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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....

Citizens Watch patrol neighborhoods

By Carolyn Marnon – A Neighborhood Watch Patrol has been started by Wayne resident Brian Ewanciw, owner of ICON Computer Solutions, to help keep Wayne safe and be extra eyes and ears for our Wayne PD. The patrol is a citizen-run group of volunteers that patrol Wayne and...

Retiree health benefits confusing week by week

By Carolyn Marnon – “Motion by Rhaesa, seconded by Porter the motion carried by 4-3 roll call vote, it was resolved to go with Option #4 for retiree healthcare that includes a monthly stipend: $175/single, $400/two person, $485/family and $110/post 65.” This is what appears...

Graduates provide mentorship to current students

By Carolyn Marnon – The library was full of activity on a recent Tuesday morning as about 25 former Champions  of Wayne students came back to their alma mater to discuss what their college experience has been like with students who are currently trying to navigate the next...

What’s old is new again

By Darlene Hawley – Three years ago I wrote an article for this paper about Wayne’s Historical Museum, the oldest public building still standing in Wayne and located in the heart of our community.  At one time Wayne was full of old historic buildings and homes rich in...

Celebrating 70 years of classic movie viewing

By Carolyn Marnon – The State Wayne Theatre is celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2016 after having proudly served the City of Wayne since 1946. It’s hard to miss the bright lights on the theatre at night, beckoning all to reflect on the movie-going experience of...

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...

She wrote a novel in 30 days

By Carolyn Marnon – Writing wasn’t always her passion.  Hannah Gottman’s dad took her ice skating for fun.  By the time she was in 3rd grade, Hannah started skating regularly at the rink in Wayne. By 6th grade, ice skating became more intense for her as she started moving...

Inspiration, drive, determination: Journey to leadership

Story by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds  (U.S. Army Africa) – VICENZA, Italy – In most tales of adventure, discovery or heroism the main character faces many challenges throughout his or her own journey. Good, bad, right or wrong, each choice he or she makes will ultimately...

Support your local community by shopping small

By Carolyn Marnon – Sure, you could go to those big box stores and do your holiday shopping. It might be easier to pick up a wide variety of things in that one stop.  With all the hardships Wayne is going through right now, wouldn’t it be nice to visit your local small...