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Weekend crash claims NM boy's life
By Joseph Slacian
 
HUNTINGTON – A 6-year-old North Manchester boy was fatally injured Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident in Huntington County.
 
The boy, Kayden Brubaker, was a passenger in a van driven by Brandon Mettler, 31, North Manchester, according to a news release from the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Five other people were injured in the accident, which occurred about 3:52 p.m. in Huntington County’s Jackson Township.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Bicentennial torch coming to Wabash County on Sept. 28
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is expected to be in Wabash County on Sept. 28. It is expected to arrive about 4 p.m. and the relay here will stop near 7 p.m.
 
The route through all 92 counties was announced last week by the state’s Bicentennial Commission.
 
The Wabash visit is the last stop for the torch on Sept. 28. It also will be in Blackford and Grant counties that day.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Local Department of Child Services director position now posted on state job site
By Emma Rausch
 
The director position of the Wabash County Department of Child Services has been posted on Indiana Career Connect, the state’s official job site.
 
On Jan. 28, previous-director Margery Justice was terminated from her position for violating DCS Code of Conduct and the State of Indiana/DCS policies, according to Ashley Hungate, Director of Communications for the Indiana State Personnel Department.
 
In a Feb. 4 article of The Paper of Wabash County, Hungate declined to provide specifics into the termination, noting, “I can’t provide further detail because Ms. Justice has 30 days to appeal her termination.”
 
The position was upload Tuesday, March 15.
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
4th graders decorate 10,000 cards, wish Indiana a happy birthday
The Indiana State Library invites local fourth grade students to mark their mark in the history books and decorate “Happy Birthday, Indiana!” cards in celebration of the state’s bicentennial. Once collected, the cards will be stored in the State Library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Division as state history. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Indiana State Library invites Wabash County fourth graders to join in on Indiana’s bicentennial celebration by decorating “Happy Birthday, Indiana!” cards.
 
To celebrate the Indiana’s 200th year as a state, ISL’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Division is asking students across the state to be a part of Indiana history by contributing to the “Happy Birthday, Indiana” manuscript collection project, according to Bethany Fiechter, Division supervisor.
 
“It’s definitely leading up to the bicentennial when Indiana will be celebrating Statehood Day on Dec. 11 of this year,” Fiechter told The Paper of Wabash County. “We’ve been planning this project for a couples of years now. We’re finally unveiling it to the fourth grade students across the state.”
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
History overlooks the woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge
Emily Warren Roebling
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
It could be said that Emily Warren Roebling is one of the most overlooked women in U.S. history.
 
Roebling, who died in 1903 at the age of 59, was responsible for one of the most iconic structure in New York City, if not the United States – the Brooklyn Bridge.
 
Roebling was the subject of a History Hunters presentation by local historian Pete Jones on Thursday, March 24. He apologized to his audience for not having a topic more related to Wabash County, but, during his talk, made a roundabout tie to the area.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Ivy Tech raises funds with game night
Steve Kirtlan cuts into a piece of angel food cake he purchased during a dessert auction at the Ivy Tech Monopoly Night. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
About 200 people gathered at the Heartland REMC community room on Friday night, March 25, to play games and, more importantly, raise funds for scholarships at Ivy Tech’s Wabash Campus.
 
Area residents and school officials gathered to play Monopoly during the annual event. In addition, those present were able to bid on items during live and silent auctions.
 
Roderick Schram and Bob Ferguson served as emcees for the event.
 
Ferguson, an Ivy Tech graduate, said the school has played a major role in his family’s life.
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
Fire damages Elm Street home
By The Paper staff
 
A fire at an Elm Street residence Thursday morning, March 24, will cost approximately $6,000 in damages, according to Barry Stroup, Wabash Fire Department chief.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 29
2 arrested following drug investigation, police chase
Hali Sadler
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash Police Department arrested two Wabash County residents following a police pursuit on Monday, March 21.
 
At approximately 4:30 a.m., police arrested Hali N. Sadler, 22, Lagro, after she attempted to flee by motor vehicle.
 
Sadler had a warrant out for her arrest following an investigation at her Meadowbrook apartment on Feb. 12.

According to the probable cause affidavit, in February the WPD received a call about a possible assault and disturbance at Sadler’s apartment.

 

Posted on 2016 Mar 29

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