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LOCAL NEWS

Rotary provides support to Haven House

The Wayne Rotary Club donated $3500 to provide appliances and a makeover for one of the kitchens of Haven House.  Rotary Club member Bob Ensz spearheaded the project. The upgraded kitchen …

Mock Trial team takes part in state competition

The Wayne Mock Trial team of Mariah Davis, Easton Blecke, Mason Ley, Parker Kesting, Brooklyn Bierbower, Sophia Reeg, Alec Schaffer, and Maddie Franta competed last week in the Nebraska State Mock …

TIF, lake design, sales tax, on council agenda

By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald.com The location of a sidewalk on a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project, the size, location and water source of a lake in the city and ballot language in …

Omicron variant discovered in health district

The Omicron COVID-19 variant has been confirmed as present in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD) District through lab testing.  Although the variant tends to cause milder …

Philip Daniel to present piano recital at Wayne State College

Undeniable emotion is the heart of Lincoln native Philip Daniel’s expressive piano style. He performs a guest artist recital on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Wayne State College, 7:30 p.m. in Ley …

Wayne Public Library to host a 'Tech and Toys' Pop-Up event

Wayne Public Library recently applied for and received the 2022 ARPA Youth Grant for Excellence to expand their collection of educational toys and add more STEAM-specific toys for in-house use in the …

Interlocal agreement, insurance, negotiations on board agenda

By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald.com New leadership was elected to start the Wayne Community School's Board of Education meeting on Monday. Dr. Jodi Pulfer will now serve as board …

Nicelle Daum named new volleyball coach at Wayne High

Wayne High School Athletic Director Dave Wragge has announced the hiring of Nichelle Daum as the next Wayne Blue Devils Head Volleyball coach.  Daum, who has been an assistant coach for the …
SPORTS

Throwers hit NCAA provisional marks

Two Wayne State throwers earned NCAA provisional marks during action in the SDSU Div. II Invitational held Friday in Brookings, S.D. Sophomore Brooklyn Chipps and graduate student McKenzie Scheil …

Wildcat women drop two on North Dakota trip

It was a long, rough road trip for the Wayne State women’s basketball team last weekend, as they dropped two games during a trip into North Dakota. On Friday, the Wildcats lost on the road …

Eagins leads ‘Cats to 76-69 road win

BISMARCK, N.D. — Wayne State used a big second half from redshirt freshman guard Justin Eagins to secure the Wildcats’ first road win of the season, claiming a 76-69 win at University of …

WSC-Moorhead men's game called off

The MSU Moorhead at Wayne State NSIC men's basketball game scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within the Dragon men's program. The …

COVID cancels WSC women's game Saturday

Saturday's MSU Moorhead at Wayne State women's basketball game scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within the Dragon women's basketball program.  The …

Blue Devil bowlers handle Norfolk Catholic

On Thursday, the Blue Devil boys traveled to Norfolk and took care of business with an 18-3 win over Norfolk Catholic at King’s Lanes. Wayne won both head-to-head matches by scores of …

Krusemark steps down, Daum named new volleyball coach

After 10 years as coach of the Wayne High volleyball team, Traci Krusemark announced recently that she is stepping down from the position. Wayne High athletic director Dave Wragge announced late …

SHOOTOUT DAY 3 — Wayne boys, Pierce girls crowned champs

The Wayne boys and Pierce girls claimed the championship trophies Thursday in the Elkhorn Valley Bank Northeast Nebraska Shootout. In the girls championship at Rice Auditorium, Pierce pulled away …
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AGRICULTURE

The Farmer's Wife: Testing theory of 'Six Degrees of Separation'

In the late 60s, there was an experiment regarding a gal in Chicago who had many friends, had been in many organizations, and just liked lots of different people! She sounds like my type. …

The Farmer's Wife: Taking a trip down memory lane as new year begins

Brrr! That was one deep freeze we experienced over the New Year weekend. Fortunately, not as much snow as forecast, but the wind chill was COLD!! I had not seen the New Year in for decades, but …

The Farmer's Wife: Enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas

It's hard to believe this year is over; I'm not sure I'm ready for another year of fighting COVID and taking the precautions, because I'm in the vulnerable group. I'm finding it hard to understand …
Obituaries
Helga V. Nedergaard
Helga V. Nedergaard, 102, of Wayne, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at Wayne Countryview Estates.   Services will be held at a late date. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of …
Lelan Hingst
Lelan Hingst, 80, of Concord, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.   Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 5 until 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson. Services will be …
Sharolyn F. Biermann
Sharolyn F. Biermann, 60, of Wayne, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at Providence Medical Center. Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in …
Lonnie Gene Weinrich
Lonnie Gene Weinrich, 60, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.   Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Wakefield Evangelical Church in Wakefield. Pastor Jill …
Bernard 'Barney' Maxson
Bernard “Barney” Maxson of Kearney, formerly of Ord, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Burwell Baptist Church in Burwell. Burial …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: Jan. 21, 1982
From the January 21, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald: Homemaker School set for Wayne on Feb. 11 A homemaker school for Northeast Nebraskans has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, at the …
Memory Lane: Jan. 20, 1972
From the January 20, 1972 edition of The Wayne Herald: AAUW Gives $1,000 The American Association of University Women votecd a subscription of $1,000 for the new Medical Center building program …
Memory Lane: Jan. 18, 1962
From the January 18, 1962 edition of The Wayne Herald: Linda Morris, Winside Betty Crocker WinnerLinda Morris, Winside senior, is winner of the Winsideschool's competition of the 1962 Betty …
Memory Lane: Jan. 17, 2002
From the January 17, 2002 edition of The Wayne Herald: Project is underway for new flags in Wayne The Board of Directors of the Wayne Area Chamber began work in December 2001 to acquire new …
Memory Lane: Jan. 14, 1982
From the January 14, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald: Family, friends honoring Mrs. Matilda Nelson Matilda Nelson, born in Orsia, Sweden on Jan. 20, 1882, will observe her 100th birthday this …
Memory Lane: Jan. 13, 1972
From the January 13, 1972 edition of The Wayne Herald: County Commissioners Elect Eddie Chairman The Wayne County Board of Commissioners Tuesday elected Kenneth Eddie of Carroll chairman of …