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Beginning Tuesday, May 18, for approximately two weeks, the City of Wayne Sewer Department will be having sewer mains cleaned in various parts of the City.  The majority of the sewer cleaning will take place in Western Ridge, 13th Street between Main and Lincoln south to 1st Street, Logan to...
Two open positions within the Wayne Community School district were filled during Monday's regular board meeting. The board approved the hiring of Kaye Morris to fill the high school English position. Morris has previously served on the board of education and has been a substitute teacher in the...
Voters in Winside School District 95R approved a not to exceed $14.67 million bond issue during the May 11 election. A total of 461 voters cast ballots. Of those, 341 votes were for the said bonds and tax and 120 were against the said bonds and tax. There was a 64 percent voter turnout. Wayne...
After years of work and changes, a ribbon cutting was held for the Phase II portion of the Wayne Trail.  The event was held at the underpass, along west Highway 35. Several people spoke at the event, including City Administrator Wes Blecke who talked about the work on this portion of the trail and...
Inclement weather due to arrive in northeast Nebraska on Saturday has forced Wayne State to move all three scheduled commencement ceremonies to Rice Auditorium.  The change of venue does not change the times for the 10 a.m. ceremony for graduate students and the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ceremonies for...

Sandy Brown (right) representing the Wayne Green Team, provided an update on recent activities to members of the Wayne City Council.
How to pay for the costs of electricity from this winter's cold snap and what to do with the city's newly installed water transmission line were among the items debated at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Andrew Ross, Director of Retail Utility Services and Member Relations talked to...

Scott Hammer, one of the organizers of the MayDay STOL at the Wayne Municipal Airport, sits in the back seat of a military plane ready to take off on Friday morning.
After months of planning, MayDay STOL is taking place at the Wayne Municipal Airport. Planes from across the country, and even from other countries, are spending four days at the airport, both for the STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) competition and to show off their planes. Competition continues...
Three items were on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education met in special session on April 26. The board first went into executive session to discuss a certified staff resignation agreement and discuss legal advice in regard to the issue. Following the executive session, the...
Good news highlighted the Wayne City Council's agenda on Tuesday. The city first received a dividend check in the amount of $67,591.39 from Employers Mutual Company for the city's property insurance policy. Cap Peterson with Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency presented the check to Mayor Cale...

Scott Sievers (left) discusses the Second Amendment Sanctuary County Declaration during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.
Updates on the courthouse renovation project and the Haystack Wind Energy Project were given during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Doug Elting with Berggren Architects was present at the meeting to talk about items still on the punch list before the project is...

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