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Four of the five teams in Saturday’s Ike’s-sponsored catfish tournament included, from left, Cody Chrisler and James Mosely, first place; Tim Steinbeck and Brian Smotherman of Wray; Shayna Perry and Houston McConnell, second; and Kurt and Dylon Oberle of Trenton. Not pictured—third place winners Brian and Jared Hattendorf.

Marvin Large (seated, center) and the late Arlene Large, of Imperial, were presented the first Pioneer Award from the Beef Reproductive Task Force. Larges were honored Aug. 29 during the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium in Manhattan, Kan. Pictured at the awards presentation (seated, left to right) are: Regina Pederson, Marvin and Dean Large. Standing (left to right) are: Kevin Large, Dale Large and Joe Large.

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Top finishers at the Chase County Fair Horseshoe Tournament were (left to right) third-place finishers Janiel Kimble and Marcie Kelley; second-place finishers Tyler Kerchal and Brandon Vogt; Lacey Langer of Superior, Miss Southwest Nebraska Junior Rodeo Queen; Amber Gonzales of McCook, Miss Wilsonville; Chyanne Friehe of Culbertson, Miss Southwest Nebraska Rodeo Queen; and tournament winners Jeff Lempke and Ryan Baker.

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Michaela Dukes has three options as she sets the ball Aug. 31 against Paxton. Lined up from top to bottom are Payton Yearous (11), Faith Simpson and Destiny Beacham (12). Wauneta-Palisade swept   both Paxton and Stapleton 2-0

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Across America people spent their Monday honoring and remembering the many who lost their lives 16 years ago in an event that shook the nation.

The Wauneta-Palisade school board met for its annual September meeting Monday night.

Saturday night is going to be much more than a benefit dinner for the Gittlein family, whose son and brother, Regan, returned home last week after nearly two months in the hospital.

Sports

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Dalton Harchelroad (35) hits a lane created by Cash Yearous (12), Gunner Goings (64), George Lee (51) and Ty Duvel (45) during Friday’s game against Garden County. Harchelraod led WP with 61 yards.

Wauneta-Palisade kicked off its 2017 football season Friday night against a 2-0 Garden County team.

Nebraska’s fall wild turkey season begins Sept. 15, giving hunters a chance to harvest two turkeys on a single permit.

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Monique Gooden receives a serve Saturday at the Hitchcock County Tournament. Wauneta-Palisade beat Arapahoe to finish the tournament.

After rolling to five wins to start the volleyball season, Wauneta-Palisade found a tougher row to hoe Saturday at the Hitchcock County Tournament.

Ag & Business

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has an important role at Husker Harvest Days and other ag-related events.

Marvin Large (seated, center) and the late Arlene Large, of Imperial, were presented the first Pioneer Award from the Beef Reproductive Task Force. Larges were honored Aug. 29 during the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium in Manhattan, Kan. Pictured at the awards presentation (seated, left to right) are: Regina Pederson, Marvin and Dean Large. Standing (left to right) are: Kevin Large, Dale Large and Joe Large.

The multi-state university-based Beef Reproduction Leadership Team presented its inaugural Pioneer Award Aug. 29 to Marvin and the late Arlene Large of Imperial.

State Sen. John Murante of Gretna, who represents the 49th District that encompasses rural Sarpy County, announced he’s seeking the state treasurer post in the 2018 state elections.

School

Wauneta-Palisade has officially become a part of TeamMates Mentoring Program previous University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy Osborne started in 1991.

Summer is almost over, and school is back in session.

One of the main action items discussed at the regular August Wauneta-Palisade Schools board meeting were track upgrades.

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