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Election results from the May 10 Nebraska primary are in, and Wayne’s City Council Ward Two race has been pared down to two contestants. Incumbent Jennifer Sievers had 100 votes to advance to the Nov. 8 general election, while Reed Allen also advanced with 85 votes. Josie Broders was third with 26...
It’s not really springtime in Nebraska until you’ve had your first big night of severe weather, and Wayne County residents experienced an extended shot of it Monday.Early in the afternoon, heavy rains and hail pelted the Wakefield area, a precursor to what would happen later in the evening as...
In an effort to better determine the healthcare needs of the hospital service area, Providence Medical Center is conducting an area-wide needs assessment.According to Providence Medical Center CEO, Jim Frank, this survey “focuses on the challenges and issues facing households in our community as...
The Wayne County Commissioners expressed their objection at Tuesday’s meeting to sacrificing recent infrastructure work for a proposed reservoir in northern Wayne County.Commissioner Jim Rabe was not in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting, but board members Dean Burbach and Randy Larson both expressed...
After several city officials last week expressed a desire to see continued study on a proposed NRD reservoir project, they got an earful from landowners in the Dog Creek area at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.With a standing-room only gathering inside the already-tight council chambers, the Wayne...
The community is invited to welcome home the three-time defending NSCRO 7-on-7 women's rugby national champion Wayne State Wildcats as they arrive in town this afternoon. The team will arrive at the Wayne State campus about 2:20 p.m. today and a celebration will be held on the west side of the...
The Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees formally inaugurated Dr. Marysz Rames as the 13th President of Wayne State College Friday afternoon in front of a packed house in Ramsey Theatre.Dr. Rames, who was hired last July by the state college board, came to Wayne State in 2015 to take...
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District has maintained that it is nowhere near ready to build a reservoir anywhere in the area.That didn't stop an overflow, standing-room-only crowd of more than 250 from expressing their opposition Thursday to having one built on their farm land.The LENRD...
Candidates for the two contested primary races in Wayne County were friendly and forthright as they answered about 10 questions from the reporter-estimated 60 in attendance at the Wayne Senior Center for Tuesday's political forum sponsored by the Wayne Area Chamber's Government Affairs Committee....
Questions about a proposed $18 million addition to Wayne Junior-Senior High School received some answers during a task force meeting held Monday at the Junior-Senior High gymnasium.About 30 people were in attendance along with community facility task force members and Wayne Community Schools...

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