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  • Breeze office will be closed Labor Day Monday

    The Breeze office will join other businesses and governmental offices across the country in closing on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Deadline for news items and advertising advances to Friday, Sept. 4....
  • Wauneta UMC launching Wednesday afternoon youth Bible program

    The United Methodist Church in Wauneta is launching a midweek Christian youth program called Bible Max. The program is open to youngsters who are pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Bible Max will be held each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. MT/4:30 to 6...
  • Heritage of Wauneta Fall Carnival set for Sept. 13

    Make plans to attend Heritage of Wauneta’s Annual Community Fall Carnival later this month — especially all you Elvis fans! This year’s event is planned for Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. MT/4:30 to 7 p.m. CT and will feature the talent of E...
  • Nebraska sees its third H1N1 death; flu activity up

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the third death of a Nebraska resident due to novel H1N1 influenza virus.  The patient was a woman in her 20s who resided in Douglas County.  The woman had a chronic, underlying health c...
  • Make plans to participate in mini health fair

    A mini health fair is planned this fall by Chase County Community Hospital and blood draws will soon be conducted. At the Wauneta Clinic, blood draws for the mini health fair will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 10 a.m. Blood draws will be ...
  • Safety reminder issued following deadly weekend

    Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are reminding motorists to wear their seat belts, obey the posted speed limits, never drive impaired and avoid distractions in the wake of a deadly weekend on Nebraska roads. Three people ranging in age from 16-35 ...
  • Husker fans reminded to stay alert, informed when traveling to ball games

    Summer is coming to an end and new activities have families headed for the highways. Labor Day Holiday, Nebraska State Fair and Husker home games are all on the calendar. Highway improvement projects are in progress across the state. The Department of ...
  • Dr. Boyer leaving to assist N.P. practice

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Thursday, Aug. 20, marked the final day of work for Dr. Steve Boyer at the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. Boyer, who lives in Mullen, will join the States Family Practice in North Platte. Boyer...
  • NRDs enter closed talks with DNR

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) and representatives of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been meeting behind closed doors recently. During the Tuesday, Aug. 18, Upper Republi...
  • Chase County Community Hospital to form health care focus group

    Chase County Community Hospital is seeking volunteers to serve on a health care focus group. The main purposes of the focus group will be: 1. Gather information on health care issues of key importance to local communities. 2. Identify challenges faced ...
  • Warming ocean temps lead to cooler than normal summer for Midwest

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s summer weather — cooler and wetter than average — has many scratching their heads and asking “what’s the deal?” It’s early August and Wauneta still has not hit 100 degrees in 2009, according...
  • Let Me Put It This Way: Remembering the Kennedys

    By Tina Kitt, Managing Editor I grew up in a home where the Kennedy family was held in high regard, as they were most of the country. The aura of Camelot radiated long after JFK’s death, like a star still glowing from the far reaches of the galaxy for...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter Five

    “Deathbed” is a serial fiction novel by associate editor Dave Vrbas. Chapters of the story will be included in the Breeze over the next several weeks for our readers’ entertainment. Chapter Five: Hijacked I woke up about a half-hour later with ...
  • Former Parkview/Heights employee killed in Saturday accident

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Jannie M. Larson, 51, of Wray, Colo., was killed in a one-vehicle rollover late Saturday afternoon, just south of the Chase County line in Dundy County. According to the Nebraska State Patrol report, Larson wa...
  • Soil structure important to water retention

    Soil structure determines how much water a field can hold, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Water quickly percolates through coarse, sandy soil, while fine soils, like clay, retain more water, said Dean Yonts, Extension Irrigation Engi...
  • Annual walk to celebrate all cancer survivors

    Sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital, this year’s 3K walk in Imperial is called “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk.” It will be held Oct. 3 beginning at Chase County Schools. Organizers emphasize that the walk recognizes all surviv...
  • Harchelroad Motors’ 6th annual Corvette Classic registers 215 cars

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The 6th annual Chase County Corvette Classic just continues to grow. Held during the fair on Saturday, Aug. 15, more than 200 cars registered for the show. The event is sponsored by Harchelroad Motors, Inc.,...
  • Field tour planned for re-establishing historic oaks

    Beginning at Common Scents Nursery near McCook, visitors to Burr Oak Canyon will spend the day, starting at 7:45 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 17, 2009, learning how to re-establish a unique, relict stand of bur oaks, said District Forester, Rachel Allison of the N...
  • Seed treatments increase yield

    New winter wheat seed treatments have proved very effective, increasing yield by a bushel or two per acre even when no disease is detected, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Western Nebraska Crops specialist Bob Klein said the small, co...
  • Fifteen Nebraska Counties eligible for USDA Emergency Loans

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced recently that family farmers in three Nebraska counties are eligible to apply for low interest Emergency (EM) loans due to physical and production losses caused by excessive ra...