A rider makes his way across the Mississinewa Dam during the 2014 Dam to Dam bicycle ride. The 2015 ride is scheduled for Sept. 13. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
Parkview Wabash Hospital is the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Dam to Dam Wabash County Century Ride, officials with the ride’s committee have announced.
Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, CEO for Parkview Wabash Hospital, said she is thrilled to have the hospital serve as the presenting sponsor for what has become an annual destination event.
“Parkview Wabash is deep-rooted in advancing the efforts of programs and events that focus on the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” Custer-Mitchell said. “We are proud to sponsor an event that connects people with fitness, while enjoying the scenic countryside.”
By Bill Barrows
This is a good time of year to remind ourselves as parents and grandparents that we are supposed to be good role models and mentors to those “whose eyes are upon us”.
While some might think that the practice of good sportsmanship is limited to the athletes and coaches on the field, the fact is that fans play a critical role in sportsmanship.
I recently got a sobering reminder as I watched a basketball game on TV. I made a mindless remark about how one of the teams was playing. My 10 year old grandson looked at me and said, “Grandpa, you can’t say that!’ It wasn’t a vulgar remark, but it wasn’t necessarily a positive one. So I thought long and hard about it and decided to look for guidance for us all.
By Gary Andrews
The Southwood track season got underway Thursday as the Knights traveled to Mississinewa with both teams falling to the Indians.
The girls fell to Mississinewa 50-66.
By Joe Slacian
Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The signing took place during a private ceremony in his office at the Indiana Statehouse.
The following statement was released following the signing:
“Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith.
“The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action."
A Wabash Police officer enters the Plaza Mini Mart on Friday afternoon. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By The Paper staff
A burglary at Plaza Mini Mart last week led Wabash Police to make two arrests.
One of the arrests was in connection with the burglary. The second stemmed from a search that took place at the business over several days.
Sgt. Matt Benson, the Wabash Police Department’s Public Information Officer, said Saturday morning that police responded to a burglar alarm at Plaza Mini Mart, 180 Harrison Ave., at about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.
By Joseph Slacian
The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in solving a string of 10 burglaries that have taken place in Wabash County in recent weeks.
The burglaries, most of which have occurred during the day light hours, have taken place throughout the county, Sheriff Bob Land told The Paper of Wabash County.
There is no description of the suspects, nor is there a description of any vehicle that may be involved in the burglaries, the sheriff added.