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  • Transformer replaced at Wauneta substation

    A total of four crews were in town Sunday to switch a transformer functioning below par with a refurbished one at the Wauneta substation. Crew members pictured include Dan Sherman, Operations Manager; Dave Schmit, Substation Foreman and Chlancey Dittmer...
  • Transformer replaced at Wauneta substation

    A total of four crews were in town Sunday to switch a transformer functioning below par with a refurbished one at the Wauneta substation. Crew members pictured include Dan Sherman, Operations Manager; Dave Schmit, Substation Foreman and Chlancey Dittm...
  • Free dump day at transfer station this Saturday

    Rural Chase County residents including those in Wauneta, Champion, Enders and Lamar can take advantage of a free dump day at the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency transfer station, south of Imperial, this Saturday. Trash for which residents are nor...
  • Wauneta-Palisade School’s tax askings increase by 26-percent

    2014-15 budget allows for $5.4 million in spending, includes increased tax askings to replenish cash reserves By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   After a significant hit in state funding over the past few years, the school’s ongoing eff...
  • Village tax askings remain under $100,000

    2014-2015 budget allows for $4.4 million in spending, with revenue largely generated from municipal electric, utilities sales   By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Despite increased valuations in Wauneta, Wauneta’s tax askings remain be...
  • Commissioners hope mowing crops in right-of-way will prevent accidents, preserve roads

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Chase County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Chase County Courthouse with  Commissioners Jodi Thompson, Don Weiss, Jr. and Chuck Vette present. Among the issues addressed at the meeting w...
  • Planned power outage Sunday while village changes transformer

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Wauneta residents should make plans to be without electricity for three to four hours Sunday, Sept. 21. The Village will shut off power at 1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. CT to all electric customers in Wauneta. The outag...
  • Positive museum progress shared at Historical Society banquet

    At last week’s banquet, the Chase County Museum was the recipient of a bound copy of the Wauneta Breeze’s special edition on the community’s 125th anniversary. Historical Society President Charley Colton accepted the gift from Elna Johnson, right,...
  • Upper Republican NRD keeps occupation tax at $10 level

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Owners of irrigated land in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will continue to pay a $10-per-irrigated-acre occupation tax for the new budget year. The URNRD board approved the occupation t...
  • Bronco football team falls at Minatare, 16-46

    Tyler Davis stretches for a pass from Chase Rathe in the second quarter of the Broncos’ game against Minatare. The grab was good for WP’s first touchdown. (DeAnn Davis| The Wauneta Breeze)   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Pa...
  • WP improves to 6-1, Southwest and Chase County up next

    Libero Brianna Einspahr passes the ball during competition Saturday in Trenton.   By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team added four victories to the win column last week, but also lost for the first time this s...
  • Area youth rank high in State Fair results, WP’s Towery and Skow grand champs

    The entire Gittlein family gathered for son and brother Regan’s FFA competition at the State Fair, where his yearling bull was chosen Supreme Champion. Members of the family, from left, are Jayme, Amy, Jeremey and Brady Gittlein, along with the breedi...
  • Looking Back

    10 years ago this week Sept. 16, 2004 The playground project at the park became a reality as workmen constructed the elaborate playground system Wednesday. The project was spear headed by the Wauneta Women of Today who sought donations, held moneymaker...
  • Bell removed from United Methodist Church bell tower last Wednesday

    Donna Applegarth, left, and Hondo Fanning pose for a picture next to the United Methodist Church bell, which was removed from the bell tower last Wednesday. The Wauneta UMC plans to create a display for the bell prior to their 125th anniversary celebrat...
  • Bell removed from United Methodist Church bell tower last Wednesday

    Donna Applegarth, left, and Hondo Fanning pose for a picture next to the United Methodist Church bell, which was removed from the bell tower last Wednesday. The Wauneta UMC plans to create a display for the bell prior to their 125th anniversary celebr...
  • New look around high school as projects are completed

    By Diane Stamm The Wauneta Breeze   The Wauneta-Palisade School Board moved quickly through its regular board meeting Monday and is prepared for its annual budget hearing Tuesday, Sept. 16. The board approved five action items, including raising su...
  • Kennedy honored for donations, contributions to Blood Mobile

    Jackie Kennedy, center, was presented with tokens of thanks last Thursday for her 34 years of volunteer work at Wauneta Blood Mobiles and for donating nine gallons of blood over the years to the American Red Cross. Lana Skelton, left, and Janet Keiser p...
  • MOPS chapter starts out year with service project

    MOPS members brought a “bra and a buck” for “Free the Girls,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides job opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking, to their first meeting last Thursday, Sept. 4. The donated bras will be given to ...
  • Pheasants Forever dream of building, park now a reality

    Officers of the Southwest Nebraska Pheasants Forever, president Joel Gockley, left, and banquet chair Joe Weiss stand in front of the new building the chapter has built west of Champion as part of a planned youth memorial park. (Imperial Republican Phot...
  • Village board hears Sunrise Heights of Wauneta audit report

    By Sheri Hink-Wagner The Wauneta Breeze   Members of the Wauneta Village Board met last Wednesday to hear the audit report for Sunrise Heights of Wauneta. Marcy Luth with Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth, the nursing home’s auditor, provided...