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Winter Storm Warning

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

A winter storm warning for heavy snow will be in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday to noon on Wednesday. Snow will fall all day on Tuesday before tapering off on Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow will fall on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Total snow accumulations of 8-10 inches are possible with isolated amounts up to 12”. (more…)

Advisories, Warnings Issued By National Weather Service

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

A Winter Weather Advisory was Issued at 3:03 PM CST Jan. 15, 2017

by the National Weather Service. It remains in effect from 3 am Monday

to midnight CST Monday night for Dixon County. Winter Storm Warnings

have been issued for counties West of Dixon County while Ice Storm

Warnings have been issued for counties to the South of Dixon County.
* timing… a wintry mix of precipitation will spread north into (more…)

7th Heaven Massage to Hold Ribbon Cutting

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

7th Heaven Massage will hold a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday January 12 at their location in the Hatchery Building at Third and Main in Wakefield. The Wakefield Community Club will meet immediately following the ribbon cutting.

Community Club Meets Thursday

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

The January meeting of the Wakefield Community Club will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday January 12 at the Gardner Senior Center. The group will evaluate the holiday promotion, discuss board openings and make plans for the coming year as well as other items that may come before the group.

First Baby of 2017 Born at PMC

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017



The first baby of 2017 in Wayne was delivered at Providence Medical Center, and it’s a girl.  Dr. Melissa Dobbins had the honors in delivering the newborn. Fiona Rae Munn was born January 3 @ 12:09 p.m. She was 7 lbs. 14 oz.  19″ long. Her (more…)

Notice to Nebraska business entities: Now is the time to file

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Around 90,000 business entities will soon receive notice that their annual and biennial reports are due to the Secretary of State’s office. Mailings will go out in early January to limited liability companies (LLCs), nonprofit corporations and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). The filing requirements apply to both domestic and foreign entities, due April 1.

“LLCs make up the majority of entities in Nebraska,” explained Sec. John Gale. “There are more than 71,000 currently. Notices will be mailed to the registered agents of those entities as well as (more…)

Wakefield Records Wind Gust of 70 mph on Christmas

Monday, December 26th, 2016

At just after 8 p.m. last night a wind gust of 70 mph was recorded northeast of Wakefield. .71 inches of rain fell on Christmas day with a high temperature of 48 degrees. Many areas of Northeast Nebraska were without power for several hours.

Wind Advisory For Dixon County Until 3 p.m.

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory

that remains in effect until 3 PM CST this
afternoon. The High Wind Warning has expired…

* timing… west to southwest winds will be strong through mid
morning. They will slowly decrease late this morning and this

* Weather conditions… winds of 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts (more…)

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Making Government Work By Governor Pete Ricketts

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s hard to believe that January will mark the halfway point in my term as your Governor.  My administration works daily to make state agencies more effective, more efficient, and more customer-focused.  Over the last two years, we have focused significant resources on transforming an agency that was in dire need of reform when I took the reins of state government.  That agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is critical because it provides vital temporary assistance and a safety net for some of our most vulnerable (more…)

Radon Tests Kits Free at RC&D

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

To promote radon awareness and make it easier for Nebraskans to test their homes for radon, the Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council has once again partnered with the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) to offer free radon test kits for citizens living in Knox, Antelope or Pierce counties. For those living in Cedar, Dixon, Thurston or Wayne counties call the Northeast Nebraska District Health Department in Wayne at 1-800-375-2260 to get a test kit.
Winter months are an opportune time for Nebraskans to test for radon in their homes.  During winter, homes are closed up and can trap the toxic gas.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for (more…)

Giving Back By Governor Pete Ricketts

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

The Capitol Christmas tree has officially been lit, which means the holiday season is here!  This time of year brings family and friends together around great food and long-held traditions.  It’s a time for reflection and meditation.  And it’s also a time for giving back to one another.  At its foundation, this season is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  The story of the Nativity and many other traditions have inspired generations of Nebraskans, and have helped us renew our (more…)

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

The holiday season is a time for celebration and happiness.  Research shows that the number of poisoning incidents involving children rises during the holiday season. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays it is easy to overlook items in the home that could cause a poisoning. The Nebraska Regional Poison Center would like to offer a few tips on how to make this “the most wonderful time of the year.”

  • Visiting relatives may bring their medications. 59,000 children go to Emergency Departments every year for a poisoning and 48% of these cases involve children accessing grandparent’s medications. When visitors arrive for the holidays make sure to store their medications up and out of reach.


