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Recall effort aims to remove Sanders and 3 others

By Carolyn Marnon – “Step down, Sanders!” “Just resign, Chris!” Attendees at Wayne City Council meetings have been shouting these phrases or ones similar to it for more than a few months as they try to encourage Councilman Chris Sanders to resign his council position due to...

A life of service

By Carolyn Marnon – Following shakedown training out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, USS John King carried out weapons tests on the East Coast before arriving in Norfolk, VA on September 7, 1961 for regular duty. It was at this time that Electrician’s Mate Tom Porter stepped...

Scarecrow show shines

By Carolyn Marnon – “Don’t Dream it, Be it!” was the theme behind the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society’s scarecrow submission for Wayne Main Street’s annual Scarecrow Show on Michigan Avenue and Wayne Roads. The scarecrow received 509 likes during Facebook voting...

Wayne welcomes practical nursing program downtown

By Carolyn Marnon – Early this year, Dorsey Schools announced it would offer its Practical Nursing Program in Wayne. It was already in existence at the Madison Heights campus. A program also was started at the Roseville location. In February, Dorsey held a ribbon-cutting...

It’s time to shop ‘til you drop!

By Carolyn Marnon – The holidays are fast approaching. The countdowns will soon begin. Black Friday might just cause us to black out! How can we enjoy the holidays and support our local businesses here in Wayne? By shopping during Small Business Saturday, of course! By...

November 2017 News Briefs

I want to wear my ugly sweater… Join the Wayne Goodfellows for their 31st annual fundraiser event “No Child Without a Christmas” on Saturday, December 9, at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland. For $30 per person, you get 5 hours of fun including dinner, desserts...

Wayne Hospital celebrates 60 years

By Darlene Hawley – Early settlers in our community had to travel many miles to find a doctor. The first doctor to come to Wayne to practice was Dr. Julius M. Hume who arrived in 1832 and practiced until 1856. People often relied on early druggists to identify their...

Mentors championed

By Carolyn Marnon – We all know of the wonderful Champions of Wayne program at Wayne Memorial High School where students are mentored each semester towards reaching a goal (or goals) and then receive $200 if they accomplish the goal. What we don’t talk about are those...

Every second counts, plan ahead

By Carolyn Marnon – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is the 2017, theme for National Fire Prevention Week being held October 8-14. Steps to prevent fires should be taken every day as we go about our lives, not just during the month of October which just happens to be...

Wayne resident is one of your fire fighters

By Carolyn Marnon – There are 18 fire fighters working for the Wayne Fire Department. Of those 18, six of them are what are called “grant” firefighters. The City of Wayne was able to hire these six through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants...

Calling all Rosies

By Carolyn Marnon – I am proud to say that I was a Guinness World Record holder. I have the certificate to prove it. I want to be one again, so please help me and Wayne resident Robert Webb by encouraging everyone to roll up their sleeves and help the Yankee Air Museum...

Detroit Zoo employees remove boatloads of trash from the Rouge

The employees of the Detroit Zoo are well known for the care they provide to the many animals that call the zoo home. But the employees have proved yet again, they also care about the local environment, especially the Rouge River. The zoo sent 20 of its employees to Wayne on Oct....