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Photo: Gazebo honors farmer

The family of Ron Hoover gathers June 27 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds to dedicate the new gazebo in his memory. Hoover, a Hagerstown-area farmer and member of Wayne County Farm Bureau’s board and Wayne County Inventory Resources Council, died in 2020. Wayne County Farm Bureau donated the gazebo for his service to the community. […]

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Williamsburg Community Days set for July 18-20

Williamsburg Community Days will feature food trucks, vendors and activities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 18-20. Community-wide garage sales are planned Friday and Saturday. Admission and parking are free, with many activities at or near the Williamsburg Area Community Center on Centerville Road. There will be a charge for pork chops, breakfast, and ice cream […]

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Eclipse economic impact study released

Indiana officials say April’s total solar eclipse festivities in April made an approximately $148.5 million impact on the state. Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) unveiled the results of a comprehensive statewide economic impact study. Indiana welcomed more than 3.5 million visitors (estimated) for the eclipse, representing a 45% boost to regular visitor volume and a 41.1% […]

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Students’ attendance rewarded through Every Day Counts giveaways

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce distributed scooters and Cincinnati Reds tickets to qualifying students in Wayne County’s elementary, middle and high schools. Chamber staff organized the Every Day Counts festivities in May, formerly known as “School is Cool,” to encourage school attendance and make its importance known. Nearly 1,000 students met this year’s guidelines […]

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Foundation awards $143K to 14 organizations

The Wayne County Foundation awarded 14 local organizations $143,807 through its second grant cycle and other grant opportunities. The 11 organizations funded through the year’s second grant cycle are: Two organizations received foundation mini-grants designed to serve smaller projects, short-term programs or opportunities requiring immediate funding. Those recipients are: The initial grant cycle provided funding […]