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WABASH COUNTY TOURNEY The 2010 Wabash County Basketball Tournament came to a close Dec. 30 at Manchester High School. The Lady Knights faced the Lady Norse in the girls’ consolation game, while Southwood squared off against Manchester in the boys’ consolation game. The boys’ championship game featured Wabash and Northfield, and the Lady Apaches met the Lady Squires in the girls’ championship game. For summaries see pages 12-13 and 15-16.

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January 5, 2011 NORSE GYM DECK CEREMONY Long time Northfield wrestling coach and education physical teacher Bill Campbell will be honored Jan. 11 as the Athletic Department names the East Gym deck “Campbell Deck.” The East Gym deck has long been the home of Northfield wrestling and also home to a weight facility, conditioning equipment and a two-lane track. Campbell served as Northfield’s wrestling coach for nearly 35 years until his retirement from coaching after the 2003-04 school year. He finished his coaching career with a 283-203 overall mark. His teams won six TRC titles and eight sectionals during his tenure. He was also the head football coach for seven years. “We are excited about the opportunity to recognize Bill for all he’s done for NHS wrestling. Bill is still very popular throughout the state for his coaching and for what he did for our studentathletes. He was a leader by example and I know I’ve spoken with a lot of wrestlers who have shared how much they respect him as a coach and person,” said athletic director Tony Uggen. Uggen. “I know he took some time to mentor me as a (continued on page 6)

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Commissioners receive complaint in regards to nativity on courthouse lawn by Danielle Smith The Wabash C o u n t y Commissioners, at their Jan. 3 meeting, determined to remain unresponsive to concerns expressed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) regarding the nativity scene on the Wabash County Courthouse lawn. The FFRF is a group of 16,000 Americans, 200 of which reside in Indiana, based out of Madison, Wis. On Dec. 22, 2010, the Foundation sent a letter to the Wabash C o u n t y Commissioners stating that it is “unlawful for Wabash County to maintain, erect or host this nativity scene.” They claim to have received information regarding the nativity from a local complainant. In their letter, the FFRF cited a Supreme Court case, County of Allegheny vs. ACLU of Pittsburgh, which upheld the ruling that a county government’s religious display was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. “There are ample private and church grounds where religious displays may be freely placed,” the Foundation stated in the letter. “Once the County enters into the religion business, conferring endorsement and preference for one religion over others, it strikes a blow at religious liberty, forcing taxpayers of all faiths and of no religion to support a particular expression of worship.” County Attorney Steve Downs and the commissioners determined that no response was necessary because the

WABASH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS received correspondence from the Freedom From Religion Foundation detailing a complaint about the Christmas nativity scene that has been displayed on the Wabash County Courthouse lawn during the holiday season for several years. The commissioners elected to make no response to the complaint, as the display is maintained by a private entity, not a government agency. (photo by Danielle Smith) nativity is maintained by a private sponsor. “Privately sponsored scenes, or other religious symbols, are permissible on public property that is open to the general public for expressive activity,” Downs stated. He and the commissioners maintain that the scene is erected, maintained, removed and stored by private citizens. “It has been the policy of the County to permit the general public to advocate various causes on the courthouse lawn from time to time,” Downs explained. “To prohibit religious expression in a public forum where other expressive activity is permitted would be a violation of the free speech clause of the United States Constitution.”

Downs, Wabash C o u n t y Commissioners, County Coordinator Jim Dils and the City of Wabash were unsure of the identity of the private individual or group that

maintains the nativity. The display is expected to be removed in the coming weeks, as the holiday season has ended. Sheriff Bob Land began his term by attending the meeting

of the Wabash County Commissioners, which he says will be a regular event. “Randy [Miller] or I or our representative will be at every meeting,” he vowed. “I want to invite every-

body down to my office, it’s an open door. I’ll be there every day.” The commissioners said they look forward to working with Sheriff Land. (continued on page 6)

Planning commission requests citizen input for comprehensive plan

by Danielle Smith Five public meetings will be held in January for the purposes of gathering information from the residents of Wabash County’s rural areas and small towns. This information will be used to create a comprehensive plan for Wabash County. A comprehensive plan is a land use and development plan that lays out residents’ vision for their community. “The comprehensive plan is just a guidebook that will tell us how to write our ordinances,” said Mike Howard, planning commission. Wabash County’s comprehensive plan was last updated in 1965, and many of our ordinances currently in effect are outdated. The Pleasant and Paw Paw townships meeting will be held at Laketon Legion, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m.; Chester Township meeting will be held at Timbercrest Assembly Room, Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.; Lagro Township meeting will be held at Lagro Community Building, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m.; Liberty and Waltz townships meeting will be held at the LaFontaine Community Building on Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.; and the Noble Township meeting will be held at the Wabash County Courthouse Commissioner’s (continued on page 6) Meeting Room on Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.


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Investment Center at Crossroads Bank Community Cancer Care and Insurance 1 Services, Inc. named partners with Clarian Health/ Indiana University Melvin and January Blue Ribbon Business

THE INVESTMENT CENTER AT CROSSROADS BANK was recently selected as the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Business of the Month for January. Pictured are Tony Pulley, president of Investment Center and Insurance 1 and Dave Vanderpool, vicepresident of Insurance 1. (photo provided)

Tony Pulley, president of Investment Center and Insurance 1 Services, and Dave Vanderpool, vice president of Insurance 1, both hold a passion for two key business ingredients: integrity and the highest level of customer service. Tony and Dave both bring many years of experience to their fields with impressive credentials. Tony has been in the securities business since 1985 and holds degrees in accounting and business management, and is licensed in life, health and long-term care insurance. He is registered in general securities with Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., and is an investment advisor representative with them, as well. He also holds the designations of chartered financial consultant and chartered life underwriter. Tony takes pride in using his knowledge of financial markets and tax-qualified plans, as well as his understanding of estate planning techniques and client needs and objectives to assist individuals in managing their financial assets. That experience helps his clients overcome the worries of planning for retirement, transferring estate assets and establishing

funds for education. Tony says, “I gain great job satisfaction from helping others feel a level of financial well-being that they otherwise would not have had without assistance.” The Investment Center team also includes Office Manager Stephanie MacFarlane who ensures each client receives a warm welcome and complete customer attention. Dorothea “Dottie” Cole, a registered investment advisor representative with Transamerica Financial Advisor Inc. and licensed as a life and health insurance agent, has been working in the financial services sector since 1996, and is currently in the Columbia City office. Jarrod McKee is the newest member of the team, who is also a registered investment representative and licensed in insurance while working out of the Wabash office. The Investment Center has been a Chamber member since 1996. Dave emphasizes that Insurance 1 Services (an affiliate of Crossroads Bank) is all about the people, not things. Having served 20 years as a medic in the Air Force Reserve, and then owning and oper-

ating a business in Warsaw, Dave comments, “Over 35 years as a business owner and consumer…I know what it is like sitting on the other side of the desk. I sincerely enjoy finding insurance solutions for business and individual clients that offer the coverage they need to protect their assets at a cost that fits their budget. I look forward to meeting new clients and old friends and helping them with the insurance needs.” Insurance 1 has been a Chamber member since 2005. Both businesses are located within Bank, Crossroads 1205 N. Cass St., Wabash. To contact the Investment Center, telephone 260563-4619 ext. 1478. To contact Insurance 1 Services, telephone 260-563-4000. Membership

Committee members and Blue Ribbon Business Chairs, Stephanie Ogan and Michael Thompson, both of Ponderosa, honor a Chamber member each month by randomly drawing a member’s name, and then completing a brief interview and picture to highlight one Chamber member business. We encourage you to take time to become more familiar with Chamber members and patronize our local businesses, keeping jobs and dollars in Wabash County. The Chamber is a 501(c)6 not-forprofit business membership organization committed to the retention and growth of member businesses and our community. To find out more about the Chamber, visit our website at w w w. w ab a s h ch a m or telephone 260-563-1168.

Senior Center and Council on Aging accepting nominations for Seniors Make a Difference award Winchester Senior Center and Living Well in Wabash County COA, Inc., are accepting nominations for seniors who make a difference in Wabash County. It could be someone who leads a civic organization and completes multiple community projects or someone who helps a neighbor travel to and from the grocery store each week. All nominees will be honored on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, at the Dallas Winchester Senior Center at noon. The event will include a box lunch. One individual will be honored with the Seniors Make a Difference Community Award. It will conclude with a Making a Difference Activity, which will consist of packing care packages for active military men and women from Indiana with Hoosiers Helping Heroes. To make a nomination for the Seniors Make a Difference Community Award, call Maggie Smith at 260-563-4475 by Jan. 13. To make reservations for the Jan. 17 event, call Megan at 260563-4475.

Bren Simon Cancer Center C l a r i a n Health/Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have assumed a leadership role at Wabash County Hospital’s Cancer Care Center through its acquisition of Community Cancer Care (CCC), an Indianapolis-based healthcare organization that provides cancer care and programming for 18 hospitals in rural and under-served Indiana communities. The affiliation will enable Wabash’s cancer program to continue to grow, become even more robust and offer patients greater access to research and enhanced services. Clarian/IUSCC is dedicated to furthering the vision Community Cancer Center started 27 years ago, as well as maintaining a level of service to which physicians and patients are accustomed. To ensure a continuity of care for patients, Robert D. Vallion, M.D., will continue to lead Wabash County Hospital’s cancer program. “When we started CCC 27 years ago, our vision was to provide access to high-quality cancer care for patients across rural Indiana – no matter

where they lived. The idea was to bring cancer care to Wabash instead of requiring patients to travel to other cities for their care. Clarian/IUSCC have resources to advance the Wabash oncology program, so it’s time to pass the baton to them. Wabash was the first hospital to join our program, so we are very proud of the accomplishments we’ve all worked toward. Clearly, this outreach effort has been the highlight of my medical career,” said William M. Dugan, Jr., M.D., CCC cofounder and medical oncologist/ hematologist. Dr. Dugan will continue to see cancer patients at Wabash County Hospital. “We are very grateful to CCC founders Dr. Dugan and Sara Edgerton for their

vision and foresight and including our hospital in their consortium of outpatient oncology programs,” said Marilyn CusterMitchell, WCH president and CEO. “Because of their efforts, cancer patients in Wabash County have access to high-quality care at our hospital. We look forward to the opportunities this relationship presents.” Wabash County Hospital’s oncology program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer – a gold standard in cancer care. Of the 145 hospitals in Indiana, WCH is one of only 44 to hold this prestigious accreditation. For more information about Wabash County Hospital’s cancer program, contact Amy Poole at 260-569-2324.

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Barrus joins Thorne Insurance Wabash native Joel Barrus joined Thorne Insurance, located at 650 Manchester Ave., as an agent in September of 2010. Barrus graduated from Wabash High School in 1998 and graduated from Manchester College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. He taught for seven years in the Wabash City School System, which included reading, social studies, computer technology, and Middle School

remediation. He also taught fifth grade at W.C. Mills Elementary for four years. “I look forward to serving the community of Wabash in a new way,” Barrus said. “Before, I had the opportunity to teach, and now I get to help people with their insurance needs. “Both settings provide me with unique ways of helping others in their lives. With teaching, you get to help children by instructing them in a variety of different subjects. With

insurance, you get to help others become properly insured while trying to save them money.” Barrus specializes in standard and nonstandard lines of property and casualty insurance. Jason Dawes, a Thorne Insurance agent, said, “We are proud to have Joel as a part of our team here at the agency. He has the same views and values of providing personal service to each customer, which is key to being an asset and contributing to the community.”

