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Six seek posts on MCS board
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Three positions on the ¬Manchester Community Schools Board of School Trustees are up for election this November.
 
A total of six candidates are running in the election. For Chester Township, Ruth Anne Ayres is challenging incumbent Byron Brunn. For the Town of North Manchester, Matthew Nettleton and Lisa Ulrey challenge incumbent Brady Burgess.
 
Running unopposed for the Pleasant Township seat is Steve Flack, current board president.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
4-H registration underway
By Joseph Slacian
 
Registration is underway for those interested in participating in the Wabash County 4-H program in 2017.
 
Local youth interested in participating in Mini 4-H (Kindergarten through second grade) or regular 4-H (third through 12th grades) have until Jan. 15. As with the last few years, all registrations must take place online at in.4honline.com, according to Angela Christopher, Wabash County Extension Office Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development.
 
Registration is $30 per person for the first three youngsters in a family. Those with more than three children participating will pay just $90.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
County Council borrows $500,000 to cover General Fund
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council approved borrowing a loan for up to $500,000 Monday night, Oct. 24, to support its General Fund through the end of the year.
 
The Council unanimously adopted the resolution approving the loan, which is provided through the Cumulative Bridge Fund.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
Four promoted at WPD
Capt. Matt Benson receives a proclamation from Mayor Scott Long. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Four Wabash Police Department officers were recently promoted – two to captain and two to sergeant.
 
Promoted were Capt. Jerry D. Honeycutt, Capt. Matthew A. Benson, Sgt. Chad J. Galligan and Sgt. Kevin R. Evenson.
 
All were sworn in by Mayor Scott Long during a private ceremony. Three of the four – Benson, Galligan and Evenson – received ceremonial oaths on Monday, Oct. 24, during the Wabash City Council meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
Wolkins, Moore debate issues
Democrat Dee Moore makes a point while Republican-incumbent David Wolkins listens during their debate on Oct. 26. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Republican-incumbent David Wolkins and Democrat challenger Dee Moore met Wednesday night, Oct. 25, in an hour-long 18th Indiana House of Representatives debate sponsored by Wabash County Farm Bureau.
 
Close to 60 people filled the Heartland REMC Community Building to hear the two candidates discuss their views on about a half dozen issues ranging from school funding and state-funded preschool to jail overcrowding and the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. They also fielded a few questions from the audience.
 
About 52 percent of the state’s budget is earmarked for education, Moore said.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
MSD Board to seek $3 million bond
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education will be seeking a $3 million bond to begin in 2018.
 
In a 3-1 vote on Oct. 25, the Board adopted a resolution to seek a general obligation bond, which will go toward funding Capital Projects.
 
Board member Kevin Bowman was the sole vote against while Vice Chair John Gouveia abstained.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
WCS Board approves 2017-18 calendar
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash City Schools Board of Education approved the district’s 2017-2018 school calendar on Monday, Oct. 17.
 
The calendar aligns with MSD of Wabash County’s, according to Jason Callahan, superintendent.
 
“It mirrors this year,” he said. “We start mid-week on Wednesday ... everything corresponds with this year."
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01
Wabash man charged in 1997 child molestation investigation
Christopher Kimble
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man is facing felony child molestation and attempted child molestation charges after 19 years.
 
Christopher Kimble, 46, was incarcerated at the Wabash County Jail Wednesday, Oct. 26, for the felony charges, which stemmed from a 1997 child molestation investigation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 01

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