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Local government association elects 2020 leadership

The Conference of Western Wayne (CWW), an association of 18 chief elected local officials in Michigan’s largest county, announced today that it has selected its new 2020 leadership team. The CWW 2020 Executive Committee is comprised of Chairperson Mayor Kerreen Conley...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Local young woman is 7-time big ten champion

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Memorial High School graduate Anavia Battle has the fastest 200-meter dash time for 2020 out of all professional and collegiate athletes. Anavia registered a 22.66 which also became a facility record at a recent track and field event at Clemson...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Plante Moran give update on city finances

Carolyn Marnon – Many associate the month of March with the color green. St. Patrick’s Day boasts green beer and green leprechauns. The coming of spring heralds the renewal of trees and plants to lush greenery. One other item that is green is money. We’re often told money...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Distinguished Young Woman of Wayne-Westland to be named March 6 during local scholarship competition

The Distinguished Young Women of Wayne-Westland Scholarship Program will be holding the 53rd Annual Scholarship Program on Friday, March 6, at Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne at 6:30 p.m. Nine contestants from Wayne, Westland and Inkster will compete for thousands of dollars...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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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