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Wabash City Schools rolls out Safe School Helpline

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabashcounty.com

Soon after Wabash City Schools hosted an active shooter training activity last summer, members of the community, including assistant principal Jeff Galley, school resource officer Sam Hipskind and assistant fire chief Andy Oswalt made the trip to Penn High School to witness an active shooter drill simulated during an extracurricular activity.


While they were there, Penn’s athletic department had a handout on what to do in case of an emergency situation at such an extracurricular event. Part of that handout included information on the corporation’s Safe School Helpline, a 24-7 anonymous reporting service.


Wabash officials thought that would be a useful resource for their own school district, and after working out the details, the district rolled out the helpline during the week of Jan. 7.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 15
Filling begins for 2019 Municipal Elections

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Filing is underway for the 2019 Municipal Elections in the various Wabash County communities.


As of Monday morning, residents from Wabash, North Manchester and Roann have filed paperwork at the Wabash County Courthouse for various seats.


In Wabash, Mayor Scott Long filed for re-election for another four years in office.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 15
WHS chosen as recipient for cybersecurity course grant

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash High School was chosen by the Indiana Department of Education as a recipient of a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Cybersecurity Course Grant, IDOE officials announced on Jan. 9.


The Cybersecurity Grant is an $8,000 grant to work with Project Lead The Way to create a cybersecurity course for the school’s PLTW program.


The funds are to be used to offset any costs associated with the implementation of the cybersecurity computer science course for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
 

 

Posted on 2019 Jan 15
Former Coroner pleads guilty

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Former Wabash County Coroner Carol Nose has entered a guilty plea in Wabash County Circuit Court to a charge of official misconduct, a level 6 felony.


Nose entered the plea on Monday, and Judge Robert McCallen III took the matter under advisement.


A sentencing hearing is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 18.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 15
2018 saw much construction around City of Wabash

Crews take advantage of warmer January Weather to work at the Inclusive Park on Carroll Street in Wabash. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

If 2018 could have a name in the City of Wabash, it might be “The Year of Construction.”


Numerous construction projects took place around the city, and many of them will continue into 2019.


Many of the projects were in conjunction with the city’s Stellar Community Grant designation. In 2014, the city, as well as the City of Huntingburg, received the designation through the program which is a collaboration between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the state’s Department of Transportation.


Though it was originally thought that the projects to be partially funded through state and federal grants had to be completed by the end of 2018, Mayor Scott Long later learned that the city, indeed, could continue the work into 2019.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 08
Columbia City woman sentenced to 60 years for 2017 murder

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A Columbia City woman was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the May 2017 murder of her ex-husband in North Manchester.


The woman, Tiffany Chapman-Lane, 34, also received 40 years for the shooting of a North Manchester woman at the same time.


Chapman-Lane had been charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and carrying a handgun without a license. After initially pleading not guilty, she changed her plea and, in a plea agreement, agreed to plead guilty to the murder and attempted murder charges.

Wabash Circuit Court Judge Robert McCallen III accepted the pleas and imposed the sentence on Monday afternoon, Jan. 7. The sentences will be served concurrently.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 08
Couple has 90 days to demolish house

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A Wabash couple was given 90 days to demolish their home and clean up the property.


The couple, Donnie and Peggy Fraley, told the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday, Jan. 3, that they have already started the process of razing the home.


The couple’s property, at 319 Euclid St., was the subject of a Board of Works meeting on Aug. 3, 2017. At that time, the board declared the structure hazardous. However, it opted to wait to see if the couple would qualify for help under the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation project that was part of the Stellar Community program.


The home failed to qualify for the program, hence the board’s action on Thursday.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 08
WCS board elects new officers

By Joseph Slacian

jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Officers for the Wabash City Schools board and the district’s Board of Finance were elected in separate meetings on Thursday, Jan. 3.


Tony Pulley was re-elected as president of both boards, while Tiffanie King was elected as vice president and Rod Kelsheimer was elected secretary.


The board, during its regular meeting, also voted to keep its meeting times at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, except on those weeks when a federal holiday falls on the same day. If that happens, the meeting will either be moved to Tuesday night or it will be canceled.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 08

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