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Dairy Queen franchise to open in Wabash by Danielle Swan DSmith

Brad Walker of H&H Development and Troy Terew of True North appeared before the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals on March 22, seeking approval of two variances and a special exception for the Dairy Queen franchise they plan to open at 1015 N. Cass St., Wabash. One variance was requested because the proposed 1,900 square foot building is smaller than the required 3,000 square feet. This variance passed unanimously along with the special exception for the drive-thru service. The second variance was for a reduction in the requirement of a 15-foot setback from property lines. The franchisees requested this variance as their drivethru is proposed to sit only 11 feet from the rear property line. Upon discussion, it was determined that the variance was unnecessary because the setback requirement is for the structure itself. Accessory uses are allowed in the area between the structure and property line. The actual

building that will house the business will sit 34 feet from the rear property line. At the meeting, several concerns were discussed such as the screening between the Dairy Queen property and the neighboring properties in the rear. The board determined that the existing pine trees, which the franchisees plan to retain, provide adequate screening. The franchisees assured the Board that the drive-thru lighting will be down lighting, which will not impede on neighboring properties. “If we need to add evergreens, we’re all for it,” said Walker. “We want to be neighborly and friendly and if that’s what it requires, we’re all for it.” One individual, Ray Prater, speaking on behalf of a friend that lives on a neighboring property, raised concerns about the size of the lot not being large enough to accommodate parking for the business. City ordinance requires one parking space for every three customers at maximum capacity and one parking space for every two employees.

DAIRY QUEEN is projected to be open by the end of June for peak season. The business is expected to employ an average of 1520 employees at any given point. (graphic provided)

The franchisees and the Board agreed that adequate parking was within requirements. Prater also raised concerns about trash traveling over the fence into the yards of

neighboring properties, which he says is already a problem even without the added restaurant. “I understand their concerns so we want to do everything we

can to keep it clean,” Walker said. “We want to maintain it because it’s our image and we have to abide by our national standards because we’re a national franchise.” The franchisees are currently waiting on approval of state permits, and they hope to break ground on the

new Dairy Queen Grill & Chill within 15-30 days. Walker says their goal is to open by the end of June for “peak season”. The new Dairy Queen will employ about 15 employees at any given time, with possibly 20 during the busy season.

H&H Development also owns nine Dairy Queen franchises in Fort Wayne and has four new Dairy Queens in the building stages in Indianapolis. They also have Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

Escaped inmate in jail custody

Many leads were received this week on two inmates who escaped from the Wabash County Jail on March 17. Numerous agencies, along with Major Randy Miller and Sgt. Mike Davis, both of the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department, have been following BRAD WALKER, H&H Development, hopes to alleviate concerns of residents by vowing to keep the up on these leads. property maintained and free of trash, as according to Dairy Queen’s national standards. (photo An associate of one by Brent Swan) of the escapees,

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Aaron Perry, provided information, and has been working very closely with Major Miller. Perry had made contact with this associate since the escape. On March 25, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Perry turned himself in to Major Miller without incident. Authorities are still following leads on the second escapee,

In Memoriam Lawrence Bonewitz, 88 Donald Brubaker, 86 Charles Butrin, 93 Melvin Cook, 66

B. Rosann Custer, 83 Betty Duffy, 89 J. Edward Gilbert, 92 Mary Harper, 85 Edith Kester, 85

Chance Hanaway. This is an ongoing investigation, and further information will be released when it is available. Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Hanaway is encouraged to call law enforcement or Wabash County Crime Stoppers at 1866-665-0556 or 5635821.

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Wabash Kiwanis Club donates $1,000 to YMCA Youth Sports Initiative

WABASH KIWANIS CLUB presents a $1,000 check to the Wabash County YMCA to benefit the 2012 Youth Sports Initiative and Childcare Initiative. Presenting the check to Clint Kugler (center), CEO of the Wabash County YMCA, are Ali VanBuskirk (right), treasurer of Wabash Kiwanis Club, and Deborah VanMeter (left), president. (photo provided)

On Feb. 28, the Wabash Kiwanis Club donated $1,000 to the YMCA for its 2012 Youth Sports Initiative and Childcare Initiative. The 88 members of the local chapter of Kiwanis are dedicated to following the mission of Kiwanis International, which is to “change the world, one child at a time.” The YMCA Youth Sports Initiative provides sports scholarships for children in the community who would otherwise be prevented from participating in sports due to financial hardship. The Childcare Initiative is made up of a series of programs designed to provide year-round care for children any time they are not in school. The focus of the programs is geared to improving academic achievement, developing healthy lifestyles

and encouraging artistic expression. Wabash Kiwanis Club consists of a group of volunteers who raise funds throughout the year. All proceeds from fundraisers are designated for programs geared to help children locally as well as internationally. In addition to the recent donation to the YMCA, the Wabash Kiwanis Club also made donations to Junior Achievement and FAME. As part of the effort to enhance the quality of life for children around the world, a $1,000 donation was made to K i w a n i s International to aid the Eliminate Project. The Eliminate project is

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The last day to register to vote if you want to vote in the May primary is April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Wabash County Clerk’s Office. If you register to vote online, you may do so up until midnight on April 9 at To register online you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State issued ID. The first day for early voting is April 9. The schedule for early voting is as follows: - April 9 thru April 27, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - April 30, noon to 6 p.m. - May 1, noon to 6 p.m. - May 2, noon to 6 p.m. - May 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - May 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - May 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - May 7, 8 a.m. to noon The last day to vote prior to Election Day is May 7 by noon.

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enrollment grew from 200 students a semester in 2002 to 400 students a semester currently. This plan will give us a road map for future growth and development,” said Pam Guthrie, executive director of the Wabash campus. The final product will be a master plan with campus utilization profiles, assessments of each facility’s condition, projections for future growth and short- and long-term goals and r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s. The plan will include suggestions to address future growth and educational needs. The master plan is scheduled to be completed in September 2012.

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charging an honorarium. A free book is included in each registration - Leadership Beyond Reason (a $15 retail value). This training is cosponsored by the Wabash Chamber of Commerce. “We are glad to collaborate with the Wabash Chamber to bring cutting edge leaders to all the businesses in Wabash,” said Makin. “Bringing in high caliber resource people is just one more way the Chamber is serving its members and the Wabash community.” This is the beginning of the sixth year that the Wabash Friends Counseling Center has provided monthly Leadership Luncheon Trainings to the Wabash community. Over 1,000 different leaders from 170 different businesses have attended. The purpose of these workshops is to help train local leaders to make a difference not only in the work place, but in their families and community. Participants are also given a packet of other leadership resources such as a book review on the latest leadership book, a leadership article and a website focused on leadership.

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6 Lt. Governor Becky Skillman visits Wabash as part of Hoosier Crossroads Tour

Skillman commends Wabash for using cooperation and collaboration to persevere during times of economic hardship. by Danielle Swan DSmith

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On March 22, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman visited the Cloud Club at Charlie Creek Inn, Wabash, to meet with community leaders as part of her Hoosier Crossroads Tour. Wabash was represented well by M a y o r Vanlandingham; Bill

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Konyha, president and CEO of Economic Development Group of Wabash County; Jason Callahan, superintendent of Wabash City Schools; Clint Kugler, executive director of Wabash County YMCA; Richard Ford; Christine Flohr, executive director of the Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau; and delegates from the Wabash and North Manchester chambers of commerce, Wabash Marketplace, Manchester Main Street and Indiana Landmarks. Skillman’s tour involves her meeting with local leaders in

each of Indiana’s 92 counties to discuss how to better serve constituents, how to create partnerships and how to share resources. Wabash was Skillman’s 43rd stop on the tour. “This is a special, special county,” she said. “You have great resources, you have a great quality of life. I know we’ve all been through a tough three or four years in Indiana and every community has experienced their share of

difficulty, but here you have certainly maintained your very strong foundation throughout that period because I do believe the worst of times are behind us.” The group discussed Indiana Main Street and Wabash County’s corresponding organizations, Wabash Marketplace and Manchester Main Street. “We’re so appreciative for what Indiana Main Street and the Office of Community

and Rural Affairs brings to our community,” said Parker Beauchamp. “Our local Main Street program, Wabash Marketplace, has been on a roll for at least two or three years now with full-time directors and a really enthusiastic board and you’ve seen it in façade grants, new owners and maybe a dozen new businesses.” He briefly discussed the aspiration of locating a regional

Ivy Tech campus in Downtown Wabash. Renata Robinson, newly installed executive director of Manchester Main Street, spoke about the transformation of that organization, and Dan Hannaford, town manager, discussed their innovative funding idea for completing a beautification streetscape project in North Manchester. Flohr and Konyha explained how the work of the Main (continued on page 7)

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Lt. Governor Becky Skillman visits Wabash... continued from page 6 Street organizations is helping their efforts in their respective responsibilities of tourism and economic development. “When I hear the successes of Wabash Marketplace and the addition of Renata and the growth that is taking place in North Manchester with the Main Street project, looking at it from a tourism side of things, it is important to what I’m trying to accomplish to see

Manchester Fellowship Food Pantry offers help to those in need Dear editor, The Manchester Fellowship Food Pantry is still open at 500 N. Front St., North Manchester. We are open on Wednesday, 15 p.m. For emergencies, call 260-982-2325. We have been blessed with an assortment of food. We are here to serve anyone in the Manchester area who meets the financial requirements. One person can make $1,489 per month. A family of four can make $3,032 per month. We are still planning on moving in the north building as soon as the work is completed on the walk-in freezer. We are here to help the elderly and disabled. Mark your calendars for the Mail Carrier Food Drive on May 12. Pick-up will start at 9 a.m. or when your mail carrier arrives. I want to thank all the volunteers who have served in so many ways. To all who have given so generously. The people in North Manchester can be proud of themselves, you are always willing to help those in need. God bless all of you. Everyone have a wonderful summer and stay safe. We are in need of four tables and twelve chairs. Thanks. Rowena Greer Manager of Fellowship Food Pantry

these nonprofit organizations thrive, meet their goals and have strong leadership,” Flohr said. “I can bring in as many people as I want, but if our Downtown is starting to deteriorate, businesses looking to relocate.” “Community Development is the best economic development,” Skillman agreed. “I know that job creation and attraction is number one in every community today, but they have to be inclusive, not mutually exclusive. It has to be approached as one united effort. We’re not talking about big business locating, we’re talking about more people coming into our community and they will care about the schools and the shopping and the Downtown.” The group also discussed Wabash County’s focus on bringing young professionals into the community. Kim Pinkerton, president of the Wabash Chamber of Commerce, discussed the Honor Student Luncheon, leadership development workshops and the Young Professionals Network. “I’ve spoken to many young professionals organizations throughout the state, but typically they have been in South Bend or Evansville or more metropolitan areas,” Skillman said. “I saw them all intimately involved in the community and you knew that community was going to be sustainable because the

young people took such an active role in the leadership.” Kugler shared the work that the YMCA has collaborated with the local schools to accomplish, which includes a program to provide nutritious food to low-income families with children over the summer months. “We’re the only community in the State of Indiana that received a grant to expand this program and give out another 1,000 meals so that we’re sending kids home on the weekends with nutritious food,” he said. He also mentioned the water safety program that is being provided to fourth and fifth grade students at Wabash City Schools and a summer reading curriculum that will be tested in Wabash. “Our community is one of seven communities in the country that will beta test this curriculum out of East Charlotte that is demonstrating, instead of reduced reading levels, an improvement of four months over the summer time,” he said. “That’s through collaboration with the city, the schools, with businesses, with churches. We’re doing a lot of good stuff collectively because we have a spirit of collaboration.” Callahan shared the latest graduation statistics with the group and discussed why he feels that Wabash reported a graduation rate at six percent above the state average, even while

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reporting a rate of free and reduced lunches at 16 percent above the state average. He discussed how the county schools chose not to compete with each other during this time of economic strife. “I think it’s that collaboration, that sense of community, that sense that we all have a piece in this puzzle and I can’t think of a better community,” he said. “We have phenomenal faculty and staff, but it really speaks to this community.” “We know it’s been tough fiscal times for schools, it’s been tough for local units of government,” Skillman said. “It’s been tough at the state level as well, we have the fewest number of state employees since 1976; but often that’s when we become the most innovative and creative and we do reach out to create more partnerships to get things done. To me, that’s been one silver lining over the last three or four years.” Skillman’s second term as lieutenant governor will end this year.


