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  • ‘Images of Nebraska’ photo contest kicks off in July

    The Chase County Hospital Foundation in cooperation with Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring the third annual “Images of Nebraska” photo contest. According to Randy Vlasin, executive director of the Chase County Hospital Foundation, “We h...
  • Adams Bank & Trust team wins 4th annual hospital foundation golf benefit

    Adams Bank & Trust fielded the winning team at the 4th Annual Chase County Hospital Foundation Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit on Saturday, June 25 at the Enders Lake Golf Course. The team of John and Angie Paisley and Kirk and Mary Wilson finished the ...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Valentine’s Fischer tosses hat into ring for Republican senate nomination

    Deb Fischer did it. The two-term lawmaker / rancher from Valentine joined the race for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate. Several Nebraska governors – Jim Exon, Bob Kerrey, incumbents Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns – have won Senate election...
  • DEAR FELLOW NEBRASKANS: Bringing the world to Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   In two months, Nebraska will be hosting international business leaders and trade partners from several nations as they travel to our state for Nebraska’s second Reverse Trade Mission. This event presents an oppor...
  • SHOUT OUT: Wauneta cemetery in good condition

    My sisters and I were recently in Wauneta for a Stock family reunion on Memorial Day Weekend. I just want to comment on the superior appearance of the Cemetery. It was just wonderful to see the grounds so well kept and clean. A big kudos to whoever main...
  • USDA invites applications for Value Added Producer Grant to assist farmers

    Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced that applications are being accepted for grants to provide economic assistance to independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives and agricultural producer groups through the Value-Added ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Appreciation to those who have shared. . .

    By Nola Straub Last summer I asked for Zucchini recipes and I received some this year to share. Gardens should soon start to produce that long green vegetable that can be served with meats, made into bread or masqueraded as dessert with sweetness.   Z...
  • Goltl selected for trip to nation’s capital

    Riley Goltl of Palisade recently was selected to participate in the Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour. Riley was sponsored by Southwest Public Power District to attend the seven day tour in Washington, D.C. w...
  • Assistance still available through Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program

    Hayes County has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program. The program allows income eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safety renovations to their ...
  • Tick populations high in western Nebraska

    By Robert Tigner SW 4 Extension Educator Tick populations have been high in western Nebraska. It is important to identify ticks if one is found embedded in the skin and to correctly remove ticks to reduce the risk of disease transfer. Controlling tick-...
  • In response to demand, Nebraska farmersincreased corn acres to 10 million

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture said recently that Nebraska farmers planted 10 million acres of corn this year. That’s a 500,000-acre increase from USDA’s March estimate and 850,000 acres more than what was planted last year. “Nebraska farmers c...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    July 8—Hayes Center Hayes County Pre-Fair Entries Due UN-L Extension Office in Hayes County. July 10—Hayes/Hitchcock Trap Contest. July 11—Trenton SW 4 Day Camp. July 14—Benkelman Dundy Clothing Day Community Building. July 14—Trenton Hitchc...
  • Moms and daughters, focus of Saturday, July 23 CWC meeting

    “Moms & Daughters Day Out” will be the focus for the Christian Women’s Club meeting for July. The meeting will be held Saturday, July 23, at the Wallace Community Hall in Wallace. Tickets are $5.00 at the door and include all of the entertainmen...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 1, 2 and 3

      'Kung Fu Panda 2' Featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen Rated PG 90 Minutes Movie sponsored by Wauneta Crossroads...
  • Wide-open view to downtown Wauneta

    A perch on the top floor of Wauneta’s Municipal Building last week offered a wide-open view of downtown Wauneta, unencumbered by glass with fresh air pouring in freely. The experience was short lived, however, as the crew from Einspahr Construction ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Breeze office closed Monday for 4th of July The Wauneta Breeze will join with other businesses in closing Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The office will resume regular hours Tuesday, July 5. Due to Monday’s closing the deadline f...
  • Ariel Fanning to join Hair Chateau staff

    Recent McCook Beauty Academy graduate Ariel Fanning will be the next new hair stylist at Hair Chateau in Wauneta, joining longtime owner Cindy Nichols. Nichols, who has run the Chateau as a one-woman operation for three years, said she is excited for Fa...
  • Final numbers tallied on NRD’s irrigation retirement program

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   A total of 15 tracts in Chase and Dundy County, representing 1,109.5 acres, are enrolled in the irrigation retirement plan offered in the Upper Republican ¡atural Resources District (URNRD). Four of the 15 ...
  • WP baseball team plays for league title tomorrow

    The Wauneta-Palisasde 4th/5th/6th grade baseball team has been on quite a roll this summer. Having only lost one game this season, the boys go after a tournament championship tomorrow (Friday) evening in Atwood, Kan., at 8 p.m. MT/9 p.m. CT. The Broncos...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July (excluding July 4). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. June 27 s...