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  • Broncos knock off South Platte, Hayes Center

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team added a couple more tallies to the win column last week after picking up a pair of victories in varying fashion last week. The Broncos thrashed South Platte by 60 points 91...
  • Junior high Broncos hit the court

    Junior high Lady Bronco Hannah Nordhausen tries to turn the corner on a DCS defender as teammate Nicole Strand, at far left, looks to follow the shot. Both Nordhausen and Strand scored a bucket for the Broncos in their close loss to the Tigers. (Waun...
  • Sports Lineup

    Monday, Dec. 27 and Tuesday, Dec. 28 B-Ball Tourneys The Bronco and Lady Bronco basketball teams travel to Brady for their annual holiday tournament. Lady Broncos action tips off at noon MT/1 p.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 27 against Paxton. The boys also play ...
  • Publishing of father’s book deepens family memories of him

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   What better Christmas gift can a family have than their father’s personal experiences and thoughts in print? That’s what the daughters and grandsons of Lyle Ohrmund are experiencing this holiday season wit...
  • Lee left legacy of books, short stories, songs

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   When Wayne Lee, 93, died Dec. 5 he left behind him a full life. He lived his entire life in Chase County but broadened his horizons with travel both for pleasure and research for his books. Lee wrote 57 histo...
  • WELLS Angels program a blessing for Chase County Community Hospital patients

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   During the Christmas season, we often reflect on the good news brought to earth by the heavenly angels. For the people participating in Chase County Community Hospital’s new wellness program, they look to ...
  • Community Chorus concert floods church with Christmas music

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Thirty-six singers from across the county and nearby towns joined voices for a “Holy Light” Christmas concert of lessons and carols Sunday. Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial hosted the Community Chorus conc...
  • HomeTown Agency makes donations

    Kerry Hamilton, at left, accepts a generous donation of $1,000 on behalf of the Wauneta Senior Center from HomeTown Agency’s Rick Einspahr. The money will be added to that raised as part of the Senior Center’s $5,000 match with the Raile Family Foun...
  • Register now for spring classes at Mid-Plains Community College

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   The roster of classes offered by Mid-Plains Community College for the spring semester encompasses a wide variety of subjects. There could be something for everyone, be it a for-credit class or a community educa...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Santa creates some interesting emotions

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom bought a life-sized Santa to greet ...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Favorite sounds of Christmas have tendency to shift over years

    It is easier for those of us whose children are grown, but it nonetheless feels good to say that when it comes to Christmas gifts, I don’t give anyone anything that needs to be plugged in. It probably has to do with romantic and romanticized notions of...
  • Have a guiltless, fun Christmas

    Guest Column By Lori Mackey Founder of Prosperity4kids.com   Having a Merry Christmas Holiday can be difficult when you’re worrying about expenses. Take this opportunity to make changes in Christmas traditions. Take the focus off spending and focu...
  • An invitation to celebrate Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   Sally and I recently announced our preliminary plans for the 2011 Inauguration. I want to extend a personal invitation to all Nebraskans to be part of our Inaugural celebrations. For this inauguration, we are cre...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Dec. 17, 18 and 19

    Showing at the Chateau Theatre Dec. 17, 18 and 19   'Harry Potter...and the Deathly Hallows I'   Santa Saturday matinee this week, beginning at 12:30 p.m. MT! Rated PG-13 Running time: 143 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Waun...
  • ‘Jingle Bell’ rockin’ to Christmas

    Friends and family of WP students filled the Palisade gymnasium last Tuesday to watch kids sing, dance and play at the annual Wauneta-Palisade Winter Concert. Third and fourth grade students get down to the “Winter Jam.” Pictured at front from lef...
  • Local News Briefs

    Santa’s HOHO hotline ready for calls from kids With help from the crew at BWTelcom, area youngsters get to make their calls to Santa ahead of Christmas. To contact Santa at the North Pole call the HOHO Hotline at 394-HOHO (394-4646). Wish lists can al...
  • Santa Saturday hits this weekend

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Christmas is just over a week away and Santa Claus is making time for an early visit to Wauneta as the town prepares for its annual Santa Saturday celebration. The big day is coming up this Saturday, Dec. 18. The aft...
  • WP School Board implementing new program for youngsters

    Transitional Kindergarten Program approved to begin in January By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Members of the Wauneta-Palisade Board of Education voted in favor of creating a new Pre-K program which will, in essence, reorganize the way the distri...
  • Benefit analysis to determine irrigation retirement buyout

    Long-term stream flow depletion proposed as factor to determine price paid to retire acres By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Estimates show the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) needs to retire the use of about 4,200 acre-f...
  • Weekend soup supper boosts Senior Center fund drive efforts

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Strong community support for the Wauneta Senior Center was evident Sunday night when more than $700 was raised toward meeting a matching grant challenge at a soup and dessert supper. According to Senior Center Board ...