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Wabash blessings gets new coordinator

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

A major change is taking place in Wabash’s Blessings in a Backpack program.


Founder and program coordinator Jenny Wilson is resigning her position at the end of this school year. She will be replaced by Megan Henderson, whom she introduced to the volunteers.


Wilson made the announcement during a sometimes emotional address during a dinner to honor those who have volunteered or have supported the program in its first seven years of existence.


Blessings in a Backpack provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Sharp Creek students participate in Genius Hour projects

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The concept of Genius Hour got its start with Google.


The company allows its engineers to spend 20 percent of their time working on pet projects, with the philosophy being that if people work on something they’re interested in, productivity will go up.


Sixth grade students at Sharp Creek Elementary have taken up the concept, and Thursday, March 8, showed off their finished products to judges made up of retired teachers and Metropolitan School District of Wabash County administrators.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
WACT to perform Neil Simon's 'Rumors'

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Eric Seaman has noticed something about people as time progresses. The modern generation is buying less and less material things, opting to spend their disposable income on experiences.


Seaman’s experience in the Wabash Area Community Theatre has enriched his life, he says, making friends who are seemingly family now.


The rapport will be on display as WACT puts on the adult comedy Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at O.J. Neighbors Elementary School March 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Animal shelter declines NM proposal

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Wabash County Animal Shelter services have not been restored to North Manchester after being discontinued Feb. 1.


In February, the North Manchester Town Council offered the shelter a six-month, $6,000 agreement – half of the $12,000, one-year donation the shelter requested at the council's January meeting. After the six months (retroactive from January to June) ended, the council proposed a re-evaluation of the agreement, with the opportunity for an additional $6,000 in funding available for the shelter for the rest of the year.


At the council's March 7 meeting, Council President Chalmer “Toby” Tobias announced that the shelter's board declined the proposal, and that the town is considering other options.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Charley Creek Gardens to launch new series

By The Paper staff

Charley Creek Gardens is gearing up to launch a string of gardening-related topics for the 2018 season of the Lunch & Learn Series.


The first session, entitled “Succulents,” on Wed., March 21 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., will take place in the Education and Resource Center at 551 N. Miami St. The Lunch & Learn Series is free and open to the public.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Charley Creek Inn to host fundraiser

By the Paper staff

Break it down with the Wabash Inclusive Playground at Charley Creek Inn’s inaugural Wine & Jazz Festival on March 24 from 5-7 p.m. in The Courtyard in downtown Wabash.


During the event, attendees can savor hors d' oeuvres and wine samplings from varietals from around the globe. A new jazz combo that includes the following cats: Rick Elliott on the keyboard, Bob Urbinay on sax, and Mary Kramer on drums will keep the crowd swinging during this event.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Parkview Wabash to sponsor Dam to Dam

By The Paper staff

The Dam to Dam Wabash County Century Ride committee is pleased to announce that Parkview Wabash Hospital will be the presenting sponsor for the 2018 ride. Dam to Dam Wabash County Century Ride.


The ride is on Sunday, Sept. 9.


Parkview Wabash President Marilyn Custer-Mitchell believes the hospital’s support of what has become known as a premier cycling event for Northeast Indiana is a natural fit for promoting its mission.


“The hospital is deeply rooted in advancing the efforts of programs and events that focus on health and well-being in the communities we serve,” Custer-Mitchell said. “We are proud to sponsor an event that encourages people to be active and to utilize the wonderful bike trail we have covering the scenic countryside of the county.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13
Illegal dumping threatens local recycling centers

Jen Rankin (right) and Cindy Stanley show some of the items pulled from the Manchester Avenue recycling dumpsters on Friday, March 9. 

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Illegal dumping at the recycling centers is causing a problem for officials at the Wabash County Solid Waste Management District (SWMD). It's getting to be so much of a problem, officials are considering closing the centers.


SWMD Director Jen Rankin discussed the issue with The Paper of Wabash County while she and staff member Cindy Stanley cleaned up the most recent incident of illegal dumping on Friday morning, March 9. Someone left a couch and love seat at the Manchester Avenue recycling bins, along with two lawn trimmers, a baby stroller and box with full, unopened bags of snack foods.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 13

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