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City, WRT enter agreement By Josh Sigler Members of the Wabash River Trail, Inc. entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Wabash regarding the construction of trail ways in the city at the Thursday, June 7 meeting at City Hall. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, this part of the trail and a maintenance road will be constructed in Paradise Spring Historical Park on

the north side of the Wabash River. Wabash River Trail may amend or modify its designs and plans as needed, with the approval of the city, according to the memorandum. The memorandum also states the trail organization is responsible, financially or otherwise, for all aspects of the design, development, construction and maintenance of the trail “WRT acknowledge that no obligation exists for City to provide financial or inkind support to the WRT or toward the

development, construction or maintenance of the trail,” the memorandum states. The portions of the trail in Paradise Spring Historical will be available to the general public, free of charge, for the purposes of recreational use, including walking, hiking, and biking. But, the memorandum states that the use of motorized vehicles on the trail will be prohibited. The trail organization may have to plant or remove trees or bushes, or man-

Demolition work begins on Roann School

WRD plans Wabash River clean-up July 28 (continued on page 4)

By The Paper staff

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, the Wabash River Defenders (WRD) will host its annual Clean Out the Banks event. Participants should gather at Paradise Spring Historic Park, 351 E. Market St., at 7 a.m. for coffee and donuts with instructions starting at 7:30. After the clean-up event, the day winds down with a lunch provided by Knights of Columbus. Cleanup will occur rain or shine, with the exception of lightning. River and land “teams” carry out the event’s goal of cleaning our local Wabash River (and tributaries) and its banks. A “team” consists of two to 20 people with a boat(s) and/or truck. When signing up, individuals should declare their “team” members or indicate river or land “team” preference, to which they will be assigned accordingly. The river “teams” focus on gathering the debris via kayaks, canoes and Jon boats or walking in the water. The depth of the water

By Joseph Slacian

ROANN – Crews from Dore & Associates Contracting, Bay City, Mich., began demolition work on the old Roann School building on Wednesday morning, June 6. Work actually began on Tuesday, when crews began removing blocks from the two entrances on the building’s east side which are to be preserved for a future memorial to the school. However, actual demolition work was to begin sometime Wednesday morning. Work is expected to take five weeks, according to Dan Dore, who is overseeing the project. Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson and Wabash County Commissioner Barry Eppley were both on hand Wednesday morning to watch work begin. The building is owned by the town and the county. “It’s bittersweet,” Eppley said. “It’s sad to see a building that’s played such a role in the community’s life for generations (be demolished). But it’s become a safety hazard and it’s quite an accomplishment to actually see it come down and have the space become something else for the community. Ferguson said he and Eppley have been working on the project for about seven years. “We’ve not only talked with each other, but we’ve also had meetings with Bill Konyha when he was at OCRA. At that time, it just seemed like it was years and years and years away because there wasn’t anything cohesive about having the building. “We didn’t really see a whole lot until Wabash County and Roann partnered together to get the job done. I see it as a collaboration between the county and the town. It wouldn’t have happened without that collaboration. “So, you see three facets. You see the state, because OCRA’s involved; you see the county, because Wabash County’s involved; and you see a town, because Roann’s involved. That’s just Hoosier pride to me. That’s the way Hoosiers are;

age the vegetation as necessary as “reasonably related to the operation or public enjoyment of the trail.” There are also stipulations in the memorandum which state that the city still holds a main objective to maintain the “character and condition” of Paradise Spring Historical Park. “WRT will develop and construct the trail in a manner that will cause minimum disruption to City’s current use of Paradise Spring of Maintenance Road,

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A worker cuts away part of the block at thge entrance to the old Roann School building on Wednesday morning, June 6. Part of the entrance, along with bricks from the building, will be used to create a memorial to the site, which is in the process of being demolished. Demolition work is expected to be finished in five weeks. Photo by Joseph Slacian we always work together. We all banded together to get this job done and help out the community.” The site will eventually become a green space.

Flag Day ceremony planned By The Paper staff The Wabash Elks Lodge No.471, in conjunction with the Wabash American Legion Post No.15, will host a Flag Day ceremony at the Honeywell Center on Thursday, June 14. The event will begin at 5 p.m., immediately preceding the Plaza Music Series concert featuring The Time Travelers. The ceremony is open to the public.



June 13, 2018

MCS board OKs renovation plan By David Fenker NORTH MANCHESTER -Squire Fieldhouse and its related safety renovation components are one step closer to becoming reality. The Manchester Community Schools board of school trustees voted 4-2 to approve the $16 million project, which is estimated to cost around $26 million after interest. Ruth Ayres, Brice Bedke, Steve Flack and Nathan Trump voted in favor of the project; Brian Schilling and Tim McLaughlin voted against moving forward at this time. Sally Krouse was absent. With the board's vote, community members opposed to the project have 30 days to gather a petition of at least 500 signatures to bring the project to a referendum. In a three-hour public hearing Tuesday, June 5, the board heard comments for and against the field house from several community members before voting. Connecting everyone who spoke – community members, MCS staff and board members – was approval of the $1.15 million safety renovations to M a n c h e s t e r E l e m e n t a r y, Intermediate and Jr.Sr. High schools, as well as a $400,000 new roof for M a n c h e s t e r

Administration Office. The point of contention for the community and the board was the 87,000square-foot, $15 million Squire Fieldhouse, which proponents claim will attract visitors and residents to North Manchester in addition to further securing students by connecting MJSHS and MAO. Opponents of the project often expressed support for the idea, but not the cost. The project, still in its conceptual phase, will be funded through a property tax increase of 21.52 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, bringing the school's rate up to 97.38 cents from its current 75.86 cents. According to financial advisor Umbaugh and Associates, that amounts to an increase of $70.48 per year after deductions for the average homeowner in the school corporation. Ag ricultural landowners and commercial property owners will face a larger increase: taxes on agricultural land are projected to increase $3.46 per acre annually, while commercial properties may face an increase of $215.20 annually on a property valued at $100,000. After allowing an extra round of public comment during the hearing, board

members went back and forth on the costs and benefits of the fieldhouse. One option, favored by community members present, was to split the projects: the board would issue bonds for the $1.15 million safety renovations, which would include adding an advanced manufacturing lab to MJSHS, and then would put the fieldhouse project to referendum and allow the community to make the final decision. For Ayres, the decision was a difficult one, but one that was the board's responsibility. “The way that I see it is this: the school is run by a board of trustees, and we were voted in to make a decision,” she said. “There is a beautiful project that we all love the idea of. When we look at the tax rate … it is still a reasonable tax rate. … The reason why I hear splitting it apart is because we want community input, and there's that check already in place. “If we vote to go, there's already a check in place for the community to say, 'We want to vote, we want a bigger vote.'” She continued, “To me, this is a bold move that a board of trustees makes, and going forward, in no way to me, is a symbol or a statement that we do not care about safety … we cannot depend on

buildings and building projects for safety. … To me, as a board of trustees, that's what we're charged with.” Board member Nathan Trump cast the deciding vote after brief deliberation. “If we vote yes tonight, the public still has an opportunity to vote it down and get what they want … if they want to vote it down?” he asked. “I have heard so many different things from so many different people, and I understand all of their sides, and it makes it challenging for me to not have the community not have the ability to say no.” “If you're telling me they have that,” he continued, “if I vote yes, I can carry a referendum and make sure it's on there so the community can decide. We can vote after that, if it gets turned down, we can save our security piece, we can do all that without the timing being affected?” Timing, Trump said, was his biggest concern regarding the security renovations. The board was informed that, were it to allow the project to go to referendum, it likely would not go to vote until May 2019, leaving the entire project on hold for nearly two years as it moved from the referendum to design to construction. In the end, Trump voted in favor of

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moving forward in order to allow the public to voice their opinion while not delaying any longer than necessary what many have deemed necessary safety improvements. Should the community gather enough signatures in time to place the project on this November's ballot, and should the voters living in the

school corporation vote against it, the board can almost immediately split the safety improvements from the fieldhouse and begin the process to issue bonds, allowing construction to be completed in the same timeframe (by the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year) as if the com-

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O.J. Neighbors receives DLI grant from state By Josh Sigler O.J. Neighbours Elementary School was chosen as one of 10 schools in Indiana to receive an Indiana Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grant, it was announced Wednesday, May 30. “Presenting students with opportunities to learn multiple languages and about diverse cultures prepares them for the 21st century in which we live,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am thankful for the awarded schools who are providing Indiana students with this opportunity.” The Dual L a n g u a g e Immersion Program provides grants to school corporations that establish or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French or other languages approved by the Indiana Department of Education. In its fourth year, the DLI program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new DLI programs or the introduction of new languages in existing DLI programs. Those programs must begin in either kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model

that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language and the remaining percentage of instructional time in English, the DOE explained in a press release. Wabash won the grant for the second year in a row. O.J. Neighbors Principal Danielle Miller was elated to receive the news of the grant award. “We are extremely excited,” Miller said. “We did receive it last year. And, then to know that with the growth of dual immersion in Indiana with more schools applying for the grant, that we were one of 10 selected in this year’s round is just phenomenal.” The grant award is for a total of $49,290. Miller explained that that money will go towards a number of dual immersion related activities and materials. Some of the money is going for professional development. O.J. Neighbors has contracted for a second year in a row with Dr. Vesna Dimitrieska from the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration through Indiana U n i v e r s i t y Bloomington. “She’s provides professional development, but she also spends time in those classrooms, observing and giving us feedback so that we can help develop the curriculum instruction in the classroom,” Miller said.

“Part of that partnership with IU is these teachers in the dual immersion program will actually attend training at IU with a lot of different national speakers.” O.J. Neighbors will also undergo training sessions with the DOE. In addition, dual immersion staff members will not be afforded the opportunity to attend a national conference on biliteracy. The staff will also be travelling to Utah, a state which is one of the early pioneers of the dual language program. “Utah as a state has been doing dual immersion for many years,” Miller said. “They have a lot of longitudinal research to back up the benefit. We’re actually going to be able to go visit their department of education and talk to their dual language program staff. We’re really excited about that.” The grant will also allow O.J. Neighbors to purchase materials such as Spanishleveled reading sets, and authentic Spanish literature to use in the classroom. “This is a new program – we’re in our second year and we don’t have those resources,” Miller said. “So, we’re getting the support to build the program. But, then we’re also getting the support to provide materials for the students in the program, as well.”


June 13, 2018


Town Council approves smoking ban

NORTH MANCHESTER – The town’s Manchester's Main

Street may soon be smoke-free. The NORTH MANCHESTER Town Council passed on first reading an ordi-

nance prohibiting smoking on all public property, in all businesses or within 15 feet of a door or window of a location

where smoking is banned, at the June 6 meeting. This would effectively ban smoking on Main Street, except within private residences and desig-

B Walter found compliant with statement of benefits By Joseph Slacian

The Wabash City Council unanimously approved a statement of benefits update for B Walter & Company. Owner Scott Buehrer and Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County were on hand to discuss the matter with the Council. Buehrer and B Walter received a 10year tax abatement for both personal property and real property in 2016 for investments and improvements he planned to make at the facility. By statute, he is required to give the

Council an update annually. “I came here 17 months ago when I acquired B Walter,” Buehrer told Council. “I kept everybody. Our employment at the time was 25 employees and a couple of temps. We’re right around 35 employees and no temps. I prefer to have full-time employees in the business. I think we build a better company that way.” He also discussed improvements made to the facility. “We made some improvements to our building and grounds,” Buehrer continued. “We did stonework. We try to use local vendors for almost everything

Indiana Ag photo contest seeks entries By The Paper staff INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 11th annual I n d i a n a Agriculture photo contest, which showcases the hard work and contributions made by Hoosier farmers. The contest is open to the general public, and the winners will be honored during a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. Contestants are able to submit up to five photos in digital format (horizontal or vertical), and each photo must be accompanied by an entry form. All photos must be taken in the state by Indiana residents. Entries must be submitted no later than June 30, 2018. Participants are encouraged to submit photos reflecting the wide array of agriculture. The categories photos can be entered under are: On the Farm: Showcasing any

building, piece of equipment or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm. Faces of Agriculture: Featuring those who grow and produce food, fuel and fiber in Indiana. Agritourism: Spotlig hting Indiana’s seasonal and agricultural destinations, such as orchards, wineries and farmers markets. Conservation: Highli ghting Indiana’s natural beauty with landscapes, water and wildlife. Contest winners will have their photographs featured in the Offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis. Winners will also be special guests during the Celebration of Agriculture on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair. For entry and release forms, guidelines and c r i t e r i a , visit 2468.htm.

we do. We did siding on the front of the building, local vendor. We used a local vendor to put over 100 tons of rock around our drive path, widening the drive path for the truckers. “We also moved our scrap steel supplier from Fort Wayne to here in Wabash with Metal Source.” Buehrer also said new equipment has been purchased for the loading department, the stamping department and the tool room. “My main focus has been on the manufacturing operations to make manufacturing very robust so that we can expand our business without any of our current customers being disrupted,” he continued. But there has been one obstacle the company has had to contend with, Buehrer said. “The largest (issue) to growing B Walter has been the steel tariffs,” he said. “Since I arrived here, the cost of hot rolled steel has gone up 80 percent coming out of the mill.

That was in anticipation of the steel tariffs. I have no idea how high the price of steel is going to go. “I’ve been around the steel market for 40 years. This cycle usually runs a couple years. … I’m scaling back my investments and my philanthropy in the community, because the business relies on the ‘Bank of Scott.’ You can’t expect customers to pay for the kind of price increases that are required when steel prices do something like this. “But I’m in it for the long haul. In fact, I suspect that in three years it will collapse and set an all-time low. But that has disrupted some of our philanthropy and investments in the community this year, as well as buying equipment. But we’ll get through this. Business is strong.” In another matter, Council unanimously approved a five-year residential tax abatement for Kim Oanh Vu, Jimmy Nguyen and Nha Ngoc Tran to build a new house at 19 Garden Drive.

nated smoking areas at local businesses. With council member Laura Rager absent, the council voted 4-0 in favor of the ordinance. Per the council's bylaws, the ordinance must undergo two additional readings before becoming effective. “I think that this ordinance is a reasonable ordinance,” council member Jim Smith said. “It does enhance the state law, as far as banning smoking and tobacco-related things in public places, but it's time to do that. All the evidence is there to say that it's an important thing to do. … I think it's the right thing to do.” The Indiana Smoke Free Air Law, established in 2012, bans smoking within eight feet of a public entrance, within most places of employment, most public spaces and restaurants. It permits smoking within bars, taverns, tobacco retail shops, and certain membership clubs. As written, the town ordinance bans smoking in all of those

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Chalmer “Toby” Tobias noted appreciation for the collaboration on the ordinance between the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, the council and local businesses. “I think it was done all in a spirit of goodwill and understanding, so I was very happy to see that,” he said. The coalition is also working with the City of Wabash to establish a similar ban there. Council members Tom Dale and Allen Miracle also expressed support of the ordinance. “I think the response that we received was, for the most part, very positive,” Dale said. “We are enhancing the amount of room in front of businesses, … and we are also looking at FunFest, where we have a lot of kids around, being smoke-free. I think that is a very positive thing for the town.” Miracle thanked Dan Gray, of Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, for approaching the town regarding the ordinance.

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June 13, 2018

City, WRT enter agreement as well as in a manner that will cause minimum disruption, alteration, or interference with the current condition of the surrounding area,” the memorandum states. Also at Thursday’s meeting, discussions

and hearings were held on three properties that have been deemed to contain unsafe buildings. A continuation of a hearing was held on 173 N. Huntington St., property owned by Luke and Wanda

Young. The family has worked to clean around the outside of the house, they said, and hope to soon start work on the porch. B u i l d i n g Commissioner John Stephens asked the

family to continue to work to clean up the property. He also asked for the family to return in a couple weeks and provide the city with a clean-up schedule. An unsafe building hearing was also continued on the property

at 131 E. Maple St. Cheryl Mettler told the board that family is going to attempt to sell the property. The board gave the family until the meeting on July 19 to update the city on the status of the property.

