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THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Girls Scout cookies; Goodwill donations; Honor Choir; Worries for wheat growers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 January 2012 23:58

WP vocalists taking part in UNK Honor Choir

Five Wauneta-Palisade High School music students have been named to the University of Nebraska-Kearney Honor Choir. On Jan. 23 Tayler Nordhausen, Will Werner, William Bartlett, John Christner, and Donald Hunt will join with other music students from across the state in participating in the UNK event.

Nordhausen was also named to the Doane College and Chadron State College Honor Choirs. Joining at her CSC for the High Plains Band and Choir Festival at the end of January are Sydnee Harchelroad and Christi Christner, who were named to the Women’s Choir; and Cassidy Rathe and Leiauna Alberts who were named to the Festival Band.


Girls Scout cookies available on Friday

Imperial Girl Scout Troop No. 580 will have Girl Scout cookies available for purchase in Wauneta this Friday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. MT at Harchelroad Motors. There will be a selection of cookies available to purchase that day or cookies may be ordered.


Warm, dry weather raises worry for wheat

Some Nebraska wheat farmers have been worrying about the warm, dry winter — with good reason.

Crop specialist Bob Klein reports that planting conditions were perfect in the fall for dry land winter wheat.

But Klein says dry soil warms up easier than wet soil and that January plant growth could hurt the harvest in July. Plus, the likely ground freeze and thawing can be hard on wheat plants.

Klein says area wheat fields could use “a good blanket of wet snow. That would be the ideal situation.” — AP


Late start at WP Schools planned this Monday

There will be a two hour late start at Wauneta-Palisade Schools on Monday, Jan. 16, to allow staff time for professional development.


Courthouse closed Monday for MLK Day

The Chase County Courthouse in Imperial will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as will other governmental offices including the U.S. Postal Service.


Goodwill donation drive in Imperial

Goodwill Industries will hold a donation drive in Imperial Jan. 20-25. The donation trailer will be parked at the Imperial United Methodist Church parking lot. Donations of clothing and household items in good condition can be placed inside the trailer between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Because space is limited no furniture or large appliances will be accepted.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 January 2012 00:00