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Ford to invest $850 million into the Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Company announced on March 28 that the company is investing $850 million into the Michigan Assembly Plant to retool the plant to build the all-new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. Employees at the plant will begin building the Ranger at the end of 2018 and the Bronco in...

Karma is back with great food menu

By Carolyn Marnon – Karma Coffee and Kitchen opened on Michigan Avenue in November 2016. You may remember Karma Coffee when they occupied the space next to Dairy Queen on Wayne Rd. Although the owners are the same, Dave and Jennifer Romero, the business is not the same. The...

The Love Story behind the Wayne Dispatch

“We all have a story… they may not be international bestsellers like those found in the pages of a Nicholas Sparks novel or gross millions at the box office accompanied by popcorn, soda and Junior Mints… and yet we all have them.  Somewhere between the bookends of “once...

Big flavor at Big Moe’s Kitchen

By Carolyn Marnon – You may drive by it every day and not know it is there. Inside the Citgo gas station at the corner of Elizabeth and E. Michigan Ave is Big Moe’s Kitchen. Open since November 15, 2016, it has been raved about on Facebook as having great food and service....

Tattoo shop now Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – A certain block on W. Michigan Avenue is a little brighter since Mean Ink opened their doors last October. Located at 35128 W. Michigan Avenue, you will see this once-vacant building lit up at night, displays in the windows and an array of people hanging...

Family business serving area for three generations

By Carolyn Marnon – The Rediske family aspire to pass along the traditions of providing outstanding service to the community.   Continually striving to offer the most complete and compassionate funeral care and after care possible, the Rediskes treat others in the way they...

Main Street announces 2016 volunteer of the year

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Main Street held their 2nd annual Volunteer Appreciation Event last month at the State Wayne Theater. Volunteers were treated to free popcorn and pop while viewing a special documentary, “Urban Century,” about the changing face of downtowns over...

Community to vote in August to restore public safety in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – The City of Wayne and City Council have been looking at options to improve the financial status of Wayne.  One possibility is to join the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority (SMORSA) or join with another city to form their own public service...

Fundraiser to help replace aging and outdated Fire equipment

To show how important the Wayne Fire Station is to the community, Wayne residents Sammy Willingham and Bernadette Brock came together with the support of the fire department and City Manager Lisa Nocerini to plan a fundraiser that would help raise money to replace or update...

Local family is looking for help from the community

By Dave Merchant – At different times in peoples’ lives they may need help from the community in which they live. This is definitely the case with John VerHines and his son Bill VerHines when they were injured right after Easter of 2015. They were stopped on a freeway and a...