Barrus was a fouryear starter on the Manchester College baseball team. He has coached little league and Babe

Ruth baseball, as well as high school baseball, softball, basketball, and boys’ tennis. He currently

resides in Wabash and he has three older sisters and eight nieces and nephews.

The Paper is always looking for story ideas from our readers. Do you know someone who has a unique hobby or an interesting story that should be shared with the entire county? If so, call Brent Swan, Shaun Tilghman, or Danielle Smith at 260-563-8326, or email

Wabash resident recovers from Budget order and final recent serious car accident tax rates approved by Danielle Smith Priscilla Etter, Wabash, is currently at Miller’s Merry Manor East recovering from a collision that occurred during the evening of Nov. 27, 2010, in Ohio. At around 9 p.m., Etter and her fiancé, Ray Heidinger, were returning from a family Christmas party on a four-lane highway, traveling approximately 60 miles per hour, when an elderly woman pulled out in front of them. Heidinger was unable to stop and they tboned the elderly woman’s vehicle, which was also carrying the woman’s two sisters. The woman passed away the next day and both passengers also died later on in the week. Both vehicles were demolished. Neither Etter nor

Heidinger lost consciousness during the collision. “We just sat in the front seat and talked,” Etter said. “We asked each other ‘do you think you’re hurt’, ‘where do you think you’re hurt’, ‘do you think anything is broken’, until the firemen got there.” It was then that Etter learned the car was on fire. The firemen extinguished the fire and removed the jammed doors to free Etter and Heidinger from the vehicle. Heidinger suffered from fractured ribs and injuries to his ankle, kneecap and heel. Etter’s injuries proved to be slightly more serious. She suffered two broken ankles, a broken wrist, a broken kneecap and a lacerated duodenum. The

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injury to her duodenum, which is part of the small intestine, was the result of the seatbelt tightening on her body during the impact; it was causing internal bleeding. “They took x-rays and then realized that I had internal injuries that needed to be attended to right away so they flew me from a smaller hospital that I had been in to the Toledo hospital to do life-saving surgery,” Etter said. Etter and Heidinger spent several days in intensive care at Toledo hospital before they were transferred to Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash, and Canterbury Rehab, Fort Wayne, respectively. “We would have rather been together, but my daughter couldn’t get me a bed at Canterbury,” Etter said. Etter has had a strong show of support from friends and family during her time at Miller’s Merry Manor thus far. “I’ve had an abundance of cards and an array of nonstop visitors,” Etter said. She has received five sets of

flowers and her daughter and son-in-law decorated a three-foot Christmas tree in her room, which she plans to leave up until she leaves Miller’s. On Dec. 30, 2010, she had the cast from her left leg and the cast from her arm both removed, and she has begun putting weight on her left leg. She is still bedfast and will have to relearn how to walk. Doctors estimate that it will be around six months before she is able to walk. She is undergoing physical and occupational therapy for a half-hour each day, and she expects the therapy to become more intense as it goes. Heidinger is in slightly better condition, he is able to move around the rehab facility in his wheelchair, and he plans to walk his daughter down the aisle on May 14. “Every night he calls me and we pray together before we hang up. God definitely spared our lives,” Etter said. Etter has two children, Stacia Ellington, Fort Wayne, and Lance Etter, Arizona; and two grandsons.

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) certified Wabash County’s 2011 budget order and tax rates on Dec. 29, 2010, paving the way for ontime property tax bills for the second year in a row. The budget certification puts the county in a position to have taxes due on May 10, 2011. Wabash County was the 34th county in the State to receive its 2011 budget order and tax rates. “The certification of the budget order and tax rates sets the stage nicely for on-time tax bills for the second consecutive year, returning predictability to the property tax system,” DLGF Commissioner Brian Bailey said. “A tremendous amount of cooperation and collaboration between local and state officials is required to ensure property tax bills go out on time, and it is rewarding to see all the efforts pay off.” The first step in the assessment to tax billing process is the completion of the property assessments, which culminates with the submission of a ratio study. A ratio study is a comparison between property sales prices and assessed values in the county to ensure that market values are being used to determine assessed values. Typically, these should be submitted to the state and approved by May 31, the year prior to tax billing. Wabash County’s ratio study was submitted on May 25, 2010. Once the DLGF approves the ratio study, the assessor sends the gross assessed values to the county auditor, who applies exemptions, deductions or abatements to determine the net assessed values – the values upon which tax rates are based. That information was statutorily due to the DLGF by Aug. 2, 2010. Wabash County’s certified net assessed values were submitted on Aug. 12, 2010. Now that the 2011 budget has been certified by the DLGF, the next steps are handled at the county level. The county auditor is to calculate tax bills, which should then be mailed by the county treasurer no later than April 25, 2011. Taxpayers interested in estimating their property tax bill may do so using the DLGF’s online property tax calculator at Taxpayers will need their property’s assessed value, deductions, and taxing district to use the tool. The estimates provided are projections only and should not be taken as a statement of true tax liability, which is determined by the county. A copy of the Wabash County budget is available at

MWI Veterinary Supply becomes Certified Livestock Producer Program The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is proud to announce that MWI Veterinary Supply is a new Certified Livestock Producer Program (CLPP) partner. They

are offering a $50 voucher to the first 10 producers in 2011 to sign up and complete the CLPP program. “This will help cover part of the cost of the veterinarian trip charge to their farm and enable producers to meet with their licensed veterinarian to develop or review the operations bio-security policy,” said CLPP Program Manager John Nagle. “This is important because it is a requirement of the program.” MWI Veterinary Supply covers all of Indiana, servicing the supply needs of the licensed veterinarians with animal health products and supplies.

The new CLPP partnership is an opportunity for them to show the value of a veterinary, client and patient relationship. Lt. Governor Skillman launched the Certified Livestock Producer Program in July 2008. Since that time, 39 Hoosier farmers have earned the certification. Indiana is one of only a handful of states to have a voluntary program that recognizes farmers for their commitment to innovative and top industry standards. For more information on the CLPP program, v i s i t tm.

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information gleaned from the public meetings, the U.S. Census, interviews and questionnaires sent to members of the communities and available at Wabash County Government’s website. Professor Richard H a r s h b a r g e r, Manchester College economics professor, will also help with data collection. “We’re trying to get as much input as we can,” Howard said. The input will be prioritized and categorized by the steering committee and they will spend the next 12 to 18 months drafting the comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan will be written with a scope of 20 years, but it will be reviewed each year and revised if necessary. Once completed, the plan will be submitted to the Commissioner’s for approval. After the process is complete, the Wabash County Planning Commission will use the plan to write ordinances to steer Wabash County in the direction the citizens hope to see it move. The ordinances will affect all areas of Wabash County except within the city limits of Wabash and North Manchester. “We will create the plan based on the input of the citizens of Wabash County,” Howard said. “This is their plan, it’s not our plan. We are just the group that will write it for them.” Howard encourages the public to attend the meetings and return the questionnaires so that their concerns will be considered when the plan is written.

WABASH COUNTY RECORDER NANCY GRIBBEN put in her final day at the Wabash County Recorder’s Office on Dec. 30, 2010. Gribben was born in Wabash and attended Wabash High School. She left in 1965 when she married Mike Gribben; her children, Katie (Gribben) Craft and Andy Gribben were born in Alabama. She and her family returned to Wabash in 1983. She began in a part-time position at the Recorder’s Office in 1987, becoming full-time in 1994 and eventually becoming the elected recorder in 2002. During her time as recorder, she was responsible for switching all records to computer. “It was hard, but it was rewarding,” Gribben said. Gribben enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, reading and cooking. She is pictured with her husband, Mike Gribben; daughter, Katie Craft; and grandson, Brodie Craft. She has two additional grandchildren living in Pittsburgh, Pa. (photo by Danielle Smith)

Commissioners receive complaint in regards...continued from front page He delivered the jail report, there are currently 75 inmates residing at Wabash County Jail. He was also granted permission to transition Jacob Dials, part-time jail officer, to full-time jail officer to fill a vacancy. EMA Director Bob Brown submitted a 185-page Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan for the commissioners’ approval. The document helps the County and private individuals with reimbursement in

certain disaster situations. Downs will review the document to prepare it for the commissioners’ signatures. A grant for $24,555 has been approved for the EMA to purchase a mobile credentialing unit. The unit can be taken to the site of a disaster to issue credentials and help track personnel and volunteers. The commissioners’ elected officers for 2011. Scott Givens will serve as chairman of the board of


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young coach and he still always asks about how things are going with coaching and my family,” Uggen added. “He cares about others. That’s his nature. And with the recent naming of our baseball and basketball facilities, we are fortunate to continue the process of naming our athletic facilities after great longtime coaches and/or administrators that the community is familiar with. I hope many can spread the word as Tuesday should be an exciting evening.” The ceremony will take place at 5:55 p.m. prior to the V/JV wrestling match with FW Wayne. After the match, punch and cake will be served at a “meet and greet” in the cafeteria so that former wrestlers and wrestling fans can congratulate Coach Campbell.

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Wabash Friends Counseling Center to host leadership training North Manchester Annual It isn’t too often an executive leadership coach visits Wabash. But it is becoming a regular happening at the leadership training program sponsored by the Wabash Friends Counseling Center. Mr. Scott Livingston, MBA, executive coach, founder of IntegrateEI Inc., Indianapolis, will be speaking at the January Leadership Luncheon series on C u s t o m i z i n g I n d i v i d u a l Development Across the Leadership Lifecycle, Jan. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Wabash Friends Church Family Life Center, 3563 S. SR 13, Wabash. Livingston argues, “If it is true that leaders are made not born, then each of us need to seriously consider how to intentionally devel-

KFD awarded grant for thermal imaging cameras The Kokomo Fire Department (KFD) was awarded $48,600 to purchase thermal imaging cameras. The new thermal imaging cameras allow firefighters to quickly locate an unconscious victim in a smoke filled environment, where visibility is reduced. In addition the cameras can pinpoint hidden fires, such as electrical fires inside walls, before they spread to other parts of a structure. “The women and men of the Kokomo Fire Department are charged with providing the highest level of public safety, and they perform this duty to the utmost degree,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “I am extremely proud of the entire department for aggressively seeking and securing funding which has enabled the KFD to purchase sophisticated life-saving equipment in order for the department to adhere to highest national safety standards.” In 2010, the City of Kokomo committed $2.6 million toward the construction of a new fire station on the city’s south side, purchase a new fire rescue truck and update the downtown Kokomo fire station.

op our leadership skills. The field of leadership development is undergoing a shift that focuses on the individual developmental needs of the leader as opposed to general leadership traits. In this session I will build on the historic work of Erik Erikson who divided life into eight distinct stages of development and apply this life-cycle development model to leadership. Workshop attendees will discover which leadership stage they are in and the specific leadership activities that will develop their leadership potential within that stage. I will give each attendee a chance to develop a personalized leadership development plan. To register, email the director, Scott Makin, at, go to the website:, or call 260-563-8452. Market Street Grille will cater the luncheon. “Scott is one of the most innovative and creative leaders I know,” said Makin. “We are very fortunate to have a speaker of his caliber and experience to visit Wabash. Those who attend will glean so much from him not only in his presentation, but in the informal time afterwards where leaders usually interact with the presenter one-on-one.” In addition to the usual leadership train-

ing, the Wabash Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a Ribbon Cutting for the new addition to the Wabash Friends Church, the Family Life Center. Kimberly Pinkerton, Chamber president and various board members will be there to celebrate the opening of the new Family Life Center. Alex Falder, lead pastor, said, “We are excited about the new center because we will be able to help so many more youth and their families.” Kathy Jaderholm, children’s pastor, added, “That is the whole reason we built the Center. It wasn’t just for our kids; it was for kids in the community. Our Little Friends Daycare is now located in this new facility which is a beginning. We already have had a number of new families and kids check out the new Center. We are want to support the parents too as they have a tough job of raising kids in a culture that is tough to do that.” The monthly Leadership Luncheons are sponsored by the Wabash Friends Counseling Center. They started in 2007. Over 1,000 different leaders from 165 different businesses have attended over the years. The purpose is to help train local leaders to make a difference not only in the work place but in their

community. Participants are also given a packet of other leadership resources and a book review of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Dan and Chip Heath. Participants will also receive an article from the Harvard Business Review on Making Room for Reflection is a Strategic Imperative. They will receive information about the MediaSauce website This innovative website offers ways businesses can tap into the social media and o n l i n e audience. MediaSauce recently appeared in Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately-owned businesses; and is the 15th fastest growing media company in the United States. There is also a leadership resource table that has the top 15 leadership books (available to purchase), a list of leadership websites, past leadership book reviews, past inspirational leadership quotes and a bibliography of leadership and personal development books. Check out Facebook: “Leadership Luncheon Wabash Friends Counseling Center,” where there are many other resources for leaders in the Wabash, Miami, Huntington and Grant counties.

