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Hall Hopeful after Pennsylvania Race

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

A special U.S. Congress election won by a Democrat in Pennsylvania has given Mel Hall, a Democratic candidate for Indiana’s  Second U.S. House District, an enhanced sense of hopefulness and confidence as the May 8 primary nears.


Hall is one of six candidates on the Democrat ballot.


Democrat Conor Lamb won the Pennsylvania’s 18th District’s special election over Republican Rick Saccone by a slim margin in a district won by President Donald Trump by 20 points.


Indiana’s Second District was also won by Trump by 20 points.


During a meeting with The Paper staff Thursday, March 15, Hall said Lamb was successful because he focused on economics, healthcare and what Democrats are for.


“(Lamb) worked really hard,” Hall said. “And, I don’t think there is any substitute in any line of work, whether it’s farming or newspaper writing or editing, or starting and running a business – there’s no substitute for hard work. That’s what we’re doing. We do this full time.


“Candidates who are willing, and say it right out front, ‘I’m going to work across the aisle,’ candidates who work hard, and candidates who are more focused on getting something done than being ideological which puts us at opposite ends – that’s the formula that works,” Hall added.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Justice Goff addresses students at academic recognition banquet

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Christopher Goff addresses students at the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County academic recognition banquet on Tuesday, March 13. 

By Josh Sigler

jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Long before he became an Indiana Supreme Court Justice, Christopher Goff was a student at Southwood High School.


By his own admission, he was a pretty average student, unlike the honor students he addressed at the Tuesday, March 13, academic honors recognition banquet for Metropolitan School District of Wabash County seniors, held at the Honeywell Center.


“The lessons I learned at MSD were lessons that have stayed with me in my life,” Goff said. “I always hoped when I’m invited to speak at something like this, that I can share some things that might be helpful to you as you make this transition into another important stage in your life. “
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
County sets salt bid opening date

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Wabash County will open salt bids for the 2018-2019 winter season at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 16.


County Highway Superintendent John Martin requested the date at the brief March 19 meeting of the county commissioners, who approved it.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Wabash holds safe school rally

Wabash High School students Jordan Smith and Alexya Freeman hold up a sign during a safe school rally for Wabash High School and Middle School students Wednesday, March 14. Photo by Josh Sigler


By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash High School principal Kyle Wieland lost sleep over it: worrying that a safe school rally organized by students would turn ugly or be made into something it wasn’t.


Wieland was both relieved and proud of his students following the rally Wednesday, March 14.


The rally didn’t focus on divisive issues like gun control, like some school walkout rallies around the country focused on. Instead, students focused on driving home the idea creating an atmosphere of inclusion so that kids feel welcome and not outcast in an attempt to keep their school safe.


Hundreds of Wabash Middle School and Wabash High School students attended the peaceful rally Wednesday at the Oskewawa statue located between the two schools.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
City declares National Safe Place Week

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Mayor Scott Long, at Monday’s Wabash City Council meeting, declared the week of March 18-24 as National Safe Place Week in Indiana.


The week serves to increase awareness about the importance of youth safety and the dangers young people face when they feel they have nowhere to go or are in crisis situations, according to Jan Williams, who oversees the local program through the Huntington County Youth Service Bureau.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
MSD study decision could come soon

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

A decision on the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County’s studies for advancement could come as soon as the next board meeting.


At the end of the Tuesday, March 13, MSD meeting, a member of the public, Michael Rigney, asked the board when it might have a decision. He was told it could come as early as the meeting on Tuesday, March 27.


The MSD board is seeking an independent study for advancement after voting in December to remove itself from the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s study for advancement, a study that included all of the county’s school districts.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Southwood robotics teams fare well at state

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Southwood’s Elementary School’s robotics teams were recognized for their achievements at the state championships during an abbreviated Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting Tuesday, March 13.


The two teams fared well at the state competition, where squads were placed in divisions of 50 teams each.


In their respective divisions, the Red team placed 21st and the Gray team placed 11th. The Gray team fared well enough to move on to compete in the finals round.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20
Teamwork stressed at State of the Communities breakfast

Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson gets help buttoning his shirt sleeve from Wabash County Commissioner Barry Eppley. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Teamwork is the key to any success Wabash County communities experienced the past year.


That was the major theme Wednesday morning, March 14, as representatives from Wabash County and its five incorporated communities spoke at Grow Wabash County’s State of the Community Breakfast at the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall.


Two speakers – Wabash County Commissioners President Brian Haupert and Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson – used analogies to stress the importance of teamwork.


“Geese fly in formation for a reason,” Haupert told the 161 people in attendance. “Flying together in formation, the flock can fly 71 percent further than if a single goose were to fly on its own.


“With all the economic and political stresses placed on counties, cities and towns, working together makes more sense now than ever. Working together we can make our towns, our city, our county, grow and be prosperous, with the benefit being not only for ourselves, but for future generations who will call Wabash County their home.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 20

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