Wayne County 2024 election filing information released
Wayne   County Clerk Debra Finn has released the names of those filing for office for the May 2024 Primary in Wayne County. The deadline for incumbents to file has passed, as it was Feb. …
Wayne High senior Garret Schultz tries to control Hunter Jacobsen of Waverly in their Class B 120-pound finals match at the State Wrestling Championships in Omaha. Jacobsen won on a 9-1 major decision to leave Schultz with the runner-up medal. (Photo by Michael Carnes)
Schultz takes runner-up at state wrestling
OMAHA — Wayne High senior Garrett Schultz had a tremendous weekend, even though he came up one match short of a title. The 120-pounder simply didn’t have an answer for the attack of …
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LOCAL NEWS

Action continues at NSAA State Wrestling

Consolation matches and semifinals began today at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.  Grant Mass, in the 165 division, lost in first round consolations. Alex Frank, in the 144-pound division, …
Wayne High senior Garrett Schultz advanced to the semifinals in Class B 120-pound action at the State Wrestling Championships in Omaha. (Photo by Mary Vanderbeek)

Update: First and second rounds of state wrestling complete; girls finish first round

The first round of the Class B boys state wrestling tournament is complete with two the three Wayne High wrestlers earning wins. In the 120 pound division, Garret Schultz won 5-0 and will move …
Russ Plager (right) visits with Rusty Parker following last week's Meet & Greet. Plager was chosen as the new high school principal for Wayne Community Schools.

Plager named new high school principal

Russ Plager has been chosen as the new high school principal for Wayne Community Schools. The announcement was made following board action at Monday's meeting of the Board of Education.  …
Gene and Joyce Mitchell were crowned King and Queen at Countryview for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day royalty crowned at Countryview

Gene and Joyce Mitchell were crowned the Valentine's Day King and Queen at Countryview Care & Rehabilitation on Feb. 14. Voting for the honor took place among all residents, staff and guests. In …
Russ Plager (right) visits with Rusty Parker following last week's Meet & Greet. Plager was chosen as the new high school principal for Wayne Community Schools.

Wayne Community Schools hires new high school principal 

At the regular meeting of the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education on Feb. 12, Mr. Russ Plager was approved as the next High School Principal for the 2024-25 school year.   Mr. Plager …

A second chance leads to almost 70 years of love

By Aubreanna Miller editor@wayneherald.com   Sometimes, a second chance is all you need to build a life with your soulmate. A fast and memorable 68 years ago, this fact came true …

Courthouse windows, bid updates on Commissioner agenda

By Aubreanna Miller editor@wayneherald.com   The Wayne County Commissioners heard updates from the new highway superintendent and discussed the courthouse window replacement …

Speech team continues its wins

Members of the Wayne High Speech Team, took part in the Wayne High/Wayne State Classic Invitational on Feb. 3 at Wayne State College. Results for the Wayne competitors included the following: …
SPORTS

Bolles makes semifinals at state wrestling

It was an up-and-down afternoon for the two Wayne High girls competing in the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha. Essynce Owens-Webb had fourth-ranked Carlie McKibbin down 4-0 in …

Wayne sends three boys, two girls to state

Area wrestlers competed in district action over the weekend, and six grapplers qualified for the state tournament after finishing in the top four of their respective weight classes. On Friday, …

Area girls basketball subdistricts announced

Area girls basketball subdistricts were announced Thursday by the Nebraska School Activities Association. Area brackets are as follows: C1-7 at West Point-Beemer Tuesday, Feb. 13 6 p.m. …

Jensen rolls to second straight title, Peterson third in boys

By MICHAEL CARNES For the Herald LINCOLN — Wayne High senior Jersi Jensen made a little history Monday afternoon at Sun Valley Lanes. The Wayne High senior secured her second …

Wayne High girls claim fourth straight state bowling title Young Blue Devil boys squad takes runner-up in Class B

By MICHAEL CARNES For the Herald LINCOLN — Winning state titles never gets old. Just ask Wayne High bowling coach Josh Johnson, who had to load up two more trophies in the school …

THEY DID IT AGAIN!

