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Arc of Wabash County honors 12 at annual banquet

Arc of Wabash County recognized seven of its members for their hard work and positive attitudes at the organization’s annual Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday, July 18. Following the ceremony, the award recipients posed for a photo with their plaques. Recipients included (from left) Community Employee of the Year Kristen Leming, Personal Growth Award winner Heather Thrope, Shelter Worker of the Year Autumn Allen, Outstanding Merit winner Mark Keiffer, Courage and Bravery Award winner Erin Reahard, Best Attendance Award winner Jeff Morris and Volunteer of the Year Tasha Legg. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Two Wabash-based businesses and 10 individuals were honored Tuesday evening, July 18, at the Arc of Wabash County annual Dinner and Meeting.

Arc of Wabash County is a human service agency that provides services and programs for youth and adults with disabilities. The evening served to update the organization’s board of directors and clients on the agency’s programs.

Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Backer joins Dorais sales staff

Ben Backer

By Joseph Slacian

Ben Backer has joined the sales staff of Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Backer began earlier in July.

“This is my first job in the automotive industry,” he said.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Jul 25
WCS Board approves administrator salaries
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education approved administrator salaries when it met on Monday, July 17.
 
Among the salaries approved were Superintendent Jason Callahan’s and Chief Business Officer and Athletic Director Matt Stone’s.
 
“The only changes from last year’s contract were the CFO, the principals and assistant principals all received a 2 percent increase,” Callahan told The Paper of Wabash County, “and then our director of technology integration had been low so we did the same but then we added in his extra days at his daily rate.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Local band to open for NewSong
By Joseph Slacian
 
A local Christian band will be the opening act when NewSong appears on Saturday, July 29, at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater.
 
The band, 390 East, is made up of pastors and members of local churches.
 
The eight-member band performed earlier this year at the Historic Eagles Theatre during a night of gospel music. The event, 85 United, sold upwards of 350 tickets, raised funds for New Beginnings Ministries, the local homeless shelter.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Vaudeville show kicks off ArtsFest
By Emma Rausch
 
The Vaudeville Variety Show will kick off ArtsFest on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and also be the final stage act at the Historic Eagles Theatre before the facility shuts down for two years to undergo construction, according to Josie Wade, program co-director.
 
Presented by Wabash Area Community Theater (WACT), the show will feature Elvis, an Irish jig and a “curious” duet as well as Modoc’s great escape, Mrs. Wade told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25
Hoffman says ‘farewell’ to Arc; Johnson takes over CEO/President role

Nancy Hoffman, former Arc of Wabash County President and CEO, begins her presentation of three community awards at the final annual Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday, July 18, in which she was a member of the organization. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

“We love you Nancy!”

Arc of Wabash County members shouted their farewells to Nancy Hoffman, the organization’s former President and CEO, at the association’s annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Tuesday, July 18.

Hoffman retired on June 30 after serving the Arc of Wabash County, a human service agency that provides services and programs for youth and adults with disabilities, for 41 years.

Posted on 2017 Jul 25
River defenders gear up for annual ‘Clean Out the Banks’
By Emma Rausch
 
Defenders are returning to the Wabash River on Saturday, July 29, to clear out debris at the annual Clean Out the Banks.
 
The Wabash River Defenders, a nonprofit organization that aims to care for and maintain the county’s namesake river, met Thursday, July 13, to finalize the main event’s plans.
 
So far, approximately 10 teams of volunteers have signed up to assist the clean up, but the organizing committee still encourages more to join, according to Michael Beauchamp, organization founder.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18
WRT opponents file second DNR permit appeal
By Joseph Slacian
 
Several opponents to the Wabash River Trail have filed an appeal to the latest Indiana Department of Natural Resources permit for work on the trail in Lagro.
 
On June 21, the DNR approved an After-the-Fact Construction in a Floodway permit for a new pedestrian bridge to be built over Lagro Creek. The After-the-Fact permit means some work has already taken place in the area prior to having received the permit.
 
The opponents – Glenn and Sheila Butcher, William Gray, Lena Gray, Leon Stout, Clyde Rife and Jennifer Rife – filed the appeal on July 3.
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 18

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