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Ivy Tech transition moving smoothly
By Joseph Slacian
 
The transition of moving Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash campus from the Kokomo Region to the Northeast Region is moving smoothly.
 
That was the word Wednesday morning, June 8, from Oliver Barie, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s Executive Director of Resource Development.
 
Barie made the comments during the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
NM man facing drug charges
Aaron Sloop
 
By The Paper staff
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- A North Manchester man is facing drug charges after being arrested Sunday morning in North Manchester.
 
According to a news release from interim North Manchester Police Chief Steve Olsen, Sgt. Greg Tomlinson made contact with the man, Aaron Sloop, 30, about 11:43 a.m. Sunday on Heeter Street and State Road 114 W.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Traffic stop leads to 2 Wabash County menís arrests
Adam Howard
 
By Emma Rausch
 
NORTH MANCHESTER - A North Manchester man was arrested Monday morning, June 6, for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Adam D. Howard, 31, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine of at least 28grams, felony maintaining a common nuisance and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
 
William R. King, 30, Wabash, and Jeremy J. Bradley, 36, Pierceton, were also arrested following the traffic stop.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Knife-wielding man tased, arrested by WPD
Jose M. Delgado Jr.
 
By The Paper staff
 
A man wanted on several warrants from Wabash County was arrested Sunday afternoon after being tased by Wabash Police.
 
According to a press release from Sgt. Matt Benson, the Wabash Police Department’s Public Information Officer, at 3:51 p.m. Sunday, Wabash police were called to a home in the 600 block of Warren Avenue on an unwanted guest complaint.
 
Upon arrival, police learned the homeowners wanted Jose M. Delgado Jr. removed from their home. Delgado was also wanted on several felony charges out of Wabash County. 
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Wabash man pleads guilty to possession of methamphetamine
David Odham
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man pled guilty Monday, June 6, to felony possession of methamphetamine.
 
David R. Odham, 35, Wabash, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with the entire sentence suspended with probation.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
Coroner presents options for new morgue
David Purvis-Fenker
 
The Wabash County Coroner has been busy investigating options for a new morgue. The new Parkview Wabash Hospital will not include a morgue like the current hospital, so Coroner Carol Whitesel presented a number of options to the Board of Commissioners on Monday.
 
“Our new hospital is not going to facilitate a morgue, so we have to look at some options,” Whitesel said.
 
The options she presented were outsourcing, building or working with a local funeral home.
Posted on 2016 Jun 14
North Manchester man charged with manufacturing methamphetamine
Benjamin L. Fetters
 
By Emma Rausch
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – Two North Manchester residents were arrested Wednesday, June 1, on drug-related charges including manufacturing methamphetamine.
 
Benjamin L. Fetters, 22, and Boniqua L. Jones, 20, were taken into police custody after the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip on Tuesday, May 31.
 
According to the probable cause affidavit, WCSD officers received an anonymous phone call requesting a well being check on Fetters’ infant located at a residence in rural North Manchester along North 500 East.
 
The caller advised that the home’s residents manufactured and used methamphetamines at the location, the affidavit continued.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 09
NM police chief retires
Chief Jeff Perry announced his retirement on June 1 at the North Manchester Town Council meeting.
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- In a surprising turn of events at the June 1 North Manchester Town Council meeting, North Manchester Police Department Chief Jeff Perry announced his retirement effective that evening. 
 
"Forty-one years ago I started at this department. Tonight, I'm going to retire," Perry said. "It's been a long, interesting time. I'll give you a letter of the retirement after the meeting."
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 07

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