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 […]
This week’s Voice of Wayne America podcast discusses the annual Legislative Forum at Wayne State College. Wayne Area Chamber and Economic Development executive director Luke Virgil talks with us about the forum and which state senators plan on attending Friday’s event in Gardner Hall on the campus of Wayne State College.
Voice of Wayne America returns with this week’s interview with Carolyn Albracht, director of Blue Cat Gallery & Studio, discussing the creation of the studio and an upcoming show that debuts Friday.
Rick and Sandra Gathje were shocked at the community support the day they opened Tacos & More 20 years ago on Feb. 1, 1998. The family restaurant has been a staple of the Wayne food scene for the past two decades, offering tacos, burrito grandes, sandwiches, soups and also serving as a venue for Sandra’s […]
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 […]
State Nebraska Bank & Trust held its annual employee Soup Cook-Off recently as a fundraiser for the Wayne Food Pantry. Pictured is Charlene Rasmussen receiving the check on behalf of the Wayne Food Pantry. (Contributed photo) State Nebraska Bank & Trust held its annual employee Soup Cook Off the week of Dec. 4-8, to raise […]
Were it not for a reference 40 years ago, Tim Keller might have enjoyed a long career as a high school business teacher and coach. Instead, he’s getting ready to walk out the door for his final day at F&M Bank in Wayne, ending 27 years as the bank’s president who built the company’s assets, […]
Randy Pedersen has been selling diamonds in Wayne for almost 40 years, but the self-proclaimed “Diamond King” is ready to retire and will soon be closing The Diamond Center in downtown Wayne. (Photo by Michael Carnes) Never mind the old saying — Randy Pedersen has shown that you CAN go home again. The 69-year-old jeweler […]
Abby Schademann is back in a familiar place as the new marketing and events director for Wayne Area Chamber and Economic Development. The Columbus native interned at the Chamber office and worked at Wayne State College before assuming the new job recently. (Photo by Michael Carnes) When Abby Schademann first started her college education at […]
Bomgaars is hosting a Ladies Night event Sunday, Dec. 3 as an effort to donate money to Providence Medical Center. The event runs from 5-8 p.m., and a percentage of sales made during that time will be donated to Providence Medical Center to assist in cancer screening efforts at the hospital. Bomgaars donated $18,000 to […]