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River Defenders begin quest for water quality

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Wabash River Defenders have started the latest phase of their project to improve water quality along local tributaries to the Wabash River.
The Treaty Creek-Wabash River Watershed project has been talked a . . . more »

   

A Charley Creek Christmas



By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Charley Creek Gardens have been turned into a winter wonderland for the annual Yuletide Stroll.
The annual outdoor walk will show the garden grounds lit up with holiday cheer. With bright red bows and twin . . . more »

   

Park board updated on inclusive playground

By Mackenzi Klemann - Mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com
The final stretch of fundraising is still underway for the All-Inclusive Playground, which is about $310,000 shy of the park committee's $1.7 million goal, organizer Shelly Meyers told the Wabash City Parks Board . . . more »

   

MSD withdraws from Phase II

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County (MSD) has withdrawn from Phase II of the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s “Studies for Advancement” in favor of an independent study.
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Lt. Gov. Crouch visits Wabash



By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
Indiana Lt. Gov. Susan Crouch visited Wabash on Tuesday afternoon to present the Wabash Business Complex with its designation as a “prime site” for business development.
The complex was established . . . more »

   

MCS approves superintendent, administrative pay contracts

By Mackenzi Klemann - Mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com
NORTH MANCHESTER — The search for a full-time superintendent to lead Manchester Community Schools will intensify in 2018 as the school corporation outlines a new strategic plan, but the interim superintende . . . more »

   

Honeywell welcomes art to its walls

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Honeywell Foundation will welcome two new art exhibits in 2018 to celebrate the talents of world-renowned artists as well as those who live in Wabash.
Next month, visitors to the Honeywell can see their fa . . . more »

   

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

By Matt Sedensky - Ap National Writer
INDIANAPOLIS — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother’s womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now he . . . more »

   

Rock City Lofts project enters final stages



By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
Tenants may start moving in to the new Rock City Lofts senior housing complex before the end of the year if construction stays on schedule.
Contractors had previously hoped for the first wave of tenants to mov . . . more »

   

Rainforest Play Park reaches fundraising goal



By Mackenzi Klemann - Mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com
Local families in search of a place to play this winter may be in luck. The Wabash County YMCA’s crowdfunding campaign recently reached its $50,000 goal, qualifying the playground for a $50,000 state matchi . . . more »

   

City confirms school board appointments



By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Wabash City Council voted to appoint two new members to the Wabash City Schools (WCS) Board of Trustees on Monday.
The appointments come after six candidates were interviewed for the seats by the Council i . . . more »

   

Commission adjusts WECS ordinance

By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
The Wabash County Plan Commission unanimously approved a revised copy of the county’s Wind Energy Conservation (WECS) ordinance last week in a move that the commission hopes will address concerns of R . . . more »

   

A holly, jolly trolley trip



By Chelsea Boulrisse - Cboulrisse@wabashplaindealer.com
Trolley No. 85 took a special trip to Wabash’s own version of the North Pole on Sunday as kids and parents embarked on the first annual Jolly Trolley tour.
Wabash County Convention and Visitor’s Bu . . . more »

   

Few accidents recorded during season's first snow

By The Wpd Staff
There were few reported accidents over the weekend despite the first snow storm of the season taking place on Saturday.
The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department reported three single car slide-offs between 9:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, a . . . more »