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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 07:21 pm: Edit Post

Richmond Art Museum to Host Free Annual Pottery Fair
Supplied Photo: Potterypalooza 2015
The Richmond Art Museum will host Potterypalooza Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the front lawn of the Richmond Art Museum. Potterypalooza is a celebration of ceramics and pottery. Regional ceramic artists will be on hand to sell both hand-made functional ceramics like plates, bowls, and mugs as well as sculpture and art pieces.

There will be competition between the potters in the second annual "Clay Olympics" throughout the day. Watch as master-potters compete to earn bragging rights for creating the tallest vessels with only five pounds of clay on a pottery wheel.

Food vendors on site include: Firehouse BBQ and Blues and Radford’s Meat Market.

The Wingwalkers feature Richmond Symphony Orchestra violinist Doug Hamilton, plus Noah Cope and Michael Kalter. They will play improvisational folk, blues and jazz.

Potters attending:

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 02:43 pm: Edit Post

Reid Health Receives Prestigious ‘Baby-Friendly’ Designation

More than three years of work by Reid Health team members has earned prestigious international recognition as a “Baby-Friendly® Designated” birth facility.

Baby-Friendly USA Inc., announced the designation last week. Baby-Friendly USA is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
Supplied Photo: Newborn Baby
Besides a focus on breast-feeding, Baby-Friendly also emphasizes the importance of immediate “skin-to-skin” contact with mom at birth.

Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this international designation recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. “This recognition is not just significant for the Reid Health team members who have worked so hard to obtain it – it is also a wonderful distinction for our region. We join a limited number of hospitals and birth centers to receive this designation,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. “And this is just one significant milestone in major enhancements we have made in the birthing experience at Reid Health.”

Loretta Ryan, M.D., Pediatric Section Chief, agreed that Baby-Friendly® and the other enhancements are important for community health throughout the region. “We will have healthier babies and healthier moms.”

Though there are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly® hospitals and birth centers worldwide, Baby-Friendly USA’s announcement notes that there are just 364 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States. The Baby-Friendly® designation is given after a rigorous on-site survey is completed. The designation is maintained by continuing to practice the Ten Steps as demonstrated by quality processes.

The core of a Baby-Friendly® initiative is the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding,” a bundle of science-based practices established by the WHO and UNICEF as global criteria to improve breastfeeding rates. The criteria are also endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The designation also indicates that besides breastfeeding, the facility supports and promotes the importance of mother and infant bonding. At Reid Health, it means making sure mothers have immediate skin-to-skin contact with their newborn, which is believed to help activate the baby’s immune system. It also means babies remain with their mother most of the time during their stay, rather than being whisked away to a nursery.

Erika Brandenstein, M.D., with Reid OB/GYN, said the designation illustrates the Reid team’s commitment to patient and family-centered care. “We know this initiative means our mothers and families are getting the optimum care and encouragement that has been proven to reduce risks to the baby and mom.”

“The birth experience is a family event,” said Kelly Beall, RN, MSN, CLC, Women’s Health Service Line Director at Reid Health. “Besides emphasizing the importance of breast-feeding, being a Baby-Friendly® center is wonderful recognition of all the things that are involved in ensuring an exceptional experience for mom, baby and other family members during such a significant life event.” She noted that with the exception of when there are complications requiring it, the center nursery is rarely used. “We are creating a home experience in the hospital so parents get to know babies and babies get to know their families. All care happens in the room.”

“We help families learn the importance of breastfeeding and understand how good it is for their baby,” said Janet Feazell, RN, Lactation Consultant & Perinatal Educator with Reid’s Mother-Baby Care Center. “Breastfeeding is a preventative measure to protect health and it is the best form of nutrition for infants,” she said, noting that in today’s unit almost 80 percent of moms are going home successfully breastfeeding.

Beall said other improvements to the birthing experience at Reid Health include adding a midwife this year and maintaining five certified lactation counselors on the Mother-Baby Unit, one in the Reid OB/GYN office and two with the Reid Pediatric and Internal Medicine practice.

The Baby-Friendly® designation began in 1991 in response to rising infant mortality rates around the world, and is sponsored by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund. To become Baby Friendly, a hospital must demonstrate its commitment to a whole philosophy of care that helps women understand the benefits of breastfeeding and be successful at it.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 03:13 pm: Edit Post

IU East Celebrates Its New Student Events and Activities Center and Announces Its Largest Ever Gift From an Alum

Richmond, Ind. – Indiana University East celebrated one of its biggest nights on August 19 by opening its brand new Student Events and Activities Center and announcing the largest gift ever from an alum.

As part of the celebration, Lingle Court was named to recognize the $700,000 gift by Paul and Pat Lingle. The Lingle name will be permanently etched on a plaque in the building and appear on the Red Wolves court. Lingle Court will also provide space to host student activities such as concerts and pep rallies as well as a variety of community events.
Supplied Photo: Paul LIngle & projected image of Lingle Court
Paul Lingle
President Michael A. McRobbie said the Student Events and Activities Center would enhance the vitality and functionality of the campus, and provide students with opportunities for engagement and leadership. He expressed gratitude to the donors and community for their support of IU East and for the center.

“Occasions like tonight’s celebration of the opening of this splendid center remind us that people are at the true heart of Indiana University’s long history of excellence,” President McRobbie said. He continued, “The support shown by members of the Richmond community for the Student Events and Activity Center is part of a long tradition of engaged community members demonstrating their support for higher education in Richmond.”

Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe emphasized the close connections shared and how working together has brought positive changes for the region.

“This is a special evening for IU East, and IU East is a very special place,” Cruz-Uribe said. “Many of you know that something I have heard over and over—from faculty, staff and our students— is that ‘IU East is like a family.’ Together, we comprise one big family working to improve our region.”

The Student Events and Activities Center Celebration was held August 19 for those who contributed to IU East’s fifth building through Bold Aspirations: The Campaign for the Student Events Center and the “Save my Seat,” campaign.

