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THE PAPER January 25, 2012

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Sheriff’s Department investigates threats to Northfield Jr./Sr. High School by Danielle Swan DSmith

After being evacuated twice in one week due to written bomb threats, Northfield Jr./Sr. High School has been declared clear and safe for students. On the morning of Jan. 17, a custodian discovered a bomb threat written on a toilet paper dispenser in the boys’ bathroom in the athletic area. The Wabash County S h e r i f f ’ s Department was notified immediately, and students were evacuated. A bombdetecting dog was sent in from the Howard County S h e r i f f ’ s Department’s canine unit. “Every single area was sniffed by a dog that is trained to do this,” said Dr. Sandra Weaver, superintendent of Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. This includes the interior and exterior of the building. Dr. Weaver and her fellow school officials operated under the advice of the law enforcement agencies regarding what was the safest and quickest way to remove the students from the building, ultimately resulting in their decision to move them to Sharp Creek, where they waited for the investigation to be completed. “We knew we had to get students out of the building. We knew it was going to be for hours. We didn’t want them standing outside, not only because of a safety concern, but it was too cold. We worked with the Sheriff ’s Department and the

dog handler, who is trained in bomb detection. They gave us their opinion, and we did exactly what they told us to do because this is their area of expertise.” After a few hours, the building was declared safe and students returned to their classes. Two days later, a second bomb threat was discovered written on the wall of the girls’ bathroom in the athletic area. This time, when the law enforcement agencies were notified, school officials were made aware that there was not a nearby canine unit. “We were going to have to wait over two hours just for the dog to get there and then it takes several hours to do the search, so we knew that we wouldn’t have any time for schooling,” Dr. Weaver said. In light of that fact, the decision was made to release students for the remainder of the day, and busses arrived to take them home. That day will be made up at a later date, but the second threat cost more than just one day of summer. Running an extra bus route comes at a high expense to the district. “When you think of fuel and paying drivers that extra cost, you’re into the thousands of dollars mark,” Dr. Weaver said. The Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department is conducting the investigation of the two threats. Sheriff Bob Land feels that the threats were made by two different indi-

viduals, based primarily on the fact that the handwriting is different. “We really can’t point the first threat toward the school because there was a basketball game and a wrestling match and other activities going on at the school, so we really can’t pinpoint it to Northfield,” Land said. He went on to inform The Paper that they have followed up on several leads and conducted interviews with a few young adults, but no arrests had been made as of press time. “It is a felony charge to make false reports such as this so if we do find out the person responsible, I’m sure there will be charges filed,” Land said. Dr. Weaver confirmed that fact, “Whoever did this, we will absolutely prosecute.” This week, Dr. Weaver plans to call a meeting for the assistant superintendent, Dr. Brian Dawson; the director of building and grounds, Steve Holley; and the principals of Northfield and Southwood high schools to evaluate the school’s reaction to this situation. She advised that if they make any decisions on how to differently handle these types of situations, as a safety measure, that information will not be shared with the public. “We are going to be assessing the situation and making recommendations for the future and we hope we don’t ever have to use them,” she concluded.

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Weekly Reports ............10-12

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Community News 8, 13, 17-18

NORTHFIELD JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL was evacuated twice last week due to written bomb threats found in bathrooms at the school. School officials are working with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department on this case. (photo by Brent Swan)

Miami Correctional Facility escapee apprehended after chase An escapee from the Miami Correctional Facility was apprehended in Wabash County after a pursuit that led officers from several different departments on a 20-mile chase that began in Grant County. At approximately 10:26 p.m. on Jan. 20, Wabash County Central Dispatch received a call that the Converse Town Marshal was behind a stolen vehicle, northbound on SR 13 in Grant County. A traffic stop by Grant County officers initiated the pursuit and discovered the vehicle had been reported to the Miami

County Sheriff ’s Department as a stolen vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and the pursuit entered Wabash County. Deputies from the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department responded to the call as the pursuit continued northbound on SR 13 near Vernon Street as the chase entered the city of Wabash. The vehicle eluded officers and was involved in an accident with a vehicle from the Sweetser Police Department. The vehicle then continued into the city where officers from the Wabash City Police Department

picked up the chase. The vehicle then headed southbound on SR 15 with officer in pursuit. Near Cr 700 S, the vehicle, a 1992 Chevy pick-up, left the roadway and continued through farm fields, before finally stopping near CR 850 S and Meridian Road. The suspect then fled on foot. Wabash City Police Officers John Krhin and Josh Prater, along with Wabash County Sheriff ’s Deputy Dustin Hurst, continued to pursue the suspect by following footprints in the snow. The suspect, later identified as Donald

In Memoriam Doris Beck, 85 Shirley Bidwell, 62 Ricky Coburn, 55 Rev. Robert Gatchel, Sr., 91

Aera Hall, 82 Kathleen Hippensteel, 63 Charles Purdy, 74 Janelda Schwan, 85

L. Sorrell, 38, was apprehended by three officers in a farm field just south of CR 850 S near Cr 50 E. Further investigation revealed that Sorrell, sentenced in 2009, was an escapee from the Miami Correctional Facility serving a 20-year sentence for a series of armed robberies in Wayne, Hendricks and Howard counties. The investigation into the escape is still ongoing and is being conducted by the Miami Correctional Facility.

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2 Northeast lawmakers call for more transparency in school corporation spending

State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) and State Sen. Carlin Yoder (RMiddlebury) are working to increase transparency in school corporation spending. Banks and Yoder introduced Senate Resolution 7 calling for a legislative

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review of information included in instructional and non-instructional spending in public schools. The northeast Indiana lawmakers are both members of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development. “A more open and


transparent exchange surrounding school spending will ensure that Hoosier tax dollars are used in the most effective and impactful ways,” Banks said. “Increased transparency will not only help lawmakers be the best stewards of taxpayer dollars, but

also guarantee Hoosier children receive more resources necessary for success in the classroom.” According to the most recent report from the Indiana Office of Management and Budget, 41 cents of every education dol-


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lar does not go to instruction. “What exactly does that 41 cents go toward?” Yoder asked. “We owe it to parents and taxpayers to find out.” Banks added that the legislative review will allow school cor-

porations to simplify and focus their spending. Yoder said state leaders need to find and harness the areas of spending that benefit students the most. “Every tax dollar spent toward public education should be

accounted for to reassure Hoosiers their money is being used wisely.” Hoosiers can get a full updated copy of the legislation online by visiting gislative/bills/2012/S RESF/SR0007.html.

Tiede Metz & Downs welcomes Josh Petruniw Josh Petruniw has joined the law firm of Tiede Metz & Downs. He practices primarily in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, business law, family law and general litigation. Petruniw graduated from Wabash College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in Spanish. He holds an master’s degree in business administration from the Kelly School of Business, a JD degree from Indiana U n i v e r s i t y -

Indianapolis, and was admitted to the Indiana Bar last May. “We are thrilled to have Josh with us,” said Steve Downs, a lawyer with the firm. “He is a great addition to our practice and our community.” Petruniw is a member of Rotary and serves on the board of Wabash Marketplace. He and his wife, Kristen, married in October, and live in Wabash. Kristen is a guidance counselor with Marion Community Schools. In addition to

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Downs and Petruniw, Charles Tiede, Al Schlitt and Jordan Tandy practice with the firm, which has offices in Wabash and North Manchester.

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Sisters reunited after being separated as children

by Eric Christiansen “Hello, sister!” Hope Cassel Hernandez Jeffers has been waiting over 45 years to say those words, and on Jan. 1, 2012, her dream came true. On Christmas Day, 1965, Hope, along with her six sisters, were taken from their mother. A few months later, Hope’s three youngest sisters, including Jaime Connor, were separated from the four older sisters. On Jan. 1, 2012, Hope found Jaime, and just six days later, the two sisters were reunited for the first time since 1966. “I can’t believe how much you look like the girls,” Hope said to Jaime as they met again. “I think you have our eyes.” The sisters met in North Manchester at the home of Hope’s foster mother, Lu Cassel-Mikesell, surrounded by Hope’s family. “I already feel like I fit in,” Jaime said. But it wasn’t always that way for the sisters. Hope and Jaime’s mother wasn’t able to take care of the seven girls and made arrangements to have her daughters taken from her. “Mom told Tonya (the oldest sister) and me a few months earlier that Welfare was going to come and get us, but I didn’t know it was going to be on Christmas morning,” Hope said. The seven girls were taken to a foster home for a few months, but that is where their paths took different turns. Jaime The three youngest girls, Jaime, Dawn and Sunny were taken from the foster home and each one of them were adopted into different families. That would be the last time Jaime would see her sisters. “The memory has always stuck with me, lying in bed,” Jaime said. “My (adopted) mom would tuck me in, and I’d lie there and hear my heartbeat in my pillow. I thought I could hear my mom’s - or someone’s footsteps coming to get me. I thought she’d be here any time. I just didn’t know. This was two years after I was

adopted. I couldn’t remember names or faces, but I just knew I wanted to go home.” Jaime grew up in Hartford City, graduating from Blackford High School in 1982. Her adopted mother married twice while Jaime was growing up, the first marriage to Jaime’s adopted father. “He was an alcoholic and didn’t want us,” Jaime explained. Her mother’s second marriage didn’t work out either. After Jaime graduated from high school, she worked at a children’s home. She then went to California, but came back after her brother was diagnosed with Leukemia. She married her first husband and had two children with him. She married two

other times, but those ended in divorce as well. “I had poor self esteem. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere, never believing in myself ” Jaime said. “I felt like I was never wanted. I didn’t really click anywhere.” “After my third divorce, I started getting counseling, and just kind of realized, let’s re-evaluate this person,” she added. She now lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, where she works at a family center for safety and healing. “It revolves around people who have been in any kind of trauma, child abuse, or domestic violence,” Jaime explained. She did reconnect with her biological father, James Flohr, in 1995. They met, but James struggled to be

around his daughter. “It was hard because he wouldn’t look at me,” Jaime said. “He was there for a couple of days, and on the second day, he actually looked at me. We kept in touch, but it was hard for me to relate to him.” Her father passed away last year. Then, on Jan. 1, 2012, she got a call from her aunt telling her that she found Hope. Hope After the seven sisters were taken from their mother and into a foster home, Hope had no idea that within months, she would lose three of her sisters. Hope and Tonya were the oldest and were coming home from school when they learned that Jaime and Sunny had

been taken away, and that Dawn would be leaving as well. “I remember Dawn was getting ready to leave and them locking us in a room so we couldn’t say good-bye to Dawn. The others were already gone,” Hope said. “I remember Tonya and I got on the bed and Dawn looking at us through the window. We saw her get in the car. Then they let us out, and I got behind the couch and stayed behind there and cried because I wanted the girls back.” To make matters worse for Hope, her three remaining sisters, Tonya, Zoyia and Maria went to live with their biological aunt and uncle, leaving her alone. What happened next is what Hope

describes as “an event orchestrated by God”. Hope was at K-Mart and ran into her sisters with their aunt and uncle. “We started hugging and kissing each other,” Hope said. After that meeting, Hope joined her sisters, but they didn’t

stay with their aunt and uncle very long. They then moved to St. Vincent’s Villa Orphanage in Fort Wayne. The Cassel Family In North Manchester, Jerry and Lu Cassel were raising three sons and (continued on page 4)


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said. Hope Hope and her sisters lived with their biological mother for a while, but in time, the sisters went their own way, with Hope the only daughter who has remained with the Cassel family. She met her husband, John Jeffers, when she was 16 and they married when she was 18. It was then that she reconnected with the Cassels and the Cassels and Jeffers have been together ever since. Hope has five children and 11 grandchildren and lives in Bloomingdale. Together Again Hope looked in the Wabash phone book and made phone calls to any Flohr that was listed. She contacted Toni and asked if she was related to Jim or James Flohr. When she said yes, Hope asked, “Do you know where my sisters are?” Toni only knew where Jaime was and gave Hope an address. She also suggested finding her on Facebook. Hope went to Facebook and found Jaime Connor, but

ON JAN. 1, Hope Cassel Hernandez Jeffers was reunited with her sister, Jamie, after 45 years of separation. Hope and her six sisters were taken from their mother on Christmas Day, 1965. (photo provided) couldn’t complete a friend request. “It was so frustrating because I could see her picture, but I couldn’t contact her,” Hope said. “When you have three ex-husbands, you keep your account very private,” Jaime joked. Jaime’s sister, Tami, messaged Jaime on Facebook and said, “I have news for you. You have six sisters and I know where Hope is, and I think I know where Tonya is.

Hope is on Facebook, you need to add her as a friend.” Jaime did, and Hope got the alert on her phone. “When I saw her name on my phone, I started screaming and crying. I could not wait to get on there and talk to her,” Hope said. “The first thing I said to her on there was ‘Hello, Sister,’ and just all the pieces came together.” “When Tammy told me that she found one of my sis-

ters, I freaked out,” Jaime said. “I’ve been a sobby mess all week. It’s like a dream. It’s like something somebody would make up.” While the sisters will be spending the upcoming months and years reconnecting, they are not giving up hope of finding their two other sisters, Sunny and Dawn. “All the pain I went through my whole life was just trying to find you three girls,” Hope said to Jaime. “Now, all we have to do is

at their programs and services from the community perspective in a study they are currently conducting. With this study, Living Well hopes to prioritize their programs and services according to

those which have the strongest community support. According to Beverly Ferry, agency CEO, “Careful consideration and thoughtful planning are required for us to move forward. This is

why input from our community is of the utmost importance at this time. We are seeking opinions and suggestions which will enable us to set a course for the future that will meet the needs of those we serve.” Living Well in Wabash County is inviting all supporters and community members to offer perspectives about the support for these programs and services. About 700 hundred households and groups in Wabash County received a questionnaire in the mail. The questionnaire is available online at their website, w w w. l i v i n g wellinwabashcounty.or g, and at the Senior Center, located at 239 Bond St., Wabash. People can also request that a survey be sent to them by calling the Senior Center at 260563-4475 and asking for Lynne. They hope to have the study completed by Jan. 31.

