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NM property searched by ATF
Nearly 40 officers from local, state and federal agencies searched the residence, building and grounds located at 11173 N. State Road 13 for firearms on Thursday, Jan. 19. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Officers with several local, state and federal agencies searched a Wabash County residence just outside of North Manchester Thursday, Jan. 19.
 
The search was part of an ongoing investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
Firefighters battle two house fires
Firefighters spray water on a home in Urbana on Friday morning, Jan. 20. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Area firefighters were busy last week, battling two house fires on two consecutive days.
 
On Friday morning, Urbana firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire on State Road 13, just south of Urbana.
 
The garage-area of the home was fully engulfed in flames when police and firefighters arrived on the scene. The home was vacant and was in the process of being remodeled by theowner.

Personnel from Lagro and Roann fire departments also were on the scene, as were the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and Wabash County EMA.

 

Posted on 2017 Jan 24
Silver Lake man arrested on meth charges
Denny Lee Owens
 
From the NM News-Journal
 
Silver Lake resident Denny Lee Owens has been arrested and charged with dealing in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
 
According to an affidavit of probable cause from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, Joseph Mooney with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department met with a confidential informant on Nov. 28, 2016, who informed Mooney that they had arranged to purchase one-eighth ounce of methamphetamine from Owens for $280 at a gas station in Kosciusko County.
 
On the day of the purchase the informant was searched by Mooney, provided with $300 in cash, and equipped with an audio transmitter/recorder.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
White’s Gibson named Sagamore of the Wabash
Dee Gibson (right) and his wife Kathy show off his Sagamore of the Wabash award. Gibson received the award Thursday, Jan. 19. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Dee Gibson, chief executive officer of White’s Residential and Family Services, is the newest Sagamore of the Wabash.
 
Gibson received the honor on Monday, Jan. 9. He was honored on Thursday, Jan. 19, during a reception at White’s.
 
He received a call the week before, asking if he would be in the office on Jan. 9. A representative from Gov. Mike Pence’s office had something to show him, he was told.
 
Gibson agreed to the meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
MSD reorganizes school board
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education swore in two new members and reorganized its board Tuesday night, Jan. 10, at its first meeting of the year.
 
Following the swearing in of re-elected board member Kevin Bowman and new members Gary Fadil and Todd Topliff, the board experienced a reorganization.
 
In a unanimous decision, Bowman was elected as board president while member Matt Driscoll was elected to the vice president role. Board member Todd Dazey was elected as the board's secretary.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
‘Elvis Lives’ brings musical icon back to life on Honeywell Center stage
By Emma Rausch
 
The multi-media musical “Elvis Lives” brings the king of rock’n’roll back to life and onto the Honeywell Center Ford Theater stage in Wabash Thursday, Jan. 26.
 
In tribute to Elvis Presley, the three-man performance will take the audience on a musical journey through the icon’s life, which is absolutely something to see, according to Bill Cherry, one of the group’s leads.
 
“We’re really looking forward to coming to Wabash and seeing everyone out there,” Cherry told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
County receives training grant
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash County residents interested in earning certified machinist, welders or industrial maintenance certificates should contact the Economic Development Group (EDG) of Wabash County now, according to Lori Shipman, of Lori Shipman Consulting LLC.
 
Within the next year, Wabash County’s EDG in partnership with Kosciusko and Huntington counties’ economic development groups will receive a Community Development Block Grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to distribute to its area locals, Shipman, the grant’s administrator, told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Shipman met with Wabash County Commissioners and Economic Development Group of Wabash County (EDG) to provide an update on the grant’s progress.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24
Local graduation rates top 90 percent
By Emma Rausch and David Fenker
 
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released corporation grades and graduations rates Wednesday, Jan. 11, and several Wabash County schools received passing marks.
 
In corporation grades, MSD of Wabash County and Manchester Community Schools (MCS) received B rankings while Wabash City Schools (WCS) received a C. However, no matter the grade, the schools’ superintendents agreed they aren’t an accurate representation of the students or schools’ capabilities.
 
A corporation’s letter grade is dependent upon how well students test 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 17

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