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Wabash moves forward with Studies for Advancement
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education will be moving forward with the Studies for Advancement following a vote on Monday, Oct. 23.
 
With a 4-0 vote, the board approved a recommendation to accept the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s offer to engage in Phase II of the education study. Board member Liz Hobbs was absent.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 24
USDA processing pending CRP enrollment offers
From the USDA
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fiscal year.
 
“All current, eligible CRP continuous enrollment offers made through Sept. 30, 2017 – except for those made under the Pollinator Habitat Initiative (CP42) – will be approved,” said Steven J. Peterson, Acting Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator. “Additionally, we are temporarily suspending acceptance of most offers going forward to provide time to review CRP allocation levels, and to avoid exceeding the statutory cap of 24 million acres.”
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 24
City approves bids to demolish Harrison Avenue home
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety accepted a bid to demolish one home Thursday, Oct. 19. Meanwhile, another home was ordered by the board to be demolished.
 
A bid of $6,440 from Brainard Excavating to demolish a home owned by Jan Bailey, 20 E. Harrison Ave., was unanimously approved by the board.
 
Bailey told the board that she has been in contact with several firms interested in removing the homes outer limestone siding. Doing so, she contended, would save the city money in landfill fees.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 24
Clerk to get new poll pads
By David Fenker
 
The Wabash County Clerk’s Office will soon be purchasing around $30,000 worth of polling equipment.
 
The three-year contract was unanimously approved by the county commissioners at the board’s Monday, Oct. 23, meeting, and totals $32,279 for 13 new poll pads, the associated hardware and software, and three years of maintenance.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 24
Parkview Wabash lauded as Business of the Year
Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, (left) president of Parkview Wabash Hospital, accepts the Business of the Year award on behalf of the organization. Photos by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
When considering the nominee for Business of the Year, Paul McCann, former Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Board chair, made his choice based on the organization’s impact on Wabash as well as on his family.
 
“This was an honor as well as I contemplated the economic environment of Wabash County,” McCann said at the Grow Wabash County celebration dinner on Thursday, Oct. 12.
 
He later added, “As the final board chair of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, it was my responsibility to select the Business of the Year. Considering the history of the Chamber and the chapter that just closed with the merger to create Grow Wabash County, I wanted to select an organization that is also currently pivoting their strategic direction with the next 100 years in mind, an organization that is invested in the local fabric of the community that will serve the needs of the people here.
Posted on 2017 Oct 17
Chili lovers gear up for 15th cook-off

Nearly 85 teams will head out to Paradise Spring Historical Park on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the annual Chili for Charity Chili Cookoff. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Joseph Slacian

The busiest day in downtown Wabash will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, as the 15th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off fills at Paradise Spring Historical Park with fun and food.

More than 85 teams will begin cooking shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, with about 5,000 people converging on the park around noon to sample the various styles of chili available.

Cook-off Committee Chair Todd Titus has been involved with the event all 15 years. Initially his job was that as Wabash Park Superintendent, and eventually morphed into serving both the park’s needs as well as his job on the cook-off committee.

Posted on 2017 Oct 17
Gov. tabs new Superior Court judge
By The Paper staff
 
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Friday announced Amy Conner Cornell as his appointment to the Wabash County Superior Court.
 
Cornell succeeds Judge Christopher M. Goff, who was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court in June. 
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 17
South Bend man facing felony charges following police chase
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – A South Bend man was arrested on eight felony counts following a car chase through and around North Manchester Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15.
 
Charles D. Lockett, 21, was charged after allegedly fleeing from the scene of an accident and leading police on a chase in a car and on foot before being captured, according to Chief Jim Kirk, of the North Manchester Police Department.
 
On Oct. 15, NMPD Officers Parker Stauffer and Devin Bechtold attempted to stop a vehicle suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run with a parked car.
 
Posted on 2017 Oct 17

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