1. Saturday ONLY, July 26, 2014, 8am - 3pm, Rotary Gazebo between NM Library and Thomas Marshall Birthplace Home. North Manchester Rotary, Nice quality, multi-family items including: estate items, furniture, kitchen ware, Christmas items, clothing, and many other numerous items. Find your bargain!
2. 105 River Cove Lane - Thursday and Friday 8am-6pm, clothes, Boys 5-6, Men S-L, Ladies M-L, shoes, lamps, jewelry, entertainment center, appliances, bed sheets - twin/toddler, rugs, home decor, holiday, bread machine, new juicer, brown recliner chair, Toys
3. Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday 8am-Noon, lots of clothing and household décor (primitive) 1801 N Heckathorn Drive
4. Large Multi Family Sale 7/25 and 7/26 9am-5pm, Boys, Girls, Mens, Womens Clothing sizes 6 to Plus Very Nice, Name Brands, Antiques, Households and Misc Items, Not One to Miss 411 West 4th Street
5. Garage Sale across from Clear Creek Apartments on SR 13. 1928 Ford Model A very nice, 2011 Spree Escape 19' by KZ, teeter totter, glider, swing, kids piano, kids desk, marbles, toys, decorations, clothes 3-XL, kids - boys and girls
And many more...
The Cole Family along with Northfield High School would like to invite all golfers to participate in the Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a scramble tournament that will be held on Aug. 10 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The proceeds from the tournament assist the Northfield golf programs.
The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. It is a four-player scramble. Participants can sign up as a team or as an individual.
Northfield Jr/Sr High School would like to welcome Carly Mast as the new head coach of their volleyball team.
Coach Mast had a very successful career as a player at Northfield, where she earned various honors as a four-year starter. Coach Mast, a 2010 Northfield graduate, was slated to be the head JV coach heading into this season, and has developed a great relationship with the student-athletes, which Northfield felt was very important due to the timing of the position opening.
Coach Mast has also been a part of the girls’ varsity coaching staff at Northfield. Northfield is excited to have Coach Mast running the volleyball program, as she will be an excellent role model for the kids with her commitment and work ethic.
“Carly has great pride and passion for the program and school and we look forward to her building on the foundation that has been set by Coach Dale,” said Athletic Director Geoff Salmon,
by Gary Andrews
The Southwood baseball team used a 5 run third inning to grab a 5-2 lead over Elwood Saturday in their first game of the regional, only to give up 5 runs the last two innings in a 7-5 loss at Wabash.
Southwood starter Clay Hinrichsen was dominate the first two innings, striking out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced, with the Knights putting three runners on base with Jackson Blair being hit by a pitch, Robbie Cole reaching on a fielders choice and Brandin Frazier drawing a walk. The Knights couldn’t plate a run and the game was scoreless heading to the third.
Elwood would get to Hinrichsen in the third. With a runner on first and two outs the Panthers hit three straight singles to grab a 2-0 lead. The Knights would respond in the bottom of the inning with 5 runs, which would end up being the only inning they scored in. With one out Jackson Blair drew a walk. After a pop out Robbie Cole roped a triple down the right field line to score Blair and make it 2-1. Christian Deeter followed with a single to tie the game, but the Knights were not done. Jacob Lloyd then singled to put runners on first and second when Brandin Frazier hit a 2rbi double to grab a 4-2 lead. John Collins then scored on an Elwood error and the Knights led 5-2.
The Knights looked like they were going to add to their lead in the fourth when Zach Ball dropped a bunt for a single and advanced to second on the bad throw. Jackson Blair then singled to put runners on the corners when Nathan Hollars was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. The Knights would then hit a short fly out that couldn’t advance a runner, then had a strike out and a ground out to go score less in the inning.
by Eric Stearley
After decades under the banner of Beauchamp McSpadden, Wabash’s premier insurance company is rebranding itself, changing its name to INGUARD. The new name combines the words “insurance” and “guard,” a change that CEO Parker Beauchamp hopes will make the firm more progressive and accessible.
