Wayne America

Archive | August, 2017

Providence Medical Center capital campaign meets its goal

Jim Frank, CED of Providence Medical Center, announced the completion of a $2.5 million capital campaign to finish renovations of the hospital. The announcement was made in a news conference in the newly-finished hospital lobby Thursday morning. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) Any time you reach a finish line, it’s cause for celebration. Providence Medical […]

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Voice of Wayne America — Wes Blecke/Luke Virgil — 08/30/2017

On this week’s edition of Voice of Wayne America, Mike sits down with the Wayne’s new city administrator, Wes Blecke, and the new executive director of Wayne Area Chamber and Economic Development, Luke Virgil, to talk about their new jobs and their experiences in economic development and city administration.

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Eclipse a one-in-a-lifetime event for Wayne Elementary students

The solar eclipse (pictured) that traveled across the country earlier this week was traveled through Nebraska, and students from Wayne Elementary School were able to see it thanks to a field trip to Central City on Monday. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) It’s not unusual for elementary-age students to take a day out of their […]

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WayneAmerica.com to honor Student of the Week in 2017-18

WayneAmerica.com is pleased to announce that it will begin a Student of the Week campaign in Wayne Community Schools for the 2017-18 school year. The weekly honor is being started by the local website as a way to highlight the achievements and efforts of students in the elementary and junior-senior high schools throughout the upcoming […]

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Voice of Wayne America — Brazil basketball trip — 08/21/2017

Representatives of he Wayne State College women’s basketball team recently went on a summer trip to Brazil to represent the United States in an exhibition tour. Mike sits down with Wayne State coach Chris Kielsmeier, assistant Kelly Kieslmeier, and players Paige Ballinger and Maggie Schulte to talk about the experience.

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United Way effort to get early start with free barbecue

EPSON MFP image Usually, people start hearing about the United Way’s fundraising efforts in the fall. Here in Wayne, they’re getting a bit of a head start, thanks to a freewill-donation barbecue that’s coming up next Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Ameritas parking lot on Main Street. The Wayne United Way is hoping to raise […]

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Dancing calls Winter out of corporate gig, back to Wayne to open new studio

Taryn Winter (center) graduated from Wayne State with the intent of working for a corporation in Minneapolis, but has returned to Wayne to start the Wayne Dance Company. Her teachers are current members of the Wayne High She Devils dance team, including (from left) Maddie Beair, Hallie Chinn, Emma Walling and Alyssa Chinn. (Photo copyright […]

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Agribusiness leaders get first look at school’s new ag ed program, FFA chapter

Lindsay McLaughlin, executive director of Wayne Community Schools, welcomes area farmers to a Farmers’ Breakfast at the Wayne Fire Hall on Tuesday morning to debut the school’s new FFA and Ag Education program. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) Interest in the new agriculture education program and FFA chapter at Wayne High School has already drawn […]

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