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Final mass at St. Mary’s School brings tears

By Carolyn Marnon – The church was filled with children, young and old, as they all gathered to celebrate the final Mass at St. Mary Catholic School on June 6. The mass commemorated the school’s 94 year history and that of its dedicated administration, faculty and families....
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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July News Briefs

History of the Wayne Civic Players Join the Wayne Historical Society for a night of theatrical history with Bob Weibel. Bob was a 30-year member of the Wayne Civic Players, a community theater group that ran from the 1950s-1980s. He will have a powerpoint presentation showing...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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A time to celebrate freedom

Darlene Hawley – This July 4th we will celebrate the Declaration of Independence for the 242nd time. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress of our thirteen colonies voted on a resolution declaring independence from the British. On July 4th, the Declaration of...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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Wayne employee hits 60 year mark with city

By Carolyn Marnon – After 60 years with the City of Wayne, you would think DPW (Department of Public Works) Administration Assistant Patty Ditmore would be ready to move on to the golden years of retirement and all that retirement brings with it. It’s not happening. “I like...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Let’s play ball

By Carolyn Marnon – State Representative Robert Kosowski procured a $100,000 grant from the State of Michigan to help with the development of parks and recreation in Wayne. The grant was to be used for an athletic facility; the baseball fields at Forest Park were chosen for...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Wayne rotary donates quilts

By Carolyn Marnon – David Carpenter started quilting fifteen years ago. His first quilt, a log cabin quilt with animals on muslin was on display outside the Home Economics department at Wayne Memorial High School at one time. It now graces the back of the couch in his home....
Posted On 12 May 2018

Now open in Wayne

Jeff and Mary PowersBy Carolyn Marnon – Powers Woodcrafts, a specialty woodworking and crafts store, has just recently opened its doors to the public. Powers Woodcrafts is locally owned by husband and wife team, Mary and Jeff Powers. They wanted to share their love of art...

HYPE hyped it up in 2017

By Carolyn Marnon – HYPE Recreation Center has surpassed the 2000 member mark in the little over two years they have been in the old Wayne recreation center. When HYPE took over in August 2015, membership at the old rec center was approximately 150. Ali Sayed, Chief...

Recall moving forward

By Carolyn Marnon – They needed 1,183 signatures to submit a recall petition to Wayne County. Backers of a petition to recall Wayne Councilman Chris Sanders had a goal of obtaining at least 1200 signatures in the 60 day window they had to get the required number of...

Wayne’s old house

By Carolyn Marnon – The oldest house in Wayne is believed to be a 2,660-square foot Italianate home built around 1872 and sits on a nearly quarter acre lot. The home was recently highlighted in the November/December 2017 issue of This Old House magazine on page 118. The...