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by Danielle Smith On Jan. 7, Wabash residents convened on the steps of the Wabash County Courthouse to show their unwavering support of the nativity scene, which is annually displayed on the courthouse lawn. This event was prompted by a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Madison, Wis., to the Wabash C o u n t y Commissioners. The letter stated that a concerned taxpayer of Wabash County had made a complaint about the religious symbol being displayed on government property. In response, 170 concerned taxpayers of Wabash County attended the rally to sing, pray and speak their mind in the 24(continued on page 14)

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with Fremont Co-op, Fremont, Mich., combining the operations of the two farmer-owned grain, farm supply, and energy cooperatives. The new company is doing business as North Central Co-op and the headquarters remain in Wabash, located at 2025 S. Wabash Street. Darrell Smith, North Central’s CEO, was selected as the CEO of the newly merged cooperative. “Our intent is to grow,” said Smith, “and when we grow we want to look at someone that is very similar in operations to what we are. They (Fremont Coop) are primarily a supply company – very similar to what we are; they service agriculture and they’re basically in everything we’re in except LP. The process begins when the two companies start talking for one reason or another, but it’s got to be a win for both organizations – each has to take away a positive.” NCC Sales and Marketing Manager Ron Pettet added, “They’re a very sound company financially. Their board of directors came to our board of directors and, after meeting, both saw the benefits of working together. We are alike in our supply business, and also the way we treat our

NORTH CENTRAL CO-OP, Wabash, recently merged with Fremont Co-op, Fremont, Mich., as a result of member approval. The new company is doing business as North Central Co-op and is headquartered at 2025 S. Wabash St., Wabash. Darrell Smith, who was North Central’s CEO before the merger, has been named CEO of the new cooperative. (photo by Brent Swan) customers and want to treat our stockholders.” According to North Central’s website, NCC is a major agricultural supplier of farm inputs and also supplies many home and residential customers with motor and heating fuels as well as lubricants. One aspect of its mission is to generate adequate earnings to provide for future growth, to service equity, and to maintain an economically sound organization. “We at North Central look out for our stockholders,” Smith explained. “We want to be sure that any type of merger or acquisition that we have is very positive for our stockholders. I think the biggest benefit our stockholders will see is that we continue to strengthen our balance sheet. Our balance sheet has never been as strong as what it is today; we’re paying a good patronage each year, we’re revolving equity,

and we certainly intend to continue [these trends] as we go forward. This is one way to actually service each of those purposes.” NCC was formed in 1987 as the result of a merger between Wabash County Farm Bureau Cooperative, Inc., and Kosciusko County Farm Bureau Cooperative, Inc. The “North Central” name was selected because of its correlation to the region of the state being served without specifically

identifying with either county. “It wasn’t that long ago that all of these were individual county co-ops,” Pettet said. “Since 1987, North Central has grown from a two-county coop into what it is today, which includes facilities in 21 counties scattered across our trade area. North Central is headquartered in Wabash but we have numerous facilities scattered across northeast Indiana that provide energy products, feed,

and crops products to farmers and customers alike.” Smith added, “We’re proud of our organization and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to do as far as paying a patronage on a consistent basis and revolving equity. If you talked to someone back in the ‘80s they didn’t really think we would ever revolve equity, but in the last four years we’ve revolved approximately $4 million of equity out to the

farms and distributed over $6 million in cash patronage and new equity. The company is very strong financially and has been able to do a lot of growth that we wouldn’t have been able to do as an individual cooperative.” The website for Fremont Co-op states that during the company’s 94 years it has changed with the needs of area farmers and the agricultural community. It further acknowledges that (continued on page 7)

Stimulus package expires, citizens experience increase in federal withholding

by Danielle Smith County Coordinator Jim Dils informed the Wabash County Commissioners at their Jan. 10 meeting that the flags at Wabash government sites have been lowered to half-mast in deference of the Arizona tragedy that occurred Jan. 8. Fourteen were wounded and six were killed by alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Loughen. Among the wounded was United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition. Dils also alerted the commissioners that employees would notice an unexpected decrease in net earnings on their next paycheck. He explained the complicated matter by saying that the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, part of the 2009 Stimulus Package passed by President Obama, expired on Dec. 31, 2010. This tax credit provided an average of $15, and possibly as much as $30, in each paycheck for a single person. Wabash County Auditor Jane Harper Ridgeway confirmed the change with Brent Dawes, CPA. “In terms of tax, people are going to see their social security tax go down,” Dils said. “But they are going to see federal taxes go up, even with all of the hubbub of the (continued on page 7)

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Edward Jones becomes Scholarship limited partner of The Opportunity for Jones Financial Cos. the Class of 2011 Sandra Atkinson, Nancy Arnold, Steve Weir, Jody Slacian and Steve Van Voorhis, of Edward Jones, Wabash County, have accepted invitations to become limited partners or increase their limited partner holdings in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louisbased financial services firm. Edward Jones currently employs more than 30,000 associates in all 50 states and through its affiliate in Canada. Under the current partnership offering, 16,000 associates received initial limited partnership offerings or were invited to increase their existing ownership in the firm. for more information and to download an application form. United Producers Inc. serves more than 35,000 livestock producers in the Midwest United States. UPI offers livestock marketing services to farmer members, along with risk management and financial services. United Producers is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more information visit m.

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More than 30 Wabash County companies rallied to help White’s Residential & Family Services during the 2010 business campaign. These business leaders gave to help White’s purchase a child transport vehicle for Wabash County. Made possible through the campaign, a new mini van will help White’s meet the transportation needs for the children and sibling groups in their care. “It’s great to see the business community come together to provide this wonderful resource,” said White’s V i s i t a t i o n Coordinator Brigid Templin. “This mini wan will allow us to take children to medical and educational appointments, therapy and court appointments. We will use it to pick up children in need of care and connect them with their foster families, as well as to reconnect them with their biological families through visitation. What an invaluable gift!” White’s annually

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HANDING OVER THE KEYS: Doug Martin, of Wabash Valley Chrysler, hands the keys to a new minivan to Troy Drayer, of White’s. More than 30 Wabash County companies rallied to help White’s Residential & Family Services during the 2010 business campaign to purchase the minivan to be utilized as a child transport vehicle for Wabash County. Pictured are (from left): John Miller, Miller Furniture; Brian Hoffman, Hoffman Nursery; Cindy Grumpp, Eads and Son Bulldozing; Shelby Schuh, Beacon Credit Union; Troy Drayer, White’s; Doug Martin, Wabash Valley Chrysler; Larry Hoover, Quality Electric; Kim Lightle, Wabash Big R; Aaron Spring, Midwest Eye Consultants; Beth Alston, Mutual Bank; Tom Crull, Wal-Mart; Amy VanVoorhis, Edward Jones; Christine Haupert, Wells Fargo; and Janine Luchenbill, White’s. (photo by Brent Swan) Eads & Son Inc.; Bulldozing, Edward Jones; Gaunt & Son Asphalt, Inc.; Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home; Halderman Farm M a n a g e m e n t ; Hoffman Nursery;

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U.S. does not have infrastructure to consume more ethanol The United States doesn’t have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol but could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulosic and next-generation biofuels, according to a Purdue University study. Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman professor of agricultural economics, and coauthors Frank Dooley, a Purdue professor of agricultural economics, and

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Daniela Viteri, a former Purdue graduate student, used U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency data to determine that the United States is at the “blending wall,” the saturation point for ethanol use. Without new technology or a significant increase in infrastructure, Tyner predicts that the country will not be able to consume more ethanol than is being currently produced. The federal Renewable Fuel

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Tyner said there simply aren’t enough flex-fuel vehicles, which use an 85 percent ethanol blend, or E85 stations to distribute more biofuels. According to EPA estimates, flexfuel vehicles make up 7.3 million of the 240 million vehicles on the nation’s roads. Of those, about 3 million of flex-fuel vehicle owners aren’t even aware they can use E85 fuel. There are only about 2,000 E85 fuel pumps in the United States, and it took more than 20 years to install them. “Even if you could produce a whole bunch of E85, there is no way to distribute it,” Tyner said. “We would need to install about 2,000 pumps per year through 2022 to do it. You’re not going to go from 100 per year to 2,000 per year overnight. It’s just not going to happen.” And even if the fuel could be distributed, E85 would have to be substantially cheaper than gasoline to entice consumers to use it because E85 gets lower mileage, Tyner said. If gasoline were $3 per gallon, E85 would have to be $2.34 per gallon to break even on mileage. There is talk of

increasing the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline for regular vehicles from 10 percent to 15 percent. But Tyner said that even if the EPA does allow it, the blending wall would be reached again in about four years. Tyner said advances in the production of thermochemical biofuels, which are created by using heat to chemically alter biomass and create fuels, would be necessary to meet the Renewable Fuel Standard. He said those fuels would be similar enough to gasoline to allow unlimited blending and would increase the amount of biofuel that could be used. “Producing the hydrocarbons directly doesn’t have the infrastructure problems of ethanol, and there is no blend wall because you’re producing gasoline,” Tyner said. “If that comes on and works, then we get there. There is significant potential to produce drop-in hydrocarbons from cellulosic feedstocks.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Tyner’s research.

American Legion applauds House’s Constitutional reading

“Music to America’s ears� was American how Legion’s national commander characterized the recent reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives. “The Constitution should be revered by all Americans but it is especially so by the veterans of this country, all of whom swore an oath to defend this document with their lives,� said National Commander Jimmie L. Foster. “While the American Legion has its own constitution under which it operates, it is the U.S. Constitution that guides our reason for existing. The freedoms which it guarantees are the values that many of our brothers-

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and sisters-in-arms have died for. We operate a number of youth programs designed to instill a deep appreciation for this remarkable document among the next generation. The American Legion applauds Congress for providing this poignant reminder of America’s greatness.� Every year the American Legion’s national headquarters awards $138,000 in scholarships to the top competitors in its High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest.� A scholarship of $18,000 went to the 2010 Champion, Tori Beth Black, of Iva, S.C. her winning In speech, Black praised the Constitution as “the result of honor,

freedom and integrity.â€? She saluted the veterans who fought to defend it. “Because of the great men that fought and died for these freedoms, we have a successful government and relevant Constitution that we follow to this day.â€? Inscribed on the back of every American Legion membership card is a reminder that Legionnaires gather “To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America‌â€? While Americans may disagree about how to interpret the Constitution, Foster believes such debates enhance its value. “One of the great characteristics of the Constitution is that the framers included

a mechanism to improve it. Article V provides a process to amend the Constitution so the will of the people would not be ignored.� If for no other reason but to serve as a reminder to Congress, an abundance of historical evidence indicates that the founding fathers would probably approve of the “teachable moment� provided by the House today. “The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution,� Alexander Hamilton once said.

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Chamber to honor Yorks at Salute to Agriculture Banquet On Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m., the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural Salute to Agriculture Banquet in the Wabash County REMC Touchstone Energy Center (Community Room). In an effort to recognize the contributions of the agricultural sector to both the economy and way of life of Wabash County residents, the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce has established this event and the Farm Family of the Year Award to honor those who represent the best qualities of a local farm family. Rural Roann residents Mark and Chris York have been selected as the foundational recipients of this award, to be presented during the banquet. The Chamber encourages all area farmers and businesses to show their support of the York Family and the agriculture industry by joining us for this celebration. Howard Halderman, Chamber Ag Committee Chair, will emcee the evening which will include a pork dinner catered by Scott Poole of Poole’s Meat Market, followed by entertainment from Tom Turpin, Department of Entomology at Purdue University, who will present “The New Good Old Days.� Mr. Turpin invites us to relive the days when outhouses, ‘coon hunting, telephone party lines, and school consolidations were a way of life, while utilizing humor to inspire us as we face a new millennium of agriculture.

Following the entertainment, Chamber President Kimberly Pinkerton will present Mark and Chris York with the Farm Family of the Year Award, and attendees will enjoy a brief video highlighting the York family agriculture operations. “The York family’s commitment to the agriculture industry is evident in their operations as well as their service in organizations such as Indiana Pork, Wabash County Farm Bureau, Wabash County 4-H and other groups,� said Pinkerton. “They have continued to educate others about modern livestock production and where the world’s food begins. The Yorks work diligently to broaden support for ensuring a supply of protein rich food to food bank services. It is truly an honor for the Chamber to recognize their quality of operations and exceptional level of service in promoting the agriculture industry.� The Farm Family of the Year Award was open for nomination from the public and selection was based upon farming practices, promotion / support of the agricultural industry and community involvement. Along with local honors, the York family will now be eligible for recommendation as the statewide Indiana Farm Family of the Year. To make reservations for this event, call the Chamber office at 260563-1168 or email to info@wabashchamber.o rg with the names of attendees. Cost is

$10/person and registrations will be accepted through Jan. 24. The public is invited and encouraged to show their support for agriculture. Many businesses are supporting the York family and this event. Dinner sponsor is Wabash County REMC and Media Sponsor is The Paper of Wabash County, Inc. Gold sponsors to-date are Indiana Pork Producers, Ag Ve n t u r e / M c K i l l i p Seeds, Halderman Farm Management, First Farmers Bank & Trust, North Central Coop, and Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Silver sponsors to-date include Wells Fargo Bank, Grain

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the Wabash FSA office at 260-563-3145 so your name can be placed on a list of interested producers. Once the sign-up dates are announced we will let everyone know. Certification deadline for land currently enrolled in CRP is July 15. CRP acreage must be certified in order to earn the annual payment in October. Sign-up for the 2009 SURE program began Jan. 10 and will expire July 29. To be eligible for the 2009 SURE program, you must have purchased crop insurance on all economically significant crops in 2009. Eligibility also includes at least a 50 percent loss from expected normal production caused by disaster-related conditions. Call or visit the Wabash FSA office to ask questions regarding potential eligibility.

Producers of crops raised in 2010 are reminded that May 31 is the deadline to apply for a 10-month loan. Loan rates for 2010 crops are: corn, $1.92 per bushel; soybeans, $5.06 per bushel; and wheat, $1.79 per bushel. Bushels grown on farms enrolled in the ACRE program will have the above rates reduced by 30 percent. Current interest rates are 1.25 percent. Rates may change depending on the rate in effect when the loan is taken. FSA has low-interest loans available from 7-15 years to meet the needs of those in need of additional grain storage, hay storage or cold storage. Current interest rates are 2.5 to 3.375 percent, depending on the length of the loan. Wabash FSA has packets of informa-

tion available for those interested. The FSA, through their Farm Loan Program (FLP), has programs available for operating loans, purchase of land, youth loans (4H/FFA) and beginning farmer loans. FLP loans are for people who cannot obtain credit from standard lending services. Those in need of additional information regarding any of these loans may call 574-267-7445 Ext. 114 and ask for Tom or Nancy. FSA may offer opportunities to purchase insurance for crops that cannot be insured through Federal crop insurance. March 15 is the deadline to purchase protection for 2011 spring-planted crops such as green beans, melons, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, etc. May 1 is the deadline to purchase coverage

2011 Member2Member Discount Cards distributed As part of their ongoing efforts to promote and support local business, the Wabash County Chamber of C o m m e r c e M e m b e r s h i p Committee has announced the distribution of the 2011 Member2Member Discount Cards. The Member2Member Discount Card is produced free of charge and this year’s card has 30 local businesses offering discounts to fellow Chamber members and their member employees. The cards are distributed to more than 7,000 employees of local Chamber member businesses. The 2011 card was made possible through the support of Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, who offers up to a five percent health insurance dis-

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for the following year’s nursery crops. Congratulations to Dan Dale. In the December election, producers in Paw Paw and Noble townships elected him to represent them on the Wabash County Committee for the next three years. We wish to thank Gary Carr for serving on the Wabash County Committee the past three years. Jeff Rager, Daniel Bowman, Dan Dale and Nancy Radabaugh will be serving on the Wabash County COC in 2011. The Wabash FSA staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Monday Friday, to assist those wishing to participate in programs. The office is located at 599 Bryan Ave., Wabash, or they can be reached by phone, 260563-3145.

