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Introducing Wayne’s new city manager

By Sarah Shurge – The city of Wayne is excited to announce its new city manager, Diane Webb. Effective Thursday, August 31, 2023, Lisa Nocerini resigned as Wayne city manager after eight years of serving the community. “I know Lisa and I know she did a phenomenal job,” said...
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First Congregational Church celebrated 175 years

By Sarah Shurge – A lot can happen in 175 years. Through the test of time, First Congregational Church of Wayne has remained and recently celebrated 175 years. “It’s an honor to be a part of this legacy, but it does come with a weight and responsibility to keep something...
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Buiten and Queen retire from Wayne director roles

By Sarah Shurge – “Mike Buiten and Ed Queen are the very definition of the term ‘public servant’,” said Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong. “They just absolutely exemplify it and I’ve certainly seen that in my 24 years of working with them.” At the city council meeting on...
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With a historic strike in the rearview mirror, Dwayne Walker, president of UAW Local 900 here in Wayne, sets his sights on continuing union integrity and solidarity

By Courtney Conover – Today, the long stretch of southbound Michigan Avenue near Newburgh Road looks as if nothing ever happened. But we, the residents–those of us who call Wayne home–know differently. For 46 long, arduous days, Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant—and its...
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Wayne DDA: The year 2023 in review

By Sarah Shurge – Throughout the year, the City Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has partnered with many businesses and sponsored many events for the City of Wayne. As the year comes to an end, it’s important to bring the DDA’s involvement into the spotlight and...
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Council selects finalist for city manager

By Sarah Shurge – Wayne’s next city manager should be selected soon! After eight years of serving the community, Lisa Nocerini resigned as Wayne city manager effective Thursday August 31st. On Tuesday, September 5th, the city council voted 7-0 in favor of Wayne Police Chief...
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The Health and Wellness Connection

By Courtney Conover – It’s not complicated, but it works. Dr. Muzammil Ahmed’s morning routine starts at 7:00 a.m. and adequately prepares him for the day ahead. “I do a short, ten-minute workout, have a moment of prayer and reflection, and then eat a small, healthy meal...
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Public act 345 millage proposals information

The City of Wayne is placing two ballot proposals before the City’s electors that would give the option of creating a police and fire retirement system pursuant to Public Act 345 of 1937. Why is the city asking for this millage? At the peak of the 2008 national recession,...
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Wayne Memorial welcomes new principal this year

By Sarah Shurge – Every new school year brings a fresh start. New classes, new students, new opportunities. However, that is not the only thing new this upcoming year for Wayne Memorial. The Wayne Westland Community Schools is pleased to announce Mr. Cory Gildersleeve as...
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Driving the Family Business at Jack Demmer Ford, “The Demmer difference” is more than just a motto. It’s a blueprint for success.

By Courtney Conover – From toy doctor kits and baby dolls to miniature squad cars and play food, it’s a known fact that a child’s play often imitates real life. This principle certainly applies to Jim Demmer, vice president of Jack Demmer Ford here in Wayne. “I recall being...