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table discussions; state updates on staging; ISFA membership information; and a glance at the 2012 Fall Convention. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts provided by Lagro Good Ole Days. A welcome to the city will be given by City Council President Boo Salb.

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Wabash County Extension Homemakers Council extends scholarship deadline The Wabash County Extension H o m e m a k e r s Association will be giving two $200 scholarships to young people with first preference given to those studying some phase of consumer and family science beyond the high school level. If no applicants are received in the consumer and family science fields, others will be considered and should apply by April 6. Those applying are to be enrolled at a college or university for a two or four year program or at a trade school such as culinary arts or child development. The scholarship is available to both male and female students. For more information, visit

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NOTICE: I apologize to everyone who received an email from someone in my name asking for money. My email account was hacked. I pray that you realize this was not me and disregard this email. Due to this, I have a new email account, If you have me in your contacts at the old email address, please change it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Tom Skeens on March 28, Eric Sonafrank on March 29, Carol Bates, Victoria Holloway and Lynn Swain on March 30. Happy belated birthday to Lucy Vandermark on March 22. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: to Jim Robison and Patricia Walters on March 31 OUR CONDOLENCES to Rick Smalling and his family on the death of his

mother. THE LIBERTY BELLS met on March 7 at the Troyer Library. Hostess Cece Woods and Co-hostess Rosemary Barns gave inspirations on St. Patrick’s Day and joy. Fourteen members answered roll call with their reading points total. Achievement Day will be April 26. The program in the morning session will be with Linda Kuester speaking on “Harvay Girls” will be held at The Woman’s Clubhouse. A luncheon will follow. More details will be available at the next meeting. The district meeting will be on March 29 in Fulton County. International Night will be on March 22. Home and Family Conference will be June 12-15. The next meeting will be on April 3 at 7 p.m. with Hostess Janice Dawes. The lesson on exercise by Rosemary Barnes, and the health and safety lesson will be by Phyllis Poehler. TREATY CHURCH OF CHRIST Haiti Mission Team is preparing for their trip. Our 12-member team from Treaty will leave early (3:30 a.m.) on March 29 for an eight-day work trip to Cap Haitian with

Mathieu Alexandre. Please pray daily for our trip! L A F O N TA I N E “ASHLAND DAYS” FESTIVAL COMMITTEE met on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. The theme this year is Indiana Hall of Fame. Plans so far include rides, kiddie tractor pull, pet parade, Olders to the Lord, Small Town, Lions breakfast, parade, Smile Seekers, cornhole contest, Minute to Win It Contest, Poker Run, Liston Creek and God’s Country, The next meeting will be on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lions Room at the L a F o n t a i n e Community Building. The committee could use anyone who would like to help in any way they would or could. A L L - YO U - C A N EAT PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST on April 7, 8-11 a.m., at the L a F o n t a i n e Community Building. An Easter egg hunt will be held at school grounds at 10 a.m. This the annual Easter breakfast held by the LaFontaine Lions. L A F O N TA I N E C H R I S T I A N CHURCH YOUTH GROUP meets on Wednesday with the

junior high from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and high school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They are studying “What It Takes To Fly”. Find them online at The junior high event, “CIY Believe”, will be held April 20-21 at Anderson University. If you have any questions, please call Youth Minister Jared

Kidwell at 765-618-0883 or the church at 765981-2101. ARE YOU LOOKING for a different handbag or accessory item to compliment your wardrobe? Wabash County E x t e n s i o n Homemakers is holding a fundraiser on March 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Woman’s Clubhouse, Wabash. Items for sale will be

gently used purses, scarves, jewelry and accessories. Money raised through this sale will help fund the programs and community projects that E x t e n s i o n Homemakers sponsor. I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU to send your news and pictures to me by Thursday the week before The Paper comes out at

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Three organizations removed from Special Group Recognition License Plate Program At the written request of 20 Indiana Senators, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has reviewed allegations that the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) violated its professional services contract for participation in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program with the BMV by offering low-digit license plates for unauthorized monetary contributions. The BMV has determined that the IYG violated state law and I n d i a n a Administrative Code, along with Section 1.A.viii of the contract, and has suspended IYG’s further

participation in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program, effective March 16. After the Senators brought this violation to our attention, the BMV reviewed the websites of all other organizations currently participating in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program and found that the G r e e n w a y s Foundation and the Indiana 4-H Foundation have also violated state law and administrative code by publicizing the sale of low-digit special group license plates for their respective organizations. Therefore, the BMV is

also suspending their further participation in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program, effective March 16. No new plates will be issued for these three organizations after that date; however, plates already issued may be renewed until the Legislature alters or clarifies the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program. This decision was based on the Indiana Code limiting the fees that the BMV may collect to $25 and the Indiana Administrative Code prohibiting the unauthorized sale of low digit plates. This provision was originally added to the Indiana

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equipment that was left out from another grade. He was happy to help. Also, Brekken Melton held up the lunch line so that other students with trays could get through. Travis and Brekken were both nominated by Mrs. Mast. They received Wildcat Pride drawstring bags. SHARP CREEK MARCH DATES: March 28 and 29 the fourth grade students will go to Camp Tecumseh. March 30

to April 8 - Spring Break. School resumes on April 9. April 10-20 – NWEA Testing Window is open. April 11-15 – grade health presentation by Teresa Pulley. PHYSICAL EXAM I N F O R M AT I O N : The Northfield Athletic Department would like to let you know that Physical Day has been set for May 8 at Wabash High School. This is a simple and very inexpensive way to take care



of your child’s physical for this summer and the next school year. The doctors donate the $15 fee you pay back to the schools, so using this service helps you and the High School Athletic Departments as well. Please put this date on your calendar. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on April 1 (Palm Sunday) are: Worship Leader Brian Chamberlain; Liturgist - Melissa Wilcox; Head Usher Ed Fitch; Acolyte Collin Price; Nursery Attendants - John and Judy Eltzroth; Greeters - Terry and Carla Krom; Organist Janene Dawes; Pianist - Nancy Miller. Just a reminder that the 9:30 a.m. worship service for the Urbana Yoke Parish Church are now being held in St. Peter’s Church for the next six months. PRAYER CONCERNS: Continue to

roviding Compassion and Comfort.

THIS IS A PICTURE taken in the Urbana Community Building on March 10 of Victoria Plath receiving her Championship Ribbon Award from ECHO Track Offical Matt Snell for besting the competition on the F1 Track of Japan. Dillin Layne won the Championship of the Urbana Winter National ECHO Draging by shutting down the competition. This ECHO, Electric Car H O Scale Racing is officially over for this year. ECHO racing officials, Michael, Bonita and Matt Snell, want to thank the Urbana Lions Club for sponsoring ECHO Racing. This gave some of the Urbana youth an opportunity to have some fun with some ECHO Racing Competition during the winter months. (photo provided) remember Larry Smucker, Dean Dawes, Doris Mattern, Sam Powers, Larry Harrington, Jane Winebrenner, Brian Helvey, Robert Beck, Ardis (and Herb) Witkoske, Bonnie Merritt (the mother of Barb Dawes), and Muirel Tyson and Carol Hooker and Mike Meyer. BRUNCH BUNCH met at Pam’s Café on March 21 with the following people present: Phil and Jan

Weck, Chad and Peggy Dilling, Jim and Anne Bell, Max and Ruth Reed, Helen Dawes, Wanda Denny, Donna Russell and Sharon Gilbert. B I R T H D AY S : March 29 - Pamela Peas, Shawn (Myers) Flora. March 30 Cameron Dawes. March 31 - Janet Chamberlain, John Eltzroth, Shirley Anderson. April 1 Wendel/Wayne Dawes, Barb Dawes, Bev Faust, Julia Martin, James Payne,

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good news for Indiana. Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in January from a revised rate of 8.9 percent the previous month. “The academic research and many forecasters use the growth of the labor force as a leading indicator of recovery, so this is good news for the state,” says Hicks, director of Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). “More importantly, the job creation numbers are at the level to have us back to nearly full employment by winter. That’s a big contrast to the nation as a whole, which is more than three years away from recovery. “


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KIDS KLUB: The final week of Kids Klub for the 2011-2012 school year will be March 28. A special guest will present the lesson and a pizza dinner will be served. THE EASTER EGG HUNT will be held April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Lagro Community Building. Children from toddlers to age 12 are wel-

come. LAGRO GOOD OLE DAYS FAIR BOARD will host a beef and noodles supper on April 21 at the Lagro Community Building. LINCOLNVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is accepting applications for firefighters. Anyone interested in applying should contact the Lagro Township Trustee or the Lincolnville Fire Chief. WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GUILD of the Lagro United Methodist Church met March 20 at the church with Cathy Duhamell as hostess. Those answering roll call included Monica Sparling, Libby Cook, Diane Burcroff, Clara Swan, Cathy Duhamell, Amanda

Lyons and Missy Swan. President Diane Burcroff conducted the business meeting. The Guild will purchase Easter lilies for the sanctuary. It was also decided to have a spring cleaning day on April 28 with a list of tasks that need done for those interesting in participating that cannot attend that day. The next meeting will be April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the church with Libby Cook as hostess. It will be the annual salad party. LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH: Pastor Rick Borgman will give the sermon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saviorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Words: It is Finishedâ&#x20AC;?, during the 9 a.m. worship service on April 1. Scripture reading will

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Dear editor, The Manchester Fellowship Food Pantry is still open at 500 N. Front St., North Manchester. We are open on Wednesday, 15 p.m. For emergencies, call 260-982-2325. We have been blessed with an assortment of food. We are here to serve anyone in the Manchester area who meets the financial requirements. One person can make $1,489 per month. A family of four can make $3,032 per month. We are still planning on moving in the north building as soon as the work is completed on the walk-in freezer. We are here to help the elderly and disabled.

Mark your calendars for the Mail Carrier Food Drive on May 12. Pick-up will start at 9 a.m. or when your mail carrier arrives. I want to thank all the volunteers who have served in so many ways. To all who have given so generously. The people in North Manchester can be proud of themselves, you are always willing to help those in need. God bless all of you. Everyone have a wonderful summer and stay safe. We are in need of four tables and twelve chairs. Thanks. Rowena Greer Manager of Fellowship Food Pantry

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cles driven by Vanessa Skaggs, 17, Silver Lake, and Camron Gressley, 20, Wabash, collided on Vermont Street. March 19 At 3:43 p.m., a vehicle driven by Tyler Miller, 20, Wabash, was involved in an accident on Canal Street near Miami Street. March 18 At 10:14 a.m., vehicles driven by Mary Stephens, 63, Wabash, and Nathan Fry, 35, Wabash, collided on East Street near State Street. March 17 At 11:46 a.m., vehicles driven by Elizabeth Harrell, 79, Wabash, and Sue White, 70, Wabash, collided in the parking lot at 1553 N. Cass St., Wabash. Citations March 21 Randy Cobb, 42, Leavenworth, disregarding an automatic signal Michael Baber, 25, Peru, speeding

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Citations March 20 Pamela Strasser, 37, North Manchester, cited for barking dog, dog at large March 19 Kelly Ratliff, 39, North Manchester, operating while suspended Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department

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March 23 Kevin Burcham, 25, Huntington, revocation of probation March 22 Nicholas Lawson, 29, Huntington court order Alyssa Sapienza, 20, Livona, Mich., revocation of probation Jeffery Shelton, 18, Wabash, possession of a hypodermic needle, maintaining a common nuisance, visiting a common nuisance March 21 A n t h o n y Shanabarger, 19, Wabash, public intoxication, resisting law enforcement Terry Hensley, 19, Detroit, Mich., fraud, revocation of probation

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Annabelle Pressler, 98 Member of First Baptist Church Jan. 18, 1914 – March 19, 2012

