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MSD study decision could come soon

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

A decision on the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County’s studies for advancement could come as soon as the next board meeting.


At the end of the Tuesday, March 13, MSD meeting, a member of the public, Michael Rigney, asked the board when it might have a decision. He was told it could come as early as the meeting on Tuesday, March 27.


The MSD board is seeking an independent study for advancement after voting in December to remove itself from the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s study for advancement, a study that included all of the county’s school districts.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Southwood robotics teams fare well at state

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Southwood’s Elementary School’s robotics teams were recognized for their achievements at the state championships during an abbreviated Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting Tuesday, March 13.


The two teams fared well at the state competition, where squads were placed in divisions of 50 teams each.


In their respective divisions, the Red team placed 21st and the Gray team placed 11th. The Gray team fared well enough to move on to compete in the finals round.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Teamwork stressed at State of the Communities breakfast

Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson gets help buttoning his shirt sleeve from Wabash County Commissioner Barry Eppley. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Teamwork is the key to any success Wabash County communities experienced the past year.


That was the major theme Wednesday morning, March 14, as representatives from Wabash County and its five incorporated communities spoke at Grow Wabash County’s State of the Community Breakfast at the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall.


Two speakers – Wabash County Commissioners President Brian Haupert and Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson – used analogies to stress the importance of teamwork.


“Geese fly in formation for a reason,” Haupert told the 161 people in attendance. “Flying together in formation, the flock can fly 71 percent further than if a single goose were to fly on its own.


“With all the economic and political stresses placed on counties, cities and towns, working together makes more sense now than ever. Working together we can make our towns, our city, our county, grow and be prosperous, with the benefit being not only for ourselves, but for future generations who will call Wabash County their home.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Officers cleared in Shooting

By The Paper Staff

Wabash County Prosecutor William Hartley Jr. announced Monday, March 12, that no criminal charges will be filed in a police action shooting that took place in rural Wabash County on Feb. 14, leading to the death of a Kokomo man.


In a press release Monday, Hartley concluded that “the totality of the evidence establishes this incident as a legally justifiable shooting by law enforcement,” after an examination of police reports, the autopsy toxicology report, civilian and police witnesses, interviews conducted of the four officers directly involved, photographs, crime lab reports and use of force policies for the Wabash and Huntington County sheriff’s departments.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
NM shooting still under investigation

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- A North Manchester man is dead after an incident with North Manchester Police Department officers Tuesday, March 6.


According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, who are handling the investigation, the deceased is Michael Kline, 40, North Manchester.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Hospital construction is progressing

By The Paper staff

A new, state-of-the-art MRI and next-generation 64-slice CT scanner will be among the new equipment at the new Parkview Wabash Hospital.


The new facility will also include a full-service emergency department, diagnostic imaging, an inpatient medical and surgical unit and enhanced women's health services.


"This is a new chapter for healthcare in Wabash and we couldn’t be more excited to see this hospital come to life," said Marilyn-Custer Mitchell, president, Parkview Wabash Hospital.  “The community, as well as our team, is really looking forward to this service expansion."
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
'Tater Salad' returning to Honeywell on April 5

By The Paper staff

Ron White will return to the Honeywell Center on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.  Corporate sponsorship is provided by Market Street Grill.


White, also known as “Tater Salad,” is known as the cigar smoking, Scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
MU students plan study in downtown Wabash

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A Manchester University class is collaborating with the City of Wabash and Grow Wabash County (GWC) to study a section of East Market Street in downtown Wabash.


From the study, the students in Dr. Leonard Williams’ class will create a policy analysis and report their findings to Mayor Scott Long and GWC President Keith Gillenwater.


“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Wabash community to have a bright group of minds come in and present us with some ideas on potentially redeveloping a section of our Market Street corridor,” Long said in a news release. “We are looking forward to working with Professor Williams and his students.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13

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