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  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 7, 2005 Wheat from the Don Harrison farm south of Wauneta was the first load hauled to town, kicking off the wheat harvest. Wheat prices closed at $2.99/bu. on Friday but took an upward swing to $3.09 on Tuesday. Visitors ...
  • American Legion Post #304 gifts Legion Hall to Village of Wauneta

    John Monasmith, American Legion Post #304 Commander, hands Village Board Chairman Lloyd Sinner the keys to the Wauneta American Legion Hall Tuesday as a final gesture in transferring ownership of the American Legion Hall to the Village of Wauneta. The A...
  • American Legion Post #304 gifts Legion Hall to Village of Wauneta

    John Monasmith, American Legion Post #304 Commander, hands Village Board Chairman Lloyd Sinner the keys to the Wauneta American Legion Hall Tuesday as a final gesture in transferring ownership of the American Legion Hall to the Village of Wauneta. The...
  • Enter photos now for annual Harvest Festival digital photo contest

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The annual Harvest Fest digital photo contest is just around the corner, now’s the time to start picking your pictures to enter. Exceptional Prints by Champa Group, LLC is now accepting entries from non...
  • Commissioners approve raise for Chase County road crews

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Chase County Commissioners met June 23 for their last meeting in the current fiscal year. Board members Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss had several items of business they wanted to act on before the ...
  • Advanced Auto Parts & Repair/Double 9 Firearms: Adds variety to Wauneta’s main street

    The employees at Advanced Auto Parts & Repair/Double 9 Firearms, from left, Bob Goings, owner; Hannah Nordhausen; Dan Rigel; Tom Mayhew holding Kia; Chris Sandoval, shop manager; Jolene Muths, parts manager; and Katie Weigel. Not pictured: Peggy Goi...
  • Back-to-back accidents near Imperial involve two semis, two cars

    Emergency workers help Willis Christner out of the vehicle after his Mercury station wagon was hit by this semi-tractor trailer just west of Imperial Friday. (Jan Schultz | The Imperial Republican)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican In ...
  • Eberhardt remains jailed in McCook

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Chuck Eberhardt remains in the Red Willow County Jail in McCook a month to the day of his arrest June 2 in Imperial. At his arraignment in Chase County Court June 18, Eberhardt was officially informed of th...
  • Entries now being accepted in Chase County Fair’s photo contest

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Are you a photobug? Do you love taking pictures? Now’s the time to begin planning which photos you’d like to enter in the annual Chase County Fair’s open photo contest sponsored by Fine Things Jewelry a...
  • Road Construction to continue all summer

    Road construction between Hamlet and Palisade continues in full force. As shown in the photo, an independent contract company helps the state by setting up their work zones and making sure the work zones are up to code and safe for the workers. The stat...
  • Nebraska’s strict same-sex union ban struck down by Supreme Court

    By Margery A. Beck Associated Press   Gay couples in Nebraska will now have their marriages legally recognized in the state that has had one of the most restrictive same-sex union bans in the country, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Fri...
  • Stumpf Wheat Center officially open

    Sen. Dan Hughes, left, was a guest speaker at the West Central Water and Crops Field Day on June 23, which also served as an official opening of the Stumpf Wheat Center. Here, Hughes talks with Marlin Murdoch, chairman of the Lower Republican NRD. (Gran...
  • Quality time together...PRECIOUS!

    By Lori Pankonin Johnson Publications   This summer has marked experiences oh so valuable to my favorite pastime . . . making family memories!! You just can’t beat it. Mom reached the 80-year milestone this year and all 18 (+2) of our Johnson cla...
  • WP students take part in basketball camp

    Haylee Sandman, Peyton Cox, Cali Cox, Halle Bardsley and Alexa Sandman (l to r) took part in Mid-America Basketball Camp in Ogallala. Also pictured is Camp Director Mike Trader. (Courtesy Photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Five Wauneta...
  • Still time to register for swimming lessons

    The Wauneta Swimming Pool is still accepting registrations for swimming lessions, which begin Monday. Swimming lessons will be held in Wauneta from July 6 through July 17. Sessions will be held according to swimming levels. Depending on swimming le...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 30, 2005 Wauneta Days was featured at the Chase County Museum Sunday with tables full of Wauneta photos and memorabilia. A Power Point presentation featuring historic photos of Wauneta’s early farming families was played t...
  • Local kids peruse Chuck’s Fireworks Stand

    A group of kids, from left, Ericka Rahn, Koltar Rahn, Aden Acton, and Brent Brewer browse for fireworks to brighten up their Fourth of July. Chuck’s fireworks stand has been supplying fireworks to the local Wauneta and surrounding area citizens for 25...
  • Local kids peruse Chuck’s Fireworks Stand

    A group of kids, from left, Ericka Rahn, Koltar Rahn, Aden Acton, and Brent Brewer browse for fireworks to brighten up their Fourth of July. Chuck’s fireworks stand has been supplying fireworks to the local Wauneta and surrounding area citizens for ...
  • Wauneta population steady in 2014 Census estimate

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Population in Wauneta continues to remain steady at 577, according to the Census Bureau’s latest estimates for 2014. While the 2014 estimate fell by one compared to the 2013 estimate, Wauneta remains at par w...
  • Discount available on Chase County Fair carnival mega passes with advance purchase

    Discount offered on mega passes purchased by July 31 By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Ride enthusiasts who plan to enjoy multiple days of the carnival at the Chase County Fair can save $10 if they purchase their mega pass armbands b...