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Youth conduct death investigations at Heartland Career Center ‘Body Farm’

Heartland Career Center Criminal Justice students make comments on the decomposition of 11 piglets at the center’s new Body Farm, an area that allows the youths to observe different rates of decomposition. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

A body farm has popped up on Heartland Career Center’s campus and the center’s Criminal Justice youth are on the case.

Since Tuesday, Oct. 4, HCC students have been conducting “death investigations” on 13 piglets at the center’s observation space, the Body Farm, as part of receiving a dual-credit, two-year pathway to an associate’s degree in law enforcement and conservation law enforcement through Vincennes University.

The area allows students to monitor the piglets as the specimens experience different rates of decay due to various factors including location, clothed or naked and if it was wounded, according to Leroy Striker, Criminal Justice Instructor.

Posted on 2016 Nov 01
Haag named 2016 Distinguished Citizen
Joan Haag, the 2016 Distinguished Citizen, makes her way to the stage with a standing ovation on Thursday, Oct. 20. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Joan Haag likes her candy.
 
As a youngster, every time the family would stop for gas on a cross-country car trip to California, she would always go into the gas station under the guise of needing to use the facility. In actuality, she was craving a candy bar.
 
After several of these “bathroom trips,” Haag’s father, Jim Vice, told the family that no one was to leave the car on the next gas stop.  However, she insisted she needed to use the facility, and her father eventually relented. Of course, she headed straight to the candy counter and he bought her candy.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Brandt's named Biz of the Year
Mike Brandt addresses the crowd at the 2016 Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Dinner while Leila Knoblock looks on. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Over the years, Brandt’s Harley-Davidson has been actively involved in the City of Wabash.
 
On Thursday, Oct. 20, the efforts of the Brandt family and it’s employees were honored when the business was named the 2016 Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year during the Chamber’s 75th annual dinner.
 
The presentation was just one of several presentations made during the evening, which also saw longtime Wabash City Council member Joan Haag honored as the 2016 Distinguished Citizen.
 
Mike Brandt and Leila Knoblock accepted the award on behalf of the dealership.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
The country is watching Wabash, Deluxe official says
By Joseph Slacian
 
People around the country have fallen in love with Wabash.
 
That was the word Monday, Oct. 17, when Deluxe Corp. Chief Brand and Communications Officer Amanda Brinkman and others involved with the Small Business Revolution returned to Wabash to essentially bring closure to the SBR contest the community won earlier this year.
 
Deluxe Corp. sponsored the Small Business Revolution, which offered the winning community of an online vote a $500,000 makeover. The Minneapolis-based firm used half the money to help six local businesses with both material and non-material support such as advice and business lessons. The other half was used to help improve the downtown area.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Roann seeks help to raze old school
By David Fenker
 
The old school facility outside the Town of Roann may be one step closer to demolition.
 
Representatives from the town attended the Oct. 24 meeting of the Wabash County Commissioners to ask for assistance in applying for Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grants to cover the costs of the project.
 
“I want you to be a partner with the Town of Roann,” Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson said.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Board halts demolition of 2 homes
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two Wabash homes have been spared from demolition.
 
The Wabash Board of Works and Public Safety on Thursday, Oct. 20, heard a progress report from Terry and Josh Mullett on a structure at 990 Pike St.
 
The Mulletts said they have contracted with a company to repair the roof at the site, and are beginning to work themselves to repair other aspects of the home.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Squires Band sees season end at ISSMA Finals
The Squire Band received a Gold rating at the ISSMA Scholastic Class Prelims Saturday, Oct. 8. They ended their season, however, on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the ISSMA Scholastic Class Finals at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
After taking gold at prelims two weeks ago, the Manchester Jr.-Sr. High Squire Band took the field at Lawrence Central High School on Saturday, Oct. 22, for ISSMA Scholastic Class Finals.
 
While the full official results are not publicly available, the band’s season ended at Lawrence Central outside of the top five positions.
 
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Alley Dog Fine Art Gallery opens in downtown Wabash
Terry Pulley stands in front of several of his paintings on display at Alley Dog Fine Art Gallery. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash resident Terry Pulley’s artwork now hangs in the 49 W. Market St. studio after the award-winning artist opened his business, Alley Dog Fine Art Gallery, on Friday, Oct. 7.
 
After a lifetime of learning how to paint, Pulley, a self-taught artist, said he decided to open his own art gallery with his wife Teresa’s blessing and support, because it has been one of his dreams.
 
“I’ve been an artist for probably close to 50 years,” Pulley told The Paper of Wabash County. “I didn’t not do this as a profession, but I’ve always been involved in the arts. I’ve shown in many galleries … and so know the gallery business, I know the art business, but one of the things, and it’s always been one of my dreams, is to have my own gallery to where I can just show my works and I can just be in charge of all the decision making."
Posted on 2016 Oct 25

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