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How far they’ve comeWabash Donut Shoppe owners are appreciative

Phats attribute success to hard work, community support by Shaun Tilghman When Andy and Vanra Phat took over the Wabash Donut Shoppe in 1988, it marked the realization of a longtime dream to own their own business. While many individuals all over the country share a similar dream, most will never have to endure the hardships Mr. and Mrs. Phat did en route to reaching that goal – a fact that only makes them appreciate their opportunity so much more. Andy and Vanra were teenagers living in Cambodia when the Khmer Rouge (literally translated as Red Cambodians or “Communist Cambodians”) became the ruling party in 1975, which marked the start of the Cambodian Civil War. At that time, they were each taken from their parents and forced to work the fields in labor camps. “We were students at the time, but they (the Khmer Rouge) shut down all of the schools,” explained Andy. “Even the markets were closed, and people were given three days to gather the things they could carry before leaving their homes. It was a very bad time – her parents were killed and my sister and her three-month-old baby were killed.” Vanra added, “When they took me away from my parents I was 16 or 17 years old – I was sure I was never going to see home again. The year from 1976-77 was the worst time of my life. Eventually they put my name on a list, which meant they were going to kill me next, so I had to escape. Escaping through the jungle was very, very hard.” According to Andy, they escaped from Cambodia in 1979, and took refuge in Thailand. The United Nations would only allow them asylum for a certain time, so they left Thailand in 1981, headed for the U.S. “We were lucky to make it to the United States,” he continued, “the land of freedom and opportunity. If the United States hadn’t accepted us, we don’t know where we would have gone. ”We love to live here. We’ve been through so much, and we appreciate it so much more because of the background we have. The United States gave us so much freedom and the opportunity to find success.” Before taking ownership of the donut shop, located at 455 S. Wabash St., in Wabash, Andy and Vanra worked several factory jobs to try to save some money. (continued on page 16)


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DEPICTED ABOVE is the updated design of Indiana’s popular “In God We Trust” license plate. This plate will be available for new or renewed vehicle registrations in 2012. (photo provided)

R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), recently honored Sergeant Sammy Davis, Indiana’s only living recipient of the U. S. Medal of Honor, with a uniquely designed license plate that he will receive with his 2012 registration renewal. Waddell commented, “Sergeant Sammy Davis is a distinguished citizen of Indiana who has honored this state with his unselfish service to our Nation in cause of freedom. Governor Daniels believed that Sergeant Davis earned the right to have this unique Indiana license plate as an expression of gratitude and appreciation of his fellow Hoosiers.” Commissioner Waddell also unveiled

an updated design of Indiana’s popular “In God We Trust” license plate that will be available for new or renewed vehicle registrations in 2012. Commissioner Waddell explained that the redesign of the “In God We Trust” license plate accommodates the BMV’s new licensing plate numbering system. He noted that all standard and specialty plates have been, or will be, redesigned by the end of 2013 to remove the small stacked letters and allow up to six larger letters and numbers. The new universal plate layout will allow the BMV to eliminate duplicate numbers across all plate types. The revised layout was developed in consultation with the state police for improved readability.

Waddell added the design and printing method for the new plate will save taxpayers $1.5 million in production costs over the five-year life of the plate design. Indiana law requires that a new license plate be issued every five years. The “In God We Trust” license plate was established by the State Legislature in 2006 as an optional standard plate with no additional fee. In 2007, Hoosiers purchased 1,611,087 “In God We Trust” license plates, and in 2010 the number sold increased to 1,944,771 or 30 percent of all registrations. Commissioner Waddell also reported that a record 44 percent of all BMV transactions were now being completed outside of a license com-

pared to just 15 percent in 2007. He noted, “Over the past five years we implemented many new and easier ways for customers to do business with the BMV. Many BMV transactions can be now processed online at the website, by mail and through our Customer Contact phone center. By moving these simple transactions from the branches, our license branch staff is more available to assist customers with more complicated transactions that must be completed at a branch.” “In 2011, nearly 70 percent of all vehicle registration (license plate) renewals have

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approved the Company’s application to become a bank holding company upon the effectiveness of the conversion of MutualBank to a commercial bank. The Registrant anticipates that this conversion will be effective Jan. 1, 2012. David Heeter, president and CEO of the company, said, “We are pleased to conform our financial institution charter to one that better reflects who we are, a community commercial bank serving the markets in which we have offices. This charter conversion eliminates certain percentage of limits on the amount of our

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces funding to create jobs, reduce energy costs for agricultural producers and rural small businesses

Ag riculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager made the announcement on behalf of Secretary Vilsack while attending an energy efficiency conference. “Stable energy costs create an environment for job growth in rural America,” Vilsack said. “The Obama Administration is helping agricultural producers and business owners reduce their energy costs and consumption - and by doing so is helping preserve our natural resources, protect the environment and strengthen the bottom line for businesses, ranchers and farm operations.” Collectively, these REAP-funded projects are expected to lower energy usage by 2 billion kilowatts and prevent nearly 2 million metric tons of emissions from being released into the environment. The announcement concludes the REAP awards cycle for 2011. REAP, authorized through the 2008 Farm Bill, provides loans and grants for farmers, ranchers and rural small business owners to pur-

chase and install renewable energy systems and make energy-efficiency improvements. These federal dollars are leveraged with other funding sources for the projects. Tonsager said that in Fiscal Year 2011, USDA Rural Development provided through the REAP program a total of $23.2 million for energy efficiency projects, $20.9 million for biodigesters, $20.3 million for solar energy projects, $8.2 million for hydroelectric systems, $7 million for biomass energy projects, $4.28 million for flexible fuel pump projects, $3.9 million for wind energy projects, $1.4 million for geothermal installations. One recipient announced, Wilford J. Hayden in Lowell is expected to save almost 1.4 million kilowatt hours when he replaces a grain dryer with a more efficient one. K and K Farms, Inc., in Stuart, Iowa, has been selected to receive a $10,737 grant to help purchase a new grain drying system that is expected to reduce annual energy costs by more than 57 percent. Under Secretary Tonsager noted that the nearby Port of New Orleans moves more than half of the nation’s grain exports, and that the more fuel efficient grain dryers that USDA is helping to fund contributes to that success. “The Port of New Orleans is considered America’s gateway to the global market. It

helped American farm exports reach a record high of $137.4 billion for fiscal year 2011 — supporting 1.15 million jobs, and creating a record trade surplus of $42.9 billion,” said Tonsager. “As Secretary Vilsack stated last month, strong export performance means higher incomes for farmers and ranchers, more opportunities for small business owners and jobs for folks who package, ship and market agricultural products.” With the announcement, USDA Rural Development is funding more than 280 projects to help reduce energy costs. In all, the department funded more than 1,100 energy efficiency projects in fiscal year 2011, including improvements in aquaculture, poultry lighting and ventilation, irrigation system upgrades, maple syrup production efficiency, small business heating and cooling, rural grocery cooler replacement and others. USDA is providing support for 12 flexible fuel pump projects in eight states as part of the announcement, bringing the number of flex-fuel projects funded to 65 in FY 2011, with 266 new pumps being installed in 30 states. Installing flexible fuel pumps encourages the use of biofuels and supports our nation’s growing clean-energy economy. Flexible fuel pumps are specifically designed to dispense ethanol-gasoline blends that contain up to 85 percent

ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. In addition, they may also dispense mid-level blends, such as E15 and E30. For example, MidIowa Cooperative in Beaman, Iowa, has been selected for a $94,211 grant to purchase and install six flexible fuel pumps. USDA Rural Development also is funding several other types of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through the REAP program. For example, Kyle Van Dyke has been selected to receive a grant to help replace a conventional heating system for his Edgerton, Minn.based business with a geothermal system that is expected to reduce annual energy costs by nearly $3,900. Ken’s Greenhouses, Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., has been selected to receive a grant to install energy efficient greenhouse curtains. With its grant award, Wildflower Farms, Inc. in Clearwater, Neb., expects to save 406.8 million BTUs annually by converting a diesel irrigation motor to an electric motor. Funding of each REAP award is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions of the grant or loan agreement. Grants can finance up to 25 percent of a project’s cost, not to exceed

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Konyha: Actual number of Wabash residents employed increased

The November Local Area Unemployment Statistics (not seasonally adjusted) were published recently. The Wabash County Unemployment Rate of 9.1 percent is unchanged. The unemployment rate in the state increased to 8.7 percent from 8.6 percent as the U. S.

Rate declined to 8.2 percent from 8.5 percent. Although our unemployment rate remained unchanged, the actual number of Wabash County residents employed increased from 14,514 to 14.685 (.9 percent). During the same period, the Wabash

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H u n t i n g t o n University is recognizing local EXCEL Adult Degree students who were named to the dean’s list for spring of 2011. The following students from our area were named to the dean’s list: Julie Baker of Wabash is seeking an Associate of Science degree in Organizational Management Sebrena Cline of North Manchester is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Notfor-Profit Leadership Kate Draper of Peru is seeking a Bachelor of Science

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offices/cpd/homeless/budget/2011/ind ex.cfm. HUD is renewing funding through its Continuum of Care programs to existing local programs as quickly as possible to prevent any interruption in federal assistance and will award funds to new projects in early 2012. “The grants we’re awarding will literally keep the doors of our shelters open and will help those on the front lines of ending homelessness do what they do best,” said Donovan. “It’s incredible that as we work to recover from the greatest economic

decline since the Great Depression, the total number of homeless Americans is declining, in large part because of these funds.” “Today’s grants will help agencies in Indiana meet critical needs of those who experience the crisis of homelessness as we work together to prevent and end homelessness throughout the Midwest,” said Antonio R. Riley, HUD’s Midwest R e g i o n a l Administrator. Last week, HUD announced its 2011 “point in time” estimate of the number of

Ryan and Andrea White, Hamilton, Ohio, are the parents of a son born May 29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andrew William White weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins two sisters, Katelyn Ryan and Jenna Emmaline. His mother is the former Andrea Cooper. Grandparents are Dan and Cindi Cooper of Mason, Ohio, and Mike and Julie White of Wabash. Great-grandparents are Patricia Murray of Wabash and Kay White of Roann.

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needs of their homeless clients. These grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families. Last year, President Obama and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, /OpeningDoors.html, puts the country on a path to end veterans and chronic homelessness by 2015 and to ending homelessness among children, family and youth by 2020. In addition to HUD’s annual grant awards, HUD allocated $1.5 billion through its Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program, Made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HPRP is intended to prevent persons from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do. To date, more than one million persons have been assisted through HPRP.

December 28, 2011


US struggles with too many horses

by Tim Unruh Salina Journal SALINA, Kan. — In the best of situations, a horse can live 25 or 30 years. But what can you do with an old, sick, injured and suffering horse, one that no one wants, or a dead one for that matter? The answer can be expensive, said Mike Samples, manager of the Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission, 1500 W. Old 40 Highway. One option used to be to sell the horse for slaughter rather than pay hundreds of dollars to euthanize and bury it. That alternative was eliminated in 2006 when Congress erased federal money for U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection of horse-processing plants, a response in part to animal rights activist groups lobbying against the practice. In October, President Barack Obama signed a spending bill that again makes horse slaughter possible in the United States. The Washington Times reported Nov. 30 that the move came a few months after a government investigation said the slaughter ban “was backfiring.” Five years ago, there were two plants slaughtering horses in Texas and one in Illinois, and the last of those closed in 2007, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture. “I believe we made a bad mistake in the U.S.,” Samples said. The change “is a move in the right direction,” he said, but it will take some time before a horse slaughter system is restored in the United States. In the meantime, the lack of slaughter houses and a bad economy have contributed to a glut of horses that no one knows what to do with. “All over the country a lot of horses have been turned loose. People just haul them off, turn them out and hope somebody else takes care of them,”

