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Council members discuss the options for a fence in the Western Ridge subdivision.
 Two change orders for the Wayne Trail-Phase 2 Project were approved and council members discussed items in the upcoming budget during a meeting held at the Wayne City Auditorium on Tuesday. A change order in regard to adding cast iron detectable warning panels along the trail was approved. It was...

Wayne High English teacher Dwaine Spieker spoke to the Class of 2020 during commencement ceremonies at the Willow Bowl.
After a delay of nearly three months, the Wayne High School class of 2020 became alumni of the school during ceremonies on Aug. 1. The ceremony was held in the Willow Bowl on the Wayne State College with ideal weather conditions. Wayne High English teacher Dwaine Spieker was this year’s speaker and...
The Wayne County Commissioners met for the final time in July on Tuesday. The Wayne County Board of Equalization also met to hear valuation protests. Among several agenda items, the commissioners heard an update from representatives from Kingery Construction and Berggren Architects. The courthouse...
Jamie Anderson, owner and operator of W.W. Galore welcomed the public to Chamber Coffee on Friday. W.W. Galore has around 75 vendors who sell their hand-made crafts at the downtown Wayne store. Anderson thanked the public for coming before cutting the ribbon, offically welcoming her business to the...
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...
Photo courtesy Zach Jorgensen
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...

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