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Dressed as a gumball machine, Aubrie Ramirez gets candy handed out by Charlotte Rundback (left) and JoAnn Ward during the Halloween parade in downtown Palisade Oct. 31. Waiting their turn for goodies are Allison Brown and Emery Sutherland.

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Music teacher Sara Behrends puts Wauneta-Palisade fifth-graders through their paces on the ukuleles during the elementary school’s Fall Concert Nov. 5. Pre-K and kindergarten students did three songs with their teacher Kristy Vapenik, kindergarten and first grade did a small play about a baby beluga whale and grades two through four did a Disney musical.

Local News

In August, Chase County Attorney Arlan Wine received a letter from Wheeler County Attorney James McNally.

With the addition of a new doctor, Chase County Medical Clinic in Wauneta has been able to expand its hours to five days a week.

After months, if not years, of concerns over the county’s lack of insurance for families, Chase County Commissioners made changes to the county’s coverage.


Wauneta-Palisade’s young wrestling team saw its first action Friday at the Elwood Invite.

 Payton Yearous contributed to Wauneta-Palisade’s win over Wallace Thursday.

Both Wauneta-Palisade basketball teams opened the season with wins at Wallace Thursday night, then losing to Chase County at home Friday.

    The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team placed athletes on the first, second and honorable mention lists of the West Division RPAC team.

Ag & Business

Nebraska legislators had better have a relaxing holiday season, because they’ll have more than enough to do when they reconvene Jan. 9.

The holidays are here, and while many are decorating trees, planning family celebrations and buying the perfect presents, others are battling for their lives due to cancer.

State Sen. Dan Hughes was overwhelmed with the support he received during last week’s general election.


Haley Walker

Haley Walker, a sophomore at Wauneta-Palisade High School, was chosen for All-State Choir in Lincoln on Nov. 14-16. Walker was selected by audition as an Alto 2.

Wauneta’s Board of Trustees Tuesday made it a bit less convenient to park near the high school football field on game days.

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The Palisade Attendance Center held its Veterans Day program Monday. Above, Brittany Barnard (left) and LiLeigh Littrel speak during the fifth-grade skit.

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