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  • Tyler Schnitzler captures All-State football honors as Kenesaw QB

    Tyler Schnitzler of Kenesaw garnered All-State football recognition from the Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. The 5-10, 170 pound junior at Kenesaw Public Schools was selected as quarterback and co-captain for the D1-eight man first team on bo...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Dec. 27, 2001 Chase County property valuation increased $14.4 million over the previous year. The increase, according to County Assessor Dotty Bartels, was adding school lands to the tax rolls. This is a first time occurrence with...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Hustle and bustle of the season . . .

    By Nola Straub Hustle and bustle . . . This is the time of year that we often think of others, receive letters, cards or see family and friends at holiday parties and gatherings. Arlene Bischoff had company recently and tried this recipe and everyone th...
  • Chase County 4-H Beef Weigh-In set

    The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market. All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers in a 4-H sh...
  • Santa’s visit brings big smiles

    St. Nick’s annual pre-Christmas stop in Wauneta proved to be a big hit once again, bringing smiles to youngsters of all ages. Above, Camden DeWester, left, beams as little sister Maggie Louise lets Santa know that she has been a very good girl this ...
  • Wauneta’s Santa Saturday drawing winners

      The holidays will be brighter for more than two dozen winners of Wauneta Chamber Santa Saturday prizes. Katie Wiegel, below with Santa (Tom Weigel) and his elves (Ryan and Rags), was the winner of the 32-inch LG LCD TV donated by BWTelcom, as well...
  • K-12 Christmas Concert a smashing success in Palisade

    Elementary students raise their hands, following the choreography of instructor Sara Behrends during the Wauneta-Palisade Christmas Concert held last week in Palisade.   High school choir students look on as their music instructor Aaron Berhends sp...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Dec. 20, 2001 Tommy’s Sports Club, under new owners Tom and Katie Weigel, opened this week after an extensive renovation. For the present they will be open on a limited schedule until after the first of the year with a limited m...
  • Bill Sandman receives excellance award

    Bill Sandman of Utica was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Manufacturing Excellence Award for sustained levels of outstanding performance he has demonstrated. This award is focused on key individuals in the Monsanto organization who routinely go abo...
  • It’s about Time

    By Nancy Frecks Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension SW 4   In three short weeks families will be ringing in the New Year! We may be thinking out loud, where did the year go? This is already the last month of 2011 and our famil...
  • Christmas program at Southwest Nebraska Holiness Church

    A Christmas program will be held at the Southwest Nebraska Holiness Church Sunday evening, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT. The theme of the program is “Jesus - the Light of the World.” The public is invited to attend....
  • December blood drive held

    The American Red Cross hosted a blood drive in Wauneta Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the American Legion Hall. Donors included: Jacquline Kennedy, Janet Zukowski, Frances Lewis, Bob Kitt, Rick Einspahr, Printha Fox, Cynthia Einspahr, Kevin Kerchal, Leanne Hunt, Vi...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Sharing happiness . . .

    By Nola Straub Share happiness increasingly — because happiness never decreases by being shared with others. This is the season to share with others. The stores are hustling and bustling with holiday cards, presents and ideas to brighten the holiday co...
  • SHOWING AT THE CHATEAU THEATRE: Dec. 9, 10, 11 - Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas Showing Dec. 9-10-11 at Wauneta's Chateau Theatre   Show Time: 7 p.m. MT nightly - Saturday special free matinee at 1 p.m. MT sponsored by the Wauneta Women of Today Admission: $5 per person plus $1 for 3D glasses...
  • Santa Saturday events set for this Saturday

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s annual Santa Saturday is almost here! During the course of the day’s events this coming Saturday, two lucky attendees will take home either a 32-inch LG television set or a Dell laptop computer, both com...
  • Informational community meeting on Heritage acquisition in the works

    A community informational meeting is being planned by the Wauneta Village Board to update community members on the status of efforts underway to acquire Heritage of Wauneta and continue its operation as a nursing home. A date for the meeting has not yet ...
  • Early December storm brings snow, plunging temperatures

    A weekend storm dumped up to a foot of snow on parts of Nebraska. The National Weather Service reports the heaviest snow totals were recorded in the south-central part of Nebraska, with 12 inches reported in Stockville, 9 inches in Cambridge and 8 inche...
  • Management transition underway at Wauneta Co-op Oil

    Longtime manager and 40-year employee Peco Anderson, at left, is helping Monty Mays, right, learn the ropes at Wauneta Co-op Oil as the company transitions to a new manager. Joyce Bley, center, has worked alongside Anderson as co-manager since 2002.  ...
  • Nirene Kitt celebrates 90th during family Thanksgiving in Wauneta

    Bruce and Nirene Kitt in 1999, above, and as a young couple in the 1940s, below.   Phyllis Nirene (Troxel) Kitt met with family and friends for Thanksgiving, also her 90th birthday, during the Kitt family reunion in Wauneta. Born in Elsie Nov. 24,...
  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Vacation issue deadline; Giving Tree; Craft Fair;

    Craft fair planned in Wauneta Saturday Local crafters and home-based businesses are planning a craft fair in Wauneta just in time for Christmas. The event will be held at the Wauneta American Legion Hall on Dec. 10 — the same day as Wauneta’s Santa ...