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  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 6, 7, 8 - The Muppets

    SHOWING THIS WEEK AT WAUNETA'S CHATEAU THEATRE   THE MUPPETS Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams Show time: 7 p.m. MT nightly Rated PG Running time: 110 minutes Admission: $5 per person This week's movie is sponsored by Rich and Janet Keiser...
  • Heritage announcement tops local news in 2011

    COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING: The Wauneta Village Board will host a community informational meeting to discuss the proposed purchase of Heritage of Wauneta. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the American Legion Hall in Wauneta beginn...
  • State senators return to Lincoln for 60-day session

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Nebraska’s state senators return to Lincoln this week to begin the 60-day short session of the 102nd Legislature. Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District in southwest Nebrask...
  • Child labor law proposals concern locals about effect on agriculture

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to revise the child labor regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under the age of 18 in agr...
  • Wauneta Housing Authority achieves smoke-free designation

    Housing Director Leanne Hunt accepts the new smoke-free apartment available yard sign from the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. Leanne and her board are being recognized for their smoke free policy at the Wauneta Housing Authority.     ...
  • BRIEFS - Honor choir & band members; Christmas tree recycling; Late start at WP

    Music students named to honor choirs, bands Wauneta-Palisade’s Tayler Nordhausen has been picked to sing in the Doane Honor Choir, which will be held at Doane College in Crete Jan. 8-9. The WP junior was also among five WP musicians selected for the ...
  • Flooding tops Associated Press list of Nebraska news stories in 2011

    By Nelson Lampe Associated Press   A summer of historic flooding along the Missouri River was voted Nebraska’s top story in 2011, according to a survey of the state’s Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members. The Army Corps of Engineers r...
  • 2012 bowl season schedule

      Wauneta/Palisade High School Graduate Taylor Dixon was a member of the Nebraska Cornhusker team which played in the Capitol One Bowl Game.     By The Associated Press All Times MST     Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl, Arlington, Texas, Kansas...
  • Girls and Boys play in Brady holiday tournament

    Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   A hot start fueled a Lady Bronco win in Brady Thursday. The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team jumped out to a 19-3 lead en route to a 43-30 win over Anselmo-Merna at the Brady Tournament. Brooklyn Nordhausen s...
  • When did compromise become a 4-letter word?

    A Capitol Commentary By Mary Kay Quinlan   Nebraska political junkies got a new fix this week when Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson announced he would not seek re-election, setting off speculation about who the state’s Democrats might find to run for the ...
  • On Hitchens, Havel, and Kim—and Totalitarianism

      By Dr. Paul Kengor   Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.   They say that famous people die in groups of three. I recently heard the news of the death of Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s best-know...
  • Nebraska Governor’s 2011 in review

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Gov. Dave Heineman   The new year presents the opportunity to reflect upon the important issues that have been addressed during the past year. In 2011, Nebraska has been able to build upon the momentum we were experiencing r...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 10, 2002 2001 brought a lot of changes including: opening of Tommy’s Sports Club by Tommy and Katie Weigel, purchased from Marlin and Norma Fortkamp. Rich Romine took over management of the Good Times Bar from Rich and Lavi...
  • College notes

    Avery Bradney Avery Bradney of Parks, Neb., was among the graduates who earned degrees during Chadron State College’s winter commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 16. Bradney graduated with a Master of Education degree in school counseling. A total of ...
  • Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska debuts “Direct Sale” cookie program

    This year, for the first time, Girl Scouts in the Spirit of Nebraska Council will be using a “direct sale” format for their Cookie Program. When Girl Scout Cookies go on sale Jan. 13, girls will have boxes of cookies in hand throughout the program whi...
  • Chase County 4-H Beef Weigh-In set

    The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market. All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers in a 4-H sh...
  • Crop Production Clinics offered at several locations across the State

    Crop producers and agribusiness professionals will learn how to improve their profitability and manage challenging new pest issues during the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Production Clinics. The clinics will be offered at nine locat...
  • Rethink your drink

    By Nancy Frecks Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension SW 4 Choosing healthy beverages is a great first step to an overall healthy diet. Americans are drinking more soft drinks than ever. Per capita soft-drink consumption has incre...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Life’s like Arithmetic . . .

    By Nola Straub Life is like Arithmetic…Friends added, Enemies subtracted, Joys multiplied, and Errors divided. May the upcoming new year add new Friends and Old Friends remember you, Your Enemies be subtracted, Errors forgotten, New friends added to yo...
  • Annual UNL Horsin’ Around Conference scheduled for January 14-15

    Robin Frid of Pilot Point, Texas, will be the 2012 featured presenter during the 20th annual Horsin’ Around conference Jan. 14-15 at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Frid's niche is ...