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Timbercrest holds Festival of Trees by Emily Armentrout Timbercrest Retirement Community celebrated its 125th anniversary, coming up in 2014, with 125 beautifully decorated Christmas trees during its Festival of Trees. Over 50 trees, sponsored by area businesses and organizations, were on display throughout Timbercrest Manor for the community’s enjoyment. Timbercrest also hosted a craft bazaar and gave children the opportunity to meet and greet with Santa Claus himself. Visitors enjoyed cocoa bars sponsored by the News Journal, The Paper, Hoffman Nursery & Landscaping, Metzger Landscaping and Crossroads Bank. The hallways were decorated with wreaths on residents’ doors, each hallway leading to another beautifully lit tree.

Timbercrest is overwhelmed by the community’s support and they deeply appreciate the sponsors and volunteers who made the Festival of Trees such a success. Timbercrest Festival of Trees sponsors are: Beacon Credit Union, Bippus State Bank, Building Temp Solutions, Car Recyclers, Central Oil Company, Inc., Cottage Creations Florist and Gifts, Country Covers, Edna Landis Memorial, Family Hearing Center, First Brethren Church, First Financial Bank, Fox Products Corp. and Frantz Lumber, Girl Scouts of America, Grandview Pharmacy, Harting Furniture Galley, Healthcare Therapy Services, Kiwanis ClubNorth Manchester, Laketon Lions Club, Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Life Med, EMS, Main View, Manchester Church of the Brethren, Manchester (continued on page 11)

MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL was one of many sponsors of the Timbercrest Festival of Trees. The Squire basketball team and cheerleading squad sponsored the two smaller trees pictured and the school sponsored the larger tree. Timbercrest had 125 decorated trees all over the facility in celebration of their 125th anniversary coming in 2014. (photo by Emily Armentrout)

Southwood Knight wrestlers take county title by Gary Andrews The Wabash County wrestling invita-

tional was held at Northfield Saturday. Dec. 7, with Northwood taking the over-

all title with a 5-0 record, while the Southwood Knights won the county title, going 4-1. The Southwood Wrestling team repeated as county champions this season by defeating Northfield 48-33, Wabash 65-11, and Manchester 42-33. The Knights also defeated Bremen 4534, but fell short of the County Invitational title falling to Northwood 33-48. Southwood had four County Invitational C h a m p i o n s : Brandon Simpson 50 at 106 lbs.; Tristyn Howell 4-1 at 182 lbs.; Nick McCown 5-0 at 220lbs.; Jake Smith 5-0 at 285lbs. Other place winners were: Colton Dawes 4-1 second at 120lbs.; Chris Adams second 4-1 at SOUTHWOOD SENIORS: Pictured, from left, are: Colton Dawes, Brandon Simpson, Jake Smith, Nick (continued on McCown and Brenden Schleining. (photo by Gary Andrews) page 9)

Community Foundation of Wabash County in top philanthropic tier nationally Local organization meets rigorous standards for quality and accountability The Community Foundation of Wabash County recently received notification that it has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability. The notice comes from the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a national accreditation organization based in Arlington, Va. “This is similar to the Good Housekeeping Seal for community foundations,” said Diane Miller, Manager of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. “It says that the Community Foundation of Wabash County has demonstrated a commitment to operational quality, integrity and accountability.” The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor (continued on page 5)






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Local volunteers pack 33,550 gifts for Operation Christmas Child Dear editor, Wabash locals are

making a difference in the lives of 33,550 needy children this Christmas with giftfilled shoeboxes. Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, local volunteers prepared 33,550 gifts filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement that were collected in Fort Wayne. Although local collection of the gifts is finished, the shoeboxes’ journey to children has just begun. Volunteers will be working in the coming weeks to prepare, package and transport the 7.2

million gifts collected in Wabash and across the United States to their final destination. Wabash residents can still get involved

by building a box online at w w w. s a m a r i Through an online tool, participants can conve-

niently send shoebox gifts to kids in some of the hardest-toreach countries. Faith Caldwell Samaritan’s Purse

SOUTHWOOD ELEMENTARY student, Zack Randolph from Dawn Dutton’s class, made a volcano using water, salt, baking soda and vinegar, with orange food coloring to add a splash of color to the eruption. Mrs. Dutton’s special education class at Southwood Elementary did multiple projects for their science fair. Students from other classes at Southwood came to visit and each student would demonstrate their project. The participating students were all given medals for their projects. Wabash Engraving donated the medals. (photo by Emily Armentrout)

Wabash County Spirit

THE WABASH COUNTY VISITORS CENTER was just one of many locations where the community could pick up Wabash County Christmas Spirit cards and deliver their donations. Pictured is Jennifer Long-Dillon, Tourism Coordinator at the Wabash County Visitor Center, with the gifts that have currently been donated at the center. (photo by Emily Armentrout)


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Murray tells of Christmas long ago Dear editor, Many years ago, when Christmas was approaching, it was always such an exciting time for my sisters and myself. It was also such a secretive time. We knew it was the time baby Jesus was born and we knew about Santa, but we didn’t know how our home went from no decorations on Christmas Eve to Christmas morning

with a decorated tree, with white sheets as pretend snow. There were wreaths in the window, holly stuck here and there, and filled stockings. What happened through the night and how did they do it all in such a short time? Under the tree, there were three dolls. One doll was in a cradle, one doll was in a buggy, and the third doll was on a duck

that rocked back and forth. Before we did anything else, we would stand at a bedroom window, looking down at the corner house where our grandparents lived and looked for their bathroom light to come on. After a short while, the light went off and we could see two figures bundled up, walking toward our house to celebrate

with us. If I just close my eyes, I can still see theirs. They were the light of our lives. It brings tears every time I think of this story. Now it was time to start. All dressed in our robes, we had Ovaltine for the girls and coffee for my grandparents and parents. We started the day. What a memory, so simple yet so wonderful.

How my parents got everything done, I will never know. When I had my own home on Christmas, it took me weeks to get all the decorating done. After we got older, had boyfriends and then husbands, and even had children, we still went to our parents’ house until the presents filled a room. Eventually, we went to each other’s hous-

es, mine mostly. We even traveled to Florida to celebrate twice. My oldest daughter and her family lived there.

It is wonderful to have such memories of all those years so long ago. Pat Murray Wabash

Paxton Lawrence Wright is born

Upcoming blood drive in North Manchester Dear editor, The holiday season is fast approaching and as we think of

giving gifts, please consider giving one of the most important gifts you can give –

the gift of life through a blood donation. By giving one hour of your time and a unit

of blood, you could save up to three lives. The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the North Manchester Church of the Brethren, located at 1306 Beckley St., on Thursday, Dec. 12, from noon until 6 p.m. Remember, the demand for these blood supplies takes no time off for the holidays, so please take a little time out of your busy holiday schedule to help those in need. Be sure to bring your donor card or some other form of

positive identification with you, as we cannot take your blood without one of these. Sixteen-year-olds can now be eligible to donate blood in the state of Indiana if they have a consent form from the American Red Cross that is signed by their parent or guardian. There will be hourly drawings throughout the day for some nice gifts, so please plan to attend this drive and help those in need of blood to have a little happier holiday season. Donna M. Renicker

Tom and Dana Wright, Roann, are the parents of a son born Oct. 23 at 2:22 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital. Paxton Lawrence weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. His mother is the former Dana Vigar. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Tami Vigar, Roann. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Jean Wright, LaFontaine. Great-grandparents are Marguerite Guenin, Ruth Vigar, and Max and Nancy Chamberlain.

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DORAIS CHEVROLET BUICK GMC GAINED A NEW SALES REPRESENTATIVE last week. Garry Texeira recently moved to Wabash from Indianapolis where he was employed at Terry Lee Honda. Originally from Orange County, Calif., Garry moved to Indiana in 2006 with his wife, Ashley Milspaugh. When he’s not selling cars, Garry enjoys singing in barbershop quartets and directing the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. The group, “Circle City Sound” was ranked seventh in the world at last year’s international competition. (photo by Ashley Flynn)

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Local attorney responds to Pastor Morbitzer

Dear editor, I am writing in response to the letter to the editor from Pastor Timothy Morbitzer, entitled “C3 and Kosciusko Silent No more stand in support of HJR6,” which was published in the Dec. 4, 2012 edition of your newspaper. In the story, the Wabash Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3) announced its support for the Indiana Marriage Protection Act. That proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution

would define marriage as between one man and one woman. As the article points out, the amendment would ban both samesex marriages and unions. Not surprisingly, nearly all large employers and chambers of commerce in Indiana oppose the amendment. It would significantly damage Indiana’s ability to compete globally for talented workers, and businesses would be less likely to locate here. Jill Cook, vice president of human resources for

Cummins Inc., said it best: “We will be reluctant to add jobs in Indiana if Indiana is a less-welcoming place for all of our employees.” I find it ironic and a little disingenuous that C3, a group whose purported mission is “to promote the Constitution, its values and principles, and to inspire and empower others to do the same” would be supportive of such a constitutionally dubious piece of legislation. The Equal Protection Clause of

the 14th Amendment provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of its laws. The U.S. Supreme Court used this clause to overturn Jim Crow laws and the “separate but equal” doctrine. We now all agree that Jim Crow is a regrettable stain in our country’s history. Much like the Jim Crow laws, the marriage amendment seeks to systematize economic and social disadvantages to a subgroup of citizens. And much like the Jim Crow laws, the amendment, if passed, would likely be struck down by the Supreme Court as another unconstitutional violation of the Equal Protection Clause. But the best reason to oppose the marriage amendment isn’t because it would be harmful to

LINDA KONKLE WON $5,000 at the Wabash County Hospital Foundation’s annual cash raffle. Her husband Dave sold her the winning ticket. Other winners of the raffle are Paul Edwards, who won $3,000, Jeff Walden, winning $2,000, and Dr. Michael Mirro, winning $1,000. The early bird winner of $2,000 was Karla Thomas. Proceeds of the raffle will assist the hospital’s new walk-in clinic, QuickMed. (photo provided) Indiana’s economy, or even because it violates the Constitution. The best reason to oppose the amendment is because it seeks to codify intolerance and runs afoul of the primary mes-

sage of Jesus Christ— that we should practice tolerance and love all. Those truly committed to our Constitution and to Christ’s teaching should carefully con-

sider their position on the Indiana Marriage Protection Act. Otherwise, they may one day find themselves on the wrong side of history. Jordan Tandy Wabash

German Christmas program to be held at Old German School Luminaries will light the way to the Old German School on Sunday evening

Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for the Sixth Annual German Christmas candlelight program.

The Sharp Creek Singers will again present traditional Christmas music and


a sixth generation descendant of the original Schenkle family will sing Stille Nacht. The Christmas story from the Gospel of St. Luke will be read in English and German. A wild cedar tree with German decorations and candles will also be a feature and memories of the German Settlement will be shared. Hot cider and German cookies will be served at this event, which is free to the public. The brick school was constructed in 1887 by members of the St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church to provide the children with instruction in the German language. After many years of disuse and deterioration, the building has been restored and now contains many exhibits that interpret the history of the church and the large German Settlement that once existed in the area. The German School is located 3 miles north of US 24 W on the HuntingtonWabash County Line Road at 3995 N 1000 W.


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W.C. Mills’ students invent “perfect toy” before the Christmas season

STUDENTS AT W.C. MILLS have been working with Principal Mike Mattern over the past month to create the perfect toy before the holiday season. They researched toys from the Toy Hall of Fame, picked out some of their favorites, worked on writing about why they picked each toy and started taking some ideas from their favorite toys to create an entirely new toy. Pictured are W.C. Mills fourth graders Kyle Hipskind and Joshua Lee. (photo by Emily Armentrout)

by Emily Armentrout Recently, the Toy Hall of Fame, located in Rochester, N.Y. inducted toys into their class of 2013. The 12 finalists included bubbles, chess, the board game Clue, little green Army men, FisherPrice Little People, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the Pac-Man video game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the scooter and the rubber duck. Out of those 12 finalists, chess and the rubber duck joined the likes of Barbie, the hula hoop, Play-Doh, Legos and the slinky. Students at W.C. Mills Elementary School have spent the past month researching toys like the rubber duck and chess for a Project Based Learning process led by Principal Mike Mattern. Their mission is to work as a group to come up with the perfect toy. They were instructed to take the best things about their favorite toys to put into a new

Community Foundation of Wabash County in top philanthropic tier nationally... continued from front page services, investments, grant making and administration. With over 200 community foundations already confirmed in compliance nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. “This is critically important to our donors,” said Patty Grant, Community Foundation of Wabash County’s Executive Director. “When people make a charitable bequest, establish a fund or set up an annuity, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage the investment wisely, honor their charitable wishes and, in some cases, provide lifetime income to a loved one. The National Standards confirmation says our house is in order.” The Community Foundation of Wabash County offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause such as education or the environ-

ment, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. In addition to affirming the organization’s philanthropic services, the confirmation validates the C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Wabash County’s grant making practices for the nonprofit community.

