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12 homeless individuals participate in survey

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Although the numbers are unofficial, homelessness seems to be slightly on the rise in Wabash County.

The county hosted the Point In Time checkpoints at three separate locations Thursday, Jan. 25.

Unofficially, the county had 12 total people register as homeless. Last year, the county had zero people register and had five total register the year before that.

Posted on 2018 Jan 30
Kindergarten Round-up planned March 21

By The Paper staff

Wabash County Kindergarten Round-up will take place from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Honeywell Center.

Posted on 2018 Jan 30
Wabash River Defenders schedule meeting

By The Paper Staff

The Wabash River Defenders have set a date for its next meeting.

Posted on 2018 Jan 30
EMA to sponsor weather spotter class

By The Paper Staff

The Wabash County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting severe weather and spotter training class on Feb. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Honeywell Center skating rink.

Posted on 2018 Jan 30
Rural Roann man dies in ice fishing accident

By The Paper Staff

A rural Roann man died Thursday, Jan. 25, in an ice fishing accident, Sheriff Bob Land announced Friday morning.


The man, Brian L. Ford, 58, had notified family members about 11 a.m. he would be traveling to family property near Salamonie Forest Road in Wabash County, Land said in a news release.


The property contains a pond on which he fished on a regular basis.


According to the news release:


Family members were concerned that he did not return home, and checked the property.  Family members located the victim’s pick-up truck, but could not locate him. 

Posted on 2018 Jan 30
2 more sheriff candidates enter race

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Two more Republicans have filed paperwork with the Wabash County Clerk’s office to be included on the May Primary ballot in the race for Wabash County Sheriff.


Ryan Baker and Edgill “Steve” Hicks filed paperwork on Friday, Jan. 26, and Monday, Jan. 29, respectively. Both previously announced their intentions to seek the GOP nomination.


They join Walter Woods and George “Ryan” Short, who previously filed.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 30
Manchester U to mark 50th anniversary of MLK talk

From the MU News Bureau

NORTH MANCHSTER -- On Feb. 1, 2018, it will be exactly 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his address “The Future of Integration” at Manchester University. It was his last speech at a campus before he was slain.


The University has planned several events that day to honor King’s legacy.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 23
Promise students earn $45,000-plus

By The Paper staff

The Community Foundation of Wabash County recently released first quarter statistics for the Promise Scholarship Program. In its second school year, 1,088 Wabash County fourth through eighth grade students are now participating in the program.
In the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, students earned $19,390 towards their future college and career expenses.

By completing classroom assignments, participating in college-go activities, and regularly saving money, students collectively earned another $25,950(need to add in q2 savings match) in the second quarter. In total, $45,340 was awarded to these students’ Promise Scholarship accounts for first semester.
 

Posted on 2018 Jan 23

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