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It's a near universal thought when packing during a move - "why do I have so much stuff? Why have I kept this all these years?" For some people, it inspires them to downsize, donate or sell items no longer used. For former Wayne resident and Wayne State College professor, David "Max" McElwain, his...
"I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and since becoming one, have wanted to be an owner in a practice." These words from Dr. Melissa Heithold DVM explain her recent decision to buy into the Wayne Veterinary Clinic practice. She recently became an owner, along with Drs. Mark and Lauri Zink...

City Recreation Director Lowell Heggemeyer (right) discusses with Council member Matt Eischeid work done in the gym at the Community Activity Center. Council members toured the facility during Tuesday's regular meeting.
 Two public hearings were held during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. The first of these was in regard to a request from Sunnyview Place LLC to install a drive-thru for Providence Community Pharmacy at 803 Providence Road. Following the hearing, council members voted to approve...
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Wayne native, Zach Jorgensen will be releasing his second book titled "I Can Be Anything" on July 21. "I Can Be Anything" is targeted for children between the ages of three and eight and have disabilities. "Most children have jobs that they dream of having when they grow up. Children with...
Chamber Coffee was hosted by Johnnie Byrd Brewing on Friday morning. The event also served as a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Byrd House little food pantry. Owner Greg Ptacek said he and his family built the structure after seeing a need in the community during the COVID-19 closures earlier in...
The Pulitzer Prize nominated play “Love Letters” will be performed in Bressler Park on Friday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and at Eaton Field in Wakefield on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Both shows are free, with free will donations accepted. The Little Red Hen Theatre and friends of former Wayne State...
 A number of scenarios in regard to what the start of the school year will look like were presented during Monday's meeting of the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education. Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan spoke at length about what administrators and staff have discussed in recent weeks and...
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Schools are busy prepping for their 2020-2021 school year, set to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 19. In doing so, the district is welcoming several new staff members, as well as implementing plans to handle whatever a school year during the COVID-19 pandemic may mean. "We had...
Ben Vrbicky sits behind the controls of a Mercy One Air Med helicopter. He was given a personal tour of the air ambulance by the pilot.
The Wayne County Commissioners met July 7 at the Public Safety Annex to discuss a number of issues including long-standing agenda items like the courthouse restoration project and a road usage agreement with TradeWind Energy. Steve Muir of Elkhorn Valley Insurance delivered some bad news about the...

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