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Lucky in Love

By Carolyn Marnon – Love stories…there are plenty of them out there, but sometimes they are hard to find.  Luckily, 6 love stories have a Wayne connection. Claudia and Harold Rediske Claudia and Harold Rediske met in the early 1970s.  Claudia worked for a dentist in...

February 2016 – News Briefs

Dairy Queen is opening Dairy Queen plans to open February 2 with hours during the month of 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Daily 50% off specials are planned throughout the upcoming season: Monday (Blizzards), Tuesday (Milk Shakes and Ice Cream Cakes), Wednesday (Peanut Buster), Thursday...

Wayne Drive-In sign: where is it now?

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Drive-In movie theater opened May 19, 1949 as a single-screen facility with an 850 vehicle capacity.  In the 1970s, a second screen was added. Movie goers enjoyed the drive-in for many years. One memory posted online from “Work at Ford Truck...

Hardyniec named the Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2016

By Carolyn Marnon – The 58th Annual Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program was held at Saline High School on January 23rd.  The Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2016 is Riana Hardyniec from Wayne.  Riana received $1,250.00 in cash scholarships and...

Wayne Main Street publishes first annual report

By Lindsey Wooten – Wayne Main Street and the City of Wayne has seen incredible progress during our first year of being a Select Level Michigan Main Street community and we are confident that our second year will be even more exciting. Overall, our program has brought in...

Local family is looking for help from the community

By Dave Merchant – At different times in peoples’ lives they may need help from the community in which they live. This is definitely the case with John VerHines and his son Bill VerHines when they were injured right after Easter of 2015. They were stopped on a freeway and a...

Beloved Library co-director will be missed

By Carolyn Marnon – She loved Groundhog Day.  It was not just another day for Paulette Medvecky, the beloved co-director of the Wayne Public Library who passed away December 21 after a long battle with cancer. Groundhog Day was a celebration.  Paulette loved to decorate for...

Local business stays busy

By Dave Merchant – It might not be the Indianapolis 500 for changing tires but don’t tell these employees of the Tire Shop. They are quick and good at what they do. Wayne has many businesses in the community but the Tire Stop is definitely one of the busiest. They not only...

Local auto workers give back to community

By Dave Merchant – Charity comes from the heart and it also comes from the wonderful people who work in the auto industry and are fortunate enough and willing to give back to the Wayne, Westland and surrounding communities and people who may need a little help around the...

Changing the world by empowering kindness

By Carolyn Marnon – “You can’t let bad things that happen to you define you.  You have the power to change how you look at things and can make a positive difference for others,” declares Emma Socia, the 11-year old CEO of Empower Kindness.  Empower is Emma’s...