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  • WP/HC wrestling team sees two returning state qualifiers

    WP Senior Kaleb Straub   As the 2011-2012 WP/HC wrestling team hit the mats, two of last years state qualifiers, Keagan Haarberg and Alex Pollmann, return. This years roster includes: Alex Pollmann, 220 lbs. Senior, Hitchcock County, State Qualifi...
  • Thankful in Nebraska

    Resolution of pipeline controversy reveals many silver linings   A Capitol Commentary By Erinn Wakeman Nebraska News Service   For most Nebraskans, the fall season is a relatively calm time — the kids are back in school, Husker football provides...
  • Deer hunting season a half century ago

    By Dr. Paul Kengor Grove City College   This fall hunters across America storm the woods loaded for deer. For yet another indication of how times have changed, consider this account of Deer Season a half century ago: My mothe0r’s family lived in Em...
  • Common sense solutions

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   The special session of the Nebraska Legislature is over and Nebraska now has an oil pipeline siting process. I signed LB 1 and LB 4 into law on Tuesday, November 22nd. LB 4 will address the circumstances...
  • Moon-gazing in DecemberMoon-gazing in December

    What's Up By Vernon Whetstone   Well troops, astronomically speaking, there is not much going on this week. Of course, there is always something going on, but we, as humans, think in terms of something big or else it is not interesting. Tonight (Wedn...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Dec. 6, 2001 WPHS one-act team took first place at the District C2-7 Play Production Contest at Mid-Plains Community College, advancing to state competition in Kearney. Under the direction of Matt and Toni Heimes, the team perform...
  • Wauneta-Palisade schools announce honor roll students

    2011-2012 First Quarter 4.0 Honor Roll (Grades 95 or above) 7th Grade: Brody Nordhausen. 9th Grade: Hannah Nordhausen, Nicole Strand. 10th Grade: Hayden Pollmann, Jasmyn Smith 3.5 or higher GPA 7th Grade: Miranda Behrends, Kendra Carl, Melany Mo...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Thanksgiving with family. . .

    By Nola Straub Did you survive Thanksgiving? We went to Kaycee, Wyo., for Thanksgiving. Our son, David, and wife Lori live there. All three grandchildren were home from college and we all ate at Grandpa and Grandma Christensen’s house with sister Conni...
  • Celebrates first birthday

    Anna Jo Maris turned one year old on Oct. 23, 2011. She is the daughter of Jayden and Ashli Maris of Imperial. She celebrated with a purple butterfly decorated cake. Helping her celebrate were her three brothers, Kobe, Braxton and Gavyn; family and frien...
  • Chamber Chili Cook-Off winners named

    In the second annual Chili Cook-Off Contest, Kathy and Dave Kerchal, above, repeated as the People’s Choice winners. Terry and Kip Engell, below, representing HomeTown Agency, won the judged competition, denying the Kerchals from repeating as the winn...
  • Compromise on pipeline a major win for Nebraska

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Many people who lived nowhere near the Nebraska Sandhills didn’t want to see a proposed oil pipeline cross the region and possibly endanger its unique, fragile eco-system. Responding to the hue and cry of...
  • New NRD subdistrict boundaries

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Subdistrict boundaries of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will undergo distinct changes for the next 10-year period. Board members approved the proposed boundaries during their Nov. 1...
  • Honor Society inducts new members

    Eight Wauneta-Palisade high school students became the newest members of the Frenchman Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society following an induction ceremony held last week. New members include, above from left, Jake Maris, Jasmyn Smith, Wes Ander...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Santa Saturday Dec. 10; Breeze closed for Thanksgiving; Special Village Board meeting Nov. 29

    Santa Saturday and Shop Wauneta prize drawing entry sign-ups underway With Santa Saturday hitting earlier than ever, now is the time to get your name included for Santa Saturday drawing prizes. On Saturday, Dec. 10, an afternoon matinee movie showing at...
  • Imperial police officers helping out as Chase County sheriff’s deputies

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   County Sheriff Kevin Mueller was back in the office a few days last week after spending time with his wife, Marsha, at a Kearney hospital. His wife was life-flighted to Kearney Nov. 1 after suffering a stroke ...
  • Wauneta ushers in holidays with Christmas Kick-Off

    A full house was on hand at the Wauneta American Legion Hall Friday night for the Wauneta Chamber’s Christmas Kickoff, complete with a Chili Cook-Off Contest and songs of merriment from Wauneta-Palisade preschoolers and the high school choir. Above,...
  • Cody Fanning earns post-season football honors

    Doane College Places 20 Football Players on All-GPAC List  The Tiger football team, completed their best season since 2002, with 20 players receiving 21 All-Conference honors. Doane finished the year with an 8-2 regular season record and 7-2 confer...
  • Four WP football players named to All-District team

    Reese West   Connor Kayton Four players from Wauneta-Palisade’s football team were named to the 2011 D2-9 All-District Football Team. Named were Bo Fanning, Conner Kayton, Reese West, and Logan Bischoff. West was named first team end. Kayton was...
  • Deer hunting success

      Tyler Kerchal of Wauneta shot this 7x4 Mule deer with 25” spread on 11/12/11.  ...
  • 4-H families and volunteers celebrated accomplishments

    4-H volunteers and 4-H members were recognized for a year’s worth of accomplishments at the annual 4-H Achievement Program on Nov. 7 at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in Imperial. Each year Outstanding Exhibit Hall Awards are given to individuals who excel in di...