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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

Peyton Vrbas was one of five Palisade swimmers to take part in the season’s opening meet at Palisade Saturday. Also taking part were Bree and Chloe Manley, Austin Hicks and Hannah Hanke. Other meets were held in Gothenburg, Imperial, Keaney and Oxford. The swimmers will take part in four more meets, June 10 at Atwood, June 17 at McCook, June 24 at Indianola, plus another meet the week of July 1. Qualifying for the championship meet will be July 8 at Minden, Alma and Atwood. The championship meet will be July 15 at Lexington.

Swim season underway for five Palisade youth

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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.

Gaston doesn’t let a little rain slow him down, repeats as Class D high jump champ

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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.  

IKEs Kids Fishing Day sees good attendance despite weather

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



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