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City prepares to demolish unsafe Downtown building Mayor determines Hipskind building to be an emergency situation. by Danielle Swan DSmith @thepaperofwabash.com

At the Jan. 26 emergency meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety, the mayor declared the Hipskind building, located at the corner of South Wabash and Canal streets, to be an emergency situation. Kevin Hipskind was the owner of the building until 2010, when it was purchased in a tax sale by Wabash Marketplace, the group dedicated to revitalizing Wabash’s downtown district. Upon purchase of the building, Wabash Marketplace hired an engineer to perform a study on the building to determine its state and the processes that would be required to rehabilitate it. The results of that study were delivered to Wabash City Mayor R o b e r t Vanlandingham on

the morning of Jan. 23. “After looking very briefly, it was determined that the building is not in very good shape, to say the l e a s t , ” Vanlandingham said. Another meeting was held that afternoon, and the mayor learned more about the deteriorated state of the building. “The building has deteriorated so much in the last two years that this engineer did not feel comfortable in rehabilitating the building,” he said. The engineers informed the mayor that they felt certain that 10 inches of snow would collapse the building. “It’s not out of the realm of possibility in the state of Indiana that you could have a 10-inch snow and you might not know you’re going to have a 10-inch snow until the very last minute,” said City Attorney Doug Lehman. M a y o r Va n l a n d i n g h a m

AFTER STANDING FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS at the corner of Canal and South Wabash streets, the Hipskind building will be demolished. The building is so unstable, the mayor deemed it an emergency situation. The City of Wabash is working quickly to alleviate the danger by hiring engineers to shore up the building in preparation for demolition. (photo by Danielle Swan) immediately ordered that the building be cordoned off and

directed employees of the city, including police and fire person-

Wabash County United Fund Board of Directors announces new executive director Deborah VanMeter is the new executive director of the Wabash County United Fund, announced Jan Roland, Wabash County United Fund board president. The Wabash County United Fund’s mission is to provide necessary financial and human resources to support qualified organizations in their efforts to enhance the quality of life for any and all of the residents of Wabash County. The United Fund focuses on three main objectives for selecting programs to receive funding; Income/financial stability, Health/healthy living, and Education. In her new role, VanMeter will be responsible for coordinating the annual fundraising campaign as well as working to ensure that the United Fund accom-

plishes its mission. Roland said in announcing the appointment, “Christine Flohr was a great executive director for us. She set the bar high. Deborah VanMeter will be able to continue at that level and raise that to an even higher level of community involvement and community awareness for the United Fund.” She continued, “Deborah has a passion for helping people. The United Fund is a perfect match for her passion and our programs. We are pleased she agreed to take our position.” Roland added that the hiring of VanMeter followed an extensive search that included interviewing nine candidates to determine the best fit for the organization. VanMeter is a graduate of

Huntington University with a degree in business administration. She has also completed leadership training through the Huntington University Center for Leadership and graduated from the Huntington County Leadership Academy. VanMeter previously worked as an admissions consultant for the Huntington University Excel Program for Adults. When asked about her new position, VanMeter responded, “I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the United Fund and the programs that improve the quality of life for people in my community.” VanMeter began at the Wabash County United Fund on Jan. 23.

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nel, to avoid entering the building. He later asked the superintendent of Wabash City Schools to divert bus routes from the corner. At the Jan. 26 meeting, Greg Metz, Board of Public Works and Safety, fully explained the cause of the rapid deterioration of the structure. “There was a pretty significant renovation in the 60’s or 70’s,” he explained. “They did a couple of things to the exterior walls as far as changing of windows and it was not done properly and it weakened the structure of the building itself. “Not only that, but they actually changed the direction of the roof, which changed the walls that end up bearing the weight of the roof. So the bottom line is: that roof, which is now a flat roof, which originally was not, is carrying

weight in a way that it was never intended to when it was built. So while some people might think that building has stood for a hundred and some years, it sounds like we’re pretty lucky that it didn’t fall down a couple years ago.” The engineer informed the board that in his 20 years of experience, he’s only found five buildings that he considered so dangerous and not worth the effort of rehabilitation. Although Wabash Marketplace purchased the building in a tax sale, they have not yet claimed the deed, so Hipskind is still the record owner of the property. Marketplace had, however, applied for a grant for the rehabilitation of the building, but will not know if they will receive that grant until the beginning of April. The board feels that it is a

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risk to leave the building standing for another two months. “It’s possible it could go another couple of years without falling down, the only thing is if it goes and there’s traffic on that street, you’re putting lives at risk and I don’t think this board wants to do that,” Lehman said. “It is better, here, to err on the side of caution and take immediate action.” Before being demolished, the building will have to be secured, or shored up, which is estimated to cost between $3,500 and $10,000. “The shoring up is necessary in order to be able to demolish it with the least amount of adverse consequences to the surrounding properties,” Lehman explained. “It’s not a situation where you can just go in with a wrecking (continued on page 15)

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Risher named to Coastal Carolina University Dean’s List A former Wabash County resident, Tiffiany R. Risher, was named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2011 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average, while enrolled full time. Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just

minutes from Myrtle Beach, S.C. CCU offers baccalaureate programs in 54 major fields of study, including acclaimed programs in marine science, resort tourism and professional golf management. Graduate programs include an MBA as well as master’s degrees in education, writing and coastal marine and wetland studies. Nearly 9,000 CCU students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty,

and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction fueled by more than 100 student clubs and organizations. The University’s many international partnerships make it possible for students to study in places such as Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, France, Germany, Japan and Spain.

FFW Corporation announces earnings for the quarter and year to date ended Dec. 31, 2011

FFW Corporation, parent corporation of Crossroads Bank, announced earnings for the quarter and year to date ended Dec. 31, 2011. For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2011, the Corporation reported net income of $708,000 or $.53 per common share compared to $800,000 or $.61 per common share for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010. The net interest margin for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2011, was $2,454,000 compared to $2,419,000 for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010. The provision for loan losses decreased from $370,000 for the period ended Dec. 31, 2010, to $300,000 for the period ended Dec. 31, 2011. Total noninterest income was $824,000 for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2011, and $996,000 for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010. Noninterest expense was $2,026,000 for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2011, and $1,950,000 for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010. For the six months

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Legislation to clarify Indiana’s Self-Defense Law approved by Senate lawmakers Senate lawmakers approved legislation co-authored by Sen. Jim Banks (RColumbia City) reaffirming Hoosiers’ right to resist the unlawful entry by law enforcement officers into their homes. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a 45-5 vote and moves to the House for further action. “A man or woman’s home is their castle,” Banks said. “This legislation should give people comfort knowing that it helps protect private property against unlawful intrusion.” SB 1, authored by Sen. Mike Young (RIndianapolis), permits a homeowner to use reasonable force in resisting a police officer’s unlawful entry into a dwelling if that homeowner does not have actual knowledge that the person is, in fact, an officer or if the officer is not engaged in official duty. The legislation notes that, even

then, violent force should not be used to prevent the unlawful entry unless there is no other adequate alternative. This legislation does not allow homeowners to resist if a police officer enters in cases of: - Invitation from at least one resident, unless one or more other adult residents object - Hot pursuit - Pursuit of a criminal committing or escaping after the commission of a crime - Possession of a warrant Banks said SB 1 is an effort to address

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JA benefits from state Walmart Foundation Local youth will learn how to be more financially knowledgeable due to a grant the Walmart Foundation presented to Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern Indiana. The grant will support JA offices throughout the state as they deliver financial literacy programs specifically targeted at middle and high school students. Across Indiana, JA will serve more than 133,443 youth through an investment exceeding $5 million and more than 8,900 JA volunteers will mentor these students. Locally, Junior

Achievement serving Wabash County will receive $729.57 from the state grant of $40,000. Provided in a safe school environment, JA helps prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to: - generate wealth and effectively manage it - prepare and live within a personal family budget - avoid a credit crisis - and save for the future. Board president Danielle Miller said JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and “how it applies in the real world. This enhances the relevance of their

classroom learning and increases their understanding of the value of staying in school.” The $40,000 grant, which benefits the entire state, was the result of an appeal from JA of Northern Indiana on behalf of the JA operations throughout the Indiana to the Walmart State Giving program. “There’s an old saying - Think globally but act locally. That’s Walmart’s philosophy in helping the communities in which we do business and our associates live,” said John Wolf, Walmart market manager for the Fort Wayne area. “A few years ago, the Walmart Foundation recognized it must find out what local

communities need to thrive and improve the lives of their friends and neighbors.” To do that, he said, the Foundation created the State Giving Program. The State Giving Program asks not-for-profit organizations in communities as Fort Wayne to submit requests, which are then reviewed by local area Walmart associates. In Indiana, Walmart operates 125 facilities employing 37,649 associates. In 2010, Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $25.6 million in cash and inkind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve Indiana.

Through additional funds donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam’s Club associates throughout the state, the retailer’s contributions in Indiana totaled more than $28.2 million. Walmart collected on behalf of the state of Indiana more than $336.3 million in sales taxes in FYE 2011. Walmart paid more than $66.4 million in state and local taxes in the state of Indiana in FYE 2011. In FYE 2011, Walmart spent $1,759,470,960.00 for merchandise and services with 1,209 suppliers in the state of Indiana. As a result of Walmart’s relationship with these suppliers, Walmart supports 73,271 supplier jobs in the state of Indiana.

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McKillip Farms named Red Gold Master Grower

McKillip Farms of Wabash was honored as a Red Gold Master Grower at Red Gold’s recent Grower’s Banquet held in Indianapolis, and was in conjunction with Purdue University’s H o r t i c u l t u r e Congress. Nate Gage, Ryan Stout and Lennie Stout received their second Master Grower Award and were presented with Red Gold watches and a year plate to hang on their Master Grower plaque.

The Master Grower Award is given away each year to recipients who have distinguished themselves from others by delivering quality production, and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership. All growers for Red Gold have had training on employee safety, human resources and mitigating soil compaction. As tomato growers for Red Gold, McKillip Farms has excelled in stewardship practices

on their farm and participated in the Red Gold IPM program. This year’s production from McKillip Farms would account for almost 13 million cans of Red Gold whole, diced, stewed and specialty tomato products. Red Gold is the leading tomato processor in the Midwest and specializes in high quality tomato products for markets in all 48 continental states and many foreign countries.

Scott, James and David Rice, Wanatah, were recognized as Red Gold’s Grower of the Year by receiving the coveted E. A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award. The Reichart family was pleased to present the award to the Rices before the group of nearly 200, consisting of growers and their families and Red Gold employees in attendance.

