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City breaks ground on new Veterans Memorial

A momentous day of accomplishment and excitement was held on June 16th, 2020, as the Wayne Veterans Memorial Committee held the official groundbreaking ceremony on the south side of Wayne City Hall where a new Wayne Veterans Memorial will be erected. Wayne Mayor John Rhaesa said,...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Resident retires after 39 years of serving community

By Carolyn Marnon – Thelma Dasho isn’t blue about retiring after 39 years spent at Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union. She’s looking forward to the blues. The blues that she’ll be gazing upon when she soon moves into her lakefront home on Zukey Lake in Pinckney. As a...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Save-A-Life program offers free covid-19 testing

By Carolyn Marnon – The Save-A-Life program provides Wayne County employees and residents over age 10 with COVID-19 testing. There is no out-of-pocket expense involved, and you do not need an appointment. The Wayne County Public Health Division, in partnership with Garden...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Resident steps up to help make ventilators during crisis

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’ve been there 25 years, and I’ve always built transmissions,” said Wayne resident Brian Duka about his job at Ford Motor Company’s Livonia Transmission Plant. That all changed when COVID-19 became a pandemic across the nation, sending thousands to...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Peaceful protest marches through Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – “Hands up!” yelled the lady with the bullhorn. “Don’t shoot!” came the reply from the dozens of walkers in her immediate vicinity. This was the scene several weeks ago as the Black Lives Matter Prayer Walk meandered its way along the streets from Burning...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Did you know Malcolm X had ties to Wayne?

In August 1952 Malcolm Little was released from prison in Massachusetts after serving 5 years. He was put on parole, limiting where he could travel and having a condition that he be employed. Little moved to Inkster to live with his older brother Wilfred and sister-in-law Ruth....
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Governor appoints interim judge to district court

Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Breeda K. O’Leary to the 29th District Court of the City of Wayne and Brian C. Hartwell to the 43rd District Court of the City of Hazel Park. “Breeda and Brian are well-respected within the legal community and will be bringing their extensive...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

By Carolyn Marnon – Patrick Haner and Sandra Clary were just 17 years old when they married at the end of their junior year of high school, June 22, 1970. The couple first met when they were in 7th grade at Adams Junior High School. Sandra had a crush on Patrick. When they...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Wayne pride shows in class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

There are fewer valedictorians this year than in years past, but Wayne Memorial High School has more salutatorians. Both categories of achievement are determined strictly by cumulative GPA. Valedictorians have GPAs 4.0 and above. Salutatorians have GPAs between 3.93 and 3.99....
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Four essential businesses cope amidst pandemic

By Carolyn Marnon – Four Wayne businesses shared how they have continued to serve the community during the Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe order. Fresh Choice is the largest grocery store in the City of Wayne. Manager Lydia Pattah says the store has operated continuously...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Be the light in someone’s life

By Carolyn Marnon – The “Be the Light” project was initiated by the Wayne Memorial High School Athletic Department to honor the Class of 2020 athletes and the rest of the senior class. According to Athletic Director Jason Malloy, the department wanted to do something that...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Helping Wayne bloom

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Garden Club maintains four garden sites around downtown Wayne: the Blue Star Memorial Garden on Michigan Avenue, the Clock Garden at E. Michigan Ave and Wayne Rd, the Hosta Garden along the Riverwalk in Goudy Park and the enclosed garden at the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020