Ag Outlook Seminar to be held Dec. 2
Speakers for the 14th annual Ag Outlook Seminar and Appreciation Lunch have been announced by Wayne Area Economic Development Ag Task Force.   The seminar and lunch will take place Friday, …
Lenihan named 2023 Nebraska Superintendent of the Year
The Nebraska Association of School Administrators presented Dr. Mark Lenihan, Superintendent of Wayne Community Schools with the NASA Superintendent of the Year award during last week's awards …
Wildcats sweep Harding to open Central Regional
The Wayne State volleyball team cruised to a three-set win over Harding in the final game of the day Friday at the NCAA Div. II Central Regional at Rice Auditorium. The Wildcats were the only team …
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LOCAL NEWS

New therapist joins KEL team

KEL Physical Therapy and Wellness in Wayne has announced that Julie Vilkas, PT, MPT has joined the practice.  "Julie’s skills will complement the quality physical therapy and wellness …

Spotlighting final two homes in Christmas tour

The Friends of the Wayne County Museum Holiday Tour of Homes, taking place Nov. 18 (5 to 8 p.m.) and 19 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), will feature the homes of Kris Loberg and Ivan Heise, 1904 Claycomb Road, …

Four presentations, resignation on agenda

Four presentations and a resignation were on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education met in regular session on Nov. 14. From these presentations, the board received …

Bridges and lawsuit make up commissioner agenda

The Wayne County Commissioners met with Road Superintendent Mark Casey, held an executive session and approved  a fund transfer and memorandum at the Nov. 15 meeting.  After approving …

Special guests

Veterans Day programs were held in both Wayne and Winside last week. In addition of music, tributes and speakers, each of the programs included the presentation of Quilts of Valors to those who have …

Mock Trial teams begin season

The Wayne High Mock Trial teams competed at the Dakota City Courthouse on Nov. 4 in the initial rounds of the Region 6 competition.  After a long day, all three teams came out of the …

Jordan and Powicki to be featured in the Tour of Homes

The Friends of the Wayne County Museum Holiday Tour of Homes, taking place Nov. 18 (5 to 8 p.m.) and 19 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), will feature the homes of Sheryl Jordan, 1014 East 14th St., and Liesel …

E-edition of Herald now available

Starting this week, the Wayne Herald will be available as an e-edition on the paper's website, www.thewayneherald.com Patrons will be able to read all the news, sports and ads available in the …
SPORTS

Wildcats noted on All-Region honors

Wayne State placed four players on the 2022 American Volleyball Coaches Associationj’s All-Central Region Team, and coach Scott Kneifl was named the region’s Coach of the Year. Taya …

Wildcats fall short in regional semifinals

The Wayne State volleyball team saw its national title hopes come up short Saturday in the semifinals of the Div. II Central Regional at Rice Auditorium, losing in four sets to fifth-seeded St. Cloud …

Big third quarter dooms Wildcats in loss to Minnesota State

MANKATO, Minn. — No. 19 Minnesota State scored on four straight possessions in the second half to snap a 3-3 tie and go on to beat Wayne State 26-9 in the first round of the NCAA Div. II …

Beller is Central Region Player of the Year

Wayne State sophomore middle hitter Taya Beller was announced as the D2CCA Central Region Player of the Year as voted on by sports information directors in the Central Region.  Two other …

Masters named NSIC Coach of the Year

Wayne State football coach Logan Masters was named Coach of the Year by the Northern Sun Conference as the conference announced its football All-NSIC picks Thursday. In his first year as the …

WSC men’s basketball signs four

Wayne State men’s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced the signing Tuesday of four student-athletes to national letters of intent during the national signing period for the 2023-24 school …

Wildcats open region tournament play Friday

Game times and schedule for the 2022 NCAA Div. II Central Region volleyball tournament hosted by Wayne State College this weekend were finalized with NCAA officials Monday. Games will be played …

WSC volleyball to host loaded Central Regional

For local volleyball fans who have yet to experience watching the Nebraska Cornhusker volleyball team in action, this weekend will undoubtedly be the next best thing. Eight of the top Div II teams …
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AGRICULTURE

Making contributions during the holidays

The holiday season gives youth and adults an opportunity to stop and reflect on events of the past year, one’s beliefs and values, and what gives life meaning and purpose.  As 2022 …

The Farmer's Wife: Veterans walking for veterans

As I was discussing the weather last week, as in COLD, and WINDY, I came across a news article that said the annual Things We Carry Ruck March between UNL student veterans and those of the University …

The Farmer's Wife: Line from song brings back memories

I'm often surprised at the way music from my past is imbedded in this old brain.   Not just lullabies I sang to my kids, but popular songs from the Fifties, and occasionally, lyrics sung in …
Obituaries
Lois J. Miller
Lois J. Miller, 88, of Norfolk, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 at Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. …
Larry E. Anderson
Larry E. Anderson, 81, of Concord, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 at his home in Concord. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at United Methodist Church in Allen. Visitation will be …
Gary L. Hansen
Funeral services for Gary L. Hansen, 65, of Wakefield, will be held Monday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield. Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at …
Merlin A. Beiermann
Private funeral services for Merlin A. Beiermann, 90, of Wayne will be held at Grace Lutheran Church Wayne. Public Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church …
Adeline Anderson
Memorial services for Adeline M. Anderson, 92, of Norfolk formerly of Winside, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Peace Church, rural Norfolk. Burial will be held at the Spring …
Lifestyle

Nebraska Extension cares for kids

Access to quality early childhood education is a game changer for children, families, and communities.  But, Nebraska is at risk of falling behind. Families struggle to find child care, as …

Winter Weather Preparedness Day being observed

One of the essential parts of emergency management is preparedness and that is exactly what state and county emergency managers across the state were promoting on Nov. 10 as part of Nebraska Winter …

Voters to cast ballots on Nov. 8

Voters in Nebraska and throughout the country will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to cast ballots for a number of contested races and  amendments. In the city of Wayne, there are two …

Listen to the outdoor sounds of the season

A few weekends ago, I took my 4-year old son tent camping for the first time.   It was in our backyard, but I wanted to make sure he would be comfortable with the new sounds and temporary …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: Nov. 23, 1972
From the November 23, 1972 edition of The Wayne Herald 400 attend Wayne's first Farmer-Businessman Feed More than 400 Wayne businessmen and area farmers packed the Wayne State Student Center …
Memory Lane: Nov. 22, 1982
From the November 22, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald 16 years and going strong On the door of Roberta Welte's apartment is a poster that reads "Super Mom lives here." In each of the past …
Memory Lane: Nov. 22, 1962
From the November 22, 1962 edition of The Wayne Herald Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual bazaar A busy day, but a profitable one was rewarded by the Hospital Auxiliary Saturday at their annual …
Memory Lane: Nov. 21, 2002
From the November 21, 2002 edition of The Wayne Herald Schulz hanging up the street sweeper After 37 years of checking the weather at 2 a.m. to see if any snow had fallen, Vern Schulz is …
Memory Lane: Nov. 20, 1992
From the November 20, 1992 edition of The Wayne Herald 3 M's club meets for 20 years All eight members of 3 M's (Monday Merry Mothers) Home Extension Club, along with five guests, celebrated …
Memory Lane: Nov. 18, 1982
From the November 18, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald Shuttle simulation; Wayne native flies Columbia's re-entry computers As a kid, Roger Wacker always wanted to be an astronaut. Though he …