LIFE Center receives $2,500 for outreach and supplies through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

An unexpected pregnancy isn’t easy. LIFE Center is a clinic that helps women prepare for unexpected pregnancies and cope with their lifechanging effects. LIFE Center received the $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The donations are made available through the Monsanto Fund. Through the program, winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Fred Hoover of Hoover Family Dairy Enterprise in Wabash has been selected as a winner in the program, and he designated the $2,500 to LIFE Center of Wabash County. “We will use this donation to continue our outreach to women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant,� said Cheryl Meyer, executive director of the LIFE Center. “It will allow us to buy more pregnancy tests, prenatal vitamins, diapers and other supplies.� Grow Communities was created to benefit nonprofit community groups such as LIFE Center that are important to America’s farmers. For Fred Hoover in Wabash County, the opportunity to help grow his community became a reality when he was selected as a Grow Communities winner during the second

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MY PIZZA (MY WAY), 647 E. Main St., Peru, formerly East of Chicago, originally opened in 2005, and was taken over by Ed Stuber and his family in May 2011. Stuber was retired from Delphi, and had always wanted to own his own business. He purchased the restaurant as something to fill his time. Stuber is pictured with a longtime, loyal employee of My Pizza (My Way), Lisa. What makes My Pizza (My Way) unique is the fact that is one of the only full buffets in Peru, offering everything from salads to hot dogs to pizzas. The buffet runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., every day. Customers who order from the menu may choose from pizza, sub sandwiches, pastas, salads, nachos and a variety of sides. My Pizza (My Way) is open for delivery, dine-in or carry-out from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., every day, and can be reached at 765-473-3142. (photo by Danielle Swan)

Wabash Valley Music Association welcomes the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to Wabash on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. Guest conductor Rossen Milanov, and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili will lead the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as they present a performance featuring Shostakovich Festive Overture, Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije Suite, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto #2. A pre-performance discussion with conductor Rossen Milanov will take place in the Honeywell Center’s Nixon Room at 5 p.m. Conductor Rossen Milanov, music director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, studied conducting at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Duquesne University and the Bulgarian National Academy of Music. He has received the Award for Extraordinary Contribution to

Bulgarian Culture, awarded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, and was Bulgaria’s Musician of the Year in 2005. He makes debuts this season with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de São Paulo, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and with Opernhaus Zurich conducting Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. She is a prize winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, was distinguished as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2009 and was invited to collaborate with the BBC orchestras during the 20092010 and 2010-2011 seasons. Khatia has appeared with many of the world’s best orchestras, including The P h i l a d e l p h i a Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the St.

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Challenging Heights founder to speak at area churches

James Kofi Annan, founder and executive director of Challenging Heights, a non-profit organization in Ghana, West Africa. that rescues, rehabilitates, educates, and protects child victims, will be in North Manchester on Feb. 5 to share about modern day child slavery at several area churches and also at a “Super Sunday Community Service” at 5 p.m. Kofi Annan is uniquely qualified for this position as he himself is a survivor of child slavery. He North Manchester was worked as a child slave generous enough to from the age of 6 to 13, provide bakery cookies before finally liberatfor the morning at a ing himself. At 14, deeply discounted rate. James couldn’t read or The Rotary Club of write, but taught himNorth Manchester will self to read, worked also lend a hand to every day to pay for serve cookies and hot school, and broke beverages inside the records on standardized exams. After gradTimbercrest lobby. This will be a fun uating from college, James rose to become a time for all ages and is manager at Barclays, an excellent opportuni- one of the world’s ty to get out of the largest banks. house during a In 2007, he resigned depressing time in win- from Barclays in order ter. Plan to come out to fully devote himself and support the North to promoting the misManchester communi- sion of Challenging ty on Feb. 11 from 9 Heights. Initially funda.m. to noon on the ed from his personal Timbercrest front earnings, the organization has been providlawn.

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ing education and rehabilitation to children rescued by Challenging Heights, as well those at risk of being trafficked. A powerful and inspiring speaker, James has become an internationally recognized leader against slavery. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and has appeared on CNN. Last year, North Manchester’s Sarah Morbitzer moved to Ghana to volunteer at the Challenging Heights School. In 2011, Challenging Heights’ School saw over 500 students enrolled, and continues to support over 1,300 children and their parents through the myriad other programs it offers. The organization has supported nearly 10,000 atrisk children to-date in educational settings and rescued more than 200 children from slavery. The efforts of Challenging Heights have not only resulted in the reduction of child trafficking in the region, but also dramatically increased the enrollment and retention rates of local schools, through multilateral partnerships. James will be sharing at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren at 8:30 a.m., at First Brethren Church at 9:15 a.m. and at Victory Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. He will then be speaking at a special “Super Sunday Community Service” at 5 p.m. at Missionary Church. Public is invited to all of the services. For further information, contact Victory Christian Fellowship at 260-982-8357 or Victory Bookstore at 260-982-8317. Also, see w w w. c h a l l e n g ingheights.org.


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PENGUIN POINT FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, INC., based out of Warsaw, held it’s annual gift card sales contest in December. Out of the 13 locations, the top sales store was Wabash. Out of over 200 associates involved, the top sales individual was Cathy Staggs, also from Wabash. The store received a traveling plaque to display the honors for the year. Staggs received a new Kindle Fire, $50 and a personalized plaque for her achievement. Pictured are: (from left) Division Manager David K. Meier, Cathy Staggs and Store Manager Carla Olinger. (photo provided)

The JA Board of Directors of Greater Wabash is hosting their annual bowl-athon on Feb. 26, 1-3 p.m., at Cannonball Lanes. Teams of five may register for a small fee. The bowlers will bowl two games each. Each team member is urged to raise $70 in pledges, and will earn a t-shirt for doing so. Every team that reaches the $350 team goal will receive pizza and refreshments during the event as well. Registration is due to Tim Stiglich, Ford Meter Box, 775 Manchester Ave., Wabash, by Feb. 12.

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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently announced that the number of winter farmers markets is increasing. According to the updated National Farmers Market Directory, since 2010, the number of winter markets has increased 38 percent, from 886 to 1,225. These winter markets also account for nearly 17 percent of the nation’s 7,222 operating farmers markets (Note: The reported number of farmers markets has been updated since August 2011). “Consumers are looking for more ways to buy locally grown food throughout the year,” said Merrigan. “Through winter markets, American farmers are able to meet this need and bring in additional income to support their families and businesses.” Farmers markets operating at least once between November and March are considered winter farmers markets. The top 10 states for these markets are: New York, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Virginia and Michigan, The expanded adoption of hoop house technolo-

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EILEEN & FRIENDS, a handmade country gift shop, recently relocated to a 5,000 square foot space at 33 E. 6th St., Peru, which is double the size of their previous location. Owner Beth Rhoads rents booth space to over 60 artisans and crafters, who display their wares at Eileen & Friends. The business focuses on items that are handmade in the U.S. Some of the featured items include nearly 400 Gertie Goose outfits, jewelry, bridal bouquets, Americana items, Longaberger, primitives, wood furniture and much more. Many items are made personally by Rhoads. Watch for Eileen & Friends at the Wabash Farmers’ Market in 2012, or visit the store 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. (photo by Danielle Swan)

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Daryl J. Evans, North Manchester, has filed for re-election to the office of Wabash County Council At-Large. Evans cited his continued desire to practice conservative fiscal values while being a responsible steward of Wabash County taxpayers’ dollars as his motive to seek re-election. He proved to be very active in his first term, serving on

Region III - A E c o n o m i c Development Committee, E-911 Committee, Wabash County Job Classification Committee, Wabash County Tax A b a t e m e n t Committee, president of Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau and vice-chair of Wabash County United Fund. Evans sites reduced fund-

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LIFE Center have more, they can do more. In a ceremony held Jan. 18 at Fort Wayne Farm Show, Hoover got the chance to present LIFE Center with the $2,500 donation. In 1,245 eligible counties, farmers could win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local rural communities this year alone. In total, more than $207,500 has been donated to nonprofits in Indiana. Visit www.growcommunities.com to learn more about America’s Farmers Grow Communities. This program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities, in order to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. To view all of the winners, visit www.growcommunities.com.


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Wabash Marketplace installs new signage in Wabash

W a b a s h Marketplace, Inc. (WMI) announces the installation of a new wayfinding signage system in Downtown Wabash. Planning commenced many months ago by WMI, and the project has been realized after receiving the financial support of the City of Wabash and the Wabash County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The new signage system will be aesthetically attractive and aid tourists in Downtown Wabash. A project of this nature has been discussed for about 20 years, but with the tireless efforts of

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Indiana State University announces dean’s list Indiana State University (ISU) has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of 2011. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for the dean’s list at Indiana State. Area students making the Fall 2011 ISU dean’s list include Emma Persinger of A n d r e w s ; Kathleen Bitzel and Ronald Larrowe, both of Roann; and Tanner McCarty and Heather Slee, both of Wabash.

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70 percent of Indiana voters support law making workplaces, restaurants and bars smoke-free

Pending legislation, backed by Gov. Daniels, would protect the right to breathe clean air inside all workplaces. A new poll released finds that Hoosiers overwhelmingly support a law prohibiting smoking inside all workplaces. By a strong majority (70 percent to 27 percent), Indiana voters support a law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. This support comes from a broad-based coalition of voters across the state, including 73 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of Independents. “Voters know that secondhand smoke is a health hazard, and this poll shows that they want a strong

law protecting their right to breathe clean air,� said Danielle Patterson, co-chair of the Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air. “The Legislature should listen to the people of Indiana and Governor Daniels and act quickly to make all workplaces smoke-free.� The survey of 500 registered voters was released by the Indiana Campaign for Smoke-free Air, a coalition of health groups including the American Heart A s s o c i a t i o n , American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The survey also found among Indiana voters: - 85 percent believe that secondhand smoke is a health hazard, including 58 percent who say it is a serious health hazard

- 71 percent believe the right of employees and customers to breathe clean air in restaurants and bars is more important than the right of smokers to smoke and businesses owners to allow smoking - 84 percent feel all workers should be protected from exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace Hoosiers recognize the benefits of a smoke-free environment, saying that restaurants and bars would be healthier and more enjoyable if they were smoke-free. Nearly nine out of 10 voters (88 percent) believe that these places would be healthier, and 84 percent want to be able to enjoy Indiana’s restaurants and bars without smelling like smoke at the end of the evening.

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Family and friends create the Sarah Kaye Haupert Memorial Dance Scholarship in the Community Foundation of Wabash County

The Community Foundation of Wabash County is privileged to announce the creation of the Sarah Kaye Haupert Memorial Dance S c h o l a r s h i p Endowment. Sarah Kaye Haupert was a 2009 graduate of Northfield High School. Sarah, with her father in August 2011 was tragically killed in an automobile accident. The endowment has been established with memorial gifts from family and friends and will provide scholarships to keep alive Sarah’s passion for life and interest in dance. The scholarships will help individuals like Sarah, who demonstrate kindness, happiness, and a positive and independent “can do� mental attitude pursue a four-year degree. “I am grateful for the support from friends and family,� said Sarah’s mother, Marty Haupert.

“People have been generous and I am pleased that these gifts can be used to help others attend college.� According to Marty, Sarah was passionate about dance, having studied at the Playhouse Dance Studio since she was three years old. She was interested in many things. Sarah’s in-school activities were extensive and included Student Council, 4-H, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, cadet teaching, FFA, volleyball, track and the Norsettes Dance Team. Sarah also served as a youth leader at Faith Quest, Brethren Way of Christ. Passionate about youth and children, Sarah was in her junior year at Ball State University, pursuing a degree in elementary education at the time of the accident. The Haupert family and friends are currently in the process of planning a Murder

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Slee shares concerns for Roann residents Dear editor, I can think of many things I’d rather do than pay attention to anything of a political nature. However, since I love my freedom of choice, I pay attention to politics as I am able and try to address issues. If America doesn’t, the freedom of choice will be gone. Thanks to Sheila Rhoades for attending the last Roann Town Board Meeting, which I invited her to, as a concerned citizen. Her article was well done and timely, drawing attention to an issue which is

much larger than the just the local issue which was addressed. I will note, that the only correction I’d make, is that I am addressing the local issue more for others than myself, because I live in a trailer, with outside access to the crawl space. My privacy rights won’t be affected either way by this issue. But the issue does need to be examined in a future context, as well as the present. Roann’s water works operator wants to enter everyone’s home in order to search for the source

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of excess sewage water, the problem being perpetuated by a few, not everyone. That lacks probable cause and is a direct violation of the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 14th Amendments, some in part. The 4th Amendment castration is still in court, but there’s no way that a state court can make null and void a federal statute, unless we the people allow them to. The operator claims that it is the most economically feasible way to solve the problem of the average, daily sewage flow of 25,000 gallons per day spiking at 100,000 to 120,000 gallons per day during rain storms. It isn’t feasible to think that the bulk of the problem is coming from homes’ sump pumps being connected to sewer lines. There are 208 residences in Roann, including 1215 businesses. A former town clerk presented a figure of 50, on the high side, homes having a storm water drainage problem. That means that each of those 50

homes is pumping (on the average) 2,000 gallons per day into the sewer lines. Myself and others don’t think so. The problem needs to be resolved, and nobody would disagree. But not at the expense or infringing upon of the innocent. That is not how this country is founded. Not to mention the fact that other potential sources of the problem have not been thoroughly explored, some not at all.

