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UF awards Chili for Charity matches to 9 groups

85 Hope representatives Sandra Boone (left) and Pat Lynn accept a check from Wabash County United Fund Executive Director Steve Johnson. 85 Hope was one of nine non-profits to receive funds from the Wabash County United Fund on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By The Paper staff

The Wabash County United Fund distributed $10,000 on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to nine local non-profit organizations. 

The funds were part of the 2016 Annual Campaign conducted by Wabash County United Fund.  This is the sixth consecutive year for the United Fund matching partnership with the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity.

“Chili for Charity, and subsequently the United Fund $10,000 match, generously assists with meeting funding gaps for non-profit programs in Wabash County,” Steve Johnson, executive director for UF, said. “Partnering together creates even greater impact and results in lasting change. “

Posted on 2017 Mar 07
INGUARD launches space for entrepreneurs
By The Paper staff
 
INGUARD, an Indiana-based insurance and risk management firm, has opened a state-of-the-art co-working and collaboration space for entrepreneurs in its downtown Wabash headquarters.
 
The space hosts entrepreneurs, change-makers and students building the next big ideas in technology, insurance and business.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Wabash man acquitted of child molestation charges
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man was acquitted of all charges in an attempted child molestation case following jury verdict Wednesday, Feb. 22.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
And the winner is … Two bidders tie for city-owned dump truck
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two bidders submitted equal bids Thursday, March 2, for a used dump truck being auctioned off by the Wabash Street Department.
 
Greg Music and a local firm, Askmar, each submitted $500 sealed bids to the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Riggs named GM at Wabash Portable Equipment

Ryan Riggs is the new general store manager at Wabash Portable Equipment. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Chuck and Dianne Smith, owners of Wabash Portable Equipment, are pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Riggs to general store manager.

Riggs is a 16-year employee of the firm, and is currently the parts manager. He will continue to oversee the parts department, as well as the day-to-day operation of the business.

Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Minor changes made in wastewater billing policy
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety approved a few minor changes to the city’s wastewater billing policy Thursday, March 2.
 
One change will not allow the use of a personal check or automated clearing house (ACH) withdrawals for waste and storm payments after to non-sufficient funds or insufficient ACH withdrawals have taken place. An ACH withdrawal is an automatic withdrawal from a person’s checking or savings account.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Locals support good causes at Kiwanis Pancake Day

Paul Lavonte (front left) and Andy LaVonte (front right) have a conversation over breakfast during the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day fundraising event. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Pancakes stacked high Saturday, March 4, as hundreds flocked to the annual Wabash Kiwanis Pancake Day.

As the club’s primary fundraising event, the day’s proceeds will go toward supporting the local organization’s philanthropic projects and other causes, including the Riley Hospital for Children and the Southside Park Project.

For Wabash County local Dayna Dale, the event is a tradition rooted in a good cause.

Posted on 2017 Mar 07
Council has hearing on Stellar program
By Joseph Slacian
 
Three people  – all Wabash City Council members – asked questions Monday night, Feb. 27, during a public hearing on the city’s Owner Occupied Housing Phase 1 Community Development Block Grant.
 
Region 3A representatives Matt Brinkman and Dave Gee discussed the first phase of the program – one of the Stellar projects – and its impact on the second phase.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 07

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