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Voter registration ends April 4 Voter registration continues in the Wabash County Clerk’s Office through noon on April 4. The County Clerk’s Office is located in the Wabash County Judicial Center, first floor, 69 W. Hill St., Wabash. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registrations can be mailed to the office, but must be post-marked by midnight on April 4. Voters can also register online w w w. i n d i a n avo t, but will need to have a valid driver’s license to do so. April 4 is also the deadline for voters to transfer their voter’s registration from one precinct to another, which can be done either in person or online. Also, the Wabash County Election Board will be meeting on March 22 at 9 a.m. in the County Clerk’s Office.

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Community Foundation names five Lilly Scholarship finalists Wabash County limited to one nominee by new program requirements by Shaun Tilghman The Community Foundation of Wabash County recently announced the five county high school seniors who were selected as finalists for the 2011 Lilly E n d o w m e n t C o m m u n i t y Scholarship. Lilly Endowment, Inc. has awarded fulltuition scholarships to students from each county in Indiana for the past 13 years. Entering its 14th year, the program has assisted 3,345 Indiana graduates – 29 from Wabash County – in pursuing baccalaureate degrees at any four-year college or university in the state. Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) oversees the statewide administration of the Lilly E n d o w m e n t C o m m u n i t y Scholarship Program. According to the ICI website, the scholarships are awarded through and administered by the network of community foundations throughout the state. Due to increasing educational costs – by next year the average cost of tuition and fees for four years of study is expected to be more than double what it was when the program began – Lilly Endowment, Inc. has opted to change its community scholarship program. Beginning with the 2011 class, the number of nominees each participating county can submit will be based on modified population requirements. Wabash County falls into the 1-50,000 population category, thus limiting it to one nominee. “Basically what






Lilly did was restructure their program so that each county’s population now determines how many Lilly Scholars they are able to have,” said Sarah Hawkins Moan, program officer for the C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Wabash County. “We used to be able to give two each year, but now we are able to give just one. We’re still very grateful for the one we are able to give because it definitely helps out that student. According to Moan, the change did not affect the number of applications they received this year when compared with previous years. “I still hope that kids are encouraged to apply for the Lilly Scholarship even though there is just one offered, because it is still an amazing opportunity,” she added. “The process is still the same but the biggest change is that we used to have six finalists whereas now we just have five. “I would say the decision becomes a little more difficult though because all of the candidates that applied have something really special about them, but our five finalists are exceptional. It’s very hard to determine which one will be the recipient because each of them is so talented and bright.” According to the C o m m u n i t y Foundation’s website, all finalists exemplify

excellence in academics, leadership, school spirit, and community service, and are looking to expand their education in a variety of fields including nursing, education, business, and aeronautical engineering. This year’s finalists for Wabash County include: Haleigh Mann and Neil Miller, both of Wabash High School; Joshua Unger, Northfield High School; Katie U n d e r w o o d , Manchester High School; and Shiloh Wilson, Southwood High School. Mann Haleigh Mann has been involved with National Honor Society, Wabash County Honors Choir & Band, Wabash High School Symphonic Voices, Indiana AllState Honor Choir, Wabash County

Summer Theatre, school band, drama club, academic spell bowl, academic super bowl, marching band, SADD Club, pep band, Wabash community band, percussion ensemble, and winterguard. She is also captain of the softball team, and participated in track and intramural volleyball. Mann has been a member of Crossroads Bank Junior Board of Directors for two years, serving as the vice president for one year; Key Club for four years, serving as secretary for one year; and was a member of Student Council for three years, serving as class treasurer for one year and class president for two years. She has spent time volunteering with different organizations

and also worked at McDonald’s and Taco Bell, both in Wabash. Her favorite CORE subject in high school was English because it coincides with her creative nature, but her favorite classes overall were her music classes. She plans to attend Manchester College and major in music education. Her father, Adam Mann, is a production worker at the paper mill in Wabash and has always been supportive. She lives with her grandmother, Judy Driscoll, who she says has been a great role model and a positive influence. Mann believes the Lilly Scholarship is an amazing opportunity. “I’ve worked hard during school so I decided to take the chance, because something like this

only comes around once in a lifetime,” she added. “It’s an honor to be a finalist. I was very shocked and excited when I got the call – I’m really glad they felt I could represent them well.” Miller Neil Miller has been involved with speech team, academic super bowl, academic spell bowl, Peers Educating Peers, SADD Club, school band, tap dancing, hip-hop dance, school plays, musical theatre. He was a four-year letter winner in football, and also participated in baseball and golf. Miller has been a member of Key Club for two years, serving as a board member for one year, and National Honor Society for three years, serving (continued on page 6)

Commissioners proclaim March 13-19 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week

by Danielle Smith The Wabash County Commissioners held their weekly meeting March 14. At that meeting, EMA and Central Dispatch Director Bob Brown presented literature regarding Severe Weather Preparedness Week, proclaimed by Indiana State Governor Mitch Daniels to be March 13-19. The commissioners signed a similar proclamation. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police and Public Safety Commission, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Indiana Broadcaster’s Association, Red Cross and Amateur Radio Operators, will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on March 16 between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. and between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m., weather permitting. Brown encourages Wabash residents to sign up for the CodeRED Weather Warning. Those that sign up will receive by phone severe thunderstorm, tornado and flash flood warnings at the same time that the National Weather Service activates the EAS network. To sign up, go to and click on the CodeRED icon. Those without internet access may call the Wabash County Emergency Management Agency office at 260-563-3181 or toll free 1-866-288-3881. Brown also presented information to the commissioners regarding yearly contracts for repair and maintenance of the five county generators. He stated that they were displeased with the current contract, which was $1,000. He obtained quotes from two other (continued on page 6)

2 Long-time ACRES’ members make largest cash gift to ACRES Land Trust

ACRES’ Land Trust Board and Staff are pleased to announce that a local couple, long-time ACRES’ members, have made a $500,000 gift to ACRES for land acquisition. This is the largest cash gift in ACRES’ 51-year history and also the largest cash gift the donors have made to an organization. In announcing the gift, the donors, who choose to remain anonymous, acknowledge their love for ACRES and its mission: preserving land in its natural state in northeast Indiana for future generations. “We were doing our estate planning and decided we wanted to support ACRES during our lifetime while also leaving a legacy

that will continue to support the organization and protect land for future generations.” The donation establishes a revolving pool of funds for ACRES, which expands ACRES’ flexibility in acquiring land. A revolving fund allows ACRES to take advantage of land that becomes available and purchase it swiftly, either immediately or at auction; then the fund can be replenished by fund drives for the new property, leaving the principal intact. The donors stated: “It is clear the public sector has fallen behind in setting aside open space for recreation purposes for our citizenry. We hope our gift increas-

es the acreage ACRES can protect by providing a revolving pool of funds. We are delighted to make such a meaningful gift to ACRES and hope that others will follow suit. We have enjoyed helping ACRES purchase land for several decades.” Jason Kissel, Executive Director of ACRES, called it “an amazing gift that gives ACRES a new land-acquisition tool we otherwise would not have had.” ACRES is Indiana’s oldest and largest land trust. ACRES currently owns 4,800 acres providing 78 nature preserves for hiking and recreation free to ACRES’ members and the general public daily from dawn

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We stopped having Thursdays at the Youth Center a little over a year ago; that day of the week is now referred to by those at The Access as Grilled Cheese Thursday. It has become part of our after school schedule, a weekly routine, a habit for us every fourth day of the school week from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. But it hasn’t always been that way, let me explain: In the beginning it was very “hit and miss” sometimes the staff would remember, sometimes we wouldn’t; most of the time the youth attending had no idea they would be getting a grilled cheese along with their snacks. Let me assure you if we were to skip this Access tradition even once now, it would not go unnoticed! Habits are a big part of life, some are good, others are not; but all take time to form into a routine. This year for Lent, some of our youth have accepted a challenge to read a Bible verse each day for 40 days; the verses come in the form of texts or on our Facebook page. The hope is that all those who accept this challenge will be influenced by God’s word in their everyday life and maybe even form a habit of reading it. Are you up for the challenge? Do you need a new, healthy habit? If your answer is yes but you need a little help you can join in on the 40 day AYC reading challenge by texting “AYC word” to 260-568-2530 to receive a daily verse; or visit The Access Youth Center on Facebook. Just remember, if you miss a day, you’re not “out”, keep trying because this habit will change how you look at each day, not just Thursday. “There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (The Message).

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FFW Corporation (OTCBB: FFWC.OB), parent corporation of Crossroads Bank, has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.22 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 31 to shareholders of record on March 16. The book value of FFW Corporation stock was $18.80 per share as of Jan. 31. The last reported trade of stock at the close of business on March 6 was $18 per hare and the number of outstanding shares was 1,121,884 as of the same date. On Jan. 31, the corporation had assets of $323.4 million and shareholders’ equity of $28.5 million.

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Local NWTF fundraising banquet Duke Energy Indiana proposes a good time for a great cause cost cap for new power plant Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 15th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the White Rocks Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation March 19 at Wabash County REMC Touchstone Room. Doors open at 5 p.m., attendees are welcome to come early to relax and enjoy social hour before sitting down for a delicious meal. The NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquets raise funds for wild turkey conservation while combining a great meal with a chance to swap stories with other sportsmen and women. They are also a great place to meet new friends who share a passion for the outdoors, win valuable prizes and purchase items unique to the NWTF. By placing the highest bid or winning raffle games, attendees can go home with sporting art, unique hunting firearms, knives, wildlife calls, outdoor equipment and much more. Banquet attendees receive an NWTF membership while doing great things for wild turkey conservation and the preservation of hunting heritage. The cost of admission also includes a one-year subscription to Turkey Country, the NWTF’s full-color publication that includes stories about conservation issues, turkey calling and hunting, the NWTF’s education program, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship), Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs and much more. Banquet attendees can become sponsor members and receive the 2011 NWTF sponsor gift plus a one-year subscription to Turkey Country magazine and two meals. Attendees may reserve a corporate table that seats eight people. This price includes one sponsor membership and three regular memberships, plus $100 worth of raffle tickets. The NWTF and its members raise money through ticket sales, silent auctions, live auctions and raffles. The money is combined with donations from corporate sponsors and individuals concerned about wildlife conservation. The NWTF is a national nonprofit conservation organization that was founded in 1973 and has worked with wildlife agencies to restore wild turkey populations from 1.3 million wild turkeys to nearly 7 million today. Now, NWTF’s volunteers raise funds and work daily to improve critical wildlife habitat, increase access to public hunting land and introduce new people to the outdoors and hunting. Together, the NWTF’s partners, sponsors and grassroots members have raised and spent more than $331 million preserving hunting heritage and conserving nearly 15.9 million acres of wildlife habitat. To join the nation’s most progressive single-species conservation organization at this event, reserve tickets by calling Kyle Highley at 260-750-0576. For more information about the NWTF, call 800- THE-NWTF or visit

New air traffic control tower to be constructed at Grissom Officials at Grissom Air Reserve Base held a special groundbreaking ceremony on March 15 to mark the beginning of construction for a new air traffic control tower. The new air traffic control tower, with a programmed cost of $7.4 million, will replace an existing structure built in 1965. Estimated completion date for the new tower is 2012. “The new air traffic control tower will provide tremendous benefits for all military, civilian and commercial aviation in the North Central Indiana region,” stated Lt. Col. Gary Lockard, chief of public affairs. “Many Indiana residents do not realize the air traffic controllers at Grissom are responsible for the airspace between Chicago and Indianapolis. In

recent years, the airspace under control of Grissom’s air traffic controllers has increased and now ranges all the way to Lafayette, Indiana.” When complete, the nine-story air traffic control tower will provide Grissom’s ATC with increased visibility, space for a control tower simulator to enhance training, increased security,

office space for administrative functions and enhanced environmental controls such as heating and air conditioning. The new air traffic control tower, along with the recently completed radar approach control center, will provide Grissom with stateof-the-art equipment and facilities that benefit all aviation in the region.

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Chamber announces Expo prize winners

CINDY HOFFMAN, HOFFMAN NURSERY & LANDSCPAING, INC. presents the Expo Grand Prize to Ryan Dubois. The prize package includes a two-night stay in Branson, Mo., donated by Larry and Cindy Hoffman, along with restaurant and gas cards, donated by the Hoffmans, Lundquist Appraisals and Real Estate, Daily Express and Wabash Realty. (photo by Danielle Smith) Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Expo Organizer Beth Miller announces Ryan Dubois as the winner of the Expo grand prize. The package includes a two-night stay at the Suites at Fall Creek in Branson, Mo., donated by Larry & Cindy Hoffman, Hoffman Nursery & Landscaping, Inc., as well as restaurant and gas cards donated by Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate, Daily Express, the Hoffmans and Wabash Realty. Other prize winners and donors during the two-day event included Kent Dyson, RainX Kit from JM Reynolds Oil Co., Inc.; Becky Elliot, a Chimney Cleaning by Rob Keffaber; Scott Munday, Carolyn Hunt, and Chelsea Miller, all winning a free month of Yoga, Jujitsu or Karate from Shuri-Rhu Karate; Gary Barnett, Jewelry class for six from Candie Cooper; Bob Velasquez, tickets to Miranda Lambert from Robert Metzger and Toni Adams; Cecil Harris, a Nintendo DSI from Visionary Web; Jean Chambers, large gift basket of treats donated by Randall Miller & Associates; Cathy Marquell, Gift Card from J&K Mega Pet!; Pat Mitchell, a night at Charley Creek Inn; Alyssa Pinkerton, silver necklace from Carrie Vineyard / Premier Jewelry; Patty Godfroy, Blue Ray player from Aaron’s Sales & Lease; Toby Sapusek, a shuffleboard game table from Dunhams; Ryan Wagoner, designer sunglasses from Midwest Eye Consultants; Shirley Harrell, a MaryKay Gift Basket from Marilyn Custer-Mitchell; Toni Adams, gift basket by Wabash County REMC; Amanda Thomas, set of his/her watches donated by Ford Meter Box Co., Inc.; Chris Benson, tickets to Late Night Catechism donated by Honeywell Center; Rhonda McCown and Stacey Ireland won 5 lb. Hershey Bars donated by AVI Food Services; Doug Mays received golf balls donated by Quality Electric and a Movie Night Gift Bag from First Farmers Bank & Trust; Debbie Bryant, a gift certificate from Miller Furniture; Skip Daughtry, box seats to Mad Ants Game donated by Hagerman, Inc.; Cindy Pattee, 3-piece Power Tool Set from Wabash True Value/Just Ask Rental; and Michelle Kirby won the Ameristar Casino package. Hourly door prize winners were Mandy Martin, Jason Dawes, Trisha Burkholder, Kerry Hizer, Amy Riggs, Donna Russell, Carolyn Hunt, Jessica Rupchock, Kim Swafford, Keith Kraning and Jan Howard. Prize donors in addition to those listed previously included Brett Wynn /, Wells Fargo Bank, Wabash County Hospital, Brian Mallow State Farm Insurance and American Red Cross of North Central Indiana. The Home and Business Expo is an annual event designed to bring businesses and customers together in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. For more info, please call the Chamber at 260-5631168.

