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Vote upsets many

By Joseph Slacian

The news of the reconfigured MSD of Wabash County caught many parents off guard. That, consequently, created a stir on social media.

The vast majority leaving comments on The Paper of Wabash County’s Facebook page are against the reconfiguration. Many also are upset that parents were left out of the mix when discussing and deciding on the issue.

Posted on 2016 Jul 19
2016 fair was success, officials believe
Brenton Yarger parades his Reserve Grand Champion Meat Chicken around the auction ring on Friday night. Half the funds he received for the bird will be donated to Shop With a Cop. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
It started with Cash Cartwright’s Grand Champion Egg Chicken and ended several hours later with Joshua Watkins’ 225-pound Spot Barrow.
 
In between, more than 350 head of livestock and other goods crossed through the auction ring Friday night during the annual Wabash County 4-H Livestock Auction.
 
In total, the auction raised $157,261.75.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
Part of Alber Street may be done by start of school year
By Joseph Slacian
 
A portion of Alber Street received its asphalt pavement last week.
 
Crews have been concentrating on the portion of the road from Cass Street to Harrison Avenue in hopes of having that portion of the roadway open in time for school, Mayor Scott Long and Street Superintendent Scott Richardson told the Wabash City Council on July 11.
 
“It’s coming along,” Richardson said. “They should be, within the next week, be putting the finish surface on it.” 
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
Arc of Wabash County recognizes excellence at annual dinner
Arc of Wabash County honored its employees, enrolled-individuals and friends at the organization’s annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Tuesday, July 12, at the Honeywell Center. Those recognized include (front row, from left) Award for Personal Growth recipient Kayla Rasmussen, Community Award recipient Janet Shoue, Outstanding Merit Award recipient John White, (back row, from left) Benefactor of the Year Award recipient Doug Adams, Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Amy Moore, Employee of they Year Award recipient Grace Parker, Shelter Worker of the Year Award recipient Alexandra Traver, (not pictured) Benefactor of the Year Award recipient Pat Lynn and Industry of the Year Award recipient Holly Pfeiffer. Photo provided
 
By The Paper staff
 
Arc of Wabash County honored its staff, patrons and community members on Tuesday night, July 12, at the annual Arc of Wabash County Meeting and Awards Dinner.
 
This year, the dinner recognized 22 staff for their years of service and awarded five individuals for their hard work over the past year. Arc’s Board of Directors also recognized two members of the community and one business for their support of the organization.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
City’s ambulance rates to increase
By Joseph Slacian
 
Ambulance rates in the City of Wabash will increase Aug. 1 under an ordiance approved by the Wabash City Council on Monday, July 11.
 
The 3 percent increase is the first increase since Jan. 1, 2014. 
 
Fees are then set to increase by 3 percent again on Jan. 1, 2018, and Jan. 1, 2020.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
Dog Park gets anonymous donation
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Dog Park came one step closer to reality last week.
 
The park received an anonymous $15,000 donation on Wednesday, July 13, according to Gary Henderson, who is heading the group that is working to create the park.
 
“If we can get the fence up this fall, then we’ll at least have a park,” Henderson told The Paper of Wabash County. “It won’t be completed until next spring, probably. But I’m optimistic; we’ll at least have a fence up and the park will be usable.”
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
Columbia City man faces drug charges following traffic violation
By The Paper staff
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- A Columbia City man is facing drug charges after he failed to stop at a stop sign on Thursday evening, July 14.
 
According to a press release by NM Police Chief Steve Olsen:
 
At approximately 8:55 p.m., Officer Drew Bender observed a vehicle driven Chadwick M. Childers, Columbia City, southbound on Market Street that did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Ninth Street.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
Wabash County welcomes Pokemon Go
By David Purvis-Fenker and Emma Rausch
 
Wabash County residents are outside and on the go with the new mobile app, Pokemon Go.
 
When it launched in the U.S. on Wednesday, July 6, the mobile app took Pokemon fans out of their homes and into local parks, storefronts and churches all for the purpose of becoming a Pokemon trainer.
 
For those unfamiliar with the app, Pokemon Go is based off of Nintendo’s Pokemon game series, the previous versions of which are playable on Nintendo handheld gaming systems such as the Game Boy and Nintendo DS.
Posted on 2016 Jul 19

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