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THE PAPER February 22, 2012

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Bowmans honored as 2012 Wabash County Farm Family of the Year


even five years out, but maybe even 20 years out,” Kevin said. “We try to make decisions that affect us not only today, but in the long run as well.” The long run for Bowman Farms includes the possibility a new generation of Bowmans at the helm, an idea that has both Kevin and Dan proud. Kevin’s sons, Kyle and Evan, have both joined the farm, while Dan’s son, Michael, a junior at Southwood High School, will have the same opportunity. “Seeing that new generation come in and choosing to farm has, in a sense, reenergized my interest as well. It’s their choice and this is just one opportunity they have; but to see them choose to come back has been fulfilling,” Kevin said. In order to preserve the opportunity for the future generation

their farmland. “The hesitant at first about ground we do rent, we the Farm Family of try to manage that as the Year Award,” well as we do our own. Kevin explained. “For Being a good steward them to think of you of the land is the best and be named a recipway to keep those ient is quite an honor. relationships solid.” I appreciate them for In recognition of helping to promote their efforts, Bowman agriculture as a Farms were honored whole.” by the Indiana “The Farm Family Natural Resources of the Year is an Conservation Service honor to us all,” Dan (NRCS) as the 2003 said. “To be selected Conservation Farmer by leaders of the comof the Year. munity for an award In addition to the like this is something NRCS honor, Kevin we certainly apprecihas been a member of ate.” the MSD of Wabash According to the County School Board, Bowmans, a large porand currently serves tion of their success as president. stems from the help Dan has served on they have employed the Wabash County over the years. Farm Service Agency “We feel that we are County Committee, extremely fortunate and currently serves to have the staff that as chairman. we have had over the Modest by nature, past 10-15 years,” Kevin admitted at Kevin explained. first he was hesitant “Our full-time to accept the Farm employees, J.P. and Family of the Year Chad Mattern, have Award. been an important “We were a little (continued on page 6)

by Brent Swan On Feb. 17, Wabash County Chamber of Commerce president Kimberly Pinkerton along with Ag Committee Chairman Howard Halderman, announced the selection of Bowman Farms as the 2012 Wabash County Farm Family of the Year. The farm, currently operated by brothers Kevin and Dan Bowman, consists of row crop farming encompassing over 3,500 acres of each soybeans and corn. The farm was started in 1890 by Riley Bowman, Kevin and Dan’s great-grandfather, who moved to the Wabash area with a mud boat. Riley’s

grandson, Charles, took over at the age of 24 after his father, Walter, passed away unexpectedly in 1951. Charles and his wife, Norma Jean, Kevin and Dan’s parents, have lived in Riley’s house for the past 62 years. Over that time, Bowman Farms has grown from its modest beginning to the versatile business it is today. Despite market swings throughout years past, Bowman Farms has remained strong due to a forward-looking business concept. “One of our strengths, and I think it comes from our father, is that we don’t look at just today or

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of Bowmans, the elder Bowmans have implemented sound conservation practices, one of the nominating criteria set forth by the Chamber’s agriculture committee. “I think sometimes there’s a misconception that we’re looked at more industrially – that we’re going to take something, use it for a short period of time and then leave it like that,” Kevin explained. “Some of the ground we farm has been in the family name for over a hundred years now. It’s very important we take that long-term approach with the next generation getting ready to come on board.” “The way we treat the ground directly impacts our income, so as farmers you have to recognize the importance of proper land conservation,” Dan said. Two methods of

conservation currently utilized by the Bowmans is the use of strategically placed waterways and terraces. “Lately I’ve become fond of terracing, and we try to utilize local technical assistance from the NRCS office,” Kevin said. “Relationships between landowners and us as farmers are probably more important now than they ever have been.” As land values have increased, more pressure has been put on large farming operations to not only find rentable ground, but also be able to keep existing ground within their farm; something the Bowmans have remained cognizant of. “We’ve tried to build a decent ownership base so we can plan further down the road and not so much on a year to year basis,” Kevin said of

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2012 WABASH COUNTY FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR: Bowman Farms was recently selected as the second annual Farm Family of the Year by the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are (from left): front row, Evan Bowman and Kyle Bowman, Bowman Farms; Darin Hadley, Wells Fargo; back row, Dan Bowman and Kevin Bowman, Bowman Farms; Howard Halderman, Ag Committee chairman; Kimberly Pinkerton, Chamber of Commerce president; and Curt Campbell, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. (photo by Mike Rees)

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In Memoriam Dorothy Scheffer, 58 Harold Eller, 75 Doris Loy, 85

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Hands of Hope Advisory Council sets plans for Second Annual In Loving Memory Cruise In

The Hands of Hope Advisory Council met on Feb. 15 to discuss plans to coordinate with the Hines family to host a smoked tenderloin dinner as part of the Second Annual In Loving Memory Cruise In, set to be held June 30, 3-8 p.m., at Wabash Municipal Airport. The event on June 30 is the family’s way to keep the memory alive of their loved ones, Amanda and Sherry Hines, who were tragically killed in their home in June

2009 due to domestic violence. Sandra and Frank Hines attended the advisory council meeting and told council members that the Hines family would like to donate all of the proceeds from the second annual cruise in to Hands of Hope, a division of Family Service Society, Inc. Currently, any money raised for Hands of Hope is eligible for a Lutheran Foundation matching grant, which would result in

Hands of Hope receiving up to an additional $10,000 for program services. The mission of Hands of Hope is to break the cycle of domestic violence through prevention and intervention strategies. The motorcycle and car cruise in event will be accompanied this year b y the smoked tenderloin dinner cooked by Tim Roberts. Tickets will go on sale sometime closer to the vent for $7 and will include a

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Learn More Center exceeds fundraising goal Dear editor, Without the help of area businesses and individuals, the Learn More Center would not be able to offer our educational services to those in need. We are grateful for the generous community response, which not only raised the necessary funds to meet our $30,000 match-

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RONALD MCDONALD is pictured with the pop tabs collected at Vernon Manor Children’s Home when he made his seventh annual appearance on Feb. 15. Ronald performed a very entertaining magic show for the residents and visitors from the community while here to receive this year’s collection of more than 350 pounds of pop tabs. Vernon Manor would like to thank the community and local schools for their donations this year and in years past. All pop tabs are donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities to help pay for families to stay close to the hospitals while their children are there receiving care. If anyone would like to make a donation to the home, please call 260-563-8438 or stop by at Vernon Manor Children’s Home, 1955 Vernon St., Wabash. (photo provided)

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Wabash students to perform with legendary rock group CD and raffle ticket sales at concert to benefit Educational Outreach program by Danielle Swan On Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Honeywell Center will welcome the rock group, Foreigner, for their Feels Like the First Time 2012 Tour. During the concert, local Wabash High School students in the Symphonic Voices and Debonairs show choirs will take the stage to perform “I Want To Know What Love Is” alongside the legendary group. Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, racking up scores of hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold out concerts over its nearly four decade career. Foreigner 4 spent more weeks on the Billboard chart at #1 than any album by AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2, The Who or The Rolling Stones, and

any artist in Atlantic Records’ 60-year history. The band is consistently in the Top 15 at Classic Rock Radio. Their hit single, “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, was #2 on the singles chart for a total of 14 weeks, which is a record in the history of Billboard magazine. It helped drive Foreigner to #49 on Billboard’s Hot 100 All Time Top Artists Chart. To put that in perspective, The Eagles are #54, Fleetwood Mac are #73 and Aerosmith are #90. The Feels Like the First Time 2012 Tour will feature hits like “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” performed by Kelly Hansen, Jeff Pilson, Bruce Watson, Tom Gimbel, Michael Bluestein, and Mark Shulman. “Teresa Galley first approached me when

she was asked about who might be able to sing with them,” said Wabash High School Choir Director Susan Keefer. “We jumped on the opportunity, of course!” The choir was told to listen to Foreigner’s CD of the song they were set to perform. Keefer also located YouTube videos of similar performances where high school choirs performed with the group. “Students like this type of music and many of them knew the song already. They like a lot of the music that has been ‘remixed’ from former decades,” Keefer said. The students, who assembled on Feb. 13 for an evening rehearsal, agreed that they look forward to the performance. “I look forward to the excitement of the moment when they will enter onto the stage with the group and sing with them,”

Keefer said. “It will be a ‘WOW!’ moment.” Other students of Keefer’s had a similar opportunity a few years ago when they performed onstage with Kenny Rogers. “We did some backup vocals and had to work hard to learn the arrangement of music that was sent to us. This show is much more informal,” she said. In the lobby, before and after the concert, the choir students will be selling Foreigner CDs and raffle tickets to win an autographed guitar from the group. A portion of the proceeds from these sales will benefit the Honeywell Center’s E d u c a t i o n a l Outreach Program, which provides unique learning experiences for students at low or no cost. “The Honeywell Center and their Outreach Program has done a great job of trying to give us

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Bowmans honored as 2012... continued from front page part of the success of our operation.” In keeping a steady core of employees, the Bowmans have been able to create a more in-house solution to repair and construction projects. “When we first got going, we hired things done,” Dan explained. “Now we can see that we like to have the control of the product and have learned as we have gone. Each time you

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MEMBERS OF THE BOWMAN FAMILY include (from left): front row, Kyle Bowman and Evan Bowman; back row, Kevin Bowman and Dan Bowman. Bowman Farms was recently announced as the 2012 Wabash County Farm Family of the Year by the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee. (photo by Mike Rees)

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Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center receives Programs of Excellence Award from the National Council on Aging

Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, Wabash, has received an award from The National Council on Aging (NCOA) for its C o m m u n i t y Cupboard Food Pantry program. The award was presented as part of NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers’ 2011 Programs of Excellence. The Community Cupboard Food Pantry program meets a dual need in Wabash County. The first need is for supplemental food for a growing number of families in Wabash County. To achieve this the program, located in the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, distributes government commodities using local contributions for the local matching portion and closely partners with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana

to make the most of available regional, state and federal resources. In doing so, the Community Cupboard Food Pantry’s forty volunteers distributed 247,556 pounds of food at an average of eleven cents per pound, to help combat hunger insecurity in Wabash County for 600 to 700 households per month. A total of 4,989 unduplicated people of all ages received food from the income-based pantry in 2011. Over the last nine years, the pantry program has grown from serving 50 to 75 households per month to close to 700 per month. The second need that the pantry program meets is for purposeful volunteer opportunities, which make the most of the time and talents of retirees who want to give of themselves in their retirement years. This senior

center program enables senior volunteers to empower vulnerable individuals of all ages to live healthier lives. The C o m m u n i t y Cupboard has forty volunteers who do everything from ordering the food, to stocking the pantry shelves, to warehouse receiving to assisting pantry clients and is part of an extensive volunteer program which involved 210 volunteers in 2011 in a variety of self-directed senior leadership teams of the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center. The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center is a member of the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), a program committed to supporting and strengthening the nation’s 11,000 senior centers. NISC offers best practices, professional development, advocacy, research, and nation-

Mild winter likely to increase insect, weed pressures

Crop pests may be more abundant in Indiana farm fields this spring because of what continues to be a mild winter. Some species of insects and weeds may have benefited from the warmerthan-normal temperatures and lack of snowfall in the state, two Purdue Extension specialists say. “We have two groups of insects in Indiana - those that migrate here and those that overwinter here,” said entomologist Christian Krupke. “Those that overwinter here as adults, above or close to ground level, have had a particularly favorable winter so far.” Some of those insects are corn flea beetles, alfalfa weevils and bean leaf beetles. “Last fall, we had our highest population of bean leaf beetle in quite some time. Because there should be good overwintering survival, I think we could see high spring populations this year, as well,” Krupke said.

