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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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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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National FFA Week a chance to open new opportunities for Wayne students

Wayne FFA members got a first-hand look at a cow’s digestive system, thanks to Winside Locker, which delivered a ruminant digestive system to the school. (Photo courtesy Wayne FFA Facebook page) It’s one thing to talk about different soil types or a cow’s digestive system. Experiencing those things in real life? That’s something unique that […]

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WayneAmerica.com Student of the Week: Angelica Sarmiento Barreto

WayneAmerica.com is proud to announce our Student of the Week for this week — Angelica Sarmiento Barreto, a freshman at Wayne High School. Barreto is the daughter of Nancy Rodriguez, and was nominated by administrative assistant Deb Daum. Accoridng to Daum’s nomination, Angelica was a big help to the staff during the past week when […]

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