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There will be a Wayne Jr. High Football equipment check-out this evening at 7 p.m. at the High School.

Thursday, July 30th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day Blizzard® Treat sales to benefit local kids in need

Posted: 07/29/2015

Oreo®and ROLO® Minis will be among the Blizzard® Treats served at participating Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide on Miracle Treat Day to benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®. During the 10th annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 30th, one dollar or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/29/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 was 76.796°.



Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/29/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 29, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .18 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Brown County Hospital CEO Testifies Before Ways and Means Committee

Posted: 07/29/2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) participated Tuesday in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on rural health disparities in which Shannon Sorensen, CEO of Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, Nebraska, testified as an invited witness.  Among other issues, the hearing focused on Smith’s Critical Access Hospital Relief Act (H.R. 169) to remove the 96-hour precertification requirement for patients at Critical Access Hospitals.


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93rd Annual Wayne County Fair Kicks Off Today

Posted: 07/29/2015

Today is the opening day for the 93rd Annual Wayne County Fair that runs Wednesday July 29th – Sunday August 2nd. Wednesday is the Free Fair Kickoff Day for the evening events with no gate fees.


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Tenderheart Pet of the Week

Posted: 07/28/2015




This little playful ball of fur is named Shadow. He is 3 months old and came from the Winside area. He is up to date on all of his shots and has been neutered. He is a little timid and may need some time to adjust to


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/28/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Monday, July 27th, 2015 was 81.364°.



Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/28/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 28, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .21 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Rainfall Amounts for 7/28/15

Posted: 07/28/2015

Coleridge .75, Laurel 1.90, KTCH .32, Wayne Airport .17, Norfolk .03, Sioux City 1.47 and Yankton with 1.66 inches of rain.



8 people apply for open Nebraska legislative seat

Posted: 07/28/2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The governor has eight applicants to consider when filling an open seat representing an Omaha district in the Legislature.


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Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/27/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 27, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .23 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/27/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Friday, July 24th, 2015 was 82.714°, Saturday, July 25th, 2015 was 81.756° and for Sunday, July 26th, was 80.570°.



City of Wayne Adding Chlorine to Water for 7-10 Days

Posted: 07/27/2015

Through normal water system sampling and testing, the City of Wayne Water Department has determined it necessary to do short-term chlorination of the entire water system. Beginning today, Monday, July 27th, Water Department Personnel began adding chlorine to the water and will continue to do so for 7-10 days until it has reached the entire system.


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Gov. Ricketts Sends Letter to President Obama Urging Approval of Keystone XL

Posted: 07/27/2015

Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his office sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the Keystone XL pipeline project. In his letter, the Governor urged the Obama Administration to issue a permit for the pipeline:


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Wayne State College To Host Third Wildflower Walk on Sept. 23

Posted: 07/27/2015

Wayne State College hosted a Wildflower Walk on campus, July 22. Gathering on the Wayne State College Campus to explore seasonal native plants and wildflowers in the landscapes were a number of people including Barbara and James Kanter (center), the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees officially named the college’s student center the C. James and Barbara K. Kanter Student Center in honor of Jim and Barb Kanter of Minneapolis, Minn., for their service and support of the college.


 


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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts held a Wayne Town Hall Meeting Friday

Posted: 07/27/2015

Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts, spoke during a Town Hall meeting in Wayne on Friday July 24th at Elkhorn Valley Bank.




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Northeast to provide more EMS workshops in area communities

Posted: 07/27/2015

NORFOLK – The Allied Health Department at Northeast Community College in Norfolk has announced several free, one-session workshops for emergency medical service technicians in the area during the month of August. 


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Kids with disabilities get a chance to play sports at camp

Posted: 07/26/2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Kids in wheelchairs from different states will get a chance to try 16 different sports at a special camp this week.


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Winnebago hospital to stay open despite federal funding loss

Posted: 07/26/2015

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) - An Indian Health Service spokeswoman says the service's Winnebago hospital in northeast Nebraska will remain open while officials access its future after losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding.


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Woman accused in Norfolk fire convicted of threats

Posted: 07/25/2015

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - A 24-year-old Norfolk woman accused of starting a small fire in an apartment complex hallway has been convicted of making terroristic threats.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/24/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 was 77.797°.



Gov. Ricketts Announces Dakota County as Nebraska’s Newest Livestock Friendly County

Posted: 07/24/2015

South Sioux City, Nebraska – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts today announced Dakota County as Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC), designated through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).


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Intersection of 3rd and Sherman in Wayne Closing

Posted: 07/24/2015

Starting Monday, July 27th to Monday, August 3rd the City of Wayne will be closing the intersection of 3rd and Sherman for repair work. Weather permitting they are hoping to open it up to one lane by Monday, Aug. 3rd



Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/24/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 24, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .22 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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You’re Invited: Gov. Ricketts to Hold a Town Hall in Wayne

Posted: 07/24/2015

Lincoln –Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will be holding a town hall in Wayne today at 2:30 p.m. The Governor invites the public to attend the town hall.  


