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    After a stressful election season, the unofficial results have come from Wayne County. While several races were uncontested, there were numerous races that had multiple opponents. In Wayne, 3 of the 4 wards had contested city council races. In ward 1, Nick Muir topped Douglas Sturm as the...
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department was called to Lot 10 on the Wayne State College campus at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday.When they arrived on scene a motorcycle was on fire.The fire was quickly brought under control and water was poured on the motorcycle until it was sufficiently cooled.No...
Members of a newly created  Wayne Area Legacy Fund, along with members of the community gathered Tuesday to "turn on their dream switch" in regard to the future of Wayne.Facilitated by Greta Leach and Anders Olson with the Nebraska Community Foundation, the group brainstormed on things they would...
City crews were in downtown Wayne on Monday checking the Christmas lights on the buildings on Main Streets.The Wayne Electric Department department went from building to buiding, checking lights and installing new bulbs where needed.Brian Loberg, with the Electric Department noted that while the...
Contributed mugshot of Roger Van
Roger Van, former owner of a floral shop on Main Street here in Wayne, was approved for parole after serving 13 years in prison for sexually assaulting and torturing a Texas man in the basement of his storefront. Van, 69, had been convicted on several charges, including first-degree sexual assault...
    Today (Friday, Oct. 28) is the last day to register to vote or update your voter registration for the General Election.      Friday is also the last day to request to have an early voting ballot mailed to you.      The Wayne County Clerk’s office will remain open until 6 p.m. to assist with...
The Dixon County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11 a.m. this morning (Wednesday) of a chemical exposure at Logan View/Michael Foods in Wakefield.Michael Foods Hazmat team responded to the scene, along with the Wakefield Rescue Unit, Allen Rescue Unit, Dixon County Sheriff's...
City of Wayne Police were on site as the flame was ignited to burn off propane for maintence on the tanks. The process will take several days to complete by professionals.
Maintenance is needing to be done on two several-thousand gallon propane tanks at the end of South Douglas Street in Wayne. The only way to safely work on these tanks is to burn off any propane left in the tanks after they had been drained as well as possible. Farmers Pride is on site liquidating...
Tuesday evening's open forum for the two candidates vying for a seat in the state legislature was an informative one with an array of topics discussed at length. With a strong background in education, candidate Ardel Bengtson felt strongly about making higher education affordable for students,...
Fiscal responsibility, transparency, the community's workforce and housing were all topics discussed at a Candidate Forum on Monday evening.Co-sponsored by the Wayne Area Economic Development Office and the Wayne Education Association, the first part of the evening focused on the candidates in the...

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