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Dam to Dam ride is Sunday
By The Paper staff
 
Between 600 and 700 bicycle riders are expected to converge on Wabash County this weekend for the eighth annual Dam to Dam Century Bike Ride. The ride is on Sunday, Sept. 10.
 
Riders will depart the Wabash County YMCA between 7:30 and 9 a.m. and can ride 15, 30, 50, 62 or 100 miles.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 05
Parkview Wabash nurses strive for certification

Parkview Wabash Hospital nurses (from left) Rebecca Lines, Lori L. Miller, Emily Jones, Cathy Wolfe, Tara Engel, Laurie McCullers and Alison Pershing celebrate the Parkview Health’s recognition as a Magnet facility. Photo provided

By Joseph Slacian

More than 30 percent of the nurses at Parkview Wabash Hospital have received certification, and that number is expected to grow.

Certification is the formal process by which a certifying agency, such as American nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), validates a nurse’s knowledge, skills and abilities in a defined role and clinical area of practice, based on predetermined standards, according to Cathy Wolfe, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Parkview Wabash.

Posted on 2017 Sep 05
WFD gets new firefighter-paramedic

Firefighter-paramedic Robert Lynn receives the oath of office from Mayor Scott Long. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Robert Lynn became the newest firefighter first class and paramedic on the Wabash Fire Department.

Lynn received the oath of office from Mayor Scott Long on Monday, Aug. 28.

A lifelong Wabash resident, Lynn was hired September 21, 2015. He had fire fighter 1&2 and EMT-B status at the time of his hiring, Wabash Fire Chief Barry Stroup said.

Lynn finished his paramedic course through Ivy Tech Kokomo in May.

Posted on 2017 Sep 05
Former Miss America helps rebuild local Habitat house
Miss America 2009 Katie (Stam) Irk (left) and Robert Lynn work to install a soffit at the future home of Tyler and Shailea Singleton, Wabash County Habitat for Humanity's current partner homeowners. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER Wabash County Habitat for Humanity’s current project home received help from a former Miss America on Saturday, Aug. 26.
 
Katie Stam Irk, Miss Indiana 2008 and Miss American 2009, worked with volunteers from Beacon Credit Union (BCU) throughout the morning on the Habitat home.
 
While homeowners Tyler and Shailea Singleton were not present due to work schedules, several volunteers from Habitat and BCU worked throughout the day Saturday to pull weeds, wrap the home, install soffits and fascia and much more.
 
This was Irk’s first time on a Habitat site.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 05
City workers to get 2 percent increases; Council seeks 6 percent increase for mayor
By Joseph Slacian
 
Most of the City of Wabash employees will receive a 2 percent cost of living raise for 2018.
 
Not included in the 2 percent increase is Mayor Scott Long, who was granted a 6 percent increase, and Kipp Cantrell, the city’s Code Enforcement Officer, who was granted an increase larger than 2 percent.
 
The City Council, along with Mayor Scott Long and Clerk-Treasurer Wendy Frazier, met with the city’s department heads for 3 ½ hours Wednesday, Aug. 30, to get a preliminary look at the city’s budget for next year.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 05
Mechanicís bay planned at Street Department
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two projects proposed for 2018 were discussed Wednesday night, Aug. 30, when the Wabash City Council met with department heads to discuss next year’s city budget.
 
One project to be paid for by funds from the Wabash Street Department, calls for the building of a mechanic’s bay at the Street Department and Wabash Police Department complex.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 05
City seeks eminent domain on Alber Street land
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash City Council and the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety last week laid the groundwork for the city to pursue eminent domain on small portions of two lots along Alber Street.
 
The land is needed for the second phase of the Alber Street project to take place.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 05
City revises Owner Occupied Rehab resolution
By Joseph Slacian
 
A revised resolution providing more matching funds for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation project was unanimously approved Monday night, Aug. 28, by the Wabash City Council.
 
The move was basically a technicality, increasing the amount spent in the second phase of the project from $25,000 to $27,000.  Plans had originally called for spending $25,000 per each of the two phases.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 05

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