Andrea Larson spoke to the council on an application for a Community Development Block Grant-Public Works for money that would be used to assist with the development of Prairie Park.
Grants On Council Agenda
Two public hearings were on Tuesday's agenda of the Wayne City Council. The first involved an application for Community Development Block Grant - Public Works Funds. Andrea Larson, …
Governor Jim Pillen made a stop in Wayne on Tuesday as part of his state-wide town halls to share information on his proposals for property tax relief. 
Governor conducts Town Hall in Wayne
Wayne was one of four locations hosting Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen on Tuesday for a Town Hall gathering. Over 40 people were in attendance at the Wayne Country Club to listen to the governor …
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Wayne State Foundation names interim CEO
Wayne State Foundation names interim CEO (w/pic) Melissa Nelsen   The Board of Trustees of the Wayne State Foundation (WSF), which provides financial support for the mission of …
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LOCAL NEWS
Adam Bailey with Hausmann Construction gave a detailed report on the construction/renovation/remodel project taking place at the Early Learning Center and high school during Monday's board meeting.

Project update presented to school board members

Project update presented to school board members (W/pic)   Adam Bailey with Hausmann Construction and Bob Soukup with Carlson West Provondra (CWP) Architects presented detailed updates …

Lopez obtains national credentials

Ana Lopez of Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) Head Start in Wayne recently obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) national credential.   Ana started the …
Taelynn Settje and Ava Christiansen walk along the parade route during the 2023 Ag Days parade.

Laurel Ag Days to be celebrated

The Laurel Chamber Community Club is inviting everyone to the annual Laurel Ag Days to be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 13, 14, 15 and 16. Activities get underway on Thursday, …
A petting zoo at the Winside Park featured a mini horse, kittens, ducks, bunnies, a dog, guinea pigs and more. This was one of many activities taking place during the 2023 Winside Old Settlers.

Plans underway for Winside's Old Settlers

Area residents are being encouraged to make plans to attend this year's Winside Old Settlers events, scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 13-16. This year's celebration …

Juneteenth is around the corner

The fifth annual Wayne community celebration of our latest national holiday, Juneteenth, will again take place at Bressler Park, West 9th and Lincoln Streets, on Wednesday, June 19, from 6-8 pm. …

PMC recognizes May 2024 Owlet Sock Monitor recipients

PMC recognizes May 2024 Owlet Sock Monitor recipients (w/2 pics) Providence Medical Center Foundation has announced this year’s recipients of the Owlet Sock Monitor, a gift made possible …

Historical Society request on commissioner's agenda

A presentation from several members of the Wayne County Historical Society highlighted the meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Kaki Ley and Elizabeth King, …

City goals, bathhouse on council agenda

Discussion on city of Wayne goals and the plans for a Prairie Park bathhouse took up the majority of the Tuesday meeting of the Wayne City Council. Goals discussed included starting the planning …
SPORTS

Rolling Hills Post 43 Seniors add two more wins

It was a Seniors-Only doubleheader last Thursday for Rolling Hills Post 43 to extend their winning streak. From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, Post 43 entertained Peltz Construction Spartans out of …

Rolling Hills Post 43 wins twice at Pender

Mid-week Ralph Bishop League American Legion baseball took place for the Rolling Hills Post 43 Juniors and Seniors. From Pender, Post 43 visited Post 55 on June 12. The Rolling Hills Post …

Mid Summer Classic day two - Pony scores, Wayne White wins

Day two of the Mid-Summer Classic took over Graves Park in Wakefield. From Eaton Field, the Wayne White Ponies closed out tournament competition with their second pool play game. The game was …

Wayne Youth Baseball Tournament held Saturday

Two of the Wayne youth baseball teams opened up tournament competition on their home diamond. From the Summer Sports Complex, the rain-shortened Wayne Tournament showcased Pony and Bronco action …
Ryker Heithold finished fifth in his age group of the 50-meter butterfly.

Water Sports - Wayne Dolphins

The Wayne Dolphins opened the home portion of their summer schedule last Saturday at the Aquatic Center.

Metzler claims second state title

OMAHA — Wakefield senior Jordan Metzler capped her high school career in a big way with three medals, highlighted by a second straight state title in the 800-meter run at the Nebraska State …

Ley ties school record at state

OMAHA — Wayne came home empty-handed during the 2024 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships, but the two-day meet wasn’t without its share of exciting moments. In boys action, …

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 …
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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
Leonard M. Janke
Leonard M. Janke, 94, of Pender, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2024 at St. Joseph's Hillside Villa in West Point.   Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at Munderloh-Smith …
Michael G. Nelson
Michael G. Nelson, 55 of Yankton, South Dakota, formerly of Wayne, died Monday, June 17, 2024 in Yankton. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural …
Charlotte M. Lech
Funeral services for Charlotte M. Lech, 83, of Wayne, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 21 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Stanton. Burial will take place at Stanton City Cemetery. …
Flora A. Lehmkuhl
A Celebration of Life will be held for Flora A. Lehmkuhl of Pender will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Pender Community Center in Pender at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, …
Jeff E. Backstrom
Jeff E. Backstrom, 64, formerly of Concordia, Kansas, played his final round of golf and cast his last fishing line on Sunday, June 16, 2024 surrounded by his family at Mitchell County Hospital …
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 …