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  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 27, 28, 29 - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

    Showing this week at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg     Showtime: 7 p.m. MT nightly Rated: PG-13 Admission: $5 per person...
  • Floor time for WP’s up-and-coming hotshots

    Half-time is just as fun to watch as the Bronco high school basketball games when Wauneta-Palisade fourth, fifth and sixth graders take to the court for exhibition play. Above, Dalton Harchelroad and Ben Anderjaska battle for control of the ball as te...
  • Above-average moisture trend continues in 2011

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   For the fifth consecutive year southwest Nebraska was blessed with above-average moisture totals in 2011 even as record-breaking drought was experienced across large swaths of Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexic...
  • Game & Parks approves Champion Mill ownership transfer

        By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   During a regular meeting Friday the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) commissioners approved the transfer of ownership of Champion Mill State Historical Park and State Recreation Area (SRA) to...
  • Postage rate increase goes into effect

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The cost to mail letters and postcards inside and outside the United States increased as of Jan. 22. The overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent. One-ounce l...
  • THS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Influenza confirmed; Social media class offered

    Influenza case confirmed in SW Nebraska The first laboratory confirmed case of influenza in Southwest Nebraska has been reported to Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD). Influenza is highly contagious and is caused by the influenza virus...
  • WP speech season off to great start

    By Sheri Hink The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade speech team is off to a great start for the 2011-2012 season. The team consists of 20 students, including 10 first-timers. WP placed fifth at their first speech meet, the Longhorn Invitational, on J...
  • Lady Broncos put the skids on Wildcats with a win of 44-31

    Cassidy Rathe goes up for the shot against several tough Wallace Wildcats trying to block her. By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The RPAC Basketball Tournament kicked off in Trenton Saturday night with the Wauneta-Palisade boys and girls teams ...
  • Bronco boys start off with a close call win against Wallace Wildcats at RPAC

    Connor Kayton fights hard for the ball against a Wallace Wildcat player. With a close win of 49-48 Kayton scored two points.   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Broncos wrapped up the first day of the RPAC Tournament with the nightcap agai...
  • Bids to be let for augmentation pipeline

    Bid opening expected in early March   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District voted to let bids for a 20,000-foot pipeline to augment water flows in the Republican River. Engineer Chri...
  • New acreage retirement program now open through Feb. 3

    Farmers and landowners in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will have to act quickly if they want to participate in a program that provides substantial payments for permanently retiring irrigated ground. The deadline to apply for the...
  • Governor encourages individuals to e-file

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   It is time to begin thinking about filing your tax returns for tax year 2011 and I want to encourage every Nebraskan to consider filing their individual income taxes electronically. E-filing is a convenie...
  • Proposed changes on robocalls stalls out on the Legislative floor

    Telephone conference report held on Tues., Jan. 24 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Regulation of those automated phone calls land-line users get, especially during election season, will remain split between two state agencies. Presently,...
  • Heineman proposes package to lessen tax burden

    Capitol View By Ed Howard   It’s too soon to guesstimate whether the initiative will be economically feasible, but Gov. Dave Heineman has proposed measures that would reduce your state income tax burden. In his State of the State address, Heineman ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 31, 2002 Preliminary work began last week at the site where BWTelcom’s new office and equipment building will be built in Wauneta. Keri Sutherland was named Nebraska Women of Today’s Outstanding Young Woman at the organi...
  • College Notes

    Stacee Wright Judy Durham   Stacee Wright, daughter of Heidi and Brian Wright of Hamlet and Judy Durham of Palisade were among students from the region who qualified for the fall 2011 academic honors lists at Chadron State College. Both Wright and Du...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Happy 2012, Wauneta. . .

    By Nola Straub Our son, David, wife Lori, and children, Brianna, Kelsey and Shawn were here over New Year’s. Robert and boys joined us for dinner and the boys all slept over to enjoy movies with the cousins. We all stopped by Aunt Berniece (Straub) and...
  • Shana Wilson, Joseph Hlas

    Laddie and Anita Wilson of Olathe, Kan., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shana Daree, to Joseph Nicholas Hlas of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Harry and Gloria Hlas of Clutier, Iowa. The bride-elect is employed as Human Resou...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 20, 21, 22 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

    Showing this week at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre   Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Thursday, Friday, Saturday Jan 20, 21, 22   Showtime: 7 p.m. MT Admission: $5 per person   This week's movie is sponsored by Larry & Anita Kitt...
  • Shane Anderson returns to Wauneta to take on duties at FVC

    Wauneta native Shane Anderson has returned to Wauneta from the Lincoln area with his young family after being named the new branch manager at the Frenchman Valley Co-op grain elevator in Wauneta By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   For the past few ye...