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A STEP in the Right Direction

By Courtney Conover – Here’s an undeniable fact of life: No matter what you see on the surface, there is often more to the story. Whether it’s the dutiful employee who, despite living out of her car, arrives to work day in and day out with a jovial disposition, or the...
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9th annual holiday meals for military members program

By Sarah Shurge – When we think of Thanksgiving, we tend to think of food, family, friends, or even football, but do you think of our veterans? It’s important to give thanks to our veterans. That’s why Westland Mayor Bill Wild, Wayne Mayor John Rhaesa, Wayne-Ford Civic...
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Boxing’s “First Lady” training in Norwayne

By Courtney Conover – It’s as if the earliest years of Cecilia Braekhus’s childhood prepared her for her life’s profession. “I was born in Columbia and grew up in a foster home before I was adopted in Norway,” explains Braekhus, a world-class boxer who reigned as the...
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Families Against Narcotics coming to Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – Addiction is a disease that doesn’t just affect the addicted, it also affects the family and friends. Many times, family members struggling with loved ones in active addiction tend to feel ashamed and alone. Families Against Narcotics (FAN) has the mission...
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Holiday Night at the Historical Museum

By Sarah Shurge – As the last of the leaves tumble down from the trees and the temperature begins to lower, fall begins to fade and winter quickly approaches. With the arrival of winter means the arrival of the holiday season. If you and your family are looking for a night...
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Events honoring our veterans in Wayne this month

By Sarah Shurge – As we welcome the month of November, many people’s first thought goes to Thanksgiving. However, another holiday happens earlier in the month that some would consider much more important – Veterans Day. Please join the City of Wayne and the Wayne...
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Police therapy dog Zeke dies from cancer

By Sarah Shurge – The youngest member of the Wayne Police Department has passed away. Zeke, the Wayne Police Department’s therapy dog, died Monday, October 3rd, after a short battle with cancer. “It is just absolutely heartbreaking,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan...
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Tiffany Walker, owner of Moonlit Mystic, has created an intriguing oasis in downtown Wayne

By Courtney Conover – It’s not a store. It’s more like a destination, a wellspring, an experience in energetic healing. Or, as one might say, a literal gem. Moonlit Mystic, an edgy and eclectic metaphysical store, is unlike anything that exists here in the City of Wayne—and...
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Public act 345 millage proposals information

The City of Wayne is placing two ballot proposals before the City’s electors that would give the option of creating a police and fire retirement system pursuant to Public Act 345 of 1937. Why is the city asking for this millage? At the peak of the 2008 national recession,...
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Special Delivery – Wayne Police give Taft-Galloway fifth grader a birthday wish

Wayne resident Trisha Custer awoke the morning of Thursday, September 22, 2022, with a secret. It was her daughter Abbigail’s eleventh birthday, and the Wayne Police Department was mere moments away from making one of Abbi’s biggest dreams come true. Nowadays, it is not uncommon...
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Local troop needs help after camping equipment stolen

By Sarah Shurge – Sunday, September 25th, Boy Scouts of America Troop 735made a devastating discovery. Over $6,000 in camping equipment was stolen from their trailer, along with personal medical forms and more. On Sunday, the scoutmaster had sent a scout to grab a grill...
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Dealing with a difficult diagnosis

By Courtney Conover – Natalie McCurry Rhaesa, 50, is the baby of the McCurry family, but that’s not her only distinguishing characteristic. “My four siblings all have names that start with D—Donna, Donald, Jr. (who goes by Jim), Dianna, and Doug—and then there’s me,” says...