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NM man convicted for 2011 theft of Manchester school

Joshua Wright

By The Paper staff

A North Manchester man was convicted for a 2011 burglary following a two-day jury trial at Wabash Circuit Court on June 14 and 15.

Joshua Wright, 25, was found guilty of felony burglary and felony theft. Wright is also connected to a 2015 shooting in rural North Manchester.

According to a press release from Wabash County Prosecutor William Hartley Jr.:

The allegations against Wright stemmed from the May 8, 2011, burglary at Manchester Intermediate School in Laketon.

Posted on 2016 Jun 21
LaFontaine Ashland Days draws crowd

Youngsters gather candy thrown from vehicles in the parade. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAFONTAINE -- Floats, antique cars and tractors made their way through the streets here Saturday morning, June 11, during the annual LaFontaine Ashland Days Festival Parade.
 
The parade drew about 40 entries, the largest number in parade chair Chris Hensley’s time overseeing the annual event.
 
He said he thought the parade went well and that the crowd along the street appreciated the efforts of those involved.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
MSD's Weaver to retire
Dr. Sandra Weaver

By Emma Rausch
 
Dr. Sandra Weaver, MSD of Wabash County superintendent, is retiring.
 
Effective June 30, Weaver will leave the school corporation after eight years with a “legacy,” she told the school board at a special meeting on Wednesday, June 8.
 
“This is likely my 175th board meeting … and so I’m coming out tonight to announce my retirement,” Weaver told the board and attending personnel.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
City’s wasterwater billing office moves
By Joseph Slacian
 
The city’s wastewater billing office moved Monday, June 13, from Wabash City Hall to the wastewater treatment plant.
 
The move has been in the planning stages for the last few months.
 
“I expect the move of the billing office to be completed today, and that they will be open for business (Tuesday) morning at the Wastewater Treatment plant,” Mayor Scott Long told The Paper of Wabash County on Monday morning. “Citizens can drop bills off today in the drop box at City Hall if they need to and they will be processed tomorrow morning."
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Plans continue for all-inclusive park
By Joseph Slacian
 
Plans are progressing for the city’s proposed all-inclusive park.
 
Shelly Myers, one of the people spearheading the campaign for the park, gave the Wabash Park Board a brief update on the plans.
 
The all-inclusive park committee had not updated the board since August 2015, Myers told The Paper of Wabash, and members thought the board should be informed of its progress.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
North Wabash Street could see improvements
By Joseph Slacian
 
North Wabash Street could see some improvements to coincide with the building of the new Parkview Wabash Hospital.
 
Mayor Scott Long told those attending the June 8 Business Before Hours program at the Honeywell Center that the city is exploring options in that area.
 
“We’re going to try to get Wabash Street rebuilt to accept the increased flow of traffic on that north section,” Long told those gathered at the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce sponsored event.  “We’re getting some quotes to get some designs to do that."
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Moore nominate as District 18 Democratic candidate
Dee Moore is now in the running against David Wolkins this election season for District 18 seat. The Wabash County Democratic Party together with the Kosciusko County Democratic Party nominated Moore on June 7. Photo by David Purvis-Fenker

By David Purvis-Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Wabash County Democratic Party, together with the Kosciusko County Democratic Party, caucused June 7 to nominated Dee Moore to run against David Wolkins for the District 18 seat in the Indiana State House of Representatives. 
 
District 18 covers all of Wabash County, part of southern Kosciusko County, and small portions of Grant and Miami Counties. A caucus is required by Indiana state law to fill a ballot vacancy after the primary election. The June 7 caucus was called after Moore decided to run against Wolkins in March.
 
David Kolbe, Chairman of the Kosciusko County Democratic Party, nominated Moore at the caucus, and party members voted unanimously for her.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Ugalde’s changes location, name
By Emma Rausch
 
Ugalde’s is moving to North Cass Street and taking over the previous Ponderosa location.
 
Founded in 2000, the family restaurant will be moving from its current location on 1950 S. Wabash St. to a new facility at the intersection of North Cass Street and U.S. 24, according to Gabriel Ugalde, owner.
 
Together with his brothers Bernardo Alcantara and Alfredo Ugalde, Ugalde purchased the Ponderosa facility in early March and, on March 31, officials from Ponderosa announced the restaurant would be closing.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14

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