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Wayne Police Chief Invited to White House for Police Briefing

  Wayne Police Chief Alan Maciag has been invited by the Community Oriented Police Services Division of the United States Department of Justice to participate in a White House 21st Century Policing Briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 22nd. “I am honored to...

Learning about SMORSA vote

By Carolyn Marnon – The second of four neutral information meetings about the upcoming South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority (SMORSA) issue on the August ballot was held on June 29 at the Wayne Public Library.  The room was filled with concerned residents who...

July 2016 News Briefs

The Wayne Public Library youth summer reading program is happening now.  The theme this year for youth is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” Visit the youth desk before July 5 to register. Youth can win prizes just for reading their favorite books.  There will be special events...

Cruisin’ and shoppin’ Downtown Wayne

Summer was made for outdoor adventures and family fun.   Downtown Wayne has plenty of both this month.  Sit back and watch the beautiful classic cars cruisin’ up and down Michigan Avenue or take a stroll through the Downtown Sidewalk Sales.  Take a moment to stop in and meet the...

Neighborhood Watch discussed at community meeting

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Police Department is being assisted by resident Bernadette Brock in getting the Neighborhood Watch program revitalized in the city.  Bernadette spoke to those who gathered at the June 30 meeting held at the police station.  The program would be...

Wayne public safety through the years

By Darlene Hawley – In the early 1800’s,  when George Johnson built the first building in the wilderness now known as the City of Wayne, life was dangerous.  People traveling westward by foot, horseback and wagon were prey to wild animals, thick forests and no roads. ...

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...