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  • Most of state Phase II E-911 capable

        More than 93 percent of Nebraska’s population has the highest level possible of E-911 location technology available in their area, the Nebraska Public Service Commission has announced.    The Nebraska Telecommunications Infrastructure and Publ...
  • Smith grandson featured in film

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    Garrett Smith, 32, a 1995 graduate of Chase County High School, is seen in several segments of the film, “All Roads Lead Home,” which will be out on DVD Jan. 13.    Much of the movie was shot on the groun...
  • Tax time is just around the corner

        The holidays have passed us by, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner.  The earlier you prepare for the looming April 15 tax deadline, the easier it will be to file your taxes. Here are some helpful hints as you begin g...
  • McKenna Doetker celebrates her first birthday

        McKenna Marie Doetker celebrated her first birthday on Jan. 5, 2009. She is the daughter of Kelly and Dawn Doetker and she has a brother, Coleton.    A birthday celebration was held on Saturday, Jan. 3. Enjoying ice cream and her Little Princess...
  • Storyteller electrifies audiences with wit

        As a guest of the Chase County Area Arts Council (CCAAC) Jan. 12, professional storyteller Rita Paskowitz is guaranteed to be an audience pleaser.    The Omahan doesn’t just tell stories—she electrifies them. It’s no wonder: having graduat...
  • Progress is a process

        As has long been done in the 100-plus year history of this town, several Wauneta area residents this past year decided to make a commitment to Wauneta’s business community and Wauneta’s betterment in launching, expanding or reopening enterprisi...
  • Capitol View: Remembering one of Nebraska's greatest dames

    By Ed Howard    A friend of yours passed away recently.    Her name was Gina Dunning, and she was one heck of a public servant and one heck of a character and one heck of a lady.    She hailed from Greeley, the product of an Irish-as-you-can-get ...
  • Girl Scout cookie sales now underway

        Scoop your front step and test your doorbell because the Girl Scouts are ready to pay you a visit. The Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Cookie Sale begins today and runs through Jan. 26.    This will mark the first time that the newly-merged Girl ...
  • Sharing With Wauneta: Beginning a new year!

    Sharing with Wauneta by Nola Straub        Happy New Year!    Harry’s memories of Mom’s thin pancakes.Rosie Straub’s Pancakes and Syrup1 c. milk1 tsp. baking powder1 c. flour1 egg, beaten    Mix all ingredients together to make a thin bat...
  • Looking Back * January 8, 2009

    10 years ago this weekJan. 7, 1999    Sale of the Wauneta Falls Bank (Wauneta Falls Bancorp) was final Dec. 31, 1998, with the bank now to be known as Valley Bank and Trust.    Zach Anderson of Geneva spent the day after Christmas until Thursday wit...
  • Start times changed for Friday's Hitchcock County home games

         The start times for Friday's home contests against the Hitchcock County Falcons have changed due to low numbers of athletes at Hitchcock County.     Only two quarters of both boys and girls jayvee action will take place. Due to the change, the ...
  • Bronco teams to face Trojans in Cambridge Invite championships tonight

    Both Bronco basketball teams advanced to the championship rounds of the Cambridge Invitational with wins over Hitchcock County on Monday night in the Cambridge junior high gym.The Bronco boys advanced with a 64-39 win over the Falcons in earlier action. T...
  • Bronco teams to face Trojans in Cambridge Invite championships tonight

    Both Bronco basketball teams advanced to the championship rounds of the Cambridge Invitational with wins over Hitchcock County on Monday night in the Cambridge junior high gym.The Bronco boys advanced with a 64-39 win over the Falcons in earlier action. T...
  • Huskers rally for Gator Bowl win

    From Huskers.com Jacksonville, Fla. - Nebraska scored on four consecutive third-quarter possessions to rally from an 11-point halftime deficit and the Blackshirts capped a dominating effort with a late defensive stand, as the Huskers came back for a 26...
  • Huskers set for Gator Bowl game against Clemson

    The Nebraska Huskers have been in Florida since Friday, preparing for their game against Clemson in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.                                                   The 8-4 Huskers, winners of five of their final ...
  • Deadline near for changing Medicare D plans

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial RepublicanAbout 70 people took advantage of a review of Medicare Part D, offered by SW Four Extension Service. Dec. 31 was the deadline for those people who are on the plan, which involves prescription drugs. Every year, from No...
  • Finding the blessings in day-to-day life keeps Leona Littlejohn happy at 90

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Leona Buethe Littlejohn’s fun-loving nature and deep faith in God have served her well in life. At 90 she greets each morning with zest, looking forward to the joys and possibilities the new day may hold, always mindf...
  • Safe haven debacle top news story of 2008

     Troubled teenagers from across the country were among children dropped off under Nebraska’s ill-conceived safe-haven law, and the bizarre situation was voted the year’s top state story by members of The Associated Press.State senators who passed...
  • Broncos sweep Brady Tourney championships

          The Bronco boys and girls basketball teams swept the titles of the Brady Holiday Tournament last night in Brady.     The boys outlasted Anselmo-Merna, 54-51, to take their tournament trophy. The consolation match was also a close one, with Pa...
  • Looking Back * January 1, 2009

    10 years ago this week Dec. 31, 1998 Vacation issue. The issue was filled with readers’ pictures and write-ups on where they had vacationed throughout the year. 25 years ago this week December 29, 1983 We have been having pleasant weather. We failed ...