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County amends CAFO measure

By Joseph Slacian ROANN – The Town of Roann is on the verge of setting a statewide precedent. The Roann Town Council will have a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to create a park that includes a portion of land where the former Roann School building once stood. The building was razed in June 2018, thanks in part to a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) received from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) by the town and Wabash County Commissioners to demolish the building and create a green space at the site. “Whenever you do a Community Development Block Grant for blight, you have to designate what that space is going to be used for, because they want to make sure it’s being used for the whole community,” Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson told The Paper of Wabash County. “Of course, when we first did the project it was Wabash County and the Town of Roann who owned the property. For us to actually say what it would be used for, that would be a whole new conversation. So what we did was call it green space. “Green space means exactly how it sounds. You can’t put a park on to it. You can’t put benches on to it. You can’t put a pavilion on to it. It’s green


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Ron Wyatt dressed up and drove his tractor in the Ashland Days Festival parade Saturday. Photo by David Brinson

Parade one of highlights of Ashland Days Festival David Brinson LAFONTAINE — The Ashland Days Festival took over the streets of LaFontaine again with this year’s parade, Saturday, June 8. The police cars, tractors, motorcycles and trucks driving through, with those inside throwing candy to scrambling children, marked the peak of the festivities. Commemorating and celebrating the history of LaFontaine, the festival began Friday evening and carried on into Saturday with even more

food, games and events. Pete Dupont, a LaFontaine resident, brought his 2-year-old grandson, Steele, to see his first parade. “We came to support the town, enjoy the community and see tractors,” Dupont said. Dupont said seeing his grandson’s reaction to the tractors made the whole day worth it. He also enjoyed looking down the street and seeing people lined up, smiling, talking to one another. “Getting people out of their homes is kind of a lost art these days,” Dupont said. “It’s a great

way to get to know your neighbors.” The grand marshals of the parade were Idris Krhin, Rita Miller and Dixie Mercer. These women have lived in the town since the 1940s and have contributed to not only the festival, but also the churches and schools of LaFontaine. Unique sights and sounds marched west down Kendall Street. Driving in the parade were both businesses and residents alike. The new LaFontaine Learning Community had a truck with (continued on page 16)

Wabash County Commissioners passed a measure which made several amendments to the county’s confined feeding ordinance. Commissioner Jeff Dawes explained the changes. The amendment moves the setbacks for CAFOs in unincorporated towns, from 1,320 feet to 2,640 feet. Also, the setback is to be 1,000 feet from public water supplies. That was amended to include on-site water wells. All confined feeding structures must be a minimum 1,320 feet from any residence or nonagricultural business under the amended ordinance. Also, screening or landscaping barriers shall be required at all new CAFO structures. The commissioners approved the amended ordinance, suspended the rules, and approved it again on second reading. Public member David Wamsley praised the approval. “The plan commission has done an outstanding job, and spent a lot of time towards getting some much better protection the rural residents,” Wamsley said. Also, at the Commissioners’ meeting, County Highway Superintendent John Martin presented the annual covered bridge certification. (continued on page 16)

Loehmer named Hometown Media’s business manager By The Paper staff Julie Loehmer is the new business manager for Hometown Media, Inc., the parent company of The Paper of Wabash County and the North Manchester News-Journal. “I am very fortunate to have such a high caliber and dedicated person such as Julie to head up our business department,” said Don Hurd, President and CEO of Hometown Media Inc. “As we continue to grow our company and product lines, Julie will be an integral part of our operations.

“I’ve been very blessed to be surrounded with so many talented team members working at Hometown Media. Julie has proven herself to be an outstanding leader for the organization.” Loehmer joined The Paper staff in 2006 as a receptionist. She is currently the Accounting and Human Resource manager. “I enjoy what I do,” she said. “I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity I have been given, and will always put forth my best effort. “I love what I do and work with a great team at The Paper.”

A Northfield High School graduate, Loehmer received an associate’s degree in accounting from Ivy Tech Community College. Originally from Ohio, her family moved to Wabash County when she was a youngster. She has two children, Abigail Schnepp, 12, and Alyssa Schnepp, 10. She, her daughters and her husband, Ryan Loehmer, live in the Urbana area. When not on the job, she said she enjoys reading and “pretty much anything that gets me outside.”

Julie Loehmer is the new business manager for Hometown Media, Inc. Photo by Joseph Slacian



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Roann Heritage Group members (from left) Barb Burge, Jerry Nelson, JoEllen Nelson and Kathie Grandstaff, accept the Main Street certificate from Andrea Kern, a representative from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Photo by Joseph Slacian

Roann group receives Main Street certificate By Joseph Slacian ROANN – The Town of Roann is now an official Main Street member. The town received notification in February that it had been approved for the p r o g r a m . Representatives from the Roann Community Heritage Group accepted a certificate indicating its membership in the organization on Monday, June 3, from Andrea Kern, a representative from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Indiana Main Street encourages community driven revitalization of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns, according to the OCRA web page. Kern, who is on OCRA’s regional field staff, explained that the regional staff works to connect the local communities with the programs available statewide through OCRA and other agencies. “We like to say we’re the front door to state government,” she said. “I don’t do a whole lot with Fort Wayne in my region, (continued on Page 3)

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Plan Commission OKs Bradley Building change

In somewhat a repeat of its May meeting, the Wabash Plan Commission granted permission to Vandermark Duffey Enterprises to subdivide 5 W. Canal St. into five tracts. Dave Vandermark and Kathleen Alspaugh purchased the site, the former Bradley Building, in 2017, and have been working on refurbishing it, and four other buildings on West

Canal Street, since then. According to their plans for the Bradley Building, the owners plan to split the parcel into five tracts – two on the ground floor, two on the second floor and one on the third floor. The ground floor tracts would remain commercial space, while the second and third floors would be residential. Parking would not be an issue, Vandermark Duffey representative Greg Metz told the commis-

sion, noting that there are four parking spots available in the basement of the building. There also is parking available behind the building. The commission approved the matter 70-1, with commission president Mary Kramer recusing herself as she is related to Alspaugh. In May, the commission approved a similar measure for Vandermark Duffey, this one involving the former Plummer Law Office. The ground floor will be used for

commercial business while the upper floor would be residential. In another matter, the commission conditionally approved a request from Peebles Family Farm to rezone four acres of land north of 3268 S State Road 13 to general business. The commission voted 7-0-1 to send the request to the Wabash City Council for formal approval. Commission member Bill Barrows recused himself as he is related to the Peebles. The conditional

Main Street but pretty much everywhere else is considered rural.” Representatives of the Roann Community Heritage Group worked about three years to get the town into the Main Street program. The program was developed in the 1970s in response to urban renewal, Kern said. “The National Trust for Historic Preservation asked what happens if we come up with a strategy for reinvigorating our historic downtown commercial buildings,” she continued. Madison was one of the first cities in Indiana to be designated a Main Street program. “They came up with a four-point strategy,” Kern said. “They are all of the things that we look at when we look at an application.” The four-point strategy consists of infrastructure, quality of place, economic development and capacity building. “This community values each other and it values its assets and wants to protect them,” she said. “They have a vision and mission statement, a comprehensive work plan, a historic preservation ethic, which means

saving things like the bridge, historic buildings and even Streetscape.” Main Street programs also must have active boards and committees, a budget, ongoing training and a system to report progress during the year. “This year, when Main Street is just starting out, you’ll see a series of little projects related to those four points,” Kern said. “Main Street figured out that if you can work these four things, you can have a successful and thriving downtown. “I really do see that Main Streets that work hard can have a different façade grant program, or different incentives for their business owners who are downtown, like Quickbooks training or vacant store front activation.” Beautification projects, such as downtown murals or planting flowers, also are successful. “I know the Main Street is already doing a lot of this,” Kern said, “but we’re going to be working on getting them lots of great ideas and maybe even some funds to help them get to doing some of those.” Indiana has 134 Main Street communities, the most of any

approval was needed as some needed material was not presented to the commission. Those items include a formal list of those nearby property owners who were notified by letter of the pending matter, as well as a publisher’s affidavit from the Wabash Plain Dealer, indicating the proper legal notice was advertised in advance of the meeting. The Peebles have until Friday, June 14, to provide the needed material to the building commissioner’s office.

Once received, the matter will then be sent to the Wabash City Council for consideration. The council could vote to approve the commission’s recommendation, vote to reject the recommendation, or take no action on the matter. If no action is taken, the commission’s recommendation will become official in 90 days. The change is needed because Peebles

Family Farm officials plan to sell the land to the McWhirt family to construct a veterinary clinic at the site. Floyd McWhirt told the commission his wife’s current practice, Wabash Veterinary Clinic, is outgrowing its current space. The move, he said, would allow for a larger clinic and, possibly, the addition of another veterinarian on the staff.

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City Schools has project hearing By Josh Sigler

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Wellbrooke of Wabash hosted a health fair on Thursday, June 6 at its facility. A child (top photo) takes his turn going down the slide at the health fair Thursday at Wellbrooke of Wabash. Patrons take their turn taking a tour of a helicopter during the health fair Thursday at Wellbrooke of Wabash. Photo by Josh Sigler.

Wabash City Schools once again received no public input during a second public hearing Monday night regarding building projects it plans to undertake in 2020. The school board heard, for a second time, a presentation about the projects, as well as a presentation on how much the projects will cost the school district. The plan calls for three separate projects. Brian Bohlender, Vice President of Barton Coe Vilamaa, was on hand to lay out the projects for those in attendance. The first project calls from an expansion of the L.H. Carpenter Early Learning Center. The project will renovate existing rooms in the center for the prekindergarten classes, and add eight new classrooms so that the district can move its kindergarten classes out of O.J. Neighbours Elementary School and into the center. The project will also remove a second floor storage space from the multipurpose room. The plan is to award bids for that project in the winter of 2019, with a ground breaking in the spring of 2020. The project has an estimated

completion date of August of 2021. Jim Elizonda of Stifel went through the financial details for each project. The L.H. Carpenter project will include the borrowing of $7.745 million in the form of bonds. Bohlender also explained the second project, which is an expansion project including the middle school and high school. The project calls for the addition of bleacher space, a balcony, and locker rooms to Coolman Gymnasium, as well as corridor connecting the two schools. In addition, the district plans to make upgrades to its facilities at Alumni Field, including the installation of synthetic turf at the football field, the expansion of the track to eight lanes, the replacement of bleachers and the renovation of bathrooms. That project will include the borrowing of $9.9 million in the form of bonds. The plan is to award bids for that project in the winter of 2019, with a ground breaking in the spring of 2020. That project has an estimated completion date of fall of 2020. An additional $875,000 will be borrowed to complete various maintenance projects around the (continued on page 5)


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Wabash Elks earn honors:

Jana Slacian, Exalted Ruler of Wabash Elks Lodge No.471, accepts the Parade of Nickles award from Amy Shepherd, the Indiana Elks Association National Service Committee chair, during the 2019 Indiana Elks Spring Convention over the weekend in Indianapolis. The Wabash lodge was the top lodge in the Northeast Indiana District in contributions to the IEA’s veteran program. In addition, the Wabash lodge was named the top lodge in the district for public relations and marketing, and was recognized for meeting the per capita requirement for contributions to the Elks National Foundation. In addition, two members of the Wabash lodge, Jennie Terrell and Joseph Slacian, were named chairs of the IEA’s Resolution and Public Relations and Marketing committees, respectively. Mike Jack, of Greenfield Elks Lodge No.1720, was sworn in as the 2019-20 Indiana Elks Association president. Photo provided

Genealogical Society to meet TJ Honeycutt, Wabash County Historical Museum’s collections manager will be the speaker for the June meeting of the Wabash County Genealogical Society. The meeting will be Monday, June 17, at Wellbrooke of Wabash beginning at 6 p.m.

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district. Elizonda said that the projects will make no increase to the current debt service tax rate. Officials expect the bonds to be paid off by 2039. After the hearing, the board passed several resolutions related to the projects. The board also: —Approved a recommendation to accept bids through Food2School from HPS/GFS for grocery, Deans for dairy, and Aunt Millie’s for bakery. — A p p r o v e d Michael Rigney as the driver’s education coordinator for 2019 with a stipend of $1,000. —Approved driver’s education pay rates for $25 per hour for driving instructors and $30 per hour for classroom instructors. —Approved the following instructors for the Wabash High School driver’s training program for the summer of 2019: Darren Porter, Randy LePage, Marianne Milam, Rigney, Sarah Cole. —Approved the following bus drivers/bus aides for summer transportation to be paid at the regularly hourly rate: Angie Kline, Steve Howard, Marla Davenport, Christina Sellers, Shelly Ford.


...continued from Page 3 —Approved the following athletic coaches for 2018-19: John Stewart, summer boys soccer volunteer, and Brett Schull, middle school cross country volunteer. —Approved the following athletic resignations for the 20192020 school year: Mike Mattern, eighth grade girls basketball, and Jennie Warnock, seventh grade girls basketball. —Approved the recommendation for Cole to provide homebound services for a WMS student for two hours per week at her hourly rate of $44.86 from May 20 to May 30, 2019. — Approved the recommendation for Chloe Selleck to assist IREAD remediation at O.J. Neighbours for the 2018-19 summer school program for six instructional days, and be compensated her daily rate. —Approve the following teachers for IREAD summer school from June 3-14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at their daily rate: Janet Sparks and Jen Lane. —Approved Melissa Lang at the Begindergarten teacher at O.J. Neighbours from June 3 through July 12, 2019 (no class July 3-5) with a stipend of $4,500 from the Begindergarten

grant. — A p p r o v e d Jennifer Denney as the Begindergarten paraprofessional at O.J. Neighbours from June 3 through July 12 (no class July 3-5) with a stipend of $1,500 from the Begindergarten grant. —Accepted the resignation of Jami Tipple as paraprofessional at O.J. Neighbours effective at the end of the 201819 school year. —Accepted the resignation of Teal Leming as paraprofessional at O.J. Neighbours effective at the end of the 201819 school year. —Accepted the resignation of Kim Hyslop as paraprofessional at L.H. Carpenter effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year. —Accepted the resignation of Jane Kendall as fourth grade teacher at O.J. Neighbours effective at the end of the 201819 school year. —Accepted the resignation of April Rentschler as second grade teacher at O.J. Neighbours effective at the end of the 201819 school year.