WHS Class of 1971 seeks responses for reunion The Wabash High School Class of 1971 is looking for classmates. Facebook members check with “class of 71� page for information. Contact Pam (Wilcox) Driscoll, at 260-563-7833, with your address. We want to have a “Rockin 40th Reunion�.

5 Macy couple arrested on arson charges

Stacey L. Spencer

Jennifer A. Spencer

A four month long criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective T.J. Zeiser resulted in the recent arrests of Stacey L. Spencer, 34, and Jennifer A. Spencer, 28, both of 1340 W. Oak St., Macy. The Spencers were served with a Miami Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging two class C felony counts of arson and two additional class C felony charges for insurance fraud. They were incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. Detective Zeiser initiated the investigation after receiving a tip that a September 2010 fire at the Spencers’

home was intentionally set. The fire

caused extensive smoke and fire damage to the interior of the residence, but there was no structural damage. The insurer of the home paid the Spencers for damaged personal property and to have the home restored to living conditions. Zeiser’s investigation revealed the fire was allegedly started by Stacey Spencer

intentionally leaving a blanket on top of a lit candle. Stacey and Jennifer then left the residence returning a short time later, and reported the fire by calling 911. Detective Zeiser was assisted in the investigation by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and Trooper Randy Shaver.

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explained. The inmate’s Medicaid coverage will expire on March 28, at which point Wabash County will be responsible for all medical expenses, which includes medication and monthly trips to Indiana University Medical Center, totaling $5,500 per month. Land is continuing to look into possible solutions for this matter. C o u n t y Coordinator Jim Dils requested permission to hire Jeff Martin for the security position at the Wabash County Judicial Center. This position was formerly held by Bill Cantrell, who will be retiring April 7. Martin is currently employed by Wabash City Police Department, and he comes at the recommendation of Judge McCallen. The commissioners approved this request; Martin will begin April 8.

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she participated in beef, swine, hay, goats, food, and sewing. Her favorite subject is English because she enjoys reading and talking about different cultures and their literature. She also likes math because of the different concepts that are involved. She plans to attend Purdue University and has already been accepted to the nursing program. She is the oldest of four children: her brother Neil is a high school sophomore; her sister Mandy is a freshman; and her brother Austin is in elementary school. Her father, Mark, is a teacher and the head girls’ basketball coach at Manchester High School. Her mother, Rolissa, is a sales representative at Cinergy MetroNet. Her family lives on a registered Angus cattle farm in rural North Manchester. They are very close and she loves spending time with them. She considers her parents to both be great role models and she enjoys spending time with her grandmother, who lives nearby, because she considers her a very strong woman. Underwood’s neighbor won the Lilly Scholarship a few years ago, which got her interested in applying. “I just think it’s really great,” she stated, “what more could you ask for than to have so much of your college paid for. It

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He has logged over 185 hours volunteering since June 2009, and also worked as a stagehand at Honeywell Theater and an audio visual technician’s assistant at SoundVision. His favorite subject is science and he plans to attend Butler University majoring in informational technology and marketing. His father, Gary, works for the City of Wabash on the street department. His mother, Lori, is a nurse and manages Springside Fitness Center. Miller is very excited about being named as a finalist for the Lilly Scholarship. “It’s a great honor,” he stated. “I was really excited when I got the phone call and I really hope I can get it – it would be a great thing for my parents and me to be able to completely pay for school.” Unger Joshua Unger has been involved with Sign Language Club, was a member of the golf team for four years, and will participate in track this spring. He has written two grants for the school, including one for a robotics club for the elementary schools and one to get an airplane for the school. Unger works at the airport to trade for flight time and has logged 38 hours as a student pilot. He also works at the golf course. His favorite subject

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huge honor because I know how many people probably applied for this. I don’t personally know what each of the other finalists has to offer but I’m sure they’re just as qualified as I am so whatever happens I believe whoever gets it will be very deserving.” Wilson Shiloh Wilson has been involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Peers Educating Peers, Student Council, and National Honor Society. She participates in soccer club in the fall and track in the spring. Wilson is also involved in youth group at Treaty Church of Christ. Her favorite subjects in school were math and English. She plans to attend Taylor University majoring in special education and may possibly pursue a double major with elementary education. Her parents, Mike and Terry Wilson, are foster parents so right now she has a foster sister. Her younger sister, Mariah, is a freshman in high school and she also has a half-brother and a half-sister, both are married with children of their own. Wilson said she would feel better about the process if there were still two winners, but also stated that this would make it a bigger honor if she gets it. “It’s really cool because it’s a good opportunity just to be a finalist,” she added, “but to be able to get it and to have the money would be a huge help. Just the honor of being one of the five finalists is really cool but to actually get it would be really awesome.” According to Moan, the applications were due in January and the committee met during the second week of February to narrow it down to their top five. Then interviews took place and now it’s in the final process of selection, with the announcement being made in April after Lilly approves the choice.

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March 16, 2011

Summer Adventure offers kids fun options

CHILDREN AND STAFF OF LITTLE FRIENDS gathered donations for the local animal shelter during last year’s Summer Adventure program. (photo provided) Special adventures involving field trips as well as the simple pleasures of summertime like swimming at the Honeywell Pool are both incorporated into the Little Friends Day Care Summer Adventure Program. For parents who are looking for summer care for their elementary children, the Summer Adventure Program provides an ideal option. Doug and Karen

Mays’ children, Parker and Kayla, have been involved in the Summer Adventure program for several years. “The summer program at Little Friends Day Care is wonderful,” said Doug and Karen. “We are very pleased to know that our kids are in a Christian atmosphere with loving caregivers. The kids enjoy the trips, activities, crafts and other things Little Friends Day Care

provides.” Field trips have been scheduled and preparations are being made for a summer full of fun for children, ages three through 12. Weekly themes are wrapped into a high energy, on-the-go list of field trips including: Wabash County 4-H Fair, Salamonie Interpretive Center, Wabash Cannonball Lanes Bowling, Marion Splash House, Kokomo Beach, a private les-

son at Mid-America G y m n a s t i c s Training Center in Marion, Idyl Wyld Skating and Conner Prairie. Children will also be able to go swimming at the Honeywell Pool, attend special weekly programming through the Wabash Carnegie Public Library and hear special interest speakers and artisans share and teach their hobbies and fun crafts. Service

Church Women United met March 4

The Church Women United (CWU) met at the First United Methodist Church March 4. Thirty-one attended the meeting, representing 13 different churches. President Brenda Landis opened the meeting. The theme for the day was Living Our Legacy, Driving Our Movement. CWU was started in 1941, 2011 marked 70 years of service. The program opened with Litany Prayer of Celebration and Thanksgiving read by Bettie Miller, Sandra Harrell, Sue Byerly and Hope Rider. Songs were lead by Sue Gray and Pianist Marilyn Ford. The offering and dedication was led by Brenda Landis. Special music was provided by Sue Gray and Esther Keffaber, who sang “Let there be Peace on Earth”. The program continued with the reading of Litany of Our Legacy and Our Dream by Bettie Miller and Linda Kunkle. The speaker for the afternoon was Judy Dunson, who has served on the CWU State Board of Directors for 25 years. She spoke about the CWU purpose, the logo and partnerships, such as Children’s Defense Fund, Unicef, United Nations and many oth-

ers that help women and children all over the world. She also gave the group information about Fellowship of Least Coin and how the monies are used to provide grants. She stressed the importance of getting

younger women involved. Brenda introduced Linda Wilk, who spoke about Hands of Hope. This organization provides safe shelter, case management, advocacy and counseling for mentally, emotionally or

physically abused persons, rape victims and abusers. Brenda closed the meeting with prayer. The ladies of the church provided wonderful cookies, goodies and time for fellowship.

projects help to teach children how to give back to their community and are included in the program. In addition, the children will prepare a special Father’s Day program in June. Marissa Metzger, a first-grade student, says, “Swimming and going on field trips are my favorite things!” The Summer Adventure Program runs for 10 weeks, from May 31 to Aug. 12. Enrollment begins March 14. A discount will be offered to families who register and pay the summer enrollment fee by April 15. For rate information, or to register, please contact Director Jodi Getz at 260-563-8452 or e-mail littlefriends@wabas Little Friends is open to children, ages three (potty trained) through 12. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no additional fee for extended care hours. Enrollment for the 2011-2012 preschool year is also underway.

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PIERCETON ART GALLERY AND CERAMIC STUDIO held its Grand Opening on March 5 at 105 N. First St., Pierceton, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The business features an upscale art gallery in the front third of the building that will offer special painting displays and events. The gallery is managed by local artist, Steve Creighton, and features work by area artists, Robert A. Hudson and Penny French-Deal, as well as Creighton’s paintings. Beyond the gallery is a ceramic studio with a large classroom instruction area housing six potters’ wheels, wedging table, slab roller, extruder, booth style work benches and a large counter work area. A glazing and firing room is located at the rear of the store. Potters Joanna Lemler and Leigh Utter specialize in raw clay thrown on the wheel or sculpted, slab rolled clay, porcelain on the wheel and hump molded plates, bowls and dishes. At the other end of the spectrum, owner Linda Dilling specializes in the overglaze painting of porcelain and tiles, an art form no other business in this area offers. The studio also displays and sells pieces designed and painted by the potters and artists plus a unique array of art gifts including pieces by woodcraft artist Jerry Krider from Columbia City. Pierceton Art Gallery and Ceramic Studio is part of the growing art community in Pierceton and is nestled among the town’s quaint antique stores. Their operating hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 574-453-8932 or e-mail Their website is (photo provided) We are a new breed, not old school politicians. We know that democracy should not happen behind closed doors. Democracy, whether a tea-partier or liberal, happens out in the open where ideas are debated, amended and then voted “up or down”. Collaboration happens when elected officials from each side sit down together to discuss particular bills valuing each other’s point of view and discovering common ground. Consensus happens

when both sides give it their best effort and the minority view can at least “live with” the outcome. Unfortunately, Hoosi ers have been denied democracy, collaboration and consensus by the actions of the minority party hiding in Illinois and shirking their duties. The cost to Hoosiers includes $41 million in retiree benefits and dozens of other bills that cannot be enacted this year as they died procedurally. We are required to pass a budget and to

redraw the state and congressional House maps based on new census data. Further, we remain firmly committed to hear, debate, amend and vote 50 pieces of legislation that await second and third readings before turning our attention to Senate bills that require our attention as well. Rep. Bauer and Democrat colleagues – we may be freshmen, but we are not intimidated, worn down, or discouraged by your antics. Instead, you

have galvanized our commitment to democracy. We will be here, as Governor Daniels suggested, until New Year’s Day, if necessary, to fulfill our oath and commitment to Hoosiers. In the meantime, we will continue to study bills and amendments, pass our bills through the Senate, meet with constituents and become strong, capable legislators. We will stay on the “high road”. Rep. Rebecca Kubacki (RSyracuse)

School nurses thank community for assistance with Kindergarten Round-up Dear editor, Wabash City Schools and MSD of Wabash County school nurses would like to thank all the local community volunteers who helped us with Kindergarten Round-up this year. We could not have done this amazing event without all the volunteers who donate their time to us. We would like to thank all the local optometrists: Dr. Brad Farlow, Dr. Eric Dale, Dr. Bruce Trump and Dr. Lindsay Culver; and dentists: Dr. Lisa Strieter, Dr. Joe Richter, Dr. Bing Fowler, Dr. Mary Anne Bain, Dr. Robert Mattern Jr., Dr. Andrea Hutton and

Gail Bussard. Thank you to our Wabash County Health Department nurses: Jane Skeens, Lori Foust and Lynn Ellis for giving vaccines to the new kindergarteners. Thank you to the Wabash County Hospital and Kerri Mattern for displaying an awesome handwashing booth. Thank you to Barb Lochner, Well Child Clinic, for performing lead screening. Thank you to Greg Music, Randy Miller and Carey Babbitt, police and sheriff departments, for offering fingerprinting and fun handouts for the kids. Thank you to the Ivy Tech instructor,

Kathy Ehler, and all Ivy Tech nursing students for helping. Thank you to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) instructor, Dot Clark, and all the IWU nursing students for helping. Thank you to Indiana University of Kokomo nursing students for helping also. Thank you to our wonderful therapy dogs, Tyson and Chloe, and Debbie Bryant. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped at the check-in table: Patty Devore, Patty Miller, Suzanne Peebles, Sandy Lorenz and Sharon Jones. Thank you to Angie Delaughter, Connie

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Ivy Tech Community College recently announced that grant funds are still available to individuals in Cass, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash counties for free or reduced-cost workforce training. Residents in Cass, Howard, Miami and Tipton counties who are unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers are eligible for training in advanced manufacturing; information technology; or transportation, distribution, or logistics through a Department of Labor (DOL) grant. The upcoming courses listed on the college’s Workforce and Economic Development workforce training schedule that qualify for DOL grant funding include: Certified Logistics Associate, April 11 Certified L o g i s t i c s Technician, April 25 Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3),

May 3 - MSSC Certified P r o d u c t i o n Technician, May 23 - NIMS Computer Numerical Control, May 23 Certified Logistics Associate, July 11 Certified L o g i s t i c s Technician, July 25 Certified Logistics Associate, Sept. 12 Certified L o g i s t i c s Technician, Sept. 26 - MSSC Certified P r o d u c t i o n Technician, Sept. 26 - NIMS Computer Numerical Control, Sept. 26 All courses that are eligible for DOL grant funds will be held in Kokomo. For more information about the free training offered through the DOL grant to individuals living in Cass, Howard, Miami or Tipton counties, contact A n t o n e l l a Thurmond, Ivy Tech’s DOL grant coordinator, at athurmond@ivytech .edu or 800-459-0561 ext. 538.

Wabash County residents are eligible for free Certified P r o d u c t i o n Technician (CPT) or Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) training through Ivy Tech thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Pauline Barker Education Trust. Residents outside of Wabash County who are not eligible for training through the Pauline Barker Education Trust grant may still be eligible for CPT or MOS training through funding from WorkOne. Previously, only Wabash County residents who held a GED were eligible for the free training, but eligibility guidelines have since been expanded to include everyone living within the county. The upcoming courses listed on the college’s Workforce and Economic Development workforce training schedule that qualify for Pauline Barker Education Trust grant funding include: - MSSC Certified

P r o d u c t i o n Technician, March 28 - Microsoft Office® Specialist, March 28 For more information about the free training offered through the Pauline Barker Education Trust grant to indi-

viduals living in Wabash County, contact Jim Moulder, Workforce and E c o n o m i c Development coordinator, at jmoulder@ivytech.ed u or 800-459-0561 ext. 534.

