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Did you know Malcolm X had ties to Wayne?

In August 1952 Malcolm Little was released from prison in Massachusetts after serving 5 years. He was put on parole, limiting where he could travel and having a condition that he be employed. Little moved to Inkster to live with his older brother Wilfred and sister-in-law Ruth....
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Governor appoints interim judge to district court

Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Breeda K. O’Leary to the 29th District Court of the City of Wayne and Brian C. Hartwell to the 43rd District Court of the City of Hazel Park. “Breeda and Brian are well-respected within the legal community and will be bringing their extensive...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

By Carolyn Marnon – Patrick Haner and Sandra Clary were just 17 years old when they married at the end of their junior year of high school, June 22, 1970. The couple first met when they were in 7th grade at Adams Junior High School. Sandra had a crush on Patrick. When they...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Wayne pride shows in class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

There are fewer valedictorians this year than in years past, but Wayne Memorial High School has more salutatorians. Both categories of achievement are determined strictly by cumulative GPA. Valedictorians have GPAs 4.0 and above. Salutatorians have GPAs between 3.93 and 3.99....
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Four essential businesses cope amidst pandemic

By Carolyn Marnon – Four Wayne businesses shared how they have continued to serve the community during the Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe order. Fresh Choice is the largest grocery store in the City of Wayne. Manager Lydia Pattah says the store has operated continuously...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Be the light in someone’s life

By Carolyn Marnon – The “Be the Light” project was initiated by the Wayne Memorial High School Athletic Department to honor the Class of 2020 athletes and the rest of the senior class. According to Athletic Director Jason Malloy, the department wanted to do something that...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Helping Wayne bloom

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Garden Club maintains four garden sites around downtown Wayne: the Blue Star Memorial Garden on Michigan Avenue, the Clock Garden at E. Michigan Ave and Wayne Rd, the Hosta Garden along the Riverwalk in Goudy Park and the enclosed garden at the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Phoenix Theatres announces re-open plan

Phoenix Theatres’ humble beginnings took root in the late summer of 2000, and in the two decades since they have risen above more than their fair share of difficult challenges that are typical to a small business. However, none of these problems have been as serious as the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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Additional convenience to pay water bill

Residents and taxpayers of the City of Wayne now have a more convenient way to pay their water and property tax bills. The City of Wayne is now part of the DivDat Kiosk Network which includes 70+ DivDat kiosk locations in Michigan. A resident desiring to pay in cash-fee free-can...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020
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City of Wayne Receives $296,756 in Grant Funding for the Replacement of Critical Information Technology Infrastructure

The City of Wayne, received notification from the Michigan Department of Treasury Revenue Sharing and Grants Division that the City’s application submitted in December of 2019, to the Fiscally Distressed Cities, Villages, and Townships grant Program has been selected for a grant...
Posted On 21 May 2020