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Minor changes made in wastewater billing policy
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety approved a few minor changes to the city’s wastewater billing policy Thursday, March 2.
 
One change will not allow the use of a personal check or automated clearing house (ACH) withdrawals for waste and storm payments after to non-sufficient funds or insufficient ACH withdrawals have taken place. An ACH withdrawal is an automatic withdrawal from a person’s checking or savings account.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Locals support good causes at Kiwanis Pancake Day

Paul Lavonte (front left) and Andy LaVonte (front right) have a conversation over breakfast during the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day fundraising event. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Pancakes stacked high Saturday, March 4, as hundreds flocked to the annual Wabash Kiwanis Pancake Day.

As the club’s primary fundraising event, the day’s proceeds will go toward supporting the local organization’s philanthropic projects and other causes, including the Riley Hospital for Children and the Southside Park Project.

For Wabash County local Dayna Dale, the event is a tradition rooted in a good cause.

Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Council has hearing on Stellar program
By Joseph Slacian
 
Three people  – all Wabash City Council members – asked questions Monday night, Feb. 27, during a public hearing on the city’s Owner Occupied Housing Phase 1 Community Development Block Grant.
 
Region 3A representatives Matt Brinkman and Dave Gee discussed the first phase of the program – one of the Stellar projects – and its impact on the second phase.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Wabash man faces multiple drug charges
By The Paper staff
 
A Wabash man is facing six drug-related charges following a Wabash County Drug Task Force (DTF) investigation, according to Cpt. Matt Benson, Wabash City Police public information officer.
 
At approximately 7:17 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, the DFT, WPD, Wabash County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police executed a search warrant on a residence in the 500 block of North Wabash Street.
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Chapman's to open March 17

The Paper of Wabash County editor Joseph Slacian (left) and Chapman's Brewing Co. founder Scott Fergusson talk during the taping of "Wabash County Life." Photo by Emma Rausch

By The Paper staff

Chapman’s Brewing Co. will open its Wabash location on March 17.

Founder Scott Fergusson announced the date during the taping of the March episode of “Wabash County Life” on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The complete episode will be available for viewing beginning Wednesday morning, March 1.

Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Drug Task Force busy in 2016: 95 cases investigated is second most on record
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash County’ Drug Task Force (DTF) initiated 95 cases in 2016, Mayor Scott Long reported in his State of the City address Monday, Feb. 13.
 
Although it operated at only half capacity last year, the task force conducted its second highest case total, with only 2015 reporting more with 109 cases.
 
When broken down, the DTF initiated 41 methamphetamine-related cases and 34 methamphetamine lab cases while also commencing nine heroin cases, one cocaine case, six marijuana cases, two pharmaceuticals-related cases, one synthetic drug case and one theft at the police department.
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Dog park dedication scheduled for June 2
By Joseph Slacian
 
Officials with the new dog park hope to have a grand opening ceremony during First Friday activities on June 2.
 
Gary Henderson, who has spearheaded a movement to create a park in Wabash for several years, said the committee chose that date for the site when it met on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
NM man faces gun charge
Mason K. France
 
By David Fenker and Emma Rausch
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – A North Manchester man is facing felony charges in connection with a federal investigation of a Rochester gun shop robbery.
 
Mason K. France, 19, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 16, on the charges of felony dangerous control of a firearm, felony theft, and felony obstruction of justice.
 
“Dangerous control of a firearm” is defined as when an adult knowingly, intentionally or recklessly gives a child a firearm for any purpose other than in certain exempt circumstances, according to Indiana State code.
Posted on 2017 Mar 10

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