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WFD donates ambulance to Parkview Mirro Center
Wabash Fire Chief Barry Stroup (fifth from left) presents keys to an ambulance donated from the Wabash Fire Department to the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation to Parkview Mirro representative Matt Stieber. Looking on are (from left) Assistant Chief & EMS Director Andy Oswalt, Firefighter Matt Long, Inspector Mitch Meyer, Assistant Chief Adam Copeland, and Parkview Mirro representatives Adam Fischer and Chris Lozo. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation received an early Christmas present from the City of Wabash and the Wabash Fire Department.
 
On Friday, Dec. 9, representatives from the center received the keys to a used WFD ambulance that will be used in training around the area.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 13
Witkoske receives national award
By Joseph Slacian
 
Teresa Witkoske received the 2016 Indiana Distinguished Service Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS).
 
Witkoske, Extension Educator, Health and Human Sciences for the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office in Wabash County, was named one of two Indiana recipients during the NAFCS’ national convention in Montana over the summer.
 
“The requirements are that you be at least a ten-year member in an Extension capacity,” she said. “They award two per state. Purdue is the only Indiana affiliate.”
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 13
REMC offers reward in substation shooting
By Joseph Slacian
 
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a shooting incident that damaged a Heartland REMC substation on Nov. 25.
 
The substation, located near the Red Bridge Marina on Mississinewa Reservoir Property, lost power at that time, roughly about 6 p.m.
 
REMC personnel discovered a bullet hole in the substation transformer that penetrated the radiator.  Other bullet damage was apparent on the outside of the transformer, but did not penetrate the outside of it.  
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 06
State police probe incident at Lagro
By Joseph Slacian
 
Investigators from the Indiana State Police, with help from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, are probing an early morning shooting Tuesday, Nov. 29, near Lagro.
 
According to Sgt. Tony Slocum, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer, at approximately 4:09 a.m. Tuesday, officers from the Indiana State Police, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, and the Wabash Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at 17 N. State Road 524, Lagro.
 
When officers arrived, they found evidence that the exterior of a home at that location had been hit with bullets. 
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 06
Investigation over in NM apartment fire
By David Fenker
 
Businesses and building owners continue to work with local and state officials as the investigation into the Nov. 19 fire on Main Street continues.
 
According to a release from North Manchester Fire Department Chief Cam Kissinger, the cause of the fire at 216 E. Main St. cannot be determined due to the extent of the damage to the structure. 
 
Kissinger said the damage is estimated to cost between $275,000 and $310,000, using data from The Schneider Corporation’s Beacon public access website. A total of five addresses are included in the damage estimate including 214 E. Main St., located across an alley west of the location of the fire.
 
The NMFD received a call around 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 28 reporting a fire at the former location of The Brewhouse, 216 E. Main St. Units on the scene found smoke and fire at the rear of the building. By the time the fire was extinguished, the building was destroyed.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 06
Formal charges filed in stabbing case
By Joseph Slacian
 
Formal charges have been filed in Wabash Circuit Court against a Lagro man suspected in a Nov. 25 stabbing incident in Wabash.
 
The man, Trenton R. Wuensch, 29, faces charges of attempted murder, a Level 1 Felony; aggravated battery, a Level 3 Felony; and battery, a Level 5 battery.
 
Bond was set at $50,000.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 06
City Council OKs City Schools fund request
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash City Council approved $105,000 in additional appropriations for the Wabash City Schools on Monday night, Nov. 28.
 
Of the $105,000, $45,000 was from capital outlays and will be used for the bus replacement fund. Another $40,000 was to go from personnel services to the transportation fund, while the remaining $20,000 will go from personnel services to the Rainy Day Fund.
 
City Schools Business Manager Matt Stone said the appropriations were basically a bookkeeping matter, as the district already had the funds on hand.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 06
Former White’s employee faces felony dealing charges
By Emma Rausch
 
A former White Residential and Family Service’s employee is facing two felony dealing charges following a Wabash County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
 
Haley D. Altman, 22, Peru, was charged with two counts felony dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance.
 
In October, the Sheriff’s Department received a report from White’s that Altman had allegedly given prescription medication to a student, according to the probable cause affidavit.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 06

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