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Tears monument being unveiled this month

By Carolyn Marnon – 9 years ago, Allen (Buddy) and Shelby Shuh lost their 5 ½ month old daughter, Isabella Harmony Shuh, after she was born with serious complications, including a missing spleen and kidney, and stomach and heart issues. She also had a serious case of spina...

Street Artist no-longer anonymous

By Carolyn Marnon – He could be Wayne’s answer to Banksy, the well-known British street artist.  Matt Rochon, who grew up in Wayne and is currently a resident of Garden City, is the artist behind the mysterious John Wayne stencil art that has popped up in various places in...

October 2015 News Briefs

City Hall is Coming Home City offices will be back at City Hall on Wayne Rd beginning at 10am on Tuesday, October 6.  Please note that the city council meetings will continue to be held at the WABC building until further notice. Meet the Candidates On Wednesday, October 7, from...

Making a difference around the world

By Sarah Shurge – Twenty-eight men and women proudly wear their burgundy graduation cap and gown. Yellow tassel dangling against their infinite amounts of smiles. This was the day they had waited and been working for, the day they get ordained into ministry. Pastor Larry...

2015 Wayne election everyone votes for wards

By Carolyn Marnon – Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day!  It is time to review voting processes, especially since Wayne now has a ward system in place.  This year, Wayne residents will be voting for the mayor, an at-large council person and council persons at-large from...

English teacher named to 30 under 30 list

By Carolyn Marnon – Kevin English, 25, is an innovative young leader fighting illiteracy in Michigan.  The Wayne Memorial High School English teacher was named to the International Literacy Association (ILA)’s first 30 under 30 list.  This global list included nonprofit...

Rouge-A-Palooza features music, food and paddling on the Rouge River

It was three years ago when a group of volunteers decided to throw a community celebration to recognize how far the Rouge River has come – not in miles, but in water quality and as a recreational resource.  A lot of hard work and effort has gone into cleaning up the...

Rouge A Palooza welcomes Bathgate

By Lindsey Wooten – Chris Bathgate is a singer-songwriter based out of southeast Michigan. His bruised yet beautiful aesthetic, poetic lyrics and distinct voice have garnered reverent fans across the globe. His songs ruminate on the existential, and celebrate the ephemeral...

Healthy Wayne kicks off

Over 30 community members gathered at HYPE Athletics Wayne on September 23 for Oakwood/Beaumont Hospital’s Healthy Wayne Initiative Kick-Off.  After enjoying a breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola bars and water, attendees listened to a presentation by Betty Priskorn,...

Celebrating fall in early Wayne

By Darlene Hawley – October brings cooler days and nights, shorter days with the sun setting earlier and rising later and the changing of the color of the trees and bushes. Green leaves become brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and rust.  Tourists and residents of our...
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