At the IHSAA Regional at Clinton Central, Southwood faced off with Clinton Central, bringing home the regional title beating Clinton 25-21, 25-20, and 25-23.
Delayne Gentry had 1 service point, 1 assist and 6 digs.
Sami White had 7 service points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 7 digs, 16 assists and 1 block.
Makenna Dawes had 4 digs.
Anna Rees had 6 service points, 1 assist and 5 digs.
Bailey Hobbs had 6 service points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 3 assists, 6 digs and 1 block.
Sarah Peters had 5 service points, 3 aces, 4 kills, and 2 blocks.
Bailey Lundmark had 6 kills and 2 blocks.
Kaitlyn Murphy had 3 kills, 2 blocks and 1 assist.
Emilie Harnish had 16 service points, 7 aces, 7 kills, 7 digs and 1 assist.
The varsity improve their record to 24-13, with a 6-1 TRC record.
Southwood Volleyball will be in action again on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bremen against Adams Central for the IHSAA Semi-State title at 12:30 p.m.
Wabash Athletic Director Greg Martz is bringing a new recognition to the program when it comes to athletes excelling academically. Wabash High School would like to congratulate the boys’ cross-country team for winning the highest G.P.A. for the first nine weeks for fall sports with a 9.25 G.P.A.
by Gary Andrews
Two teams and four individuals from Wabash County ran in the cross-country semi state Saturday with Northfield’s Jenna Halderman advancing to next Saturday’s state finals in Terra Haute.
The Northfield girls team and Southwood’s Emily Lehner ran at New Haven, where the Lady Norse finished 10th as a team with Halderman placing 11th to advance to the state finals for the second straight year.
Also running for Northfield was Brittany Sloan in 67th, Karla Singer 82nd, Jacklyn Peas 112th, Olivia Thompson 115th, Natasha Leland 116th, Caitlin Eltzroth 142nd.
Emily Lehner finished in 95th.
The Northfield boys finished 13th as a team, led by Devin Tracy in 37th. Joe Burcroff was 74th, Austin Andrews 82nd, Austin Frye 95th, Noah Shear 132nd, Heath Miller 155th, Mason Zolman 166th.
The 10th place finish by the Northfield girls and the 13th place finish by the Northfield boys were the highest finishes by any 2A schools in all the semi state competitions.
Dominick Hubbard, Wabash, finished 78th with Sam Hall finishing 114th.
Thomas Rohr, Manchester, ran at New Prairie, finishing 101st.
by Eric Stearley
The Winchester Senior Center was full of excitement on Tuesday, Oct. 21 as constituents from across Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District traveled to Wabash for the only debate of the 2014 election cycle between Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R) and Dr. Joe Bock (D). The event was hosted by the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Farm Bureau.
A long line formed outside the building as eager voters waited for the doors to open. Originally limited to 150 people, the room soon filled up, and the campaigns agreed to a larger audience; more than 200 attended the debate.
After an introduction by debate organizer Bill Rupple, moderator Jordan Tandy gave the floor to Dr. Bock for a two-minute introduction. In addition to his experience as a professor at Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, he talked about his time as a hired hand on a farm and as a professional firefighter.
“I’ve responded to disasters all over the world, and currently, there’s a disaster in our federal government,” said Bock. “Congress is not functioning correctly, and I am running for office, because I am dismayed by that dysfunction, and I believe I have the ability to have an impact there.”
Bock criticized Walorski’s vote to shut down the federal government, costing the economy $24 billion, and her views on Medicare.
Congresswoman Walorski began with her goal to bring “hard-working, Hoosier values to Washington D.C.” She talked about her support for the Military Sexual Trauma Bill and her bipartisan work on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, as well as her efforts to reduce the cost of propane during last winter’s harsh weather.
by Eric Stearley
Wabash County health and emergency response officials held a press conference at the Wabash Fire Department on Thursday, Oct. 23 to inform the public of new procedures at Wabash County Central Dispatch. The changes were made in response to recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Health after the recent Ebola outbreak in western Africa resulted in multiple cases within the United States.
“The reason for having this meeting is not to cause panic, but just to make people aware that there’s more questions that are going to be asked should there be an concern of a possible exposure,” said Wabash Fire Chief Bob Mullett. “It’s really to try to keep people from panicking and let them know that these questions are going to be asked to anybody who has these signs and symptoms.”
The meeting was led by Wabash County Health Officer Dr. David Roe. He urged that the “likelihood of anyone in Wabash contracting Ebola is extremely low and highly unlikely, unless a person has direct, unprotected contact with the bodily fluids of a person who’s sick with Ebola.” While the new standards were implemented in response to the recent outbreak, they will extend beyond the current crisis. In addition to providing first responders with more information to make treatment decisions, the new questions will protect these individuals from contracting a virus like Ebola when responding to individuals in an emergency.
by Emily Armentrout
Every year, 6th grade students from Wabash Middle School take a class trip to Chicago at the end of the school year, and every year, some students are missing out due to the financial burden this trip can cause on families. This year, community members are given the opportunity to step up and sponsor the event and sponsor a child to enjoy the trip with their classmates.
Heading up this fundraising effort is Jennifer Scott, mother of a middle school student. “My personal goal is to send the whole class, but also send the chaperones for free and make t-shirts for the students too,” Scott told The Paper. Experiencing field trips as a chaperone, Scott feels the shirts would help the chaperones a lot because the kids would be more identifiable as Wabash Middle School students.
While on the field trip, the students will visit the Field Museum of Natural History, which is an estimated cost, for all students, teachers and chaperones, of $1,500. They will also visit the Museum of Science and Industry, with an estimated cost of $1,400. The students will enjoy a boat tour with Wendella to see the beautiful architectural history of Chicago, at an estimated cost of $1,200. There will also be the estimated cost of $5,200 of charter buses for travel.
The first fundraiser for this trip is an Origami Owl open house, hosted by Lynn Ellis. “All sales and parties booked between now and December 31, 2014, will help send the Class of 2021 to Chicago in May 2015. Charmed by Lynn will donate 20 percent of all profits to the Wabash Middle School Trip Fund,” Scott told The Paper.