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Trial date set in LaFontaine homicide By Joseph Slacian

He praised his opponents and thanked them all for running a clean race. “I didn’t know what to think going into it,” he said. “I’ve worked with Ryan and I’ve worked with Steve. I’ve know Glenn; I’ve done business with Glenn. I’ve know Walter through our reserve program. I didn’t know what to anticipate, but it was an extremely clean race.” He said his committee is going to regroup and keep pushing forward in anticipation of the November elec-

Trial dates of Aug. 21-22 have been set in Wabash Circuit Court for Corey A. Kelch. Kelch, 22, Marion, is formally charged with murder and robbery in connection with the April 25 death and robbery of Jordon Richards, LaFontaine. An automatic not guilty plea was entered on his behalf during a hearing on Monday morning, May 7. Kelch was taken into custody Friday afternoon, May 4, at a home in Marion, and was transported to the Wabash County Jail, where he is being held without bond. Kelch, under questioning from Judge Robert McCallen III, said he plans to hire an attorney to represent him. His attorneys are Scott Lennox and Joseph Sobek of Warsaw. Richards was found shot to death in his home on Wednesday, April 25, in what officials eventually ruled a homicide. A second suspect in the case, Kaleb Marin, 21, Marion, was one of three people killed in a twovehicle accident on Sunday, April 29, in rural LaFontaine. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Indiana State Police Detective Michelle Jumper, cell phone evidence allegedly link both Kelch and Marin to Richards’ death. A home health care provider who discovered Richards’ body told police that Richards had told her on April 24 that Marin was going to spend the night with him. Richards was left a paraplegic as the result of a 2016 traffic accident. He recently received a $100,000 settlement and recently purchased the home at 123 Clear Creek Drive in LaFontaine. He lived there about 10 days before he was killed. The health care worker told police that she believed between $10,000 and $20,000 remained in the home, as well as several guns. Investigators found neither guns nor money at the home. A friend also told police, according to the affidavit, that two people had stopped by late April 24 to purchase marijuana from Richards. Marin allegedly went outside and sold them the marijuana, telling them they couldn’t stay “because ‘Mexicans’ were coming over with cocaine,” the

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Ryan Baker gets a hug from his wife, Gina, after being declared the winner of the Republican nomination for Wabash County Sheriff. Photo by Joseph Slacian

Baker gets GOP nod Pearson, Dillon win council races By Joseph Slacian

Ryan Baker topped a five-person field Tuesday, May 8, to win the Republican nomination for Wabash County Sheriff in the 2018 Primary Election. Baker received 2,149 votes (40.79 percent) of the vote, while Ryan Short received 1,408 (26.72 percent) to finish second. Steve Hicks was third with 1,141 (21.65 percent), Glenn Butcher had 309 and Walter Woods had 262.

The results were announced by Wabash County Clerk Elaine Martin to a crowded room about 7:30 p.m. After he was declared the winner, Baker received a hug from his wife, Gina, and congratulations from both Short and Woods. “I don’t know what to think,” Baker told The Paper of Wabash County moments later. “It was a strong race. We did everything we could do. “I’m so proud of all the people who worked with us. We really busted our tails — our entire committee, everybody.”



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Baker gets GOP nod ...continued from the front page tion. As of now, Baker has no opposition in the General Election. Martin said Indiana’s “sore loser law” prohibits any candidate who lost in a primary race from refiling with a different party or as an independent in the General Election. Those candidates, however, can file for a different office. Breaking down the numbers, Baker won 18

of the county’s 26 precincts. He and Hicks tied for one precinct, Pleasant 2, with 56 votes each. He finished second in seven of the remaining precincts. Hicks won five precincts, plus Pleasant 2. He finished second in three. Short won four precincts and finished second in 15 others. “It was a tough race,” Short said. “I

knew it was going to be close. With five people running I knew the vote was going to be split. We all had good credentials, so I knew it was going to be a tough race to win. “I’m still a Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department employee,” he continued. “I still go in there and do my job, just as I do any other day. I’m proud to do that. I’m going to work for whoever is sheriff, just as if I were the sheriff and would expect the same from them. “We did a lot of work. It just wasn’t enough.” In races for the Wabash County Council, Barbara Pearson defeated Michael Ridenour, 722525, in the 2nd District Race, while Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon (second from left) and Barbara Pearson (third from left) check returns with Jennifer Long-Dillon (left) and Laura Cole. Also pictured are the Dillons’ two children, Jude and Jemma. Photos by Joseph Slacian defeated Leroy Striker, 757-597, in the 3rd District Race. Pearson received 57.9 percent of the vote to earn the nomination and a chance to retain the council seat to which she was appointed earlier this year. She replaced Jeff Dawes who was forced to resign from the post after moving out of the district.

Ryan Baker (center) chats with Marti and Leroy Striker as the candidates await the results to be announced. “It’s a bit overwhelming right now,” she said. “You get out there and you pour your heart and soul into it. It’s always a relief to actually win and see the numbers. All I can say is I just appreciate everybody in District 2 that cast

their vote for me and put their confidence in me. I will serve them as hard as I did to get this win.” Pearson won five of the six precincts that comprise the district. Ridenour won the Noble 3 precinct. Dillon won six of the

seven precincts in the third district. He and Striker tied in Noble 8, each receiving 135 votes. “I just want to say thank you to everyone in District 3,” Dillon said, adding that he also wanted to thank Striker. “He’s a great guy. “I just want to thank everyone in Wabash and I will continue to do what I’ve done the last four years.” None of the remaining countywide seats had opposition. Winning the GOP nomination in those races were William C. Hartley Jr., Wabash County Prosecutor; Lori Draper, Circuit Court Clerk; Eric Rish, County Recorder; Kelly Schenkel, County Assessor; Jeff Dawes, County Commissioner District 2; Matthew Mize, County Council District 1, and Kyle Bowman, County Council District 2. There was only one contested race for township trustees, and only one contested race for the various township boards. In the race for Lagro Township Trustee, Eric “ET” Terrell defeated incumbent Andrew DeLong, 336295, to win the GOP nomination. In the Lagro Township Race, Deb (continued on page 3)


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Baker gets GOP nod ...continued from the front page Schenkel, Gary W. Hunter and Rob Cole topped a field that also included Allison Siders-King and Ralph Ranck. In state and federal races, Republican voters supported David Wolkins in his bid to retain his 18th District seat in the Indiana

House of Representatives. He won the race and will face Democrat Dee Moore in the November General Election. Republican Andy Zay and Democrat Gary Snyder were unopposed for the 17th District seat in the

Indiana Senate. Wabash County voters supported Mike Braun (41.17 percent) over GOP challengers Luke Messer and Todd Rokita. Braun will face Democrat incumbent Joe Donnelly in November for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat.

GOP voters backed Jackie Walorski in her bid to retain her U.S. House of Representative’s 2nd District seat. She received 74.44 percent of the vote, compaired to Mark Summe, who received 25.56 percent. Walorski will face Democrat Mel Hall in November. Hall won the local and district wide race to receive the Democrat nomination. In Wabash County,

Hall received 314 of the 688 votes cast in the U.S. House race on the Democrat ballot. Pat Hackett was second with 135 and Yatish Joshi was third with 101. Also running were Douglas Carpenter, Roland Leech and Josn Petroff. Although the Primary Election took place Tuesday, parties and independents are still able to place candidates on the ballot for

unfilled seats. “The deadline for the Democratic or Republican parties to conduct a political party caucus is June 30, 2018,” Martin told The Paper. “The deadline to file a declaration of candidacy to fill a vacancy on the General Election for a local office is Wednesday, June 27, 2018. A copy of that declaration must also be filed with the chair-


man of the caucus at least 72 hours before the time set for the caucus. “Monday, July 2, 2018 by noon is the deadline to file a petition of nomination to place an independent candidate or minor party candidate on the 2018 General Election ballot.” The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Trial date set in LaFontaine homicide...continued from the front page home and any cell phones and their contents found at the scene. Two phones

were found, one belonging to Richards and the other to Marin.

Allegedly found on Marin’s phone were text messages between he and a person named

Corey who was later identified as Kelch through The texts between

Laketon Sewer District customers to see rate increase sewage service required in any month for the year. It provides an example of employment-based charges being assessed based on the maximum number of

employees in any given month of the year; if a company has 10 employees in January but only eight in March, it will still be charged at the 10 employee rate

monthly until the end of the billing year. A copy of the ordinance may be seen at the Laketon Sewer District Building, 10457 N. Ogden Road, Laketon, IN.





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wastewater rate increase, also recommended by Umbaugh. The Laketon district’s wastewater is run through grinder pumps in and around Laketon, and pumped to North Manchester for treatment, Bagley said. The town charges the district for treatment service, with that cost being passed to Laketon customers. Rates for various types of customers are set using the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Equivalent Dwelling Unit, with one single family residence, apartment or mobile home equalling one EDU. Per the ordinance, commercial rates assess beauty salons, food service operations and offices with showers at a rate of .11 EDU per customer, seat or employee, respectively. A factory with showers is also assessed at .11 EDU per employee, while offices and factories without showers are assessed at a rate of .06 EDU per employee. The fire station is assessed at .11 EDU per firefighter, and the sewer district office is set at one EDU. Day care centers are assessed at .06 EDU per person, schools at .05 EDU per pupil, and churches without kitchens at .01 EDU per sanctuary seat. An assembly hall is set at one EDU. According to the ordinance, rates are set for the maximum


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Marin and Kelch lasted from 12:43 a.m. to 3:13 a.m., the affidavit noted, and he went on to allegedly describe how he planned to kill Richards and how he planned to repay Kelch for his help.

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WCS hires new football coach By Josh Sigler

Wabash City Schools’ Board of Education approved the hiring of Adam Handley as its new varsity football coach when it met Monday, May 7. Handley came highly recommended by outgoing Athletic Director Matt Stone.

Stone will move into a new role next year as both the Chief Business Officer and Transportation Director. He had doubled as the AD and CBO this past year. Outgoing football coach Floyd McWhirt is set to take over the AD position, but Stone was heavily involved in the hiring process of Handley. “This is the fourth

time we’ve hired a football coach since I’ve been here, and I can also say this is the time that we’ve had the best candidates,” Stone said. “I think that says a lot about what Floyd has done with our football program that more people want to come here. He did a great job making us competitive, getting us a winning season, putting us back in a place where people want to be here.” Stone said Handley aced his interview, a major factor in the hiring decision. “When I called references, every one of them said to me ‘he’s a kid magnet,’” Stone said. “I don’t know how you can get a better compliment. As a

ADAM HANDLEY teacher and coach, he’s someone kids want to be around, someone who attracts kids.” Handley is a football historian of sorts, and was attracted to the job for not only the Apaches’ recent success, but also its rich history as far back as the 1920s. “And, coach McWhirt has been here for a few years and got the program going in the right direction, so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to jump in,” Handley said. “(I want to) take this program and take it through the roof.” Handley served as an assistant coach at Marion High School for four years, and then served this past season as an assistant coach at Taylor University. “I’ve had experience in about three of four different positions as far as a positions coach,” Handley said. “I’ve been an offensive coordinator in two of those years at Marion. Then tak-

ing the collegiate level last year, it was just about learning how high school kids want to get to the next level and being able to bridge that gap to get kids to the collegiate level.” Being a “kid magnet” starts with relationships, Handley said. “I’m energetic, I’m enthusiastic, I just love to be the guy and have the guys come to me with problems or anything,” he said. “I’m always open to talk with anybody. And, then in the hallways, catch them in the hallways and ask them how their day is going. Essentially caring about them is my main thing.” Handley will replace McWhirt as the Project Lead the Way Engineering teacher, with a starting salary of $40,000. Handley will also receive an annual stipend of $7,790 as the football coach. Handley was just one of numerous personnel moves Monday by the board. The board also approved the recommendation to hire Emily Tracy for the O.J. Neighbours’ Assistant Principal position on a 200 day contract for $70,000. She will also serve as the building substitute teacher coordinator for an additional stipend of $1,500. Alyson Keefer was approved as a new fifth grade teacher for

the salary of $36,750, and Zoe Steenbergh was approved as a new sixth grade teacher with a starting salary of $35,100. Melissa Lang will serve as the Begindergarten teacher from June 11 through July 20, with the exception of the week of July 2 when the school is closed, for a stipend of $4,500. A new position of Transportation Mechanic/Technician position was created, and the board approved the recommendation to hire Adam Taylor for that position for a salary of $42,500. Superintendent Jason Callahan remarked about the high quality of personnel the school system added with its new hires and appointments. “In this day and age when teacher candidates, and educators in general, there seems to be a scarcity, and we’re worried about numbers, just getting people to apply for positions,” Callahan said. “We have an exceptional class of people here that are very diverse and highly skilled with great experiences.” Monday, the board also: — Saw a video presentation on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ recent trip to Belize. — Heard a presentation by O.J.

