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Lagro residents face felony drug charges
John and Jerry Green
 
By Emma Rausch
 
LAGRO – A Lagro father and son face felony drug charges after the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls from their residence, 200 Davis St., on Aug. 29.
 
John M. Green, 59, and Jerry T. M. Green, 24, were arrested Aug. 30 following a WCSD investigation.
 
According to the probable cause affidavit:

Deputy Matthew Cox responded to the residence of 200 Davis St. after the department had received numerous 9-1-1 calls from the same number, which was associated with the address.

Upon arrival at the address, Cox approached the garage where he heard possibly a party occurring.

 

Posted on 2016 Sep 13
WCS board ratifies Master Contract
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash City Schools Board of Education approved the ratification of its 2016-17 master contract at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6.
 
The contract, which was formed between the WCS board and the Wabash City Teacher’s Association, states the terms to which both parties agree, such as sick leave days and salary increases.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 13
WPD responds to Facebook report on dog
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash Police officials have spent most of the day Tuesday fielding calls from around the country in regard to a Facebook post concerning a local woman’s injured dog.
 
The post, from Adrianna Catt, said a neighbor lured her dog into his yard where he then stabbed the animal in the face three times. She also claimed that police arrived at the scene and maced the dog and her 12-year-old son.
 
The neighbor, she said in the Facebook post, doesn’t like her animals and has called police on the family numerous times over the four years she has lived in her home in the 200 block of North Carroll Street..
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 13
O.J. Neighbours reenactment returns for 28th year

An O.J. Neighbours student (right) demonstrates how to grind corn at the school’s annual 1800s reenactment. Photo by Emma Rausch

By The Paper staff

Pioneers and Native Americans return to Wabash on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the 28th annual O.J. Neighbours 1800s reenactment.

Elementary students will demonstrate both pioneer and Native American life and culture in the 1800s at the David F. Sodervick Outdoor Education Center from 5:30-7 p.m.

 
Posted on 2016 Sep 13
O’Reilly Auto Parts headed to NM?
The former Burger King in North Manchester will be demolished to make way for a new O’Reilly Auto Parts store. Photo by David Pervis-Fenker
 
By David Pervis-Fenker
 
Demolition began at the site of the former Burger King restaurant on SR114 W last week in preparation for an O’Reilly Auto Parts store.
 
According to Steve Shumaker, ordinance officer and part-time building commissioner and inspector for the Town of North Manchester, the demolition should be completed by the week of Sept. 19.
Posted on 2016 Sep 13
Wabash to honor Karsyn's memory
By The Paper staff
 
Saturday, Sept. 17 will be Karsyn Bratch Day in the City of Wabash, according to an ordinance by Mayor Scott Long.
 
Karsyn, a local 12-year-old girl, passed away in October 2015 after an eight-year battle with childhood cancer.
 
However, before she passed, Karsyn raised more than $70,000 for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation’s Pediatric Cancer Research Lab at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis through Kick It with Karsyn, an annual pediatric cancer fundraising program and kickball tournament.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 06
NM man pleads not guilty to impersonating public servant
Caleb Thomas
 
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
A trial date has been set for a local man has been charged with impersonation of a public servant, a level 6 felony.
 
The man, Caleb L. Thomas, 23, North Manchester, will have a trial beginning Jan. 17, 2017, in Wabash Circuit Court. Thomas was arrested on a warrant on Aug. 22, after charges were filed against him for two events that occurred earlier in the year.
 
At an initial hearing, Thomas pled not guilty to the charge.
 
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by North Manchester Police officer Nathaniel Birch, the events Thomas is being charged for occurred in May and June of 2016. 
 

 

Posted on 2016 Sep 06
350-plus to ride in Dam to Dam
Riders make their way along a country road during the 2015 Dam to Dam Century Ride. The Paper file photo
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
More than 350 bicycle enthusiasts from at least 11 states will travel the back roads of Wabash County on Sunday, Sept. 11 during the seventh annual Dam to Dam Century Ride.
 
Participants can pedal 100 miles or less along the Wabash County Trail, passing some 16 points of historical interest along the way.
 
“We’ve got riders from Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington State and Michigan,” according to Christine Flohr, director of tourism for the Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “And we’ve got riders from all around Indiana.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 06

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