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The Wayne County Commissioners heard updates on several projects and from a number of departments during their Tuesday morning meeting. Wayne County Assessor Dawn Duffy added a number of properties that had been valued elsewhere to the county's tax roll during the Board of Equalization meeting...
This week's winners are:   $100.00 — Jeremy Jech, Ace Hardware $50.00 — Greg Stapleton, Grossenburg $50.00 — Heidi Thompson, Carhart Lumber $25.00 — Angela Toelle, Woven Luxe $25.00 — Michelle Forbes, Pac ‘N’ Save $25.00 — Nancy Jo Powers, Activity Center $15.00 — Madeline Ros, Exhaust Pros $15.00...

Dwight Wininger (center) and Al Schroeder (right) with ALLO Communications LLC spoke about bringing fiber network services to Wayne during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council.
Information from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department on COVID-19, an update on the hours of operation at the Community Activity Center and the issuance of a liquor license for a new business were among the items on the agenda when the Wayne City Council met in regular session on Nov. 17...
In honor of 2020 Veterans Day, Great Dane in Wayne took a few moments to salute their Veterans employees. “Veterans are such an important part of America and our Great Dane family, we wanted to do something to show our gratitude,” Tony Wiese, Plant Manager, said. Great Dane had their veterans pose...
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in our community, I am deeply troubled as to what the future may bring unless we take action very soon. Providence Medical Center is vital to this community; however, the impacts of this pandemic are putting both our healthcare workers and our...

Cap Peterson with Northeast Insurance (standing) spoke to the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education and a large group of seniors on the district's property and casualty insurance during Monday's board meeting.
 The district's financial status, the cost of insurance and how the district will move forward in regard to COVID-19 precautions were among the items on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education met on Nov. 9. Lori Olson with Dana Cole, spoke to the board via Zoom to discuss...
**UPDATE** Due to the governor's new DHM, the Veterans Day program is now closed to the public. "The school district will be conducting activities with the students during the school day to acknowledge this very important day. We are grateful for our service members and the sacrifices they made for...
The entire Wayne community has always shown an amazing response to crisis situations. In recent years, we have experienced two natural disasters and the community response to both was overwhelmingly positive. The ways our community responded in those situations were reflections of the values of...
Wayne Area Economic Development announced late Wednesday that changes to the traditional Christmas on Main celebration would have to occur thanks to the area’s recent increase in COVID-19 cases. Additionally, the WAED Special Events committee’s event had been rescheduled again since the Wayne...

Brian Hanson (left) was introduced as a new city employee at Tuesday's City Council meeting. He will be working with Parks & Recreation Director Lowell Heggemeyer (right).
The purchase of several items and the final payment for a street improvement project were among the items handled by the Wayne City Council during a meeting on Nov. 3. The council approved a bid and awarded a contract for the purchase of two 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD CC Work trucks. The low...

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