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  • Make sure to submit your vacation picture

        The Wauneta Breeze’s vacation issue is fast approaching with the deadline to submit your vacation picture hitting Monday, Dec. 22.    You can drop off pictures of your vacation, taken with a copy of the Breeze in tow, at the Breeze office alon...
  • Holiday schedule at Breeze office announced

        The Wauneta Breeze will print early next week ahead of Christmas, with deadlines for advertisements and news Monday morning. That is also the deadline to submit vacation photos for our upcoming vacation issue.    The Breeze office will close at ...
  • Arctic blast descends over southwest Nebraska

         Temperatures went from the high 50s Saturday to blowing snow and lows below zero Sunday as an arctic blast moved through the region. Overnight lows Sunday ranged from 5 below to 20 below zero across the area, according to the National Weather Ser...
  • Christmas dinner free, open to anyone

        For the second year, the Southwest Nebraska Ministerial Association is hosting a free Christmas Dinner. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club.    Spokesman Todd Burpo stressed that the dinner is for “anyone who doe...
  • Husker volleyball team makes Final Four after huge comeback

    From Huskers.com Seattle, Wash.  – Behind a career-high 24 kills from Regional Most Outstanding Player Tara Mueller, fourth-ranked Nebraska kept its magical season alive with a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Washington. The Huskers dropped the first two sets...
  • Wauneta ushers in Christmas season

    A daylong celebration of community spirit helped Wauneta area residents kickoff the Christmas season last week.An overflow crowd was on hand at the Senior Center Friday night for the soup and dessert supper festivities which capped a day of holiday open h...
  • Wrestlers second at Alma, fourth at home dual

     By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    The Hitchock County/Wauneta-Palisade (HC/WP) wrestlers captured second place at the Alma Invitational Saturday.     This came just two days after the Broncs finished fifth in their round-robin dual meet h...
  • Bronco boys claim 24-point win in opener at Wallace

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Head boys’ basketball Coach Dave Kuhlen summed up his team’s performance in the season opener like this: “We did some good things; we did some bad things.”    But overall, Kuhlen liked what he saw i...
  • Bronco girls notch first win over Lady Wildcats

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Roger Lauhead’s Bronco girls got off to a good start Friday, defeating the Wallace Lady Wildcats 60-42 in basketball action Saturday.    Looking back at the game, Lauhead said he was pleased with how the ...
  • WP play production team closes season at districts

    By Tina KittThe Wauneta Breeze    The Wauneta-Palisade one-act team ended their play production season earlier this month with their final performance of “Law and Order: A Fairy Tale Unit” at the D1-6 district contest at Banner County High School a...
  • Deadline approaching for Freedoms Foundation trip applications

        The Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is currently accepting applications for its trip to Valley Forge, Penn. and Washington, D.C.    Applications are available at the Chase County Schools (CCS) and Wauneta-Palisade Sch...
  • WP jayvee girls claim win in OT

    By Russ PankoninThe Wauneta Breeze    Wauneta-Palisade’s jayvee girls captured their first win of the season Saturday, defeating Wallace 40-34 in overtime.     They started out with an 11-10 lead after the first period but went in down at half 19-...
  • Bronco jayvee boys rally for win at Wallace

    Russ PankoninThe Wauneta Breeze    The Bronco jayvees rallied back from a 17-2 deficit in the first quarter to take a 27-25 win over the Wallace jayvees in two quarters of action Saturday.     John Kitt scored the lone bucket for the Broncs in the f...
  • Wrestling fan says more space needed at meets

        This is an open letter to the Wauneta-Palisade School administration and school board.    I am an alumni of Wauneta, Class of 1989, supporter of the Broncos and mother of a freshman at McCook who happens to be part of the wrestling team that was...
  • Some historical perspective on liberty

        “When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.” — Thomas Jefferson    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those wh...
  • Moon-Venus-Jupiter conjunction awe-inspiring

    By Vernon Whetstone    I was going to write about the Moon-Venus-Jupiter conjunction on Dec. 1, but I don’t think I have enough words for the task.    The sight of all three of those celestial objects hanging there in the southwestern sky just at d...
  • Murphy's Law could be a new state motto

    By Ed Howard    The warning inherent in ‘not being able to see the forest for the trees’ is generally understood to be particularly appropriate where lawmaking is involved.    A public policy debate reflective of inadequate vision might go like ...
  • Great news for collegebound Nebraska

    By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman      As Governor, two of my key priorities are the education of our children and the economic vitality of our state. I want to ensure that every child receives a quality K-12 education, the opportunity to attend coll...
  • Volunteers to be honored at Senior Center

        The Wauneta Senior Center will host a Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to honor all the volunteers at the Center.    Everyone is welcome to attend....
  • 14-year-old with ties to area killed in pedestrian accident in Colorado

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican    Tragedy struck the household of Andy and Karla Bauman of Parker, Colo., early Saturday night, Dec. 6 when their 14-year-old son, Logan, was struck by a car and later died.     Both of Logan’s parents are ...