Chamber Dinner upcoming The North Manchester Chamber of Commerce invites its members, community leaders, and area citizens to attend the 67th Annual Chamber Dinner on Jan. 18, 2011, at Manchester High School. Plans are in progress for the evening’s festivities, which opens with a 6 p.m. social time, catered banquet at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner program and special entertainment. The schedule of events for the night includes presentations to the Business and Citizen of the Year, Spirit of the Community Award and other recognitions. During the social time, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with attendees and snack on hors d’oeuvres in the MHS commons area. On hand to provide entertainment for the evening will be nationally recognized comedian Michael (has Palascak appeared on the Jay Leno Show among others), made possible by generous sponsorship from Cinergy MetroNet and State Farm Insurance with

help from Shepherd’s Chevrolet. “The dinner is the largest gathering of our membership each year and we are very excited about the schedule for the evening,” said Chamber Executive Tim Director McLaughlin. “The award presentations are exciting, the menu for the evening is outstanding, and


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Wabash Police Department Citations Dec. 29 Jessica Mendoza, 33, 81 W. Market St., Apt. 2E, Wabash, robbery Dec. 28 A n t h o n y Rasmussen, 30, 808 Manchester Ave., Wabash, writ of attachment Accidents Dec. 29 At 3:48 p.m., a vehicle driven by Denise Jessee, 30, 810 Minnie St., Wabash, struck a pole in the parking lot at 1311 N. Cass Street. Dec. 28 At 9:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by Mark Whinery, 62, 244 Falls Ave., Wabash, left the roadway and struck the curb on Cass Street near Ferry Street.

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At 2:06 p.m., vehicles driven by Taylor Thompson, 16, Wabash, and Jean Miller, 77, 626 Crown Hill Dr., Wabash, collided on Cass Street near Harrison Avenue. At 1:02 p.m., a vehicle driven by Jeffery Mast, 32, Leesburg, struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot at 1162 Manchester Avenue. At 10:05 a.m., vehicles driven by Darrin 25, Burdett, Noblesville, and Ashley Cordes, 29, 340 SR 16, Roann, collided at the intersection of SR 15 S and Sinclair Street. Dec. 24 At 9:22 p.m., a vehicle driven by Matthew Gannt, 49, 765 Linlawn Dr., Wabash, left the roadway and struck a

Lucile Kinsley, 97 Member of Manchester Church of the Brethren April 13, 1913 – Dec. 29, 2010

Lucile Irene Kinsley, 97, North Manchester, died Dec. 29, 1:05 a.m., at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born April 13, 1913, in Franklin Grove, Ill., to the late Oliver “O.D.” and Anna (Stutzman) Buck. She married Evan Kinsley on June 25, 1935; he survives. Mrs. Kinsley graduated from Franklin Grove (Ill.) High School in 1930 and from Manchester College in 1934. From 1965-1967 she and her husband served the Church of the Brethren, in Nigeria, as Educational Missionaries. She retired as an elementary school teacher in 1974. She was a member of the Manchester College Community Club, North Manchester Women’s Club, Wabash County Retired Teachers Association, North Manchester Shepherd’s Center, and Manchester Church of the Brethren. She was also an active volunteer at One World Handcrafts, North Manchester. Along with her husband, she is survived by three sons, Dale (Cheryll) Kinsley, Bellingham, Wash.; Kenneth (Karen) Kinsley, Monticello, Minn.; and Gerald (Cindy) Kinsley, Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Joyce Mann, Chico, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother. Funeral services will be held Feb. 19, 2011, 3 p.m., at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester, with Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly officiating. Calling will be Feb. 19, 2011, one hour prior to services, in the chapel. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon, Ill. Arrangements were entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Preferred memorials are to the Manchester College Evan & Lucile Kinsley Scholarship Fund, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962 or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.

tree on Vernon Street near Linlawn Drive. At 2:58 p.m., vehicles driven by Mark Holderman Jr., 24, 8 Hale St., LaFontaine, and William Sizemore, 41, 1309 Jones St., Wabash, collided on Wabash Street near Water Street. At 1:15 p.m., vehicles driven by Kimberly Ogan, 18, 6356 S 500 E, Wabash, and Carl Pugh, 57, Denver, collided at the intersection of SR 15 S and Wedcore Drive. Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department Citations Dec. 26 Thomas D. Underwood, 40, Sterling, Kan., speeding Danny J. Cole, 56, 4450 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash, speeding Jose E. Zacarias, 29, Blue Sky Dr.,

LaFontaine, driving left of center Accidents Dec. 27 At 11:22 p.m., a vehicle driven b y Chester H. Kelsey, 30, Liberty Mills, struck a deer on SR 13 near CR 1400 N. At 1:49 p.m., vehicles driven by Roger D. Roland, 60, Claypool, and Stephen W. Shambaugh, 68, Fort Wayne, collided to SR 13 near CR 800 N. Dec. 25 At 5:08 a.m., a vehicle driven by Timothy E. Dice, 38, Wabash, struck a deer on CR 400 S near CR 500 E. Dec. 24 At 4:53 a.m., a vehicle driven by Mark A. Jr., 22, Neubeck Rochester, left the roadway on SR 114 W near CR 400 W. Dec. 23 At 9:10 a.m., vehicles driven by Adam Arnett Jr., 48, Claypool, and Donald P. Cox, 53, Rochester, collided on

CR 800 W near CR 900 N. Dec. 22 At 9:10 a.m., a vehicle driven by Danielle M. Kirkdorffer, 24, New Paris, left the roadway on SR 15 N near CR 400 N. At 7:35 a.m., a vehicle driven by Neil P. Petty, 30, Kokomo, left the roadway on US 24 W near Stitt Street. At 7:35 a.m., a vehicle driven by Rebekah R. Burkhart, 34, 1852 S. Lakeview Estates, Wabash, left the roadway on Stitt Street near US 24. At 4:25 a.m., a vehicle driven by Michael J. Harlan, 34, 205 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, left the roadway on SR 15 near CR 1300 N. At 2:45 a.m., a vehicle driven by Raymond M. Johnson Jr., 48, 1020 Washington St., Lagro, struck a deer on Old Lagro Road near Hill Street.

Jane Coppock, 69 Rural LaFontaine resident May 24, 1941 – Dec. 18, 2010 Jane A. Coppock, 69, rural LaFontaine, died Dec. 18, 7:40 a.m., at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born May 24, 1941, in Wabash, to the late Dorsey and Thelma (Bland) Coppock Sr. Ms. Coppock was a Wabash High School graduate. She owned and operated Jane’s Auto Electric in Florida. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. There were no funeral services. Burial will be at a later date. Provided by McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN 46992. Condolences for the family of Ms. Coppock may be sent online at

Shirley Combs, 76 Member of the Church of Revelation March 15, 1934 – Dec. 29, 2010 Shirley Darlene Combs, 76, Wabash, died Dec. 29, 6:35 a.m., at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 15, 1934, in Wabash, to Roy and Bessie (Ditton) Hall. She married Logan Combs Sr., in Wabash, on May 5, 1961; he died July 4, 2006. Mrs. Combs was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Revelation. She loved going to rummage sales, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, and feeding the birds. She is survived by nine children, Logan E. Combs Jr., California City, Calif.; Rick (Susan) Combs, Wabash; Danny Combs, Peru; Ronnie (Sue) Combs, Inverness, Fla.; Tony (Ruth) Combs, Berryville, Va.; Ken Combs and Tim (Tamra) Combs, both of Wabash; Tom Combs, Huntington; and Julia Baker, Wabash; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Virgil (Ruth) Hall, Wabash. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Combs and Jason Combs; and a daughter, Brenda Sorrell. Funeral services were held Jan. 3, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the family of Shirley Combs c/o GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Combs may be signed online at

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Dec. 21 At 11:10 p.m., a vehicle driven by Thomas M. Bastin, 58, Indianapolis, left the roadway on SR 15 near SR 114. At 9:49 p.m., a vehicle driven by Todd M. Sommers, 17, Lagro, left the roadway on CR 400 S near CR 300 W. At 8:11 a.m., a vehicle driven by Brent A. Stuebaker, 36, Fort Wayne, struck a parked car on CR 800 N near SR 13 N. At 3:10 a.m., a vehicle driven by Bradley Linn, 48, Pierceton, struck a deer on SR 13 near CR 925 S. North Manchester Police Department Citations Dec. 28 James Black, 45, South Whitley, operating while intoxicated Land Transfers Wabash County Auditor Jane Harper Ridgeway to Jake Shepherd, Tax Title Deed, Original Plat, Servia, FKA New Madison, Lot: 4 Tywana Cash to Robert W. Cash, Tax Title Deed, Original Plat, Lagro, Multiple Lots / Blocks Christopher J.

Martin to Teresa M. Martin, Quitclaim Deed, Ewing & Hanna Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 2 DM & CM LLC to BTN Acceptance LLC, Quitclaim Deed, Original Plat, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 70 Roger Dale and Dale Farms Inc. to Dale Farms Inc., Quitclaim Deed, 26-29-6 Crossroads Bank to Ronald D. Shepherd and Carletha Shepherd, Corporate Deed, Ross Heights Addition, Wabash, Lot: 126 Leslie W. Flott Trust and Lynda J. Flott Trust to Leslie W. Flott and Lynda J. Flott, Trust Deed, Bridges Subdivision, Sec. 2, Township, 27 N 6 E, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Charles G. Poe to Wells Fargo Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, 429-7 George T. Coon Jr. and Billie Sue Coon to William D. Hall and Nancy J. Hall, Quitclaim Deed, Sandy Beach Estates, Sec. 1A, Pleasant Township, Lot: 24 Michael J. Pyle and Cynthia A. Pyle to Mark R. Landes, Warranty Deed, 7-29-7 (continued on page 9)

Geneva Groninger, 102 Former Miami County resident May 27, 1908 – Dec. 20, 2010

Geneva L. Groninger, 102, Plainfield, died Dec. 20, 2010. She was born May 27, 1908, in Miami County, to the late Donald and Nona Burch. Mrs. Groninger was a homemaker, professional volunteer, and seamstress. She was a member of Plainfield Womans Club, Thursday Club, Bunco Club, Methodist Hospital White Cross Guild, and Plainfield United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Richard D. (Jayne) Groninger and Donald L. Groninger; two daughters, Norma J. (Bill) Ware and Judy A. (Tom) Holzknecht; a brother, Gene Burch; a sister, Nina DeFord; 13 grandchildren, Mik, Steve, Tim, Dan, and Jim Groninger, David Kays, Tommy Holzknecht, Gail Dixon, Kathy Edie, Lisa Payne, Amber Mead, Shelly Tomlinson, and Beth Whitman; 31 great-grandchildren; and four greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Galen “Tiny” Groninger; a daughter, Gloria Kays; a granddaughter, Virginia Ware; and two great-granddaughters, Tori and Taylor Holzknecht. Funeral services were held Dec. 23, at Plainfield United Methodist Church. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Plainfield United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Groninger may be sent online at

