Events Calendar

Thursday, August 9 – Thursday, August 23

Office Hours at Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Pender

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Nebraska businesses and residents in six Nebraska and two Iowa counties affected by the severe storms and flooding in June 25–30, thanks to a disaster declaration approved by the Small Business Administration following a request from Gov. Pete Ricketts on Aug. 6.

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced yesterday that the SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Burt, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties in Nebraska; and Monona and Woodbury counties in Iowa.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m., SBA representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center, 614 Main St., Suite 3 in Pender, to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application. The center will be open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Thursday Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

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Monday, August 20

Wayne WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wayne WIC and Immunization clinic on Monday August 20th, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the United Methodist Church 516 N Main Street Wayne, 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 or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

Tuesday, August 21

Men’s Senior Golf at 9:30 A.M. in Pender

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Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, August 21

5:30 P.M. City Council

Wednesday, August 22

Wayne Farmers Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is from 5-7 p.m. at a new location – at 2nd and Pearl.  It will feature fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Thursday, August 23

5-7 P.M. Business After Hours @ The Birch Room

Thursday, August 23

Grand Opening of Criminal Justice Facility at Wayne State College

The Wayne State College Criminal Justice Program is proud to announce the grand opening for the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation Facility. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at 211 East 10th Street. The event is open to the public.

Friday, August 24

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee hosted by United Way @ Ameritas

Saturday, August 25

Wayne Farmers Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. until noon at a new location – at 2nd and Pearl.  It will feature fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Saturday, August 25

American Legion Post #165 Annual Tractor Drive in Carroll

Saturday, August 25

American Legion Post #165 Annual Pig Roast in Carroll

Saturday, August 25

Tom Koch Benefit Poker Run & Silent Auction

Saturday, August 25

14th Annual Kevin J. Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament

The 14th Annual Kevin J Murry Memory Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday August 25th at Lewis and Clark Lake awards, dinner, and banquet will follow at “CJ’s at the Lake” Bar and Grill in Crofton.  $120 Entry Fee for a team of two people includes two meal tickets for the buffet Dinner at C’J’s on the Lake on Saturday night.  Check in on Saturday starts at 6:00 AM at Weigand Marina.   Weigh in starts at 4 pm at Weigand Mariana. The Buffet Dinner at CJ’s begins at 5:30 pm and is followed by presentation of awards and raffles winners.  Proceeds raised from this event will be given out as scholarships and awards to students at Wayne High School, in Kevin Murray’s name. To date this event has raised $116,000.00 for scholarships.

Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26

Norfolk Archery Club Whitetails 3D Archery Tournament

The Norfolk Archery Club will host the Whitetails 3-D archery tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26. Registration times are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club’s outdoor range is located south of Norfolk on US Highway 81; turn west at North Airport Road (Coca-Cola building), go ¼ mile, then turn south at the Norfolk Archery Club sign (west side of National Guard Armory) and follow the trail.

For more information about the club or about the tournament, call Mike Noelle, (402) 640-8924, or Brad Glaser, (402) 750-6980, contact us through our Facebook page, or check out the website at

Sunday, August 26

Wayne County Museum Open House

Monday, August 27

Blood Drive in Hartington

Hartington Community Blood Drive: Monday, August 27, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Centre St.

Tuesday, August 28

Men’s Senior Golf at 9:30 A.M. in Wakefield 

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Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, August 28

Part-Time Job Fair at Northeast Community College

The Part-Time Job Fair at Northeast Community College in Norfolk will attract a large number of Northeast students this year, and area employers are invited to register for the event.

The Part-Time Job Fair will be held Tuesday, August 28, in the Lifelong Learning Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Employer registration is required, and the event is offered free of charge.

A six-foot table and chairs are provided for each employer. Employers are encouraged to bring applications, displays and/or samples of products.

Terri Heggemeyer, director of career services at Northeast, said the career fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to connect with potential employers.

“Working a part-time job not only puts a little cash in the bank for students, but it also enhances those workforce readiness skills that every employer is seeking.”

The Northeast Community College Career Services Office offers a variety of services to prepare students for today’s workforce. This includes providing one-on-one advisement and personal attention to students as they look for employment; daily postings to the Northeast on-line job board; assistance with writing and completing résumés, cover letters and applications, as well as lifetime employment assistance to alumni.

Northeast Community College offers over 120 programs and concentrations of study. These include technical, vocational, business, liberal arts and transfer programs.

Early registration for the Part-Time Job Fair is encouraged. To register, employers can visit and click on “Employers,” or contact Amy Koehler at (402) 844-7264. The deadline to register is August 14 or until space is filled.

Wednesday, August 29

Concord AWANA Club Kick-Off

Concord AWANA Clubs will kick off the year on Wednesday, August 29, with a Registration/ Get-Acquainted night at the Evangelical Free Church, 617 Broadway in Concord.  Registration will run from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for parents followed by ice cream sundaes.  Clubbers will participate in games (7:00-7:30 p.m.) and handbook time (7:30-8:00 p.m.) followed by ice cream bars.  The first full Club night on September 5 will feature a GO BIG RED theme and a tailgate party beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Awana Clubs will continue to meet Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. through April.

