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  • Hearing for new transfer rule set for May 5

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get to voice their opinions on a new transfer rule May 5.  The NRD will hold a hearing on the transfer rule during their regular meet...
  • Blackwood Creek watershed project nets $2 million in federal funds

     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that one of the 55 watershed projects nationwide receiving USDA stimulus funding is in southwest Nebraska, south of Hayes Center.  Vilsack said that $2 million dollars is committed to a Blackwood Creek waters...
  • Several key bills being debated in the Unicameral this week

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Unsure of the status of his priority bill, LB 681, state senator Mark Christensen touched base with constituents during his weekly teleconference to the district, outlining the upcoming week in the Unicameral. District ...
  • Capitol View: Abortion debate drama pales

    There was a time when the death penalty and abortion were thought of as hot-button issues. They shouldn’t be thought of that way these days. The death penalty fell into that category for just one year. It was in the 1980s, when lawmakers passed a meas...
  • UN-L for Families: Too much stuff

     Have you ever taken time and looked around your home?  Do you suffer from “too much ‘stuff’”?  Many times when we feel the time crunch, we tend to compensate in other ways. We buy ‘stuff’ that makes us feel better or buy ‘stuff’ for lo...
  • Platte River Recovery Program to restore habitat

    A program to restore habitat for threatened and endangered animals has begun its second year. The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program has gained management access to 3,000 acres toward its 10,000-acre goal, said Bruce Sackett, program land spec...
  • Byway Visitor Center to open soon

    The first of Nebraska’s nine Scenic Byways is opening its Interpretive Center on April 25, 2009, in Broken Bow, said Nancy Sedlacek, co-chair of the Byway Center Committee. The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway celebration will begin on April 24 at the i...
  • Chase County Youth compete in District 4-H Clover Challenge

    Local youth compete in head-to-head competition with 4-H’ers from all across the West Central Extension District!  Only this time, it’s over the computer!   The 2009 West Central District Clover Challenge was held on April 13 with 11 teams competi...
  • Thomas Nel, Rebecca Gentry

    Thomas Joha Nel of Pretoria, South Africa, and Rebecca Ann Gentry of Wauneta are announcing their engagement. While on a two-week stay in Africa, Thomas proposed to Rebecca on March 26 at the Kruger National Park in South Africa where they celebrated th...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Spring is party time

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta  Parties — Prom, Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation — come in the spring!   All Colors of Punch! A lavender punch was served at Mobile Maids Extension Club. It was the first time I had seen a true lavender color punch. P...
  • Looking Back * April 23, 2009

    10 years ago this week April 22, 1999 An organizational meeting was held for the new chapter of the Lions Club, forming in the Wauneta-Palisade area. Temporary officers include Linda Young, president; Patty Sava, secretary and Brenda Anderson, treasurer....
  • 'Sing me a story'

    Pat Boilesen provided some down-home tunes and entertainment for Wauneta-Palisade grade school students and the public, bringing her “Sing Me a Story: The Ballad of Yesterday and Today” to the Palisade Attendance Center. The event, sponsored by the Pa...
  • ‘Sing me a Story’

    Pat Boilesen provided some down-home tunes and entertainment for Wauneta-Palisade grade school students and the public, bringing her “Sing Me a Story: The Ballad of Yesterday and Today” to the Palisade Attendance Center. The event, sponsored by the Pa...
  • Born to Brawl

    Man with local ties to appear in televised mixed martial arts match By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze  ‘The Viking’ has made several trips to both Palisade and Wauneta, and generated a strong following locally for his brand of smashmouth brawling. Dan...
  • Born to Brawl

    Man with local ties to appear in televised mixed martial arts match By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   ‘The Viking’ has made several trips to both Palisade and Wauneta, and generated a strong following locally for his brand of smashmouth brawling. ...
  • Girls third, boys fifth at balmy Perkins County meet

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze One meet record fell at the E. Lee Todd Invite at Perkins County last week, and four Bronco athletes set personal bests at the meet.With weather cooperating for a good portion of the day, Wauneta-Palisade’s Blair Dixon s...
  • Girls third, boys fifth at balmy Perkins County meet

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   One meet record fell at the E. Lee Todd Invite at Perkins County last week, and four Bronco athletes set personal bests at the meet. With weather cooperating for a good portion of the day, Wauneta-Palisade’s Blair Dix...
  • Home meet hampered by rainy weather, lightning

    By Dave VrbasThe Wauneta Breeze By the time noon rolled around at the Wauneta-Palisade Bronco Golf Invite at Enders Lake Golf Course on Thursday, the golfers had finished lunch and were waiting in the clubhouse for a thunderstorm to pass.Keeping an eye o...
  • Home meet hampered by rainy weather, lightning

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   By the time noon rolled around at the Wauneta-Palisade Bronco Golf Invite at Enders Lake Golf Course on Thursday, the golfers had finished lunch and were waiting in the clubhouse for a thunderstorm to pass. Keeping an e...
  • Outdoorsman, broadcaster to be guest at SCORE in Imperial

    Calling all “game birds” and other animals, too.  Kent Boughton will return to S.C.O.R.E. 2009 and spend Wednesday, June 17, with fifth and sixth graders at Swinging Bridge Ranch just west of Champion. He will demonstrate numerous bird calls using ...