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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

By Matt Sedensky - Ap National Writer
INDIANAPOLIS — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother’s womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now he . . . more »


Rock City Lofts project enters final stages

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
Tenants may start moving in to the new Rock City Lofts senior housing complex before the end of the year if construction stays on schedule.
Contractors had previously hoped for the first wave of tenants to mov . . . more »


Rainforest Play Park reaches fundraising goal

By Mackenzi Klemann - Mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com
Local families in search of a place to play this winter may be in luck. The Wabash County YMCA’s crowdfunding campaign recently reached its $50,000 goal, qualifying the playground for a $50,000 state matchi . . . more »


City confirms school board appointments

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Wabash City Council voted to appoint two new members to the Wabash City Schools (WCS) Board of Trustees on Monday.
The appointments come after six candidates were interviewed for the seats by the Council i . . . more »


Commission adjusts WECS ordinance

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Wabash County Plan Commission unanimously approved a revised copy of the county’s Wind Energy Conservation (WECS) ordinance last week in a move that the commission hopes will address concerns of R . . . more »


A holly, jolly trolley trip

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
Trolley No. 85 took a special trip to Wabash’s own version of the North Pole on Sunday as kids and parents embarked on the first annual Jolly Trolley tour.
Wabash County Convention and Visitor’s Bu . . . more »


Few accidents recorded during season's first snow

By The Wpd Staff
There were few reported accidents over the weekend despite the first snow storm of the season taking place on Saturday.
The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department reported three single car slide-offs between 9:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, a . . . more »


MSD to vote on future of Phase II

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County (MSD) School Board of Trustees will vote next week on whether to withdraw from phase two of the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s “Studies fo . . . more »


Educators weigh in on implications of 'pathways'

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
Educators are raising concerns about the state’s new high school graduation requirements that will take effect with the 2019 freshmen class, today’s seventh graders.
The new “pathways,” . . . more »


City Council to reconsider school board appointments

By The Wpd Staff
The Wabash City Council on Monday will revisit its decision to appoint Tony Pulley and Rob Kelscheimer to the Wabash City Schools Board of Trustees, a decision that was reached during an executive session meeting that Indiana Public Access Counselo . . . more »


Medicare and drug coverage: Some good news, some bad

By Wendell Potter - Rural Health News Service
One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to Medicare beneficiaries has been the gradual closing of a big and costly gap called the “doughnut hole” in the prescription drug (Medicare Part D) program. By . . . more »