Neighbours Principal Danielle Miller on the progress of the school’s dual language immersion program. — Approved a letter of intent to move the process forward with EMCOR, moving closer to installing solar panels at Wabash Middle School and O.J. Neighbours. — Approved the recommendation for the following employees to work their hourly rate/sub pay or stipend for the 2018 Food Service Program: Melanie Honeycutt (40 hours per week), Janice Berry (35), Terry Smith (27.5), Trish Stith (35), Charlene Blair (27.5), Tina King (27.5), Deb Lane (27.5), Jessica Strickler (27.5), Maria Zenil (27.5), Terri Smith (27.5), Rhonda Nelson (27.5), Manilyn Parman (27.5), Joetta George (27.5), Seth Godwin (27.5), Aaron Frey-Keplinger (15), Coty Waldron (15), Alina Perkins (15), Diana George (15), Diane White (15) and Amanda Edmond (15). — Accepted the resignation of Julie Castle as cafeteria worker at Wabash Middle School, effective May 4. — Approved the recommendation for Malisia Wright as bus monitor beginning with the 2018-19 school year. — Approved the recommendation for the following individuals for summer transportation to be paid at their regular daily pay rate: Christina S e l l e r s (Begindergarten), Marla Davenport (IREAD), Sandy Weidner (SPARK), Angie Kline (HOPE Summer Program) and Shelly Sellers (HOPE Summer Program). — Approved the recommendation for the seventh grade out of state field trip to Kings Island for Science Day on May 25. — Approved the recommendation for the 2018 Science Club summer trip from June 9 through June 28. — Approved the retirement of Theresa Baer as fifth grade teacher at Wabash Middle School effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. — Approved the rec(continued on page 5)


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WCS hires new football coach ...continued from page 4 ommendation for Beth Phillipy to provide homebound instruction to a student one hour per week at her hourly rate beginning April 3 through May 22. — Approved the retirement of Susan Miller as preschool paraprofessional effective the final student day of the 2017-18 school year. — Approved the recommendation for

Shelley Hipskind to work in the O.J. Neighbours office from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday beginning June 11 through July 20, with the exception of the week of July 2 when the school is closed at a stipend of $4,500. — Approved Jennifer Denney as the Begindergarten paraprofessional from June 11 through

July 20 with the exception of the week of July 2 when the school is closed at a stipend of $1,500. — Approved the following teachers for IREAD summer school May 31 through June 8 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at their daily rate: Angel Hostetler (May 31June 8), Jennifer Lane (May 31-June 6) and Beth Phillipy (June 78).

Bridge inspections begin May 3 By David Fenker

Inspection of Wabash County’s 157 bridges began Thursday, May 3, according to County H i g h w a y Superintendent John Martin. Martin informed the commissioners of the inspections at their May 7 meeting. The physical inspection will take most of May, with additional paperwork and reports being completed in the summer. Indianapolis-based United Consulting is contracted to handle the inspections. “They are looking for a variety of things,” Martin said. “They’re looking for the overall conditioning of the bridge, and for anything that could cause the bridge to fail. “They physically have to touch every piece of the bridge.” All of the county’s bridges are on a biannual inspection schedule, with 11 requiring a yearly inspection as well. “We have 11 that are annual inspection because of condition,” Martin said. He noted that there are four different conditions that, if the bridge scores four or less in that category, requires an annual i n s p e c t i o n . Conditions can include issues “as minute as holes in the bridge deck,” Martin said. Martin also presented paperwork at that meeting to change the county’s contract with Primco regarding Bridge 118, carrying 75 East over Burr Creek. “This change is a

decrease from the original amount of the contract of $31,644.70,” Martin said. “That changes the contract from $323,144.28 to $291,479.58.” After approving that change, the commissioners signed off on a certificate of substantial completion for that bridge, which Martin said is substantially complete. In other news, Sheriff Bob Land provided the weekly jail update, part of an alley in Laketon was vacated, and the commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing May 7-12 as National Economic Development Week. Land did not have an official jail report, but said there were 149 total inmates under his care: 104 in Wabash County Jail, 36 in Miami County, five in Elkhart County, three in Blackford County and one in Department of Corrections. The county’s agreement with Miami County, Land said, is up for renewal. “I received the revision from [County Attorney Steve Downs] last week,” Land said. “I have submitted it over to Miami County. It does state $40 per day. I have not heard anything back from them yet.” Land also noted that the county will send two deputies to the police academy in June, and that his department recently acquired a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500. Regarding the Laketon alley, Advisory Plan Commission Director Mike Howard presented the request during a public hearing.

“[The Cooks] live at 40 S. Main St. in Laketon, and they’re requesting you vacate the 10-foot-wide alley located between lots 59 and 65,” Howard said, noting that they maintain the unimproved alley, which runs between their properties. Looking at documentation provided by Howard, Chairman Brian Haupert said that a building already protrudes into the alley. The commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the request and vacate the section of the alley running between the landowners’ two lots, then suspended the rules and approved it again on second reading. Grow Wabash County CEO Keith Gillenwater presented the National E c o n o m i c Development Week proclamation. “This is the third annual version of this event,” Gillenwater said, “which is to try to bring attention to the efforts in communities not only of economic development organizations and economic development professionals, but also with the works of communities to try and promote economic development in their communities.” Haupert read the end of the proclamation, recognizing May 7-12 as National E c o n o m i c Development Week and “remind[ing] individuals of the importance of this community celebration which supports the expansion of career opportunities and improving quality of life.”

— Approved Marla Davenport as paraprofessional for IREAD summer school May 31 through June 8 from 9-11 a.m. at her hourly rate. — Approved Chloe Selleck’s request for maternity leave beginning Aug. 13 through Oct. 19, 2018. — Approved the recommendation to hire the following summer custodians for 2018 at a rate of $8.00 per hour starting May 30 through Aug. 10, 2018: Brayden Lutz, Luke Mattern, Gage Miller and Austin Wieland. — Approved the following for Driver’s Education: Michael Rigney as the Driver’s E d u c a t i o n

Coordinator with a stipend of $1,000; and approved Driver’s Education pay rates of $25 per hour for driving instructors and $30 per hour for classroom instruction. — Approved the following instructors for Wabash High School driver’s training program for the summer of 2018: Daren Porter (car/class), Randy LePage (car/class), Marianne Milam (car/class), Michael Rigney (car/class), and Sarah Cole (car/class). — Approved a recommendation for an out of state field trip for AP Calculus to Cedar Point on May 11, 2018.


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WCS names elementary school Kathy Swan winners By Josh Sigler

Wabash City Schools officials named its elementary school Kathy Swan Award winners at the Monday, May, 7 school board meeting. Teachers presented the awards to students in kindergarten through fourth grade Monday, with teachers giving a glimpse into what made each student worthy of the accolade. Swan was a Wabash City Schools teacher who was tragically lost in 2005 in a plane crash that also claimed her husband and son. “She was dedicated to her students. She loved kids,” Superintendent Jason Callahan said. “She had a heart for kids.

The board wanted to do something in Kathy’s memory. She was such a champion for kids, they wanted something that would live on. So, because of Kathy’s dedication to students, they created this Kathy Swan Award. “The Kathy Swan Award is given every year to a student in very grade level,” Callahan continued. “That award is given to students who epitomize, who live up to Kathy’s ideals. These are kids who work very hard. They are kids who have a great attitude. They do it without looking for recognition. “We love the Kathy Swan Award because it is an award given by staff. Our teachers every year come together, and there’s not an application

process. The kids don’t know they’re getting this. The teachers select based on the great attributes of your children.” Kaylyn Woodcock took home the Kindergarten Kathy Swan Award, with teacher Carol Enyeart giving the audience a glimpse into what makes Woodcock a worthy student. “Kaylyn Wodcock is one of those students who is just a joy to teach and be around,” Enyeart said. “… I appreciate so much about her. She is kind to all students. She works hard and does her best. I appreciate that no matter what kind of day she is having, she comes into the room with a smile on her face. Her upbeat personality and friendly spirit makes Kaylyn a per-

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Wabash City Schools’ elementary school Kathy Swan Award winners included (front, from left), Aaliyah Samons, Randy Boring, Kaylyn Woodcock, Michaella Cohee, and Waylon Cressell. Joining the winners are school board members (second row, from left) Tony Pulley, Liz Hobbs, Rod Kelsheimer, Bill Konyha, and Tiffani King. Photo by Josh Sigler fect candidate for the Kathy Swan Award. I feel blessed knowing her.” Teacher Kristi Clark had the honor of delivering the Kathy Swan Award to first-grader Aaliyah Samons, explaining that Aaliyah goes “above and beyond” the call as a student. “Aaliyah is someone who always comes in with a smile on her face,” Clark said. “She always has positive attitude towards school. She always has a helping desire to not only help me, but her friends when she sees they are struggling a little bit. I knew Kathy, and she always had that smile on her face. Aaliyah does too. Aaliyah has worked very hard this year academically. She desires to do her best. And, if she doesn’t understand something, she’ll come and ask, because she wants to better herself. When she works,

she takes her time. She goes above and beyond, especially with her details, whether it’s her handwriting or math story problems. … Aaliyah has a great heart, and I know she’s going to do great things in the future.” Michaella Cohee was the second grade honoree, with teacher Kathy Wilson delivering remarks on why Cohee was the best candidate. “Michaella is a joy to have in class,” Wilson said. “We all agree that every day she comes in with a smile and a positive attitude. She enjoys learning and working with her peers. She’s an ideal student. She’s attentive during instructions and she knows when to ask questions when she doesn’t understand something. She’s very encouraging to her peers. She puts forth her best effort every day. She gets along with her peers and

has a contagious smile. She’s grown tremendously in reading and math. We’re very very proud of her for the last two years. It’s our honor to honor you with the Kathy Swan Award.” Randy Boring emerged as the top candidate for the third grade award, with teacher Jen Lane honoring Boring with glowing remarks. “The definition of integrity is doing what is right and having good morals, even when no one is watching,” Lane said. “I can’t think of a more perfect word to describe Randy. Although he is quiet, his actions in the classroom speak very loudly. He has a kind, compassionate heart. At a recent field trip, instead of sitting with his friends, he went and sat with a classmate who was sitting all by himself. That compassion that he showed to that student is the same com-

passion he shows to everybody everyday in our classroom. Randy also strives to do his best in class. He has shown tremendous growth throughout the school year in every subject area. He pushes himself to not only meet his goals, but to exceed them as well. No matter what life throws at Randy, he chooses to rise above and come to school with a positive attitude and be a leader in the classroom.” Tammy France had the privilege to award Waylon Cressell with the fourth grade Kathy Swan honor, giving the audience a glimpse into why he is a deserving candidate. “Waylon has heart of gold,” France said. “He genuinely cares for everyone else, and puts others’ needs in front of his own. Waylon would give you anything if he thought you needed it more than he did. He always thinks of others first. We see this in class every single day. If someone doesn’t have a snack, he’s there to offer his. If someone needs a book to read, he’s there to share his. If someone is sad, he’s there to comfort them. He offers to help his classmates and teachers all the time. Waylon is a good person and makes good decisions. He’s also responsible. He comes to school and gives his best every single day. … He strives to meet the challenges his teachers give him. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Waylon this year. As a person and a student, he touches many lives every day. He touches our lives every single day, and doesn’t even know he does it.”


May 16, 2018


Gas prices expected to be up this summer By Josh Sigler

Gasoline prices are expected be as much as 50 cents higher this summer when compared to 2017, an energy economist from Purdue University told The Paper of Wabash County. Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, explained that like any other market, gas prices are set by supply and demand. There are drivers on both the supply and demand sides which will combine to make the cost of fuel to remain higher than in recent summers. On the demand side, economic growth is doing well all over the world. Tyner reports that the United States, the European Union, China and Japan are all doing well economically. “With high economic growth, that means there’s more demand for crude oil and petroleum products,” Tyner said. “More demand means higher price.” In the case of this summer, there is also a set of supply-side drivers, Tyner said. OPEC and Russia have combined to agree to reduce crude oil supply on the market. And, gasoline price is primarily driven by the price of crude oil. “If you take crude oil off the market, as OPEC and Russia have done, that means there’s less supply,” Tyner said. “Less supply means higher prices.” Tyner reported that crude oil has gone up $20 per barrel. It was $50 per barrel in November, and it’s now $70 per barrel as of early May. For every $2 that crude oil goes up, gasoline prices raise a nickel. “So, since it went up $20, that means gasoline goes up 50 cents,” Tyner said. “And, a lot of that increase has been in the last two or three weeks.” One other important supply-side driver that’s often not mentioned is Venezuela. Venezuela used to be a very important exporter of crude oil to the United States. “But there economy has collapsed,” Tyner said. “It’s a disaster

state now, and their crude oil exports have plummeted.” In essence, Venezuela is unintentionally helping OPEC and Russia keep supplies down. Supplies are down far more than they would be if Venezuela was up and exporting its normal supply of crude oil. Russia is an exporter of crude oil as well, and they want to keep the price higher. Restricting the supply is the easiest way to accomplish that. “In the past, OPEC had to do it alone,” Tyner said. “But, this time they talked Russia into going in with them, since Russia is also an important exporter. Russia is not a formal member of the (OPEC) cartel, but they agreed to go along and agreed to a quota that was mutually agreed upon.” One other driver of fuel prices is what Tyner explained as the difference between summer and winter gas. Summer gas is about a nickel more expensive than winter gas, because of environmental rules. In the hot weather, there’s a greater tendency for gasoline to evaporate, causing smog and air pollution. “So, the EPA rules require that summer gas have a less tendency to evaporate,” Tyner said. “They have to take out some of the compounds in gasoline that evaporate easily in warm weather. They store those until winter comes and they put them back in. But, that’s OK because in the winter there’s not that tendency to evaporate like there is in the summer. “To do that, it costs money,” Tyner continued. “To get that reduction in evaporative emissions, it cost the oil refiners about a nickel a gallon, and of course they pass that on to you and I. “Those are the main drivers, and it means gas prices this summer are going to be 40 to 50 cents a gallon higher than they were last summer.” A check of the website Gas Buddy showed the average gasoline price of $2.94 in the City of Wabash on May 8. That was 11 cents more expensive than the state average

of $2.83 and 51 cents higher than the state’s lowest prices found of $2.43. Tyner couldn’t pinpoint a particular reason as to why gas in Wabash is typically higher than surrounding cities and areas. “I hear that from different places a lot,” Tyner said. “… It basically is how much competition there is in the supply system. And, if you don’t have a lot of competition in your local supply system, that means the market will let them charge a higher price.” The top seven gas stations in Wabash were all charging $2.94 on May 8.


