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North Manchester man faces child molestation charges
Brandon P. Knutson
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A North Manchester man was arrested Tuesday, July 12, and now faces two felony child molestation charges following a Wabash County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
 
Brandon P. Knutson, 18, North Manchester, was charged with two counts felony child molestation, misdemeanor petition to revoke probation on criminal conversion charge and misdemeanor petition to revoke probation on criminal mischief charge.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
Wabash woman faces drug charges following accident
Kristi L. Ferguson
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Washington Street accident on Tuesday, July 19, led to the arrest of a Wabash woman on drug-related charges.
 
Kristi L. Ferguson, 39, was charged with two counts of felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of a hypodermic needle after she left the scene of an accident.
 
On Tuesday at approximately 8:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jeremy A. Morgan, 28, Huntington, was northbound on Washington Street when he struck a legally parked vehicle, according to the Wabash City Police Department accident report.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
Health Department requests funds for database
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
After a server crash last year, the Wabash County Health Department is building a new database to store critical files and reports.
 
At the July 25 meeting of the Wabash County Commissioners, staff from the Health Department presented information concerning contracting with a company to build a database, and asking the commissioners to use trust money to fund the purchase.
 
“We actually had difficulties finding a company that would work with a small department,” Public Health Nurse Stephanie Shepherd said. “Some of them wouldn’t even give us a call back when they found out it was a less than $35,000 project.”
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
Annual airport cruise-in raises funds and awareness

Cale Kirtlan sits on mother Rachel Kirtlan’s lap while checking out the inside of a Lutheran Health Network emergency helicopter with Lutheran Health EMT Todd Delagrange (left) and Barbra Biehl. The helicopter was one of several attractions at the 15th annual Northern Indiana Aviation’s Summer Nights Cruise-In on Saturday, July 23. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Cars cruised-in while planes took off at the 15th annual Northern Indiana Aviation’s Summer Nights Cruise-In on Saturday, July 23.

The event took place at the Wabash Municipal Airport and hosted more than 50 classic cars including the 1960s series Batmobile, live music and plane rides to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Wabash County.

Since 2001, the event has encouraged the Wabash County community to visit its local airport and learn about aviation, according to Jeff Traver, owner of NIA and parent to a Special Olympics athlete.

Posted on 2016 Jul 26
Shrine Parade coming through Wabash
By Sarah Peters
 
Shriners International, better known as The Shrine Club, will parade through the streets of Wabash on Aug. 20, providing the county with the first Shrine Parade through it’s streets since 1997. 
 
The Shriners Parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the intersection of Carroll and Canal streets. It will travel west on Canal to Allen Street, then west on Market Street, finishing at the intersection of Carroll and Market streets.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
O.J. Neighbours opens to harbor citizens from heat

Wabash City law enforcement are taking precaution with rising temperatures reported for the upcoming weekend, July 23-24.

Due to the rising temperature, the Wabash City Police in cooperation with Wabash City Schools are notifying residents that O.J. Neighbors Cafeteria will be open for the next two days.

Posted on 2016 Jul 22
Council to hear request to fund Lagro bike trail
By Joseph Slacian
 
Amy Ford, chair of Wabash River Trail Inc., is expected to appear before the Wabash County Council on Monday, July 25, to formally request $1.2 million in County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds to be used toward the trail between Wabash and Lagro.
 
Wabash River Trail Inc. seeks to put an east-west trail through Wabash County, from the Huntington County line to the Miami County line. The total length of the trail is expected to be 33 miles.
 
Ford is listed on the council’s agenda distributed on Thursday, July 14, by County Manager Jim Dils.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19
MSD merger vote in question, may have violated Open Door Law
By Emma Rausch
 
The Southwood and Northfield school systems will be merging in 2017 following the MSD of Wabash County School Board’s unanimous vote on Tuesday night, July 12.
 
The Norse and the Knights’ high schools will officially reconfigure into one system in the 2017-2018 school year.
 
There are many aspects of the plan that have not been decided or discussed yet, such as transportation for the students, Board member John Gouveia explained, but the merger plan will include the following:
• The Northfield High School building will become the new senior high school site for grades ninth through 12th grade.
• The Southwood High School facility will become the junior high school site for grades five through eight.
• Metro North and Southwood elementary schools will remain as kindergarten through fourth grade education facilities.
• Sharp Creek Elementary School will close as an elementary school, but it may be repurposed in the future as an alternative learning base, administration building or another opportunity, according to Gouveia.
• ”The school names, mascots and cultures will be named appropriately by the administration and approved at a later time by the board of education,” Gouveia said.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 19

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