“Some say it’s easier to create wealth than to give money away wisely,” said Steve Hentgen, C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Wabash County’s board president. “There’s some truth in that. Grant making is a lot like investing… we need to assess risks, weigh potential gains, diversify assets, monitor performance and

operate fairly. When you see the National Standards Seal, you can be assured that we’re committed to meeting the highest standards for grant making as well.” The National Standards for U.S. C o m m u n i t y Foundations program is the first of its kind for charitable foundations in the United States.

toy. Some students liked toys like Play-Doh and Silly Putty because it can be shaped and molded. Other students were into more high tech toys like the Nintendo Game Boy or their computers. When it came down to creating their own ideas for toys, it was also a draw between simple and high tech toys. Fourth grade students Sydney Baker and Corinne Kugler came up with a smarble, which is simply a slinky with marbles attached. “Sydney wanted something like the slinky and I wanted to do something with marbles, so we got the smarble,” said Kugler. One group wanted to make a yo-yo that would swing all the way into the sky and do amazing stunts as it catapults itself back to the earth. A spirited group of boys decided to make a rhino that had an Airsoft gun as its horn. The group of Joshua Lee and Kyle Hipskind settled on a high-powered dirt bike with the engine of a Ferrari. “The dirt bike will have a Ferrari engine, can fly, has a computer on it and will be invented in 2028,” according to Lee. The students go through five group sessions with Principal Mattern, during which time the teachers get together to work on P r o f e s s i o n a l Development, focused

currently on writing. After the students decide on their toy and create it, through writing a detailed description of the toy, they will be making commercials for their products. Principal Mattern will then be picking the best commercials and they will be shown on the last day of school before Winter Break. This project not only works on the students’ teamwork and writing skills, but also helps

them work on learning the technology their computers offer. The most popular toys back in 1920 were the yo-yo and crayons. Seventy years later, Nintendo came out with its first Game Boy. Toys of the future are projected to be jetpacks and hologram pets according to Maybe that Ferrari powered dirt bike will be a toy of the future as well.

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Judge Christopher M. Goff, Wabash Superior Court, recently served as faculty at the Indiana Judicial Center’s Senior Judge Workshop held on Oct. 29. The workshop was held at the Indiana Judicial Center in Indianapolis. IJC is the staff agency of Indiana’s Judiciary and was created by statute. The legislature has charged IJC with promoting an exchange of experience and suggestions regarding the operation of Indiana’s Judiciary.

In Indiana, retired judges often continue service, on a parttime basis, as senior judges. In order to qualify as a senior judge, the retired judge must be certified by the State of Indiana. Once certified, the retired judge is qualified to serve in any of Indiana’s trial courts. Senior Judges attending the workshop received instruction on a variety of legal subjects, including traffic cases and small claims. Judge Goff ’s presentation was entitled “Civil

Protection Orders and No Contract Orders in Indiana.” The presentation was designed to provide judicial officers, who might have had little experience in this area of law, with a firm understanding of the subject matter and best practices. Judge Goff has, since 2011, served as chairman of IJC’s Protection Order Committee, having been appointed to that position by former Chief Justice Randall Shepherd. Current Chief Justice Brent

Dickson recently reappointed him to the post. During his service as chairman, Judge Goff has made similar presentations at IJC training for new trial court employees and train-

Ethan James Walls is born

James Walls and Sara Wolfe, Wabash, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born June 27 at 4:10 p.m. Ethan James Walls weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long. Ethan joins a sister, Brooklyn Zala Gressley. Grandparents are Cyndi (Finnell) Walls-


ing for new judges. Judge Goff also serves on the Board of Directors of the IJC, representing W a b a s h , Huntington, Wells and Adams counties.

Voght, John Walls and Joe Wolfe, all of Wabash. Great-grandparents are James and Marcella Finnell, Wabash, Larry and Delsey Walls, Warsaw, Robert and Alecia Courtney, Wabash, and the late Allene Courtney. Ethan has a greatg reat-g randmother, Alice Maxine Pickle.

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$1 million Manchester grant brings new degree in sales, internships and collaborations

A $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will ignite several exciting new Manchester University programs and collaborations, including an undergraduate sales degree that is unprecedented in Indiana. The MU initiative, “Liberal Arts Plus,” will enable the University to expand its leadership and engagement in northeast Indiana’s economic development to improve employment opportunities for Indiana college graduates. In addition to a new bachelor’s degree (and minor) in sales, M a n c h e s t e r University will: -Develop at least five new certificate programs that align with the workforce needs of Indiana employers over the next five years. -Engage 60 Manchester students in internships to provide them with professional experience and contribute to economic development initiatives in northeast Indiana through strategic use of their talents. -Collaborate with work force agencies, other northeast Indiana universities and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership to strengthen MU’s relationship with employers and leverage the Lilly Endowment grants for more support. -Develop a Smartphone software application that will help guide all MU students in their career readiness through college. “Liberal Arts Plus

will embed the University more deeply in the state’s economic future,” said MU President Jo Young Switzer. “In turn, our students will become catalysts for change and realize their personal stake in Indiana’s vitality.” Liberal Arts Plus will help close the skills gap between the needs of Indiana employers and the liberal arts preparation of Manchester students. Manchester University also will create new opportunities for internships focused specifically on regional economic development. Those efforts will help business and industry expand their capacities and markets, which, in turn, will create a climate for additional high-skill jobs. Manchester is among 39 accredited colleges and universities to receive a total of $62.7 million from the endowment to enhance and expand opportunities for their college graduates to find meaningful employment in Indiana. The grants support the endowment’s Initiative to P r o m o t e Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations. “The endowment has seen firsthand that colleges and universities have the ability and desire to help improve the job prospects of college graduates in Indiana, and we wanted to give them the resources to be even more strategic and ambitious,” said Sara B. Cobb, vice president for education for the

Endowment. In 2003 and 2008, Endowment support helped cement the foundation for Manchester’s sharedfunding internship program that has fostered professional connections in Indiana for 195 students through 2012. “Through those programs, we enhanced our career services for students, including online job and internship posting and alumni networking,” said Liz Bushnell, associate dean and director of Career Services, a robust career development program that engages MU students from their first year through graduation. Manchester’s graduate placement rates are high – an average of 94 percent over the past five years. About 71 percent of Manchester’s 2012 graduates remained in Indiana. “Now, the Endowment has raised the bar on M a n c h e s t e r University’s efforts to help graduates find meaningful employment in Indiana,” said President Switzer. Manchester already offers three certificate programs – Innovation, Conflict Resolution and Libraries and Literacy. The sales degree is a natural for Manchester, whose largest academic department is Accounting and Business. About a fifth of undergraduate degrees earned at MU are granted through that department.

Researchers indicate that most Indiana businesses – from orthopedics to rubber, pharmaceuticals to plastics, and forestry to steel – depend on an effective sales force to prosper. Without sales that generate revenue, companies can’t create jobs. Despite the obvious role sales plays in economic development, relatively few universities nationwide or in Indiana offer any coursework that examines the research behind effective sales strategies.

The sales degree will incorporate Manchester’s acumen in helping its students develop skills in listening, empathy, effective oral and written communication, and critical thinking. Included among the 60 paid internships the grant will fund is a continuation of the Wabash County Economic Report, which enhances efforts to attract potential employers to the county. “The grant will allow us to hire additional student interns

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Musician, television personality, radio host and entrepreneur John Tesh brings his Christmas show to Honeywell by Eric Stearley On Tuesday, Dec. 17, John Tesh takes the stage at the Ford Theatre with his “Big Band Christmas” show. Tesh, along with his “big band,” will perform classic and original Christmas songs in a way that will inspire visions of the 1940s and 1950s when swing was just the way music was played. Whether you know him as the man behind the grand piano, a CBS sportscaster, or as a former host of Entertainment Tonight, chances are you’ve heard of John Tesh. He is truly a Jack-of-all-trades in the entertainment world. As someone who has spent much of his adult life on stage or in front of the camera, you wouldn’t guess that as a young man, Tesh wasn’t a fan of the spotlight. “I had just horrible stage fright,” said Tesh. “I mean, I would lose feeling in my arm, I couldn’t breathe, I would forget my music. It was really bad.” Tesh underwent counseling as a young adult to overcome this problem, crediting John Hart with teaching him the strategies that he used to overcome the fear, including visualization exercises. “It really worked for me and it got to the point where it just sort of flipped me over the other way, to where I thought, ‘well, what do I have to lose,’” said Tesh. “I just became sort of fearless in a lot of different areas, and that combined with being ADD where

everything was interesting.” Tesh has learned how to channel his distractions, for which he is not medicated, and make his mind’s eccentricities work for him, perhaps explaining his professional versatility. “I have little tricks I use throughout the day,” said Tesh. “I have timers on my smartphone, and I only work in 15-20 minute intervals, and then I move on to something else, and back and forth. But for those 15 or 20 minutes, I’m totally focused on what I’m doing.” Early in his career, Tesh put his skills to work as a reporter and news anchor for various stations across the country including stints in Durham and Raleigh, N.C., Nashville, and Orlando, finally landing at CBS in New York in the 1980s. While at CBS, Tesh covered the Tour de France from 1983 to 1986. When the producer for Entertainment Tonight asked him to audition for a job as the show’s anchor, he risked everything for the opportunity to be the face of a show that he had never seen, leaving his job at CBS sports for short-term contract with the primetime NBC show. “They had found an old tape of me anchoring in Nashville, and they said, ‘hey, we’re looking for a newsier approach to Entertainment Tonight,’ and so I did the audition and they offered me the job. I had a three-year guaranteed contract with CBS and they said

‘well, we can only offer you 13 weeks, because we’re not sure if you’re going to work or not,’ and so I, and this is so typical of me and so dangerous, I quit my job at CBS and moved to Los Angeles and shipped my grand piano over there, and they just kept upping my contract 13 weeks at a time.” In addition to ET, Tesh worked as a sportscaster covering gymnastics at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games. During this time, he also worked with Howie Mandel on his animated series “Bobby’s World,” writing the theme song for the show in addition to “Roundball Rock,” the theme for NBA on NBC. Currently, Tesh hosts a radio show with more than 14 million listeners called “Intelligence For Your Life,” focusing on short bits of information and advice that people can use to improve the way they live. The radio show is being transformed into a “swiss army knife of TV programs,” as Tesh put it, the syndication of which he is negotiating with major television networks. Through all of his opportunities and claims to fame, Tesh has one great passion in life. “I would say sitting behind the grand piano,” said Tesh. “I asked my band teacher…my uncle, my parents, my high school gym teacher what they saw me doing [as a career] and none of them said ‘I see you reading celebrity birthdays on TV,’ they all said ‘we see you sitting behind a grand

JOHN TESH BRINGS HIS 12 MEMBER “BIG BAND CHRISTMAS” performance to Honeywell Center Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

piano.’” This is the John Tesh that the Ford Theatre’s audience will experience on the 17th. The man behind the ivory keys completes a fourman rhythm section that joins with a ninepiece horn ensemble for a night full of swinging Christmas tunes. “The whole idea of the show is to take people back to the 1940s and 1950s, so you can get a feeling for what the music sounded like back then,” said Tesh. “There’s a million different ways you can play Christmas songs and rearrange them, but the big band version is really, I think, the coolest way to hear them, because it really does transport you to a specific time in the American songbook history.” In addition to big band music, Tesh is an avid fan of progressive rock, including Yes!, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, and Jethro Tull. Tesh talked about how he would like to someday do a kind of orchestral tribute tour to his favorite rock bands. He also talked about a desire to do

another electronic album, inspired by a recent response in young people to his Tour de France album from the late 80s. For now, however, it’s all about swinging into the holiday season as the mid-century Christmas tunes come alive with Tesh at the helm. “it’s really a good show to come and be inspired at, because everybody, at some point or another, has wanted to be a musician. If you go to an Elton John show or a Billy Joel show, or a Micheal Buble show or something like that, you think, ‘oh my gosh, look at that. I would never be able to do that,’” said Tesh. “but people come to our show, and they see how loose it is, and they think, ‘gee, with a little bit of practice, I might be able to do what this guy does,’ so I think it’s an encouragement in that area.” Tesh and his band take the stage at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday night for a night of inspiration and celebration of the coming season.

edge with others, Purdue University has the ideal program for you. Beginning Jan. 8, the Purdue Master Gardener Program training series will be offered for residents of Wabash County and surrounding areas. The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program that provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural subjects. In turn, participants volunteer, representing Purdue University. As volunteers, participants grow by sharing knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities. Training will be held on Wednesday nights 6-9 in the Charley Creek Garden’s Education and Resource building at 551 N. Miami Street in Wabash. The program will run Jan. 8 thru April 2, 2014. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of subjects: herbaceous ornamentals, woody ornamen-

tals, composting, home lawn care, soil and plant science, pesticide safety, home gardening, landscape management and fruit production. This expense fee covers such items as weekly handouts, mailings, and name badges. These materials all become part of the Master Gardener’s personal collection. While the class will be encouraged to create new educational outreach programs, there are already plenty of opportunities for which volunteers are needed. Some of these projects include the staffing information booths at gardening events, teaching public education classes, Habitat for Humanity, and speaking to local clubs and organizations. If you’d like an application to join our league of volunteers or have questions about the program; contact Curt Campbell by calling 260-563-0661 ext. 1245 or email cecampbe@purdue.ed u. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 20.

