This week’s Voice of Wayne America podcast focuses on the upcoming eclipse. Mike talks with Dr. Todd Young of Wayne State College and Kaki Ley of State Nebraska Bank about the upcoming historical event and how people can view the eclipse.
When the city installed a new water tower in town in the 1980’s, then-resident Lyle George talked the City Council into painting “Wayne America” on the tower and it has remained there to this day. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) Wayne America. If you’ve been in this community longer than 90 seconds, you have no […]
The 37th annual Wayne Chicken Show is coming up this weekend, and there are a ton of fun activities that are part of Wayne’s annual community festival. Mike sits down with Irene Fletcher of Wayne Area Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce to run down some of the highlights of this year’s festivities. Time […]
Some of the band members in this photo taken from the Wayne Community Schools website may very well be part of the Alumni Band that will perform during the Wayne Chicken Show parade on Saturday, July 8. (Courtesy photo) Members the Wayne High School alumni who were band members are being invited once again to […]
Eleven Wayne High students recently returned from a week-long educational opportunity as part of the Close-Up program. Pictured are (from left) Nate Burrows, Sean Hochstein, Jaci Torres, Ky Kenny, Maddy Stenka, Kylie Hammer, Jamie Gamble, Beau Bowers, Ryan Jaixen, Mason Lee and Brennen O’Reilly. (Contributed photo) Every summer, a group of incoming seniors from Wayne […]
On this week’s edition of the Voice of Wayne America podcast, we discuss the Wayne Area Legacy Fund and plans for an upcoming fundraising effort for the community fund. WALF committee chair Bill Dickey talks with Mike about what the fund is, how they hope to raise the money and what kind of non-profit projects […]
Cheryl Henschke (left) and Jan Gamble look over some old scrapbooks from the 40-year history of the Wayne Eagles Club. The club has scrapbooks detailing the club’s history all the way back to its beginnings here in 1977. (Photo by Michael Carnes) The Wayne Eagles Club has been a downtown fixture in Wayne for four […]
Here in Wayne America, today’s Memorial Day ceremony, honoring Wayne’s deceased veterans of military service, was held Monday at Greenwood Cemetery. We bring you the entire ceremony here.
Greg Ptacek graduated from Wayne State College and is returning to town to start up a local brewery. Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company is set to open this fall. (Photo by Michael Carnes) A lot of young people who go to school at Wayne State College grow to love the neighborhood atmosphere the community of Wayne […]
State Nebraska Bank & Trust received the 125-Year Bank Award from the Nebraska Bankers Association at its annual Awards Luncheon on May 4, 2017, in Omaha. Pictured receiving the milestone award on behalf of SNB are left to right: Sandy Brown, Kaki Ley, James Nissen, David Ley, Galen Wiser, Matthew Ley, Ron Gentrup, Cindy Brummond […]