The center will promote student success through a comprehensive offering of programs in health and wellness, physical education, athleti cs, student activities, and special events. Since 2007, IU East has doubled its student enrollment to over 4,700 and offers over 50 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Supplied Photo: Vicky Duval
Vicky Duval
Lingle shared how important the Student Events and Activities Center is to the region.

“The Student Events and Activities Center will be the heart beat for student engagement, more students will pursue their degrees locally, students will be drawn from a larger area and student retention will increase,” Lingle said.

The celebration featured President McRobbie and Cruz-Uribe as well as special guests.

To kick off the celebration, IU East’s seven All-Americans of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) joined each other on stage including alumni Tyler Rigby ‘12; Lauren Crump, ‘13; Breezy Strete ‘13; Tyler Fangman ‘15; Mallory Livingston ‘15; and current student-athletes Lucas Huffman and Tia King.

Special guest speakers included Victoria Duval, professional tennis player and current student; Keith Fargo, ’97, a director for the National Alzheimer's Association; and Stacie Van Dyke, ‘11, an Emmy-award winning anchor and reporter.

Paul Lingle, president of Lingle Real Estate, and Rob Quigg, executive director of the Quigg Family Foundation and treasurer for Richmond Baking, were also special guest speakers.

Duval, of Bradenton, Fla., is a freshman majoring in business administration online at IU East. Duval has overcome adversity throughout her life including being held at gunpoint and held hostage at age 7 while living in her parents’ native Haiti; her father was trapped under the rubble of their home during the 2010 Haiti earthquake but pulled himself free after 11 hours; in 2014 she was playing at Wimbledon when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. She went on to play three more matches at Wimbledon before ending her play in the tournament; however, she broke into the world top 100 and was ranked 92nd. She is now cancer free.
Supplied Photo:  Stacie Van Dyke
Stacie Van Dyke
Van Dyke is an anchor and producer for ABC affiliate WDAZ News in Grand Forks, N.D. She has received awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and she was named the 2013 Merit Award for "Best Anchor" by the North Dakota Broadcasters Association. As an undergraduate at IU East, Van Dyke completed an internship at the CNN Newsroom in Atlanta. Following graduation, she was a sports reporter in central Florida. She is a native of Indianapolis.

Fargo is the director of Scientific Programs and Outreach, Medical and Scientific Relations for the National Alzheimer's Association. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Psychology from IU East. He was the Naomi R. Osborne Scholar, an honor given to the graduate with the highest grade point average, for his graduating class.

Professional performances were provided by alumni Adam Cappa ‘09 and Tyler Johnson ‘16.

Cappa, of Richmond, Ind., is a Christian recording artist, who went from being a local musician to signing a national record deal and touring across the country, Cappa earned a general studies degrees from IU East.

Johnson, of Fountain City, Ind., received his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in music in May. He is a 2012 Lingle Scholar, a four-year scholarship given to an incoming freshman who has been accepted to the IU East Honors Program.

The guest announcer, Dennis Hicks, is the voice of the Red Wolves during men’s basketball games and volleyball matches. He is also the registrar at IU East.

Earlier in the day, Indiana University and IU East led a formal Dedication Ceremony for the Student Events and Activities Center. Over 200 people attended the 2 p.m. Dedication Ceremony held in Vivian Auditorium.

During the formal university ceremony, remarks were provided by IU President Michael A. McRobbie; IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe; Angie Dickman, IU East Board of Advisors president and a campaign co-chair; Felicia Quigg, co-chair and member of the IU East Board of Advisors; and Lizzie Miller, president of the Student Government Association (SGA). IU Trustee James T. Morris also participated in the dedication.

At the dedication, Chancellor Cruz-Uribe said IU East’s enrollment is important as IU’s regional campuses play a critical role in helping Indiana reach its goal of increasing educational attainment throughout the state.

“Students choose IU East to earn a quality education,” Cruz-Uribe said. “We have nationally recognized faculty who challenge our students and prepare them for their next chapter in life. IU East provides opportunities for students to be involved in their communities through service-learning, internships and volunteer work. We see Red Wolves throughout the community. IU East is a beautiful, vibrant campus that offers so much to our students.”

Dickman said the Student Events and Activities Center dedication is a celebration of the transformation of IU East.

“The center is truly an investment in all current and future students of IU East and ultimately our community. Thank you to all who contributed to this important project. This vision could not be a reality without you. IU East and our entire region will enjoy and benefit from this center,” Dickman said.

Quigg said IU East has been a staple in the community and that IU East is continuing to grow and thrive.

“College is where we earn our degree, but perhaps just as important, it’s where we learn who we are. That identity is created by experiences on campus, in and out of the classroom as we develop life skills through interactions and problem solving,” Quigg said.

IU Trustee Morris presented President McRobbie with the key to the building. “May this beautiful new building open up a world of possibilities for our students, and for everyone who is served by the IU East campus,” Morris said.

President McRobbie concluded the ceremony with the official dedication of the Student Events and Activities Center.

“I commend the Student Events and Activities Center as a crucial resource for IU East and the communities that it serves,” McRobbie said. “May all who come to this new center, to learn, to teach, to work, and to serve understand its great value to our university’s future.”

To conclude the Student Events and Activities Center Celebration, IU East Chancellor Cruz-Uribe announced the largest ever gift given from an alumn. The $1 million gift is from an anonymous donor.

The donor has the desire to help others succeed and to improve their life through higher education. The donor’s gift is to provide students with financial assistance through scholarships to complete a degree.

