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  • G.A.D.G.E.T.’s Garage Sept. 17 at Palisade

    G.A.D.G.E.T.’s (God Always Doing Great Exciting Things) Garage, Trinity Lutheran of Palisade Saturday Bible School, will be gathering on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT. All children preschool to sixth grade are welcome to come and lea...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Football Days of Summer . . .

    By Nola Straub Football practice is over, games are underway and school is in swing. All of our Nebraska grand-boys are at school in Wauneta this year. The buses are on the roads again so give them a break and slow down when you see them. It is hot for p...
  • Annual Watermelon Feed Brings Out The Smiles

    Few things can bring a smile to a kid’s face like a sunshine-filled recess and watermelon. Wauneta-Palisade first grader Seth Mercer beams from ear to ear as he enjoys a slice of BWTelcom watermelon last week.     BWTelcom’s Randall Raile and...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Sept. 9, 10, 11

    ' The Smurfs ' in 3D     Showing this week at the Chateau Theatre, downtown Wauneta Sept. 9 - 10- 11 Showtime: 7 p.m. MT Rated PG   Running time: 103 minutes Admission: $5 all ages This week's movie is sponsored by: Myra Grimm, Beryl Kn...
  • Village contracts with business consultant in seeking to keep Heritage of Wauneta in operation

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   “Guardedly optimistic” is the term used by community volunteers working to ensure Heritage of Wauneta’s ongoing presence in Wauneta. Several community members have taken the lead in exploring means to keep the ...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Computer class; Historical Society Banquet; Health Fair; Bras for a Cause; Cancer Walk; Co-op Oil Annual Meeting

    Still time to join MCC computer class in Palisade A user- friendly computer class for beginners offered by McCook Community College is set for three Thursdays in September in Palisade. The classes will focus on the basic understanding of computers and c...
  • Community service, prayer encouraged as Nation pauses to reflect on September 11th attacks 10 years later

    Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. Special ceremonies and observances are planned throughout the across America on the day now set aside each year as Patriot Day in honor of those who...
  • Chase County Fair parade one of biggest in years

    Helena’s ‘crazy guys’ awarded parade Grand Prize     Out rolls the “mysterious stone” in the parade’s Grand Prize entry by Helena Chemical of Imperial and Benkelman. The entry depicted the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and...
  • Several new Nebraska laws go into effect

    The Associated Press   Three months after Nebraska legislators adjourned the 2011 session, much of their work took effect Aug. 28, from a ban on remote distribution of abortion-inducing drugs to restrictions on picketing at funerals. Unless otherwise...
  • Broncos fall to Cheylin in season opener

    Keagan Haarberg gets a hand on Cheylin’s Ethan Young, slowing him down the 220-pounder enough for Weylin Davis, at right, to finish off the tackle as Donald Hunt, No. 42, moves in to assist. Despite a fierce defensive effort, the badly outnumbered and...
  • Wau-Pal varsity volleyball team set to open season at home

    By Carl Williams The Wauneta Breeze   With the hardwoods ready and time to break out the knee pads, Bronco volleyball is here with Coach Michelle Harchelroad starting her fifth season with new assistant coach Janessa Wood. Opening last year with St. ...
  • WP jayvee volleyballers sweep Cheylin

      Tailor Lee, No. 8, drills a kill against Cheylin as team mates, from left, Cassidy Rathe, Emma Skelton, Sydnee Harchelroad and Abbie Fanning stand ready to pick up a block in jayvee, season opening, volleyball action. The Broncs swept the Cougars ...
  • WP SPORTS LINE-UP

    Thursday, Sept. 8 High School VOLLEYBALL Bronco netters will host St. Francis in Wauneta in the season opener for the Bronco varsity beginning at 4 p.m. MT/5 p.m. CT.   Friday, Sept. 9 High School FOOTBALL WP gridders will host Potter-Dix in Wa...
  • SPORTS SHORTS

    Cody Fanning led the Doane Tiger football team in tackles with eight in their season opening win, 31-14, over Briar Cliff University on Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa. Fanning, a Wauneta-Palisade graduate and Bronco football standout, was credite...
  • Annual Watermelon Feed Brings Out The Smiles

      BWTelcom’s Randall Raile and Gary McKain, at right, cut into juicy watermelons at the Wauneta Attendance Center as youngsters wait with anticipation. BWTelcom’s watermelon feed is an annual event at both Wauneta and Palisade as well as at the Du...
  • Heritage of Wauneta is still going strong, offering top-quality care

    Vetter Health Services announced in July of this year that they will be closing the Wauneta nursing home on June 30, 2012. They will continue “business as usual” until June 30, 2012, as long as we have sufficient staff to care for our residents, and ...
  • Working to get rural America back to work

    By President Barack Obama   Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to get out of Washington, DC and travel to small towns and farm towns in the heartland of the country. I sat down with small business owners, farmers and ranchers in Iowa; I had lun...
  • Nebraska Legislature has authority to dictate route of tar sands pipeline

    Capitol View By Ed Howard   Gov. Dave Heineman decided to flat out oppose the route proposed for the TransCanada XL Pipeline. Some people wondered: “What’s that about?” Others said: “It’s about time!” Heineman said what other critics ha...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 6, 2001 With $2,400 needed a Labor Day fundraiser for the Palisade Veterans’ Memorial brought in more than $3,000 to match an anonymous donation of $5,000 whose donor remained anonymous until the money was raised. Richard ...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 13, 2001 Several people with ties to Wauneta and Chase County including Jade Shopp, Kirk Yost, Clinton Barger and Sandra Maddux Conklin witnessed and/or were affected by the New York and Washington D.C. disasters on Tuesday,...