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Fate of old jail still undecided
A few jail bars still remain around a cell on the second floor of the old Wabash County Jail. Some lavatory facilities remain in some of the cells on the second floor, as well. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The fate of the old Wabash County Jail and sheriff’s house is still up in the air.
 
In 2014, the Wabash County Commissioners gave officials from Wabash Marketplace Inc. (WMI) one year to develop a plan and come up with funding to save the building, located across the street from the Wabash County Courthouse, directly east of the current Wabash County Jail.
 
Earlier this month, WMI President Jason Callahan asked Commissioners for an extension on the deadline. Commissioners granted the agency an additional 90 days.
 
Callahan apologized for the lack of movement on the project over the past year.
Posted on 2015 May 19