Nebraska State Patrol Plans Holiday Enforcement

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Beginning Thursday, December 15 and continuing through
Sunday, January 1, 2017, the Nebraska State Patrol will take part in the national “You Drink & Drive You
Lose” campaign in an effort to remove impaired drivers from our roadways.

“Impaired driving spells holiday heartache, not holiday cheer,” said Colonel Brad Rice, Superintendent (more…)

Wakefield WIC and Immunization Clinic Being Held Monday

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Wakefield will hold the Wakefield WIC and Immunization clinic on Monday December 19th, 2016 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church 805 Winter St Wakefield, Ne.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding (more…)

Wind Chill Warning In Effect

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning 
in effect until noon CST Sunday... 

* wind chill values... expect wind chill readings to range from 
  25 below zero to 45 below zero...  with the coldest wind chills 
  occurring between midnight tonight and 9 am Sunday. 

Trojan Basketball on Big Red Country 104.9

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Wakefield Trojan basketball teams will host Randolph tonight. The varsity games will be broadcast on Big Red Country 104.9 with pre-game starting 15 minutes before the start of the girl’s contest. Sports director Aaron Scheffler will call the games. The games can also be heard via live stream on the internet by using the link below which will be live just before pre-game.

www.waynedailynews.com live game stream

Wayne State College Rugby Women Win In Atlanta

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The Wayne State College Women’s Rugby Team won the team’s 6th national title in Atlanta, Ga. with Final-Four victories over NY Cortland on Saturday, 58-5, and an 11-0 win over Colgate for the national championship in a 39 degrees rainy day.

2016-wsc (more…)

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Pearl Harbor Day

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on December 7, 2016.

Gov. Ricketts Issues Directive on Ag Land Assessments

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Governor Pete Ricketts announced a plan today to make adjustments to the land assessment process that will exclude factors that cause premiums on the purchase price of land parcels.

“Farmers and ranchers identified a number of factors where non-ag premiums can drive up purchase prices on parcels and affect subsequent assessed values. My administration will be issuing a directive to clarify guidance on comparable sales and request the help of county assessors to make sure we are not including premium sales that distort the market,” said Governor Ricketts. “As (more…)

Wakefield Players on All Conference Team

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The 2016 Lewis & Clark All Conference Volleyball Team has been announced. Selected from Wakefield on the East Division All Conference Team were Seniors Megan Borg and Savannah Nelson. Selected as Honorable mention were Jessica Borg and Guilia Ballarini. The complete 2016 Lewis & Clark All Conference Team roster can be found here.

Wakefield @ Pender Basketball On Big Red Country 104.9

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Pender will host Wakefield Thursday in varsity basketball. Both girls and boys varsity games will be broadcast on Big Red Country 104.9. The game can also be heard streamed live on the internet at waynedailynews.com or click this link which will be live just before the girls varsity contest.

“A Christmas Chaos” At The Little Red Hen Theatre

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

“A Christmas Chaos” will be presented by the Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield at 7 p.m. on Friday December 2 & 3 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday December 4th. The Little Red Hen Theatre box office will be open weekday afternoons. Stop in or call for tickets 402-287-2818.

IRS News-Donations May Cut Tax Bills

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who give money or goods to a charity by Dec. 31, 2016 that they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2016 federal income tax return and reduce their taxes.

Only donations to eligible organizations are tax-deductible. IRS Select Check on IRS.gov is a searchable online tool that lists most eligible charitable organizations. Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and government agencies are eligible to receive deductible donations even if they are not listed in this database.

Claiming Charitable Donations

Only taxpayers who itemize using Form 1040 Schedule A can claim deductions for charitable contributions. Charitable deductions are not available to individuals who choose the standard (more…)

Expanding Nebraska Export Opportunities By Governor Pete Ricketts

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Nebraska farmers and businesses are at the forefront of the noble pursuit of feeding the world. The ever growing global population only increases Nebraska’s export potential. With that in mind, last week I led a delegation from Nebraska on a trade mission to China where we saw firsthand the global opportunities for Nebraska products, services and research. The delegation included Nebraska ag, business, and community leaders committed to developing or expanding trade and (more…)

WIC and Immunization Clinic Scheduled For Wakefield

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Wakefield will hold the Wakefield WIC and Immunization clinic on Monday November 28th, 2016 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church 805 Winter St Wakefield, Ne.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding (more…)

Wayne State Volleyball Earns #7 Seed For NCAA Central Regional Tournament

Monday, November 21st, 2016

For the 11th time in the last 12 years, the Wayne State College volleyball team has advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament as the Wildcats were announced Monday evening as the #7 seed for the Central Regional that will be played in St. Paul, Minnesota December 1-3.