Samples said. However, Lindsay Rajt, of Los Angeles, the associate director of campaigns for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said it wasn’t the closing of the slaughter houses that caused horse over population. Rather, she said, the rodeo and horse racing industries and private breeders are to blame. In this country alone, 30,000 new foals are born every year, and two thirds of them are used for riding or other purposes, and the other 10,000 “go straight to slaughter,” Rajt said, because they’re not judged to be good enough. “The blood of these horses is on the hands of rodeo, racing and private breeders. They’re at the root of this crisis.” One alternative is for horses to be hauled to Mexico or Canada where slaughter has always been legal. Another is euthanizing the horse. Salina veterinarian Bob Huseman charges $150. Add the cost of renting a backhoe or other equipment to dig a grave and bury the body, and the cost could approach $500, Samples said. “There are hefty regulations that go along with that. Your options are pretty limited if you can’t send them to processing,” said Matt Teagarden, director of industry relations for the Kansas L i v e s t o c k Association. Some who deal in the horse slaughter business will buy

animals for next to nothing and truck them to Canada or Mexico. Demand for horse meat is high and the price follows beef, Samples said, but without a slaughter plant in the United States, the price is “probably a fourth” of what it should be. “The fact that there was no more slaughter did not address these unwanted horses, so the cases of abandonment probably quadrupled since they closed the plants,” Huseman said. The result has been a glut in horse numbers, which has drastically cut prices. Weanling horses that sold for $800 to $1,000 in 2005 are selling for a few hundred dollars, Teagarden said. Some KLA members have told of hauling young horses — not yet broken to ride — to an auction and that they “owed the sale barn when it was done,” he said. “The lack of an outlet for unwanted horses has just devastated the horse market.” And horses are not cheap to keep. Add up the hay, grain and veterinary bills, and the cost can reach $3,800 a year, Teagarden said, or well over $10 a day for a horse. Having horse slaughter back is a positive move, Teagarden said, but issues haven’t changed. In Texas and Illinois where the last three plants were located, he said, there are still state laws in place that prohibit processing

horses for human consumption. Building a plant to slaughter horses is not likely, but retrofitting a plant is possible. One such plant is owned by Tyson in Emporia, Teagarden said, but part of it is still being used for beef fabrication, and it’s way too large for horse slaughter. “I don’t think it’s likely in Kansas, but I’ve seen some discussions from O k l a h o m a , Missouri, Nebraska and the Dakotas,” he said. “It’s nothing that’s going to happen tomorrow. “Nothing they have done has stopped horses from dying. It has not stopped horses from being processed. We’re shipping horses to Canada and Mexico for processing,” Teagarden said. “Euthanasia is an option. Putting the horse down is probably the easiest part, but then you have to dispose of the horse. If you wanted you could go buy a burial plot for your dearly departed Trigger or Mr. Ed.” PETA’s Rajt said her organization is not officially opposed to reopening the slaughter houses. “It’s the lesser of two evils,” she said. “If they’re going to be killed, we would prefer they don’t have to endure a long trip to slaughter.” Don’t misunderstand, Rajt said. PETA wants the slaughter of all animals to end. “With so many other healthy foods available, there is no reason to be eating

dead animals or to be using animals for food production at all, especially when we understand now the health benefits of a vegan diet,” she said. But the belief that horses are shipped out of this country “crammed” in trailers built for cattle has caused PETA to settle for another position. “Ideally, what we want is the export of horses to end and for the slaughter of horses in the U.S. to end,” Rajt said. “Because we don’t have a ban, and they’re just being slaughtered anyway and enduring a grueling journey, we’re pragmatic.” PETA supports the effort to establish the $20 million Thoroughbred Lifecycle Fund. It would require that $360 be paid into the fund for every foal,

brood mare and stallion registration and ownership transfer. Payment into the fund is meant to shift some of the burden of caring for unwanted horses to the breeders, Rajt said, and it could

help to deter overpopulation. “From our standpoint, providing a decent retirement for these horses is an obligation,” Rajt said. “It shouldn’t be an option for these people.”



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We’ve been asked....... This is just one thing we provide at “HONORING A LIFE WITH DIGNITY AND COMPASSION” Wabash City Police Department Accidents Dec. 20 At 5:30 p.m., vehicles driven by Joseph Russell, 45, Wabash, and Phyllis Schoby, 63, Peru, collided on U.S. 24 near Old 24. At 4:55 p.m., vehicles driven by Robin Derck, 64, LaFontaine, and Daniel Bowman, 58, Wabash, collided on SR 15 near LaFontaine Avenue. Dec. 19 At 12:10 p.m., vehicles driven by Kathy Hubbard, 50, Wabash, and John Stinson, 62, Wabash, collided on Falls Avenue near Stitt Street. Citations Dec. 22 Sandra Elshire, 65, Wabash, speeding

Dec. 21 The following individuals received citations for speeding: Devin Beeks, 23, Lagro Rebecca Dixon, 48, Wabash Christopher Rogers, 25, Wabash Dec. 20 Brian Watson, 37, Wabash, expired license plates Dec. 19 Hali Sadler, 18, Lagro, speeding North Manchester Police Department Accidents Dec. 21 At 7:02 a.m., a vehicle driven by Leeann McHaney, 24, Wabash, struck a tree at the intersection of 9th Street and SR 13 N. North Manchester Police were assisted by

Paul McLaughlin, 93 World War II Army Air Corps Veteran Feb. 19, 1918 – Dec. 11, 2011

Paul E. McLaughlin, 93, Audubon, Penn., formerly of Florence, S.C., and Urbana, passed away on Dec. 11 at Rittenhouse Pine Center, Norristown, Penn. He was born on Feb. 19, 1918, in Urbana, to Leo and Lona (Cripe) McLaughlin. He married Alberta Poinsette on April 13, 1994, in Florence, S.C.; she survives. Mr. McLaughlin had lived in Audubon, Penn., since 1999. He was a 1936 Urbana High School graduate, and he attended Purdue University. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a supervisor for Pan American at Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the early days of the space shuttle program. He retired as a mechanical engineer from Taylor of Betzwood, Penn., and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. McLaughlin enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Phillies, and enjoyed playing golf. Along with his wife, he is survived by a brother, John (Harriett) McLaughlin of Wabash; a sister, Evelyn Dickason of Titusville, Fla.; four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lowell McLaughlin. Graveside services and burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. Local arrangements were entrusted to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Preferred memorial contributions are to Salvation Army Conshohocken Service Unit, 300 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428, or St. Jude Hospital for Children, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. The memorial guestbook for Mr. McLaughlin may be signed at

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Funeral Home, Inc. North Manchester Fire Department and LifeMed Ambulance Service. Citations Dec. 21 William Land, 83, Huntington, speeding Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Accidents Vehicles driven by the following individuals struck deer recently: William Hosier, 19, Wabash; Angelia Nance, 21, Laketon; Dayne Marshall, 30, Wabash; Pattie Weiss; and Stephen Callaway, 55, North Manchester Dec. 21 At 6:17 p.m., a vehicle driven by Zachary Brubaker, 25, Peru, was involved in an accident on CR 800 N near CR 500 E. At 4:19 p.m., a vehicle driven by Amanda McCracken, 23, Huntington, left the roadway on Blue Star Highway. Dec. 17 At 9:59 p.m., vehicles driven by Dalton Neal, 19, Wabash, and Linda Glass, 52, North Manchester, collided on CR 200 W near CR 700 N. At 8:51 a.m., a vehicle driven by Kristy Benzinger, 29, Wabash, was

involved in an accident on SR 13 near Stine Tire. Dec. 14 At 6:18 p.m., a vehicle driven by William Moore left the roadway and struck a pole at Old 24 near CR 200 S. At 5:27 p.m., a dog owned by Erica Jones was struck by a vehicle near 7695 S. Old SR 15, LaFontaine. Dec. 12 At 6:37 a.m., a vehicle driven by Jeremy Blevins, 30, North Manchester, in an attempt to avoid a deer, left the roadway on CR 1400 N near CR 200 E. Dec. 11 At 5:11 p.m., vehicles driven by Alyssa Mckee, 17, Silver Lake, and Michael Dilling, 58, Warsaw, collided on CR 1500 N near CR 100 E. Citations Dec. 15 Michelle Drudge, 30, North Manchester, driving while suspended Dec. 13 Joshua Moore, 25, Glenville, Penn., driving while suspended Jacek Ellwart, 37, Prospect, Ill., speeding Dec. 12 Tia Sparks, 46, North Manchester, expired plates Jessica Bagot, 31, Owensboro, Ky.,

Teresa Correll, 42 Peru Resident Feb. 24, 1969 – Dec. 18, 2011 Teresa Elizabeth Correll, 42, Peru passed away on Dec. 18, 9:45 a.m., at her residence. She was born on Feb. 24, 1969, in Peru, to Terry Lee and Mary Elizabeth Rose Correll. She is survived by her mother, Mary Correll of Peru; grandmother, Rachel Wilburn of Peru; a brother, Terry Lee (Maria) Correll, Jr. of Denver; two nephews, Baily Correll and Brody Correll, both of Denver; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held on Dec. 21 at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Pastor Steve Fleck officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Denver.

speeding Troy Watson, 24, Lafayette, speeding Dec. 11 Terra Castle, 23, Wabash, no financial responsibility The following individuals received citations for speeding: Shelby Kemper, 19, Kokomo Benjamin Gifford, 18, Park Forest, Ill. Christopher Hearn, 24, Wabash Alvin Alsanders, 41, South Bend Craiu Adrian, 20, Akron Dec. 10 Amanda Cantrell, 20, Wabash, driving left of center The following individuals received citations for speeding: Scott Miller, 45, Fort Wayne S h e l b y Carmichael, 20, Kendallville Sara Rosenkranz, 23, Wheaton, Ill. Dec. 9 Jose Alvarez, 58, Goshen, driving while suspended The following individuals received citations for speeding: Leah Nordman, 20, Silver Lake Amy Morgan, 44, Wabash Jeremy Fratus, 30, North Manchester Jennifer Bowers,

23, Fort Wayne Christopher Kutanovski, 27, Crown Point Dec. 8 Kory Strickler, 21, North Manchester, driving while suspended Indiana State Police Citations Dec. 14 Michael Wallace, 40, Fort Wayne, speeding Alex McGill, 20, Decatur, speeding Dec. 13 Jeffery Kellam, 56, Wabash, speeding Dec. 12 Ryan Lester, 30, North Manchester, seatbelt violation The following individuals received citations for speeding: Renee Troup, 19, Winona Lake Jason McSherry, 33, Claypool Amanda Hadley, 29, LaFontaine Jonathan Fisher, 25, Lafayette Dec. 11 Syed Uddin, 39, West Lafayette, learner’s permit violation and speeding The following individuals received citations for speeding: Daniel Nells, 47, Knox

W i l l i a m BArnharst, 43, Indianapolis Dec. 10 The following individuals received citations for speeding: Isaac Pruneda, 31, Edinburg James Elliott, 26, Fort Wayne William Corso, 27, Wabash Dec. 9 Michael Hurt, 22, Huntington, speeding Wabash County Jail

In the Dec. 21 issue of The Paper, it was published that Michael Williams, 19, Wabash, had been arrested on a charge of possession of a narcotic drug. Mr. Williams was booked into the Wabash County Jail as a result of sentencing on a prior charge, not as the result of a new charge. The Paper apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Bookings Dec. 22 Stacie Courtney, 39, Wabash, writ of attachment – failure to appear for hearing (Continued on Page 9)

Phillip Stout, 73 Former Wabash Resident June 3, 1938 – Dec. 16, 2011

Phillip A. Stout, 73, Indianapolis, passed away on Dec. 16. He was born on June 3, 1938, in Wabash, to P. Kenneth and Margaret (Brubaker) Stout. Mr. Stout grew up in the Wabash area and lived his adult life in Plainfield and Indianapolis. He was a graduate of Wabash High School in 1956. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ashland University and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University. He was an elementary school teacher, teaching in Indiana schools as well as an American school in Kuwait. He was an avid walker, setting a 2,000 mile walking record at the Indianapolis Raceway Track. He was an avid sports fan of Indiana University and the Colts. He was interested in United States and world historical events. He was a member of the College Corner First Brethren Church in Wabash growing up, and he attended the Plainfield Christian Church later in life. Mr. Stout is survived by two sisters, Carol (Lonnie) Steele of Valparaiso and Sharon (Richard) Lambert of Wooster, Ohio; four nieces, Shannon (Marc) Rueffer of Indianapolis, Steffany Steele of Seattle, Wash., Tina Lambert of Tulsa, Okla., and Lisa (Scan) Kaiser of Dayton, Ohio; uncle, Lester Stout of Peru; aunts, Joanna Frieders of Pendleton, Edith Brubaker of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Phoebe Thrush of Auburn, Wash.; one great-niece; three great-nephews; and many cousins. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Burial followed in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Condolences for the family of Mr. Stout may be sent at

