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A quilt made by Vernae Luhr will be raffled off as part of this year's Pink Flamingo Night activities.
Organizers have announced the theme and dates for the sixth annual Pink Flamingo Night. This year, those attending will be encouraged to "Spread Kindness Like Wildflowers" on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and meals will be served starting at 5:30...
To support its priority of in-person learning and the safety of the college community, Northeast Community College will require face masks be worn in all buildings on all of its campuses.  “Our students want to be here in person,” said Leah Barrett, college president. “I have asked employees to...

County commissioners Dean Burbach, Jim Rabe and Terry Sievers discuss the county's upcoming fiscal year budget with County Clerk Deb Finn on Tuesday.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners went over the 2021-2022 budget. The total budget is $25,193,540.90, the total tax dollar request is $5,170,929.91 with an increase of $159,416.54 and an unused budget authority of $1,046,040.34. The county interest rate received was less than 50...
Clair (101) and Lura (96) Stoakes took a spin around Wayne on Monday in observance of their 80th wedding anniversary. They couple, married Aug. 23, 1941 in ElCayon, California, were able to reminisce as Lowell and Kathy Johnson drove them around in a 1926 Model T Touring Sedan. Clair recalled...

Wayne High School Homecoming candidates for this year include (front) Taytem Sweetland, Reagan Baker, Rubie Klausen, Hope O'Reilly and Sydney Redden. (back) Kaden Hopkins, Mason Frevert, Tanner Walling, James Dorcey and Brandon Bartos.
Wayne High school is busy planning Homecoming festivities for the week of Aug. 29- Sept. 3. Queen candidates this year include Hope O’Reilly, daughter of Pat and Gretchen O’Reilly; Reagan Backer, daughter of Jeff and Rhonda Backer; Rubie Klausen, daughter of Jeramy and Tara Klausen; Sydney Redden,...
Many Americans look to the Labor Day holiday weekend as the unofficial end of summertime.  No matter how you plan to celebrate the end of the season this year, make sure you plan it safely.   This Labor Day weekend, law enforcement in Dixon County is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled...

Adam Goos (left) shares plans for WakeFest during last week's Wakefield City council meeting.
Discussion of projects around the community dominated the Wakefield City Council meeting on Aug. 11.  A community development block grant (CDBG) application was approved, discussion about downtown parking was held and the council heard a request from Wakefield Community School among other agenda...

Megan Weaver discusses the application for Lodging Tax money for a recent event in Wakefield during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners discussed a few things. Megan Weaver was the first to talk on Tuesday. Weaver was appealing the denial for a Lodging Tax Grant for the Wakefield Field Party held on June 12 due to the application being submitted late. Weaver explained that they...
The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Wayne State College on Sept. 16. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each, to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center on the Wayne State campus. “The Court...

The SNBuilding, located at 1010 Main Street in Wayne, will be the site of a ribbon cutting and Open House on Friday, Aug. 20.
State Nebraska Bank & Trust invites the community to the official grand opening of the SNBuilding located at 1010 Main Street in Wayne, on Friday, Aug. 20.  Starting at 9 a.m., there will be an open house all day with food and fun giveaways while supplies last.  The Chamber Coffee will take...

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  • September 22, 2021
    Check out some of the photos from this week's Memory Lane feature.To see the stories featured this week, visit this link:http://mywaynenews.com/memory-lane-sept-23-2021-edition
  • September 20, 2021
    While everyone may have their own definition of what age range constitutes a “youth leader” it is important to remember that all of them are our future leaders. These youth are the...

  • Twenty-three of the 36 active firemen pictured here are, left to right, back row: Harold Fleer, Harry Leseberg, Lloyd Russell, Ivan Creighton, Ivan Beeks, Dick Mead, Wayne Tietgen, Pat Hailey, Bud Froehlich, Pete Dawson, Lee Swinney (chief), Paul Koplin, Merle Beckner; front row, left to fight: Bill Kugler, Leonard Schmidt, N. H. Brugger, Bill Mellor, Warren Bilson, John Theil, Mert Ellis, Kent Hall, Clete Sharer and Joe Dorcey.
    September 14, 2021
    From the Sept. 14, 1961 edition of The Wayne Herald:Wayne and the Wayne Rural Fire District calls for practice as well as actual fire fighting. Waynefiremen meet twice a month, holding a meeting the...

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