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of wabash county inc. January 1, 2014 Proudly Serving Wabash County Since 1977 Vol. 36, No. 39

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New Year’s Resolutions... Did you make one? My 2014 New Year’s resolution is… Joe Leland, age 11

Isaac Burkhart, age 6

Anakin Johnson, age 8

Cheyenne Miracle, age 7

“To be a better sports player.”

“To be a better baseball player.”

“To feed my dog, play more and learn more.”

“To hug my mom and family more.”

Mikey Shrider, age 9 “To be a better hunter.”

Laci Fletcher, age 7 “For my dad to catch more deer because I love summer sausage.”

Noah Burkhart, age 8 “To try to be a better soccer player and to be better than Dillon Tomlinson at a sport.”

Abigail Schnepp, age 7 “To be good and not scream and cry all the time.”

Dylan Johnson, age 13

Alyssa Schnepp, age 5

“To be a better big brother.”

“To listen to my mommy more.”

Parker Tysinger, age 12 “To walk my dog every day, go to bed earlier, and cook more.”

Carter Tysinger, age 18 “To go to ComicCon in San Diego, spend more time sleeping, practice the cello more, write more and talk to strangers, waiters and cashiers without freaking out.” (continued on page 16)

Indiana Department of Education releases school accountability grades ahead of grading procedure change in 2014 by Eric Stearley The Indiana Department of Education released 2013 accountability grades for schools across the state on Friday, Dec. 20. Educators, administrators, parents, students and community members can now see if their school made the grade. The legitimacy of these grades, however, is questionable. (continued on page 2)

Police Chief Charles Smith announces retirement by Ashley Flynn After serving with the Wabash City Police Department for 41 years, Chief Charles Smith will retire Feb. 25, 2014. The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety unanimously approved his retirement, as well as his replacement, Assistant Chief Larry Schnepp. Third shift Captain Matt Bruss will become the new assistant chief. The department will begin looking to fill the vacancy in early March. “After 41 years, it’s time,” Chief Smith told The Paper. “Things are changing a little faster than what I can keep up with anymore.” Chief Smith began his career on Jan. 1, 1972 when he was sworn in by Mayor James Vice. Before that, he served in the U.S. Army for four years as a military policeman. He enlisted shortly after graduating from Maconaquah High School in Miami County. “I got the idea that being a policeman isn’t a bad career to have,” he said. “I’ve been in about every position available here, and I’ve enjoyed it.” Chief Smith says he’s confident that he’s leaving the WABASH POLICE CHIEF CHARLES SMITH stands in front of department in good shape. the Wabash Police Department Friday, Dec. 27. Smith will retire “We’ve done a lot here since I’ve been chief and that’s real- early next year. “It’s been great,” said Chief Smith. “I’m getting out while I still enjoy it.” (continued on page 7)



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Indiana Department of Education releases school accountability grades... continued from front page The formula used to determine these grades was put in place in February 2012 and will soon be replaced by a new system following an accountability report

released by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Steven Yager this past October.

The reason the current grading system lasted only a year is due to calculation that many educators find dubious and difficult to interpret. Prior to February

2012, the grading system was very straightforward. The letter grade was solely based upon the percentage of students who passed standardized tests. If 80-89 percent passed, the school received a B. Scores between 90 and 100 percent earned schools an A, with Cs, Ds, and Fs going to schools with passing rates of 70-79 percent, 60-69 percent, and 59 percent and below respectively. The system put in place in 2012 attempted to take more factors into account, including graduation rates, Advanced Placement exam scores, and a “growth model,” the most controversial of the new measurements. The growth model attempts to grade student improvement by comparing individual student growth over the course of a year to that of all students in the state who received the same score the previous year. The growth model used in the current grading system is quite complex. Like the old system, schools receive a baseline grade according to the percentage of

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(Graphs by Eric Stearley) students who pass standardized tests. From there, a formula is used to calculate “high growth,” “standard growth,” and “low growth” distinctions for each student.


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Students are separated into two groups, the top 75 percent of students and the bottom 25 of students in each school. The school’s letter grade can then be raised or lowered based on the amount of improvement the students made in comparison with students in all other schools in the state. The biggest problem with the current system is that it fails to accurately reflect the real scores of the students at each school. This can be

best explained using a hypothetical standardized test with an optimal score of 100 and a passing score of 60. Both Student A and Student B took and passed the test last year, receiving scores of 60 and 90 respectively. This year, the two scored a 70 and 92 respectively. If the state’s average improvement for students scoring a 60 last year was 6 points, Student A would be considered “high growth.” If the average improvement for


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submitted by DeAnne Clifton Director of Operations Wabash County YMCA The New Year is a time for new beginnings and to set goals that strengthen one’s spirit, mind and body. While it’s tempting to make big goals, it’s essential to start small. Set goals that are attainable, easy to sustain, and lead to big benefits over time. As a community-serving organization here in Wabash County, we see how things such as getting involved in with the community and making lifestyle changes can change someone’s life for the better. Here are five New Year’s Resolutions the Wabash County YMCA recommends for 2014: 1. Eat Healthy: Make

water your drink of choice (supplemented by age-appropriate portions of 100 percent fruit juices and low-fat milk) and eat more fruits and vegetables. Keep it interesting and create some variety by mixing and matching fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. 2. Commit to Community Service: Giving back and supporting neighbors can benefit everyone involved. Not only is it a personally rewarding experience to help others in need, but it’s also a way to meet new people and discover new interests. Find an opportunity in your community, such as cleaning the neighborhood park or distributing food at a local food bank.

3. Unplug from Technology: Limit screen time, (television, video games, computer, etc.) and instead set aside an hour or two for activities. If weather permits, go for a walk, bike ride, trip to the park, or have a game night at home with family or friends. 4. Be Physically Active: It’s important for children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day (30 minutes for adults). Incorporate physical activity into your daily routines and spend more time walking to places instead of driving to improve your health and wellbeing. 5. Put Extras to Good Use: Do you have extra canned goods or clothes that could bene-

fit others in need? Clean out your pantry, closet or attic, and donate extra items to homeless shelters or community outreach programs. “At the Y, we are committed to strengthening communities, and we believe this begins with strengthening the people within the community,” said Patty Godfroy, Director of Member Experience at the Wabash County YMCA. “Setting a goal to achieve any one of the Y’s recommended five New Year’s Resolutions can help improve one’s health and well-being.” For additional tips or to learn more about how to get involved with the Wabash County YMCA, contact 260-563-9622 or visit WabashCountyYMCA. org.

Historical Society to hold annual meeting

On Monday, Jan. 13, the North Manchester Historical Society will hold its annual Members’ Meeting in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest. The meeting will begin at 6:40 p.m. The brief business meeting will include reports on the activities of the Historical Society for the past year and election of new board members. Monthly programs for 2014 will also be announced. After the business meeting, the audience will be treated to a video about the Studebaker family, outlining their progress from being blacksmiths to becoming one of the Big Four automobile manufacturers in the United States. The Studebaker name became synonymous with making products of unparalleled quality and giving 100 percent satisfaction in their business transactions. Raised German Baptists (Brethren Dunkards), they followed the Golden Rule in their business practices. Their company motto was, “Always give more than you promise.” While South Bend was the center of the Studebaker Company, family members had ties across northern Indiana, including

Wabash County. Join us to learn their secrets to success and to see what the North Manchester Center for History has in its collection that the Studebaker Museum in South Bend would love to possess! The program will be held in the Assembly Room of Timbercrest

Senior Living Community, 2201 East Street, at 6:40 p.m. There is no cost for the program. All are welcome. While many attend only the program, the public is also invited to come to the Assembly Room at 6 p.m. for a meal prior to the presentation. For those




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Anne Ferringer and John Grotheer wed Sept. 7 Anne Ferringer and John Grotheer were married Sept. 7, at Magnolia Plantation, in Charleston, S.C. Rev. David Hammer performed the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father. The bride is the daughter of Bernie and Vicki Ferringer, North Manchester. The groom is the son of Richard and Elaine Grotheer, Seneca, S.C. Anne and John are both 2010 graduates of Valparaiso University. Ellen Ferringer, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Alyssa McDowell, Susie Stachniak, and Laura Hand, friends of the bride, were bridesmaids. Piper Ferringer, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. Joseph Grotheer, brother of the groom, was the best man. Geoff Yates, Stefan Schalk, and Alan Kus, friends of the groom, were groomsmen. John Ferringer, brother of the bride, was the usher. Rachel Grotheer, sister of the groom, presented the scripture reading. The reception was given at the Carriage House at the Magnolia Plantation. After spending their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple is residing in Charleston, S.C.

Salamonie to host Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon Jan. 6 People age 50 and older are invited to the monthly Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon at noon on Jan. 6 at the S a l a m o n i e Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

After the meal, Terri Michaelis, watershed coordinator for the Middle Eel River Initiative, will present a program on the initiative. Attendees should bring their table service, a prepared dish to share and a $1 dona-

tion to help defray costs of the provided main dish. Advance registration is requested. To register or for more information, call Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127.

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WINTER BREAK FUN DAYS: Kids in grades K-5 are invited to pack a lunch and bring a swimsuit and towel to the pool on Dec. 27, Dec. 30, and Jan 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of fun and activities. Space limited. The North Manchester Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the event. Contact the Strauss Peabody Aquatic Center at 260982-4919 for more information. B R E A K FA S T B E N E F I T S WABASH COUNTY TRANSIT: The North M a n c h e s t e r Congregational Christian Church invites you to join them on Saturday, Jan 4 for an all-you-caneat breakfast from 710 a.m. A freewill donation for your meal is asked. Waitresses will serve from our menu, which

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includes biscuits and gravy, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, pan-fried potatoes, toast, fruit and beverages. All proceeds will go to support the work of the Wabash County Transit. WCT operates a rural public transportation Demand Response Service with rides scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis, dependent upon availability. Recent transportation funding changes and challenges are threats to basic services provided by Wabash County Transportation. This past year was a perfect storm of additional stress on stretched resources. Wabash County Transportation uses local funds such as government allocations and donations to draw federal dollars. Adults age 60 and over ride by donation as part of the Senior Transportation program. The Congregational Christian Church is located at 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Contact the church at 260-9822882 or on the web at www.brightlightccc.o rg for more information about the church. W E L C O M E HOME, PAT O’HARA! Pat O’Hara received a heart transplant on Wednesday, Nov. 27, five months and one day after the placement of his total artificial heart. This date also represents two months before he will celebrate his 60th birthday on Jan. 27! His friends and family were all blessed to have him home for Christmas! The family would like to thank everyone who donates life, whether by giving blood, being an organ donor, or by being the family who respects the wishes of those who are donors during an emotional

time. They will be forever grateful for this gift that gave their family member a chance of a life he hasn’t lived in 30 years. MELC RECEIVES DONATION: Thanks to the community, the D e c e m b e r C o m m u n i t y Breakfast hosted by NMCCC earned $1,000 for the Manchester Early Learning Center. Thank you to everyone who attended and made donations. GUEST SPEAKER AT VCF: Pat Miller, WOWO radio host, will share a special message on “Hope for America” on Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Victory Christian Fellowship, North Manchester. Pat Miller is a successful businessman, popular radio talk show host, political analyst, Christian leader, teacher and sought after emcee and keynote speaker. He has spoken in churches, schools, and rallies in 47 states and five countries. Join us as he shares this special message for the church today. Everyone is welcome! Victory Christian Fellowship is a nondenominational family church located at 112 W Main St. in North Manchester. For more information call 260-982-8357 or 2 6 0 - 9 8 2 - 8 3 1 7 . Children’s services are available at all meetings. CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH OFFERS NEW SERVICE TIMES: Beginning Sunday Jan 5, 2014, worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Small groups and Sunday school for adults, teens and children will begin at 11 a.m. The church is located at 310 N Walnut Street, North Manchester. Children 5 years through first grade will be invited to participate as


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“Saplings” in The Grove during the 9:45 a.m. service. Nursery for infant through four years will be provided during all services. A light hospitality time may be enjoyed between services. The Grove will also be offered at 11 a.m. for children five years through third grade. For more information about the Congregational Christian Church, contact us at 260-9822882 or email MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS): Join other mothers of preschoolers for a chance to recharge, make connections, and learn about things that matter to you in this stage of your life. All this while your child is gathering with other preschoolers in another part of the church. MOPS meet the first and third Tuesday each month during the school year at the First Brethren Church located at 407 N. Sycamore Street, N. Manchester. Please contact Myra at 260466-4630 with any questions.

A GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS OF DECEASED ADULT CHILDREN meets the first Thursday of each month at the United Methodist Church, 306 E 2nd St, North Manchester from 6:30-8 p.m. Grief support gatherings are facilitated by Pastor Karen Eberly, and opened to all mothers who have experienced loss through death of an adult child. There is no charge and we are a very ecumenical group. For more information about our meetings, contact Marie Quick at 260982-8252 or 260-5046179 PARTING SHOTS: “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow NORTH MANCHESTER NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my email address, nmanchestertalks@g or you may call me at 260-982-8800. The deadline for news to appear in next week’s issue of the paper is Wednesday at noon. Please submit timely news as early as possible.

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CHRISTMAS EVE Service was held at LaFontaine Christian Church. Annie Ridgeway, Tom Polk and Cindy Clore sang songs and the congregation was led by Tom

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URBANA POST OFFICE HOURS: Regular hours for the window are Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30—4 p.m. and Saturday, 8—10 a.m. The phone number of the Urbana Post Office is 260-774-3366. SHARP CREEK WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS drawn on Dec. 20 were Braden Ripplinger, who was nominated by Mrs. Kennedy for helping carry boxes into the office and Will Schuler, who was nominated by Mr. Nevil for volunteering to return to help record the Christmas program. SHARP CREEK DATES: Classes will resume on Jan. 6. Jan. 9 - Activity Picture Day for the yearbook. Jan. 10 Drug Prevention Education with the Sheriff ’s Dept. and the Bowen Center for all fifth and sixth grade students. NORTHFIELD DATES: Jan. 11 from 8-11 p.m., the Starstruck High School Dance will be held at the Wabash County REMC Building. Watch for details.

Knable with Melissa Perlich on piano. The night ended with the lighting of the candles and the congregation singing “Silent Night.” Pastor Brad Wright gave a prayer and the congregation was dismissed to have hot chocolate and fellowship. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A STAINED GLASS SILENT AUCTION will be at LaFontaine Christian Church on Jan. 12. This is stained glass from the windows of old church and was not needed at the new church. If you are


interested, please contact the church at 765981-2101. MEMBER CARE of LaFontaine Christian Church met at the home of Jane and Merlin Ridgeway. All had a great meal and fellowship. Those attending were: Wilma Guenin, Connie Knable, Chris Tomak, Phyllis Wynk, Brad Wright, Josh Cortez, Susan Goodpasture, Valene Alexander, Jean Mills, Cathy Preston, Carole Laycock, Betty Harper, Joan Manning, Mary Ruth Mendenhall, Jan and Sandy Bachman,

Donna and Gary Nose, and Ethel and Larry Eib. Thank you Jane and Merlin for opening your lovely decorated home to us for dinner and fellowship. L A F O N TA I N E “ASHLAND DAYS” FESTIVAL: Is anyone interested in being on the committee? Please come to the first meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lions room at the L a F o n t a i n e Community Building. This room is on the west side. The door has a Lions sign on it. There is a need for

more people to help with ideas that they can implement. This is a wonderful small town and it needs the community’s support. NOBLE KNIGHTS OF Southwood for Dec. 16-20 were: Junior High: McKenzie Powell (nominated by Mr. McDaniel) Senior High: Courtney Whitehurst (nominated by Mr. Hammel). Thank you for illustrating respect, responsibility, and personal best! THE WRESTLING TEAM of Southwood High School won on Saturday Dec. 21 at

(right) THIS 1989 YEARBOOK PICTURE, taken at the Wabash County Basketball Tourney, shows Joe Ross dunking over a Maconaquah defender in the final game. Though they were beaten by one point, the team had a very successful season. They won the TRC “outright by defeating Manchester in front of a sell-out crowd that included Purdue’s coach Gene Keady.” They won the sectional that year, but lost the Regional in the final game against Marion. Team members were Pick Chay, Tom Squires, Joe Ross, Jon Ross, Nathan Winegardner, Troy Ross, Randy Keaffaber, Brad Hampton, Ted Hendry and Stuart Blackburn. Head coach was Steve McClure; assistant coach was the late Steve Desper. (photo provided) URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those who volunteered to help with the new church picture directory need to be available at the church on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. If there are changes in phone numbers and/or addresses for the directory, let the church office know by Jan. 5. Committee reports are needed by Jan. 12. The church office phone number is 260-774-3516. The deadline to sign up for the IMPACT Biblical Leadership Academy is Jan. 15. The training will be held on Jan. 24 from 69 p.m. and Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Larry McCall, Pastor at Christ’s Covenant Church, will be the speaker. The training is free, but attendees need to have books. If you are planning on attending, contact Pastor Joe Helt at 317268-8994 so books can be ordered. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please continue to remember Janet (Mrs. Tom) Dale, Marguerite Baker, Lillian Maurer, Max Chamberlain, Lynn Schafer, Max VanCleave, Joe

Wilcox, Keith Lacanfora, Delores Greenlee, Jim Wilson, and Gina (Wilson) Krause and her family. BRUNCH BUNCH will begin meeting again on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 7:30 - 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. BIRTHDAYS: Jan. 2 - Rebecca Bechtold, Anna Lee Biehl, Mary Wilcox. Jan. 3 Douglas Wilcox, Dave Sommers, Chris Hann. Jan. 4 - Brenda Eads, Kash LaFerney. Jan. 5 - Sherry Sluss, Marcus Guttrich. Marcus will be 88 and would love to have a card or note from his Urbana friends. His address is 934 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46033. Jan. 7 - Lisa Spencer, Cathleen Elliot, Wayne Smith, Jama (Runkel) Garcia. Jan. 8 - Monte Chamberlain, Grant Dale. A N N I V E R SARIES: Jan. 2 Peggy and Chad Dilling. NEWS ITEMS and/or pictures may be mailed to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash, or emailed to me at

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HAPPY AND HEALTHY BABIES: Lexi and Peter, born premature, are doing well. They are off oxygen and beginning to behave like normal, healthy babies. (photo provided) Prior to this, Pete and Julie had been looking at all possible ways to get her and the babies 2,000 miles back home. First, they thought about using a motor home, and with the help of a couple friends, drive straight through all the way home. The doctor was not happy with that solution. Then Pete checked out a private car on a train that would take over two days to get home, but what do you do on a train if something goes wrong? That was a big concern. Then he checked out commercial flights, which meant a four-hour car trip to Chicago and an overnight stay, then getting on a plane to Seattle, staying overnight, and a fourhour car trip home from there. With all the time, long lines and everything else involved, this didn’t seem like a good alternative. Then he checked private hospital equipped planes, found out the price was about $45,000, and that it was not covered by insurance. That seemed out of reach. So when the time came for some decision-making, they decided the best alternative was the train, and if nothing else came up, they planned to leave Sept. 2. Of course, all of us were very concerned with the whole situation. Out of desperation, Julie asked us if we had any other ideas. I told her I would check with a service called Grace

On Wings that came to our church in Frankfort a few years back to make a presentation. They are a faith-based nonprofit public charity organization that uses a small, medically equipped jet and Christian volunteer medical personnel to fly people with medical problems anywhere in the United States. They are based out of the I n d i a n a p o l i s International Airport. One of our church members in Frankfort was a doctor friend, and he is the head doctor for this service. So on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 25, I called him and got his answering service. I left a message and asked him if he thought they might be able to help. He didn’t return our call that evening. The next morning, I found the Grace On Wings website and called their number after saying a short prayer asking for God’s help. The man I talked to does the planning, and he said that our doctor friend had sent an email giving them some details and recommending they do everything possible to make this happen. I gave him much more information and told him there was a private airport in Washington only ten minutes from their home that could handle small jets. He said he would check out the airport, figure out the cost, and get back to me in about 15 minutes.

Shortly after, I got a call back from the man at Grace On Wings, and he said the doctor had called him about the staff needed. He had checked out the airport 10 minutes from Julie’s home and it would work fine. The cost would be about $15,000, and they would have the pilot, co-pilot and two medical staff with oxygen and all kinds of monitoring equipment for the babies. I asked him how soon he thought they might be able to get their crew ready, and he said they could be ready by Thursday, Aug. 29, just two days away. I told him I would contact Julie and Pete immediately and have one of them get back to him as soon as possible. By noon, Julie called him back. She said they were thrilled with this solution and wanted to do it as soon as possible. He said he would know that afternoon and let her know for sure. She had decided to take her mom, if possible, and he said that would be okay. At about 4 p.m., he called her back. He said everything was a go and they would leave Indianapolis around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. They would have to stop in South Dakota to refuel and they should land at the airport close to their home around 6 p.m. our time. It was amazing. I made the first call at 9:30 a.m. that morning, and all the (continued on page 9)


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Indiana Department of Education releases school accountability grades... continued from page 2 students scoring a 90 last year was 4 points, Student B would be considered “low growth.” In turn, Student A would help to boost his/her school’s score, while Student B would hurt the school’s score,

regardless of the fact that Student B did much better on the test. The fact that Student B scored well last year makes it harder for him/her to fall into the “high growth” category, and easier for him/her to

contribute to the school’s potential grade reduction. The complexity of this highly simplified, hypothetical scenario makes it easy to see why educators have advocated for a new grading system. In

addition, the standardized test grading, including the growth model, only accounts for 60 percent of the overall grade. The rest is comprised of graduation rates and “college and career readiness” (based

upon Advanced Placement exam scores, International Baccalaureate exam scores, college credits received, and industrial certifications earned. Finally, the weighted proportions themselves change

Police Chief Charles Smith announces retirement... continued from front page

ly the only position here that you can make changes in. Overall, being able to bring the department up computer wise. We’ve got the most current radios in the vehicles. We have incar camera systems, recording systems, and an interview room with the top equipment in it. But leaving the department where it should be with equipment and training and everything that’s needed nowadays, I feel comfortable with that.” But his biggest accomplishment has been establishing the

drug unit. “The biggest thing I’ve accomplished with the help of the department and the mayor has been the drug unit we established in 2004. Like I tell everyone, it’s a shame that a city this size, as small as it is, has to have a drug unit. We have two guys back there and the Wabash County Sheriffs Department and North Manchester Police assist us when they can with manpower. “We could put two more guys back there and still keep them busy. I kind of joke with people when

they ask how things are going. I say, ‘well, we have very good job security.’ I say that as a joke, but I’m serious.” Chief Smith has battled the city’s drug use throughout his career, and its growth has, in part, helped him decide to retire. “People are different than they used to be. You have a lot of people now… as the drugs go, there’s so much more than the general public realizes it. A lot more people are involved in drugs. We are losing a lot of people, maybe not by death yet, but their minds are gone.

