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Cari Wren said she has no plans to “skip away” from Wayne when she steps down as executive director of Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation at the end of the month.Wren’s husband, John, recently left his post as commander of Wayne’s Nebraska National Guard unit and took a position as a...
Officials at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge school are making changes in their check-in system in response to an incident Friday that led to an individual being taken into protective custody.At about 10:40 a.m. Friday, the school was placed in lockdown after an unidentified person entered the building....
Construction is nearing completion on the renovations to Hank Overin Field, and the Rebuild Hank Committee recently received another check from a local bank to assist with raising money for the project.Elkhorn Valley Bank donated $5,000 to the Rebuild Hank Fund. The check presentation was made last...
At 10:40 a.m. Friday morning, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School in Laurel was placed in locked-down due to an unidentified person in the building.  Students and staff were removed from the area and the individual was isolated with designated school personnel.  Law enforcement officers responded to...
While the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District has not officially presented any plans, talk of a possible reservoir being built northwest of Wayne has some local landowners upset.At last month’s LENRD meeting, Olsson Associates presented results of a reservoir evaluation project that was...
A proposal to increase the city’s sewer rates to non-residents got a cold splash from a local resident during Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne City Council.Currently, non-residents pay double the city water and sewer rate, and a proposal was on the agenda to increase that multiple from 2 to 2.5,...
Wayne State College is hiring from within as it announced its new Vice President for Academic Affairs on Tuesday.Steve Elliott has been appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs. He will begin his VPAA duties July 1, 2016, taking over for Mike Anderson, who will step down this June."I know...
Providence Medical Center CEO Jim Frank announced Tuesday that he has received notification that Providence Medical Center has been named a 2016 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by IVantage Health Analytics."This is a very prestigious award and places PMC in the top 10 percent of all critical-...
The Tuesday, May 10 primary elections are fast approaching, and if you haven't registered to vote yet, or need to make changes to your registration, the deadline to make those changes is near.Wayne County Clerk Deb Finn told The Wayne Herald that this Friday, April 22, is the last day for...
A Friday afternoon collision between a mini-school bus and a vehicle at the traffic signal just east of Wayne Junior-Senior High School sent two people to Providence Medical Center.According to eyewitness accounts, a maroon Jeep 4x4 collided with the bus, owned by Mid State School Bus Inc. of Wayne...

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