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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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Wayne speech team claims runner-up honors at districts

Wayne High won three of eight events and claimed runner-up honors in the B-4 District speech tournament held Monday afternoon at Columbus Lakeview High School. The Blue Devils got championship efforts in three events, led by seniors Megan Keiser (Humorous Prose) and Jack Osnes (Serious Prose) and freshman Christopher Woerdemann (Extemporaneous). All three advance to […]

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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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Voice of Wayne America: Legislative Forum

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.

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Like father, like son: Rethwisch family enjoying time as basketball refs

Steve Blocker of West Point talks with Gage Rethwisch (center) and his dad, Rich, during a timeout at a recent district basketball game in Stanton. The elder Rethwisch has been officiating basketball games for more than 35 years, and his son has recently joined the referee ranks after playing high school basketball in Wayne and […]

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WayneAmerica.com Student of the Week: Mallory Redden

WayneAmerica.com is proud to announce our Student of the Week for this week — Mallory Redden, a third grader at St. Mary’s Elementary. Redden is the daughter of Gary and Molly Redden, and was nominated by her teacher, Jilliane Allemann. Accoridng to Allemann’s nomination, Molly does her best in everything, is a good friend to […]

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