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Fire destroyed big piece of Wabash history

The Yarnelle Lumber Co. as it once stood at the corner of Canal and South Carroll streets. A fire destroyed the 154-year-old business on March 8. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

The Yarnelle Lumber Co. was destroyed Wednesday, March 8, and with it, Wabash lost 154 years of history.

Fire engulfed the historic business, located at 295 W. Canal St., within a matter of minutes just before 5 p.m. on March 8.

While the cause of the fire has still yet to be determined as of Thursday, March 30, high winds were partially to blame for the lumber yard’s destruction, according to Ken and Jill Yarnelle, business owners.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04
Driver gets 38 1/2 years in deaths of 3 MU students

By The Paper staff

MARION -- Deangelo R. Evans, the man who caused the deaths of Manchester University students Nerad Mangai, Brook “BK” Dagnew and Kirubel Hailu in a 2016 traffic was sentenced to 38 1/2 years in prison on Monday, April 3.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04
Animal adoptions up, but facility operating in the red

By David Fenker

Despite an almost 20 percent increase in adoptions from this time last year, the Wabash County Animal Shelter is operating in the red.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04
County to remain in RDA

John Sampson (left) spoke with the Wabash County Council Monday, March 27, about the purpose of the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority. As the RDA’s president and CEO, Sampson told the council that the authority’s presence is essential to combat declining population. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Wabash County will remain a part of the Northeast Regional Development Authority (RDA) following the Wabash County Council’s meeting Monday night, March 27.

The council reviewed its membership with the authority Monday night after Council member Matt Dillon broached the subject at its February meeting, wherein Dillon motioned to repeal the resolution that conjoined the county to the regional authority. The motion was withdrawn during the same meeting to provide RDA proponents an opportunity to speak for remaining.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04
MSD reviews school board policy
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County School Board began reviewing its board policies Tuesday night, March 28. However, the discussion concluded with its members asking how much can it actually change.
 
The board began by reviewing policies 1020 and 1030, which provides information on composition of the board of school trustees and authority of its members respectfully.
 
Posted on 2017 Apr 14
City to give funds to animal shelter

By Joseph Slacian

The City of Wabash has tentatively agreed to give the Wabash County Animal Shelter more than $30,000 to be used for spaying and neutering dogs and cats, as well as for medical care.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04
Little Food Pantry to open at Paradise Spring

By Joseph Slacian

A trial program to help provide food and other essentials to those in need will soon begin at the Paradise Spring Historical Park.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04
Eel River Inn to open by this summer

By David Fenker

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Treeway Inn will soon be reopening under a new name, says the new owner of the business.

Posted on 2017 Apr 04

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