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Trail foes seek work stoppage
Sheila and Glenn Butcher (foreground) speak to a group of landowners against the proposed Wabash River Trail. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Opponents of the Wabash River Trail asked Wabash County Commissioners to temporarily stop work on the trail.
 
Glenn and Sheila Butcher, owners of Bass and Bucks, addressed questions and concerns with the three-member panel on Monday morning, March 6, that were raised by landowners at two separate meetings in February and again on Thursday, March 2.
 
More than 35 people, the majority of whom were against the project, filled the Commissioners chamber and spilled out into the hallway. They listened as the Butchers and others discussed their concerns.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
County council continues jail talks
An artist's rendering of a possible new Wabash County jail. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council continued its discussion on a new jail study Monday night, Feb. 27, but any further conversation may have to exclude the notion of state help, according to Barry Eppley, Wabash County commissioner.
 
Eric Ratts, of design firm DLZ, informed the new facility will cost between an estimated $26,000,000 to $28,000,000, with the final price tag dependent on various factors including location.
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Suspects sought in multiple burglaries investigation

An image of a suspect connected to multiple burglaries within Wabash's city limits. The Wabash City Police are requesting the public's help to identifying the two individuals. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash City Police Department (WPD) is requesting the public's help in identifying two suspects connected with multiple burglaries in Wabash.

City Police officers are investigating multiple burglaries of churches and businesses within Wabash city limits, Cpt. Matt Benson told The Paper of Wabash County Tuesday, March 7.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
MSD plans launch of preschool program in fall
By Emma Rausch
 
MSD of Wabash County hopes to launch a new preschool program starting this fall, according to school officials.
 
Tim Drake, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, announced the corporation’s prospects at MSD’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 28.
 
“There have been conversations within the district to have a preschool, north and south, but the chink in the armor has always been funding,” Drake told the board, “The State does not fund that. So finding funding to pay for the staff members is really the ultimate challenge.”
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Wabash Police warn of gas company call scam
By The Paper staff
 
A call scam is again circulating through Wabash this time in the form of a gas company bill collector.
 
The Wabash Police Department (WPD) received several complaints of a caller claiming to be from the NIPSCO Gas Company who requests immediate payments for gas bills, according Cpt. Matt Benson, the department’s public information officer.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
EDG offers free workforce training courses
By Emma Rausch
 
Free workforce training courses for Wabash County residents will begin this spring at Ivy Tech Community College and Heartland Career Center in Wabash.
 
The courses will lead to certifications in computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinist, welding or industrial maintenance. Those interested in attending must register by March 31.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Pike Street building ordered demolished
By Joseph Slacian
 
A Pike Street structure was declared unsafe Thursday, March 2, by the Wabash Board of Works and Public Safety.
 
The owner, Terry McCoy, was given 30 days to raze the building at 985 Pike St. If that doesn’t happen, the city will begin demolition proceedings.
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Chamber, EDG plan info forums
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two forums designed to educate members on a proposed merger of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Group of Wabash County are planned later this month.
 
One forum will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Charley Creek Inn Ballroom, 111 W. Market St., Wabash.
 
The second forum will be from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the North Manchester Public Safety Building, 709 W. Main St., North Manchester.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07

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