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NM attorney elected to County Council seat

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- In a 6-0 vote, County Council District 1 precinct committee members selected North Manchester attorney Matthew Mize as the Council's newest member Wednesday night, Dec. 21.

Mize replaces retiring Councilman Claude Markstahler for the Chester Township seat, defeating local businessman Anthony DeLaughter.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
Inmate captured after escaping from Courthouse

By The Paper staff

An inmate at the Wabash County Jail briefly escaped from custody while being transferred from the Wabash County Courthouse to the jail on Monday, Dec. 19.

The inmate, Rodney J. Reahard, 26, escaped from custody at the Wabash County Courthouse, Sheriff Bob Land said in a news release. 
 

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
City gets bids for sewer separation project's next phase

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabsh.com

The City of Wabash received six bids on Wednesday, Dec. 21, for the second phase of the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan project.

The bids, opened during a special Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, ranged from $2.47 million from Geiger Excavating to $4.24 million from Lykins Contracting.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
Johnston retires as City Schools board attorney

By Emma Rausch

After 47 years of service, John Johnston retired as the Wabash City Schools attorney on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Board of Education’s final meeting of the year.

Every year since 1969, the WCS Education Board appointed Johnston to the role and now he’s decided to retire, according to Jason Callahan, superintendent.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
4-H Council honors 52 seniors

By Joseph Slacian

The Wabash County 4-H Council recognized 52 senior 4-H members for their hard work in program during ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 16.

The recognition came during halftime of the Southwood-Manchester girls basketball game at Manchester, and the Wabash-Northfield boys basketball game at Northfield.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
Konyha reappointed to state post

By Joseph Slacian

A Wabash resident will retain his post as director of a State of Indiana department.

Governor-elect Eric Holcomb announced on Friday, Dec. 16, that he was reappointing the five agency and department heads who will report to Lieutenant Governor-elect Suzanne Crouch.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
MSD board honors outgoing members

John Gouveia and Troy Baer (from left) read plaques they were presented at the MSD of Wabash County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Gouveia and Baer left the board after their terms expired this year. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

MSD of Wabash County Board of Education members John Gouveia and Troy Baer bid their goodbyes Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the group’s final meeting of the year.

After serving eight years on the board, both Gouveia and Baer’s terms expired this year.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
Riverfront development reaches fundraising goal

The plans to develop along the Wabash River will continue forward after the Wabash Marketplace Inc. designs committee reached its $50,000 fund raising goal by Dec. 31. Photo provided

By Joseph Slacian

Plans for a development along the Wabash River, just west of the Wabash Street bridge, has raised its needed funding to receive a state matching grant.

The Wabash Marketplace Inc. design committee needed to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31 to qualify for a $50,000 matching grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Agency’s “CreatINg Places.”

Posted on 2016 Dec 27

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