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Shhh: Listen for the new buses

As a new yellow bus started forward, one of the half-dozen school staff on board hollered out from her seat in the back, “Oh my gosh! We’re moving.” Two days later, a post on the Northeastern Wayne School Corp. website gave the reason: “Listen carefully; they are quiet,” wrote Kelly Plank, the district’s director of […]

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Clay Township has a new trustee

Mari Lynn Taube of rural Greens Fork became the Clay Township trustee in January. She replaces Rebecca Cool, who moved out of the township. Taube is moving the township office into her home at 10029 Swoveland Road, west of the town of Greens Fork. The office will be open by appointment, she said. To make […]

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Jefferson Township food pantry growing

Nearly 1,800 households in western Wayne County received food from the Jefferson Township food pantry in 2023. It is expanding to offer personal care products to people who need them. Located in the township building at 37 E. Main St., Hagerstown, the food pantry is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. It serves people from […]

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Hagerstown sees a leadership change

Planning and building on individual strengths have brought new sidewalks and lighting to Hagerstown over the past decade. Leading the Town Council for most of that time has been Becky Diercks as president and Brian Longbons, pro tem. Both voluntarily stepped away from those positions. On Jan. 2, the council elected Allan Bullock as its […]

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Town starts fund drive for playground

Looking at a photo of a playground on the east side of the old Pershing Elementary School, Ron Lamott remembered playing there as a kid.  “There’s the monkey bars and the teeter-totter,” he said. Recalling childhood mischief while denying his personal involvement, he smiled and added, “The teeter-totter always ended up on the flagpole at […]