Each one of these businesses and organizations sponsored a tree and came out and spent time working on their tree and making Timbercrest even more beautiful… Please support our local businesses as they have supported Timbercrest….This event would not have been such a success without each one of these organizations saying YES – and going the extra mile! 300500 people attended the 2013 Festival of Trees! Beacon Credit Union Bippus State Bank Building Temp Solutions Car Recyclers Central Oil Company, Inc. Cottage Creations Florist and Gifts Front Lobby Country Covers Eel River Shrine Club Family Hearing Center First Brethren Church First Financial Bank Fox Products Corporation Frantz Lumber Girl Scouts Grandview Pharmacy Harting Furniture Gallery Healthcare Therapy Services Kiwanis Club - N. Manchester Laketon Lions Club Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren Life Med, EMS Main View Manchester Church of the Brethren Chapel Foyer Manchester Early Learning Center Hub Sunroom (Sponsored by Fahs Brown Plumbing) Manchester Fellowship of Churches Manchester Garden Club Manchester University McKee Mortuary Manchester High School Basketball Team Cheerleaders Football Team Manchester Realty Manchester Rental

Naragon & Purdy, Inc. Nordmann’s Nook - The Rusty Door North Manchester Chamber of Commerce Parks & Recreation Police Department Public Library N. Manchester Historical Society N. Manchester Lions Club N. Manchester Rotary Club Poston Plumbing Services R & S Farms Shepherd’s Chevrolet Staci’s Salon Terrill & Company Rose Garden Dining Lobby Tri Kappa Tri Oaks Realty Wabash Co. Cancer Society Wabash Plain Dealer Walk By Faith Church

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Erica Lightle and Seth Hendress wed on Sept. 14

Erica Lightle, North Manchester, and Seth Hendress, Wolcott, united in marriage during a double ring ceremony in Avon on Saturday, Sept. 14. Pastor Brian Richie officiated.

The bride’s parents, Chris Lightle and Chris and Dawn Patrick, North Manchester, gave her in marriage. She wore an off the shoulder lace and sequin fitted gown in

ivory with a flare bottom and cathedral length veil. The bride’s flowers consisted of roses and calla lilies. The Maid of honor was Danielle Laffoon, best friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were

Megan Thomas, friend of the bride; Brittany Osbourne, cousin of the bride; Heather Knowles, Devin DeLong, and Noelle Patrick, sisters of the bride; and Laci Hendress, sister of the groom. Best man was Shea Hendress, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Kelly Lampke and Andrew Stine, friends of the groom; Travis Lightle, brother of the bride; and Chris Knowles, brother-in-law of the bride. Junior groomsman was Landon Knowles, nephew of the bride. Flower girl was Reese Knowles, niece of the bride. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony, where the Heartstring Ensemble provided the music. The wedding and reception were held at Avon Gardens.

The bride is a Manchester High School graduate. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and earned a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of

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fifth 1-4 at 195lbs. Other champions from the county were Bryce Zook of Manchester, going 5-0 at 120lbs, Adam Strickler of Wabash,

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Vapor Place opens its doors on Cass Street by Kalie Ammons Rachael Polk, owner and creator of Vapor Place, has a

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Polk said. After coming home from her freshmen year of college smoking, Polk’s parents were determined to help her quit. Polk explained e-cigarettes to her father. “My dad started looking into it and researched all the different brands because he wanted to make sure he got me the number one,” Polk said. “And that was by far Green Smoke, and it still is, which is why we sell the product.” Green Smoke produces electronic cigarettes that consist of a flavored cartridge called a cartomizer, a battery and a cigarette-like stem that lights up and releases a vapor when in use. The e-cigs don’t contain the tar or carbon monoxide found in traditional cigarettes. There is also no harsh smell or smoker’s breath. However, Polk had some issues with trying to find the right flavor and nicotine level. “I smoked menthol and he got me a tobacco flavor, and then it was too strong or not strong enough, so we kept having to buy it

VAPOR PLACE WELCOMES new faces with its smiling team. The Vapor Place, located on Cass Street in the old Rose Nails building, sells a variety of e-cigarettes. Pictured are, from left: Andrea Kaiser, store manager, Racheal Polk, owner of Vapor Place, and Angie Sturgill-Honeycutt. See page 10 for more information. (photo by Kalie Ammons) off the internet without getting to try it or figure out what we really liked,” Polk said. “I wondered, ‘why isn’t there a place where people can come in and try it out so they don’t have to buy blind off the Internet.” Polk’s father advised her to look into the business. And, at just 20-yearsold, Polk did just that.


“I went into the City of Kokomo and got a revolving loan fund and then one of the banks matches it,” Polk explained. “I got a storefront in downtown Kokomo and I opened up on what seemed like the coldest day in 2011 in February.” Six months later, Polk opened her second store in Kokomo and has just now made her way to Wabash. Something unique about Vapor Place is its trade-in policy. After testing a Green Smoke e-cig, if you decide it’s better than your current e-cig, you can trade it in to get a discount on your purchase. However, even those who smoke regular cigarettes have the opportunity to save money. “We figured out a pack a day smoker would save about $1,500 in nine months by switching,” said Polk. “One cartridge is good for about a pack and a half to two packs, and there are five cartridges in one

pack.” The decrease in negative health effects is also noticeable to users. Polk said she’s had several customers come in and thank her, saying the product changed their lives. “I had one person, they smoked two to three packs a day, and they were able to completely switch to ecigs, and they said they’d be out of breath just getting in and out of the shower,” Polk said. “Now they can walk up and down the stairs without being out of breath and they have more energy.” There is also no worry of second-hand smoke with e-cigs and can be used inside most places. “It’s up to the establishment, of course,” Polk said. “I know Chuck E. Cheese wouldn’t be an appropriate place, but people use them in movie theaters or at the grocery store all the time.” The flavored cartridges contain water vapor and nicotine,

along with the flavoring. Consumers inhale the nicotine and exhale the water vapor. When it comes to rumors of negative effects of e-cigs, Polk is very honest about. “I think that it’s something you would want to talk to your doctor about, just to check,” she said. “We’ve got cardiologists in Kokomo that actually recommend the product to their patients when they can’t smoke cigarettes before they go to surgery.” E-cigs are alternatives to cigarettes that can be used like a regular cigarette or an aid to help quit altogether. “The idea is we have different levels of nicotine ranging from zero nicotine, where’s there’s none, all the way up to 24, which is a high level,” Polk explained. “18 is like a full flavored cigarette, but the idea is just to kind of find a level that you’re comfortable with and taper down until you get down to just the vapor…then it’s more of just the hand to mouth motion and seeing the vapor.” The Wabash store is managed and run by Andrea Kaiser and Angie SturgillHoneycutt. As soon as the doors open, the ladies are waiting to find you a seat and have you test some products. “We really just want to make everyone comfortable and find out what product best fits them,” said Kaiser, the Wabash manager.


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Beacon Credit Union renames Administration Building in honor of Bruce Ingraham A dedication ceremony was held Monday, Dec. 9 to commemorate the renaming of Beacon Credit U n i o n ’ s

Administration Building in honor of the Credit Union’s former President/CEO, Bruce Ingraham. The building has been

renamed to the Bruce Ingraham Building in honor of Ingraham and his tremendous contribution to the growth and success of

BRUCE INGRAHAM’S WIFE, BONNIE, and daughter, Christina, attended the ceremony renaming Beacon’s administration building after Bruce Ingraham the former President/CEO. Beacon Credit Union’s current President/CEO Kevin Willour had Bonnie and Christina do the honors of unveiling the plaque honoring Ingraham. (photo by Emily Armentrout)

Beacon Credit Union during his tenure as President/CEO. At the dedication ceremony, Beacon employees, including the Board of Directors and S u p e r v i s o r y Committee members along with an intimate group of Bruce’s close friends and family, gathered to remember the man who made such a difference in the lives of so many people in the credit union industry, the Wabash community, and far beyond. Everywhere he went, Bruce inspired others with his charismatic leadership, generous spirit and Christian heart. “Bruce taught me that leadership was having a servant’s heart and he always emphasized that as a

leader it is my responsibility to improve the quality of life for the people we serve and improve the quality of life for the communities we serve in,” said current Beacon Credit Union President/CEO Kevin Willour, who worked with Ingraham for 22 years before his retirement in August of 2012. Ingraham was a dynamic visionary and in the 32 years under his leadership, Beacon Credit Union saw sweeping changes and unprecedented growth. When Ingraham began his tenure as president in 1981, Beacon was know as Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union; it had $38 million in total assets and served only Wabash County. At the time of his retirement, the Credit Union served over 45,000 member-owners and had over $900 million dollars in total assets. Under Ingraham, Beacon Credit Union continuously added new products and services over the years, which include share ceritificates, deposit insurance, the first drive-up window, checking accounts, the first ATM, Internet banking, and health savings accounts. Bruce

orchestrated mergers with nine other credit unions over the years, and facilitated the Credit Union’s name change from Wabash Farm Bureau Credit Union to Beacon Credit Union in 2003. Though Ingraham consistently sought out opportunities for positive change and operational growth, he never lost sight of the principles on which the Credit Union was founded. Staying true to Beacon’s mission of “providing fair and competitive financial products and services responsive to the needs of its members,” was Ingraham’s philosophy throughout his career, and his commitment to that philosophy was instrumental to Beacon’s



growth under his leadership. “The decision to rename Beacon’s administration building to commemorate Bruce was easy,” according to Willour. “In honor of Bruce’s legacy, we felt it only fitting to rename our Administration Building as the Bruce Ingraham Building. His 32 years of unending service, dedication, and leadership shaped Beacon Credit Union into the sound, member-focused financial cooperative that it is today. The contributions Bruce made to Beacon and the entire Wabash community were tremendous; it’s an honor to rename our building to celebrate his legacy.”




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CHURCH DIRECTORY 532 N. CASS ST., WABASH, IN 46992 T 260-563-7478 123 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gospel Light Assembly of God, 347 Southwood Dr.; Neil Jeffrey, pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (all ages); Morning 10:30; Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Kids’ Korral Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m., Youth Meeting 7:00 p.m. Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN; phone 260-982-6179; Pastor Chad McAtee. Prayer Service at 9a.m.; Worship Service at 10a.m..; Wednesday Evening Discipleship at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Elevate Youth Discipleship/KidzZone “LIVE”. BAPTIST Emmanuel Free Will Baptist, 129 Southwood Dr., Wabash; Phone 563-3009. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Morning Prayer Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m.; Bus transportation available, call 563-3009. Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash; phone 563-8616; Hobert Meek, pastor, 563-8616. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Youth Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Transportation and nursery available. Sunday morning radio broadcast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sundays mornings on Oldies 106. Grand Street Baptist Church, 1655 Grand Street, Wabash; John Denniston, pastor, phone 765-981-2868; church phone: 563-8409. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Service 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:00 p.m. Southside Freewilll Baptist, 360 Columbus St., Wabash; Church Phone 260-563-4917; Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Worship 11:00 a.m.; Evening Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Pastor Tim Webb BRETHREN CHURCH Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 North Third St., Liberty Mills, IN; Church Phone: (260) 982-6169. Pastor: Kelly Beutler; Associate Pastor: Erin Huiras. Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School All Ages: 9:45 a.m.; Fellowship Time: 10:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wabash Church of the Brethren, 645 Bond Street ( off Falls Avenue) 260-563-5291. Kay Gaier, Pastor. Wherever you are on life’s journey, come join us as we continue the work of Jesus - Peacefully, Simply, Together. WINTER HOURS: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10:30 a.m.; Children’s church available during worship. Handicap accessible. CATHOLIC St. Bernard Catholic, Corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.; Fr. Sextus Don, Pastor. Parish Office and Rectory: 207 N. Cass St., phone 563-4750. Saturday Evening Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (Sept. thru May); 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (June thru August); CCD 9:30 a.m. each Sunday during school year. Weekday Masses: Mon., Wed., Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:15 -5:15 p.m. Saturday or anytime by appointment.

