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Best of Best recognizes 17 talented youth at 10th annual gallery showing

Kendra Auler, Manchester High School junior, prices her artwork for the 10th annual Best of the Best gallery showing. The Best of the Best program encourages Wabash County youth to further explore their artistic talents while also teaching entrepreneurship and marketing in the art business. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Seventeen Wabash County students will be exhibited at the Honeywell Center Sunday, May 21, during the 10th annual Best of the Best Art Gallery.

Since its establishment in 2007, the Best of the Best, a countywide art program, has aimed to expand local youths’ artistry and develop entrepreneurial skills needed to sell their artwork.

However, to those participating, the program has offered much more.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 16
NM man pleads guilty to child molestation charge
Brandon P. Knutson
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A North Manchester man plead guilty to felony child molesting on Monday, May 8.
 
Brandon P. Knutson, 19, was arrested in July 2016 on two counts of felony child molestation following a Wabash County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
NM man faces child molesting, battery charges

Andrew M. Tolson

By Emma Rausch

NORTH MANCHESTER—A North Manchester man is facing felony child molesting and multiple battery charges following a North Manchester Police Department investigation.

Andrew M. Tolson, 26, was arrested May 10 and charged with felony child molesting, two counts felony battery and felony domestic battery.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 16
Fire devastates rural Wabash County home
By Emma Rausch
 
A rural Wabash County residence was partially damaged Monday, May 8, after it caught fire in the evening hours, according to Nathan Zinn, Noble Township Fire Department chief.
 
At approximately 5:34 p.m., the Noble Township Fire Department responded to the fire at a residence located at 8652 S. 300 W., according an official report provided by Zinn.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
Millerís West celebrates National Nursing Home Week
Storyteller Sharon Dillman acts out historical stories at the Miller’s Merry Manor National Nursing Home Week kick off on Saturday, May 13. The national week, which honors nursing home staff and residents, will continue through Friday, May 19. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Miller’s Merry Manor West kicked off National Nursing Home Week on Saturday, May 13, and will continue its festivities through Friday, May 19.
 
Throughout the week, with is all-American themed, the local nursing home will celebrate its staff and residents and invites the community to join in, according to Debbie Coppernoll, facility administrator.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
County students honored for showing self reliance

Wabash Kiwanis President Jay Vandeburg (far left) and Board member Beth Miller (far right) pose for a photo with the 2017 Self-Reliance Award honorees (second from left, to right) Tyler McNall, Carlos “C.J.” Cervera, Kennedy Rife and Joetta George. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Four Wabash County high school seniors were honored Tuesday afternoon, May 2, at the 28th annual Wabash Kiwanis Club Self-Reliance Awards ceremony.

Emmanuel Christian School’s Kennedy Rife, Wabash High School’s Joetta George and Manchester High School’s Tyler McNall and Carlos “C.J.” Cervera were honored for their personal achievements and perseverance through times of trouble.

Posted on 2017 May 09
WHS students take 'trip' to D.C.

Rebekah Freeman (in cap) explains to fellow Wabash High School students various aspects of the Abraham Lincoln statue (portrayed by Matt Jones) at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Joseph Slacian

Members of the Wabash High School junior class, along with a few members of the school’s sophomore class, toured Washington, D.C. earlier this year.

On Wednesday, May 3, the rest of the WHS student body was able to experience the trip, thanks to a living museum, a series of vignettes staged in the school’s library by those who took the trip. The program was part of the school’s Artist Lecture series, according to Jeanie Cooper, a member of the series committee.

“We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if the kids did something about their D.C. trip?’” she said. “And the kids were really concerned that if they just did a travelogue, the (other students) wouldn’t really be interested.

Posted on 2017 May 09
Manchester superintendent announces retirement
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester Community Schools Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart has retired after seven years as the head of the district.
 
The retirement was announced Monday morning in an email to teachers and staff, and to the community at large via press release later that day. MCS Business Manager Scott Bumgardner is expected to take over Reichhart’s duties.
 
The retirement is expected to be accepted at the MCS Board of School Trustee’s meeting Tuesday, May 9.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09

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