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Rev. Donald Cleary is shown here with members of St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1997. Cleary was the parish priest in Wayne from 1986-1998.
According to a press release from the Archdiocese of Omaha, Archbishop George Lucas has permanently removed the Rev. Donald Cleary from public ministry. Cleary, who was the pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wayne from 1986-1998 refused to contest an allegation that he sexually abused a minor...
Wayne County Clerk, Deb Finn, announced Friday afternoon that there is a write-in candidate for the Wayne Airport Authority. Mark Putnam filed Friday for a position on the board. There are two positions currently open and only one other candidate, Scott A. Hammer, is running. The deadline to...
From Deb Finn, Wayne County Clerk: The voter registration deadline for the General Election is Friday, October 26th.   This applies to new registrants and to anyone needing to update their voter registration. The County Clerk's office will remain open until 6:00 p.m. that evening.
  At approximately noon on Tuesday, the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in a gutter at the corner of Seventh and Lincoln Streets. Leaves in the gutter were on fire, which was quickly put out by the firefighters. Wayne Fire Chief Phil Monahan said it appears a cigarette was...
Tyler Gilliland
Wayne State College and The Wayne Herald are featuring students of the month each month. Look for students you may know and congratulate them on a job well done! Tyler Gilliland: Tyler Gilliland is a senior at Wayne Community Schools. As a senior, Tyler serves as the FFA President. In this role, he...
Bren Vander Weil stands in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow during his travels.
Hey there. I'm Bren Vander Weil, Wayne High class of 2007 and WSC class of 2013, and I recently completed 2 years (Sept. 25, 2016-Sept. 25, 2018) as a guest English teacher in South Korea. Sometimes, oftentimes, when catching up with folks from home I'll be asked, "What's the biggest difference...
For the second time in their new meeting space in the Wayne County courtroom, the Wayne County commissioners met on Tuesday, Oct. 16. During the meeting the commissioners heard from the county roads department and approved a series of requests from the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau...
Information on the possibility of upgrading the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems at Wayne Elementary, as well as several other projects in both buildings was presented to the board during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Randy Herrick with CTS...
Homecoming coronation took place Oct. 3 at Wayne High School this year. Jess Gibson was crowned king by the 2017 Homecoming Queen, Kiley Hammer and Hana Nelson was crowned queen by the 2017 Homecoming King, Mason Lee. Crown bearers were Anna Rockhill and Benjamin Hix. Members of the court included...
The Wayne County Commissioners held their first October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in a new location. The commissioners will now meet in the Wayne County Courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse. The commissioners discussed 2018 tax rates and roads. Wayne County's tax rate will have a small...

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