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  • Haarberg, Pollmann capture second place finishes at RPAC

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It was a battle of the undefeateds in the 189 pound weight bracket at the Republican Plains Activities Conference Meet in Cambridge on Friday. Wauneta-Palisade’s own Keagan Haarberg entered the championship match w...
  • Sports Lineup

    WP Junior high basketball teams took on Hitchcock County last Friday With the junior Broncos losing three of the four games. Boys A team lost 52-25, while the Boys B team lost a nail-biter 26-25. The girls A team picked up a ‘W’ by winning 36-14. Gi...
  • Interest high in Christensen’s LB 516

    With governing board approval, proposal would allow school staff to carry guns By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial has been interviewed by Fox News, a radio station in San Diego and even a Toronto, Canada,...
  • SHOOTIN' THE BREEZE: Finger pointing doesn’t solve water issues

    Recently, a farmer friend of mine unassumingly engaged in a conversation about the water issues facing the Republican River. What he didn’t realize was that he was talking to a board member from the Lower Republican Natural Resource District. As the co...
  • ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Lemon tree gets confiscated

    Jeff, my son-in-law, grew up with fresh garden produce. He enthusiastically got his kids involved in planting tomato plants in pots last summer. And out of the blue, he decided they should have a lemon tree, something to provide a fresh citrus smell to th...
  • CAPITOL VIEW: Giving teachers guns sets bad example for students

    Lawmakers are talking about whether teachers should be authorized to carry guns at school. What should the rest of us be talking about? What does it say about us when a teacher goes into a classroom, armed like an undercover cop going to a drug buy? Wh...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Feb. 1, 2001 Thirteen boxes with an estimated 650 pounds of books from the Wauneta and Palisade communities have been boxed and are awaiting safe traveling weather to be taken to the community of Oconto which lost its library in a...
  • Chemigation Training scheduled

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator Chemigation training will be held in two locations in the SW4 extension area and one in McCook. Pre-registration is recommended for meeting attendance to ensure enough materials for attendees. Feb. 16—1 p.m. Imperi...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: February nears with thoughts of Valentines . . .

    By Nola Straub Thoughts of Valentines bring thoughts of sweet decadent gifts. The snow is falling so we need to think of something sweet, bright and cheerful. After the cold and snow maybe Valentines will be a reason to think of cooking and celebrating. ...
  • College Notes

    Luke Wright Stacee Wright Luke Wright and Stacee Wright were among the students from the region who qualified for the fall 2010 academic honors lists at Chadron State College. A total of 578 students were named to the academic honors lists. The preside...
  • February NBDC office hours in McCook

    Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is pleased to announce that North Platte Center Director, Jason Tuller will be having office hours at the Keystone Business Center in McCook, NE. We are pleased to be working with the McCook Economic Developmen...
  • Elsie Becker honored on 99th birthday

    To celebrate Elsie Becker’s 99th birthday on Jan. 24, daughter Doris Craig of Fort Morgan, Colo., arrived on Thursday and Elsie’s other daughter, Evelyn Madison of Lebanon, Ore., and granddaughter, Karla, and husband Jim Williams and son Vaughan of Ti...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Jan. 21, 22 and 23

      'Yogi Bear' Featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris Rated PG Running time: 83 minutes This week’s movie is sponsored by Baxter Concrete Special matinee on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT...
  • Local News Briefs

    Farm accident kills Hayes Center man Authorities say a 27-year-old southwest Nebraska man has died in a farm accident. Hayes County Sheriff Tom Dow said that Jesse Korell died Sunday after getting caught in a piece of farm machinery. According to the A...
  • Area blessed with another year of abundant moisture in 2010

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Over the past 12 months, 2010 brought the fourth straight year of above-average precipitation to southwest Nebraska in stark contrast to the drought years seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Across the region moi...
  • Electric, water rate increases likely in February

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Residents of Wauneta will likely see municipal utility rate hikes approved in February, increasing the costs of electricity and water delivered by the Wauneta Utility Department. In discussions held in 2010, members ...
  • Sibley extended as Wauneta-Palisade superintendent

    Laurie Maris replaces Brenda Anderson as newest school board member By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade School Board members wasted little time in executive session last Wednesday as they discussed the future of the district’s supe...
  • Eddie Nichols to chair Chase County Hospital District

    Rand Levy of Champion appointed as newest member of district board By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Eddie Nichols of Wauneta will serve as chair of the Chase County Hospital District, which was officially formed Sept. 14, 2010. In the May ...
  • Upper Republican NRD targeted in Lower Republican’s latest plan

    By Russ Pankonin and Josh Sumner The Imperial Republican and the Wauneta Breeze   Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin...
  • Lady Broncos win at Perkins County

    Knock off Garden County, too By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Sometimes basketball games are a lot closer than a glance at the final score indicates. The Wauneta-Palisade (8-6) girls basketball team’s gritty 51-44 road win over Perkins County (...