New this year will be the offering of a “Growing Kids God’s Way” class for parents.  The class will begin on September 18 and meet at the Concord Senior Citizens Center while Awana meets at the Concord Ev. Free Church.  Parents can register for this class the night of August 29.

AWANA is a nondenominational organization.  The Clubs feature Bible stories, Scripture memorization, games, songs and treats.  Participating children earn Bible and activity awards to be displayed on Awana vests, jerseys or banners.   The Concord  Ev. Free Church provides Clubs for ages 4 &5 (Cubbies),  Gr. K-2 (Sparks), Gr. 3-6 (Mission:  Agents of Grace) and Junior High (Trek).

For additional information, contact Bill or Deb Dickey (402) 375-2469 or Pastor Todd Thelen (402) 584-2396 .

Wednesday, August 29

Wayne Farmers Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is from 5-7 p.m. at a new location – at 2nd and Pearl.  It will feature fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Thursday, August 30

7:45 A.M. Ag Task Force @ Tacos & More

Friday, August 31

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Haven House (215 W 2nd St)

Saturday, September 1

Wayne Farmers Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. until noon at a new location – at 2nd and Pearl.  It will feature fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Sunday, September 2

Wayne County Museum Open House

Wednesday, September 5

Blood Drive in Wakefield

Wakefield Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, September  5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

Wednesday, September 5

Blood Drive in Wynot

Wynot Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, September  5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Security Insurance, 414 St. James Avenue.

Tuesday, September 11

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Wednesday, September 12 & Thursday, September 13

Advanced Excel Training Class in Hartington

Two Advanced Microsoft Excel Workshops will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Hartington area. These free training events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Security Bank, and Hartington Public Library.

Each session is limited to 10 attendees. The classes will take place Sept. 12 and 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hartington Public Library, 106 S Broadway Ave., in Hartington.

“Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool to strengthen your business,” said Kim Preston, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “From charting to managing contacts to analyzing specifics of your business, Excel is an excellent addition to your business.”

Small business owners will go more in-depth with Excel features that are immediately relevant to daily tasks for small businesses of all types.

Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.

To register, contact Tami Anderson at or 402.254.6245.

Saturday, September 15

Johnathan Birkley Golf Tournament in Wakefield

Saturday, September 15

Smoke On The River BBQ Challenge @ Ponca State Park

Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16

14th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park

Outdoor novelists and enthusiasts alike, mark your calendar for the 14th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ponca State Park in Ponca, Neb.

The Missouri River Outdoor Expo is an opportunity for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through hands-on activities, educational exhibits, vendor displays, and featured entertainment. With more than 90 hands-on activities, there is something for everyone.

You can try your hand at kayaking, a mountain bike obstacle course, fishing, rock climbing, shooting sports, a ropes obstacle course, learn how to make a turkey call, tag a monarch butterfly, learn outdoor cooking tips, touch live animals, and so much more. In addition to hands-on activities, there will be an assortment of entertainers like archer Frank Addington the “Asprin Buster”, Axe Women Loggers of Maine, Adam Lindquist as Teddy Roosevelt, Paralympian Archer Matt Stutzman, Wildlife Encounters, Dockdogs Aquatic Dog Competition, C2 Trick Shooting and others. There are even friendly competitions scheduled like the 6th Annual Kid’s Cook-Off, 5th Annual Bob’s Burger Eating Contest, and Smoke on the River BBQ Challenge. Prizes are awarded in each of these contests. For additional details on all facets of the 14th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo, please visit or Facebook page Missouri River Outdoor Expo.

The Missouri River Outdoor Expo is the largest outdoor expo in the Midwest thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, exhibitors, and more than 900 volunteers. A state of Nebraska park entry vehicle permit is required; Nebraska licensed vehicles cost $6 and out-of-state vehicles are $8. Fill your car with family and friends and come out to the 14th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo, September 15th & 16th, 9:00 am-5:00 pm at Ponca State Park.

Saturday, September 15

Convoy of Hope Spreads Kindness in Sioux City

Convoy of Hope will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits to spread kindness to residents in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Cook Park.

During the Community Event, Convoy of Hope and the Sioux City community will provide free groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, veteran services, a kids zone, a hot meal and more. Identification is not required to attend and participate in the event. Everyone is welcome.

In 2017, more than 83,000 Guests of Honor were served by Convoy of Hope Community Events around the country.

Learn more about the event and join the kindness revolution by visiting or contact Allison Liska at or (712) 899-8460.

Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16

6th Annual Kids Cook-Off  at the Missouri River Outdoor Expo

Sunday, September 16

Roy Reed Post 252 American Legion & Sons of American Legion 7th Annual Gun-A-Week Raffle

Friday, September 21

Cruise Main in Wayne

Saturday, September 22

4th Annual “Junk in the Trunk” at Wayne Public Library

Sunday, September 23

5th Annual Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine

Tuesday, October 9

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library.

Tuesday, November 13

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Tuesday, December 11

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library