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Habitat for Humanity dedicates Ferry Street home
Dan Early, Wabash County Habitat for Humanity president, presents Sarah Eis, her husband Matthew and children with the keys to their new home on Saturday, July 30. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Matthew and Sarah Eis are officially Wabash homeowners following the Habitat for Humanity dedication of their new Ferry Street home on Saturday, July 30.
 
In April, the Wabash County chapter of Habitat broke ground at the site, located at 490 Ferry Street, and began the five-month build on the Eis’ home.
 
Now the two-story home is complete and ready for the Eis couple and their five children to move in.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Jones’ ‘Light Up the Town’ soon to be on Honeywell stage
By Sarah Peters 
 
Wabash resident Susan Jones, playwright and former music teacher, has finished her second musical, “Light Up The Town,” replaying the history of how Wabash became the first electrically lighted city in the world. 
 
The play will open in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, Saturday, Aug. 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 14. 
 
“The Honeywell Center has been wonderful,” Jones said. “They have been helpful and encouraging, with all of the people who have designed the street signs and painted and everything, we couldn’t do it without them.”
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Miami Tribe works to preserve legacy
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma have a long history, and tribe members today are working to preserve their legacy for generations to come.
 
Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, discussed the history of the tribe and what it is doing today during a 50-minute preservation Thursday, July 28, during the History Hunters program at the Wabash County Historical Museum.
 
The tribe traces its roots to the area of the St. Joseph River in South Bend, she said. However, some believe that the tribe began where the St. Joseph feeds into Lake Michigan.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
City Schools hire several staff members
By Joseph Slacian
 
Personnel matters dominated the last Wabash City Schools board meeting before the start of the 2016-17 school year.
 
Several teachers and paraprofessionals were hired for the three schools in the district.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Three Wabash County companies expanding
Crews lay brick to the exterior of the Charley Creek Inn as part of the building project taking place at the site. Photo by Sarah Peters
 
By Sarah Peters 
 
John Deere Troxel Equipment, Charley Creek Inn, and Brandt’s Harley Davidson are taking advantage of the summer weather and using this time to expand their businesses. 
 
Troxel Equipment, after breaking the ground for its new building  at the end of May, have yet to hit any complications and expect to finish on schedule. 
 
“So far, even with the rain and stuff, we are on track like we’d hope we’d be,” Jay Rubrake, Troxel Service Manager, said. 

Troxel is constructing an entirely new building, where its sales, service, setups, and everything in between will take place, leaving the soon-to-be former buildings for storage. 

Officials are looking toward the end of November to finish the project.

Brandt’s Harley Davidson has been expanding it’s business since the beginning of June, adding a new building directly behind the existing facility to be used as a storage unit for motorcycles in the winter.

 

Posted on 2016 Aug 09
City to homeowner: Get property fixed
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash resident Alan Jachinski was ordered to appear before the Wabash Board of Public Works & Safety on Thursday, Aug. 4, to update it on work progress at his property at 411 N. Wabash St.
 
In November 2015, Jachinski agreed to a timeline to get the work done. However, work has fallen behind. Several items, including repairing the front porch ceiling, new soffits and replacing broken windows, have not been complete.
 
He did have the roof repaired, as ordered by the Board of Works, and had mowed the grass several times at the property, Building Commissioner John Stephens reported.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
The Access helps provide school supplies
Volunteers sort through school backpacks at The Access Youth Center. Photo by Sarah Peters
 
By Sarah Peters 
 
The Access Youth Center (AYC) in downtown Wabash handed out school supplies to students ranging from pre-school to high school, on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4-5. 
 
Community members who wished to help the cause purchased basic school supplies, then donated them to The Access to give to the students. The school supplies cover the average needs of students, but cannot cater to every school’s specific list.  
 
Every grade level gets pencils, folders, paper, earbuds/headphones, and a brand new back pack, which is filled with these supplies upon pick-up. 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
NM man pleads guilty to aggravated battery, burglary
Joshua Wright
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A North Manchester man tied to a 2015 rural Wabash County shooting has accepted a plea deal for the charges.
 
Joshua L. Wright, 25, pled guilty to felony aggravated battery on Wednesday, July 27, for charges stemming from a shooting at a residence on CR 950 N. on March 4, 2015.
 
According to a Wabash County Sheriff’s Department press release, Wright called the department at approximately 3:49 p.m. informing officers of the 2015 shooting.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09

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