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Two people injured in Wabash County crash

On Saturday, May 11, at approximately 12:58 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, and the LaFontaine Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 15 at Wabash County Road 1050 South, which injured two people. 

Posted on 2013 May 15
North Manchester’s Farmer's Market to open May 18

Saturday, May 18, marks the opening of the 2013 Season of the North Manchester Farmer's Market starting at 8 a.m.  The market will continue to be located in the parking lot of Riverbridge Electric at the corner of Main Street and Wayne Street. 

Market will be held weekly, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. running to Oct. 26, 2013.

Posted on 2013 May 15
Coats congratulates Wabash’s Stephen Eilts on Acceptance to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today congratulated Stephen Eilts of Wabash on his acceptance into the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Coats nominated Eilts, a senior at Wabash High School, for an appointment to Kings Point.

“There is no greater honor for an American citizen than wearing the uniform in service to the United States,” said Coats. “I congratulate Stephen on this distinguished honor and believe his talents and abilities will make him an outstanding midshipman. I look forward to hearing of his continued success.”

Posted on 2013 May 15
Blue Ribbon Business for the month of May is Dorais Chevrolet

Dorais is your local Wabash Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet dealership and has been family owned and operated since 1949.  Dorais Chevrolet offers a wide selection of new and used vehicles as well as full body shop and service department. Current owner Dave Dorais, has worked at the dealership all of his life and officially took over the business in 1977.  Dave’s wife Kaye, is also a Wabash native. 

This summer, Dorais Chevrolet will be getting a new look.  A remodel is coming soon along with some sales promotions so stay tuned!  “At Dorais Chevrolet, we are a full service dealership,” says Dave.  “We want to meet the needs of Wabash.”

Posted on 2013 May 15
Wabash High School teams with local fire and police departments to prevent drinking and driving

by Emily Armentrout

On April 26, with their prom approaching, Wabash High School teamed up with the local fire and police department, along with the Samaritan helicopter from Parkview Fort Wayne, to depict a crash scene for the juniors and seniors at Wabash High School. The accident was supposed to be caused by drinking and driving on prom night.

“It’s going to make a great impression on the kids. We’ve had parents come to watch and it has really impacted them,” said Carl Hall, an inspector for the Wabash Fire Department.

Posted on 2013 Apr 30
Wabash County Chamber of Commerce announces Blue Ribbon Business

For almost 16 years, Mike and Ann Bechtol have been serving Wabash with the county’s only independently owned supermarket.  Bechtol Grocery is located at 120 Hale Drive and serves as a major southside retailer.  Bechtol Grocery is the provider of the Our Family private label, which is exclusive to the business.  

Posted on 2013 Apr 30
Wabash County Quilt Trail begins

On Sunday, April 28, one of the first Barn Quilts to be part of the Wabash County Quilt Trail was installed at the farm of Phil & Robin Dale. The Dale farm is located at 2575 W 700 N. in Wabash County. The Barn Quilt can be seen very easily from 300 W., just north of Highway 16 and can also be seen while traveling east on Highway 16.

Phil’s Grandparents, Lewis and Mable Dale owned the farm from 1941 until 1963. Then in 1985 Phil was able to purchase the farm and bring it back into the Dale family. The barn the quilt was hung on is over 100 years old.

Posted on 2013 Apr 30
Wabash County native named 4-H Youth Educator

by Brent Swan

After spending much of her first week on the job in the office, new Wabash County 4-H Youth Educator Angela Christopher is already looking forward to the 2013 Wabash County 4-H Fair. Christopher, a Wabash County resident and Southwood High School graduate, took over the position vacated by Pandora Woodward.

“I have lived here all my life,” Christopher said. “My husband David and I have two children, Jade, who is five and Clay who is three.”

Christopher, a former 10-year 4-H member, went on to graduate from Manchester College before completing her master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She then taught English for nine years at White’s and was in her second year of teaching sixth grade language at LaFontaine when she decided to apply for the job.

Posted on 2013 Apr 24

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