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Residents gather to support inclusive park

Youngsters climb a bounce house obstacle course at the Family Fun Day event at the John Drook Memorial Park on Sunday, May 21. The event raised funds to support the all-inclusive park project, a Wabash Stellar Communities projects that aims to create a safe, fun playground space for all ages and abilities to play with one another. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Area residents supported the Wabash all-inclusive park project by attending the Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 21.

Despite heavy rain earlier in the morning, children, parents, grandparents and friends still convened at the John Drook Memorial Park throughout the day to enjoy pony rides, games, crafts and live music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 23
Memorial Day services planned around county
By The Paper staff
 
The Wabash County Veteran’s Service Office recently announced the plans for Memorial Day services for Wabash County.
 
The services are open to the public and are being conducted by the veterans’ organizations of Wabash County and their associated Auxiliaries.
 
Posted on 2017 May 23
O.J. Neighbours implements 2 new programs 2017-2018 school year
By Emma Rausch
 
O.J. Neighbours will be implementing two new programs next school year after the Wabash City Schools Board of Education approved their adoption Monday night, May 15.
 
Starting in the fall semester, the Wabash elementary school will be teaching Investigations Math to kindergarten through fifth grade students. It also will begin offering Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten.
 
Neighbours principal Danielle Miller told the board that the facility has been working diligently to plan, schedule and implement these projects.
 
Posted on 2017 May 23
WCS wraps up Kathy Swan Awards, honors 5 elementary youth

O.J. Neighbours Elementary School honored five of its youth at the 2017 Kathy Swan Awards on May 15. Students (front row, from left) Mykenzie Renn, Clairyssa Mudd, Emma Cantrell and Leona Stapleton posed for a photo following the awards presentation with Wabash City Schools Board of Education members (back row, from left) Liz Hobbs, Mary Anne Tait, Tiffanie King, Brandon France and Kim Pinkerton. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Wabash City Schools honored five O.J. Neighbours youth Monday night, May 15, at the conclusion of the 11th annual Kathy Swan Awards.

Students Emma Cantrell, Clairyssa Mudd, Leona Stapleton, Mykenzie Renn and Aaron Youngman received awards for their hard work, perseverance and being “a joy” in the classroom, according to Danielle Miller, O.J. Neighbours principal.

Posted on 2017 May 23
Womans Clubhouse donates books

Patty Brubaker (foreground) and Womans Clubhouse President Carol McDonald pass out books to Head Start youngsters. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Representatives from the Womans Clubhouse presented Head Start youngsters with a book and a stuffed animal during a brief ceremony Monday, May 15.

The book was a “Clifford the Big Red Dog” story, and the stuffed animal, of course, was one of the book’s title character, “Clifford the Big Red Dog.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 23
Park board discusses Honeywell Park bids
By Joseph Slacian
 
Bids for renovations to Honeywell Park were briefly discussed Wednesday night, May 17, by the Wabash Park Board.
 
No action was taken on the matter. Rather, the board ordered Park Superintendent Adam Hall to contact a group of anonymous donors that has offered to pay for the work to get input. Once done, Hall will contact board members to get a consensus on which firm to use.
 
Posted on 2017 May 23
Commissioners receive bridge bids
By David Fenker
 
The bridge carrying County Road 75 East over Burr Creek will cost the county at least $323,000 to replace.
 
The county commissioners opened bids from three companies for the bridge replacement project at their Monday, May 22, meeting.
Posted on 2017 May 23
4 injured in U.S. 24, Wabash Street collision

A riding lawnmower remains upright on Wabash Street following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 24. A 1999 GM truck towing the riding lawn mower collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe at the intersection. The lawn mower was thrown during the collision and struck a 2016 Kia Forte. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Two Wabash and two Carmel residents were injured Friday, May 12, following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 24.

At approximately 5:02 p.m., the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Wabash Street.

Posted on 2017 May 23

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