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Her Passion Is Calling Wayne nurse Monique Morris battled COVID-19—and won. And she’s still fighting…for her patients.

By Courtney Conover –  After enduring three full days of intense body aches—which had grown progressively worse, Wayne resident Monique Morris, 38, called her husband, Darryl, during her commute home from work. “I told him to open the back door,” remembers Morris. “When I...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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Community to honor fallen heroes

The community is invited to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country as the city of Wayne and the Wayne Veterans Memorial Committee hold its first annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the new Veterans Memorial located next to City Hall at 3355 South Wayne Road...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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It’s a love story and baby, she said yes

By Carolyn Marnon – Robert (Bob) Phillips met his lovely bride, Irene, over 70 years ago when he attended a sock-hop at the Wayne Recreation Center where City Hall currently stands. Irene had traveled all the way from Plymouth to attend the dance in perhaps 1948 or 1949. No...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Wayne police chief updates the community on Police Department

By Carolyn Marnon – COVID-19: “There is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong. There are now three vaccines available in the U.S. A vaccination clinic was held at HYPE in late February where over 400 senior citizen residents of Wayne were able...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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DDA hires Director of marketing and events

By Alfred Brock – I had an opportunity to talk with the new Downtown Development Authority Director of Marketing and Events Lisa Kubany. I know the DDA is glad to have her on board and I am sure you’ll be excited about this too after I tell you a little bit about her and...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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New partnership brings improved internet access

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have teamed up with The Library Network and the Suburban Library Cooperative to form an exciting new pilot partnership that aims to provide equitable access to wi-fi hotspot service for students in southeast Michigan. In the best of times, inequitable...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Irene Carpenter

Irene Carpenter (Leininger) was born on November 13, 1927 in Sand Creek, Michigan. She passed away on March 12, 2021 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family. Irene married R. Allan Carpenter on October 26, 1946 and resided in Wayne until 1980. Together they had four children,...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Kathleen Ann “Connie” Barnett

Kathleen Ann “Connie” (née Moore) Barnett, died Sunday, February 28, 2021. She was preceded in death by her war-time sweetheart, husband Bruce Warren Barnett; her brother-in-law, Jack Barnett; her beloved parents, Agnes “Molly” (née Yuchas) Moore and Leo...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Music man’s life reaches coda

By Carolyn Marnon – It’s hard to miss the huge guitar on the sign outside the humble house on Wayne Rd that was home to Victor Music Studio. This is the story of the man behind the music whose life sonata finally reached its coda. Alphonse Victor Tupakavich was born March...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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“It was great” 62 year DPW employee retires

By Carolyn Marnon – Patty has left the building. After 62 years working for the City of Wayne, Patty Ditmore has officially retired. She was most recently the administrative assistant for DPW (Department of Public Works.) When I interviewed Patty back in 2018, her plans...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021