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  • 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...
  • Courtney Arenz and Brent Criffield

    Courtney Beth Arenz and Brent Cory Criffield were united in marriage on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at The Frank House gazebo on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus in Kearney, Neb. The Rev. Marshall Erickson officiated the outdoor ceremony. Parents of...
  • Jenny Hamilton and Bryan Gibbs

    Jenny Hamilton, formerly of Hayes Center, Neb., and Bryan Gibbs, formerly of Garden City, Kan., were united in marriage on July 10, 2010, at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney, Neb., with Father Joe Hannappel officiating. Parents of the bride are James...
  • Celebrating life and giving thanks

    Family experiences holiday joy with blessing of a healthy son By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze    When Aaden Wheeler was born on Oct. 5, 2009, it didn’t take long for parents Marty and Renee to notice what they thought was an abnormality in the s...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Nov. 26, 27 and 28

    Showing at the Chateau Theatre Nov. 26, 27 and 28 'Megamind'   Featuring voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey Rated PG  Running time: 96 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Ray and Lela Hamilton...
  • LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS

    Ice-covered roads lead to numerous accidents Monday morning Icy roadways and sidewalks led to numerous accidents across the area early Monday morning. A number of fender-benders occurred in Chase County as well as several vehicles ending up in the ditch ...
  • Chili Cook-off to highlight Monday’s Christmas kickoff

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   A tasty Chili Cook-off Challenge and festive songs of the season are in store for southwest Nebraska area residents as the Wauneta Chamber of Commerce helps usher in the holiday season. Wauneta’s official kickoff o...
  • Village of Wauneta recognized as “good neighbor” by NCIP

    Wauneta Village Clerk Evelyn Skelton, Wauneta Village Board member Beau Kramer and Wauneta Pool Manager Keri Sutherland, pictured above from left, display the 2010 Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP) “Good Neighbor” award, which was presen...
  • JUST JOSHIN': Dieting during Thanksgiving easier said than done

    Although 2011 is still over a month away, it’s starting to turn into the time of year when self-improvement takes its place at the forefront of our collective minds. People start preparing their plan of attack for making healthy changes with the new ye...