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The Wayne Area Economic Development (WAED) Annual Banquet at the Beaumont Concert and Event Hall will be postponed until Sunday, May 23. The “Avoid The three C’s” campaign encourages all Nebraskans to: 1) Avoid Crowded places; 2) Avoid Close contact; and 3) Avoid Confined spaces.WAED has determined...

Eric Knutson (left) administers the oath of office to Jeryl Nelson, Lynn Junck and Jaime Manz during Monday's Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education meeting.
One new member and two members who were recently re-elected were sworn in during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Jeryl Nelson was elected to the board position during the November election. He has previously served on the board before going off the board for two...
On Jan 8 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a suspected natural gas leak at Countyline Lanes in downtown Wakefield. Wayne, Allen and Emerson Fire Departments provided assistance. Providence Medical Center, local law enforcement and Black Hills Energy, along...

Water/Wastewater Superintendent Casey Junck (right) presented information about activities in his department during Tuesday's Wayne City Council meeting.
From water to zoning, and from the purchase of property to the re-payment of LB840 loans, the Wayne City Council dealt with a wide variety of items during the first meeting of 2021. Casey Junck, Water/Wastewater Superintendent, presented a report on the activities taking place in his department. He...

A fire on New Year's Day destroyed a home on West First Street in Wakefield. (Photo by Sadie Miller).
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department was called to the report of wiring burning at approximately 6:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The call came from approximately 4 1/2 miles south of Wayne. Fire personnel could not find the source of the fire. Later, an electrician determined that the wiring on a...
What a difference a day makes. Wednesday's blizzard conditions caused white-out conditions throughout a large part of Nebraska, caused a number of accidents and forced some businesses to close early. However, when northeast Nebraska residents woke up today (Thursday), they were greeted with a...
Going into the holiday season, there’s been a lot of talk, particularly on social media, about the Star of Bethlehem being visible on Monday, Dec. 21. While it’s not quite the case that the star that led the three wisemen to the site of Jesus’s birth will be making reappearance, something...

Wayne Volunteer Fire Chief Phil Monahan (left) introduced Alexs Heaton (right) for council approval to the fire department.
Insurance coverage, appointments and the city's wage and salary schedule were on the agenda when the Wayne City Council met in regular session on Tuesday. In addition, the council spent considerable time as a Committee-of-the-whole discussing items such as the lagoon, the old pool house and shovel...
 The cast and crew of the Wayne High School One Act team took part in state competition on Dec. 11. in Norfolk. The team placed third behind York (first) and Omaha Concordia (second). Other teams competing were North Bend Central, Cozad and Gothenburg. Wayne's play was entitled "10 Ways to Survive...

Wendy Consoli (right) was recognized at Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education for her years of service on the board. She was presented a plaque by fellow board member Jaime Manz.
Several topics related to COVID-19 were among the items discussed during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Dr. Mark Lenihan, Superintendent of Schools, updated the board on the number of students who have been out of class for COVID-19 -related reasons. He said...

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