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  • Selecting a family pet

    In the United States about three of every five homes have a family pet. If your family is contemplating pet ownership, think about these facts. Pets can be a lot of work to care for they need fed, walked, kept clean, and veterinary visits. According to ...
  • Upcoming Community Service events from McCook Community College

    “Driver Education” will be held Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12, from 8-10 a.m. in McMillen Hall, room 213 with Adrienne Johnson as the instructor. Driving time will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. as needed. This course consists of 20 hours of classroom time and...
  • Grazing sudangrass, pearl millet, and sorghum hybrids

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator Summer annual grasses planted this spring soon could be ready to graze. In a moment I’ll quickly review some grazing guidelines to help you avoid any potential hazards or problems. Most of the sudangrass and sorghu...
  • North Platte Social Security Office to begin closing at 3:30 p.m. daily

    Effective Aug. 15, 2011, the North Platte Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this ...
  • Chase County Museum to present something special for men

    This Sunday at the Chase County Museum, Alvin Christensen will present a program featuring the “Mechanical Development of Sporting and Military Firearms from 1700 to 1945.” Christensen’s interest in firearms developed from hunting with his father a...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Summer eating. . .

    By Nola Straub Spaghetti Squash. Amy’s dad Lee Greaves loves to raise these and brought some down last summer. I am still trying to remain open minded. Spaghetti pasta I like best but … these are easily raised in the garden and were not too bad after...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 22, 23 and 24

      'Mr. Popper's Penguins' Starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Madeline Carroll Rated PG 95 Minutes This week's movie sponsored by Wauneta Seed...
  • Warm weekend allows wheat harvest in Wauneta

    FVC’s Myles West, at right, empties grain from a truck owned by Craig and Jo Fanning. (Wauneta Breeze Photos | Josh Sumner)   By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze Wheat harvest in full swing at Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta. Activity at the...
  • Local News Briefs

    Wauneta Senior Center hosting Sunday Dinner this weekend Head down to the Wauneta Senior Center this weekend for fellowship and food, starting at 11 a.m. MT on Sunday. A choice of roast beef or baked ham will be on the menu until 1 p.m. The price of a ...
  • Enders Dam work to close Hwy. 61 through August

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   North/south traffic on Highway 61 over Enders Dam will be detoured on county roads, beginning Wednesday, July 27. The detour will allow maintenance repairs to be made under the highway bridge over Enders Dam...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta The coed softball season is about to wind down. League coordinator Denise Smith of Imperial said after makeup games were played Tuesday of this week (from June 20 rain-outs),...
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leash laws created for a reason

    Dear Editor: We wish to thank the Wauneta City employees, Dr. Steve Pollmann, the Sheriff’s Department, family and friends and the town of Wauneta for the help and outpouring of concern and support after the vicious attack on our donkey, Scooter. Whil...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: State lawmakers push to delay Keystone pipeline decision until 2012

    Maybe the U.S. Department of State will see it as something of a state’s rights issue and give the Nebraska Legislature a break when it comes to giving the go-ahead on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Maybe not. A new, independent study by ...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Letting go of the strain

    There is a phenomenon that happens when we’re trying to find something. We’re usually in a hurry. Sometimes about to rush out of the house before we’re late. In that struggle is when it happens. Like a sneeze, an uneasiness hits us and we realize ...
  • Foreign Investors must report holdings

    Foreign investors with an interest in U.S. agricultural lands are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the Secretary of Agriculture, according to the head of the Chase County Farm Service Agency. “Any foreign person who acquires or...
  • ‘Christmas in July’ coming Sunday at county museum

    Plan to spend a “cool” afternoon at the museum viewing some of the 150 nativity sets in Janet Sheaffer’s collection. Sheaffer had one nativity set when she was in grade school, and started collecting when she started teaching. She has received many...
  • K-State Veterinarian says hot weather, dogs and outdoor activities may not mix

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator Hot weather is here, and that means both dogs and their owners can enjoy more outdoor activities. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says hot weather can be dangerous for dogs. Even on moderately warm days, d...
  • UNL Water Saving Field Day; August 1, Imperial

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator The program will start at 5 p.m. MDT August 1 with a meal. The field is located on the northeast side of the intersection of Road 736 and Avenue 334. To get to the field from Imperial head 1 mile east of intersection...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 15, 16 and 17

      'Green Lantern' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG 114 Minutes ...
  • They’re baaaaaack!

    This pair of goats, which belongs to Larry Peterson, of Imperial, felt like playing instead of munching grass on Tuesday afternoon. Peterson’s goats are being used this summer by the Village of Wauneta to help graze off the river ditches of the Fren...