by Emily Armentrout
Local farmer, Nathan Vrooman, has been farming since he was old enough to drive a tractor with his father, Jack. Farming may not be a fast paced job, but his love of drag racing has him going speeds upwards of 165 miles per hour.
Growing up on the family farm, Vrooman started helping his dad. Whether it be planting and harvesting crops or taking care of the hogs, farming has always been a part of Vrooman's life. Racing became a part of Vrooman's life in 1979 when he decided to fix up his first car, a 1968 Chevell.
The Wabash Carnegie Public Library invites families to see Geoff Akin’s Bubble Wonders, coming to the Honeywell Center Gym on June 26 at 10 a.m. This free show is certain to capture the attention of children of all ages. Come learn all about the art and science of bubbles!
Manchester Main Street is extremely grateful for all the wonderful community support that helped make last weekend’s first-ever Eel River Arts Festival a huge success. The June 14- 15 event, showcasing North Manchester’s innovative cooks, talented entertainers and amazing artisans, would not have been possible without the partnership of the Town of North Manchester, Manchester Garden Club, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and The Firehouse.
The Eel River Gardens, located at the intersection of Main and Market Streets in the heart of downtown, was beautifully transformed into a festive venue for creativity, imagination and fun. What better way to highlight our town than to view it against the backdrop of North Manchester’s new historic streetscape and overlooking the Eel River?
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating two separate off road vehicle accidents that occurred on Tuesday on the Paperworks Paperboard Group property in Wabash.
Wabash City Police Department responded to the first accident on West Mill Street Wednesday evening shortly after 8 p.m. Heaven Pattee, 10, Wabash, was treated for minor injuries at Wabash County Hospital after she lost control of her dirt bike in the gravel.
by Ashley Flynn
For 28 years, five days a week, Bryan Banister has been delivering mail to Wabash citizens. Banister faces rain, summer heat and snow during his routes, and sometimes he even saves a life.
Pat Fetter moved into Meadowbrook approximately five years ago along a route that Banister has delivered for 10 years. The two had conversations on a regular basis, and Fetter knows just when mail is delivered – right after 11 a.m.
The Roann community will celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 6 at the Covered Bridge/Pull Field. The best location for viewing the fireworks is at the Tractor Pull Field on the northwest side of Roann where there is plenty of parking.
by Kalie Ammons
Gerald W. Pankop, Private First Class, Army Veteran, WWII, Belgium, European Theater will be immortalized in National Geographic’s video archives in the months to come.
Mr. Pankop travels to Wabash County high schools to talk about his experiences at the Battle of Bulge in Belgium, where he earned his Purple Heart and Bronze Star the day before his nineteenth birthday.
A motorcycle ride in memory of Ron and Dave Pries, starting and ending at Bass & Bucks, will take place on June 22. There will also be camping at Bass & Bucks starting June 21.