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Medical condition blamed for accident that injured 3
A medical condition is believed to have been the cause of a two-car accident Thursday that left three people injured, including one who had to be flown to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
An apparent medical condition is being blamed for a two-vehicle accident Thursday night that left three people injured.
 
According to a news release from Sgt. Matt Benson, Wabash Police Department Public Information Officer, the crash took place at 7:16 p.m. on North Cass Street, about 200 feet south of the Alber Street intersection.
 
According to police, a 2004 Buick driven by Jack E. Middleton, 80, North Manchester, was traveling northbound when it crossed the centerline and hit a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Isabella McHaney, 20, Wabash.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Defenders return to Clean Out the Banks
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash River Defenders return July 30 to Clean Out the Banks to restore and remove debris from the Wabash River that runs through Wabash County.
 
“We’re going to run it just like we have in the past,” founder Michael Beauchamp told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
The Defenders will kick off the clean up at 8 a.m. at Paradise Spring Historical Park with coffee, donuts and a brief instructional meeting.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
NM man convicted for 2011 theft of Manchester school

Joshua Wright

By The Paper staff

A North Manchester man was convicted for a 2011 burglary following a two-day jury trial at Wabash Circuit Court on June 14 and 15.

Joshua Wright, 25, was found guilty of felony burglary and felony theft. Wright is also connected to a 2015 shooting in rural North Manchester.

According to a press release from Wabash County Prosecutor William Hartley Jr.:

The allegations against Wright stemmed from the May 8, 2011, burglary at Manchester Intermediate School in Laketon.

Posted on 2016 Jun 21
LaFontaine Ashland Days draws crowd

Youngsters gather candy thrown from vehicles in the parade. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAFONTAINE -- Floats, antique cars and tractors made their way through the streets here Saturday morning, June 11, during the annual LaFontaine Ashland Days Festival Parade.
 
The parade drew about 40 entries, the largest number in parade chair Chris Hensley’s time overseeing the annual event.
 
He said he thought the parade went well and that the crowd along the street appreciated the efforts of those involved.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
MSD's Weaver to retire
Dr. Sandra Weaver

By Emma Rausch
 
Dr. Sandra Weaver, MSD of Wabash County superintendent, is retiring.
 
Effective June 30, Weaver will leave the school corporation after eight years with a “legacy,” she told the school board at a special meeting on Wednesday, June 8.
 
“This is likely my 175th board meeting … and so I’m coming out tonight to announce my retirement,” Weaver told the board and attending personnel.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
City’s wasterwater billing office moves
By Joseph Slacian
 
The city’s wastewater billing office moved Monday, June 13, from Wabash City Hall to the wastewater treatment plant.
 
The move has been in the planning stages for the last few months.
 
“I expect the move of the billing office to be completed today, and that they will be open for business (Tuesday) morning at the Wastewater Treatment plant,” Mayor Scott Long told The Paper of Wabash County on Monday morning. “Citizens can drop bills off today in the drop box at City Hall if they need to and they will be processed tomorrow morning."
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Plans continue for all-inclusive park
By Joseph Slacian
 
Plans are progressing for the city’s proposed all-inclusive park.
 
Shelly Myers, one of the people spearheading the campaign for the park, gave the Wabash Park Board a brief update on the plans.
 
The all-inclusive park committee had not updated the board since August 2015, Myers told The Paper of Wabash, and members thought the board should be informed of its progress.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
North Wabash Street could see improvements
By Joseph Slacian
 
North Wabash Street could see some improvements to coincide with the building of the new Parkview Wabash Hospital.
 
Mayor Scott Long told those attending the June 8 Business Before Hours program at the Honeywell Center that the city is exploring options in that area.
 
“We’re going to try to get Wabash Street rebuilt to accept the increased flow of traffic on that north section,” Long told those gathered at the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce sponsored event.  “We’re getting some quotes to get some designs to do that."
Posted on 2016 Jun 14

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