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Lawrence Bonewitz, 88 Veteran U.S. Army April 24, 1923 – March 24, 2012 Lawrence L. Bonewitz, 88, North Manchester, passed away on March 24, 4:50 p.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington. He was born on April 24, 1923, in North Manchester, to Ira and Esther (Penn) Bonewitz. He married Betty Steele on April 7, 1946; she survives. He was employed at Manchester Foundry for 36 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wabash. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1943 until 1945 during World War II. Mr. Bonewitz enjoyed playing the organ, gardening and playing with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ron (Pattie) Bonewitz and Randy (Todd Dellinger) Bonewitz, both of North Manchester; three daughters, Nancy Bonewitz of North Manchester, Paula (Dean) Damron of Rochester and Linda (Dan) Strombeck of North Webster; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son, Michael Bonewitz; a step-grandson; a brother; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held March 28, 4 p.m., at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Elder David Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call on March 28, noon to 4 p.m., at McKee Mortuary. Preferred memorial contributions are to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962. Condolences for the family of Mr. Bonewitz may be sent at

Annabelle R. Pressler, 98, Wabash, passed away March 19, 10:10 pm, at Miller’s Merry Manor-East, Wabash. She was born in Wabash on Jan. 18, 1914, to the late Christian Monroe and Elizabeth (Rennaker) Clupper. She married Eugene L. Pressler on March 23, 1936 in Greenfield. He passed away Sept. 14, 1985. She grew up in Treaty, graduating from LaFontaine High School in 1932. Mrs. Pressler worked in her younger years at A. F. Billings making Christmas ornaments. She later worked at B. Walter (Table Slides). She attended nursing school and worked as an aide at Wabash County Hospital and Miller’s Merry Manor - East, Wabash. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Robert G. Pressler, Indianapolis, and Ronald A. (Judy) Pressler, Wabash; a daughter, Janice K. (Patrick) Flinn, Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Ashley A. Pressler, Portland, Ore., Andrew B. Pressler, Indianapolis, Daniel P. (Elena) Flinn, Anthem, Ariz., and Jennifer (Volkmar) von Sehlen, Missoula, Mont.; two great grandchildren, Kirsten E. Pressler, Plymouth, and Anastasiya J. Flinn, Anthem, Ariz. Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Floyd Clupper. Services were held on March 24 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine. Pastor Larry Hubartt officiated the services. Burial followed in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Zion’s Hope, P.O. Box 121048, Clermont, FL 34712. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Charles Butrin, 93 Member First Brethren Church Nov. 21, 1918 – March 15, 2012 Charles T. Butrin, 93, North Manchester, passed away on March 15, 10:04 a.m., at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Canton, Ohio, to George and Sofia (Avram) Buturian. He married Virginia Ogburn on July 6, 1946; she preceded him in death on July 5, 2009. Mr. Butrin was a retired Baptist minister and professor of Biblical studies at Faith Baptist Bible College, Des Moines, Iowa, and Grand Rapids School of Bible & Music. He was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester. He is survived by two daughters, Beverly McCoy of Winona Lake and Patti Dolan of Kentwood, Mich.; a brother, John Buturain of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Along with his wife, he is preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Graveside services and burial will be held on March 28, 2 p.m., at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 2894 Patterson SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. A memorial service will be held on March 31, 4 p.m., at First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester. Pastor Ron Burns will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Preferred memorial contributions are to Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962, or First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, IN 46962. Condolences for the family of Mr. Butrin may be sent at

Wabash • LaFontaine Melvin Cook, 66 Member Prices Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church June 22, 1945 – March 17, 2012

Melvin E. Cook, 66, Eldorado, Ohio, passed away on March 17 at the Brooksville Regional Hospital, Brooksville, Fla. He was born on June 22, 1945, in Kosciusko County, to Edward E. and Francis M. (Geiser) Cook. He was a member of the Prices Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Eldorado, Ohio, and was a retired truck driver. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ella Cook of Eldorado, Ohio; daughters, Michaela (Arlen) Bower of Wellman, Iowa, Dorinda (Jesse) Bowman of Rocky Mountain, Va., and Jenny (Randy) Moore of Silver Lake; 16 grandchildren; sisters, Martha (Church) Burbank and Marilyn (Carl) Shankster, both of Silver Lake; brothers, Alvin (Connie) Cook of Silver Lake, Jeff (Pam) Cook of Claypool and Eldon (Becky) Cook of North Manchester; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Prices Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church, three miles south of Eldorado, Ohio, on SR 726, on March 25 with Home Brethren Officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions are to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

Donald Brubaker, 86 Member Old German Baptist Church Oct. 3, 1925 – March 19, 2012

Donald William Brubaker, 86, North Manchester, died at 1:55 p.m. on March 19 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born on Oct. 3, 1925, in Wabash, to Milton and Mabel (Renicker) Brubaker. He married Elsie Skiles, in Mulberry, on Dec. 14, 1946; she survives. Mr. Brubaker was a 1943 graduate of Laketon High School. He retired from Cyclone Seeder, Urbana, farmed most of his life, drove a school bus for Manchester Community Schools for 15 years, and also was a school crossing guard for several years. He was a member of the Old German Baptist Church, North Manchester. Mr. Brubaker loved children and young adults. Along with his wife, he is survived by three children, Rosalyn (Allan) Boocher of South Whitley, Joe A. (Kim) Brubaker and Susan Applegate, both of North Manchester; a foster daughter, Glenna (Isaac) Bowers of Palestine, Ohio; sister, Marilyn (Dale) Thompson Flora of Laketon; seven grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Brubaker, who died Nov. 25, 1984; his grandson, Troy Boocher; and his brother, J. Arthur Brubaker. Funeral services were held at Old German Baptist Church, SR 13, North Manchester, on March 22 with Steve Kingery officiating. Burial was in the Old German Baptist Church Cemetery. The memorial guest book for Mr. Brubaker may be signed at


Mary Harper, 85 North Manchester Resident July 28, 1926 – March 19, 2012

Mary F. Harper, 85, North Manchester, passed away on March 19, 3:20 a.m., at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born on July 28, 1926, in Hopkinsville, Ky., to Thomas Kelly and Idell (Knight) Walker. She married Jack N. Harper, he preceded her in death on June 11, 1994. Mrs. Harper retired from Controls Co. of America, North Manchester, in 1990. She attended Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star and Women of the Moose, all of North Manchester. She is survived by sons, Charles D. (Sandy) Harper of South Whitley and William N. (Trish) Harper of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Cheryl (Richard) Conroy of North Webster; brother, Thomas Walker of El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral services were held on March 23 at McKee Mortuary, SR 114 W, North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Preferred memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, IN 46962, or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Harper may be sent at

B. Rosann Custer, 83 Member Wabash Friends Church July 26, 1928 – March 20, 2012

B. Rosann Custer, 83, of rural North Manchester, Indiana, died at 4:47 p.m. on March 20 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born July 26, 1928, in Liberty Mills, to Dale and Edna (Frushour) Heeter. She married Gene Custer at the First Brethren Church in North Manchester on Oct. 24, 1947. Mrs. Custer was a 1946 graduate of Chester High School. She served 10 years as the Chester Township 4-H leader. She was a member of the Wabash Friends Church for 64 years, serving her church at many levels, including Sunday School superintendent of the Children’s Department, and 4-H fair food booth chairman. She opened her home to many missionaries and church servants of all denominations. She was a faithful helpmate to her husband for 64 years. She is survived by her husband, Gene Custer of North Manchester; four children, Rod (Shirley) Custer of Hartford City, Kip Gaerte of Silver Lake, Taphanie (Marvin) Blocher of North Manchester and Tad Custer of San Jose, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Troy (Rhonda) Custer of Silver Lake, Todd (Heather) Custer of North Manchester, Angela Custer of Nashville, Tenn., Nick (Amanda) Gaerte of Silver Lake, Heath (Lori) Gaerte of Warsaw, Andy (Shana) Blocher of North Manchester and Benji (Aimee) Blocher of Roann. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Seth Gaerte, and her brother, Richard Heeter. Funeral services were held at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. SR 13, Wabash, on March 25 with David Phillips officiating. Entombment was in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Arrangements were entrusted to Grandstaff-Hentgen. The memorial guestbook for Mrs. Custer may be signed at

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Edith Kester, 85 Member Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church April 7, 1926 – March 19, 2012 Edith Kester, 85, Wabash, died at 10:45 a.m. on March 19 at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash. She was born on April 7, 1926, in Van Lear, Ky., to Amos and Clara (Ratliff) Music. She married Frederick E. Kester, in Wabash, on Dec. 14, 1944; he died Dec. 19, 2005. She retired from General Tire, Wabash. She was a member of the Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, antiquing, sewing, crocheting and attending flea markets. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Jean Honeycutt and Sandra “Sue” (Mike) Pilgrim, both of Wabash; two brothers, Clarence (Linda) Music and Everett Music, both of Wabash; sister, Erma Blair of Van Lear, Ky.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on March 23 with Scott Real officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Kester may be signed at

Betty Duffy, 89 Member First Brethren Church April 30, 1922 – March 22, 2012 Betty Alice Duffy, 89, North Manchester, died at 11:20 p.m. on March 22 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born April 30, 1922, in Huntington County, to Ray Sr. and Mabel (Kreider) Warren. She married Marshall Harold Duffy on Nov. 27, 1946, in North Manchester; he died Nov. 24, 1982. Mrs. Duffy was a 1940 graduate of Chester High School. She was a cook at Manchester Elementary School 28 years, and was a member of the North Manchester First Brethren Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching her grandkids and was a collector of spoons. She is survived by two children, Scott Duffy of Charlotte, N.C., and Marsha (Mark) Jones of North Manchester; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Duffy; her sister, Marily Beck; and two brothers, Dennis Warren and Ray Warren, Jr. Funeral services will be held at GrandstaffHentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, on March 28 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Kurt Stout and Rev. Chad McAtee officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Friends may call on March 27, 3-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society. The memorial guestbook for Mrs. Duffy may be signed at

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Defendant Mark S. Passwater and Defendant Tonya L. Passwater to Crossroads Bank – Wabash, Sheriff ’s Deed, Bent & Hutchens Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 6 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land, Defendant Mark S. Passwater and Defendant Tonya L. Passwater to Crossroads Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Roots Addition, South

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Helen Shear, 99 Member Lagro United Methodist Church Dec. 1, 1912 – March 19, 2012

Helen Louise Shear, 99, rural Lagro, died at 7 p.m. on March 19 at Miller’s Merry Manor West, Wabash. She was born on Dec. 1, 1912, in Lincolnville, to Bert, Sr. and Clara (Whitcraft) Campbell. She married Charles R. Shear, Sr., in Jonesboro, on June 17, 1933; he died June 25, 1975. She was a 1930 graduate of Lagro High School and a homemaker. She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, where she was treasurer 21 years, and taught Bible School. She was also a member of the Hopewell Memorial Association. She lived in the Jonesboro area from 1948-1954. She is survived by five children, Charles R. “Chuck” (Sheryl) Shear, Jr. of Marion, Jerry Shear of West Lafayette, Norma Lovejoy of Fort Wayne, Larry (Sharon) Shear of Urbana and Ed (Becky) Shear of Wabash; two sisters, Ethel Hoch of Wabash and Irene Campbell of Summitville; two brothers, Earl (Ada Mae) Campbell of Findlay, Ohio, and Dan Campbell of Upland; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Rochford; three sisters; three brothers; one grandson; and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at Lagro United Methodist Church, 1100 Main St., Lagro, on March 24 with Rev. Rick Borgman officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro. Preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Shear may be signed at

J. Edward Gilbert, 92 Member Manchester Church of the Brethren Dec. 23, 1919 – March 25, 2012

J. Edward Gilbert, 92, North Manchester, passed away on March 25, 3:05 a.m., at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born on Dec. 23, 1919, in North Manchester, to Elmer and Ina (McFarland) Gilbert. He married Mildred L. Morris on June 9, 1945; she survives. He was a vocational agriculture teacher at Northwestern School Corp., Kokomo, for 32 years, retiring in 1978. Following retirement from education, he worked at Ortman Well Drilling, Kokomo, for 11 years. He was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren. He was a conscientious objector in Civilian Public Service during World War II. He graduated from Chester High School at North Manchester, attended Manchester College and graduated from Purdue University. Along with his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Janice Gilbert Hurst of McPherson, Kan., Janean Gilbert of Indianapolis and Janelle Gilbert Hoffmann of New Haven, Mo.; two sisters, Virginia Balsbaugh of North Manchester and Josephine (Orlo) Hibbs of Columbia City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce, who died in 1951; a brother; and four sisters. Funeral services will be held on March 30, 3 p.m., at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester. Pastor Karen Eberly and Chaplain Steve Crain will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call on March 30, 1-3 p.m., at Timbercrest Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W, North Manchester. Preferred memorial contributions are to On Earth Peace, PO Box 188, New Windsor, MD 21776, or Bread for the World, 425 Third St. SW Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20024. Condolences for the family of Mr. Gilbert may be sent at

