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Local Girls On The Run program growing

About 20 girls are part of the Girls On The Run program at Wayne Elementary School. Courtney Maas (back right) is the leader of the program, with help from Casey Hunter (back left). (Photo by Michael Carnes) Learning a healthy lifestyle and developing positive self-esteem has helped a number of Wayne area school-age girls enjoy […]

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Friends in the right place at the right time saved Hansen’s life

Melissa Hansen (center) has her Providence Medical Center friends and co-workers to thank for saving her life recently after her heart suddenly stopped beating. Pictured with Hansen are (from left) Rogina Buhrman, RN; Todd Luedeke, CRNA; Dr. Melissa Dobbins; Michaela Hank, RN; Melissa Hansen, RN; Dr. Benjamin Martin; Sue Hansen, RN; Terri Davis, RN; Lyndi […]

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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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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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Therapy dogs a joy for Wayne business owner

There’s something about a dog. In times of stress, a good dog can be a wonderful diversion for those who need to forget about life’s challenges for a while, and a Wayne business owner and animal lover helps test dogs that can be used as therapy dogs that visit people in nursing homes, hospitals or […]

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