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Beating cancer to fighting the odds

By Sarah Shurge – “I’ve had the gift of having cancer. The gift of losing my leg. The gift of almost losing my life to drug addiction and alcoholism. These are all gifts,” said Zach Gowen. “Life is one big gift.” At 8 years old, Gowen was diagnosed with cancer and his left...

Community rallies behind UAW Local 900 during strike

By Sarah Shurge – Rain or sunshine, they stand. Day or night, they stand. Crowded around a fire for warmth, they stand. Signs in their hands, they stand. If you have driven down Michigan Ave. in Wayne within the last few weeks, you might have noticed something different at...

Annual Firefighter pancake breakfast

By Sarah Shurge – “Meet our local heroes on a more personal level,” said Lisa Kubany, Wayne Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Marketing and Events Director. The Annual Firefighter Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 a.m. – 12p.m. Come for...

Homecoming Royalty

The Wayne Memorial High School Class 2024 Homecoming Court front: Alyah Luper, Briana Johanson, Kyshaun Caure, Alyssa Fuller, and Arianna Pate, back: Arianna Gillenwaters, Ava Williams, Osualdo Chaparro, Aubriana Hodge and Sofia Figueroa. Photo by John Rhaesa

‘For the Love of Music’ Rotary project for students

By Sarah Shurge – Do you have an instrument at home that needs to be played and no one to play it? If you answered yes, then the Rotary Club of Wayne has a project just for you. The Rotary Club will be collecting new or used instruments for the Wayne-Westland Community...

Wayne Memorial Principal Gildersleeve plans to guide the Zebras on a path to success

By Courtney Conover – Cory Gildersleeve has amassed more than 26 years of experience in the realm of public education, so it’s fair to say that he’s learned a thing or two. The value of teamwork and cooperation is among them. “I’m a team guy,” says Gildersleeve, 49. “A...

City manager Nocerini resigns

By Sarah Shurge – After eight years of serving the community, Lisa Nocerini resigned as Wayne City Manager. Effective Thursday, August 31st, her resignation was final and official. “It was a good time for the city to have some different thinking,” said Nocerini. “I had...

Scarecrow Fest coming to Goudy Park downtown

By Sarah Shurge – “We’re really looking forward to bringing the scarecrows back to the community,” said Lisa Kubany, Wayne Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Marketing and Events Director. “I know it’s a loved event and tradition in the City of Wayne.” That’s...

Thomas (Tom) Daily

Thomas (Tom) Daily was born April 2, 1935, in Highland Park, MI to George and Mae (Blaker) Daily. Raised in Inkster, MI. Tom graduated from high school and later earned his degree from Madonna University. He spent two years in the U.S. Army from 1956-57 in Berlin, Germany. Tom...

Cash Stuffing: Have you heard of it?

It’s a Thing Jasmine Taylor was once afflicted with something that ails a lot of Americans: Not having enough money. And being saddled with debt certainly didn’t help. She had roughly $60,000 in student loan debt as well as another $9,000 in medical and credit card debt on...