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Northeast Nebraska Health Department (NNPHD) is reporting a third COVID-19 related death on Thursday, in addition to a new confirmed case within the Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne County area. The deceased was a man in his 50s from Thurston County with underlying health conditions. “We are...
Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire 8 1/4 miles south of Wayne off Highway 15 Wednesday afternoon. Flames from a trash fire spread to surrounding grass, and then to cornstalks under a semi-trailer. Eventually, the fire destroyed the semi-trailer, a box trailer and car trailer...
Approximately 50 people were on hand for a candlelight vigil at Bressler Park on Tuesday evening. Endia Agoumba spoke to those in attendance on her experiences of being treated unfairly as an African American. She told of injustices and mis-information that she has been witness to in her lifetime....
Meeting in person for the first time in just over two months, the Wayne City Council passed several resolutions, discussed the vacating of an alley and received an update on opening of city services. From the Wayne Fire Hall, council members held a public hearing in regard to a reuse plan for city...
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, which serves Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties reported a spike of 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases on June 2. It was the highest single day of confirmed cases after no new cases reported on June 1. Tuesday's patients included 14 females and 10 males...
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...

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