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Children and Christmas

By Carolyn Marnon – Christmas will be here before we know it! As the adults rush around to get the holiday lights up before a blizzard, too much snow or ice accumulates, and get the inside of the house decorated, and bake cookies and shop for all their favorite people, the...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Holiday Night, fun for everyone

Wayne celebrated the 1st day of December with community fun and activities for all ages. The Wayne Memorial Marching Band performed holiday classics and The Village Dancers kicked off the event with toe tapping sounds of the season. Carolers, Men’s Choir, Children’s Choir, Bells...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Newly elected Wayne City Council sworn in

By Carolyn Marnon – Former city councilman John P. Rhaesa was sworn in as City of Wayne Mayor at the November 20 city council meeting. “I look forward to serving the city. I just want to see our city come back together and start getting back to work and have our council...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Small Business Saturday an overwhelming success

By Carolyn Marnon – It all started with a post on Facebook that had Wayne resident Jamie Butts venting her frustration about how the Kroger at Michigan Ave. and Merriman Rd. had thrown almost all the worldly goods a homeless man had into a dumpster. The homeless man,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Help the Wayne Bionic Zebras build their robot

Team 313, The Bionic Zebras is an after-school program at Wayne Memorial High School. The program provides students with educational opportunities to learn and engage in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. The Team aspires to become a major contender at the...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Who’s that coming down the street?

By Carolyn Marnon – You might have seen them recently-the amber lights on top of cars patrolling the neighborhoods of Wayne. The Wayne Neighborhood Watch Patrol began using the amber lights during their patrols on Tuesday, December 4. The volunteer-based neighborhood patrol...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018
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Dispatch celebrates 10 years in community

By Carolyn Marnon – “We want to create a vehicle for people to have a connection to their community,” said John Rhaesa, Publisher, in the first issue of The Wayne Dispatch that appeared November 2008. The paper is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a staple of the Wayne...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Believe in Wayne-Westland Community Schools

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Westland Community School District Superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt addressed those gathered in the auditorium at John Glenn High School on October 23 at the 2nd annual State of the District event. Those who came early were able to talk with school...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Local 900 and Ford celebrate new Ford Ranger

When many of Michigan Assembly Plant’s 3,000 workers gathered Monday, October 22, at the plant, they celebrated a rebirth in more ways than one. The festivities marked a renaissance for a plant just outside of Detroit that has experienced the highs and lows of the American auto...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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November 2018 News Briefs

Mayor and three council members elected Seven year Councilman John Rhaesa will be the city’s next mayor (4,116 votes) defeating write-in candidates Jacob Johnson (68 votes) and Christopher Sanders (55 votes). Joining Mayor Rhaesa on the council will be Anthony Miller (ward...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Wayne Marching band wins competitions

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Memorial High School Zebra Marching Band was awarded first place in Class A at the Gibraltar Invitational in late September with the top score for all 8 competing bands. The band also received recognition for Outstanding Musical Performance....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Wayne businessman takes charge to change law

Pictured left to right: Vern Amos, Rep. Robert Kosowski, Brian Ewanciw, Kathy Rockwell, Chris Miller, Marina Carabellese (staff), and Renee Hermanowski (staff). Seated: Governor Rick Snyder.By Carolyn Marnon – When Brian Ewanciw, owner of Icon Computers and Wayne Bicycle...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018