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continued from page 8 Chester R. Ogan Trust, Wilma C. Ogan Trust, Trustee Janet C. Dale and Trustee Sherman R. Ogan to Keith W. Ogan, Trust Deed, 34-27-6 Wilma C. Ogan Trust, Chester R. Ogan Trust, Trustee Janet C. Dale and Trustee Sherman R. Ogan to Crowco LLC, Trust Deed, 34-27-6 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Robert A. Foley to Wells Fargo Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Ewing & Hanna Subdivision of Charley Section, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 30 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Jerry A. France to First Merchants Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Dollisons Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 1 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Lyle J. Floor to Lake City Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Rolling Acres Addition Revised, North Manchester, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Armando Gonzalez to Mutualbank, Sheriff ’s Deed, 27-26-7 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker

and Defendant Jerry A. France to First Merchants Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, 2-26-7 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Mark W. Larsen to American Trust Federal Savings Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Lake View Estates, Sec. 1, Noble Township, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Marla Laferney to Beal Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Walnut Hills Addition, Wabash, Lot: 105 Robert I. McCaslin Jr. and Linda J. McCaslin to Sandra T. Laessig, Warranty Deed, Gardens, Sec. 1, Wabash, Lot: 2 John A. Balvish to Trevor A. Titus, Warranty Deed, Browns David H Subdivision of Lot 9, Original Plat, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 7 Matthew A. Rekeweg and Melissa A. Rekeweg to Troy M. Poland and Leah L. Howard, Warranty Deed, 8-26-7 Rachel A. Burcroff to Bryan D. Burcroff, Quitclaim Deed, 27-28-7 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Gregg A. Geiger to Crossroads Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed,

Dorothy Holton, 89 Member of First United Methodist Church Aug. 19, 1921 – Dec. 28, 2010

Dorothy Louise Holton, 89, Wabash, died Dec. 28, 8:40 p.m., at Wabash Skilled Care Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Wabash, to Lavon Elmer and Rosa Anna (Schmidt) Vrooman. She married William E. Holton, in Peru, on July 11, 1943; he died Feb. 21, 2008. Mrs. Holton graduated from Peru High School in 1939 and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wabash. She was also a member of the local and national chapters of the AARP, the Wabash American Legion Auxiliary, and the Wabash Senior Club. She is survived by three daughters, Judi (Michael) Mitten, Wooster, Ohio; Nancy Baker, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Margaret Holton, Wabash; four grandchildren, Ann (Mike) Gibson, Monkton, Md.; John (Sheri) Mitten, Cary, N.C.; Justin (Amber) Baker, Xenia, Ohio; and Ross Baker, Cincinnati, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Calvin Gibson, Cooper Gibson, and Madeline Gibson, all of Monkton, Md.; and Matthew Mitten and Nathan Mitten, both of Cary, N.C. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Dec. 30, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Pastor David Cross officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Building Fund. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Holton may be signed online at

Original Plant, North Manchester, Lot: Pt. 90 H. Diane Norwood to Gary e. Wilson and Jacalyn S. Wilson, Warranty Deed, 12-27-5 Mary Katherine Keffaber to Nelson Dyson, Stanley L. Dyson, Troy Dyson and Aaron Dyson, Warranty Deed, 28-28-6 US Bank to Rober L. Parker and Marcella M. Parker, Warranty Deed, Original Plat, North Manchester, Lot:

Quitclaim Deed, Eagles Francis M Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Thomas A. Deardorff to Ceris E. Golden FKA Ceris E. Deardorff, Quitclaim Deed, 14-29-5 Roanld L. Garlits to Jennifer Ll. Smith, Warranty Deed, South Haven Addition, Cont. of Wabash, Lot: 55 Betty Gean Glover Estate and Representative Ralph E. glover to AWS

Pt. 98 Wabash County Sheriff Leroy Striker and Defendant Gerald E. Hollingsworth to Robert J. Lundquist and Kristi D. Lundquist, Sheriff ’s Deed, Southpointe Subdivision, Sec. 2, Wabash, Lot: 71 Fred L. Orr II to Cemetery Fairview Association Trustees, Quitclaim Deed, 16-29-7 Glenda A. Wilson to Roland B. Wilson Jr.,

Joyce Clark, 70 Member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church Feb. 6, 1940 – Dec. 22, 2010 Joyce A. (Barnell) Clark, 70 LaFontaine, formerly of Bluffton, died Dec. 22, 6:29 a.m., at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1940, in Wells County, to the late Raymond A. and Josephine (Garton) Barnell. She married Roger D. Clark on June 24, 1962; he survives. Mrs. Clark was a 1958 graduate of Chester Center High School and attended Ivy Tech College. She retired from USDA Farm Service Agency after 20 years. She was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cross-stitching and singing for the Lord. Along with her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kim (Steve Lewis) Archbold; four grandchildren, Zachary, Andrew, Coultin, and Mariah; and a brother, David L. Barnell, all of Bluffton. Funeral services were held Dec. 27, at LaFontaine United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brad Garrett officiating. Visitation was held Dec. 26, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, IN 46940. Burial was in Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton. Preferred memorials are to LaFontaine United Methodist Church building fund or Rolling Meadows activity fund c/o McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel.

Frank Tovlin, 89 U.S. Marine Corps veteran Oct. 6, 1921 – Dec. 21, 2010 Frank John Tovlin, 89, Wabash, died Dec. 21, 9:40 a.m., at Bickford Cottage. He was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Duquesne, Pa., to Andrew and Ann (Gajdzik) Tovlin. He married Ann Durkota on Aug. 5, 1946; she died in January 1995. Mr. Tovlin was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving with the 4th Marine Division in the Asiatic Pacific areas during World War II. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in action in Iwo Jima and his unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 5, 1945. Mr. Tovlin retired as a crane man from U.S. Steel. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and going on car rides. He also won many trophies for bowling when he resided in Pennsylvania. He is survived by a daughter, Sondra (Frank) Kaselonis, Wabash; and a grandson, Scott (Kristin) Kaselonis, Westfield. Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew and John Tovlin; and two sisters, Mary August and Ann Egnatz. Funeral services were held Dec. 27, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Arrangements were handled by McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN 46992. Burial will be at a later date in Pennsylvania. Preferred memorials are to St. Bernard Catholic Church. Condolences for the family of Mr. Tovlin may be sent online at

Foundation Inc., Personal Representative Deed, 26-26-7 Patrick Rose to AWS Foundation Inc., Warranty Deed, Frantz Ridenour Estates, Liberty Township, 23-267 Lot: 3 Crossroads Bank to Christopher Sellers and Christina Sellers, Corporate Deed, Ford Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Alan Short, Michelle Short AKA Michelle Hagan and Trustee Yvette Gaff Kleven to Philip E. Schlemmer and Maynard L. Shellhammer, Trust Deed, Hutchens Daniel W Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Gene A. Ranstead Trust to Celestia R. Wohlford, Trust Deed, Board of Trade Addition, Wabash, Lot: 209 John Michael Worthington and Carrie Yvette Worthington to Kenneth R. Collins and Penny K. Collins, Deed, Warranty Original Plat, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 102 James S. Wiles and Guardian Judith A. Wiles to Dyson Brothers Property LLC, Warranty Deed, 18-27-7 Warren E. Harlan and Donald E. Harlan to Liberty Mills United Methodist Church, Warranty Deed, Comstocks 2nd Addition, Liberty Mills, Lot: Pt. 60 Beacon Credit Union to Beverley K. Hiner, Corporate Deed, Ross Subdivision of Homestead Reserve, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash County Auditor Jane Harper Ridgeway to Manuel T. Cruz, Tax Title Deed, 15-26-7 Beth Anne King NKA Beth Anne Exposito to Jose Joaquin Exposito and Beth Anne Exposito, Quitclaim Deed, Board of Trade Addition, Wabash, Lot: 167 Paul Airgood to Paul Airgood and Kathryn Airgood, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Legals:


See Record Thomas E. Dubois to Thomas E. Dubois and Thomas E. Dubois Life Estate, Quitclaim Deed, East Lincolnville Addition, Lincolnville, Lot: 4 Linda S. Baker to Teresa Ann Reust, Curtis Richard Holmes and James Michael Holmes, Quitclaim Deed, 20-28-8 Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company National Association to Douglas W. Davis and Kim Davis, Warranty Deed, Cooks Russell Addition, LaFontaine Revised, Lot: 9 Veterans Affairs Secretary to Troy L. Dyson and Kelly J. Dyson, Warranty Deed, 8-27-6 Charles T. Southwick and Heather Richardson to Benjamin Whitaker and Megan Whitaker, Warranty Deed, Ross Heights Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wabash Marketplace Inc. to Lemak LLC, Corporate Deed, Original Plat, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 7 James L. Sprunger and Terri E. Sprunger to Rodney D. Merrick and Robin R. Merrick, Warranty Deed, 16-28-6 Breck A. Harmon to Brian Bechtold and Teresa Bechtold, Warranty Deed, 16-27-7 Breck A. Harmon to Dyson Brothers Property LLC, Warranty Deed, 16-27-7 Enneth Leroy Jones and Kathryn Susan Jones to Patricia J. Godfroy and Richard T. Godfroy, Quitclaim Deed, 15-26-7 Mary Jean Hale, Jacqueline J. Hipskind Life Estate and Eugene K. Hipskind Life Estate to Joann Louise Hipskind, Quitclaim Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Outlot: Pt. 99 Schenkel Acres Inc. to Jon R. Rosen and Christian M. Rosen, Corporate Deed, 3-28-7 Schenkel Acres Inc. to Rosen Farms Inc., Corporate Deed, 19-288, Multiple Parcels

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regular and a decaf, and then of course we have our lattes and cappuccinos.” His coffee can also be purchased at The Bookworm, a new and used bookstore on Broadway in Peru. The café’s name incorporates the circus history of Peru. Loosely translated, it means Café of the Circus. “It’s purely whimsical, not proper French,” explained Chris. The atmosphere in the small café mirrors its name. Christmas elves monitor the behavior of patrons from various inconspicuous places and, during the warmer months, a garden gnome migrates from different locations in the outdoor courtyard, sometimes even perching in the trees. Humorous books litter the end tables around the fireplace, which is accented with a unique decorative tile hearth. The cheerful yellow walls are lined with local art, most of which is available for purchase. “When we started, some people expressed

interest in starting what they call and what turned out to be Miami County Artists Co-op,” Chris said. “It isn’t restricted to Miami County at all, it’s a pretty informal group that meets here the second Wednesday of each month. There’s no dues or president, it’s just a group that gets together to bring works in and talk about them.” The artwork ranges in type from woodworking to photography to painting. Approximately 30 people attend the meetings consistently. “The high school has wonderfully talented kids in their art program and in their music classes. It’s phenomenal and there’s no real place for Peru to showcase that talent,” Chris said. Café Ducirque is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are also available for evening parties, small catering and carry out. They can be reached at 765473-3600. Their menu and specials can be accessed at or on Facebook. 2033