—Approved Crystal Van Treese as a paraprofessional at O.J. Neighbours at a rate of $9.70 per hour beginning with the 2019-20 school year. —Approved Jessie Porter as a paraprofessional at O.J. Neighbours at a rate of $9.70 per hour beginning the 2019-20 school year. —Approved Britani Jernigan as special ed teacher at O.J. Neighbours with a salary of $35,000 beginning the 2019-20 school year. — Approved Heather Dutton as third grade teacher at O.J. Neighbours with a salary of $35,000 beginning the 2019-20 school year. —Approved Kyle Kelsheimer as an English teacher at Wabash High School with a salary of $35,000 beginning the 2019-20 school year. —Approved the recommendation to hire Jasmin Pineda to teach eighth grade world languages and Spanish I classes with a salary of $35,000 starting the 2019-20 school year.



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Setting precedent space.” The site is now owned solely by the Town of Roann. Commissioners signed the property over to the town on Feb. 9. In the past, to change the designation community officials would simply inform OCRA that they wanted to

change the designation from green space to park and leisure. However, that process has been changed over the past year. “Once you designate the property as green space, park, you can’t change that for five years, unless you go through the redesignation process,” Ferguson explained.

“No other town in the State of Indiana, no other project in the State of Indiana has gone through this process. We are going to be the first.” Ferguson said he has been in contact with OCRA officials asking about various steps in the process. “They keep telling me, ‘Well, I don’t

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...continued from Page 1 Council members invite residents to attend the hearing and to express their views on the matter. “Those are opinions good or bad,” he said. “Remember, we’re setting a precedent here for the whole state. However Roann does this, that’s the way the whole state’s going to have to do it from now on.” While that could be a daunting task to some, Ferguson is excited by that prospect. “To most people, they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh,’” he said. “To me, that’s exciting, because we are now setting the precedent for the state. That kind of stuff just invigorates me because I’m thinking, ‘Wow, now we’re doing something that’s never been done before and now we’re getting to take the blank canvas and draw on the big, blank canvas, and now we’re setting it up. “From now on, whenever someone wants to change the designation or something like that, they’re going to be calling me saying, ‘What’s the resolution look like?’

Part of the process to change includes sending a drawing about what the proposed change will look like. Ferguson drew the rendition sent to OCRA. “We didn’t want to spend money on architects and engineers and all of that stuff because we didn’t think it was necessary, and OCRA didn’t think it was necessary either,” he said. OCRA officials, according to Ferguson, said the town could vary from the rough drawing, noting they just wanted somewhat of an idea of what the land would be used for. The Roann Little League diamond is part of what would be a 7.6 acre park. “We would like to add some pavilions,” Ferguson said, so people can gather for family reunions and other celebrations. “There would be an area for kids to play. We want to have things for all ages.” A monument using bricks and the entrances to the old school also would be included in the new park. “We don’t really know, because we

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know. We’re going to learn this together,” he said. Ferguson and the head of the CDBG program have been working together for about three months on the matter. In order to get the original CDBG grant, a hearing took place in which residents were informed the former school site would be turned into green space. Since town officials know what to change the designation to park and leisure, another hearing must take place. “You want to make sure it can still be used for everyone,” Ferguson said. “When OCRA and HUD and everyone originally approved getting the school razed and making it green space, they kept the opinion of the people of Roann in mind, and they wanted to make sure it could be used by everyone. “Now, we want to make sure we can continue that, and they don’t want you putting in something that can only be used by certain people or by certain groups of people. It can be used by everybody. That’s why the public hearing.”

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haven’t discussed, what that monument will look like,” he said. “That’s going to be planned out and we’ll see how that plays out.” Many of the decisions will rely on recommendations from either a parks board or parks council which the town council approved. Ultimately, the council will make the final decision. Following the public hearing, the town council will consider a resolution seeking the change. Once the resolution is approved, it can be sent to OCRA. There, Ferguson expects it to be quickly approved by OCRA. “I’m very, very confident that they’re going to approve it because we’ve worked on this for the last three months together, so I’m sure they’re going to say, ‘This all looks good, let’s go ahead and go with it,” Ferguson said, saying the approval will come within “days” of its submission. “This will only help our community,” he continued. “That was the big thing. We want this to kind of go along with how we tried to do everything else. We want to make Roann a better place to live, grow and play. By getting the park area in this area, it’s going to do all three of those things. It’s going to give the kids a place to go, the parents a place to go, give senior citizens a place to go. “We want to look at all of that and have something in that park for everyone.”


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The 103rd Lagro High School Alumni Banquet was May 4 in the fellowship room of the Lagro Methodist Church with 94 alumni, former students and guests attending. Many took time to visit the sanctuary in the church which was the location of their baccalaureate and graduation services. Bob Gillespie, class of 1943, was the oldest graduate present, and he can still wear his school sweater! Constance Moore Delaney, class of 1946, traveled the furthest from Lake Placid, Florida. David Stephenson, whose parents owned the grocery store in Lagro, share memories of growing up in Lagro. Bob Gillespie and Karen Keffaber also recalled events from their youth. Next year the banquet will be held on May 2. All graduates, former students, teachers, and friends are welcome. To be added to the mailing list, con-

tact Cherryl Gray at 260-330-0089. U P C O M I N G EVENTS AT SALAMONIE AND MISS I S S I N E WA : “Fireworks Ove Mississinewa” will take place June 21-23 at Mississinewa Lake. On Friday evening there will be lake boat tours by registration, fireworks, youth pellet gun shoot, cornhole tournament, and much more. Save the dates, more information to come! Salamonie’s Preschool Program will be “Bugs, Bugs, Everywherer” on Wednesday, June 26. Preschool –aged children (ages 2-5) and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool. The class will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. at S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center in Lost Bridge West SRA. Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s education, including a story, Yoga, building a

craft, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature related theme. The program fee is $2 per child. Advance registration is appreciated and can be done by calling the Upper Wabash Interpretibe Services at 260-468-2127. S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center is the headquarters for Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, which serves Mississinewa Lake, Salamonie Lake, J. Edward Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, and Quabache State Park. Salamonie Interpretive and Nature Center summer hours are: April 1 through Oct. 31; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Their winter hours are: Nov. 1 through March 31; open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except for JUNE BIRTHDAY WISHES go to: Scott Hendry, June 2; Mandy Chapman, June 3; Tony Schmid,

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June 4; Deb Frieden, June 7; Michael Frieden; June 16; Joanna Troyer, June 20; Frank Strange, June 28; Sara Frieden and Terry Schaaf, June 30. Happy birthday to all! H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY IN JUNE TO: John and Joanna Troyer, June 15; John and Lynn Swain, June 25. Congratulations everyone! THE LAGRO U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T CHURCH invites the public to join them for worship services. The church is located at 1100 Main Street in Lagro. Worship services begin at 9 a.m.

A new Urbana Yoke Parish website is coming to a computer near you. Over the next few weeks, a new website will take shape as information is gathered from Sunday school classes, staff, and individuals to include on the new site. There will be the normal pages and some of them will be unique like a Heritage page and a From the Pastor’s Desk page. The site will highlight our community involvement with Kairos, blood drives, Light House Mission, White’s and other missions. The Church Board will meet on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Still Learning classroom. Remember June 15th is the date that has been set for the auction at 10 am. Members may put good items in the sale. The money bid on these items will be used for the church building fund. During


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Urbana Community as well as other individuals. You can contact any Urbana Lion Member, They can help you get signed up and would really like to have you as a new member. Prayer concerns: Donna Yentes fell Saturday, June 1, and broke her pelvic bone in two places and will be at Miller’s Merry Manor by Walmart, Duane Wagner also at Millers by Walmart, Esther Wagner is at home, Ruth Summers, Darl Hall, Paxton Wright, Phyllis Baker, Nancy Christie, Jane Winbrenner, Tonya Brunett, Gene and Julie Miller, Ava Gibson, Bryan and Susan LaFerney,. Birthdays: June 13 Pam Hann, June 14 Megan McKillip, June 15 Shae Lauer, June 15 Melissa Wilcox, June 18 Charles Miller, June 18 Mikki Warnock. A n n ive r s a r i e s : June 13 Ty & Kim Baer.


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Laketon Auxiliary plans dinner The Laketon American Legion Auxiliary will host a dinner at Bluebird Cafe on Friday June 14, serving 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu is fish, shrimp, beef-nnoodles meatloaf, with three choices of potato, two vegetable choices, salad and

drink for $8. Homemade pie is available for $2. The American Legion Post 402 also serves breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Post Home located on Troyer Road. MU HOSTS ANNUAL JULY 4 C E L E B R AT I O N :

M a n c h e s t e r University will host its 18th annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on Saturday, June 29, as a gift to North Manchester and its friends in Wabash County. This free celebration will kick off

at 7 p.m. at the North Manchester campus. The family-friendly event on the athletic fields off East Street is open to the public. Fun and games for children begin at 7 p.m., with the Manchester Civic Band playing at 7:30. Leslie Marlatt, MU assistant director of Career and P r o f e s s i o n a l Development, will offer the official welcome. The Independence Day message comes from David Burnette, commander of American Legion Post 286. Soloist for the StarSpangled Banner is Emily Lynn, accompanied by the band. At 10 p.m., the North Manchester Fire Department will light up the sky with the fireworks display. The soccer field bleachers are perfect for viewing, but arrive early; seats fill up quickly. Those who do not arrive early will want to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Bring the whole family for redwhite-and-blue activities. Free activities include cornhole, sidewalk chalk, temporary tattoos and ladder golf. Timbercrest Senior Living Community provides glow sticks. The North Manchester Lions Club provides free flags and the tattoos.

The Rotary Club of North Manchester sells $1 hot dogs, $2 chili dogs or two chili dogs for $3, as well as $1 popcorn, water and soft drinks. Those taking pictures or posting to social media can use #MUJuly4 to share their pictures. The rain date is Thursday, July 4, same time and location. For the safety of guests: Alcohol, sparklers and personal fireworks are not permitted. MU is a tobacco-free campus. T H U R S D AY ’ S CHILD located at 410 North Market St., next door to The Thrift Shop, serves the youngest among us. Thursday’s Child has tons of lovely clothing sizes infant through 4T and some 5T. They also have diapers, wipes, blankets, shoes, etc. Everything is FREE. There is a cozy nook with kidsize chairs and stocked with age appropriate books donated by the Manchester Public Library and others. Children may choose a book to keep. Thursday’s Child is open on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. AREA FIVE AGENCY NUTRITION PROGRAM Provides lunch to seniors 60 and over at the Warvel Park Scout Hall Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Meals are a balanced meal. Lunch is on a donation basis. Must call between 9 am. – 1 p.m. the day before to reserve lunch for the next day. Euchre is played every Wednesday. To reserve your lunch call 260-982-9940.



Junior Achievement to host fundraiser By The Paper staff Sebrena Cline 260-982-8800 nmanchestertalks

FELLOWSHIP MEAL hosted by the Fellowship of Churches is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Zion Lutheran Church from 4:30-6 p.m. The church is located at 113 W. Main Street. MANCHESTER M E A L S - O N WHEELS provides meals as planned and prepared by the dietary staff at Timbercrest Senior Living Center in North Manchester. The meals are prepared according to the dietary needs, as recommended by their physician. Each weekday between 11 a.m. and 12 noon a hot lunch and a cold evening meal are delivered by volunteer drivers to the client’s homes. Clients can choose how often to receive meals. To sign up for meals call the office at 260-982-6010 and talk with an office volunteer or leave a voice mail message. PARTING SHOTS: ‘Everybody needs a coach.’ Joe Gibbs NORTH MANCHESTER NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at nmanchestertalks@g or you may call me at 260-982-8800. The deadline for news to appear in the next week’s issue of The Paper is Wednesday at noon.

J u n i o r Achievement serving greater Wabash will be launching a Ducky Derby on June 15 at Wabash’s Honeywell Pool. The $3 duck tickets are available for purchase from JA representatives, and prizes include $350 cash and a season pool pass. Need not be present to win although everyone is invited to watch the Ducky Derby at 12:30 p.m. before the pool opens to the public. To purchase tickets visit JA’s Facebook page at Junior Achievement Serving Wabash or contact area director Beth Miller at Local volunteers Beth Bruss, Mark Frantz and Jesse Height are also selling tickets. Proceeds from the event benefit the local JA program. The event is sponsored by Crossroads Bank.

Salamonie to host lunch

Fly to the Salamonie senior luncheon Monday, July 1, to learn about hummingbirds. Shelly Reed, Upper Wabash Interpretive Services interpretive naturalist, will present a hummingbird program called “Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm’” at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center. The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. Hoagies will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service.


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LaFontaine Lions will be hosting its scholarship winners and their families for a meal. They will be presented their checks, on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. The winners for this year are: Mogan Farr, Caroline Oliver, Samuel Bartrom, and Alex Bartrom. LaFontaine Lions have presented scholarships to Liberty Township and LaFontaine town residents for more than 30 years. Lions are looking forward to meeting these winners and their families. DGD Isabel Atcheson will be our guest and she will speak on Lions Leader Dog Program and other Lions projects. ZUMBA CLASS OFFERING Brynley Thomas will be offering a Zumba class on Wednesday mornings starting on June 5 at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Somerset. Zumba (medium and high intensity) will be offered from 9-9:45 a.m. and Zumba Gold (low intensity for Seniors, or anyone really) will be offered from 10-10:30 a.m. First class is FREE. If you decide to continue, the cost will be $3.00/ class. If you are interested and can’t


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make a morning class, evening classes, different days and times may be available. If you have any questions, please contact Brynley Thomas at 765-469-1904 or m. LAFONTAINE UM CHURCH will have free lunches this summer for the LaFontaine area. Free lunch will be from June 4 through July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids 18 and under Eat Free. Adults cost is $3.25. They will not be serving on July 4 and 5. S O M E R S E T BOARD met Monday, May 12, at the Community Building. All seven board members and Waltz township trustee Mike Ruse were present. Derek Finch called the meeting to order. The minutes of the last meeting were


read and amended to note that Susan Peebles has resigned as chairperson of the activities committee. She said she would remain a member but did not want to be the chair. The board is looking for someone to head up that committee. Gary DeGrandchamp gave the treasurer’s report. Savings $28,341.39; Checking $1,767.14; CD $20,592.15; Total $50,700.68 The May balance is $418.49 less the the April 2019 balance. The April 2018 balance was $47,906.66 so the current balance is $2,794.02 more than a year ago. The S o m e r s e t Preservation Fund has a current balance of $3,170 with a goal of $12,000. It is just over 25 percent of the goal. The committee was to meet May 29 to expand the giving base. The Fund was formed to offset annual expenditures and for special projects. Members hope to provide a quarterly reports in the future. Thank you notes are being sent to all donors. The board by a vote of 5 - 2 voted to meet every other month. It will be involved in a seven-way text messaging plan. If a meeting is needed before the two month inter-

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val a meeting will be called. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, July 8, at the Community Building. Members appreciate Waltz Township Trustee Mike attending our meetings. On the recycling front members thank all who drop off clean metal at the Fire Station. The board cannot accept glass as there is no market for it and it has to dispose of it at its own expense. Tuesday May 21st is the day scheduled for the refurbishing of the exterior doors at the Community Building. New thresholds and weather stripping will be installed and the exterior will be painted a complimentary shade of green. The Indiana American Water Company has indicated that they have done what they can to stop surface water from entering the sewage plant and since our last report we have noted a number of downspouts have been modified to divert water to surface runoff including three at the Community Building.

