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Wayne employee hits 60 year mark with city

By Carolyn Marnon – After 60 years with the City of Wayne, you would think DPW (Department of Public Works) Administration Assistant Patty Ditmore would be ready to move on to the golden years of retirement and all that retirement brings with it. It’s not happening. “I like...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Students build rain garden

Rotary Park II in the City of Wayne located on Chamberlain received a beautiful upgrade this past week funded by a five hundred dollar grant. The 4th grade students of Hoover Elementary School and their teachers Amy Morris and Andrea Demeka designed and planted a Rain Garden. To...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Let’s play ball

By Carolyn Marnon – State Representative Robert Kosowski procured a $100,000 grant from the State of Michigan to help with the development of parks and recreation in Wayne. The grant was to be used for an athletic facility; the baseball fields at Forest Park were chosen for...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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State of the Wayne-Westland School District

By Carolyn Marnon – An overflow crowd had to settle into the John Glenn High School media center on April 11 to listen to Wayne Westland School District’s inaugural State of the District Address given by Superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt. Dr. Holt told the crowd gathered in...
Posted On 12 May 2018
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Helping students soar to new heights

By Carolyn Marnon – Connecting. Modelling. Joining. Shaping. Bringing together. Uniting. All these words are related to the word “welding.” They can also be used to describe what happens in the welding classroom at William D. Ford Technical Center, part of the Wayne...
Posted On 12 May 2018
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Ghost hunting: is it real?

By Carolyn Marnon – Friday the 13th. It can strike fear into anyone. Long considered an unlucky day in Western superstition, it has inspired a 19th century secret society (the Thirteen Club), an early 20th century novel (Friday the Thirteenth), a horror film franchise...
Posted On 12 May 2018
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Building in Wayne makes local news

By Carolyn Marnon – “Danger: This structure is declared unsafe for human occupancy or use.” This is the red sign visible on the doors of the apartments located at 35732 and 35736 W. Michigan Ave. You might know the building-it’s the Tudor Revival that might remind you of a...
Posted On 12 May 2018
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Experience the sauce

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’m not a store shelf sale to make money. I’m selling you something I created that I put my heart and soul into,” says Benjamin Welch, owner of Chili Sauce and Dogs, a local food truck. “It’s truly an art.” Who is Benjamin Welch? Benjamin is a 2003...
Posted On 12 May 2018
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Call it a Comeback Beavers, wild turkeys now living along revitalized Rouge River

By Kurt Kuban – I began organizing Rouge Rescue in Wayne back in 2001. In the months leading up to that first river clean up, I was walking along the Rouge trying to figure out where to start. Everywhere you looked there was trash — shopping carts, tires and just...
Posted On 12 May 2018
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Downtown clean-up day an overwhelming success

On a beautiful April morning (Saturday, April 21), over 150 volunteers gathered in downtown Wayne to participate in Wayne’s Annual Clean-Up Day. Volunteers were broken up into teams and positioned throughout downtown, charged with picking up trash and removing debris that had...
Posted On 12 May 2018