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  • Rural Nebraskans are adjusting, just not always correctly, finds poll

    Rural Nebraskans are adapting to the economic downturn by cutting back spending on luxuries, but some also are delaying medical treatment or running up credit card debt on routine expenses, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. The 14th annual Universit...
  • Plans being finalized for next week’s Harvest Fest

    Wauneta’s annual Harvest Fest will kick off next Thursday, July 23, with a pancake and sausage feed at the senior center and wrap up on Sunday, July 26, with the movie “Ice Age 3” at the Chateau. Among the events on this year’s slate are The Div...
  • Hastings band Slingshot ready to get Wauneta’s Harvest Festival dance crowd on their feet

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Get ready to put on your dancing shoes southwest Nebraska — Slingshot is coming to town. The popular eastern Nebraska band, Slingshot, based in Hastings, will bring their mix of Top 40 Country and Classic Rock hi...
  • MPCC Imperial Extended Campus to have ribbon cutting ceremony July 24

    The Mid-Plains Community College Imperial Extended Campus will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new location, 1324 Broadway, Imperial, Neb., at 11:30 a.m. MST on Friday, July 24. A lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda will be provided fo...
  • Travel back in time to a Jerusalem Marketplace

    Ready to travel back in time? Come along with us to Miller’s Pond where the bustling of Jerusalem’s Marketplace Day Camp will be taking place in a cotton grove setting next to a pond, says Pastor Judy Dye. Our Jerusalem Marketplace Day Camp will prov...
  • Imperial Valley Holiness Camp starts July 23

    The 98th consecutive annual interdenominational family camp meeting of the Imperial Valley Holiness Association gets underway July 23 at the camp site located on Highway 6, 3 1/2 miles east of Imperial. The meetings run from Thursday, July 23 to Monday, ...
  • Life Lessons: School days on a Nebraska prairie

    Editor’s note: Wauneta native Rita Miller Manlove of Mesa, Ariz., shares online messages with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through a blog dubbed Grandma Rita’s Ramblings. She often writes of her memories of growing up on the fa...
  • Capitol View: Insights on Sanford, Terry and Palin

    Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina is, in fact, a lucky fellow in at least one way. He’s decidedly lucky he’s not the governor of Nebraska!  Think of public reaction hereabouts if a governor, regardless of party affiliation or anything else, wa...
  • Don’t wait on ACRE

    “Farmers who have decided they are going to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) option of the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) should get an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office right away,” advised St...
  • Early weed control critical to next year’s crop

    Next year’s success with rainfed crops depends on water saved this year so producers should retain wheat residues, but they need to keep weeds under control, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Western Nebraska crops specialist Bob Kl...
  • Funding available to fight invasive weeds

    Several organizations are joining forces to continue the battle to reduce invasive plants along many of the river corridors in the western two-thirds of Nebraska. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering $1.5 million in cost s...
  • FSA County Committee nomination deadline nears

    Teri Moss County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Chase County today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2009, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committ...
  • NET special featuring local NU walk-ons Brian Harchelroad and Taylor Dixon to air in early August

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   “Walk Ons: Huskers’ Edge,” featuring both of Wauneta’s own current and former Husker football walk-ons, Taylor Dixon and Brian Harchelroad, respectively, will premiere Thursday, July 30, at Marcus Village P...
  • Wray, Colo., man wins Mens Open

    Thirty-nine golfers took to the links in the Men’s Open held at the Enders Lake Golf Course Sunday, July 12. The championship flight plays 27 holes, other flights play 18 holes. Branson Real of Wray, Colo., carded a 105 in 27 holes to take top honors w...
  • Atwood, Kan., duo wins 2-Ladies Scramble at Enders

    Morgan Schweizer and Margaret Hagler of Atwood, Kan., outscored a field of 15 teams to win the 2-Ladies Scramble held Saturday, July 11 at the Enders Lake Golf Course.The duo carded a 68, five strokes ahead of second place winners, Candy Druse and Annie ...
  • Harvest Fest lineup full of action-packed activities for sports fans

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s Harvest Festival lineup should keep athletes and their fans busy with plenty of sporting activity available for both. Kicking off next Thursday evening with a full slate of physical contests at the p...
  • No-till can save water, pumping cost

    Irrigated crops grown in no-till may require three to five inches less water from rain or irrigation than those grown under conventional tillage, said University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educator Steve Melvin. Residue in no-till systems increase...
  • Fairs to be focus at museum on Sunday

    Join the Chase County Fair Board at the Chase County Museum Sunday as they reminisce about past ventures at the Chase County Fair and give insight into the future fair.   Questions and ideas will all be welcome….Especially welcome will be any storie...
  • Preparing for the Unexpected: Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

    Being prepared for a disaster or an emergency relieves the inclination to panic. The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension participates in a collaborative multi-state effort by extension services across the country to improve the delivery of servi...
  • NRD draft budget includes occupation tax

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators will pay another $4 per-irrigated-acre in occupation tax as proposed in the draft of Upper Republican Natural Resources District’s (URNRD) 2009-10 budget. A draft version of next year’s budg...