MCS board elects officers

Flack tabbed as president, Krouse as vice president

By Shaun Tilghman
North Manchester News-Journal

NORTH MANCHESTER - The Manchester Community Schools (MCS) Board elected officers, designated corporation appointments, and discussed board members’ compensation during its meeting on Tuesday as part of the annual school board reorganization.

Corporation Attorney Al Schlitt began the reorganization activities by swearing in the recently elected board members – Brady Burgess, Sally Krouse, Tim McLaughlin, Brian Schilling, and Dr. Nate Trump.

When it came time for the election of officers, members of the board voted unanimously in favor of Trump retaining his position as secretary, while Steve Flack and Krouse switched roles, with the former elected president and the latter vice president, respectively.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Social media can be used productively, forum attendees told

by Joseph Slacian

Brock Rose has a simple question one should ask themselves before posting something on social media: Is this something I would want my grandmother to see?

Rose, a self-proclaimed social media non-expert, spoke Friday, Jan. 16, during a Youth Worker Cafe sponsored by the Indiana Youth Institute, the Purdue Extension Office in Wabash County and the Community Foundation of Wabash County.

He spoke to about 30 individuals  -- educators, social workers, parents and others from Wabash and Miami counties -- at the event, which took place at the Heartland REMC community room.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Wabash County Little League implements new age determination amendment

by Emma Rausch

This past April, Little League International Congress met in Minneapolis, where District Administrators and delegates voted to change the league’s age determination date from April 30 to Dec. 31.

Effective immediately, players, born in or after 2006, will be assigned to a division based on the age they will turn during the 2015 calendar year and will use the new age determination date for the remainder of their Little League career. Players born prior to Jan. 1, 2006, will not be subjugated to the age amendment and will still use April 30 as the cut-off date for division assignments.

In a press release, the league stated that this age amendment resulted from local leagues and districts requesting to provide a better transition for younger players.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Ivy Tech officials praise Obama's community college plan

By Joseph Slacian

Local and state officials at Ivy Tech Community College are praising President Obama’s plan to allow more students to attend community college.

In a Jan. 9 address at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tenn., Obama unveiled a plan to offer free tuition to eligible students attending community college.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
4-H enrollment tops 675, officials offer second chance to register

by Joseph Slacian

More than 675 youngsters from around Wabash County signed up for the regular and Mini 4-H programs before the Jan. 15 deadline.

Beginning this year, the Indiana 4-H program imposed the mid-January deadline, and all enrollments had to be done online.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Volunteers important to local reservoirs

By Joseph Slacian

Volunteers are important to properties around the state overseen by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

From maintaining trails to entering computer data to helping in nature centers, Hoosiers donate their time and talent around Hoosier state parks in a variety of ways, according to Jody Heaston, volunteer coordinator for the DNR Division of State Parks.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Ohio woman charged after high-speed drive

ISP clocked car traveling 113 mph

by Joseph Slacian

The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle driven by an Ohio woman after Indiana State Police clocked her driving at 113 mph on U.S. 24 near U.S. 31 in Miami County on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Wabash County deputies stopped the woman, Yutting Yang, 24, Kent, Ohio, near SR 115 about 10:45 a.m.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Harvey Industries lays off 143

by Eric Stearley -

On Jan. 6, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development received a notice from Harvey Industries announcing that effective Dec. 31, 2014, it had laid off 141 hourly employees and two salaried employees from its Wabash plant due to "unforeseeable business circumstances."

The memo noted that the plant is not expected to close, and layoffs are not expected to be permanent, however, employees should not expect to be called back for at least 5 months.


Posted on 2015 Jan 14

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