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Dale Farms’ barn goes up in flames, no loss of livestock by Eric Stearley email@example.com Shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night, fire departments from around the county raced to put out the fire that destroyed a hog barn owned by Dale Farms on County Road 500 North. In total, six fire departments were deployed to the scene, battling flames that engulfed the entire building as the temperature dropped as low as -7 degrees. “I got a call about 20 after 10 from the neighbors out here,” said Greg Dale, who was on the scene. “By the time I got here at 23 after, this building was pretty much gone already. I’m gonna guess it probably started around 10 o’clock, as fast as it went up.” Firefighters from Urbana, Roann, Noble, Pleasant, Chester, and Liberty Townships drove tanker after tanker to the scene in an attempt to supply enough water to subdue the flames. In addition to the flames, firefighters had to battle nearly two feet of accumulated snow and frozen tanker valves. “My valves are frozen up, so this truck is out of service,” said Noble Township’s South Station Captain Joe McKenzie, as he drove away from the scene in Tanker 53. Two more tankers headed toward the scene passed McKenzie as he drove away just after midnight. Firefighters fought the flames with hoses from the ground, as well as from the roof of a nearby barn. Because of the quantity of smoke, which was visible from U.S. 24, it was difficult for firefighters to see where the water being sprayed from the hoses was going. Firefighters caught in the stream continued the fight, the water freezing on their coats, pants and helmets. Even with the extreme heat of the fire radiating from the building, firefighters standing just feet from the building’s outer walls had frozen beards and moustaches. This is the second disaster to hit the Dale Farms property in (continued on Page 5)
Catch all the girls’ basketball sectional action Tuesday at 7 p.m. Game 1 – Lady Knights vs. North Miami Wednesday at 6 p.m. Game 2 – Lady Squires vs. Oak Hill, followed by Lady Norse vs. Lewis Cass (Game 3) Friday at 6 p.m. – Lady Apaches vs. Winner of game 1, followed by Winner of game 2 vs. winner of game 3 Saturday at 7:30 p.m. – Championship game
A FIRE FIGHTER AIMS HIS HOSE at two-story flames that engulfed a barn outside Urbana on Monday, Feb. 10. A backhoe tears the barns outer wall down to allow direct access to the source of the flames. Firefighters from around the county rushed to Dale Farms just after 10 p.m. to extinguish a fire that burnt a 200-foot-long livestock barn to the ground. Bottom-left: Pleasant Township firefighters plan their attack as flames rise out of the burning building. Bottom-right: A firefighter drags 200 feet of hose toward the flames after the building’s eastern wall was demolished. (photos by Eric Stearley)
Candidates file for upcoming county elections by Eric Stearley firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, Feb. 7 was the final day for hopeful candidates to file for this year’s county elections. The offices of Wabash County Clerk, Assessor, Recorder, Prosecuting Attorney and District 2 Commissioner are uncontested races. Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land faces a three-way race against Jim Eubank and Walter W. Woods. No less than 20 members of the community are throwing their hats into the race for State Convention Delegate at Large. For a full listing of all 83 candidates, see Page 5.
WABASH COUNTY SHERIFF CANDIDATE WALTER W. WOODS has his papers stamped and filed by Wabash County Clerk Elaine J. Martin, who is also up for re-election, on Friday, Feb. 7, the final day for candidates to file for the 2014 elections. (photo by Eric Stearley)
City receives funding for Alber Street Project by Eric Stearley email@example.com On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Indiana Department of T r a n s p o r t a t i o n announced that Wabash is among the rural cities, towns and counties to which it is awarding $86 million in federal transportation funds. This announcement came after Mayor Vanlandingham and Wabash City Street D e p a r t m e n t Superintendent Scott Richardson made a presentation to the Fort Wayne District of INDOT on Jan. 6 in hopes of acquiring funding for the second phase of the Alber Street Project. On Wednesday, it was released that the City of Wabash would receive 80 percent of the project’s cost from the state, totaling more than $1.6 million. The Alber Street Project is a $5.6 million expansion of the street on the city’s north side. It will include widening the road to include a parking lane to the east, adding a sidewalk adjacent to the parking lane, and installing new curbs, gutters, and a sewer system. Recent development has made Alber Street a more attractive way to get through town. On the north end of the street features Miller’s Merry Manor’s two buildings, as well as Wellbrooke of Wabash. Across U.S. 24 is an entrance to the retailers such as Wal-Mart, Dunham’s, Tractor Supply Company, and AT&T, as well as restaurants Bob Evans, Harvey Hinkelmeyers, and The Great Wall. The south end of Wabash Street features access to Wabash High School, as well as the corporation’s bus parking lot, and the nearby Honeywell Pool. The inclusion of a sidewalk in the expansion plans will make the walk to school for Wabash High School students much safer. In addition to increasing access to these popular destinations, city officials hope that the expansion will help to reduce traffic on Cass Street. Additionally, the Alber Street Project will prepare the area for a new County (continued on page 5)
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Wabash High School will be inducting the next class into the Wabash High School Hall of Fame on Feb. 15 in Coolman Gym when the Wabash Apache boys’ basketball team plays Lewis Cass.
Brandon France Brandon was a member of the Wabash High School Class of 1994. During high school Brandon was a two-sport letterman, lettering in football and track for all four years of high school. Brandon was selected First Team All-State as a junior and to the North AllStar team as a senior, as well as being selected First Team All-CIC both years in football. Brandon set records
for single game (265 yards), season (1316 yards) and career rushing (3551 yards). After high school, Brandon attended St. Joseph College and M a n c h e s t e r University. Brandon returned to Wabash after college. Brandon, his wife Emily, and their children currently reside in Wabash.
Jerry (King) Kizer Jerry was a member of the Wabash High School Class of 1933. During high school Jerry was a four-year member of the girls’ basketball team, known at the time as the “Snowballs.” Jerry was the captain of the Snowballs as a senior. Jerry was part of one of the top girls teams in the state, winning all but two games in her four years in high school. Jerry was one of the true pioneers of girls’ sports at Wabash and in the state of Indiana. Jerry currently resides in Waco, Texas and this past fall, celebrated her 100th birthday. John McNaughton John was a member of the Wabash High School Class of 1934. During high school, John was named First
ball team, starting for four years. He was a four-year member and starter on the baseball team. Red, after completing his fifth year on the football team, immediately joined the W.A.A. football team and spent the next 13 years as one of the top players on the squad. Red lived in Wabash his whole life and was a city fireman, including time spent as chief. Red passed away in August of 1956.
Team All State at the center position in basketball as a senior. John was a two-year letterman in basketball and track at Wabash after moving to Wabash from Sullivan in between his sophomore and junior years. John was captain of both the basketball and track teams as a senior. John was the Sectional Champion in the shot put as a junior. John was a member of the regional championship basketball team his senior year. John went on to Northwestern after graduation. John passed away in December of 1993.
Herbert O’Brien Herbert was a member of the Wabash High School Class of 1911. During high school Herbert was a 3-year letter winner in football and basketball. Herbert continued his athletic career at Purdue University as a member of the football team where he earned three letters. Herbert passed away in December of 1982. James Parks James is a member of the Wabash High School Class of 1947. During high school, James was a threeyear letterman in football and track, as well as a two-year letterman in basketball. James was named
William “Red” Milliner Red was a member of the Wabash High School Class of 1901. During high school, Red was a five-year member of the foot-
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Tractor Supply Company announces second annual National FFA scholarship program Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,245 Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores Feb. 1423, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers can donate at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supply’s Growing Scholars program
will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations. “The funding we received from our customers last year was incredible,” said Tractor Supply President and CEO Greg Sandfort. “We’re honored to be able to provide critical funding to FFA members who intend to pursue a college degree and local FFA chapters that enrich the lives of young members by teaching life skills, citizenship and leadership qualities. Giving back to our 1,200-plus communities that we serve is very important, and the Growing Scholars program is one of the ways that we support our current and future customers and future team members.” To be eligible for the scholarship pro-
gram, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients. “We can’t thank Tractor Supply and its customers enough for supporting FFA, student and alumni members and agriculture education in general,” said National FFA Foundation Executive Director Robert K. Cooper. “The Growing Scholars program truly makes a difference in the lives of our youth.” In addition to the Growing Scholars program, Tractor Supply and the National FFA Foundation have many other joint ini-
tiatives, including the FFA horse evaluation career development event, National FFA Week and the annual National Association of Agricultural E d u c a t o r s Conference. At an individual store level, Tractor Supply continually hosts fundraising events and works closely with local FFA chapters and high school agriculture advisors to provide resources and leverage synergies. “Local high school agricultural advisors and FFA chapters feel at home in their local Tractor Supply stores,” said John Wendler, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “These groups often host fundraising events at our stores to raise money for community projects, like building a school greenhouse, a new bridge in a public park or an animal care lab. Our stores
also work with local FFA members to support specific programs and proficiencies by providing demonstrations from knowledgeable Tractor Supply employees and our vendor partners, which brings significant value to both organizations.” Tractor Supply has been a sponsor of the National FFA Foundation for 27 years. The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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An estimated 10 million Americans show evidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a progressive eye condition that can destroy “straight-ahead” vision, according to Dr. Farlow, Therapeutic Optometrist. February is AMD Awareness Month and we encourage all people, especially those at higher risk for this disease, to familiarize themselves with the potential symptoms and need for regular eye examinations” Dr. Farlow said. “To help people better understand this disease, we’ve prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions about AMD.” Q: What is AMD? A: AMD stands for Age-related Macular Degeneration, a disease that breaks down the macula - the light-sensitive portion of the retina that allows you t see fine detail. It blurs the straight-ahead vision required for activities such as reading or driving. Q: What causes AMD? A: The causes of AMD are still unknown. One form of AMD (Dry) may be caused by aging and thinning of the macular tissues, pigment deposits in the macula, or a combination of the two. The other form of AMD (Wet), results when new blood vessels grow beneath the retina and leak blood and fluid. This leakage causes retinal cells to die and creates blind spots in central vision. Q: Who is at risk for AMD? A: Risk factors for AMD include: Smoking, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, and Family History of AMD. Also, Caucasians and females are more prone to AMD. Q: What are the symptoms of AMD? A: Early symptoms of AMD include blurred vision or dark spots in the center of vision. The symptoms can appear painlessly and gradually, making early detection and treatment essential. Q: How can AMD be detected? A: Early-stage AMD can be detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test and dilated eye exam. If AMD is detected, further tests may be required. Q: Can AMD be cured? A: There is no cure for AMD at this time. There are, however certain treatments that can slow or minimize vision loss, and, in some cases, even improve vision. Q: How is AMD treated? A: There are several treatment options that your eye doctor may consider, including:*Vitamins, Research suggests that certain vitamin supplements taken in combination may reduce vision loss in some stages of AMD * Laser Surgery (WET AMD) * Injections (Wet AMD). “While there is no cur for AMD, early detection and treatment can slow or minimize vision loss, and, in some cases even improve vision.“ Dr. Farlow said. “There are also devices that can help people suffering from AMD related vision loss achieve improvement in their functional vision for performing daily routines.” Dr. Farlow owns and practices at Dr. Bradley A. Farlow located at 144 W. Hill St. Wabash and is a member of Vision Source, the nation’s number one network of private optometrists. Founded in 1991, The Vision Source network includes more than 3,000 offices in all 50 states and in Canada.