Please check your downspouts and if they do not run into the roadside ditch you could be part of the problem of rain water entering the sanitary sewage lines. The sewage plant has 2 new aeration blowers and a new effluent blower. Last summer

they installed new filters on the water plant. The community is very fortunate to have the quality of water and sewage treatment here in town. Officials also are in contact with the water company trying to get a quit claim deed for the

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LaFontaine news the owner so we a trying to obtain clear title to both of those properties. We are

gladly recruiting new helpers with the mowing crew so you would need to mow fewer

times each year. Derek Finch is heading up that committee.

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An ongoing look at Wabash County 4-H 10-year members

4-H Grows... Courtney Gray School: Southwood Parents: Pamela & Lance Gray Future Plans: Attend college to study Baking and Pastry arts 4-H Club: Lucky Horseshoes Favorite 4-H Projects: Foods, Make It with a Mix, Microwave 4-H Grows Resiliency: Completing successful 4-H projects takes not only dedication, but also resiliency, which is a key skill Courtney says she developed during her time in 4H. “4-H taught me resiliency because when a project didn’t turn out right the first time, I learned to start again to get the end result I originally wanted,” Courtney explains. “I made a gluten-free angel food cake, and it didn’t turn out the first couple times I tried to make it, so by constantly remaking it, I learned to not give up if things didn’t turn out right and eventually made the end product I wanted.” In the future, Courtney will be able to apply resiliency to her baking studies after she leaves the 4-H program. Reflecting on her ten years of 4-H, Courtney says that fair week is her favorite “because you get to interact with people from all over the county that you wouldn’t otherwise talk to.”

Abbey Ross School: Northfield Parents: Kevin & Kelly Ross Future Plans: Attend Purdue University to major in Animal Science 4-H Club: Speedy Clovers Favorite 4-H Projects: Swine 4-H Grows Time Management: For many 4-H’ers, the summer is as busy as the school year, making proper time management vital. In the summer, Abbey has to balance sports workouts, babysitting, work, and working with her animals. “I had to set a schedule so I could get everything done that I needed to. If I had a basketball workout in the morning, I would get up earlier so I could feed and walk my animals. If I knew I wouldn’t be able to work my animals twice that day, I would work them longer in the morning,” Abbey explains. “I always make sure I have enough time to work with my animals; they are my priority. I have learned how to manage my time, which will help me tremendously in college and in everyday life!” During her time in 4-H, Abbey’s time management paid off as she says one of her favorite memories is winning Champion Hereford Gilt in 2017 at the Indiana State Fair.

Emily Ogden School: Manchester Parents: Ron & Lora Ogden Future Plans: Attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study Optometry 4-H Club: Squires & Squirettes Favorite 4-H Projects: Goats and Swine 4-H Grows Time Management: “Having the responsibility of raising 4-H animals, as well as extra-curricular activities and school work, forced me to learn the importance of time management, especially once I hit high school,” Emily says. “I quickly learned that although other kids my age could put off their chores in the house, when it comes to chores in the barn, young and growing animals need constant care. I learned how to balance sports, dance, parttime jobs, and academics while still preparing my animals for the fair.” The time management skills Emily developed in 4-H will be essential to her college career. “4-H taught me how to manage all my responsibilities while still setting aside time for school work and earning good grades.” Reflecting back on ten years, Emily says that getting new animals in the spring is a favorite 4-H memory.

Brandon Wagoner School: Manchester Parents: Mark & Julie Wagoner Future Plans: Attend Ivy Tech College in Indianapolis to major in Nursing 4-H Club: Laketon Cloverleaves Favorite 4-H Projects: Beef 4-H Grows Leadership: Participation in 4H provides many opportunities for students to lead and develop lasting relationships. One of the ways Brandon gained leadership experience during his ten years in 4-H is through passing on his knowledge and experience to mini 4H’ers. “My favorite thing to help with is meat birds,” says Brandon. “I’ve had great successes and enjoy sharing my knowledge.” Brandon’s willingness to be a role model to younger 4-H members and his ability to lead through sharing experience will benefit him when he begins studying for a nursing degree in the fall. Reflecting on his time in 4-H, Brandon says it is developing lasting relationships that stands out to him. Brandon says, “I’ve experienced and learned that all 4-H members are like a family, and after ten years of going to the county fair, I’ve made countless relationships with people that I otherwise would not have met.”

adjourned at 8:24 p.m. S O M E R S E T NEWS: If you want info you can search and register on line at Mississinewa Mini. Maps and times are available at that site. Sorry for the confusion! The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. June 23. Registration ends June 21. VETERANS COFFEE AND SNACK will meet on Friday, June 14, in the Lion Room at the L a F o n t a i n e Community Building at 9 a.m. This is open to any veteran who has served. Please come and see your fellow veterans. You will enjoy visiting with each other and enjoy a cup of coffee and something sweet to eat. FAMILIES OF VETERANS if you would like recognize a veteran, what better way then purchasing a brick from your local veterans and have their name placed forever at the Veterans Memorial L a F o n t a i n e Community Building lawn. Veterans are still selling memorial bricks. Do you have some one who has served in one of the branches of service? Why not show your support for their serv-

ice to keep each one of us free. The person does not have to have lived or lives in the LaFontaine area. Contact Jerry Wilson, 6780 E St. Rd. 218, LaFontaine IN 46940. The Veterans’ Organization is selling 8-inch-by-8-inch bricks to be placed at the memorial. Anyone may purchase a brick to honor a love one or veteran you would like to honor. The cost of the engraved brick is $75 Checks should be made payable to Hoosiers Helping Heroes. On the memo line write LaFontaine Veterans’ Memorial. Mail check and form to Jerry Wilson at 6780 E St. rd. 218 LaFontaine IN 46940 Your support is needed and will be greatly appreciated. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Gary Van Lue June 4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dave Howard, John Swain, Tyler Wright June 13, Kenslee McBride, Chris Hensley June 16 Bevery Richards June 17, Gemma Long June 18, Josephine Miller, Shelby Smith June 19, MaKennah Cox, Julia Jean Benbow, Susan Sailors June 20 H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A RY

Peter and Carol Joy Madsen, Dan & Pat Guenin June 15, Janet and Marlin Pattee June 17, Sam & Pat Brane June 18 WORDS OF WISDOM “In today’s complex, fast-paced, insanely stressful and overloaded times, for any sensible person who is aware of what is going on, and what is likely coming, who has an interest in personal and global sustainability, staying healthy, being successful, raising a healthy family, making wise decisions, or making a meaningful difference in the world without crashing and burning out, ... principles, practices, and disciplines for living in balance are no longer optional -they are essential. The quality of our lives and world depends on our learning these lessons now more than ever.” Joel Levey SEND YOUR NEWS & pictures to me by Thursday to or 2258 E 1050 S LaFontaine, IN, 46940. These can be any club news, family, birthdays, anniversaries, births or parties. I am looking forward to receiving your news.


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Peebles graduates from Olivet Nazarene University BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Emma Peebles received a Bachelor of Science degree from Olivet Nazarene University during the school’s 106th annual commencement, Saturday, May 11. She is one of approximately 1,500 students to earn an associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree this year at Olivet. Her major field of study was fashion merchandising. Dr. John Bowling, president of Olivet Nazarene University, delivered the commencement address to the graduates in the formal convocation held on campus. Peebles previously graduated from Southwood High School in Wabash in May of 2015. She is the daughter of Roger and Suzanne Peebles of Wabash. She was a mentor at Youth for Christ and Kappa Delta Rho Honor Society member while at Olivet.

Students earn IUK honors KOKOMO — Several area students were among the more than 700 fulltime Indiana University Kokomo students that earned chancellor’s list or dean’s list honors for the spring 2019 semester. Earning honors were: Andrews: Brittany Nickole Sloan Converse: Megan L. Althouse, Margaret Rayanne Austin, Aaron Levi Graff, Seairra Shay Johnston, Nicole Leonita Martin, Madeline Grace Nall, Rylea N. Royer Denver: Baleigh Ann Hendrix, Jonathan Theodore Reshkus, Kayla Annette Ross, Sharlie Renee See Lagro: Emily Jo Howenstine North Manchester: Ali Nichole Casper, Maria

On campus Claudia Ramos Hernandez Roann: Emily S. Aguilar Somerset: Brooke Nicole Law Wabash: Sterling Lee DeLauter, Gabrielle Nichole Denham, Tanner Craig Easterday, Ashley Lynn Hunt, Miranda Jo Mitchell, Paige Alexandra Nelson, Josie R. Phillipy, Matthew Walker Porter, Makayla Jean Proffitt, Levi Jacob Thomas Robinson, Canyon Lee Shankle, Magnolia Mae Starr. Chancellor’s list students earned a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), while dean’s list students earned a minimum 3.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0, while carrying at least 12 credit hours throughout the grading period. Students are listed by hometown.

Lewis named to dean’s list LONGVIEW, Texas — Samuel Lewis, Claypool was named to the Spring 2019 dean’s list at LeTourneau University. The dean’s list recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester. LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. Lewis is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering.

2 local students earn honors GREENCASTLE — Alexandria Peterson and Lucas Schilling, both of North Manchester, were named to the DePauw University Spring 2019 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Congratulations on this well-earned achievement!

Local residents earn degrees ANGOLA — Several area students were among the more than 700 Trine University students that earned degrees and were recognized at the university’s Commencement ceremony on May 4. Area students who graduated from Trine included: Zachary Brown of Wabash, who majored in informatics. Joseph Burcroff of Urbana, who majored in civil engineering. Andrew Halverson of Wabash, who majored in computer engineering. Tristan Justice of Silver Lake, who majored in design engineering technology.

Several named to Trine president’s list ANGOLA — Several area students were named to Trine University’s president’s list for the Spring 2019 term. Earning honors were:

49 students graduate from Learn More Center By The Paper staff Officials at The Learn More Center, an adult basic education center with locations in Wabash and North Manchester, announce than 49 students who have reached their educational goal of obtaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. By attaining this credential, graduates have proven their competency in writing, reading, math, social studies, science, and logic skills. In addi-

tion, 19 students were nominated and joined the National Adult Education Honor Society, demonstrating the attributes of dependable attendance, cooperative attitude, and work ethic. A graduation ceremony and induction ceremony celebrating the success of these Learn More Center students was held Saturday, May 4, at the Wabash Alliance Church with more than 170 in attendance. Seven graduates spoke, highlighting their journeys’ barriers

and triumphs as they persevered in their educational and life journey. Our keynote speaker, Lucas Esch, instructor at the Learn More Center spoke on the topic “On the Way to Graduation.” The Learn More Center is also a state approved testing site for the High School Equivalency Diploma. For more information on testing or earning a high school equivalency diploma and getting started on a new future call 877-363-6128.

Claire Barnett of North Manchester, majoring in biomedical engineering. Chase Guenin of LaFontaine, majoring in mechanical engineering. Tristan Justice of Silver Lake, majoring in design engineering technology. Erika Kendall of North Manchester, majoring in chemical engineering. Jaycee Parrett of Wabash, majoring in management. Beatrice Snavely of North Manchester, majoring in psychology. Michael Swango of Wabash, majoring in software engineering. Remington Trick of North Manchester, majoring in biomedical engineering. To earn president’s list honors, main campus students must complete a minimum of 15 hours and have a grade point average of 3.750-4.000. Meanwhile, two area students were named to Trine University’s dean’s list for the spring 2019 term. Earning honors were Madison Jennings of Andrews, a psychology major, and Ryan Lotz of Urbana, a design engineering technology major. To earn Dean’s List honors, main campus students must complete a minimum of 15 hours and have a grade point average of 3.500-3.749.

Ivy Tech announces dean’s list Ivy Tech Community College has announced the spring 2019 dean’s list for its Wabash, Fort Wayne and Warsaw sites. Earning honors were: From the Warsaw site – Angela Singcroft, Carlos Lopez, Trevor Sleighter, Andrea Roesner, Branden Wilcox and Lora Lewis, all

of North Manchester; Riley Weitzel and Jon Henderson, both of Wabash; Emily Lynch and Yarley Smalley, both of Silver Lake. From the Fort Wayne site – Scott Poe, Dustin Schmidt and Jennifer Renz, all of Andrews; Matt Reed and Taylor Griese, both of North Manchester; Jennifer Wells and Noah Murphy, both of Wabash; Melisa Jones, Roann; Isabel Warren, Silver Lake; Blake Harner, Lagro. From the Wabash site – Terrence Paul, Lauren Skeeters, Zachary Ball, Donovan Sparks and Alina Reed, all of Wabash.

County resident named to VU dean’s list A Wabash County resident was named to the Vincennes University’s spring 2019 dean’s list. Nicholas Caudill, Silver Lake, received the honor by having a 3.5 grade point average or better with at least 12 credit hours. Caudill is in general studies.

Wabash student studies in Guatemala Braydon Schindler, of Wabash, studied abroad in Guatemala for nursing during the summer of 2019 to experience the culture and learn how to give appropriate care in another part of the world. Schindler is a student at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion.

