News
Presbyterian Church bell gets new location

Robert Halderman drives the bell to its new location. 

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A bell dating back to the mid-19th century has a new home at the Wabash Presbyterian Church.


Perhaps it might be better to say that the bell -- forged in Cincinnati, Ohio, about 1846 by G.L. Hanks for the New School Presbyterian Church which was located in the middle of the block of Wabash Street, across from the Wabash County Courthouse – is back home.
 

Posted on 2018 May 22
WPD promotes 2 officers

By The Paper staff

Due to the recent retirement of Wabash Police Capt. John Burnsworth two officers have been promoted.

 
Chad Galligan was recently promoted to captain.  Patrolman Galligan joined the Wabash City Police Department in 2000, and was promoted to corporal in 2011, a post which he held until 2016.

He was promoted to Sergeant in 2016 which he held that position until 2018. 
 

Posted on 2018 May 15
Crash sends three to hospital

By The Paper Staff

An automobile accident Saturday, May 5, on U.S. 24 West in Wabash sent three to the hospital with serious injuries.


According to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, at about 12:02 p.m. Saturday, Elizabeth P. Estep, 82, North Manchester, was traveling on U.S. 24 West and attempted to turn onto County Road 200 West.


A passenger in the vehicle, Ty A. Estep, 53, North Manchester, said she told her not to turn because another vehicle was traveling the opposite direction on U.S. 24. He said she did not hear her and turned.


Amanda L. Bull, 28, Union City, Mich., was traveling westbound on U.S. 24 when Elizabeth Estep traveled northbound across the westbound lane of U.S. 24, failing to yield, driving directly in front of Bull.
 

Posted on 2018 May 15
Trial date set in LaFontaine homicide

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Trial dates of Aug. 21-22 have been set in Wabash Circuit Court for Corey A. Kelch.


Kelch, 22, Marion, is formally charged with murder and robbery in connection with the April 25 death and robbery of Jordon Richards, LaFontaine. An automatic not guilty plea was entered on his behalf during a hearing on Monday morning, May 7.


Kelch was taken into custody Friday afternoon, May 4, at a home in Marion, and was transported to the Wabash County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
 

Posted on 2018 May 15
Laketon Sewer District customers to see rate increase

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

LAKETON -- Laketon area residents may soon see an increase in their monthly sewage bills.


The Laketon Area Regional Sewer District met Thursday, April 26, to vote on a proposed $5.60 monthly increase, effective July 1.


“This is being considered because there was a rate study, performed by Umbaugh and Associates, that determined that the rates presently in effect are insufficient to sustain the sewer district on a long-term basis,” attorney Steve Downs said during the meeting. “


Residential sewer customers will pay $65 monthly beginning July 1. The rate will increase again to $69.60 a year later, July 1, 2019.
 

Posted on 2018 May 15
Bridge inspections begin May 3

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Inspection of Wabash County's 157 bridges began Thursday, May 3, according to County Highway Superintendent John Martin.


Martin informed the commissioners of the inspections at their May 7 meeting.


The physical inspection will take most of May, with additional paperwork and reports being completed in the summer.
Indianapolis-based United Consulting is contracted to handle the inspections.


“They are looking for a variety of things,” Martin said. “They're looking for the overall conditioning of the bridge, and for anything that could cause the bridge to fail.


“They physically have to touch every piece of the bridge.”
 

Posted on 2018 May 15
WCS names elementary school Kathy Swan winners

Wabash City Schools' elementary school Kathy Swan Award winners included (front row, from left), Aaliyah Samons, Randy Boring, Kaylyn Woodcock, Michaella Cohee and Waylon Cressell. Joining the winners are school board members (second row, from left) Tony Pulley, Liz Hobbs, Rod Kelsheimer, Bill Konyha and Tiffani King. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Schools officials named its elementary school Kathy Swan Award winners at the Monday, May, 7 school board meeting.


Teachers presented the awards to students in kindergarten through fourth grade Monday, with teachers giving a glimpse into what made each student worthy of the accolade.


Swan was a Wabash City Schools teacher who was tragically lost in 2005 in a plane crash that also claimed her husband and son.


“She was dedicated to her students. She loved kids,” Superintendent Jason Callahan said. “She had a heart for kids. The board wanted to do something in Kathy’s memory. She was such a champion for kids, they wanted something that would live on. So, because of Kathy’s dedication to students, they created this Kathy Swan Award.


“The Kathy Swan Award is given every year to a student in very grade level,” Callahan continued. “That award is given to students who epitomize, who live up to Kathy’s ideals. These are kids who work very hard. They are kids who have a great attitude. They do it without looking for recognition.


“We love the Kathy Swan Award because it is an award given by staff. Our teachers every year come together, and there’s not an application process. The kids don’t know they’re getting this. The teachers select based on the great attributes of your children.”
 

Posted on 2018 May 15
Gas prices expected to be up this summer

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Gasoline prices are expected be as much as 50 cents higher this summer when compared to 2017, an energy economist from Purdue University told The Paper of Wabash County.


Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, explained that like any other market, gas prices are set by supply and demand.

There are drivers on both the supply and demand sides which will combine to make the cost of fuel to remain higher than in recent summers.
 

Posted on 2018 May 15

<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 Next >>