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Northeastern plans to issue bond

A bond issue that will pay for masonry repair, upgrades to the heating and ventilation system, and other improvements at the Northeastern Wayne School campus is expected to have little effect on property tax rates. The school board is planning to approve it on May 29. Some bricks on the Northeastern Middle/High School building are […]

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Archers looking ahead to Nationals

When Coach Brian Richmond stepped to the firing line next to him at archery practice, Ayden Alcorn admitted to some nervousness. Richmond shot a better round. But in a preview of what’s coming next week, Alcorn said he takes every shot in stride. “Don’t look back at the last arrow,” said Alcorn, “look forward to […]

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Western Wayne finalizing bond issue

A $12.2 million bond issue, designed to pay for building improvements and deferred maintenance without raising local property taxes, is scheduled to be finalized at the next Western Wayne Schools board meeting. The largest expense category is the projected $1.2 million to $1.5 million for reroofing both Lincoln Middle/High School and Western Wayne Elementary School. […]

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Nettle Creek recognizes top employees

End-of-the-year staff awards from each school building were announced during the April 10 Nettle Creek Schools board meeting. Awards are voted on by the employees of Nettle Creek School Corporation. Employees are voted on using the Portrait of a Tiger Graduate characteristics. The building-level winners will move into a district pool of award winners that […]

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Packed house bolsters LHS football hope

Worries about possibly losing the Lincoln Middle/High School football program and the hiring of a new coach has people “coming out of the woodwork” to help. A crowd jammed the LMHS cafeteria on April 10 for a Meet the Coaches meeting. At the same time, the Western Wayne Schools board met and formally approved Jeremy […]

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Cemetery restoration largely completed

Two years after extensive damage to the historic Capitol Hill Cemetery, most of the vandalism has been repaired, and the man who’s doing the work plans to return this spring and finish it.  On April 1, 2022, police and two of the volunteers who had spent years working to preserve Cambridge City’s earliest public cemetery […]

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Town supports effort for $8 million

Hagerstown became the first community to sign onto a program that might bring $8 million to Wayne County. Town Council agreed on April 1 to provide a letter of interest for the county’s Stellar Pathways application. It’s a funding program from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs which encourages regional cooperation on projects that […]

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Hagerstown’s new building commissioner resigns

Hagerstown finds itself looking for a new building commissioner for the second time in less than a year, and perhaps redefining the position. Terry Ford has resigned to take a similar position with the Town of Centerville. Hagerstown had hired him last fall after searching several months to replace his predecessor. At that time, Ford […]