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  • Bus driver, fellow students come to aid of choking fourth grader

     By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   “There’s a lot more to being a bus driver than just driving bus, I can tell you that,” says Carl Williams of Wauneta. The first-year bus driver with the Wauneta-Palisade School District has learned quickly over t...
  • Prep work begins for Census 2010

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   On a cold Sunday afternoon, the first in January, 2009, Gary Lee of Imperial was working on a hunting lodge he is renovating on a farm between Imperial and Wauneta. A car drove down the road, and a woman with ...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Snippets of consciousness

    Between potty training, knee injuries, endless game coverage and the Super Bowl, I am incapable of forming a column based on one singular coherent thought. What you get during times like these is random stream-of-consciousness ramblings about several topi...
  • Palisade UMC planning pancake/sausage feed Sunday

    The Palisade United Methodist Church is planning a fund-raising pancake and sausage feed this Sunday evening, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. MT/5 to 7:30 p.m. CT in Palisade. A free-will donation will be accepted....
  • Conference music clinic, concert at WP Monday

    Wauneta-Palisade will be the host school for this year’s RPAC west vocal music clinic and concert. The clinic will include students from the west half of the RPAC. They will participate in the clinic throughout the afternoon.  That evening a concert of...
  • School board meeting moved to Thursday

     The Wauneta-Palisade School Board’s regular monthly meeting which had been planned for Monday, Feb. 9, has been moved to Thursday, Feb. 12, due to the RPAC vocal concert in Wauneta that night. This month’s meeting will be held at the Palisade At...
  • Send us photos of your loved ones for Valentine's

    Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones how special they are to you.  E-mail the Wauneta Breeze a photo of your special someone — spouse, kids, parents, grandparents, pets, pals — along with a short message and we’ll put it in...
  • Early dismissal planned at WP on Monday, Feb. 9

    The school day will be a little shorter than usual for Wauneta-Palisade students next Monday, Feb. 9. An early dismissal has been announced, with K-12 students in both Wauneta and Palisade to be released from classes two hours earlier than usual. The ear...
  • Whooping cough cases jump up in central Nebraska

    Cases of whooping cough continue to pop up in the North Platte area. The West Central Health District says 21 cases have been confirmed in Lincoln County in the past five months. Health officials say those cases have shown up in kids who have not been vac...
  • Distance learning, telemedicine grants offered by USDA

    USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program to provide access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas. DLT grants increase the range of educational ...
  • Hospital puts new chemical analyzer to work

    Thanks to a grant received from the Ethel Abbott Foundation, Chase County Community Hospital was able to purchase a new chemical analyzer.  The new analyzer cost around $78,000, and the Abbott Foundation provided $75,000 towards its purchase.  Gwen Warn...
  • Christensen's trapping bill on floor Tuesday; 17 more bills in committee

    By Jan Goff The Grant Tribune-Sentinel   On the floor of the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday morning was Senator Mark Christensen’s bill eliminating restrictions on trapping wildlife in county road rights-of-way. The senator from Imperial said he was ...
  • Capitol View: Decoding gubernatorial double-speak

    By Ed Howard By way of keeping up with what’s going on around the country, as well as acknowledging that life isn’t too exciting around the homestead, I have perused the Internet and had a gander at the state of the state speeches offered by some of ...
  • Beef production seminars offered in west central Nebraska

    Five University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Beef Production Seminars in West Central Nebraska will present the latest research-based information on herd health and profitability, said Extension Educator, Randy Saner. These workshops will begin with ...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Speech team successes

    By Kelsie Skelton WP Journalism Class   Jan. 10 the Wauneta-Palisade Speech team went to their first speech meet in Imperial. The team’s events were poetry, serious prose, humorous prose, informative, entertainment, and duets.  While at the spee...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Quiz Bowl a big brainer

    By Brett Klima WP Journalism Class   On Jan. 7, the Wauneta-Palisade Quiz Bowl representatives traveled to Bartley to compete in the RPAC Quiz Bowl.  The team consisted of Will Anderjaska, Blair Dixon, Michele Stretch, Tori Adams, Katey McGraw, Je...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Wauneta-Palisade/Hitchcock County wrestling team racking up wins

    By Renae Gardner WP Journalism Class   The HC-WP Wrestlers received first place Jan. 9 at the DCS invite Wrestling Tournament with a top team score of 360.  Sophomore Marcos Ramirez at 112 received first place in his weight class at the meet, he h...
  • Sharing With Wauneta: Don't you just love the crockpot?

    By Nola Straub of WaunetaI have read several articles on adapting recipes to the slow cooker. Herbs and spices increase in slow cooking so use half the recommended amounts. If you use ground herbs and spices, add during last hour of cooking. Milk, cream...
  • Byrd Scholarships available for high school seniors

    The Nebraska Department of Education is accepting applications for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, a federally funded program that provides opportunities for Nebraska high school seniors with outstanding academic achievement. Nebraska seniors who...
  • Funds provide improved infant care at Chase County Community Hospital

    A grant along with matching funds from the Chase County Hospital Foundation enabled Chase County Community Hospital to recently improve infant care at the facility. A new CosyCot infant warmer and BiliTx (biliblanket) were put into use this past week in t...