Harvest Fest starts today: Fun new events, old favorites

Harvest Fest starts today: Fun new events, old favorites

Little ones work to pick up nickels at the Valley Bank Nickel Scramble during Harvest Fest last year. The event, one of the celebration’s “old favorites,” will be offered again this year following the parade on Saturday. (Breeze file photo)   New this year–Broadway on screen, greased pig chase, pasture golf, barnyard Olympics, mainstreet concert   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s Harvest Festival kicks off tonight (Thursday) with one...

One for the record books

One for the record books

Wheat harvest is well underway in the Wauneta area. As of Tuesday morning the Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta has received just over a million bushels of wheat and representatives estimate there is still a lot waiting to be cut. Here a truck with Mawhirter Custom Harvesting weighs on the Wauneta scale. So far, this year’s wheat has an average test weight of 63.73 and the average protein is running 12.61 with an average moisture content of 12.72. In 2013, the elevator received 681,517 bu...

Area sees significant  rainfall in the past week

Area sees significant rainfall in the past week

Not only has the rain been good for the crops, cattle are enjoying the benefits also as pastures green up around the area. Time will tell how lasting the benefits will be. The Wauneta area has received 2.55 inches of rain in the past week, though the totals vary depending on where one falls on the map. Some have reported seeing 4 inches or more in their rain gauges over the past week. The muddy roads that go hand-in-hand with significant rain fall were a welcome sight. (...

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Doetker finishes in top third at national high school rodeo finals

Doetker finishes in top third at national high school rodeo finals

Jordyn Doetker and her horse Tilly had their last ride together at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals last week in Rock Springs, Wyo. The pair finished in 34th place. (Breeze file photo)...

PeeWee baseball season ends at Tri-Valley League Tournament

After finishing the season with a win against Paxton and a loss against Sutherland, the Wauneta-Palisade PeeWee baseball team entered the Tri-Valley League Tournament last week as a number five seed. WP...

WP cheerleaders attend camp

Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders (front row, l to r) Taylor Hiett, Cheyenne Cavanaugh, Christi Christner, (back row, l to r) Emily Day, sponsor Ayla Rector, Faith Simpson and Kenna Blackman attended the...

Matt Klima wins Men’s Open

Matt Klima of Wauneta topped the field of 48 golfers to win the 2014 Men’s Open held in memory of Kenny Denker. Klima carded a 107 after three rounds of play at the July 13 tourney held at the Enders...

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Village board discusses water plans, use of jake brakes

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Village board members continued discussion of how to bring Wauneta’s water into compliance for arsenic levels at last week’s board meeting, held Tuesday,...

Harvest Fest starts today: Fun new events, old favorites

Harvest Fest starts today: Fun new events, old favorites

Little ones work to pick up nickels at the Valley Bank Nickel Scramble during Harvest Fest last year. The event, one of the celebration’s “old favorites,” will be offered again this year following...

Peru leaves its mark on small town Nebraskans

A short term missions team from Hamlet Union Church left for Peru on June 3 and returned June 12. Team members included, from back left, Courtney Clark, Lindsey Acton, Paul Behrends, Aaron Behrends,...

Broadway on screen showing at Chateau Theatre next Thursday

Angela Lansbury, pictured, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Broadway production of “Driving Miss Daisy.” The Broadway on Screen show will be played at the Chateau Theatre in Wauneta...

All eligible general-only election incumbents filed by deadline

By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The incumbent filing deadline for the general-only election was Tuesday. All incumbents eligible for re-election filed by the deadline. Area offices...

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Area sees significant rainfall in the past week

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Blair Dixon The University of Nebraska Medical Center announced its spring 2014 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, radiation science technology and clinical laboratory...

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Getting his buzz on

Getting his buzz on

Spray planes have been busy lately across Southwest Nebraska. Ken Schilke of Steggs Aerial Spraying said the planes have been spraying for Western Bean Cutworm and also applying fungicide. (Diane Stamm...

Deputy joins sheriff’s department

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One for the record books

Wheat harvest is well underway in the Wauneta area. As of Tuesday morning the Frenchman Valley Co-op in Wauneta has received just over a million bushels of wheat and representatives estimate there is...