It’s a shame, but it’s a sign of the times. It just takes a lot more training now than it used to. I think it also takes a better-educated officer, and it’s a lot faster paced than it used to be. But it’s been a good run.” His biggest reasons for retirement are his three young grandchildren. After retirement, Chief Smith plans to move to Lafayette where his daughter and grandchildren live. His wife, a retired OJ Neighbours Elementary teacher, has already moved. “We’ve had a house down there approxi-

mately 3 to 4 years. That’s been the goal. I go down there on weekends and spend time with them. Now it’s just a transitional type period.” Although he’s moving, Chief Smith plans on visiting. “I’m leaving on a good note. Leaving a good group of people. Hopefully I’ll be back and forth to visit with them. I have reasons to come back in town since our son is still here.” But for now, he’s, “looking forward to staying healthy and enjoying retirement.”

each year, the weight put on “college and career readiness” increasing by 5 percent each year, offset by a decrease in the weight of Math and English scores. This makes it very difficult for educators and administrators to gauge real improvement year to year. If you are lost at this point, you’re not the only one. Even State Superintendent Ritz is confused by the system. “I cannot tell any school what their



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Conference to build on successes of Indiana small farms A Purdue Extension conference will give big help to small farms,

which combine for some considerable heft themselves, accounting for near-

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Conference will offer expert advice to owners of small farms to help them make

Indiana Corn Growers re-elect President Herb Ringel, focus on ethanol regulations. Herb Ringel, Wabash, was reelected president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) by the board at its meeting in December. Also elected were: vice president, Mike Nichols, Rockport; treasurer, George Morton, Lebanon; and secretary, David Gottbrath, Pekin. The ICGA board works to develop sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana corn farm-

ers and consists of f ar mer-directors from across the state. “With the challenges to the Renewable Fuel Standard and lack of movement on the farm bill, it is critical for our lawmakers to hear from Indiana corn farmers on policy that affects how we raise our crops, how we can compete in a global economy and how we build new markets for our corn crop,” said Ringel who is in his second

term as ICGA president. “As we move into 2014, our main focus is to defend the RFS as the Environmental Protection Agency seeks to drastically cut the amount of ethanol that petroleum companies are required to use. This has a direct effect on each and every corn farmer as we have seen corn prices drop below the cost of production since the announcement.” ICGA is asking

Indiana corn farmers to let EPA know that their decision to lower the corn ethanol requirement under the RFS is hurting their farms, as well as rural communities across Indiana who have seen growth because of the ethanol industry. More information and directions on how to submit comments can be found at

FSA offers rural youth loans The Farm Service Agency makes loans to rural youths to establish and operate i n c o m e - p ro d u c i n g projects in connection with 4-H clubs, FFA and other agricultural groups. Projects must be planned and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan and provide the youth with practical busi-

ness and educational experience. The maximum loan amount is $5,000. Youth Loan E l i g i b i l i t y Requirements: •Be a citizen of the United States (which includes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) or a legal resident alien •Be 10 years to 20

years of age •Comply with FSA’s general eligibility requirements •Reside in a rural area, city or town with a population of 50,000 or fewer people •Be unable to get a loan from other sources •Conduct a modest i n c o m e - p ro d u c i n g project in a supervised program of work as outlined above

•Demonstrate capability of planning, managing and operating the project under guidance and assistance from a project advisor. The project supervisor must recommend the project and the loan, along with providing adequate supervision. Stop by the county office for help preparing and processing the application forms.

Woods Framing and Art invites community open house

Dead editor, Woods Framing and Art would like to invite everyone to come in and celebrate the new year with us. Learn what’s new in the world of art and what new things Woods will be doing in 2014. We want to thank all our customers for their loyalty and to introduce our services to artists, those dreaming of becoming an artist, and everyone who likes art. The event will begin at noon on Friday, Jan. 3 and

run until 8 p.m. The event will continue Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of fun activities, doors prizes, food, sales and a mini painting opportunity. The store will give away a grand prize, which will be a $100 gift certificate, at the end of the event. Hourly door prizes of art supplies and classes, hot dogs and all the trimmings, free mini workshops, special sales with savings discounts from 10 to 75 perfect (make your purchase, draw to see

what discount you will receive) and fantastic savings on some new, first time offered, seminars and workshops for those registering during the event. “I have just completed my 35th year in business and am anticipating this to be my last year to teach classes, and I want it to be really special; so we’re starting the year with a celebration. Everyone who comes to help us celebrate will be given a free brush and gift certificates for future framing. Come party with

us; enjoy the day doing a mini workshop, check out our great savings, browse the gallery, enjoy some food, and learn how we can help you to improve your art. Why not start the New Year learning to paint? You will learn to see the beauty of our world in a whole new way. You’ll find many savings for our new schedule of classes and you too can begin to paint this beautiful world.” Jo Wood Woods Framing and Art

their operations more successful. Sessions will focus on issues related to management, production, processing and marketing. The conference, Feb. 21-22 at the Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds in Danville, follows on the successful Indiana Small Farm Conference last March, said Steve E n g l e k i n g , LaGrange County Extension educator and a conference coordinator. “It’s intended for anyone who is currently involved with, or interested in, small farms in Indiana,” Engleking said. “That could be farmers, extension educators, agricultural agency people or students. We hope to continue building a statewide community of people who have a passion about small farms.” Small farms, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are farms with no more than $250,000 in annual agricultural commodity sales. They accounted for 91 percent of farms in the nation and more than half of the farmland, according to the USDA’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, the latest available. It reported nearly 2 million small farms nationwide, with an increase of about 18,500 from the 2002 census. There were 53,539 farms in Indiana with less than $250,000 in sales in 2007. They comprised nearly 88 per-

cent of the 60,938 total farms in the state. Nationally, farms with annual sales of $10,000 or less were the fastest-growing segment of small farms. Such farms would typically be on the low end of size in acreage. The census shows that from 2002 to 2007 the number of Indiana farms with less than 50 acres considered very small - increased by 21.7 percent during the period, from 24,031 to 29,253. The conference will devote workshop tracks to crop and livestock production, marketing/processing and small-farm management. Speakers include Extension educators and specialists from Purdue University, agricultural industry professionals and small-farm owners. Three keynote speakers are scheduled: * Sarah Aubrey of Monrovia, Ind., owner of Prosperity Consulting, a funding opportunities firm that assists entrepreneurs and small farmers in securing funds from a variety of foundations, agencies and other organizations. *Diana Prichard, a mother, author, blogger, speaker and small farmer from north of Lansing, Mich. *Tom McConnell, small-farm program leader at West Virginia University. He will bring his perspective on the importance of small farms in West Virginia, where 98.2

percent of the farms are small farms. That is the highest percentage in the nation. There is a registration fee. You can register for one day or both days. To accommodate families, there is a discounted fee for additional attendees from the same family, and youth under 13 can attend for free. Fees include conference materials and a lunch each day featuring Indianaraised foods. A new feature will be two pre-conference workshops on Feb. 20. *Growing Organic Workshop, covering many questions fruit and vegetable growers have about growing organically. * Dairy Meat Processing and Direct Marketing Tour to Trader’s Point Creamery in Zionsville and Moody’s Meats and processing in Ladoga. Participants will hear from the owners on topics such as production, processing and direct marketing to consumers. For more information, including how to register for the conference and preconference workshops, visit the Purdue Small Farms and Sustainable A g r i c u l t u r e Extension Team website at Information is also available by calling the Purdue Extension hotline toll-free at 888-EXTINFO (398-4636).


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Ribleys share: The story about how we got our new twin great-grandchildren... continued from page 6 arrangements were finalized by 4 p.m. that same day. Praise the Lord. By now, Peter weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and Lexi weighed 7 pounds. They were doing well. They were still hooked up to oxygen and a monitor line for any alarms fulltime. They would have to have these for another six weeks, but with all of Julie’s training, she was handling everything like a pro-

fessional. Ruth and I spent one afternoon with them before they left for Washington and it was a real blessing for us. We were so thankful for the tremendous treatment they received in the hospital and for Julie being such a trooper through it all. With all her training and with God’s help, we knew that everything would turn out well. On Thursday, they arrived at the

Indianapolis airport and met all the plane personnel. The team prayed with everyone, boarded the plane, and left about 10:30 a.m. Julie’s mother, Susan, sent us a message at about 2 p.m. and said the babies had slept all the way to South Dakota where they were refueling. They refueled the babies while there as well, and were then on their way. Peter and several of his family members were

waiting at the airport when they arrived, and the crew had a prayer with everyone. Ten minutes later, they were home. Susan took a picture of Peter and Julie sitting on their couch in their new home holding the babies. They got there about 6 p.m. our time. This picture was worth a million dollars, and we both said a quick prayer thanking our awesome God and Grace on Wings

Common Core author to speak in Wabash Dr. Terrence O. Moore, author of a just released book on Common Core, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3) on Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at Bachelor Creek Church in Wabash. All teachers, administrators, students, parents, grandparents and interested citizens are encouraged to attend. What is the Common Core? How will the Common Core English Standards affect the teaching of great stories in our schools? Will there be any great stories left in the minds of our children when the Common Core has controlled the curriculum and testing of both public and private schools for a few

years? What are the real purposes behind the educational coup that has taken place with very little public debate and even less understanding? In this book, school reformer and professor Dr. Terrence Moore carefully examines both the claims made by the architects of the Common Core and the hidden agenda behind the so-called reforms that have been adopted by over forty states in the nation, with very few people understanding what is really going on. Moore not only challenges the aims of this educational regime, but actually analyzes lessons recommended in the Common Core English Standards and in the new textbooks bearing the Common Core logo.

Tinley Love Dale is born

Jeff and Angie Dale, North Manchester, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 30 at 2:39 p.m. Tinley Love Dale weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. She joins an older sister, Olivia, and an older brother, Kyler. Her mother is the

former Angie Eads. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Brenda Eads. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Kathy Dale. Great grandparents are Larry and Doris Eads, Sonny and Donna Lawson, Roger and Bonnie Dale, and Patty Sausaman.

