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  • Fair ticket sales take a jump; fair activities kick off Sunday

    Jeanette Munger, who coordinates ticket sales for the fair shows with her husband Larry, was getting set up in the ticket office building on the fairgrounds this week. (Imperial Republican photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Ti...
  • Urgent need for blood donors; Wauneta and Palisade Blood Drives approach

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday. Donations through the Red Cross have dropped approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resul...
  • Livestock show entries point to changing interests

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze Comparing entry numbers from the 2013 Chase County Fair to this year shows 4-H and FFA participation interests have changed over the past year.  Overall, numbers remain relatively steady, but changes can b...
  • Pribbeno family living dream as well as dreaming of future

    With the Wine Glass brand behind them, Jeff and Connie Pribbeno look over some family history. Their roots are deep in Chase County, beginning in 1888. (Imperial Republican photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican “Living the Dream” ...
  • Fair parade looking to be big one

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   This year’s Chase County Fair Parade is shaping up to be a big one. When counting the 20 semis and 60 corvettes already planning on taking part (and more from other vehicle shows at the fair), along with...
  • Catch-A-Calf contest added to fair events

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Junior high and high school youths will get the chance to raise a calf and show it in next year’s fair beef show. All they have to do is  catch one of five calves in this year’s Catch-A-Calf event Tuesda...
  • Forget New Year’s resolutions, I’m trying a fall resolution

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The old adage “the lazy days of summer” is nostalgic in my mind, but at the same time I wonder if the saying applies to me. I had great plans for “lazy days” with my family this summer, but as the ...
  • ‘Color Me Courageous’ 5k Fun Run/Walk Coming to Imperial

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Nebraska TRUTH Campaign recently announced Imperial as the summer’s final stop for its “Color Me Courageous” 5k Fun Run/Walk fundraising tour. “We are very excited to bring Color Me Courageous to sou...
  • Special fly-over starts Poppe Johnson Memorial Tourney

    Twenty-four teams took to the Enders Lake Golf Course on Saturday for the Amanda Poppe Johnson Memorial Tournament. Prior to the 10 a.m. shotgun start, players in the four-person scramble gathered as Amanda’s dad, Craig Poppe, welcomed them to the to...
  • Chase County Fair Run returning to school site

    Save some money; early registration deadline is Friday   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   It was such a success moving the Chase County Fair Run to the school in Imperial last year, that organizers are excited to be returning there for...
  • Steve Lewis takes the helm at hospital

    Steve Lewis (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Looking at the Husker decorations in Steve Lewis’ office, it’s not hard to tell the new Chase County Community Hospital CEO considers himself a Husker fana...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week August 5, 2004 BWTelcom held a grand opening for their new building on Wauneta’s mainstreet. An open house was held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a free barbecued from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wauneta’s Harvest Fest offered lots of...
  • 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...