MU junior receives scholarship NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester University junior Haley Farris has been chosen to receive

the Indiana Athletic T r a i n e r s ’ Association Robert S. Behnke Professional Education Scholarship. The honor will be presented at the association’s annual meeting on June 3 in Indianapolis. A first-generation college student, she is also a recipient of the Manchester University Presidential Scholarship and Realizing the Dream Award from the Independent Colleges of Indiana. She was the 2016 valedictorian at Tri-Central High School. Farris is a member of MU’s women’s basketball team, a Spartan Ambassador and a member of the Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Club. Farris is on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and recruiting secretary for Manchester University baseball. Farris also recruits for softball. She is a member of the Student Senate and the Exercise Science and Athletic Training Club. She is Student Budget Board president for the University and tutors in the Biology Department. This summer she will be interning with LifeSolutions Counseling in Carmel in hopes of pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Her volunteer service includes the annual Manchester Walk Into My Future event for elementary school students, Grand Spartans visits to Timbercrest Senior Living Community and Habitat for Humanity. Farris is majoring in athletic training. She is from Sharpsville.

Wabash County Farm Bureau awards 10 local scholarships By The Paper staff The Wabash County Farm Bureau, Inc., has announced the winners of $600 scholarships awarded to 10 Wabash County youth. Receiving scholarships were: Yazmin Louck, daughter of Bill and Vikki Louck. She will major in accounting. Cody Holmes, son of Gerald and Amanda Holmes. He will major in mechanical engineering. Isabel France, daughter of Brandon and

Emily France. She will major in accounting. Picabo Saunders, daughter of Mike and Dawn Saunders. She will major in international studies and psychology. Kelsey Burnahm, daughter of Randy Stout. She will major in pediatric oncology. Haleigh Snyder, daughter of Michael and

Barbara Snyder. She will major in journalism or English. Ariel Dale, daughter of Brad and Marlea Dale. She will major in elementary education. Daniel Driscoll, son of Frank Driscoll. He will major in agronomy and animal science. Makayla Bechtold, daughter of Brian and Teresa Bechtold. She will major in design for social impact. Bailey Lundmark, daughter of Eric and Missy Lundmark. She will major in social work.



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Local athletes receive 2019 conference honors in baseball, softball By The Paper Staff

Harley Kruschwitz lines up a putt at sectional. Photo by Eric Christiansen

MHS golfer bows out at regional By The Paper Staff Wabash County’s high school golfers took to two separate golf courses for IHSAA sectional action in recent days. Manchester golfer Harley Kruschwitz shot a 75 in sectional play at Rozella Ford Golf Club in Warsaw, to advance to the regional round. He shot a 79 in the regional play Swan Lake Resort. Wabash and Southwood took part in the Peru Sectional Monday, June 3 at Rock Hollow Golf Club. The host Tigers won the sectional with a team score of 316, led by medalist Kash Bellar, who shot a 71. Wabash finished in seventh place as a team with a score of 393. Blayze Shemwell

led the Apaches after carding an 85. He was followed by Asif Khan, who shot an 86. Andrew Dinkins (102), Wyatt Davis (120) and Brodie Howard (126) rounded out the Apaches’ scorecard. Southwood finished in eighth place with a team score of 405. The Knights were led by Carson Heath, who shot a 96. Logan Arnold carded a 97, and Ket Baldwin shot a 99. Adam Spaulding (113) and Baron Hedrick (122) rounded out the Southwood scorecard. Manchester and Northfield competed in the Warsaw Sectional. The Squires finished in sixth place with a team score of 330. Culver Academy won the tournament with a team score of

300, led by medalist Michael Perea, who carded a 71. Owen Kruschwitz followed closely behind Harley Kruschwitz with a 77. Klayton Hendrix (87), Konrad Borgmann (91) and Mathias McLaughlin (102) rounded out the Squires’ scorecard. H a r l e y Kruschwitz’s score

was good enough to advance to the regional round at Swan Lake Resort, where he shot a 79. Northfield competed with an incomplete team. Toby Baer led the Norse with an 84, followed by Quentin Dale (113) and Keaton Stout (117).

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WABASH COUNTY, INDIANA CAUSE NO. 85C01-1905-EU-39 Notice is hereby given that Bradley D. Eads and Karen S. Eads were, on May 21, 2019, appointed personal representatives of the estate of Jack E. Eads, Deceased, who died on April 21, 2019. All persons having claims against said estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or said claims will be forever barred. Dated at Wabash, Indiana this May 21, 2019. Lori J. Draper Clerk, Wabash Circuit Court Larry C. Thrush Thrush Law Office One North Wabash St. Wabash, Indiana 46992 260-563-8485 Attorney for the Estate

The Three Rivers Conference recently named its 2018-19 AllConference baseball and softball teams. For baseball, pitchers making the team were Nate Drancik of Northfield, Kade Townsend of Peru, Cody Koebler of Maconaquah, Grant Strobel of Manchster and Trenton Daughtry of Wabash. Catchers making the teame were Kallen Kelsheimer of Wabash, Gabe Lloyd of Southwood, and Mason Roberts of Manchester, Infielders making the team were Clayton Tomlinson of Northfield, Robert Irgang of Wabash, Zane Young of Rochester, Daunte Majors of Peru, Jackson Green of North Miami, Nathan Musselman of North Miami, Cameron Ball of Southwood, Zakk Neer of Whitko, and Mason Meyer of Manchester. Outfielders making the team were Cole Rosen of Northfield, Brady Perez of Rochester, Jared Holley of Wabash, Blake Gribben of Wabash, Eli Henderson of North Miami, Hunter Hays of Maconaquah, and Thane Creager of Manchester, And, extra players making the all-conference were Braxton McGlothin of Rochester and Trey Stesiak of Rochester.

Honorable mention selections included Grant McCarter of Rochester, Chance Ogle of Peru, Lucas Walters of Tippecanoe Valley, Logan Barley of Southwood, Alex Masters of North Miami, Zac Snyder of Maconaquah, Evan Wilson of Whitko, Devin Marcum of Manchester, Joe Leland of Wabash, and Chance Hartman of Northfield. In softball, pitchers Graycee Ansari of Peru, Maci Brown of Rochester, Ashley Lackman of North Miami, Ellie Snep of Whitko, Carra Wolf and Abby Hunter of Northfield made the team. Catchers making the team were Allie Miller of North Miami, Guinevere Garr of Whitko and Makenna Pace of Southwood. Infielders making the team were Hannah Halverson of Wabash, Carly Beehler of Rochester, Ally Betten of Tippecanoe Valley, Marly Halterman of North Miami, Maryann Freeman of North Miami, Emalee Duggins of Whitko, Emma West of Manchester, Addi Baker of Northfield and Ally Keaffaber of Northfield. Outfielders making the team were Carsyn Howard off Manchester, Shianna Bradley of Whitko, Taylor Tinney of North Miami,

Maegan Sinkovics of Peru, Lilly Maple of Maconaquah, Mya Musselman of Rochester, Kyra Kennedy of Northfield, and Sydney Osborn of Wabash, Extra players making the team included Kaelynn Meyer of Maconaquah, Kaycee Simms of Whitko, and Ally Borges of Rochester. Honorable mention selections included Andrea Selleck of Maconaquah, Kindra Stetzel of Manchester, Jenna Krom of Northfield, Bailey Keim of North Miami, Caitlyn Mongosa of Peru, Charlie Pocock of Rocheser, Keagan Simpson of Southwood, Amy Baca of Tippecanoe Valley, Katie Newman of Wabash, and Harley Bradley of Whitko.



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Former students of the Lincolnville School attended a reunion in 2018. The 2019 Lincolnville Alumni Reunion will be on Monday, June 17, at Boxarth Recreational Resort at Lincolnville. Anyone who

attended Lincolnville School is welcome to attend. Patrons should arrive at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served by the restaurant. For more information, contact Norman Jean Bechtold, 260-563-5322. Photo provided

Scholarship created to honor late educator The family of educator George Price has created the George W. Price Scholarship Fund to reward reading in the fourth grade at OJ N e i g h b o u r s Elementary School by funding Early Award Scholarships as a part of the Community Foundation’s Early Award Scholarship Program “Our father would have loved promoting educational success with financial awards for elementary students,” said Jeffrey Price, George’s son. “The program of early support for future educational success speaks of our father’s passions to

encourage young learners. Dad lived and modelled learning in everything he did.” Price was a graduate of Wabash High School and earned teaching degrees from Ball State University. He served in the Army in World War II and the Korean War. After the military, Price taught at several schools, eventually returning to Wabash City Schools and finally MSD of Wabash County. When he retired in 1985, he continued to work to better his community through service on boards and through his faith. Participating

fourth grade O.J. Neighbours students who complete all reading assignments in Quarters 1 and 2 with scores of 70 percent or better can earn $10 each quarter. Additionally, students can earn $20 in each Quarter 3 and 4 by completing all reading assignments with scores of 70 percent or better and meeting their STAR goal for the year. Through the creation of this scholarship, his family exemplifies Mr. Price’s dedication to serving others and his passion for education. “We are grateful for the Price family for their embrace of this new and innovative

model to foster school and engagement and future educational opportunities by providing scholarships early,” said Patty Grant, Executive Director of the C o m m u n i t y Foundation. “With focus on the fourth grade, Prices have chosen the innovative early award scholarship model. Research indicates that students with college and career savings accounts are three times more likely to pursue education after high school. Having these accounts influences how children think about their future and encourages expectations.” Cindi Price reflects on her late husband’s passion for education and helping young people. “He saw potential

in every student and worked to create opportunities for them,” she said. “He never had selfish motives; everything he did was all about his students.” Creating this scholarship will allow Mr. Price’s legacy to live on by helping students develop aspirations for life-long learning and creating opportunities for students for years to come. Community members wishing to contribute to the George W. Price Scholarship Fund in memory of Price may make taxdeductible contributions to the C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Wabash County, 105 West Second Street, Suite 100, North Manchester, 46962 or online at

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The Summer Food Program has started at the Roann United Methodist Church and runs through July 19th (closed on July 4-5). It is opened Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is free to children up to 18 years old. Adults are welcome to eat for a minimal charge. The church is located on the corner of Adams and Arnold streets. They are looking for volunteers to help pick up the food on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s at the Wabash High School. It needs to be gotten around 10:30 a.m. so that it is back to the church by 11 a.m. If you can help with this great program for the kids, please call Ann Meyer at 765-833-2614, Ellen Rensberger at 765-833-5962 or the church at 765-833-2931. If you get the recorder, please leave your name and number so we can call you back. ROANN TOWN BOARD is calling a public hearing on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Board’s regular June meeting will follow at 7 p.m. This will be held at the Town Hall. All who live in Roann’s town limits are asked to attend. R O A N N FARMER’S MARKET: starts on June 14. Be sure to stop and support our local vendors. Also, if you are


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Beyond Meat! Laura Kurella

Being a foodie, I have had all kinds of things cross my plate, both carnivore and herbivore alike. However, I have come to find that most people, no matter what side of the farm their fork is flung into, find a familiarity and opinion about the word, “vegan.” To most it infers a healthier way of eating that is flanked by multiple vegan, meat “mock” over products that don’t taste near as good as the meat that most

age my father was when his vascular health took him away, I decided to try eating a vegan breakfast product. However, after about two months, and thanks to a doctor, I discovered that the vegan product’s main ingredient (wheat gluten) might be what was triggering the inflammation that was becoming chronic in my arm – indeed! Fleeing from this miserable meat “mock” over experience, with barely the bitter taste out of my mouth, I ran smack-dab into a new line of vegan burgers – Beyond Meat. A plant-based burger designed to look, taste and cook just like the real thing, this now very skeptical gal was now smart enough to first read its label and was thrilled to see that it has no gluten or soy and is also GMO-free! Offering as much protein as an animal-sourced meat, this burger gets its nutrients from plants, specifically pea protein. Featuring trace amounts of other good things like

beet, which gives it a beefy red color and even a little bleeding, we decided to take these burgers for a “taste” drive and oh-my-goodness, do taste good, In fact, they are darn near to the real thing – Thank you Lord! Tender, juicy, flavorful and nutrient forward, I found that Beyond Meat delivers the same meaty tenderness and texture I have experienced in Kobe Beef. Priced at what you’d expect to pay for a good burger when dining out, we found they are well worth the cost because they are so satiating and flavor-intense throughout. So good, in fact, that I am sure my red-meat-loving father would have snapped them right up! Go beyond your vegan expectations and serve up a “vascular-friendly” and flavorful Father’s Day feast featuring a new plant protein in town that has most definitely gone beyond meat! Find more about them, their products and recipes at Happy Father’s Day!

of us would prefer to be eating! Desiring to make better dietary choices for myself, especially now that I have reached the

Vegan-n-Out Burger 2 Beyond Meat vegan patties Vegan American cheese slices sliced tomato leaf lettuce white onion slices 1 tsp vegan butter salt and pepper 2 vegan hamburger buns* In-N-Out style Secret Sauce 1/4 cup vegan mayo 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon sweet relish 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar To prepare the secret sauce, whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Lightly toast the buns. Season the thawed patties with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and melt the vegan butter in the pan. Cook the patties for 3 minutes on one side then flip. Layer the cheese on the patties and cover the pan so the cheese melts. Cook for 3 more minutes. Build the vegan burgers with lettuce, tomato, onion, and 1 Tbsp secret sauce. (You will have leftover sauce.) To make the burgers Double style, divide each thawed patty into two parts. Form them into balls then smash them into 1/4- inch thick patties. Cook each patty for 2 minutes on each side, melting the cheese on top after flipping. Build the burgers with two patties, and desired toppings. To make the burgers Animal style, spread a layer of yellow mustard on the patties before cooking them in the pan then include sliced pickles and grilled onions when building the burgers. *=Can substitute a ramen noodle (or glutenfree rice noodle) bun in its place. Find Ramen recipe at

Meaty, juicy and as delicious as it looks, today’s newer plant-based products, like this Beyond Meat vegan burger, are finally, thank God, bringing an oh-so-flavorful improvement to the vegan niche of meat “mock” over food! Photos courtesy of Beyond Meat

Beyond Breakfast Sandwich 2 Beyond Burger patties 2 potato pancakes or hash brown patties 2 slices vegan cheddar cheese 1/2 avocado, sliced 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced and sautéed 2 English muffins, toasted 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place favorite store bought potato pancakes or hash browns in oven. Follow heating instructions on package. While the potatoes are cooking, pre-heat a pan to medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the Beyond Burger patties for 3 minutes per side. Interior of product may still be red or pink when fully cooked, do not overcook. Remove the burgers from pan.

Add olive oil to hot pan and sauté bell peppers until they are caramelized. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the cooked Beyond Burger patties on the baking sheet and top with cheddar cheese. Broil for 1-2 minutes until melted. Make sure you watch carefully as broilers cook quickly and cooking times can vary. Toast the English muffins and then stack each with burger, bell pepper, potato pancake and avocado.

