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Marksmen’s Guns opens in downtown Wabash

Mark Baun cuts the ribbon Friday afternoon at the grand opening of Marksmen’s Guns, while family and representatives of Grow Wabash County look on. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Marksmen’s Guns opened for business on Friday, Nov. 3, in downtown Wabash.

The business, located at 9 E. Canal St., is owned by Mark Baum, and is a family-run enterprise. His son, Brent Woodyard, will man the business day-to-day.

“I have another job that, well, pays better than this one,” Baum joked during a grand opening celebration. “I’ll be here on weekends and maybe some days after work, but (Woodyard) will be the one here day in and day out.”

Posted on 2017 Nov 07
County's LIT changes explained
By Emma Rausch
 
The Local Income Tax rate is not increasing. However, homestead property owners may see increase on their tax statement, according to Marcie Shepherd, Wabash County Auditor.
 
On Monday, Oct. 16, the Wabash County Council approved an ordinance modifying the LIT allocations. As per the ordinance, the modifications were to decrease Property Tax Relief rates from 1 percent to .5 percent, allocate .41 percent to Certified Shares and direct .09 percent of the Expenditure rate to the Public Safety Access Point (PSAP). The LIT modifications will take affect as of Jan. 1, 2018.
 
The Paper of Wabash County sat down with Shepherd to have these changes explained.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31
Lilly finalists announced
By Emma Rausch
 
Six Wabash County youth were named finalists for the 2017-2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, the Community Foundation of Wabash County announced Tuesday, Oct. 24.
 
This year, from an applicant pool of 50 students, the six finalists for Wabash County are Jessica Bott, Anna Driscoll, Jada Laycock, Parker Mays, Lucas Topliff and Remington Trick.
 
Bott, Mays and Topliff are Southwood Jr.-Sr. High School students. Driscoll attends Northfield Jr.-Sr. High School, Trick is a Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School student and Laycock attends North Miami High School.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31
Konyha named to Regional Chamber post
By The Paper staff
 
FORT WAYNE – Bill Konyha, former President and CEO of the Economic Development Group of Wabash County, is the new President of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.
 
The hiring was announced Monday morning, Oct. 30, Regional Chamber officials.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31
Lane restrictions planned at various sites
By The Paper staff
 
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that debris removal is scheduled for several bridges in Adams, Blackford, LaGrange, Miami, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties beginning on or after Wednesday, Oct. 25, weather permitting.
 
Drivers are cautioned to expect stopped traffic, lane restrictions and/or flaggers directing traffic in the following locations:
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31
City gets bid for work at Honeywell Park
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Park Board received one bid Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, to refurbish Honeywell Park.
 
R. Yoder Construction of Nappanee submitted a bid of $409,990 for the work, which includes rebuilding and adding electricity to the pavilion, moving the basketball courts, adding bleachers and constructing a storage shed.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31
County Council approves increasing 2018 salaries 1 percent
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council approved the 2018 salaries and wages ordinance Monday, Oct. 23, authorizing a 1 percent pay raise for county employees.
 
The Salary and Wage Committee presented the across-the-board 1 percent increase recommendation to the council during the budget hearings on Sept. 12.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31
Wabash moves forward with Studies for Advancement
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education will be moving forward with the Studies for Advancement following a vote on Monday, Oct. 23.
 
With a 4-0 vote, the board approved a recommendation to accept the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s offer to engage in Phase II of the education study. Board member Liz Hobbs was absent.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 31

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