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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leash laws created for a reason

    Dear Editor: We wish to thank the Wauneta City employees, Dr. Steve Pollmann, the Sheriff’s Department, family and friends and the town of Wauneta for the help and outpouring of concern and support after the vicious attack on our donkey, Scooter. Whil...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: State lawmakers push to delay Keystone pipeline decision until 2012

    Maybe the U.S. Department of State will see it as something of a state’s rights issue and give the Nebraska Legislature a break when it comes to giving the go-ahead on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Maybe not. A new, independent study by ...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Letting go of the strain

    There is a phenomenon that happens when we’re trying to find something. We’re usually in a hurry. Sometimes about to rush out of the house before we’re late. In that struggle is when it happens. Like a sneeze, an uneasiness hits us and we realize ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 26, 2001 Samyah, 17, (nicknamed Sammy by her great aunt) and 10-year-old Saeed Alfori of Oman are spending the summer with their great aunt Jan Huser and enjoying the “freedom” here. People in their country are more class...
  • Foreign Investors must report holdings

    Foreign investors with an interest in U.S. agricultural lands are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the Secretary of Agriculture, according to the head of the Chase County Farm Service Agency. “Any foreign person who acquires or...
  • ‘Christmas in July’ coming Sunday at county museum

    Plan to spend a “cool” afternoon at the museum viewing some of the 150 nativity sets in Janet Sheaffer’s collection. Sheaffer had one nativity set when she was in grade school, and started collecting when she started teaching. She has received many...
  • Jordyn Doetker to compete in Miss Southwest Nebraska Rodeo Jr. Queen Pageant

    The 2011 Miss Southwest Nebraskas Rodeo Queen and Junior Queen Pageant will be held this weekend, July 23-24, in McCook. Competing for the Miss Southwest Nebraska Rodeo Jr. Queen title will be Jordyn Doetker of Wauneta. Jordyn, 14, is the daughter of Jed...
  • K-State Veterinarian says hot weather, dogs and outdoor activities may not mix

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator Hot weather is here, and that means both dogs and their owners can enjoy more outdoor activities. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says hot weather can be dangerous for dogs. Even on moderately warm days, d...
  • UNL Water Saving Field Day; August 1, Imperial

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator The program will start at 5 p.m. MDT August 1 with a meal. The field is located on the northeast side of the intersection of Road 736 and Avenue 334. To get to the field from Imperial head 1 mile east of intersection...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 15, 16 and 17

      'Green Lantern' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG 114 Minutes ...
  • They’re baaaaaack!

    This pair of goats, which belongs to Larry Peterson, of Imperial, felt like playing instead of munching grass on Tuesday afternoon. Peterson’s goats are being used this summer by the Village of Wauneta to help graze off the river ditches of the Fren...
  • Local News Briefs

    Wet weather continues to slow wheat harvest Heavy precipitation is causing this year’s wheat harvest to be even further behind schedule than expected. Rain levels exceeded 2 inches in Wauneta last week, with many fields outside of town receiving even ...
  • Town nursing home set to close

    VHS: Services to discontinue at Heritage of Wauneta By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Vetter Health Services (VHS), owners of Heritage of Wauneta, announced its intentions of closing the Wauneta nursing home facility after a special meeting with He...
  • Telephone scam targets area elderly

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Roughly a handful of citizens in the BWTelcom telephone service area have been the target of an international money-swindling racket in recent months, according to BWTelcom General Manager Randy Raile and the Chase ...
  • Harvest Fest details continue to emerge

    Wauneta’s 125-year heritage to be celebrated July 28-31 By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The 2011 Wauneta Harvest Fest is shaping up to be one of the liveliest ever, with more fun contests and events being announced each week the celebration get...
  • NRD adds another 248 acres to retirement program

    NRCS gets additional funds to add the tract By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) enrolled another 248 acres into its retirement program, thanks to additional funding received in Nebraska b...
  • Postal Service considering closing, consolidation of Enders Post Office

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican It certainly wasn’t news customers of the Enders Post Office wanted to hear. That’s the news that the small post office on Highway 6 between Imperial and Wauneta is being studied “for possible closing or ...
  • Potential for West Nile here again; precautions urged

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   As area residents spend time outdoors with summer activities, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is issuing reminders that precautions against West Nile virus should be a priority. West Nile i...
  • Special year for Holiness Camp

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   For 100 years people have been attending Imperial Valley Holiness Camp, now located on Highway 6 between Enders and Imperial. This year attendees will be celebrating those 100 years. The interdenominational ca...
  • Co-ed softball season rolls on for Wauneta teams

    Wauneta Crossroads’ softball team is, at front from left, Katie Flaig, Larissa Gerhartz, Laura Rundback and Bailey Soucie. At back from left, Shane Gerhartz, Jesse West, Owen Madden and Myles West. Not pictured: Chad Flaig and Marissa Castillo. (Waune...