WP takes first in Vet Tech at State FFA Convention

WP takes first in Vet Tech at State FFA Convention

  Strand and Towery place first and second By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade FFA brought home top honors in Vet Tech from last week’s 87th Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln, held April 8-10. Seniors Nicole Strand and Lesley Towery led the way for WP, individually finishing first and second, respectively. Junior Ellie Lee also earned a purple ribbon  and junior Cameo Rector a red. As a team, WP blew out the other 34 teams, earning 397 points....

Dundy County jail prisoner charged with felony escape, theft, burglary and criminal mischief

Dundy County jail prisoner charged with felony escape, theft, burglary and criminal mischief

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   A Steele City, Neb., man has been charged with a string of felonies after allegedly escaping from the Dundy County jail in the early morning hours Monday. Prisoner Jonathan C. Speth, 18, allegedly stole items from  individuals in Benkelman and Enders and allegedly attempted a break-in at Wauneta Crossroads before his eventual capture in McCook later that morning.   Escapes from Dundy County jail According to Dundy County Sheriff Jus...

Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney

Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney

Cameo Rector, left, and Christi Christner brought home a fifth place medal from State Speech in Kearney last week. The duo performed, “Cinderella Revisited,” a new take on the classical tale of the Cinderella/Fairy Godmother relationship. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade acting duo of senior Christi Christner and junior Cameo Rector brought home a fifth place medal from state speech, held last week on ...

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Track teams busy with meets at Benkelman, Cambridge

Track teams busy with meets at Benkelman, Cambridge

Hannah Nordhausen watches the shot put descend at the Dundy County-Stratton Invite April 7. Nordhausen finished third and threw a personal best 31’11”. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By...

Girls’ track team takes top spot at Sutherland Invite

Girls’ track team takes top spot at Sutherland Invite

Sydnee Harchelroad comes out of the blocks at the start of the 200 meter dash Thursday at Sutherland. Athletes, such as Lesley Towery holding the blocks, spent much of the cold, windy meet bundled up...

Track season opens at chilly, windy Perkins County Invite

Faith Simpson won the discus and both hurdle events at the season’s opening meet at Perkins County. (Grant Tribune Photo)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze As is typical for...

Winter sports awards continue

Wauenta-Palisade students Paul Behrends, Brody Nordhausen, Miranda Behrends, Ellie Lee and Willis Christner have received Academic All-State recognition for the winter sports season. P. Behrends was...

Injuries taking toll on Broncos’ track squad

By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze With 17 athletes on the roster, Wauneta-Palisade track coach Dawn Doetker has worries as to how the team can compete at meets. The problem has gotten worse...

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Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Imperial next week

Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Imperial next week

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   People will get the rare opportunity to see The Vietnam Traveling Wall when it comes to Imperial next week, April 22-26. The effort is being spearheaded...

Resolution to allow voters to extend Legislative term limits dies

By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze Nebraska voters will not get to vote on whether to extend the term limits for Nebraska state senators in the 2016 election. On Monday, LR7 failed to...

Registrations still open for Sunday’s conceal carry class

By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Imperial’s fire hall will be the site for a day-long class Sunday that satisfies the training requirements for a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) in...

New sign welcomes travelers

The Village of Wauneta has a new sign to welcome travelers, thanks to an Eagle Scout from Kansas. Clay Christenson from Leawood, Kan., organized the new Wauneta sign as his Eagle Scout project. Christenson...

BRAN 35 information bag sponsors lined up, donations still needed

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Five sponsors have stepped forward to help purchase the community information bags that will be given to BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) riders and...

Hughes’ priority bill stuck in Education Committee

New toilet facility completed at lake

Commodity Supplemental Food Program continues to provide assistance for area residents

Dundy County jail prisoner charged with felony escape, theft, burglary and criminal mischief

Chase County population remained steady in 2014

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT

Senator Hughes seeking constituent input on two bills

Sponsors needed for BRAN 35 community information bags

Carbon Monoxide Safety Act to affect new, sold homes in future

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Wauneta-Palisade school board accepts resignations, hires new English teacher

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade school board held their April meeting on Friday, April 10 at the Wauneta Attendance Center. The meeting included three action items–teacher...

Alberts earns 2nd place medal at MCC Paint-In

Alberts earns 2nd place medal at MCC Paint-In

Leiauna Alberts, WP senior, earned second place in the drawing division at the MCC Paint-In last Friday with her drawing, “Clint.” (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)   More than 250...

WP takes first in Vet Tech at State FFA Convention

  Strand and Towery place first and second By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade FFA brought home top honors in Vet Tech from last week’s 87th Nebraska State FFA Convention...

Wauneta-Palisade students selected to Cornhusker Girls State

Dharma Blake-Cole (left) and Cameo Rector (right) have been selected to attend this summer’s Cornhusker Girls State. Dakota Borchard (middle) was selected as alternate. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta...

Relationships key as Ed Fye builds on Doane traditions

Doane Head Track Coach Ed Fye with sons Landon (left) and Zachary (right) and wife, Lisa. (Courtesy Photo | Ed Fye)   Editor’s Note: The following story is a continuation of a Bronco Trails...

Four to take part in All-State Band

WP Quiz Bowl team finishes season

Wauneta-Palisade duet acting team earns fifth place medal at state speech in Kearney

Wauneta mentors helped keep Fye on the right track

Wauneta-Palisade students perform well at McCook InterHigh Day

College spring course schedule released

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Cost share still available for soil moisture probes

Farmers can still obtain cost-share funds from the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) to pay for two-thirds of the cost of soil moisture probes The URNRD is now accepting applications...

Lab draws part of CCCH mini health fair

By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican To promote a healthy community, Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) is again hosting a Mini Health Fair later this month in Imperial and Wauneta....

Southwest Public Power District pays $82,220.04 taxes to local communities

This week Hamlet, Palisade, Culbertson, Hayes Center and Haigler received “in-lieu of tax” payments from Southwest Public Power District totaling $82,220.04. The customers in these communities...

Augmentation pumping from Lincoln County project complete

NRD board adopts new chemigation, meter rules   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   Augmentation pumping in the Republican River Basin crossed an historic milestone this week when the...

Bomgaars in Imperial to open early June

The former Alco building in Imperial is being remodeled into a Bomgaars Supply, Inc., a farm and ranch retail chain. (Imperial Republican Photo)   By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican ...

FCSA returns $4.941 million to area farmers