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Food programs feeling the pinch

Local food pantries are facing a funding hurdle: The rising cost of food is hitting suppliers hard at the same time as more people need their services. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Midwest Food Bank Indiana are two Indianapolis-based food banks serving the Wayne County area. Food banks help supply local food pantries, which […]

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Knights qualify for national archery tourney

Sirens screaming through Fountain City announced what many in town already knew: Northeastern’s archery teams had qualified for the national tournament. Again. One team from Northeastern High School and one from Northeastern Middle School will be shooting in the US Eastern National Tournament of the National Archery in the Schools Program on May 9-11 in […]

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Town officials seek RR crossing answers

Two rough railroad crossings in Hagerstown stirred town officials to public criticism of what they say is an unresponsive corporation. A busy Norfolk Southern Railroad track crosses at about 600 S. Washington St. It crosses South Street a few blocks east. Town Council discussed both on March 4. A truck vs. train crash at the […]

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Hagerstown making final eclipse plans

Three days of activities are the pillars of Hagerstown’s plans for the weekend before the April 8 solar eclipse, and residents are still adding to the structure. More than 50 local people came to a Feb. 21 “final” planning meeting for the eclipse, according to Gary Schuette. As chairman of the Heart of Hagerstown community […]

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Hagerstown moving on major water rehab

Rehabbing Hagerstown’s water system will mean a water rate increase. A first phase should cost about $2.86 million, according to an engineer’s estimates. Town Council has agreed to start replacing water lines based on an engineer’s system evaluation. Town Manager Chris LaMar said he hopes the entire network of water lines will be replaced eventually. […]

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Lincoln selects a new football coach

Lincoln High School’s new varsity football coach is a familiar face to the Golden Eagles. Western Wayne Schools’ board hired Jeremy Bane as head football coach on Feb. 14. Bane, a special-education teacher at Lincoln, is LHS’ varsity wrestling head coach. Superintendent Andy Stover told the board that Bane “has been doing an incredible job […]