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MSD Board adopts 2018 budget
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County School Board unanimously approved the adoption of the 2018 budget Tuesday, Sept. 26.
 
As no changes were made following the public hearing, the budget was adopted with a $26,371,071 total and a $15,634,900 General Fund.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 03
Budget hearing draws no comments
By Joseph Slacian
 
No one spoke Monday night, Sept. 25, at a public hearing on the city’s proposed budget, tax levy and tax rate which took place before the regular Wabash City Council meeting.
 
About 10 minutes later, the Council gave a 5-0 approval of the 2018 financial plan.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 03
Dual Immersion youth excel in pilot program

Clara Castaņo, Spanish elementary teacher of the O.J. Neighbours Dual Immersion Kindergarten program, prepares to pick on a student to answer point out seasons of the year. Castaņo was handpicked through the Indiana Department of Education and the Ministry of Education in Spain to lead the O.J. Neighbours’ pilot program. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

The O.J. Neighbours Dual Immersion Kindergarten program started only two months ago and the children “are progressing faster than expected,” according to Danielle Miller, O.J. Neighbours Elementary School principal.

Since school began in August, 41 students at the Wabash elementary school have been learning the foundations of academic education in both English and Spanish.

With the goal of starting youth on the pathway of bilingualism and biliteracy, O.J. Neighbours’ pilot program is a 50-50 learning experience, immersing students half of the day entirely in Spanish and the other half in English, Miller told The Paper of Wabash County.

Posted on 2017 Sep 26
Next step in CF study rests with school districts
By Joseph Slacian
 
The results are in, now it’s up to the boards in Wabash County’s three school districts to decide what to do with them.
 
About 75 people gathered in the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall on Wednesday afternoon to listen as Carol Lindquist discussed the results of a study commissioned earlier this year by the Community Foundation of Wabash County to look at shared interests of the three districts. The goal of the study is find potential of shared interests within the districts with the goal of increasing educational opportunities for current and future students. It also was designed to promote efficient use of the resources.
 
The study, Lindquist explained, look at demographics, workforce development, included an academic audit, an analysis of financial strength and a facilities study.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 26
Old dairy barn gets new life

The former Charles and Helen Shear dairy barn will soon host parties, receptions and more. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Steve and Deb Conner purchased her grandparents farm on County Road 500 East about eight years ago.

The couple refurbished the house; but there was the elephant in the room, rather, the old bank barn on the property that the couple wasn’t quite sure what to do with.

“It is a big old farm and an old dairy barn, just sitting there waiting for someone to do something with,” Mrs. Conner said earlier this year before the Wabash County Plan Commission.

Posted on 2017 Sep 26
Cooks try their hand at smoked food competition

Smokin’ for a Cause participants look on as visitors prepare to sample their food on Saturday afternoon at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Competitors from as far away as Brownsburg and Lebanon competed with local cooks on Saturday, Sept. 23, during the fifth annual Smokin’ for a Cause.

Five teams competed for bragging rights in grilled chicken, smoked chicken, smoked ribs and pulled pork.

“We’re kind of down a little this year,” organizer Gary Henderson said.

Posted on 2017 Sep 26
Wabash County farm earns Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award

Ben Smith poses for a photo with the Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award, which was bestowed upon his farm on March 23, 2016. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Ben Smith’s farm on South 400 West is a Sesquicentennial Hoosier Homestead, a title not many else can claim and one Smith is proud of.

In March 2016, the Indiana Department of Agriculture recognized farm for being owned by the Smith family for more than 150 years.

Since 1849, Smith’s family passed down the homestead for 168 years, or six generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Sep 26
Local municipalities benefit from Community Crossing grant
By Emma Rausch
 
Four Wabash County municipalities received a portion of $150 million in state-matching funds through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossing Initiative, Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday, Sept. 20.
 
Created by the General Assembly in 2016, Community Crossings funds are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. Wabash, North Manchester, Roann and LaFontaine were named as four of the 396 cities to receive the state matching funds this year.
 
“Superior local roads are a key factor in maintaining Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America,” Holcomb said. “I am encouraged that a record number of communities applied for and received funds this year, and I’m grateful to lawmakers for increasing the funding to sustain the Community Crossing Initiative.”
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 26

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