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City prepares to demolish... Hammons shares political concerns continued from front page secured, or shored up, which is estimated to cost between $3,500 and $10,000. “The shoring up is necessary in order to be able to demolish it with the least amount of adverse consequences to the surrounding properties,” Lehman explained. “It’s not a situation where you can just go in with a wrecking ball and knock it down. It has to be shored up to do it properly and for the safety of the people doing the demolition.” The board reviewed the costs of rehabilitation versus demolition with the engineers. It was ultimately determined that rehabilitation would cost approximately $750,000, while total cost of demolition, including shoring up, was estimated around $100,000. The engineer

was of the opinion that the money to rehabilitate the building could be put to better use on other downtown structures. In order to demolish the building as expeditiously as possible, the Mayor declared it to be an emergency situation, which gives the City the ability to compare only two bids for the work. “The fact that we’ve got a major highway going along one side of the building and one of the major Downtown streets going along the other side of the building, and the fact that we have other businesses that can be impacted by this building collapsing, those reasons justify the city declaring this as an emergency,” Lehman said. At the Feb. 1 meeting of the board, the mayor expects to have

names of two engineering companies who could potentially perform the necessary work to shore up and demolish the building. “I’m all for historic preservation, I’m all for rehabilitating a building, but also the two words that I look at a lot of times and I really have to look at in this case are: “common sense,” Vanlandingham said. “Wabash Marketplace has done a tremendous job on historical preservation. We’ve got great facades; we’ve got some nicelooking buildings. Our Downtown is looking really good, but this is one I think we have to let go,” Va n l a n d i n g h a m and Lehman said it is too soon to speculate as to what will fill the vacant lot after the building is removed.

Dear editor, There’s a new book out by Andy Andrews called “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?”. Can you guess how that’s possible? The answer is the same for every question pertaining to destruction of anything, life, faith, marriage, our country, our economy, etc.: you lie to them. Take the president, hope and change, fundamental transformation. We wanted it to be better! How much better off, how much more hope do you have now!? Can you afford to fill your gas tank, buy groceries or get a good job? It only takes a second to glance into the eyes of those around us to see fear and desperation. The middle class is being destroyed despite the lies that anyone making over $200,000 will not see an increase in their taxes. We are being taxed and charged so much it’s impossible to keep up with it!

While trying to decide whether to buy medicine or groceries, have heat or a house, we are being destroyed by the deception of a man who dreams of being a supreme global dictator. Don’t be deceived if you’re on his side and vote him back in as you will only be useless tools to be disposed of like the rest of the country once he has power for four more years! Dick Lugar is Obama’s right hand man, yet he pretends to be for the people of Indiana and against Obama. The “news” is deceptive. The Occupy Movement is extremely deceptive, yet it is written up as being “good for our health”! I’m overwhelmed by the cloud of deception choking us to death! Especially when the intent of my letters has been to inform and encourage, only to hear that the President “means well” and the occupy

article was good. If I turned in a similar paper to an uniformed professor about “Why the Tea Party is Good for Our Health” I would surely get an el flunko! It’s tolerance gone mad! What makes sense about the chaos, lawlessness, hate of the rich, Jews and capitalism? While there is no tolerance for the Tea Party and everything good they stand for!? There’s tolerance for the one voice that says “I’m an atheist, don’t want to pray or read about God and I’m not comfortable around those who do!” But intolerance

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The State’s leading advocate for small business owners cheered loudly for the House’s decision on Jan. 25 to pass Rightto-Work legislation. “Among all of the issues on which we survey our members, they feel most strongly in favor of Right-toWork,” said NFIB State Director Barbara Quandt. “We’ve never had a response like the one we got back this year on that issue. More than 90 percent of our members believe that the bill adopted by the

Senate today will dramatically improve the state’s business climate.” She praised House leaders for supporting the bill, and she said members of the minority caucus deserve credit as well for returning to work, debating the issue and letting the measure proceed. “We know this was a tough vote for everyone, and we’re very pleased that today both sides did the right thing,” she said. According to the NFIB 2012 Ballot,

which gauges member support on key legislation, 90.47 percent of the state’s small business owners want Indiana to adopt the Right-toWork reform now being debated in Indianapolis. “Small business owners know better than all the experts and academics because they are the ones who have to sign the checks and tough it out in a difficult economy,” she said. “The state’s employers are sending a message and they need to

hear now in the House.” Under the bill, employees would no longer be forced to join unions and have their dues automatically deducted from their paychecks. “This is a matter of fairness for all workers and their small employers,” said Quandt. “A system that forces workers to join unions against their will, and which forces businesses to perform payroll administration for the unions, isn’t really fair.”

Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto to address C3 C3 attendees will have the pleasure of hearing Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto, graduate dean and associate professor of politics, Hillsdale College, explain progressives and the progressive movement at the Feb. 6 meeting to be held at the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ at 7 p.m. Dr. Pestritto teaches political philosophy, American political thought, and American politics. He holds the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution. He serves as a senior fellow of the College’s Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship as well as

a senior fellow of the Claremnt Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and is an academic fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Dr. Pestritto has published seven books, including Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism and A m e r i c a n Progressivism. Among his other books are an edited collection of Wilson’s speeches and writings, Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings; a three-book series on American political thought; and Founding the

Criminal Law: Punishment and Political Thought in the Origins of America. He has also served as a visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Pestritto has written widely in the public press on progressivism and the administrative state, including articles in the Wall Street Journal and the Claremont Review of Books. Currently in production, he has scholarly articles on Lincoln and the Progressive Movement, on the progressivism of

Social Gospel, on the democratic theory of Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, and on progressivism and property rights. His future research interests include finishing a book on the progressive origins of the modern administrative state. Dr. Pestritto earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University in 1996. Pro g ressivism, though frequently veiled, is the heart of the current debate on the future direction of this country. Understanding this movement will assist voters as they cast their votes this year.

Local Knights of Columbus to sponsor youth free throw championship All boys and girls, ages 10 to 14 as of Jan. 1, are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free T h r o w Championship. The local competition will be held on Feb. 4 at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the Wabash County YMCA. A registration table will be set up outside the YMCA gym, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Winners of the local competition will have the opportunity to participate in the district competition against winners from other area councils later the same after-

noon at 3 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state (or province) competitions. International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions. Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youth have participated in the contest. All contestants on

the local level are recognized for their participation. Winners are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For additional information, contact Andy Forthofer at 260563-8953. The local Knights of Columbus has donated thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to local charities. The local and state Knights of Columbus were major contributors in the effort to purchase a sonogram for use at the Wabash Life Center. The Knights of Columbus are firm believers that life be respected from con-

ception through natural death. With more than 1.7 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families and young people. In 2011, Knights of Columbus at all levels raised and donated more than $154 million to charitable needs and projects as well as volunteered more than 70 million hours of their time to charitable causes.


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Accidents Jan. 26 At 7:58 a.m., a vehicle driven by Connor Ringel, 17, Wabash, left the roadway, due to icy road conditions, on Divison Road. Jan. 25 At 9:14 a.m., vehicles driven by Ronald Copeland, 52, Wabash, and Brooks Flohr, 32, Wabash, collided on West Market Street near Wabash Street. Jan. 22 At 2:39 p.m., a vehicle driven by Philip Adams, 62, Wabash, struck a parked car while plowing snow at 59 W. Hill St., Wabash. Jan. 20 At 3:20 p.m., vehicles driven by Tyler

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Mary Cloyd, 90 Silver Lake Resident Dec. 12, 1921 – Jan. 21, 2012

Mary Pamela (Bridge) Cloyd, 90, Silver Lake, passed away on Jan. 21, 6:15 p.m., at Mason Healthcare Center, Warsaw. She was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Lafayette, to Frank and Hazel (Harrington) Bridge. She married James Harold Cloyd on Oct. 12, 1942; he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1988. Mrs. Cloyd was a homemaker. She graduated from Wea High School, Lafayette, in 1940. During World War II, she was employed in Washington D.C. with the war effort. She owned and operated The Country Store Antique Shop, Sidney, for 20 years. She was an award winning artist and potter. For many years, she and her husband farmed in the Lafayette area on the farm that has been in the Cloyd family since 1818. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by a son, Kevin (Kim) Cloyd of Silver Lake; a daughter, Cheryl Cloyd of Fort Wayne; a brother, Garrrett (Carolyn) Bridge of Lafayette; a sister-in-law, Beverly Bridge of Lafayette; one grandchild; and three greatgrandchildren. Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, five brothers, three sisters and two grandsons. Funeral services will be held Feb. 3, 11 a.m., at Wildcat Cemetery, CR 600 S, Lafayette. Pastor Rich McQuinn will officiate. Burial will follow. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Cloyd may be sent at www.mckeemortuary.com.

responsibility Alisha Feferda, 36, Wabash, speeding Heather Huffman, 29, Wabash, expired interim plate Jan. 25 Brittany Devore, 27, Wabash, inadequate muffler Jan. 24 Kimberly Maltese, 48, Wabash, inadequate muffler John Held, 48, Wabash, speeding Todd Hoover, 38, Wabash, speeding Shannon Hall, 35, Wabash, false or fictitious registration, driving while sus-

pended – prior, no financial responsibility Jan. 23 Jeanetta McSwain, 40, Bunker Hill, speeding Jan. 22 Yunes Kobare, 22, Kokomo, no registration plate Jan. 20 Kayla Myers, 27, Wabash, disregarding a stop sign North Manchester Police Department Accidents Jan. 19 At 5:03 p.m., vehi-

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play registration and no operator’s license when required Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Accidents Jan. 25 At 6:16 p.m., vehicles driven by William Powell Jr., 47, Wabash, and Dennis Schwarzkopf, 48, Hartfor City, collided on CR 1050 S near America Road. At 6:05 p.m., vehi-

cles driven by Stephen Hubler, 24, North Manchester, and Karen Donaldson, 45, Roann, collided on the Roann/Richvalley Road near CR 400 N. At 4:19 p.m., a vehicle driven by Angie Rogers, 35, Wabash, struck a pole near 3050 S. Old SR 15, Wabash. At 4:07 a.m., a vehicle driven by Matthew Baldwin, Ohio, left the roadway near 3541 W 100 S, Wabash. (continued on page 18)

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Melissa Jane Cooper, 62, Wabash, passed away on Jan. 23, 9:30 p.m., at her home. She was born on Aug. 8, 1949, in Wabash, to the late Ivan and Janet Louise (Daugherty) Cooper. She worked at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center, Wabash. She really enjoyed traveling, including her trip to England and trips to Italy. Her great joys in life were family gatherings and her family. She is survived by two brothers, Byron (Deborah) Cooper of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., and Tony (Jeanie) Cooper of Wabash; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Cooper of Chicago, Andrew Cooper of East Boston, Mass., Carrie (Andrew) Brunson of Elkhart, and Candice Cooper of Wabash; great-nephew, A.J. Brunson; and her aunt, Betty Bruny of Monroe, Wis. A graveside service will be held Feb. 3, 10 a.m., at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Pastor Guy Provance will officiate. Friends may call on Feb. 2, 5-8 p.m., at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Condolences for the family of Melissa may be sent at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.

