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Visitors to the open house were shown idea boards and asked to identify what they liked and what they didn't. Laurel's Downtown Revitalization Project is expected to begin sometime during the spring of 2021.
On June 29, on open house for Laurel's Downtown Revitalization Project was held at the city auditorium. The open house allowed members of the public to give feedback on the aesthetic aspects of the project and allowed designers and engineers to show citizens the scope of the extensive project. "The...
 After being restricted by Directed Health Measures (DHM) and then delayed due to water issues, the Wayne Swimming Pool opened for the 2020 season on July 1.  Swimmers are being asked to follow a number of procedures when entering the pool and while swimming.  The maximum capacity under DHM...

Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner is settling in to her new role as Executive Director of Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation. Rodriguez-Kufner took over at the end of June.
Citing her background as an administrator in the education field and knowledge of writing state and federal grants, Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner said she felt the work of the Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation was a good fit for her. Rodriguez-Kufner became the Executive Director of the...
  Crews from Sudbeck Plumbing & Electric Service Inc. of Harrington were in Wayne on Tuesday to make repairs to a water line in front of the Wayne City Auditorium. Problems did develop during the project and water remains off along Pearl Street from First Street to Third Street. It is...
Wayne Fire Chief Phil Monahan is urging all area residents to use caution when using fireworks in the coming days. The fire department responded to a call on Thursday (June 24) at the Boy Scout Park, also known as Roosevelt Park, near the Logan Creek. A tree was on fire. It was quickly extinguished...

Jim Clark surveys one of the multiple model train displays in the old freight room of Wakefield's Depot Museum. The display in front of Clark has been made to have similarities to the Wakefield community, including a mini version of the depot itself.
In many cases around the country, especially in a rural state like Nebraska, the growth of communities, territories and states are intertwined with the growth of America's  railroads. In Wakefield, a small museum celebrating the town's history with the Chicago and Northwestern rail company and...
On Monday, June 29 from 4-6 p.m., representatives from engineering firm JEO will be in Laurel during an open house for the community's Downtown Revitalization Project. "The open house is really intended to give the public a chance to kind of see roughly what the plans are so far from the engineer...
Members of the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. A large tree stump was on fire at the Boys Scout Park (Roosevelt Park) near Logan Creek. The fire was quickly extinguished and no damage was done to any property. It was determined...
At roughly 4:15, the City of Wayne lost power for about 15 minutes. There are also reports that Wakefield lost power. As soon as the outage was reported, City crews got to work to restore service. Wayne City Administrator Wes Blecke told the Herald that a transmission line was out and Northeast...
Wayne Area Legacy Fund (WALF) recently presented two checks as part of the inaugural grant distribution. WALF has successfully raised enough funds through their endowment to begin granting funds to applicants.  Through the generosity and commitment of individuals and organizations in the Wayne area...

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