WRD plans river clean-up is typically from the 6-24 inches, controlled through the release of water at the Huntington Dam and Salamonie Dam by the Army Corp of Engineers. All river participants should be over 13 years of age; however, a parent or guardian must accompany those under the age of 18. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires all

is no age limit for land team members. Both teams are encouraged to bring sun protection, good shoes that will prevent sharp objects from hurting feet, shovel or trowel, gloves, water or beverage, and snacks. WRD will provide PFDs or canoes/Jon boats on an “as available” basis. Volunteers (no “team” required) are also needed to unload and sort debris at Paradise Spring. Those who can’t

those in a boat have a personal flotation device (PFD, i.e. life jacket). WRD requires those walking in the river to wear a PFD or be able to swim. A “team truck” to transport the gathered waste is helpful but not required. Land workers gather and transport trash in their “team truck” from the banks to Paradise Spring Historic Park. There

attend July 28 can still contribute. Those who would like to participate prior to the cleanup may do so by helping recruit individuals and teams and attend pre-event meetings. Those wishing to be part of the planning should contact WRD with their name and e-mail contact information via Wabash River Defenders Facebook page. In 2011, a total of 350 volunteers gave their time and energy for the first Clean Out

...continued from the front page A discussion was also held on the property at 1575 Hawthorne, owned by Tarrance and Melinda Trusty. A motion was made and approved to give the Trustys 30 days to come up with demolition quotes and report

back to the board. Special Events Applications were approved for the YMCA Dash in the Bash on June 23, as well as the Bulldogs in Concert on July 6 as part of First Friday festivities.

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the Banks event. Since then, with the exception of 2015 when water levels were too high, as many as 400 volunteers have joined together every year. These river-minded volunteers have removed over 126 tons of debris, including almost 5,000 tires from the river. In addition to tires, volunteers have pulled televisions, computers, bicycles, guns, household furniture, an automobile, farm equipment,

and even the front of a school bus from our local river. Seventyfive percent of the total weight of this debris has been recycled through a relationship with the Wabash County Solid Waste District and various other partners. Leaders from an Indiana river commission call the annual event “the largest volunteer river cleanup in Indiana.” According to perennial volunteer, Rollin McCoart, “This is a terrific event. The

river is definitely benefitting from everyone’s efforts. We are making a difference.” More information and registration are available at www.WabashRiverDe, or call Jen Rankin, Wabash County Solid Waste executive director, at 260-563-7649. More information about the organization is also available on the Wabash River Defenders Facebook page.

Deadline nears for Wabash County United Fund applications By The Paper staff Wabash County United Fund, Inc. (United Fund) is now accepting program funding applications for its 2018 Annual Campaign, UF Executive Director Steve Johnson



announced. Eligible agencies include 501(c)3 organizations serving Wabash County. Organizations interested in receiving a portion of this funding for specific programs must complete and submit an application and budget summary to United Fund by Friday, July 6, 2018. In order for programs to be considered for funding they must meet one or more of United Fund’s focus initiatives: Education: Address the education challenge by offering effective strategies and approaches to all income levels, especially early childhood education, in order to increase graduation

rates and create educated communities in Wabash County. Health/Healthy Living: A healthy lifestyle typically leads to a longer, more productive life. Connecting community members to available physical and mental health support resources is the basis for this initiative. Income/Financial Stability: Community change strategies help families meet their basic needs, gain the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals are the foundations of the initiative. “Donations to the United Fund campaign are used to help our friends and neighbors in times of need.” said Jennifer

Scott, 2018 president of the United Fund Board of Directors. “Through these programs United Fund fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in Wabash County,” she added. In order to qualify for this funding program, agencies must agree to maintain 501(c)3 status, must have a local volunteer board of directors that meets regularly, must keep accurate records that conform with Standards of Account and Financial Reporting, and must submit monthly program reports of activity to United Fund. Funding for selected agency programs will begin in January 2019.

The United Fund is governed by a volunteer board of directors and currently provides financial support to 18 local non-profit agency programs. These programs feed the hungry, mentor youth, provide medical care, educate citizens, advocate for victims of abuse, and transport young and old. For a copy of the application form or for additional information about the Wabash County United Fund please contact Steve Johnson, Executive Director at 260-5636726 or via email to Forms may also be found at the United Fund website

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Summer food program begins By The Paper staff The Indiana Department of E d u c a t i o n announced today the kickoff of the 2018 Summer Food Service Program. In partnership with more than 250 school and community sponsors, children 18 and younger all across the state will have access to free meals and snacks throughout the summer break. “Providing children access to wholesome and nutritious meals is important during the summer months,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I want to thank our sponsors for their dedication and support.”

Locally, the food service program is available at: Fire Station Park, 1470 Vernon St., Wabash, from June 429. There will be no breakfast at this site. Lunch is from 12:50 to 1:10 p.m. Wabash Middle School, 150 Colerain St., Wabash. Breakfast is from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. O.J. Neighbours Elementary School, 1545 N. Wabash St., Wabash, from June 4 to July 30 (closed July 2-6). Breakfast is from 8 to 9 a.m. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to noon. Wabash County YMCA, 500 S. Cass St., Wabash Breakfast is from 9 to 10 a.m. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Living Faith Church, 242 S.

Huntington St., Wabash (next to Family Video). No breakfast served at this site. Lunch is from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. The Access Youth Center, 74 W. Canal St., Wabash. No breakfast or lunch served at this site. Supper is from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Roann United Methodist Church, Adams & Arnold streets, Roann, from June 4 to July 20. No breakfast served at this site. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 W. Kendall St., LaFontaine. No breakfast served at this site. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M a n c h e s t e r

Elementary School, 301 River Road, North Manchester. Meals will be served Monday through Friday June 4-22 and Monday through Thursday June 25July 26. Breakfast is from 8-8:30 a.m. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. M a n c h e s t e r Intermediate School, 20 W. Woodring Road, Laketon. No breakfast served at this site. Lunch is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School, One Squire Drive, North M a n c h e s t e r. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sites in Wabash, LaFontaine and Roann will be open from June 4 to July 27 (except for the week

Commissioners vacate alley in Servia By David Fenker At the request of an adjacent landowner, the county commissioners vacated an

Duke awards grant to Grow Wabash County By The Paper staff PLAINFIELD – Duke Energy has awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Grow Wabash County economic development organization as part of the company’s 2018 Marketing Partnership Program. “The Marketing Partnership Program is designed to help our Duke Energy-served communities implement strategic marketing plans that can showcase the community’s assets and support continued economic development growth and prosperity,” said Erin Schneider, director of economic development for Duke Energy Indiana. “Working together as a team, we improve the chances of success for our communities.” Grow Wabash County received the grant through a competitive application process. It was based on the group’s economic development activity, innovative approach and the overall benefits and sustainability of the initiative.

unimproved alleyway in Servia at a Monday, June 4, public hearing. Landowner Walt Dingess told the commissioners that he and his father have maintained the space allocated for the alley, located on the south edge of his property on South Second Street, since 1975. “We've probably kept around 75-80 percent of the area I want vacated mowed,” Dingess said. “I guess, all the years that I've done it, I just assumed it was ours. I didn't realize that there's supposed to be a road

or an alley that went through.” Commissioner Scott Givens noted that the 66-foot alley will be split equally between Dingess and the owner of the property south of the alley, Ted Eubank. “I'm hoping to talk to Mr. Eubank,” Dingess said, “... I'm going to see if Ted Eubank would be willing to sell his last lot to me. … In that case, I would own it all, if we get it all vacated.” Eubank's lot is unimproved, and both lots sit on the western border of the town.

“It's obviously an unimproved section of town that doesn't need to be maintained, which it's not being maintained except by you,” Givens said to Dingess. With no complaints – or other comment – the commissioners voted unanimously to approve General Ordinance No. 2018-854 to vacate the alley. The board then suspended the rules and voted 3-0 to approve the ordinance on second and final reading.


Diana George (from left), Coty Waldron and Maria Rodriguez hand out food to children Wednesday, June 6 at Wabash’s Southside Fire Station. The trio is part of Wabash City Schools’ cafeteria, who orchestrate the summer feeding program for students. The Southside Fire Station is a new venue for the summer feeding program. of July 4), unless otherwise noted. Sites in North Manchester and Laketon will be open

through Aug. 8, unless otherwise noted. The meals are for those 18 years and

younger. Adults may purchase meals for a small fee in North Manchester and Laketon.



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F o r z a Development and Wabash Marketplace are partnering to restore and develop the historic Bedford Building located at 231-237 S. Wabash Street,” Marketplace president Lisa Gilman announced Monday. Forza is a commercial real estate development firm based in Zionsville. “We are looking forward to working with Marketplace to bring the Bedford Building back to life,”

said Adam D’Angelo and John Fleming, the firm’s principals. “Work has already started on the building and we hope to have it operational by the end of the year.” W a b a s h Marketplace acquired the building, constructed in 1901, two years ago in an effort to save it from demolition. “Since then, we have been trying to acquire grants and other funding to entice a developer to take this project on,”

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Renovations have started: Josh Cash of B’s Construction works to take apart boards during work hours on Friday, June 8, inside the Bedford Building. B’s construction has started renovations of the Bedford Building, across for City Hall in downtown Wabash. Photo by Josh Sigler future projects in this area.” This is the second building Marketplace has been instrumen-

tal in saving in recent months. It also acquired the Bradley Building at 5 W. Canal Street, which is cur-

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invest in our community and thank Wabash Marketplace for all of its efforts,” Long said. “The agreement between Forza and Marketplace provides for Marketplace to relocate its office to the Bedford Building once restoration is complete,” Gilman added. “We think this will be a perfect location for us, giving us visibility on the busiest street in Downtown Wabash.” “We first became aware of the Bedford Building through Brent Mather, principal of R&B Architects in Indianapolis,” said D’Angelo. “Brent has done a lot of restoration work in Wabash and thought our firm would be a perfect fit. That is certainly proving to be true, and we hope to do

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be celebrating 10 years of Fridays on the Farm!” said farm owner and HOPE CSA Executive Director Jeff Hawkins. In addition to brick oven pizza, the Fridays on the Farm kickoff event on June 8 will feature Junk Ditch Brewery Company beer available for purchase. Diners will have the opportunity to tour the farm with the owners and learn about CSA shareholding opportunities. Guest chefs Lindsay and John Cheesebrew of Bird and Cleaver will be

crafting specialty pizzas featuring seasonal ingredients in addition to the standard pizza menu that includes the traditional margherita, Hawkins Farm sausage and Hawkins Farm pepperoni. Fridays on the Farm is sponsored by Visit Wabash County, Silveus Insurance, Light Rail Cafe & Roaster, Don & Becky Fry, and Steve & Erin Jungbauer in memory of David Grandstaff and honor of Jane Grandstaff. Pizzas can be car-

ried out or enjoyed picnic-style on the farm. Standard pizzas range from $1020, payable by cash, check or credit card. Diners are encouraged to bring blankets, table service, and beverages, as there are no napkins, utensils, tables, or trash cans available on the farm. Diners are also responsible for removing all trash from the property once they are f i n i s h e d . Reservations and pre-orders are not accepted; orders are taken on a first come/first served basis. All profits from Fridays on the Farm benefit HOPE CSA, a non-profit ecumenical teaching ministry that offers a course of experiential learning and academic study to assist pastors to become healthier and more effective leaders. Fridays on the Farm runs all summer long from June 8 through Sept. 14. To learn more about Fridays on the Farm, visit www.hawkinsfamilyfar For more information about HOPE CSA, visit


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Town Council approves smoking ban By David Fenker NORTH MANCHESTER – The town’s Manchester's Main Street may soon be smoke-free. The NORTH MANCHESTER Town Council passed on first reading an ordinance prohibiting smoking on all public property, in all businesses or within 15 feet of a door or window of a location where smoking is banned, at the June 6 meeting. This would effectively ban smoking on Main Street, except within private residences and designated smoking areas at local businesses. With council member Laura Rager absent, the council voted 4-0 in favor of the ordinance. Per the council's bylaws, the ordinance must undergo two additional readings before becoming effective. “I think that this ordinance is a reasonable ordinance,” council member Jim Smith said. “It does enhance the state law, as far as banning smoking and tobaccorelated things in pub-

lic places, but it's time to do that. All the evidence is there to say that it's an important thing to do. … I think it's the right thing to do.” The Indiana Smoke Free Air Law, established in 2012, bans smoking within eight feet of a public entrance, within most places of employment, most public spaces and restaurants. It permits smoking within bars, taverns, tobacco retail shops, and certain membership clubs. As written, the town ordinance bans smoking in all of those locations permitted by the state law, as well as in enclosed public spaces, including libraries, museums, retail stores, bars, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, elevators, hotels and motels, restaurants and common areas in apartment buildings, condominiums, trailer parks and retirement facilities. Additionally, the ordinance bans smoking in or on all townowned facilities and property – including parking lots and

parks – as well as at FunFest and other public events and festivals. Smoking is also prohibited in enclosed places of employment and outdoor places of employment. Private residences (except those used as a childcare, adult day care or healthcare facility) are exempt from the ban. Several other, more specific locations are listed on the ordinance, which can be viewed at Town Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Council president Chalmer “Toby” Tobias noted appreciation for the collaboration on the ordinance between the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, the council and local businesses. “I think it was done all in a spirit of goodwill and understanding, so I was very happy to see that,” he said. The coalition is also working with the City of Wabash to establish a similar ban there. Council members Tom Dale and Allen Miracle also

expressed support of the ordinance. “I think the response that we received was, for the most part, very posi-

tive,” Dale said. “We are enhancing the amount of room in front of businesses, … and we are also looking at FunFest, where

we have a lot of kids around, being smokefree. I think that is a very positive thing for the town.” Miracle thanked

Dan Gray, of Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, for approaching the town regarding the ordinance.

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Work continues on the former Roann School building demolition in Roann. It has been a bittersweet time in the community; bringing to mind warm stories of friends and time spent there. Photo submitted by Rick Morris

Roann clean-up planned June 16 Roann town clean up will be held on June 16. Dumpsters will be available until 5 p.m. or full. For any special assistance, please call; Jerry Maxwell at 765833-9832. No latex paint will be accepted. ROANN COLUMNIST WANTED: With the writing of this column I have completed 11 years of sharing what’s happening in and around Roann. It has been a privilege to share these things and to meet so many interesting people along the way. I am retiring from writing as of the end of July. If you are interested in writing this column please contact Joe Slacian at The Paper. THE ROANN FARMER’S MARKET begins June 22 and will run every Friday through the summer at the corner of Chippewa and Allen streets, from 4-6 p.m. Anyone still interested in a space may call Jerry Nelson at 765-9982863. If no answer, please leave a message. SPEND THE DAY IN ROANN on June 30 beginning with the pancake - sausage



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breakfast in the Roann Covered Bridge 7-10 a.m. by the Roann Covered Bridge Association. The Lions Club will have tractor pulls throughout the day beginning with the antique tractor pull at 10 a.m. The Hot-farm and Modified Tractor Pull and 2 and 4 Wheel Drive Truck will start at 6 p.m. There will be concessions by Jesse’s Bar-B -Q, hamburger, hot dogs, and more. The Lions Club will be selling their delicious donuts. Fireworks will be held at dusk at the tractor pulling field. Come early and stop to shop at Log Cabin Antiques or the Barn for some unique items. ROANN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE will be held the weekend of June 23. There will be no maps printed, but the sale will be advertised. Residents are welcome to open and close any times or days they wish. THE ROANN UNITED Methodist Church is hosting a Summer Free Lunch Program again this year. Free lunches for anyone up to 18 are available week days, now through July 20. Lunch time is 11:30 – 12:30 at the church. Parents and caregivers are welcome to come too! ROANN LIBRARY NEWS: Summer Reading, Libraries Rock, continues through July 27. This week younger readers will be learning all about rocks and rock collecting. The next used book sale will

take place during the Roann Community Garage Sale, June 23. Many books have been weeded during the automation process and are now available for purchase. THE STOCKDALE MILL is open for visitors on Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m. The visitor’s center has gift items for purchase, such as flour and corn meal, shirts, hats, mugs and other items. The public is invited to visit this historic landmark. CONDOLENCES and prayers go to the family and friends of Ursula Abell, of Roann, who passed away on May 26. Our hearts are with you at this time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to Cameron Johnson, Rena Wagner, Don Andrew Hall, Ron Hall, Floyd A. McWhirt, Christopher Wagner, Toby Tyler Baer, Connie Doud, Diane Livengood, and Jenna LeAnne Krom. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY this week to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Montel, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McWhirt, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Ty Baer, Mr. and Mrs. William Powell Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Wagner. CHECK OUT the Roann Community Calendar of events each month at Click on Community Calendar to find out what is going on in the area. For more information, please call Roann Town Hall at 765-833-2100. ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to roannhappenings@yah, or you may call the phone number listed. The deadline for news to appear in the next week’s issue of The Paper is Tuesday at noon. It would be best to submit timely news items two weeks in advance.