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Chamber announces ribbon cutting for Family Life Center The Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Membership Committee announce a Ribbon Cutting for the new Family Life Center addition to the Wabash Friends Church. Alex Falder, Lead Pastor, said, “We are excited about the Center because we will be able to help so many more youth and their families.” Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor, added, “That is the whole reason we built the Center. It wasn’t just for our kids; it was for kids in the community. Our Little Friends Day Care is now located in this new facility which is a beginning. We already have had a number of new families and children check out the new Center. We want to support the parents, too, as they have a tough job of raising kids in today’s culture.” The Ribbon Cutting will be held Jan. 6 immediately preceding the January Leadership Luncheon. Mr. Scott Livingston, MBA, Executive Coach, Founder of IntegrateEI Inc., Indianapolis, will be speaking on Customizing Individual Development Across the Leadership Lifecycle, from noon to 1 p.m. at the new Family Life Center, 3563 S. SR 13, Wabash. Livingston argues, “If it is true that leaders are made not born, then each of us need to seriously consider how to intentionally develop our leadership skills. The field of leadership development is undergoing a shift that focuses on the individual developmental needs of the leader as opposed to general leadership traits. In this session I will build on the historic work of Erik Erikson who divided life into eight distinct stages of development and apply this life-cycle development model to leadership. Workshop attendees will discover which leadership stage they are in and the specific leadership activities that will develop their leadership potential within that stage. I will give each attendee a chance to develop a personalized leadership development plan. To register for the Leadership Luncheon, email Director Scott Makin at, go to the website:, or call 260-563-8452. Market Street Grille will cater the luncheon. “Scott is one of the most innovative and creative leaders I know,” said Makin. “We are very fortunate to have a speaker of his caliber and experience to visit Wabash. Those who attend will glean so much from him not only in his presentation, but in the informal time afterwards where leaders usually interact with the presenter one-on-one. Participants will be given a packet of other leadership resources including a book review of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Dan and Chip Heath; an article from the Harvard Business Review on Making Room for Reflection is a Strategic Imperative and information about the MediaSauce website This innovative website offers ways businesses can tap into the social media and online audience. In addition, there will be a leadership resource table that will have the top 15 leadership books (available to purchase), a list of leadership websites; past leadership book reviews, past inspirational leadership quotes, and a bibliography of leadership and personal development books.


United Fund Receives anonymous $50,000 donation Wabash County United Fund recently received an anonymous $50,000 donation toward the 2010 Campaign. “This gift is more evidence of the community’s level of support for Wabash County United Fund and the good work the non-profit is dedicated to doing within Wabash County,” said Parker Beauchamp, 2010 Campaign Chair. “Donors and business leaders are making it clear that they believe in our vision for using this organization to improve the lives of the community as a whole.” United Fund seeks to mobilize the community around the gaps in education, financial stability and health that face Wabash County. Money raised by the annual campaign is distributed to local non-profit agencies serving Wabash County. American Red Cross, ARC of Wabash County, CASA, Fellowship Food Pantry, Family Service Society, Garber-Simmons Senior Center, Girl Scouts, LaFontaine Community Center,

Lagro Community Building, Manchester Early Learning Center, Mental Health Association, Roann C o m m u n i t y Foundation, Somerset Community Building, The Access, Urbana Community Building, Wabash County YMCA, Wabash County Cancer Society, Wabash County Council on Aging and the Youth Service Bureau, offer programs and services addressing the focus initiatives set by Wabash County United Fund. “Our goal is to provide resources that positively impact the lives of children and families in need,” shared Christine Flohr, executive director for United Fund. “The generosity of the anonymous donor is humbling.” The check arrived via UPS and Flohr was not convinced the check was

authentic. “I opened the envelope and immediately called the charitable institution listed on the check for verification,” said Flohr. “The United Fund Board of Directors and I are honored to receive a donation of this magnitude. So many lives will be impacted by this gift. I truly believe that

together we can make a difference. “ Wabash County United Fund is dedicated to providing the necessary finanand human cial resources to support qualified organizations in their efforts to enhance the quality of life for any and all of the residents of Wabash County.

Rachel Sears and Andrew Fox wed Sept. 25

The double ring ceremony that united Rachel Ann Sears and Andrew Virgil Fox in marriage was held Sept. 25 on the bride’s grandmother’s farm in rural Wabash. Pastor Don Cogar officiated. Given in marriage by her father, Kelly Sears, the bride wore her mother’s wedding

gown, which she remodeled to reflect her own style. The dress was a sleeveless organza, full length beaded and applique with a Queen Anne neckline. The bride also wore a tiara with a two-tiered applique veil. She carried red velvet roses with pearl beads and blue rose accents.

Matrons of honor were friends of the bride, Jeanettah Lyons, Wabash, and Kimly Binkerd, Carol Stream, Ill. The groom wore a two-piece blue suit with a read shirt and white bow tie. Chad Dabney, Madison, friend of the groom, served as the best man.

Ushers were Joel Sears, Wabash, brother of the bride, and Anthony Fox, Madison, brother of the groom. Carrie Windsor, friend of the bride, served as guest and gift registrar. Reception servers were Martha Stapleton, Chris Curless, Susan Keppel and Kayla Keppel. A cake and punch reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the backyard of the family farm, with 78 guests attending. The cakes were family recipes of the bride and groom. The couple met at International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, Ill., where they both earned degrees in 2009. Rachel received a bachelor of fine arts in fashion design and Andrew received a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design. The bride is the daughter of Kelly Sears, Logansport, and Sarah Sears, Wabash. The groom is the son of Mike and Cathy Fox, Madison.

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

Increased Demand for Services Unfortunately, there's one set back for smokers, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline will no longer be able to offer free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to smokers who register for services. Because of the increased demand and fewer dollars to fund that demand, Quit Now Indiana will not offer the free medication to quitters. Nicotine replacement therapy can double a quitter's chance for success. Many employers' and insurers' benefit packages may cover the cost of nicotine replacement therapy. Individuals ready to quit should check with their employers and/or insurers. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline will continue to provide free telephone quit coaching services and web services. Smokers who are ready to set a quit date can still call the Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW for quit coaching and assistance. *Indiana Behavitor Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001-2009 **Monthly cigarette stamp and revenue reports, Indiana Department of Revenue, 2001-2009


January 5, 2010

Post play key as Lady Knights topple Northfield Southwood defeats Lady Norse 34-26 in consolation matchup

SOUTHWOOD’S Abby Harness (40) goes up against a trio of Northfield defenders in the Dec. 30 consolation game against the inter-county rivals. Southwood rallied after halftime to defeat the Norse 34-26. (photo by Brent Swan) by Brent Swan Metropolitan School District of Wabash rivals County Northfield and Southwood met Dec. 30, 2010, in the Wabash

County Basketball Tournament girls’ consolation game. Southwood looked to capitalize on their size advantage by utilizing a strong front court

featuring 6’0” senior center Abby Harness, in addition to Ana Marie Farlow, Jessica Pegg, and Mollie Harnish, all listed at 5’10” or better.

Northfield was hoping their team speed and defense would allow them to offset Southwood’s size, and for much of the first half, the Lady Norse defense stifled the Lady Knight offense. Northfield jumped out to an 8-1 lead with 3:06 left in the first quarter before Southwood’s Sarah White went on a scoring barrage, putting up five unanswered points as the quarter closed with the Lady Norse in front, 8-6. The Lady Norse stretched the lead to 12-6 early in the second quarter after jumpers by Michelle Hendricks and Katie Stephan. At the 5:14 mark, Southwood finally got Harness going after posting up her defender. She would score on consecutive possessions to pull the Knights within one at 12-11 with 2:48 left in the half. Stephan would

score three more for the Lady Norse before the half ended, with the Lady Norse up 15-14. “We were outsized in the post and had trouble with their post player (Harness),” Northfield coach Courtney Cervenka said. “The girls gave a much improved effort from the game before. We just have to learn the importance of each individual possession.” The Lady Knights came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter, outscoring Northfield 8-0 on four points from Harness, and two each from White and Farlow. The quarter ended with the Lady Knights up 22-15. “Credit that (third quarter shutout) to the kids buying into what we were talking about at halftime,” said Southwood coach Brian Bassett. “We talked about playing with more heart and more intensi-

ty, and we came out and did that nicely in the second half.” The tempo picked up in the fourth quarter as Northfield scored on its first two possessions as Morgan Peas and Sidney Reed connected on layups to start the quarter. would Southwood again turn to Harness to provide a clutch shot as she scored the next three for the Knights stretching the lead to 2519 with 5:40 left in the game. With Harness on the bench with her fourth personal foul, Northfield tied the game at 26 after Reed connected with 3:22 to play. “Abby is a dominant post player and she helps us on the court in a number of ways,” Bassett said. “When she’s out there she changes the game. I had to leave her on the bench for a few minutes after her fourth foul, and Ana Marie Farlow, Mollie

Harnish, and Jessica Pegg all did a good job stepping in for her. “They might not be the dominant post player she is, but they can hit a jump shot and helped fill that void nicely to allow us to get the win.” Harness re-entered the game at the 3:00 mark and was able to avoid her fifth foul and help the Knights shut out the Norse the rest of the way. Southwood closed out the contest with eight more points to capture the contest 3426. “I thought Northfield came out ready to play. My hat is off to them for being aggressive early and really making us work,” Bassett said. “In the second half I thought we came out and dictated the tempo early. I got a little fired up at halftime and the girls responded well and were able to hold on and get the ‘W’.”

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Southwood Knights use defense to jumpstart offense in victory over Manchester “ T h e y (Southwood) hit some timely threes. It felt like each time we had some momentum going our way, they’d nail another one,” Cripe said. “We rebounded well, and we took care of the ball pretty well. We try to keep the turnovers less than 15 and we did that, we had 14. But, we still forced some passes and it cost us.” For the Squires, Austin Flack and Scott Baker each scored 11; Aric Howard scored six; Caleb Thomas and Jim Sainsbury had four; and Self had two. For the Knights, Collin Huston and Levi Winget scored 11; Connor Hobbs and Codie Shaffer each chipped in 10; Mike Cook had seven; Shane Smith added two; and Devin Dale had one.

The 10th Annual Northern Fest Christian music concert will be held Jan. 8, 6 p.m., at Dutchtown Brethren Church auditorium, 4057 E 300 N, Warsaw. The event will be hosted by The Northmen, Fort Wayne. Special guests include Forgiven 4 Quartet, Gallipolis, Ohio, and The Maxwells, Commerce, Ga. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be received. For more information, call Phil Randall, 574-594-5857, or Alan Godsey, 260638-4228, e-mail to, or visit




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today.” Instead of the nowusual Southwood fast break offense, the Knights showed they have made the necessary adjustments and realized that the defense can spark the offense. With Mike Cook held to seven points after being shadowed closely throughout the game by Derek Self, Southwood was forced to spread the scoring out. “Self did a tremendous job holding Mike Cook to only seven points,” Manchester coach Aaron Cripe said. “Mike’s a terrific basketball player, and I’ll give him credit for not forcing shots or passes when he was in trouble. “ Manchester led the Knights 11-8 after the first quarter and stretched the lead to 19-13 with three minutes to go in the second before

Southwood stepped up defensively and ran out the half on a 12-0 run to take a 2519 lead into the locker room. The Knights continued their aggressive play in the third quarter, scoring seven unanswered points, pushing their lead to 32-19. “We had really good balance today, and we won a grind it type of game,” Burrus said. “I told those guys I’ve coached for a while and I’ve been on both sides of wins and losses and I really liked the way we played today. We made our adjustments and started making them chase us.” Manchester was unable to mount a rally of their own to take the lead, but managed to find several areas of play they were happy with in the 52-38 loss.

