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Woods to seek GOP nomination for sheriff
Walter Woods
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
A fourth person has entered the race for Wabash County Sheriff in the May 2018 Primary Election.
 
Local businessman Walter Woods announced his candidacy to The Paper of Wabash County on Wednesday, June 24. He will run as a Republican.
 
“I feel that we need to get out there and combat this drug problem,” he said. “On a weekly basis, someone is mentioning the drug issue to me. It’s not that officers aren’t doing anything, we just need to get more people involved in fighting the drug epidemic.”
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 03
Appeal of newest WRT permit planned
By Joseph Slacian
 
Opponents to the Wabash River Trail plan to file another appeal on an Indiana Department of Natural Resources permit the WRT committee was recently granted.
 
On June 21, the DNR issued an after-the-fact construction in a floodway permit to WRT to build a pedestrian bridge across the Lagro Creek. The bridge is part of the first phase of the Lagro to Wabash portion of the proposed 33-mile bike trail.
 
However, Sheila Butcher, who with her husband, Glenn, is spearheading opponents to the trail, plan to appeal the decision. The couple also appealed an after-the-fact permit for WRT to make improvements to a boat ramp east of State Road 524 in Lagro.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 03
ARC director retires after 41 years with organization
Nancy Hoffman, who is retiring from ARC of Wabash County after 41 years, shows off the “Circle of Corydon” award she received on Thursday, June 29. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Nancy Hoffman has been a constant at ARC of Wabash County for the last 41 years.
 
That changed on Friday, June 30, when she retired from the organization as its executive director.
 
“I’ve been here 41 years,” she told The Paper of Wabash County during a recent interview. “I started in February 1976. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 03
County Council approves $554,000-plus appropriation, transfer requests
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council approved more than $554,000 in additional appropriation and transfer requests at its meeting Monday night, June 26.
 
The Wabash County Highway Department requested the largest amount, $550,000, to arrange a chip seal program, according to John Martin, highway superintendent.
 
The department typically budgets for the program each year, but it was left out of the 2017 budget request, Martin told the council.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 03
Reynolds named to Wabash Board of Works

Jim Reynolds (left) receives the oath of office for the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety from Mayor Scott Long. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Jim Reynolds is the newest member of the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.

He received the oath of office on Monday, June 26, from Mayor Scott Long during the Wabash City Council meeting.

Reynolds will replace Dee Byerly, who resigned from the board after its June 15 meeting. Byerly served on the board 14 1/2 years.

Posted on 2017 Jul 03
Stellar projects making progress
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash City Council members received an update on the city’s Stellar Community Grant projects when they met on Monday, June 26.
 
Rachel Swanson, of American Structurepoint, updated the council on the various projects part of the Stellar program.
 
For example, exterior work on the Rock City Lofts should be done sometime in July, she told Council, while bids for the work on the 13-15 corridor should be let sometime later this year.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 03
State names Judge Pro Temp for local court
By Joseph Slacian
 
Senior Judge Karen A. Springer was named Judge Pro Temp for the Wabash Superior Court, replacing Judge Christopher Goff, who as appointed as the 110th Indiana Supreme Court Justice earlier this month.
 
Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush appointed Springer on June 19, according to paperwork filed with the clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court of Appeals and Tax Court.
 
The move comes after Goff notified the court that he will be unavailable to perform the duties of his office beginning July 10, and that he will be leaving the office on July 23 to assume his new duties on July 24.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27
Marketplace, The Paper plan citywide garage sales
By Joseph Slacian
 
Need some extra cash? Have stuff around the house that is no longer wanted or needed? Why not take advantage of the citywide sale in Wabash to help gain some extra cash and get rid of some stuff from around your house.
 
Wabash Marketplace, in conjunction with The Paper of Wabash County, is sponsoring the event on July 14-15.
 
All city limit residents are welcomed to participate as a featured stop for only a $15 registration fee, while all area residents are welcomed to shop, according to Tyler Karst, Wabash Marketplace project coordinator.
 
Posted on 2017 Jun 27

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