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City Council gets update on CSO project
A map details the plans for the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan project. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Keith Bryant presented the Wabash City Council an update on the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan project when the Council met on Monday, Aug. 8.
 
Bryant, of United Consulting, explained the history of the project to the predominantly new council. He also outlined some of the work that will be coming in the future.
 
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management have required Indiana communities with combined sewer systems to develop plans to mitigate combined sewer overflows in order to meet the Clean Water Act and resulting Water Quality Standards.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Local Relay for Life raises awareness, advocates American Cancer Society
Cancer survivors walk the track at Paradise Spring Historical Park at the annual Relay for Life of Wabash County on Saturday, Aug. 13. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Despite the threat of rain, participants and supporters of the Relay for Life of Wabash County marched on at Paradise Spring Historical Park Saturday, Aug. 13.
 
Co-chair Aaron Holley admitted the day’s turnout was smaller than last year’s event. 
 
However, as survivors and caregivers walked the track later in the evening, Holley told The Paper of Wabash County its best to remember why Relay supporters assemble annually in the first place.
 
“It’s all about the people and honoring them,” Holley told The Paper of Wabash County. “We haven’t been down, if you, will financially, but that’s just a small part of it. That’s not the reason we’re here.”
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Chili for Charity gets OK to use Paradise Spring
Todd Dazey (right) samples chili at the 13th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-Off. On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the charity cook-off received permission to host its 14th annual event at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off received permission Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, to use Paradise Spring Historical Park for the 14th annual event.
 
The Wabash Park Board voted 3-1 to grant permission. John Salb voted against the measure, citing the sale of alcohol during the event.
 
Chili Planning Committee member Marc Shelley made the request on behalf of the organizers.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Manchester school board OKs budget advertisement
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER --  The Manchester Community Schools Board of School Trustees gave permission to advertise their 2016-2017 budget at their August meeting.
 
Business Manager Scott Bumgardner presented the budget, which totaled $10,217,000. He said that the total for the general fund, which is 100 percent funded through the students, is based off an enrollment of 1,570 students. The district receives funds from the state based on the number of enrolled students.
 
“We did receive a small increase this year in our per student rate from the state, so we’re in good shape in the general fund,” he said.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Disc golf course to get new look
By Joseph Slacian
 
The disc golf course at Wabash City Park could soon be getting a new look.
 
Josh Tart, a representative of the Cannonball Disc Golf Club, discussed with the Wabash Park Board the club’s plans to change the layout of the course.
 
In addition to giving the course a different layout, Tart said the club is trying to raise funds to replace about 11 baskets around the course.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Pool attendance up this year
By Joseph Slacian
 
Attendance at the Honeywell Pool is the highest it has been in four years.
 
Figures provided by Wabash Park Superintendent Adam Hall show that through July, 15,747 people have gone to the pool this summer.
 
That is the highest total since 2012, when 19,870 people visited the pool.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Commissioners support Workforce Development grant
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
The Wabash County Commissioners agreed to provide $10,000 to the Economic Development Group of Wabash County as part of a grant application.
 
Keith Gillenwater, president and CEO of the EDG of Wabash County, asked for the commissioners’ support in applying for a $250,000 workforce development grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
 
Wabash County is the lead applicant for the grant working in conjunction with Kosciusko and Huntington counties.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
MSD violated Open Door Law
By Emma Rausch
 
MSD of Wabash County School Board violated Indiana’s Open Door Law, according to Luke H. Britt, Indiana Public Access Counselor.
 
Britt announced his official decision on Monday, Aug. 8, after a weeklong investigation into a formal complaint lodged by The Paper of Wabash County against the School Board.
 
The violation stemmed from the Board’s July 12 meeting wherein it voted to reconfigure the district’s two high schools into one.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 09

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