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YMCA dedicates new park

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash,com

Saturday served as a major celebration for the Wabash County YMCA, as the organization had the grand opening for its new Rainforest Park, a play place designed for children ages 3-10.


A near capacity crowd was on hand to watch Cadence Waldron do the ribbon cutting honors.


Children packed the small room which formerly encompassed the YMCA’s teen room, to take part in the two-decked jungle-themed play room and rock climbing wall. There’s even a make believe water puddle on the ground which gives off a ripple effect when children run across it.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
Abentee ballots to be mailed mid-March

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

In mid-March, officials at the Wabash County Clerk’s office will begin mailing absentee ballots for the May Primary Election.
What is the cost of the mailing?


It is roughly $7 per piece, according to Theresa Ehret, Wabash County Deputy Clerk.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
St. B named Four Star School

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

St. Bernard Elementary School was named a Four Star School for the 2016-17 school year by the Indiana Department of Education.


It was the only school from Wabash County out of the 238 total schools to make the list.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
ACRES reaches major milestone

ACRES recently surpassed the 7,000-acre milestone in land perserved, acquiring land such at this near Salamonie State Forest. Photo provided

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

ACRES Land Trust recently reached a noteworthy milestone as it continues its land preservation efforts in northeast Indiana and surrounding states.


The non-profit land trust organization recently surpassed the 7,000-acre mark in land acquisition, meaning those lands will be protected for good.


And, the organization has picked up speed in its land preservation efforts in a major way in recent years, acquiring the same amount of land in the last 14 years as the organization did in its first 44 years of existence.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
Investigation continues in fatal shooting

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Indiana State Police officials are releasing few details about a police involved fatal shooting that took place in Wabash County on Feb. 14.


A Kokomo man was shot and killed in the incident, which took place about 4:20 p.m. in a field Wabash County Road 400 N near Wabash County Road 500 E.


The man was later identified as Travis D. Tucker, 29.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
Indiana Attorney General files civil suit against former city employee

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. has filed a civil suit against a former City of Wabash employee and an insurance company to recover public funds.


The suit, filed in Wabash Superior Court, lists Angelina M. Monroe, a former billing clerk in the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Cincinnati Insurance Co. as defendants.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
Questions raised about MSD study

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Studies for advancement once again dominated the after discussion of the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 13.


At least one member of the public wanted more information on where the board was on a decision on whether to hire a consultant, and what exactly that scope of work would look like.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
MSO to perform at Ford Theatre

By The Paper staff

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra will present its annual concert in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m.


The professional, community, faculty, and student musicians of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra will present The Bohemians, featuring Bohemian composers of the late 19th century, including works by Smetana, and a performance of Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 20

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