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  • Area blessed with another year of abundant moisture in 2010

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Over the past 12 months, 2010 brought the fourth straight year of above-average precipitation to southwest Nebraska in stark contrast to the drought years seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Across the region moi...
  • Electric, water rate increases likely in February

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Residents of Wauneta will likely see municipal utility rate hikes approved in February, increasing the costs of electricity and water delivered by the Wauneta Utility Department. In discussions held in 2010, members ...
  • Sibley extended as Wauneta-Palisade superintendent

    Laurie Maris replaces Brenda Anderson as newest school board member By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade School Board members wasted little time in executive session last Wednesday as they discussed the future of the district’s supe...
  • Eddie Nichols to chair Chase County Hospital District

    Rand Levy of Champion appointed as newest member of district board By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Eddie Nichols of Wauneta will serve as chair of the Chase County Hospital District, which was officially formed Sept. 14, 2010. In the May ...
  • Upper Republican NRD targeted in Lower Republican’s latest plan

    By Russ Pankonin and Josh Sumner The Imperial Republican and the Wauneta Breeze   Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin...
  • Lady Broncos win at Perkins County

    Knock off Garden County, too By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sometimes basketball games are a lot closer than a glance at the final score indicates. The Wauneta-Palisade (8-6) girls basketball team’s gritty 51-44 road win over Perkins County (...
  • HCWP wrestlers face tough day on mats at Chase County Invite

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Tough competition posed by several significantly larger schools found the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestling team coming up short on wins at Saturday’s Chase County Invite in Imperial. One key highlight of...
  • WP boys remain undefeated, go to 13-0 on season

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   It was a battle between night and day last Friday when the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos (13-0) traveled to Perkins County (3-11) to take on the Plainsmen. Two teams with entirely different philosophies and personnel we...
  • Sports Lineup - RPAC basketball tourney, wrestling invite on horizon

    WP Junior high basketball team took on Wallace last Tuesday With the junior Broncos losing three of the four games. Boys A team lost 38-13. Boys B team lost 13-12. Girls A team lost 32-23. Girls B team won 13-6.   High school basketball today The Br...
  • Go Broncos! Future cheerleaders dazzle the crowd

    A new crop of Bronco fans got an upclose look at the work and effort that go into being a cheerleader on Saturday when the Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders hosted their annual Cheer Camp. After working on their routine throughout the day, the youngster had...
  • Wauneta woman takes God’s message to other side of the world

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   When Ila Foley was asked by her boss in 1997 if she would be interested in traveling to Jordan as part of a mission trip, she shrugged off the offer without giving it much thought. Ila had concerns about how she co...
  • Christensen talks about new bills in first legislative teleconference

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Nebraska 44th District Senator Mark Christensen took time to talk individually about a series of bills he’s introduced in the short time he’s been back to work following the Jan. 5 opening of the first session o...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Betsy’s been a real good girl

    It’s been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold windy day. Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if there’s any chance we’d want to give ...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Lobbyists on high alert during legislature’s bill introduction period

    In the world of street racing a “sleeper” is a car that doesn’t look like much sitting still but can really burn you when it gets the green light. In the Legislature some bills are the equivalent of sleepers. That’s why lobbyists who are worth th...
  • 1100-Day Challenge begins (today) Thursday, Jan. 20

    Get your team together now and join “Thick and Tired of it”, “Mission Slimpossible” and 500 other teams enrolled to participate in the 2011 Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge, which begins Thursday, Jan. 20. The program motivates individuals...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week January 25, 2001 The second unofficial sighting of a mountain lion inside the city limits of Wauneta was reported. The latest sighting occurred Jan. 15 when the mountain lion was spotted along the Frenchman river in east Wauneta. ...
  • Extension offers new class on Food and Fitness

    For those who have tried every diet around without success, a new approach is available. “In Tune with Food and Fitness,” a class offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, is designed to help participants get back in touch with skills they...
  • Jutten participates in vocal festival at Doane College

    Jenna Jutten was among students from more than 95 high schools who were invited to the Crete campus Jan. 9-10 for the 35th annual Doane College Vocal Festival with Dr. Kurt Runestad, Director of Choral Activities at Doane. Due to poor traveling conditions...
  • College Notes

    Katelyn McGraw Katelyn McGraw was named with highest honors to the spring semester dean’s list at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. The dean’s list includes full-time students with a grade point average (GPA) during the semester of 3.65 (out of...
  • Joel Moore, Crystal Florea

    Crystal Florea and Joel Moore were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2010, at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colo. Crystal is the daughter of Greg and Brenda Florea of Lincoln, Neb. She is the granddaughter of Max and Jenny Rowley of Imperial, Neb., ...