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Wabash child fights on as ‘miracle baby’
Ava Gibson, 20-months-old, is a Wabash native that lives with Gastroschisis, a rare birth defect that has caused the youth to face and survive several life-threatening situations. Doctors have deemed her a miracle baby, according to Brittany Gibson, her mother. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash resident Ava Gibson is a miracle baby.
 
Born prematurely, Ava has faced many challenges and nearly died several times, but keeps fighting, according to Brittany Gibson, her mother.
 
Thursday, Nov. 17, marked World Prematurity Day, an event that raises awareness about premature birth’s health risks in children younger than 5-years-old.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
MSD board accepts Metro North roof bid
By Emma Rausch
 
The Metro North Elementary School roof project progressed Tuesday night, Nov. 22, after the MSD of Wabash County School Board accepted a bid from a Bourbon-based contractor.
 
The board unanimously accepted the lowest base bid submitted, which amounted in $695,726, from Morris & Sons Roofing with two alternate specifications for the design. The first alternate amounted in $4,225 with the second priced at $7,515.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
State releases spring ISTEP scores
By Emma Rausch
 
Manchester Community Schools’ spring 2016 ISTEP scores exceeded the statewide average for grades three through eight, according to Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) data.
 
ISTEP, or the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress, is the state’s standard for measuring student learning in areas including English and language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
 
On Thursday, Nov. 17, the state education department released the spring assessment’s results. School grades are still embargoed until December.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
Indiana Landmarks considers Roann Bridge for conference
By David Fenker
 
The Roann Covered Bridge is being scouted as a site for a dinner in late April 2017.
 
Wabash County Coordinator Jim Dils informed the County Commissioners that Indiana Landmarks, an organization devoted to restoring and revitalizing historic buildings in Indiana, would like to use the bridge as a location for their Preserving Historic Places Conference.
 
“They’re inquiring about using the Roann Covered Bridge for a dinner,” Dils said.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
Celtic Woman returns to Wabash for holiday tour
Celtic Woman returns to Wabash Thursday, Dec. 15, for its sixth annual holiday symphony tour, “Home for Christmas.” This year’s quartet features (from left) Mairéad Carlin, Tara McNeill, Éabha McMahon and Susan McFadden. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Celtic Woman, a multi-platinum international musical group, returns to the Honeywell Center Thursday, Dec. 15, for its sixth annual holiday symphony tour, Home for Christmas.
 
Rooted in Irish tradition and music, the group has featured 14 vocalists and musicians at the leading ladies during its 12-year legacy.
 
For the 2016 holiday tour, members Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon will return to the Ford Theater stage and introduce the group’s new violinist, Tara McNeill.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
Wabash girls improved 4-1 in basketball action
By The Paper staff
 
The Wabash Lady Apaches improved to 4-1 on Saturday with a 48-29 win over Southern Wells.
 
Wabash jumped out to a 22-3 lead after the first quarter, and built a 35-6 lead at halftime.
 
Southern Wells outscored the Lady Apaches 23-13 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to threaten Wabash.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 22
Wabash River development possible
Some artist renderings of what the proposed riverfront development might look like. Photos provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
A new development along the Wabash River Trail could be possible, if organizers are able to raise $50,000 by the end of the year.
 
Officials of the Wabash Marketplace Design Committee announced plans for the development on Thursday, Nov. 17. Plans call for the creation of a riverfront plaza featuring two gazebos, seating and landscaping. There also will be a deck that overlooks the river.
 
The $50,000 is needed to serve as matching funds for an Indiana Housing and Community Development Agency (IHCDA) grant program called “CreatINg Places.” The local project was selected as the first grant recipients.
 
As of Monday morning, Nov. 21, $10,600 has been raised, project officials said.
Posted on 2016 Nov 22
Families have special ways to cook turkey
Kami Ross’s kindergarten class at Metro North Elementary School poses for a photo dressed in turkey vests and Native American headbands. Students include (front row, from left) Aden Combs, Wyatt Clark, Brooklynn Lester, Kaylee Long, Maesyn Jones, Audrey Bryant, Landyn Enix, Brielle Wells, Millie Dixson, Jake McColley, (back row, from left) Keira Oswalt, Tenley Kuhn, Hailey Castro, Ella Weaver, Easton McKillip, Victor Oldaker, Bently Smith, Kameron Johnson, Bryson Platter, Mary Young and Max Leffel. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Thanksgiving is a time for loved ones to gather and show thanks, but it’s also the time for turkey connoisseurs to pull out their best secret recipes and show off their talents at the Thanksgiving Day feast.
 
Kami Ross’s kindergarten class at Metro North Elementary School is full of youth well versed in the art of cooking turkey. To help their neighbors this holiday season, the kindergarteners provided The Paper of Wabash County with their families’ secret turkey recipes.
Posted on 2016 Nov 22

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