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There’s no place like home –

A former professional softball player, Mike Gouin once lived and breathed the game. But his key players—his family—are what always kept him grounded By Courtney Conover – Softball is a game that’s not for the meek. And it’s a game that brings the noise. Mike Gouin knows all...
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Annual car cruise coming back to Downtown Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – Mark your calendars because the annual car cruise, Cruisin’ US12 is quickly approaching. The event will be happening on Saturday, July 9th, from about 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the 16th year in a row, Michigan Avenue and downtown Wayne will be packed with...
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Wayne Memorial High School Graduates, Class of 2022

Valedictorians (4.0 and above cumulative GPA) Nicolas Figueroa Vanessa Prush Salutatorian (3.9 – 3.99 cumulative GPA) Lauren McKeny Emma Fleming Diana Fuller Mackenzie Hill Nicole Johnson Nancy Ramirez Brianna Reid Summa Cum Laude 3.8-4.0 (and above) Cumulative Grade Point...
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Wayne pride shows in Class of 2022

There are two valedictorians this year, and Wayne Memorial High School has seven 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. Nicolas Figueroa...
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Officer of the Year and promotions in Police Department

By Sarah Shurge – On May 3rd at the City of Wayne’s Council meeting, Sergeant Jordan Arndt was recognized as the Wayne Police Department’s 2021 Police Officer of the Year. Each year the Wayne Police Department’s Awards Committee – which consists of patrol officers,...

Wayne-Westland Community High School Graduates

Bulo, Kamariya Cakri, Andonia D’Water, (Sabrinna) Everen Davis, Antra Elam, Kenneth Jackson, Dorionne Alawode, O’Shay Anderson, Reece Bailey-Glascock, Paige Bonner, Brendan Brewer, Alexis Cagle jr., Jason Campbell, Kya Cartwright, Lolita Chambers, Wesley Combs,...
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Farmers and Artisans Market returns to Downtown

By Sarah Shurge – It’s an exciting time as the Farmers and Artisans Market has officially returned to Downtown Wayne. The Market opened Wednesday, May 25th and will run through Wednesday, September 28th. It will be open every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in the lot next to The...
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Favazza is putting his own spin on something we can all get behind: Pizza Here’s why a G.Faz slice just might be “The best pizza you’ve had in a long time.”

By Courtney Conover – Slice by slice, George Favazza, a life-long resident of Wayne, is wowing palates all over Metro Detroit. With a delectable menu of pies with names like Fazzy Cheese Pizza, Pepper-Faz-a-Ronni!, Meat-Z-Pizza, Super-Z, and Faz-A-Laua, it’s quite easy to...
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Students release salmon into river

By Carolyn Marnon – 118 small chinook salmon were released into the Rouge River at Goudy Park last month. Wayne Memorial High School teacher Scott Martin, members of the ECO Club, representatives of the Michigan DNR (Department of Natural Resources) and Friends of the...
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Parks, Trails, and Greenspace Clean-Up Heroes

By Sarah Shurge – Do you want to make the world a greener place? You can start one park at a time. Four years ago the City of Wayne created a Parks and Trails Committee who volunteers to keep the greenspace in Wayne clean and free of debris. The committee consists of: John...
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Congresswoman secures $850,000 for WWCS

By Sarah Shurge – “Every kid’s pathway is going to be different. Some kids will jump into the workforce after highschool. Some kids will go to community college. Some kids will go to a four-year school. We want to promote all of that,” said WWCS Superintendent John Digna...
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Wayne bands ending on a high note

By Sarah Shurge – The Wayne-Westland Winter Percussion’s 2022 season has come to a close. Wayne-Westland Winter Percussion (WWWP) unveiled their 2022 program “Portraits of Spain” at the WGI Troy Regionals on Saturday, February 12th. The ensemble had two performances that...