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Super 8 Manager Dipek Cheudhari (right) and Shelly Christensen (left), Assistant Manager of the Cobblestone Hotel in Wayne receives the plaque indicating the hotel is taking steps to prevent human trafficking.receives a plaque from Galen Wiser, Wayne Rotary Club Coordinator.
Several members of the Wayne Rotary Club took part in a training involving the human trafficking market. Those involved were Gary Weddel, Frank Sheda and Galen Wiser. The training was facilitated by Darius Agumba. The group then presented information to the local motel managers in Wayne with...
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners received updates on the current wind energy project as well as discussing different topics. The meeting started off with claim approvals. All claims were approved except for one that will be tabled until they can contact that person. Next, the...
Wakefield’s Board of Education held both a budget hearing and board meeting last week. The board discussed helping some band students fund a trip to commemorate D-Day and superintendent evaluation, among other topics, after the budget was approved. The 2021-2022 budget is eight percent higher than...

Jon Mooberry with JEO Consulting, (center) spoke on possible causes for concrete cracking on the 2019 Nebraska Street project during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Discussion on whether or not to seek an additional 12-month warranty for the 2019 Nebraska Street Improvement Project took up considerable time during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Jon Mooberry with JEO Consulting Group, Inc., spoke to the council on the fact that there is some...
The City of Wakefield held a public hearing for the 2021-2022 budget ahead of their regularly scheduled city council meeting on Sept. 8. Also discussed during the meeting was the CDBG Downtown Revitalization project, zoning and the approval of a new employee in the City Clerk/Treasurer position. No...
Organizers are planning an event on Sunday, Sept. 26 to raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Northeast Nebraska Muscle Walk, Run and Bike event will be start at 3 p.m. at the Wayne Fire Department on Tomar Drive and end at the 4th Jug with a post event celebration....
Wayne State College has announced the renovation of the Peterson Fine Arts Building, the home of the College’s music and theater programs.  Built in 1963, the infrastructure of the building has remained relatively unchanged, although standards for acoustics and accessibility have changed...
The Wayne Green Team invites all surrounding communities to its annual electronics recycling event Saturday, Sept. 18. The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. (or earlier if the truck fills up) on eastbound Third Street between Lincoln and Pearl, next to the Wayne City Hall parking lot. ...
By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald.com   Following  a budget hearing and special tax request hearing, the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for the Wayne Community Schools was approved. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan explained the budget hearing process and talked about specific parts of the...
After being unable to hold the event in 2020, organizers of this year's Pink Flamingo Night gearing up for the fun-filled cancer awareness fund-raising event.  Those attending the Thursday,  Oct. 7 Pink Flamingo Night at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne will learn how to “Spread Kindness like...

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  • September 22, 2021
    Check out some of the photos from this week's Memory Lane feature.To see the stories featured this week, visit this link:http://mywaynenews.com/memory-lane-sept-23-2021-edition
  • September 20, 2021
    While everyone may have their own definition of what age range constitutes a “youth leader” it is important to remember that all of them are our future leaders. These youth are the...

  • Twenty-three of the 36 active firemen pictured here are, left to right, back row: Harold Fleer, Harry Leseberg, Lloyd Russell, Ivan Creighton, Ivan Beeks, Dick Mead, Wayne Tietgen, Pat Hailey, Bud Froehlich, Pete Dawson, Lee Swinney (chief), Paul Koplin, Merle Beckner; front row, left to fight: Bill Kugler, Leonard Schmidt, N. H. Brugger, Bill Mellor, Warren Bilson, John Theil, Mert Ellis, Kent Hall, Clete Sharer and Joe Dorcey.
    September 14, 2021
    From the Sept. 14, 1961 edition of The Wayne Herald:Wayne and the Wayne Rural Fire District calls for practice as well as actual fire fighting. Waynefiremen meet twice a month, holding a meeting the...

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