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 […]
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 […]
The new sheep and goat building was constructed just east of the Leland Herman Memorial Arena and was open for business at this year’s Wayne County Fair. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) The red-framed pens lined up from one end to the other, four rows full of goats and sheep being tended to on a […]
James Felt (right) looks over a cow with judge Dean Steck during the cow/calf show Friday at the Wayne County Fair. Felt got his start in 4-H as a kid and now gives back to the organization with his duties as beef superintendent during the fair. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) It hasn’t been that […]
A future cowgirl? This young lady looks excited to be ready to show her horse during Thursday’s horse show at the Wayne County Fair. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The following is an opinion piece written after a day of observations at the 95th annual Wayne County Fair.) * * * * * […]
Alexis Frye adds some hay to the feeder for her dairy goat, Chloe, in one of the pens set up in the new goat and sheep barn on the Wayne County Fairgrounds. An increase in the number of goat entries in previous years helped fuel the need for a new building to house goats and […]
Wayne Community Schools Foundation is hosting a Farmer’s Breakfast to introduce the school’s new FFA program. Foundation executive director Lindsay McLaughlin talks with us about the event and what the foundation does to support the school’s educational and extracurricular activities.
Wayne and Wayne County will be buzzing later this month when the 95th annual Wayne County Fair kicks off July 26. Wayne County Fair Board president Kevin Davis sits down with Mike to talk about what’s new at this fair and what to expect from four days of fair-time fun.
Maria’s Tamales were a big hit during the opening evening of the Wayne Farmer’s Market on the east lawn of the Wayne County Courthouse. The market is on site Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings during the late spring, summer and early fall months. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) From its early days along Seventh Street […]
Here in Wayne America, the Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development’s Legislative Committee hosted its annual Legislative Forum on Friday, April 7 in Gardner Hall on the campus of Wayne State College. State Sens. Joni Albrecht and Lydia Brasch were joined by Gov. Pete Ricketts in a 90-minute forum on issues of interest […]