Marcia Crabtree

CAMBRIDGE CITY-  Marcia L. Crabtree, 60, passed away Thursday evening September 2, 2021, at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana from complications of COVID-19. A daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Alice Armilda (Doyle) Bradford Jr., Marcia was born in New Castle, Indiana, on March 7, 1961. A lifelong resident of the Cambridge City community, Marcia graduated from Lincoln High School in 1979 and received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Ivy Tech. She married the love of her life, Rick Crabtree, on February 2, 1980, at the Milton Christian Church.  She told Rick that by being married on Groundhog Day he should never forget their anniversary date! A devoted and loving wife and mother, Marcia worked several jobs throughout her life which included 10 years at the Ford plant in Connersville, 5 years at Howa in Richmond, Leisure’s Home Center in Cambridge City and Bradford Insurance Agency in Dublin.

Western Wayne Schools requiring masks starting Friday, Aug. 27

Western Wayne Schools is establishing new guidelines for social distancing and preventative measures and implementing an indoor mask mandate for all students and adults starting Friday, Aug. 27. New Superintendent Andy Stover said the change is “an ongoing effort to ensure the health, safety, and education for the children at Western Wayne Schools.” He said the guidelines can change the moment a decline of cases is seen within Western Wayne Elementary and Lincoln Middle/High School. Stover said they want to ensure a proactive approach before the number of rising cases “impacts our learning environment.”

Cambridge City, Indiana: ‘We have momentum’

By Louise Ronald

At a time when small towns all over the country find themselves struggling, Cambridge City, Indiana, is bucking that trend. People drive from miles around to visit its antique shops and eat at its many restaurants. There are several new businesses on Main Street, and active construction/renovation projects promise more to come. Gateway Industrial Park has three thriving tenants and the local Chamber of Commerce has more than 50 members, including manufacturers, service providers, retail and more. “We are on a roll,” said Jim King of the Cambridge City Main Street organization.

Wayne County Democrats issue Nov. 4 statement on vote count proceedings, other election concerns

Wayne County’s Democratic Party chair Beth Harrick shared this statement on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4, with local media regarding November 2020 Election Day and vote count proceedings. RELATED ARTICLE: WAYNE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

“Above the desire to elect any one candidate, the Wayne County Democratic Party is committed to protecting the interests of voters and the integrity of the election process. On October 28th we became aware of a serious discrepancy between the Indiana state statute (IC 3-11-14-30) and how Wayne County Poll Workers were being trained by the Wayne County Clerk’s office. The discrepancy was in regards to documenting the final per-precinct, per-candidate tally of votes at each polling site, prior to the election machinery being removed and taken to the Courthouse for a merged final count.