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group offers emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues they face and the latest information about research. Meetings are confidential and free of charge. This month’s discussion will be on “How to Transition Into In-Home Care Services” and Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The group will meet March 17, 6 p.m., at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, Wabash. For more information, contact Kim Polk at 260563-4475. The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center is operated by the Living Well in Wabash County COA, Inc., a Wabash County United Fund Agency.

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Wabash selected to host Arts Midwest World Fest Manchester Symphony Arts Midwest World Fest, a global outreach performing arts program, announced Wabash as one of its nine host cities in its 2011-2013 series. The program is dedicated to

bringing international music ensembles to the Midwest, and they selected Wabash for its active arts community and relative location to Hartford City, which is home to a 3M plant. 3M,

based in Minneapolis, Minn., is a major supporter of the World Fest program. “For this series, Wabash is the only community to be invited in the state of Indiana,”

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said Ken Carlson, Arts Midwest senior program director. “With the encouragement of our Indiana partner, the Indiana Arts Commission, our assessment is that the Honeywell Center and the community of Wabash are going to be a perfect fit.” During the two-year program, beginning in late October 2011, four ensembles representing distinct cultures will tour select communities in nine states served by Arts Midwest. The international ensembles feature week-long residencies, which will be held in coordination with the Honeywell Center’s Educational Outreach Program. During the two-year program, beginning in late October 2011, four ensembles representing distinct cultures will tour select communities in nine states served by Arts Midwest. During each ensemble’s stay in Wabash, they will feature public and school performances and school workshops that focus on music, education and interaction. Prior to the residencies, Arts Midwest will prepare and provide curriculum materials for use by schools and other community organizations. The curriculum, along with residency activities, will be designed to enhance the audience’s understanding and appreciation of these cultures and performing arts in an accessible and lasting manner. “World Fest and Arts Midwest blend well with our Educational Outreach Program,” said Honeywell Center Executive Director Tod Minnich. “Our pro-

gram is dedicated to providing arts-in-education opportunities for our community and Arts Midwest shares that passion. In addition, our program has long-featured inspiring artists; but through this cooperation, we are thrilled to offer students access to international artists.” The first visiting group to arrive will be the Yamma Ensemble in October. Formed in 2010, the Yamma Ensemble is a fivemember band from Israel that shares many of the different cultural and ethnic backgrounds that thrive in their country. Their sounds, drawn together from Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy, Sephardic and Yemenite melodies, are at times joyous and at others moving; together they bring to their audiences the cultural mosaic that is Israel. In March of 2012, the second visiting ensemble arrives. The Uighur Song and Dance Troupe from China consists of a dozen artists from the Xinjiang region of China. Known for their vibrant music and ethnic dances that have been part of their culture for centuries, the Uighur Song and Dance Troupe performs songs that reflect a wide range of styles reflecting on the history of their society. Finishing out the series will be Wust El Balad from Cairo, Egypt, coming in the fall of 2012; and the Balinese group Gamelan Cudamani arriving in the spring of 2013. More information for these groups will be provided closer to their arrival dates.

Orchestra welcomes new Board Member

The Manchester Symphony Society welcomes Libby Waas to the Board. Waas is a North Manchester resident. She is employed by Arc of Wabash County as a case coordinator. April 3 is the next concert for the MSO. They will perform at Ford Theatre at the Honeywell Center, Wabash. Theatre doors will open at 2:20 p.m. for Pre-concert Conversation with Dr. Debra Lynn from Manchester College. This is normally a symphony member exclusive feature, but will be open to the public for this concert. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. with free admission to the public. The theme is, Movie Magic and Moscow. Songs from popular movies include Lonesome Dove, 1941, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Star Trek. Fox Products, in South Whitley, is proud to sponsor Dr. Arnold Archai, guest bassoonist, performing Nino Rota Concerto for bassoon and orchestra. Dr. Archai was the principal bassoonist of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra from 1974-90. Currently he is Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Florida, School of Music, and the Principal Bassoon of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. Watch for more information coming about Dr. Archai. For any questions about the concert, visit, or call Barbi Pyrah at 982-6149.

Poetry Night coming to Honeywell House Admirers of poetry are encouraged to visit the Honeywell House on March 29 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Poetry Night, sponsored by J.D. and Phyllis Downey. This is the second year for the free annual event, which proved to be very popular at its inauguration. The evening begins with Phyllis Downey and Posy Jasen giving a brief discussion of poet laureates and their

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most famous works, then continues as guests of the event are encouraged to step forward and read an original piece or share a favorite poem, if they choose. Those attending are not required to read aloud and are welcome to just enjoy listening to the works being shared. Light refreshments will also be enjoyed throughout the evening. Due to limited seating, those interested in attending are asked to make a reservation by calling the Honeywell House at 260-563-2326. The Honeywell House is the former home to Mrs. Mark C. Honeywell and is now operated as a cultural house museum in Wabash. The house is owned and operated by the Honeywell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that also operates the Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre. For more information, contact Scott Fulmer at (260) 5631102 ext. 567 or

March 16, 2011

North Manchester Historical Society celebrates with the burning of the mortgage

Winchester Senior Center to offer A Nutty Party

The North Manchester Historical Society is pleased to invite the community to the local museum at 120 E. Main St., downtown North Manchester, for the celebration of the burning of the mortgage on March 26. The building is now debt free and belongs to the Center for History. The celebration begins with free guided behind the scene tours at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., a short program will take place. Musical entertainment will be given by the Debra and Robert Lynn family. Historical Society President Mary Chrastil will review some of the early beginnings of the society and how it came to get the Oppenheim building for the home of all the possessions that now belong to the museum. Ten years ago, when the society moved into the present home, they had 2,200 items. Now the museum has over 22,000 items. The society is pleased that the community trusts them with these treasures. Chrastil will also recognize and thank some of the people who were influential in getting the museum started. This event will climax with the burning of the mortgage. Light refreshments will be served. At noon, tours will continue until 4 p.m. The Society will also offer behind the scenes tours on March 23, during their regular hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for those who are interested but cannot attend the March 26 celebration. The Center for History (the museum) will be open to the public for free on both March 23 and 26. The public is welcome to these free community events.

Winchester Senior Center’s Sunday concert to feature God’s Country The Winchester Senior Center has the perfect Sunday afternoon planned for you on April 10. Join us at 2 p.m., at the Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond St., for the performance of the well-known band “God’s Country”. They have been together for a year now and have played at the Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Christmas in a Canal Town in Lagro, Christmas Downtown in Wabash, Knights of Columbus Halloween Hayride, and have performed live on 105.9 The Bash for their Christmas show. Members of the band include Lisa Dunnagan, Ron Garlits, Mike Middleton, Ham Sadler and Greg Walter. They enjoy playing a mix of Classic Gospel and Country with a touch of Oldies. The concert is funded by Operation Round Up Wabash County REMC Community Grant that the Winchester Senior Center received for “More than Entertainment”. This

grant helps to provide more opportunities for seniors of the community to enjoy a variety of social events together. All ages are welcome to attend this free concert. No reservations are necessary, just come and enjoy. For more information, call Megan McKillip at 563-4475 or log on to the website at www.LivingWellInWaba The Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center is operated by Living Well In Wabash County COA, formerly Wabash County

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WABASH KIWANIS will hold their annual pancake day March 19 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wabash County Fairgrounds 4-H Building. Pictured are (from left): front row, Northfield High School Key Club members Madison Kroh, Bayli Birk, and Kendall Tomlinson; back row, Wabash Kiwanis members Doug Konkle, Charlie Chapman, and Juanita Rapp, president. (photo by Brent Swan)

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Versia McClellan, 75 Member of Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church Sept. 27, 1935 – March 6, 2011 Versia McClellan, 75, Huntington, died March 6, 12:23 p.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Hazard, Ky., to Cecil and Lonia (Combs) Williams. She married Miles O. McClellan, in Markle, on Dec. 24, 1953. Mrs. McClellan was a homemaker and a member of the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church, Andrews. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Miles McClellan, Huntington; three sons, Harold (Tracy) McClellan, Andrews; and Gary (Anne) McClellan and Roger (Teresa) McClellan, both of Huntington; a daughter, Annette (Dean) Harris, Andrews; three brothers, Ed Williams and Larry Williams, both of Huntington; and Don Williams, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Shelby Shockome, Andrews; Florsia Kreig, Fort Wayne; and Joann Long, Constantine, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lisa McClellan; two brothers, Clayton and Nelson Williams; and two sisters, Virginia Jones and Shirley Haines. Funeral services were held March 10, at Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church, Andrews. Burial was in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association c/o Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington, IN 46750. The memorial guest book for Mrs. McClellan may be signed online at

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LaFontaine, struck a deer on SR 15 north of SR 114. At 1:54 p.m., vehicles driven by Carl Selleck Jr., 77, 2185 W. Lukens Lake Rd. Lot 7, Laketon, and Bart Stouffer, 31, PO Box 212, LaFontaine, collided on Wabash Street near Manchester Avenue. North Manchester Police Department Citations March 8 Jerry Martin, 37, Laketon, speeding, driving while suspended – prior Bradley Yoder, 69, North Manchester, speeding Sherrie Spann, 43, North Manchester, speeding Nichole Bowling, 32, Defiance, Ohio, expired license plate March 6 Christopher Friend, 29, North Manchester, operating while intoxicated March 5 John Scheffer, 56, Winamac, speeding

Truman Blocher, 86 Army Air Corp veteran Dec. 14, 1924 – March 9, 2011 Truman Phillip “Phil” Blocher, 86, North Manchester, died March 9, at Wesleyan Healthcare Center, Marion. He was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Minot, N.D., to Charles and Elizabeth (Brubaker) Blocher. He married Delores on April 17, 1979. Mr. Blocher was a 1942 graduate of Roann High School, and attended the Indiana Teachers College, Terre Haute. He was an Army Air Corp veteran, serving in the 801st Engineer Aviation Batallion during World War II. He retired from Builders Mart, Goshen, and also delivered machinery for Manchester Tool and Die. He actively worked until he was 80 years old. He was a member of the Wabash Hanna Masonic Lodge and the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester. He enjoyed golfing, automobiles, and racing cars. He is survived by his wife, Delores Blocher, North Manchester; five children, Linda (Ross) Martin, Nancy Gray, Debbie (Steve) Estep, Craig Blocher, and Steve Blocher, all of Wabash; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Sue Sorrell, Wabash, and Steve (Kathie) McAtee, Marion; three step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; a brother, Clifford Blocher, North Manchester; and a sister, Leona (Robert) Small, Kansas City, Mo. A memorial service will be held March 16, 4 p.m., at the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Family will receive friends March 16, one hour prior to the service, at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service. Preferred memorials are to Congregational Christian Church. The memorial guest book for Mr. Blocher may be signed online at

Indiana State Police Citations March 4 The following received citations for speeding: Melba Holmgreen, 78, Plymouth; Debra Ogle, 57, Logansport; Alix Parrett, 19, Bringhurst; David Reeves, 36, Fort Wayne March 3 Michael Snyder, 28, Marion, speeding March 2 The following received citations for speeding: Dwight Hughes, 58, Lowell; Adrienne Johnson, 19, Rochester; Thomas Similton, 78, Syracuse; Lloyd Stirmen, 48, Fulton, Md.; Laura Cooper, 42, 461 Bent. St., Wabash The following received citations for seatbelt violations: Mitchell Day, 37, 5427 W. SR 114, North Manchester; Ernest Vance, 37, 301 S. Mill St. Lot 17, North Manchester; March 1 The following received citations for speeding: Joseph Brewster, 31,

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Columbia City; Joseph Carney, 50, Indianapolis; Travis Cooper, 23, Tippecanoe; Tamara Ellet, 52, 279 E. Hill St., Wabash; Gary Gardner, 56, Coshocton, Ohio; Dennis Grinstead, 44, 113 Shady Lane Dr., Wabash Angie Rogers, 34, 270 Carroll St., Wabash, child restraint system violation Feb. 28 Jeremy Bartlow, 21, Converse, speeding Feb. 26 Tejinder Singh, 20, Carmel, speeding Feb. 25 The following received citations for speeding: Emily Fritz, 23, Columbus; Ocea Strickland, 48, Indianapolis; Jennifer Bushong, 29, Peru, driving left of center Solomon David, 38, 730 N 200 W, Wabash, seatbelt violation Feb. 24 Michael Jenny, 40, Glenview, Ill. speeding Arthur Turner, 45, Apopka, Fla., federal motor carrier safety (continued on page 13)

Eloise Giddens, 95 Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 17, 1916 – March 8, 2011

Eloise E. Giddens, 95, Wabash, died March 8, 8:10 p.m., at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Huntington, to the late John E. and Susanna (Barter) Bauer. She married Charles Giddens on Oct. 1, 1938; he died in 1983. Mrs. Giddens graduated from Huntington High School in 1933. She retired from Siebe Controls, North Manchester, in 1981. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Rosary Guild, and Woman’s Club House Association, all in Wabash. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center in Wabash and playing euchre. She is survived by a sister, Suzanne Schenkel, Huntington; three grandchildren, Annalise Giddens, Marc Giddens, and Melanie Giddens, all of Liberty Mills; and three greatgrandchildren. Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Daniel Giddens; and a brother. Mass of Christian Burial was held March 12, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don. Rosary was held March 11, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Burial was in the Gardens of Memory in Grant County. Preferred memorials are to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 207 N. Cass St., Wabash, IN 46992.