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Join in the celebration of spring with the program “Wild and Edible Plants” at S a l a m o n i e Interpretive Nature Center on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At 10 a.m. a Power Point program, “The Honorable Harvest and Traditional Ecologic Knowledge, Wild Plant and Mushroom Foraging for Food and Medicine”, will be presented by Lori M a t t h e w s . Afterwards, taste a few special dishes made from wild plants, shared by Lori Matthews and Simon Brainerd. After tast-

ing, hike with Lori and Simon, where you will have a chance for questions and answers from experienced and knowledgeable wild edible leaders. The event will end at 1:30 p.m., however, hike stragglers are appreciated. The cost for this event is $5 per person. Advance registration is requested by calling 260-468-2127. Salamonie’s Preschool Program, “Wind and Seeds” will take place Wednesday, May 30. Your preschooler will learn how wind and seeds work together. Huntington County Master Gardners will

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guide garden learning time. Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including letters, making a craft, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme. The program will be offered at one time only from 10-11:30 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Nature Center. Preschool programs are designed for preschool aged children ages 2-6 and their adults. Advance registration is appreciated. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127. Mississinewa and Salamonie Lakes will host “Kids Fishing Derbies” on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30-11 a.m. at each location. At Mississinewa Lake you will meet at the Beach Shelter, at Salamonie Lake you will meet at the Wildlife Management Pond, located in Lost Bridge West. Age categories are: 2-5, 6-10; 1114. All need an adult companion. At 8:30 a.m. registration and rules begin, 9-10:30 a.m. Kids Fishing Derbies, 10:30-11 a.m. adult fishing contest,


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with awards at 11 a.m. Bait will be provided for kids; adults bring your own! The Youth Fishing Derbies will emphasize the following: fishing as a family/mentor activity, ethical sportsmanship, catch and release, and connecting youth to outdoor activities. Youth who catch the longest overall, and the first to third largest in each age category, will receive a prize; one prize per child. For adults there will be one grand prize awarded for the largest fish caught. All participants be sure to turn in all of your fish to be measured. In the event of a tie, the person who catches the most fish will determine the tiebreaker. To register and for more informa-

tion, or if you would like to donate an old fishing pole or fishing gear to be used by youngsters who attend the Fishing Derbies, please contact Teresa Rody at 260-468-2127. Seniors age 50 and over are invited to attend the monthly Senior Monday Carryin Luncheon at S a l a m o n i e 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, Jennifer Amstutz, a seasonal naturalist, will present on the Ouabache State Park bison in the program “Bison Bits” on Monday, June 4. A main dish of pulled pork 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. Salamonie’s Second Saturdays Program will present “Canoeing and Paddling Workshop” on Saturday, June 9 from 9-11 a.m. Participants should plan to meet at the modern campground control station. There are a limited number of canoes available for use. All equipment will be provided. Those who have their

own canoes are welcome to bring them, as well as all equipment needed, including personal floatation devices. This program meets some of the requirements for Bear Scout-Salmon Run Bear Adventure and Safety Afloat; Wolf Scouts-Safety Afloat; and Webelos ScoutsAquantaut. A $3 fee per participant is payable day of event. The property entrance fee is waived for Second Saturdays participants. Advance registration is required by calling 260-468-2127. S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center is the headquarters for Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, which serves Mississinewa Lake, Salamonie Lake, J. Edward Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, and Quabache State Park. S a l a m o n i e 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 dis-

plays, a children’s room, the Salamonie Raptor Center featuring live birds of prey. MAY BIRTHDAY WISHES go to: Olman Sanchez, May 17; Tanner Chapman, May 19; Bev Urshel, May 25; Nick Good, May 30. 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. DORA CHRISTIAN CHURCH will host “Family Night” on Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy a baked potato and sundae bar followed with entertainment from Creative Ministries, the youth group from the Healing Heart Church of God in Marion. THE LAGRO COMMUNITY CHURCH FOOD PANTRY wishes to thank all who have so generously contributed to their ministry. Without your help, they would not be able to continue. They are normally open the third Saturday of each month from 9-10 a.m. in the church basement. Please call 260571-9064 for more information or questions. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NEWS AND INFORMATION TO: Isaac.Triplett@yahoo. com, or call me at 260274-2261.


THE PAPER May 16, 2018

Urbana Yoke Parish Women’s Guild had its May 8 meeting at the Parish Hall. President Marsha Wade opened the meeting with prayer. Roll call was to name a blessing. Flower/card, treasurer, secretary reports were given by Helen Dawes, Eileen Weck and Nancy Anderson. Preparing meals for camp in June was discussed in more detail and the date for the luncheon outing in Laotto, in July was also discussed. Donna Harman’s reading of ‘What’s It Like in Your Town” from “Stories Of The Heart” made the point that no matter where you go, you take your attitude with you. She then read Matthew 5: 14-16—— (Be a light to the world.) and “Old Age”. Chrissy Chamberlain concluded with a reading of “A Friend” and gave each one a friendship kit. Marsha Wade had prayer before refreshments were served to Kitty Baer, Eileen Weck, Martha Chamberlain, Nancy Anderson, Carla Krom, Hilda Wilcox, Donna Yentes, Helen Dawes, Pat Hartley, Alma DeVore, Doris Mattern, Janet Warnock, Linda Newcomb, and Marsha Wade. Hostesses were Chrissy Chamberlain and Donna Harman. Kitty Baer will host the June meeting at her home with Martha Chamberlain as co-hostess. MAY 18 IS THE


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DEADLINE for summer school enrollment forms. NORTHFIELD SPRING CHORAL CONCERTS are on May 21 -junior high at 6:30 p.m. and senior high at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4 per person or $10 per family. “If you are familiar with the hit musicals “The Greatest Showman”, “Dear Evan Hansen”, or “South Pacific”, you will enjoy hearing songs such as “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” “You Will Be Found,” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame!” NORTHFIELD ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM DATES: High School is at 9:15 a.m. on May 21. Junior High is at 9:05 a.m. on May 22. Senior Scholarship Awards will be 7 p.m. on May 31. All programs are in the Northfield auditorium. Following the program the senior video will be shown and there will also be an ice cream social. A T T E N T I O N NORTHFIELD AP ENGLISH GRADUATES: If you graduated

in one of the following years and took AP English, I have your final essays if you would like to have them: 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Perhaps your class is having a reunion before long and would like to pass them out at the reunion. Or if individuals would like them, please contact me at 260-377-9475 or My husband and I are moving soon, so if you are interested, don’t wait to contact me. The papers were saved at the request of your AP teacher. The Northfield office recently cleaned out a space and gave the folders to me and I will discard them if I do not hear from you. WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS at Sharp Creek drawn on May 4 were Emma Shrock who was nominated by Mrs. Dale for doing a nice job cleaning the incubator for the chicks and Brandon McKillip who was nominated by Mrs. Saunders for working hard during writing class. SHARP CREEK UPCOMING DATES: May 21 – Kids Hope end of the year party will be at Metro North from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 22 – MacBook return day. May 22 – Sixth grade track meet at 8:30 a.m. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please remember the family and friends of Chad Dilling who died on May 4 and continue to remember Jan Weck,


LOOKING BACK: This is a picture I found going through Urbana history items. What caught my attention is that there was an embossed name on the picture saying it was taken by Lulu Rice, who took many pictures in and around Urbana. If anyone has any idea who the person is, please let me know.

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May 16, 2018

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Saturday, May 5, at the LaFontaine Community Building. Special recognition classes were 1938, 1948, and 1958. Bob Stewart welcomes everyone with the L.H.S. Cheerleaders leading the school song. Oren Guenin gave the invocation before everyone partaking of the buffet dinner by King Gyros Catering of Marion. Following the meal, Bob Stewart calls to order and with leading the Pledge to the Flag. Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were given. Oren Guenin did the memoriam for; Virginia Ranck Pressler class 1939, Ruby Frances Stair Lane class 1940, Roscoe Weaver class 1943, John Waggoner Class 1946, Ronnie Retherford class 1951, Peggy Dice Thomas Burke class 1957, Stephen F. Stephends class 1960, Robert Shaver class 1961, and Joe Cross class 1962. Bob Stewart did the roll call of the classes present. Special recognitions was given to classes of 1938, 1948, and 1958 and Oldest Alumnus Present, Alumnus Traveling the Greatest Distance. Then the Bob presented Outstanding LaFontaine High School Alumnus. This was presented to Hugh Cook, Don Jervis, and Regina Harper Brane-Hiple for all their work on Ashland, Old LaFontaine Cemetery. Hiple nominated the two for all their work and she was surprised that she also received the award. She had got it all

Hugh Cook (from left), Regina Harper Brane-Hiple and Don Jervis who were honor at the LaFontaine High School Alumni Banquet. Photo provided started, when she saw all the broken stones and knew something needed to be done. This cemetery is located just off of highway 15 on 1050 S LaFontaine. There are several veterans buried in these two cemeteries. Thank you was given by Bob to King Gyros Catering, Marilyn Speicher pianist for the evening. Alumni Officers for 2017-2018 are President Bob Stewart, Vice President-Oren Guenin, Treasurer-Robert Benbow, and SecretaryBelle Brosamer. Next Year’s Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 4 2019 at the LaFontaine Community Building. Officials of the Friends of the Old Lafontaine Cemetery would like to thank the LaFontaine Alumni Association for the recognition during the annual meeting. Jervis, Cook and Hiple are graduates of the former LaFontaine High School. Other members of the Old LaFontaine Cemetery that are graduates of LaFontaine or attended LaFontaine during most of their schooling are: Linda Jervis, John Sutton, Susie and Bob

Goodpasture, Roberta Ancil, Dennis & Connie McClurg, Janet Pattee, Jane Ridgeway, and Chuck Cable. Others from the community or have relations buried in the Cemetery are: Lori Brane, Patricia Walters, Sue Suever, Robin Daihl, Lisa Ellams, Karen Long and Karen Swanson. CONGRATULAIONS to our Southwood Elementary Knight Note winners for the week of April 30-May 4: Bella G. (1st.) grade, from Mrs. Smith, for using very good manners in the lunchroom, Audrey B. (5th), grade from Miss Strange, for offering to sort papers for the teacher. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Riley Baldwin May 10. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Rick and Amanda Eviston May 18, Chris and Penny Finch May 20, Rob and Kim Kumler May 22, Stan and Jennifer Cox May 24 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.

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May 16, 2018

Norse girls take second at conference track meet By Eric Christiansen

Anna Driscoll will continue her golf career at St. Xavier University. She is joined by (front row from left), mother Beth Driscoll, uncle Rick Treska, and (back row, from left) father Frank Driscoll and coach Eric Terrell. Photo by Josh Sigler

Driscoll to continue golfing at St. Xavier By Josh Sigler Northfield senior Anna Driscoll will continue her golf career after recently signing a letter of intent to play and continue her education at St. Xavier University “I picked St. Xavier because of the academic opportunities,” Driscoll said in a recent interview. “The coach (James Kerr), he’s super nice. (And I like) the team atmosphere.” Driscoll, who is undecided on a major at this time, served as Northfield’s team captain during the 2017 season. She shot her season-best nine-hole

score of 44 in the first meet of the season at Honeywell Golf Course. She helped the Lady Norse finish the regular season with a 13-0 dual meet record, and shot a 105 at the Three Rivers Conference meet to help Northfield take runner-up honors. Driscoll carded a 104 in the Huntington North Sectional, as Northfield narrowly missed an opportunity to qualify for the regional, finishing fourth. “I’ve known Anna for four years, and I’ve coached her for three of those years,” Northfield coach Eric Terrell said. “She was also a team manager for the boys. I’ve

watched her grow in golf with the help of her uncle (Rick Treska) and a little bit from me. She’s really grown a lot in golf and meant a lot to the team.” St. Xavier is an NAIA school on the southwest side of Chicago. The Cougars finished in seventh place out of 10 teams in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic C o n f e r e n c e Championships this past season. “It’s a great opportunity because it gives me more of a chance to grow, and also it’s a nice way to make friends,” Driscoll said of playing golf at the next level. “I look forward to getting better.”