This gift counts toward the $2.5 billion campaign, For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. IU East’s campaign goal is $7 million, which will help fund a variety of campus initiatives, student scholarships and strategic projects. Find out more about IU East and ways to assist the campus at

For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign is taking place on all IU-administered campuses including IU Bloomington, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. The campaign will conclude in December 2019 to coincide with IU’s bicentennial year celebration in 2020. To learn more about the campaign, its impact, and how to participate, please visit

Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value of approximately $1.9 billion. In fiscal year 2015, IU received $359.3 million in support from the private sector. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 04:40 pm: Edit Post

Lingle Court Named in Recognition of $700,000 Gift Toward IU East's Student Events and Activities Center

Paul and Pat Lingle have a strong connection to the history and development of Indiana University East.
Supplied Photo: Paul and Pat Lingle
Paul and Pat Lingle
Since IU East was established in 1971, the Lingles have supported the campus. Today, they continue to be a part of IU East by providing a $700,000 gift to the new Student Events and Activities Center.

IU East will dedicate the Student Events and Activities Center on August 19. It is the fifth building for the campus.

The Lingle name will be permanently etched on a plaque in the building and appear on the court where the Red Wolves basketball and volleyball teams will play future home games.

Lingle Court will also be home to student activities such as concerts and pep rallies as well as a variety of community events.

The Student Events and Activities Center will help stimulate even more growth, Paul Lingle believes.

“I see this as another building block, another way to complete the mission,” Lingle said.

Lingle and his wife, Pat, are instrumental parts of the IU East mission. Their gifts help provide scholarships to students each school year through Lingle Scholars. The four-year scholarship is given to two incoming freshman students who have been accepted to the IU East Honors Program, an academic program that provides an intellectually enriching curriculum for highly motivated students.
Supplied Graphic: Lingle Court
IU East’s Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe said Paul and Pat Lingle do many things to show their support for IU East.

“They believe in the importance of providing higher education to those working and living in Wayne County and the region and we applaud the many ways they support IU East and the students we serve,” Cruz-Uribe said. “The Lingles’ legacy will continue to be felt on the IU East campus for years to come.”

Their gifts also help the community in other cultural ways. One reason for the gifts is that the Lingles truly believe that they live in a special place.

“There’s no other community our size that has what we have,” he said, noting the new Reid Health facilities next door to IU East and an arts scene that includes renowned museums, nature centers, a symphony and thriving theater program. “I think it’s only natural that it’s here, thriving, too,” he said about IU East.

The IU East and Paul Lingle success stories are parallels in regional history.

Lingle returned to Richmond in 1969 after a decade away to start a highly successful career with Lingle Real Estate.

“That was about the same time as the beginning of IU East,” notes Lingle.

He was thrilled when the university welcomed its first 633 students in the fall of 1972 with classes held at Earlham College. Whitewater Hall opened in 1975, bringing students to IU East’s permanent campus in north Richmond. The next year, Lingle started serving on the university’s board of advisors.

Both Lingle Real Estate and IU East have been growing ever since.

Lingle had three sales people when he joined the company in 1969. Now, there are 35 and several other employees involved in the operation. It is the undisputed leader in property sales for Wayne County. He’s been thrilled to watch buildings and students increase on campus. “I am thankful I have been able to be a part of this, and to watch these building blocks be put in place,” Lingle said.

Hayes Hall opened in 1992, followed by Middlefork Hall in 1996 (now Tom Raper Hall) and then Springwood Hall in 1999.

The Lingles are known as stalwarts in community giving, which has its roots at the same time that Paul Lingle returned to Richmond and joined Lingle Real Estate with his father, Bill.

“Somebody gave me a book called Giving is Living. I took it home that weekend and read the whole thing,” Paul Lingle said. “It talks about the whole process of giving. The giver gets so much more out of it than the recipients.”

He remembers thinking, “If I was fortunate enough to accumulate assets, the best use was to give them away. I started that early.”

By being involved in the early stages of the campus and continuing through the decades with IU East, Lingle saw the vision for quality and growth that has been maintained at the top.

“It’s been fun to watch the institution grow and have the opportunity to know the six chancellors,” Lingle said.

Those six are Alexander Schilt (1978), Glenn Goerke (1981), Charlie Nelms (1987), David Fulton (1995), Nasser Paydar (2005) and Kathryn Cruz-Uribe (2013). Lingle also worked with Larry Richards who served as interim chancellor from 2012-2013.

“I think IU East has been blessed to have the right leadership at the right time,” Lingle said.

It’s also blessed, he said, to have a strong, caring faculty, quality students, and a burgeoning array of degree possibilities, including master’s degrees.

IU East already has seen record growth in the last decade, but also has put itself in a position to keep growing, Lingle believes: “If somebody would have told me there would be 4,000 students taking classes when it began, I would have said that’s impossible,” he said. “Now, I think it’s possible to double that.”

One reason for Lingle's optimism is the new the Student Events and Activities Center, which will draw more community visitors and more opportunities to see what’s happening on campus.

“Now, IU East is a place to have the total experience. It’s more of a destination for learning and growing, not just a place to take a class,” Lingle said. “I think this is one more attraction to make people permanently want to come here. There’s no limit to the educational opportunities that can be provided.”

This gift counts toward the $2.5 billion campaign, For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. IU East’s campaign goal is $7 million, which will help fund a variety of campus initiatives, student scholarships and strategic projects. Find out more about IU East and ways to assist the campus at

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 03:28 pm: Edit Post

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra prepares to open its 60th  Anniversary  season “The Best is Yet to Come” on September 17 in Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

This season will include a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces at each of its six concerts - compositions ranging from the 18th century to as recently as 2013. Along with three dynamic guest artists, fifteen works the RSO has not performed in its 59-year history will be featured.

Season tickets are $85 and individual tickets for adults and seniors are $20. Students through grade 12 receive FREE admission. To order tickets or for additional information: call 765-966- 5181 or visit the RSO website at

There are several special events leading the Symphony into its milestone year. Area residents are being encouraged to participate in the Free Community Concerts and Events sponsored throughout the coming year through the generous support of the West End Charitable Foundation.