The good news for farmers is that virtually all corn and most soybean seed is treated with insecticide, so any protection available is already on the seed. According to Krupke, that means there is little more for growers to do at this point. Because seed treatments vary in the amount of protection they provide against different pests, Krupke said producers need to keep an eye on their crops as the growing season progresses and apply any necessary foliar insecticide treatments if feeding is severe. Weeds, on the other hand, could be a more visible problem for grain farmers this spring. Indiana has had enough warm days for winter annuals to germinate, said weed scientist Bill Johnson. Although those weeds go dormant in below-freezing temperatures, warm weather promotes their growth. “When winter annuals have had a lot of growth, soils dry and warm more slow-

ly in the spring because of the weed cover,” Johnson said. “It’s much harder for farmers to get sprayers out for burndown treatments on cold, wet soils.” A delay in burndown can lead to a delay in planting, but spraying on wet soils can result in ruts. If weeds aren’t treated early enough in the spring, they may become too large to control with herbicides. Some of the weeds most likely to cause problems are henbit, chickweed, purple deadnettle, marestail, annual bluegrass, Carolina foxtail and downy brome. “Growers need to assess weed size, and if the fields are dry enough in March, they need to get burndown treatments and residual herbicides on their fields earlier than normal,” Johnson said. He recommended glyphosateor g ramoxone-based burndown treatments with residual herbicides added to them. As planting season approaches, both

al standards and accreditation. “Senior centers play a vital role in helping older adults to stay healthy and connected to their community,” said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. “We congratulate the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center on its innovative programs for older adults which can serve as a nationwide model to assist seniors across the country.” “We are deeply honored to be recognized with this Program of Excellence Award 2011 Leadership, Civic Engagement and C o m m u n i t y Development. Some seniors want to play euchre while others prefer to volunteer. We see it as a trend that younger retirees seek opportunities to use their lifetime of experience to help

others. The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center gives them an opportunity to do so, often creating a new volunteer team to meet a local need seen by the seniors themselves,” said Beverly Ferry, CEO of Living Well in Wabash County CoA, Inc., which operates the Dallas L. Winchester

Senior Center, Wabash. The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center has a team of volunteers who bake cookies once a week for the local teen center and another team which makes Grandma’s Fudge which is sold at local stores in Wabash County as well on the

agency’s website. Another team distributes tons of food through a monthly food distribution, which is in addition to the food pantry. The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center is operated by Living Well in Wabash County CoA, Inc., a Wabash County United Fund agency.


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February 22, 2012

Terry Armstrong to instruct watercolor-painting workshop Long family welcomes son

Terry Armstrong will be instructing a watercolor-painting workshop on March 15, for the Wabash Art Guild and all other interested artists (non-members welcome). The workshop will be held at the

Wabash Christian Church, corner of Hill and Miami streets, in Wabash. Set-up starts at 8:30 a.m. and class will begin at 9 a.m.; with a break to eat (bring your own sack-lunch); and will continue until 4 p.m. Pre-registration by Feb. 25 is required for this workshop, as a minimum class of 20 attendees is preferred by the instructor. For

pre-registration information, call 260-5637690 or 260-352-2561. You may look forward to a fun and informative class, in a relaxed atmosphere, where Armstrong will teach some basics and share his techniques. Armstrong has degrees in both fine art and commercial art from IU/Purdue; and has instructed college art courses and watercolor work-

Josh and Megan Long of Wabash are the parents of a son born Dec. 21, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Cruz Matthew Long weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. He joins a sister, Karigan Ann Long, 5, and a brother, Cooper Lee Long, 3. His mother is the

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Watershed landowners share growing success of Eel River Watershed Initiative

Landowner costsharing programs and their pollution-reduction results, pending dam removals and more grants are on the agenda of the 2012 annual meeting of the Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative. The free, public meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Flory Auditorium on the second floor of the Science Center of Manchester College, North Manchester. The Initiative is entering its fourth year of its mission of “protecting and enhancing

the water resources of the Middle Eel River Watershed through education and implementation of soil and water conservation practices.” The annual meeting is of special interest to conservationists, farmers, landowners, birders, anglers and others who use the 30-mile stretch of the Eel River between North Manchester and Mexico, or care about its water quality. “Area residents’ questions, comments and concerns are very important to the

Initiative, so we hope all concerned citizens will join us,” said Terri Michaelis, watershed coordinator for the Initiative. Success in obtaining grants totaling more than $212,000 from federal and state agencies has resulted in completion of 10 soil and water conversation projects with five more pending. The projects range from cover crops to fencing livestock from streams to no-till modifications, nutrient management and grassed waterways impacting more than

2,350 acres. “We are inviting our cost-share participants to the annual meeting so we can recognize their efforts in the watershed,” she added. Initiative agencies and scientists estimate the practices are annually reducing suspended solids in the watershed by more than 2,200 tons, nitrogen by more than 8,860 pounds and phosphorous by more than 3,000 pounds. “We are very excited about the progress we have made this past year in the Middle Eel

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STEVE D. DREYER, 59, Fort Wayne, suffered only minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a southbound Norfolk Southern train. Dreyer was treated at the scene before being transported to Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. (photo by Eric Christiansen) The Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department received a report of a train crash on CR 1100 N east of SR 13 at 2:05 p.m. During the course of the investigation, the Sheriff ’s

Department found that an eastbound vehicle being driven by a Steve Dreyer, 59, Fort Wayne, pulled on the crossing and attempted to back up out of the way of the southbound Norfolk and Southern train. The eastbound vehi-

cle was unable to be removed in time and was struck by the train. Dreyer was treated at the scene for his injuries and was then transported to Lutheran Hospital. The crash is still under investigation

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Strauss Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center to host “Splash-A-Thon” The Strauss Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center will be hosting the first annual “Splash-A-Thon” Indoor Triathlon on March 10 beginning at 7 a.m. All proceeds will support the facility endowment. Participants will register for a one-hour time slot that will include swimming, bicycling and running. Teams of two or three can also compete. This event is a great way to prepare for spring fitness events or simply


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Relay for Life meeting to be held March 1

The next Relay for Life meeting will be a Team Captain Meeting, so anyone wishing to form a team this year is welcome to attend. It will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 1 at the Beacon Credit Union Administration Building, 586 S. Wabash St., Wabash. If they have any questions, they can call Deanna Unger, team development chair, at 260-563-3185 during normal business hours. The Relay itself this year will run from 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 8 and 9 at Paradise Spring. The theme is Decades of Hope. The goal this year is to raise $66,500 and have at least 31 teams.

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Wabash City Police Department Accidents Feb. 15 At 3:20 p.m., vehicles driven by Shannon Brown, 19, Wabash, and Timothy Harvey Jr., 23, Kokomo, collided on SR 15 N near Stitt Street.

Feb. 14 At 10:18 a.m., vehicles driven by Sonsirria Noland, 20, Peru, and Timothy Fedor, 34, Marion, collided at 1601 N. Cass St., Wabash. Feb. 12 At 8:41 p.m., vehicles driven by Arthur Wischman Jr., 61, Wabash, and Bette

Chambers, 78, Peru, collided at 1605 N. Cass St., Wabash. Citations Feb. 15 Scott Satur, Jr., 24, Wabash, false or fictitious registration Justin Farland, 28, speeding Feb. 14 Johnnie Hanger, 54, Peru, speeding

Dorothy Scheffer, 58 Wabash Resident Sept. 16, 1953 – Feb. 16, 2012

Dorothy Marie Scheffer, 58, rural Wabash, passed away on Feb. 16, 11:45 p.m., at her home. She was born on Sept. 16, 1953, in Clinton, to Paul and Doris Mae (McDaniel) Dunn. She married Donald James “Dutch” Scheffer, in Wabash, on May 19, 1990; he died June 26, 2009. Mrs. Scheffer was a 1971 graduate of Northfield High School and was a self-employed tax preparer. She is survived by her three sisters, Edna Thompson, Connie (Mark) Allen of Union City, Penn., and Paula (Ronald) Kerns of North Manchester. There will be no services. Burial will be at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Wabash. Arrangements are entrusted to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. The memorial guestbook for Mrs. Scheffer may be signed at

Harold Eller, 75 North Manchester resident Nov. 18, 1936 – Feb. 13, 2012 Harold Keith Eller, 75, North Manchester, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Feb. 13 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Nov. 18, 1936, to Adrian and Orpha (Wolf) Eller/Miller in Delphi. On June 25, 1955, he married Ruby Kay Graybill; she survives. Mr. Eller attended Rossville High School in Rossville. He was a truck driver for Blue Flame Gas, Alderman Transport, Provimi Veal and retired from Dana Corporation in 2000, having logged over a million miles. He owned and operated Eller Leasing in Southern Ohio and owned and operated H & K Construction, building pole barns. He also owned and operated Country Inn Restaurant, Shipshewana, with his wife in the 1970’s. He attended Liberty Mills United Methodist Church, later going to West Eel River Church of the Brethren. He was a member of American Truckers Association, board member of Homeowners Association in Woodhaven Estate, Sebring, Fla. He enjoyed aviation, held his pilot’s license and loved flying the planes he used for business and pleasure. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. Along with his wife, he is survived by children, Bryce (Debra) Eller of Port Arthur, Texas, Bill (Charlene) Eller of Greenville, Texas, Judy (Larry) Toy of Springport, Rod (Tina) Eller of Howe, Penny (Jim) Railsback of Etna Green and Peggy (Mike) White of Roann; brother, Wayne Miller of Gas City; sister, Ethel Miller of Texas; sister-in-law, Ruth Eller of Montpelier; grandchildren, Rhiannon Eller, Adrian Eller, Nicole Eller, Andrea Eller, Amanda Eller, Cassie Gardner, Trevor Schneider, Ivy Railsback, Luke White, David White, Jacob White and Faith White; step-grandchildren, Jeffrey Railsback, Timothy Barth and Thomas Barth; great-grandchildren, Kainan Eller and Kaylin Gardner; and step-great-grandchildren, Colton Railsback, Caiden Barth, Gracelynn Barth and Brayden Barth. He was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Eller; mother, Orpha Eller-Miller; and brother, Arnold Eller. A memorial service was held on Feb. 18 at South Pleasant Community Building, 5064 W 1400 N, North Manchester. Arrangements were entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crossroads Bank, c/o Kay Eller, 1404 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Condolences may be sent at

