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Schoening elected Wabash City Council president

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Eric Schoening is the new president of the Wabash City Council.


Schoening was unanimously elected to the post during a brief council meeting on Monday night, Jan. 8. He replaces Council member Doug Adams, who served in the post in 2017.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
County Council selects Dawes as chair

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Jeff Dawes was unanimously elected as chairman of the Wabash County Council for 2018 during a brief meeting Monday night, Jan. 8, at Wabash County Courthouse.
This marks the second year Dawes has been appointed president, and is in his eighth year overall serving on the council.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
Animal shelter seeks funding from NM council

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- After last week's meeting, North Manchester's town council faces an ultimatum from a member of the Wabash County Animal Shelter's board: fund WCAS, or don't use the shelter's services.


Representatives from the shelter, including shelter manager Doug Bogert, board secretary Pat Lynn and board member Dr. Al Jackson, attended the Wednesday, Jan. 10, meeting to request $12,000 in funding from the town.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
Governor commits to developing state's workforce

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb renewed his commitment to developing a skilled, ready state workforce during his 2018 State of the State speech Tuesday night, Jan. 9.


“Our greatest challenge is that too many Hoosiers lack the education and skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow, nearly all of which require a post-secondary education,” Holcomb said. “It’s a challenge faced by every state and a major concern for every business. This is the issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste.”
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
MSD Board approves donation of Unger Mountain

By The Paper Staff

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board approved a recommendation to accept the donation of Unger Mountain from the family of Shawn and Natalie Unger at its meeting on Jan. 9.


Unger Mountain is a climbing wall created by the Unger family. It sat on the family’s property and the family planned to run the wall as a business, but the Wabash County Plan Commission denied the family’s request.


The next idea they had was to donate the wall to Southwood High School.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
Congressional candidate visits Wabash

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

An adjunct assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School is one of several Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for the U.S. House of Representative’s 2nd District seat in the May Primary Election.


Pat Hackett is facing fellow Democrats Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi for the right to meet Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski in the November General Election.


Hackett was in Wabash on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to speak to the Wabash County Democrat Party. Before her talk she spoke with The Paper of Wabash County about her campaign and some of the issues she believes important in the 2018 campaign.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
Wimberly named to state Habitat board of directors

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Maggie Wimberly, executive director of Wabash County Habitat for Humanity, has been elected to the Habitat for Humanity board of directors.


“Maggie is a standout leader in the Indiana Habitat for Humanity community, bringing passion, creativity and commitment to the mission,” said Gina Leckron, Habitat for Humanity of Indiana state director.  “She understands the power of board leadership to transform organizations and the importance of collaboration among peers and external partners.”

Posted on 2018 Jan 16
New doctor looks forward to arriving in Wabash

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Dr. Michael Oetken comes to Parkview Wabash Hospital from Community Memorial Health System, Ventura, Calif., where he has been since 2013.


From 2013-2014, Oetken completed his orthopedic surgery internship, and he is now in the final stages of his orthopedic surgery residency. He will begin here in August.

Posted on 2018 Jan 16

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