Indiana Court of Appeals wheels into Manchester University for session
Manchester University hosted its third Appeals on Wheels session on Tuesday April 14. Students, faculty, and local members of the Wabash County Bar Association watched the oral hearing of Johnson v. State as the Court of Appeals panel judges questioned both attorneys about their arguments. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Court was in session on April 14 at Manchester University when the Indiana Court of Appeals visited for the college’s third traveling oral argument hearing, or Appeals on Wheels.
Appeals on Wheels is an educational initiative which brings oral argument hearings into schools and other venues across Indiana to inform citizens about the appellate court as well as provide an opportunity to meet the judges and ask questions, according to a press release.
Students and members of the Wabash County Bar Association watched as Judges Michael Barnes and Terry Crone joined presiding Judge Paul Mathias in questioning arguments regarding the case Johnson v. State.
“I think part of our job, in addition to deciding the cases in a rational, legal, and fair way, is to allow people to see how the court works,” Barnes said. “If you heard about the Indiana Court of Appeals, did you really know how it worked?
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
Knights of Columbus plan Tootsie Roll drive
By Joseph Slacian
Volunteers from the Knights of Columbus and three other organizations will be a stationed around the city on May 8-9 for the Knights’ annual Tootsie Roll Drive.
All the proceeds from the event will remain in Wabash County to benefit ARC of Wabash, Vernon Manor and Wabash County Special Olympics, drive co-chair Mike Davis said.
The Knights, through its annual campaign, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 30 years, according to Knights member Dan Roland.
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
Butner crew members share memories at 41st annual reunion
Former USS Gen. H.W. Butner crew members (from left) John Elder and Howard Tucker listen as P.J. Smith tells a story during the group’s 41st annual reunion over the weekend. Wabash County residents Duane and Bonnie Truss hosted the event. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Eleven veterans, former crew members of the USS Gen. H.W. Butner, gathered in Wabash for their 41st reunion over the weekend.
While the group consisted of nine Navy veterans, a Marine veteran and an Army veteran, the men all insisted “we’re all in the Navy this weekend.”
The group had a busy weekend, touring various sites around Wabash and Miami counties on Friday, followed by a day to wander through Wabash on Saturday morning and afternoon, and a banquet Saturday night. While many of the wives and other family members took advantage of the chance to tour downtown and its offerings, the veterans opted to stay at the Charley Creek Inn, where they swapped stories and viewed thousands of photos of the Butner and past reunions.
The idea for the reunion was born in the Pottstown, Pa., area.
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
Four local students receive Self-Reliance Awards
INGUARD Self Reliance Award recipients (second from left) Sierra Pennington, Michael Lengel, Abby Houlihan and Julian Hobson, pose with Wabash Kiwanis Club president-elect Judy Ward and INGUARD representative Emerson Poort. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Four local high school students were honored Tuesday afternoon, April 21, during the INGUARD Self-Reliance Awards program at the Honeywell Center.
Honored were Julian Hobson of Wabash High School, Abby Houlihan and Michael Lengel of Southwood High School and Sierra Pennington of Manchester High School.
The youths each received $1,000 to be used as they wished.
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
Wabash County Transit named Technical Assistance Program
By Joseph Slacian
Living Well in Wabash County’ transit program – Wabash County Transit -- is one of five agencies across the United States selected as a participant in the National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s (National RTAP) newly launched Technical Assistance Program.
The pilot program is designed to provide direct technical assistance to rural and tribal transportation programs in the areas of compliance with federal regulations and building system capacity to respond to community needs. 
Wabash County Transit will receive technical assistance to identify the potential for a deviated fixed-route service.
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
MU president issues statement after lockdown

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester University President Dave McFadden issued a statement Saturday afternoon following the campus lockdown on late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Posted on 2015 Apr 25
WPD seize two meth labs

Wabash Police seized two alleged meth labs on Friday, April 17, Sgt. Matt Benson, the department’s Public Information Officer, announced Tuesday.

Posted on 2015 Apr 21
Receiver appointed for Harvey Industries
By Joseph Slacian
A U.S. District Court appointed a Michigan-based company as receiver for Harvey Industries LLC and Harvey Property Management LLC.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Michigan, in a March 26 decision, appointed Steve R. Wybo of Conway MacKenzie Inc. as the receiver. Harvey’s lone plant, outside of its corporate headquarters, is in Wabash.
According to a legal advertisement announcing the receivership, Wybo and the firm “seeks to maximize the value of the Harvey’s assets through an expedited sale process. Because of the accelerated nature of this process, any potential interest in the transaction must be indicated as soon as practicable.”
Posted on 2015 Apr 21

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