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Plans continue for all-inclusive park
By Joseph Slacian
 
Plans are progressing for the city’s proposed all-inclusive park.
 
Shelly Myers, one of the people spearheading the campaign for the park, gave the Wabash Park Board a brief update on the plans.
 
The all-inclusive park committee had not updated the board since August 2015, Myers told The Paper of Wabash, and members thought the board should be informed of its progress.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
North Wabash Street could see improvements
By Joseph Slacian
 
North Wabash Street could see some improvements to coincide with the building of the new Parkview Wabash Hospital.
 
Mayor Scott Long told those attending the June 8 Business Before Hours program at the Honeywell Center that the city is exploring options in that area.
 
“We’re going to try to get Wabash Street rebuilt to accept the increased flow of traffic on that north section,” Long told those gathered at the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce sponsored event.  “We’re getting some quotes to get some designs to do that."
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Moore nominate as District 18 Democratic candidate
Dee Moore is now in the running against David Wolkins this election season for District 18 seat. The Wabash County Democratic Party together with the Kosciusko County Democratic Party nominated Moore on June 7. Photo by David Purvis-Fenker

By David Purvis-Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Wabash County Democratic Party, together with the Kosciusko County Democratic Party, caucused June 7 to nominated Dee Moore to run against David Wolkins for the District 18 seat in the Indiana State House of Representatives. 
 
District 18 covers all of Wabash County, part of southern Kosciusko County, and small portions of Grant and Miami Counties. A caucus is required by Indiana state law to fill a ballot vacancy after the primary election. The June 7 caucus was called after Moore decided to run against Wolkins in March.
 
David Kolbe, Chairman of the Kosciusko County Democratic Party, nominated Moore at the caucus, and party members voted unanimously for her.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Ugalde’s changes location, name
By Emma Rausch
 
Ugalde’s is moving to North Cass Street and taking over the previous Ponderosa location.
 
Founded in 2000, the family restaurant will be moving from its current location on 1950 S. Wabash St. to a new facility at the intersection of North Cass Street and U.S. 24, according to Gabriel Ugalde, owner.
 
Together with his brothers Bernardo Alcantara and Alfredo Ugalde, Ugalde purchased the Ponderosa facility in early March and, on March 31, officials from Ponderosa announced the restaurant would be closing.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Weather causes one-car accident
Rescue personnel check on the driver of a Ford pick-up truck that rolled into a ditch after hitting standing water on Old U.S. 24 early Friday morning. Photo by Mike Rees
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
No one was injured early Friday morning, June 10, in a one-vehicle accident on Old U.S. 24, about 2,000 feet west of State Road 115.
 
According to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, at 6:18 a.m. a Ford pick-up truck driven by Kristian N. Gaerte, 47, North Manchester, was westbound on Old 24 when it hit standing water, causing it to exit the roadway.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
WPD investigating armed robbery
WPD released a picture of the suspect involved with the armed robbery June 9 at Boost Mobile Store on Harrison Avenue. The suspect is a white male, approximately 6-foot-tall wearing dark gray shoes, blue athletic type pants, and dark gray full zip hoodie.
The suspect was also wearing a plain black hat with small print on the front of the hat bill. Photo provided
 
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash Police are investigating a June 9 armed robbery at the Boost Mobile store, 150 Harrison Ave.
 
The robbery took place at approximately 9:36 p.m. 
 
According to a news release from Sgt. Matt Benson, Wabash Police’s Public Information Officer:
 
A female clerk was the lone employee in the store at the time and was not physically injured in the robbery.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Ivy Tech transition moving smoothly
By Joseph Slacian
 
The transition of moving Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash campus from the Kokomo Region to the Northeast Region is moving smoothly.
 
That was the word Wednesday morning, June 8, from Oliver Barie, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s Executive Director of Resource Development.
 
Barie made the comments during the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
NM man facing drug charges
Aaron Sloop
 
By The Paper staff
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- A North Manchester man is facing drug charges after being arrested Sunday morning in North Manchester.
 
According to a news release from interim North Manchester Police Chief Steve Olsen, Sgt. Greg Tomlinson made contact with the man, Aaron Sloop, 30, about 11:43 a.m. Sunday on Heeter Street and State Road 114 W.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14

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