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2 meetings set to explain downtown business grant program

Wayne County’s Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program has $2 million available to infuse new growth into participating communities’ downtowns. Grants up to $100,000 are available to rehabilitate downtown retail or commercial building space in Cambridge City, Dublin, East Germantown, Economy, Milton, Richmond and Spring Grove. The grants require a 25% match — for example, $25,000 for […]

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4 playground campaigns meet goals; 1 remains

Four local park fundraising campaigns have met their $50,000 goal to receive a $50,000 state match, and one more remains.  Dublin has raised $50,190 to improve Wilson Park. The goal was reached days before its May 25 deadline. Funds will provide new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ground surface for the current playground equipment purchased in […]

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Retiree spent 50 years in schools

Western Wayne Schools is saying goodbye to three retirees, one of whom has worked 50 years for the district.  Colleagues, friends, family and students stopped by an after-school open house May 21 to wish them well.   Beth Bowman After 22 years and many concerts at WWS, choral director Beth Bowman is stepping down. Before joining […]

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Indians defeat Eagles for sectional crown

The Cambridge City Lincoln Golden Eagles, the only Wayne County school to advance to the sectional championship game in baseball, saw their season end on Monday, May 27. The Indians, ranked sixth in the 1A state poll, lived up to their lofty ranking. In a rematch of their regular season Tri-Eastern Conference game that Union City […]

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NWS: EF1 tornado occurred near Milton

The National Weather Service has determined a tornado caused tree damage but no injuries May 7 near Milton. The EF1 tornado had wind speeds of 90 miles per hour along a path 150 yards wide and 2.9 miles long, according to the NWS. The EF1 designation is the second-weakest level in the six-category Enhanced Fujita […]

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Milton’s park fundraising deadline nears; more needed

Donations are trickling in for three local park fundraising campaigns each aiming to raise $50,000 to receive a $50,000 state match.  As of press time, Milton has raised $40,605 before its 10 p.m. May 18 deadline. Goals are to resurface its basketball court and add shelters, picnic tables, benches, playground equipment and landscaping.  Milton’s donations […]

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Milton Minute for April 24

In and around Milton Milton park crowdfunding campaign update The boot drive originally scheduled for March 23 was held for Saturday, April 13, and netted over $1500 for the Park Fund. Volunteer fire dept. assisted with the boot drive.  The park board says, “A big thank you to everyone who came out to help, and […]