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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’s Future City team getting ready for national competition

Wayne Junior High’s Future City team recently won a regional competition to earn a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with other teams from all over the world next month. Team members are (clockwise from bottom left) Maiah Davis, Ruby Kinzie, Abby Wieseler, Catherine Archer, Liam Wachter, Avery Herman, Jesus Arroyo, Jace Piper, Allie Piersanti […]

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Competitive fires burn again for former Wayne State All-American

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 […]

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Chamber celebration takes on Vegas theme

There was a great turnout for the Wayne Area Chamber’s annual Community Celebration Sunday in the Wayne City Auditorium. A Vegas theme with a Taste of Wayne highlighted the evening’s event. (Photo by Michael Carnes) The Wayne Area Chamber’s annual Community Celebration took on a different theme from its traditional banquet-style affair Sunday evening. The […]

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New job in familiar setting for recent Chamber staff addition

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 […]

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Scenes from Christmas on Main in Wayne America

  Christmas on Main Street was a big hit this year in Wayne America. Temperatures were perfect as the community gathered downtown, enjoying popcorn, peanuts, Christmas caroling and a chance to shop downtown. The parade was a big hit, with Santa Claus making an appearance and a variety of holiday-themed floats rolling south along Main […]

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