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Benkelman, NE

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Enders getting ready for first big holiday of summer—and sun

With weather forecasts predicting temperatures in the 80s and 90s this weekend, Beau Licking isn’t sure what to expect for crowds at Enders Lake Recreation Area. In his 11th season as superintendent for the Game and Parks recreation area, he’s dealt with cool and rainy Memorial Day weekends almost every year he’s been here.
ENDERS, NE
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Howard Bosley, age 83

Howard Eugene Bosley, 83, passed away on May 22, 2022, at Harry Hynes Inpatient Unit in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on August 15, 1938, to Glenn and Helen (Portenier) Bosley in Haigler, Nebraska. Howard married Phyllis Bantam on August 24, 1958 in Orleans, Nebraska. She survives. Coming from communities...
GREAT BEND, KS
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Cox places seventh in shot put at state for Wauneta-Palisade

Wauneta-Palisade’s Peyton Cox snuck into Friday and Saturday’s Class D State Championships as an additional qualifier. One of four from the D7 district to qualify in shot put, Cox made the most of her trip. Seeded 14th, she made finals and placed seventh overall. Cox steadily increased her...
WAUNETA, NE
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Increasing gas prices could change lifestyles we’re used to

As of Monday, the average gasoline price in Nebraska rose 6.5 cents per gallon, compared to the week before, averaging $4.16/g, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 1,150 stations in the state. Prices in Nebraska are 19.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.30 more than...
IMPERIAL, NE
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Shane Michael Huff

Shane Michael Huff was born Jan. 18, 1992, in Colby, Kansas to Carol Macklin and James Huff. The youngest of three, Shane would always follow his brothers Kody and Boone around, except when he was glued to his mom or grandma Huff. Over the years, Shane made many lifelong friends,...
COLBY, KS
Imperial Republican

Graduates: remember some things in next step

It may sound redundant to say “Congratulations” to our many graduates out there—to those who are leaving high schools and colleges. Just because you’ve heard it a lot lately, doesn’t mean “Congratulations” this time has any less meaning. Chase County Schools just said...
CHASE COUNTY, NE
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Graduation—major milestones reached at CCS, WP

Becky Kuntzelman and Diane Stamm, The Imperial Republican. Chase County Schools held commencement exercises for the Class of 2022 on Saturday when 46 CCS seniors crossed that threshold from high school to beyond. Nineteen Wauneta-Palisade seniors also graduated on Saturday. The CCS band, directed by Agnes Strand, played the Fanfare...
CHASE COUNTY, NE
Imperial Republican

Nadene J. Brass

Nadene J. Brass, age 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Haysville, Kansas. She was born June 7, 1934, to Elmer and Loretta Lewis in Wauneta, Nebraska. Nadene loved spending time with her family and spoiled her grandkids at every opportunity. She loved all animals but especially dogs – they were her fur babies. In later years, you could find her either watching old westerns or working her Cryptograms. She had a loving and compassionate heart for others and loved to be needed.
WAUNETA, NE
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One dead following head-on crash in Hayes County

HAYES COUNTY, Neb. — One person is dead following a head-on crash between a semi and a car in Hayes County Sunday afternoon. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, at approximately 3:40 p.m. CDT Sunday, the Hayes County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from troopers following a crash on Highway 6 west of Hamlet.
HAYES COUNTY, NE
Imperial Republican

Graduations spotlighting CCS, WP seniors

May—it’s a time for graduation ceremonies. Chase County Schools and Wauneta-Palisade are making final preparations for theirs on Saturday. The CCS Longhorn gym will be the center of activity as 46 CCS seniors graduate during the program starting at 4:30 p.m. Morgan Peterson has met the requirements as...
CHASE COUNTY, NE
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Imperial man killed in Hayes County accident

Services are pending for Shane Huff, 30, of Imperial, who died in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Hayes County, between Wauneta and Hamlet. Friends and family were remembering Huff this week, a Chase County resident for 12 years. His wife, Jenn, said family was everything to him, and their...
IMPERIAL, NE
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Vivian Todd

Vivian was born October 6, 1930 in rural Hayes County 18 miles north of Wauneta, Ne to William Eugene and Marie Bernadine (Kerchal) Priest. She was the third of six children. Vivian passed away peacefully May 7, 2022 at the Chase County Hospital with her children, great and grandchildren by her side. She was 91 years of age.
IMPERIAL, NE
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Two die in separate crashes on western Nebraska roads over Mother's Day weekend

Two people died in separate head-on crashes on western Nebraska roads over the Mother's Day weekend, authorities said Monday. Sheldon Gibbons, 46, of Bayard, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Saturday collision in Morrill County. Another person died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday about five miles east of Wauneta on U.S. 6.
BAYARD, NE
Imperial Republican

WP board okays financing for facility upgrades in Wauneta

After years of discussion, the WP Board of Education took a step last week toward some facility upgrades. At a special board meeting last Thursday, two resolutions were approved on unanimous votes that will provide up to $4.3 million in financing for the improvements. All of the upgrades will be...
WAUNETA, NE
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