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  • All poultry events canceled in Nebraska

    By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze After much consultation with Nebraska Extension and poultry industry leaders, the  Nebraska Department of Agriculture, also known as the NDA, cancelled all poultry events across Nebraska through Jan 1, 2016...
  • Palisade pool ready for swimmers

    The 2015 lifeguards include, from left, Manager Danny Schluckebier, James Martin, Madison Hanke, Assistant Manager Hannah Hanke, and Kian Jones. Lifeguards not pictured: Seth Straub, Billy Straub, Faith Simpson. All lifeguard swimsuits were donated by t...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 9, 2005 Southwest Public Power District in Palisade celebrated 60 years of service to southwest Nebraska. Sinner’s Paint and Body Shop built a new storage building east of Wauneta on Highway 6. Wauneta experienced near...
  • Community rallied together to kick off BRAN 35

      By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The much anticipated arrival of BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) has come and gone in Wauneta. The 35th BRAN started Sunday from Wauneta. BRAN riders, staff and supporters arrived in Wauneta starti...
  • Community rallied together to kick off BRAN 35

      By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze The much anticipated arrival of BRAN (Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska) has come and gone in Wauneta. The 35th BRAN started Sunday from Wauneta. BRAN riders, staff and supporters arrived in Wauneta sta...
  • Joseph Imus, Gina Geier

    Photo by Marcy Shafer   Randy and Kathryn Geier announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Gina Suzanne to Joseph Imus. Gina is a 2007 graduate of Wauneta-Palisade High School, and received her bachelor’s degree in Elem...
  • “Born and Raised On It” Palisade Pioneer Days kicks off next weekend

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Next weekend, June 12-14, Palisade is the place to be for family fun with a flurry of activities planned throughout the weekend for the annual Palisade Pioneer Days festivities. This year’s Pioneer Days the...
  • Harvest Fest grand marshal, theme announced

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Harvest Festival committee has announced the grand marshal and theme of the 2015 celebration. Southwest Public Power District will serve as the Harvest Fest parade grand marshal and the theme will be ...
  • The new Wauneta Roller Mills, celebrating 90 years

    Wauneta Roller Mills is one of the oldest businesses in Wauneta, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The Wauneta Roller Mills crew includes, from left, owners Rogan and Ashley Einspahr, Jim Maxfield, Jim Beacham and Tracy Hackney. (Dharma Blake-...
  • Village-wide clean-up a success

    The Village of Wauneta held a village-wide clean-up on Wednesday, May 27. Village employees hauled off approximately 100 tons of household waste, wood and appliances for village residents during the day. Here, from left, Village Superintendent Bill Bisc...
  • Updates, budget reviews hold commissioners’ attention

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Visitors kept Chase County Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. busy at the May 26  commissioner’s meeting. With the completion of crack filling on Old Highway 6 and the highway south of ...
  • Legislature completes 2014-15 session

    By Sen. Dan Hughes Nebraska Legislature - 44th District   The legislature adjourned for the year on last Friday. We were scheduled to have one more day on June 5, but that was only if the senators needed another day for veto overrides.  The legisl...
  • High deductibles may mean lower premiums but a costly trade-off

      Editor’s Note: The Rural Health News Service is funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association, the South Dakota Newspaper Association and the Hoosie...
  • Grassland is returning to its roots

    By Nate Jenkins, Kyle Shepherd Upper Republican NRD, NCORPE Thirty-five years ago, cattle trails were wiped out by pivot tire tracks that drew circles on thousands of acres north and south of here, and corn replaced coneflowers and other native sp...
  • Wauneta pool back in action

    The Wauneta swimming pool opened on May 26. This year’s lifeguards include, from top left, Pool Manager Emma Skelton, Brianna Einspahr, Ellie Lee, Hannah Nordhausen, front from left, Assistant Manager Gage Crowell and Brody Nordhausen. (Sheri Hink-Wag...
  • Harchelroad, Nordhausen, Towery take part in CSO All-Star Game

    Betsy Johanson, 2014-2015 Wauneta-Palisade basketball coach, was on the sidelines for the West team. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta-Palisade graduates Sydnee Harchelroad, Hannah Nordhausen and Le...
  • SCORE camp “roars” into county

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican   “Go Wild With Science” is the theme of this year’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp in Chase County. Monday, children who picked up their camp gear during final registration were ...
  • Patriotism, veterans remembered Saturday at 5K event held in Imperial

    Jensen Yoder of Wauneta takes off in one of the Tadpole Trot divisions at last Saturday’s Joggin for Frogmen event in Imperial, with his mom, Jessica, encouraging him from behind. (Imperial Republican Photo)   Fifty more runners, walkers in this ...
  • Nebraska Legislature abolishes death penalty

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Nebraska abolished the death penalty May 27 over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, finan...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week June 2, 2005 WHS/WPHS grads returned home for the ’05 alumni banquet. There were 155 in attendance with all classes from 1935 - 2005 represented. Present from the Class of 1935 were Jack Lewis of Concord, Calif., and Phillys Pe...