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Factory Addition, Wabash, Lot: 16 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land, Defendant Mark S. Passwater and Defendant Tonya L. Passwater to First Merchants Bank, Sheriff ’s Deed, Bent & Hutchens Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 5 Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Angela Kay Pier to Bank of New York Mellon, Sheriff ’s Deed, Kendalls Addition, LaFontaine, Lot: Pt. 3 Block: 10 Elizabeth A. Fuller to MLCR LP, Warranty Deed, Albers Phillip Addition, Wabash, Multiple lots / Blocks Glorea A. Bell to Kyle A. Metzger, Warranty Deed, 32-306 Vern R. Penner to Keith V. Myers, Warranty Deed, 24-297 Multple Parcels Keith V. Myers to R. Todd Miller, Warranty Deed, 24-297 GMAC Mortgage LLC to Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Warranty Deed, Sissons Addition, LaFontaine, Lot: 7 Charles Hunt to Vernon Mollette and Rita J. Mollette, Quitclaim Deed, Board of Trade Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Danny Heflin to Danny J. Heflin and Christina Heflin, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Subdivision Lots Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land and Defendant Pamela J. Rose to Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Sheriff ’s Deed, Roots Addition, South Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Dale-Niccum Land Partnership to State of Indiana, Warranty Deed, 25-29-6 Rhea Kirby to Richard L. Kirby and Patricia M. Kirby, Warranty Deed, 19-276 Multiple Parcels Ileen L. Silvers and Deceased Alvin Laroine Silvers to Ileen L. Silvers, Quitclaim Deed, Parkers Addition, LaFontaine, Lot: Pt. 8 Block: 10 Housing and Urban D e v e l o p m e n t Secretary to GMAC Mortgage LLC, Quitclaim Deed, Eastern Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 10 Jason K. Lyons and

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Ernest Ray Young, 87, Hobe Sound, Fla., died at 2:40 p.m. on March 16 at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Fla. He was born June 27, 1924, in Roann, to William Lloyd and Minnie O. (Steele) Young. He married Doris Ruth Warren, in Roann, on June 3, 1946; she died Sept. 26, 2011. Mr. Young was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from Fisher Body, Marion, after 22 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Stuart, Fla. He is survived by two children, Nancy (Glenn) Dyrhaug of Elkhart and Allen (Debra) Young of Sebastian, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Andrew L. (Patricia) Young of Wabash; and two sisters, Mary Alice Driskell of Magnolia Springs, Ala., and Flossie (Gilbert) Callaway of Foley, Ala. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Young, and his sister, Marian Young. Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on March 24 with Glenn Dyrhaug and Pieter Leas officiating. Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. The memorial guest book for Mr. Young may be signed at

Mark Alan Lutz, 51, Somerset, died March 22, 12:15 a.m., at his home. He was born April 2, 1960 in Wabash, Indiana to Jack L. and Mabel (Clark) Lutz. He married Johnetta Wells in Manitou Springs, Colo. on April 23, 1992. Mr. Lutz graduated from Northfield High School in 1978, and attended Indiana University one year. He was a tool and die maker at Chrysler in Kokomo, for 24 years. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 1166, Kokomo. He loved fishing, gardening, boating, traveling, his home, and was an avid IU fan. He was a devoted husband and father. Mr. Lutz is survived by his wife, Johnetta Lutz, Somerset; three sons, Keith Lutz, Wabash, Derek Lutz and Samuel Lutz, both of Somerset; parents, Jack and Mabel Lutz. Wabash; two sisters, Diana (Ed) Barber, Trafalgar, Ind., and Marty (Ed) Holycross, Bunker Hill. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Preferred memorial is American Cancer Society. The memorial guest book for Mr. Lutz may be signed at

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WE HAVE BEEN SPOILED with this nice weather. I hope it continues cause all the plants are budding out and blooming. ROMAN SOLDIERS are credited with inventing the game of horseshoes around the year 100 A.D. It was played in Roman army camps. A m e r i c a n Revolutionary War soldiers pitched horseshoes, and it was said that the

Duke of Wellington declared the war was won by the pitchers of steel, meaning horseshoes. The game became popular in both America and Canada. It didn’t have set rules until 1914. Around that time, a group of men established rules and standardized equipment. In 1920, the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America was incorporated. Today, the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association includes a federation of 60 charters from Canada and the United States. The federations include numerous club and individual members. The game has gone international and has been introduced to numerous countries including Australia, England, Israel, Italy, Russia


and Sweden. This association estimates there are more than 15 million horseshoe enthusiasts enjoying the game, playing in t o u r n a m e n t s leagues, backyards and recreational areas. Pitching horseshoes is a popular outdoor game, adaptable for people of all ages. It is well suited for family gatherings, group picnics and park-like settings. Because it requires minimal equipment and setup, it is adaptable as a portable game. Many public parks have horseshoe pits for its visitors. Wabash County has over 150 Horseshoe pitchers. The North Manchester Parks and Recreation Board were excited when Larry Hively and Brian Howell took it upon them-

selves to update the horseshoe pits at Warvel Park, North Manchester. The sand pits have concrete runners with handicap, women and seniors accessibility. Brian and Larry are starting a Manchester and Laketon league at Warvel Park. Larry Hively is offering classes for new horseshoe pitchers on Sundays at 3 p.m. For more information, call Larry Hively, 260-982-9731 or Brian Howell, 734560-9431. THE SEWER MEETING will be held on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. There is a need for a few more Income Surveys to be turned in. This is an important step to help keep the individual household cost down. This could save as much as $20 per month

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operation is much appreciated. From Kraig Ahlfeld, Township Trustee. THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Women’s Fellowship met at the church on March 15. Vice President Jenny Richardson opened the meeting by asking each lady to share how she saves money on groceries. A mother/daughter brunch will honor all mothers on May 12, at 10:30 a.m. The theme will be “Music in My Mother’s House”. Guest performers will be the Fulton County Melody Makers, Purdue Extension. In other business, the ladies will serve the Roann Alumni April 27. The next Sew Day will be to make bibs and lap robes for Millers Merry Manor. Rachel Hoppes gave devotions from this year’s devotional book, by Karen Kingsbury. The devotional was based on Jer. 29:11. Penny Tackett shared her sensible way of shopping locally with coupons. Donna Stiver closed the meeting with prayer. (From the minutes of the Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship) THE COMMUNITY Good Friday service will be held at the Roann Christian Church on April 6 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Wayne Balmer, pastor of the Roann United Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend. The Christian Church is located on the corner of Allen and Arnold Street in Roann. THE ANNUAL children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the tractor pulling field (weather permitting) on April 7 at 10 a.m. Russell Krom reported that the first tractor pull of the sea-

IT’S SPRING IN ROANN! The Abshire cabin and historic jail, located in Downtown Roann, are adorned with the beauty of flowering trees; heralding in the warmer weather. (photo by Joy Harber) Draper, son will be on June 30. Philip (From the minutes of Danielle Ross, Brian the Roann Lions Club) Myers, Brian Ford, THE COMMUNI- Robin Van Buskirk, TY EASTER Sunrise Debra Tillman, Ryan Service will be held in Meyer, DeLaney the Roann United Powell, Bayli Brianne Methodist Church, Birk, Mary Lou and a sunrise break- Musselman, Bailey fast will be hosted in Ann Swihart, Mike the fellowship hall, on Schuler, Jessica April 8. The commu- Cuttriss, Susan Roth, nity churches will be David Doud, Bob helping both with the Dyson, Jim Bell, and service and the meal. Jack Dyson. (From the The public is invited Roann Community to come and share in Calendar) this event. H A P P Y THE ROANN COVANNIVERSARY this ERED BRIDGE week to: Mr. and Mrs. Festival Committee Roger Emley, Mr. and will be having a Mrs. Dan Schuler, and R i c h v a l l e y Tenderloin meal on Mr. and Mrs. Von (From the April 14 from 11 a.m. Krom. Roann Community to 7 p.m. THE ROANN Calendar) ROANN NEWS METRO Baseball League is looking for ITEMS may be sent to sponsors and dona- my e-mail address at tions for the 2012 sea- roannhappenings@ya son. They are also in, or you may need of T-ball and call me at the phone Major League coach- number listed. The es. If interested, or for deadline for news to more information, appear in the next please call Gina at week’s issue of the paper is Tuesday at 260-330-9419. HAPPY BIRTH- noon. It would be best DAY this week to: to submit timely news Kevin Van Duyne, items two weeks in Tom Floor, Jason advance.

March 28, 2012


Manchester boys’ track falls in season opener to Oak Hill

by Eric Christiansen The boys’ track team started its season with a tough 80-50 loss to Oak Hill last week. Winning events for the Squires were the 400m relay team of Kegan McNeeley, Preston Penrod, Jacob Casper, and Tom Naragon (45.2), and the 1600m relay team of McNeeley, Casper, Micah McDaniel, and Naragon (3:45). “Preston had an amazing lead leg out of the blocks in the 400m, and Kegan just flies to the finish. His anchor legs in both events were unbelievably quick,” Cassel said. Also winning events were McNeeley in the 100m dash (11.3)

and the 200m dash (23.3), Matthew FahsBrown in the 3200 run (10:50), and Cole Sellers in the discus ( 1 2 3 ’ ) . Sellers was second in the shot put (40’6), while Fahs-Brown was second in the 1600m run (5:01). Brodie Carter was second in 110m hurdles (18.0) and the 300m hurdles (45.7). Carter was third in the high jump (5’ 8”), while Casper was third in the 200m dash (24.3), and Sam Rhoades was third in the discus (107’). “The guys were very competitive,” Cassel said. “We need to work out a few kinks, but overall, we should have a very good season.” Tie with

Southwood The Squires needed a come from behind win in the 1600m relay to pull out a 61-61 tie against Southwood. The team of Casper, Naragon, McDaniel and McNeeley won with a time of 3:40.8. McNeeley took the final hand-off 30 yards behind Southwood, but pulled it out at the finish line. The 400m relay team of Penrod, McNeeley, Naragon and Casper also won with a time of 45.8. McNeeley also won the 100m dash (11.3) and the 200m dash (23.7), while Carter won the 110m hurdles (17.2), and FahsBrown won the 3200m run (10:45.8). Coming in second

place were Penrod in the 100m dash (11.7) and the 200m dash (24.2), Fahs-Brown in the 1600m run (4:58.8), Carter in the high jump (5’6”) and the 300m hurdles (44.7), Sellers in the shot put (44 3 1/2”) and the discus (126’ 4 1/2”), Dalton Tharp in the 400m dash (58.4), and Gunner Ream in the long jump (17’ 1/4”). Finishing in third place was Ream in the 110m hurdles (17.7), Dustin Boyd in the discus (111’ 6”), Ashton Bolinger in the 800m run (2:24.4), and Casper in the 200m dash (24.9). “We really stood out in the sprint department,” Cassel said. “All in all, it was a beautiful night and an excellent meet.”

THE MANCHESTER BOYS’ TRACK TEAM began their season with an 80-50 loss to Oak Hill. (photo provided)

Lady Knights pick up first win

WABASH’S KELSIE THOMAS pulls ahead of the field during the Northfield 4-Way held March 25 at Northfield High School. Wabash defeated the Norse in both the boys and girls meets while falling to Churubusco. (photo by Gary Andrews)

by Gary Andrews The Southwood Lady Knight softball team picked up their first win of the season March 22 with a 7-5 win over Elwood. The win evens Southwood’s record at 1-1. The Knights jumped out early, scoring 2 runs in the top of the first, 1 in the third and 1 in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead before Elwood scored 3 in the bottom of the fourth to draw within one.

Both teams would score twice in the fifth to leave Southwood leading 6-5. The Knights scored one more in the sixth, then pitcher Jenny Bentley shut Elwood down, holding them scoreless the last two innings for the 7-5 win. Jenny Bentley dominated on the mound, pitching 7 innings, allowing 7 hits, striking out 13 with no walks. O f f e n s i v e l y,

Courtney Simpson was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Jenny Bentley was 2 for 4 with 1 rbi and 2 runs scored. Logan Hensley was 2 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. Allie Enyeart was 1 for 3 with a double and 1 rbi. Sarah White was 1 for 3 and scored a run. Jessica Foley was 1 for 3 with a sac bunt and scored a run. The junior varsity lost to Huntington 204.