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The Northfield girls track and field team finished runner-up and Manchester was fourth at Three Rivers Conference Championships Tuesday, May 8. Maconaquah won the team title with 142 points, followed by Northfield with 86.5, Rochester with 78, and Manchester with 62. Wabash was sixth with 50 points and Southwood was seventh with 40. In the 3200m relay, Northfield was third in 10:43.52, Manchester was fourth in 10:50.06, Wabash was seventh in 11:54.92 and Southwood was eighth in 12:03.91. In the 100m hurdles, Brittany Bussard (Northfield) was first in 17.15, Katie Barker (Manchester) was second in 17.16, Leigha Boggs (Wabash) was fifth in 17.78 and Maggie Ball (Southwood) was ninth in 18.95. In the 100m dash, Kyra Kennedy (Northfield) was second in 13.26, Kailea Kerr (Manchester) was sixth in 14.23, Madison Lutz (Wabash) was eighth in 14.58 and Whitney Working (Wabash) was ninth in 14.76. In the 1600m run, Morgan

Farr (Southwood) was third in 5:30.14, Jaelyn Webb (Manchester) in 5:45.37 and Kendra Kline (Manchester) was ninth in 6:09.55. In the 400m relay, Wabash was third in 55.55, Manchester was sixth in 56.09, Southwood was seventh in 56.53 and Northfield was ninth in 1:00.72. In the 400m dash, Kennedy (Northfield) was first in 1:01.40, Farr (Southwood) was second in 1:02.15, Kerr (Manchester) was third in 1:04.21, Kearston Stout (Northfield) was seventh in 1:06.17 and Working (Wabash) was eighth in 1:06.28. In the 300m hurdles, Bussard (Northfield) was first in 49.25, Alyssa McKillip (Northfield) was third in 51.94, Maggie Ball (Southwood) was fifth in 53.57, Barker (Manchester) was sixth in 54.50 and Boggs (Wabash) was seventh in 54.83. In the 800m run, Farr (Southwood) was fifth in 2:36.18 and Anna Markham (Manchester) was seventh (2:40.29). In the 200m dash, Kennedy (Northfield) was first in 27.60 and Jordan Stumbo (Wabash) was fifth in 28.94. In the 3200m run, Jaelyn Webb (Manchester) was fourth in 12:44.55, Maddy Evans

(Manchester) was seventh in 13:24.77 and Monica Hobson (Southwood) was eighth in 13:25.00. In the 1600m relay, Northfield was third in 4:27.31, Manchester was fourth in 4:33.78, Wabash was fifth in 4:37.03 and Southwood was ninth in 4:58.32. In the pole vault, Bussared (Northfield) was third at 8’ 0”, Attie Schuler (Northfield) was fourth at 8’ 0” and Boggs (Wabash) was fifth at 6’ 6”. In the shot put, Mariah Wyatt (Wabash) was first at 37’ 5”, Trinidy Wyatt (Wabash) was fourth at 33’ 10 3/4” and Mikayla Genovese was eighth at 31’ 4 1/2”. In the high jump, Eva Goff (Southwood) was second at 4’ 8”, Stumbo (Wabash) was third at 4’ 6”, Maddie Clark (Northfield) was fourth at 4’ 6”, and Maggie Ball (Southwood) was sixth at 4’ 6”. In the long jump, Farr (Southwood) was fifth at 14’ 5 3/4”, Stout (Northfield) was sixth at 14’ 5 1/2”, Gabbie Brewer (Manchester) was seventh at 14’ 1/4” and Viktoria Grzeszczuk (Wabash) was eight (13’ 10 1/4”. In the discus, Emily Mize (Manchester) was second at 94’ 9” and Sarah Pegg (Manchester) was fourth at 93’ 6”.

Apache boys take third at conference track meet By Eric Christiansen Wabash finished third and Manchester was right behind with a fourth place finish in the boys Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships Tuesday, May 8. Whitko and Maconaquah tied for first place with 101 points, while Wabash had 89 points and Manchester ended the meet with 70 points. Southwood finished in eighth place with 49 and Northfield was ninth with 28 points. In the 3200m relay, Wabash won with a time of 8:29.93, followed by Manchester in second place in 8:34.16 and Southwood in fourth place in 8:57.34. In the 110m hurdles, Jackson Simons (Southwood) was second in 16.54, followed by teammate Dawson Filip in fourth place in 17.89, Michael Cordes (Wabash) was fifth in 18.99, Trace Goodwin Wabash) was sixth in 19.00, and Montgomery Pattison (Manchester) was seventh in 19.10. In the 100m dash, Nick Wagner (Manchester) was fourth in 11.76 and teammate Trey Clark was sixth in 12:03. In the 1600m run, Zach Reed

(Wabash) was eighth in 4:36.74, Braden Sweet (Southwood) was third in 4:37.59, Dereck Vogel (Wabash) was fifth in 4:50.49 and Ethan Davis (Manchester) was eighth in 4:55.63. In the 400m relay, Manchester was fourth in 46.41, Wabash was sixth in 47.08, Southwood was seventh in 47.76 and Northfield was ninth in 54.73. In the 400m dash, Remington Trick (Manchester) was fourth in 53.38, Blakely Stevens (Wabash) was sixth in 53.89 and teammate Blake Wiser was seventh in 54.27. In the 300m hurdles, Charly Smith (Wabash) was third in 41.69, Filip (Southwood) was fourth in 44.61 and Goodwin (Wabash) was sixth in 45.90. In the 800m run, Zack Reed (Wabash) was first in 2:03.02, Sweet (Southwood) was second in 2:06.20, Jacob Bruss (Wabash) was seventh in 2:10.26 and Lance Bennett (Manchester) was eighth in 2:11.57. In the 200m dash, Kennedy (Northfield) was third in 23.93, Wiser (Wabash) was sixth in 24.74 and Clark (Manchester) was seventh (25.37). In the 3200m run, Vogel (Wabash) was second in

10:22.54, Prater (Wabash) was third in 10:30.27., Chase Guenin (Southwood) was fourth in 10:33.48, Wilson Nettleton (Manchester) was fifth in 10:40.29, Ethan Davis (Manchester) was sixth in 10:54.82 and Cayden Prickett (Southwood) was eighth in 11:01.70. In the 1600m relay, Manchester was second in 3:35.36, Wabash was third in 3:35.91 and Southwood was ninth in 3:57.25. In the high jump, Isaiah Davis (Manchester) was first at 6’ 0”, Kennedy (Northfield) was second at 5’ 10”, Benjamin Kissel (Northfield) was fifth at 5’ 6” and Parker Yard (Manchester) was seventh at 5’ 6”. In the discus, Austin Vinopal (Wabash) was third at 131’ 10”. In the long jump, Isaiah Davis (Manchester) was third at 19’ 5”, Trick (Manchester) was fourth at 18’ 11 3/4” and Elijah Sutton (Southwood) was seventh at 18’ 3 1/2”. In the pole vault, Kennedy (Northfield) was first at 12’ 6” and Smith (Wabash) was eighth at 9’ 0”. In the shot put, Vinopal (Wabash) was eighth at 41’ 5 3/4”.


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Local resident receives James Sims celebrates his 101st birthday top marketing award Recently during the 2018 PPAIExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada, Brett Wynn of OriginalPromotions.c om, Powered by HALO Branded Solutions, won a PPAI Gold Pyramid Award for Marketing. The Gold award is the highest level of award given by Promotional Products A s s o c i a t i o n International. His “Monkey Wrench” promotion received an outstand-

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Sims celebrates 101st: James L. Sims celebrated his 101st birthday on April 28 with his family. Among those at the celebrate was his son, Gene Sims (right), LaFontaine. James, of Middleton, Ohio, has two sons, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Photo provided

North Miami student honored: Abby Pfaffenbach of North Miami FFA was recently presented the school’s highest Agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. This award showcases the abilities of outstanding agriculture students and is presented annually to one FFA student per chapter. The recipient is someone in the chapter who exhibits scholarship, commitment, work ethic, and leadership. Photo provided

Students compete: Morgan Cox’s third grade class came in first place in the Wabash Valley Sumdog contest April 13-19. Sumdog is an online math competition where students work at their own level and pace to answer 1000 questions per weekly contest. More than 729 students entered the contest. Fourth grader Riley Collins (right photo) placed second in the contest and third grader Zion See placed seventh. Photo provided

Students honored: Warriors of the Week for the week of April 27 at North Miami Elementary School were Daphne Weaver, Isabella Curtis, Kinzie Storm, Meggan Starkey, Jordan Eaton, Gracyn Gidly and (not pictured) Olivia Marshall. Photo provided




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NMHS volunteers who earned their 100-hour T-shirts in past years were (front row, from left) Barb Amiss, Diane Eshelman, Paula Dee, Gladys Airgood, Mary Chrastil; Tom Brown (back row, from left), Bernie Ferringer, Kathy Prater, Joyce Joy, Kay Barnett, Jack Schuler, Nancy Schuler.

NM Historical Society honors volunteers By The Paper staff

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold VanLue Mr. & Mrs. Arnold V. VanLue, rural Roann, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on May 17. VanLue and the former Roma Bahney were married May 17, 1953, at the Emmanuel United Brethren church near Gilead. The couple has a son, Roland (Sara), Kokomo, and a daughter, Lila (Steve)

Hammer, North Manchester; two grandchildren, Jared (Kristy) VanLue, Las Vegas, Nev., and Amber (Eddie) VanLue Johnston, Bloomington; and, four step-grandchildren, Kelly (Dave) Keim, Berne, Brian (Krista) Lord, Franklin, Tennessee, Eddy Lord, H o l l y w o o d , California, and Frank Lord, Kokomo.

They also have five great-grandchildren and 10 step-greatgrandchildren. The VanLues were well known in the area through their 40year auction business – VanLue & Crew Auctioneers. They also raised, showed, and sold registered Suffolk sheep throughout Indiana, Wisconsin, and Georgia. VanLue also did

general construction work throughout the years, and Mrs. VanLue was “Mrs. Clean” and media assistant at North Miami Jr-Sr High School and an ad designer for the Rochester Shopping Guide. Well wishes can be sent to the VanLues at 5565 E 1330 N, Roann, IN 46974.

6 generations: A local family recently gathered for a photo to feature its six generations. In the front row, greatgreat-great grandmother Virginia Harrell holds greatgreat-great grandson Za’Den Pierce. The back row (from left) includes great-great g randmother Roberta Alexander, g re a t - g ra n d fa t h e r Jeff Capes, grandmother Kiri Ann Burks and mother Makila Pierce. Photo provided.

Farris’ photo places in Grant County show MUNCIE - Tom Farris, a Munciebased artist, photographer and sculptor with ties to Wabash, won first place in the P h o t o g r a p h y Category of the Grant County Art Association 2018 Spring Open Show with his photograph titled “Symphonic Light Study #3.” The blue ribbon and cash-award winning photograph was an image of the art light

installation at Sursa Hall at Ball State University – one of a series taken by Farris. The competition was open to entries from artists throughout Indiana. Farris is a Wabash High School and Ball State University graduate.