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First Team All-CIC in football as a junior and senior and was also named Honorable Mention All-State in both of those years. James was also named Third Team All-CIC in basketball as a senior. After high school, James attended Ball State University and was a member of the football team, starting on the undefeated team of 1949. James served in the 101st Airborne Division in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 and then returned to finish his degree at BSU. James then returned to Wabash for a time after college and was the varsity tennis coach for three years.
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Wabash Football team for three years and was selected All-State as a junior. The football team did not lose a game during Bruce’s final two seasons. After high
school, Bruce attended Purdue University where he was a threeyear starter at Halfback on the Football team. Bruce passed away in April of 1957.
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Dale Farms’ barn goes up in flames...continued from front page less than three months. On Nov. 17, 70 mph winds took the roof off of the property’s southernmost building and collapsed most of its walls. The storm caused a second building across the road to collapse as well, which was also owned by Dale Farms. Amazingly, both disasters destroyed buildings that were unoccupied by livestock at the time, sparing the only occupied barn. In both cases, the vacancy
was a result of an ongoing roof replacement. Dales had just recently finished replacing the roof on the barn that burnt down Monday night. “We had no pigs in anything that is on fire right now,” said Dale. “This one running [perpendicular], there are 2,000 pigs in that one right now.” Dale said they were planning to fill the large, L-shaped barn
City receives funding for Alber Street Project... continued from front page Hospital in the future. “We look at that as a future healthcare center,” said Economic Development Group CEO Bill Konyha. “Anything that improves transportation and traffic flow, whether it’s vehicular or pedestrian, can only help as an opportunity to attract healthcare businesses. We’re happy that INDOT has decided to approve that project, because it brings $1.6 million into our local economy.” The land between Alber Street and Wabash Street just east of Wellbrooke has been purchased by the hospital and plans include an Alber Street entrance in addition to the main entrance on Wabash Street. “I think it’s wonderful,” said Wabash County Hospital President and CEO Marilyn CusterMitchell. “It will be beneficial to Wellbrooke, which is already out there, and eventually to the hospital, whenever we do move out there. It’s a great thing for Wabash.” Broken into two phases, the city received grant money for Phase I of the project in February of 2010. Phase I is the larger of the two phases and includes the area between Cass Street and Euclid Street. Right-of-way planning and land appraisals are in their final stages, and construction on the first phase will start later
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this year. Phase II, for which the city was just recently granted money, is set to begin in 2017. Phase two includes the area between Euclid Street and U.S. 24. The presence of the INDOT grants for both phases, totaling nearly $4.5 million, means that the City of Wabash will only be responsible for 20 percent of the total project cost. “As a small community, it’s a big plus for us, having to come up with 20 percent instead of all of it,” said Mayor Vanlandingham. Though the expansion will cut into the front lawn of homeowners on the street, Mayor Vanlandingham and others feel strongly that it will benefit the community as a whole. “It will be a change for people,” he said. “Some people will love it and some people probably won’t, but overall, I think it will be great for the community. It’s a project that we’ve talked about for a long time, and I’m just glad to see it continuing.”
that caught fire Monday night with 2,000 hogs on Wednesday. Urbana residents could smell the fire from town, nearly a mile and a half away. Though the cause was not known at the time of this publication, heaters were likely to blame for the fire. “I’m gonna guess [it was] one of the heaters or something,” said Dale. “That’s my guess. I don’t know what else would have done it.” Dale Farms utilized gas heaters in the building. “I shut the gas off first thing when I got here, before it got back to the main,” said Dale. If it had gotten back there, it would have been major. Aiding in the extinguishing effort was a backhoe, which tore down the outer walls of the 200-plus-foot build-
ing, giving those behind the nozzles a direct shot at the source of the flames. Other individuals, appearing to be Dale Farms associates, stood with Mr. Dale as they watched the building go up in flames. “I wanted to get back here to see where it was,” one of the men commented. “I didn’t know this was empty, but it was gone when I got here anyway.” By midnight, the majority of the fire was extinguished, the glowing smoke that filled the night sky vanishing into darkness once again. This was, yet again, a shining example of bravery, as volunteers left the warmth and comfort of their homes to battle wicked flames in the frigid darkness of a February night in Wabash County.
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Letter to editor: canned hunting Dear editor, Once again we see legislation aimed at allowing Canned Hunting here in Indiana. Senate Bill 404 sponsored by Senator Carlin Yoder, a Republican from Middlebury, passed out of committee along party line votes last week. It is feared to have a chance of passing as Senator Long, who previously held the Bill, has now allowed it to proceed. Shooting captive
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trophy antlers sold for large sums of money. Even after the Daniels administration action, the canned hunting industry lead by Farm Bureau Inc. has continued to promote and push legislation to allow canned deer hunting. Deer farms have continued to increase despite the 2007 ban on hunts. In 2000, we had 193 people with game breeder permits, in 2007 the number was 237, and since Daniels action, it still has risen to 364. Since 2007, the state has also seen 98 reported captive deer escapes, TB was found in three captive herds, and there was a deer
brought from Pennsylvania that had been exposed to a mad cow like disease that escaped and has not been found. A further injustice is that taxpayers’ and sportsmen’s’ dollars are being used to compensate deer farmers for deer that had to be destroyed because they were found to have a disease or were exposed to a disease. The deer farm industry, despite being told “no,” still continues to push for canned hunts because that is the only real market that they have, since most consumers won’t pay the high price for deer and do not like it’s taste as
compared to other meats. Governor Pence stated in a speech that Hoosiers value and appreciate their animals. Hoosiers need to call and write Governor Pence, and their state senators and representatives and tell them Hoosier values don’t include shooting tame farm raised animals for sport and trophies as this is “not hunting nor farming,” it is an unfair act. We must stop it from becoming legal. Doug Allman Indiana Deer Hunters Association Fishers, Ind.
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shake good enough?” These questions and more will be answered at the Wabash REMC building starting Feb. 12. This talk is the third in a series of six put on by the Purdue Extension Office.
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welcome to attend any or all of the talks. The program will start at 7 p.m. at the Wabash REMC Building, 350 Wedcor Ave., Wabash.
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The Wabash County Sheriff Department recently released their monthly statistics for the month of January. The department had 32 traffic citations, 29 traffic warnings and five DUI arrests, with no other alcohol related arrests. There were 18 total individual arrests, with eight felony counts and 27 misdemeanor counts. The department had five total drug arrests with four felony counts and eight misdemeanor counts. The department worked 39 criminal cases, 79 crashes and a total of 31 transports. They served 440 civil process papers, served 22 warrants, had six public appearances and worked a total number of 858 calls for service. 22196
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL & KAY: Kay Bellinger will be celebrating her 90th birthday on February 19. She is known in this community as former M a n c h e s t e r Community School nurse. The current Christmas REACH program to support families was initiated by Kay many years ago. She has served this town with her talents and with love. Also, Bill’s birthday is February 16. He will be 93 years old. If you would like to send a card, their address is: Bill and Kay Bellinger; 400 W. 7th Street, Suite 317, North Manchester, IN 46962 HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLARENCE TURLEY! To former school board member Clarence Turley, who served for eight years and during which time MCS only missed one day of school because of weather! Clarence’s birthday is on Feb. 9. He has had a part of his right foot removed and is in St. Joseph Hospital, 700 Broadway, Fort Wayne, 46802. Your cards would be a great way to cheer him up! BEANS & BOOGIE DINNER & CONCERT TO B E N E F I T MICHAEL HENSLEY FAMILY: Saturday, Feb. 15 from 4-8 p.m. The event will be held at the Congregational Christian Church. A freewill offering will be received and all
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COMMUNITY NEWS 8:30 p.m. at Roann First Brethren Church for an hour of low impact exercise and fellowship. This is a free meeting. For more information,
call Jody Stakeman at 260-568-3857. ROANN LIONS CLUB VALENTINE BANQUET: The Roann Lions Club will provide the senior citizens for the Roann community with dinner and entertainment on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. This will be held at the Roann United Methodist Church. Please call 765-8335663 for reservations. You do not have to be registered to attend. They will also be offering home deliver-
ies for shut-ins in the community. If you know of someone to be added to the list please call the number listed. THE ROANN FIRE Department will hold its annual all-you-caneat grilled tenderloin meal on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Roann Community Building. Carryouts are available. Hot dogs are available for children. Children age 5 and under eat free! THE ROANN
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LIBRARY will be closed on Feb. 17 in honor of President’s Day. No materials will be due on this day. For up to date closings due to weather, please go to the library’s Facebook page. T-BALL, Coaches Pitch and Major League Baseball sign ups are Feb.15, 9-12 p.m. at the Roann Town Hall. Boys and girls aged 5 to 12 are welcome to sign up. They will take 4 year olds if they are advanced and big
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THE ROANN ALUMNI DINNER will be held on Friday, April 25. This is a week later due to Good Friday/Easter weekend being on the usual third Friday. The details will be announced later. They would like everyone to know that the Alumni dinner is now open to anyone who ever attended any grade at the Roann School. They hope to encourage those who attended Roann but graduated at Northfield or elsewhere to join them. Joe Krom is president and Judy Cole is secretary. KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP will be held for just one day, March 19, from 8-11:30 (continued on page 11)
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O.J. Neighbours releases second quarter honor roll O.J. Neighbours Elementary recently released the honor roll of their second and third grade students for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year.
