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  • Gov. Heinemann: Pipeline re-routing a common sense solution for Nebraska

    Gov. Dave Heineman today at a media availability made the following comments regarding recent developments of the Keystone XL Pipeline: Just a few days ago, I said that the U.S. Department of State decision to undertake an “in-depth assessment of poten...
  • Emma Skelton named RPAC All-Conference

      Emma Skelton was named on the RPAC All-Conference honorable mention list as a setter. Skelton is a junior at Wauneta-Palisade schools. She is the daughter of Troy and Evelyn Skelton of Wauneta. The entire RPAC All-Coference list for the west divis...
  • Exhibition basketball games set for Saturday, Nov. 26, in Wauneta

    Saturday Nov. 26 NSAA Jamboree The basketball season starts with a girls and boys varsity exhibition play at the NSAA Jamboree in Wauneta. The money raised at the event will help support the NSAA Hall of Fame. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. MT/6:30 p.m...
  • Local hunters “Bag” big bucks

    Duane Dinnel of Wauneta nabbed this 6x9 mule deer.   Daniel Gardner of Wauneta shot this monster 8x7 mule deer.   Logan and Chris Jussel of Imperial managed this 5x9 mule deer....
  • Veterans Day: A Time to Reflect

    Veterans of all ages were honored during a Veterans Day luncheon and program held last week in Palisade. Above, World War II veteran Viron Baxter stands next to Army National Guard trainee Donald Hunt as they salute the flag during the dinner held in ...
  • One-act team’s ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ delights crowd during National Education Week

    A full-house was on hand last week for the Wauneta-Palisade one-act team’s dessert theater performance of “The Penny Dreadfuls.” Those in attendance were delighted with the play, declaring it one of the best one-act efforts in years. Above, a pa...
  • New storage units now in place

    A sharp new building now sits at the corner of Arapahoe and Kiowa Streets offering additional storage rental space in Wauneta. The Robert Hohl family completed finishing touches this week after a crew from Iowa worked to get the building erected last we...
  • Western romance published by area author

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican “I was mowing the lawn—it’s my peace and quiet time—and it just came to me.” Writing her first published contemporary western romance wasn’t really that easy for Rachel Gloy Ervin of Ogallala. “Under...
  • Leanne Hunt receives Customer Service Person of the Year Award

    Wauneta Chamber President Page Johnston, left, announced Monday that Leanne Hunt, right, has been selected as the winner of the Customer Service Person of the Year Award. Leanne received words of praise for the work she does as an employee at Valley Ban...
  • Amtrak expresses thanks for emergency response

    By Jason Frederick Benkelman Post Emergency responders, Dundy County Stratton school and Benkelman city Administrators, Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe train officials filled the high school gym in Benkelman last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Many of the sa...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Nov. 22, 2001 2000 Wauneta-Palisade graduates David Wolcott and Marty Wheeler are the newest recipients of the American FFA Degree. Wolcott, along with parents, Kim and Lisa Wolcott, made the trip to Louisville, Ky., to receive hi...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Sharing holiday recipes, preparations. . .

    By Nola Straub Cornucopias filled with plenty = Apples, Grapes, Oranges, Nuts, Onions, Pumpkins, Squashes, Raisins, Zucchini! Busy women are looking for easy recipes to prepare this time of year with all the holidays and festivities. Share with Wauneta a...
  • Thanksgiving service at Trinity Lutheran Church

    Trinity Lutheran Church of Palisade will hold a Thanksgiving worship service on Sunday evening, Nov. 20, followed by a Thanksgiving meal and silent auction. The service will begin at 5 p.m. CST and will be held in place of the regular morning service. Ev...
  • Celebrates First Birthday

    Briana Vapenik celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 5. A party using a cowgirl theme was held on Oct. 8. Helping her celebrate, along with her parents, Dirk and Roseanna of North Platte, were grandparents Jerry and Kristy Vapenik of Wauneta and Roland a...
  • Celebrates First Birthday

    Jaxyn Jordan celebrated her first birthday with a polka dot theme party on Oct. 9. Helping her celebrate, along with her parents, Clay and Bryn and sister, Corbyn, of Loomis, were grandparents Jerry and Kristy Vapenik of Wauneta and Randy and Darla Jorda...
  • Kristi Alford, Casey Haarberg

    Kristi Lynne Alford and Casey Shay Haarberg were married June 11, 2011, on the Arnold Palmer Golf Course at the Woodlands Country Club in Woodlands, Texas. Pastor Colin Millar of Houston, Texas, performed the double-ring ceremony as doves were released a...
  • Amanda Johnston, Jacob Pankonin

    Amanda Johnston of Wauneta and Jacob Pankonin of Imperial were united in marriage July 30, 2011, at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Neb., with Pastor Todd Burpo officiating. The bride’s parents are Nancy Jaeger of Imperial and John Johnston...
  • 11-11-11 — For one local couple this date signifies much more than Veterans Day and numerology

      By Amy Straub The Wauneta Breeze   Bob and Sharon Walgren of Wauneta will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday on Nov. 11 — 11-11-11. Although, Bob is a veteran of the Korean War their marriage was not specifically planne...
  • Village to make offer to purchase Heritage of Wauneta

    Decision to proceed with plans to acquire arrived at after delving into feasibility study   By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   After several hours of examining the details of a feasibility study formulated by Rural Health Development (RHD) consultan...
  • A prize-winning Healthier Schools Challenge: Wauneta-Palisade Schools receive national honors

      By Renae Gardner WP Bronco Beat   First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, Oct, 17. Those in attendance were the school food service directors, supervisors, managers and a select few administr...