April is National Volunteer Month. On April 24, the North Manchester Historical Society honored 55 volunteers at a reception at the NM Center for History. The volunteers served as docents, researchers, exhibit planners, exhibit fabricators, artists, Thomas Marshall House docents, board members, program planners, school day volunteers, administrators, and in many other capacities. NMHS is a virtually all-volunteer run organization, so it is deeply grateful for volunteer support. A highlight of the evening was honoring volunteers who have accumulated 100 hours of service. These milestone volunteers received a polo shirt with the NM Center for History logo. Those reaching the 100 hour mark this year were Joyce Mills and Mary Ann Swihart. Volunteer of the Year awards were given to Joe Vogel and Joan Fahs. According to NMHS President Mary Chrastil, Vogelhas been on the board of trustees of the Center for History since the group started to discuss buying the former O p p e n h e i m Department Store in 2000. He’s currently on the Center’s accessions, planning and job search committees. Through the years he’s helped with construction, moving, building shelving and exhibits, maintaining artifacts, working in the archives and serving as a docent when school children visit. Fahs has been one of the Center’s most faithful volunteers, contributing almost 600 hours despite having been out of town for long periods each winter for several years. Besides being a docent, she maintains NMHS’

North Manchester Historical Society volunteers honored for 100 hours of service were Joyce Mills, NMHS President Mary Chrastil, Mary Ann Swihart. Photos provided

2017 North Manchester Historical Society volunteers of the Year Joan Fahs (top photo) and Joe Vogel with NM Historical Society President Mary Chrastil. file on obituaries, a fre- Society volunteers quent request from have donated $1.86 milresearchers. lion of service since “If we need a volun- the Society began keepteer during school vis- ing records in 2000. its or FunFest, Joan The North says yes.,” Chrastil Manchester Historical said. “She always says Society operates the yes.” North Manchester This year, volunteers Center for History and recorded 7,090 hours of the Thomas Marshall service from April 31, House Museum and 2017, through March sponsors monthly pub31, 2018, the equivalent lic programs on histoof 3.4 full time employ- ry-related topics. ees. Total volunteer NMHS also provides hours since the Center educational programs opened are 78,833. for second and third Using the guidelines grade students and hisprovided by The tory-themed excurIndependent Sector sions in partnership volunteer website, the with Shepherd’s 78,833 hours translate Center. The NMHS colinto volunteer services lection of artifacts valued at $1,857,305. In includes over 29,000 other words, Historical items.

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time. Thursday’s Child is a service of the Fellowship of Churches. 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 sen-

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16 COMMUNITY NEWS THE PAPER Roann library hours change The Roann Public Library hours have changed due to changes in regulations from the Indiana State Library. Hours of operation are now: Monday – Wednesday 1-6 P.M., Thursday 9-noon, and 16 P.M., Friday 9-noon, 1-5 P.M. and Saturday 8noon. The Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock, will begin on June 4 and continue through July 27. This program is open to all ages from birth to 100. 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 library has seeds available for herbs, vegetables, flowers, and other ornamentals. The new seed library, called Grow Roann, is open to local residents during this planting season. Residents are encouraged to check out five packets of seeds per household, with the understanding that they will allow at least one plant of each variety to


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go to seed, then they will harvest those seeds, dry them, keep some for themselves and give some back to the library for next year. For more information, call the library at 765-833-5231. 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. Peggy Morris is working with the schedule of hosts for the visitor’s center and guides for the mill tours. She welcomes those interested in getting involved to

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County capital development fund rate increase delayed Due to a clerical error, Wabash County’s cumulative capital development fund will not be reestablished until next year. County Auditor Marcie Shepherd informed the commissioners of the delay at their May 14 meeting. “I wanted to inform you that the CCD fund, the cumulative capital development fund, that you were trying to reestablish has been denied by the DLGF – the Department of Local Government Finance – due to the Wabash Plain Dealer not properly advertising it as requested,� she said. Shepherd said that a Plain Dealer representative told her that the company is shorthanded, and that she was not informed of the issue until the day after the advertisement was supposed to run. “[That delay] didn’t

put us within our timeframe of one week apart,� she said, “so, we were denied because of that. “[The] timeframe is over for that, so we will have to try again first thing at the beginning of the year if you so desire to re-establish it.� The commissioners approved an ordinance re-establishing the cumulative capital development fund, which is used for building repairs and replacements, at their March 12 meeting. “This is restoration of the tax rate that was established on June 17, 2002, and the cumulative capital development fund is the fund we use for planned building repairs and replacement,� commissioner Barry Epply said at that meeting. By design, the tax rate for that fund decays over time. The March 12 ordinance brought the rate up to .0333 on each $100 of assessed valuation. “It drops each year,�

Shepherd said, “so ... the state is kind of recommending everybody re-establish them to bring it up to where it needs to be. “You have to reestablish it either every year or, they recommend every three years, you re-establish it.� She added, “We’re at the bare minimum, can’t go any further.� Shepherd noted that the information is due to DLGF by April 30, so the county will have to start over at the beginning of 2019 to try again next year. Additional news from the meeting included the weekly jail report from Sheriff Bob Land and other jail updates. Land reported that Wabash County Jail staffed booked inmate number 106 for the week as he left for the commissioners meeting, and that the county had an additional 36 inmates in Miami County, three in Blackford County, 10 in Elkhart County and

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Wabash students get lesson in safe choices By Joseph Slacian jslacian@thepaper-

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Elizabeth Anguilm School: Manchester2017 Parents: Ryan & Sarah Anguilm Future Plans: Majoring in Political Science & Anthropology at Purdue University 4-H Club: Chester Champs 4-H Projects: Dairy Cattle, Make with a Mix 4-H Grows Organization: As part of 4-H, Elizabeth’s family has several boxes of show supplies that contain halters, lead ropes, brushes, soaps, etc. As the oldest of four, planning and organizing the show box, keeping track of inventory, and knowing when to replenish supplies has been Elizabeth’s responsibility. Through her 4H experience, Elizabeth has learned, “Organization and planning ahead of time makes fair week go more smoothly. Having the boxes organized makes using them more effective and taking inventory allows my family to get the items we need without going to use the item and realizing we don’t have enough or are out.” Elizabeth believes, “being organized and having good organization skill are good skills for daily life, college, and in a job. Organization has been very helpful while I have been at Purdue in making sure I complete all my assignments on time and in keeping to my schedule.”

Travis Corn School: Northfield Parents: Amanda Schuler & Ty Corn Future Plans: Attend Huntington University to study Agribusiness 4-H Club: Electric Club 4-H Projects: Electric, Sheep, Jr. Leaders 4-H Grows Respect: Through the 4-H program, Travis has grown the life skill of respect. According to Travis, he learned respect, through hard work and dedication, and showing kindness, even when he didn’t always want to or feel like it. Travis believes that when you exhibit respect, the best results will come through. Another way that 4-H has helped Travis “grow” the life skill of respect is by learning to ask others for help. Working with animal projects and learning to care for them has also taught Travis lessons in respect that carried over to relationships with people. “I learned how to treat others the way they needed to be treated by spending countless hours with my animals and learning the proper way to care for them. I think it’s important for other youth to learn to be respectful because you won’t get very far in life by being rude.” In the future, the life skill of respect will help Travis to be a better adult, who works hard to give and get respect from others.

John Schuler School: Northfield Parents: Mike & Andrea Schuler Future Plans: Study engineering at Purdue University 4-H Club: Tractor Maintenance 4-H Projects: Swine, Tractor Maintenance 4-H Grows Mentoring: In 4-H, John has grown skills to positively mentor and lead others. “I remember being a 3rd grader in Tractor Maintenance Club with really no knowledge of repairing equipment or manipulating a tractor and a trailer through an obstacle course. I looked up to highschoolers who seemed to know just about everything you could know.” Now, as a senior in highschool, John is still in Tractor Maintenance Club with numerous elementary students. John has had the responsibility and opportunity to be a positive role model in their lives. “I believe that by being a good mentor to younger 4H’ers that the importance of mentorship will stick with them until they have the same opportunity to be the role model the kids in the next generation look up to.” John believes becoming a good leader is an invaluable life skill that is an asset in any aspect of a person’s life, whether it be in their career, their hobbies, or in the home.

Mariah “Emmy” Titus School: Southwood Parents: Tishia & Andrew Prickett Future Plans: Major in Medical Administration at University of Northwestern Ohio 4-H Club: Poultry 4-H Projects: Goats, Child Development, Poultry, Rabbits 4-H Grows Leadership: Emmy believes 4-H has helped grow and develop many life skills but that her leadership abilities have developed the most. As she recalled her early years in 4-H, she remembered, always doing what others told her to do and never voicing her opinion. As her 4-H career progressed, she finds herself not only voicing her opinion but also being a dedicated leader. “Being a 4-H Camp Counselor had the biggest impact on my leadership skills. The kids at camp looked to me to show them what 4-H was about and how to learn while having fun. I’ve lead camp activities like songs, games, and classes.” Emmy is currently serving on the Wabash County Poultry Committee and is on the State Jr. Leader Council. She uses leadership skills learned in 4-H at work when solving problems and in working with coworkers. “4-H has definitely taught me leadership skills, I never would have learned.”

son of how making bad choices can have deadly consequences. Thanks to the efforts of a number of local agencies and businesses, the students viewed an Operation Safe Prom program on Thursday, May 10. A mock crash between two vehicles was staged in the parking lot of the Honeywell Pool. Prior to the performance, WHS Principal Kyle Wieland and Wabash County Coroner Suzie Lewis spoke to the students. “We have some really excited events coming up,” Wieland said. “We have prom, followed by graduation. It’s a great time to celebrate, but it also provides itself with some really tough decisions from time to time.

“One of the things as a school, we want to make sure you’re thinking about, ‘What is that safe choice for me?’ and also, ‘What is that safe choice for my friends and family?’ Sometimes, if you really are a true friend, you have to have those conversations if your friend is making a choice that is harmful to yourself or others.” He said the program isn’t just about graduation, but rather about everyday choices that could lead to some very tragic events. “We want to help steer away from those,” Wieland said. Lewis reminded students that the No.1 cause of death among teenagers is alcoholrelated accidents. “A teenager dies

every 22 seconds in the United States due to car accidents,” she said, citing 2013 statistics. “Drunk driving accidents are the number one killer of adolescents.” Every accident caused by drinking and driving could be prevented, she stressed. “It’s safe choices,” she said. “Every year about 22,000 teenagers are killed due to a motor vehicle accident, and another 4,000 others are injured.” But, she reminded the students, alcohol is not the only thing that can cause vehicular accidents among teens. Other factors, she noted, are interacting with other people, using a cell phone, (continued on page 24)

Wabash High School student Gage Ballard gets out of the car to check out the damage following the “accident.” Photos by Joseph Slacian

Isabel Hughes is “led away” from the accident scene by local police officers.

Rescue crews remove the body from atop the vehicle.

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Andy Williams tribute coming to Honeywell By Joseph Slacian There’s no denying, Andy Williams had a major factor in the success the Osmond family has had in show business. “He was my mentor, my friend,” Jimmy Osmond, the youngest of the Osmond siblings, told The Paper of Wabash County in a recent telephone interview. “I started performing over 50 years ago, when I was 3, on his show. My brothers were already going.” Jimmy will bring the program, “Andy Williams: Moon River” to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Saturday, May 19. The Osmond Brothers were originally discovered by Walt Disney. That is where Andy Williams’ father saw them perform, and convinced his son to give them a shot.

“Being on Andy’s show for that many years was just like being on ‘America’s Got Talent’ every week for 10 or 12 years,” Jimmy joked. “It gave us such a launching pad. As a kid, I joined the group. I thought every kid did what I did because I was so young. “Now I look back and look at the people and the memories and the friends we had because we were introduced by Andy because they were his friends. It ended up giving us, really, a long career. So he continually blesses my life.” The show, developed by Jimmy, is the only show authorized by the Andy Williams estate to pay tribute to the award-winning music and life of Andy Williams. When Andy Williams passed in 2012, Jimmy took over Williams’ Branson

theatre as a promise to his friend and mentor to keep the legacy alive. Now known as The Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre, a wide array of entertainers are booked throughout each year, giving Andy’s vision of entertainment variety shows a place to call home – including the newest addition, “Andy Williams Moon River and Me”, which has expanded and is now touring the world. “I built my theater next to Andy’s, or just down the street,” Jimmy said, explaining the genesis of the show. “I ended up being his neighbor, which was really kind of a surreal thing because he was always ‘The Boss.’ Before he passed away, he asked me if I would keep it going and buy his theater. I did about five years ago. “I produced this

show because it was really a pet project of his. Basically it encompasses his favorite music to sing, and his favorite moments from his TV shows. “So I produced this show just for the theater, and when producers started hearing about it, we’ve done over 100 shows all over the world.” The tour has gone to Las Vegas, the United Kingdom, Japan, and is soon to be touring Ireland. “It’s just been so cool to see people fall in love with this music,” he said. “It’s been the music of so many people’s lives. “It’s just basically a 50-year look back at this great guy who opened the world to us.” One of the highlights of the show is a duet between Jimmy and Williams. “It’s sort of like Natalie Cole did with her dad with

Lineup set for 2018 Plaza Music Series By The Paper staff The lineup has been set for the 2018 Plaza Music Series at the Honeywell Center. Free concerts will be presented from 5-7 p.m. each Thursday in June beginning June 7. The lineup includes: June 7 – Tuxedo Junction June 14 – The Time Travelers June 21 – Three to One June 28 – Mississinewa Valley Band (Ford Theater at 7:30 p.m.) All concerts will be held outdoors on the Honeywell Center plaza with the exception of the final concert on June 28, which is scheduled to be held indoors in the Honeywell Center Ford Theater at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the concerts, the Plaza Grille will be on hand during all performances providing grilled food, beverages, and desserts. In case of inclement weather, performances will be canceled.

