Nebraska's new voter ID law
Nebraska voters overwhelmingly approved voter ID (Initiative Measure 432) in the November 2022 Nebraska General Election. The Nebraska Legislature's Government, Military and Veterans Affairs …
Wayne State presents Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert
The Wayne State College Woodwind Chamber Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Ley Theatre, located in the Brandenburg Building. The concert is free and open to the public. It …
Wayne State’s 'An Evening of Choirs' set for April 18
Wayne State College’s An Evening of Choirs presents “On Beauty” an expression of beauty through song at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Ley Theatre, located in the Brandenburg …
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LOCAL NEWS
Involved in the check presentation were (left) Council member Terri Buck, Wayne America Inc. Luck Virgil, Council member Jill Brodersen, council member Nick Muir, Mayor Cale Giese, City Administrator Wes Blecke, Mike Vovos, lead service technician; Jeff Roeder, operations supervisor; Andrew Wurdeman, senior gas operations technician; Mickella Brabec, operations support specialist; Jennifer Peters, community affairs manager.

Black Hills Energy makes contribution to enhance recreation in Wayne

The City of Wayne’s Prairie Park received a $33,000 donation from Black Hills Energy, the natural gas utility serving Wayne and the surrounding area. The contribution will provide funding …

Wayne State Service-Learning students to host clothes swap event

Wayne community members and businesses are invited to participate in Wayne State College’s first clothes swap on Monday, April 15. Three clothes swaps will be held at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. in the …
Aidan Bohnert (left), Colby Raulston, Harrison Collier and Coach Alex Wieland spoke to the board on the e-sports program currently in place at Wayne Community Schools.

E-sports information, staffing on board agenda

By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald. com   The resignations of two teachers and one non-certificated staff member, along with a presentation from those involved with e-sports were …

'Night Before Nationals' provides forensics team with motivation for national tournament

“Night Before Nationals” applauds the achievements of the Wayne State College forensics team at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the second-floor lounge of the Humanities Building. The …

Awards presented at Annual Banquet

With the theme of "Springing Up in Wayne," the Annual Banquet was held at the Beaumont Event & Concert Hall on Sunday. Recognized as the 2023 Patron of the Year was Greenwood Cemetery …

She Devils Dance Team to host Spring Show

The Wayne She Devils Dance Team will host its final performance of the school year on Sunday, April 14, at its Spring Show event, She Devils Worldwide.   It will be held at the Wayne High Gym, …

NCC, WSC co-hosting Ne Fiction Festival

Several well-known fiction writers from across the region will read from their works during a special two-day event being held in Norfolk and Wayne. The featured fiction writers scheduled to …

Wayne State students serving as tutors for Nebraska S.M.A.R.T Tutoring Program

Ten Wayne State College students are currently serving as tutors for the Nebraska SMART (Success Made Accessible Through Rural Tutoring) tutoring program through the Nebraska State College System. …
SPORTS

WSC football schedule for 2024 announced

Wayne State College will play six home games and host a spring scrimmage against Chadron State as the 2024 Wildcat football schedule was released. Wayne State will host Chadron State in a joint …

WSC beach volleyball debut time moved up

Due to predicted above average weather on Monday, the Wayne State at Nebraska beach volleyball season opener previously scheduled for Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. indoors in the Hawks Athletic …

Blue Devil boys advance to district finals

The Wayne High boys basketball team reached the Class C-1 version of the Sweet 16 following a 59-37 win over West Point-Beemer Thursday in the C1-7 subdistrict finals at Wayne High School. The …

Schultz is runner-up, Bolles third at state wrestling

By MICHAEL CARNES For The Herald OMAHA — Sometimes it’s not how many you bring to state, it’s what you do with those who make the trip. Only five Wayne High wrestlers …
Garrett Schultz, senior, 120 pounds, 2nd place, 4x qualifier, 3x medalist

State Wrestling photos

Area boys subdistrict basketball starts Monday

Subdistrict basketball action for the five area high schools starts Monday as the teams battle for a trip to the state basketball tournament in three weeks. Wayne is the top seed and host for …

Schultz takes runner-up at state wrestling

OMAHA — Wayne High senior Garrett Schultz had a tremendous weekend, even though he came up one match short of a title. The 120-pounder simply didn’t have an answer for the attack of …
Nyla Bolles hung on for a 2-0 win over Micah McGillivray of Stanton to claim the consolation championship at 130 pounds in girls action at the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha. (Photo by Michael Carnes)

Schultz reaches finals, Bolles settles for third

OMAHA -- For the first time in four years, Wayne has a state wrestling finalist. Garrett Schultz got a takedown on the edge of the mat in the final seconds of overtime Friday night to win an …
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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
Nancy Meyer
Nancy Meyer, 71, of Wayne, died Monday, April 8, 2024. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 15 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to service time at …
Carol Jean (Eilers) Mortenson
Carol Jean (Eilers) Mortenson, 77, of Wakefield, died Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Sanford USD Medical Center and Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. …
Marcia Kay Henderson
Marcia Kay Henderson, 65, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.   A memorial visitation will be held on from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at …
Virginia “Ginger” Ley (Hein) Nissen
Virginia “Ginger” Ley (Hein) Nissen, 92, of Lincoln died Saturday, March 23, 2024.   A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at Westminster …
Marsha Faye (Osnower) Langston
Marsha Faye (Osnower) Langston, 80, of Pender, died Friday, March 29, 2024, at the Wakefield Heath Care Center in Wakefield, surrounded by her family.   A private family service will be …
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 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 …
Memory Lane: March 29, 1994
March 29, 1994 — Speech team continues winning ways Members of the Wayne High School speech team returned from the state tournament with a third place finish and three individual state …
Memory Lane: March 28, 1974
March 28, 1974 — Forget the classes Allen High students took four days off their regular school schedules last week and participated in what they wanted to do- take minicourses. The …
Memory Lane: March 12, 1964
March 12, 1964 — Devils end drought with state tournament berth Mac's boys are headed for state! It's been three long years since Harold Maciejewski has piloted a club to the State …