Crash kills one, injures three

By The Paper staff

One person was killed and three others were injured Tuesday morning in a car-semi-tractor and trailer accident on U.S. 24 and Alber Street.

According to a news release from the Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land, Cheryl K. Koehler, 71, Wabash, was killed after the car she was driving struck the rear end of the tractor-trailer driven by Jackie C. Hazeltine, 64, Columbus, Ohio. Wabash County Coroner Carol Whitesel pronounced her dead at the scene.

Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Crash injures NM mother, daughter

By The Paper staff

Heavy fog Tuesday morning is being blamed for an accident Tuesday morning that left two people injured.

Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Northfield’s Richter, Baker earn post-season honors
By The Paper staff
Northfield quarterback Drake Richter and head coach Brandon Baker garnered top honors in the 2015 Coaches All-Wabash County football teams.
Richter was named the Player of the Year, while Baker garnered Coach of the Year honors.
Offensive Player of the Year was Southwood’s Carson Blair. Meanwhile, Northfield’s Cale Dyson and Wabash’s Jordan Holley shared Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Muncie paramedic enters plea
Kyle Meyers
By Emma Rausch
A former Heartland Ambulance Service paramedic plead guilty to the sexual battery of a Vernon Manor Children’s Home resident in a plea agreement reached earlier this month.
The Wabash Police Department arrested Kyle Meyers, 32, Muncie, last year after receiving and investigating a report that a mute and physically challenged female had been sexually assaulted by a male paramedic, which was allegedly Meyers, in an ambulance while traveling back from a doctor’s appointment in Carmel, according to a 2014 story published in The Paper of Wabash County.
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Kindergarteners advise on ‘how to cook a turkey’
Kami Ross’s Metro North Elementary School kindergarten class wrote The Paper of Wabash County advising how to make the best Thanksgiving turkeys. At school, the class also decorated Indian/turkey vests and “disguised” turkeys so they don’t get eaten for Thanksgiving. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
What does it take to make a Thanksgiving turkey?
Kami Ross’s kindergarten students at Metro North Elementary School are all knowledgeable in the art of cooking turkeys for Thanksgiving Day suppers. However, it seems none of them agree on the exact steps to take.
From needing moms or dads, Aunt Tee Tee or Uncle Timmy, each student has his or her own way to make a turkey taste the best. Ross provided The Paper of Wabash County with her students’ detailed recipes to share with the community.
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Holiday season rolls into Wabash
Cale Lundquist, 3, is all smiles as he sees Santa Claus on Friday night during the Celebration of Light at the Wabash County Courthouse. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
The holiday season entered Wabash over the weekend, with the annual Celebration of Light ceremony at the Wabash County Courthouse, Santa’s arrival via fire truck and a two-day Holiday Night to Remember celebration.
Several hundred people gathered at the Courthouse to hear Vocal Impact, the Wabash County youth choir, perform several Christmas carols.
They also heard from Steve Downs, Wabash Marketplace Inc. executive director, who welcomed everyone to the event.
“This Celebration of Light has been held in Wabash County for many years,” Downs said.  “It is our community’s way of joining together to ring in the holiday season.”
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
County’s Christmas Spirit program receives 850 knit hats
A group of six local women including (from left) Alicia Zapata, June Long, Melanie Philippsen, Betty Hulley, Mary Lou Smith and Edna Crawford knitted and donated 850 hats to the Wabash County Christmas Spirit program. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
The Wabash County Christmas Spirit (WCCS) program received 850 knit hats last week from six women who spent all year handcrafting them.
Wabash resident June Long said the group started knitting the first of the year.
“We started in September and we did scarves (which were donated to last year’s program),” Long said. “My grandson, Matt (Dillon), was down there every day last year.
“This year, I didn’t want to do scarves again because I’d rather do hats and so we all decided we were going to do hats.”
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
The D Shoppe celebrates one last holiday; Owners retire to spend more time with family
Mary and Gene DeLauter have owned and operated The D Shoppe, a local gift store, for 31 years. The couple decided to sell the business and building earlier this year so they can retire and spend more time with family. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
The D Shoppe, located at the corner of Wabash and Market Streets, is closing its doors after 31 years of business this New Year’s Eve, but not before spending one more holiday season in Wabash.
“We’ve been going on (31) years and that’s a long time and I feel good about that,” said Mary DeLauter, owner. “These wonderful friendships that we made are just worth everything to us.
Established on Oct. 4, 1984 by DeLauter and her husband, Gene, the original “dream was to have a children’s shop,” DeLauter said.
“I always worked in clothing stores from the time I got out of high school,” she continued. “So I always thought at one time I’d have a children’s shop.”
Posted on 2015 Nov 24

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