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Dec. 30, 1941 – May 4, 2018 Chad Hugh Dilling, 76, of rural North Manchester, died at 6:26 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 30, 1941, in Wabash, to David M. and Gladys M. (Alger) Dilling. Chad was a 1959 graduate of Urbana High School, attended the Purdue University Short Course, received his Realtor’s license, and was a member of the Ijamsville-Laketon Cemetery

Board. He married Peggy Sue Eads at the Ijamsville United Methodist Church on Jan. 2, 1960. He was a retired farmer, operated Gamma Chicken House, made feed for Strauss Feed Mill, and in 2005 he retired as the Wabash Planning Commission Director, after 19 1/2 years. Chad was instrumental in the making of the Wabash County 911 system. He was definitely an “International” man, his 1955 Farmall 300 brought great pleasure to him along with his farm toys, he loved to tell jokes and stories, enjoyed feeding licorice to Hot Shot, meeting the Breakfast Bunch on Wednesday mornings, and in earlier years, you would see him and Peg dancing to Spike and the Bulldogs. But most of all, he loved his family and sitting at home, in the garage “His Church,” looking out over God’s world. Chad is survived by wife, Peggy Sue Dilling of North Manchester; three children, Chad Kent (Natalie) Dilling of Kendallville, Katrina (Tim) Shoemaker and Pam (Chris) Hann; and his mother Gladys M. Dilling, all of North Manchester; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Erica (Kurt) Snyder of Roann, Katie Dilling of Fort Wayne, Travis (Mandi) Dilling of Chicago, Sarah (Austin) Carrothers of North Wilkesboro, N.C. Marx (Christina Baucco) Shoemaker of Indianapolis, Tye (Tyler) Borsa of Fort Wayne, Sam (Amanda) Hann of Wabash, Kody Shoemaker of Huntington, and Baylee Shoemaker of North Manchester; and nine great-grandchildren, Nick, Avery, Asia, Jayden, Allis, Wyatt, Arthur, Easton, and Simeon. He was preceded in death by his father, David M. Dilling, and great-grandson Micah James Carrothers. There will be no services. There will be a celebration of Chad’s life at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester. Preferred memorials are the Wabash County Cancer Society, Laketon Cemetery Association, or the Family of Chad Dilling. The memorial guest book for Chad may be signed at

Olive Snyder Retired farmer July 7, 1928 – May 12, 2018

Olive Virginia Snyder, 89, of LaFontaine, formerly of rural Roann, died at 1 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. She was born July 7, 1928, in Cass County, to Fenton and Gertrude (Bunnel) Culp. She first married Charles Cole; he preceded her in death. She then married Paul Swihart in Plymouth, on Nov. 22, 1965; he died December 31, 1985. She then married Charles Snyder and he also preceded her in death. She was a retired farmer. She enjoyed custom butchering chickens, fishing, and working on the farm. She is survived by four children, Roger (Lydia) Cole of Munster, Keith (Connie) Cole of North Manchester, Deborah (Steve) Day of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Chris Cole of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Jane Cole of Wabash. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two children, Michael Cole and Paula Brocious, and her grandson, Jeremy Cole. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Olive may be signed at

James Wiles, 77 U.S. Army veteran

Dec. 28, 1940 – May 13, 2018 James S. Wiles, 77, Wabash, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. He was born Dec. 28, 1940. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash. Visitation two hours before service.

Lois Carr, 92 Lived in Florida Oct. 8, 1925 – May 4, 2018 Lois Colleen Carr, 92, Maxville, Fla., passed away May 4, 2018. She was born Oct. 8, 1925. Visitation and services were Saturday, May 12, at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.



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Martha C. Dillingham, 78, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 2:25 pm, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born June 12, 1939, in Van Lear, Ky., to William Edmond and Goldie (Butcher) King. Martha attended Noble High School in Wabash. She married Valon Dillingham in Wabash on April 20, 1957. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Assembly of God in Wabash. Martha enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, camping, and the Indianapolis Colts. She is survived by her husband, Valon Dillingham of Wabash; five children, Marcy (Roger) Cooksey, Connie Dillingham, Teresa (Nick) Westendorf, and Tonyia Dillingham, all of Wabash, and Rob Dillingham of Loveland, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Goldie (Paul) Reynolds and Kristi Ferguson, both of Wabash, Scott (Tiffany) Cooksey and Kevin (Carrie) Cooksey, both of Akron, Jason Bowman and April (Josh) Smith, both of Wabash, Nick (Amanda) Westendorf of Portland, Ore., Jeremy Westendorf and Terry (Jennifer) Dillingham, both of Wabash, and Felicia Freeman of Plymouth; 13 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Mazie Jamerson of LaCanto, Fla., Pat (Dennis) Shoemaker, Laura Brown, and Chester (Clara) King, all of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 5 brothers. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 8, 2018 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Tristan Heyde officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation ws Tuesday, at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Martha may be signed at

Donald Shafer, 80 Retired from Ford Meter Box July 18, 1937 – May 5, 2018

Donald L. Shafer, 80, of rural Wabash, died at 3:55 am, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He was born July 18, 1937, in Richland Twp., Miami County to Floyd and Mable (Morton) Shafer. Don attended Chili High School. He married Sarah Walker in Peru, on June 26, 1955; she died Aug. 21, 2015. He was a supervisor at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, retiring after 40 years. Don spent his winter months the past 2 years in

Cropwell, Ala. He is survived by five children, Kathy Meints of Wabash, Kris (John) Stebbins of Carmel, Randy (Laurie) Shafer of Wabash, Steve (Donna) Shafer of Cropwell, Ala., and Tim (Tammy) Shafer of Wabash; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and his brother, Lorn (Perlein) Shafer of Amboy. He was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Donald Shafer Jr., brother, Raymond Shafer, and his sister, Phyllis Lund. Visitation was Monday, May 14, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be no service. Preferred memorial is Senior Center of Wabash County. The memorial guest book for Don may be signed at

Walter E. Lengel Sr., 95 World War II veteran April 28, 1923 – May 13, 2018 Walter E. Lengel, Sr. 95, of Denver, died at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home. He was born April 28, 1923, in Huntington, to Leon E. and Catherine C. (Smith) Lengel. Walter was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He married Mary J. Legg in Huntington on April 1, 1969. He worked 14 years at Diehl Machines in Wabash, in salvage yards for 20 years, owned a taxi service 3 years, and was a self employed auto body man several years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Lengel of Denver; four children Pamela Lengel of Indianapolis, Kathy Lengel of Denver, Walter E. Lengel Jr, of Kernersville, N.C., and Michael Lengel of Denver; eight grandchildren, Travis (Vicki) Lengel of Logansport, Taz Lengel of Peru, Starr Lengel of Denver, Michael Lengel and Ashley Lengel, both of Wabash, David Trisler, Jr. of Logansport, James (Jodi) Trisler of LaFontaine, Indiana, and Diana (Jeremy) Tucker of Wabash, eight great-grandchildren, and his brother, Leon E. (Betty) Lengel Jr. of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Brenda Trisler, sister, Jeanette Greer, and two brothers, Donald and Richard Lengel. There will be no services. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash is in charge of arrangements. The memorial guest book for Walter may be signed at

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Jean Ann Grogg, 91

Randy Raver, 62

Former church organist

Retired from Alloys

Aug. 7, 1926 – May 12, 2018

July 25, 1955 – May 2, 2018

Jean Ann Grogg, 91, of North Manchester and formerly of Beaver Dam Lake passed at 1:25 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. She was born on Aug. 7, 1926, in Wabash, to James and Margaret (Sanders) Stefanatos. She married on Sept. 24, 1944, in South Bend, to Robert V. Grogg, he survives. She had been a bookkeeper for Resneck’s Dress Store of Wabash, Ind. She was a graduate of Wabash High School. She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church where she had been the organist. She played the organ for many wedding. She was a member of the Wabash Order of the Eastern Star and Busy Bees Club. Survivors include he husband Robert Grogg, North Manchester; daughters Diane and husband James Dials, Wabash, Patricia and husband Randy Straka, North Manchester, and Laurie and husband Steven Hueston Seymour, Tenn.; grandchildren Jerilyn Ammons, Robby Dials, Jamie Dials, Mike Barker, Steve Barker, Eric Finnegan, and Cari Finnegan; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents and brothers James and George. A memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 19, 2018 at Peabody Memorial Chapel at Peabody Retirement Community 400 West Seventh Street North Manchester, Indiana with Pastor Butch Troke officiating. There will be memorial visitation following the service. Private burial will take place at the Roann Community Cemetery, Roann, Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Peabody Retirement Community. Share a Memory or send an Online Condolence at:

Raymond Singleton, 89 Longtime softball player Jan. 6, 1929 – May 8, 2018 Raymond M. Singleton, 89, of rural Wabash, died at 10:35 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash. He was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Hamilton County, to William F. and Blanche (Kingsolver) Singleton. Raymond married Maxine Tyner in North Manchester, on Sept. 1, 2000. He was a member of the Wabash Church of the Brethren. He was a farmer for more than 50 years and also did carpentry work for 40 years. He enjoyed cutting wood, and old 2-cylinder John Deere tractors. He played softball until he was 55 years old, pitching 33 years. Raymond also played independent basketball. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Singleton of Wabash, four children; Phyllis Singleton, Mary Jane (Andy) Tyler, Jamie (Theresa) Singleton, and Jerry (Nancy) Singleton, all of Wabash; daughter-in-law, Sandy Singleton of North Manchester, six grandchildren; Shaun Singleton of North Manchester, Katie Singleton, Ashley Tyler, Eric Lynch, and Andy Lynch, all of Wabash, and Lori Lynch of Noblesville, several great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Sharon Singleton, of North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Beulah Singleton, son, Steve Singleton, and 13 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Wabash Church of the Brethren, 645 Bond St., Wabash, with Pastor Kay Gaier officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation was Friday, May 11, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Preferred memorial is Wabash Church of the Brethren. The memorial guest book for Raymond may be signed at

Barbara ‘Barb’ Strasemeier, 76 Retired teacher April 15, 1942 – May 8, 2018

Barbara “Barb” Jean Strasemeier, 76, of Dixon, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Ill. She was a teacher at Madison-Grant Jr. High in Fairmount, for 42 years, prior to her retirement. Barbara was born April 15, 1942, in Wabash, the daughter of Kenneth and Helen (Kline) Watson. She married David “Dave” Ernest Strasemeier on June 5, 1965. Barbara earned her master’s degree in education. She was a member of Lighthouse Methodist Church in Oregon and was a member and past secretary of the Dixon Women’s Garden Club. Barbara is survived by her husband, David “Dave” Strasemeier of Dixon; a son, Scott (Kristen) Strasemeier of Annapolis, Md.; a daughter, Michelle (Giao) Nguyen of Pingree Grove; a brother, William (Lynn) Watson of Wabash; and three grandchildren, Alexis, Kai, and Alana Nguyen. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Carol Closser. Visitation was Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Lighthouse Methodist Church in Oregon, followed by a funeral service, at the church with the Rev. Choi Chan, pastor, officiating. To honor Barb please wear Navy apparel, blue and gold, to her services. Burial was Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Roann Community Cemetery in Roann. In lieu of flowers, checks may be made to the ALS Association of Greater Chicago, 20 W. Huron St. No. 4003, Chicago, IL 60654 and write Barb’s Brigade in the memo line. Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Condolences may be sent to


Randy Jay Raver, 62, of Somerset, formerly of rural Urbana, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was born July 25, 1955 in Wabash, to Don and Leatice “Lea” (Fike) Raver. Randy was a 1973 graduate of Northfield High School. He married Sharon Johnson in Carrollton, Kentucky in March of 1989. He retired from Wabash Alloys after 15 years. Randy also worked at General Tire in Wabash, and owned and operated the Wabash Radiator Shop several years. He was a member of AARP and the Boilermakers Local 626 Union. He enjoyed yard work, gardening, playing baseball, carpentry work, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Raver of Somerset; four daughters, Kendra (Shane) Walls of Indianapolis, Kim (Bobby) Pollard of Silver Lake, Kelli (Pat) Hall of Peru, and Paula (Kyle) Bullick of Marion; seven grandchildren, Paul (Lynzy) Finnegan of Bloomington, Travis (Alexis) Pollard of Silver Lake, Jacob (Kendall) Pollard of Warsaw, Brittani (Chuck) Hall of Fort Wayne, Laci Bullick and Konner Bullick, both of Marion, and Cole Walls of Indianapolis; and two great-grandchildren, Grayla Finnegan of Bloomington, and Harper Pollard of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Rocky Lee Raver. There will be no services. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Preferred memorials are American Diabetes Association or Wabash County Cancer Society. The memorial guest book for Randy may be signed at

Lonnie Bishop Purple Heart recipient Feb. 19, 1941 – April 24, 2018

Lonnie Bishop, born on Feb. 19, 1941, passed away on April 24, 2018, at the age of 77. He was a resident of North Manchester at the time of his passing. Lonnie served his country honorably by serving as an infantryman in the United States Army. His bravery during the Vietnam War earned him multiple Purple Hearts, Bronze Star Medals and a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Upon retiring from the United States Army as a senior non-commissioned officer, Lonnie resided in Lombard and Villa Park, Ill., for more than 20 years as a U.S Postal Mail Carrier. He was an avid sports fanatic. Lonnie loved his Chicago Cubs, March Madness, bowling, horse racing, and golf. Lonnie was on several bowling leagues throughout his long life in addition to always being on the golf course if weather permitted. Lonnie is survived by his children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends. A memorial service will be held on June 1, 2018, at noon at the chapel at Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th St, Marion, IN 46952. Military honors will immediately follow at the committal shelter at 1 p.m. at Marion National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to either your local VFW or American Legion be made in honor of Lonnie Bishop. Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne.

