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Petition requests vacation of 2 Wabash streets' portions
By Emma Rausch
 
A portion of South Comstock and Edsall streets may be vacated in future weeks if the Wabash City Council adopts an ordinance approving the vacation.
 
PaperWorks petitioned the city Monday, July 10, to vacate portions of South Comstock Street and Edsall Street, also known as Factory Street, to increase warehouse capacity, according to Steve Downs, the attorney representing the Wabash-based company.
 
PaperWorks, which is located at 455 Factory St. in Wabash, plans to construct a building loading dock in the area in addition to an approximate $2.8 million expansion for workspace, according to Chris Wetherford, the paper mill’s general manager.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18
MCS board hires interim superintendent

Mike Pettibone

By David Fenker

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Interim Superintendent Mike Pettibone’s contract was approved 7-0 at the July 11 meeting of the MCS Board of School Trustees.

The contract is officially for a daily pay rate of $423, for a total of 245 days, or a total of $103,635. It does not include benefits such as health insurance or retirement fund contributions.

The board also unanimously approved a stipend for Business Manager Scott Bumgardner’s time as interim superintendent, for a total of $6,500.

 

Posted on 2017 Jul 18
MSD school board begins budget discussions
By Emma Rausch
 
Budget discussions began at the MSD of Wabash County Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening, July 11.
 
The board reviewed potential budgets for the Rainy Day Fund, Transportation Fund, Debt Services account and the School Pension Debt account for the 2018 school years. 
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18
10-year energy plan saves MSD $500,000-plus so far, report shows
By Emma Rausch
 
MSD of Wabash County saved more than $500,000 during the last nine years thanks to a decision to take steps to become energy efficient at the corporation’s two high schools, according to Shana Lopez, Performance Services marketing administrator.
 
On Tuesday, July 11, Lopez provided the MSD of Wabash County Board of Education with its 10 annual energy savings report.
 
In 2007, the school corporation implemented a guaranteed energy savings contract project at Northfield and Southwood high schools. Since then, the corporation has cumulatively saved $509,333 in nine years, according to Lopez.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18
Paradise Spring may receive new sign
By Joseph Slacian
 
Paradise Spring Historical Park could have a new sign installed, thanks to the Paradise Spring Board.
 
Board Secretary Deanna Unger appeared before the Wabash Park Board on Wednesday night, July 12, explaining to them what the Paradise Spring Board would like to see.
 
The site, located southeast of the intersection of Allen and Market streets, was once the site of the Big Four Railroad yard and, outside of a portion of the old roundhouse building, little is there to remind the public of that.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18
County moves toward managed printer service
By David Fenker
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners voted Monday, July 17, to take a contract for managed printer services under advisement.
 
Representatives from Perry ProTech presented a proposal at the commissioners’ April 10 meeting for a five-year lease on 56 printers, covering all parts and labor. The terms of the proposal were a lease of $667.69 per month, and printing costs of $.01 per black and white page and $.08 per color page.
 
Two of the company’s representatives attended the July 17 meeting, announcing that three additional departments – County Clerk, County Recorder and Veterans’ Services – joined several other county departments on the contract with Perry ProTech.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18
Visitors bureau places first digital kiosk

Shayne Balding tries out the first Visit Wabash County digital kiosk, located at Charley Creek Inn. The kiosk will provide visitors with information about events and area hot spots. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

Visit Wabash County placed its first interactive, digital kiosk at Charley Creek Inn, officials announced Friday, July 14.

The kiosk, located in the inn’s lobby, will offer residents and tourists an interactive way to discover upcoming events as well as provide information about the county.

Nicknamed “Charley,” the kiosk will offer information regarding places to experience within walking distance, ideas for things to do, historical landmarks to visit and provide a downtown walking guide along with information on special and corporate events, according to officials.

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Jul 18
Ernie Haase and the Signature Sound return to Wabash

Ernie Haase and the Signature Sound brings southern gospel back to Wabash when the group returns Saturday, July 29. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

Ernie Haase and the Signature Sound returns to Wabash on Saturday, July 22, and will be bringing back gospel classics as well as new material.

The Christian quartet has toured the globe, but always looks forward to coming back to the Honeywell Center Ford Theater, Ernie Haase, the group’s namesake, told The Paper of Wabash County.

Posted on 2017 Jul 18

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