Such a thorough review exposes the absurdity, superficiality and political bias that can only serve to dumb down the nation’s schools, including those in Indiana. Worse, the means that the Common Core uses represent a deliberate undermining of the great stories of our tradition, the stories that in former times trained the minds and ennobled the souls of young people. Those stories are now under attack. Dr. Moore teaches history at Hillsdale College. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Chicago in 1990 and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. He taught at Ashland University in Ohio for two years. Dr. Moore also served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1990-1993. For seven years, he was the principal of Ridgeview Classical Schools, a K-12 charter school in Fort Collins, Colo., whose high school was twice ranked the numberone public high school in the state. He is now an advisor to the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College and through that initiative is helping start dozens of charter schools throughout

the nation. Dr. Moore writes frequently on educational issues, limited government, and traditional manhood. He has published articles with The Claremont Review of Books, The Washington Times, Human Events, Big G o v e r n m e n t , Touchstone, The Family in America, Townhall and The Wall Street Journal. At Hillsdale, Dr. Moore teaches core Western and American Heritage courses and upperlevel courses in intellectual history, including a course on the Enlightenment and a course on the nature and history of manhood. He received the Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence at Hillsdale in 2010. Dr. Moore is the author of The Perfect Game, a novel about real boys growing up in Texas during the eighties. He lives with his wife and their four children in Angola. His book on Common Core, The Story-Killers: A Common Sense Case Against the Common Core, is available on Amazon and Kindle. Admission is free. Bachelor Creek Church of Christ is located at 2147 N State Road 15. For additional information, call 765-623-1392.

for getting them there safe and sound. This was a happy and quick solution to a tough situation, and we wanted to share it with others, so if they or friends need this kind of service, they will know about Grace On Wings. If anyone needs their services, you can call Hal Blank, the CEO, at his cell phone, 877754-7223, or you can check their web site for all kinds of information. They have now done about 300 missions. At some point in the future, they hope to expand their services to include international flights. They are all true Christians and give God all the credit for their success. We highly recommend this fine group for anyone needing this kind of service. As for Peter and Lexi, they are doing fine. They are finally off the oxygen and monitoring equipment, and they are beginning to roll over and act like normal babies. Peter weighs over 15 pounds, Lexi about 14 pounds. The doctor warns Julie to

keep the babies pretty well isolated from all visitors for another four months, as any illness could be very difficult for them to handle. With Pete and Julie’s constant love, vigilance, and God’s constant watch over them, we know that everything will turn out great. The mother of Julie told us just

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Understanding the farm bill and its history Emily Armentrout On Jan. 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which was an extension of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, commonly known as the “farm bill.” This extension allowed the government to avoid the fiscal cliff, but it expired Sept. 30, 2013. While attempting to pass the next farm bill, the House and the Senate had disagreements over components of their proposed bills. This is the source of the current dispute and the reason a new farm bill has yet to be passed. The farm bill is a piece of omnibus legislation, which means that it contains multiple components but is passed as a single bill. Farm bills last for five

years, after which they expire. Nutrition programs, like SNAP, make up approximately 70 percent of the farm bill. Crop insurance, commodities and conservation make up the other 30 percent of the bill. The House proposed a new farm bill, known as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, which reduced funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by approximately $40 billon, according to Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. SNAP is commonly referred to as the food stamp program. The Senate proposed their own version of the bill, in which they want to reduce SNAP funding by roughly $4 billion. As of December,

Indiana was 28th in participation percentage and 17th in total number of participants nationwide. As of Dec. 6, 14.1 percent of Hoosiers participated in SNAP, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Total annual cost of the food stamp program is $71.8 billion, with approximately 47.6 million Americans using the program, which is 15.4 percent of the United States’ population. According to Ag Web’s John Block, there are sections of the bill that do not receive as much attention as nutrition but could prove to be just as important, like trade. “When we plant our crops, we can count on seeing one-third of that production going to some other country,” reported Block.

The farm bill also may be able to deal with the trade barrier California has set, which keeps California from importing eggs from farms that don’t meet their hen housing requirements. In an article written by Madison Hepburn of Indiana Public Media, Indiana Farm Bureau National Policy Advisor Kyle Cline was optimistic about the progress being made. “Having a farm bill

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Emphasize oral hygiene in the year ahead Of all the plans people make at the dawn of a new year, getting healthier is often at the top of the list. Although many individuals are concerned about shedding a few pounds, there are many other ways to focus on health in the upcoming months, including paying more attention to dental hygiene. Proper dental care cannot only keep a smile bright, it can affect other areas of the body. One of the keys to oral health is the use of fluoride to prevent dental cavities. In fact, many health professionals will say that exposure to fluoride, whether through use of toothpaste or fluoridated water supplies, is probably the most effective cavity-prevention treatment available. Fluoride helps the teeth in a number of ways. Fluoride can promote tooth remineralization. This means it attracts other minerals, particularly calcium, to the areas of the teeth where tooth decay can form, helping to strengthen teeth. Fluoride also helps to make teeth more resistant to

decay. New tooth mineral created when fluoride is present helps to make teeth harder, making it more difficult for acids and bacteria to penetrate the enamel of the teeth and cause damage. Another advantage is that fluoride helps to inhibit acid creation. Dental researchers have found that fluoride can inhibit bacteria living in the mouth. That’s an important finding, as such bacteria can contribute to the formation of damagecausing acids that are notorious for wearing down tooth enamel, causing spots for more bacteria to congregate and form cavities. According to the American Dental Association, individuals who find themselves prone to cavities, or whose dentists have deemed them at elevated risk for developing cavities, may benefit from fluoride application beyond the norm. This may include prescription fluoride applied directly to the teeth at home or procedures where dentists apply the fluoride in their offices. Recent clinical recommendations from a

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Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Accidents

Dec. 18 At approximately 4:28 a.m., an eastbound vehicle on US 24 driven by Harold Bone, 77, Denver,

struck a deer. Dec. 20 At approximately 5:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jamie Mills, 26, Wabash,

Allen C. Deeter, 82 Member of Manchester Church of the Brethren March 8, 1931—Dec. 20, 2013

Dr. Allen C. Deeter, 82, North Manchester, died on Dec. 20 at 12:35 p.m. at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. He was born March 8, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio to Raymond and Flora (Petry) Deeter. Allen married Joan George on Aug. 31, 1952. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Manchester College, Master of Divinity from Bethany Seminary and PhD from Princeton University. Allen did post graduate work at Harvard and Phillips University, Marburg, Germany. He was one of the first peace studies majors to graduate from Manchester College and later directed the Peace Studies program at Manchester College. He was the recipient of the Manchester College Alumni Honor Award and received an Honorary Doctorate from Bridgewater College. Two of Allen’s published books are Heirs of a Promise and Toyohiko Kagawa. He loved sports and was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan. Allen also enjoyed playing softball and basketball and his vacations were usually spent fishing. He was Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Manchester University for 40 years and administrator for Brethren Colleges Abroad for 24 years. Allen is survived by his wife; three sons, Michael Deeter, Milwaukee, Wis., Dan (Jamie Marfurt) Deeter, Granger, Ind., and David (Serena Sheldon) Deeter, Lake Forest, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Paul, Elena and Stephen Deeter, Ryan and Jennifer Deeter, Michelle and Alex Deeter. A memorial service will be Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. The funeral will take place at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N Beckley St., North Manchester. The family will receive friends following the service. Pastor Kurt Borgmann will be officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Preferred memorials are to the Endowment for Peace Studies Chair at Manchester University, 604 E College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962 or Allen C. Deeter Brethren Colleges Abroad Scholarship Endowment c/o Community Foundation of Wabash County, P.O. Box 7, North Manchester, IN 46962. Condolences may be sent to

Historical facts for Jan. 1-7 by Kalie Ammons

It’s time to take a moment to look at the past. The Paper’s historical facts for this week are: Jan. 1, 1942—The United Nations is created. Jan. 1, 1958— Johnny Cash plays in San Quentin State Prison. Jan. 2, 1942—The navy opens a blimp base in N.J. Jan. 2, 1974— President Nixon signs the national speed limit into law. Jan. 3, 1961—The

United States cuts all diplomatic relations with Cuba. Jan. 3, 1990— Matthew Stuart reveals that his brother, Charles Stuart, killed his wife in a famous trial where Charles accused an innocent man. Jan. 4, 1965—Poet T.S. Eliot dies. Jan. 4, 1999—The euro currency is introduced. Jan. 5, 1643—The first divorce in the American colonies goes through. Jan. 5, 1972— President Nixon launches the space

shuttle program. Jan. 6, 1912—The theory of continental drift is first presented by Alfred Wegener. Jan. 6, 1929— Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India, to help some of the country’s poorest people. Jan. 7, 1959—The United States recognizes Fidel Castro as the leader of the new Cuban government. Jan. 7, 1980— President Jimmy Carter authorizes $1.5 billion to bail out Chrysler.

struck a deer on 524. At approximately 5:10 p.m., a vehicle driven by Teresa Hall, 35, Claypool, disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of 200 W and 200 N and collided with a vehicle driven by Denise CarpenterFoltz, 58, Wabash. Hall was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Dec. 21 At approximately 9:50 p.m., a vehicle driven by Tyana Hunter, 23, Wabash, was struck by a vehicle driven by Seth Elliot, 24, Danville, while Hunter was attempting to turn left in a driveway on SR 15. Dec. 23 At approximately 2:05 p.m., a vehicle driven by David Brown, 18, North Manchester, headed southbound on CR 700W, lost control and left the roadway

when the vehicle would not stop accelerating. At approximately 10:47 p.m., a northbound vehicle on SR 13 driven by Samuel Barrett, 54, Liberty Mills, struck a deer. At approximately 5:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jesse Holbrook, 41, Fort Wayne, rear ended a vehicle on US 24 driven by Diane Miller, 74, Andrews. Holbrook was arrested for operating while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 18. His BAC tested at .17. Dec. 25 At approximately 10:20 a.m., a vehicle driven by Mary Manuwal, 82, Plymouth, slid off the SR 114 due to ice while rounding a curve. The vehicle struck a fence post. Dec. 26 At approximately 7:15 a.m., a north-

Viona Brown, 77 Member of Manchester Church of the Brethren Aug. 27, 1936 – Dec. 20, 2013 Viona J. Brown, 77, North Manchester, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 20 at 7:35 p.m. She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Wichita, Kan. to Howard and Mabel Gray. Viona was an elementary school teacher. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren. Viona married Kenneth Brown on July 18, 1960. He died Nov. 3, 2010. She was a graduate of Friends University, Wichita, Kan. and attended Bethany Seminary in Chicago. She was a North Manchester resident since 1961. Viona was a lifelong teacher, having taught French, English and Art in North Manchester and Warsaw. With Ken, Viona played a huge role in the lives of students at Manchester University for over 50 years. She is survived by two sons, Christopher (Karen Long) Brown, North Manchester, Michael (Rachel Mordecai) Brown, South Hadley, Mass.; a daughter, Katharine (David Hupp) Gray Brown, North Manchester; a half brother, Robert Janesky, Topeka, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Samuel, Calvin, Zoey, Milo and Cora. Funeral services will be held Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester, with Pastor Karen Eberly officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Preferred memorials may be made to the Kenneth and Viona Brown Peace Fund c/o Manchester University, 604 East College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962.

bound vehicle on Old SR 15 driven by Diane Shaw, 52, LaFontaine, struck a deer. At approximately 4:45 a.m., a southbound vehicle on Old SR 15 driven by Jose Capultitla, 24, LaFontaine, left the road and rolled over. Capultitla left the scene and was driving without an operator’s license. Dec. 27 At approximately 1:30 a.m., a westbound vehicle on US 24 driven by Rita Scholes, 51, Wabash, struck a deer. Bookings Dec. 20 Kristi Neupert, 23, South Whitley, revocation of electronic home device. Dec. 21 Thomas McCord, 23, Wabash, felony, receiving stolen property. Dec. 23 Holden Wiley, 24, Wabash, possession

of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of syringe, misdemeanor. Martin Monce, 34, North Manchester, revocation of probation, dealing in a schedule 1, 2, or 3 controlled substance, felony. Possession of marijuana, possession of a device or substance used to interfere with a drug or alcohol, misdemeanor. M a t t h e w Middleton, 35, Wabash, revocation of electronic home device. Dec. 24 Khrystopher Skeans, 28, Andrews, theft, felony. Dec. 25 Patrick Schloot, 32, Wabash, public intoxication, resisting law enforcement. Dec. 26 Robert Lewis, 26, Wabash, domestic battery. Christopher Aguilar, 25, Converse, possession