Aug. 19, 1930 – Jan. 25, 2012 Fred Aukerman, Jr., 81, a resident of Otterbein Saint Marys R e t i r e m e n t Community, formerly of Findlay, passed away on Jan. 25 at Mercer County Community Hospital. He was born on Aug. 19, 1930, in Wabash, to Fred H. B. and Ruby (Keefer) Aukerman. He married Arline E. Hawn on June 5, 1955, at the Oak Grove Church of God, Columbia City; she survives at the residence in Saint Marys. Mr. Aukerman graduated from the Linlawn High School, Wabash, and the International Business College, Fort Wayne. He was a decorated veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. He retired from the Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, where he was an accountant. He was a member of the DAV and Hanna Lodge #61, Free and Accepted Masons in Wabash. He enjoyed fishing, working with model trains and woodworking, and he faithfully served the Boy Scouts as an adult leader in Findlay for many years. He will be missed by the family that he loved. He was a member of the Churches of God, Great Lakes Conference and served as an administrator and past president of the conference. Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Hugh (Sue) Aukerman of Celina and Roger (Deb) Aukerman of Normal, Ill.; a daughter, Betty (Brad) Kennedy of Wooster, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Heidi Aukerman, Linda Sharples, Amanda Aukerman and Bryan Kennedy. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Aukerman, and a sister, Anna Lou Aukerman. Funeral rites were held Jan. 28 in the Meyer Community Chapel on the campus of Otterbein Saint Marys. The Reverend Richard Van Horn officiated. Full military honors were observed at Otterbein Saint Marys, following the funeral rites. Burial was at Compton Cemetery, Columbia City. Preferred memorial contributions are to Otterbein Saint Marys Benevolent Fund or to Camp Otyokwah, Church of God.

Alice Anderson, 89 Plattsmouth Resident Sept. 1, 1922 – Jan. 5, 2012

Alice M. Anderson, 89, Plattsmouth, Neb., passed away on Jan. 5, 4 a.m., at Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, Neb. She was born on Sept. 1, 1922, in Tabor, Iowa, to Harold and Clara Earith. She first married Frank DeLong in 1940; he passed away in 1977. She then married Henry E. Anderson on Jan. 17, 1958, in Hiawatha, Kan.; he passed away in 1994. She is survived by five devoted children, Freddie (Joann) DeLong of Adamsville, Tenn., Judith Courtney of North Manchester, Linda Ruff of Fresno, Calif., Leonard (Georgia) DeLong of Omaha, Neb., and Jack (Gwen) DeLong of New Haven; two sisters, Norma Wampler of Grand Island, Neb., and Peggy (Glen) Lechner of Nebraska City, Neb.; a brother, Harold “Bud” (Sherry) Earith of Murray, Neb.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, Neb. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery, Tabor, Iowa. Preferred memorial contributions are to Plattsmouth Community Foundation.


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Weekly Reports... continued from page 17 Georgia Myers, 80 Peru Resident Feb. 10, 1931 – Jan. 19, 2012

Georgia Anne (Allen) Myers, 80, Peru, passed away on Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Hickory Creek, Peru. She was born on Feb. 10, 1931, in Lackey, Ky., to Henry Allen and Verda (Dials) Lemmons. She first married Wilbur Wingate, then Johnny Myers, they both precede her in death. Mrs. Myers attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Huntington. She is survived by two sons, David Wingate and Matthew (Karen) Myers, both of Austin, Texas; four daughters, Cheryl (Ernest) Saunders of Wabash, Suzanne Smith of Wabash, Melissa (Brian) Middleton of Wabash and Johnna Myers of Fort Wayne; brother, Ronald (Geneva) Mosley of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Amelia Myers, in 2000; three brothers; and a sister. A memorial service was held Jan. 30 at Treaty Church of Christ, 6793 S 50 E, Wabash. Pastor Doug Oakes officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Myers may be sent at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.

Ruth McCullough, 95 Member St. Paul’s County Line Church June 17, 1916 – Jan. 22, 2012 Ruth M. McCullough, 95, formerly of Andrews, passed away on Jan. 22, 4:25 a.m., at Heritage of Huntington. She was born on June 17, 1916, in Benton County, to James and Lena (Koch) Dill. She married David F. McCullough on Dec. 2, 1939; he preceded her in death on July 8, 1974. Mrs. McCullough was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul’s County Line church, Andrews, where she was active in the Women’s Guild. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Carl) Grunert of Midlothian, Va., Becky (Ted) Hockemeyer of Albion and Beth McCullough of Carmel; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Copeland; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services were held on Jan. 26 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Pastor Gus Hacker officiated. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Andrews. Preferred memorial contributions are to St. Paul’s Cemetery Fund, 3995 N 1000 W, Andrews, IN 46702. Condolences for the family of Mrs. McCullough may be sent at www.mckeemortuary.com.

LaQuita Glasspoole, 44 Lafayette Resident July 24, 1967 – Jan. 19, 2012

LaQuita Lynette Glasspoole, 44, Lafayette, passed away on Jan. 19, 4:57 p.m., at her sister’s home in Richvalley. She was born July 24, 1967, in Muskegon, Mich., to Arnold and Bonnie (Thomas) Glasspoole. She graduated from Northfield Jr./Sr. High School in 1985. She was a manager at Walmart in Lafayette. Glasspoole was loyal and loved her friends and family, she especially loved little children. She enjoyed traveling, fishing and being on the go. She is survived by her fiancee, James “Roy” New of Lafayette; her father, Arnold Glasspoole of Lagro; her children, Steven Goodpaster of Wabash, Deven Shoemaker of Lafayette, Holly (Eddie) Freeman of Great Falls, Mont., Savannah New of Spencer, Braxton New, Garrett New, and Peyton New, all of Bloomington; granddaughter, Sophie Marchand of Lafayette; three sisters, Teresa (Kevin McClish) Achor of Russiaville, Junice Glasspoole of Wabash and Sigrunn (Dan Canales) Glasspoole of Richvalley; her grandmother, June Glasspoole of Hixton, Wis.; nephew, Jonathan (Stephanie) Halterman of Frankfort; and several other nieces, nephews and special children. She was preceded in death by her mother, who died Jan. 9, 2010. A memorial service was held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Jan. 28. Pastor Charles Giles officiated. Preferred memorial contributions are to Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice. The memorial guestbook for LaQuita may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

Jan. 24 At 10:06 p.m., a vehicle driven by Ashley Pratt, 17, North Manchester, swerved to miss a deer and left the roadway on CR 300 E near Singer Road. Jan. 22 At 4:19 a.m., a vehicle driven by Scottie Pennington, 34, Wabash, left the roadway on CR 200 N. Jan. 20 At 11:16 p.m., a vehicle driven by Donald Sorrell, 38, Muncie, left the roadway near 3563 S. SR 13, Wabash. At 8:07 p.m., a vehicle driven by Ashley Helland, 21, Roanoke, left the roadway on U.S. 24 near CR 600 E. At 3:20 p.m., a vehicle driven by Joe Hinkle left the roadway on U.S. 24 near CR 300 E. Wabash County Jail Bookings Jan. 27 Adam Poe, 20, Roann, unlawful pur-

chase of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine Gregory Ryner, 26, Wabash, hold for Allen County Ricky Jackson, 20, laketon, parole violation Jan. 26 Amos Haywood, 48, Roann, domestic battery Kayla Freital, 24, Wabash, possession of methamphetamine Anthony Sledge, 29, Wabash, probation violation Jan. 24 Michael Sadler, 25, Lagro, revocation of probation – burglary, theft, receiving stolen property Jan. 23 Natalie Eisaman, 32, Warsaw, court order Christy Kramer, 30, Wabash, invasion of privacy Andrew Penn, 23, Wabash, dealing in a narcotic Julie Velasquez, 41, Marion, contempt of court

Avon McKee, 74 Member Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Jan. 2, 1938 – Jan. 25, 2012 Avon McKee, 74, North Manchester, passed away on Jan. 25, 5:19 a.m., at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. She was born on Jan. 2, 1938, in Greeley, Colo., to William Alonzo and Hazel Marie (Hammonds) McFarland. The married Thomas N. McKee on July 28, 1957; he survives. After graduating from Central High School, North Manchester, in 1956, and marriage, Mrs. McKee was a switchboard operator for General Telephone, and later was an assistant activity director, nursing assistant and QMA at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. After her retirement from Peabody, her love for children took her to babysitting in her home. She taught Sunday School at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a member. Loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed working puzzles and had an infectious laugh. Along with her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Serita (Dean) Mithoefer of Indianapolis, Joy (Bradford) Wagner of Columbia City and Ginger McKee of North Manchester; six grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Laverne McFarland; a half-sister, June Oswalt; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Pastor Ladona Webb officiated. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, at a later date. Preferred memorial contributions are to Indiana Resource Center for Autism, (checks payable to Indiana University), 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington. Condolences for the family of Mrs. McKee may be sent at www.mckeemortuary.com.

Jan. 21 Donald Sorrell, 38, Muncie, escaped inmate from Miami Correctional Facility Timothy Eslava, 34, Wabash, operating while intoxicated Jan Coburn, 36, Wabash, disorderly conduct Jan. 20 Jordan Gregory, 21, Warsaw, conversion Land Transfers Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record owner Dan Mcnear to Charles D. Todd Jr., Tax Title Deed, Kellers Addition, Lagro, Lot: 5 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Dorothy M. Owen to Charles D. Todd Jr., Tax Title Deed, original Plat, Lagro, Outlot: Pt. 37 Walter Kent Estate and Personal Representative John Johnston to Heather K. McKee and Jarrod McKee, Personal Representative Deed, Candlelite Village Addition, Wabash, Lot: 25 Philip M. Snodderly Jr. to Kelly J. Miller, Warranty Deed, Original Plat, North Manchester, Multiple Lots / Blocks T. Blake Enyeart and Carol A. Enyeart to Julie Enyeart,

Quitclaim Deed, Commissioners Sub. Res. 23-27-6, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 3 T. Blake Enyeart and Carol A. Enyeart to Robert J. Fairchild and Tabatha J. Fairchild, Warranty Deed, Commissioners Sub. Res. 23-27-6, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 3 Richard L. White and Donna J. White to Jacob B. Brubaker, Warranty Deed, Pettit & Weirs Addition, Wabash, Amend, Lot: 12 Dana D. Pitts FKA Dana Diane Miller to James P. Pitts and Dana D. Pitts, Quitclaim Deed, 29-306, Multiple Parcels Dennis Biehl, Donna Penrood, Martha Jane Biehl Life Estate, Eldon Biehl Life Estate, Marilyn Penrod and Larry Biehl to State of Indiana, Warranty Deed, 25-29-6 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Phillip E. Van Kleeck to Wells Fargo Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Outlot: Pts. 11 Wells Fargo Bank to Housing and Urban D e v e l o p m e n t Secretary, Warranty Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Outlot: Pts. 11 Michael Pierson to Karen Pierson, (continued on page 19)

Robert McKenzie, 46 Wabash Resident July 12, 1965 – Jan. 27, 2012

Robert Allen McKenzie, 46, Wabash, passed away Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m. He was born on July 12, 1965, in Wabash, to William Troy McKenzie of Lagro and Molly (Jones) Penix of Wabash. He married Stacy Bolsover on April 19, 2002; she survives. Mr. KcKenzie was employed as a factory worker. Along with his parents and wife, he is survived by his stepfather, Port Penix of Wabash; stepmother, Judy McKenzie of Lagro; sons, Timothy Boger McKenzie and Ryan Swinford, both of Wabash; daughter, Brandy Maples of Wabash; stepdaughter, Alethea Norton of Florida; three grandchildren, McKenzie, Gavin and Lexus; mother-in-law, Kathy Keen of Wabash; two brothers, William (Gina) McKenzie of Pheonix, Ariz., and Adam McKenzie of LaFontaine; and a sister, Linda Fay Rowe of Wabash. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Gabrielle Boger. No Services will be held. Arrangments are entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Condolences for the family of Mr. McKenzie may be sent at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.