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Continued from page 8... Larry Cravens, 29, Wabash, failure to appear – domestic battery Justin Goshert, 31, Wabash, battery Dec. 21 Heather Rowe, 25, Wabash, dealing methamphetamine Jason Dutton, 27, North Manchester, petition to revoke probation - theft Dec. 20 Barry Black, 45, Wabash, electronic home detention violation Joseph Hoeksema, 45, LaFontaine, invasion of privacy Dec. 19 Landon Ottinger, 29, Roann, failure to appear on harassment charge Chad Neher, 19, Swayzee, burglary Breanna Gidley, 19, Wabash, unlawful possession or use of legend drug and possession of syringe Mason Hayslip, 24, Wabash, theft Amber Honeycutt, 24, Wabash, failure to appear / failure to pay – check deception Marriage Applications Joel Bailey, 36, to Teresa Justice, 44 Bradley Russell, 33, to Sara Carroll, 29 Joshua Gilman, 27,

to Brittni Birkey, 24 Land Transfers Marie I. Clupper Estate and Personal Representative Galen M. Clupper to Gary E. Wilson and Jacalyn S. Wilson, P e r s o n a l Representative Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Marie I. Clupper Estate and Personal Representative Galen M. Clupper to Philip D. Draper and Carla J. Draper, P e r s o n a l Representative Deed, Multiple Section Legals Fannie Mae AKA Federal National M o r t g a g e Association to Benjamin P. Cornett, Warranty Deed, Coble & Jones Sub of Original Plat, South Wabash, Lot: 14 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Roger Andrew Prickett and Tishia M. Prickett, Corporate Deed, 3126-6 Richard L. Kuss Trust AKA Kuss Trust and Trustee Thomas P. Loftis to Spotshine Inc., Warranty Deed, Original Plat, North M a n c h e s t e r, Multiple Lots / Blocks

Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Janice M. Reed to Soundview Home Loan Trust and Trustee Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Sheriff ’s Deed, 35-30-7 Jody L. Bright to Dorothy J. L u n d q u i s t , Warranty Deed, Park View Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 125 Nathan M. Sautter, Nathan Sautter Trust, Carrie R. Sautter and Carrie Sautter Trust to Alyssa S. Mobley, Trust Deed, Pauling & Lawrence Addition, North M a n c h e s t e r, Multiple Lots / Blocks Deceased H. Eugene Linsburg, Linsburg Family Trust and Trustee Vera M. Linsburg to Vicki J. Jones, Lori E. Hunt, Scott E. Linsburg, Trustee Ver M. Linsburg Life Estate and Linsburg Family Trust Life Estate, Trust Deed, Multiple Subdivision Lots James Gatchel to Katrina M. Blackburn and Doug Gatchel, Warranty Deed, Trustees Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 1 Donna B. Fox and

Minda Linsmeyer to Michael H. Weaver and Michele L. Weaver, Warranty Deed, Multiple Section Legals David A. Ericsson Sr. and Elizabeth A. M. Ericsson to David A. Ericsson Sr. Life Estate, Elizabeth A. M. Ericsson Life Estate and David Alan Ericcson Jr., Warranty Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Outlot: Pt. 13 Nancy Sue Hardwick NKA Nancy Hardwick Gates and Carol Jo Miller to Doris I. Stouffer and Donald F. Stouffer, Warranty Deed, 21-27-6, Multiple Parcels P e r s o n a l Representative Brian Howenstine, Deceased John William Swan and Deceased Donna Kathleen Swan to Cody Shane Swan and Guardian Dundee Graves, P e r s o n a l Representative Deed, 35-28-7 Tasha Phillips to Adam Phillips, Quitclaim Deed, Fairfield Addition, Roann, Multiple Lots / Blocks


State Police Sergeant Jeremy Kelly is promoted to lieutenant

On Dec. 19, Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell, Ph.D., announced the promotion of Sergeant Jeremy Kelly to the rank of lieutenant. In his new assignment, Kelly will serve as the district commander for the Indiana State Police Peru Post, which covers Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash counties. Lieutenant Kelly is a 10-year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department. After graduating from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in 2001, he was assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post, where he worked road patrol for four years. Sergeant Kelly led the Peru District in drunkJeremy Kelly en driving arrests in 2002 and 2003. He has removed approximately 300 impaired drivers from Indiana roadways. In 2005, he was promoted to corporal to serve as a post duty officer. In 2007, he was promoted to sergeant to serve as a district squad leader. Lieutenant Kelly is a graduate of Butler University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in history. Kelly is a field training officer, and has served as a member of the Clandestine Lab Team and the Tactical Intervention Platoon. Kelly is originally from Portland. He now resides in Miami County with his wife, Carrie, and their young sons, Nolan and Aiden.

G. Frederic Roop, 94 Member Manchester Church of the Brethren June 1, 1917 – Dec. 21, 2011

G. Frederic Roop, 94, North Manchester, passed away on Dec. 21, 3:55 a.m., at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born on June 1, 1917, in Geneva, to George E. and Carrie (Lindsey) Roop. He married Lois Berkebile on June 1, 1940; she survives. Mr. Roop retired in 1982 as personnel administrator of American Electric Power, Ft. Wayne. He was a member of the Personnel Club and Associated Churches Board, both of Fort Wayne. He was a former member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, Fort Wayne, where he served as moderator for several years. At the time of his death, he was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren. Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Eugene (Delora) Roop of Anderson; two daughters, Patricia (Dan) Burgette of Tetonia, Wyo., and Shirley (John) Mumy of Allendale, Mich.; a sister, Ruth Cordier of Paxton,Ill.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a brother and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m., at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester. Pastor Kurt Borgman will officiate. A private family burial will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. Family will receive friends following the service. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Preferred memorial contributions are to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, 2201 East St., North Manchester, IN 46962, or Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962. Condolences for the family of Mr. Roop may be sent at

Coats says EPA rule jeopardizes American jobs, energy costs, reliability of electric grid

U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (Utility MACT) rule: “The president has a choice: He can save g o o d - p a y i n g American jobs and prevent devastating energy hikes on families and businesses or he can allow the EPA to deliver another blow to an already weak economy. This new regulation completely contradicts the president’s stated top priority to create jobs and strengthen the economy. “This costly, jobdestroying EPA rule also jeopardizes the reliability of our nation’s electric grid. As a result of growing bipartisan opposition

to this rule, the EPA included a so-called ‘safety valve’ recognizing the very real threat of rolling blackouts. The ‘safety valve’ measure doesn’t go nearly far enough to protect Americans from the harmful impacts of this costly rule.” In November, Coats introduced a bipartisan bill with Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) that would create reasonable timelines for utilities to comply with two major EPA rules, including the Utility MACT rule. The Manchin-Coats Fair Compliance Act has support from both sides of the aisle, along with business and labor groups from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity to the United Mine Workers. “Our bipartisan bill is a commonsense, balanced approach

that provides states and utilities the time needed to plan and prepare for these stringent EPA regulations,” added Coats, the lead Republican sponsor of the Fair Compliance Act. “Without additional time, Americans will face fewer job oppor-

tunities, higher utility rates and potential blackouts.” This legislation would extend and streamline the compliance deadline for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) by three years and the deadline for the Utility

MACT rule by two years - so that both would fall on Jan. 1, 2017. The bill also would require utilities to submit implementation plans to ensure compliance occurs. To safeguard the reliability of the electric grid and avoid brownouts,

utilities would also submit their implementation plans to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The National Economic Research Associates (NERA) estimates net employment losses of 1.44 million across the

country as a result of the current EPA rules and deadlines. By 2016, NERA estimates that American ratepayers will see an average increase of 11.5 percent. In some regions of the United States, increases of up to 23.5 percent may occur.

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Manchester High School to Congregational Christian host financial aid meeting Church offers new services The Manchester High School G u i d a n c e Department will host a financial aid meeting for all seniors and/or their parents on Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center. At this meeting, the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be dis-

tributed and explained in detail by a financial aid officer from M a n c h e s t e r C o l l e g e . Information about local and college scholarships as well as grants and loans available to MHS students will also be given. This meeting is extremely impor-

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tant for seniors planning to attend any type of postsecondary education or training next year. Seniors and parents from other schools are welcome to attend this meeting. Any questions regarding this important meeting should be directed to Terri Denney or Jason Hesting in the guidance office at Manchester High School, 260-982-2196.

The North M a n c h e s t e r Congregational Christian Church announces a change in their praise and worship schedule. Beginning Jan. 8, services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Pastor JP Freeman shares, “We are a church that believes in the worth of all generations and these services will feature music, use video resources and engaging preaching to relate all genera-

tions of worshippers. Sunday school for adults, teens and children will be offered between the services and begins at 9:45 a.m.� The church is located at 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester. In Sunday school, learners will gather to know, grow and show God’s love with music, storytelling and an offering at 9:45 a.m. At 10 a.m., the classes will begin for lower elementary (Pre-K – second

dations of a strong faith. We are excited about the opportunities this change will offer. Pastors JP Freeman and Sebrena Cline invite you all to come and join us to know, grow and show God’s love. For more information about the Congregational Christian Church, contact us at 260-9822882 or email

IURC approves NIPSCO electric rate settlement

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The Indiana Utility R e g u l a t o r y Commission (IURC) has approved a collaborative settlement reached in July by NIPSCO, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), NIPSCO’s industrial customers and a coalition of eight northern I n d i a n a Municipalities regarding new rates for its more than 457,000 electric customers across northern Indiana. The newly approved electric base rates - which have not been modified in 24 years - are being updated to reflect investments made to improve service reliability and environmental technology, including the $330 million purchase of the highly efficient

Sugar Creek natural gas-fired power plant in West Terre Haute, as well as costs associated with customer growth, system upgrades and ongoing maintenance. A residential electric customer using 688 kilowatt hours a month on average will see a 4.5 percent base rate increase (or $3.33 per month). This effective change is half of the request NIPSCO filed in 2010 and three times less than what was approved by the IURC in the company’s 2008 case but never applied to customer bills. Residential Electric Customer Bill impact: for an average of 688 kilowatt hours of monthly usage, the current bill would be $74.88. The proposed bill would be raised to $78.21, an increase of

$3.33 or 4.45 percent. The newly approved electric rates are expected to take effect immediately. “This decision is a pivotal step in furthering our commitment to enhance reliability and customer service for our customers, while providing a modern energy infrastructure to support northern Indiana jobs and economic growth,� NIPSCO CEO Jimmy Staton said. “The approved settlement also helps provide families, businesses and industries with the reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy they need now and in the future.� The decision reflects a number of benefits to customers, including: - A lower bill


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increase than what was originally requested - A platform for ongoing NIPSCO investments in improving customer service, reliability and environmental technology. - NIPSCO-funded rebates to convert electric furnaces to more efficient natural gas units. Resolution of Municipality Group’s concerns regarding rates for streetlights and traffic lights. An expanded interruptible service program for NIPSCO’s largest industrial customers. This voluntary program ultimately benefits all customers by meeting near-term and planned system energy needs, including periods of peak demand when market prices are high. “While providing a much smaller base rate increase than originally requested, this agreement ensures NIPSCO will be able to continue making the infrastructure investments that will be needed for safe, reliable service,� said Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor David Stippler. “I am pleased that the OUCC, NIPSCO and other settling parties were able to work together to reach a balanced resolution to this extremely complicated litigation.� “We believe the concerns raised by the local municipalities were addressed through this process, which was both open and collaborative,� said Michael Griffin, representing the coalition of northern Indiana municipali-

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Corn crop heads for sixth record year to feed 1 billion cows Farmers will reap a record corn crop for a sixth consecutive season in 2012, slowing a slump in stockpiles of livestock feed as global meat demand approaches a quarter of a billion metric tons. Production will rise 4.8 percent to 867.5 million metric tons in 2011-12, curbing the drop in inventories to 0.8 percent, the smallest decline in three years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. With harvests expanding from Argentina to China, prices will fall as much as 30 percent to $4.305 a bushel in Chicago trading next year, according to the median of 24 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg News. Corn prices doubled in the past two

years as farmers failed to keep up with meat consumption that expanded 62 percent in a generation. Stockpiles fell in eight of the past 12 years and are down 34 percent since 2000, contributing to a surge in world food costs. Growers are now planting the most corn ever and more feed will come from a projected record wheat harvest. “Farmers have responded to record prices by producing historic crops,” said Bill Gary, the president of Commodity Information Systems Inc. in Oklahoma City, who has worked in grain markets for a half century. “There will not be a big bullish argument for the corn market in months ahead.” Corn already tumbled 23 percent to $6.14 on the Chicago

Board of Trade since reaching a threemonth high of $7.79 on Aug. 29. The grain fell 2.3 percent this year, compared with an 18 percent slump in the Standard & Poor’s Agriculture Index of eight commodities. The MSCI All-Country World Index of equities dropped 10 percent and Treasuries returned 9.3 percent, a Bank of America Corp. index shows. Global Shipments Output will expand the most in the European Union, China, Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil and Russia, helping to compensate for a 1.1 percent drop in the U.S., the biggest grower, the Washington-based USDA predicts. The U.S. share of global shipments will drop below 50 percent for the first time since 1971. Farmers are

responding to prices that averaged $6.80 a bushel this year, more than double the past 10 years. Farm Animals There were 1.38 billion cattle in 2009, compared with 1.31 billion a decade earlier, the FAO estimates. The global pig population has expanded to 942 million from 894 million in 1999 while farmers added almost 5 billion chickens to 18.6 billion, the data show. Grazing cattle, which primarily feed on pasture, account for about a quarter of world beef production, according to the FAO. Developing Crops Corn jumped 3.1 percent on Dec. 19 on the CBOT on speculation that dry and hot weather will slow development of crops in Argentina and Brazil, T-Storm Weather LLC said in

Tyson Fresh Meats recalls ground beef products due to possible E. Coli

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a Dakota City, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The following products are subject to recall: 10-pound chubs of “Chuck Fine Ground Beef 80/20,” packed in cases containing eight chubs. The products subject to recall have a “Best Before or Freeze By” date of “11/13/11” and “EST. 245C” on the box label. The products were shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, L o u i s i a n a , Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West

Virginia, and Wisconsin. The problem was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with

weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw

meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature. Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (866) 328-3156.

a report that day. The weather is similar to 2008-2009, when a La Nina pattern strengthened in December, the Chicago-based forecaster said. Argentina’s corn output fell 30 percent that season while Brazil’s declined 13 percent. Less Bullish

For now, speculators are getting less bullish on the grain, the world’s biggest food crop by volume. Hedge funds and other money managers are holding a net-long position, or bets on higher prices, of 127,666 futures and options, data from the

Commodity Futures T r a d i n g Commission show. That’s down from as many as 408,854 contracts in January. The most widely held option gives holders the right to sell corn at $5 by the end of February, CBOT data show.