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Accidents Feb. 13 At 3:02 p.m., vehicles driven by Brenda Kinzie, 46, Michael Martynowicz, 32,

James W. Schneider, 61, Kimberly Warren, 21, and Heddie Westafer, 37, all of North Manchester, were involved in a

chain reaction accident in the 100 block of East Main Street. Heddie Westafer was arrested for operat-

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Doris Loy, 85

Morris Speicher, 85

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Jan. 12, 1927 – Feb. 2, 2012

U.S. Army Veteran

Nov. 3, 1926 – Feb. 16, 2012 Doris Jean Loy, 85, rural Wabash, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash. She was born to the late Lewis V. and Elma I. (Landis) Story on Nov. 3, 1926, in Wabash. She married Fredrick H. Loy on Aug. 24, 1946; he passed away on Nov. 6, 1992. Mrs. Loy was a 1944 graduate of Wabash High School. She retired as a switchboard operator for the Wabash County Courthouse. She was a member of Lincolnville United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Christopher V. Loy of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter, Paula K. (Mike Martin) Loy of Indianapolis; brother, Robert L. (Esther) Story of Wabash; sister, Beatrice (Richard) Bassett of Wabash; former sister-in-law, Connie Rosen of Wabash; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Truman Story. Funeral services were held on Feb. 21 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine. Rev. Melissa Rice officiated. Burial was in Centergrove Cemetery, rural Wabash. Preferred memorials may be directed to the Lincolnville United Methodist Church-Loy Building Maintenance Fund, 5848 E 500 S, Wabash, IN 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Morris E. “Morrie” Speicher, 85, Leesburg, passed away on Feb. 2 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born on Jan. 12, 1927, in Urbana, to Harold and Mona (Devers) Speicher. He married Anne Mahaney; she survives. He lived on Lake Tippecanoe since 1988 coming from Wabash. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1945 then went on to Naperville College, Naperville, Ill. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired as the secretary-treasurer for Cyclone Manufacturing after 50 years of service. He was a life member of the Wabash and North Webster American Legions. He was a member of the Wabash Elks #471, where he formerly served as trustee. He was a member of the Urbana Lions Club, past director of the Wabash Country Club. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine. He enjoyed golfing and spending time on the lake. Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pam Speicher-Urshel of Wylie, Texas, and Gayle Manby of Wabash; one son, Jeff (Jennifer) Speicher of Wylie, Texas; three grandchildren, Jeff Urshel, Rachel Speicher and Matthew Speicher; and a brother, Daniel (Barbara) Speicher of Leesburg. He was preceded in death by a sister. Graveside services and a memorial service were held on Feb. 6. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League or you may plant a tree in his memory.

Maurice Shelton, 52 Florida Resident Oct. 1, 1959 – Feb. 14, 2012

Maurice Ray (Moe) Shelton, 52, Deltona, Fla., passed away at 10:23 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Orlando Regional Trauma Center, Orlando, Fla., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born to Ernest and Vera (Parsons) Shelton on Oct. 1, 1959, in Prestonsburg, Ky. He first married Jean Lorraine Snyder of LaFontaine. Mr. Shelton’s parents moved to Indiana with him when he was six weeks old. He attended Lagro Elementary, and he was a graduate from Northfield Jr./Sr. High School and Heartland Vocational School in 1977. He was a manufacture representative for Englert Metals Inc., Florida, for three years. He loved life and his fellow man, always ready to lend a helping hand. He was a great storyteller, everyone enjoyed being around him, and hearing him tell stories of his experiences. He enjoyed playing ball, hunting, fishing, cooking and playing the guitar. He especially loved doing things for his mother; his family was his life. He was a wonderful son, brother, father and grandfather. He was very close to all his nieces, nephews and cousins. He had a special relationship with his parents, kids, and grandkids, brother, sister and his fiance, Frances, whom he loved dearly. He was a true friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. He will live on in our hearts forever. He was an organ donor so he will still be helping other as he gave to them so freely the gift of life. He is survived by a son, Justin (Melissa Harrison) Shelton of Deltona, Fla.; daughter, Heather (Tyler) Bashlor of Canyon County, Calif.; brother, Derrick Shelton of Lagro; sister, Adrena Crace of Wabash; five grandchildren, Blaike and Kamron Orth and Khloe and Kylan Bashlor, all of Canyon County, Calif., and Brock Shelton of Deltona, Fla.; his fiance, Frances McMurray of Deltona, Fla.; aunt, Violet (Ted) Shelton of McDowell, Ky.; three uncles, Shannon (Bette) Parsons of Arvada, Colo., Frank Churico of Reading, Penn., and Fred Shelton Jr. of Martin, Ky.; and three nieces, Brittany Shelton, Chelsea Beard and Carlee Crace. Services were held on Feb. 20 at Wabash Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie St., Wabash. Pastor Hobert Meeks officiated. Burial followed in the Lagro Cemetery, Lagro. Online condolences maybe sent to the family at


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North Manchester Police were assisted by LifeMed Ambulance Service and North Manchester and Chester Township Fire Departments.

Ray Faust, 84 Member Lincolnville United Methodist Church June 6, 1927 – Feb. 18, 2012 Ray William Faust, 84, LaFontaine, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Feb. 18 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, LaFontaine. He was born to the late Charles and Pearl (Marken) Faust on June 6, 1927, in Wabash County, where he grew up on a farm. He married Betty Jean Browne on Aug. 12, 1948; she survives. He attended Lincolnville High School. He retired after 40 years of work at Faust Building and Supply. Mr. Faust was a carpenter all of his life. He was a member of Lincolnville United Methodist Church, he was very active in the church filling different positions at different times. He was a LaFontaine volunteer fireman in the 1950’s and 1960’s. As his boys were growing up, he enjoyed helping with Boy Scouts and coaching little league, pony league and basketball. Along with his wife, he is survived by four sons, Michael (Denise) Faust of LaFontaine, Alan Faust of Indianapolis, Larry Lee (Jennifer) Faust of Wabash and Jay Dee (Karan) Faust of Galveston; nine grandchildren, Jacob Faust of Galveston, Josiah Faust of Fort Wayne, Jason Faust of LaFontaine, Mandy Simpson of Plainfield, Josh (Tara King) Faust of Wabash, and Josh Kincaid, John Kincaid, Mary Kincaid and Katy Kincaid, all of Galveston; four great-grandchildren, Haylie Faust, Nicolas Simpson, Nathanial Simpson and Savanna Faust; and a brother, Charles (Mary) Faust of Muncie. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ora and John Faust; and a sister, Marie Sailors. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 23 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine. Officiating the services will be Rev. Melissa Rice. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery, LaFontaine. Visitation for family and friends will be on Feb. 22, 3-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Preferred memorial contributions are to Lincolnville United Methodist Church, 5848 E 500 S, Wabash, IN 46992. Online condolences maybe sent to the family at

Gary G. Treska March 5, 1952 - February 24, 2011 Someone asked me about you today. It's been so long since anyone has done that. It felt so good to talk about you, to share my memories of you, to simply say your name out loud. She asked me if I minded talking about what happened to you — or would it be too painful to speak of it. I told her I think of it every day and speaking about it helps me to release the tormented thoughts whirling around in my head. She said she never realized the pain would last this long. She apologized for not asking sooner. I told her, "Thanks for asking." I don't know if it was curiosity or concern that made her ask, But told her, "Please do it again sometime — soon."

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At 4:52 a.m., a vehicle driven by Linda Renschler, 59, South Whitley, struck a deer on SR 13 north of CR 1425 N. Citations Feb. 16 Michael Carpenter, 24, North Manchester, speeding Feb. 14 Samuel Lopez, 22, North Manchester, unsafe lane change Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department

Accidents Feb. 16 At 4:10 a.m., a vehicle driven by Jeremy Larson, 23, Roann, left the roadway on CR 900 N near CR 600 W. Feb. 14 At 5:17 a.m., a vehicle driven by Tammy Binkley, 34, Silver Lake, left the roadway and struck a pole and tree near 13647 N. SR 13, North Manchester. Feb. 10

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At 6:03 p.m., vehicles driven by Shawna Herron, 50, Wabash, and Ashley Rosas, 25, Warsaw, collided near 12453 N. SR 15, North Manchester. Wabash County Jail Bookings Feb. 16 Billy Evans, 35, Silver Lake, receiving stolen property Thomas Flint, 30, Roann, battery in presence of a minor Feb. 15 William Walters,

21, Huntington, residential entry Cornell Eisenbise, 19, Logansport, failure to appear – illegal possession of alcohol Michael Sadler, 25, Lagro, possession of bath salts and attempted residential entry Feb. 14 Kenny Purvis, 33, North Manchester, possession of marijuana, dealing marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance Heddie Westafer, 37, North Manchester, operating while intoxicated

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May 2, 1927 – Feb. 12, 2012

Joy Young, 83

Harold Larkin Beecher, 84, Logansport and formerly of Twelve Mile and Rochester, passed away at 11 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born May 2, 1927, in Cass County, to Clinton E. and Grace Condon Beecher. On July 9, 1940, in Perrysburg, he was married to Norma Jean Knauff; she preceded him in death on May 1, 2006. Mr. Beecher was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, near Twelve Mile. He graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1945. He was a longtime dairy farmer in Fulton County and was best known as the breeder of Beecher Arlinda Ellen who was the world milk production champion in 1975 and held that record for the next 19 years. He was a longtime active member of the Indiana State Holstein Association. He is survived by eight children, Stanley (Barb) Beecher of Fort Wayne, Steven (Libby) Beecher of Brattleboro, Vt., Susan Beecher of Indianapolis, Sherry (Kurt) Brunden of Media, Penn., Scott (Lisa) Beecher of Howe, Shirley (Eric) Ott of Logansport, Paul (Joyce) Beecher of Craigville and Patricia (Warren) Webb of Valparaiso; eight grandchildren, Casey and Tori Ott, Terry and Jon Boggs, Larkin Webb, Nils Brunden and Keegan and Ridley Beecher; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Grace Ott; five step-grandchildren; and eight step-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held on Feb. 17 at Corinth Brethren Church with Pastor Ben Pippen officiating. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery. Preferred memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Brethren Church, American Heart Association or Salvation Army. The online guestbook can be signed at

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May 11, 1928 – Feb. 15, 2012