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Sheriff’s Department requests information regarding bomb threats The Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating three bomb threats, which have occurred over the last two weeks. These threats have been at Northfield High School and at Southwood High School. All of the incidents involved handwritten threats on

walls or stalls in the bathroom areas of the schools. If you have knowledge about this crime, Crime Stoppers wants to hear from you. You could receive up to a $1,000 reward if you have information that would lead to an arrest. Crime Stoppers also

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continued from page 18 Quitclaim Deed, Maplewood Addition, Wabash, Lot: 25 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Randy C. Boring to Windgate Properties LLC, Tax Title Deed, Bradys Addition, Lagro, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record

Owner Lisa Dixon to Windgate Properties LLC, Tax Title Deed, Original Plat, Spikerville, Multiple Lots / Blocks Adam Renbarger to Adam Renbarger and Danielle I. Renbarger, Quitclaim Deed, 23-285 Wavesco to Brandts Holding Company LLC, Warranty Deed, 3-27-6

pays cash rewards for information on other felony crimes not featured as the Crime of the Week and on the capture of fugitives. Call Wabash County Crime Stoppers at 260563-5921 or toll free at 1-866-665-0556 and give your information, not your name.

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Indiana State and Military Officers arrest U.S. Airman for arson State and military officers recently arrested a member of the security force with Grissom Air Force Base in Peru on charges of arson, a class C felony. Ben Durr, with the United States Air Force, was arrested by Indiana

State Fire Marshal’s Office fire investigators, the Federal Office of Special Investigations and the U.S. Air Force. His wife, Wendy, also was arrested today for conspiracy to commit arson, also a class C felony. On Sept. 14, 2011, a

fire occurred at the Durrs’ residence at 202 N Davis St., Walton. Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office fire investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set. Due to pending legal action, no more details can be

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by Gary Andrews It was a big for the Wabash girls basketball team Jan. 28. With a win they still had a chance at a share of the TRC title with a little help from Manchester and Kelsey Cromer was chasing 1000 career points, needing 30 to reach the milestone on senior night. Both things came to reality as the Lady Squires knocked off Tippecanoe Valley and Cromer drained a three midway through the third quarter to reach the milestone, scoring 36 for the game. With Manchester beating Valley, Rochester defeating Northfield and Wabash topping Whitko it created a 4way tie for a share of the TRC between Wabash, Manchester, Tippecanoe Valley and Rochester with 5-2 records. The Apaches sent a message right off the bat, jumping out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and extending that lead in the second quarter, leading 31-16 at the half. Wabash has had some third quarter lapses in recent games, but that didn’t happen Saturday as they come out forcing the tempo, when Cromer drained one of her six three pointers on the night to reach 1000. The Apaches would go on to out score Whitko 21-14 in the quarter and led comfortably 52-30 with a quarter to go. Being up 22 points with 8 minutes to go, the energy level relaxed a little as Whitko would win the quarter 14-12 for

the 64-44 final. Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 36 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assist and 2 steals. Cromer was 6 of 8 from behind the arch. Katelyn Vogel had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Kyleigh Hampton had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2

blocks. Marin Hill had 5 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. Claire Cromer had 3 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 steal. Kalie Obenour had 3 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Charlie Pardo had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Sarah Puckett had 1 rebound.

WABASH LADY APACHE senior Kelsey Cromer received a game ball following the game against Whitko Jan. 28 as she recorded her 1,000th career point on senior night. (photo by Gary Andrews)

by Gary Andrews The Nortfhield boys basketball team jumped up a couple classes to host 4A Huntington North Jan. 30 in what turned out to be a thrilling 5957 overtime win for the Norse. The country boys started out quick with Ryan Givens and Dustin Echard buckets, followed by a Ryan Keaffaber three to give the Norse a 7-0 lead. After a Huntington bucket Echard would hit again and Chad Glasscock backed him up with a bucket and it was 10-3. Huntington, with sharp shooter Kalvin Miller can put points on the board in a hurry and that’s what happened. The Vikings would go on an 11-3 run to end the quarter and led 14-13 after one. The Norse came out in the second hitting on all cylinders, starting the quarter on an 11-0 run. Echard hit two free throws, followed by a Collin Dawes and Ryan Keaffaber bucket to lead 20-14. On the next possession, Keaffaber was fouled on a missed three point shot, hitting two of the free throws to make it 22-14. Echard would end the run with a bucket and the Norse were in control 24-14; or so they

thought. Down 10 the Vikings would score 8 straight before Keaffaber drained a three with .40 seconds remaining to lead 2722. Huntington would hit the final bucket of the quarter and the Norse led 27-24 at the half. Chad Glasscock would start the third with a three and the two teams traded buckets the next two p o s s e s s i o n s . Huntington hit two free throws with 3:11 to go, making it 35-30 Norse. After a Viking time out they would hit two straight to cut the lead to 35-34 when Collin Dawes hit. The Vikings scored the last bucket of the quarter and Northfield led 37-36 after three. The two teams would trade blows the first half of the fourth quarter with Huntington hitting a three with 3:24 to go to take a 46-45 lead. Two Glasscock free throws with 1:53 remaining made it 48-47 Huntington. Ryan Keaffaber connected on his second three of the quarter with 1:02 to go, giving the Norse the lead back at 50-48. After a Huntington travel, they called time out with 37.3 left. The Vikings fouled at the 29.7 mark and Collin Dawes sank one of two free throws to go up 51-48.

NORTHFIELD’S Ryan Givens tries to control the opening tip during the contest held Jan. 28 at Northfield High School. Northfield went on to win the game, 59-57, over the visiting Vikings. (photo by Gary Andrews) Huntington played for the last shot, with Miller draining a three and it was overtime tied at 51. Northfield would tale the lead on two Ryan Givens free throws and the Dustin Echard hit to give the Norse a 55-51 lead. Back come the Vikings, scoring the next 6 points and taking a 57-55 lead. Givens connected again, then Cody Gibson took a charge

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Cottage Creations Selected as North Manchester Business of the Year by Shaun Tilghman features@nmpaper.co m From the many worthy candidates in North Manchester, Cottage Creations, located at 231 E. Main St., was chosen as the 2011 Business of the Year during the 68th Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Manchester College Student Union. Pizza Hut Manager Tim McNall, who was last year’s recipient of the award, said he was proud to present this year’s award to a business that has been a part of downtown North Manchester for over 25 years. “It is a business that we as a community frequent for many occasions,” McNall continued. “We all

have counted on them to help us celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations and virtually every holiday or any other event we share with our loved ones. They help us grieve and show appreciation and thanks for those we need in our lives. According to McNall, the founder and current owner, MaryAnn Swihart, opened the business in its original location in 1983. Since that time, it has moved to its current location just two doors down from the original location - to provide the extra space needed as the business continued to grow. “The interest for this business began when MaryAnn helped her husband Larry’s mother cater

weddings and prepare floral arrangements,” he added. “The idea was always in the back of her mind and she was approached to purchase a shop when their sons, Andy and Matthew, were ages 6 and 1 - the decision was to wait for another time. A few years later, MaryAnn took an opportunity to join a friend in a gift shop, which became a gift and floral shop. “Cottage Creations has been a wonderful example of great people in the right place. While Cottage Creations has always designed their own fresh and permanent flower arrangements, they have also decorated the interior of the shop. It has changed over the years from Country to Victorian, to more

Traditional, to Contemporary with twists of Trendy. “My first impression of North Manchester, as a warm and thriving community, happened when I visited the town as a young teenager,” Swihart stated. “I came with a friend and her mother, as her mother had a doctor appointment. Later, I became smitten with the town while on a date and driving through town in the evening - the lights of the shops and the beauty of the streetscape made me think, ‘What a cool town this is.’ But my love for North Manchester really took hold in 1983, when I joined Vickie McKinney in her gift/consignment shop.

Viv Simmons named Citizen of the Year by Eric Christiansen A surprised and humbled Viv A. Simmons was nothing but appreciative at the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce 68th Annual Dinner after being named the Citizen of the Year. “I was told I was supposed to be here to represent the GarberSimmons Senior Center,” Simmons told the crowd as he received his award. “This is indeed, really indeed, an honor I shall never forget.” Simmons was presented the award by 2011 Citizen of the Year Anne Myers. “Writer and poet Maya Angelou said this: ‘People will never forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel’,” Myers said. “People who have had the privilege of knowing our citizen of the year will never forget his kindness and how he made them feel in his presence. Born in 1925, Simmons was one of six children. Before graduating from high school in 1943, Simmons was an excellent student and athlete. His basketball team made it to the state tournament, and he later played on a semi-pro baseball team. Simmons joined the Navy after high school and was assigned to the USS Salamua where he was a radar operator.

2011 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR VIV A. SIMMONS (center) is surrounded by his family members: (from left) Sally Vaccaro, Joe Simmons, Sue Simmons, Rose Mary Martin, Elizabeth Vaccaro, Ben Vacarro and Bob Vaccaro. After the war, Simmons married his high school sweetheart and returned to college to earn degrees from Indiana and Ball State University. Simmons taught history, the became principal at Manchester High School from 1959-1964. In 1965, he became superintendent of M a n c h e s t e r Community Schools. He left North Manchester in 1971, but returned in the early 1990s when his wife’s health began to fail. “In 1996, they moved to Timbercrest, which is where I learned to know them,” Myers said. “My lasting impression of him will always be the faithful, kind and loving way he cared for his wife, who died in 2000. He was a devoted husband, and togeth-

er they modeled what a marriage relationship can be.” Simmons has remained active in the North Manchester community, helping to found the GarberSimmons Senior Center in 2001, in which he has served on the board of directors since its inception, and continues to be involved in the programs and services offered. He is also a member of the local Rotary Club, the North Manchester Historical Society, and has been a participant in the G r a n d p a r e n t Program with the Manchester College women’s basketball team. He is a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church and has served on the Administrative Board and chaired the Education and

Finance Committees. He was also the secretary of the Resident Council at Timbercrest for six years, and takes his turn leading the Saturday morning Bible Study there. Surrounded by his children, Joe Simmons and Sally Vaccaro, along with other family members in attendance, the honor of the evening didn’t go unnoticed by Simmons. “The last three times I’ve been here, I saw Karen Fawcett receive this award,” he said. “I saw Bonnie Dee and Karl Merritt receive it, and Anne Myers last year. I’m glad I wasn’t representing the Senior Center this year. This has to be one of my favorite experiences, and it is indeed an honor I shall never forget. God bless you and I love you very much.”

