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The Wayne County Fair is just around the corner
The 101st annual Wayne County Fair is fast approaching, and opportunities to enjoy time with friends and family will be abundant. One will be able to enjoy a plethora of events, from livestock …
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'Greet' two more of Wayne's new sculpture installments
It is time for sculptures! Each week, the Herald will be highlighting two of the 11 sculptures placed along Pearl and Main Streets in Wayne. Last week's features were "Continuum" by David Hyduke and …
Pender Community Hospital and Medical Clinics announce new billing partner
Pender Community Hospital and Medical Clinics have announced their partnership with Magnet Solutions, a statement generating company from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This sets a major milestone in …
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LOCAL NEWS

Wayne Library to host talk on “Buffalo Bill’s Nebraska”

Western history author and speaker Jeff Barnes brings the life and legend of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody to the Wayne Public Library for a Saturday, August 3, 1 p.m., presentation. …
Luke Virgil with Wayne America, Inc. and members of the Chicken Show Committee spoke during Friday's Chamber Coffee. They include (left) Chele Meisenbach, Katelynn Borders, Colman Borders, Carla Stone, Mick Kemp, Clayton Brachter and David Lindner.

It's here - Wayne Chicken Show underway

After months of planning and lots of hard work by volunteers, the 44th annual Wayne Chicken Show is underway. The majority of today's (Friday, July 12) activities take place downtown Wayne with …

July fundraiser to benefit Wayne Salvation Army Unit

“The Wayne Salvation Army unit is pleased to be working with our local Runza on a fundraising event” said Salvation Army Chair, Pastor Teresa Bartlett. On Tuesday, July 16, between 5 …

School resource officer, building project updates on board agenda

By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald.com   Members of the Wayne Community Board of Education spent of portion of Monday's meeting debating how much time a School Resource Officer …

West Nile Virus found in area counties

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department is alerting the public that the first pool of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found within the health district of Cedar, …

Wayne Sculpture Walk 2024 includes 11 sculptures

It's time for sculptures! Each week, the Herald will be highlighting two of the 11 sculptures placed along Pearl and Main Streets in Wayne. Last week's features were "Eyes of Wonder" by Sondra Jonson …

The Little Red Hen Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The Little Red Hen Theatre invites audiences of all ages to be their guest for a spectacular production of Disney’s Broadway musical Beauty & The Beast. The dazzling show features a cast …

Wayne State College awarded $50,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Wayne State College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the creation of a new interdisciplinary minor. The project, “Creating a Minor: …
SPORTS

Wayne White Ponies finish third, Wayne Blue and White Broncos advance to finals

CRAIG/WISNER/SCHUYLER – It was busy last Wednesday for a trio of Wayne youth baseball teams in their respective Tri County League Tournament games. Championship Wednesday was showcased in …

Rolling Hills Supply Post 43 Seniors advance to League Finals, Juniors fall to consolation round

WAYNE – North Division Ralph Bishop League American Legion baseball games were held in Wayne Friday evening. From Hank Overin Field, both Rolling Hills Supply Post 43 teams competed on …

Rolling Hills Supply Post 43 Jrs/Srs advance to North Division RBL finals thanks to shutout victories

WAYNE – After dealing with back-to-back weather delays, Ralph Bishop League Tournament teams were able to compete in their respective quarterfinal round. From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, …

Dirt Devil 18s, 14s conclude summer schedules

Two remaining Dirt Devil summer softball programs have recently come to an end. The Dirt Devil 18s (13-10) were scheduled to visit Oakland last Tuesday while the Dirt Devil 14s hosted Dakota …

Wayne Blue competes in Tri County League; Wayne White Named Blue Division Champion

WISNER – One final youth baseball team from Wayne will look to bring back a league championship following early July rain delays and the Independence Day weekend. Four remaining teams in …

Dirt Devil 18s, 14s open Friday competition undefeated

SIOUX FALLS, SD/HASTINGS – Pool play and opening round state competition opened Friday for two of the older Dirt Devil softball programs. From the Sherman Softball Complex in Sioux Falls, …

Wayne Blue Broncos finish runner-up in Gold Division

WISNER – Tri County League youth baseball tourney play concluded Monday evening during the Bronco Gold Division (Upper 14). From Wisner, the Wayne Blue Broncos competed in the championship …

Rolling Hills Supply Wayne Post 43 Juniors earn #1 seed in Class B Area 3 Tournament

BLAIR – Nebraska American Legion posted the official Class B and C Junior Area baseball tournament brackets on Tuesday. According to a release, these tournaments will start on Friday, July …
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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
Alice E. Mrsny
Funeral services for Alice E. Mrsny, 91, of Wayne will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at Grace Lutheran …
Claude K. Harder
Claude K. Harder, 95, of Fremont, Nebraska died Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at his home surrounded by family.   Memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 5 at First United Methodist …
Mary Kay Otte
Mary Kay Otte, 77, of Wakefield, Nebraska, died Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.   A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. …
Donna J. Hansen
Services for Donna J. Hansen, 87, of Wayne will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at First United Methodist Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from   5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at First …
Lois Carolyn Temme
Lois Carolyn Temme, 89, died Friday, June 14, 2024. Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8 at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Lois Carolyn Temme was born March 3, 1935 to Charles …
Lifestyle

Batteries not needed for all learning experiences

As a proponent of outdoor and STEM education, I also advocate for toys that provide appropriate and beneficial learning experiences for children while fostering their developing brains.  …

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 …
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 …