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Haupert re-appointed to Region III-A commission
By David Fenker
 
Commissioner Brian Haupert is the Wabash County Commissioners’ 2017 Region III-A Development and Regional Planning Commission.
 
The commissioners unanimously approved the appointment as the only item of new business at their Jan. 9 meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 17
County council welcomes new members, reorganizes duties
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council welcomed three new members and reorganized duties at its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 9.
 
Newly elected officials Lorissa Sweet, Philip Dale and Matt Mize, who was selected by County Council District 1 precinct committee members to fill former councilman Claude Markstahler’s vacancy, were sworn in prior to the meeting.
 
Councilman Jeff Dawes was elected council chairman while Council member Randy Curless was elected vice chairman.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 17
S.C. man gets 10 years in molesting case
Chris Kimble
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A former Wabash man was sentenced Monday, Jan. 9, for charges that stemmed from a 1997 child molestation case.
 
Christopher L. Kimble, 46, Fairfax, S.C., was sentenced to 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections for felony attempted child molesting, a charge that stemmed from a 1996-97 Wabash County investigation.
 
On Dec. 21, he was found guilty of child molesting, a class C felony, and attempted child molesting, a class B felony, following trial in Wabash County Circuit Court. Following the verdict, Kimble and his attorney Craig Persinger moved to vacate judgment on count one, felony child molestation, on the grounds of double jeopardy.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 10
Body found near downtown Wabash

By The Paper staff

Wabash Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Monday morning, Jan. 9, near Wabash and Main streets.

According to a news release from Capt. Matt Benson, the WPD’s Public Information Officer:

About 8:10 a.m. police responded to the report of an unresponsive female lying on the sidealk.

The female, Genna M. Garcia, 35, Wabash, was deceased.

Posted on 2017 Jan 10
LaFontaine's Family Dollar opens
Family Dollar store manager Maria Bowland (right) cuts the red ribbon to celebrate the store's grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 7. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
LAFONTAINE – LaFontaine Family Dollar has opened its doors here.
 
Residents and town council members joined Family Dollar representatives Saturday, Jan. 7, as they cut the ceremonious red ribbon at the new store, 200 Bruner Road, to commemorate its grand opening.
 
Family Dollar is looking forward to serving LaFontaine, according to Maria Bowland, store manager.
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 10
CF offers funds for study of schools
By The Paper staff
 
The Community Foundation of Wabash County has offered financial assistants to the county’s three school districts for a feasibility study on education in Wabash County.
 
The announcement, announced Friday, Jan. 6, came via a Jan. 3, 2017, letter from CF Board President Steve Hentgen and Executive Director Patty Grant. 
 
“Public education in Wabash County faces some of the most complex and challenging issues of our time,” CF Vice President Josh Petruniw said, “and the Community Foundation has seen the breadth and complexities of those issues through its work within many programs in the community. The Foundation also has experienced first hand the value of research and reliable information for sound informed decision making.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 10
County Commissioners approved 2017 appointments

Former County Auditor Linda Conrad (second to right) poses for a photo with Wabash County Commissioners (from left) Barry Eppley, Brian Haupert and Scott Givens at the Tuesday, Jan. 3, meeting. The Commissioners presented Conrad with a plaque commemorating her service. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Wabash County Commissioners approved the 2017 appointments at its first meeting of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Scott Givens was elected as the Commissioners’ chairman with Brian Haupert voted into the vice chairman seat.

As for local board, Givens was reappointed to the Plan Commission Board, the Tax Abatement Committee and the Central Dispatch Advisory Board. Meanwhile, Susan Baker was appointed to the Wabash Carnegie Public Library Board.

Posted on 2017 Jan 10
Manchester alum in running for state GOP post
Kyle Hupfer
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
A former Manchester College basketball standout has been tabbed by governor-elect Eric Holcomb to serve as state chair of the Indiana Republican Party.
 
Kyle Hupfer will be considered for the post when a caucus takes place on Feb. 1.
 
If selected, Hupfer would replace Jeff Cardwell, who announced in December that he planned to resign on Jan. 21 following the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence.

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Jan 10

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