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Wabash man charged following June 17 incident
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man is now facing a misdemeanor charge for a Friday, June 17, incident on State Road 15 near Honeywell Golf Course.
 
James B. Pinkerton, 30, was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after he allegedly jumped into a vehicle’s windshield.
 
At approximately 1:04 p.m., Wabash County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck on SR 15, according to the probable cause affidavit.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Commissioners learn of cemetery’s needs
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
A LaFontaine resident gave the Wabash County Commissioners a lesson on the importance of cemetery maintenance during its June 27 meeting.
 
Regina Hiple told commissioners that  concerned citizens and descendants of pioneers from Ashland and LaFontaine formed a group called Friends of the Old LaFontaine Cemetery in September 2014. The group’s purpose is to repair and restore the Ashland Graveyard and Old LaFontaine Cemetery.
 
“When this project began, we received a quote of $200,000 for the complete restoration of our cemetery,” Hiple said.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Keaffaber named MSD superintendent
Mike Keaffaber
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County School Board named Mike Keaffaber as the corporation’s next superintendent at a special meeting Thursday, June 16.
 
The board began searching for its next superintendent on June 8 following former Dr. Sandra Weaver’s retirement announcement.
 
Weaver’s resignation will come into full effect June 30.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Land acquired for dog park
By Joseph Slacian
 
A dog park in the City of Wabash is one step closer to reality.
 
Stan and Patsy Myers have agreed to let the park be built on about an acre of land south of their business, EcoWater Systems, 615 S. Carroll St.
 
The park will be under the auspices of The Dog Man of Wabash County, according to Gary Henderson, better known as The Dog Man.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Official calls Lagro Good Ole Days a success
Clyde Rife, the Lagro Good Ole Days Festival parade grand marshal, waves to the crowd along the route. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAGRO – Several hundred people line the streets of Lagro on Saturday afternoon, June 18, for the annual Lagro Good Ole Days Festival.
 
The parade featured fire trucks, old cars and floats from various community organizations. Of course, most of the entries tossed candy to the youngsters who were standing along the parade route, bags to hold the free goodies in hand.
 
Lagro resident Clyde Rife was the parade’s grand marshal.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Pegg joins Wabash Fire Department
Probationary firefighter Jacob Pegg receives the oath of office from Mayor Scott Long. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Jacob Pegg is the newest probationary firefighter with the Wabash Fire Department.
 
Mayor Scott Long gave Pegg the oath of office when the Wabash City Council met on June 13.
 
“I’ve wanted to be a firefighter ever since I was little,” Pegg said following the meeting. “I can’t be more proud of what I’m doing now.”
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Wabash County Transit seeks 2017 grant
David Purvis-Fenker
 
Living Well in Wabash County is seeking a grant for 2017 to assist with the operating costs of Wabash County Transit (WCT).
 
Beverly Ferry, Chief Executive Officer of Living Well in Wabash County, presented information about the grant to the Wabash County Commissioners on June 13.
 
WCT has a projected budget of nearly $600,000 for 2017. Of that, nearly $199,000 comes from local sources. These sources include discounts granted to WCT by local businesses, which average between $20,000 and $60,000 per year.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
KC & The Sunshine Band to perform at Ford Theater
Harry Wayne Casey – better know as KC – will biring KC and the Sunshine to the Honeywell Center’s Ford for a July 2 concert. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
It’s been more than 40 years since Harry Wayne Casey burst upon the music scene.
 
Casey, better known as KC, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, has been getting people out on the dance floor with his sound that is a mixture of R&B and pop that spawned dance music.
 
KC will bring his unique sound to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater for a 7:30 p.m. show on July 2.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21

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