Manchester College golf Bluffton avoids series sweep with places 11th at Mt. St. Joseph Invite

2-1 win over Manchester College M a n c h e s t e r dropped a 2-1 loss to Bluffton March 25, as Bluffton avoided a three-game sweep by Manchester following MC’s two wins on

March 24. Manchester’s Dylan Padgett took the loss, throwing three strikeouts in nine complete innings. Corey Marchant

went 2-3 on the day as he hit his seventh homerun of the year. Cody Schell went 1-3 to combine for all three of MC’s hits on the day.

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Manchester falls to 10-8 on the year, 2-1 in the conference. They will face Franklin in a three-game series starting March 30 at 4:15 p.m.

Manchester’s men’s golf team kicked off the spring portion of their season over the weekend with an 11th place finish at the Mount St. Joseph Invite. Manchester fired a 344-340/684, while

Transylvania won the event with a 587. Leading the way for MC was Dylan Crosley, who shot an 88-79/167 and tied for 53rd. Brecken Kennedy shot an 8389/172 to tie for 67th, Patrick McNinch tied

for 71st with an 8886/174. Tyler Shearer and D.K. DeLong tied for 76th, each shooting a 176. Manchester returns to action this weekend at the Hanover Invitational.

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Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre announce free spring break activities For those spending their spring break closer to home, the Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre in Wabash are offering

free activities April 2-4. April 2 - 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Family Skating. Slow-paced skating in the

Honeywell Center Rink for beginners. - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Intermediate Skating. For more experienced skaters. - 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.: The Goonies (PG) plays at Eagles Theatre. April 3 - 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.: Art Exploration workshop in Legacy Hall (Gym). Participants in these workshops will learn about abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky and then join in making their own work in his style. There will also be a group project that ties into the Art of Dance workshop on Thursday.

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- 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Oceans (G) plays at Eagles Theatre. April 4 - 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Family Skating - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Intermediate Skating. - 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Family Skating. - 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Rango (PG) plays at Eagles Theatre. April 5 - 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.: Art of Dance Workshop. This open to all ages workshop combines art and dance using the work of Tuesday’s Art Exploration workshop featured artist as well as the workshop’s group project. These workshops will take place in Legacy Hall (Gym). In addition, a free lunch in Eugenia’s Restaurant will be offered Monday through Thursday for kids under 12 ordering off the kids menu (adult entrée purchase required). The Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre are owned and operated by the Honeywell Foundation that is able to provide activities like these through the generous support of its donors.

Artistica Gallery to hold contest of paintings of historical Wabash buildings Artistica Gallery will be sponsoring a contest of paintings of historical architectural buildings, homes or churches in the City of Wabash. Artists are invited to contact the Gallery for guidelines to enter this contest. Paintings will be available for public viewing from Aug. 19 until Sept. 16. Artists can paint with oils, acrylics, pastels or watercolors in a 16x20 or larger size; either plein aire or from a photograph. Pictures are not to be matted or framed. The Gallery will accept paintings Aug. 10 and 11. A fee will be charged to accept paintings. There will be no fee if your work is not accepted. A critique on why a painting is not accepted is available for a small fee. A list of historic

architectural houses, government and civic buildings and churches is available for artists to select from if desired. “I want artists to know the Gallery is interested in paintings that will be appealing to the public’s eye,” said Joyce DeVore, gallery manager. “The Gallery has been getting requests for some specific locations and I’ve decided to have a contest for paintings rather than a regular art show. Everyone can win in this unusual contest and show.” A group of three or four artists will select three paintings, based on how well the artwork makes the painting appealing to the viewer, and Gallery personnel will choose a winner. Depending on the amount of paintings received,

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AARP Knight’s Fish Fry raises $800 trips planned

Scrapbooking retreat to be held June 1-3 Imagine, an entire weekend of scrapbooking. Take your scrapbooking skills to a new level (or start from scratch) at the 2012 Scrapbooking Retreat at Manchester College. Learn how to get organized, plan layouts, incorporate creative elements and share your stories through scrapbooking. It’s time to register for the 6th annual ultimate scrapbooking weekend June 1-3 on the North Manchester campus. Participants can spend the entire

weekend on campus or commute. Either way, expect lots of opportunities to gather tips from Creative Memories consultant Sue Hooley. Each of the anticipated 50 participants will have personal 6foot tables for spreading out scrapbooking materials, tools and projects for the entire weekend. Each table will have a comfy, adjustable chair. Hooley will teach classes and have supplies available for purchase. There’s more: all

meals are included, free wireless Internet, a movie night, games and giveaways. Suite-like rooms on campus with private baths, towels and linen service - are included in the weekend package. The retreat begins on the afternoon of June 1 and ends at 1 p.m. on June 3. In addition, certified massage therapists will visit campus June 2 to offer massages and spa foot treatments for purchase. To reserve a spot,


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Spring is just around the corner so it is time to take a oneday trip. The Whitley County AARP will be taking trips again this year to Bearcreek Farms. The first trip will be on April 27. They will see Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nonsense. The show, a great buffet luncheon and the trip will all be included in the cost. Reservations must be made by April 18 by calling Betty Mink at 260-723-6044. Checks should be made out to AARP and mailed to Betty Mink, 5534 W. SR 14, South Whitley, IN 46787. They will be seeing two shows this year with players from Branson. The first one will be June 8, Branson on the Road. The trips this year are all on Fridays. If you have any questions, call Betty Mink at 260-723-6044.

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meet every Thursday night in the Congregational Christian Church, corner of 4th & Walnut streets in North Manchester. Call 260-9822882 if you have any questions. As I said previously, I am excited to print this information because Pastor JP Freeman and his congregation have realized the need to address the needs of our children. I see too many children that slip through the proverbial crack and don’t get the attention, love and ministering that they really need. If you know of a child that would benefit from this program, don’t just tell them about it, put them in the car and join them because you will find your heart will receive a blessing as well. SILENT AUCTION: The Garber-Simmons Senior Center (a United Fund agency) will be holding its annual fundraiser with a Silent Auction on April 13. The auction will be held at the Town Life Center, 603 Bond St., North Manchester. The doors

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will open at 6 p.m. with the bidding starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. There will be door prizes, light refreshments and entertainment by the Manchester College Jazz Band. Items for the auction that night will include gift certificates from local business, jewelry, gently used Vera Bradley bags, an afghan, books and many more items. New items are arriving daily. Admission is free. For more information, call the Senior Center at 260982-0535. NORTH MANCHESTER GOES GREEN: On April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Manchester goes Green is a free Earth Day event, sponsored by the North Manchester Public Library to educate the citizens of North Manchester about the importance of preserving the future through green life styles. Come to this event to learn what you can do to help save the planet, even in our small town. Come learn about gardening, composting, reuse, recy-

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The Battle of the Books winners announced The Wabash Carnegie Public Library would like to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Battle of the Books. L a F o n t a i n e Elementary triumphed in the fourth and fifth grade competition. Southwood won the middle school competition in their seventh victory. The elementary competition for fourth and fifth grade students took place at Heartland Career Center on March 19 and March 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The middle school competition, consisting of students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades, took place at the library on March 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sharp Creek, W. C. Mills, Emmanuel C h r i s t i a n , L a F o n t a i n e , Southwood and St. Bernard Catholic School students matched wits in the elementary competition. Southwood, Wabash Middle School, Sharp Creek, and St. Bernard’s Catholic School participated in the middle school battle. The Youth Services staff of the Wabash Carnegie Public Library selected the titles and purchased the books for the competition. Elementary

THE LAFONTAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Battle of the Books Team won the elementary Battle of the Books competition. The team included: front row, (from left) Sherry Yenna, sponsor, Cara Kowalczuk, Adam Spaulding, Courtney Gray, Jessica Brubaker, Caroline Oliver; middle row, Dustin Hamilton; back row, Courtney Andrick, Ashley Lengel, Liam McGouldrick, Jackson Miller, Dallas Holmes, Katie Springer and Nikita Jacobs. (photo provided) teams read eight books: The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney, Face to Face with Wolves by Jim Bradenburg, Ribsy by Beverly Cleary, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look, How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Conner, Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen, My Cousin the Alien by Pamela Service, and Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss, adapted by Daisy Alberto. They read 1,032 pages. Middle school competitors read The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke,

Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine, The Call by Michael Grant, My Childhood under Fire by Nadja Halilbegovitch, Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Rascal by Sterling North, and Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick. The middle school teams read 1,873 pages. The tournament is held in a roundrobin format. Teams of five to ten members answer questions designed to indicate knowledge of characters, plot, and setting from each of the assigned

books. A representative from the library reads aloud questions and acts as a judge. Teams have 60 seconds to formulate an answer. The judge then determines whether the answer may be accepted. The team with the most winning matches is the victor. Each team receives a Certificate of Participation, and a candy bar. The teams are also provided with an ice cream party, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Homer Miller. The winning teams from each age group are awarded a pizza party, courtesy

THE SOUTHWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL Battle of the Books Team won the middle school Battle of the Books competition. The team included: front row, (from left) David Brinson; middle row, Hannah Spaulding, Kali Kowalczuk, Danielle Sparling, Matt Klinger; back row, Jennifer Neal assistant sponsor, Seth Truss, Andrew Finicle, Christian Deeter, Paul Farlow, Michelle Sparling, sponsor, and Shelby Coffelt. (photo provided) of the library. Students also receive a medal. Their

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Slee shares political thoughts Trevin Dear editor, Six of one and half a dozen of the other is how the issue recently addressed by Fred Ford could be summed up. I can both agree and disagree with either side of that “coin”. Incidentally, it is the

very same underlying factor which is the root cause of America’s problems. It is very true that numerous abuses to employees occur every day by employers: they want more and more for the same amount of

Friends Cemetery The Friends Cemetery is asking that gravesites be cleaned by this Sunday, April 1st. Nothing is to be left on the ground. If all decorations are not removed, we are assuming that you want the cemetery staff to remove and dispose of the decorations that remain. Decorations on shepherd hooks, in urns or in saddles may be left with exception of Christmas decorations which we ask to be removed at this time. Clean up of the cemetery will be completed by APRIL 6th. Decorations can be returned/ replaced after this date, once again nothing is to be on the ground in the way of mowing. Thanks for your help in maintaining our cemetery. Mowing will start this next week, weather permitting.

wage and within the same time frame. Workers these days are forced to become similar to a robot. I know a good dog handler who was fired from an animal shelter, because she took a federally mandated, allowed leave (a week or so) in order to spend time with her son. He was home on leave after being stationed in Iraq, and was due to go to Afghanistan. A union would have surely come up for air on that and made sure that the woman didn’t lose her job. Most factories have a very well thought out and concisely written policy covering all aspects of employer to employee and employee to employee relations.

