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  • Many hands come together to install new play structure at Palisade Attendance Center

    Approximately 25 volunteers came together on Saturday, April 25 to install a new playground structure at the Palisade Attendance Center. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, the structure was completed ahead of schedule. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The ...
  • Water projects move to the forefront for the Village

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Village of Wauneta has been searching for a solution to the arsenic levels in the village water supply for some time. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has told Wauneta now is th...
  • Southwest Public Power District still creating sparks

    Southwest Public Power District (SWPPD) has been around for 70 years. Their staff, pictured here, include from left, Cliff Riener, Caleb Mulligan, Skyler Sutherland, former employee Tyler Wermers, Michael McAlevy, Jim Dyer, Richard Durham, Lane Wright, ...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Imperial this week

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The Vietnam Traveling Wall will be open to all when it comes to Imperial this week, Thursday through Sunday, April 23-26. The Wall will be erected on the old high school football field at 1150 Wellington...
  • Wauneta Breeze brings home two OWH Awards, 16 NPA awards

    The Wauneta Breeze won two awards from the Omaha World Herald, pictured here. One for Service to Agriculture and one for Community Service. Both awards earned the Breeze prize money, which will be donated back to organizations within the community. (Dia...
  • Fraudulent checks may make their way to Chase County, businesses asked to be aware

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating reports have been made in Red Willow County involving checks that are believed to have been stolen around the first of April. The chec...
  • Broncos go with the flow, weather changes track schedule

    Lesley Towery, currently near the top of the Class D leader board in the 200 and 400 meter dashes, leads the field through the final turn of the 400 meter dash April 2 at Sutherland. The Broncos’ meet at Sutherland on April 17 was cancelled and the ...
  • Summer ball program coaches needed

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Village of Wauneta wants to hear from parents or adults who are willing to or planning to coach t-ball, baseball or softball this summer. As of Tuesday, there was a couple possible coaches identified fo...
  • Elementary, Junior High Quiz Bowl teams putting brains in action

    Junior High Quiz Bowl team members are (front row, l to r) Hannah Lovell, Matilda Malcolm, Jessica Ehm, (middle row, l to r) Dakota Ingold, Cord Lee, (back row, l to r) Joel Maris, Lake Reikofski and Ben Anderjaska. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) ...
  • Registration ongoing for science camp

    Registration has been going well for the 2015 SCORE camps with the following numbers as of April 17, according to Director Marla Smith: 1-2 grades, 99; 3-4 grades, 93; 5-6 grades, 53. The capacity of the camps is 120 students. Participants registering ...
  • Village discusses owner-occupied rehabilitation program, electric system

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The April Village board meeting, held on Tuesday, April 14, was a busy one. The board discussed several big issues including the water issues, discussed in a separate story, the owner-occupied housing rehabil...
  • New ambulance on the way for Chase County

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Members of the Chase County Board of Commissioners met April 14 for their regular meeting. After debating the merits of buying a new ambulance at the March 24 meeting, commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and...
  • Bills seek to address prison overcrowding

    By Sen. Dan Hughes Nebraska State Legislature - 44th District   One of the major issues the Nebraska Legislature must address is our correctional system. Nebraska’s prisons currently are at 159 percent capacity and estimated to be at 170 percent cap...
  • Patients Grade Their Local Hospitals

    Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the South Dakota Newspaper Association and the Hoosier (I...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 21, 2005 Community members turned out in large numbers for the Valley Bank’s hamburger feed Friday night as a fundraiser for Wauneta’s medical clinic. The community more than met the Bank’s $5,000 matching challenge w...
  • Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press’ highest award

    Elna Johnson, second from right, earned the Nebraska Press Association’s highest honor–Master Editor/Publisher–at the Nebraska Press Association Annual Convention last weekend. Here, she moves to accept the award as her daughters, from left, Brend...
  • Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press’ highest award

    Elna Johnson, second from right, earned the Nebraska Press Association’s highest honor–Master Editor/Publisher–at the Nebraska Press Association Annual Convention last weekend. Here, she moves to accept the award as her daughters, from left, Bre...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Imperial next week

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   People will get the rare opportunity to see The Vietnam Traveling Wall when it comes to Imperial next week, April 22-26. The effort is being spearheaded by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and Imperial VFW Post...
  • Wauneta-Palisade school board accepts resignations, hires new English teacher

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board held their April meeting on Friday, April 10 at the Wauneta Attendance Center. The meeting included three action items–teacher resignations, approving a new teaching contra...
  • Resolution to allow voters to extend Legislative term limits dies

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Nebraska voters will not get to vote on whether to extend the term limits for Nebraska state senators in the 2016 election. On Monday, LR7 failed to advance on a 22-20 vote, effectively killing the bill. D...