Darrell Jolly, 67 U.S. Army veteran Nov. 17, 1946 – Dec. 22, 2013

Darrell Lee Jolly, 67, Wabash, died at 10:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, at Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 17, 1946 in Wabash, to George W. and Marjorie (Jenkins) Jolly. Darrell was a 1965 graduate of Wabash High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart. He worked at the Honeywell Center in Wabash for more than 30 years, retiring in 2010, and also worked at the Old Kettle Saloon and managed the Elks Lodge Bar, both in Wabash. Darrell was a member of the American Legion Post 15, the VFW Post 286, the Eagles Lodge and the Elks Lodge, all of Wabash. He is survived by two brothers, Keith Jolly and George Kevin (Helen M.) Jolly, both of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held on Dec. 27, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter. The memorial guest book for Darrell may be signed at


of marijuana, felony, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, misdemeanor. Citations Dec. 21 Jessica Strickler, 34, Wabash, 73 in 55, SR 15 and 124. Wabash City Police Department Accidents Dec. 21 At approximately 7:59 p.m., a vehicle driven by Stanley Cripe, 74, North Manchester, ran a stoplight at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Wabash Street and struck a vehicle driven by Edward Church, 42,


WEEKLY REPORTS Wabash. Dec. 23 At approximately 6:33 p.m., a vehicle driven by Paula Tharp, 56, Wabash, was struck by a deer on Mill St. At approximately 8:17 a.m. a vehicle driven by Bayli Chenoweth, 17, Wabash, struck a vehicle driven by Ryan Wilcox, 33, Wabash, with vehicle’s mirror. At approximately 1:47 p.m., a vehicle driven by Marsha Baumgartner, 55, Roann, backed out of Wabash Abstract Company, and struck a pole. Dec. 24 At approximately 6:52 p.m., a vehicle driven by Mack Williams, 72, Wabash, ran a stop

Mildred Maxine Deeter, 92 Former Somerset resident Feb. 12, 1921—Dec. 25, 2013 Mildred Maxine Deeter, 92, formerly of Somerset, died at 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. She was born to the late Phillipp and Olive (Johnson) Dillinger on Feb. 12, 1921 in Green Castle. She married Verlin Deeter in 1945, he passed away in 1994. She is survived by two step sons, Ronald “Bud” Deeter and Joe (Sharon) Deeter, both of Wabash; brother, Wayne (Wilma Mae) Dillinger, Ark.; two daughters-in-law, Laureen Deeter, Wabash, and Isabelle Lewis, Lagro; 14 step grandchildren and 26 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Max Deeter and Ben Deeter, a brother and sister. A private family service will be held at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Pastor Ken Goble officiating. Burial will follow the service at Mississinewa Cemetery in Somerset. Preferred memorials are to New Hope Hospice, 1385 N Baldwin Ave, Marion, IN 46952. Online condolences may be sent to

sign, turned right on Allen Street, drove up on the tree lawn and struck a vehicle driven by Joel Bailey, 38, Wabash. Williams left the scene and told officers he was unaware of the collision. At approximately 8:06 p.m., a vehicle driven by John Whitt, 29, Wabash, was struck by a black Chevy extended cab pick-up truck that left the scene.



Dec. 20 F r e d e r i c k Czerwin, 25, Wabash, driving while suspended, infraction. Dec. 21 Lindsey McKie, 23, Wabash, driving while suspended, prior, and no operator license when required.

Dec. 18 At approximately 12:38 p.m., vehicles driven by Dylan

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Joe Necessary, 67 Pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle May 14, 1946 – Dec. 21, 2013 Joe Roger Necessary, 67, Roann, died at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born May 14, 1946 in Paintsville, Ky. to Joe Masby and Frances (Meek) Necessary. Joe was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Mary (Kramer) Stevens in Wabash, on Nov. 26, 1969. He was the pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Claypool, and sold cars. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He enjoyed working on watches and reading the Bible. He is survived by his wife, Mary Necessary, Roann; three sons, Roger (Katherine) Necessary, Orange Park, Fla., Todd (Megan) Necessary, Wabash, and Donald (Missy) Stevens, North Manchester; nephew, Lee Necessary, Wabash; six grandchildren, Brook Stevens, Amber Stevens, and Kayla Stevens all of North Manchester, Roger Necessary and Derek Necessary, both of Orange Park, and Aaron Hobart, Warsaw, and five great-grandchildren: Kaydence Stevens, Max Lambert, Emma Stevens, Georgia Hobart, and Weston Necessary, brother, Stephen Rice of Strabane, Ireland, and Joe’s dog, Rascal. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Victor Necessary. Funeral services were held at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, on Dec. 27, with Rev. Luther Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial is the American Heart Association or Wabash County Cancer Society. The memorial guest book for Joe may be signed at



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Hoffmeyer, 20, and Lloyd England, 80, both of North Manchester, collided on SR 114 W and SR 13 N.

Dec. 20 At approximately 3:53 p.m., a vehicle driven by Karen Manns, 48, Claypool was struck in the 100

Elsie Ward, 80 Member of Wabash Freewill Baptist Church Jan. 22, 1933 – Dec. 22, 2013

Elsie Fay Ward, 80, Wabash, died at 8:40 p.m., Dec. 22, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 22, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky. to Jake and Alma (Fitch) Webb. Elsie married Reverend Henry Ward in Johnson County, Ky. on June 7, 1952; he died Nov. 27, 1983. She faithfully served beside her husband in his ministry and pastorship for many years. She enjoyed cooking. She loved her family, grandkids, and great-grandkids. She was a member of Wabash Freewill Baptist Church and the Marion Sympathy Club. She is survived by her two children, Shirley (David) Anderson and Benny (Monica) Ward, both of Wabash; four grandchildren, Andrea (Mick) White, Amanda Ogle, and Joshua Ward, all of Wabash, and Krista (Christopher) Fleshood, Marengo, Ill.; eight great-grandchildren, Nicole Ward, Wabash, Danielle Fleshood, Marengo, Bryce Ogle, Rochester, Hiley Ward, Wabash, Alexandria Fleshood, Marengo, Madison White and Noah White, both of Wabash, and Cadence Fleshood, Marengo; four sisters, Darlene Ward, Dolly Arrowood, and Karen (Carlie) Ward, all of Meally, Ky., and Edna Mae Butcher, Louisa, Ky., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Rev. Bobby Webb; and her great-grandson, Benny Charles Cone. Funeral services were held Dec. 28, at Wabash Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Preferred memorial is the family of Elsie Ward to assist with funeral expenses. The memorial guest book for Elsie may be signed at

Ruby Tyner, 98 Member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren Feb. 28, 1915 – Dec. 20, 2013

Ruby M. Tyner, 98, North Manchester, died at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born Feb. 28, 1915 in North Manchester, to Fred and Gladys (Grossnickle) Cummins. Ruby was a 1933 graduate of Chester High School. She married Buford “John” Tyner on Oct. 7, 1933; he died Oct. 9, 1970. She was the assistant manager at GC Murphy, and she also worked for The News Journal and the Burger Dairy Store, all in North Manchester. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren. She is survived by her grandchildren. Dennis Goff, North Manchester, Terri (Michael Williams) Fratus, Wabash, David (Cristina) Goff, Fairhaven, Mass., and Darren Goff, Fort Wayne; great grandchildren, Nathan (Cassandra) Fratus, North Manchester, Veronica (Frank) Trundle and Jennifer Aguiar, both of Port St Lucie, Fla., Jeremy (Kelly) Fratus, North Manchester, Dereck Goff, Fairhaven, and Briana Williams, Wabash; great, great-grandchildren, Charlie Vanyo, Brodie Fratus, and Ralik Fratus all of North Manchester, Bryan, Bianca and Brandon Trundle, all of Port St Lucie; sister Lucille Newell, North Manchester, and nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her daughter, Joyce Marlene Goff, who died Dec. 22, 2009, son-in-law Gaelon Goff, greatgreat grandson Malik Fratus, sister Willodean Walters, her husband and nephew. Graveside services and burial were held Dec. 26, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. The memorial guest book for Ruby may be signed at

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block of W. Main Street by a vehicle that left the scene. Dec. 25 At approximately 7:26 p.m., a vehicle driven by Joseph Shepherd, 28, South Whitley, slid into a stop sign on Wayne Street at SR 13. Citations

Timothy and Nancy Eviston to Shawn Hayslett and Kimberly Evans, warranty deed. Amanda Templin to Angela McCoy, warranty deed. Cindy Shenefield,


Rita Hosier, Richard Hosier, and Bob Hosier to Cathy Wolfe, personal rep deed. Housing & Urban Development to Christopher Brown, warranty deed.

Brent Dawes, Robert Dawes, and Theda Dawes to Joshua Cortez and Amy Cortez, personal rep deed. Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortage to Roger

Martin, warranty deed. Darris Richie and Wanda Richie to Robert Brannon, warranty deed. Mickey Harrison, Rickey Harrison, C h r i s t o p h e r Harrison and Jackie Bentley to Citimortgage Inc., quitclaim deed. Jessica Bair to Sharon Bair, quitclaim deed. MBN Properties LLC to Spenser Todd, warranty deed.


Todd Miller to Andrew Rice and Jennifer Rice, warranty deed. J a m e s Kirkpartrick, Rhonda Lewark and Myra Adkins to Norma Kirkpatrick, quitclaim deed.

Stephen Waite, 61 Southwood graduate July 27, 1952-Dec. 21, 2013

Dec. 18 Gary Suttles, 36, Spartanburg, S.C., cited for driving while suspended. Dec. 20 Eric Ortiz, 18, North Manchester, arrested on a warrant for revocation of parole. Dec. 21 Daniel Jenkins, 19, Sidney, cited for expired registration. Dec. 23 Brent Dubois, 24, Rochester, cited for expired registration. Mike Ridenour, 45, North Manchester, arrested for domestic battery, interfering with reporting a crime and resisting law enforcement. Dec. 24 Christopher McGowan, 17, North Manchester, cited for false and fictitious registration. Rhonda Shea, 55, North Manchester, cited for false and fictitious registration. Pablo Cabrera, 26, Akron, cited for speed.

Stephen E. Waite, 61, Russiaville died at 6:57 p.m. on Dec. 21, at Community Howard Region Hospital. He was born on July 27, 1952 in Wabash to Carl E. and Eileen (Wise) Waite. On Jan. 21, 1995 he married Darla Bever; she survives. Stephen was a 1970 graduate of Southwood High School. As a child, he worked alongside his father and grandfather at the Waite Saw Mill in Somerset. Stephen enjoyed wood working, was an avid NASCAR fan, like going to flea markets and loved horses and trees. Survivors include wife Darla Waite, Russiaville; son Luke Waite Norman, Okla., Larry Marr, Peru, mother Eileen Waite, Wabash; sister Phyllis (Terry) Jivery, Somerset; sister in-law Jackie Waite, Somerset; granddaughter Stephanie Marr; one great grandchild; niece Angie Waite; nephews Jeremy and Jason Waite and numerous great nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his companion Freckles. Preceded in death by his father Carl Waite and brother Rodney Waite. Keeping with the wishes of the family cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements have been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home of Russiaville.


