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The new school year is not far away, and families will soon be shopping for new shoes and clothing to replace those outgrown over the summer as well as school supplies.  These back-to-school expenses can be challenging for many families.  The Wayne Extension Unit of the Salvation Army is  again...

Tractors and pickups from across the country took part in the tractor/pickup pull at the Wayne County Fair on Friday night.
Hot temperatures and high humidity did not deter fair-goers as a huge crowd was on hand Friday night for the Wayne County Fair  Lucas Oil PPL/Nebraska Bush Pullers Tractor Pull. Saturday’s entertainment includes concerts with Dylan Bloom, Larry Fleet and Josh Turner. The fair ends on Sunday with...

Wayne County Sheriff Jason Dwinell spoke to the Wayne County Commissioners during Tuesday's meeting.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners focused on a couple different matters. The first thing brought up was the approval of lodging tax grant applications. They approved 10 of the applications and denied only one due to it being turned in late.  Sheriff Jason Dwinell then discussed...
The eighth sculpture in this series is called "Borbor 7" and was created by Will Vannerson. It is made out of galvanized steel and can be found outside of the Wayne Public Library. Vannerson is from Kansas City, Missouri. He is a metal sculptor, public artist, amateur luthier and self-identified ‘...
The  annual Dixon County Fair will get underway on Wednesday July 28 at the fairgrounds in Concord. This year's fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 1. The first day of the event will consist mainly of entering 4-H and open class exhibits. Clover Kid Interview judging is scheduled for 9 a.m. Afternoon...
Thursday (July 22) marked the first day of activities at this year’s Wayne County Fair. In addition to a number of 4-H, FFA and Open Class Shows, the day featured the L4 Ultimate Bullriding Tour and Mutton Busting. The fair continues through Sunday with Friday night’s annual Free Barbecue and the...

Wayne Police Chief Marlen Chinn (center) introduced Devan Henschke (left) and Megan Mandeville as new employees with the police department during Tuesday's council meeting.
A short agenda was part of the Wayne City Council's meeting on Tuesday, and was followed by the first of two budget work sessions. Council members were first introduced to two  new employees with the Wayne Police Department. Police Chief Marlen Chinn introduced Megan Mandeville and Devan Henschke...
Wayne State has received the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant for $1,067,689 for a four-year period to strengthen the capacity and bonds between the College and the experiential training sites in...
Among the items on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education met on Monday was membership in Wayne Area Economic Development (WAED). WAED Executive Director Luke Virgil presented information on the history and work of WAED and discussed funding sources for the organization....
The Wayne County Fair officially returns Thursday, July 22 and ends Sunday, July 25. It is being held at the Fairgrounds at 301 Pheasant Run.  Throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, there will be multiple 4-H and FFA livestock shows going on. The presentation of colors and opening ceremonies...

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  • Specialists in animal husbandry held a training day to the Wayne county 4-H club members and leaders
    July 26, 2021
    From the July 26, 1951 edition of The Wayne Herald: Instructs 4-H Group In Animal Husbandry Specialists in animal husbandry held a training day to the Wayne county 4-H clubmembers and...

  • Gather Wood for Free BBQ - 7-22-1971
    July 22, 2021
    From the July 22, 1971 edition of The Wayne Herald:Gather Wood for Free BBQ Activity at the Wayne County Fairgrounds is picking up as the 1971 fair approaches.A large group of men spent part of...

  • Girl Scouts Learn New Way To Cook at Day Camp Meet
    July 20, 2021
    From the July 20, 1961 edition of The Wayne HeraldGirl Scouts Learn New Way To Cook at Day Camp MeetThe Wayne Girl Scouts participated in a five day session of day camp that was held atEast...

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