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Roann school demo on schedule for July

CRUMBLING HISTORY:The old school in Roann sits exposed to the elements as crews work to complete demolition on the building.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com ROANN — The old Roann school demolition is underway and expected to finish by mid-July, but the demolition team has taken on the ambitious task of finishing ahead of schedule. The Town of Roann is home to the ol

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Flooding, hazardous weather possible this weekend

by the WPD STAFF The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued several warnings for the Wabash County area, which may see flash flooding, strong wind, funnel clouds, and flooding along the Eel River. A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of the c

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Honeywell books RENT, Craig Ferguson

DEBUT: The Broadway sensation RENT is coming to the Honeywell Center for the first time in December.

by the WPD STAFF Broadway sensation RENT, late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson and instrumental group Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos will make their debut at the Honeywell Center in 2018. The three shows were added to the Honeywell Center’s 2018 lineup t

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Good Ole' Days to carry on despite rain

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com Lagro’s annual Good Ole’ Days festival returns this weekend, and despite inclement weather, organizers plan for most of the festival’s events to carry on as scheduled. Vendors were setting up fo

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WCS to launch business program

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash City Schools will launch a new entrepreneurial program this fall. WCS Superintendent Jason Callahan recently updated the school board regarding INCubatoredu, a new curriculum which will bring students an

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Pool attendance could break records

SPLASH: Community youth spend their Wednesday afternoon at the Honeywell Pool.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com With around 720 visitors at the opening day of the Mark C. Honeywell Pool, the current summer season has proven to be a popular one. Wabash City Parks Department Superintendent Adam Hall said the pool has

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Petition pushes for MCS referendum

by MACKENZI KLEMANN mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com NORTH MANCHESTER — Concerned citizens residing in the Manchester Community Schools district were able to gather 535 signatures in a single day petitioning to have the school corporation’s multi-millio

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'Escape Hour' brings games downtown

LOCK: A look inside the Charley Creek Asylum, one of Escape Hour’s three escape rooms.

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com Michael and Mandi Rigney spend many of their weekends seated behind a curtain in the control room at 1020 N. Cass St., watching as families and youth groups search for clues in Wabash’s only escape room, Es

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MCS voters file petition for referendum

by the WPD STAFF - The Wabash County Office of Voter Registration confirmed on Tuesday that it has received the required signatures to certify a petition in favor of a referendum regarding the Manchester Community School corporation’s building improvements

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O.J. Neighbours principal resignation 'bittersweet'

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com O.J. Neighbours Elementary School Principal Danielle Miller’s resignation was announced and accepted by the Wabash City School Board during a meeting Monday evening. Miller’s resignation comes from

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- On Wednesday, June 13, the Plain Dealer inaccurately reported that a local woman had pleaded guilty on June 4 to charges of dealing methamphetamine and heroin, when in fact the woman has not pleaded guilty because she did not attend her plea hearing on that day

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Animal shelter requests more funding for '19

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash County Animal Shelter (WCAS) is asking Wabash County to increase its funding to the shelter in 2019, citing maintenance and expansion plans for the shelter. Shelter Manager Doug Bogert told the Wabas

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Community bonds over 'Beer and Yoga'

POSE: From left, Rebekah Haynes, Madison Miller and Kristen Petruniw prepare for a “Beer and Yoga” session held at Chapman’s in downtown Wabash. Participants are encouraged to stay for drinks after the yoga class concludes.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Six joined in the effort to begin establishing a yoga community within Wabash as they gathered in Chapman’s Brewing Saturday morning for the second of three classes offered throughout the month of June. I

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Wabash witnesses near-record high temp

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com After a heat advisory swept through northern Indiana over the weekend, lower temperatures are expected in Wabash and the northeastern region of the state later this week. Due to low cloud coverage heat index va

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Elks share flag passion with crowd

FLAG: (From left) Russ Abell of the Elks and Steve Conner, Don Cole and Paul King Sr. of the American Legion take part in Thursday’s Flag Day celebration at the Honeywell Center Plaza. Conner said it is the first time the event has been hosted at Honeywell.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Nearly 400 people gathered on the Honeywell Center’s plaza for a Flag Day ceremony led by the Elks Lodge 471 and the American Legion Post 15 last Thursday. “Celebrating the flag is extremely importa

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MSD seeks council partnership for SROs

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com Administrators with the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County hope they can form a partnership with the Wabash County Council to provide school resource officers for the north and south ends of the distri

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4-H Fair returns July 13

by HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com When the Wabash County 4-H Fair returns July 13-21, attendees will see some new activities to complement the traditional shows they’ve come to know and love. The fair kicks off with the queen pageant Wednesday, July

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