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Local schools stress safety at bus stops

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

An unthinkable tragedy took place in rural Fulton County on Oct. 30.


Three children, siblings Xzavier Ingle, 6, Mason Ingle, 6 and Alivia Stahl. 9, were struck and killed while trying to get on the bus at 7:15 a.m. that day.


The investigation revealed that Alyssa Shepherd, 24, Rochester, disregarded the bus’ stop sign and the continued her line to travel, striking four children in all. Maverik Lowe, 11, was flown via Samaritan Helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries sustained in the crash, including multiple broken bones.


This type of tragedy could happen anywhere. Local administrators report that automobiles disregard bus stop signs almost on a weekly basis. The three siblings in Rochester were among five youngsters nationwide killed last week in bus stop accidents.
 

Posted on 2018 Nov 06
Ceremony planned for Veteran's Day

By The Paper staff

Wabash County’s annual Veteran’s Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Wabash County Courthouse.


Don Cole, chaplain for the Wabash American Legion Post No.15, will present the invocation, followed by Mrs. Robert Wade performing the national anthem.


Wabash County Commissioner Brian Haupert will present remarks, followed by Wabash County Veteran Service Officer Sam Daugherty reading remarks from Mayor Scott Long, Sen. Joe Donnelly and U.S. Rep Jackie Walorski.
 

Posted on 2018 Nov 06
Wabash to host Greening the Statehouse

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The Hoosier Environmental Council announced recently that Dr. Jeff Reutter, former director for the Center of Lake Erie Area Research, and one of the foremost experts on the impact of agriculture on the Great Lakes, will keynote the 11th-annual Greening the Statehouse on Saturday, Nov. 17.


Greening the Statehouse is Indiana’s largest gathering of environmental-minded Hoosiers.


The program will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.
 

Posted on 2018 Nov 06
Homeowner completes work ordered by city official

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A Wabash homeowner has completed a list of items Building Commissioner John Stephens had requested at a site he is refurbishing.


Stephens told the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety that the homeowner, Chad Vigar, has complied with a list of needed work he provided him at the board’s Oct. 18 meeting. The work is being done at 604 State St.
 

Posted on 2018 Nov 06
Bid deadline for bridge work extended

By Amanda Bridgman
abridgman@nmpaper.com

Bids for Bridge 701 carrying Walnut Street over Grant Creek in LaFontaine will now be accepted until Monday, Nov. 26, instead of Nov. 19, due to advertising issues.


Wabash County Highway Superintendent asked for that deadline change at the county commissioners board meeting Monday, Nov. 5, and it was approved. Martin also got approval to hire two new drivers to replace one who retired and another who left for another job.
 

Posted on 2018 Nov 06
The Access revamps programming schedule

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Some after-school programming changes are taking place beginning this week at The Access Youth Center.


“We have been doing an after-school program of some sort for the last nine years, mostly without change,” Director Liz Hobbs said. “That’s a remarkable amount of time to do an after-school program with little change and have it still be effective.


“Recently, though, in talking with our kids and parents – we kind of talk with them about every program to make sure we’re still being relevant and still hitting what they need – and so in talking with them, there’s been some interest in a new schedule and some new programs.”


The Access will still have programs after school and will still supply food during the program, as well as mentoring and homework help components.
 

Posted on 2018 Nov 06
MSD Northwest District candidates respond to questions

By The Paper staff

Four individuals – Doug Bogert, Todd Dazey, Teresa Galley and Ryan Rosen – are seeking the Northwest District seat on the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County school board in the Nov. 6 General Election.

The Paper of Wabash County submit a series of questions to the candidates and invited them to respond. A limit of 125 words per question was given, and The Paper reserved the right to edit responses exceeding the word limit.

Here are the questions and the candidates’ answers. They appear alphabetically in rotating order:

Posted on 2018 Nov 02
MSD Northeast District candidates respond to questions

By The Paper staff

Three individuals – Sandy Davis, Matt Driscoll and Tiffany Haupert – are seeking the Northeast District seat on the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County school board in the Nov. 6 General Election.

The Paper of Wabash County submit a series of questions to the candidates and invited them to respond. A limit of 125 words per question was given, and The Paper reserved the right to edit responses exceeding the word limit.

Davis did not respond to The Paper’s request by its deadline of noon Friday, Nov. 2. Here are the questions and answers from Driscoll and Haupert.

Posted on 2018 Nov 02

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