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Hartley seeking re-election

Wabash County Prosecuting Attorney William C. Hartley, Jr. has announced that he will be seeking reelection for the Office of Wabash County Prosecuting Attorney during next year’s election. Mr. Hartley, a Republican, graduated from Southwood High School in 1986 and served four years on active duty in the United States Army,

immediately following high school. He served in airborne infantry units at Fort Clayton, Panama, and the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., among other places. He is a graduate of the Army’s Jungle Warfare, Air Assault, and Light Infantry Leader schools. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended

Indiana University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a major in A c c o u n t i n g . Following his graduation, he worked for a certified public accounting firm in Plymouth, while attending law school at Valparaiso University of Law. In May 1996, he received his Juris Doctor degree from

Valparaiso University and was admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana by the Indiana Supreme Court during the same year. He is also admitted to practice law before the United States Northern and Southern District Courts of Indiana. Following law school, he practiced law in Merrillville, Ind., for approximately two years before return-

ing to Wabash County, handling criminal cases in Wabash Superior Court. Since 2003, Mr. Hartley has served as the elected Prosecuting Attorney, handling major felony and various child support cases in Wabash Circuit Court. His office has been recognized by the Indiana Family and Social S e r v i c e Administration as

one of Indiana’s top 10 counties in the collection of child support. Mr. Hartley served as a Board Member of the Wabash County United Fund Board of Directors from 1998 through 2004, serving as its president in 2003. Additionally, he is on the Wabash County Hospital Foundation’s Business and Industry Committee and has coached various youth sports teams including teams in the Wabash Little League baseball system. Mr. Hartley currently serves as a Board Member on the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council and also serves on its Executive Committee as secretary/treasur-

er. Mr. Hartley is a member of the Wabash County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, and National District A t t o r n e y s Association. Skip Daughtry will continue to serve as the treasurer of the Hartley for P r o s e c u t o r Committee, a position that Mr. Daughtry has held since 2001. Also serving on the committee is Dave Mann, Kenny and Kathy Jones, Karen Newhouse, Parker Beauchamp, Jack Thomas, and Attorneys Rick Fisher, Joe Eddingfield and Mark Guenin, among others.

Indiana Muskie Summit to be held Jan. 18 Muskie anglers to host Indiana Muskie Summit, Jan. 18 Anglers, fishing guides and DNR biologists will convene on Jan. 18 in Fishers to talk about the state’s management plan for muskie at the inaugural Indiana Muskie Summit. The summit is open to the public and will be hosted by the Hoosier Muskie Hunters and Webster Lake Musky Club. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 9901 E. 126th St. Agenda topics include an update on the DNR’s muskie hatchery and stocking program. Discussion also is likely to include potential fishing regulations, habitat management and fostering partnerships. “Our state offers some of the best muskie fishing in the Midwest and we want to keep it that way,” said Scott Law of the Hoosier Muskie Hunters. “The meeting will bring together DNR biologists who are directly involved with muskie management, fishing guides, avid muskie

anglers, and any angler who wants to learn more about Indiana muskie fishing.” Bill James, DNR chief of fisheries, said the summit will give the DNR a chance to showcase its muskie program and maintain dialogue with anglers. “We want to hear what they have to say,” James said. Muskie, a large predatory fish, was native to Indiana only in small tributaries of the Ohio River. In response to angler interest, the DNR began stocking muskies in various waters in the 1970s. Since then, the program has expanded to include 16 lakes and reservoirs across the state, due in part to support from muskie anglers. “As muskie fishing grew, so too did our relationship with muskie clubs,” James said. “The Hoosier Muskie Hunters and the Webster Lake Musky Club have been instrumental in working with us.” For more information, call Scott Law at 317-625-2214.

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Upper Wabash Interpretive Services hosts eagle watch events

Visit the largest documented wintering bald eagle roost in Indiana with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services during its annual eagle watch events this January and February. Sunrise Eagle Watch on Jan. 18 begins at Mississinewa’s Miami State Recreation Area boat launch. Participants should arrive before 6:30 a.m., which is when everyone will caravan to the roost to

watch the eagles greet the morning. The Traditional Eagle Watch on Feb. 15 and 16 will meet at S a l a m o n i e Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area at 3 p.m. both days for a short “Eagles in Indiana� program. Participants will then caravan to the roosting site to watch eagles return for the night. A live bald eagle from Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab will be on hand to give

participants a close up look at our national bird. Donations will be accepted. Handicap accessible parking at the roost site will be available. Those who need accessible parking should mention it during registration. Register by calling 260- 468-2127. The program is free and open to the public. Participants who have binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras should bring them.

Henry Lawson Grimes is born J.D. and Ashley Grimes, Lebanon, are the parents of a son born Sept. 30. Henry Lawson Grimes weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He joins a two-year-old sister, Brooklynn. Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Marilyn Penrod, North Manchester. Paternal grandmother is Della Grimes, Lafayette. Maternal great-grandfather is Eldon Biehl, North Manchester. Paternal great- grandparents are Rosie Short, Noblesville, and Richard and Jean Grimes, Hot Springs Village, Ark.


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New Year’s Resolutions... continued from front page Charlianne Pardo, Student at Oklahoma State

Molly Pardo, Student at IUPUI

Mitch Figert, Wabash County Historical Museum

“To make the best out of every opportunity or situation I find myself in.”

“To have another successful year at Oklahoma State.”

Madison Pardo, Disney World Employee

“To cook at home more.”

“To spend more time at home with my family, my kids and our new son.”

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Jade Hall, Family Video “To make the Dean’s List, since I’m going back to college.”

“To marry a millionare.”

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“To live a happier, healthier life.”

“To play more golf and improve my game.”

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Cory Schroeder, resides in Florida, from Peru (pictured with his son, Jacob Woodall, his nephews, Nolan and Dawson Dwyer and stepfather, Stan McCoy) “I moved away many years ago, so to spend more time back at home with my family.”

“To not make a New Year’s resolution because they end up being broken every year so I am not even going to make one this year.”

Pam Haynes, Huntington University “To be to more kind to my kids this year.”

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Congratulations to the December Polar Pride winners! They were Rylea De Wald, Ashton Good and Cash Cartwright. All Metro North Elementary students received at least one Polar Pride slip during the first semester. Congratulations to all of the students for embodying the Polar Pride guidelines every day. Mrs. Moore caught the following students reading: Maddox Elzy, Dean Elzy, Charity Case, Grayson Harner, Wyatt Barton, Hailey Barton, Hannah Wilson, Avery Shrider, Kolten Clifton, Ebbie Halverson, Steven Kowalczuk, Savanna Enyart, Kolten Janner, Jayden Janner, Madison Hall and Kaylee Hall. ROANN LIONS CLUB will meet on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. at Roann Town Hall. ROANN LIBRARY NEWS: The library will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s holidays. January will be Amnesty

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Ranch home sits on a NEW LISTING large wooded lot w/an additional wooded lot behind for a total of 1.21 acres. Metal roof 2011, Vinyl windows 2008, fully insulated 2008, new garage door, Lennox furnace & central air 2011. Full basement with some additional finish work, could be livable space features a wood burning fireplace & has a shower & sink along with laundry. If you prefer hardwood floors just removed carpet, but carpets were recently professionally cleaned. LP Tank is rental NC Coop. Septic was pumped in 2012. MLS #77081648 $73,900

Home has a upNEW LISTING dated kitchen w/new cabinets & counter tops, gas range & new refrigerator. Washer & dryer also included. Family rm was used as a 3rd bedroom, landing is large enough w/closet to be used as a bedroom. Garage has been turned into large shed, that you could convert back to a one car garage. Patio w/partial privacy fence in back. Possession day of close. MLS #77081700 $49,900

531 MICHIGAN ST. Looking for nice garage space in town on a large lot? This home has a nice 2 car det garage and a 1 car det garage, large side yard and large wrap around porch. Exterior freshly painted. 2 bedroom & a landing/w closet used as a 3rd bedroom. Appliances included but not warranted in this large eat in size kitchen. New water heater going in soon. Plumbing appears to be all PVC. MLS #77079645 $39,900

3067 W. MILL CREEK PIKE 1 acre lot just on the edge of city limits gives you convenience of town but all country. Many updates in last few years include Vinyl windows, vinyl siding, carpet, ceramic tile, kitchen cabinets & counters, all new bath, pressure tank, water heater, compressor in air condition, furnace & more. Hardwood floors under carpet if you prefer. Enclosed front porch is heated & carpeted for additional living space. Nice small deck on front w/large deck across back of house. 2 car det garage/workshop & nice large shed. Come take a look. Possession day of close, be in prior to Christmas. MLS #77081125 $74,900





HAPPY NEW YEAR! There is something cleansing about the chance to start anew every year. We make resolutions to change, goals we want to

January 1, 2014

TENDERHEART PRESCHOOL VISITED BICKFORD COTTAGE near Wabash to sing Christmas songs for the residents. After the concert, they traveled to Lynn’s restaurant in downtown Roann for ice cream. Thanks to Lynn’s for the treat! (photo provided) ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my email address at, or

you may call me at the phone number listed. The deadline for news to appear in next week’s issue of The

Paper is Tuesday at noon. It would be best to submit timely news items two weeks in advance.

meet, and shed the troubles of the previous year. I sincerely hope that you all are able to shake off the dust of 2013 and have a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014. A LAGRO TOWN MEETING will be held Jan. 6 at the new time of 6 p.m. and is open to the public. As of Jan. 1, the new room rental prices will go into effect for the community building. Basic rental is the same, however, there will be a $25 deposit added to each rental, which is refundable when the key is returned and

the room has been inspected. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gary Knable on Jan. 2. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Steve Turner, Jan. 2, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Schaaf, Jan. 3. Happy Anniversary to all! DORA CHRISTIAN CHURCH will not have a bible study on Jan. 1 or a Ladies Aid meeting on Jan. 2. These functions will resume after the holidays. PLAN TO SPEND NEW YEARS at the

Lagro American Legion. Sabian 360 will be providing entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This event is open to the public and requires no cover charge. Head on in and enjoy a fun filled evening with a great group of people. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NEWS to or call me at 260-571-9996. If you are unable to call or email, please feel free to mail your news to PO Box 42, Lagro, IN 46941.

