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Love: The greatest gift

Emma Rausch (right) poses for a photo with her mother, Rebecca Rausch, during Christmas 2013. That holiday season Emma presented a special gift to Rebecca, who was undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the time. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

Gifts, garland and glitter galore, Christmas creates smiles and memories each year it passes. The best holiday memories, though, typically aren’t picture perfect.

I hardly remember the gifts I received as a child or the wrapping paper or the decorations. What I do remember though were those imperfect moments that made the season memorable.

Not all of these moments were happy nor did they go as planned, but they were worth living all the same.

My favorite Christmas memory actually started the night before Halloween, on Oct. 30, 2013.

Posted on 2017 Dec 19
It's 'No': MSD board votes not to pursue CF school study

The MSD Board of Trustees discusses withdrawing from the Studies for Advancement Phase II on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

MSD of Wabash County withdrew from the Studies for Advancement Tuesday night, Dec. 12, following an hour long discussion that concluded in a 3-2 vote in favor of withdrawing.

Specifically, the board voted in favor of a motion that withdrew the district from the Studies for Advancement Phase II and "instead take the lead to pursue an independent third-party feasibility study that includes not only consolidation but alternatives for consolidation," according to Todd Dazey, MSD board member.

Posted on 2017 Dec 19
Wabash Business Complex earns top site certification

Mayor Scott Long (second from left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch show off the certificate she presented the mayor during a ceremony at the Wabash Business Complex proclaiming it an Indiana Site Certified Prime. Joining in the ceremony were City Council President Doug Adams (from left), Keith Gillenwater, Grow Wabash County president and CEO, and Jodi Golden, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs executive director. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

The Wabash Business Complex is now a Prime Site Certified location.

Lt. Gov. Susan Crouch bestowed the honor on the city during a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 12, in the conference room at Brodbeck Seeds.

Posted on 2017 Dec 19
Public provides opinions on MSD decision
By Emma Rausch
 
Approximately 30 members of the public filed into the MSD of Wabash County Board meeting room Tuesday night, Dec. 12, to voice their opinions and listen in as the board discussed the Studies for Advancement withdrawal.
 
The board opened the floor to public comment on only before and after the board’s discussion and final decision to withdraw from the Studies for Advancement initiative.
 
No public comment was permitted during the board’s discussion.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 19
Tourism up 2.2 percent in 16, study shows
By Joseph Slacian
 
Visitors to Wabash County spent more than $51 million in 2016, up 2.2 percent from the previous year.
 
That data was among the items shown in the annual Tourism Economic Impact Analysis for Wabash County sponsored by Visit Wabash County.
 
The study was conducted by Rockport Analytics via a co-op program organized by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Wabash County was among 18 counties to utilize the program. The study is composed of data collected from the previously completed calendar year.  
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 19
Studies for Advancement comes to standstill
By Emma Rausch
 
The Studies for Advancement may be at a standstill for progress following the MSD of Wabash County Board of Trustees Dec. 12 decision to withdraw.
 
A feasibility-study initiative, the studies began in April with the purpose of providing in-depth data for Wabash County school districts to utilize in increasing efficiency.
 
In November, the Community Foundation of Wabash County announced Phase II of the studies would focus on a detailed investigation of consolidation, a decision made by the MSD and Wabash City Schools personnel prior to the announcement. After the announcement, however, Manchester Community Schools voted to withdraw from the studies on Nov. 14 and MSD followed suit on Dec. 12.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 19
Wabash Elks help many in the community

Wabash Elks Exalted Ruler Keith Walters presents multiple checks to six Wabash-based service organizations. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

It’s the season of giving, and the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471 have been doing just that.

In November and December, the Lodge has donated to, or pledged to donate, more than $20,000 to local causes and organizations.

The giving isn’t just limited to the last two months of the year. From April to October, the first seven months of the organization’s fiscal year, the local Lodge donated more than $53,000 to causes and organizations, bringing the nine-month total to nearly $74,000.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Dec 19
NM council OKs industry requests
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – The town’s newest industry received a helping hand from the North Manchester Town Council Wednesday night.
 
The council approved both a rezoning recommendation from the town’s Plan Commission and a 10-year tax abatement, recommended by Grow Wabash County, for Warsaw-based Precision Medical Technologies at its Dec. 6 meeting.
 
Last week, the company announced plans to bring more than 60 jobs to North Manchester in the next three to four years, starting as early as March.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 19

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