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No one attends school budget hearing
By Joseph Slacian
 
No one attended a public hearing Monday night on the 2017 Wabash City Schools budget. 
 
The budget, as advertised, stands at $13.3 million, according to the district’s Business Manager Matt Stone. 
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
Assessor requests funds for new software purchase
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
Higher productivity and fewer opportunities for mistakes were the reasons why the Wabash County Assessor asked for $122,800 from the Commissioners at their Aug. 22 meeting.
 
Wabash County Assessor Kelly Schenkel presented information to the commissioners regarding a new CAMA software package costing $122,800 for her office. According to Schenkel, the Assessor has been with the same company, Thomson Reuters, since the mid-1980s.
 
“We’re just to the point where there’s something better out there. There hasn’t been something better for a long time, but XSoft now has 53 counties, so that tells you something,” she said.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 23
DNR approves migratory bird, waterfowl hunting dates
From the DNR
 
The hunting season dates for waterfowl and other migratory birds in Indiana have been finalized.


 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted the dates as proposed, with no changes.
The season dates for webless migratory game birds are: 

 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
City Council gets update on CSO project
A map details the plans for the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan project. Photo provided
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Keith Bryant presented the Wabash City Council an update on the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan project when the Council met on Monday, Aug. 8.
 
Bryant, of United Consulting, explained the history of the project to the predominantly new council. He also outlined some of the work that will be coming in the future.
 
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management have required Indiana communities with combined sewer systems to develop plans to mitigate combined sewer overflows in order to meet the Clean Water Act and resulting Water Quality Standards.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Local Relay for Life raises awareness, advocates American Cancer Society
Cancer survivors walk the track at Paradise Spring Historical Park at the annual Relay for Life of Wabash County on Saturday, Aug. 13. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Despite the threat of rain, participants and supporters of the Relay for Life of Wabash County marched on at Paradise Spring Historical Park Saturday, Aug. 13.
 
Co-chair Aaron Holley admitted the day’s turnout was smaller than last year’s event. 
 
However, as survivors and caregivers walked the track later in the evening, Holley told The Paper of Wabash County its best to remember why Relay supporters assemble annually in the first place.
 
“It’s all about the people and honoring them,” Holley told The Paper of Wabash County. “We haven’t been down, if you, will financially, but that’s just a small part of it. That’s not the reason we’re here.”
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Chili for Charity gets OK to use Paradise Spring
Todd Dazey (right) samples chili at the 13th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-Off. On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the charity cook-off received permission to host its 14th annual event at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off received permission Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, to use Paradise Spring Historical Park for the 14th annual event.
 
The Wabash Park Board voted 3-1 to grant permission. John Salb voted against the measure, citing the sale of alcohol during the event.
 
Chili Planning Committee member Marc Shelley made the request on behalf of the organizers.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Manchester school board OKs budget advertisement
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER --  The Manchester Community Schools Board of School Trustees gave permission to advertise their 2016-2017 budget at their August meeting.
 
Business Manager Scott Bumgardner presented the budget, which totaled $10,217,000. He said that the total for the general fund, which is 100 percent funded through the students, is based off an enrollment of 1,570 students. The district receives funds from the state based on the number of enrolled students.
 
“We did receive a small increase this year in our per student rate from the state, so we’re in good shape in the general fund,” he said.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16
Disc golf course to get new look
By Joseph Slacian
 
The disc golf course at Wabash City Park could soon be getting a new look.
 
Josh Tart, a representative of the Cannonball Disc Golf Club, discussed with the Wabash Park Board the club’s plans to change the layout of the course.
 
In addition to giving the course a different layout, Tart said the club is trying to raise funds to replace about 11 baskets around the course.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 16

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