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General information regarding grant, scholarship and loan opportunities will be presented. In addition, a line-by-line detailed explanation will be given regarding the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Parents may request a paper copy of the FAFSA by calling 1-800-433-3243. Parents may also complete the FAFSA online at A copy of the FAFSA will also be available at the meeting. The meeting should conclude around 8:30 p.m.

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extension of the Bush tax cuts.” Dils also informed the commissioners of emergency repairs being made to boilers at the Courthouse. The estimated cost of materials to replace 22 burners and the rack that holds them is $738.14. The commissioners approved drywall repair to be done in the rear room of the Superior Court at the Wabash County Judicial Center. The repairs are expected to total $1,000. County Highway Superintendent John Martin presented an additional procreation request for $20,000 for engineering for Route 61, between CR 250 N and CR 700 W, which was approved. Seventy-three inmates are being housed at Wabash County Jail, as reported by Wabash County Sheriff Bob He also Land. received permission to begin the application and interview process for the hire of a jail officer. Land also obtained permission to sign a new agreement with Open Portal Solutions, which is a program used by the State of Indiana to make accident crash reports available to citizens for a small fee. “ is where citizens can go and retrieve copies of accident reports,” Land explained. “I believe the cost of that is $12 or $13 online, and with this agreement we’ll get $8 of that coming in as income for the S h e r i f f ’ s Department.” Dallas Duggan, head of Wabash County Probation Department, attended the meeting with news that another Wabash County probation officer is pregnant, and one is currently out on maternity leave. He requested to transfer user fee money to the general fund for the hire of a police officer that has expressed interest in a position with the P r o b a t i o n Department. The commissioners approved the request. Clerk of the Courts Elaine Martin requested permission to reduce

times that citizens may obtain marriage licenses and passports at the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office is required, by statute, to provide marriage licenses; however, passports are an optional service. “A lot of counties don’t do passports, but we want to continue doing them,” Martin explained. “Last year, we netted for the county about $15,000, which goes into the general fund.” The Clerk’s Office, in the past, has offered passports and marriage licenses Monday through Friday, but Martin asked the commissioners’ permission to only offer those services on Tuesday through Thursday, as Mondays and Fridays are busy days at the Clerk’s Office. “Some counties only do passports one day or half of a day. We’re not suggesting that, we’d just like to cut out Mondays and Fridays,” she said. The commissioners approved the request, and it was also noted that the cut-off time to begin the marriage license or passport process is 3:30 p.m.


North Central Cooperative...continued from front page cooperatives keep customers face-to-face with professionals who understand their needs while offering the resources to aid in production. “This isn’t our first endeavor into Michigan but it’s the furthest away from us,” Smith stated. “We’ve got a large fertilizer plant in Coldwater, Mich.; we also have LP and liquid fuel in Michigan. They (Fremont Co-op) have three locations and their headquar-

ters was Fremont, Mich.” Pettet added, “The marketing will be the same type of thing we’re doing here, it’s just a new market area. This is a merger, not a takeover, so it’s also a new opportunity for us to learn and work with them. The thing that makes them a little bit unique from us is that they’re into specialty crops, such as apples, peaches, apricots, asparagus, etc. So it’s a little bit different

from the typical agriculture here in Wabash County – corn, soybeans, and alfalfa.” Following the merger, Fremont Co-op General Manager Rob Zeldenrust assumed management duties of North Central’s northern Michigan operations. “[Rob] will still be the go-to person at that particular location,” Smith said. “His additional duties will include visiting with other companies in Michigan and

working to bring more companies to North Central. Our overall plan is to grow that market up there even more – to bring in some more cooperatives with us and continue to grow. I think due to the expertise of some of our people we can help them in some contracting endeavors and operational issues. Hopefully we can learn from each other to better serve our customers and our stockholders. ”Everything I’ve

heard [regarding the merger] has been positive; the responses I’ve gotten are along the lines of, ‘I see you’re still growing.’ It’s just a big advantage to the community, whether they do business with us or not, because we benefit all of the people with what we’ve been able to do.” For more information, contact North Central Co-op at 1-800992-3495 or visit the website at

Get fit and have fun with Jazzercise Jazzercise, the world’s leading dance fitness program, has an incredible offer for people looking to get fit for the New Year. On Jan. 24, for one day only, new customers can register for Jazzercise at Sweetwater Assembly of God church, located on SR 114 east of North Manchester, and get unlimited classes for a reduced rate for the first three months. “The Jazzercise 1 Day Sale offers new customers a cost efficient way to get fit while having fun,” said North Manchester instructor Lori Myers. “Jazzercise customers can burn up to 600 calories in a 60-minute class that features a fusion of jazz dance, yoga, kickboxing, resistance training, Pilates and more, set to popular music in a friendly group fitness class environment.” The workout program has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall “feel good” factor. Additional Jazzercise programs include Junior Jazzercise, Jazzercise Lite and Personal Touch. For more local information, contact Myers at 574-893-7162. For further information and worldwide class information, go to or call 1-800-FIT-IS-IT.


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8 Lemak LLC purchases downtown Wabash building

W a b a s h Marketplace, Inc. (WMI) announces the recent sale of 41 W. Canal St., once known as Toepfer Optometry, to Lemak LLC. The purchase was made final on Dec. 17, with paperwork signed by Lemak’s owner and Wabash resident, Beth Reynolds. “The transformation of Wabash’s downtown has been incredible to watch over the last few years,” stated Reynolds. “I am excited to be able to participate in the revitalization efforts through the purchase of 41 West Canal.” Locally owned and operated, Lemak LLC was established in

May 2008 as a supplier of lubricants, fuel and chemicals to industrial and commercial businesses. Lemak LLC is a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The timeliness of Reynolds’ purchase of the property has enabled her to take advantage of WMI’s façade grant program. WMI’s grant program, which is no l o n g e r available, offered building owners matching grant funds to apply to the restoration of the exterior of their building. I n d i a n a Landmarks’ North



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Central Field Office representative, Cathy Wright, has acted as a historic preservation advisor on the project. “There are guidelines a building owner must adhere to when they accept grant funding from Wabash Marketplace,” said Wright. “These guidelines are designed to ensure that the historic qualities of a building are preserved and not compromised during the rehabilitation process.” A d d i t i o n a l l y, Lemak is taking advantage of WMI’s revolving loan program. “This project is a perfect project for this particular WMI program,” stated JP Hall, executive director for WMI. “We are able to facilitate the reintroduction of an income producing property back into the downtown economy, all while improving the overall aesthetics of the streetscape. This project will act as an example for future rehabilitation projects within downtown, and we are ecstatic to work with Reynolds to see the rebirth of this building.” The property at 41 W. Canal St. is one of the older buildings in downtown Wabash. The current aluminum slipcover hides a canal era structure that was probably built circa 1860. Some of the buildings on the south side of Canal Street, including 41 W. Canal, are a reminder of the economic boom that took place in antebel-

lum Wabash as a result of the WabashErie Canal. renovations The taking place on the recently purchased property are to be completed by the end of June 2011. One of the first exterior changes to take place will be the removal of the slipcover, a common 1970’s aesthetic, from the front of the building. “The removal of the slipcover will unveil a simple Federal Style façade that was common in Wabash during the Canal Era. This ‘unveiling’ is really a metaphor for what is happening in downtown Wabash, and we are very fortunate that Beth Reynolds is undertaking this valuable project,” stated Hall. The first floor will be remodeled into storefront space for rent and the second floor will be converted

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BETH REYNOLDS, Wabash resident and owner of Lemark LLC, poses with JP Hall, executive director of Wabash Marketplace Inc. (WMI), in front of 41 W. Canal St., which Lemark officially purchased on Dec. 17, 2010. Reynolds was able to take advantage of WMI’s façade grant program when purchasing the property. (photo provided) to a completely updated apartment. “Individuals like Beth Reynolds see the value in investing in

and preserving the history of our great downtown buildings, all while adapting them to the modern

economy. I look forward to seeing the property return to its original look and use,” stated Hall.

Beacon Credit Union returns nearly $1 million to memberborrowers on New Year’s Eve To reward its member-owners for their loyalty and the solid operating results recognized in 2010, the Board of Directors of Beacon Credit Union returned over $980,850 of loan interest back to member-owners who utilize Beacon Credit Union for their borrowing needs. “A distinct benefit of borrowing from Beacon Credit Union is

that each borrower is an owner of this cooperatively organized financial institution,” according to Bruce Ingraham, president. “We are very proud to return, for the fifth consecutive year, a portion of our loan interest receipts back to member-owners who utilize Beacon Credit Union for their borrowing needs. I am especially proud of our quality staff and their efforts to deliver added value to the people who depend on Beacon for their financial needs.” The money returned to borrowers was in the form of a loan interest rebate.

Those receiving the rebate were memberowners who: paid interest on a loan during 2010, whose loan was not delinquent in its payments as of Dec. 31, 2010; and whose loan remained active as of Dec. 31, 2010. The qualifying 8,382 loan accounts held by member-owners received 4 percent of the total interest paid during the year. The rebated interest effectively reduced the annual percentage rate paid to the credit union for loans by approximately 25 basis points. Each borrower whose loan qualified for the loan

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Free tax preparation assistance

A member of Victory Christian Fellowship, who is a Certified Public Accountant, will be providing free tax preparation assistance for anyone in the community in need of this service. They will be available to assist you from Feb. 13 thru the middle of April. If you are interested, please e-mail Tiffany at t i f f a ny @ s t e rl i n g or contact the office of Victory C h r i s t i a n Fellowship, at 260982-8357, for more information.

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TruthSeekers January Birthday Party to address to be held at the sensitive Winchester Senior Center issue The Winchester Senior Center will be cele-

On Jan. 24, TruthSeekers will show “Somebody’s Daughter – The P o r n o g r a p hy Epidemic” in the Blocher Community Room of the North Manchester Public Library from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Pornography is one of the most difficult moral challenges of our time. What was once considered obscene is now a multi-billion dollar industry increasingly becoming the norm within mainstream culture. Because of the Internet, with its a c c e s s i b i l i t y, anonymity and affordability, pornography addictions have risen to epidemic levels destroying intimacy, marriages and families, while distorting our definition of sex and sexuality. Watch, and listen, as three men and a husband and wife share their intensely personal struggle. TruthSeekers examines current events from a Biblical worldview and is an outreach of Victory Bookstore. Public is invited. No admission charge. For further information call 260982-8317.

brating January birthdays on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. If you aren’t celebrating a birthday in January, that’s okay, you don’t have to have a birthday to attend! The party is open to all seniors in Wabash County. To help us prepare, please make your reservation for the January Birthday Party by calling 563-4475. If you are unable to attend the January Birthday Party, save the date for the February Birthday/Valentines Party on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. You won’t want to miss it! To find out what other programs and services are available at the Winchester Senior Center log onto our website at The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center is operated by Living Well In Wabash County COA, a Wabash County United Fund agency.


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The next tailgate giveaway for those in need of food, who live in Wabash County, is scheduled for Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond St., Wabash. Patrons should approach the Winchester Senior Center by entering Wabash City Park through the main entrance on Hill Street. Volunteers will be there to guide you through the park and then to load items into your vehicle when you arrive at the Center. Should patrons enter a different way, they will be redirected to the proper entrance. Second Harvest tailgates occur the second Friday of every month at the Winchester Senior Center. For more information, please call Maggie Smith at the Winchester Senior Center at 563-4475. For more than three decades, the Living Well in Wabash County COA, Inc., formally the Wabash County Council on Aging, Inc., a United Fund Agency, has implemented three pillars of service: Wabash County Transit, the Food Pantry, and the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center. Remember that healthy aging starts when you’re young, and the Living Well in Wabash County COA is ready to help you live well at every age.

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The Winchester Senior Center strives to provide different opportunities for active adults. This includes exercise programs, social events, and even historical programs. Bill Wimberly, author of Hanna’s Town: A Little World We Have Lost, will be joining us at the Winchester Senior Center to discuss his book. Hanna’s Town is a social history of Wabash, from its earliest formation as a Miami Indian gathering place near an ancient natural spring to its emergence as an economically successful and attractive Hoosier city. Of the books 14 chapters, the first eight are a chronological account of Wabash’s development up to, and including, the great fire of 1870. The remaining chapters are more topical, dealing with aspects of a maturing town. Consideration is given to the condition of town streets, sanitation, commerce, industry, schools, public utilities and private housing. There is also speculation about the effect of topography on Wabash’s development – specifically the presence of a 40-60 foot high bluff in the middle of town. The book is published by the Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis. The author, W. William Wimberly II, grew up in Wabash and enjoys telling his story. Join Bill at the Winchester Senior Center on Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., to discuss the social history of our home town. To make your reservations for this program, call the Winchester Senior Center at 563-4475 or stop by to sign up. The Winchester Senior Center is located at 239 Bond St. and is operated by Living Well In Wabash County COA, a Wabash County United Fund agency.



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Wabash Police Department Citations Jan. 5 Tammy Shelton, 37, 1115 Alber St., Wabash, conversion Jan. 1 Nathan Green, 21, 766 Manchester Ave., Wabash, warrant – failure to appear / possession of marijuana, warrant – failure to appear / illegal possession of alcohol Amanda Farmer, 31, 96 E. Maple St., Wabash, driving while suspended – prior Dec. 31 Ryan Castle, 27, 278 N. Thorne St., Wabash, expired driver’s license Dec. 30 Michael Johnson, 27, Marion, operating while intoxicated Accidents Jan. 7 At 2:01 a.m., a vehicle driven by Jerry Hillegas, 44, Roanoke, struck a deer on SR 13 N near U.S. 24 E.

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Jan. 6 At 1:58 p.m., vehicles driven by Daniel Henderson, 35, Somerset, and Derek Roberts, 19, Huntington, collided at the intersection of Chestnut and Vernon streets. At 12:28 p.m., vehicles driven by Katina Schram, 36, 5155 W 100 S, Wabash, and Kimberly Pinkerton, 50, 310 Green Acre Ln., Wabash, collided at the intersection of Stitt Street and Falls Avenue. Jan. 5 At 5:33 p.m., vehicles driven by George Roads, 79, 303 Chestnut St., Wabash, and Mark Sapusek, 40, 795 East St., Wabash, collided at the intersection of Stitt Street and Falls Avenue. At 1:54 p.m., a vehicle driven by Viola Lehner, 88, 547 Bryan Ave., Apt. B, Wabash, collided with a parked vehicle in the parking lot at 1309 N. Cass Street. Jan. 3 At 10:23 a.m., a vehicle

by Cynthia driven Hoffman, 57, 1700 N. Miami St., Wabash, collided with two parked vehicles in the parking lot at the corner of Carrol and Ericson streets. At 9:00 a.m., vehicles driven by Tracy Koehler, 44, 23 Bonbrook, Wabash, and Betty Bradford, 73, West, collided at the intersection of Cass and Stitt streets. Jan. 2 At 3:05 p.m., a vehicle driven by Juanita Whitehead, 82, 550 W. Harrison, Wabash, collided with a parked vehicle in the parking lot at 1601 N. Cass Street. Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Citations Jan. 6 Thang L. Suan, 30, Fort Wayne, speeding Jan. 5 Shawn M. Walker, 18, 47 E. Sheridan Dr., Wabash, speeding

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Jan. 4 Christopher L. Bell, 30, 895 Sivey St., Wabash, no financial responsibility Jan. 2 Ryan Castle, 27, 278 N. Thorne St., Wabash, expired plates, improper brake equipment La Klay Robinson, 20, 2029 E. Grist Rd., North Manchester, speeding Calvin A. Unger, 21, 5572 S 500 W, Wabash, speeding Aron M. Ball, 32, 2654 W 950 S, Wabash, speeding Jan. 1 Anthony M. Shanabarger, 18, 148 N. Comstock St., Wabash, possession of paraphernalia Michael D. Williams, 18, 184 Gladstone St., Wabash, possession of paraphernalia Tony L. Simmons II, 29, Indianapolis, disregarding a stop sign, driving while suspended/prior Dec. 28 Inderjit Singh, 34, Lansing, Mich., speed-

ing Dec. 27 Alyssa M. Pinkerton, 21, 310 Green Acre Ln., Wabash, speeding Dec. 19 Robert E. Shrock, 45, Warren, speeding Accidents Jan. 7 At 8:10 a.m., vehicles driven by Nicole M. Booth, 17, Wabash, Melody E. Sullivan, 48, Peru, collided on SR 124 E near CR 50 E. Jan. 6 At 6:05 p.m., a vehicle driven by Derek Stump, 20, Ligonier, left the roadway on SR 13 near CR 1450 N. At 6 p.m., a vehicle driven by Leslie Mendez, 29, 12647 N 500 E, North Manchester, left the roadway on CR 500 E near CR 1300 N. At 10:56 a.m., Lezlie A. Leeka, 20, Columbia City, left the roadway on SR 13 near SR 16 At 7:59 a.m., a vehicle driven by Courtney L. Strange, 22, 2496 N 400 E, Lagro, struck a deer on CR 400 E near CR 200 N.