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Continued from page 12 violation Feb. 23 The following received citations for speeding: Thomas Wagner, 42, Parma, Ohio; Mark Kocak, 53, Amherst, Ohio; Hilary McCarragher, 41, North Andover, Mass.; Jacob Rodabaugh, 34, Walton; Adeel Soyfoo, 31, West Lafayette Kyle Curless, 39, 1225 N 750 E Lagro, seatbelt violation Feb. 22 Fawn Clester, 34, Osceola, speeding Feb. 21 Kristin Steele, 41, 1632 King St., Wabash, speeding Marriage Applications

Francisco Leon, 24, and Amy Francis, 21 Willie Miller, 34, and Angela Bartoo, 33 Druid Chaffins, 19, and Lydia Searer, 20 Larry Coe, 66, and Donna Brown, 59

Dennis McFarland, 48, and Jennifer Fuller, 38 Robert Powell II, 28, and Felisha Stamper, 27 Scully Noland, 39, and Britany Kime, 22 Land Transfers Russell E. Ross and Joan C. Ross to Russell Ross Keystone Trust and Joan Ross Keystone Trust, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Subdivision Lots Russell E. Ross and Joan C. Ross to Russell Ross Keystone Trust and Joan Ross Keystone Trust, Quitclaim Deed, Bents Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Leonard S. Trinkle Revocable Trust to Linda J. McCaslin and Robert I. McCaslin, Warranty Deed, Crosspointe Horiz Prop Phase 1 Sec. 2, also part common area Wabash Lot: 21 A

Wabash County Audtior Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Jason A. Crace to Brenda Westbrook, Tax Title Deed, Ewing & Hanna Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 75 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway, Record Owner Charles Hyden Jr. and Record Owner Karen Hyden to Christienne D. Wolter, Tax Title Deed, Original Plat, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 233 Doris A. Marburger Estate and Representative Douglas Marburger to Douglas Marburger, P e r s o n a l Representative Deed, Haldermans Edmund 2nd Addition, North Manchester, Lot: 4 Seth A. McMillan and Jana Andersen to Seth A. McMillan and Jana Andersen, Quitclaim Deed, Sandy Beach Estates Sec. 1A, Pleasant Township, Multiple Lots / Blocks Wells Fargo Bank to Structured Asset

David Purvis, 60 Roann resident Jan. 6, 1951 – March 10, 2011 David Lee Purvis, 60, Roann, died March 10, 8:44 a.m., at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1951, in Owingsville, Ky., to E.A. Lee “Ace” and Virgie Lee (Little) Purvis. He married Linda Fox, in Owingsville, Ky., on Aug. 21, 1969. Mr. Purvis was a self-employed contractor. He enjoyed woodworking and drawing, and was a collector of knives and coins. He lived most of his life in Wabash County, and the past 25 years in Roann. He is survived by his wife, Linda Purvis; and two daughters, Tonia Purvis and Lori (Michael) Sisco, all of Roann; three grandchildren, Chad Pelphrey, Wabash; and Hailee Sisco and Tyler Sisco, both of Roann; a great-granddaughter, Makayla Pelphrey, Lagro; and four brothers and sisters, Farley (Rebecca) Purvis, Adamsville, Tenn.; Betty (Ron) Kuhn, Jackson, Miss.; Danny (Jerri) Purvis, Alabama; and Debbie (Dan) Leath, Memphis, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Martin Scott Purvis; a brother; and two sisters. Funeral services were held March 14, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, Roann, with Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. The memorial guest book for Mr. Purvis may be signed online at

James Kirby, 88 Former rural Wabash resident April 18, 1922 – March 12, 2011 James William Kirby, 88, formerly of rural Wabash, died March 12, 3:31 p.m., at Marion General Hospital. He was born April 18, 1922, in Wabash County, to Frank and Mary (Baldinger) Kirby. He married Rhea I. Hileman, in Wabash County, on Feb. 9, 1946. Mr. Kirby worked at the Richvalley Grain Elevator for 37 years. He enjoyed working crafts, mowing his yard, music, gardening, and flowers. He is survived by his wife, Rhea I. Kirby, LaFontaine; six children, Joyce A. (John) Hacker, Markle; Richard (Pat) Kirby and Julie (Phil) Good, both of Wabash; Myrl (Kathy) Suddarth, Del Rio, Tenn.; Delores Suddarth, Peru, N.Y.; and Beverly Suddarth, Kokomo; a sister, Arlene Metzger, Peru; 14 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James Kirby Jr.; four brothers, Eldon, Everett, Kenneth, and Wayne Kirby; and a sister, Martha Boyer. Funeral services will be held March 16, 10:30 a.m., at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Friends may call March 15, 4 - 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to Wabash Friends Church. The memorial guest book for Mr. Kirby may be signed online at

Securities Corp Trust, US Bank National Association Trustee and US Bank National Association Trustee Warranty Deed, 4-29-7 US Bank National Association to US Bank National Association and James A. Bercik, Warranty Deed, 4-29-7 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Douglas E. Smith to M o m e n t u m Leadership, Tax Title Deed, Hannas J. Warren Addition, Wabash, Block: Pt. 6 Hali Kruger and Jamison Parker to Jamison R. Parker, Quitclaim Deed, 25-30-5 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Jeffrey Archacki to Aialik Investments LLC, Tax Title Deed, Englishs Cont. of Bradys Addition,

Lagro, Lot: Pt. 42 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Jaime Contreras to Aialik Investments LLC, Tax Title Deed, Original Plat, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 190 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway Record Owner Christopher Thompsn and Record Owner Steven R. Plise to Aialik Investments LLC, Tax Title Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner James L. Harvey to Clearwater Property Investments LLC, Tax Title Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Household Finance Corporation III to Brenda K. Coble and Harvey D. Coble,

Donna Reed, 57 Former Wabash resident Sept. 3, 1953 – Feb. 25, 2011 Donna Reed, 57, North Ogden, Utah, formerly of Wabash, died Feb. 25, after lifelong problems with Crohn’s Disease. She was born Sept. 3, 1953, to Al and Geri Waggoner. Mrs. Reed graduated from Wabash High School in 1971. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and best friend. She was strong in her Catholic faith and in her support for the unborn babies who don’t have a voice in this world. She is survived by her parents, Al and Geri Waggoner, Wabash; her husband of 34 years, Patrick Reed; three daughters, Nicole, Indiana; and Andie and Stacie, both of North Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Janice (Sam) Hipskind, Wabash, and Teresa (Bill) Svetic, Mishawaka; and three brothers, Michael (Deb) Waggoner, Churubusco; Alva (Sharon) Waggoner, Ossian; and Mitch Waggoner, South Bend. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tony, who died in 1990. Funeral services were held March 7, at St. James Catholic Church, North Ogden, Utah. Arrangements were entrusted to Myers Mortuary, North Ogden, Utah. Preferred memorials are to the donor’s local Right to Life chapter.

Warranty Deed, South Haven Addition, Wabash Lot: 6 Housing and Urban Development Secretary to Scott Bowman, Warranty Deed, Hannas J. Warren Addition, Wabash, Lot: 9 Block 20 James A. Aswegan to Janet L. Aswegan, Quitclaim Deed, 29-27-7 Brent Mendenhall and Carol Mendenhall to Jeff E. Urschel, Warranty Deed, Northern Addition, Wabash, Outlot: Pt. 37 Beacon Credit Union to Zachary D. Brubaker, Warranty Deed, 16-29-6 Ricki Harper and Scott Thompson to Scott Thompson, Quitclaim Deed, 28-26-7 Wabash County Habitat for Humanity Inc. to Angel N. Shepherd, Corporate Deed, Butterbaughs 2nd Addition, Roann, Lot: 78 Charley Creek Foundation Inc. to Drew A. Smith and Kelly J. Smith, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway, Record Owner Ernest B. Ashba Jr. and Record Owner Eleanor C. Ashba to Chris A. Bradford, Tax Title Deed, 13-29-6, Multiple Parcels Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway, Record Owner Billy L. Parsons Sr. and Record Owner Martha Owens to Chris A. Bradford, Tax Title Deed-13-29-6 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway, Record Owner Ernest B. Ashba Jr. and Record Owner Eleanor C. Ashba to Chris A.


Bradford, Tax Title Deed, 13-29-6 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway, Record Owner Walter Grossnickle and Record Owner Bertha Grossnickle to Chris A. Bradford, Tax Title Deed, 6-29-7 Dean Lee Biehl Estate, Representative Ted L. Biehl and Representative Kris E. Biehl to Gregory E. Biehl and Tricia A. Biehl, Personal Representative Deed, 31-29-8 US Bank and US Bank, NA to Clifford K. Blocher, Warranty Deed, 24-29-6 Joe A. Carroll and Tina L. Carroll to Christopher L. Patrick and Dawn K. Patrick, Warranty Deed, Original Plat, North Manchester, Lot: Pt. 2 Gale L. Harness to Gale L. Harness Life Estate, Connie Jo Dunnagan, David A. Harness and Linda K. Bowman, Quitclaim Deed, Gruells Addition, LaFontaine, Multiple Lots / Blocks Kenneth Jay Rapp to Randall L. Airgood Trust, Teresa A. Airgood Trust, Clifton A. Airgood Trust and Kari A. Airgood Trust, Warranty Deed, 24-26-7 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway, Record Owner Dan Hall and Record Owner Betty J. Smith to IMAC Realty LLC, Tax Title Deed, Walnut Hills Addition, Wabash, Lot: 99 Wabash County Auditor Jane Ridgeway and Record Owner Mary Egolf to IMAC Realty LLC, Tax Title Deed, Original Plat, North Manchester, Lot: 92

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Fathers speak to Teen MOPS Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) met March 7, 5 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church. The meal was provided by Ann Emrick and Judy Pressler. A panel of fathers discussed the importance of a father’s role in the lives of both sons and daughters. Panel members spoke from their own personal experiences about such issues as modeling respect for women, teaching boys how to be men of integrity, blended families, and bonding issues with foster children and adopted children. The panel members consisted of Rod Schram, Terry Hann, Brad Fleck, and Mark Thompson. The evening’s craft consisted of making calico flowers in clay pots. The next meeting will be held on March 21. Any persons interested in joining Teen MOPS may register at the LIFE Center or by calling 563-7275.



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March 16, 2011

Kiwanians hear from Steeles celebrate Golden Anniversary faculty of Wabash City Schools at recent meetings The March 1 Kiwanis meeting featured Dr. Celia Shand, Wabash City Schools’ superintendent, and staff members from Wabash High School who shared new technologies being considered for the school in the upcoming years. Many of these changes are being considered because it has been found that students also learn by using computer generated textbooks and other study techniques, in addition to the use of more traditional teaching methods. Matt Stone, athletic director of Wabash High School, joined the Kiwanis Club for their March 8 meeting. He shared with the group about the Wabash High School Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame in its two-year existence has already honored 33 graduates who have made great contributions toward athletics. In other news, Jack Thomas was awarded as the 2010 Kiwanian of the Year by Chairperson Rod Morrison. Many thanks to him for all of his work on behalf of the Wabash Kiwanis Club. As a reminder, the Kiwanis Pancake Day will be taking place in the 4-H Building on March 19, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from Kiwanis members or at the door the day of the event.

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Tommy and Marieta (Renicker) Steele, North Manchester, were married March 24, 1961, at Tommy’s parents’ home, by his grandfather, Carl Overholser. Their two daughters and three grandchildren cordially invite you to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on March 26, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester. It is asked that attendees RSVP with Joyce at 260-578-7458, by March 19. Please let your presence be their present.

Wabash County Extension Office to host upcoming educational events

Wabash County Extension Office has several upcoming events, which will fall under three different programs: Agricultural and Natural Resources, Consumer and Family Science and 4-H Youth Development. Upcoming Agricultural and Natural Resources events include: - Annual meeting of Wabash County Solid Waste District at the REMC building on March 16, noon - Master Gardeners, “Vegetables”, at Charley Creek Gardens on March 22, 6 p.m. - Master Gardeners at Charley Creek Gardens on March 29, 6 p.m. Upcoming Consumer and Family Science events include: - Junior Achievement, “Global Marketplace Series” at Wabash Middle School on March 29, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - Spring District Meeting of the Extension Homemakers at the Cass County Dentzel Carousel, Logansport, on March 30, 10 a.m. Upcoming 4-H Youth Development events include: - Ag in the Classroom in fourth grade rooms at all schools on March 16-31 - Crimson Clovers meeting at Southwood Elementary on March 17, 7 p.m. - Vet Science Club meeting at Pipe Creek Animal Clinic on March 23, 6:30 p.m. - Junior Leaders Meeting, “March Madness”, Advisors home on March 24, 6 p.m. - Shooting Sport Meetings, “Safety Instruction and Testing” at Bass & Bucks on March 28, 6-8 p.m.

Laketon American Legion plans upcoming events


The Laketon American Legion Auxiliary is planning many upcoming events at the Post. Breakfast is served every Monday from 6 to 11 a.m. On April 9, a fishing contest will be held on Round Lake, beginning at 8 a.m. An auction of items, large and small, will begin at 3 p.m. Food will be available throughout the day. Anyone with items to donate are asked to call a Post or Auxiliary member. Items can be picked up by calling ahead of time. Mary Rohrer, Unit legislative chairman, gave an interesting report on pending bills during the March meeting. Mary Day collected $7 for the Auxiliary Emergency Fund. National Security Chairman Tina Evans reported collecting 50 cell phones for re-programming to 911 and donated for use by domestic violence victims. Several letters were read from Indiana Veterans Home acknowledging cards and monies sent to several residents for the holidays and birthdays. Past President Chris Haecker has made numerous knit blankets, caps and head bands and donated to Riley Hospital at a value of over $700. Veta Holle won the Patriotic Date Book door prize. Refreshments were provided by Julia Alderfer, Miriam Linkenhoker and Thelma Butler. The next meeting will be held April 5 at 7 p.m.

March 16, 2011

Indiana State Police Peru Post to conduct DUI checkpoint On the evening of March 18, troopers working from the Indiana State Police Peru Post will conduct an enforcement checkpoint targeting impaired drivers in Miami County. After the checkpoint, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the Indiana State Police Peru District, which covers Cass,

Fulton, Grant, Miami, Howard, Tipton and Wabash counties. Impaired driving remains one of America’s deadliest problems. According to the National Highway Traffic S a f e t y Administration, in 2008, 37,261 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle crashes. That same year, 11,773 people were killed in crash-



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es that involved a driver or motorcyclist with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. That means every 45 minutes someone died in a crash involving an impaired driver. In Indiana, in 2007, there were a total of 205,005 crashes, 9,942 of them were alcohol related. “The purpose of enforcement checkpoints is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways before they cause needless pain, suffering and death to innocent victims,” stated Indiana State Police Sergeant Rick Brown. “We would like voluntary compliance of Indiana’s traffic laws, but officers are searching for and will arrest the small segment of drivers who continually endanger all motorists by operating a motor vehicle while impaired.” Reminders so

motorists do not find themselves “over the limit and under arrest”: - Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol. - Don’t drive your vehicle if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Call a taxi or a sober friend. A cab ride is cheaper than a DUI arrest. - Take care of your friends. Never let a friend drive while impaired. Take their keys. - If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver. - Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21. Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911. Give a vehicle description and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.