Furnas family welcomes twins

Tracy and Derek Furnas of Carmel are the parents of twin girls born Nov. 15 at IU North, Carmel. Victoria Rose, born at 8:45 a.m., weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Vivianne Grace, born at 8:47 a.m., weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. They join a sister, Hailey Danielle Furnas, and a brother, Gradyn Jacob Furnas. Grandparents are David and Vicki Harris of LaFontaine and Steve and Vicki Furnas of Wabash. Great-grandparents are Richard and Donna Wallace of Wabash, Marilyn Prickett of Leesburg, Connie and Jim Rosen of Urbana, the late James Harris, the late Richard Prickett, the late Truman Story and the late Lawrence and Helen Furnas.



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known in the automotive industry. “The Kokomo region is in a technology-enriched manufacturing area of the United States and we need to harness this potential. The addition of hybrid technologies compliments the current strengths of our automotive program. The net result provides students and industry with advanced technology and training close to home,” said Lytle. Lytle says some adjunct faculty members at the Kokomo region already work in the industry with hybrid technology and are aware of its operations. This

allows Ivy Tech to bring real-world experience and training into the classroom. “What industry is telling us is employers want to be able to hire students with that type of learning already in their hands,” said Lytle. The hybrid Prius sedan was funded through a federal Perkins grant. Enrollment for the spring semester in the automotive technology program is currently underway. More information about the program can be found at omo or by calling 800459-0561. Ivy Tech Community College is

the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

What 11 moments will you remember from 2011? (ARA) - As the year winds down, the events of 2011 become water cooler conversation. Reflections of what happened in the world beyond one’s front door take the form of “top moments” and “best ofs.” To mark the end of another exciting year in global, national and local news, AOL, whose mission is to inform, entertain and connect the world, shares the “11 Days That Shaped 2011.” These are the moments that made news that got people talking, sharing and commenting most this year, from the horrific shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her miraculous recovery, to the passing of Steve Jobs and the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. People can visit to agree, disagree, or add to the moments that helped define the year. The “11 Days that Shaped 2011”: - The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: On Jan. 8, a deranged gunman went on a rampage that critically injured A r i z o n a Cong resswoman Gabby Giffords and

killed six others. This brutal act led to an outpouring of support for Giffords and renewed focus on gun control. Arab Spring: Inspired by their Tunisian neighbors who successfully overthrew their own oppressive government, Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in January to protest the brutal 30year regime of President Hosni Mubarak, who resigned 18 days later. Demands for freedom soon spread to Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Oman, with social media playing a key role in organizing and spreading news about the protests. - The meltdown of Charlie Sheen: TV’s highest paid star went on a tirade on the first day of March against his “Two and a Half Men” producer Chuck Lorre, made a series of bizarre pronouncements across mainstream and social media, went on tour and was ultimately fired from his toprated show. - Japan earthquake: It was March 11 when the quake unleashed a giant tsunami that leveled cities and towns in northern Japan. The resulting

nuclear disaster, just 170 miles from Tokyo, affected thousands more and rendered large areas uninhabitable for decades to come. The Royal Wedding: The fairytale wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton captivated people around the world and boasted the largest ever live online audience. In the months leading up to April 29, people breathlessly awaited and debated - details from the guest list to the reception menu to the top-secret wedding gown design. - Osama bin Laden’s death: Following news of the terror leader’s death at the hands of Navy Seal Team 6, spontaneous celebrations erupted in New York, Washington and beyond on May 1. Learning that Bin Laden lived within sight of a key Pakistani military base further undermined U.S. trust in our ally. - End of the Oprah Winfrey Show: The highest-rated talk show in American history ended its 25year domination of daytime television. After decades of influencing and defining culture, Winfrey left her namesake show on May 25 to focus on

The Oprah Winfrey Network/OWN. - Debt ceiling crisis: Washington’s inability to provide a longterm resolution to the debt ceiling issue on Aug. 8 contributed to a downgrade of our nation’s credit rating, market volatility and the lowest approval rating for the U.S. congress in modern times. - 10th anniversary of 9/11: America marked the 10th anniversary of our deadliest day, Sept. 11, with respectful ceremonies honoring victims and their families, who are still struggling to recover from their devastating losses. The Occupy Movement: In September 2011, the Occupy Movement started on Wall Street and was aimed at the economic disparity and social inequity in the country and quickly spread around the world. - The death of Steve Jobs: When Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, one of the greatest innovators and businessmen in history passed away in October, people around the globe mourned the man behind the inventions that changed the world.


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Williams and Tim Guisewhite. They could not decide which home they liked the best. L A F O N TA I N E C H R I S T I A N CHURCH MEMBER CARE met at Eugenia’s at Honeywell Center for lunch on Dec. 20. Rick Smalley, Connie Knable, Jackie Pilgrim, Audrey Schank, Jan and Sandy Bachman and Larry and Ethel Eib. A great meal and fellowship were shared by all. After the meal, they toured the Honeywell Center and looked at the beautiful Christmas decorations. Next month, we will be going to Gabriel’s in Marion on Jan. 17. Hope to see you there. L A F O N TA I N E C H R I S T I A N CHURCH YOUTH NEWS: Super Start Indianapolis Jan. 2728, fourth through sixth grade event. Winter Jam high

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school event, Jan. 22. For more information, contact Jared Kidwell, youth minister, at 765-618-0883. L A F O N TA I N E U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T CHURCH YOUTH GROUP: Dec. 29 Ski Trip, Dec. 31 New Years’ Eve Churchwide party stating at 8 p.m. in the church basement. Bring finger foods to share and your favorite game. Children under sixth grade must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to leave whenever you wish. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Dec. 29 Gaya Snyder and Dec. 30 Von Moore C O N G R AT U L A TIONS Montana Speicherweimer on receiving the Americanism Award from the Mizpah Legion of Honor in a ceremony at the Mizpah Shrine Temple in Fort Wayne on Dec. 10. LaFontaine communi-

ty is very proud of what you do for our Indiana soldiers. WORDS OF WISDOM: “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.” ~ Leo Buscaglia PLEASE SEND YOUR NEWS AND PICTURES to me by Thursday at or 2258 E 1050 S, LaFontaine, IN 46940. I am looking forward to receiving your news items.




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THE PERRY DORITE Home Extension Club met at the Akron Kountry Kitchen for their annual Christmas party. Seventeen members, ten husbands and one child enjoyed a delicious meal. Our president, Judy Satrom, led the group in the Club Prayer before the meal. After the meal, we tried to guess who our Secret Sister was before we opened the gifts they had brought for us. Very few guessed correctly. We drew names for

Secret Sisters for 2012. Our next meeting will be on Jan. 19 at the First Methodist Church in Peru with Cindy Richardson as hostess. (From the minutes of The Perry Do-Rite Home Extension Club) ON DEC. 15, 18 children from Tender Heart Preschool visited Bickford Cottage Assisted Living to sing Christmas songs to the residents. Everyone enjoyed the program. After singing, we traveled back to Roann to Lynn’s Restaurant where we enjoyed a scoop of Birthday Cake ice cream! Thank you Lynn’s for the treat. METRO NORTH NEWS: The following students were selected as weekly prize winners for the month of December: Mason Fisher, Jerry Vigar, and Isaiah V i g a r . Congratulations! School resumes on

Jan. 2. Please dress your student accordingly for the weather. It is time to register for Kindergarten Round-Up. A pre-registration form will be sent home with students’ report cards in January. You may call to register your Kindergarten student at 260-569-6856. RoundUp will only be held one day this year, so mark your calendar now. Round-Up will be March 21 at the Honeywell Center. (From the Metro North Newsletter) HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to: Caleb Andrew Coffman, James Kendall, Chris Kerr, Steve Deniston, Derek Vigar, Elizabeth Ford, Steve Coffman, Matthew Powell, James Michael Pell, Joanne Wagner, Kitty Jo Moyer, Alli Koch, Deanna Spears, Jason Cordes, Dottie Blackburn, Matt Van Buskirk, Kyle Brower, (continued on page 20)


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TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE OLD BARNS IN WABASH COUNTY: On Dec. 19, History International Channel (H2) aired a show on Modern Marvels entitled Wood. One segment of that hour-long program showed a peg barn being torn down in Frankfort by the Timeless Timber Frame and being reassembled on the property where Aaron Mast, a former Wabash resident, and his family now live, east of Bloomington. The home he moved into this spring is a

HISTORY PICTURE: This is a picture of Aaron Mast’s barn as it was being reassembled on his property near Bloomington. (photo provided) timber frame home that is also held together with pegs. On Sept. 12 and 13, Half Yard Productions, a film crew for the History Channel from Washington D.C., filmed the barn being reassembled by an Amish crew from Portland. Marvin and I were able to be on site when the filming was done. The two days of filming was condensed into less

than 15 minutes on the show, but seeing that small part will give you an idea of how Timeless Timbers is attempting to preserve old barns for the future. For more information on saving our old barns and reusing them for houses, offices, or once again for barns, visit their website at www.TimelessTimber If you watch your TV listings, the Modern

Marvels - Wood show may be aired again at a later time. WHAT LIONS CLUBS ACCOMPLISHED IN 2011: Besides the Urbana Lions Club, Wabash County has Lions Clubs in Richvalley, Laketon, North M a n c h e s t e r, LaFontaine, Somerset and Roann. In addition to the local help they give to individuals, families, clubs, summer programs,

and their local communities, they work together to help millions of people around the world. International programs that these local clubs support include SightFirst, a program that screens preschool children for eye defects. International Lions President Wing-Kun Tam is asking Lions to plant one million trees in 2011/2012. Besides the trees that were previously planted around the Urbana headstone, this summer the Urbana Lions Club planted three 8 to 10 foot trees, two red oak and one pin oak tree were planted on the northwest corner of the ball field by Lions Kyle Overman and Luke Hunt. Another project is to give dictionaries to every third-grade student. After checking with Dr. Weaver and the third-grade teachers, the Urbana Lions

Club will be doing this for the third grade students at Metro North in January. Several local Lions Clubs, in conjunction with the Indiana Lions Foundation, will be working together to help Kortnee Singer apply for a scholarship to be used in her senior year at Ball State as a Speech and Hearing Therapist. Through Lions Club International, local clubs also donate money that is used to help people who have experienced natural disasters both in the United States and around the world. Lions Club International has more volunteers in more places than any other service club organization in the world. In 2012, it is hoped that each of you will remember to thank your local Lions Club members for the work they do and support them


whenever possible. If you would like to become a member of this great organization, contact a local Lions Club member and let them know. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. service on Jan. 1 are: Worship Leader Brian Chamberlain; Liturgist Carol Krom; Head Usher Steve Runkel; Acolytes - Kyle and Christie Sparks; Nursery Attendant Erin Cohee; Greeters John and Judy Eltzroth; Organist Nancy Miller; Pianist Janene Dawes. Church secretary Nancy Chamberlain is retiring at the end of 2011. Brenda Eads has been hired to take her place and will be in the office on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. Church reports and any changes and/or corrections to

