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  • THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS

    Area businesses will be closed for Labor Day The Wauneta Breeze will join other area businesses in closing Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Deadlines for submitting news and advertising items advances to noon Friday due to Monday’s plann...
  • New regulations coming on milk spills, dust and pond water? No, but rumors persist

    Policy Pennings By Daryll Ray   Have you heard that the Obama administration is considering treating spills from milk tankers in the same way that spills from gasoline tankers are treated? We have heard that as well, only it turns out that it is not ...
  • Show time for 4-Hers

    Months of hard work and preparation undertaken by 4-H youngsters were on full display last week during the Chase County Fair in Imperial. Above, Colby Hoskovec, 7, of rural Wauneta gets his official participant number pinned to his shirt by his mom, J...
  • Weather, crowds make for great fair

    Kaden Dorn, son of Chad and Trish Dorn of rural Wauneta, participating in the open class lamb show last Wednesday in Imperial.     By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Glowing reviews and compliments keep coming the fair board’s way aft...
  • The Week's Briefs

    MCC computer class to be held in Palisade A user- friendly computer class for beginners is set for three Thursdays in September in Palisade. The classes will focus on the basic understanding of computers and computer language in joining the technology o...
  • ‘Hunter Safety’ classes

    ‘Hunter Safety’ classes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 19 thru Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. CT on the McCook Community College campus in McMillen Hall, room 213 with Dee Traphagan as the instructor. Nebraska State Law requires anyone 11 yea...
  • Michele Stretch joinsUNMC research program

    Michele Stretch was among 30 undergraduate students from nine colleges and universities in Nebraska who joined the INBRE program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. These bright young men and women make up the new class of science novices who w...
  • Do your Trees have Mountain Pine Beetle?

    By Robert Tigner Extension Educator The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) is native to the forests of western North America. The forests of Colorado have been hard hit by this pest in the last few years. One report recently claimed that the beetle has gotten n...
  • West Nile Virus: Positive Mosquitoes reported in Southwest Nebraska

    One out of six tested pools of mosquitoes in Chase County has tested positive for West Nile virus according to the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. “West Nile virus spreads when mosquitoes get the virus from infected birds and pass it on to...
  • Parenting class starts in September

    Region II Human Services is accepting registrations for Common Sense Parenting class. The class will be held on Mondays, starting Sept. 19, and on the following: Sept 26, Oct. 10, 17 and 24 from 7-9 p.m. MT. The class will meet at the Chase County Courtho...
  • Stacee Wright recipient of Nebraska Cooperative Council scholarship

    The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation has awarded seven scholarships totaling $6,050 for the 2011/12 academic year to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, the Nebras...
  • Producers reminded of September 30 Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

    Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 30, 2011. The NAP pro...
  • Chateau Theatre to take another run at digital system debut

    By Tina Kitt They Wauneta Breeze   Digital projection expert Roger Bockert has had only two new systems experience equipment malfunctions out of the more than 150 he has installed. Unfortunately, Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre has the dubious honor of b...
  • Protests lead to lower valuations

    More than a third of Chase County property valuation protests come from Wauneta     By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Of the 34 property valuation protests heard by the county board of equalization this year, 13 came from Wauneta propert...
  • Amended WP budget approved to cover school lunch program increases

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   This year the cost of providing healthy and tasty meals to students at Wauneta-Palisade Schools has outpaced the $155,000 budgeted last fall, leaving school officials and board members no choice but to amend the 2010-...
  • This WEEK'S BRIEF: Hail storms; Sumner steps down; Goodwill donations; Palisade Farmers Market

    Storm sirens sound in Wauneta Tuesday night Following an afternoon of threatening storm clouds and warnings broadcast across the air waves Wauneta felt the brunt of a damaging storm front and series of thunderstorms that moved through the area Tuesday ni...
  • Sports Line-Up

    WP football and volleyball is just around the corner — even closer than originally planned. This week school officials announced the start of the Bronco FB and VB seasons had been bumped up to Thursday, Sept. 1. The Broncos will host Cheylin for thei...
  • Old Wauneta Welcome sign would prove of better use on north side of Highway 6

    As I drive to and from work there is a Welcome to Wauneta sign located on the south side of the highway that was built several years ago. My question is why can’t it be relocated to the north side of highway by the truck parking area, so that people pa...
  • Seeking individuals with available grass for cattle

    Most Nebraska land owners have experienced optimal precipitation this summer while devastation has been occurring in the drought stricken areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nebraska Cattlemen is developing a list of individuals with available grass for ...
  • How Smart Are You? Find out at Christian Women’s Club Aug. 20

    How smart are you? Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader? Do you know the answers to the questions on your favorite game show? Would you be a winner? The Christian Women’s Club will meet on Aug. 20 at 10:00 a.m. MDT at the E Free Church, 200 West 20t...