Hoosier Salon Wabash Art Gallery to close

Hoosier Salon’s Gallery in Wabash will close at its current location March 30.  

“We have been aware for some time that the managers of Charley Creek Inn, where our gallery is located, would like to have that space for their catering operation,” said Donnae Dole, Hoosier Salon executive director.  “We have explored other locations and have not yet found an appropriate space.

Posted on 2014 Mar 11
Manchester‘s Dean Sharfman to lead Oglethorpe academics

Manchester University’s academic leader, Glenn Sharfman, will assume a similar position with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta this summer. Sharfman joined Manchester in 2005 as vice president and dean for academic affairs.

For Manchester, Sharfman led a total restructuring of the core requirements for all students. The University added new graduate programs in education and athletic training and opened a College of Pharmacy on a new Fort Wayne campus. The University also constructed a new Academic Center and new learning facilities in the Physical Education and Recreation Center. The Holocaust scholar taught popular January session classes on the North Manchester campus.

Posted on 2014 Mar 11
Severe Weather Preparedness Week coming up

The Wabash County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed March 16-22 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

2014 is the 40th anniversary of the April 1972 Super Outbreak, which is still the largest tornado outbreak in the United States. The third largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in Indiana was as recent as Nov. 17, 2013.

Posted on 2014 Mar 11
Peru man arrested after fleeing an Indiana State Trooper

Peru – A traffic stop by Indiana State Police Sergeant T.J. Zeiser led to the arrests of two Peru men.

Friday, March 7, at approximately 12:18 a.m., Indiana State Police Sergeant T.J. Zeiser initiated a traffic stop on a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, which was being driven by Clark Bailey, 21, Peru. Zeiser stopped the Chevrolet on Miami County Road 250 South near Strawtown Pike for improper display of a license plate.

During the course of the traffic stop, Zeiser allegedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the Chevrolet. Zeiser then took Bailey into custody and secured him in his police car.

Posted on 2014 Mar 11
Woods responds to accusations of work release violations

by Emily Armentrout

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Sheriff Bob Land terminated Walter Woods, Reserve Deputy and Wabash County Sheriff candidate, from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department. Following the termination, Sheriff Land issued a statement explaining the action. After reviewing Sheriff Land’s statement with legal council, Woods issued a response. As both are candidates in the upcoming Republican primary election for Wabash County Sheriff, Woods’ response has been included in full, just as Land’s statement was included in full last week. Woods responded as follows:

Posted on 2014 Mar 04
Bumgardner to be Business Manager for Manchester Community Schools

by Emily Armentrout

Wabash City Schools announced on Feb. 28 that Scott Bumgardner, current Wabash Middle School principal and Lady Apache basketball head coach, will be leaving the district at the end of the school year to become business manager for Manchester Community Schools.

Bumgardner has been with Wabash City Schools for the past 13 years, beginning as a middle school social studies teacher and working his way up to principal. As the girls head basketball coach, he led the team to six straight sectional championships and became the district’s winningest basketball coach.

Posted on 2014 Mar 04
Suspect in First Merchants Bank robbery arrested

by Eric Stearley

One week after the Feb. 19 robbery of First Merchant's Bank on Market Street, the suspect, William E. Dickerson, 24, Corydon, was arrested at a residence in Lincolnville. The suspect was arrested on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. on a warrant from Harrison County.

A witness observed the hooded suspect in the robbery leave the bank and walk in the direction of a vehicle. Video surveillance from Stinson's Trading Post, 98 West Canal Street, Wabash, was used to identify the vehicle in which Dickerson left the scene. The owner of the vehicle was identified by Wabash City Police Chief Larry Schnepp and questioned at the police department. The owner of the vehicle stated that he let Dickerson borrow the vehicle. Detective Captain James Kirk had previously received a tip from a citizen who believed Dickerson to be the robber.

Posted on 2014 Mar 04
First Friday “March Madness”

The First Friday subcommittee for Wabash Marketplace Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming theme “March Madness” set for Friday, March 7, from 5-8 p,m,.

Participating merchants will offer shoppers the opportunity to register for tickets to hear Bobby Knight speak at the Honeywell Center, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. First Friday shoppers can register at any location open late for First Friday.



Posted on 2014 Mar 04

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