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City OKs automobile dismantling business
By Joseph Slacian
 
An automobile dismantling and storage yard received a special exception on Thursday, July 20, from the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals. The board approved the measure 4-0, with board member Todd Titus absent.
 
The facility will be located at Metal Source, 1773 S. Wabash St.
 
Attorney Josh Petruniw, representing Metal Source owner Ben Gebhart, said the dismantling and storage facility would be located on two parcels that are approximately 26 acres each, according to minutes from the meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Frosty and Friends to dedicate facility on Saturday
By Joseph Slacian
 
IJAMSVILLE -- Frosty and Friends Exotic Bird Rescue will host an open house and dedication on Saturday, July 29.
 
The rescue, which is now home to about 115 exotic birds, was located in a former church building in Ijamsville since the fall of 2014. Founders Mark and Deb Henderson have spent the last several years raising funds and refurbishing a Morton building just north of the old church to serve as the sanctuary.
 
It is at that building in which the open house and dedication will take place. The grand opening will take place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, with the dedication ceremony at 3 p.m., Mrs. Henderson said.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Officials pleased with 2017 fair week
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash County 4-H officials were pleased with the 2017 edition of the Wabash County 4-H Fair.
 
It was a good week, Angela Christopher, Purdue Extension Wabash County 4-H Youth Educator, and Jeff Michel, Wabash County 4-H Council President, agreed Friday night, July 21, during an interview with The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Commissioners modify tattoo ordinance
By David Fenker
 
Tattoo and body piercing establishments in Wabash County may soon see a decrease in their yearly permit fees.
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners adopted General Ordinance 2017-85-03 at its Monday, July 24, meeting, which amends GO 2015-85-3 Sections 23.1.2 and 23.2.4 to lower permit fees for businesses with no violations.
 
“The Health Department asked that you change some permit fees,” County Attorney Steve Downs said at the meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Shriners plan parade on Aug. 5
By Joseph Slacian
 
A Shriners Parade will take place in downtown Wabash on Aug. 5.
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety approved a special event application for the parade when it met on Thursday, July 20. The application was one of six approved by the board at its bi-weekly meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Arc of Wabash County honors 12 at annual banquet

Arc of Wabash County recognized seven of its members for their hard work and positive attitudes at the organization’s annual Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday, July 18. Following the ceremony, the award recipients posed for a photo with their plaques. Recipients included (from left) Community Employee of the Year Kristen Leming, Personal Growth Award winner Heather Thrope, Shelter Worker of the Year Autumn Allen, Outstanding Merit winner Mark Keiffer, Courage and Bravery Award winner Erin Reahard, Best Attendance Award winner Jeff Morris and Volunteer of the Year Tasha Legg. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Two Wabash-based businesses and 10 individuals were honored Tuesday evening, July 18, at the Arc of Wabash County annual Dinner and Meeting.

Arc of Wabash County is a human service agency that provides services and programs for youth and adults with disabilities. The evening served to update the organization’s board of directors and clients on the agency’s programs.

Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Backer joins Dorais sales staff

Ben Backer

By Joseph Slacian

Ben Backer has joined the sales staff of Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Backer began earlier in July.

“This is my first job in the automotive industry,” he said.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Jul 25
WCS Board approves administrator salaries
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education approved administrator salaries when it met on Monday, July 17.
 
Among the salaries approved were Superintendent Jason Callahan’s and Chief Business Officer and Athletic Director Matt Stone’s.
 
“The only changes from last year’s contract were the CFO, the principals and assistant principals all received a 2 percent increase,” Callahan told The Paper of Wabash County, “and then our director of technology integration had been low so we did the same but then we added in his extra days at his daily rate.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25

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