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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...

Did you know?

By Darlene Hawley – In the study of the history of our community there are so many interesting things uncovered about the people and how they lived, the development of the area, the things that influenced the growth of the town and the events that forced the change of...

Running for clean water

By Buddy Shuh – This past weekend I went down to Detroit to support some friends who were running in the Detroit Free Press half-marathon. I had originally registered to run in it, but a knee injury side-lined me. Someone told me that over 27,000 people gathered to run this...

More than 1300 runners race through streets

By Jenny Johnson The annual Red October Run sponsored by Oakwood Hospital was a success this year. A total of 1,333 runners and walkers of all ages participated in the four different races including the 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk and the 1 Mile Jr. October race. “We had a great...

Wayne sisters wow on X Factor TV show

 It’s not easy to get a compliment from Simon Cowell. But that is exactly what happened to RoXxy Montana the trio of singing sisters from Wayne. This summer Tenija, 22, Tiara, 21, and Temperance, 20, Moton traveled to Colorado to audition for Season 3 of “The X Factor”. They...

Champions of Wayne wins community support

By Jenny Johnson – It was the biggest crowd downtown Wayne has seen in years. The line of eager fans waiting for the Midwest premiere of Infiltrators stretched from the State Wayne Theater to Elizabeth Street.  Upwards of 1000 people patiently waited to get into the theater...
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