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Former resident strikes Silver in Rio

By Dave Merchant –  Winning a Silver medal in the Paralympics in Brazil before the age of 40 is quite an impressive feat. That is exactly what happen to one athlete who grew up in Wayne. He won the silver at 37 and just recently turned 38. Joe Hamilton, who now lives in...

Support your local community by shopping small

By Carolyn Marnon – Sure, you could go to those big box stores and do your holiday shopping. It might be easier to pick up a wide variety of things in that one stop.  With all the hardships Wayne is going through right now, wouldn’t it be nice to visit your local small...

WABC Building sale not approved

By Carolyn Marnon – In what many residents felt was a bad move, the City Council voted 4-3 to sell the WABC building on Sims Avenue and Wayne Rd. to Paladino Realty Company. However,  5 votes in favor were required to approve the sale of city property. The sale had been...

What kid wouldn’t love a bottomless toy chest

By Carolyn Marnon – You can help a kid choose a toy from the bottomless toy chest. Mark Chevrolet, 33200 Michigan Ave, is kicking off a Season of Giving on Wednesday, November 16.  They will be collecting toys in the back of a Silverado in their showroom to support...

Wayne and Westland get new fire chief

By Carolyn Marnon – Michael Stradtner was sworn in as the new Fire Chief for Wayne and Westland at a recent city council meeting.  Chief Stradtner has been with the Westland Fire Department for 22 years.  He spent one year as a paramedic for a private ambulance company and...

$100,000! Take me out to the ball game!

By Carolyn Marnon – State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) presented a $100,000 check to the City of Wayne to help with development of the parks and recreation system.  “I am proud that I was able to bring home this money to my district,” Representative Kosowski...

Council extends terms, move elections to even years

By Carolyn Marnon – After a public hearing on October 18 during the city council meeting, the city council voted 5-2 to establish even year elections. Councilmen John Rhaesa and Tom Porter were the dissenting votes. The city council had passed a resolution at the August 4...

Emergency financial review denied

By Carolyn Marnon – The State of Michigan Department of Treasury has notified Mayor Susan M. Rowe that they will not conduct a preliminary review of the City of Wayne’s finances. Mayor Rowe sent a letter to the Michigan Treasury Department dated August 9 asking them to...

Her many angles make her a perfect choice

By Carolyn Marnon – Beverly Campbell has many different facets. These facets all come together to form this wonderful woman who was recently named Wayne’s 22nd Annual Diamond of the Community.  This award recognizes a Wayne resident who is over 70 and actively volunteering...

Funding will be used for park and recreational improvements

Last month, State Representative and Democratic Whip Robert Kosowski (D- Westland) presented checks to the cities of Westland and Wayne to help with development of the cities’ parks and recreation systems. “I am proud that I was able to bring home this money to my district,”...

HYPE celebrates successes of their first year in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – HYPE celebrates successes of their first year in Wayne“Together, We Rise” is the theme of HYPE Recreation Center of Western Wayne as they celebrate one year in the old Wayne Rec Center building. HYPE CEO Ali Sayed spoke before the Wayne City Council...

Water meters being replaced throughout community

By Carolyn Marnon – Water meter replacements have started in Wayne.  Etna Supply, a Michigan-based company, is finishing the replacement of water meters at commercial businesses in Wayne.  Once that is complete, replacement of residential water meters will begin. Residents...