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BZA delays livestock auction decision

Some Wayne County farmers told the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals that a proposed livestock auction is badly needed in the county. Opponents don’t discount that need, thinking it is a worthy project, they just don’t like the proposed location: the property directly west of The Barn at Helm flower farm and event site on […]

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Livestock auction’s fate to be decided 

A decision might be made Thursday as to whether a livestock auction can open next to an agritourism destination, and it’s unclear whether a previously seen standing-room-only crowd will return to share its views. Two of the five members of Wayne County’s Board of Zoning Appeals weren’t present at the May meeting where two petitions […]

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Tour tells stories of freedom seekers

Freedom, according to one story, meant so much to an enslaved man named William Bush that he had himself shipped in a wooden box addressed to “Newport, Wayne County, Indiana, care of Levi Coffin.” That story from 180 years ago is one that Aaron Martin loves to hear and retell in his work as program […]

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Honoring fallen officers, their families

Seara Burton’s name was read first during Friday’s annual Peace Officers Memorial Service honoring Wayne County law enforcement. The Richmond Police Department K-9 officer became the county’s 16th officer to lose their life in the line of duty Sept. 18, when she died from gunshot injuries sustained Aug. 10 during a traffic stop. Burton was […]

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Knight wins top prize in high school art show

Northeastern High School has earned bragging rights in the local art scene. The Knights get to display a traveling artist’s palette trophy because a Northeastern junior, Alivia Bleil, won Best of Show in the 17th Annual All Wayne County High School Art Exhibition. Richmond Art Museum organizes the annual show, which continues through Saturday, May […]

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Lt. gov. sees celebration, devastation

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch enjoyed a celebration and viewed devastation May 9 during a spur-of-the-moment visit to Richmond. Crouch participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony as Test Intermediate School celebrated its 100th year, then she visited the site of the April 11 plastics fire, getting a firsthand look at the rubble remaining on the 13.8-acre site. […]