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The Love Story behind the Wayne Dispatch

“We all have a story… they may not be international bestsellers like those found in the pages of a Nicholas Sparks novel or gross millions at the box office accompanied by popcorn, soda and Junior Mints… and yet we all have them.  Somewhere between the bookends of “once...

POLICE NEWS February 2017

Michigan State Police patrols First/Lieutenant Michael Shaw of the Michigan State Police met with Wayne’s Police Chief Alan Maciag and agreed to provide troopers to the City beginning January 17. The troopers will be deployed Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The...

Dispatch delivers 100th edition

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Dispatch you hold in your hands right now is the 100th issue of the paper that delivers positive news to every household in Wayne each month.  John and Natalie Rhaesa’s vision is that The Wayne Dispatch is a monthly publication that will...

Big flavor at Big Moe’s Kitchen

By Carolyn Marnon – You may drive by it every day and not know it is there. Inside the Citgo gas station at the corner of Elizabeth and E. Michigan Ave is Big Moe’s Kitchen. Open since November 15, 2016, it has been raved about on Facebook as having great food and service....

Citizens Watch patrol neighborhoods

By Carolyn Marnon – A Neighborhood Watch Patrol has been started by Wayne resident Brian Ewanciw, owner of ICON Computer Solutions, to help keep Wayne safe and be extra eyes and ears for our Wayne PD. The patrol is a citizen-run group of volunteers that patrol Wayne and...

February 2017 NEWS BRIEFS

Getaway to Niagara Falls The Wayne Sometimes Travelers will be travelling with Bianco Tours to Niagara Falls for two days Monday, April 24-Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  Price of $186 per person/double occupancy includes round trip motorcoach transportation and one-night stay at the...

Wayne will represent Michigan in Ethics Bowl

On the last weekend in January, 13 well-coached teams from eight regional high schools gathered at the University of Michigan campus for the fourth annual Michigan High School Ethics Bowl, to hold an ethics argument and discussion face-off for the state championship — and the...

Family business serving area for three generations

By Carolyn Marnon – The Rediske family aspire to pass along the traditions of providing outstanding service to the community.   Continually striving to offer the most complete and compassionate funeral care and after care possible, the Rediskes treat others in the way they...

Retiree health benefits confusing week by week

By Carolyn Marnon – “Motion by Rhaesa, seconded by Porter the motion carried by 4-3 roll call vote, it was resolved to go with Option #4 for retiree healthcare that includes a monthly stipend: $175/single, $400/two person, $485/family and $110/post 65.” This is what appears...

Zebras are a team not to take lightly

By Dave Merchant – Varsity high school basketball can be one of the best activities to watch on a cold, snowy Friday night. People from Wayne will warm up when they see how this team plays. One thing is for certain this season. The Wayne Memorial High School Zebras men’s...

January 2017 – NEWS BREIFS

Learn how to research your house or property On Wednesday, January 11, at 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. join the Wayne Historical Society at the Wayne Public Library to learn how to do research on your old house or property.  Tyler Moll, a recent graduate of EMU’s Masters in Historic...

What’s old is new again

By Darlene Hawley – Three years ago I wrote an article for this paper about Wayne’s Historical Museum, the oldest public building still standing in Wayne and located in the heart of our community.  At one time Wayne was full of old historic buildings and homes rich in...