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County Farm Bureau donates 4,000-plus pounds of hog meat
Scott Dawes (left) directs Northfield High School FFA students as they prepare to add recipe cards to approximately 1,000 pounds of hog meat, a portion of the 4,300 donated to local food pantries through the Famers Who Care campaign. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Farm Bureau (WCFB) once again donated more than 4,000 pounds of hog meat to local food pantries and several other locations, according to Scott Dawes, WCFB board member.
 
In March 2016, four local Farm Bureau Board members donated 14 hogs, or approximately 2,100 pounds, of hog meat for the Farmers Who Care campaign, a WCFB program dedicated to helping farmers serve the community.
 
This year, the “project got so big” as hog-meat donation doubled.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Commissioners OK cost investigation for 4-H service project
By David Fenker
 
The county commissioners approved a request on Jan. 23 from the 4-H Junior Leaders’ Club to investigate the cost of connecting an existing Wabash trail to the Wabash County Fairgrouds.
 
4-H Youth Development Educator Angela Christopher, representing the Junior Leaders, presented the request to the commissioners in the form of a letter from Parker Mays, president of the Junior Leaders’ Club, who could not be there due to being in school.
 
“The junior leaders are trying to learn extra leadership beyond what the normal 4-H club program offers, and so they do service projects around the community,” Christopher said.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Commissioners approve 911 recorder upgrade
By David Fenker
 
Wabash County Central Dispatch will spend more than $31,000 over the next five years to upgrade its 911 call recording system.
 
“The total is $31,075, but it will be broken down. The first year is $8,000, then it goes down to $6,000,” Central Dispatch Executive Director Sandy Beeks said.
 
“It’s spread out over five years.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Manchester Chamber honors residents, businesses
Steve Batzka (left) embraces 2015 Citizen of the Year Sally Krouse after Krouse presented Batzka with the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Citizen of the Year Award. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Several North Manchester residents were honored at Thursday’s 73rd Annual Chamber Dinner, put on by the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
 
A total of five Awards were given out by the Chamber at the Jan. 26 dinner: the Citizen of the Year award, the Commerce Award, the Spirit of the Community - Group and Spirit of the Community - Individual awards, and the Founders Award.
 
Last year’s Citizen of the Year, Sally Krouse, presented the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award to Steve Batzka, Manchester University professor emeritus of art and two-time North Manchester Historical Society president.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Chili Bowl raises funds for park renovations
Pam Campbell celebrates after a shot during the Chili Bowl on Saturday afternoon at Wabash Cannonball Lanes. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Bowlers from around Wabash County gathered Saturday afternoon for the annual Chili Bowl at Wabash Cannonball Lanes.
 
The Chili Bowl, sponsored by the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off Committee, seeks to raise funds for local charities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Ryan Stevenson brings contemporary Christian music to Honeywell Center Feb. 3
Ryan Stevenson, a contemporary Christian music artist, will perform at the Honeywell Center Friday, Feb. 3. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Christian musician Ryan Stevenson will perform at the Honeywell Center Ford Theater Friday, Feb. 3, entertaining his audience with contemporary worship songs.
 
Taking the stage with special guest Cody Collier, Stevenson told The Paper of Wabash County that when the crowd walks away Friday night, he hopes they walk with their faith strengthened.
 
“My hope, my prayer, my vision for the night is that people who come are really going to get more than just a concert and just music,” he said. “They’re going to hear a lot of stories, a lot of testimony, just a lot of really transparent experience from my life that I put into my songs and just share a lot from my heart.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
County Council appropriates $900,000-plus to 2017 budget
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Council approved 10 additional requests that amounted to more than $900,000 Monday night, Jan. 23, for the 2017 budget.
 
The appropriations were originally a part of the council’s 2017 budget, but were cut to meet the max levy, according to Marcie Shepherd, Wabash County auditor.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Wabash man faces possession of child pornography charges
Robert Holtzlander
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man is facing three felony charges for possession of child pornography and child exploitation.
 
Robert Holtzlander, 26, was taken into police custody on Jan. 15 following a five-month Carmel Police Department investigation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31

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