BBQ Beef Beyond Burger Sliders 1 package of the Beyond Burger 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of white onion, minced 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 cups of BBQ sauce 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper

1 package of Pret-zilla mini buns 2 tablespoon of sweet pickle relish 6 slices of vegan American cheese 6 slices of vegan cheddar cheese 3 tablespoons of vegan butter, melted Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil on medium high. Place patties on skillet and with a wooden spoon or fork, mash patties until they resemble a ground beef-like texture. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent. About 4 minutes. Add BBQ sauce, salt and pepper and Tapatio sauce to taste. Set aside. In a small, shallow baking sheet, lay bottom halves of slider buns side by side. Spread bottom halves with sweet pickle relish until evenly coated. Follow with a layer of American cheese, BBQ beef and cheddar cheese. Place top of buns on each slider and brush with vegan butter. Bake for 7 minutes or once cheese has completely melted. Serve immediately.



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Bailey Wyatt, a 15-year-old Southwood student, twirls her baton. She currently holds the title of Junior Miss Majorette of Indiana.

some of their enrolled students. Wabash County’s 2018 4-H Fair Queen Jirni Cripe waved to aspiring queens. Bailey Wyatt, 15, moved through, on foot, twirling her baton as she went. The children’s eyes grew big when the LaFontaine Fire Department trucks cruised around the corner. “The people of this community have endured so much weather-wise,” Parade Director Christopher Hensley said, in reference to the abundance of rain and storms this summer. “It’s nice to have something positive for the community.”

Hensley enjoys directing the parade, saying it is like a puzzle when putting it together, but an absolute joy to watch when the pieces snap into place and the picture becomes clear. There are rumors throughout the town that this would be the last Ashland Days Festival. According to Hensley, only time will tell. “I’m not sure if it’s true or not. They are looking for someone new to head the festival. At this point, it’s too early to tell. But I really hope it’s not the last one. I think our community needs events like this.”

A young boy takes a break from grabbing candy to watch the parade. Photos by David Brinson

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June 12, 2019


NHS students earn honors

Northfield High School students were recently honored during the school’s annual awards ceremony. Earning recognition were: Art Department R e g i o n a l Scholastic Art Award Gold Key: Ariana Varner R e g i o n a l Scholastic Art Award Honorable Mention: Bailey Burcroff Outstanding Male Senior: Daniel Driscoll Outstanding Female Senior: Bailey Burcroff Wabash County Art Show participants: Faye Satterwaite, Emma Wynn, Allysa Haupert, Brooklyn Crum, Allison Larrowe, Arianna Varner, Chloe Miller, Parker Tysinger, Athena Varner, Faith Macy, Maddie Lloyd Choir Department Outstanding M u s i c a l Achievement at ISSMA: Adrianna Hershberger, Ellie Proebstle, Erin Proebstle, Ariana Varner, Athena Varner Outstanding M u s i c a l Achievement in the 2019 Wabash County Honor Choir: A d r i a n n a Hershberger, Madison Lester, Sydney Lester, Ellie Proebstle, Erin Proebstle, Braden Ripplinger, Trinity Shockome, Ariana Varner, Athena Varner Math Department Outstanding Performance, Algebra I: Braydon Arney Outstanding Performance, A c c e l e r a t e d Geometry: Kyle Wynn Outstanding Performance, Geometry: Janelle Ross, McKenzie Roth Outstanding Performance, Algebra II: Elise Gottschalk, Lyndsey Carter Outstanding Performance, PreCalc: Emma Wynn Outstanding Performance, Calculus: Emily Clendenon, Melanie Beery S c i e n c e Department Outstanding Performance, Honors Chemistry: Jenna Krom, DJ Nice, Cassandra French, Elise Gottschalk, Lyndsey Carter, Addi Baker

Overall Top Honors Chemistry Students: Cassandra French, Lyndsey Carter Top Student, Biology 1: Emma Beall, Kyle Wynn Outstanding Performance, AP Biology: Levi Fulkerson Outstanding Performance, AP Physics: Emily Clendenon Outstanding Performance, AP Chemistry: Allysa Haupert, Gage Watkins Outstanding Performance, Anatomy: Levi Fulkerson, Elise Gottschalk Social Studies Department Outstanding Performance, U.S. History: Parker Tysinger, Alyssa Haupert Outstanding Performance, World History: Logan Cox Outstanding Performance, AP History: Emily Clendenon Outstanding Performance, Government: Ally Keaffaber Outstanding Performance, Economics: Faith Macy Outstanding Performance, ACP Government: Ben Nesler Outstanding Pe r fo r m a n c e, Psychology & Sociology: Alexis France E n g l i s h Department Outstanding Performance, Junior English: Levi Fukerson Outstanding Performance, Sophomore Honors English: Lyndsey Carter Outstanding Performance, Sophomore English: Jason Kinsey Outstanding Performance, Freshman English: Kyle Wynn Voice of D e m o c r a c y Participants: Madison Clark, Levi Fulkerson, Allyssa Haupert, Paige Macy, Alyssa McKillip, Faye Sattethwaite, Parker Tysinger, Ariana Varner, Athena Varner, Gage Watkins, Emma Wynn Voice of Democracy Winner: 1st Allyssa McKillip, 2nd Athena Varner, 3rd Faye Satterthwaite PE Awards

Outstanding Students of the Year, Freshmen: Gabe Harrington, Marlena Roberts S p a n i s h Department Outstanding Achievement in Work Language Spanish: 1st Alyssa McKillip 2nd Allysa Haupert, 3rd Emma Wynn I n d u s t r i a l Technology Outstanding Student in CAD 1: Emma Wynn Outstanding Student in CAD 2: Gage Watkins Outstanding Student in CAD 3: Brennen Vigar Outstanding I n d u s t r i a l Technology Student: Elizabeth Moore Special Awards: MSD Academic Achievement Award (Seniors): Abigayle Ross, Alexis France, Ariel Dale, Ash Heitz, Cole Rosen, Erin Proebstle, Evan Eckelbarger, Jacob Truman, Jasper Donaldson, Karlene Poland, Kelcie Thomson, Macie Sears, Madison Garrett, Peyton Frye, Sidney Prater MSD Academic Achievement Award (Juniors): Allysa Haupert, Alyssa McKillip, Ariana Varner, Athena Varner, Emma Wynn, Faye Satterthwaite, Levi Fulkerson, Liam Johnson, Madison Shrider, Gage Watkins Key Club Active Membership Awards: Emma Brainard, Draven Burkholder, Andrew Burns, Carly Hawkins Jenna Krom. Chloe Miller, Allysa Haupert, Adrianna Hershberger, Alyssa McKillip, Faye Satterhwaite, Athena Varner, Ariana Varner, Emma Wynn, Melanie Beery, Bailey Burcroff, Brittany Bussard, Cassidy Carter, Faith Macy, Dalton McKinney, Ben Nesler, Karlie Poland, Macie Sears, Erin Whestone Key Clubber Officers: Alyssa McKillip (President) Chloe Miller (Vice President) Brittany Bussard (Secretary) Erin Whetstone (Treasurer) Melanie Beery (Media) Student Council Roster: PresidentEmma Brainard, Vice President-Chloe Miller, Secretary-Christie Sparks, Advertisement Specialist-Allison Larrowe, Participants:

Carly Hawkins, Jenna Krom, Jason Kinsey Liz Moore, Clayton Tomlinson, Draven Burkholder, Jaxton Coyne, Emily Clendenon, Andrew Burns Yearbook Award: Mackenzie Gordon, Faith Macy, Chloe Imel All A Honor Roll (first three quarters): 9th grade: Emma Beall, Kyle Wynn 10th grade: Addi Baker, Emma Brainard, Lyndsey Carter, Logan Cox, Michael Fisher, Elise Gottschalk, Jenna Krom, Jett Snyder 11th grade: Allysa Haupert, Alyssa McKillip, Gage Watkins, Emma Wynn 12th grade: Melanie Beery, Cassidy Carter, Emily Clendenon, Ariel Dale, Allyson Keaffaber, Cara Kowalczuk, Faith Macy, Elizabeth Moore, Erin Whetstone, Blake Wynn All A & B Honor Roll (first three quarters): 9th grade: Brayden Arney, Morgan Bever, Skyler Burnham, Kayden Cruz, Autumn Custer, Ainsley Dale, Nicole Drancik, Gabrial Harrington, Crysta Kowalczuk, Ashley Lyons, Mason Meyer, Mason Osborn, Emily Pennington, Addy Rosen, Annie Schuler, Ethan Sloan, Jacob Snyder, Eric Tracy, Jaidon Truman, 10th grade: TobyBaer, KolbyDunn, Alexander Haupert, MicahHiggins, Emma Hoover, Abigail Hunter, Kyra Kennedy, Jason Kinsey, Benjamin Kissel, Chloe Miller, Trinnity Mitchell, Jayden Peas, Janelle Ross 11th grade: Madison Clark, Levi Fulkerson, Liam Johnson, Morgan Meyer, Faye Satterthwaite, Madison Shrider, Ariana Varner, Athena Varner 12th grade: Brooklyn Crum, Jasper Donaldson, Daniel Driscoll, Benjamin Nesler, Jared Peas, Karlene Poland, Sidney Prater, Abigail Ross, Kelcie Thomson, Jacob Truman, Brennen Vigar, Perfect Attendance 2018-2019 (0 absences, 0 tardies): Aliya Krom (9), Nikita Dunn (10), Cassidy Carter (12), Erin Whetstone (12) Norse-Scholar Award (earned a 9.5 (B+) GPA or better during the first semester of this school year and

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Northfield Jr. High students honored

Students at Northfield Jr. High School were recently honored during the school’s annual Award Day ceremony. Earning recognition were: Art Department Outstanding Junior High Artists: Avry Napier Coolest Kid: Owen Stakeman (Always being positive in class and helping oth ers) Physical Education

Department Outstanding 7th grade students: Hannah Holmes, Turner Stephens Outstanding 8th grade students: Molly McDonald, Malachi Higgins E n g l i s h Department Top 8th grade RC Winners: 1st – Victoria Graft, 2nd – Layne Fields, 3rd – Brooklyn Stout Battle of th e

Books Team Members: Madeline Moore,(7) Brady McDonald, (7) Molly McDonald, (8) Natalee Keller, (8) Hailey Barton, (8) Brooklyn Stout, (8) Annie French (8) Erin Qualls (8) Anne Sullivan Award winner: Molly McDonald Stay Gold Award: Brady McDonald Mathematics Department Outstanding Performance 7th grade Math: Hannah Holmes & Ryan Brunett Outstanding Pe r f o r m a n c e Accelerated Math 7th grade: Isaiah Beall Outstanding Performance 8th grade Math: Ella Hunter & Dillon Tomlinson Outstanding Pe r f o r m a n c e Algebra 8: Owen Stakeman & Avery Shrider S c i e n c e Department Outstanding 8th grade GPA: Ella Hunter & Dillon

Tomlinson Most Improved 8th grade: Dallis Chain Most Helpful 8th grade: Asia Miller Social Studies Department Outstanding 7th grade student: Anna Kissel Outstanding 8th grade student: Karson Pratt Most Improved 7th Daniel Fleshood Most Improved 8th James Griffey Key Club Active Members: Gracie Dale, Jaycie Krom, John Nesler, Hannah Wilson, Mara Zolman, Tori Graft, Natalee Keller, Asia Miller A c a d e m i c Excellence: 7th grade student: Isaiah Beall & Anna Kissel A c a d e m i c Excellence: 8th grade student Malachi Higgins & Brooklyn Stout Top 7th grade RC Winners: 1st – Madeline Moore, 2nd – Brady McDonald, 3rd – Isaiah Beall Wabash County Math Contest ribbon winners (Individual): Owen Stakeman, John Nessler, Isaiah Beall Wabash County Math Contest ribbon winners (Team): Reece Rosen, Isaiah Beall, Owen Stakeman, Madeline Moore, Mason Fisher Wabash County

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DNR seeks public input on historic preservation From the DNR

The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is conducting an online survey to gather public input regarding upcoming projects and initiatives. Indiana’s Cultural R e s o u r c e s Management Plan is a comprehensive state plan that guides local preservationists, DNR staff, and everyday citizens in their efforts to preserve Indiana’s wide variety of heritage resources, such as historic downtowns and neighborhoods, bridges, cemeteries, schools, round barns, theaters, rural communities and landscapes, and archaeological sites. DHPA is currently revising its plan for 2020-2026. Feedback from constituents helps ensure that DHPA’s preservation programs, commitment of staff resources, and expenditure of federal funds are responsive to the needs of communities all across Indiana. Access the survey o n l i n e at Those without Internet access can connect to the survey at any public library, or they can request that a paper copy be mailed to them by calling Steve Kennedy at 317-2326981. Completed survey forms must be returned to the DHPA by June 30.

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Wabash Art Guild show on display The 60th annual, Wabash Art Guild 2019 Members’ Art Show is on display now through July 8, at the Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. With free admission to the Clark Gallery from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to peruse a fresh collection of more than 75 artworks created by our local artists; in a variety of styles, media, and content. Wabash Art Guild officials would like to thank Richard Tucker for sponsoring the show in memory of Cheryl Jackson. Thank you to all participating

Wabash Art Guild members for contributing to an excitingly diverse show, and to those who worked receiving entries. Also, thank you to Mike Yazel, of Mentone, for judging the event, to The Clark Gallery for hosting the show and to the public for attending. For more information on the group, call 574-453-6772 or like the group on Facebook: Wabash Art Guild. Congratulations to the awards recipients: Best of Show: Rebecca Burton Fairy Lights Division A (Oils, Acrylics, or Alkyds):

1st - Susan Ring Portrait of a Rooster, 2nd Rebecca Burton - Ramblin’ Sunrise, 3rd - Susan Ring - Barn Yard Beaut, Honorable Mention - Brenda Ramseier - Hoosier Sunset, Honorable Mention - Mary Lu Pulley Market Street Lights. Division B (Watercolor or Acrylics under glass): 1st - Susan Ring Oriental Lily, 2nd Brenda Ramseier - A Flower Walk, 3rd Laureen Deeter Swans, Honorable Mention - Emaline Cordes - A Girl’s Best Friend, Honorable Mention - Rita Dyson - Up & Away.

