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Wayne resident wins Emmy

By Jenny Johnson – Wayne has a lot of award winning residents. But this June Steve Julin added an Emmy to that collection. Julin, a Wayne resident and 1985 Wayne Memorial High School alumni won for Best Magazine Show in Michigan. Great Lakes~Great Tastes is a half hour show...

Family Fun Fest…A free community event

By Jenny Johnson – Family Fest is back! CrossPointe Community Church, 36125 Glenwood, is hosting their annual one-day festival from 12-5 p.m. on Aug. 23.  Members of the church will provide a free day of family friendly fun for the entire community. Last year they had over...

Council tables millage proposals

By Jenny Johnson - City Council has decided to not yet ask residents to support a 5-mill property tax levy in November. Because of the approximately $500,000 deficit the city is facing, council had been debating the tax increase for residents to help fund a 345 millage to offset...

Concerts in the Park returns

Thanks to the generous support of several business owners and civic organizations Concerts in the Park are back. They will be each Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. from Aug. 6 to Sept. 3 at Goudy Park. They will follow the Farmers Market, which runs Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. The schedule...

Police recognize Officer of the Year

By Jenny Johnson - Her peers recognized Stephanie Strasser, a 17-year veteran of the Wayne Police Department as Officer of the Year. She began her career with the Wayne Police Department in June 1997 and was a patrol officer until March 2013 when she was promoted to the detective...

Making Wayne Smile for over 30 years

By Jenny Johnson – Businesses in Wayne are thriving! For more than 30 years Village Dental, 35100 E. Michigan Avenue, has been part of the Wayne community. Dr. Mohamed Saad joined Dr. Mark Haas in the practice in January 2012. “I didn’t like hearing that the economy in...

What’s on the August Primary Ballot?

Registered voters in the City of Wayne have a lot of decisions to make on Aug. 5. The primary ballot will have candidates for state and county officials and ballot proposals. Register to vote The last day to register to vote for the Aug. 5 primary is July 7. To register to vote...

Race heats up for Wayne County Executive

The most hotly contested race on the Aug. 5 primary ballot is the Wayne County Executive race. Incumbent Robert Ficano is facing nine challengers in the democratic primary. They are Phil Cavanagh,  Cindy Darrah, Warren C. Evans, Russell George Leviska, Kevin M. McNamara, Bettie...

Wayne-Westland welcomes new district superintendent

Dr. Michele Harmala will join the Wayne-Westland Community School District on July 1 as the district’s new superintendent. She will take over for Dr. Gregory Baracy who is retiring June 30. Harmala is currently the associate superintendent for instructional services and...

Chance of a lifetime

By Jenny Johnson - It was the best news the mailman could deliver to a high school senior. Crystal Fletcher knew that April 17 would be a special day. “I knew it was coming that day. I just have a feeling. I went home and opened my mailbox and it was a big package.  My dad was...