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Staying connected

By Darlene Hawley – Communication is an extremely important part of every individual’s life.  We all must communicate with each other to maintain ties with family, friends and the world around us.  For many years, mail delivery served as a communication link between...

Hays named Wayne Memorial’s #1 fan

Ron “Corky” Hays moved to Wayne (Norwayne) in 1956 at the age of 13.  He attended Adams Jr. High the first full year it was open (1956), he was in the 8th grade. Deno DeLuca was his gym teacher and basketball coach at Wayne Memorial High School.  Mr. DeLuca would let students in...

Sgt. Cahill chosen as 2016 Police Officer of the Year

The Wayne Police Department’s Citation Board voted Sergeant Brent Cahill as the 2016 Police Officer of the Year. Sgt. Cahill was awarded a plaque from the Wayne Police Department at the March 22 City Council meeting with family, friends, and fellow officers present....

Citizen to celebrate 105th birthday

Edna Wooten is celebrating a big birthday this month…she turns 105 on April 22nd.  Longtime Wayne resident and currently living in Maple Manor, Edna says she enjoys living at Maple Manor.  “The staff take really good care of me, they are like family to me.” Edna moved from...

LED lights coming to Wayne

City Manager Lisa Nocerini announced at the February 21 City Council meeting that Wayne had received a letter from the Department of the Treasury granting the City over $347,000 to be used specifically to convert the city street lights to LED lighting. Gov. Rick Snyder says $5.1...

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...

Series of budget meetings continues

By Carolyn Marnon – The most recent budget meeting of the Wayne City Council was held Tuesday, February 28, at City Hall.  Although it is an open meeting, very few residents were in attendance. The meeting started with an overview of upcoming water and sewer capital...

Hometown ‘Champion’ succeeds at being a champion

By Carolyn Marnon – When she was in 6th grade, Katie Horton was tested and diagnosed with dyslexia. She had been having trouble with reading and went through a long process to get diagnosed.  Now a student at Florida State University, it does take her a lot longer to study....

4th graders reach out to homeless

By Carolyn Marnon – Friday, February 17, was National Random Acts of Kindness Day, a day that is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. It also happened to be the day that Kelly Weber’s 4th grade class of 26 students at...

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...