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Good news highlighted the Wayne City Council's agenda on Tuesday. The city first received a dividend check in the amount of $67,591.39 from Employers Mutual Company for the city's property insurance policy. Cap Peterson with Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency presented the check to Mayor Cale...

Scott Sievers (left) discusses the Second Amendment Sanctuary County Declaration during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.
Updates on the courthouse renovation project and the Haystack Wind Energy Project were given during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Doug Elting with Berggren Architects was present at the meeting to talk about items still on the punch list before the project is...
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office released information on Friday concerning an accident that occurred east of Wayne on Monday, April 12  According to the release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle collision on Highway 35 near milepost 36.  An eastbound semi-truck driven...

Keith Moje with OCC Builders, LLC, explains to the board details of the restroom renovation project.
    The Wayne Community Schools Board of Education took steps on Monday to develop a strategic plan to help determine the future of the district. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan said the district has not had a stategic plan put together since the 2009-2010 school year. The district will work with...

Winside Public Schools Superintendent Andrew Offner led a tour of the Winside School, explaining many of the mechanical and structural issues, such as a sinking floor in the restroom.
A laundry list of items, from outdated electric panels to settling of buildings, to cracks in the walls and buildings that are more than a block from the main building, members of the Winside Community Task Force have been working to inform voters in the Winside Public School District of the need...

Council members listen to information on possible solutions to problems with getting water samples from the new transmission line to pass state standards.
A short agenda greeted Wayne City Council members during Tuesday's regular meeting. Council members first heard an update from Fire Chief Phil Monahan. Monahan detailed activities the Wayne Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has been involved in during the past year. He said that since May 1,...

Doug Elting with Berggren Architects discuss work on the courthouse renovation project with commissioners at Tuesday's meeting.
Considerable debate on the placement of driveways for wind towers was held during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. David Levy, representing NextEra Energy and the Sholes Wind Project, spoke to the commissioners on the compromises that have taken place between his client...

Involved in the surprise naming ceremony were (left) Kevin Armstrong, CEO of the Wayne State Foundation; Laura Robinett, Director of Major Gifts; Dr. David Bohnert, Chair of the WSC Music Department; Dr. Marysz Rames, President of Wayne State College; and the Ley Family including Sandy Brown, Mason Ley, Matt Ley, Josie Ley, Roy Ley, Kaki Ley and David Ley.
The Wayne State Foundation has announced the acceptance of a major lead gift from State Nebraska Bank & Trust of Wayne for Wayne State College’s Peterson Fine Arts Renovation and Addition.  The gift was made to name the building’s atrium space “State Nebraska Bank & Trust Atrium: Inspired...

Wayne city council members and city staff spent several hours Tuesday evening discussing issues relevant to the future of the city of Wayne.
From daycare shortages to LB840 activity and from the future of the lagoon to housing needs, Wayne City Council members spent time discussing these and other topics during a Mini Retreat on March 30. Council members heard several reports from Wayne Area Economic Development Executive Director Luke...
A charitable foundation based in Wakefield is contributing $50,000 to the project to build new agriculture facilities at Northeast Community College. The Gardner Foundation was founded in 1990 when the Gardner Family sold their interest in the M.G. Waldbaum Co. in Wakefield. The Foundation provides...

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