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  • Clarification

     In a Dec. 17 article on a Wauneta Village Board meeting, the Wauneta Breeze referred to the Code Red alert system as “similar to a reverse 911 system.”   Reverse 911® is a federally registered trademark owned by PlantCML, and is not to be conf...
  • Letter to the Editor: Reader questions humor of recent Breeze column

    Your new Vrbas piece may be a new face, but his hope for 2009 is surely to be questioned! His hope for the new year is a crass put down for each person mentioned.  His contempt for Bush is surely over the line! Funny? He isn’t! Sincerely, Ann Knickerbo...
  • Capitol View: Who can Nebraskans count on now that Ernie's gone?

    Who will they call?  Former Sen. Ernie Chambers walked out of the Capitol after 26 members of the 2009 Legislature were sworn in. One of them succeeded Chambers, who served a record 38 years in the Unicameral.  During all but a few years, Chambers was...
  • Blogging — the high-tech way for families, friends to stay connected

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze When Sara Behrends realized scrapbooking wasn’t going to be her hobby of choice, she was relieved to discover another option.“I hated scrapbooking, but I wanted a way to document my kids’ lives,” she said.Behre...
  • WP school officials announce additional grant funds

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Nearly $58,000 in new grant funds have been awarded to the Wauneta-Palisade School District and another $78,631 in grant funds deposited after final documentation was successfully completed, announced Superintendent ...
  • Year dominated by grains, trains, fuel prices and elections

    This is the Wauneta Breeze’s second part of a three-part look at 2008. Next week the Breeze will conclude with review of 2008’s sporting news and a month-by-month recap of 2008’s weather.   By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s likely t...
  • Wauneta senior citizens to benefit from anonymous donation

    Senior Center Director Myra Large, left, and board member Bert Steinert, address envelopes to Wauneta area residents inviting them to see what the Wauneta Senior Center has to offer. Included with the letters will be coupons for a complimentary meal and b...
  • High winds blast region earlier this week

    Anything that wasn’t nailed down was likely airborne Monday as high winds created dust blizzards and hazardous driving conditions.  The National Weather Service in North Platte issued wind warnings for western Nebraska Monday, including southwest Nebra...
  • More transit bus riders needed to justify service

    As the saying goes — use it or lose it. Wauneta area residents are urged to make use of the Chase County Transit bus service or they run the risk of losing the expanded availability of the transportation service. Transit bus service is available from 9:...
  • Heritage announces Festival of Lights winners

    Heritage of Wauneta this week announced the winners of their annual Festival of Lights holiday lighting contest. This year’s first place honors went to Carl and Patsy Williams. Second place went to Don and Bonnie Majors and third place went to Merrell a...
  • Saturday afternoon movie planned; no Saturday night showing at Chateau

    With high school sports fans expected to fill the gym for the home basketball game Saturday night, there will not be a Saturday night movie shown at the Chateau Theatre in Wauneta. Instead, a Saturday afternoon matinee is planned, beginning at 1 p.m. MT. ...
  • Nebraska governor plans statewide tour Tuesday

    Gov. Dave Heineman is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State Address today (Thursday) at 10:00 a.m. CT from the West Legislative Chamber at the State Capitol in Lincoln. This is the fourth such address since the Governor took office in 2005. ...
  • County hazardous mitigation plan meeting set for Jan. 20

    Chase County is leading a planning effort to develop a “Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan” which includes the Chase County areas of Enders, Champion, Imperial, Wauneta, Chase County Schools, Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools and the Upper Repu...
  • Biggest fire in years burns hundreds of acres

           By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican       Many of the younger firefighters on the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department hadn’t seen a fire as big as the one last Tuesday that burned 600 acres west of Imperial. The fire, reported abo...
  • Clarification from school on this week's game

    The Garden County basketball games for this week were inadvertantly listed as away games on the school’s calendar. Please note that the games are at home in Wauneta against Garden County on Saturday evening. ...
  • Boys and girls basketball teams both rated in D-1

    The Omaha World-Herald included both the WP boys and girls in its Class D-1 top-ten basketball ratings this week. Released Tuesday, Wauneta-Palisade girls moved up from seventh to fifth. The boys, unranked before this week, hold down the number nine spot ...
  • Wrestlers dominate for DCS Invitational title

           By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers used numbers to their advantage Saturday, filling all but two weight classes to take the title of the Dundy-County Stratton Invite. The Broncos rocked an ...
  • Lady Broncos down Falcons, Roughriders after runner-up finish at Cambridge

           By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The 9-2 Lady Bronco basketball team bounced right back after their title-game loss to host school Cambridge in tournament play last week to take big wins over Hitchcock County and Southwest. Coach Roger...
  • Junior high teams host Chase County

    The Wauneta-Palisade junior high basketball teams went 2-2 at Chase County during action last Thursday at home. The A teams both lost at the hands of the Longhorns while the B teams were victorious in their matches. In A team action against Chase County, ...
  • Injuries befall Bronco boys team during last week's 4-0 run

           By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Though the past week of play was wildly successful for the Bronco boys, head coach Dave Kuhlen said it came at a cost. “It was a rough week,” Kuhlen said of last week’s 4-0 effort from the Broncos...