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Your summer concert season has arrived!

July 17-Major Woody The 2019 Summer Concerts in Goudy Park will kick off on Wednesday, July 17, with Major Woody, a band that has not performed in past summer concerts. This Livonia cover band, formed in 1992, performs pop, rock, Motown and classics. There have been a few member...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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Wayne loses community icon and diamond

By Carolyn Marnon – An icon of the community has died. William “Wild Bill” Copland died June 18 after a fight with cancer. He was 81. As “Taps” played into the sky outside the doors of St. John’s Episcopal Church on a warm 81° summer morning, mourners packed the rows of...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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Officer Schmidtke receives prestigious Chiefs award

Only one or two police officers from the entire state are selected for the award each year. On June 25, Lt. Kevin Schmidtke of the Wayne Police Department received the prestigious Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Distinguished Service Medal. According to the Wayne Police...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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Playscape rises with community help

By Carolyn Marnon – “One of the first things I tell the group is ‘I’m really good at playgrounds, but I’m really bad at names,’” said Wayne resident Juan Bradford, Community Build Supervisor for Miracle Midwest, Miracle Playscapes that manufactured the new...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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Rosie the Riveters honored by Wayne Historical Society

By Carolyn Marnon – As a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace,” people attending the dedication of the new Rosie Rose Garden in front of the Wayne Historical Museum milled around the lawn. At the predetermined time, Wayne Historical Society Immediate Past President Ann Zimmerman...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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Oil under Wayne – The Imperial Oil Co.

By Tyler Moll – Did you know that for over 100 years there has been oil coursing under the ground on the west end of the city? Did you know that the oil that came through Wayne helped the US win WWI and WWII? Lets start at the beginning. In 1899 the company headquarters of...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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July 2019 News Briefs

Kite building and decorating Come to the Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd, on Tuesday, July 2, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for a kite building and decorating workshop for children ages 4-11. Take the kite home and enjoy hours of flying! Knit and crochet night The Wayne Public...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019
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After pressure from the community, school board acts

By Carolyn Marnon – On June 14, the Wayne-Westland Board of Education received a written complaint from a former District employee regarding the conduct and actions of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shelley Holt. Dr. Holt has been in the position for two years,...
Posted On 20 Jul 2019
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Calling all flea market and garage sale vendors

Wayne Main Street will be hosting a flea market and community garage sale in Downtown Wayne’s Veterans Plaza as a part of the 2019 Downtown Days festivities happening August 9 and 10. Wayne Main Street is pleased to announce that the 2019 Downtown Days event will feature a flea...
Posted On 20 Jul 2019
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Doctor celebrates 25 years in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Celebrating 25 years of practice in Wayne this month, Dr. Kevin Crawford specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. According to Dr. Crawford, “The City of Wayne has been and remains a diverse and hard-working community with a strong civic identity.” Dr....
Posted On 20 Jul 2019
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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