U n f o r t u n a t e l y, Indiana’s “work at will” statute often makes that null and void. On the other hand, worker abuse of union situations often runs just as rampant as the abuses meted out by greedy, selfish, unfair employers. Laziness and poor excuses for not working make the very idea of a union seem meaningless. There is a beer brewery in North Carolina for Anheiser Busch which was a union shop in 1982, and likely still is. Trucks were lined up for a mile or more, waiting to get loaded, due to the then current demand. Forklift drivers were required to load six trucks during each

eight hour shift. One operator had his quota complete, with over an hour left before quitting time. Good operators could load a truck every 45 minutes. Since they were overwhelmed with orders, he spent the remainder of his shift helping other operators load their trucks. He did that just to be helpful, expecting nothing in return. His unexpected reward was that he got fired. So in that case, union regulations punished good intentions and efficient results, and promoted indifference and inefficiency. The Republicans can’t be solely blamed, nor can the Democrats. Both parties have corruption in the ranks. I am p r i m a r i l y Republican, but I vote split ticket, and believe that we should be able to do so during the pri-

maries as well as the finals. People who vote strictly for one party or the other are shorting America. In certain areas, probably many, Dennis Kucinich (D) would get my vote. He is a good man and knows what it means to work. There is nothing wrong with our original constitution. What is wrong is the selfish, greedy, conniving people who abuse liberty and freedom, and the magistrates who fail to properly administer fairness in the dispositions of cases. That is one of America’s major downfalls. The continuance of true liberty and freedom has one major attachment: responsibility. As we can all see, responsibility has been largely discarded. Sir Alex Fraser Tytler had it right, as did Abe Lincoln. Todd Slee Roann

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Governors agree on plan to pay for two new bridges across Ohio River and responsibilities for financing and building the new bridges. The two states have negotiated a term sheet to form the basis for the historic MOU and the project’s financial plan. Each state hosted informational meetings that drew hundreds of private sector professionals interested in competing to build the project. Under the bi-state agreement, Indiana will oversee construction of the East End bridge between Utica and Prospect, Ky. This bridge will link the Lee H a m i l t o n Expressway in Indiana and the Gene Snyder Freeway in Kentucky, completing a loop around the east end of the greater metropolitan area. The state plans to use a private sector partner for financing, construction and long-term maintenance of the bridge. As a part of its initial steps, Indiana has assembled an advisory team,

these new bridges are the key to making them real,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “Through cooperation and determination, we will achieve what this region has talked about - but been unable to deliver - for four decades,” said Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. The governors opened the meeting of the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines each state’s terms

The governors of Indiana and Kentucky have forged a historic agreement to pay for two new bridges across the Ohio River. Construction will begin before year’s end and is expected to be completed within six years at a cost $1.5 billion less than originally projected. “Decades of waiting for greater convenience and quality of life in the metro area will soon be over, but that’s only part of what’s ahead: Southern Indiana has tremendous economic prospects and

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Chapter BY elects officers at March meeting Bettie Miller was elected and installed as the new president of Chapter BY, P.E.O., when they met on March 12 at the GrandstaffHentgen Community Room, with Linda Kuester and Jan Jensen serving as hostesses. Other officers elected and installed were Donna Highley, vice president; Sue Gray, recording secretary; Eileen Dye, corresponding secre-

tary; Kelly Smith, treasurer; Pat Va n l a n d i n g h a m , chaplain; and Nancy Givens, guard. Miller was also elected to be the delegate to the state convention to be held in Indianapolis May 31 through June 2. Martha Pence is to be the alternate. The chapter had planned a social event, which was held on March 24. It was a spring tour of Charley Creek

Gardens. The next regular meeting of Chapter BY will be on April 6 at the home of Janet Leeka. CHAPTER BY, P.E.O., recently elected officers. Pictured are: (from left) Bettie Miller, president; Sue Gray, recording secretary; Donna Highley, vice president; Nancy Givens, guard; Kelly Smith, treasurer; Pat Vanlandingham, chaplain; and Eileen Dye, corresponding secretary. (photo provided)

Frances Slocum Chapter of DAR holds monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the Frances Slocum Chapter of the Daughters of the A m e r i c a n Revolution (DAR) was held on March 13 in the Blocher Room at the North Manchester Public Library. Joyce Joy read the President General’s message from Merry Ann T. Wright. Wright welcomed members to the second annual issue of the American Spirit magazine devoted to Women’s History Month. Many women’s issues were shared in this publication including women’s musical talents and the 20-volume diary of Sylvia Lewis Tyler, an early 19th century woman who lived in Connecticut and Ohio from 1785 to 1851. The diary concentrates on typical events in Sylvia’s life while illuminating her experiences on the Ohio frontier and revealing family information found nowhere else. Regent Jean Wright told members that the national convention will be held in Washington, DC from June 27 through July 1. Members have until April 15 to make their reservations. She reminded members that the election of chapter officers will be held at the April meeting. Regent Wright asked members to give her the name and contact infor-

mation for any possible guest speaker for the next year, which begins in September. Also, the Chapter will be 100 years old in the fall of 2013 and plans are being made to celebrate this special event. Regent Wright detailed the Women’s Issues topic for the month, which is glaucoma. A good wellness habit is to spend five minutes at the end of each day to write down what you accomplished and after one week, celebrate what you have done. A very interesting and enlightening program was given by Chapter Member Karla Akins. Akins is a resident of North Manchester. Her latest book entitled “O’Canada! Her Story” was released in the fall of 2011. Akins was asked to write the book for middle school children so that they might understand and study the history and culture of Canada in a way that only stories can through exciting tales of warriors, outlaws, pioneers, inventors and influencers.

While Canada is the second largest nation on the face of our planet, it is, ironically, one of the least covered countries in the world history textbooks. Karla can be contacted through her website at m. The next Chapter meeting will be April 10 at the Historical Museum in North Manchester, beginning at 7 p.m. Eight members were present and six new members of the Mary Penrod family were welcomed into the chapter. Visitors are always welcome at the DAR meetings. How can you find out more? Go to and click on “membership”. There you will find helpful instructions, advice on finding your lineage and a P r o s p e c t i v e M e m b e r I n f o r m a t i o n Request Form. Or call 202-879-3224 for more information on joining the work of this vital, service-minded organization.

Field history should play important role in grower decisions Successfully controlling yield-limiting crop diseases comes down to analyzing field history and making the right management decisions for individual fields, says a Purdue Extension plant pathologist. Once soil-borne crop diseases are present in a field, they rarely disappear. When the right weather conditions present themselves, diseases such as sudden death syndrome, root rot, white mold and seedling blight can substantially decrease crop yields. “Managing diseases starts with knowing what is present in the fields,” Kiersten Wise said. “Growers need to know what diseases have shown up in their fields in the past, and they need to plan for those diseases even if they haven’t seen them in a few years.” Disease development is mostly dictated by environment, planting date and seed variety. Wise said there could be more problems after a very warm, wet winter because soil-borne diseases are there and waiting for the right conditions to flourish. “Soil diseases don’t go away, so growers need to plan to manage them,” she said. “Knowing the field history can help growers choose varieties that



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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gospel Light Assembly of God, 347 Southwood Dr.; Neil Jeffrey, pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (all ages); Morning 10:30; Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Kids’ Korral Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m., Youth Meeting 7:00 p.m. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, north of corner of U.S. 24 & S.R. 13 (619 N. S.R. 13) in Wabash; phone 563-7849; Don Cogar, Senior Pastor. Sunday Bible Classes at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m.; Evening Praise & Worship, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer, 7:00 p.m.; Shockwave Youth Meeting Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Handicapped Accessible. Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN; phone 260-982-6179; Pastor Chad McAtee. Prayer Service at 9a.m.; Worship Service at 10a.m..; Wednesday Evening Discipleship at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Elevate Youth Discipleship/KidzZone “LIVE”. BAPTIST Emmanuel Free Will Baptist, 129 Southwood Dr., Wabash; Rev. Scott Real pastor. Phone 563-3009. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Morning Prayer Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m.; Bus transportation available, call 563-3009. Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash; phone 563-8616; Hobert Meek, pastor, 563-8616. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Youth Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Transportation and nursery available. Sunday morning radio broadcast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sundays mornings on Oldies 106. Grand Street Baptist Church, 1655 Grand Street, Wabash; John Denniston, pastor, phone 765-981-2868; church phone: 563-8409. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Service 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:00 p.m. BRETHREN CHURCH Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 North Third St., Liberty Mills, IN; Church Phone: (260) 982-6169. Pastor: Kelly Beutler; Associate Pastor: Erin Huiras. Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School All Ages: 9:45 a.m.; Fellowship Time: 10:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship: 11:00 a.m. Roann Church of the Brethren, corner of Chippewa & Beamer Sts. in Roann; phone (765) 833-9931; fax (765) 833-6561 Sunday school: 9:00 a.m.; Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Children’s Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Pastor - Brad Eckerley; Youth Pastor - Jody Tyner; Pastoral Care Minister - Donna Stiver; Sunday, April 1, 2012 Our greeters for this Sunday will be Adam and Amy Copeland and Larry and Nancy Meyer. Pastor Brad Eckerley will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship.; April 5 - Love Feast & Communion 6:30 p.m.; Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m.; “The Source” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m.; Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings.; Wabash Church of the Brethren, Wabash Church of the Brethren. 645 Bond Street ( off Falls Avenue) 260-5635291. Kay Gaier, Pastor. Wherever you are on life’s journey, come join us as we continue the work of Jesus, Peacefully, Simply, Together. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Children’s church available during worship. Handicap accessible. CATHOLIC St. Bernard Catholic, Corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.; Fr. Sextus Don, Pastor. Parish Office and Rectory: 207 N. Cass St., phone 563-4750. Saturday Evening Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (Sept. thru May); 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (June thru August); CCD 9:30 a.m. each Sunday during school year. Weekday Masses: Mon., Wed., Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:15 -5:15 p.m. Saturday or anytime by appointment. St. Patrick Catholic, Lagro, Mass at 12:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month. CHARISMATIC Victory Christian Fellowship, -Not religion...relationship! 112 W. Main Street, North Manchester, IN; (260) 9828357;; Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Prayer Service 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday Worship Service 7:00 p.m.; Bookstore Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9:30 to 5:30/before and after each service. CHRISTIAN Dora Christian Church, located 1 1/2 miles South of Salamonie Dam, Lagro; phone 260-782-2006. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Early Service 8:15 a.m.; Church Service 10:30 a.m. Minister: Mark Wisniewski.

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LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine; Phone 765-981-2101; Pastor Rick Smalling; Youth Pastor Jared Kidwell. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship 10:00 am. Nursery Available. Wabash Christian Church, 110 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-4179; Rev. Melinda Kammerer, Pastor; Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Nursery provided. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CHURCH Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd.; Tim Prater, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Radio Ministry 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Sunday WKUZ 95.9 FM. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., 563-8503; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. (Kidz Worship, ages 4 through Grade 3); Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Family Night: activities include AWANA (6:30 p.m.); Alliance Allies (Teens) 7:00 p.m.; Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided. Handicap Accessible. CHURCH OF CHRIST Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 4 miles north of Wabash on St. Rd. 15; phone 563-4109; website:; Solomon David, Senior Minister; Michael Eaton, Worship Minister; Cheryl Eaton, Director Of Music & Arts; David Lloyd, Children’s Minister; Linda Mirante, Associate Ministries; Aaron McClary, Minister of Connections; Kathy Henderson, Director of “Happy Days” Preschool. Dual Bible School & Worship, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 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 Rick Harrison. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m . FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach CoPastor; Patrick Byers, Worship Pastor; Brandon Eton, Youth Pastor; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. David Phillips, Pastoral Care. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible. LUTHERAN Living Faith Church, worship service this Sunday at Falls Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue begins at 10:00 am. Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. Bible study classes for all ages begin at 9:00 am with fellowship time after worship. Lenten soup suppers begin each Wednesday evening at 6:15 at the Chapel followed by worship dramas at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Our facility is handicap accessible.

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Zion Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive, Wabash – (260) 563-1886; Sunday School 9:15a.m.; Morning worship 10:30a.m.; Palm Sunday Service - Sunday, April 1st Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct the Adult Bible Class and the Morning Worship Service, Holy Communion will be observed, Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Mike DeVore, Communion Assistant is Marty Winkelman, Usher is Don Everest, and Acolyte is Tyler Robison.; Thursday Munday - Thursday, April 5th Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct the Worship Service, Holy Communion will be observed, Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Mike DeVore, Communion Assistant is Marty Winkelman, Usher is Don Everest, and Acolytes are Mason Zolman and Katlyn Schaaf.; Good Friday - Friday, April 6th Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct the Worship Service, Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Mike DeVore, and Usher is Don Everest. Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, We worship our Lord each Sunday at 9 a.m. with a Gospel-based message and Holy Communion. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service. We are handicap accessible and everyone is welcome at Trinity! CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester; Phone: 260-982-2882;; Sunday Praise & Worship Services - 8:30 & 11:00 AM. Sunday School for all ages: 10:00 AM. Celebrate Recovery to help overcome life’s hurts, habits & hangups Thursday Worship at 7-7:40 PM; Gender-based small groups at 7:45-8:30 PM. Celebration Station for children 12 and under during the same time. Pastors JP Freeman and Sebrena Cline. WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Praise. Pastor Rev. Steve Hudson. Home phone 260569-1121. Cell 260-571-3219 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 State Road 114 East N. Manchester, IN 46962; Service times: Sundays -- Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship and Kids Church, 10 AM; Evening Service, 7 PM; Birthday Dinner the first Sunday night of the month: 6 PM. Wednesday night: Adult Bible Study: 7 PM; Missionettes and Royal Rangers: 7 PM. Youth Group: Sunday Nights at 6 PM. Children's Choir: Wednesdays at 6 PM. Second Sunday of each month, 7 PM, Possibilities Support Group for parents of children with special needs. We specialize in ministering to people with special needs and welcome families of children with autism and developmental delays. Come as you are. We don't follow rules, we follow Jesus. Everyone is welcome no matter what walk of life you are from. Pastors Eddie and Karla Akins 260-578-0190. On the web: Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765833-4793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, meets in the Bowen Center gymnasium at 255 N Miami St. Wabash, IN. Pastor Bruce Hostetler can be reached at 260-571-0548 or 260-563-4282. The church office is located at 2609 S. 100 W. Wabash, IN. We focus on knowing Christ and making Christ known through personal and community transformation. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for food and fellowship followed by our worship celebration and Children’s worship at 10:15 a.m. YOU are also invited to our Wednesday evening Going Deeper class from 6:30-8 p.m.