Joy W. Young, 83, Wabash, passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born on May 11, 1928, in Anniston, Ala., to Marvin M. Wells and Kathleen (Duke) Wells. She was first married to James William Knoblock. She then married Thomas C. Young, in Wabash, on May 17, 1969; he died Oct. 20, 1979. Mrs. Young was a 1946 graduate of Lanier High School in Montgomery, Ala. She was a homemaker and volunteered at Love Bug Floral and Gifts, the Wabash County Hospital and the Honeywell Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Woman’s Clubhouse and the Elks Lodge, all in Wabash. She loved to play golf, and enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, painting and playing bridge. She is survived by three children, Michael (Sharon) Knoblock of Highland, Mich., Kathleen A. (Kim) Steele of Leesburg and Patrick D. (Amy) Knoblock of Somerset; six grandchildren, Brook Knoblock of North Manchester, Heather Knoblock and Courtney Knoblock, both of Highland, Mich., Kendra (Shane) Raver-Walls of Indianapolis, Natalie Knoblock of Somerset, and Chelsea (James Patierno II) Knoblock of Nashua, N.H.; four great-grandchildren, Cole Walls of Indianapolis, James Patierno III of Nashua, N.H., Tyler Knoblock and Kirstyn Howard, both of North Manchester. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Wells. Memorial services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Feb. 18. Entombment will be at the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. Preferred memorial contributions are to the donor’s choice. The memorial guestbook for Mrs. Young may be signed at

Gloria Allen, 78 Member Church of Christ Jan. 4, 1934 – Feb. 13, 2012

Gloria A. Allen, 78, passed away at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center, New Albany, at 1:10 a.m. on Feb. 13. She was born in Wabash on Jan. 4, 1934, to George Monroe and Anna Olive (Reynolds) Lawrence. She married Thomas L. Allen on July 30, 1983; he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 2009. She had been previously married Clifford Blocher and Keith D. Bond Sr., they survive. Mrs. Allen was a homemaker, and she also worked at Miller’s Merry Manor-East, Wabash, for seven years. She was a former member of Church of Christ, Wabash, and the Wabash Moose Lodge. She is survived by three sons, Hap K. (Luann) Blocher of New Albany, Charles F. (Christy) Bond of Brigham City, Utah, and Keith D. (Tanna) Bond Jr. of Forteville; five daughters, Diane (James) Blocher Brown of Floyds Knobs, Lois Blocher Sitchenkov of Warsaw, Cindy Blocher Price of Sellersburg, Sherrie Bond Ash of English and Cathie (James) Bond Leehman of Blue Springs, Mo.; one sister, Patricia Janet Lawrence Miller of Markle; 33 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Along with her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Lawrence, and a sister Betty Lawrence McKee. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 17 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Burial was at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial contributions are to American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Weekly Reports... continued from page 14

taining a common nuisance Shawn Anderson, 35, Wabash, battery, domestic battery, interfering with reporting a crime Derek Kaser, 19, North Manchester, Wabash County C o m m u n i t y Corrections violation Natalie Eisaman, 32, Fort Wayne, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia Feb. 11 Adam Wisialowski, 22, Wabash, domestic battery Samuel Cole, 21, Wabash, disorderly conduct Tom Rose, 50, Roann, intimidation Feb. 10 Mary Castle, 26, Wabash, failure to appear Sheena Stafford, 26, LaFontaine, criminal trespassing Archie McClung, 57, Marion, possession of marijuana John Rutledge, 30, Wabash, disorderly conduct Derrick Winstead, 26, Wabash, disorderly conduct Logan Herbert, 71, North Manchester, felony intimidation, criminal recklessness T i f f a n y Overlander, 22, North Manchester, possession of methamphetamine

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Judith Satterthwaite, 69 North Manchester Resident May 20, 1942 – Feb. 16, 2012 Judith Ann Satterthwaite, 69, rural North Manchester, passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Horton VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso. She was born on May 20, 1942, in Van Lear, Ky., to Clara Adams. She was raised by Herman and Madge Louise (Young) Pack. She married Richard D. Satterthwaite in October 1983; he died on Oct. 4, 2007. Mrs. Satterthwaite retired from General Tire, Wabash, after 30 years. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Women of the Moose, both of Wabash. She is survived by two children, Barbara (Michael) Boese of Portage and Jim (Kim Edwards) Borelli of Hartsville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Lance Blatsioris of Portage, Kimberly Borelli of Gallatin, Tenn., Megan (Kam McWhirter) Blatsioris and Jared Blatsioris, both of Portage, and Michael Borelli of Hartsville; and two brothers, Dean Adams of Wabash and David Adams of Sacramento, Calif. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery. The memorial guestbook for Mrs. Satterthwaite may be signed at

Richard Kumler, 68 U.S. Navy Veteran Aug. 26, 1943 – Feb. 19, 2012

Richard Roy Kumler, 68, LaFontaine, passed away at his daughter’s home at 3:10 a.m. on Feb. 19. He was born in Kewanna on Aug. 26, 1943, to the late Loren D. and Lois I. (Tomlinson) Kumler. He married Nancy Jean Walters on Sept. 4, 1966; she passed away in 1995. Mr. Kumler graduated from Kewanna High School in 1961. He attended Purdue University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968, and a master’s degree in 1969, both in education. He served our country in the United States Navy Submarine Service from 1961 until 1965. He was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church. He held many memberships in the LaFontaine area, including LaFontaine Masonic Lodge 295. He was raised to the degree of Master Mason in 1966 and also served as past Master and Secretary for 10 years. He was also a member of the LaFontaine Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite 32nd degree, Van Buren American Legion Post #368 and the Troyer Memorial Library Board. He is survived by a son, Robert (Kim) Kumler of LaFontaine; a daughter, Andrea (Kip) Benbow of LaFontaine; a brother, Robert (Darla) Kumler of Rochester; and a sister, Patricia Hoover of Rochester. Along with his wife, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, George Hoover. Funeral Services will be held on Feb. 22, 10 a.m., at LaFontaine United Methodist Church, with pastors Brad Garrett and Larry Ray officiating. Burial will be at I.O.O.F Cemetery, LaFontaine. Preferred memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the current building fund at LaFontaine United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Donna Hysong, 59 Donna Hysong, 59, recently passed away at Oak Brook Nursing Home. She was born to Charles and Joyce Weitzel Ebbinghouse on Jan. 4, 1953 in Wabash. She is survived by her mother; a daughter, Amy (Nate) Bontrager of Huntington; a brother, Gary (Donna) Ebbinghouse of Bluffton; two nieces, Rita Ebbinghouse and Renee Phillippi; and a nephew, Rodney Ebbinghouse. There will be no services. Burial and a private memorial will be held at a later date at Friends Cemetery.

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Helen Vandermark, 92 Member First Brethren Church July 19, 1919 – Feb. 18, 2012

Helen L. Vandermark, 92, North Manchester, passed away on Feb. 18, 11:45 a.m., at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born on July 19, 1919, in North Manchester, to Chester E. and Lula D. (Frederick) Grossnickle. She married Orville L. Vandermark on Oct. 13, 1940; he preceded her in death on April 29, 1995. Mrs. Vandermark graduated from Central High School, North Manchester, in 1936. She then graduated from International Business College, Fort Wayne. She loved to travel and spent many winters in Florida where she liked to shell. She was active in local politics and was a former member of the Ivy Chapter # 69 O.E.S. North Manchester. She was a secretary for Dr. J. Raymond Schultz at Standard Life Insurance Company, Indianapolis. She then was a clerk for the North Manchester Water Department, and from 1971 until 1988 she was the manager of the North Manchester BMV License Branch retiring in 1988. She was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester. She is survived by a son, Donald James (Pamela) Vandermark of Akron; daughters, Judith K. (Jerry) Judjahn of Glendale, Ariz., and Nancy J. (Neil) Tate of North Manchester; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Feb. 23, 11 a.m., at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call on Feb. 22, 4-8 p.m., and one hour prior to services at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Preferred memorial contributions are to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, or the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Vandermark may be sent at

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C O N G R AT U L A TIONS TO SOUTHWOOD BAND AND CHOIR STUDENTS from Southwood Jr./Sr. High School. They returned from the Indiana State School Music Association District Solo and Ensemble Contest bringing back 18 gold medals on vocal/piano and 11 gold medals and nine silver medals in instrumental contest. Good luck to all who will be going to instrumental and vocal/piano state contest on Feb. 25. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Ronnie Roth 68th Birthday on Feb. 19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Feb. 21 Michelle Skeens and son Ryan, Feb. 25 Kalli Gifford age 3, Feb. 23 Katie Hullinger, Feb. 28 Jerry Enyeart, Patricia Walters H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY on Feb. 26 to Dave and Carol Bates. L A F O N TA I N E LITERARY CLUB met at the Troyer Library on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. with Juanita Rapp as hostess. The meeting was by Jean Gilbert with the club members saying the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by The

American Creed. Roll call was answered by Sally Arvin Mary Brane, Janice Dawes, Ethel Eib, Jean Gilbert, Margurite Guenin, Lucille Highley, Bertha Huffschmidt, Beth Loschiavo, Juanita Rapp, Carolyn Royce, Carol Snyder, Patricia Walters, Joyce Willcox, Cece Wood and Karen Stouffer with “Who was your first valentine?� Secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved. Beth gave a memorial service for Dorthea Weaver, who had been a member for 56 years. Sally gave a book report on “Heaven is for Real� by Toad Burpo with Lynn Vincent. With no further business, meeting was closed with club members reading the Club Collect. Next meeting will be on March 8, 2 p.m., at the home of Bertha Huffschmidt. L A F O N TA I N E LIONS held their annual soup supper with The Southwood Jazz Band providing the music. They were very good and if you have chance to hear them, please do. If you don’t you are missing out on some great entertainment. Thank you Southwood Jazz Band, and Director Chris Hickman for coming and making the evening special. LIONS CLUBS I N T E R NAT I O NA L and Lions Clubs are taking on the challenge of vaccinating children in all countries where measles remains a heavy public health burden. In the following 24-hour period, 450 children

will die from measles related complication. For less than US$1, we can vaccinate one child for life. Through our collaboration with Measles Initiative partners, we can save 157 million children this year! You can help us save the lives of these children and ensure they do not become a statistic. Be a part of the solution through the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative. If you would like to donate you may send a check made out to LaFontaine Lions to PO Box 93 LaFontaine, IN 46940. LIBERTY TOWNSHIP SOUTHWOOD

SENIORS the LaFontaine Lions are again this year giving out scholarships. Please go to your guidance counselor for the form to be filled out, and then turn it back into him or her. Even though the form says it is for $100, we have been given out much more. GIRL SCOUTS: Does anyone have lemon cookies for sale? If you have lemon cookies, please call 765-981-4054. ETHEL EIB, LaFontaine Lions Club, is presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship by DG Lana Wilson. WORDS OF WISDOM: by Daniel

Webster in 1852: “If we and our always in the fear of God and shall respect His Commandments..we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country... But if we...neglect religious instruction and authority; violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.� I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU to send

