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The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department was called to the corner of Seventh and Sherman Streets just before 10:30 a.m. this morning (Monday).   Excavating crews were working on sewer lines in the area when they apparently hit a gas line.   Also on scene were crews from Black Hills Energy and the Wayne...
Wayne and Carroll United Methodist Churches welcomed a new pastor early in September. Pastor Nick Baker is now leading both congregations and is excited to bring his personal preaching style to the church communities. Baker, who is coming from serving the communities of Johnson and Brock in...
The Wayne County Commissioners discussed paying off bonds, upgrading County equipment and more at the Sept. 17 meeting. Andrew Forney, with D.A. Davidson met with the commissioners to discuss the current bond payments. Forney said with interest rates at an all-time low, now is the time to possibly...
 A request to have two to four hens (female chickens) within city limits as part of a 4-H project was debated for more than a half hour during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Jenna Vilkas who lives on Angel Avenue, brought forth the request after having done research on the history of...
Students at Wayne Elementary School took to the track on Sept. 17 for the Annual Wayne Elementary Boosters (WEB) Fun Run. Students spent 20 minutes running, walking or dancing in an effort to  increase awareness of the importance of fitness.  The event is also WEB’s biggest fundraiser, with a goal...
 Eighteen cases of mumps have been identified in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health District (NNPHD) in the past month. The district includes Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties.  Mumps is very contagious.  Symptoms include swelling of glands in the jaw and neck, earache, fever, jaw pain,...
 Two new faces are leading the students and staff at Winside Public Schools this year. Andrew Offner has begun his duties as the superintendent of the school district and Cory Friedrich is serving as the K-12 principal. Two students in Susan Brandow's Journalism class recently interviewed the two...
 A budget that is virtually unchanged in tax asking from last year and whether or not to move forward in an attempt to purchase property adjacent to Wayne High School were among the items on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Monday. The meeting...
Eleven cases of mumps have been identified in the Northeast Nebraska Health District (Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties) in the past month.   Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) is working with partners including schools, medical clinics, the State of Nebraska Health...
Anyone who may have missed the first sign-up for Cub Scouts  Troop 174 is still welcome to join. All scouts and parents will meet at the First Presbyterian Church on Monday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  The group will be welcoming new scouts and leaders. Brandon, the Popcorn Kernel, will be going...

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