MARYANN SWIHART (center), owner of Cottage Creations, and employee Dee Shumaker (right) are presented the 2011 Commerce Award by North Manchester Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tim McLaughlin. Swihart also said it was an honor to be a part of the community, and thanked the many individuals involved in making it possible for her to accept the award. “Thank you for honoring Cottage Creations,” she continued. “We would like to thank our local customers, as well as those in surrounding communities - from Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Huntington, Wabash, R o c h e s t e r , Indianapolis, and beyond - who have all contributed to our success. Without their loyalty, we would not still be in business. “Thank you to former employees, for their roles in helping build a quality reputation associated with Cottage Creations. Thank you to my current employees: Lori Nevil, Chris Kopke, and Dee Shumaker; all three bring so many good qualities to the store because of their different styles and skills. And a special thanks to my family, for their help and support through the years.”

SUE ROESNER (left) is presented a plaque for serving as the 2010-2011 chair for the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce from past president, Tim Taylor.

SUE ROESNER (left), outgoing chair of the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce for 2010-2011, passes the gavel to incoming Chair Diana Showalter (right).

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Ivy Tech announces New RMA rule gives flexibility its annual Ag Seminar in cover crop termination Series schedule Ivy Tech Community College announces the annual winter Ag Seminar Series for 2012. The series will be presented by topic experts at locations throughout the college’s Kokomo Region. Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus hosted the first seminar in the series, Succession Planning: Keeping the Farm in the Family, on Jan. 24. Ivy Tech Peru’s campus hosted the second seminar, Getting Started in Farming, on Jan. 31. The remaining four seminars include: Investing in Farmland and Cash Rents; Feb. 7; Ivy Tech Peru, 425 W. Main St., Peru; instructor, F.

Howard Halderman, CEO of Halderman Farm Management and Halderman Real Estate - Marketing Grain; Feb. 14; Ivy Tech Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Rd., Kokomo; instructor, Michael Silver, senior grain merchandiser with Kokomo Grain Co., Inc. - Farming with Global Positioning System (GPS); Feb. 21; Ivy Tech Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Rd., Kokomo; instructor, Scott Maple, Maple Farms, Howard County Pesticide Certification Clinic, Feb. 28, Ivy Tech Kokomo Event &

Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Rd., Kokomo; instructor, Paul Marcelino, Purdue Extension Educator and regional agriculture specialist The series is a partnership between Kokomo Grain Co. Inc. and Ivy Tech. Advanced registration is required. Kokomo Grain will pay the course fee for the first 50 registrants for each session. The seminars are from 6 to 8 p.m. To register, call Jennifer Hughes, Ivy Tech’s Continuing Education program manager, at 800-4590561, Ext. 283, or email jhughes32@ivytech.e du.

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Purdue Extension in Grant County will host the “Raising Poultry for Pleasure and Profit” seminar to be broadcast to several remote Indiana locations via web conferencing. The local class will be held at Ivy Tech Community College in Marion, starting Feb. 2 in Rooms 164/165 (near main entrance), from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Marion’s Ivy Tech campus is located near the intersection of SR 18 and Interstate 69. The class will continue every Thursday night at this time through March 1. Additionally, a local tour will be arranged to see some aspect of small-scale poultry production in practice. Contact Purdue Extension in Grant County at 765-651-2413 for more information. Access an informational brochure with registration form at www.extension.purdue.edu/grant.

Farmers have been given more time to terminate their cover crops after the excessively wet spring of last year prevented many of them from doing that in time to meet a crop insurance deadline. In order for grain farmers to insure their main crop, they previously had to terminate cover crops by May 15 and before the crop headed or budded. In December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency changed those rules so that producers now must terminate cover crops by June 5 and regardless of the growth stage. “Last year, with a very wet spring, the

May 15 deadline was really problematic,” said Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University professor of agronomy. “There was a lot of effort on the parts of land-grant universities, the Natural R e s o u r c e s Conservation Service and partners like the National Wildlife Federation to get that changed because of the conservation benefits of cover crops. The new rule gives us an extra three weeks, and it doesn’t matter the stage of the cover crop. “This is a great improvement because now farmers can manage cover crops as is best agronomically.” According to RMA,

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NCI-SHRM to hold community outreach seminar The North Central Indiana SHRM (NCISHRM), formerly Wabash Area P e r s o n n e l Association (WAPA), will offer a community outreach seminar on Industrial Safety and HR Law Updates on Feb. 23 starting at 8 a.m. located at the Wabash County REMC Building, 350 Wedcor Dr., Wabash. The seminar will feature two half-day sessions with snacks and drinks provided, however, lunch is not

included. The morning session is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. with speaker Debbie Rauen, INSafe safety consultant, with the topic of Top 25 IOSHA cited violations, hazard recognition, and if time allows, top issues including scissor lift safety. HR, safety, safety teams, managers, plant managers and business owners would benefit by attending. The afternoon session is an HR Legal

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ROANN LIBRARY NEWS: Thank you to the kind soul who plowed off the sidewalks at the library during our last big snowfall. It was much appreciated! New titles include: In the Presence of My Enemies, by Gracia Burnham; In My Hands - Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer, by Irene Gut Opdyke; Savage Run, by C.J. Box; Healing Back Pain Naturally, by Art Brownstein, M.D.; Missing Girls, by Lois Metzger; Blood and Honor, by W.E.B. Griffin; The Rising Tide, by Jeff Shaara; and Lake in the Clouds, by Sara Donati. New titles in the Children’s Department include: Cherry Pies and Lullabies, Swine Lake, Wynken, Blynken and Nod, The Stars Will Still Shine, A House for Hermit Crab, and When Mama Comes Home Tonight. The Library Board of Trustees meetings are now being held on the first Tuesday of the month, at 6 p.m. METRO NORTH NEWS: “I have 100 stickers on my hat - 10 on each strip, and 10 strips on my hat. That makes 100!” explained first-grade student, Bryce Mitchell. Many classes at Metro North celebrated the 100th day of school for MSD on Jan. 18. Children wore “100 glasses”, they made Tshirts to celebrate the special day with smiley faces outlined with 100 dots, there were 100 footprints going down the hallway, there were collections of 100 items displayed, and snacks consisted of 10 pieces of 10 different kinds of cereal. Even the morning announcements consisted of facts about the number 100, presented by

the third-graders. Did you know that by the age of 66, most people will have shed 100 pounds of skin? In the average person’s life, they will drink enough milk to fill 100 bathtubs? The longest car ever made is a limousine 100 feet long containing a swimming pool and a kingsized water bed? The most points ever scored in an NBA game were 100 by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962? Benjamin Franklin’s picture is on the $100 dollar bill? More than 100 feral cats were once found living in Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland? Many different learning projects incorporated the number 100 on this special day of school. THE LIONS CLUB will be providing a senior citizen’s Valentine meal for the Roann area, to be held at the Methodist Church on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Carry-out will be available. If you know of a shut-in who would appreciate a meal delivered that

evening, please contact Donna Harman at 765-833-5663. You may also call Donna for reservations for the meal by Feb. 6. Seniors are welcome to come even if they do not get their reservations called in, but it helps in knowing how many to plan the meal for. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to: Adam Rolland Lynn, Vicki Hawkins, Lynn Musselman, Mary Donaldson, Christina Lewis, Nathan Van Duyne, Jill Vigar, Levi Jaxon Fairchild, Cody Holmes, Tracey Draper, Ruth Haecker, William Shoue, Terry Krom, Jerry Holmes, Sandy Medsger, Keith

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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) 8336561 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, February 5, 2012 our worship leader for this Sunday is Jessica Peter. Our Greeters for this Sunday will be Roger and Debbie Cook and Richard and Suzanne Eckerley. Pastor Brad Eckerley will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship with us.; Feb. 6 - Leadership meeting 7p.m.; Feb. 8 - Elder’s meeting 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 - Red Cross Blood Drive noon-5p.m.; “The Source” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m.; Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings.; Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. We are located on the south edge of Roann. 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: 260982-8317. Pastor Tim Morbitzer. www.victorynm.org - 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: Mark Wisniewski. 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: http://www.bachelorcreek.com; 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 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. 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; www.wabashfriends.org; email: becky@wabashfriends.org; 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 Sunday February 5th Rev. Jeremey Yeadon will conduct the Adult Bible Class and the Morning Worship Service. Hoy Communion will be observed. Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Kevin Teulker, Communion Assistant is Gary Masterson, Usher is Jim Craft, Altar is Mary Gibson-Cosby and Ruby Gaston, Acolyte is Seth Yeadon, and Nursery Attendant is Diana 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.

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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 meets the 2nd and 4th week of each month at 600 Strauss-Provimi Rd. in North Manchester at 7:00 PM. 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)-3062030; by sending them E-Mail to (niconza@msn.com); 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 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, trinitylutheran@kconline.com. 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!

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: office@wabashpresbyterian.com; website: WabashPresbyterian.com, handicap accessible sanctuary.

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 www.brightlightccc.org;Email: connections@brightlightccc.org

UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 5633308. 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 preschool childcare, Multi-Media 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

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 260-5691121. 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 260-5710548 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. 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.

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.; Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.; Discipleship Classes 9:30 a.m. & 11:01 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: lafontaineumc@embarqmail.com 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) 9827537; Pastor Kevin G. Dekoninck. (260) 5782160; 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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Moline Plow Co. Spring Seat; Globe Wernicke Oak 4 Stack Book Case; Walnut Wheel Pulley machine; National 7 Drawer Cash Register (Plymouth Hard.); Lamp tables; Mission Oak shelf; Early Blanket Chest; Clark’s Oak Spool Cabinet 6 Drawer; Ingraham Gingerbread Clock; George Washington Mirror w/ Hooks; Game Table Top; Sm. Roll Top Desk From Chicago Stockyards; Marble Top Stand; Ice Cream Table & Chairs; Hanging Store Gas Light; Old Hickory Chairs Martinsville, IN; St. Clair Lamps; Art Deco Desk Lamp; Slag Lamp; Majolica Jardiniere; Rookwood, Roseville & Hull Pottery; Carnival Glass; Feb. 10, 1853 Sewing Bird; Cast Iron Banks; Pocket watches by Elgin, Illinois, South Bend & Plymouth; King Trumpet; Banjo Clock; Pairpoint pcs.; Col. of 600+ Vin. Match Books; Post Cards; Comic Books;