Join Lafontaine UMC for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School June 1115, 6-8 p.m. All elementary-age kids are invited to join us for a week of fun and learning. AS A LIONS CLUB MEMBER: You’ll join a local group of serviceminded men and women who volunteer to support your community every day. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a r e s p e c t e d international organization, a leader in your local community, and a friend to people in need. HOW TO JOIN: Find a club near you and contact them directly to ask about becoming a member of their club. Local clubs are: L a F o n t a i n e , Laketon, Richvalley, Somerset, Urbana, and Roann. These clubs all do lot of community work and not just serve pancakes or tenderloins. BUT this is the way they raise funds to be able to serve their communities. If you would like the contact number of any of these clubs, please contact the number of the person who writes this column. L A F O N TA I N E UMC will once again be providing free lunch for ages 0-18 and discount lunches for adults 11:30-


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12:30 June 4-July 27. No Lunch July 2-6. L A F O N TA I N E U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T CHURCH would like to thank the U.S. Post Office and all the folks on the La Fontaine routes for the generous donation of 33 bags of food to our Food Pantry. LAFONTAINE/LI BERTY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT still collecting donation for their class room. And they are in need of truck cleaning supplies and printer paper. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery on Monday, May 28. Thank you all who came and to the ones who was in the Honor Guard and to the Reenactors from Battle of 1812. This was a great way of showing our respect to all the veterans who have served our great country, without their service, our country would not be here as a free nation. S O M E R S E T TOWN BOARD met Monday the 14 but a

The flag at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery is lowered to half staff during a Memorial Day ceremony at the site. Photo provided

due to a lack of a quorum no business could be conducted. The board received $455 in rent money and $169.90 from the recycling project giving $624.90 income for the month. The maintenance committee is asking for help in mowing the town properties. This will be in an effort to relieve the members who already are mowing. The board has not paid for mowing for

several years but think more people should be involved. Boots Jack could use some help in washing windows in the Community Building Friday at 7 p.m. This Saturday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. the board is asking town residents to help spread stone at the community building. The Lions Club donated 20 tons of stone and had them spread. It needs a few people with garden rakes, shov-

els and wheel barrows to finish a few spots. If we have a good number of helpers we could clean up and trim the area between the parking lot and the building where the shrubs were removed last year. The three water filters at the water treatment have been replaced and are on line. The Richvalley Lions Club is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on (continued on page 10)


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Wednesday June 13 from 2 to 7 p.m. The Town Board is scheduled to meet Monday June 11th at 7:00 PM. EVELYN BRIDEGROOM, former coowner of the Treaty Store and Service Station a happy 90th

birthday. Those want to send a personal wish, may send a card and/or memory to Evelyn Bridegroom 22 John Kissinger Drive, Wabash IN 46992 HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Haley Hurst June 7,

Jody Gillespie Daniel Schrameck June 7, Beth Weaver June 10, Bonnie Andrews, C. D. Hullinger, Steven Nose June 12, Dave Howard, John Swain, Tyler Wright June 13 HAPPY BIRTHDAY , Kenslee

McBride, Chris Hensley June 16, Beverly Richards June 17, Gemma Long June 18, Josephine Miller, Shelby Smith June 19, Julia Jean Benbow, Susan Sailors June 20 H A P P Y B E L A T E D A N N I V E R S A RY Matt & Abby Denney June 8, Dick and Jane Banker, Todd and Valerie Law, James & Marilyn Simpson June 9, Rod

and Janet Finch, Rudy & Anita Ketchem June 10 H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY , Peter and Carol Joy Madsen, Dan & Pat Guenin June 15, Janet and Marlin Pattee June 17, Richard and Arlene Wolfgang, Michael and Lori Brane June 18 WORDS OF WISDOM “Being Happy it’s just a Decision. Too often people say that they will be


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happy “when” or “if ” something happens. They are waiting for external changes for them to make an internal decision. You have within yourself to be happy. It’s just a decision for you to make. So, make the decision to be Happy Today and don’t wait for the “when” or “if ”.” Unknown “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the

responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw 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 items.

Kids ages 7—12 are invited to “Outdoor Adventures” day camp at Salamonie Lake June 20 and 21. Activities will include: outdoor cooking, archery, canoeing, hiking and

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the Mississinewa” will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 10 p.m. Mississinewa Lake will host a fireworks exhibition that will “paint the sky” during this approximate 30-minute show which will include a 16 inch mortar, the largest believed to be fired in Indiana. A total of 518 mortars ranging from 3 inches to 16 inches will be included in “Fireworks over Mississinewa”. Guests may enjoy the show by land or lake. On land, guests may set up lawn chairs and blankets to view the fireworks from the beach. Guests should plan to arrive early

because parking will be limited. Many activities are planned throughout the day leading up to “Fireworks over Mississinewa.” For more information call 260-468-2127. Seniors are 50 and over are invited to attend the monthly Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon at Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West SRA. There is a carry-in meal at noon followed by a special speaker that presents a unique program. Featured guest speaker, Heather Webb, will talk about how to make Psanky Ukrainian Eggs. This art form uses a wax-resist method in the form of beeswax that is written onto the eggs and the eggs are then dipped into paint. The program is on Monday, July 2. A main dish of hot dogs will be provided. Attendees should plan to bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. A $1 donation to help defray costs of the provided main dish will be accepted. To register or for more information call the Upper Wabash Interpretive services at 260-468-2127. S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center is the headquarters for Upper Wabash I n t e r p r e t ive 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 Tuesdays. The S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center phone number is 260-4682127. Some of the activities at the S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center are: wildlife viewing area, interactive reservoir exhibits, natural and cultural history displays, a children’s room, the Salamonie Raptor Center featuring live birds of prey. LAGRO TOWN HALL phone Number is 260-7822451. For emergency assistance please call Scott at 260-571-3271. JUNE BIRTHDAY WISHES go to: Scott Hendry, June 2; Mandy Chapman, June3; Tony Schmid, June 4; Deb Frieden, June 7; Michael Frieden, June 16; Lenny Sanchez, June 17; Joanna Troyer, June 20; Ryan Walker, June 24; Sarah 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. A big congratulations go out to them! A RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE will be held by Lagro Community Church during the Lagro Good Ole’ Days Festival Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the church basement located at 730 E. Main Street. Food and drinks are also available. All proceeds go to the Lagro Food Pantry.

THE LAGRO GOOD OLE’ DAYS FESTIVAL is June 21, 22, and 23 this year. If anyone is interested in being a vendor applications are still being accepted. Please call the Lagro Town Hall at 260-782-2451 for more information. ALL INVITED TO DORA CHRISTIAN CHURCH located at 2325 S. Salamonie Dam Road, Lagro to attend services. Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday Worship meeting at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Also offered is the Weekly Wednesday Night Bible Study which is held at 6:30 p.m. THE WEEKLY I S A A C - I S M : “Preparation in life is essential to success, or even just a good quality day. You prepare to go to work, to get the kids off to school, for that job interview, to go to college…so on and so on. To me preparation is just part of being professional in what you do. When I walk on a tennis court to compete to compete I have put in the necessary quality training and practice time to compete at my highest level. Plus, I have the necessary tools or equipment for competitive play. Sure, we can’t prepare for everything in life, but when we take the time to prepare for our day our days seem to more successful and rewarding.” PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NEWS AND INFORMATION TO: Isaac.Triplett@yaho, or call me at 260-274-2261.



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The Kiwanis Club of North Manchester will hold its annual All-U-Can Eat Fish and Hand-Breaded Tenderloin dinner on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Warvel Park. Coleslaw, applesauce, brownies and beverages will be served with the fish and tenderloin. Dinners will be available on a carry out basis from 4:30 until 6:30 pm. For those eating in the pavilion, the serving line will begin at 5:00 pm and continue until 7:30 pm. The cost of an adult ticket is $9.00 in advance; $9.50 at the event. Tickets for children 12 years and younger are $6.00. Children under 5 eat free only when dining in at the pavilion. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Kiwanis member, from Tim Taylor at Wetzel Insurance, 982-2128 or at the park the night of the event. For tickets and additional information, please call David Kreps, 9828251. Information is also available on the club’s website: The Kiwanis Club has been a part of the North Manchester community since 1921. According to Darwin DeLaughter, President of Kiwanis, “the focus of our club is service to the children of our community. We have held a fish fry annually for more than forty years. The proceeds have enabled our club to support many worthwhile projects in North Manchester.” He continued, “each year our Kiwanis Club looks forward to inviting the community to come together and enjoy a meal in Warvel Park.” Meanwhile, The Rotary Club of North Manchester invites the community to its grilled chicken barbecue picnic fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 in the Warvel Park Pavilion. Proceeds


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will help the club support education and youth leadership programs. An adult meal with two pieces of chicken, two sides, chips and a drink is $10. A half meal is also available for children and those with smaller appetites, with one piece of chicken, one side, chips and a drink for $5. Eat in or take out. The club also expects to have some chicken left over at the end and will sell it by the piece. There will be a kid’s corner for games. The event will help the club aid the Early Learning Center and North Manchester Library. It will also support such efforts as scholarships for Manchester High School students, the MTA book giveaway, Junior Achievement, education for conflict resolution, sponsoring North Manchester students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp and bringing students to the annual World Affairs Conference at M a n c h e s t e r University. The club also donates each year to the MU Medical Practicum service-learning project and helps MU international students buy textbooks. About the Rotary Club of North M a n c h e s t e r : Chartered June 27, 1939, the Rotary Club of North Manchester is a member of the Rotary International global network comprised of 1.2 million volunteer leaders who provide humanitari-

an service, encourage high ethical standards and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The club sponsored the Rotaract Club of M a n c h e s t e r University and is interested in starting an Interact Club for high school students. The club meets at 11: 45 a.m. Thursdays at the Main View (summers) or at MU’s Jo Young Switzer Center. For more information: GARDEN WALK JUNE 16: Manchester Main Street and America in Bloom will host their bi-annual “Welcome to my Garden” Walk from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jun 16. The event will begin at the Eel River Gardens on Main Street in North Manchester, adjacent to Zion Lutheran Church. Ticket prices are $8 for an adult or $15 for two. Children 12 and under are $3. The garden hosts


include Dave and Rebecca Chenoweth, Mike and Anita Gloyeski, Richard and Lark Killingbeck, David and Martha Miller, Chris and Diane Pearson, and Doug and Paulette Reichenbach. Vendors will be present displaying artistic wares, garden art, plants for sale, and many decorative and useful items for the home and garden. Additional sponsors for the event include Batteries Plus Bulbs, Beacon Credit Union, Cottage Creations, Country View G r e e n h o u s e , Hoffman’s Nursery, Main View Inn, Manchester Realty, Metzger Landscaping & Garden Center, Rhinestones & Roses, Sonshine Greenhouse and Wetzel Insurance Agency. FARMER’S MARKET & POP KIDS CLUB: The North Manchester Farmer’s Market has opened for its annual season of (continued on page 15)

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Among those participating in the poultry judging competition were (front, from left) Calvin Wildermuth, Trey Mettler, Gavin Dyson, Jessa Wilhelm, Jordan Weaver, David Rivera; Annika Oliver (back row, from left), Max Caraco, Grant Wildermuth, Nathan Winters, Abby Richardson and Alaina Weaver. Not pictured were Kate Cobler, Zoie Schori, Holly Richardson, Kendra Donaldson, Britney Stroud and Joannah Wildermuth. Photo provided

Poultry judges participate at state Article provided DENVER — On May 19, members of the North Miami poultry judging teams competed at the state contest. Junior judgers included Jordan Weaver, Alaina Weaver, Calvin Wildermuth, Holly Richardson, Max Caraco, Abby Richardson, Joannah Wildermuth, and Grant Wildermuth. Jordan Weaver placed first, Alaina

Weaver placed second, Calvin Wildermuth placed sixth, Holly Richardson placed seventh, and Max Caraco placed 10th individually. The team of Jordan Weaver, Alaina Weaver, Calvin Wildermuth, and Abby Richardson placed first and the team of Holly Richardson, Max Caraco, J o a n n a h Wildermuth, and Grant Wildermuth

placed fifth at the contest. Senior judgers included Nathan Winters, David Rivera, Zoie Schori, Annika Oliver, Kate Cobler, Jessa Wilhelm, Gavin Dyson, Britney Stroud, Kendra Donaldson, and Trey Mettler. In the 4-H division, Kate Cobler placed first, Jessa Wilhelm placed second, and Gavin Dyson placed fifth individually. The team of Kate

Cobler, Trey Mettler, Gavin Dyson, and Jessa Wilhelm placed first in the contest. They will compete at the national competition in Louisville, Ky., this fall. In the FFA division, the team of Nathan Winters, David Rivera, Zoie Schori, and Annika Oliver placed fifth in the contest. Britney Stroud and Kendra Donaldson competed as individuals at the contest as well.

New Boiler: Paige Walter of Nappanee has been chosen as a cheerleader for Purdue University for the 2018 season. A product of NorthWood High School, Walter is the daughter of Chris and Robin Walter of Nappanee. Grandparents include Kelly and Linda Habayeb of Wabash, and Bill and Leah Peterson of Logansport.

Receives scholarship: On May 9, the Wabash Optimist club honored Madison Nevil as this year’s Biggs – Hunt Scholarship Recipient. Wabash Optimist Club provides a $1,500 scholarship each year which is administered through Wabash County Foundation. Madison was chosen to receive the scholarship based on an essay she submitted on the “Optimist Creed” to the Foundation. Among those attending the award ceremony were (from left) Mark Nevil, Lori Nevil, Madison Nevil and Optimist Club president David Frischman. Madison plans on attending Ball State University this fall majoring in art. Photo provided

Colby Wyatt Jessie Gray Colby Wyatt Jessie was born to was born to Amber Lewis and Jessie Gray, Wabash, at 8:54 p.m. May 2, 2018. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long. Members of the dairy judging team are (front, from left) Makinzie France, Olivia Kuhn, Sarah Eckrote, Anna Eckrote, Eilee Deniston; Daniel Madden (back, from left), Blake Sadowsky, Hannah McVay, Lincoln Wildermuth, Clay Wildermuth, coach Glen Jones and coach Chris Jones. Photo provided

Dairy judges advance to nationals Article provided DENVER — On April 19, the North Miami dairy judging team competed at the state contest. Members that competed included Anna Eckrote, Eilee Deniston, Lincoln Wi l d e r m u t h , Hannah McVay,

Makinzie France, Clay Wildermuth, Blake Sadowsky, Daniel Madden, Olivia Kuhn, and Sarah Eckrote. In the 4-H division Anna Eckrote placed second, Lincoln Wildermuth placed third, and Eliee Deniston placed sixth. Anna Eckrote

also had the high reasons score in the contest. The team of Eliee Deniston, Hannah McVay, Anna Eckrote, and Lincoln Wildermuth placed first in the contest and will compete in the national contest at the World Dairy Expo in Madison,

Wis., in the fall. In the FFA division,



placed seventh individually. The team of Blake




Daniel Madden, and Clay


placed eighth in the FFA division.

His grandparents are Cheri Lewis and

Lena and William Gray

Local resident to turn 90 E v e l y n Bridegroom of Wabash will be celebrating her 90th birthday in the coming weeks. She was born June 26, 1928 to Kenneth and Marie Lawson. Bridegroom is a lifelong resident of Wabash, and fondly members the many patrons stopping in at the Treaty Store

and Service Station, which she co-owned with her late husband, Marland (Jim) Bridegroom. She has three children, Rosa Sparling, Rita Wade and Rick Bridegroom, plus seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Greetings may be mailed to Evelyn Bridegroom, 22 John Kissinger Dr.,

EVELYN BRIDEGROOM Wabash, Ind., 46992.


