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Fire Department and Oakwood Annapolis train for tornado

Practice makes perfect. That is why the Wayne-Westland Fire Department and the staff at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne partnered up to practice a tornado drill. Dozens of volunteers acted as tornado victims so the hospital staff and fire department could test their ability...

Wayne and Westland sharing fire chief with Inkster

By Jenny Johnson – Wayne city council approved entering into an interlocal agreement with Inkster to share the services of Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy. This means Reddy would oversee the Inkster Fire Department in addition to the Wayne-Westland Fire Department...

Wayne resident was Rosie Riveter

By Jenny Johnson – Ruth M. Pierson-Webb, 93, of Wayne is a proud member of the Greatest Generation. During World War II she and many other women entered the work force to help keep the economy strong and provide much needed equipment for the war effort. Pierson-Webb worked...

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...

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...

The Wayne 500 race to Main Street begins

The race has begun. The Wayne Ripple Effect sponsoring Wayne 500- Race to Main Street. From now until Nov. 15 they are trying to raise $50,000 for Downtown Wayne. They are asking 500 supporters of the downtown revitalization to each pledge $100. The money will be used to pay for...

TV Writer visits Wayne

Mark Rothman, the writer behind such classic television shows as Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, and The Odd Couple, will share his stories at 6:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Wayne Public Library. He is the author of the book “Mark Rothman’s Essays: Many About Show...

Holmstrom helps Goodfellows

It’s a long time until Christmas but the Wayne Goodfellows are already in action to make sure there is No Child Without a Christmas in Wayne. And they have a little help. Former Detroit Red Wing player Tomas Holmstrom will do an autograph signing at 7 p.m. on March 13 at Avenue...