250 GRANT ST. Nice Brick & vinyl ranch home close to pool, schools and shopping. This home has had a lot of updates with very open concept living from eat in kitchen w/island & all appliances included, new counters & tiled back splash, to living room w/gas log stone fireplace & large 4 season sunroom across back of home. Beautiful new wood laminate & ceramic tile flooring. 3 bedrms, 2 full baths w/updates & half bath in laundry rm. Basement has a finished 22 x 30 ft family room installed w/ all new drywall, basement was waterproofed w/transferrable warranty. Features a Rennai Tankless water heater, you never run out of hot water, deck & firepit. MLS #77080447 $169,900

1247 WILLARD DR. Looking for a home in a quiet neighborhood? This home has been completely painted, ceilings & all, ready for you to move in. Roof is only 2 years old, GFA furnace 2006, water heater new. Some hardwood flooring. The back yard has a full privacy fence and a detached garage. Living room & kitchen are very open. Call for your private viewing and move right in. MLS #77080492 $59,000

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Beautiful hardwood floors are the first thing you see as you step into this large home w/character & charm. Many updates include all new wiring & 200 amp service, furnace & air updated in recent years.New kitchen w/all appl included. Vinyl replacement windows through majority of home & roof only 6 years old.The staircase & bedrms have newer carpet but have hardwood floors under carpet.Want a bedrm on main floor, make the living rm your bedrm & the huge dining rm as your living rm. The kitchen is large enough for your table if you wish. Large patio in back. Sellers are painting the ext trim & porch just for you & to help with USDA loans. MLS #77079682 $72,500

This home has had many updates, it is very comfy cozy, just sit relax & enjoy. Large front entry, formal dine rm w/French doors, large live rm. Family & kitchen all open. Kitchen is all new in recent years. Mud room between house & 2 car att garage, heated & large work shop area. Well landscaped lawn w/swing frame. Oversized shed for extra storage. Dine room use to be large downstairs bedroom & could easily be converted back making the home a 4 bedroom. All newer vinyl windows. Come take a look at this beautiful home. MLS #77079839 $119,900

SEVEN ROSER SISTERS TOOK A FIELD TRIP TO CHICAGO Dec. 16 for shopping and fellowship. The ladies, aged 73-86, spent the whole day shopping at Macy’s, eating in the Walnut Room, viewing Christmas lights, attending Christkindlmarket Chicago German Festival, and snacking on the famous Garrett’s Popcorn. Five of the sisters are members of a 12-sibling Roser bunch, and two of the girls are in-laws. Pictured from left are: Lois Roser, Betty Roser, Peggy Riggs, Marcella Houlihan, Shirley Atkinson, Carolyn Everest, Lisa Dale (Marcella’s daughter), and (back) Betty McKillip. (photo provided)


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What to expect during an annual physical doctors will check patients’ vital signs. Patients can expect to have their blood pressure taken and pulse rates measured. Respiration rates may be taken to determine if there is a lung or heart problem. Doctors also will examine a patient’s ears, nose and sinuses. The neck and possibly under the arms also will be examined to check the feeling of the lymph nodes and the carotid arteries. Some doctors hook patients up to a machine that measures heart rhythm through sensors on various areas of the body. Doctors also discuss patients’ medical histories, updating their charts with any new information when necessary. Inquiries about particular health issues

that run in the family will be discussed, as well as any illnesses or hospitalizations patients may have had in the past. Doctors will ask patients if they are taking any medications or supplements, and also will ask if patients have been dealing with any nagging medical issues. During the physical examination, doctors will look at and feel patients’ abdomens to detect the size of their livers and to determine if there is any abdominal fluid present. The stethoscope may be placed on the abdomen to listen for bowl sounds. The physician also may examine other areas of the body, including the back and spine to ensure there are no abnormalities. A

weight and height check will be given to measure for body mass index, or the percentage of body fat patients have, which will then be measured against the norm for patients of similar age, weight and height. Females who do not see a separate gynecologist also may receive a pelvic examination and breast exam during their physical examinations. Doctors will check that the uterus and reproductive organs are in good health, and feel for lumps or other issues within the breast tissue. A sample may be taken from the cervix so a Pap smear can be conducted to determine if cervical cancer is present. An external exam will look for sores or other indications of

Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom reporters to answer these six questions in the first several paragraphs of an article. Teachers can give their students the newspaper and tell them to identify the 5Ws and the H. Students are likely to embrace the readerfriendly nature of news articles, and might just pick up their Mom or Dad’s newspaper around the house as a result. * Teach the difference between editorials and hard news stories. When using the newspaper as a teaching tool, teachers can give students two different articles, one news and one editorial. Before explaining the difference, ask kids to identify the differences. Chances are, kids will pick up on the main difference, that an editorial is an opinion piece that uses facts to support an idea, while a news story simply reports the facts without giving an opinion. This can prove a valuable lesson for kids to

learn, promoting reading comprehension and teaching kids to question the source of their reading materials in an analytical way. * Encourage kids to read their favorite sections of the newspaper. Kids are kids, and they’re may not be interested in the front page stories or most of what’s included in section A. However, there are sections in every newspaper that can appeal to kids, and teachers and parents alike should encourage their kids to read those sections that interest them. The entertainment section might have stories about kids’ favorite movies, while young sports fans are likely to enjoy articles about their favorite teams and players. The goal is to get kids excited about reading, and many parts of the newspaper are filled with articles kids can enjoy. * Use the local section as a teaching

tool. Kids may or may not be interested in what’s going on in the world’s financial markets or even the nation’s capital. But the local section is something kids can often relate to, with stories about people and places they’re familiar with in their own towns. Human interest stories about local residents doing good deeds or about local businessmen and women setting trends might give kids a greater sense of pride in their community. The local newspaper is a wonderful tool for educators to use with their students. If there’s not one already, teachers should contact their local school board or even their local paper to see if an agreement can be worked out where teachers can provide their students with the local newspaper every day.

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raphy, colonoscopy or prostate examinations. These tests will rule out the presence of cancer or other diseases. Doctors also may suggest patients have their vision and hearing checked.

Nerves and neurological responses, including strength and balance tests, may be tested during a physical. Doctor also may look for sensory changes in the extremities of the body. Doctors may order urine and blood analyses to verify that the levels are within range. A blood test usually will include a cholesterol test, and may include an examination of blood-sugar levels to rule out diabetes. Men and women over the age of 40 may be referred to specialists who can conduct a mammog-

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Lynne Ann Schafer, 54 Member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ Dec. 2, 1959 – Dec. 27, 2013 Lynne Ann Schafer, 54, of rural Wabash, died at 12:49 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 2, 1959 in Wabash, to Robert and Mary Jo “Jody” (Wright) Pefley. Lynne was a 1978 graduate of Northfield High School. She was a former member of the Dora Christian Church in rural Wabash, where she was a youth leader. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and served on the sound team. Lynne worked for Production Credit/ Farm Credit in Wabash, and also owned Lynne’s Lien Searching and Dedicated Title Co. from 1986 to 2008. She was a former member of the Wabash Area Chamber of Commerce, and a former cheerleading coach for Wabash and Northfield high schools. Lynne was a very active “Meme” to her grandchildren. She loved her family, friends, boating, trips on their Harley Davidson motorcycle, getting manicures and pedicures, and unsweetened tea with extra ice. She was a mom to all. Lynne loved to sparkle and shine, and she believed you can never have enough glitter. She is survived by her husband, Charles C. “Chuck” Schafer; two daughters, Jill Schafer, Indianapolis, and Julie (Brian) Thompson, Converse; parents, Robert and Jody Pefley, Lagro; two grandchildren, Garrett and Gwen Thompson, Converse; two sisters, JoEllen (Lou) Studio, Wabash, and Susan (John) Kacsits, Rockford, Michigan; brother, David (Lee Ann) Pefley of Lagro; close adopted family, Florian “Flo” Huber, M.D., Salisbury, Maryland, Shyla Simmons, Indianapolis, and Jami Jann, Greenville, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. St. Rd. 15, Wabash, with Solomon David officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church Preferred memorials are the Wabash County Cancer Society and Karsyn Kares. The memorial guest book for Lynne may be signed at





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Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the newspaper. For no charge, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on overseas and, for sports fans, what happened during last night’s games. For educators, newspapers can be a valuable teaching tool as well. Younger kids typically aren’t avid readers, but newspapers are often reader-friendly, with concise articles that aren’t as long-winded as chapters in a book. Teachers hoping to instill a love of reading in their pupils can put the local newspaper to work in a variety of ways. * Teach kids the “5Ws (and the H).” Most adults recall the lesson of the “5Ws (and the H).” The 5Ws and the H are Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. Newspaper articles are typically built around the rule that encourages

disease. Men can expect a visual examination of the penis and testicles. The physician will check the external structure to look for abnormalities like tumors or hernia. To check for hernia, the physician may examine visually or feel the scrotum and ask patients to cough as part of the exam. Some doctors will examine the skin for the appearance of unusual moles or growths that could be indicative of skin cancer or refer patients to a dermatologist for such an examination.


Routine health screenings are an integral part of maintaining personal health. Although some individuals make frequent visits to their physicians, many others limit their doctor visits to their annual physicals. Those who have never had a physical examination may be unsure of what to expect of such a procedure. That uncertainty can induce anxiety. However, a physical examination is a simple procedure for many people. Depending on a patient’s age, doctors may consider a more extensive examination, but the following procedures are what constitute a physical for younger patients without preexisting medical conditions. During a physical,



January 1, 2014

POET general manager defends renewable biofuels at EPA hearing

Emphasizes Impact on Indiana’s Economy

by Shaun Tilghman Earlier this month, Steve Pittman, general manager of POET Biorefining North Manchester and president of the Indiana Ethanol P r o d u c e r s Association (IEPA), testified in defense of renewable biofuels during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing. According to Pittman, the hearing provided an opportunity for interested parties to weigh-in regarding the EPA proposal to lowering Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers for 2014. “It was a chance to speak with C h r i s t o p h e r Grundler, director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, who is really the decision maker in what happens with the RVO from this proposal standpoint,” he added. “As the president of IEPA, I was invited to speak on behalf of that organization,” Pittman continued, “as well as our local POET plant. Out of 150 people that spoke at the hearing, around 115 of them spoke favorably about keeping the RVO as it was originally to continue increasing the amount of ethanol being placed in the market. There were farmers, ethanol producers, and people representing environmental concerns as well as oil, gasoline, and corn associations. Everybody had their own opinion about how their industry was going to be affected, but overall I think we made the point that it does affect agriculture negatively if we reduce the amount of ethanol produced. “It pulls away the secondary market that farmers can sell their products in, which could lower the support for corn pricing. The farming economy has been very good for the last

several years, with corn demand being high and prices staying fairly high throughout the drought; although, now that we’ve got a good corn crop in they’ve dropped quite a bit, but there is still good demand for it. So, it continues to fuel our agriculture-based economy, which results in benefits for several spinoff industries, such as pickup trucks and tractors to name a few.” The original RVO proposal was made in 2007 when the legislation was launched for the U.S. long-term energy policy. For 2014, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) originally called for 14.4 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended, which is up from the 13.8 billion gallons blended for 2013. “The new RVO proposal is basically to reduce the amount of ethanol that’s being blended into the gasoline supply for the United States in the upcoming year,” Pittman explained. “The gasoline companies are projecting that we’re going to see a reduction in fuel used in 2014 – down to 132 billion gallons total – and that goes above the 10% blend law that we’ve had in place; therefore, they’re saying there won’t be enough consumption to blend the 14.4 billion gallons into the fuel supply. “Based on the E10 pumps that we have now, and the E85 or midlevel blend pumps we have in other states, we don’t see any problem with hitting the 14.4 billion gallons in 2014. So, we disagree with their viewpoint on that subject. Legally, this boils down to market share. The oil companies are pushing back based on the fact that they feel threatened and don’t want to lose additional market share to the ethanol industry; we just want access to a free and open market to provide our products and allow the consumer to make the final choice.”

