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.

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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Lights, camera, future!

Students in the radio/TV program at the Richmond Area Career Center are excited about the future. And, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education, they are able to hone their skills on newly purchased equipment. New cameras, new lights, new editing software, a production center on wheels that can go wherever […]

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Richmond’s Innovation Center poised to take off with Launch Indiana

Eleven-year-old Dezi Cottman wants to work with computers, just like her mother. As part of her job at Porter Advertising in Richmond, Dezi’s mom Jessica Clark develops applications — “apps” for short — through coding, the process of creating steps for a computer to follow in order to accomplish a task. “Mom’s always saying, ‘I’m […]

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