The Wildcats are 24-7 on the season and will face #2 seed Southwest Minnesota State (26-5) in a first round match.  (more…)

No Turkeys Harmed During Annual WSC Turkey Drop

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Wayne State College hosted an annual turkey drop at Neihardt Residence Hall, Nov. 17. The tradition was modeled after the turkey episode of the old sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.”
Those who remember the famous episode recall newsman Les Nessman’s description of turkeys dropping from a helicopter and hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement. Comedian Arthur Carlson as station manager said of the failed promo in (more…)

WSC Volleyball Team Falls In Semifinals Of NSIC Tournament

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

#8 Wayne State College could not overcome a .370 attack percentage by #4 Southwest Minnesota State as the Mustangs topped the Wildcats 25-12, 26-24, 25-21 in the semi-finals of the 2016 Northern Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament Saturday evening at Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  SMSU is now 26-4 on the year while WSC slips to 24-7.

The Mustangs hit a sizzling .480 in the first set with 15 kills on 25 attempts to control the Wildcats 25-12.  (more…)

Thanksgiving Health And Safety Tips From NDHHS

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. It’s also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Use these tips to keep you and your loved ones happy, healthy and safe throughout the holidays.

Get your flu shot.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. (more…)

Boy Scout Recycling Pickup Saturday

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The Wakefield Boy Scouts will be picking up aluminum cans and all types of paper on Saturday November 19. Please have your recycling to the curb by 8 a.m.

Wakefield Has Now Cancelled School For Friday

Friday, November 18th, 2016

No school today in Wakefield due to the weather.

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this

* timing… rain will change to snow early this morning… and
continue into the afternoon. Moderate snow will be likely at
times before diminishing late Friday afternoon.

* Accumulations… storm total snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 (more…)

Late School Start

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Wakefield Schools will have a late start today with no pre-school.

#8 Wildcats Post Dramatic Comeback in Fifth Set to Win at #2 Minnesota Duluth in NSIC Tournament Opener

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

#8 Wayne State College rallied from a two set deficit and a 12-7 deficit in the fifth set to surprise #2 Minnesota Duluth Wednesday evening in the first round of the NSIC Volleyball Tournament at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, Minnesota.  Scores of the match were 20-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-20 and 15-13.  WSC is now 24-6 on the season while UMD is 25-4.

The first set featured 11 ties and four lead changes, but UMD surged late to win the set 25-20.  With the score tied at 18, the host Bulldogs reeled off five straight points to take a 23-18 lead to put away the Wildcats.

WSC took a quick lead in the second set, thanks to a pair of Michaela Mestl service aces, for a 5-1 lead.  But UMD (more…)

AAA: 48.7 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007.

Why the Increase?
This year’s increase in Thanksgiving travel is spurred by improvements in the economy during the second half of the year, including rising wages, increased consumer spending and overall strength in consumer confidence. Despite incremental increases in the national average price of gasoline during the past couple months, AAA estimates U.S. drivers have saved more than $28 (more…)

Patrol Kicks Off Be Here for the Holidays Safety Initiative

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

In an effort to reduce serious injury and fatality
crashes during the holiday travel season, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is once again
reminding all motorists to “Be Here for the Holidays” by promoting voluntary compliance with
all traffic safety laws.

“Heavy traffic during the holidays is often combined with inclement weather,” said Colonel Brad Rice, (more…)

USDA Providing Funds to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands across Nebraska

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). This program, created under the 2014 Farm Bill, provides funding for the purchase of conservation easements to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to restore and protect critical wetlands and grasslands.

Nebraska state conservationist Craig Derickson said, “Conservation easements are a good tool to ensure natural resources (more…)

PMC Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Satisfaction

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

“It pleases me to know that Providence Medical Center has received this recognition.  It’s proof of the hard work and (more…)

Deer Hunters Enjoy Opening Weekend Success

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The opening two days of the Nebraska’s firearm deer season started off strong, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season opened Nov. 12.

“Although final harvest numbers are still being calculated, hunters got off to a great start this weekend,” said Kit Hams, the Commission’s big game program manager. With mild weather and dry roads, Commission staff saw successful hunters and lots of youth at the check stations.

The number of deer brought in to check stations on the opening weekend was similar to 2015, suggesting that deer herds appear to have recovered from the drought and epizootic hemorrhagic (more…)