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Spreading happiness and joy is Gloryann’s job – and she does it very, very well

Gloryann Koester and her husband, Larry, have been married for 65 years and have brought a ton of joy and happiness to Brookdale since moving there from their family farm west of Allen two years ago. Gloryann was recently honored as the Resident of the Year by the Nebraska Assisted Living Association. (Photo by Michael […]

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Three honored with SNB Community Scholarship awards

State Nebraska Bank & Trust has announced this year’s recipients of the SNB Community Scholarship. Selected for the honors is Brittney Hunke, Talesha Conner, and Lindy Sandoz. All three are outstanding seniors at Wayne High School and will graduate in May, then attend Wayne State College this fall. SNB pays for a full year’s tuition […]

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Here in Wayne America — Legislative Forum — 04/07/2017

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 […]

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Starting new FFA program can’t happen soon enough for new Wayne High ag teacher

Toni Rasmussen (center) grew up with her parents, Keith and Lonnelle (pictured) and two brothers, attending a one-room schoolhouse before graduating from Boone Central in Albion in 2013. She’ll graduate from the University of Nebraska this spring and already has a job lined up as the new ag instructor and FFA advisor at Wayne High […]

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Voice of Wayne America — Wes Blecke — 04/05/2017

On this week’s edition of Voice of Wayne America, we preview the upcoming Legislative Forum put on by the Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce and Wayne State College. Chamber executive director Wes Blecke sits down with us to preview the upcoming annual event, which will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Gardner Hall on […]

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Runza night raises money for Wayne Elementary

It was standing-room only inside with a long line of cars patiently making their way through the drive-through last week at the Runza Restaurant in Wayne. The annual Wayne Elementary Night event at the restaurant raised $505 as part of a fundraiser put on by the Wayne Elementary Boosters, the highest total raised for a […]

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