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Roann tabbed for state pilot program

Early morning fire under investigation By The Paper Staff

An early morning fire Monday, April 16, at a home on South Baily Road is under invesitagion. Noble Township Fire Department responded to the blaze at the Richard and Jennifer Simpson home, 3166 S. Bailey Road at 2:18 a.m., according to Fire Chief Nathan Zinn. The residents were not at home at the time of the incident. The fire remains under investigation. Zinn confirmed to The Paper that the fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal. No damage estimate was given. Assisting Agencies included Wabash Co. Central Dispatch. Liberty, Lagro, and Wabash City Fire Departments also responded with assistance from EMA, the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department and Wabash City Police.

By Joseph Slacian

The burned our remains of the Richard Simpson home stands along Bailey Road on Monday morning. Photo by Josh Sigler

ROANN – The Town of Roann has been selected to participate in a pilot program being overseen by the State Board of Accounts (SBOA). Clerk-Treasurer Robert Ferguson told Town Council members on Tuesday, April 10, that he received a call from SBOA representatives earlier in the day asking him to participate in the program. The new program is designed to allow SBOA staff members to conduct audits remotely, rather than onsite. The town recently had a six(continued on page 4)

Traffic stop leads to arrest of S. Whitley man Pefley’s By David Fenker

North Manchester Police officers Isaac Adams (left) and Devin Bechtold apprehend Wade Beck, of South Whitley, Wednesday, April 11. Adams aimed his taser at Beck but did not use it during the incident. Photo by David Fenker

NORTH MANCHESTER — A South Whitley man faces several charges after allegedly running from police officers and into a North Manchester home Wednesday night. Wade A. Beck, 22, of South Whitley is preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, illegal possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nui-

sance, residential entry, reckless driving and criminal mischief. Beck was also served a warrant for probation violation, maintaining a common nuisance, illegal possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia. He was cited for no proof of financial responsibility and failure to signal within 200 feet. According to North Manchester Police Department Chief Jim Kirk, NMPD Officer Devin Bechtold attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle allegedly driven by Beck while

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By Joseph Slacian

Changes are afoot at a longtime Wabash business. Pefley’s Farm Equipment is now offering the new Kubota line, company officials told The Paper of Wabash County on Monday, April 16. In addition, the firm now has a second location in Greentown

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April 18, 2018

Commissioners approve new truck, open salt bids By David Fenker

In a brief meeting Monday, April 16, the Wabash County

Commissioners approved purchase of a replacement truck for the county’s highway department. H i g h w a y

Superintendent John Martin presented the request. “The next item I have is to request purchasing a 2018 GMC

pickup truck from Dorais Chevrolet for $41,611,” Martin said after presenting two other requests. “While this quote was

not the low quote, the low quote didn’t meet the specs that we had sent out.” Martin said that the department received $10,000 for the wrecked truck being replaced, and noted that the plough hookup would be an additional charge. The commissioners

u n a n i m o u s l y approved the purchase, 3-0. At 9:30 a.m., the commissioners opened four bids for calcium chloride rock salt. Cargill, Inc., submitted the lowest bid at $128,336 for 1,600 tons of salt. Following them were Detroit

Salt Company at $135,472, Compass Materials at $147,712 and Morton Salt at $152,352. The commissioners took all four bids under advisement. Additional news from the meeting included Martin informing the commissioners that the bridge carrying County Road 75 East over Burr Creek opened last week, and the weekly jail report from Chief Deputy Tyler Guenin. Guenin said that Wabash County Jail held 92 inmates as of Monday, with an additional 42 in Miami County, four in Blackford County and two in Elkhart County. In the previous week, he said, the average was 93 inmates at WCJ, and 30 new inmates were booked.


April 18, 2018


Former Wabash clerk-treasurer remembered

A man of integrity who worked hard to help better the City of Wabash. That is how former Wabash ClerkTreasurer Meredith “Brownie” Brown is being remembered. Mr. Brown, 81, passed away Friday, April 6, at his home in Goodyear, Ariz. A graduate of International Business College in Fort Wayne, Mr. Brown spent 36 years as date processing manager at Wabash Magnetics. In 1996 he was elected to the post of Wabash ClerkTreasurer, an office served in for 16 years before retiring in 2012. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with “Brownie,” former Wabash Mayor R o b e r t Vanlandingham told The Paper of Wabsh County. “He was a perfect example of what a public servant should be. He was very knowledgeable about what his job required of him and he did it extremely well. “He was a man of integrity, who was highly respected as the Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Wabash.” Va n l a n d i n g h a m worked with Brown for eight of the 12 years he served as mayor. “I relied on him as a partner who helped me make important financial decisions,” Va n l a n d i n g h a m said. “Whenever we had differences of opinions, we were always able to work together to resolve them. His skill put our city in great financial shape, which allowed us to undertake many of the wonderful projects that have been completed.” Current Wabash Mayor Scott Long worked with Mr. Brown while serving on the Wabash City Council. “Meredith Brown was a mentor to me as a City Councilman, and even after he retired was willing to answer any questions I had about city

finances. He was willing to answer questions that anyone had, all you had to do was ask. “Brownie left the city in fantastic financial shape through wise investment strategies and careful budgeting of tax revenues. He left a legacy for future clerk-treasurers on how the job should be done.” Current ClerkTreasurer Wendy Frazier served as a deputy clerk under Mr. Brown. “Meredith Brown was a financial genius and guarded the City of Wabash’s assests and finances as if theyw ere his own,” she said. “Brown was very influential in my decision to run for the position of clerktreasurer when he retired. “It was his wealth of knowledge and vast understanding of the investment world that propelled the City of Wabash into the sound fiancial state that it still remains. “I had the distinct honor and privilege

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to learn from the very best. He will be sorely missed as he was a long-standing staple in this community.” Bill Konyha, former President and CEO of the E c o n o m i c Development Group of Wabash County, also worked closely with Mr. Brown. “He was a very honorable man whose only interest was in serving the people of Wabash,” Konyha said. “I believe that he saw himself as the protector of the citizens’ funds on deposit with city government.” As ClerkTreasurer, Mr. Brown was often involved in various EDG projects. “He insisted that we present a data based and compelling case for the use of these funds to implement economic development projects,” Konyha said. “He asked tough questions and made me sharpen my due diligence. His attention to detail made everyone better and

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improved our effectiveness and results.” But Konyha’s relationship with Mr. Brown extended beyond the day-today functions of their respective offices. “I remember him most fondly as a fellow (Ohio State) Buckeye fan,” Konyha said. “Many a Monday was spent in his office recalling the glory of Ohio State football. ‘I hope (former Buckeye coach) Woody Hayes greeted him inside the pearly gates.” Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two siblings.

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Traffic stop leads to arrest of S. Whitley man ...continued from the front page working Operation Pull Over Wednesday, April 11. An NMPD press release said that, around 5:50 p.m. that night, Bechtold initiated the traffic stop near the intersection of North Sycamore and East Third streets.

Beck allegedly exited the vehicle and ran; Bechtold attempted to locate him. When Bechtold returned to the vehicle, it allegedly too off heading north on Sycamore Street at a high rate of speed. In the 700 block of

North Sycamore Street, the driver allegedly pulled into an alley and exited the vehicle again. Kirk said that Beck allegedly entered a home in the 700 block of North Sycamore Street and, when confronted by the resident, said he needed

to use their restroom. Kirk, Sgt. Nate Birch, K9 Strider and officers Brian Hammons and Isaac Adams responded to assist during that time, and received a complaint from the resident. Birch and Strider entered the home and

located Beck, who then exited through a second story window and climbed onto the roof. Kirk and Adams instructed him to keep his hands visible and stop moving; Beck walked around on the roof for a short time, hands visible,

before running down the front and jumping off the porch roof toward the street. He then ran across the street and dropped to the ground on the other side while multiple NMPD officers chased him. Officers Bechtold

and Adams apprehended Beck, with Adams holding but not using his taser during the arrest. Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department assisted NMPD. In the press release, NMPD thanked the citizens who helped that evening.

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year audit completed, which, Ferguson noted, it passed with few problems. However, auditors were on site 12 hours a day, four days per week for three months. “So they’re starting a new program where towns will be submitting everything through Gateway,” Ferguson said. “The whole idea is to make it so they don’t have to be in the office so much. “They’re trying to cutback on time, so it will be cheaper for the communities.” Under the pilot pro-

gram, he said, auditors may be on site “maybe a half dozen times. Everything else can be done from their homes, or maybe from Indianapolis.” Council member Richard Morris noted that neither the town nor Ferguson did anything wrong. “The last audit was a six-year audit and it was highly recommended,” he reiterated. “It passed with flying colors. “Because of that, the Town of Roann, and Robert Ferguson, in particular, have been

selected to be on the pilot program that all the towns and cities in the state will be going to in the near future.” Ferguson will have the “honor of helping develop that program and putting his input in the questions that are going to be asked,” Morris continued. “I think that speaks highly of Bob. It’s always good having input into what questions the other towns are going to answer, also.” Ferguson later told The Paper of Wabash County that he was surprised and honored

to have been asked to participate in the program. “It shows they have confidence in me and my office,” he said. Ferguson said work on the program has already started. He has had to input a variety of background information into the Gateway computer system.

known as Dirt-NTurf. In the near future, they said, they will be relocating our current facilities inside of Wabash County. Pefley’s will have a name change once in the new location. New inventory line will include

Kubota, Landpride, Bad Boy and Echo. High end used equipment of all lines will still be in stock. In addition, the company will help customers locate equipment they may not have in stock. “We are very excited to be in the

growing process of our region,” owner David Pefley said. “We look forward to contributing to the economic growth of this area for years to come.” Offficials said they will announce more information as plans become finalized.

Roann gets bids to raze old school By Joseph Slacian ROANN – Three firms submitted bids on Tuesday, April 10, to raze the old Roann school building. The Roann Town Council received bids from: Dore & Associates Contracting, Bay City, Mich., for $256,662 S t r e b i g Construction, Fort Wayne, $347,611. Merrit & Son Excavating, Kokomo, $320,250. The Council took the bids under advisement so they could be reviewed by BCA Environmental Consultants.

The town received a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The building, which opened about 1941, is located adjacent to the town’s youth baseball field. Once the building is demolished, town officials plan to create a green space at the site. They also plan to keep several things from the building, including the center court portion of the basketball court, a pallet of unbroken bricks and the ornate brickwork from the building’s west

Officials hope to save the ornate brickwork on the west entrances of the old Roann School, among other things. Photo by Joseph Slacian entrances. The bricks will be used to create some type of memorial.

The Council will meet again at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, to award the bid.


April 18, 2018


Dump truck crashes into Urbana Home

By Josh Sigler A dump truck hauling a load of gravel crashed into an Urbana home just after 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, April 11. According to a crash report provided by the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department, authorities responded to reports of a dump truck crashing into a house on State Road 13 near the intersection of College Street in Urbana at approximately 1:13 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Jeffrey A. Weimann, 63, Roann, explained that he was north-

bound on State Road 13, but that he did not know why his truck ran off the roadway and struck the residence at 210 South State Road 13. Weimann was given a blood test, and the investigation is pending the results of that test. Accordng to the report, Weimann’s vehicle was traveling along State Road 13 when it left the roadway and hit a pair of trees before coming to a rest part way lodged into the house. Due to disabling service, the truck was towed from the scene by H and Wrecker Service. Extensive damage

was done to the front of the vehicle, and the load of gravel partially spilled into the front yard of the residence, which sits near the roadway on State Road 13. No one was home at the time of the accident. According to the report, the home is owned by Mary L. Prickett. Weimann used his seat belt, but was transported from the scene with complaints of pain over his entire body. The truck is owned by Wabash County. According to the report, between $50,001 and $100,000 worth of damage was done to the truck and house.

A Wabash County dump truck plowed into an Urban home on April 11. Photo by Joseph Slacian

MU to break ground for Chinworth Center

NORTH MANCHESTER – M a n c h e s t e r University will break ground on the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. The ceremony will

be at the site of the building, in the greenspace north of the Jo Young Switzer Center. The $8.5 million Chinworth Center is set to open at the start of the 2019-20 academic year, adding 36,000 square feet to be used for student learning and services. The Arthur L.

Gilbert College of Business, now housed in the Academic Center across the street, will move to the second floor of the Chinworth Center. This move creates space for academic programs to grow in both buildings. The first floor will include a one-stop

shop for the registrar and student financial services. The firstfloor student services hub will also include social gathering areas and offices for study abroad, honors, student activities and other student-focused programs. The building is named to honor the

An artist’s rendition of what the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center will look like. Photo provided

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Area students tour Honeywell House By The Paper staff The Wabash Unit of the women’s committee of the Indianapolis S y m p h o n y Orchestra hosted its 14th-annual tour of the Honeywell House for the third grade classes in Wabash

Bev Trantum explains a mosaic work of art to Southwood Elementary third grade students in the West Bedroom of the Honeywell House on Thursday, April 12. Photos by Josh Sigler

Janet Halderman explains to Southwood third graders the significance of paintings in the Drawing Room of the Honeywell House on Thursday. Around 300 students in the area took tours of the Honeywell House throughout the week. area schools the week of April 9. The event coincides with the students’ social studies history standards that require students to describe how significant people, events and developments have shaped their own community and region. The students toured 10 rooms in the home, and had a variety of objects explained to them by committee members. Approximately 300

students from O.J. N e i g h b o u r s Elementary, Metro North Elementary, S o u t h w o o d Elementary, St. Bernard Catholic School and Emmanuel Christian School participated in the tour. Each year, the Honeywell House plays host to thousands of visitors through its operations as a museum and cultural center, offering approximately 24 free programs each year in its concert lecture series. The house is available to rent for private events, and lends itself to small conferences, retreats, dinners, showers, weddings and anniversary parties for groups up to 50.


