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Comedian Kathleen Madigan invites Wabash to come laugh Oct. 1
Kathleen Madigan
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Comedian Kathleen Madigan will take the Honeywell Center Ford Theater stage for her first time Saturday, Oct. 1.
 
A comedian that’s appeared on late night shows with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Craig Ferguson, Madigan began making people laugh from the stage 25 years ago.
 
“I worked at a bar and went to the bar next door to drink,” she said. “It happened to be a comedy club and me and another bartender did open mic nite for fun. I just kept doing it.
 
“It was literally an accident.”
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
1 injured in Sept. 17 accident
One Wabash man reported minor injuries following a collision with a parked vehicle Saturday, Sept. 17. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man suffered minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident the morning of Saturday, Sept. 17.
 
According to the official Wabash City Police report:
 
At 11:45 a.m., a silver 1998 Chevrolet driven by Scott H. Miller, 24, Wabash, was traveling south on Miami Street when he lost control of his vehicle as he neared the intersection of Main Street.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Driver charged in MU student deaths pleads guilty
Deangelo R. Evans
 
By David Fenker
 
MARION -- Deangelo R. Evans, the man charged in connection with the deaths of three Manchester University international students, pleaded guilty to all eight counts against him on Sept. 19.
 
Evans, 27, of Chicago, Ill., was accused of causing the deaths of Nerad Mangai, Brook Dagnew and Kirubel Hailu, as well as the injury of Israel Tamire, in a vehicular accident that occurred on Feb. 21, 2016 while the students were returning to MU after visiting friends.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
RDA approves MELC funding
Crews work at the site of the new Manchester Early Learning Center. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
The Board of the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority approved the Manchester Early Learning Center's project for funds from the Regional Cities Initiative.
 
"In Northeast Indiana, we know that investing in early childhood education is critical to long-term educational attainment and workforce outcomes as we work to reach the Big Goal. By supporting the Manchester Early Learning Center, we are providing families the quality of life assets we need to attract and retain talent while also investing in the education of our future leaders," Michael Galbraith, director of the Road to One Million said.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
St. Bernardís to host 25th annual Ball & Auction
By Joseph Slacian
 
St. Bernard Catholic School will host its 25th annual Ball & Auction on Saturday, Oct. 8.
 
The silver anniversary event will begin cocktails at 5:45 p.m. at the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall and will feature a buffet dinner at 6:45 p.m. with a D.J., dancing, and live and silent auctions.
 
Proceeds from the event will benefit three St. Bernard programs, according to Ball & Auction committee representative Jen Bailey.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
MSD patrons tell Board: We want transparency
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education began consolidation discussions earlier this month and Wabash citizens are calling for more transparency from the school’s administration.
 
Several members of the public voiced that opinion at the Board’s bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
 
Rosa Sparling, a former Southwood High School teacher, suggested the Board be more open after asking what all could be disclosed about its executive discussions.
 
The Board met for two executive sessions to discuss consolidation on Sept. 1 and following its Tuesday night meeting
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
Wabash County to celebrate Indiana Bicentennial
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash County will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial on Saturday, Sept. 24, during a daylong event at the Paradise Spring Historic Park.
 
Events will begin at 10 a.m. with a flag presentation by the Wabash Veterans of Foreign War and Boy Scout color guards.
 
Paradise Spring Board secretary Deanna Unger will welcome the guests and Wabash County Historian Ron Woodward will read the poem, “I Am a Hoosier.”
 
At 10:15, the Paradise Spring Players will present “Treaty of 1826,” followed by the Miami Nation Drum and Dancers at 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Dave Phillips will present a Quaker meeting t 11 a.m.

At 11:15 and 11:45 a.m., children from the Southwood Elementary School choir will present canal songs.

 

Posted on 2016 Sep 20
EDG to seek Regional Cities funds
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Economic Development Group of Wabash County sought funds for one project from the Regional Cities Initiative funds. It may possibly seek funding for at least three other projects.
 
That was the word Monday night, Sept. 12, when Keith Gillenwater, EDG President and CEO, presented a quarterly update to the Wabash City Council.
 
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership received a $42 million grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to be used to attract and retain talent by providing financial support for game-changing quality of place projects designed to increase economic growth, increase the population and enhance the region’s national brand identity.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20

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