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Walorski talks Trump administration, tax reform at Wabash roundtable

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Indiana 2nd District, speaks with Michael Abbott, lean coordinator, during a tour of the Global Precision Parts on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Walorski also toured the Wabash County Historical Museum during her visit to Wabash before attending a roundtable with local business leaders. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski sat down and talked business with locals Wednesday, Feb. 22, at a private roundtable meeting in the Wabash County Historical Museum.

After touring Global Precision Parts, Walorski, who represents Indiana’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke with Wabash’s business leaders at the closed meeting per the request of City Mayor Scott Long.

Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Walorski: Trump is most productive president in 50 years
By Emma Rausch
 
President Donald Trump’s “first 100 days have been more productive than probably any president” in 50 years, according to U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski.
 
In less than a month, Trump has signed 13 executive orders, according to the White House website.
 
During a visit to Wabash on Wednesday, Feb. 22, Walorski told The Paper of Wabash County that she thinks “he’s doing exactly what he told the American people he would do.”
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Wabash March of Dimes kicks off annual walk March 9

Kyle and Heidi Merrick cradle their daughter Kendall, who was born prematurely at 27 weeks and six days. The Merricks are this year’s Wabash March of Dimes ambassadors. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash Committee for the March of Dimes will host its March for Babies kickoff event Thursday, March 9, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

Open to the public, the kickoff will provide important information about the March of Dimes, March for Babies Walk and the annual Zumba-thon fundraiser as well as offer attendees the opportunity to meet this year’s March of Dimes Ambassadors Heidi Merrick and her daughter, Kendall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Lagro Township seeks to purchase town firehouse
By Emma Rausch
 
LAGRO – The Lagro Town Council and the Lagro Township met Wednesday, Feb. 22, to discuss the possible sale of the town’s firehouse.
 
Currently owned by the town council, the building’s transfer “would definitely benefit the township,” Council President Richard Monce told The Paper of Wabash County
 
“The township, which occupies 90 percent of the building, has a need to do some further expansion to the building,” Monce said, “and in order to do that, they’re going to own the building because the town simply cannot afford to add on the additions that they require.”
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Lack of space sends four prisoners to Wells County Jail
By David Fenker
 
Four female Wabash County prisoners were transferred to the Wells County Jail over the weekend.
 
According to Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land, the transfers occurred due to a lack of space at both the Wabash County and Miami County facilities.
 
“We’re not sure how long they’ll be there,” Land said. “We had more females today… and it was just that Miami County couldn’t take them.”
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
‘Pippin’ dances into Wabash March 5

“Pippin” arrives in Wabash Sunday, March 5, dancing and dazzling audience members with its songs and circus-like performances. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

Acrobatics, magic and music arrive at the Honeywell Center Sunday, March 5, in the Tony Award-winning production “Pippin.”

Through song and circus performances, the musical tells the story of Pippin, a young prince portrayed by Naysh Fox on a journey to find passion and adventure.

The Leading Player, portrayed by actress Housso Semon, sets the scene by not only controlling the characters, but the audience members as well.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Wabash County Sheriffs join in statewide dangerous driving prevention effort
By The Paper staff
 
The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department (WCSD) will be joining efforts against dangerous and impaired driving next month in collaboration with more than 250 Indiana state and local law enforcement agencies.
 
The WCSD announced Wednesday, Feb. 23, that the statewide effort, starting March 3, will increase education and enforcement. Through March 26, officers across the state will conduct high-visibility patrols specifically designated to identify and intercept those driving aggressively and under the influence.
 
Dangerous driving also includes factors such as traveling at a speed too fast for weather conditions, driver distracted and driver fell asleep at the wheel or fatigued.
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 22
Somerset man succumbs to injuries sustained in Feb. 11 crash
By The Paper staff
 
A Somerset man passed away Monday morning, Feb. 20, after succumbing to his injuries sustained in a Feb. 11 motorcycle accident.
 
On Feb. 11 at approximately 3:47 p.m., Katie L. Owens, 36, Wabash, was exiting a shopping center parking lot onto State Road 15, near the U.S. 24 intersection, when she collided with a motorcycle driven by Seth M. Zahalka, 18, Somerset, according to a Wabash City Police report.
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 21

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