Deloris Donathan

Deloris Donathan, 76, of Richmond, Indiana passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020, at Rose Bud Village. She was born in Wayne County, Indiana on September 23, 1943 to the late Arthur Edward and Inez Bernice Jeffers Scott. On April 29, 1961 Deloris married John Henry Donathan who was by her side at the time of her passing. Deloris is survived by her loving husband John Donathan, one daughter Geraldine day, son in law Brian Day, one granddaughter Ashley Day, one grandson Brian Day, Jr., one great grandson Xavier Day, two sisters Vanda Scott Lanza of Richmond and Wanda Scott Dillahay of Blountsville, Indiana, she also leaves nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur E. Scott and Inez B. Scott, and her brother Gerald Wayne Collins.

Meeting set to address school referendum questions

Residents of the Western Wayne Schools district are encouraged to attend a community meeting to hear facts and ask questions about a potential referendum on the May ballot. Without that additional property tax revenue, school leaders say students could face higher class sizes and fewer services. The district could be out of payroll money as soon as 2023. The meeting will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Lincoln High School cafeteria, 215 E. Parkway Drive, Cambridge City.

WCTV new/special programs and meetings, Feb. 9-15

The following is a list of new and special programs for the week of 2/9/2020 – 2/15/2020:

WGTV Channel 11
• IN Focus (Pre-Recorded) – Thursday, 2/13 @ 6:00pm
WCTV’s weekly public affairs program. Join host Eric Marsh for a conversation with Wayne County Commissioner Ken Paust. WETV Channel 20
• IHSAA Boys Basketball – Sunday, 2/9 @ 7:00pm
Replay of the RHS/Lafayette Harrison game played January 31, 2020. Production by the RHS Radio/TV program. • Proudly, We Served – Monday, 2/10 @ 8:00pm
Al Bledsoe hosts a conversation about the Dayton VA Medical Center with guests Yvonne Rhinehart, Program Specialist, Community & Public Relations Service; Teresa Murphy, Outreach Specialist; and Butch Marcum, Chairman of the Veterans Stakeholder Committee.

Schools announce delays for Thursday, Feb. 6

Local school districts announcing delays for Thursday, Feb. 6, include:

Two-hour delays
Centerville-Abington
Nettle Creek
New Castle Community Schools
Northeastern Wayne Schools. No morning latch key. Preschool starts at 10:15. Richmond Community Schools.

Meetings on WCTV – Feb. 2-8

The following is a list of new and special programs for the week of 2/2/2020 – 2/8/20:

WGTV Channel 11
• IN Focus (Pre-Recorded) – Thursday, 2/6 @ 6:00pm
WCTV’s weekly public affairs program. Join host Eric Marsh for a conversation with Derek White, Executive Director of Richmond Housing Authority. WETV Channel 20
• NAIA Women’s Basketball – Tuesday, 2/4 @ 5:25pm
LIVE coverage of the IU East Red Wolves hosting the Rio Grande Red Storm in a River States Conference game. • NAIA Men’s Basketball – Tuesday, 2/4 @ 7:30pm
LIVE coverage of the IU East Red Wolves hosting the Rio Grande Red Storm in a River States Conference game
• IHSAA Boys Basketball – Wednesday, 2/5 @ 8:00pm
Replay of the RHS/Lafayette Harrison game played January 31, 2020. Production by the RHS Radio/TV program.

WCTV’s new and special programs and meetings airing Jan. 26-Feb. 1

New, special programs
WGTV Channel 11
• Wayne County Connection – Tuesday, 1/28 @ 6:00pm
Topic: Nettle Creek School Corporation. Guest: Dr. Kyle Barrentine, Superintendent. Host: Michael Sweigart. • IN Focus (Pre-Recorded) – Thursday, 1/30 @ 6:00pm
WCTV’s weekly public affairs program. Hosted by Eric Marsh.

Commissioner: Tax increase wouldn’t mean doubling of entire property bill

By Millicent Martin Emery
Wayne County commissioners have been accepting comments about a possible increase in one portion of the local property tax rate before an expected Jan. 22 vote. However, officials want residents to know that an increase in one component doesn’t mean their entire property tax payment will double as some confusion arises. An advertised public hearing was conducted in December, and then on Jan. 8, Commissioners Denny Burns and Ken Paust voted in favor and Mary Anne Butters voted against a plan to double the cumulative capital development tax rate that is one part of local property taxes.

WCTV programs for Jan. 19-25

The following public meetings will air live or in replay on Whitewater Community Television’s WGTV cable channel 11. For more information, call (765) 973-8488 or visit www.wctv.info. Replays of government meetings are available on WGTV Online, WCTV’s Video on Demand site. Sunday, January 19
8am & 1pm IN Focus (Replay) WCTV’s weekly public affairs program. Join host Eric Marsh for a conversation with staff members from Eastern Indiana Works.

Residents have until Jan. 22 to comment about proposed increase in 1 component of property tax rate

Wayne County commissioners will accept comments about the possible increase in one part of the local property tax rate before an expected Jan. 22 vote. However, officials want residents to know that an increase in one component doesn’t mean their entire property tax payment will double as some confusion arises. After a public hearing in December, on Jan. 8, Commissioners Denny Burns and Ken Paust voted in favor and Mary Anne Butters voted against a plan to double the cumulative capital development tax rate that is one part of local property taxes.

Alert: High wind warning until 4 a.m. Sunday

Wayne County Emergency Management Agency has sent an alert of a high wind warning until 4 a.m. Sunday

* WHAT…Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE…Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio. * WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Sunday. * IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected.