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Whether or not to allow a pit bull in the city limits of Wayne and a resolution authorizing a "Pond Feasibility Study" were the two topics that were debated at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Juan Zazveta and his brother, Fernand Lopez, spoke to the council on a request to have a pit...

Dave Fremstad
Dave Fremstad has taken over as the newest pastor at Journey Christian Church. Fremstad was born in Rochester, Minnesota and met his wife Dori while in college at Minnesota Bible College, where he received his pastoral ministry training and degree. After college, Fremstad went to seminary in...

Members of the Ruhl family present at the awards banquet were (left) Halsey and Reggie Ruhl; Sylvia and Rocky; Regan (holding Brogen) and Nate Ernstmeyer. Also on hand to support Rocky were Duane and Jean Blomenkamp of Wayne. Rocky received the Ed Johnson Award during the 53rd annual Nebraska Coaches Association Awards Banquet in Lincoln on July 25.
Rocky Ruhl received the Ed Johnson Award this year. Ruhl has had 34 years of coaching experience at Wayne. Ruhl's dedication to student-athletes and coaches at Wayne High School and throughout the state of Nebraska is hard to match. Having spent the bulk of his career coaching boys' basketball,...
On Monday night, Wakefield’s Board of Education met for their last regularly scheduled meeting before the start of a new school year on Thursday, Aug. 19. During the meeting, the board passed the 2021-2022 Safe Return to School plan, approved spending on an elementary classroom and reviewed several...
Getting the COVID-19 vaccination is fast, easy and free in northeast Nebraska.  COVID-19 vaccinations are offered in all four counties of the health district: Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties. There are several providers who offer the vaccine to the general public. Some providers offer...

New staff members at Wayne Community Schools this year include (left) Christiana Koeppe, Abby Wragge, Nick Curnyn, Samanatha Novak, Aaron Carlson, Kay Morris and Sarah Oltjenbruns.
The introduction of new staff and discussion on the district's health standards were among items on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools met on Monday. New faces in the district include: Abby Wragge, school nurse; Kay Morris, High School English; Nick Curnyn, Junior High Math; Sarah...
Wayne State College will be the setting for the John G. Neihardt Conference, “Youth Remembered, 1881-1901,’’ Sept. 20 - 21. The conference title relates to Neihardt’s final book written in his 90s, “All is But a Beginning.’’ Events begin Monday, Sept. 20 with a session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in...
Plans are underway to celebrate in Wakefield on Saturday, Aug. 21, with the annual WAKFEST celebration. Formally known as Balloons N’ BBQ, the newly reimagined festival promises a day full of fun for the whole family. WAKEFEST is a joint venture between the Wakefield Community Club and Wakefield...

Jim Lehmkuhl recently open NEN Arms & Ammo on Main Street in Wakefield.
A new business in Wakefield held a grand opening recently and brings new life to a building on Main Street. Jim Lehmkuhl, a 1986 graduate of Pender High School, purchased the building at 226 Main Street  and held a grand opening for his business, NEN Arms & Ammo, on July 24. Lehmkuhl has been...
The final part in the Wayne Sculpture Walk series is a piece called "Artifact" created by Vernon Willits. This sculpture is made of steel and is located outside of Verizon. Willits is from Camanche, Iowa. The welding technique he uses to create most of his work is a skill Willits began learning at...

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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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