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Couple survive royal disaster at sea

By Carolyn Marnon – When they went to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, Larry and Dawn Larson “started having a rocky marriage,” Dawn laughs. This is the only time she is heard to laugh during our conversation. The couple attended Wayne Memorial High School and...

Wayne Drive-In sign: where is it now?

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Drive-In movie theater opened May 19, 1949 as a single-screen facility with an 850 vehicle capacity.  In the 1970s, a second screen was added. Movie goers enjoyed the drive-in for many years. One memory posted online from “Work at Ford Truck...

Wayne Memorial students to perfom “The Nutcracker”

By Carolyn Marnon – “The Nutcracker” is a family friendly production which incorporates music and dance and is the fall play at Wayne Memorial High School.  “I chose ‘The Nutcracker’ as our fall production because the theme for the 2015/16 show season is ‘family friendly...

Rosie the Riveters take back World Record

By Carolyn Marnon – 1,084.  That was the number to beat, set by a group in Richmond, California on August 15 of this year, to take back the Guinness World Record title for largest gathering of Rosie the Riveters.  The Willow Run Bomber Plant surpassed that number with 2,096...

Rouge-A-Palooza features music, food and paddling on the Rouge River

It was three years ago when a group of volunteers decided to throw a community celebration to recognize how far the Rouge River has come – not in miles, but in water quality and as a recreational resource.  A lot of hard work and effort has gone into cleaning up the...

40th anniversary for the cult movie classic

By Carolyn Marnon – The Rocky Horror Preservation Society celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” the last weekend of September with a convention in New York City. For 2 ½ years, the State Wayne has brought the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” to life...

You can help the Scarecrows return to Downtown

By Lindsey Wooten – It’s that time of year again! The downtown Wayne Scarecrow design contest is upon us, and it’s time to get building! Each group or individual that enters will design and build a scarecrow using a pre-made frame and lots of imagination. Be creative! Your...

Fifty Amp Fuse rocks Goudy Park

  By Carolyn Marnon – When Fifty Amp Fuse, now known as Your Generation in Concert™, came to Goudy Park for the Concerts in the Park series last month, the crowd was the largest of the 5 week series. The group brought an energy to the concert-goers that had people...

He’s Got a Rock and Roll Heart

By Courtney Conover – “If I keeled over tomorrow, I’d like to do it performing,” says self-taught drummer Tim Cosher, whose career highlights include playing with the likes of Mel Tillis, Eddie Rabbitt, and The Kingston Trio. But Cosher’s love affair with performing music...

10th Annual Family Fest

By Sarah Shurge – Free food, cars, rides, games, attractions, face painting, prizes, trophies, car demonstrations, and did I mention free food? All that along with smiling faces, good attitudes and a day of fun for the whole family can be found on Aug. 22 from 12-5 p.m at...