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  • Commissioners move ahead with new buildings

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The process for two new county shops buildings continued Tuesday, Oct. 14. Chase County Commissioners Jodi Thompson, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. reviewed bids for the buildings, which will be completed this comi...
  • Dr. Younger to join hospital staff

    Dr. David Younger has joined the medical staff at the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. He brings 33 years of family practice experience to the staff. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Dr. David ...
  • Television stolen from Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   An unknown person or persons broke into Palisade Community Federal Credit Union. The only item reported missing from the break-in was a television. Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott said the incident o...
  • Influenza cases confirmed in state

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Flu is here. The first confirmed cases of the season have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). There are three, all in Douglas County. “Several viruses are in the ...
  • Lady Broncos battle to RPAC championship

    Sydnee Harchelroad splits the Paxton block for a kill. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze After several slow weeks, action has picked up for the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos’ volleyball team. WP defeated Me...
  • Rector leads WP FFA at Livestock Judging

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade junior Cameo Rector led the school’s FFA team in Livestock Judging at Southern Valley Saturday. The senior team of Tryssta Duvel, Stephanie Acosta and Rector finished fifth. Most teams had at l...
  • Broncos topped by Falcons, season to end Friday

    Chase Rathe hangs on to the Falcons’ runner as Chris Carl (57) and Tyler Carl (83) close in to help. (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos lost Friday night at Wilcox-Hildreth, 14...
  • Beware the sales pitches during Medicare’s annual open enrollment

    Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the South Dakota Newspaper Association and the Hoosier (IN) S...
  • Young hunters gain valuable experience at Pheasants Forever Youth-Mentor Hunt

    Wauneta-Palisade seventh grader Ty Duvel and Imperial’s Kamrie Dillion work to identify plants in the new Pheasants Forever building west of Champion. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   On the cusp of phea...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week October 21, 2004 Five candidates are running for two village board seats at the upcoming November election. Tony Cribelli and Rod Rector hold the board seats with Rector opting not to seek re-election. Cribelli will join Lynn Bru...
  • Area shooters participate in memorial shoot

    Brady Hansen, Dennis Gockley and Dave Hogsett (left to right) took part in the Dale Lingo Memorial Shoot south of Imperial at the Plainsman Rifle and Pistol Club. Hansen won two of Sunday’s adult events, the Edgar Hathaway Memorial Handicap Shoot and ...
  • Area shooters participate in memorial shoot

    Brady Hansen, Dennis Gockley and Dave Hogsett (left to right) took part in the Dale Lingo Memorial Shoot south of Imperial at the Plainsman Rifle and Pistol Club. Hansen won two of Sunday’s adult events, the Edgar Hathaway Memorial Handicap Shoot an...
  • Supreme court arguments between Kansas and Nebraska heard

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Kansas and Nebraska Tuesday on the 2013 findings of Special Master of William Kayatta, Jr. Kayatta issued the ruling last year in an on...
  • New Palisade business hopes to reconnect people with horses, visits Sunrise Heights residents

    Last Wednesday Lori Britton, kneeling, with Little Patch of Painted Heroes, brought two miniature horses to Sunrise Heights of Wauneta to visit the residents. Donnaline Kitt, sitting, was one of the nearly 20 residents who spent time with the horses at ...
  • School board discusses floor coverings for classrooms

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public School board met Monday evening for their regular October meeting. Although board members entered executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss personnel issues, the only ...
  • 44th District legislative candidates quizzed on their views at forum

    Steve Stroup, left, and Dan Hughes, both of whom are seeking the 44th District legislative seat, participated in a forum in Imperial last week to discuss issues. (Imperial Republican Photos)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly 5...
  • Pastor Keith Wellman to be honored on 40 years in ministry

    St. Paul Lutheran Church of rural Wauneta will have a special service on Sunday, Oct. 19 to celebrate Pastor Keith Wellman’s 40th year as a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor. Pastor David Kahle of Zion, Imperial, will be the guest pastor for the 10...
  • Harriette welcomed for vacuum duty

    By Lori Pankonin Johnson Publications, Inc.   My husband and I have rather reversed roles compared to most couples when it comes to shopping. I’d say he’s addicted. I once challenged him to go a month without ordering anything and he just plain re...
  • Writer: I will be voting for Chuck Hassebrook

    Dear Editor, I will be voting for Chuck Hassebrook for Governor this election; I hope many other Nebraskans will do the same. As a farmer in Perkins County, I have studied the candidates and find Mr. Hassebrook to be best suited for the job. Born and ...
  • Independent Watson seeking U.S. Senate seat

    Editor’s Note: There are two candidates running for U.S. Senate as Independent candidates. Both made campaign stops in Imperial this election season. This is the second of two stories on the Independent candidates. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial R...