News
DNR approves WRT permit
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has approved an After-the-Fact Construction permit to build a pedestrian bridge over Lagro Creek.
 
The permit, filed by Amy Ford of Wabash River Trail Inc., was approved by James J. Hebenstreit, assistant director of the DNR’s Division of Wabash, on June 21.
 
The bridge, according to the certificate of approval, will be constructed at the site of a former bridge, and will span beyond the existing bridge abutments, of which the lower portions will remain in place.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27
West Nile Virus reported across Indiana, Wabash department stresses ‘take precaution now’
By Emma Rausch
 
West Nile Virus has been reported in several counties across Indiana, but, for now, Wabash County is not one of them.
 
As of June 23, two human cases of have been documented in Hamilton and Lake counties while  mosquitoes in Tippecanoe, Morgan, Clark, Pike and Knox counties have tested positive for the virus.
 
Wabash City Street Department began trapping mosquitoes for testing the weekend of June 24, according to Justin Adams, department official responsible for trapping.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27
Southwood High receives state Advanced Placement award

Southwood High School Principal Andrew McDaniel (second from left) accepts his school’s 2016 Advanced Placement Award. The award recognizes Indiana schools that 25 percent or more students earn a 3 or higher on AP exams. Standing with McDaniel are (from left) SHS Science teacher Jeff Springer, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick and SHS Science teacher Cynthia Bell. Southwood’s AP teachers that were unable to attend the ceremony include Rod Cole, Troy Andrews, Shelly Faust and James Sparks. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Indiana Department of Education honored Southwood Jr.-Sr. High School Wednesday, June 14, as a recipient of the 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) Awards.

One of 53 schools to receive the award, the Tuesday afternoon ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse North Atrium recognized schools that had at least 25 percent of their 2016 graduating class receive a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam.

Based upon 2016 information, 36 percent of Southwood’s eligible students took an AP exam with 50 percent of those students passing, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best High Schools of Indiana.

Posted on 2017 Jun 27
Shepherd's Chevrolet sponsors National FFA scholarship

Shepherd's Chevrolet in North Manchester sponsored three National FFA scholarships for $1,000 each. Lindzy Shepherd (left) and Tyler Shepherd (right), both of Shepherd’s Chevrolet, pose with scholarship recipients (second from left) Northfield’s Jacob Schuler and Manchester’s Hallie Sorg and Audrey Wilcox. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Two Manchester High School graduates and one Northfield High School graduates received help with their college funds, thanks to Shepherd's Chevrolet sponsoring a national FFA scholarship.

Manchester’s Audrey Wilcox and Hallie Sorg, and Northfield’s Jacob Schuler all received $1,000 scholarships through the National FFA Organization, sponsored by Shepherd's Chevrolet in North Manchester.

Posted on 2017 Jun 27
Commissioners hear jail report
By David Fenker
 
Last week’s jail numbers were one of only two items reported during the Monday, June 26, meeting of the Wabash County Board of Commissioners.
 
“As of this morning, I have 92 in our facility, we’re holding 41 in Miami County, eight in Elkhart County and seven in Wells County for a total of 148,” Sheriff Bob Land said.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27
Manchester Early Learning Center opens new facility

Past and present students of the Manchester Early Learning Center cut a paper chain ribbon, made by the current students, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center's new location Saturday, June 24. Photo by David Fenker

By David Fenker

NORTH MANCHESTER -- After nearly four years of fundraising phone calls, letters and presentations, Manchester Early Learning Center’s (MELC) new facility opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, June 24.

“What a day, what a celebration, what a facility,” MELC Board President Jim Smith said, speaking to a large crowd gathered at the Center’s new location, at 705 N. Market St. in North Manchester.

Smith thanked several people and organizations, including past and present MELC board members, the North Manchester Town Council and the donors and organizations that help fund the Center.

Posted on 2017 Jun 27
Indiana House bill expands school background checks to every 5 years
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash County teachers and school employees will be required to undergo background checks every five years after a new Indiana law takes effect July 1.
 
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana House Bill 1079, which incorporates regulations for school employment and teacher licensure, into effect on April 26. The bill provides that “a school corporation, charter school or nonpublic school conduct an expanded criminal history check on each employee every five years.”
 
The same entities will also be required to conduct an expanded child protection index check on applicants no later than 60 days after the applicant’s start date. However, a school “may obtain an expanded criminal history check or expanded child protection index check at any time if the school … has reason to believe the applicant or employee is the subject of a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect or has been charged with or convicted of ... an offense requiring license revocation.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27
MSD moves forward with Southwood well plans
By Emma Rausch
 
The Southwood sewer system’s well will be refurbished this year following a discussion at the MSD of Wabash County Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday night, June 13.
 
Since February, the board has explored options for updating the existing Southwood sanitary system, which runs between the high school and elementary school.
 
While the system needs to be updated in its entirety, replacing a piece at a time may be more cost effective and worthwhile in regards to time, according to Steve Holley, MSD maintenance and transportation supervisor.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27

<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 Next >>