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New Heartland equipment advances opportunities for health ed students

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Health education students at the Heartland Career Center will get a close look at the workings of the human body, thanks to a new piece of equipment recently purchased by the school.


The Anatomage Table was delivered to the school about a month ago and on Wednesday, Dec. 12, students and staff alike were trained on how to operate the machine.


The table is about 7 feet long and three feet wide, and has a video screen on the top.


On the screen, the students can see 3-D images of the human body and, with the push of a few icons, the inner workings of the body as well.


The table can lie flat, or it can stand upright so an instructor can use it in a lecture setting.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19
WMI busy during 2018, Council told

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

It was a busy year for Wabash Marketplace Inc., the Wabash City Council learned on Monday, Dec. 10.


The organization has been busy overseeing the façade grant portion of the Stellar Community Grant program, Interim Project Coordinator Andrea Zwiebel told Council when she appeared before it to give an annual update.


Eleven downtown buildings received new facades through the program, she said, with work still being completed on the last two – Reading Room Books and the Historic Eagles Theatre.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19
WHS takes donations for Apaches Presence

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash High School Assistant Principal Jeff Galley sees it every year.


As the weather turns colder into the winter months, children walk to school every day in the freezing cold without the proper attire such as coats, hats, gloves and scarves.


Students and staff decided to do something about it.


They’ve created a program called the Apaches Presence, where they collect donated cold weather attire, place them into bags, and place them in various places throughout the city for those in need to take for free, no questions asked.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19
MCS board hires interim superintendent

By Amanda Bridgman
abridgman@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER — Russ Mikel will be the interim superintendent for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year at Manchester Community Schools.


That became official at the MCS school board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, night.


Mikel comes to MCS as an interim through an agreement with Administrator Assistance.


Mikel will be paid $600 per day services are provided, plus mileage at the current IRS rate of 54.5 cents per mile.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 18
City won't participate in vehicle replacement program

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

It was a busy year for Wabash Marketplace Inc., the Wabash City Council learned on Monday, Dec. 10.


The organization has been busy overseeing the façade grant portion of the Stellar Community Grant program, Interim Project Coordinator Andrea Zwiebel told Council when she appeared before it to give an annual update.


Eleven downtown buildings received new facades through the program, she said, with work still being completed on the last two – Reading Room Books and the Historic Eagles Theatre.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 18
MSD has bond hearing for capital projects

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County Tuesday night approved the borrowing of $2.5 million for capital projects at a bond hearing as part of its regularly scheduled school board meeting.


Assistant Superintendent Chris Kuhn laid out the framework for the deal.


The bond is a lease bond that the school district will invest back into its buildings in renovation projects.


According to Indiana Code, any time a school corporation finances more than $1 million in bonds to build, repair of alter its school buildings, it must have a public hearing.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 18
County bids farewell to Givens, Land

Outgoing Wabash County Commissioner Scott Givens (right) shows off the certificate he recieved from fellow Commissioners President Brian Haupert (left) and Barry Eppley, Photo by Amanda Bridgman

By Amanda Bridgman
abridgman@nmpaper.com

Wabash County Board of Commissioners met for the last time of the year Monday, Dec. 17, bidding farewell to longtime Commissioner Scott Givens, and also to Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land.


Givens has been on the board since 2007 and will be replaced by Jeff Dawes. Commissioners Barry Eppley and Brian Haupert presented Givens with a plaque, thanking him for his service, along with a wooden clock and a map of Wabash County.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 18
Wagner to play VB at Felican

Tabatha Wagner prepares to sign her letter of intent, surrounded by her parents, Deb and Brad Wagner, Wabash High School principal Kyle Wieland and Lady Apaches coach Katie Cromer. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash High School volleyball player Tabatha Wagner has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Felician University in Rutherford, N.J.


She signed the paperwork during a ceremony Friday morning, Dec. 14, surrounded by her parents, Deb and Brad Wagner, principal Kyle Wieland and coach Katie Cromer.


“I wanted to go distance-wise, but they were like the first major school that showed interest in me,” Wagner said. “I just loved the campus. It kind of reminded me of Wabash area and the downtown area. It reminded me of home.

Posted on 2018 Dec 18

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