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2nd District candidates to debate in Wabash
Jackie Walorski and Lynn Coleman
 
By Emma Rausch and Joseph Slacian
 
A debate between the two major party candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2nd District seat is planned in Wabash County on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
 
However, the debate between Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski and Democrat challenger Lynn Coleman will not be open to the public or the outside media.
 
Rather, it will be from the studios of WKUZ (95.9 FM) radio. 
 
Wabash County Council member and former Indiana House of Representative Bill Ruppel will moderate the event. He said the candidates requested it not be open to the public or media.
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
MSD candidates to attend forum
By The Paper staff
 
Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3) of Wabash County will host a Candidates' Forum for MSD school board candidates on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Honeywell Gym. 
 
All seven candidates will be participating and the forum will be moderated by Jarrod McKee, Vice President of the Investment Center of Crossroads Bank and a Wabash County native. 
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
State Representative debates coming to Wabash
Dee Moore and David Wolkins
 
By Emma Rausch 
 
Candidates for Indiana’s 18th District House of Representatives seat will meet in a debate later this month in Wabash.
 
Republican incumbent David Wolkins and Democrat challenger Dee Moore will meet on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Heartland REMC Building located at 350 Wedcor Ave. in Wabash. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
 
For the first 30 minutes, Moore and Wilkins will answer a variety of set questions before the floor is open to public inquiry for the remainder of time, according to Bill Ruppel, Wabash County Farm Bureau government affairs chair.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
UF board visits area businesses

Members of the United Fund Board of Directors toured Wabash County on Oct. 5 to raise awareness of its 2016 fundraising campaign. The members stopped by locations including the Main View Inn to speak with local business owners about donating and posed for photos. Those posing for photo include (front row, from left) Community Foundation Executive Director Patty Grant, CF Program Director Julie Garber, Eric Lundmark, Deanna Maller, Nate Fansher, Cottage Creations owner Bill Leonhard, (back row, from left) Jim Widner, UF President Tim Stiglich, Bob and Karen Fawcett of Main View Inn, UF Executive Director Steve Johnson and Dan Naragon of Naragon and Purdy. Photo by David Fenker

By Joseph Slacian

Members of the Wabash County United Fund Board of Directors took to the streets of Wabash and North Manchester on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, to raise awareness of the 2016 fundraising campaign.

The group left the Honeywell Center circular drive shortly after 8:30 a.m. aboard Trolley No.85 and made stops at a dozen businesses and industries in the two communities.

The event was the brainchild of board member Nate Fansher.

Posted on 2016 Oct 11
NM youth earns 3 awards at Indiana State Fair
Jade Michel poses with her chocolate Havana rabbit, Glory, at the Indiana State 4-H Rabbit Show. Glory was named the Best in Show at the state competition. Jade also received the Grand Champion Meat Pen and Champion Roaster awards for her rabbits. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A North Manchester youth hopes to take another trophy this month at the American Rabbit Breeders Association National Convention after earning supreme honors at the 2016 Indiana State Fair in August.
 
Jade Michel, a seventh grader at Manchester Junior-Senior High School, received Best In Show, Grand Champion Meat Pen and Champion Roaster awards at the state fair for her locally-raised rabbits.
 
The 4-Her told The Paper of Wabash County it was a great win, both for her and the county.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
WCS Board establishes Project Lead the Way launch program
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash City Schools Board approved the establishment of a Project Lead the Way launch program Monday night, Oct. 3.
 
The program will allow students to learn more science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses without waiting until their junior year of high school, O.J. Neighbours Principal Danielle Miller informed the board.
 
The establishment of the program serves a two-fold purpose, according to Jason Callahan, WCS superintendent.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
Local organizations benefit from Chili for Charity
By Emma Rausch
 
More than 80 chili-loving teams will converge on Paradise Spring Historical Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, for the 14th annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook Off.
 
Each year, the event draws thousands to downtown Wabash and, with a friendly competition to determine who’s chili is the best, it raises funds to donate back to the community.
 
Since 2002, the annual event has raised and donated more than $430,000 to local charities and organizations that assist Wabash County and area residents in various ways.
 
This year, 10 organizations, including the Family Services Society Hands of Hope, the LaFontaine Lions Club, the Honeywell Foundation Educational Outreach Program and the Wabash County Cancer Society, will benefit from the donations.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
Beacon Credit Union donates $42,000 to Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation representative Alane Helmer (left) smiles as she receives a check for $42,386.89 from Kevin Willour, Beacon Credit Union CEO. Beacon Credit Union employees and members from the company’s 19 branches participated in a year-long fundraiser to raise the funds. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Beacon Credit Union donated more than $42,000 to the Riley Children’s Foundation after the company’s 19 branches completed their year-long fundraiser for the health organization.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the company’s CEO Kevin Willour presented Alane Helmer, the foundation’s corporate partnerships manager, with a check for $42,386.89.

Posted on 2016 Oct 11

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