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WWN receives journalism awards

Western Wayne News reporting and photography was recognized at the Best in Indiana Journalism awards ceremony on Friday, April 26. WWN photographer Joshua Smith received a first-place award for his collection of photos taken at the July 18, 2023, Hagerstown Fly-In. The award was for a multiple picture group in publications with a circulation below […]

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Artists bond through weekly group

On Thursdays, several women gather in Carol Strock Wasson’s art studio. They share the enjoyment and benefits of painting and support from one another. Strock Wasson, an internationally distinguished artist who leads the group, says they’re bonded by their resilience through life’s toughest challenges such as divorce and loved ones’ deaths.  “Despite the hardships they’ve […]

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Birdathon begins May 3

Cope Environmental Center invites nature enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to participate in CEC’s fifth annual Birdathon from May 3-19. Participants can enjoy the colors and songs of feathered friends while raising funds to support CEC’s efforts to educate visitors about nature and to guide residents on choosing sustainable living practices. Participants can […]

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Photo gallery: Earth Day

Children and families gathered at Cope Environmental Center for the Family Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Centerville. Between nature education, displays, exhibits, activities, presentations, tree and shrub giveaways and hikes, there was plenty to keep curious minds busy and learning. Family Earth Day has been conducted locally for more than 20 years. […]

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Centerville Lions recognize ‘outstanding citizens’

The Centerville Lions Club named its 2024 Outstanding Citizens of Centerville during its April 15 awards banquet. Valerie Hood and Janel Sparks both received the award for their contributions to the community. Hood is a speech-language pathologist at Centerville-Abington Community Schools. Sparks is a community advocate who also opened Lavender and Sage, a gardening and […]

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Giveaways, activities mark Earth Day

Trees and shrubs will be given away Saturday at a Family Earth Day celebration that also includes hikes, raptor shows and animals on display. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville. It will include family-friendly activities in observance of the 54th national observance of […]