by Bill Barrows
I’ve been a bit of a slacker thus far in the football season. No excuses other than to say that I have been busy and failed to get back into the journalism groove. Please accept my humble apology! I want to assure you that the Wabash WebTV crew will be on hand to bring all the action from the Wabash County teams from fall throughout the school year.
by Gary Andrews
It was a typical inter-county battle at Wabash Thursday night as the Wabash and Northfield volleyball teams went to battle. The Lady Apaches took the first two games before the Norse turned the table, winning the next three for a 21-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-9 win over Wabash.
In game one the Norse got off to a quick start with two kills from Tori Snyder and one from Cassidy Miller to lead 3-0 before Wabash went to work. Taking advantage of four straight Norse errors Wabash would score 10 of the next 12 points to grab a 12-6 lead. During the run Wabash got three aces from Katie Ford and a kill from Kristin Cromer. Northfield would cut the Wabash lead to 12-11 when the Apaches ran again. With two kills from Sarah Ritter and an ace from Taylor Whitaker the Apaches would score six straight for an 18-11 lead. At 20-15 Northfield would cut the lead to three with a kill and a block from Snyder, but the Apaches were up for the challenge, holding off the Norse for a 25-21 win.
by Gary Andrews
The Southwood offense was clicking on all cylinders Friday, putting up 508 yards of offense and 628 yards of all-purpose yards in a 58-29 route over Tippecanoe Valley.
The Knights led 14-7 after the first stop, getting their first score on a Robbie Cole keeper to go up 6-0. Valley would take a 7-6 lead with 4:44 to go before a reverse on the ensuing kick off changed things quickly. Matt Cox fielded the kick off and took off to the right, handing off to Nathan Hollars who raced 82 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown and with the extra point the Knights led 14-7 after one.
by Emily Armentrout
Wabash County residents came out in full force on this chilly pre-fall weekend to support the Relay for Life again this year. With 30 teams coming out and approximately 100 survivors leading the way, the Relay for Life officially got underway at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.
Though it was a chilly evening, relay teams came prepared to continue the fight to find a cure for all cancers. Teams had everything from RVs to tents and sold food and crafts, had a bounce house for kids play in and there was even a booth to get your nails painted.
With the survivor’s lap celebration officially kicking the evening off, teams, caregivers, friends and family lined the track to cheer on the approximately 100 survivors in attendance. After the first lap was taken, all the survivors gathered for a group photo and then pinned their survivor ribbons on their respective year makers. The makers started at “beginning the journey” and upwards to over 15 years.
Luminaries will also available in remembrance of those who have lost the battle with cancer. Cancer has touched the lives of so many in not only Wabash County but across the nation, and the Relay for Life brings that fact to light with the 30 teams participating this year. Each team has a reason to participate, each team member has a reason they are a part of the relay, whether it be in remembrance of a lost loved one or support of someone still fighting the battle.
by Sandy Johnson
Thirteen beauties lined the street in front of the Wabash County Historical Museum on Saturday, September 13. As part of International Model ‘A’ Ford Day, Tom Louten from Andrews organized a group to drive into Wabash in their Model A Ford cars, tour the museum, and enjoy a meal at Harvey Hinklemeyers.
The antique autos drew the attention of many curious onlookers. Some stopped to peek inside the cars, while others drove by and took pictures. The Model A Ford cars, produced in the years 1928-1931, were painted different colors, including shades of green and red, as well as tan and black. Each vehicle had its own unique character, depending on the style and what personal touches its owners provided.
The 18th annual Wabash Kiwanis Club Bucket Brigade for Riley Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year the Kiwanis will be located outside six local stores including Kroger, Bechtol, Wal-Mart, Big R, Walgreens and Save-A-Lot.
Wabash Kiwanis members along with Wabash and Northfield Key Club members will be accepting donations that will be sent to Riley. This year, the Indianapolis Colts have again joined with the Wabash Kiwanis Club project by donating a Colts backpack containing several Colts items.