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Three WP spellers came home with awards for their efforts. Matthew Allen, left, took first place in the second grade division. Ayden Baker took second place in the first grade division and Erika Rahn, right, took third place in the third grade division.

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Heidi Wheeler and Mason Holmes are in new Imperial Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department office space at 501 Broadway in Imperial. An open house there is set for Wednesday, March 1. The office entrance faces south off West 5th Street.

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Tuesday was “redneck day” here, from front left, Colby Hoskovec, Shanel Barnard, Grant Walker, middle from left, Dan Schluckebier, Dakota Ingold, Seth Straub, Matthew Knotts, back from left, Haley Kirk and Jayden Ingold pose for a picture in their redneck gear.

Local News

The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees made strides on the water rehab project at last week’s regular February meeting. They approved funds to complete work on well no.

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Heidi Wheeler and Mason Holmes are in new Imperial Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department office space at 501 Broadway in Imperial. An open house there is set for Wednesday, March 1. The office entrance faces south off West 5th Street.

Moving to a larger office space with more exposure downtown is cause for celebration and an open house.

Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) is celebrating American Heart Month by partnering with the American Heart Association for the Little Hats, Big Hearts™ program.

Sports

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Michaela Dukes fights for a rebound in Wauneta-Palisade’s opening game of subdistricts against Eustis-Farnam.

    The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team’s season ended Thursday night with a loss to Wallace in the subdistrict finals at Cambridge.

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Brody Nordhausen battled in the paint for 10 points against Dundy County-Stratton.
 

The third time was not a charm for the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team against Dundy County-Stratton.

Hunting accidents reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2016 were the fewest recorded in a year since the state began keeping track in 1958.

Ag & Business

A new bill may change how agricultural land is valued for tax purposes in Nebraska.

Owners of Chase County land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program won a protest over the assessed valuations for 2015.

Private pesticide safety trainings have been set for Perkins, Chase and Dundy Counties. Trainings are intended for producers whose licenses are expiring or those who need an initial license.

School

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Three WP spellers came home with awards for their efforts. Matthew Allen, left, took first place in the second grade division. Ayden Baker took second place in the first grade division and Erika Rahn, right, took third place in the third grade division.

Wauneta-Palisade Elementary School students attended the Hitchcock/Hayes County Spelling Bee last Wednesday.

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

Tuesday was “redneck day” here, from front left, Colby Hoskovec, Shanel Barnard, Grant Walker, middle from left, Dan Schluckebier, Dakota Ingold, Seth Straub, Matthew Knotts, back from left, Haley Kirk and Jayden Ingold pose for a picture in their redneck gear.

This week marks a special time to celebrate agricultural education, FFA week.

    Eighth grader Payton Yearous and senior Brody Nordhausen have been named Wauneta-Palisade February Students of the Month for the junior/senior high.

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