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Haidous passes gavel to Hawley

By Jenny Johnson – Mayor Al Haidous presided over his last city council meeting on Nov. 18. He officially resigned to move on to his new job as Wayne County Commissioner for District 11 In his resignation letter Haidous wrote, “ It has been an honor and privilege to serve...

Kick Back…Relax…Recline!!!

By Jenny Johnson – Ready for a great family movie weekend? State Wayne Phoenix Theatre is ready to wow you with an enhanced movie going experience. They have completed renovations that include all new carpet, theater lighting, bigger screens in two theaters and luxury...

Questions about voter approved Proposal 1

On Nov. 3 voters in the City of Wayne approved Proposal 1, which will divide the city into six districts and have council members elected from those districts. Candidates will be required to live in the district they represent and residents of that district will only vote for a...

After 21 years in office Mayor Haidous to bid adieu

By Jenny Johnson – The American Dream can be achieved with a lot of hard work, discipline and support. Lebanese-born Al Haidous has lived in Wayne for more than 40 years and first became involved in local government in the 1980s. The owner of Al’s Friendly Market, at the...

K&S donating car to Wayne family to celebrate 30 years

By Jenny Johnson –  Ray and Jim Kull of K&S Auto Service are always going the extra mile for their customers.  This month they will celebrate their 30th anniversary and they have a special way of recognizing it. They give back to the community by donating a 2006 Ford...

Meet new Wayne-Westland Superintendent

By Jenny Johnson – The first day of school was exciting not only for students and teachers in the Wayne-Westland Community School District but also for the new Superintendent Michele Harmala. Harmala began her tenure her in Wayne-Westland on July 1. Since then she has been...

Warrior of Wayne

By Jenny Johnson – How far can you throw a 16- pound stone how about an 18-foot long log? John Tracy will compete at the World Master Championship in Scotland this month as part of the  Scottish Highland Games. This will be the first time the Wayne resident will compete in...

Residents needed for Neighborhood Watch

The Wayne Police Department is looking for citizens to participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program.    The Neighborhood Watch Program will divide the city into geographical “neighborhoods.”  Each neighborhood will have a Neighborhood Watch Group consisting of citizens who live...

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...

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...