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WPD undergoes various training

By The Paper staff

Over the last month the members of the Wabash Police Department have been actively training in numerous locations in the city. 

Due to the nationwide increase of active shooter situations the Wabash City Police are training to be more prepared for these incidents, Capt. Matt Benson, WPD’s Public Information Officer, said.  Members of the Wabash City Police Department began our active shooting training by attending Rescue Task Force Response to Active Shooter in cooperation with the Wabash Fire Department. 

The Spartan Tactical Training Group, LLC instructed area law enforcement and fire department. This training consisted of response to active shooter and to get medics to injured parties quickly and safely.  Officers were trained to keep medics safe and to assist in removing people from the scene.  The New Journey Community Church officials provided their facility for two days of training. 

 
Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Benefit planned for Miami County business owner

By The Paper staff

DENVER -- Family and friends are rallying behind Fred Raider, a local Miami County business owner who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2012, by throwing a benefit dinner in his honor on July 28th. 

Raider has been battling health complications since he began treatment for his cancer in 2012. He is the owner of Raider Truck Repair in Denver, and also a 1974 graduate from North Miami High School. He started his own business in 1985 in Denver and had worked as an auto-diesel mechanic up until 2013 when his health deteriorated and left him unable to work.

Raider went through two of chemotherapy locally in 2012 and 2013, and unfortunately his cancer returned after each round of chemo. After these failed attempts to treat his cancer, Raider's local oncologist sent him to Greenwood to meet with a team of doctors who specialize in bone marrow transplants. 

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Ribbon cutting planned for Arts Que

By The Paper staff

Grow Wabash County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest BBQ place in town – Art’s Que Catering + Mobile BBQ. 

Named for head pitmaster Jim Haist’s late grandfather, Art’s Que, first opened in the Fort Wayne area on Aug. 1, 2017. After operating there for several months Haist and his family decided to move their mobile BBQ to a place he considers to be home – Wabash. Although Haist was raised in Fort Wayne, he has always held an affinity for Wabash. His grandfather Art and his wife, Maxine, moved to Wabash over 70 years ago and some of Jim’s fondest memories are here.

“It just made sense, coming back here is just like coming home and the businesses in Wabash work as a community,” Haist said, discussing his decision to move to Wabash. “It’s a comforting feeling to know my neighbors and know that we are all working together for the greater good of the community.”

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Unger Mountain assembly begins at Southwood

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Crews began assembling the Unger Mountain climbing wall at Southwood Jr.-Sr.  High School on Tuesday, July 10, Metropolitan School District of Wabash County Superintendent Mike Keaffaber informed the school board at Tuesday’s meeting.


Heartland REMC dug the initial holes where the three, 60-foot support poles will go in the ground.
Shawn Unger was also on hand to help with the assembly process. His family donated the structure to MSD with the only stipulation that it remain the name Unger Mountain.
 

Posted on 2018 Jul 17
College Choice 529 Savings surpasses $4.5 billions assets

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The announcement from the Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell on July 10 that the state’s tax-advantaged College Choice 529 education savings program had exceeded $4.5 billion in assets came as music to Clint Kugler’s ears.


Kugler was instrumental in helping create the Wabash County Promise college savings option for students in the county.


Five years ago, the Wabash County Promise was created. As community partners have worked together to create opportunities for children, when the Wabash County Promise was created, only 6 percent of kids in Wabash County under the age of 18 had a college savings account.


“We’ve seen radical increases in that,” Kugler said. “We’ve helped activate and engage families in the College Choice program, as well as doing lessons in the classroom and doing experiential college visits to Manchester University. We helped really shape their identity as someone who is important to our community long-term.”
 

Posted on 2018 Jul 17
MSD details plans for school safety grant money

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Metropolitan School District of Wabash County Superintendent Mike Keaffaber gave some insight into what the district might do with grant funds from the Indiana Secured School Safety Board when the MSD board met Tuesday, July 10.


The district was award $25,000 in grant money, which it must match with its own funds. The grant funds can be used for the employment of school resource officers (SRO), to purchase equipment or conduct threat assessments.


“It’s not exactly what we thought it was going to be, but we did get half of it,” Keaffaber said. “When we applied several months ago, we were looking at equipment, not the SRO. We applied for $50,000 for equipment, one thing wasn’t approved and that was worth $25,000, so they cut it back $25,000.”
 

Posted on 2018 Jul 17
Redevelopment Commission OKs land Transfer

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash Redevelopment Commission approved signing a quit claim deed to give the City of Wabash a tract of land just south of the downtown area.


Doing so will qualify the city for a possible Brownfield Grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.


The land, the former A. Sposeep & Sons scrapyard, is at 55 Water St., was donated to the Redevelopment Commission earlier this year by the Sposeep family. However, the donation was done too early to qualify for the grant, according to Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County.
 

Posted on 2018 Jul 17
10X to open in Wabash

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

10X Engineered Materials LLC, a clean-tech science and engineering startup company, plans to establish operations in Wabash County, creating 26 new, high-wage jobs by 2021, state, local and company officials announced Monday morning, July 9.


The firm will be located in the former Spiece Warehouse building, 11672 Manchester Ave.


"Indiana's reputation as a hub for innovation continues to grow as high-tech companies like 10X choose our state for growth," said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). "Our talented workforce and business-friendly environment make Indiana the best place to start and scale a business. We're excited 10X has chosen Indiana for growth and look forward to seeing the new technologies they develop and jobs they create in northeast Indiana."
 

Posted on 2018 Jul 10

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