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Seasonal performances plentiful this weekend

Several local arts venues are offering Christmas entertainment this Saturday and Sunday, ranging from a nostalgic musical comedy to festive jazz and orchestral favorites.  Saturday, Dec. 2 Jeff Hamilton Jazz Trio The world-class drummer, a Richmond High School graduate, will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Reid Center, 1004 N. A St., […]

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A taste of Christmas cheer

Cambridge City welcomed the Christmas season Nov. 25 with Winter Wonderland. Between carriage rides and ice skating, children could visit with Santa Claus after his arrival on a fire truck, or sample s’mores. The line to see Santa stretched past the town’s beautiful lighted tree. WWN’s Chris Hardie was there to capture these photos. Photos […]

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School district gets charged up for electric buses

Northeastern Wayne School Corporation’s participation in a national experiment with electric vehicles is already ahead of schedule.  The district expects to receive the first of six new electric school buses by Dec. 31, with another five coming by the end of February. That’s several months earlier than expected.  “We thought we had all the time […]

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Developer unveils apartment plans

Representatives of some of Wayne County’s largest employers were among those eagerly voting to move forward with contributing $2 million toward approximately 150 new apartments in downtown Richmond. It was the first step in many public approvals of a local financial package, said Valerie Shaffer, president of Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County. “There’s been […]

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Wayne County schools poised for success in boys basketball

All six Wayne County schools have reasons for optimism heading into the 2023-24 basketball season. Centerville will return six players who played in every game last season. Richmond returns five players who logged significant playing time last season. Northeastern graduated every starter, and will reload this season with three players who saw varsity time as […]

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School board: Lincoln football will continue

Western Wayne’s school board members said there is no plan afoot to discontinue the Lincoln Middle/High School football program. All five members of the school board and Superintendent Andy Stover told a crowd at the Nov. 8 board meeting that information posted on social media was wrong. Stover said that the football coach, Danny Capps, […]

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Weather favors crops this year

Nearly perfect summer growing weather contributed to better-than-average yields for soybean and corn farmers in Wayne County. But lower prices and increasing costs have left farmers feeling less optimistic than a year ago. “Weather conditions have been really good,” said Ben Alyea, a Williamsburg-area farmer who had finished his soybean harvest and started combining corn […]

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‘Sole Man’ retires at 94

A license plate hanging in his shop calls George Marinakes the “Sole Man.” The word sole has a double meaning for the man widely known as the sole, or only, person repairing shoes in Wayne County and beyond for several years. However, approaching his 95th birthday in May, Marinakes decided to hang up his tools […]