No wild card needed -- Wayne bowlers roll their way to B-3 district title
NORFOLK — When you have a spot secured in the state tournament before district play begins, a team can go one of two directions — take it easy and save themselves, or win districts and …
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Dear Patrons of  Wayne Community Schools,   We are having a fantastic 2022-23 school year! As always the school year is flying by as we are well into the third …
Winside teacher arrested
Over the course of the past weekend, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received information of a sexual relationship between a Winside Public School teacher and a student.   The Wayne …
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LOCAL NEWS

Speech team takes part in Boone Central Invitational

Members of the Wayne High School Speech Team took part in the Boone Central Invitational on Jan. 21. Results are as follows: Novice division:  Riley Olson, fifth in Humorous; Dean Young, …

Theme for Nebraska State Fair announced

Whatever your flavor, you’ll find it at the 2023 Nebraska State Fair. “Whatever Your Flavor” has been officially unveiled as this year’s State Fair theme. Fair officials …

A capella group Voctave to be part of Black and Gold series

A cappella sensation Voctave marks the opening of the newly renovated Ramsey Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Wayne State College.  The 7:30 p.m. concert is part of the WSC Black and Gold …

Record-breaking night

Wayne State’s Jordan Janssen became the all-time leading scorer in Wildcats history on Saturday night during the lopsided win over Minnesota Crookston. The Lincoln native also had a career high …

Gifts of life insurance benefit Wayne Area Legacy Fund

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the Wayne Area Legacy Fund.  If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider …

Wayne speakers take part in Pierce Invitational

Members of the Wayne Junior Varsity and Varsity Speech team took part in the Pierce Invitational on Jan. 14. Results from the JV portion included: Carli Canham, sixth in JV Serious Prose; …

Commissioners discuss cost of living increase for county employees

The Wayne County Commissioners discussed pay increases, appointed a new chairman and met with Highway Superintendent, Mark Casey, and a member from the Wayne County Ag Society during their Jan. 17 …

Prairie Park Project update is presented to council

Steps were taken during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council to move forward with the Prairie Park Project in the southeast portion of Wayne. Matthew Smith with Olsson, the engineer for the …
SPORTS

Wayne State baseball picked 10th in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. 

The Wildcats received 98 points in voting conducted by league coaches after placing ninth in the NSIC last season with records of 19-26 overall and 13-18 in the NSIC.Minnesota State, the defending …

Rough weekend on the road for Wildcats

It was a rough weekend on the road for the Wayne State men’s and women’s basketball teams, as both suffered losses on Friday and Saturday night. On Friday, the Wayne State women fell …

Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout Results -- Day 3

Results from the final day of action at the 2022 edition of the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout: Girls BracketWednesday Dec. 28 at Wayne State CollegePierce 51, LCC 41Pender 45, Hartington CC …

Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout results -- Day 1

Here are results and schedules for the 2022 edition of the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout: Girls BracketWednesday Dec. 28 at Wayne State CollegePierce 51, LCC 41 -- Skylar Scholting had a …

Walker, Beller earn All-America honors

Wayne State College volleyball players Rachel Walker and Taya Beller were named to the 2022 Academic All-America Volleyball Team announced by College Sports Communicators in NCAA Div. II. Both …

Area Holiday hoops tournaments announced

Great Northeast Nebraska ShootoutGirls BracketWednesday Dec. 28 at Wayne State College9:30 a.m. — Pierce vs. LCC12:30 p.m. — Pender vs. Hartington CC4 p.m. — Auburn vs. Winnebago7 …

Fall Academic-All State list announced

The Nebraska School Activities Association announced its list of Academic All-State honorees for the fall sports season. Honorees are as follows: Wayne Boys Cross Country — Easton Blecke, …

Wildcat men's rugby to play for national title

The Wayne State College men's rugby team will play for all the marbles Sunday after winning in the semifinals of the Small College division Friday at the National College Rugby Championships in …
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AGRICULTURE

The Farmer's Wife: Sharing stories and memories with friends

My word, one month gone already!  We still don't have snow to speak of, but you can keep the frigid temps up north!!  I did not leave the house yesterday; it's just too easy to …

The Farmer's Wife: Mail includes entertaining calendar

As usual, the month is going fast, even though, as my neighbor claims, I don't have that much to do, but it takes me all day to do it!! The mail here can arrive any time after noon until 5 p.m., …

The Farmer's Wife: Reminiscing about life on the farm

I read a story a couple of weeks ago about the owner of an old farm. This farm had been in the family for generations, but the house was in need of major repair, the taxes on the property kept going …
Obituaries
James 'Jim' Bush
James D. “Jim” Bush, 92, of Norfolk, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at the Norfolk Veterans Home where he had resided since February 2022.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., …
Norma Hagemann
Norma Ann (Neal, Johnson) Hagemann, 84, of Phoenix, Arizona, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at home with family. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 18 at Norma and Ervin’s …
Jim R. Mitchell
Jim R. Mitchell, 73, of Wayne, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. …
Marilyn Hansen
Marilyn H. Hansen, 93, of Wakefield, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at Pacific Springs Village in Omaha,. Services for Marilyn will be held Friday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran …
Lance Thomsen
Memorial services for Lance C. Thomsen, age 31, formerly of Wakefield and Tilden, Nebraska, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden. John Petersen …
Lifestyle

4-H invites youth to month long celebration

Every year, Nebraska 4-H Month brings thousands of young people, parents, volunteers, and alumni together to celebrate all the ways in which 4-H helps youth find a place where they belong. Across the …

New year, new opportunities

Hi! I’m new here! I’m Julie Schultz and I began my role as the new 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator in Wayne County on Sept. 1, 2022.  I serve both Wayne and Pierce …

Celebrating Nebraska 4-H Strong

Celebrating Nebraska 4-H Strong   Nebraska will be celebrating a strong 4-H and Youth Development program in February.  Counties across the state will be celebrating and promoting …

Developmental milestones listed for creative preschoolers

The “Why” years can be rather trying at times, but what a clear sign of your child’s expanding knowledge! This is the prime time to make memories through shared …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: February 2, 1993
From the February 2, 1993 edition of The Wayne Herald Lifelong volunteer, 90, is true hero With not one, but two nominations, lifelong Wakefield resident Anna Anderson was a hands down choice …
Memory Lane: February 1, 1973
From the February 1, 1973 edition of The Wayne Herald Day, Sorensen presents recital on two pianos during Sunday recital The music department of Wayne State College will present pianists James …
Memory Lane: Jan. 31, 1963
From the January 31, 1963 edition of The Wayne Herald Post office gets ready to burn collection of Christmas cards Undeliverable mail is sorted at the Wayne Post Office by Clete Sharer as he …
Memory Lane: Jan. 26, 1993
From the January 26, 1993 edition of The Wayne Herald WSC student recipient of grant The International Chapter of PEO recently awarded WSC student Peggy (Heimes) Belt of Battle Creek a $1,000 …
Memory Lane: Jan. 25, 1973
From the January 25, 1973 edition of The Wayne Herald Toys donated to Wayne area special education A group of special education students in the Wayne-Carroll school system will have a bunch of …
Memory Lane: Jan. 24, 1983
From the January 24, 1983 edition of The Wayne Herald Woman's Club sponsoring annual Fine Arts Festival Plans are formulating for the annual Fine Arts Festival sponsored by the Wayne Federated …