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School 9:30 a.m.; Early Service 8:15 a.m.; Church Service 10:30 a.m. Minister: Mark Wisniewski. LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine; Phone 765-981-2101; Pastor Brad Wright; Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship 10:00 am. Nursery Available. Wabash Christian Church, 110 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-4179; Rev. Melinda Kammerer, Pastor; Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Nursery CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CHURCH Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd.; Tim Prater, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Radio Ministry 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Sunday WKUZ 95.9 FM. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., 563-8503; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. (Kidz Worship, ages 4 through Grade 3); Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Family Night: activities include AWANA (6:30 p.m.); Alliance Allies (Teens) 7:00 p.m.; Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided. Handicap Accessible. CHURCH OF CHRIST Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 4 miles north of Wabash on St. Rd. 15; phone 563-4109; website:; Solomon David, Senior Minister; Michael Eaton, Worship Minister; Aaron McClary, Students Minister; David Lloyd, Children’s Ministeries; Linda Mirante, Associate Ministries; Curt Turanchik, Minister of Connections; Kathy Henderson, Director of “Happy Days” Preschool; Ken Goble, Senior Adult Minister. Dual Bible School & Worship, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister. Church phone (765) 981-4345. Bible School 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evening meal at 5:45 p.m. Adult study & youth activity for all ages begins at 6:30 p.m. Church of Christ at Wabash, 1904 N. Wabash St., Wabash (corner of N. Wabash St. & State Route 24); Evangelist Guy G. Provance Jr.; office phone 563-8234. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:00 a.m.; Evening Worship Hour 6:30 p.m.; Mid-Week Bible Study & Youth J.A.M. Program on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Classes & activities for all ages. DVS CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available.

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 1203 St. Rd 114 E, North Manchester, Father Andrew Curry; phone 260982-4404. Weekend Mass schedule: Saturday, 6:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am. Weekday Mass schedule: Mondays 8 am; Wednesdays 6:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays 8 am. SPARC Men's Group: First & Third Wednesday, 7pm; Apologetics~ Understanding the Faith: Fourth Wednesday, 7 pm. First Saturday Eucharistic Adoration, Mass and Rosary, 8 am the First Saturday of each month. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wednesdays at 5:30pm; 1st Saturdays at 8:30am or by appointment. Church email: Church website:

COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church - Where Christ is our Passion and People are our Purpose, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Rick Harrison. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m . FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, Lead Pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Pat Byers, Worship Pastor; Brandon Eaton, Youth Pastor; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. Dave Phillips, Pastoral Care, Dan Burnham, Discipleship and Outreach Pastor; Executive Pastor, Mike Scamihorn; First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:25 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible.

CHRISTIAN Dora Christian Church, located 1 1/2 miles South of Salamonie Dam, Lagro; phone 260-782-2006. Sunday

LUTHERAN Living Faith Church, worship service this Sunday at Falls Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue begins at 10:00 am.

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Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. Bible study classes for all ages begin at 9:00 am with fellowship time after worship. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Our facility is handicap accessible. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) – 173 Hale Drive, Wabash. Phone 260-563-1886. Pastor: Rev. Jeremy Yeadon. Sunday school and adult Bible class 9:15 a.m., worship service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion observed the first and third Sundays. Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, We worship our Lord each Sunday at 9 a.m. with a Gospel-based message and Holy Communion. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service. We are handicap accessible and everyone is welcome at Trinity! CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Pastors JP Freeman and Sebrena Cline. Sunday Praise & Worship Services: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday nights: Celebrate Recovery and Celebration Station for kids PK-6 at 7 p.m. – gain help from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meets in the Sanctuary. Thursday Night Togethering (TNT) at 7-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall - contemporary worship, small groups and fellowship for the whole family – adults, youth group and children. Handicapped accessible Contacts: 260-982-2882;; WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Pastor Joe and Rachel Allen. Phone: 765-243-5010. Email: NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 State Road 114 East N. Manchester, IN 46962; Service times: Sundays -- Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship and Kids Church, 10 AM; Evening Service, 7 PM; Birthday Dinner the first Sunday night of the month: 6 PM. Wednesday night: Adult Bible Study: 7 PM; Missionettes and Royal Rangers: 7 PM. Youth Group: Sunday Nights at 6 PM. Children's Choir: Wednesdays at 6 PM. Second Sunday of each month, 7 PM, Possibilities Support Group for parents of children with special needs. We specialize in ministering to people with special needs and welcome families of children with autism and developmental delays. Come as you are. We don't follow rules, we follow Jesus. Everyone is welcome no matter what walk of life you are from. Pastors Eddie and Karla Akins 260-578-0190. On the web: Dinner Table Ministries, 31 E. Market St. Wabash, In 260-571-7686 0r 260-274-2145.; Pastor: Roxane Mann; Sunday Worship 10:30am; Kids Church 10:30am; Wednesday 6pm, Ladies Only Wed. 7:30pm; Friday Recovery meeting 6pm. Our focus is on the Word of God Verse by Verse to better know Christ And be transformed in the light of His truth. Come as you are all are welcome! Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765833-4793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, meets in the Bowen Center gymnasium at 255 N Miami St. Wabash, IN. Pastor Bruce Hostetler can be reached at



260-571-0548 or 260-563-4282. The church office is located at 2609 S. 100 W. Wabash, IN. We focus on knowing Christ and making Christ known through personal and community transformation. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for food and fellowship followed by our worship celebration and Children’s worship at 10:15 a.m. YOU are also invited to our Wednesday evening Going Deeper class from 6:30-8 p.m. NAZARENE Wabash Church of the Nazarene, 902 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN; Phone: (260) 563-3067; Pastor Kirk Johnson; Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Youth Service: 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Sunday school classes for all ages, nursery and children’s church available during worship service and sunday school. St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. Walk by Faith Community Church, 515 Chippewa Road, corner of Chippewa & Beamer Sts. in Roann; phone (765) 833-9931; fax (765) 833-6561 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.; Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Children’s Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Pastor - Brad Eckerley; Youth Pastor - Jody Tyner; Pastoral Care Minister - Donna Stiver; Sunday, December 15th, 2013; Our greeters for this Sunday will be Mike and Peggy White and Fred and Pam Musselman. Pastor Brad Eckerley will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship. We invite all to come and worship. December 15 – Ted Yoder Hammered Dulcimer concert 6 p.m., Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. “The Source” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Minister Rev. Jonathan Cornell; Sunday Morning Schedule, Sunday School 8:45am; Worship service 10:00am; nursery available; handicap accessible sanctuary; email:; website:; There are no perfect people allowed. We invite you to come experience a relationship with the living God through: relationships, worship, and service. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 563-3308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Worship 8:00am & 10:00am. with kids message and wee-worship at 10am service, MultiMedia Worship W/Praise Team; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash, IN 260-563-3108. Senior PastorRev. Kurt Freeman; Pastor of Visitation- Rev. John Cook; Director of Children’s Ministry- Susan Vanlandingham; Youth Directors- Jeremy & Emily Boardman. Sunday Schedule 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. 9:00 a.m. Teen & Adult Sunday School & Children’s faith learning. 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for Pre-School thru 5th Grade following Children’s Message (except for 1st Sunday each month). Kids First Child Care, age 4 weeks thru 12 years 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays. Missie Edwards, Director. Wesley Academy Pre-School includes age 3 through Pre-K. Susan Vanlandingham, Director. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email:; Website:; Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.; Worship: 10:15 a.m.; Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 982-7537; Pastor Mark Eastway. Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.;


THE PAPER December 11, 2013

Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Accidents Nov. 27 At approximately 3:31 p.m., a vehicle driven by Darrin Montgomery, 18, Walton, lost control on 200 W and struck a tree. Dec. 2 At approximately 12:50 p.m., a vehicle driven by Chelsey Spaulding, 31, Servia, lost control on 300 E and left the road. Dec. 3 At approximately 6:04 p.m., a vehicle driven by Melissa Huston, 47, Wabash,

struck a deer on SR 15. At approximately 7:04 p.m., a vehicle driven by Robert Brown, 66, Wabash, struck a deer on 100 S. At approximately 10:56 p.m., a vehicle driven by Suanne Fetters, 57, Wabash, struck a mailbox near Old 15. Dec. 5 At approximately 7:09 a.m., a vehicle driven by Ronald Haecker, 38, North Manchester, struck a deer on 200 W.

Dec. 2 Trey Burbank, 20, North Manchester, revocation of probation, sexual battery. Dec. 3 Robert Kessinger, 18, Wabash, resisting law enforcement. Jacob Fouts, 37, Wabash, false reporting. Robert Craig, 25, Wabash, public intoxication, disorderly conduct.

Bookings Nov. 30 Phillip Sadler, 56, Akron, failure to appear.

Deane A. Kline, 88, formerly of Claypool, died Dec. 1 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. She was born Oct. 28, 1925 in North Manchester to the late Warren and M. Eloise (Peabody). Mrs. Kline graduated from Chester High School in 1943. She was a member of the former Jr. Jackson Township Home Ec Club and the United Methodist Women. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She married Victor E. Kline on Sept. 14, 1945. He died May 30, 2003. Mrs. Kline is survived by two sons, Dennis (Dorothy) Kline, Claypool, and David (Patricia) Kline, Pendleton; a daughter, Vicki Turner, Winona Lake, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Max Kline, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Gloria Bell, North Manchester, and Carol Paxson, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Christina (Mike) McCaul, Pendleton, William Todd (Jennifer) Kline, White Oak, Ga., Mark Kline, Claypool, Anita (Chico) KlineBalbuena, Claypool; and three great grandchildren, Nicolas Balbuena Kline, Arya Balbuena Kline and William Kannon Kline. Two brothers predeceased her. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at McKee Mortuary in North Manchester with Pastor Kent Harting and Jeff Grossnickle officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in North Manchester. Preferred memorials are to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962 or Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 1900 Carew St. Suite 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Condolences may be sent to

James “ Pat” Houlihan, 69 U.S. Army veteran June 17, 1944 – Dec. 3, 2013

James Patrick “Pat” Houlihan, 69, Peru, died at 4:05 p.m., Dec. 3, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 17, 1944 in Fort Wayne, to Paul and Phoebe (Millican) Houlihan. Pat was a U.S. Army veteran from 1962-1964, serving in Korea. He married Barbara Sue Meeks in Wabash, on Dec. 23, 1965. He worked at General Tire in Wabash for 30 years retiring in 2000. Pat was a member of the Teamsters Union, and the Wabash American Legion Post 15. He loved talking to people and his dog “Little One.” Pat was also an avid Notre Dame football fan. He is survived by wife, Barbara Sue Houlihan, Peru; two children, Diana (Tony) Biscella, Logansport, and Patrick Wayne Houlihan, Macy; grandson, Shane Anthony Biscella, Logansport; three brothers, Paul Joseph (Sondra) Houlihan, Peru, Thomas Edward (Marcella) Houlihan, Wabash, and Jeffery Alvin (Karen) Houlihan, Andrews, sister, Mary Katherine Prickett, Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Elizabeth Anne Houlihan, and two sisters, Barbara Ann Stickley, and Sarah Jane Bertels. Funeral services were held on Dec. 6, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial followed in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial is the American Diabetes Association. The memorial guest book for Pat may be signed at

Dec. 4 Elijah West, 34, Wabash, maintaining a common nuisance. Cara Jeffrey, 34, Wabash, maintaining a common nuisance. Michael Jeffrey, 32, Wabash, maintaining a common nuisance. Misty Watson, 35, Wabash, dealing methamphetamine,

maintaining a common nuisance. Tyler McKenzie, 26, Wabash, habitual traffic violator. Dec. 5 Jason Garcia, 33, Wabash, public intoxication. Tracy Oaks, 41, Wabash, dealing in narcotics. Amanda Langston, 30, Wabash, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resist-

Deane Kline, 88 Member of Center United Methodist Church Oct. 28, 1925—Dec. 1, 2013

Commissioners meeting recap This weeks commissioners meeting lasted less than 15 minutes. John Martin presented the commissioners with a utility permit and a request from MSD for a repair on a school bus turn-around. Both were approved. Sheriff Bob Land reported that there were 88 in the jail and 16 in Miami County. Six more would be transferred later. Last week’s average population was 89. There were 25 transfers, 10 of which went to the Department of Corrections. Attorney Steve Downs said the

Rainy Day Ordinance 85-12-2013 was ready for approval. They amended 85-12-2007, which allowed the Rainy Day Fund to be used for employee benefits only. The amendment now allows the funds to be used for employee benefits, prison transfers, cumulative reassessment services and elections. The ambulance agreement is also ready to be approved. LifeMed requested a 32 percent increase in annual funding starting in 2015. Trisha Hanes requested for 2014 AACTION Grants for

the community’s drug-free programs. The program, under the Governor’s commission for a drugfree Indiana, aims to eliminate drug use in youths. The $25,000 grant was approved and will come out of court fees. The commissioners appointed two new and three returning members to the Wabash County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau board. New members are Jan Roland and Howard Kaler. Those returning are Brittany Rager, Susie Hampton and Wade Weaver.

ing law enforcement. Citations Dec. 2 Matthew Smith, 26, Warsaw, cited for speed on SR 13. Wabash City Police Department Accidents Dec. 2 At approximately 2:11 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jonathan Bailey, 23, Converse, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Danny Wilcox, 56, Wabash. Citations Dec. 4


Thomas Flint, 31, Wabash, driving while suspended, infraction. Misty Watson, 35, Wabash, two counts dealing in methamphetamine, one count maintaining a common nuisance. Tyler McKenzie, 26, Wabash, cited for expired plates, arrested for habitual traffic violator. Dec. 5 Jason Garcia, 33, Wabash, public intoxication. Amanda Langston, 30, Wabash, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement.

