The Wabash County Historical Museum, Inc. recently announced the start of their 2013 Annual Operating Fund Campaign. Mitch Figert, the museum’s recently appointed Executive Director, announced this year’s goal of $115,000.
“This is an aggressive goal compared to previous years’ campaigns,” Figert stated. “We have a lot happening at the museum and this campaign reflects the numerous improvements and additions taking place at our facility.”
Figert, who has been with the museum since mid-July, has openly commented on his plans to further engage families and youth in the historical museum. The museum currently admits all area school groups at no charge to the school corporations, educators or families.
The Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host an open house on Sept. 13 from 4—6 p.m. at the new Welcome Center and Gift Shop to thank Jill Ross for her service to the organization for nearly three years.
Ross, Tourism Coordinator for the Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has accepted a position as Marketing and Business Development Director with L.A.P, Inc., a locally owned and operated business. Her last day with the CVB will be Sept. 13.
by Ashley Flynn
The Wabash County Extension Homemakers are seeking vendors for their annual Autumn Craft Bazaar scheduled for Sept. 21 at the REMC Building. They have extended the deadline to register as a vendor to Sept. 16.
Vendors may sell artwork, baked goods, crafts, health and beauty products or other items. There will also be vendors selling manufactured products such as Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Premier Designs Jewelry.
Each vendor is asked to provide a door prize to be raffled during the events. There will be refreshments and free admission for visitors.
The three Rs have added a big E in Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. eLearning is here! The Department of Education is working closely with MSD of Wabash County to advance electronic learning opportunities for our digital native youth, kids who only know the world with computers and smart phones.
The “EDays” structure forged in collaboration with educational innovators from IDOE’s eLearning division will provide students and teachers valuable experience in the rapidly emerging eLearning realm. The schools’ staff will create, deliver, assess and document eLearning instruction on three school days during the school year. These experiences are essential because most universities and a great many employers already use eLearning extensively.
Larry Hoover, Annual Dinner Committee Chair, has announced that reservations are available for the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce's 72nd Annual Dinner Meeting to be held on Thursday, Oct. 10. The Chamber’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest in the state.
The meeting features the Passing of the Gavel to new leadership, Recognition of the recently announced 2013 Business of the Year, Agro Chem, Inc.; Honoring of Chamber Volunteers, Presentation of the President’s Choice Award, Announcement of the Distinguished Citizen, and quality entertainment.
The evening will start with an excellent meal prepared by the culinary staff of the Honeywell Center. The meal includes a duet plate of pork tenderloin medallions; herb roasted chicken, garlic redskin mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and assorted pies.
by Kalie Ammons
Not very many people think of shooting pool as a girls’ day out, but that’s exactly what Dena Hendrix, the captain of the No Drama Mamas, a billiards league based out of Grant County, calls their monthly meetings.
“We decided that we were just going to have fun and that was going to be our goal, to be good sports and have fun every month, like a girls’ day out.”
It turns out that all of that having fun paid off. After only playing together for nine months, in their first competition together, the No Drama Mamas won a trip to compete in Las Vegas.
“This was our first session together. It’s pretty amazing; they said that just never happens. The team that we beat in the local team championship to win our trip to Vegas had been to Vegas three times in a row,” Hendrix told The Paper.
The team consists of eight players, including: Dena Hendrix, Brandy Swanner, Amber Simpson, Jenny Smith, Beth Shenefield, Leslie Barker, and Amy Brandle.
Wabash Rotary Club continues its tradition of kicking off the Wabash County United Fund campaign with a benefit Golf Outing on Sept. 18. The Golf Outing will begin with lunch at noon hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Honeywell Golf Course.
“The Rotary Golf Outing has been one of the premier golf events of the season,” stated Executive Director of the United Fund, Steve Johnson. “It is a lot of fun for golfers and it signals the official beginning of the United Fund’s fall campaign”.
Many individuals, groups and organizations in Wabash County work to improve the quality of life for all. The Rotary Golf Outing illustrates how “LIVING UNITED” can benefit the community. All proceeds from the event are donated to the United Fund, which in turn are invested back into the community through financial support to local non-profit agency programs. “These agency programs improve the health and wellness, educational achievement, financial stability and community spaces in Wabash County”, added Johnson.
Rusty metal, broken glass, bicycles, air conditioners, chairs and mud-logged tires fill the Eel River as it winds through North Manchester.
It’s a distressing rite of fall: the gathering of the faithful to clear the waterway for fish and other wildlife, and for anglers, boaters and birdwatchers. Many parts of the Eel north and south of North Manchester are clear and inviting. Yet large volumes of trash continue to collect in the town stretch of the river.
Over the past three years, more than 150 volunteers have pulled out 10,000 pounds of metal for recycling, 125 tires and two dump trucks of trash. That was just from a one-mile stretch.
So once again, the call is out: Adult volunteers are needed for the annual clean-up of a downtown stretch of the Eel on Saturday, Sept. 14. Because of the unusually large amounts of broken glass and rusted metal “stuff” in the river, the volunteers must be adults, says Terri Michaelis, coordinator for the Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative.