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Wayne Area Economic Development Director Luke Virgil (left) discussed his budget request at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners had different groups explain what they are doing with their budget money. Luke Virgil from Wayne Area Economic Development was the first to speak at the meeting. Virgil explained the budget allocation that WAED has received over the last couple...

Jan Merrill with the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (left) explained the details of a Community Development Block grant being submitted by the city.
After more than an hour of debate, the resolution on a 'pond feasibility study' was tabled during Tuesday's Wayne City Council meeting. The resolution would have accepted a proposal from engineering firm Olsson for $11,800 for the study for the former lagoon area. Mayor Cale Giese started the...
The Wayne Lions Club was established July 25, 1961, and celebrates 60 years of service to the community this year. The public is invited to join the Wayne Lions in celebration of their 60th anniversary at the Friday, Aug. 6 Chamber Coffee to be held at the Cobblestone Hotel at 10 a.m.  The official...
The new school year is not far away, and families will soon be shopping for new shoes and clothing to replace those outgrown over the summer as well as school supplies.  These back-to-school expenses can be challenging for many families.  The Wayne Extension Unit of the Salvation Army is  again...

Tractors and pickups from across the country took part in the tractor/pickup pull at the Wayne County Fair on Friday night.
Hot temperatures and high humidity did not deter fair-goers as a huge crowd was on hand Friday night for the Wayne County Fair  Lucas Oil PPL/Nebraska Bush Pullers Tractor Pull. Saturday’s entertainment includes concerts with Dylan Bloom, Larry Fleet and Josh Turner. The fair ends on Sunday with...

Wayne County Sheriff Jason Dwinell spoke to the Wayne County Commissioners during Tuesday's meeting.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners focused on a couple different matters. The first thing brought up was the approval of lodging tax grant applications. They approved 10 of the applications and denied only one due to it being turned in late.  Sheriff Jason Dwinell then discussed...
The eighth sculpture in this series is called "Borbor 7" and was created by Will Vannerson. It is made out of galvanized steel and can be found outside of the Wayne Public Library. Vannerson is from Kansas City, Missouri. He is a metal sculptor, public artist, amateur luthier and self-identified ‘...
The  annual Dixon County Fair will get underway on Wednesday July 28 at the fairgrounds in Concord. This year's fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 1. The first day of the event will consist mainly of entering 4-H and open class exhibits. Clover Kid Interview judging is scheduled for 9 a.m. Afternoon...
Thursday (July 22) marked the first day of activities at this year’s Wayne County Fair. In addition to a number of 4-H, FFA and Open Class Shows, the day featured the L4 Ultimate Bullriding Tour and Mutton Busting. The fair continues through Sunday with Friday night’s annual Free Barbecue and the...

Wayne Police Chief Marlen Chinn (center) introduced Devan Henschke (left) and Megan Mandeville as new employees with the police department during Tuesday's council meeting.
A short agenda was part of the Wayne City Council's meeting on Tuesday, and was followed by the first of two budget work sessions. Council members were first introduced to two  new employees with the Wayne Police Department. Police Chief Marlen Chinn introduced Megan Mandeville and Devan Henschke...

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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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