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Broome Auto Parts celebrates 60 Years

The year was 1955.  Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Disneyland first opened it’s gates in Anaheim California.  Gunsmoke and Captain Kangaroo first aired on the CBS network.  James Dean died in a horrific car crash.  The 1st Ford Thunderbird was...

Northside Hardware is making big improvements

By Carolyn Marnon – Several months ago, Northside welcomed brothers Sam, Sal and Bashar Yono as its new owners. The trio also own two other True Value Hardware stores, one in Detroit and one at the Detroit/Dearborn border.  They are Iraq Christian Chaldeans who have lived...

Airport disaster and preparedness training exercise

By Carolyn Marnon – On June 3, a plane crash scenario impacting the entire metro Detroit area required the use of Oakwood Hospital-Wayne’s facilities as part of a regional disaster drill that was held in partnership with the Wayne County Airport Authority and numerous other...

Wayne administrator one of eight nurses honored

Rhonda Berndt, RN, MSN, NEA-BC – When Rhonda Berndt, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, took on the challenge of improving patient satisfaction scores at Oakwood Hospital – Wayne, she concentrated on the one area that would provide the biggest impact: communication. “Research shows if you...

Wayne Main Street update

By Lindsey Wooten – Adopt-A-Planter In the past, volunteers like you have helped make Downtown Wayne beautiful by participating in the Adopt-A-Planter Program.  We are very excited to invite your business, organization or family to be involved in enhancing the beauty and...

New businesses open doors in Wayne

By Jenny Johnson – Fresh Choice Food Center, a new grocery store, opened its doors at 8 a.m. on Jan. 19. It didn’t take long for the parking lot to fill up and the grocery carts to be put to good use. The clean bright full service supermarket with easy to read signs and six...

2014 Year in Review

  The City of Wayne has seen some significant changes this year. While the administration and council have seen some familiar faces leave their positions and they have continued to deal with a budget deficit, there have been some positive developments that show Wayne is...

Luxury seats coming to State Wayne Theater

Are you looking to enhance your movie-going experience? Phoenix Theaters State Wayne is undergoing renovations and will feature fully reclining seats in every auditorium with the latest in digital picture and sound technology. These state-of-the-art features will not change the...

K&S donating car to Wayne family to celebrate 30 years

By Jenny Johnson –  Ray and Jim Kull of K&S Auto Service are always going the extra mile for their customers.  This month they will celebrate their 30th anniversary and they have a special way of recognizing it. They give back to the community by donating a 2006 Ford...

STEP making a difference

Did you know that the City of Wayne is home to one of the most impressive and progressive vocational programs in the state? The Tried and True Thrift Store on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Wayne has been under the ownership of Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) since June of...