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The German Church and School to be discussed at event

Jean Gernand and Carolyn Hegel will be the presenters at the next History Hunters event at the Wabash County Historical Museum. The event on Jan. 26 will mark the first History Hunters event of 2012. Gernand and Hegel will speak about the German Church and School, which are located near Andrews on the county line between Wabash and Huntington counties. The church, which is now known as St. Paul’s County Line Church, is located on the Wabash County side of the line, and the school, known as the Old German School, is on the Huntington County side. Gernand helped organize the rescue of the German schoolhouse that was built in 1887. The school was built with money raised by her greatgrandfather, and her grandparents and parents had both attended the school. Hegel, whose family members are longtime members of St. Paul’s County Line Church, has also given presentations on Lagro history and other things. History Hunters events begin at noon and are approximately 40 minutes long, with a question and answer session afterwards. They are scheduled around the lunch hour and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. To accommodate work schedules, participants should feel comfortable leaving when required. The event will take place in the museum’s multi-purpose room. History Hunters events, sponsored by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc., are free for members or with a paid daily admission. To reserve your spot or for more information, call 260563-9070.


Wabash County Transit receives 4-H Beef Enrollment donation from UltraGroup Day to be held Feb. 4 Wabash County Transit recently received a donation from UltraGroup on behalf of Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions, located in the Wabash County Hospital, is an outpatient mental health clinic specifically designed for the senior population of our community and surrounding areas. Wabash County Transit is operated by Living Well in Wabash County, COA Inc., a Wabash County United Fund agency. Senior Life Solutions helps seniors cope with depression, unresolved grief, isolation, difficulty coping with health changes and many other issues that the elder population faces today. For more information, call Senior Life Solutions at 260-569-2111.

4-H Beef Enrollment Day will be Feb. 4 at the Wabash County Fairgrounds. All 4-H beef steers, crossbred heifers, dairy beef and county bred and

born calves must go to the fairgrounds to be tagged and weighed that day. All feeder calves will be tagged in May. Contact the Extension Office prior to Jan. 23 for

enrollment forms or more information at 260-563-0661 Ext. 246. The beef project is available to 4-H members in grades 3 through 12.

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Energy Education and Savings Kits are available to reduce winter heating costs

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Energy Education class. Please contact our office for workshop dates and times and to reserve your space. Workshops will last approximately one hour, one kit per household. Upon completion of the workshop, Energy Kits will be provided to attendees. To register for a workshop please call our office at 800-6549421. As the weather continues to remain cold,

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Tuesday, January 31, Wednesday, Feb. 1 Manchester High School Cafeteria 6:30-8:00 $55 for first child, $50 for 2nd and $ 35 for 3rd, etc. Start Smart Fee: $25 per child (before Jan. 1, 2012)

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THE QUILTING SANITY GROUP from Huntington First Brethren Church recently donated over 40 lap blankets and about 30 scarves to Vernon Manor Children’s Home. Pictured are: (from left) Instructor Nina Pressler, Beth Stahl, Darlene Berry, Judy Lee and Marg Teusch. The scarves were hand-knitted by Marg Brannon, Darlene Berry’s mother, who is not pictured. This is the third year the group has made and donated quilts to Vernon Manor residents. Last July, they donated very nice twin-sized quilts. (photo provided)

Emmanuel Christian School releases honor rolls E m m a n u e l Christian School recently released their honor rolls for the second quarter and the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. The second quarter honor roll is as follows: All A Honor Roll Grade 1: Zoey McKnight, Japheth Niccum, Paige Ritzema, Isaac Smelser Grade 2: Joshua Beachler, Raelyn Coyne, Riley Miller, Veronica Smith Grade 3: Andrew Burns, Madison Church, Jaxton Coyne, Kolby Dunn, Sophie Trusty Grade 4: Teri Beachler, Jack Niccum, Preston Ritzema Grade 5: Emily Miller, Ruth Niccum Grade 6: Davis Coyne Grade 7: Katie Real Grade 8: Emily Daniel, Jeff Miller, Bethaney Porter

Grade 9: McKenzie Odman Grade 11: Weston Doyle, Koren Marsh, Austin O’Dell, Sara Real, Maverick Rish, Autum Smith Grade 12: Dylan Cordill, Andrea Coyne, Brendan Doyle, Hannah Morris A & B Honor Roll Grade 2: Brogan Templin Grade 3: Kaleb Sumpter Grade 4: Ellie Daniel, Kearstin Lykins Grade 6: Ariston Trusty Grade 9: Caleb Thompson Grade 10: Angel Alexander, Julian Alexander Grade 11: Wesley Gaunt, Andrew Porter, Tyler Samuel Grade 12: Justin Fleshood, Valerie McDavid The first semester honor roll is as follows: All A Honor Roll Grade 1: Zoey

McKnight, Japheth Niccum, Paige Ritzema, Isaac Smelser Grade 2: Joshua Beachler, Raelyn Coyne, Riley Miller, Veronica Smith, Brogan Templin Grade 3: Andrew Burns, Madison Church, Jaxton Coyne, Kolby Dunn, Sophie Trusty Grade 4: Teri Beachler, Ellie Daniel Jack Niccum, Preston Ritzema Grade 5: Ruth Niccum Grade 6: Davis Coyne Grade 8: Emily Daniel, Jeff Miller, Bethaney Porter Grade 9: McKenzie Odman Grade 11: Weston Doyle, Koren Marsh, Austin O’Dell, Sara Real, Autum Smith Grade 12: Dylan Cordill, Brendan Doyle, Hannah Morris A & B Honor Roll Grade 3: Austin Kranzman, Haleigh

Lykins, Kaleb Sumpter Grade 5: Emily Miller, Jessica Weekley Grade 6: Ariston Trusty Grade 7: Katie Real, Keanu Rish Grade 10: Angel Alexander, Julian Alexander Grade 11: Wesley Gaunt, Andrew Porter, Maverick Rish, Tyler Samuel Grade 12: Andrea Coyne, Justin Fleshood, Valerie McDavid

North Miami FFA to hold fish and chicken dinner The North Miami FFA is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner on Jan. 27, before the boys’ basketball game against Southwood. This dinner is being provided by Dan’s Fish Fry. Serving time is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. This dinner will help the FFA members with their many activities including trips to Europe and Oklahoma. Tickets may be purchased from any FFA member, or by calling the high school.

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ACRES acquires D & J Eel River Nature Preserve

ACRES Land Trust welcomes its 80th nature preserve, the D & J Eel River Nature Preserve in an environmentally sensitive area southwest of Huntertown. In December, longtime landowner Judy Schroff donated 21 acres knowing her husband, David Schroff, who died in 2009, would be as much at peace with the decision as she is. “I guess it starts back in April 1967 when my husband and I bought that woods,” she said. “We wanted to make sure it was never developed. We always wanted it to be so we could see the deer and the squirrels and the fox back there. We bought it because we loved it. We really enjoyed the

woods.” After his death, she said, she remembered how he would have liked the woods to always be left the way it was. She knew about ACRES Land Trust back then, but she didn’t do anything until last year when she saw an article about its 50th anniversary celebration in the Sunday newspaper. At first, she just cut out ACRES’ phone number and put it on her bulletin board, but it only took a few weeks for her to actually call. “It was the easiest thing I ever did,” she said. “I am very, very much at peace with that. This is the right thing to do. I am so at peace, and I think my husband would be just fine with this,

too.” She is happy that their names are on the property, so people long into the future can learn about them and the story behind the preserve. She has always loved watching the wildlife, but the changing colors of the different seasons in the trees delight her, too. And she marvels at the variety of bird sons she can hear – and at her neighbor who cannot only identify the species by their songs, but also imitate them. “It’s just very, very peaceful there,” she said. “That land is one of the best things we

ever bought.” Now that the D & J Eel River Nature Preserve is protected by ACRES Land Trust, the land’s value that she so treasures is safe forever. The 21 acres includes forest and wetlands and is within the headwaters of the Eel River in Northwest Allen County. In addition to its scenic virtues and the role forests and wetlands play in cooling the land and cleaning the air, the land plays a crucial role in maintaining water quality. “This gift of lands is a real asset to the

area,” said Jason Kissel, ACRES executive director. “It preserves habitat for plants and animals and improves the

water quality of the Eel River.” The property is currently closed to the public.

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L A F O N TA I N E LIONS met on Jan. 12 in the Lions Room at the LaFontaine Community Building. President Lion Larry Eib opened the meeting. Lion Tom Polk had the prayer. Lion Tom Willcox led the Pledge of Allegiance. There was no secretary’s report. The treasurer’s

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report was read and approved. The treasurer read the reports of Santa’s Breakfast. L a F o n t a i n e Community Building reports for the months of November and December were read. Lion Tom Polk gave report on United Fund. United Fund is only at 80 percent so the Community Building, which is an agency, is only going to receive 80 percent of their delegated amount for each month until if they reach 100 percent. The executive of United Fund has resigned and there will no monthly meeting until a new one is hired. Old business - Soup Supper will be on Feb. 11, 4-7 p.m. Southwood Jazz Band will be there to per-


form. New business Dan’s Fish Fry was discussed about having one Tuesday or Thursday in May. It was voted to have Lion Ethel Eib to contact Dan’s Fish Fry, Inc. to see what dates are available. The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m. LAFONTAINE LITERARY CLUB met on Jan. 12 at Troyer Library with Margaret Piety hostess. President Jean Gilbert opened meeting. The members recited the Pledge of Allegiance then read The American Creed by the members. Reading of secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. The elected treasurer for 2012 and 2013 is Janice Dawes. The rest of the

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officers will move up. Members welcome new member Karen Stouffer. With no more business to be conducted, Ethel Eib gave the program on Lions Cancer Control and the LaFontaine Lions. Since 1944, Indiana Lions have given over $5 million to IU Cancer Center. Lions Cancer Control are working on raising money for a survivorship program to do research on how chemo and radiation has affected young adults who were treated when they were children. LaFontaine Lions oversees the L a F o n t a i n e Community Building, which is a United Fund agency. The Lions have replaced the flooring and all windows, made the building handicap accessible, and painted the kitchen, bathrooms, south wall and outside of building. They also have put on new steel roof and put in an air cool system. They support cancer, eye bank, leader dog, diabetes, speech & hearing, Indiana School for the Blind and United Fund. They

give out scholarships to a Liberty Township Southwood senior. Sixteen members and one guest were present. The meeting was closed with the members reading the Club Collect. The next meeting will be on Feb. 9 with Juanita Rapp host. MS. MARY COY, Decatur, Ill., passed away on Nov. 3. She formally lived in LaFontaine at LaFontaine Arms Apartments. She has a sister, Betty Skeens of LaFontaine, who survives. Other survivors are two sons, Kenneth and Tom Crandall of Decatur Ill., grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Tom Crandall of Decatur, Ill., spent New Year’s Eve with his aunt, Betty Skeens. A good time was enjoyed by everyone. C O N G R AT U L A TIONS to Moe Smedley on 33 years of coaching and reaching his 400th coaching win. Moe is a 1962 graduate of LaFontaine High School, where he

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rammy-winning baritone Daniel Belcher, who has performed in many of the world’s leading opera houses, is coming to Manchester College as artist-inresidence Jan. 29 to Feb. 3. The public is welcome to share in the treat, which culminates with a recital on Feb. 3. His visit includes a high school master class for selected Wabash and Kosciusko county vocal students, a stage movement workshop and a master class for Manchester College students. The public is welcome to observe the lessons; all are free. “Daniel comes here to reach out and help teach high school and college vocal students what it takes to be a successful performer and to challenge and inspire them to work to their greatest potential - starting now,” said Debra Lynn, chair of the Manchester College Music Department. She was a student and performed with Belcher at William Jewell College in Missouri. For his Feb. 3 recital, Belcher will perform arias from several of his premiered roles, including an excerpt from his 2011 Grammy-winning recording of “J’ai appris a parler du Bonheur” in Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de Loi. Pianists are Pamela Haynes and JiYoung Jeoung. A reception follows the recital, in the lobby. During his Manchester College residency, Belcher will visit high schools in North Manchester, Warsaw and Wabash, working with their choirs on vocal technique and discussing music careers. He also will present master classes for high school and college students recommended by their voice instructors. Each student will perform one selection for the audience, followed by individual lessons with Belcher. Anyone may observe the classes. “It is an excellent opportunity for observers to learn about what goes into

becoming a singer and that it is not just an accident that some people sound good,” said Lynn. Manchester offers programs in music education, applied music, music theory/composition and general music. For more about music at Manchester College, check out partments/music/ind ex.shtml. Belcher arrives in northern Indiana on the heels of a busy 2011, most recently playing Mercutio in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette at ABAOOLBE in Bilbao, Spain; Chou En-Lai in Adams’s Nixon in China at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City; and Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with the Madison Opera. Other recent venues include Carnegie Hall, Houston Grand Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, San Francisco Opera, New National Theater of

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Accidents Jan. 19 At 2:34 p.m., a vehicle driven by David Ramirez, 23, Sunnyvale, Calif, struck a parked car at 188 W. Hill St., Wabash. At 9:51 a.m., vehicles driven by James Kirkdorffer, 53, Milford, and Deante Goodloe, 26, Sanford, Fla., on U.S. 24 near SR 15. At 7:45 a.m., an unmanned vehicle collided with a parked car at 455 Factory St., Wabash. Jan. 18 At 7:17 a.m., a vehicle driven by Jodie Wilcox, 29, Wabash, left the roadway near 518 Shea St., Wabash. Jan. 16 At 5:20 p.m., vehicles driven by Stephanie Williams, 25, Wabash, and Howard Osborne, 53, Wabash, collided on SR 15 near Canal Street. At 4:44 p.m., vehicles driven by

Raelynn Beachler, 39, Wabash, and Michael Middleton, 43, Urbana, collided on Market Street near Huntington Street. At 3:48 p.m., vehicles driven by Andrew Ziner, 23, Wabash, and John Proffitt, 27, Wabash, collided on Carroll Street near Smith Street. Jan. 14 At 10:30 a.m., vehicles driven by James Foust, 66, Peru, and Doyle Ross, 78, Wabash, collided on Cass Street near U.S. 24. Jan. 13 At 4:49 p.m., vehicles driven by Kody Nealis, 19, Wabash, and Phyllis Hawkins, 81, Wabash, collided on Manchester Avenue near Erie Street. At 1:51 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jessica Bodge, 18, Wabash, struck a parked car on Evans Boulevard near State Street. Jan. 12 At 5:26 p.m., vehicles driven by Dani Gill, 24, Urbana, and Courtney Blocher, 29,

