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  • Sunset silhouette

    Clouds swirling over southwest Nebraska lately have made for beautiful sunsets over Wauneta. Hopefully the area will see some storm clouds this week. Chances are listed at 50 percent for Thursday and 30 percent for Friday and Saturday. After a wet start...
  • Sunset silhouette

    Clouds swirling over southwest Nebraska lately have made for beautiful sunsets over Wauneta. Hopefully the area will see some storm clouds this week. Chances are listed at 50 percent for Thursday and 30 percent for Friday and Saturday. After a wet sta...
  • Rollover accident south of town early Sunday morning

    Tanner Trisdale’s 1989 GMC Sierra single cab pickup rolled several times in an accident early Sunday morning. Trisdale was transported to the Chase County Community Hospital and later to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney for his injuries. (Courtesy P...
  • Wauneta native Kyle Kitt senior marketing planner for AGCO CORP

    Kyle Kitt, son of Tina and Keenan Kitt, is the senior marketing planner for the Hay Harvest Planning for AGCO CORP. (Courtesy Photo)   By Christi Christner The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta Palisade high school has seen many graduates come and ...
  • Winners named in Champa’s Harvest Fest digital photo contest

    Above, “Morning Glory” by  Jan Coone took first place for People’s Choice in the flowers category. Below, “Where Fishes Swim” by Sam Cahow took first place for People’s Choice in the general category during Champa Group’s digital photo co...
  • Feed My Starving Children event meets goal of food packaged

    Brothers John Johnston and Page Johnston fill meal packs, which feed starving children, both physically and spiritually, according to Feed My Starving Children organizers. (Jana Pribbeno | The Imperial Republican)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Repub...
  • Chase County Community Hospital foundation matches BW Telcom challenge grant

    In early June, Randy Raile, owner of BW Telcom in Benkelman, offered a challenge grant of $25,000 to the Chase County Hospital Foundation. If the Foundation could raise $25,000, BW Telcom would match with a $25,000 donation. Thanks to great community sup...
  • FFA brings the farm to Harvest Fest

    FFA members were busy throughout the weekend, hosting the Greased Pig Chase Friday evening, Duck Races Saturday afternoon and Barnyard Olympics that evening. Here, FFA member Reagan Skow and FFA sponsor Marilyn Houdek help Molly Yearous overcome her fe...
  • IKE’s Scramble draws 23 teams

    Matt Teply of Imperial and Justin Kulwicki and Kelly Basnett, both of McCook, teamed up to win the IKE’s 3-Person Scramble Saturday, July 26 held at the Enders Golf Course. The scramble, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska IKEs, drew a field of 23 teams...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 29, 2004 Wayne and Marie Smith were chosen as the grand marshals for Harvest Fest. Smith has been in the trucking business over 65 years and the couple will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary in October. Heavy rains ...
  • Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

    New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The Wa...
  • Fun blooms around Wauneta during Harvest Fest

    New to the Harvest Fest lineup was a Greased Pig Chase sponsored by the Wauneta-Palisade FFA. While some kids like Erika Rahn (pictured with pig) grabbed right on to the event, others, like LiLeigh Littrel, weren’t so sure. (Christi Christner | The ...
  • Village board discusses water plans, use of jake brakes

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Village board members continued discussion of how to bring Wauneta’s water into compliance for arsenic levels at last week’s board meeting, held Tuesday, July 15. David Blau from Miller and Associates a...
  • Getting his buzz on

    Spray planes have been busy lately across Southwest Nebraska. Ken Schilke of Steggs Aerial Spraying said the planes have been spraying for Western Bean Cutworm and also applying fungicide. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)...
  • Deputy joins sheriff’s department

    Jason Swartz, 35, looks forward to “helping people who need help” in Chase County. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Jason Swartz was hired July 1 by the Chase County Sheriff’s Department, bringing the st...
  • Subtle hint leads to organized drawers

    By Lori Pankonin   CRASH! Oh no! I knew the staples for that little stapler were in that drawer somewhere. Oops.  In my haste, I pulled the drawer out just a tad bit too far to check in the very very back. And that’s when the drawer tipped and the ...
  • Doetker finishes in top third at national high school rodeo finals

    Jordyn Doetker and her horse Tilly had their last ride together at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals last week in Rock Springs, Wyo. The pair finished in 34th place. (Breeze file photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Jordy...
  • PeeWee baseball season ends at Tri-Valley League Tournament

    After finishing the season with a win against Paxton and a loss against Sutherland, the Wauneta-Palisade PeeWee baseball team entered the Tri-Valley League Tournament last week as a number five seed. WP beat Ogallala Orange Sunday in Wallace and advanced...
  • College Notes

    Blair Dixon The University of Nebraska Medical Center announced its spring 2014 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, radiation science technology and clinical laboratory science programs. To qualify for the dean’s lis...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 22, 2004 Eunice Bodeman observed her 91st birthday Saturday, June 17. She was guest of honor Friday at the Senior Center and for two tables of canasta there later, hosted by Mary Ellen Fanning and Verna Anderson. Guests enjo...