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Five people were appointed to the Board of Health during the Wayne City Council's first virtual meeting on March 27. Named to the board were Dr. Mark McCorkindale, MD, Chief of Police Marlin Chinn, Mayor Cale Giese, Council President Jill Brodersen, and Kim Schultz with the Northeast Nebraska...
Below is an update from Northeast Nebraska Health Department: We now have community spread cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska. It is very important that we all take personal responsibility for slowing the spread of this virus. If you have any of the following symptoms you need to stay home and away from...
Wayne Association of Congregations and Ministers has released the following information in regard to ringing church bells in Wayne:   For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search the hearts of young and old. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Wayne Strong. God Strong. ...
During times when the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education cannot meet to make necessary decisions, Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan has been authorized to make these decisions. This was a resolution passed by the board during a special meeting on March 23. It will allow the superintendent,...
In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Wayne is suspending its public transit service (handi-van) until further notice.
Providence Medical Center CEO Jim Frank said the hospital is ready if staff start to see COVID-19 patients coming through the door, but thankfully, so far, there are no confirmed cases at PMC. While there are no cases, PMC is fully prepared to deal with COVID-19, according to Nicole Haglund, vice...
Effective Tuesday, March 24, the Wayne Public Library will allow for curbside pick up of books and DVDs. For those wishing to participate, they need to log into the online catalog with their personal library card and pin at onec.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/wayne. If patrons need help finding their...
The Wayne County Commissioners and Wayne County elected officials met Monday morning to discuss whether to limit access to the courthouse and County offices, or to keep them open. Each County official was able to state where they stood on the issue. Commissioner Dean Burbach stated he felt the...
According to a press release from Cedar County Board of Commissioners, public access to all Cedar County offices and the Cedar County Courthouse will be limited. “Admittance to the courthouse during regular business hours will be for necessary business only, effective Monday, March 23.” Patrons are...
The City of Wakefield held an emergency city council meeting on March 19 at the Wakefield Civic Center. The only item on the agenda was action on measures to mitigate COVID-19. Discussion included whether to keep Gardner Public Library open, how to get supplies to home-bound people. Discussion took...

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