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Scenic river designation sought for Eel
Canoeists make their way down the Eel River. File photo
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Mayors from three counties along a northern Indiana river are calling for it to become just the fourth waterway recognized as an Indiana Scenic River.
 
The Eel River, a 110-mile tributary to the Wabash that stretches east from Logansport to Allen County through Miami, Wabash, Whitley and Allen counties, already has four canoe routes recommended on the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Web site. Ironically, the IDNR refers to the Eel as a “scenic river.” 
 
The mayors – Wabash Mayor Scott Long, Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell and Peru Mayor Gabriel Greer – who made the announcement Friday at a Northern Indiana Mayors Roundtable in Plymouth, say the designation will only enhance tourism in their cities and counties.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Konyha delivers good, bad news for county
By Joseph Slacian
 
Of Indiana’s 92 counties, 54 are in absolute decline. Wabash County is among those in decline, according to Bill Konyha, former president and CEO of the Economic Development Group of Wabash County and current executive director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
 
“We’re in absolute decline because our population numbers are declining,” he told The Paper of Wabash County following a 30-minute address at the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours on Wednesday, April 13. “The net of our inward and outward migration is not being made up with the differences between our births and deaths, we actually have more deaths than births.”
 
But the fact that the county is in absolute decline shouldn’t be seen as all doom and gloom.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Mayor proclaims Elks National Youth week
Mayor Scott Long (left) reads his proclamation as Wabash Elks Exalted Ruler Keith Walters (right) sits nearby listening. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash City Mayor Scott Long proclaimed May 1-7 as the Elks National Youth week on Friday, April 22.
 
Long read the proclamation at the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471 on Friday to honor America’s junior citizens for their accomplishments and to give “fitting recognition of their services to community, state and nation.”
 
“Whereas, no event could be more deserving of our support and participation than one dedicated to these young people who represent the nation’s greatest resource,” Long said reading the proclamation, “and who in the years ahead will assume the responsibility for the advancement of our free society.”
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Benefit planned for Hoosier Helping Heroes founder
Karen "Montana" Speicherweimer
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
For nine years, Karen “Montana” Speicherweimer ran the organization Hoosiers Helping Heroes.
 
The group created and mailed care packages to Americans serving in the armed forces around the world. Then last year, Speicherweimer developed breast cancer. She underwent treatment including chemotherapy and stem cell cancer treatment.
 
She thought things were going well, but recently received word earlier this year that the cancer came back and spread to her brain.
 
To help her with various medical expenses, the Wabash VFW Post No.286, DAV Drivers of Wabash County and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 692 of Marion are hosting a tenderloin dinner and auction on Saturday, April 30, at the LaFontaine Lions Club. The event will be from 3-7 p.m.
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
NM man's plea delayed
By Emma Rausch
 
A North Manchester man connected to a 2015 shooting has requested a continuance before entering a plea agreement.
 
Joshua Lee Wright, 25, requested a continuance on Monday, April 18, to have several questions answered before he enters a plea to the charges against him, according to attorney Craig R. Persinger.
 
The hearing was reset to Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
WPD, WFD add probationary personnel
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Police and Wabash Fire departments have each added probationary personnel.
 
Probationary Patrolman Kody Case and Probationary Firefighter Kyle Foster recently received their oaths of office from Mayor Scott Long.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC to open Wabash Street Annex
Workers place a new sign on the Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC annex at 520 N. Wabash St. Photo by Mike Rees
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC, 473 S. Miami St., is opening an annex on South Wabash Street, company president Dave Dorais told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
The annex will be located in the former Northside Wrecker Service, 520 N. Wabash St.
 
“We just want to get over on Wabash Street to have better exposure,” Dorais said. “I think there’s traffic there that doesn’t venture over on Miami Street that we might see.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Hawkins family, workers attend ceremonial bill signing
Jeff Hawkins shakes hands with Gov. Mike Pence while Hawkin's son, Zach (second from left) looks on. Photo provided
 
By Amanda Bridgman
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Chicken from Hawkins Farm will stay on the menu at Joseph Decuise Farm in Columbia City. 
 
Ceremonially signing the legislation that kept that chicken on the restaurant’s menu was Gov. Mike Pence, who appeared at the restaurant Tuesday, April 19, along with J.L. Hawkins Family Farm owner Jeff Hawkins, the Hawkins family and Hawkins farm workers. 
 
The J.L. Hawkins Family Farm is a 99-acre farm in rural Wabash County that raises and butchers about 200 birds per week.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26

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