Andrea Cooper talks with the younger members of the Wayne Dolphins Swim Team prior to a recent early-morning practice. The 80-member swim team gets up early to get their workouts in to prepare them for competition during the summer. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) The sounds of young people splashing in the water isn’t your […]
Pictured at the first Glass Recycling Summit in Kansas City, Mo., are (from left) John McDonald, founder of Boulevard Brewing Co.; Brian Pugh, Waste Reduction Coordinator for City of Fayetteville, Ark.; Sandy Brown, Chair of the Wayne Green Team; and Mike Utz, President of Ripple Glass. (Contributed photo) The City of Wayne Green Team participated […]
The City of Wayne has a new city administrator, as Wes Blecke was approved by the Wayne City Council as the new City Administrator, replacing the retiring Lowell Johnson. Mike sits down with Wes to talk about how his years working as a city administrator in Ashland and as executive director of Wayne Area Economic […]
The Wayne Public Library is a busy place during the summer, as the Summer Reading Program is happening for both youth and adults. Mike sits down with Julie Osnes, youth services librarian; and Rita McLean, adult services librarian; to talk about the respective summer programs for readers of all ages in Wayne America.
Lily Gubbels helps out Hilda Pearson create a fruit salsa while Sophia Spiker waits her turn at a recent cooking class for kids at Wayne Public Library. Kids in the cooking class learned about the importance of incorporating all the food groups in their meal plans and spent the week making tacos, breakfast burritos, goulash […]
The end of the school year is coming, and that means Wayne area youth will be spending a lot of time at the Wayne Community Activity Center. Bryce Meyer from the WCAC sits down with Mike this week to talk about the first full summer with the new pool, youth sports, 24-hour fitness options and […]
Wayne area bike enthusiasts had a chance to tune up their two-wheeler at a free bike fair held Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot at Providence Medical Center. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) With winter finally gone and spring in full swing, it’s a good time to bring the bikes out of storage and take […]
Here in Wayne America, Earth Day is coming up and the Wayne Green Team hosted this week’s Chamber Coffee at The Coffee Shoppe. Mike chats with Sandy Brown of the Wayne Green Team to talk about the group’s efforts in the community.
The City of Wayne and the Wayne Green Team announced Tuesday that their first load of recycled glass will be picked up at the Wayne Transfer Station on Wednesday. Ripple Glass of Kansas City, Mo., will stop by the station, located at 110 South Windom Street at 8 a.m., according to Green Team spokesman Sandy […]
Kimberley Endicott is throwing a birthday party later this month – but it’s not her birthday. Endicott is a passionate reader of the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, an early 20th century author whose books, including “Little House on the Prairie” have been read by millions over the years and were even the inspiration for […]