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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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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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New Wayne Business Center provides option for growing in-home small businesses

George Phelps’ is working with SCORE and Wayne Area Economic Development to help launch a new small business center in the Mineshaft Mall in downtown Wayne. The new center provides low-cost office space to small businesses and in-home businesses that need space to expand. (Photo by Michael Carnes) There are a lot of small businesses […]

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