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  • Nebraska Farm Service Agency announces Extended Prevented Planting Reporting Date

    Due to flood and excessive moisture throughout the state, Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the deadline for reporting prevented planting to coincide with the final crop reporting deadline of July 15th for the 2011 crop year. “Typically, ...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Planting flowers . . .

    By Nola Straub Flowers to plant make me happy… it always adds spark to the yard to have the pops of colorful plants. It is easier to have the wind shelter of town to protect the plants. It is however helpful to have different heights of containers to h...
  • Local News Briefs

    Susie’s Creative Stitches celebrating 10 years It’s hard to believe, but Susie’s Creative Stitches has been keeping southwest Nebraska outfitted with the best in customized apparel for 10 years now. The Wauneta business will host an open house Jun...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: June 10, 11 and 12

      'Rio' Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and George Lopez Rated G 99 Minutes Sponsored by BWTelcom ...
  • Diving headlong into summer

    The Wauneta swimming pool is open and according to the energetic clientele there the water is just right. It might not officially be summer yet, but the weather outside might make you think differently. With temperatures already approaching triple dig...
  • Wild, Loud & Proud: Palisade ready for Pioneer Days 2011

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Palisade Pioneers Days 2011 have arrived. The town’s weekend community celebration will be in full swing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12. The theme for this year’s Pioneer Days is “WILD, LOUD & PROU...
  • New tractor repair shop open for business outside Wauneta

    Brian O’Neil uses his 26 years of experience to tackle everything from engines to electrical jobs By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Handling a service call doesn’t make Brian O’Neil quite as nervous as it did when he first started repairing J...
  • Financial assistance remains available to Wauneta homeowners

    The Village of Wauneta has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation this past year to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program allows income-eligible homeowners a financial resource to complete health and safe...
  • Wednesday morning story hour at the Wauneta Public Library

    The summer reading program is off to a great start at the Wauneta Public Library, with the first Wednesday morning session held last week. Above, Lindsay Acton points to an area on the map where the story read by her mother Cindy Acton, at left, takes p...
  • 2011 Wau-Pal girls softball teams take field

    Members of this year’s Wauneta-Palisade B Softball Team include, standing from left, Assistant Coach Dawnta Harchelroad, Emma Skelton, Hannah Nordhausen, Brianna Einspahr, Sydnee Harchelroad, Brooklyn Nordhausen, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe and Head Coa...
  • WP trio attends basketball camp

    Three Wauneta-Palisade basketball players were participants in the Hastings College Blue Collar Basketball Camp, which took place from May 29-31. The camp, meant to improve basketball skills and raise dedication, is led by Hastings College Men’s Baske...
  • Sports Lineup

    Co-ed softball league action is underway Monday nights in Imperial and Wauneta Game times in Wauneta are 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. MT., and will run through the end of July (excluding July 4). This year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1-2. June 6 sc...
  • Chase County Hospital sponsoring ‘CHEWs It or Lose It’ Triathlon

    In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle with area residents, Chase County Community Hospital is sponsoring an amateur triathlon titled “CHEWs It or Lose It.” The acronym CHEWS stands for Chase Healthcare Employee Wellness Program. While the CHEWS...
  • Scholarships, future plans of 2011 Seniors announced

    Members of the Class of 2011 were the recipients of many honors and scholarships. Following is a list of the seniors, honors and scholarships awarded and their future plans: Darien Nicole Adams—Board of Governors MPCC $1,000; MPCC $500; MPCC Interhigh...
  • WP’s Pruter wins National Fellowship Award

    Kathryn Pruter, a high school teacher at Wauneta-Palisade Schools, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, of Washington, D.C., in its 20th annual fellowship competition. A total of 57 fellowships ...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: The clinks and clanks of life

    My grandpa used to call me Blue Eyes. Riding with him in his Ford pickup was sometimes like trying to stay on a bronc. Especially when you’re three years old and the bumps in the country road are bigger than the size of your very shoes. He taught me ho...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Cleaning chores worth the effort

    We returned to the cabin after allowing the suggested time for the bug bomb effects to air out. Oh the joys you find after something’s been closed up for the winter. While Russ went through the checklist of getting the water turned on and headed down t...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: No praise for pair of senators from Gov. Heineman

    Understanding politics and policymaking often requires reading between the lines. Take Gov. Dave Heineman’s farewell to the 2011 Legislature. His Excellency generally congratulated lawmakers for successfully dealing with a revenue shortfall that once ...
  • SHOUT OUT: Annette, Dwight and Dave to the rescue!

    We want to make a shout out to Annette Long and Dwight Egle. We experienced car trouble and had to stop at Jim Long’s farm. Annette graciously invited us into her home, on a very hot day, while we waited for Dwight to pick us up. Dave Hamilton even pi...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 14, 2001 Galen and Susan Todd opened a new family business, “Susie’s Creative Stitches” a home based embroidery business, in May. A 15-needle Tajima computerized machine is the key piece of equipment. The business offer...