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Smoke-free polices can save lives Dear Editor: Curbing unhealthy behavior is the key to better health. Whatever we can do to prevent tobacco related diseases and deaths to happen, we must act. Tobacco use in the United States is the number one cause of preventable disease and death. That is why there is a need to make a comprehensive smoke-free law for North Manchester and Wabash. North Manchester is currently working on adopting a smoke – free ordinance for its community. Limiting the exposure to secondhand smoke will protect Wabash County Hoosiers from the diseases and deaths caused by secondhand smoke. Seven people died from secondhand smoke related diseases in Wabash County in 2016. The economic burden to Wabash County residents was $11 million. We can minimize this with a comprehensive smoke free law. With a comprehensive smoke free law, we raise the health standard in our communities, which will make us more appealing to businesses and families looking for a healthy place to reside. According to the Surgeon General report, the number of young people that start smoking goes down and more people quit. When we make a stand against smoking in public buildings and gatherings, we send a strong message that discourages our youth to start smoking. Let’s stand together to make our communities healthier. Be sure to let your city council representative know of your concern and the need to support a comprehensive smoke free law. — Dan Gray, executive director, Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition

On shaking hands

Dear Editor: The (relatively few) people who have come in contact with me since my return to Wabash 17 years ago will have noticed my apparently peculiar practice of not shaking hands but rubbing elbows or now using “fist bumps” instead. I have always explained that shaking hands is the main way the common cold is transmitted among adults. I have been rereading Jacques Barzun’s wise and comprehensive history of the last 500 years, “From Dawn to Decadence,” written in his 90s by the former Columbia University professor and dean. He puts my quiet campaign against the handshake into context very concisely on Page 127 “…nor does it seem easier for us to act on our best scientific conclusions when we deal with bodily matters: an age that has made war on smoking and given up the use of the common towel and the common cup should prohibit shaking hands.” I write at the end of the cold season to give time to practice restraint. – James W. “Jim” Vice, Wabash


Coffee, right meow By Christine Flohr

A friend of mine gave her husband a coffee mug with the quote “Good morning, I see the assassins have failed” printed on it. (It cracks me up every time!) Humans are serious about coffee. Memes on every level of humor tout the rule “Don’t speak to me before I have had my coffee” or “A day without coffee is like… just kidding, I have no idea.” It’s true we like our java hot, cold, and nitro, and we never, I mean never, let it go to waste. Heck, #AskMargie at Visit Wabash County will “warm it up” in the microwave if it cools to a temperature below scalding. Luckily, we don’t have to go mainstream (ahem, Starbucks) in Wabash County to get an excellent cup of grogg. KenapocoMocha in North Manchester University, McKee has been brewing coffee Mortuary, Midwest on Market Street since CHRISTINE FLOHR Poultry, Naragon & Purdy Inc., 2008. What I really dig Nordmann’s Nook, North about this coffee house Manchester Lions Club, Oji (besides the fact that it operates out of an actuIntertech Inc., Parkview al renovated brick house) is their dedication to Physicians Group, Pizza Hut, lessening their carbon foot print. This busiPoet Biorefining, Sandwich ness doesn’t even use a dumpster, nor do they Cellar, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, need one! They show their love for Mother Steel Dynamics Inc., Stine Tire Earth by handwashing dishes, composting, and Inc., Timbercrest Senior recycling everything that they possibly can. If Community, Tri Kappa, Troxel you happen to need more than just a cup of cafEquipment, Wildman Business feine, their locally sourced menu is prepared in Group, Zooks. a scratch-kitchen. Your generous financial conK-Mo’s sister from another mister, Modoc’s tributions, donations of services, Market, is also located on Market Street (and food, gift cards, supplies and Miami Street) in downtown Wabash. The prizes were key to the success of Modoc’s baristas introduced me to Nitro the evening. Coffee. What the what? Its kegged coffee We would also like to thank the infused with nitrogen gas; cold, bubbly, and countless parent and frothy just like beer without the alcohol or the Manchester University student calories. The quickvolunteers. Our students are service counter is blessed to live in a community stocked with in-house that, year after year, supports made yogurt parfaits, this important tradition. Your caeser wraps, and dedication to our youth is deeply scones. These purveyappreciated. — Stacy Floor, ors of coffee focus on Lori Zimmerman and the loving the planet and After Prom Committee follow similar practices to K-Mo. Along with our devotion to blonde, brown, and jet black coffees, we are just as specific to the cup in which it is served. Modoc’s and K-Mo offer incentive programs for patrons to use their refillable to-go mugs or their hand washable ones. Both businesses ditched using Styrofoam, thank goodviduals or businesses will not be ness. Americans throw away 25 billion printed. Styrofoam coffee cups every year. These prodThe editor must also limit read- ucts can persist in the environment for more ers to submitting a maximum of than a million years. (That is basically two letters per month, regardless dinosaur-math, and they are extinct, which of whether previous letters have means Styrofoam is very bad even though it been published, due to space allot- has nothing to do with dinosaurs, but I ments in each weekly issue. Please digress.) try limit all letters to 500 words or Both locations offer whole bean coffee that you can grind and brew at home. This is great less. Letters may be hand carried to news for my friend’s husband who keeps escapThe Paper office, 606 N. State Road ing the “assassins.” He can refill his favorite eco-friendly mug with fresh homebrew while 13, Wabash. sporting his morning PJs. As for me, words They also may be mailed to The cannot espresso how much you bean to me. Paper of Wabash County, PO Box 603, Wabash, IN. Christine Flohr is the executive director of Letters also may be emailed to tourism for Visit Wabash County.

MHS prom committee appreciates support Dear Editor: The Manchester Junior Senior High School After Prom committee would like to thank the following businesses, clubs and individuals for their support of the 2018 After Prom. Thanks to: Allen Feeds, Bippus State Bank, Crossroads Bank, Dairy Queen M. Manchester, Deming Masonic Lodge No.88, Dr. Bradley Camp O.D., El Mezquite, Eric & Jennifer Reichenbach, Ford Meterbox Inc., Frantz Lumber, Friermood Tire, Fruit Basket Inn, Grand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Services, Harting Furniture, Ivy Chapter #69, Jeremy Markham, Joel Eichenauer & Lori Zimmerman, Johnson Petroleum Inc., Laketon Lions Club, Loyal Order of Moose No.1518, Lutheran Health Network/KCH, Main View, Manchester Family Dentistry, Manchester Rental, Manchester

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...continued from page 11 fruits, vegetables, baked goods, crafts and more! The Market will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon at the Riverbridge Electric parking lot (corner of Main and Wayne Streets). Again this year is â&#x20AC;&#x153;POP Kids Clubâ&#x20AC;? for children ages 3-12. 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 clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. SOUP SUPPER 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. 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. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1

p.m. the day before to reserve lunch for the next day. Euchre is played every Wednesday. To reserve your lunch call 982-9940. PARTING SHOTS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Unknown NORTH MANCHESTER NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at nmanchestertalks@g or you may

Urbana Lions spruce up park Luke Hunt at 260-7749300 if you are willing to help. LAST WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS at Sharp Creek for this school year drawn on May 18 were Emma Eviston who was nominated by Mrs. Elliott for reading quietly when asked

and Eden Hoover who was nominated by Mrs. Campbell for standing quietly out in the hall. REMEMBER TO WATCH OUT FOR DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS! PRAYER CONCERNS: Please add Lois Haupert and

continue to remember John Eltzroth, Pat McNabney, Esther and Duane Wagner, Rick Monce, Cathy (Hoover) Pritchard, Shirley Neale, Danny Knee, Jerry Long, Naomi Cunningham, Phyllis Baker, Lowell and Marilyn Karns, Jane

Winebrenner, and Marcia and Terry Knee. B R E A K FA S T BUNCH attendees on May 30, 2018, were: Phil and Jan Weck, Tom and Joyce Wilcox, Max and Ruth Reed, Larry and Nancy Meyer, Marvin (continued on page 16)

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side of the pavilion. Since all of the wiring to the scoreboard and the new restrooms is now underground, the old light poles were sawed up and removed. The Urbana Lions Club members are the only ones who maintain all of the old Urbana ball field and surrounding area which means keeping the area mowed and doing upkeep and repairs so the area is in great condition for the Urbana community to use. The Urbana Lions Club would be very appreciative of anyone in the community who would like to help with the mowing. Call President

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The following members of the Urbana Lions Club met at the Urbana park area to work on several projects on May 29: Ron Anderson, Michael Snell, Luke Hunt, Marvin Mast, and Claud and Linda Newcomb. The trees on the north edge of the property were trimmed, new cement was poured around the south goal on the basketball court, and the Urbana headstone and area surrounding it were spray washed. Work was also done on the new grill that will be installed on the west



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Urbana News ...continued from page 15 and Mary Ann Mast, Peggy Dilling, Carol Layne, Eileen Weck, Alma DeVore and Doris Mattern. The following 19 people met on June 6: Peggy Dilling, Helen Dawes, Marca Snook, Carol Layne, Eileen Weck, Doris Mattern, John and Darla Eads, Max

and Ruth Reed, Larry and Nancy Meyer, Phil and Jan Weck, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast, Alma DeVore, Tom and Joyce Wilcox. Thanks to Joyce for sharing her beautiful “yo yo” quilt with the group. June 20 is deadline for 21st Century

Scholars program for students who have completed eighth grade. “The 21st Century Scholars is a statewide initiative that strives to make college accessible to all Indiana students. Students who are eligible for the program can go to college for

free or at a drastically reduced price. To qualify for the program the student must be enrolled before June 30 after their 8th grade year. They have to fulfill the 21st Century Scholars Pledge which includes remaining drug and alcohol free and maintain a 6.5 GPA in high school. The family must meet income eligibility requirements (qualify for free/reduced lunch, placed in foster care, or family income at or below program maximums). For more information or to have your questions answered go to Applications must be submitted online, but your school’s guid-


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Urbana Lion Luke Hunt power washes the Urbana headstone as part of the Urbana Lions Club workday at the Urbana ballfield/park area. Photo provided ance department will answer questions and help anyone interested. URBANA YOKE PARISH WOMEN’S GUILD will meet on June 12 at 7 p.m. at the home of Kitty Baer. Martha Chamberlain will be the co-hostess. Roll call will be “What have you done for God in 2018?” THANK YOU FROM LIGHTHOUSE MISSION for the Urbana Yoke Parish members who participate in the Fifth Sunday program. Donations from church members to Lighthouse Mission are a tremendous blessing to the community. The next month with five Sundays is July. BIRTHDAYS: June 7 – Debra Elliott, Felicia Hill. June 8 – Tadd Eads, Carrie

Harris, Dan Haupert, Brady Vigar, Joan Snyder, Jessica and Ryan Brunett, Jayden Carrothers. June 9 – Jeff Mast. June 10 – Timothy Frank, Jim Holycross. June 11 – Scott Dawes, Ed Howard. June 12 – Sherri Schnepp, Naomi Cunningham. (Naomi would love to receive cards/notes. Her address is Wellbrooke of Wabash, 20 John Kissinger Drive, Wabash, IN 46992). June 13 – Bill Yentes, Randall Garriott, Lori Urschel, Jayne Schnepp, Pam Hann. June 14 – Megan McKillip, Toby Baer. June 15 – Shae Lauer, Melissa Wilcox, Brad Lancafora. June 17 – Mary Ann Mast. June 18 – Charles Miller, Linda Harrington. June 19 – Ronald Scott Eads. June 20 – Jerry

Snyder, Ty Baer, Sharon Gilbert. A N N I V E R SARIES: June 7 – Chad and Christy Maple. June 8 Charles and Nancy Miller. June 9 – Tracy and Nate Trump. Todd and Sarah Chamberlain. June 10 - Marvin and Mary Mast. June 11 – Dan and Lisa Sarll, Tanner and Sydney Chamberlain, June 12 – Danielle and David Deiner. June 13 – Ty and Kimberly Baer. June 14 – Ron and Deb Schenkel, Amy and Jason McDaniel, June 16 - John and Doris Paul. June 19 – Kelly and Kyle Penrod, Lindsay and Nathan Culver. NEWS ITEMS and/or pictures may be sent to me at m or by calling or texting 260-377-9475.


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Rain canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop celebration: A downpour shortly before the Ashland LaFontaine Days Festival parade could stop the celebration. George and Juanita Rapp, the paradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand marshals, ride atop a wagon drawn by a John Deere tractor. Meanwhile, a youngster works to gather up candy tossed along the parade route. Photos by Harold Chatlosh





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Mississinewa Lake to host fireworks show From the DNR Mississinewa Lake will host a fireworks show on Saturday, June 23, at 10 p.m. The 30-minute show will include a 16-inch mortar, believed to be the largest to be fired in Indiana. A total of 518 mortars ranging from 3 to 16 inches will be fired during Fireworks over Mississinewa. Visitors can watch the show by land or lake. On land, visitors can set up lawn chairs and blankets at the beach. Arrive early because parking will be limited. Campers are encour-

aged to walk from their campsites due to parking limitations. Alcohol is prohibited on the beach. Private fireworks also are prohibited on the property. The day’s activities are: 9 a.m.: Boat tour by reservation. Cost is $5 per person. 10 a.m.: Disc golf, at the beach. 1 p.m.: Cornhole tournament. 5 p.m.: Youth pellet shoot. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Cadillac Creek Band. 10 p.m.: Fireworks. Also, at 2, 4 and 6 p.m., Peru Amateur Circus will perform

at the beach. Visitors can watch tumbling, aerial doubles on trapeze, advanced aerials, and juggling. A juggling clinic for kids will take place each session. Free-will donations will be accepted at the beach, boat ramps, and entrance to the property beginning at 5 p.m. Park gates will close at 9:30 p.m., or before if parking fills to capacity sooner. “Donations are critical to continuing this event,” said Jordan Epp, assistant property manager. “We’ve had an outpouring of generosity from sponsors so far, but we still need to rely on event donations to strengthen the event each year.” Gold and Platinum sponsors of this year’s event are:

David and Patricia Folck, 4ZS RVS INC., Shankster Bros., Health Hoosier Oil LLC, RV Dynasty,

Quality Plumbing and Heating, First Merchants Corp., Ivy Tech, Triple J Engineering LLC,

First Bank of Berne, Red Bridge Marina, Bowman’s Heating and Cooling, Ronald and Judy Newhouse,

and NIPSCO. Mississinewa Lake ( 55.htm) is at 4673 S. 625E. Peru, 46970.

Lineup set for Free Movie Mondays By The Paper staff With school being out and the Eagles Theatre temporarily closed for renovations, the Honeywell Center will be showing free, familyfriendly movies

throughout the summer. Free Movie Mondays will begin Monday, June 25, and will conclude Monday, Aug. 6. Show times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Corporate sponsorship is provided by: City of Wabash, D.H.

Floyd and Associates, Downs, Tandy & Petruniw, P.C., Family Optometry, Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, Modoc’s Market – Espresso Bar, The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc., and Wabash Veterinary Hospital.

Free Movie Mondays will present the following films: “Lego Batman,” “ W o n d e r , ” “Paddington 2,” “Early Man,” “Leap,” “Lego Ninjago,” and “Coco.”

Clark Gallery to host new display By The Paper staff The Wabash Art Guild will have an art display at the Honeywell Center Clark Gallery from June 20 to July 17. Celebrating their 59th year, the Wabash Art Guild promotes the study, apprecia-

tion, and encouragement of the arts. Sponsorship for this exhibit is provided by Richard Tucker in memory of Cheryl Jackson. The Wabash Art Guild Exhibit is an example of how the Clark Gallery supports the visual arts. The Clark Gallery

hosts more than 10 exhibits per year and features students, amateurs, and professionals. Because the Gallery encompasses the semi-circle of the Honeywell Center Porter Lobby, foot traffic exceeds 170,000 guests per year. The Clark Gallery is open to the public.

Artwork may be purchased through the Center’s box office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Honeywell Center Box Office at 260-5631102.

Manchester U to host annual Independence Day Celebration From the MU News Bureau NORTH MANCHESTER – M a n c h e s t e r University will host its 17th annual Independence Day Celebration and fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4, as a gift to North Manchester and Wabash County. This free celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. at the North Manchester campus on the athletic fields

off East Street. This family-friendly event is open to the public. The schedule is: 7 p.m. – Fun and games for children 7:10 p.m. – Introduction by MU event coordinator Tiffany Byers 7:30 p.m. – Welcome by Jillian “Jay” Watts, director of MU CARE Initiative. 7:35 p.m. – Independence Day message by David Burnette, commander of American Legion Post 286

8 p.m. – Manchester Civic Band 9:55 p.m. – God’s All Community Choir and the band perform national anthem 10 p.m. - North Manchester Fire Department will light up the sky with 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.

Free activities include corn hole, sidewalk chalk, face painting and ladder golf. Glow sticks are provided by Timbercrest Senior Living Community. The North Manchester Lions Club will provide free flags. The Rotary Club of North Manchester will sell $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. For the safety of guests: Alcohol, sparklers and personal fireworks are not permitted. MU is a tobacco-free campus. The rain date is Saturday, July 7, same time and location.


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Living Well to host various events By The Paper staff

Living Well in Wabash County will have a variety of activities taking place in June. Here’s a look at the activities, all of which will take place at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond St., Wabash, unless otherwise

noted. All God’s Community Choir will be the special entertainment at the June Birthday Party. Thursday, June 14, 1 p.m. Register by calling 260-563-4475. Medical Spotlight “ M a c u l a r Degeneration” with Bickford Cottage. Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m.

