State Auditor pays visit to Wabash
State Auditor Suzanne Crouch (left) chats with County Auditor Linda Conrad during a visit to Wabash in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 24. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
State Auditor Suzanne Crouch stopped by the Wabash County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon to pay a visit to Wabash County Auditor Linda Conrad and her staff.
The visit, Crouch said, is part of her plan to visit auditors in all 92 Indiana counties.
During her visit, she and Conrad took time to discuss various procedures in the local office.
Crouch also took a moment to stress transparency in state government, noting that all transactions of state and county funds are available online.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Honeywell Golf Course gifted AED device
By Emma Rausch
The Honeywell Golf Course is now stocked with a new automated external defibrillator (AED) after a donation made by Crossroads Bank.
The AED will allow for faster and better first aid treatment in certain scenarios that may occur on a golf course, according to Dick White, Red Cross Instructor.
“Whenever you’re dealing with the public and golfers out there like myself, older, you just never know when the situation may arise (that it’s needed),” White told The Paper of Wabash County.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Flack Farms garners attention with innovative machinery; Local farm utilizes bale conversion system
By Shaun Tilghman
One local farm family has found a way to not only be more efficient, but also to expand their operations into other markets, and it’s all thanks to some innovative equipment.
Steve and Lisa Flack, owners of Flack Farms, Inc., located at 3124W 800N, have been producing, buying, and marketing hay and straw for almost 20 years from their home in rural North Manchester. Three years ago, they took their hay production facility to the next level, with the addition of the only Steffen Systems Bale Conversion System in Indiana. 
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Tree falls on city residence, caused by weather
A Wabash City residence owned by Judy Driscoll lays in wreckage after a tree fell directly on top of it on Monday June 22. High winds, earwigs and carpenter ants were determined to be the cause of the fall by Andrews Tree Removal owner Charlie Andrews. Andrews estimated that the damage could cost the Driscoll family $25-30,000. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Inclement weather that occurred in the late hours of Monday June 22 caused a tree to crash down onto the Wabash residence of Judy Driscoll.
Driscoll, whose house is located on Noble Street, told The Paper of Wabash County that the tree fell directly into her grandson’s bedroom and nearly hit her daughter, Tina, who had just returned home.
“The wind came and I woke my boyfriend up and I said, ‘The wind’s getting really strong,’” Driscoll said. “We were sitting there and all at once we heard this (cracking) sound and all at once that tree fell."
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Lagro bar demolished after fire in January; Owners decide to rebuild after all
Dillon’s Bar in Lagro was finally demolished on June 26 after catching fire in early January and now has plans to be rebuilt within the following months. Marcella Dillon said that while she initially didn’t want to reopen the business, “nerves have kind of settled” and she thinks that it’d be nice for her community to have a new bar. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
LAGRO - Dillon’s Bar will be rebuilt after all, according to owner Marcella Dillon.
On Jan. 10, the bar had just reopened following a brief hiatus only to catch fire the following morning at 3:30 a.m.
At the time, Dillon told The Paper of Wabash County that she wouldn’t rebuild since it was the second fire the bar had seen since she took over the business.
“It was really devastating after going through two fires and it really takes a toll on you,” Dillon said in a follow-up interview on June 26. “So, in the beginning, we said we just can’t do this again, but as time has passed, nerves have kind of settled and we thought, ‘You know, it would be nice to have a new bar for this community.’”
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
3 firms bid on Wastewater Treatment Plan project
By Joseph Slacian
Three firms submitted bids Wednesday, July 1, for the Wabash Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Headworks Improvement Project.
The firms – James S. Jackson Co., of Bluffton; Kokosing Construction Co. of Westerville, Ohio, and Thieneman of Westfield – each submitted a total base bid, as well as a mandatory alternate bid for consideration to the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
The project seeks to replace the current screw pumps at the plant with a more modern, efficient system.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Four arrested on narcotics charges

The Wabash City Police Department was serving warrant papers to Matthew J. Hayslip when responding officers allegedly discovered a meth lab. Photo by Emma Rausch

By The Paper staff

Four Wabash locals were arrested Tuesday night on narcotic charges.

The Wabash City Police reported that on June 29, around 8:24 p.m. second shift patrol officers went to 80 ½ N. Miami St. in Wabash in attempt to serve two Wabash County arrest warrants on Matthew J. Hayslip, 28, Wabash.

Officers on scene reported that while at the residence they allegedly discovered an active meth lab.  A subsequent search warrant was then served on the residence, according to the WPD.

Posted on 2015 Jun 30
Weaver to run for mayor; Candidacies filed for other races
Wade Weaver
By Joseph Slacian
Wade Weaver has filed candidacy papers to run for mayor of Wabash as an Independent candidate.
Weaver, owner of Dream Weaver Marketing, filed his paperwork Friday afternoon in the Wabash County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
“I’m running because I really believe that Wabash needs another choice in the Mayoral election,” he said in a prepared statement. “I wanted to run Independent but you can’t run Independent in the primary. So, I’m doing this in the General Election and I don’t want to be tied to a certain party at this point in my political career – which is brand new.  I want to do things independently, but also together with this community and make this the greatest community in Indiana.”
Posted on 2015 Jun 30

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