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NM Council revises golf cart ordinance
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – Changes to the town’s golf cart ordinance were unanimously approved  by the North Manchester Town Council on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
 
North Manchester resident Jay Vanlandingham read a letter on behalf of the town’s disabled and retired fixed-income residents concerning the ordinance.
 
“When I first heard about the rules at first, I didn’t think it would affect me,” he said.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Recorder progressing with computer upgrade
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
Wabash County Recorder Lori Draper informed the Wabash County Commissioners of progress with the technology upgrade for her office.
 
Part of her presentation to the commissioners included informing them that she gave County Attorney Stephen Downs paperwork to update their contract with Fidlar Technologies.
 
Through Fidlar, the Recorder is able to provide remote access to documents to the general public.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Free, nutritional cooking classes offered during August
By Sarah Peters 
 
Nutritional cooking classes, lead by nutrition assistants, will be offered at the Dallas Winchester Senior Center in Wabash throughout this month. 
 
Each class will focus on a different food group, teaching participants about the USDA My Plate, how to read food labels, how to get more fruit and vegetables in one’s diet, and how to know if a food is whole grain. 
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
MSD considers rescinding reconfiguration decision
By The Paper staff
 
MSD of Wabash County School Board will consider rescinding its reconfiguration decision at its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9, according to the Board’s Aug. 9 agenda.
 
On July 12, the Board voted and approved the reconfiguration of the Northfield and Southwood school systems into one school and the closure of Sharp Creek Elementary School.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 05
2 facing possible drug charges

Devon Howard and Andrew Saunders

By The Paper staff

Two Wabash people were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, on drug-related charges, one after recovering from an alleged overdose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2016 Aug 03
The Paper lodges complaint against Metro school board
By Emma Rausch
 
The Paper of Wabash County filed a formal complaint against the MSD School Board on Thursday, July 28, with the Public Access Counselor.
 
The complaint requests an advisory opinion from Luke Britt, appointed PAC, to determine if the Board’s July 12 vote to reconfigure the school district violated Indiana’s Open Door Law.
 
“We believe, after consulting with the Hoosier State Press Association, that the Metro Board acted illegally and violated the Indiana Open Door Law,” Editor Joseph Slacian said.
 
In its objection, The Paper asserts that the violation stemmed from the Board’s actions to plan a district-wide reconfiguration during at least three executive sessions including those on June 8, June 14 and July 7, which were advertised as meetings that would discuss personnel matters.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 02
Restoration may be option for old jail
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
The old Wabash County Jail and Sheriff’s House may have been saved from demolition this week.
 
Paul Hayden, director of the Northeast Field Office of Indiana Landmarks, presented an update regarding the property to the Wabash County Commissioners, offering the option of donation and restoration of the property.
 
“What we’d like to do is work as a creative development team of sorts to put together a proposal for the old Wabash Jail. Indiana Landmarks would be working with local architects SRKM of Warsaw,” he said.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 02
No raise in Cumulative Capital Development Fund planned
County residents gathered at the Wabash County Council meeting Monday, July 25, to address concerns about raising the Cumulative Capital Development Fund. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Cumulative Capital Development Fund (CCD) rate will remain at its current amount after the Wabash County Council took no action to raise it on Monday night, July 25.
 
The CCD rate will remain at $.0164 per $100 of assessed tax valuation.
 
The tax would have been levied on all taxable real and personal property within the taxing district, according to a legal notice posted by the Wabash County Auditor's Office.
Posted on 2016 Aug 02

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