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Visit Wabash County adds intern

Officials from Visit Wabash County have announced that Corinne Kugler, a Wabash High School junior, has joined the organization as the Visitor Services Intern. 

The internship with Visit Wabash County includes greeting and helping visitors, assisting with the oversight of the Welcome Center, merchandising, aiding with Visitor Guide distribution, and restocking brochure racks.

“I have been very impressed with Corinne’s work ethic and what she has been able to accomplish so far,” said Katie Jones, Creative Lead at Visit Wabash County. “She is an excellent addition to our team, and I am excited to see her grow and develop in this position.”

Posted on 2021 Feb 23
City Schools to add preschool class

The members of the Wabash City School board met on Tuesday Feb. 16 to conduct business.

During this meeting the board:

Approved the recommendation to add a 3-year-old preschool classroom at L.H. Carpenter for the 2021-22 school year.

Approved Angela Satterthwaite to fill the maternity leave for Christin Hoppes beginning March 2, 2021 through the end of the school year at a rate of $14 per hour.

Approved Tristan Vigar for the paraprofessional position in Mrs. Hoppes’ classroom beginning March 2, 2021 through the end of the school year at a rate of $11 per hour.

Posted on 2021 Feb 23
MSD board honors various students

Members of the MSD of Wabash County School Board met to conduct business on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

During the meeting the board approved donations totaling $1,800.

Also, during the meeting, the following staff and students were recognized from each school.

Both Northfield High School and Southwood High School received an IHSAA Exemplary Behavior Notification for their great sportsmanship in the first round of the Girls’ Basketball Sectional.

Congratulations were given to the Lady Norse Varsity Basketball team on winning the TRC this year along with the IHSAA Sectional. This is the fourth TRC championship in a row for the Lady Norse and third Sectional in a row. Emma Hoover and Kearston Stout were also congratulated for signing to continue their education and basketball careers at Trine University.

The pair signed to play at Trine on Monday, Feb. 8

Posted on 2021 Feb 16
Friendship Hill may close for repairs

Friendship Hill, the city’s inclusive playground, could be shut down later this year for repairs.

That was the word the Wabash Park Board received Wednesday, Feb. 10, from Park Superintendent Adam Hall.

The colorful rubber mat that surrounds the playground is coming up and must be repaired.

“We will most likely have to close the park,” Hall told The Paper of Wabash County following the meeting. “People must stay off the rubber surfacing while it cures, and it is hard to keep other sections open.

“However, I’m only speculating at this point. I will know more once I have more meetings with the designers and company.”

The problem was discovered last winter, Hall said.

“As it got colder, we noticed the surfacing started to raise in areas around the playground,” he said.

Posted on 2021 Feb 16
Snow Buddies bring smile to Grandma's face

A pair of local sisters took advantage of last week’s snowfall to bring a smile to their grandmother’s face.

Chrissy Chamberlain and Kimberly Baer, along with Kimberly’s daughter, Karmyn, went to Bickford Cottage to build a family of snow buddies outside the room of their grandmother and great-grandmother, Martha Chamberlain.

Mrs. Chamberlain, 92, recently moved to Bickford, and family members say she is quite lonely, having recently lost her husband of more than 70 years, Orville Chamberlain.

“When Grandma moved into Bickford, we knew it would be hard for us to have visits with her, especially with the great-grandkids,” Chrissy Chamberlain told The Paper of Wabash County.

When the snow arrived, she contacted Kimberly and asked if she and Karmyn would like to meet at Bickford to build “a big snowman for Grandma.”

“We gathered some fun supplies and met there Tuesday,” she continued. “I went to the door to ask if it was OK (to build the snowman), and one of the employees said that would be wonderful.”

Posted on 2021 Feb 09
Cancer Society dedicates Tree of Caring: Tree honors those who battled cancer

The Cancer Society of Wabash County met on Sunday, Feb. 7 to kick off the annual Tree of Caring fundraiser.

During the meeting, guests were able to look at the Tree of Caring which has tags of people’s names who are either currently fighting cancer, have battled cancer and survived, or who have passed away as a result of their cancer.

Also, during the meeting, Brian Chamberlain gave a faith-based message and prayed for the society, fundraiser, and all who have been affected by cancer.

Posted on 2021 Feb 09
One killed, one injured in raid

A Wabash man was shot and killed Thursday evening as police were trying to serve a warrant as part of a drug investigation.

According to Sgt. Tony Slocum, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer at the Peru Post:

The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detectives revealed that at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) served a search warrant at 63 East Main Street, Apt. 3, Wabash. After officers made entry into the residence, there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the occupant(s) inside.

Two people inside the home appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds. Roger D. Hipskind, 37, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 35-year-old women was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital. No officers were injured.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
MSD students receive recognition from board

Members of the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board met to conduct business on Tuesday Jan. 26.

Donations were approved for a total of $527.30. Recommendations were approved for the purchase of new school buses, as well as the Northfield senior class trip.

Also, during the meeting, the board heard highlights from schools in the district.

Southwood senior, Aaliyah Douglass, was congratulated for advancing to the Girls State Wrestling Finals on Jan. 15, where she finished in 8th place finish.

Senior Carson Rich was congratulated on scoring the 1,000th point of his basketball career on Jan. 22 against Tippecanoe Valley.

The Southwood girls basketball team recently received an exemplary behavior report from the IHSAA. The game official stated it was obvious that the Southwood coaching staff emphasized sportsmanship within their program. Sophomore Alaina Winer was honored for her positive attitude and outstanding sportsmanship.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02

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