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  • Jesus Christ is born!

    By Lori Pankonin, Johnson Publications    Go tell it on the mountain    Over the hills and everywhere    Go tell it on the mountain    That Jesus Christ is born.    I don’t know that I’ll sing that familiar carol again without picturing...
  • A jolly take on the holidays

    By Ed Howard    There was a Russian czar called Rudolph the Red.     He looked out a window of his palace one day and said, to his usually disputatious wife, “It’s snowing.” She looked outside. “No, it’s raining.”     Rudolph twisted ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: A jolly man in his fat pants

        Children, what you’re about to read is a true account of a lame old man with an obsession so pathetic it defends the pathetic.    I have an addiction.    It started out harmless enough, as obsessions often do, but now it’s making me do th...
  • Enjoy a happy and safe holiday season

        By the time this issue reaches your hands this week, you will likely be in full-on Christmas mode, gearing up for a holiday full of food, folks and fun.    Oh, and presents. Don’t forget the presents.    Whether you’re traveling out of to...
  • Wrestlers fourth at NP meet

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers grabbed a fourth-place finish at North Platte St. Pat’s Saturday, and Bronco coach Rich Wilson said they couldn’t be happier.    “It’s going very well for our...
  • Huskers fall to Nittany Lions in historic match

         The number-four Husker volleyball team dropped a five-set match to Penn State tonight, after falling behind 2-0 and climbing back into the match point-by-point.      In the Husker-friendly confines of the Qwest Center in Omaha, the emotio...
  • Huskerland welcomes volleyball Final Four in Omaha, Huskers take on Penn State tonight

    From Huskers.com2008 NCAA ChampionshipsNCAA National Semifinals: No. 3 Texas (29-3) vs. No. 2 Stanford (30-3)Thursday, Dec. 18 • Qwest Center Omaha • 6 p.m. • TV: ESPNU No. 4 Nebraska (31-2) vs. No. 1 Penn State (36-0)Thursday, Dec. 18 • Qwest C...
  • Bronco girls take third-ranked C-2 Cambridge to the buzzer

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    Any sports fan big on the art of weighing odds to determine the outcome of a game surely wouldn’t have put the Broncos up by 10 points going into the final quarter of play Friday night.    Anyone betting on the g...
  • Bronco boys push Cambridge into double OT

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    Outsized, outbenched and down to two varsity starters by the end of the game, the Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team gave it their all Friday as they battled the Cambridge Trojans in the Broncs’ home opener.   ...
  • Wauneta's Santa Saturday hits this weekend

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    Wauneta’s Santa Saturday is almost here and more great prizes keep getting added to the list of Chamber Drawing booty.    Among the latest additions: a meat package sampler from HomeTown Agency: $50 in Chamber Buc...
  • Palisade mother, son survive train accident near Trenton

        A car-train collision near Trenton early Saturday morning ended with an emergency flight to Kearney for a Palisade family. Shawn Flaig, a 2003 WP graduate, is now listed in stable condition at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, but family members ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Who says you can't go home?

        By Dave Vrbas of The Wauneta Breeze     It’s not everyday I get to headline my column with the title of a popular Bon Jovi tune, so you can imagine how I’m relishing this opportunity and taking full advantage.    Actually, the excitement ...
  • Sharing With Wauneta: Christmas Memories

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta     When I was a child the Sunny Side School always had a Christmas tree but my house usually did not. The stores in town sometimes had them in the windows but the great depression of the ’30s was still fresh in the memories...
  • The greatest Christmas blessing we have to share

        By John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute     When my dad returned to Pulaski, Tenn., after serving in World War II, he couldn’t find a decent-paying job. My birth barely a year later only reinforced what my parents already knew — they h...
  • Gimme some of yours and I’ll give you some of mine

        By Ed Howard    Did you see the recent story about Gov. Heineman and the budget?     The gist of it was that the next state budget will be more, rather than less, problematic.    If you pay any attention to what goes on in America, as it a...
  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

        The Breeze editorial board -- both of us -- are ecstatic about the many changes taking place right now nationally, regionally, and right here in our little office.    First off, there are oodles of changes going on in our nation.    During th...
  • Beatrix McKillip celebrates first birthday

        Beatrix Aislin McKillip celebrated her first birthday Dec. 17, 2008, with her sister, Lillias, and parents, Austin and Jessica McKillip of Lincoln.     Her grandparents are Don and Carey Harrison of rural Wauneta and Tim and Cindy McKillip of Ha...
  • Looking Back * December 18

    10 years ago this weekDec. 17, 1998    David and Hans Johnson of Loveland, Colo., were guests of Betty Johnson over the weekend to do some pheasant hunting.    Lisa Harris returned from a trip to Germany where she enjoyed time with her parents, Roge...
  • ­Bronco boys push Cambridge into double OT

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    Outsized, outbenched and down to two varsity starters by the end of the game, the Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team gave it their all Friday as they battled the Cambridge Trojans in the Broncs’ home opener.   ...
  • Wrestlers fourth at North Platte meet

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers grabbed a fourth-place finish at North Platte St. Pat’s Saturday, and Bronco coach Rich Wilson said they couldn’t be happier.    “It’s going very well for our...