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29th district court judge retires after 16 years

By Carolyn Marnon – After 15 years on the bench serving the people of Wayne, 29th District Court Judge Laura Mack has retired effective March 1. Judge Mack was appointed to the bench by Governor Jennifer Granholm on January 12, 2004 to replace Judge Carolyn Archbold who...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020

March 2020 News Briefs

School district calendar change Due to the 2020 Presidential Primary Election, there will be no school at Stottlemyer Early Childhood Center and for all K-6 grade students on Tuesday, March 10. Because many of Wayne-Westland schools serve as polling locations, having school in...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Sensory equipment helps Taft-Galloway students

By Carolyn Marnon – What do pizza and Taft-Galloway Elementary School in Wayne have in common? They both have the attention of Fredi the Pizzaman, a Melvindale businessman whose “Fredi the Pizzaman Foundation” recently funded some special classroom equipment. Taft-Galloway...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Wayne graduates making sport headlines

By Ryan Wright – Wayne Memorial has been silently producing Division 1 (D1) talent over the past couple of years. Not only is WMHS producing student athletes, but the athletes are actually making waves across the nation. In February 2017, graduate Anavia Battle became first...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Wayne resident making dough with new business

By Carolyn Marnon – Crystal Murphy was homeless with two young sons. She had been living with her dad until he lost the trailer they were living in. They had nowhere to go. They went from house to house, staying with people they knew. They eventually ended up in Toledo,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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“How we tied the knot” residents share love stories

By Carolyn Marnon – Can there really be too many Judy’s? According to Judith Shelton, yes there can be, which is why she prefers to be called Judith. However, to her doting husband, Stan, there can only be one and his Judy happens to be the apple of his eye. Stan Shelton...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Brooke’s books benefits students of all ages

By Carolyn Marnon – “Community Circle’s first literacy campaign is coming to an end! We were able to help all ranges of grades,” organizer Brooke Johnson exclaimed. “This week I will be packaging and delivering the books to the schools that answered my email that I sent...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020

February 2020 News Briefs

Dueling piano party Wayne Rotary Club presents their annual St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Held at HYPE Western Wayne Center, 4635 Howe, this evening of musical entertainment includes a cash bar, food available for purchase,  50/50 raffles and...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Downtown improvements are happening

By Carolyn Marnon – The Downtown District of Wayne comprises the areas along Wayne Rd and Michigan Avenue from city limit to city limit in each direction. The Downtown Development Authority (known as the DDA) is tasked with implementing plans for the physical improvements...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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WWFCU announces executive promotions

Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union (WWFCU), a financial institution that’s served its local community for 66 years, is pleased to announce the promotion of three key leaders. Joleen Bowman is being promoted to chief executive officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2020. Bowman will...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020