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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.

Local News

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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.

The Kitt family has been chosen as the Grand Marshals of the Wauneta Harvest Festival parade set for 10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT Saturday, July 29.

The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees met for their regular July meeting on Tuesday, July 11. 

Chase County Clerk Debbie Clark said her office received the highest number of valuation protests than any other year of her tenure.

Sports

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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. 
 

The Saturday-morning Yucca Run has become a staple of Wauneta’s annual Harvest Festival.

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Austin Hicks swims the 100 Freestyle at the Palisade swim meet in June.

Hannah Hanke and Austin Hicks took part in the Plains  Tsunami Swim League Championship Meet Saturday in Lexington.

Applications are being accepted until July 31 for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Trout in the Classroom curriculum program.

Ag & Business

Research on field peas as an additional dryland rotational crop continues to evolve.

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Western Nebraska Crop Specialist Bob Klein of North Platte talks with attendees at last week’s field day at the Stumpf Wheat Center. University Wheat Breeder Steve Baenziger, left, looks at notes before briefing the crowd on the various wheat varieties in trials at the center.

University of Nebraska Crop Specialist Bob Klein of North Platte couldn’t be prouder of the crop research being done at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center at Grant.

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It is the time of year when wheat dust canvasses the prairie, and farmers are spending long hours behind the wheel’s of large equipment. Wheeler Ranch, owners of the combine pictured above, is one of the many ranches and farms that has recently started wheat harvest. Equipment is usually moving by mid-morning or early afternoon, depending on the amount of moisture in the fields which was higher earlier this week due to thunderstorms. In the aftermath of the storms, many farmers started their mornings by checking for damage in fields and on equipment.
 

School

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.

Twelve students will graduate from the Mid-Plains Community College Licensed Practical Nursing program on June 30.

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