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Traffic stop leads to large meth discovery

By The Paper staff

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Three North Manchester Police Department officers are being credited with the largest crystal methamphetamine arrest on a traffic stop in Wabash County history after arresting a North Manchester man Thursday morning.

Posted on 2018 Sep 25
Walk into My Future sparks interest in college

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Nearly 1,300 children from in and around Wabash County came together at Manchester University Friday, Sept. 21, for the sixth annual Walk Into My Future event.

Posted on 2018 Sep 25
POET celebrates 10th anniversary

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Since opening in 2008, POET Biorefining's North Manchester plant has produced 687 million gallons of ethanol.
Located on County Road 800 North just east of State Road 13, the facility celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 22, with cake, ice cream, speeches and tours.

Posted on 2018 Sep 25
Election Board to meet

By The Paper staff

The Wabash County Election Board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 2, in the Wabash County Clerk’s office. 

Posted on 2018 Sep 25
Candidate Forum planned

Gary Snyder, Democratic candidate for Indiana State Senate District 17, will participate in a Candidate Forum with Dee Moore, Democratic candidate for Indiana State Representative District 18, on Monday, Oct. 8, at Modoc’s Market.

Posted on 2018 Sep 25
United Fund kicks off campaign

Karen Newhouse, executive director of Mental Health American of Wabash County, explains the rules on one of the side games at the Wabash Rotary Club - Unitted Fund Golf Outing to Dave Mann (left) and Brent Dawes. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian

jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash County United Fund kicked off its 2018 fundraising campaign with the annual Wabash Rotary Club golf outing on Wednesday, Sept. 12.


Nineteen teams signed up to play 18 holes of golf at the Honeywell Public Golf Course, as well as to speak with representatives from the 21 agencies benefiting from the 2018 campaign.


“This is United Fund’s 61st anniversary year, and we are especially excited to kick off the campaign with Wabash Rotary,” UF Executive Director Steve Johnson said. “It is such a wonderful opportunity for the business community to come together in support of community programming.”


The campaign seeks to raise $250,000 again this year.


“We had some new teams sign up, some new participation, some new sponsorship, all the way around,” Johnson told The Paper of Wabash County. “We had some new prizes for the raffle drawing. So, we’ve had a lot of new things this year that sort of stepped things up.”


The big prize this year was a hole-in-one prize provided by Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC, with insurance coverage provided by INGUARD.
 

Posted on 2018 Sep 18
Indiana American seeks water rate increase

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Indiana American Water on Friday, Sept. 14, filed petition with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to adjust water rates for the communities it serves across Indiana, including Wabash and Somerset.


Infrastructure investments are the primary reason for the increase, company officials said in a news release. The company is including more than $542 million in water infrastructure investments in its request.


The company is proposing a phased approach to the new rates, with an 8.22 percent increase in July 2019, and a second increase of 8.57 percent in July 2020.
 

Posted on 2018 Sep 18
'Once Upon a Mattress' set for Ford Theater

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com


At 16-years-old, Josh Maggart is used to being around a cross section of different age groups.


So, being a young member of the cast of “Once Upon a Mattress” has been seamless for him, where it might not be for some others.


“I get along with all different age groups,” Maggart said. “You learn a lot more, whether it’s with younger kids, you learn to be responsible and mature with little kids. When it comes to elders, you learn a lot about life, because they’re wiser and they’ve had more time to go through it. They’ve had more life’s lessons.”


“Once Upon a Mattress” will run Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.

Posted on 2018 Sep 18

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