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  • Wauneta-Palisade OID team and Rector head to State Speech Contest

    The 2014 Wauneta-Palisade speech team has had a great season. Team members include, back from left, Nicole Strand, Hayden Pollmann, Paul Behrends, Landon Jutten, Tom McGraw, front from left, CeAnna Jahn, Leiauna Alberts, Cameo Rector and Vanessa Kerns. ...
  • “Pat your tummy and say thanks to a farmer”

    Dear Editor: March 25th was National Ag Day–a day to pat your tummy and say thanks to a farmer without whom that tummy would be growling with hunger. Each farmer/rancher in the U.S. feeds 144 people in the U.S. and abroad. In the 1960s each farmer fed ...
  • Legislative session moving into final 10 days

    Letter Back Home By Senator Mark Christensen   Another week of bills and amendments has come and gone as the Legislature begins to wind down for the year. After Wednesday, just ten more legislative days are left this year and everyone is scrambling to...
  • WP track season gets out of the blocks today

    The Bronco track teams have eight returning letterwinners. The boys’ team will be led by (left, l to r) junior Gage Crowell and seniors Hayden Pollmann and Wes Anderjaska. The girls’ team features (right, front row, l to r) seniors Abbie Fanning and...
  • Enders Lake cleanup planned for April 26

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The local chapter of the Ike’s will join Game & Parks in coordinating a clean-up day at Enders Lake Saturday, April 26. Beau Licking, G&P superintendent at Enders Lake, said he’s excited to se...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 25, 2004 A reception/open house was held Friday honoring Ted Travis and Dallis Breese on their retirement from the Wauneta Coop Oil. Members of the Falls Club enjoyed a prime rib dinner Thursday evening at the Wauneta Se...
  • Middle Republican NRD purchases 4,000 acre feet of water in Enders for compliance purposes

    This was what Enders Lake looked like in April, 2013 after a mandated release of water that totalled 452 acre feet. On May 1, the release of an additional 4,000 acre feet will begin. (Imperial Republican file photo)   Release to begin May 1, lak...
  • Middle Republican NRD purchases 4,000 acre feet of water in Enders for compliance purposes

    This was what Enders Lake looked like in April, 2013 after a mandated release of water that totalled 452 acre feet. On May 1, the release of an additional 4,000 acre feet will begin. (Imperial Republican file photo)   Release to begin May 1, lake...
  • Scouts thank the community with chili supper

    Two-year-old Charlie Hilbert, son of Joseph and Leah Hilbert of Wray, Colo., was all smiles Saturday night when he won one of the door prizes–a box of popcorn–at the Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts chili supper. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breez...
  • Scouts thank the community with chili supper

    Two-year-old Charlie Hilbert, son of Joseph and Leah Hilbert of Wray, Colo., was all smiles Saturday night when he won one of the door prizes–a box of popcorn–at the Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts chili supper. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze...
  • UNL study shows Nebraska farmland values remain steady

    (Courtesy graphic)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Preliminary findings from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study show agricultural land markets across the state have stayed relatively steady in the past year, even with the stron...
  • UNL study shows Nebraska farmland values remain steady

    (Courtesy graphic)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Preliminary findings from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study show agricultural land markets across the state have stayed relatively steady in the past year, even with the strong ...
  • Testing underway on N-CORPE augmentation project

    Goal to have project fully operational by end of March   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Testing of wells and the delivery pipeline for the Lincoln County augmentation project is underway, with the goal of becoming fully operation...
  • Time to begin preparations for severe spring weather

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Spring is historically the season for severe weather such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hail. With that in mind, the National Weather Service has designated March 24-29 as Nebraska Severe Weather A...
  • Village board hears audit report, approves new skid steer lease

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta village board held two meetings last week. Their regular March meeting was held on Tuesday, March 11 and a special meeting to review the village’s audit report was held on Wednesday, March 12....
  • Deb Andrew named Rural Health Development Director of Nursing of the Year

    Deb Andrew, center, stands with Ron Ross, owner of Rural Health Development, and Lisa Kisinger, Administrator of Sunrise Heights of Wauneta at the RHD Spring Banquet in Kearney last Thursday, March 13 after receiving the RHD Director of Nursing of the Y...
  • Trip to State Tournament highlights 17-8 season

    The Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team has four seniors this year. Pictured below are Abbie Fanning (14) and Cassidy Rathe (20) and above Brooklyn Nordhausen (23) and Tailor Lee (15). (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The ...
  • Review of priority bills debated last week

    Letter Back Home By Sen. Mark Christensen   The Legislature finished the 43rd day of a 60-day session last week. We are almost three quarters of the way through the 2014 session. This week in the letter back home, I would like to highlight some of t...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week March 18, 2004 Otto Bartels observed his 101st birthday Saturday, the 13th. Those gathering for dinner, ice cream and cake at Otto and Ida’s home were Lois and Lee Glover, Wayne and Donna Bartels, Robert and Bo Dunham of Texa...
  • State-bound speakers!

    The Wauneta-Palisade speech team will be represented in two categories at the state speech competition in Kearney on Friday, March 28. Cameo Rector, right, placed second in humorous interpretation of prose literature at districts earlier this week. The ...