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Annexation, LB840 funds on council agenda

Four public hearings and the reading of six ordinances were part of Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. The public hearings involved the annexation of land in the Centennial Road area. …

2022 Main Street Inspiring Excellence Award winners announced

The Nebraska Main Street Network recently announced their 2022 Inspiring Excellence Award winners, recognizing outstanding businesses, individuals, projects and activities that contribute to the …

Preliminary report release on fatal plane crash

According to the website flyingmag.com, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report on the fatal crash at the MayDay STOL Drag competition at Wayne Municipal-Stan …

Wayne showcases 12 new sculptures this summer

Walk, the Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Wayne Area Economic Development, has funded the installment of 12 sculptures.  These sculptures have found homes in a walkable route, …

Presentations highlight school board agenda

A Skills USA program, updates from school counselors and a report from the Wayne Community Schools Foundation were on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education met Monday. BJ …

Kasey's legacy lives on through Owlet project at local hospital

A program to provide Owlets to new parents at Providence Medical Center is being helped in part, by the family of Kasey Hansen. According to her family, "Kasey was a kind, quiet and thoughtful …

Win prizes, dance your heart out, wrestle a pig and celebrate dads at Laurel Ag Days

This summer's big event in Laurel kicks off Friday, June 17 and runs through Father's Day on June 19.  The festivities begin at 6 p.m. that Friday with free admission to an all ages pool …

Engage in important history, education at Juneteenth events

Wayne’s third annual Juneteenth celebration, themed Music for the Soul, takes place Friday through Sunday, June 17-19, with a variety of fun and educational activities for everyone to …
SPORTS

Twenty-six WHS students earn academic honors

A total of 26 Wayne High School student athletes were honored by the Lincoln Journal-Star on the 2021-22 Academic All-State list. Student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of …

Wayne, TCNE trail fields at state golf

Both Wayne and Tri County Northeast are bringing up the rear after the first day of the Nebraska State Boys Golf Championships. In Class B action at Scotts Bluff Country Club in Scottsbluff, the …

Wayne wins playoff to qualify for state golf

The Wayne boys had three golfers finished in the top 10, but needed two playoff holes to make it a team trip to state. The Blue Devils tied Bennington for the third and final team spot in B-2 …

Wayne State qualifies five for Div. II Nationals

Wayne State College will send four athletes in five events to the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, set for May 26-28 at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. On the …

Balanced Wolfpack effort nets C-3 district title

HARTINGTON — Tri County Northeast got a balanced team effort and won a close three-team race to claim the C-3 District boys golf title Monday at Hartington Golf Club. The Wolfpack shot a …

WSC men first, women third at NSIC Championships

ABERDEEN, S.D. — The Wayne State College men hold the team lead with 43.5 points after the opening day of the 2022 Northern Sun Conference Track and Field Championships, while the women sit in …

Area tracksters qualify for state

Area high school track and field athletes competed in district action earlier this week, and the Nebraska School Activities Association announced the field for all four classes late …

Kurmel wins NSIC individual title, team places second

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Wayne State sophomore Abbey Kurmel claimed individual honors and helped the Wildcat women’s golf team to a runner-up finish in the Northern Sun Conference Women’s …
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AGRICULTURE

The Farmer's Wife: Week spent in conversation and remembering

As we “elders” know well, life happens when making other plans.  Last summer, when friend, Marlyce, was here from Orlando to see her brother, I spent Sunday with them. Her brother …

The Farmer's Wife: Reminiscing about driving decades ago

I mentioned last week that my peers and I aren't going to be able to tell the difference between long COVID and aging symptoms!!  I've been thinking about that, and I have to admit I've had to …

The Farmer's Wife: Weekend filled with good activities

It's been a good, long weekend for me, and I just have some musings to share this morning.   I spent half an  hour in the cemetery south of Waco at St. John's, the church my parents were …
Obituaries
James 'Jim' Day
Funeral services are currently pending with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne for James “Jim” Day,  88, of Wayne. He died Friday, June 24 at Wayne Countryview.
Charles “Chuck” Messerschmidt Jr.
Charles “Chuck” Messerschmidt Jr, 86, of Lexington, died at home Wednesday, June 22, 2022 after battling pancreatic cancer.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 27 …
Father James F. McCluskey
Mass of Christian Burial for the Rev. James F. McCluskey, (Fr. Mac) 79, of Wayne will be held Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne. Visitation will be Tuesday, …
Donald A. Hochstein
Donald A. Hochstein, 95, of Hartington died on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity …
Marilyn and Robert Bodenstedt
Memorial visitation for Marilyn Jean Bodenstedt, 88, of Yankton, South Dakota, formerly of Wayne, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Joint …
Lifestyle

Summer Science camp coming soon

Science is one of my favorite subjects.  I love animals. I like asking questions and doing experiments.  I like spiders and insects (except flies and mosquitoes), and I try to insert …

40 assets that youth need to succeed

Studies conducted by the Search Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota during the past 25 years, of more than 6 million young people in the United States and around the world to understand: how young …

Effects of caffeine in energy drinks explained

Research has shown that energy drinks are quite popular with teens. Since Red Bull® debuted in 1997, energy drinks sales have increased to more than $6 billion in annual sales in the United …

Taking time to listen

Springtime in Nebraska can be a roller coaster. 70 degrees and sunny one day to high winds and 40 degrees another day. Mother Nature appears to either be angry or simply confused.  The …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: June 24, 1982
From the June 24, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald: Moonlight Madness comes to WayneWayne Store Owners and clerks may have looked like they were about to fall asleep on the job Tuesday …
Memory Lane: June 23, 1962
From the June 23, 1962 edition of The Wayne Herald: Eight Boy Scouts awarded Eight scouts of Troop 174 received awards Sunday during a morning picnic with families. Mike Debow, Second …
Memory Lane: June 21, 2012
From the June 21, 2012 edition of The Wayne Herald Senior class donation The Wayne High School senior class has donated left over class funds of approximately $1,000 to the school. Plans are …
Memory Lane: June 20, 2002
From the June 20, 2002 edition of The Wayne Herald: Circus coming to WayneThanks to the sponsorship of the Wayne Kiwanis Club, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, an old-fashioned Big Top circus …
Memory Lane: June 15, 1972
From the June 15, 1972 edition of The Wayne Herald 70-Year-Old Wakefield Landmark Disappears "It was a real ritzy place. They had wonderful lectures there." "I was graduated from high school …
Memory Lane: June 14, 1962
From the June 14, 1962 edition of The Wayne Herald: Construction Will Begin on Nursing Home Structure Construction will begin July 1 on new Dahl nursing home structure to be situated on the …