MR. AND MRS. DENNIS (MENDENHALL) KRAMER will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 20. Dennis and Judy were married at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Reverend Rollings officiated. Joyce Barnett and David Overly were attendants. Dennis is retired from Hiz, Inc. / Hunter Douglas and Judy retired from Walmart Garden Center. They have one daughter, Jenny (Mark) Hill; and three grandsons, Michael Bowen, Andrew Hill and Zachary Hill. A family celebration will be held this summer. (photo provided)

Secretary arrested for stealing money from Logansport Police Department

On March 10, a threemonth long criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Brian Dormer resulted in the arrest of Jodi L. Nicoll, 51, Logansport. Nicoll surrendered at the Cass County Jail where she was served a Cass Superior Court I arrest warrant alleging a class D felony count of theft. Detective Dormer started the investigation at the request of the Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA). An audit conducted by SBOA revealed that approximately $5,227 in fees

collected by the Logansport Police Department, from January 2008 through July 2010, had not been deposited with the Logansport Clerk Treasurer’s Office as required. The fees were collected when the public requested gun permit applications, crash reports, crash photos, vehicle identification checks, and finger

printing. Dormer’s investigation revealed Nicoll, who served as a secretary for the Logansport Police Department, allegedly collected the fees but kept the money and used it for personal gain. Nicoll is no longer employed at the Logansport Police Department.

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March 16, 2011

World-renowned bassoonist to be guest of Manchester Symphony Orchestra

M a n c h e s t e r Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appearance of Dr Arnold Archai as the guest bassoonist for the April 3 concert. The Orchestra will perform at Ford Theater at the Honeywell Center at 3 p.m. Doors will open at 2:20 p.m., with pre-concert conversations to begin at 2:30 p.m. Themed, Movie Magic and Moscow, will be under the direction of Scott Humphries. Arnold Irchai was born into a musical family. His father worked at the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater as a violinist for more than 40 years. His mother was a prominent piano teacher. Dr. Irchai began studying bassoon at the Leningrad Music School for Gifted Children and continued his studies at the State Leningrad Conservatory, USSR. At the Conservatory he received his masters and doctoral degrees. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive performance and teaching experience. From 1974 to 1990, he was principal bassoonist of the M o s c o w Philharmonic Orchestra under such world-renowned conductors as Kirrill Kondrashin and Dmitry Kitaenko. Dr. Irchai taught bassoon at the Gnessins Music Pedagogical Institute in Moscow, Russia. Among his awards are

the first prizes in the All-Russia Music Competition for Woodwind Quintets and the Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation Award. He has toured Europe, Asia and the Americas with the M o s c o w Philharmonic Orchestra and other world-class orchestras. As a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Irchai has performed recitals throughout the United States and the world for many years. Recent solo performances include appearances at Lincoln Center, N.Y.; Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; the Lyceum, Alexandria, Va.; the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, Rockville, Md.; Strathmore Hall, Md.; Lyceum of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia; Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy; and other venues. Dr. Irchai’s performances have been widely reviewed and featured in local, national and international mass media. His performances elicited admiring comments that “Irchai was impressive not only for flexibility of his performance which audiences have come to expect, but also for his tone quality - sweet but not cloying, with an even focused vibrato in the lyrical passages and deep tones that resonated with warmth” and “bassoon at its best” in the

Washington Post. Mount Vernon Gazette rightly praised Irchai as “a master of his instrument” having “singing tone and superb technique.” Until recently, Dr. Irchai was a member of the faculty at both the Washington Conservatory of Music in Washington, D.C. and Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Md. He was also the principal bassoon of the N a t i o n a l Philharmonic, Washington, D.C.; the principal bassoon of Arlington Symphony, Arlington, Va.; and Prince William Symphony, Manassas, Va. Currently, Dr. Irchai is associate professor of bassoon at the University of Florida, School of Music, and the principal bassoon of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. He is also a faculty member of the Summit Music F e s t i v a l , Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y., International Academy of Music, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy, and St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as of the Burgos International Music Festival, Spain, and member of DT Duo. Dr. Irchai’s arrangements are published by TrevCo Music. Dr. Irchai is Fox C o r p o r a t i o n Performing Artist

80th Annual Shareholders Meeting

WABASH MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND CHEERLEADERS formed a service organization called the Wabash Lady Apaches, which donated quilts to the Wabash LIFE Center on Feb. 16. The LIFE Center will then distribute the quilts to those in need. According to Mrs. Yates, organizer of the Lady Apaches, the group will continue their community outreach programs. (photo by Brent Swan)

Extension Homemakers’ Presidents Council met March 8 Wabash County E x t e n s i o n Homemakers’ Presidents Council met in the EMA room at the Courthouse on March 8. Jane Long, president, opened the meeting at 9 a.m. Ruth Dyson gave devotions with readings titled “Stuff ” and “The Miracle of Easter”. Roll call response was “your favorite green food”. Those attending were Jane Long, Joyce Brewer, Ellie Draper, Mary Ruth Mendenhall, Connie Cook, Ruth Dyson, Mary Jean Wendel, Marguerite Guenin and Teresa Witkoske. Proposed by-laws and budget for next year were discussed. There were some minor changes made. The final documents

will be presented and voted on at the u p c o m i n g P r e s i d e n t s Luncheon/Achieve ment Day. The Presidents Luncheon/Achieve ment Day will be held on April 28 at First United Methodist Church in Roann. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. The speaker will give a program during the morning session. The business session will follow the speaker. The meal will be catered by Scott Poole. Reservations and money are needed by April 20. If a special diet is necessary, indicate this on the reservation form. Wabash County will be 175 years old this year.

That will be the theme for the day. Anyone having anything relating to the early history of Wabash County is welcome to bring these items for display that day. Cultural arts items are needed. Reading points need to be given to Ellie Draper as soon as possible. Each club is expected to furnish a door prize. The Kokomo district spring meeting will be in Logansport at the Carousel Center on March 30. The 98th Home and Family Conference will be at Purdue University June 810. Wabash County will be making a gift basket for the silent auction fundraiser. Each club in the county is requested to supply

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one item for this basket. Officers elected for next year are Joyce Brewer, president; Bonita Kirtlan, secretary; Mary Ruth Mendenhall, assistant secretary; Ruth Dyson, treasurer; and Mary Jane Wendel, assistant treasurer. A vice president will be named later. Teresa Witkoske gave the educator’s report. Funding cuts for extension services are expected in the new state budget. Tami Mosier has been hired part time for the office. The Bunny Bash will be held at Honeywell Center on April 23 from 9-11 a.m. Help is needed for the booth. Joyce Brewer made a few comments. We will participate in the Hosta-Hoosier program again next year. Anyone going to Arby’s in Wabash is asked to save their receipts. These can be turned in at the extension office. Arby’s will give a portion of the receipts to the 4-H council to help support 4-H programs in Wabash County. The next meeting will be May 10 in the old Superior Courtroom at the Courthouse at 9 a.m. The meeting adjourned with the group singing the club prayer.

March 16, 2011

Alexis Michelle Laferney is born Keaffaber family welcomes daughter

Chadd and Jaime Keaffaber, South Whitley, are the parents of a daughter born March 2 at 2:37 p.m. Izabelle Jade Keaffaber weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her mother is the former Jaime Flora. Grandparents are Dan and Teresa Flora and Danny and Carolyn Keaffaber, all of North Manchester. Great-grandparents are Junior and Betty Wilcox, North Manchester; Dale and Beulah Flora, Fort Wayne; and Donnabelle Martin, Goshen.

Matthew and Jamie Laferney, Wabash, are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 24 at 12:18

a.m. Alexis Michelle Laferney weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and



was 19.1 inches long. Her mother is the former Jamie Miracle. Grandparents are Preston and Linda Miracle, Wabash; Bryan and Susan Laferney, Urbana; and Mike and Deanna Emmons, Akron. Great-grandparents are Jack Miracle and the late Ann Miracle, Curtis Webb Jr. and the late Nan Webb, Marla Laferney and the late James Laferney, and Gerold and Connie Chaplin, all of Wabash.

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March 16, 2011


The Paper recognizes “All-County” boy’s basketball winners

THE 2010-2011 WABASH COUNTY BOY’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR, Mike Cook, shoots a jumper during the Manchester sectional against North Miami. Cook was selected as the Wabash County Player of the Year by the local coaches and media. (photo by

2010-11 honorees as voted by Wabash County coaches and select media representatives by Brent Swan The Paper staff (Shaun Tilghman and Brent Swan), along with Andy McCord and Bob Stambazzi of 105.9 The Bash; Eric Christiansen and Aaron Turner of the North Manchester News-Journal; Gary Andrews of wabashc o u n t y s p o r t s. c o m ;

and the five Wabash County boy’s basketball coaches recently collaborated in selecting the first annual “The Paper AllCounty Team”. The All-County rosters five First Team players, five Second Team players, two Honorable Mention selections, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Sixth Man of the Year.

There were no regulations as to how many players could represent each school, as voters were simply urged to select the players they viewed as the most outstanding athletes throughout the 2010-11 season. Southwood High School senior Mike Cook was selected as the first boy’s basketball Player of the Year. Manchester Squire head coach Aaron Cripe earned the other top honor

after being voted Coach of the Year. Cripe improved the Manchester Squires to a 3-17 regular season record in his second season at the helm, despite losing six seniors from the 2009-2010 squad due to graduation. Cripe saved the best for last however, leading his team to defeat county rivals Northfield (53-46) and Wabash (64-56) during the opening two rounds of sectional play. Cripe’s Squires advanced to the championship game where they faced North Miami, even taking a brief lead in the fourth quarter before ultimately falling to the Warriors. Cook, a 5’8” guard, led all Wabash County scorers netting an average of 19.3 points per game (ppg) over the entire 2010-2011 season, and finishing as the third highest scorer during conference play (16.6 ppg). Cook’s impact was evident by the constant attention he required from opposing defenses. Cook consistently drew the opposing team’s lockdown defender, or a double team, yet managed to connect on 40 percent of his field goal attempts. He also led the Knights with 4.1 assists per game (apg), second best in the Three Rivers Conference (TRC), and attempted the second most free throws in the TRC, while connecting on 73 percent of his free throws attempted. Defensively, Cook finished tied with Connor Hobbs for sec-

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ond on the Knights team with 37 steals, an average of 1.9 steals per game. Cook signed his national letter of intent to play collegiate basketball at Purdue University, North Central, where he will be able to play against former Knight teammate Spencer Krhin, now a member of the Bethel College Pilots. Joining Cook on the First Team is 6’5” junior forward/center Ryan Givens. Givens led the TRC in field goal percentage, connecting on nearly 64% of his total field goals. The junior from Northfield led his team in scoring, 13.4 ppg, seventh in the TRC, and rebounds, 9.2 rpg, tops in the TRC. Wabash Apache senior Alex Hentgen was also named to the All-County first team. Hentgen led the Apaches in nearly every statistical category, including points (13.7), rebounds (7.5), and steals (3.2). Hentgen led the TRC in steals and finished second in the county in scoring during conference play (15.7 ppg), behind only Cook (16.6 ppg) Hentgen was also selected by the coaches and media as the 2010-2011 Wabash County boy’s basketball Defensive Player of the Year. The Manchester Squires were the lone school in the county putting two selections on the first team; seniors Scott Baker and Austin Flack. Baker, a 6’4” senior finished the season ranking in the top ten

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conference play was seventh best in the conference. For the year, Keaffaber averaged six points per contest. Southwood Knight senior Devin Dale was named the Sixth Man of the Year. Dale, a 5’10” guard, netted 1.3 steals per contest while mainly playing a reserve role. Members of The Paper’s Second Team All-County were junior Joe Frieden and senior Justin Parker, Northfield High School; juniors Levi Winget and Conner Hobbs, Southwood High School; and sophomore Shea Beauchamp, Wabash. Honorable mention selections were White’s guard Akeem Hill and Northfield forward Ryan Keaffaber.

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library, she has done this several times over the year. She was nominated by Mr. Mills. Courtney helped younger children with reading. She was nominated by Mrs. Bair. Both girls received value meal coupons from Arby’s and Wendy’s. Teachers each received a World’s Finest Chocolate Bar. ON MARCH 15, Sharp Creek thirdgraders will visit the Honeywell House; March 18 is Celebrate Learning Day; March 21 and 23 is Battle of the Books; March 24 is Activity Day #2; on March 25 sixthgraders will visit Northfield; March 10-21 will be the Elementary Art Show/Exhibit at the Honeywell Center; March 14 will be Walking Club after school; and on March 16 report card

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will go home. YOU ARE INVITED to Battle of the Books on March 21 and 23, 4:30 p.m., at the Heartland Career Center. Fourth and fifthgrade students from Emmanuel, W.C. Mills, Sharp Creek, LaFontaine, Metro North, St. Bernard’s, S o u t h w o o d Elementary School, and your child’s school would like to invite you to attend. There will be four games on March 21, beginning at 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. On March 23, there will be three games beginning at 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Sharp Creek team is coached by Becky Mast, along with co-coaches, Lisa McClure, Chuck Bair and Jerry Mills. Team members are Bailey Burcroff, Emily Clendenon, Hunter Cox, Ariel Dale, JJ Davidson, Madison Garrett, Mallory Grizzle, Libby Haupert, Richard Marks, Madison Nevil, Madison Snyder and Blake Wynn. SHARP CREEK D E S T I NAT I O N I M AG I NAT I O N STUDENTS AND TEAM LEADERS: Sharp Creek has five D e s t i n a t i o n ImagiNation teams. Mr. Bair’s and Mr. Guenin’s team members are: Caleb Kroh, Josh Ford, Kenzie Thornsbury, Sarah Johnston, Attie Schuler, Jordan Bratch and Suzi Sapusek. Mrs. Riggle’s team mem-

bers are: Abbey Ross, Madison Garrett, Libby Haupert, Allie Keaffaber, Bailey Burcroff, Emily Clendenon and Emma Wynn. Mrs. Wynn’s team members are: Blake Wynn, Brennan Vigar, Blake Harner, Leah Gatchel, Ava Smith, Richard Marks and JJ Copeland. Sharp Creek Parent Angie Burcroff ’s team members are: Sam Burcroff, Isaac Gottschalk, Kam Cole, Trista Eads, Jacklyn Peas, Courtney Stapleton and Taylor Grizzle. Sharp Creek Parent Kristi Bone’s team members are: Siarah France, Brionna Lee, Hailey Bone, Kaitlyn Hembree, Ashlie Koch, Cassidy Christman and Derrick Bone. Destination teams will be competing in the Regional Competition on March 12 at Triton Elementary School. D e s t i n a t i o n ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provide educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, 100,000 students across the United States and in more than 30 countries participate on teams to solve openended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Teams are


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tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the c h a l l e n g e s . Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills – they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on March 20 are: Worship Leader – Brian Chamberlain; Head Usher – Ed Fitch; Acolytes – Chamberlain children; Nursery Attendant – Carla Howard; Greeters – Carol Krom and Aliya Krom; Liturgist – Lori Siders; Altar Flowers – Melisa Wilcox; Organist – Nancy Miller; and Pianist – Janene Dawes. On March 20, there will be a carryin “Spring Fling” lunch at the Urbana C o m m u n i t y Building after church and Sunday school. HEAVEN SCENT laundry soap, made by the St. Peter’s Women’s Guild, is still available. If you would like to reorder or give this wonderful soap a try, call Hilda Wilcox (7743462) or Linda Newcomb (774-3011) for more details. PRAYER CONCERNS: Continue to

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK Scott Carlin, and Bob and Karen Fawcett for letting my Relay Team BFF (Battling 4 Family & Friends) use the Main View to hold a Beef and Noodle Fundraiser. Thank you to all the people who came to eat the wonderful food. And a very special Thank You to Janel Byers for cooking and for every-

thing that you do!! THERE WILL BE A WOMEN-ONLY SELF-DEFENSE CLASS on March 22, 6 p.m., at my place in the Town Life Center. The cost is $25. We will offer everything from avoidance and de-escalation to physical self-defense. If Darien didn’t already know all of this it would be mandatory for her – she already attended the first one we did. Anyway, anything you can do to publicize this date would be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested can contact me at 260-5786060. Reservations

are suggested as there is limited space. (Submitted by Fred Rodriguez.) THE GARBER SIMMONS SENIOR CENTER (a United Fund Agency) will be having their Annual Silent Auction on April 15 at the Thomas Marshall Town Life Center. If you have any new or gently used items that you would be willing to donate to the Senior Center please contact NeVonna Allen at 260-982-0535. All donations are very much appreciated! (Submitted by NeVonna Allen.)