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New Foundations Ministries Freedom Center, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash; phone 260-569-0630; Pastor Rick Tolley. Sunday Adult Bible Study & Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7pm Bible Study. Center for biblical council by appointment. Niconza Christian Fellowship Church, 4 Miles North of State Rd. 16, 3 Mile South of Disco, Miami/Wabash County Line Road 13718N 700E, Roann, Indiana 46974. Sunday Praise & Worship Service begins at 9:30 AM. The youth will join with the adults for Praise and Worship in the sanctuary, and then move to the west rooms for Children’s Church. Special music will be presented during the service. Pastor Phil is bringing a series of Lenten messages on in the morning services. Everyone is welcome! Wednesday Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th week of each month at 600 Strauss-Provimi Rd. in North Manchester at 7:00 PM. We are currently studying the methods used to fight the Spiritual war. Please come and join us! We are a Full Gospel Community Church where Spiritual gifts and talents operate. There is always an opportunity for one on one ministry for your special needs. You are invited to join us Sunday as we worship and hear from God through the preaching of His Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit! Get your prayer request to the prayer group by calling the church office at (260)-306-2030; by sending them EMail to (; or by sending them regular mail to Niconza Christian Fellowship Ministries, 300 W 4th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962. St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Minister Rev. Jonathan Cornell; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Junior Church available for children kindergarden - 4 th grade. Coffee hour & fellowship 11:30 a.m.; Nursery Available Prayer Partners every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Mary Henderson’s. 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. Sunday Services 02 / 27 / 11 Scripture: Book of John, Sermon: “Did you hear the snow?” By Rev. Philip Lake, Pastor. 8:00am service Greeter: Laura Thomas, Usher: Frank Nordman. 10:00am service Liturgist: Mary Ellen Clark, Greeters: Judy Decker, Tom & Janet Ross, Ushers: Lalon Allen, Ike Binkerd, J.P. Mattern, Rollin McCoart First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. Wabash, IN; (260)563-3108.; Senior Pastor Kurt Freeman, Minister of Family Life and Outreach Heather Olson-Bunnell, Youth Director Mandi Liley.; Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.; Discipleship Classes 9:30 a.m. & 11:01 a.m.; Nursery available for morning activities, UMYF at 6:00 p.m.; Kids First Day Care open M-F from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. children age 4 weeks thru Pre-School, Director Missie Edwards. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email: Pastor Brad Garrett. Sunday School 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m.; Prayer and Share every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.; Bible Study every Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 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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Airports: Lodging: Knights INN:PFE Rates Wabash Municipal 260-563-745 Charley Creek INN:PFE Rates or Fort Wayne Holiday INN: 260-563-0111 International 260-569-1189


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Saturday, March 31, 2012 • 10:00 AM Peru, Indiana 154 West Main St., at the former Shirk Cole house. Watch for Laycock Auction Signs.






COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD & MISC. Miranda Leica Camera, Pat Kelly signed print, local artist oils, local prints, Belized painting on wood, many nice oil paintings, 4 book cases, Cole Porter print, lots of costume jewelry, Asian book ends, hand painted china, silver plated silverware, pressed glass, china, candle sticks, jade figurine, Sante Fe artist water colors, picture frames, mirrors, area rugs, many books, 1873 Household Book of Poetry, sofa table, outdoor print chair & ottoman, brass candle sticks, glass top kitchen table, 6 black chairs, brass table, glass china cabinet, boxes of misc., and many more items.

With detached 3 car building on 1 acre. Home features replacement windows, newer kitchen cabinets and an updated bath. Cozy, well-maintained country home, conveniently located just South of Pierceton. (GIB/GT09K) Contact Gary Bailey, 800-659-9759 or Gannon Troutner 574-354-7822

Cost of producing an acre of corn increases Based on a study of more than 600 onfarm records, the cost to produce an acre of corn in Central Illinois for 2012 is pegged at $832 an acre. The Landowner newsletter says the study, conducted by

the University of Illinois’ Dwight Raab found variable costs to produce the 2012 crop are estimated at $386/acre and 3.5% increase over 2011. Nitrogen and dry fertilizer account for the majority of that increase.

Total Non-land costs are estimated at $587/acre, an increase of just over 4 percent for 2011. The greatest of those increases found in storage costs and machinery depreciation.

LAWN & GARDEN John Deere STX riding lawn mower w/38” in cut, yard cart, misc., yard tools.

OWNER: SHERYLL MCMANUS LAYCOCK AUCTION SERVICE JEFF LAYCOCK 3 East Canal Street, Peru, IN 46790 Cell Phone: 765-469-0668 Home: 765-473-4739 LIC #AUO1043695

Find the pet you have been looking for in the classifieds! THE PAPER OF

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Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your Antique Tractors, Vintage Equipment, Antique Tractor Parts, Farm Toys, Primitives, Ag Literature/Signage or Firearms!

Huge Barn Sale

Sat., April 21 - Warsaw, IN


Ornate marble top buffet; curved glass china cabinet; bed w/ spoon carved head/foot board; spool bed; jelly cabinet; Victorian commode; dresser w/mirror; pedestal table w/4chairs; drop leaf table; Victorian lamp table; desk; oak lamp table w/claw feet; pump organ; large corner cupboard; step back cupboard; painted dresser; piano stool w/claw feet & spiral legs; painted cabinet; cedar chest; spool rocker w/cane seat; plank seat rocker; Victorian rocker w/hip hugger; Vic. straight chair w/hip huggers; spiral legged telephone stand; baker’s cabinet (top); painted kitchen cabinet base; steamer trunk; small oak trunk; cherry one drawer stand; one drawer stand; fern pedestal; spinning wheel; painted one drawer stand; Side board buffet; case clock; clock; Treadle sewing machine; yarn winder; coffee grinder; beaded purse; WWII Japanese parachute; chandelier w/glass prisms; Ideal postal scale; White Powder Wonder 12 ga.; BB gun; Walk Over Shoes, Warsaw, IN tin sign; pictures & prints; The Rio Grande Railroad paycheck (1934); Centurion wall clock; Seth Thomas dome mantle clock; ornate frame wall mirror; wall mirror w/beveled edge;

440 S. Chippewa Road Roann, IN 46974 Owners: Mark and Peggy Coppler, Cary and Stephenie Coppler

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‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $9.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday GOOD APPLIANCES: MULTI-FAMILY SALE: SATURDAY, $125 QUEEN PILLOWAuctions Lost & Found TOP  Mattress Set. NEW in used  washers,  dryers, MARCH 31, 2012 443  W.  Main  St.,  Fri.  & Plastic,  Can  Deliver ranges  &  refrigerators.  30 9:00 A.M. Sat.,  9-5,  1990  Suzuki  LT SUNDAY LOST: BIBLE on  or  near (260)493-0805 day  warranty!  35  E.  Canal PREVIEW SALE: FRIDAY, 500R Quadzilla, runs great APRIL 22, 2012 Manchester  Ave.,  close  to $9,995 St.,  Wabash,  260-563MARCH 30, 12P.M.-5P.M. (questions  call  260-33011:00 A.M. Ford  Meter  Box,  if  found A BRAND NEW KING PIL0147. Doors open Saturday at 2926);  tools,  Americana Cloth, V6, LOWTOP  Mattress  Set, Location:  Wabash  Co. call  260-982-1527,  reward 8A.M. collectibels  &  home  decor; Extra Clean! $225,  Still  in  Factory Fairgrounds. Employment Location:  Wabash  Co. X-Box,  Wii  &  DS  games; offered. Plastic (260)493-0805. Articles: 1986 El Camino, 1 Stock # C28D Fairgrounds. DVD’s, baby bouncer seat, Articles For Sale owner;  antiques;  houseArticles: Lovely Victorian & Jumperoo,;  name  brand PART-TIME CHRISTIAN $350 CHERRY Sleigh hold;  collectibles  &  furniearly  American  artifacts, clothing (Aeropostale, Gap Bed,  NEW,  Solid  Wood Cook  needed,  must  have ture. china,  glass,  furniture, &  Old  Navy),  boy’s  3mo.- FOR SALE: restored  gas w/NEW  PILLOWTOP HS  diploma  or  GED,  must Owner: Jim Freel. baby  grand  piano  &  colpumps,  various  makes  & 12mo. & 3T-8, girl’s 12mo.Mattress  Set,  un-opened, love to be around children, Auctioneer:  Snyder  & lectibles. brands.  Gas  pumps  pur24mo.  &  2-12,  teen/jr. (260)493-0805. 1972 S Wabash St. 260-786-3738. Lange Auctioneer. Auctioneer:  Ellenberger chased,  260-563-0215  or clothing 3-9,; lots of men & Wabash, IN Auctioneers. 260-560-0209. women’s  clothing  &  shoes 260-563-3156 & lots of misc.  SATURDAY BULK GARDEN seed; GARAGE SALE: Sat., MARCH 31, 2012 Rhode  Island  Red  baby END OF the  month Mar. 31, 8a.m.-noon, 1350 $29,900 10:00 A.M. chicks;  brown  eggs;  seed Storewide  1/2  price  sale, Inez  St.,  washer  &  gas Location: 1406 St. Rd. 114 potatoes  &  onions. racks  full  of  summer dryer,  dishwasher,  chairs Quad Cab, HEMI, Heated W,  North  Manchester,  IN Wabash  General  Store, clothes,  sandals.  March st nd rd w/matching  lamps,  historic Leather Seats, Chrome Wheels (formerly  Wendel’s  Decor 869  N.  St.  Rd.  13,  26029,30,31,  9-4.  Wabash road pavers, curtains, new Stock # G132D Shoppe). 563-3322. Lighthouse  Mission  Thrift garage  door  tracks,  Lazy Please apply in person at Articles:  Antiques,  colStore,  806  N.  Cass.  Shop Boy  hide-a-bed  couch  & FOR SALE: A-Frame  side lectibles,  furniture,  appliall  day,  free  bottles  of love  seat  (available  for walk  sign,  4’x3’,  $50;  Dell 5780 E. 1100 N. ances,  household,  lawn  & water. future purchase). Photo  964  copier/printer, garden tools. North Manchester, IN $25; First Data FD-50, FDOwner: Various. ANTIQUE GARAGE Sale, Other Rummage 1972 S Wabash St. 10  Pin  Pad,  11  mo.  old, Auctioneer:  Miller  Auction Mar.  30  &  31,  Fri.  8-5  & NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Wabash, IN used,  complete  w/instrucService. Sat.  8-?,  414  Superior  St., 260-563-3156 tions,  $250;  Green  Light GARAGE SALE: 845N oak  wall  telephone,  6  oak dressers,  chairs,  stands, 975W,  Andrews,  Fri.,  Mar. Innovations  Vertical  Open SATURDAY w/digital  hours  business 30  &  Sat.,  Mar.  31,  8-5, walnut  chest  (hand MARCH 31, 2012 sign,  has  warranty,  $135; carved), old record cabinet fishing,  hunting,  camping, 10:00 A.M. w/key,  oak  rocker,  sewing tools,  table  saw,  dishes, Quick  Steamer  (Bissell), Location:  154  W.  Main  St $17,900 used  2  times,  complete stand, 2 oak commodes, 3 stove,  new  port-a-pit,  old (former Shirk Cole house). w/book,  $100;  Alyce Extra Clean! New Tires! trunks, mantle pieces (one Articles:  Collectibles, bottles,  cross  cut  saw, Designs  size  6,  never LOW Miles! w/mirror), monkey cart, lots household,  misc.,  lawn  & hand  cultivator,  peavey  & altered,  strapless,  western of old pictures, also Currier garden. Stock # L115P much more. style  mauve  formal  gown, &  Ives,  Wabash  fiddle Owner: Sheryll McManus. accented  w/rhinestones  & seeder (over 150 yrs, old) , Auctioneer:  Laycock Lagro purple  bow  w/shawl,  worn brass buckets, lots of tools, Auction Service. for  pageant,  a  Lillian’s dishes,  Wabash  year gown;  Hooked  on  Phonics SATURDAY books  (1942-1947),  lots  of GARAGE SALE: boys  3T read  &  learn  first-sixth MARCH 31, 2012 1972 S Wabash St. old  toys,  wind  chimes, (two  of  most),  girls  6-7, grade, math facts first-sixth 10:00 A.M. Wabash, IN granite  coffee  pots,  iron Barbie  Power  Wheels grade, complete set, $300, Location:  2844  W  550  S, 260-563-3156 cookware. Jeep,  Radio  Flyer  Trike, 574-382-2051. Claypool. YARD SALE: Sat.,  March toys,  primitive  &  country Articles:  Trucks,  trailers, 12 GA. Mossburg  pump 31,  8-noon,  345  Ferry  St., ATV’s,  mowers,  tractors, home decor, Vera Bradley, Wabash City w/rifled  slug  barrel  &  reg. housewares,  primitives, combine,  skid  loader,  hay Boyds  Bears,  household, barrel,  all  wood  stock antiques;  name  brand &  tillage  equipment,  livewomen’s M-L & misc., Sat., w/Bushnell  scope,  very teen,  adult  &  plus  size stock  equipment,  fuel March 31, 8-12, 425 S. St. Helping Hands of Wabash good  condition,  $300  firm, clothes;  collectible  sports tanks, shop tools, butcherRd. 524. 260-782-0004. County, INC. cards, books & pictures. ing equipment, hay. 20 E. Canal St. Owner: Linda Egolf. Donations Accepted during Auctioneer:  Metzger business hours only Auctioneers & Appraisers.