April 18, 2018


WHS announces third honor roll Article provided

Officials from Wabash High School have announced the high honor roll and regular honor rollfor the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Earning honors were: High Honor Roll Grade 12: Cody Beeks, Aidan

Benysh, Kassandra Burchett, Chaney Byers, Shyanna Cavins, Ryan Davis, Zoe Denney, Courtney Eshelman, Kamryn Grier, Kaitlyn Hashbarger, Jayden Hensley, Olivia Hipskind, Heather Houlihan, Isabel Hughes, Jade Kline, Ayden Kocher, Kaitlyn LaMar, Jessica Lorenz, Brayden Lutz, Lucas Mattern, Gage Miller, Morgan Owens, Abony Petty, Evangelia Reed, Alicyn Sheets, Lloyd Shipman, Amira Siddiqui, Magnolia Starr, John Stewart, Michael Swango, Tristan Vigar, Austin Vinopal, Alec Wallisch, Austin Wieland, Mckinzie Young Grade 11: Isabel France, Paige Frank, Rebekah Freeman, Cody

Gatchel, Blake Gribben, Hannah Halverson, Cody Henderson, Benjamin Hewitt, Brenna Hipsher, Mallory Hipskind, Claire Hipskind, Brooke Irgang, Robert Irgang, Elizabeth Maggart, Bryant Miller, Lillian Mota, Isabelle Robinson, Picabo Saunders, Kiley Stone, Kaitlan Tracy, Hope Unger, Logan Vander Velden, Abigail Vinopal, Whitney Working Grade 10: Bradyn Baker, Maya Benysh, Bella Carrillo, Taylor Coffman, Wyatt Davis, Robert Ford, Jonah France, Ella Gatchel, Evelynn Gray, Madison Hecox, Dana Hueston, Kallen Kelsheimer, Asif Khan, Camille Kugler, Lindsey Mattern, Randy

Satterfield, Grace Schoening, Payton Sodervick, Elijah Vander Velden Grade 9: Madison Bartoo, Rebecca Bruss, David Carmichael, Madison Church, Isabelle Davis, Allyson Dillon, Kyndal Fields, Magdalen France, Lingjun Fu, Haley Higgins, Thomas Johnson, Joseph Leland, Olivia Lindsey, Morgan Mallow, Aaron Picklesimer, Ian Risher, Erin Russell, Lincoln Saldivar, Brodie Smith, Sabine Thomas, Gabrielle Wagoner, Jasper Walter Regular Honor Roll Grade 12: Grant Abell, Kaylei Blair, Kennedy Brackett, Kathryn Brown, Jacob

Bruss, Kylie Carmichael, Josiah Castle, Alexander Castro, Noah Cressell, Ashley Crist, Kory Fuller, Kayla Garcia, Trace Goodwin, Mckenzie Gray, Alexis Hartley, Makayla Hood, Kia Jessee, Blakley Jones, Taylor Kelley, Erica King, Nickie Learned, Kenda Mullen, Caleigh Murphy, Brayton Niccum, Bailey Pinkleton, Kaylee Prater, Catherine Rowley, Reece Samons, Breanne Sewell, Jayden Simpson, Matthew Stein, Seth Thomas, Kennedy Watson Haynes, Bailey Yoakum Grade 11: Gage Ballard, Tylor Bayliss, Austin Black, Leigha Boggs, Hailey Chezick, Adam Cohee, Brayton Collins-

McPherson, Shelby David, Madisyn Deboard, Alex Driscoll, Abigail Hobson, Mackenzie Hoefer, Samantha Irgang, Caleb Kinstler, Emilly Martin, Katherine Newman, Kelsie Olinger, Koby Prater, Amber Province, Morgan Schnitz, Blayze Shemwell, Mackenzie Sheridan, Jessica Weekley Grade 10: Cody Ballschmidt, Allison Bartoo, Blaine Brubaker, Caleb Callahan, Cassidy Flohr, Samantha Hendricks, Todd Ihnen-Goff, Makayla Lamb, Ethan Marshall, Tiara McKitrick, Sydnee Osborn, Victoria Pfeiffer, Brylee Proctor, Jimmy Smith, Angel Wehrly,

Alexis Westendorf Grade 9: Neel Brahmbhatt, Simon Byers, Lena Cordes, Paul Cordes, Lacey Crist, Isabel David, Dacie Davis, Wesley Derry, Isaiah Eis, Destiny Foster, Alison Gault, Jaqobie Griffith, Nicole Gunderman, Sierra Hall, Alexander Haynes, Hayley Houlihan, Jacob James, Sheldon Jones, Peighton King, Vivian Lemaster, Ethan Lewis, Alia Miller, Keegan O’Neill, Kylie Ray, Brailyn Slone, Payton Sluss, Matthew Swango, Kyle Thomas, Grant Warmuth, Destynee Watson, Zoey Wilson, Mariah Wyatt

Parkview named 2018 workplace of the year By The Paper staff FORT WAYNE – For the fourth consecutive year, Parkview Health has earned the Advisory Board Workplace of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. “Our co-workers are our most valuable resource, so their

engagement is very important to us,” said Dena Jacquay, chief human resources officer, Parkview Health. “When our co-workers are engaged and demonstrating the world-class teamwork we pride ourselves in, we’re able to provide the highest level of care to the communities we serve, and our teams have a workplace they can be proud of.” Engaged employ-

ees, as defined by Advisory Board, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. According to Advisory Board, the award recognizes Parkview’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work

environment for its employees. “In today’s changing and often uncertain healthcare industry, engaging the workforce is arguably more important than ever before,” said Sarah Rothenberger, managing director, Advisory Board Survey Solutions. “Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher

patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention and a stronger culture of safety. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.” Parkview Health is one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive the award.

Historic farms sought for rural preservation award By The Paper Staff I n d i a n a Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau are seeking nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. Anyone, including farm owners, can submit a nomination for the Arnold Award, which will be presented during the Indiana State Fair in August 2018. The nomination asks for: A brief history of the farm and description of its significant historic structures and features, such as the farmhouse, barns, agricultural outbuildings, and landscape elements. A description of how the farm’s historic

agricultural structures are used in day-to-day farming operations, and how they have been preserved or adapted. High-res digital photographs of the farm and its preserved historic features. The award winner receives a handsome outdoor marker, a vehicle pass to the Indiana State Fair, and overnight accommodation in Indianapolis for the presentation. I n d i a n a Landmarks named the award in memory of John Arnold (1955-1991), a Rush County farmer who successfully combined progressive architectural practices with a deep respect for the natural and historic features of the rural landscape. The John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation honors those who share a similar com-

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Come to the L a F o n t a i n e C o m m u n i t y Building on Saturday, April 21st from 1 to 6 p.m. The LaFontaine Festival Committee is cooking up a potato bar for everyone to enjoy. All proceeds go towards the LaFontaine Town festival. It will be $5 for a plate with any toppings you would like. There will also be free will donation desserts. A silent auction and 50/50 Donation will also be going on at the same time. Please come support the Festival Committee. Organizers are also look for some help with the potato bar fundraiser. We


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need help with busing tables, serving drinks, and some other things. If you would like to help us with this fundraiser, please contact Indie Piercy at 260-5717782. Thank you. L A F O N TA I N E HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI will meet for their banquet on

Sat. May 5, Social 4:30 p.m.- Dinner 5:30 p.m. at the L a F o n t a i n e C o m m u n i t y Building. So if you graduated or attended LaFontaine High School you are invited to attend. Notice is being mailed with information about the banquet. Reservations are too made to Belle Brosamer, 17003 Mapleton Place, Westfield, IN 46074 or call 317-431-8169. We are looking forward to seeing fellow graduates or ones who attended LaFontaine High School. Please plan on attending. WABASH CHAPTER IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE will be having cross

shoots April 22, and 29. These shoots are for shotguns and 22 rifles, the 22 rifles are open sights only, NO SCOPES. Cost is $3.00 per shoot and we have meat and cash prizes. Shoots will start around 10:00 a.m. Follow us on facebook @ Wabash County Izaak Walton League. If anyone is interested in joining our organization come see us during the shoots or email us at wabashiwla@yahoo. com. S O M E R S E T Town Rummage Sale May 4th and 5th is the date for the annual town rummage sale. This is a great opportunity to get rid of some items that are no longer needed. The Fire Station will be the headquarters for this event. Food and garden plants along

with a map showing the location of the homes offering rummage. If you wish to get on that map, there is a signup sheet at the Post Office. A $3 registration fee pays for advertising and printing the map. A big thank you to Lowell Shelton, and his family, who head up this event every year. For the newcomers here in town, you will see more people here in town than at any other event. But be prepared for Thursday visitors who are professional rummage shoppers and the bargain hunters who descend on us late Saturday! LAFONTAINE/LI BERTY FIRE DEPARTMENT is still raising money for our class room all donations are greatly appreciated. Also in need of C batter-

ies printer paper and old towels for cleaning. All donations can be dropped off at city hall, to any firefighter or at the station the second and fourth Tuesday of each month a 7pm. We appreciate all the help the community has been this far. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Kayla Weaver April 9, 2018 HAPPY BIRTHDAY , Mindy Manning April 12, Teresa Rody, Tom Willcox April 15, Janice Dawes, Laura (Wente) Snyder Martha Philback April 16, Harold Bowman, Ket Baldwin, Phil Lloyd April 17, Margaret Piety April 18, Pastor Renee April 21 H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A RY Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Apr. 17 WORDS OF WISDOM “A thought for

the day is a daily quote that gives you a positive opinion to start you day with encouragement and inspiration; wisdom and ponderings from people of all walks of life. These inspirational thoughts are get for reflection, some people use them for mediation, and some people use them to start their day on a positive note. We hope the messages in these motivational words give you a thought to make your day a good one!” Unknown SEND YOUR NEWS & pictures to me by Thursday to or 2258 E 1050 S LaFontaine, IN, 46940. These can be any club news, family, birthdays, anniversaries, births or parties. I am looking forward to receiving your news items.

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May 3. This year’s theme is “Pray for America: Unity.” The theme is based on the bible verse Ephesians 4:3, which says “Make every effort to keep unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” The Wabash observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held May 3 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the north side of the Wabash County Courthouse. The event sponsor is the Wabash Area M i n i s t e r i a l Association. Also on May 3, there will be a worship-based prayer gathering at 7 p.m. at the Common Ground Prayer House, located at 78 W. Hill St. in Wabash. The Common Ground Prayer House will also be having an open house after the courthouse prayer time from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The website for the National Day of Prayer is www.NationalDayof


THE PAPER April 18, 2018


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. U P C O M I N G EVENTS AT SALAMONIE AND MISSISSINEWA: Kids can fish with provided equipment and make a fish craft at Salamonie Lake on Saturday, April 21 during the “Youth and Family Fishing Derby”. The program runs from 1—3 p.m. at the Salamonie Interpretive Center and coincides with a statewide Free Fishing Day. On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents who are of the age 18 and older can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or trout stamp. The program also serves as Salamonie Interpretive Center’s “Second Saturday” event for April, even though it takes place on the third Saturday of that month. Second Saturday is a monthly educational series of programs at Salamonie Lake. Scouts can fulfill requirements for Bear Scout—A Bear Goes Fishing. There will be indoor and outdoor activities. Advance registration is required and can be accomplished by calling 260468-2127. S a l a m o n i e Interpretive and Nature Center is the headquarters for Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, which serves Mississinewa Lake, Salamonie Lake, J. Edward Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, and Quabache State Park. Salamonie Interpretive and Nature Center summer hours are: April 1 through Oct. 31; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Their winter hours are: Nov. 1 through March 31; open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except for Tuesdays. The Salamonie Interpretive and Nature Center phone number is 260-468-2127. Some of the activities at the Salamonie Interpretive and Nature Center are: wildlife viewing area, interactive reservoir exhibits, natural and cultural history displays, a children’s room, the Salamonie Raptor Center featuring live birds of prey. LAGRO TOWN HALL phone Number


Lagro Festival seeks vendors

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is 260-782-2451. For emergency assistance please call Scott at 260571-3271. LAGRO’S SPRING CLEAN UP is Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dumpsters will be available during these times at the ball field, bring items that need disposed of during those times. Please do not set items outside your home, as they will not be picked up unless you are a senior citizen who has made prior arrangements by calling 260-782-2451. There will be no curb side pick-up this year. AN ALL YOU CAN EAT TENDERLOIN SUPPER will be held at St. Paul’s County Line Church on Saturday, April 28 from 4—7 p.m. St. Paul’s County Line Church is located at 3995 N. 1000 W., Andrews on Huntington/Wabash County Line. This Annual All You Can Eat Tenderloin Supper will feature a menu of: grilled and hand breaded tenderloins, two sides, dessert and drinks. The cost for adults is $9, children ages 6—12 $6, children ages 5 and under eat free. LAGRO HIGH SCHOOL ALUMINI BANQUET will be on May 5 at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. All graduates, former students, teachers and friends are welcome. To make a reservation contact Cherryl Gray at 260=563-8661 by April 20. ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS GROUP, is a network of people committed to making a difference in the lives of animals in our communities and advocate for the protection of animals whether they be domestic or agricultural. They are supportive of the no-kill shelters and against animal cruelty. They continue to learn about current issues affecting

pet’s and support humane legislation. For more information contact Susan Cable at 765-293-9884, or ALL INVITED TO DORA CHRISTIAN CHURCH located at 2325 S. Salamonie Dam Road, Lagro to attend services. Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday Worship meeting at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Also offered is the Weekly Wednesday Night Bible Study which is held at 6:30 p.m. SAINT PATRICK’S CHURCH usually conducts Mass every first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. All are invited to attend services. The historic St. Patrick’s Church is located at 950 Main Street, Lagro. THE LORD’S TABLE CHURCH would like to invite everyone to attend their Church Services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at 1975 Vernon Street, Wabash. Bible Study Night will be every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please call Roxane at 260-571-7686 for more information. THE LAGRO COMMUNITY CHURCH welcomes the public to join them on Sundays for the 10 a.m. worship service. All are welcome to attend the service and stay for the fellowship and refreshments afterwards. 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. THE WEEKLY ISAAC-ISM: “In every situation in life and any sporting contest, there is one over-riding fact: you are you. So know yourself. Work with what you have. This sounds simple, but can be more complicated than one may think. Be moral, be ethical, work hard, and don’t pay too much attention to the critics. Winners look like winners no matter the score. Exude a confident image, even if you don’t feel confident.