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LAGRO COMETS LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE will be held Jan. 15, 2 - 4 p.m., at the library located in the Lagro Community Building. We will be having a cake walk and need volunteers to make cakes for us. If you would like to help, call Tina at 7820405. Mark your calendars to attend and see the renovations to the library. L A G R O C O M M U N I T Y CHURCH services for Jan. 9 will begin with Barbara Marshall and Loretta Dillon giving the Christian Education message during Sunday school at 9 a.m. Pastor Joel Murray will give the sermon during the 10 a.m. worship service. Tom Burnsworth will be the greeter. Bill and Tom Burnsworth will be the ushers,

and Betty Murray will be the acolyte. Bonnie Meredith will announce the hymns, and Suzan Hamilton will be the musician. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. We would like to thank everyone that furnished food and came to the Christmas Eve candlelight service. It was a lovely evening for all. LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH services will begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 9. Cathy and Randy Duhamell will be the greeters and Vicki Borgman will be the nursery attenRev. Rick dant. Borgman will give the sermon. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10 a.m. DEADLINE FOR NEWS is each Wednesday by noon.

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JUST A THOUGHT: “Never think of the future it comes soon enough.” ~ Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) IS IT TOO LATE TO TALK PUMPKINS? It was just a week before Thanksgiving when we decided to finish up the garden’s produce. There were forty-some small pumpkins stacked in the garage waiting, patiently, for me to do something with them. Most people were getting themselves ready for Christmas. Not us, we’re still taking small steps out of fall. Crawling, actually. I hate giving up my favorite season. We’d planted small cooking pumpkins this year, with the full intent of putting them in the freezer, since the USDA advises against canning it. I’d tried to put up pumpkin once before. It was a huge one. We cut it down, boiled it, and

mashed it up, put it in freezer bags and ta-da! The freezer died and we lost everything in it. This year, I did a little research on ways to prepare pumpkin. Why, you may ask, was I doing research when what I’d done before worked just fine? I don’t know. But I’m thinking there’s a lesson to be learned from it. Most of what I read was saying to slice it in half and bake it. They claimed this method was much faster than boiling it. I’m all for fast, so that’s what we’d do. (This is the first area where common sense is lacking.) Mary and Brenda were here, helping: cutting stems, saving seeds, and at times, slipping on the slime that had found its way to the floor. With the pumpkin in the oven, there was to be liquid in the bottom of the pan and a covering over it. Well, my water ran dry, so I decided to dump a little more in the bottom of the pan. I was using a stoneware

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Norse outlast Apaches to win County title, 60-37 Henderson and Shea Beauchamp got the Apaches back within two. The Apaches struggled to get anything going over the last three and a half minutes of the quarter, however, and found themselves down 17-6 after one. “We kept them from the transition game as much as possible,” said Northfield coach Moe Smedley. “We tried to control the tempo of the game and I thought for the most part we did, but we had our moments when they got in their transition game. Make no mistakes about it, Wabash is a muchimproved team with a lot of fine athletes, but I’m proud of the way our kids stepped up.” After Givens opened the scoring in the second quarter as well, the Apaches recorded two scores to cut the lead to a single digit. The two teams battled back and forth throughout the stan-

za, but the Norse never allowed their lead to fall below seven. At one point they even built the lead as high as 13, however, Hentgen scored four points in the final nine seconds – giving him eight in the quarter – shrinking the lead to nine at the break, 2920. “I felt like right from the start we didn’t attack like we wanted to attack,” said Wabash coach Tom Robbins, “we got really passive with their zone again like we did the last time we played them. We started attacking in the second quarter but at that point we were already down nine and that’s kind of where it stayed. “I really felt like the second quarter was the way we needed to start. We had them kind of rattled a little bit with the pressure and that translated into us getting to the basket at the other end, but we needed a lot more penetration than

what we had.” The two teams matched one another in the third quarter with eight points each, and the difference stood at nine heading into the final stanza, but that is when Northfield finally pulled away good. They for opened the quarter with a 14-2 run, which forced Wabash to try to get back in the game with outside shooting. “We went back and forth through the third,” Robbins said, “and when they started stretching out a little bit we went for broke, and we came up broke.” The Apaches were also forced to send the Norse to the charity stripe on several occasions in order to preserve the clock. In the fourth quarter, the Norse connected on 17-of-18 free throw attempts to cap the 23-point victory. “The guys wanted it pretty bad,” Smedley explained. “Coming into the

tournament we were about 52% as a team from the free throw line, so I was as amazed about their free throw shooting as I was winning the tournament.” “I had to call a couple of time outs to get them calmed down,” he added, “because I didn’t want them to get caught up in a helterskelter game because we’re not very good at that. I like to play smart basketball, and if you’re helter-skelter you forget some of the things you’re supposed to do to win. Overall they did a good job and really showed how hard they’ve worked to get this.” Givens led all scorers with 18 points, while Chad Glasscock had 16, Dustin Echard scored 10, and Justin Parker added 11 for the Norse. The Apaches were led by Hentgen’s 16 points, while Henderson chipped in seven.

RYAN GIVENS (55) goes up strong against Wabash’s Travis Shears (44) during the boys’ championship game of the Wabash County Tournament. Northfield won the contest 60-37, as Givens scored a game-high 18 points. (photo by Eric Christiansen) by Shaun Tilghman When Northfield and Wabash took the floor for the boys’ championship game of the 2010 Wabash County Tournament, Dec. 30, at Manchester, both teams were ready for a tough battle ahead. In the end the Norse came away with the

win, defeating the Apaches 60-37 in a game that was much closer than the final score. Each team was full of emotion as Wabash was coming off their first win of the season – having bested Southwood in the opening round of the tournament – while Northfield was

riding a five-game winning streak after downing Manchester in their first-round contest. Ryan Givens got things started with a bucket for the Norse, which was answered by Alex Hentgen at the other end. The Norse then went on a 6-0 run before baskets by Matt

ALL-TOURNEY TEAM: Members of the 2010 Wabash County Boys’ All-Tournament Team are (from left): Joe Frieden, NHS; Zack Hipskind, WHS; Ryan Givens, NHS, tournament MVP; Justin Parker, NHS, Bill Rogge Sportsmanship Award winner; Scott Baker, MHS; and Alex Hentgen, WHS. Not pictured is Mike Cook, SHS. (photo by Eric Christiansen)


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Wabash girls down Manchester, win fifth-straight County Tournament

KELSEY CROMER (12) looks to dish the ball as Manchester’s Kalene Freshour applies pressure on defense. Cromer led all scorers with 27 points, helping Wabash to a 70-42 win and their fifth consecutive Wabash County Tournament title. (photo by Eric Christiansen) by Shaun Tilghman On Dec. 30, the Lady Apaches entered the 2010 Wabash County Tournament championship game as four-year defending champs, and they walked away with a fifth-straight title after defeating the host Lady Squires 7042. Wabash is the first girls’ team to ever win five consecutive titles and only the second team in the history of the tournament to do so – the Manchester boys were the first, winning five straight from 1980 to 1985. The Lady Apaches and the Lady Squires traded scores during the first quarter, with Wabash carrying a slight advantage after one, 13-10. “I was pleased that we got a good start,” said Manchester coach Mark Underwood. “I thought it was huge that we came out ready to play because you don’t

want to get buried early.” Then Wabash found their rhythm, scoring the first 21 points of the second quarter. Kaleigh Hensley and Kelsey Cromer scored 13 and 10 in the stanza, respectively, while Hannah Little r e c o r d e d Manchester’s only four points of the quarter. Heading into the break, the Lady Apaches owned a 24-point lead, 38-14. “To be honest I think it was just an adjustment period for both teams,” explained Wabash coach Scott Bumgardner. “The officials were calling it very tight, so I think with two teams that are used to pressuring the basketball there’s going to be an adjustment period. Both teams went through that and we just adjusted a little quicker. Offensively we got some good looks and Kelsey Cromer and Kaleigh Hensley had nice quarters for us to

build a little lead, then our defense settled down and we went on a nice run.” Underwood said, “I was pretty pleased overall with most of the first quarter, but in the second quarter, things kind of went south for us offensively. We had a hard time getting any baskets to fall and just the opposite seemed to happen for Wabash; they got hot, and that kind of deflated the girls. We kind of got a little flat and went into the locker room with a pretty large deficit.” The Lady Apaches came out of the half looking to extend their lead. They put down the first five points in the third before Kayla Flack stepped up for the Lady Squires, scoring eight points in less than two minutes. Cromer went on a run of her own, however, hitting a trey, two free throws and two buckets in the final three minutes of the quarter. In the final stanza,

Manchester opened with an 8-3 run sparked by a basket and two free throws from Kaylee Watson. The Lady Squires had a hard time getting shots to fall, but they managed to make good on 8-of-9 free throw attempts. With one minute left to play all of the Wabash starters were watching the game from the bench; Manchester won the quarter 1613, but Wabash still held a 28-point lead as the game concluded. “I was pleased with Watson off the bench,” Underwood stated. “Flack struggled in the first half and got a little down on herself, but I was really pleased with how she was able to come out in the second half. In the second half, we were able to come out and play with them pret-

ty much; that second quarter was just a killer for us.” Bumgardner concluded, “I think [the tournament] was a tale of two games really. We were good defensively [in the first round] but offensively we weren’t executing well and weren’t real consistent. I thought this was a great game in which our defense couldn’t really pressure – we couldn’t get the steals and get a lot of things going that we normally do – so we had to be a lot better offensively and I thought we were.” Cromer was the game’s leading scorer with a career-high 27 points; Hensley wasn’t far behind with 26. Flack scored 16, Little had eight, and Watson finished with seven.

AREA LINEUP (Jan. 5 – 11) MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL Thursday, Jan. 6 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Eastbrook 6:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. Wabash Friday, Jan. 7 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball at North Miami Saturday, Jan. 8 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball vs. North Miami Tuesday, Jan. 11 6:30 p.m. Wrestling at Rochester NORTHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Jan. 5 6 p.m. Wrestling at Eastern-Greentown Thursday, Jan. 6 6 p.m. Boys C Bball at Southern Wells Saturday, Jan. 8 9 a.m. V Wrestling at New Haven Invite 9 a.m. JV Wrestling hosts Norse Invite 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bballvs. Tipp Valley Monday, Jan. 10 6:15 p.m. Boys C Bball at Southwood Tuesday, Jan. 11 6 p.m. Wrestling vs. FW Wayne SOUTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Friday, Jan. 7 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball vs. Wabash Saturday, Jan. 8 9 a.m. V Wrestling at Adams Central Invite 9 a.m. JV Wrestling at Norse Invite 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball at Wabash Tuesday, Jan. 11 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball vs. Oak Hill WABASH HIGH SCHOOL Thursday, Jan. 6 6:30 p.m. Wrestling at Manchester Friday, Jan. 7 6:15 p.m. Boys JV/V Bball at Southwood Saturday, Jan. 8 8:30 a.m. Wrestling hosts Wabash Invite 9 a.m. Boys C Bball at Manchester Invite 6:15 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball vs. Southwood Monday, Jan. 10 6 p.m. Boys C Bball vs. Logansport Tuesday, Jan. 11 6 p.m. Girls JV/V Bball vs. Eastbrook

ALL-TOURNEY TEAM: Members of the 2010 Wabash County Girls’ All-Tournament Team are (from left): Kelsey Cromer, WHS; Gabi Nearing, WHS; Meika Kennedy, MHS, Bill Rogge Sportsmanship Award winner; Kaleigh Hensley, WHS, tournament MVP; Kayla Flack, MHS; Abby Harness, SHS; and Sidney Reed, NHS. (photo by Eric Christiansen.)