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Attended Wabash Alliance Church

Lawrence Edward Dawson, 94, North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, died Jan. 9, 8:10 a.m., at Peabody Retirement Community. He was born Sept. 4, 1916, in Lagro Township, to Frank N. and Elizabeth (Martindale) Dawson. He married Louise W. Wright, in North Manchester, on March 9, 1941, and they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2011. Mr. Dawson graduated from Lagro High School in 1934. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wabash, for more than 50 years. He farmed for 30 years, worked for Ford Meter Box for 11 years, and was a receptionist at the Honeywell Center for 18 years. He also played clarinet in the Lagro and Wabash bands. Mr. Dawson became a Mason in 1946 and held four degrees, Chapter, Council, Comandry, and No. 8 K.Y.C.H, and was past Master of the Roann and Wabash lodges. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, and Wabash Shrine Club, and was a board member of the Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union for more than 15 years. He had a magnetic energy with children, whom he loved very much. He is survived by his wife, Louise Dawson, North Manchester; a brother, Clyde (Erma) Dawson, Urbana; a foster son, Dr. Norman (Cay) Long, West Lafayette; four foster grandchildren, Christinia M. (Roger) George, Marietta, Ga.; Charles (Robin) Long, Sellersburg; Cathy (David) Colbert, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Carrie Long, Los Angeles, Calif.; three nieces, Shirley (Ron) Anderson, Urbana; Diane (Paul) Russell, Eaton; and Nancy Jones, Brighton, Mich.; three nephews, Lennie (Donna) Stout, Wabash; Gary (Frankie) Dawson, Roann; and J.B. Stanley, Muncie; a niece-in-law, Janet Dawson, Fort Wayne; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Stanley and Ruth Stout; and a nephew, Dr. Keith Dawson. Funeral services will be held Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Wabash, with Rev. Sue Babovec, Pastor David Cross, and Gary Dawson officiating. Calling will be Jan. 12, 4 - 7 p.m., at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Church. The memorial guest book for Mr. Dawson may be signed online at

Sept. 7, 1927 – Jan. 8, 2011 Leonore McNutt Hite, 83, Wabash, died Jan. 8, 6:55 a.m., at Miller’s Merry Manor East. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Byrle and Margaret Anna (Leach) McNutt. She married Everett Jules Hite, in Battle Creek, Mich., on Jan. 20, 1946. Mrs. Hite attended Wabash Alliance Church and was a member of the Wabash Historical Society. She enjoyed writing poetry, music and crocheting. She had lived at Miller’s Merry Manor East since January 2008, coming from Meadowbrook Apartments in Wabash. She is survived by her husband, Everett J. Hite, Wabash; a daughter, Holly (James) Kendall, Roann; two granddaughters, Tamara Lee Zolner, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and Jennifer Ann (Jamie) Scheffer, Bourbon; three great-grandchildren, Daniel, Gavin, and Isabel Scheffer, all of Bourbon; a sister, Margaret (Frank) Gunter, Estes Park, Colo.; and a brother, James (Beverly) McNutt, Crossville, Tenn. Funeral services will be held Jan. 13, 2 p.m., at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Don Mitchell officiating. Calling will be Jan. 13, 12 - 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Preferred memorials are to American Heart Association. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Hite may be signed online at

LaFontaine 104 South Main Street Lafontaine, Indiana 46940 765-981-4141

At 7 a.m., a vehicle driven by James L. Sparks, 52, 5624 E 400 S., Wabash, struck a deer on CR 600 E near SR 124 E. Jan. 5 At 9:44 p.m., a vehicle driven by Hilary L. Lohrman, 55, Logansport, left the roadway on SR 13 near CR 200 N. At 8 a.m., a vehicle driven by Steven J. Davis, 61, 496 Stitt St., Wabash, struck a dog on SR 15 near CR 700 S. At 6:40 a.m., a vehicle driven by Jerry R. Willis, 37, 7692 S. SR 13, Wabash, struck a deer on SR 124 W near CR 400 W. Jan. 4 At 6:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by William L. Clontz, 38, Coatsville, struck a deer on U.S. 24 near SR 115 At 11:17 a.m., vehicles driven by Christopher L. Bell, 30, 895 Sivey St., Wabash, and Michael W. Chidister, 41, Huntertown, collided on U.S. 24 near Wabash Street. Jan. 3 At 6:50 p.m., a vehicle driven by Mettler E. Vincent, 43, PO Box 278,

Denver, struck coyote on SR 114 W near SR 15. Dec. 31 At 5:59 a.m., a vehicle driven by Sara L. Wolfe, 23, Huntington, struck a deer on U.S. 24 E near SR 524 W. Dec. 30 At 5:55 p.m., vehicles driven by Mazric W. Shambarger, 17, Laketon, and Elmer Bonewitz, 47, 614 W. SR 114, North Manchester, collided on SR 114 near SR 13. At 2:25 p.m., a vehicle driven by I L Criss, 73, Peru, left the roadway on Old 24 near CR 200 S. At 9:05 a.m., a vehicle driven by Karin K. Brown, 44, 2832 N 300 W, Wabash, left the roadway on CR 200 N near CR 200 W. A 7:51 a.m., a vehicle driven by Johgn D. Craft Jr., 26, North Judson, struck a deer on SR 114 W near CR 700 W. Dec. 29 At 11:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jessica M. Weiss, 37, 8790 S 100 W, Wabash, left the roadway on CR 700 S near CR 700 W. At 5:55 p.m., a vehicle driven by Cheryl A (continued on page 11)

Kay Reed, 59 Member of Life House Church Nov. 3, 1951 – Jan. 5, 2011

Kay Lynne (Agler) Reed, 59, Rockford, Ohio, died Jan. 5, 3:52 a.m., at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. She was born Nov. 3, 1951, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Pete and Katherine (Haller) Agler. She was formerly married to Ron King; he survives. She then married Wayne Reed on Feb. 1, 2002; he survives. Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and had formerly been Dietary Manager at Van Wert Manor for many years. She was a member of Life House Church, Van Wert, Ohio. Along with her husband, she is survived by a son, Bill (Catherine) King, Austin, Ark.; two daughters, Mary “Katie” (James Parker) King, Ohio City, Ohio, and Angela (Al Dunn) King, Wabash; a stepson, John C. (Joann) Reed, Sherwood, Ohio; two sisters, Jean Ann (Ted) Furley, Rockford, Ohio, and Barbara Brown, Van Wert, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, at Brickner Funeral Home, with Rev. Matthew Braun officiating. Internment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio. Preferred memorials are to Riley Children’s Hospital. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Reed may be sent online at

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Continued from page 10 Pletch, 50, Arcadia, left the roadway on East Schmalzried Road near Washington Street. Dec. 26 At 6:33 a.m., a vehicle driven by William L. Burchett, 43, 5846 W Old 24, Wabash, struck a deer on U.S. 24 W near CR 100 S.

Marriage Applications Jarrod Smith, 25, 1450 W 750 N, North Manchester, and Amanda Crislip, 23, Indianapolis Robert Rankin, 49, 3363 E 1050 S, Lot 1, LaFontaine, and Lisa

J.H. Werking, 79 U.S. Navy veteran Dec. 22, 1930 – Dec. 9, 2010 J.H. Werking, 79, formerly of North Manchester, died Dec. 9, 2010, in the Phoenix Arizona Veterans nursing home. He was born Dec. 22, 1930, in North Manchester, to Ray and Ruth Werking. He married Helen Trainor. Mr. Werking graduated from Central High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1949-1953. He then settled in Arizona and worked in road construction, retiring in 1986. He trained horses for several years and had three state champions. He was a member of The Glendale Saddle Club and The Glendale Desert Riders. He is survived by two children, Kenneth (Vicky) Werking and Jeannie (Darryl) Reynolds; four grandchildren, Kami (Steven) Palmer, Craig (Sarah) Werking, Leslie Werking, and Madison Werking; a great-grandchildren, Jake Palmer; and a sister, Jeanne (Bill) Runkel. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon and John Werking; two sisters, Joan Spann and Patricia Bonam; and a great-grandchild, Aubrey Palmer. Preferred memorials are to Community Presbyterian Church, PO Box 484, Yarnell, AZ 85362.

Barbara Weller, 76 Member of Roann Church of the Brethren March 12, 1934 – Jan. 5, 2011 Barbara Jean Weller, 76, rural Denver, died Jan. 5, 9:10 a.m., at Wabash Skilled Care Center. She was born March 12, 1934, in Peru, to Robert and Lucille (Butt) Fouts. She married Raymond E. Weller, at the Chili Methodist Church, on Nov. 19, 1955; he died Sept. 14, 2007. Mrs. Weller was a 1952 graduate of Chili High School. She was a member of the Roann Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and her grandchildren. She and her husband traveled extensively and also took several mission trips, including: two trips to Jamaica, one trip to India, and two trips to Tijuana. She is survived by two children, Rae Jean (Lewis) Wallace, Akron, and David A. Weller, Peru; four grandchildren, Aaron Weller and Brandon Weller, both of Peru; Dakota Wallace, Indianapolis; and Devin Wallace, Akron; two great-grandchildren, Richelle Weller and Brooklyn Weller, both of Peru; and a sister, Beverly Neff, Wabash. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, at Roann Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Brad Eckerley officiating. Burial was in the Roann Community Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Billy Graham’s Samaritans Purse for Freshwater Wells in India. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Weller may be signed online at

Sutton, 40, same address Derek Finch, 30, Warsaw, and Brianne Dubuque, 23, 4136 S 300 W, Wabash Nathan Welch, 25, 6463 E 500 S, Wabash, and Abigail Harts, 25, 4690 W 50 S, Wabash Charles Bennett, 29, Linlawn Dr., 824 Wabash, and Misty Green, 34, same address David Sparling, 61, 1170 Columbus St., Wabash, and Janet Gerber, 63, 7958 W. River Rd., Roann Land Transfers Indiana University Foundation Inc. to

Honeywell Foundation Inc., Warranty Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Dearmond Limited Partnership to Dennis McKillip, Warranty Deed, 6-27-6 Morris Wagoner and Connie S. Wagoner to Leland H. Beery and Angilee M. Beery, Warranty Deed, 29-30-7 Joseph C. Sutton and Michelle L. Sutton to Joseph C. Sutton, Quitclaim Deed, 27-27-6 Sun Trust Mortgage Inc. to Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Warranty Park View Deed, Addition, Wabash, Lot:

Pt. 125 Danny K. Shepherd and Sharon K. Shepherd to Brian Blocher and Brittany Blocher, Warranty Deed, Brierwood Addition, North Manchester, Multiple Lots / Blocks James Irwin Jacoby and Julia A. Jacoby to Julia A. Jacoby, Quitclaim Deed, Eastern Addition, Wabash, Lot: 74 Sharon L. Stoten to Scott Albert Smith Trust and Stacy Leonda Smith Trust, Warranty Deed, 3030-6 Donna Mae Culver to Rhonda Jean Babb and Gary Culver, Quitclaim Deed, Grand View

Carl Helton, 76 U.S. Army veteran Aug. 10, 1934 – Jan. 3, 2011 Carl “Dude” Helton, 76, Silver Lake, died Jan. 3, 11:21 a.m., at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to John and Myrtle (Hale) Helton. He married Sylvia J. Charles on Sept. 12, 1981; she survives. Mr. Helton retired from Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, after 42 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea. He was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, and an active volunteer at the Silver Lake Food Pantry. Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert (Teresa) Goble, Silver Lake; four brothers, John Helton, North Manchester; Fred (Lourena) Helton, Warsaw; and Don (Janet) Helton and Ellis (Mary) Helton, both of Silver Lake; two sisters, Elsie Dotson, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Emma Slone, Silver Lake; a foster grandson, Brett Allen Kepler, Bourbon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Helton; and two sisters, Irene Phillips and Thelma Hicks. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, with Pastor Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. Preferred memorials are to the Silver Lake Food Pantry c/o Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, IN 46982. Condolences for the family of Mr. Helton may be sent online to

Subdivision, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Donna M. Culver to Rhonda Jean Babb to Gary Culver, Quitclaim Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 78 Scott L. Thompson and Ricki Joann Harper to Traci Dubois, Warranty Deed, 28-26-7 James Carl Shriver to James C. Shriver and Judith Shriver, Quitclaim Deed, Bonbrook Addition, Sec. C, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Brent A. Swan to Justin Gillespie, Quitclaim Deed, Enligsh Cont. of Bradys Addition, Lagro, Lot: 56 William Janiszyn to Charles Wildey, Warranty Deed, Coble & Jones Sub of Orig Plat, South Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Howard Dewayne Everhart Estate and Representative Winifred Constance Everhart to Charles Wildey, Personal Representative Deed Richard S. Rider to Richard S. Rider and Darleen S. Rider, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Subdivision Lots K & M Rentals Inc. to Paul E. Airgood and Kathryn K. Airgood, Corporate Deed, Warvels Park Addition, Chester Township, Riverside, Multiple Lots / Blocks Schenkel Acres Inc. to Michael T. Schuler, Corporate Deed, 20-28-7 Schenkel Acres Inc. to Carr Family Investments LLC, Corporate Deed, 15-28-7 Bryan D. Burcroff to Rachel A. Burcroff,


Quitclaim Deed, Bradys Addition, Lagro, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wells Fargo Financial Indiana Inc. to Benjamin E. Olinger, Corporate Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Mark A. Hills, Warranty Deed, Bent & Addition, Hutchens Wabash, Lot: Pt. 1 Eugene K. Hipskind Life Estate, Jacqueline J. Hipskind Life Estate and Mary Jean Hale to Joann Louise Hipskind, Quitclaim Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Outlot: Pt. 99 Sharon L. Stoten to Matthew M. Smith and Elizabeth E. Smith, Warranty Deed, 32-30-6 Frantz Lumber Company Inc. to Smith Lumber LLC, Corporate Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Citimortgage Inc. to Willie M. Miller and Angela M. Bartoo, Warranty Deed, Somerset Addition, as pt. 27-26-6, Lot: 119 Gladys K. Holycross to Valerie K. Altman, Warranty Deed, 6-28-7 Steve K. Hart to Envisage Investments LLC, Quitclaim Deed, Park View Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 19 Glenda E. Jones Estate and Representative Marian L. Denny to Pandora Woodward, Personal Representative Deed, Petersons George R Rolling Hills Sub Cont. Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks

