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SMORSA – what is that?

By Carolyn Marnon –  You’ve probably been hearing about a 14-mill ballot proposal being called SMORSA and wondering what it is.  The information here is intended to help you understand SMORSA. A mill rate is the amount of tax payable per dollar of the assessed value of a...

Lt. Puckett to retire on father’s birthday

  By Carolyn Marnon – When Lt. Rob Puckett was hired at the Wayne Police Department 21 years ago, there were 45 officers. Today, there are only 21 officers and the workload has not changed in the past 21 years. Although he loves his job and doesn’t want to leave, Lt....

How a Façade in Wayne has improved

By Carolyn Marnon – The face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space, is called a façade.  Last month, Wayne Main Street held an Open House at 3023 S. Wayne Rd, a currently vacant space in Wayne owned by Paul Visingardi ...

Wayne Farmers Market has a new market manager

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Farmers Market season kicks off on Wednesday, May 4, with a Cinco de Mayo theme, kid’s activities and music.  A new face you will see at the market is that of Jean Smith, the new Market Manager. Jean is a mother of six and a full-time student...

A day to remember

By Carolyn Marnon – Since the late 1950s, 1200 soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery on the Thursday before Memorial Day.  These soldiers then patrol the cemetery 24 hours a...

Wayne families honor Mothers

Debbie Cowell Dana Cowell wrote, “My mom is the most inspirational, loving, kind, giving person I’ve ever met.  I’m very blessed to have her as my mom and my best friend.” Dana’s mom is Debbie Cowell.  Debbie has lived in Wayne most of her life; there was a 6-7 year period spent...

Ford/UAW member says goodbye fat, hello fit

Carolyn Marnon – Imagine coming into work every day at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne and having a hard time on the assembly line doing your job because you are overweight.  Would you complain about how hard your job is and not make any changes?  Or would you do...

313 Robotics team meets their goals

By Carolyn Marnon – They may not be going to the state competition, but they still consider themselves winners. According to team member Oliver Gietzen, “We just finished our 2nd district event last week. We didn’t do too well at Waterford (the first event) and had a...

Police return stolen vehicle to couple

Carolyn Marnon – You hop into your car one morning and start it up.  Oh no!  You forgot something. You hop out of the car leaving the engine running and run into the house, grab whatever it is you forgot and head back outside, expecting to hop back into your car.  Only what...

Saving lives is their mission, saving their equipment is ours

By Carolyn Marnon – What started as a simple request for  monetary donations from businesses that had some type of connection to the Wayne Fire Department to help the department purchase a new Jaws of Life has snowballed into a community fundraising event that will be able...

Special Events planned for National Small Business Week

By Lindsey Wooten – Social Media Marketing for your Small Business Workshop Monday, May 2nd, 6:00 PM Wayne Historical Museum Presenter: Kristi Trevarrow from Downtown Rochester & Main Street Nation How are you leveraging social media platforms to help drive traffic to...

Spaghetti fundraiser on anniversary of horrible crash

Father and son John and Bill VerHines own GRAMCO, a furniture restoration company that has been in business in Wayne for 50 years. On April 29, 2015, the two were involved in a devastating crash caused by a young drunk driver, altering their lives in an instant.  The two now have...