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Her Passion Is Calling Wayne nurse Monique Morris battled COVID-19—and won. And she’s still fighting…for her patients.

By Courtney Conover –  After enduring three full days of intense body aches—which had grown progressively worse, Wayne resident Monique Morris, 38, called her husband, Darryl, during her commute home from work. “I told him to open the back door,” remembers Morris. “When I...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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May 2021 News Briefs

Have you ever wondered what it was like living on a farm in the Wayne area? “Many Hands and Hard Work: Farm Families 1850-1910” will be presented by the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Debra Reid from The Henry Ford will talk about what it...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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Vendor show planned in Veteran’s Plaza

By Sarah Shurge – Purple and pink candles caught the attention of two specific pairs of eyes. Jennifer Bowers watched as her two granddaughters smelled everything they could and pretended to sell candles to each other at the make-believe store they created near Bowers’...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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Schools kick-off NFL flag football

Wayne-Westland Community Schools kicked off the first NFL Flag Football games of the season recently. Teams from Adams, Franklin and Stevenson Middle School face off against other teams from Wayne County. Games will be played every Friday evening through June 18 at either John...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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Changes within the Chamber

By Sarah Shurge – Small businesses aren’t the only thing that have taken a hit during COVID-19; the Wayne Chamber of Commerce has as well. The Wayne Chamber is an organization in the city that is comprised of small businesses within the city. It is a networking...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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Community to honor fallen heroes

The community is invited to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country as the city of Wayne and the Wayne Veterans Memorial Committee hold its first annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the new Veterans Memorial located next to City Hall at 3355 South Wayne Road...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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It’s a love story and baby, she said yes

By Carolyn Marnon – Robert (Bob) Phillips met his lovely bride, Irene, over 70 years ago when he attended a sock-hop at the Wayne Recreation Center where City Hall currently stands. Irene had traveled all the way from Plymouth to attend the dance in perhaps 1948 or 1949. No...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Ethics Bowl changes lives of seniors at Wayne

By Khushi Patel – Wayne-Westland Community Schools offers students opportunities in learning that reach far beyond the classroom according to WWCSD Communications Director Jenny Johnson. “We have staff who ignite passion in their students.” Wayne Memorial senior Khushi...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Wayne police chief updates the community on Police Department

By Carolyn Marnon – COVID-19: “There is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong. There are now three vaccines available in the U.S. A vaccination clinic was held at HYPE in late February where over 400 senior citizen residents of Wayne were able...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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April 2021 News Briefs

                    Wayne Rotary is teaming with Wayne Main Street and Friends of the Rouge to host Rouge Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. All volunteers are welcome. The Wayne Rotary is celebrating Earth...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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DDA hires Director of marketing and events

By Alfred Brock – I had an opportunity to talk with the new Downtown Development Authority Director of Marketing and Events Lisa Kubany. I know the DDA is glad to have her on board and I am sure you’ll be excited about this too after I tell you a little bit about her and...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Bar gets makeover just in time for summer

By Carolyn Marnon – When he wasn’t helping local residents by selling items during the pandemic that they couldn’t find elsewhere (hand sanitizer, toilet paper, disinfecting products to name a few) by using his restaurant business contacts, business owner John Goci was busy...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021