Clyde Sanders, 91 U.S. Navy veteran May 11, 1919 – Jan. 5, 2011

Edwin Harness, 74 U.S. Army veteran Oct. 5, 1936 – Jan. 7, 2011 Edwin Dale Harness, 74, LaFontaine, died Jan. 7, 11:14 a.m., at his residence. He was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Lucasville, Ohio, to John B. and Emma Hazel (Noel) Harness. He married Gale L. Clark, in Brookville, on Aug. 10, 1957; she survives. Mr. Harness enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 and served his country for three years before being honorably discharged in 1957. In 1991, he retired from Fisher Body after 30 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 368, Van Buren, and the Sympathy Club. He enjoyed gardening and spending time at home with his family. He will be sadly missed by his best friend, Milo. Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, David (Carol) Harness, Marion; two daughters, Connie (Willis) Dunnagan Jr., LaFontaine, and Linda (Jeff) Bowman, Jalapa; two brothers, Russell Harness, Lucasville, Ohio, and Harold Harness, Marion; a sister, Jean Ervin, LaFontaine; a special sister-in-law, Carole Burns, LaFontaine; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janet Marie Harness, who died in 1984; a grandson, Matt Dunnagan, who died in 2004; three brothers; and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Jan. 11, 11 a.m., at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, IN 46940, with family providing the eulogy. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County. Preferred memorials are to St. Jude Research Hospital c/o the funeral home. Condolences for the family of Mr. Harness may be sent online at

Clyde Allen “Apple” Sanders, 91, Wabash, died Jan. 5, 1:20 a.m., at Miller’s Merry Manor East. He was born May 11, 1919, in Marion, to the late Ervin and Olive A. (Gruble) Sanders. He married Evelyn B. “Dumplin” Kerr on Feb. 17, 1940; she survives. Mr. Sanders served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a former member of Treaty Church of Christ. He was also a member of American Legion Post 15, VFW Post 286, and Eagles Lodge, all of Wabash; and CCC Camp, of Lagro and Peoria. Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Dwayne (Joyce) Sanders, Wabash; a daughter, Sally Jo (Jim) Sanders-Adams, Jasper; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. A private family service was held in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Calling was held Jan. 8, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN 46992. Condolences for the family of Mr. Sanders may be sent online at


January 12, 2011

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it Dear editor, What I enjoy most Richard when Mourdock – who, by the way, will be addressing the Wabash County Tea Party group (C3) on Feb. 7 – speaks is the way he tells a story from the past and ties it to the present day. Perhaps that is why I was intrigued by a passage I came across in Sarah Palin’s new book, “America By Heart.” On page 78, she referenced a resolution adopted by the Indiana General Assembly on Jan. 18, 1947. My efforts to find the actual resolution were in vain, but with the help of Representative Kubacki I now have a copy. I have copied it here and hope you will find it as interesting as I have. HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2 Mr. Speaker: I offer the following concurrent resolution and move its adoption: Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the concurring, Senate Indiana needs no guardian and intends to have none. We Hoosiers – like the people of our sister states – were fooled for quite a spell with the magician’s trick that a dollar taxed out of our pockets and sent to Washington, will be bigger when it comes back to us. We have taken a good look at said dollar. We find that it lost weight in its journey to Washington and back. The political brokerage of the bureaucrats has been



deducted. We have decided that there is no such thing as “federal” aid. We know that there is no wealth to tax that is not already within the boundaries of the 48 states. So we propose henceforward to tax ourselves and take care of ourselves. We are fed up with subsidies, doles, and paternalism. We are no one’s stepchild. We have grown up. We serve notice that we will resist Washington, D.C., adopting us. Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the Senate concurring: That we respectfully and urge petition I n d i a n a ’ s Congressmen and Senators to vote to fetch our county courthouse and city halls from back Pennsylvania Avenue. We want government come home. to Resolved, further, that we call upon the legislatures of our sister states and on good citizens everywhere who believe in the basic principles of Lincoln and Jefferson to join with us, and we with them to restore the American Republic and our 48 states to the foundations built by our fathers. TEETOR HENLEY The resolution was adopted. Isn’t that fascinating? I know, I know. There are some who will scoff and ridicule this resolution. For sure the wording is different than we would use today. That doesn’t change the facts. We

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send a dollar to D.C., we get less than a dollar back and with it rules and regulations that cost so much to implement that we would be better off if they would keep the whole dollar and leave us alone. Indiana may be flyover country but I say Representative Teetor and the General Assembly of our fair state were about 60 plus years ahead of the nation. You may be wondering what response our General Assembly received from Resolution No. 2. Apparently nothing. Go forward three years to Feb. 19, 1951. Representative Teetor was still in the House and we find: HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12 House Concurrent Resolution No. 12, introduced by Representative Teetor: A Concurrent Resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation to prevent the giving of doles and subsidies to the various states, and requesting that said Congress restore to the states tax sources of revenue rightfully belonging to them. The General Assembly of the State of Indiana in Chapter 377 of the Acts of 1947 adopted a concurrent resolution serving notice on the Congress of the United States that the people of Indiana were fed up with subsidies, doles and paternalism, benevolently described as federal grants-inaid. Said resolution proposed that henceforward the people of Indiana were capable of taxing and taking care of themselves without interference or so-called financial aid from Washington. To date this resolution, based on the sound principles of home rule and state responsibility, has


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the broadest national interest. We further believe that only in this way can we reverse the trend toward national socialism and remain a strong and free nation: Therefore, Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the Senate Concurring: Section 1. That the Congress of the United States take steps to restore to the states all of the rights and privileges that have been taken away from them by the federal government. That the Congress enact legislation to curtail immediately and eventually eliminate all federal subsidies, doles and grants-in-aid to the various states. That the Congress restore to the various states the taxing sources that rightfully belong to them to the end that the states can perform their own functions in a proper manner. Section 2. That a copy of this resolution be sent to Indiana’s Congressmen and Senators, and that a copy be sent to all the governors of the various states, together with a request that their states adopt similar resolutions. The resolution was read in full and adopted by voice vote.

President Reagan, in an address to a Joint Session of the Indiana State Legislature on Feb. 9, 1982, referenced these two resolutions as he described his federalism concept and promised that his administration would restore the 10th amendment to the Constitution, reduce regulations, and restore authority to the Statehouses for those things that affect them most closely. These grievances are still with us only multiplied several times. Evidently we Hoosiers didn’t support our Indiana legislature in 1947 and 1951 or President Reagan in 1982. We allowed ourselves to take the federal candy and became addicted to the notion that the federal government not only can, but should solve all our problems. Rather than supporting the resolutions we stuck out our hands and licked our lips in anticipation of the next grant to satisfy our desires with no regard for the source of the largess. We’ve regressed back to children who know little of individual responsibility. Common sense tells us the well will run dry eventually. Then what? Seizing companies, excessively taxing estates, over-regulating

industries, buying land are additional methods of confiscating wealth from the now 50 states. Individual mandates, such as buying health insurance is another. Today our federal debt is in excess of $14 trillion and we still want more. Looking at the future three words come to mind. Bleak, bleaker, and bleakest except for some contemporary Hoosier politicians such as Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Richard Mourdock, and a few others who are recognized for common sense economics. The time for fixing the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into is short. Would you vote to adopt these resolutions? Would the Indiana General Assembly vote to adopt them today? Would our representatives and senators present them to the United States Congress? Probably not. Somehow though, I feel a streak of pride that at one time a Hoosier named Teetor foresaw the fallacy of federal grants-in-aid and was willing to stand up for what he considered right. Judy Moore North Manchester

Senior Center to hold special celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Seniors make a difference every day. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17 will be a special day at the Winchester Senior Center in Wabash. The day will be used to both honor seniors who are making a difference in Wabash County as well as providing an opportunity for all event attendees to make a difference with a group project. The free event begins at noon, with reservations required. The Winchester Senior Center and Wabash County Council on Aging, Inc. are accepting nominations for seniors who make a difference in Wabash County. Anyone can nominate a Wabash County senior for this honor. It could be someone who helps a neighbor travel to and from the grocery store weekly or someone who leads a civic organization and completes multiple community projects. All nominees will be honored on Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center during the noon event. The public is invited to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at which all nominees will be recognized. One individual will be honored with the Seniors Make a Difference community award. It will conclude with a Making a Difference activity. For the 2011 event, the selected project will be making care packages for active military men and women from Indiana with Hoosiers Helping Heroes. Wabash County Council on Aging, Inc.’s volunteer program, Seniors Make a Difference, was awarded a grant from the Indiana Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives for $1,979 to help celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service program. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt commemorating the event and a box lunch through the grant. Preparations for the first time event are being made at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond St., Wabash. To make a nomination for the Seniors Make a Difference community award, call Maggie Smith at 260-563-4475, by Jan. 13. To make reservations for the Jan. 17 event, call Megan McKillip at 260563-4475. Nomination forms are available online at and at the Senior Center. The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center is operated by Wabash County Council on Aging, Inc., a Wabash County United Fund agency. Maggie Smith is the Seniors Make a Difference Coordinator. Megan McKillip is the Senior Center Program Director.

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January 12, 2011

MEMBERS OF CITIZENS COMMITTED TO THE CONSTITUTION (C3) organized a rally in support of the courthouse nativity scene. The rally was held Jan. 3 and attended by 170 Wabash residents. (photo by Danielle Smith) degree weather amid 20 mile per hour gusts of wind. The event was organized by Laura Cole and several other members of Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3). The rally commenced with prayer, then attendees sang “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”. Cole was first to speak.

“I know you’re all freezing but maybe the passion and the warmth in your hearts will keep you toasty,” she began. She shared her childhood memory of the courthouse Christmas lights and nativity. “Obviously the 1960’s and the 1970’s that I experienced as memories are in the past and with that

passing of time came change. Most of that time the change has been for the good, but a lot of the time it hasn’t.” “As a community, we have seen many cities that have allowed themselves to become victims of that change,” she continued. “Change that has come in the name of


political correctness, Freedom From Religion Foundation and tolerance. The reason why that change has come is because people have allowed it to come.” Cole then outlined the exact wording of

the U.S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” She said the purpose of this phrase is to protect religion from the government, not to protect the government from religion. Cole then addressed the complainant. “To the concerned citizen and taxpayer of Wabash County who wrote that letter to the Freedom From Religion Foundation: I have respect for the many people who have died and fought to express their opinions. I would never want to stand in the way of doing that, but we have that same right, don’t we? I want to say to them (the complainant): you are wrong. I would like to tell them that if they are offended, I don’t apologize and if they are offended they can get over it, get a life or go away!” Cole thanked those

commissioners that have made public statements in support of the nativity and asked Wabash County Mayor Robert Vanlandingham to support it at as well. “Hands off our nativity!” she said in closing before offering attendees a chance to speak. Approximately 10 attendees accepted the offer. “We’ve been silent too long; that’s why we’ve lost all we’ve lost so far,” said Linda Fouts. “We have not done our children justice. It’s us that have failed them. We are the reason that they are not allowed to pray in school. We are the reason that someone can stop prayer before a ballgame. I may be 65 years old, but I can still speak and I will speak now.” Bonnie Corn told the crowd the story of Frankenbooth, Mich., where a similar scenario occurred. “One person complained about two crosses in their city and they

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removed them and he came back again and wanted the cross taken off of their seal,” she said. “Well it’s a Lutheran community and it didn’t work. Everybody in the community put up white crosses in their yard. I have a fellow looking into making some and I’ll paint every one of them if I have to.” She invited citizens to contact her if they want to display a cross in their yard. Several others spoke including Martin Brown; Doug Oakes, pastor at Treaty Church of Christ; Cindy Flannagan; Todd Dazey, C3 board member; and Pat Hammons. The rally concluded with a chorus of “Joy to the World” and prayer. “I am thrilled with the turnout,” Cole said, following the rally. “With weather like this, I think 170 people represents a lot more people than what were able to come out. I think it’s a tremendous outpouring of support.”


awarded $9,000 in proceeds from the 19th Annual Rotary Golf Outing at the recent Wabash Rotary Club meeting. The golf outing was held Sept. 15, 2010, at the Honeywell Golf Course and serves as United Fund’s annual campaign kickoff. Christine Flohr, executive director of the United Fund, accepted the check on behalf of the United Fund. Flohr stated, “A lot of time is dedicated by volunteers to put the golf outing together. A huge thank you is

extended to Dave Dorais, Tom Frank, Brad Farlow and Art Jasen from the Wabash Rotary Club. Each work very hard to ensure the event is a success.” Flohr continued, “It was fantastic to see all of the United Fund agencies, area businesses and participating golfers collaborate with the greater good of this community in mind.” Troy Cole, Wabash County United Fund board president, expressed gratitude for the support of the annual campaign. “Along with the Wabash Rotary Club, Parker Beauchamp, the 2010 Campaign Chair, has done a tremendous amount of work to encourage the community to invest in United Fund’s efforts. This campaign has built strong funding partnerships that will affect the citizens of Wabash County for years to come.” Wabash County United Fund is dedicated to providing the necessary financial and human resources to support qualified nonprofit organizations in their efforts to enhance the quality of life for any and all of the residents of Wabash County.

14 Citizens brave frigid weather to attend courthouse rally continued from front page

January 12, 2011

MEMBERS OF CITIZENS COMMITTED TO THE CONSTITUTION (C3) organized a rally in support of the courthouse nativity scene. The rally was held Jan. 3 and attended by 170 Wabash residents. (photo by Danielle Smith) degree weather amid 20 mile per hour gusts of wind. The event was organized by Laura Cole and several other members of Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3). The rally commenced with prayer, then attendees sang “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”. Cole was first to speak.

“I know you’re all freezing but maybe the passion and the warmth in your hearts will keep you toasty,” she began. She shared her childhood memory of the courthouse Christmas lights and nativity. “Obviously the 1960’s and the 1970’s that I experienced as memories are in the past and with that

passing of time came change. Most of that time the change has been for the good, but a lot of the time it hasn’t.” “As a community, we have seen many cities that have allowed themselves to become victims of that change,” she continued. “Change that has come in the name of


political correctness, Freedom From Religion Foundation and tolerance. The reason why that change has come is because people have allowed it to come.” Cole then outlined the exact wording of

the U.S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” She said the purpose of this phrase is to protect religion from the government, not to protect the government from religion. Cole then addressed the complainant. “To the concerned citizen and taxpayer of Wabash County who wrote that letter to the Freedom From Religion Foundation: I have respect for the many people who have died and fought to express their opinions. I would never want to stand in the way of doing that, but we have that same right, don’t we? I want to say to them (the complainant): you are wrong. I would like to tell them that if they are offended, I don’t apologize and if they are offended they can get over it, get a life or go away!” Cole thanked those

commissioners that have made public statements in support of the nativity and asked Wabash County Mayor Robert Vanlandingham to support it at as well. “Hands off our nativity!” she said in closing before offering attendees a chance to speak. Approximately 10 attendees accepted the offer. “We’ve been silent too long; that’s why we’ve lost all we’ve lost so far,” said Linda Fouts. “We have not done our children justice. It’s us that have failed them. We are the reason that they are not allowed to pray in school. We are the reason that someone can stop prayer before a ballgame. I may be 65 years old, but I can still speak and I will speak now.” Bonnie Corn told the crowd the story of Frankenbooth, Mich., where a similar scenario occurred. “One person complained about two crosses in their city and they

United Fund Campaign receives proceeds from Rotary Golf Outing

Envelopes Business Cards Letterheads Full Color Brochures

$ THE WABASH COUNTY UNITED FUND was awarded $9,000 at the Wabash Rotary Club meeting Jan. 10. The proceeds were raised during the 19th Annual Rotary Golf Outing held Sept. 15, 2010, at the Honeywell Golf Course. Pictured are (from left) Dave Dorais; Dr. Brad Farlow; Christine Flohr, executive director of Wabash County United Fund; Teresa Galley, Wabash Rotary Club president; and Tom Frank. (photo by Brent Swan)








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removed them and he came back again and wanted the cross taken off of their seal,” she said. “Well it’s a Lutheran community and it didn’t work. Everybody in the community put up white crosses in their yard. I have a fellow looking into making some and I’ll paint every one of them if I have to.” She invited citizens to contact her if they want to display a cross in their yard. Several others spoke including Martin Brown; Doug Oakes, pastor at Treaty Church of Christ; Cindy Flannagan; Todd Dazey, C3 board member; and Pat Hammons. The rally concluded with a chorus of “Joy to the World” and prayer. “I am thrilled with the turnout,” Cole said, following the rally. “With weather like this, I think 170 people represents a lot more people than what were able to come out. I think it’s a tremendous outpouring of support.”


awarded $9,000 in proceeds from the 19th Annual Rotary Golf Outing at the recent Wabash Rotary Club meeting. The golf outing was held Sept. 15, 2010, at the Honeywell Golf Course and serves as United Fund’s annual campaign kickoff. Christine Flohr, executive director of the United Fund, accepted the check on behalf of the United Fund. Flohr stated, “A lot of time is dedicated by volunteers to put the golf outing together. A huge thank you is

extended to Dave Dorais, Tom Frank, Brad Farlow and Art Jasen from the Wabash Rotary Club. Each work very hard to ensure the event is a success.” Flohr continued, “It was fantastic to see all of the United Fund agencies, area businesses and participating golfers collaborate with the greater good of this community in mind.” Troy Cole, Wabash County United Fund board president, expressed gratitude for the support of the annual campaign. “Along with the Wabash Rotary Club, Parker Beauchamp, the 2010 Campaign Chair, has done a tremendous amount of work to encourage the community to invest in United Fund’s efforts. This campaign has built strong funding partnerships that will affect the citizens of Wabash County for years to come.” Wabash County United Fund is dedicated to providing the necessary financial and human resources to support qualified nonprofit organizations in their efforts to enhance the quality of life for any and all of the residents of Wabash County.