Pauline Miller, 92 Enjoyed hunting mushrooms March 17, 1926 – May 13, 2018

Pauline E. (Kennedy) Miller, 92, of North Manchester, died at 1:40 a.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born March 17, 1926, in Whitley County, to Silas and Edith (Lehmer) Kennedy. Pauline was a 1944 graduate of South Whitley High School. She married Carl “Pete” Miller on Jan. 27, 1945, in North Manchester; he died April 6, 1985. She was a homemaker, farmer’s wife, and also was an Avon representative for several years. Pauline was a member of the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed playing softball, mushroom hunting, and especially enjoyed her family. She is survived by her son, Larry J. (Diane) Miller of North Manchester; three grandsons, Heath (Jennifer) Miller of Silver Lake, Indiana, Blake (Kim) Miller of Akron, Indiana, and Derek (Lindsey) Miller of Silver Lake; eight great-grandchildren, Hunter and Alayna Miller of Silver Lake, Chase, Chesnee, and Chaney Miller of Akron, and Lilly, Layla, and Layne Miller of Silver Lake. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Joe, Harold, Robert, and Silas Junior Kennedy, and three sisters, Mildred Atwell, Dorothy Gregory, and Thelma Upham. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Pastor Erin Huiras officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 48 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home, and 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday. Preferred memorial is Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. The memorial guest book for Pauline may be signed at



Beverly (Cleaveland) Kilander, 67

1968 Northfield High School graduate June 24, 1950 – May 12, 2018

Beverly Josephine, Kilander, 67, of Fort Wayne, died May 12, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne. She was born June 24, 1950, in Wabash, to Daren and Pauline Cleaveland, both deceased, along with two brothers, Gary and Hugh. She worked at Wabash Kroger for over 20 years, and then worked for the Transportation Security Administration until she retired. She enjoyed family gatherings, traveling for work, family pets, softball and helping others. She is survived by her daughter Carina, Warsaw; and son Scott, Columbia City; two sisters, Suzanne Tyler of Speicherville; and Cynthia (Darrell) Lambert of Bluffton; two grandsons, Jonathon Saunders and Brian Saunders, both of Warsaw; two great-grandsons, eight nephews and two nieces. No services are planned. In memory of Beverly, the family requests support and contributions to Vietnam Veterans via: HCVVO, 8313 East County Road 400 South, Greentown, Ind. 46935.

Peggy Metzger, 54

Jack Sellers, 83

Worked at Dexter Axle

IU basketball fan

May 13, 1963 – May 11, 2018

June 11, 1934 – May 7, 2018

Peggy J. Metzger, 54, North Manchester, passed away May 11, 2018. She was born May 13, 1963. Visitation was Monday, May 14, at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Jack Edwin Sellers, 83, of Urbana, died at 4:46 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018. He was born June 11, 1934. Visitation was Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. There were no services.

National Police Week May 13-19 National Police Week began, Sunday, May 13, and runs through Saturday, May 19, Wabash City Police announced recently. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. According to recent statistics, in the United States there were 128 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2017. Statistics also show

that already in 2018, there have been 53 police officers killed in the line of duty. National Police Week is a way to honor the fallen and remember them. Throughout the week, it is encouraged for citizens to show support for the law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily to protect the citizens they serve. Support can come in a variety of ways, such as illuminating

your porch with a blue light, or tying a blue ribbon to your car. “The Wabash City Police (Department) is very proud to serve the citizens of Wabash and will strive to do our best,” the department said in a press release. “The Wabash City Police thank the citizens of Wabash for the ongoing support they provide to local law enforcement.”

Crash sends 3 to hospital An automobile accident Saturday, May 5, on U.S. 24 West in Wabash sent three to the hospital with serious injuries. According to the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department, at about 12:02 p.m. Saturday, Elizabeth P. Estep, 82, North Manchester, was traveling on U.S. 24 West and attempted to turn onto County Road 200 West. A passenger in the vehicle, Ty A. Estep, 53, North Manchester, said she told her not to turn because

another vehicle was traveling the opposite direction on U.S. 24. He said she did not hear her and turned. Amanda L. Bull, 28, Union City, Mich., was traveling westbound on U.S. 24 when Elizabeth Estep traveled northbound across the westbound lane of U.S. 24, failing to yield, driving directly in front of Bull. Bull attempted to slow down, but was unable to avoid a collision with Elizabeth Estep. According to the accident report: Elizabeth Estep was

transported via helicopter to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, suffering a brain bleed, right rib fractures, abdominal bleeding, a cut on the left arm, and had a complaint of pain in the left leg. Ty Estep was transported via ambulance to Wabash Parkview Hospital and sustained a fractured neck. Bull was transported via helicopter to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, suffering a dislocated right ankle, torn ligaments, and a dislocated left hip.

Wabash Police Citations May 1 Johnathan L. Shaw, 21, Wabash, cited for failure to register vehi-

cle and no financial responsibility. May 2 Stoney A. Hobson, 53, Wabash, cited for disregarding an auto-

matic signal. May 3 Jacob D. Passwater, 27, Wabash, cited for no financial responsibility,

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May 5 A 13-year-old juvenile cited for seatbelt violation. A 14-year-old juvenile cited for seatbelt violation. A 16-year-old juvenile cited for seatbelt violation. Danielle F. DeGunya, 19, Wabash, cited for false and fictitious registration. Tabetha Tyler, 28, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction. Mickel D. Lemaster, 52, Wabash, cited for no motorcycle endorsement. May 6 Mandy D. Fouts, 31, Peru, cited for driving while suspended prior. Haley D. Parrett, 24, Wabash, cited for dog at large. May 7 A 15-year-old juvenile, cited for disobedience. Ean T. RoseWortinger, 19, Liberty Mills, cited for driving wrong way one way May 8 Ean T. RoseWortinger, 19, Liberty Mills, cited for speed. May 9 Aaron M. Bishop, 29, Wabash, cited for no operator’s license when required. Arrests May 1 Logan W. Robinson, 24, Wabash, arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine, also cited for failure to signal lane change, speeding, and failure to carry registration. May 2 April D. Greene, 34, Liberty Mills, arrested for burglary, theft, and possession of marijuana. Stoney A. Hobson, 53, Wabash, arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. May 3 Jaden J. Beamer, 19, Wabash, arrested for theft and minor possession of alcohol. Brandi D. Seeley, 36, North Manchester, arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and theft. Sean E. Garrett, 35, Wabash, petition to revoke probation for possession of a narcotic drug. Nickolas D. Boyd, 30, Mentone, arrested for identity deception. May 4 Merissa A. Gamble, 31, Peru, arrested for failure to appear for operating while intoxicated. Randy A. Bartels, 51, North Webster, arrested for driving while suspended prior, oper-

ating while intoxicated with a BAC of .15 or higher, and open container. May 5 Cami M. Floyd, 31, Wabash, arrested for failure to appear for conversion. May 6 Joshua A. Dillon, 28, Wabash, arrested for operating while intoxicated, also cited for speeding and driving with an expired license plate. Tyler L. Cole, 19, Wabash, arrested for possession of paraphernalia and theft. Bradley L. Creasey, 42, Wabash, petition to revoke probation for theft. Accidents May 1 At 9:34 a.m., a vehicle driven by Johnathan L. Shaw, 21, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Dennis D. Frank, 65, Wabash, at 641 S. Miami St. At 2:38 p.m., a vehicle driven by Cindy L. Glover, 58, LaFontaine, collided with a vehicle driven by Robin A. Stout, 48, Wabash, at 1943 Vernon St. At 3:27 p.m., a vehicle driven by Stephanie A. Smith, 27, Andrews, collided with a vehicle driven by April J. Martin, 50, Wabash, near the intersection of Cass Street and Harrison Street. May 3 At 7:22 a.m., A vehicle driven by Jacob D. Passwater, 27, Wabash, collided with vehicles owned by Wendy L. Kelly, Silver Lake, and William J. Payne, Gary, near the intersection of West Maple Street and Carroll Street. May 4 At 1:10 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jan L. Roland, 66, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Delilah R. Watson, 33, Wabash, at the intersection of Cass Street and Stitt Street. At 9:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by Nancy A. Ross collided with a vehicle owned by the Wabash City Police Department at 275 W. Market St. May 7 At 4:47 p.m., a vehicle driven by Sammie L. Carter, 42, Oxford, Ohio, collided with a vehicle driven by Donna L. Millspaugh, 63, Wabash, near the intersection of Canal Street and Cass Street. At 6:16 p.m., a vehicle driven by Aleesha J. Phillips, 21, LaFontaine, collided with a vehicle driven by Robert P. Kisner, 63, Wabash, near the intersection of LaFontaine


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Avenue and Wabash Street. May 8 At 11:09 a.m., a vehicle driven by Charlene Niccum, 85, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Babara S. Branham, 63, Lagro, at 793 S. Wabash St. Wabash Sheriff ’s Department Citations April 20 Sean Garett, 35, Wabash, cited for no valid operator’s license. May 1 Robin D. Daniels, 44, Wabash, cited for expired plates. May 3 Jared D. Gable, 20, North Manchester, cited for speeding. May 4 Matthew S. Philabaum, 46, North Manchester, cited for disregarding a stop sign. May 5 Jessica M. Valllo, 26, Fort Wayne, cited for expired license plate and registration. Cessay Fatou, 33, Pontiac, Mich., cited for speeding. Bookings May 2 Joel L. Beery, 45, Warsaw, charged with operator never licensed. James R. Hoyt, 37, North Manchester, charged with driving while suspended. May 3 Anthony E. VanHoose, 25, Wabash, charged with operating while intoxicated. Thomas S. Bridwell, 48, Kokomo, charged with failure to appear for possession of marijuana. May 4 Daniel A. Griffith, 48, Roann, charged with maintaining a common nuisance and unlawful possession of a syringe. Elizabeth L. Griffith, 39, Roann, charged with maintaining a common nuisance and unlawful possession of a syringe. Macey S. Niedzielski, 26, Portage, Mich., charged with failure to appear for theft. Stephanie G. Best, 40, South Bend, charged with failure to appear for operator never licensed. Robert L. Watson, 39, Lafontaine, charged with probation violation for operating while intoxicated. Princes J. M. Ortega, 23, Wabash, charge with burglary. May 5 Curtis G. Beverly, 52, Gary, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Wendy S. Sandoval,

22, Elkhart, charged with public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. May 6 Rose A. Cantoral, 36, Marion, petition to revoke probation for public intoxication. Amanda J. Nelson, 24, Wabash, charged with operating while intoxicated. Adam J. Baumbauer, 29, Lagro, charged with failure to register with a sex offender and possession of a hypodermic needle. Kevin R. Clupper, 19, Wabash, charged with battery. May 7 Kara L. Donahoe, 27, Montpelier, petition to revoke probation for possession of methamphetamine. Andrew D. Bailey, 25, Wabash, charged with possession of a narcotic drug. Keegan L. Knepp, 19, Wabash, charged with possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish or salvia. Taylor N. Johnson, 19, Lagro, petition to revoke probation for possession of methamphetamine. Accidents May 2 At 1:43 p.m. vehicle driven by Laura S. Baughman, 57, Wabash, collided with an item that had fallen off of a vehicle driven by Peter R. Shepherd, 62, Wabash, near the intersection of State Road 15 and State Road 124. May 4 At 7:51 p.m., a vehicle driven by Matthew S. Webb, 46, North Manchester, collided with a vehicle driven by Amy D. Thomas, 35, North Manchester, near the intersection of County Road 800 North and County Road 500 East. May 5 At 12:02 p.m., a vehicle driven by Elizabeth P. Estep, 82, North Manchester, collided with a vehicle driven by Amanda L. Bull, 28, Union City, Mich., at the intersection of U.S. 24 West and County Road 200 West. Estep was transported via helicopter to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, sustaining a brain bleed, right rib fractures, abdominal bleeding, a cut on the left arm and had complaint of pain in the left leg. Bull was transported via helicopter to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, sustaining a dislocated right ankle, torn ligaments and a dislocated left hip. A passenger in Estep’s vehicle, Ty A. Estep, 53, North Manchester, was trans-