Using tennis as an example, never let your opponent think you have given up no matter what the score is, fight to the end. For one thing, you will earn respect and put doubt in your opponents mind for the next meeting; and there is always a next meeting. As in life as on the tennis court, things can change in an instant, so stay positive. EVERYONE DO ME THAT SPECIAL FAVOR and have a safe enjoyable week! PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NEWS AND INFORMATION TO: Isaac.Triplett@yahoo.c om, or call me at 260274-2261.

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April 18, 2018

The North M a n c h e s t e r Congregational Christian Church invites you to join them on Sunday, April 22 for a Soup & Salad Buffet lunch from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A freewill donation for your meal is asked. Proceeds from this event will go to the Benevolence Fund which provides financial assistance to meet a variety of needs within the community. This event will focus on assistance for med-


Church plans benefit lunch

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ical needs. Often families must choose between much needed medications or treat-

ments and other household expenses. The goal of this benefit is to provide resources to help in a time of need. The Congregational Christian Church is located at 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Contact the church at 260-9822882 or on the web at www.brightlightccc.or g for more information about the church. BAKED STEAK DINNER is planned Friday, Jan 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church

located at 306 E. Second Street, N. Manchester. The menu includes: Baked Steak, Mashed Potato, Green Bean, Salad and dessert. Cost for the meal is $8/adults and $5/youth 7-12. Children under 6 are free. Carry outs are available. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to help staff their office and make deliveries. If you are interested, please call our MOW office at 9826010 and talk with one

of the volunteers about what is needed! MANCHESTER S Y M P H O N Y ORCHESTRA presents “Spring String Fling” on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium on Manchester University campus. Scott Humphries will be conducting with guest Artists Elizabeth Smith and Robert Lynn. As part of evening’s events will showcase 10 large pieces of violin artwork created by Metro North Elementary School 1st3rd graders. Costs are $15-students under 18; Manchester University students, faculty and staff are free. WHERE RIVERS MEET: Manchester University offers a show of Arabic music and storytelling that takes listeners down the rivers of the Middle East. A string ensemble and storyteller accompany master musicians from Iraq, Egypt and Palestine who share melodies and memories passed down in song and story. Where Rivers Meet: Songs and Stories from Masters of Arabic Music is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Wine Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. This show from the Chicago Folklore Ensemble celebrates the cultural contributions of immigrants, featuring three musicians who now live in the Chicago area:

Amro Helmy, an oud player from Cairo, Egypt; Edward Hanna, a percussionist from Basra, Iraq; and Mary Hazboun, a vocalist from Bethlehem, Palestine. Storyteller Anita Darwish will narrate the personal stories of the three featured musicians, bringing to life the cultural context and memories behind the music, including stories of political persecution and the experience of immigration. This program is supported by the William H. and Miriam W. Cable ‘39 Peace Studies Fund. SPIRIT PUMP FUNDRAISER FOR MJSHS: Manchester CITDO Trading Post has installed a “Spirit Pump” to raise funds for Manchester Jr-Sr High School. Through May 10 a portion of sales from the pump marked with yellow and black designs will be donated to the school to purchase new supplies. The Manchester CITGO Trading Post is located at the intersection of State Roads 13 & 114. T H U R S D AY ’ S CHILD is in need of donations of baby wipes, baby wash and diapers size 4-5. The facility is located on South Mill Street, just north of the Thrift Store and is open every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Thursday’s Child offers clothing and accessories for children Newborn-4T. Diapers and formula

may also be offered when available. Parents only, may visit the shop to select items needed. Donations of diapers and 3-4 T clothing are needed at this time. Thursday’s Child is a service of the Fellowship of Churches. COMMUNITY DINNER hosted by the Fellowship of Churches is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Zion Lutheran Church from 4:30-6 p.m. The church is located at 113 W. Main Street. AREA FIVE AGENCY NUTRITION PROGRAM Provides lunch to seniors 60 and over at the Warvel Park Scout Hall Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Meals are a balanced meal. Lunch is on a donation basis. Must call between 9 am. – 1 p.m. the day before to reserve lunch for the next day. Euchre is played every Wednesday. To reserve your lunch call 9829940. PARTING SHOTS: ““Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~ Coach John Wooden NORTH MANCHESTER NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at nmanchestertalks@gm or you may call me at 260-982-8800. The deadline for news to appear in the next week’s issue of The Paper is Wednesday at noon. Please submit timely news

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THE PAPER April 18, 2018


Urbana Lions Senior Citizens Dinner will be on Sunday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at the Urbana C o m m u n i t y Building. Invitations were mailed this past Saturday. It is hard to keep the mailing list up-todate so if you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, please contact Mary Ann Mast (260-377-9475). If you attended the Urbana school, you now live or have lived in the Urbana community and would like to come and visit with people you may not get to see often, you are invited to come. The Urbana Lions Club serves a meal, there will be short entertainment, and time left to renew old acquaintances and look at all of the Urbana school and community memorabilia that has been collected. URBANA LIONS SMOKED PORK CHOP supper is April 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Urbana C o m m u n i t y Building. There is a drive-up window on the west side of the building. Desserts (for a free will donation) will be available for those dining inside. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help finance improvements made to the Urbana park/ball field, the Urbana Little League diamond, and the ECHO slot car racing for youth program. URBANA LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON OPENS with games at 6 p.m. on April 24, 27, 28, and the 30. The Snack Shack will be open and has a new counter. Improvements have been made to the area around the backstop since last


Urbana Lions to host senior citizens

Mar y Ann Mast 260-225-0654 mamast812@

season. The old poles have been removed and the wiring is under the ground. There are new benches on the porch of the storage building. The half-acre of land that adjoins the backstop area has been leveled and reseeded. PLEASE be mindful that the area is newly reseeded grass. Don’t park there and “tread lightly” until it has a season to get established. DRIVER TRAINING: If you have a child who would like to take drivers’ training this summer, Red Hot Scott’s Driving Academy in Peru is offering a class from July 16 to 27. Flyers are in the Northfield office with details and how to sign up. Students must be 15 years old by July 16. NORTHFIELD STUDENTS IN WABASH COUNTY ART SHOW: Artwork from high school students is now on display at the Clark Gallery at the Honeywell Center from April 14 to May 13. Viewing is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by Big City Paints. Congratulations to the following Northfield students who have their art work on display: Alina Reed, Madison Nevil, Braelyn Deeter, Miriah Kirtlan, Faye Satterthwaite,

Allyssa Haupert, Emma Hoover, Athena Varner, Faith Macy, Desiree Guizzi, McKenzie Roth, Chloe Miller, Natasha Leland, Madison Shrider, Maddie Clark, and Emma Wynn. URBANA YOKE PARISH WOMEN’S GUILD held their April meeting at the Parish Hall. President Marsha Wade opened the meeting with prayer. Following the roll call, Nancy Anderson read the minutes for Dec. 2017 and March 2018, and Helen Dawes and Eileen Weck gave the card/flower report and the treasurer’s report. The outing originally planned for Aug. was changed to July. More details will be given later. In new business, cooking/serving at church camp was discussed. Hilda Wilcox’s ‘food for thought’ was on PRAYING. Bible verses Matthew 6:5-7, Luke 11:9, 1 Peter 3:12, and Mark 11:25 spoke to the when, why, wh e r e. . . . . . . Je s u s ’s prayers are the perfect example and reasons are to praise, honor and worship Him and to ask for help and guidance. Hostesses Nancy Anderson and Hilda Wilcox served refreshments to Linda Newcomb, Janet Warnock, Doris Mattern, Alma DeVore, Eileen Weck, Helen Dawes, Marsha Wade, Brenda Eads, Carla Krom, Martha Chamberlain, Kitty Baer and Mary Earle. The Guild will meet again at the Parish Hall on May 8th at 7 p.m. Hostesses will be Donna Harman and C h r i s s y Chamberlain.

Salamonie sees tree planting volunteers By The Paper staff

The 2015 flood caused significant tree damage around the Salamonie property. Volunteers, either individually or as a group, are sought to help plant trees on April 21,

from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Lost Bridge West SRA. Those interested should meet at the S a l a m o n i e Interpretive Center at 10 a.m. and be prepared with closedtoed shoes, blue jeans, and gloves. All

other equipment will be provided. For more information and registration call 260-468-2127. The Salamonie Interpretive Center is located at Salamonie Lake, 3691 S New Holland Rd., Andrews, IN 46702.

1958 Urbana High School baseball team: The 1957-58 year was the year the coun-

ty schools that were to become Northfield and Southwood in 1962 switched from playing softball to baseball. Team members were (front row, from left) Jerry Capes, Larry Rice, Danny Knee, Tommy Eads, Larry Koch, Ronnie Frieden, Pat McLaughlin, Jakie Jacobs. Coach Rick Reahard (back row, from left), Chad Dilling, Jim Lefforge, Marvin Mast, Wendel Dawes, Wayne Dawes, Steve Gilbert, Winston Stewart. Photo provided URBANA YOKE PARISH DATES: Following the April 22 worship service, there will be a congregational meeting. April’s Fifth Sunday donation is Sanitary Sunday for the Lighthouse Mission. You may donate hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, disinfectant spray, and tissues. You may also donate peanut butter and jelly. There is a box

in the foyer for your donations. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please continue to remember Danny Knee, Pat McNabney, Jerry Long, Naomi Cunningham, Phyllis and Morris Baker, Larry Meyer, Lowell and Marilyn Karns, Harold and Nancy Christie, Jane Winebrenner, and Marcia and Terry Knee. B R E A K FA S T

BUNCH attendees on April 11, 2018, were Helen Dawes, Alma DeVore, Doris Mattern, Tom Wilcox, Peggy and Chad Dilling, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast, Larry and Nancy Meyer, and Eileen Weck. The group will meet again on April 18 at 7:30 a.m. at Bob Evans. Anyone is welcome to attend. B I R T H D AY S : April 19 – Angie Dale. April 20 – Jody

Martin, Emma Dennison. April 22 – Scott Pennington Jr., Wayne Carpenter, Hannah Shepherd. April 23 – Shelia Wozknowiak. April 24 – Brenda Titus, Gary J. Anderson, Brian Runkel. NEWS ITEMS and/or pictures may be sent to me at mamast812@gmail.c om or by calling or texting 260-377-9475.




April 18, 2018

Roann Lions Club members would like to let you know why they need to update or delete names off the calendar each year. The Lions Club is charged for each name published on the Roann C o m m u n i t y Calendar. Therefore, it is important to delete names off if the person no longer buys a calendar, their children no longer live in the household, or they are no longer married. Several years ago, those names were kept on a card file.


Deadline nears for calendar updates

Joy Harber 765-833-5231 roannhappenings

With new technology it is all done through a web site to the company which is very c o n v e n i e n t . However, there are many names and club members do not know who they are; there is no card file

for them, and no way to contact them. Officials went through the calendar for each day and deleted a lot of names. They apologize if they took a name off by mistake, let us know please. This is the Lions Club biggest fundraiser and we appreciate your support in buying the calendars. They are $6 each and run from July to July. For those who would like to buy a calendar you, your spouse and your family members who live at home, may be included in the list-

ing. The information needs to be called to 765-833-5663 no later than April 25 please. Thank you from the Roann Lions. THE ROANN A L U M N I Association, which started in 1933, is open to anyone that ever attended Roann High School, Roann Jr. High or Roann Elementary. They invite anyone who ever attended Roann to come to their banquet which will be held at the Roann United Methodist Church on April 20. They will have a social hour beginning at 5:30 and din-

ner will be at 6:30. Those interested may call their secretary, Janet Shawver at 260-243-6314 for reservations. Cost for the dinner is $12.50 per person. The meal will be furnished by the ladies of the United Methodist Church. PLEASANT HILL United Methodist Women are having a craft bazaar May 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Various crafts available. Lunch with carry out available. R O A N N FARMER’S MARKET: Those interested in participating in the farmer’s market,

beginning in June, please contact Jerry Nelson at 765-9982863 for more information. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to Chad Cussen, Brenda Yocum, Jo Ellen Nelson, Ashley Cordes Alia Miller, David Shoue, Larry Donaldson, Nancy McCarty, Stephanie Summers, Connie Kramer, Ruth Early, Rylan Schultz, Dawn Hess, Irene Donaldson, and Larry Whitney. H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A RY this week to Mr. and Mrs. Chip Van Buskirk, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Donaldson. CHECK

OUT the Roann C o m m u n i t y Calendar of events each month at Click on Community Calendar to find out what is going on in the area. For more information, please call Roann Town Hall at 765-833-2100. ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to, or you may call the phone number listed. The deadline for news to appear in the next week’s issue of the paper is Tuesday at noon. It would be best to submit timely news items two weeks in advance.

