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  • New sign welcomes travelers

    The Village of Wauneta has a new sign to welcome travelers, thanks to an Eagle Scout from Kansas. Clay Christenson from Leawood, Kan., organized the new Wauneta sign as his Eagle Scout project. Christenson has ties to the area since his father owns prop...
  • BRAN 35 information bag sponsors lined up, donations still needed

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Five sponsors have stepped forward to help purchase the community information bags that will be given to BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) riders and staff this June. The 35th BRAN ride will kick off from...
  • Hughes’ priority bill stuck in Education Committee

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze When asked about the status of his priority bill during Tuesday’s teleconference, 44th District Senator Dan Hughes said the bill, LB323, remains stuck in the Education Committee. Hughes prioritized Sen. Al D...
  • New toilet facility completed at lake

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   A concrete outhouse has been completed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on the south side of Enders Reservoir at No Name Bay. At a cost of $25,000, the outhouse was built by Boom Concrete of South D...
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program continues to provide assistance for area residents

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Area residents have been receiving the assistance of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for decades. It may be a somewhat unknown service, but personnel from the program’s Kearney office say the ever...
  • How changes in Medicare could affect you

    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 South Dakota Newspaper Association and the Hoosier (I...
  • Input sought on livestock siting, expansion bill

    By Dan Hughes Nebraska State Senator - 44th District   One bill that I have heard on from constituents of the 44th District is LB106 the Livestock Siting and Expansion Act. I have included bullet points of the revised bill: • The Director of Agric...
  • Girls’ track team takes top spot at Sutherland Invite

    Sydnee Harchelroad comes out of the blocks at the start of the 200 meter dash Thursday at Sutherland. Athletes, such as Lesley Towery holding the blocks, spent much of the cold, windy meet bundled up until it was their time to compete. (Diane Stamm | Th...
  • Wauneta-Palisade students selected to Cornhusker Girls State

    Dharma Blake-Cole (left) and Cameo Rector (right) have been selected to attend this summer’s Cornhusker Girls State. Dakota Borchard (middle) was selected as alternate. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week April 7, 2005 Thirteen ladies of the Methodist Church met on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at the church last week completing 36 quilts to be sent to hospitals for newborn babies. Hugo Mohr observed his 90th birthday April. H...
  • Dundy County jail prisoner charged with felony escape, theft, burglary and criminal mischief

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   A Steele City, Neb., man has been charged with a string of felonies after allegedly escaping from the Dundy County jail in the early morning hours Monday. Prisoner Jonathan C. Speth, 18, allegedly stole item...
  • Dundy County jail prisoner charged with felony escape, theft, burglary and criminal mischief

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   A Steele City, Neb., man has been charged with a string of felonies after allegedly escaping from the Dundy County jail in the early morning hours Monday. Prisoner Jonathan C. Speth, 18, allegedly stole i...
  • Chase County population remained steady in 2014

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that population in Chase County remained steady last year. Each year, the Census Bureau releases population estimates from July to July of the previou...
  • Relationships key as Ed Fye builds on Doane traditions

    Doane Head Track Coach Ed Fye with sons Landon (left) and Zachary (right) and wife, Lisa. (Courtesy Photo | Ed Fye)   Editor’s Note: The following story is a continuation of a Bronco Trails story that began in last week’s Breeze. By Dian...
  • Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT

    Be sure to come out to the annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 4. This year’s hunt will begin at 1:30 p.m. MT/2:30 p.m. CT at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta. The event is hosted by Good Times Bar and sponsored by the Wauneta Chamber. Chamber b...
  • Senator Hughes seeking constituent input on two bills

    By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Senator Dan Hughes wants to hear from constituents on a couple of bills up for discussion in the Legislature. On Monday, senators voted to advance LR7CA to Select File. The resolution would again ask voters t...
  • Track season opens at chilly, windy Perkins County Invite

    Faith Simpson won the discus and both hurdle events at the season’s opening meet at Perkins County. (Grant Tribune Photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze As is typical for the first meet of the year, the Wauneta-Palisade track teams ...
  • Four to take part in All-State Band

    Chase Rathe, Brody Nordhausen, Kenna Blackman and Paul Behrends (l to r) will be taking part in the Class D All-State Band this weekend in Kearney. Rathe plays the baritone, Nordhausen percussion, Blackman flute, Paul Behrends bass. (Courtesy Phot...
  • WP Quiz Bowl team finishes season

    he Wauneta-Palisade Quiz Bowl team placed seventh at its district competition last week. Facing Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Maywood, Medicine Valley and Southwest, WP picked up wins over Hitchcock County and Ch...
  • Winter sports awards continue

    Wauenta-Palisade students Paul Behrends, Brody Nordhausen, Miranda Behrends, Ellie Lee and Willis Christner have received Academic All-State recognition for the winter sports season. P. Behrends was recognized in both basketball and speech. Nordhausen ...