Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

For the second year in a row Greg Gaston battled the elements, as well as his opponents, at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships on his way to back-to-back Class D high jump championships. Gaston battled rain both years during his run to the title. 

Gaston was one of six Wauneta-Palisade athletes who took part in seven events at the state meet Friday and Saturday in Omaha. See page 6 for more state track coverage.

Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publications

 

Two lifetime hunt/fish licenses were awarded at the IKEs Kids Fishing Day last weekend. Here, IKEs member Tom Elder, right, poses with winners Cole Hamilton and Dominic Harris. Participants between the ages of eight and 13 were eligible to win prizes at the annual event.  

Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publication

Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department Secretary Matt Borchers presented Steve Noble, left, with a plaque commemorating his many years of service on the fire department. Noble retired from the fire department in January after 33 years of service. 

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

 

Despite a rough and tumble race, the boys’ 3,200 meter relay team of Ben Anderjaska, Joel Maris, Brody Nordhausen and Cash Yearous ran its second best time of the season. Yearous ran his second best time of the season in the 1,600 meter run.

Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

 

Letterwinners for Wauneta-Palisade male athletes are (front row, left to right) Dalton Harchelroad, Austen Rozelle, George Lee, Ty Duvel, Gunner Goings, Ben Anderjaska, (middle row, left to right) Colton Barrett, Joel Maris, Caid Duvel, Duncan Rector, Lake Reikofski, Willis Christner, (back row, left to right) Matthew Knotts, Tucker Boos, Brody Nordhausen, Cash Yearous, Greg Gaston and Dennis Cavanaugh.

Local News

The annual Wauneta/Wauneta-Palisade High School Alumni Banquet is set for this Saturday, May 27.

Each Memorial Day offers a chance to remember lost loved ones and to honor those who have served our country in the armed forces.

Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publication

Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department Secretary Matt Borchers presented Steve Noble, left, with a plaque commemorating his many years of service on the fire department. Noble retired from the fire department in January after 33 years of service. 

Sports

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

For the second year in a row Greg Gaston battled the elements, as well as his opponents, at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships on his way to back-to-back Class D high jump championships. Gaston battled rain both years during his run to the title. 

Gaston was one of six Wauneta-Palisade athletes who took part in seven events at the state meet Friday and Saturday in Omaha. See page 6 for more state track coverage.

Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publications

 

Two lifetime hunt/fish licenses were awarded at the IKEs Kids Fishing Day last weekend. Here, IKEs member Tom Elder, right, poses with winners Cole Hamilton and Dominic Harris. Participants between the ages of eight and 13 were eligible to win prizes at the annual event.  

The Southwest Nebraska Chapter Izaak Walton League (IKEs) group saw good attendance Saturday, May 20 for the annual Ron Berry Memorial Kids Fishing Day despite the cold and rainy weather

If the trend continues, numbers will be up again this Saturday for the fourth annual Joggin’ for Frogmen in Imperial.

Ag & Business

Andy Keep of Imperial is all about conservation and why wouldn’t he be—he’s the district conservationist with the Natural Resources Convervation Service (NRCS).

Last week capped the final adjustments to the state’s $8.9 billion budget package for the next two years.

Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications

UNL Professor Derrel Martin addressed the importance of managing the aquifer and finding a balance for the benefit of all users during his presentation at this year’s URNRD water conference.

Using allocations to manage groundwater use serves as a favorable method to protect the Ogallala aquifer.

School

The following students qualified for the Dean’s List during the 2017 Spring Term at Mid-Plains Community College.

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
 

Thirteen eighth graders will join the Wauneta-Palisade High School ranks next fall. Eighth graders participating in the eighth grade promotion held during academic awards night last Thursday included (front row, left to right) Sarah Christensen, Zoey Boos, Maycee Wheeler, Kendra Bley, Haley Walker, (middle row, left to right) Dairani Medina, Payton Yearous, Braxton McKinney, Anthony Sramek, (back row, left to right) Cory Barrett, Haylee Sandman, Destany Simpson and Isaiah Roe. Not pictured is Devin Carl.

Doane University awarded 462 degrees during its Spring Commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 14 in Cassel Open Air Theatre in Crete.

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