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Dining out in Wayne in the 40’s and 50’s

By Darlene Hawley – Growing up in Wayne in the 1940’s and 50’s, our family of seven (later to grow to nine) very seldom ate out.  Money was tight with a large family and just getting everyone dressed up and ready to go to a restaurant was challenging.  But, it was always a...

Fragile Heart – Mom shares son’s battle

By Jenny Johnson – “Tomorrow is a gift not a given,” said Sarah Price mother of four-year old Joshua who has Congenital Heart Defect and is in heart failure. Joshua is awaiting his fourth open- heart surgery and will require open-heart surgeries every two to five years. So...

Rex’s comes down to make room for McDonald’s downtown

The new McDonald’s, which will be located at the corner of Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue, is making progress. Demolition of the former Rex’s Restaurant has now started. Construction should begin in February and McDonald’s should be open by May 2014. What are your thoughts…...

Council interviews city manager candidates

By Jenny Johnson City Council interviewed two candidates for the vacant position of city manager. David Flaisher and Charles Cleaver answered questions about their financial and management experience but neither had previous city manager experience. Flaisher has worked in West...

Goodfellows Raffle

The holidays may be over but the Wayne Goodfellows are already busy raising funds for next year. They are hosting a Progressive Raffle every Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Avenue Downtown Wayne, at Elizabeth and westbound Michigan Avenue. Tickets are for sale at the Avenue and Henry’s...

Safe Crossings – Dawson protects our kids for 27 years

By Jenny Johnson She has been on the job protecting the children of Wayne for 27 years. Just before Christmas Pat Dawson retired from her job with the City of Wayne as the crossing guard supervisor. “I’ve loved it,” she said. She began as a substitute crossing guard at Schweitzer...

Santa kicks off gift giving season with a trip to local merchants

The Christmas countdown is on. When you are making your list and checking it twice don’t forget to stop by some of the businesses in Wayne for you holiday needs. The City of Wayne has some unique places with business owners and employees who are happy to offer fast and friendly...

Wayne and Westland sharing fire chief with Inkster

By Jenny Johnson – Wayne city council approved entering into an interlocal agreement with Inkster to share the services of Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy. This means Reddy would oversee the Inkster Fire Department in addition to the Wayne-Westland Fire Department...

Arson cause of Marvaso’s fire

By Jenny Johnson –  The Wayne-Westland Fire Department has ruled arson is the cause of the May 8 fire at Marvaso’s Restaurant/Electric Stick in Westland that killed firefighter Brian Woehlke. Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshall John Adams said the cause of the fire was a...

Wayne resident was Rosie Riveter

By Jenny Johnson – Ruth M. Pierson-Webb, 93, of Wayne is a proud member of the Greatest Generation. During World War II she and many other women entered the work force to help keep the economy strong and provide much needed equipment for the war effort. Pierson-Webb worked...