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Paperworks receives 10-year tax abatement
By Joseph Slacian
 
Paperworks Industries received a 10-year tax abatement to build a 45,000-square-foot warehouse at its facility.
 
The Wabash City Council unanimously approved the request when it met Monday, July 24.
 
“This is a great project,” Paperworks General Manager Chris Wetherford said. “It’s great for the company. It’s great for the community. 
 
“It’s a big project and is going to take several months to complete.”
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 01
Young Farmers collect food for local pantries

Adam Renbarger, president of the Wabash County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers, unloads food donated during the Wabash County 4-H Fair at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center’s food pantry. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Visitors to the Wabash County 4-H Fair donated more than 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food to be split among three food pantries across the county.

Sponsored by the Wabash County Farm Bureau Young Farmers, donors were able to receive one ticket to the Indiana State Fair for every five items of non-perishable food donated the week of the fair.

This is the second year that the group has had this food drive. Last year, Young Farmers President Adam Renbarger said, more than 950 pounds of food was donated.

Posted on 2017 Aug 01
Blanton joins Wabash Police Department

Mayor Scott Long reads the oath of office to Paige M. Blanton, who is the newest member of the Wabash Police Department. Her hiring now puts WPD at full strength. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Paige M. Blanton received the oath of office to become a probationary patrolman on the Wabash Police Department.

Blanton received the oath of office on Monday, July 24, from Mayor Scott Long during the Wabash City Council meeting. Looking on during the ceremony were her parents and brother.

Posted on 2017 Aug 01
City OKs automobile dismantling business
By Joseph Slacian
 
An automobile dismantling and storage yard received a special exception on Thursday, July 20, from the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals. The board approved the measure 4-0, with board member Todd Titus absent.
 
The facility will be located at Metal Source, 1773 S. Wabash St.
 
Attorney Josh Petruniw, representing Metal Source owner Ben Gebhart, said the dismantling and storage facility would be located on two parcels that are approximately 26 acres each, according to minutes from the meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Frosty and Friends to dedicate facility on Saturday
By Joseph Slacian
 
IJAMSVILLE -- Frosty and Friends Exotic Bird Rescue will host an open house and dedication on Saturday, July 29.
 
The rescue, which is now home to about 115 exotic birds, was located in a former church building in Ijamsville since the fall of 2014. Founders Mark and Deb Henderson have spent the last several years raising funds and refurbishing a Morton building just north of the old church to serve as the sanctuary.
 
It is at that building in which the open house and dedication will take place. The grand opening will take place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, with the dedication ceremony at 3 p.m., Mrs. Henderson said.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Officials pleased with 2017 fair week
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash County 4-H officials were pleased with the 2017 edition of the Wabash County 4-H Fair.
 
It was a good week, Angela Christopher, Purdue Extension Wabash County 4-H Youth Educator, and Jeff Michel, Wabash County 4-H Council President, agreed Friday night, July 21, during an interview with The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Commissioners modify tattoo ordinance
By David Fenker
 
Tattoo and body piercing establishments in Wabash County may soon see a decrease in their yearly permit fees.
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners adopted General Ordinance 2017-85-03 at its Monday, July 24, meeting, which amends GO 2015-85-3 Sections 23.1.2 and 23.2.4 to lower permit fees for businesses with no violations.
 
“The Health Department asked that you change some permit fees,” County Attorney Steve Downs said at the meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Shriners plan parade on Aug. 5
By Joseph Slacian
 
A Shriners Parade will take place in downtown Wabash on Aug. 5.
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety approved a special event application for the parade when it met on Thursday, July 20. The application was one of six approved by the board at its bi-weekly meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25

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