A number of Stellar Communities projects for the Wabash community are expected to shape up this summer, but other projects originally outlined in the City’s Stellar application remain on hold.The proposed Paradise Spring Historical Park amphitheater and two-way street conversion on Market and Canal streets remain on indefinite hiatus following former Mayor Robert Vanlandingham’s decision to cut the projects from Stellar funding last year, while a plan to connect three Wabash bike trails has been altered and will receive different funding sources.
Last Saturday’s Stellar Celebration at Riverside Park found Rushville residents of all ages enjoying oversized, iconic games such as Jenga, Yahtzee and Checkers. Others played with a five-foot wide Big Bertha ball while other attendees at the city’s first concert of the 2016 Live by the Levee series pedaled around on a Bicycle Built for Two. Some industrious city employees built a second Jenga game.
WABASH -A group in Wabash is working to help save three prominent buildings in its downtown. Wabash Marketplace is planing to redevelop the Bradley and Bedford buildings and is working with Indiana Landmarks to seek a new use for the Wabash Sheriff's House and Jail, which is in danger of being demolished next month.
BEDFORD — It’s back to the drawing board for the downtown streetscape plan that has been held up because bids were over budget. But city leaders are optimistic that an upcoming meeting with Indiana Department of Transportation planners will put the project back in the 2017 funding cycle. Marla Jones, the city’s business and community development director, said a meeting with INDOT is set for June 16 to discuss funding for the project.