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U.S. Senate candidate visits Wabash

Mark Hurt, a Kokomo-based lawyer and former Wabash High School teacher, is running as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

Mark Hurt, a Kokomo-based lawyer and former Wabash High School teacher, is running as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

Hurt recently stopped by Wabash for a meeting with the Indiana Policy Foundation.

However, prior to the meeting, the candidate met with The Paper of Wabash County to discuss why he’s running, his stances and how he would represent Indiana on the U.S. Senate if elected.

A Summitville native, Hurt attended Madison Grant High School and graduated from Taylor University with a bachelor’s in teaching and coaching in 1985.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Dec 12
County Council approves $190,000-plus additional appropriations
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council approved more than $190,000 in additional appropriation requests at its final meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 4.
 
The requests, which were submitted by five individual departments, totaled to $191,646.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 12
County hears about local ID cards
By David Fenker
 
The county commissioners heard information Monday about county-issued photo identification cards, an issue currently being addressed by counties and municipalities around the Midwest.
 
Wabash County resident John Hartsough and guest Nicole Novak, a doctoral graduate and former researcher at the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center, presented details about why county or municipal photo IDs are a current trend.
 
“At this point... 11 percent of adults born in the United States do not have their own photo ID, usually because they've lost some of the essential documents and get caught in this catch 22, where you need your birth certificate in order to get your state ID, but you need your state ID in order to get a birth certificate,” Novak said.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 12
Fair trade shop ‘pops up’ in downtown Wabash

The Umbrella Tree is located at 160 S. Wabash St. in Wabash and will be open until Dec. 23. Photos by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

The Umbrella Tree, a fair trade pop-up shop, is now open in downtown Wabash and will remain there until Saturday Dec. 23.

Located at 160 S. Wabash St., the temporary store officially opened Nov. 17. It offers a variety of fair trade, hand-crafted goods including bags, toys, jewelry, chocolate, woolens and shoes, according to Sally Forrester Rich, owner.

“The things that we have were fairly traded, which means that they were bought (at a fair price),” Rich said. “It starts with trying to make a living for people in developing countries. So you start with paying them a fair wage and go from there. There are fewer middlemen so it does turn out to be more expensive (for the consumer), but you’re paying a fair wage.

“Also you’re not buying things that come from slave labor or things like that.”

Posted on 2017 Dec 12
Public ceremony planned at Wabash Business Complex

The Wabash Business Complex has been designated as a Prime Site, the highest award for shovel readiness in the state of Indiana, by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), officials from the City of Wabash and Grow Wabash County announced today.

Posted on 2017 Dec 07
NM lands new industry; Orthopedic firm to locate on Beckley Street
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- As many as 60 new jobs will come to North Manchester in the next four years.
Precision Medical Technologies announced Nov. 30 plans to open its third location on Beckley Street in North Manchester.
 
“We thought the setting was right for us in Wabash County, and especially North Manchester. We liked the idea of a small town, and are hoping to employ a few folks that live in that town,” co-owner Jeff Thornburgh said.
 
Thornburgh and his partner, Precision Medical Technologies President Kurt Kamholz, co-founded the company in Warsaw in 2003 as a contract manufacturer of orthopedic instruments.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 05
City Council violated state's Open Door Law
By The Paper staff
 
The Wabash City Council violated the Indiana Open Door Law last week when it interviewed six potential candidates for the Wabash City Schools Board in executive session.
 
Editor Joseph Slacian, in an email Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29, to several city and Council officials, raised concerns about interviews. The email was sent after consulting with Steve Key, attorney for the Hoosier State Press Association.
 
A story about the interviews appeared in the Tuesday, Nov. 28, edition of the Wabash Plain Dealer. However, Key said notification must be given to all media outlets requesting such notification. The Paper received no such notification.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 05
MSD debates continuing with second phase of school study
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education debated Tuesday, Nov. 28, whether or not it should continue pursing the Studies for Advancement Phase II.
 
The board hosted a working session prior to its regular board meeting to discuss the Phase II primary investigation goal. 
 
On Nov. 14, the Community Foundation of Wabash County announced the second phase of the feasibility-study initiative would focus on a “further detailed investigation of district consolidation,” according to a press release.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 05

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