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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...
Wayne County broke a record for voter turn-out in the 2020 general election. In 2016, the county had an impressive 72 percent of its voter participate in the election. This year, that number rose to 78.74 percent, according to the Nebraska Secretary of State's website. Three of the four wards in...

Residents of Sherman Street have a front row seat to Steve Biermann's Halloween decorations. Biermann, whose birthday is on Halloween, tries to make his decorations more family-friendly than scary.
Growing up on a farm north of Wisner, Steve Biermann and his sister didn't always have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating. However, Steve has now turned Halloween, which also happens to be his birthday, into a special celebration for those in the community. Anyone driving by his home on north...
With Halloween fast approaching, Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department has been sharing CDC guidelines for safely celebrating the popular holiday in the midst on the coronavirus pandemic. NNPHD health director Julie Rother said it's ok to celebrate Halloween, but is encouraging the public to...
On Oct. 28 Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) reported a large jump in positive cases of COVID-19 in Wayne County. After the risk dial moved down earlier that day, by 7 p.m., NNPHD reported Wayne County’s daily caseload hit 20. While NNPHD health director Julie Rother did not give...

Mike Lutt (far left) passed ownership to Tara Klausen and Jared Nelson on Oct. 20. Klausen and Nelson have nearly 30 years of experience combined.
As of Oct. 20 Country Nursery is under new ownership. After over 35 years, long-time owner Mike Lutt passed the business to two of his employees. "I just wanted to do something different. I've done this forever and just thought it'd be nice, while I'm still young enough, to do something else," Lutt...
A send-off, complete with a make-shift band and the song "Stayin' Alive" blasting from the speakers, was held outside Wayne High School on Thursday afternoon. The event was to recognize Laura Hasemann, Frantzdie Barner and Jesus Zavala as they travel to Kearney to take part in the State Cross...

Jon Mullen (standing) and Steve Sherman (seated) introduced themselves during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Both have been recently hired to work for the city.
Several agenda items dealing with the 2019 Nebraska Street Improvement Project were presented to the Wayne City Council during its regular meeting on Oct. 20. A lengthly discussion was held on the use of fly ash to dry out portions of the project before the pouring of concrete. Jon Mooberry with...
Baby Taytum, who showed off her Husker spirit was won the School Spirit photo contest sponsored by The Wayne Herald/Morning Shopper, Pac 'N' Save, AquaPop, The 4th Jug, W.W. Galore, Two Mile Island and Exhaust Pros Total Car Care. For receiving the most votes, Taytum received a prize package...
Horror movies, bats, and goblins aren’t the only scary things you might experience this fall.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four women and one in nine men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime ...

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