Reservations requested at 260-563-4475. Our Town Presents: “Past and Present: USS Indianapolis” with Doug Lehman. Hear about the past history and present launch of the new USS Indianapolis. Thursday, June 21, at 1 p.m. Registrations requested. Call 260563-4475. Hands on Art

History Series: Mexican and Peruvian Art, with Sarah Andrews. Be a part of a new art series happening at Winchester Center, a 4-part series of hands on learning, each session focusing on a different period. Classes meet 3:30 to 5:00 on Mondays, June 25; July 9, 16, 23. Re g i s t r a t i o n

required: or 260-5634475. Classes limited to 10 people. Series fee is $10 total. Purdue Extension: Healthy Protein Choices. Thursday, June 28, at noon. Registrations requested 260-563-4475. “A Guide to Crosswords”, with Dr. Leonard Williams, Professor of Political Science at

NM Rotary BBQ is June 16 By The Paper staff

NORTH MANCHESTER — The Rotary Club of North Manchester will host the community to its

grilled chicken barbecue picnic fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the Warvel Park Pavilion. Proceeds will help the club support edu-

Retro films coming to 13-24 Drive In By The Paper staff

The 13-24 Drive In will again be showing “retro films” every Thursday in June and July. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. The cost is $5 per carload. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Rick’s Auto Repair & 24 Hour Towing and The Paper of Wabash County. Voting for the films being shown this year was open to the public and the following movies won with the most votes: “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “A League of Their Own,” “Ghostbusters,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Uncle Buck.” To see a list of upcoming shows and show times, please call (260) 563-5745 or v i s i t The 13-24 Drive In Theater has been an entertainment hotspot for 65 years running and is one of the few thriving drivein theaters left in the United States. It boasts one of the largest outdoor screens in Indiana and is open seasonally from May to September.

cation and youth leadership programs. An adult meal with two pieces of chicken, two sides, chips and a drink is $10. A half meal is also available for children and those with smaller appetites, with one piece of chicken, one side, chips and a drink for $5. Eat in or take out. The club also expects to have some chicken left over at the end and will sell it by the

piece. There will be a kid’s corner for games. The event will help the club aid the Early Learning Center and North Manchester Library. It will also support such efforts as scholarships for Manchester High School students, the MTA book giveaway, Junior Achievement, education for conflict resolution, sponsoring North Manchester students for the

Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp and bringing students to the annual World Affairs Conference at M a n c h e s t e r University. The club also donates each year to the MU Medical Practicum service-learning project and helps MU international students buy textbooks.

M a n c h e s t e r University. Thursday, June 28, at 1:15. Have you ever wondered who creates crosswords? Register by calling 260-563-4475. Living Well and

Wabash Parkview Senior Club: Birthdays and Bingocize. Thursday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m. Reservations requested 260-563-4475.


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“HONORING A LIFE WITH DIGNITY AND COMPASSION” E. Joann Butterbaugh, 87 Founded meal service

Joyce Downs, 71 IU graduate

July 8, 1930 – June 8, 2018

E. Joann Butterbaugh, 87, North Manchester, passed away at 2:40 p.m. June 8, 2018, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. On July 8, 1930, Joann was born to Elmer P. and Bella L. (Whitmore) Marks in Toledo, Ohio. Both of whom are deceased. Joann married Edgar C Butterbaugh on Aug. 2, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2011. She and Edgar were parents to four children: Jeffrey Butterbaugh, Tuscon, Ariz.; John (Debbie) Butterbaugh, Alexandria, Va.; Janet (David) Weber, Harrisburg, Pa., and Jane Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo. Also surviving are two brothers: James W. (Joyce) Marks, Lancaster, Pa., and Steven D. (Carla) Marks, Eugene, Wash., as well as a sister Mrs. Steven (Cheryl) Kellam. She has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild She graduated from Whitmer High School, Ohio and Manchester College, North Manchester. She was an elementary teacher and a homemaker. Joann taught school in Lucas County, Ohio, before marrying in 1952. She resided in Chicago, until moving to Tuscon, Ariz., in 1962 seeking to improve the health of her oldest son, Jeff, who suffered with asthma. Joann’s 30-plus years in Tucson were devoted to her children and numerous volunteer organizations. From the ground up, Joann developed and cochaired Mobile Meals of Tuscon, the city’s first locally funded meal delivery service to shut-ins. In 1968 she was recognized for her efforts with the Mayor and City Council for Mobile Meals. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother. She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren. Joann loved life at Timbercrest where she worked in the gift shop, sang in the Timbercrest Choir and cared for plants in the “Fernery.” She readily volunteered for other responsibilities as they came along. Memorial services will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Family will receive friends following the service. Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate. Private burial services will take place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

R. Sharon Kenworthy, 81 Was RN for 50-plus years April 2, 1937 – June 5, 2018

R. Sharon Kenworthy, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday morning, June 5, 2018, in Noblesville. She was born in Wabash on April 2, 1937, the daughter of the late James Wilson “Bill” and Alloise C. (Crowder) Fulwider. Sharon was married to George E. Kenworthy. Raised in Wabash, Sharon graduated from Wabash High School in 1955 and then attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked as an RN for over 50 years. A person committed to her family, Sharon was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed reading and sending her family and friends greeting cards. In addition, she liked participating in activities at Boone County Senior Services. Survivors include three daughters, Teresa A. (Tim D.) Kenworthy–Bennett, Zionsville, Lisa (John Spillman) Kenworthy–Hale, Noblesville, and Amanda M. (Jon E. Hause) Kenworthy, Lebanon; nine grandchildren, Zachary (Kelly Newton) Hale, Alyssa (David) Bartholomew, Joshua (Audrey) Hale, Daniel Bennett, Ceili Hause, Noah Hause, Henry Hause, Calvin Hause, Duncan Hause; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Stephen (Beverely) Fulwider, Port Orange, Fla. In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel R. Fulwider, and a grandson, Elias James Hause. Visitation and a Celebration of Sharon’s Life took place on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., in Lebanon. Interment followed Browns Wonder Cemetery in Lebanon. The family requested friends to wear Sharon’s favorite color of red to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Sharon’s honor to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052 or to Boone County Senior Services, 515 CrownPointe Drive, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Helen Cochran, 92

104 South Main Street Lafontaine, Indiana 46940 765-981-4141

Joyce Floretta Downs, 71, Fishers, passed away June 7, 2018. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Frank and Ruth Floretta. Joyce graduated from Richmond High School in 1965 before going on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in elementary education. She was the loving mother of Emily (Matt) Ahlfeld, Sarah (Andy) Hodson, Alison (Ben) Spanner, and grandmother of Blythe, Reis, Lane, Grant, Claire, and Oliver, all of whom survive her. Other survivors include her siblings, Judy (Jerry) Rush and John (Ann) Floretta. She is preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to Reach Out and Read Indiana, PO Box 44376 Indianapolis, IN 46244. Visitation and services were Tuesday at Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Conner Suite), 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis. Online condolences may be shared at

Joyce Garrison, 73 Enjoyed cooking July 9, 1944 – June 8, 2018

Joyce Garrison, 73, of Wabash, died at 6:41 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 9, 1944, in Fort Wayne, to Howard and Virginia (Alber) French. Joyce was a 1963 graduate of Northfield High School. She received an associate’s degree in college. She married Perry Garrison in Wabash on June 17, 1969; he died May 29, 2007. Joyce was a homemaker. She enjoyed farming, flowers, cooking, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Steven) Emrick of Wabash. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Brad Wright officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4:00 - 8:00 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Joyce may be signed at

Phyllis Goodson, 70 March 30, 1948 – June 2, 2018 Phyllis F. Goodson, 70, of Lima, Ohio, died June 2, 2018. She was born March 30, 1948. Visitation and services were June 7 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio.

Vernon Miller, 98 Pastored 8 churches Nov. 13, 1919 –June 3, 2018 Vernon Ferrell Miller, 98, died June 3, 2018. Visitation and services were Sunday, June 10, at Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester. McKee Mortuary handled arrangements.

Lela Stanton, 88

James Spann, 39 U.S. Navy veteran June 1, 1978 – May 18, 2018

James Robert Spann died May 18, 2018. Services are 11 a.m. June 23 at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Liberty Mills. He will be buried at sea at a later date.

Robert Johns, 82 Was a musician

Robert W. Johns, 82, of LaFontaine, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Visitation and funeral services were Saturday, June 9, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash. Burial was in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Enjoyed crocheting

Helen C. Cochran, 92, of LaFontaine, passed away at 10:15 Feb. 26, 1930 – June 9, 2018 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation in LaFontaine. Lela D. Stanton, 88, Hartford City, died Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, June 9, 2018. 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. She was born Feb. 26, 1930. Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, with Pastor Crystal Visitation 4-7 p.m. June 12 at Walker Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine IOOF & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier. Cemetery in LaFontaine. Visitation for family and friends will be two hours prior to Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at funeral services at the funeral home. home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Chad Dilling

Celebration of Life for Chad Hugh Dilling, will be 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the Urbana Lions Club, 44 Half Street, Urbana. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel of North Manchester is handling arrangements.



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Wabash Police Citations May 23 Shyanne D. Scott, 28, Peru, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Archi L. Patterson, 70, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. William W. Guenin, 20, LaFontaine, cited for seatbelt violation. Alexandrea K. King, 22, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Matthew D. Dalton, 31, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Melissa D. Persley, 39, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction. May 24 Adam A. Taylor, 36, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. May 25 Malyndia S. Harris, 49, Wabash, cited for dog at large. May 26 Tifanee C. Achor, 24, Russiaville, cited for speed. Earl Gerstorff, 55, Jonesboro, cited for failure to register a trailer. Amy E. Poe, 43, Mentone, cited for driving while suspended prior. May 27 Juan J. Hubbard, 38, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Richard L. Hubbard, 68, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Jon P. Keppel, 25, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation and driving while suspended prior. Timothy J. Reed, 32, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Judy A. Hosier, 53, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Tena M. Herron, 62, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Shane E. Crump, 38, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended prior and failure to signal turn. Chase R. Bickel, 26, Wabash, cited for failure to signal turn. Corey E. McColley, 28, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Jessica L. Fannin, 27, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Craig A. Bell, 34, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Zachary A. Merrell, 26, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Amber M. Holley, 32, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Pamela E. Sherwood, 57, North Manchester, cited for expired plates. Roger B. Davis, 22, Lagro, cited for seatbelt violation. Michael W. Landis, 23, Wabash, cited for littering.

Marcus W. McCord, 35, Andrews, cited for seatbelt violation. May 28 John S. Mercer, 58, Carmel, cited for speeding. Jerry W. Lewis , 47, Logansport, cited for seatbelt violation and speeding. Ross K. King, 87, Fort Wayne, cited for speeding. Michael J. Sullivan, 27, Indianapolis, cited for speeding. Craig Behrens, 38, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Rose E. Music, 73, Andrews, cited for speeding. Samuel T. Fleshood, 23, Lagro, cited for seatbelt violation. Clayton R. Brown, 23, Peru, cited for seatbelt violation. Torrona S. Johnson, 22, Kokomo, cited for speeding. Andrew A. Starr, 29, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation, driving while suspended prior, and no financial responsibility. Kevin McDowell, 59, Converse, cited for seatbelt violation. Dustin R. Cloud, 30, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended prior. Christopher J. Conliff, 44, Wabash, cited for expired plates. May 31 Kenneth E. Grimm, 44, Fort Wayne, cited for seatbelt violation. Arthur E. Grimm, 69, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Sean B. Nimmo, 36, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Jacob T. Shoemaker, 20, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Richard I. Shepler II, 19, Roann, cited for seatbelt violation. Tommy S. Carroll, 47, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Benjamin A. Hewitt, 16, Wabash, cited for speed. Shawn M. Hammond, 50, Wabash, cited for speed. Taylor S. Hovey, 27, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Douglas D. Brown, 52, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Scott H. Miller, 25, Wabash, cited for failure to signal turn. June 1 Jason E. Harlan, 34, Wabash, cited for crossing other than in a crosswalk. Jan Deason, 63, Fort Wayne, cited for expired plates and expired driver’s license. Danny R. Sharp, 65, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation.

Joyce A. Sharp, 72, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Kevin E. Sondergroth, 54, Lafayette, cited for speed. Tiffany I. Cain, 46, Fort Wayne, cited for speed. Christine L. King, 18, Lagro, cited for speed. Jerad D. Morey, 20, Sharpsville, cited for speed. Amber C. Parker, 23, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Matthew R. Enyeart, 31, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Bruce S. Brewer, 22, Bunker, Mo., cited for seatbelt violation. Ronald S. Brewer, 46, Bunker, Mo., cited for seatbelt violation. Troy D. Stout, 53, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Jessica D. White. 39, Bunker Hill, cited for seatbelt violation. Gary W. White, 47, Bunker Hill, cited for seatbelt violation. Charles T. Adams, 60, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. June 2 Seth R. McCray, 23, LaFontaine, cited for seatbelt violation. Russell A. Fuoss, 57, Muncie, cited for speed. Lakisha S. Houston, 39, Fort Wayne, cited for no operator’s license when required. Tom B. Lyons, 47, Marion, cited for seatbelt violation. Charles R. Hyden III, 25, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Kameron T. Hannah, 27, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Tyson M. Wuensch, 29, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Chad M. Holley, 35, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Dennis E. Shoemaker, 51, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Rachel M. Hayward, 25, Marion, cited for expired plates, driving while suspended infraction, and seatbelt violation. Lawrence Nelson, 44, Wabash, cited for false and fictitious registration. June 3 Marisol C. Jiminez, 29, North Manchester, cited for speed. Douglas A. Steineman, 55, Huntington, cited of seatbelt violation. Joseph R. Schuler, 38, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Howard L. Scheffer, 62, Wabash cited for seatbelt violation. Robert J. Irgang, 56,


Glendra Wiley, 74 Somerset graduate Feb. 15, 1944 – May 16, 2018 Glendra Jean Wiley, 74, a rural Wabash County resident since 1947, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She was born in Elwood to Roe and Eunice (Gardner) Robertson. She graduated in the last class of Somerset High School in 1962. Glendra married Harry E. Wiley of Marion at the Pleasant Grove Wesleyan Church, Wabash County, on Oct. 12, 1963. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, bingo and casinos, flowers, and especially family gettogethers. Mrs. Wiley is survived by her husband, a daughter, Leah (Kevin) Draving, and a son, Wesley Wiley; grandchildren Harrison and Elissa Wiley; two sisters, Rosalie (Leo) Elshire, and Shirley (Charles) Martin; a brother, Max (Kathy) Robertson, all of Wabash County, and many nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral services as she had chosen the Direct Donor Program of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Former MU student pleads guilty After more than two years in jail, a former Manchester University student will forego a trial and be sentenced on a charge stemming from the death of her child this month. Mikayla Munn, 24, of Elkhart, pleaded guilty to one count of neglect of a dependent, level three felony,

in a hearing Monday, June 4. The plea agreement drops a charge of murder and neglect of a dependent, level one felony. She faces up to 16 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000. The charges stem from a March 2016 incident at MU. Around 11:30 p.m. March 8, 2016, North Manchester Police dispatch received a

911 call from Munn, who lived in university housing at the time. When first responders arrived at Munn's room, they found Munn and an infant boy in a bath tub. The infant was not breathing. Both were transported to a local hospital, where the infant was pronounced dead. Due to inconsistent information in

the evidence, Indiana State Police Det. Josh Maller and North Manchester Police Det. Sgt. Jon Pace began an investigation into the infant’s death, resulting in Munn's arrest Monday, May 2, 2016, on charges of murder and neglect of a dependent. The guilty plea comes after several reschedulings of Munn's trial.

Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Cameron W. Sellers, 18, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Michael A. White, 53, Bloomington, Ill., cited for speed. Brett M. Isaacs, 27, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended prior. June 4

Angela M. Bowling, 22, Wabash, cited for no operator’s license when required. Danielle N. Stamate, 35, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended prior. Arrests May 23 Brandy J. Eubank, 42, Somerset, petition to revoke electronic home detention for

illegal possession of a syringe. A 17-year-old juvenile, Wabash, arrested for battery causing serious bodily injury. Tristen M. Winstead, 34, Westville, arrested for possession of paraphernalia. James E. Watson, 46, Wabash, cited for false and fictitious

registration and possession of paraphernalia. May 24 Cassandra L. Fanning, 36, Wabash, arrested for criminal trespass. Mason K. Hayslip, 30, Wabash, arrested on a probation violation for unlawful possession of a syringe, operating while intox-

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icated, and habitual offender. May 25 Alexander S. Barr, 21, Wabash, arrested for resisting law enforcement. Kara J. Whitt, 37, Wabash, arrested for operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving left of center. May 31 Austin C. Cooper, 19, Wabash, petition to revoke probation for possession of marijuana. June 1 Ryan M. Oldaker, 37, Lagro, petition to revoke probation for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and domestic battery Justin L. McKenzie, 32, Wabash, arrested on a parole violation. June 2 Lea L. Noland, 24, Converse, arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Jay P. Harner, 44, Wabash, arrested for residential entry. Donna K. Sadler, 37, Wabash, arrested for theft. Tabetha E. Tyler, 28, Wabash, arrested for theft. June 4 James W. Osborne Jr., 37, Wabash, arrested for possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug and public intoxication. Accidents May 21 At 5:14 p.m., a vehicle owned by Adam Winer, Wabash, was the victim of a hit and run at 485 W. Canal St. May 24 At 11:10 a.m., a vehicle driven by Diego M. Duarte, 26, Logansport, collided with a parked vehicle owned by Craig C. W i n e g a r d n e r, Wabash, at 486 N. Cass St. May 25 At 2:46 p.m., a vehicle driven by Sydney J. Gibson, 19, Wabash, ran off the road and struck a road sign near the intersection of Wabash Street and Maple Street. At 4 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jackie D. Hubbard, 34, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Mark D. Owens, 43, Wabash, near the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Harrison Street. At 10:21 p.m., a vehicle driven by Kara J. Whitt, 37 Wabash, stuck a guardrail near the intersection of Huntington Street and Fulton Street.

May 26 At 9:52 p.m., a vehicle driven by William R. Blackburn Jr., 38, Amboy collided with a concrete barrier pole at the Village Pantry carwash, 204 Stitt St. May 27 At 12:19 p.m., a vehicle driven by Blake A. Wynn, 18, North Manchester, collided with a vehicle driven by Amy M. Howenstine, 45, Lagro, at the intersection of Cass Street and U.S. 24. May 29 At 12:14 p.m., a vehicle driven by James L. Sprunger, 59, Wabash, collided with vehicles driven by Steven K. Copeland, 22, Kokomo, and Elaine R. Beeching, 70, Sarasota, Fla., at the intersection of State Road 15 and U.S. 24. May 31 At 2:07 p.m., vehicles driven by Lydia E. Little, 18, Silver Lake, and Sharon A. Amann, 55, Wabash, collided near the intersection of Allen Street and Walnut Street. At 4:08 p.m., a vehicle driven by Billie R. Bowling, 85, Wabash, collided with a dumpster in the road near the intersection of West Market Street and South Fisher Street. At 5:34 p.m., a vehicle driven by Haley N. Hadden, 26, Wabash, collided with a parked car owned by Jason E. Johnson, Wabash, at 500 S. Cass St. June 1 At 12:19 p.m., a vehicle driven by Faith A. Lady, 46, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Brandi L. Gidley, 31, Wabash, at 1601 N. Cass Street. At 1:06 p.m., vehicles driven by Russell S. Bauer, 83, Cicero, and Tugomir Babic, 45, Shaumburg, Ill, collided near the intersection of Miami Street and Fulton Street. June 2 At 11:13 a.m., a vehicle driven by Cecil L. Middleton, 60, Killeen Bell, Texas, collided with a signal pole at the intersection of Cass Street and Canal Street. June 3 At 2:32 p.m., a vehicle driven by Alexander W. Julian, 30, Wabash, became engulfed in flames at the intersection of Alber Street and U.S. 24. Wabash Sheriff ’s Department Citations May 18 Abdulaziz I. Alsayed, 19, Fort

WEEKLY REPORTS Wayne, cited for driving while suspended prior. Joshua D. Emerson, 22, Groveton, N.H., cited for expired license plate. May 20 Quatico L. Brown, 50, Kokomo, cited for speed. Nicole R. Correll, 46, Fishers, cited for speed. Bill E. Warren, 44, North Manchester, cited for disregarding a stop sign. Adam J. Middleton, 18, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Kevin W. Middleton, 23, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Adam Gillespie, 18, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Adlio J. Cabello, 32, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. William T. Hosier, 26, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Patrick G. Damion, 47, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Ronald S. Brewer, 46, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. James A. Nelson, 46, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Scott H. Miller, 25, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Shane E. Smith, 36, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Aaron M. Silva, 21, Warsaw, cited for speed. Ashley M. King, 29, North Manchester, cited for driving while suspended infraction. May 21 Melissa Munoz, 26, Lafayette, cited for speed. May 22 Robert M. Gahl, 42, Urbana, cited for driving while suspended infraction and operating without financial responsibility. May 23 Stephen Watkins, 40, Pennsville, N.J., cited for speed Emily Somerlot, 27, Wabash, cited for speed. May 26 Adam M. Mason, 35, North Manchester, cited for expired registration. Bobby L. Fields, 41, Wabash, cited for speeding. Michael J. Polomchak, 65, cited for speed. Adam M. Mason, 35, North Manchester, cited for no proof of financial responsibility. Aditya Dhingra, 22, West Lafayette, cited for speed. Frank S. Gressley, 39, Wabash, cited for speed. Nathaniel D. Chrissiros, 17, cited for speed.

Raymond N. Brown, 20, Noblesville, cited for speed. Marcus E. Corn, 64, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Austin A. Castaneda, 2 1 , Lagro, cited for seatbelt violation. May 27 Brandon J. Howe, 22, Indianapolis, cited for speed. Andre D. Smith, 24, Roseville, Mich., cited for speed. Andrew J. Wireman, 22, Fort Wayne, cited for seatbelt violation. Terry J. Marsillett, 40, Warsaw, cited for no valid operator’s license. Justin R. Anderson, 25, Detroit, Mich., cited for speed. May 28 Krystal M. Wullschleger, 27, Lafayette, cited for speed. Benjamin H. Paul, 23, Fort Wayne, cited for seatbelt violation. Elizabeth A. Ruby, 33, Anderson, cited for speed. Natalie A. Monesmith, 31, Peru, cited for speed. Levi B. Parson, 25, LaFontaine, cited for speed. Quentin T. Pier, 20, LaFontaine, cited for expired license plate. May 29 Kurtis E. Cripe, 16, Laketon, cited for speed Paul F. LaFranco, 66, cited for seatbelt violation. Steve R. Michel, 69, Huntington, cited for seatbelt violation. William H. Mitting, 72, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Zane P. Lemon, 24, Mexico, cited for speed. May 30 Earl G. Howard, 64, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Cleo S. Snyder, 94, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Myron K. McKinney, 61, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. May 31 Maynard L. Shellhammer, 70, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Franklin S. Gressley, 38, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Anthony R. Mercer, 61, Huntington, cited for seatbelt violation. June 1 Christina M. McKernan, 50, Wabash, cited for seatbelt violation. Bryan R. White, 18, Wabash, cited for speed. June 2 Aubrey


Schroeder, 36, Silver Lake, cited for operating without proof of financial responsibility, false or fictitious registration, and operator never licensed. June 4 Marc W. Redding, 45, Winona Lake, cited for speed. Bookings May 23 Kimmerly M. England, 28, Laketon, charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. Shawn J. Dickison, 25, Peru, charged with possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance and dealing in a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike substance. May 24 Joshua W. Powers, 32, North Manchester, charged with unlawful entry by serious sex offender, failure to stop after an accident causing property damage, and operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license. Kyle A, Flock, 32, North Manchester, petition to revoke pretrial electronic home detention for possession of methamphetamine. Andrew C. Downing, 30, Wabash, charged with battery. May 25 Brandi D. Seeley, 36, North Manchester, charged with unlawful possession of a syringe, driving while suspended and petition to revoke bond for driving while suspended. May 26 Kristie R. Utter, 40, North Manchester, charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of paraphernalia. David K. Lewis, 25, Marion, petition to revoke probation for operating a vehicle with a Schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. May 27 Richard D. Reust, 28, Wabash, charged with failure of a sex offender to possess a valid driver’s license or ID card. May 28 Kenneth M. Howard, 42, Liberty Mills, petition to revoke pre-trail electronic home detention for driving while suspended prior. Ashley Blevins, 27, Wabash, charged with resisting law enforcement. Matthew P. Holmes, 38, Wabash, charged


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with pointing a loaded firearm, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. May 29 Robert J. Metzger, 38, Wabash, charged with failure to appear for child support. Tiffani M. King, 32, Liberty Mills, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of paraphernalia. Keith A. Cone, 44, Urbana, charged with invasion of privacy. May 30 Christopher R. Hall, 32, Peru, petition to terminate community corrections placement for possession of methamphetamine. May 31 Todd D. Shepherd, 41, Wabash, charged with operating a vehicle with a Schedule I or II control substance or its metabolite in system. June 1 Crystal L. Zimmerman Cave, 44, North Manchester, charged with failure to appear, failure to appear to testify, and failure to appear for jury duty. Jeremy J. Clarkson, 37, North Manchester, charged with failure to appear for public intoxication. June 2 Zachariah F. Burk, 36, North Manchester, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance. Dorene W. Trammel, 47, Yoder, charged with operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more. June 3 Gregory S. Richards, 33, Wabash, charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. June 4 Landon F. Ottinger, 35, Wabash, charged with failure to appear for unlawful possession of a syringe. Nathanial A. Mosley, 20, Logansport, charged with criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon. Elizabeth L. Griffith, 39, Roann, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug, dealing in methamphetamine, and dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug. June 5 Jonathan T. Mullins, 40, Fort Wayne, petition to

revoke pre-trial release for possession of paraphernalia. Accidents May 18 At 9:41 p.m., a vehicle driven by Kimberly K. Pohler, 48, North Manchester, collided with a deer on State Road 114 near County Road 800 East. May 22 At 3:53 a.m., a vehicle driven by Devan R. Dotson, 38, North Manchester, ran off the road and struck a road sign and a tree near the intersection of County Road 300 East and County Road 1250 North. At 6:09 a.m., a tractor trailer driven by Blayne D. Amich, 22, Servia, ran off the road and struck a utility pole while trying to avoid a collision with a deer near the intersection of County Road 300 East and Singer Road. May 24 At 8:17 a.m., a vehicle driven by Raymond E. Butcher, 65, Peru, collided with a deer on U.S. 24 East near the intersection of County Road 500 East. At 9:57 p.m., a vehicle driven by Ronnie A. Coots, 45, Lagro, collided with a deer near the intersection of State Road 15 and State Road 124. May 25 At 8:02 a.m., vehicles driven by Summer D. Krause, 32, Marion, and Caitlin R. Balsis, 30, Wabash, collided near the intersection of County Road 600 East and County Road 300 South. At 11:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Randall L. Smith, 53, Van Buren, collided with two deer on State Road 124 near County Road 800 East. May 26 At 7:35 a.m., a vehicle driven by Manuel F. Cabello, 29, Wabash, ran off the road and collided with a tree after attempting to avoid a collision with a deer. May 27 At 6:31 p.m., a vehicle driven by Terry J. Marsillett, 40, Warsaw, collided with a vehicle driven by Daniel F. Simon, 49, Wabash, on State Road 15 near the intersection of County Road 500 North.

May 28 At 10:35 a.m., a vehicle driven by Thomas M. Dick, 48, Warsaw, collided with a deer near the intersection of State Road 13 and State Road 114.



June 13, 2018

At 2:06 p.m. a vehicle driven by Peggy L. Shepard, 69, Wabash, collided with a deer on U.S. 24 East near Swango Lane. At 3:49 p.m., a vehicle driven by Breeanna A. Bell, 26, Denver, ran off the road and hit several small trees on Old U.S. 24 near County Road 700 West. May 29 At 6:16 a.m., a vehicle driven by Caleb A. Bowen, 35, Logansport, collided with a deer on U.S. 24 East and County Road 500 East. At 9:53 a.m., a vehicle driven by Robert L. Mollett, 68, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Jennifer L. Kling, 38, Peru, at the intersection of State Road 124 and County Road 550 West. May 30 At 4:06 p.m., a vehicle driven by Devon Gamsby, 17, Urbana, ran off the road and struck a roadway sign on State Road 13 near State Road 16. At 9:09 p.m., a vehicle driven by Steven R. Dunnagan, 59, Wabash, collided with a deer on County Road 925 South near the intersection of State Road 13. May 31 At 7:24 a.m., a vehicle driven by Sarrah N. Dierks, 24, North Manchester, ran off the road to avoid a collision with a deer and ended up in the ditch overturned on the driver’s side on County Road 1000 North near County Road 400 West. At 10:51 a.m., a vehicle driven by Todd D. Shepherd, 41, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Barbara E. Biehl, 65, North Manchester, near the intersection of County Road 300 West and County Road 300 North. June 1 At 8:46 a.m., a vehicle driven by Bryan R. White, 18, Wabash, ran off the road, collided with a guardrail and came to a stop partially in a creek on Old State Road 15 near Bailey Road. June 2 At 6:12 a.m., a vehicle driven by Dustin A. Boyd, 24, Wabash, collided with a deer on County Road 500 East near County Road 400 North. At 3:28 p.m., Aubrey L. Schroeder, 36, Silver Lake, served to prevent a collision with an animal, ran off the road and became stuck in a field on State Road 15 near County Road 1300 North.

June 3 At 7:54 p.m., a vehicle driven by Marlena E. Marti, 24, Wolcottville, collided with a vehicle driven by Caden R. Compton, 16, Claypool, on State Road 114 near County Road 300 East. June 5 At 10:34 p.m., a vehicle driven by Gabriel B. Barrus, 36, Wabash, struck a guardrail on State Road 15 near County Road 800 North. North Manchester Citations May 26 Skylar A. Hackworth, 19, Silver Lake, cited for seatbelt violation May 27 Remington T. Seitz, 18, Indianapolis, cited for speed. May 28 Kimberly J. Witmer, 53, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. May 29 Lara J. SantoyoHernandez, 33, North Manchester, cited for speed. Brooke A. Moore, 29, North Manchester, cited for false and fictitious vehicle registration. May 31 Scott L. Egolf, 46, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Scott R. Green, 46, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Iva J. Green, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. Aaron K. Case, 22, Winona Lake, cited for false and fictitious vehicle registration, open container and possession of paraphernalia. Troy L. Beeks, 43, South Whitley, cited for no class B motorcycle endorsement. John L. Glenn, 63, North Manchester, cited for seatbelt violation. June 1 Dylan J. Williams, 23, Huntington, cited for seatbelt violation. June 5 Karla J. Renz, 24, North Manchester, cited for no proof of financial responsibility. June 6 Kassandra Faulkner, 39, Fort Wayne, cited for speed. Abby L. Jackson, 28, North Manchester, cited for false and fictitious vehicle registration. June 7 Gretchen Runyon, 17, Claypool, cited for speed. Arrests May 31 Jesse C. Farmer, 28,

Liberty Mills, arrested for resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle and driving while suspended prior. June 5 Cory J. Mitchell, 38, North Manchester, arrested for invasion of privacy. June 7 Tracy R. Crum, 37, Silver Lake, arrested on warrants for false informing, possession of paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a syringe and two counts of possession of methamphetamine. Accidents June 1 11:47 p.m. a vehicle driven by Klayton P. Bollinger, 44, Wabash struck a tree near the intersection of State Road 114 East and East Second Street extended. Bollinger was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Fire May 24 10:18 p.m., 1100 block of West 4th Street assist.



May 25 7:51 a.m., 200 block of South Sycamore Street for a vehicle on fire 10:54 a.m., units from North Manchester, Chester Township and Pleasant Township fire departments responded to dryer on fire in the 200 block of South River Road. May 26 11:03 a.m., 600 block of Kech Street for medical assist. May 30 11:06 a.m., 900 block of Hanley Road for a fire. May 31 10:21 a.m., 1200 block of State Road 114 West for medical assist. June 1 3:56 p.m., units from North Manchester, Chester, and Pleasant Township Fire Departments responded to smoke in a residence in the 500 block of Kech Street. June 4 9:27 a.m., 1000 block of North Sycamore Street for medical assist. 1:12 p.m. 1200 block of State Road 114 West for an odor of natural gas. June 5 3:17 p.m., 1500 block of Hillcrest Drive for medical assist. June 6 6:51 p.m., 100 block of Pony Creek Road for a medical assist. Marriage Licenses Brittany L. Ogden, 23, and Matthew S. Rhoades, 26.

