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Commissioners support Workforce Development grant
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
The Wabash County Commissioners agreed to provide $10,000 to the Economic Development Group of Wabash County as part of a grant application.
 
Keith Gillenwater, president and CEO of the EDG of Wabash County, asked for the commissioners’ support in applying for a $250,000 workforce development grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
 
Wabash County is the lead applicant for the grant working in conjunction with Kosciusko and Huntington counties.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
MSD violated Open Door Law
By Emma Rausch
 
MSD of Wabash County School Board violated Indiana’s Open Door Law, according to Luke H. Britt, Indiana Public Access Counselor.
 
Britt announced his official decision on Monday, Aug. 8, after a weeklong investigation into a formal complaint lodged by The Paper of Wabash County against the School Board.
 
The violation stemmed from the Board’s July 12 meeting wherein it voted to reconfigure the district’s two high schools into one.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Wabash County Relay for Life: ‘Cancer doesn’t have to be our reality’

Jami Bartel (left) packs a box of luncheons on Friday, Aug. 5, with Claudia Melanson (center) and Tammy Grizzle (right) for the Miller’s Merry Manor pulled-pork sandwich fundraiser for Relay for Life. The third annual event raised more than $1,000 for the cause. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Relay for Life of Wabash County returns to Paradise Spring Historical Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, and will again paint the town purple in support of the cancer victims and survivors.

Since March, Relay participants have fundraised for the event. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society for cancer research and other programs that benefit cancer victims on a local level, according to Aaron Holley, local Relay event co-chair.

“Just Wabash County, we raise typically about $60,000 a year, which is super exciting for us,” he told The Paper of Wabash County, “and that money goes to places locally and nationally … and it’s neat that it helps in multiple areas.”

Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Lagro landowners raise concerns on bike trail
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash River Trail from Lagro to Wabash may not be crossing along the river the whole way, according to several Lagro-riverfront landowners.
 
Lena Gray and her siblings Jess and Bernice Gressley are all saying “no” to the WRT’s development across their property.
 
“I think people are under the assumption that this trail going all the way to Wabash to Lagro and it’s already been set and it hasn’t,” Gray told The Paper of Wabash County in an interview on Thursday, Aug. 4.
 
She reached out to The Paper recently, requesting to announce her family’s decision to the public.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Habitat for Humanity dedicates Ferry Street home
Dan Early, Wabash County Habitat for Humanity president, presents Sarah Eis, her husband Matthew and children with the keys to their new home on Saturday, July 30. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Matthew and Sarah Eis are officially Wabash homeowners following the Habitat for Humanity dedication of their new Ferry Street home on Saturday, July 30.
 
In April, the Wabash County chapter of Habitat broke ground at the site, located at 490 Ferry Street, and began the five-month build on the Eis’ home.
 
Now the two-story home is complete and ready for the Eis couple and their five children to move in.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Jones’ ‘Light Up the Town’ soon to be on Honeywell stage
By Sarah Peters 
 
Wabash resident Susan Jones, playwright and former music teacher, has finished her second musical, “Light Up The Town,” replaying the history of how Wabash became the first electrically lighted city in the world. 
 
The play will open in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, Saturday, Aug. 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 14. 
 
“The Honeywell Center has been wonderful,” Jones said. “They have been helpful and encouraging, with all of the people who have designed the street signs and painted and everything, we couldn’t do it without them.”
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Miami Tribe works to preserve legacy
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma have a long history, and tribe members today are working to preserve their legacy for generations to come.
 
Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, discussed the history of the tribe and what it is doing today during a 50-minute preservation Thursday, July 28, during the History Hunters program at the Wabash County Historical Museum.
 
The tribe traces its roots to the area of the St. Joseph River in South Bend, she said. However, some believe that the tribe began where the St. Joseph feeds into Lake Michigan.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
City Schools hire several staff members
By Joseph Slacian
 
Personnel matters dominated the last Wabash City Schools board meeting before the start of the 2016-17 school year.
 
Several teachers and paraprofessionals were hired for the three schools in the district.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09

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