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Nebraska prison inmates collected $156K in unemployment

Posted: 07/24/2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska State officials say prison inmates collected more than $156,000 in unemployment benefits because of miscommunication among agencies.


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Smith Votes to Streamline Food Labeling Laws

Posted: 07/24/2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, to create uniform national standards for voluntary labeling of non-genetically engineered food products.   


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Join Brookdale Wayne, formerly Emeritus at The Oaks, for Friday Morning Chamber Coffee

Posted: 07/23/2015

Join Brookdale Wayne, formerly Emeritus at The Oaks, for Friday morning Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on July 24th. Brookdale Senior Living is located at 1500 Vintage Hill Dr.


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Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/23/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 23, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .22 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/23/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 was 76.196°.



Patient's death blamed on Nebraska hospital's treatment

Posted: 07/23/2015

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) - A federal report says inadequate treatment at a hospital in northeast Nebraska resulted in one death earlier this year and harm to at least nine other patients.


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Suzi would look great in your back yard

Posted: 07/22/2015



Suzi is a 2 year old Beagle / Healer mix. She has a bit of a skin condition but that is under control. She has one blue eye and one brown eye and is up to date of all of her shots. To adopt Suzi or any of the other animals waiting for a new home, please call Tenderheart Animal Rescue + Sanctuary at 402-369-6030.


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Camp counselor finds mammoth tooth on trek along Salt Creek

Posted: 07/22/2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A summer camp counselor suspects recent flooding may have helped unearth or carry to Lincoln a baseball-sized tooth believed to belong to a baby mammoth.
 


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Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/22/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 22, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .24 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/22/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 was 76.290°.



July 21st HPAI Briefing

Posted: 07/22/2015

 The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has issued an update on its response to Avian Influenza. 
 
The July 21st briefing is attached.



Scot Surber Doing Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at PMC

Posted: 07/22/2015

Scot Surber, a Concord, Nebraska native, is in his last year of pharmacy training at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  He is currently in his advanced pharmacy practice experience at Providence Medical Center (PMC) through the end of this month. 


 


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PMC's Wobken Awarded $1,000 Scholarship

Posted: 07/22/2015

Providence Medical Center (PMC) of Wayne is pleased to announce that PMC Pharmacy Aide, Shelby Wobken, has been selected as one of the ten recipients of the NHAREF Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program. The NHAREF has awarded $1,000 to Wobken.


 


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Wayne County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning

Posted: 07/22/2015

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners met for their regular scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 21st, at the Wayne County Courthouse meeting room.


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Wayne Trail Phase II Project Tabled at City Council Meeting Tuesday

Posted: 07/22/2015

e Wayne City Council met for their regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening at the City Hall.


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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tennessee Tragedy

Posted: 07/22/2015

Lincoln – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
 
Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on July 25, 2015. The President’s proclamation can be found here.



Nebraska's jobless rate holds steady at 2.6 percent in June

Posted: 07/21/2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6 percent in June and was still the lowest state rate in the nation.


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Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/21/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 21, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .26 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Illinois slaying suspect turns up in Nebraska

Posted: 07/21/2015

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - Northeast Nebraska authorities say they've found a man wanted on an Illinois warrant that alleges murder.


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5-year-old girl dies while in Grand Island water park pool

Posted: 07/21/2015

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a girl from Lincoln who died at a Grand Island water park appears to have drowned.


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Rainfall Amounts for 7/20/15

Posted: 07/20/2015

Wayne Airport .96, Norfolk .25, Sioux City .65, Yankton .56, KTCH .66, 8 miles south of Wayne .60, Laurel .72, Coleridge .66, Allen .90 and Wisner with .15 inches of rain.



Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/20/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 20, 2015, for the Concord, Oakland and West Point areas. These values are for a well-watered crop.
 
Corn that emerged prior to May 5th used an average of .26 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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Farm Eggs For Sale

Posted: 07/20/2015

16 Dozen large brown farm eggs
$2.50 a dozen
Call 402-841-8657



Video footage of Wayne Chicken Show available

Posted: 07/20/2015

Big Red Country 104.9 & 98.9-FM/1590-AM Videographer Natalie Barber shot video during the Wayne Chicken Show and Chicken Show parade July 10-12. Click on the link below to enjoy a montage of a The Wayne Chicken Show.
 
https://vimeo.com/133694900



1 person injured when car crashes into Nebraska grocery

Posted: 07/19/2015

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say one person was injured when a car crashed through the front door of a northeast Nebraska grocery store.


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