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City prepping for snow storm

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com The National Weather Service is predicting the Ind. 24 corridor to get the worst of the storm headed for Indiana this weekend. While rumors of a foot of snow have circulated throughout the week, Meteorologist Kyle Bro

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Fire takes out abandoned home

FIRE: Wabash City Firefighters pull the hose into place to put out the flames at 319 W. Euclid St. on Wednesday.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com A home was severely damaged in a structure fire on Wednesday afternoon. Wabash Fire Department responded to a call at 319 W. Euclid St. for an active structure fire. When they arrived on scene, the home was “ful

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Council votes 5-2 for new rental property

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash City Council voted 5-2 in favor of a new zoning ordinance at its first reading on Monday. Dave Snavely is requesting that a 6-acre parcel of land located at Mill and Olive streets be rezoned to build multip

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Alber house for sale

Before: Alber House, shown before recent improvements were made to the property.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com One of the oldest homes in Wabash is newly remodeled and now up for sale. The Alber House, located at 45 E. Sinclair St. in Wabash, was built in 1848 by 29-year-old Phillip Alber and his brother in less than two weeks

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Pulse of Wabash

  Free Low Impact Fitness Taught by MJ McClelland three days a week, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Living Well Winchester Center, 239 Bond Street; no registration required.   Miller’s luncheon Thursday, Jan. 17, 11

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Suspected dealers arrested in drug bust

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com Four individuals were arrested on drug related charges out of a mobile home residence in Wabash last week. Wabash County Sheriff’s Department received information on illegal drug activity at a lot in Rhoades Mob

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Parkview Wabash invests in safer ambulances

CUBBIES: Compartments were replaced with cubbies that are easily accessible from the harness chairs and contain all of the essentials for treating patients on the road. Medics can now access medication, IV supplies, radios and monitors without unbuckling.

by Andrew Maciejewski - news@wabashplaindealer.com Each year, an estimated 4,500 ambulances crash across the U.S., causing 33 deaths on average, and in 84 percent of those accidents, paramedics were not restrained, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Admin

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Snow keeps majestic birds hidden

WINTER CHILL: A crowd braves the winter weather during an eagle watching event at Mississinewa Lake on Saturday.

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com PERU — Few eagles were spotted at a free sunrise eagle watching event put on by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services Center on Saturday. The event, which took place on Mississinewa Lake, took place duri

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MSD graduation rates top in county

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com Superintendent Mike Keaffaber of Metropolitan School District of Wabash County focused on the latest graduation rates for the corporation during the regular school board meeting on Tuesday, noting their district’

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Pulse of Wabash

Sheriff awarding scholarships Wabash County Sheriff Ryan Baker announced Wednesday that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors and college students pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

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Murder suspect sentenced to 60 years

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com A 34-year-old woman from Columbia City was sentenced to 60 years Monday in Wabash County Circuit Court for the murder of her ex-husband. Tiffany Chapman-Lane turned herself in for the murder of Jacob Chapman in May 20

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The Paper, News-Journal sold

BY Kaitlin Gebby kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com Two Wabash County publications were sold last week to a media group based in Fowlerton.  The Paper of Wabash County and the North Manchester News-Journal were sold last Friday by the Reeses, who have owned the we

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CSI: Wabash coming to Chapman's

TEST RUN: Friends of Michael Rigney take the first look at CSI:Wabash, a crime-solving game in conjuction with Escape Hour Wabash that will make its first appearance at Chapman’s Brewing Company this weekend.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com This weekend at Chapman’s Brewery Company, curious crime solvers will have 30 minutes to figure out who the killer is in a CSI-style mystery put on by Escape Hour. High school teachers Michael and Aman

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Wabash deploys safety hotline

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash City Schools has started a Safe School Helpline for students and the public to submit tips anonymously concerning individual student and school safety. The initiative is something the school corporation always

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