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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...
Courtney Maas met with the community and explained her reasons for seeking the position of junior high principal/activities director on Feb. 13. Maas, who is originally from O’Neill, has been employed with Wayne Community Schools for 15 years. Thirteen of those years have been in the first grade...
      Shayne and Marsha Johnston hosted the Weekly Chamber Coffee at Exhaust Pros Total Care on Friday. The event included a ribbon cutting for the business and a welcome presentation by the Wayne Ambassadors. The business offers a variety of services ranging from oil changes to complete motor and...
Greg Wegner, the first of three candidates for the position of Junior High Principal/Athletic Director at Wayne Community Schools visited with community members at the school on Wednesday. Wegner, who currently teaches third grade and coaches girls’ basketball at Stanton Community Schools, was...
 Action taken during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education will allow the district to move forward with community meetings to determine future needs. Board members approved a contract with Carlson West Povondra for $6,000 to facilitate meetings to gather community input...
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Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) collectively signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on Jan. 28. This agreement is a renewal of a long-standing commitment between the NRDs and NRCS that reaches back to...

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