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  • Rural counties uneasy about possible court closings

    Move unlikely anytime soon, says state senator By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   As budget concerns have Nebraska lawmakers scrambling for ways to save money, reorganization of the state’s judicial branch has become a hot topic around the state. ...
  • NRD board continues discussion on irrigation retirement options

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Details on an irrigation retirement program proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will continue to be worked on in the coming weeks. The program received considerable discussion ...
  • HC/WP wrestlers edge St. Francis for team trophy at Benkelman

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Wrestlers on the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade squad returned from the holiday break in fighting form Saturday, with four members of the team capturing gold medals en route to a top place finish in the team standi...
  • Wau-Pal boys hammer Hitchcock, Southwest

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Like a whirling tornado made up of sneakers and hands, the Wauneta Palisade boys basketball team (11-0) flew by its weekend opponents before they ever knew what hit them. The Broncos opened up a 27-6 first quarter ...
  • Lady Broncs top Falcons, fall at Southwest

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team (6-6) outscored Hitchcock County (8-4) 21-8 in the second quarter as they ran past the Falcons 57-42 last Friday. In a rematch of teams that met just four days earlier —...
  • Wau-Pal FBLA members get ready for state in Omaha

    By Shelby Hamilton WP Journalism Staff   Everyone is looking forward to State FBLA which takes place April 7-9 in Omaha. All the members of FBLA are assigned to create a cover letter, resume and a job application before heading to state. Mrs. Spickel...
  • Broncos to compete in honor choir

    The time has come, once again, to compete for spots in the many honor choirs put on by various Nebraska Colleges. This year the students in Wauneta-Palisade’s choir auditioned for two of the most popular honor choirs, UNK and Doane. Several students w...
  • Construction coming along

    By Rebecca Strand WP Journalism Staff   During Christmas break there was a lot of progress made on construction. The high school locker rooms are tiled, and now they are waiting to seal the tile and finish the showers. The high school girls’ locker...
  • New semester, same reminders

    By Desiree Washum WP Journalism Staff Winter break is finally over and students have begun roaming the halls of Wauneta- Palisade High again. With graduation being on May 28 at 10 a.m., seniors are hurrying to make their deadlines for filling out an...
  • Make something new out of something old

    By Landen Lawless WP Journalism Staff   The Wauneta-Palisade high school art classes have been working on recycling old books that no one uses anymore and turning them into something new. The art teacher supplied books or you could bring your own. T...
  • EDITORIAL: Politicization of Arizona tragedy, other issues must end

    If you watched cable news for more than 10 minutes this weekend, you were bound to have caught wind of the repulsing, inhumane story about a gunman killing six people and wounding 14 others in a Tucson, Ariz., shooting spree. If you watched cable news fo...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Did I really have 10-year-old spices?

    A clutter-free life. What a dream! When looking back over columns, I’ve lost count how many times I thought I had taken a big turn in my life to be organized. Ha. If that’s the case, then why do I have drawers, closets and a large store room full of...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Politicians say the darndest things

    Listen to enough state senators this time of year and you might feel like you’re back at grandma’s house for Thanksgiving when the old girl calls everyone for dinner. “Everything’s on the table!” How many times have you read or heard that one ...
  • Nebraska recognized for workplace wellness

    Dear Fellow Nebraskans By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman   We have good news to share about the state’s wellness program. This year, the State of Nebraska will receive the Well Workplace Award presented by the Wellness Council of America for its w...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Jan. 18, 2001 Dale Bischoff opted not to seek reelection after serving eight years on the Board of Chase County Commissioners. Joe Johnston was the newly elected District I Commissioner. Progress 2000—Southwestern Veterinary Se...
  • College Notes

    Tori Adams Tori Adams of Palisade was among the Mid-Plains Community College students (all campus locations) who maintain an overall 3.5-3.89 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA), which qualifies them for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 Term. ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: The New Year ­— What will it hold?

    By Nola Straub For us in Wauneta it will hold what we make of the circumstances we have. We each manage with our jobs and the means we have. If we do not… soon we are in debt to our gills and doomed. 2011 will be as good as you make it. Positive though...
  • CWC to meet Saturday, Jan. 22

    The Christian Women’s Club’s upcoming event, “It’s in the Bag,” will be held Saturday, Jan. 22 rather than on Jan. 15. The publicity information was in error. Please take note of the change in the day of the meeting. The event will be held at t...
  • Celebrates first Birthday

    Lydia Elaine Friesen celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 29, 2010. Her parents hosted a party for family and friends. Lydia is the daughter of Josh and Krystle Friesen of Wallace. Her grandparents are Wayne and Noreen Christner of Wauneta and Vern and ...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 7, 8 and 9

    Showing at the Chateau Theatre Jan. 7, 8 and 9   'Tron Legacy' Starring Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner Rated PG Running time: 125 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Wauneta-Palisade FFA ...