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Arc of Wabash to host art exhibit

Richard, a student in the Arc of Wabash art program, shows off his painting. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Arc of Wabash County will present “A Touch of Arc,” an art show and reception, during First Friday activities on Friday, Dec. 1. The exhibit will be at Modoc’s Market in downtown Wabash, from 5-8 p.m.

The artwork on display is produced by clients of Arc of Wabash County that is created during the organization’s art program. Works of more than 20 artists may be purchased and taken home that night. Payment must be in the form of check or cash.

“The exhibit will be in the Modoc’s meeting room area,” art instructor Kathy Bakehorn told The Paper of Wabash County. “It will be a reception, so there will be some sort of light refreshments. Coffee and stuff like that you have to buy from Modoc’s.”

Posted on 2017 Nov 28
Wabash outlines points for Phase II of study
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education began pinpointing proposal objectives on Monday, Nov. 20, for Phase II of the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s Studies for Advancement.
 
A feasibility-research initiative to assist Wabash County school corporations, the studies’ first phase began in April and concluded in September. After learning the results of Phase I, the MSD of Wabash County, Wabash City Schools and Manchester Community Schools school boards individually agreed to continue talks with the Foundation in regards to the studies.
 
However, that changed Tuesday, Nov. 14, when the CFWC announced the second phase will focus on “further investigation of district consolidation,” according to a press release.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28
Wabash County Habitat dedicates Singleton home Sunday, Dec. 3
By Emma Rausch
 
NORTH MANCHESTER—Wabash County Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating a North Manchester home to the Singleton family on Sunday, Dec. 3. The group also will mark the organization’s 20th home dedication in the county.
 
Habitat Executive Director Maggie Wimberly told The Paper of Wabash County the community is welcome to attend the ceremony, which celebrates another Wabash County family receiving the keys to their new home.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28
County to sell surplus file cabinets
By David Fenker
 
Several used file cabinets are up for sale by the Wabash County government.
 
The county commissioners approved a public sale of the surplus equipment from the extension office at their Monday, Nov. 27, meeting at the request of County Auditor Marcie Shepherd.
 
Five used but good condition, four-drawer file cabinets will be available at the Courthouse for $25 each.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28
Former Lebanon UMC members to have reunion
By Joseph Slacian
 
A reunion of members of the former Lebanon United Methodist Church will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Wabash County Historical Museum.
 
“We are just having a little open house, welcoming anyone who ever attended that church,” Sandy Smith, one of the event organizers, said. “We’re going to have all the information that they have at the museum over the years (on display).”
 
The reunion will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28
Tiedeman marks 5th month at Wabash Christ United Dec. 6

Chris Tiedeman

By Emma Rausch

Christ United Methodist Church Pastor Chris Tiedeman will mark his fifth month with the Wabash church on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and is looking forward to the holiday season.

Tiedeman, a Noble County native, moved to Wabash with his wife Emily and three children from La Porte.

“I’ve been a pastor for 14 years,” he told The Paper of Wabash County. “In the United Methodist Church, the bishop appoints us (to churches to lead). So I was given a call by my district superintendent and told, ‘The bishop wants you to serve here,’ and as part of the arrangement that as we have as church and pastor, I go.

“My goal is to make sure that whatever this church does in the community, it is a reflection of God’s love for the community. That will play out in a lot of different ways and that is the overarching goal.”

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Nov 28
Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood challenge Wabash to stump them Dec. 8
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood (from left) return to Wabash on Friday, Dec. 8, with their comedic act “Scared Scriptless.” Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Veteran comedic duo Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie return to the Honeywell Center on Friday, Dec. 8, and challenge show-goers to stump them.
 
Known for their appearances on “Whose Line is it Anyways?”, the pair have been performing improvisational comedy together for nearly 15 years.
 
Sherwood told The Paper of Wabash County they look forward to their Wabash return.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28
MCS board to partner with ISBA in superintendent search
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- At the recommendation of its interim superintendent, Manchester Community Schools will soon begin the process of finding a new head administrator.
 
Interim Superintendent Mike Pettibone broached the subject during the Nov. 14 meeting of the MCS board of school trustees, recommending that the board utilize the services of the Indiana School Boards Association for the search.
 
“A superintendent search always is a conversation,” he said.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28

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