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Bronco rolling off Wayne’s Ford Assembly line again

By Sarah Shurge – In 1965 the Ford Bronco was first introduced as a 1966 model. These models were built at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant here in Wayne. For 30 years the Bronco continued production in Wayne until 1996. Now, after a 25 year absence, the Bronco is back. The...
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Klassy Kellection is keeping it classy

By Sarah Shurge – Some things in life seem meant to be. One minute you are a cosmetologist. You blink, and then suddenly you are a business owner of a unisex boutique and salon. That’s exactly what happened to Kelly Whitehead and that blink of an eye was actually five years...
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Wayne Pride headed to Tokyo

By Sarah Shurge – Wayne Memorial alumni, Ohio State sprinter, and Big Ten champion, Anavia Battle, will represent the United States in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Battle qualified for the U.S. women’s Olympic team after placing third in the 200-meter dash on...
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Cruisin’ US12 will bring fun for the entire family

By Sarah Shurge – The 15th annual US12 car cruise event will be happening on Saturday, July 10th, from 10 a.m until 10 p.m. As always, Michigan Avenue and downtown Wayne will be packed with classic and custom cars. Parking lots in downtown are hosting local car clubs, while...
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Welcome Deborah Wass as newest council member

By Sarah Shurge – On Tuesday, June 29th, the vacant seat on city council was filled by Deborah Wass. With unanimous yeses across the board, the motion carried and Wass was voted in. Wass was officially sworn in after the council meeting. Wass is a long-standing resident of...
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New homes coming to Kiwanis Park

By Sarah Shurge – If you’ve driven down Howe Road within the last few weeks, or live near Kiwanis Park, you’ve probably noticed some changes happening. Infinity Homes & Co has purchased the land that was Kiwanis Park and on-site work began within the last couple of...
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July 2021 News Briefs

State Representative Kevin Coleman shared that the House of Representatives “passed the largest school funding bill in our state’s history at $16.7 billion. For the first time in 25 years every student in Michigan will be funded at the same foundation amount of $8,700. This will...
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Beaumont opens new Breast Care Center

By Sarah Shurge – A new and expanded Breast Care Center opened on Monday, June 28th, at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne campus. The $5 million facility has the latest in screening and diagnostic technology, and will provide a full array of breast care services located under one...
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New officer and promotion within the Police Department

By Sarah Shurge – The Wayne Police Department now has 23 police officers and six sergeants. In mid-June, Officer Ali Nahli was sworn in as a police officer and became part of those 23, while Officer Kyle Talmadge was promoted to sergeant and became part of those six....
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Jackson Foundation to help three middle schools

By Sarah Shurge – In 1997, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, created a foundation with a specific goal in mind. This goal was to help “bridge the digital divide” for the benefit of disadvantaged kids whose circumstances might affect their ability to get a...
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Highest honors for the Class of 2021

By Carolyn Marnon – Valedictorians have the highest academic achievements in their class. Five Wayne Memorial High School Class of 2021 students share this honor. Morgan Butler, the daughter of Lisa and Brandon Butler, plans on attending the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor...
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Wayne remembers…

By Sarah Shurge – “People always say ‘Happy Memorial Day’ but is it supposed to be happy? Or is it supposed to be thoughtful?” said Jim Hart, Staff Sergeant, United States Army, Veteran, and featured speaker of the Memorial Day ceremony. “It’s supposed to be thoughtful, not...