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The Wayne Juniors improved to 22-1 on the season with a doubleheader sweep of Ponca on Wednesday.In the opener, Wayne cranked out 15 hits and overcame six errors to post a 19-7 win. Wayne scored 11 in the first inning and six more in the second to take control of the game. Zane Jackson had four...
Four parks in the city of Wayne will soon have their own “little libraries” after the Wayne City Council approved a local church’s proposal at Tuesday’s meeting.Recently, members of Our Savior Lutheran Church opened their own “little library”  at the Front Porch, located near Fifth and Main streets...
A math error that prompted a delay in the awarding of a series of bridge construction projects was corrected as the Wayne County Commissioners went ahead with the awarding of a contract Tuesday.Bids for four bridge projects in the county were opened at the board’s June 7 meeting, but an error was...
A Norfolk man was killed in a one-vehicle car accident Sunday afternoon southeast of Wayne.The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported that Craig Mainquist, 54, was eastbound on 854th Road when the vehicle he was driving left the road and rolled down an embankment.Mainquist, who was not wearing a...
After an afternoon of near-100 degree temperatures, the summer heat gave way to severe weather late Friday night in Wayne.Strong thunderstorms rolled into the area from the northeast, bringing winds with gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour along with heavy rain. The wind knocked down a number of...
Students at Wayne High School will soon be wearing new attire at choir concerts.In action taken during Monday's regular meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education meeting, the board accepted a gift of $7,500 from the Wayne School Foundation. In addition, the board voted to contribute...
The Devil Dash, scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled. The event will not be rescheduled at this time, according to Lindsay McLaughlin, executive director of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation.
The Dixon County Sheriff's Office is asking local residents to be on the lookout for someone who is impersonating a law enforcement officer in the area.On Monday at about 5:34 p.m., the Dixon County Sheriff's Office received a call of a suspicious person in the rural Newcastle area. The individual...
He's not resorting to bribery or strong-arming like Jake and Elwood Blues did back in the day, but Brad Weber is putting the band back together.Weber, who retired as the Wayne High School band instructor in 2013, thought it would be a great idea to get some of the kids he taught during his 27-year...
Looking to buy a house in Wayne? Here’s a tip – don’t wait too long.The housing market is definitely a seller’s market right now, as a low level of inventory is keeping area real estate agents busier than usual for this time of year.Area real estate agents like Trisha Peters from First Realty are...

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