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Family reunion and genealogy work continues at the Bob Kitt home near Wauneta ahead of the Kitt 125th Celebration to be held during Wauneta’s annual Harvest Festival. Bob is joined by his cousins Maxine Smith of Wyoming, Cheryl Bryan of Imperial and Marla Smith of Imperial. The four are all grandchildren of Ray and Hilda Kitt.

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Yucca Run organizer Tony Cribelli, right, prepares to start the run/walk during last year’s Harvest Festival. The Saturday morning event is one of the most popular events during the annual Harvest Fest celebration. 

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This past week was busy for future Wauneta-Palisade Bronco athletes. The school offered a two-day camp for students wanting to learn volleyball and football fundamentals. The volleyball camp was open to all third through eighth graders. Head volleyball coach Terra Higgins, pictured left, focused on the proper hitting approach and techniques. Participants were divided into groups based on their age. Each group was assisted by several high school volleyball players. The football camp was open to all third through sixth graders. Joseph Frecks, co-head football coach pictured right, led participants in warm ups, stretches and taught general football basics. Each participant received a football for participating in the camp.

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Thursday night entertainment during Harvest Fest will feature a melodrama, “Showtime on the Showboat,” full of side-splitting humor. Cast members include, seated from left, Paul Behrends, Monte Nordhausen, Rick Einspahr, standing from left, RanDee Littrel, Dawn Doetker, Sara Behrends and Aaron Behrends. Cast members not pictured: Christi Christner, Sydnee Harchelroad, Aaron McKinney and Sandy O’Neil.

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Holyoke police officers performed first aid on shooting victim Garrett Stephenson outside at 640 S. Baxter Ave. until the ambulance arrived and he was transported to Melissa Memorial Hospital.

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The Harrison Family annual reunion was held July 15, 2017 at Lakeview Lodge by Stratton, Neb.

This will be my congratulations for the nursing that I live in. I can’t say “Sunrise” as its something else, now.

    A Fanning Reunion will be held August 6, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wauneta Community Building on the north end of mainstreet in Wauneta.


The team of Trent Harshbarger, Lonnie Krueger and Chris Krueger shot a 64 for the day to win the 3-Person Scramble, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Ikes.

With the July 14 event behind them, racers at Phillips County Raceway have made it through the mid season championships and are ramping up for the second half of the season.

Hunters of migratory birds are reminded of their requirement to register for the Harvest Information Program (HIP) beginning Aug. 1.

Ag & Business

Two natural resources districts (NRDs) where the Lincoln County augmentation project is located want to set pumping allocations for the project, commonly known as NCORPE.

Wauneta-Palisade student Reagan Skow recently participated in the All American Certified Angus Beef (CAB) Cook-Off in Des Moines, Iowa.

In case some Nebraskans aren’t yet aware, the Cornhusker State is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.


Mid-Plains Community College is down to its final two Registration Days of the summer. The first will be Aug. 1 in North Platte, and the second will be Aug. 3 in McCook.

Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) has recently welcomed a new medical student to its team for the next month.

Wauneta-Palisade Schools will be implementing a drug testing policy in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

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