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The fifth installment of this series is called "Icosahedron" and was created by Kirk Seese. The sculpture is made of tubular steel, MDO board and allthread rod. It is located outside of W.W. Galore. "Do you remember the feeling you had when you first discovered what you really wanted to do for the...
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name…”  Christians have been celebrating that hope by gathering to worship at 400 Main Street in Wayne, Nebraska for a long time. The cornerstone of the monumental...

An assortment of cement chickens have already made their way back to the Wayne Area Economic Development Office for this year's auction.
The Wayne Chicken Show is back in full swing next week. The theme for this year is Chicken Vacation with a large number of events happening. Festivities kick off in downtown Wayne on Henoween, Friday, July 9. The Chalk Walk will begin at 9 a.m. until noon and go from 3rd Street to Main-Pearl. ...
Representatives of Providence Medical Center, the hospitals governoring board, the city of Wayne, Darland Construction and the Wayne Ambassadors were part of a ground breaking ceremony at the hospital on June 25. Work has already begun on a $13.5 million project which will include new construction...

Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Jesse Frank works with a "patient" during training on the defibrillators recently acquired through the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) a $6.4 million grant for the distribution of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to all law enforcement organizations throughout the state. This grant builds on the...

First Trinity Lutheran Church of Altona is located southeast of Wayne, near the Cuming County line.
First Trinity Lutheran Church of Altona celebrated 140 years of God's Grace and Blessing on June 13. Church history states that "on Trinity Sunday in 1881, the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran congregation was organized under the leadership of the Rev. G. Bullinger at the home of Carl Erxleben, one and...
The fourth installment for this series is called "The Fire Within" and was created by Mike Fluent. The piece is made out of stainless steel and glass and can be found outside of City Hall. Fluent is from Wayne and has participated in many different shows and exhibits across Nebraska and parts of...
The Nebraska State Colleges Board of Trustees unanimously voted to freeze the tuition rate and fee schedules for Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges for the 2021-22 Academic Year. “It is critical that the cost to attend Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State remain as affordable as possible for our...

A lighting strike is believed to be the cause of a fire at Taco's & More early Thursday morning (June 24).
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to three calls within a short time period overnight (June 23-24). At approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, a call came in for a fire on Fairgrounds Avenue. A car sustained approximately $1,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is under...
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a one vehicle accident at approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 17. The accident occurred approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Carroll on 859th Road.   A vehicle driven by Jacob Hurt lost control, entered a ditch, and rolled.  The driver was...

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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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