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The Wayne County Commissioners have opted to re-open the Wayne County Courthouse for business as usual beginning Monday, June 8. Social distancing and mask wear are encouraged while doing business in the courthouse. Also discussed during the meeting was the courthouse restoration project, FEMA...
The call has been made and the chickens will be coming home to roost a little later than usual. According to a press release from Wayne Area Economic Development (WAED), the 40th annual Wayne Chicken Show has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept.12, due to concerns over COVID-19. After consultation...
Brookdale Wayne, which will become Kinship Pointe on Monday, won Wayne Area Economic Development's National Dance Like A Chicken contest. The video of Brookdale Wayne's dance can be found on their Facebook page. The celebration included a trophy presentation by the Chicken Show chicken and egg and...
The second COVIDD-19 related death was reported in the Northeast Nebraska Health District (NNPHD) Thursday evening.  According to a press release from NNPHD a woman in her 70s from Dixon County has been the second death in as many weeks related to COVID-19. Both of the deceased, including last week...
Tuesday morning, May 26, Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor, Paul Turman, announced the three state colleges would be adjusting their academic calendars in the fall semester. While details are still in the works, the calendar change should offer new opportunities to students. “Over the...
Winside Memorial Day, a time to honor those who have given their lives to serve their country, will have a different look this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, several communities have modified their Memorial Day ceremonies and others have chosen to cancel them...
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) reported its first COVID-19-related death in the health district Thursday evening. The deceased was a resident of Thurston County. “We are all saddened to hear of the passing of one of our neighbors and our thoughts are with the loved ones they...
The Wayne swimming pool will be filled with water and the heaters turned on in the coming weeks.  However, at this time, no determination has been made on whether the pool will be open to swimmers this season. That was the update provided during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Lowell...
UPDATE: Sunday's fly-in has been called off due to low ceilings and gusty winds. The Nebraska Pilots are currently planning on trying again on Sunday, May 31. --Original story-- As with all things aviation, weather permitting, the Wayne Municipal Airport will be a hopping place on Sunday, May 17....
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...

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