Southwood’s Brooke Elliott tries to drive around Rochester’s Ali Larkin during the semifinal sectional basketball game Friday night at Rochester. Photos by Joseph Slacian
By The Paper staff
ROCHESTER -- Wabash County’s girls’ basketball teams failed to advance last week in the IHSAA Class 2A Sectional 37 tourney here.
In fact, only one local school, Southwood, posted a win. That was a come-from behind overtime win in its opening game against Cass, 46-43.
Cass came out strong in the first half, hitting eight three-point shots to build an 11-point, 29-18 halftime lead.
The Lady Knights battled back, cutting the Cass lead to 37-30 after three quarters.
Northfield's Cody Holmes drives in for two against Manchester in their TRC match-up. Photo by Eric Christiansen
By Eric Christiansen
Manchester and Northfield played a classic in the 2015 Wabash County Tournament championship game on December 30 with Chase Fierstos knocking down a jumper at the buzzer to give the Squires the win.
For three quarters last Thursday, it appeared that the county rivals were on their way to another heart-pounding finish. Manchester led 49-48 with 6:42 left in the game, but a 10-2 run gave them breathing room and led to a 65-55 win.
Fierstos also made his presence felt in this game, not only leading all scorers with 36 points, but scored his 1,000th career point midway in the third quarter.
Northfield senior Remington Monce (front row, center) signed his letter of intent to play baseball with Jackson College on Tuesday, Feb. 2. At the signing, Monce was joined by his parents Jim (front, left) and Julie Monce (front, right), Northfield Athletic Director Clint Davis (back row, from left), Head Coach Brandon Baker and Coach Tony Shafer. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Northfield High School senior baseball athlete Remington Monce signed his letter of intent with Jackson College on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and took another step toward fulfilling his dream.
A third baseman and pitcher for the Norsemen, Monce said he’s excited to join the Michigan college’s team on the field.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was little and this is one huge day in my life, one of the best days,” he told The Paper of Wabash County after the signing.
Monce has dreamed of playing in college since his grandmother, Dorothy M. “Dot” Monce, interested him in the sport as a child.
By Emma Rausch
The Wabash Community Schools School Board will seek voter approval for a tax levy referendum to be placed on the May 3 ballot.
The board unanimously approved seeking the referendum at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 1. The referendum, if approved, would implement a tax levy of 28 cents per $100 assessed valuation to assist the school system’s finances.
Voters in the area the school will cast a “Yes” or “No” on the referendum, according to City Schools Superintendent Jason Callahan.
By Joseph Slacian
The Community Foundation of Wabash County received a $430,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which will be used to provide scholarships for Wabash County Promise Initiative (WCPI) students in fourth through eighth grade.
The scholarships were announced on Monday, Feb. 8, during a joint luncheon of WCPI and the Wabash Rotary Club. The grant was made to the Community Foundation of Wabash County.
“The WCPI – known formally as the Promise Early Distribution Scholarship Program – was initiated in 2013, when only seven percent of the county’s youth under 18 had a college saving account,” Community Foundation Executive Director Patty Grant noted. “Today, more than 70 percent of families with children in grades K through five in Wabash County are saving for college."
By Joseph Slacian
Margery Justice, director of the Wabash County office of the Department of Child Services, has been terminated.
Ashley Hungate, Director of Communications for the Indiana State Personnel Department, confirmed the termination to The Paper of Wabash County.
“Margery Justice was terminated January 28, 2016, for violating DCS Code of Conduct and State of Indiana/DCS policies,” Hungate said in an email to The Paper.
Posted on 2016 Feb 03
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