In Loving Memory of

William “Bill” Chaplin I miss you so very much Since you have gone away! Instead of missing you less I miss you more and more each day! I wish so much to talk to you To hear your voice again To tell you that I love you so And that you’re my best friend! To laugh with you just one more time Or walk down the street. To sit in church and hear you sing As you sat beside my seat! I know that you’re not hurting now And that is a comforting thing. I know that you’re with the Lord A joy that salvation brings! Forty-two years is a very long time To get used to someone’s smile! Yet I would do it all again I’d walk through every mile! Words cannot express the loss I feel today No one can ever take your place You’re in my heart to stay! I thank the Lord Almighty for Sending you my way! I’m living my life So when it’s over I can see you again someday! Your Loving Wife Brenda



Manchester Police Department Accidents Dec. 1 At approximately 7:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jamie Brown, 35, Pierceton, struck a deer on SR 13 just north of Old Wabash Road. Dec. 2 At approximately Janean S. Watson, 51, North Manchester, struck a deer on Meridian Road south of 1400 N. Dec. 3 At approximately 2:55 p.m., vehicles driven by Michael

Wood, 23, LaFontaine, and Kenneth Graybill Jr., 71, Liberty Mills, collided in the 1300 block of SR 13 W. Citations Dec. 1 Kristian Gaerte, 44, North Manchester, arrested for driving while suspended and operating while intoxicated with a previous conviction. Dec. 2 Alisha Huffman, 29, Columbia City, cited for speed. Robert Kessinger, 18, Huntington, arrested on a warrant for criminal

Bill Howard, 77 Member of United Methodist Church in Plainfield Oct. 21, 1936 – Dec. 6, 2013

Bill Howard, 77, Wabash, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Bickford Cottage in Wabash. He was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Wabash to Robert and Jeannette (Eviston) Howard. Bill was a 1954 graduate of Lagro High School, and a member of the Indiana National Guard. He married Sally Hale in Wabash on Feb. 10, 1957. He worked for the Indiana Department of National Resources as a Ranger at Salamonie Reservoir, in soil conservation, worked for Farm Bureau, and was a basketball referee. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Plainfield. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, an avid golfer, an Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University fan. He enjoyed going to soccer games and swim meets. He is survived by his wife, Sally Howard, Wabash, four children, Lisa (Steve) Lengel, Urbana, Dennis (Julie) Howard, Lebanon, Stacy (Frank) Davis and Tracy (Chris) Cutshaw, both of Plainfield; his sister, Shirley (Bob) Ellis, Venice, Fla., 22 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 9, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service with Reverend Melissa Rice officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society, and Riley Hospital for Children. The memorial guest book for Bill may be signed at

WEEKLY REPORTS recklessness and criminal mischief. Kessinger was also charged with resisting law enforcement. B r i a n Hershberger, 51, Syracuse, cited for speed. Joshua Tolsma, 23, Muncie, cited for following too closely. Nov. 27 Rachelle Haslett, 43, Columbia City, cited for expired registration. Nov. 29

Jon Holman, 48, North Manchester, cited for speed. Malika Adam, 25, North Manchester, cited for disregarding a stop sign.

If seen, contact police

Roger Sawyer to Dale Gagnon and Rosemary Gagnon, Warranty Deed. Brett Webb to Deborah Smith,

Mark Denniston to Mark Denniston and Leigh Denniston, Quitclaim Deed. NPB Mortgage LLC to Carl Burns and Mada Burns, Warranty Deed.

Elizabeth Fleck, 99 North Manchester resident Oct. 1, 1914 – Dec. 3, 2013 Elizabeth M. Fleck, 99, North Manchester, died at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. She was born Oct. 1, 1914 in Laketon to David and Bertha (Buck) Whitehurst. Elizabeth was a 1931 graduate of Laketon High School. She married Forrest J. “Bud” Fleck in Auburn, on Jan. 11, 1941; he died May 28, 1995. She was a homemaker, volunteered at Peabody, and was a longtime member of the Wabash Garden Club. She enjoyed spending summers fishing on Edwards Lake, at her cabin in Canada, and wintered several years in Bonita Springs, Fla. She enjoyed being outside and loved reminiscing with friends and family. She lived most of her life in the Wabash Community and the last 15 years at Peabody. She is survived by nieces, Nancy (William) Plummer, Wabash, and Pam (Charles) Waltemath, Spencerville, and several other nieces and nephews. Her parents, and two brothers, Earl and Harry Whitehurst, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Dec. 6, at Peabody Chapel, with Rev. Sue Babovec officiating. Burial followed in Laketon Cemetery. Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County. The memorial guest book for Elizabeth may be signed at

Donald Watkins, Sr., 79 Attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church Donald E. Watkins Sr., 79, Wabash, passed away at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at his residence. He was born to the late Adam and Polly (Patton) Watkins on June 11, 1934 in Bosco, Ky. He married Lorraine Bentley on July 11, 1953; she passed away on Jan. 22, 2013. He retired from General Tire in Wabash. He attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his sons, Sam (Linda) Watkins, Urbana, Donald (Elizabeth) Watkins, Wabash; his daughter, Shelia (Myron) Bishir, Wabash; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great grandchild. Funeral Services were held Dec. 7, at McDonald Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to Wabash/Miami County Home Health Hospice, 710 North East Street, Wabash, Indiana, 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Warranty Deed. Cynthia Roser to Mark Roser, Quitclaim Deed. Walter Penrod, Mary Penrod and

Penrod Family Trust to Timothy Morbitzer and Penny Morbitzer, Quitclaim Deed. Elmer Bonewitz to

Mary Wintrode, 90

Land Transfers

June 11, 1934 – Dec. 4, 2013

Madison is approximately 5’5 and 95 pounds. She has black hair and light blue eyes. She was last seen wearing dark colored skinny jeans, a longsleeved black concert t-shirt, black boots, and a red & black checkered flannel coat.


December 11, 2013

Member of the Missionary Church July 14, 1923 – Dec. 3, 2013

Mary Wintrode, 90, North Manchester, died at her residence on Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. She was born in Marion on July 14, 1923 to Joseph and Elizabeth (Peters) Walls. Mary was a great cook, had an artistic talent and liked embroidering. She was a former member of Country Women’s Club. Mary was a homemaker. She married Rollin Wintrode on Feb. 13, 1943. He died Nov. 5, 1990. She is survived by three sons, Rollin (Carol) Wintrode, Ark., David Wintrode, North Manchester, Robert Wintrode, North Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Todd (Jane) Walters, Silver Lake and Mrs. Gene (Holly) McCoin, Indianapolis; two sisters, Katherin Brown, Texas and Mrs. Roy (Milred) McVey, Marion; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at the Missionary Church with Pastor Dan Binkley officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Memorials may be made to the Missionary Church.

Charlie Skeens, 71 North Manchester resident Dec. 4, 1942 – Dec. 4, 2013

Charlie Skeens, 71, North Manchester, died Dec. 4 at 9:10 a.m. at his residence. He was born Dec. 4, 1942 to Roy and Sadie (Mullett) Skeens in Logan County, W.Va. He was employed at United Technologies, North Manchester, for 33 years. He was then employed at BKB Manufacturing for 10 years, retiring in 2008. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors. Charlie married Mary Lou Morris on Oct. 17, 1964. She survives. He is also survived by two sons, Roy (Joey) Skeens and John Skeens, both of North Manchester; four daughters, Mary Ann Cordill, North Manchester, Linda Sue (Terry) Moser, Janet (Brian) Wray, North Manchester and Betty Raylene Skeens, North Manchester; one sister, Betty (Bill) Morris, North Manchester; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charlie Skeens, one brother, Thomas Skeens and one sister, Brenda Delgado. Funeral services were held Dec. 9 at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. Memorials may be made to Mary Lou Skeens, 108 S. Sycamore Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.

Historical facts for Dec. 11-17 by Kalie Ammons

It’s time to take a moment to look at the past. The Paper’s historical facts for this week are: Dec. 11, 1777— George Washington began marching 12,000 soldiers to Valley Forge before an encounter with the British delayed their travels. Dec 11, 1941— Germany declares war on the United States, bringing the formerly neutral country into WWII. Dec. 12, 1913—Two years after its theft, The Mona Lisa is recovered in a waiter’s hotel room in Florence. Dec. 12, 1989—The Queen of Mean (Leona Helmsley) is sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud. Helmsley

received her nickname after stating, “only the little people pay taxes.” Dec. 13, 1925— Dick van Dyke is born. Dec. 13, 1951—As a result of the McCarthy investigations, Foreign Service Officer John S. Service is dismissed from the Department of State. Dec. 14, 1799— President George Washington dies at age 67. Dec. 14, 1977— “Saturday Night Fever” debuted its premiere, making a star out of 23-yearold John Travolta. Dec. 15, 1890— Sioux chief Sitting Bull is killed by Native American police. Dec. 15, 1993— Spielberg wins his first Oscar with

Schindler’s List. Dec. 16, 1773—The Sons of Liberty in Boston disguised themselves as Native Americans and dumped an entire supply of tea sent by the East India Company. It is now known as the Boston Tea Party. Dec. 16, 1930— Bank robber Herman Lamm and his gang are killed by 200 angry civilians after a failed bank robbery in Clinton, Ind. Dec. 17, 1862— General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Dec. 17, 1903—The Wright Brothers make their first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

THE PAPER December 11, 2013

Elmer Bonewitz and Barbara Bonewitz, Quitclaim Deed. Robert Lee to Andrea Lee, Quitclaim Deed. Jane Miller to Robert Collins, Quitclaim Deed. Carla Gaines to Cathy Myers, Warranty Deed. Steven Frost and Catherine Frost to Robert Jacobs Jr., Warranty Deed. David Hawkins and Vicki Hawkins to Darrin Pierce and Victoria Pierce, Warranty Deed. Timothy Stumbo and Brenda Stumbo to David Gill Jr., Warranty Deed. Merlin Ridgeway and Jane Ridgeway to Jay Gillespie, Quitclaim Deed. Paul Miller, Kathleen Miller, Richard Walls,

Dean Hettmansperger, 53 Wabash High School graduate Nov. 11, 1960 – Dec. 3 2013

Dean Alan Hettmansperger, 53, Wabash, died Tuesday, Dec. 3 at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1960 in Wabash, to B.R. and Jo Ann (Koerner) Hettmansperger. Dean was a 1978 graduate of Wabash High School and enjoyed watching sports. He is survived by his mother, Jo Ann H e t t m a n s p e r g e r, Wabash, two children Justin A. Hettmansperger and Megan D. Rush, and granddaughter Zoe, all of Holly Hills, Fla.; two sisters, Nancy (Stephen) Stewart, Marco Island, Fla., and Lynne (Charles) Green, Indianapolis, and his niece Jennifer (Don) Hilton, Noblesville. His father, B.R. Hettmansperger, and brother, Michael R. Hettmansperger, preceded him in death. Private graveside services and burial will be at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. The memorial guest book for Dean may be signed at

Judith Walls, Paul Fry, Kathleen Fry, Richard Myers and Judith Myers to David Migliorini and


Teresa Migliorini, Warranty Deed. Cory Craig to Norman Craig and Sandra Craig,

Warranty Deed. Keith Davenport to Keith Davenport and Marla Davenport, Quitclaim Deed.

