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DAV adds second van to fleet
Showing off the new DAV van are (from left) Robert Hettmansperger, Gladys Speicher, Rex Weimer, James Speicher, Herb Mullen, David Richards, John Boyer, Larry Radke, Larry Shaw and Roger Holiday. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash County veterans will now find it easier to arrange transportation to doctor appointments around the state, thanks to the addition of a second van to the local Disabled American Veterans van fleet.
 
The second van was made available through a donation from Hoosiers Helping Heroes and the Military Order of Purple Hearts.
 
The van was unveiled during a brief ceremony on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Wabash County Solid Waste Management facility, where the vehicles are stored.
 
Hoosier Helping Heroes was founded by Karen “Montana” Speicher Weimer and George Dean.
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
Wabash library presents ‘cheese-making in a nutshell’
Mark Lyons (right) ties a string around cheesecloth in preparation of separating the curds and whey with the help of an audience member. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash Carnegie Library hosted a cheese-making class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and instructor Mark Lyons thought it was “a Gouda idea” to make it as cheesy as possible.
 
Nearly 30 people were in attendance as Lyons, a Green Thumb at Your Service garden coach from Palatine, Ill., led the group in simple culinary instruction while also cracking cringe-worthy puns.
 
“Either the string’s untwisting or we have a poltergeist,” he said referring to the bag of cheese curds that hung from a cabinet door. “Now if we were making a chicken dish it’d be a poultry-geist.”
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
Brian Regan returns to make Wabash laugh
Brian Regan
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Internationally touring comedian Brian Regan will be back in Wabash on Thursday, Sept. 8, for his fourth performance on the Honeywell Center Ford Theater stage.
 
Touring nonstop since 2005, Regan said he never stops creating new jokes to crack on the next stage, or even a stage he’s returning to.
 
“Since the last time I performed there (in Wabash), I’ve written one new adjective and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the audience,” Regan joked in a phone interview with The Paper of Wabash County. “No. I’m playing around. I sound boring when I say this but (my show) it’s the same old, same old.”
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
Red Cross, WFD distribute smoke detectors
Wabash Fire Chief Barry Stroup accepts a smoke detector from Kari Harmon, the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign coordinator. Looking on are members of the Wabash Fire Department and American Red Cross volunteers (from left) Jacob Pegg, Jarod Tackett, Matt Long, A.C. Adam Copeland, Jeff Krom, Lt. Mark Jacobs, Inspector Mitch Meyer, Nate Wood, Samantha Beck, Mike Vance, Matt Smith and Bruce Harmon. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The American Red Cross and the Wabash Fire Department teamed up Saturday morning to help make some local homes safer.
 
Red Cross representatives, along with local firefighters, visited homes on the city’s east side to check if the homes have working smoke detectors and, if not, offer to install the device at no charge.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
No one attends school budget hearing
By Joseph Slacian
 
No one attended a public hearing Monday night on the 2017 Wabash City Schools budget. 
 
The budget, as advertised, stands at $13.3 million, according to the district’s Business Manager Matt Stone. 
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
Assessor requests funds for new software purchase
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
Higher productivity and fewer opportunities for mistakes were the reasons why the Wabash County Assessor asked for $122,800 from the Commissioners at their Aug. 22 meeting.
 
Wabash County Assessor Kelly Schenkel presented information to the commissioners regarding a new CAMA software package costing $122,800 for her office. According to Schenkel, the Assessor has been with the same company, Thomson Reuters, since the mid-1980s.
 
“We’re just to the point where there’s something better out there. There hasn’t been something better for a long time, but XSoft now has 53 counties, so that tells you something,” she said.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
DNR approves migratory bird, waterfowl hunting dates
From the DNR
 
The hunting season dates for waterfowl and other migratory birds in Indiana have been finalized.


 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted the dates as proposed, with no changes.
The season dates for webless migratory game birds are: 

 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
City Council gets update on CSO project
A map details the plans for the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan project. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Keith Bryant presented the Wabash City Council an update on the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan project when the Council met on Monday, Aug. 8.
 
Bryant, of United Consulting, explained the history of the project to the predominantly new council. He also outlined some of the work that will be coming in the future.
 
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management have required Indiana communities with combined sewer systems to develop plans to mitigate combined sewer overflows in order to meet the Clean Water Act and resulting Water Quality Standards.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16

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