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Wabash teen invited to World Martial Arts Games

By David Brinson
news@thepaperofwabash.com

Trystin Music and his family are hosting a golf scramble to help raise money, so he can compete in the 2019 World Martial Arts Games in London, England.

The golf scramble will take place at Honeywell Golf Course, Saturday, August 31, with 4-person teams at a $60 entry fee per person (with lunch included). They are also seeking sponsors, displaying logos at the course for $75.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Trystin to go to London and represent America,” Valerie Music, his mother, said. “He has trained really hard, every day, just to get there. To have the support of our town would be great.”

Posted on 2019 Aug 06
Underwood joins The Paper staff

Mandy Underwood has joined The Paper of Wabash County staff as a news reporter.

She joined the staff on Monday, Aug. 5, replacing Josh Sigler who is moving to the Mishawaka area.

“I know Mandy will be a good fit with the staff,” Editor Joseph Slacian said. “A Wabash County native, she knows about the county, its history and its people.”

Posted on 2019 Aug 06
Sparling crowned Festivals Queen

By David Brinson

Danielle Sparling became royalty when she was crowned the 2019 Wabash County Festivals Queen Friday.

“I feel really fortunate,” Sparling said. “I feel like you can be confident, but never too confident, so you just have to say a little prayer and cross your fingers.”

The pageant took place in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theatre. Finishing first runner-up was Mariah Kirtlan, the 2019 4-H Queen. Southwood graduates Haley Porter, second runner-up, and Katie Jones, third runner-up, placed next. Emilly Martin finished as fourth runner-up, with Miss Friendship Dayna Dale and Director’s Award winner Franny Schannep rounding out the court. Everyone on the court receives a scholarship to contribute towards their collegiate and life endeavors.

Posted on 2019 Jul 30
Firefighters receive oaths of office

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Four Wabash Fire Department members received oaths of office on Monday when the Wabash City Council met.
Scott Kirtlan was sworn in as assistant chief, while Colton Ringel and Chad Bassett were sworn in as firefighter first class and EMTs.

Tanner Chamberlain received the oath as a probationary firefighter.

 
Posted on 2019 Jul 30
Ground broken for new Hampton Inn

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Ground was broken Tuesday morning, July 23, for the new Hampton Inn in Wabash.

The new, 91-room facility, is expected to be open in July 2020.

Mayor Scott Long and Mitesh Patel, owner associate for Rahee Hospitality, turned the dirt at the site while representatives from Rahee and the city looked on.

The hotel will be located northwest of State Road 15 and Wedcor Avenue, just north of U.S. 24.

 
Posted on 2019 Jul 30
City, state program helps 12 homeowners

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The second phase of Wabash’s Owner-Occupied Rehab Program is complete, with 12 different homes around the city receiving some sort of refurbishing.

That was the word Monday night, July 22, from Matt Brinkman, grant administrator for the Northeast Indiana Regional Housing Partnership. Brinkman and David Gee, Region 3A’s director of technical services, spoke during a public hearing before the Wabash City Council meeting.

Posted on 2019 Jul 30
Recycling changes going well, official says

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Roughly one month into the change in Wabash County’s recycling program, and things are apparently looking better.
“The change is going relatively well,” Jen Rankin, director of the Wabash County Solid Waste Management District, told The Paper of Wabash County.

However, she noted, there are still some residents unaware of the change.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
WPD seeks info into man's death

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information in the death of a local man on Monday, July 15.

The body of the man, Alex Watkins, 31, was lying near the street in the 200 block of East Main Street, according to WPD Capt. Matt Benson, the department’s Public Information Officer.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23

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