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Greg Ptacek and his wife Kelly will be relocating to Wayne with their three children to make Greg's dream of owning a brewery a reality.
From 5-gallon batches to 100-gallon, Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company isn't just expanding operations — relocating and opening a taproom are also on the to-do list. Owner Greg Ptacek, of Neligh, saw Wayne not just as a great place to start a business but as a city with a culture he and his family could...
Elizabeth Chase presents Matt Ley with a commemorative plaque certifying Main Street Wayne was a 2016 Main Street America accredited program.
Elizabeth Chase with the Nebraska Main Street program was in Wayne last week to present awards to the Main Street Wayne program, several individuals and a Wayne business. "Annually we recognize the most outstanding projects and people on Main Street in Nebraska.  Projects large and small are...
Anna Kruger works in the costume shop at Wayne State College. She recruited her mother's to help with a particularly trying costume as she prepared for the spring show "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Nearly every girl dreams of donning a princess dress at least once or twice in their lives, but that bit of fantasy doesn't come true for everyone.  Anna Kruger is not one of those people though. Taking matters into her own hands by the time she was a freshman in high school, the Wayne High...
In a special ceremony held at Rice Auditorium Monday afternoon, the Wayne State College baseball team held a draft day signing ceremony and announced Jess Gibson of Wayne has signed a baseball draft day letter to become a Wildcat.Jess, a 16 year old student at Wayne High School, lives in Wayne with...
With a goal to "put more and better geography resources in the classroom," Dr. Randy Bertolas began a project his wife calls "a year of Saturdays." Bertolas is a professor of geography at Wayne State College and recently earned the attention of Nebraska's First Lady, Susanne Shore. The First Lady...
Even though the building at the corner of Second and Pearl Streets is more than 100 years old, it is home to Wayne's newest business.An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held at the 1912 Emporium on Friday.Owners Lukas Rix and Mark Kanitz spoke during the morning Chamber Coffee prior to...
Due to high demand, Wayne High School has decided to add a fourth performance of the musical "Beauty and the Beast" on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available from the school office or cast members.  Tickets for the three other performances have been sold out; however, there are usually...
Wayne Volunteer Firefighters responded to the scene of a pickup fire in the 800 block of Pine Heights. A fire call came in just before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and firefighters on the scene found flames coming from a pickup. The fire was quickly extinguished, although firefighters remained on scene,...
  A large portion of Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners was spent listening to a presentation by Jennifer Jackson from Heartland Counseling. Heartland Counseling is a Region 4 provider, which in total consists of 22 counties. Heartland covers 11 of those 22 in Region 4....
The purchase of wind energy, changes in fees to use the Wayne Community Activity Center and the amount of an employee's insurance the city will cover were all debated at length during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council.After several months of meeting at the Wayne Senior Center, Tuesday's...

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