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Wayne native, Zach Jorgensen will be releasing his second book titled "I Can Be Anything" on July 21. "I Can Be Anything" is targeted for children between the ages of three and eight and have disabilities. "Most children have jobs that they dream of having when they grow up. Children with...
Chamber Coffee was hosted by Johnnie Byrd Brewing on Friday morning. The event also served as a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Byrd House little food pantry. Owner Greg Ptacek said he and his family built the structure after seeing a need in the community during the COVID-19 closures earlier in...
The Pulitzer Prize nominated play “Love Letters” will be performed in Bressler Park on Friday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and at Eaton Field in Wakefield on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Both shows are free, with free will donations accepted. The Little Red Hen Theatre and friends of former Wayne State...
 A number of scenarios in regard to what the start of the school year will look like were presented during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan spoke at length about what administrators and staff have discussed in recent weeks and...
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Schools are busy prepping for their 2020-2021 school year, set to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 19. In doing so, the district is welcoming several new staff members, as well as implementing plans to handle whatever a school year during the COVID-19 pandemic may mean. "We had...
Ben Vrbicky sits behind the controls of a Mercy One Air Med helicopter. He was given a personal tour of the air ambulance by the pilot.
The Wayne County Commissioners met July 7 at the Public Safety Annex to discuss a number of issues including long-standing agenda items like the courthouse restoration project and a road usage agreement with TradeWind Energy. Steve Muir of Elkhorn Valley Insurance delivered some bad news about the...
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EZB Combo and Unusual Too will play a special Bressler-Fest on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m.
The band that started it all, EZB Combo will play a special Bressler-Fest event on Sunday, July 12. Initially planned to follow the close of the 40th annual Chicken Show, event organizer Jill Brodersen said the show will go on, even though Wayne's community celebration has been postponed. "We...

WAED marketing, events and tourism coordinator Abby Schademann runs the camera as WAED director Luke Virgil talks about the Chicken Show at Chamber Coffee. Virgil was joined both by his daughter, while the Chicken Show's mascot showed off her dance moves behind.
Wayne Area Economic Development's Chamber Coffe was back on Friday morning. The 40th annual Chicken Show was highlighted, with members of the committee sharing their favorite Chicken Show memories. For those still uncomfortable in a crowd, the event was also broadcast on Facebook. The next Chamber...
New playground equipment in Sunnyview Park and work on a sewer line project, as well as the purchase of a pick-up for the street department were items on the agenda when the Wayne City Council met on Tuesday. A proposal from Creative Sites was accepted for the purchase of playground equipment in...

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