During Pittman’s testimony, he also expressed concern that moving ahead with the proposal would cost Indiana jobs. The ethanol industry in Indiana has created 3,575 fulltime jobs and has generated $3.4 billion of annual economic activity. It also increases household and farmer income by $257 million per year and contributes $520 million to the state’s Gross State Product annually. “If the Administration moves forward with this proposal, prices at the pump will be in jeopardy,” Pittman said. “Since ethanol is a cheaper fuel than gasoline, any reduction in the amount of ethanol in the fuel we consume could result in an increase in price for the consumers. Taking momentum away from the renewable fuel industry while empowering oil companies is not the solution consumers are looking for. Moving backwards from the 2013 numbers only hinders advanced biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol, and will prevent such technologies from coming to states like Indiana. “We’re on the verge of launching advanced cellulosic

biofuels; in fact, P O E T - D S M Advanced Biofuels and DuPont Biofuel Solutions both have structures in the ground in Iowa to launch their first cellulosic plant in the first half of 2014. Our investors aren’t going to continue investing in advanced cellulosic ethanol if the EPA, through the RFS, is going to pull away from their federal support of moving forward with advanced biofuels – so that’s a very big concern. After launching the plant in Iowa, POET has plans to put that attachment on all facilities, which includes North Manchester. That would mean a couple of hundred million dollars invested in the local facility, as well as some additional good-paying jobs at our biorefinery; all of that could be put in jeopardy if this proposal stands and they pull away from the volumes.” Pittman closed his testimony with a personal touch, explaining the fears he has for those close to him as a result of this proposal. “I have saved the most important concern I have about this proposal for last, and it is a

STEVE PITTMAN (second from right), general manager of POET Biorefining - North Manchester and president of the Indiana Ethanol Producers Association, testified in defense of renewable biofuels at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing on Dec. 5. (Photo provided) very personal one for me,” he said. “My son served two tours in Iraq as relief for permanent troops,” Pittman concluded, “and although he has no ‘physical’ scars, he put his life on the

line for all of us – to protect our nation’s interests over there. My personal concern is, will my grandsons have to leave this great country and go to protect our oil interests in the Middle East – put-

ting their lives on the line – when we have the answer to energy independence right under our noses but just don’t have the courage to do the right thing?”

THE PAPER January 1, 2014

HAROLD METTLER BOWLED A 300 at Wabash Cannonball Lanes on Friday, Dec. 27. Mettler is 78 years old and has been bowling since he was nine years old. This is the first time Mettler has bowled a 300, but he has come close, bowling a couple 299s in his lifetime. This is the first time that Mettler bowled right-handed all season. He has been battling an injury in his right wrist due to a couple bones he chipped while bowling. This season, he has been bowling left-handed, but told The Paper, “I was bowling with my left hand, but wasn’t able to pick up my spares, so I went back to my right hand.” (photo by Emily Armentrout)




January 1, 2014

Seasonal song becomes holiday favorite The song “Winter Wonderland” has become a staple of holiday radio. Much like “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland” was not intentionally written to become a Christmas carol, but evolved into one over time. The song was pub-

lished in 1934 by composer Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard B. Smith. Smith resided in the town of Honesdale, Penn., and was inspired to write the lyrics of the song after seeing Honesdale Central Park and his own childhood home blan-

keted in snow. Smith actually wrote the lyrics while being treated in the West Mountain Sanitarium in Scranton, Penn., for tuberculosis. Many singers have performed the song throughout the years, so much so that it is often a standard song

on artists’ holiday compilations. Some of the better-known and earlier versions were made by The Andrews Sisters and Perry Como. “ W i n t e r Wonderland” has evolved into one of those songs that inspire visions of

snowy splendor. Original lyrics feature a portion of the song mentioning young lovers being married spontaneously by a traveling “parson,” a Protestant minister. Some thought those lyrics sent the wrong message to children, and another version was written with a circus clown, instead. The song has been sung with either bridge in place and even both in lengthier versions of the tune. For those who want to enjoy their own winter wonderland and sing along with this classic winter carol, here are the lyrics. “ W i n t e r Wonderland”

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland. Gone away is the bluebird, Here to stay is a new bird. He sings a love song, As we go along, Walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown He’ll say, “Are you married?” We’ll say, “No man,” But you can do the job While you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire, As we dream by the fire, To face unafraid, The plans that we’ve made, Walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, And pretend that he’s a circus clown We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman, Until the other kiddies knock him down. When it snows, ain’t it thrilling, Though your nose gets a-chilling. We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way, Walking in a winter wonderland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. Bible study classes for all ages begin at 9:00 am with fellowship time after worship. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Our facility is handicap accessible. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) – 173 Hale Drive, Wabash. Phone 260-563-1886. Pastor: Rev. Jeremy Yeadon. Sunday school and adult Bible class 9:15 a.m., worship service 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion observed the first and third Sundays. Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, We worship our Lord each Sunday at 9 a.m. with a Gospel-based message and Holy Communion. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service. We are handicap accessible and everyone is welcome at Trinity! CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Pastors JP Freeman and Sebrena Cline. Sunday Praise & Worship Services: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday nights: Celebrate Recovery and Celebration Station for kids PK-6 at 7 p.m. – gain help from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meets in the Sanctuary. Thursday Night Togethering (TNT) at 7-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall - contemporary worship, small groups and fellowship for the whole family – adults, youth group and children. Handicapped accessible Contacts: 260-982-2882;; WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Pastor Joe and Rachel Allen. Phone: 765-243-5010. Email: NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 State Road 114 East N. Manchester, IN 46962; Service times: Sundays -- Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship and Kids Church, 10 AM; Evening Service, 7 PM; Birthday Dinner the first Sunday night of the month: 6 PM. Wednesday night: Adult Bible Study: 7 PM; Missionettes and Royal Rangers: 7 PM. Youth Group: Sunday Nights at 6 PM. Children's Choir: Wednesdays at 6 PM. Second Sunday of each month, 7 PM, Possibilities Support Group for parents of children with special needs. We specialize in ministering to people with special needs and welcome families of children with autism and developmental delays. Come as you are. We don't follow rules, we follow Jesus. Everyone is welcome no matter what walk of life you are from. Pastors Eddie and Karla Akins 260-578-0190. On the web: The Lord's Table, 31 E. Market St. Wabash, IN 260571-7686.; Verse by Verse Fellowship and Casual dress - Contemporary music. Pastor: Roxane Mann; Assist: Bruce Koenig. Sunday Worship 10:30am; Youth Service 10:50am; Wed. Ladies Support Group 12pm; Wed. Church Service 6pm; Thursday Ladies Support Group 6pm. Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765833-4793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, meets in the Bowen Center gymnasium at 255 N Miami St. Wabash, IN. Pastor Bruce Hostetler can be reached at 260-571-0548 or 260-563-4282. The church office is located at 2609 S. 100 W. Wabash, IN. We focus on



knowing Christ and making Christ known through personal and community transformation. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for food and fellowship followed by our worship celebration and Children’s worship at 10:15 a.m. YOU are also invited to our Wednesday evening Going Deeper class from 6:30-8 p.m. NAZARENE Wabash Church of the Nazarene, 902 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN; Phone: (260) 563-3067; Pastor Kirk Johnson; Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Youth Service: 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Sunday school classes for all ages, nursery and children’s church available during worship service and sunday school. St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. Walk by Faith Community Church, 515 Chippewa Road, corner of Chippewa & Beamer Sts. in Roann; phone (765) 833-9931; fax (765) 833-6561 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.; Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Children’s Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Pastor - Brad Eckerley; Youth Pastor - Jody Tyner; Pastoral Care Minister - Donna Stiver; Sunday, January 5th, 2014; Our greeters for this Sunday will be Steve and Pat Betten and Jerry Martin. Pastor Brad Eckerley will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship. January 6 – Leadership Team meeting 7 p.m., Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. “Walk by Faith” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Minister Rev. Jonathan Cornell; Sunday Morning Schedule, Sunday School 8:45am; Worship service 10:00am; nursery available; handicap accessible sanctuary; email:; website:; There are no perfect people allowed. We invite you to come experience a relationship with the living God through: relationships, worship, and service. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 563-3308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Worship 8:00am & 10:00am. with kids message and wee-worship at 10am service, MultiMedia Worship W/Praise Team; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash, IN 260-563-3108. Senior Pastor- Rev. Kurt Freeman; Pastor of Visitation- Rev. John Cook; Director of Children’s Ministry- Susan Vanlandingham; Youth Directors- Jeremy & Emily Boardman. Sunday Schedule 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. 9:00 a.m. Teen & Adult Sunday School & Children’s faith learning. 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for Pre-School thru 5th Grade following Children’s Message (except for 1st Sunday each month). Kids First Child Care, age 4 weeks thru 12 years 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays. Missie Edwards, Director. Wesley Academy Pre-School includes age 3 through Pre-K. Susan Vanlandingham, Director. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email:; Website:; Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.; Worship: 10:15 a.m.; Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 982-7537; Pastor Mark Eastway. Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.



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$425 CHERRY Sleigh Bed, NEW, Solid Wood w/NEW PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, un-opened. (260)493-0805.

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A BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, $225, Still in Factory Plastic. (260)493-0805.

ROHLER & CAMPBELL CONSOLE PIANO with padded bench, great condition, has beautiful tone, $500 OBO. Call 260-5691218.

Call Tiffany today

(260) 750-2709

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

Articles For Sale

Certified Groomer


ANDERSEN SKY LIGHT WINDOWS—new— Window 1: L46xW 21 1/2, Window 2: L38 1/4xW28 w/built in blinds & screens, Window 3: L38X21 1/2, Window 4: L28xW21 1/2. If interested call 260-6392004. Priced to sell.

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951.

Playful Puppy Pet Grooming





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WANTED: PASTURE FOR GRAZING COWS, Spring of 2014. Please call 260307-6060 or 260-6392004. HAY FOR SALE, grass and clover, $3.50 per bale. Call 765-833-9033.

HAY FOR SALE, Alfalfa square bales—$6 each. Grass hay round bales, stored inside net wrap— $50 each. Call 260-6392004 or 260-307-6060.


January 1, 2014


‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $9.50 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday

Real Estate



Mobile Home


HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER, 1 BR 1 BA, central air, natural gas heat, excellent condition, just off Old Hwy 24 on 700 W, $25,000 + closing costs. Call Doug 765-301-0135.

For Rent WABASH, IN A&A Investment/Rentals is now offering a 1 bedroom apartment all utilities, included plus Refrigerator & stove, $125.00 per week plus a month of Deposit please call 563-1324 or 5711324.

FOR SALE, 2004 PT CRUISER, gold, new tires, new battery, runs good, cd player, cruise, $2,100 OBO. Call 563-4249.

$$$ Cash $$$ $$$ For Cars $$$ for your Running or NonRunning Car, Truck, or Van (with or without titles)!


(260) 388-5335

ANY CONDITION Trucks, Vans, Cars, Title or No Title


WANTED! Buying Junk

CARS TRUCKS VANS and will haul away

4 BR 2 1/2 BA HOUSE, appliances furnished, $650/mo., references & dep. required. North side of Wabash. 563-6411.

junk farm machinery.

2 BR, 1 1/2 BA, TOWNHOUSE DUPLEX, very clean, has garage, $450/mo., dep. & references required, Call 260568-3266 or 260-5691121.

Call Larry at

(260) 571-2801

2 BR APT. 2 BLOCKS FROM MANCHESTER COLLEGE, unfurnished, $425/rent, $425/ dep., references required, NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Call 260-982-2763.



2 BEDROOM VERY NICE RANCH DUPLEX, W/D hookup, attached garage, Southside. $475 + utilities. 260-563-7743.

FREE TOWING 260-602-7800




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LARGE 1 BR APT., $95/week, utilities not included, NO PETS. References required. Call 260-571-0799 and leave a message.


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NICE 1-Bedroom Upstairs Apartment in Wabash. Total Electric. Refrigerator & Stove. $100/wk Water/Sewage are included. 765-5066248.

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Single & Sectional Homes New & Used

NORTH MANCHESTER2 and 3 Bedroom apartments, 1 month free rent. 260-982-4861.





Electrical • Plumbing General Contracting Decks • Fences

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




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