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E A R T H Q UA K E FELT DEC. 30, 2010, 7:55 A.M.: So that this rare event is recorded, I want to include in my column this week that as my husband and I were finishing breakfast on Dec. 30, 2010, we felt the floor and table shake. WWKI confirmed that a small earthquake (4.0 magnitude) with the epicenter between Greentown and Kokomo had occurred as was reported from many in their listening area. Parts of Indiana are located on what is known as the New Madrid fault, which got its name from the town of New Madrid, Mo., where the New Madrid Earthquakes occurred from

December 1811 to F e b r u a r y 1812. During this time, there were three or four big seismic events that had an estimated 8.0 magnitude, “strong enough to cause the nearby Mississippi River to temporarily flow backward.” Geologists suspect that the New Madrid fault is a failed rift valley – a place where the North American continent almost split into two pieces. On April 18, 2008, WANE in Fort Wayne reported “a moderate earthquake shook many residents in their beds this morning in Northeastern Indiana.” The epicenter of this earthquake “was seven miles from West Salem, Ill., and 61 miles north northwest of Evansville, Ind.” I don’t remember the one in 2008, but I think I will remember this one. URBANA LIONS CLUB FIRST 2011 MEETING will be on

Jan. 10, with the board meeting at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Urbana Community Building. J A N U A R Y SHARP CREEK DATES: Jan. 11 will be activity pictures. On Jan. 12, Kevin Stonerock will do a Hoosier Pioneer presentation to fourth grade students. Kevin has “the unique ability to connect with young and old in a captivating manner that leaves them eager to learn more” about Indiana history. All of his programs are in performed authentic period clothing and told in first-person style. Ask your child about this program. It might be a great chance for you and others to learn or some relearn Indiana history. NORTHFIELD SENIORS & PARENTS: There will be a FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid)

meeting at Southwood High School on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Important financial information will be shared on this date. The following are some of the best websites available for financial aid information: F A S T W E B Scholarship Search, www.f; Financial Aid Information Page,; US G o v e r n m e n t Resources,; Indiana G o v e r n m e n t R e s o u r c e s , 2011 NORTHFIELD DATES FOR YOUR NEW CALENDAR: Spring Break, April 1-8; Junior/Senior Prom, April 16; Senior Awards Night, May 10; High School Awards Day, May 17, 9:15 a.m.; Junior High Awards Day, May 19, 9:15 a.m.; last student day, May 25; Graduation, May 28. Please note that these dates are assuming there will be no make-up days. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the

BASKETBALL HISTORY PICTURE: This is a picture of the varsity girls’ basketball team taken from the 1987 Northfield yearbook. Pictured are: row 1, Kelli Hipsher, Angie Hug, Meg Squires, Felicia Haupert (manager); row 2, Jessica Smith, Suzie Stolarz, Mindy Tyo, Shanna Sommers, Stacey Huffman, Julie Steininger; row 3, Head Coach Steve Brubaker, Bernadean Donaldson, Tina Hinrichsen and Assistant EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011 Coach Jean Shonkwiler. During the basketball season in 1987, this team won the NEW LAGRO TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Eastbrook Tourney (the first for any NHS OFFICE HOURS team), the Wabash County Tourney for a third TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6PM-9PM consecutive year and the TRC trophy with a BY APPOINTMENT ONLY win over Tipp Valley in the final game. Their (260) 782-2044 season ended with only three losses. They were defeated in Sectional Tourney play by THANK YOU! LAGRO TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE 2007 Huntington North 53-51.


9:30 a.m. worship service on Jan. 9 are: Worship Leader – Brian Chamberlain; Head Usher – John Eltzroth; Acolytes – Leah and Ella Gatchel; Nursery attendant – Stacey Denton; Greeters – Dan and Roxanne Haupert; Liturgist – Carol Krom; Altar Flowers – Rhonda Baer; Organist – Nancy Miller; Pianist – Janene Dawes. PRAYER CONCERNS: Judy Rice and Orville are Chamberlain home and doing great! Jim Wilson has completed his 45 radiation treatments and is now in a “wait and see” mode for the next 12 to 18 months before he will know if the treatments were successful. The doctors are very optimistic, but please keep him in your prayers. Jo Ellen Weaver had cancer surgery on 28, 2010. Dec. Continue to remember the following: Amy (Lauer) Henson), Doris Eads, Deloris Greenlee, Kerry Schannep, Carol Porcenaluk, Jim Wilson, Jack and Jeannine Young and Doug Rice. BRUNCH BUNCH met Dec. 29, 2010, 8 a.m., at Pam’s Café, with the following people present: Bob and Jane Long, Phil

and Jan Weck, Steve and Sharon Gilbert, Doris Mattern, Russell, Donna Wanda Miller, Peggy and Chad Dilling and Marvin and Mary Ann Mast. After breakfast dessert, a “holiday pudding” was served by Peggy Dilling in honor of Chad’s birthday and Peggy and Chad’s anniversary, along with Christmas cookies and candy brought by Jane Long. BIRTHDAYS: Jan. 7 – Lisa Spencer,


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Nate and Ashley Ledford, Fishers, are the parents of a son born Oct. 28, 2010, 9:23 p.m., at St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel. Brock Baylon Ledford weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. His mother is the former Ashley Baer. Grandparents are Kevin and Jolene Baer, Urbana; and Rick and Anita Ledford, Winamac. Great-grandparents are Malen and Mary Swope and Donald Baer, all of Wabash; and Margaret Ledford, Winamac.

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ROANN THE LIONS CLUB meeting will be held Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The Roann Town Board meeting will be held Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Both meetings are located at Town Hall. METRO NORTH NEWS: Kindergarten Roundup will be March 2-3 at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. Pre-entry forms for parents to fill out will be sent home with report cards in January, or parents may call Metro North at 260569-6856 to pre-enroll students. Please keep your phone numbers up to date with the office. In case of inclement weather, the Alert Now System will notify you of delays or closings.

Report cards will be coming home on Jan. 5. They will also be posted online to view the Parent on Contract website. (From the Metro North newsletter.) ROANN LIBRARY NEWS: Library Amnesty week will be held Jan. 3-8. Please check at home for any overdue library materials. Anything returned during amnesty week will not incur an overdue fine. There is a book drop in the south entrance. Any materials that fit may be returned there. For more information, call 765-833-5231. New titles include: the 2011 Directory of Indiana Museums, My Fellow Americans – The Most Important Speeches of American Presidents, Dreams of Legends, by Stephen Zimmer. HAPPY BIRTH-

DAY this week to Anne Bell, Tonnie Vigar, Aaron See, Robert O. Lynn III, Micah Koch, Jasper Kent Donaldson, Jane Hentgen, Richard Moyer, Pam Vigar, Conner West, Corrine Heller, Lisa Spencer, Kathy Hammock, Monte Chamberlain, Doud, Theresa Lorraine Lyons, Peggy Cordes, Grant Robert Dale, Keegan James, Randy Stoffer, and Andrew See. (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 advance.

Historical Society to provide unique look at North Manchester in 1938 The feature film at the monthly meeting of the North M a n c h e s t e r Historical Society will be a film made in North Manchester in 1938. The film was a project of The NewsJournal and Tri Kappa Sorority. A professional photographer came over from Ohio to make the movie. It features many businesses, clubs, factories and even a parade of school children led by the Central School band. Hundreds and hundreds of individuals are shown in this film. See if you can

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

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Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 981-4345. Bible School 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evening meal at 5:45 p.m. Adult study & youth activity for all ages begins at 6:30 p.m. Church of Christ at Wabash, 1904 N. Wabash St., Wabash (corner of N. Wabash St. & State Route 24); Evangelist Guy G. Provance Jr.; office phone 563-8234. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:00 a.m.; Evening Worship Hour 6:30 p.m.; Mid-Week Bible Study & Youth J.A.M. Program on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Classes & activities for all ages. CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Bill Bowling. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Patrick Byers, Director of Youth and Contemporary Worship; Wes Ball, Worship Pastor/Choir Director; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible. LUTHERAN Zion Lutheran (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive Sunday SChool 9:15am Morning Worship 10:30am. On Sunday, January 9th, District President, Reverand Dan May, will lead the morning worship service. Elder is Tom Panning, Organist is Susan Garrett, acolyte is Katelyn Schaaf, Usher is Dave Zolman, and greeters are Don and Lois Roser. There will be a carry-in dinner follow our worship service. Rev. May will address “calling procedure” and other items. Living Faith Church - a new mission congregation will meet for worship this Sunday in the Cloud Room at Charley Creek Inn at 10:30 am. Faith enrichment classes for all ages begin at 9:30 am. Fellowship time after worship. Our worship will focus on the Baptism of our Lord with the scripture from Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 3:13-17. We welcome you to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Handicap accessible.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hicks thanks supporters and volunteers of The Access “A different kind of real estate company� NEW LISTING! 357 INDIANA ST. Could be a great starter or retirement home, with everything on one level. Central air, Refrigerator and gas range stay. Fenced in back yard and enclosed front porch. Call Lori Siders for MLS#77064834 priced at only $36,900 to sell quickly.

NEW LISTING! 2054 E. SINGER RD, NORTH MANCHESTER 1 acre ground in country close to town, with home, 1 car detached garage and storage shed. Covered wrap around front porch, 3-4 bedrooms possible. Newer Gas wall heat units. Proof of funds with all offers, minimum $500 EM and no offers considered until January 10, 2011. Call Lori Siders for details on MLS# 77064868, $39,900. 2305 E. 1000 N., NORTH MANCHESTER BRAND New 40 yr Warranty Steel Roof. 5 acres ground with a portion of that as income from cash rent farm. 3 bedroom 1 new bath with many updates, newer carpets & laminate floors, large utility room w/double closets, Eat in kitchen and separate dining, natural woodwork, open landing & 2 full bedrooms up. Front porch has been finished & heated w/built in bench storage/sitting for a great family rm/play room. Deck in back & kids play set stays, workshop w/200 amp service & other outbuildings. Call Lori Siders for MLS# 77062894, $95,000. NEW YEAR, NEW PRICE!