LINCOLN — The Wayne High girls bowling team continued its dominance in Nebraska Tuesday night with a four-game win over Elkhorn North to claim the Class B title at the Nebraska State Bowling …

Jensen rolls to second straight title, Peterson third in boys

LINCOLN — Wayne High senior Jersi Jensen made a little history Monday afternoon at Sun Valley Lanes. The Wayne High senior secured her second straight Class B singles title at the Nebraska …

Wayne girl grapplers grab first-ever team title

The Wayne High girls wrestling team brought home two individual champions and eight medalists helped the team win the team’s first championship Friday at the Plainview Invitational. …
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AGRICULTURE

It’s National 4-H week y’all!!!

It’s that time of year when we celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to new opportunities.   Let me share a little bit about the 4-H program and I want to invite you to contact …

4-H is available in the classroom

By Julie Schultz, Wayne County and   Tayler Wickham, Washington County     4-H provides youth with the opportunity to learn by doing; but that opportunity is not only …

Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day coming soon

Area residents are being reminded of the Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory to be held on Thursday, Aug. 10. The event will be held at the …
Obituaries
Ellie Mae Rees
Ellie Mae Rees, 86, of Concord, died Tuesday, Feb.20, 2024 at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m.   Monday, Feb. 26 at the Evangelical Free Church in Concord with the Rev. Todd …
Delores Alma Wobig
Delores Alma Wobig, 94, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.   Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove. Memorials may be made to …
Vern H. Schulz
Vern H. Schulz, 84, of Wayne, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at his home at Kinship Pointe in Wayne. Memorial services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11 at Our Savior …
Vicki Lee Fisher
Vicki Lee Fisher, 70, of Union Star, Missouri (formerly of Hastings, Neb.) died Thursday, Feb 1, 2024 at her home. The family will hold her funeral on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at Faith …
Kurt Powers
Kurt Powers, 62, of Bennington, was diagnosed with cancer on Jan. 5, 2024 and passed away on Jan. 29, 2024.   A drop-in Celebration of Life will be held at The View on State, 13467 State …
Lifestyle

Love is in the air?

February is finally here, after what seems like a never-ending January.  Many of us are looking forward to Valentine’s Day as we think about people or things we love. Have you ever …

Volunteer opportunities available through 4-H

The American volunteer rates are amongst the highest in the world.   It’s true that fire departments, libraries, museums, schools, and many other organizations could not function without …

New year, new opportunities available through 4-H

​Happy New Year and 2024! I hope your new year is off to a great start, other than the cold temperatures and snow. It is one of our favorite times of year at Nebraska Extension in Wayne …

Vitamin D – More important than we thought

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” has been recognized for decades as an essential partner with calcium in promoting bone health. Only 10-15% of the calcium that we ingest is absorbed …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: March 10, 1983
From the March 10, 1983 edition of The Wayne Herald Allen welding team wins competition Several students from the vocational agriculture class at Allen High School took part in the District 3 …
Memory Lane: Feb. 12, 2004
From the February 12, 2004 edition of The Wayne Herald  Mrsny takes proactive approach in job Jason Mrsny of Wayne, is the crime prevention officer at Wayne State College. He graduated …
Memory Lane: Feb. 11, 1974
From the February 11, 1974 edition of The Wayne Herald Give him a few more years It will be quite a while before two year old Matt Peterson will be able to wrestle in high school …
Memory Lane: Feb. 9, 1984
From the February 9, 1984 edition of The Wayne Herald  Presidential birthday Miranda Glassmeyer holds a special card she received on her seventh birthday. Miranda, who has the same …
Memory Lane: Feb. 8, 1994
From the February 8, 1994 edition of The Wayne Herald  'Unsung Hero' declines the recognition Nursing homes and neighbors are the beneficiaries of good deeds by this month's Unsung …
Memory Lane: Feb. 7, 1974
From the February 7, 1974 edition of The Wayne Herald National Caliber National Appaloosa Queen Mary Walsh is spending several days visiting relatives in Wayne before heading for Omaha …