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Thursday, 14 April 2011 16:17

Kindergarten Round-up tomorrow in Wauneta

Parents of children who are preparing to enter kindergarten are encouraged to come to the Wauneta Attendance Center tomorrow (Friday) for Kindergarten Round-up.

This open house type of event gives parents the chance to meet Kindergarten Teacher Keri Sutherland, in addition to giving them the information needed to get ready for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Round-up runs from 8:30 a.m. MT/9:30 a.m. CT to 11 a.m. MT/noon CT. Call Wauneta-Palisade Schools at 308-394-5427 with questions.

 

WVFD responds to fire south of Wauneta

Members of the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at approximately 4:21 p.m. MT last Sunday when fire began to spread on land owned by Bill Dicke about 12 miles south of Wauneta.

Firemen believe the fire started when lightning struck corn stalks on the property. The fire was extinguished after about one hour.

 

Wauneta’s Easter egg hunt set for April 23

With Easter little more than a week away it’s time for the Easter Bunny to start making his egg hiding rounds.

Wauneta’s community Easter celebration will be held Easter weekend, with the Wauneta Chamber-sponsored egg hunt slated for Saturday, April 23. The event will be held at Heritage of Wauneta beginning at 1:30 p.m. MT.

Wauneta Chamber members are reminded to have their plastic eggs with goodies tucked inside delivered to Walgren’s no later than noon on Saturday — and please, do not include any chocolate candies that will melt inside the eggs.

 

Palisade Farmers Market planned Saturday as cemetery fund-raiser

A farmers market and craft fair are planned for this Saturday, April 16, at the Smith Building in Palisade as a fund-raising event for the Palisade Cemetery.

A vast array of farmers market and craft fair items will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT. Lunch will be served with free will contributions accepted.

Community members have outlined a number of improvements they would like to see made at the Palisade Cemetery, including the installation of a new fence. Proceeds from this event will help make those improvements possible.

 

Charges against former Keith County Attorney’s wife dismissed

A judge has thrown out theft charges against the wife of former Keith County Attorney Blake Edwards but is still weighing whether the case against the former prosecutor should proceed.

Edwards and his wife, Shirley, were charged in January with stealing more than $11,000 while Blake Edwards held office and Shirley Edwards worked in the office.

Judge James Worden dismissed the charges against Shirley Edwards during a March 28 preliminary hearing, but he said he would rule later whether the case against Blake Edwards could proceed toward trial.

The charges relate to pre-trial diversion fees Blake Edwards managed between 2007 and 2009.

Edwards has said the payments he received were reimbursement for items he bought for the office. Edwards currently serves as the Dundy County Attorney — AP

 

Nebraska Democrats set date for 2012 caucas

The Nebraska Democratic Party will hold the state’s second presidential caucus on April 14, 2012.

Nebraska Democrats decided to hold caucuses for the first time in 2008 in hopes of having a say in the national race while drawing people into the political process.

Republicans chose to continue with the traditional May primary.

Until 2008’s close Democratic primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, presidential candidates had not typically campaigned in Nebraska. That changed with Nebraska’s move to a Democratic caucus. — AP