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Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) is reporting new positive cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the health district Thursday. As of May 14, there have been 574 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties. The...
According to a press release from Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), weather permitting, work will begin the week of May 18 on N-15, between the junctions of N-15/N-59 and N-15/N-84, north of Laurel. Work will include bridge deck repair at two locations, asphalt overlay, and shoulder...
Wakefield City Council voted unanimously to keep the pool closed for the 2020 season after discussion at Wednesday night’s meeting. The decision came after discussion about whether opening up for 10 swimmers would be worth the safety risk, especially with Wakefield’s proximity to COVID-19 hotspot...
Polls were open Tuesday, even with a large section of the Wayne county population voting early via mail. Voter turnout for the county was 46.26 percent. Results are currently unofficial. Results Dean Burbach will retain his Wayne County Commissioner Dist. 2 seat. Burbach garnered 393 votes while...
 Several agenda items dealing with technology were approved when the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education met virtually on Monday. Chromebook purchases for the 2020-2021 school year were approved at a cost of $75,727.26. This includes 106 for the elementary school, 88 for the junior high...
 Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 11 on the second phase of the Wayne Pedestrian trail, according to information provided by City of Wayne staff. TR Harris Construction, Inc. of Homer is the general contractor for the project. Work includes an underpass on West Seventh...
Primary elections will be on Tuesday, May 12. In Wayne County, rural residents were automatically sent mail-in ballots while those with town address could register to receive mail-in ballots, a practice that was encouraged in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Wayne, the polling places have been...
The Wayne Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne Volunteer Fire Department and Providence Medical Center ambulance crew responded to a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, May 7. The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Seventh and Windom Streets. Additional...
 Discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic was interrupted during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council by someone who had joined the Zoom meeting uttering derogatory words and scribbling across the agenda which city officials had put up on the screen. The situation was resolved quickly and the...
Wayne State College has unveiled a new look and feel for institution. The redesigned visual identity consists of a reimagined wordmark and the addition of an iconic W and Wildcat mascot that reflect the energy and vitality of the College. This process began early in Fall 2019. “Our brand is what...

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