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Sheriff candidates propose solutions to staffing issues

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com With the primary election being weeks away, the Plain Dealer is running a series of articles looking at each of the candidates for Wabash County sheriff. The third and final article explores candidate platfo

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City recognizes retirees for public service

POLICE: Mayor Scott Long awards a plaque to Wabash City Police Captain John Burnsworth at the April 23 City Council meeting.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com The City of Wabash recognized the retirements of the longest-tenured officer of the Wabash City Police Department and a Wabash Parks Department employee who helped establish the enduring public spaces Wabas

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County Council fields property tax questions

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Residents have been frequenting the Wabash County Auditor’s Office and County Council meetings asking questions about why their property taxes rose significantly this year. Wabash City resident Dennis

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Candidates see few options on solving jail overcrowding

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com With the primary election being weeks away, the Plain Dealer is running a series of articles looking at each of the candidates for Wabash County sheriff. The second article explores candidate platforms to ad

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County approves bridge replacement

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash Countys Board of Commissioners on Monday agreed to pay more than $3,500 for just compensation of land needed to replace a bridge along Wabash Conty Road 1200S over Cart Creek. The County needs th

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Spring weather sparks prom rush

PROM: Tippecanoe Valley High School seniors Hannah Ames and Morgan Gilbertson look through prom dresses at Ellen’s Bridal & Dress Boutique in Wabash on Monday afternoon. Boutique owner Lisa Downs says her store has been flooded with prom customers after a slow start to the traditional prom season. She believes the unusually cold spring is partially to blame.

Spring weather sparks prom rush

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City approves permit to break ground for Inclusive Playground

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com - The Wabash City Board of Works on Thursday approved an application for the groundbreaking for the Inclusive Playground, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. The board unanimously approved of two 

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Spring flowering trees

ASK THE LANDSCAPER by LEESA METZGER A former horticulture and botany teacher and owner of Metzger Landscaping & Garden Center in North Manchester answers reader’s questions about gardening and landscaping. I’m a Hoosier girl, and spring is on

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How to address the county's drug problem? Sheriff's candidates speak

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com With the primary election mere weeks away, the Plain Dealer will begin publishing a series of articles looking at each of the candidates for Wabash County sheriff. This first article explores candidate

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Businesses lead by example

BLOWER: Jarrod McKee, vice president of the Crossroads Bank Investment Center, sweepsthe sidewalk in preparation for the Wabash Street Department street cleaning crew.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Brooms and leaf blowers flung dust into the air on Friday morning as the community cleaned downtown streets in preparation for festival season. Employees from Modoc’s Market, Crossroads Bank

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School corporations consider solar energy projects

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Local school corporations are working with renewable energy companies to potentially save millions of dollars in utility costs before Senate Bill 309 takes away incentives that provide rebates for

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Mediators to help ease family court backlog

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash County courts are bringing in mediators to alleviate a backlog in family court cases, which are currently booked through the next five to six months. Civil cases like divorce and custody disputes are oft

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Bowen Center gives Centennial Awards

AWARD: Bowen Center CEO Kurt Carlson awardsWabash City Schools Superintendent Jason Callahan with the Doc Bowen Distinguished Services award during the Bowen Center’s celebration of Otis Bowen’s 100th birthday on Wednesday.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Bowen Center board members, employees and administration honored the legacy and memory of Otis “Doc” Bowen by presenting awards to Wabash community members whose work transformed mental health s

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'This place is home'

COLLEGE: Wabash Jr.-Sr. High School senior Gage Miller talks about his plans to attend Purdue University to studyactuarial science. Miller said he wants to move out West, but he could also see himself living in Wabash.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Top performing students were encouraged to pursue their dreams here at home during the 18th annual Honor Student Luncheon, hosted by the Wabash Business Alliance and North Manchester Chamber of Commerce on

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Roann School demolition bid accepted

SCHOOL: The formerRoann school building will be torn down this summer, but officials say key parts of the building will be preserved in memorium of the building’s history.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com On April 17, Roann’s Town Council accepted a bid from Dore & Associates Contracting, totalling more than $256,000, to demolish the old Roann school building, Roann clerk treasurer B

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FAME Festival 2018: island culture comes to Wabash

MUSIC: A musician from Chinese Families and Friends of Fort Wayne performs at FAME Festival last year. This year, the cultural theme is Oceania, featuring crafts and performances related toAustralia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Samoa and Easter Island.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Attendees at this year’s Wabash FAME Festival Saturday will have the opportunity to interact with island cultures from around the world at the Honeywell Center. Festival goers will be able to watch pe

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Local leaders reflect on Barbara Bush

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash County’s Republican and Democratic chairpersons put politics aside yesterday as they expressed their condolences and gratitude for former First Lady Barbara Bush, who died April 17 at the age o

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