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Wayne resident making dough with new business

By Carolyn Marnon – Crystal Murphy was homeless with two young sons. She had been living with her dad until he lost the trailer they were living in. They had nowhere to go. They went from house to house, staying with people they knew. They eventually ended up in Toledo,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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“How we tied the knot” residents share love stories

By Carolyn Marnon – Can there really be too many Judy’s? According to Judith Shelton, yes there can be, which is why she prefers to be called Judith. However, to her doting husband, Stan, there can only be one and his Judy happens to be the apple of his eye. Stan Shelton...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Brooke’s books benefits students of all ages

By Carolyn Marnon – “Community Circle’s first literacy campaign is coming to an end! We were able to help all ranges of grades,” organizer Brooke Johnson exclaimed. “This week I will be packaging and delivering the books to the schools that answered my email that I sent...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020

February 2020 News Briefs

Dueling piano party Wayne Rotary Club presents their annual St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Held at HYPE Western Wayne Center, 4635 Howe, this evening of musical entertainment includes a cash bar, food available for purchase,  50/50 raffles and...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Downtown improvements are happening

By Carolyn Marnon – The Downtown District of Wayne comprises the areas along Wayne Rd and Michigan Avenue from city limit to city limit in each direction. The Downtown Development Authority (known as the DDA) is tasked with implementing plans for the physical improvements...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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WWFCU announces executive promotions

Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union (WWFCU), a financial institution that’s served its local community for 66 years, is pleased to announce the promotion of three key leaders. Joleen Bowman is being promoted to chief executive officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2020. Bowman will...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Man finds $27,000 and returns it to local credit union

By Carolyn Marnon – It was just another day at the reception desk for Ciara Bowie-Kidwell. Ciara greets customers as they enter Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union in Westland. In January, a gentleman walked into the lobby, put a big black box on the counter and asked if...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Golden beauty joins Police Department

By Carolyn Marnon – The newest copper-haired member of the Wayne Police Department is only three years old and does not require a salary. Zeke, a beautifully coated golden retriever, has been working out of the police department since November. One Friday last fall, Police...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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Small town boy to international traveler

By Carolyn Marnon – “We’re gonna read books out loud as a family,” said Phil Cousineau’s dad after kicking their Philco TV down the stairs one day long ago. Phil was growing up on Eastlawn in Wayne where he eventually went on to graduate from St. Mary’s. Phil’s dad worked...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020

January 2020 News Briefs

Judge set to retire 29th District Court Judge Laura Mack will be retiring effective March 1, 2020. Judge Mack has served the City of Wayne since 2004. Because Judge Mack is still at the beginning of her time, her replacement will be appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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Ford Motor Co. to make huge reinvestment

Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles. Ford is investing...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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Small business Saturday an overwhelming success

Downtown Wayne was abuzz Saturday, November 30, as businesses throughout the district welcomed customers looking for holiday gifts and great deals. Sam Rainey, Wayne Main Street Interim Executive Director, comments “Small Business Saturday in downtown Wayne is more than just...