The full story of how this local insurance agency came to be could fill a book. That book would encompass stories of a devastating city-wide fire, a civil war veteran, a one-legged patriarch, struggles through the great depression, client theft on the part of competing banks, and ultimately and emergence into prominence and prosperity. Its roots date all the way back to 1870. Fifty-seven years later, Parker’s great-grandfather Ward Beauchamp purchased the business, beginning a four-generation legacy of Beauchamp ownership.
This name change has been many years in the works, but it was far from the first. Over its 144 year history, the firm has existed as Ross and Peters Real Estate & Insurance Agents, Ross and Mote Fire and Life Insurance and Real Estate, J.P. Ross Real Estate and Insurance, Citizens Savings Bank, Ward Beauchamp Insurance Agency, Ward Beauchamp and Son, Beauchamp and Son Insurance, and eventually Beauchamp McSpadden, which has been the name since 1968. In 1980, they purchased a firm in Muncie, which insured the Ball entities, making the official title Beauchamp McSpadden | Morrison Galliher.
The eleven-syllable tongue twister isn’t one that most people would consider “catchy.” Just the first of the four names, pronounced “Beech-um,” can be confusing to clients.
“It’s a French name pronounced British in Indiana,” Parker Beauchamp said of his last name. “I mean, come on. Nobody wants that in an insurance company. [Beauchamp McSpadden] radiates around here…people can at least pronounce it. The thing is, for the last 20 years, we’ve had clients in all states, and we continue to grow our portfolio in those states. And Galliher, I mean Gallagher is the fourth-largest firm that does exactly what we do.”
It became clear over the last several years that a name change was something they wanted. The began the search for a new name in 2008 to no avail. In 2010, Parker was “hot after the thing,” as he put it.
“We went through probably 25 itterations of what our name could be,” said Beauchamp. “Contests where you win the prize if they pick your name, our own ideas, it was terrible. Nothing worked.”
The firm’s management met with their public relations firm with what Beauchamp described as a “failed conquest,” and the firm reminded them of a name they had pitched years before. That name was INGUARD.
“It combines the ideas of insurance and guard, which is really what we’re all about,” said Beauchamp. “A lot of people put “risk” in the name, and that’s what you’re working against, not what you’re representing.”
After thinking about if for a few days, Beauchamp and his team decided they like the name, and it has since grown on them. He also liked the “IN” part of it, because the firm is in Indiana, a convenient coincidence.
“It’s kind of like any kid’s name,” said Beauchamp. “The more it’s living and breathing, you start to appreciate it a lot more. Once we saw the logo concepts for it, I think we were all behind it. Once you’re committed to it, the more you love it.”
The new logo, a shield with a leaf at the bottom, is a big change from the tilted grid logo of the past.
“The shield I like, but the leaf I love. For one, I’m a nut environmentalist, and more or less, the leaf represents prosperity,” said Beauchamp. “We don’t want to be a vendor or a scare tactician talking about fires and silly stuff like tornadoes or lawsuits. It’s really a piece to get you where you want to go. It’s avoiding those things so your life comes out the way you want it to.”
He admits that the change is somewhat bittersweet, and that he’s sensitive to his father, to Virginia McSpadden, and to his great grandfather’s legacy a little bit. He’s also confident that it’s the right decision.
These old names to me are a little bit out of touch and self-serving,” said Beauchamp. “I know that it’s got to go. For me, it’s about clients. I think INGUARD is much more exclusive to clients than Beauchamp, and certainly Beauchamp McSpadden | Morrison Galliher. INGUARD is more professional, and the logo is certainly a lot better I think.
Beauchamp said he is looking forward to having his name off the building and hopes to further market through the new name as he continues to build the business.
“We hope that it resonates for a long, long time,” he said.