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Justice terminated from DCS post
By Joseph Slacian
 
Margery Justice, director of the Wabash County office of the Department of Child Services, has been terminated.
 
Ashley Hungate, Director of Communications for the Indiana State Personnel Department, confirmed the termination to The Paper of Wabash County.
 
“Margery Justice was terminated January 28, 2016, for violating DCS Code of Conduct and State of Indiana/DCS policies,” Hungate said in an email to The Paper.
Posted on 2016 Feb 03
Homeowner’s trail camera aids investigation
An image captured on a trail camera at the home of Chris and Mika Clark. Photo provided
 
By Shaun Tilghman
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- During the evening on Friday, Jan. 29, Chris and Mika Clark’s vehicles were broken into while parked outside their home, located just west of here on State Road 114. It was the third time in as many months that someone had taken items from their vehicles, but this time was different, as the Clarks had recently installed a trail camera in order to monitor their vehicles.
 
According to Clark, the first time they realized that someone had been in their vehicles and taken things was around Thanksgiving, and neither of the vehicles had been locked at the time.
Posted on 2016 Feb 09
Another firefighter receives back pay, damages
By Joseph Slacian
 
The City of Wabash has reached an agreement with a second firefighter paramedic who worked for 30 days last year without pay.
 
Firefighter paramedic Scott Reese agreed to the 30 days without pay in June 2015. The punishment stemmed from a December 2014 arrest in Fulton County for operating a personal vehicle while intoxicated.
 
The Board of Public Works and Safety agreed to give Reese $10,878,30 in back pay and damages in the settlement with the city. 
Posted on 2016 Feb 09
McCallen resigns as Democratic Party chair
By Joseph Slacian
 
Bryan McCallen, the long-time chair of the Wabash County Democratic Party, has resigned.
 
“I just felt it was time for a fresh face and new start,” McCallen, who has had the position for more than 30 years, told The Paper. “All my mentors who I relied on these 30-plus years are now gone. My father, Shirley Hipsher, Ira McClurg, Dallas Winchester, John and Ombra Keffaber and Don Branson.”
 
A caucus has been scheduled for Feb. 18 to choose a replacement.
Posted on 2016 Feb 09
Heartland culinary students get hands-on demonstration
Heartland Career Center student Lili Kuczewski (left) watches as classmate Ashley Enyert makes a cut on a chicken. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Karen Lackey hoped to teach students in Chef Brad Luzadder’s culinary arts class at the Heartland Career Center the fine art of cutting apart a whole chicken.
 
She did that and more last week.
 
Lackey, a long time home economist with the Indiana Farm Bureau, taught students in Luzadder’s morning and afternoon classes several things to consider when grocery shopping as well as about chicken and poultry in general.
 
“People don’t really know what parts a chicken has anymore,” she told nine students in the morning class. “Some may think the only part of a chicken has is the breast because they like white meat. They really don’t stop to think there are legs and wings and thighs and backs and giblets, all the things that go along with (chickens).”
Posted on 2016 Feb 09
Pat McGann kicks off Historic Eagles comedy series
Pat McGann
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Thursday Night Comedy Series kicks off on Feb. 18 with Chicago comedian Pat McGann at the Historic Eagles Theatre.
 
McGann began his comedic career in 2007 when he transitioned from packaging salesman to stand up comedian.
 
“I wanted to make less money and travel more and have to work harder,” he kidded in a phone interview with The Paper of Wabash County. “No, I just always loved about being involved in comedy as a writer, probably is what I thought at first.
 
“Then I realized in Chicago there’s not a lot of big opportunities to write so I just started writing stuff, going to open mics and loved performing.”
Posted on 2016 Feb 09
Local court awaits OK to buy new computer system; Indiana Supreme Court fails to approve first request
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash City Court Judge Tim Roberts has mailed a second request to the Indiana Supreme Court seeking permission to buy a CSI (Computer Systems, Inc.) Judicial Tracking System.
 
A request from Roberts sent to the state’s high court late last year was returned recently without permission to purchase the system.
 
Rather, Roberts said as he updated the Wabash City Council on Monday, Jan. 25, that the court’s response was rather confusing.
 
Posted on 2016 Feb 02
County schools’ accountability grades released, no changes
By Emma Rausch
 
The Indiana Department of Education released the 2015 school accountability grades on Tuesday, Jan. 26. However, the records show no local school corporation has improved since 2014, but scores haven’t dropped either.
 
The grades are based off of the Indiana’s standardized assessment, the ISTEP exam. In 2015, late changes made to the exam as well as problems with distributing the exam led to big drops in student scores and caused discord among state and local educators.
 
On Thursday, Jan. 21, Gov. Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 200 into effect. The bill “provides that a school’s or school corporation’s category or designation of performance for the 2014-2015 school year may not be lower than the grade assigned … by the state board of education for the 2013-2014 school year” and that it may only improve, according to the bill.
Posted on 2016 Feb 02

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