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February 22, 2012

brush. During the 1880’s and 90’s, there were many snake stories. The most curious story occurred near Laketon, first in 1880 and again in 1885. Fifty people were fishing and picnicking on the banks of Round Lake on a pleasant day in August of 1880. At first, a dark object was spotted basking itself in the sun, apparently unconscious. The noise created by the crowd frightened the creature and it took flight. The head of the monster was the size of a queensware crate only much larger. It had a hooked bill not less than 10 feet long. It’s eyes, oval and a sea green color, were as large as a meat platter. It had three legs on either side, shaped like the legs of a crocodile, with terrible claws. It had wings

like a bat, fully 50 feet long according to the eyewitnesses. Its body was encircled with yellow and black bands a foot in width. Boys in the crowd amused themselves by firing revolvers and shotguns at it until it became enraged. It gave one shrill whistle, spread its ponderous wings and with a few osculating motions raised high above the treetops. It circled around the lake a few times then plunged to its bottom with a terrible noise. One witness, a Mr. John Thompson, was fortunate securing a few outlines by actual measurements: length from tip to tip, 190 feet; five feet, two inches between the eyes; forty-five feet girth. Believe it or not, it was thought at the time that the monster of Laketon trav-

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Will keep you posted on when the meal will be. THE LAKETON A M E R I C A N LEGION AUXILIARY has adopted A m e r i c a n Engineering Group 713 from Valparaiso, who is stationed in Afghanistan. A local solider, Spec. Johnathan Dill, is serving in this unit. The auxiliary sent a gift box of cookies to the troops and have many other gift baskets they are planning on sending. FREE WILL DONATION on Mondays at the Laketon Legion for a breakfast and dinner buffet. LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAVE

YOUR PARTY? The Laketon Legion rents their building for special occasions. Contact Pattie Bonowitz at 260-9822233 for rental reservation. THE LAKETON W E S L E Y A N CHURCH members have been remodeling the church with new floors, paint and rearranging pews. Visit Sunday to see all the remodeling restoration. All are welcome. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday night services for children start at 6:45 p.m., for youth and adults at 7 p.m. THE LAKETON

PLEASANT TWP. ASSOCIATION: At the meeting on Jan. 30the new officers for 2012 took over. The committee heads were chosen for the committees for 2012 and they have started working on their committees, with a report at the next meeting, which will be Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. IF YOU HAVE ANY NEWS you would like to share, call me at 260-225-5731 or email me at laketontoday@yahoo. com. My column is bimonthly so any timely news needs to be into me by Thursday, two weeks before the date of to be sure it is included. Have a great week.

LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH: Pastor Rick Borgman will give the sermon, “Savior’s Last Words: Father Forgive Them”, during the 9 a.m. worship service on Feb. 26. Scripture reading will from Luke 23:26-38. Amanda Lyons will

lead Junior Church. Sunday School for all ages will follow the service at 10 a.m. KIDS KLUB: Please remember the church doors will be opened at 5:55 p.m. for kids to enter the sanctuary. If MSD of Wabash County cancels school or releases early, there will be no

Kids Klub that evening. The final Kids Klub for this school year will be March 28. Thank you to all who attended last week’s puppet show and meal. DEADLINE FOR NEWS is each Wednesday by noon. You can e-mail news and pictures to lagronewscolumn@g, mail news to me at 425 S. SR 524, Lagro, IN 46941, or contact me by phone at 260-782-0471 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.



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February 22, 2012


Wabash Lady Apaches fall short in regional final

by Gary Andrews The Wabash girls basketball team fell short at the Tipton regional Feb. 18. The Lady Apaches won the morning game over Winchester 71-58 before falling in the championship to Seeger 57-41. Game one was no easy task for the Lady Apaches as they took on unranked Winchester, who boasted the state’s 2A leading scorer, Ball State bound Jill Morrison. Winchester had won six sectionals in a row and two regionals. Wabash would start with a 5-2 lead on two Kelsey Cromer free throws and a Kyleigh Hampton three before Morrison would take over as Winchester built a 15-7 lead. Hampton hit her second three of the quarter with 1:27 to go before Cromer drained a three with .55 left as Wabash trailed 15-13 after one. Wabash would rally to start the second. Katelyn Vogel hit a free throw, followed by two Claire Cromer free throws and a Hampton deuce to tie the score at

18. After a Marin Hill steal, Vogel hit a driving layup the give the Apaches a 20-18 lead. On the ensuing Winchester possession, Claire Cromer stole the ball and was on her way down the floor before the official blew a delayed whistle, calling her for a foul. That call didn’t slow the Apaches down. Behind Hampton and Hill the Apaches stretched the lead to 25-20. With 2:12 left, Kelsey Cromer hit, followed by Hampton’s second three of the quarter as Wabash led 31-22. Morrison took over again, scoring 10 quick points as Winchester led 32-31 at the half. The third quarter would start fast as Winchester struck first, before Kelsey Cromer and Vogel hit back to back to put Wabash up 35-34. Morrison answered with a three before Claire Cromer hit knotting the score at 37. On the next Winchester possession, Morrison was called for a charge and went down hurt before she taken out of the game

with the score tied at 37 with 5:27 to play. The Lady Apaches wasted no time taking advantage of the situation. Kaley Obenour converted a three-point play and Morrison was put back in with 4:54 to go. Wabash kept the heat on with Kelsey Cromer hitting three straight buckets, one a three and Wabash led 47-38. Fired up on the offensive end, Marin Hill drew a charge on the defensive side and the Apaches were up 49-39 with 2:16 to go. A Morrison bucket sandwiched between buckets from the Cromer sisters and Wabash led 53-41 after three. The Wabash game plan for Morrison came into effect in the fourth quarter. Katelyn Vogel was assigned to chase Morrison and keep as much pressure as possible on her. Lyndsie Thomas, a defensive ace, who was back from a knee injury, traded with Vogel and between the two wore Morrison down. Thomas chased Morrison to the baseline, where normally she would pull up for a

shot, but with worn out legs, the high flying Kyleigh Hampton sent her last shot out of bounds with a monster block. The Apaches out scored Winchester 1817 in the final quarter to win 71-58 and made it to the regional final against Seeger who had knocked off Tipton. Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 25 points, one rebound and two blocks. Kyleigh Hampton had 16 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks. Claire Cromer had 14 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal. Katelyn Vogel had nine points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Marin Hill had four points, six rebounds, one assist and a block. Kalie Obenour had three points and two rebounds. Lyndsie Thomas had three rebounds and two assists. In the championship game against Seeger, Wabash went up first on a Kelsey Cromer bucket and then a

series of early game jitters hit both teams with three consecutive turnovers before Seeger went up 3-2. Kyleigh Hampton and Cromer would trade buckets with Seeger and the Apaches trailed 8-7 when Seeger scored the last 5 points of the quarter and led Wabash 13-7 after one. Cromer would start the second quarter with a three to cut it to 13-10 before Seeger answered with a three. Hampton would then hit her second three of the game to make it 1815, followed by a Cromer bucket and it was 18-17. Seeger had the lead at 22-19 when Katelyn Vogel converted a three-point play to tie the score at 22 with 53.2 remaining in the half. Seeger worked for the last shot and hit with .04 on the clock and led Wabash 24-22 at the half. Wabash would quickly take the lead to start the third quarter on a Cromer three that was answered with a Seeger three. Cromer connected on two free throws and it was tied at 27. Seeger went up two before Hampton hit her third three of the game to put Wabash up 30-29 and was backed up with a Marin Hill bucket to build it to 32-29. Back came Seeger, scoring the next four points to take the lead back when Lyndsie Thomas hit to put Wabash up 34-33. Seeger hit again and Thomas tied it at

KELSEY CROMER attempts to get a shot up against Winchester defenders during the regional semi-final held Feb. 18 at Tipton High School. The Lady Apaches defeated the Falcons 71-58 before falling to Seeger 57-41 in the championship. (photo by Gary Andrews) 35 with a free throw as Seeger out scored with 1:12 remaining. the Apaches 8-4 down Seeger would score 5 the stretch to take the quick points the last regional crown 57-41. Leading Wabash minute and led 40-35 with one quarter to go. was Kelsey Cromer Cromer hit to start with 22 points, one and an the fourth quarter to rebound Kyleigh make it 40-37 before assist. things started to fall Hampton had nine three apart for the Lady points, three Apaches. After five rebounds, quick points, Seeger assists and a block. built their lead back to Katelyn Vogel had three points and an 45-37. Lyndsie On the next posses- assist. sion, Vogel fouled out Thomas had three and two with 5:27 to go and points Seeger hit both free rebounds. Marin Hill throws to extend their had two points, five lead to 47-37. A minute rebounds and an assist. and a half later, Claire Sarah Puckett had two Cromer fouled out points and two and it was all down rebounds. Kalie hill from there. Obenour had two Wabash went cold rebounds and an assist.

Results of boys basketball sectional draw announced

NORTHFIELD’S HUNTER WELLS tries to gain position on Franklin Community’s Luke Kriech Feb. 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Wells eventually lost to Kriech, 5-1, ending his career at Northfield with a 111-23 record. Kriech went on to finish as the runner up in the 152-pound weight class to Isaiah Bradley, who had defeated Wells previously in the semi-state. (photo by Joe Frieden)

The boys sectional draw was held Feb. 19 and will be played at Manchester High School from Feb. 28 to March 3. In game one, held on Feb. 28, Northfield will take on North Miami. Southwood will square off against Lewis Cass in the first game on Feb. 29. In the second match up of the day will feature Manchester and Wabash. Oak Hill will take on the winner of game one on March 2, while the winner of game two and winner of game three will square off in the second game of the day. The sectional championship will be held on March 4.


