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New club aims to increase Wabash County’s ‘well-armed’ women
By Emma Rausch
 
The Well Armed Woman, a national armed self-defense organization, formed a new chapter in Wabash County earlier this month and aims to educate, equip and empower local ladies, according to Debra Pyrah, local chapter co-leader.
 
Established with the goal to build defense gun skills and awareness, The Well Armed Woman of Wabash County was created following the first Wabash Wildlife and Sportsman Association’s (WWSA) women’s firearms training and safety program.
 
More than 150 ladies attended the programs, which took place February through April, and officials noticed “the desire of many women in our community who want to learn and grow in their knowledge of shooting sports.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 20
Brandt’s donates $3,600 to Wabash County United Fund

Steve Johnson, (left) Wabash County United Fund executive director, receives a donation of $3,600 from Mark Shanks, (right) Brandt’s Harley-Davidson marketing manager and event coordinator. Known for its multitude of fundraising efforts, Brandt’s donated the funds, which were raised during the Jesse James Breakfast Ride, as a means to give back to the Wabash County community, according to Shanks. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Brandt’s Harley-Davidson donated $3,600 to the Wabash County United Fund on Friday, June 16. Those funds will be matched thanks to the Indiana Association of United Ways and United Funds, according to Steve Johnson, Wabash County United Fund executive director.

“So it doubles to $7,200 worth will benefit the local community and we’ll use those funds … to distribute to our 19 different agencies and support any other programs that are supported by the United Fund,” Johnson said. “This (Brandt’s donation) will actually be the first of the donations for the 2017 campaign. So we’ll put it toward our newest campaign that will actually kick in September.”

Posted on 2017 Jun 20
No one speaks at public hearing
By Joseph Slacian
 
No members of the public spoke Monday night, June 12, during a hearing on the city’s neighborhood owner-occupied rehabilitation project.
 
Region 3A representatives Matt Brinkman and Dave Gee conducted the hearing for the second phase of the project, which is part of the city’s Stellar Community Program. The hearing is required so the city can receive a Community Development Block Grant to help fund the work.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 20
Wastewater Plant to undergo IDEM-ordered changes
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Wastewater Plant will undergo changes to comply with a new Indiana Department of Environmental Management mandate.
 
Under the order, the city will have to watch as the water is discharged into the Wabash River for excessive phosphorus, Keith Bryant of United Consulting told the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday, June 15.
 
The board approved an agreement with United Consulting to design, bid and administer the project.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 20
Commissioners approve Roann Covered Bridge repainting
By David Fenker
 
Wabash County Commissioners approved a contract to repaint exterior of the Roann Covered Bridge during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, June 19.
 
Wabash County Highway Superintendent John Martin presented the $9,500 contract with Larry Carroll Painting to the commissioners, who approved it unanimously. 
 
The work should be done in time for a sausage and pancake breakfast at the bridge on Saturday, July 1.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 20
Mayor exploring change to livestock ordinance
By Joseph Slacian
 
Long before a measure even is broached with the Wabash City Council, one local resident has lodged the first complaint.
 
Former Council member Paul Lewis told the council that he has heard rumors that it might consider allowing residents to raise chickens on their city property. Should the measure ever come before Council, he urged members to think long and hard before voting.
 
“It’s really something serious and something serious to think about,” he said.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 20
BZA approves new WFD structure
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Fire Department received approval Thursday night, June 15, for a new storage facility and training site at the city’s north side station.
 
Approval came from the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals via a 5-0 vote for a variance to build the structure in an area zoned R-1, or residential.
 
The 60-foot-by-100-foot structure will be located in the grassy area behind the station, adjacent to the parking lot.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 20
Wabash American Legion plans benefit hog roast

This bench is being raffled by the Wabash American Legion post. Photo provided

By Joseph Slacian

The Wabash American Legion Post No.15 will host a “Raise the Roof Hog Roast” on Saturday, June 24.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to replace the roof on the building, as well as to make other needed building repairs, according to Steve Conner and Ross Martin, members of the posts building committee.

Posted on 2017 Jun 20

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