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New wind turbine regulations approved
By David Fenker
 
Both commercial and non-commercial wind turbines in Wabash County are subject to updated regulations following the County Commissioners’ Oct. 17 meeting.
 
The commissioners passed an ordinance amending the county’s Wind Energy Conservation Systems (WECS) ordinance which reduces the allowable noise level from wind turbines and places responsibility for shadow flicker countermeasures on the turbine owner.
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Jake Brakes to be banned in Manchester
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Truck drivers going through North Manchester may not be allowed to use Jake Brakes, also known as engine compression brakes, after December’s Town Council meeting.
 
At its October meeting, the North Manchester Town Council approved the first reading of an ordinance regarding the restriction of such equipment within town limits.
 
“Lots of other towns have an ordinance like this,” Council member Thomas Dale said.
 
“It’s something we need to do for livability in our town.”
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Bayh, Walorski campaigns stop in Wabash
Susan Bayh (far left) campaigns for her husband, Evan Bayh, who is running for Indiana Senate, by talking with his Wabash-area supporters on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Representatives from two national campaigns stopped by Wabash last week to spread awareness and push for votes in the final weeks before Election Day, Nov. 8.
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Susan Bayh, wife of Indiana Senate Democratic candidate Evan Bayh spoke to a dozen of her husband’s Wabash County supporters on his political stances, encouraging the locals to spread the word to their friends, family and neighbors.
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
14th annual Chili Cook-off is Saturday
By Joseph Slacian
 
For a few hours Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15, the Paradise Spring Historic Park will become the second largest town in Wabash County.
 
That’s because thousands of people are expected to visit the park for the 14th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off.
 
Between 85 and 90 teams will begin preparing their chili at 8 a.m., with serving to begin at noon.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
2nd District candidates to debate in Wabash
Jackie Walorski and Lynn Coleman
 
By Emma Rausch and Joseph Slacian
 
A debate between the two major party candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2nd District seat is planned in Wabash County on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
 
However, the debate between Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski and Democrat challenger Lynn Coleman will not be open to the public or the outside media.
 
Rather, it will be from the studios of WKUZ (95.9 FM) radio. 
 
Wabash County Council member and former Indiana House of Representative Bill Ruppel will moderate the event. He said the candidates requested it not be open to the public or media.
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
MSD candidates to attend forum
By The Paper staff
 
Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3) of Wabash County will host a Candidates' Forum for MSD school board candidates on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Honeywell Gym. 
 
All seven candidates will be participating and the forum will be moderated by Jarrod McKee, Vice President of the Investment Center of Crossroads Bank and a Wabash County native. 
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
State Representative debates coming to Wabash
Dee Moore and David Wolkins
 
By Emma Rausch 
 
Candidates for Indiana’s 18th District House of Representatives seat will meet in a debate later this month in Wabash.
 
Republican incumbent David Wolkins and Democrat challenger Dee Moore will meet on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Heartland REMC Building located at 350 Wedcor Ave. in Wabash. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
 
For the first 30 minutes, Moore and Wilkins will answer a variety of set questions before the floor is open to public inquiry for the remainder of time, according to Bill Ruppel, Wabash County Farm Bureau government affairs chair.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
UF board visits area businesses

Members of the United Fund Board of Directors toured Wabash County on Oct. 5 to raise awareness of its 2016 fundraising campaign. The members stopped by locations including the Main View Inn to speak with local business owners about donating and posed for photos. Those posing for photo include (front row, from left) Community Foundation Executive Director Patty Grant, CF Program Director Julie Garber, Eric Lundmark, Deanna Maller, Nate Fansher, Cottage Creations owner Bill Leonhard, (back row, from left) Jim Widner, UF President Tim Stiglich, Bob and Karen Fawcett of Main View Inn, UF Executive Director Steve Johnson and Dan Naragon of Naragon and Purdy. Photo by David Fenker

By Joseph Slacian

Members of the Wabash County United Fund Board of Directors took to the streets of Wabash and North Manchester on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, to raise awareness of the 2016 fundraising campaign.

The group left the Honeywell Center circular drive shortly after 8:30 a.m. aboard Trolley No.85 and made stops at a dozen businesses and industries in the two communities.

The event was the brainchild of board member Nate Fansher.

Posted on 2016 Oct 11

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