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Local resident celebrates 105-year mark
Florence Bradley (center) celebrated her 105th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 10, with her great-grandson Chad Harris (left) and daughter Sharon Newhouse (right). Born in 1910 in Blackford County, Bradley has lived in Wabash County since 1930 after marrying the late J.D. Bradley and her daughter agrees that this is where Bradley’s legacy is. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Miller’s Merry Manor resident Florence Bradley celebrated her 105th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 10, with a surprise party hosted by the nursing home staff.
 
Bradley’s great-grandson Chad Harris told The Paper of Wabash County he always thought she’d live to be pretty old.
 
“She’s always been active since I’ve known her,” Harris said. “I think she was 60 when I was born, so I always thought she’d live to be fairly old. I’m not sure 105. That’s a really impressive age.”
 
Bradley said the secret to her longevity is “exercising. I’ve been working on the farm and keeping after my family. You get a lot of exercising in that way, working in the garden.”
Posted on 2015 Nov 17
Quilts of Valor presented to Korean War veterans
Lois Vanmeter (right) presents a local Korean War veteran with a handcrafted quilt at the Quilts of Valor luncheon on Monday, Nov. 9. The quilters, a group of eight women, work all year on the quilts for the one-day only event. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
In remembrance of Veterans Day, Wabash County Quilts of Valor quilters honored and recognized local veterans on Monday, Nov. 9, at the group’s luncheon at the Presbyterian Church in Wabash.
 
The quilters, a group of eight women dedicated to handcrafting each quilt presented, gave Korean War veterans the blankets with hugs, handshakes and many thank you’s to show their appreciation for the veterans’ services.
 
The group also honored veterans who served in World War II, the Vietnam War and Iraq and presented the servicemen with mugs and handcrafted coasters as tokens of the group’s appreciation.
Posted on 2015 Nov 17
Local high school hosts college, career fair for all county students
Wabash County high school students gather around Saint Joseph’s College booth as representative talks about the school’s higher education opportunities. Students had a chance to meet with colleges like Saint Joseph’s at the Wabash High School second annual College and Career Fair on Nov. 11. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash High School hosted approximately 50 college and career vendors at its second annual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
 
In conjunction with the Community Foundation of Wabash County, the school opened its doors to MSD of Wabash County Schools, White’s Residential and Family Services, and Manchester Community School students to share in the opportunity to learn more about higher education and career opportunities.
Posted on 2015 Nov 17
ISP reports phone scam continues

By The Paper staff

The published public phone number of 812-867-2079 for the Indiana State Police in Evansville is reported to have been spoofed over the last 24 hours.

A person notified the Indiana State Police on Monday morning that he received a phone call from 812-867-2079 and the person calling identified himself as a police officer.  The caller further explained that he owed money to the Internal Revenue Service and that if he didn’t pay he would be arrested.  This is a common scam and Indiana State Police are NOT calling residents about their unpaid taxes.

Posted on 2015 Nov 16
CLEAN Team arrests three more

Recent investigations by members of the CLEAN Team has resulted in four criminal arrests from Wabash and Miami counties.

Posted on 2015 Nov 13
Dr. Dugan to be named Healthcare Hero
Dr. William M. Dugan Jr., Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, has been named the PWB Foundation’s Healthcare Hero 2015. He was nominated by the Parkview Wabash Oncology staff. Pictured with Dr. Dugan are his nominators, from left: Paula Holmes, RN, OCN; Debbie Reahard, department secretary; Robin Cooper, RN, OCN; and Tara Leland, RN. Photo provided
 
By The Paper staff
 
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. William M. Dugan Jr. is the 2015 recipient of Parkview Wabash Hospital Foundation’s Healthcare Hero Award, Foundation Director Beth Squires Stein announced. Dugan will receive the award at the Foundation’s annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 14.
 
“Dr. Dugan has a long and remarkable history with our hospital,” Stein said. “The oncology program would certainly not be where it is today without his foresight, his vast knowledge and his dedication. It is truly our pleasure to recognize him with this award.”
Posted on 2015 Nov 10
85 Hope names Boone new executive director
Sandra Boone
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Sandra Boone is the new executive director of 85 Hope, Wabash County’s free medical clinic, medical director Dr. Rose Wenrich announced Thursday, Nov. 5.
 
Boone told The Paper of Wabash County that she’s excited to be a part of the ministry and hopes to keep the clinic running well.
 
“I’m going to bring enthusiasm to (85 Hope),” she continued. “I believe in this ministry and I’m hoping to communicate more and spread the word that 85 Hope is a great clinic for those who need it.
 
“I love the people I work with (at the clinic) and I think we have a great board who is dedicated and works very hard for the community. The volunteers are awesome and I love our clients that come in. I feel very blessed to be a part of the ministry.”
Posted on 2015 Nov 10
Veterans’ memorial to be dedicated Nov. 14
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAFONTAINE – A trip to Markle to visit family sparked an idea with local resident George Barnes.
 
The idea will come to fruition on Saturday, Nov. 14, when a memorial dedicated to United States veterans will be unveiled near the LaFontaine Community Building. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
 
“Right downtown in Markle they have a veterans memorial,” Barnes told The Paper of Wabash County during a recent telephone interview. “We stopped and looked at it, and I asked my wife, ‘Why can’t we have one in LaFontaine?’”
 
Upon returning to LaFontaine, Barnes said he “started talking it up to different people” and the work began.
 
That was about 18 months ago.
Posted on 2015 Nov 10

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