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LOCAL NEWS

Providence Medical Center announces hiring of new CEO

Providence Medical Center’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Danielle (Danni) Gearhart, as the new Chief Executive Officer for Providence Medical Center. The hospital …

'Stool to Cool' group hosts open house

The Stool to Cool Taskforce hosted an open house at the Wayne Community Activity Center on Tuesday. Community members were invited to view the draft concept of the old lagoon area in the southeast …

Details shared on additional sculptures

The area outside of F & M Bank, at 321 Main Street, now exhibits a creation by Michael Fluent, of Wayne, entitled “AC-PC.”  Comprised of stainless steel and glass, the piece …

Haskell Ag Lab’s Family Field Day to feature animals, weather, beer, and blood

The summer is passing quickly. It started off kind of slow and cool, but once it got going, there was no stopping it, and boy has it been toasty.  The staff at the Haskell Ag Lab near Concord …

Short agenda greets commissioners

A short meeting, with plans to reconvene scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (July 20), took place for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Prior to the start of the meeting, the …

100th Wayne County Fair underway

Thursday(July 21)  marks the official first day of the 100th annual Wayne County Fair. Several livestock shows took place on Thursday morning, along with entry and judging of Open Class …

Public hearings, budget work session on council agenda

By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald.com Four public hearings were on the agenda when the Wayne City Council met in regular session on Tuesday. The first of these was in regard to a request to …

Wayne County Fair to celebrate 100 years

For 100 years,  residents of Wayne County have been showcasing their work in the form of livestock, cooking, baking, sewing and hundreds of other exhibits and this year will be no …
SPORTS

Wayne Juniors keep state hopes alive with 7-4 win

WAHOO — The Wayne American Legion Juniors trailed early, but rallied for a 7-4 win over host Wahoo to move into the final four of the Class B American Legion Juniors state tournament Monday at …

Wayne Juniors 1-1 in Class B state tournament

WAHOO -- The Wayne American Legion Post 43 Juinors lost their first game of the season in the opening round of the Class B American Legion Juinors state tournament, but are still alive after the …

Warnock named new WSC softball coach

Wayne State athletic director Mike Powicki announced that Christy Warnock has been named head softball coach for the Wildcat program. “I am very excited to welcome Christy to the Wildcat …

WSC brings home two All-Americans from nationals

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Wayne State’s track and field teams came home with a pair of All-American honors at the 2022 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Nationals track and field meet. Mckenzie Scheil and …

WSC puts 56 on NSIC academic list

A total of 56 student-athletes from Wayne State College were named to the 2021 Northern Sun Conference Spring All-Academic Team. For the fourth year, the NSIC highlights the All-Academic Team …

Twenty-six WHS students earn academic honors

A total of 26 Wayne High School student athletes were honored by the Lincoln Journal-Star on the 2021-22 Academic All-State list. Student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of …

Wayne, TCNE trail fields at state golf

Both Wayne and Tri County Northeast are bringing up the rear after the first day of the Nebraska State Boys Golf Championships. In Class B action at Scotts Bluff Country Club in Scottsbluff, the …

Wayne wins playoff to qualify for state golf

The Wayne boys had three golfers finished in the top 10, but needed two playoff holes to make it a team trip to state. The Blue Devils tied Bennington for the third and final team spot in B-2 …
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AGRICULTURE

Doxology fitting for many ocassions

This 70 degree weather is heavenly!!  When I got out of my car on Saturday and walked into the hot south wind, I realized what the weatherman was talking about!! It was awful!! Because the …

The Farmer's Wife: Reminiscing while reading old columns

7-21 farmer's wife clara...   Reminiscing while reading old columns   I think it's hot here; then, I read in today's Omaha paper, it's going to be 104 in the UK, and railroad …

Options available for intergenerational living space

I had an interesting guest for coffee last week (I typically offer cookies, too, but the cookie jar is empty.. it's been too hot to bake.)  Anyway, she is a sweet, young thing who was a delight …
Obituaries
Byron Janke
Bryon L. Janke, 80, of Norfolk, formerly of rural Carroll, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Services will be held Monday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. …
Merlin L. Frevert
Merlin L. Frevert, 96, of Wayne,  died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 at Wayne Countryview Care and Rehabilitation in Wayne. Funeral services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, …
Hubert 'Hugh' E. O'Brien
Hubert "Hugh" E. O'Brien, 85, of Wayne formerly of Ponca, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.  A Christian service with military rites will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at …
Mary deFreese Brooks
Mary deFreese Brooks died July 22, 2022 at her home in Edmond, Oklahoma. Memorial services were held Saturday, July 30 in Edmond. Mary deFreese Brooks was born April 3, 1952 in Wayne, the …
Francisco G. Morales
Mass of Christian Burial for Francisco G. Morales, 75, of Wayne will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 11 from 5 to …
Lifestyle

Thirty-five service projects for kids

By Kim Bearnes, Extension Educator Here is a list of service projects for kids and opportunities for kids to volunteer within their community that will empower kids with responsibility, engage …

It's time to get ready for the fair

With the 4-H programs in full swing throughout Nebraska and fairs quickly approaching, here is fun poem for any 4-H family trying to finish projects the night before entry day.   I am …

Summer Science camp coming soon

Science is one of my favorite subjects.  I love animals. I like asking questions and doing experiments.  I like spiders and insects (except flies and mosquitoes), and I try to insert …

40 assets that youth need to succeed

Studies conducted by the Search Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota during the past 25 years, of more than 6 million young people in the United States and around the world to understand: how young …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: August 15, 2002
From the August 15, 2002 edition of The Wayne Herald Wayne Habitat for Humanity family has been selected Wayne Habitat for Humanity committee members recently selected Charles and Melissa McCoy …
Memory Lane: August 11, 1992
From the August 11, 1992 edition of The Wayne Herald Everything worked The largest number of events and fairgoers and the fewest number of problems was how Wayne County Ag Society president …
Memory Lane: August 10, 1972
From the August 10, 1972 edition of The Wayne Herald Wayne Woman's cake recipe published "Speechless" is what Mrs. Frank (Marie) Lansing, Wayne, was when she received a card from Elsie W. …
Memory Lane: August 9, 1982
From the August 9, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald Outdoor Mass highlighting St. Mary's Parish centennial celebration With the theme of "A Family of Faith, We Stand in One Spirit," St. Mary's …
Memory Lane: August 9, 1962
From the August 9, 1962 edition of The Wayne Herald Free barbecue and Livestock Judging today as Fair opens A free barbecue and a speech by Gov. Frank Morrison will be featured today at the …
Memory Lane: August 4, 1982
From the August 4, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald Ball park named Overin Field A smile began to beam on the face of Wayne coach Hank Overin as Mayor Wayne Marsh announces that the Wayne city …