BrightSide is a community driven effort to shine light on the positive stories, places, and people of Wayne County, IN. Come, take a walk on the bright side.

Locally grown food takes root in Wayne County

The demand for locally grown food is on the rise ‚Äì around the nation and in Wayne County, Indiana. Some local entrepreneurs are banking on it. One year ago, Scott and Tina Johnson planted their dream near Fountain City. The couple grew up in the area, Tina in town and Scott in the country. He […]

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EDC joins new life in long-vacant historic building

Back in the day, it was one of the hubs of Richmond. The former Pennsylvania Railroad Depot was designed by nationally-known architect Daniel Burnham. From 1902, it was where countless families, college students, people traveling on business or vacation, and even U.S. presidents came on their way to or from Richmond. The decline of passenger […]

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Vintage vehicles help drive tourism dollars

A rather small museum is having a rather big impact on the Wayne County economy. Trip Advisor ranks the Model T Museum in Richmond’s Historic Depot District as the county’s top attraction for visitors. “What a great find,” raves PlateMan of Arlington, Va., on the website. “The place is small yet jam-packed.” “Not the biggest […]

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