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Wabash, collided on Harrison Avenue near Miami Street. At 4:46 p.m., vehicles driven by Jeremy Edington, 21, Wabash, and Paul Mollett, 44, Wabash, collided on Smith Street near Carroll Street. At 4:30 p.m. a vehicle driven by Jessica Dale, 29, Wabash, struck the side of the Carroll Street Bridge. At 4:02 p.m., a vehicle driven by Katy Robison, 19, Wabash, left the roadway on Allen Street near Canal Street. At 11 a.m., a vehicle driven by Julia Coon, 53, Wabash, struck trash containers on Albert Street near Linwood. At 9:22 a.m., vehicles driven by Roberta Unger, 58, Wabash, and Bryan Kniola, 47, Fishers, on SR 15 near Canal Street. Citations Jan. 19 Jeremy Jones, 24, Wabash, speeding Deante Goodloe, 26, Sanford, Fla., disregarding an automatic signal David Ramirez, 23, Sunnyvale, Calif., driving while sus-

pended, no financial responsibility Jan. 18 Alan Siepker, 51, Wabash, speeding Jessica Bodge, 18, Wabash, speeding Leo Florzak, 34, Wabash, speeding, driving while suspended Shanna Behrens, 25, Wabash, speeding Dustin Cornett, 19, North Manchester, inadequate muffler Jan. 17 John White, 62, Marion, driving while suspended - infraction Jan. 16 Edward Kasinger, 34, Wabash, no operator’s license when required Ronnie Daugherty, 25, Wabash, driving while suspended infraction Jan. 15 William Gray, 37, Wabash, speeding John Porter, 75, Wabash, passing in a no passing zone Holly Honeycutt, 24, Wabash, disregarding a stop sign Jared Eakright, 22, Wabash, disregarding a stop sign, false or fictitious registration, no financial responsibility

Wabash High School Graduate June 8, 1956 – Jan. 20, 2012

Ricky Lee Coburn, 55, Andrews, passed away on Jan. 20, 8:20 p.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1956, in Wabash, to Gary and Mary (Runkle) Coburn. He married Lois Chaplin, in Wabash, on Sept. 2, 1977; she survives. Mr. Coburn was a 1975 graduate of Wabash High School. He worked at Walmart, Huntington. Along with his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mary Coburn; son, Richard L. (Julie) Coburn; three grandchildren, Robert M. Coburn II, Blake A. Coburn and Aryelle Coburn, all of Wabash; brother, Roderick J. Coburn of Springfield, Ill.; and his sister, Yvonne Nelson of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Coburn, who died in 1990; his son, Ryan Lee Coburn, who died in 2005; and his granddaughter, Allyson Coburn, who died in 2002. Funeral services will be held at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Andrews. Friends may call two hours prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rick Coburn family for expenses. The memorial guestbook for Mr. Coburn may be signed at

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Patricia Weins, 56, Fort Wayne, speeding Dawn Thompson, 48, Wabash, expired plates Jan. 14 Aaron Combs, 25, LaFontaine, driving while suspended – infraction Jessica Conlee, 32, Wabash, inadequate muffler Max Shenefield, 24, Wabash, speeding Annie Lehner, 46, Wabash, speeding Jan. 13 Matthew Dalton, 25, Wabash, invasion of privacy Jan. 12 Kenneth Coyne, 35, Wabash, disregarding a stop sign Jeremy Edington, 21, Wabash, no financial responsibility, expired license North Manchester Police Department Citations Jan. 15 Alex Smith, 21, North Manchester, speeding Johnnie Carter, 18, Springfield, Ill., speeding Jan. 13 Zachary Clark, 26, Peru, operating while suspended

Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Accidents Jan. 19 At 1:18 p.m., vehicles driven by Maung Ni, 36, Logansport, and Francis Sorenson, 62, Huntington, collided on U.S. 24 near SR 13. At 12:04 p.m., vehicles driven by Kevin Taylor, 22, Wabash, and Nicholas Quinn, 19, Poneto, collided on U.S. 24 east of SR 13. At 9:55 a.m., a vehicle driven by Timothy Webb, 44, Wabash, left the roadway on U.S. 24 west of SR 115. Jan. 18 At 6:33 p.m., vehicles driven by Raymond Wakefield, 50, Rossville, and James Keppel, 22, Wabash, collided on CR 100 S near CR 700 W. At 5:19 a.m., a vehicle driven by Taim Main, Wabash, struck a deer. Jan. 17 At 11:02 p.m., a vehicle driven by Chad Gottschalk, 43, Warsaw, left the roadway on SR 15 near CR 1300. At 9:43 p.m., a vehicle driven by Austin

Curless, 17, Lagro, left the roadway on Blue Star Highway. At 8:37 p.m., a vehicle driven by Modena Mitchell, 53, Wabash, left the roadway on U.S. 24 near CR 300 E. At 7:12 p.m., a vehicle driven by Cyndy Rodriguez, 19, Rochester, left the roadway on SR 114 near SR 15. Jan. 15 At 1:06 a.m., a vehicle driven by Christina Miller, 45, LaFontaine, struck a deer. Jan. 12 At 10:33 p.m., a vehicle driven by Don Dewey, Peru, left the roadway on Old 24. At 8:05 p.m., a vehicle driven by Aaron Liebo, 32, Wabash, left the roadway on Old 15 near Bailey Road. At 6:42 p.m., a vehicle driven by Tami Friesendorf, 51, erne, left the roadway near 1271 E. SR 124, Wabash. At 4:37 p.m., a vehicle driven by Amy Wampler, 34, Roann, left the roadway near 3075 W 1000 N, North Manchester. At 4:31 p.m., a vehicle driven by Cutis Lafferty left the road(continued on page 11)

Shirley Bidwell, 62 Huntington Resident

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Sept. 9, 1949 – Jan. 17, 2012

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Shirley Joan Bidwell, 62, Huntington, formerly of Marion, passed away on Jan. 17, 3:50 a.m., at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born on Sept. 9, 1949, in Wabash, to Ralph and Nettie (Burnworth) Bidwell. She graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1969. She worked at Wabash Magnetics for 35 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Belinda (David) Smith of Huntington; two grandchildren, Lita Bidwell of Marion and Ashley Simpson of Huntington; two great-grandchildren, Precious Vanbuskirk and Roman Bidwell, both of Marion; her brother, Ralph Bidwell of Wabash; and two sisters, Kathy Music and Janet Niccum, both of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Jan. 20. Pastor Tim Prater officiated. Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Preferred memorial contributions are to the family of Shirley Bidwell. The memorial guestbook for Shirley may be signed at

March 30, 1926 – Jan. 21, 2012

Doris S. Beck, 85, North Manchester, passed away on Jan. 21, 8 p.m., at her residence. She was born on March 30, 1926, in McMinnville, Tenn., to Luther and Myrtle (Patterson) Smith. She first married Joe L. Pence on Aug. 25, 1947; he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1972. She then married James R. Beck on Dec. 20, 1975; he died June 9, 1993. Mrs. Beck was a homemaker and lifelong livestock farmer; she also operated the Westside Drive-In at North Manchester in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Later, she was a waitress at Little Richard’s Restaurant and a bartender at the Moose Lodge, both at North Manchester. She was an avid bowler and she enjoyed gardening, flowers and playing Bingo. She was a life member of the Women of the Moose. She is survived by a son, Sam (Sandra) Pence of North Manchester; two daughters, Sheryl (Wayne) Hackworth and Carolyn Lambert, both of North Manchester; two brothers, Fred (Inez) Smith of Chattanooga, Tenn., and John Allen (Joan) Smith of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a brother; a sister; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Preferred memorial contributions are to Victory Junction to provide life-changing experiences for seriously ill children, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317, or the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Beck may be sent at

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Weekly Reports... continued from page 10 way and struck a pole on Old 24 west of Aleris. At 3:26 p.m., vehicles riven by Richard Whybrew, 59, Peru, and Kimberly Hendrix, 5, Wabash, collided on CR 300 E near U.S. 24. At 3:21 p.m., a vehicle driven by Joshua Mullett, 16, Wabash, left the roadway on SR 124 near SR 15.

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In last week’s issue of The Paper, staff inadvertently printed the bookings from January of 2011, rather than 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Bookings Jan. 20 Staci Dragoo, 32, Wabash, theft Jan. 19 Demerries Dunson, Wabash, failure to appear / failure to pay – domestic battery Aaron Gabriel, Wabash, perjury Tyler Lisby, Wabash, theft / forgery Michael Ward, 37, North Manchester, public intoxication, resisting law enforcement Ashlee Harper, 25, Rochester, theft Jan. 18 Jason Allen, 36, North Manchester, driving while suspended - prior Jan. 15

Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Jacqualine A. Elliott to Mitchell L. Steele, Tax Title Deed, Van Buskirks Daniel Addition, Laketon, Multiple Lots / Blocks P e r s o n a l Representative Brian H o w e n s t i n e , Deceased John William Swan and Deceased Donna Kathleen Swan to Guardian Heather Daugherty and William Lane Swan, P e r s o n a l Representative Deed, 35-28-7 P e r s o n a l Representative Brian H o w e n s t i n e , Deceased John William Swan and Deceased Donna Kathleen Swan to Guardian Heather Daugherty and Madelyn Kay Swan, P e r s o n a l Representative Deed, 35-28-7 Paul E. Ross to Chasity R. Cone, Warranty Deed, 28-28-

Aera Hall, 82 Wabash Resident March 11, 1929 – Jan. 17, 2012

Aera Bernice Hall, 82, Wabash, passed away on Jan. 17, 5:20 a.m., at Marion General Hospital. She was born, in Wabash on March 11, 1929, to the late Franklin and Aera Wigner Flora. She married Robert R. Hall in 1948. He precedes her in death. She is survived by three sons, E. Eugene Cloe of Wabash, Gary W. Hall of Wabash and Larry D. Hall of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Graveside services were conducted at Falls Cemetery on Jan. 20. Pastor Guy Provance officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Hall may be sent at

6 C. Elden Yohe AKA C. Eldon Yohe to Lynn A. Yohe and Sharon E. Yohe, Warranty Deed, Elmwood Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Billy D. Patton to Milus Skidmore, Tax Title Deed, Northcliff Addition, Noble & Lagro Township, Lot: 12 William M. Gauntt and Laurel Ann Gauntt to Malcolm William Gauntt Trust Life Estate and Laurel Ann Gauntt Trust Life Estate, Warranty Deed, 10-26-7 William M. Gauntt and Laurel A. Gauntt to Malcolm William Gauntt Trust Life Estate and Laurel Ann Gauntt Trust Life Estate, Warranty Deed, Multiple Section Legals William M. Gauntt and Laurel Ann Gauntt to Malcolm William Gauntt Trust Life Estate and Laurel Ann Gauntt Trust Life Estate, Warranty Deed, 6-268 William M. Gauntt and Laurel A. Gauntt to Malcolm William Gauntt Trust Life Estate and Laurel Ann Gauntt Trust

Life Estate, Warranty Deed, 2-26-7 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Howard D. Kirkover to Danny L. Cole, Tax Title Deed, Charley Falls Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Edward L. Shear and Rebecca Sue Shear to Thomas E. Rice and Robert Steven Rice, Warranty Deed, 33-287 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land Defendant and Bobby R. Webb Estate to Crossroads Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Hannas J Warren Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 7 Block: 13 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Ileen L. Silvers to First Bank, Merchants Sheriff ’s Deed, Crows Addition, L a F o n t a i n e , Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land, Defendant Michael Harter and Defendant Shannon Harter to Federal National Mortgage Association, Sheriff ’s Deed, Sandy Beach Estates, Sec. 2C, Pleasant Township, Multiple

Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land, Defendant Alan M. Short and Defendant Michelle L. Hagan Short AKA Defendant Michelle L. Hagan to First Federal Savings Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Eagles Francis M Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Desdemona Kilmer and Deceased Harry A. Kilmer Sr. to Cynthia A. Firschman, Harry A. Kilmer Jr. and Carrie L. Sommer, Deed, S o u t h p o i n t e Subdivision, Wabash, Lot: 6 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Carolyn Butler NKA Defendant Carolyn E. Graves to Fannie Mae AKA Federal National Mortgage Association, Sheriff ’s Deed, Bent & Hutchens Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land, Defendant Cody J. Mills and Defendant Jamie L. Mills AKA Defendant Jamie L. Sommers to Fannie Mae AKA Federal National Mortgage Association, Sheriff ’s Deed, Hannas Northern & Eastern Addition of O L Inlots Wabash, Outlot: Pt. 59

Rev. Robert Gatchel, Sr., 91 U.S. Army Veteran May 18, 1920 – Jan. 18, 2012 Rev. Robert James Gatchel, Sr., 91, Wabash, passed away on Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center, Wabash. He was born on May 18, 1920, in Wabash, to Foster W. and Florence (Hart) Gatchel. He married Melba Bitzel, in Wabash, on Dec. 15, 1945; she preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 2005. He was a minister 50 years. He attended the Hillside Holiness Church, Laketon. He was ordained of voice in the Nazarene Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He is survived by three children, Pandora (Jim) Miller of Tamarac, Fla., Randall E. (Cindi) Gatchel and Ronald L. (Debby) Gatchel, both of North Manchester; daughter-in-law, Juanita Gatchel of Wabash; son-in-law, Ron Myers, Sr. of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, James Gatchel and Foster W. “Mick” Gatchel, both of Wabash; two sisters, Jackie Stackhouse and Shirley Ann Hobbs, both of Wabash; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert J. Gatchel, Jr.; daughter, Priscilla Myers; great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Paige Gatchel; five sisters; and one brother. Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Jan. 21. Rev. Mike Weaver officiated. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial contributions are to Alzheimer’s Association. The memorial guestbook for Rev. Gatchel may be signed at

Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, Warranty Deed, Eastern Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 86 Charles W. Signs to State of Indiana, Warranty Deed, 13-296 Inez P. Michel Trust and Trustee Richard Lee Michel to State of Indiana, Warranty Deed, 18-29-7 Donovan L. Blocher and Penny L. Blocher to Donovan L. Blocher and Penny Blocher, Quitclaim Deed, 33-297 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land, Defendant Donna J. Blevins and Defendant Eddie R. Blevins to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Trustee, Sheriff ’s Deed,


College View Addition, North Manchester, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Alan M. Short to Wilmington Trust Company Trustee, Sheriff ’s Deed, Eagles Francis M Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / blocks Kathy L. Prater and Deceased Roger D. Prater to Sandra A. Mitting, Warranty Deed, Original Plat, North Manchester, Multiple Lots / Blocks Thomas H. Pearce Trust to Randall J. Pearce and Jerri D. Pearce, Trust Deed, 36-26-7 Todd A. Brewer to Todd A. Brewer and Cristal G. Brewer, Quitclaim Deed, 12-296

