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  • Tom and Lucille Klima win Yard of the Month for July

    The Wauneta Chamber’s beautification committee named Tom and Lucille Klima the Yard of the Month winners for the month of July. The Klimas were recognized for the beauty of both their front and back yard. Their yard consists of plush green grass and a...
  • 2015 Chase County Fair brochures mailed

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Post office boxholders in Chase County have received their 2015 Chase County Fair & Expo brochure. The eight-page, full-color brochure highlights the theme for the fair, “Kickin’ Up Country.” This...
  • Village moves forward with Owner Occupied Housing Rehab grant application

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The Village of Wauneta moved forward with a new Community Development Block Grant application to the USDA with the hopes of securing funds to provide another round of Owner Occupied Rehabilitation in Wauneta...
  • Talbott Brothers joined by Omaha, Lincoln bands for Good Living Tour concert Friday in Imperial

    The Talbott Brothers will perform in Imperial Friday night at the first stop of the Nebraska Good Living Tour. (Courtesy Photo)   Imperial Country Club hosting tour’s first stop on 2015 summer tour     Nebraska’s Good Living Tour organizer...
  • Wauneta places second best host community in BRAN 35 riders vote

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Organizers of Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) announced the top two host communities for BRAN 35, completed in early June. Wauneta came in second in the riders’ vote, behind Clay Center. The annou...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 14, 2005 Stephanie Padilla was selected as Wauneta-Palisade High School’s representative to Cornhusker Girls State in June where she was elected to the office of state auditor. Laurel Bush of Helinski, Finland, was a hou...
  • California runner makes stop in Wauneta on trek across country

    Aprylle Gilbert, standing third from left, was in Wauneta last Wednesday on her “coast-to-coast” run for kids. While running on the Old Highway 6 between Imperial and Wauneta she was joined by local runners. Pictured here are, from back left, Jesse ...
  • California runner makes stop in Wauneta on trek across country

    Aprylle Gilbert, standing third from left, was in Wauneta last Wednesday on her “coast-to-coast” run for kids. While running on the Old Highway 6 between Imperial and Wauneta she was joined by local runners. Pictured here are, from back left, Jess...
  • Ventriloquist show to kick off this year’s Harvest Fest

    Wayne Francis and “Wingnut” will provide the feature entertainment on the opening night of Harvest Fest, Thursday, July 23. (Courtesy Photo)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The first night of Harvest Fest will feature lots of lau...
  • Through Bud’s Tire Repair, Andrew Ward is helping to reestablish small business in Palisade

    Andrew Ward outside his new business, Bud’s Tire Repair. Opened recently, the business is up and running full force and hopes to keep growing with each day. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wauneta Breeze)   Editor’s Note: This story is part of an on...
  • Enders Reservoir bustles with activity during busy holiday weekend

    Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area was bustling with activity over the Independence Day weekend, with a total of approximately 6,000 visitors. Here, two of the many boats on the lake over the weekend cross paths, with one displaying their Independen...
  • Show off your talents at Harvest Fest Talent Show

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Local performers are encouraged to participate in the Wauneta Harvest Festival Talent Show later this month. The show, organized by Aaron and Sara Behrends,  will be held on Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m. MT...
  • Planning Commission approves permitted conditional use permit

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Planning Commission met Monday, June 29 to consider a Permitted Conditional Use permit for the old Corner Cupboard building on Highway 6. Corey and Melissa Holmes requested the permitted conditi...
  • Hospital to lease new CT scanner

    New scanner will improve imagery   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   With the lease on their current CT scanner ending in October, members of the Chase County Community Hospital board opted to lease a new CT scanner. The decision was made d...
  • WIC program comes twice monthly to Imperial

    The Women’s Infants and Children (WIC) program is a supplemental food and nutrition effort that provides nutritious foods at no cost to help families stay healthy and strong. The Imperial site is one of eight in area communities that brings WIC serv...
  • Supreme Court ruling only one factor in health insurance decisions

    By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service   Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the So...
  • 21st Century Equipment to donate $50,000 to county fairs in five states

    Owen Palm, CEO of 21st Century Equipment, has announced his company will donate a total of $50,000 to county fair livestock programs in 43 counties within its operating area. (Courtesy Photo)   4-H members are the future of farming and ranching. W...
  • Changes to Commercial Driver’s License Laws go into effect July 8

    Many changes to state laws become effective July 8, 2015, that will impact holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) and those applying for and upgrading CDL documents. Beginning July 8, all individuals applying for, renewing or upgrading their ...
  • Three compete in 4-H Presentation Contest

    Chase County had three 4-H youths participate in the 2015 4-H Presentations Contest held last Thursday at the Chase County Extension Office. 4-H youths received ribbon placings in the following classes: Illustrated Presentation: a live presentation ...
  • Local kids have fun learning to swim

    Lifeguards from left Brianna Einspahr and Ellie Lee help teach level three swim lessons by showing the kids, from left, Noah Sandman, Sydnee Acton, Tavin Broughton, and McKenna Doetker how to do a dolphin kick. Einspahr shows them how their feet should ...