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Public act 345 millage proposals information

The City of Wayne is placing two ballot proposals before the City’s electors that would give the option of creating a police and fire retirement system pursuant to Public Act 345 of 1937. Why is the city asking for this millage? At the peak of the 2008 national recession,...
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Special Delivery – Wayne Police give Taft-Galloway fifth grader a birthday wish

Wayne resident Trisha Custer awoke the morning of Thursday, September 22, 2022, with a secret. It was her daughter Abbigail’s eleventh birthday, and the Wayne Police Department was mere moments away from making one of Abbi’s biggest dreams come true. Nowadays, it is not uncommon...
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She says this creates highly successful kids—do you agree?

School is back in session. But let’s face it, parents and caregivers never get a break from—and never stop learning about—what it means to become better at raising their children. There’s no manual for what—at times—can only be characterized as a topsy-turvy obstacle course. We...
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Local troop needs help after camping equipment stolen

By Sarah Shurge – Sunday, September 25th, Boy Scouts of America Troop 735made a devastating discovery. Over $6,000 in camping equipment was stolen from their trailer, along with personal medical forms and more. On Sunday, the scoutmaster had sent a scout to grab a grill...
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Dealing with a difficult diagnosis

By Courtney Conover – Natalie McCurry Rhaesa, 50, is the baby of the McCurry family, but that’s not her only distinguishing characteristic. “My four siblings all have names that start with D—Donna, Donald, Jr. (who goes by Jim), Dianna, and Doug—and then there’s me,” says...
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September 2022 News Briefs

Wayne Public Library is now open on Mondays! The Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd, Wayne, MI 48184 is going to be opening on Mondays again starting in September! The library started closing on Mondays in 2009 to cut costs, so it has been 13 years! The new hours will be:...
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First Congregational Church welcomes Rev. Bob Cooper

By Sarah Shurge – It’s a simple question, “Did you always want to be a minister?” And when it’s asked to a minister of over 20 years, you probably would expect the answer to be “yes.” However, when Rev. Bob Cooper was asked that question, his answer might surprise yo...
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24-hour childcare now open in Wayne

By Sarah Shurge – On July 11th, a new daycare opened in Downtown Wayne. But not just any daycare, a 24-hour daycare. Tiny Stepping Stones Childcare LLC. is a child care agency that is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Chyna Knowles owns an elderly care agency, Comforting...
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Listen carefully. Do you hear it?

Mindful Moment – By Courtney Conover It’s the sound of change happening all around us. It’s the sound of school buses pulling up the curb, alarm clocks blaring far earlier than we’d like, and, in some instances, it’s the silence that inhabits the space where noise once...
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Wayne Memorial welcomes new principal this year

By Sarah Shurge – Every new school year brings a fresh start. New classes, new students, new opportunities. However, that is not the only thing new this upcoming year for Wayne Memorial. The Wayne Westland Community Schools is pleased to announce Mr. Cory Gildersleeve as...