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4 WMS youth honored with Kathy Swan Awards

The Wabash Middle School Kathy Swan Award honorees (front row, from left) Jordan Jones, Hayley Houlihan, Dakota Hensley and Jayse Weaver pose for a photo with the Wabash City Schools Board of Education members (back row, from left) Brandon France, Liz Hobbs, Mary Anne Tait and Tiffanie King following the award presentation on Monday, May 1. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash City Schools Board of Education continued its presentation of the 11th annual Kathy Swan Awards at its meeting Monday, May 1, with honoring four Wabash Middle School youth.

Students Hayley Houlihan, Jordan Jones, Dakota Hensley and Jayse Weaver received the awards for their hard work and success in the classroom and as individuals.

Posted on 2017 May 09
Wabash Elks honor 2 during National Youth Week

Wabash Elks Exalted Ruler Keith Walters (front row, center) presents certificates to Jaylen Tooley (left) and Lindy Miller as part of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks National Youth Week. Looking on are Wabash City Schools Superitendent Jason Callahan (back row, from left), Access Youth Center Director Liz Hobbs and Laura Helm, director of the Access Learning Academy. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

The Wabash Elks Lodge No.471 honored two Wabash City Schools students on Wednesday night, May 3, during Elks National Youth Week.

The students, Lindy Miller and Jaylen Tooley, were nominated for the honor by officials at the Access Learning Academy and the Access Youth Center, respectively.

Posted on 2017 May 09
Hentgen appointed to Health Board
By David Fenker
 
Nick Hentgen is the newest member of the Wabash County Health Board .
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners appointed Hentgen, of Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc., to the board at their Monday, May 8, meeting.
 
“David Erickson has resigned from the board, citing increased responsibility from his employer. We thank him for his service,” Health Board Chairman Keith Walters said.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Wabash County, area residents walk for local March of Dimes

The Merrick family, this year's March of Dimes ambassadors, lead the March for Babies event on Saturday morning, May 6, at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Nearly 50 Wabash County and area residents convened at Paradise Spring Historical Park Saturday morning, May 6, for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies.

Dawn Hamm, member of Wabash Committee for the national organization, thanked those in attendance and reminded everyone why it was important to walk in the event.

Posted on 2017 May 09
County hosts state conference

Nearly 300 Hoosiers were in attendance for the annual Indiana Landmarks Preservation Conference that took place in Wabash Tuesday, April 25, through Friday, April 28. Attendees were a “nice mixture” of elected officials, business representatives, locals and those in the preservation field, according to Marsh Davis, Indiana Landmarks president. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Nearly 300 Hoosiers converged in Wabash Tuesday, April 25, for the annual Indiana Landmarks Statewide Preservation Conference.

While the four-day-long event acted as an educational series on preserving historical sites around the state, it also spotlighted Wabash for its accomplishments in the practice, according to Marsh Davis, Indiana Landmarks President.

While he said he could not speak on behalf of the conference’s planning committee, Davis told The Paper of Wabash County there are many reasons why, in his opinion, it was a great idea to use Wabash as the event’s backdrop this year.

Posted on 2017 May 02
WRT to host public meeting
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash River Trail Inc. will have a public information meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Lagro Community Center.
 
The meeting is one of two ordered by the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority in order for the WRT to qualify for funding from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Road to One Million program.
 
WRT officials requested $960,236 from the RDA. However, RDA officials, to make sure it had enough funds to distribute to the various projects seeking help, cut 2 percent off all the last projects to be funded. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
Freshmen take look at job market
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash, Huntington, Miami and Grant counties’ high school freshmen assembled at the Honeywell Center and Wabash County Fair Grounds Friday, April 28, for the first Northeast Indiana Career Expo.
 
The event served as an introduction to future career opportunities, according to Mark Hobbs, Heartland Career Center director.
 
“We’re trying to expose students to careers in our area, in our region,” Hobbs told The Paper of Wabash County. “We’ve formed partnerships with several businesses and organizations in the area that helped us bring (the event) together.”
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
County Council talks taxes at April meeting
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council meeting’s primary discussion Monday night, April 24, centered on the county’s tax rates.
 
The council opened the meeting with a presentation by Bill Ruppel, the county’s appointed lobbyist for state legislators in regards to the recent jail study, who provided an update as to why state government refused to pass 62 tax bills this year.
 
“As we look, the bill and all tax bills relating to counties, none of them passed this year,” Ruppel said. “There were 62 filed and we wanted an amendment to House Bill 1142 and House Bill 1142 did not even get out of the Senate. So it was never heard and it died and it was not replaced with any other bill.”
 
Posted on 2017 May 02

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