Annette Ayres and Callie Monce show off the Safe Place sign to be placed at Bippus State Bank in North Manchester. Photo provided

NM gets new Safe Place site By The Paper staff NORTH MANCHESTER — The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has added a new Safe Place site in Wabash County. Bippus State Bank in North Manchester has become the newest businesses to open their doors for youth in crisis. “We are excited to be a part of the Safe Place program,” stated, Annette Ayres, Branch Manager, Vice-President of Bippus State Bank. Safe Place is a national program designed to provide youth immediate access to support. The primary goal is

to prevent a youth from becoming a runaway or homeless. Youth have accessed the program for family issues, peer conflict, suicidal ideations and other issues. “The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington has been providing Safe Place in Wabash County since 2013,” said Callie Monce, Safe Place/Runaway and H o m e l e s s P r e v e n t i o n Coordinator. To learn more about the Safe Place program or the Youth Services Bureau contact the office at 260-356-9681 or email questions to


April 18, 2018


FAME Festival set for April 21 Article provided

Student musical and dance performances and student art displays, along with workshops featuring guest musicians, dancers, and visual artists, will all be a part of the Wabash FAME Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Honeywell Center. Admission to the festival and participation in most activities is free. This year’s festival will spotlight the cultures of Oceania, featuring Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Samoa, and Easter Island. Brian Kruschwitz and LuAnne Harley, known as Yurtfolk, will be the guest musical artists. They will perform music using authentic instruments from the islands, incorporating songs, dance, and some storytelling in half-hour programs at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Ford Theater. They will also perform a segment during the Spotlight Concert later in the day. They will have a booth in the lobby of Honeywell Center where Brian will demonstrate instruments and then give people a chance to try to play them. He will teach some songs, share some of the stories of the islands, and LuAnne may teach some simple dances to some of the music. At another booth, festival attendees will have a chance to make two simple instruments from easily-found materials and poi balls that are used in New Zealand dancing. Brian and LuAnne’s sessions are sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. Guest visual artists will teach 30-minute workshops throughout the day. Local artist Candie Cooper McCoart will instruct students in making a wooden pendant necklace using black and white geometric designs in the art style of Vanuatu. Her sessions will be in the Haist Room on the main floor of Honeywell Center, starting at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.. Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining

unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. She has written books about beading necklaces, metalwork, felted jewelry, and designer needle felting. She has hosted the Public Television series “Hands On” and appeared on “Beads, Baubles and Jewels.” She is an adjunct instructor at M a n c h e s t e r University and teaches through the Educational Outreach program of H o n e y w e l l Foundation. She also coordinates the art portion of the Visual Performing Arts program and teaches in the summer classes. Silver Lake artist Brenda Ramseier will combine watercolor painting with paper cutting in her sessions during which students will create a coral reef painting. Students will paint the fish and coral reef and use cutting for design detail on the fish. Sessions will be in the Nixon Room downstairs in the center, beginning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.. Ramseier owns The Art Giraffe studio

where she teaches many mediums of art. She was born and raised in Indiana, graduated from Bob Jones University and received her teaching art credentials from M a n c h e s t e r University and Purdue University. She taught elementary and middle school art. Though retired from school, she is still following her love and passion for teaching by doing workshops and classes for both children and adults. This year marks the fourth year for a Composition Project as part of the FAME programming in Wabash. Seventeen fourth grade music students from throughout the county met with composer Debra Lynn and instructor Pam Haynes, both from M a n c h e s t e r University, to learn some basics about composing music. The students were divided into five groups and then researched facts about their assigned island. They investigated ways of incorporating that knowledge into their “original” themes for the composition. Using Garage Band software

on I-pads, they recorded sounds for hello and goodbye greetings from the island and then created sounds for some of the animals that might be found there. Some students also video recorded movements for the animals. Four after- school sessions took place in October at Sharp Creek Elementary. At the conclusion of the four sessions, the student projects and wove them into a larger composition entitled “Traveling Through Oceania” that will be premiered at the festival at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Theater in the Spotlight Concert. The music will be performed by the M a n c h e s t e r University Chamber Singers, with Dr. Lynn as conductor and Dr. Haynes as piano accompanist. The university singers will also sing additional repertoire during the concert. Ensemble members are Kayla Carver, Kenzie Hare, Emily Lynn, Hayley Cochran, Katrina Murray, Haley Neilson, Clayton Marcum, Jake Svay, Alvaro Castillo, Freddie Lapierre, and

Rohan Willoughby. Guest instrumentalists for the original composition will be Laura Stepanovich, flute; Lila Hammer, clarinet; Haley Neilson, ukulele; Brian Kruschwitz, didgeridoo; Mason McBride, percussion; Hailey Schneider, bass. The student composers will perform with the Chamber Singers and will then be recognized. They are Alyssa Schnepp – Sharp Creek, Ashleigh Hadley – St. Bernard, Bridget Bailey – St. Bernard, Coleson Kugler – O. J. Neighbours, Cooper Drake – Southwood, Cooper Long – O. J. Neighbours, Drake King - Sharp Creek, Elijah Stephens – Southwood, Emma Working – Southwood, Hadley West – Manchester Intermediate, Jiaye Myers – Manchester Intermediate, Kendall

Youngsters check out artwork on display at the 2017 FAME Festival. The Paper file photo France – O. J. Neighbours, Lauryn Reichenbach – Manchester Intermediate, Lillian Weaver – Southwood, Logan Graft - Sharp Creek, Milo Hupp – M a n c h e s t e r Intermediate, and Ryder Schram – Sharp Creek. Student performances by ensembles from the community will be in Legacy Hall. They are O. J. Singers at 9:00 a.m. with teacher Jennifer

Denney, Southwood 4-6 grade choir at 9:30 a.m. with teacher Sarah Rees, Vocal Impact Choirs at 10:00 a.m. directed by Emily France, S o u t h w o o d KiTndergartens at 10:30 a.m. led by teacher Lisa Fadil, Wabash Middle School seventh and eighth grade choir at 11 a.m. directed by Emily France, Wabash Middle School sixth grade (continued on page 14)

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April 18, 2018

MSD board seeks budget info By Josh Sigler Although no members of the school

board have publicly expressed support or disdain for the concept, consolidation continues to be a topic of interest for

the Metropolitan School of Wabash County. Board President Kevin Bowman on Tuesday night, April

Inclusive Park groundbreaking planned By Joseph Slacian A groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s Inclusive Park is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Wabash Park Superintendent Adam Hall, the Inclusive Park Committee’s cochair, announced the date when the Wabash Park Board met on Wednesday, April 11. The park committee reached its fundraising goal in March, thanks in part to Patronicity matching grant for $50,000. “It’s been years in the making,” Hall told the Park Board. The next step in the process, he said, is to get the final contract in order with H a g e r m a n Construction, the contractor on the project. “Once the contract is signed, it could be another 30 days before

we see work being done,” he said. Board member Sam Frazier asked if a completion date has been set. Plans, Hall told the board, have always been not to start work on the project until all the funding is received. “We were hoping to start a little earlier and be done at the end of June or July,” he said. “Now I think it’s going to be more August or September, but still good enough weather that kids will be playing on it.” In other matters, the Park Board awarded a bid to refurbish the Wabash City Park’s big pavilion to B’s Construction, Wabash. The firm bid $40,346.80, with an additional $1,300 added to wrap the fascia boards with painted aluminum. It was one of three

bids received by the board. Hall warned the board that the price could rise slightly, based on the cost of steel, which is expected to rise. The board also gave final approval to the Park Department’s five-year master plan. The plan is required for the city to qualify for such things as state and federal grants. It was the subject of a public hearing when the Wabash City Council met on March 19. The plan basically lists a variety of goals for the department over the next five years. Among those goals are an expansion of the city’s trail system, better lighting along the trails and bringing the various park facilities in line with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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11, tried to gauge interest and availability in welcoming Kevin Bates in from Data Pit Stop, who works with Wabash County – and many others – on budget numbers and projections for a work session. Bowman proposed bringing Bates in to give the board an idea of what the property tax implications might be should the board vote to consolidate with another school district in the future. “The county has worked with Darren and he has a website named Data Pit Stop,” former county councilman Jeff Dawes said during the meeting. “We’ve worked with him on

budgets and tried to forecast things maybe we should change or do different. He works with a large number of counties throughout the state, and he is good with numbers. I would highly recommend him.” Bowman broached the date of May 22 for the work session, but nothing was made official at Tuesday’s meeting. In other news, MSD’s school calendar will look a little different next year. The board voted to reduce the amount of s t a f f development/Elearning day to three down from four from the 2017-2018 year, and instead added in two days as face-to-

face snow days. First semester cancellation days may be made up first semester with E-learning Saturdays. In the second semester, cancellation days will be made up first by using the face-to-face days. Subsequent cancellations days will be made up as Elearning Saturdays. Also Tuesday: — Southwood Elementary’s Valerie Law was honored with the staff spotlight. Colleague Ann Higgins nominated Law, and spoke highly of her during the meeting. “Mrs. Law, (principal Phil) Boone and I have had a lot of opportunities to work together this

school year,” Higgins said. “And, I nominated Valerie for all the extra time she put in of her own time over fall break, creating visuals for students at her building so they can be successful in a learning environment that suits them. I appreciate all you’ve done, and I know it was a lot of time in your part, so I’d like for you to be recognized for your efforts.” — The board accepted the resignation of Northfield boys varsity basketball coach Patrick Hopkins. — MSD carried a general fund balance of over $2.5 million for March.

FAME Festival set for April 21 ...continued from page 13 choir at 11:30 a.m. directed by Emily France, and M a n c h e s t e r Intermediate fifth and sixth grade choir at noon directed by Sharon Lehman. Aside from Yurtfolk and the Spotlight Concert, there will be three other performances on the Ford Theater stage. Dancers from Playhouse Studio of Dance will perform at 9:30 a.m. Their teacher is Andrea Lanham. Wabash Valley Dance Theater students of teacher Lisa Mattern will perform at 11 a.m. The Dance Experience students of teacher Hannah Napier will perform at noon noon. Students from private music studios will perform in the Honeywell Room during the morning and early afternoon. Students of these teachers with performances times are: Eileen Dye at 9:00 a.m., Judy Ward at 9:30 a.m., Mackenzie Niccum at 10 a.m., Peggy Coppler at 10:30 a.m., Gail Vaughn at 11 a.m., Ronda Dubuque and Lisa Fadil at 11:30 a.m., Sarah Rees at noon, Kris Stephens at 12:15 pm., Mark Nevil at 12:30 p.m. Student art projects will be on display in the lobby at Honeywell Center. Schools and teachers presenting art work

are Blair Pointe Elementary in Peru Chelsea WilkinsonStover; HomeSchooled Art Class – Charly Dye, Judy Ward, and guest teachers ; Manchester Intermediate – Lana Miller; Metro North Elementary - Katy Gray; O. J. N e i g h b o u r s Elementary – Alicia Gullotti; Peru Jr. High – Nora Majors; St. Bernard Elementary Karen EiltsWalter/Susan Stewart; Sharp Creek Elementary - Lynne Keffaber; Southwood Elementary - Erica Tyson; Wabash Middle School - Jo Nordman; and The Art Giraffe Studio – Brenda Ramseier. The Best of the Best high school art program will have a display of student projects. Student and teacher-decorated items will be on display in the lobby as silent auction items. Silent bids may be registered from the start of the festival until 3 p.m. The highest bidder at 3 p.m. will purchase the unique piece of usable art and will be notified that they may pick up their purchase between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Honeywell Center. A later pickup time will be arranged if necessary. Winning poster designs submitted by area students will be framed and on display.

This year’s winners are Justin Perang, sixth grade, Blair Pointe Elementary – Chelsea WilkinsonStover, teacher; Emaline Cordes, seventh grade, HomeSchooled – Brenda Ramseier, teacher; Evie Brovont, third grade, Manchester Elementary – Christy Schuler, teacher; Breslyn Swihart, second grade, Metro North Elementary – Katy Gray, teacher; Emma Bone, fifth grade, Sharp Creek Elementary – Lynne Keffaber, teacher; Avery Buckler, sixth grade, Southwood Elementary – Erica Tyson, teacher; Morgan Butcher, seventh grade, Wabash Middle School – Jo Nordman, teacher. The popular Imaginarium make-it, take-it craft area, featuring island- themed projects, will be in the downstairs Skating Rink. Projects are Aboriginal slap sticks, boomerangs, a coral reef paper collage, hand print, Hawaiian lei, jelly fish, metal necklace, parrot puppet, rainsticks, silhouettes for aboriginal dot painting, and tiki mask. These projects were designed and materials prepared by Katy Gray, Alicia Gullotti, Lynne Keffaber, Erica Tyson and Chelsea Wilkinson-Stover. White FAME tshirts with the On the

Reef logo may be purchased and colored with fabric markers. Additional all-day activities in the lobby will be a USAirborne Book Display with Deanna Azbell; FAME Camp; and the Best of the Best Art Display. FAME (Foundation for Art and Music in Education), celebrating its 31st year, sponsors arts activities for students in elementary and junior high/middle schools in Northern Indiana. The parent organization is in Ft. Wayne with headquarters in the Auer Center for Art and Culture in downtown Ft. Wayne. Wabash’s festival is supported by grants and donations and is expected to be selfsupporting in its finances. The local planning committee, headed by Judy Ward, appreciates the support of various foundations, businesses, and individuals who support FAME with monetary donations. Major supporters this year include C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Wabash County, Ford Meter Box F o u n d a t i o n , H o n e y w e l l Foundation, Inc., Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity, and Wabash County United Fund.


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Poole’s Meat Market continues to grow By Josh Sigler

When Scott Poole got Poole’s Meat Market up and running in 2006, the market had just two employees and offered a short list of items, including beef, pork and a few grocery items. Poole has used his 20 years in the food industry to grow his business by leaps and bounds over the past 12 years, recently adding his son Taylor to the fray as well as new lines of deli meats and sauces. “This has always been my dream to have a fresh market where you can walk in here and ask to have anything cut how you want it, in the quantity you want it, and have it packaged the way you want it,” Scott said. “I’ve always stressed that customer service is a thing that’s not very often happening. We pride ourselves on the customer service end of it.” Taylor moved away to California to pur-

Scott Poole weighs ground beef on a scale during business hours at Poole’s Meat Market on Tuesday, April 10. Poole started the market 12 years ago, and has enjoyed its growth. Photo by Josh Sigler.

Taylor Poole cuts deli meat on the slicer. Taylor, Scott’s son, joined the business full-time about a year ago. Photo by Josh Sigler.

sue a motorcross career, and once that ended, came back home to enter the family business with his father. “It was always my dream to do that when I was in high school,” Taylor said. “ (Motorcross) didn’t work out, and this was Plan B. I’ve been here on and off since high school, and now full time for a year. Being able to help customers and give them exactly what they want (is enjoyable).

The market is also capable to smoking large amounts of meat for the purposes of catering and customers seeking large orders. Patrons can call at the beginning of the week, let the market know what they want, and have their order completed for pick up most times by Friday. “It’s something we’ve been working on for the last year, but we’ve got it perfected now,” Scott said. “It’s really starting to take off. We’ve only been offering that to customers for

And, working with your dad is fun.” Taylor has brought with him an infusion of fresh ideas to implement in the market. Thanks to him, the market is now gluten- and MSGfree. Taylor also was instrumental in bringing in two new lines of product, including Boar’s Head deli meats and Midwest Fresh sauces. “It’s a pleasure and a dream for myself

having my son work for me, “Scott said. “What he brings to the table is new ideas that I haven’t thought about, and also the social media end of it.” Poole’s also now has a smoker trailer which can hold up to 400 pounds of meat. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the market offers some smoked meat items which are fully cooked and served in the deli as a heat-andserve item.

