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Museum reports record attendance, seeks to become more sustainable
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Historical Museum will continue to bring history to life for area youth as the facility’s Board of Directors and staff looks toward future endeavors and improvements, according to Mitch Figert, the museum’s executive director.
 
Figert updated local community leaders and museum supporters about the facility at the State of the Museum on Thursday, Jan. 19.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Local Optimist Club sponsors annual student essay contest
By The Paper staff
 
The Optimist Club of Wabash is sponsoring an essay contest for area high school students with the opportunity to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship.
 
This year’s essay theme, “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges,” will provide youth the opportunity to write about their opinions regarding the world in which they live.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 25
River trail concerns prompted at commissioners meeting
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners listened to a Lagro landowner’s concerns Tuesday, Jan. 17, regarding a possible alternative route for the Wabash River Trail (WRT) bike path.
 
Landowner Lena Gray brought forward complaints about the trail’s new developments.
 
Gray informed the commissioners that the trail has staked a path through her and her neighbors’ front yards and along the side of her property.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
Duke to begin work on power lines soon
Duke Energy’s proposed 69-kilovolt power line (marked in red) will travel five miles from the Wabash Chippewa Substance to County Road 100 East. The company plans to begin construction “in several weeks,” according to Angeline Protogere, Duke Energy communications manager. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Duke Energy will begin construction on its new, 69-kilovolt power line across Wabash farmland north of U.S. 24 “in the next several weeks,” according to Angeline Protogere, Duke Energy communications manager.
 
In February 2015, the electric company announced it would be constructing the approximately five-mile line, which would be supported by 70- to 80-feet-tall steel poles, to run from the Wabash Chippewa Substation to a new junction on County Road 100 East.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
County to lobby lawmakers
By Emma Rausch
 
Former County Council member Bill Ruppel will be lobbying state legislators on behalf of Wabash County in regards to the recent jail study.
 
The Wabash County Commissioners approved a contract with Ruppel on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
 
“At the last jail study meeting, it became apparent that there are financial options to be considered, and we don’t have many,” Commissioner Barry Eppley said. “One of options is the income tax authorization for the jail and to get that, we have to get permission from state legislature and in order to do that, there has to be a request … to the state legislature and in order to do that, there’s a lobbying effort that has to be undertaken."
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
County represented at FW Farm Show
By Joseph Slacian
 
FORT WAYNE – More than 35,000 people strolled through the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum last week during the 27th annual Fort Wayne Farm Show.
 
The show gives farmers a chance to see what’s new for the 2017-farming season and beyond, attend workshops and meet with representatives from a wide variety of ag-related businesses. The farmers also can obtain brochures on a variety of equipment and seeds, as well as free items such as pens, notepads, and more.
 
As usual, several businesses with ties to Wabash County were present at the three-day event. Some businesses, like AgVenture McKillip Seed and Brodbeck Seed, have been there since the show began in 1990, while others, like T.A.S. Welding & Grain Services, were there for the first time.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
City Schools accepts CF invitation to seek study funding
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools joined MSD of Wabash County  in a pursuit to seek Community Foundation of Wabash County funding for a school study.
 
In a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, Jan. 17, WCS School Board approved a recommendation to allow Superintendent Jason Callahan to submit a funding proposal to the Foundation with other interested district superintendents. Board member Mary Ann Tait was absent from the meeting.
 
On Jan. 3, the Community Foundation invited local school corporations to submit a funding proposal for the purpose of affording outside consultants to conduct various studies, which may include a feasibility study.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
County’s Relay for Life set for April 22
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- On April 22, up to 360 cancer survivors will be honored at Relay for Life of Wabash County.
 
According to Judy Gump, who serves on the survivors committee for the Relay, 360 is the total number of survivors in Wabash County based off information from the North Manchester and Wabash Relays. As of this year, the two events are combining.
 
“It was just a reorganization this year of Relays,” according to Kim Cravens, American Cancer Society community manager for Relay for Life. “The American Cancer Society looked at all the events to see where they were at, and the decision was made to merge the events in Wabash County. We are inviting teams from the Wabash County event to come join us,” 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24

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