January 12, 2011


Circus Waggin Tails Dog Club to hold first meeting on Jan. 11 City Sams to hold meeting Jan. 15

The Grant County 4-H Waggin Tails Dog Club will have their first training Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m., in the Livestock Pavilion at the 4-H Fairgrounds. At the meeting the vaccination certificates, class enrollments and 4-H enrollments will be available. If you are interested in the 4-H dog project for the 2011 4-H year, try to attend this meeting.


RICHVALLEY ELEVATOR was recently purchased by Bex Farms, Kalamazoo, Mich., which is listed online as a commercial equipment rental/leasing business. According to Gary DeVore, manager of Richvalley elevator, business for the elevator will remain the same and should not have a noticeable affect on farmers bringing grain into the terminal. Repeated interview requests to officials at Bex Farms, listed on file at the Wabash County Courthouse, went unanswered. (‘the paper’ photo)

The Circus City Sams RV camping club will have their Jan. 15 dinner at the meeting Circus City Grill in Peru. Anyone interested in more information or in attending, please contact the hosts for this meeting, Allen and Carolyn Crist, at 765-395-6139. New members always welcome.



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Amy Michelle Sweeten is born Jeremy and Michelle Sweeten, Peru, are the parents of a daughter born Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:34 a.m. Amy Michelle Sweeten weighed 8 pounds, 3/4 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her mother is the former Michelle Dearinger. Amy joins a brother, Paul, and a sister, Ruth.

KEITH AND MARGARET (KYLER) CRIPE will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2-5 p.m., at the Peabody Chapel, North Manchester. Keith and Margaret were married Jan. 13, 1951, at the Peabody Chapel. The celebration will be hosted by the couple’s seven children and their families. The couple asks that gifts be omitted. (photo provided)

The Indiana adult smoking rate has dropped to an all-time low of 23 percent.* This means there are 208,000 fewer smokers in Indiana than there were in 2001, and, those who do smoke are now smoking less. In fact, the per capita cigarette consumption in Indiana has declined by 40 percent over the last 10 years.** Despite that, Indiana still remains among the highest smoking states in the country. There is more work to be done for sure.

Increased Demand for Services The Indiana Tobacco Quitline continues to provide free telephone quit coaching services and web services. Tobacco users who are ready to set a quit date can still call the Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW for quit coaching and assistance. For local help and information about cessation classes call Dan at 260-5637727. Patches are available with the cessation classes through the YMCA. *Indiana Behavitor Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001-2009 **Monthly cigarette stamp and revenue reports, Indiana Department of Revenue, 2001-2009



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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, Swivel-N-Go Seating

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Roann and northern Miami County Joy Harber 765-833-5231 •

SPREAD THE WORD about Wabash County and this website that just writes about small towns in Indiana. This is an example of what transpires when our county has visitors – this website has over 700 followers on Facebook, and thousands of people who are regularly on their website. They have written about Wabash in five different entries! The website is: http://littleindiana.c om/category/littletowns/wabash/. For more information, contact Whitney Myers, executive director, Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau, at THE ROANN TOWN BOARD will

meet Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. and the Roann Festival Committee will meet Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held at Town Hall. THE ROANN FOOD PANTRY is now open at their new location in Roann Town Hall (former bank building) on Fridays, from 2 to 4 p.m. The pantry is open to persons needing food who live within seven miles of Roann. Visitation is limited to once monthly. Food is available because of generous donations the area from churches, businesses, and individuals in our great Roann community. METRO NORTH NEWS: Please keep your phone numbers up to date with the office. In case of inclement weather, the Alert Now System will notify you of delays or closings. Kindergarten

Roundup will be March 2-3 at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. Parents call Metro may North at 260-569-6856 to pre-enroll students. (From the Metro North newsletter.) IF YOU ARE 1315 YEARS OLD and ready to play baseball for the Wabash County Traveling Babe Ruth League please call to sign up early. Some of the places we will be playing are Peru, Denver, Andrews, and Urbana, just to name a few. Registration will be in February, however, you need to be on the sign up list to make sure you have a place on the team. You may contact one of the following: Rick Zapata at 765-8332393/260-571-1567, Kristie Bone at 260571-6664, or Gypsy Shelton at 260-5710765. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to

TEACHER EMMA BABER with her 3rd and 4th grade class from the Denver School, 1951-1952. (Photo submitted by Emma Baber’s grandson, Dan Hipsher). Ashley Vigar, Maxine Dyson, Jewel Marie Flitcraft, Alexi Randel, Danielle Miller, Kerry Krom, Carla Krom, Trevor Draper, Tom Dyson, Andrea Schuler, John Lynn, Julie Coffman, Connie Huffman, Emily Dillon, Lee Myers, Troy Baer, Jordan West, and Lauren McWhirt. (From the Roann Community Calendar.) H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY this week to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Krom, and Mr.

Emmanuel Christian School announces honor roll E m m a n u e l Christian School recently released the honor rolls for the second nine weeks and the first semester. Second Nine Weeks All A Honor Roll Grade 1: Raelyn Coyne, Riley Miller Grade 2: Jaxton Coyne, Allyson Dillon, Kolby Dunn Grade 3: Teri Beachler, Wendy Kleintank, Jack Niccum, Jacob Parker, Preston Ritzema Grade 4: Ruth Niccum, Grade 5: Davis Coyne, Tristian Erikson Grade 6: Kennedy Rife, Grade 7: Bethaney Porter Grade 8: McKenzie Odman, Kourtney Trusty, Grade 10: Weston Doyle, Kallie Phillips Grade 11: Dylan Cordill, Brendan Doyle, Hannah Morris A & B Honor Roll Grade 1: Joshua Beachler, Mason

Osborn, Veronica Smith, Brogan Templin, Alex Weaver Grade 2: Andrew Burns, Madison Church, Austin Kranzman, Sophie Trusty Ellie Grade 3: Daniel Grade 4: Emily Miller, Jordan Rish, Jessica Weekley Grade 6: Keanu Rish Grade 7: Emily Daniel, Jeff Miller Grade 8: Shelby Eads Grade 9: Abbey Morris, Grade 10: Koren Marsh, Austin O’Dell, Autum Smith Grade 11: Andrea Coyne First Semester All A Honor Roll Grade 1: Raelyn Coyne, Riley Miller Grade 2: Jaxton Coyne, Allyson Dillon, Kolby Dunn Grade 3: Teri Beachler, Ellie Daniel, Wendy Kleintank, Jack Niccum, Jacob Parker, Preston Ritzema Grade 4: Ruth

Niccum Grade 5: Davis Coyne Grade 6: Kennedy Rife, Grade 8: McKenzie Odman, Kourtney Trusty Grade 10: Weston Doyle, Kallie Phillips Grade 11: Dylan Cordill, Hannah Morris A & B Honor Roll Grade 1: Joshua Beachler, Mason Osborn, Veronica Smith, Brogan Templin, Alex Weaver Grade 2: Andrew Burns, Madison

Church, Austin Kranzman, Kaleb Sumpter Grade 3: Kearstin Lykins Grade 4: Emily Miller, Jordan Rish, Jessica Weekley Grade 5: Ariston Trusty, Tristian Erikson Grade 6: Shellby Finch, Keanu Rish Grade 7: Emily Daniel, Jeff Miller, Bethaney Porter Grade 8: Shelby Eads, Grade 10: Koren Marsh, Austin O’Dell Grade 11: Andrea Coyne, Brendan Doyle

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Jessica McCoart and Joshua Fakhoury wed June 19, 2010 The double wedding ring ceremony that united Jessica Marie McCoart and Joshua Aaron Fakhoury in marriage was held June 19, 2010, at Keystone Community Church, Saline, Mich. Pastor Ken Gilmore officiated. Given in marriage by her parents, Mark and Debra McCoart, Marion, the bride wore a white, A-line, strapless, beaded dress and carried white lilies accented with purple calla and black lilies feathers. The groom wore a black tuxedo, black shirt and white vest and tie with a single purple calla lily. A rehearsal dinner was held June 18, hosted by 2010, Stephen and Janice Fakhoury, parents of the groom, Marion. Joy Ruse, Marion, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Julie McCoart, Fort Wayne, sisterin-law of the bride; Ashley Smith, Fort Wayne, cousin of the bride; and Ashley Ruse, Lafayette, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids wore strapless, kneelength, turquoise dresses and carried three purple calla lilies with a black ribbon. Drew Fakhoury, Saline, Mich., friend of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Stephen Ladd,

DOUG AND PATSY (LEMASTER) CLAY will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Lagro Community Building. They were married Jan. 16, 1961, in Middlefork, Ky., by Pastor Charles Lemaster. The couple has three children, Varnell Clay, James Clay, and Gretta Brown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (photo provided)

Saline, Mich., friend of the groom; David Brooks, Greencastle, friend of the groom; and Brian Gordon, Marion, friend of the groom. Groomsmen wore black tuxedoes, black shirts and turquoise vests and ties with a single purple calla lily. Zoey Garlourd, Wabash, friend of the bride, was the flower girl; James Fakhoury, Topeka, Kan., cousin of the groom, was the ring bearer. Ushers were Kyle McCoart, Fort Wayne, brother of the bride; and Tim Jamison, Vernon Hills, Ill., friend of the groom. Brittany

Townsend, Wabash, friend of the bride, was the registrar. Drew Fakhoury and Mary Johnson, Saline, Mich., performed Love Never Fails and From This Moment On. A reception was held at American Legion, Saline, Mich., with 150 guests in attendance. Kevin Gianotti, friend of the groom, was the DJ. Debra McCoart, mother of the bride, baked the beachthemed wedding cake. It was a turquoise cake decorated with shells and palm tree and beach chair toppers. The cake was surround-

ed by sand with the couple’s name written in it. The couple took their wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Jessica is a 2006 graduate of Southwood Jr./Sr. High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is currently employed at Marion General Hospital as a student nurse. Joshua is a 2007 graduate of Saline High School. He currently attends Indiana Wesleyan University.

Farm Bureau scholarship applications now available

Applications and forms are now available for the Indiana Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship, the Indiana Farm Bureau Career Enrichment Scholarship, the ACE Ambassador Trip and Wabash County Farm Bureau Scholarships. Eligibility for the Indiana Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship is individuals over 17 years of age, must be from family who has been a member of Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. for a period of two years prior to application for scholarship. Additionally the person must be a high school graduate, admitted to an approved or accredited school of higher learn and planning to study a minimum f one year as a full-time student and must be enrolled in an ag-related field and show involvement and leadership abilities in all activities. The Career Enrichment Scholarship is for any adult over 21 years who intends on enriching their career of choice. The scholarship may be used for a workshop, seminar, credit or non-credit class or degree program. The applicant must also be a Farm Bureau member. The Ace Ambassador is for any Farm Bureau individual or couple who would be able to spend five days (expenses paid) acting as agriculture ambassadors in another part of the United States. This year they will visit Arizona. Also, applications for the local Wabash County Farm Bureau scholarships will be available through the guidance counselors at each of the local high school for a senior or graduate who is or will be attending college in the fall. The criteria for this scholarship is that they or their parents are members of Wabash County Farm Bureau. To receive an application please contact Judy Ringel, Wabash County Women’s Leader, at 260-774-3479. Deadline for applications for the Ace Ambassador program is Feb. 1. Applications for the Indiana Foundation Scholarship and Enrichments Scholarships are due by March 1.

Lagro resident charged with strangulation On Jan. 4, at approximately 10:55 a.m., officers from the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call at a rural Lagro address. Upon arriving at the scene, officers conducted an investigation for an alleged strangulation. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Richard L. King Jr., 36, Lagro, for allegedly strangling two adult victims who did not require any medical attention. King is currently being held at the Wabash County Jail, without bond, on charges for strangulation.

Historical Society to meet Jan. 11 DEVON AND DEBBIE SHEPHERD are celebrating their 25th anniversary on Jan. 11. They were married Jan. 11, 1986, in the Honeywell Room at the Honeywell Center, with Rev. John Adams officiating. Clark Wendt was the best man and Donna Haynes Reed was the maid of honor. The couple has two children, Douglas Shepherd, a freshman at Purdue University, and Delaney Shepherd, an eighth-grader at Northfield High School. (photo provided)

The Wabash County Historical Society will meet Jan. 11, 7 p.m., in the multi-purpose room at the Wabash County Historical Museum. Juanita Rapp will present a program on LaFontaine and its history. This program is free and open to the public.

