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MCS school board flyer raises concerns

By Amanda Bridgman
abridgman@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- A political flyer about Manchester Community Schools referendum inserted in some of Tuesday, Oct. 16, editions of The Paper of Wabash County has drawn some fire. 
The flyer, titled “FACTS about the Manchester School Referendum” asks “Did you know?” and lists 19 bullet points about the hotly debated Fieldhouse project. The flyer ends with “Vote for Board Members who will respect and include the community. Kevin Kling, David Terflinger, Michael Dixon.” A disclaimer at the bottom of the flyer reads “Not paid for or endorsed by a candidate for office.”


According to the Indiana Election Division, the disclaimer identifies who paid for certain political material and whether any candidate approves of the material if the material is paid for by someone other than the candidate. Under state election code, “A disclaimer is required when the name, or a photograph or drawing of the candidate appears in the material or the identity of the candidate is apparent by unambiguous reference.” But exactly what language is required in the disclaimer depends on who authorized and who paid for the literature of material.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
MSD forum rules are set

By The Paper staff

Voters in the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County will have two chances to hear from the candidates for the MSD school board next week.


On Oct. 29 at the Wabash County YMCA, candidates will gather for a meet and greet with the public.


The event will run from 5-8 p.m. and will allow MSD residents to meet one-on-one with the various candidates.


The following night, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, an MSD candidate forum will take place in the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
Manchester Marketplace celebrates community, new location anniversary Saturday, Oct, 20

By David Fenker

Special to The Paper

NORTH MANCHESTER -- One year ago, siblings Gary Long and Rochelle Long took a leap of faith and relocated Manchester Marketplace away from North Manchester's Main Street.


The bulk food and discount grocery store, now located just south of town at 11659 N. State Road 13, expanded its selection with the move, which also made taking deliveries easier.


"We are very thankful for all the support shown from the community and the surrounding area," Gary Long said. “We are grateful for our customers from South Whitley, Wabash, Huntington, Bippus, Andrews, Silver Lake, and many more towns and cities.


“We look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.”

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
City OKs bids to demolish 3 homes

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Bids from two firms to demolish three homes in Wabash were approved when the Wabash Board of Publics Works and Safety met on Thursday, Oct. 18.


Earth Works, Urbana, received the OK to demolish homes at 978 Mill St. and 131 E. Maple St., while Brainard Excavating and Snow Removal, Wabash, received OK to demolish a home at 610 High St.


Earth Works bid $4,150 for the Mill Street home and $5,450 for the Maple Street home.


Brainard bid $5,470 for the Maple Street home.


Hank’s Construction also submitted bids for the projects.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
WCS lays out school improvement plan

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

After hearing his principals lay out the blueprints for school improvement plans, Wabash City School Superintendent Jason Callahan unveiled his corporation-wide goals for the 2018-19 school year at the Monday, Oct. 15 meeting.


Those goals were:


 Continue to grow enrollment.


 Increase post-secondary employment, employment at a living wage, and enlistment in military service.


 Maintain 8 percent cash balance in General Fund and grow Rainy Day fund by 15 percent.


 Further develop Career Pathway Partnerships


 Start at least one student business.


 Strengthen school safety plan.


 Increase the number of international students.


 Increase the number of students who hold a 529 College Savings Plan.


 Increase the number of students to the General Education Transfer Core Certificate.


 All teaching staff and Administration attend two levels of strengths training.


 Develop a building and grounds priority list


 Establish an Education fund.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
County OKs purchase of generator

By Amanda Bridgman
abridgman@nmpaper.com

It was a quick meeting of the Wabash County Commissioners Monday, Oct. 22, morning.


The purchase and installation of a $6,700 10KW Generac generator for emergency use at the county's newly bought coroner building was approved by the commissioners, pending checking the account balance for the excess dollars from the purchase of the building.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
MSD candidate forum planned

By The Paper Staff

Candidates in the MSD of Wabash County school board race will be invited to a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

The event will take place in the Honeywell Center's Legacy Hall. 

Organizers told The Paper of Wabash Countyon Monday afternoon that invitations would be sent to candidates within the next 24 hours. Details will be found in the Oct. 24 The Paper. 

The forum comes one day after a Meet the Candidate event at the Wabash County YMCA. That event will be from 5-8 pm. Monday, Oct. 29. 

Posted on 2018 Oct 16
State to county: Accept all requests

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash County Clerk’s office must accept all requests for absentee ballots, even if they aren’t the proper ones.


That was the ruling by the Indiana Election Division in light of a decision last week by the Wabash County Election Board not to accept any requests that came via the Indiana Democratic Party.


The Indiana Democratic Party mailed thousands of defected absentee ballot request forms to likely Democratic voters in September, according to Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The mailing didn’t contain mandatory instructions on how to fill them out.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 16

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