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The Time Burners aren't afraid to embrace nostalgia. The husband and wife duo behind the band, Travis and Becky Koester, specialize in a niche genre of music - rockabilly, a mix of old time rock-n-roll and old time country & western, otherwise known as hillbilly. The Time Burners are good at...
Margaret Brugger was named 2020’s first quarter Congeniality Winner by the Wayne Ambassadors. Bruggers warmth and ability to make everyone feel welcome in the community was highlighted. Brugger was awarded at Wayne Chamber Coffee hosted at Aqua Pop by Wayne Area Economic Development.
Wayne Area Legacy Fund (WALF) is announced their inaugural grant distribution. WALF has successfully raised enough funds through their endowment to begin granting funds to applicants.  Through the generosity and commitment of individuals and organizations in the Wayne area, the WALF has granted $6,...
According to a release from Wayne County Clerk Deb Finn, Nick Muir has filed for a Ward 4 Wayne City Council seat. Currently, Jon Haase holds that position, and has yet to file as a candidate. Christopher Welch is also running for Ward 4. The 2020 Primary Election filing deadline for non-incumbent...
Wayne State College and The Wayne Herald are featuring students of the month each month. Look for students you may know and congratulate them on a job well done! Avery Herman is a freshman at Wayne High School. Avery has a very positive attitude, strong work ethic and is reliable to participate in...
In a special meeting, the Wayne Community Schools’ Board of Education approved the hiring of Dave Wragge as the new junior high principal/athletic director. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan told the board that there were 19 applicants for the position and conducted seven phone interviews. The...
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge parents and guardians were alerted to a possible case of mumps on Feb. 18. The school's website relayed the information from Northeast Nebraska Health Department (NNPHD). According to the notice, the case has not been confirmed, but families are encouraged to take...
Wakefield's city council met to discus rezoning, street projects and more on Feb. 12. A public hearing was held for rezoning City-owned real estate, specifically lots 1, 2 and 3 in the Industrial Tract, from I1 Industrial to C2-General Commercial. The change to C2 would allow both residential...
Three Wayne First Lego League teams took part in competition at the Columbus Qualifier event on Feb. 8. Two of these teams are moving on to state competition at SAC Museum in Ashland on Feb. 22. The Unknowns team qualified for state and also won the project award.  The project challenge this year...
The Wayne County Commissioners held a quick Board of Equalization and Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 18. Tax exemptions and wind projects were discussed. Commissioner Jim Rabe called the Wayne County Board of Equalization to order at 9 a.m. Wayne County assessor Dawn Duffy asked for...

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