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  • Viola Krausnick has stitched together 90 years of family, friends and faith

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze Since she was a child in the 1920s, Viola Nordhausen Krausnick of Wauneta has pieced together various colors and textures of fabric, stitching them lovingly in beautiful, yet useful, works of art. Like the array of hand...
  • Wauneta Breeze captures 29 Nebraska Press Association awards

    Staff report The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Breeze competed well against the other weekly newspapers across the state, most of which utilize full color print capability and larger staffs.  Winners of the Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspap...
  • Chamber, Village team up to offer free pickup service during community cleanup

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Want to get some spring cleaning done but there’s just too much junk in the way? Boy, does the Wauneta Chamber and the Village of Wauneta have a deal for you! During Wauneta’s town-wide cleanup on Wednesday, April 29...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Memoirs of a swimming pool fanatic

    There are certain settings that trigger a cannonball of memories. For me, one of those places is a tiny parcel of land on the northeast corner of Palisade, just down the ol’ park hill. It sits just on the north side of the Hayes County line.  Smack-...
  • Editorial: I'm IN.

    You’re reading this, right? Well, of course you are. This is our weekly ritual. You look forward to this block of time when you can sit down and be alone with me.  Every week, most of you go to the mailbox early to get your hands on me, your local n...
  • Spring events fill school, community calendar

    A flurry of end-of-the year school activities and other spring events around the area have the April and May calendar filling up quickly. Events coming up during the next few weeks: • Thursday, April 23, Wauneta-Palisade FFA Banquet at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m....
  • Alumni Banquet tickets now on sale at Walgren’s

    Wauneta-Palisade annual high school Alumni Banquet is coming up Saturday, May 23, with members of the honored classes making plans for a fun-filled weekend with old classmates. Tickets for the banquet are now available at Walgren’s Super Market for $14 ...
  • Weekend rains push year’s moisture total past 4 inches

    Slow, soaking rains fell late last week, with Thursday and Friday’s two-day total measuring close to  2 inches in the Wauneta area, with .64 of an inch falling Thursday and 1.10 inches falling Friday. With this welcome 1.74 inches added on, that brings...
  • Pioneer Farm Award entries due May 1

    May 1 marks the deadline for nominations for the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Nebraska Pioneer Farm Awards. The program honors farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more. To date, over 6,000 families...
  • Village water system to get mapped

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s water system may be decades out but it’s about to get a high-tech viewing. After a demonstration by and discussion with Charles Bausch, a GPS specialist with the Nebraska Rural Water Association, prior to...
  • Hearing for new transfer rule set for May 5

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get to voice their opinions on a new transfer rule May 5.  The NRD will hold a hearing on the transfer rule during their regular meet...
  • Blackwood Creek watershed project nets $2 million in federal funds

     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that one of the 55 watershed projects nationwide receiving USDA stimulus funding is in southwest Nebraska, south of Hayes Center.  Vilsack said that $2 million dollars is committed to a Blackwood Creek waters...
  • Several key bills being debated in the Unicameral this week

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Unsure of the status of his priority bill, LB 681, state senator Mark Christensen touched base with constituents during his weekly teleconference to the district, outlining the upcoming week in the Unicameral. District ...
  • Capitol View: Abortion debate drama pales

    There was a time when the death penalty and abortion were thought of as hot-button issues. They shouldn’t be thought of that way these days. The death penalty fell into that category for just one year. It was in the 1980s, when lawmakers passed a meas...
  • UN-L for Families: Too much stuff

     Have you ever taken time and looked around your home?  Do you suffer from “too much ‘stuff’”?  Many times when we feel the time crunch, we tend to compensate in other ways. We buy ‘stuff’ that makes us feel better or buy ‘stuff’ for lo...
  • Platte River Recovery Program to restore habitat

    A program to restore habitat for threatened and endangered animals has begun its second year. The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program has gained management access to 3,000 acres toward its 10,000-acre goal, said Bruce Sackett, program land spec...
  • Byway Visitor Center to open soon

    The first of Nebraska’s nine Scenic Byways is opening its Interpretive Center on April 25, 2009, in Broken Bow, said Nancy Sedlacek, co-chair of the Byway Center Committee. The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway celebration will begin on April 24 at the i...
  • Chase County Youth compete in District 4-H Clover Challenge

    Local youth compete in head-to-head competition with 4-H’ers from all across the West Central Extension District!  Only this time, it’s over the computer!   The 2009 West Central District Clover Challenge was held on April 13 with 11 teams competi...
  • Thomas Nel, Rebecca Gentry

    Thomas Joha Nel of Pretoria, South Africa, and Rebecca Ann Gentry of Wauneta are announcing their engagement. While on a two-week stay in Africa, Thomas proposed to Rebecca on March 26 at the Kruger National Park in South Africa where they celebrated th...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Spring is party time

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta  Parties — Prom, Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation — come in the spring!   All Colors of Punch! A lavender punch was served at Mobile Maids Extension Club. It was the first time I had seen a true lavender color punch. P...