Second Grade Hunter Alston, Matthew Anderson, Isaiah Beall, Tyler Bear, Chloe Bishir, Grayden Blair, Isaac Byers, Talia Carrillo, Jaide Clark, Octavia
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continued from page 10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. in the lobby area of the Honeywell Center. Any child planning on attending kindergarten this fall must go to the round up to register. Registration papers may be picked up in advance at the school the child will be attending. Parents must bring an original copy of a birth certificate and shot records with all other paperwork to round up. Free dental exams, vision screenings, and booster shots will be available at the round up. These are required for
attending school in the fall. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to: Rosie Krom, David Williams, Angie Cartwright, Cathy Trump, Paul Roth, Rod Birk, Elliot Hendrick, John Livengood, Jeff Slee, Alexander Scott Hentgen, Nancy Vigar, Kimberly Baer and Paige Nichole Cooley. (From the Roann Community Calendar). H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY this week to: Mr. and Mrs. LeVoy Early, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brower, Mr.
and Mrs. Gene Ahlfeld, and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Cartwright... (From the Roann C o m m u n i t y Calendar) ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my email address at roannhappenings@ya hoo.com, or you may call me at the phone number listed. The deadline for news to appear in the next weekâ€™s issue of The Paper is Tuesday at noon. It would be best to submit timely news items two weeks in advance.
Brittany Eiser and Kory Estep to wed
Mark and Kim Eiser announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Eiser, Mentone, Ind., to Kory Estep, Wabash. Brittany is the daughter of Mark and Kim Eiser, Mentone, and a graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. She con-
tinued her education at Indiana State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She is currently employed at Cardinal Services. Kory is the son of Steve and Debbie Estep, Wabash. He is a graduate of Northfield Jr.-Sr. High
School and continued his education at Wyotech in Blairsville, Pa. He is currently employed as a service technician at Dorais. The couple plans to wed Aug. 9, 2014 in the Akron United Methodist Church.
Gaston, Troy GueninHodson, Emilee Harrell, Dylan Hines, Mariah Huttinger, Levi Hyden, Calisen Kugler, Bradlee Larrowe, Calista Larrowe, Karigan Long, Shylah Miller, Irma Robles, Sydney Sickafus, Alavin Stalcup, Emily Stellar, Asa Thomas, Isabella Vail, Kaden Vogel, Brooke Wagner, Logan Walters Ethan Watkins, Lucas Webb and Izaak Wright. Third Grade Dylan Abshire, Conner Ammerman, Eli Bayliss, Conner Black, Abigaile Boggs, Jorri Booth, Justin Booth, Sara Buga, Morgan
Butcher, Elijah Callahan, Abigail Campbell, Kiara C a r m i c h a e l , Kaedance Corn, Ashlynn Cruz, Andrea Davis, Grace Denney, Andrew Dillon, Abigail Dolby, Nicholas Ewing, Kaden Fedewa, David Ford, Jacob France, Solomon France, Madisen French, Taydem Harlan, Jakob Hipskind, Madelyn Hipskind, Daniel Hueston, Cole Hughes, Jackson Jacoby, Alexander Jones, Kirsten Lee, Rosalynn Lemaster, Chase Liebo, Kahlani Locklear, Allianah Lopex, Hope Martin, Elizabeth Mattern, Arthur McCord,
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THE WALKER FAMILY would like to send a special thank you to Chris and Carrie Tyson and all
their crew from Cat Excavating for donating their time and material to build their daughter a wheelchair ramp after her auto accident. Also, a much needed thanks to Lonnie and Carol Dennison for donat-
ing a wheelchair and to Bob and Suzie Mendoza for their generosity of a meal. LAFONTIANE ASHLAND DAYS F E S T I V A L Committee will meet on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Lions room at the Community Building. Hope to see you there. LUCKY HORSESHOE 4-H CLUB will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Somerset Community Building. GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING at the library. 4&B4K will meet at Troyer Memorial Library in LaFontaine Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. in the children’s room. Preschoolers are invited to participate in a story, craft and snack. The group meets the third Friday of each month. Adults are encouraged to stay with the children for the 45 minutes of fun. BOOK CLUB for adults will meet Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. Racing in the Rain is the book. Discussion will be led by Berti Huffelschmidt. Books are on loan from the Indiana Humanities. There is no cost to participate in the get together. They make it possible for each person to have a copy
TRY OUT TIMES PER AGE GROUP SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 16th & 23rd 2014 T Ball 4-6 year olds....12:00 PM (register only) CP 6-8 year olds........1:00 PM 9-10 year olds............2:00 PM 11-12 year olds..........3:00 PM 13-16 year olds..........4:00 PM (14-16 register only ) New players must bring official birth certificate for age verification. Any player from ages 6 thru 16 that does not tryout will not be eligible for a draft. Remember if you live in the boundaries of Wabash County you are eligible to play.
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2014 WABASH COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION & TRY-OUTS The Registration Fees are as follows. NATIONAL LEAGUE & AMERICAN LEAGUE - $65.00 COACHES PITCH - $60.00 • T- BALL - $55.00 MAXIMUM $95.00 PER FAMILY • Jr LEAGUE $65.00 per player $10.00 Late fee will be charged if not signed up on these dates (payment arrangements available) *All managers, coaches, and volunteers need to see Matt Baker for background check/volunteer forms.*
of the book. What a great contribution! Be sure to stop in library to pick up a copy. Mark your calendar for future meetings: Monday, March 17 at 1 p.m., leader Donna Pattee Ballard; Friday, April 25 at 9 a.m., leader Beth Sheeley; Monday, May 19 at 1 p.m., leader Marsha Jones. Join the fun. ATTENTION U.S. Veterans! Lions club needs you to help them serve our community. Join a local club today. Clubs in the area are L a F o n t a i n e , Somerset, Urbana, Richvalley, Roann, Laketon and North Manchester. These are the Wabash County clubs, but there is also a club in Peru and Denver. All of these clubs are involved in their community and can use your help. For more information you may contact me at 765-9814054 and I will give you the contact information for the club that you would be interested in. FALCON FOUR WINNERS for week Jan. 27-31 at LaFontaine School were: Jazmine Pecey for respect and Colton Jones for determination. Congrats! C O N G R AT U L A TIONS to all January Pats at LaFontaine School. A couple examples are: Christian Cisneros in sixth grade from Mrs. Bradley “Helped clean the kitchen when staff was absent.” Luke Hunsberger in sixth grade from Mr. Mariatt “Keep’em Honest Winner.” CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS go out to the families and friends of James Sailors and Martha Curless. YOUTH “DRIVE IN” MOVIE at the LaFontaine Christian Church on Saturday, Feb. 22. Kids grade six and younger are invited to build a car and join them for a movie. If you have any questions, please contact Josh at 773-504-7274. C O N G R AT U L A TIONS Jim and Robin Derek on 50 years of marriage. On Feb. 1 at Dallas Winchester Senior Center they celebrated with family and friends. They were married on Jan. 11, 1964. BOWLING PARTY will be held at Cannonball Lanes Wabash on Sunday, Mar. 16 by the LaFontaine Christian Church.
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THANK YOU Liston Creek Gospel Boys and Lane Family Band for their performance on Saturday, Feb. 1 from the LaFontaine Lions. SCHOLARSHIPS are available for LaFontaine and Liberty Township Seniors. You must live in LaFontaine or Liberty Township and plan on going on to college. You may get the application in the guidance office at Southwood High. These are given out every year by the LaFontaine Lions. The amount varies each year. NOBLE KNIGHTS Southwood High for week Jan. 27-31 are: Junior High: Cameron Ball (nominated by Mrs. Grossman) Senior High: Jon Berlier (nominated by Mr. Gohmann) Thank you illustrating respect, responsibility and personal best! HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS – Learn How to Make the Case for Life at Workshop Day on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake. Michael Spencer will be the speaker. For more information, email email@example.com or call 574-306-7406. PETER HECK (radio host) is coming to Church of Christ at Treaty on Feb. 22 and 23. This program will include “America’s Foundation of Faith” with multimedia. This will be presented in four one-hour sections on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch provided. Peter will also speak on Sunday, Feb. 23 in their Bible school hour and in worship. JOSHUA SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS of Church of Christ at Treaty is preparing care packages for their college students and servicemen and women. They will prepare the packages for shipping the first of March. Cards or notes of encouragement would be a wonderful gift as well. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Lakin Wimmer Feb. 1, Julie Lengel Feb. 3, Mike Schrameck Feb. 4, Holly Gillespie Feb. 10, Stan Oven Feb. 8, Bob Royce Feb. 11, Kathie Dawes Feb. 12 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shelia Schrameck Feb. 14
James Cochran, Laura Adams Feb. 17, Ashley Vandermark, Bob Bailey Feb. 19 HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY Ron and Noel Huston Feb. 8, Jim and Sandra Weaver Feb. 10 H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY Jim and Martha Philbeck Feb. 14 WORDS OF WISDOM: “Your mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well. She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on Earth can separate you, not time, not space, not even death” Unknown I WOULD like for you to send your news and pictures to me by Thursday before The Paper comes out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 2258 E 1050 S LaFontaine, IN, 46940. These can be any club news, family, birthdays, anniversaries, births or parties. I am looking forward to receiving your news items.
Ridenours thank road crews
Dear editor, I would like to give a great big shout our and thank you to all of our state, county and city highway workers for doing a fantastic job of keeping our highways and roads cleared. You worked extra long hours, in the worst of conditions, working against snow, ice and wind, other drivers, slide offs and accidents to do what needed to be done. You even had to plow open roads so firetrucks could get through. We truly appreciate and thank you. God bless and keep you safe. Jon and Lyn Ridenour
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Yoshiko West, 72 Warsaw resident Nov. 1, 1941 – Feb. 4, 2014 Yoshiko West, 72, died Feb. 4. She was born Nov. 1, 1941. She was married to Danny West; he survives. She is also survived by one brother and one sister. There will be no services.
by Cameron Cooper, 24, Peru, was traveling too fast around a curve on SR 15, left the roadway and overturned. Feb. 2 At approximately 10:48 p.m., an eastbound vehicle driven by Tamara Rish, 50, Roann, drove through a large puddle on SR 16, which pulled the vehicle into a snow bank causing it to roll onto its side. Feb. 4 At approximately 5:45 a.m., an eastbound vehicle driven
by Sheila Smith, 61, Marion, struck a deer on SR 114. At approximately 6:10 a.m., a northbound vehicle driven by David Ditton, 52, Roann, struck a deer on CR 800. Feb. 5 At approximately 11:25 a.m., a southbound vehicle driven by Christian Pertersheim, 47, GAP, Pa., attempted to avoid a rear end collision on SR 15, ran off the road and collided with a mailbox. Feb. 6
At approximately 7:23 a.m., a southbound vehicle driven by Brittney Bailey, 28, Wabash, lost steering in the vehicle, crossed the centerline and collided with a northbound vehicle. Bookings Jan. 31 Kimberly Tackett, 29, North Manchester, failure to appear, writ. Bill Kelly, 57, Kokomo, failure to appear, revocation of probation, possession of marijuana. Landon Nelson, 20,
Trinley Baele newborn Feb. 7, 2014 Trinley Makynna Baele, was stillborn at 1:03 pm, Friday, Feb. 7, at Duke’s Memorial Hospital, Peru. She was born to Shannon Dalton and Richard Baele. She is survived by her parents, Shannon Dalton and Richard Baele, both of Wabash; three brothers; Tristan Matthew Dunnagan, Trinton Malachi Dalton, and Trayton Makayden Dalton, all of Wabash; three sisters, Trinity Makallyn Dalton, Wabash, and Lucy Hope Baele, Bloomington, Ill.; grandparents, Willis Jr. and Connie Dunnagan, LaFontaine, and Roger and Kim Quakenbush, Wabash; great grandparents, Willis Dunnagan Sr. and Mary Ward, Wabash, and step great grandmother Gale Harness, Lafontaine. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Matthew Dunnagan; great uncle, Ernie Dunnagan, and great grandparents, Frances Dunnagan, James Ward, Ruth Wardell, and Robert Baele, and step great grandparent, Dale Harness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash with Pastor Tom Cochran officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Frances Slocum Cemetery, Wabash County. The memorial guest book for Trinley may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.\
Lawrence Mills, 70 United States Marine Corp veteran Sept. 7, 1943 – Feb. 6, 2014 Lawrence Mills, 70, died Feb. 6. He was born Sept. 7, 1943. He was married to Elizabeth Whitley; she survives. He is also survived by one son, one daughter, two brothers, one sister, seven stepgrandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary.
