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Woman faces neglect charges

Emma Moore

By The Paper staff

A Wabash woman is facing a felony charge following a recent Indiana State Police investigation.

According to a news release from the ISP, the woman, Emma Moore, 22, Wabash, was arrested on a warrant alleging a charge of felony neglect of a dependent.

The warrant was served by officers from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, to Moore, at the Wabash County Jail where she is currently incarcerated from a previous arrest.

 

 

Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Big Blue Blocks exhibit opens at Wabash museum

A youngster from the Wesley Academy tries out the blocks. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

A new display has opened in the Wabash County Historical Museum’s Parkview Wabash Education Center.

The Big Blue Blocks exhibit opened on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The exhibit features larger, foam blocks, similar to children’s Tinker Toys. It allows the youngsters to build different structures of all sizes by linking the blocks together via their holes over different shapes and sizes.

The blocks combine all the benefits of block play on a larger-than-life-size scale that encourage kids to play together in groups and have more fun. Children can enjoy a variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games. The blocks are meant to inspire children to design their own inventions, environments and activities, according to officials.

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Model of Roann bridge on display at Town Hall

Jim Huffman shows off the model of the Roann Covered Bridge, which is now on display at the Roann Town Hall. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

ROANN – A “diamond in the rough” that has been kept in a Roann garage for 25 years is now on permanent display at the Town Hall.

In 1992, Roann resident Jim Huffman spent the first six months of his retirement creating a replica of the Roann Covered Bridge. Made out of old pine, the model bridge, which stands about 2 1/2-feet tall and about 5-feet long, was donated to the town about two months ago.

It originally sat atop a counter until a table was built by J&K Woodworking in North Manchester.

Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Golf outing kicks off 26th annual United Fund fundraising campaign
Scott Beuhrer prepares to tee off during the Wabash Rotary Club’s golf outing for the Wabash County United Fund. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County United Fund kicked off its 2017 fall fundraising campaign at the Wabash Rotary Club Golf Outing on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
 
Despite looming clouds and scattered showers, nearly 60 individuals packed their clubs and headed to the Honeywell Golf Course to support the 26th annual benefit event.
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Honeywell Pool attendance down in 17
By Joseph Slacian
 
Attendance at the Honeywell Pool was down this summer from 2016.
 
Last summer, 18,037 people visited the pool, compared to 14,790 this year, according to figures released to the Wabash Park Board by Park Superintendent Adam Hall.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Mayor makes several proclamations
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two special events were honored when the Wabash City Council met on Monday, Sept. 11.
 
Mayor Scott Long declared the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
School budget hearing brings no comments
By Joseph Slacian
 
No one from the public spoke Monday night, Sept. 11, during a Wabash City Council public hearing on the 2018 Wabash City Schools budget.
 
The council hearing is required under state statute because it appoints the members of the school board. 
 
The budget is a total of $13.8 million, with the largest part of it -- $10.2 million – in the General Fund.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19
Manchester schools to remain in WMAP
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester Community Schools has officially chosen to remain in the Wabash Miami Area Program.
 
The MCS Board of School Trustees voted unanimously at its Sept. 12 meeting to allow Interim Superintendent Mike Pettibone to send a letter rescinding the district’s previous decision to leave the program.
 
Posted on 2017 Sep 19

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