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LONG LIVE THE KING — Wayne’s “Diamond King” ready to leave his throne

Randy Pedersen has been selling diamonds in Wayne for almost 40 years, but the self-proclaimed “Diamond King” is ready to retire and will soon be closing The Diamond Center in downtown Wayne. (Photo by Michael Carnes) Never mind the old saying — Randy Pedersen has shown that you CAN go home again. The 69-year-old jeweler […]

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Scenes from Christmas on Main in Wayne America

  Christmas on Main Street was a big hit this year in Wayne America. Temperatures were perfect as the community gathered downtown, enjoying popcorn, peanuts, Christmas caroling and a chance to shop downtown. The parade was a big hit, with Santa Claus making an appearance and a variety of holiday-themed floats rolling south along Main […]

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Dancing calls Winter out of corporate gig, back to Wayne to open new studio

Taryn Winter (center) graduated from Wayne State with the intent of working for a corporation in Minneapolis, but has returned to Wayne to start the Wayne Dance Company. Her teachers are current members of the Wayne High She Devils dance team, including (from left) Maddie Beair, Hallie Chinn, Emma Walling and Alyssa Chinn. (Photo copyright […]

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Manoucheris’ new business “pops” into Wayne by accident

Adam and Amy Manoucheri (with their daughter, Ella) have been pleasantly surprised with the response their new business has received. AquaPop offers a wide variety of flavored popcorn, classic candies and soda pop, along with other confectionaries that have been a big hit in Wayne in the short time they have been open. (Photo by […]

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New WSC art instructor balancing work, passion with Blue Cat Gallery & Studio

Carolyn Albracht stands in one of the rooms of the new Blue Cat Gallery & Studio that recently opened up at 114 W. Third Street in Wayne. The studio opened last week with a showing of local and regional artists called Chickens And Other Signs Of Rural Life. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) When Carolyn […]

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New downtown business offers antiquing with a twist

Dan and Teresa Tiedtke have opened up Highway 15 Salvage Company at 311 Main Street in Wayne, and it’s certainly a family business with their little helpers, including Broderick and twins Myles and Bryn. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) Dan and Teresa Tiedtke pictured their retirement years being an opportunity for them to enjoy a […]

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