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Old Wayne Cemetery

By Darlene Hawley – To some, a cemetery is a scary place that is to be avoided.  This is especially true around Halloween or on dark and dreary nights.  Many ghost stories have been written dealing with cemeteries and events that have taken place in them.  But, in reality,...

What are your wishes for Wayne for 2014?

By Dee Ryan – Matt Miller writes about his goals for the planning department: Have the Downtown Design Standard Ordinance adopted.  This is the outcome of the Downtown Master Plan where we will begin to require a better design on any improvements or new construction in the...

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...