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City Schools hire several staff members
By Joseph Slacian
 
Personnel matters dominated the last Wabash City Schools board meeting before the start of the 2016-17 school year.
 
Several teachers and paraprofessionals were hired for the three schools in the district.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Three Wabash County companies expanding
Crews lay brick to the exterior of the Charley Creek Inn as part of the building project taking place at the site. Photo by Sarah Peters
 
By Sarah Peters 
 
John Deere Troxel Equipment, Charley Creek Inn, and Brandt’s Harley Davidson are taking advantage of the summer weather and using this time to expand their businesses. 
 
Troxel Equipment, after breaking the ground for its new building  at the end of May, have yet to hit any complications and expect to finish on schedule. 
 
“So far, even with the rain and stuff, we are on track like we’d hope we’d be,” Jay Rubrake, Troxel Service Manager, said. 

Troxel is constructing an entirely new building, where its sales, service, setups, and everything in between will take place, leaving the soon-to-be former buildings for storage. 

Officials are looking toward the end of November to finish the project.

Brandt’s Harley Davidson has been expanding it’s business since the beginning of June, adding a new building directly behind the existing facility to be used as a storage unit for motorcycles in the winter.

 

Posted on 2016 Aug 09
City to homeowner: Get property fixed
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash resident Alan Jachinski was ordered to appear before the Wabash Board of Public Works & Safety on Thursday, Aug. 4, to update it on work progress at his property at 411 N. Wabash St.
 
In November 2015, Jachinski agreed to a timeline to get the work done. However, work has fallen behind. Several items, including repairing the front porch ceiling, new soffits and replacing broken windows, have not been complete.
 
He did have the roof repaired, as ordered by the Board of Works, and had mowed the grass several times at the property, Building Commissioner John Stephens reported.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
The Access helps provide school supplies
Volunteers sort through school backpacks at The Access Youth Center. Photo by Sarah Peters
 
By Sarah Peters 
 
The Access Youth Center (AYC) in downtown Wabash handed out school supplies to students ranging from pre-school to high school, on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4-5. 
 
Community members who wished to help the cause purchased basic school supplies, then donated them to The Access to give to the students. The school supplies cover the average needs of students, but cannot cater to every school’s specific list.  
 
Every grade level gets pencils, folders, paper, earbuds/headphones, and a brand new back pack, which is filled with these supplies upon pick-up. 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
NM man pleads guilty to aggravated battery, burglary
Joshua Wright
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A North Manchester man tied to a 2015 rural Wabash County shooting has accepted a plea deal for the charges.
 
Joshua L. Wright, 25, pled guilty to felony aggravated battery on Wednesday, July 27, for charges stemming from a shooting at a residence on CR 950 N. on March 4, 2015.
 
According to a Wabash County Sheriff’s Department press release, Wright called the department at approximately 3:49 p.m. informing officers of the 2015 shooting.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Little Friends donate to local animal shelter

Local youth donate supplies to animal shelter: Little Friends Day Care children donated and delivered $200 in pet food, toys and cleaning supplies to the Wabash County Animal Shelter Wednesday afternoon, July 27. In June, the LFDC Summer Adventure third, fourth and fifth grade students manned a lemonade stand to raise money to rent a bounce house for all of the daycare children to enjoy. Thanks to the support of parents, grandparents and friends, the students more than exceeded the amount needed to rent the bounce house and, after some discussion with their teacher, decided to donate the remaining $200 funds to the local animal shelter in the form of items that the facility needs most. Photo by Emma Rausch

 

 

 

Posted on 2016 Aug 09
WMI updates city on 2 downtown buildings
By Joseph Slacian
 
It will likely take some time, but Wabash Marketplace Inc. is working as quickly as possible to save the Bradley and Bedford buildings in downtown Wabash.
 
That was the word Thursday, Aug. 4, from WMI Executive Director Steve Downs to the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
In January, the board asked the buildings’ former owner, Julie Locke, to report progress on the refurbishing of the sites to it. However, prior to that, Locke sold the buildings to WMI, which took possession on July 15.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09
Neighbour’s playground gets anonymous gift
By Joseph Slacian
 
A move to make the playground at O.J. Neighours Elementary School all-inclusive received a giant boost on Monday night, Aug. 1. 
 
The district received a $50,000 anonymous donation to be used toward the project.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09

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