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Wayne Community Schools' Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan (right) explains to board members to the work to be done on the parking lot south of the Junior-Senior High School during Monday's board meeting.
 A considerable amount of time was  spent discussing information related to COVID-19 during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan presented information to the board on the numbers of students (100) and staff (17) who have had to...
Coronation of the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen took place Oct. 7 at Kern Track. This year's King is Reid Korth, son of Wayne and Regina Korth. This year's Queen is Claire Lindsay, daughter of Daryl and Lisa Lindsay. Due to the unavailablity of last year's king and queen, crowning was done by...

Jon Mooberry (left) explains what the 2021 Pine Heights Road Improvement project will involve during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council.
Following considerable discussion during Tuesday's meeting, Wayne City Council members tabled the third reading of an ordinance that would designate where trucks could be parked in the city of Wayne. Council members had discussed the ordinance language during the last two meetings and had asked...
The staff of The Wayne Herald/Morning Shopper recently announced that players of the Morning Shopper Football Contest may now do so online. While the pick 'em-style football contest can still be filled out from the Morning Shopper, players can also play online via mywaynenews.com. Players need only...

Wayne High School Homecoming candidates include (front) Nikki Fertig, Emily Longe, Claire Lindsay and Lauren Pick. (back) Reid Korth, Liam Spieker, Jacob Kneifl, Victor Kniesche and Christopher Woerdemann. Not present, Paige Milliken.
 Homecoming festivities are being planned at Wayne High School for the week of Oct. 6-10. Queen candidates this year include Emily Longe, Lauren Pick, Nikki Fertig, Paige Milliken and Claire Lindsay. King candidates include Reid Korth, Liam Spieker, Jacob Kneifl, Christopher Woerdemann and Victor...
Everything about the Wayne Chicken Show was different this year, including the annual Chicken Run 5K. 2020 was the first year the race went virtual, the first time it wasn't held in conjunction with the actual Chicken Show and it was the first year some of the racers were international. The 5K race...
According to a press release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3 a.m. on Sept. 19, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office responded to a traffic collision on Highway 35, approximately one-half mile east of Wayne. It was determined two vehicles had been involved in a collision. ...
Governor Pete Ricketts was on hand to celebrate the grand opening weekend of Ace Hardware & Home in Wayne. While it's typical to cut a ribbon during a grand opening ceremony, in hardware store style, Gov. Ricketts sawed a special board. Ace Hardware & Home will be running a number of sales...
Where to park... and when to park...trucks on city streets was again debated during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. At issue was Ordinance 2020-11, which would amend the city code on where truck parking would be allowed. Since its first reading at the last meeting, City Attorney Amy...
 Adopting a budget for the coming year, approving an Early Childhood Placement agreement with Wayne State College and discussing COVID-19 procedures were among the items on the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education agenda. The board meet in regular session on Sept. 14 to first conduct public...

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