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Wakefield's Balloon Days festival  is celebrating it's 15th year, and has joined forces with the Wakefield BBQ Bash to create Balloons 'N BBQ, taking place Sept. 21-23. Organizers hope the earlier date will allow balloon pilots more lift-off opportunities, according to Val Bard, Wakefield Community...
Gail Korn asked herself many questions before starting her business, Garden Perennials. One of those questions was if people would be willing to travel the three-and-a-half miles out of Wayne to buy daylilies. Thirty-six years later and about a month from her retirement, the question makes her...
 Plans continue to be made for the fourth annual Pink Flamingo Nite to be held Thursday, Oct. 4 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. 'Time to Flamingle' gets underway at 5 p.m. and runs through 9:30 p.m. Sponsors include Providence Medical Center, Our Savior Women of the Evangelical Lutheran...
  The budget for the Wayne Community Schools will remain virtually unchanged for the coming year. This was the message presented to the Wayne Community Board of Education during the regular meeting on Monday. No one from the public was present during the budget and tax request portion of the...
Haven House has welcomed a new employee to be the Outreach Coordinator for the domestic violence and sexual assault family services center. Michelle Meyer assumed the duties at the end of August. Meyer is not a new face to the area or the agency. During Haven House's early years Meyer was the...
The Wayne County commissioners met Tuesday morning for the first of two September meetings. The commissioners held several open meetings and discussed projects throughout the county and the 2018-2019 budget. Wayne County's total budget is $21,327,799.91. The tax dollar request will go up to $4,771,...
The majority of the Tuesday meeting of the Wayne City Council meeting was spent on two agenda items - the price customers will pay for electricity and the city's parks and camping grounds. Andrew Ross, Director of the non-profit agency Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, spoke at length on findings of...
The Wayne Community Schools Foundation has named a new executive director after the departure of Lindsay McLaughlin. Brandon Foote started his new position with the foundation on Monday, Aug. 27 and is ready to hit the ground running. For the Foote family, Brandon, his wife Staci and their three...
Council members took two votes on whether or not to amend the city code in regard to hours city parks are open throughout the community during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council.Wayne Police Chief Marlen Chinn told the council that in 2013 the council had voted to set hours at three of the...
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...

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