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Jim Clark surveys one of the multiple model train displays in the old freight room of Wakefield's Depot Museum. The display in front of Clark has been made to have similarities to the Wakefield community, including a mini version of the depot itself.
In many cases around the country, especially in a rural state like Nebraska, the growth of communities, territories and states are intertwined with the growth of America's  railroads. In Wakefield, a small museum celebrating the town's history with the Chicago and Northwestern rail company and...
On Monday, June 29 from 4-6 p.m., representatives from engineering firm JEO will be in Laurel during an open house for the community's Downtown Revitalization Project. "The open house is really intended to give the public a chance to kind of see roughly what the plans are so far from the engineer...
Members of the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. A large tree stump was on fire at the Boys Scout Park (Roosevelt Park) near Logan Creek. The fire was quickly extinguished and no damage was done to any property. It was determined...
At roughly 4:15, the City of Wayne lost power for about 15 minutes. There are also reports that Wakefield lost power. As soon as the outage was reported, City crews got to work to restore service. Wayne City Administrator Wes Blecke told the Herald that a transmission line was out and Northeast...
Wayne Area Legacy Fund (WALF) recently presented two checks as part of the inaugural grant distribution. WALF has successfully raised enough funds through their endowment to begin granting funds to applicants.  Through the generosity and commitment of individuals and organizations in the Wayne area...
Wayne Area Legacy Fund (WALF) recently presented two checks as part of the inaugural grant distribution. WALF has successfully raised enough funds through their endowment to begin granting funds to applicants.  Through the generosity and commitment of individuals and organizations in the Wayne area...
Wakefield’s city council worked through several agenda items during a nearly three-hour meeting on June 10. Among those items were re-opening city facilities, water rates and LB840 funds. The City is planning a roughly $6 million water treatment plant project that would require current water rates...
Wakefield’s city council worked through several agenda items during a nearly three-hour meeting on June 10. Among those items were re-opening city facilities, water rates and LB840 funds. The City is planning a roughly $6 million water treatment plant project that would require current water rates...
Kelly and Greg  Ptacek saw a need in the community. Kelly works with children and sees first-hand how food insecurity affects children right here in Wayne. On Easter, the Ptacek's, who own Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company, paired with Pac 'N' Save to offer free meals. After word got out about that,...
The Wayne County Agricultural Society Board of Directors has officially announced the Wayne County Fair this year will not go on. Extension and 4-H activities will occur with restrictions. Below is a release from the board’s president David Jaeger. “It is with great regret, that the Wayne County...

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