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  • Royalty to be crowned Friday

    Royalty candidates, from left, Tori Adams, Ryan Fischer, Dawnta Harchelroad, Adam Simpson and Katie Flaig — along with Peter Holmes, not pictured — will preside over this week’s homecoming activities. A king and queen will be coronated this Frida...
  • Second-half Bronco rally falls short against Knights

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos outplayed the Eustis-Farnam Knights in the last half of their gridiron battle last week, outscoring them 22-14 in the last two quarters of play. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough for ...
  • Spikers split wins at home triangular, finish EF off in five

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Bronco spikers boosted their regular season record to 9-8 in the past week of play, going 1-1 at their home triangular with Maywood and Dundy County-Stratton, then heading off for Farnam where they took a road game...
  • Jack Maddux to be honored with National Golden Spur Award

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   You will soon be able to add the National Golden Spur Award to the long list of honors and accolades earned by Wauneta’s Jack Maddux. Later this month Maddux will become the 32nd honoree to receive this prestigio...
  • Youth group breathing new life into Hamlet building

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   It might have been bound to happen eventually anyway, but a dear old lady’s bullet wound in Sunday school class certainly got the ball rolling. That bullet wound, at the schoolhouse no less, inspired a local man...
  • WP preschool is 26 strong

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   There’s a brief flurry of structured chaos four times a week in the hallway outside of the preschool room at the Palisade Attendance Center. As the morning session wraps up and the 10 younger students collect th...
  • Friendship between Methodist minister, Buddhist priest brings balance

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   During the course of their 30-plus-year friendship, the personal, professional and spiritual lives of Rev. Judy Dye of Wauneta and Rev. Kyoki Roberts of Pennsylvania have mirrored one another. Dye, pastor of the Un...
  • Palisade battles E. Coli in town’s water system

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   As swift progress continues to be made on Palisade’s enormous water project, a setback in the form of E. coli contamination in the water system put another temporary strain on folks living within the city limits. ...
  • Chase County Commissioners to seek tax askings of $2 million

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Chase County commissioners will seek an additional $70,190 in property taxes for the 2009-10 budget year. This represents a 3.57 percent increase over their tax request for last year’s 2008-09 budget. Dur...
  • Breeze office will be closed Labor Day Monday

    The Breeze office will join other businesses and governmental offices across the country in closing on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Deadline for news items and advertising advances to Friday, Sept. 4....
  • Wauneta UMC launching Wednesday afternoon youth Bible program

    The United Methodist Church in Wauneta is launching a midweek Christian youth program called Bible Max. The program is open to youngsters who are pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Bible Max will be held each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. MT/4:30 to 6...
  • Heritage of Wauneta Fall Carnival set for Sept. 13

    Make plans to attend Heritage of Wauneta’s Annual Community Fall Carnival later this month — especially all you Elvis fans! This year’s event is planned for Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. MT/4:30 to 7 p.m. CT and will feature the talent of E...
  • Nebraska sees its third H1N1 death; flu activity up

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the third death of a Nebraska resident due to novel H1N1 influenza virus.  The patient was a woman in her 20s who resided in Douglas County.  The woman had a chronic, underlying health c...
  • Make plans to participate in mini health fair

    A mini health fair is planned this fall by Chase County Community Hospital and blood draws will soon be conducted. At the Wauneta Clinic, blood draws for the mini health fair will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 10 a.m. Blood draws will be ...
  • Safety reminder issued following deadly weekend

    Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are reminding motorists to wear their seat belts, obey the posted speed limits, never drive impaired and avoid distractions in the wake of a deadly weekend on Nebraska roads. Three people ranging in age from 16-35 ...
  • Husker fans reminded to stay alert, informed when traveling to ball games

    Summer is coming to an end and new activities have families headed for the highways. Labor Day Holiday, Nebraska State Fair and Husker home games are all on the calendar. Highway improvement projects are in progress across the state. The Department of ...
  • Dr. Boyer leaving to assist N.P. practice

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Thursday, Aug. 20, marked the final day of work for Dr. Steve Boyer at the Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. Boyer, who lives in Mullen, will join the States Family Practice in North Platte. Boyer...
  • NRDs enter closed talks with DNR

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) and representatives of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been meeting behind closed doors recently. During the Tuesday, Aug. 18, Upper Republi...
  • Chase County Community Hospital to form health care focus group

    Chase County Community Hospital is seeking volunteers to serve on a health care focus group. The main purposes of the focus group will be: 1. Gather information on health care issues of key importance to local communities. 2. Identify challenges faced ...
  • Warming ocean temps lead to cooler than normal summer for Midwest

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s summer weather — cooler and wetter than average — has many scratching their heads and asking “what’s the deal?” It’s early August and Wauneta still has not hit 100 degrees in 2009, according...