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Candidates, family members and friends gathered in the lobby at the Wayne County Courthouse prior to the election results being posted.
A total of 2,094 ballots were counted this evening after the polls closed on the 2018 Primary Election.  Local results included:      City of Wayne Mayor -           Pat Melena: 415 votes           Cale Giese: 412 votes           Doug Sturm: 171 votes           Jennifer Sievers: 133 votes        ...
Approval was given to move forward  with adding a fourth section of kindergarteners at Wayne Community Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.Preliminary enrollment figures show that the class will have 81 students. This would result in each of the three kindergarten teachers having 27 students....
Chancellor Stan Carpenter informed the Nebraska State College System trustees at the recent Tuesday meeting that he would be retiring. Carpenter has been the chief executive of the system, which operates the Wayne State, Peru and Chadron campuses, since 2000. While it hasn't been determined when...
  Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found more than $11,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency during a traffic stop in Cedar County. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, when a trooper clocked a 2014 Chrysler minivan traveling at 99 miles per hour in a 60 miles...
Tuesday evening's candidate forum was attended by all the contested race candidates for the upcoming primary election. From left,  District 1 County Commissioner candidates were David Westerhold, Damon Henschke and Terry Sievers. Brandon Hall and Tammy Paustian are both candidates for the Wayne County Treasurer position. At the second table, the candidates for Wayne County Attorney Amy Miller and Michael Pieper were both present. The four mayoral candidates - Jennifer Sievers, Pat Melena, Cale Giese and Dou
Tuesday evening was a busy one for many who opted to sit in on the candidate forum hosted by the Government Affairs Committee of Wayne Area Economic Development and Wayne County Farm Bureau. Moderated by Bill Dickey and timed by Chele Misenbach, the forum consisted of five minute introduction...
Discussions centered on map provided by NextEra
Members of the NextEra Energy team and the commissioners along side the highway superintendent, county attorney and county clerk poured over maps provided by NextEra for the Sholes Wind Energy Center during the recent meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Now that a vast majority of...
After the swearing in of a new member, the Wayne City Council spent a considerable amount of time discussing the future costs of recycling.Tuesday's meeting began with Nick Muir taking the oath of office. He was appointed to fill the Ward 4 position following Jill Brodersen's  move to mayor of the...
Two new staff members were hired and approval was given for the purchase of a new reading textbook series during Monday's special meeting of the Wayne Community School's Board of Education.Kim Lubberstedt was hired to fill the K-8 School Counselor position. She has been interning with Jennifer...
After having the first race of the season cancelled due to weather, the Wayne High Power Drive team has earned honors in both of its next competitions.The team is now gearing up (pun intended) for state competition to be held in Wayne on Saturday, May 5.During a race in Lincoln, Wayne's Car E39...
This morning the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department was called to respond to a punctured fuel tank on a semi. The rig pulled over on Thorman Street where fire department personnel worked to staunch the flow of diesel fuel and keep the situation under control. Additional details will be released as...

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