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Purdue is positively thriving in Richmond

Senior Ashley Bates epitomizes the positivity of what’s happening at Purdue Polytechnic Richmond. The 23-year-old who lives in Dublin, Ind., is considered a model student as she works toward a bachelor’s of science degree in computer graphics technology. Bates picked Purdue Richmond after visiting campuses from the Midwest, to Florida and to the East Coast. Her […]

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Work progresses on the stage and seating risers for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at the Starr-Gennett building in Whitewater Gorge Park.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival poised for growth

A man who died 400 years ago is breathing new life – maybe a lot of it – into Richmond and Wayne County. William Shakespeare is the man. The new life comes from the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, now in its third year. The festival began on June 9th and wraps up on June 26th. “I […]

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Students at Vaile Elementary School

Hill’s Pet Nutrition ‘amazing’ as Vaile partner

You won’t be hearing employees at Hill’s Pet Nutrition bragging about it. Or their local or corporate executives. But, they play a major role as volunteers, mentors and more for young students — and the whole school community — at Vaile Elementary School in Richmond. “They are amazing,” says third-grade teacher Kendra Brown, who helps […]

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