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Several shows coming to Ford Theatre

By The Paper staff

Several concerts are planned for March at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater.


The Wabash Valley Music Association’s (WVMA) Honors Band and Choir will mark its 44th year with its performance on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.  This concert is sponsored in part by the Howard M. Garver Endowment and the Larry and Anne Curless Endowment for Honors Band and Choir.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Museum to host various programs

By The Paper staff

The Wabash County Historical Museum will be hosting several engaging programs during the month of March.  As part of their new “Your History. Your Museum.” campaign, these programs are designed to engage new and existing guests with the Museum. 


“Most people have no idea everything the Museum has to offer to our county,” said Mitch Figert, President & CEO of the Museum. “As the largest local history organization in the county, we truly have something for everyone to get them engaged in our rich local history.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Wabash Council rescinds two ordinances

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A pair of ordinances approved Feb. 12 by the Wabash City Council are headed back to the drawing board.


The Council, at its Feb. 26 meeting, rescinded both ordinances on second reading. One measure established rules and regulations for pawnbrokers, second-hand dealers and those who deal in precious metals and stones, while the other established rules and regulations for transient merchants, peddlers and pledgers.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
WHS student advances to state speech finals March 10

By The Paper staff

A member of the Wabash High School speech team advanced to the state finals on March 10 at Fishers High School.
Alec Wallisch will compete in impromptu.


He earned the right to advance on Saturday, Feb. 24, when the Wabash Apaches competed in the Indiana High School Forensics Association (IHSFA) Section 5 Sectional at Westfield High School. 
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Kiwanis has annual spelling bee

By The Paper staff

The Wabash Kiwanis Club hosted its annual spelling bee on Feb. 8.


All schools from Wabash County are invited to compete. The contest is open to students in grads five to nine.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Commissioners declare local emergency for flood damage

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Due to damage from February's flooding, the Wabash County commissioners have issued a local emergency declaration.


While Wabash County received far less flood damage than more northern counties, floodwaters did wash out a bridge on County Road 1050 East in the southwestern part of the county.


Keith Walters, executive director of Wabash County Emergency Management Agency, presented a request for the declaration at the commissioners' March 5 meeting.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Southwood robotics team prepares for state competition

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The highlight of Tuesday’s Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting was a presentation to the board from the Southwood Robotics team.


Out of 900 teams in the state, Southwood’s Gray team is ranked 19th in the state and 218th in the world, while the red team is ranked 104th in the state and 758th in the world.


The teams gave presentations on the type of competitions they will engage in during the state competition March 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
City code violation letters up by more than 300 from 2015-16

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

City Code Enforcement Officer Kipp Cantrell issued 455 violation letters in 2017, 324 more than the previous two years.


Cantrell, who began working in the newly created position in 2017, updated the Wabash City Council on his first year of duty. The Council budgeted funds for the position during budget hearings in 2016.


Of the 455 letters issued, Cantrell said, the largest was for grass or shrub violations, 206.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06

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