Alex McRae (left) is the fourth generation in his family to graduate from Wayne State College. His father, Tony (right), earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wayne State in 2009.
Family celebrates multiple generations of Wayne State graduates during Spring 2024 commencement
To say that Wayne State College has been a family affair for Alex McRae of South Sioux City would be an understatement.   McRae earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from …
Semi roll-over occurs on Highway 35
Several law enforcement agencies, the Providence Medical Center ambulance and the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a semi roll over Wednesday (May 22). The incident occurred …
Humanities speaker to visit Wayne
Speaker Sue McClain will present a program   "From This Day Forward" on Saturday, June 1 at the State Nebraska Bank College Branch, located at 1010 Main Street in Wayne. This presentation …
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LOCAL NEWS

Wayne State Giving Day raises $156,000

Wayne State College students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends came together on April 26 to support WSC Giving Day, a virtual 24-hour campaign in which proceeds will benefit Wayne State …

Wayne State graduate to begin Fulbright experience in September

Mary Helms, Arlington, will begin her Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) experience in September in La Rioja, Spain. Helms graduated Summa cum Laude from Wayne State College on May 4 …

Annual Pony Express Ride to make stop in Wayne

Volunteer motorcyclists are currently traveling the state and will ride over 900 miles across Nebraska to collect letters and raise awareness about children’s mental health. Among the …
Brian Kesting, representing the Wayne Community Schools Athletic Boosters, spoke on the purchase of a video board for the Wayne High School gym.

Video board, hirings on board agenda

A presentation on the purchase of a video board, discussion on a school resource officer and updates on the construction/remodel project were on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools Board of …

Wayne, county residents make decisions at the polls

Voters in both the city of Wayne and in Wayne County made their voices known during Tuesday's primary election. In all, 2,079 ballots were casting, making for just over 40% of the eligible …

Power Drive team finishes 2024 season on high note

On a beautiful day for racing," the Blue Devils were prepared to display what they have been working toward all year," said Wayne High Power Drive Head Coach Tony Cantrell. Advanced class car …

Candidates take part in forum

Candidates for Nebraska Legislative District 17 and Wayne County Commissioner District 2 took part in a Candidate Forum on Monday at the Wayne Senior Center. Approximately 50 people were in …

Drone purchase, courthouse safety discussed at Commissioner meeting

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners held a busy meeting Tuesday morning, hearing updates from many courthouse offices. Emergency Manager Nic Kemnitz started the meeting with an overview of …
SPORTS

Blue Devils 10th at district

BLAIR — The Wayne High boys golf team ended its season Monday with a 10th place finish in the B-2 district tournament at River Wilds Golf Club. Junior Colson Nelsen shot a 97 to pace the …

Blue Devils go 0-2 in state baseball

The Wayne High baseball team was playing well at season’s end, but couldn’t put things together at state and ended their season Monday with a 3-1 loss to Douglas County West in the Class …
Drew Miller placed third in the 3200 m run, qualifying him for state track.

Wayne High punches tickets for state track meet

ALBION — Wayne High will have six individuals competing in next week’s state track meet after they qualified during Tuesday’s B-4 district meet in Albion. Elle Powicki was a …

Wayne wins 1-0 thriller to earn state trip

HASTINGS — One of baseball legend Yogi Berra’s most famous remarks was “It’s deja vu all over again.” He may have been talking about the 2024 Wayne High baseball …

WSC-Minot twinbill moved to Nebraska

Due to this week's snowstorm and predicted cold weather in Minot, N.D. this weekend, the Wayne State at Minot State four-game NSIC baseball series will be relocated to Wakefield and Wayne this …

Wildcats fall in first of three Friday

ROLLA, Mo. — Missouri S&T made the most of their six hits in defeating Wayne State College 5-2 Friday afternoon in the series opener of a non-conference four-game baseball series. The …

WSC football schedule for 2024 announced

Wayne State College will play six home games and host a spring scrimmage against Chadron State as the 2024 Wildcat football schedule was released. Wayne State will host Chadron State in a joint …

WSC beach volleyball debut time moved up

Due to predicted above average weather on Monday, the Wayne State at Nebraska beach volleyball season opener previously scheduled for Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. indoors in the Hawks Athletic …
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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
Diane Marie Anderson
Diane Marie Anderson, 73, of Laurel, died Thursday, May 23, 2024 at her residence. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at Faith Community Church in Laurel with the Rev. Doug …
Donna J. Hansen 
Donna J. Hansen   Services for Donna J. Hansen, 87, of Wayne, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne. She died Wednesday May 22, 2024 at the Providence Medical …
Lyle Gene Larson
Lyle Gene Larson, 73, of Pender, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at his home.   Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Pender. …
Sam Burris
Private burial in Nebraska and Virginia will take place at a later date for Sam Burris, 80, of Thailand, formerly of Winside.   Sam died Saturday, May 11, 2024 in Thailand. Memorials …
Jeannette Giese
Jeannette Giese, 101, of Wayne, died on her birthday, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at her home at Kinship Pointe in Wayne. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20 at Journey Christian Church …
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 - April 23, 1964
April 23, 1964 — Tornado damages farm building and machinery Damage to buildings and machinery occurred Monday night about 7 p.m. at the Emil Vahlkamp farm south of Wayne when a small …
Memory Lane - April 22, 2004
April 22, 2004 — Harder achieves PGA status It was like going back to school. But the long hours of studying and work have paid off for Wayne Country Club Professional Troy Harder, who …
Memory Lane - April 18, 1974
April 18, 1974 — Remembering the past Maude Theophilus, 90 years old on Monday, reads how early life was for 95-year-old Maude Auker during Tuesday's special program for seventh grade …
Memory Lane: April 2, 1964
April 2, 1964 — Wayne resident's family escapes earthquake injury Mrs. Wilbur Hall, who had been trying to get word of the safety of her daughter and family in Anchorage, Alaska, since the …
Memory Lane: April 1, 2004
April 1, 2004 — Rats are teaching science at Wayne Middle School They are not exactly a welcome sight in your home, but kids at Wayne Middle School are excited about the rats that are …