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2 arrested following drug investigation, police chase
Hali Sadler
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash Police Department arrested two Wabash County residents following a police pursuit on Monday, March 21.
 
At approximately 4:30 a.m., police arrested Hali N. Sadler, 22, Lagro, after she attempted to flee by motor vehicle.
 
Sadler had a warrant out for her arrest following an investigation at her Meadowbrook apartment on Feb. 12.

According to the probable cause affidavit, in February the WPD received a call about a possible assault and disturbance at Sadler’s apartment.

 

Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Fire destroys Laketon building
By Amanda Bridgman
 
LAKETON -- About 9 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Township Fire Department, assisted by North Manchester, Chester Township, Urbana and Roann fire departments, responded to a two-building fire in Laketon. 
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Vietnam veterans earn recognition
VA official Michael Stephens presents a lapel pin to Vietnam veteran Jeff Brooks. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAKETON – Vietnam veterans from around the area were honored Friday morning during a veterans town hall meeting at the Laketon American Legion Post.
 
Michael Stephens, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Indianapolis Regional Office, presented about 30 veterans with a lapel pin, signifying their service in Vietnam on the 50th anniversary of the war.
 
Stephens noted the anniversary commemoration was ordered through a presidential proclamation on May 21, 2012. The commemoration is to last from May 28, 2012 through Nov. 11, 2025.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
Election Board checks voting machines
Election Board member Betty Hamlin tests the voting machine with the help of County Clerk Elaine Martin. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash County Election Board met on Friday, March 18, to check out the voting system to be used in the May 3 Primary Election.
 
Board members Mary Brane, Betty Hamlin and County Clerk Elaine Martin, along with Deputy Clerk Teresa Ehret, cast a variety of ballots on machines set up in the clerk’s office at the Wabash Judicial Annex.
 
The test is necessary prior to the election to make sure the machine and vote-recording system is properly functioning.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
Old jail’s days numbered?
By Emma Rausch
 
The old Wabash County Jail and Sheriff’s house may be facing demolition following a Wabash County Commissioners meeting Monday, March 14.
 
Wabash Marketplace Inc. (WMI) director Steve Downs informed the board of Commissioners that plans to refurbish the facility aren’t looking promising.
 
“There were never any specific plans for refurbishing the jail,” Downs told The Paper of Wabash County in an email. “When it became apparent that the county was thinking about tearing it down, Marketplace asked the decision be delayed until it had time to investigate possible uses for the building.”
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
New business targets south side factory
By Joseph Slacian
 
A recreational center and law enforcement training facility could soon open on the south side of Wabash.
 
David Kahn received a special exception from the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, March 17, to open the facility at an abandoned factory at 1295 Vernon St.
 
“We’d like to establish a recreational center and training facility,” he said. “What we are focusing on is we would like to utilize this as an air soft arena that is open to the public. We also want to do laser tag, which is also open to the public.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
Hospital plans taking shape
By Joseph Slacian
 
Plans for the new Parkview Wabash Hospital cleared two hurdles last week, as the Wabash City Council and the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals both approved measures needed prior to construction.
 
The Council, at its March 14 meeting, amended the zoning ordinance and made changes to the zoning map.
 
The changes made the site for the new hospital a General Business District instead of a Residential 1 District as it is now zoned.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
City honors retiring police chief
Retired Wabash Police Chief Larry Schnepp (left) listens as Mayor Scott Long congratulates him on his retirement and thanks him for his service to the city. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Retired Wabash Police Chief Larry Schnepp was honored Monday night, March 14, during the Wabash City Council meeting.
 
Mayor Scott Long presented Schnepp with a plaque marking his service to the city. Schnepp’s retirement took effect March 1.
 
“I want to congratulate you for your retirement,” Long told Schnepp. “We appreciate what you’ve done for the city of Wabash over the years.”
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22

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