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City launches fundraiser for new fitness court

By The Paper Staff

WABASH – Wabash residents may soon be able to enjoy new outdoor fitness equipment if a crowdfunding campaign launched Friday, June 21, reaches its fundraising goal of $25,000 by August 5.


The campaign, led by the City of Wabash is using the CreatINg Places program sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).


If the campaign reaches its goal, the Wabash Fitness Court project will receive a matching grant of $25,000 from IHCDA.


“The City of Wabash has made the health and wellness of their residents a priority with this new project,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as board chair of IHCDA. “We are pleased to partner with them to provide free, inclusive and a time efficient place for people to stay active.”

Posted on 2019 Jun 25
City gets bid for WFD building

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Randel Construction submitted the lone bid to construct the interior of the new building at the Wabash Fire Department’s north station.


The Wabash firm bid $227,081.95 for the work. The bid was taken under advisement for review by the fire department.


The work will entail the building of interior walls for 10 rooms on the first floor of the structure, located just west of the station, WFD Chief Barry Stroup said.
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 25
Group seeks to provide legal aid

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

A group which services Wabash County is seeking those in need of free legal aid.


Wabash Valley Volunteer Attorneys administers a monthly free legal aid clinic in Wabash, to provide services to low-income individuals across the county.


Kevin N. Jones, who serves an eight county area, said that he’s heard from many judges in the area that the service is much needed, however attendance for the program is not very high.
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 25
WCS board OKs administrators' salaries

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Schools approved the contracts of 11 administrators at its school board meeting Monday night at City Hall.


The board agreed to a three-year contract with Superintendent Jason Callahan at $125,080 per year, with an additional $5,800 annuity per year.


Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer Matt Stone was approved for a two-year contract at $95,000 per year.  Ivy Tech and College Career Director Josh Blossom was approved for a two-year contract at $93,636 per year.
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 25
Target set to complete inclusive playground

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Work on the city’s inclusive playground should be complete sometime in July.


That was the word from Park Superintendent Adam Hall to the Wabash Board of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday night, June 12.


“They do have a tentative finish date of hopefully mid-July,” he said. “Mid-July is their tentative goal.”


Work is underway on a grand opening celebration for the facility.


“It’s in the works,” Hall said. “Nothing has been decided yet.”
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 18
MSD creates new position at White's

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The MSD of Wabash County created a new position within the corporation for the 2019-20 school year.


The position will be known as the Director of the Credit Alternative Recovery Program.


“The director will oversee our credit alternative recovery program,” Superintendent Mike Keaffaber said. “That’s the distance learning program that we have right now that’s part of White’s Junior-Senior High School, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be White’s Junior-Senior High students.”
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 18
WHS honors City Council member

Wabash High School principal Kyle Wieland and City Council member Doug Adams show ott the award Adams received from school officials. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Council member Doug Adams received accolades Monday night from Wabash High School principal Kyle Wieland.


Wieland presented Adams, a longtime coach in the Wabash County Special Olympics program, a plaque honoring him for his help in creating a unified track team at the high school. He also presented Adams a Face of Sportsmanship pin available from the Indiana High School Athletic Association.


“One of the things I’m very proud about what we did this year at Wabash High School is we started unified sports,” Wieland said in making the presentation. “It allows students with cognitive disabilities to compete alongside with students without them. It’s a great opportunity.


“Some of our students, as teenagers, still hadn’t really had the opportunity to see what competitive athletics was like, what it was like to be a part of a team and all the things that come along with that.”
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 18
Hoosier Chiropractic opens in Wabash

Dr. Neil Bever cuts the ribbon while his wife and daughter, Raelyn and Solveigh, look on. Also watching are Mayor Scott Long, Jason Callahan, Grow Wabash County board chair, and members of Bever's family. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Hoosier Chiropractic celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 10.


The new facility, owned by Wabash native Dr. Neil Bever, is located at 60 W. Hill St.


Bever has practiced chiropractic care for the last two years in Logansport, but has always dreamed about bringing his practice back to Wabash. With the birth of his daughter, Solveigh, he thought the timing was right.


“My adjusting is very similar to every other technique you might be used to, but besides adjusting, my passion is preventative care,” Bever said. “Taking the time to do the appropriate exercises and stretches for you will not only keep you from needing to get in and get adjusted, but also lead to a longer, healthier life.


“From factory workers, to athletes, to pregnant women and also people spending long hours in a sedentary job, there are many ways to cause stress to your body. For most people, the answer is in learning how to move properly.”
 

Posted on 2019 Jun 18

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