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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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Lady Zebras headed to Final Four

Wayne Memorial led by head coach Jarvis Mitchell (17-2) beat Temperance Bedford (18-5) 59-35 on April 4, 2021 to win the Division 1 state quarterfinal. Senior forward Alanna Micheaux scored 18 points in the final 24 minutes to lead Wayne Memorial to victory. Photos by Ryan Wright
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
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New partnership brings improved internet access

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have teamed up with The Library Network and the Suburban Library Cooperative to form an exciting new pilot partnership that aims to provide equitable access to wi-fi hotspot service for students in southeast Michigan. In the best of times, inequitable...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Irene Carpenter

Irene Carpenter (Leininger) was born on November 13, 1927 in Sand Creek, Michigan. She passed away on March 12, 2021 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family. Irene married R. Allan Carpenter on October 26, 1946 and resided in Wayne until 1980. Together they had four children,...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Kathleen Ann “Connie” Barnett

Kathleen Ann “Connie” (née Moore) Barnett, died Sunday, February 28, 2021. She was preceded in death by her war-time sweetheart, husband Bruce Warren Barnett; her brother-in-law, Jack Barnett; her beloved parents, Agnes “Molly” (née Yuchas) Moore and Leo...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021