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 After a year away from the Wayne County Courthouse, the Wayne Farmer's Market is back on the courthouse lawn. Venders are using the southwest corner (corner of Fifth and Lincoln Streets) to set out their wares this season. The market is open from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon...
  Members of the Wayne FFA chapter, along with Advisor Toni Rasmussen, served breakfast to approximately 75 people on June 8. The breakfast was held at the Wayne Municipal Airport and was the second in a series of breakfasts designed to allow the community to see what the airport has to offer....
High school is a time with few things to worry about, especially during senior year. However, that isn’t the case for Rachel Hangman. Not only does she have to worry about homework, friends, and dances, she has the added worry of her kidneys.  Hangman was diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)...
 The Stanton County Sheriff's Department and the Wayne Police Department arrested 26 year old Cody Murphree of Pilger in connection with the May 26 robbery of Casey's General Store in Wayne. Murphree and four others were arrested by Stanton County law enforcement at the Pilger residence on June 2...
NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the...
 In a meeting that lasted less than one half hour, the Wayne City Council approved five resolutions, gave final approval to two ordinances and first reading approval to another. The five resolutions involve declaring locations along the Phase 2 Trail to remain public. These include the Community...
The Wayne Area Legacy Fund (WALF) hosted their Community Visioning Session at the Wayne Country Club on Thursday night. Around 60 citizens gathered to discuss one big topic - What future do we want for Wayne? Wayne High graduate, Kara Weander-Gaster, and Janny Crotty, from the Nebraska Community...
An armed robbery occurred at Casey’s General Store, located at 407 East 7th Street in Wayne at approximately 10:21 p.m. on May 26. According to information provided by the Wayne Police Department, an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.   The suspect entered the business with a handgun displayed...
According to a press release from the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Rodriguez, of Wayne, died from a possible drowning on May 26 at Lake North/Lake Babcock outside of Columbus, Neb. According to the press release, officers responded to Lake North/Lake Babock around 10:30 a.m. There they...
Thanks to the rainy morning, Wayne’s Memorial Day program originally planned to be held at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Greenwood Cemetery, was move to the elementary school gym. U.S. Air Force veteran and Wayne State College football coach, Dan McLaughlin was the featured speaker. McLaughlin...

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