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WCS honors 5 youth, continues Kathy Swan’s legacy
The Kathy Swan Award recipients (front row, from left) Randy Satterfield, Brittini Webb, Joetta George, Eryk Weber and Kati Harlan pose for a photo with the Wabash City Schools Board of Education following the award ceremony Monday, April 17. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education honored five high school youth at its meeting Monday night, April 17, as the recipients of the 11th annual Kathy Swan Awards.
 
Randy Satterfield, Brittini Webb, Kati Harlan, Joetta George and Eryk Weber each received their awards for making WCS a better place to be, according to Jason Callahan, superintendent.
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
Democrat to seek State Senate seat

Democrat Gary Snyder speaks to party faithful at Modoc’s Market on Monday afternoon. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Democrat Gary Snyder threw his hat into the ring on Monday, May 1, for the Indiana State Senate seat now filled by Republican Andy Zay.

“This is a very heavily red district and it’s going to take time to get the message out, a message of pro-middle class policies, and polices that have hurt the middle class,” he told The Paper of Wabash County following his announcement at Modoc’s Market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 02
City declares May as Poppy Month

Mayor Scott Long presents a proclamation making May Poppy Month in the City of Wabash to representatives from the Wabash American Legion Auxiliary. Participating in the presentation were (from left) Helena Samons, 2017 Poppy Princess Arie Holley, Maria Short, and the 1958 Poppy Princess, Susan Bonfitto (right). Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

May will be known as American Legion Poppy Month in the City of Wabash.

Mayor Scott Long on Monday night, April 24, read a proclamation during a brief City Council meeting.

The Legion was the first national organization to adopt the poppy as its flower, Long noted in the proclamation. It did so during its National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in September 1920.

Posted on 2017 May 02
‘Appeals on Wheels’ brings state Court of Appeals case to MU
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Students at Manchester University, as well as North Manchester community members, had the opportunity to sit in on a case in the Indiana State Court of Appeals Tuesday, April 18.
 
The case, Larry C. Perry, Jr. v. State of Indiana, involved the appeal of a Fort Wayne man convicted of several counts of battery, as well as a finding that he is a habitual offender. Oral arguments for the case were heard in the upper level of MU’s Jo Young Switzer Center.
 
“Students get to witness first-hand how appellate courts operate. What most people know about courts from movies and television relates to trial courts, but appellate courts are relatively unfamiliar. Further, by asking questions of the judges once the argument ends, students have a chance to learn about legal and judicial decision making, career paths, and government in general,” Leonard Williams, MU professor of political science and dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, said.
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
MSD Board approves Little Norse, Little Knight preschool programs

The Little Norse and Little Knights preschool program was approved by the MSD of Wabash County school board Tuesday night, April 25, and will begin Aug. 9. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The MSD of Wabash County Board of Education approved the Little Norse and Little Knights preschool programs for the 2017-2018 school year at its meeting Tuesday, April 25.

The programs, which will be offered at Metro North Elementary and Southwood Elementary schools, will provide local youth with learning and enrichment opportunities to better prepare the students for kindergarten, according to Janette Moore, Metro North Elementary School principal and one of the program’s spearheads.

Posted on 2017 May 02
More than 2,600 removed from local voting rolls
By Joseph Slacian
 
More than 460,000 Hoosiers have been removed from Indiana voting rolls since 2014 under a plan from the office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.
 
In Wabash County, 2,664 voters have been removed from the rolls, according to Teresa Ehret, Election and Voter Registration Clerk in the Wabash County Clerk’s office.
 
While federal law requires removing inaccurate voter list information, this work was formerly done almost entirely at the county level and not all county voter registration offices had the funding to do this work on a regular basis, Lawson noted in a news release.
 
Posted on 2017 May 02
The Midtown Men bring Broadway to Wabash May 4

The Midtown Men will be stopping by Wabash Thursday, May 8, to entertain Wabash and area residents with their favorite 60s hit songs. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Midtown Men will be bringing Broadway to Wabash on Thursday, May 4, during their seventh national tour.

The Midtown Men, a production with reunites four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” features Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer.

Spencer told The Paper of Wabash County that the group has been a blessing because, originally, it was “supposed to be a side gig.”

Posted on 2017 May 02
Commissioners give answers on insurance, storage sheds
By David Fenker
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners approved spending more than $135,000 on several items at their Monday, May 1, meeting.
 
County Coordinator Jim Dils asked the commissioners to revisit three items that they had said they would take under advisement at previous meetings.
 
Posted on 2017 May 02

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