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Ribbon cut at Wabash Do It Best Hardware

Watching as Wabash Do it Center Hardware and Rental owner Brian Howenstine (fourth from left) prepares to cut the ribbon on Thursday, May 4, are (from left) Mike McClelland, former president and CEO of Do it Best Corp.; Do it Best Territory Manager Mike Melchi, Liz Howenstine, Amy Howenstine and Dan Starr, current president and CEO of Do it Best Corp. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian’

Wabash Do It Best Hardware unveiled its new name and look during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 4.

Store owner Brian Howenstine celebrated the store’s name change to Wabash Do it Best Hardware and Rental and its new membership in Do it Best Corp., the most comprehensive hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.

Posted on 2017 May 09
ArtsFest tickets now on sale
By Joseph Slacian
 
There are a few changes this year for the 10th annual ArtsFest event.
 
Perhaps the biggest change is that it is now Aug. 3-6 at various sites around the City of Wabash.
 
“It used to be right next to WaBass, the big bass camp,” ArtsFest Artistic Director Ranaan Meyer said. “That’s been a little confusing for people because they’re used to the bass camp leading right into ArtsFest, and that being the beginning of the weekend.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Board to receive bids for Wabash Street
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety will receive bids for the Wabash Street project during a special meeting Wednesday, May 10.
 
The board will receive bids at a 9:30 a.m. meeting. As generally happens when receiving bids, the board will take the matter under advisement to have a chance to review the bids in depth before awarding a contract.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Indiana schools ADM count day, prices change; Wabash County schools mixed on development
By Emma Rausch and David Fenker
 
Indiana’s public schools’ average daily membership (ADM) count day and prices will be changing in the 2017-2018 school year, and Wabash County’s districts are mixed on the development.
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education discussed the changes at its April 25 meeting.
 
Chris Kuhn, MSD assistant superintendent of finance, informed the board that the school has to send an estimated ADM count to receive funds from July through December. For the current school year, the district received $5,760 per daily member, or student.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Dawg Park is taking shape
By Joseph Slacian
 
Things are taking shape at the Dawg Park of Wabash County, a new dog park coming to the City of Wabash.
 
A fence has been placed around the park, located on South Carroll Street just south of EcoWater.
 
The grand opening for the park will be Friday, June 9, according Gary Henderson, who is spearheading the private effort to create the facility.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
4 WMS youth honored with Kathy Swan Awards

The Wabash Middle School Kathy Swan Award honorees (front row, from left) Jordan Jones, Hayley Houlihan, Dakota Hensley and Jayse Weaver pose for a photo with the Wabash City Schools Board of Education members (back row, from left) Brandon France, Liz Hobbs, Mary Anne Tait and Tiffanie King following the award presentation on Monday, May 1. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash City Schools Board of Education continued its presentation of the 11th annual Kathy Swan Awards at its meeting Monday, May 1, with honoring four Wabash Middle School youth.

Students Hayley Houlihan, Jordan Jones, Dakota Hensley and Jayse Weaver received the awards for their hard work and success in the classroom and as individuals.

Posted on 2017 May 09
Wabash Elks honor 2 during National Youth Week

Wabash Elks Exalted Ruler Keith Walters (front row, center) presents certificates to Jaylen Tooley (left) and Lindy Miller as part of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks National Youth Week. Looking on are Wabash City Schools Superitendent Jason Callahan (back row, from left), Access Youth Center Director Liz Hobbs and Laura Helm, director of the Access Learning Academy. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

The Wabash Elks Lodge No.471 honored two Wabash City Schools students on Wednesday night, May 3, during Elks National Youth Week.

The students, Lindy Miller and Jaylen Tooley, were nominated for the honor by officials at the Access Learning Academy and the Access Youth Center, respectively.

Posted on 2017 May 09
Hentgen appointed to Health Board
By David Fenker
 
Nick Hentgen is the newest member of the Wabash County Health Board .
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners appointed Hentgen, of Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc., to the board at their Monday, May 8, meeting.
 
“David Erickson has resigned from the board, citing increased responsibility from his employer. We thank him for his service,” Health Board Chairman Keith Walters said.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09

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