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Winchester Senior Center to host events in February

By The Paper staff

Several events are planned in February at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center in Wabash.
On the calendar are:


Matchbox Valentines Workshop with Jeanie Cooper:  Wednesdays, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Center, 239 Bond St. in Wabash. Free with supplies provided; Registration required. Call 260-563-4475.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
Country duo to perform at Honeywell

By The Paper staff

LoCash, with special guest Gunslinger, will perform at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. 


The singer/songwriting duo of Chris Lucas, of Baltimore, Md., and Preston Brust, a Kokomo native, fuse modern country with classic rock which results in a uniquely identifiable edgy blend. 
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
Flu related school absences on the rise

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Schools can’t say for sure what the cause is illness-wise, but the school system has seen a pretty significant rise in absences this winter, school nurse John Davis said.


“I don’t know the exact percentages,” Davis said. “It varies day-to-day, week-to-week. It’s not all from the flu though. But, we’ve definitely seen an increase in absences due to that.”
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
SPARK program receives DOE grant

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash County YMCA is one of 38 organizations around Indiana to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program for Cohort 9 grant from the Indiana Department of Education.


The YMCA will receive $100,000 to be used toward the SPARK summer learning loss prevention program at the Manchester Elementary School, according to Kendall Hoover, YMCA Communications Specialist & Brand Advocate.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
Race develops for County Council

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash County Council member Matt Dillon filed candidacy paperwork last week to retain his third district seat on the council.


By doing so, he created the second GOP race for major seats in the May Primary Election.


Dillon will square off against fellow Republican and former sheriff, Leroy Striker, for the council post.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
Wabash Crossing East under new ownership

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash Crossing East Shopping Center is under new ownership.


Regency Properties officials made the announcement Monday, Feb. 5 that they had acquired the shopping complex along with two other shopping centers in Indiana, including the Columbia Square Shopping Center in Columbia City and the Monticello Marketplace Shopping Center in Monticello.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
'Illusionists' coming to Honeywell Center

By Joseph Slacian

jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Jonathan Goodwin, one of the performers in “The Illusionists,” is billed as “The Daredevil” in the troupe.


A look at his resume explains why. Among the stunts he’s performed during his career include being hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks and being sewn into a cow, just to see if he could escape.


Naturally, the first question in a telephone interview with Goodwin is, “Why?”
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 06
Animal Shelter halts service to NM

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Wabash County Animal Shelter board of directors recently voted to cease services in North Manchester, effective Feb. 1.

The decision comes after the North Manchester Town Council refused to provide a date during its Jan. 10 meeting by which the council would inform the shelter whether it would provide $12,000 in funding for 2018.

Services, which include stray pick-ups and owner surrenders, will resume after a decision regarding the funding is reached by the council and accepted by the board, according to a Jan. 25 press release issued by shelter officials.

Posted on 2018 Jan 30

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