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Recall effort aims to remove Sanders and 3 others

By Carolyn Marnon – “Step down, Sanders!” “Just resign, Chris!” Attendees at Wayne City Council meetings have been shouting these phrases or ones similar to it for more than a few months as they try to encourage Councilman Chris Sanders to resign his council position due to...

A life of service

By Carolyn Marnon – Following shakedown training out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, USS John King carried out weapons tests on the East Coast before arriving in Norfolk, VA on September 7, 1961 for regular duty. It was at this time that Electrician’s Mate Tom Porter stepped...

Wayne welcomes practical nursing program downtown

By Carolyn Marnon – Early this year, Dorsey Schools announced it would offer its Practical Nursing Program in Wayne. It was already in existence at the Madison Heights campus. A program also was started at the Roseville location. In February, Dorsey held a ribbon-cutting...

Every second counts, plan ahead

By Carolyn Marnon – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is the 2017, theme for National Fire Prevention Week being held October 8-14. Steps to prevent fires should be taken every day as we go about our lives, not just during the month of October which just happens to be...

Wayne resident is one of your fire fighters

By Carolyn Marnon – There are 18 fire fighters working for the Wayne Fire Department. Of those 18, six of them are what are called “grant” firefighters. The City of Wayne was able to hire these six through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants...

Detroit Zoo employees remove boatloads of trash from the Rouge

The employees of the Detroit Zoo are well known for the care they provide to the many animals that call the zoo home. But the employees have proved yet again, they also care about the local environment, especially the Rouge River. The zoo sent 20 of its employees to Wayne on Oct....

Former library director honored

By Carolyn Marnon – It came as no surprise that more than 45 people packed into the little storytime room in the children’s section of the Wayne Public Library recently. They were there to honor their friend, mother, grandmother, Red Hat member and colleague, former library...

Pat Rice to be honored as 2017 Diamond of the Community

By Carolyn Marnon – If you attend events in Wayne or belong to any of the community groups in Wayne, more than likely you have run into Pat Rice. Her bright smile and welcoming way are noticed. It doesn’t matter that she is usually wearing a t-shirt of some sort that...

Wayne’s bike rack campaign succeeds

By Maxwell Cameron – Spend some time in downtown Wayne and it’s clear that biking is positively impacting our community. More and more Wayne residents are using pedal power as a healthy way to enjoy our city’s downtown space. Ridership in the Wayne Bicycle Club’s weekly...

It’s a “grand” opening in Wayne

Tubby’s Sub Shops is on the move, again. The “Detroit Original” sub shop featuring submarine sandwiches “grilled to perfection and made to order,” is making its latest appearance in Wayne County, this time with a new location in downtown Wayne. The newest Tubby’s is...