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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
MCS board member resigns
From Your News Local
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – On Friday morning, May 5, Brady Burgess resigned from his elected position on the Manchester Community Schools Board. He notified Wabash County Clerk, Elaine Martin, at 11 a.m. and then emailed the other board members and board attorney in the early afternoon telling them his decision.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Ribbon cut at Wabash Do It Best Hardware

Watching as Wabash Do it Center Hardware and Rental owner Brian Howenstine (fourth from left) prepares to cut the ribbon on Thursday, May 4, are (from left) Mike McClelland, former president and CEO of Do it Best Corp.; Do it Best Territory Manager Mike Melchi, Liz Howenstine, Amy Howenstine and Dan Starr, current president and CEO of Do it Best Corp. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian’

Wabash Do It Best Hardware unveiled its new name and look during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 4.

Store owner Brian Howenstine celebrated the store’s name change to Wabash Do it Best Hardware and Rental and its new membership in Do it Best Corp., the most comprehensive hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.

Posted on 2017 May 09
ArtsFest tickets now on sale
By Joseph Slacian
 
There are a few changes this year for the 10th annual ArtsFest event.
 
Perhaps the biggest change is that it is now Aug. 3-6 at various sites around the City of Wabash.
 
“It used to be right next to WaBass, the big bass camp,” ArtsFest Artistic Director Ranaan Meyer said. “That’s been a little confusing for people because they’re used to the bass camp leading right into ArtsFest, and that being the beginning of the weekend.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Board to receive bids for Wabash Street
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety will receive bids for the Wabash Street project during a special meeting Wednesday, May 10.
 
The board will receive bids at a 9:30 a.m. meeting. As generally happens when receiving bids, the board will take the matter under advisement to have a chance to review the bids in depth before awarding a contract.
 
Posted on 2017 May 09

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