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The Paper to launch DIGITAL PLUS

By The Paper Staff


Beginning May 1, The Paper of Wabash County will launch a powerful online marketing tool for local businesses called DIGITAL PLUS.


As part of a local business’ advertising with The Paper of Wabash County,  a search-optimized profile/mini web page will be created and uploaded in our new Shop Local Marketplace.


“We’re very excited about this new, cost-efficient way to help local businesses market their businesses to thousands of additional potential customers worldwide,” The Paper publisher Don Hurd said.

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Brewer, Ulshafer seek Wabash 3rd District seat

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Terry Brewer Jr. and Sheryll Ulshafer are seeking the Republican nomination for the Wabash City Council’s Third District seat in the May 7 Primary Election.


The winner will be on the November ballot. As of now, there is not a Democrat candidate for the post.


The Third District seat is now filled by Republican Bob Greene, who opted not to seek re-election.


The Paper of Wabash County asked Brewer and Ulshafer a series of questions, to which the candidates had up to 75 words to answer. Their responses follow in an alphabetical, rotating basis.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Candidates seek posts in Wabash, LaFontaine, NM

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

LAFONTAINE – Six people are seeking the Republican nomination in the May 7 Primary Election for three spots on the November ballot for the LaFontaine Town Board.


Lori Brane, Indie Piercy, Jay Gillespie, E. John Khrin III, Mike Holderman and Jerry Waite are seeking their party’s nomination. Brane and Gillespie are incumbents. A third member of the board, Janet Pattee, opted not to seek re-election.


The Paper of Wabash County asked the candidates a series of questions. Their responses are not to exceed 75 words.


Their answers appear alphabetically in a rotating format.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Monroe, Schoeiing seek Wabash City Council's 2nd District seat

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Eric Schoening and Dave Monroe are seeking the Republican nomination for the Wabash City Council’s Second District seat in the May 7 Primary Election.


The winner will be on the November General Election ballot. As of now, there is not a Democratic candidate for the post.


Schoening is an incumbent, but is in his first election campaign. He was appointed to the post by the Republican Party after Council member Aaron McClary resigned after moving from the City of Wabash. McClary won the November 2015 Council election against Monroe, who ran as a Democrat at that time.


The Paper of Wabash County asked the two candidates a series of questions, who which they had up to 75 words to answer.

Monroe failed to respond to the questions.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Adams, Bouse seek Wabash's 5th District post

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Doug Adams and Jonathon Bouse are seeking the Republican nomination in the May 7 Primary Election for the Wabash City Council’s Fifth District seat.


Either Adams or Bouse will be on the November ballot for the district seat. There currently is no Democratic candidate for the post.


Adams is an incumbent who is completing his first term on the Council. This is Bouse’s first attempt for a Wabash City Council post.


The Paper of Wabash County asked the candidates a series of questions. They had up to 75 words to answer.


Their answers appear alphabetically in a rotating basis.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
DeLaughter, Smith meet in NM's only race

By Eric Christiansen
echristiansen@nmpaper.com

Two Republicans are vying the North Manchester Town Council District 2 seat in the upcoming Primary Electionpn  May 7, incumbent Jim Smith and challenger Tony DeLaughter.


The winner is as of yet unchallenged in the November General Election.


Smith has played a prevalent role in North Manchester with many different hats. Hehopes to continue one of those roles as a member of the Town Council after the May 7 election.


Smith joined the council in 2008 after Stan Escott resigned. Smith had moved back to North Manchester mid-2007 after spending nine years as the superintendent for the Oak Hill School District.


He and his family first moved to North Manchester in 1984 when he took a job as assistant principal and athletic director at Manchester High School. Three years later he became principal and MHS, then in 1993 spent four years as assistant superintendent for the school system.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
MSD board rejects painting, carpet bids

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The MSD of Wabash County school board Tuesday night rejected a bid to complete carpeting and painting upgrades at Northfield and Southwood High Schools.


It was reported during the meeting that Shawnee Construction out of Fort Wayne was the lone bidder for the project, bidding roughly $1.98 million for the scope of work.


The school district had hoped the bids would come back more in the $1.34 million-range, and wanted to stay under between $1.6 and $1.8 million.


Both members Kevin Bowman and Todd Topliff said they couldn’t support paying that much for work on the schools which was aesthetic in nature.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Distracted driver causes 3-car accident

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

A distracted driver caused a three-vehicle pile up in downtown Wabash Wednesday afternoon, according to an accident report released by the Wabash Police Department.


According to the report, at about 1:42 p.m., Julie A. Hobbs, 51, Wabash, was driving a 2014 Dodge Charger southbound on Wabash Street near the intersection of Market Street.


Hobbs ran a red light, striking a 2019 Peterbilt fuel tanker driven by Lowell D. Mason, 58, Marion.
 

Posted on 2019 Apr 30

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