News
4-H Spark Clubs offer spring break activities

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash County 4-H Spark Clubs are hosting a variety of events for local youth over spring break.


“Spark Clubs are short-term, special interest clubs to spark an interest in 4-H with new audiences,” Angela Christopher, Extension Education 4-H Youth Development, told The Paper of Wabash County. “We are going to take spring break week as a way to offer four different days of Spark Club.”


The program, which runs from April 2-5, is open to all Wabash County youth, regardless of if they are a 4-H member.


“We are looking at a slight fee to attend,” she said. “That’s just to help cover our expenses and costs for the week.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 27
Fundraiser turns into farewell party

Pam Guthrie, Ivy Tech Community College executive director, watches a made in her honor. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian
Jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A fundraiser for Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash campus turned into a farewell party Friday night, March 23, at the Honeywell Center.


Before things got into full swing at the ninth annual Monopoly Night scholarship fundraiser, a surprise video tribute to retiring executive director Pam Guthrie was shown. Guthrie is retiring Wednesday, March 30, after more than 30 years with the college.


“It was a total surprise,” Guthrie told The Paper of Wabash County about the video tribute. “I told them I wanted to go quietly into the sunset, and then I didn’t hear anything else from them, so I thought they took my word for it. I should have known better.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 27
Konyha appointed to City Schools board

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com
and
Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Schools will see a shakeup in personnel in its athletic department and school board, it was announced at the Monday, March 19 school board meeting.


It was revealed at Monday’s meeting that board president Brandon France will be resigning his position with the board due to the fact that he is moving out of the school district.


“Brandon came back and filled an appointment of (Jordan) Tandy when Tandy became the board attorney,” Callahan explained. “Brandon has done a fantastic job. He’s been committed to all of our kids, our programs, our community. He and his wife have kids in our system. They’ve just really bought in and are engaged in what we’re doing. Although I hate to lose him from the board, I know he’s going to remain engaged and involved in what we’re doing.”


In his place, the board and Wabash City Council approved France’s replacement, Bill Konyha, to return to the board.


“Bill has served several terms as a board member for Wabash City Schools,” Callahan said. “… When we have that appointment responsibility, we always try to get somebody who has that experience. Bill has some of the best experiences. We’re glad he was willing to take that back on.”

 

Posted on 2018 Mar 27
WCS celebrates Kathy Swan Award winners

The 2018 Kathy Swan Award winners included (from left) Jack Gatchel, Dana Hueston, Zack Reed and Brandon Pearson. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Schools’ board celebrated its Kathy Swan Award winners during an eventful meeting Monday, March 19.


Swan was a longtime teacher at Wabash High School who, according to Superintendent Jason Callahan, embodied the relationships that the school district wants out of its staff as it pertains to students.


Swan loved kids, and would seek out those students who worked hard and had a kind, good spirit, and would advocate for and champion them.


Tragically, she was lost in a plane crash in 2005.


“As (board member) Tony (Pulley) said, the board wanted to do something to keep her memory alive, and what she stood for alive,” Callahan said. “This has been an amazing award.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 27
VA officials explain new programs

Wabash County Veterans' Service Officer Sam Daugherty (left) speaks during the VA Town Hall in Laketon, Friday, March 16. Mike Stevens, from the Indianapolis  VA office, sits next to Daugherty. Photo by David Fenker. 

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

LAKETON – Speaking to a full house, representatives from several offices associated with Veterans Affairs presented on a variety of topics at a recent town hall event.


The VA officials visited Laketon American Legion Post No. 402 for the fourth year in a row Friday, March 16, with Michael Stevens, regional director for the VA's Indianapolis office, leading the presentation.


Concerning issues currently facing veterans, Stevens noted that any veteran who served a total of 30 days at Camp Lejeune in North Caroline and has since developed one of several disabilities may be entitled to healthcare or compensation.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
WRT to host informational meeting

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash River Trail wil host its second informational session on the trail’s development between Lagro and Wabash.


The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Lagro Community Building. The session will be run by Green 3, environmental consultants from Indianapolis, and members of the Wabash River Trail committee.


Bill Konyha will moderate a question and answer session.


Those in attendance will hear updates regarding the trail development within Lagro, the proposed trail alignment from Lagro to Wabash, and the connection to Paradise Spring’s River Walk.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Bids submitted for park pavilion repairs

By Joseph Slacian
Jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Wabash Board of Parks and Recreation received three bids on Wednesday, March 14, to refurbish the big pavilion at Wabash City Park.


Bidding were:


D-T Construction Services, Silver Lake, $57,299. It also included a $900 option for an R-Loc metal roof (the base bid was for an M-Loc roof) and a bid of $8.33 per square foot to replace decking.


B’s Construction, Wabash, $40,346.80, with an option to wrap the fascia boards with painted aluminum for an additional $1,3000.


Masonry Solutions, Wabash, $49,886.42, with an additional $4,000 for the M-Loc Roof.


The matter was taken under advisement. 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
City gets bid to remove wall

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Smith Masonry submitted a bid to demolish a wall at 131 S. Wabash St., to the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday, March 15.


The firm bid $14,900 for the work, which includes removing the brick veneer and capping the brick on 131 S. Wabash St.


The wall was placed to protect the bricks at 131 S. Wabash St. after the Masonic Lodge burned in the 1950s, Building Commissioner John Stephens said after the meeting.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20

<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 Next >>