The next free event will be on Friday, September 2 on the waterfront of Glen Miller Park pond. Join the RSO at dark for a screening of the movie “On the Waterfront” in anticipation of the RSO’s performance of Leonard Bernstein’s movie score to be performed on stage in September. Free popcorn and water will be provided by West End Bank. Be sure to bring your lawnchairs.

The Richmond Symphony has been selected as the honoree of The Secret Ingredient’s 11 th  Annual Butterfly Release on September 9. “It will honor the RSO and those who have made an impact on our lives,” said Jeanne Rush, owner of the long time Main Street women’s store and former board member of the RSO.

“I started the Butterfly Release to honor my mother after she died in 2005. Becky Rosa was a dear customer and I wanted to make the Butterfly Release into a fund raiser for Girls Inc. the first year. It was very successful and it was a joy to hand Becky a check for over $1500. Since then, over $20,000 has been raised for non-profits. I wanted to work with the Symphony this year in honor of their anniversary season.”  

With each $20 donation, the donor will receive one butterfly for a person they identify in their life, past or present that has made a difference through nurturing, mentoring, or caring. Butterflies will be released at 5:00 pm, September 9 at The Secret Ingredient with refreshments to follow. Each donor’s honoree’s name will be displayed in the window of The Secret Ingredient for three weeks. All proceeds will go to the RSO. Please visit to download a form.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 07:55 pm: Edit Post

Historic Centerville Quilt/Needlework Show to be Held Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27th

Location: Mansion House, 214 East Main Street, Centerville, Indiana
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
Admission: $3/person

This year’s Quilt/Needlework Show will be on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, from 10-4 each day. Admission is $3 and the Mansion House is at 214 E Main Street in Centerville.

Turn-in for the Quilt/Needlework show will be from 4-6 on Wednesday, August 24 at the Mansion House. Flea Market items such as fabric, patterns, books, magazines, and craft supplies will also be accepted at that time. The Flea Market will be in the Log Court House this year as there is an abundance of things that will be on sale.

There will be 15 vintage quilt tops for sale in the kitchen area of the Mansion House.

Historic Centerville will begin this year having the Quilt/Needlework Show on the opposite years of the Country Extension Homemaker’s Quilt Show at the Raper Center in hopes of increasing participation and attendance.

All proceeds go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House property which includes Wayne Country’s first log courthouse originally in the Salisbury community on Salisbury Road.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 08:08 pm: Edit Post

Innovation Center hosts Virtual Reality Demonstration
Supplied Flyer: Meetup
The Innovation Center invites the public to a demonstration of virtual, augmented and mixed reality devices on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. at the Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street in Richmond. Frank Jordan, Director of JD Edwards Technology at ERP Suites in Loveland, Ohio, will lead the session.

“These devices are much more than just toys,” according to Jordan. “Gaming and Entertainment is just one area gaining traction with the recent release of virtual devices and software.” Noting their real-world application, Jordan says, “They are used in professional settings by businesses in many functional areas to enhance sales and marketing. The devices have a number of capabilities that enhance our experiences on the job and lead to the development and practical application of new skills.”

Jordan lives in Hagerstown and wants to share his information technology (IT) knowledge with Richmond’s growing tech community. He has worked with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne technology for the last twenty years and has over 30 years of IT experience.

Oracle JD Edwards is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suite that thousands of businesses use to run their daily operations. Recently Jordan’s
responsibilities have shifted to working with ERP Suites’ newer products that assist, manage and monitor JD Edwards applications and infrastructure.

The demonstration is part of the Richmond Tech Meetup session that happens every fourth Wednesday in The Innovation Center. Topics range from growing a distributed or remote team to the introduction of computer coding languages like Node.js and Express.

Workshops are free, but space is limited. To register, please contact The Innovation Center at 765.962.8151 or

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 05:39 pm: Edit Post

Digital Fix Workshops Offered in Richmond
Supplied Flyer: Free Digital Fix Workshops
From basic functions to troubleshooting and connectivity, these free sessions are designed for all ages. Participants are encouraged to bring their devices and enjoy some hands-on learning.

Registration required. Call 765.962.8151 or email

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 08:19 pm: Edit Post

Area 9 Agency Hosts Annual Fall Festival at Dunlapsville

The Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency, a service of Indiana University East, will be hosting its 25th event for older Hoosiers. September 14th & 15th are the dates set for the annual Area 9 Fall Festival at Dunlapsville Pioneer Village near Quakertown Recreational Area. Over 400 older adults from our community will come together to enjoy two unique days of fun activities, educational programs, health screenings, pontoon boat rides, antique/classic vehicle/motorcycle display, live music by Nashville’s own Garcia & Scott, lots of good food, and friendships.

To accommodate the crowds, day one will provide activities and information for active older adults. Day two is by invitation and will offer activities designed specifically for those in nursing and care facilities.

Cost is $6.50 per person for the meal and all activities are sponsored at no cost to participants. This is an excellent opportunity to have fun at the beautiful Brookville Lake and to meet other Hoosiers from the area, so come and join the fun! RSVP by September 1st to Area 9 Agency at 765-966-1795 or 1-800-458-9345 to reserve your lunch.

If you would like to be a part of the classic/antique vehicle/motorcycle display, call our office for a registration form and to reserve your complimentary meal.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 07:03 pm: Edit Post

Do You Know a Special Physician? Nominations Open for Rhoads Award

Nominations are being accepted until noon, Friday, Aug. 26, for the annual Paul S. Rhoads, M.D., Humanity in Medicine award, which recognizes a doctor who is a resident of Reid Health’s service area and demonstrates a commitment to quality, compassion, sensitivity and caring attitudes in dealing with patients, families and colleagues.

The Humanity in Medicine award and celebration, authorized as an annual event by Reid’s governing board in 1983, honors the memory of Dr. Rhoads for his services to patients and medicine. He was the founding director of Reid’s Medical Education Department, helped organize the hospice program and helped organize the Wayne County adult clinic for the indigent. He was the first recipient in 1983.

