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WCS Board formally accepts MSD invitation
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools and MSD of Wabash County boards of education will meet in joint executive session in the near future to discuss the future of the two school systems.
 
In September, the MSD Board invited the Wabash and Manchester Community Schools boards to the tri-partite executive session to discuss topics including declining enrollment, feasibility studies and consolidation.
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education formally announced its acceptance to the MSD of Wabash County discussions invitation Monday night, Nov. 7.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Commissioners looking to reduce spending on CodeRED system
By David Fenker
 
The contract for Wabash County’s emergency alert notification system is up for renewal, and the County Commissioners are looking to improve its terms and save money.
 
Keith Walters, County Emergency Management Agency executive director, informed the commissioners that the county’s contract for the CodeRED Alerting System is up for renewal, at the price of $28,500 for the next three years. The system is a telephone-based emergency alerting system that warns county residents of emergency situations via text message or TDD/TTY for the hearing impaired. The county’s contract includes 50,000 minutes per year, which are used up as alerts go out.
 
County Attorney Steve Downs had reviewed the contract, and posed a question to the commissioners that may result in a reduced price.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Work underway on Rock City Lofts
By Joseph Slacian
 
After nearly two years, work has started on one of the Stellar Grant programs major projects.
 
Work began in mid-October on the Rock City Lofts, a downtown apartment complex for those 55-years and older. It is in the building that now houses the Rock City Café on East Market Street.
 
Mayor Scott Long said crews began demolition work at the site after financing for the project was finalized. That was good news for the mayor.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Parkview honors Dan Gray at annual gala
Dan Gray (left) shakes hands with Parkview Wabash Foundation Board Chair Jim Reynolds (right) after receiving the 2016 Healthcare Hero Award while the audience applauds at the foundation's annual community gala on Nov. 12. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
As Dan Gray accepted the 2016 Healthcare Hero Award Saturday night, Nov. 12, emcee Jonathan Cornell pulled out two cigars to celebrate the occasion.
 
“I also have an award of sorts that I’d like to give to you. On behalf of me, I’d like to give you one of these,” Cornell said, handing Gray a cigar as the Honeywell Center Legacy Hall auditorium burst into laughter.
 
“Do you do this with all your recipients?” Gray replied, smiling. “You award them and then you give them something that they’re going to die from in a couple of years.”
 
The Parkview Wabash Foundation honored Gray Saturday night at the 22nd annual Community Gala for his efforts as director of the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Woman’s Clubhouse hosts Festival of Trees
By Emma Rausch
 
The Woman’s Clubhouse invites the community to attend the Festival of Trees, a Christmas kick-off event for the whole family.
 
Starting Thursday, Nov. 17, attendees can walk through a house-full of themed Christmas trees and support a good cause, according to Mary DeLauter, event coordinator.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Timbercrest honors veterans, spouses
Jim Ribley, master of ceremonies for the event, speaks at Timbercrest Senior Living Community’s Veteran’s Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Most Veteran’s Day services focus on the veterans, highlighting their courage and sacrifice during their service to their country. Timbercrest Senior Living Community took a different approach to the annual day of recognition this year.
 
“We wanted to acknowledge spouses who were married during their husband’s service,” Jim Ribley, master of ceremonies and one of the event’s organizers, said.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
County youth explore future opportunities at WHS College and Career Fair
Wabash County students discuss majors and fill out forms for more information during the third annual Wabash High School College and Career Fair. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash High School opened its door to all of Wabash County’s youth Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the school’s third annual College and Career Fair.
 
The event featured 43 vendors including colleges across Indiana and Ohio, representatives from the five branches of the United States military, the Wabash County Fire Department and the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union among others.
 
The fair is open to the entire county because of a two-fold purpose, according to WHS Principal Kyle Wieland.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Police chase leads to methamphetamine lab bust
Wabash City Police officers search a passenger vehicle following a Monday morning, Nov. 14, police chase. Officers later found a methamphetamine lab within the vehicle. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By The Paper staff
 
A Wabash Police chase Monday morning, Nov. 14, led to the bust of an alleged mobile  methamphetamine lab.
 
According to a report by Cpt. Matt Benson, Wabash City Police public information officer:
 
At approximately 10:53 a.m., the Wabash Drug Task Force advised city police of a wanted subject who was exiting the Wal-Mart parking lot, driving a blue four-door passenger car.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 15

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