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“I worked at Chicago Cutlery in Illinois and Hayworth’s Office Furniture in Michigan,” Andy said. “I’m a hard worker and I wanted to open my own business instead of working for someone else.” Vanra added, “We both worked in the factories, but he

Shoppe was open for one year before he was approached with the possibility of taking over. Vanra’s sister had a donut shop in Fort Wayne, so he asked her how it was. “She told me business was ok, but that is also a bigger city so it is a lot different than here,” he added. “It was hard at first, because we’ve never run a business before,” Andy continued, “but I am a very determined person. I had a goal, I planned for it, and I took it step by step until I got there, but I had to make it happen.” One of the major tasks Andy faced in taking over the shop was that he didn’t know how to make donuts. It took 6-8 months to learn how to make a good, quality donut, he said. “In the first six months or so we barely made anything,” Andy admitted. “I had to cut down on the number of people and work a lot of hours myself. I still work 70-

dreamed of owning his own business – that’s what he wanted all of his life. Now, his dreams have come true; but he worked very hard to get what he wanted. Everybody told us that it was going to be hard work, but he said he liked that.” According to Andy, the Wabash Donut

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THE PHAT FAMILY, (from left) Sam, Andy, Vanra and Robert, took ownership of the Wabash Donut Shoppe in 1988. (photo by Harold V. Chatlosh) modate the orders for the 50+ locations, which range in quantity from four to 15 dozen, as well as what they need locally, there are now 18 total employees spread out over three shifts. These workers, including Andy and Vanra and their two kids, are charged with various tasks, such as baking, frying, icing, packing, delivering, and cleaning. “We spend a lot of time training everyone that comes to work here,” Andy said. “It takes a long time to learn to make donuts our way. We make everything by hand here, so we have to know our limits. We’re delivering about as much as we can handle – I don’t want the product to suffer. “So I have to bake everyday, and taste the donuts everyday, to make sure that we are making a good product. I have to keep an eye on the people baking, the people frying, the people icing, the people

packing, and even the people cleaning – it’s a lot of responsibility but it’s worth it. I do the best I can do every day because you can’t just sit back and expect things to happen for you.” Andy went on to stress the importance of remembering that this business is a really risky business, especially with regards to the wholesale aspect. “We had to be careful selling to those other places,” he continued, “because we had to sell cheap to compete with wholesale prices so that the retailer could make money, but we also had to try to make money. In order to make money, we have to have a good product and a competitive price. Any day someone could tell us that another wholesaler gave a better price, and then we lose that business just like that. I’ve been told by big companies that they have people lining up to try to get their busi-

ness, but they like our product, we’re reliable, and the customers like our product.” “Every day we try to remind ourselves how far we’ve come,” she concluded. “We appreciate all the opportunities living in the U.S. has given us, but most of all we appreciate how much the community has supported us in Wabash. We’ve been here so long that we’ve gotten to know a lot of people, and now this is like our hometown. At first you don’t know if you’re going to survive so you don’t want to put a lot of money into fixing things up, but once the community welcomed us like they did, we knew we were here to stay.” The Phats went on to thank their family and employees, who work hard to get the job done every day. In closing, they expressed their thanks to the community and wished peace and happy holidays to all.

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What can we do when it is cold and snowy outside? Indiana conservation officers would like to let the people of Indiana know that just because it is cold outside does not mean that they should stop recreating there. With the coming of Christmas and Christmas break, conservation officers are encouraging people to get out and enjoy nature whether at a state park or fish and wildlife property. With Santa approaching fast, conservation officers would like to remind anyone that is getting a snowmobile or ORV for Christmas that many laws and responsibilities go along with their operation. Some of the laws are registrations, knowing whether the county

road system is open to operation, being 16 years old with a valid driver’s license and many others that can be found on the DNR website under regulations statutes and rules. If and when we do get snow there are also several snowmobile trails that are open to the public in the northern part of the state. The trails are Miami Snowmobile Trail, 58 miles in Elkhart County, Buffalo Run Snowmobile Trail, 63 miles in St. Joseph County, and finally the Salamonie Snowmobile Trail, 40 miles in Wabash and H u n t i n g t o n Counties. These trails have a website all their own which offers updates on snowfall as well as

what shape they are in. If snowmobile riding is not your cup of tea, then maybe when the ice encompasses the local lakes, fishing could add a great time as well as a nice meal. Conservation officers would like to remind those fishermen who like to recreate on the ice that there is no such thing as “safe ice”, only safer ice. It is recommended that the ice be at least four inches thick, and be clear like the ice that comes out of your ice maker in your refrigerator. Any ice that is not four inches thick and clear may be unsafe to go out on. Finally, not all bodies of water freeze the same way and

the ice may be thinner in some places so make sure to drill test holes to make sure that the ice is four inches thick and in good shape. Conservation officers also recommend wearing some type of PFD (personal flotation device) while ice fishing. Also, know that there are laws for ice fishing shanties and the maximum size that ice fishing holes can be drilled or cut. Further, there are also several laws that deal with ORV and snowmobile operation on the ice. With this said, always wear a helmet when operating snowmobiles or ORV’s and get out and have a fun and safe winter.

The 98th Annual Edition Indy Auto Show, hosted by the G r e a t e r Metropolitan Indianapolis Automobile Trade Association, opened on Dec. 26, and will run through Jan. 1, 2012. The show is being held at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. The show features approximately 400 new models representing 39 different makes of domestic and import automobiles and trucks. The Central Indiana Toyota Dealers Association is offering show attendees

the chance to win a 2012 Toyota Camry with a retail value of $23,500. NFL Experience has a booth Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 to promote and provide information about their event in Indy beginning Jan. 27, 2012. The American Diabetes Association is promoting a healthy lifestyle Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, 2012. Community Health Network will promote “Don’t Text & Drive” and will provide good health education with a mini-health screen cholesterol check on Dec. 27 and 28. Crime

Stoppers of Central Indiana will hand out free DNA Collection Kits on Dec.28. Discounted tickets are available at www.indyautoshow.c om. All U.S. active duty military personnel, police and fire department get in free with identification. Also, visit www.indyautoshow.c om for a parking map. The show will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Dec. 28-30, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2012.

“Dig Into Archaeology” for Museum’s Family Fun Day It’s time dig into archaeology at the Wabash County Historical Museum. Family Fun Day at the Museum will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Dec. 29. In addition to the two floors of amazing museum exhibits, there will be archaeology themed activities spread throughout the Museum. Excavate and assemble a dinosaur “skeleton” at the dig site, make your own nameplate out of hieroglyphics, watch an amazing dinosaur film in the theatre at the top of every hour, play a round of dinosaur bingo, and more. As usual, the model train, the train whistle, the scooters and all of the other exhibit favorites will be available all day long. This event is free for members or with a paid daily admission.

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(ARA) - People are more interested in food and wine than ever. Turn this passion into a fabulous holiday gift: one that will have the recipient enjoying his gift throughout the year. A new trend is emerging with more people developing interest in a carefully cultivated wine and food lifestyle. People are creating their very own vintage making it a great holiday gift idea. Take Bob Mollica from Boston, who recently bottled his 2009 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon. “It’s always been a dream to have my own wine,” says Mollica. “I wanted to find a way to create a California wine to enjoy and share with friends while continuing my day job here in Boston.” That dream is now a reality. He uses Estate Crush, a Lodi, Calif.-based custom

crush winery that oversees the entire winemaking process. Estate Crush provides clients a seamless experience from start - sourcing fruit from reputable growers - to finish. The end product is a bottled wine complete with a personalized label. In recent years, a number of companies have offered custom labels on wine, but it’s unusual to have creative control over what’s going into that personalized bottle. The Estate Crush private barrel program lets clients adjust the winemaking protocol to make the wine to their personal specifications, and also involves clients in the process by scheduling tastings with the winemaker via videoconference or in person for important decisions such as oak additions and blend percentages. Clients can also adapt the size

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THE ACCESS YOUTH CENTER teamed up with Wabash Friends Church and The American Red Cross of North Central Indiana to host the annual AYC Community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 17. Over 120 people from the Wabash community were in attendance at the event, which was held at The Access (a United Fund Agency); dinner was provided as well as gifts and goodie bags for everyone. The staff and board of directors from AYC would like to thank all those involved who made this vital outreach in our community possible. (photo provided)

Christmas trees as fish habitat may need permit There are many ways to recycle Christmas trees, but tossing them on a frozen lake as a way of creating fish habitat has certain requirements...and an uncertain outcome. “Fish attractors tend to bring fish and fishermen together,” said Bill James, fisheries section chief for DNR Fish & Wildlife. “They provide cover but don’t necessarily grow more fish.” Instead of waiting for an iced-over lake to thaw so a single discarded Christmas tree can sink to the bottom, James said there are better options for fish attractors. “They need to be designed, sized and placed appropriately to attract and hold fish,” he said. “Large hardwood brush piles

work well and last for many years. Soft woods such as pine or spruce attract fish initially but deteriorate quickly. This is especially true if used Christmas trees are placed singly or just scattered about.” Furthermore, state laws may apply, depending on the body of water. Discarding a Christmas tree on a private pond is at the owner’s discretion, but doing so on a public freshwater lakes is governed by the Lake Preservation Act (Indiana Code 14-26-2) and Indiana Administrative Code (312 IAC 11-4-7). Those two laws stipulate that a license from the DNR is needed to construct or place a fish attractor in a public freshwater

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Norse win barnburner in first round of Pioneer Shootout

by Gary Andrews The Nortfhield boys varsity basketball team won a barnburner in the first round of the Pioneer Shootout Dec. 21, edging Southwester n (Hanover) 72-68. The entire game was as close as the final with the Norse holding the lead most of the first half, but trailing after both quarters. Dustin Echard got things started for Northfield and then Chad Glasscock hit to make it 4-2. At 5-4 Ryan Givens grabbed an offensive rebound to make it 7-4, but a three point play from Southwestern tied it at 7 with 3:17 to go. Givens would hit again and the Rebels answered with two buckets before Ryan Keaffaber hit before the buzzer and Southwestern led 1211 after one. The Rebels would stretch the lead to 1411 to start the second quarter before Givens hit and then converted the old fashion

three to make it 14-14. After a Rebel bucket, Glasscock drained a three to put the Norse back up 17-16. With 5:26 to go, Givens picked up his second foul and was forced to the bench with the Rebels hitting both free throws to make it 21-20 Northfield. Buckets from Ethan Stouffer and Glasscock stretched the lead to 25-20 before Southwestern fought back to tie the score at 26. The lead would never be more than two points by either team the rest of the quarter with Southwestern hitting at the buzzer and leading Northfield 36-34 at the half. The two teams traded buckets coming out of the locker room, with Givens and Echard hitting. At 4138 Collin Dawes would pick the pocket of his man and race for a layup, making it 41-40. With the game being called tight, Givens would pick up his third foul with 6:11 to go and then his fourth

at 2:20. The Norse stayed within three with buckets from Stouffer and Glasscock and then at the buzzer Glasscock drained a three to knot the score at 52 with one to go. The two teams would trade the lead six times to start the fourth quarter with Echard hitting to put the Norse up for what would be for good. Echard made it 58-57 and the Glasscock and Keaffaber built it to 63-59. Southwestern closed to 63-62 before a Keaffaber free throw made it 64-62 with 2:03 to play. The Raiders worked the ball that was knocked away, diving on the ground and rolling over calling timeout on what could have been a traveling call with 53.5 remaining. The Norse defense held and the fouling game was on. The Rebels fouled Dawes who hit 1 of 2 to make it 65-62. A bad Norse foul put the Rebels on the line with 44.9 to go, sink-

ing both with 44.9 left and the Norse leading 65-64. The Rebels would foul Dawes again with 43.7 left. Dawes calmly sank both, making it 67-64. Northfield stole the ball again and on a great pass from Keaffaber to Glasscock for a layup made it 69-64. The Raiders hit and fouled with 17.0 left. Glasscock hit one free throw to make it 70-66. After an illegal pick was called on Southwestern they again fouled Dawes, who again sank both free throws to make it 72-68 with 2.5 left and the Norse survived. Leading Northfield was Chad Glasscock with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Ryan Keaffaber had 15 points and 4 assists. Ryan Givens had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Collin Dawes had 10 points. Dustin Echard had 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Ethan Stouffer had 4 points and Cody Gibson added 2 points.

