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Due to this weekend's impending inclement weather, the Household Hazardous Waste Event at Wayne Transfer Station has been rescheduled.Originally scheduled to take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, the event will now be held on Friday, April 27 at the same time.According to Sandy Brown...
The resignations of three staff members at Wayne Community Schools were accepted, with regrets, during Monday's regular meeting of the Board of Education.Emily Duerst, Brooke Reeson and Jennifer Cliff each submitted letters of resignation to the board prior to the meeting. Duerst had been teaching...
Wayne High School's Prom will take place  Saturday, April 14 at Wayne State College.  The Grand March will be held at 6 p.m., supper at 7 p.m. and the dance from 8 p.m. - midnight.  This year's prom theme is Enchanted Forest.  The Prom Court includes queen candidates - Jamie Gamble, Shania Anderson...
At approximately 4 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday, April 5) the Wayne Police Department, Wayne Volunteer Fire Department and Providence Medical Center ambulance crew responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident. The accident occurred at the intersection of East Highway 35 and Centennial Road....
Cheri Hakeneis and her husband Mike currently reside in Laurel with two of their six children, Josh and Chandra. Hakeneis suffers from COPD and is waiting to be placed on the transplant list in Omaha.
LAUREL — Breathing is something everyone does and, usually, it's done without effort.   It’s something most people take for granted. Not Cheri Hakeneis, though. She is thankful for every breath.  Hakeneis, 49, has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung...
The final item on the Wayne City Council's agenda on Tuesday was not something council members deal with on a regular basis.Council members were asked to take action to accept the resignation of Mayor Ken Chamberlain.Chamberlain told the council that he and his family will be moving this summer and...
Grass fires flared up both north and south of Wayne Friday afternoon, compounded by gusty winds and dry vegetation left from the winter. More details to follow. 
When disaster struck the east end of Wayne on October 4, 2013, the community and surrounding towns came together to handle the destruction left by the mile-wide tornado. Meetings like the one above, allowed emergency personnel and agencies to communicate a plan. Severe weather plans are imperative to safety, which is why the City of Wayne enacts certain regulations during inclement weather.
As one season’s severe weather comes to a close (hopefully) and another’s begins, it’s important to realize the value of a plan. When the City of Wayne was hit in 2013 by a mile-wide tornado, it helped to make everyone aware of how important having emergency plans was.  The City of Wayne has...
In conjuction with National Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs March 26 through March 30, the City of Wayne will be participating in a state wide mock tornado drill on Wednesday. The Villages of Carroll and Winside will also be participating. Outdoor tornado warning sirens will be tested...
Several members of the Wayne High School Speech Team represented Wayne at the State Speech Championships on March 22 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.These included Nate Burrows in Entertainment, Jack Osnes in Serious Prose, and Christopher Woerdemann in Extemporaneous. Each performance given...

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