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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...
Wakefield’s city council worked through several agenda items during a nearly three-hour meeting on June 10. Among those items were re-opening city facilities, water rates and LB840 funds. The City is planning a roughly $6 million water treatment plant project that would require current water rates...
Wakefield’s city council worked through several agenda items during a nearly three-hour meeting on June 10. Among those items were re-opening city facilities, water rates and LB840 funds. The City is planning a roughly $6 million water treatment plant project that would require current water rates...
Kelly and Greg  Ptacek saw a need in the community. Kelly works with children and sees first-hand how food insecurity affects children right here in Wayne. On Easter, the Ptacek's, who own Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company, paired with Pac 'N' Save to offer free meals. After word got out about that,...
The Wayne County Agricultural Society Board of Directors has officially announced the Wayne County Fair this year will not go on. Extension and 4-H activities will occur with restrictions. Below is a release from the board’s president David Jaeger. “It is with great regret, that the Wayne County...
  No definite date has been set for the opening of the Wayne Municipal Swimming Pool for this season. This was the information provided to members of the Wayne City Council during the regular meeting on Tuesday. Work needs to be done to caulk several areas of the pool, but when city staff began...
A large branch from a tree just off Highway 15 cause a minor traffic jam Monday night around 5:30. The Wayne Police Department were helping to control traffic before the branch could be removed.
The impact of COVID-19 on Nebraska’s agricultural economy is being felt by producers, landowners and businesses across the state. An upcoming University of Nebraska-Lincoln webinar will explore the legal issues surrounding agricultural contracts and potential avenues available to all parties during...
One child and one adult in their 20s, both with underlying health conditions, reportedly died from COVID-19 in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) on Friday according to a press release. “We are saddened by this news and what our neighbors are experiencing as a result of this...
 Considerable time was spent discussing what the coming school year may look like and how the Wayne school district is preparing for possible scenarios regarding the education of students. This was just one of the topics discussed during an in-person meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of...

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