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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
UF awards Chili for Charity matches to 9 groups

85 Hope representatives Sandra Boone (left) and Pat Lynn accept a check from Wabash County United Fund Executive Director Steve Johnson. 85 Hope was one of nine non-profits to receive funds from the Wabash County United Fund on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By The Paper staff

The Wabash County United Fund distributed $10,000 on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to nine local non-profit organizations. 

The funds were part of the 2016 Annual Campaign conducted by Wabash County United Fund.  This is the sixth consecutive year for the United Fund matching partnership with the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity.

“Chili for Charity, and subsequently the United Fund $10,000 match, generously assists with meeting funding gaps for non-profit programs in Wabash County,” Steve Johnson, executive director for UF, said. “Partnering together creates even greater impact and results in lasting change. “

Posted on 2017 Mar 07
INGUARD launches space for entrepreneurs
By The Paper staff
 
INGUARD, an Indiana-based insurance and risk management firm, has opened a state-of-the-art co-working and collaboration space for entrepreneurs in its downtown Wabash headquarters.
 
The space hosts entrepreneurs, change-makers and students building the next big ideas in technology, insurance and business.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07

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