March 16, 2011

THE THIRD FRIDAY Jam is March 18 in the Akron Community Center. Some really fine musicians are sittingin with the group and it provides great variety for the listening audience. It is just a lot of fun. Bring your acoustic instruments and join in. Bring a snack to share. Coffee and punch are provided. Marilyn Kruger will teach oils on Mondays in April at the Akron United Methodist Church, Akron. Classes start

Roann and northern Miami County Joy Harber 765-833-5231 • April 11 at 6 p.m., lasting until 8:30 p.m. This session could last 6-8 weeks. For more information, call 574-893-7241. (From the Akron Area Arts League newsletter.) METRO NORTH NEWS: Polar Pride winners for the months of January and February were: Gage Ballard, Maddia Lehman, Emma Hoover, Keaton Francis, Christine Shrock, and Brayden Rudy. The PTO Carnival at Metro North Elementary is on March 18. Angie Dale is chairing the committee. Parents, please give her your assistance if asked. This is a great

evening for everyone and an excellent way to raise money for our school. Spring pictures will be taken on March 21. The Multi Arts Fame Festival will be held on March 26, at the Honeywell Center. Spring break begins on April 1. (From the Metro North Elementary newsletter.) HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to Rex Renz, John Dyson, Christopher Meyer, Chuck Hollenback, Audrie Randell, Luke Spencer, Dalton McKinney, Brady Layne, Breslyn Kailee Swihart, Amanda Holmes, Wilda Slisher, Tim Shoemaker, Isaac William Stakeman,

REMEMBERING ROANN… The 1938-39 Roann Basketball Team is pictured: front row, the Cleaver twins, Otto Rance, and George Dawald; middle row, Bob Friermood, Bob Milan, Jay Kendall, Bob Hoag, and Roland Bozarth; back row, Coach Edward Cleaver, Bob Dyson, Paul Shafer, Gerald Dyson, Jack Oswalt, and Jimmy Bowman. (photo provided by Betty Dawald)

Sheriff’s Department releases monthly report

Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land recently released his department’s monthly statistics for February. The sheriff ’s department issued 24 traffic citations and 45 traffic warnings. There were two DUI arrests and one other alcohol related arrest. There were 28 individuals arrested total, 14 of which were drug arrests. There were 21

felony counts, and 20 misdemeanor counts. Forty-five cases were worked and 64 crashes were worked. There were 53 transports. Deputies

served 548 civil process papers and 47 warrants. There were 24 public appearances. Total number of calls for service reached 778.

Wabash Fire Department releases monthly report Wabash Fire Department recently released their monthly report for February. They reported 217 EMS runs, 29 fire runs, seven blood pressures and 53 LDT’s calls.

Cheryol Crull, Baylee Jo Shoemaker, Joshua Lee Smalley, Michael Jay Chenault, Bradley Dillon, Kevin Cordes, Teagan Faith Baer, LuAnn Layman, P.J. Roth, Aaron Barker, and Jeanette Birk.

(From the Roann Community Calendar.) H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A RY this week to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dillman, and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hawkins. (From the Roann

C o m m u n i t y Calendar.) ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at, or you may call me at the phone number


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March 16, 2011

NEW HIRES: Diane Caudill (left), RN, and Dave Schoenefeld (right) recently joined the staff at Miller’s Merry Manor West, Wabash, as the Director of Nursing and the Administrator, respectively. Pictured with Caudill and Schoenefeld is Joe Bolen, president of the Residents Council. (photo by Shaun Tilghman)

by Shaun Tilghman Miller’s Merry Manor West, Wabash, recently hired Dave Schoenefeld as its new Administrator and Diane Caudill as the new Director of Nursing. Both Schoenefeld and Caudill joined the staff at the Wabash facility approximately three weeks ago.

state, but this is my first Administrator position,” he explained. “It’s been fun getting to know the residents in this facility – they’re really great and there are a lot of interesting stories. The staff here has also been very helpful; most of our staff heads have been here a long time so they know this building and they know this town. “It’s interesting for me because I’ve been through Wabash a lot but I haven’t spent a lot of time here, and what I’ve seen is people have a lot of pride in Wabash. I hope to keep the tradition of what this building has had in the past, being a good building where people feel safe bringing their family members.” According to Schoenefeld, as Administrator he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations while ensuring that policies and procedures are followed in bringing

Schoenefeld is originally from Fort Wayne and is a graduate of Wabash College. He currently lives in Fishers and previously worked at the Miller’s facility in Tipton as an Administrative Assistant. “I’ve been with the company for three years all over the

We would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, flowers, food, cards and prayers during the past few months. Gary was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and just a good friend to everyone. He will be greatly missed. We would like to also thank Wabash Oncology Department. They were wonderful during this time. Also the employees at Ford Meter Box, thank you for all of your calls volunteering to help us in anyway needed. Dollie Treska Amanda Treska Gary, Kimberly Treska & family Betty Treska and Ruthann Richwine

the utmost quality care to the residents. “I don’t know if a lot of people are aware that Miller’s Merry Manor is a 100percent employeeowned company,” he added. “Everybody is a part owner of the company and I think with that being said there is a different mentality in the way they perform their duties – they want to do a good job not only for the residents but for the facility as well.” Caudill is a Marion High School graduate. She received her LPN degree in 1991 and graduated from IUKokomo in 2003 with an associate’s degree as an RN. She was employed at the Miller’s facility in Marion for the last year and a half, and at one time she worked

in the Miller’s Huntington facility for three years. “I’ve been a nurse for 20 years, with 13 years of long-term care experience,” she said. “I was a staff nurse at the other facilities, but I’ve held upper management positions throughout my nursing career. “What we want to show is that we are family-oriented and we promote a family atmosphere with our residents. We want the care we’re giving, and our actions, to make the residents feel like they are members of our family.” As Director of Nursing, Caudill oversees all nursing staff and evaluates them in order to assure they are providing quality care for the residents. Both individuals

Wabash Musicale met Feb. 22 at the Honeywell Center with 20 members in attendance. For February, the theme, “Down Memory Lane with Music Through the Decade”, focused on the 1950’s, the decade that marked the beginning of American Bandstand and rock and roll. President Sarah See welcomed everyone to the 1950’s. Chairperson Kae Gifford wore a poodle skirt, pink sweater, bobby socks and saddle shoes to usher members through the decade. The 1950’s marked the end of World War II, the cold war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union; the beginning of the space race; and the Vietnam War. Gifford introduced Sue Gray, who performed “My Friend and I”, written by Ralph Carmichael and arranged by Fred Bock. Gray was accompanied

by Eileen Dye. Dye and Peggy Coppler performed “Theme from Exodus” as a piano duet. Exodus was a 1960 epic war film, the music was written by Ernest Gold. Dye then accompanied Coppler as she sang “Ain’t it a Pretty Night”, from Carl Floyd’s best-known opera, Susanna. Gray and Myra Perkins performed “Thee Coins in a Fountain”, a popular 1954 song written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. This song was written for the romance film of the same name and refers to the act of making a wish while throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Perkins sang “I Love Paris”, a popular 1953 song performed by Cole Porter and also heard in the musical, Can Can. Dye accompanied Perkins. Perkins then sang “Smile”, composed by

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come to the Wabash facility, which has 144 beds and 41 employees, from larger facilities: Tipton is a 150bed facility with approximately 150 staff members and Marion is a 170-bed facility with a total staff of about 140. “In the smaller facility my job is possibly a little more difficult because you have every aspect of the job, whereas in the bigger facilities you have an assistant and other people in upper management under the Director of Nursing that assist,” Caudill explained. “In a smaller facility it’s all wrapped up into the Director of Nursing position, but you do get to spend more time with the residents.” Schoenefeld added,

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Charlie Chapman. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. Dye performed “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”, music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Gray then performed “Love Potion #9” from Smokey Joe’s Café. This song was written in 1959 by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller. Dye accompanied Gray for this number. Dye then accompanied Coppler for a performance of “Tonight” from West Side Story. This song was composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gray, accompanied by Dye, performed “Old Cape Cod”, written by Claire Rockrock,

Milton Yakers and Allen Jeffrey. Perkins and Gray, accompanied by Dye, concluded the program by singing a wonderful hymn, “It is No Secret”. This song was written by Stuart Hamblem, one of American Radio’s first singing cowboys and a Christian songwriter. Hostesses Sue Gray and Dorothy Merrick then served refreshments. U p c o m i n g Honeywell House events include an A Capella Men’s Choir on March 15, The History of the Iditarod by William Johnson on March 22, and a poetry night on March 29 at which attendees may read a favorite poem or share their own written poem.

North Manchester youth invited to participate in soccer program

Registration is underway for the 2011 Manchester Youth Soccer Program, which is open to all boys and girls in North Manchester and the surrounding area. Participants must be completing Kindergarten through eighth-grade this school year. In addition, those completing Kindergarten must be six years old by July 1. The registration fee includes a team shirt and soccer ball for team play. The Manchester Youth Soccer Program emphasizes participation, sportsmanship, conditioning, skills, teamwork and especially having fun. Players are divided into teams for purposes of coaching and teaching fundamentals, conditioning, practicing drills and playing games. Registration forms will be distributed through the Manchester Community Schools. In addition, forms are available at High 5 Sports, 112 E. Main St., North Manchester. For questions about the soccer program, call Dave Good at 260-982-2420.

March 16, 2011


Sheriff announces membership program

LaFontaine & Somerset Lynnanne Fager 765-981-2276- •

JUST A T H O U G H T : “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” ~ Doug Larson LAFONTAINE’S IOOF CEMETERY: All winter decorations must be removed by March 25. Those remaining will be taken off by the clean-up crew. SPRING IS IN THE AIR, literally. Sandhill cranes just flew over the house, heading north to their breeding territories. Not to be mistaken by great blue herons, sandhills fly with their necks stretched out. Great blues fly with theirs pulled in, making an “S” shape. Cornell Lab of O r n i t h o l o g y describes the sandhill call as “a deep, rolling trumpet and rattling.” If you’d like to hear an example of this call, check out Cornell’s website. Often times, the birds are flying so high you can’t see them, but are able to hear their call. You could see them in a field or around a wetland. Wetlands are a vital part of bird migration. (Please keep that in mind the next time you’re called upon to express a vote for a new parking lot or housing addition slated for a wetland area.) During fall migration, folks flock to Indiana’s Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area where there have been up to thirty thousand birds at a time. If you’ve never been, put it on your calendar, it’s well worth the trip. There, they have a lookout platform and an area where folks can set up their lawn

chairs, take a picnic and spend an enjoyable evening watching the birds come in to roost. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the rare and endangered whooping crane. Another bird to take notice of is the Turkey Vulture. They’re starting to fill our local skies after their winter hiatus spent in the south. It won’t be long until they’re smelling their roadside meals. I like to refer to them as Mother Nature’s garbage disposal. Can you imagine what would our world would look like, and smell like, if these birds weren’t here doing their job? While most people think this bird is gross, it’s one of Nature’s coolest creatures. The bald, featherless head aids the bird from becoming infected with contaminating diseases, often associated with decaying roadkill. The sun’s ultraviolet rays keep bacteria killed off. When you see these birds perched, with their wings spread out, they’re doing the same thing — allowing the sun to do its work as a disinfectant and killing mites. There are special chemicals in the turkey vulture’s stomach that keep the birds healthy after feasting on the

smorgasbord of decaying meat. You know how roadkill smells when you drive by? It doesn’t smell any better after it’s eaten. As a defense mode, if threatened, a turkey vulture will regurgitate its meal and that nasty smell will ward off any potential danger. They also use this offensive-smelling matter around their nest sites, which are often on the ground, to keep predators away from their young. Speaking of smells, another sign of spring has emerged: skunks. When I think of the black and white beauties my mind automatically goes to Great Horned Owls. (It’s an associative leap, I promise.) Since owls have a lousy sense of smell, a great horned owl’s special treat is, you guessed it, skunk. I’ve heard taxidermists dislike working on great horned owls because of the lingering odor. Since owls don’t build their own nests, great horned owls will use the nests of other birds, such as hawk and heron. And since they’re the first to go on the nests, usually in January or February, the owls can take their pick. A few years ago, while checking out the heron colony near LaFontaine, there the momma great horned owl sat,

smack dab in the middle of the colony, in a nest with a fuzzy, down-covered owlet. In the surrounding nests, great blue herons were busy setting up the nursery – you know, rearranging the furniture, cleaning curtains – in anticipation of their new arrivals. I’m betting momma great horned owl was probably thinking a meal of creme d’la heron would be perfect for her young. There’s a whole world out there, folks. Get out and explore it! Spring is in the air. ~ Lynnanne HAVE NEWS you’d like to share? If so, you may contact me by e-mail, leavesofthefall@emb (leaves of the fall AT embarqmail DOT com (no spaces or caps); or you may mail your information to me at PO Box 3, LaFontaine, IN 46940. Please include your phone number. News items need to reach me by Wednesday evening for publication in the following week’s edition. I prefer photos be sent via email, however, if you’d like to mail an actual photo and want it returned, please include an SASE. FYI: If the week you would like to see your news in The Paper begins with a holiday, please have your items to me by Tuesday (instead of Wednesday) the week before.

Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land recently announced that Wabash County citizens who would like to join him in the fight against crime are invited to become members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association. Many local citizens and some businesses have already joined the Association in support of our efforts. The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association is a nonprofit, professional, educational and service organization dedicated to improving the criminal justice system through education, training, service and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Indiana, according to the sheriff. The membership program was instituted to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support of crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, provide more improved training for sheriffs and their personnel plus support the Summer Youth Leadership Camps and College Scholarships for teenagers interested in law enforcement that are provided by the association.

two star decals and releases of the newsletter. The sheriff stated that this letter of invitation sent to citizens is the only manner or way used to invite citizens to become members of the Association. He stated that no telephone solicitation or other methods are used to solicit members as are currently being used by some organizations. “Your joining of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will be welcomed as an expression of your support of our association and its many worthwhile programs,” the sheriff concluded.

“We are inviting the public to help us better serve them by joining our efforts to provide effective law enforcement,” Sheriff Land said. Wabash County residents should soon receive membership applications in the mail. “It is difficult to get an application to everyone who might want to join the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association as a member,” the sheriff said. If you don’t receive an application by mail, you can visit the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website at to join. All members will receive a membership card,

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LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH will have an All-U-Can-Eat (dine in only) Soup

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123 T LUNDQUIST REAL ESTATE presents: a Spring Open House Tour on Saturday, March 19, 2011!

1271 E ST RD 124 ($149,900) 12PM -2PM AGENT: LESLEY DOWNING

885 N ST RD 115 ($96,500) 12PM – 2PM AGENT: SHARON YOHE

Stop at any of these open houses and register for a chance to win a $20 gas gift card!


4257 E OLD 24 ($119,900) 3PM – 5PM AGENT: LESLEY DOWNING


Soup Supper, which will be held at Lagro United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The supper consists of Irish Beef Stew and/or potato soup, ciabata bread, assorted desserts and a drink. A freewill donation will be taken for the meal. All proceeds go toward the brick restoration on the exterior of the historic 136-year-old church. St. Bernard’s Children’s Choir will perform after dinner. All entertainment will be at the Fellowship Hall so that Bishop Rhoades may meet as many attendees as possible. For more information, please contact Janet Poole, Friends of St. Patrick’s president, at 260-563-1008. THE LAGRO GOOD OLE DAYS F E S T I V A L COMMITTEE will be having a breakfast April 2, 7 - 11 a.m., at the Lagro C o m m u n i t y Building. It will be all-you-can-eat for a free-will donation. The menu will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Also, on May 7, the committee will be sponsoring a dinner. All proceeds

PICTURE: A log cabin in narrows, on what is now known as SR 524 just south of Lagro. Photo taken in October 1935. from these events will be used for the 2011 festival. Any questions, please contact Bruce Eltzroth at 260-5711693. KIDS KLUB at Lagro United Methodist Church will be ending on March 30. A fun evening of activities is planned to end the year. Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School at the church June 13-17. LAGRO COMETS LIBRARY NEWS: Have you visited your Lagro Comets Library lately? Volunteers are waiting for you to come

God” with scripture reading from Genesis 1:24-31. Lisa Bever will be the greeter. Chelsea Wilkinson will be the nursery attendant. Tammy Keaffaber will lead Jr. Church. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10 a.m. DEADLINE FOR NEWS is each Wednesday by noon. You can e-mail news and pictures to lagronewscolumn@g; mail news to me at 5153 W 100 S, Wabash, IN 46992; or contact me by phone at 260-563-8091, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian School announces honor roll E m m a n u e l Christian School recently released the honor roll for the third nine weeks. Perfect Attendance Grade 4: Jessica Dederick Grade 5: Ariston Trusty, Grade 6: Shellby Finch, Keanu Rish All A Honor Roll Grade 1: Raelyn Coyne, Riley Miller Grade 2: Jaxton Coyne, Allyson Dillon, Kolby Dunn Grade 3: Ellie Daniel, Wendy Kleintank, Jack Niccum, Jacob Parker, Preston Ritzema Grade 4: Emily Miller, Ruth Niccum Grade 5: Davis Coyne Grade 6: Kennedy Rife Grade 8:


visit. Plans are underway for an adult reading group here at your library. Contact Chris at 260563-1080 or Maxine at 260-782-2451 if you are interested. Current hours are Mondays, 3 - 8 p.m., with kids bingo from 4 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3 5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 - 6 p.m.; and Thursdays, 2 - 6 p.m. Come and visit! LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH services will begin at 9 a.m. on March 20. Rev. Rick Borgman will give the sermon titled “The Image of

McKenzie Odman Grade 10: Weston Doyle, Kallie Phillips Grade 11: Dylan Cordill A & B Honor Roll Grade 1: Joshua Beachler, Mason Osborn, Veronica Smith, Alex Weaver Grade 2: Andrew Burns, Madison Church, Austin Kranzman, Haleigh Lykins, Kaleb Sumpter, Sophie Trusty Grade 3: Teri Beachler, Haylee Hawkins Grade 4: Jordan Rish Grade 6: Shellby Finch, Grade 7: Emily Daniel, Jeff Miller, Bethaney Porter Grade 8: Kourtney Trusty Grade 10: Austin O’Dell, Autum Smith Grade 11: Andrea

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EDNA L. BRIGHT will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 2, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at the Richvalley Lions Club Community Building, Richvalley. The event will be hosted by her family, Jon and Judy Bright; Jim Bright, and Torrey and Quinton; and Craig and Cathy Bright, and Jessica. Friends of Edna are welcome to join this joyous occasion. Cards only, please. (photo provided)

March 16, 2011


Pacemaker Buildings announces retirement party for Allen Graber

“A different kind of real estate company”

frame buildings for the agricultural, commercial, equestrian, and suburban markets. Pacemaker’s coverage area includes northern Indiana, southern Michigan, and northwestern Ohio. For more information, contact Pacemaker at 888-8344448 or visit their website at



4491 W. 100 S., WABASH Move into this remodeled home, featuring all new kitchen w/island & ceramic tile floors, 2 new full baths, new vinyl windows, siding, gutters, carpets,furnace, Central air & more. Hardwood floors in Living room w/wood burning fireplace, dining room and master bedroom w/double closets. 2 bedrooms on main floor & one bedroom w/landing that could be 4th bedroom on 2nd floor. Large family room w/a double sided wood burning fireplace. All this with a 2 car attached garage, 40 x 50 work shop, stocked pond & 4.52 acres all only 1 mile from town. Call Lori Siders for MLS#77064425 at $139,900. ETTING! PRIVATE S

41 E. IRELAND, NORTH MANCHESTER Buy now and be in for spring, Lake front year round home on Long Lake, family room looks out onto lake, covered back patio and large deck, fenced yard, stone lake wall and pier. 22 1/2 foot pontoon & fiberglass paddle boat included with home, 2 storage sheds & attached carport. Garage is now workout room, could easily be turned back into an attached garage. New well and roof only 2 years old & vinyl replacement windows. Call Lori Siders for MLS #77065103 at $89,000.

ALLEN GRABER will retire from Pacemaker Buildings on March 31, after more than 30 years of service. An open house will be held at Maria’s Restaurant, North Webster, on March 25, 2-5 p.m. (photo provided) 9933 S AMERICA ROAD, LAFONTAINE Newer home with solid hardwood floors, Corina counter tops and so much more. French doors in living room and master bedroom lead out to the deck. Full unfinished, walk-out basement is plumbed for wet bar and bathroom. Detached garage makes the perfect man cave. Appliances stay, washer & dryer are negotiable. Huge laundry room. Basement could be easily finished to give you more living area. Perfect private setting. Sit out on your back deck and watch the wildlife. MLS #77063434 $239,900. Call Marie Lloyd for additional information.

0 S. AMERICA ROAD, LAFONTAINE Perfect location for your new house on 5.20 acres MLS# 77065467 at $39,900 or buy the house beside it for additional acreage see MLS # 77063434. Call Marie Lloyd.



After 30-plus years of service with Pacemaker Buildings, Allen Graber will retire on March 31. During his many years with Pacemaker, the company was proud to have Allen involved with almost all facets of business from constructing facilities to design and sales. Jack Cripe, of

Pacemaker Buildings, believes that many will want to join Pacemaker in wishing Allen and his wife, Ruth Ann, the best of health and happiness during their retirement years. An open house reception will be held to say “Thank You” to Allen for all his successful years of dedicated service to the

customers and community. Friends and customers are invited to stop by Maria’s Restaurant, North Webster, on March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., to wish him well, shake his hand, and enjoy some refreshments. P a c e m a k e r Buildings is a regional leader in designing, manufacturing and constructing post


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APPRAISALS & REAL ESTATE 1015 CAMBRIDGE DR. This 4 bedroom, 1 & 3/4 bath home is in Northfield schools, but the convenience of city living. All kitchen appliances stay in this eat in kitchen w/ceramic floors. Living rm features beautiful hardwood floors & a wood burning fireplace. Home is total electric & energy efficient. All new in last few years Windows, Siding, Garage door, Patio door, gutters & soffit. Great home in a great neighborhood. Call Lori Siders today for MLS #77063788 priced at $121,900.



646 NORTH SPRING STREET Beautiful older home with lots of updates, 3 bedrooms plus landing used as a 4th bedroom, 2.5 baths. New laminate floors, vinyl windows, siding, plumbing, electric wiring and more. Large lot in town with privacy fence, 1 car detached garage and deck in back. Dry unfinished basement gives you lots of storage. New front porch and landscape make for a welcoming entrance. Call Lori Siders for MLS #77064347. Priced at only $109,900!

11779 S. 100 WEST, LAFONTAINE Completely remodeled. Stamped concrete walk & patio filled w/flowers, enter to Hickory Hardwood floors, kitchen & family rm all open w/large kitchen island. Kitchen has custom built cabinets,Corian counters & stainless steel appl. Tiled bath, 2 bdrms on main level & 2 plus a 3rd bdrm or large game rm up, total sq ft is 2,799 w/new finished game rm. Hydro Heat GeoThermal for an average total elc bill of only $160/mo. Farm Barn, fenced pasture & other out buildings & 2 bedrm guest house, all on 7.43 acres $259,900 Qualified buyers only, Call Lori Siders for MLS #77062493.


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2305 E. 1000 N., NORTH MANCHESTER BRAND New 40 yr Warranty Steel Roof. 5 acres ground with a portion of that as income from cash rent farm. 3 bedroom 1 new bath with many updates, newer carpets & laminate floors, large utility room w/double closets, Eat in kitchen and separate dining, natural woodwork, open landing & 2 full bedrooms up. Front porch has been finished & heated w/built in bench storage/sitting for a great family rm/play room. Deck in back & kids play set stays, workshop w/240 volt welder hookup & other outbuildings. Call Lori Siders for MLS #77062894, $95,000.

• Very Motivated Seller! • 4-bedroom, 2-baths • Too many updates to list • 2 Car Det Garage • Seller will pay Buyer’s CC$ $109,900 / Mls # 77064035

890 Pike Street REDUCED AGAIN!

• A Perfect Ranch Home

• 19 Chrysler Ave

• Newer Ehp furnace

• 4yr old 2 Story Home

• 18x30 Att Gar, Sunroom

• 3BR’s,2BA’s

• Northfield Schools

• Broker Owned

$94,900 / MLS # 77064933

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$114,900 / Mls # 77064780

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• Nice Home in the Country • 1 Acre & Southwood Schools • Well,Septic Tank = 7 yrs old • Vinyl Thermal Pane Windows $59,900 / Mls # 77064896

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• Enjoy 4 BR’s & 2BA’s

• 3BR’s,3.5BA’s,Jacuzzi!

• 1 Bedroom on main floor

• Stamped Concrete Patio

• Detached 2 car garage

• Pool, Shed, Kennel + more!

• Corner lot 6250 E. 500 SOUTH This home was completely redone in 2006 with all new electrical, plumbing, drywall, windows, roof, siding and more. 2 car garage is getting all new siding now. You won't believe the amount of cabinets in this kitchen and all appliances including washer & dryer stay. All this on .55 acre lot in Southwood schools. Call Lori Siders for MLS# 77065405 at $74,900.

87 NORTH DELAWARE, SOMERSET New inside and out: new siding, windows, heat pump, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms. Tile flooring in kitchen, baths and utility room. Walk-out basement to private back yard. It's all done for you, all you have to do is move in! $135,000 MLS #77065102 Call Marie Lloyd for your Private tour!

40 E. Hill St., Wabash • 260-563-6469 Greg Metz - 260-563-6469 • Lori Siders - 260-571-5568 • Marie Lloyd - 260-571-4161 • Elise Metz - 260-377-9651 •

$22,000 / Mls #77064605

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$189,900 / Mls # 77065511

1700 N. Miami St

• 885 N St Rd 115 • Limestone Ranch w/ full basement • RECENT NEW SEPTIC! • Eat in Kit. w/lots of counter space • Fireplace in Great Room $96,500 / Mls #77061416

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• Excellent location close to town • 4 Bdr, 2 baths • 2 car att gar, 3 car det gar • Large FR w/ wet bar $199,900, Mls # 77060386

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• Sprawling Ranch Home! • 3BR's & 2 Lg Family Rooms, Fp • 3.49 Ac, Lg 2C Det Gar • Heated/Insulated Shop too! • 1271 E St Rd 124 , Wabash $149,900 / Mls# 77064301

• 4BR’s, 2.5BA’s, Oak Kit • 3CAttGarage, Fin. Basement. • Many Updates! $239,900 / MLS #77062341

• 29 Chrysler Ave • 2-year old ranch • city utilities, southwood schools • 3 BRs/2BA’s/2Car Att Garage $ 99,900 /MLS#77063211

• Warm & Cozy 3BR Home • 3.01 Acres, Shed, Chx House • MBR w/MBA walkin Closet • Large 2 C Att Garage/Heated! • 4257 E Old 24, Lagro $119,900 / Mls#77063963


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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Gospel Light Assembly of God, 347 Southwood Dr.; Neil Jeffrey, pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (all ages); Morning 10:30; Evening Service 6:00 p.m., Kids’ Korral Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m., Youth Meeting 7:00 p.m. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, north of corner of U.S. 24 & S.R. 13 (619 N. S.R. 13) in Wabash; phone 563-7849; Don Cogar, Senior Pastor. Sunday Bible Classes at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m.; Evening Praise & Worship, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer, 7:00 p.m.; Shockwave Youth Meeting Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Handicapped Accessible. Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN; phone 260-982-6179; Pastor Chad McAtee. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Outreach & Youth Ministry 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth Discipleship/Kidz Zone (ages 3 yrs.-6th grade). BAPTIST Calvary Baptist Church - GARBC, 1399 Falls Ave., Wabash. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening service and T.O.C. (teens). Pastor Matt Haynes. Awana meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for children ages 3 to 12. Nurseries are provided. Phone 260-563-3837. Wheelchair accessible. Emmanuel Free Will Baptist, 129 Southwood Dr., Wabash; Rev. Douglas K. Phillips, pastor. Phone 563-3009. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Morning Prayer Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m.; Bus transportation available, call 563-3009. Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash; phone 563-8616; Hobert Meek, pastor, 563-8616. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Youth Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Transportation and nursery available. Sunday morning radio broadcast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sundays mornings on Oldies 106. Grand Street Baptist Church, 1655 Grand Street, Wabash; John Denniston, pastor, phone 765-981-2868; church phone: 5638409. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Service 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN CHURCH 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. The Worship Leader for the month of March is Aaron French. Our greeters for this Sunday will be Scott and Amanda Hanes and Scott and Stephanie Summers. Pastor Brad will be sharing the message with us. We invite all to come and worship. March 24 Women’s Fellowship 7 p.m. March 26 Game Night 5:30 p.m. Men’s Bibly 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, 645 Bond Street, Wabash (just south of Falls Ave.); phone (260) 563-5291; Pastor Kay Gaier. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m., nursery available, everyone welcome. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Bible Study; Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Choir. Handicap Accessible.

