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Stressing over and over how well he was treated, Al Wittig of Wayne definitely enjoyed his recent trip to Washington, D.C.Wittig, a Korean War veteran, and his son-in-law, Gary Bolte, took part in a three-day Honor Flight to the nation's capital.Wittig, who was born in Ruskin, Neb. and grew up in...
Two summers ago, Jeff Zeiss couldn’t believe what he was seeing.A tree had been blown over in a violent windstorm on the morning of June 30, 2014, landing squarely on the roof of the grandstand at Hank Overin Field.The grandstand had originally been constructed during the Great Depression and had...
A number of services have been planned this Memorial Day weekend throughout the area to remember and honor those who have served their country in the military, as well as all those who have gone before us and formed this country into what it is today.In Wayne, the Memorial Day Program will begin at...
Wayne area letter carriers have seen an increase in the number of encounters with dogs recently and they’re asking dog owners for help.“We’re very concerned about the increase in the number of close calls involving dogs as carriers attempt to deliver the routes safely,” said Wayne Postmaster Beth...
Beginning Monday, May 23, the City of Wayne will begin work to replace the water main along the east side of Main Street from north of Seventh Street to 13th Street.  Most of the work will involve boring and the only street closures may be along the side streets during working hours to accommodate...
The Wayne County Commissioners got some good news from the county assessor and awarded a contract for the long-discussed Hahn Bridge project during Tuesday’s meeting.County Assessor Dawn Duffy told the board that, while there will be some increases in land valuation for the 2016-17 fiscal year,...
Electricity – buying, selling and generating – was among the topics discussed during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council.Representatives of C.H. Guernsey & Company from Oklahoma City, Okla., presented information on a proposal to conduct a feasibility study on the city's existing power...
Mother and child have been reunited.At Tuesday’s Wayne City Council meeting, Fire Chief Phil Monahan told the council that the ceramic dalmatian puppy that was taken from the east plaza at the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department was recently returned.Monahan said that a local resident returned the...
Jason Kvols of Laurel has accepted the northeast regional director of membership position within the Nebraska Farm Bureau membership department.The announcement was made Monday by Phil Erdman vice president of membership for Nebraska Farm Bureau. Kvols replaces Megan Kvols, who was hired as the...
Do you happen to have an extra four-leaf clover handy? Maybe a rabbit’s foot you’re not using?Hey – even a box of Lucky Charms cereal would work for Sam Simon right now, considering the run of bad luck he’s had lately.His luck is so bad – it almost killed him.Simon, 23, came to Wayne State College...

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