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There are many ways to cook a turkey

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Kami Ross’s Metro North Elementary kindergarten class shared their families’ turkey recipes for all to enjoy. Recipes were provided by (front row, from left) Bentley Steller, Aden Combs, Lakelyn Gallaway, Coen Grant, Grace Jones, Ryker McKillip, Jorie Nealis, Colton Rice, Jaymes Slone, (back row, from left) Tyler Weesner, Haylee Bucher, Nyia Davis, Lydia Dubois, Makynlea Elzy, Jackson Renbarger, Peyton Rife, Eli Roark, Justin Robertson and (not pictured) Bristal Foust. Photo by Emma Rausch

Compiled by Emma Rausch

Thanksgiving is nearly here and Wabash County kitchens are preparing for the annual holiday feast.

At Metro North Elementary School, students are also getting ready for family gatherings by crafting turkey vests and readying recipes.

In the spirit of the season, educator Kami Ross’s kindergarteners shared their families’ secret turkey-cooking techniques with The Paper of Wabash County so that all may enjoy a tasty meal on Thursday, Nov. 23.

 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Consolidation talk heats up

MCS board votes 'no' to consolidation

By David Fenker

NORTH MANCHESTER – In a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Manchester Community Schools board of school trustees declined pursuing countywide consolidation Tuesday night, Nov. 14.

Interim Superintendent Mike Pettibone introduced the matter during the board's new business, on the agenda as “Discuss letter form Community Foundation of Wabash County”.

“We had a lot of discussions in our meetings that this was about consolidation,” Pettibone said, referring to meetings with other principals and Community Foundation members.

“There's no question that phase two is about consolidation... [the foundation] asks the corporations who are considering consolidation to present a join proposal.”

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MSD board to push for other avenues

By Emma Rausch

MSD of Wabash County learned the Studies for Advancement Phase II purpose on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and will be crafting an alternative purpose proposal before their next board meeting on Nov. 28.

The Community Foundation of Wabash County announced Nov. 14 that “a request for a joint proposal has been sent to each of the three county public schools as a second and final phase of its Studies for Advancement” and that focus will be a “further detailed investigation of district consolidation,” according to a press release.

The SFA, a feasibility-study initiative to assist the Wabash County school corporations, began in April and its first phase concluded in September.

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Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Real Industry, Real Alloy file for Chapter 11
By Joseph Slacian
 
Real Industry, Inc. announced Friday, Nov. 11, that it has initiated restructuring efforts through the filing of a petition for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
 
In conjunction, Real Alloy Holding, Inc. and its U.S. subsidiaries – “Real Alloy” – filed petitions on Friday for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, according to a news release from Real Industry. 
 
Real Alloy has a plant in Wabash.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Groups get funds from Chili for Charity

By Joseph Slacian

Officials from 15 local organizations learned Thursday night, Nov. 16, their share of the $42,000 that was distributed from the 15th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off.

The majority of the groups received $2,000 each, while a handful received $3,000 and two – the All-Inclusive Park and the Wabash County Fair Association – received $6,000.

Shelly Myers, co-chair of the Wabash Inclusive Playground, said officials were “so super excited” to be selected to receive the funds.

Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Timbercrest brings community together with Festival of Trees
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Community members will have a chance to feel the Christmas spirit on Dec. 2, when Timbercrest Senior Living Community will host its fifth annual Festival of Trees from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
The event has grown every year, with local businesses and organizations sponsoring trees as part of the festivities. 
 
“The Festival is a great way to add to the Christmas décor at Timbercrest, and creates a fun event and atmosphere for families and the community to come and enjoy the trees,” Timbercrest Community Relations Coordinator Carrie Vineyard said. “This is a good way for businesses and non-profit organizations to be recognized for what they do. It isn't about which tree is the prettiest—it's not for a contest. We just really appreciate that they give of their time and resources to decorate the trees.”
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
City to pursue railroad overpass

An artist rendering of the proposed overpass on East Street. Photo provided

By Joseph Slacian

The City of Wabash has sent a letter of commitment to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the first step in creating a railroad overpass on East Street.

The overpass would cost an estimated $10.7 million, of which the city would have to provide 20 percent, or $2.14 million.

The letter was dated on Nov. 9, and the deadline for submitting such letters to INDOT is Nov. 22. While the letter is being sent this year, Mayor Scott Long noted that in reality it could be four or five years.

Posted on 2017 Nov 21
City orders unsafe structure demolished
By Joseph Slacian
 
A structure on Willard Drive was ordered demolished Thursday, Nov. 16, when the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety met.
 
Meanwhile, the owners of a home on Adams Street told the board they will demolish a home at their own expense.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Randall Construction gets bid for fire training facility
By Joseph Slacian
 
Randall Construction received the bid to build a new structure at the Wabash Fire Department’s North Side Station.
 
The firm, from Wabash, bid $179,165.15 to construct the building, which will serve as a training and storage facility.
 
One other firm, DT Construction Services, bid $193,416.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21

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