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Karma is back with great food menu

By Carolyn Marnon – Karma Coffee and Kitchen opened on Michigan Avenue in November 2016. You may remember Karma Coffee when they occupied the space next to Dairy Queen on Wayne Rd. Although the owners are the same, Dave and Jennifer Romero, the business is not the same. The...

Series of budget meetings continues

By Carolyn Marnon – The most recent budget meeting of the Wayne City Council was held Tuesday, February 28, at City Hall.  Although it is an open meeting, very few residents were in attendance. The meeting started with an overview of upcoming water and sewer capital...

Hometown ‘Champion’ succeeds at being a champion

By Carolyn Marnon – When she was in 6th grade, Katie Horton was tested and diagnosed with dyslexia. She had been having trouble with reading and went through a long process to get diagnosed.  Now a student at Florida State University, it does take her a lot longer to study....

Rotary: Service above self

By Darlene Hawley – Last month, on February 23, an organization called “Rotary International” celebrated its founding 112 years earlier.  It took place in Chicago with a man named Paul Harris who served as the first president.  (In later years, Paul Harris Awards would be...

4th graders reach out to homeless

By Carolyn Marnon – Friday, February 17, was National Random Acts of Kindness Day, a day that is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. It also happened to be the day that Kelly Weber’s 4th grade class of 26 students at...

March 2016 News Briefs

Community clean-up day Help make Wayne more beautiful by volunteering to help at the next Wayne Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Refreshments will be provided and volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Register today by calling Wayne Main...

Zebra basketball heads to playoffs

By Dave Merchant –  The Wayne Zebras boys’ varsity basketball team has plenty to be proud of this season. The team coached by Nkwane Young has done something the school has never in history been able to do. Earlier in month they defeated Walled Lake Central 47-44 to win the...

Teacher wins Creative Writing Educator of the Year

Wayne Memorial High School teacher Kevin English has been selected by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English as the 2017 Touchstone Award Recipient (Creative Writing Educator of the Year). This award recognizes high school creative writing teachers. Kevin Weber, Wayne...

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....