Kathleen Hippensteel, 63 Former North Manchester Resident Nov. 23, 1948 – Jan. 16, 2012

K a t h l e e n Hippensteel, 63, Ottawa, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 16, 2:40 a.m., at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on Nov. 23, 1948, in Wabash, to Vernon R. and Veronica (Miklos) Hippensteel. She was a retired special education/intervention specialist for the Ottawa-Glandorf Schools, Ottawa, Ohio. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ohio, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was a graduate of Manchester High School, North Manchester. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Manchester College, North Manchester, where she majored in history and English. She received her master’s degree in education from St. Francis University, Fort Wayne. She was very interested in the arts, in particular the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Canada, for over 30 years. She was a volunteer at the Putnam County Red Cross, member of the Ottawa-Glandorf Classroom Teachers Association and Ohio Education Association; and the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid reader, traveler and collector of swans and Delacroix pictures. She was a history buff having traveled to many battlefields. She also enjoyed vacationing at Edisto Beach, S.C., with her cousin, Diane, and friends. She is survived by her brother, Thomas (Linda) Hippensteel of North Manchester; nephew, Nathan (Jessamine) Hippensteel; niece, Tyffany Hippensteel; a great-nephew, Brecken Hippensteel; a great-niece, Noelle Hippensteel; and her beloved dog, Jackie. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ohio. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, with Larry Hall officiating. Preferred memorial contributions are to the Putnam County Red Cross or to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. Condolences for the family of Kathleen may be sent at


January 25, 2012

Sheriff’s Department gives recap of 2011 Pair of Elkhart County teens arrested for taking six deer illegally

I n d i a n a Conservation Officer Dustin Whitehead recently culminated a week-long investigation on reports of a pair of teens who had shot numerous illegal deer this season. An aware Oxbow Park Ranger on Christmas night first noticed the suspicious activity and then an Elkhart County Sheriff ’s Department deputy gathered more information on the two suspects, which he then forwarded to Whitehead. Whiteheads’ investigation led him to Dylan Nissley, 18, Goshen, along with a 17-year-old accomplice. Whitehead set up and conducted interviews of the two at the Sheriffs’ Department regarding the allegations. Nissley admitted to shooting three antlered deer in Kosciusko County as well as assisting with the unlawful taking of the doe deer in Oxbow Park in Elkhart County. Nissley took

over his limit of antlered deer by two. Nissley’s accomplice admitted to shooting two antlered deer in Kosciusko County, which also put him over his legal limit for antlered deer for the season by one. He also admitted to shooting a doe illegally in Kosciusko County as well as shooting the doe deer illegally in Oxbow Park in Elkhart County on Christmas night with his crossbow. The two suspects in the commission of these crimes were also charged with numerous counts of taking deer with the aid of an artificial light, taking deer with the aid of a motor driven conveyance, hunting before or after legal hours, taking over their limit of antlered deer for the season, failing to check in their deer at an official check in station within 48 hours as required by law just to name a few. All in all, 16 misde-

meanor charges will be filed by Officer Whitehead both in Elkhart and Kosciusko Counties. Whitehead also seized two firearms and the crossbow, all of which are subject to confiscation by the court upon conviction. This case is an excellent example of local, county, and state law enforcement working together to bring justice to these wildlife violators. The case likely would not have been made possible without the Park Ranger’s and Sheriffs’ Deputy’s alert actions. Officer Whitehead would like to remind you that anyone with information on wildlife and environmental crimes can report them anonymously by calling the poaching hotline at 1800-TIP-IDNR. Together we can stop these wildlife crimes to ensure future generations have the privilege to enjoy this precious resource.

Janelda Schwan, 85 Wabash resident Jan. 18, 2012

Janelda “Jan” A. Schwan, 85, passed away on Jan. 18, 7:19 p.m., at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Wabash County to Lawrence and Agnes (Rinearson) Watkins. She married Louis Schwan on Dec. 28, 1971; he survives. She previously worked at and retired from Wabash Alloys where she was the finance controller. She was an avid bridge player and loved spending time with her family. She graduated from Lagro High School in 1944. Along with her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Dana (John) Myers of Van Buren; her son, Edward (Julia) Cochran of Kokomo; grandchildren, Andrew Myers of Van Buren and Todd (Corrine) Cochran of Marion; great-grandchildren, Keith Myers, Coty Cochran, Jessica Adams and Gage Bragg; great-great-grandchild, Isaiah Adams; step-grandchildren, Trevor Myers, Angela Eakins, Jared (Rachel) Jamison, Nathanial Dillon; step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Myers, Josh Keirstead, Morgan Eakins, Haley Myers, Kiki Jamison and Resner Jamison; step-great-great-grandchildren, Olivia Myers and Brayleigh Davis; sister, Martha (Bob) Hostetler of Santa Fe; and a brother, Loren “Harvey” (Nancy) Watkins of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenny Watkins, Clayton Watkins, Tom Watkins and Willis (Doc) Watkins; grandson, Brian Cochran; and great-grandson, Jeremey Miller. A memorial service was held Jan. 21 in Northwood Manor Assisted Living Facility, 1590 Timberview Dr., Marion. Arrangements are entrusted to Needham – Storey – Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. The family wishes to express thanks to Tammy, Dee Dee and Sharon from Guardian Angels Hospice for the care given to Mrs. Schwan. They made her feel special and treated her with the utmost dignity, and their thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Preferred memorial contributions are to Guardian Angel Hospice, 412 W. Sycamore, St., Kokomo, IN 46901.

Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department recently released their year-end report for 2011. They reported a very successful and busy year. There were 852 traffic citations; 1,409 traffic warnings; 43 driving under the influence arrests; 61 other alcohol-related arrests; 396 total individuals arrested on 213 felony counts and 343 misdemeanor counts; 73 drug arrests for 71 felony counts and 40 misdemeanor counts; 699 criminal cases worked; 567 crashes worked; 511 transports; 5,798 sets of civil process papers served; 338 warrants served; and 282 public appearances. This comes to a total of 10,546 calls for service. Manpower was one of the main concerns coming into 2011. During 2011, the

Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department put three new deputies on the road. In 2012, they will have one additional deputy hired and trained. This will bring the total number of enforcement personnel to 16. Numerous arrests were made in 2011 involving drug and burglary investigations. Working as a team, and in cooperation with the Wabash City Police Department and the Wabash City Drug Task Force, 73 individuals were arrested on 71 various felony drug charges and 40 m i s d e m e a n o r charges. Nineteen individuals were arrested on theft and burglary charges. Ten people were arrested on pseudoephedrine violations, which led to 13 charges, two meth labs and four charges of possession

of methamphetamine. The top 10 crimes reported to the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department were: theft, criminal mischief, fraud, drugs, domestic disturbance, residential burglary, battery, business burglary, domestic battery and sex offender violations. The Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department worked several cases with the assistance from the U.S. Marshals service. The cases ranged from sex offender registry violations to apprehension of fugitives. GED classes at the jail have continued to give inmates the chance to obtain their high school requirements and education. The class currently has eight individuals attending, including two individuals who are ready to take the

equivalency tests. Other programs that continue to be beneficial are various church services, Growing Grounds, A A / N A , Inside/Outside Dads, Job Skill classes for male and female inmates and financial classes. The Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department responded to 10,546 calls for service in 2011. Many of these calls are service oriented. Some of these include: 307 VIN checks, 391 disabled vehicle checks, 575 911 calls and 298 animal complaints. The Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department continues to participate in many school programs, parades, security details, the Wabash County Fair, local athletic events, funeral escorts and public appearances to service organizations.

Indiana conservation officers investigate possible drowning I n d i a n a Conservation Officer Levi Knach is investigating a possible drowning that occurred in Noble County on Jan. 17. Larry Slusher, 61, Rome City, was found

unresponsive by his wife in their swimming pool. Chris Slusher returned home around 4 p.m. and saw her husband lying motionless in the pool. She notified neighbors, who called

911 and began CPR. Efforts to revive Larry were unsuccessful. Officer Knach was assisted at the scene by Noble County EMS, Orange Township First

Responders, Rome City Marshals and the Noble County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy was scheduled for Jan. 18 to determine the cause of death.

ndiana State Police made 53 criminal arrests in December Indiana State Police at the Peru Post released statistics on Jan. 17 for the month of

December. Troopers issued 905 traffic citations and wrote 1,625 traffic warnings.

Troopers also arrested 27 drunk drivers and made 53 criminal arrests. They also

Charles Purdy, 74 Member Wabash Alliance Church May 27, 1937 – Jan. 17, 2012 Charles David Purdy, 74, Roann, passed away on Jan. 17, 5:17 p.m., at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born on May 27, 1937, in Wabash, to Lawrence and Delma E. (Kline) Purdy. He married Shirley A. Steele, in Roann, on April 10, 1960; she survives. Mr. Purdy was a 1956 graduate of Wabash High School. He retired from General Tire in Wabash in 1993 after 32 years, and also worked at his father’s business, Purdy’s Real Gas Station, Wabash. He was a member of the Wabash Alliance Church. He was a huge baseball, basketball and football fan, and he enjoyed fishing. Along with his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Janet S. Purdy of Roann; two brothers, Richard P. (Colleen) Purdy and Marvin L. (Rachel) Purdy, both of Wabash; and two sisters, Connie (John) Lewis and Shirley A. Frieden, both of Wabash. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Porter, and his parents. Funeral services were held at Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., Wabash, on Jan. 21. Rev. David Myers and Rev. Don Mitchell officiated. Entombment was in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial contributions are to Wabash Alliance Church. The memorial guestbook for Mr. Purdy may be signed at

made 27 drunk driving arrests, issued 21 commercial motor vehicle moving violations and investigated 32 vehicle crashes. Lt. Jeremy Kelly, district commander of the Indiana State Police Peru Post, would like to remind Hoosiers that troopers will continue to have zero tolerance for seat belt and child restraint violations. “The simple act of wearing a seat belt increases a person’s chance of surviving a crash by fifty percent,” Kelly said. “Motorists should make sure all occupants are properly restrained before starting their vehicles.” As the winter driving season continues, motorists can check road conditions throughout Indiana by calling the Indiana Department of Transportation Road and Weather Line at 1800-261-7623. The information can also be obtained on the Internet at



January 25, 2012

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PAM’S CAFÉ IS C O L L E C T I N G CANNED GOODS and paper items for the Winchester Senior Center Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Anyone who brings in an item/items and is eating in the restaurant will receive $1 off any meal ordered. If you have questions, please call Pam at 260774-3039. URBANA LIONS CLUB met on Jan. 9 with President Luke Hunt conducting the business meeting. The ansul fire suppression system was discussed and members were told that more follow up is being done. The Club is tentatively scheduling their spring Fish Fry for March 24 in hopes that everything concerning the fryers and fire suppression system is taken care of by that time so there is not a repeat of what happened in November. A decision was made to purchase dictionaries for all of the Metro North third grade classrooms and will be used by the students in the classrooms. This is a project that Lions Clubs around the world are being asked to participate in. Urbana Lion Jim Cameron gave a report of the mid-winter conference. The upcoming little league ball season was discussed. The C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Wabash County awarded the Urbana Lions Club $1,000 towards the purchase of a new scoreboard. More money needs to be raised for this to become a reality for the upcoming season. The club voted to give money to Northfield’s Post Prom committee. As he does at every meeting, Michael Snell gave another sign language lesson. On Feb. 13, the meeting will be a Valentine’s Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Home. The meal will be catered by Pam’s Café. Reservations need to be turned in to Michael Snell or Mary Ann

THIS IS A FIVE-GENERATION PICTURE of the Frieden family in Urbana that was taken over the Christmas holidays. Seated is GreatGreat-Grandfather Robert Frieden holding his great-great-grand daughter, Kensley Merrill. Standing on the left is Grandmother Angela Nealis and standing on the right is Great-Grandmother Karen Wilson. Seated to the right of Bob is Kensley’s mother, Kendra Nealis. (photo provided) Sausage and Christie Sparks; Hog Mast by Feb. 6. NORSE HONOR Nursery Attendant - Pancake event. PRAYER CONand Judy STUDENTS: The jun- John ior winner for the week Eltzroth; Greeters - CERNS: Doris Mattern and Aaron had a birthday on Jan. ending on Jan. 13 was Dawn Jakob Hayes, who was Mattern; Altar flowers 23 and is still in Dawn Mattern;. Westminster Towers nominated by Mrs. Nancy recuperating from her Sapusek for excellent Organist class participation. Miller; Pianist - Janene fall. Cards and/or The high school win- Dawes. January has notes can be sent to her ner was Kayla Unger, five Sundays. The at her Florida home who was nominated by Outreach Committee address: 25 Braden Mrs. Singleton for will be collecting items Castle Rd., Bradenton, helping the substitute for the Lighthouse FL 34208. Robert Beck teacher when she was Mission’s “Disposable had surgery and is at gone. Winners received Sunday.” Items needed Methodist Hospital in Cards candy and a pass for are toilet paper, paper Indianapolis. First in Line for the fol- towels, facial tissue and/or notes can be lowing week in the and the 13/33 gallon sent to him at IU Hospital, cafeteria line. The high trash bags. They are Methodist school winner gets to also taking donations 1701 N. Senate Blvd., use the special of peanut butter and Indianapolis, IN 46202. reserved parking spot jelly in 18 and 32-ounce Please continue to Dean in the teacher parking jar size. There is a box remember in the back of the Dawes, Ardis (and lot. Witkoske, WILDCAT PRIDE church during January Herb) WINNERS drawn on for collecting these Bonnie Merritt (the of Barb Jan. 13 were Trevor items. Feb. 5 will be mother Burnsworth who “Souper” Bowl Sunday. Dawes), Muirel Tyson, Christian Sam Powers, and Kraig showed great manners The and respect by holding Education Board will Ahlfeld. BRUNCH BUNCH the door open for Mr. be serving soup and Mills, and Lucy hot dogs after church met at Pam’s Café on Anderson who com- and Sunday school. Jan. 18 with the followpleted her homework Donations will go ing people present: on time. Trevor’s name towards Vacation Bible Phil and Jan Weck, was submitted by Mr. School. Feb. 25 has Mary Ann Mast, Peggy Mills and Lucy’s name been the date set for and Chad Dilling, Urbana Yoke Wanda Denney, Donna was submitted by Mr. the McWithey. Students Parish annual Whole- Russell, Helen Dawes, received Wildcat Pride drawstring bags and a YMCA guest pass. SHARP CREEK DATES: Feb. 6 )'("$ ## ((%&$!+ ( * Walking Club after school. Feb. 13 - PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 - Walking Club after school. Feb. 20-24 Book Fair week in the Library. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Jan. 29 are: Worship $ ! !% Leader Brian '% ! %% "$ & "! %& & % $'%&% %& & % Chamberlain; Liturgist ' $ % # "#& "!% '##"$& %%"' & "! '%&" ) % & & "! - Carol Krom; Head ( & & "! ! "!&$ &% % % Usher - Steve Runkel; Acolytes - Kyle and ! ! !