January 12, 2011


Knights step up at home, down Apaches by 15

LEVI WINGET rises above two Wabash defenders during Southwood’s 68-53 home win on Jan. 7. Winget led the Knights with 18 points as they avenged their loss to the Apaches in the opening round of the Wabash County Tournament. (photo by Shaun Tilghman) by Shaun Tilghman On Jan. 7, one week after Southwood fell victim to Wabash in the County Tournament, the Knights rebounded at home to defeat the Apaches 68-53. “We had to get more into a practice mode where we could fix some things,” said Southwood coach John Burrus. “We’re a younger team and when you have a younger team you have to do some things to bring them along – if you keep doing the same things that doesn’t always work – so we went back to a few of the basics and got our defense packed in a little bit. In this game we were able to frustrate some guys that really hurt us [before], and I thought that was a big difference.” During their first match-up, Wabash’s

main focus was to contain scoring threat Mike Cook, who leads the Three Rivers Conference. After successfully holding the Southwood senior to 17 points, it was openly acknowledged that they would follow the same game plan in the rematch. The Apaches executed that aspect of their strategy very well in the first quarter – holding Cook scoreless – but several other Knights stepped up to fill the void. “That’s the only way we’re going to win big games,” Burrus explained. “If Mike goes for 25, and everybody else gets two or four or six points, then we’re not going to win much.” Conner Hobbs knocked down a trey to open the contest and gave Southwood a 3-0 lead. Breyton Nealis

followed with a score for Wabash to make it 3-2, but that was as close as they would get. The two teams traded buckets for much of the quarter but the Knights were able to build a 24-16 lead on a barrage of three-pointers by Devin Dale. “I thought the first quarter run really was the game,” said Wabash coach Tom Robbins. “We were down 14 at halftime and we lost by 15 so really it was the first quarter that got us. “Dale hit three threepointers there in the first quarter so I think he was a big part of that run; and maybe even was responsible for manufacturing that run when he got open on the wing and knocked down that first three. I think you have to hand it to him for stepping up, knocking that down, and

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really propelling that run for them.” A Shea Beauchamp basket and Travis Shears free throw pulled Wabash within five early in the second, but Southwood pushed the lead to 12 following a 9-0 run courtesy of Levi Winget (3), Codie Shafer (4) and Cook (2). Each of the three would score again in the final two minutes to give the Knights a 39-25 lead at the break. Alex Hentgen, who had 10 points in the first half, scored eight more in the third to try to close the gap for the Apaches. However, the Knights outscored the Apaches 13-10 in the stanza behind four points each from Cook and Winget. “Throughout the course of the game I thought Winget hit some key shots when we were trying to make runs to come back,” Robbins

said. “He did some things when they hadn’t scored for a little bit, maybe they’d go three possessions without a score and on the fourth he’d drop a shot in. I thought he was definitely key for them – particularly in the second half when we were trying to manufacture some runs – he was just keeping us at bay with those moves toward the basket.” Winget started the final period with a basket, followed by an oldfashioned three-point play by Hentgen to make the score 54-38. Scoring went back and forth throughout the quarter, and with a minute to play Burrus pulled his starters with a 19-point lead. Burrus added, “We’ve seen guys improving in practice and tonight they carried it over into a game, and I think that really helped Mike out a lot. Winget had a great game and Shafer’s rebounding was awesome against some pretty big guys.” Hentgen’s last bucket gave him eight in the quarter and 26 for the game, while drawing Wabash within 16. Robbins pulled his starters soon after and some younger guys from each team finished out the game to a 68-53 final. Hentgen led all scorers with 26, and while he is arguably one of the better players in the area, he still needs a little more help from the other Apaches. Robbins added, “Alex is a hard match-up because he just keeps going; he doesn’t quit. He’s a tall guy on the perimeter – too tall for most guards – that we can also sneak under guys and get him into position because he’s too agile for the big guys. “He’s been our guy for three years, he’s a heck of a competitor, and I was really proud of his performance tonight. We’re looking for some other guys to come along and we’ve had them; we’ve had big games out of Zack Hipskind and Breyton Nealis, and we got a big game from Travis Shears last time

against Southwood. We know they’re there it’s just a matter of getting it with Alex on any given night.” Winget led the

Knights with 18 points, Cook finished with 12, and Dale scored 10. Southwood improves to 6-2 with the win, while Wabash falls to 1-7.

AREA LINEUP (Jan. 12 – 18) MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Jan. 12 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Peru Thursday, Jan. 13 6 p.m. Wrestling at Eastbrook Friday, Jan. 14 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball vs. Wabash Saturday, Jan. 15 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Wabash Monday, Jan. 17 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at FW Blackhawk Tuesday, Jan. 18 6:30 p.m. Wrestling at Bishop Luers NORTHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Thursday, Jan. 13 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Mississinewa 6:15 p.m. Boys C Bball vs. North Miami Friday, Jan. 14 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball at North Miami Saturday, Jan. 15 9 a.m. V Wrestling at Rochester Super Duel 9 a.m. JV Wrestling at Huntington North Invite 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball vs. North Miami Tuesday, Jan. 18 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball at Tipp Valley 6 p.m. Boys C Bball vs. Eastern-Greentown 6:30 p.m. Wrestling at Whitko SOUTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Jan. 12 6:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. Wabash Thursday, Jan. 13 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Eastern Friday, Jan. 14 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball at Whitko Saturday, Jan. 15 9 a.m. Wrestling at Rochester Super Eight 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball vs. Whitko Tuesday, Jan. 18 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Maconaquah 6:30 p.m. Wrestling at Maconaquah WABASH HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Jan. 12 6:30 p.m. Wrestling at Southwood Thursday, Jan. 13 5:30 p.m. Co-ed Swimming at Huntington North 6 p.m. Boys C Bball at Maconaquah Friday, Jan. 14 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball at Manchester Saturday, Jan. 15 8:30 a.m. Wrestling at Western Super Six 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball vs. Manchester Monday, Jan. 17 5 p.m. Boys C Bball vs. Eastbrook 5:30 p.m. Co-ed Swimming at Tipp Valley Tuesday, Jan. 18 5:30 p.m. Co-ed Swimming at Adams Central 6 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball vs. Mississinewa MANCHESTER COLLEGE Wednesday, Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. Men’s Bball at Bluffton 7:30 p.m. Women’s Bball vs. Bluffton Saturday, Jan. 15 9 a.m. Wrestling hosts Spartan Mat Classic 1 p.m. Women’s Bball at Transylvania 3 p.m. Men’s Bball at Transylvania Tuesday, Jan. 18 7 p.m. Wrestling at Wabash Dual

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mation on the Manchester High School website, hs/alumni/displaalumni.html. If you do not have a computer, please send given name, first name, current last name and address, year of graduation and the school, email address and phone number to Janene Dawes, 4455 N 200 W, Urbana, IN 46990 or call any of the following committee members: Jane Ann Airgood (260-9826881); Mary Elizabeth Ayres (260-982-4465; Janene Dawes (260774-3642; Donna Harmon (765-8335663); Jackie Ihnen (260-982-4688); Leo Judy (260-982-4770); Nancy Knapp (260-9826665); Sue Richards (260-723-4624); Lois Scott (574-453-9034); or Mary Lou Tyner (260982-2865). GARBER-SIMMONS SENIOR CENTER (a United Fund Agency) is always open to mingle

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planning a Manchester High School Reunion on June 25. Along with the reunion they are compiling a directory of all graduate names and addresses from Central, Chester, Laketon or Manchester for the years 1910 to 2010. With the possibility of 8,000 names the com-

mittee is trying to update the directory and send registrations by email to as many as possible to save the $3,520 cost of mailing. If you are a graduate, a parent or relative of a graduate of Central, Chester, Laketon or Manchester, they are asking that you check and/or update infor-

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es and activities aimed at connecting neighbors and fostering civic involvement in our community. AREA FIVE NUTRITION PROGRAM provides a nutritious lunch, Monday through Friday, at Scout Hall, for people age 60 and older, and is based on a voluntary donation. Join us for fun and friendship, or you may do carry out. Reservations need to be made a day in advance at 982-9940, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may talk to Kim Buzbee. MEALS ON WHEELS can bring a hot lunch and cold dinner to area residents. They are in the office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday - Friday, to arrange for you or someone you know who needs help with their meals. The office number is 9826010, or leave a message if calling at other times. Clients need to live around North Manchester / Laketon area, and be home bound. All meals are individually prepared by Timbercrest to fit each personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own dietary needs. ARE YOU NEW TO TOWN? Did you

just have a baby? Did you recently become engaged? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Town Callers would like to come visit you! Town Callers is a C o m m u n i t y Greeting Service that welcomes new residents, new babies and engaged couples with a complimentary gift pack. The gift pack is filled with information about the area and coupons from local merchants. Let me help you celebrate this new change in your life! Call Jennifer Martin at 260-982-1762 or email DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T FORGET that you can contact me with any birthdays or anniversary that you would like to put in The Paper. MY ADDRESS / DEADLINE: News items mailed to me at 807 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, IN 46962, or e-mailed to me at m. (PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this one will not be changing.) Please mark all email as news for The Paper.

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Lynnanne Fager 765-981-2276- â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Nice Home in the Country â&#x20AC;˘ 1 Acre & Southwood Schools â&#x20AC;˘ Well,Septic Tank = 7 yrs old â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl Thermal Pane Windows $59,900 / Mls # 77064896

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3067 W Division Rd

â&#x20AC;˘ Formerly Dyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar â&#x20AC;˘ Lg Bar Room,2 Restrooms â&#x20AC;˘ 2 Offices, Kit, 2 Furnaces â&#x20AC;˘ Walkin Cooler, Central Air $9,900 / Mls# 77064927

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â&#x20AC;˘ All units are 1 bedroom

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JUST A THOUGHT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.â&#x20AC;? ~ Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862 AT T E N T I O N L A F O N TA I N E , SOMERSET, AND ALL LIBERTY AND WALTZ TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS: Planning is underway for a new County Comprehensive Plan, which is a document prepared under the leadership of a Plan Commission, with input from citizens and community

leaders. The Plan sets forth the policies for the future development of the entire community. It is based on inventory, analysis and evaluation of the issues such as land use, population, economy, community facilities, housing, natural resources, utilities and transportation. The Plan provides the basis for future zoning ordinance. Steering committee members will be at the LaFontaine C o m m u n i t y Building, on Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., to receive public comment and suggestions from Liberty and Waltz Township residents. Your attendance and input would be greatly appreciated. HAVE NEWS youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share? If so, you may contact me by e-mail,

leavesofthefall@em (leaves of the fall AT embarqmail DOT com (no spaces or caps); or you may mail your information to me at PO Box 3, LaFontaine, IN 46940. Please include your phone number. News items need to reach me by Wednesday evening for publication in the following weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. I prefer photos be sent via email, however, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to mail an actual photo and want it returned, please include an SASE. FYI: If the week you would like to see your news in The Paper begins with a holiday, please have your items to me by Tuesday (instead of Wednesday) the week before.

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REMINDER: As your organization plans for 2011 send information to be included in the Lagro News Column to the email or mailing address at the bottom of the column. LAGRO COMETS LIBRARY will be reopening. Volunteers have worked many hours during the months of October and November re-doing the Community Lagro Library. The room was emptied, repainted with the Lagro Comets colors, and the shelves rearranged. All books were sorted and reshelved in an orderly, attractive display. The unwanted books were donated to an organization that will send the books to Africa to furnish libraries there. As part of the remodeling, Lagro Comets memorabilia has become part of the decor. Come and see what Lagro Comets memories are currently here as well as returning in the future because we have more items coming! An open house to re-open the library will be held Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come and see the changes as well as thanking our volunteers. Current volunteers include: Maxine Baker, Megan Griffin, Carolyn Hegel, Chris Lehman, Betty Murray, Scott Siders, Dick and Joyce Speelman, and Tina Stout. A special thank you to Scott Siders, Tina Stout, Chris Lehman, and Megan Griffin for all the hours spent in making this project a success. Also an additional thank you for our spe-

cial helpers for this project: Vera Eidsness, Kathy Bradley, Ann Dailey, Tammy Siders, Ashley Siders, Allison Siders, and Calvin Unger. We appreciate all your help! THANK YOU: On behalf of the Lagro Good Ole Days fair committee, which is made up by Bruce Eltzroth, Shorty Harrell, Scott Siders, Cash, Jessy Bob Gressley, Dale Cooper, Kristie Bone, and Maxine Baker. We would like to thank the following people and business for their help in making the 2010 fair a success and helping us throughout the year: Harrell Family, Siders Family, Eltzroth Family, Copper Family, Gressley Family, Veolia Environmental Services, Lagro Cafe, Goose Graphics, Manchester Farm Center, Mike’s Roof Coating & Painting, Zimmerman Law Office, Baker I n s u r a n c e , Commercial Printing of Lagro Inc., Ramblin Oldies DJ Service (Dale Cooper), Hobby Auto Sales, E & S Metals, Fleck’s Boring, Backhoe, Trenching & Well Service, First Merchants Bank, Oswalt & Thomas Sales & Service, Kirtlan Auto Service, Dorais Chevrolet, and Auto Zone. Also, Pefley’s Farm Equipment, Wabash Bargain Center, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Jo Ellen Studio, Lagro American Legion, Junction Food Mart, Mary Siders Independent Real Estate Broker, Grandstaf f-Hentg en Funeral Services, Eads & Son Bulldozing, Bozarth Country Store & Campgrounds, The Paper of Wabash County, Eddingfield Law Office, American Eagle Lawn & Home Maintenance, Wabash

Knights of Columbus, Wabash Hardee’s, G.A. Moore Construction, Wabash Electric Supply Inc., Vice Brothers Foundry, Gaunt Asphalt Inc., Todd A. Adams Insurance, True Value of Wabash, Clark’s Auto Salvage, Pettit Printing Inc., Troy Eads Excavating, Town of Lagro, Chuck and Becky Slagal, DRP Trucking, Steve and Linda Rusnak, Center Court Barber Shop, Clown Town Motorcycles, Lagro Township Trustee, John Lawson, Justin Gillespie, Gary Hunter, and Lou Studio. If I have missed someone or a business I am

sorry. Thank you all for your help without you we cannot put on this fair. LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH services will begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 16. Ed and Becky Shear will be the greeters and Amy Kissel will be the nursery attendant. Rev. Rick Borgman will give the sermon titled “Will a Man Rob God?”, with scripture reading from Malachi 3:1-12. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10 a.m. FOR DEADLINE NEWS is each Wednesday by noon. You can e-mail news and pictures to lagronewscolumn@gm; mail news to me at 5153 W 100 S Wabash, IN 46992, or contact me by phone at 260-563-8091, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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“A different kind of real estate company” 646 NORTH SPRING STREET Beautiful older home with lots of updates, 3 bedrooms plus landing used as a 4th bedroom, 2.5 baths. New laminate floors, vinyl windows, siding, plumbing, electric wiring and more. Large lot in town with privacy fence, 1 car detached garage and deck in back. Dry unfinished basement gives you lots of storage. New front porch and landscape make for a welcoming entrance. Call Lori Siders for MLS# 77064347. Priced at only $114,900! 1539 MEADOW STREET Remodeled home on quiet street, this home has what you are looking for with new windows, siding, flooring and more. 3 bedrooms plus a landing used as a 4th bedroom. Large updated bath. Gorgeous eat in kitchen with all appliances staying plus a bar area. Guys check out the 2 plus car detached garage. Covered front porch and patio doors out to back deck for your outdoor enjoyment. Home is tastefully decorated and ready to move in. Call Lori Siders for MLS# 77064371. Priced at only $77,900! 2054 EAST SINGER ROAD, NORTH MANCHESTER 1 acre ground in country close to town, with home, 1 car detached garage and storage shed. Covered wrap around front porch, 3-4 bedrooms possible. Newer Gas wall heat units. Proof of funds with all offers. Call Lori Siders for details on MLS# 77064868, $39,900. 357 INDIANA STREET Could be a great starter or retirement home, with everything on one level. Central air, Refrigerator and gas range stay. Fenced in back yard and enclosed front porch. Call Lori Siders for MLS#77064834 priced at only $36,900 to sell quickly.

142 EAST MAIN STREET Ok gentlemen you will not believe this garage, 2 plus cars and a full loft, loft could be finished for an apartment or just the guys hangout. Ladies you have those original hardwood floors and woodwork, open staircase, new paint and floorings. Large new full bath upstairs w/2 bedrooms & another new full bath & bedroom on main level. Large open kitchen. New vinyl siding, storms on windows, furnace & Central air, and rewired w/200 amp service. Call Lori Siders for your private showing on MLS# 77062877 at only $84,900. PRICE REDUCED $59,900!