Wabash, felony dealing in a narcotic drug. Feb. 1 Jacob Lawson, 31,
Wabash, theft, habitual traffic violator. Sandra Miller, 30, Laketon, misde-
Edna Pence, 85 Eel River Community Church of the Brethren Oct. 3, 1928 – Feb. 6, 2014
Edna Pence, 85, died Feb. 6. She was born Oct. 3, 1928. She was married to Ronald Pence. She is survived by one son, two daughters, one sister and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, and her parents. There will be no services.
Ronald Myers, 56 Warren resident July 9, 1957 – Feb. 2, 2014
Martha Curless, 89 Wabash resident July 28, 1924 – Feb. 3, 2014 Martha F. (Schaus) Curless, 89, rural Wabash, died at 11:45 a.m., Monday, Feb. 3, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. She was born July 28, 1924 in Evansville to George and Hazel (Wilson) Deibler. Martha first married Orville “Bud” Schaus in Evansville, on Aug. 1, 1942; he died May 1974. She then married Jack Curless in Lincolnville on Dec. 31, 1981; he died June 2008. She worked at the Wabash County Hospital 17 years. Martha loved watching the Chicago Cubs, Indiana University Basketball, golf, tennis on television, and also enjoyed her kids and grandkids. She is survived by four daughters, Linda Conner, Reynolds, Ind., Cathy (Robert) Schmalzried, Wabash, Nancy (Jan) Blocher, North Manchester, and Ruth (Tim) Ranck, Wabash; two step daughters, Ellen (Robert) Ogle, New Haven, and Marlene Quinn, Urbana; 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and her brother, Dan (Sondra) Deibler, Chesapeake, Va. Her parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service. Burial followed in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Preferred memorial is Lincolnville United Methodist Church. The memorial guest book for Martha may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Richard Bennett, 64 Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church
Ronald E. Myers, 56, died Feb. 2. He was born July 9, 1957. He is survived by one brother. He was preceded in death by his parents. By his request no services will be held.
Eldon Snyder, 100 Member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren Sept. 17, 1913 – Feb. 8, 2014
Eldon Eugene Snyder, 100, died Feb. 8. He was born Sept. 17, 1913. He was married to Catherine E. Yeager; she died April 10, 2008. He is survived by one son, a daughter-in-law, four grandchildren, two s t e p - g r a n d ch i l d re n , seven great-grandchildren, two step, greatgrandchildren and a sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, five brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester.
March 27, 1949 – Feb. 4, 2014 Richard “Rick” Frank Bennett, 64, Wabash, died at 12:05 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 27, 1949 in Eddystone, Penn. to Robert Fulmer and Mary Katherine (Anger) Bennett. Rick was a 1967 graduate of Wabash High School, and attended Purdue University. He married Sally Howenstine in Wabash, on Aug. 31, 1974. He owned Glass Products of Indiana for 40 years, retiring in 2012. Rick was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Honeywell Golf Course. He was a former bowler and avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Sally Bennett, Wabash; two daughters, Minda L. (Bryan) Parish, Wabash, and Melissa (Robert) Peterson, Lagro; three grandchildren, Blake Peterson and Taylor Peterson, both of Lagro, and Jacob Figert, Wabash; two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Bennett, Lenore, Tenn., and Ronald (Sarah) Bennett, Muscatine, Iowa; two sisters, Patricia (Dale) Finney, League City, Texas, and Peggy (Randy) Chekouras, Marion, and his dog, Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Mary Dawn Noel Quassey. A funeral mass was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, on Feb. 7, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial followed in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. A Rosary service was held at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are the Animal Shelter of Wabash County or St. Bernard Catholic Church. The memorial guest book for Richard may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
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Nora A. Fearnow, 94, Wabash, died at 10:16 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash. She was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Wabash County, to Oliver Raymond and Mary (Hodson) Brown. Nora married Raymond C. Fearnow, Sr. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lagro on Feb. 14, 1938. He died Feb. 20, 2005. She worked at A.F. Billings in Wabash for 10 years, and retired from the Old Dutch Dairy Store in Wabash. She was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lagro. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing, and painting. Nora lived at Miller’s East the past six years. She is survived by four children, Phillip (Judy) Fearnow, Marion, Raymond C. (Rose) Fearnow, Jr., Columbia City, John Steven (Nancy) Fearnow, Roann, and Camilla R. Fearnow, Huntington; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 16 great, great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, John and Orville Brown, and three sisters, Helen Mendenhall, Dorothy Bever, and Elizabeth Shaffer, and a grandson, Wayne Wechsler. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair St., Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Lagro. Friends may call from 4-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Preferred memorial is St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Lagro. The memorial guest book for Nora may be signed at www.grandstaffhentgen.com.
William Dorais, 91 Co-Founder of Dorais Chevrolet Dec. 24, 1922 – Feb. 9, 2014 William Dorais, 91, Wabash, died at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born Dec. 24, 1922 in Spokane, Wash. to Charles E. “Gus” and Viola (Fettgetter) Dorais. Bill was an alumnus of the College of William and Mary. He married Helen A. Lagrou in Detroit, Mich. on Oct. 20, 1945; she died May 14, 2011. He co-founded, along with his father Gus, Dorais Chevrolet, Wabash, in January 1949. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, a life member of the Wabash Elks Lodge, and a charter member of the Wabash Country Club. Bill loved to play golf. He is survived by three children, David (Kaye) Dorias, Wabash, Linda (James) Zolman, Muskegon, Mich., and Bill (Mary) Dorais, Redstone, Colo.; six grandchildren, Kyle (Tracie) Zolman, Ryan (Courtney) Zolman, Megan Zolman, Katie (Connor) Bailey, William (Laurie Densen) Dorais, and Whitney Dorais; and nine great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Friday, Feb. 14, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Honeywell House. The memorial guest book for William may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
May 20, 1916 – Feb. 5, 2014 Margaret L. Lee Planalp, 97, Wabash, died at 5:27 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash. She was born May 20, 1916 in Tipton, to Ivan and Edna (Little) Presler. Margaret was a 1934 graduate of Tipton High School. She first married Omer Lee, Jr. in Tipton, on Aug. 21, 1937; he died Sept. 28, 1977. She then married Eldon Planalp on Oct. 26, 1996 in Wabash; he died Oct. 20, 2000. She was a bookkeeper and co-owner of Wilkinson Lumber Company in Wabash. Margaret was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wabash, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Gusta Robinette Circle. She was also a member of P.E.O Sisterhood, a member and past-president of Wabash Garden Club, a member of the Wabash County Hospital Auxiliary, and the West End Club. She served as secretary/treasurer of Asherwood Nature Study for 20 years. She loved bird watching, canoeing and traveling. She lived in Wabash since 1959, coming from Linden. She is survived by three children, Philip Lee, South Portland, Maine, Donald (Vicki) Lee, Wabash, and Sherilyn (Phil) Wilcox, Urbana; son-inlaw, Jon (Susan) Willis, Daleville; stepson, Wayne (Vicki) Planalp, Lake Stevens, Wash.; brother, John Bill Presler, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Angie (Gary) Hunnicutt, Andrews, Dan Lee and Christopher Lee, both of Wabash, Matthew Willis and Aaron (Kristy) Willis, both of Muncie; two step grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Diane Willis; brother, Robert Presler; and sister, Mary Jane Roberts, and an infant sister. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash with Rev. Kurt Freeman and Rev. John Cook officiating. Private burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Preferred memorial is First United Methodist Church Choir Fund. The memorial guest book for Margaret may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Richard King, 70 Member of Warsaw Community Church Feb. 16, 1942 – Jan. 16, 2014 Richard Don King, 70, rural Warsaw, died at 4:15 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1943 in Tipton, to Donald Edward and Matilda Grace (Pine) King. Richard was a graduate of Andrews High School. He married Connie (Hettmansperger) Shultz on Sept. 2, 1997 in Nashville, Ind. He has been in the livestock industry his entire life. He grew up on a grain and livestock farm. Richard has judged many cattle shows across the U.S. and Canada, and has shown many champions in the cattle industry with his children. Richard loved the equine industry. He and his wife enjoyed trail riding and traveled the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Richard worked for Kerlin Trailers in Warsaw. He was a member of the Warsaw Community Church. He served as President of the Frances Slocum Trail Riders in Peru, from 2002-2003, and Vice President from 2004-2005. He was the Director for the Indiana Trail Riders Association in 2005 and served as Secretary from 2006-2008. He was a member of the Kosciusko County Cattleman’s Association. Richard lived in North Manchester until 1985, from 19852005 in Huntington, and moved to Warsaw in 2005. He is survived by his wife, Connie King, Warsaw; three children, Jan King, Huntington, Lora (Joe) King-Pilotte, Brazil, Ind., and Chris (Keri) Shultz, North Manchester; three grandchildren, Beau Kinley and Gunnar James Shultz, both of North Manchester, and Matthew King, Brazil; his sister, Sharon (David) Pontzious, Mishawaka, and several “adopted” children and grandchildren he met while traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Warsaw Community Church, 2300 Ranch Road, Warsaw. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the church. The attire is cowboy boots, blue jeans and cowboy hats. Refreshments for family, close friends, and I.T.R.A. (Indiana Trail Riders Association), will be served at the Russell Center at CE National, 1003 Presidential Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590, 574-267-6622. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service in Wabash is handling arrangements. Preferred memorial is Midwest Equine Trails Foundation. This is a new tax-exempt foundation that was formed in 2013, The Indiana Trail Riders Association board members had asked Richard to be a board member of this new foundation. Memorials can be sent to GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.
