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  • First splashes of the summer

    Sonya Behrends, left, and Kenzie Bardsley, right, were some of the first to splash in the Wauneta Swimming Pool, which opened its doors on Monday, June 2. Nearly 30 swimmers took advantage of the refreshing water at the pool on opening day. Pool manag...
  • Good fishing weather at Enders Lake Memorial Day weekend

    Boats were able to launch using two temporary boat ramps at Enders Lake over the holiday weekend. Game and Parks Commission Seasonal Superintendent Beau Licking said there were fewer people water skiing and tubing and more enjoying the good fishing cond...
  • Longtime Wauneta-Palisade teachers say goodbye

    Retiring Wauneta-Palisade teachers Denise Bales, Marilyn Kunkel and Printha Fox finished their final school year last week. (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade schools have some big shoes to f...
  • It’s our responsibility to keep child abuse out of the shadows

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Our children are our future, so why is it that child abuse and neglect so often live in the shadows? I don’t know the answer, but my guess would be fear. Maybe we fear we didn’t see what we thought we saw,...
  • Anderjaska and Fanning finish careers in Omaha

    Abbie Fanning leans into the first curve of the 200 meter dash Friday afternoon in Omaha at the State Track Meet. While Fanning’s heat qualified four for finals, Fanning’s time of 28.48 was not fast enough for finals. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Bree...
  • Wauneta and Wauneta-Palisade alums gather to “remember when”

    Class of 1934 Ethel Bridgman, Palisade.   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The busy alumni weekend was a success. Honor class members and alumni who returned to Wauneta for the event had many things to keep them busy. The Alumni Commit...
  • Wauneta-Palisade elementary students earn awards

    Reading award winners include, front from left, Sonya Behrends, 2nd grade bronze; Hailea Baker, 2nd grade silver; Jewel Holthus, 1st grade gold; Ashton Wheeler, 1st grade silver; Kalli Hoskovec, 1st grade bronze; back from left, Ana Layman, 4th grade si...
  • USDA designates Dundy County as a primary natural disaster area with assistance to producers in surrounding states

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Dundy County in Nebraska as a primary natural disaster area due to the recent drought. “Our hearts go out to those Nebraska farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agri...
  • New grants fund western corn rootworm research

    By Dan Moser IANR News Service   University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists are mounting new research and grower education efforts against one of corn’s most pernicious pests, the western corn rootworm, amid indications across the Corn Belt that it h...
  • Still time to register for Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K, youth race

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Last Friday, about 70 were preregistered for Saturday’s Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K run/walk and the youth race that will headquarter at Imperial’s Campbell Park. Kelsey Owens, event coordinator, said, while pr...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week May 27, 2004 Cermit Brown was among teachers leaving teaching positions at Wauneta-Palisade schools. Brown has taught school for 37 years - 31 years of those at W-P. Other teachers leaving included Diane Ready, Rebecca Koellner, R...
  • Veterans and service men, women honored

    Area veterans groups paid homage to fallen soldiers and service men and women at Memorial Day services Monday at several area cemeteries. In Palisade the American Legion, VFW and AMVETS provided the services at the Palisade Cemetery (above) and the Mead...
  • The debate on state road bonds

    Letter Back Home By Sen. Mark Christensen   Should state highway funding for repair, maintenance, and construction of our highways be paid for in cash? Or, should Nebraska issue bonds for a portion of our highway funding needs? This was the question ...
  • Veterans and service men, women honored

    Area veterans groups paid homage to fallen soldiers and service men and women at Memorial Day services Monday at several area cemeteries. In Palisade the American Legion, VFW and AMVETS provided the services at the Palisade Cemetery (above) and the Me...
  • Veterans to be honored Monday

    Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Each Memorial Day offers a chance to remember lost loved ones and to honor those who have served our country in the armed forces. Lost local heros are in no short supply. Monday morning will be filled with servi...
  • Things gear up for busy alumni weekend in Wauneta

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The annual Wauneta/Wauneta-Palisade High School Alumni Banquet is set for this Saturday, May 24. Many alumni who now live out of the area will be back in town to visit with their classmates. This year’s hon...
  • Wauneta chosen to participate in new water well rehab project with HHS, UNO

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   David Blau with Miller and Associates attended last week’s village board meeting on Tuesday, May 13 to provide an update on the town’s arsenic project. The Village of Wauneta’s water supply currently co...
  • Retired alum believes in Wauneta’s main street, giving back

    Lela Hamilton is a 1948 Wauneta High School graduate who has made multiple contributions to Wauneta’s business community as well as a dedicated volunteer. (Courtesy Photo) By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Contributions to a community c...
  • Anderjaska and Fanning qualify for State Track Meet

    Landon Jutten, shown long jumping, missed qualifying in the high jump by one miss. Jutten had  personal best of 5’6”. (DeAnn Davis |The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Abbie Fanning placed second in the 200 meter dash a...
  • Water levels may have effect on holiday traffic at Enders Lake

    Both existing boat ramps and docks at Enders Lake are unusable after the water levels have gone down after the Bureau of Reclamation began releasing water from Enders two weeks ago after the Middle Republican NRD purchased the water to satisfy a contrac...