Relay for Life Wabash County set for April 21

about three weeks.” The staff has grown from two employees back in 2006 to eight full-time and four part-time employees in present day. “With that comes a few headaches, but it’s been very successful,” Scott said. “To me it’s exciting. It’s the dream I wanted. I don’t think we’re done where we’re at. I think we’ll continue to grow.” The market has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-service grocery store today, offering 40 different cheeses,

home made bratwurst and beef jerky, as well as salads that are made fresh in house. “These are some strong points that have made us successful in what we’re doing different from another store,” Scott said. “We want to offer something you can’t get anywhere else. We’re not so concerned about the price. We’re worried about the quality and the service. That’s the main goal – our mission. My motto is “A cut above,” and I think we’re there.”

By The Paper staff

NORTH MANCHESTER – Wabash County is uniting as one team to fight against cancer and is inviting the community to join the team on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the M a n c h e s t e r Community Schools Administration Office, when we come together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and their search for a cure. The MCS Administration Office is located at 404 W. Ninth Street, North Manchester. Parking is available at the facility or nearby in the Manchester High School parking areas. The theme for the 2018 Relay for Life is “Plow Under Cancer” and honors those who have planted seeds of hope in the battle against cancer. O p e n i n g Ceremonies will begin at noon in the Auditorium. The ceremony will include the presentation of the flag by the

Survivors lead a victory lap at the 2017 Relay for Life. The Paper file photo American Legion Post 286 and the National Anthem sung by Madisyn Schmidt. A special lap for survivors and their caregivers will follow and the survivors and their caregivers will be honored with a Luncheon held in the Auditorium shortly after. Relay for Life Teams from the Wabash County community will host events, food booths, and games throughout the day to raise funds. Entertainment includes Madisyn

Schmidt, Marshall Love, Dakota Parker and J.P. Freeman as the “Eel River Rambler.” Teams will be located at various sites throughout the building. The walking track will be indoors as team members circle the hallways around the Survivors Luncheon and auditorium. The Silent Auction will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Media Center located just off the walking track. A special addition this year is the Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach

to be located onsite throughout the day. The luminaria ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. and will include the reading of names and lighting of the luminaria. Visitors are encouraged to purchase luminaria prior to the event or throughout the day. Closing Ceremonies begin at 7:45 p.m. For more information about Relay for Life Wabash County in North Manchester visit our Facebook page or look us up at

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VIEWPOINT Playground committee appreciates support Dear Editor, Wabash’s Inclusive Playground committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our “$50K in 50 Days” Patronicity crowdfunding campaign. Your donations during this time helped the Inclusive Playground earn a $50,000 match from the CreatINg Places program, a partnership between Patronicity and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. We received so much support during this campaign and wanted to show our appreciation to everyone who helped make it happen. Aside from making donations, we want to thank everyone who supported our efforts by attending our fundraisers and events, sharing our posts on social media, participating in our contests, and generally helping us to keep the spirit of our campaign alive during those fifty days. A special thanks to all of the businesses and organizations that hosted fundraisers during our “$50K in 50 Days” campaign including Harvey Hinklemeyers, Wellbrooke of

Wabash, Culver’s restaurant, Modoc’s Market, Goodfellas Pizza, Charley Creek Inn, Knights of Columbus, The Noisemaker, The Access, Stella & Dot consultant Krissy Cunningham, Nerium consultant Natalie Unger and ThirtyOne consultant Kari Johnson. Thanks also to Chapman’s Wabash for allowing us to host our family game night at their taproom, Smokin’ For a Cause for providing the food for that

event, and Servisoft Ecowater for providing water for that event. Additionally, we would like to say a huge thank you to our local elementary schools for holding “Pennies for Play” fundraisers. OJ Neighbours Elementary, Southwood Elementary, Metro North Elementary, Sharp Creek Elementary, and St. Bernard Elementary all hosted the “Pennies for Play” competi-

Hicks deserves consideration To the Editor, There are five candidates running for Sheriff of Wabash County in the Republican Primary and I know four of them. Each would do a good job if elected. However I will be supporting Steve Hicks for this position because I believe he is a candidate with substance and he will do a great job. I have known Steve Hicks for several years and worked alongside him many times. He has worked in about every position and rank at the jail and served as Major (the second ranking officer) for a time. This is important because as Sheriff he is going to need this knowledge while dealing with a variety of issues as they arise. He knows how to handle anything from citizens’ complaints to major crimes scenes. He won’t have to guess what to do, he has already done it. He is a Crime Scene Investigator certified through extensive training with the Indiana State Police. This is a really big accomplishment that I haven’t seen done by any other officer in Wabash County. When I had a crime scene that needed his expertise, he was there. With his collection of evidence we were able to make an arrest. He has worked with me on many other situations. He always treated me respectfully and as an equal. Steve has a vision for the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department starting from day one. In taking the time to talk with Steve you will not get the standard cookie cutter answers to your questions. He has in depth information on many subjects and will take the time to explain them to you. School security is an issue on everyone’s

mind. Active shooter training is essential in today’s law enforcement. Steve wants to take this one step further and not only train law enforcement but he sees a need to train with dispatchers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians so everyone can be on the same page in case of an emergency. Steve Hicks has many “out of the box” ideas that are based in common sense and has done a tremendous amount of research in hopes of getting them implemented if he is honored to be elected as Sheriff. Steve Hicks knows the entire county. He knows where Chester and Pleasant Townships are along with Disko, Laketon, Liberty Mills, North Manchester and Servia. He has spent a lot of duty time patrolling these areas. He is familiar with the residents and what to look for to protect and serve them. It was always kind of a joke at the North Manchester Police Department that we could tell when there was a Sheriff ’s election coming up. Candidates running for that position would drop in frequently and sit around and talk with us. As soon as the election was over, poof- they were gone until the next election. Steve Hicks has been involved in our area, working with the North Manchester Police Department and alongside its officers for many years- no background check required. Having a Sheriff that already has established bonds with these officers will greatly benefit these two departments. I am voting for Steve Hicks for Sheriff of Wabash County. I hope you will too. — Steve Olsen, North Manchester

tions. Collectively the schools raised an astounding $12,000 from those fundraisers! Southwood Elementary also hosted a fundraiser event that helped boost their total funds collected to over $6,400! The generosity of these kids and their families is truly amazing, and their efforts go to show that every penny counts. We also want to thank Northfield High School for donating the proceeds from their annual charity intramural basketball game and the Northfield Key Club for donating $1,000 to the campaign from fundraisers they held on our behalf. We are honored that these schools were willing to spend the time and effort to support our cause. Finally, we would like to thank Patronicity and the IHCDA for this crowdfunding and matching opportunity that allowed us to finish out our fundraising and move towards the construction process that will make this dream of inclusive play a reality! In starting this campaign, we were just hoping that the community would believe in this

project and support us with $50,000 in donations so that we could get that $50,000 match. You all knocked it out of the park and your donations far exceeded our wildest expectations. Donations were made both online through the Patronicity website and offline through the Community Foundation, the fiscal sponsor of the project. Our most recent funding report shows that our total raised from both online and offline donations was more than $89,000!! The playground is now officially fully funded and construction should begin this spring. Should there be any remaining funds not used for construction, a maintenance fund will be created with those funds for future maintenance or repairs needed for this playground. There are just not enough words of thanks to tell this community how grateful we are for your support. This playground will be your playground, and we can’t wait to get it done for you to enjoy! - Wabash’s Inclusive Playground Committee

Baker would do fine job as county sheriff Dear Editor: There’s an old saying: “The only source of knowledge is experience”; I hope sharing a few of my experiences will be of help to my friends and neighbors as they ponder their vote in this year’s election… Part of my day-to-day includes opportunity to meet various groups and individuals. We dream together, work alongside one another and take time to consider the current and future well being of our community. Throughout the years, I have sat with Ryan Baker in meetings, and served food alongside him at charity events. I have watched as he took time out of his day to play ping-pong with kids that needed to know they mattered. I have seen him show up with bags of food at just the right time. Ryan has this unique ability to make the person he is speaking to, regardless of age or background, feel safe and at ease. This is important to me, and to those I walk with in our community. I have also had the privilege of seeing Ryan in his role (from his

beginnings as a Jail Officer to his current position as Detective Sergeant) at the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Dept. He approaches his responsibilities in a manner that instills confidence in those around him and calm in those facing extreme situations. This steadiness allows room for ideas and solutions that may have been lost in the noise of tension and chaos. I appreciate the fact that Ryan values the importance of education in his role, but mostly I appreciate the way he is willing to share that knowledge with his community. There are those who “do” in order to receive praise and promotion and those who “do” because it’s the right thing. I can say with certainty that Ryan Baker is in the latter group. I am voting for Ryan Baker for Sheriff of Wabash County because I believe his leadership style, communication skills, focus on servanthood, emphasis on continuing education, and desire to protect every neighbor is the right thing for our county and our communities. – Liz Hobbs, Wabash

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Norris Insurance receives honor

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By The Paper staff Norris Insurance on Wednesday, April 11, at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community. Norris Insurance provides auto, home, farm, business, life and health protection through each of its 15 north central Indiana locations, including Somerset. The Governor’s Century and Half Century Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive

Members of the Lagro Canal Foundation accept a $500 donation from Melanie Penn, president of the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Tri Kappa. The Foundaton is seeking to refurbish three buildings in downtown Lagro. Photo provided

Gov. Eric Holcomb (left) congratulates John Norris, owner of Norris Insurance, prior to presenting him with a Half Century Business Award. Photo provided years and have demonstrated a commitment to communi-

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Brigid Templin – Jeremy Felheim Merrill and Melissa Templin, Wabash, and Randy and Linda Felheim, Marion, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Brigid Templin and Jeremy Felheim. Miss Templin is a graduate of Emmanuel Christian School. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in drawing and painting with a minor in education from Grace College. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a registered nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing at Vernon Health and Rehabilitation, Wabash. Felheim is a gradu-


ate of Emmanuel Christian School. He is employed as a highway tech 3 with the Indiana Department of Transportation. The couple plans a

3:30 p.m. ceremony Sept. 22 at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. Following the marriage, the couple will live in Marion.

Wabash resident to participate in Trine concert Article provided ANGOLA — The Trine University Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Ryan Concert Hall of T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. Christian Gaston of Wabash, a Business Management major, will perform with the

orchestra on oboe. The concert is open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra, directed by Prof. Mark Kays, chair of Trine’s Department of Music, will present four selections before concluding with “Anthems of Love” by Susan Boersma and Dan Forrest, where the orchestra will be

joined by the choir and hand bell choir from the Angola First United Methodist Church and the Trine University Choir. The Trine University Choir is under the direction of Geoff North, D. Mus. The Angola First United Methodist Church Choir is directed by Jeri Mow, and the Hand Bell

Warriors of the Week:

Choir is directed by Denille Conklin. The orchestra will open with “Erin Isle Sketches” by Elliot Del Borgo, followed by “Prelude ‘49th Parallel’ “ by Ralph Vaughn Williams, “Enigma Variation IX. Nimrod” by Edward Elgar and “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Percy Aldridge Grainger.

Warriors of the Week for the week of April 13 at North Miami Elementary School are (from left) Della Snow, Jack Jumper, Jewell Onett, Karasyn Kuhn, Nikki Converse, Lilly Quinn, and Jonny Augustyn. Photo provided

Mr. & Mrs. Rod Brubaker Mr. & Mrs. Rod Brubaker will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on April 14. Brubaker and the former Kathy Hill were married on April 14, 1973, at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Peru, with Carolyn Hill Gerhart, sister of the bride, as matron of honor, and Clarence Rathbun as best man. The Brubakers owned and operated K&R Office Supply in Wabash for 30 years. They are currently employed with Indoff Business Products. They have three children, Byron Brubaker, Brandi Brown, Ben (Brittany) Brubaker and daughter-in-law Shelley Fraustein, all of Wabash.

They have 10 grandchildren, Joshua (Desiree) Brubaker, Fort Wayne; Jacob (Kasey) Brubaker, Liberty; Christopher Brown, Kirsti-Ann Brubaker and Blaine Brubaker, all of Wabash; Jasmine Brubaker and Kylie Brubaker, Flora; and Camden Brubaker and Cooper Brubaker, both of Wabash. They also have a great-grandchild and four great-great-grandchildren. An open house took place Saturday, April 14, at 808 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Editor’s Note: Because of information provided The Paper of Wabash County, information on the number of family members was incorrectly reported in the April 11 issue.



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Candidate meet and greet planned By Joseph Slacian

Wabash County Farm Bureau, in conjunction with The Paper of Wabash County and Wabash WebTV, will sponsor a candidate meet and greet on Tuesday, April 24. The event will be in the Elrod Building at the Wabash County Fairgrounds.

Candidates seeking Wabash County governmental positions will be on hand to meet the public and answer questions from 6-8 p.m. Throughout the evening, the Wabash WebTV crew will be on hand to conduct one-on-one interviews with candidates in the county’s various contested races. The interviews are

being taped and will be played prior to the

election on Wabash WebTV.