2280 W 1050 N • 0.7 acre • 3 BR (1 on 1st floor) • spacious kitchen

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2510 W 975 N • 3 BR, 2 bath • cathedral ceilings • open LR, dinette & kitchen • FR

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514 NORTH MIAMI Sellers say bring offer. We've done some work to make home more move in ready just for you!! All new paint in most rooms, bath has new flooring, kitchen cabinets sanded and varnished, some new lighting installed. New plants, mulch & outdoor lighting have all been completed. Carpets professionally cleaned all you have to do is pack your bags. All appliances stay including washer & dryer. Finished room in basement makes a great game or hobby room. Waterproofing system in basement. Call Lori Siders MLS#77058775 $59,900

786 COLUMBUS STREET Recently remodeled duplex, larger unit is occupied – smaller unit will be completed before new buyer takes possession. New Furnaces, roof, kitchens, all very well done. Call to Greg Metz to set your appointment up for MLS# 77061371 $79,900


1863 SOUTH LAKEVIEW ESTATES As a Member of Lakeview Estates you have 90 acres of woods to enjoy and hunt in along w/pond for fishing. Make us an offer!! So many nice features in this home you will want to see Hand Crafted wood chair rails, trim, baseboard and even solid oak doors, solid oak Mantle over gas log fireplace in the family room that also features windows all across the back of home looking out to the wooded lot. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Kitchen completely remodeled in last couple years comes with ALL appliances. In back enjoy a covered deck, gazebo w/cable TV, and a large 2 story woodshop w/electricity. Heated garage and so much more. $120,000. Call Lori Siders to see MLS# 77057500.

PRICE REDUCED TO $7,000! 626 HIGH STREET Hardwood floors and glass french doors. Bath has been gutted, has new sink and toilet, no tub/shower. Refrigerator and range stay. Wells Fargo Pre Qualification or proof of cash funds with all offers, Sold AS IS, MLS# 77062665 Only $7,000 Call Lori Siders today.

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SHARP CREEK DATES: Some classes celebrate Jan. 19, which is the 100th day of school and means the 2010-11 school year is just a little over half done. There are 87 days in the first semester and 93 days in the second semester for a total of 180 days in the MSD school year. On Jan. 27, the fourth and fifth grade classes will go to the Shrine Circus in Fort Wayne. NORTHFIELD ORIENTATION for current eighth-grade students and their parents is Jan. 24, 7 p.m., in the Northfield cafeteria. Information will be given about high school expectations, state testing requirements and diploma tracks. This is an important meeting for all eighth-grade parents as some things may have changed since the last time you may have attended another eighth-grade ori-

entation. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Jan. 16 are: Worship Leader – Brian Chamberlain; Head Usher – John Eltzroth; Acolytes – Leah and Ella Gatchel; Nursery Attendant – Rhonda Baer; Greeters – Dan and Roxanne Haupert; Liturgist – Carol Krom; Altar Flowers – Rhonda Baer; Organist – Nancy Miller; Pianist – Janene Dawes. Church meetings on Jan. 12 are: 6:30 p.m., Grace Advisory Board; 7 p.m., Coordinating Council; 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Consistory. PRAYER CONCERNS: Continue to remember the following: Jo Ellen Weaver, Amy (Lauer) Henson, Doris Eads, Deloris Greenlee, Kerry Schannep, Carol Porcenaluk, Jim Wilson, Jack and Jeannine Young and Doug Rice. URBANA LIONS PROJECT INFORMATION: For over 40 years the Indiana State Police have offered young people an exciting, up-close look at law enforcement and the crimi-




nal justice system through its youth camps. The camps help students gain respect for themselves and others through programs, which demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication. Camps are held at universities around the state and offer campers a unique glimpse of campus life. Camp staffs are hand-picked, responsible law enforcement personnel, who have committed themselves to preparing today’s for their youth futures.” Some of the groups that make these camps possible are the Lions Clubs of Indiana, the Pacers Foundation, Association of Indiana Troopers, District Indiana Optimists, Indiana State Police Alliance, Jaycees and Kiwanis International. The Lions four-day, co-ed law camps give students entering seventh or eighth grade a behind-the-scenes look at the criminal justice system. The camps offer field trips, exciting demonstrations and motivating programs. Campers meet peers from around the state and


participate in recrea t i o n a l activities. Students leave camp with a greater understanding of the police field. Summer 2011 Lions law camps will be held at Vincennes University from June 15 to June 18 and at Anderson University from July 6 to July 9. Applications are due two weeks before the start of each camp and can be downloaded from the Indiana State Police website. (Google Indiana State Police and click on youth camps in the menu on the left) Further information can be obtained from Linda Tincher, 812-894-2750, or the Indiana T r o o p e r s Association, 1-800671-9851. The Urbana Lions Club has in the past provided scholarships for students who wished to attend. When you support of Urbana Lions Club projects

you are helping local youth. The next Urbana Lions Club Fish Fry is Feb. 26. We hope you can attend. B R U N C H Those BUNCH: meeting at Pam’s Café, at 8 a.m., on Jan. 5, were: Wanda Miller, Donna Russell, Phil and Jan Weck, Max and Ruth Reed, Peggy and Chad Dilling, Larry and Nancy Meyer and Marvin and Mary Ann Mast. BIRTHDAYS: Jan. 13 – Nick Maurer, Valerie Sperry. Jan. 14 – Max Chamberlain, Carla Krom; Jan. 15 – Britain Webb. Jan. 16 – Troy Baer. Jan. 17 – Katie Leland, Jared Peas will be 10! Jan. 18 – Teresa Frehse, Cyrus Myers. Jan. 19 – Richard Miller, Eric Cohee. NEWS ITEMS may be mailed to me a t or sent to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash, IN 46992.

PICTURE: This is a picture of Ted and Sandy Biehl with their grandson, Mason, and granddaughter, Zoe Ann, which was taken on Nov. 26, 2010. Many of you will remember that Zoe Ann was in this column’s prayer concerns in March and May of 2010 as she went through two surgeries, the first when she was four weeks old and the second at three months. Zoe is scheduled for her final surgery on Jan. 17. Mason and Zoe Ann’s parents are Tabitha and Scott Gabbard, Babson Beach, Fla. Please keep Zoe Ann and all of her family in your prayers on that day and for several days after the surgery as she goes through recovery.

Haupert responds to nativity controversy Dear editor, I think it is time for those who believe in God to stand up and be heard. Why is it that those who are against religion have a louder voice? There are a lot of things that have changed since I was in school but you would think history would remain the same wouldn’t you? As I recall, this country was founded for religious freedom and that freedom was to be able to serve and worship the Lord your God in whatever manner you chose. It was not so God could be shoved, pushed, or written out of our lives. Where is my freedom as a

Christian and a taxpayer in Wabash County? The letter sent to the Leaders of our County about the nativity and the angel decorations is too much; where is it going to stop? If it were not for the nativity and the angels who announced the coming of the Lord there would be no CHRISTMAS to celebrate. I bet all those who are against religion do not reject the paid day off for the holiday. And I am sure most of them probably buy gifts for their family also. Why is it groups like Freedom From Religion Foundation get everyone’s attention because their

rights are not being observed but Christians around the world and in the United States are having their rights overlooked everyday. When I read the quote from the Mayor about not putting up the angel decorations next year it sickened me. If anyone would set down and read the Bible angels were big strong men not beautiful fluffy women as we portray them. Gabriel would surely be offended to think we see him as a tinselcovered girl. I feel my rights are being violated. I fear the Lord, I believe in IN GOD WE TRUST, I believe Jesus came and lay in a manger to

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save me from MY sin. And I believe that WE are destroying the very fabric of our Country by allowing GOD to be pushed out. The United States has always been the strong leader of the world, a country looked up to and feared, GOD protected us because we stood for HIM but now where do we stand? Who fears us? When will be the next attack on our soil? Do you feel the protection of God around you, whose voice is being heard? It is our fault because our children are drug users, bullies, cheaters and stand up for nothing. We are their role models if we do not guide them, teach them, stand up and show them what is right, who will? The Bible says we as parents are to teach our children the ways of the Lord right and wrong and with the Lord comes Love. I don’t think I am right and others are wrong because they do not believe as I do and I do not try to push my beliefs on them so why do they push theirs on me? Lisa Haupert North Manchester

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gospel Light Assembly of God, 347 Southwood Dr.; Neil Jeffrey, pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (all ages); Morning 10:30; Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Kids’ Korral Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m., Youth Meeting 7:00 p.m. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, north of corner of U.S. 24 & S.R. 13 (619 N. S.R. 13) in Wabash; phone 563-7849; Don Cogar, Senior Pastor. Sunday Bible Classes at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m.; Evening Praise & Worship, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer, 7:00 p.m.; Shockwave Youth Meeting Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Handicapped Accessible. Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN; phone 260-982-6179; Pastor Chad McAtee. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Outreach & Youth Ministry 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth Discipleship/Kidz Zone (ages 3 yrs.-6th grade). BAPTIST Calvary Baptist Church - GARBC, 1399 Falls Ave., Wabash. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening service and T.O.C. (teens). Pastor Matt Haynes. Awana meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for children ages 3 to 12. Nurseries are provided. Phone 260-563-3837. Wheelchair accessible. Emmanuel Free Will Baptist, 129 Southwood Dr., Wabash; Rev. Douglas K. Phillips, pastor. Phone 563-3009. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Morning Prayer Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m.; Bus transportation available, call 563-3009. Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash; phone 563-8616; Hobert Meek, pastor, 563-8616. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Youth Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Transportation and nursery available. Sunday morning radio broadcast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sundays mornings on Oldies 106. Grand Street Baptist Church, 1655 Grand Street, Wabash; John Denniston, pastor, phone 765-981-2868; church phone: 5638409. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Service 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN CHURCH Harvest Fellowship Church, 255 N. Miami St. (Bowen Center), Wabash, IN 46992 Pastor Bruce Hostetler, Church Office: 260563-4282 We can't change yesterday, (It doesn't matter where you've been) we don't know what may happen tomorrow (that's why we want you to know Jesus as your Savior) we care about where you are now, that's why today is "THE PRESENT" Our worship teaches "To Know Christ and Make Christ Known". Sunday Fellowship & Coffee Time - 10:00A.M. Praise Singing & Worship time 10:15 Sunday morning Fellowship and Snack time 10:00 A.M. Praise Singing & Worship 10:15 A.M..Wednesday night - 6:30-8:00 P.M., Discipleship Class, Act of Fear, Place: Bowen Center. Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 North Third St., Liberty Mills, IN; Church Phone: (260) 982-6169. Pastor: Kelly Beutler; Associate Pastor: Erin Huiras. Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School All Ages: 9:45 a.m.; Fellowship Time: 10:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship: 11:00 a.m. Roann Church of the Brethren, corner of Chippewa & Beamer Sts. in Roann; phone (765) 833-9931; fax (765) 833-6561 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.; Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Children’s Worship: 10:00 a.m. Our Worship Leader for the month of January will be Keith Musselman. Our Youth Pastor, Jody Tyner will be sharing the message with us. We invite you to come and worship. January 20 - Women’s Fellowship at the church 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. “The Source” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings.

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Wabash Church of the Brethren, 645 Bond Street, Wabash (just south of Falls Ave.); phone (260) 563-5291; Pastor Kay Gaier. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m., nursery available, everyone welcome. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Bible Study; Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Choir. Handicap Accessible. CATHOLIC St. Bernard Catholic, Corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.; Fr. Sextus Don, Pastor. Parish Office and Rectory: 207 N. Cass St., phone 563-4750. Saturday Evening Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (Sept. thru May); 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (June thru August); CCD 9:30 a.m. each Sunday during school year. Weekday Masses: Mon., Wed., Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:15 -5:15 p.m. Saturday or anytime by appointment. St. Patrick Catholic, Lagro, Mass at 12:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month. CHARISMATIC Victory Christian Fellowship, Discover abundant life and victorious Christian living! Worship services: Sunday 10:00 a.m.; Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Christian Bookstore: Tuesday through Friday 9:00-12:00, 1:00-5:30, also before and after all services. All in our new facility at 112 W. Main St. Church: 260-982-8357; Bookstore: 260-982-8317. Tim Morbitzer, pastor. God bless you! Come as you are! CHRISTIAN Dora Christian Church, located 1 1/2 miles South of Salamonie Dam, Lagro; phone 260-782-2006. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Early Service 8:15 a.m.; Church Service 10:30 a.m. Minister: Steven L. Witt. LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine; Phone 765-981-2101; Pastor Rick Smalling; Youth Pastor Jared Kidwell. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship 10:00 am. Nursery Available. Wabash Christian Church, 110 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-4179; Rev. Melinda Kammerer, Pastor; Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Nursery provided. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CHURCH Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd.; Tim Prater, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Radio Ministry 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Sunday WKUZ 95.9 FM. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., 563-8503; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. (Kidz Worship, ages 4 through Grade 3); Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Family Night: activities include AWANA (6:30 p.m.); Alliance Allies (Teens) 7:00 p.m.; Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided. Handicap Accessible. CHURCH OF CHRIST Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 4 miles north of Wabash on St. Rd. 15; phone 563-4109; website:; Solomon David, Senior Minister; Michael Eaton, Worship Minister; Cheryl Eaton, Director Of Music & Arts; David Lloyd, Children’s Minister; Linda Mirante, Associate Ministries; Aaron McClary, Minister of Connections; Kathy Henderson, Director of “Happy Days” Preschool. Dual Bible School & Worship, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Boundary Line Church of Christ, 1 1/2 mile North of LaFontaine, Corner Roads 390E & 900S; NonInstrumental; phone (765) 981-2056 or 981-2728. Bible Study Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 4:00 p.m.; Handicap Accessible.

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Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 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. CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Bill Bowling. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Patrick Byers, Director of Youth and Contemporary Worship; Wes Ball, Worship Pastor/Choir Director; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible. LUTHERAN Zion Lutheran (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive Sunday SChool 9:15am Morning Worship 10:30am. On Sunday, January 23rd, Interim pastor Galen Drawbaugh will lead the Adult Bible class and the morning worship service. Elder is Tom Panning, Organist is Susan Garrett, acolyte is Jamison Saunders, Usher is Dave Zolman, and greeters are Don and Lois Roser. Living Faith Church -a new mission congregation will meet for worship this Sunday in the ballroom downstairs at Charley Creek Inn at 10:30 am. Faith enrichment classes for all ages begin at 9:30 am. Fellowship time after worship. Our worship will focus on the scripture from 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9 and John 1: 29-42. A congregational meeting will follow the morning worship. Crazy Love fellowship and Bible study begins at 6:00 pm Sunday evening. We welcome you to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Handicap accessible.

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New Foundations Ministries Freedom Center, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash; phone 260-569-0630; Pastor Rick Tolley. Sunday Adult Bible Study & Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7pm Bible Study. Center for biblical council by appointment. Niconza Christian Fellowship Church, 4 Mile North of Rt. 16, 3 Mile South of Disco, Miami/Wabash County Line Road 13718N 700E, Roann, Indiana 46974. Sunday Praise & Worship Service begins at 9:00 AM. The youth will join with the adults for Praise and Worship in the sanctuary, and then move to the west rooms for Children’s Church. Special music will be presented during the service. Pastor Phil is bringing a series of messages on Pray & Fasting: when, where and how, in the morning service. Everyone is welcome! We are a Full Gospel Community Church where Spiritual gifts and talents operate. There is always an opportunity for one on one ministry for your special needs. You are invited to join us Sunday as we worship and hear from God through the preaching of His Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit! Get your prayer request to the prayer group by calling the church office at (260)-306-2030; by sending them E-Mail to (; or by sending them regular mail to Niconza Christian Fellowship Ministries, 300 W 4th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. (Winter Hours) Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Prayer Partners at Mary Henderson’s home. e-mail:; website:, handicap accessible sanctuary. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 563-3308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Chapel Worship 8:00 a.m.; Sanctuary Worship 10:00 a.m. with pre-school childcare, Multi-Media Worship W/Praise Team & Band; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. (corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.) in Wabash; phone 260-563-3108; fax 260-563-3109. Senior Pastor David Cross, Sunday worship services - 8:00 a.m. Rise & Shine; 9:00 a.m. Christ Alive Alternative Worship; 10:00 a.m. Mid-Morning Worship; 9:00 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Music mignistries share each week in variety of choirs and instrumental talents. Jr. Church & nursery provided. Totally handicap accessible. Everyone welcome. KIDS FIRST REGISTERED CHILD CARE MINISTRY is a weekday program available for infants 4 weeks to 5 yrs. Accepting children full or part time. Pre-School Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Call 260-563-7665.

