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Fire Department and Oakwood Annapolis train for tornado

Practice makes perfect. That is why the Wayne-Westland Fire Department and the staff at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne partnered up to practice a tornado drill. Dozens of volunteers acted as tornado victims so the hospital staff and fire department could test their ability...

Santa kicks off gift giving season with a trip to local merchants

The Christmas countdown is on. When you are making your list and checking it twice don’t forget to stop by some of the businesses in Wayne for you holiday needs. The City of Wayne has some unique places with business owners and employees who are happy to offer fast and friendly...

Wayne and Westland sharing fire chief with Inkster

By Jenny Johnson – Wayne city council approved entering into an interlocal agreement with Inkster to share the services of Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy. This means Reddy would oversee the Inkster Fire Department in addition to the Wayne-Westland Fire Department...

Arson cause of Marvaso’s fire

By Jenny Johnson –  The Wayne-Westland Fire Department has ruled arson is the cause of the May 8 fire at Marvaso’s Restaurant/Electric Stick in Westland that killed firefighter Brian Woehlke. Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshall John Adams said the cause of the fire was a...

Wayne resident was Rosie Riveter

By Jenny Johnson – Ruth M. Pierson-Webb, 93, of Wayne is a proud member of the Greatest Generation. During World War II she and many other women entered the work force to help keep the economy strong and provide much needed equipment for the war effort. Pierson-Webb worked...

Dobrowolski serves at last council meeting

By Jenny Johnson – For the first time in 19 years Mayor Pro Tem Pam Dobrowolski will be free on Tuesday nights. She chose not to seek re-election and served at her last council meeting on Nov. 4. “I want to say thank you to the city and to the community for allowing me to...

History of Eloise

By Darlene Hawley –  Wayne Ladies’ Literary Club recently reviewed a book at their book discussion meeting and it brought back a host of childhood memories for those in attendance who grew up in Wayne and surrounding communities.  It was a true story called “Annie’s Ghost”...

Wayne church welcomes female pastor

By Dee – “I love God and strive to serve Jesus faithfully and fully with my heart and life.”  Those are the words of Rev. Jennifer Jue.  This summer she became the first woman pastor of Wayne’s First United Methodist Church. Her goals include relationship with the community...

Season’s Greetings!!

By Buddy Shuh – In today’s column I want to tell you about two different programs that might be of help to you this time of year. The first is a present giveaway for children at Christmas time and the second is a free health program that begins in January. First, since it’s...

Council and Mayor sworn in, Hawley tapped for Mayor Pro Tem

By Jenny Johnson Councilman Jim Hawley, fresh off his first re-election victory, was chosen as Mayor Pro Tem. Councilman Albert Damitio nominated him for the position. “Because he has served very well on the council and has served for many years in the City of Wayne and it would...