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Hawkins family, workers attend ceremonial bill signing
Jeff Hawkins shakes hands with Gov. Mike Pence while Hawkin's son, Zach (second from left) looks on. Photo provided
 
By Amanda Bridgman
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Chicken from Hawkins Farm will stay on the menu at Joseph Decuise Farm in Columbia City. 
 
Ceremonially signing the legislation that kept that chicken on the restaurant’s menu was Gov. Mike Pence, who appeared at the restaurant Tuesday, April 19, along with J.L. Hawkins Family Farm owner Jeff Hawkins, the Hawkins family and Hawkins farm workers. 
 
The J.L. Hawkins Family Farm is a 99-acre farm in rural Wabash County that raises and butchers about 200 birds per week.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Police pursuit results in 3 charged for drug related crimes
Christopher Sluss
 
By The Paper staff
 
Three people were arrested Wednesday following a pursuit that started on Wabash’s south side and ended along Wabash County Road 400 S.
 
According to a news release from Wabash Police Sgt. Matt Benson, the department’s Public Information Officer:
 
At approximately 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Andy Johnson attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle near Wabash Street and Shady Lane.  
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Wabash man charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement
Blake Jamerson
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man is facing multiple charges after he was arrested early Sunday morning, April 17, on an outstanding warrant.
 
According to a news release from Wabash Police Sgt. Matt Benson, the department’s Public Information Officer:
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 26
Students urged to return to Indiana

Dan Krouse was the key note speaker at the Honored Student Luncheon. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Manchester High School graduate Dan Krouse traveled the world as a geologist. However, after doing that for a few years, he wanted a change and, with his wife, returned to Indiana where he now works at his family’s business.

Krouse was the keynote speaker on Thursday, April 21, at the Academic Honor Student luncheon sponsored by the Wabash County and North Manchester chambers of commerce.

Krouse reminded the 71 high school seniors present that while it is nice to travel, it’s also nice to be able to return to their home state to set up roots.

Posted on 2016 Apr 26
2 injured in car, motorcycle collision
By The Paper staff
 
Two Lafayette residents were transported to Lutheran Hospital on Sunday, April 24 after being injured in a car-motorcycle collision at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Stitt Street.
 
At approximately 1 p.m. Sunday, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to the personal injury accident.
Posted on 2016 Apr 25
Pursuit leads to three arrests

By The Paper staff

Three people were arrested Wednesday following a pursuit that started on Wabash’s south side and ended along Wabash County Road 400 S.

Posted on 2016 Apr 21
Chamber president to retire
Kimberly Pinkerton joined the Wabash County Chamber in 1998. File photo
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Kimberly Pinkerton, President and CEO of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, has informed the group’s executive board she plans to retire.
 
Pinkerton, in an April 1 letter to the board, said she would remain in the position until a search committee from the board of directors can find a replacement, Chamber Board Chair Aaron Campbell announced in an April 14 news release.
 
“It has been a pleasure to serve throughout my tenure here,” Pinkerton wrote in her retirement letter. “I count myself lucky to have been mentored well and made many friends among you."
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19
Man pleads guilty to 2015 burglary, arson
Jason Harrell
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man has entered a guilty plea in connection with the burglary and arson to a Stitt Street structure in 2015.
 
Jason Harrell, 36, Wabash, entered a plea of guilty on Monday, April 18, to felony burglary, felony arson and being a habitual offender.
 
Posted on 2016 Apr 19

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