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Accidents Feb. 2 At approximately 2:15 p.m., a vehicle driven by Mark Bennett, 53, Wabash, backed into another vehicle on Comstock Street. Feb. 5 At approximately 10:57 a.m., a vehicle driven by Alexander Huston, 24, Wabash, attempted to turn left off Falls Ave. onto
Historical facts for Feb. 12—18
by Kalie Ammons firstname.lastname@example.org It’s time to take a moment to look at the past. The Paper’s historical facts for this week are: Feb. 12, 1809— President Abraham Lincoln is born. Feb. 12, 1976— American actor Sal Mineo is stabbed to death in Hollywood. Feb. 13, 1861— Colonel Bernard J.D. Irwin performs the heroic act that made him the first recipient of the Medal of Honor. Feb. 13, 1905— President Theodore Roosevelt gives a speech on race issues in the United States, suggesting social and economic equality as a cure. Feb. 14, 278—St. Valentine is beheaded in Rome for illegally performing marriages. Feb. 14, 1929—Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin. Feb. 15, 1950—The Disney animated movie Cinderella opens in theaters. Feb. 15, 1965— Canada officially adopts the maple leaf flag. Feb. 16, 1878— Silver dollars are made legal in the United States. Feb. 16, 1923— Howard Carter opens King Tut’s tomb. Feb. 17, 1801— Thomas Jefferson is elected. Feb. 17, 1968—The U.S. weekly casualty rate for the Vietnam War reaches a record high at 543. Feb. 18, 1885— Mark Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Feb. 18, 1930— Clyde W. Tombaugh discovers Pluto, a dwarf planet.
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Sinclair St., and left the roadway due to icy road conditions, striking a parked vehicle. Feb. 6 At approximately 7:06 a.m., a vehicle driven by Daniel Garbaciak, 46, Wabash, was backing out of his driveway, when a vehicle driven by Jennifer Brannon came over the hill on Cass St. and struck his vehicle. At approximately 4:25 p.m., a vehicle driven by Sydney Gabel, 19, Wabash, struck a vehicle on Vernon St., driven by Steven Stamper, 47, Wabash. A witness claims it appeared Gabel was texting. Gabel claims she was not texting. At approximately 4:05 p.m., a northbound vehicle driven by Tyler Rittenhouse, 24, Wabash, slid into a parked vehicle on Carroll St. Citations Feb. 1 Jacob Lawson, 31, Wabash, habitual traffic violator, theft. K r i s t o p h e r Shankle, 24, Wabash, expired plates, false and fictitious registration, no financial responsibility. Feb. 2 Mary France, 47, Wabash, false and fictitious registration. Robert Smith, 29, Peru, driving while suspended prior. Feb. 3 Matthew Haughey, 22, Jonesboro, expired plates. Marvin Mills, 38, St. Louis, Mo., registered vehicle over 30,000lbs. Feb. 5 Daniel Garbaciak, 46, Wabash, operating with no financial responsibility. Manchester Police Department
Accidents Feb. 3 At approximately 10:46 a.m., vehicles driven by Brian Hodges, 39, Roann, and Adaline Smith, 75, North Manchester, collided at the intersection of SR 13 and SR 114. Feb. 5 At approximately 7:26 a.m., a vehicle driven by Michael Freels, 33, North Manchester, slid into a utility pole on N. Walnut St. Feb. 6 At approximately 9:36 p.m., a vehicle driven by Daniel Blum, 37, North
Manchester, struck a mailbox on Pony Creek Road. Citations Feb. 6 Rita Haecker, 40, North Manchester, cited for speed. Marriage Licenses Brandon Warren, 21, and Adriene Kahn, 20. Joshua Coffman, 34, and Angela McCarty, 32.
Dorothea Biehl and Doyle Biehl to Kris Biehl, personal rep deed. David Gray to Paulette Gray, warranty deed. Bank of New York Mellon Trust and Protium Master Grantor Trust to Chris Harnish, warranty deed. Bank of America to
Federal National Mortgage, warranty deed. Federal National Mortgage and Fannie Mae to Denver Brown, warranty deed. Valentina Nelson to Valentina Nelson and Jason Robinson, quitclaim deed. Kimberly Evans to Wesley Link, warranty deed.
Michael Sprinkle, 73 Member of Faith Lutheran Church
June 5, 1940 – Feb. 4, 2014 Housing & Urban Development to Mary Williams, warranty deed. Bob Rager to Gene Hapner, quitclaim deed. Green Tree Servicing to Federal National Mortgage, warranty deed. Dorothea Biehl, Kris Biehl and Doyle Biehl to Ted Biehl, personal rep deed. Kris Biehl,
Michael W. Sprinkle, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 4. He was born June 5, 1940. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, 12 grandchildren, one brother and one sister. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lyndal (Thomas) Sprinkle, and two daughters. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home.
Sue Purvis and Dave Purvis to Michael Dyson and Deborah Dyson, warranty deed. Kenneth Combs to Bill Carter and Mary Carter, warranty
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Mark Dyson and Sally Dyson, warranty deed. Larry Horine and Peggy Horine to Dennis Vigar and Jennifer Vigar, warranty deed.
Eric Schnepp, 35 U.S. Air Force veteran March 28, 1978 – Feb. 6, 2014
Eric Lee Schnepp, 35, rural Huntington, died at 3 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at his home. He was born March 28, 1978 in Wabash, to Todd and Lisa (Wilhelm) Schnepp. Eric was a 1996 graduate of Northrop High School in Fort Wayne. He served in the United States Air Force. He married Danyelle Tagliaferri in Fort Wayne, on Sept. 27, 2008. Eric worked at Ellison Bakery in Fort Wayne for 13 years. He enjoyed Colts football, Indiana University basketball, fishing, boating, and being around water, and most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Danyelle Schnepp; two sons Charles Ethan Schnepp, and Wade Allen Schnepp, all of Huntington; parents, Todd and Lisa Schnepp, Andrews; brother, Nathan Schnepp, North Manchester, and grandparents, Dean and Sue Wilhelm, Roann. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, and Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Urbana. The memorial guest book for Eric may be signed at www.grandstaffhentgen.com.
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www.thepaperofwabash.com ONLY TWO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN INDIANA to be approved to utilize eLearning Days on cancellation days and are being used as a pilot or model for districts across the state. Principal Mike Keaffaber said, “Through a partnership and continued collaboration and dialogue with the Indiana Dept. of Education as well as successful implementation of our scheduled eLearning Days, our school district has been approved to utilize eLearning capabilities during weather-related cancellations.” What does this mean for students? “If there is a school can-
cellation due to weather, Metropolitan School District of Wabash County (MSDWC) students will utilize their Mac Book to complete assignments and to communicate with their teacher as necessary throughout the day. Students will not report to school.” After looking at the weather predictions on Feb. 4, students were prepared for the school cancellation on Feb. 5. Students were sent home with his/her device and assignments for several days. Teachers were available to answer questions from students and parents over the Internet via email, chat, and/or LMS ( L e a r n i n g
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LISA (BAER) CURRY’S GIFT TO HER grandmother, Naomi Cunningham, was a ticket and a backstage pass to a Kenny Rogers concert on Jan. 31 at the Palladium Center for Performing Arts in Carmel. Pictured here from left to right are: Rhonda Baer, Naomi Cunningham, Kenny Rogers, Kay Hapner and Lisa Curry. (photo provided) sure to bring your child’s Mac, all information needed to fill out the FAFSA, and your questions. SHARP CREEK WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS drawn on Jan. 31 were Brenden Miles who was nominated by Mr. McWithey for having good manners and Trinity Shockome who was nominated by Mrs. Bretzman for helping other students who were having computer issues. SHARP CREEK DATES: Feb. 7 Drug Education/Preventio n presentation in the afternoon. Feb. 10 Midterm Ends. However, Principal Jay Snyder said, “Since we have had so many delays and cancellations due to weather, quarter three midterm reports in MSD of Wabash County will not be printed. Parents can check their child’s grades online with Skyward or contact the school or your child’s teacher at any time if you have questions about how your student is doing to this point in the quarter.” Feb. 17 - School will
be session! This is Make Up Day #2. Feb. 18 - Doyen Carson (Lincoln) will visit the fourth grade classes. Feb. 21 - Indiana author Amy Holt will be at Sharp Creek. Feb. 27 - Math Bowl Competition at the Honeywell Center. Times will be announced later. URBANA YOKE PARISH VALENTINES DESSERT CARRY-IN will be after church on Sunday, Feb. 16. Everyone is asked to bring your favorite dessert to share with others! Table service and drinks will be provided. Most of us were told eat your meal before you can have your dessert. This is being switched. Come and enjoy your dessert first and share in the fun and fellowship and then you can have your Sunday dinner. PRAYER CONCERNS: Angie Dale is home from the hospital and continuing to recover from pneumonia. Cindy Roser was moved from Indianapolis to Parview Hospital, Room 512, 2200 Randallia Drive, Fort
Wayne 46805 on Feb. 4. Please add the family of Julie Miller whose brother Kenneth Jones who died on Feb. 6. Continue to remember Bill Neale, Kitty Baer, Harold Christie, Lillian Maurer, Max VanCleave, Keith Lacanfora, Delores Greenlee, Jim Wilson, Doris Eads, Larry Ray, and Gina (Wilson) Krause and her family. BRUNCH BUNCH was snowed out for the third time so far this winter. Come and join the group for breakfast and conversation between 7:30 and 8 a.m. on any Wednesday. BIRTHDAYS: Feb. 14 - Johnny Myers, Sharon Stackhouse, Feb. 15 - Barb Sisco, M c K e n z i e Thornsbury, Landon Weeks. Feb. 16 - Karen Miller, Kim Baer. Feb. 18 - Janet Sparks, Taylor Campbell. Feb. 19 - Matthew Miller, Cindy Runkel. NEWS ITEMS and/or pictures may be mailed to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash, or emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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cery stores, farmer’s markets and roadside stands. “Agriculture and small businesses are the backbone of Indiana’s economy, and this legislation frees both enterprises from burdensome regulations that make it harder for them to turn a profit,” Banks said. “My legislation would open new markets for Hoosier farmers, creating the potential for longterm networks between buyers and sellers.” Banks said a recent study presented to the
Indiana State Department of Health revealed that even though Indiana is the 10th-largest farm state, it currently imports 90 percent of its food. The study reported that if Hoosiers bought 15 percent of their food from local farms— only $4.50 per week— it would generate $1.5 billion of new farm income for the state. SB 179 now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration. Rep. Ed Clere (RNew Albany) is the sponsor.
