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November 2018 News Briefs

Mayor and three council members elected Seven year Councilman John Rhaesa will be the city’s next mayor (4,116 votes) defeating write-in candidates Jacob Johnson (68 votes) and Christopher Sanders (55 votes). Joining Mayor Rhaesa on the council will be Anthony Miller (ward...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Wayne Marching band wins competitions

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Memorial High School Zebra Marching Band was awarded first place in Class A at the Gibraltar Invitational in late September with the top score for all 8 competing bands. The band also received recognition for Outstanding Musical Performance....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Wayne businessman takes charge to change law

Pictured left to right: Vern Amos, Rep. Robert Kosowski, Brian Ewanciw, Kathy Rockwell, Chris Miller, Marina Carabellese (staff), and Renee Hermanowski (staff). Seated: Governor Rick Snyder.By Carolyn Marnon – When Brian Ewanciw, owner of Icon Computers and Wayne Bicycle...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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2018 Diamond of the community named

By Carolyn Marnon – “I was forced to do a Mother-Daughter project by a mother that would not take “no” for an answer,” says 2018 Diamond of the Community Patt Hartford about her first experience volunteering. The event was put on by the Washington School PTA. “I was scared...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018
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Doing the monster mash on Harroun

By Carolyn Marnon – Take a drive by 34815 Harroun between now and Halloween and see the “Monster Mash” lighting up Wayne residents Steve and Debbie Gush’s house. “Holidays on Harroun” was started by Steve about 4 years ago. The inspiration for it actually came about 6-8...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018
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Sanders removed from November ballot

By Carolyn Marnon – On August 28, the Honorable Robert J. Colombo Jr of the Third Circuit Court ordered “The Wayne County Clerk must immediately remove Christopher J. Sanders from the ballot as a candidate for Mayor in the City of Wayne, Michigan in November 2018 general...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Pro champion drag racer from Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – After over 30 years of drag racing within members of the Kull family, Wayne resident Steven Kull is the first in the family to win a championship. Steven Kull was recently named Pro-class champion at Milan Dragway for the 2018 race season. He said there...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Passing on the family legacy

By Carolyn Marnon – Built in 1926, no one could have predicted the future of 35234 W Michigan Ave. Four years later, in 1930, Gus Roussakies was born in Warren, Ohio during the depression. Gus, a U.S. citizen, travelled with his family to Greece when he was just a year old....
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Locally-made tortillas found at area stores

By Carolyn Marnon – Wander the Hispanic food aisle at Fresh Choice Food Center, and you will come across products made by Tortillas Tita, a small business located in an office/industrial area off Michigan Ave. Founded by husband and wife Martha Jaramillo and Francisco...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Red carpet movie premiers in Wayne

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 26, for the next big movie event benefitting Wayne Memorial High School’s Champions of Wayne program. Champions of Wayne is partnering with Phoenix Theaters to present the world premiere of “Liz”, the Michigan premiere of “Rogers Park”,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018