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   At approximately 2:15 p.m. this afternoon (Friday, Aug. 28)  the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car fire on the Wayne State College campus. Wayne Fire Chief Phil Monahan said the owner of the vehicle was attempting to start the car when the starter apparently stuck, causing the...

Still smiling after 79 years, the happy couple took some photos with family members. The ceremony was held outside in Wayne Countryview's gazebo so that social distancing could be followed.
Not many couples get to celebrate 79 years of marriage, but Clair and Lura Stoakes did just that, and in a big way, with a vow renewal ceremony at Wayne Countryview Care and Rehabilitation on Aug. 21. Residents and staff were dressed up for the ceremony that was officiated by Countryview's...
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Cobblestone Hotel in Wayne at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday. A motor on a freezer caught on fire. However, employees at the hotel were able to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. The Wayne department did use trucks and equipment to...
The Wayne Herald/Morning Shopper will host Chamber Coffee Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to join the staff for the weekly coffee at the paper's office located at 114 Main Street.

Lied Winside Public Library director Lara Lanphear and Wayne Public Library director Heather Headley updated the commissioners on activities of the county's libraries over the past year.
The Wayne County Commissioners held their second August meeting Tuesday morning from the district courtroom in the Wayne County Courthouse. During the meeting several issues were discussed, including the status of several projects going on around the county. A date for a budget hearing. Wayne...
 Two change orders on projects, two pay applications and a resolution to accept work on a recently completed project highlighted the 25 minute meeting of the Wayne City Council on Tuesday. A change order resulting in the deduction of $25,581.55 for the 2019 Nebraska Street Improvements Project was...

Wayne Community Schools' Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan (center) updates the board on re-opening plans for the coming school year.
 The plan for beginning the 2020-2021 school year and the district's budget for the coming year were discussed at length during Monday's regular meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan presented detailed information on the re-opening plan for the...
Brandon Hall, store manager of Wayne's Ace Hardware & Home welcomed guests to Wayne Chamber Coffee on Friday. Hall spoke about opening the store and highlighted some of their products. He also mentioned that in September, the store will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting.

Council members discuss the options for a fence in the Western Ridge subdivision.
 Two change orders for the Wayne Trail-Phase 2 Project were approved and council members discussed items in the upcoming budget during a meeting held at the Wayne City Auditorium on Tuesday. A change order in regard to adding cast iron detectable warning panels along the trail was approved. It was...

Wayne High English teacher Dwaine Spieker spoke to the Class of 2020 during commencement ceremonies at the Willow Bowl.
After a delay of nearly three months, the Wayne High School class of 2020 became alumni of the school during ceremonies on Aug. 1. The ceremony was held in the Willow Bowl on the Wayne State College with ideal weather conditions. Wayne High English teacher Dwaine Spieker was this year’s speaker and...


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