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Commissioners declare local emergency for flood damage

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Due to damage from February's flooding, the Wabash County commissioners have issued a local emergency declaration.


While Wabash County received far less flood damage than more northern counties, floodwaters did wash out a bridge on County Road 1050 East in the southwestern part of the county.


Keith Walters, executive director of Wabash County Emergency Management Agency, presented a request for the declaration at the commissioners' March 5 meeting.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Southwood robotics team prepares for state competition

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The highlight of Tuesday’s Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting was a presentation to the board from the Southwood Robotics team.


Out of 900 teams in the state, Southwood’s Gray team is ranked 19th in the state and 218th in the world, while the red team is ranked 104th in the state and 758th in the world.


The teams gave presentations on the type of competitions they will engage in during the state competition March 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
City code violation letters up by more than 300 from 2015-16

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

City Code Enforcement Officer Kipp Cantrell issued 455 violation letters in 2017, 324 more than the previous two years.


Cantrell, who began working in the newly created position in 2017, updated the Wabash City Council on his first year of duty. The Council budgeted funds for the position during budget hearings in 2016.


Of the 455 letters issued, Cantrell said, the largest was for grass or shrub violations, 206.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
UF distributes funds to 10 groups

By The Paper staff

The Wabash County United Fund distributed $10,000 on Feb. 27 to 10 local non-profit organizations.  The funds were part of the 2017 annual campaign conducted by Wabash County United Fund. 


This is the seventh consecutive year for the United Fund matching partnership with the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Frazier endorses democratic candidate

By The Paper staff

Wendy Frazier, City of Wabash Clerk –Treasurer, has endorsed Gary Snyder for state Senate District 17.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
Deadline nears for CF Grant

By The Paper staff

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Two times each year, the Community Foundation of Wabash County  awards competitive grants in a number of areas, such as the arts, recreation, health and human needs, the environment, education, and civic and economic development.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
Workshop to bring students, family service providers together

By The Paper staff

When adults work together, children can achieve more positive developmental outcomes. Often times, youth workers report they feel isolated in their work.


The Indiana Youth Institute and Wabash County Purdue Extension Office are hosting a free networking event to bring area youth and family service providers together to collaborate and share information.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
Winners named in Honeywell Center art show

By The Paper staff

Celebrating 25 years, the 92 County Art Show for 2018 will be on display in the Honeywell Center’s Clark Gallery through March 12.


This exhibit is sponsored by local resident, Robert Gillespie.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27

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