Local Duke Energy facility reports petroleum spill on site
By Emma Rausch
The Wabash County Health Department received notice June 5 of a gasoline release, spill or overfill at the Wabash district office of Duke Energy, according to a press release from the local department.
Duke Energy had removed an underground fuel storage tank at its Wabash facility located at 1200 Manchester Ave., according to Angeline Protogere, communications manager.
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
Youngsters learn about exotic animals
A young boy shows his displeasure as Sasha Tetzlaff of the Fort Wayne Zoo shows a redknee tarantula to youngsters and adults at the Wabash Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program event June 10 at the Honeywell Center. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
More than 300 people gathered Wednesday morning, June 10, to learn about wildlife as part of the Wabash Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
Sasha Tetzlaff of the Fort Wayne Zoo brought five different animals to the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall for young and old alike to see, discuss and feel during his hour-long presentation. Tetzlaff also took the program to the North Manchester Public Library for its summer reading program, as well.
 Tetzlaff brought with him a Mexican redknee tarantula, as well as a fire-bellied frog, an indigo snake, a Senegal parrot and a ferret. He also showed the exoskeleton of a tarantula.
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
2 officers join Wabash Police Department
Kyle Lafferty receives the oath of office from Mayor Robert Vanlandingham. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Kyle Lafferty and Jason Mooney were sworn in Monday night as probationary policemen with the Wabash Police Department during the Wabash City Council meeting.
Lafferty is a 2008 Wabash High School graduate who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2008-13. He is the son of Curtis Lafferty and Kimberly Lafferty.
A Peru native, Mooney graduated from Peru High School in 1996 and served with the Peru Police Department from 2000-15.
He and his wife, Mandy, have two children ages 1 and 3 years.
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
City to pursue sewer projects
By Joseph Slacian
The city could undertake up to four various sewer-related projects in the coming months, thanks to a resolution passed Monday night, June 8, by the Wabash City Council.
The measure designated $553,581 for use on the projects, which are considered economic development projects.
The money was excess funds from the city’s Manchester Avenue project in 2010. In that project, the city separated storm and sewer lines along the avenue.
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
Community theatre announces ‘Mary Poppins’ cast
The Wabash Area Community Theater organization met for an ice cream social on Tuesday, June 9, to meet and greet the official cast of this year’s production of “Mary Poppins.” Brittany Riner (front row, ninth from left) will take on the persona of the famous nanny throughout the summer at Wabash County’s various festivals and events. Photo provided
By Emma Rausch
Auditions are finished and the cast list has been finalized for this year’s upcoming community production of “Mary Poppins,” the Wabash Area Community Theater (WACT) announced this week.
Brittany Riner will take the stage in September as leading lady Mary Poppins. In an interview with The Paper of Wabash County, Riner said that being chosen to play Poppins is a childhood dream come true.
“Since I was a child and watched the movie ‘Mary Poppins,’ it’s just so magical,” Riner said in an interview with The Paper of Wabash County. “And to think that I get to have the opportunity to share the story and sing the songs, it’s just an incredible opportunity. I’m very excited; and to get to share that story with the whole community here outside of the theatre itself is just a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
Honeywell Pool now open for summer
By Joseph Slacian
The Honeywell Pool is finally open after the renovation’s final tasks concluded early this week.
The pool opened Tuesday, June 16 after a ceremonious ribbon cutting.
Park Superintendent Todd Titus reported the site’s concluding development stages to the Wabash City Council on Monday night, June 8.
Posted on 2015 Jun 15
Rural crash claims 2 lives
By The Paper staff
A personal injury accident in rural Wabash County proved fatal when two people died from injuries sustained during a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, June 14.
Posted on 2015 Jun 15
Goff is finalist for Court of Appeals post

By Emma Rausch

Wabash County Superior Court Judge Christopher Goff is a finalist for the upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals, Second District, the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission announced June 10.

Posted on 2015 Jun 11

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