Betty Montgomery, 88 Attended Wabash Friends Church July 18, 1925 – Dec. 6, 2013 Betty J. Montgomery, 88, Wabash, died at 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. She was born to the late Edgar and Mary Marie (Roye) Fiant on July 18, 1925 in Wabash. She was a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School. She married James E. Montgomery on Feb. 28, 1947, he passed away June 30, 1977. She was a legal secretary and retired as Wabash County first title IV D Child Support Investigator at the Wabash County Prosecutors Office. She attended Wabash Friends Church. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Phi Sorority. She enjoyed playing bridge and most of all spending time with her family. She is survived by a son, William E. Montgomery (Sharon), Wabash; two daughters, Mrs. Martin (Pamela) Smalley, Wabash, and Mrs. James (Susan) Kingston, Lagro; two sisters, Priscilla Tyner, Avon, and Marjorie Sailors Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Montgomery and a sister. Funeral Service was held Dec. 10, at McDonald Funeral Home, with Pastor David Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Mississinewa Cemetery in Somerset. Preferred memorials are to the National Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Merrill Azbell, 83 U.S. Army veteran March 7, 1930 – Dec. 5, 2013

Merrill L. Azbell, 83, North Manchester, died at 8:27 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at his home. He was born March 7, 1930 in Mexico, Ind. to Thurman and Lova (Snyder) Azbell. Merrill married Grace Manns in Deedsville on July 10, 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Essex Tool & Die in Peru. He was a “jack of all trades.” Merrill was a member of the North Manchester American Legion and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He loved to play cards, especially euchre; playing every Wednesday at Scout Hall. Merrill also enjoyed playing the organ, piano, and guitar. He is survived by his wife, Grace Azbell, North Manchester; two children, Steve Allan Azbell Laketon, and Terri Ann Miller. Osceola; six grandchildren, Amy (Stacy) Azbell-Nice, North Manchester, Jason (Deanna) Azbell, and Marcey Miller both of Wabash, Martyn Miller, Fort Wayne, Danielle (Derrik) Azbell-Shennefield and Brigham Azbell both of Wabash; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wendell (Carol) Azbell, North Vernon, and Darele (Carolyn) Azbell, Peru, and sister, Dollie Ballinger, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Rod Azbell, two brothers, Dean Azbell and Maurice Azbell, sister, Ruth Green, and grandson, Matthew Miller. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may call Saturday, December 14, from 4-8 p.m. at the North Manchester American Legion, 215 E. Main St., North Manchester, Indiana. Preferred memorial is Scout Hall at North Manchester or the family of Merrill Azbell. The memorial guest book for Merrill may be signed at

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RECIPE FOR CHRISTMAS: “Take a quart of joy and gladness, a peck of folk and kin, a dash of Christmas spirit and toss some laughter in. Take a large amount of giving and spread it generously. Read directions in the good book and apply them carefully. Garnish well with human kindness on crystal

leaves of cheer, and you’ll have a batch of Christmas to last the coming year.” Unknown YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS SANTA’S arrival in LaFontaine at 9 a.m. on Sat. Dec. 14 at the L a F o n t a i n e Community Building. Come and see Santa and enjoy all the pancakes and sausage you can eat from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. This is a community project by the LaFontaine Lions. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES will be held at 9 p.m. at LaFontaine Christian Church and at 11 p.m. at LaFontaine Methodist Church. ALL GOD’S COMMUNITY CHOIR will be presenting the cantata “Bethlehem Morning” at 6 p.m.



Dec. 22 at the Salem Methodist Church located at the corner of 700 N and 650 E. All are welcome to the little church in the country. NOBLE KNIGHTS for week Nov. 25-27 are: Junior High: Hannah Miller (nominated by Ms. Ulmer) Senior High: Emma Peebles (nominated by Mr. Sparks) Thank you for illustrating respect, responsibility and your personal best! S O M E R S E T LIONS CLUB IS HAVING breakfast with Santa on Dec. 14 from 8-10 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits at the Somerset Community Building. THE ADULT MISSION TRIP TO

MEXICO will be Jan. 3 - 10, 10 - 17, and 17 24. If you are interested in going on this mission trip to the college in Mexico, please contact Rick Smalling or Brad Wright through the LaFontaine Christian Church. GUN RAFFLE TICKETS for a Remington 700 SPS Tactical .223 with a Hogue over-molded stock are on sale now. The winner has choice of gun or $500 cash. Call or text 260571-7811 or 260-5710639, or email to request tickets. The drawing will take place on Dec. 16. Sponsors are Just Hunt and The Paper. This is a fundraiser for a first responder vehicle for the

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LaFontaine/Liberty Fire Department. Be sure to get your tickets for this great cause. KFC (KIDS FOR CHRIST) will be performing the musical “An Out-of-the-Box Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at Church of Christ at Treaty. THE LIFE CENTER in Wabash is in desperate need of clothing sizes 2T-4T (both girls and boys winter clothes, mainly pants). Pajamas, size 18 months -4T for girls and boys, and Gerber formula is also needed. In the month of October, they gave out 51 pairs of pajamas, 34 outfits size 2T, and 325 items in all. This was one of their slower months. They definitely cannot serve the community of Wabash with-




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out the help of everyone. They want to give a big thank you for your help. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHADAY to Micah Smith Dec. 1, Paul Wright Dec. 7, and Pat Guenin Dec. 8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to D.J. Boyd Dec. 12, Josh Cortez Dec. 13, Meghan Brane, Ashton Steele Dec. 14, Laura Eppley Dec. 16, and Jeanna Friedersdorf Dec. 17. H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY to Josh and Amy Cortez Dec. 17, and Jan and Sandy Bachman Dec. 18. WORDS OF WISDOM “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you

are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” Mother Teresa SEND YOUR NEWS AND PICTURES by Thursday t o 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.

Roann will be Dec. 1112. THE ROANN TOWN BOARD meeting will be held on Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Roann Town Hall. METRO NORTH NEWS: December Polar Pride Winners are: Jaxsen Martin, Avery Gordon, Neil Long, and Annie F r e n c h . Congratulations! They can always use more treats for their Polar Pride Prize Box: small toys, books, kid’s magazines, pencils, crayons, etc. Just send items into the office with a note. Metro North students have gotten 450 Polar Pride slips for being prepared so for this year. Congratulations to Jacob Snyder and Ella Haupert for win-

ning Metro North’s Hoop Shoot contest! Congratulations to the winners of the elementary wrestling tournament held on Nov. 9. First place winners from Metro North included Lucis Bever, Kameron Pratt, Matthew Wallen, Aden Eads, Kody Stambaugh, Ben Snyder, Dylan Osborn, Brayan Livesay, James Pinkerton, Dean Elzy, Luke Tacker, and Reece Rosen. Christmas Break will be Dec. 21 to Jan. 5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to: Kelli Slee, Steven Dale Tillman, Jennifer Vigar, Jaden Baer, Karli Musselman, Marissa Birk, Jessica Houlihan, Philip D. Draper, Carmen Koch, Grace Marie Krom, Chip Van Buskirk, Austin Owens, Bruce Shaw, Steve Foust, Nelda Witmer, Madeline Cords, Carlee LeFebvre, Billy McCarty, Valerie Doud, Kelly Schuler, Tara Lynn, Jennifer McColley, and Jane Whitney. H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Thurma Spears, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shaw, and Mr. and Mrs. Billy McCarty. ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my email address at roannhappenings@ya or you may call me at 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.

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GOD’S ALL COMMUNITY CHOIR will be performing their Christmas program in the North Manchester area t h r o u g h o u t December. Kelly Iler, a senior at M a n c h e s t e r University, directs the choir, which is made up of members from seven local churches. Upcoming dates include: Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend any performance. ANGEL TREES GIFT TAGS AVAILABLE NOW: You will find Angel Trees at The Hardware, One World, Lutheran Church, Catholic Church, Manchester Church of the Brethren and Congregational

Christian Church. Select a tag from the tree, purchase the gift indicated and return with your wrapped gift to the place where you got the tag by Saturday, Dec. 14. Drop off gifts as soon as possible, as there is much to be done before delivery on Saturday, Dec. 21. MEET US IN THE MANGER: Join the Congregational Christian Church in the telling of what happened on a night long ago in a manger far away. The story unfolds before a full sized manger through actors, music and narration on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 and 11 a.m. All are welcomed. Special thanks goes to Bob and Kay DuBois, John and Cass Rish and Merle Warren for their creativity and hard work. Pastor J.P. Freeman leads a cast of children and adults as together they bring the manger to life. Regular worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor Freeman bringing the message as we continue “Heralding Heaven’s Holy Hope” and Beth

Rhoades shares the song “Merry Christmas with Love”. Open Communion for all who gather will be shared at all services. The church is located at 310 N. Walnut Street. SHEPHERD’S CENTER events are held weekly at the Town-Life Center at Bond Street and Seventh Street. These events are open to the public. Upcoming events are Wednesday, Dec. 18 – 8:30-9:20 a.m. MEDTALK: Dr. Wilbur McFadden with Dr. Christine Hess, MD, Dermatologist, Marion, Indiana;



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Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ comes to the Honeywell Center Jan. 2

The venerable Broadway musical West Side Story brings the greatest love story of all time to the Honeywell Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. West Side Story is part of the 2013-2014 season of the Wabash Valley Music Association Series. Fifty years after its

Broadway debut, West Side Story remains the genre’s best dance-driven musical with extraordinary choreography to American musical theater classics, i n c l u d i n g “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere” by legendary composers

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Holiday Classic set for Wagon Wheel Holiday Stage No Santa Claus, no Frosty the Snowman, not even Buddy the Elf. No problem. Very few stories evoke holiday sentimentalities as much as the Tony Award winning, The Sound of Music. Running Dec. 6 through Dec. 22, the Wagon Wheel Theatre presents the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical featuring all your favorite songs including, “Do-Re-Mi,” “So Long, Farewell,” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” just to name a few. The Sound of Music is the timeless tale of Maria who leaves the Austrian convent to

become a governess for seven sometimes spirited siblings. It is a musical tale of discovery and love against the backdrop of World War II Nazi Germany. The original Broadway musical featuring Mary

Martin won the 1960 Tony Award for Best musical. The stage version spawned the Academy Award winning 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The plot is loosely based on the

1949, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” penned by Maria Von Trapp. The Sound of Music last appeared on the Wagon Wheel Theatre stage in 2009. This cast stars Lauren Roesner and Ryan

Charley Creek Gardens offer Yule Time Stroll

The Yule Time Stroll is celebrating its fifth year of offering visitors something difficult to find — a little peace and tranquility during the holiday season. From 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14 through Dec. 25, the Charley Creek Gardens and the Garden Education and Resource Center will be open to guests to enjoy a serene walk in the holiday-lit Gardens. Director Kelly Smith has created an array of “simple lighting” to provide an idyllic atmosphere on crisp winter nights where individuals and families can stroll. Smith also welcomes guests to tour the Education and Resource Building, 551 N. Miami St., and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while taking a break from the busyness of the season. Nestled between N. Wabash St. and N. Miami St. the Gardens offer both formal and naturalized gardens, a waterfall, evergreen maze, stone labyrinth and the Education and Resource Center on approximately six acres of ground. Normal hours are dawn to dusk every day of the year and there is no admission fee. Parking is located at 518 N. Wabash St. Please call 260-5631020 for weather-related closings.

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Wagner, who portray Maria and the Captain, respectively. The holiday season typically brings all your favorite holiday reruns right to your television. The Sound of Music is no exception. However, this year NBC will air an updated live version starring Carrie Underwood. “We don’t mind the added publicity,” says Will Dawson, Wagon Wheel Theatre Director of Operations. “If you watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, you know how much they pushed their live show. I think people will enjoy the Carrie Underwood version, but it will make them realize how much they love this classic show and the characters and they will want to come and

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vikings win battle with Knights

by Gary Andrews After opening the season with an impressive win over Southern Wells, the Southwood boys’ basketball team had the task of taking on the hot 4A Huntington North Vikings Friday. Huntington came in 20 with impressive wins over Homestead and Mississinewa and flexed their muscle early in a 74-41 win over the Knights. For the first four minutes the Knights hung with the Vikings with a bucket from Alex Harmon and two free throws from Jackson Blair to make it 4-4. After two Corey Phillipy free throws made it 7-6 Huntington, the Vikings would get a little breathing room with three straight buckets, two being three pointers to take a 15-6 lead. Logan

Paris would stop the run with a three of his own to make it 159, when Huntington would score the last seven points of the quarter to lead 22-9 at the stop. Huntington would score the first five points of the second quarter to extend their lead to 27-9 when the Knights found a little rhythm. Alex Harmon would connect on back to back buckets and with 4:35 left, and after two Jackson Blair free throws, it was 31-16. The Knights would make another surge at the Vikings when Noah Kirk converted a three point play and was followed with a three from Corey Phillipy and a deuce from Logan Paris to cut the Huntington lead to 31-24. The Vikings would answer the Knights, out scor-

ing Southwood 7-1 the last 2:13 to lead 38-25 at the half. With the Knights still within striking distance at the half, the Vikings would take control in the third quarter. Huntington scored the first six points of the quarter before a Harmon bucket made it 44-27. At that point the Vikings would go on a 10-0 run to open a 54-27 margin. Luke Elliott would hit a free throw and Ross Phillipy, a bucket, before another Huntington three before the buzzer made it 57-30. Huntington would extend their lead to start the fourth quarter, out scoring the Knights 12-3 in the first six minutes. The lone Knight points came on a Jackson Blair three pointer and it was 69-33 with

2:18 remaining. The Knights would get two free throws from Harmon, and three’s from Clay Hinrichsen and Matt Cox the last two minutes for the 74-41 final. Alex Harmon led the Knights with 10 points, 2 blocks. Jackson Blair added 9 points, 2 assists. Corey Phillipy had 5 points, 4 rebounds. Logan Paris had 5 points, Matt Cox 3, Noah Kirk 3, Clay Hinrichsen 3, Ross Phillipy 2, and Luke Elliott 2. The junior varsity fell to Huntington. Clay Hinrichsen led with 13 points. Brandin Frazier added 11, Andrew Finicle 5, Blake Martz 5, Matt Cox 2, Jeffery Finicle 2, and Christian Deeter 2.

