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What’s going on Wayne County?

What’s going on Wayne County?

Occasionally someone will say something that stops you in your tracks. Sometimes it’s profound and sometimes it’s not. But it will get you thinking. And then you start talking about it with others. Eventually, you will get to “what’s going on?”

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Look Around the Place

Look Around the Place

Elisa Worland, a new Wayne County resident, gives us a unique perspective on Wayne County, reminding us all to take a look around the place. She is our first guest blogger for 2021. Dear Wayne County, Back in July 2020, when I should have been sheltering in place, I...

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Good Things Are Coming

Good Things Are Coming

As we wind down 2020, we thought it would be fruitful to look back on our accomplishments for the year. It is definitely a year to remember. COVID delayed some work, but it showed us some things: One, that we are strong and capable.Two, we need to make some...

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We Are Thankful

We Are Thankful

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year for many of us, but it can still be a time to pause and reflect on what we are thankful for. We encourage you to write down what you are thankful for or better yet, send a thank you note, email, or text. It will...

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Veterans Make up 7% of Wayne County

Veterans Make up 7% of Wayne County

Veterans Day is here and it always gets me a little choked up. These are our friends, family, spouses, co-workers, and neighbors. Most of the time you may not even know they served. They are humble. In fact, we are just using first names in this blog article to...

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Food Insecurity Effects Education and Employment

Food Insecurity Effects Education and Employment

In our last blog, we talked about the impact of COVID-19 on Wayne County. In today’s blog, we want to explore a little more in depth the effects of food insecurity on people and decisions they make. Why are we talking about this? Forward Wayne County, through...

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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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