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  • Looking Back * January 1, 2009

    10 years ago this week Dec. 31, 1998 Vacation issue. The issue was filled with readers’ pictures and write-ups on where they had vacationed throughout the year. 25 years ago this week December 29, 1983 We have been having pleasant weather. We failed ...
  • Company's comin'

    By Nola Straub I hope everyone in Wauneta and the surrounding area had a nice Christmas. Our son, David, his wife, Lori, and kids were here Christmas night and stayed until Monday morning. We had company for supper after they got here and the next day Da...
  • Deaths recorded in 2008

    Deaths recorded in 2008 Carmen C. Merrill, 78, Lincoln, Neb., July 31, 2007 Alva H. Clark, 92, Omaha, Neb., Nov. 25, 2007 Martha Jo Spellman, Milford, Neb., Dec. 13, 2007 Abram ‘Abe’ Epp, 100, Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 16, 2007 ‘Ace’ Wallace Hartzer, 75...
  • Births recorded in 2008

    Births recorded in 2008 Michael and Barbie Long of McCook, a son, Asa Ellis Jude, born Aug. 30, 2007 Kirk and Mae Yost of Bellevue, a son, Henry Saigo, born Aug. 21, 2007 Ryan and Renae McCrumb of Wauneta, Neb., twin sons, Kameran Dean and Konner Math...
  • Finding the blessings in day-to-day life keeps Leona Littlejohn happy at 90

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze Leona Buethe Littlejohn’s fun-loving nature and deep faith in God have served her well in life. At 90 she greets each morning with zest, looking forward to the joys and possibilities the new day may hold, always mindful...
  • Huskers set for Gator Bowl game against Clemson

    The Nebraska Huskers have been in Florida since Friday, preparing for their game against Clemson in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.                                                   The 8-4 Huskers, winners of five of their final...
  • Timeless life lessons learned from Dan Liebig

    I read in last week’s Breeze that Dan Liebig passed away.   I spent several summers in my youth working for Dan on his farm.  I consider him one of my mentors, teaching me life lessons that never go out of style.  There was no better steward of the l...
  • 2009 state leg has its hands full

    By Ed HowardWhen life tosses you a bucket of worms, go fishing. The 2009 Legislature will be trolling for solutions to a lot of problems in its soon-to-convene session.  Not all of them will be of the perennial variety. Pre-session hype indicates much wi...
  • Dave Ja Vu: My predictions for 2009

    Every now and again I like to play Dionne Warwick.  I pull out my crystal ball, shuffle the tarot cards, turn on some ESPN and predict the future. Aside from an extremely creepy ability to predict gestational gender for expectant mothers (I’m not kiddi...
  • Happy New Year from us to you

    We at the Breeze see a great deal of good things coming our way in 2009. With the spirit of community alive and well in our small towns, we think our best days are still ahead of us. As you bellow ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and sip some bubbly, look gleefully a...
  • Village of Wauneta offering free CFL bulbs

    The Village of Wauneta is currently promoting a compact fluorescent lighting efficiency program and encouraging their electrical customers to switch from regular incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient CFLs. These bulbs use 70 to 75 percent less energy and...
  • Transit bus services offered 1st, 3rd Sundays

     The Chase County Transit bus will offer services on Sunday mornings on the first and third Sundays of each month. The bus will be available to carry passengers to and from the church service of their choice in Wauneta on the first and third Sundays....
  • Open house, info meeting planned for NRD Jan. 6

    The staff and board of directors of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will hold an open house at their new building at 511 East 5th Street in Imperial Tuesday, Jan. 6. The open house will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and will allow people to see...
  • Breeze office closed for New Year's this week

     The Breeze office will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Jan. 1 and 2, but will resume a regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 5. Happy New Year! ...
  • Deadline near for changing Medicare D plans

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican About 70 people took advantage of a review of Medicare Part D, offered by SW Four Extension Service. Dec. 31 was the deadline for those people who are on the plan, which involves prescription drugs. Every year, from ...
  • Sen. Christensen headed back to Lincoln for start of new session

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   When Nebraska’s Legislature convenes next Wednesday, Jan. 7, the state’s anticipated budget woes will face the 49-member body. Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District in Linco...
  • Internal medicine, oncology specialist scheduling monthly appointments at CCCH

     By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Alfred Cretella, M.D., will begin seeing patients monthly at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) in Imperial, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. Dr. Cretella is board certified by the American Board of Inter...
  • Arbitrator rules for Nebraska on two key disputes with Kansas

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Talk about a Christmas gift! That’s what irrigators in the Republican River Basin got with the preliminary decisions from the arbitrator on compact disputes between Nebraska and Kansas. In preliminary ruli...
  • Safe haven debacle top news story of 2008

     By the Associated Press Nebraska Bureau wire service   Troubled teenagers from across the country were among children dropped off under Nebraska’s ill-conceived safe-haven law, and the bizarre situation was voted the year’s top state story ...
  • State gas tax going up today

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze Nebraska’s gas tax will increase by less than half a cent a gallon today, Jan. 1. While gas prices across the country are lower than they have been in years, the 0.4 cent increase will add on average 6 cents to 8 cents to ...