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Richmond Band Waits to Perform at the 2014 State Fair

State Fair Band Day

Wayne County is well represented at the State Fair Band Day contest in Indianapolis with all 5 public high schools participating. They do us proud every year! Download a .pdf of the performance order so you can follow along. The Indiana State Fair runs from August 7-23.

Photo: Gaar Williams Cartoon

Artist: Gaar Williams

Long before Jim Davis made Garfield the most famous cat from Indiana, Gaar Williams was depicting life in the Midwest in cartoons. His inspiration came from the traditions and customs of the life around him. This Richmond artist was famous for his work that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Learn about more artists from Wayne County!

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Back To School

School begins soon for many area children. Visit our Education page for quick links to area public and private schools, colleges and universiites, as well as early childhood resources. Our educational links will give you a head start with a Homework Hotline, resource centers and more.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Farmer's Markets - Fresh, Locally Grown Produce!

HerbsFresh 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. 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.

Cool Off at Cordell Municipal Pool

Crowds at the Cordell Municipal PoolBring the family and enjoy a day of fun at Cordell Municipal Pool, corner of West Main and SW 13th Street in Richmond. The pool has a diving board, a 151 foot water slide, a 2 foot depth section for younger swimmers as well as a separate splash pool for the little ones. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adults, $4, children 3-17 $3, and under 2 free. Season passes available. For more information, call 765.983.7292.

Tour the Mansion House in Centerville on Saturdays this Summer

Mansion HouseTour the historic Mansion House on the National Road (214 East Main Street) in Centerville, Indiana on Saturdays this summer from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adult admission will be $2 and children will be $1.

Download your FREE Richmond Parks & Recreation Summer Recreation Guide!

Logo: Richmond Parks & Recreation GuideThe Richmond Parks and Recreation 2015 Summer Recreation Guide is now available. Don't miss any of the fun movies, special events, youth camps, and sports programs. The guide also features information on pool and golf programs, senior activities, boating at Middlefork Reservoir as well as facility rentals. For more information, contact the Richmond Parks & Rec Department at 765.983.7275.

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Dr. Mary F. Thomas, who practiced medicine in Richmond during the mid-1800's, was the second female physician to be admitted to the American Medical Association.