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Local educators play host to visiting teachers from Brazil

Two teachers from the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sol in Brazil are visiting Wabash County and living with and learning from local teachers who will then make the trip to Brazil in June.

The Paper of Wabash County sat down with Mark Nevil and his exchange teacher, Odilnei Vieira, and Tammy Farlow and her exchange teacher, Denise Stroschön to learn about the experiences they have had while participating in this program.

Posted on 2020 Feb 11
Blessings in a Backpack expands Wabash program

The number of students served by the Wabash Blessings in a Backpack organization has grown substantially this school year.

The increase, according to Megan Henderson, Wabash County Program Coordinator, is because the local program started serving students at the Wabash Middle School.

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the United States who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends.

“Every single pre-K through sixth grade student who is food insecure and qualifies for free and reduced school lunch, every single student in Wabash County is now eligible to receive food,” Henderson told The Paper of Wabash County.

The Wabash program serves students in the Wabash City Schools and MSD of Wabash County districts. North Manchester has its own Blessings program to serve Manchester Community Schools.

 
Posted on 2020 Feb 11
Anytime Fitness is under new ownership

Last year, the Anytime Fitness of Wabash closed unexpectedly, but is now open again under new ownership.

Bridgette Harmon and Jeremy Gouvan have worked hard to better the fitness center so that they can help community members reach their fitness goals.

The couple has rearranged the fitness equipment and made some open spaces bigger to allow for more use.

“Every piece of equipment has been moved at least three times,” said Harman with a laugh.

Posted on 2020 Feb 11
Wabash board deals with personnel

Wabash City Schools board met on Tuesday, Feb. 4 rather than the normal meeting time of Monday. The next meeting will also be held on a Tuesday, Feb. 18.

During this meeting, the board:

Approved the recommendation for Isaac Ray to fill the six-week temporary position as ISD teacher beginning Monday, Jan. 26 at an hourly rate of $13 for 40 hours per week.

Posted on 2020 Feb 11
LIFE Center provides various services

The LIFE Center of Wabash has been helping families in Wabash County for over a decade by making sure that every family, no matter the dynamic, has the resources needed to survive and thrive.

The LIFE Center if a non-profit organization that runs solely on donations from individuals, churches and other organizations who choose to help. They receive no funding from the government. The organization is Christ-centered and promotes the value of life, from fertilization to natural-death.

The organization provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, diapers, formula, clothing, and much more to ensure that no mothers, expecting mothers, or children go through life without the things they need to be successful.

Posted on 2020 Feb 04
Heartland students launch diaper drive

The Early Childhood class at Heartland Career Center is hosting a diaper drive for the LIFE Center of Wabash which is a corporation that provides resources for mothers and children in need.

For Early Childhood students Erica Bennet and Addie Parzych, doing this diaper drive for their community service project was a no brainer.

“We just want to help out in the community,” said Parzych, a junior from Wabash High School. “The average baby uses 2,500 diapers in a year and that gets expensive, and we know a lot of people can’t afford them.”

Posted on 2020 Feb 04
MSD board honors Corn

At the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Northfield High School Athletic Director Secretary Deb Corn was recognized as being a Staff Spotlight.

Corn was nominated to win this award by Tami Overman, the technology assistant at NHS.

Posted on 2020 Feb 04
Basketball trick artists bring motivational messages to students

Tanya Crevier and her nephew, Caleb Crevier, brought their motivational message to students at Wabash, Manchester and Northfield high schools last week.

Tanya is a world famous basketball handler and is a member of numerous Halls of Fame. Caleb holds a world record of spinning 30 basketballs at the same time.

The pair performed numerous tricks with the basketball by themselves, together and with various students and staff members at the three schools.

Posted on 2020 Jan 28

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