Nominations can be made here: or can be picked up at the Reid Health administration desk on the first floor of the hospital inpatient tower; and forms are also available in regional newspapers.

The award will be presented and announced Oct. 15.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 03:03 pm: Edit Post

Ivy Tech Community College Names Regional Interim Chancellor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Ivy Tech Community College recently announced Alex D. Huskey as interim chancellor for the East Central and Richmond regions of the College. He will assume the role in September. The role was previously held by Dr. Andy Bowne, who now serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer with Ivy Tech.
Supplied Photo: Alex D. Huskey
Alex D. Huskey
Huskey will oversee operations for the East Central and Richmond regions, which include a total of six campuses, in cities and areas including: Anderson, Connersville, Henry County, Marion, Muncie and Richmond.

“I’m honored to accept this position and elevate my leadership role with Ivy Tech Community College,” said Huskey. “Ivy Tech has a huge impact on our communities and we can positively improve the lives of our students. Being named as Interim Chancellor for the two regions will allow me to have an active role in improving our outcomes, and finding creative and efficient ways to reach our goals, all while working with top quality faculty and staff.”

Since October 2014, Huskey served as Marion Campus President for the East Central region of Ivy Tech. Prior to his employment with the College, he served the State of Indiana as the chairman for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, and previously as superintendent of the Excise Police. Earlier in his career he held positions with the City of Marion, with roles from patrolman to assistant chief, Cornerstone Behavioral Health, and the United States Air Force.

“Having Alex fulfill the role of Interim Chancellor benefits the College and the communities of the East Central and Richmond regions,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College. “Alex, with his deep career in public service, partnered with his current role as Campus President, provides leadership which will continue and further elevate Ivy Tech’s focus on student success and workforce alignment.”

Huskey, since 2007, has led the New Bethany Church of God in Christ, in Marion, Ind., as the pastor. He is involved with other roles for the Indiana 1st Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ which includes the chairman, and previously vice-chairman, of the Board of Ordination, advisor to the Young Pastors Network, and Urban Initiatives coordinator. Also, he is currently an instructor for the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

He holds many volunteer positions with numerous groups including the City of Marion, Grant County Community Corrections Advisory Council, Grant Count Economic Growth Council, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Marion Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, Huskey was awarded the Tony Maidenberg Community Service award from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2013 he was inducted into the Indiana University Kokomo Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Alumni and received a Governor’s Distinguished Service Medal which was conferred upon by Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. While in the military he received an Air Force Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Force Reserve Medal with Merit, and a National Defense Service Metal, amongst many others.

Huskey earned his Masters in Public Management and Bachelors of General Studies from Indiana University. He also has education in various law enforcement topics, including a Law Enforcement Executive Development Course, a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy, and the Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 04:08 pm: Edit Post

"Out of Darkness" Community Walk Scheduled for September 24th

A life is lost to suicide every 12.8 minutes in the United States. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-four year olds and the second leading cause of death among college students. However, most Americans remain unaware that suicide is a national health problem. The impact suicide has on the lives of family members, friends, co-workers and the community is devastating. The loss of human potential is enormous.

On September 24, 2016, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host the Richmond, Indiana Out of the Darkness Community Walk. We hope you will consider walking with us as we travel the beautiful paths at Glen Miller Park Golf course to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention.

A major goal of this event is to show support for the families and friends of the more than 41,000 Americans who die by suicide, and the 20 million people who suffer from depression, each year. Support of the community walks also helps to raise funds for suicide prevention research and educational programs, erase the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, and encourage those who are suffering from mental illness to seek treatment.

On-line registration is now available at You may register individually or as part of a team. Please consider inviting your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to walk with you or to support your walk. If you are not able to join us, perhaps you would consider sponsoring a walker or making a donation to the Richmond, Indiana walk.

For more information please contact me at or call me at 765-967-0375. Thank you ahead of time for your support in bringing suicide Out of the Darkness.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 03:37 pm: Edit Post

IU East Red Wolves Garner One Gold, Two Silver Medals at the Olympics

Richmond, Ind. – Three Red Wolves received Summer 2016 Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend.

Monica Puig won the first gold medal in any sport for Puerto Rico. Puig made Olympic history after she defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 on Saturday, August 13.

Puig, a communications studies major, is enrolled in Indiana University East’s online degree completion program.

For Team USA, IU East alumna Venus Williams and current online student, Rajeev Ram, won the silver medal in mixed doubles tennis on Sunday, August 14.

Williams and Ram played against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock, also on Team USA, in the mixed doubles tennis finals. Williams and Ram completed the match 6-7 (3), 6-1, 10-7. For Williams the silver was her fifth Olympic medal. For Ram the medal was his first and received during his first Olympics.

Williams received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2015. Ram, of Carmel, Ind., is the first ATP player to enroll in IU East’s online degree completion programs. He is a general studies major at IU East.

IU East has educational agreements with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the ATP. IU East's online degree completion programs provide players the opportunity to continue to professionally train and play while completing their bachelor’s degree online.

Altogether, IU East had five current students competing in tennis at the Olympics. If IU East were a nation competing at the Olympics, it would have one gold and two silver medals.

Also on Team USA, Sloane Stephens competed in women’s singles tennis. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in communications studies.

On the Australia team, sisters Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova were women's tennis doubles partners. Both are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Anastasia Rodionova is competing at the Western & Southern Open tournament this week. The tournament is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center held just north of Cincinnati, August 13-21.

Rodionova is joined at the tournament by fellow Red Wolf, Nicole Melichar. Melichar is a psychology major at IU East.

IU East’s online degree programs offer the high quality of an Indiana University degree to students throughout Indiana, nationally and internationally. IU East offers 11 options for students to complete their bachelor’s degree online in English with an emphasis in Technical and Professional Writing, Mathematics, Natural Science and Mathematics with a Mathematics Concentration, Communication Studies, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, General Studies, and an RN to BSN Mobility Option. IU East also offers a Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 05:17 pm: Edit Post

Ivy Tech Community College Richmond schedules Fall Welcome Week Activities August 22-26

Richmond, Ind. - Ivy Tech Community College Richmond Fall Welcome Week activities for new and returning students will be August 22-26 on the Richmond campus. The activities are designed to encourage new and returning students to meet new friends and catch up with classmates in an informal setting.

