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Friday, 06 January 2012 21:05

Music students named to honor choirs, bands

Wauneta-Palisade’s Tayler Nordhausen has been picked to sing in the Doane Honor Choir, which will be held at Doane College in Crete Jan. 8-9.

The WP junior was also among five WP musicians selected for the High Plains Band and Choir Festival at Chadron State College Jan. 30-31. Nordhausen was named to the Honor Choir; Sydnee Harchelroad and Christi Christner were named to the Women’s Choir; and Cassidy Rathe and Leiauna Alberts were named to the Festival Band.


Christmas Tree recycling to benefit fish habitat

That beautiful live Christmas tree, so lovingly decorated before Dec. 25 with homemade ornaments or those with special meaning, doesn’t need to become meaningless now.

The Izaac Walton League, Ike’s, of Chase County, would like your live Christmas tree for a new purpose.

Chairman Jerry Pajerski said the organization will collect the trees, weight them down and let them sink into Enders Reservoir once the ice melts.

The trees will provide aquatic habitat for smaller species of fish, Pajerskt said, such as blue gill and crappie.

“Their population is thinning out. The trees let the smaller fish hide from the predators,” he explained.

Pajerski said the trees will be sunk in Crappie Bay and in some deep water points, but he’s open to suggestions for other locations.

The weights used will be environmentally safe, he added.

Trees may be dropped off behind PJ Pajerski’s shop building at 641 North Highway 61 in Imperial. There is no deadline for dropping off the trees, but Pajerski would like to position the trees on the lake before the ice melts.

This is the first year Ike’s has sponsored the tree recycling, he said.


Late start at Wau-Pal coming up Jan. 16

There will be a late start at Wauneta-Palisade Schools on Monday, Jan. 16, with classes beginning two hours later than usual to allow faculty time for professional development.


County officials updated on leadership

Chase County Commissioners Jodi Thompson and Chuck Vette, along with Chase County Clerk Debbie Clark, attended a two and a half day conference for Nebraska county officials Dec. 14-16. The annual conference in Kearney, attended by about 800 county officials and employees, is part of a leadership development and continuing education series sponsored by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The conference updated attendees on recent changes in state law and provided training on responsibilities of their offices.


Business entities urged to stay in good standing

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale is advising Nebraska business entities of the necessity of taking the proper steps to protect the legal status of their business entities.

The issue of good standing goes to the timeliness of filing biennial business entity reports with the Secretary of State’s Office and paying associated fees. If a business entity fails to do so by the deadline, it will be dissolved by the operation of the law.

“Good standing is critical to the credit worthiness of a business, limited liability protections for business owners and the preservation of a business name,” Gale said.

Domestic and foreign business corporations file their reports in even-numbered years. Limited liability companies and nonprofit corporations file their reports in odd-numbered years.

The Secretary of State’s Office mails the required reports to the entity’s registered agent of record. Therefore, it is crucial that business entities keep the name and address of their registered agents current.

A business can check the status of its registered agent by going to and clicking the Corporate & Business Search link.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2012 21:07