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  • All decked out for prom

    Wauneta-Palisade High School students donned their finest for prom last Saturday. Top photo, Joe Kirkpatrick is all smiles as he takes part in the promenade with a gal on each arm, Christina McGinnis at left, and Casee Howard at right. Middle photo, Mason...
  • Mac's last bird round-up

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Jim and Pat McKinney have been in the bird business for three decades, an adventurous and time-consuming enterprise which is winding down for the retired school teachers. Last week the final large shipment of game birds lef...
  • Mac's last bird round-up

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Jim and Pat McKinney have been in the bird business for three decades, an adventurous and time-consuming enterprise which is winding down for the retired school teachers. Last week the final large shipment of game bi...
  • Looking Back * March 26, 2009

    10 years ago this week March 25, 1999 Wauneta-Palisade’s speech team brought home the state D-1 championship runner-up trophy following the state meet held at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. It was the first time in the history of the school’s pr...
  • Homemade runzas to help fund church sound system

    Orders are being taken for homemade runzas with proceeds going to help fund a new portable sound system at the Palisade United Methodist Church. To place your order contact Roberta Werkmeister at 285-3317 or Shirley Ferguson at 285-3512....
  • Bid accepted for final phase of utility shop improvements

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The final phase of upgrades at the Wauneta Utilities Department shop are set to get underway this spring after  members of the Wauneta Village Board approved a $19,213 bid submitted by Troy Skelton of S&S Constructi...
  • Dave Ja Vu: An open letter to expectant celebs

    To: Celebrities expecting children From: Jack’s dad Re: Your spoiled spawn’s name Subject: Whatever you’re thinking, rethink it, please.   To Any and All of You, We common folks still have dreams. Sure, our 401(k) plans contain very little anym...
  • URNRD sends transfer rules to hearing; adopts retirement program

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Following more than four months of discussion, the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board forwarded transfer rules for a public hearing.  The public hearing on the clarifica...
  • Training sessions planned for new Wauneta EMS members

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Are you the kind of person that finds satisfaction in helping others? Are you wanting to learn more about dealing with medical emergencies? If yes, the Wauneta Emergency Medical Services squad might be what you’re ...
  • Grant awarded to SWNCBC to fund first-time homebuyer assistance

    Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) in Grant, Neb., has received $100,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund money to continue providing a down payment and closing cost assistance program to help 10 individuals in Perkins, ...
  • Change in movie schedule announced at Chateau

    A change in movies scheduled for showing at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre was announced last week, with theatre volunteers announcing the following changes: • March 20, 21 and 22: “Confessions of a Shopaholic” will be shown instead of “Taken.” •...
  • Sunday dinner, pancake night at Senior Center

    Ham and roast beef are on the menu this Sunday at the Wauneta Senior Center’s fundraising dinner, with food served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT. Cost of the meal is $7, with children 9 and under eating for $3.50. Next week, on Thursday, March 26, the Waune...
  • Hazardous waste pickup stop in Palisade Saturday

    Household hazardous waste collection sites will be in operation again this Saturday, March 21, at several locations in southwest Nebraska, including: • Hayes Center at the Hayes County Courthouse from 8-9 a.m. MT/9-10 a.m. CT. • Palisade Fire Hall fro...
  • Capitol View: A look at Nebraska’s safe haven laws, homeless kids and school financing ideas

    It was hardly surprising to learn that there had been no use, at this writing, of the state’s revised safe haven law for children. Lawmakers amended the statue last November to specify it applies to infants up to 30 days of age.  For awhile it seemed p...
  • Hayes Center boys take state tourney third in Class D-2

    Hayes Center boys had a good run at the state basketball tourney last week, going 2-1 and wrapping up their season with a consolation victory and Class D-2’s third rating overall. The Cards finished third after an 87-40 drubbing of Litchfield in the ope...
  • Pheasants Forever raises dollars for local habitat

    The Southwestern Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter held its 19th annual fund-raising banquet March 7 at Enders Lake Golf Course. Drew Larsen, Regional Nebraska Pheasants Forever Biologist from North Platte, was the emcee for the evening’s activities. A...
  • RPAC names three Bronco boys to postseason all-conference list

    The Bronco boys basketball season ended with three players named to RPAC’s postseason all-conference list. Sophomores Drew Harris and Chris Bartels were both named to the first team of the Golden Plains division of RPAC, while senior TJ Ellicott was nam...
  • Healthbeat: Colonoscopy most accurate screening for colon cancer

    Editor’s note: Staff from Chase County Community Hospital will be writing a regular column in this newspaper. The first one appears here.     Preventive medicine plays an extremely important role in having good health now and greatly improves our cha...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Grandma's cookie jar

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta          A house should have it’s cookie jar— For when it’s half past three Children hurrying home from school As hungry as can be, There is nothing quite so splendid As filling children up With a spicy ginger ...
  • Children's theatre cast, with performances next weekend

    There will be bugs in the Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota’s musical performance this weekend, but they won’t be problem bugs. They’ll be fireflies and scorpions, along with penguins, cactus plants and a number of Bigfoots, er, Bigfeets...