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Veteran's photo display moves downtown

Like so much this year, Veterans’ Day 2020 is different. Most gatherings, including the traditional ceremony at Living Well Winchester Senior Center, have been cancelled amidst health concerns. A beloved display that has in past years has been displayed at Living Well Winchester Senior Center has been moved to Living Well Downtown in the heart of downtown Wabash. 

The display was first put into action in 2003 when officials from Winchester Senior Center began looking for a meaningful way to honor veterans.

Posted on 2020 Nov 10
City, state offer free COVID testing

The Indiana Department of Health and the City of Wabash will continue to have a free drive-thru clinic for COVID-19 testing.

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Wabash Police Department garage, 1360 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Testing will be available to all members of the public regardless of symptoms. Children as young as 2 years of age can be tested with parental consent.

“People won’t get out of their cars,” Mayor Scott Long told the Wabash City Council at its Oct. 26 meeting. “They will drive through. They will do a quick interview, and then another member of their team will come up and do the test.

“Fortunately, we were able to find a decent location, not in a congested area. It’s only congested first thing in the morning when the street department is leaving.”

Masks will be required for the testing.

Posted on 2020 Nov 03
Local pastor to minister in Taiwan

Pastor Tom Curry, currently serving at Living Faith Lutheran Church, a part-time start-up church in Wabash, will soon be relocating to Victory Chinese Lutheran church in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Curry and his wife, Rhonda, plan to leave the States the first week of December for a five-year stint of preaching and serving overseas.

Curry has been involved with international mission work for 25 years. He got his start in 1993 during a county wide crusade at Huntington University.

“The Billy Graham Association helped to set that up and I worked with that,” he said. “One of the Billy Graham associates offered to use me doing some preaching in India for about two to three weeks, so I went and God just really touched my heart deeply there.”

After the short-term trip to India, Curry and his wife ended up moving there and serving for five years, from 2008-2013.

After returning to the U.S., they settled in Wabash, the county where they raised their family, and eventually began to serve at Living Faith.

Posted on 2020 Nov 03
Man charged in son's death succumbs to injuries

The father charged with killing his 10-year-old son has died from injuries received following an exchange of gunfire with Wabash Police officers.

The father, William Sendelbach, 32, died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, where he had been since the Oct. 8 incident, Wabash County Prosecutor William Hartley Jr. said during a press conference Monday morning, Oct. 26, in front of the Wabash County Judicial Annex.

Sendelbach had been charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in relation to the incident at 429 E. Maple St. Hartley also asked the court to consider a sentence of life without parole against Sendelbach. Since he has died, the criminal case will come to an end.

“Because the criminal case is over, that’s one thing,” Hartley said. “The pain and the torment that Sarah Sendelbach is going through is not going to cease. She’s going to continue to suffer from this, so we’re asking the community to really support her and her family. We’re hoping the community comes and really helps her through this process.”

Hartley, who was joined by officials from the Indiana State Police, the Wabash Police Department and his staff, also discussed several matters related to the case.

Posted on 2020 Oct 27
'Doc' Emrick hangs up the microphone

He grew up in LaFontaine, Ind., a state known for its love for basketball.

His favorite sports team was the Pittsburgh Pirates, a baseball team 369 miles away.

He never played the game of ice hockey in high school (Southwood), college (Manchester University, Miami of Ohio, Bowling Green) or professionally.

However, Mike “Doc” Emrick went on to broadcast more than 3,750 hockey games over a 47-year professional career.

On Monday, Oct. 19, he retired. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, his autobiography, “Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice,” was released.

In between growing up in LaFontaine and retiring to his home in St. Clair, MI, Emrick worked for CBS, ABC, Fox, ESPN, TNT and NBC, covered 22 Stanley Cup Finals, 45 Stanley Cup Playoffs game sevens, six Olympics, 14 NHL All-Star Games and 19 NHL Winter Classics and Stadium Series games.

For his outstanding contributions to the game, Emrick, 74, was the first broadcaster inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. That was also the first year he won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play. He went on to win the award seven more times (2014-2020).

Posted on 2020 Oct 27
MSD board oks '21 budget

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board met to conduct business on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

During this meeting, donations were accepted totaling $1,524. The 2021 Budget was officially approved, along with the Bus Replacement Plan, the Capital Projects Plan, and Resolution for Appropriations and Tax Rates.

Also, during Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent, Mike Keaffaber presented some updates to the board and guests. 

According to Keaffaber, COVID-19 continues to present challenges but also opportunities. Sixty-five percent of MSD students have returned to in-person learning.

Posted on 2020 Oct 20
Charges filed in boy's death

The father of 10-year-old Kayden Sendelbach is now facing charges in connection with the boy’s death.

William Sendelbach is facing one count of murder for allegedly stabbing the boy during a domestic disturbance at the family’s East Maple Street home on Thursday, Oct. 8. He also is facing two counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired a shotgun at two individuals, including a Wabash Police officer.

Posted on 2020 Oct 20
Nick's Dog Cart adds catering service

Nick Palmer, Wabash native and Wabash High School graduate has become somewhat of a staple in Wabash County the past two years when it comes to food offerings at festivals, get-togethers and other events.

Palmer, who works full time at Ford Meter Box was looking for something to fill his free time and after some thought, decided that starting a hot dog stand would be a great way to spend his time and make some extra money.

“I really didn’t know what to expect but I had some friends and family who thought the idea would do well in Wabash, so I just kind of went with it,” said Palmer. “We learned things by messing up quite a bit, but I think we have progressed slowly since this thing started.”

Up until recently, Nick’s Dog Cart was mainly selling during downtown Wabash First Fridays, at Chapman’s Brewhouse and catering to parties and wedding receptions with his mobile cart.

 
Posted on 2020 Oct 20

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