The August 22 – 24 events are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Johnson Hall Lobby and Lounge. Monday, August 22 will feature give always; Tuesday, August 23, Blue Lantern Tea will take center stage sharing information and teas; and, Wednesday, August 24 will be Club Day. Clubs will share information about membership, club activities, projects and events with new and returning students. A FREE lunch Taco Bar will be featured from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25 in the Johnson Hall Lounge.

Ivy Tech Richmond’s annual FREE Backyard BBQ and Movie Under the Stars events Friday, August 26 will wrap up Welcome Week activities. Alumni, new and returning students, staff, faculty, families, and friends are invited to the evening on Johnson Hall’s West Lawn. The BBQ features food and activities for all ages starting at 5:30 p.m. with the movie featuring Zootopia! starting at 8:30 p.m./dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions about the events? Contact Lloyd Spicer, Director of Student Life, Development and Leadership, 765-966-2656, ext. 1207 or

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 05:24 pm: Edit Post

Ivy Tech 'Make It Happen Mondays' Registering Students for Accelerated 12 & 8 Week Fall Classes

Richmond, Ind. – It’s not too late to register for Accelerated 12 and 8 week Fall classes at Ivy Tech Community College Richmond. During the Express Enrollment Center’s Make It Happen Mondays, new, returning, current and guest students complete all steps from application to course registration in one stop. Make it Happen Mondays are every Monday in Connersville at the Ivy Tech Instruction Center, 717 West 21st St., and on the Richmond campus, 2357 Chester Blvd., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. No appointment needed. The 12 week classes start September 19 and 8 week classes start October 10.

Staff will work alongside students to assist with applying for admission and financial aid, new student orientation, completing the placement/assessment test (if necessary); and meeting with an academic advisor. and registering for fall classes. Students who need to assess should arrive at least two hours before closing time.

The Express Enrollment Center on the Richmond campus is open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 or 800-659-4562, ext. 1202.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 06:51 pm: Edit Post

Join us at the Library to Listen to West African Music played on a 21 String Kora

Sean Gaskell’s Music from West Africa
Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30pm
Concert will be held on the Historic Courtyard or in the Bard Room if it rains

Supplied Photo: Sean Gaskell
Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

Sponsor for this program is: The Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library

This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please phone MRL at (765) 966-8291.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:20 pm: Edit Post

Reid Health's $100,000 gift toward IU East's Student Events and Activities Center reflects long-standing partnership in health initiatives, education

Reid Health and Indiana University East are far more than campus neighbors in north Richmond.

Both share missions to serve people and institutions in Richmond and across the region.

They are the top two beacons of growth – in numbers of employees and students, in new wellness-focused programs and in new buildings.

In the latest case, they also are partners in IU East’s fifth building on the campus, for which Reid Health has donated $100,000.
Supplied Photo: Reid Health Campus
Reid Health
“IU East has been a longtime supporter and valued partner of Reid Health. We are extremely pleased to play a role in their new Student Events and Activities Center,” said Craig Kinyon, president and CEO of Reid Health.

The dedication for the center will be held August 19.

Reid Health’s support of the center will be recognized in the gymnasium where the Red Wolves basketball and volleyball teams will start play this upcoming school year.

Thousands of students can work on fitness in the building and it also will serve as a community meeting place; the public will be invited to visit on a regular basis for a variety of events that support IU East’s academic and community engagement goals.

Plans are also underway to permanently honor Reid Health in Springwood Hall where the fitness area in the Graf Center will be known as the Reid Health Wellness Center.

“This is an exciting and much-needed addition to their campus and we realize the importance of investing into health and wellness,” Kinyon said.

“Projects such as this, which encourage a healthier population, are a great fit for our mission of wholeness in body, mind and spirit.”

Reid and IU East already partner on many health-related initiatives.

Students in IU East’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences complete clinical work at the hospital complex that is only eight-years old. Many graduates go on to work at the hospital and in the Reid network of medical facilities throughout eastern Indiana and western Ohio.

Also, Reid Health provides athletic trainers who work with IU East’s student-athletes to help prevent and rehabilitate from injuries. Reid offers the athletic trainer to each of IU East’s 13 athletic teams at no charge – a service they offer to several other schools in the region.

Reid also gives its support to campus events such as Run with the Wolves and the biennial Nursing Gala.

For Kinyon, having great health and educational services are vital components of maintaining a good quality of life. He says this is true for those already living here and those who we hope to attract to the area. IU East and Reid Health, in his opinion, are vital in this effort.

“It’s important that we invest in our community. It serves as a sense of pride for our community and provides tools for us to recruit others to our town,” Kinyon said.

The long-awaited Student Events and Activities Center certainly can help in those regards.

This gift counts toward the $2.5 billion campaign, For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. IU East’s campaign goal is $7 million, which will help fund a variety of campus initiatives, student scholarships and strategic projects. Find out more about IU East and ways to assist the campus at

The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign is taking place on all IU-administered campuses including IU Bloomington, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. The campaign will conclude in December 2019 to coincide with IU’s bicentennial year celebration in 2020. To learn more about the campaign, its impact, and how to participate, please visit

Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value of approximately $1.9 billion. In fiscal year 2015, IU received $359.3 million in support from the private sector. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:55 pm: Edit Post

Area Chip Seal Projects Start Next week on U.S. 40, IN 1, IN 227
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Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) maintenance crews from the Cambridge City Subdistrict plan to chip seal sections of area state highways starting next week.

Weather permitting, crews will start chip sealing:

Schedules are dependent on weather conditions and subject to change.

