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Wabash Street traffic stop leads to drug arrest
Larry L. Noland
 
By The Paper staff
 
A Wabash Police Department traffic stop on Monday, May 23, led to the arrest of a Wabash man on drug related charges.
 
At approximately 11:16 p.m., WPD Sgt. Nick Brubaker observed a traffic violation near the intersection of Wabash Street and Market Street, according to Sgt. Matt Benson, public information officer.
 
Posted on 2016 May 27
WCS cuts faculty, programs to meet financial budget
By Emma Rausch
 
Sighs were audible from the Wabash City Schools Board members on Monday, May 16, as they announced five faculty resignations and the elimination of eighth grade science, two administrative positions and the school resource officer.
 
In total, the board announced a total of 13 budget cut changes to reduce spending by $390,000, which included Wabash-Miami Area Program reconfiguration, changes to charges for Vernon Manor children and eliminating two aides at the high school.
 
Prior to Monday’s decision, the board’s budget for 2016 was $9,917,760 while target revenue was only $9,600,000. Therefore, $317,760 in cuts was needed.
Posted on 2016 May 24
MHS graduate killed in crash
By Joseph Slacian & Eric Christiansen
 
A North Manchester resident was killed Tuesday, May 17, in a one-vehicle accident about 13 miles south of Laramie, Wyo.
 
The resident, Matthew Fahs-Brown, was a passenger in a 2004 Suzuki XL-7 SUV driven by Tyler Peters of Richmond, Ky.
 
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Peters’ vehicle was traveling south of U.S. 287 in light snow with wet and icy road conditions. While crossing over a bridge deck, Peters lost control of the vehicle, left the highway and rolled several times. 
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Downtown ready for Revolution
Karen Eilts and Whitney Millspaugh sweep along South Wabash Street on Monday morning. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Volunteers were downtown Monday morning, sprucing up the City of Wabash in preparation of the arrival of crews with the Small Business Revolution Main Street this week.
 
Workers began sweeping the sidewalk, washing windows and some buildings were even going to be power washed prior to filming scenes downtown for the Small Business Revolution series based in Wabash.
 
Officials from Deluxe Corporation, which sponsored the contest, and a film crew from Flow Nonfiction will be in town this week meeting with and filming small businesses as part of the contest prize.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
City, county to provide CVB additional funds
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash County Commissioners and the City of Wabash are joining forces to provide $75,000 to the Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau this year.
 
At April’s Wabash County Council meeting, CVB Director Christine Flohr asked for and received permission to seek an additional appropriation from the commissioners for this year.
 
Mayor Scott Long, at the May 16 Commissioners meeting, announced the city would join the county in providing $37,500 each from their respective County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds.
 
“We’ll look to see how that funding could possibly be split for 2017 when I submit the budget for the full calendar year for the expansion of services plan,” Flohr told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Locals send Wabash care package to Silverton
By Joseph Slacian
 
While the competition was fierce, the new friendship built between residents of Wabash and Silverton, Ore., isn’t.
 
Several local residents downtown business owners have reached out to their counterparts in Silverton, many ordering various wares from the businesses there.
 
Wabash and Silverton were competing for the top prize in the Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution Main Street competition. Wabash won and will receive $500,000 in goods and services for its small businesses.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Ivy Tech names Ellspermann new president
Dr. Sue Ellspermann was the keynote speaker at the 51st annual Heartland Career Center Certificate Presentation and Career Excellence Recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 18. Ellspermann was named president of Ivy Tech Community College just hours prior to her speech. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was named the new president of Ivy Tech Community College on Wednesday, May 18.
 
Ellspermann served as lieutenant governor from 2012 to March 2, 2016, when she announced her resignation to pursue the community college’s presidency.
 
On Wednesday afternoon, Ivy Tech Community College trustees voted 11-0 to appoint Ellspermann starting July 1.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Heartland Career Center recognizes certified senior class
Jay Morris and Brian Evans (from left) shake hands with senior Jospehine Marchetti as they present her with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Ventures. More than 100 seniors were presented certificates at the Heartland Career Center’s 51st Certificate Presentation and Career Excellence Recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 18. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Heartland Career Center honored more than 100 seniors Wednesday night, May 18, at its 51st Anniversary of the Certificate Presentation and Career Excellence Recognition.
 
Students in the 2016 graduating class earned certificates in professions including automotive collision repair, automotive service technology, construction technology, cosmetology, criminal justice, culinary arts and hospitality management, diesel service technology, early childhood education, electronics and computer technology, entrepreneurship and new ventures, health science education, interactive media, servers and security, precision machining, and welding technology.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24

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