by Kalie Ammons
Wabash native Denis Hennelly’s most recent film, Goodbye World, premiered at Eagles Theatre last Thursday, leaving an excited audience debating with each other on how they would survive in the apocalyptic conditions shown in the movie.
James (Adrian Grenier) and Lily (Kerry Bishé) host a group of friends in their solar- and generator-powered home after a mass text sends a virus to every cell phone on the planet, shutting down electricity and resources. During their time together, these old friends hash through their own mini-apocalypses going on in their lives while trying to make the best of a devastating situation.
“People ask me how the characters can just sit around while there’s an apocalypse going on, but people do that every day,” Hennelly told the audience during a question-and-answer period after the film. “There’s an apocalypse going on down the street or at your neighbor’s house right now.”
Hennelly spoke about his experience as a director making an independent movie.
“The most challenging part was the casting,” he said. “We wanted to get some fairly well-known actors who were willing to work as one of seven, and that took about three months. We didn’t even get to do a table reading of the script.”
Shooting the actual film, however, took only about three weeks. The next nine months afterwards was spent editing down the 40 hours of film from two separate cameras to a fluid 99-minute movie.
Midwest Technical Institute is pleased to announce the completion of the MTI High School Grant Program. Midwest Technical Institute set out to give away a $10,000 Grant at each of its seven campuses throughout the Midwest and Mississippi Delta region (where MTI does business as Delta Technical College). The final votes have been counted and a winner at each campus has been named. A check presentation ceremony is to follow at each campus by Chief Executive Officer Brian Huff.
Local area high schools were nominated by their community and a list of the top twenty five was chosen based on the top nomination recipients. The top twenty five schools were given an opportunity to make a video expressing how they would benefit from the $10,000 Grant and why they deserved it. The videos were posted on the Facebook page for the MTI Brownsburg, Indiana campus, and were then voted on by the public. The top school was then named as the winner and was awarded a check for $10,000.
by Kalie Ammons
For those who lack an accounting degree, filing taxes usually falls into the “burden” category, getting put off until the last moment and left with a small hope that some sort of credit or refund will come out of them. Luckily, Todd Zeiger, director of Indiana Landmarks, will be in Roann May 12 to explain how owners of historic properties willing to renovate can qualify for state and federal tax credits.
Zeiger will be speaking in the basement of the Roann Library at 7 p.m. Indiana Landmarks provides information about these tax benefits, which have been active since 1976.
“Tax credits work like this: 20 percent of what a property owner spends to rehabilitate a historic, income-producing property comes off the bottom line of the taxes paid to the state and federal government,” said Indiana Landmarks in an article on their website. “If an owner has spent $100,000 to restore an old hotel, for example, he pays $20,000 less in federal tax and $20,000 less in state tax.”
by Eric Stearley
Five county students were recently selected to receive INGUARD Self-Reliance Awards. The winners were honored during a ceremony and luncheon at the Honeywell Center on Tuesday, April 29. The luncheon was hosted by the Wabash Kiwanis Club, which administers the award and conducts the selection process.
The award was created to honor Wabash County seniors who have exhibited self-reliance to achieve personal and educational goals. The award is open to all Wabash County high school seniors, with the exception of children of Kiwanis members. The selection process starts with nominations by teachers and includes an interview with the finalists.
The Wabash Unit of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association will honor forty-nine Wabash County students for their participation in the Symphony in Color program this year. These students represented eight schools in the area. Their works of art were sent to Indianapolis where they were judged, competing with art from schools statewide.
The students will be honored with a reception for parents and family, school principals and administrators on Tuesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. in Legacy Hall at Honeywell Center. The students’ art will be on display and each student will be presented a blue ribbon and a certificate of achievement. Photos will be taken of students with their art teachers.
If you’re heading out for dinner this spring and summer, head outside for a delightful dining experience at the Honeywell House where “Tastes on the Terrace” is back for its third season.
Every Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m. in May through June and August through September, all are invited to enjoy open air dining, appetizers, drinks, and more on the Honeywell House terrace. Tastes on the Terrace corporate sponsors for this year are Rick and Nancy Fisher and INGUARD. Individual sponsor is Richard Tucker.
Tuxedo Junction is a ten-piece big band featuring musicians from the region, along with guest soloist, Ellen Mock. This performance will be in the Honeywell Center gym, offering an afternoon of big band music and dancing on Wednesday, May 7 from 2-4 p.m.
This performance is sponsored by Honeywell Center Senior Outreach partners Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, Dukes Memorial Hospital, and Wynnfield Crossing Senior Community.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 260-563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.
by Emily Armentrout
Recently, the Lighthouse Mission Wabash County Thrift Store announced they replaced former director Claire Coyne, after Coyne announced her retirement in late 2013. The Lighthouse Mission hired Pastor Tom Curry as the new director, and longtime Lighthouse employee, Mary Harris, as the store manager.
Pastor Tom Curry recently returned to the United States after being a field missionary in India for the past five years. He was a pastor in Wabash County for 17 years and he also spent 10 years in Chicago as a pastor. Pastor Curry will be in charge of outreach programs at the Lighthouse like the food baskets and growing the ways the mission can assist those in Wabash County.
“We purposely try to keep our prices very, very low. People who are in need know that this is a place to help them,” Curry told The Paper.
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