Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
 

Seniors Greg Gaston, left, and Brody Nordhausen led the Wauneta-Palisade to a 53-51 win over Wilcox-Hildreth Tuesday night in the D2-4 District Finals at Bartley. The win gives WP a berth in the state tournament March 9-11 in Lincoln. It will be the Broncos first trip to state since the 2012-2013 season.

 

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The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department elected new officers at its January meeting. Beau Yoder, center, will serve as Fire Chief, Michael Gardner as Training Officer and Tanner Bardsley as Assistant Chief.

Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publications

FFA members and students pose for a picture that shows the many activities of the day. Jayden Ingold, back left, Cash Yearous and Destiny Beacham display the “thank you” cards FFA members signed for WP teachers. Also standing, Reyce Dike shows off the day’s theme, “dress like an animal.” Kneeling in front, the two winners of the FFA week poster contest, Chloe Stehno, left, and Peyton Cox show their posters. Yearous, Ingold and Kenna Blackman judged the fifth and sixth grade poster contest. In the fifth grade Cox came in first, Mandy Sandoval second and GraCee Goings earned an honorable mention. In the sixth grade Stehno placed first, Peyton Vrbas earned second and Cali Cox received an honorable mention.

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The Broncos press gave Elwood fits in Wauneta-Palisade’s subdistrict opening game. Pictured applying pressure are Duncan Rector (32), Cash Yearous (middle) and Caid Doetker (back).

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With dad Ryan McCrumb shouting instructions in the background, Ryleigh McCumb works for a take down in her first match of the Imperial Youth Wrestling Tournament Friday event.
 

 

Local News

Members of Wauneta’s Village Board of Trustees took another step forward Monday evening in the process of improving the Village’s water quality.

Spring is just around the corner and so is Wauneta/Wauneta-Palisade alumni weekend. This year’s alumni events will have a new twist—a 9-hole golf tournament.

SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp registrations are now open.

Sports

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications
 

Seniors Greg Gaston, left, and Brody Nordhausen led the Wauneta-Palisade to a 53-51 win over Wilcox-Hildreth Tuesday night in the D2-4 District Finals at Bartley. The win gives WP a berth in the state tournament March 9-11 in Lincoln. It will be the Broncos first trip to state since the 2012-2013 season.

 

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

The Broncos press gave Elwood fits in Wauneta-Palisade’s subdistrict opening game. Pictured applying pressure are Duncan Rector (32), Cash Yearous (middle) and Caid Doetker (back).

The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team blew threw the competition last week to advance to Tuesday’s district final against Wilcox-Hildreth (15-10) in Bartley.

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

With dad Ryan McCrumb shouting instructions in the background, Ryleigh McCumb works for a take down in her first match of the Imperial Youth Wrestling Tournament Friday event.
 

 

Ryleigh was one of 18 young Broncos taking part in the event.

Ag & Business

Do you think you know how to manage a farm best? Want to put that statement to the test?

A new bill may change how agricultural land is valued for tax purposes in Nebraska.

Owners of Chase County land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program won a protest over the assessed valuations for 2015.

School

Sheri Hink-Wagner | Johnson Publications

FFA members and students pose for a picture that shows the many activities of the day. Jayden Ingold, back left, Cash Yearous and Destiny Beacham display the “thank you” cards FFA members signed for WP teachers. Also standing, Reyce Dike shows off the day’s theme, “dress like an animal.” Kneeling in front, the two winners of the FFA week poster contest, Chloe Stehno, left, and Peyton Cox show their posters. Yearous, Ingold and Kenna Blackman judged the fifth and sixth grade poster contest. In the fifth grade Cox came in first, Mandy Sandoval second and GraCee Goings earned an honorable mention. In the sixth grade Stehno placed first, Peyton Vrbas earned second and Cali Cox received an honorable mention.

Wauneta-Palisade’s week-long celebration of FFA week culminated on Thursday, since there was no school on Friday, in a whirl of activity. The day’s theme was “dress like an animal

Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

Three WP spellers came home with awards for their efforts. Matthew Allen, left, took first place in the second grade division. Ayden Baker took second place in the first grade division and Erika Rahn, right, took third place in the third grade division.

Wauneta-Palisade Elementary School students attended the Hitchcock/Hayes County Spelling Bee last Wednesday.

Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

Tuesday was “redneck day” here, from front left, Colby Hoskovec, Shanel Barnard, Grant Walker, middle from left, Dan Schluckebier, Dakota Ingold, Seth Straub, Matthew Knotts, back from left, Haley Kirk and Jayden Ingold pose for a picture in their redneck gear.

This week marks a special time to celebrate agricultural education, FFA week.

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