February 22, 2012

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February 22, 2012

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URBANA YOKE PARISH is having their annual Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Day on Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Urbana Community Building. One pound packages of sausage and sausage patties will be available for sale. All proceeds will go toward Benevolence projects, “helping people in need.” URBANA BASEBALL SIGN-UP WILL BE FEB. 25: Signup sheets for baseball, Little League, T-Ball, Coaches Pitch, and softball will be available from 9 a.m. to noon during the Urbana Yoke Parish Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Day at the Urbana Community Building. Sign-up sheets will also be sent home with students at Sharp Creek and Metro North Elementary schools. URBANA LIONS CLUB met for their

Valentine Dinner for spouses and guests on Feb. 13 in the Community Room of t h e Grandstaf f/Hentgen Funeral Home. President Luke Hunt gave the welcome and conducted a short business meeting and Lion Eldon Biehl gave the invocation. The meal that was catered by Pam Woodall from Pam’s Café assisted by Chasity Cunningham. After the meal, Max and Cheryl Meyer showed pictures and talked about their DERT (Disaster Emergency Rescue Team) experiences following floods and hurricanes in Tennessee and Georgia. Thanks to Michael and Bonita Snell for the Valentine decorations on the tables, the flower gifts for the women, the chocolate hearts for the men and Bonita’s homemade yeast rolls. Lion members present were: Lowel Karns, Ike Binkerd, Ron Anderson, Eldon Biehl, Luke Hunt, Jim Wilson, Joe Adams, Orville Chamberlain, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast, Michael and Bonita Snell, Jerry Long, Max Chamberlain, Max Meyer and Jim Cameron. Guests present were: Darlene Hunt, Marilyn Karns, Gloria Binkerd, Phil Floyd, Beverly Knee, Shirley Anderson, Karen Wilson, Barb

Adams, Martha Chamberlain, Martha Jane Biehl, Lana Long, Nancy Chamberlain and Cheryl Meyer. The Lions Club’s next board meeting is Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. followed by a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Plans will be finalized for their March 24 Fish Fry. ST. PETER’S WOMENS’ GUILD met on Feb. 14 in the Grace Church lounge. President Kitty Baer opened the meeting with two Proverbs about the heart, a poem “The Magic of Love”, and “Instruments of His Love” based on John 15:12 from Quiet Moment time for Women. Hilda Wilcox spoke briefly about a seminar on Love and Faith held at the First Brethren Church in North Manchester that she and five others attended. The Program Committee is working on ways to present some of the information from this seminar to the congregation. Reports were given by the secretary and the treasurer. Roll call was “What do you remember about Valentine’s Day at a school?” Tickets for the Queen Anne Low Boy built by Duane Wagner will be sold at the Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake breakfast and lunch on Feb. 25. Tickets can also be purchased from any Guild member. (continued on page 22)

Northfield Jr./Sr. High School and Sharp Creek... continued from page 20 Allison Middaugh. The Taylor Senior High Group I Women’s Ensemble members who rendered a gold medal performance included Katelyn Taylor, Courtney Frank, Jessica Rose, Tiffany Davis, Rebecca Carey, Alex Peterson, Kalanu Watson-Dunn and Leigha Carey. Ensemble members winning silver medals were the Hoagland Ensemble, comprised of Gabe Hoagland, Rebecca Carey, Katelyn Taylor, Kody Shoemaker, Baylee Shoemaker, Brody Ripplinger, Courtney Frank, Andrew Frieden and Jeremy Nevil. The Treble Choir Haupert Ensemble

also earned silver medals with members Leigha Carey, Megan Corbran, Liddia Crace, Ali Dundas, Sarah Frieden, Javilyn Goshert, Jenna Halderman, Allison Haupert, Ali King, Kaetlyn Kirtlan, Kelsy Rehard, Kim Renfrow, Taylor Renfrow, Elisabeth Rohn, Kasey Rose and Kaitlyn Tackett. The following students who qualified for State competition r e p r e s e n t e d Northfield in Indianapolis at Perry Meridian High School on Feb. 18: soprano soloists, Katelyn Taylor (senior) and Alex Peterson (freshman); baritone soloists, Jeremy Nevil

(freshman) and Jared Fawley (junior); and tenor soloist, Gabe Hoagland (senior). The aforementioned Taylor Octet will also perform at the State Festival. Madison Nevil, grade six, of Sharp Creek Elementary also earned a gold medal for her vocal solo. Many of these students study private piano and voice with area teachers Norma Trump and Mark Nevil respectively. All performers are either a member of a Northfield choir directed by Mark Nevil or the Northfield band under the direction of Todd Ward.


THE FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS at Sharp Creek Elementary School participated in a Social Studies Fair on Feb. 10. Each student studied one Indiana county and prepared a poster about that county that included size and number of townships, interesting facts, information about the county seat, famous people from that county, and what industries were in the county. Judges spoke to each student about the poster they had made and the research done on each county. Finalists were: (from left) Alyssa McKillip, Victoria Pfeiffer, Christy Sparks, Emma Wynn and Courtney Chamberlain. Ricky Kelly (front) was the winner. (photo provided)


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- Linda Newcomb; Head Usher - Dan Eads; Acolytes - McKenzie Baer and Emma Hoover; Nursery Attendant - Krista Hoover; Greeters Gene and Julie Miller; Organist Nancy Miller; Pianist - Janene Dawes. Choir practice will be at 9 a.m. before the worship service begins in preparation for singing for the April 8 Easter Sunday service. On March 4, the Program Committee will sponsor a “Spring Fling” carry-in meal. Details will be announced later. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please add Larry Harrington and Jane Winebrenner and continue to remember Dean Dawes, Brian Helvey, Robert Beck, Loyle Karns, Ardis (and Herb) Witkoske, Bonnie Merritt (the mother of Barb Dawes), Muirel Tyson, and Doris Mattern. Sam Powers has two more cancer treatments to take (three weeks apart). The treatments seem to be working but she will continue to stay at her daughter’s until the treatments are finished. BRUNCH BUNCH met at Pam’s Café on Feb. 15 with the following people present: Max and Ruth Reed, Peggy and Chad Dilling, Marvin and Mary Ann Mast, Phil Weck, Donna Russell and Wanda Denney. BIRTHDAYS: Feb. 23 - Lois Haupert, Beverly Schnepp, Anne Driscoll, Timothy Quinn, Marilynn Miller. Feb. 24 - Brenda Sellers. Feb. 25 - Mike Benson, Shaun Knee, Cale Howard. Feb. 26 Peggy Dilling. Feb. 27 Stephanie April (Maurer) Dimarzio, Phil Dale, Gene Miller, Melissa Eads. Feb. 28 Dan Eads, Andrew Miller. Feb. 29 - Martha Chamberlain, Dennis Schnepp. ANNIVERSARIES: Feb. 24 - Dean and Lois Haupert. Feb. 29 - Jerry and Lana Long. NEWS ITEMS AND/OR PICTURES may be mailed to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash, or emailed to me at or phone to 1-


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STOCKDALE MILL Foundation News: The Mill is open for tours every Saturday, from May through October. Peggy Morris is in charge of organizing

volunteers to work as guides and hosts for the mill. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Peggy and see how they might help. Also, a group of workers meet every Monday during those months, making improvements both inside and outside of the mill. Please contact Jim Watson if you would be willing to help with those projects. (From the Stockdale Mill Foundation) ROANN’S COMMUNITY HERITAGE will hold their next meeting on March 12 at 7 p.m. in

the Roann Public Library. Anyone interested in local historic preservation is invited to attend. ROANN LIBRARY NEWS: Look for upcoming changes and improvements at the Roann Public Library in the coming months. A long-range plan of service is being created to better serve the community of Roann and Paw Paw Township. Keep up with the current events at the library by finding them on Facebook, or visit their website www.roannpublicli- THE ROANN LIONS News: It will soon be time to get updates additions and deletions for the Roann Community Calendar. Russell Krom suggested placing ads in the local newspaper and on the radio to advertise about the calendar. With new people moving in the community it was felt that they may not know about the calendar. Birthdays and anniversaries are on the calendar for “families who purchase” the calendar.

THE ROANN RENEGADES meet every-other Saturday night at the Roann Community Building, located at the corner of Chippewa Road and Walnut Street, in Roann. They feature line dancing and partnered couple’s dancing to country and non-country music. It is a family friendly atmosphere. Class begins at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. For more information, go to THE COMMUNITY EASTER Sunrise Service will be held in

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time and is currently offering $10 off to all new clients during the month of February. Dean Berry works part time at Body In Balance as well as having his own massage therapy business in Logansport part time. He is currently the [resident of the American Massage Therapy Association, Indiana Chapter, and

has almost 10 years experience as a massage therapist. He also has experience working in nursing centers and with hospice patients as well as salons. If you would like to make an appointment for a professional massage with any of the caring therapists at Body In Balance, please call 765-475-0700.

The receptionist is generally in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or you can leave a message and your call will be returned shortly. You can also find us on Facebook at BodyInBalancePeru, or email for an appointment, Body In Balance is located at 7 N. Wabash, Peru.

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Wabash Chiropractic Center welcomes massage therapist receiving a massage prior to being adjusted will help maximize the benefits of the adjustment. “If helps to relax the muscles, which would in turn help you have a better adjustment. It may also help your adjustment last longer,” she said. She went on to say that the massage could help the patient achieve full range of motion, which would allow the chiropractor to perform a better adjustment. Ogan first fell in love with massage therapy as a client. After several years of patronage, her mas-

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On March 5, Wabash Chiropractic Center, 508 N. Wabash St., Wabash, will welcome Massage Therapist Stephanie Ogan to the staff. Ogan will offer 15- and 30-minute massages that will coincide with patients’ adjustment appointments. “They can come in the day before they get an adjustment or we can schedule it for right before they move on to Dr. Dave so they can get a massage on that area that they are really having trouble with,” Ogan said. Ogan says that

sage therapist suggested that she attend school for massage therapy. Ogan accepted the advice and attended Alexandria School of S c i e n t i f i c T h e r a p e u t i c Massage until she graduated in 2008. “I had always wanted to do something that’s helpful to people. I like to be around people, this is a way that you can help them get better,” she said. Since her graduation from Alexandria, Ogan has been employed at Uptown Styles. In November 2011, she transitioned to prac-

ticing massage therapy full-time. Ogan will remain at Uptown Styles on a part-time basis. The services that Ogan provides at Wabash Chiropractic will differ slightly from her services at Uptown Style. “At Uptown, you do get people that come in there because they are hurting, but it’s more of a way to treat yourself or treat someone, whereas at Wabash Chiropractic, we are focusing mainly on if you have a certain area that’s bothering you and you need to focus on how to make that better. This is working mas-

sage into more of the medical field than there,” she said. At Wabash Chiropractic, Ogan’s 15- or 30-minute massages that are scheduled in conjunction with an adjustment may be billed to the patient’s insurance company. “If they are a regular client of Dr. Dave’s and he feels it will be beneficial, he can recommend them to me and we can bill it to their insurance. It’s nice that insurance companies are finally saying ‘Hey, this is beneficial and we can take care of some of this cost for them,” she said.

Ogan took extra training at Alexandria in pfrimmer therapy, which is a deep tissue massage technique that has proven helpful to arthritis patients, fibromyalgia patients and others. At some point, she and Dr. Frischman plan to expand her services to include trigger point therapy as well. “Hopefully we can continue to offer more to come,” she said. Ogan is a Wabash native. Her husband, Kevin, is employed at Ford Meter Box, and they have a two-yearold son. Ogan will still be available at Uptown

Stephanie Ogan Style on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. She will be at Wabash Chiropractic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. To book an appointment with her at Wabash Chiropractic, call 260563-8476.