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street North Manchester, IN 46962. Pastor JP Freeman & Sebrena Cline, Assoc. Lay Minister. Service times: 8:30 – Early Bird Traditional Service; 9:30 – Contemporary Praise Service; 11:00 – Blended Service; Nursery provided during all services.

LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email: Pastor Brad Garrett. Sunday School 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m.; Prayer and Share every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.; Bible Study every Thursday morning 10:00 a.m.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765-8334793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 982-7537; Pastor Kevin G. Dekoninck. (260) 578-2160; Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.

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Chris and Jori Pattee, Wabash, are the parents of a son born Dec. 6, 2010, 8:54 a.m., at Dukes Memorial Hospital. Brady Ray Pattee weighed 7 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins a brother, Bryant Pattee. His mother is the former Jori Selvage. Grandparents are Randy and Debbie Selvage, Avondale, Ariz., and Paul and Cindy Pattee, Wabash. Great-grandparents are Georgia Metzger, Emma Selvage, Sondra Martin and Marie Eltzroth.

Local Optimist Club to sponsor oratorical contest for students The Optimist Club of Wabash is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I were leader of the free world, the first issue I would address would beâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;?, as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2010. The Optimist Club will judge the local studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top winners. Winners will receive medals and the winning speeches will be sent to the zone level, and possibly the district level for the opportunity to win college scholarships. Students under the age of 19, as of Dec. 31, 2010, are eligible to participate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As they prepare for their future, many of our local students need experience expressing their thoughts and opinions to an audience,â&#x20AC;? Club President Dave Frischman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The oratorical contest challenges them to do just that and also offers an opportunity for scholarships. In this way, our club hopes to bring out the best in each of them and help them achieve their goals for the future.â&#x20AC;? The deadline to hand in speeches is Feb. 27. Students wishing to participate in the oratorical contest can find out more

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THURSDAY JANUARY 27, 2011 6:30 P.M. Location: 3495 S 100 E, Wabash. Articles: Cropland, woods, out buildings, rural home. Owner: First Merchants Bank. Auctioneer: Halderman Real Estate Services.

MT. ETNA Saw Mill Barn Sale, Fri., Jan 14 & Sat., Jan 15, 10a.m,-4p.m., off Hwy 9, 1/2 mile down 124 in Mt. Etna, cash only; snowblowers, heaters, leather & winter coats, hunting clothes; large selection of tools, baby, kitchen, home decor & furnishings & lots more.

SATURDAY JANUARY 15, 2011 10:00 A.M. Location: Kos. Co. Fairgrounds, Warsaw. Articles: Antiques & collectibles, furniture, household goods, coin collection. Owner: Various. Auctioneer: Metzger Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Lost & Found FOUND: MALE, brown & white Boxer mix, has collar, found in parkin lot at New Market in N. Manchester, 260-578-1933 or 260-5719555.

Articles For Sale

Wabash City

DELL Z500 laptop, DVD/CD, internal drive, $165, 260-563-5564.

242 S. Huntington St., behind Family Video, Jan. 14 & 15, most goods below $5, except large items, no reasonable offers refused.

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



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9 FT. steel garage door; 1/2 HP Raynor garage door opener; Trane central air conditioner unit; vinyl siding; 2-36â&#x20AC;? storm doors, 1 is Anderson; oak flooring; bath fixtures; 1/2 HP garbage disposal; stainless kitchen sink; interior doors; trim; kitchen cabinets; some windows * etc.; also 1970 Lane cedar hope chest, for more info. call 260-569-9494. CLEAN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET new, never used, still sealed in original wrapper (SACRIFICE), $125, 260-749-6100 IBM, APTIVA, Windows 98 tower w/keyboard & mouse, $75, 260-5635564.

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. 260-563-2256, if no answer leave message. HARDWOOD FIREWOOD, ready to burn. Split, delivered & stacked, $60, full size pick-up truck load, 765-833-6943. $125 QUEEN PILLOWTOP Mattress Set. NEW in Plastic, Can Deliver (260)493-0805 A BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, $225, Still in Factory Plastic (260)493-0805. $350 CHERRY Sleigh Bed, NEW, Solid Wood w/NEW PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, un-opened, (260)493-0805.


CERTIFIED CNA NEEDED. If you have a positive attitude & enjoy giving quality care while working with a supportive nursing team, comw see us about our available positions. Stop in & applt at: Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Merry Manor East, 1900 Alber St., Wabash, IN 46992. EOE, 100% employee owned. SAVE-ON LIQUOR is accepting applications for part-time help, shift starting at 5:00 p.m., 2-3 days a week. If interested pick up an application at 406 Manchester Ave. from 9a.m.-5p.m.

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LARGE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Thursday, February 3, 201 1 - 9:00 a.m.


THINKING OF HAVING A FARM SALE? TALK TO US! We can offer you special commission rates depending on the size of your farm sale. We will advertise it along with our regular consignment sale, but charge you no advertising. We can guarantee you bigger, more widespread advertising with no cost to you. This has been a very successful approach for some of our local farmers, who have gotten more money for less cost than having their own farm sales.

Deadline for advertising is Jan. 14 by 5 p.m. Call David Pefley at 260-782-2222 or e-mail Trucking available; call for rates and quotes.


Quartersawn oak buffet; oak curved front china cabinet; 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;? wardrobe; oak pedestal table; oak drop leaf table; walnut pump organ; Barrister 3 stack bookcase; 3 drawer chest; Victorian dresser; marble top dresser; marble top lamp table; marble smoking stand; roll top desk; writing desk; wing back occasional chair; buffet; occasional chair; (4) needlepoint chairs; barrel chair; church pew; Eastlake project furniture; fainting couch; hat rack; plant pedestals; hall trees; sewing rocker w/ paw feet; Dep. Era china hutch w/ rams head carvings; commode w/ towel bar; curved glass showcase; Texaco sign; 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Columbia his & hers bicycles; Fostoria glassware; depression glass; Roseville, OH bowl w/ lid; McCoy vase; Hall bowl set; Fire King; Lenox bowl; Hull pottery inc: vases, ewers & cornucopia; red Fiesta inc.: napkin holder, salt & pepper; cream & sugar; black memorabilia; (30+) pcs. Of Carnival glass; Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soup items; (100+) David Winter house col.; ironstone; opalescent glass; RCA col.; clown col.; Aladdin allacite lamp; postal telegraph clock; clock; Longaberger baskets; Art Land collection china pearl set of dishes; jewelry cabinet; jewelry; old bottles; books; frames; vintage pictures; crock; crock pcs; copper boiler; copper fire extinguisher; milk coolers; dairy crates; Griswold iron skillet; collection of copper pcs; iron bench; malt mixer; marbles; 2â&#x20AC;?swirl marble; sterling necklaces; crocks & jugs; Marx tin train;


Whirlpool freezer; Whirlpool washer & dryer; GE Profile side by side refrigerator; Jenn-Air range; King size sleep number bed; brass bed; Glass front hutch; hide-a-bed sofa; wicker bedroom furniture; wicker sofa, chair & rocker; chrome table & chairs; 2 stack bookcase; 2 drawer file cabinet; video cabinet; pots & pans; sm. appliances; dishes; DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; VHS; books, records; Christmas decor; TOOLS: Cub Cadet LT 1042 garden tractor; mitre box; Excel elec. cart; garden cultivator; feed cart; Perfect Flame Grill;


Morgan Dollars inc.: several CCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 2 cent pcs.; ½ dimes; 3 cent pcs.; Large cents; Seated Dimes & Quarters; Indianhead cents; Wheat Cents; Barber Dimes; Buffalo Nickels; Jefferson Nickels; Mercury Dimes; Foreign Coins; Proof & Mint Sets; All items sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;?. Not responsible for accidents. Lunch Available. Terms: Cash, Check, Mastercard or Visa. Chad Metzger, AU10200057


January 12, 2011

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




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

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On or about Jan. 6th the home of the late Shirley Combs was broken into and several valuable antique items were taken including a vintage sewing machine, a dozen Iron skillets, Antique drop leaf tables, Oak Curio cabinet and novelties. If you have any information about this theft it would be greatly appreciated and a reward will be issued upon recovery. Please contact the local authorities @ 260-563-1111 or call 260-2247951 or 352-601-7095

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ANTIQUES WANTED: Paintings, pottery, lighting, signs, guns, knives, coins, jewelry, quilts, clothing, rugs, furniture, Boy Scouts, railroad & military items, esp. WWII. Call 260-5691865. I may pay more!

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MASTIFF/DANE PUPS, black, worked, ready to go 1/3, $300, 260-358-6650. 4 WHEELER w/snowblade, will plow sidewalks & driveways, $25 minimum, 260782-0004.

CREATIVE GROOMING, small dogs, also boarding & sitter, senior discounts, 260-563-5985.

PERSONAL INJURY: Free initail client conference, no recovery, no fee, contingent fee agreement available, over 20 years of experience. Zimmerman Law Office, PC, Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill St., Wabash, 260-5632178.

Farm ALFALFA HAY, small squares, no rain, $3-$4, 260-982-2665. GRASS HAY, round bales, no mold, stored inside, $30 each, 260-344-1188.

Meadowbrook North Apartments

ELDERLY LADY needs caring indiividual to stay w/her at night to assist her in exchange for room & board. Please send letter of interest w/phone number to box 102 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

For Rent

1 BDRM upstairs apartment, good condition & location. stove, refrigerator & all utilities included, no pets, $100/wk., plus $350 damage deposit, 260-5717719 or 260-571-8818 after 4p.m.

is Taking Applications for 1 Bedroom S e n i or / H a n d i c a p /D i s a b l e d A p ar t m e n t s T 1289 Meadowbrook Lane • Wabash 260-563-8534 • TDD: 1-800-588-1558 2109


2 BDRM extra nice duplex, south side of Wabash, $450 per month plus utilities, washer/dryer hook-up, 260-563-7743.

LOCAL BUSINESSES: Space available located at Meadowbrook North Apartments. If interested please contact Paula at 260-563-8534.

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Home Maintenance & Repair, Haul Driveway Stone, Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Mulch & Do Backhoe Work.

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RHT Building 260-563-0142


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

3 BDRM, $400/mo. plus utilities, $400 deposit, 765981-4988 or 260-571-9253.

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3000 Yeoman Way Huntington, IN 46750 Fax 260-358-2533 or e-mail

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Concrete Work, Block Work, Additions, Decks, Doors, Siding and Remodeling 260.568.1167 or 260.571.3151

Transwheel is an equal opportunity employer


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January 12, 2011


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

SM. 2 bdrm house suitable for single or couple, no children or pets, water & heat provided, $495/mo., deposit & lease required, available after Jan. 5, 260563-2373. DOWNSTAIRS 2 bdrm, washer/dryer hook up, $350/mo. plus deposit, you pay electric, 260-563-4059.

2009 PONTIAC G5 GT COUPE, 30+MPG, Cruise, Spoiler, Tinted Windows, CD, Power Windows & Locks, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Charcoal Cloth, $12,995 #348X, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 ,

2 BDRM w/combined bathroom & utility room, totally electric, 1 car garage, Southwood Schools, must see to appreciate, no pets, $475/mo., $700 deposit. Call anytime after 8:30 a.m., 260-571-3842.

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

Mobile Homes

Beautiful Ranch Style Home in Roann

3 Miles South of Wabash

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

2010 CHEVY IMPALA LT, 3.5L V6, Alloy Wheels, Remote Start, Power Driver Seat, All Power Options, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Lt. Bronze w/Charcoal Cloth, $15,995 #351X, Wabash (800)573-1175, 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU, 3.1L V6, Cruise, Alloy Wheels, Spoiler, All Power Options, Automatic, Clean Local Trade, Silver w/Gray Cloth, $4,995 #299Y, Wabash (800)573-1175,

Single & Sectional Homes New & Used

2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER, 2.4L 4CYL, Tinted Windows, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks, Air, CD Player, Red w/Gray Cloth, $4,995 #375Y, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 ,


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Auto 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, ONLY 21K MILES! 3.8L V6, Sunroof, Remote Start, Tinted Windows, Alloy Wheels, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Dk. Gray w/Charcoal Cloth, $15,495 #385X, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 , 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE 4X4, 5.3L V8, Extended Cab, 20” Alloy Wheels, Remote Start, All Power Options, ONLY 20K MILES, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Black w/Charcoal Cloth, $25,495 #397X, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 , 2002 DODGE CARAVAN SPORT, 3.3 V6, Power Windows & Locks, 3rd Row Seat, Quad Captain Seats, 1 Owner Local Trade!! Silver w/blue cloth, $5,995 #334Y, Wabash (800)573-1175,

2004 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB, 3.0L V6, Chrome Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, Automatic, Keyless Entry, ONLY 30K MILES, Lt. Bronze w/Tan Cloth, $12,995 #373X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

• Sun room • Applianced furnished • Garage

• 2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath • No pets • $600 per month plus utilities

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Electrical • Plumbing General Contracting Decks • Fences


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To apply, take resume to: 1205 Cass St., Wabash IN 46992 or email

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


Wanted Farm Equipment Good, Clean Farm or Industrial Equipment Wanted For Auction TURN EXCESS EQUIPMENT INTO CASH

2011 Annual Area Farmers Excess Equipment Auction Southern Whitley Co., Indiana Loader is available for unloading & loading. Easy Access. National Advertising.

650+ Registered Bidders from 6 States in 2010.

Call Zach Hiner • 260-437-2771 or Ritter Cox • 260-244-7606


• Cozy Condo NO PETS • Fireplace • Two Bedrooms • One Bath • Stove & Refrigerator -Furnished • Open Floor Plan • Garage with Opener

Betty Temple Rentals

near Honeywell Golf Course • 1 bdrm/1 bath • Everything furnished down to the silverware • 42” flat screen TV


References Required $575 per Month

Crossroads Bank is accepting resumes for a Mortgage/Consumer Loan Representative in our Wabash office. The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years of mortgage lending or loan processing experience. Full benefits package available.

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

260-571-4042 or 260-377-9265

SWM 6’2”, 230 lbs., 46 yrs. old. I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping & NASCAR. I am interested in finding someone who is between the ages of 36 & 54, who would enjoy spending some quality time with me. Please send responses to box 101 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

The Auction Experts! Thinking of Having an Auction?

LOOKING FOR a lady between the ages of 65-75 to go to church with, go dancing & on vacations. Please respond to Box 618A, c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

541 COLUMBUS St., Wabash, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, $500 deposit, $550/mo. plus utilities, 765-9819956. FOR RENT in North Manchester, 3-4 bdrm, $475/mo., 260-901-9078.

FOR SINGLES ONLY If you are single, lonely or just looking for someone new to talk with,you may place a For Singles Only ad by sending, in 55 words or less, a brief description of yourself and your interests and the type of person you are seeking for a companion to: For Singles Only, ‘the paper’, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992, or you may bring your ad into the office. Enclose $7 for 2 weeks, plus your name, phone number and full address for our records. No names should appear in the copy of your ad. We will assign your ad a file number and forward replies to you, or you may pick them up in the office. All ads and replies must conform to good taste. ‘the paper’ reserves the right to edit or reject any ad. Singles ads must be received in our office before noon on Friday the week before the first publication. Interested parties may answer For Singles Only ads by writing ‘the paper’, P.O. Box 603,Wabash, IN 46992. Please keep replies within the bounds of good taste, and BE HONEST!

Call Zach Hiner for all your Real Estate & Farm Equipment Auction needs! PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF 10 AUCTIONEERS & 25 BROKERS LOCATED THROUGHOUT INDIANA & THE MIDWEST


260-437-2771(cell), 260-344-1069




January 12, 2011

Jan. 12 issue  

The Paper of Wabash County