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  • Heather Adams nominated for Nebraska Health Care Association Direct Care Staff Award

    Heather Adams of Palisade, a Certified Medication Aide at Heritage of Wauneta since October of 2005, was among 60-plus long term care employees who were nominated for direct care staff awards presented at the Nebraska Health Care Association Mid-Year Con...
  • Range and Pasture Management Workshop Program and Tour

    Range and pasture management as well as forage production will be the topics covered at a workshop and tour on June 16 at the fairgrounds in Sidney, Neb. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program to begin at 8:45 a.m. Topics to be covered includ...
  • Hayes County 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging contest

     The Hayes County 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest was held May 14 in Hayes Center on the fairgrounds. This event has been a long running tradition in Hayes County for many years. And the tradition continues for a good reason.  Through livestock ju...
  • Annual UNL wheat plot meetings scheduled

     Wheat producers will have several opportunities to assess new wheat varieties and get the latest information on winter wheat production practices during the 2009 University of Nebraska–Lincoln wheat plot meetings, said a UNL specialist. Starting June...
  • Farmers and ranchers entrepreneurship program planned

     Agricultural producers looking for new income opportunities should mark their calendars for a value-added workshop on June 12, 2009, at the North Platte Community College South Campus, said Randy Saner, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educato...
  • Editorial: Shout-outs

    A shout-out this week goes to those who orchestrate and execute special events like Saturday night’s Alumni Banquet and Monday’s Memorial Day program. It takes dynamic people to so willingly give of their time and talent to bring off these successfu...
  • Capitol View: The definition of a hot-button issue

    A reader sent along a nice note, expressing surprise at the view expressed in this column some weeks ago — that abortion was no longer a “hot button” issue in the Legislature.Perhaps the definition of what constitutes a button which is hot could ha...
  • Memorial Day is a time for national reflection

    The following is this year’s Memorial Day address given at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery by recent Wauneta-Palisade graduate and class valedictorian Will Anderjaska.   By Will Anderjaska   This day is not only a time for celebration, it is a ...
  • Sweet 16: Blair Dixon completes perfect medal haul

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Blair Dixon’s personal goal going into this year’s state track meet was to medal in all four of her events, completing her run at a whopping 16 state meet medals.  By mid-afternoon Friday, it looked as though that ...
  • Cats and dogs can’t keep locals from starting ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’

    Tuesday morning’s heavy rains and muddy conditions didn’t keep folks away from signing up for ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’. Although they weren’t able to put their walking shoes to use that morning, from left on near side of table, Nancy Nob...
  • Cats and dogs can’t keep locals from starting ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’

    Tuesday morning’s heavy rains and muddy conditions didn’t keep folks away from signing up for ‘Walk Across Southwest Nebraska’. Although they weren’t able to put their walking shoes to use that morning, from left on near side of table, Nancy Nob...
  • Landon Lemburg awarded medal for heroism during Iraqi grenade attack

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Landon Lemburg said Jan. 7 started out just like any other day in Iraq. Unfortunately, the ordinary didn’t last long.He and his company, assigned to keep watch over the Iraqi elections, had been patrolling polling spots...
  • Landon Lemburg awarded medal for heroism during Iraqi grenade attack

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Landon Lemburg said Jan. 7 started out just like any other day in Iraq.  Unfortunately, the ordinary didn’t last long. He and his company, assigned to keep watch over the Iraqi elections, had been patrolling polling ...
  • Sweet 16: Blair Dixon completes perfect medal haul

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Blair Dixon’s personal goal going into this year’s state track meet was to medal in all four of her events, completing her run at a whopping 16 state meet medals. By mid-afternoon Friday, it looked as though that incr...
  • Wauneta Swimming Pool set to open Tuesday

    A tentative opening date of Tuesday, May 26, has been set at the Wauneta Swimming Pool. The pool will be open daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT, with water aerobics offered Monday thru Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. MT and lap swimming available each weeknight...
  • Wauneta Senior Center serving dinner this Sunday

    Make plans to treat your out-of-town guests to dinner at the Senior Center this Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Senior Center will serve a roast beef and ham dinner with all the trimmings. Cost is $7 for adults, with kids 9 and younger $3.50....
  • Blood Drive planned in Wauneta May 26

    The American Red Cross plans a Bloodmobile stop in Wauneta on Tuesday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wauneta Legion Hall. To schedule a donor appointment call RanDee Littrel at 394-5836....
  • Wauneta walking trail included in Walk to Health Kick off June 2

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department will kick off their annual Walk to Health walking program at the walking trails in McCook on June 1 and in Wauneta on June 2. Additionally, Cambridge will kick off on May 30 at the women’s health fair.  The W...
  • Dave Ja Vu: From the vault — Blisters, jet skis, 80s rock and Miller Time

    Apparently, my wife adores my whiteness. After reading last week’s column, she requested a reprint of a column of mine from June 2002. If there is one thing I’m good at, it is (rarely) listening to my wife. Some editing of the original has occurred. ...
  • Student academic achievements celebrated, eighth grade promoted during Honors Night

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This year’s eighth grade class closed the door on their junior high careers and stepped toward high school as they were promoted from eighth grade during Honors Night activities Monday night. As one of the smallest...