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  • Whooping cough cases jump up in central Nebraska

    Cases of whooping cough continue to pop up in the North Platte area. The West Central Health District says 21 cases have been confirmed in Lincoln County in the past five months. Health officials say those cases have shown up in kids who have not been vac...
  • Distance learning, telemedicine grants offered by USDA

    USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program to provide access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas. DLT grants increase the range of educational ...
  • Hospital puts new chemical analyzer to work

    Thanks to a grant received from the Ethel Abbott Foundation, Chase County Community Hospital was able to purchase a new chemical analyzer.  The new analyzer cost around $78,000, and the Abbott Foundation provided $75,000 towards its purchase.  Gwen Warn...
  • Christensen's trapping bill on floor Tuesday; 17 more bills in committee

    By Jan Goff The Grant Tribune-Sentinel   On the floor of the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday morning was Senator Mark Christensen’s bill eliminating restrictions on trapping wildlife in county road rights-of-way. The senator from Imperial said he was ...
  • Capitol View: Decoding gubernatorial double-speak

    By Ed Howard By way of keeping up with what’s going on around the country, as well as acknowledging that life isn’t too exciting around the homestead, I have perused the Internet and had a gander at the state of the state speeches offered by some of ...
  • Beef production seminars offered in west central Nebraska

    Five University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Beef Production Seminars in West Central Nebraska will present the latest research-based information on herd health and profitability, said Extension Educator, Randy Saner. These workshops will begin with ...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Speech team successes

    By Kelsie Skelton WP Journalism Class   Jan. 10 the Wauneta-Palisade Speech team went to their first speech meet in Imperial. The team’s events were poetry, serious prose, humorous prose, informative, entertainment, and duets.  While at the spee...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Quiz Bowl a big brainer

    By Brett Klima WP Journalism Class   On Jan. 7, the Wauneta-Palisade Quiz Bowl representatives traveled to Bartley to compete in the RPAC Quiz Bowl.  The team consisted of Will Anderjaska, Blair Dixon, Michele Stretch, Tori Adams, Katey McGraw, Je...
  • BRONCO BEAT: Wauneta-Palisade/Hitchcock County wrestling team racking up wins

    By Renae Gardner WP Journalism Class   The HC-WP Wrestlers received first place Jan. 9 at the DCS invite Wrestling Tournament with a top team score of 360.  Sophomore Marcos Ramirez at 112 received first place in his weight class at the meet, he h...
  • Sharing With Wauneta: Don't you just love the crockpot?

    By Nola Straub of WaunetaI have read several articles on adapting recipes to the slow cooker. Herbs and spices increase in slow cooking so use half the recommended amounts. If you use ground herbs and spices, add during last hour of cooking. Milk, cream...
  • Byrd Scholarships available for high school seniors

    The Nebraska Department of Education is accepting applications for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, a federally funded program that provides opportunities for Nebraska high school seniors with outstanding academic achievement. Nebraska seniors who...
  • Funds provide improved infant care at Chase County Community Hospital

    A grant along with matching funds from the Chase County Hospital Foundation enabled Chase County Community Hospital to recently improve infant care at the facility. A new CosyCot infant warmer and BiliTx (biliblanket) were put into use this past week in t...
  • Funds provide improved infant care at Chase County Community Hospital

    A grant along with matching funds from the Chase County Hospital Foundation enabled Chase County Community Hospital to recently improve infant care at the facility. A new CosyCot infant warmer and BiliTx (biliblanket) were put into use this past week in t...
  • Western Nebraska irked by World-Herald's end to statewide deliveries

    Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze It’s a morning ritual generations old — you reach for that morning cup of coffee after first heading to the porch to pick up the day’s Omaha World-Herald. Even when regular daily at-home delivery wasn’t available you c...
  • Western Nebraska irked by World-Herald's end to statewide deliveries

    Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   It’s a morning ritual generations old — you reach for that morning cup of coffee after first heading to the porch to pick up the day’s Omaha World-Herald. Even when regular daily at-home delivery wasn’t availabl...
  • Looking Back * February 5, 2009

    10 years ago this week Feb. 4, 1999 Michelle Harchelroad was named Nebraska’s Outstanding Young Woman at the state Women of Today convention held in Grand Island. The award is presented annually to women who excel in their support of their communities ...
  • Jump-ropers to hit the court at halftime on Feb. 10th

      WP elementary students will showcase their hopping skills at halftime of the boys varsity game against Chase County at home on Tuesday, Feb. 10. As part of Jump Rope for Heart, the students will be earning money for the American Heart Association. ...
  • Youth 3-on-3 basketball tourney planned at Atwood, Kan.

    A 3-on-3 youth basketball tourney is slated for Saturday, April 4, in Atwood, Kan. For more information or to enter a team, contact Rhonda Argabright after 6 p.m. at 785-626-3079....
  • Lady Broncos knocked to seventh rating

    The Omaha World-Herald dropped the Broncos to seventh in Class D-1 on their Web site Tuesday after their loss to Cambridge. The Broncos were bumped by 16-0 Sandhills/Thedford....
  • Bronco boys use break as opportunity to fine-tune their defense

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze Though the Bronco boys bowed out of RPAC earlier than their coach, Dave Kuhlen, would have liked — dropping a 74-51 contest to Dundy County-Stratton in the second round — they’ve been using their nine-day break to wo...