The prospect of a new facility for the Wabash County Jail has been looming over local leaders, and a special meeting Thursday at the Heartland REMC Community Room allowed them to address taxpayers and answer their concerns.

Chairman and District 4 councilmember Kyle Bowman said the “jail has been a point of discussion for quite a few years now.”

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