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 Two change orders on projects, two pay applications and a resolution to accept work on a recently completed project highlighted the 25 minute meeting of the Wayne City Council on Tuesday. A change order resulting in the deduction of $25,581.55 for the 2019 Nebraska Street Improvements Project was...

Wayne Community Schools' Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan (center) updates the board on re-opening plans for the coming school year.
 The plan for beginning the 2020-2021 school year and the district's budget for the coming year were discussed at length during Monday's regular meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan presented detailed information on the re-opening plan for the...
Brandon Hall, store manager of Wayne's Ace Hardware & Home welcomed guests to Wayne Chamber Coffee on Friday. Hall spoke about opening the store and highlighted some of their products. He also mentioned that in September, the store will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting.

Council members discuss the options for a fence in the Western Ridge subdivision.
 Two change orders for the Wayne Trail-Phase 2 Project were approved and council members discussed items in the upcoming budget during a meeting held at the Wayne City Auditorium on Tuesday. A change order in regard to adding cast iron detectable warning panels along the trail was approved. It was...

Wayne High English teacher Dwaine Spieker spoke to the Class of 2020 during commencement ceremonies at the Willow Bowl.
After a delay of nearly three months, the Wayne High School class of 2020 became alumni of the school during ceremonies on Aug. 1. The ceremony was held in the Willow Bowl on the Wayne State College with ideal weather conditions. Wayne High English teacher Dwaine Spieker was this year’s speaker and...
The Wayne County Commissioners met for the final time in July on Tuesday. The Wayne County Board of Equalization also met to hear valuation protests. Among several agenda items, the commissioners heard an update from representatives from Kingery Construction and Berggren Architects. The courthouse...
Jamie Anderson, owner and operator of W.W. Galore welcomed the public to Chamber Coffee on Friday. W.W. Galore has around 75 vendors who sell their hand-made crafts at the downtown Wayne store. Anderson thanked the public for coming before cutting the ribbon, offically welcoming her business to the...
It's a near universal thought when packing during a move - "why do I have so much stuff? Why have I kept this all these years?" For some people, it inspires them to downsize, donate or sell items no longer used. For former Wayne resident and Wayne State College professor, David "Max" McElwain, his...
"I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and since becoming one, have wanted to be an owner in a practice." These words from Dr. Melissa Heithold DVM explain her recent decision to buy into the Wayne Veterinary Clinic practice. She recently became an owner, along with Drs. Mark and Lauri Zink...

City Recreation Director Lowell Heggemeyer (right) discusses with Council member Matt Eischeid work done in the gym at the Community Activity Center. Council members toured the facility during Tuesday's regular meeting.
 Two public hearings were held during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. The first of these was in regard to a request from Sunnyview Place LLC to install a drive-thru for Providence Community Pharmacy at 803 Providence Road. Following the hearing, council members voted to approve...

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