Division C (Drawing: Pencil, Charcoal, Ink, Pastel): 1st - Brenda Ramseier - What’s Stopping You?, 2nd Julie Beutler Sunlight on Winter, 3rd - Julie Beutler Heart of Mackinac, Honorable Mention Lori K. Heeter Lilacs, Honorable Mention - Kathy Singpiel - Daisies and Poppies. Division D (Misc: Sculpture, Pottery, Wire Sculpture,

Collage, Weaving, Creative Art, Batik, Woodcut, etc.): 1st Kathy Singpiel Daisies on Wood (wood burning), 2nd Mary Lengel Where’s The Juice? (mixed media), 3rd Mary Lu Pulley Bright October (mixed media), Honorable Mention Laureen Deeter Stately (modeling paste), Honorable Mention - Laureen Deeter - Amidst the Ruins (mixed

media). Division E: (Any medium of artwork that has been done in workshops or is copied): 1st - Julie Beutler - Pear, 2nd Rita Dyson - Blue Skies on a Cold Day, 3rd - Emaline Cordes - A Winter Evening, Honorable Mention Lori K. Heeter - Hand Hewn Wood, Honorable Mention Rainelle Dowel - To Drink or Not To Drink?



Local piano students participate in program By The Paper staff Auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers were at the Honeywell House on May 29-30. This is the 35th year the auditions have been in Wabash. The auditions are noncompetitive and serve as a goal for each student. Participants can choose to play from one to fifteen pieces for a visiting judge. Anyone can enter if their teacher is a member and membership is open to all local teachers

who want to offer this opportunity for their students. The following students participated: Anna Bakehorn, Sylvia Bakehorn, Eli Bone, Emma Bone, Grace Bryant, Annie Cole, Averie Coppler, Brady Coppler, JoJo Drancik, Mia Fairchild, Isabelle Frank, Noah Frank, Gatsby Gawthrop, Violet George, Jamey Guyer, Neil Long, Jaeda Lynn, Analeigh McKee, Keira Oswalt, Parker Oswalt, Madison Parson, Ella Peden, Kynzi Peden, Hannah Stout, Amy Wilcox, Ava Bishir,

Chloe Bishir, Isaiah Cordes, Dave Ford, Rob Ford, Cheney Canada, Clay Hannah, Lukas Sibert, Meredith Sibert, Leah Boggs, Lillian Resler, Kyle Yang, Kaelyn Johnson, Khloe Johnson, Ali Niccum, Jack Niccum and Japheth Niccum. Local participating teachers were: Peggy Coppler, Eileen Dye, Mackenzie Niccum, Nancy Spahr Huskey and Judy Ward. The guest adjudicator was Georgia Kline from Schoolcraft, Mich.

Honeywell House to host Eugenia’s Table The Honeywell House welcomes Rita Dyson to present “Taking a Hobby to the Next Level” during the annual Eugenia’s Table event on Tues., June 20 at 3 p.m. Dyson enjoys watercolor as a hobbyist and has painted for

nearly 15 years. She has studied under artists Brenda Ramseier and Sarah Luginbill, and has exhibited and placed in Honeywell Center competitions. Guests will have dessert around Eugenia’s Table and learn how Dyson

developed her talent and grew her hobby into a passion. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required to attend and can be made by calling 260-563-2326 ext. 1, or visiting the Honeywell House website at

3 NHS students have artwork in exhibition Three Northfield High School students were among those participating in the

24th annual Indiana University Kokomo High School art exhibition. The students — Allysa Haupert, Ariena Varner, and

Athena Varner – were among those who submitted entries exhibit, which runs through June 14. The Art Gallery is in the IU Kokomo Library Building, 2300 S. Washington St. Admission is free, and free parking is available on campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and closed Sundays and Fridays.

From the MU News Bureau NORTH MANCHESTER – The degree program in marketing at M a n c h e s t e r University has been ranked No. 1 in Indiana as a “Best Value for the Money” in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual. M a n c h e s t e r University has achieved this ranking two years in a row. The program at Manchester is also ranked No. 16 out of 402 programs at colleges and universities in the United States. This places M a n c h e s t e r University’s marketing program in the top 5 percent of all such programs in the

nation reviewed by College Factual. “The marketing program is currently the strongest that I have seen it in my 28 years at Manchester,” said Tim Ogden, dean of the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business. “The faculty are outstanding and bring a wide variety of professional experiences to their work. The program has greater depth and breadth than in earlier years, and students are held to high standards,” he said. “The faculty require the students to complete a significant amount of project work for real business clients, and this translates to success following graduation.” Based upon PayScale survey data, students graduating


Office of Student Financial Services, the Business Office, and all of the folks in Students Affairs. It is a real team effort. “Finally, and most i m p o r t a n t l y, Manchester has incredible students. They are smart, they work hard, they accept responsibility, and they do not cut corners. Together, this is a potent combination, and it produces results.” College Factual’s Best Marketing Schools for the Money ranking takes into account the average yearly cost of the school, the average time students take to graduate, and the quality the school provides to students. This means schools that rank highly are offering a good value for the money.

By The Paper staff The Promotion Committee of Wabash Marketplace is finalizing a collaborative photography project. The project began in fall 2018 by seeking artist submissions of downtown photos. Hundreds of photographs were submitted for the project. The final product is a large collage containing photographs from the community and the new “Do It Downtown” logo. “The variety of subject matter is i n c r e d i b l e .

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from Manchester with a degree in marketing realize earlycareer earnings of $40,985 and midcareer earnings of $86,276. This is above the national average of $39,609 for earlycareer earnings and above the national average of $75,219 for mid-career earnings of all college and university graduates reviewed by College Factual. “As far as I am concerned, we have the best faculty and staff imaginable, and in the Gilbert College of Business, they have a single-minded focus: doing whatever is in the best interest of the students,” Ogden said. “Added to that is the great support the college receives from other areas on campus such as the Office of the Registrar, the

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Coordinator Andrea Zwiebel said. The photographs were collected as part of the re-boot of the “Do It Downtown” campaign. The new logo was released in early 2019 as a branding campaign for Downtown Wabash. The 2019 version proudly states, “Whatever you do, do it Downtown.” The finished product is a 60-inch-x-40inch canvas with hundreds of thumbnail images submitted by photographers with an overlay of the new logo. Photographers represented in the col-






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Hildegard ‘Cindy’ Johnson, 73 Enjoyed outdoors Nov. 15, 1945 – June 4, 2019

World War II veteran July 23, 1927 – June 5, 2019 Glen Edward Dodson, 91, of North Manchester, died at 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. He was born July 23, 1927, in Rappahannock County, Va., to Joseph and Bertha (Dodson) Dodson. Glen was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He married Helen Clouser in Wabash on June 10, 1950; she died Nov. 16, 2017. He worked for Delco Electronics in Kokomo, for 20 years. Glen was a member of the Morning Star Church in Kokomo, and the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed gardening, working outdoors, taking drives, and visiting family. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy (Dennis) Manning of Wabash; two granddaughters, Lori Waller of Peru, and Christy Schuler of North Manchester; six great-grandchildren, Grant (Paige) Schuler of Roann, Dane Schuler and Maddox Schuler, both of North Manchester, Lyndze (Brandon) Freeman of Wabash, Jordan Waller and Blair Waller, both of Fort Wayne; and two great-great-grandchildren, Kaedence Freeman of Wabash, and Branson Schuler of Roann. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Marvin and Calvin Dodson. Visitation and funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Shepherd Bill Talbot officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Preferred memorial is Richvalley United Methodist Church. The memorial guest book for Glen may be signed at

Barbara A. Ansel, 78, of Wabash, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Per the family’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash.

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Ansel Lahr, 76 Heckman Bindery retiree June 13, 1942 – June 5, 2019 Ansel E. Lahr, 76, North Manchester, died June 5, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1942. Visitation and services were Saturday, June 8, at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Servia.



Aug. 27, 1925 – June 7, 2019

Isabelle Irene “Isy” Eltzroth, 93, of Wabash, died at 2:38 pm, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Akron, to Edward and Ethel (Shively) Miller. Isy was a 1943 graduate of Akron High School in Akron, Indiana and was a cheerleader for four years. She married Kenneth Eltzroth on Aug. 30, 1946; he died Jan. 18, 1988. She retired from Wabash Metal Products after 10 years. Isy was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Wabash. She enjoyed flower gardening and working in her yard. She also enjoyed hooking rugs, quilting, and was a wonderful cook. Isy also kept her house in a very clean manor. She is survived by three children, Joe (Diane) Eltzroth of Indianapolis, Debra Eltzroth of Phoenix, Ariz., and Oliver Eltzroth of Munising, Mich.; son-in-law, David Richards of Somerset’ sister, Helen Gearhart of Winamac’ brother, Kenny Lee (Anita) Miller of Warsaw; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Bevery Richards, and sister, Betty Mae Clinker. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Friends may call from noon - 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is F.I.S.H.. The memorial guest book for Isy may be signed at

Barbara Ansel, 78

Hildegard Ruth “Cindy” Johnson, 73, of Wabash, passed away at 8:25 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 15, 1945, in Superior, Wis., to Harold Adolph and Rachel Beatrice (Williams) Noreng. Cindy married John Douglas Miller on July 27, 1968, in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives. Her second marriage to Fred Wilber Johnson was on April 25, 1987, in Pittsburg, Kan., at Trinity Baptist Church; he died Jan. 28, 2012. She thoroughly enjoyed attending performing arts, especially ballet, symphony and theater. She loved being onstage in local plays and enjoyed square dancing. Cindy played flute and piano and loved singing with the radio and in church. Favorite times were spending summers in Bayfield, Wis., with her grandparents Bertram and Birgit Noreng (Noring) and in Solon Springs, Wis., at the Williams family cabin. Cindy loved the water, enjoying water skiing, swimming, canoeing and fishing on Lake St. Croix. She loved wildlife, learning about the various flowers and plants from her mother and her Aunt Ruth, and picking blueberries. Camping trips provided her favorite escape from everyday life. Cindy enjoyed cheering her grandchildren on in life, especially in their sporting events. She also enjoyed games and puzzles of all sorts, but especially bingo at the Senior Center where she often won prizes. Decorating for the holidays was her passion. She enjoyed creative endeavors like crafts and flower arranging (and was part owner of flower shop). Cindy graduated from Kearney, High School in Kearney, Neb. She graduated from nursing school with her LPN license at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and practiced at St. Luke’s and Mercy Hospital. As one of the early non-traditional college students, Cindy went back to school in her 40s and completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and vocational rehab in 1982 at University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.) She was a certified substance abuse counselor at the Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, Mo., until 2004. Cindy volunteered on the Advocate Committee for seniors in the Wabash community, promoting changes to assist accessibility for the disabled. Cindy was Worthy High Priestess in the White Shrine and Eastern Star in Pittsburg, Kan. She participated in the Lioness Club in in Moberly, Mo. She loved her children very much. And said many times that they are the best care givers ever. Cindy is survived by two children, Paul Douglas Miller of Prairie Village, Kan., and Melinda Margaret (Tarrence) Trusty of Wabash, three grandchildren, Kourtney Bree Trusty, Ariston Levi Trusty, and Sophie Aliyah Trusty, all of Wabash, sister, Linda Marie (Donald) Shearer of East Moline, Ill., and her two brothers, Mark Harold Noreng of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Bruce William Noreng of East Moline, Ill. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and funeral services were Friday, June 7, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Terry Hinds officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Bayfeild, Wis., at a later date. The preferred memorials are the Shriners Hospital for Children, ( or the Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond Street, Wabash, IN 46992. The memorial guest book for Cindy may be signed at

Mary Purnell, 84 Enjoyed cooking Aug. 10, 1934 – June 7, 2019

Mary Edith Purnell, 84, of rural Wabash, entered the gates to Heaven to be with God, where her husband of 61 years was waiting, at 3:08 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Evening Shade, Ark., to Eathel and Elsie (Marlin) Shirley. Mary married Bennie E. Purnell in Bono, Ark., on March 4, 1951; he died Dec. 3, 2012. She was a member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Marion. She enjoyed playing games, cooking, watching westerns on television, and was an avid fisherwoman. Mary was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, when she wrote “My heart is full of love.” May she walk with God and Bennie with joy She is survived by four daughters, Deborah (Lonnie) Fisher of Fort Wayne, Tina (Douglas) Dirig of Wabash, Mary (Rick) Ogle of Roann,, and Penny (Sherman Cox) Walter of Marion, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marie Collier of Independence, Miss. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and seven brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial is Alzheimer’s Association. The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at


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Enjoyed riding motorcycle March 16, 1961 – June 5, 2019

Kenneth “David” Copeland, 58, of Wabash, died at 10:05 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. at his home. He was born March 16, 1961, in Wabash, to Murline Copeland and Louise (Murray) Davidson. David married Sharon Depoy in Peru, on Jan. 1, 2000. He worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash 36 years. David enjoyed riding and caring for his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, talking to people, and especially enjoyed his grandkids. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Copeland of Wabash; three daughters, Amanda (Travis) Shadden of Urbana, Jasmine (Caleb) Bolinger of Wabash, and Shelby (Mikhael) Flohr of Markle; four grandchildren, Zachery Shadden and Caleb Shadden, both of Urbana, Kaidyn Flohr of Markle, and Violet Bolinger of Wabash; five sisters, Sharon (Rod) Hanes of Peru, Veva (Tom) Torres and Patricia Copeland, both of Wabash, Kathy Miller of Lagro, and Jana Futrell of Peru; two brothers, Andy (Krysha) Davidson of McCordsville, and Jim (Priscilla) Davidson of Bloomington; step-father, Jack Davidson of Lagro; and his mother-in-law, Kathy Depoy of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Mark Whinery officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is American Cancer Society. The memorial guest book for David may be signed at

Daniel Morgan, 28 Worked at Paper Works March 3, 1991 – June 8, 2019

Daniel Ray Morgan, 28, of Wabash, died at 5:45 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, as the result of an auto accident. He was born March 3, 1991 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Ricky E. and Judy (Roseberry) Morgan. Daniel was a 2009 graduate of Manchester High School. He worked at Paper Works in Wabash. Daniel enjoyed his job, being outdoors, hunting and fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his son. He is survived by his son Jaxxsn Charles Morgan, parents, Ricky E. and Judy Morgan, all of Wabash; brother, Rick (Briana) Morgan of North Manchester; grandparents, Shirley Morgan of Wabash, Homer Roseberry of Florence, Ariz., and John & Henrietta Powell of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Talmadge Morgan. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Charles Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Friends may call 4-7pm Wednesday, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Daniel’s son Jaxxsn. The memorial guest book for Daniel may be signed at

