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Hagerstown moving on major water rehab

Rehabbing Hagerstown’s water system will mean a water rate increase. A first phase should cost about $2.86 million, according to an engineer’s estimates. Town Council has agreed to start replacing water lines based on an engineer’s system evaluation. Town Manager Chris LaMar said he hopes the entire network of water lines will be replaced eventually. […]

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Swimmers ride title wave to state meet

Wayne County will be well represented in the IHSAA swim meet next week in the State Finals at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis after winning events at the New Palestine sectional on Saturday, Feb. 17. The state final preliminary rounds will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 23, and the consolation rounds and the finals will […]

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Jefferson Township food pantry growing

Nearly 1,800 households in western Wayne County received food from the Jefferson Township food pantry in 2023. It is expanding to offer personal care products to people who need them. Located in the township building at 37 E. Main St., Hagerstown, the food pantry is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. It serves people from […]

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Hagerstown sees a leadership change

Planning and building on individual strengths have brought new sidewalks and lighting to Hagerstown over the past decade. Leading the Town Council for most of that time has been Becky Diercks as president and Brian Longbons, pro tem. Both voluntarily stepped away from those positions. On Jan. 2, the council elected Allan Bullock as its […]

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Nettle Creek board elects new president 

The Nettle Creek Schools board elected Shaun Lieberman as president, Dan Davis Jr., vice president, and Marcie Houghton, secretary, during its Jan. 10 meeting. Davis had been board president and Lieberman, vice president. The board reappointed Amber Rushton as corporation treasurer and Ron Cross, attorney. The board conducts a reorganization meeting annually, as required by […]