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  • Let Me Put It This Way: Remembering the Kennedys

    By Tina Kitt, Managing Editor I grew up in a home where the Kennedy family was held in high regard, as they were most of the country. The aura of Camelot radiated long after JFK’s death, like a star still glowing from the far reaches of the galaxy for...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter Five

    “Deathbed” is a serial fiction novel by associate editor Dave Vrbas. Chapters of the story will be included in the Breeze over the next several weeks for our readers’ entertainment. Chapter Five: Hijacked I woke up about a half-hour later with ...
  • Former Parkview/Heights employee killed in Saturday accident

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Jannie M. Larson, 51, of Wray, Colo., was killed in a one-vehicle rollover late Saturday afternoon, just south of the Chase County line in Dundy County. According to the Nebraska State Patrol report, Larson wa...
  • Soil structure important to water retention

    Soil structure determines how much water a field can hold, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Water quickly percolates through coarse, sandy soil, while fine soils, like clay, retain more water, said Dean Yonts, Extension Irrigation Engi...
  • Annual walk to celebrate all cancer survivors

    Sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital, this year’s 3K walk in Imperial is called “Moving Forward With Hope—ALL Cancer Walk.” It will be held Oct. 3 beginning at Chase County Schools. Organizers emphasize that the walk recognizes all surviv...
  • Harchelroad Motors’ 6th annual Corvette Classic registers 215 cars

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   The 6th annual Chase County Corvette Classic just continues to grow. Held during the fair on Saturday, Aug. 15, more than 200 cars registered for the show. The event is sponsored by Harchelroad Motors, Inc.,...
  • Field tour planned for re-establishing historic oaks

    Beginning at Common Scents Nursery near McCook, visitors to Burr Oak Canyon will spend the day, starting at 7:45 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 17, 2009, learning how to re-establish a unique, relict stand of bur oaks, said District Forester, Rachel Allison of the N...
  • Seed treatments increase yield

    New winter wheat seed treatments have proved very effective, increasing yield by a bushel or two per acre even when no disease is detected, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Western Nebraska Crops specialist Bob Klein said the small, co...
  • Fifteen Nebraska Counties eligible for USDA Emergency Loans

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced recently that family farmers in three Nebraska counties are eligible to apply for low interest Emergency (EM) loans due to physical and production losses caused by excessive ra...
  • Wauneta’s Blood Drive surpasses goal

    The goal for Wauneta’s American Red Cross Blood Drive was set at 30. Thirty-four units were received, surpassing the goal by four, with a total of 36 walk-ins. The blood drive was held Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the American Legion Hall. Those giving blood ...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter Four

    “Deathbed” is a serial fiction novel by associate editor Dave Vrbas. Chapters of the story will be included in the Breeze over the next several weeks for our readers’ entertainment. Chapter Four: Strange Therapy By Dave Vrbas Earlier on the same...
  • Let Me Put It This Way: It’s clear health-care issues need tackled

    Rational, well-meaning people have long disagreed in matters significant as well as trivial — and have done so respectfully, without name-calling, rumor-mongering, elder-scaring or gun-brandishing. Hard to imagine, isn’t it, given the lack of civil...
  • Free tire disposal coming in September

    The Chase County Commissioners are sponsoring a free tire disposal for southwest Nebraska residents over a three-day period in September. Chase County residents are among those in five counties offered the free service Sept. 15-17 at the transfer station...
  • FVC completes record year

    “Wow!” That’s how Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism opened his report to patrons Saturday during the annual meeting for the fiscal year that closed Jan. 31, 2009. Chism said the completed fiscal year set a number of records, noting t...
  • Two local teams place in the fair team sorting

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Two local area teams finished among the top four teams in the team sorting competition during the fair last week. In the competition, two riders attempt to sort off 10 cattle in order, according to number, f...
  • Piano medley takes top talent honors

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   A rousing jazz piano medley by an Imperial man took the top prize at the fair’s “Got Talent?” contest last Thursday afternoon. Imperial native Jeff Schuman, who returned to his hometown two years ago, pl...
  • Vicky Brown wins a pair of buckles at barrel riding

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Vicky Brown of Lamar pulled off a double in the Nebraska Barrel Horse Association barrel racing held at the fair last week. Brown won buckles in the 2D and 3D divisions of the open competition. Her two-run ...
  • Christmas and the contaminated candy

    Editor’s note: Wauneta native Rita Miller Manlove of Mesa, Ariz., shares online messages with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through a blog dubbed Grandma Rita’s Ramblings. She often writes of her memories of growing up on the fa...
  • Deathbed: A twisted fictional account of one man's rude awakening — Chapter Three

    “Deathbed” is a serial fiction novel by associate editor Dave Vrbas. Chapters of the story will be included in the Breeze over the next several weeks for our readers’ entertainment. Chapter Three: The Plan   The things you imagine in the mid...
  • Wauneta-Palisade youth award winners at 2009 Hayes County fair

    Shooting Sports Contests BB Gun Contest BB Gun - Intermediate Trophy: Wes Anderjaska (sponsored by Hayes County Ag Society) Pellet Air Rifle Contest Pellet Air Rifle - Intermediate Red: Wes Anderjaska Archery Contest Archery Contest Traditional ...