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Indiana wheat ‘excellent’ despite wet planting season

Indiana’s winter wheat crop is healthy and right on track despite wet weather at planting time last fall that slightly reduced the state’s acreage, a Purdue University agronomist said. Indiana farmers planted about 430,000 acres of winter wheat for 2012, compared with the nearly 460,000 acres planted for 2011. But according to Herb Ohm, the state’s crop looks “beautiful” to this point. “The wet fall delayed planting a bit, so the wheat had just emerged before it started getting cold,” he said. “But because of the mild winter we’ve had, there’s been no substantial winter kill. We haven’t had many heavy rains that would have led to ponding in the fields. The wheat is in excellent condition.” Ohm said if the weather stays warm for the remainder of winter, wheat could soon come out of winter dormancy and

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fields and pay close attention to corn stubble in those fields or nearby fields,” Ohm said. “If they’re seeing a lot of black in the corn stalks, it’s likely at least some of that black is fusarium.” The fungus thrives in humid, wet conditions - especially in April to June when wheat is flowering. It can be successfully treated with fungi-

cides, but the application window is very small. “Fusarium affects wheat when the crop is flowering, and that’s the time when farmers need to apply fungicides,” Ohm said. Part of what makes fusarium tricky is that growers won’t see symptoms in their wheat crop until after the disease is established. That’s why

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gospel Light Assembly of God, 347 Southwood Dr.; Neil Jeffrey, pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (all ages); Morning 10:30; Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Kids’ Korral Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m., Youth Meeting 7:00 p.m. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, north of corner of U.S. 24 & S.R. 13 (619 N. S.R. 13) in Wabash; phone 563-7849; Don Cogar, Senior Pastor. Sunday Bible Classes at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m.; Evening Praise & Worship, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer, 7:00 p.m.; Shockwave Youth Meeting Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Handicapped Accessible. Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN; phone 260-982-6179; Pastor Chad McAtee. Prayer Service at 9a.m.; Worship Service at 10a.m..; Wednesday Evening Discipleship at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Elevate Youth Discipleship/KidzZone “LIVE”. BAPTIST Emmanuel Free Will Baptist, 129 Southwood Dr., Wabash; Rev. Scott Real pastor. Phone 563-3009. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Morning Prayer Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m.; Bus transportation available, call 563-3009. Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash; phone 563-8616; Hobert Meek, pastor, 563-8616. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Youth Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Transportation and nursery available. Sunday morning radio broadcast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sundays mornings on Oldies 106. Grand Street Baptist Church, 1655 Grand Street, Wabash; John Denniston, pastor, phone 765-981-2868; church phone: 563-8409. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Service 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:00 p.m. BRETHREN CHURCH Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 North Third St., Liberty Mills, IN; Church Phone: (260) 982-6169. Pastor: Kelly Beutler; Associate Pastor: Erin Huiras. Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School All Ages: 9:45 a.m.; Fellowship Time: 10:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship: 11:00 a.m. Roann Church of the Brethren, corner of Chippewa & Beamer Sts. in Roann; phone (765) 833-9931; fax (765) 8336561 Sunday school: 9:00 a.m.; Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Children’s Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Pastor - Brad Eckerley; Youth Pastor - Jody Tyner; Pastoral Care Minister - Donna Stiver; Sunday, February 26, 2012 Our worship leader for this Sunday will be Brent Eckerley. Our greeter for this Sunday will be Jeff and Kim Lowe and Tim and Kelly Haupert. Pastor Greg Miller will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship.; Fe. 27 - Evangelism & Outreach meeting 7 p.m.; Feb. 29 - Deacon’s Meeting 7 p.m.; Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m.; “The Source” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m.; Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings.; Wabash Church of the Brethren, Wabash Church of the Brethren. 645 Bond Street ( off Falls Avenue) 260-563-5291. Kay Gaier, Pastor. Wherever you are on life’s journey, come join us as we continue the work of Jesus, Peacefully, Simply, Together. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Children’s church available during worship. Handicap accessible. CATHOLIC St. Bernard Catholic, Corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.; Fr. Sextus Don, Pastor. Parish Office and Rectory: 207 N. Cass St., phone 563-4750. Saturday Evening Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (Sept. thru May); 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (June thru August); CCD 9:30 a.m. each Sunday during school year. Weekday Masses: Mon., Wed., Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:15 -5:15 p.m. Saturday or anytime by appointment. St. Patrick Catholic, Lagro, Mass at 12:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month.

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CHARISMATIC Victory Christian Fellowship, -Not religion...relationship! 112 W. Main Street, North Manchester, IN; (260) 982-8357;; Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Prayer Service 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday Worship Service 7:00 p.m.; Bookstore Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9:30 to 5:30/before and after each service. CHRISTIAN Dora Christian Church, located 1 1/2 miles South of Salamonie Dam, Lagro; phone 260-782-2006. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Early Service 8:15 a.m.; Church Service 10:30 a.m. Minister: Mark Wisniewski. LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine; Phone 765-981-2101; Pastor Rick Smalling; Youth Pastor Jared Kidwell. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship 10:00 am. Nursery Available. Wabash Christian Church, 110 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-4179; Rev. Melinda Kammerer, Pastor; Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Nursery provided. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CHURCH Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd.; Tim Prater, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Radio Ministry 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Sunday WKUZ 95.9 FM. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., 563-8503; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. (Kidz Worship, ages 4 through Grade 3); Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Family Night: activities include AWANA (6:30 p.m.); Alliance Allies (Teens) 7:00 p.m.; Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided. Handicap Accessible. CHURCH OF CHRIST Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 4 miles north of Wabash on St. Rd. 15; phone 563-4109; website:; Solomon David, Senior Minister; Michael Eaton, Worship Minister; Cheryl Eaton, Director Of Music & Arts; David Lloyd, Children’s Minister; Linda Mirante, Associate Ministries; Aaron McClary, Minister of Connections; Kathy Henderson, Director of “Happy Days” Preschool. Dual Bible School & Worship, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 9814345. Bible School 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evening meal at 5:45 p.m. Adult study & youth activity for all ages begins at 6:30 p.m. Church of Christ at Wabash, 1904 N. Wabash St., Wabash (corner of N. Wabash St. & State Route 24); Evangelist Guy G. Provance Jr.; office phone 563-8234. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:00 a.m.; Evening Worship Hour 6:30 p.m.; Mid-Week Bible Study & Youth J.A.M. Program on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Classes & activities for all ages. CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Rick Harrison. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m . FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Patrick Byers, Worship Pastor; Brandon Eton, Youth Pastor; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. David Phillips, Pastoral Care. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible.

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LUTHERAN Zion Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive, Wabash – (260) 563-1886; Sunday School 9:15a.m.; Morning worship 10:30a.m.; Ash Wednesday Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct the services at 7:00pm. Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Kevin Teulker, Communion Assistant is Gary Masterson, Usher is Jim Craft, Altar is Mary GibsonCosby and Ruby Gaston. Sunday February 26th is the First Sunday in Lent. Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct a Holy Communion service at 10:30am. He will also lead the Adult Sunday School. Elder is Kevin Teulker, Communion Assistant is Gary Masterson, Usher is Jim Craft, Altar is Mary Gibson-Cosby and Ruby Gaston, Greeters are Max and Lanell Torpy, Acolyte is Tyler Robison. Living Faith Church, worship service this Sunday at Falls Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue begins at 10:00 am. Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. A children's message is part of every worship service. Bible study classes for all ages begin at 9:00 am with fellowship time after worship. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Our facility is handicap accessible. Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, We worship our Lord each Sunday at 9 a.m. with a Gospel-based message and Holy Communion. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service. We are handicap accessible and everyone is welcome at Trinity! CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester; Phone: 260-982-2882; Pastors JP Freeman & Sebrena Cline; Sunday Services: 8:30-Traditional; 9:30-Contemporary; 11:00-Blended; 11:00 - Small Groups for Children, Teens & Adults; Wednesday at 7-8:30 pm - LIFE by LIGHT - Worship & Discussion gathering for Adults to work through life's hurts, habits & hang-ups; Handicapped accessible.; On the web at;Email: WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Praise. Pastor Rev. Steve Hudson. Home phone 260-5691121. Cell 260-571-3219 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 State Road 114 East N. Manchester, IN 46962; Service times: Sundays -- Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship and Kids Church, 10 AM; Evening Service, 7 PM; Birthday Dinner the first Sunday night of the month: 6 PM. Wednesday night: Adult Bible Study: 7 PM; Missionettes and Royal Rangers: 7 PM. Youth Group: Sunday Nights at 6 PM. Children's Choir: Wednesdays at 6 PM. Second Sunday of each month, 7 PM, Possibilities Support Group for parents of children with special needs. We specialize in ministering to people with special needs and welcome families of children with autism and developmental delays. Come as you are. We don't follow rules, we follow Jesus. Everyone is welcome no matter what walk of life you are from. Pastors Eddie and Karla Akins 260-578-0190. On the web: Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765833-4793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, meets in the Bowen Center gymnasium at 255 N Miami St. Wabash, IN. Pastor Bruce Hostetler can be reached at 260-5710548 or 260-563-4282. The church office is located at 2609 S. 100 W. Wabash, IN. We focus on knowing Christ and making Christ known through personal and community transformation. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for food and fellowship followed by our worship celebration and Children’s worship at 10:15 a.m. YOU are also invited to our Wednesday evening Going Deeper class from 6:30-8 p.m.

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New Foundations Ministries Freedom Center, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash; phone 260-569-0630; Pastor Rick Tolley. Sunday Adult Bible Study & Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7pm Bible Study. Center for biblical council by appointment. Niconza Christian Fellowship Church, 4 Miles North of State Rd. 16, 3 Mile South of Disco,Miami/Wabash County Line Road 13718N 700E, Roann, Indiana 46974. Sunday Praise & Worship Service begins at 9:30 AM. The youth will join with the adults for Praise and Worship in the sanctuary, and then move to the west rooms for Children’s Church. Special music will be presented during the service. Pastor Phil is bringing a series of Lenten messages on in the morning services. Everyone is welcome! Wednesday Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th week of each month at 600 Strauss-Provimi Rd. in North Manchester at 7:00 PM. We are currently studying the methods used to fight the Spiritual war. Please come and join us! We are a Full Gospel Community Church where Spiritual gifts and talents operate. There is always an opportunity for one on one ministry for your special needs. You are invited to join us Sunday as we worship and hear from God through the preaching of His Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit! Get your prayer request to the prayer group by calling the church office at (260)-306-2030; by sending them E-Mail to (; or by sending them regular mail to Niconza Christian Fellowship Ministries, 300 W 4th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962. St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.. Worship 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour & fellowship 11:30 a.m.; e-mail:; website:, handicap accessible sanctuary. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 5633308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Chapel Worship 8:00 a.m.; Sanctuary Worship 10:00 a.m. with preschool childcare, Multi-Media Worship W/Praise Team & Band; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Services 02 / 27 / 11 Scripture: Book of John, Sermon: “Did you hear the snow?” By Rev. Philip Lake, Pastor. 8:00am service Greeter: Laura Thomas, Usher: Frank Nordman. 10:00am service Liturgist: Mary Ellen Clark, Greeters: Judy Decker, Tom & Janet Ross, Ushers: Lalon Allen, Ike Binkerd, J.P. Mattern, Rollin McCoart First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. Wabash, IN; (260)563-3108.; Senior Pastor Kurt Freeman, Minister of Family Life and Outreach Heather Olson-Bunnell, Youth Director Mandi Liley.; Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.; Discipleship Classes 9:30 a.m. & 11:01 a.m.; Nursery available for morning activities, UMYF at 6:00 p.m.; Kids First Day Care open M-F from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. children age 4 weeks thru Pre-School, Director Missie Edwards. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email: Pastor Brad Garrett. Sunday School 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m.; Prayer and Share every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.; Bible Study every Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 9827537; Pastor Kevin G. Dekoninck. (260) 5782160; Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.