Anne Bell, and Max and Ruth Reed. Ruth Reed brought homemade candy in celebration of her birthday for after breakfast dessert. BELATED BIRTHDAYS: Jan. 19 Richard Miller, Eric Cohee. Jan. 20 - Carla Howard, Caitlyn Price. Jan. 21 - Ralph Frank, Taylor Poole, Jerrick Warnock, Greg Dale. Jan. 22 - Dallas Baer, Roger Biehl, Aaron, Gray. Jan. 23 - Doris Mattern, Mary Schenkel, Larry McGuire, Zachariah Nice. Jan. 24 - Clayton Ross, John Ross, Marlene Quinn, Adam Myers BIRTHDAYS: Jan. 25 -Clayton Ross, John Ross, Marlene Quinn, Adam Myers. Jan. 26 Nancy Whitmer. Jan. 27 - Cathryn Magley, Wanda Denney, Amellia Roser. Jan. 28 Angela Burcroff, Claud Newcomb Jr., Alexandria Webb. Jan. 29 - Bethany Miller. Jan. 30 - JoAnne Weaver, Jeff Warnock. Jan. 31 - Dean Wilhelm, Kevin Harrington, Spencer Koerner, A. J. Weaver. Feb. 1 - Jill Vigar BELATED ANNIVERSARIES: Jan. 20 Herman and Virginia Bozarth. Jan. 25 - Lowell and Julene Stout ANNIVERSARIES: Jan. 25 - Lowell and Julene Stout NEWS ITEMS AND/OR PICTURES may be mailed to me at 1906 N 100 W, Wabash,

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Corn shares recent local experiences

Dear editor, Several weeks ago, Pastor Kurt Alexander wrote a letter to the editor about attending his granddaughter’s Christmas program at one of the local schools, and that there was no mention of our Jesus or any Christmas songs that most of us hear every year; Oh Holy Night, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, etc. It is sad that schools are afraid or limited at what they can do. At the program my husband and I attended for our greatgranddaughter, at Emmanuel Christian School, here in our county, it was a different story. We heard and saw the Christmas story, before, during and after Jesus’s birth. It was a wonderful evening to be able to watch, with all the little ones from pre-

school on up performing. One little girl kept watching her mother, making faces, and then singing, and then back looking at her mother and making more faces again. Some little ones just wiggle and my greatgranddaughter was one who wiggled and scratched a lot, with a new dress on and it was itching her bad. I thought about all the parents who have chosen to choose a Christian School and how proud they must be of the teachers, principal and the children for putting on a wonderful program for all attending to be able to connect with the Christmas season, not just a holiday season, but for the real meaning of Christmas. Next story.... About our city at Christmas time... My husband

and I took a stroll at the beautiful Charley Creek Gardens after Christmas; he had never been there before. It was so beautiful with all the lights. I hope a lot of people were able to enjoy this on a cold night all bundled up, and just taking the extra time to walk and think of what we do have here in our city for all to enjoy. It was a real treat with hot chocolate and cookies back at the main building. We talked to Kelly Smith, who does a wonderful job taking care of Charlie Creek. Thank you so much, Kelly, and to your daughter who was helping too. You answered our questions with great knowledge of your love for Charlie Creek. Next, we went on to

the Wabash County Museum a few days later to see the Harley display of the Brandts’, from here in Wabash. This should be on T.V. It was a wonderful display with so much history behind it. Men would really have loved this display. We took our neighbors with us, and they had never been there before, and they were so excited after viewing everything, Janet came home and called all of her family and told them about the Museum, and how much was there for the families and children to enjoy. Thanks to the former mayor, Bob McCallen, for purchasing the old Sears building with CEDIT money when he was in office and then giving it to the County for our Museum, so

they could relocate to Market Street. Also, thanks to Richard Ford for his help with this too. The taxpayers should be proud of what they have done. A great thing done to preserve history here in our county for all to enjoy for years to

come. It is said to be one of the most educational museums in the state. So thanks again Bob McCallen for one of your visions for our wonderful city. Next year, we will look for more things closer to home to

enjoy in our county. Blessings to all for a New Year 2012, we still have our freedom to choose, freedom to attend our church and listen to the Christmas stories year after year. Bonnie Corn Wabash


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MARLAND “JIM” AND EVELYN BRIDEGROOM of Wabash recently celebrated their 60th anniversary with family. The ceremony, officiated by Rev John Moore, took place on a snowy Dec. 14, 1951, in the home of the bride’s parents, Kenneth and Marie Lawson. The couple has three children, Rosa (Dean) Sparling and Rick (Lori) Bridegroom, all of Wabash, and Rita (Jan) Wade of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Angela, Christopher and Rachael Bridegroom, all of Wabash, Matthew Sparling and Nathan Bridegroom, both of Fort Wayne, and Eric Wade, Ryan Wade and Larissa Krafft, all of Oklahoma; and six great-grandchildren, Jade and Clay Christopher, both of Wabash, and Paxton, Felicity, Maddox and Rowan Krafft, all of Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Bridegroom are the former owners of the Treaty Grocery Store and Service Station. Jim worked at Dana, drove a school bus for Metropolitan School District of Wabash County, and drove a semi for Pierceton Trucking. Evelyn worked at the former Wabash Magnetics. They also spent several years farming in Wabash County. (photo provided)

15 Morbitzer relays gratitude from children in West Africa January 25, 2012

Dear editor, “Oh, God will bless him! God will bless him! Thank you, Madam Sarah! Thank you!” five-year-old Eric is joyously celebrating the good news that this year, his family won’t have to worry about his education, because someone in North Manchester just became his sponsor. It’s one of the best parts of being here in Winneba, Ghana, West Africa for one year. Telling the kids and parents at the Challenging Heights School when one more person signs up to become a child sponsor. One more kid off the waiting list. One more grateful parent sitting in our office amazed at this sudden gift. Obo Garry dances, spinning around in circles in front of everyone passing him on the upstairs porch. Georgina tells me, “Madam, I want to see my sponsor’s face.”

Emmanuel jumps all over the room and I hear him singing for the next hour as he washes his clothes in a bucket. Mabel just smiles. The moms - Esi, Hannah, Ekua - thank me, as if I’ve done something personally. I don’t speak Fante, so I can’t explain to them that it isn’t me at all. It’s my dad in the States, calling up newspapers to schedule interviews. It’s my library kids in the seventh grade, bringing in less than $2 each so they can, together, sponsor one child. It’s churches and Bible study groups in Liberty Mills and North Manchester who immediately respond to the needs of Ghana’s vulnerable children. It’s a business that decides to invest in the lives of five beautiful Ghanaian kids. It’s a family that decides to pay school fees for a child they’ve never even met (and maybe

never will). Thirty-seven children have received a sponsorship. Most of these donations have come from Northern Indiana. If it weren’t for you, there would only be four or five sponsored kids. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have 37 snapshots in my head of smiling, dancing, jumping, spinning, God-bless-them! children. Medase pa pa pa! (Thank you very, very much) If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Nikki at Victory Christian Fellowship, 112 W Main St., North Manchester, 260-982-8357, for more information. James Kofi Annan (founder of Challenging Heights, where Sarah works) will be speaking in North Manchester on Feb. 5. Sarah Joy Morbitzer North Manchester

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tion woes for decades to come. Six years later, the money is gone, the jobs never showed up, and the projects are unfinished. Daniels never misses an opportunity to practice his talking points at the expense of working Hoosiers. Last session, he and fellow Republicans pushed education reform proposals that vilified teachers, and from the outset of his administration, he’s made it clear that public employees are Public Enemy #1. Now he’s

moved on to unions and members of organized labor. He blames President Obama because jobs don’t show up here. Daniels believes there’s only one way to answer our questions: His. That’s the way he’s governed our state for seven years. Indiana has added twice as many manufacturing jobs as all Midwest RTW states combined. (IA, SD, ND, NE KS) The last state to adopt RTW Oklahoma in 2001 has seen the number

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THIS IS THE 200TH COLUMN I have had the privilege of writing for The Paper. Thank you to all the readers who have helped me report on the local happenings of the Roann and Northern Miami County area. It is an honor to serve my community in this fashion. Thanks again! CONDOLENCES and prayers go out to the family and friends of Roann resident, Charles D. Purdy, who passed away on Jan. 17 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. THE LIONS CLUB will be providing a Senior Citizens‘ Valentine Meal for the Roann area. It will be held at the Methodist Church. The date for this event will be Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Carryout will be available. If you know of a shut-in who would appreciate a meal delivered that evening, please contact Donna Harman at 765-833-5663. You may also call Donna for reservations for the meal by Feb. 6. Seniors are welcome to come even if they do not get their reservations called in, but it helps in knowing how many to plan the meal for. THE UNITED M E T H O D I S T Women met in the church fellowship hall on Jan. 11, with Gina and Nancy Cussen serving as hostesses. Nancy Shafer thanked everyone that helped make the church Christmas party a huge success. This event was sponsored by the Methodist Women and 75 people attended. Gina Cussen acted as overall chairman for the event. Plans were discussed for the May Mother and Daughter gathering. Colleen Hollenback will be checking on a possible program for

that event. Nancy Cussen presented a lesson giving five resolutions for the New Year: to reach someone who doesn’t know Christ, to become a grateful person, to spend more quality time with our family, to say “no” to something, and to pursue Christ with fresh vigor. The next meeting will be Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. A light meal will be served, and the focus will be on prayer and self denial. (From the minutes of the Roann United Methodist Women) THE STOCKDALE MILL Foundation Board of Directors met on Jan. 10 at the home of Ken and Kathie Grandstaff. Those attending were: Jim and Ruthalice Watson, Ron and Jennifer McColley, Peggy Morris, Sue Dyson, Susanne and Dwight Fouts, and Valerie and David Doud. Absent was Joe Krom, who is recovering from surgery. Joe had sent in a report of things accomplished during the summer months. Four windows were reframed, auger repairs made, the driveway stoned, sifters repaired, lighting in the bin, and farm equipment was hung in the shed. Jim Watson presented a list of upcoming work that needs to be done during the winter months before the mill will reopen for tours in the spring. Volunteers will clean up the property and a tree will be removed. Lighting was discussed by Valerie Doud, and Jim Watson will look into what kind of lighting would be appropriate for the property. Peggy Morris is in charge of organizing volunteers to work as guides and hosts for the Mill every Saturday afternoon, during the months of May through October. Interested persons are asked to contact Peggy and see how they might help the Stockdale Mill. Also, a group of workers meets every Monday during those months, making improvements both inside and outside of the Mill. Please contact Jim Watson if you are interested in helping with these projects.

(From the minutes of the Stockdale Mill Foundation) METRO NORTH NEWS: Ms. Amy Stearley’s second grade class at Metro North Elementary enthusiastically used the Facetime application with first grade teacher Mary Fuson and Ms. Stearley’s son, Eric Stearley, in Thailand. Prior to the Facetime experience, the children used Google Maps to see how very far away Thailand was from Wabash. They zoomed in on Thailand with Google Maps, then zoomed back out to see the flight that Eric took to get there. It was much warmer in Thailand - 90 degrees. The couple in Thailand showed the children how they used a straw to drink milk out of a coconut, then they cut up and ate the coconut meat. The children were introduced to “Squid on a Stick”, which is what the children in Thailand might eat when they go to the mall. Other foods that were unusual to the children from the United States were beetles, grasshoppers and grubs. Although the first grade teacher has a wireless internet connection in her home, she does not have running water and needs to go to a well to draw water for cooking and bathing. (The home does have a flush toilet however!) The children learned that people feed the monkeys fruit from a basket. Sometimes, the monkeys decide they want to take the basket also! Eric described a time when he rode his bicycle up into mountains, and the monkeys came up and hopped right on his bicycle with him! The children learned how to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Thai and also how to say “thank you” in Thai. Eric asked the children how many of them liked “Angry Birds”. Every hand in the class went up. Eric told them that the children in Thailand love Angry Birds and for most of them that is the only English that they know, “Angry Birds”! The class thought that was really funny. This activity was a very engaging way for the


students to learn more about another part of our world. (From an update by Metro North Elementary) HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to: Macey Kramer, Helen Meyer, Dale Norman, Ann Birk, Robert Bakehorn, Josh H e m m i n g w a y, Beverly Lynn, Mike Barker, Mike Coffman, Shelly Myers, Matthew Montel, Aaron Bussard, Jena Kerr, Gerry Schuler, Michele Pell and Dan Yocum. (From the Roann Community Calendar) H A P P Y ANNIVERSARY this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Newhouse, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kerr. (From the Roann Community Calendar) ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at roannhappenings@ya, or you may call me at the phone number listed. The deadline for news to appear in the next week’s issue of The Paper is Tuesday at noon. It would be best to submit timely news items two weeks in

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p.m., one night only. Please sign up at the children’s desk, as spots are limited. MANCHESTER SCHOOLS: On Jan. 26, the third-graders are going to the Shrine Circus. Don’t forget permission slips and other items necessary for your child to enjoy this wonderful event. B I R T H D AY S : Belated birthday wishes go out to Paige Woods and Roy Carlin whose birthdays were on Jan. 19. Happy birthday to Kevin McKay on Jan. 25 and to Tammy Stevens on Jan. 29.

TALK TO ME: Does your church group, club or other group have an event or something of interest the rest of the community would be interested in hearing about? Let me know and I can pass it along. Do you have any questions about what’s happening in this town, if so, ask me and I will do my best to find the answer for you. DEADLINE for news is Wednesday by 5 p.m. for the following week’s edition. If you would like to include yourself or a friend or neighbor in

the birthday or anniversary list, please let me know at my email address. I also have a facebook page if you spend your time on there. If you don’t have access to a computer and would rather contact me by phone, you can call 260-578-7319 and if I don’t answer please leave me your information. If you would rather receive a return call I will do so. This is your column and it is my desire to include the information you need and will enjoy reading so I’m waiting to hear from you.

