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City, state program helps 12 homeowners

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The second phase of Wabash’s Owner-Occupied Rehab Program is complete, with 12 different homes around the city receiving some sort of refurbishing.

That was the word Monday night, July 22, from Matt Brinkman, grant administrator for the Northeast Indiana Regional Housing Partnership. Brinkman and David Gee, Region 3A’s director of technical services, spoke during a public hearing before the Wabash City Council meeting.

Posted on 2019 Jul 30
Recycling changes going well, official says

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Roughly one month into the change in Wabash County’s recycling program, and things are apparently looking better.
“The change is going relatively well,” Jen Rankin, director of the Wabash County Solid Waste Management District, told The Paper of Wabash County.

However, she noted, there are still some residents unaware of the change.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
WPD seeks info into man's death

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information in the death of a local man on Monday, July 15.

The body of the man, Alex Watkins, 31, was lying near the street in the 200 block of East Main Street, according to WPD Capt. Matt Benson, the department’s Public Information Officer.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
Groups seek to 'Pack the Pacifica'

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Access Youth Center, in conjunction with Wabash Valley Chrysler and the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471, will sponsor “Pack the Pacifica,” on Saturday, July 27.

Access officials are encouraging area residents to donate school supplies to try to fill the Pacifica van on loan from Wabash Valley Chrysler.

 
Posted on 2019 Jul 23
State makes move to cut smoking rate

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Officials at the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition are praising recent state action to make tobacco cessation tools more available for Hoosiers.

The Indiana State Department of Health and Social Services Administration, acting on a directive from Gov. Eric Holcomb, announced plans on Tuesday, July 16, to improve access to and the affordability of tobacco cessation products for Hoosiers wanting to quit smoking or using tobacco.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
City plans 'Stellarbration' on Aug. 2

The City of Wabash will be hosting a “Stellarbration” to commemorate the completion of the Stellar Communities Designee grant Wabash received in 2014. The event will occur in conjunction with Wabash Marketplace’s First Friday event on August 2 from 5:00-8:00pm throughout the downtown area.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
Back to School Bash planned for Aug. 3

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

CASA of Wabash County will host a Back to School Bash for students needing supplies at Wabash High School on Aug. 3.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


It’s CASA sponsored, said Deb Joy, but it’s a community event.


Purdue Extension, Area 5, Indiana Youth Institute, YMCA, ARC of Wabash, Pride Point, Manchester University, WIC, DCS, The Community Foundation of Wabash County, and the Lighthouse Mission and the Wabash Elks are all also sponsoring the event or providing items.


The Access Youth Center will be providing backpacks.


The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department will be giving out fingerprint kits, and the County Health Department will be giving back to school shots.


The Wabash Carnegie Public Library is bringing books to the event, and there will also be free haircuts available.
 

Posted on 2019 Jul 16
U.S. heroes to be honored on July 20

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

An event which will provide honor helicopter rides to military veterans is scheduled for July 20.


LLL Truck Repair, along with Indiana and American Huey 369, a non-profit organization based in Peru, are partnering to host the event, called Honoring our Heroes to recognize veterans and active-duty personnel.


The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LLL, located at 8254 West County Road 300 North in Andrews, near U.S. 24.
This is the third time the event has offered free flights. The community has stepped up for financial support to help send the veterans up, but anyone can take a membership flight.


The last event took place in 2017, and drew around 400 people.


“We’re probably expecting 500 people this year, but it probably won’t all be at the same time,” Ryan Long said.
 

Posted on 2019 Jul 16

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