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WOW…A BABY! Congratulations to Breanna and Zach Rife. Baby Kinlin was born Jan. 1. She is just over one month old. Take pride in creating a special life! All my best wishes to you and yours! CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSAY in the Lagro area? Please email me or call with the specifics. Maybe you would like a special message printed to that special someone, here’s your opportunity. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! A big happy birthday shout out to all celebrating birthdays in February 2014: Feb. 1 Chase Waldron, (12 years old), Feb. 2 Thelma Sanchez, (still awesome), Feb. 5 Zach Rife, (22 and counting), Feb. 12 Bill Miller, (he remembers “Gilligan’s Island”), Feb. 20 Josh Gidley, (“Lost In Space” was his favorite T.V. show…can you say “danger Will Robinson?”), Feb. 21 Andrew Frieden, (wants to know when “I love Lucy” went into reruns). Everyone have a sincere happy birthday from a guy who stopped counting years a long time ago! YOU SAY YOU ARE HAVING AN ANNIVERSAY! These fortunate couples are celebrating an anniversary in the month of February 2014: Feb. 13 Mr. & Mrs. Scott Hendry, Feb. 25 Mr. & Mrs. Earl Good. Marriage is about teamwork…give and take…it’s not always fair, but you are fortunate to have it. Congratulations! THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY DINNER was Saturday Feb. 8. I still smile when I think of those tasty morsels. Well, I’m sure it was well received at the Lagro American Legion and I will give feedback on the event in my next column…so stand by for an update. LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN UPS will be held Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lagro Community Building. Make sure to mark this date on your calendar. YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE, (and you should), at the Lagro Community Building. Those upcoming county elections aren’t that far away. You
have a voice to be heard, cast a vote. WHAT’S GOING ON AT SALAMONIE you ask? Well, Feb. 12 preschool program “Awesome Owls”, S a l a m o n i e I n t e r p re t ive / N at u re Center, Lost Bridge West. Identical programs for preschool aged children and their adults held from 10— 11:30 a.m. and 12:30—2 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16, Eagle Watch Evening field trips, Salamonie Reservoir, meet at S a l a m o n i e I n t e r p re t ive / N at u re Center, 3 p.m., Lost Bridge West. Indiana Bald Eagle presentations before caravan to Indiana’s largest documented wintering bald eagle roost. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. Registration required. Call Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127. REMEMBER GETTING LOST IN A
GOOD BOOK? Well, you still can by visiting the Lagro Library. The library is open Mondays from 5—7 p.m., and Thursdays from 3—5 p.m. with school age kid’s activities at 4 p.m. DORA CHRISTIAN CHURCH has Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship meets at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH would like to remind all that mass is held every first Sunday of each month. LAGRO GOOD OLE DAY STREET FAIR next meeting will be Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Lagro Community Building. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST at the Lagro Community Building on Feb. 22 from 7—10 a.m. Sponsored by the Lagro Fair Board. This is a free will donation event. All proceeds go towards this year’s fair. Something new being added to the fair this year is a zip line.
Wow, I can’t even zip my mouth! TIME FOR AN ISAAC-ISM: “Have you ever secretly wanted someone to fail? Then my friend you need to let go…let go and enjoy what you have. I do strive for more, don’t get me wrong…but not at the cost of others. I challenge myself and try not to compare myself to others. For one, there is no compari s o n … I ’ m special…that’s not vanity…we are all special and different. In competition I have hoped my opponent would miss a shot, but I always get greater satisfaction by realizing my opponent hit a winner…it took his best to beat me. When someone succeeds take sincere pleasure in their success…your life will be much improved.” AS ALWAYS, DO ME A FAVOR and have a fantastic week! PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NEWS AND INFORMATION to
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Lady Knights end regular season with win over Eastern by Gary Andrews The Southwood Lady Knights basketball team was looking for some momentum going in to next week’s sectional and got just that Saturday with a 53-39 win over Eastern. Things didn’t look good starting out as the Lady Knights first three trips down the floor resulted in a turnover and fell behind 8-0 the first three minutes. Senior Amy Bowman would get things settled down with two free throws and a bucket off a Haley Heath steal to cut the Eastern lead in half at 8-4. After a Comet three point play made it 11-4 the Knights got busy. Brooke Elliott would score off a steal that ignited an 8-0 run to give Southwood a 12-11 lead. Katie Stouffer had a bucket during the run with Bowman getting two buckets. Eastern would calm the storm with a bucket before Amy Bowman scored off an offensive rebound at the buzzer to give the Knights a 14-13 lead after one. Southwood would
extend their lead to start the second with a free throw from Elliott and another Bowman bucket to make it 17-13. Eastern would eventually tie the score at 19 when Bowman hit again. Up 21-20 Elliott would connect and was followed by three Bowman free throws to end the quarter and Southwood led 26-20 at the half. The Comets would strike first in the third, getting two buckets to make the Knight lead 26-24. After an Elliott free throw and an Eastern bucket the Southwood lead was just one at 27-26. Amy Bowman and Katie Stouffer would then hit back to back to make it 31-26. The Knights would then start to find Stouffer, with Katie scoring on two free throws and a bucket, topped off by a Haley Heath bucket to lead 38-31 after three. Eastern would cut the lead to 38-32 to start the fourth, but again the Knights found Stouffer. Four Katie Stouffer points and two from Amy Bowman opened a 44-
32 lead, but Eastern wouldn’t go away. At 46-39 the Knights would run away from
the Comets. Brooke Elliott hit a free throw that started a 7-0 run that ended the game
with a Southwood win 53-39. The junior varsity topped Eastern 36-16.
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Boys Varsity Basketball Feb. 4
Southwood 67, Wabash 61 Southwood 16 10 17 24 -67 Wabash 14 11 18 18 -61 Southwood (7-4): Points: Hobson 5, Harmon 17, Blair 14, C.Phillipy 10, R.Phillipy 21.
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Feb. 4
Southwood 44, Wabash 40 Southwood (8-3): Points: Cox 9, Finicle 5, Martz 2, Fraizer 4, Lloyd 9, Hinrichsen 14, Deeter 2.
Girls Varsity Basketball Feb. 3
Manchester 28, Eastbrook 52 Manchester (1-16): Points: Snep 7, Ci.Carter 7, Ce.Carter 6, Bedke 4. Southwood 39, Rochester 29 Southwood 8 9 17 5 -39 Rochester 12 9 6 2 -29 Southwood (9-6): Points: Harnish 6, Heath 2, Bowman 12, Houlihan 6, Elliot 6, Stouffer 7.
Southwood 40, Tipp Valley 61 Southwood 11 11 16 2 -40 Tipp Valley 25 12 16 8 -61 Southwood (13-4): Points: T.Heath 5, H.Heath 13, Bowman 12, Houlihan 2, Pegg 4, Whitham 2, Parson 2.
Manchester 25, Fairfield 50 Manchester (1-17): Points: Bedke 8, Haecker 4, Carter 4. Southwood 35, Eastbrook 55 Southwood (9-8): Points: T.Heath 2,
H.Heath 3, Bowman 10, Philips 2, Houlihan 2, Elliot 6, Stouffer 10.
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Feb. 3
North Miami 12, Blackford 24 Northfield (6-11): Points: Bratch 6, Taylor 3. Manchester 35, Eastbrook 42 Manchester (7-10): Points: Thompson 7, Milam 7, Sewell 6, Collett 5. Southwood 32, Pioneed 18 Southwood (10-6): Points: Parson 8, Heath 11, Dawes 2, Pegg 2, Whitham 9.
Manchester 31, Fairfield 39 Manchester (7-11): Points: Milam 11, Sewell 6, Thompson 6. Southwood 18, Eastbrook 34 Southwood (12-4): Points: Parson 2, Heath 4, Brubaker 1, Dawes 4, Atwood 7.
C-team Boys Basketball Feb. 2
Southwood 33, Rochester 35 Southwood (3-13): Points: Hileman 11, Farlow 4, Roberts 11, Perlich 3, Finicle 4.
Wabash 15, Peru 41
Wabash 46, North Miami 32
Eighth Grade Girls Basketball Feb. 3
Northfield 12, Wabash 33 Northfield (2-3): Points: Schuler 3, Kendall 2. Wabash (7-1): Points: Brackett 9, Yoakum 6, Vigar 6, Reed 4, Sewell 4, Levine 4.
Girls Seventh Grade Basketball
Taylor Heath 4, Ellie White 2, Kassidy Atwood 2, Grace Whitham 2.
Northfield 56, Wabash 18 Northfield (5-0): Points: Thomson 19, Ross 16, Dale 7. Wabash (2-6): Points: Vinopal 8, Irgang 8, Halverson 2.
Boys Eighth Grade Basketball Feb. 3
Northfield 24, Southwood 28 Southwood 9 15 10 4 -38 Northfield 14 6 0 4 -24 Northfield (8-4): Points: Schuler 8, Halderman 5, Kennedy 5, Coe 4, Stefanatos 2. Southwood (15-2): Points: Blair 14, Nose 10, Roberts 7, Strickler 4.
Northfield 27, Wabash 44 Wabash 17 5 10 12 -44 Northfield 3 2 11 11 -27 Northfield (8-4): Points: Coe 12, Kennedy 4, Schuler 4, Vigar 4, Halderman 3. Southwood 55, Manchester 38 Southwood (16-2): Points: Blair 22, Nose 19, Roberts 5.
Boys Seventh Grade Basketball Jan. 30
Northfield 35, Southwood 53 Southwood 10 10 15 18 -53 Northfield 6 5 9 15 -35 Northfield (4-7): Points: J.Peas 11, Hartman 7, Rosen 7, L.Peas 6, Drancik 4. Southwood (6-10): Points: Holmes 19, Perry 11, McGouldrick 6, Enser 6.
Northfield 39, Emanuel St. Michael 34 Northfield (5-7): Points: L.Peas 14, J.Peas 13, Rosen 6. Southwood 21, Manchester 26 Southwood (6-11): Points: Winer 8, Holmes 4, Perry 3.
