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  • Internal medicine, oncology specialist scheduling monthly appointments at CCCH

     By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Alfred Cretella, M.D., will begin seeing patients monthly at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) in Imperial, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. Dr. Cretella is board certified by the American Board of Inter...
  • Arbitrator rules for Nebraska on two key disputes with Kansas

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Talk about a Christmas gift! That’s what irrigators in the Republican River Basin got with the preliminary decisions from the arbitrator on compact disputes between Nebraska and Kansas. In preliminary ruli...
  • Safe haven debacle top news story of 2008

     By the Associated Press Nebraska Bureau wire service   Troubled teenagers from across the country were among children dropped off under Nebraska’s ill-conceived safe-haven law, and the bizarre situation was voted the year’s top state story ...
  • State gas tax going up today

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Nebraska’s gas tax will increase by less than half a cent a gallon today, Jan. 1. While gas prices across the country are lower than they have been in years, the 0.4 cent increase will add on average 6 cents to 8 cents to ...
  • Broncos sweep Brady tourney

          The Bronco boys and girls basketball teams swept the titles of the Brady Holiday Tournament last night in Brady.     The boys outlasted Anselmo-Merna, 54-51, to take their tournament trophy. The consolation match was also a close one, with Pa...
  • Bronco boys, girls advance at Brady Tourney

         Both the Wauneta-Palisade basketball teams advanced Monday to the championships at the Brady Holiday Tournament.      The girls defeated 5-0 Paxton earlier in the afternoon, 48-39. They take on 2-3 Brady today at 3:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. CT, kick...
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  • Frigid air, icy conditions move into region ahead of holidays

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    The deep freeze is on across southwest Nebraska, but hopefully a warming trend will bring more moderate conditions for holiday travelers later this week.    Last Friday morning dawned with snow and ice-packed roads,...
  • Wrestlers third at Cambridge Meet

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    With another top-three showing last week, the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestling squad heads into their holiday break feeling pretty good about their results so far.    Head coach Rich Wilson, his squad do...
  • Broncos trounce South Platte, fall to Hayes Center

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze        In their first full weekend of play, the Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team split contests against South Platte and Hayes Center taking their record to 2-2 going into the holiday break.    The Broncs domin...
  • Bronco girls go up 4-1 with three wins last week

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze    The lady Bronco basketball team went on a tear last week, posting a solid win over Dundy County-Stratton on Tuesday, then defeating South Platte and Hayes Center soundly in weekend play.    The Broncos, taking on a...
  • WP students post strong state standards results

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze    Nebraska’s statewide report card was released last week and the Wauneta-Palisade School District was among those with students showing strong proficiency in reading, writing, math and science.    In the areas of ...
  • Enders Lake Golf Course, Tommy’s Sports Club plan New Year’s Eve specials

        Southwest Nebraska residents have some options for celebrating New Year’s Eve without having to travel too far.    Enders Lake Golf Course and Tommy’s Sports Club in Wauneta have both announced dinner specials to help welcome the new year in...
  • Area church services planned for Christmas and New Years Eve

        Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauneta and Trinity Lutheran in Palisade are both planning special church services on Christmas morning as well as New Year’s Eve. In addition, Redeemer will hold  their Christmas program on Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m....
  • Longer school day awaits WP students after break

        Students at Wauneta-Palisade Schools began their two-week long Christmas break with an early release Tuesday.    When classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 6, they’ll wake up to a longer school day, even longer than announced earlier this month by s...
  • Work starts on new FVC headquarters in Imperial

    Workers with Regier Land Improvement of Madrid began dirt work last week in Imperial at the site of the new office complex for Frenchman Valley Co-op. The new facility will be located at the south end of Broadway just across from the co-op’s service sta...
  • ‘Messiah’ returns to Chase County after a 10-year absence

    It’s been about 10 years since a community chorus presented Handel’s “Messiah” in Chase County, but the beautiful music returned to the area Dec. 14. A community chorus of 27 voices, under the direction of Joel Grosbach, performed selected choruse...
  • Santa Saturday drawings held

    Those winning prizes in the Wauneta Chamber’s Santa Saturday drawings include, front from left, Deb Andrew, Darlene Haarberg, Verna Sandman, James Crabb, Noreen Christner, Aneta Engel and Carl Schumacher. Second row from left, Alan Schreiner, Sheryl Ein...
  • Large crowd on hand for Wauneta’s Santa Saturday drawings

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    A standing-room-only crowd packed into the Chateau Theatre after frigid temperatures Saturday afternoon led Wauneta Chamber organizers to move Santa Saturday festivities indoors.    A number of fantastic prizes were...
  • Santa's big day is here

    Merry Christmas and a Ho Ho Ho — Santa’s big day is at hand. Youngsters in Wauneta enjoyed an early visit from Santa Claus Saturday, with the jolly old elf joining members of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department, above, in delivering bags of goodies ...