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The following statement has been issued by Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Mark Lenihan."Over the weekend, staff at Wayne Community Schools were made aware of a possible threat concerning the Junior/Senior High Building. As soon as the concern was reported, we immediately engaged the Wayne...
A group of fifth grade students were on hand at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council to express their appreciation for the Wayne Police Department.The students thanked the officers of the Wayne Police Department for the work they do to keep the children safe on their way to and from school....
The Dixon County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a farm accident on Saturday, May 13.The call came in at approximately 9 p.m. to an accident at 58475 861 Road in rural Wakefield.The investigation revealed that Gerele Johnson, 63, of rural Wakefield had been run over by a piece of farm...
Valdectorians at Wayne High School included (left) Morgan Barner, Gabrielle Lutt, Hannah Belt, Marta Pulfer, Melinda Longe, Daniel Greenwald, Emily Matthes and Amelia Blankenau.
Using the word D-I-V-E-R-S-E to describe the class of 2017, the eight valedictorians at Wayne High School each chose a letter from the word to focus on during their combined commencement speech on Saturday. Marta Pulfer introduced this year's valedicatorian speech and explained how the group came...
While announced in March 2016, the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) new set of requirements still surprised many on Wayne State’s campus. The HLC, Wayne State College’s regional accreditor, made changes to the faculty role guidelines and announced those changes in March of 2016, but granted a...
Students and teachers at Wayne Community Schools will benefit from new computers following action taken during Monday's meeting of the Board of Education.A quote of $67,594.84 was accepted from Sterling Computers for lap tops for teachers in the district. The current computers being used are...
  The Wayne County Sheriff's Office investigated a traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 35 and 583 Avenue on Tuesday morning, May 9.  An eastbound vehicle driven by Tay Guill was attempting to turn north onto 583 Avenue when it was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Rufus Sellen. ...
Several agenda items warranted discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Among those items, opening bids for the new garage to be built on the courthouse grounds as well as an appeal from Nancy Johnson regarding the fund amount allocated to the Wayne Area Economic...
Electricity for the city of Wayne was part of several agenda items when the Wayne City Council met in regular session on Tuesday.Council members first listened to a short presentation from Phil Lorenzen, who told the council the city was in good financial shape. He offered suggestions on the...
Friday's less than ideal weather conditions did not stop a planned accident drill for Winside Public School students.The Winside Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Carroll Volunteer Fire Department, the Nebraska State Patrol and Hasemann Funeral Home all took part in the drill, which involved a...

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