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Wayne becomes Main Street Community

By Jenny Johnson – The city got good news from Lansing. Gov. Rick Snyder announced three communities were selected to Select Level of the Michigan Main Street program. In addition to Wayne the cities of Three Rivers and Grayling were also chosen by the Michigan State...

WMHS recognizes Champions

By Jenny Johnson – There are 139 students at Wayne Memorial High School who are $200 richer. They are Champions’ students who achieved their first semester goals. At the awards banquet several students shared their experience and how Champions did more than just help them...

City asks state for help with budget

Help could be on the way. City Council voted 5-2 to have the administration contact the Office of Fiscal Responsibility with the State of Michigan. This is an interim step before bringing in an emergency financial manager. This does not mean Wayne is hiring an emergency financial...

March News Briefs

City sells fire truck City council voted  to sell the Wayne fire department’s aerial ladder truck to the Inkster Fire Department. They are using an $800,000 grant to pay for it. The city owes just over $800,000 for the truck. “This will be just about revenue neutral,” said...

Serving lunch to those who serve

By Jenny Johnson – They eagerly stood at the door waiting to greet their guests. The Student Council at St. Mary Catholic Church was excited to welcome the Wayne Police and Wayne-Westland Fire Department to their school for the second annual “Bagged Lunch.” Even with being...

Wayne resident competes in Death Race

By Jenny Johnson – Jason Hood doesn’t have a death wish but he is competing in the Death Race.  Billed as part Survivor and part Jackass the 48-70 hour outdoor race will start on June 27 in the woods in Vermont. “I found out just searching different obstacle races online...

Last words on our old Wayne cemetery

Life was difficult in the early years of our community.  Our cemetery tombstones and grave markers display the great number of deaths of men, women and children at very young ages.   While modern medicine and better diets have increased the life expectancy for people today, there...

Meet Mr. Northside

By Dee Ryan – After 40 years in Wayne, I finally met “Mr. Northside Hardware,” Mr. Phil Kaplan.  He’s owned the store for 58 years.  Built in 1930 and at one time owned by Harley Smith, Mr. Kaplan bought Northside from John Valance.  In 1983 the store underwent a major...

A Celebration of Life

On Feb. 8 several Vietnam Veterans were honored by Angela’s Hospice Veterans Organization for their service to the Navy over 40 years ago.  The group formed such an extraordinary bond of brotherhood that they came together in Wayne from all over the United States for a pre-wake...

Churches needed for food program

The Wayne-Westland Fish Organization is looking to add new churches to participate in their food pantry program. Wayne-Westland Fish provides food on a one-time emergency basis to individuals and families in the Wayne-Westland area. The program’s goal is to provide food to those...
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