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Spreading their love…stories

By Carolyn Marnon – February brings images of hearts, love and candy kisses. Every year, we bring you the love stories of community members willing to share what has made their relationship full of hearts. This year, we bring you the stories of Kurt and Angie Jarman, owners...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

News Briefs – February 2021

Kathryn Sample, City of Wayne Finance Director, requested that City Council approve a waiver of the 3% Winter Tax Penalty on winter tax bills for payments received after February 15, 2021 through the end of the business day on March 1, 2021. “The City of Wayne has always followed...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021
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Wayne library part of 1 million downloads record

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Public Library has partnered with a group of 49 other TLN (The Library Network) libraries to establish Download Destination, a group of southeastern Michigan TLN (The Library Network) libraries making OverDrive digital materials available to...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

Plante Moran explains budgeting for a city

By Carolyn Marnon – When you budget for yourself and/or your family, you keep track of what money comes in, what money goes out, and you generally have a plan for the year. When a municipality budgets, the budget is a prediction of what that local government is going to do,...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021
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City hires full time Chief

After retiring from the City of Westland as the Fire Chief, the hiring of Michael Stradtner to become exclusively Wayne’s Fire Chief was approved by Wayne City Council on February 2. The interlocal agreement between Wayne and Westland was terminated. Wayne had shared Chief...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021
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Keeping up in the court

By Carolyn Marnon – Even while COVID rages on in the world, the 29th District Court and Judge Breeda O’Leary continue their duties to administer justice in Wayne. On December 8, 2020, Judge O’Leary was sworn in as the 29th District Court Judge after winning the November...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

Wayne Memorial High School to host a virtual 8th grade parent night

Wayne Memorial High School will be hosting an 8th grade parent night for those transitioning to 9th grade or interested in getting more information about Wayne Memorial High School for the 2021-2022 school year. Students do not have to be currently attending a Wayne-Westland...
Posted On 27 Jan 2021
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A tale of love for city and each other

By Carolyn Marnon – He met his sweetheart in high school, but she wasn’t his high school sweetheart. It took 30 years for Wayne Memorial High School alumni Antoine McKay and Michelle Guernsey to reconnect. Now they are on a journey to bring Wayne more recognition as the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Goodbye to 2020

By Carolyn Marnon – With a sigh of relief, 2020 has now officially come to a close. Let’s look back on a few highlights and events that happened in Wayne last year and were mentioned in The Wayne Dispatch. The Wayne Police Department welcomed a golden retriever named Zeke...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Gable retires from courthouse after 21 years

By Carolyn Marnon – Linda Gable, the 29th District Court Administrator, retired on December 18 after serving the 29th District Court for 21 years. While Linda was in college studying for her degree in math and computer science, she took a summer job in 1983 as a file clerk...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Congratulations!

Wayne Downtown Development Authority members Scott Gocaj and Mayor John Rhaesa congratulate a few of the Experience Downtown Wayne winners who participated in the Experience Downtown Wayne $50.00 gift card drawings. The DDA announced 30 winners Darlene W. of Westland, Melissa B....
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Free COVID-19 testing at Hype

The City of Wayne now has a Wayne County COVID-19 testing site. Two new, cost-free testing sites with reportedly shorter waiting times were opened in Wayne at 4635 Howe Road and Dearborn, both sites at HYPE locations. The sites are open 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021