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  • Occupation tax issue unlikely to be heard

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Much to the dismay of Sen. Mark Christensen, it looks unlikely that his efforts to make a change to the occupation tax in LB 701 will be heard in this year’s legislative session. But it’s not because Ch...
  • Last week’s storms bring more than 2 inches precip

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Spring thunderstorms moved into the region last week, leading the way for several days of cool damp weather as April gave way to May. Late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning thunderstorm warnings were issue...
  • H1N1 flu panic sends shock waves through markets

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s been a tumultuous 10 days in the livestock and grain markets, with a drop of several dollars per hundred weight in hog prices seen the past two weeks. That drop led to a  double-digit roller coaster ride in ...
  • Reconnecting with Nature

     By Nancy FrecksUNL Extension Agent  In most of our lives today, the time crunch and our consumerism cause us to have only limited time outdoors which limits our contact with the natural world around us.  Many adults spend the equivalent of 1 day a w...
  • New Monsanto facility to open soon near Gothenburg

    Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center manager, Chandler Mazour, hopes for a late spring or early summer learning center opening. Sited on 155 acres along Highway 47, about two miles south of Gothenburg, the center will provide visitors with both in...
  • Educators from Edgerton Explorit Center returning to science camp

    Nebraska’s hands-on science museum bears the name of one of Aurora’s famous native sons, Dr. Harold Edgerton, a scientist, educator and inventor.   “Doc” Edgerton is known internationally as the father of flash photography and developer of the...
  • Sherman named to Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice

    Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has named Vanessa (Ward) Sherman to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. Sherman, a 1999 Wauneta-Palisade graduate, was named to the coalition with 33 other members from across the state. Sherman, of Peru, Nebraska, currentl...
  • Tell a nurse thanks

    By Randy Vlasin, Executive Director of Chase County Hospital Foundation   Each May we honor the nursing profession with National Nurses Week. It begins on May 6 with National Nurses Day and ends on May 12, the birthday of famed nurse Florence Nightingal...
  • Dave Ja Vu: Another page from my ridiculous dictionary

    Another week of my ridiculous dictionary so you actually know what I’m talking about henceforth. cray-cray (crae•crae) The kindest possible way of telling someone they’re completely bat-guano insane. When you start talking about your Hannah Mon...
  • Capitol View: Juvenile offenders and life sentences

    A proposal to do away with sentences of life without parole for juveniles has been set aside for this year. The chairman of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, says he wants a panel of lawmakers to study the issue.     ...
  • Editorial: What's in a name?

    Whoever said “all publicity is good publicity” wasn’t a pork producer in the age of “swine” flu.  Pigs, pigs, pigs — photos and images of them are everywhere. On the covers of newspapers and across the screen of the 24/7 cable news shows. E...
  • USDA releases information about H1N1 influenza and its lack of presence among U.S. hogs

    Frequently asked questions about H1N1 virus:   Q: Do any swine have the virus that has infected humans? A: There is no evidence at this time that swine in the United States are infected with this virus strain. Q: Can I get this new strain of viru...
  • Sign up now underway for new ACRE program

    Mike Eaves, acting executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, has announced that producers can sign up for the Average Crop Revenue Election program. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill. “The Average Crop Revenue Election program is an ...
  • Quilt show opens museum’s 2009 season

    The Chase County Historical Society will open its 2009 season at the Chase County Museum with a quilt show this Sunday and continuing on Sunday, May 17.  Members of the Quilt Guild will host the show and have invited Barbara Holtzman of Holyoke, Colo. ...
  • Junior high track team takes on Chase County Invite

    The Wauneta-Palisade junior high track team was in action last week in Imperial, taking on six other teams at the Chase County Invite. The following are WP results from that meet. Chase County JH Invite 7th Grade Girls Team scores: 1. Dundy County-Stra...
  • Hayes Center boys, Southern Valley girls win RPAC

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Not letting Friday’s frigid weather slow them down, Bronco track and field athletes brought back with them a total of 24 medals from the RPAC Track Meet in Bertrand. With temps ranging from the bottom-40s to mid-5...
  • PHOTOS: What a day for a field day!

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  • PHOTOS: What a day for a field day!

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  • Sutherland track meet results

    The following are WP results from last Tuesday’s Sutherlad Invite track meet. Sutherland Invite Girls Results Team scores: 1. Sutherland 96; 2. Hershey 82.5; 3. Wauneta-Palisade (WP) 76; 4. Perkins County (PC) 68.5; 5. Maxwell 55; 6. Chase County 50; 7....
  • RPAC track meet results

     The following are WP results from last Friday’s RPAC track meet in Bertrand. RPAC Track Meet Girls Results Team scores: 1. Southern Valley 95.6; 2. Bertrand 86; 3. Cambridge 73.7; 4. Southwest (SW) 73.2; 5. Dundy County-Stratton (DCS) 63.5; 6. Wau...