The sixth annual Trucks In Paradise Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will be held at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Registration hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is open for all types of trucks, custom cars, and motorcycles. The Heartland Career Center will be displaying an electric car. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entries that register. Awards will be given to the Top 20 at 4 p.m. and drawings for door prizes and two $100 gas cards. Food vendors and other vendors will be on the grounds for the day’s events. For further details you may contact Dan at 260-494-8243.
This benefit project is to help us in maintaining the historic cabins in the Paradise Spring Historical Park.
For additional information on the Trucks in Paradise Show please call 260-494-8243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or come visit us on Facebook at Trucks in Paradise.
The Wabash Art Guild is proud to announce their 2013 Members' Art Show will be on display Aug. 14-Sept. 10 at The Clark Gallery, in the main lobby of the Honeywell Center, Wabash.
With free admission to the Clark Gallery 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to come in from the heat, and peruse some of the local artists' creations.
Artwork is judged in the following divisions with cash prizes awarded to first through third and honorable mention: Division A-Oils, Acrylics, Alkyds; Division B—Watercolor, acrylics under glass; Division C—drawing (pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, etc); Division D—Misc. (Sculpture, pottery, collage, weaving, batik, woodcut, etc.); Division E—Copywork (art that has been copied from another artist).
On Friday, July 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Wabash Walgreens will be holding a Bowling for a Cure event to raise funds for the Relay for Life of Wabash County. The event will be held at Wabash Cannonball Lanes. Pre-registration is not required and the public is welcome to come bowl individually or with a team.
The 2013-14 school year begins for students on Monday, August 12.
Registration days for student enrollment are Wednesday, July 31 from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
All North schools will report to Northfield High School to enroll.
All South schools will report to Southwood High School to enroll.
Students in grades 7-12 new to the school community should contact their respective school guidance departments prior to Aug. 3 for special enrollment appointments.
Book rental prices for grades K-6 is $190.00. Book rental charges for students in grades 7-12 vary individually dependent upon the courses in which the student is enrolled and will be assessed at time of registration.
By Ashley Flynn
Northfield Jr./Sr. High School recently named Geoff Salmon as their new athletic director.
Salmon will be filling the shoes of Tony Uggen who has accepted a position as athletic director in his hometown at Blackford High School. Uggen had been athletic director since the 2003/2004 school year, and he was a teacher before that.
Geoff, a rookie in the administrative field, said this would be a new experience and challenge for him. He just completed his master’s degree at Purdue of Calumet last year in administration. His undergrad was also completed at Purdue where he received a degree in technology education.
Northfield received 46 applications for the job and interviewed seven before offering the position to Geoff.
“We have a lot of criteria we set. Obviously we want someone with successful experience as a school personal, whether it’s a teacher or coach, and we prefer a candidate with an administrative license,” Northfield Principal Mike Keaffaber told The Paper of Wabash.
by Kalie Ammons
Wabash County Promise is a program started by a partnership of the Y and the community to increase college attendance and end the cultural stigma of college being an impossible feat.
“It’s a real collaborative effort to make sure that every child has a trajectory, a plan. Whether it’s vocational school or a four-year degree, certification, technical training… Whatever it is, so when they graduate, they have a plan in place,” Amanda Jones-Layman, Director of Academic Engagement and Summer Learning Programs at the Y, told The Paper.
The Wabash County Promise will focus on children starting kindergarten follow them until they graduate high school.
“The focus group for this year is K-3rd grade. The idea that if you’re starting to talk about college in 11th grade, it’s too late to really do anything.”
The program is set up like this: starting during kindergarten registration, students open up a college savings account that they supply with $25 they raise on their own, after which local donors will match with $75. In fourth grade, the students will identify their dreams for the future. By sixth grade, all students will sign up for the 21st Century Scholars program. In ninth grade, they will sign a letter of intent to graduate. Finally, eleventh and twelfth grade will consist of filling out the FAFSA and applying for colleges.
A bus trip to the two Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Sites is planned for Saturday, Aug. 3. The Wabash County Historical Society is sponsoring the trip, but it is open to anyone. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Porter’s birth. She was born in Wabash County but spent her married life in Geneva, Ind., and Rome City, Ind., before spending her final years in California. Her Indiana homes are where she wrote her 12 novels and her nature books. She was one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century, a photographer, an artist, a naturalist, an early environmental advocate, and one of the first women in the nation to own her own film company.
Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity is pleased to announce the non-profit organizations that will receive funding from this year’s chili for charity cook-off. Twenty-eight applications were submitted for consideration and 10 were selected.
The Wabash River Defenders, 85 Hope, Best of the Best, Wabash County Transit, FAME, Honeywell Center Educational Outreach Program, Paradise Spring Historical Park, Special Olympics of Wabash County, Wabash County Historical Museum, and The Access will all benefit from the one-day fundraising event.