P.E.O. has March meeting

P.E.O. Chapter BY had its regular meeting Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the home of Janet Leeka. Chaplain Pat Va n l a n d i n g h a m opened the meeting with devotions from Colossians 2:6-7 and prayer. Eileen Dye reported that the spring social will take place Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Make It Your Own. Each sister will select a piece of pottery to design. Guests are welcome. The fund raiser for this year will be something new. P.E.O. will combine with Garden Gate Greenhouse selling gift certificates. Any sister will have the gift cards available for purchase. They can be redeemed during the spring, summer or fall of this year. All members and guests are welcome to join us for lunch Thursday, March 22, at 11:30, at Harvey Hinklemeyer’s. Officers for the 2018-19 year were installed. They are as follows: President Beth Perkins, Vice President Maggie Wimberly, Recording Secretary Linda Miller, Corresponding Secretary Christy Reynolds, Treasurer Jane Barlow, Chaplain Pat Vanlandingham and Guard Gail Bussard. Refreshments were served by hostesses Janet Leeka and Jane Barlow. The April meeting will be held April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Charley Creek

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Miller wins Voice of Democracy award time of need, and to recognize when we as individuals, and as a country, are being influenced by others. In her words, she states “We are a nation built on the freedoms given to us by the rigorous fighting of men and women that have fought for this country. They have risked everything for me and you and guess what, they don’t even know me or you.” Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy

Halle Miller By The Paper Staff Wabash Sophomore Halle Miller was named a Voice of Democracy Award Citation winner, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as part of the Voice of Democracy

Audio Essay competition. Miller’s original essay and audio recording, entitled ‘Hope for the Future,’ focused on the selflessness and standard set by our veterans for others – the kind treatment all people,

Keep campaign signs out of rights-of-way By The Paper staff

INDIANAPOLIS — As primary elections approach, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from state right-of-way according to Indiana Code 9-21-46. INDOT personnel are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way. Areas that should remain sign-free include: Intersections Interchanges Rights-of-way that run parallel to highways Where the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back

of the ditch or behind utility poles. INDOT personnel will remove campaign signs and other illegal signs from right-ofway—pursuant to code —as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities. Crews may also remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction. Campaign signs placed off the right-of-way will not be removed. Removed signs will be taken to the nearest INDOT facility. Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.

whether they are a stranger or relative. It also focused on being understanding and helpful of those in

has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ premier scholarship program for students in grades nine through 12. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s 2018-19 theme was ‘Why my vote matters.’




April 18, 2018

Museum offers behind-the-scenes tour By The Paper staff The Wabash County Historical Museum is home to some 175,000 artifacts, many of which are being pre-

served in their lower level storage or in the Richard E. Ford Archives and Research Center. The museum, as part of its “Your

History. Your Museum.” Campaign, will be offering public tours of their collections storage spaces. These tours will allow guests to see items not

often available for public viewing and also learn about the preservation processes used by the Museum. The tours will take place on Tuesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 26, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. To ensure the safety of the collection and guests, space is very limited for each tour and no children will be permitted. “The museum is honored to store some of Wabash County’s most important documents and objects but unfortunately, the casual visitor doesn’t always get to have access to these items,”

said Mitch Figert, President and CEO of the museum. “Our hope is to not only highlight some of these important objects, but also to share the work we do every day behind the scenes to ensure these items will be around for future generations.” Over the past year, the museum has taken steps to improve collection management and storage. Thanks in part to a Heritage Support Grant from the Indiana Historical Society, collection management policies have been refreshed, volunteers have been trained, and storage

spaces have been redesigned. In addition, new technology has been purchased to allow for scanning and digitizing of items, and countless acid-free boxes have been ordered and filled with artifacts. However, with more than 175,000 artifacts, the team at the Museum has only made a small dent in the collection over the past few months. “By allowing individuals to see behind the scenes at the Museum our hope is to get more people engaged with the Museum as a volunteer, donor, or simply by visiting the Museum if they

haven’t been here before” said Figert. Due to safety and security guidelines, space for each tour is limited. Those interested should contact the Museum at 260563-9070 to reserve a spot. The cost for the tours is free for Museum Members and included with daily admission for non-members. The Wabash County Historical Museum is located at 36 E Market Street in Downtown Wabash. The Museum’s normal operating hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Musicale to host program:

Members of Wabash Musicale rehearse a number to be performed during An Evening with Musicale on April 24, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Wabash Musicale is now finishing its 51st season of bringing music to the community. This year’s program will feature the chorus in a variety of sounds, a clarinet duo, vocal solos, a sextet, and a piano duo. The concert is free and open to all. There will be a social time after the concert. Photo by Joseph Slacian



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Plans begin for 2018 Garden Festival cat vaccines, rabies shots and heart

By The Paper staff The Wabash Garden Festival committee is already making plans for the 21st annual event on Aug. 18. The festival boasts a wide variety of v e n d o r s featuring everything from yard and garden equipment to mowers and tillers to landscaping ideas and arts and crafts. Approximately 500 to 800 visitors have visited the festival in recent years. And most of these visitors stay at the festival for three or four hours at a time, looking at the wares the vendors are displaying, eating lunch and checking out the chairs at the everpopular Chair Affair. The festival also features kids crafts and various other activities throughout the grounds. These activities are both fun and educational.

Father and son Eric and Casey Reaves will present “Animation & Music” at the Honeywell House on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. Cartoonist Eric Reaves will speak about his artistic background and the comic industry. Casey, his son, will major in musical theatre this fall. He is applying to Julliard and Michigan, and will sing from his audition repertoire. Eric Reaves started out his career as a

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Youngsters try their hand at crafts during the 2017 Wabash Garden Festival. The Paper file photo The Wabash Animal Shelter will also be on site, offer-

ing a variety of services including health wellness checks,

micro chipping and registration, nail trimming, dog and

Father, son to speak at Honeywell House By The Paper staff

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high school art teacher, followed by a position as a Creative Director for a top apparel manufacturer. There he created artwork for Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Barbie and several other top brands. In 1994, he began cartooning professionally when he joined Paws, Inc., the studio of Garfield in Muncie, Indiana. As assistant cartoonist, Eric helped draw the Garfield comic for 17 years. In 2009, Eric began helping Chance Browne draw the Hi & Lois comic strip.

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He joined forces with Browne Creative Enterprises full-time in 2012. Having been a lifelong fan of Dik Browne’s art, Eric described drawing Dik’s characters as “a humbling, yet daily thrill!” On occasion, he teaches as an adjunct professor at Indiana

Wesleyan University, his alma mater. This event is free and open to the public. To make a reservation to attend this event, please call 260563-2326 ext. 1, or visit the Honeywell House website at w w w. h o n e y w e l l


DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Wabash library to host cupcake competition THE PAPER

April 18, 2018

By The Paper staff

FISH & TENDERLOIN DINNER All proceeds go to Lagro PArk Board!

On Wednesday, May 9, Wabash Carnegie Public Library will host its 4th Annual Cupcake Competition at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Program Room. In previous years, the contest was open to adults only. This year the competition

Saturday, April 28th 3-7 pm Tickets: $9 for Adults • $6 Children 6-12 yrs. Children 5 and under free All you can eat fish & Tenderloin with Cole Slaw, fries, green beans & drinks. Desserts with free will donation. *carry-outs Available* 42410

Comedian Jeanne Robertson is set to take the Ford Theater stage at the Honeywell Center on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 a.m. This is Robertson’s third appearance at the Honeywell Center. Robertson’s act includes stories

petition so we are excited to see what they’re going to bring to the competition this year.” Participants do not need a library card to enter or attend this event. It is absolutely free, but registration is required to compete. A full list of contest rules is available

at the library or on the WCPL website. Interested entrants can register for the event at the library, by phone 260-5632972, or via the library’s event calend a r s/eventscalendar. The library is located at 188 West Hill Street.

about her friends, family and everyday situations with a comedic spin. She discusses a wide range of subjects, regaling audiences with her experiences as a 6-foot-2inch Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss American Pageant or talks of life with her husband, “left brain.”

Tickets are being sold for $36, $26 and $19, and can be purchased online at or by calling the Honeywell Foundation box office at 260-563-1102. For more information about the H o n e y w e l l Foundation, visit



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constantly looking for ways to make it more accessible to everyone,” said Rachel Parks, Wabash Carnegie Public Library C o m m u n i t y O u t r e a c h Coordinator. “In each of the past three years, there were kids who wanted to take part in the com-

Robertson returns to Honeywell Center By The Paper staff

Located at the Lagro Community Building

will be open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded to the top voted cupcake in a Junior division (ages 12 and under), a Teen division (ages 13-17), and an Adult division (ages 18 and over). “The cupcake competition is one of our most popular events at WCPL and we are

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William ‘Roger’ Story, 72

Former Clerk-Treasurer

Owned Story Electric Motor Repair

Meredith A. “Brownie” Brown, 81, of Goodyear, Ariz., and former resident of Wabash and Huntington, died at his home on Friday, April 6, at 12:15 p.m.. He was born March 5, 1937, in Marion, Ohio, to George and Mabel (James) Brown. Brownie was a graduate of Huntington High School and received his associate degree from International Business College in Fort Wayne. He married Barbara Hart on May 28, 1955. Brownie worked at Wabash Magnetics for 36 years as Data Processing Manager. In 1996, he was elected Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Wabash; serving in that capacity for 16 years, retiring in 2012. He is survived by his wife Barbara Brown, Goodyear; his daughter Sheri (Tim) Niccum, Goodyear; his son Gregg (Denise) Brown, Mason, Ohio; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters Sharon (Jerry) Helvie, rural Huntington, and Marsha (Duane) Rhamy, rural Wabash. He was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Dick and Jerry Brown. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Monday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Grandstaff - Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash with Pastor John Cook and the Rev. Larry Ray officiating. Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m., Monday, April 30, at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the First United Methodist Church or Animal Shelter of Wabash County. The memorial guest book for Brownie can be signed at

Larry Zellers Past Masonic Grand Master



Meredith ‘Brownie’ Brown, 81 March 5, 1937 – April 6, 2018


Aug. 24, 1945 – April 10, 2018

William “Roger” Story, 72, of rural Wabash, died at 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1945, in Wabash, to William Jerome Story and Bonnie Mae (Bates) Story Lake. Roger was a 1963 graduate of Northfield High School in Wabash. He married Ann M. Yoder in Wabash on July 30, 1965. He owned and operated Story Electric Motor Repair in Wabash. Roger was a member of the Grace Community Church in Marion. He was a life member of the Wabash Moose Lodge and a member of the Hannah Masonic Lodge in Wabash. He enjoyed flying his own planes, and fishing with his longtime friend Dick Lancaster. He is survived by his wife, Ann M. Story of Wabash; two daughters, Janet Story of Wabash, and Ann Tysinger of Urbana; two granddaughters, Carter Tysinger and Parker Tysinger, both of Urbana; brother, David Story of Columbia City, and longtime employee and friend, Terry Baker of Silver Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford Pike, Marion, with Pastor Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. "In lieu of flowers, Roger requested that you take your family out to dinner. The memorial guest book for Roger may be signed at

Oct. 25, 1936 – April 8, 2018

Larry Joe Zellers of LaFontaine, died on April 8, 2018 at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. He was born on Oct. 25, 1936, in Kewanna, to the Arnold and Ione (Reed) Zellers. Larry married Janice L. Wagoner on Jan. 20, 1956, in Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, GeNelle Smoker, and a grandson, Christopher Zellers. His survived by his wife, Janice; four children, Steve (Mary) Zellers, Lagro, Daniel (Donna) Zellers, Rochester, Kandy Vicini, Indianapolis, Rodney (Becky) Zellers, Wabash; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Larry was retired from General Motors (Fisher Body) after 32 years. He was a member of Lincolnville United Methodist Church, LaFontaine Masonic Lodge No.295, where he was past Grand Master. He was a proud UAW member. Larry was an avid Cubs fan and fisherman. He loved to travel and visited 48 of the 50 states. He and Janice spent their winters in Texas. Funeral services were Thursday, April 12, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Melissa Rice officiating. Visitation was Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the funeral home with Masonic services taking place. Memorials can be donated to the Wabash Cancer Society or the Encouraging Truth Ministries Church in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Guadalupe Ryder, 67

Guadalupe Ryder, 67, of Marion, died Sunday, April 8, 2018. Visitation and funeral services were Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel. LaFontaine. Burial at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Russell Rowe, 80 Russell Rowe, 80, of Marion, passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Services were Tuesday, April 17, at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

James Snyder, 58 James A. Snyder, 58, of Urbana, passed away at 4:06 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born on Dec. 10, 1959. A private service will at a later date. McDonald Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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Dorothy Tanner, 93 Enjoyed bowling Oct. 7, 1924 – April 13, 2018

Dorothy Jean Friermood Tanner, 93, of Kokomo, passed at 1:35 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018, at Aperion Care in Kokomo. She was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Wabash, to Arthur and Carrie (Cook) Hall. Dorothy was a graduate of Wabash High School. She married Robert Roger Friermood in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Sept. 2, 1944; he died Nov. 5, 1981. She then married Lt. Cmdr Forrest Arthur Tanner in Scottsdale, Ariz., on July 10, 1990; he died Sept. 29, 2000. Dorothy worked at EmmaLou’s in Wabash 17 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and P.E.O., both of Wabash. She was an avid bowler and golfer, and enjoyed crafts and quilting. Dorothy was a resident of Wabash until 1981, moving to Sun City, Ariz., then to Lafayette in 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Marcia S. (Scott) Friermood Chamberlain of Wabash, and Gloria Friermood Olsen of South Carolina, son-in-law Kendall Olsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren, Amy (Travis) Spoede of Texas, Julie Baker of Tennessee, Angela Jo (Jim) Chamberlain Vincent of Peru, LaMont (Christine) Chamberlain of Urbana, Cindee Cox of Muncie, Kendall Ryan (Shelli) Olsen of Toole, Utah, and Jennifer (Dr. Riley) Olsen Stringham of Provo, Utah, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, four step-children, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 daughters Carol Jean Friermood and Karen K. Friermood Kristopher, 11 brothers and sisters. There will be no services, Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. The memorial guest book for Dorothy may be signed at

Gregory A. Nearhouse, 70 Enjoyed woodworking Nov. 22, 1947 – April 7, 2018

Gregory A. Nearhouse, 70, formerly of Wabash and now living in Willifod, Ark., passed away on April 7, 2018. He was born in Wabash on Nov. 22, 1947. He moved to Williford in 2013. He enjoyed fishing, working in the garage and his passion, woodworking. He was always willing to help anyone. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Johnson, Kendalville; two daughters, Tyna Clifton and Angie Nearhouse, both of Wabash; a stepson, Craig Reaser; and three grandchildren, Thomas Rockenbaugh, Anna Clifton and Jacob Reaser. Wortham Funeral Home, Hardy, Ark., handled arrangements.



