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A day to remember

By Carolyn Marnon – Since the late 1950s, 1200 soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery on the Thursday before Memorial Day.  These soldiers then patrol the cemetery 24 hours a...

Wayne families honor Mothers

Debbie Cowell Dana Cowell wrote, “My mom is the most inspirational, loving, kind, giving person I’ve ever met.  I’m very blessed to have her as my mom and my best friend.” Dana’s mom is Debbie Cowell.  Debbie has lived in Wayne most of her life; there was a 6-7 year period spent...

Ford/UAW member says goodbye fat, hello fit

Carolyn Marnon – Imagine coming into work every day at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne and having a hard time on the assembly line doing your job because you are overweight.  Would you complain about how hard your job is and not make any changes?  Or would you do...

313 Robotics team meets their goals

By Carolyn Marnon – They may not be going to the state competition, but they still consider themselves winners. According to team member Oliver Gietzen, “We just finished our 2nd district event last week. We didn’t do too well at Waterford (the first event) and had a...

Police return stolen vehicle to couple

Carolyn Marnon – You hop into your car one morning and start it up.  Oh no!  You forgot something. You hop out of the car leaving the engine running and run into the house, grab whatever it is you forgot and head back outside, expecting to hop back into your car.  Only what...

Saving lives is their mission, saving their equipment is ours

By Carolyn Marnon – What started as a simple request for  monetary donations from businesses that had some type of connection to the Wayne Fire Department to help the department purchase a new Jaws of Life has snowballed into a community fundraising event that will be able...

Special Events planned for National Small Business Week

By Lindsey Wooten – Social Media Marketing for your Small Business Workshop Monday, May 2nd, 6:00 PM Wayne Historical Museum Presenter: Kristi Trevarrow from Downtown Rochester & Main Street Nation How are you leveraging social media platforms to help drive traffic to...

Spaghetti fundraiser on anniversary of horrible crash

Father and son John and Bill VerHines own GRAMCO, a furniture restoration company that has been in business in Wayne for 50 years. On April 29, 2015, the two were involved in a devastating crash caused by a young drunk driver, altering their lives in an instant.  The two now have...

Couple survive royal disaster at sea

By Carolyn Marnon – When they went to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, Larry and Dawn Larson “started having a rocky marriage,” Dawn laughs. This is the only time she is heard to laugh during our conversation. The couple attended Wayne Memorial High School and...

Community to vote in August to restore public safety in Wayne

By Carolyn Marnon – The City of Wayne and City Council have been looking at options to improve the financial status of Wayne.  One possibility is to join the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority (SMORSA) or join with another city to form their own public service...

Wayne 100 club still silently helping citizens

By Dave Merchant -Whoever said the people of Wayne do not help each other is sadly mistaken. There is club in the city that has been helping people for nearly 23 years. The good people of the Wayne 100 Club have been helping fellow residents for quite some time by awarding $500...

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

By Carolyn Marnon – President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month back in 1987. He urged “all Americans to join me in according to our fellow citizens with such disabilities both encouragement and the...