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Kari Patefield (second from left) gets to put her fashion merchandising degree to use in a location she didn't expect.
After pursuing a degree in a field she loves, Kari Patefield went back to school to get her cosmetology license. Fashion boutiques aren't known for their abundance in small-town Nebraska, but eventually everyone needs a stylist. Patefield got her degree in fashion merchandising and her minor in...
The contributed rendering gives an idea of each new locker room area, the new classroom and large trophy case to be constructed.
Wayne Junior-Senior High School has seen some major changes in the last five years, such as the addition that houses the middle school and this year is no exception. While nothing is being added on, the boys and girls locker rooms will be receiving a much needed renovation. “We’ve talked about our...
Debate on two Wayne City Council agenda items lasted more than an hour and resulted in both items being tabled.Council members discussed what action should be taken on the LB840 Committee's recommendation in regard to allocating money to Wriedt Properties to relocate four trailer houses located on...
Greg Ptacek and his wife Kelly will be relocating to Wayne with their three children to make Greg's dream of owning a brewery a reality.
From 5-gallon batches to 100-gallon, Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company isn't just expanding operations — relocating and opening a taproom are also on the to-do list. Owner Greg Ptacek, of Neligh, saw Wayne not just as a great place to start a business but as a city with a culture he and his family could...
Elizabeth Chase presents Matt Ley with a commemorative plaque certifying Main Street Wayne was a 2016 Main Street America accredited program.
Elizabeth Chase with the Nebraska Main Street program was in Wayne last week to present awards to the Main Street Wayne program, several individuals and a Wayne business. "Annually we recognize the most outstanding projects and people on Main Street in Nebraska.  Projects large and small are...
Anna Kruger works in the costume shop at Wayne State College. She recruited her mother's to help with a particularly trying costume as she prepared for the spring show "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Nearly every girl dreams of donning a princess dress at least once or twice in their lives, but that bit of fantasy doesn't come true for everyone.  Anna Kruger is not one of those people though. Taking matters into her own hands by the time she was a freshman in high school, the Wayne High...
In a special ceremony held at Rice Auditorium Monday afternoon, the Wayne State College baseball team held a draft day signing ceremony and announced Jess Gibson of Wayne has signed a baseball draft day letter to become a Wildcat.Jess, a 16 year old student at Wayne High School, lives in Wayne with...
With a goal to "put more and better geography resources in the classroom," Dr. Randy Bertolas began a project his wife calls "a year of Saturdays." Bertolas is a professor of geography at Wayne State College and recently earned the attention of Nebraska's First Lady, Susanne Shore. The First Lady...
Even though the building at the corner of Second and Pearl Streets is more than 100 years old, it is home to Wayne's newest business.An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held at the 1912 Emporium on Friday.Owners Lukas Rix and Mark Kanitz spoke during the morning Chamber Coffee prior to...
Due to high demand, Wayne High School has decided to add a fourth performance of the musical "Beauty and the Beast" on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available from the school office or cast members.  Tickets for the three other performances have been sold out; however, there are usually...

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