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School board filing begins July 27
By Joseph Slacian
 
Six school board seats – three each in the Manchester Community Schools and MSD of Wabash County districts – are up for election this fall.
 
Filing for the seats will begin July 27 in the office of the Clerk of the Wabash County Circuit Court’s Office located in the Judicial Annex building, 69 W. Hill St. The filing deadline is noon Thursday, Aug. 26.
 
In the Manchester district, the seats currently filled by Byron “Buddy” Brunn, Brady Burgess and Steve Flack up for election.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
U.S. 24 crash injures 2

By The Paper staff

A Warsaw man was severely injured in a two-vehicle crash at 11:45 a.m. Monday, July 18, at the intersection of U.S. 24 at State Road 115.

Posted on 2016 Jul 18
MSD announces plans to merge Northfield, Southwood

By Emma Rausch

The Southwood and Northfield school systems will be merging in 2017 following the MSD of Wabash County School Board’s unanimous vote to approve the motion at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night, July 12.

Board member John Gouveia cited declining enrollement and maximizing the educational benefits for the students as key factors that brought the board to the their decision.

“Not all decisions are easy, but I was elected as were my peers to represent the constituency of the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County and in doing so have the trust to take the fiscal resources and make sure they are deploring the maximum benefit to the students of MSD of Wabash County,” Gouveia said.

Posted on 2016 Jul 13
Mize's steer captures top honors

By Sarah Peters

It was a memorable day for 4-Her Katie Mize on Tuesday.

Posted on 2016 Jul 12
The Paper, The Bash join news forces
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash County’s two leading media outlets are joining forces for improved news coverage.
 
The Paper of Wabash County and 105.9 The Bash are teaming together to provide an expanded news coverage.
 
The Paper General Manager Mike Rees and Wade Weaver, President of Dream Weaver Marketing LLC, which owns The Bash, have been in discussions about the partnership for several weeks.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 12
Karst named WMI's new project coordinator
Tyler Karst
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Tyler Karst is Wabash Marketplace’s new project coordinator.
 
The WMI Board of Directors announced Karst’s hiring on Friday, July 8, and he resumed his duties on Monday, July 11. He replaces Shelby McLaughlin, who resigned to assume a post at the Wabash County Historical Museum.
 
“We are looking forward to having Tyler join us,” WMI President Jason Callahan said. “He is bright, personable, enthusiastic and has a passion for promoting Wabash.
 
“He will be a great fit for our organization.”
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 12
Deluxe Corporation announces marketing seminar date
By Emma Rausch
 
Deluxe Corporation’s marketing seminar has been set.
 
On Thursday, July 21, Deluxe will host a free, open-to-the-public seminar for Wabash County and surrounding communities’ residence at the Honeywell Center.
 
The seminar will provide information on generating online business, utilizing social media and more without any cost to the attendees, according to Christine Flohr, Wabash County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau executive director of tourism.
 
“This is a way for a Fortune 500 company, who are elite marketing professionals, to share the information with anybody that wants to garner that knowledge,” Flohr said.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 12
County Cancer Society sells mini flowers to raise donations
A sample of some of the flowers Michael "Hap" Hapner donated to the Wabash County Cancer Society. Photo provided
 
By Sarah Peters 
 
The Wabash County Cancer Society (WCCS) volunteers are thankful to have the opportunity to spend their time at the 4H Fair this week selling mini flowers to help the organization and its patients.  
 
Local artist Michael Hapner, gave $500 worth of art to the WCCS to help raise donations. 
 
“Today I would like to announce that I am gifting 50 of my reuse mini flowers to Wabash County Cancer Society,” Hapner said. “All proceeds of sales going to help their funding and more awareness about them in Wabash County where all monies stay to help those in many ways.” 
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 12

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