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Groups push for similar signage on area trails
A sample of what one of the wayfinding signs could look like along Northeast Indiana trails. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
HUNTINGTON – All trails in Northeast Indiana – both existing and new – could have similar signage sometime in the future.
 
The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) contracted with Merge Design, West Chester, Pa., to prepare a comprehensive branding initiative for the Northeast Indiana regional trail system. The system includes Wabash County, as well as the 10 other counties in Northeast Indiana.
 
NIRCC, along with a representative from Merje, John Bosio, conducted a series of meetings Wednesday, Oct. 12, to discuss a proposed name, logo and tagline for the regional system.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Honeywell Foundation kicks off anniversary celebration
Honeywell Foundation CEO Tod Minnich raises a champagne toast to kick off the Foundation’s 75th anniversary. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
A few hundred supporters of the Honeywell Foundation gathered Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, in the Honeywell Center to help the Foundation kick off its 75th anniversary celebration.
 
Festivities will continue through to the actual date the Foundation was formed, Dec. 26.
 
Foundation Board Chair Dave Haist welcomed the guests to the kickoff. 
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
MSD school board adopts 2017 budget
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education adopted its 2017 budget Tuesday evening, Oct. 11.
 
In a 4-0 vote, the Board adopted the budget of $24,875,556, which is the same as it was presented at the prior public hearing on Sept. 27.
 
Board President Matt Driscoll was absent from the meeting.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
New wind turbine regulations approved
By David Fenker
 
Both commercial and non-commercial wind turbines in Wabash County are subject to updated regulations following the County Commissioners’ Oct. 17 meeting.
 
The commissioners passed an ordinance amending the county’s Wind Energy Conservation Systems (WECS) ordinance which reduces the allowable noise level from wind turbines and places responsibility for shadow flicker countermeasures on the turbine owner.
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Jake Brakes to be banned in Manchester
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Truck drivers going through North Manchester may not be allowed to use Jake Brakes, also known as engine compression brakes, after December’s Town Council meeting.
 
At its October meeting, the North Manchester Town Council approved the first reading of an ordinance regarding the restriction of such equipment within town limits.
 
“Lots of other towns have an ordinance like this,” Council member Thomas Dale said.
 
“It’s something we need to do for livability in our town.”
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Bayh, Walorski campaigns stop in Wabash
Susan Bayh (far left) campaigns for her husband, Evan Bayh, who is running for Indiana Senate, by talking with his Wabash-area supporters on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Representatives from two national campaigns stopped by Wabash last week to spread awareness and push for votes in the final weeks before Election Day, Nov. 8.
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Susan Bayh, wife of Indiana Senate Democratic candidate Evan Bayh spoke to a dozen of her husband’s Wabash County supporters on his political stances, encouraging the locals to spread the word to their friends, family and neighbors.
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
14th annual Chili Cook-off is Saturday
By Joseph Slacian
 
For a few hours Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15, the Paradise Spring Historic Park will become the second largest town in Wabash County.
 
That’s because thousands of people are expected to visit the park for the 14th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off.
 
Between 85 and 90 teams will begin preparing their chili at 8 a.m., with serving to begin at noon.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
2nd District candidates to debate in Wabash
Jackie Walorski and Lynn Coleman
 
By Emma Rausch and Joseph Slacian
 
A debate between the two major party candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2nd District seat is planned in Wabash County on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
 
However, the debate between Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski and Democrat challenger Lynn Coleman will not be open to the public or the outside media.
 
Rather, it will be from the studios of WKUZ (95.9 FM) radio. 
 
Wabash County Council member and former Indiana House of Representative Bill Ruppel will moderate the event. He said the candidates requested it not be open to the public or media.
Posted on 2016 Oct 11

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