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WMHS Class of 2019 Valedictorians

Wayne Memorial High School has announced six Class of 2019 Valedictorians and one Salutatorian. Valedictorians in alphabetical order: Chloe Adama-White Daughter of Lynn Adams Chloe is graduating with a 4.31 Cumulative GPA She will be attending Tuskegee University Majoring in...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Updates begin on Wayne’s outdated master plan

According to Wayne Mayor John Rhaesa, “The City of Wayne received notification from the State of Michigan that they will be providing technical support to the City to update the outdated master plan. This incredible opportunity has been made possible with the support of the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Two elementary schools go to war with each other

By Carolyn Marnon – “Penny Wars was the best time I’ve ever had with a fundraiser,” said Hoover Elementary School parent liaison Jessica McMahen. “I had no idea it would lead us to collect over $1,000 in only two weeks or the amount of fun we had while running it! The name...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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June 2019 News Briefs

Concerts in the park scheduled The 2019 Concerts in the Park schedule has been released. The concert series, presented by the Wayne Rotary Club, is held at the amphitheatre in Goudy Park on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. July 17-Major Woody (Rock, Dance, Alternative, R & B,...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Officer Chad Colwell Wayne’s police officer of the year

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Police Officer Chad Colwell was recently named Wayne’s 2018 Police Officer of the Year. Officer Colwell was hired as police officer by the City of Wayne in December, 2015. As a member of the Road Patrol, Officer Colwell consistently works hard...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Downtown Days coming August 9 and 10

Downtown Days is moving to August. Downtown Days will be held in Veterans Plaza at 34841 Veterans Plaza Street, next to the Wayne Public Library in historic Downtown Wayne on Friday, August 9 from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Wayne Main...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Board of Education approves closing three schools

At their May 21 meeting the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education voted to accept the recommendation from the Demographics and Utilization subcommittee to close three schools over the next three years. The recommendation was approved in a 6-0 vote. In August 2020...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Longtime Wayne resident celebrates her 90th year

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne resident Irene “Virgie” Mack celebrated her 90th birthday last month after being honored with a resolution by the City Council at their May 7 meeting. After City Clerk Tina Stanke read the resolution, Virgie seemed surprised when she commented “I...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Celebrating love and romance in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Love is in the air this month as we celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. February is also Creative Romance Month. Where can you find romance or creative gift ideas in Wayne? Here are a few possibilities shared recently by community members. Leo’s...

New church plant moves to downtown

By Carolyn Marnon – There’s a new church in town, and it wants you to know it plans to become visible to the community. Hill Crest Bible Church began worship services on November 4. They rent space at the First United Methodist Church. A grassroots church founded by Lead...

Human trafficking awareness month starts here

By Carolyn Marnon – Learning how to recognize the signs of human trafficking is one of the first steps you can take to put a stop to this terrible dilemma that can strike any community. By Presidential Proclamation, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking...

January 2019 News Briefs

Photo preservation lectureWestland Historic Village Park will be hosting a Photo Preservation lecture on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at their location at 857 N. Wayne Rd. Do you have photo albums or shoe boxes full of negatives? Have you ever wondered how you can...