SLOT MACHINE - SIGNS & DISPLAYS

1930's Mills Nickel Slot Machine, Works Great; World Series Table Top Pin Ball Machine (works); Soda Fountain Por. Iron Bar Stools; 10 Cent Peanut Dispenser; Tie Display; Boot Display; Peep O' Day Alarm Clock (NIB); Full Set Of Studebaker Sales Manuals; 1947 Studebaker Champion Owner's Guide; SIGNS: Early Por. Railway; Clemens Seed Dealer; Por. Western Union 2 Sided; Dri-gas; Polarine Por.; Neon Blatz; Neon Bush; Sunoco Clock; Minneapolis Moline Clock; Lighted Cain's Potato Chip Clock; Early Dr. Pepper Clock; Lighted GP Clock; Multi-mile Tire; Valvoline; Surge Milk; Budweiser Custer's Last Stand Chesterfield L&M (NOS); Kentucky Inpection Station; IH Monkey Wrenches; Sunoco Outboard Oil Can; Northrop King Seed Therometer; Ideal Creamery Milk Bottle; Evinrude Outboard Motor Sign; Mercury Sign; Hedlin's Milk Box; Lawton Duplicator Box; Neverfail Corn Sheller; Western Ammo Box Unopened Full Of Or. Shells; Kendall Motor Oil Sign; No Hunting Sign; Pastime Cigar Box; Boot Jack Plug Tobacco Box; mini Stetson Hats & Boxes Promo.; Standard Oil Crown pump globe; Kayo Sign (NOS); Hildebrandt's Poster Logansport, IN; Coke Tray; Crown Overalls Sign; Pensupreme Ice Cream Sign; Grapette Cap; Frankenmuth Beer Ad; Blatz Beer Ad; Cheverolet Motor Division Order Of Marching Chevroliers badge; Mr. Pickwick Coffee Holder & Advertising Card; Rochester, IN Nov. 15,1915 Coke Bottle; Winchester Plyers, Plane, Roller Skates & Flashlights; 1954 Watkins Calendar; 1964 Sohio Calendar; 1939 Jewel Tea Calendar; 1951 Conoco Calendar; 1946 Michigan Mutual Windstorm Insurance Company Calendar; Early Honeywell Thermostat; Ellis Excelus Cigar Can; HSB & Co Cruso Mouse Trap; Diamond Dyes Advertising; Oil Bottles; Store Display Stanley Tool Box w/ Legs; Wooden Zenith Wind Charger Radio; Corona Fold Up Typewritter; Lodge Cast Iron Skillet Display;

SWORDS - GUNS - PRIMITIVES

Ames Civil War Officer Dress Sword; US Sword & Scabre; Martini Henri .303 cal.; Marlin .22 Safety Ethics Sportsmanship Rifle; Hammered DB 16 Ga. Shotgun; Remington 1148 28 Ga. Skeet Gun; Bebjamin Franklin Md 132 Pump BB Pistol; S&W Webley Pistol .38 Cal.; Remington Mark III 10 Ga. Flare Gun; Pinfire DB handgun w/ Flip Up Triggers; Nicolas Pieper .32 Cal. Pistol; Pioneer Air Rifle; Red Rider Daisy BB; Rare Daisy BB #251; Buck Jones BB; Benjamin Air Rifle; Early H&R Arms Co. Hand Cuffs; Come A Long Hand Cuffs; Hand Cuffs; Badge; Zebco Model II Fishing Reel & Fold Up Pole; Early Broad Heads; Early Gun Collector Books; Fred Bear Fishing Arrows; 13 Pt. Deer Mount; Antelope Mount; PRIMITIVES: Rare Large Barrel; Early hand Corn Sheller (pat. Pending); Barbershop Folding Coat Hooks; Barbershop Sterilizer Cabinet; Candlestick Telephone; Dazey 4qt Churn; Dough Box; Wagner Sales Sample1910 Waffle Iron; 1861-1865 GAR Medal; Sleigh Bells; WW II Ship's Light; Salt Glaze Crock Jug; Crystal Coffee Grinder; Duck Decoys; Plug Tabacco Cutter; Ship Light; Penn. RR Can; Union Pacific RR Spittoon; Stereoscope Card Teddy Roosevelt & His Rough Riders; RR Switch Lantern; Army Hat Cavalry; Conductor Hat; Tom Mick’s Style Hat; Wood Airplane Propeller; Orvis Minnow Trap w/ Directions; Premier Chicken Waterer; Fleetwood Transister Six Globe Radio; Marbles Safety Hatchet; Wood Shaft Golf Clubs; Masterson Lathe With Tooling; Branding Iron; Cap Bomb Cane; String Winder; Remington Knife; Dandy Pencil Sharpener; 1878 Bell; Spurs; Stewart Warning Signal; Little Wonder Torch; Butter Mold; Door Knob Burglar Alarm; Kokomo IN Roller Skates Kingston; Globe Warming Rack; Spice Cabinet; Old Frames; Horse Shoeing Scribe; Old Tricycle; Sales Sample Door Trim; Hand Carved Boat Oar; Duck Decoys (NIB); Pitcher Pump Brass & Iron; US & S Co. RR Light; Fire Truck Sirens & Lights; Wooden Butter Churn; Silver Lake In Milk Can; Snow Shoes Tubbs Norway Maine; Ash Old Wooden Skis; Army Helmet; Unusual Trap; Sales Sample Manual Door Bell; Tire Repair Display; Iron Candy Molds; visible gas pump for parts;

HELICOPTER FRAME - VINTAGE BIKE - TOYS

Rotorway Scorpion Helicopter frame & seat kit (NIB); 1937 Manton Smith Racing Bike; Honda 1978 Hobbit w/ 217 Mi.; Honda PA50 Complete Bike (in Parts); Wooden Wheel Child's Wagon; 1965 JD Pedal Tractor Md. D; Hy Speed Wagon; Early Wagon w/ Hand Break & Front Bumper; Skyro Plane; Chein Toy Ferris Wheel; Case Toy Tractor; Marx Mech. Tractor in box; Cowboy Joe's Mech. Chuck Wagon in Box; Arcade Ac Tractor w/ Driver; Bell Telephone Truck w/ Tools; Iron Cop Motorcycle w/ Side Car; Motor Race Game in Box; Structo Transport Truck; Allyn Sea Fury Toy Gas boat Motor; Irwin Key Wind Toy boat Motor; Reno Jackpot Bank; Toy Sad Iron; Rex Junior Little Cigars; Piggly Wiggly Game; Everything For Your Minstrel Show Book; Universal Toy Sewing Machine; Not responsible for accidents. MC, VISA, cash or good check. Lunch Available. IN Sales Tax will be charged.

Chad Metzger, CAI, AU10200057;

CARNIVAL - FENTON - ST. CLAIR 1000+ POSTCARDS - SIGNS

(19) St. Clair paperweights inc: Sulphides, turtles & (5) paperweight lamps; (20+) pcs. of quality Carnival Glass, Northwood, Fenton & Millersburg; (30+) pcs of Fenton Glass, vases, baskets, bells, vanity set, alley cat, cracker jar, lamps & plates; (4) pcs of Hand Painted Westmoreland; (19) pcs of Dirilyte; Shivley half pint milk bottle; Weller; Muncie; Royal Bayreuth; Peters & Reed Pottery; Haviland Limoges; (1,000+) Postcards; Baird Midget oak wall phone; oil lamps; (50+) Longaberger Baskets; (50+) pcs. of Longaberger Pottery; Sprinkling Sambo TNL Novelty Co.; Enamel Chief Paint Sign; 1914 iron cross; wood fishing lure; salesman sample Shepard’s Lightning Ice cream maker; Royal Doulton Top O’ The Hill figurine; Ektron Battery Cable sign; Champion lighted clock; Enamel Nature’s Remedy advertising sign; table top showcase (Union showcase Chicago); antique high chair; 1961 Harley Davidson Handbook; 1978 Winchester Western calendar; 1910 Indiana State Fair Program; Napa Semi; Die Cast Banks; marbles; cameras; Coke items; type tray; price guides; advertising feather pillow; large flashlight; large col. of cookbooks; pocket watches; Duck Stamp Prints;

GUNS - KNIVES - MILITARIA

WC Scott & Son London hammered DB; 12 ga hammered DB; Rem. .22; Winchester 97 12 ga; Winchester 270 .22 (nylon front stock); Winchester 67A .22; Winchester Wildcat .22 w/scope; Italian Carbine 6.5X54; Norinco SKS w/scope; Ithaca 66 20 ga. lever action; American Gun Co 12 ga. single shot; .303 rifle; 1934 Beretta pistol; (2) CZ 9 MM pistol; S&W 32 long pistol; Armi San Marco 45 cal. w/holster; Arminius German 45 cal w/gun belt & extra grips; Beretta 92F 9MM pistol; early Dupont cast iron pigeon thrower; Winchester Commerative rifle holster; Remington 700 short syn. stock; Win. M70 syn. stock; early Browning butt plates; Mike Foreman fillet knife w/case; Case knives; 90 MM shell; Vintage shell boxes; Bear Glass Panda Bow; Plyflex fiber glass fishing bow; MILITARIA: Zachary Taylor Kentucky military picture; military pictures & postcards; Insignia patches; scrapbook of airplanes (photos & cards); American Legion Medals from the 1930’s; welcome home Veterans package; 1942 WWI cookbook; 1943 US Navy flying manual; (4) Navy posters; (8) WWI glass pictures;

COM. FREEZER - APPLIANCES FURNITURE - TOOLS - PLAYSETS

(2) floor model elec. dart boards; Juke Box; Wisconsin Zero Commercial Freezer w/double doors, 220; Kenmore refrigerator; Maytag washer & dryer; small chest freezer; Whirlpool smooth top stove; GE built in convection oven; GE stove; 3 pc bedroom suite; full size bed; sofa hide-a-beds; sofa; entertainment center; Dining room table w/4 chairs; roll top desk; dressers; sofa table; end tables; mirror; recliners; bookshelves; small appliances; pots & pans; (30+) light fixtures; (40+) bathroom & kitchen faucets; stackable chairs; TOOLS: (5) Premier Play Systems made from Prowood w/Ondura roofing; Craftsman riding mower w/snowblower; Toro push mower; Craftsman chainsaw; Craftsman hedge trimmers; toolbox on wheels; hand tools; power tools; tablesaw; ping pong table; all in one exerciser; patio table & chairs; grill;

LARGE COLLECTION OF COINS

(50+) Morgan Silver Dollars inc. CC; Walking halves; Seated Dimes; Large Cents; 2 Cent pcs; 3 Cent pcs; Indian Head Cents; Foreign Money; $5 Bills w/red ink; 1923 Large Bill; Mercury Dimes; Buffalo Nickels; Wheat pennies; Barber Quarters; Barber Dimes; Silver Certificates; Not responsible for accidents. MC, VISA, cash or good check. Lunch Available. IN Sales Tax will be charged.


