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Wayne State College and The Wayne Herald are featuring students of the month each month. Look for students you may know and congratulate them on a job well done! Avery Herman is a freshman at Wayne High School. Avery has a very positive attitude, strong work ethic and is reliable to participate in...
In a special meeting, the Wayne Community Schools’ Board of Education approved the hiring of Dave Wragge as the new junior high principal/athletic director. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan told the board that there were 19 applicants for the position and conducted seven phone interviews. The...
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge parents and guardians were alerted to a possible case of mumps on Feb. 18. The school's website relayed the information from Northeast Nebraska Health Department (NNPHD). According to the notice, the case has not been confirmed, but families are encouraged to take...
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Wakefield's city council met to discus rezoning, street projects and more on Feb. 12. A public hearing was held for rezoning City-owned real estate, specifically lots 1, 2 and 3 in the Industrial Tract, from I1 Industrial to C2-General Commercial. The change to C2 would allow both residential...
Three Wayne First Lego League teams took part in competition at the Columbus Qualifier event on Feb. 8. Two of these teams are moving on to state competition at SAC Museum in Ashland on Feb. 22. The Unknowns team qualified for state and also won the project award.  The project challenge this year...
The Wayne County Commissioners held a quick Board of Equalization and Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 18. Tax exemptions and wind projects were discussed. Commissioner Jim Rabe called the Wayne County Board of Equalization to order at 9 a.m. Wayne County assessor Dawn Duffy asked for...
 Although there are steps that can be taken to make it better, the city of Wayne is "overall in good financial health." This is what Kyle  Overturf with Almquist, Maltzahm, Galloway & Luth, PC. told the Wayne City Council as he shared information on the city's financial situation. Overturf went...
 City Administrator Wes Blecke released information on Wednesday regarding the city’s computer system: “Early Tuesday morning the City of Wayne was hit with a ransomware computer virus. This means that the City’s computer system was “frozen”, and all files were encrypted.”  The City is working...
Dave Wragge, the third and final candidate for the position, of junior high principal/athletic director at Wayne Community Schools, took part in a community forum on Feb. 17. Wragge is originally from Plainview and earned his bachelor's degree in education from Doane College. He has been employed...
Daryl Harrison, of Thurston, is up front about the fact that anyone can see where his passions lie, especially when it comes to honoring America's veterans. Harrison, a veteran himself, is the president of the Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation, and couldn't quite put into words how he felt about...

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