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There’s no place like home –

A former professional softball player, Mike Gouin once lived and breathed the game. But his key players—his family—are what always kept him grounded By Courtney Conover – Softball is a game that’s not for the meek. And it’s a game that brings the noise. Mike Gouin knows all...
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Wayne Memorial High School Graduates, Class of 2022

Valedictorians (4.0 and above cumulative GPA) Nicolas Figueroa Vanessa Prush Salutatorian (3.9 – 3.99 cumulative GPA) Lauren McKeny Emma Fleming Diana Fuller Mackenzie Hill Nicole Johnson Nancy Ramirez Brianna Reid Summa Cum Laude 3.8-4.0 (and above) Cumulative Grade Point...
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Officer of the Year and promotions in Police Department

By Sarah Shurge – On May 3rd at the City of Wayne’s Council meeting, Sergeant Jordan Arndt was recognized as the Wayne Police Department’s 2021 Police Officer of the Year. Each year the Wayne Police Department’s Awards Committee – which consists of patrol officers,...
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Congresswoman secures $850,000 for WWCS

By Sarah Shurge – “Every kid’s pathway is going to be different. Some kids will jump into the workforce after highschool. Some kids will go to community college. Some kids will go to a four-year school. We want to promote all of that,” said WWCS Superintendent John Digna...
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Wayne bands ending on a high note

By Sarah Shurge – The Wayne-Westland Winter Percussion’s 2022 season has come to a close. Wayne-Westland Winter Percussion (WWWP) unveiled their 2022 program “Portraits of Spain” at the WGI Troy Regionals on Saturday, February 12th. The ensemble had two performances that...
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Wayne Scout raising funds for playground

By Sarah Shurge – All it takes is one person and an idea to make a difference. Jayce Elmore is a Life Scout from Troop 735 in Wayne. Elmore has been a scout since he was in 1st grade, and a Life Scout for about one year. He is fundraising for his Eagle Scout Service Project...
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WWJ Newsradio 950’s midday anchor Brooke Allen is a wife, mother, and unabashed optimist. Here, she shares her approach to remaining hopeful about the future.

By Courtney Conover – Brooke Allen is a woman who knows what she likes—and it includes connecting with Metro Detroit listeners every weekday. And drinking coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. A graduate of Wayne Memorial High School’s class of 1988, Allen went on to study...
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Homecoming at Wayne Memorial

By Sarah Shurge – Everyone wants to feel included. This year, both high schools in the Wayne-Westland Community Schools (Wayne Memorial and John Glenn) did not announce a homecoming king and queen. There was still a competition and crowns for the winners, but instead of...
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Lawrence Tech offers 50 scholarships

Wayne-Westland Community Schools and Lawrence Technological University have partnered to offer students the opportunity to earn a college scholarship to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math (STEAM). The Blue Devil Wayne-Westland Scholars program will...
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Back to school again

It’s already that time of year where summer comes to an end, teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, and students head back to class. Schools throughout the Wayne-Westland Community School District (WWCSD) had Open House before the last weekend of the month. Students...