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  • CWC to celebrate Christmas

    “Christmas Cheer” will be everywhere at the Zion Lutheran Church at 705 Central Ave in Grant on Saturday, Dec. 18 when the Christian Women’s Club meet for their December gathering. Beginning at 10 a.m. MT the festivities are sure to bring a smile to...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Dec. 3, 4 and 5

    Showing at the Chateau Theatre Dec. 3, 4 and 5 'Life As We Know it'   Starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel Rated PG-13 Running time: 115 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Good Times Bar...
  • Area kids help Wauneta Chamber usher in the holidays

    Five kindergartners were among those performing Christmas songs during the Wauneta Chamber’s Christmas Kick-Off Monday night. The group included, from left, Jacksen Littrell, Kyle Holmberg, Mellory Williams, Joshua Starnes and Halle Bardsley. The 15...
  • Local News Briefs

    November ends on brisk, snow-covered note Nebraskans enjoyed fine fall weather over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with temperatures climbing into the low 60s Saturday and into the mid 50s on Sunday. On cue with the calendar’s march toward December...
  • Wauneta school construction nearing January completion

    Harsh winter weather, series of change orders cause slight delays By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Blistering winter weather and a recent handful of change orders have combined to slow the work of construction crews at the Wauneta Attendance Cente...
  • Fire department takes on civil defense role during WWII

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States’ into World War II, ramped up military recruitment efforts had seen dozens of Wauneta’s young men departing the area to answer the nation’s call...
  • DNR: 2011 not a water-short year

    Nor is 2012 projected to be either By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   While it won’t be official until the beginning of next year, 2011 will not be declared a water-short year (WSY) for compliance purposes. The Nebraska Department of Natura...
  • Bronco boys hoops team returns depth, experience

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   With the 2010-11 high school basketball season officially upon us, there are plenty of reasons for fans to be excited about Bronco round ball this year. Head Coach Dave Kuhlen has a solid mix of veteran leadership ...
  • Contenders from combined HC/WP squad ready to host season opener today

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Members of the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade combined wrestling squad will be a force to be reckoned with once again this year say coaches, despite losing last season’s outstanding grappler Adam Simpson to gradu...
  • 7 letterwinners return to WP girls basketball team

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Focus on keeping a high level of intensity will be his team’s number one priority this season, said Broncos girls basketball Head Coach Roger Lauhead, who enters his 20th straight year at the helm at WP. For the ...
  • Sports lineup

    Thursday, Dec. 2 High school wrestling The WP/HCU wrestling team will host their season opener today (Thursday) at noon MT/1 p.m. CT in Palisade.   Friday, Dec. 3 High school basketball The regular season opener for the WP boys and girls basketball t...
  • Pelini says 2 QBs might play against Oklahoma

    By Eric Olson AP Sports Writer   LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cody Green was taught to go to practice every day as if he were a starter. The lesson has served Nebraska’s backup quarterback well late in the season. Green begins a fifth straight week not ...
  • Presenting the 2010-11 WP fifth and sixth graders

    This year’s Wauneta-Palisade fifth graders are, front row from left, Jayden Ingold, Destiny Matthews, Lanee Nordhausen, Natalie Ramirez and Alejandra Almanza. At back from left, Willis Christner, Colton Barrett, Haley Kirk, Faith Simpson, Reagan Skow,...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Future of pipeline hinges mostly on environmental concerns

    Remember the nuclear waste dump that didn’t get built in Nebraska because the state eventually paid umpteen million dollars to get out of an agreement to host it? The dump got dumped because so many people were afraid the thing would leak, or something...
  • State budgets need a full-body scan

    Guest Column By Brent Regan Developer of VoxVerus   With budget shortfalls an estimated $140 billion collectively, many U.S. states are facing Greece-like crises. While many states are considering cuts, tax increases or both, a detailed pat down into...
  • The economic and political setting for the 2012 farm bill

    What a difference an election makes when it comes to writing a new farm bill. Before November 2, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chair Colin Peterson (D-MN) wanted to write the new farm bill in 2011. In the new Congress, he will be the Ranking member an...
  • Gov. Heineman: Bar must be raised on higher education

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Today I want to provide an update on Nebraska’s P-16 Initiative that is working to strengthen our education system in Nebraska from preschool through high school and four years of college. I serve as chair of the P-16 Initiativ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Nov. 30, 2000 Former Wauneta farmer and rancher John ‘Junior’ Kitt was posthumously inducted into the Nebraska Cooperative Council’s Cooperative Hall of Fame. He was among 10 individuals cited for their unwavering support of...
  • Vision of Trees visits Champion again

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The sixth annual Vision of Trees will be hosted by the Champion Jr. Women’s Club Dec. 3-5 at the Champion Community Center. Many activities will be included. Over 35 decorated Christmas trees will be displayed, ...
  • Annual Christmas House coming up

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   Mark your calendars for the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House. It will be held at the home of Jeff and Connie Pribbeno at 110 Yucca Drive on Thursday, Dec. 9, fr...