WSJD's Top 10 Local News Stories Of The Year

Everyone has a top 10 list this time of the year, so we've put together our own Top 10 Wabash County News Stories Of 2017. Our list is in no particular order and may be missing some things we might have overlooked. If you have anything we left out, let us know. Since local sports is so big locally, a couple of the bigger sports stories moved into the news category this year.

Aces basketball finish 2nd at state.

District #348 begins search for new superintendent

State money woes continue to plague local governments

South School closes. District #348 down to 3 schools. South sold to Norris City church.

Mayor Bill Hudson announced Villas of Holly Brook to build facility in Mt. Carmel and add jobs.

Darren Peach retires at MCHS football coach and is succeeded by Michael Brewer. Aces miss playoffs.

School facility sales tax goes into effect as District #348 and Allendale begins to reap benefits.

Wabash County financial turnaround from years of struggling to back in the black.

Local police continue to combat drug epidemic as heroin joins meth as major problem drugs.

Pediatric services return to Mt. Carmel after a multi-year absence as Dr. Lauren Croft begins practice for WGH.