THANK YOU: For those who remember the McNown family, Jane McNown Zent recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Jane resides with her family in Marion, Ohio. A party in her honor was held at her church, and Jane appreciated all the cards and calls she received from her Indiana friends. Jane

graduated from Lagro High School in 1930 and taught in area schools including Lincolnville. THE LAGRO GOOD OLE DAYS COMMITTEE will be having a meeting on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lagro Community Building. Anyone who would like to help with this year’s festival is invited to

attend. Age doesn’t matter. You can be high school age or a senior citizen. We can use your help. If you have any questions, you can call Bruce Eltzroth at 260-571-1693. LAGRO COMMUNITY CHURCH: Pastor Joel Murray will deliver the sermon during the 10 a.m. worship service on Jan. 29. Barbara Marshall, Loretta Dillon and Natasha Whitney will give the Christian Education message. Tom Burnsworth will be the greeter and pass the bulletins. Betty Murray will be the acolyte. Bill and Tom Burnsworth will be the ushers and gather the offering. Bonnie Meredith will announce the hymns, and Suzan Hamilton will be the musician. and Fellowship refreshments will follow the service. Our thanks to the Don Campbell family for presenting special music recently. LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH: Pastor Rick Borgman will give the sermon, “Challenging the Status Quo” during the 9 a.m. worship service on Jan. 29. Scripture reading will be taken from Mark 2:23-3:6. Angie, Joe, and San Burcroff will be the nursery attendants. Sunday School for all ages will begin at 10 a.m. DEADLINE FOR NEWS is each Wednesday by noon. You can e-mail news and pictures to lagronewscolumn@gm, mail news to me at 425 S. SR 524, Lagro, IN 46941, or contact me by phone at 260782-0471 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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WABASHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARIN HILL snags a rebound from a North Miami opponent during the first half of the contest held Jan. 21 at Wabash High School. The Lady Apaches ran away from the Lady Warriors 63-21. (photo by Gary Andrews) by Gary Andrews The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team is trying to get their offensive rhythm back before sectional play starts in a couple weeks. That rhythm showed signs of life Jan. 21 as Wabash defeated visiting North Miami 6321. As with most Wabash girls games the defense controlled

the pace of the game and looked for the offense to feed off it. On Jan. 21 the defense did its job again and the offense clicked as the Apaches defeated the Warriors. Katelyn Vogel got things started on the defensive end with a steal and a layup for the first score of the game. North Miami would respond with a free throw and a buck-

et to take a momentary lead 3-2. Two Claire Cromer free throws put the Apaches back up 4-3 and sparked an 11-0 Apache run. Kelsey Cromer, Marin Hill and Kyleigh Hampton all scored during the run and Wabash was up 13-3. After North Miami made it 13-7, Kelsey Cromer drained a three and Wabash led 16-7 after one. The Lady Apaches would start the second quarter with a 130 run to stretch the lead to 29-7. All 13 points were scored by Kelsey Cromer and Hampton. Cromer had one three pointer and Hampton two three pointers. The Wabash defense held North Miami scoreless until the 1:29 mark when Miltona Robinson hit a free throw. Marin Hill and Charlie Pardo would hit free throws down the stretch and Wabash led 33-10 at the half. Robinson would hit for North Miami to start the third quarter, which would be the only bucket and two points for the Warriors in the quarter. The Apaches would score the next 16 points, eight com-

ing from Cromer and five from Hampton, making it 49-12 after three. Both hit their third three pointers of the game in the quarter. The next Apache run would come at the start of the fourth quarter. Wabash would score the first 8 points. Cromer, Hill, Hampton and Pardo would all get in on the action, making it 5712. After two North Miami buckets the final Wabash run would be a 6-0 run to make it 63-16 and cruised to the 63-21 final. Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 26 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist and 5 steals. Kyleigh Hampton had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assist, 4 steals and 3 blocks. Marin Hill had 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Claire Cromer had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assist and 2 steals. Charlie Pardo had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Katelyn Vogel had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist and 3 steals. Abby Stein had 1 rebound. Sarah Puckett had 3 rebounds. Brittany Stone had 1 rebound and 1 block.

Northfield boys win eighth in a row

by Gary Andrews The Northfield boys basketball team hosted an out of conference game Jan. 21 against the Eastern Comets. The Norse started out fast and cruised to a 62-39 win. Ryan Keaffaber got things started with a couple buckets and a free throw to give the Norse a 5-2 lead, followed by a Chad Glasscock steal for a bucket and the Norse never looked back. With high pressure defense the Norse

would stretch the lead to 20-10 after a Ryan Givens steal and assist to Keaffaber. The Norse were up 2310 when they fouled an Eastern shooter on a three pointer at the buzzer, with Eastern hitting just one of the free throws as the Norse led 23-11 after one. Givens would get things started in the second quarter with a bucket and with balanced scoring increased their lead to 35-15 and led 37-18 at

the half. Givens would also hit the first Norse bucket of the third quarter and the Norse built the lead to 21 points before Eastern made a small run and had the lead cut to 4832 with a quarter to go. Eastern would get as close as 15 points in the quarter before Givens took over leading Northfield on two 6-0 runs. Collin Dawes hit two free throws to make it 58-36 and the Norse went on to the

62-39 win. Ryan Givens led with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Ryan Keaffaber had 18 points. Chad Glasscock had 6 points and 3 steals. Dustin Echard had 4 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Collin Dawes had 5 points. Ethan Stouffer, Jon Richardson and Cody Gibson had 2 points each. The Norse are now 10-3.

Squires six game win streak

It was a rough night for the Manchester Lady Squires basketball team. The Squires were visiting Rochester to defend first place in the TRC and the Zebras needed the win to pull even with the Squires. With a cold shooting night and no breaks, the Lady Squires had their second lowest offensive out put of the season, falling at Rochester 4629. The Squires inside outside game had been clicking the past several games, leading them to a six game winning streak. It was obvious the Zebras wanted to stop, or at least slow down the inside game. Holding Kayla Flack and Hannah Little without a bucket in the first quarter, the Zebras held the Squires to just three buckets and led Manchester 10-7 after one. Bedke, Kennedy and Schmidt had the Squire buckets. The Squires could only find the bucket twice in the second quarter, while the Rochester offense would warm up, connecting six times, with two of the buckets being three pointers by Abby Malchow and the Zebras stretched the lead to 26-15 at the half. Hoping to regroup at the half the Lady Squires come out in the third and the bucket became smaller than it had been the previous two quarters. Meika Kennedy and Kayla Flack would hit the only two Squire buckets while Rochester put up 13 points and Rochester led 3921 with a quarter to go. Manchester would have their fourth straight quarter without scoring in double figures. One Squire player scored a bucket in the quarter. Kaylee Watson hit two buckets, one a three pointer as the Squires managed just 8 points while holding Rochester to 7, but the Squires fell 46-29. Leading Manchester was Meika Kennedy with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Kayla Flack had 7 points, 1 assist, 12 rebounds and 1 steal. Kaylee Watson had 5 points and 1 assist. Hannah Little had 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Malyssa Bedke had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Hannah Schmidt had 2 points and 1 rebound. Bekah Brunn had 2 steals. Lindsey Budnik had 1 steal. Autumn Brewer had 2 rebounds.

Lady Knights fall at Valley

by Gary Andrews The Southwood girls basketball team traveled to Tippecanoe Valley Jan. 21 for a TRC match up with the Lady Vikings. Valley was sitting on top of the TRC standings, tied with Manchester. The Lady Knights would trail by just three points at the half, but a strong Valley third quarter would doom the Knights, falling 56-43. The Lady Knight offense was almost non-existent in the first quarter, digging an early hole scoring just three points. Luckily, the defense was clicking better than the offense and held Valley to just ten points and trailed 10-3 after one. Still struggling, the offense would try to garner some points while the defense kept them in the game. The Lady Knights outscored Valley in the quarter 11-7 and were back in the game, trailing just 1714 at the half. In the third quarter the Valley offense caught fire behind TRC leading scorer Staci Groom, while the Southwood offense still struggled and the Vikings opened a 36-21 lead after three. In a high scoring fourth quarter Southwood out scored valley 22-20, but the third quarter hole they dug was to deep to climb, losing to Valley 56-43. Leading Southwood was Sarah White with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists. Amy Bowman had 14 points and 4 assists. Ana Marie Farlow 5 points and 4 rebounds, Emily Murphy 3 points and 3 rebounds and Mollie Harnish had 2 points.

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Entries needed for 2012 Nine County Art Show

The Honeywell Center, in cooperation with sponsors Robert and Ines Gillespie and the Wabash County Arts Council, is gearing up for its 19th annual Nine County Art Show in February and is in search of participants. Artists in Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley counties are encouraged to submit their work for possible exhibition Feb. 8 through Feb. 29 in the Honeywell Center’s Clark Gallery. “This is a time to draw attention to the extraordinary talent of our regional residents,” said Andrea Zwiebel, Clark Gallery manager at the Honeywell Center. “I am always impressed with the amount of great work this event draws; I wish we could accept every piece entered.” The show’s entry guidelines include: - An artist may enter no more than three pieces - Each entry must

have a frame and a hanging device - Artwork must be original; no reproductions allowed. - Works that have previously accepted in the show may not be entered again - All media, except crafts and photographs, will be accepted. All artwork must be submitted between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 6 to the Honeywell Center gymnasium, 275 W. Market St., Downtown Wabash. An entry form needs to be completed and submitted at that time, and can be found online at or by contacting Andrea Zwiebel at 260-563-1102 Ext. 501. Late entries will not be accepted. The art will be judged after 3 p.m. on Feb. 6 and the judges will then decide which pieces will be accepted for display. The Nine County Art Show requires a set entry free regardless of the number of pieces submitted. Refunds will not be

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made if the artwork is not selected for display in the Clark Gallery. “The show offers several categories and prizes, including a Best of Show award and first through third cash prizes for paintings, drawings and other art forms, such as textile, sculpture and printmaking,” Zwiebel said. A public reception of the art takes place on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served and awards will be given to winning artists. If you are interested in attending, you can RSVP to Andrea Zwiebel by calling 260-563-1102 or a z @ h o n e y we l l c e n The Clark Gallery is open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Artwork on display may be purchased through the box office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center is closed on all major holidays.

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Shepler, Georgia Smith, Ellie White, Peyton Wilson, Brooke Wyatt Grade 8: Keaton Boyer, Destiny Branson, Josey Brubaker, Taylor Castle, Shelby Coffelt, Isaak Davis, Ashley Enyeart, Jalin Frazier, Delayne Gentry, Waylon Gillum, Trevor Gray, Kevin Haggerty, Clay Hinrichsen, Bailey Hobbs, Brennan Kelly, Justin Lawson, Keyona LieboMoore, Bailey Lundmark, Tanner Music, Miranda Nose, Danielle Pegg, William Roberts, Alexis Rose, Aaron Ross, Hanna Schlemmer, Jordan Sisco, Anna Struck, Sylvia Ugalde, Emma Winkelman, Ezekiel Wysong Grade 9: Shelby Babbitt, Dustin Curless, Paige Dempsey, Daniel Goff, Easton Gray, Abigail Grossnickle, Alec Guenin, Samantha Harrell, Abby Houlihan, Jesslyn Jackson, Johnathon Jones, Makaila Leaver, Jacob Lloyd, Steven Mahan, Cassidy Mullett, Brylee Murphy, Aleesha Phillips, Caitlin Riggle, Austin Schlemmer, Daniel Schrameck, Alyssa Scott, Heath Sesco, Jeniffer Smith, Sara Stefanatos, Emily Walker, Eleanor Webb, Makahla Wilson, Jaycie Wright Grade 10: Patrick (Ryan) Barton, Jackson Blair, Cydnee Bradley, Alexis Brickner, Corrine Burnley, Kayla Chain, Luke Elliott, Mikaela Gardner, Tyler Harrell, Kelsea Hensley, Karsten Kersey, Taz Lengel, Ross Phillipy, Isaac Powell, Kenzie Rhamy, Brendan

Ridgeway, Brenden S c h l e i n i n g , K h r i s t i a n S c h l e m m e r, Kimberly Strange, Dolph Struck, Jordan Taylor, C h r i s t o p h e r Timmerman, Jordan Vielee, Garrett Wright, Jacob Young Grade 11: Jordan Boyer, Amber Dale, Natasha Davis, Amber Dearruda, Olivia Dempsey, Rollen Dice, Erin Fogel, Kimberly Galligan, Colin Gouveia, Kaley Harness, Mollie Harnish, Michelle McLane, Mikala Mettler, Aaron Parson, Isaac Peebles, Matthew Robison, Corrine Simpson, Courtney Simpson, Ryan Skeens, Levi Sutton, Samuel Truss, Cody Tyson, Winter Ward, Daniel Woodling, Jeremy Young Grade 12: William Adams, Ryan Arwood, Alison Atkinson, Taylor Aust, Travis Blackburn, Kaylyn Bradley, Shanna Charles, Holdin Cisneros, Alexandra Clark, John Corcoran, Kaylee Cummins, Addison Dale, Brianne Daugherty, Amelia Delcamp, Allie Enyeart, Taylor Erb, Dakota Frazier, Kevin Friermood, J o s e p h i n e Grossnickle, Conner Hobbs, Daniell Hudson, Allison Keith, Kelsey King, Elisabeth Lassiter, Hope Lynch, Darrell Martin, Johnny Mendez, Alexandria Minkler, Kristen Murphy, Jenna Nieman, Erica (Miranda) Olinger, Jayme Page, Emily Rife, Clayton Schultz, Kelli Siepker, Ronald (Coltyn) Spicer, Taylor Thompson, Melissa Warmath, C a t h e r i n e Winkelman

always on ‘thin ice’ As freezing temperatures approach, Indiana conservation officers across the state are advising citizens of the potential hazards of being on frozen lakes, ponds, rivers and streams this winter. Every winter, thousands of Hoosiers enjoy fishing, skating, hiking or just sliding around on frozen ponds and lakes. And every year, people drown after falling through ice. Like driving on snow, Hoosiers need to re-learn how to have safe fun on ice. Conservation officers want citizens to put safety first. Here are a few tips to remember when considering standing on or walking on a frozen lake or pond: - No ice is safe ice. - At least four inches of ice is recommended for safe ice fishing; five inches for snowmobiling. - If you don’t know....don’t go. - Wear lifejackets or flotation coats. - Carry ice hooks and rope gear. Some bodies of water will appear to be frozen solid but actually can have thin ice in several unsuspecting areas. Flowing water, such as rivers and streams, should be avoided when covered by a layer of ice. Water that is surrounded by sand many times freezes with inconsistencies. Wind, waterfowl and beavers can also keep areas of ice thin. Indiana conservation officers say the best rule of thumb is for everyone to believe they are “walking on thin ice.”