Officials investigate death at local factory On June 6, 2019, at approximately 7:41 a.m. Wabash Police responded to SRT

Aluminum located at 50 Dimension Ave., after a man’s body was located in the area of the factory. Wabash Police first shift officers responded to the case, which is currently being investigated by Wabash Police Detective Jason Mooney in cooperation with the Wabash County Coroner. Wabash Fire Department assisted at the scene. This case is currently an active case and further details will be released as the investigation continues

At approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Wabash Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash near 1227 Mill Street, in which a Wabash man died. The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Dustin Rutledge revealed

that Daniel Morgan, 28, Wabash, was driving a 2012 Jeep Patriot eastbound on Mill Street. For an undetermined reason, the Jeep crossed the center line, traveled over the westbound lane, and crashed into a guardrail on the north side of the road. Morgan was pro-

Susan Willcox, 73 Retired nurse Sept. 16, 1945 – May 29, 2019

Susan Ebbinghouse Willcox, 73, of Sun City West, Ariz., died peacefully in her home on May 29, 2019. She was born in Wabash on Sept. 16, 1945, to the late James and Phyllis Ebbinghouse. Sue graduated from Southwood High School in 1964. Sue married Michael Wilcox on September 3, 1966. They soon settled in Knightstown, where she was a homemaker and master gardener. Sue took an active leadership role in her community, Home Ec Club, Bible Study Fellowship, and volunteered at her church and school. She was devoted to providing very healthy food for her family that she raised in her garden and ground wheat for her famous bread. She is survived by her husband and sons Steven in Goodyear, Ariz., James Paul (Amy) in Owensboro, Ky., and Adam Willcox in Folsom, Calif. Four grandchildren survive: Steven Jr., Alex, Emma, and Abby Willcox. Sue’s sister, Ann (Don) Gillespie, Wabash, also survives. At age 48, Sue returned to college, made the Dean’s List, and received an Associate’s degree in Nursing from IU East. She practiced nursing in Greenfield for 15 years, sharing her compassion and heart with all those around her. In retirement, she enjoyed interior decorating, making art projects, traveling, and volunteering for her church and clubs in Arizona. Sue relished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her eager and infectious laugh will be missed by all those who knew her. A Celebration of Life for Sue Willcox will take place at two locations with receptions to follow: In Indiana at Wilkinson Church of Christ on Sept. 14, 2019, at 5 p.m. and in Arizona at Sun City West Christian Church on Oct. 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in support of missionary work. Missions that Sue worked to support are available at Wabash City Police Citations May 29 Kenny R. Stapleton, 52, Wabash, cited for speed. Dustin T. Hamilton, 18, Wabash, cited for speed. Jason E. Bunker, 30, Peru, cited for false and fictitious plate. Rhea L. Roberts, 26, Kokomo, cited for possession of marijuana. Alan A. Smith, 23, Fort Wayne, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Derick W. Prilaman, 37, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Kaylee M. Slagal, 24, Wabash, cited for no operator’s license when required. Christine Cameron, 66, Wabash, cited for false and fictitious plates. Jason S. Koch, 41,

Hudson, cited for disregarding an automatic signal. Thomas B. Fedewa, 18, Wabash, cited for disregarding an automatic signal. Jane E. Willmert, 66, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Richard E. Gardner, 66, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Aaron R. Hampton, 38, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Don M. Cameron, 46, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Kathy S. Thompson, 67, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. John T. Schuler, 37, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. David L. Nice, 42, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Sergio Rojas, 22, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. R o b e r t Swathwood II, 46, Swayzee, cited for seatbelt violation and no operator’s license when required. Carolyn M. Hicks, 34, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Bryan E. Carr, 33, ROANN CHAPEL Wabash, cited for 335 South Chippewa St. • Roann seatbelt violation (765) 833-5591 and driving while suspended infraction. May 31

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nounced dead at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. Trooper Rutledge was assisted at the crash scene by the Wabash Police Department, the Wabash Fire Department, the Wabash County Coroner’s Office, and Wabash County EMA.

Tyffani N. Flaugh, 22, Wabash, cited for expired plate. John D. Wendt, 73, Urbana, cited for seatbelt violation. Adam J. Denney, 22, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Ariel King, 27, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Shelby R. Rennaker, 34, Huntington, cited for speed. Tamara L. Elchert, 48, Peru, cited for speed. Joseph E. Bickel, 54, Huntington, cited for disregarding an automatic sign. June 1 Rod A. Luttrell, 41, Wabash, cited for dog at large. Cheryl A. Parrett, 75, Wabash, cited for no operator’s license when required. Paxton R. Fulmer, 18, Wabash, cited for speed. Nehemiah S. Hammond, 34, Plainfield, cited for operator never licensed. June 2 Jessica L. Pinkerton, 23, Indianapolis, cited for speed, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. Jordan T. Sadler, 22, Lagro, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Austin D. Osborne, 21, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Stefanie L. Engledow, 27,

Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Charles R. Hyden, 54, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Robert L. Beecher IV, 36, Lafayette, cited for child restraint violation. Cody A. Waterbury, 29, Wabash, cited for possession paraphernalia. June 3 Ashley D. Davidson, 34, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Christian B. Robertson, 18, Wabash, cited for operator never licensed. Luis A. Contreras, 39, Wabash, cited for speed. June 4 Donald W. Kershner, 61, Laketon, cited for expired plate. Accidents June 3 At 1:56 p.m., a vehicle driven by Clayton J. Floor collided with a vehicle driven by Charles V. Staggs, 68, LaFontaine, on State Road 15 North near Stitt Street. At 2:05 p.m., a vehicle driven by Patty S. Sausaman, 85, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Kenneth R. Combs, 53, Wabash, at 1850 S. Wabash Street. At 4:23 p.m., a vehicle driven by Dany Croteau, 66, Asbestos, Quebec, collided with a vehicle driven by John A. Proffitt, 34, Wabash, on Market Street near Carroll Street.

Wabash Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department Citations May 29 Dave L. Jones, 25, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Kurt D. Binkerd, 55, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. David L. Parker, 34, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Misty A. Watson, May 30 Kory E. Estep, 32, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. James T. Laferney, 55, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Isaac M. Powell, 23, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Abigail N. Grossnickle, 22, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Steven J. Simmons, 41, cited for seatbelt violation. Anthony H. Nelson, 64, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Jennifer R. Denney, 31, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Michael C. Winters,

20, Huntington, cited for seatbelt violation, Kloe K. Smith, 18, LaFontaine, cited for seatbelt violation. Olivia J. Brandenburg, 25, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Kevin A. Lewis, 54, Edgerton, Ohio, cited for seatbelt violation. Benjamin R. Overmyer, 30, Rochester, cited for seatbelt violation. May 31 Brandy Garrard, 34, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation and driving while suspended infraction. Bookings May 28 Jacob P. Fishback, 40, Wabash, cited for speed. Ken E Ahlfeld, 69, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation, May 29 Terry Lee Burkett, 40, Butler, petition to revoke electronic home detention for possess of methamphetamine.


Heather Rae Mercer, 35, Wabash, charged with maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of paraphernalia. Jennifer Lynn Randolph, 37, Wabash, charged with unlawful possession of a syringer. Ethel Faye Harlan, 52, Wabash, charged with possession of methamphetamine Misty A. Watson, 40, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Joseph M. Gribben, 46, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Nichole L. Culver, 41, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Peydon L. Bennett, 26, Marion, cited for seatbelt violation. Rodney L. Banks, 50, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Charles R. Guthrie, 67, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Krista M. Minerd, 24, Wabash, cited for

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City Schools honors employees On Friday, May 31, 2019 Wabash City Schools had its annual employee banquet. Employees retir-

ing from Wabash City Schools were honored. Wabash High School: Tonya Smith, 22 years.

The following employees who have worked for Wabash City Schools were honored and recog-

nized for their dedication and service: 5 Years: John Davis, Alicia Draper, Krista Hopkins, Rachel

Duke supports Honeywell program: The Honeywell Foundation recently kicked off its Visual Thinking Strategies program in Boulevard Elementary’s third grade classrooms. During the 2019-20 school year, the Honeywell Education & Outreach team will visit twice each month to lead the students in facilitated conversations about works of art that will help them strengthen their communication, critical thinking and language arts skills. “Studies have shown time and again the value of incorporating art into the school curriculum,” said Kevin Johnston, Duke Energy’s Government & Community Relations Manager for north central Indiana. “Arts education teaches creativity, improves motor skills and leads to improved academic performance. Duke Energy is proud to support arts-in-education initiatives like the Educational Outreach Program.” Pictured behind the students are Kevin Johnston and Teresa Galley, Director of Education and Outreach for the Honeywell Foundation. Photo provided

Indrutz, Matt Mindach, Tyler Olson, Erin Sapusek, Lindsey Wilson, and Cody Waldron; 10 Years: Chris Beauchamp, Kate Carter, Tim Dillon, Tabatha Fairchild, Jeff Galley, and Dan Stith; 20 Years: Vanessa Daughtry and Linda Whinery; 30 Years: Dan Engle and Janet Sparks. Tim Dillon received the 20182019 Support Staff of the Year Award. He was nominated by his peers for this award. One nomination noted: “He works tirelessly around the building to keep it looking beautiful and keep everyone safe. Whenever there are special programs he works so far in advance and has things done before you even ask him, he then asks what else he can do to help. He is a hero to every boy and girl that has lost a Frisbee or football on the roof – always looking to return it to its rightful owner!” Another nomination wrote: “His daily work directly impacts the Five Pillars of Wabash City Schools. Daily you can see him talking with the stu-

dents, building relationships while always having a smile and chuckle, never once having a bad thing to say. His role is not easy and the cleanliness of the facility directly results in the students’ wellness which in turn provides an environment where the students can achieve academically. His example of hard work, dedication to duty, politeness to others and service above self, sets the standard for Citizenship. As a whole, Tim Dillon exemplifies what Wabash City Schools and Building a Legacy of Opportunity for All.” The true embodiment of Tim’s deserving this award is that – in spite of facing serious life threatening illness, Tim’s positivity, commitment to work, and faith shine through every day and he is truly an inspiration for all! ast year’s Joseph Ulery Teacher of the year recipient, Jen Smith, presented the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Award to O.J. Neighbours Teacher Melva McLane. McLane was nominated by

her peers for this award. McLane is wrapping up her 11th year at OJ Neighbours Elementary School. This year she opted to transfer from 2nd grade to 1st grade so she could teach the Spanish portion of the Spanish Dual L a n g u a g e Immersion program. She is one of the hardest working individuals at O.J. Neighbours. She is the face and team leader of the district’s Dual L a n g u a g e Immersion program and takes on that role all while teaching our sweet first grade students – in Spanish. She has helped the district refine its practices, hire qualified individuals, mentor teachers and discover new conferences and schools to visit and build relationships with all to ensure the success of the program. Kathy Wilson received the 20182019 Administrator of the Year Award. Wilson was nominated by her peers for the award. Wilson began her career in a 3rd grade position at Miami Elementary and has taught in five different buildings. She will be starting her 33rd year in her 6th build-

ing at L.H. Carpenter as the new L.H. Carpenter Early C h i l d h o o d Education Director. A veteran kindergarten teacher, Wilson fought to create a classroom to help children with social and emotional challenges, regulating behaviors and working diligently to get them back into the classroom so learning was not lost. She supports the Wabash City Schools mission by ensuring each of the district’s pillars are present with every decision she makes at OJ Neighbours and L.H. Carpenter. She works hard at developing and strengthening relationships with students, staff and the community.

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HUGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE: 6/13 & 6/14, 9am4pm; 6/15, 9am-2pm. 2526 N. 100 E., Guenin. Rain or shine, Inside & Air Conditioned! Lots of Primitives, road signs, garden decor, child’s rechargeable gator, housewares, scrap booking supplies, DVD’s, CD’s, clothing, toys, hunting bow, lots of misc., wood chairs, glassware, collectible cans, large black buggy wagon wheel. So much more! Saturday Everything 1/2 OFF!

Wabash City ESTATE SALE: 1643 N. Wabash St., June 13, 14, 15. Thursday 12pm-7pm, Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-?? Furniture (swivel rocker, chair with ottoman, recliner, kitchen table and chairs, vintage telephone seat), Nova foldable rolling walker with basket, Craftsman 32” lawn sweeper, “Romeo & Juliette” Ken & Barbie collectible dolls, wheelchair & medical assistive home devices, puzzles, jewelry. Household (decorative, mirrors, hand crafted wooden shelves, quilts, linens, etc.) Yard decor and outdoor stuff. Birds & Bloom, Reminisce, albums, lots for re-purposing. $.25, $.50, $1.00 tables, Lower prices every day. Must sell or out it goes!! FOUR FAMILY Garage Sale: Thirty years of “stuff” -new and vintage. Includes furniture, designer purses, rare vinyl albums, handicap equipment, toys, lots of miscellaneous. June 14 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 15 - 8:00 a.m. to Noon. 337 Birchwood Court.


