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Real Industry, Real Alloy file for Chapter 11
By Joseph Slacian
 
Real Industry, Inc. announced Friday, Nov. 11, that it has initiated restructuring efforts through the filing of a petition for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
 
In conjunction, Real Alloy Holding, Inc. and its U.S. subsidiaries – “Real Alloy” – filed petitions on Friday for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, according to a news release from Real Industry. 
 
Real Alloy has a plant in Wabash.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Groups get funds from Chili for Charity

By Joseph Slacian

Officials from 15 local organizations learned Thursday night, Nov. 16, their share of the $42,000 that was distributed from the 15th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off.

The majority of the groups received $2,000 each, while a handful received $3,000 and two – the All-Inclusive Park and the Wabash County Fair Association – received $6,000.

Shelly Myers, co-chair of the Wabash Inclusive Playground, said officials were “so super excited” to be selected to receive the funds.

Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Timbercrest brings community together with Festival of Trees
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Community members will have a chance to feel the Christmas spirit on Dec. 2, when Timbercrest Senior Living Community will host its fifth annual Festival of Trees from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
The event has grown every year, with local businesses and organizations sponsoring trees as part of the festivities. 
 
“The Festival is a great way to add to the Christmas décor at Timbercrest, and creates a fun event and atmosphere for families and the community to come and enjoy the trees,” Timbercrest Community Relations Coordinator Carrie Vineyard said. “This is a good way for businesses and non-profit organizations to be recognized for what they do. It isn't about which tree is the prettiest—it's not for a contest. We just really appreciate that they give of their time and resources to decorate the trees.”
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
City to pursue railroad overpass

An artist rendering of the proposed overpass on East Street. Photo provided

By Joseph Slacian

The City of Wabash has sent a letter of commitment to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the first step in creating a railroad overpass on East Street.

The overpass would cost an estimated $10.7 million, of which the city would have to provide 20 percent, or $2.14 million.

The letter was dated on Nov. 9, and the deadline for submitting such letters to INDOT is Nov. 22. While the letter is being sent this year, Mayor Scott Long noted that in reality it could be four or five years.

Posted on 2017 Nov 21
City orders unsafe structure demolished
By Joseph Slacian
 
A structure on Willard Drive was ordered demolished Thursday, Nov. 16, when the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety met.
 
Meanwhile, the owners of a home on Adams Street told the board they will demolish a home at their own expense.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Randall Construction gets bid for fire training facility
By Joseph Slacian
 
Randall Construction received the bid to build a new structure at the Wabash Fire Department’s North Side Station.
 
The firm, from Wabash, bid $179,165.15 to construct the building, which will serve as a training and storage facility.
 
One other firm, DT Construction Services, bid $193,416.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Sgt. Terry Hall reminds youth about body safety

Sgt. Terry Hall speaks to a group of youngsters. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

When Sgt. Terry Hall returned to Wabash County the week of Oct. 16, he reminded youths of body safety.

Specifically, “your body is yours and you’re in control of it.”

Hall, a retired veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, developed the body safety program nearly 20 years ago and has since traveled across the country sharing it with every school that he can.

Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Ogden Road changes under assessment
By David Fenker
 
The Wabash County Commissioners are taking another week to review proposed changes to the intersection of Ogden Road and 200 West north of Laketon.
 
At their Monday, Nov. 20, meeting, the commissioners said that they would consider a contract for a reassessment of the intersection at their next meeting, Monday, Nov. 27.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21

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