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Pegg joins Wabash Fire Department
Probationary firefighter Jacob Pegg receives the oath of office from Mayor Scott Long. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Jacob Pegg is the newest probationary firefighter with the Wabash Fire Department.
 
Mayor Scott Long gave Pegg the oath of office when the Wabash City Council met on June 13.
 
“I’ve wanted to be a firefighter ever since I was little,” Pegg said following the meeting. “I can’t be more proud of what I’m doing now.”
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Wabash County Transit seeks 2017 grant
David Purvis-Fenker
 
Living Well in Wabash County is seeking a grant for 2017 to assist with the operating costs of Wabash County Transit (WCT).
 
Beverly Ferry, Chief Executive Officer of Living Well in Wabash County, presented information about the grant to the Wabash County Commissioners on June 13.
 
WCT has a projected budget of nearly $600,000 for 2017. Of that, nearly $199,000 comes from local sources. These sources include discounts granted to WCT by local businesses, which average between $20,000 and $60,000 per year.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
KC & The Sunshine Band to perform at Ford Theater
Harry Wayne Casey – better know as KC – will biring KC and the Sunshine to the Honeywell Center’s Ford for a July 2 concert. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
It’s been more than 40 years since Harry Wayne Casey burst upon the music scene.
 
Casey, better known as KC, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, has been getting people out on the dance floor with his sound that is a mixture of R&B and pop that spawned dance music.
 
KC will bring his unique sound to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater for a 7:30 p.m. show on July 2.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
WCS Board approve administrator salaries
By Emma Rausch
 
Two Wabash City Schools administrators received raises following the School Board’s approval on Monday, June 13.
 
The board approved raises for Chief Business Officer Matt Stone and O.J. Neighbours Assistant Principal Josh Blossom, both of which took over additional administrative duties this year.
 
“The only changes from the (2015)-16 year to the 16-17 year are Mr. Stone comes with a $10,000 increase,” Superintendent Jason Callahan said.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Retired Grissom commander gets Key to the City
Mayor Scott Long presents Col. Douglas Schwartz (Ret.) the Key to the City. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Col. Douglas Schwartz, the retired 434th Air Refueling wing commander at Grissom Air Reserve Base, is the latest recipient of the Key to the City of Wabash.
 
Schwartz, who retired in May, received the honor from Mayor Scott Long during the June 13 Wabash City Council meeting.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
City Schools handbooks updated; changes made to unexcused absences
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools students will no longer have six allowed absences per semester and it’s for the better, according to Laura Sigler, Wabash Middle School (WMS) vice principal.
 
Sigler met with the Wabash City Schools Board Monday, June 13, to update the board on the middle school’s student handbook changes, the majority of which were to the attendance policy.
 
“I found out that we weren’t 100 percent compliant with the Indiana code for attendance as well as recommendations by the Department of Education,” Sigler told the board.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Wabash man facing drug charges following trespass report
Justin H. Huttinger
 
By The Paper staff
 
A Wabash man was arrested on drug-related charges Thursday morning, June 16, after he was reported trespassing.
 
According to a news release from Sgt. Matt Benson, Wabash Police Department Public Information Officer:
 
At approximately 12:24 a.m., Wabash Police Department officers responded to Village Pantry, located at 204 Stitt St., for a report of a subject trespassing in the store.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
LaFontaine man charged in connection to January burglary
Shane McCray
 
By Emma Rausch
 
LAFONTAINE – A LaFontaine man has been arrested on felony charges in connection to a Jan. 24 burglary of a Branson Street residence.
 
Shane W. McCray, 27, was booked into the Wabash County Jail on Saturday, June 11, on the charges of felony burglary wherein the building or structure is a dwelling, felony conspiracy to commit burglary and misdemeanor theft of less than $750.
 
McCray’s arrest follows a five-month Wabash County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21

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