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Traffic stop leads to arrest of S. Whitley man

North Manchester police officers Isaac Adams (left) and Devin Bechtold apprehend Wade Beck, of South Whitley, Wednesday, April 11. Adams aimed his taser at Beck but did not use it during the incident. 

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- A South Whitley man faces several charges after allegedly running from police officers and into a North Manchester home Wednesday night.


Wade A. Beck, 22, of South Whitley is preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, illegal possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, residential entry, reckless driving and criminal mischief.


Beck was also served a warrant for probation violation, maintaining a common nuisance, illegal possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia. He was cited for no proof of financial responsibility and failure to signal within 200 feet.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
Roann tabbed for state pilot program

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

ROANN – The Town of Roann has been selected to participate in a pilot program being overseen by the State Board of Accounts (SBOA).


Clerk-Treasurer Robert Ferguson told Town Council members on Tuesday, April 10, that he received a call from SBOA representatives earlier in the day asking him to participate in the program.


The new program is designed to allow SBOA staff members to conduct audits remotely, rather than onsite.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
Pefley's undergoing changes

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Changes are afoot at a longtime Wabash business.


Pefley's Farm Equipment  is now offering the new Kubota line, company officials told The Paper of Wabash County on Monday, April 16.

In addition, the firm now has a second location in Greentown known as Dirt-N-Turf.


In the near future, they said, they will be relocating their current facilities inside of Wabash County. Pefley's will have a name change once in the new location.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
Commissioners approve new truck, open salt bids

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

In a brief meeting Monday, April 16, the Wabash County Commissioners approved purchase of a replacement truck for the county's highway department.


Highway Superintendent John Martin presented the request.


“The next item I have is to request purchasing a 2018 GMC pickup truck from Dorais Chevrolet for $41,611,” Martin said after presenting two other requests. “While this quote was not the low quote, the low quote didn't meet the specs that we had sent out.”
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
Former Wabash clerk-treasurer remembered

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A man of integrity who worked hard to help better the City of Wabash.


That is how former Wabash Clerk-Treasurer Meredith “Brownie” Brown is being remembered. Mr. Brown, 81, passed away Friday, April 6, at his home in Goodyear, Ariz.


A graduate of International Business College in Fort Wayne, Mr. Brown spent 36 years as date processing manager at Wabash Magnetics.


In 1996 he was elected to the post of Wabash Clerk-Treasurer, an office he served in for 16 years before retiring in 2012.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
Roann gets bids to raze old school

Officials hope to save ornate brickwork on the west entrances of the old Roann School, among other things. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian

jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

ROANN – Three firms submitted bids on Tuesday, April 10, to raze the old Roann school building.


The Roann Town Council received bids from:


Dore & Associates Contracting, Bay City, Mich., for $256,662.


Strebig Construction, Fort Wayne, $347,611.


Merrit & Son Excavating, Kokomo, $320,250.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
Dump truck crashes into Urbana home

A Wabash County dump truck plowed into an Urbana home on April 11. Photo by Joseph Slacian.

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com


A dump truck hauling a load of gravel crashed into an Urbana home just after 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, April 11.


According to a crash report provided by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, authorities responded to reports of a dump truck crashing into a house on State Road 13 near the intersection of College Street in Urbana at approximately 1:13 p.m. Wednesday.


The driver, Jeffrey A. Weimann, 63, Roann, explained that he was northbound on State Road 13, but that he did not know why his truck ran off the roadway and struck the residence at 210 South State Road 13.

Posted on 2018 Apr 17
MU to break ground for Chinworth Center


From the MU News Bureau

NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester University will break ground on the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.


The ceremony will be at the site of the building, in the greenspace north of the Jo Young Switzer Center.


The $8.5 million Chinworth Center is set to open at the start of the 2019-20 academic year, adding 36,000 square feet to be used for student learning and services.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 17

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