by Kerri Boggs
Green River Greenhouse, located at 1140 W 300 N, Peru, is owned by Cory Rairigh and Noble Gilbreath. They started building May 9, 2012. The greenhouse uses aquaponics to grow their produce and raise their fish.
Aquaponics is a mix between aquaculture and hydroponics. They have two tanks that, combined, can hold up to 30,000 fish. Each tank currently holds around 7,500 Tilapia.
Green River Greenhouse uses the water from the fish tanks to provide nutrients to the plants. The water is then recycled back into the fish tanks and the process repeats.
Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture-lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, broke ground for a new office in Marion. to be located near the intersection of W. 44th Street and State Road 9. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 7 and was attended by local officials, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers.
“I’ve been a customer of the Marion office for a long time,” said Wayne Townsend, a Farm Credit customer who raises pigs in Hartford City, Ind. “The staff here are good people, and this location is a great fit for a new office.”
On June 4, at approximately 11:39 a.m., the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury accident at SR 15 and 400 S.
A 2001 Chrysler SUV, driven by Johnathan D. Wade, 17, Wabash, was southbound on SR 15 and crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2006 Mercury SUV, driven by a Chet D. Sites, 35, Peru.
INDIANAPOLIS - R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), issued a warning to Hoosiers motorists of inappropriate phone solicitations regarding insurance rates:
June 15 is the date for this month’s Walk with a Doc. The walk will start at the Y at 8 a.m. Co-chair Jan Roland, Wabash City Schools, comments that there are added features to this month’s walk. “We are trying to challenge people a little with this walk. We will have colored markers along the route. When people see the marker, they are encouraged to increase their walking speed a little. When they see the next colored marker, they will slow back to their original pace.” This is called interval training and is used to up peoples’ cardiovascular rates. This increase helps the person focus on a better ‘workout’ on this walk.
Wabash County residents Daniel J. Vanderpool and Benjamin D.R. Vanderpool have opened an office on North Cass Street in Wabash for the practice of law.
Vanderpool Law Firm, PC maintains its main office in Warsaw. However, due to the number of clients that have sought out their services from Wabash, they have opened a satellite office at 598 North Cass Street, next to Maxx Tan.
“We have seen an increase in the number of clients that travel from Wabash to Warsaw to seek counsel,” said Ben Vanderpool. “So we thought it would be beneficial to our clients and to us to have an office available locally. We can now meet with those clients in Wabash and save them the time they might have spent traveling to Warsaw.”
By Ashley Flynn
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., has recently been hailed a hero among conservatives after he ditched the so-called political correctness and expressed his opinions opposing high taxes and ObamaCare in his keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 7.
The next day, Dr. Carson’s name filled the headlines including a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Ben Carson for President.” Dr. Carson went from politically unknown to potential presidential candidate within a matter of days, and this October he will stop in Wabash to speak at the Wabash County Republican’s annual fundraiser.
by Emily Armentrout
The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County will hold its next board meeting on Tuesday, June 11 in the LaFontaine Elementary gymnasium at 6 p.m. to discuss damage to a structural beam on the west side of the building that has rusted out and needs replaced.
“Our current option is to use the front classrooms for 6th grade, while the community, board of education and district officials work to decide the plans for the following year,” Dr. Sandra Weaver, Superintendent of MSD told The Paper.