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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...
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...

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