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COVID-19 Impact on Wayne County

COVID-19 Impact on Wayne County

Your news feed is probably full of articles on the impact COVID-19 has had on our nation, but what about Wayne County Indiana? We’re used to hearing about things on a broader scale but what about the local response? We took the time to talk to seven Wayne County...

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Take Advantage of the Time You Have Now

Take Advantage of the Time You Have Now

Have you ever wanted to make a change in your life, but fear, time, or just life was too much? Oh, and then throw in a pandemic? One more thing. Right? Or is it? For all the problems that this pandemic has caused, a few good things may have come out of it. It has...

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Why Does Forward Wayne County Exist?

Why Does Forward Wayne County Exist?

Forward Wayne County helps make the impossible, possible. How? More on that later… First, let us explain why having organizations like ours is important. Have you ever tried to put together an 8-man tent by yourself? It is nearly impossible! Believe me,...

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Paving The Way To Your Next Level Job

Paving The Way To Your Next Level Job

Is it possible for a career or a next level job to change a person's life? I believe so and after reading this story, you may believe it too. About Forward Wayne County Forward Wayne County is an organization focused on the future of Wayne County. That future has a...

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Welcome Our New Program Director, Acacia St. John

Welcome Our New Program Director, Acacia St. John

Forward Wayne County is pleased to welcome Acacia St. John to the organization as Program Manager. A native of Wayne County and a graduate of Lincoln High School, she has more than 10 years of experience in workforce development, marketing, and community relations....

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Back to School During COVID 19

Back to School During COVID 19

Back to school time can elicit groans from students and sighs of relief from parents. This year, with the disruption and uncertainty of COVID-19, there are groans all around. What does "the new normal" mean for back-to-school? How can we support and prepare our...

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Veterans Memorial Park May Get Unexpected War Monument

Veterans Memorial Park May Get Unexpected War Monument

Veterans Memorial Park in Wayne County may be getting a new monument and the story about who is bringing the monument is as interesting as the war it will remember.  However, this article is about more than just a monument going into a local park.  It’s a...

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Celebrating Wayne County High Schools’ Class of 2020

Celebrating Wayne County High Schools’ Class of 2020

Big shout out to Wayne County High Schools' grads and school administrators for being creative in these unusual times! 2020 has been...a challenge. The typical events we take for granted were postponed, if not cancelled entirely. Kids looking forward to the last...

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Young, Free, & … Settling in Wayne County?!

Young, Free, & … Settling in Wayne County?!

Local high school and college graduation season tends to be a bittersweet time for us. We're thrilled to see our students reaching these milestones, but we know that graduation also tends to signal a mass exodus of young residents leaving Wayne County to make a home...

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Hello, Neighbor!

Hello, Neighbor!

Have you been staying home a lot more than usual? The good news is that the weather is improving and you'll be able to spend more time outside in your neighborhood. This is a great opportunity to take in some fresh air and reconnect with your neighbors at a safe,...

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COVID-19 Grant Recipients Weigh In

COVID-19 Grant Recipients Weigh In

You may recall that the Wayne County Foundation offered rapid grants to local non-profit organizations to assist their support of our community. We followed up with two of the grant recipients to learn what these grants mean to their organization and how they're using...

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Forward Wayne County’s 2020 Vision – Annual Report

Forward Wayne County’s 2020 Vision – Annual Report

Wow, 2019 was whirlwind year for Forward Wayne County! Wayne County faces significant and persistent challenges that include declining population, lack of high-skilled employment pool, high percentage of families living in poverty, and low levels of educational...

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We Will Get Through This Together

We Will Get Through This Together

The Power of Hope It seems like only yesterday we were all gearing up for the new decade. We were excited about the 2020 Vision and as a community, Wayne County residents, we were ready to be done with bike paths, road construction, and winter weather. Then, without...

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