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ported to Wabash Parkview Hospital via ambulance and suffered a fractured neck. May 7 At 6:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by Christopher M. Sellers, 34, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Jessica A. Hipskind, 23, Wabash, near the intersection of U.S. 24 West and County Road 200 West. North Manchester Citations May 6 Michael A. Nunez, 18, North Manchester, cited for minor consuming. May 9 Ashley N. Hopkins, 32, Laketon, cited for no operator’s license when required. Arrests May 2 Joel L. Beery, 45, Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while never receiving a license. James R. Hoyt, 37, Warsaw, arrested for driving while suspended. May 5 Wendy Sandoval, 22, Elkhart, arrested for public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. Fire May 2 3:31 p.m., 600 block of East College Avenue for a natural gas leak. May 5 6:13 a.m.,400 block of East 9th Street for medical assist. May 6 1:34 p.m., 700 block of North Mill Street for medical assist. May 7 3:31 p.m., 200 block of


East 3rd Street for medical assist. May 8 7:47 a.m., 300 block of South River Road for medical assist 7:02 p.m., 500 block of Kech Street for medical assist. May 9 10:38 a.m., 1600 block of State Road 114 West for medical assist. 6:32 p.m., 600 block of College Avenue for medical assist. May 10 8:38 a.m., 400 block of West 7th Street for medical assist. Marriage Licenses Jason R. Devlin, 22, and Madison B. Butcher, 19. Ashley C. Blevins, 27, and Matthew Paul Holmes, 38. Gerald A. Vigar Jr., 49, and Shauna M. Morris, 46. Braden R. Hobbs, 21, and Alexa B. Humerickhouse, 20. James R.C. Leach, 22, and Brittany L. Graziani, 32. Building Permits Wabash County Scott Poole, pole building Treaty Dairy, LLC, pole building Nathan and Shelby Baer, new home Land Transfers Shirley E. Moore and Marion E. Moore to Shirley E. Moore and Tamara Ruse, warranty deed Tonnie D. Ellet, Tamara S. Plummer and Mary C. Wright to Ralph Johnson and Nora J. Johnson, warranty deed. Christian K. Haecker and Robert J. Haecker

to Christina K. Haecker to Robert J. Haecker and Christina K. Haecker Amended and Restated Joint Revocable Trust, quitclaim deed. Indyre LLC to Armando Guerrero, warranty deed. George E. Hall to Daniel Baldacci, quitclaim deed. Angela L. Siders to Angela L. Siders and Christopher Siders, quitclaim deed. Just Property Support LLC and Wabash County Auditor to Town of Lagro, tax title deed. Stephen J. Keffaber and Esther C. Keffaber to Leslie C. Stauffer and Daniel C. Stauffer, warranty deed. James K. Farmer to Brandts Holding Company LLC, warranty deed. Sean D. Unger, Natalie B. Unger and Unger Mountain LLC to Bradley A. Farlow and Tammy J. Farlow, warranty deed. Linda McColley, Jerry E. McColley and Gregory Dome to Melinda Flora, personal rep deed. TA Dale Property LLC and Todd A. Dale to Reese Lovett and Amanda Lovett, warranty deed. William M. Baker and Lulu M. Baker to Lulu M. Baker and Kelly K. Baker, quitclaim deed. Beth Ann Ridenour to Eric Holmes and Kayla Booth, warranty deed. Robert Cummins and Traci Cummins to

WPD promotes 2 officers By The Paper staff

Due to the recent retirement of Wabash Police Capt. John Burnsworth two officers have been promoted. Chad Galligan was recently promoted to captain. Patrolman Galligan joined the Wabash City Police Department in 2000, and was promoted to corporal in 2011, a post which he held until 2016. He was promoted Sergeant in 2016 which he held that position until 2018. Galligan is an Indiana Law E n f o r c e m e n t Instructor, Taser Instructor, and Operation Pullover Coordinator. He was awarded Wabash City Police Officer of the year in 2009 and Fraternal Order of Police Member of the year in 2013. Galligan will be in charge of

Wabash Police officers Chad Galligan and Andy Johnson were recently promoted to captain and sergeant, respectively. Photo provided third shift uniform patrol. Andy Johnson was promoted to sergeant. Patrolman Johnson was hired by the Wabash City Police Department in 2016. However, had more than years of law enforcement experience with the Peru Police Department.

Johnson is a lifelong resident of Wabash County and Northfield graduate. He is a Vincennes University graduate holding an A.S. Degree in Law Enforcement. Johnson is married and has three children. He will be taking over the position of 3rd shift uniform Sergeant.

Ashley R. Hite, warranty deed. Pennymac Loan Services LLC to Cody Fee, warranty deed. Jackie G. Bartrom, Jackie Dee Gardner Bartrom, Kimberly S. Bartrom and Gardner Bartrom to Kimberly S. Bartrom and Jackie G. Bartrom, quitclaim deed. Monty R. Martin to Kylie N. Hayslett, warranty deed. Bauer Nightingale Inc. to Richard D. Bauer and Debrah A. Bauer, corporate deed. Randall J. Baer and Carol E. Baer to Randall J. Baer, quitclaim deed. Carolyn M. Barnes and James D. Barnes to Donald Barnes, Carolyn M. Barnes Irrevocable Trust, and Sharon Middleton, quitclaim deed.


Crystal Irene Coons, Edith I. McMillan and Warren T. McMillen to Roberto Soto, Lourdes V. Soto and Roberto Soto Oropeza, warranty deed. Michael Fansler and Jennifer Maciejewski to Jennifer L. Maciejewski and Logan R. Haston, quitclaim deed. Ryan G. Givens to Ryan G. Givens and Cherish N. Leming, quitclaim deed. Mark M. Schuler and David M. Schuler to Zachary M. Schuler, quitclaim deed. William P. Urschell and John M. Baer to Travis A. Tackett, warranty deed. Andrew R. Bolinger to Andrew R. Bolinger and Jennifer L. Bolinger, quitclaim deed.

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some stuck, others unconscious. Rescue personnel were called, resulting in Wabash Police, the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department and the Indiana State Police responding, along with ambulances and rescue trucks from the Wabash Fire Department and Parkview Wabash Hospital. The driver was led away in handcuffs, while paramedics treated those who needed medical attention. A sheet was used to cover the young man lying atop the hood until a body bag arrived to place him in. Following the demonstration, Wieland told the students they just witnessed “one student leave in an ambulance, one student leave in a cop car and one was in a body bag.” “When you think about that, this is real,” he continued. “This is what we could be dealing with this weekend with just one bad choice. This could be what we’re dealing with over graduation season with just one

choice. “You’re going to get back to the school today and you’re going to see all those people who were a part of the simulation. If this were real, we wouldn’t be. Some of these people would be going to jail. Some of these people we’d be visiting at a funeral home and being extremely emotional because of what could we have done a little bit differently? “Are you going to be the friend that steps in, even though it isn’t the popular thing, tell your friend, ‘Hey, I don’t think you should be doing that. Let’s try this other way because I care about you and I’m concerned.” The students, he said, will at times find themselves in the situation where they must be the unpopular voice. “But I hope you take the time to think about those consequences,” Wieland said. “What can I do to make sure they’re safe and my friends and family are safe? “Hopefully this got to you a little bit and will make you think

twice in the future.” Operation Safe Prom was a collective effort between Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash High School, Parkview EMS, Wabash City Fire, Wabash Police, Indiana State Police, the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department and the Wabash County Coroner. Hospital officials give a special thank you to Rick’s Auto providing the vehicles that were used and to the Parks Department for allowing the use the Honeywell Pool parking lot. Beside Reed, other WHS students taking part in the demonstration were Rebekah Freeman, Alec Wallisch, Gage Ballard, Isabel Hughes, Kia Jessee. It was the first Safe Prom the school has conducted in a number of years and is something that all parties hope to continue annually, according to Kerri Mattern, Manager, Patient Experience & Volunteers and Community Health Initiatives for Parkview Wabash Hospital.



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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

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Articles For Sale 60 GOOD QUALITY SKIDS for sale, $3 each or 10 for $25. Call 260-3779242. 623 GRASSHOPPER, Power Deck lift, 300 hours, selling due to health, $7,250. Call 260-2740107. FOR SALE: $11,500 in Chapel of Remembrance at Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Call 260-5717303.

Employment FULL-TIME FLOOR TECHNICIAN: experience preferred, must pass background check, flexible night shift required, clean driving record with valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, some heavy lifting required, must be able to work independently and part of a team. Apply at LOOKING FOR AN experienced retired/semi-retired man interested in outside part-time maintenance of a country estate South of Wabash. 260-563-5971. THE KNIGHTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INN in Wabash is accepting applications for housekeeping. Must pass drug screen. Apply in person at 1950 S. Wabash St. TRI-AXLE DUMP truck driver needed, experienced preferred 260-5190283.

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Resumes will be accepted from now until June 2, 2018. Written and physical testing is planned for June 9th beginning at 8:00am. Resume must be received on or before June 2nd, 2018 to participate in testing.

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Office Space for Rent or Lease 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; at County Road Auto (1217 Manchester Ave, Wabash). Completely finished, all utilities paid. FOR SALE BY OWNER, 260-385-9007, 110 S Arnold St, Roann, IN 46974, 3 beds 1.5 baths 1,176 sq ft, $90,000, Brick ranch home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Bonus room off kitchen, could be family room, or make a 4th bedroom. New interior paint and carpet in one bedroom. This home is move in ready! Neighborhood Description Very quiet part of town. Also check this home out on for pictures and video of home!

The Cyclone Manufacturing Company, Urbana is accepting applications for general production positions. Must be able to start immediately. Prior production experience a plus.

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Please apply between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday, in the Cyclone office at: 151 N. Washington Street, Urbana, IN. No phone calls, please.

located in Akron, Indiana is a successful 114 year-old local company with current job openings for full time production labor. ALL POSITIONS OFFER A COMPETITIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE AND IN-HOUSE TRAINING PROVIDED.

Applications can be found online at: or filled out in person at our office at 719 Front Street, Akron, Indiana 46910

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Resumes can be dropped off at North Manchester Police Department located at 709 West Main Street North Manchester, IN 46962.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE â&#x20AC;¢ Must be at least 21 years of age â&#x20AC;¢ Have attended or able to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy â&#x20AC;¢ Must pass a criminal history background check

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USED LAWN FURNITURE IN GREAT CONDITION: 3 different sets. First set: table, umbrella, 6 chairs, khaki color, $300. 2nd set: table with palms print, 6 swivel chairs, small additional table, $400. 3rd set: 2 rocking recliners w/ table $250. Call 260-906-6590.

The North Manchester Police Department will be accepting resumes for the position of



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May 16, 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

HOUSE FOR SALE 909 S 475 W Wabash. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch with eat-in kitchen; central air; gas fireplace; built in storage throughout. Enjoy nature on this beautiful 1.25 acre setting from the back deck or the front porch swing. Asphalt driveway with concrete parking area lead into attached 2 car garage with its own heating & air conditioning. Pictures can be viewed at $156,900. Call 260-5716260 for questions or to set up a showing.




• 4 Bedrooms • 1.5 Baths • Highly motivated seller! • MLS #201806822

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No. Manchester -Nice 16x70 2 bed 2 full baths Shingle Rook newer home appliances set up in park $125 week rent to OWN ! 574 612 2019 574 612 1814.


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Wabash - Move In Special 14x70 2 bed 1 bath porch $125 wk $125 down 574-612-2019 or

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• MLS #201810896



BALE SPEAR, for skid steer attachment, $200. Call 260-307-6060.


• 4 Bedrooms • 1.5 Bath

BOWHUNTING LAND LEASE NEEDED Experienced hunter looking for land to lease for the archery season. Will share meat. 989-400-9719 JJ 574-612-1814.

• MLS #201810899




Located in Wabash County, Serving Grant, Kosciusko, Huntington, Wabash, Miami & All Surrounding Counties in Indiana! Trisha Robbins, Managing Broker/Owner/Auctioneer RB15000485 • AU10500128





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• Brick home has beauti- washer/dryer ful hardwood floors • Patio doors in family • Front living room w/gas room to large back yard log fireplace • 3 bedrms & 2 full bath • All appliance included MLS #201805347 plus stackable $114,000

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For Rent in Lafontaine, 1 bedroom apartment, NO PETS. Water/direct TV included. $400.00 per month plus $300.00 damage deposit. Mail and Laundry in commons area. Call today for application 260-571-4414. North Manchester nice upstairs one bedroom apt. with carport, some utilities included, new carpet, 260982-2746

VERY NICE DUPLEX FOR RENT in Wabash, quiet street, off street parking, suitable for one or two, $550/mo., $500/dep. plus utilities. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Call 574-5512915.

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• All new Kitchen and Bath • Refinished hardwood floors • Large front Porch

• New 100 Amp breaker service MLS# 201819797 $82,500


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MLS# 201815886 $99,000

MLS# 201817009 $115,000


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225 E HARRISON AVE. • 3 bedrms & 1 bath • Original hardwood floors in living room & 3 bedrms • New laminate flooring in kitchen, dining area and hallway • 1 car attached garage on a full unfinished basement

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