• Festival of Murals Festival of Murals Download a map and check out all the new murals!
  • Coondogs Galore! Coonhounds Galore! at the Wayne County Fairgrounds during United Kennel Club's Autumn Oaks.
  • Whitewater Community Television Whitewater Community Television Local programming on TV or "on demand" on your computer!

     

 

Photo: Trail & Barn

Cardinal Greenway Trail

Dust off that bike or pull on the sneakers and get out to enjoy the beauty of the Wayne County countryside during Labor Day weekend. Did you know you can get on the trail in downtown Richmond and ride all the way to Marion? Don't forget to sign up for the BikeTOURberfest Ride, held on September 26th!

Photo: Spinning at the Heritage Festival

Festival Season

September's busy festival season is upon us! September 11th-13th is the Starr Gennett's Richmond Music Festival, Wayne County Historical Museum celebrates the 50th year for the Heritage Festival, Cambridge City hosts Canal Days, and Sunsplash welcomes back students at Earlham College, with headliner, Nappy Roots.

Ivy Tech Richmond's Johnson Hall

Education Town

While not a traditional college town, with five institutions of higher learning, we're definitely an "education town"! Students at Ivy Tech, IU East, Earlham, Purdue, Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary began classes last week. Please welcome them with our traditional, warm Hoosier Hospitality!

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Earlham Convocation, featuring Héctor Tob on Wednesday, September 2nd

Carpenter Hall, Earlham CollegeHéctor Tobar is a Los Angeles born son of Guatemalan immigrants, author and journalist. The topic for this Convocation is "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free". For two decades, Mr. Tob worked for the Los Angeles Times: as a city reporter, national and foreign correspondent and was part of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots. He was The Times bureau chief in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. Tobar has a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California Irvine, studied at UC Santa Cruz and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México City. He is the author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States. And The Tattooed Soldier, a novel, a finalist for the PEN USA West Award for First Fiction. Earlham Convocations are free and open to the public. No ticket is required. Held in Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond. For more information, call 765.983.1200.

Free Prostate Screening Offered on Wednesday, September 2nd

Reid Hospital Patient TowerMen, ages 55-69 are invited to receive free prostate cancer screening at the Oncology Conference Room at Reid Health hospital, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond on Wednesday, September 2nd from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Space is limited, so please call Sheri at 765.983.3344 for an appointment.

First Friday Cruise In - Friday, September 4

Cruise-In in the Depot DistrictBegin your holiday weekend with a relaxing stroll through Richmond's Depot District while you enjoy looking at all the beautiful automobiles during the First Friday Cruise In. Free parking for all cars and spectators are free! For more information, call 765.220.0938.

Farmer's Markets - Harvest Festival This Week!

Fresh Vegetables at the Farmer's MarketFresh produce is in abundant supply at local farmer's markets. Richmond's Farmer's Market is located in the parking lot across from Morrisson-Reeves Library on Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This week, in addition to the market, the Harvest Festival will have fun free kids crafts and activities, an inflatable obstacle course, and more! Nettle Creek Valley Farmer's Market is open on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are located in the Hagerstown Elementary School parking lot at 299 North Sycamore Street.

Leeds Gallery - Earlham College

Runyon Center at Earlham CollegeExplore the current exhibit at Leeds Gallery in Runyon Center, Earlham College, the collaborative photographs of Emma Powell and Kirsten Hoving. The Gallery is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Free. For more information, call 765.983.1474.

NAMI Monthly Meeting Speaker: Jennifer Maddux on Tuesday, September 1

Logo: NAMIThe public, especially those with a mentally ill family member, are invited to attend the general monthly meeting of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness,) will be held Tuesday, September 1. The featured speaker will be Jennifer Maddux from Centerstone, and her topic will be, "What Can Horizon House Do for You?" The meeting will be held on the Richmond State Hospital Campus in the CTC Building Conference room at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the NAMI office at 765-966-4094 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

WayNet Member Update - Paust Printers Is Now InfinitPrint Solutions, Inc.

Logo: InfinitPrint Solutions, Inc.Paust Printers, a long-time WayNet member, has been purchased by another local company. You can now find the same fine service at InfinitPrint Solutions, Inc.

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John M. Westcott started the Hoosier Drill Company in Milton, Indiana in 1858. The company grew and expanded into Richmond and eventually became part of the American Seeding Machine Company, which, in turn, became part of the International Harvester Company.