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Manchester Marketplace celebrates community, new location anniversary Saturday, Oct, 20

By David Fenker

Special to The Paper

NORTH MANCHESTER -- One year ago, siblings Gary Long and Rochelle Long took a leap of faith and relocated Manchester Marketplace away from North Manchester's Main Street.


The bulk food and discount grocery store, now located just south of town at 11659 N. State Road 13, expanded its selection with the move, which also made taking deliveries easier.


"We are very thankful for all the support shown from the community and the surrounding area," Gary Long said. “We are grateful for our customers from South Whitley, Wabash, Huntington, Bippus, Andrews, Silver Lake, and many more towns and cities.


“We look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.”

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
City OKs bids to demolish 3 homes

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Bids from two firms to demolish three homes in Wabash were approved when the Wabash Board of Publics Works and Safety met on Thursday, Oct. 18.


Earth Works, Urbana, received the OK to demolish homes at 978 Mill St. and 131 E. Maple St., while Brainard Excavating and Snow Removal, Wabash, received OK to demolish a home at 610 High St.


Earth Works bid $4,150 for the Mill Street home and $5,450 for the Maple Street home.


Brainard bid $5,470 for the Maple Street home.


Hank’s Construction also submitted bids for the projects.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
WCS lays out school improvement plan

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

After hearing his principals lay out the blueprints for school improvement plans, Wabash City School Superintendent Jason Callahan unveiled his corporation-wide goals for the 2018-19 school year at the Monday, Oct. 15 meeting.


Those goals were:


 Continue to grow enrollment.


 Increase post-secondary employment, employment at a living wage, and enlistment in military service.


 Maintain 8 percent cash balance in General Fund and grow Rainy Day fund by 15 percent.


 Further develop Career Pathway Partnerships


 Start at least one student business.


 Strengthen school safety plan.


 Increase the number of international students.


 Increase the number of students who hold a 529 College Savings Plan.


 Increase the number of students to the General Education Transfer Core Certificate.


 All teaching staff and Administration attend two levels of strengths training.


 Develop a building and grounds priority list


 Establish an Education fund.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
County OKs purchase of generator

By Amanda Bridgman
abridgman@nmpaper.com

It was a quick meeting of the Wabash County Commissioners Monday, Oct. 22, morning.


The purchase and installation of a $6,700 10KW Generac generator for emergency use at the county's newly bought coroner building was approved by the commissioners, pending checking the account balance for the excess dollars from the purchase of the building.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
MSD candidate forum planned

By The Paper Staff

Candidates in the MSD of Wabash County school board race will be invited to a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

The event will take place in the Honeywell Center's Legacy Hall. 

Organizers told The Paper of Wabash Countyon Monday afternoon that invitations would be sent to candidates within the next 24 hours. Details will be found in the Oct. 24 The Paper. 

The forum comes one day after a Meet the Candidate event at the Wabash County YMCA. That event will be from 5-8 pm. Monday, Oct. 29. 

Posted on 2018 Oct 16
State to county: Accept all requests

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash County Clerk’s office must accept all requests for absentee ballots, even if they aren’t the proper ones.


That was the ruling by the Indiana Election Division in light of a decision last week by the Wabash County Election Board not to accept any requests that came via the Indiana Democratic Party.


The Indiana Democratic Party mailed thousands of defected absentee ballot request forms to likely Democratic voters in September, according to Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The mailing didn’t contain mandatory instructions on how to fill them out.
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 16
Chili time

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Todd Titus is hoping something that has cropped up among various Wabash County events doesn’t happen Satuday, Oct. 20, during the 16th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off.


“Wind and rain are the things we don’t want,” said Titus, chair of the cook-off committee. “That’s always the unknown.


“But if you look at the weather and the festivals in Wabash County this year … Roann got hit with it. Friday night of FunFest in Manchester got hit with it. The Kunkel Car Show on Friday night got hit with it. I hope it’s a trend that’s not continuing.”
 

Posted on 2018 Oct 16
MSD Board member causes stir with motion

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

MSD of Wabash County board member Gary Fadil caused a stir amongst board members by calling for a motion that was not on the regular agenda during the Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting.


Fadil stated that, after receiving the results of the study by Dr. Steve Yager, it was his opinion that the board move forward on a pair of directives from those interviewed in the study.


First, Fadil saw a clear directive that those surveyed wanted to see more opportunities for the children. He then made a motion to revisit Phase II of the study commissioned by the Community Foundation of Wabash County.


“It’s a free one – you’ve already spent $22,000 for the last opinion survey,” Fadil said. “We’ve paid for what it was going to do to our taxes, and I’d like us to take one more step forward and go back and revisit.”

 

Posted on 2018 Oct 16

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