LADY KNIGHT AMY BOWMAN scores 2 of her game high 26 points. (photo by Gary Andrews)
Wabash County High School Basketball on Wabash WebTV
By Bill Barrows After some creative and savvy scheduling to try to get games played before this week due to a month of snow, ice and extremely cold conditions, the IHSAA Sectional will be played this week. The Wabash County Teams will be involved in Sectional #37 to be played at Northfield beginning
on Tuesday. In that lone Tuesday game, the Lady Knights of Southwood (10-8) will take on North Miami (4-16) at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, the action begins to heat up with two games on the sectional docket. Oak Hill (16-4) is matched up against the Lady Squires of Manchester (1-18) in the 6pm game followed by Lewis Cass (8-11) taking on the host Lady Norse who come in at 11-7. On Thursday, we will take a break from girl’s sectional action and focus on boys’ games. Northfield travels to Oak Hill, while Wabash travels to Rochester. Both of those are TRC matchups. Southwood
steps outside of conference action when they travel to MadisonGrant. Friday, it’s back to Northfield for the two Semi-Final Sectional games. In the early game at 6 p.m, the Lady Apaches of Wabash (173) square off against the North Miami/Southwood winner. In the nightcap, it will be the Oak Hill/Manchester winner against the Lewis Cass/Northfield winner. The winners from Friday night will face each other in Saturday night’s Championship Game at 7:30 p.m. Wabash WebTV will be on hand to bring you each Sectional contest
from Tuesday through Saturday. There are a couple of boys games scheduled for Saturday afternoon, both are 1pm starts. Whitko will be at Manchester for a TRC matchup. Wabash will host Lewis Cass that afternoon. It is also Hall of Fame Day at Wabash where a handful of new members will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Coolman Gymnasium. Join Wabash WebTV for exciting action of Indiana High School basketball. If you are at a game or cannot watch it live, an archive of the featured game is available on the website shortly after the completion of the games.
EIGHT COUNTY WRESTLERS HEADED TO SEMI STATE: The Peru wrestling regional was held Saturday with two Southwood wrestlers winning regional titles and eight county wrestlers advancing to next Saturday’s semi-state competition in Fort Wayne. Southwood’s Colton Dawes (113) and Jake Smith (285) both won regional titles Saturday. Dawes moved his season record to 36-3, while Smith is 37-0. Clayton Moore, Manchester, was runner up at 132, with his brother Quentin Moore getting second at 145. Neil Snep, Manchester, was third at 195, while teammate Bryce Zook was fourth at 120. Nick McCown, Southwood, was fourth at 220 and Northfield’s Jake Stephan was fourth at 285. Pictured is Jake Smith holding the championship bracket and Jake Stephan (far right). (photo by Gary Andrews)
February 12, 2014
Slow start costs Apaches Southwood 8th grade boys win RRC By Gary Andrews The Wabash boys’ basketball team got off to a very slow start Saturday against Frontier, falling to the Falcons 60-48. Christian Hall got the first bucket of the game to give the Apaches a 2-0 lead and led once more at 3-2 on a Grant Sailors free throw, before things went south. Frontier would go on a 10-0 run midway through the quarter to jump out to a 16-5 lead and never let up. Mike Jones got the final point of the quarter on a free throw as the Apaches trailed 16-6 after one. A Falcon free throw started the second quarter to lead 176 when both teams would cold. Midway through the quarter the Apaches would finally get on track. Grant Sailors would hit back-to-back buckets that started a 7-0 run to get Wabash back in the game,
trailing 17-13. Frontier would answer the Wabash run with a 7-0 run of their own to open a 2413 lead before Kodi Clemons hit before the half to make it 2415. Again the Apaches would get back in the game to start the third. A bucket from Clemons and two from Sailors made it 29-21, but the Apaches couldn’t shut down the Falcon attack. Frontier would score 7 straight to open a 15 point lead at 36-21 when Roger Davis hit a three to make it 3624. Wabash would get two free throws from Davis after a Falcon bucket to make it 3927 after three. Taylor Vigar would try to get Wabash going to start the fourth, hitting backto-back buckets to draw Wabash to within 8 once more at 3931. Frontier had the answer again, this time an 8-0 run to open their largest
lead of the night at 16 points, 47-31. Roger Davis would then drain a three, a two and convert a threepoint play to score 8 straight points to make it 47-39, but Frontier answered with a three. With the game at 50-42 and a minute and a half to play, Wabash had to start fouling with Frontier converting 10 free throws the last 1:28 to seal the 60-48 final. Leading Wabash was Roger Davis with 19 points. Grant Sailors added 9, Taylor Vigar 8, Kodi Clemons 6, Christian Hall 3, Mike Jones 3. The junior varsity defeated Frontier 3522. Leading Wabash was Tyler Hough with 13 points. Travis Minns added 6, Juwan Carter 5, Jordan Burnsworth 4, Travis Easthom 3, Kaleb Kelsheimer 2, Travor Gray 2.
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by Gary Andrews The Southwood 8th grade boys captured the RRC tourney Saturday, topping Wabash in the first game before defeating Rochester in the championship. The Knights topped Wabash 40-39. Leading the Knights was Carson Blair with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists. Matthew Nose added 9 points, 4 assists. Peyton Trexler had 7 points, 6 steals. Tyler Strickler had 4 points. Ethen Roberts added 4 points. The Knights defeated Rochester 53-42 in the championship. Carson Blair led the Knights with 12 points, 8 rebounds. Peyton Trailer added 10 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assist, 3 steals. Tyler Strickler had 10 points. Matthew Nose had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists. JD Krhin had 2 rebounds. Ethen Roberts added 3 steals.
Squires use the long ball to defeat Peru by Gary Andrews The Manchester boys’ basketball team knocked down seven three pointers Saturday to defeat Peru 61-46. Manchester opened a 14-7 first quarter lead hitting just five shots, with four being from behind the arch. Chase Fierstos and Clayton Petrie each connected from behind the arch twice, while Claudell Dickantone had a two for the 14-7 lead. Again in the second the Squires had
five buckets. Petrie would hit from long range and also hit a deuce, with Fierstos hitting twice as Manchester out scored Peru 12-9 to open a 26-16 halftime lead. The pace would pick up in the second as Peru started to gel a little on the offensive end, but the Squires had the answer. Dickantone would get his first three of the night while Petrie hit from behind the arch for the fourth time. Fierstos, Dickantone
and Petrie would do all the scoring for Manchester in the third as the Squires won the quarter 1712 and led 43-28 with a quarter to go. With Manchester leading by 15 points, the typical fouling game would begin in the fourth as Peru tried to play catchup. Unfortunately for the Tigers the Squires were deadly from the free throw line, hitting 16 of 18 to seal the deal. Chase Fierstos led the free throw barrage, going 6 for 6.
Norse knocks off Canterbury by Gary Andrews The Northfield boys basketball team went on the road to Ft Wayne Canterbury Saturday, knocking off the Cavaliers 5246. Northfield led 9-8 after the first stop and got some momentum going in the second. John Richardson drained a three and was followed with a bucket from Heath Miller. Later in the quarter, Richardson nailed another three that put the Norse up 24-11 as Northfield
maintained their double digit lead through out the quarter and led 30-20 at the half. Richardson had 12 points in the quarter. Canterbury would out score the Norse 17-12 in the third to cut in to the Northfield lead, as the Norse led 42-37 with a quarter to go. The Cavaliers cut the lead to 44-42 with 4:53 remaining, then tied the game at 46 before Noah Shear made it 48-46. With 24.6 left and still leading 48-46, Tanner
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L e a d i n g Manchester was Chase Fierstos with 21 points. Clayton Petrie added 18, Claudell Dickantone 15, Branden Scott 3, Lucas Schilling 2, Keelan Norwood 2. The junior varsity topped Peru 46-39. Leading the Squires was Rylie Rickert with 16 points. Keelan Norwood added 11, Cody Freeman 4, Braxtin Wilson 3, Bailey Ness 3, Byers 3, Cripe 2, Hicks 2, Dierks 2
SIX WABASH CITY AND COUNTY STUDENTS REPRESENTED the Wabash Elks Lodge #471 in the Northeast District Hoop Shoot at Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City, on Feb. 9. Advancing to the State Hoop Shoot competition on Feb. 21-23 in New Castle are (pictured) Ella Haupert in the 8-9 year old girls’ division and Joseph Leland in the 10-11 year old boys’ division. Four other students represented Wabash very well. (photo provided)
The Norse JV team lost to Fort Wayne Canterbury 29-46. Jacob Watkins led the Norse with 8 points and 4 rebounds. Also scoring for the Norse was Austin Trump with 7, Jake Schuler and Ryan Driscoll with 6, and Braydon Schindler with 2.
Area residents make the Dean’s List at Butler University
The following local residents were among 763 students from Butler University who made the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year: Cutter Koehler, Wabash. Koehler is studying PrePharmacy. Layne Smith, Converse. Smith is s t u d y i n g International Business. Sam Thomas, Wabash. Thomas is studying Political Science. Jennifer Tyner, Peru. Tyner is studying Pre-Pharmacy. Jesse Warner, North Manchester. Warner is studying Finance.
February 12, 2014
Part-time students earn dean’s list honors at IU Kokomo Indiana University Kokomo honors parttime students who have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013. To qualify for the Dean’s List, each student must main-
tain a minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Wabash Alisha Marie Referda. Peru Misty Dawn Bailey,
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CLA Estate Services will be holding a free workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing their estate and retirement planning. This workshop will be held Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Nixon Room at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market Street, Wabash. To RSVP, call 866-252-8721.
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Hampton reaches 1000 points in Lady Apache win career. After being tied 3-3 to start the game, Wabash would end the quarter on a 16-0 run to lead 19-3 after one. Finishing the first quarter with a head of steam, the Lady Apaches kept the train rolling in the second, winning the quarter 24-3 to lead 406 at the half. Wabash went 11 deep in the second half with nine different players scoring, out scoring Maconaquah 28-10 for
the 68-16 final. Kyleigh Hampton joins Michelle Melzoni, Michelle Miller, Jenny Dawes, Brooklyn Short, Kaleigh Hensley and Kelsey Cromer in the 1000 point club. Leading Wabash was Kyleigh Hampton with 22 points. Lyndsie Thomas added 13, Claire Cromer 10,Jaclyn Lewis 8, Sarah Ritter 4, Sarah Puckett 4, Kristyn Ford 3, Katie McCauley 3, Heather Miller 1.
