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CEO tabbed for proposed organization
By Joseph Slacian
 
Keith Gillenwater has been named the president and CEO of the proposed combined Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Group of Wabash County.
 
Gillenwater, currently president and CEO of EDG, won’t assume the new post unless the merger is approved by members of both organizations.
 
He was named to the post by the Transition Committee on Monday, April 17. It was done even though is not expected to take place until mid-May.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Goff named finalist for state Supreme Court

Chris Goff

By Joseph Slacian

Wabash County Superior Court Judge Chris Goff is one of three finalists for the soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Goff, the Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael and the Hon. Matthew C. Kincaid were selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday, April 19, as the top three candidates to replace Justice Robert D. Rucker, who is retiring May 12 as one of five Indiana Supreme Court justices.

The trio was selected from a field of 11 candidates, all of whom were interviewed by the commission last week.

Posted on 2017 Apr 25
County man dies after falling in well

By Joseph Slacian

LEESBURG -- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of man after he fell into a well at his residence on the Barbee Chain of Lakes. The incident took place about noon Monday, April 24.

Maurice Terry, 84, Lafontaine, was cleaning out a well pit on his property on EMS B45 Lane making sure it was operating properly.

Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Millerís, Drug Task Force educate locals on street drugs

Locals take a closer look at items that may be used in “one pot” methamphetamine labs during a Wabash Drug Task Force street drug presentation. The task force educates the public about what to look for and not to handle in case an item is found. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash Drug Task Force (DTF) continued its fight against illegal drugs in the county Tuesday, April 18, with a different approach, educating the public on what to look for.

On Tuesday, the DTF presented a discussion on street drugs commonly found in Wabash County. Hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor East, the presentation focused on how to identify common street drugs and “one pot” methamphetamine labs as well as what to do when those items are found.

Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Organizations to host freshmen career fair
By Joseph Slacian
 
Several education organizations in Wabash County are partnering to host a career fair for freshmen in Huntington, Wabash and Miami counties.
 
The event, the first Northeast Indiana Career Expo, will be on Friday, April 28, at the Wabash County fairgrounds and at the Honeywell Center.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
MSD continues board policy review
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education continued its reviews of board policy at its meeting Tuesday night, April 11.
 
The board review polices 1040 and 1050, which regard compensation and organization respectively. No changes were made.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Board of Works OKs animal shelter funding
By Joseph Slacian
 
A fee for service contract between the City of Wabash and the Wabash County Animal Shelter was approved Thursday, April 20, by the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
Through the agreement, the city will give the shelter up to $32,700 to be used for spaying and neutering animals, and for animal health care.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Former Roann school facing demolition
By David Fenker
 
Demolition of the old school at Roann may begin as soon as 2018.
 
Pending a resolution by the Roann Town Council, the Wabash County Board of Commissioners has agreed to seek a grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Blight Clearance Program with the Town of Roann. The agreement is that, once ownership of the property is transferred, Roann will be the lead applicant for the grant in exchange for the county becoming joint owners of the property with the town.
 
Roann Town Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson spoke at the commissioners’ Monday, April 24, meeting in order to ask again for their assistance with the structure.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25

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