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WPD seeking applicants for probationary officer position

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash Police Department (WPD) is accepting applications for the position of probationary police officer starting through 4 p.m. Friday, December 13, according to Capt. Matt A. Benson, public information officer.

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City declares Wednesday 'Parkview Wabash Hospital Day'

HONORED:Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, president of Parkview Wabash Hospital, left, and Eric Schoening, Wabash City Council member, pose following the reading of Mayor Scott Long’s proclamation of Nov. 20 as “Parkview Wabash Hospital Day” during last week’s regular meeting.

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com Mayor Scott Long proclaimed Wednesday, Nov. 20 to be “Parkview Wabash Hospital Day,” according to a press release. The special day honors the hospital for its healthcare, employment, economic development,

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'We're not gonna take it'

SEA: Thousands of teachers, parents, students and activists fill the lawn outside of the Indiana State Capitol Tuesday while advocating for improved public school funding and a stronger voice in the Indiana General Assembly.

by Andrew Maciejewski - news@wabashplaindealer.com A sea of red enveloped the Indiana State Capitol Tuesday in hopes to bring change to education in Indiana. More than 10,000 Hoosier teachers, parents, administrators, students and activists brought awareness to a l

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Southwood choirs to present holiday concert

CONCERT:Southwood Junior-Senior High School choirs will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at St. Patrick’s Church in Lagro.

Staff Raeport Southwood Junior-Senior High School choirs will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at St. Patrick’s Church in Lagro, according to a press release. The singers will present seasonal and Christmas music including, “Carol of the Bell

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MCS bond sale begins

DISCUSSION: Michael Hensley, Manchester Community Schools board member, participates in the discussion of the bond sale during Tuesday’s meeting.

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com On Monday, the Manchester Community Schools’ $995,000 bond sale began after a series of approvals at Tuesday’s board meeting. “We are pursuing a bond of $995,000 to replace the roof on the Manchester

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Tallian talks issues after Hill announces re-election campaign

CANDIDATE:Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, is currently the only Democrat who has announcedtheir intention to seek the Indiana Attorney General office during next year’s general election.

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com Last week, Indiana Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill announced his intention to seek a second term despite facing professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license

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'It's all history now'

By Pete Jones Frederick M. Landis, a remarkable man whose political career was launched during a raucous Republican convention in Wabash, died 85 years ago. Only 10 days before his death, Landis was elected to what would have been his third term in the U.S. House o

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Nancy Christie honored at Winchester Senior Center ceremony

Staff Report On Wednesday, Sept. 25, a room full senior center participants gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Winchester Senior Center, according to a press release. The event was made possible with support from the Edward Jones offices in Wabash; Steve

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Medicare open enrollment period now open

SHIP: Volunteers Brenda Landis and Susan Hunter study the format of the redesigned government website for analyzing a client’s data.

Staff Report The team at the Living Well in Wabash County Winchester Senior Center announced that Medicare Open Enrollment lasts through Dec. 7, according to a press release. That means that anyone who has a Medicare Advantage plan, which usually covers both health

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

ACT:Cirque Dreams Holidaze returns to the Ford Theater stage for two full performances for audiences of all ages featuring world-class acts at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St. Provided photos

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com Cirque Dreams Holidaze returns to the Ford Theater stage for two full performances for audiences of all ages featuring world-class acts at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., accor

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Income growth surpasses state, national average

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash County’s per capita personal income for 2018 experienced an increase of 5.89 percent over the prior year, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This growth equated to a

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Salamonie Preschool 'Nature's Gift of Turkeys' event set

Staff Report Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Nature’s Gift of Turkeys” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, 3691 Ne

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'When Conflict Comes to Dinner'

FAMILY:Zach Erbaugh, playing the role of the father, right, andTara Smithson, playing the role of the mother, act out a family dinner Tuesday.

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com You know that Thanksgiving is coming up, as is Christmas. Given this, you may be used to the idea of uncomfortable conversations with extended family members during this time of year. What you may not be accustomed to

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Curtis Hill seeking new term amid groping case

By Rob Burgess and the Associated Press - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com Indiana’s attorney general, who is awaiting the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license, announced Thursday that he

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Manchester senior Francois is named Ambassador for Peace

AMBASSADOR:Manchester University senior Chris Francois has been named an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation.

By Anne Gregory Manchester University senior Chris Francois has been named an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation. The federation is a nonprofit organization with consultative status at the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council. Ambas

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'Intergenerational Storytime' at the NMPL

STORIES:Heidi Lovett, NMPL programming coordinator, left, shares stories Tuesday aboard thePeabody Retirement Community bus.

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com Holding Tuesday afternoon Storytimes at the North Manchester Public Library (NMPL) isn’t anything unusual. But, this week, the presence of the Peabody Retirement Community bus idling outside the front doors indi

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