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  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 8, 2004 Rains the past week of over 2.5 inches stalled the wheat harvest but was welcome by most to help pastures and fall crops. Wheat yields were down due to frost and drought conditions. Robert Jones, Mike Gentry, Bryan E...
  • Stars and Stripes

    From sparklers to fountains to rockets, the Fourth of July had something for everyone. Mother Nature provided some fireworks of her own with a thunderstorm moving across Chase and Dundy Counties. (Diane Stamm | Wauneta Breeze)...
  • Stars and Stripes

    From sparklers to fountains to rockets, the Fourth of July had something for everyone. Mother Nature provided some fireworks of her own with a thunderstorm moving across Chase and Dundy Counties. (Diane Stamm | Wauneta Breeze)...
  • Palisade, Wauneta swimming pools broken into

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Hayes and Chase County Sheriff departments are each investigating similar area incidents. Late Monday, June 23, or early Tuesday morning, June 24, the Palisade and Wauneta swimming pools were broken into. Thou...
  • Vrbas sentenced 15 years

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Jerald Vrbas, 60, of Palisade was sentenced Monday in United States District Court for producing child pornography. U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Vrbas to serve 15 years in federal prison for ...
  • Kansas rejects decision on N-CORPE arbitration

    Nebraska seeking 100 percent credit for augmentation pumping   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   It came as no surprise when Kansas officially rejected an arbiter’s findings on the N-CORPE augmentation project in Lincoln County. In Ma...
  • General-only election filing deadlines near

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The incumbent filing deadline for the general election is just under two weeks away. New filers have an additional two weeks to file, until Aug. 1, 2014. Area offices included in the general-only election inc...
  • Fair brochures hit the mail next week

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   This year’s Chase County Fair & Expo brochure will start hitting mail boxes early next week. The eight-page four-color brochure highlights the entertainment booked for the Christian, rock and country c...
  • Wauneta-Palisade school board holds special meeting to discuss flooring, administrative salaries

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board held a special meeting last Wednesday, June 25, to discuss flooring options and administrative salaries. The board plans to replace flooring in the main hallways on the first...
  • The joke’s on me

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Just the other evening I witnessed my son fart on his hand, sniff it and giggle. Why would anyone think that’s a good idea? Later, when I told my husband about it he giggled too. Is there a household on the Earth...
  • Anderjaska takes part in Nebraska-Wyoming Six-Man Shoot Out

    Hayden Pollmann and Anderjaska stand for a picture following the game. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze) By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Former Wauneta-Palisade Broncos’ Wes Anderjaska and Hayden Pollmann spent last week in south central N...
  • Wauneta-Palisade five, six, seven and eight-year olds enjoy T-ball season

    LiLeigh Littrel (left) and Addy Einspahr race for the ball. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   Wauneta-Palisade youth wrapped up the T-ball season Monday against Benkelman. The five and six year-olds’ team included Kenzie Bardsley, Erika Rahn, R...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 1, 2004 Rev. Keith Wellman was honored on his 30th year in the ministry at a picnic potluck supper held at the church with approximately 95 in attendance. Following his ordination he has served parishes at Wilmot and Milbank,...
  • WP Cheerleaders, Alco raise nearly $1,000 for Pilger

    The Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders teamed up with employees from the Alco store in Imperial to hold a fundraiser for the victims of the tornados in Pilger. The fundraiser consisted of a hot dog lunch sponsored by Pepsi and organized by the employees of A...
  • WP Cheerleaders, Alco raise nearly $1,000 for Pilger

    The Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders teamed up with employees from the Alco store in Imperial to hold a fundraiser for the victims of the tornados in Pilger. The fundraiser consisted of a hot dog lunch sponsored by Pepsi and organized by the employees of...
  • Colorado marijuana law having big impact locally

    ■ Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of three articles about the Colorado Marijuana law and its impact on this region. By Tim Linscott Grant Tribune Sentinel   Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman looked at his computer scree...
  • Phone sales for fair tickets begin Monday

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   People wishing to order their tickets by phone for the Chase County Fair can begin doing so Monday, June 30. The fair began accepting on-line ticket orders on May 31 and will open it up to phone and mail o...
  • Lana Skelton celebrates 25th year on Wauneta EMS

    June marks Lana Skelton’s 25th year as a Wauneta EMS volunteer. Here she stands in front of Wauneta’s newest ambulance. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Christi Christner The Wauneta Breeze   Lana Skelton has been serving the Wau...
  • Nigerian trade team visits to Chase, Perkins Counties

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) in Imperial played host to an eight-member Nigerian trade team Tuesday morning as the first of several stops in Nebraska. The trade team wants to learn about production prospects ...
  • Church of Christ building and property change hands

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze Faced with the challenge of rising costs and lowering membership, the Church of Christ in Wauneta has sold its building. Church of Christ Pastor Randy Hayes said the church is still active and functioning, jus...