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NORTHFIELD SOFTBALL HOG ROAST will be held on Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Northfield Cafeteria before the Northfield/Manches ter boys’ basketball game. NEW FLAG: Lion Michael Snell replaced the flag on the pole at the Urbana monument on Jan. 24. Thanks to Urbana resident Ann Wolfe for donating this flag. ECHO CAR RACING: On Jan. 14 and 21, the Urbana Lions Club held two qualifying races and four competition races of 25 laps each with one final Championship 25 lap race. This was all done on a replica of a Formula One racetrack in Germany. On Jan. 21, the winner was Selena Plath with Victoria Plath runner-up. Their awards will be presented on Feb. 11. Those attending the January races were: T.J. Layne, Dillin Layne, Victoria Plath, Selena Plath, Bruce Eltzroth, Ken Plath, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast, and the Snell family Matt, Michael, and Bonita - who were in charge of running the race and providing refreshments. Races will be held on

Feb. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. on a replica of a Formula One racetrack located in Canada. Any Urbana youth, ages 10 to 16 (and adults), are welcome to come. LADIES NITE OUT CLUB: Club President Helen Dawes thanked Helen Haupert for hosting the January meeting in the P o n d e r o s a Restaurant in Wabash. Helen Dawes read the thought of the month, “Praying is talking to our best friend”, and led in the Pledge to the Flag. For devotions, Helen Haupert read a prayer for the coming year entitled “Help me find someone to help today” and a reading from a church newsletter entitled “Life without God is like life without breath.” Club members remembered the birthdays of Anna Lee Biehl, Martha Jane Biehl and Virginia Bozarth and the anniversary of Virginia and Herman Bozarth. President Helen Dawes reported that she had recently visited former club members, Fran Cameron and Priscilla Payne. Roll call was answered by telling something members would like to learn to do in the new year. Anna Lee Biehl gave the secretary’s report for November and December and Peg Heflin gave the treasurer’s report. Mary Jean Wendel tallied the reading points. For the health lesson Georgia Busch read Dr. Oz’s article on 24

hours to a longer life. Erma Dawson was Lucky Lady. Peg Heflin will host the February meeting with a brunch at her home. URBANA LIONS CLUB: President Luke Hunt opened the Club’s Jan. 23 meeting by introducing District 25G Governor Lana Wilson from Pierceton. She told members about several state and international Lions Club current projects and praised the Urbana Lions Club for their participation in these projects. 20112012 International Lions President Wing-Kun Tam challenged Lions around the world to plant one million trees in a year to demonstrate the strength of the Lions global network. So far, 7,800,000 trees have been planted around the world and Lions members are still planting trees, far surpassing the one million goal. The Urbana Lions club planted three new trees on the Urbana School property this past summer as part of this project. A n o t h e r International Project is to provide dictionaries to all thirdgrade students. The Urbana Lions Club will be presenting dictionaries to all third-grade students at Metro North in the near future as their contribution to this project. Eyeglasses and hearing aids are collected by the Urbana club as an ongoing project to help with sight and hearing programs. Before the

business meeting, Lions Michael Snell gave members another sign language lesson. So far, members are working on learning the alphabet and the signs for “thank you” and “you are welcome.” During the business meeting, plans for the March 24 Fish Fry were discussed. A report on the Echo car racing events for Urbana youth was given by Michael Snell. A list of work that needs to be done on the ball diamond, dugouts, storage shed and concession stand has been compiled and members will begin working on this list when weather permits. The Club’s next meeting will be a Valentine’s dinner for members and spouses at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the Community Room at the GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Home. Reservations are due to Mary Ann Mast by Feb. 6. WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS drawn on Jan. 20 were Kelcie Thomson who showed great work ethic and stamina during an ISTEP practice, and Erin Proebstle for helping keep a pile of papers straightened up. Kelcie was nominated by Mr. Mills and Erin was nominated by Mr. Norman. Students received Wildcat Pride drawstring bags and a YMCA guest pass. SHARP CREEK DATES: Feb. 6 Walking Club after school. Feb. 13 - PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 - Walking Club after school. Feb. 20-24 - Book Fair

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address at 25 Braden Dr., Bradenton, FL 34208. Continue to remember Robert Beck, Dean Dawes (who will be having heart surgery soon), Ardis (and Herb) Witkoske, Bonnie Merritt (the mother of Barb Dawes), Muirel Tyson, Sam Powers, and Kraig Ahlfeld. Virgia (Schnepp) Smith has moved and would appreciate cards and notes as she adjusts to her new home at Rolling Meadows Health Care, Room 404, 604 Rennaker St., Lafontaine, IN 46940. BRUNCH BUNCH met at Pam’s Café on Jan. 25 with the following people present: Phil and Jan Weck, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast,

week in the Library. Feb. 29 Slim Goodbody Health and Nutrition presentation at Northfield High School for all grades. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Feb. 5 are: Worship Leader Brian Chamberlain; Liturgist - Linda Newcomb; Head Usher - Dan Eads; Acolytes - McKenzie Baer and Emma Hoover; Nursery Attendant - Kitty Baer; Greeters Orville and Martha Chamberlain; Altar flowers Judy Eltzroth; Organist Nancy Miller; Pianist - Janene Dawes. Christian Education Board will meet on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The Coordinating Council will meet on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 has been the date set for the Urbana Yoke Parish annual Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake event. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please add Loyle Karns, Kokomo, who had heart surgery last week. Doris Mattern is still in the hospital in Florida. Cards to Doris should be sent to her Florida home

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Gone but never forgotten.

Wabash City WINTER SALE!!! All winter clothing 50% off, other items marked day of sale. Fri., 9-5 & Sat., 9-1, Helping Hands, 20 E. Canal St., Wabash.

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.

$7,646 Touring, Black w/Flames, Low Miles Stock # I122A

FOR SALE: woman’s 10K 1 cttw, W. E. wedding ring, size 6 1/2 w/protection plan, purchased at J.C. Penney’s, $575; 1-2yr. old Craftsman table saw, like new; 1- 3/4 hp router table, 260-568-3008 after 6p.m.

$16,995 V6, Black, Sunroof, Chrome, Like New! LOW Miles! Stock # J117D

Articles For Sale

Happy Birthday Dad!

FOR SALE: split firewood, $50 a truckload, delivery available, 260-344-9670.

Love your daughters Teresa, Tracy and Tina

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

$15,908 Super Crew, New Tires & Rims, Super Clean! LOADED! Stock # I12U

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BLOW OUT! White, Cloth, All Power, Great MPG Stock # D120P

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

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Residential Direct Sales Representatives to sell/market our Fiber Optic Digital TV, High-Speed Internet and Phone services to new residential subscribers in CITY. The direct sales rep will earn a very competitive income and be responsible for effective in-person sales calls.

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 125 GAL aquarium, wood cabinet, wood canopy, all accessories, 6 ft. long, 18 inches wide, 18” tall, $200, 765-981-2953.

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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.

$23,900 Black, Leather, All the Options! LOW MILES! Stock # G129D

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Building Character Offering Hope Changing Lives! For more than 155 years, White’s Residential and Family Services has been a Christian Agency committed to serving abused, neglected and troubled children and their families. White’s has become one of the largest agencies of our type serving over 2,000 children and families each year across the state of Indiana. White’s is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position for the Wabash, Indiana location:

260-571-6637 • 7 & 10 Yd. Containers • Best Rates • Trash & Shingle Removal 4395

• Full Time Youth Care Workers (3rd Shift)-High School Diploma Required • Part Time Youth Care Workers (all shifts)-High School Diploma Required • Assistant Houseparents-High School Diploma Required • Houseparents-Married Couple, both must have a High School Diploma For job description and qualification requirements, or to apply for these positions or other positions, please visit our website at www.WhitesKids.org and then click on the Jobs tab. 9125

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WABASH COUNTY firm is seeking a title clerk. In this role you will be responsible for clerical duties, administrative duties, and assist with special projects. Candidates must communicate professionally both orally and written and have a high comfort level of computer and several software applications. Title experience preferred but not necessary, but must be detail oriented. Please email resume to Wabash@wvaco.com.

Needed!

Submit Resume To: Family Service Society, Inc. Heather Kitts 101 S. Washington Marion, IN 46952 Or hkitts@famservices.com

Wanted WANTED TO buy: 85 hp flathead Ford motor, fits a 49-51 Ford car, 260-5632904, John Bower.

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HANDY MAN looking to expand. Yard & property clean up, cut & stack wood, dry wall, paint, roofs, siding, plumbing & all odd jobs. Leave message, 260750-2709.

Hands of Hope Community Education Coordinator to conduct educational programs at all Wabash County junior high and high schools focusing on healthy relationships. The coordinator will also focus on program and resource development in Wabash County. Flexible schedule up to 30 hours per week. Good presentation and public speaking skills necessary. More information on www.famservices.com

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. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy under the bankruptcy code.

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

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3 TINY Shitzuh puppies, females, ready for new homes, parents on site, $300 each, 574-527-6369. THE PAMPERED PUP, full groom, small dogs, boarding in a homelike setting , 260-563-5985.


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‘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 DELUXE 1 bdrm w/refrigerator & stove; water, heat & sewage furnished, no pets, plus deposit, 115 1/2 W. Sinclair St., 260-5633329.

$8,900 DVD, CLEAN, All Power, Roomy! Stock # K117U

1 BDRM, upstairs apt., $320/mo. plus deposit, you pay electric, 260-5634059.

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 LARGE BREED Pitbull pups, 10 weeks old, vet checked & wormed, 4 males, 3 black & white, 1 red & white, parents on site, family raised, 260330-3132.

$14,880 One Owner, All Power, V6, Sport Red! Stock # C19A

Leather, Sunroof, All Power, Silver, CLEAN! Stock # F114A

2 BDRM, 2 bath, central air, washer & dryer furnished, no pets, deposit required. Available Feb. 1,

BLOW OUT! White, Cloth, All Power, Great MPG Stock # D120P

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 Real Estate FOR SALE: One story older home on 1 1/2 acres in LaFontaine area. Call 765-981-4049 or 765-9812491.

For Rent COMPLETELY REMODELED country home on 3 acres, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, very nice, attached garage & 24X24 pole barn, just 4 miles from town. Available in March, $675/mo. plus deposit & references, 260568-0942.

Downtown Apartments All utilities & Cable Included

CARS TRUCKS VANS and will haul away

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1 BDRM apt., newly remodeled, move in ready, all appliances furnished, utilities-except electric furnished, no pets, 260-3486938. IN MANCHESTER: 1 bdrm upstairs apartment, wall coverings & appliances furnished, 260-982-2746.

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

Further Information may be obtained by calling Dennis Gouvan at

(260) 563-7369 Sealed bids must be recieved by February 9, 2012 & mailed to

Call Larry at

(260) 571-2801

Zimmerman Law Office PC 81 E. Hill St. • Wabash, IN 46992

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 HOME FOR rent in country. Manchester Schools, 34 bdrm, unfurnished, no pets, $500/mo. plus utilities & security deposit. Mail inquiries w/contact information to: Rental House, P.O. Box 297, Wabash, IN 46992. NICE 1 bdrm apartment in the city. Stove, refrigerator & utilities furnished, $500/mo., off street parking, 260-571-3978. 2 BDRM, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook-up, C/A, northside, $100 wk. plus deposit, 260-563-1556 or 765-8631453. ALL NEW & freshly painted 1 bdrm apartment, all utilities furnished, good location, off street parking, yard,$150/wk, 260-5630107.

Auto 1999 GMC extended cab. 4X4, V8 5.3, runs & looks good, don’t use oil, $3,000, 260-786-3133 or 260-3586263.

Single & Sectional Homes New & Used

SMALL 2 bdrm house, $350/mo. plus deposit & utilities, 260-571-3844.

21x21 attached garage, full basement with large workshop for man cave or finish for more living space, new roof and bathroom, nice eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, large living room with fireplace, beautiful yard with mature trees for the gardener or to entertain, all appliances negotiable, priced for quick sale.

3 Miles South of Wabash 2007 BUICK Rendevous CXL, tan & cappuccino,

260-563-8078

63,350 miles, excellent

“Family Owned & Operated” Over 38 Years in Business

cond., $16,000, 260-5683356.

1997 Pontiac Bonneville

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(765) 833-2111

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

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2500 /obo

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(260) 571-5649

3 BDRM, 1 bath, washer/dryer hook-up, $450/mo., $450 deposit, no pets, 409 Congress St., 260-569-1303.

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY apartment w/utilities paid, $330/mo. plus deposit & references, 260563-2540.

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Ranch In Nice Quiet Neighborhood.

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1 BDRM upstairs apt., stove, refrigerator, $90/wk., plus deposit, 260-5631556 or 765-863-1453.

260-569-1281

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2007 CHEVY Impala, white, 150,000 miles, Flex fuel, clean inside & out, $6,500/obo, 260-5715052.

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