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Outgoing WCS board members bid farewell

By Josh Sigler
and
Joseph Slacian

news@thepaperofwabash.com

Superintendent Jason Callahan took the time to publicly acknowledge outgoing members Liz Hobbs and Bill konyha for their service to the board at Monday’s Wabash City Schools school board meeting.


Callahan thanked them both for the work they’ve done for Wabash City Schools.


“In both cases, I know that the end of their tenure as board members does not mean that their work for our kids and our city will end,” Callahan said.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 27
Martin reflects on her time in the clerk's office

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Elaine Martin has always been interested in the legal system. That makes it understandable that most of her adult life she’s been employed most of her adult life within the system.


For the last 24 years she’s worked at the Wabash County Clerk’s office, the last eight years as clerk. Her time in the office is quickly ending. Her last day in the position is Dec. 31. State statute prohibits her from seeking a third term.


“I’ve always loved the legal area,” she told The Paper of Wabash County. “I can remember as a young girl at the age of 4 watching ‘Perry Mason.’ There was something about that courtroom.


“Isn’t there something odd about being that young and loving to watch ‘Perry Mason’? I love that kind of stuff and I’ve always been drawn to courtroom drama, detective shows, anything like that. It seems funny that I ended up working around the legal field.”
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 27
Big R donates toys to Vernon Health

Big R manager Bryan Parish shakes hands with Vernon Health and Rehabilitation business office manager Shannon Gidley Tuesday morning, while activities coordinator Jasmine Grace looks on. Vernon Health officials accepted a toy donation with $2,000 from Big R. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Led by manager Bryan Parish, the local Big R store is always looking for ways to give back to the community.


During the holidays, Big R looks to donate toys to a local entity in need. Parish said that Vernon Health and Rehabilitation, the recipient, was an easy choice this year.


“We want to do whatever we can do to help the community,” Parish said. “Vernon (Health and Rehab) came to mind because I’ve had individuals who have been a part of it or resided in it. They’ve always been wonderful people. So, when it came time to decide who we were going to participate with, Vernon came to mind.”


Big R donated $2,000 worth of toys to Vernon Health and Rehabilitation to help with Christmas gifts.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 27
IU professorship named for WHS teacher

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A Wabash High School graduate and distinguished alumnus of Indiana University has endowed a professorship in honor of a WHS English teacher who stretched his intellectual limits and always encouraged him to be true to himself.


IU alumnus George P. Smith II has made a $500,000 estate gift to the university to establish the Martha Biggerstaff Jones Professorship in British Literature. The professorship will be awarded to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of English and will supplement the recipient's salary, provide research assistance, and fulfill other requirements of an active scholar and teacher.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 27
Patron questions MSD executive sessions

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The Metropolitan School Board of Wabash County has held executive sessions in conjunction with its last two board meetings.


The reason was slated as job performance, a topic that seemed a little suspicious to MSD patron Michael Rigney.
Rigney speculated that the evaluation of job performance was for that of the job of Superintendent Mike Keaffaber during the closing moments of Tuesday’s meeting.


“I’ve heard that the next thing on the agenda is to get rid of Mr. Keaffaber,” Rigney said. “I’m going to tell you now: if you’re trying to railroad this man out, (you’re) going to be making a grave, grave mistake. This corporation values this man and what he has done and what he has tried to do to further and better this corporation.”
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19
New Heartland equipment advances opportunities for health ed students

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Health education students at the Heartland Career Center will get a close look at the workings of the human body, thanks to a new piece of equipment recently purchased by the school.


The Anatomage Table was delivered to the school about a month ago and on Wednesday, Dec. 12, students and staff alike were trained on how to operate the machine.


The table is about 7 feet long and three feet wide, and has a video screen on the top.


On the screen, the students can see 3-D images of the human body and, with the push of a few icons, the inner workings of the body as well.


The table can lie flat, or it can stand upright so an instructor can use it in a lecture setting.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19
WMI busy during 2018, Council told

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

It was a busy year for Wabash Marketplace Inc., the Wabash City Council learned on Monday, Dec. 10.


The organization has been busy overseeing the façade grant portion of the Stellar Community Grant program, Interim Project Coordinator Andrea Zwiebel told Council when she appeared before it to give an annual update.


Eleven downtown buildings received new facades through the program, she said, with work still being completed on the last two – Reading Room Books and the Historic Eagles Theatre.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19
WHS takes donations for Apaches Presence

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash High School Assistant Principal Jeff Galley sees it every year.


As the weather turns colder into the winter months, children walk to school every day in the freezing cold without the proper attire such as coats, hats, gloves and scarves.


Students and staff decided to do something about it.


They’ve created a program called the Apaches Presence, where they collect donated cold weather attire, place them into bags, and place them in various places throughout the city for those in need to take for free, no questions asked.
 

Posted on 2018 Dec 19

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