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After a year of having only a limited number of in-person programs, the majority of area communities are planning Memorial Day programs for the weekend of May 30-31. The Memorial Day program at St. Anne’s Cemetery at Dixon will be held following current health directive guidelines for outdoor...

Sandy Brown receives the Citizen of the Year Award from last year's recipient, Ken Kwapnioski. Also pictured are members of Sandy's family, Matt Ley, Josie Ley and Mason Ley.
After a nearly four-month delay to ensure the safety of those attending, the Wayne Area Economic Development 2021 Annual Banquet was held May 23 at The Beaumont Event & Concert Hall. More than 300 tickets were sold to this year's event which included a silent auction of donated items, a dessert...

Brett Davis with Waste Connections of Nebraska (left) was present at Tuesday's City Council meeting to answer questions in regard to the contract between the city and his business.
  After more than a year of meeting either virtually or in other locations in Wayne, the Wayne City Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall. On the agenda were several items pertaining to water and several ordinances. Ken Halvorsen with the Nebraska Rural Water...
Beginning Tuesday, May 18, for approximately two weeks, the City of Wayne Sewer Department will be having sewer mains cleaned in various parts of the City.  The majority of the sewer cleaning will take place in Western Ridge, 13th Street between Main and Lincoln south to 1st Street, Logan to...
Two open positions within the Wayne Community School district were filled during Monday's regular board meeting. The board approved the hiring of Kaye Morris to fill the high school English position. Morris has previously served on the board of education and has been a substitute teacher in the...
Voters in Winside School District 95R approved a not to exceed $14.67 million bond issue during the May 11 election. A total of 461 voters cast ballots. Of those, 341 votes were for the said bonds and tax and 120 were against the said bonds and tax. There was a 64 percent voter turnout. Wayne...
After years of work and changes, a ribbon cutting was held for the Phase II portion of the Wayne Trail.  The event was held at the underpass, along west Highway 35. Several people spoke at the event, including City Administrator Wes Blecke who talked about the work on this portion of the trail and...
Inclement weather due to arrive in northeast Nebraska on Saturday has forced Wayne State to move all three scheduled commencement ceremonies to Rice Auditorium.  The change of venue does not change the times for the 10 a.m. ceremony for graduate students and the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ceremonies for...

Sandy Brown (right) representing the Wayne Green Team, provided an update on recent activities to members of the Wayne City Council.
How to pay for the costs of electricity from this winter's cold snap and what to do with the city's newly installed water transmission line were among the items debated at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Andrew Ross, Director of Retail Utility Services and Member Relations talked to...

Scott Hammer, one of the organizers of the MayDay STOL at the Wayne Municipal Airport, sits in the back seat of a military plane ready to take off on Friday morning.
After months of planning, MayDay STOL is taking place at the Wayne Municipal Airport. Planes from across the country, and even from other countries, are spending four days at the airport, both for the STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) competition and to show off their planes. Competition continues...

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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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