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 […]
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.
Learning the roles as pusher and brakeman has been a new experience for former Wayne State volleyball and track start Nicole Brungardt. She is training for a potential spot on the U.S. bobsledding team for the 2022 Olympics. (Contributed photo) Five years ago, Nicole Brungardt was listening to a Christian radio station and realized that […]
A group of medical professionals, including Dr. Muffin Morris, head athletic trainer at Wayne State College, helped revive a basketball official when he suffered a heart attack in the middle of a game between Wayne State and Southwest Minnesota State recently in Marshall, Minn. The referee had open-heart surgery and is home and recovering. (Contributed […]
As the final days count down and the calendar moves on to another year, it’s always a great time to look back and answer the question “Did anything GOOD happen around here during the past year?” And, of course, the answer as it pertains to sports in Wayne America is — Oh HELL yeah!!! The […]
Were it not for a reference 40 years ago, Tim Keller might have enjoyed a long career as a high school business teacher and coach. Instead, he’s getting ready to walk out the door for his final day at F&M Bank in Wayne, ending 27 years as the bank’s president who built the company’s assets, […]
Abby Schademann is back in a familiar place as the new marketing and events director for Wayne Area Chamber and Economic Development. The Columbus native interned at the Chamber office and worked at Wayne State College before assuming the new job recently. (Photo by Michael Carnes) When Abby Schademann first started her college education at […]
A long, fun and challenging process ended Wednesday for two Wayne High seniors as they signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics at Wayne State College. At left, Kylie Hammer signs her letter of intent to play college basketball as her parents, Melissa and Scott (seated) look on with Wayne High coach Lindsay […]
Representatives of he Wayne State College women’s basketball team recently went on a summer trip to Brazil to represent the United States in an exhibition tour. Mike sits down with Wayne State coach Chris Kielsmeier, assistant Kelly Kieslmeier, and players Paige Ballinger and Maggie Schulte to talk about the experience.
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.