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Auctions SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2012 10:00 A.M. Location: Kos. Co. Fairgrounds, Warsaw. Articles: 100+ high quality firearms, 70+ Ruger handguns, Colt, Kimber, Winchester, Ruger, Browning Marlin long guns, vintage sporting advertising, decoys, knives, author signed Winchester, Colt & Ruger books. Huge assortment of new ammunition. Owners: Various. Auctioneer: Metzger Auctioneers & Appraisers.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2012 10:00 AM Location: Wabash County Fairgrounds, Farm Bureau Bldg. Articles: Antiques & collectibles, household, tools, misc., lawn mower, snow blower, trailer & utility vehicle. Owner: Clyde & Erma Dawson. Auctioneer: Tony Stout

$37,900 DVD, Leather, LOW MILES! Diesel Stock # A29A

SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2012 10:00 A.M. Location: 3892 E 00NS, Kokomo, IN. Howard Co., east of Kokomo, IN. on St. Rd. 22 & 35, 3 3/4 miles to Kokomo Shrine Club. Articles: 75+ Longaberger, coins, collectibles. Owner: The Late Mary Jo Honeycutt. Auctioneer: Otto’s Auction Service.

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

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2012 10:00 A.M. Location: Kos. Co. Fairgrounds, Warsaw. Articles: Cranberry glass, antiques, household goods, appliances, John Deere riding mower, tools, coin collection. Owner: Mary Teel & Paul Kissinger. Auctioneer: Metzger Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Local Masonry Restoration Company based in Wabash, IN is currently accepting applications for the position of Project Manager/Superintendent. This position requires a BS in Construction Management and/or previous successful experience managing people and projects. Qualified candidates should send resume to: Atlas Building Services, Inc P.O. Box 628 • Wabash, IN Or email

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$12,900 Leather, Brown, Spoiler! Stock # K123J

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 MOVING SALE: 3222S 100W, Wabash. Take 15N, turn left onto 400S (Airport Rd.), then left onto 1st county road-100W, follow signs. Riding lawn mower, push mower, gas weed eater, lots of items, too numerous to mention. Everything must go! Sat., Feb 25th, 9-5.

$27,900 White, Leather, AWD, Dual Moon Roofs, LOADED! Stock # H12A

MOVING SALE: Wed. & Thurs., Feb 22 & 23, 9-5, 1005 N. Cass St., 3 tall file cabinets, 1 metal storage cabinet, 2 drawer filing cabinets w/counter tops, 1 computer desk, 1 (2 unit office desk), round table w/4 swivel chairs, wood display case, book shelves, large granite conference table & other misc.

$17,900 Extra Clean! New Tires! LOW Miles! Stock # L115P

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 Lost & Found MISSING DOG: Lab mix, black body w/brown paws, orange collar. If found please call the Smith’s at 317-695-3527.

Articles For Sale

$14,900 Leather, Sunroof, Chrome, Running Boards Stock # I112U

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SAT. ONLY, 9-3, 3402W 500S, new items added: surround sound DVD, chain saws, furniture, pictures, pool table, computer, yard equipment; 1993 Chevy 4X4, low miles; misc. decor. Come & pick from the barn.


Full Time Dental Assistant Dental practice in Wabash looking for a full time dental assistant, Monday through Thursday, with strong customer service skills, good computer skills and works well in a small group environment. Dental experience is not necessary.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will solicit proposals from persons or companies interested in operating existing concessions located in the various Department of Natural Resources properties. Information packages for each individual concession listed below may be obtained from the Inns and Concessions Section,

Please contact Dr. Strieter at (260) 563-7322.


Division of State Parks & Reservoirs 402 W. Washington Street, Rm. W298 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Phone number (317) 232-4140

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$11,900 Touring, All Power, V6, Wheels Stock # A219U

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 Wabash City END OF the month Storewide 1/2 price sale, shop now for Easter & St. Patrick’s items. Wabash Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store, 806 N. Cass, Thurs.Sat., Feb. 23-25, 9a.m.4p.m.

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MOVING/GARAGE SALE: Thurs.-Sat., 10-?, 813 N. Miami St.

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$12,890 BLOW OUT! White, Cloth, All Power, Great MPG Stock # D120P

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 SERVIA HISTORY, 18342011, over 500 pages of history, biographies, interviews, businesses, organizations, schools, pictures & maps in binder or perfect bound, $40 each plus shipping if required. Gladys Airgood, 245 S. Mulberry Servia, N. Manchester, IN 46962, 260-982-4726,

32” MAGNAVOX tube TV, large metal desk, 2 lg. dog cages, several oil paintings, lg. gas corner fireplace insert (never been used), refrigerator & stove, 260-563-5985.

JENNINGS MODEL 48 .380cal., automatic, $120; JVC 48” DLP big screen TV, $250, excellent condition. Top cash for guns, 260-563-2636. 1930’S ERA honey-maple dresser, mirror & chest of drawers, solid wood, excellent condition; students school desk from old Chippewa school, 260569-9494.

$25,900 Touch Screen, Full Power, Like New! 4,850 Miles Stock # G18P



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

$21,465 V8, Loaded, Extra Clean! Stock # L19P

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 $125 QUEEN PILLOWTOP Mattress Set. NEW in Plastic, Can Deliver (260)493-0805 A BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, $225, Still in Factory Plastic (260)493-0805.

$350 CHERRY Sleigh Bed, NEW, Solid Wood w/NEW PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, un-opened, (260)493-0805.

$15,900 Leather, LOADED, OnStar, Dark Red Stock # J127P

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

GOOD APPLIANCES: used washers, dryers, ranges & refrigerators. 30 day warranty! 35 E. Canal St., Wabash, 260-5630147. SEVERAL PAIRS of jeans from Maurices, excellent condition, sizes 3/4 & 5/6, $10 a pair, 260-571-9569.

Employment FULL/PART-TIME position for medical assistant in outpatient office. Send resume to 109 Dimension Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.


HANDY MAN looking to expand. Yard & property clean up, cut & stack wood, dry wall, paint, roofs, siding, plumbing & all odd jobs. Leave message, 260750-2709. BANKRUPTCY: Free initial client conference. Discharge all or most consumer debt. Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 relief available...we can save your home. Zimmerman Law Office, PC, Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill St., Wabash, 260-5632178. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy under the bankruptcy code.

NOW BUYING running & non-running cars & trucks, title or no title. Call Ryan today at 260-377-8561. PERSONAL INJURY: Free initial client conference, no recovery, no fee, contingent fee agreement available, over 20 years of experience. Zimmerman Law Office, PC, Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill St., Wabash, 260-5632178.

Downtown Apartments All utilities & Cable Included




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

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$",' $ #' WANTED TO BUY!!! Gold Jewelry: rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, etc., tie tacks, service pins, gold coins & even gold teeth. Silver: Pre-1965 US coins, flatware, teapots, etc. Wabash Valley Prospectors LLC, Tim Ravenscroft, 260-5715858. SEEKING POSITION in/near Wabash City as part-time elderly caregiver; experience, good references, 260-377-9352. ANTIQUES WANTED: Coins, Watches, Jewelry, Furniture, Military (esp. WWII), Rail Road, Boy Scout, Native American Items, Quilts, Pottery, Old Lights, Guns, Knives, Signs, Paintings & Pre1970 Clothing. Call 260569-1865. I MAY PAY MORE!

Pets 4 YR OLD Himalayan cat, blind, needs loving home, no children, 260-563-5985.

Farm LIKE NEW 2004 Wilson livestock trailer, 53 ft. long 102” wide, straight floor, weather shields, ramp inside, 260-359-2844. FARMER LOOKING to expand. Looking for retiring farmer, CRP ground coming back into production or farmland owner looking to change operation. Not interested in bidding conflicts or interrupting quality tenants. Will cash rent or farm on shares. I am not a big farmer looking to get even bigger. I am just a small farmer trying to make a living, would also do custom combining. 765-9814694.

For Rent 2 OR 3 bdrm, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, $125/wk. plus deposit & utilities, 260-330-3729, call after 3:30. LARGE 1 bdrm upper apt., Southside of Wabash, water & sewage included, nice & clean, non-smokers, no pets, references, $300/mo. plus security deposit, 260-571-2777.

2 people, utilities included, deposit required. (260) 571-4199 HOUSE FOR Rent: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 496 W. Canal, Wabash, $425/mo., Call Alex, 765-243-3578. 3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath house, fireplace, 2 1/2 car garage, 285 Linwood Ln., call Sue at 260-330-2659. 1 BDRM house in the country for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrigerator provided, monthly rent plus utilities and deposit, references, call 260-571-1892. 2 BDRM w/combined bathroom & utility room, totally electric, 1 car garage, Southwood Schools, must see to appreciate, no pets, $475/mo., $700 deposit. Call anytime after 8:30 a.m., 260-571-3842. NICE CLEAN 1 bdrm apt. for rent, stove & refrigerator provided, rent paid by the month or week & deposit, references required. Call 260-5711892. NORTH MANCHESTER: Nice 1 bdrm upstairs apartment, appliances & wall coverings furnished, landlord pays part of utilities, 260-982-2746.


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(260) 571-2801 1996 FORD Explorer, AWD, V8, 135K, solid vehicle in great condition, auto., air, p/w-p/l, cruise, tinted windows, sunroof, tow package, 2 owners, $3,200/obo. Call 260-2255114 or 574-274-3777.

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Fulton Industries, Inc. is located in Rochester, Indiana. We are a supplier for Caterpillar and we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: CNC Operators – 2nd and 3rd shifts: Minimum of 2 years hands-on experience on large millimeter multi-axis computerized machines, working knowledge of gages, micrometers, calipers, tolerances, solid math skills (decimals and metrics), excellent attendance record is a must. We offer a benefits package that includes very competitive wages based on job experience and education, major medical, dental, sick pay, 401(k), paid vacation and paid holidays. Applicants may apply in person at: Fulton Industries, Inc. 2903 E. Ft. Wayne Road Rochester, IN 46975 or by fax to: 574-223-6083 or, email to: EOE

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