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MSD patrons tell Board: We want transparency
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education began consolidation discussions earlier this month and Wabash citizens are calling for more transparency from the school’s administration.
 
Several members of the public voiced that opinion at the Board’s bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
 
Rosa Sparling, a former Southwood High School teacher, suggested the Board be more open after asking what all could be disclosed about its executive discussions.
 
The Board met for two executive sessions to discuss consolidation on Sept. 1 and following its Tuesday night meeting
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
Wabash County to celebrate Indiana Bicentennial
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash County will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial on Saturday, Sept. 24, during a daylong event at the Paradise Spring Historic Park.
 
Events will begin at 10 a.m. with a flag presentation by the Wabash Veterans of Foreign War and Boy Scout color guards.
 
Paradise Spring Board secretary Deanna Unger will welcome the guests and Wabash County Historian Ron Woodward will read the poem, “I Am a Hoosier.”
 
At 10:15, the Paradise Spring Players will present “Treaty of 1826,” followed by the Miami Nation Drum and Dancers at 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Dave Phillips will present a Quaker meeting t 11 a.m.

At 11:15 and 11:45 a.m., children from the Southwood Elementary School choir will present canal songs.

 

Posted on 2016 Sep 20
EDG to seek Regional Cities funds
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Economic Development Group of Wabash County sought funds for one project from the Regional Cities Initiative funds. It may possibly seek funding for at least three other projects.
 
That was the word Monday night, Sept. 12, when Keith Gillenwater, EDG President and CEO, presented a quarterly update to the Wabash City Council.
 
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership received a $42 million grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to be used to attract and retain talent by providing financial support for game-changing quality of place projects designed to increase economic growth, increase the population and enhance the region’s national brand identity.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
WACT invites theatregoers to ‘whistle a happy tune’ with ‘The King and I’
McKenzie Hare (center) links hands with her castmates (from left) Mikayla Meyer, Reagan Davis, Riley Davis, Madelyn Kierman, Rylee Paris and Emma Kierman as they sing “Getting to Know You.” Hare plays English schoolteacher Anna in the WACT production of “The King and I,” which will take the Honeywell Center Ford Theater stage on Friday, Sept. 23. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The cast of “The King and I” will take the Honeywell Center Ford Theater stage Friday, Sept. 23, and invites both locals and out-of-towners to see this “timeless classic,” according to McKenzie Hare and Samantha Kramer, the production’s lead actresses.
 
“If you haven't had the chance to see it live, you're really missing out,” Hare told The Paper of Wabash County. “Just the raw power and emotion that the music can give you alone is reason enough to come and enjoy this performance.
 
“The sets are incredible and the actors have worked so diligently to give the audience a wonderful performance.”
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
City orders home demolished
By Joseph Slacian
 
A Wabash man was ordered Thursday to demolish a home deemed unsafe by the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
Meanwhile, a father and son were given 30 days to prove to the board they had the means to repair another home before it decides if the home should be demolished.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
MSD Board votes to advertise 2017 budget
By Emma Rausch
 
MSD of Wabash County’s 2017 budget is now available for viewing Indiana Gateway for Government Units after the MSD School Board approved advertising the budget at its Aug. 23 meeting.
 
The proposed budget totalled to $24,830,430, which increased approximately $540,000 since last year.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
Council gives city budget initial OK
By Joseph Slacian
 
A public hearing on the 2017 budget took place Monday night before the Wabash City Council meeting.
 
One person, former City Council member Paul Lewis spoke during the hearing.
 
He said he hasn’t had a chance to completely study the budget, but urged council members to reconsider it, especially when it comes to pay raises for the council. He said he was speaking for several people who believed the raises were not necessary.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
MSD Board reviews preliminary ISTEP scores
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County School Board received a preliminary report on its 2016 ISTEP scores Tuesday night, Sept. 13, however the news was not entirely positive.
 
Tim Drake, MSD assistant superintendent of finance, informed the MSD School Board of the exam scores’ preliminary release and confirmed the official scores will be embargoed until October.
 
MSD’s 10th grade scores will be lower compared to other grades, Drake told the board.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20

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