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2 injured in car, motorcycle collision
By The Paper staff
 
Two Lafayette residents were transported to Lutheran Hospital on Sunday, April 24 after being injured in a car-motorcycle collision at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Stitt Street.
 
At approximately 1 p.m. Sunday, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to the personal injury accident.
Posted on 2016 Apr 25
Pursuit leads to three arrests

By The Paper staff

Three people were arrested Wednesday following a pursuit that started on Wabash’s south side and ended along Wabash County Road 400 S.

Posted on 2016 Apr 21
Chamber president to retire
Kimberly Pinkerton joined the Wabash County Chamber in 1998. File photo
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Kimberly Pinkerton, President and CEO of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, has informed the group’s executive board she plans to retire.
 
Pinkerton, in an April 1 letter to the board, said she would remain in the position until a search committee from the board of directors can find a replacement, Chamber Board Chair Aaron Campbell announced in an April 14 news release.
 
“It has been a pleasure to serve throughout my tenure here,” Pinkerton wrote in her retirement letter. “I count myself lucky to have been mentored well and made many friends among you."
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19
Man pleads guilty to 2015 burglary, arson
Jason Harrell
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man has entered a guilty plea in connection with the burglary and arson to a Stitt Street structure in 2015.
 
Jason Harrell, 36, Wabash, entered a plea of guilty on Monday, April 18, to felony burglary, felony arson and being a habitual offender.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19
Local family doctor retires after 40 years
Dr. Jim McCann retired on Wednesday, March 30, and after 33 years of practicing medicine in Wabash. McCann now plans to spend more time with his family as well as other tasks such as reading his Bible, exercising and spending time in his woodshop. Photo by Emma Rausch 
 
By Emma Rausch
 
James P. McCann, MD, of Family Physicians Associates entered early retirement on Wednesday, March 30, after 33 years of service to the Wabash community and more than 40 years in the medical field.
 
He shared how he first moved to Wabash in 1983 for one purpose.
 
“I was looking for a small town without an obstetrician so I could deliver babies and I delivered 1,700 of them,” he told The Paper of Wabash County during an interview in his home library.
Posted on 2016 Apr 19
City grants additional time to repair home
By Joseph Slacian
 
A Huntington man received an additional 90 days to continue repairs on a home at 1344 Middle St.
 
The man, John G. Davis, appeared before the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday, April 7, to provide a status report on the home.
 
In March, the home was the subject of an unsafe building hearing.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19
Deputy joins Sheriff’s Department
By Amanda Bridgman
 
Deputy Mat Galligan began his duties on Sunday, April 10, with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Sheriff Bob Land reported to Wabash County Commissioners on Monday morning, April 11, that Galligan, a former North Manchester police officer, has joined the department. He replaces Deputy Dustin Hurst who resigned to become a worship leader at the LaFontaine Christian Church.
 
Galligan’s resignation from the North Manchester department is expected to be discussed when the North Manchester Town Council meets on April 13.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19
Dyson appears again before Commissioners
By Amanda Bridgman
 
Wabash County Commissioners heard from local resident Douglas Alan Dyson at its Monday morning meeting, April 18.
 
Dyson asked Commissioners last Monday to sign a document that stated the commissioners are not a common law court nor are they common law judges. At that meeting, County Attorney Steve Downs advised commissioners not to sign anything for Dyson. 
 
Downs said the meeting’s official minutes will reflect Dyson’s request by commissioners stating that they are not a common law court nor common law judges, and that Dyson could then retrieve a copy of the minutes for what his purpose may be.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19

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