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  • Tick populations high in western Nebraska

    By Robert Tigner SW 4 Extension Educator Tick populations have been high in western Nebraska. It is important to identify ticks if one is found embedded in the skin and to correctly remove ticks to reduce the risk of disease transfer. Controlling tick-...
  • In response to demand, Nebraska farmersincreased corn acres to 10 million

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture said recently that Nebraska farmers planted 10 million acres of corn this year. That’s a 500,000-acre increase from USDA’s March estimate and 850,000 acres more than what was planted last year. “Nebraska farmers c...
  • SW 4 Upcoming Events

    July 8—Hayes Center Hayes County Pre-Fair Entries Due UN-L Extension Office in Hayes County. July 10—Hayes/Hitchcock Trap Contest. July 11—Trenton SW 4 Day Camp. July 14—Benkelman Dundy Clothing Day Community Building. July 14—Trenton Hitchc...
  • Moms and daughters, focus of Saturday, July 23 CWC meeting

    “Moms & Daughters Day Out” will be the focus for the Christian Women’s Club meeting for July. The meeting will be held Saturday, July 23, at the Wallace Community Hall in Wallace. Tickets are $5.00 at the door and include all of the entertainmen...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: July 1, 2 and 3

      'Kung Fu Panda 2' Featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen Rated PG 90 Minutes Movie sponsored by Wauneta Crossroads...
  • Wide-open view to downtown Wauneta

    A perch on the top floor of Wauneta’s Municipal Building last week offered a wide-open view of downtown Wauneta, unencumbered by glass with fresh air pouring in freely. The experience was short lived, however, as the crew from Einspahr Construction ...
  • Local News Briefs

    Breeze office closed Monday for 4th of July The Wauneta Breeze will join with other businesses in closing Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The office will resume regular hours Tuesday, July 5. Due to Monday’s closing the deadline f...
  • Harvest Fest kicks off year-long celebration of Wauneta’s125th

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Chamber and The Wauneta Breeze are teaming up for a yearlong celebration of Wauneta’s quasquicentennial — or more simply put, Wauneta’s 125th birthday. Wauneta’s recorded history dates back to th...
  • Celebration of ‘Heritage’ at heart of Harvest Fest

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze Plans for this year’s Wauneta Harvest Festival are beginning to come into focus. Employees, residents and other members of the Heritage of Wauneta retirement community will be honored as grand marshals at this yea...
  • Mutual Aid opens door for departments to assist each other

    In 1910 Wauneta’s first volunteer fire-fighting brigade organized, making 1910-11 the department’s 100th anniversary year. To mark the occasion, The Wauneta Breeze will offer a glimpse back in time made possible through old issues of the newspaper. T...
  • Ariel Fanning to join Hair Chateau staff

    Recent McCook Beauty Academy graduate Ariel Fanning will be the next new hair stylist at Hair Chateau in Wauneta, joining longtime owner Cindy Nichols. Nichols, who has run the Chateau as a one-woman operation for three years, said she is excited for Fa...
  • Final numbers tallied on NRD’s irrigation retirement program

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   A total of 15 tracts in Chase and Dundy County, representing 1,109.5 acres, are enrolled in the irrigation retirement plan offered in the Upper Republican ¡atural Resources District (URNRD). Four of the 15 ...
  • The Wauneta Swimming Pool: Summer’s cooling off spot for local kids for the past 50 years

    Over 200 local youngsters posed for the photo above leading up to Wauneta’s October 1958 vote to approve a bond issue for the construction of a swimming pool in Wauneta. Above, children in the front row hold signs reading “234 REASONS WHY WAUNETA NE...
  • Ann Knickerbocker’s 90 year journey of learning

    By Taylor Lutz The wauneta breeze   “But you know when you look back on it — it seems simple compared to now,” Ann Knickerbocker reflects upon life following her 90th birthday. “We played all summer, were barefoot, picnicked, ran around — it...
  • WP baseball team plays for league title tomorrow

    The Wauneta-Palisasde 4th/5th/6th grade baseball team has been on quite a roll this summer. Having only lost one game this season, the boys go after a tournament championship tomorrow (Friday) evening in Atwood, Kan., at 8 p.m. MT/9 p.m. CT. The Broncos...
  • SIDELINE REPORT: Goodbye Big 12, hello Big Ten

    Huskers’ conference switch made official tomorrow By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   A 104-year-long affiliation that included 43 conference championships and countless classic match-ups with rivals like Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri ends tomorr...
  • 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 27 s...
  • Fair’s photo contest sees some changes this year

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   One of the popular events at the Chase County Fair each year is the open photo contest. Plans are to have the contest again this year, with sponsorships from four local businesses, but it comes with a few chan...
  • Extension agent offers tips for taking care of hail-damaged trees

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   When ping-pong sized hail pounded Chase County June 19, a lot of leaves littered the streets and road. Crews spent several days sweeping up the resulting mush. Then it was time to take a good look into those t...
  • TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Explore contentment, but beware the barbed wire

    I can taste warmth. On my tongue and in my chest. Like 100 percent whole wheat bread right out of the toaster and freshly buttered — the 62 seconds you have until it evaporates, heat releasing from its grains. The sip of coffee sliding down your esophag...