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The nominations are now closed for the Plain Dealer’s annual Best of Wabash County contest, and voting has now begun.

Guardian Long Range showed their ongoing support of the Growing Teens for Life, White’s Residential and Family Services vocational development program, by becoming an Impact Partner, according to communications specialist Becca Andrews.

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Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to get immunized against influenza after confirming the first flu-related death of the 2021-22 flu season, according to a press release.

Grow Wabash County was honored to join so many people from the community Thursday, Oct. 14 to celebrate a whole slate of incredible people and businesses that have helped Wabash County thrive in 2021, according to project manager for marketing and events Chelsea Boulrisse.

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On Sept. 20, 1921, the hospital that would later evolve into Parkview Wabash Hospital opened a brand-new facility and established a tradition of local, professional healthcare that endures to this day, according to public relations specialist Leslie Megison.

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The Indiana State Police (ISP) Peru Post will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the 21st nationwide “Prescription Drug Take-Back” initiative, said ISP Peru Post public information officer Sgt. Tony Slocum.

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Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

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Tesla will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Honeywell Center. Most seats are $29 or $59, with limited premium seating for $125. For more information, visit honeywellarts.org.

Grow Wabash County (GWC) will be hosting Adam Bartrom of Barnes & Thornburg out of Fort Wayne for a lunch and learn event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the GWC conference room, 214 S. Wabash St., according to project manager for marketing and events Chelsea Boulrisse.

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On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported the 101st COVID-19 death in Wabash County.

The monthly meeting of the Frances Slocum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) took place on Tuesday, Oct, 12 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Activity Room, according to regent Barbara Amiss.

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The Wabash Area Community Theater (WACT) has just concluded yet another show, but that doesn't mean they're resting by any means.

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On Saturday, the Manchester High School (MHS) Squire Band advanced to the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Finals.

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For the second time this year, a new gateway billboard has been installed in Wabash County – this time in North Manchester.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 286 in Wabash will host a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at 3678 W. Old 24, according to Dan Ford.

The Somerset Lions Club has planned a euchre event for Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Somerset Community Building, 21 W. Old Slocum Trail, Somerset, according to Boots Jack.

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The long months since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Indiana in early 2020 have been hard for everyone, as Manchester High School (MHS) band director Jeff Huber can attest.

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On Friday, Wabash County passed a grim milestone as the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported the 100th local COVID-19 death.

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The city of Wabash is now accepting applications for appointees to two Wabash City School (WCS) board seats.

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Two women -- one from North Manchester and another from Goshen -- were arrested late last month on various felony methamphetamine charges.

Wabash City Hall and all non-emergency offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11, for Columbus Day, according to Mayor Scott Long's assistant Bev Vanderpool. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12.

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A Wabash native is returning to his hometown this week after launching a successful comedy career. Michael Palascak is a comedian, writer, and actor now based in Los Angeles.

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Nominations are now open for the Plain Dealer's annual Best of Wabash County contest. However, the window to submit your favorites will close soon. This means if you have any intention of highlighting the best in your community, you have only a few days left to do so.

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Over the weekend, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported the 94th and 95th COVID-19 deaths in Wabash County. Since the pandemic began, Wabash County has now tallied more than 5,000 cases of COVID-19 total.

Indiana State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) held its “Celebrate the Society” convention Saturday, June 12 at the Primo Banquet and Convention Center in Indianapolis, according to Nancy Kolb.

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For the second time this year, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in honor of a North Manchester boy who is fighting cancer.

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After last year's celebration was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Manchester Public Library (NMPL) is planning a return of their popular annual Halloween Party, said adult department manager and marketing coordinator Jeanna Hann.