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Kansas to return to Honeywell Center

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The rock band Kansas has a great problem, longtime bassist Billy Greer believes.

“We have such a great problem in that we have sixteen albums of material to choose from,” Greer told The Paper of Wabash County during a recent telephone interview. “Everyone has their favorites off of each album. Every Kansas fan, at least.”

Because of that “problem,” choosing songs to perform on the current tour, “Kansas Radio Classics and Fan Favorites,” was a simple task.

“It’s a great problem to have,” said Greer, who joined the band in 1985 and first performed on its “Power” album. “There’s plenty of material to choose from, and that’s a great place to be.”

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Commissioners hear report from Visit Wabash County

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Promoting Wabash County both within its boundaries and elsewhere takes more than just hard work and good marketing tactics – it also requires funding.

Christine Flohr, executive director of tourism at Visit Wabash County, and Whitney Millspaugh, VWC marketing manager, presented a recap of how the county's tourism and marketing agency used taxpayer funds in the past year to improve the county.

Visit Wabash County receives $75,000 annually in County Economic Development Income Tax funds from the county, which Flohr said is earmarked for marketing initiatives.

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Tours offered at old Wabash County Jail

By The Paper staff

While the exterior restoration is underway, Indiana Landmarks offers a “before” tour of the old Sheriff’s House and Jail at 31 W. Main St. in Wabash.

The Landmark Look takes place from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3 during Wabash Marketplace’s First Friday downtown market. The look is free with a reservation.

Back in the late 19th century and well into the twentieth, the county sheriff and his family sheltered under the same roof as his prisoners, sort of. The sheriff lived in the handsome red brick home built in 1880, spacious and high-ceilinged, while the incarcerated lived in a limestone cell block that adjoins the house. The structure stopped serving as a jail in 1979 and the probation department left in 2004.

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Board OKs special event applications

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Two special event applications were approved when the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety met on Thursday, July 19.

A request for the Dam to Dam bicycle ride was approved for Sept. 9.

The board also approved a request from the Moonshine Cowboys for its Ride for a Cause on Aug. 4.

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Wabash artist presents painting to governor

By The Paper staff

INDIANAPOLIS — The work of Wabash artist Ellen Stouffer was presented to Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse.

The painting, “The Crossroads of America,” will be displayed either at the governor’s residence located in the historic district of North Meridian Street in Indianapolis or at the Statehouse.

The painting, which was commissioned by Indiana and Friends art gallery founder Mark Guenin depicts the outline of the state in Indiana blue, is surrounded on its sides by American flags. Stouffer said the patriotic bunting and gold leaf symbolizes the rich history Indiana holds in the United States. Featured at the painting’s center are the state’s seal, bird (cardinal), flower (peony), and Statehouse dome.

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Crash causes minor injury

By The Paper staff

One person suffered minor injuries Thursday morning, July 19, in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Canal and Miami streets.

Vehicles driven by Ronald Hochstetler, 58, Akron, and Goldie L. Moore, 21, Wabash, collided about 10:16 a.m.

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Peabody, NM Parks announce Purple Paddle event

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- In an effort to raise funds to Alzheimer's research and education, the North Manchester Parks Department and Peabody Retirement Community have teamed up to launch the Peabody Purple Paddle event.

The Aug. 25, bring-your-own-boat event will take kayakers, canoers, boaters and floaters from Liberty Mills to Ogan's Landing in North Manchester, with all proceeds going toward Alzheimer's research and the Dementia Education Endowment, used by Peabody to provide education about dementia and memory loss to staff, residents and community members.

 

“The Walk for Alzheimer's is nationwide, with the Alzheimer's Association, but we're kind of going at it differently – we're not having a walk – so we're not actually part of that,” Sara Wilcox, business development liaison at Peabody, said. “We wanted to do something different, and with the new Ogan's Landing, it was a good opportunity to give some exposure to the park and to the launch here in North Manchester.”

Posted on 2018 Jul 24
Grissom Air Museum plans car show

By The Paper staff

BUNKER HILL -- Grissom Air Museum will host its annual car show on Saturday Aug. 4, with vehicle registration starting at 7:30 a.m.

The cost will be $12 per vehicle paid at the gate the day of the show. Gates will open at 9 a.m. for general public with $3 admission for 12 and older and 11 and under being free.

There will be food, a DJ, 50/50 drawing, and great airplanes to view. At 10 a.m. the gates will close for vehicle registration.

Posted on 2018 Jul 24

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