During chip seal operations, State Road 227 and State Road 1 will be closed to through traffic when work is taking place between approximately 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Access will be maintained to local homes and businesses.

A signed detour will direct State Road 227 traffic to U.S. 27 and State Road 44. State Road 1 traffic will be detoured west to State Road 103 via State Road 38 and U.S. 36.

Alternating lane closures will be in place on U.S. 40, and a single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.

What to expect
Chip seals consist of a layer of crushed stone placed atop an application of liquid asphalt to seal cracks in pavement and prevent future deterioration. Loose stone will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt.

Motorists are urged to take extra caution, drive slowly, and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint.

After the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway to clear away loose stone, apply a fog-seal application of dark liquid asphalt to lock in remaining stone and minimize dust, and paint new pavement markings on the roadway.

About chip seal projects
After years of aging, traffic wear and winter freeze-thaw cycles, small cracks develop in pavement. If left untreated, moisture seeps into these cracks to form potholes when the water freezes and expands. As the name implies, a chip-seal treatment seals off the cracks. The stone chips provide improved traction for stopping, especially during winter.
During 2015, INDOT employees used more than 86,000 tons of crushed stone and 17,000 tons of liquid asphalt - a total of $12.7 million in operational resources - to apply the seal-coat to more than 1,200 lane miles of state roads. INDOT estimates that using in-house crews instead of contracting the work saved taxpayers nearly $8 million. National research has shown that every $1 used to preserve our pavements saves $6 to $14 in future, more disruptive repairs.

Curious about chip seal projects? View this video to see the benefits, and how they save taxpayer dollars:

Stay informed
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at

Follow @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter and INDOTEastCentral on Facebook.

(Message edited by Admin on August 17, 2016)

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 04:19 pm: Edit Post

West End Bank supports IU East’s Student Events and Activities Center with $100,000 gift

Timothy R. Frame knows on a personal level how important IU East is to Wayne County.
Supplied Photo: Timothy Frame
Timothy Frame
He's a graduate. So is his wife. His son, too. And just recently, his stepdaughter graduated. “It’s an important part of my family,” he said.

But, Frame also knows IU East is extremely important on professional and community levels. The university’s recent growth has been a major boost to the economic and social environments of the region. About 85 percent of graduates live and work in Richmond, Wayne County and the immediate area.

“IU East is such a great community asset,” he said. And Frame knows a lot about assets. He is president and CEO of West End Bank and its charitable foundation.

He is thrilled that the foundation has donated $100,000 toward the completion of the Student Events and Activities Center. “We’re proud to do it,” Frame said. “This (gift) shows IU East’s great value and our support for them.”

The gift matches the foundation’s and the bank’s missions to support education, which ranges from running banks in elementary schools to helping dozens of community social-service organizations. “It’s a great fit,” Frame said about supporting the Student Events and Activities Center.

In honor of the gift – the largest ever awarded by the foundation – the outdoor area that includes the main entrance to the Student Events and Activities Center has been designated as West End Bank Plaza. “Everyone that visits there will walk through that plaza,” Frame said. “We’re pleased to get that kind of recognition.”

He appreciates the growth, too, because the bank is in an expansion mode in infrastructure four years after becoming a public company. “We’re building a new corporate headquarters,” he said, while noting that he could see concrete foundations being poured from the bank windows.

It’s been delayed a bit by wet weather, but is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2017. In addition to the construction project, West End Bank offers two sites in Richmond and one each in Hagerstown and Liberty.

Frame believes the new Student Events and Activities Center will further stimulate growth of IU East – which has more than doubled enrollment in the last decade – and make it even more popular for visitors. “They will be able to take part in more college activities and experiences,” he said about people in the community.

It also will help potential students and their parents see a wider range of opportunities in educational and extracurricular activities. “It’s going to make their decision a little easier,” Frame said.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1994 from IU East. The native of Richmond is a graduate of Northeastern High School.

Frame was named president and CEO of the bank, its holding company and the charitable foundation in 2015. His IU East connections have continued through the years with service on various boards; he currently is a member of the IU East Board of Advisors.

His wife, Cherie, works as a nurse practitioner at Reid Health and is an adjunct professor in the IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Frame has worked all 31 years of his banking career in Wayne County. “Being from this community has been so valuable,” he said. “It helps me know the needs of the community and give service to everyone of all backgrounds. I find it very rewarding.”

It’s been rewarding for the bank, too, because many of its 100 employees have attended IU East including Shelley Miller, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who attended classes at IU East before graduating from IUPUI in 1986.

The tendency to give back is strong throughout the bank. The employees have their own charitable group that makes monthly awards. “We have some fun with it,” Frame said. “It’s a nice spirit within the organization to give back.”

That goes all the way to the top. “The vast majority of our shareholders are local,” he said. “We set aside a significant dollar amount to support the community. We are glad to do so.”

This gift counts toward the $2.5 billion campaign, For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. IU East’s campaign goal is $7 million, which will help fund a variety of campus initiatives, student scholarships and strategic projects. Find out more about IU East and ways to assist the campus at

The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign is taking place on all IU-administered campuses including IU Bloomington, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. The campaign will conclude in December 2019 to coincide with IU’s bicentennial year celebration in 2020. To learn more about the campaign, its impact, and how to participate, please visit

Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value of approximately $1.9 billion. In fiscal year 2015, IU received $359.3 million in support from the private sector. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 03:50 pm: Edit Post

Simultaneous Board Retreat

On September 23, Dave Sternberg, Loring, Sternberg & Associates, will return to Richmond to conduct a simultaneous board retreat for local nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit boards can benefit greatly from this facilitated retreat where they can evaluate their effectiveness and plan for the future under Dave’s guidance. With the added dynamic of multiple nonprofit organizations meeting and participating in a retreat-like structure, the experience is heightened, and the knowledge base broadened. During this full day workshop your team - consisting of the organization’s chief leader (CEO, Executive Director, president) and at least three board members - will have an opportunity to examine board governance in a retreat format. While general instruction will be addressed to the full group, each organizational team will be afforded time to work on their individual evaluations and work plans for a stronger future. By the end
of the day each organization will have a change team - a group that can help carry the message back to your full board and other staff members.