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McKee Mortuary issues statement on continued business McKee Mortuary announces that Kelly McKee will continue her 25 year commitment to funeral service. Serving the community with Kelly is licensed funeral director, David Nordmann, licensed pre-need counselor, Candie Petrie and Kelly’s daughters, Abby and Mattie. The support staff of Scott Lewis, Carl Petrie and Chris
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KYLEIGH HAMPTON was recognized for reaching 1000 career points as a Wabash Lady Apache. (photo by Gary Andrews)
TO CONTINUE THEIR 125-YEAR CELEBRATION, the community is invited to Timbercrest Senior Living Community for the 3rd Annual Festival of Ice on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join in the Timbercrest Chapel and Foyer to view the amazing work of two talented ice sculptors. Enjoy a delicious bowl of chili and some hot cocoa, while you watch six blocks of ice transform into beautiful sculptures before your eyes. Don’t miss out on the incredible work of international ice carver Jim Houser from Sub-Zero Ice Sculptures. Bring the entire family for this special event and a fun photo opportunity! (photo provided)
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Honeywell House to host reading of Romeo & Juliet
Ham Sadler & the Wabash Reading Theater will present “Romeo & Juliet” at the Honeywell House on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Sponsorship for this program is provided by Visit Wabash County. The
purpose of the Wabash Reading Theatre is to bring aural art to the people of Wabash County. Participating actors are local residents and students recruited from the Wabash area. Cast members
are: Noel Reed, Brett Shull, Gary Dale, Kurt Freeman, Eric Seaman, Mike Chennault, Keith Martin, Bob Bryan, Charlie Dye, Ham Sadler, Jake Halderman, Beth Miller Dayna Dale,
S c h u y l e r Burnsworth, Mandy Schul, Jane Wilmert, Judy Ward and Cindy Rich. Plays are intended to be both visual and aural artistic expressions of the creativity of the play write.
However, many wonderful plays are never seen or heard because of the time and expense of producing a play. The Wabash Reading Theatre intends to remedy this by producing readings of plays and
Calling All Artists: Mr. Terry Armstrong to hold watercolor painting workshop Pre-re gistration deadline is March 6 for a watercolorpainting workshop instructed by Mr. Terry Armstrong, to be held on Thursday, March 20. Wabash Art Guild invites all interested artists to attend the workshop at the Wabash Christian Church, corner of Hill and Miami Streets in
Wabash. Set-up starts at 8:30 a.m., class will begin at 9 a.m., with a break to eat (bring your own sack-lunch); and will continue until about 4 p.m.. For pre-registration information, please telephone 260-563-7690. You may look forward to a fun and informative class, in a bright, relaxed atmosphere; where Mr.
Armstrong will teach some basics, and share his techniques in realism and abstraction. Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both fine art, and commercial art from IU/Purdue; Mr. Armstrong has instructed many college art courses and watercolor workshops. His work has captured many hon-
Sharp Creek Elementary School announces honor roll
Sharp Creek Elementary School recently released the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. High Honor Roll Grade 6: Dominic Campagna, Noah Denton, Levi Fulkerson, Evelynn Gray, Liam Johnson, Faye Satterthwaite, Will Schuler, Ariana Varner, Samuel Watkins, Emma Wynn. Grade 5: McKenzie Baer, Toby Baer, Emma Bowling, Karsyn Bratch, Lyndsey Carter, Logan Cox, Kolby Dunn, Michael Fisher, Cassandra French, Elise Gottschalk, Alexander Haupert, Carly Hawkins, Clay Herring, Micah Higgins, Emma Hoover, Kyra Kennedy, Benjamin Kissel, Jenna Krom, Chloe Miller, James Myers, Jayden Peas, Dayne Pefley, Hunter Qualls, Ian Risher, McKenzie Roth, Jett Snyder, Keaton Stout, Grant Warmuth, Jarrett Wilson. Grade 4: Kalista Ballschmidt, Kyleigh Brown, Ainsley Dale, Nicole Dancik, Julia France, Hunter Jones, Emily Pennington, Ella Satterthwaite, Annie Schuler, Jacob Snyder, Jaden Truman, Kyle Wynn. Regular Honor Roll Grade 6: Cody Ballschmidt, Makayla Bollinger, Dylan Brothers, Courtney Chamberlain, Madison Clark, Graydon Craig, Branden Cruz,
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ors in numerous art exhibits, ie: the People’s Choice Award, and Best of Show. Using the spontaneity of watercolor and the style of realism, he captures the true essence of the Midwest-his homeland, in his paintings. To learn more about Terry, see www.terryarmstrong.net The Wabash Art
Guild is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study, appreciation, encouragement, and welfare of art, and civic art improvements; sponsoring art lectures, exhibits, or demonstrations for members and for the public; meeting monthly with a variety of programming.
Sheriff’s Association to award Scholarships Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land announced that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately forty $500 scholarships awarded. To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association for a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a fulltime student (at least 12 hours). Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from high school counselors, the Sheriff ’s office or by writing to the Indiana
Sheriffs’ Association, 147 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3608, and requesting an application form. The scholarship can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website: w w w. i n d i a n a s h e r iffs.org. The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1.
poems in public venues. There is no intention to produce the visual component of stage productions. By limiting the production to solely the aural content the Wabash Reading Theater is able to produce more with significantly fewer resources and at a lower cost. Having moved to Wabash with his family in 2000 from Rochester, New York, Ham Sadler performs regularly in the Wabash Area Community Theater’s production and any other chance he can get on a stage. Also being an active musician, Sadler plays
bass and guitar in the Liston Creek Gospel Boys, a blue grassy gospel band in LaFontaine. This Honeywell House event is free of charge and open to the public. Please call 260-563-2326 ext. 21 for reservations. The Honeywell House is the former home of Mrs. Mark C. Honeywell and is now operated as a cultural house museum in Wabash. The house is owned and operated by the Honeywell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that also operates the Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre.
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on the south side of Chicago. This makes him a white sox fan, which he says, “nobody chooses to be…you’re born into it.” Growing up, Cavanagh says he didn’t have much of a problem with bullies, because of two very useful skills, which he still possesses. “I’ve always used humor. That’s how I survived as long as I have,” said Cavanagh. “I’ve been able to be funny, and I can run fast, so those are two really important skills that I had growing up, so I didn’t have any bully problems.” Cavanagh graduated college with a degree in philosophy, which, in his words, “prepared me for…nothing.” He got a job teaching religion at an all girls’ catholic high school, a job that he says his humor helped with, but comedy was not something that Cavanagh saw in his future. Cavanagh always saw himself “going into music as a singer/songwriter/ offbeat song kind of thing.” He got his start in performance playing on stage at his parish’s guitar mass. “The serious songs that I wrote were really pretty awful, but fortunately, I also wrote funny songs, and people seemed to like those,” said Cavanagh. “I wanted to perform,” said Cavanagh, “but I didn’t know that standup comedy was going to be the way.” One night in 1979,
COMEDIAN TIM CAVANAGH, regularly featured on The Bob and Tom Show, will be performing at Eagles Theatre Thursday, Feb. 13. Cavanagh’s performance, which will feature traditional standup comedy as well as hilarious songs, will kick off the Thursday Night Blues, a three-show series running through April at the historic theatre. (photo provided) while still teacher at the catholic school, he went to an open mic night at Zaney’s, a comedy club in Chicago. He didn’t have any jokes written, bringing only his guitar and the humorous songs that he had been working on. “They really liked it and within a week, they were paying me,” said Cavanagh. “I came home and I told my wife, ‘I guess I’m gong to be a comedian.’ She said ‘I’m not sure I like comedians,’ and I said ‘I’m not sure I do either,’ but it all worked out.” Tim has appeared on ABC, WGN, Showtime, and Comedy Central. His songs have been featured regularly on the Dr. Demento Show, a nationally syndicated radio comedy show based in Los Angeles. Eventually, Cavanagh
landed a set on The Bob and Tom Show through an Indianapolis club called The Comedy Connection. They liked him so much, he played 11 songs during his first appearance, eventually becoming a weekly guest on the show. His “one-minute song” segment continued for more than two years. Currently, he does a segment on the show called Tim Cavanagh’s Cavalcade of Celebrity Birthdays, a less musical, stand-up style series of jokes ab o u t . . . we l l … yo u know. For a preview of his comedic stylings, his next installment can be heard on the Feb. 13 broadcast, the morning of his performance at Eagles Theatre. As far as the show that night, Cavanagh
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says that over the years, he’s moved more toward standup, but will still include a good amount of music in the show, including many of the hilarious songs for which he is known. He says it’s a great comedy show for people who may not be comfortable with the crude humor that tends to dominate the adult comedy clubs. “They’re going to see a show that’s funny, and they won’t feel like they need to take a shower right afterward,” said Cavanagh. “I don’t write that nasty kind of stuff, but the show’s not for kids. Will they hear any swearing? Probably not, but they just won’t be very entertained if they come to the show. Kids won’t know what the heck I’m talking about. I’m writing for adults.” As his show is the day before Valentine’s Day, he encourages couples of all types to come out for a fun and funny evening. He says that men and women seem to like his show equally well, and it’s not a show that will make a new couple “squirmy and uncomfortable.” He promises, “over $7 in prizes will be awarded during the show.” Whether you go for a chance at the bounty of prizes or just for a few good laughs, the comedy starts at 7:30 p.m. and Tim Cavanagh is sure to get this year’s comedy series off to a sidesplitting start.
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Sara Evans lights up the Honeywell Center by Eric Stearley firstname.lastname@example.org For country music fans, Friday night’s concert at the Honeywell Center was one to remember. For anyone unimpressed by Evans’ many awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year, her live show erases any doubts that she is among the best country music artists of her time. The concert began with an acoustic opening act, with Cheryl LuQuire behind the microphone accompanied by a single guitarist. They played a short set in front of the Ford Theatre’s red curtain, LuQuire’s southern accent and charm coming through. The unassuming opening act was a perfect contrast to the main event, as floor-to-ceiling backdrops, hundreds of colored lights, loud electronic instru-
ments, and seven performers took the stage to declare before a single word was spoken that Sara Evans was in the house. Thirty-eight years of live vocal performance came through Friday as Evans’ energizing performance had many people singing along to any one of her many hits and a few people relentlessly dancing throughout the performance. Led by her brother and bass player Matt, Evans’ sixpiece band was every bit as good as the music on her recordings. As if the audience wasn’t satisfied with two electric guitars, an acoustic guitar, a bass guitar, a piano and drums, the musicians seamlessly switched instruments, adding to the ensemble a mandolin, fiddle, baritone guitar and even sporadic electronic percussion throughout the set. The concert was high energy from the start, and elbow room
was limited, as nearly every one of the Ford Theatre’s 1500 seats
was filled. From the first striking of a guitar string or thump of
COUNTRY MUSIC STAR SARA EVANS sings as her brother, Matt, plays bass guitar at the Honeywell Center Friday, Feb. 7. The two siblings have been performing together since elementary school. Though Sara has taken the lead role as a star vocalist, Matt’s role as band leader gives him considerable say in the live performances. (photo by Eric Stearley)
the bass drum, it seemed that most of the audience knew
exactly which song was coming next. Dedicated fans sang
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