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City election results

By Carolyn Marnon – Mayor John Rhaesa was elected to serve a second term as Mayor of Wayne, in a tight race with current city councilman Anthony Miller. Although Miller did not win the mayoral race, he does retain his city council seat. Mayor Rhaesa shared on his facebook...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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The War on Vets

By Carolyn Marnon – “The War On Vets” truly starts when war overseas comes to an end. Can they transition back into civilian life? How do they cope with their war injuries and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? How do they deal with the Veterans...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Wayne alumni thankful to all who have touched his life

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’m still reeling from the amazing weekend that I got,” said Tony Award-winning actor and Westland native and Wayne Memorial High School alumni Gregory Jbara (Greg to his friends) after a whirlwind weekend Sept. 27-29 that had him flying into Detroit...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Residents complete what mom started

By Carolyn Marnon – “My mother was very imaginative and creative and crafty,” says Wayne resident Ginger Cook. It was a great surprise that when her mother bought a dollhouse 40 years ago, she wasn’t able to put it together. When Ginger was staying with her mom in Florida...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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London lands a super nova award

By Carolyn Marnon – She is the second girl in Michigan and the first girl in her Cub Scout Pack 247 to win the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Super Nova award. Lilly London received this award, given to honor scouts for exceptional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019

November 2019 News Briefs

Christmas boutique open on Sundays The United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Wayne will open their Annual Christmas Boutique on the following Sundays: November 17 and 24, December 1, 8 and 15. The boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be...
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Wayne-Westland makes superintendent transition

In a mutually-agreed upon resolution, the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education voted October 1 in a Special Session to end the School District’s administrative relationship with Superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt. The Board voted 7-0 to accept a resignation and...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Community helps students and teachers go back to school

By Carolyn Marnon – Although it seems like summer just started, it’s already August and time to think about getting the kids ready to go back to school. For students and teachers, this can be a costly event. So many school supplies and backpacks to buy, getting the kids...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019
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After pressure from the community, school board acts

By Carolyn Marnon – On June 14, the Wayne-Westland Board of Education received a written complaint from a former District employee regarding the conduct and actions of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shelley Holt. Dr. Holt has been in the position for two years,...
Posted On 20 Jul 2019
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Longtime Wayne resident celebrates her 90th year

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne resident Irene “Virgie” Mack celebrated her 90th birthday last month after being honored with a resolution by the City Council at their May 7 meeting. After City Clerk Tina Stanke read the resolution, Virgie seemed surprised when she commented “I...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019