Wabash 7th and 8th grade girls split with Madison-Grant The Wabash middle school girls basketball teams split with Madison Grant Dec. 19 with the 7th grade losing 40-9 and

the 8th grade winning 25-24. Leading the 7th grade was Taylor Cain with 5 points. Jaycee Parrett and

Kaitlan Dowdal had 2 points each. Leading the 8th grade was Kristin Cromer with 12 points. Katie

McCauley had 9, while Sydni Mullett and Kieston Cole added 2 points each.

CHAD GLASSCOCK (30) shoots the ball over the outstretched arm of a Southwestern defender during the opening round of the Pioneer Shootout Dec. 21. After trading the lead early and often, the Norsemen held on for a 72-68 victory of the rebels. (photo by Gary Andrews)

Apache 6th graders Southwood 6th grade Squire 7th and 8th grades cruise past Caston split with Crestview boys roll past Peru

The Southwood 6th grade boys basketball team rolled past Peru Dec. 19, taming the Tigers 55-35. Leading the Knights was Carson

Blair with 31 points. Matt Nose had 14 points and Peyton Trexler added 10 points. Southwood is now 42.

The Manchester boys 8th grade basketball team defeated Huntington Crestview 39-33 on Dec. 20. Leading the Squires was Chase Fierstos with 15 points, while Rylie Rickert had 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. With the win the Squires move to 5-4 overall (1-2 RRC). The 7th grade lost to Crestview 35-31. Braxtin Wilson finished with 7 pts. Levi Hicks and Heath Dierks added 6 points each.

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make resolutions and one of the most common is to get into shape or take better care of ourselves. In case you haven’t heard, the North M a n c h e s t e r Community Pool is now open for business. They have a Facebook page that I have been informed will be posting the schedules of upcoming events available to the community. The hours of the pool are Monday through





Shepherd, Jan. 9. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE yourself or a friend or neighbor in the birthday or anniversary list, please let me know at my email address. I also have a Facebook page if you spend your time on there. If you don’t have access to a computer and would rather contact me by phone, you can call 260-578-7319, and if I don’t answer, please leave me your information or if you would rather a return call I will do so. This is your column and it is my desire to include the information you need and will enjoy reading so I’m waiting to hear from you. Have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Day.

ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH reminds everyone that mass is observed in the historical Lagro church the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. KIDS KLUB NEWS: Just a reminder that there will not be Kids Klub during Christmas Break. Kids Klub will resume following break on Jan. 4. DEADLINE FOR NEWS is each Wednesday by noon. You can e-mail news and Amanda Lyons pictures to, 260-782-0471 lagronewscolumn mail news to me at 425 S. SR 524 Lagro, IN 46941, or contact me by phone at 260-782-0471 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Roann News... (continued from page 14) and Rachel McWhirt. (From the Roann Community Calendar) H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Draper, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Youcum, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harber, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Hollenback,

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Blue, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Eudy, and Mr. and Mrs. David Vigar. (From the Roann Community Calendar) ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at roannhappenings@ya, or you may

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Sharon Gilbert, Ardis (and Herb) Witkoske, Bonnie Merritt, Muirel Tyson, Sam Powers, Phil Sparks, and Kraig Ahlfield. BRUNCH BUNCH met at Pam’s Café at 8 a.m. on Dec. 21 with the following people present: Max and Ruth Reed, Phil and Jan Weck, Donna Russell, Helen Dawes, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast, and Jim and Anne Belle. BIRTHDAYS: Dec. 29 Nancy Chamberlain, Tiann Aughinbaugh, Joshua Watkins. Dec. 30 -

Paula Appleton, Ruth Ann Pilgrim, Chad Dilling. Dec. 31 Larry Urschel, Caton Howard. Jan. 1 - Sam Long, Brendon Roberts, Lisa Lawyer. Jan. 2 - Rebecca Bechtold, Anna Lee Biehl. Jan. 3 - Douglas Wilcox, Dave Sommers. Jan. 4 Brenda Eads A N N I V E R SARIES: Jan/ 1 Larry and Doris Eads. Jan. 2 - Peggy and Chad Dilling Y E A R - E N D THANK YOU: I want to take a moment at the end of this year to

thank my sister, Eileen Weck, who has been my proofreader and editor since I started writing this column. She is a former English teacher who makes sure my facts, punctuation, grammar and sentence structures are correct and make sense. NEWS ITEMS AND/OR PICTURES may be mailed to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash, or emailed to me at or phone to 1800-886-3018.

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Make New Year’s resolutions close to home

(ARA) - As each year comes to a close, people begin to make resolutions - typically, vowing to start something new in the year ahead, such as lose weight, get a new job, start volunteering and so on. Making resolutions is easy; the hard part is keeping them. However, there are a few things you can do at home that might actually help you achieve some of your New Year’s goals. Start 2012 on the right foot with this list of easy home updates and tips to help conquer your New Year’s resolutions. Develop better eating habits Research shows that people tend to eat less when surrounded by the color blue. Repaint your kitchen or dining room in a blue hue to help naturally suppress your appetite. And, painting is a great way to tone your arms if you also resolve to get in shape. Once the paint dries, clean out your pantry and replace

any high-calorie or fatty foods with healthier options. Help the environment Growing concern for the environment prompts many people to resolve to be more green. Your refrigerator runs all day, every day, which accounts for a large percentage of your home’s energy usage. Keeping your refrigerator’s thermostat set between 38 and 42 degrees will help save energy and keep your food from spoiling. Give to others or volunteer Clean out your closets and collect any gently used items you and your family no longer use or need. There are a number of national and local organizations that accept clothing donations; some will even pick up the items directly from your home. Beyond clothing, consider giving previously used toys, games, books or materials for crafts to the local hospital or day care center.

Spend more time with family and friends After a long day at work or school, not to mention all of life’s other activities and events, the last thing you want to do is spend your downtime cleaning your home. Look for household products and tools that keep cleaning time to a minimum. The AccuClean(TM) whole-home air filtration system from American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning attaches to your furnace or air handler to reduce dust accumulation in the home by more than 50 percent, which means you’ll spend less time cleaning and have more time for your family and friends. Learn something new One of the most common resolutions centers around conquering a fear or trying something new. Take a look at your home and challenge yourself to tackle

home improvement projects on your own. Finish an unfinished basement, build an outdoor play space for the kids or renovate a bathroom. Not only will you conquer any do-it-yourself fears, but any revamp of your home will only add to its value and resale potential. Keeping New Year’s resolutions can certainly be a challenge, so it’s important to set yourself up for success. First, set specific and realistic goals; and don’t be scared to break bigger goals into a series of smaller steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Most important, have a strategy for setbacks - we all slip up from time to time, but the key is to get back on track. It’s been said that four out of five people who make New Year’s resolutions eventually break them. Prove the statistics wrong and make this the year you keep your resolutions.

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Changes impacting your taxes and this year’s refund from Uncle Sam

(ARA) - In the way of tax legislation, 2011 was a relatively quiet year. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t tax law changes that will affect this year’s tax returns. “The changes enacted at the end of 2010 will still impact this year’s and next year’s federal tax returns,” says TaxACT spokesperson, Jessi Dolmage. “With the debate over the federal budget and taxes unlikely to end any time soon, who knows if the soon-to-be expired tax breaks will be extended. So, take advantage of all your benefits while you still can.” Three out of four taxpayers receive a federal refund, and last year’s average refund totaled $2,805. To help you maximize your refund, here are some tax law changes you should know about before filing this year’s return. * Your federal return must be filed by Tuesday, April 17, 2012. April 15 is a Sunday and Washington, D.C., is r e c o g n i z i n g Emancipation Day April 16. Don’t use the extended deadline as an excuse to procrastinate, though. When

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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. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, north of corner of U.S. 24 & S.R. 13 (619 N. S.R. 13) in Wabash; phone 563-7849; Don Cogar, Senior Pastor. Sunday Bible Classes at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m.; Evening Praise & Worship, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer, 7:00 p.m.; Shockwave Youth Meeting Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Handicapped Accessible. 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; Rev. Scott Real pastor. 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. 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. Roann Church of the Brethren, 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, January 1, 2012 Our worship leader for this Sunday will be Jessica Peter. Our greeters for this Sunday will be Jeremy and Michelle Sweeten and Russell and Marie Krom. Pastor Brad Eckerley will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship.; January 9 - Leadership team meeting 7 p.m.; January 11 - Elder’s meeting 7 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. Wabash Church of the Brethren, 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. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 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. St. Patrick Catholic, Lagro, Mass at 12:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month.

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CHARISMATIC Victory Christian Fellowship, Discover abundant life and victorious Christian living! Worship services: Sunday 10:00 a.m.; Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Christian Bookstore: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-5:30, also before and after all services. Prayer for our Nation every Tuesday 12: 15 - 12:45 PM. All at 112 W. Main St. Church: 260-982-8357; Bookstore: 260-982-8317. Pastor Tim Morbitzer. - God bless you! Come as you are! CHRISTIAN Dora Christian Church, located 1 1/2 miles South of Salamonie Dam, Lagro; phone 260-782-2006. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Early Service 8:15 a.m.; Church Service 10:30 a.m. Minister: Steven L. Witt. LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine; Phone 765-981-2101; Pastor Rick Smalling; Youth Pastor Jared Kidwell. 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 provided. 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; Cheryl Eaton, Director Of Music & Arts; David Lloyd, Children’s Minister; Linda Mirante, Associate Ministries; Aaron McClary, Minister of Connections; Kathy Henderson, Director of “Happy Days” Preschool. 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; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 9814345. 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. CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 5635346; 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. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Bill Bowling. 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 .

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FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Patrick Byers, Director of Youth and Contemporary Worship; Wes Ball, Worship Pastor/Choir Director; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. David Phillips, Pastoral Care. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible. LUTHERAN Zion Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive, Wabash – (260) 563-1886; Sunday School 9:15a.m.; Morning worship 10:30a.m.; On Saturday December 31st at 7:00pm. Rev. Jermey Yeadon will conduct our New Year’s Eve service. Elder Tom Panning, Organist Susan Garrett, Usher Troy Roser, Greeters Marty and Lisa Winkelman, Acolyte Tyler Robison. Please join us New Year’s Day. Rev. Yeadon will conduct the service. Elder Tom Panning, Organist Susan Garrett, Communion Assistant Mike DeVore, Greeters Marty and Lisa Winkelman, Usher Troy Roser, Acolyte Tyler Robison. Living Faith Church, worship service this Sunday at Falls Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue begins at 10:00 am. Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. A children's message is part of every worship service. 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. 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; Phone: 260-982-2882; Pastors JP Freeman & Sebrena Cline; Sunday Services: 8:30-Traditional; 9:30-Contemporary; 11:00-Blended; 11:00 - Small Groups for Children, Teens & Adults; Wednesday at 7-8:30 pm - LIFE by LIGHT - Worship & Discussion gathering for Adults to work through life's hurts, habits & hang-ups; Handicapped accessible.; On the web at;Email: WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Praise. Pastor Rev. Steve Hudson. Home phone 260-569-1121. Cell 260-571-3219 NON-DENOMINATIONAL 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.

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New Foundations Ministries Freedom Center, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash; phone 260-569-0630; Pastor Rick Tolley. Sunday Adult Bible Study & Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7pm Bible Study. Center for biblical council by appointment. Niconza Christian Fellowship Church, 4 Miles North of State Rd. 16, 3 Mile South of Disco,Miami/Wabash County Line Road 13718N 700E, Roann, Indiana 46974. Sunday Praise & Worship Service begins at 9:30 AM. The youth will join with the adults for Praise and Worship in the sanctuary, and then move to the west rooms for Children’s Church. Special music will be presented during the service. Pastor Phil is bringing a series of messages on the book of Acts in the morning services. Everyone is welcome!; Wednesday Bible Study normally meets the 2nd and 4th week of each month at 600 Strauss-Provimi Rd. in North Manchester at 7:00 PM, please call (260)-306-2030 to check time and location. We are currently studying the methods used to fight the Spiritual war. Please come and join us!; Christmas Play will be at the church Sunday December 18th and we will be having a Candlelight service Saturday December 24th at 7:00 PM. in place of a morning service December 25th.; We are a Full Gospel Community Church where Spiritual gifts and talents operate. There is always an opportunity for one on one ministry for your special needs. You are invited to join us Sunday as we worship and hear from God through the preaching of His Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit!; Get your prayer request to the prayer group by calling the church office at (260)-306-2030; by sending them E-Mail to (; or by sending them regular mail to Niconza Christian Fellowship Ministries, 300 W 4th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.. Worship 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour & fellowship 11:30 a.m.; e-mail:; website:, handicap accessible sanctuary. 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. Chapel Worship 8:00 a.m.; Sanctuary Worship 10:00 a.m. with pre-school childcare, MultiMedia Worship W/Praise Team & Band; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Services 02 / 27 / 11 Scripture: Book of John, Sermon: “Did you hear the snow?” By Rev. Philip Lake, Pastor. 8:00am service Greeter: Laura Thomas, Usher: Frank Nordman. 10:00am service Liturgist: Mary Ellen Clark, Greeters: Judy Decker, Tom & Janet Ross, Ushers: Lalon Allen, Ike Binkerd, J.P. Mattern, Rollin McCoart First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. Wabash, IN; (260)563-3108.; Senior Pastor Kurt Freeman, Minister of Family Life and Outreach Heather Olson-Bunnell, Youth Director Mandi Liley.; Worship Service at 9:00 a.m., children Pre-school thru 3rd Grade leave service at 9:15 a.m. for Kids Connextion, Coffee Fellowship at 10:00 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 10:30 a.m., Nursery available for morning activities, UMYF at 6:00 p.m.; Kids First Day Care open M-F from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. children age 4 weeks thru Pre-School, Director Missie Edwards. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email: Pastor Brad Garrett. Sunday School 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m.; Prayer and Share every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.; Bible Study every Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 982-7537; Pastor Kevin G. Dekoninck. (260) 578-2160; Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.


