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FROM THE BLEACHERS: State tournament a chance to showcase Wayne’s diamond — “The Hank”

Hank Overin Field in Wayne has a much different look today than it did four years ago, when high winds from a summer storm knocked a tree into the grandstand and backstop. (Photo by Michael Carnes) It doesn’t seem like it’s been four years since Mother Nature tried to kill baseball in Wayne America. In […]

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LONG LIVE THE KING — Wayne’s “Diamond King” ready to leave his throne

Randy Pedersen has been selling diamonds in Wayne for almost 40 years, but the self-proclaimed “Diamond King” is ready to retire and will soon be closing The Diamond Center in downtown Wayne. (Photo by Michael Carnes) Never mind the old saying — Randy Pedersen has shown that you CAN go home again. The 69-year-old jeweler […]

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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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Broders hopes “new baby” fills a need in the community

Ransen and Josie Broders stand in the middle of The Beaumont, a new events center they are building on the north edge of Wayne. The couple is excited about the building’s progress and are hopeful to have everything ready to go just in time for the 2018 spring wedding season. (Photo by Michael Carnes) It […]

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