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At approximately 4 p.m. today (Thursday) the Wayne Vounteer Fire Department responded to a call for the smell of smoke in a house at the corner of Eighth and Nebraska Streets. The department is still on scene determining its cause. The residents of the home were able to get out safely. The Wayne...
The Wayne State College Criminal Justice Program has announced the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation Facility will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at 211 East 10th Street. The event is open to the media and the public.The $350,000 lab facility will provide...
From left to right: Liz Onderstal, Kyla Miller, Laura Robinett, Greg Ptacek, Lukas Rix, Katie Diediker, Lexie Lenihan and Mark Kanitz enjoy a chat during a day-time, informal Wayne Young Professionals meeting. The group meets multiple times a month. If interested in joining the group, visit "Wayne, NE Young Professionals" on Facebook.
Living in a college town after graduation can be strange. For many they fall between cracks socially-the people they know from school have taken jobs elsewhere and moved away, and yet long-time residents may seem unfamiliar. Luckily, in Wayne, people familiar with the struggles of meeting new...
New faces will be greeting students at Wayne Community Schools when they head back to classes this week and those people were introduced during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education.Present at the meeting were Hannah Smith, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher; Kim...
The Wayne Volunteer Fire department responded to a call of a house fire on Saturday morning (Aug. 11) at approximately 3:40 a.m.A house in the 900 block of Windom Street was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene.Wayne Fire Chief Phil Monahan requested mutual assistance from...
Members of Wayne County's Ag Society makes a budget request at Wayne County commissioner meeting.
Wayne County began the new fiscal year on July 1 and the Wayne County Commissioners heard budget requests for the new year Tuesday morning at their meeting.  Kevin Davis, Jared Heithold and Amy Topp, representing the Wayne County Ag Society and Heather Headley and Lara Lanphear, representing the...
Wayne Elementary School principal Russ Plager welcomed students back for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, Wayne Elementary students will report for classes on August 15.
The days are getting shorter and morning lows cooler. That means school is right around the corner for area students. School around northeast Nebraska are holding events to ring in another year. To celebrate the beginning of a new year, there will be an all-school open house from 5-7 p.m. and  ...
State and local leaders and landowners joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. and Omaha Power Public District (OPPD), to break ground on Nebraska’s newest renewable energy project – the Sholes Wind Energy Center. The project will create hundreds of...
According to a press release from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, the first pool of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found within the health district of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne Counties for the 2018 season. Northeast Nebraska Public Heatlh...
The 96th annual Wayne County Fair is underway and activities will continue through Sunday. On Thursday, judging of horses, dairy, goats and sheep took place during the day. Evening entertainment was provided by L4 Livestock Ultimate Bullriding and hundreds of spectators were on hand to witness the...

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