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Soybean prices move higher despite U.S. stocks at 5-year highs

The USDA published its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, and while global soybean ending stocks have not approached the highs seen in global wheat stocks, the recent highs in ending soybean stocks in the US have not been seen since the 2006/07 growing season. Just as with wheat, competitive pricing caused by the debt crisesc` in Europe has lowered US soybean exports due in part to a stronger dollar. As written in a recent piece about higher wheat stocks entitled, “Global Wheat Stocks At Highs Not Seen In 12 Years,” higher soybean ending stocks in the US combined with a strengthening dollar could make it tough for fertilizer companies like Mosaic (MOS), Potash Corporation (POT), Intrepid Potash (IPI) and CF Industries (CF) to keep up higher pricing for their phosphate, potash, and nitrogen fertilizers. In addition to a stronger dollar, huge shipments from Brazil this fall have also placed competitive pressure on US exports. The most recent export sales report shows 500,000 metric tons in new export sales for the week ending December 8 compared to 1.35 million metric tons in new sales a year earlier. If this trend continues it would mark only the second year that exports from Brazil have exceeded those from the US. Soybean exports to both China and the European Union are down sharply this marketing year with chinese imports totalling 8.8 million metric tons compared to 12.6 million a year ago. EU-27 imports tumbled to 297,000 metric tons compared to 1.03 million over the same period a year ago. You would think that with the bleak

demand outlook prices would nosedive. In fact, prices were falling until reports of dry weather in Argentina and Brazil began threatening the yields of both corn and soybeans. As recently as Dec. 14, January soybeans were trading as low as $11.00 per bushel. Prices have bounced off those lows since._Soybeans planted early in Brazil will begin flowering and setting pods in December. In Argentina, soybeans begin flowering and setting pods in mid to late January. Drought can increase the number of pods that fall off a plant, lowering

yields. 10-day weather forecasts issued this afternoon show that while rain is in the forecast, the amount will be minimal. Rainfall is forecast from Wednesday to Friday in Argentina, and is not expected to exceed 0.5 inch. In Brazil rain is forecast from Friday through Sunday and meteorologists expect 0.5 to 1.5 inch. These drought conditions are supporting soybean prices in the face of a strengthening dollar and rising stocks. This in turn may give some price support to fertilizer companies like CF Industries, Mosaic, Potash and Intrepid Potash

although I think that the EUR/USD exchange rate will ultimately dominate stock price movement over the short-term. Outside of the fundamentals of supply and demand, the EUR/USD exchange rate has the broadest influence over the price of soybeans. Over the most recent 45 trading days, the stocks of Intrepid Potash and Potash Corp. have the strongest significant correlations to soybean prices. However, over the last 60 months that distinction belongs to Mosaic and CF Industries.

Non-Felon • Competitive Pay • Benefits after probationary period 1. Production Supervisor needed ASAP! Candidate needs prior experience with production supervision in a setting that uses FDA rules and regulations. Pay is depending on experience. 2nd shift. 2. Electrical/Controls Engineer - BSEE or equivalent technical degree required. Candidate must be computer literate with knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft office products, must have advanced knowledge of PLC programming/software, working knowledge of HMI software, experience with Allen-Bradley PLC controls, and experience with RS logix 5000 programming. Shift flexible, but mainly 1st shift. 3. Chemist/Senior Chemist - Bachelor’s degree at a minimum and would prefer 10+ years experience. Salary range is $55,000 and above, but would be dependent on experience. 1st shift. 4. Lab Tech - Entry level, but would need experience in a Chemistry or Biology laboratory setting. Would prefer a Bachelor’s degree in science-related study, but will accept candidate with combination of education and study. Pay rate starts out at $13/hr. 2nd shift position (3:30pm-1am Monday through Thursday)

Please send your resume to


We are currently accepting applications for an immediate opening for a Tool & Die Maker. Pro Resources offers medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits. Listed below are the specific qualifications for the job: • Single and multiple stage progressive dies • Prior experience working with large stamping dies • Perform style change, as needed • Able to lift 50 lbs. • No felony convictions • Must be able to work overtime, as needed • Solid work history • Journey card or technology training is preferred • Must complete pre-employed drug screen




I will OFFER FOR SALE at PUBLIC AUCTION the following PERSONAL PROPERTY LOCATED North of Swayzee, IN. on State Rd. #13 North to Co. Rd. 100 So., Thence Left or West 1 ¾ mile to Co. Rd. 975 W., turn Right or North on 975W & go ½ Mile. WATCH FOR GAUNTT SITE SIGNS ON:

* * 2008 CASE IH STEIGER #385 4X4 with GPS, Auto Steer, Auto Trac, Luxury Cab, 710/70 R-42 Dual Tires, Full Weights, H.D. Hitch & only 640 hrs. S/N 28F109267. SHOW ROOM SHARP! * * 2008 CASE IH MAGNUM#275 MFWD with Auto Steer, Luxury Cab, 80R 46 Duals, 380/85R34 Duals w/Spacers, Fully Weighted & 990 hrs. S/N 27R206872 VERY SHARP! * * 2004 MXM #120 with deluxe Cab, Full Weights, Low Hrs. 18.4x38 Tires. NICE! * * 2011 CASE IH #5088 COMBINE with GPS, Auto Steer, Auto Trac Equipped, Luxury Leather Cab, Chopper/Spreader, Lg. Grain Tank, 30.5/32 Tires. 260 Hours. LIKE NEW – SHOW ROOM SHARP W/VERY LOW HOURS! * * 2011 CASE IH #3020 – 30 FT. GRAIN HEAD, Pick-up Reel, Fully Equipped, 100 hrs. and VERY SHARP! * * 2009 CASE IH #3406 SIX 30” ROW CORN HEAD fully equipped. VERY NICE * * UNVERFERTH H.T.-30 HEADER CART.

! * * 2008 JOHN DEERE #4730 4X4 SPRAYER with GPS, Auto Steer, Auto Height Auto Row Shut-Off, NEW Narrow Tires (320/90 R46) 100 ft. Booms, Triple Nozzel Cluster. 490 hrs. and VERY, VERY SHARP!

" * * 2005 MACK CX613 SEMI-TRACTOR with Twin Screw, 10 Speed, Good Rubber, Alum Wheels, Chrome Bumper, Good Paint, NICE CLEAN TRUCK. (VIN # 1M1AEO6YX5N021340) 420k Miles. Day Cab and Green in Color. * * 2004 INT. 9200I SEMI-TRACTOR with Twin Screw, Good Rubber, Chrome Bumper, Alum. Wheels, Blue in Color, Day Cab. NICE CLEAN TRUCK (VIN # 2HSCEAHR74CO19934) 410k Miles. * * 1989 GMC BRIGADIER TRUCK with Cat Engine, Twin Screw, 20 ft. all Steel Bed, H.D. Hoist, Good Rubber, White in Color. NICE. * * 2009 TIMPTE HOPPER BOTTOM GRAIN TRAILER, Electric Auto Tarp, Auto Open/Close, Fully Equipped and LOOKS LIKE NEW! * * 2002 TIMPTE HOPPER BOTTOM GRAIN TRAILER, Electric Auto Tarp, Auto Open/Close, Fully Equipped and VERY SHARP! * * 2011 NEW BALZER #7500 MAGNUM TANK W/ TOP FILL & EITHER SIDE FILL, NEW HEAVY DUTY YETTER NO-TILL AVENGER PLOW DOWN. 30.5/30 DIAMOND KNOBB TIRES W/ STEERABLE AXLES. TANK CAPACITY 7500 GALLON. TANK & PLOW DOWN NEVER USED. UNIT LOOKS LIKE NEW & VERY SHARP! * * 1995 #1840 CASE SKID STEER w/Safety Cage, Material Bucket, 623 Hours. Has been shedded and looks NICE. * * H.D. NOMANCO TANDEM-AXLE TRAILER with Ramps. VERY NICE! * * CLARK FORK LIFT w/ Forks and in Good Condition. * * 2008 FRIESEN #240 SEED TENDER w/Tandem Axle, Unload from either Side with Honda Engine. VERY NICE! CASE IH #730C DISK-RIPPER, 7 Shank w/Lead Shanks, Disc Levelers & LIKE NEW; INT. #490, 20 ft. Fold Wheel Disc; CASE IH #200 TIGERMATE FIELD CULTIVATOR, 36 ft. w/ “C” Shank Oscillating axles & Knock-Off Shovels NICE; CASE IH 37 FT. CRUMBLER. LIKE NEW! JOHN DEERE #1790 SPLIT ROW 12/24 PLANTER fully equipped w/auto Shut-Off and JOHN DEERE RECEIVER Included. LIKE NEW! YR. 2011 KSI 8 INCH TUBE BELT CONVEYOR W/HONDA ENGINE; UNVERFERTH #120 BELT CONVEYOR w/Hyd. drive & Honda Engine; Pull Type Field Sprayer w/Booms; MAYRATH 10 INCH AUGER 75 FT. w/Swing-Away H.D. Transport Low Profile Hopper, PTO/HYD. NICE! BRENT #880 GRAIN CART W/Corner Unload, Wiggle Spout, Roll Tarp, 30.5L 32 Diamond Tread Tires. VERY SHARP! RHINO H.D. #800 GRADER BLADE, Adjustable & 3 pt. – LIKE NEW! JOHN DEERE 8 FT. ROTARY MOWER w/3 pt. Hitch, Gauge Wheels & three Blades – NICE! Two Flat Bed Wagons; Two 750 gal. Snyder Poly Tanks. CHROME, DIAMOND PLATE, WEATHER PROOF TRUCK TOOL BOX; 110 Gallon pick-up Fuel Tank w/Elect. Pump; Portable, Twin Piston, Air Compressor – NICE; CRAFTSMAN TRIPLE STACK TOOL CHEST W/ LOTS OF STORAGE & ON CASTORS; ½” Air Impact; Crow Bars; Elect. Splicer/Cutter; Allen Wrench Index Set in Case; Drill Bits; Vice Grips all sizes; Crescent Wrenches, Pipe Wrenches, Elect. Drill; Craftsman Open End Wrenches w/Boxed Ratchet Ends; Punch Set; Hammers; Craftsman ¾ & ½ Ratchets; GEAR PULLERS; Air Sanders; H.D. ½” Drill; Trouble Lights; 4” Hand Grinder; 2 ft. Level; HUSKY TRAVEL SPOT LIGHT; LOG CHAINS all sizes; 20 Ton Bottle Jack; LINCOLN RECHARGEABLE GREASE GUN; PARTIAL FULL 55 GAL. DRUM OF ROTELLA OIL W/ PUMP; Echo Chain Saw; New Manual Post Hole Digger; Sure-Lock Tarp Roller; 1 Ton Come-a-Long; 1 Ton Chain Hoist; Imp. Tires; Miter Saw and Table Saw.

