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The Midtown Men bring Broadway to Wabash May 4

The Midtown Men will be stopping by Wabash Thursday, May 8, to entertain Wabash and area residents with their favorite 60s hit songs. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Midtown Men will be bringing Broadway to Wabash on Thursday, May 4, during their seventh national tour.

The Midtown Men, a production with reunites four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” features Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer.

Spencer told The Paper of Wabash County that the group has been a blessing because, originally, it was “supposed to be a side gig.”

Posted on 2017 May 02
Commissioners give answers on insurance, storage sheds
By David Fenker
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners approved spending more than $135,000 on several items at their Monday, May 1, meeting.
 
County Coordinator Jim Dils asked the commissioners to revisit three items that they had said they would take under advisement at previous meetings.
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
County schools continue summer food programs
By Emma Rausch
 
Two Wabash County schools announced plans to continue their participation in the Summer Food Service Program.
 
Wabash City Schools and Manchester Community Schools will provide free breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday at various locations around the county to all children ages 1-18.
 
“I feel it is important to have the summer food service program as we supply a healthy meal to the kids while summer is out,” Melanie Honeycutt, Wabash City Schools food service director, told The Paper of Wabash County. “This is a great benefit we are able to offer to all the kids that are in a lot of different activities throughout the summer."
 
The programs will take place at various sites in North Manchester, Wabash, Roann and LaFontaine. Honeycutt told The Paper that the program hopes to extend services in Lagro this summer as well.

 

Posted on 2017 May 02
CF releases plans for school study
The school boards from Wabash City Schools, MSD of Wabash County and Manchester Community Schools were all in attendance for the first “Studies for Advancement” meeting on Thursday, April 20. The boards’ presidents told The Paper of Wabash County they’re excited for the studies’ outcomes. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash County’s three public school districts met Thursday evening, April 20, to learn the specifics about the “Studies for Advancement,” a Community Foundation of Wabash County initiative focused on assisting the corporations meet current and future educational needs.
 
In January, the Community Foundation offered to fund and coordinate feasibility studies and research from jointly submitted proposals for the three school districts, Manchester Community Schools, MSD of Wabash County and Wabash City Schools. All three corporations accepted the invitation in February.
 
“Many of you know that in 2012, the Community Foundation of Wabash County prioritized educational attainment as the county’s number one most pressing, urgent need,” Patty Grant, Foundation executive director, said. “We often quote statistics from Indiana Works that by the year 2023, over 16,000 will become available in Indiana and all of those jobs require education beyond high school."
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
CEO tabbed for proposed organization
By Joseph Slacian
 
Keith Gillenwater has been named the president and CEO of the proposed combined Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Group of Wabash County.
 
Gillenwater, currently president and CEO of EDG, won’t assume the new post unless the merger is approved by members of both organizations.
 
He was named to the post by the Transition Committee on Monday, April 17. It was done even though is not expected to take place until mid-May.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Goff named finalist for state Supreme Court

Chris Goff

By Joseph Slacian

Wabash County Superior Court Judge Chris Goff is one of three finalists for the soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Goff, the Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael and the Hon. Matthew C. Kincaid were selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday, April 19, as the top three candidates to replace Justice Robert D. Rucker, who is retiring May 12 as one of five Indiana Supreme Court justices.

The trio was selected from a field of 11 candidates, all of whom were interviewed by the commission last week.

Posted on 2017 Apr 25
County man dies after falling in well

By Joseph Slacian

LEESBURG -- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of man after he fell into a well at his residence on the Barbee Chain of Lakes. The incident took place about noon Monday, April 24.

Maurice Terry, 84, Lafontaine, was cleaning out a well pit on his property on EMS B45 Lane making sure it was operating properly.

Posted on 2017 Apr 25
Millerís, Drug Task Force educate locals on street drugs

Locals take a closer look at items that may be used in “one pot” methamphetamine labs during a Wabash Drug Task Force street drug presentation. The task force educates the public about what to look for and not to handle in case an item is found. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash Drug Task Force (DTF) continued its fight against illegal drugs in the county Tuesday, April 18, with a different approach, educating the public on what to look for.

On Tuesday, the DTF presented a discussion on street drugs commonly found in Wabash County. Hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor East, the presentation focused on how to identify common street drugs and “one pot” methamphetamine labs as well as what to do when those items are found.

Posted on 2017 Apr 25

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