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Wayne County Foundation surprises 5 with awards for service

Five longtime community leaders are being recognized for their philanthropic service.  Wayne County Foundation normally names one winner each year for the Charles A. Rodefeld Award for Leadership in Philanthropy and Community, and the Ruth J. Wickemeyer Award for Nonprofit Excellence.  However, to celebrate the foundation’s 45th anniversary, more honorees were chosen. The winners were […]

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18 students competing in civics bee

The public is invited to cheer on Wayne County’s students competing in the first local 2024 National Civics Bee — and even wear red, white and blue if desired.  Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce has coordinated the bee. It begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Indiana University East’s Vivian Auditorium in Whitewater […]

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Roundabouts now part of U.S. 35 interchange plans

The state’s Revive I-70 plan now includes more roundabouts. The Indiana Department of Transportation has revised its recommendation for the Williamsburg Pike/U.S. 35 and Interstate 70 interchange. It’s now proposed as a diamond interchange with two single-lane roundabouts and more closely resembles the planned upgrades at the U.S. 40 and I-70 interchange on Richmond’s east […]

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PBS plans program on Richmond

Ball State PBS is now preparing to feature Richmond in an upcoming episode of “Now Entering …” Richmond community members are encouraged to collect video footage and still photos to showcase their unique stories. Ball State PBS will be in Richmond April 12 and 13 to interview storytellers on camera. Those with a story about […]

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Live eclipse day updates

Welcome to the Western Wayne News eclipse day coverage for April 8, 2024. This article has updates from our reporting team stationed around Wayne County as the community celebrates this rare celestial event. For more information and related articles and resources, visit the WWN Eclipse Guide. Monday, April 8 4:56 p.m. — Traffic is normal […]

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Brick work at Northeastern will wait

Masonry at Northeastern Middle/High School will continue leaking and flaking a while longer. Repair bids came in at almost double the expected cost, so the school board rejected them on March 20. “The board will gather information on how to re-engineer the project and will consider if it needs to sell a bond to do […]

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Northeastern’s assistant AD promoted

Northeastern Wayne Schools has named Ryan Halloran as its new athletic director for the 2024-2025 school year. Current athletic director Gerry Keesling is retiring. In addition to teaching biology and coaching at Northeastern, Halloran also has served as an assistant athletic director for the past three years. He has more than two decades of experience […]

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Concerts, farmer’s market part of discussion

Western Wayne residents are encouraged to attend an April 3 community meeting organized by Cambridge City Main Street Organization to learn more about upcoming concerts, a free trash disposal opportunity and other services.  The discussion is set for 7-8 p.m. April 3 at Golay Community Center, 1007 E. Main St., Cambridge City.  The town’s festivities […]