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Several members of the Wauneta-Palisade Youth Wrestling Program visited Sunrise Heights of Wauneta last Saturday to hold a wrestling exhibition for the residents. The event came about as a brainchild of Justin Warembourg, whose mom works at the nursing home. Warembourg thought it would be nice to bring a wrestling demonstration to the residents since many may not be able to get out and watch their grandchildren wrestle. The young wrestlers had a total of eight scrimmage matches at the nursing home. Here, Tennielle Warembourg works to pin Trey McCrumb.

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The Wauneta-Palisade Elementary Quiz Bowl team placed fourth at the quiz bowl competition at Hitchcock County March 23.
    Team members are (front row, left to right) Peyton Vrbas, Cali Cox, Sonya Behrends, (back row, left to right) Peyton Cox, Jacksen Littrel, Kyle Jutten, Camden DeWester and GraCee Goings.

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Wauneta-Palisade seniors Taylor Hiett and Greg Gaston were crowned queen and king at WP’s prom last Saturday. The evening’s theme was “Gilded,” meaning covered in gold. Prom attendees participated in a promenade on South Tecumseh followed by dinner and a dance at the Wauneta Community Building. After-prom festivities were held at the Wauneta Attendance Center.

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Bob Walgren was recently awarded a Certificate of Continuous Membership to the American Legion Post #304. Walgren has been a member in good standing for 60 years.

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Once in a while there is a movie that simply “speaks to us” and where we are in our lives.

Palisade Fire and Rescue is planning a special Easter celebration for the young people of Palisade on Saturday, April 15.

An old tradition will see a renewal this weekend with the return of the Scouts’ pinewood derby. Wauneta Cub Scouts Pack No. 1 and Boy Scouts Troop No.


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Gunner Goings threw the shot 32’1.5” in his first high school track meet March 23 at Perkins County.

The Wauneta-Palisade track team got its feet wet Thursday, March 23 with a small meet against Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, South Platte and Perkins County in Grant.

Faith Simpson

Wauneta-Palisade basketball players Greg Gaston and Faith Simpson were named to the Class D2 second team.

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Letterwinners for the Wauneta-Palisade track team are (sitting) Alejandra Almanza, (first row, left to right) Willis Christner, Lake Reikofski, Reagan Skow, Dennis Cavanaugh, Greg Gaston, Faith Simpson, (second row, left to right) Joel Maris, Duncan Rector, Brody Nordhausen, (standing, left to right) Dalton Harchelroad and Cash Yearous. Not pictured are Evan Nordhausen, Dakota Ingold and Haylee Dike.

Twenty-four athletes have reported for this season’s Wauneta-Palisade track squad.

Ag & Business

The Upper Republican NRD is hosting its second annual water conference late this month, “H2Overview­—Local to National Water Matters” that will include Nebraska, national and regional water experts

Youths in Chase County interested in 4-H are invited to the “4-H 101” program planned by the Extension Service on Tuesday, March 14.

Do you think you know how to manage a farm best? Want to put that statement to the test?


Wauneta-Palisade students had an excellent showing at the recent Inter-high scholastic day competition at McCook Community College. WP came home with the first-place title for small schools.

Junior Emily Day finished fifth at last week’s State Speech Championships. Also performing at the event was the Oral Interpretation of Drama team.

Fernando Torres

Wauneta-Palisade Schools recently announced its junior/senior high Students of the Month.

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