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WVFD member Chuck Vette, left, speaks to Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Superintendent Randy Geier and Elementary Principal/Activity Director Joseph Frecks after the WVFD and Wauneta EMS were inadvertently called to the school during a planned fire drill.

 Photos by Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

On Monday, April 24, the Wauneta-Palisade third and fourth grade classes ventured down to Krotter Park in Palisade to plant a Catalpa tree in honor of Arbor Day. The tree was purchased by the Village of Palisade, to replace a memorial for Geraldine Smith that was damaged at the park. The tree-planting ceremony began with a lesson on the history of Arbor Day by Amy Seiler with the Nebraska Forest Service. Seiler told the students of the importance of caring for and planting trees for their generation.
 

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 The United Methodist Church, represented by Bob and Sharon Walgren, presented Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre with a $738.13 donation last Wednesday, April 19. The donation resulted from the annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner hosted by the church, which always donates the proceeds to an area organization. Top picture, representing the Chamber’s theatre committee were, from left, Michelle Harchelroad to the left of B. Walgren and S. Walgren, Ashley Einspahr and Mandi Kramer.

 

An estimated 40 people attended the farewell reception for Dr. Jonathan Richman late Friday afternoon at the Chase County Community Hospital. Here, Hospital CEO Steve Lewis, left, presents Dr. Richman a gift from the hospital. Dr. Richman’s final day at the hospital and clinic is this Friday. He served as a family practice physician here for the past 14 years.

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The Wauneta-Palisade band received an Excellent rating at the district music contest Friday, April 21 in Imperial. WP students earned four superior ratings.

Local News

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WVFD member Chuck Vette, left, speaks to Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Superintendent Randy Geier and Elementary Principal/Activity Director Joseph Frecks after the WVFD and Wauneta EMS were inadvertently called to the school during a planned fire drill.

The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department and Wauneta EMS confirmed their exemplary response time Tuesday afternoon when a planned fire drill was accidentally sent out as the real thing.

A few weeks ago residents in Palisade began noticing things missing from cars and the like.

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 The United Methodist Church, represented by Bob and Sharon Walgren, presented Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre with a $738.13 donation last Wednesday, April 19. The donation resulted from the annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner hosted by the church, which always donates the proceeds to an area organization. Top picture, representing the Chamber’s theatre committee were, from left, Michelle Harchelroad to the left of B. Walgren and S. Walgren, Ashley Einspahr and Mandi Kramer.

 

Sports

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

Brody Nordhausen placed fifth in 200 meter dash, plus ran in all three Wauneta-Palisade relays.

The Wauneta-Palisade track teams’ took advantage of the nice weather last Thursday while at the Hitchcock County Invite.
    Both team finished third.

Greg Gaston

Wauneta-Palisade senior Greg Gaston has been selected to take part in the upcoming Cambridge School Organizations’ annual basketball game.

Six Wauneta-Palisade students have been named to the Nebraska School Activities Association and Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Academic All-State list.

Ag & Business

Yucca is a native perennial plant throughout much of southwest Nebraska. Yucca density can be as high as 2000 plants per acre.

While Nebraska faces water issues in the Republican and Platte River Basins, they look minor compared to issues in California.

Refinancing of the original bonds sold to finance the land purchase and development for the Lincoln County augmentation project will save more than $13 million over the next 21 years.

School

 Photos by Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

On Monday, April 24, the Wauneta-Palisade third and fourth grade classes ventured down to Krotter Park in Palisade to plant a Catalpa tree in honor of Arbor Day. The tree was purchased by the Village of Palisade, to replace a memorial for Geraldine Smith that was damaged at the park. The tree-planting ceremony began with a lesson on the history of Arbor Day by Amy Seiler with the Nebraska Forest Service. Seiler told the students of the importance of caring for and planting trees for their generation.
 

Christi Christner | Johnson Publications

The Wauneta-Palisade band received an Excellent rating at the district music contest Friday, April 21 in Imperial. WP students earned four superior ratings.

Four superior ratings and five excellent rating were awarded to Wauneta-Palisade band and music students Friday at the district music competition in Imperial.

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Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools representatives were presented with a Closing the Achievement Gap award in science at the 2017 Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Spring Conference March 23 in Kearney. Board member Allison Sandman, Superintendent Randy Geier and principal/activity director Joseph Frecks are pictured with the award.

Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools was recently awarded a Closing the Achievement Gap award in science at the 2017 Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) spring conference in Kearney on

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