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With Halloween fast approaching, Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department has been sharing CDC guidelines for safely celebrating the popular holiday in the midst on the coronavirus pandemic. NNPHD health director Julie Rother said it's ok to celebrate Halloween, but is encouraging the public to...
On Oct. 28 Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) reported a large jump in positive cases of COVID-19 in Wayne County. After the risk dial moved down earlier that day, by 7 p.m., NNPHD reported Wayne County’s daily caseload hit 20. While NNPHD health director Julie Rother did not give...

Mike Lutt (far left) passed ownership to Tara Klausen and Jared Nelson on Oct. 20. Klausen and Nelson have nearly 30 years of experience combined.
As of Oct. 20 Country Nursery is under new ownership. After over 35 years, long-time owner Mike Lutt passed the business to two of his employees. "I just wanted to do something different. I've done this forever and just thought it'd be nice, while I'm still young enough, to do something else," Lutt...
A send-off, complete with a make-shift band and the song "Stayin' Alive" blasting from the speakers, was held outside Wayne High School on Thursday afternoon. The event was to recognize Laura Hasemann, Frantzdie Barner and Jesus Zavala as they travel to Kearney to take part in the State Cross...

Jon Mullen (standing) and Steve Sherman (seated) introduced themselves during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Both have been recently hired to work for the city.
Several agenda items dealing with the 2019 Nebraska Street Improvement Project were presented to the Wayne City Council during its regular meeting on Oct. 20. A lengthly discussion was held on the use of fly ash to dry out portions of the project before the pouring of concrete. Jon Mooberry with...
Baby Taytum, who showed off her Husker spirit was won the School Spirit photo contest sponsored by The Wayne Herald/Morning Shopper, Pac 'N' Save, AquaPop, The 4th Jug, W.W. Galore, Two Mile Island and Exhaust Pros Total Car Care. For receiving the most votes, Taytum received a prize package...
Horror movies, bats, and goblins aren’t the only scary things you might experience this fall.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four women and one in nine men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime ...

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...

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