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Today is the final day of this year's Wayne County Fair. Key attraction tonight is the Demolition Derby at 5pm.

Sturgis Rally beefs up highway patrols

Posted: 08/02/2015

By David Kelly
WAYNE - Nebraska State Patrol Captain Paul Hatten says his Department will beef up patrols this week in conjunction with the Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, joining the other surrounding states with increased highway surveillance.


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FAIR ENTERTAINMENT ESCAPES STORMS

Posted: 08/02/2015

By: David Kelly
WAYNE - Last night's live entertainment venue at this year's Wayne County Fair managed to escape the showers earlier forecast for the evening. The small storm system that was of concern to weather observers actually moved into the area earlier than predicted yesterday afternoon but moved south of the Wayne area.


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FUN & EXCITEMENT CONTINUES AT WAYNE COUNTY FAIR

Posted: 08/01/2015

By: David Kelly
WAYNE - There's never any lack of things to do at the Wayne County Fair but many consider the Saturday entertainment venue a memorable feature.


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Hoffman Sets High Standard At Wayne Municipal Airport

Posted: 07/31/2015



BY: Doug Lowery

WAYNE - It has been hard not to notice the increased number of planes stopping at the Wayne Municipal Airport.


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Nebraska's Newest State Park Set For Grand Opening

Posted: 07/31/2015




Photo Credit: Lynn Mallick

BY: Doug Lowery

HUBBARD - The newest state recreation area in Nebraska is set to have its grand opening Saturday morning.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/31/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Thursday, July 30th, 2015 was 76.837°.



Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/31/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 31, 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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ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SENDS PILGER WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL

Posted: 07/31/2015

PILGER – At about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle injury accident at the Hwy 275 and Hwy 15 junctionabout two miles east of Pilger. The accidentsent a 59 year old Pilger woman to the hospital for treatment of possible neck and back injuries.  


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93rd Annual Wayne County Fair Continues On

Posted: 07/31/2015

By: Aaron Scheffler
WAYNE – The 93rd Annual Wayne County Fair continues on today with all events leading up to the dual track tractor pull happening this evening at 7 p.m. in the Grandstand.


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Chamber Coffee Hosted At Commercial Building - 93rd Annual Wayne County Fair

Posted: 07/31/2015

By: Aaron Scheffler
WAYNE – Join Friday morning Chamber Coffee July 31st at 10 a.m. as the 93rd Annual Wayne County Fair will be the host at the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds.


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Game And Parks Investigating Possible Mountain Lion Sighting

Posted: 07/30/2015






























By: Doug Lowery
WAYNE - Wayne Police and Nebraska Game and Parks are investigating a potential mountain lion sighting near the Summer Sports Complex.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/30/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 was 73.839°.



Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use Report

Posted: 07/30/2015

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Crop Water Use report for July 30, 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 .20 hundredths of an inch per day during the last three days.


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New Wayne Pool Set To Open 2016

Posted: 07/29/2015

WAYNE – After more than 50 years of use the Wayne Municipal Swimming Pool will close for good at the end of this season.


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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.




 
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