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School safety, marijuana and budget highlight 27th annual Legislative Forum

The lecture room at Gardner Hall was near capacity Friday morning for the 27th annual Wayne Area Chamber Legislative Forum. Students from Wayne, Wakefield, Winside and Ponca schools listened in on the forum, which featured five members of the Nebraska Legislature. (Photo by Michael Carnes) It was almost standing-room only in Wayne State College’s Gardner […]

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New Dairy Princess, runner-up both Wayne High students

Elizabeth Junck, an 18-year-old from Carroll, was crowned the Nebraska Dairy Princess during the annual Nebraska State Dairy Convention in Columbus Feb. 27. Elizabeth Junck, a senior at Wayne High School, was crowned the Nebraska Dairy Princess for 2018 during a ceremony in Columbus recently. (Photo courtesy Midwest Dairy Association) Junck is the daughter of […]

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National FFA Week a chance to open new opportunities for Wayne students

Wayne FFA members got a first-hand look at a cow’s digestive system, thanks to Winside Locker, which delivered a ruminant digestive system to the school. (Photo courtesy Wayne FFA Facebook page) It’s one thing to talk about different soil types or a cow’s digestive system. Experiencing those things in real life? That’s something unique that […]

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Wayne’s new FFA group showcases talents at Local Leadership Night

Officers of the Wayne High FFA chapter conducted a meeting of the group on the stage in the lecture hall as part of Local Leadership Night activities for the new chapter at Wayne High School. Officers include (from left) Madison Jenkins, sentinel; Casey Koenig, treasurer; Megan Keiser, secretary; Mariah Frevert, president; Tyler Gilliland, vice president; […]

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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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After 27 years, Williams ready to enjoy the Wayne County Fair in new way

John Williams sprays kerosene on the unserviceable flags that were part of the opening ceremonies for the 95th annual Wayne County Fair. After 27 years on the fair board and watching the fair grow over the years, Williams said it is time to step down as a board member. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) During […]

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