1015 CAMBRIDGE DR. This 4 bedroom, 1 & 3/4 bath home is in Northfield schools, but the convenience of city living. All kitchen appliances stay in this eat in kitchen w/ceramic floors. Living rm features beautiful hardwood floors & a wood burning fireplace. Home is total electric & energy efficient. All new in last few years Windows, Siding, Garage door, Patio door, gutters & soffit. Great home in a great neighborhood. Call Lori Siders today for MLS # 77063788 priced at $121,900. 4491 W. 100 S., WABASH Move into this remodeled home, featuring all new kitchen w/island & ceramic tile floors, 2 new full baths, new vinyl windows, siding, gutters, carpets,furnace, Central air & more. Hardwood floors in Living room w/wood burning fireplace, dining room and master bedroom w/double closets. 2 bedrooms on main floor & one bedroom w/landing that could be 4th bedroom on 2nd floor. Large family room w/a double sided wood burning fireplace. All this with a 2 car attached garage, 40 x 50 work shop, stocked pond & 4.52 acres all only 1 mile from town. Call Lori Siders for MLS#77064425 at $139,900. 5 Ulen Dr., Wabash Nice home on large corner lot close to pool, schools and shopping. Newer carpet in living room and bedroom (over beautiful hard wood floors). 2 bedrooms plus utility room/office that could easily be converted to a nursery/toddler room. Spacious 3-Season room across the back of the home with a view of the back yard. Partial privacy fence in rear along with 1 1/2 car attached garage. Call Elise Metz for MLS #77064376. Priced at only $69,900! 9933 S AMERICA ROAD, LAFONTAINE Newer home with solid hardwood floors, Cor ina counter tops and so much more. French doors in living room and master bedroom lead out to the deck. Full unfinished, walk-out basement is plumbed for wet bar and bathroom. Detached garage makes the perfect man cave. Appliances stay, washer & dr yer are negotiable. Huge laundry room. Basement could be easily finished to give you more living area. Perfect private setting. Sit out on your back deck and watch the wildlife. MLS #77063434 $239,900 Call Marie Lloyd for additional infor mation. 4309 STARKEY DRIVE, MARION Look no longer. Move into this newer home that really is move in ready! Great private location with community pool and playground area. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Master bath has jetted tub both baths have ceramic tile floors. Cherry kitchen cabinets, small dining area in kitchen. Vaulted ceilings make this home feel larger. Low traffic area yet so close to everything! Indiana Wesleyan University minutes away! MLS#77062559 $129,900 6704 W. 1100 S., WABASH Located just 2 miles from the Mississinewa Reservoir, this ranch style home has a new kitchen, the cabinets are beautiful w/pull out drawer pantry & all appliances. One very large bath that you could easily change to a bath & half. 2 bedroom but has been used as a 3 bedroom home. Hardwood floors in bedrooms. Very large living room w/gas fireplace. Full walk out basement with garage and work shop area including wash basin sink. A 24 x 40 pole building/garage and asphalt drive all on 1.5 acres. Price reduced $25,000, now ONLY $94,900. Call Lori Siders for MLS #77063941 11779 S. 100 WEST, LAFONTAINE PRICE REDUCED $259,900! Just a ten minute drive to your new home on a quiet 7.43 acre lot. This home has been completely remodeled in the last five years. Stamped concrete walk & patio filled with flowered gardens, enter from your country porch to Hickory Hardwood floors, kitchen and family all open with large kitchen island & bar stools. Kitchen has custom built cabinets, Corian counter tops & stainless steel appliances stay. Ceramic tile bath floors and shower. 2 bedrooms on main level and 2 plus a 3rd bedroom or large game room on 2nd floor. Total sq ft is 2,799 w/new finished upstairs game room. Hydro Heat GeoThermal for an average total electric bill of only $160.00 month, no gas. There is a 2 car garage, farm barn, fenced pasture & many other buildings. Included is a guest house, mother inlaw quarters or rental w/2 bedrooms & one bath. Qualified buyers only. Call Lori Siders for your private showing for MLS#77062493.



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Dear editor, Studies show that the most influential time of the day for teens and pre-teens is between the hours of 3 – 6 p.m., daily. The Access Youth Center is open 6 days a week to offer positive alternatives for area youth during a portion of their after school and evening hours. What a privilege to be able to contribute to the youth of our community! The Access would be unable to provide any programming without donations of time, money and resources. So, as we look back over the last few months of this year we would like to thank the following businesses, individuals, and churches for making it possible for

our Community Youth Center to exist and continue to meet important needs in the lives of our area youth: Lee Ann George, Diane Weekly, Tiffany Butcher, Judi Wiles, Terri Adams, Denise Yocum, Dan Harshman, Roxanne Mann, Mitch and Sylvia Figert, Brent and Susan Dawes, Angie Beauchamp, Dick and Darlene Rider, Joe and Judy Richard, Waganor, Kelly, Jackie, and Jeremiah Halderman, Rick and Dee Grindle, Ken Benson, Margo Boyer, Ken Perkins, Wabash Rotary, Dallas Winchester Senior Center, and Hoffman’s Nursery. Also, Miller F u r n i t u r e , Marketstreet Grill,

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DivorceCare to be held in January DivorceCare, a 13week DVD series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on topics concerning divorce and recovery, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, in the Wabash Friends Church Counseling Center, 3563 S. State Rd. 13, Wabash. DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. The group members feel understood and receive valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. The topics for the month of January are: Facing Your Depression on Jan. 4; What Does the Owner’s Manual Say on Jan. 11; New Relationships on Jan. 18; and Financial Survival on Jan. 25. Members of the group meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Ugalde’s Restaurant, 1950 State Highway 15 S, Wabash. For more information, call or e-mail Scott Makin, director of Counseling Center, at 260-563-8452, 877350-1658, or, or Janet

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THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 2011 5:30 P.M. Location: 872 N 600 E, Lagro, 6 miles east of Wabash on SR 24 to 600 E, thence south approx. 1 mile to site. Articles: Tract1: 11 partially wooded acres w/1568 sq. ft.; 3 bdrm home, attached garage, 2 outbuildings, fenced yard. Tract2: 10.32+/- partially wooded acres w/potential bldg. site or recreational grounds. Owner: Gloria Leonhardt. Auctioneer: Ness Bros.

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IBM, APTIVA, Windows 98 tower w/keyboard & mouse, $75, 260-5635564.

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

SPAULDING TF1000 basketballs, 28.5” around, available at ‘the paper’.

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K&L Construction Residential and Commercial • Fully Insured

Concrete Work, Block Work, Additions, Decks, Doors, Siding and Remodeling

Other Rummage Mt. Etna Saw Mill Barn Sale Heated Fri. & Sat., Jan. 7 & 8, 10-4. Rain or shine, From Wabash, Hwy 15 south ,turn left onto Hwy 124, go ½ mile past Hwy 9 Red barns on left. Cash Only No Checks, Snowblowers, leather & winter coats $10-$40, hunting clothes, large selection of tools , axes, wedges & chains , Shop Smith bench drill, chain saws, table saws, air tools, compressors, welders, grinders, drills, engine hoist, tool & truck boxes, jacks, car ramps, tow straps, come along, baby beds, Pack n Plays, gates, kitchens, Tonka trucks , horses , Barbies, kick & punching bags, turkey fryers, fireplace mantles-$20, grates & accessories, cookwear, smokers, DVDs & VHSs, lots of home décor, pet carriers, cages, kitchen table & chairs, dressers, wood stove.

Employment SAVE-ON LIQUOR is accepting applications for part-time help, shift starting at 5:00 p.m., 2-3 days a week. If interested pick up an application at 406 Manchester Ave. from 9a.m.-5p.m.

EXPERIENCED HOUSECLEANER, have references, 260-579-1146.

4 WHEELER w/snowblade, will plow sidewalks & driveways, $25 minimum, 260782-0004.

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

RHT Building 260-563-0142


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

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

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Your Ad Here Call 563-8326 1950


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

260.568.1167 or 260.571.3151

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

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


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HARDWOOD FIREWOOD, ready to burn. Split, delivered & stacked, $60, full size pick-up truck load, 765-833-6943.

FREE KING sized Memory Foam mattress topper, 2 1/2 inches thick, no cooties, you haul, 260-563-3326. Ask for Mary.



SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. 260-563-2256, if no answer leave message.

MICROWAVE, $25; free standing dishwasher, $150; treadmill, $150, 765-6180929.


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CLEAN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET new, never used, still sealed in original wrapper (SACRIFICE), $125, 260-749-6100

DOG PEN, 6 ft.H 10 ft. L w/gate, good condition, 260-563-6550.


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POWER LIFT chair, purchased in Sept. 2010, $700; twin size bed, $100; large computer desk, $100, 260-563-4334.

BEAUTY SHOP equipment: station w/sink, $150; all purpose chair, $100 & misc., 260-563-2602.

January 5, 2011


‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $7.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday POLE BARN, will disassemble & remove, 3 or 4 sided, any size or age, Wabash area, 260-5714430. ELDERLY LADY needs caring indiividual to stay w/her at night to assist her in exchange for room & board. Please send letter of interest w/phone number to box 102 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

Pets MASTIFF/DANE PUPS, black, worked, ready to go 1/3, $300, 260-358-6650.

1 BDRM upstairs apartment, good condition & location. stove, refrigerator & all utilities included, no pets, $100/wk., plus $350 damage deposit, 260-5717719 or 260-571-8818 after 4p.m. 2 BDRM extra nice duplex, south side of Wabash, $450 per month plus utilities, washer/dryer hook-up, 260-563-7743. SM. 2 bdrm house suitable for single or couple, no children or pets, water & heat provided, $495/mo., deposit & lease required, available after Jan. 5, 260563-2373.

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

• Cozy Condo NO PETS • Fireplace • Two Bedrooms • One Bath • Stove & Refrigerator -Furnished • Open Floor Plan • Garage with Opener References Required $575 per Month

Betty Temple Rentals


3 Miles South of Wabash

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


1999 Sectional Home


For Rent


Single & Sectional Homes New & Used

260-571-4042 or 260-377-9265

ALFALFA HAY, small squares, no rain, $3-$4, 260-982-2665.


2010 CHEVROLET COBLAT LT, ONLY 3,000 MILES!, Power Windows & Locks, Remote Start, Automatic, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Red w/Charcoal Cloth, $13,995 #393X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

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


3 BDRM, 1 bath duplex, newly remodeled, no pets, prefer non-smoker, $125/wk., $500 deposit, references required, 260571-2277.

Mobile Homes

2 BDRM w/combined bathroom & utility room, totally electric, 1 car garage, Southwood Schools, must see to appreciate, no pets, $475/mo., $700 deposit. Call anytime after 8:30 a.m., 260-571-3842. 2-2 BDRM houses on Columbus St., $300 & $500 per month plus deposit & utilities, 260-610-5618. DOWNSTAIRS 2 bdrm, washer/dryer hook up, $350/mo. plus deposit, you pay electric, 260-563-4059. FOR RENT larger 1 bdrm apartment in LaFontaine, newer carpet, appliances, air. NO PETS. Trash, water, cable furnished. January Senior over 55 Special. Call for details. Rent $400 plus $300 damage deposit, 260-571-4414.

2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT 4X4, 5.3L V8, Extended Cab. Alloy Wheels, Remote Start, Z71, ONLY 27K MILES, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Black w/Charcoal Cloth, $24,995 #391X, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 ,

1998 OLDSMOBILE BRAVDA 4X4, 4.3L V6, Driver Info Center, Cruise, All Power Options, Automatic, Clean Local Trade, Red w/Tan Leather, $4,495 #378X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

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

2008 PONTIAC G6 SEDAN, 30+MPG, Cruise, ABS Brakes, Remote Start, CD, Power Windows & Locks, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Charcoal Cloth, $12,495 #356X, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 , 2004 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB, 3.0L V6, Chrome Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, Automatic, Keyless Entry, ONLY 30K MILES, Lt. Bronze w/Tan Cloth, $12,995 #373X, Wabash (800)573-1175, 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS, 5.3L V8, Chrome Wheels, Sunroof, Spoiler, Heated Seats, Tinted Windows, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Black w/Black Leather, $17,995 #389X, Wabash (800)5731 1 7 5 ,

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

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

2007 GMC ENVOY SLE 4X4, 4.2L 6CYL, Polished Alloy Wheels, Power Seat, Bose Stereo, Sunroof, Tow Package, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Gray Cloth, $16,995 #343X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

Ag Service Technician Koenig Equipment Huntington IN

2007 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GXP, ONLY 26K MILES! 5.3L V8, Sunroof, Remote Start, Tinted Windows, Heated Seats, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Black w/Black Leather, $16,995 #390X, Wabash (800)573-1175, 1953



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Administrative Assistant Part-time

800.424.2324 www.halder


Flexible hours (Possibly 16 hours per week) Filing Letter writing Assisting CEO with projects

Looking for applicants with solid sales background for a service advisor position.

Must be able to Work under deadline Multi-task

Good benefits with a long term company.

Must have Strong Computer Skills Strong Phone Skills 10-Key Skills are a plus

Automotive experience preferred, but not required.

Submit resume and cover letter By January 10 to P.O. Box 447 Wabash, IN 46992 EEO Employer 1880 1956


January 5, 2010

Jan. 5, 2011  

Jan. 5 issue of The Paper

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