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Retired Grissom commander gets Key to the City
Mayor Scott Long presents Col. Douglas Schwartz (Ret.) the Key to the City. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Col. Douglas Schwartz, the retired 434th Air Refueling wing commander at Grissom Air Reserve Base, is the latest recipient of the Key to the City of Wabash.
 
Schwartz, who retired in May, received the honor from Mayor Scott Long during the June 13 Wabash City Council meeting.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
City Schools handbooks updated; changes made to unexcused absences
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools students will no longer have six allowed absences per semester and it’s for the better, according to Laura Sigler, Wabash Middle School (WMS) vice principal.
 
Sigler met with the Wabash City Schools Board Monday, June 13, to update the board on the middle school’s student handbook changes, the majority of which were to the attendance policy.
 
“I found out that we weren’t 100 percent compliant with the Indiana code for attendance as well as recommendations by the Department of Education,” Sigler told the board.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Wabash man facing drug charges following trespass report
Justin H. Huttinger
 
By The Paper staff
 
A Wabash man was arrested on drug-related charges Thursday morning, June 16, after he was reported trespassing.
 
According to a news release from Sgt. Matt Benson, Wabash Police Department Public Information Officer:
 
At approximately 12:24 a.m., Wabash Police Department officers responded to Village Pantry, located at 204 Stitt St., for a report of a subject trespassing in the store.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
LaFontaine man charged in connection to January burglary
Shane McCray
 
By Emma Rausch
 
LAFONTAINE – A LaFontaine man has been arrested on felony charges in connection to a Jan. 24 burglary of a Branson Street residence.
 
Shane W. McCray, 27, was booked into the Wabash County Jail on Saturday, June 11, on the charges of felony burglary wherein the building or structure is a dwelling, felony conspiracy to commit burglary and misdemeanor theft of less than $750.
 
McCray’s arrest follows a five-month Wabash County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Wabash man pleads guilty to dealing methamphetamine charge
Timothy Thrailkill
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man was sentenced Monday, June 13, to more than a decade in the Indiana Department of Corrections for dealing in methamphetamine.
 
Timothy D. Thrailkill, 44, pleaded guilty to the felony charge on April 25 and sentenced Monday to 15 years in the IDOC with three years suspended with probation.
 
Thrailkill was originally arrested in April 2015 in connection with an alleged narcotics lab at his residence on Calhoun Street.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Accident damages several utility poles
A concrete mixer snared some overhead lines Thursday morning, June 16, and caused considerable damage to poles along Stitt Street. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
A driver from Speedway Sand & Gravel snared his concrete mixer into overhead lines Thursday morning, causing considerable damage to poles along Stitt Street.
 
The driver, Randall D. France, 48, North Manchester, told Wabash Police that he was delivering a load of concrete to 541 Delaware St. and that when he turned off of Stitt Street, the top of his concrete mixer became caught in an overhead wire. 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Medical condition blamed for accident that injured 3
A medical condition is believed to have been the cause of a two-car accident Thursday that left three people injured, including one who had to be flown to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
An apparent medical condition is being blamed for a two-vehicle accident Thursday night that left three people injured.
 
According to a news release from Sgt. Matt Benson, Wabash Police Department Public Information Officer, the crash took place at 7:16 p.m. on North Cass Street, about 200 feet south of the Alber Street intersection.
 
According to police, a 2004 Buick driven by Jack E. Middleton, 80, North Manchester, was traveling northbound when it crossed the centerline and hit a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Isabella McHaney, 20, Wabash.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Defenders return to Clean Out the Banks
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash River Defenders return July 30 to Clean Out the Banks to restore and remove debris from the Wabash River that runs through Wabash County.
 
“We’re going to run it just like we have in the past,” founder Michael Beauchamp told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
The Defenders will kick off the clean up at 8 a.m. at Paradise Spring Historical Park with coffee, donuts and a brief instructional meeting.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21

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