Robert D. Brannon, 37, and Jacqueline M. Maldonado, 38. Tabitha D. Rogers, 40, and Dewayne L. Brooks II, 42. Hailey Marie Cassell 36, and Matthew Wayne Frieden, 37 Ashlynn N. Fiddler, 22, and James M. Cornett, 36. Carrie A. Stith, 30, and Daniel M. Price, 29. Aaron W. Shelton, 34, and Alicia K. McCallen, 31. Danielle M. Miller, 46, and Bruce A. Galbraith, 57. Christopher M. Straub, 26, and Ashley N. Dague, 29. Building Permits Levi Brooks, new home Michael Campbell, above ground pool Brenda Barlow, above ground pool. Dennis Jones, leanto Brian Rice, home addition Kent Marshall, porch Brandon France, Inground pool Larry Dale, garage Matthew Denney, pole building David Bowman, new home Land Transfers Kris P. Frieden to Kris P. Frieden, quitclaim deed. Alexis C. Christian to Tyanna L. Custer, warranty deed. Daniel J. Fox and Linda D. Fox to Dennis D. Byers and Melissa R. Byers, warranty deed. Brian Davis and Cynthia Watkins to John L. West and Sharon J. West, warranty deed. Michael McLain to Kiel W. Aderman and Sarah M. Aderman, warranty deed. Jared Clark to Russell A. Waldon, Jr., warranty deed. Dennis L. Stevens and Cecily J. Stevens to C. Craig Boyer and Nancy S. Boyer, warranty deed. Randy Osborne to Danny Hackworth, warranty deed. Dawes & Son, Inc., Dean H. Dawes and Janice E. Dawes to Keri E. Shultz and Christopher R. Shultz, corporate deed. Benedict Family Trust, Fred H. Benedict and Joan L. Benedict to Daniel A. Benedict and Lynda J. Benedict, warranty deed. Calvin D. Knotts and C. Darrin Knotts to C. Darryl Knotts and Calvin D. Knotts, quitclaim deed. Calvin D. Knotts and C. Darryl Knotts to Calvin D. Knotts

and C. Darrin Knotts, quitclaim deed. Judy A. Mernitz to David J. Magley and Pamela J. Magley, warranty deed. Carma C. Weirick to Carma C. Foster and Bruce W. Foster, quitclaim deed. Brenda A. Wagoner to Matthew Dolbee and Lisa Dolbee, warranty deed. Church of the Brethren Home, Inc and Timbercrest to Square One Development, LLC, corporate deed. Shawn E. Hayslett, Kimberly J. Evans and Kimberly J. Hayslett to Kaelea Sinclair and Storm Sinclair, warranty deed. Mel A. Thomas and Deborah H. Thomas to Michael D. Williams Sr., warranty deed. Mary E. Carpenter and Mary E. Gray to James A. Baldacci and Denise L. Baldacci. Barbara S. Williams and Dorothy L. Gaff to Barbara S. Williams, Michael L. Gaff, Jerry W. Gaff and Jan E. Engledow, personal rep deed. Scott A. Kinsey, Jaime L. Kinsey and Jaime L. Copeland to Scott A. Kinsey and Jaime L. Kinsey, quitclaim deed. Federal Home Loan M o r t g a g e Corporation to Pathfinder Services, Inc., warranty deed. Ronald D. Smith and Marcia C. Smith to Mia Miller, quitclaim deed. Scott L. Miller to Scott L. Miller and Mia Miller, quitclaim deed. Wabash County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, Danny L. Hackworth and Dannie Lee Hackworth, Sheriff ’s deed. Terry O’Brien and Janny O’Brien to Randy O’Brien, Elsie O’Brien and Oliver O’Brien, quitclaim deed. Shirley F. Simcoe and Sam R. Simcoe to Tyler W. Walker, warranty deed. Robert J. Lundquist to Sonia K. Niccum, Sonia K. Niccum Gunderson, and Sonia K. Gunderson, warranty deed. Richard L. Wolfgang and Arlene K. Wolfgang to Nathanial A. Azbell, warranty deed. Pefley Properties, LLC to Jacob Pegg and Kristen Pegg. Christopher A. Wells to Melinda D. Wells, warranty deed. Larry E. Hoover and Jane E. Hoover to Andrew P. Howard and Ma Flor A. Howard, warranty deed. Lawrence G. Howard and Carolyn M. Howard to Shawn T. Renz, warranty deed. Samuel D. Rumple and Anna Lou Saylor to Michael Mann and Roxanne Mann, personal rep deed. Milton W. Folds IV and Laura M. Folds to Jack Heeter, warranty deed. Pamela Magley to Pking LLC, quitclaim deed. Pamela Magley to Pking LLC, quitclaim deed. Pamela Magley to Pking LLC, quitclaim deed. Pamela Magley to Queenpin LLC, quitclaim deed. Town of Lagro to Andrew E. King and Allison K. King, quitclaim deed. Rick Stamper to Taegen K. Risher and Kodi T. Clemons, warranty deed. Richard D. Lower and Steven M. Lower to Steven M. Lower, quitclaim deed. Betty L. Treska and Gary G. Treska II to Ruthann Richwine, Jennifer Horn and Whitney Horn, personal rep deed. Betty L. Treska and Gary G. Treska II to Gary G. Treska II, personal rep deed. Tammy S. Howard and Amiel Howard to Jeffrey R. Howard and Pamela Howard, quit-


claim deed. Douglas A. Friedersdorf and Mona L. Friedersdorf to David E. Snowdon and Susan C. Snowdon, warranty deed. Richard L. Dahl and Maria E. Dahl to Dahl Farms, LLC, quitclaim deed. Ronald D. Finney to Adam K. Bashore, warranty deed. Karen R. Stouffer, Susanna Ressler, Russell R. Resler and Meredith R. Speicher to Logan L. Whitt, personal rep deed. Randi Tobias to Andrew S. Arney and Christina Arney, warranty deed. Timothy J. Morris and Angela A. Morris to Angela M. Burnworth, warranty deed. Jonathan T. Breaton to Craig A. Engle, Sr., quitclaim deed. Martha Whitaker and Sadie Shafer to Betty Brainard, personal rep deed. Secretary of Housing and Urban Developman to Eric Sutterby and Candice Sutterby, warranty deed. Biggs Indiana Properties LLC to Ideal Suburban Homes, Inc., corporate deed. Ideal Suburban Homes, Inc to Cheryl Rich, corporate deed. Biggs Indiana Properties, LLC to Ideal Suburban Homes, Inc., corporate deed. Ideal Suburban Homes, Inc., to Alvera Reichert, corporate deed. Theresa A. Smith and John J. Smith to Gerald L. Enyeart, quitclaim deed. Gerald L. Enyeart and Barbara Enyeart to Gerald L. Enyeart, quitclaim deed. Wells Fargo Bank NA, Jack Porter Revocable Living Trust, Naomi K. Porter Revocable Living Trust to Gene A. Miller and Julia A. Miller, trust deed.



June 13, 2018

Wabash County Transit seeks annual grant By David Fenker

Living Well in Wabash County's Wabash County Transit looks to continue its services through an annual grant from the state and federal governments. Living Well CEO Beverly Ferry presented the grant application at the Monday, June 11,

meeting of the county commissioners for their signatures. “It's that time of year to come around with our grant application that we are submitting to (the Indiana Department of Transportation),” Ferry said. “This time, it's operating plus a capital request. The capital request is for one, low-floor minivan, and one medium light transit

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bus.” Ferry said that the minivan is to replace one that is no longer handicap-accessible. “The cost of repairing the ramp is about the same amount we'd have to do to buy a new one,” she said. The bus is to help handle increased traffic as a result of the hybrid routes Wabash County Transit recently began operating. “[The new routes] will just put pressure on the vehicles; it will be one more to help with that system,” she said. From the state, Ferry said, the organization is applying for $114,571 in operating funds, and an additional $254,783 from the federal government. Both numbers are assigned by the state or federal government. The organization's

total operating budget is around $600,000, she said, and is a combination of grant funds, funding from the county, City of Wabash and Town of North Manchester, and local sponsorships and fundraising. For the capital funds request, Ferry is requesting $72,000 from the federal government, $0 from the state, and will look for an additional $18,000 locally via fundraising. Ferry also disclosed changes to the service's regulations. While WCT has always allowed service animals, the transportation service will now allow pets on its vehicles. “We have to know ahead of time, it has to be in a cage or carrier,” she said. Additionally, children younger than 9 may ride on their

own, so long as a parent or guardian arranges the transportation ahead of time. Children younger than five may not ride alone. More information on Wabash County Transit may be found online at www.livingwellinwabashcounty.o rg. Commissioners Barry Epply and Scott Givens approved a resolution acknowledging the county as a pass-through entity for funds for Wabash County Transit. Chairman Brian Haupert was absent. Additional news from the commissioners' meeting included: A presentation by Dale Bliss, executive director of Advantage Housing, who informed the commissioners that his organization is expanding into Wabash County. Advantage Housing

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offers counseling services to those who are struggling to secure housing, and is certified through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The organization began in Kokomo, and serves Howard, Miami, Tipton, Cass and Wabash counties. Sheriff Bob Land provided the weekly jail report, saying that Wabash County Jail held 90 inmates, with an additional 37 in Miami County, two in Blackford County, eight in Elkhart County and one in

Department of Corrections safe keep. Land said the Wabash County Jail housed an average of 100 inmates throughout the month of May. Land also asked permission to continue looking into replacing the jail's phone and recording system, presenting a quote for $1,128.40 per month for a lease on a new system through Mitel Networks Corporation, which was granted pending contract review by county attorney Steve Downs.

Participants sought for CHAP coordinator training From the DNR The DNR is seeking people to participate in training on July 11 to become a coordinator for the Community Hunting Access Program (CHAP). CHAP is an initiative through the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife to increase hunting opportunities for deer in urban and suburban areas. Doing so can help alleviate human-deer conflicts. CHAP provides community partners with financial and technical assistance to administer hunting programs in their communities. As part of the program, managed hunts are administered by a certified CHAP coordinator trained in hunting safety, deer biology and public relations. The community partner determines when and where managed hunts occur, what hunters can participate, and which certified CHAP coordinator they use or contract. Training for people interested in becoming a certified CHAP coordinator will take place on July 11. Before attending training, those interested in becoming a

CHAP coordinator must complete the following prerequisites: Any state-sponsored Hunter Education certification. Any DFW-Approved Firearms Instructor Training. Examples include: National Rifle Association (NRA) Firearm Instructor Training, Indiana Hunter Education Instructor Academy, 4-H Shooting Sports I n s t r u c t o r Certification, etc. Any DFW-Approved Formal Deer Hunting Training. Examples include: NRA Hunter Clinic Instructor P r o g r a m Certification, QDMA Deer Steward 1 Certification, etc. Provide name and birthdate for routine DNR background check. To sign up for coordinator training, or for questions regarding prerequisites, email south region urban biologist Megan Dillon at The community application deadline for 2018 CHAP funding and participation has passed (March 31, 2018). Communities interested in participating in 2019 should visit the CHAP webpage and contact their wildlife biologist.



June 13, 2018


The re-evolution of College Series

Northfield senior Matt Coe connects for an RBI triple during the Saturday, June 9 Class A baseball semistate against Dalevile at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Photo by Josh Sigler

Norse fall to Daleville point in time during the course of the season up until this point. He was a little rusty. We tried to keep him as sharp as could be. But, he just didn’t have it, and that’s going to happen. He’s pitched his rear end off for us for a month now. He struggled with his command a little bit and got behind hitters. When you get to the semistate and get behind hitters, that’s going to be tough on you. We’re not here without him.” Harner went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Northfield offensively. He was the only Norse hitter to collect multiple hits. Clayton Tomlinson had a base hit for Northfield, while Vigar and Coe each added triples to the Norse cause. Northfield will say goodbye to four seniors, Vigar, Coe, Harner and Hunter Cox. Davis said there was a sharp change in his team’s competitive spirit midway through the season, a change sparked by his seniors’ unwillingness to let the season end on a negative note.

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KOKOMO – During its tournament run, Northfield’s baseball squad had made a living on superb pitching and defense, while scratching out enough runs to survive and advance. The Norse manufactured a couple runs early in the Saturday, June 9, Class A Semistate against Daleville, but their pitching and defense were not as sharp as it had been this postseason in an 8-2 loss to the Broncos at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. The loss for Northfield (16-15) snapped a five-game winning streak. “I’m so proud of these guys for what they’ve overcome in the last month,” Northfield coach Clint Davis said. “From where we were a month ago to where we are now, competing, I can’t say enough about the kids.” The Norse managed just five hits, including just one after the third inning. Matt Coe put Northfield on the board in the top of the first with an RBI triple over the center fielder’s head, plating Blake Harner, who had reached on a twoout single. Jared Vigar led off the second with a triple over the left fielder’s head and came home on an RBI sacrifice flyout from Braden Ripplinger. That was all the offense the Norse would muster. “That kid on the mound for them is good, and we scratched a couple runs across early, but

we never had multiple hits,” Davis said. “We could never get it going up and down the lineup like we wanted to. We’ve been just barely scratching enough across. Unfortunately, those couple runs early weren’t enough to hang on today. … At some point you’re going to have to score more than one or two runs to get out of one of these things, and we just couldn’t do that today.” Harner drew the start on the hill and wasn’t as sharp as he had been during Northfield’s postseason run. He allowed six hits in 4 1/3 innings of work, walking six and hitting three more batters. He allowed seven runs, but was the victim of four Norse errors. Harner exited in favor of Nate Drancik in the fifth inning, where Daleville (21-9) pushed across five runs to break open a close game, taking an 8-2 lead. “You get to this point and you’re thinking ‘he has five days off and will have a lot of rust,’” Davis said. “We don’t have five days off at any


By Josh Sigler

Four Big Ten teams qualified for the postseason in NCAA Division 1 baseball this season. That is a feat in itself simply because of one fact. The Big Ten is a “cold weather” conference based predominantly in the Midwest, therefore the opportunity to play games in warm weather is shorter, and because of that, schools have trouble recruiting as many top players because they are drawn to the south where they can play better competition and have a longer season. Minnesota, Indiana, Purdue and Ohio State qualified this year and played in the regionals last weekend. Indiana, Purdue and Minnesota all got to the championship games of their respective regionals before being eliminated. The last team to win a regional, super regional and get to the World Series was Indiana 5 years ago. The College World Series first started right here in the Midwest in 1947 in Kalamazoo, Mich., as an eight team, single elimination tournament. Kalamazoo also hosted the following year. Similar to 1947, but the two, four-team playoffs were changed to double-elimination tournaments. Again in the finals, the two winners met in a bestof-three format. The tourney then moved to Wichita, Kansas, for a year and then on to Omaha, Nebraska where it has been played ever since. An eight-team, double-elimination format for the College World Series coincided with the move to Omaha in 1950. From 1950 to 1953, a baseball committee chose one team from each of the eight NCAA districts

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Wabash County veteran takes flight By David Brinson On Wednesday, May 23, random commuters at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport would have figured the cheering crowd was for some famous flyer and they would have been wrong. It was for Barentte “Barney” Wolfrum and 84 other United States veterans. They’re not celebrities, but on that day, they were certainly treated as if they were. “They make you feel like royalty all day long,” Wolfrum, 85, said. Wolfrum, and the other men and women, were receiving an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The Honor Flight initiative provides older veterans one day trips to our nation’s capital, along with coordinating plenty of gifts and fanfare along the way. Originally created to help those who fought in World War II see the new memorial honoring them, the program expanded to include Korean and Vietnam

Wabash County veteran Barney Wolfrum shows off some of the cards he received upon his return from a recent Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Photo by David Brinson

veterans as well. Funded by donations and staffed by volunteers, the veterans themselves don’t have to pay a cent for the flight. After family and friends send them off and a boisterous band and a crowd of smiling strangers welcome them to D.C., they then tour the city, stopping at multiple monuments and memorials throughout the day. It was the Northeast Indiana division’s 28th flight in total. For Wolfrum, a Wabash native, it was his second time in Washington D.C. He traveled there during his senior year at Linlawn High School, back in 1950. The capital looked much different back then. “A couple years ago,” he said, chuckling. “Back then, the Korean Memorial wasn’t there, World War II Memorial wasn’t there, Vietnam’s obviously wasn’t either. I remember they pointed out the Watergate building to us which all that hadn’t even happened yet.” Nearly three years

after he graduated, Wolfrum was drafted into the Army and sent to basic training. From there, he was sent to Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as a company clerk during the final years of the Korean conflict. He returned home in 1955, where he raised a family and farmed for a living. His daughter, Jane Rogers, is the one who accompanied him on the trip and first sparked the idea of reaching out to the program. “I said, ‘Have you heard of the honor flight? Would you be interested in that?’ And he jumped right on board,” Rogers said. Their morning began at 5 a.m. with a meet-and-greet breakfast at a mess hall in Fort Wayne. At the airport, a colossal American flag hung between two extended fire truck ladders. Water cannons blasted in the background. Loved ones waved goodbye. After a few hours in the air, they arrived in Washington, D.C., where they were met

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it made for quite the long day and quite the work out. “I don’t know how she did it,” Wolfrum said as he looked through the many pictures of him and his daughter from that day. “The day after I didn’t even get out of the house. I was tired.” With several medical complications, including a stint, an

artificial heart valve and needing external oxygen, he was impressed with how prepared and accommodating the program was. They had oxygen tanks and a wheelchair waiting for him when they touched ground in Washington, D.C. “Oh, it’s fantastic. I’d like to recommend it to any others to take the flight. Everything’s

just planned out so well.” His daughter echoed the same sentiment. “Everywhere we go all day long, it’s thank you for your service, thank you for service… If anybody has someone that hasn’t gone on it, I encourage them to go,” she said. “It’s a trip of a lifetime.”

