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Neighbours receives DOE grant

On Dec. 5, officials from the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) announced O.J. Neighbours Elementary School as a recipient of $20,000 of grant money from the Indiana Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program.

The DLI Program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new programs or the introduction of new languages within existing programs.

DLI programs must begin in kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language, with the remaining instructional time in English.

Posted on 2019 Dec 23
Sodervick named 2020 Wabash County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

Payton Sodervick was named the 2020 Wabash County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar on Monday, Dec. 9.

He received the honor during a ceremony following a dinner at the Honeywell Center.

Sodervick, a Wabash High School senior, was selected from a field of six candidates. He will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship to any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana and a $900 stipend annually for books and supplies.

“I was just thinking of the opportunity to go to college debt free and get that burden off my family,” he told The Paper of Wabash County. “It’s something that I always knew would be special. I never thought I would have this opportunity.

Posted on 2019 Dec 17
Wabash Christian Church plans Living Creche

Wabash Christian Church members will present their annual Living Crèche (Nativity) on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be three live, 15 minute shows each hour in front of the church, complete with animals, music, and beautiful costumes.

Diane Kirlin, chair of the Living Crèche, told The Paper of Wabash County that the church has been putting on this show since the early 1960s.

“We don’t know exactly the date, but we are saying that we are getting close to probably 58 years.”

Kirlin has been in charge of this production for more than 20 years.

Posted on 2019 Dec 17
City Council rejects tougher smoking ban

A proposed ordinance that would have banned smoking in public parks and at city-sponsored events on public property was defeated Monday, Dec. 9, by the Wabash City Council.

The Council voted 4-2 to defeat the measure on second reading. It had approved the same measure on first reading at its Nov. 25 meeting.

Council members Doug Adams, Marc Shelly, Mitch Figert and Bryan Dillon voted against the ordinance while members Bob Greene and Eric Schoening backed the measure. Adams was the lone person to vote against the measure in November.

The vote took place following a brief discussion among council members and about 15 minutes of input from the public.

Posted on 2019 Dec 17
Park Board considers tennis court repairs

Cracks in the Honeywell Park tennis courts will be filled before the start of the next tennis season under action taken by the Wabash Board of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday night, Dec. 11.

In addition, the board instructed Park Superintendent Adam Hall to ask the Wabash City Council to begin setting aside funding for a more extensive repair.

Filling the cracks will cost the city $4,200, according to a quote received from Leslie Coatings of Indianapolis.

For that sum, the firm will clear structural cracks of vegetation and debris and fill it with court patch binder. It also will touch up the color on the cracks repairs; however, the firm warned that the color will not be an exact match due to the age of the existing courts.

Filling the cracks was one of three options the board could choose from.

Posted on 2019 Dec 17
Mannheim Steamroller to perform

When Roxanne Layton was a young girl, her father had grand plans to build a boat and sail around the world with his family.

To help occupy his 6-year-old daughter’s time while on the journey, he wanted to find a small, portable music instrument that she could play. That is when she was introduced to the recorder.

The trip never came to fruition, but the same can’t be said for Layton’s love of the recorder. It grew and grew, as did her mastery of the instrument.

On Thursday, Layton, who plays recorder and is a percussionist with the Mannheim Steamroller, will be at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater as the group puts on two performances.

“We pass through there a lot,” she said of Wabash. “We have a great audience there. We have great support there. We’ve played Indiana a lot – Indianapolis, Wabash.”

Posted on 2019 Dec 17
Area police help brighten county kids' Christmas

Wabash Walmart was buzzing with excited kids on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 14, as they took off into the store with local police officers as part of the annual Shop with a Cop.

For more than 20 years, the Wabash community comes together to raise money for the underprivileged youth of Wabash to be able to “shop with a cop” for Christmas presents to ensure that every child has a happy holiday season.

The money raised gets split up evenly per child that participates, and then each child is accompanied by an officer to pick out toys and clothes until they reach the allotted amount. 

“When I started doing this, 15 years or so ago, I didn’t quite understand the impact this has for these kids,” WPD Sgt. Chad Galligan said. “The best part is, we are not here to do any kind of investigation at all, zero. Nothing more than bringing kids smiles. So, every one of these officers that are in a uniform wants a child to smile. We just want these kids to have the best day ever.  We make sure that we spend a minimum of $100 per child, and there are about 200 kids this year.”

Posted on 2019 Dec 17
Lt. Governor visits Automated Egg

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch received a close look at the egg producing industry on Tuesday, during a 75-minute tour of Automated Egg Producers.

Company officials Bob Krouse, Dan Krouse and Sam Krouse led Crouch and others on a tour throughout the facility, explaining in great detail the process of producing and preparing eggs for market.

“I’ve been wanting to get up here for some time,” the lieutenant governor said. “One of the reasons I wanted to come is, as secretary of agriculture and development, I understand how important agriculture is to the Indiana economy.

“Poultry is a huge part of that. They contribute almost $4 billion to our state’s economy.”

She said she was impressed with the facility, especially from the aspect of an Indiana consumer.

Posted on 2019 Dec 10

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