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Man finds $27,000 and returns it to local credit union

By Carolyn Marnon – It was just another day at the reception desk for Ciara Bowie-Kidwell. Ciara greets customers as they enter Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union in Westland. In January, a gentleman walked into the lobby, put a big black box on the counter and asked if...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Golden beauty joins Police Department

By Carolyn Marnon – The newest copper-haired member of the Wayne Police Department is only three years old and does not require a salary. Zeke, a beautifully coated golden retriever, has been working out of the police department since November. One Friday last fall, Police...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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Small town boy to international traveler

By Carolyn Marnon – “We’re gonna read books out loud as a family,” said Phil Cousineau’s dad after kicking their Philco TV down the stairs one day long ago. Phil was growing up on Eastlawn in Wayne where he eventually went on to graduate from St. Mary’s. Phil’s dad worked...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020

January 2020 News Briefs

Judge set to retire 29th District Court Judge Laura Mack will be retiring effective March 1, 2020. Judge Mack has served the City of Wayne since 2004. Because Judge Mack is still at the beginning of her time, her replacement will be appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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Ford Motor Co. to make huge reinvestment

Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles. Ford is investing...
Posted On 25 Jan 2020
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A new kind of “house hunters” near you

By Carolyn Marnon – Did you know there was a time when you could buy a kit through a catalog and then build your own home? Last September, Novi residents and kit home experts Andrew and Wendy Mutch came to the Wayne Historical Museum and spoke about their own kit house, a...
Posted On 19 Jan 2020
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The War on Vets

By Carolyn Marnon – “The War On Vets” truly starts when war overseas comes to an end. Can they transition back into civilian life? How do they cope with their war injuries and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? How do they deal with the Veterans...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Family-owned business invests in downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – “We thank God that we have 13 grandchildren and none have a disability that we have to place in a group home,” said Paul Kennedy, owner of Saints, Inc. You may have noticed their newly built administrative office on the former Frank’s Furniture lot next...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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New technology to track school buses

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne-Westland Community School District transportation department has been rolling along with several updates involving their school buses this year. Here Comes the Bus is a new app being used by the transportation department. The app uses global...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Students don’t care about what you know until they know you care

By Carolyn Marnon – Wanting to recognize students who make positive contributions to the school community, Wayne Memorial High School’s new Principal, James Anderson, Ed.D., answered a few questions about himself, his background in education and what he is striving towards...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019