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

4-H Grows...

Makayla Proffitt School: Southwood Parents: Greg & Treccia Proffitt Future Plans: Attend IUK to pursue a nursing degree and obtain a paramedic license 4-H Club: Crimson Clovers 4-H Projects: Goats and Photography 4-H Grows Dedication: Makayla has learned about the importance of dedication during her time in 4-H. “My first year showing pigmy goats I had to really dedicate myself to train them, feed them, and spend time with them. Because I was so dedicated with that, I got Reserve Grand Champion with my goat Marco my first year in showmanship, so I guess it pays off,” Makayla says. Makayla has also been dedicated in completing her Photography projects. “I went to state for Photography and that picture took me a while to get the right angle,” Makayla explains. Dedication will help Makayla in the future as she pursues a nursing degree. “You definitely have to be dedicated to your college studies because college is so much harder than high school. You have to be able to adapt and change your ways,” she says.

Matt Montel School: Northfield Parents: Cathy & Greg Montel Future Plan: Continuing in the workforce 4-H Club: Lagro Speedy Clovers 4-H Projects: Swine, Feeder Calves, Crops 4-H Grows Responsibility: Responsibility is one of the skills Matt has grown during his time in 4-H. “In 4-H, I’ve had to be responsible for feeding, watering, washing, cleaning, and working with my livestock. Taking care of my livestock has become an everyday routine. I’ve also been responsible for planting and picking my crops and checking them in to the correct places on judging day. If I couldn’t get my projects to the right place at the right time, then they wouldn’t be judged and all my work would be for nothing,” Matt explains. Responsibility is something that Matt learned early on in his ten years of 4-H, and it will be an asset as he continues into the workforce. Although responsibility is Matt’s favorite skill, it is just one of many that he has gained over his 10 years. “Being responsible for my projects has helped me do well and earn awards at the fair. I feel like my hard work has paid off.”

Jared Vigar School: Northfield Parents: Lori & Troy Vigar Future Plan: Pursue a degree in Aeronautical Engineering Technology & Professional Flight at Purdue University 4-H Club: Lagro Speedy Clovers 4-H Projects: Photography, Swine, Woodworking, Entomology 4-H Grows Time Leadership:“When I was little, I always looked up to the older kids on the baseball field, in the school hallways, and especially in the show ring. Now that I am one of those older kids, I want to do everything I can to lead by example for the little eyes that are watching me.” Jared’s projects have helped him develop a creative eye, experience a wide range of interests, and develop handson skills that will come in handy with his aeronautical engineering and professional flight degrees. “Now that my time in 4-H is almost over, I’m excited for the next step. For me, that is going into a major that is not very popular, but hopefully I can continue leading by example in stepping into the unknown and showing others that there are no limits to what they can accomplish.”

Kiera Stacy School: Manchester Parents: Joe & Rita Stacy Future Plans: Attend Huntington University to pursue a degree in education 4-H Club: Chester Champs 4-H Projects: Swine and Foods 4-H Grows Time Management:During her ten years as a 4-H member, Kiera has learned about the importance of time management and its role in successfully completing her projects. “I have learned to balance many things such as feeding, watering, walking pigs, cleaning pens, doing book work and working on my foods projects,” Kiera says. Kiera explained how time management has become a skill that has played a major role in her life all throughout high school and will help her after high school when she goes to attend Huntington University this fall to major in education. Time management will help Kiera balance extracurricular activities and academic studies. “Along with 4-H, I was active in high school athletics and maintained a high GPA in my academic studies. This is a skill that will continue to help me as I enter a new chapter of life in college studies and extra-curricular activities.”



June 13, 2018

MMS announces Historic Preservation and Design awards By David Fenker NORTH MANCHESTER -- Three projects and an individual dedicated to historic preservation received awards from Manchester Main Street at the nonprofit's annual meeting. Each year, MMS honors those who spend significant time and energy on local, historical structures. This year's award recipients include the Wabash County Commissioners, KenopocaMocha Coffee Shop and Steve Batzka. MMS's Historic Preservation and Design committee presented the awards Wednesday, May 23, at The Firehouse. Mary Chrastil, president of the North Manchester Historical Society and MMS Historic Preservation and Design committee member, presented the awards. “One of the committee's goals is to encourage quality design and good choices in improvements that are made to buildings in our town, keeping the historic buildings true to their architectural style,” she said. “The

awards are given to building owners and entities that have made efforts to make North Manchester a more beautiful place to live. “In a town where there are so many beautiful, historic homes and structures, there are so many owners that could be honored.” The Historic Landmark Award went to the county commissioners for their contributions to the 2013 restoration of the covered bridge. A brief video created by Steve Olsen showing images of the bridge ranging from the early 1900s through the present, including the restoration work, accompanied Chrastil's description of the project. “One of the iconic landmarks of North Manchester is our covered bridge,” Chrastil said. She noted that many local organizations used the likeness of the bridge on their letterhead or in their logos. Built in 1872 by the Smith Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio, the bridge is constructed of wood with pins, bolts and squarecut nails, and is listed

in the National Register of Historic Places. “During 2013, the restoration project began to repair or replace deteriorating trusses,” she said. “They replaced flooring, roofing and siding in order to extend the life of the structure for future generations to use and to admire.” The restoration used as much existing material as possible, and was supervised by state and local agencies. “Our Wabash C o u n t y Commissioners were instrumental in getting the project completed,” Chrastil said, noting that county highway superintendent John Martin also contributed. “We are so glad that John and the commissioners gave this project their full support, so that this landmark can continue to be beautiful and safe.” The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program and the Transportation Enhancement Fund provided 80 percent of the project's funding, with the commissioners approving the

remaining 20 percent from the county's highway funds. The project cost nearly $1 million. All three commissioners – Barry Eppley, Scott Givens and Brian Haupert – attended the meeting to receive the award. The 2018 Award for Commercial Buildings went to KenopocaMocha Coffee Shop. Chrastil provided brief background on the building, which is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Market and Second streets and was built in 1880. North Manchester residents Jim and Debbie Chinworth purchased the property in 2007, and opened “KMo” April 29, 2008. “The plan was to create a communityowned coffee shop, so Jim and Debbie invited folks to join them on Saturdays in 2007, and those volunteers filled six large dumpsters” while gutting the house, Chrastil said. “It needed paint and landscaping, chimney repair work and a new roof, but the real restorative work was on the inside.” Interior restoration included sanding and

finishing the floors and restoring the wood trim by hand. “Amazingly, none of that woodwork had been painted,” Chrastil said. Debbie Chinworth accepted the award. The final award of the night, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Historic Preservation, went to Steve Batzka for his work restoring buildings throughout the town. “Over the past 40 years, Steve has transformed many houses in town,” Chrastil said, “and when Steve takes on a restoration project, he does it thoroughly and with attention to detail, and he

does a lot of the manual work himself. “Steve has also served as a consultant to many homeowners who are attempting to restore their own homes.” Chrastil briefly discussed the several homes Batzka purchased and restored, as well as the Thomas Marshall Museum House, which she said Batzka painstakingly restored with authentic time period furnishings. “Steve spent a winter hand-painting the grain in all the woodwork,” she said, as well as “countless hours finding period furniture for the house and decorating it to make a

wonderful tourist stop in North Manchester.” Batzka's most recent project is the former Wampler Jewelry store on Main Street, now home to New Look Boutique. “This building is one of the few buildings left in town with its original cabinetry intact,” Chrastil said. “Steve embodies the spirit of our preservation awards by really, truly making North Manchester a more beautiful place for all.” In addition to a paper certificate, each award recipient is given a paver in the sidewalk in downtown North Manchester in recognition of their accomplishments.

Indiana American Water reports strong water quality By Josh Sigler Provider Indiana American Water recently released its water quality reports for 2017 for Wabash and Somerset, with high quality reviews across the board. “To comply with state and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, Indiana American Water issues a report annually describing the quality of your drinking water,” the organization said in a press release. “The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect your drinking water sources. In 2017, we conducted tests for many contaminants, all of which were below state and federal allowable levels.” Indiana American Water explained that the public water system for Wabash relies on ground water obtained from eight wells in two well fields. Sources of that ground water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land and through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. “In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit

the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems,” Indiana American Water said. “U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Indiana American Water’s treatment processes are designed to reduce any such substances to levels well below any health concern and the processes are controlled to provide maximum protection against microbial and viral pathogens which could naturally present in surface and groundwater.” Indiana American Water was within compliance for levels of barium, fluoride, lead, copper, total trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids and chlorine for both the Wabash and Somerset surface areas. For the Wabash area, a water hardness level of 391 parts per million (ppm) was found, while a total of 6.7 parts per billion (ppb) was found for molybdenum. For sodium, a naturally-occurring 7.2 ppm was found, while 449 ppm of Strontium was found. In addition, 53 ppm of sulfate was found in water leaving the treatment facilities. For the Somerset area, a water hardness level of 390 ppm was found. In addition, 11.5 ppm of sodium and 21.5 ppm of sulfate was found in water leaving

the treatment facilities. In the Wabash area, the water had a pH level of 7.5, and a total hardness of 380 milligrams per liter. The 0.7 milligrams per liter of fluoride of is naturally occurring and also occurs as an additive to the water. The water held 6.8 milligrams per liter of sodium, 0.07 milligrams per liter of iron, and .035 milligrams per liter of manganese. In the Somerset area, the water had a pH level of 7.7, and a total hardness of 400 milligrams per liter. The 0.5 milligrams per liter of fluoride is both naturally occurring and used as an additive. The water held 16 milligrams per liter of sodium, 0.03 milligrams per liter of iron, and 0.027 milligrams per liter of manganese. “We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our customers last year was of higher quality than required by state and federal drinking water regulations,” Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey said. “Our consistently high water quality and the commitment we make to ensure it distinguishes us as a leading water supplier. “Our team of water quality and plant operation professionals works hard every day to ensure the highest quality water service for our customers,” Dewey added. “These results are a testament to their dedication and expertise.”


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June 13, 2018

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ITEMS FOR SALE: Grey swivel chair, Margaritaville signs brand new in box, lots of lamps & decorative items, all mint condition. Call 260-906-6590.



appreciate. Will gladly pick up. Call 260-571-5980 and leave message.

WE BUY GOLD, silver and coins.

Wabash Valley

Prospectors LLC, 633 S.

Articles For Sale

GOOD APPLIANCES: used washers, dryers, ranges & refrigerators. 30 day warranty! 35 E. Canal St., Wabash, 260-5630147.




WANTED TO BUY Want to purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557, Denver CO 80201(MCN)

60 GOOD QUALITY SKIDS for sale, $3 each or 10 for $25. Call 260-3779242.



Wabash St., Wabash. Tim Ravenscroft, LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED CDL DRIVER to haul grain locally. Home every night. Call 260-571-1946. TRI-AXLE DUMP truck driver needed, experienced preferred 260-5190283.


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HANDYMAN SPECIAL. PRICE REDUCED! 1291 Adams St. Wabash, IN. 260-829-2011,

$99.00 - $130 a week Wabash and No. Manchester move in specials call 574- 6122019/574-612-1814.

Roger Story’s Extensive and High Quality Fishing Equipment will be for Sale. Tackle & lures for all seasons, ice fishing equipment, ice fishing tent, fishing boat. Craftsmans tool chest with tools and misc. tools. John Deere Precision collectables and much more!

June 14, 15 & 16 43262

from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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June 13, 2018


‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $9.50 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday



For Rent


Student Account Specialist

Manchester University is seeking a

1BR, 1 person, furniture, utilities, & A/C included. $125-$135/wk NO PETS 260-750-4783

1 BDRM HOUSE for rent or for sale on Wabash Northside. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook ups, $100/wk. plus $300 deposit, 765-863-1453 or 765-863-1452.

Please visit our website at: for detailed position descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.



IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Edna Triese Twigg Petitioner.

2006 CHEVY 1500 SHORT BED, 2wd, 77,000 miles, excellent condition, V-8, bedliner, bed cover, new tires, dark metallic blue, $7,300 OBO. Call 260-571-3711.

Wabash County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she/he has filed a petition in the Wabash Circuit Court requesting that his/her name be changed to Edna Triese Dempsey.


Notice is further given that hearing will be held on said Petition on the 27th day of July, 2018 at 1:00 o’clock pm. Edna Triese Twigg Petitioner Date 6-5-18

Elaine J. Martin Circuit Court Clerk

2 BDRM HOUSE on Southside of Wabash for rent, $600/mo., excludes utilities, deposit required, 2 car detached garage, no pets/smoking inside. Call 260-571-3817.

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2 BR UPSTAIRS large apartment, all-electric. $500/month + electric. 260-563-7743.

NORTH MANCHESTER2 & 3 Bedroom apartments for rent, 260-982-4861.

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Edna Triese Twigg, whose mailing address is: 466 N. Miami Street Wabash, IN 46992

1 BR FURNISHED APT. renter pays electric, downtown Wabash. 260-7743069.

IN LAFONTAINE, 1 bdrm apt w/laundry, no steps, no pets, must have electric in your name. Call 765-9814931.

) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ) SS: ) CASE NO. 85C01-1806-MI-362


• Well established local MFG has immediate need for experienced and well versed maintenance man. • Ideal candidate must have the ability to identify, diagnose, and repair hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC’s, mechanical and electrical issues. • Requires ability to read schematics and blue prints. • Hands on team player in small factory environment preferred. Must have the ability to work well with others and direct two shift operations. • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k and family insurance plan.

Interested parties please send resume and salary history to:

Maintenance, 301 Wedcor Ave. Wabash, IN 46992 or



June 13, 2018

Charley Creek Inn named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame By The Paper staff Charley Creek Inn has received the T r i p A dv i s o r Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award. The honor is presented to hospitality businesses that

deliver consistently great service across the world. This distinction is awarded to approximately 10 percent of total businesses on TripAdvisor; to qualify a business must have consistently achieved great reviews for five con-

secutive years. “Winning the T r i p A dv i s o r Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for B u s i n e s s . “TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame.’ By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.” Charley Creek Inn is a restored, historic boutique hotel, original built in the 1920s. It offers 30 individually-decorated guest rooms and suites, locally sourced upscale dining at Twenty Restaurant, live performances at the Green Hat Lounge speakeasy, artisan chocolate and Indiana-made

ice cream in the Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe as well as gourmet cheeses and wine. It has served as a catalyst for downtown renewal since it reopened in 2010 after being purchased and renovated by local philanthropist and historic preservation aficionado Richard E. Ford, of the Ford Meter Box family. “There is no greater affirmation than being endorsed by our own guests. With the T r i p A dv i s o r Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to providing an exceptional experience to visitors,” said Howard Kaler, General Manager of Charley Creek Inn. “This distinction is a true testament to our team who strives to exceed guest expectations to ensure an enjoyable experience.” Charley Creek Inn is located at 111 W. Market Street, Wabash


The Paper of Wabash County -- June 13, 2018 issue  

City, WRT enter agreement, Demolition work begins on Roann School, WRD plans Wabash River clean-up July 28, Flag Day ceremony planned

The Paper of Wabash County -- June 13, 2018 issue  

City, WRT enter agreement, Demolition work begins on Roann School, WRD plans Wabash River clean-up July 28, Flag Day ceremony planned