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  • Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign color run this weekend in Imperial

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Imperial will host the final of four “Color Me Courageous” 5k walk/run fundraisers for the Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign this Saturday. So far, the Imperial race looks to be the largest of the tour, whic...
  • Property tax requests across the county up $1,644,932

    The chart above provides a comparison of tax askings for each of the county’s taxing entities as well as comparison of the valuations in each entities district for 2014 and 2013.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Property tax reques...
  • WVFD stops potential elevator fire

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) was called out to the Frenchman Valley Coop elevator in Wauneta at 2:30 p.m. MT Friday where they stopped what could have turned into a dangerous fire. Shane And...
  • Fatal crash north of town Friday

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Joshua C. Annen, 24, of Hayes Center, formerly of Ogallala, was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Wauneta’s north divide Friday morning, Sept. 19. Annen was pronounced dead at the Chase County Commun...
  • Fall Sports Booklets included this week

    Wauneta-Palisade High School Fall Sports Booklets are included for subscribers in this week’s Breeze. The insert is a new project of the Wauneta Breeze, in partnership with the advertisers listed within its pages and the Wauneta-Palisade FFA Chapter...
  • Village board holds special meeting, votes to dismiss employee

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Village of Wauneta Board of Trustees held a special meeting Friday, Sept. 19 to evaluate employee job performances. Much of the meeting was conducted in closed executive session as allowed by the Open ...
  • WP volleyball team splits games, moves to 7-2

    Above, Ellie Lee (4) and Nicole Strand (13) try to slow down the Chase County attack during the home match. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team has moved through two of i...
  • Broncos look for first win at home against Maywood Friday

    Chris Carl makes a diving tackle of the Banner County runner as Chase Rathe (45), Tyler Davis and Gage Crowell (right) move in. (DeAnn Davis| The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade football team fell to 0...
  • State water law history shifts toward local regulation

    By Angela Hensel Nebraska News Service Having enough water is an increasingly important issue for Nebraska farmers and city dwellers alike, but regulating water use is not something new for state policymakers. Nebraska has a long history of wate...
  • Insurers shift higher prices for generic drugs to patients

    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...
  • Wauneta-Palisade High School 2014-2015 year well underway

    Wauneta-Palisade High School is expecting a fantastic year in all activities! Class, student council and National Honor Society officers and representatives are pictured, bottom from left: Cord Lee, Faith Simpson, Lanee Nordhausen, Emily Day, Cash Yearo...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 23, 2014 Clark and Donna McMinn left Monday for Albuquerque, N.M., to attended the 24th Division reunion and enjoyed sightseeing along the way. Bev and Harold Maris spent three weeks with Jon and Diane Maris in Page, Ariz...
  • Transformer replaced at Wauneta substation

    A total of four crews were in town Sunday to switch a transformer functioning below par with a refurbished one at the Wauneta substation. Crew members pictured include Dan Sherman, Operations Manager; Dave Schmit, Substation Foreman and Chlancey Dittmer...
  • Transformer replaced at Wauneta substation

    A total of four crews were in town Sunday to switch a transformer functioning below par with a refurbished one at the Wauneta substation. Crew members pictured include Dan Sherman, Operations Manager; Dave Schmit, Substation Foreman and Chlancey Dittm...
  • Free dump day at transfer station this Saturday

    Rural Chase County residents including those in Wauneta, Champion, Enders and Lamar can take advantage of a free dump day at the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency transfer station, south of Imperial, this Saturday. Trash for which residents are nor...
  • Wauneta-Palisade School’s tax askings increase by 26-percent

    2014-15 budget allows for $5.4 million in spending, includes increased tax askings to replenish cash reserves By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   After a significant hit in state funding over the past few years, the school’s ongoing eff...
  • Village tax askings remain under $100,000

    2014-2015 budget allows for $4.4 million in spending, with revenue largely generated from municipal electric, utilities sales   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Despite increased valuations in Wauneta, Wauneta’s tax askings remain be...
  • Commissioners hope mowing crops in right-of-way will prevent accidents, preserve roads

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Chase County Courthouse with  Commissioners Jodi Thompson, Don Weiss, Jr. and Chuck Vette present. Among the issues addressed at the meeting w...
  • Planned power outage Sunday while village changes transformer

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta residents should make plans to be without electricity for three to four hours Sunday, Sept. 21. The Village will shut off power at 1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. CT to all electric customers in Wauneta. The outag...
  • Positive museum progress shared at Historical Society banquet

    At last week’s banquet, the Chase County Museum was the recipient of a bound copy of the Wauneta Breeze’s special edition on the community’s 125th anniversary. Historical Society President Charley Colton accepted the gift from Elna Johnson, right,...