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Board of Works OKs animal shelter funding
By Joseph Slacian
 
A fee for service contract between the City of Wabash and the Wabash County Animal Shelter was approved Thursday, April 20, by the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
Through the agreement, the city will give the shelter up to $32,700 to be used for spaying and neutering animals, and for animal health care.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Former Roann school facing demolition
By David Fenker
 
Demolition of the old school at Roann may begin as soon as 2018.
 
Pending a resolution by the Roann Town Council, the Wabash County Board of Commissioners has agreed to seek a grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Blight Clearance Program with the Town of Roann. The agreement is that, once ownership of the property is transferred, Roann will be the lead applicant for the grant in exchange for the county becoming joint owners of the property with the town.
 
Roann Town Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson spoke at the commissioners’ Monday, April 24, meeting in order to ask again for their assistance with the structure.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
NM traffic stops net five more drug-related arrests
Five people, including Shiloh Steiner, Jessica King, Douglas Vonuhl, Austin Reiff and Kelsie Boggs, are facing drug related charges after several North Manchester traffic stops. Photos provided
 
By David Fenker
 
At least five people are facing drug-related charges after several traffic stops in North Manchester so far this month.
 
Shiloh Steiner, 41, Pierceton; Jessica King, 25, North Manchester; Douglas Vonuhl, 39, Goshen; Austin Reiff, 25, South Whitley; and Kelsie M. Boggs, 23, South Whitley, are facing drug-related crimes.
 
Steiner was arrested Tuesday, April 11, on felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of paraphernalia after a North Manchester Police Department (NMPD) officer pulled him over for failing to use a turn signal.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Wabash Spring Clean-up set May 1-6
By Joseph Slacian
 
The City of Wabash will have its annual Spring Clean-up from May 1-6, Street Department Superintendent Scott Richardson said.
 
Pick-up will be divided into four sections, following the same route as weekly trash.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Escape room takes over former Cass Street flower, hobby shop
The Escape Hour, located at 1020 N. Cass St., is slated to open in May. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
An escape room is coming to Wabash and taking over the former Mitting’s Flower shop.
 
Slated to open in May, the Escape Hour, located at 1020 N. Cass St., will offer area residents a new entertainment opportunity, according to owners Michael and Amanda Rigney.
 
“We’ve been interested in opening a business and Michael’s had lots of ideas,” Mrs. Rigney told The Paper of Wabash County. “We went to an escape room in Fort Wayne and we just felt like we would really like to provide an opportunity for entertainment here in Wabash. … So we thought this would be something affordable for youth and adults too. It’s something all age groups can do."
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Hands of Hope therapeutic group offers self-building support
By Emma Rausch
 
Hands of Hope is inviting those seeking safer relationships to the Art of Self, a free, weekly therapeutic support group that educates participants on boundaries, positive assertiveness and also assists in discovering healing.
 
The Wabash-based division of the Family Service Society, Hands of Hope began offering the support group in February, according to Erin Davis, Hands of Hope therapist.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
DNR ruling to be appealed
By Joseph Slacian
 
Opponents to the Wabash River Trail plan to appeal the Indiana Department of Natural Resources recent approval of a permit to repair a boat ramp in Lagro.
 
The work was done prior to the WRT receiving a permit from the DNR, and was the cause of the Wabash Plan Commission’s issuance of a stop work order for the trail project.
Posted on 2017 Apr 18
PaperWorks' investment returns $1.13M to company

Duke Energy presented representatives of the PaperWorks Industries Wabash mill with a check for more than $1.13 million Tuesday, April 11, as an incentive reward for the company’s cost-saving investments. PaperWorks (from left) Project Manager John Henry, Plant Controller Pam Hawkins and General Manager Chris Wetherford accepted the check from Duke Energy Account Executives (second from right, to left) Shawn South and Ron Booher. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

PaperWorks Industries’ energy-saving investments paid off, literally, Tuesday, April 11, when Duke Energy presented the company with a $1.13 million check.

Nearly two years ago, PaperWorks made a strategic investment of approximately $3.5 million to reduce its energy consumption at its Wabash-based paper mill, according to mill general manager Chris Wetherford.

Posted on 2017 Apr 18

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