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Lighthouse Mission seeking grant for move

THRIFT: The Lighthouse Mission is applying for a grant that would allow the organization to move from its current Cass Street location, where it has been since 2005.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash’s Lighthouse Mission is applying for a grant that would allow the nonprofit organization to buy and renovate a building, as the organization has outgrown its current Cass Street location. “Th

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Preserving history

DOORS: Friends of St. Patrick’s Church President Janet Poole greets guests outside the church on Saturday.

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com LAGRO — What does it take to keep the historic St. Patrick’s church operational? The church may only be open for mass one Sunday each month, but there’s still quite a bit of maintenance that goe

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Library to bring 'Zombie Walk' downtown

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash Carnegie Public Library will start the month of October in spooky fashion with its inaugural FrankenZombie Walk, to be held in conjunction with First Friday on Oct. 5. The event, according to Executi

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'Once Upon a Mattress' coming to Ford Theater

SING: “Once Upon a Time” lead Elizabeth Brown sings during rehearsal.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash Area Community Theater will be bringing a tale that includes dancing, music and plenty of comedy to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater next weekend in the theatre group’s rendition of &#

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Fall cleanup set for early October

by the WPD STAFF Wabash’s fall cleanup will be held Oct. 1-6, the Wabash Street Department announced this week. Residents who would like to get rid of oversized items may do so over the course of the week, either by leaving qualified items at the curb during

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Phased-in NIPSCO gas rate increase takes effect Oct. 1

MERRILLVILLE (AP) — Higher natural gas rates for Northern Indiana Public Service Co. will take effect Oct. 1 and cost the average residential customer about $8 more per month when fully phased in. NIPSCO said Thursday the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

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City consider year's sixth demo order

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash City Board of Works and Public Safety on Thursday has delayed the demolition order of an unsafe property so as to allow the owner more time to pursue demolition options. The owners of 131 E. Maple St

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Weeks of practice 'worth it' at O.J. Neighbours

GAMES: Kindergarten studentstake part in one of several colonial games.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com With the steady beating of a drum and the smell of wood smoke hanging in the air, second grade students at O.J. Neighbours Elementary School reenacted traditional Native American songs and dances for a crowd of

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MSD study results to be made public

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com A public sharing session will be held next Tuesday, Sept. 25 regarding the recent MSD of Wabash County stakeholder study. Representatives from Yager Educational Services met with volunteer focus groups over sever

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Work resumes at Bedford

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com Crews are back out at the Bedford lot this week after state agencies gave their approval of designs submitted by Forza, the Zionsville-area real estate development firm overseeing the restoration project. The pro

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Hall brings campaign tour to town

TALK: Congressional hopeful Mel Hall talks to prospective voters at the Main View Inn on Monday.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com NORTH MANCHESTER — Mel Hall brought his campaign to town Monday for a special town hall at the Main View Inn. Hall is the Democratic nominee for Indiana’s Second District U.S. House of Representatives seat

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Bishop releases names of 'credibly accused'

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com NORTH MANCHESTER — Two former Catholic priests who worked at the St. Robert Bellarmine parish in North Manchester during the 1980s are named in a list of former Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese clergy members

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Urbana man injured in Huntington crash

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com HUNTINGTON -- Two Huntington women are dead and three others hospitalized, including an Urbana man, after a head-on collision on Ind. Road 16 west of Huntington County Road 635 around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according t

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