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Charles, Shaylee Correll, Lakin Fager, Leigh-Ann Gaylourd, Alyson Gouveia, Dayton Haynes, Logan Hensley, Zachary Hobson, Hunter Law, Alexandra Nose, Eric Olsen, Cedar Perkins, Kyle Porter, Jordan Randolph, Drew Rhamy, Jonah Stouffer, Brett Wyatt Grade 11: Taylor Arwood, Michael Bowman, Sofia Draper, Anna Farlow, Alyssa Larkin, Emily Murphy, Jacob Murphy, Danielle Perlich, Caroline Siler, Abagail Stefanatos, Morgan Thompson, Sarah White, Raleigh Whitham, Wyatt Wright Grade 12: Alyson Adams, Emily Airgood, Jacob Bunnell, Jacob Campbell, Meagan Chittick, Elizabeth Collins, Hannah Fadil, Nicole Garrett, Amelia Gray, Kylee Gunter, Brittany Harlan, Hilary Hickert, Michael Hileman, Haily Houser, Taylor Kaehr, Grant Keaffaber, Kelci McKinley, Cody Palmer, Hailee Parish, Jessica Pegg, Wesley Ply, Corey Roser, Drew Roser, Lisa Schmalzried, Jenna Schmidt, Jacob Sears, Felicia Shenefield, Alyssa Stout, Kayla Teulker, Bailey Whitton Regular Honor Roll (7.5-9.9 gpa) Grade 7: Zachary Ball, Zachary Brane, Isaac Cooper, Sterling Delaughter, Nikole Dye, Ryan Everhart, Nathanael Fadil, Samuel Gardner, Devin Holmes, Starr Hullinger, Hannah King, Mason Lloyd, Robert Mettler, Alberto Ortega, Ashley Parson, Logan Rasmussen, Cordell Sailors, Ruth Schultz, Colton



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Aaron and Sarah McClary, Wabash, are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 8 at 6:07 a.m. Leah Louise McClary weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. She joins a sister, Anna, 1. Her mother is the former Sarah Dyson. Grandparents are David and Thelma McClary of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Gene and Jill Dyson of Wabash. Great-grandparents are Mary McClary of Huber Heights, Ohio, Theda Cleveland of Orleans and Alice Younce of Wabash.

January 25, 2012

Northeast Indiana chambers and economic development organizations unite to support Right to Work legislation State lawmakers begin the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly with a clear message from businesses in Northeast Indiana: Pass Right to Work legislation. Six Northeast Indiana chambers of commerce and six Northeast Indiana local economic development organizations have passed resolutions urging the Indiana General Assembly to pass Right to Work legislation this year. “There is nothing more important that the Indiana General Assembly could do to promote job growth in Northeast Indiana than pass Right to Work legislation,” said Matt Bell, executive director of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana. “Chambers of commerce and local economic development organizations representing thousands of businesses in communities across Northeast Indiana are standing together to support the legislature’s efforts to make Indiana the nation’s 23rd Right to Work State in 2012.” The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of LaGrange County, the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, the Wabash Chamber of Commerce, and the Wells County Chamber of Commerce joined the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana in introducing board resolutions supporting the passage of Right to Work legislation in 2012. The Fort WayneAllen County

E c o n o m i c Development Alliance, the LaGrange County E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t Corporation, the E c o n o m i c Development Group of Wabash County, Wells County Economic Development and the Whitley County E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t Corporation joined the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership in passing board resolutions in support of the passage of Right to Work. “Right to Work is about opportunity. Northeast Indiana communities have created sites that are shovel ready, developed unique incentive packages and adopted regulatory practices that are pro-development and pro-growth,” said Bell. “Yet, Northeast Indiana loses out on between 33-50 percent of business expansion opportunities based solely on the fact that Indiana is not a Right to Work state. Our communities don’t even get the chance to compete for every project that could bring new jobs. When Right to Work passes, I am more than confident that Northeast Indiana’s talented workforce and strong work ethic will attract new employers.” “Right to Work is also about worker freedom. All of us believe that the freedom to associate is an inalienable right that should never be infringed,” said Bell. “We also believe that the constitutionally promised freedom of association also guarantees people the freedom not to

associate if they so choose. Hoosiers should not be compelled to either join a union or pay commensurate fees in order to be employed.” The General Assembly began in earnest on Jan. 4. Constitutionally, the legislative session must end by March 14. “This is an issue that stirs passions and vigorous debate. When we sort through the rhetoric, two issues remain: The freedom of Hoosier workers and creating more opportunities to compete for good jobs in our community. Tackling an issue of this magnitude is a wonderful demonstration of political courage. The business community represented by these 12 organizations stands strongly in support of the passage of Right to Work,” said Bell. “By mid-March, Indiana will have the distinction of being the first state east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be a Right to Work state,” said Bell. “The leadership of Sen. Long, Speaker Bosma and Governor Daniels, coupled with the commitment of Representatives and Senators from across the state, will create an environment that spurs investment and growth in an unprecedented fashion in Indiana. These 12 Northeast Indiana organizations are committed to assisting in the passage of this important legislation in any way that we can.”

Statehouse leaders say Sunday Sales Law dead this session

While right-to-work and anti-smoking bills get much of the attention in the legislature, one that will not get any is whether Hoosiers should have the chance to buy alcohol from a store on Sundays. State Senator Phil Boots (RCrawfordsville), who has sponsored the Sunday alcohol sales bill in the legislature the last two years, says his bill won’t even be discussed

during this year’s session. “I have been told by several of the leadership that it’s not something they’re going to consider this year, any alcohol related legislation,” Boots says. He says that is despite what he thinks is the issue’s popularity with the public - if not with some business owners. “For some reason, we do not feel that we

should address that because some elements have decided it’s not a good thing for their business,” Boots says. “So, I think it’s something we should look at, but we’re not, and I think that’s unfortunate.” The Republican senator says he will continue to pursue Sunday sales, and says he is considering a push to allow cities and counties to hold their own referendums on the issue.


Machining company to locate facility in Whitley County Impact CNC, LLC, a production machining company, recently announced plans to establish a new facility here, creating up to 106 new jobs by 2014. The company will invest $12.87 million to purchase and equip a 30,000 square-foot facility at the Gateway Park in Whitley County. The new facility, which plans to be operational in February, will offer computer numerical control (CNC) services for customers in the automotive, heavy-truck and agricultural industries. “Indiana’s manufacturing sector is continuing to see healthy growth and Impact CNC’s announcement only reinforces that,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “We’ve been able to create an environment that promotes sustainable

business practices through our low-tax policies and nationally-ranked business climate.” Impact CNC plans to begin hiring CNC operators, supervisors and support staff in the coming months. Interested applicants should apply at “I look forward to establishing Impact CNC in Whitley County,” said Jerry Busche, founder and president of Impact CNC. “For this project I considered a number of sites in the Midwest, but once again found that Indiana provided the right location to grow the company in the years ahead.” Impact CNC is the second venture started by Jerry Busche to locate in Whitley County in as many years, joining PDQ Workholding, a manu-


facturer of hydraulic fixtures and workholding solutions for the CNC machining industry. In 2010, PDQ Wo r k h o l d i n g announced plans to invest more than $3.8 million to lease and equip a neighboring facility in Gateway Park. The Indiana E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t Corporation offered Impact CNC, LLC up to $550,000 in conditional tax credits an up to $80,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The Whitley County Council approved additional property tax abatement at the request of the Whitley County E c o n o m i c

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Wabash High School releases honor rolls

Wabash High School recently released their honor rolls for the second quarter and the first half of the 2011-2012 school year. The second quarter honor roll is as follows: High Honor Roll Grade 9: Claire Cromer, Kevin Dong, Emma Flynn, Kristyn Ford, Samuel Hall, Brodie Hough, Kyle Kelsheimer, Shelby Stone Grade 10: Victoria Dolmanet, Miranda Garbaciak, Christian Gaston, Jalen Grier, Thomas Grier, Devin Hostetler, Jaclyn Lewis, Abbey Morris, Jordan Rauh, Lyndsie Thomas Grade 11: Stephen Eilts, Sydney Enyeart, Nathan Height, Caleb Hipskind, Cutter Koehler, Linda Longhi, Juliann Nelson, Charlieanne Pardo, Prachi Patel, Katherine Smith, Hannah Strickler, Samuel Thomas, Sarah Williams, Paige Worrick Grade 12: Samantha Carmichael, Kelsey Cromer, Jacob Ellis, Felicia Freeman, Jesse Hamm, Alex Honeycutt, Koen Keith, Dustin Powers, Nathan Price, Kelsey Walley Regular Honor Roll Grade 9: Keaton Burns, Noah Cole, Destiney Collins, Courtney Davis, Chase Dirig, Grant Dirig, Kaitlyn Drabenstot, Lindsey Fleshood, Tosha Frank, Ross Goshert, Andrew Halverson, Amy Harden, Aaron Hartley, Anthony Hough, Paige Hyden, Jessica Miller, Kaylee Risher, Christian Rutz, Abigail Stein,

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

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CHARISMATIC Victory Christian Fellowship, Discover abundant life and victorious Christian living! Worship services: Sunday 10:00 a.m.; Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Christian Bookstore: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-5:30, also before and after all services. Prayer for our Nation every Tuesday 12: 15 - 12:45 PM. All at 112 W. Main St. Church: 260-982-8357; Bookstore: 260982-8317. Pastor Tim Morbitzer. - 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. Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 9814345. Bible School 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evening meal at 5:45 p.m. Adult study & youth activity for all ages begins at 6:30 p.m. Church of Christ at Wabash, 1904 N. Wabash St., Wabash (corner of N. Wabash St. & State Route 24); Evangelist Guy G. Provance Jr.; office phone 563-8234. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:00 a.m.; Evening Worship Hour 6:30 p.m.; Mid-Week Bible Study & Youth J.A.M. Program on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Classes & activities for all ages. CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Bill Bowling. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m .

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FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; 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. David Phillips, Pastoral Care. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible. LUTHERAN Zion Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive, Wabash – (260) 563-1886; Sunday School 9:15a.m.; Morning worship 10:30a.m.; On Sunday January 29 th Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct the Adult Bible Class and the Morning Worship Service. Holy Communion will be observed. Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Marty Winkelman, Communion Assistant is Jim Nicely, Usher is Dave Zolman, Altar is Kathi Moyer and Judy Zolman, and Acolyte is Owen Yeadon and Nursery Attendant is Melissa DeVore. Living Faith Church, worship service this Sunday at Falls Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue begins at 10:00 am. Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. A children's message is part of every worship service. Bible study classes for all ages begin at 9:00 am with fellowship time after worship. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Our facility is handicap accessible.

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Niconza Christian Fellowship Church, 4 Miles North of State Rd. 16, 3 Mile South of Disco,Miami/Wabash County Line Road 13718N 700E, Roann, Indiana 46974. Sunday Praise & Worship Service begins at 9:30 AM. The youth will join with the adults for Praise and Worship in the sanctuary, and then move to the west rooms for Children’s Church. Special music will be presented during the service. Pastor Phil is bringing a series of messages on the book of Acts in the morning services. Everyone is welcome!; Wednesday Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th week of each month at 600 Strauss-Provimi Rd. in North Manchester at 7:00 PM. We are currently studying the methods used to fight the Spiritual war. Please come and join us!; Christmas Play will be at the church Sunday December 18th and we will be having a Candlelight service Saturday December 24th at 7:00 PM. in place of a morning service December 25th.; We are a Full Gospel Community Church where Spiritual gifts and talents operate. There is always an opportunity for one on one ministry for your special needs. You are invited to join us Sunday as we worship and hear from God through the preaching of His Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit!; Get your prayer request to the prayer group by calling the church office at (260)-3062030; by sending them E-Mail to (; or by sending them regular mail to Niconza Christian Fellowship Ministries, 300 W 4th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, We worship our Lord each Sunday at 9 a.m. with a Gospel-based message and Holy Communion. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service. We are handicap accessible and everyone is welcome at Trinity!

PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.. Worship 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour & fellowship 11:30 a.m.; e-mail:; website:, handicap accessible sanctuary.

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester; Phone: 260-982-2882; Pastors JP Freeman & Sebrena Cline; Sunday Services: 8:30-Traditional; 9:30-Contemporary; 11:00-Blended; 11:00 - Small Groups for Children, Teens & Adults; Wednesday at 7-8:30 pm - LIFE by LIGHT - Worship & Discussion gathering for Adults to work through life's hurts, habits & hang-ups; Handicapped accessible.; On the web at;Email:

UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 5633308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Chapel Worship 8:00 a.m.; Sanctuary Worship 10:00 a.m. with preschool childcare, Multi-Media Worship W/Praise Team & Band; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Services 02 / 27 / 11 Scripture: Book of John, Sermon: “Did you hear the snow?” By Rev. Philip Lake, Pastor. 8:00am service Greeter: Laura Thomas, Usher: Frank Nordman. 10:00am service Liturgist: Mary Ellen Clark, Greeters: Judy Decker, Tom & Janet Ross, Ushers: Lalon Allen, Ike Binkerd, J.P. Mattern, Rollin McCoart

WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Praise. Pastor Rev. Steve Hudson. Home phone 260-5691121. Cell 260-571-3219 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765833-4793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, meets in the Bowen Center gymnasium at 255 N Miami St. Wabash, IN. Pastor Bruce Hostetler can be reached at 260-5710548 or 260-563-4282. The church office is located at 2609 S. 100 W. Wabash, IN. We focus on knowing Christ and making Christ known through personal and community transformation. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for food and fellowship followed by our worship celebration and Children’s worship at 10:15 a.m. YOU are also invited to our Wednesday evening Going Deeper class from 6:30-8 p.m. New Foundations Ministries Freedom Center, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash; phone 260-569-0630; Pastor Rick Tolley. Sunday Adult Bible Study & Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7pm Bible Study. Center for biblical council by appointment.