I.D. & Bank Approval Letter

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Please call or email your resume to Kristi Thomas at: (260) 356-6264 or

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December 28, 2011

‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $7.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday

Employment PART TIME Filing Position, approx. 20-30 hours, flexible schedule, must be dependable, Send Resume to : P.O. Box 703, Wabash, IN 46992

GRAPHIC ARTIST/PAGE Layout: Applicants should have knowledge of Macintosh computers, while possessing good typing, spelling, and design skills. Experience with Quark-Xpress, Photoshop, Ad make up , and newspaper page pagination preferred. Please send responses to box 128 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

Lawn & Garden


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Snapper 42” w/hydro automatic drive, asking $695, buy in the spring price will go up $300-$400 more, 260-568-1018

SATURDAY JANUARY 7, 2012 11:30 A.M. Location: North of Swayzee on SR 13N to CR100S, thence west 1 3/4 mile to CR975W, turn right or north on 975W, go 1/2 mile. Watch for Gauntt site signs. Articles: Tractors, combine, self-propelled sprayer, semi’s, trailers, tandem truck, liquid spreader, skid loader, seen tender, farm equipment, shop tools. Owner: Claudia Clouser. Auctioneer: Phillip L. Gauntt & Associates, Real Estate & Auctioneering, Inc.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISORS NEEDED We have several local and surrounding county manufacturing companies that are seeking candidates for Production Supervisor. Need to have at least 1-3 years prior production supervision in manufacturing and fabrication environment. Ability to develop an organization through proven leadership, supervising, coaching, and mentoring. Excellent communication and problem solving skills. Experience in Quality control, Safety Standards, and Inventory control measures. These positions are all long term career opportunities. Pay is based on experience.

$7,900 Very Low Miles, Well Maintained! Stock # K120U

$22,900 Leather, Loaded, Luxury! Black! Stock # L13A

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 MONDAY JANUARY, 2, 2012 9:00 A.M. Location: Take SR 114 west fro N. Manchester to CR200W, then go north, or take SR14 east from Silver Lake to Co. Farm Rd. & go south. Articles: Payloader, tractors, combines, parts, vehicles, ATV, welder, tools, livestock equip., guns, large assortment of farm equipment. Owner: Various. Auctioneer: Metzger Auctioneers & Appraisers. 260-568-1018.

Articles For Sale

Please send your resume to Pro Resources Staff ing 317 Hauenstein Rd. Suite 104, Huntington, IN 46750 or email to:

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 7545

FOR SALE: Golf clubs, CCI Nike irons w-4 & A club, reg. graphite shaft, new Wine grips, sold new for $600, will sell for $150; treadmill; stationary bike; stair stepper; Nordic Track; weight bench & weights, $200 or $50 each, 260563-5167.

SEASONED FIREWOOD, 260-563-2256 OR 260571-9478.

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

$12,900 Leather, Loaded, Like New! Stock # K123J

$18,995 Hybrid, All Power, 13,500 Miles Stock # K15P

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156

$125 QUEEN PILLOWTOP Mattress Set. NEW in Plastic, Can Deliver (260)493-0805

TODDLER MATTRESS, excellent condition, $20. 260-571-4420. OUR TREE ripened fruit is here: oranges, $16.50; grapefruit, $15.50 approx. 40lb. boxes; muck boots (best prices around); Mickey Mouse boots, $59.95. Graber’s Welding, 260-723-4172 ext. 1, 1 mile east of old Dexter Axle, 2 1/2 miles north of 114 on 850W.

A BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, $225, Still in Factory Plastic (260)493-0805. $350 CHERRY Sleigh Bed, NEW, Solid Wood w/NEW PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, un-opened, (260)493-0805.

Take SR 114 west from N. Manchester, IN to CR 200 W. then go north. OR take SR 14 east from Silver Lake to Co. Farm Rd. and go south.


(30+) TRACTORS inc.: 1992 John Deere 4760 MFWD. 5,667 Hrs., weights, 3 pt., pto, auto steer capable, radar, 3 scvs + additional one for planter, return to sump, Front tires 14.9R30, Rear Tires 18.4R42, one owner, SHARP!; Case W-26 payloader; Case 580C backhoe w/ 4 in 1 bucket & extend-a-hoe; IH 966 cab tractor w/ 3400 hrs; Ford 2000 w/ ps; 20.8x38 radial duals (75%); JD 420 utility tractor, gas w/ 3 pt.; 1950 Moline Z tractor; Farmall 140 Tractor; Case 1830 Skidsteer loader; AC B (stuck motor); COMBINES: JD 7700, 4400 & 3300 combines; TIRES, ATTACHMENT & PARTS: large assort. of suitcase & wheel weights; 13.6X38 tires & rims; NEW Goodyear 18.4x38 radials; 13.6X28 tires; Wide front for Farmall C or super C; Wide front for JD 4020 (OR); 36” and 48” Bobcat forks; Lowe Bobcat post hole auger (new); 60” Bobcat bucket (new); New Case 60” bucket; 66” Bobcat bucket; Farmall H & M fenders; Misc Farmall parts;


1989 White/Gmc semi, 350hp Cummins, spring ride, alum. rims, Tires 24.5, 9 Sp., stainless half fenders, Alum. tanks, New rubber; New hydraulic dump trailer; 1998 Yamaha Grizzly 600 4x4 , new tires; 1969 Ford pickup; utility trailers; 1986 Starcraft 14’ Jon boat, 25 hp. Mercury, elec. Start, trailer & cover; Lincoln welder/generator on trailer; 2006 Cub Cadet 4210 garden tractor; JD 5 wheeler; generators; snow blower; 20’ Clay silo unloader; digital hog scale; 6” power corner for 30’ grain bin; roller mill; power & hand tools; 3 ph. Air comp.; irrigation pipe; feeders; cattle bunks; gates; bulk bins; hay & straw; 50+ GUNS inc: Ithaca 20 ga. DB; Rem. 522 Viper w/ scope; H&R Topper 48 .410 SS; Rem. 1100 12 ga.; Hamilton O27 .22; Rem. 700 .22-250 BDL w/ scope; Moss. .22; Win. Md. 12 12 ga. Pump; H&R 12 ga.; Higgens .22; Chinese .22 training rifle; Knight 50 cal. BP; Hamilton .22 Bicycle rifle;


2000 Bestway 1600 gallon, 90' boom, Raven Control, 5 sections, rinse tank, chemical inductor, hydraulic pump, only has had 5 years of use ; 2004 John Deere 1690 CCS grain drill, 32 Row, 15" Electronic Population Control, Computrac 350, Hydraulic Downpressure, Fill Lights JD 7000 4-36 planter dry fert.; 10”x 61’ Mayrath swing away auger; NH 255 rake tedder; NH 519 manure spreader; New Holland 496 haybine; JD 5 bttm. Plow; JD wheel disk; tillage equipment; gravity wagons; gravity beds; field culitivators; 20’ JD harrow on cart; grader blades; rotary mowers; feed grinder; header cart; 3 pt. hydraulic hitch; hydraulic hog trailer; 3 pt. hog carrier; 12’ grain conveyor; pr. of saddle tanks; steel wheeled grain drill; hay equipment; All items sold “AS IS”. Cash, Check, Mastercard or Visa (Credit Card subject to 3% convenience fee). 7% IN Sales tax.

Chad Metzger, CAI AU10200057

December 28, 2011


‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $7.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday




BANKRUPTCY: Free initial client conference. Discharge all or most consumer debt. Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 relief available...we can save your home. Zimmerman Law Office, PC, Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill St., Wabash, 260-5632178.

WANTED: CARPENTER, 260-563-0107.

WANTED: MOWER conditioner, prefer John Deere or New Holland, must be in good condition, call 260307-6060.

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WABASH 2-WAY Radio: police scanners, CB’s, base station, repeaters, GPS systems & repair. Computer Repair. Also buying laptops, computer towers, i-pods & other electronic devices, 235 Southwood Dr., 260-5635564.

$15,900 Heated Leather, All Power, Low Miles Stock # J127P

ANTIQUES WANTED: Coins, Watches, Jewelry, Furniture, Military (esp. WWII), Rail Road, Boy Scout, Native American Items, Quilts, Pottery, Old Lights, Guns, Knives, Signs, Paintings & Pre1970 Clothing. Call 260569-1865. I MAY PAY MORE!

$17,995 AWD! Red, Super Low Miles! Alloy Wheels Stock # J15D

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156


1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 PERSONAL INJURY: Free initial client conference, no recovery, no fee, contingent fee agreement available, over 20 years of experience. Zimmerman Law Office, PC, Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill St., Wabash, 260-5632178. TWO GALS willing to do odds & ends jobs, 260563-0107. PAYING CASH for old fishing tackle (lures, reels, rods & tackle boxes), call 260-740-7546 or 260-2739207.

THE PAMPERED Pup: grooming small dogs, boarding in a homelike setting & seasonal photos. Call 260-563-5985. TIGER SHOVELNOSE catfish for freshwater aquarium for sale, 20 in. long. Call 765-506-4751

NICE 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apartments in Wabash. One of each available, deposit & references, 765-506-6248.

$20,900 V6, 4X4, All Power, Alloy Wheels, Great Value! 35,365 Miles Stock # I116P

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 WANTED: RUNNING gears for hay wagon or good condition hay wagon, needs to be in good shape, call 260-307-6060.

For Rent 1 BDRM apt., newly remodeled, move in ready, all appliances furnished, utilities-except electric furnished, no pets, 260-3486938.

Downtown Apartments All utilities & Cable Included



FOR RENT: 2 bdrm, well maintained 1 story home, near the college on Wayne St., large side/rear fenced yard, off street parking, 1 car detached garage. Elden Yohe, 800-5638366, M-F 9-12 or res. 260-563-1976.


Several to Choose from! V6, Stow-N-Go Seating, All Power Or Choose From Several Dodge Caravans

$17,495 4X4, All Power, V6, 48,190 Miles Stock # 131J

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156

1 BDRM house in the country for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrigerator provided, monthly rent plus utilities and deposit, references, call 260-571-1892. 3 BDRM, 2 bath, utility room, family room, storage bldg., off street parking, references, lease & deposit required, $125/wk., 260571-7294 or 260-5637294. FOR SALE or Rent: 3 bdrm, gas heat, C/A, washer/dryer included, overlooking Paradise Springs, $22,000 to purchase or $400/mo. rent w/$200 deposit, 351 E. Main St., no pets, references required, you pay all utilities, 260-563-2392. VERY NICE ONE STORY 2 BDRM DUPLEX, quiet neighborhood, lawn mowing & snow removal provided, large yard, all electric, no pets, references, $485/mo., $400 deposit. Available January 1, call 260-571-1007. RANCH HOME, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, laundry room, large living room, kitchen, garage, no smoking, no pets, $550/mo., $550 deposit plus utilities, references, 1 yr. lease, 260563-7691. 2 BDRM duplexes available, 260-563-7743.



‘the paper’ Tuesday or Wednesday

Available Routes LaFontaine 1 & 2 Motor Routes Lagro Motor Routes Wabash City 2 Routes (Southside) North Manchester 2 Walk Routes Between Market & East Street North of 7th Street.

‘the paper’ Jct. 13 & 24 • Wabash • 260-563-8326

WANTED! Buying Junk


CARS TRUCKS VANS and will haul away

V8, All Power, Adjustable Pedals, White, Alloy Wheels Stock # K12U

junk farm machinery.

Call Larry at

(260) 571-2801

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 NICE CLEAN 1 bdrm apt. for rent, stove & refrigerator provided, rent paid by the month or week & deposit, references required. Call 260-5711892.



Mobile Homes




Single & Sectional Homes New & Used 3 Miles South of Wabash

260-563-8078 “Family Owned & Operated” Over 38 Years in Business


1999 Sectional Home

28x60, 1456 s.f., Great Room, 3 BR, 2 BA, $37,900 Set up in park near Wabash.

260-571-4042 or 260-377-9265

Electrical • Plumbing General Contracting Decks • Fences

JANEWAY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Home: 765-833-2025 Cell: 765-226-0661 DUMP TRUCK SERVICE Haul It In or Away

Yo u n g p r o f e s s i o n a l c o u p l e wit h 1 c h ild and dog relocating to Wabash. Needing a 2-3 bdrm. home, preferably in the city, with a washer/dryer hook-up. 1yr. lease

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156


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DUPLEX FOR Rent: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, private entrance, stove & refrigerator included, $125/wk. plus utilities. Reference, lease & deposit required, 260-5717294 or 260-563-7294.



OFFICE MANGER 33 year old company has opening for an Office Manager. If you can supervise office personnel, are good with customers and salespeople, have good computer skills in QuickBooks, and are dependable and willing to learn; you can expect excellent starting salary, insurance, paid holidays and paid vacations.

Send detailed resume to: President P.O. Box 525 Wabash, IN 46992

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1929 Vernon St. • Wabash, IN 46992 NOW AVAILABLE Upstairs 1 Bedroom Apartments. Stove, Refrigerator, A/C. Rent $345. Downstairs 1 Bedroom Apartment. Stove, Refrigerator, A/C, Rent $350.

Call (260) 563-5394 For Hearing Impaired Only Call TDD 1-800-743-3333 8668

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