SOUTHWOOD’S ALEX HARMON goes high for a block Friday night in the Knight’s game against Huntington North. (photo by Gary Andrews)

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By Bill Barrows December basketball in Wabash County is important as conference matchups begin to build and coaches begin to evaluate adjustments within their own teams. The schedule for the second week of December starts out slow, but builds toward the weekend. On Tuesday, the Lady Norse travel to Taylor for a non conference game, while the Lady Apaches travel up to Warsaw for a challenging test. On Wednesday, the Lady Knights host Mississinewa. On Thursday, the Manchester Squires host Warsaw in a matchup that will give the Squires a gauge as to how they stack up early in the season. The weekend offers a full slate of games. On Friday, 3 county teams are in action. On the Boys side, Maconaquah travels to Wabash for a non-conference affair. The Lady Squires of Manchester will be at Whitko for a conference game that is also a border battle. The lone county matchup of the week is the Lady Norse traveling to the south end of the county to take on the Lady Knights at Southwood. Wabash WebTV will broadcast that Metro matchup starting around 7 p.m. Join the Harness brothers, Rick and Tim, for all of the game action. There are four games on the slate for Saturday evening. In Boys action, Northfield travels to Bluffton, Manchester is at Huntington North and Southwood hosts Eastern. In the lone girls contest, Wabash hosts Rochester in TRC LADY NORSE KATIE STEPHAN goes up for two action. points in Northfield’s game against the Lady Join Wabash WebTV for exciting Squires. (photo by Gary Andrews) action of Indiana High School basketball. If you are at a game or cansteals, and 2 assists. added 6, Alexis Taylor 3, not watch it live, an archive of the featured game is available on the Abby Keaffaber led Kandra Stout 3, Jordan website shortly after the completion Northfield with 11 Bratch 2, and Olivia of the games. points. Maddy Dale Taylor 1.

Lady Norse top Squires in TRC match-up

by Gary Andrews The Manchester and Northfield girls basketball teams hooked up in an inter county battle Saturday that was also the first TRC game for each team with the Lady Norse coming out on top 55-27. Things started a little sloppy the first two minutes until Cherish Leming broke the ice with two free throws and a bucket to give the Norse a 4-0 lead with 4:03 left on the clock. Arie Kennedy would hit two free throws and the Norse got a bucket from Kylie Echard to increase their lead to 8-0 before the Squires responded. Tabby DeWitt would connect twice before the end of the quarter, and Northfield led 8-4 after one. The Northfield experience and heavy pressure would start to pay off against the young lady Squires in the second quarter as Sidney Reed would hit to start an 11-1

run the first four minutes. Reed and Leming would hit two free throws each, and the Norse got two buckets from Katie Stephan wrapped around two more Leming free throws to take a 19-5 lead. Tabby DeWitt would then get busy, hitting two buckets and a free throw along with a free throw from Rae Bedke to cut the Northfield lead to 19-11. Stephan and Echard would each get a bucket in the last minute to give Northfield a 24-11 lead at the half. The Norse started the third quarter with two buckets from Stephan and one from Leming to open their lead to 30-11 when DeWitt would score three straight. Up 30-14, the Norse would go on a 9-0 run, getting buckets from Stephan and Payton Thomson to make it 39-14 before a DeWitt bucket. Sidney Reed would sink two free throws with 8.8 left on the clock as the Norse were in control 41-

16 after three. The two teams would trade buckets and points for most of the fourth quarter with Northfield winning the quarter 1411 for the 55-27 final. Six Northfield players scored in the quarter with Brooklyn Howard leading the Squires with 6. Leading Northfield was Katie Stephan with 17 points. Cherish Leming added 14, Sidney Reed 6, Payton Thomson 6, Arie Kennedy 4, Marlee Stefanatos 1. Leading Manchester was Tabby DeWitt with 18 points. Brooklyn Howard added 6, Drew Thompson 3, Rae Bedke 1, Cierra Carter 1. Tabby DeWitt added 14 rebounds. Manchester won the junior varsity battle 4826. Bailey Sewell led the Squires with 14 points. Ellie Milam added 10, Brooklyn Howard 8, Bethany Collett 6. Sewell added 12 rebounds, 2

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MUNITY CHOIR will present the cantata “Bethlehem Morning” at 6 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Salem Methodist Church located at the corner of 700 N and 650 E. Pastor Randell Webb said: “All are welcome to the little church in the country for this Christmas program.” SHARP CREEK WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS drawn on Nov. 27 were Kyle Wynn who was nominated by Mrs. Ross for following directions and Isaah Hough, who was nominated by Mrs. Robbins for hav-

URBANA CHRISTMAS JOURNEY - This is an 1850 scene from the 1981 Christmas Journey showing Andy Eltzroth And Tracy (Baer) Trump watching as Altie Chamberlain spins thread. This was the second year the citizens and organizations of the Urbana community staged live scenes scattered throughout the town in a Christmas Journey in what they called “Urbana’s Christmas Gift of Thanksgiving for the Savior’s Birth,” which drew over a thousand visitors. (photo provided)




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ing good manners and following directions. SHARP CREEK DATES: Dec. 16 - 4th grade Christmas Program at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Dec. 19 - Steve Mills Assembly at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 - end of First Semester. Dec. 20 PBIS Reward/Movie Day in the gym at 1:20 p.m. Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 Christmas Break. Jan. 6 - school resumes. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Dec. 22, 5 p.m. Christmas Caroling. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. December has five Sundays. The Lighthouse Mission’s fifth Sunday collection is “Share the Warmth.” They are asking for donations of hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, socks (new and used), 18ounce peanut butter and 18 to 31-ounce jelly. There is a collection box in the back of the church. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Service is at 10 p.m. Communion will be served. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please continue to remember the family and friends of Judy Ringel, Gene Miller, Max VanCleave, Lillian Maurer, Harold Christie, Joe Wilcox, Keith Lacanfora, Lynn Schafer, Delores Greenlee, Jim Wilson, Jay Biehl, and Gina Krause and her family. BRUNCH BUNCH met at Pam’s Café on Dec. 4 with the following people present: Helen Dawes, Eileen Weck, Phil and Jan Weck, Peggy and Chad Dilling, Doris Mattern, Donna Russell, Alma DeVore, Max and Ruth Reed, and Marvin and Mary Ann Mast. BIRTHDAYS: Dec. 13 - Linda Watkins; Dec. 14 - Kelly Schuler, Alene France, Jason McDaniel; Dec. 15 Matthew Lacanfora; Dec. 16 - Helen Dawes, Ruby Glassburn, Monica Harrell, Marcia Sommers, Laura Baer, Joe Wilcox, Leslie Land. Dec. 17 - Jayden Marshall Peas, Carole Christie, Megan Koerner, Lynn Lacanfora, Ben Hoagland, and for all music lovers Beethoven was born on Dec. 17, 1770. Dec. 18 - Stacey Baer, Charles Elliott, Stuart Elliott, Douglas Martin, Mark Vigar. ANNIVERSARIES: Dec. 17 - Shannon and Dick Tracy. NEWS ITEMS and/or pictures may be mailed to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash, or emailed to me at



Upcoming American Red Cross blood drive at First United Methodist Church On Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 110 N. Cass St. in Wabash, will be holding an American Red Cross blood drive in the activity center. You can donate by scheduling an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 1800-RED CROSS or v i s i t redc ro ss bl oo d.o rg for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana and Ohio), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. Platelet donors should also be aspirin-free for 48 hours.

Tailgate Giveaway set for Dec. 13

The next Tailgate Food Giveaway is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond Street in Wabash. The event is open to anyone who is a resident of Wabash County who needs food. Patrons should approach the Senior Center by entering Wabash City Park through the Hill Street entrance. Volunteers will be there to guide cars through the park and then load items into vehicles when you arrive at the Center. Those entering a different way will be redirected to the proper entrance. Volunteers are always welcome to help with the food distribution. To volunteer, come to the senior center by 10:30am and ask for Kellie Brace. For more information, please call Kellie at the Senior Center


Trash pick up to be delayed Wabash Valley would like to notify city residents that trash pick up is running behind due to vacation schedules. Trash pick up will be slightly delayed this week and next week.

First United Methodist Church to hold Christmas concert On Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., the First United Methodist Church, located at 110 N Cass Street in Wabash, will present a Christmas cantana entitled “The Heart of Christmas.” The show performance will include a choir and orchestra performing works by Pepper Choplin with orchestration by Michael Lawrence. The congregation welcomes the community to join in the Christmas celebration.

Richvalley United Methodist Women met Dec. 4 Richvalley United Methodist Women met recently for their Annual Christmas Carry-in Dinner in the Wilson Room of the church. President Pam Smith gave the meal prayer before 11 members enjoyed a wide variety of food. Hostesses were Patty Sausaman and Sylvia Sriver. Vickie Thrush gave the lesson “Christmas is not your Birthday” by Mike Slaughter. Highlights were: God comes whether you’re naughty or nice; Mary was the Lord’s servant;

quotes from the Christmas story and can we feel Mary’s pain? Members voted on the amount of the pledge to district UMW and more will be sent when and if available. The pledge for 2013 has been paid in full. Cards were signed for Eileen E., Phyllis T., Phyllis B.H. Marilyn Stuchwisch, Brian Simons and Vicki B. Cindy Price led a discussion on Acts. Members were asked to finish reading Acts and Romans for the Feb. 4, 2014 meeting. There will be no January meeting. Carolyn Maxwell gave closing devotions from the book “The Most Precious Gift” with the gift being a boy’s best friend – his dog. Prayer completed the evening.

Wabash Moose Lodge host community breakfast with Santa The Wabash Moose Lodge, 169 E. Market Street, is hosting a community breakfast Saturday Dec. 14 from 8-10 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes and smoky links or biscuits and gravy. Santa will be available for free pictures. Children can also make and take a keepsake Christmas ornament and decorate a cutout Christmas cookie.

Santa comes to Laketon The Laketon Pleasant Township Association is hosting Santa at the Blue Bird Café on Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Auxiliary open to the public Jan. 1 The Laketon American Legion Auxiliary Unit #402 will be open to the public New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving corn beef and cabbage. Chili and other food items will also be available. Afternoon will include ‘progressive euchre’. Join them in bringing in the 2014 year.

J&K’s MegaPet hosts Santa J&K’s Mega Pet will offer pictures with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The pictures will be taken for a small fee of $2. All proceeds from the event go to the Wabash County Animal Shelter.

Natural Resources can “talk” online with forest education director Sam Carman about Christmas trees on Friday, Dec. 13, from 2-3 p.m., on the DNR’s Facebook wall. Participants will learn about selecting a fresh Indiana Christmas tree and keeping it fresh throughout the holidays. Followers will be able to ask questions online during the hour-long chat. To join a chat, go to the DNR’s Facebook w a l l , and click “like.” You may begin typing in questions during the time slot. The DNR experts will answer questions as time allows. Future topics, instructions on how to join a conversation on Facebook,

Genealogical Society to meet The Wabash Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Winchester Senior Center located at 239 Bond Street, Wabash. Members should bring one dozen cookies or candy with the recipe. After a quick business meeting, this refreshment will follow several short presentations by members telling of interesting ancestors they’ve found in their research.

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grandson and is in trouble, usually in Canada, and needs cash wired right away. The “trouble” calls have ranged from the grandson being arrested to being hurt in a car crash and needing money for

treatment. The caller is quick to ask grandparents NOT to call mom or dad and let them know, so investigators warn would be victims to always call relatives to check up on the situation, even when the caller tells you not to.

Remember: never wire money without verifying the situation with relatives. In addition, never give out personal information like dates of birth, social security numbers or bank account numbers over the phone. Victims have lost funds rang-

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Vikings. Following a slow start, Wabash went on to win 47-26. Luke Mattern had 18 points. Austin Vinopal had 12 points. Seth Yeadon had 10 points. Kory Fuller had 2 points. Austin Spangle had 4 points and Austin Cooper had 1 point.