April 18, 2018

Katherine Donaldson, 83

F. Earl Montel, 91

Worked as telephone operator

Owned Montel Livestock

Aug. 12, 1934 – April 10, 2018

Katherine E. “Kate” Donaldson, 83, of rural Wabash, died at 8:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru. She was born Aug. 12, 1934, in Wabash, to Walter and Adeline (Weirs) Banister. Kate married Norman Lee “Bud” Donaldson at Wabash First United Methodist Church on August 29, 1960. She was a telephone operator for General Telephone in Wabash, and also delivered newspapers for the Wabash Plain Dealer motor route. Kate was a member and past secretary of the Wabash Women of the Moose. She enjoyed fishing, raising flowers, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Norman Lee “Bud” Donaldson of Wabash; five children, Hubert “Hub” (Lynn) Baker of Lincolnville, Indiana, Walter “Wally” Baker of Wabash, Michael “Mike” (Kim) Baker of Lynn Haven, Florida, Maurice “Maury” (Rhonda) Donaldson and Rita Donaldson Cooper, all of Wabash; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and brothers,and sister John Banister, Bryan Banister, and Anita Vrem, all of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial was in Matlock Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation was Friday, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is the National MS Society. The memorial guest book for Kate may be signed at

Wabash Police Citations April 2 Adam P. Gray, 32, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended. April 3 Don L. Cantrell, 56, Wabash, cited for driving while suspended infraction and an expired plate. April 5 Robert K. Hiatt, 40,Wabash, cited for driving while suspended prior. Steven N. Gill, 59, Wabash, cited for an expired registration. Arrests April 2 Levi D. Smith, 23, Lagro, arrested for possession of a controlled substance. April 3 Ronnie G. Daugherty Jr., 31, Wabash, petition to revoke probation for driving while suspended. April 4 Scott H. Miller, 25, Wabash, arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance. April 5 Chad R. Parrett, 35, Wabash, arrested for child molestation. April 6 Taylor N. Johnson, 19, Lagro, petition to revoke probation for possession of methamphetamine. Stefani L. Engledow, 28, Peru, arrested for operating while intoxicated, possession of paraphernalia and failure to signal. April 7 Andrew C. Downing, 30, Hendersonville, Tenn., arrested for possession of a


syringe. April 8 Ernie R. Lucas, 50, Wabash, arrested for resisting law enforcement. April 9 Nicole E. Cooper, 24, Rensselaer, petition to revoke probation for possession of methamphetamine. Accidents April 5 At 6:08 p.m., a vehicle driven by Derek P. Wilcox, 21, Wabash, collided with a vehicle driven by Carol J. Horn, 75, Wabash, near the intersection of Water Street and Miami Street. Wilcox and Horn were both transported to Parkview Wabash Hospital after complaining of head and knee pain and chest pain, respectively. At 8:59 p.m., a vehicle driven by Brandy J. Eubank, 42, Somerset, sustained damage crossing the railroad tracks near the intersection of Wabash Street and Hill Street. April 6 At 3:43 p.m., a vehicle driven by Kenneth M. Howard, 42, Bunker Hill, collided with a utility pole near the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Huntington Street. April 8 At 12:19 p.m., a vehicle driven by Samuel L. Rohr, 45, Rochester, collided with a vehicle driven by Klayton R. Helsel, 18, Wabash, at 1439 N. Cass St. April 10 At 4:42 p.m., an unidentified black semi sideswiped a vehicle driven by Wendy D. Frazier, 50,

Wabash, at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Wabash Street. Wabash Sheriff ’s Department Citations March 16 Bryce A. Roberts, 24, Kewanna, cited for speeding. April 4 Bradley A. Temple, 36, LaFontaine, cited for an expired license plate. April 7 Devin C. Ledig, 23, Marion, cited for speeding. Bookings April 4 Valerie K. Ramsey, 36, Wabash, charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle. Kristi L. Ferguson, 40, Wabash, petition to revoke drug court and probation for possession of methamphetamine. April 5 Jeremy L. Conover, 30, Laketon, charged with criminal trespass. Jacob L. Hahn, 19, Indianapolis, petition to revoke probation for theft. Casey G. Brainard, 20, New Haven, petition to revoke probation for possession of marijuana. Donna K. Sadler, 37, Wabash, petition to revoke EHD for operating a motor vehicle as a habitual traffic violator. Joshua I. Wallace, 28, Wabash, petition to revoke bond for driving while suspended. April 6 Kenneth R. Spencer, 33, Wabash, petition to revoke probation for dealing in a controlled substance.

F. Earl Montel, 91, North Manchester, has gone home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ. He was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Kosciusko County, to Artie R. & Bertha (Beigh) Montel. He graduated from Leesburg High School in 1944. On Jan. 11, 1948, he married Phyllis E. Bolinger. She passed away Aug. 6, 2013. He was owner-operator of Montel Livestock Equipment for 30 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of Gideon’s International since 1962. Earl is survived by daughters, Karen Sue (Walter) Burns, North Manchester, and Kathy Ann (Charles) Douglass, North Manchester; sisters, Bernice Fisher, Syracuse, Betty Yoder, Goshen, and Barbara (Gene) Rarick, New Paris; grandchildren, Shelly Leifer (David) Cunningham, North Manchester, Greg (Jill) Caudill, Fort Wayne, Chad Allen, North Manchester, Amy Jo Allen, Goshen, Shane (Kim) Burns, Wabash, Doug (Andrea) Douglass, Huntington, and Brian (Sara) Douglass, Huntington, and nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. One brother is deceased. Visitation and funeral serves were Monday, April 16, Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Services will be Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. For those who wish to honor the memory of Earl Montel, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 McKee Mortuary handled arrangements. Condolences may be sent at

Rebecca L. Flores, charged with failure to appear, and petition to revoke for operating a vehicle with a BAC of .15 or more. April 7 Jamie L. Seeley, 35, North Manchester, charged with possession of stolen property. April 9 Brandy J. Eubank, 42, Somerset, charged with possession of a hypodermic needle. Kendra N. Teague, 35, Marion, petition to revoke probation for theft. April 10 Denise R. Long, 34, charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with priors. Luke A. Hubler, 32, North Manchester, charged with domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, domestic battery strangulation, and invasion of privacy. Accidents April 3 At 4:23 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jonathan D. Clark, 43, Huntington, collided with goats on County Road 300 East near the intersection of County Road 800 North. April 8 At 12:05 p.m., a vehicle driven by David A. McVicker, 62, Lagro, collided with a wild turkey on U.S. 24 East near County Road 400 East. North Manchester Citations April 10 Austin T. Coughlin, 22, Fairland, cited for

driving while suspended. April 11 Keegan R. Quintero, 21, Laketon, cited for speeding. April 12 Rafael R. Ramirez, 46, Akron, cited for no operator’s license when required. Accidents April 9 At 1:47 p.m., a vehicle driven by Paul L. King Jr., struck a parked vehicle owned by Michael E. Hapner, 64, North Manchester, in the 100 block of West Main Street. April 10 At 12:52 p.m., a vehicle driven by Charles D. Harper, 76, North Manchester, backed into a vehicle driven by Jo L. Hayes, 59, North Manchester, in the 100 block of River Cove Lane. Fire April 8 7:51 p.m., 400 block of Half Street for a medical assist. April 9 2:23 p.m., 200 block of South Sycamore Street for a medical assist. Marriage Licenses Jessica A. Macke, 35, and Marlin A. Buchtel, 30 James B. Shoemaker, 60, and Lisa A. Lee, 58 Nicholas J. Cave, 20, Brenda Guevara De La Rosa, 30 Suzan D. Moyer, 51, and Terry R. Shoemaker, 51 Russell D. France II, 24, and Ciara N. Miller, 24 Roger A. Price, 28, and Jennifer M. Stanley, 26 Tyler D. Bear, 49, and Kimberly D.

Bitzel, 46 Building Permits County Robert Reed, utility shed Jams Sollars, pole building Glenn Robinson, utility shed Nicholas Krom, pole building David Kuester, solar panels Gary Owsley, enclosed lean-to Land Transfers Ronald M. Studebaker and Cynthia J. Studebaker to Steven A. Funk and Angelina G. Funk, warranty deed. Sandra S. Pilgrim to Nathan T. Schuler, warranty deed. William Woodward to Michael T. Schuler and Andrea S. Schuler, warranty deed. Michael T. Schuler and Andrea S. Schuler to William Woodward, warranty deed. Thomas J. Bradford to Freda F. Bradford, quitclaim deed. Teresa Warnock to Kevin L. Warnock, quitclaim deed. Jeffrey L. Traver to Jeffrey L. Traver and Abigail C. Traver, quitclaim deed. Scott A. Schuler to Cynthia D. Donovan, warranty deed. Elizabeth Trejo to Armando D. Guerrero, warranty deed. Jeffrey T. Knee and Shelly L. Knee to Chris Mercer and Brittany K. Devore, warranty deed. Timothy L. R ave n s c r o f t , Suzanne Metz and Steven Metz to Jeffrey T. Knee and Shelly L. Knee.

H o n e y w e l l Foundation, Inc. to Patrick O. Sullivan and Amy M. Sullivan, corporate deed. Gearldine Glover to Gearldine Glover and Holly Glover, quitclaim deed. Hidden Diamond Homes LLC to Christopher W. Fairchild, warranty deed. Sheriff of Wabash County to Crossroads Bank, Kristen L. Price and Jerry E. McColley, sheriff ’s deed. Sheriff of Wabash County to Federal Home Loan M o r t g a g e C o r p o r at i o n , Freddie Mac, Albert S. Ortega, Alberto Sanchez and Katherine Elder Ortega. Joseph R. Nice and Phyllis E. Nice to Phyllis E. Nice, quitclaim deed. Gebtan LLC to Boss Construction and Properties LLC and B’s Construction LLC, quitclaim deed. Ria N. Cole to Joseph D. Goshert, warranty deed. Kelsey Wendt, Christa Wendt and Christa Murray to Richard A. Baker, warranty deed. Stormie J. Sinclair and Kaelea S. Sinclair to Jerry L. Butcher and Janice R. Butcher, warranty deed. Morgin J. Stell, Anna R. Stell and Anna R. Eiler to Richard T. McElveen and Kimberly K. McElveen, warranty deed. Scott A. Schuler to Greg A. Long, Carol S. Swihart Long and Carol S. Swihart, warranty deed.


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P.E.O. Chapter BY holds monthly meeting Article provided P.E.O. Chapter BY held its monthly meeting Monday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. The hostesses for the evening were Eileen Dye and Sue Gray.

P a t Vanlandingham led devotions from I Peter 2:21-22. Mary Kramer gave a report on Cottey College, owned and operated by P.E.O. US News and World

Report recently ranked it No. 7 of the best colleges in the Midwest and No. 2 in students graduating debt-free. Garden Gate Greenhouse is partnering with Chapter

Health Department warns of synthetic marijuana dangers From the ISHD

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is warning Hoosiers about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, spice, OMG, Scooby Snacks, AK-47 or other names, after reports this month that individuals in Illinois and Indiana suffered severe bleeding after using the substances. “Synthetic cannabinoids contain hundreds of chemicals, and it is difficult to know what’s in them or how people will react to the ingredients,” said State Health Commissioner


Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “These substances can cause severe, even lifethreatening, bleeding. We have seen cases increase dramatically overnight in Illinois and know at least one person in Indiana has reported severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids.” Synthetic cannabinoids act on the same brain cell receptors as the main active ingredient in marijuana. While they are often marketed as safe and legal alternatives to marijuana, the health effects from synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable and harmful. Many of these products are packaged in ways that

appeal to youth. Healthcare providers, schools and health departments encountering unusual cases of bleeding in individuals should inquire about potential exposures to synthetic marijuana. Anyone who has a serious reaction to synthetic cannabinoids should call 911 or go to the emergency department i m m e d i a t e l y. Individuals who experience bleeding symptoms should not take themselves to the emergency department but should instead call 911 or have someone drive them.

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BY to raise funds for women’s educational scholarships, grants and loans. Gift cards may be purchased from any member to be used at the greenhouse between now and Oct. 31, 2018. For more information, refer to Garden Gate’s website at Sue Gray read a poem introducing the seven ladies who founded the P.E.O. sisterhood 150 years ago at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. To celebrate the sesquicentennial, the programming for this

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year will center on getting to know those seven ladies. The group will meet Thursday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m., at H a r v e y Hinklemeyers for lunch. All members and guests are encouraged to attend. The organization’s

next meeting will be held at the home of Julia Chowning on May 14, at 7:00 p.m. with Bettie Miller acting as co-hostess. The program will be given by Beth Perkins and Sue Gray, introducing the first two of the organization’s founders.

The building at 1012 N. Cass St., which formerly housed Mike’s Little Italy, is no more. Construction crews were at the site Monday morning to raze the structure. Photo by Joseph Slacian




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A baseball philosophy Often times, dreams and reality differ greatly Pitching is the key to the game. Pitchers worry about how many wins they have. Wins I have spent an enormous amount of time are a team goal. Outs are simply what the pitchresearching and analyzing the game of base- er should concentrate on every outing. The ball — the game that I love. I have picked up dif- defense needs to have a hand in that theory by ferent pieces of philosophy down having the mindset that we give the through the years from a number of opposing offense no more than 3 coaches and players, some that I outs per inning. If that can be have met, but most I have not met. accomplished, wins take care of Baseball is a game of discrete themselves. The game at that point episodes rather than of flow, unlike truly becomes outscoring the opposbasketball or soccer or hockey, baseing offense by one run. ball allows contemplation and conIn summarizing this theory, it versation and a general awareness should be obvious that spending an of where you are. enormous amount of our attention Why do we care so much about on defensive execution is very high level sports? We are more tribimportant. Time spent working on al, than we, in our modern vanity, our offense should be execution of like to acknowledge. We are createe work, hitting stations and qualitures built——hard wired for primal ty time in the batting cage working BILL BARROWS allegiances. Baseball, as is sport, is on pitch identification and moving junk food for the spirit, a narcotic, the ball where it is pitched. We also opium for the masses who understand it and should spend time learning to execute situaindulge in it. tional hitting drills and adopt a mindset of On the whole, most people see the game of learning to give what the pitcher and defense baseball from the wrong prospective. Final will give us in each situation. scores are reported in the form of scores like 4Work faster, throw strikes and keep your 3, 7-2 and 6-5 when they could just as easily be defense on its toes and into the game = quicker reported as 3-4, 2-7 and 5-6. After all, baseball is innings, better defensive execution and faster, the only game where the defense controls the more successful games. ball. The idea is to prevent runs as much as it is So in summary, when you take stats and theto score them. We should have the philosophy ory out of the equation, it boils down to this: In that run prevention is the far greater goal of baseball terms, here is the reality of life: A the competition. Therefore, the importance of guy’s dream ends with him hitting a home run pitching and defense should be of utmost off of a light pole and walking off with the importance. We need to use this as our mindset. beautiful girl. When in reality, his dream often 42369|20865 ends with a ground ball to shortstop. By Bill Barrows

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Manchester girls defeat Wabash By Eric Christiansen NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester proved to be too tough for Wabash as the Squire girls tennis team swept the Apaches for a 5-0 Three Rivers Conference win. The Squires dropped just six games in singles play with Kelsey Eichenauer leading the way with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles over Lexi Hartley. At No. 2 singles, Halle Briner also won 6-2, 61 over Brooke Irgang, and Lydia Little blanked Bella Carrillo 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. In doubles action, Kendra Auler and Eva Bazzonie won a 7-5, 6-4 squeaker against Isabelle France and Alicyn Sheets at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Erika Kendall and Lauren Metzger defeated Cami Kugler and Halle Miller 6-2, 6-3. Manchester also won the JV match, besting the Apaches 6-0. Manchester improves to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the TRC.