First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. Wabash, IN; (260)563-3108.; Senior Pastor Kurt Freeman, Minister of Family Life and Outreach Heather Olson-Bunnell, Youth Director Mandi Liley.; Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.; Discipleship Classes 9:30 a.m. & 11:01 a.m.; Nursery available for morning activities, UMYF at 6:00 p.m.; Kids First Day Care open M-F from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. children age 4 weeks thru Pre-School, Director Missie Edwards. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email: Pastor Brad Garrett. Sunday School 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m.; Prayer and Share every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.; Bible Study every Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 9827537; Pastor Kevin G. Dekoninck. (260) 5782160; Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.

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Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. This year, as they celebrate their Year of the Girl â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100th Anniversary, Girl Scout cookies went on sale Jan. 13, and will continue through March 13. Customers can help girls build business skills and gain financial knowledge as they sell these Girl Scout Cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Shout Outs! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and helps girls build important life and leadership skills. Through cookie program activities, girls learn how to plan, build teams, speak up, make decisions, solve problems and manage resources. These skills help girls learn to be leaders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ultimately in their own lives and in our communities. Girls are the main beneficiaries of all Girl Scout cookie activities, directly and indirectly. While learning valuable life skills and earning money for their troops, the girls decide how to spend that money to achieve their troop projects and goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know of any other youth-oriented activity where the girls themselves decide what to do with the money they earn,â&#x20AC;? says Connie Frederick, product program manager. V i s i t to find a Cookie Booth near you or to participate in the Cookie Share program; which provides cookies to military troops and personnel. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know a Girl Scout in your area or would like additional information, please call the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michiana at 800-2834812.

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GOT THE past holiday blues? Experience Wabash Lighthouse Mission Thrift Storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storewide 1/2 price sale, including all Valentine items. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to make your weekend brighter. Jan. 26-28, 9-4, 806 N. Cass. St.

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$15,900 Leather, LOADED, OnStar, Dark Red, 65,610 Miles Stock # J127P

THE REMAINS OF Army Indiana National Guard Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger of Indianapolis, Spc. Christopher A. Patterson of North Aurora, Ill., Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr. of Hamlet, Ill., and Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt of Merrillville at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Jan. 8. All four were assigned to the 713th Engineer Company, Indiana National Guard, Valparaiso. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik) said Maj. Gen. Umbarger. These fallen Citizen-Soldiers include three Hoosiers: Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, 32, Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt, 21, Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr., 44, and Illinois native

Guard, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no more solemn obligation than rendering the proper respect, honor and tribute to these faithful warriors and to provide the fullest possible support to their families during this difficult time.â&#x20AC;?

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Spc. Christopher Patterson, 20. The four are members of the 713th Engineer Company headquartered in Valparaiso, and were killed by an improvised explosive device during combat route clearance operations in Kandahar Province in Southern Afghanistan on Jan. 6. Twenty-three soldiers of the Indiana National Guard have now fallen in the last decade, and the last to return through Dover was in 2008.

FOR SALE: Garage door, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Wx7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;H, white w/2 windows, complete, $200, 260-563-7201 evenings.

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$12,900 Leather, Chrome Wheels, Very Clean, 65,710 Miles Stock # K123J

INSIDE SALE! Sat., Jan. 28, 8-?, furniture, household, rugs, Hot Wheels, Precious Moments & other mini tea sets, misc. 25 cent items. Clean sale. 68 S. Thorne ST.

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

Urbana INDOOR/ MOVING/RUMMAGE SALE: Couch, chair, lamps, hutch, storage unit, Singer sewing machine, twin bed frame w/head & foot board, filing cabinet, 2 drawer night stand, dishes, shower chair, books, videos, clothes (large), TV tables, tree trimmer, garden hose, paper shredder. Thurs. & Fri., 9a.m.-4p.m., Sat., 9a.m.-noon, Jan. 26-28, Urbana, Hwy 13 next door to Pamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, enter by carport door.

AB CIRCLE Pro, display timer missing, barely used, $75, 260-563-8326.

$29,900 Quad Cab, HEMI, Heated Leather Seats, Chrome Wheels, 28,671 Miles Stock # G132D

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Lease for $700 a month & $500 Deposit 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, log sided home with LP fireplace, 30x40 garage, 40x65â&#x20AC;&#x2122; pole building with 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; doors. 12x15 pavilion, 1.9 acres. May consider contract with 10% down.

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‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $7.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday A BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, $225, Still in Factory Plastic (260)493-0805.


$13,900 Regular Cab, V6, Super Clean! 42,929 Miles

DVD, CLEAN, Roomy! 87,637 Miles Stock # K117U

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Ranch In Nice Quiet Neighborhood.


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PART-TIME FLORIST w/design experience, immediate opening, send resume to box 136 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, Indiana, 46992.

$27,900 White, Leather, AWD, Dual Moon Roofs, LOADED! 68,897 Miles Stock # H12A

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

HEAVY DUTY LOG SPLITTER, 22 ton, 5.5 HP Honda motor, used 4 times, horizontal or verticle, $1200; 1996 Nissan 300 ZX, red w/black convertible top, $8000, both run like new, 765-6614239.

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



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1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 $350 CHERRY Sleigh Bed, NEW, Solid Wood w/NEW PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, un-opened, (260)493-0805. 5 PC. gray sectional, very good condition, $200; 2 matching burgundy recliners, good condition, $75 ea., 260-563-2419. AUTHENTIC SLOT machine, takes quarters or tokens, $400, 260-5787042.

Leather, Sunroof, Chrome, Running Boards, 56,729 Miles Stock # I112U

FOR SALE: woman’s 10K 1 cttw, W. E. wedding ring, size 6 1/2 w/protection plan, purchased at J.C. Penney’s, $575; 1-2yr. old Craftsman table saw, like new; 1- 3/4 hp router table, 260-568-3008 after 6p.m. GOOD APPLIANCES: used washers, dryers, ranges & refrigerators. 30 day warranty! 35 E. Canal St., Wabash, 260-5630147. FOR SALE: truss rafters 26’ long, metal roofing screws, 2X4’s 16’, Shively milk jug, hog fans, 260591-0037.


1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 LOCAL SALON seeking a hair stylist, commission or booth rent. Apply at 170 W. Harrison Ave., Wabash or 260-563-2419.

MOM OF 3 looking to babysit for 1 family. I want your child & mine to get the quality time & attention they need. We have a country home & will provide home cooked meals. References available, 260571-0455.



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Is currently interviewing for the following positions: • Certified Nursing Assistants for day and evening shifts • RN/LPN for evening shift

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

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

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




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

BANKRUPTCY: Free initial client conference. Discharge all or most consumer debt. Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 relief available...we can save your home. Zimmerman Law Office, PC, Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill St., Wabash, 260-5632178. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy under the bankruptcy code.


Please apply at We are currently accepting applications for an immediate opening for a Tool & Die Maker. Pro Resources offers medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits. 169 Riverside Dr. Huntington 260-358-1004 800-807-6766

Listed below are the specific qualifications for the job: • Single and multiple stage progressive dies • Prior experience working with large stamping dies • Perform style change, as needed • Able to lift 50 lbs. • No felony convictions • Must be able to work overtime, as needed • Solid work history • Journey card or technology training is preferred • Must complete pre-employed drug screen

Meet the requirements?

Please call or email your resume to Kristi Thomas at: (260) 356-6264 or

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ANTIQUES WANTED: Coins, Watches, Jewelry, Furniture, Military (esp. WWII), Rail Road, Boy Scout, Native American Items, Quilts, Pottery, Old Lights, Guns, Knives, Signs, Paintings & Pre1970 Clothing. Call 260569-1865. I MAY PAY MORE!


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At Advantage, you can make a difference. Experience home care like never before, where the ratio is one to one and your license safety is always our number one concern. Come and make a difference in someone’s life. Apply today!

For employment information and complete job listings, visit 8961

January 25, 2012


‘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

Pets THE PAMPERED PUP, full groom, small dogs, boarding in a homelike setting , 260-563-5985.

Recreational Vehicles KAWASAKI 550 Mule 2002 windshield, roof, hitch, bed liner, 2 wheel locking differential, lady owned, excellent condition, 700 hours, $3,500, 260563-2419.

Real Estate FOR SALE: One story older home on 1 1/2 acres in LaFontaine area. Call 765-981-4049 or 765-9812491.

For Rent 1 BDRM house in the country for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrigerator provided, monthly rent plus utilities and deposit, references, call 260-571-1892.

Downtown Apartments All utilities & Cable Included

NICE CLEAN 1 bdrm apt. for rent, stove & refrigerator provided, rent paid by the month or week & deposit, references required. Call 260-5711892. NICE 1 bdrm upstairs apartment, total electric, stove, refrigerator, $100/wk., 765-506-6248. SMALL 2 bdrm house, $350/mo. plus deposit & utilities, 260-571-3844. HOME FOR rent in country. Manchester Schools, 34 bdrm, unfurnished, no pets, $500/mo. plus utilities & security deposit. Mail inquiries w/contact information to: Rental House, P.O. Box 297, Wabash, IN 46992. VERY NICE ONE STORY 2 BDRM DUPLEX, quiet neighborhood, lawn mowing & snow removal provided, large yard, all electric, no pets, references, $485/mo., $400 deposit. Available immediately, call 260-571-1007. LARGE 3 bdrm duplex, w/d hookup, stove & refrigerator, references, $110/wk., 765-506-6248. 2 BDRM, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook-up, C/A, northside, $100 wk. plus deposit, 260-563-1556 or 765-8631453. LARGE 3-4 bdrm house for rent, $450/mo. plus deposit & utilities, no inside pets, 260-569-0256.



2 BDRM duplex, stove, refrigerator, large yard, $100/wk., 765-506.3248. 1 BDRM apt., newly remodeled, move in ready, all appliances furnished, utilities-except electric furnished, no pets, 260-3486938. 2 BDRM, 2 bath, central air, washer & dryer furnished, no pets, deposit required. Available Feb. 1, near city park. Elden Yohe, 260-563-8366 M-F 9-12, P.M. 260-563-1976. 3 BDRM, 1 bath, washer/dryer hook-up, $450/mo., $450 deposit, no pets, 409 Congress St., 260-569-1303.

2 BDRM house w/stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer & garage, no pets, $500/mo., $500 deposit, 260-563-6411. DELUXE 1 bdrm w/refrigerator & stove; water, heat & sewage furnished, no pets, plus deposit, 115 1/2 W. Sinclair St., 260-5633329.

Electrical • Plumbing General Contracting Decks • Fences

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

Interested and qualified candidates should complete an application for employment online at Resumes with salary requirements are also accepted via e-mail. Responses are requested by January 31st. Beacon Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer.

Wabash County Sheriff’s Dept Reserve Unit

Mobile Homes

1 BDRM, upstairs apt., $320/mo. plus deposit, you pay electric, 260-5634059. 1 BDRM upstairs apt., stove, refrigerator, $90/wk., plus deposit, 260-5631556 or 765-863-1453.


Single & Sectional Homes New & Used


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260-571-4042 or 260-377-9265

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Local congregation seeks part-time (20hrs/wk.) highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills to work directly with the Pastor to support all church ministries. Good computer skills a must.


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39 Monthly Payments of $279.75 Dealer Pays 1st Month Payment of $279.75 Dealer Pays up Front Taxes of $44.75 Security Deposit Waived $0 Due at Lease Signing $0 Mileage charge of .20/mile over 31,500 miles

39 Monthly Payments of $329.34 Dealer Pays 1st Month Payment of $329.34 Dealer Pays up Front Taxes of $79.75 Security Deposit Waived $0 Due at Lease Signing $0 Mileage charge of .20/mile over 31,500 miles




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2012 ESCAPE Stk# D2690

SIGN & DRIVE LEASE 39 Monthly Payments of $329.00 Dealer Pays 1st Month Payment of $329.00 Dealer Pays up Front Taxes of $98.25 Security Deposit Waived $0 Due at Lease Signing $0 Mileage charge of .20/mile over 31,500 miles


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Fulton Industries, Inc. is located in Rochester, Indiana. We are a supplier for Caterpillar and we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

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Please send resumes to: Zion Lutheran Church 113 W. Main St. North Manchester, IN 46962

Security Deposit

2012 FUSION Stk# D2602

NO Beacon Credit Union, a $925 million industry leader, is seeking a Chief Operations Officer to be headquartered in Wabash, IN. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of experience directing service delivery departments in a financial institution setting and a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Applicants must be extremely detail-oriented, possess strong judgment skills, and have experience in strategic planning and budgetary management. This leadership position will require the ability to effectively communicate and foster sound relationships with a variety of individuals on a multitude of levels.

1998 HONDA Passport, V6, 4WD, 4dr., 5 sp., burgundy, no rust; 1980 Volkswagen pick up truck, 4 cyl., 4 sp., red, 260-5715311.

NICE CLEAN 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse duplex, $475/mo., deposit & references required, 260-569-1121 or 260-5683266.

Due at Signing



1430 N. Baldwin Ave. 765-662-2561 TOLL-FREE 1-888-824-3673 Security Deposit


All offers subject to prior sale. All applicants and terms are subject to FMCC approval. Offer expires 1/31/12. Residency restrictions apply. All payment include Indiana Sales Tax.

CNC Operators – 2nd and 3rd shifts: Minimum of 2 years hands-on experience on large millimeter multi-axis computerized machines, working knowledge of gages, micrometers, calipers, tolerances, solid math skills (decimals and metrics), excellent attendance record is a must. CMM Operator - 2nd shift: Minimum 1 year experience as a CMM operator, ability to operate programs in PC-DMIS & MM4. Must be able to read blueprints and CMM reports,analyze final assemblies by comparing part to blueprints and carryout necessary actions to measure specified dimensions. Excellent attendance is a must.

We offer a benefits package that includes very competitive wages based on job experience and education, major medical, dental, sick pay, 401(k), paid vacation and paid holidays. Applicants may apply in person at: Fulton Industries, Inc. 2903 E. Ft. Wayne Road Rochester, IN 46975 or by fax to: 574-223-6083 or, email to: EOE


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Issue of The Paper of Wabash County

Jan. 25, 2012  

Issue of The Paper of Wabash County