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The third piece in this series is called "Sun to Moon" by Mary Angers and can be found outside of State Nebraska Bank and Trust. Angers, a multi-disciplinary artist, was born in Manhattan on July 22, 1958. She has resided in Long Branch, New Jersey for the past 20 years. Working in two and three-...

Lucas Thompson shows council members a drawing of the planned duplexes to be built in the Western Ridge subdivision during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Considerable discussion on several agenda items resulted in a lengthy meeting for the Wayne City Council on Tuesday. Among those items was whether or not to adjust the sewer rate charge for Patty Wieland. Wieland told the council that a water faucet on the outside of her house was turned on, by...
The second installation of this series is called "Hydraulic Jump 3" and was created by Kristin Garnant. The sculpture is made of steel tubing and is located outside of Godfather's Pizza. Garnant is from Camanche, Iowa and graduated from three different colleges for different art mediums. She has...
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) was notified that the Delta COVID-19 Variant has been identified as having infected someone living in the NNPHD Health District.  The Delta Variant is the newest variant in a long list of variants that have developed due to mutations occurring in...

Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education member Jodi Pulfer presented a bouquet of flowers as a thank you for her years of service to the district.
The acceptance of an athletic training services agreement, the first reading of a number of policies and several handbooks were among the items on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Monday. Board members first listened to a presentation from...
On Thursday, June 10, at approximately 3:25 p.m. a rural Ponca male became distressed while swimming at the Wayne Aquatic Center.  One of the lifeguards monitoring the pool noticed the teen motionless in the pool and responded to rescue him. The teen was removed from the pool with the assistance of...

Wayne City Administrator Wes Blecke (left) spoke on some possible options for the old bathhouse at 13th and Lincoln Streets during Tuesday's town hall meeting.
Wayne residents were able to voice their opinions regarding the recently completed Community Attitude Survey and future use of the old bathhouse during a town hall meeting on Tuesday. Approximately 20 people were in attendance, including city officials, council members and local citizens. The...

Mike Powicki, representing the Wayne Kiwanis Club, spoke to the Wayne City Council on a request to close a portion of Second Street for the Chicken Show Omelet Feed.
  Two ordinances were approved on final reading and two additional ordinances received second reading approval during a relatively short meeting of the Wayne City Council on Tuesday. Council members approved Ordinance 2021-8, which will amend the city code in regard to building regulations. Through...

Robyn Isom (center) was in tears after receiving the Congeniality Award from the Wayne Ambassadors. The presentation took place at Pac 'N' Save where she has been employed while attending Wayne State College.
Robyn Isom was surprised and overcome with emotion when members of the Wayne Ambassdors arrived at Pac 'N' Save on Wednesday afternoon. Brandon Hall, chair of the Ambassdors, presented her with the Quarterly Congeniality Award. He read information from her nomination letter, indicating her...

"Basics #46" is a wooden sculpture and can be found near Carquest Auto Parts.
The Wayne Herald will be showcasing the 10 different art pieces included in the Wayne Sculpture Walk over the summer. These will include pictures of the artwork, where they are located in Wayne, the artists, where they are from and information about who they are. The first in this series is a piece...

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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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