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  • Fire department elects new leadership

    Members of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department elected new leadership at their January Meeting. Shannon O’Neil, center, will serve as Chief, Tanner Bardsley, right, as Assistant Chief and Michael Gardner as Training Officer. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | T...
  • Fire department elects new leadership

    Members of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department elected new leadership at their January Meeting. Shannon O’Neil, center, will serve as Chief, Tanner Bardsley, right, as Assistant Chief and Michael Gardner as Training Officer. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | T...
  • WP discusses coop/unification with Hayes Center

    Wauneta-Palisade, Hayes Center activity coop or unified district could mean more student opportunities   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Committees from the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Board and the Hayes Center Public School Bo...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall coming to Imperial in April

    The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be on display in Imperial April 22-26. The Wall is an 80-percent scale of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. The event is being sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 4688 ...
  • Anderjaska visits Capitol Hill to advocate for public schools

    Wauneta-Palisade School Board President and President-Elect of the Nebraska School Board Association Jon Anderjaska traveled to Washington, D.C. early this month to advocate for public schools. The trip included visits to all five Nebraska congressional...
  • Another attempt being made to repeal motorcycle helmet law

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Members of the Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications held a hearing Monday on LB31, which seeks to repeal Nebraska’s helmet law. There’s no question where 44th District Senator Dan ...
  • School board holds board retreat, regular meeting Monday

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade Schools board held two meetings, a special board retreat and the regular February meeting, Monday. The retreat included goal setting and budget planning for the next school year. School ...
  • Sailors and Raiders add to Broncos’ troubles

    Cash Yearous puts on the brakes to avoid the Sutherland trap. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos’ basketball team’s struggles continued last week with losses to Medicine V...
  • Med. Valley, Sutherland fall to Lady Broncos

    Ellie Lee (right) clears out room for Brianna Einspahr to drive to the basket. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   With subdistricts looming, the Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team improved its reco...
  • WP headed to Hemingford for district wrestling

    Gage Crowell looks for the upper hand as he shoots for the legs of Red Cloud/Blue Hill’s Dylan Buschow. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers traveled to Bartley Saturday for th...
  • Changing beef industry focus of Cattleman’s Day in Imperial Feb. 19

    Sale barns broke records on cattle prices last year. Mother Nature, as usual, was also unpredictable and input prices also continued to creep upward—forage was no exception. Cattle producers may have questions about what to do in 2015. A meeting ne...
  • One quarter of Legislative session already done

    Hughes Views By Senator Dan Hughes   We are a quarter of the way through the 104th Legislature First Session. We have 23 bills on General File (first round of debate), 28 on Select File (second round of debate) and nine are on Final Reading (third rou...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week February 10, 2005 The fourth in a series of W-P focus group meetings was held at the Wauneta Attendance Center. Community input is being sought on concerns of loss of students, budget crunching, examining each school having an el...
  • Fires keep WVFD busy

    The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department members were running in opposite directions early this week with fires north and south of town. Monday the WVFD headed north to a tree fire on Ivy Ellicott’s land. Firemen were able to keep the fire from jumping a...
  • Fires keep WVFD busy

    The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department members were running in opposite directions early this week with fires north and south of town. Monday the WVFD headed north to a tree fire on Ivy Ellicott’s land. Firemen were able to keep the fire from jumping...
  • New building should be ready for 2015 Chase County Fair

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze After months of wondering, Chase County Commissioners and fair board members moved ahead with a plan for a new building on the fairgrounds during the Jan. 27 meeting of the commissioners. Ryan Stromberger, Chad Ox...
  • Local foundation leaders participate in regional training

    Lori Pankonin, standing, discusses the Imperial Community Foundation Fund’s graphic history with, listed counter clockwise from the back left, Tina Kitt with the Wauneta Community Foundation Fund, Jessica Cornelius and Becky Uehling with the Perkins C...
  • Hamlet Union Church welcomes Kevin White as senior pastor

    Doug White is the new senior pastor at Hamlet Union Church with his wife Helen White. Before coming to Nebraska, they were serving in Southport, N.C. (Christi Christner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Christi Christner The Wauneta Breeze   Members of...
  • Event planned at Wauneta clinic to introduce new doctor, CEO

    Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics will host a Meet and Greet Thursday, Feb. 12 from 4 p.m. MT/5 p.m. CT until 5 p.m. MT/6 p.m. CT at the Wauneta Chase County Clinic. The Meet and Greet is designed to introduce the newest members of the CCCH te...
  • Pumping shut down Jan. 27 on Rock Creek augmentation project

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican After two years of pumping to help meet compact compliance with Kansas, pumping on the Rock Creek augmentation project in southwest Dundy County has shut down.  Upper Republican Natural Resources Distri...