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Mayor makes several proclamations
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two special events were honored when the Wabash City Council met on Monday, Sept. 11.
 
Mayor Scott Long declared the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
School budget hearing brings no comments
By Joseph Slacian
 
No one from the public spoke Monday night, Sept. 11, during a Wabash City Council public hearing on the 2018 Wabash City Schools budget.
 
The council hearing is required under state statute because it appoints the members of the school board. 
 
The budget is a total of $13.8 million, with the largest part of it -- $10.2 million – in the General Fund.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Manchester schools to remain in WMAP
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester Community Schools has officially chosen to remain in the Wabash Miami Area Program.
 
The MCS Board of School Trustees voted unanimously at its Sept. 12 meeting to allow Interim Superintendent Mike Pettibone to send a letter rescinding the district’s previous decision to leave the program.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
City gets update on state of Wabash schools
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash City Schools are working hard to prepare its students for the future, no matter what road in life they may take.
 
That was the word Monday, Sept. 11, when City Schools Superintendent Jason Callahan gave the Wabash City Council a State of the School report. This is the first time Callahan has given such a report to the Council, which appoints Wabash City Schools board members.
 
The last recession cost Americans 12 million jobs, Callahan noted. Since then, 11.7 million jobs have returned, he continued. Of those jobs, only 80,000 were available to those with a high school diploma or less.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
No one speaks at MSD budget hearing
By Emma Rausch
 
MSD of Wabash County’s public hearing for the 2018 budget concluded without public comment.
 
Six members of the public attended the MSD School Board meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 12, with at least four of the attendees being school officials.
 
Chris Kuhn, assistant superintendent of finance, presented the budget to the board, noting for the public that the General Fund is state supported and is dependent on the corporation’s average daily membership (ADM) count across six schools while all other funds are supported by local taxes.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Commissioners approve 1100 North project
By David Fenker
 
County Road 1100 North may soon be getting a 3,700-foot facelift.
 
The Wabash County Commissioners approved a preliminary contract of $257,430 for the design services of Indianapolis-based civil engineering firm Butler, Fairman and Seufert, Inc., for the project at their Monday, Sept. 18, stated meeting.
 
“It’s a project that we’ve been looking at for some time,” Chairman Scott Givens said.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Nearly 700 ride in Dam to Dam

A group of riders leave the Wabash County YMCA on Sunday morning, kicking off the eighth annual Dam to Dam Century Ride. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Nearly 700 riders from around the United States road bicycles around Wabash County on Sunday, Sept. 10, during the 2017 Dam to Dam Century Ride.

The 8th annual Dam to Dam ride saw 699 bicycle enthusiasts riding one of five routes – 15, 32, 50, 62 and 100 miles – around Wabash County.

“The preliminary count is 699 riders,” according to Christian Flohr, who is on the Dam to Dam ride committee.

Posted on 2017 Sep 12
County Plan Commission denies Unger Mountain zoning requests
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Plan Commission denied three Unger Mountain zoning requests Thursday night, Sept. 7.
 
Unger Mountain, a 55-foot climbing wall, was built in 2016 on Sean and Natalie Unger’s property in the residential subdivision, Legacy Ridge Estates, and was intended for commercial use. The wall opened to the public in November with a grand opening scheduled for April 1, 2017, according to the Unger Mountain Facebook page.
 
The wall was built before it received zoning permission and permits from the commission, according to Mike Howard, Wabash County Plan Commission director.
Posted on 2017 Sep 12

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