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New library program provides homework help

By Carolyn Marnon – No one knew as we rang in the new decade at midnight on January 1 the incredible upheaval that would enter our lives just three months later. COVID-19 changed the way our students would study and learn during a crazy and unknown time. Now it is 6 months...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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2019 Wayne Police Officer of the Year

By Carolyn Marnon – Keeping his community and fellow officers safe is the goal Officer Michael Bolton has when he arrives to work at the Wayne Police Department for his shifts. Hired in November 2016, Officer Bolton has recently received the distinguished title of 2019...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Setting students up for success on first day of school

By Carolyn Marnon – As the first day of school loomed large, parents were busy establishing “classrooms” in their homes for their children. No one could have imagined at the start of 2020 that after taking memorable pictures of their children posing with signs, bought and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Bill paying may have just become more convenient

By Carolyn Marnon – Are you looking for a more convenient way to pay your bills? The answer could be the DivDat kiosk, described by Bob Walter of the DivDat Kiosk Network, as a “reverse ATM.” Many Wayne residents have already been using a kiosk located at the Dollar Castle...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Scarecrows are serious business in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – Scarecrows are serious business in downtown Wayne during the month of October. Families, organizations and businesses gather their supplies and imaginations and create a gallery of characters to parade up and down Wayne Rd. and Michigan Ave. in the...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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News Briefs – September 2020

The former BJ’s Kitchen on Wayne Rd has a new owner and is undergoing renovations. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. The Westland Planning Commission recently approved the plan to split the 16-acre Eloise property into five separate parcels. The...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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High school sweethearts give back to community

By Carolyn Marnon – Giving back has always been high on their list of priorities, so when Murray and Bernice Millar both died, several organizations in Wayne were the recipients of the Millar’s trust fund. Murray and Bernice (nee’ Greenawalt) Millar were longtime residents...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Student helping students

By Carolyn Marnon – “Shaping the community’s smallest hands to do great things” has been the driving force for Wayne Memorial High School senior Brooke Johnson. Brooke started Community Circle as a force for change after she attended the Civitan Youth Leadership and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Recreational marihuana approved

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne City Council adopted Ordinance 2020-04 at their meeting on July 21, 2020. The ordinance provides and establishes a process and procedure for the application and licensing requirement for Medical Marihuana Facilities under the Medical Marihuana...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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Police add two new officers increase man power

By Carolyn Marnon – Two new police officers for Wayne were sworn in during the online Zoom city council meeting on July 21. Ryan Caprathe from Farmington Hills has always wanted to be a police officer since a very young age. He enjoys helping people. Being a police officer...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020