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Agencies making requests for county funding
By Joseph Slacian
 
With the county’s budgeting process in the early stages, a variety of local agencies are submitting requests with the Wabash County Commissioners for funding in 2016.
 
Two agencies – ARC of Wabash County and Living Well in Wabash County – were present the last two weeks to submit their budget proposals.
 
Living Well CEO Beverly Ferry was on hand June 29 to seek a slight increase in the agency’s budget for next year.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
The Lordís Table relocates to south Wabash
Pastor Roxanne Mann stands in front of The Lord’s Table church’s new building located on Vernon Street with her husband, Mike. The nondenominational church is now welcoming new members to its congregation. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Lord’s Table, a “versus-by-versus” church started by Wabash County resident and pastor Roxanne Mann, is now open in its new location on Vernon Street and is accepting new members to its congregation.
 
Founded in 2010, the church was originally located at 31 E. Market St.
 
Mann told The Paper of Wabash County that, while Wabash has a variety of churches, she saw a great need in the community who want to know and learn God’s word.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
State Auditor pays visit to Wabash
State Auditor Suzanne Crouch (left) chats with County Auditor Linda Conrad during a visit to Wabash in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 24. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
State Auditor Suzanne Crouch stopped by the Wabash County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon to pay a visit to Wabash County Auditor Linda Conrad and her staff.
 
The visit, Crouch said, is part of her plan to visit auditors in all 92 Indiana counties.
 
During her visit, she and Conrad took time to discuss various procedures in the local office.
 
Crouch also took a moment to stress transparency in state government, noting that all transactions of state and county funds are available online.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Honeywell Golf Course gifted AED device
By Emma Rausch
 
The Honeywell Golf Course is now stocked with a new automated external defibrillator (AED) after a donation made by Crossroads Bank.
 
The AED will allow for faster and better first aid treatment in certain scenarios that may occur on a golf course, according to Dick White, Red Cross Instructor.
 
“Whenever you’re dealing with the public and golfers out there like myself, older, you just never know when the situation may arise (that it’s needed),” White told The Paper of Wabash County.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Flack Farms garners attention with innovative machinery; Local farm utilizes bale conversion system
By Shaun Tilghman
 
One local farm family has found a way to not only be more efficient, but also to expand their operations into other markets, and it’s all thanks to some innovative equipment.
 
Steve and Lisa Flack, owners of Flack Farms, Inc., located at 3124W 800N, have been producing, buying, and marketing hay and straw for almost 20 years from their home in rural North Manchester. Three years ago, they took their hay production facility to the next level, with the addition of the only Steffen Systems Bale Conversion System in Indiana. 
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Tree falls on city residence, caused by weather
A Wabash City residence owned by Judy Driscoll lays in wreckage after a tree fell directly on top of it on Monday June 22. High winds, earwigs and carpenter ants were determined to be the cause of the fall by Andrews Tree Removal owner Charlie Andrews. Andrews estimated that the damage could cost the Driscoll family $25-30,000. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Inclement weather that occurred in the late hours of Monday June 22 caused a tree to crash down onto the Wabash residence of Judy Driscoll.
 
Driscoll, whose house is located on Noble Street, told The Paper of Wabash County that the tree fell directly into her grandson’s bedroom and nearly hit her daughter, Tina, who had just returned home.
 
“The wind came and I woke my boyfriend up and I said, ‘The wind’s getting really strong,’” Driscoll said. “We were sitting there and all at once we heard this (cracking) sound and all at once that tree fell."
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
Lagro bar demolished after fire in January; Owners decide to rebuild after all
Dillon’s Bar in Lagro was finally demolished on June 26 after catching fire in early January and now has plans to be rebuilt within the following months. Marcella Dillon said that while she initially didn’t want to reopen the business, “nerves have kind of settled” and she thinks that it’d be nice for her community to have a new bar. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
LAGRO - Dillon’s Bar will be rebuilt after all, according to owner Marcella Dillon.
 
On Jan. 10, the bar had just reopened following a brief hiatus only to catch fire the following morning at 3:30 a.m.
 
At the time, Dillon told The Paper of Wabash County that she wouldn’t rebuild since it was the second fire the bar had seen since she took over the business.
 
“It was really devastating after going through two fires and it really takes a toll on you,” Dillon said in a follow-up interview on June 26. “So, in the beginning, we said we just can’t do this again, but as time has passed, nerves have kind of settled and we thought, ‘You know, it would be nice to have a new bar for this community.’”
Posted on 2015 Jul 07
3 firms bid on Wastewater Treatment Plan project
By Joseph Slacian
 
Three firms submitted bids Wednesday, July 1, for the Wabash Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Headworks Improvement Project.
 
The firms – James S. Jackson Co., of Bluffton; Kokosing Construction Co. of Westerville, Ohio, and Thieneman of Westfield – each submitted a total base bid, as well as a mandatory alternate bid for consideration to the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
The project seeks to replace the current screw pumps at the plant with a more modern, efficient system.
Posted on 2015 Jul 07

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