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History overlooks the woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge
Emily Warren Roebling
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
It could be said that Emily Warren Roebling is one of the most overlooked women in U.S. history.
 
Roebling, who died in 1903 at the age of 59, was responsible for one of the most iconic structure in New York City, if not the United States – the Brooklyn Bridge.
 
Roebling was the subject of a History Hunters presentation by local historian Pete Jones on Thursday, March 24. He apologized to his audience for not having a topic more related to Wabash County, but, during his talk, made a roundabout tie to the area.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Ivy Tech raises funds with game night
Steve Kirtlan cuts into a piece of angel food cake he purchased during a dessert auction at the Ivy Tech Monopoly Night. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
About 200 people gathered at the Heartland REMC community room on Friday night, March 25, to play games and, more importantly, raise funds for scholarships at Ivy Tech’s Wabash Campus.
 
Area residents and school officials gathered to play Monopoly during the annual event. In addition, those present were able to bid on items during live and silent auctions.
 
Roderick Schram and Bob Ferguson served as emcees for the event.
 
Ferguson, an Ivy Tech graduate, said the school has played a major role in his family’s life.
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Fire damages Elm Street home
By The Paper staff
 
A fire at an Elm Street residence Thursday morning, March 24, will cost approximately $6,000 in damages, according to Barry Stroup, Wabash Fire Department chief.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
2 arrested following drug investigation, police chase
Hali Sadler
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash Police Department arrested two Wabash County residents following a police pursuit on Monday, March 21.
 
At approximately 4:30 a.m., police arrested Hali N. Sadler, 22, Lagro, after she attempted to flee by motor vehicle.
 
Sadler had a warrant out for her arrest following an investigation at her Meadowbrook apartment on Feb. 12.

According to the probable cause affidavit, in February the WPD received a call about a possible assault and disturbance at Sadler’s apartment.

 

Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Fire destroys Laketon building
By Amanda Bridgman
 
LAKETON -- About 9 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Township Fire Department, assisted by North Manchester, Chester Township, Urbana and Roann fire departments, responded to a two-building fire in Laketon. 
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Vietnam veterans earn recognition
VA official Michael Stephens presents a lapel pin to Vietnam veteran Jeff Brooks. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAKETON – Vietnam veterans from around the area were honored Friday morning during a veterans town hall meeting at the Laketon American Legion Post.
 
Michael Stephens, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Indianapolis Regional Office, presented about 30 veterans with a lapel pin, signifying their service in Vietnam on the 50th anniversary of the war.
 
Stephens noted the anniversary commemoration was ordered through a presidential proclamation on May 21, 2012. The commemoration is to last from May 28, 2012 through Nov. 11, 2025.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
Election Board checks voting machines
Election Board member Betty Hamlin tests the voting machine with the help of County Clerk Elaine Martin. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash County Election Board met on Friday, March 18, to check out the voting system to be used in the May 3 Primary Election.
 
Board members Mary Brane, Betty Hamlin and County Clerk Elaine Martin, along with Deputy Clerk Teresa Ehret, cast a variety of ballots on machines set up in the clerk’s office at the Wabash Judicial Annex.
 
The test is necessary prior to the election to make sure the machine and vote-recording system is properly functioning.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22
Old jail’s days numbered?
By Emma Rausch
 
The old Wabash County Jail and Sheriff’s house may be facing demolition following a Wabash County Commissioners meeting Monday, March 14.
 
Wabash Marketplace Inc. (WMI) director Steve Downs informed the board of Commissioners that plans to refurbish the facility aren’t looking promising.
 
“There were never any specific plans for refurbishing the jail,” Downs told The Paper of Wabash County in an email. “When it became apparent that the county was thinking about tearing it down, Marketplace asked the decision be delayed until it had time to investigate possible uses for the building.”
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 22

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