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Hentgen appointed to Health Board
By David Fenker
 
Nick Hentgen is the newest member of the Wabash County Health Board .
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners appointed Hentgen, of Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc., to the board at their Monday, May 8, meeting.
 
“David Erickson has resigned from the board, citing increased responsibility from his employer. We thank him for his service,” Health Board Chairman Keith Walters said.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Wabash County, area residents walk for local March of Dimes

The Merrick family, this year's March of Dimes ambassadors, lead the March for Babies event on Saturday morning, May 6, at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Nearly 50 Wabash County and area residents convened at Paradise Spring Historical Park Saturday morning, May 6, for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies.

Dawn Hamm, member of Wabash Committee for the national organization, thanked those in attendance and reminded everyone why it was important to walk in the event.

Posted on 2017 May 09
County hosts state conference

Nearly 300 Hoosiers were in attendance for the annual Indiana Landmarks Preservation Conference that took place in Wabash Tuesday, April 25, through Friday, April 28. Attendees were a “nice mixture” of elected officials, business representatives, locals and those in the preservation field, according to Marsh Davis, Indiana Landmarks president. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Nearly 300 Hoosiers converged in Wabash Tuesday, April 25, for the annual Indiana Landmarks Statewide Preservation Conference.

While the four-day-long event acted as an educational series on preserving historical sites around the state, it also spotlighted Wabash for its accomplishments in the practice, according to Marsh Davis, Indiana Landmarks President.

While he said he could not speak on behalf of the conference’s planning committee, Davis told The Paper of Wabash County there are many reasons why, in his opinion, it was a great idea to use Wabash as the event’s backdrop this year.

Posted on 2017 May 02
WRT to host public meeting
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash River Trail Inc. will have a public information meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Lagro Community Center.
 
The meeting is one of two ordered by the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority in order for the WRT to qualify for funding from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Road to One Million program.
 
WRT officials requested $960,236 from the RDA. However, RDA officials, to make sure it had enough funds to distribute to the various projects seeking help, cut 2 percent off all the last projects to be funded. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
Freshmen take look at job market
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash, Huntington, Miami and Grant counties’ high school freshmen assembled at the Honeywell Center and Wabash County Fair Grounds Friday, April 28, for the first Northeast Indiana Career Expo.
 
The event served as an introduction to future career opportunities, according to Mark Hobbs, Heartland Career Center director.
 
“We’re trying to expose students to careers in our area, in our region,” Hobbs told The Paper of Wabash County. “We’ve formed partnerships with several businesses and organizations in the area that helped us bring (the event) together.”
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
County Council talks taxes at April meeting
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council meeting’s primary discussion Monday night, April 24, centered on the county’s tax rates.
 
The council opened the meeting with a presentation by Bill Ruppel, the county’s appointed lobbyist for state legislators in regards to the recent jail study, who provided an update as to why state government refused to pass 62 tax bills this year.
 
“As we look, the bill and all tax bills relating to counties, none of them passed this year,” Ruppel said. “There were 62 filed and we wanted an amendment to House Bill 1142 and House Bill 1142 did not even get out of the Senate. So it was never heard and it died and it was not replaced with any other bill.”
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
WCS honors 5 youth, continues Kathy Swanís legacy
The Kathy Swan Award recipients (front row, from left) Randy Satterfield, Brittini Webb, Joetta George, Eryk Weber and Kati Harlan pose for a photo with the Wabash City Schools Board of Education following the award ceremony Monday, April 17. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education honored five high school youth at its meeting Monday night, April 17, as the recipients of the 11th annual Kathy Swan Awards.
 
Randy Satterfield, Brittini Webb, Kati Harlan, Joetta George and Eryk Weber each received their awards for making WCS a better place to be, according to Jason Callahan, superintendent.
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
Democrat to seek State Senate seat

Democrat Gary Snyder speaks to party faithful at Modoc’s Market on Monday afternoon. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Democrat Gary Snyder threw his hat into the ring on Monday, May 1, for the Indiana State Senate seat now filled by Republican Andy Zay.

“This is a very heavily red district and it’s going to take time to get the message out, a message of pro-middle class policies, and polices that have hurt the middle class,” he told The Paper of Wabash County following his announcement at Modoc’s Market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 02

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