News
Cities of Wabash, Rushville tabbed for new program

The City of Wabash has made great strides in recent years, and state officials are taking notice.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs have named Wabash, along with the City of Rushville, as mentors to the Town of Edinburgh in the newly launched Peer program.

The goal of the program is for local leadership to gather best practices and the necessary tools to advance an innovative vision through in-person assessments, stakeholder conversations and peer advisement.

Exactly how that is accomplished remains to be seen.

Mayor Scott Long told The Paper of Wabash County that he believes the mentorship program will involve visits to the three communities by various stakeholders of each municipality.

“First and foremost what I want to do is figure out what exactly that community is looking for?” he said. “What do they want to single out or be the first project that maybe what they want to work on. That would determine who I would include on my team.”

Posted on 2019 Sep 17
NHS students 'schooled' about mental health

Northfield Jr. Sr. High School students flooded the gymnasium with a sense of excitement on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Music was blaring, the main lights were off and concert lights were illuminating the room.

To someone just walking by, it looked like a rave was about to take place, but the purpose of this convocation was much more serious than fun music and lights.

The Get Schooled Tour was visiting to talk to the students about mental health in efforts to reduce the stigma around the sensitive topic.

As students entered the gym, they were told to connect with a polling system on their phones so they could participate in answering questions that would be asked throughout the presentation.

Posted on 2019 Sep 17
Area firefighters honor 9-11 victims

Right inside the main entrance of the Wabash YMCA, stair climbers were set up for people to participate in the 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge.

Since the tragic happenings of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters and regular citizens have been climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center in remembrance and honor of the firefighters who lost their lives heroically saving others from the buildings.

Many people wear full firefighter gear as they climb, while others simply climb to ensure that the 343 fire fighters who sacrificed their lives are never forgotten.

Former firefighter, Dick White, for example, said he was unable to climb the full 110 stories, but still climbed as much as he could to honor his fallen brothers.

Posted on 2019 Sep 17
City OKs abatement for Wendt building

A 10-year tax abatement for M&R Brothers LLC was approved Monday, Sept. 9, by the Wabash City Council.

The firm, which does business as Wendt & Son, sought the abatement for a new building that it is constructing.

Prior to the vote, the council had a public hearing on the matter. The hearing was needed, according to Wendt attorney Doug Lehman, because abatements are generally sought before a project is started.

“The whole idea is giving tax abatement will give incentives to somebody for doing something they might otherwise not do,” he said. “So, if you’ve already done it, there’s no point in giving you an incentive to do it.”

However, Indiana statute recognizes that there are some occasions that might be appropriate to waive that “technicality,” he said. If a council opts to waive that requirement, a hearing is needed.

Posted on 2019 Sep 17
WMS students float down the Wabash River

Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 6, volunteers from the Wabash River Defenders were busy preparing for two buses full of over 100 Wabash Middle School seventh graders to arrive for an educational river float beginning at the Lagro Bridge.

Mike Beauchamp, president of the Wabash River Defenders was there when the idea of the Defenders was born.

“In the little Lagro café, 10 years ago this spring,” Beauchamp told The Paper of Wabash County about when it all started.

“We didn’t know each other, but there were four or five of us that were real river rats, and we got to talking over coffee and we said ‘This river is the greatest thing and we need to give some help to this river and clean it up. We thought, with the five of us, we might get our friends involved and get 25 people and start to work on this river. By July 2019, we had 400 people in this river from Huntington County to Miami County.”

The River Defenders continue to grow and do good for the Wabash River.

“We have taken 130 tons of debris out of that river, including over five thousand tires,” said Beauchamp.

With all of the success of this team, the River Defenders continue to widen the scope of their services.

Posted on 2019 Sep 10
State launches anti-vaping campaign

Indiana has launched a $2.1 million campaign to help educate you people about the dangers of vaping and to encourage them to stop.

Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box unveiled the campaign on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The efforts have been named “What’s Beyond the Haze” and involves social media, text and school-based measures to spread the word.

“Part of it is just the awareness that what we are peddling and what we are sharing and getting people addicted to is so harmful so this is a full court press and it starts today,” Holcomb said in announcing the campaign. “We know we have our work cut out for us as vaping continues to grow. This will be a real blitz, making sure we’re reaching out to every corner of the state.”

The campaign comes at a time when some 200 people nationwide have been hit by a vaping-related illness. In Indiana, 24 people between 16 and 29 years have taken ill, including four under 18.

Posted on 2019 Sep 10
Midwest Eye honors teachers

Midwest Eye Consultants of Wabash did a Teacher appreciation giveaway leading up to the 2019-20 school year.

Once the giveaway was announced, the public was invited to submit teachers who they thought deserved to be a recipient of the giveaway. Winners received a $100 gift card to help purchase classroom supplies.

“We do an annual Back to School giveaway. However, in the past, it was focused more at giving school supplies to students. We’ve found that there are many wonderful community resources for this already, so we wanted to shift our focus and give back to the teachers who put so much time, effort and resources into children,” said Marketing Manager Kara Teel.

There were 65 nominations in total ranging from all over Indiana to northwest Ohio.

Posted on 2019 Sep 10
Parkview Wabash gets MAT grant

A Medication Assisted Treatment clinic program will open at Parkview Wabash Hospital sometime in 2020.

The clinic is made possible thanks to a nearly $725,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration. That will allow Parkview Behavioral Health to expand opioid treatment programs not only in Wabash, but in Huntington and Whitley counties as well.

Parkview’s MAT program began in 2018, thanks in part of a $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The goal is to establish an integrated system of MAT clinics, consisting of an urban hub and rural spokes located strategically throughout northeast Indiana to combat abuse disorders, including opioid abuse disorder.

The program also is designed to create collaboration with the court system, jails and community providers.

“We are thrilled that Parkview Wabash Hospital will be able to begin providing Substance Use services to the residents of Wabash County and beyond,” Parkview Wabash President Marilyn Custer-Mitchell told The Paper of Wabash County. “We know there is a need in our region and are working on several initiatives, including the establishment of this clinic to address that need.  Medication Assisted Treatment is an evidenced based treatment that shows great success and we look forward to partnering with all the agencies and organizations already working on combating this disease.”

Posted on 2019 Sep 03

<< 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 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 Next >>