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Thursday night friends, family and alumni packed into Wayne High Schools gymnasium to watch the 2018 Wayne High School Holiday Concert. The Jazz and Concert Band performed along with the Jazz and Concert Choir. Each group played a selection of holiday tunes. The bands were under the direction of...
Wayne Elementary Boosters (WEB) hosted a “Tropical Night in the Rainforest” at the fifth annual Holiday Daughter Dance on Dec. 14 at Wayne Elementary School.   WEB had its highest turnout ever in five years with 325 dance tickets sold. The event raised $5,700 to support students and staff at school...
Ekeko Blends has officially passed all inspections and the doors are finally open. Though business owner, Mytzy Kufner isn’t serving her cold-pressed juices or Peruvian coffees and teas yet, that aspect of the business will be starting up by the end of next week. In the meantime, Ekeko Blends is...
Lieutenant Governor,  Mike Foley stopped at last Tuesday’s Business & Industry Committee meeting at the Beaumont Event & Concert Hall. Foley opened the meeting by discussing the importance of economic growth to the state and to congratulate Wayne on successfully growing the community. He...
Last summer, hundreds of northeast Nebraskans gathered over the course of a month in coffee shops, community centers, pole barns and at county fairs to participate in candid discussions of their needs.  Community members were clear: More collaboration between PK-12 schools and institutions of...
The Wayne County Commissioners met Tuesday morning in the county courtroom. Limited progress on the Courthouse Renovation Project was made and a Wayne County official shared a certification update. Commissioners received an agreement from Kingery Construction which would lock in both Kingery and...
  The Wayne City Council now has eight members, following the appointment of Dwaine Spieker to fill the remainder of the term of Cale Giese. Spieker was sworn in during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council and will represent Ward 3 until 2020. Giese was recently sworn in as Mayor of Wayne,...
From left: Michelle Meyer, Connie Reyes and Denise Tello pose in front of the Christmas tree at Haven House with just a small portion of gifts donated through the Adopt-A-Family program.
While the holidays conjure warm, fuzzy feelings for most, that's not the case for everyone, especially some of the most vulnerable members of the community. For many years, Haven House has tried to take some of the stress out of the season with their Adopt-A-Family program. Haven House is a...
The possibility of implementing an After School program to assist students who may be at risk in a variety of ways will be explored following discussion at Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education. Elementary Principal Russ Plager told the board he would like permission ...
The state requires us to periodically test our water for drinking safety. A miscommunication with the state recently resulted in a water notice.   Background: We get about 90%-95% of our water from our wellfield north of town during this time of year. The rest of the water comes from older wells...

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