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Joe Halderman signs a letter of intent to continue his football career at Taylor University. Looking on are his parents Kari and Howard Halderman. Photo by Joseph Slacian

Halderman to play football at Taylor By Joseph Slacian As a freshman at Northfield High School, Joe Halderman approached coach Brandon Baker and asked what he needed to do to play for the Norse. “I just want to play varsity,” Baker said Monday, April 16, recalling the conversation. “I told him, ‘We’re going to be short lineman in a couple of years. He said, ‘I’ll do it.’ And that’s how he became a lineman. He just wanted to be on the field.” The hard work and effort paid off for Halderman, who on Monday signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Taylor University. “He made himself into a heck of a football player,” Baker said. “He’s worked hard in the off season. He’s worked hard during the season. He works in the weight room. “It’s fun to watch him take the next step.” Halderman recalled the conversation with Baker. “I wanted to be on the field,” he said. “I thought the best way to do that is to talk with the head coach. He’s been such a great influence on me. I’ve loved having him as a head coach.” While at Northfield, Halderman played defensive end, left offensive tackle and long snapper. He was first in Class A in tackles for loss with 28.5, and also had 90 total tackles during hi senior season. As a senior, Halderman served

as team captain and helped lead the Norse to a 7-3 record, making the 2018 senior class the winning class in Northfield football history. Accolades came to Halderman in droves his senior year. He was named an All Region 5 defensive end, as well as Class A First Team All-State defensive end. He also was named to the Three Rivers Conference first team as a defensive end and was a TRC Academic honorable mention. Halderman also was name to the All-Wabash County first team as a defensive end and second team as an offensive tackle. During his junior year, he received Class A All State honorable mention honors as a defensive end, and Class A Junior All State honors, also at defensive end. He was named to the TRC first team as a defensive end, and received TRC Academic honorable mention. He was also named to the All-Wabash County first team as a defensive end and second team as an offensive tackle. “I am excited to attend Taylor University, major in business management and play football for the Trojans,” Halderman said. “The family atmosphere at Taylor combined with the Christian foundation attracted me to the university. “I chose coach Korfmacher and his program because of the connection I felt with the coaching staff and players combined with their past success.” Taylor finished the 2017 season with a 4-6 overall record, 2-4 in the Mid-States Football Association.

State to offer Free Fishing Day on Saturday From the DNR Saturday, April 21, is the first of four Free Fishing Days in Indiana this year at various state properties. On these special days, Indiana residents can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp. Free Fishing Days are prime opportunities for families to learn to fish because adults do not need a fishing

license on those days, and children ages 17 and younger do not need a license on any day A number of special events will be held on April 21. A Family Learn to Fish workshop will take place at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required. More family fishing activities will happen at Salamonie Lake in Andrews, Fort

Harrison State Park and Krannert Park in Indianapolis, Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, Glen Miller Park in Richmond, St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend, Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area (Wyland Pond) in Syracuse, and Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette.


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Honeywell Foundation receives Vectren Foundation grant By The Paper staff The Honeywell Foundation’s E d u c a t i o n a l Outreach Program was received a $2,500 grant from the Vectren Foundation, which provides funding for nearly 400 nonprofit organizations in its service territory throughout Indiana and Ohio. The Vectren Foundation has been a staunch supporter of the Educational Outreach Program for over eight years, providing general arts-in-education programming, as well as specific programs such as Visual Thinking Strategies, and in-school assemblies and songwriting workshops featuring Grammy-

n o m i n a t e d singer/songwriter Steve Seskin. “Programs like the H o n e y w e l l Foundation’s Visual Thinking Strategies are essential to equipping our future workforce with the critical thinking skills and overall confidence they’ll need for the jobs of the future,” said Mike Roeder, Vectren Energy Delivery of IndianaNorth president. The Honeywell Foundation’s E d u c a t i o n a l Outreach Program was launched in 1998 and has since provided free educational arts programming to schools made possible, in part, by grant funding from foundations such as

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MU to present ‘Where Rivers Meet’ From the MU News Bureau NORTH MANCHESTER – M a n c h e s t e r University offers a show of Arabic music and storytelling that takes listeners down the rivers of the Middle East. A string ensemble and storyteller accompany master

musicians from Iraq, Egypt and Palestine who share melodies and memories passed down in song and story. “Where Rivers Meet: Songs and Stories from Masters of Arabic Music” is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Wine Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. This show from the

Chicago Folklore Ensemble celebrates the cultural contributions of immigrants, featuring three musicians who now live in the Chicago area: Amro Helmy, an oud player from Cairo, Egypt; Edward Hanna, a percussionist from Basra, Iraq; and Mary Hazboun, a vocalist from B e t h l e h e m ,

Palestine. Storyteller Anita Darwish will narrate the personal stories of the three featured musicians, bringing to life the cultural context and memories behind the music, including stories of political persecution and the experience of immigration. This program is supported by the

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NORTH MANCHESTER — The North Manchester Congregational Christian Church invites you to join them on Sunday, April 22, for a soup & salad buffet lunch from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A freewill donation for your meal is asked. A variety of soups will be available. Proceeds from this event will go to the Benevolence Fund which provides

financial assistance to meet a variety of needs within the community. This event will focus on assistance for medical needs. Often families must choose between much needed medications or treatments and other household expenses. The goal of this benefit is to provide resources to help in a time of need. Pastor J. P. Freeman encourages the church and community to come together to support each other … “it’s what Jesus would

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ITEMS FOR SALE: Grey swivel chair, Margaritaville signs brand new in box, lots of lamps & decorative items, all mint condition. Call 260-906-6590. NEW GAS FIREPLACE with accessories, light blonde in color, never used, 45â&#x20AC;? wide & 40â&#x20AC;? high, $250, you pick up. Please call 260-571-1895. TRAILMATE JOYRIDER RECUMBENT tricycle. Comes with handbrake and three speed Sturmey Archer gear system. Has step through design for easy side-mount. For details call 260-982-8251.

FISH FOR STOCKING: Most Varieties Pond Lakes. Laggisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fish Farm, 269628-2056 (days) or 269624-6215 (evenings).


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For Rent 2 BR DUPLEX with central air for 1-3 people, southside, $465 + gas, electric, water. 260-5637743.

LOOKING FOR FREE BARN SIDING OR ROUGH CUT LUMBER for projects. Will gladly pick up. Call 260-571-5980 and leave message. WE BUY GOLD, silver and coins. Wabash Valley Prospectors LLC, 633 S. Wabash St., Wabash. Tim Ravenscroft, 260-5715858.

Farm ALFALFA ROUND BALES, 980 lbs, cover edge, net wrapped, stored outside. Call 260-3076060.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING, State Rd. 13 next to police dept. approx. 3,500 sf. Call 574-5271771.

For Rent In Lafontaine. 2 b/r apartment $450.00 month plus deposit. Cable furnished, NO PETS. Laundry & Postal Service in building. Unit will be available May 7, 2018. Call today for application. 260571-4414. NICE 1 OR 2 Bdrm house, great location, 4 miles South of Wabash on State Rd 15, $130/wk, utilities provided, references required. 260-705-2202. 42378

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VERY NICE DUPLEX FOR RENT in Wabash, quiet street, off street parking, suitable for one or two, $600/mo., $600/dep. plus utilities. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Call 574-5512915.

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Wabash -Large 2 bedroom 2 bath w/7x24 xtra room nice home porch utility room shingle roof set up in Rhoades Mhp. $500 mo plus deposit Rent To Own. Also 14x70 2 bedroom $120 wk. No.Manchester $119 wk $119 down move in special* details 2bed 574-612-2019/574-6121814.

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OJI INTERTECH in North Manchester is seeking Drivers with a Class B CDL Responsible for loading, unloading, and transporting product to and from warehouse/plant. Valid state CDL operator’s license; frequent sitting on a powered industrial truck; high degree of attention required to prevent injury; ability to move or lift 40 pounds or more; satisfactorily passed in-company forklift training program.

Seeking dependable, qualified candidates with recent experience in manufacturing industry. Pre-employment drug screen and Medical Physical is required. Oji Intertech Inc. offers a full benefit package, EOE.

Interested candidates can apply at and follow the employment link to find the application or may apply in person at: 906 W. Hanley Rd. North Manchester, IN. 46962. 42413|20876


Hiring for multiple driver positions (Company & Owner Operators) • Must have Class A CDL with Hazmat & Tanker endorsement. • Experience with Molten, heavy haul, dump, and roll off preferred but willing to train the right applicant. • 24/7 operations mostly local with some over the road runs. States traveled to: IN, MI, OH, WI, KY, TN, & IL

Salary range dependent on availability to work. For company drivers - very competitive pay with full benefits available: Paid time off, 401K(with company match available once eligibility requirement is met), health insurance, supplemental insurance coverage, paid holidays, and opportunities for advancement or growth as an independent contractor.

Owner Operators - very competitive settlement rates with many other business benefits/opportunities. Submit Resumes to: Shawn Denham: or Mary Birchfield:



April 18, 2018

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2008 WHITE SUZUKI sx4, one owner, 61,000 miles, $4,000 very firm. Call 260568-2516.

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April 18, 2018

MU plans Peace Week activities From the MU News Bureau

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NORTH MANCHESTER — As such, there will be two separate “lunch and learn” events during lunch hours Monday-Thursday in Haist Commons, which is in the lower level of the Jo Young Switzer Center. There will be signage at the entrance of Haist each day on where the session will take place. If community members, faculty or staff are coming, they are welcome to purchase lunch or bring a sack lunch with them.

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During each section, an organization or service will host a discussion or event. They include the African Student Association, Disability Services, poverty studies, Feminist Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, United Sexualities and Genders, Advocates of the Mind, and the Campus Interfaith Board. These sessions, at 11 a.m. and noon, are open to the public. At 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, “Turning Hurt into Art” will be presented on the steps of Funderburg Library. That Friday, there be a “Mix it Up @ Lunch!” event at Haist to encourage members of the MU community to cross social boundaries and talk to those with whom they might not normally interact. Saturday events include an Empty Bowls fundraiser for Heifer International from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

on the University Mall, followed by a free performance of “Where Rivers Meet” at 1:30 p.m. in Wine R e c i t a l Hall.https://www.m 2018 At the fundraiser, soup will be served in bowls crafted by members of North Manchester community, and MU students, faculty and staff. There will be music, door prizes and activities for children. The suggested donation is $5 for students and children, and $10 for others. H e i f e r International and MU have deep connections. Its founder, Dan West, was a member of the Church of the Brethren and graduated from Manchester in 1917. Our school was chosen several years ago by Heifer International to be home to a permanent display in his honor. The exhibit in Funderburg features memorabilia reflect-

ing West’s life – from his years as a conscientious objector during World War I to his service as an aid worker during the Spanish Civil War to his life-changing work through the Heifer Project. West started the project in 1944 and died in 1971. The Empty Bowls fundraiser is sponsored by the Campus Interfaith Board in partnership with the Peace Studies Institute, Art D e p a r t m e n t , Chartwells and area businesses. The Peace Studies Institute, establish at Manchester in 1948, was the first undergraduate peace studies program in the world. MU is currently building the Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center that will become a regional focal point for discussions about diversity and inclusion, civic engagement and civil discourse.

Police seek help: The Wabash Police are asking for help in locating

the suspect vehicle in the theft of a John Deere 1025R with loader. The theft occurred on April 15, 2018, at approximately 7 p.m. from the southside of Wabash. The suspect was driving a mid to late 90’s Chevrolet crew cab long bed truck with paint missing from the hood. The truck was pulling a black trailer with fold down ramp. The vehicle left the City of Wabash northbound on State Road 13. Anyone that recognizes the vehicle or has any information please contact Wabash Police detectives at 260-563-1112 extension 279 or 228. Those with information may also contact Wabash County Central Dispatch at 260-563-9223. Photos provided

Bowling Poker $5.00 per game. X = Card, / = Card Can only hold 6 cards in hand at one time. Best 5 card hand wins prize! Scotch Doubles is a game where 2 people pair up as a team. Bowler 1 starts the 1st and 3rd games by throwing the first ball, and Bowler 2 tries to pick up the rest of the pins by throwing the 2nd ball. In games 2 and 4, Bowler 2 will begin each frame with Bowler 1 picking up. This event is open to Adults, High School, and Middle School. However, we ask that Middle School kids be teamed up with an adult. Bumpers will not be used. No money will be handed out, only prizes. All money raised will be donated to the Kick it for Karsyn event being held this July, 2018. This money benefits the Jeff Gordon Pediatric Cancer Research Lab at Riley Hospital. For Tickets, contact Brandy Hawkins - 260.569.8238 42211

The Paper of Wabash County April 18 issue  

House fire, arrest, state pilot program, Pefley's

The Paper of Wabash County April 18 issue  

House fire, arrest, state pilot program, Pefley's