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What’s planned for Richmond’s former Steak ’n Shake site?

A popular restaurant for chicken sandwiches plans a Wayne County location. A petition before Richmond’s Board of Zoning Appeals indicates a Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned for the former Steak ’n Shake location at 5901 National Road E. Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, is the applicant requesting five variances of development standards for the location. The […]

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RCS board extends leader’s contract

Richmond Community Schools’ board has extended Superintendent Curtis Wright’s contract for a few more years.  During its Feb. 14 meeting, the board approved a contract with Wright from July 1, 2023, through June 2026.  Then, starting this July, Wright’s contract may automatically be extended yearly unless the board or Wright say they don’t want an […]

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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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Honoree delivers to help save man’s life

Richmond Police Chief Kyle Weatherly told Common Council members that on any given day first responders can be identified who went “above and beyond the call of service.” That could be emergency communications specialists, firefighters, EMS personnel or law enforcement officers. However, Weatherly appeared at council’s Feb. 5 meeting to honor a citizen with a […]

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RP&L remains 99.9% reliable with its service

Richmond Power and Light continues to provide electricity for more than 99.9% of customer demand time. General Manager Tony Foster presented the 2023 reliability numbers during the Feb. 5 RP&L board meeting. Members of Richmond Common Council comprise the board. RP&L’s reliability was 99.9736% during 2023, which is actually a slight drop from the 99.988% […]

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Northeastern receives $98K for child care

Northeastern Wayne Schools has received $98,000 as part of Indiana’s latest child care grants.  Northeastern’s grant was part of $6.9 million in employer-sponsored child care funding announced Jan. 31 by Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. That funding raised the state’s total investment to $25 million.  Northeastern was […]