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Talented Wayne High speech team hosts Home Show

The Wayne High speech team took over the school Saturday morning for their annual Home Show, giving them a chance to show off their speeches for friends and family.Team members are (front) Miranda Fehringer, Jaci Torres, Sarah Wibben, Grace Heithold, Megan Keiser, Jack Osnes, Hailie Chinn, Liz Junck, Nate Burrows, Colton Spahr, (middle) Madi Hamik, Hana […]

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Area youth are solving tomorrow’s challenges with Lego’s

The Aquabots First Lego League team include (front) Carlyle Young, Dean Young, Arianna Mulhair, Amelia Legler, (back) coaches Erin Palu and Ashley Mulhair. Not pictured is Summer Palu. (Photo by Michael Carnes) Today’s adults can remember playing with Lego’s as a kid, building everything from towers to houses and cars. Today’s youth are taking Lego […]

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Wayne’s second-graders get taste of the dog days of Iditarod

Students in Mike Jaixen’s second-grade class at Wayne Elementary are studying the Iditarod and took advantage of the recent snow to get a feel for what it’s like to ride in a sled, with kids taking turns as riders and “sled dogs.” (Photo by Michael Carnes) Experience is sometimes the best teacher. Wayne Elementary second-grade […]

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Wayne’s Future City team getting ready for national competition

Wayne Junior High’s Future City team recently won a regional competition to earn a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with other teams from all over the world next month. Team members are (clockwise from bottom left) Maiah Davis, Ruby Kinzie, Abby Wieseler, Catherine Archer, Liam Wachter, Avery Herman, Jesus Arroyo, Jace Piper, Allie Piersanti […]

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Competitive fires burn again for former Wayne State All-American

Learning the roles as pusher and brakeman has been a new experience for former Wayne State volleyball and track start Nicole Brungardt. She is training for a potential spot on the U.S. bobsledding team for the 2022 Olympics. (Contributed photo) Five years ago, Nicole Brungardt was listening to a Christian radio station and realized that […]

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Chamber celebration takes on Vegas theme

There was a great turnout for the Wayne Area Chamber’s annual Community Celebration Sunday in the Wayne City Auditorium. A Vegas theme with a Taste of Wayne highlighted the evening’s event. (Photo by Michael Carnes) The Wayne Area Chamber’s annual Community Celebration took on a different theme from its traditional banquet-style affair Sunday evening. The […]

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