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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
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City election results

By Carolyn Marnon – Mayor John Rhaesa was elected to serve a second term as Mayor of Wayne, in a tight race with current city councilman Anthony Miller. Although Miller did not win the mayoral race, he does retain his city council seat. Mayor Rhaesa shared on his facebook...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Is the pandemic changing how we celebrate

By Carolyn Marnon – Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings and give thanks for all you have. We wanted to find out what local community members were thankful for this year and whether the COVID-19 pandemic had changed how they planned to celebrate Thanksgiving....
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Moving ahead one step at a time

By Carolyn Marnon – Virtual learning will continue through the end of the first semester in the Wayne Westland Community School District. That decision was unanimously approved at the October 29 School Board meeting held online via Zoom after listening to comments from the...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Veterans continue to serve in our city

By Carolyn Marnon – November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the U.S. It is a time to honor all who have served our country. We are lucky that we have several military veterans who are currently serving the City of Wayne. These highlighted veterans are all employees of the Wayne...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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“Unclaimed” starring local celebrity and movie star Antoine McKay

Virtual VIP Movie Screening TW Miller has spent 20 years around Hollywood, writing, producing and directing. He is now featuring his own screen play that he produced and directed “Unclaimed”. The story of a crusty old black guy. A lonely young white kid. And a reluctant...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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A tale of two city parks

By Carolyn Marnon – Two city parks, Kiwanis Park and Jaycee Park, were sold to Shafer Development in early 2019 with the prospect of 42 new homes being built between the two pieces of land. Unfortunately for the City of Wayne, that deal fell through after Shafer brought in...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Air Force veteran speaks at memorial flag raising

By Carolyn Marnon – A large crowd gathered around Wayne’s new Veteran’s Memorial Wednesday, September 30, for the official flag raising ceremony. The majority of attendees wore masks. Chairs were socially distanced. Many stood encircling the space. Over $100,000 was raised...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Former resident has a horror-fying experience

By Carolyn Marnon – After a stressful move from New York City into their new country home, Lauren and Jerry unwind with their closest friend Megan in the dimly lit cottage. The calm only lasts so long. Megan discovers an ashen little boy in the yard, shivering and alone…or...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Former recalled City of Wayne Councilman and accomplice charged with false report of a felony

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Christopher James Sanders, 51, of the City of Wayne, Michigan and Jimmie Lee Chandler, 28, of Van Buren Township, in connection with the alleged planting of a starter pistol and fake drugs in a city employee’s car. It is...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Tips on staying safe from covid-19 this Halloween

By Carolyn Marnon – The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recently released information on how to celebrate upcoming holidays in ways which will lower the risk of COVID-19. It is recommended that safer, alternative ways to celebrate Halloween are used. If you...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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New coalition seeks to increase citizen engagement

By Carolyn Marnon – When the Wayne-Westland Coalition was formed, the original intent was to increase citizen engagement. Members found that registered voters weren’t voting in their local elections. The group wanted to overcome the disconnect they felt existed between the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020