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Governor Pete Ricketts was on hand to celebrate the grand opening weekend of Ace Hardware & Home in Wayne. While it's typical to cut a ribbon during a grand opening ceremony, in hardware store style, Gov. Ricketts sawed a special board. Ace Hardware & Home will be running a number of sales...
Where to park... and when to park...trucks on city streets was again debated during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. At issue was Ordinance 2020-11, which would amend the city code on where truck parking would be allowed. Since its first reading at the last meeting, City Attorney Amy...
 Adopting a budget for the coming year, approving an Early Childhood Placement agreement with Wayne State College and discussing COVID-19 procedures were among the items on the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education agenda. The board meet in regular session on Sept. 14 to first conduct public...
For approximately 20 years KimBerly Hansen has worked with those involved with the Wayne County Court system. Hansen began her work as a records clerk in a temporary position, working with Clerk Magistrate Carol Brown. After the person who previously held the position was unable to return to work,...
The Wayne Chicken Show is right around the corner. Though the celebration will look much different this year, some of the old favorite activities will be observed, including the cement chicken auction on Saturday, Sept. 12.. "We've had a lot of talented artists return their chickens beautifully...
Muralist Dave Loewenstein completed work on "The Illuminated City," on the north wall of the Majestic Theatre in Wayne. The scene celebrates aspects of the community and drive-in movie culture of the past. "It's first, inspired by the location, The Majestic Theatre..." Loewenstein said. "It's...
The city's budget and tax requests for the coming year were set following the passage of resolutions and ordinances at Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. City Finance Director Beth Porter told the council that the city's property valuation is approximately five percent higher this year...
 Students at Wayne Community Schools will have another option for winter sports following action taken during a special meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education on Aug. 27. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan presented information to the board on the cost of adding bowling to the list...
   At approximately 2:15 p.m. this afternoon (Friday, Aug. 28)  the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car fire on the Wayne State College campus. Wayne Fire Chief Phil Monahan said the owner of the vehicle was attempting to start the car when the starter apparently stuck, causing the...

Still smiling after 79 years, the happy couple took some photos with family members. The ceremony was held outside in Wayne Countryview's gazebo so that social distancing could be followed.
Not many couples get to celebrate 79 years of marriage, but Clair and Lura Stoakes did just that, and in a big way, with a vow renewal ceremony at Wayne Countryview Care and Rehabilitation on Aug. 21. Residents and staff were dressed up for the ceremony that was officiated by Countryview's...

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