Jack Rich Estate Auction Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Location: 2954 N. Mexico Road Peru, IN 46970, Just 1 Mile North of the Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds *1935 Hudson Terraplane* *1950 Hudson Commodore* *2002 Cadillac STS* *John Deere 737 ZTrak Mower* *John Deere 322 Mower* *Wonderful Antiques and Collectibles* *Circus Memorabilia* *Hudson Motor Car Company Books & Memorabilia* *2 Honda Mini Trails* *Yamaha Drumset* *Sonora Phonograph* *Hallmark Ornament Collection* *Bedroom Sets* *Dining Room Furniture* *Living Room Furniture* *Tools, Household items, Exercise Equipment and MUCH MORE!* 1935 Hudson Terraplane, 1950 Hudson Commodore, 2002 Cadillac, Honda Mini Trails, and John Deere Mowers to sell at 11:30 a.m. Lots of very nice items and unique items to be offered at this sale. 1935 Hudson Terraplane. 48,500 miles. Dark Blue Exterior with Tan Interior. Rumble Seat. Older Restoration, runs and drives well. Call with questions. 1950 Hudson Commodore. Only 2 owners since purchased new in 1950! 71,500 miles. Gold exterior with Brown/Tan Interior, runs and drives well. Call with Questions. 2002 Cadillac STS in Excellent Condition. V8 Northstar Motor. Showing only 48,500 Miles. Black exterior and black interior. Hudson Motor Car Parts: Steering Wheels, Bumpers. Lawnmowers: John Deere ZTrak 23 HP VTwin with 54” deck ; John Deere 322 Rider mower. Antiques and Collectibles: Hudson Motor Car Company Service Manuals and Books ; Hudson Motor Car Patches and other memorabilia ; Hudson Metal Signs ; Morse U.S. Navy Diving Helmet on display stand ; Edison Records ; Antique Cash Register ; Antique Phone ; King Family Circus Trunk ; Elephant Hook Cane ; Little Liz’s Casino Game ; Large Crocks ; Hundreds of Hallmark Ornaments new in box with books and other Hallmark items ; Wood ice box with 3 doors and brass fixtures; Spinning Wheel ; Wooden trunk ; Sonora Phonograph ; Walking Stick Collection; Doll crib ; doll high chair ; Lanterns ; Oil lamps ; and MORE Furniture and Household: Washer and Dryer ; Large wooden gun cabinet with glass front and 4 drawers ; Queen size Craftmatic adjustable bedframe ; nearly new queen mattress ; Full size bed frames and mattresses (2) ; cedar chest ; leather recliner ; couch ; antique dining room table and 6 chairs ; drop leaf table ; end tables; antique dresser ; dresser, sideboard, and end table bedroom suite ; rocking chairs; 4-drawer file cabinet ; Mirrors ; Flat screen TV ; coffee table ; assorted single chairs; Microwave ; and MORE Clothing: Brown Leather Harley Davidson Jacket ; Fur Coat ; Child’s Leather Coat; Santa Suit Tools: Large Craftsman Toolbox ; circular saw ; large pipe wrench ; leaf blower ; weed eater ; hedge trimmer ; hand tools ; garden tools ; Floor jacks ; Ladders ; and MORE


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North Manchester

GARAGE SALE: 19 Golf Course Drive. Thursday, 6/13, 4pm-7pm; Friday, 6/14, 8am-12pm. Furniture, collectibles, clothing (all sizes), household miscellaneous.

2 PACKRAT NEIGHBORS Primitive, Vintage Sale: Birdhouses, 2 white rocking chairs, yard decor, Coca-Cola items, tools, clothes, something for everyone! Thursday, June 13, 2pm-7pm; Friday, June 14, 8am-5pm; Saturday, June 15, 8am-? 11487 N. 200 W., Miller and 2056 W. 1150 N., Hicks. North Manchester.

GARAGE SALE: 333 Linwood Lane, Wabash. Friday, June 14th, 9am4pm. Saturday, June 15th, 9am-12pm. Girls clothing sizes 7-12 & juniors, toys, women plus and much more! GARAGE SALE: June 14 & 15, 8am-3pm, 475 Alena Street. Ext. door w/frame, old front door, old decorative house scallops, baby bed, large dog cage, towel rack, table & chairs, lawn chair, motorcycle racing gear and many misc items. JUNE 13 & 14: 8am-4pm, 65 Eldorado Drive. Girls clothes (Matilda Jane), juniors, womens, mens nice name brand clothes. Girls show belts and jeans, leotards, shoes, bags, TV stand, deep frier, cotton candy maker, kitchen misc., canister set, Pottery Barn kids decor, toys, Cricut, mailbox, Coach purse. Much more!!

BUSTING AT THE SEAMS Merging and Moving sale! Lots of new household items & furniture added. Clothing, toys, and books. 1704 Westchester Drive, behind DQ. Thursday, 3:00pm-7:00pm; Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, 8:00-12:00pm. Geiser, Long & Hernandez. GARAGE SALE: 802 Meadowdale Drive. 6/14, 8am-4pm; 6/15, 8am12pm. Dinner bell, homemade fudge, Radio Flyer wagon, electric grill, Daisy Trail Boss, crocks, decor and misc. GARAGE SALE: 9729 N. 200 W., North Manchester. Ladies medium, girls size 10-12, shoes, women 1x3x, men name brand size large (Levi, American Eagle, Nike, Under Armour), lots of shirts, jeans 32-32, brand new Crocs, lots of misc. Priced to Sell!! Friday ONLY, 9am6pm.

LARGE FAMILY YARD Sale: Friday, June 14, 9am-3pm. 712 Ruse Street, North Manchester. Home decor, clothing & lots more! MOVING SALE: Full size like new mattress, leather recliner, curio cabinet, entry table, mirrors, twig primitive Christmas tree, small portable welder. 8x10 steel overhead insulated garage door, LOTS of misc. items. Take Beckley St. Extended across State Road 13, go 3 miles, turn right at 1200 S, first house on the left. Friday, June 14th 7:00am-?? and Saturday, June 15, 8:00am-?? S N O W B L O W E R ; EDGER; ANTIQUES; wardrobes; small La-ZBoy; Hot Wheels Race Track; miscellaneous household. Browns 302 Sylers Lane, 2 houses north of O’Reilly’s, Thursday, Friday 8am5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm

Roann CRAZY SWEET ANNIES Vintage Barn and Rummage Sale at “The Little Cathedral”, 435 S. Chippewa Street, Roann. June 13-15; June 20-22; June 27-29; July 4-6. Sales 8am-3pm daily. Roann Days Town Rummage Sales are July 5 & 6. Antiques, crafts, clothes, household, more, more, more!!!


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GOOD APPLIANCES: used washers, dryers, ranges, furniture & refrigerators. 30 day warranty! 35 E. Canal St., Wabash, 260563-0147. SPALDING TV ANTENNA for sale, $10. 260-3301940.

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NOTICE OF THE RECEIVING OF BIDS FOR WABASH FIRE DEPARTMENT STORAGE BUILDING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Public Works and Safety for the City of Wabash, Indiana, will receive sealed bids from the persons or entities desiring to finish the interior of existing storage building for the Wabash Fire Department. Copies of the bid packets may be obtained at Wabash City Hall, 202 South Wabash Street, Wabash, Indiana. The digital (.pdf) copies of the drawings with specifications are available from the project architect, Douglas A. McComb, P.O. Box 503, Huntertown, In 46748, cellular phone: 260.414.0720, and Mr. McComb’s email is: Bid packets may be picked up at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer beginning 29 May, 2019 and must be submitted by 4:00p.m. 17 June, 2019 to the office of the Clerk-Treasurer. Bids submitted later than 17 June, 2019 at 4:00p.m. will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Bids wil be opened at the 20 June, 2019 meeting in the Council Chambers, Wabash City Hall, 202 S. Wabash St., Wabash, Indiana at 4:00p.m. All bids shall be accompanied by a certified check or bidder’s bond for ten percent (10%) of the bid amount; non-collusion affidavit; financial statement; statement of experience: the equipment available for the performance of the work; and the bidder’s plans for performing the work; all on forms approved by the State Board of Accounts and available from the Clerk-Treasurer. All forms may be picked up at Wabash City Hall, 202 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992. A performance bond, or in the event the contract price is less than Two Hundred Fifty thousand Dollars ($250,000) and irrevocable letter of credit, shall also be required as provided in Indiana Code 36-1-12-14(E) through (G). Any exceptions or modifications to the specifications or perspective form of the storage building drawings shall be included in the bid. By submission of a bid, bidder’s agree that bids shall remain open for a period not to exceed sixty(60) days. The Board of Public Works and Safety reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities in the building process and to accept or reject exceptions to the specifications. Pursuant to I.C. 5-22-3-5, a bid submitted by a trust (as defined in I.C. 30-4-1-11(A)) must identify each: (1) beneficiary of the trust; and (2) Settler empowered to revoke or modify the trust. Any individual who requires accomodation as the result of a disability, please contact Barry Stroup, Fire Cheif. Wabash Fire Department, Wabash, Indiana at 260-563-3521, sufficiently in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accomodation may be arranged. Board of Public Works & Safety City of Wabash, Indiana Mayor Scott A. Long 202 South Wabash Street Wabash, Indiana 46992 260-563-4171


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Weekly Reports

20, Wabash, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Billy A. Evans, 42, Silver Lake, petition to revoke probation for possession of methamphetamine. Jennie R. Strickland, 35, Wabash, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. June 2 James L. Thrush, 42, Marion, charged with receiving stolen property. Lisa M. Gant, 37, Wabash, charged with failure to appear. June 3 Toby A. Miller, 28, Wabash, charged with failure to appear. Dawn M. Scott, 36, Wabash, charged with conversion. Zachary A.

Merrell, 27, Wabash, charged with driving while suspended prior. June 4 Defontae M. Broomfield-Gee, 24, Marion, charged with possession of marijuana. Troy F. Hallmark, 32, Marion, charged with unlawful possession of a syringe. Ashleigh E. Condon, 32, Marion, charged with theft and unlawful possession of a syringe. Stephani L. Keller, 33, Gas City, charged with unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia. Evan J. Carter, 30, Wabash, charged with robbery, burglary and resisting law enforcement. June 5 Steven R. Collins, 38, Liberty Mills, charged with sexual misconduct with a

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minor. Julie W. Cunningham, 37, charged with public intoxication. Accidents May 30 At 10:27 p.m., a vehicle driven by Aaron W. Eckman, 36, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Bruce P. Beigh, 40, Acworth, Ga., on State Road 15 North near County Road 300 North, May 31 At 5:46 a.m., a vehicle driven by Kevin W. Binkerd collided with a vehicle driven by Clinton E. Thurman, 42, Wabash, on County Road 650 East near County Road 250 South. At 4:15 p.m., a vehicle driven by Peyton R. Wilson, 20, LaFontaine, collided with a vehicle driven by Pedro A. Hernandez, 23,

Logansport, on County Road 100 West near County Road 700 South. At 4:22 p.m., a vehicle driven by Gregory P. Thomas, 60, Pioneer, Ky., collided with a deer on County Road 150 South near County Road 500 East. June 3 At 1:39 p.m., a vehicle driven by Stanley L. Dyson, collided with a utility pole on County Road 200 North near County Road 200 West. North Manchester Citations May 30 Alexandra Eckert, 20, Warsaw, cited for no proof of financial responsibility. May 31 Dwight E. Basore, 56, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. June 2 Tremaine L.

Parker, 17, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Brandon S. Shepherd, 25, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Accidents May 29 At 6:17 p.m., Madison R. Dockter, 19, North Manchester, Claudia S. Machall, 75, North Manchester, and David L. Coats, 65, Santa Ana, Calif., were involved in a chain reaction collision on State Road 13 at North Market Street. June 3 At 9:39 a.m., vehicles driven by Evan Eckelbarger, 18, Roann, struck a parked vehicle owned by Kelly K. Barker, 53, North Manchester in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Fire May 30 6:36 a.m., 400 block of West Fourth Street for an alarm. 11:28 a.m., 100 block of S. Merkle Street for medical assist. June 1 4:14 a.m., 600 block of North Mill Street for medical assist. 12:36 p.m., 300 block of Rustin Lane for medical assist 1:18 p.m., units from North Manchester and Pleasant Township Fire Departments responded to a medical assist at the intersection of State Road 114 West and State Road 13 North. Marriage Licenses

William C. Hartley, Jr., 50, and Melissa E. Lundmark, 49. Katie M. Peden, 23, and John P. Secrest, 23. Joshua S. Burruss, 24, and Krista M. Minard, 25. Andrew A. Osborne, 27, and Alexandra Gabrielle Guy, 26. Michaela A. McKenzie, 21, and Garrett J. Hileman, 21, Taylor L. Browning, 25, and Evan W. Friedersdorf, 26. Christa J. La Shure, 45, and James E. Kelly, 55. Building Permits Michael Keen, pole building John West, mobile home replacement Roger Stambaugh, utility building Land Transfers Todd E. Lewis to Robert O. Lynn IV, Mallory L. Lynn, and Kristina L. Lynn, warranty deed. Lisa K. Azbell to Whitney Adkins and Daniel Caudill, warranty deed. CR 2018 LLC to Michael Van Hoosier, warranty deed. 2019 Castle LLC to Whitenack LLC, warranty deed. D. Larry Dockter and Susan D. Dockter to Aaron E. Martin and Paige N. Martin, warranty deed. Christina M. McKernan to Wabash County Business Alliance Foundation, Inc., warranty deed. Cindy L. Bass and

Barbara J. Ward to Edwin R. Martin, personal rep deed. Valerie K. Wilcox to Carson W. White and Erika L. White, warranty deed. Matthew P. Dirscoll and Frank E. Driscoll to David M. Gaston and David M. Gaston Revocable Living Trust, quitclaim deed. David M. Gaston and David M. Gaston Revocable Living Trust to Bradley A. Fleck and Carmen R. Fleck, truck deed. A r m a n d o Guerrero to Advantage Housing, warranty deed. James K. Garrison and Patricia M. Garrison to Terry L. Ayers Revocable Living Trust and Toni R. Ayers Revocable Living Trust, personal rep deed. Tuan D. Nguyen to Tiffany Diamond, warranty deed. Harlow B. Stevenson to Donald G. Collins, quitclaim deed. Debra L. Ross and Allison S. Snyder to Vicky L. Killian, warranty deed. Charles E. Easterday and Jennifer L. Easterday to Shane D. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson, warranty deed M a n ch e s t e r Avenue Investments LLC to Deer Lakes Apartments, LLC, warranty deed. James K. Garrison and Patricia M. Garrison to Trent C. Ayers, personal rep deed.

Police urge care driving in construction zones From the ISP As the construction season gets into full swing, the Indiana State Police would like to remind people to take extra care while traveling through construction zones. Each year construction workers are injured or killed while improving our roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, construction worker deaths from motor vehicles have been on the rise nationally since 2003, averag-

ing just above one hundred workers killed a year by motorist. Some tips for safely navigating through construction zones are: When first seeing construction signs, pay attention and be aware of speed limit changes and make the appropriate adjustments. Stay alert for lane reductions and shifts. Leave room between you and vehicle in front of you for safe braking distance. For roadside work, follow Indiana’s

“Move Over Law” by changing lanes or slowing down when you see emergency lights. Construction employee’s work hard to give us roadways worth driving on. It’s the responsibility of each motorist to do there part to help ensure a safe work environment in construction zones. By following the above tips and practicing general courtesies, we can make our roadways and construction zones safer for all us.

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The Paper of Wabash County - June 12, 2019 Issue  

Parade one of highlights of Ashland Days Festival, Roann set to make precedent for Indiana, Loehmer named Hometown Media's business manager

The Paper of Wabash County - June 12, 2019 Issue  

Parade one of highlights of Ashland Days Festival, Roann set to make precedent for Indiana, Loehmer named Hometown Media's business manager