Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze

The grand prize winners were both the great-grandchildren of Esther Lytle, above center. Braelyn Villarreal of Waverly won the grand prize in the younger children’s group and Paxton Slomp, who lives in Canada, won the grand prize in the older division

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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.

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Cadence Sandoval, Mandy Sandoval, Lilian Sandoval, Ella O’Neil, Tyler O’Neil and Bo O’Neil (not pictured), members of the Spring Creek 4-H Club, painted the dugout at the Wauneta ball park last August.

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The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ junior high track team won last week’s Hitchcock County Invite. Team members and coaches are (front row, left to right) coach Taylor Lutz , Olivia Behrends, Kendra Bley, Sarah Christensen, Haley Walker, Zoey Boos, Katlynn Parrish-Yell, (back row, left to right) coach Terra Higgins, Maycee Wheeler, Payton Yearous, Alexa Sandman, Destany Simpson, Haylee Sandman and coach Dave Kuhlen.

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Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze

The grand prize winners were both the great-grandchildren of Esther Lytle, above center. Braelyn Villarreal of Waverly won the grand prize in the younger children’s group and Paxton Slomp, who lives in Canada, won the grand prize in the older division

The Wauneta Chamber held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta.

The Wauneta Village Board has held executive sessions to discuss possible litigation at recent meetings.

The Palisade chicken ordinance, passed at the March 8 Palisade Village Board meeting, failed in it’s second reading last Wednesday, April 12.

Sports

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Cadence Sandoval, Mandy Sandoval, Lilian Sandoval, Ella O’Neil, Tyler O’Neil and Bo O’Neil (not pictured), members of the Spring Creek 4-H Club, painted the dugout at the Wauneta ball park last August.

Sign up for the Wauneta ball program this summer is underway. The program, which includes baseball, softball, t-ball and coach pitch ,is open to children ages five through 18.

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Greg Gaston placed first in the high jump with a leap of 6’0”.
 

Wauneta-Palisade track coaches were pleased following last week’s Medicine Valley Invite.

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The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ junior high track team won last week’s Hitchcock County Invite. Team members and coaches are (front row, left to right) coach Taylor Lutz , Olivia Behrends, Kendra Bley, Sarah Christensen, Haley Walker, Zoey Boos, Katlynn Parrish-Yell, (back row, left to right) coach Terra Higgins, Maycee Wheeler, Payton Yearous, Alexa Sandman, Destany Simpson, Haylee Sandman and coach Dave Kuhlen.

Ag & Business

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.

Human trafficking penalties, drug overdose immunity and voting rights for ex-felons were all topics of debate this week in the Nebraska Legislature, as senators advanced bills relating to each.

School

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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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Angel Hinojosa (left) and Greg Gaston were presented with their State Degrees April 7 at the Nebraska FFA State Convention.

After waiting a week for results to come in from the Nebraska FFA State Convention, the Wauneta-Palisade livestock judging team now knows it finished 18th.

The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board met for its regular meeting Monday night.

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