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

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Church of Christ at Wabash, 1904 N. Wabash St., Wabash (corner of N. Wabash St. & State Route 24); Evangelist Guy G. Provance Jr.; office phone 563-8234. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:00 a.m.; Evening Worship Hour 6:30 p.m.; Mid-Week Bible Study & Youth J.A.M. Program on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Classes & activities for all ages. CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Bill Bowling. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452;; email:; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Patrick Byers, Director of Youth and Contemporary Worship; Wes Ball, Worship Pastor/Choir Director; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. David Phillips, Pastoral Care. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible. LUTHERAN Zion Lutheran (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive Sunday School 9:15am Morning Worship 10:30am. On Sunday, March 20th, we will celebrate the Second Sunday in Lent. Pastor Drawbaugh will lead the adult Bible class and the morning worship Holy Communion will be celebrated. Elder is Jim Nicely, Communion Assistant is Kevin Teulker, Usher is Don Everest, Acolyte Mason Zolman, Nursery attendant Shirley Paul, Greeters are Mike and Jenny SHrider, organist is Susan Garrett. On Wednesday, March 23rd we will have our Lenten midweek service at 7:00 p.m. Elder is Jime Nicely, organist is Susan Garrett, Acolyte is Tyler Robison. Living Faith Church, Living Faith Church will meet for worship this Sunday in the ballroom downstairs at Charley Creek Inn at 10:30 am. Faith enrichment classes for all ages begin at 9:30 am. Fellowship time after worship. Our worship will focus on the scripture from Romans 5:111 and John 4:5-42. Evening Lenten service will be celebrated at the Hesychia House beginning at 7:00 pm each Wednesday evening. We invite you to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Handicap accessible.

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, A Bright Light for Christ. 310 N. Walnut Street, N. Manchester; Pastors JP Freeman, Sebrena Cline; Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m.-Traditional, 9:30 a.m.-Contemporary, 11:00 a.m.-Blended;Wednesday Night Light @ 7-8 p.m.; Children, Youth & Small Group Ministries, Handicapped Accessible; Ph. 260-982-2882; on the web @; NON-DENOMINATIONAL Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765-8334793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. 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 1):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 Mile North of Rt. 16, 3 Mile South of Disco, Miami/Wabash County Line Road 13718N 700E, Roann, Indiana 46974. Sunday Praise & Worship Service begins at 9:00 AM. The youth will join with the adults for Praise and Worship in the sanctuary, and then move to the west rooms for Children’s Church. Special music will be presented during the service. Pastor Phil is bringing a series of messages on Pray & Fasting: when, where and how, in the morning service. Everyone is welcome! We are a Full Gospel Community Church where Spiritual gifts and talents operate. There is always an opportunity for one on one ministry for your special needs. You are invited to join us Sunday as we worship and hear from God through the preaching of His Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit! Get your prayer request to the prayer group by calling the church office at (260)-306-2030; by sending them E-Mail to (; or by sending them regular mail to Niconza Christian Fellowship Ministries, 300 W 4th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. (Winter Hours) Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Prayer Partners at Mary Henderson’s home. e-mail:; website:, handicap accessible sanctuary. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 563-3308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Chapel Worship 8:00 a.m.; Sanctuary Worship 10:00 a.m. with pre-school childcare, Multi-Media Worship W/Praise Team & Band; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 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. (corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.) in Wabash; phone 260-563-3108; fax 260-563-3109. Senior Pastor David Cross, Sunday worship services - 8:00 a.m. Rise & Shine; 9:00 a.m. Christ Alive Alternative Worship; 10:00 a.m. Mid-Morning Worship; 9:00 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Music mignistries share each week in variety of choirs and instrumental talents. Jr. Church & nursery provided. Totally handicap accessible. Everyone welcome. KIDS FIRST REGISTERED CHILD CARE MINISTRY is a weekday program available for infants 4 weeks to 5 yrs. Accepting children full or part time. Pre-School Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Call 260-563-7665. 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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College Wabash will hold its second annual Monopoly Game Night S c h o l a r s h i p Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on March 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St., in Wabash. The family-friendly event will feature Pooleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous pulledpork dinner, a silent auction and a friendly Monopoly competition among friends and family at each table. A Monopoly champion will be crowned at the end of the evening. All of the proceeds from Ivy Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monopoly Game Night Scholarship Fundraiser will benefit Ivy Tech Wabash students. Limited seating is available. Tickets are available at the Ivy Tech Wabash campus, 277 N. Thorne St. For more information about Ivy Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monopoly Game Night Scholarship Fundraiser benefiting students attending the Wabash campus, call 260-563-8828.

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SAT., 8-4, 271 N. Fisher St. Lots of baby items: stroller, baby bed, pac-nplay, tri-chairs & lots more. Clothing of all sizes, toys & a children’s swimming pool.

CLEAN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET new, never used, still sealed in original wrapper (SACRIFICE), $125, 260-7496100 IBM, APTIVA, Windows 98 tower w/keyboard & mouse, $75, 260-5635564.


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SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2011 11:00 A.M. REAL ESTATE SELLS AT NOON. Location: 3020 Shildmyer Rd., Marion, IN. North of Marion on SR 15N to Shildmyer Rd., thence west to the home. Articles: 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 1824 sq. ft., vehicles, guns, tools, outdoor items, antiques & collectibles, household & misc. items. Owner: Jerry Buckles. Auctioneer: Ness Bros.

R&W CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding, Home Maintenance, Decks, Plumbing, Electrical, Landscaping & Interior Restoration, Licensed & Insured

Ron: 260.571.9636


March 16, 2011

‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $7.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday DESIGNER PURSES: Coach, Brighton, Louis Vuitton, all in perfect condition, $100-$200, 260563-1826.

NEW 1 full skid & a half of cement blocks; almond, side by side refrigerator, 260-563-0107.

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

LOW PRICES on new GPS units. Wabash Two Way Radio, 235 Southwood Dr., 260-5635564.

COACH AUTHENTIC flip flop sandals, brand new, all sizes, $45, 260-5631826.

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

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


Send resume and Reference letter to: P.O. Box 133 Bippus, IN 46713 2711






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CHILDCARE OPENINGS: Will babysit in my home. NB-10 yrs. Over 10 yrs. experience. Lunch & snack provided. Manchester schools, close to bus stop. Mon.Sat., 5a.m.-12a.m., reasonable rates, 260-9014002.


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WANTED YOUNG man with computer experience, part-time. Please send responses to Box 109, c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN, 46992. LOCAL INSURANCE agency is seeking a professional sales & customer service representative. Please apply in person at 385 Manchester Ave., Wabash

Farm Drainage Contractor Holds Full Time Employment For Skilled Operator & Laborer.



ARE YOU needing a security camera system for your business or home? Also lots of spy gear., email:\@>, 260333-2247. 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, 260563-2178. WABASH 2-WAY Radio: police scanners, CB’s, base station, repeaters, GPS systems & repair. Computer Repair. Also buying laptops, computer towers, i-pods & other electronic devices, 235 Southwood Dr., 260-5635564.

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

FISH FOR Stocking: Most Varieties Pond Lakes. Laggis Fish Farm, 269628-2056 (days), 269624-6215 (evenings).



Culvers of Wabash is seeking the perfect fit for our Management Team a mature, responsible, dependable individual who can multi-task and take charge. Apply during the hours of 2-4 p.m. No phone calls please.

1321 N. Cass St. Wabash


We are looking for an individual to work in our pre-press department approximately three days a week producing our weekly newspaper and other advertisement products. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work under deadlines, have worked with Macintosh computers, while possessing good typing, spelling, and design skills.

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WANTED: CHRISTIAN woman to share my home. Please send responses to Box 108 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

‘the paper’ Tuesday or Wednesday

Jct. 13 & 24 • Wabash • 260-563-8326 Ask For Circulation

SCOOTER RIDERS: If you have a scooter 250cc-650cc & would like to meet for coffee or breakfast to discuss rides, call John at 260-5636009.

Pets THE PAMPERED PUP, grooming, small dogs, boarding-homelike setting & sitting, 260-563-5985.

2 AKC Shar-pei puppies, fawn, 1 male 1 female, lots of wrinkles, great blood lines, ready to go on 3/14/11, $300-$350. Call Scott at 260-571-2423.


WANTED Farm Land to Rent 2011 and Beyond Dependable, Honest Call 765-776-0512


HAY: 1ST, 2nd & 3rd cut, alfalfa, also grass hay $2$4 per bale, 260-7743550.


260-571-1342 3009


Northside & Southside Routes ‘the paper’

ANTIQUES WANTED: Paintings, pottery, lighting, signs, guns, knives, coins, jewelry, quilts, clothing, rugs, furniture, Boy Scouts, railroad & military items, esp. WWII. Call 260-569-1865. I may pay more!

ALFALFA/GRASS HAY, small bales, 260-5717425.

Real Estate

HOME FOR Sale by Owner: All major repairs new or newer, low $40’s, corner of East & Indiana St., south of the hospital, Wabash, 260-563-1536.

Mobile Homes

HHA • CNA OPENINGS FULL OR PART-TIME IN SOUTH WHITLEY WE OFFER • Weekly Competitive Pay • Flexible Schedules • Insurance • Friendly Office Staff Come join the home care team at Advantage, where the ratio is one to one and your license safety is always our concern. Make a difference in your life and in the lives of those to whom you are providing one-on-one care. For employment information and complete job listings, visit

Single & Sectional Homes New & Used 3 Miles South of Wabash 2926

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


March 16, 2011


‘the paper’ of Wabash County, Inc., P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992. Classified Ads: $7.00 for first 20 words in advance: 15¢ each word thereafter. Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday MOBILE HOME for Sale:1980 Fairmont 14X67 on 2 lots at Sandy Beach, access to lake, remodeled inside, must see to appreciate, 10X15 wood frame concrete floor storage shed, $45,000. Call between 9-7, 260901-9449.

1 BDRM downstairs apt., w/d hook ups, $340/mo. you pay electric, 260-5634059.

1999 Sectional Home


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

260-571-4042 or 260-377-9265

SPECIAL $99/WK., nice 2 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, range, refrigerator, carpet t/o, large covered deck, carport, storage shed, quiet park, Rhodes MHP, Wabash, 574-612-2019 or 574-612-1814.

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

2008 GMC ENVOY SLE 4X4, 4.2L 6CYL, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof, Bose Stereo, Tow Package, Power Seat, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Charcoal Cloth, $18,995 #367X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

For Rent 1 BDRM, upstairs apt., $320/mo. plus deposit, you pay electric, 260-5634059. 3-4 BDRM house, $450/mo. plus deposit & utilities, no inside pets, 260-5690256. NICE 1 bdrm apt., w/d hook-up, range, refrigerator, deposit & references, $110/wk., water & sewage included, 765-506-6248.

2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT 1500 4X4, 5.3L V8, Extended Cab, Remote Start, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, Tow Package, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Charcoal Cloth, $24,995 #413X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

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

1998 CHEVY Blazer 4X4, silver/gray, loaded; 1989 ProCraft bass boat, 260571-5311. 2008 KIA SPORTAGE LX, 2.0L 4 CYL, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, Running Boards, Keyless Entry, Bumper to Bumper Warranty, White w/Charcoal Cloth, $14,495 #427X, Wabash (800)573-1175, 2004 FORD RANGER XLT, 3.0 V6, Extended Cab, Power Windows & Locks, CD, Chrome Wheels, ONLY 30,000 MILES!! Lt. Bronze w/Tan Cloth, $12,995 #373X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

RENT TO Own: recently remodeled 2 bdrm mobile home in Andrews park, attractive terms for qualified buyer. Call 260-7861920.


2007 PONTIAC G6 GT CONVERTIBLE, 3.9 V6, Power Hard Top, Remote Start, Heated Seats, XM Radio, Alloy Wheels, LOADED! 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Black Leather, $15,495 #346X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

2008 PONTIAC TORRENT, 3.4L V6, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, CD, Keyless Entry, 1 Local Owner, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Dk. Gray w/Charcoal Cloth, $16,995 #415Y, Wabash (800)573-1175,


I am a 60 yr. old female who enjoys going to movies, staying in & watching movies, fishing & camping. I like to explore. Age is not a factor, no head games. Please send responses to Box 107 c/o the paper, P.O. Box 603, Wabash, IN 46992.

SPECIALTY HARDWOODS OF WABASH is now interviewing for part time/full time help. Apply in person at 110 Dimension Ave. Wabash, Indiana 3038

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2009 PONTIAC G5 GT COUPE, 2.4L 4CYL, Alloy Wheels, Spoiler, Tinted Windows, Power Windows & Locks, XM Radio, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Silver w/Charcoal Cloth, $12,995 #348X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale: 438 W. Market St., Wabash, 3 bdrm, 1 bath. To purchase $18,000, to rent: $400 deposit, $400/mo., 260-571-6868 or 260-571-2097. 2 BDRM, 1 bath apt. for rent above garage, eat-in kitchen, living room, no pets/smoking, laundry facility convenient, $400/mo. plus utilities, $400 deposit, 260-5680056. 2 BDRM upstairs apartment on Wabash northside, all utilities paid except electric, references & deposit required, 260-672-9652.

NEWLY REMODELED studio apt., $130/wk., includes utilities, partially furnished, 260-571-4911.

2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT, 3.5L V6, Alloy Wheels, Remote Start, Power Seat, CD, Power Windows & Locks, 100,000 Mile Warranty, Lt. Beige w/Charcoal Cloth, $14,995 #351X, Wabash (800)573-1175,

Looking for a commercial property with high traffic? This is it - Located across from Ford Meter Box. *Large parking lot. Owner will sell or possible remodel to suit your needs.

For more information call

260-563-8326 or 260-307-6060



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March 16 issue of The Paper.