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Family business serving area for three generations

By Carolyn Marnon – The Rediske family aspire to pass along the traditions of providing outstanding service to the community.   Continually striving to offer the most complete and compassionate funeral care and after care possible, the Rediskes treat others in the way they...

Retiree health benefits confusing week by week

By Carolyn Marnon – “Motion by Rhaesa, seconded by Porter the motion carried by 4-3 roll call vote, it was resolved to go with Option #4 for retiree healthcare that includes a monthly stipend: $175/single, $400/two person, $485/family and $110/post 65.” This is what appears...

Zebras are a team not to take lightly

By Dave Merchant – Varsity high school basketball can be one of the best activities to watch on a cold, snowy Friday night. People from Wayne will warm up when they see how this team plays. One thing is for certain this season. The Wayne Memorial High School Zebras men’s...

January 2017 – NEWS BREIFS

Learn how to research your house or property On Wednesday, January 11, at 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. join the Wayne Historical Society at the Wayne Public Library to learn how to do research on your old house or property.  Tyler Moll, a recent graduate of EMU’s Masters in Historic...

What’s old is new again

By Darlene Hawley – Three years ago I wrote an article for this paper about Wayne’s Historical Museum, the oldest public building still standing in Wayne and located in the heart of our community.  At one time Wayne was full of old historic buildings and homes rich in...

New Deputy Chief named

Effective January 9, 2017 Captain Fred Gilstorff will be Wayne Fire Department’s new Deputy Chief. According to Michael Stradtner, Wayne-Westland Fire Chief, Fred began his career 22 years ago in June, 1994 with the Wayne Fire Department.  Fred is an instructor for the Rapid...

Celebrating 70 years of classic movie viewing

By Carolyn Marnon – The State Wayne Theatre is celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2016 after having proudly served the City of Wayne since 1946. It’s hard to miss the bright lights on the theatre at night, beckoning all to reflect on the movie-going experience of...

Main Street announces 2016 volunteer of the year

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Main Street held their 2nd annual Volunteer Appreciation Event last month at the State Wayne Theater. Volunteers were treated to free popcorn and pop while viewing a special documentary, “Urban Century,” about the changing face of downtowns over...

Council Briefs – Wayne County sheriff’s department will be patrolling in Wayne

A resolution empowering the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department’s Municipal Support Enforcement Unit to issue traffic citations under the Wayne city code for traffic offenses committed in their presence and criminal offenses that have occurred on the streets and roadways of Wayne...

Inspiration, drive, determination: Journey to leadership

Story by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds  (U.S. Army Africa) – VICENZA, Italy – In most tales of adventure, discovery or heroism the main character faces many challenges throughout his or her own journey. Good, bad, right or wrong, each choice he or she makes will ultimately...

Former resident strikes Silver in Rio

By Dave Merchant –  Winning a Silver medal in the Paralympics in Brazil before the age of 40 is quite an impressive feat. That is exactly what happen to one athlete who grew up in Wayne. He won the silver at 37 and just recently turned 38. Joe Hamilton, who now lives in...

Support your local community by shopping small

By Carolyn Marnon – Sure, you could go to those big box stores and do your holiday shopping. It might be easier to pick up a wide variety of things in that one stop.  With all the hardships Wayne is going through right now, wouldn’t it be nice to visit your local small...