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Urbana man charged for drug related crimes
Keith Williams
 
By Emma Rausch
 
LAGRO – An Urbana man was booked into Wabash County Jail on Tuesday, April 26, for drug related charges.
 
Keith L. Williams, 25, was charged with felony possession of a hypodermic needle and felony possession of methamphetamine following a Wabash County Sheriff’s Department (WCSD) investigation.
 
On March 16 at approximately 10:50 p.m., WCSD officers were dispatched to the 7000 block of East Division Road from a report that a man was showing signs of being under the influence of drugs and making suicidal threats, according to the probable cause affidavit.
 
Posted on 2016 May 10
Gregg pushes economy in Wabash visit
By Joseph Slacian
 
John Gregg, the Democratic governor nominee, wants local Democrats to reach out to their Republican friends and neighbors to explain to them why it’s time to get rid of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
 
Gregg was the keynote speaker Friday night, May 6, at the Wabash County Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.
 
“There are good Republican men and women out there who do not like the direction of their party and Gov. Pence is out of step with their party,” he told party faithful gathered at the Honeywell Center. “Gov. Pence is so focused on social issues, on women, on many many things. There’s not many Dick Lugar or Mitch Daniels type Republicans left. There are Republicans out there who voted for Evan Bayh and Frank O’Bannon.
 
“They share our concern for jobs and the economy, public education, infrastructure. One thing I’m going to ask you guys to do is talk to them. Reach out and talk to these people.”
 
Posted on 2016 May 10
Wabash Steel Supply has grand opening
Ben Gebhart cuts the ribbon during the grand opening celebration at Wabash Steele Supply. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash Steel Supply, 1705 S. Wabash St., cut the ribbon during a grand opening ceremony Thursday morning, May 5.
 
Owner Ben Gebhart discussed Wabash’s need for a business such as Wabash Steel Supply prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce.
 
“The idea came from Metal Source,” said Gebhart, who also owns that business. “There really wasn’t anywhere in town to buy steel or that advertised steel for the public, farmers or people like that.
 
“So we figured why not try something like that.”
Posted on 2016 May 10
Community gathers for World Day of Prayer
Terry Hinds prays for the church as others bow their heads at the World Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 5. Other men and women of the community prayed for government, military and media among other topics on the Wabash County Courthouse lawn during the event. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Dozens of Wabash County pastors and citizens convened on the Wabash County Courthouse lawn Thursday, May 5, to pray for the community and the world on the National Day of Prayer.
 
“God, you have a lot of work to do,” Sherlyn Rensberger, event moderator, began the program.
 
“Sometimes, Satan tries to stop things in ways, to make it be that we’re not going to be able to step in to where God wants us to be, but God has grace and forgiveness and helps us to be able to turn around and go where we need to go.
 
“Thank God for that forgiveness.”
 
Posted on 2016 May 10
Wabash man charged with child molestation
Stoney Hobson
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man was booked into the Wabash County Jail on Monday, May 2, for child molestation charges following an investigation by the Wabash Police Department.
 
Stoney Hobson, 51, was charged with felony attempted child molestation and felony attempted vicarious sexual gratification.
 
On March 16, WPD received information from the Division of Family Services of an alleged molestation incident involving a child younger than 10-years-old, according to the probable cause affidavit.
 
Posted on 2016 May 06
Wabash named finalist in Small Business Revolution
By Joseph Slacian
 
The City of Wabash is a finalist in the Small Business Revolution on Main Street, a national contest that will award one small town a $500,000 revitalization.
 
Wabash was one of two finalists chosen from nearly 10,000 nominations from small towns across America. Deluxe Corporation, which provides small-business marketing services, created the program.
 
“Wabash immediately stood out as a small town that embodied the spirit of the Small Business Revolution – passionate entrepreneurs, a strong community spirit and a long history of banding together,” said Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communications officer for Deluxe.
 
The winning community will be decided via online voting. Click here to vote now!
 
Posted on 2016 May 03
Former Manchester University student charged with murder of infant
Mikayla Munn
 
By The Paper staff
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – An Indiana State Police investigation has led to the arrest of a former Manchester University student for the death of an infant.
 
On Monday, May 2, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a death investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller and North Manchester Police Detective Sergeant Jon Pace has resulted in the arrest of Mikayla Munn, 21, Elkhart.
 
Munn was served a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging criminal charges for murder and neglect of a dependent causing death.  She was arrested at her Elkhart home and transported to the Wabash County Jail.
Posted on 2016 May 03
County residents to take to the polls
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash County voters will take to the polls on Tuesday, May 3, for the state’s Primary Election.
 
On the ballot will be several local, state and federal races. In addition, those living within the Wabash City Schools District will be able to vote in a referendum about creating a tax levy for the district.
 
Click the jump to read about who's running and where to vote!
Posted on 2016 May 03

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