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  • ‘Color Me Courageous’ 5k Fun Run/Walk Coming to Imperial

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Nebraska TRUTH Campaign recently announced Imperial as the summer’s final stop for its “Color Me Courageous” 5k Fun Run/Walk fundraising tour. “We are very excited to bring Color Me Courageous to sou...
  • Special fly-over starts Poppe Johnson Memorial Tourney

    Twenty-four teams took to the Enders Lake Golf Course on Saturday for the Amanda Poppe Johnson Memorial Tournament. Prior to the 10 a.m. shotgun start, players in the four-person scramble gathered as Amanda’s dad, Craig Poppe, welcomed them to the to...
  • Chase County Fair Run returning to school site

    Save some money; early registration deadline is Friday   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   It was such a success moving the Chase County Fair Run to the school in Imperial last year, that organizers are excited to be returning there for...
  • Steve Lewis takes the helm at hospital

    Steve Lewis (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Looking at the Husker decorations in Steve Lewis’ office, it’s not hard to tell the new Chase County Community Hospital CEO considers himself a Husker fana...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 5, 2004 BWTelcom held a grand opening for their new building on Wauneta’s mainstreet. An open house was held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a free barbecued from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wauneta’s Harvest Fest offered lots of...
  • Sunset silhouette

    Clouds swirling over southwest Nebraska lately have made for beautiful sunsets over Wauneta. Hopefully the area will see some storm clouds this week. Chances are listed at 50 percent for Thursday and 30 percent for Friday and Saturday. After a wet start...
  • Sunset silhouette

    Clouds swirling over southwest Nebraska lately have made for beautiful sunsets over Wauneta. Hopefully the area will see some storm clouds this week. Chances are listed at 50 percent for Thursday and 30 percent for Friday and Saturday. After a wet sta...
  • Rollover accident south of town early Sunday morning

    Tanner Trisdale’s 1989 GMC Sierra single cab pickup rolled several times in an accident early Sunday morning. Trisdale was transported to the Chase County Community Hospital and later to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney for his injuries. (Courtesy P...
  • Wauneta native Kyle Kitt senior marketing planner for AGCO CORP

    Kyle Kitt, son of Tina and Keenan Kitt, is the senior marketing planner for the Hay Harvest Planning for AGCO CORP. (Courtesy Photo)   By Christi Christner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Palisade high school has seen many graduates come and ...
  • Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

    Above, “Morning Glory” by  Jan Coone took first place for People’s Choice in the flowers category. Below, “Where Fishes Swim” by Sam Cahow took first place for People’s Choice in the general category during Champa Group’s digital photo co...
  • Feed My Starving Children event meets goal of food packaged

    Brothers John Johnston and Page Johnston fill meal packs, which feed starving children, both physically and spiritually, according to Feed My Starving Children organizers. (Jana Pribbeno | The Imperial Republican)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Repub...
  • Chase County Community Hospital foundation matches BW Telcom challenge grant

    In early June, Randy Raile, owner of BW Telcom in Benkelman, offered a challenge grant of $25,000 to the Chase County Hospital Foundation. If the Foundation could raise $25,000, BW Telcom would match with a $25,000 donation. Thanks to great community sup...
  • FFA brings the farm to Harvest Fest

    FFA members were busy throughout the weekend, hosting the Greased Pig Chase Friday evening, Duck Races Saturday afternoon and Barnyard Olympics that evening. Here, FFA member Reagan Skow and FFA sponsor Marilyn Houdek help Molly Yearous overcome her fe...
  • IKE’s Scramble draws 23 teams

    Matt Teply of Imperial and Justin Kulwicki and Kelly Basnett, both of McCook, teamed up to win the IKE’s 3-Person Scramble Saturday, July 26 held at the Enders Golf Course. The scramble, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska IKEs, drew a field of 23 teams...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 29, 2004 Wayne and Marie Smith were chosen as the grand marshals for Harvest Fest. Smith has been in the trucking business over 65 years and the couple will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary in October. Heavy rains ...
  • Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

    New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The Wa...
  • Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

    New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The ...
  • Village board discusses water plans, use of jake brakes

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Village board members continued discussion of how to bring Wauneta’s water into compliance for arsenic levels at last week’s board meeting, held Tuesday, July 15. David Blau from Miller and Associates a...
  • Getting his buzz on

    Spray planes have been busy lately across Southwest Nebraska. Ken Schilke of Steggs Aerial Spraying said the planes have been spraying for Western Bean Cutworm and also applying fungicide. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)...
  • Deputy joins sheriff’s department

    Jason Swartz, 35, looks forward to “helping people who need help” in Chase County. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Jason Swartz was hired July 1 by the Chase County Sheriff’s Department, bringing the st...