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No snarling at the dog show

A cacophony of barking and maybe even some snarling might be expected at a gathering of 22 dogs. But not so the 4-H Dog Show at the Wayne County 4-H Fair. Only an occasional “woof” or excited yelp accompanied the firm commands of young dog handlers in the show. Lindsey Finney said she brings her […]

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Fans find fun fair food

Vo Garner goes to a lot of fairs and likes the food at all of them. Her first visit to the Wayne County 4-H Fair came on Sunday.  Like many, she sampled some of the wide variety of cuisine available from the many fair booths. At home in Virginia, she visits the state fair and […]

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Wayne Co. Fair starts Saturday

When something is running well, there’s no good reason to fix it – just keep it oiled and make adjustments. So it seems to be with the Wayne County 4-H Fair, which starts Saturday at the fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road N., Richmond. Fair Board President Sandy House says not much is changed from previous versions […]

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Town making plans to honor 5

Five local luminaries who made lasting contributions to life in Hagerstown will be remembered with signs. Town manager Chris LaMar told the Town Council June 5 that they hope to have the signs up by Jubilee Days in mid-August. The five, all deceased within the last 50 years, are Ralph Teetor, an inventor and the […]

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Tour tells stories of freedom seekers

Freedom, according to one story, meant so much to an enslaved man named William Bush that he had himself shipped in a wooden box addressed to “Newport, Wayne County, Indiana, care of Levi Coffin.” That story from 180 years ago is one that Aaron Martin loves to hear and retell in his work as program […]

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6th-graders moving to WW Elementary

In a meeting most notable for its brevity, the Western Wayne School board decided to move sixth grade from Lincoln Middle/High School to Western Wayne Elementary School. This year’s fifth grade pupils will attend sixth grade at the elementary school, following a unanimous vote at the May 17 board meeting. Superintendent Andy Stover recommended the […]

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Nettle Creek names employees of the year

Honoring and thanking school staff became the Nettle Creek school board’s focus on May 10. Superintendent Emily Schaeffer presented certificates to staff members recognized by vote of fellow staff members. Each, she said, represented examples of Nettle Creek School Corporation by maintaining high levels of performance in their daily work. She read from comments submitted […]

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Hagerstown police ask residents to take care of yards

Spring is in bloom and so are complaints of unsightly properties in Hagerstown. The police department is asking property owners to clean up. Hagerstown Police Chief Keith Folkner said the department is getting two or three complaints a day about trash and debris or abandoned vehicles on properties in town. Hagerstown Police Department tries to […]