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  • Food Safety Law good for consumers--if it were funded

    By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service   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 So...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 28, 2005 Harvest Fest begins tonight (Thursday). Theme: “Wauneta Patriotic and Proud.” Last week’s high was 110° with temp on bank corner reaching 123°. This week’s high in the 70s resembled last week’s overnig...
  • Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

    Southwest Public Power District had a total of three entries in this year’s Harvest Fest parade, where the business served as Grand Marshals. Here, on the lead float, from front left, General Manager Curtis Kayton, and Board Members Kevin Fornoff, Cli...
  • Heat, rain didn’t stop the fun at this year’s Harvest Festival

    Southwest Public Power District had a total of three entries in this year’s Harvest Fest parade, where the business served as Grand Marshals. Here, on the lead float, from front left, General Manager Curtis Kayton, and Board Members Kevin Fornoff, C...
  • Southwest Public Power to hold 70th anniversary celebration next week in Wauneta

    Southwest Public Power District will provide free bucket truck rides as part of their 70th anniversary celebration in Wauneta on July 28. The celebration will also include a hamburger/hot dog feed and a hotline safety demonstration. (Breeze File Photo) ...
  • Feed My Starving Children meal packing event begins today

    Volunteers sought for packing   By Russ Pankonin The Wauneta Breeze   When packing begins today (Thursday), it will mark the beginning of the 5th annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™ event in Imperial. The event will run from tod...
  • School board prepares for 2015-2016 school year

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools board met last Wednesday for their July meeting. Much of the meeting centered around preparations for the 2015/2016 school year, which will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 19. A...
  • Village votes to seek bids on Arapahoe Street project

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees voted last Tuesday to seek bids on a new street project on Arapahoe Street to be completed before corn harvest. The project will entail replacing asphalt on Arapahoe St...
  • New marker planted along Great Western Trail

    On hand for the installation of a Great Western Trail marker near Madrid July 15 were, from left, Marvin Large of Imperial, Dave Vapenik of Adams Bank & Trust and Tom Kraus of Madrid. Kraus and Large represent the Nebraska Chapter of the Great Weste...
  • Combine lost in fire Tuesday south of Enders

    Members of the Imperial and Wauneta Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a combine fire Tuesday afternoon south of Enders Reservoir. The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department responded to the mutual aid call, sending out tanker trucks and grass rigs. Alt...
  • Bird watching forms fun new passion

    By Lori Pankonin   What an amazing boost it is to dedicate time enjoying Mother Nature. A simple act of watching birds sparked a new buzz in my summer. We had a guest staying awhile who had obvious interest in being outside. On a whim, I picked up a...
  • Dirk Greene retires after 38 years with Game & Parks

    Dirk Greene of Imperial has retired as game warden with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission after 38 years. (Republican photo)   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s Dirk Greene knows he’s had a great job. After 38 yea...
  • Coed softball league tournament to begin, Wauneta Roller Mills top seed

    Brackets have been released for the upcoming coed softball league tournament in Imperial. Wauneta Roller Mills earned the number one seed and received a first round bye. Games kick off Sunday at 12:00 p.m. when the third seeded Deeznuts take on the s...
  • New fair building nears completion

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   Though there weren’t flowers in the pots on July 1, the new Chase County Fair expo building should be finished this week. Rockwell Construction of Wray, Colo., oversaw the project with Koellner Construction be...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week July 21, 2005 Community support key to Wauneta Senior Center’s success. Started in 1985, the center now serves 30-40 people daily with up to a dozen deliveries to homebound people. Other activities at the center include aerobic...
  • Harvest Fest starts today

    New this year–Ventriloquist show, bike rodeo, bounce house, toddler trot and baby crawl   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s Harvest Festival kicks off tonight (Thursday) with one of many new events during the four-day c...
  • Harvest Fest starts today

    New this year–Ventriloquist show, bike rodeo, bounce house, toddler trot and baby crawl   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s Harvest Festival kicks off tonight (Thursday) with one of many new events during the four-d...
  • URNRD approves $2.5 million to study flood water diversion from South Platte

    A 1989 study by the Bureau of Reclamation on the transfer of water from the South Platte to the Republican River Basin identified four possible alternatives. This plan shows water being withdrawn at Julesburg, Colo., and distributed into more than 90 st...
  • Wauneta’s annual Harvest Festival just around the corner

    Festivities kick off next Thursday   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta’s annual Harvest Fest celebration is just around the corner. The four-day event will begin on Thursday, July 23 with a pancake supper at the Wauneta Senio...
  • Country Clipper offers services for over 20 years in Wauneta

    Nancy Noble stands next to the hats and many other items in her gift shop which is adjacent to her 27-year-old hair salon. (Dharma Blake-Cole | The Wauneta Breeze) By Dharma Blake-Cole The Wauneta Breeze Nancy Noble, a proud Wauneta bus...