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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
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Councilman combats cancer during covid

By Carolyn Marnon – He started feeling bad on March 24, the day Michigan implemented the stay-at-home order for all residents due to the coronavirus. It wasn’t until two weeks later that Wayne City Councilman Tom Porter was able to “see” his primary physician via a video...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Reaching for a star

“Maybe it’s time for me to shine a little bit,” Trudy Ellis said. As a senior citizen Ms. Trudy, as she likes to be called, has been digging into the treasure-trove of creativity that God gifted her with and seeing where it leads her. Last year, she designed a logo for a Detroit...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Readers share their special ornaments

Christmas ornaments can have deep meaning for people. Several readers shared about their own special ornaments. My favorite ornament hung on my family’s Christmas tree all through my childhood. When I got married and my mom asked what ornaments from her tree I would like, I...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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Experience downtown Wayne this holiday season

By Carolyn Marnon – This holiday season, experience Downtown Wayne! If your idea of visiting Downtown Wayne is driving through to get from one destination to another, maybe it’s time you make the downtown area your shopping and dining destination. The Wayne Downtown...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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New face at city council meetings

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne City Council looked a little different at the November 17 city council meeting. Gone was former councilman Jeremiah Webster (who did not run in the latest election) and in his place was newly elected councilman Alfred Brock. If you don’t...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021

$1.7 million investment

By Carolyn Marnon – Vacant land on Cogswell in Wayne will soon be vacant no more! City Council approved the proposed rezoning of the land after the second reading of the proposal. The property was zoned IND-2 Heavy Industrial. The approved conditional rezoning to IND-2...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021
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New superintendent faces challenges in the COVID-19 era of education

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne-Westland Community Sc-hools got a new superintendent in July, taking over from Jill Simmons who had been Acting Superintendent after the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt. Dr. John Dignan grew up in Ypsilanti. His father had...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020