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SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2012 11:30 A.M. Location: 6  Cloverleaf  Dr., Wabash. Articles:  Riding  mower, fishing  boat,  household, furniture, tools & antiques. Owner: Moses Griffey. Auctioneer:  Snyder  & Lange Auctioneer.

$15,900 Tint, Leather, Cool Vanilla, CLEAN! Stock # A217U

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SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2012 11:00 A.M. Location: Wabash  Co. Fairgrounds. Articles:  Antiques,  collectibles, furniture & tools. Owner: Morris Auction. Auctioneer:  Snyder  & Lange Auctioneer.

Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9:00 - 5:00 Wed., & Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 We don’t Accept Left-Over Garage or Rummage Sale Items.


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

260-571-6637 RUMMAGE SALE, 890 Erie St.,  Sat.,  Mar.  31,  81p.m.,  clothing,  home decor,  collectibles,  movies & lots of misc. RUMMAGE SALE: March 30  &  31,  9a.m.-?,  1330 Middle St. in the alley. Lots of everything!!!


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

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TECHNICIAN WANTED. Kerlin Motor  Company, local Ford Dealer. Apply in person.  Send  resumes  to 9944  S.  St.  Rd.  15,  Silver Lake,  IN  46982.  email resumes  to: LOCAL COMPANY needing to hire journeyman millwright  for  lead  position. Construction  work.  Call 765-210-4274.


WANTED: SERVERS & Cooks for  nights  &  weekends.  Apply  in  person  at Joe’s Diner (corner of Hwy 13&24),  no  phone  calls please.

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$15,900 Tint, Leather, Cool Vanilla, CLEAN! Stock # A217U

PERSONAL INJURY: Free initial client conference, no recovery,  no  fee,  contingent  fee  agreement  available,  over  20  years  of experience.  Zimmerman Law  Office,  PC,  Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman, 81 E. Hill  St.,  Wabash,  260-5632178. FISH FOR Stocking:  Most Varieties Pond Lakes. Laggis’  Fish  Farm,  269628-2056  (days)  or  269624-6215 (evenings) HANDY MAN looking  to expand.  Yard  &  property clean up, cut & stack wood, dry  wall,  paint,  roofs,  siding,  plumbing  &  all  odd jobs. Leave message, 260750-2709.

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1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 BANKRUPTCY: Free  initial  client  conference. Discharge all or most consumer  debt.  Chapter  7  & Chapter  13  relief  available...we  can  save  your home.  Zimmerman  Law Office,  PC,  Attorney Alan J. Zimmerman,  81  E.  Hill St.,  Wabash,  260-5632178.  We  are  a  debt  relief agency.  We  help  people file  for  bankruptcy  under the bankruptcy code.

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN Caregiver needed,  starting May  1.  No  nursing  skills required.  Please  send responses  to  Box  141,  c/o the  paper,  P.O.  Box  603, Wabash, IN 46992.



CHRISTIAN COUPLE interested in  cleaning houses  &  misc.  odd  jobs, 260-330-2690  or  260-3303468.

(260) 571-2801

ANTIQUES WANTED CASH FOR : Military Items (esp WWII), Furniture, Pottery, Vintage Clothing, Paintings, Quilts, Coins, Jewelry, Watches, Signs, Light Fixtures, Guns, Knives, Musical Instruments, Railroad & Boy Scout Items

Call (260) 569-1865

WANTED TO Buy: old industrial  items,  work benches,  tool-boxes, lights,  desks  etc.  Also Blenko  glass,  wooden boxes,  old  garden  items, farm  tools  &  old  bicycles. Call  260-579-6130  or  260579-7535 after 3p.m.

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FREE TO good home, A u s t r a l i a n Shepherd/Border  Collie mix,  female,  good  w/children, 260-571-1843.

FOR SALE: Farm Fresh Hamburger,  90%  lean,  no drugs  or  hormones,  wonderful  flavor!  $4/lb.,  call Crazy  Horse  260-7743881.



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Recreational Vehicles

The bid process requires submission of required information and assurances. If you are interested in submitting a bid for the provision of the services, please call to request a packet or make a request in writing. If you should have any questions with regard to this information contact John Cousins at (574) 722-4451.


Cloth, V6, Extra Clean Stock # B223J

ALFALFA, SMALL bales, $4 each, 260-563-8795.

The Weatherization program operates in Cass, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash Counties funded through Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority to weatherize homes. The procedures generally perform on selected homes include, energy audits, furnace repair, wall and attic insulation, major and minor air-sealing techniques.

Onward Mfg. Co., 1000 E. Market St., Huntington

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Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services is soliciting open bids from contractors to perform weatherization services.

Fri., March 30, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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WILL DO lawn mowing  & lawn care, 260-563-2256.


WANTED TO BUY!!! Gold Jewelry:  rings,  bracelets, necklaces,  watches,  etc., tie tacks, service pins, gold coins  &  even  gold  teeth. Silver: Pre-1965 US coins, flatware,  teapots,  etc. Wabash  Valley Prospectors  LLC,  Tim Ravenscroft,  260-5715858.

2005 CROWNLINE 266BR, Volvo  350 Magnum  300HP  engine, Brovo  3  drive  system w/Heritage  266  trailer,  CD player,  AM/FM  radio,  ship to  shore  radio,  bimini  top, head,  matching  canvas covers, approx. 270 hours, stored  indoors,  $31,700, 260-571-9570.

1980 GOLDWING, great shape, black, garage kept, 63,000 miles, 1777 Snyder St.,  $2,000,  260-563-5953 or 260-571-5963.

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‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $9.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday LARGER 1 bdrm apartment,  located  in LaFontaine,  NO  PETS, $400/mo.,  plus  damage deposit;  trash,  water  & cable  furnished,  260-5714414.

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

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 GENTLY USED GO-GO Scooter, large  basket  & large  rear  basket,  extra seat  (never  used),  260982-9290.

For Rent

NICE CLEAN 2 bdrm apartment  for  rent,  plus stove  &  refrigerator.  Rent paid by the month or week &  deposit  plus  electric. References,  260-5711892. 2 BRRM home, appliances furnished,  $425/mo.  plus deposit, 260-563-6411. LARGE 3 bdrm  house, laundry  hook-up,  C/A,  gas heat, tenant responsible for utilities,  non-smoking,  no pets,  must  have  good rental history & references, $500/mo.,  $500  security deposit,  Southside Wabash, 260-571-2777. HOME FOR Rent  or  Sale: 2 bdrm, no pets, must have credit,  references,  w/d hook-up,  you  pay  all  utilities, leave message & best time to call. 260-563-1536.

2 BDRM extra-nice duplex, Southside  Wabash, $450/mo.  plus  utilities, 260-563-7743. NICE CLEAN 1  bdrm  apt. for  rent,  stove  &  refrigerator  provided,  rent  paid  by the  month  or  week  & deposit,  references required.  Call  260-5711892.

Downtown Apartments All utilities & Cable Included

2 BDRM w/combined bathroom  &  utility  room,  totally electric,  1  car  garage, Southwood  Schools,  must see to appreciate, no pets, $475/mo.,  $700  deposit. Call  anytime  after  8:30 a.m., 260-571-3842. 1 BDRM house  in  the country  for  rent,  newly remodeled,  stove  &  refrigerator  provided,  monthly rent  plus  utilities  and deposit,  references,  call 260-571-1892. NICE 2 bdrm,  1  bath house,  4  miles  south  of Wabash  on  St.  Rd.  15, $525/mo.,  ref.  &  deposit required,  260-563-2419 evenings  or  leave  message. REDUCED RENT for  1 bdrm  efficient  apartment, all  utilities  paid,  260-5630107, leave message.



FOR SALE or Rent.  11 room farmhouse in Gilead. Master  suite.  Two  baths. Big rooms.  Almost 2 acres. 3 car garage.  Remodeled. Extra  land  available.    260982-8542 

News Position ‘the paper’ of wabash county is seeking an aggressive news person. ‘the paper’ is looking for someone who enjoys reporting on local community events, doesn’t mind working evenings and weekends. Must have good grammatical skills, positive, upbeat personality. Photography skills extremely helpful. Part-Time position. Apply in person bring resumé: ‘the paper’of wabash county Junction 13 & U.S. 24 Wabash, IN

WANTED! Buying Junk

$13,995 1 Owner, Super Clean! Nice Wheels Stock # H116D

CARS TRUCKS VANS and will haul away



FREE 3 Mo. Lot Rent with Purchase

junk farm machinery.

2 BDRM lower, 1420 Quaker,  $425/mo.,  $300 deposit,  references,  260330-2177.



(260) 571-2801

LOWER 1 bdrm apt.,  all utilities  furnished,  stove  & refrigerator  furnished,  no pets,  $115/wk.,  $350 deposit,  call  after  4:30, 260-571-7719  or  260-5718818.




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SINGLE 75 year old widower would like to meet single widow lady age 65-75. No drug users, occasional drink okay, to correspond with. I am retired military. Live out of  state,  but  come  home  to  Wabash  a  couple  times  a year.  If  interested  send  picture  when  corresponding. Graduate  of  Wabash  High  School  in  1950’s.  Please send  responses  to  box  140,  c/o  the  paper,  P.O.  Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

Are You MORTON BUILDINGS Material? WE’RE HIRING Crewmembers JOB FAIR - April 3, 2012 WORK ONE 1143 N. Cass Street Wabash, IN 46992 Interviews will be conducted on site the day of the fair between 9 -12 pm

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P.O. Box 603 • Wabash, IN 46992 • Intersection of 13 & U.S. 24, Wabash NAME: ADDRESS:

Morton Buildings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

3 Miles South of Wabash

‘the paper’

Mobile Homes

3 Miles South of Wabash

1997 PONTIAC Bonneville, 4 dr. w/sunroof, leather  seat, AM/FM  w/CD player,  new  brakes,  new tune-up & oil change, 235K miles  (mostly  highway), 3800  engine,  runs  great, $2,000, 260-571-5649.

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