We want you to have a meaningful experience so we have a few expectations.

  1. This is a full day work session. It is a group process and your entire team must stay for the whole day.
  2. You must have a minimum of three board members (maximum of 8 attendees) in addition to your chief leader. The more board members you bring the greater impact on your organization. Senior staff members (such as the vice-president or director of development) are also welcome.
During the retreat, the teams will discuss:Each team will:Each team will leave knowing:Event details:
Date: Friday, September 23
Location: Lingle Grand Hall at Reid Health
Cost: $20 per person
8:30 Coffee and juice and registration
9:00 Program begins
12:00 Lunch
Approx: 3:30 Program concludes

In order to secure your reservation, click here.

You will need to:Until you have met these requirements, your spot is NOT reserved.

This workshop is provided by the Wayne County Foundation in partnership with the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network-East.

To learn more about Dave Sternberg and to read his bio, visit his website:

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 04:55 pm: Edit Post

$10,000 in Sign-­on Bonuses through Labor Day to Help Wayne County Businesses Fill Demand

Wayne County area businesses have more than 100 job openings and qualified employees are needed to fill consumer demand. Manpower Richmond is offering $100 dollar sign on bonuses* now through
Labor Day to find those qualified candidates. Michael D. Allen, President of Manpower Richmond says, “...​the labor market is tight and we hope that this provides an incentive for people to consider some of the great opportunities because most of these openings will transition to full time placement with great benefits and competitive wages.”

Many well known, long time businesses have openings that must be met before the fall and while there are some standard hiring criteria, each qualified employee will earn a $100 signing bonus upon meeting that criteria.

Candidates can contact Manpower of Richmond at (765) 966-­2664 or apply online at and job listings will be shared on the social media networks of Manpower of Richmond or candidates can come to our office at 500 E Main St. today to get started. Do not wait,to get started. Do not wait, we’re giving $10,000 away now through Labor Day.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, August 15, 2016 - 05:14 pm: Edit Post

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Seeks New President
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The President/CEO provides executive leadership and general management oversight of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the President/CEO is ultimately responsible for representing the interests of its members across Wayne County, and for membership growth and retention. Submit your application at

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Friday, August 05, 2016 - 08:12 pm: Edit Post

Save the Date! The Community Improvement Awards Luncheon is Just Around the Corner
Supplied Image: Save the Date Postcard for Community Improvement Awards Luncheon
The Community Improvement Awards will be held at the Leland Legacy at 900 S. A St., Richmond, IN 47374. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

The Community Improvement Awards are the Chamber's way of recognizing business beautification projects throughout Wayne County. Tickets are $25/person. Registration opening soon at

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:15 pm: Edit Post

Centerville Library Completes Summer Reading Program

The 2016 Summer Reading Program at the Centerville Public Library was a huge success! Our theme this year was “Get in the Game: Read” and that’s exactly what over 400 local kids and adults from all over Wayne County did! With the help of a few new volunteers and some pretty special Storytime guests, we went for the GOLD this year and so did you! From yard games to water games, from family movies to crafts, from Picnic Pals to Storytime, there were lots of activities to choose from and lots of good, healthy competition, especially between the boys and the girls! More girls signed up for the program (187 versus 143 for the boys), but the boys held their own with a winning average of 2.62 reading logs turned in versus 2.54 logs per girl. Now THAT’s how you get in the game! To top it all off, we had a very successful Final Party with over 100 guests taking turns enjoying some very good homemade ice cream, getting their faces painted, and of course, dunking Danny and Kris in the dunk tank! What a great way to end the summer!

Of course, none of it would have been possible without our community partners. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all of our community sponsors for donating some pretty awesome prizes this year! Those sponsors include: Abington Meadows, AMC Theaters, Americana Pizza, Dairy Queen, Dance Techniques, El Rodeo, Embellish, GameStop, Godfather’s Pizza, Hidden Pond Farm LLC, Holiday Inn, the Indiana Fever, J & J Winery, Kings Island, Luxe Lizzies, Mane Attractions, Meng’s Martial Arts of Richmond, Olive Garden, Paint the Towne Pottery Studio, Papa Murphy’s, Pines Riding Stables, Premier Toyota of Richmond, Rhonda Duning, Richmond 40 Bowl, Richmond Parks & Recreation, Secret Ingredient, Shafer Pottery, Taco Bell, Tin Cup Tea and Gift Shop, Tin Lizzie Café, Veach’s, Walmart, and the Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau. Thank you guys for making this year’s Summer Reading Program one of the best ones ever. We couldn’t have done it without you.

About the Centerville Public Library:
The mission of the Centerville-Center Township Public Library is to serve the total community as a source of materials, activities, and technology for personal recreation, intellectual growth, and cultural enlightenment. Located in the heart of Centerville, the Centerville-Center Township Public Library is THE place for books, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, audiobooks, e-Books, programs, classes, genealogy, and much more! You can like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @centervillelib.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 08:01 pm: Edit Post

Moving Made Easy: Alpha Dawg Diesel Repair Offers U-Haul Equipment

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (Aug. 16, 2016) — U-Haul Company of Indiana, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alpha Dawg Diesel Repair, Inc. has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Cambridge City community.

Alpha Dawg Diesel Repair at 1534 N. State Road 1 will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment and support rental items.

Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.

Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (765) 334-4777 or visiting 1/ today.

Alpha Dawg Diesel Repair partners Jose and Faith Lugo are proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Wayne County.

U-Haul and Alpha Dawg Diesel Repair are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis.

Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.

Alpha Dawg Diesel Repair is a great place to become U-Haul Famous®. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to to submit photos and learn more.

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