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REMC quarterly grants fund a dozen nonprofits

Whitewater Valley REMC Community Trust awarded grants to a dozen nonprofits during its first-quarter grant cycle. The awards total $7,300. The awards are: Whitewater Valley REMC is an electric utility cooperative serving 10,000 members in Randolph, Wayne, Union, Fayette, Franklin and Dearborn counties. Information about Community Trust grants is available at www.wwvremc.com under “Member Services.”

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Teens’ art takes over galleries

Northeastern, Seton Catholic and Richmond students took home this year’s top prizes in an art show featuring works from teens all over the county. Works by students from Lincoln, Hagerstown and Centerville high schools also are represented in Richmond Art Museum’s 18th annual All Wayne County High School Art Exhibition.   The exhibit, which features sculptures, […]

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Open house planned for Centerville rest area updates

More information about the proposed Centerville Rest Area Modernization Project will be offered at an open house and public hearing next week.  Indiana Department of Transportation is organizing the open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Centerville Senior High School’s auditorium, 507 Willow Grove Road, Centerville. Comments can be given about the preliminary […]

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Wayne County Foundation awards nearly $135K

Thirteen local organizations, some based in small towns and some serving people or pets throughout Wayne County, have received a portion of $134,867 through Wayne County Foundation.  Grants awarded during WCF’s first cycle of the year support local programs or projects that enhance the spirit of the community and improve quality of life across Wayne […]

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2024 primary election results

Wayne County’s Republican voters nominated candidates for judge, commissioner, clerk of courts, treasurer and coroner, along with various state and federal offices, in the 2024 primary election held today. Ronald J. “Ron” Moore won the primary race for Superior Court 1 judge with 3,000 votes, or 48%, defeating J. Clayton Miller (1,858 votes) and Austin […]

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Civic theater season concludes with comedy

Hilarity, mayhem and jazz hands are part of “Something Rotten!” at Richmond Civic Theatre.  The comedy, rated PG-13, opens May 9 and ends May 18.  Theater staff say William Shakespeare is London’s hottest playwright, much to the chagrin of his unsuccessful rival, Nick Bottom.  With his marriage and career in jeopardy, Nick needs his next […]

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Health officer proposes restructuring health department

Wayne County’s health officer hopes to alter the health department’s structure. Dr. David Jetmore spoke to Wayne County Council members during a May 1 personnel committee meeting. He received council’s unanimous permission to have five job descriptions forwarded to consultant Waggoner Irwin Scheele & Associates in Muncie for analysis. Jetmore proposes to eliminate the executive […]

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7 communities join county in Stellar effort

Seven communities joined Wayne County in its Stellar Pathways application. Commissioner Jeff Plasterer told Wayne County Council members May 1 that the Wayne County Foundation that day would submit a letter of intent to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Four finalists will be chosen to submit complete applications, and two will be […]