Wabash went on to play Crestview in the Championship Game. The Wabash Middle School 8th grade boys’ basketball team faced Crestview Middle School from Huntington in the championship game

thousands of numbers, looking for a victim who will answer and believe their phone story. If you feel you’ve been a victim, the FBI website for filing a complaint is, or you can call your local State Police Post.

Greta Miller receives Master of Arts in Zoology Junior high Apache boys win Valley Invite

North Manchester resident Greta Miller will graduate with a Master of Arts in Zoology from Miami University next week, as a member of the most recent class of graduates from the Advanced Inquiry Program. Miller works at Bolingbrook High School. The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), co-offered by

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo and seven other U.S. zoos, is a groundbreaking graduate degree focused on inquiry-driven learning and social change. Through work on the web and at the zoo, AIP master’s students use inquiry not only as a tool for integrated learning, but also

as a powerful agent for student achievement, public engagement and ecological stewardship. Since joining the master’s program in 2010, Miller has practiced the skills of investigation, critical reflection, leadership and collaboration required to effectively address the vital conservation issues of our time.

by Gary Andrews The Wabash Middle School 8th grade boys’ basketball team competed in the Tippecanoe Valley Holiday Classic Tournament this weekend. In first round action the Apaches competed against the host

of the Tippecanoe Valley Holiday Classic on Saturday Dec. 7 at Tipp Valley. Using a fast start and a large offensive second quarter where the Apaches outscored Crestview 19-4, Wabash never let up and won 58-31.

Junior high Knights win Lady Apaches open con- North Miami tourney ference play with a win

by Gary Andrews The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team opened TRC play with Tippecanoe Valley Saturday, picking up a 56-44 win to start conference play 1-0. Wabash got off to a great start, doubling up on Valley in the first quarter 16-8. The Apaches would do the double again in the second quarter 12-6 to open a 28-14 first half lead. Valley would try to get back in the game in the third quarter, out scoring Wabash 12-8 to close the gap to 36-26 with a quarter to

go. The Apaches would not falter, putting up 20 fourth quarter points in route to the 56-44 win. Leading the Lady Apaches was Lyndsie Thomas with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assist. Kyleigh Hampton added 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals, 2 assists. Sarah Puckett had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jaclyn Lewis had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals, 2 assists. Claire Cromer had 4 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. Kristen Ford had 4 points, 1 steal.

Sarah Ritter had 1 point. Shelby Stone added 3 rebounds, 2 assists. Heather Miller had 1 rebound. Wabash moves to 61. The junior varsity also picked up win, beating Valley 39-22. Leading Wabash was Katie McCauley with 14 points, 4 rebounds. Jaycee Parrett added 8 points, Cailey Beauchamp 4, Madison Barden 4, Sydney Mullett 4, Kiersten Cole 2, Taylor Cain 2, and Carli Henderson 1.

by Gary Andrews The Southwoood 8th grade basketball team won the North Miami tourney Saturday, going 2-0. The 8th grade

topped Peru 54-25 in game one. Matthew Nose led the Knights with 25 points, 12 rebounds. Payton Trexler added 8 points, JD Khrin 7,

Carson Blair 6, Lucas Topliff 4. The Knights then beat North Miami in the championship 6129. Southwood was led

by Matthew Nose with 17 points. Payton Trexler added 16 points, Carson Blair 12, Ethan Roberts 8, Maxx Marseilles 5.

Lady Knights edged in OT by Gary Andrews The Southwood girls’ basketball team went on the road to Rochester Saturday, falling to the Zebras in overtime 58-56. The two teams played an even first half, being tied 11-11 after the first quarter and 24-24 at the half. The Lady Knights would out score Rochester 10-8 in the third to take a 34-32 lead after three, only

to be out scored 18-16 in the fourth to force overtime tied at 50. Rochester would out score the Knights 8-6 in overtime for the 58-56 final. Leading the Lady Knights was Haley Heath with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Katie Stouffer added 12 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 blocks. Amy

Bowman had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Brooke Elliott had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Emilie Harnish had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Abby Houlihan had 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Meranda Friend had 1 rebound, 1 assist. Southwood shot

39.3 percent from the field and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Lady Knights out rebounded Rochester 40-39. The junior varsity won at Rochester 3010. Taylor Heath had 7 points, Ashley Parson 6, Grace Whitham 5, Kassidy Atwood 4, Danielle Pegg 4, and Kelly Schmidt 2.

Hot start lifts Squires over Wawasee

by Gary Andrews The Manchester boys basketball team got off to a hot start Friday, holding on for a 45-44 win over Wawasee. With the win, the Squires got off to their first 3-0 start since 2002. The Squires jumped on the host Warriors right from the opening tip. Manchester had five different players score in the quarter, with four of the players hitting from behind the arch. Chase Fierstos, Claudell Dickantone, Clayton Petrie and C a m e r o n

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Allison King, and Katherine Stephan. Congratulations to all of you. THE LAGRO SENIOR CITIZENS SUPPER is Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. COME CELEBRATE BILL BURNSWORTH’S 80th BIRTHDAY on Dec. 14 at the Lagro Community Building from 2 – 4 p.m. We are truly blessed to have Bill in our community, be sure to stop in and wish him a very Happy Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brad Frieden and Briona Strickler on Dec. 10. Jane Miller will be celebrating her birthday on Dec. 14. Happy birthday to all of you!

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Northfield (0-2):Points: Trump 20, Schuler 1, Driscoll 1, Weiss 3, Holmes 7. Manchester 28, Wawasee 33 Manchester (2-1): Points: Ness 13, McAtee 8.

Boys C Team Basketball Dec. 5

Southwood 24, Tipp Valley 38 Southwood (2-1): Points: Roberts 13, Perlich 4.

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Southwood 22, Madison Grant 29 Southwood (2-2): Points: Heath 13, Schmidt 4, Parson 2, Whitmore 2.

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Peabody offers Cervical Traction for treatment of back pain Question: I read that spinal traction can help back pain. What is it and what does it do? Answer: Chronic and acute back pain can be debilitating and very disruptive to your daily life. 1 in 5 persons suffers from back pain. Back pain can range from a dull constant ache to a

sudden sharp pain that makes it uncomfortable to move. Anyone can have back pain, but some things that increase your risk are: •Getting older. Back pain is more common as you become older. Most people report their first back pain around ages 30-40. •Poor physical fitness. •Being overweight.

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Too much weight can stress the back causing pain. •Heredity. Some causes of back pain, such as spondylitis, a form of arthritis that affects the spine, can have a genetic component. •Other diseases. Some types of arthritis and cancer can cause back pain. •Your job. If you have to lift, push, or pull while twisting your trunk and spine, you may get back pain. If you work at a desk job and do not sit up properly, you are also at a greater risk for back pain. Anything that is causing improper alignment whether you sit or stand, places you at risk. •Smoking. Though widely overlooked by the general population, this is a big one for being a factor for other common back conditions such as spinal stenosis, etc. Your body may not be able to get enough nutrients to the disks in your back if you smoke. Also, people who smoke are slower to heal, so back pain may last longer. C o m m o n Treatment for Back Pain There are multiple ways back pain can be treated. It all depends on what type of back pain you are experiencing and the root cause behind the pain. Many times (continued on page 29)



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acute pain will go away simply with rest or administering a dose of ibuprofen. Other times, it requires hot or cold therapies, exercise, physical therapy or, at the most extreme level, spinal nerve blocks or surgery. Spinal Traction for Back Pain Relief Offered at Peabody Peabody now offers Spinal Traction as a treatment option for various types of back pain. This, in conjunction with exercise, is proving to have significant results for back pain relief. “It is uncommon for your average senior care community to

offer traction. This is mainly because it takes specialized training and highly skilled physical therapists in addition to investing in the proper equipment, which can be costly. Since we treat so many for back pain for both workers’ comp injuries and our outpatient clientele, this was definitely needed. We are thrilled to be able to provide this to our community.” Jillian Everett, Administrator. Treating back and neck pain with spinal traction is a practice that’s been around for many years. The goal of spinal traction is to pull the vertebrae

apart from each other. The purpose is to create more space for nerves where they exit the spinal column or to relieve pressure on the cartilage disks between the bones or on the small spinal joints themselves. At lower intensities, it can also be used to stretch small spinal muscles. The theory is that if the disks are pulled, they will regain hydration or have an influx of water. This would then make them more shock absorbent thus reducing pain. Types of spinal traction include: sustained intermittent mechanical, manual, positional, auto-trac-

Emphasize safety when decorating for the holidays Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home’s exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside. Though the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can quickly turn tragic if revelers do not emphasize safety when decorating their homes. When decorating this holiday season, be sure to employ the following precautions so your holiday season is festive, deco-

rative and safe. *Exercise extreme caution with holiday lights. According to the Electrical Safety F o u n d a t i o n International, 150 home fires per year begin with holiday lights and other decorative lighting. Such fires may start because of frayed or bare wires, broken or cracked sockets or even loose connections. It’s important that men and women be especially careful when decorating their homes with holiday lights, inspecting each set of lights for damage and discarding any damaged sets. When choosing lights,

use only lights that have been certified for outdoor use on your home’s exterior, and never use outdoor lights inside. *Purchase the right Christmas tree. The Consumer Product Safety Commission notes that Christmas trees are involved in hundreds of fires causing an average of 15 deaths each year. In addition, such fires cause an average of $13 million in property damage annually. Though it can be tempting to purchase the most eye-catching Christmas tree you find, avoid acting rashly until you have (continued on page 30)

tion and gravity traction. The type of traction ordered by your physician depends on your diagnosis. For instance, pinched nerves may respond better to intermittent traction than gravity. In order for traction to be effective, the force must be great enough to cause separation at the target spinal segment. A wide range of forces, from 30-300 percent of body weight has been shown to be effective in studies.

The outcome of traction is to reduce the neurological signs and pain in the neck, back and extremities allowing for the return of full function. Getting Started You must have an order from your physician to use traction and receive therapy. The physician refers the patient to physical therapy for treatment of neck or back pain. The Peabody physical therapist examines the patient and makes decisions regarding the appropriate plan of care, which may include traction. The Peabody physical therapist determines the specifications for traction and sets up the patient on the apparatus for the first few times, being sure to monitor the patient intermittently. The patient is then set up for future treatments. Jessica Duffy, OTR is an Occupational Therapist and the Director of Rehabilitation at Peabody Retirement Community. She was born and raised in North Manchester where she lives with her husband and four

children. P e a b o d y Rehabilitation provides short-term rehabilitation for a quick recovery after surgery or illness, as well as outpatient therapy for adults of all ages seven days a week. If you want the best in rehabilitation, Peabody is your num-

ber one choice. To seek more information about Rehabilitation at Peabody or to receive more information to see if traction modalities are the right option to help manage your current condition, contact Jessica Duffy, Rehab Director at 982-8616.

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Emphasize safety when decorating for the holidays... continued from page 29 learned a little about the tree. Artificial trees should be labeled as “Fire Resistant.” Such trees can still catch fire, but they are more resistant to fire than trees without such labels. When buying a live tree, make sure the tree is fresh. The tree should be green, and its needles should be difficult to pull off of

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Norse nipped at #5 Tipton by Gary Andrews The Northfield boys’ basketball team showed a lot of growth Friday as they traveled to number five Tipton. After playing a little shaky at Eastbrook Tuesday, the Norse led after

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Apaches win double OT thriller by Gary Andrews The Wabash boys basketball team returned the favor to Peru from a year ago Friday night. Last year the Tigers nipped the Apaches on a last second shot and this year the Apaches got even. Roger Davis drained a last second three pointer to send the game to overtime, as

the Apaches hit key free throws in the second OT to slip by Peru 70-63. The game was a back and forth affair the entire night as one team would score with the other answering the call. The Apaches led 15-8 after the first quarter, with Peru responding to out score Wabash in the second 14-11. Wabash led 26-22 at the half. Peru would get the upper hand in the third, winning the quarter 13-8 to lead Wabash 35-34 with a quarter to go. The fourth quarter would be as close as the final score, as Wabash trailed by 3 when Roger Davis connected from behind the arch at the buzzer to force overtime, tied at 48-48. The two teams would play to an 8-8 tie in the first overtime and it would take a second extra frame to decide a winner. With the lead, the Apaches capitalized from the free throw line down the stretch, hitting their last 8 shots to out score Peru 15-8 and pull out the 70-63 double overtime thriller. The Apaches got a balanced scoring attack with 8 different players scoring. Roger Davis led the way with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. Christian Hall added 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Jordan Blair had 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal. Cody King had 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. Grant Sailors had 7 points, 5 rebounds. Taylor Vigar had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Chase Dirig had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals. Kodi Clemons had 2 points, 1 steal. Brodie Hough had 1 rebound. ”The kids played hard tonight. It was a total team effort,” said Coach Wright. The junior varsity topped Peru 27-23.

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