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Bronco rolling off Wayne’s Ford Assembly line again

By Sarah Shurge – In 1965 the Ford Bronco was first introduced as a 1966 model. These models were built at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant here in Wayne. For 30 years the Bronco continued production in Wayne until 1996. Now, after a 25 year absence, the Bronco is back. The...
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Hill Crest building project bringing people together

By Sarah Shurge – “It’s been a long two and a half years but God’s faithfulness overwhelmed the people. There were lots of tears,” said Seth McDonald, lead pastor at Hill Crest Bible Church, in reference to Sunday service on May 16th. Pastor McDonald claims that every...
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It’s a love story and baby, she said yes

By Carolyn Marnon – Robert (Bob) Phillips met his lovely bride, Irene, over 70 years ago when he attended a sock-hop at the Wayne Recreation Center where City Hall currently stands. Irene had traveled all the way from Plymouth to attend the dance in perhaps 1948 or 1949. No...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Student helping students

By Carolyn Marnon – “Shaping the community’s smallest hands to do great things” has been the driving force for Wayne Memorial High School senior Brooke Johnson. Brooke started Community Circle as a force for change after she attended the Civitan Youth Leadership and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Businessman helps local children this Christmas

By Carolyn Marnon – The story starts with a little boy in Kosovo whose only knowledge of Christmas is time spent with friends and family. There are no presents involved in these Christmas celebrations. In Kosovo, “You are lucky if someone had a car,” says this now-grown...
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School resource officer returns

By Carolyn Marnon – As the bell rings and students, teachers and administrators make their ways through the halls of Wayne Memorial High School, there is a new face that melts into the crowd. Jordan Arndt is back in high school, although he’s dressing differently than he...
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Family-owned business invests in downtown Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – “We thank God that we have 13 grandchildren and none have a disability that we have to place in a group home,” said Paul Kennedy, owner of Saints, Inc. You may have noticed their newly built administrative office on the former Frank’s Furniture lot next...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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New technology to track school buses

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne-Westland Community School District transportation department has been rolling along with several updates involving their school buses this year. Here Comes the Bus is a new app being used by the transportation department. The app uses global...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Veterans Memorial project needs help

By Carolyn Marnon – What is happening with the $26,000 the City of Wayne received in donations last year from military service veterans, members of UAW Local 900 and Ford? The original plan was for the money to go towards fixing the Peace Memorial located next to the Wayne...
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Students don’t care about what you know until they know you care

By Carolyn Marnon – Wanting to recognize students who make positive contributions to the school community, Wayne Memorial High School’s new Principal, James Anderson, Ed.D., answered a few questions about himself, his background in education and what he is striving towards...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019