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Salamonie to host Second Saturday May 12

By The Paper staff
 

Learn the basics of outdoor cooking and camping at Salamonie Lake’s Second Saturday program on May 12.


The program runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Build a shelter and take a beginner class on survival. Webelos Scouts can fulfill requirements for Castaway. There will be indoor and outdoor activities.

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
Ford museum to host Lincoln exhibit

By The Paper staff

The Dr. James Ford Historic Home will soon feature a three-part series exhibit entitled “The Faces of Lincoln”. The series is sponsored by Mike and Sue Gray.


Each of the three exhibits will be on display Fri.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment on the dates listed below:


“Developing the Image” will be on display May 5-June 2.  The first installment traces the history of photography in the 19th century through some of the best and well-known photographs of Lincoln.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
Documentary to be shown April 27

By The Paper staff

HUNTINGTON -- The long-awaited documentary on the Hotel LaFontaine and other points of interest in Huntington will be shown on Friday evening, April 27 at the Merillat Center at Huntington University at 7 p.m.


The documentary is produced by Auburn resident Matthew Murray of the Whitehouse Entertainment Company, and was supported in part by local donations.


There is no admission charge, and the public is invited. DVDs may be purchased at the event.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
County to acquire land for bridge replacement

By David Fenker
david@nmpaper.com

Wabash County is paying a landowner $3,550 for land needed to replace a bridge in the next year.


County Highway Superintendent John Martin presented request for what he called just compensation during the April 23 meeting of the county commissioners.


The land being acquired in on County Road 1200 South at Cart Creek, just east of 600 West.


The purchase, he said, is necessary because of the safety equipment required to be installed with the replacement bridge.


“In order to put the proper safety devices in, we have to acquire some right of way to expand the right of way so we have enough area to work and place the safety guardrails and stuff,” Martin said.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
Lutheran to hold ribbon cutting April 30

Lutheran Health Network will hold a ribbon cuttingon its new Wabash Campus, seen here, April 30 at 1 p.m. Photo provided. 


By The Paper staff

Lutheran Health’s new Wabash Campus is set to open soon.
Finishing touches are being made to Lutheran Wabash, a 30,000-square-foot outpatient center on the city’s north side.


Lutheran Wabash will initially offer urgent care every day of the week, a physical therapy and rehabilitation area, a full laboratory, X-ray, orthopedics, pulmonology, cardiology and space for additional specialists.


Lutheran Wabash is located at 1700 Alber St., just south of U.S. 24. In advance of opening day, the community is invited to get a sneak peek on April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. A ribbon-cutting will kick off this public open house.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
Local Knights of Columbus hosts bingo for charities

By The Papers staff

Bingo is held each Wednesday night at the Wabash Knights of Columbus, 595 S. Huntington St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Recently, the Knights have begun a program of using the last Wednesday of each month to team up with various charities to raise money for very worthy causes.


On March 28, the Knights teamed up with the Wabash Inclusive Playground project.  The next Wednesday, April 4, the Knights presented the project with a check for $886. 
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
WCS celebrates MS Kathy Swan winners

Wabash Middle School's 2018 Kathy Swan Award winners included (from left) Taylor Harrell, Madison French, Eva Sears, and Coltyn Sellers. Photo by Josh Sigler. 

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash City Schools handed out the middle school version of its Kathy Swan awards during the Monday, April 16 school board meeting.


Fifth-grader Coltyn Sellers, sixth-grader Eva Sears, seventh-grader Madison French and eighth-grader Taylor Harrell were each bestowed a Kathy Swan Award for their efforts as students and as stewards of their school.


Swan was a WCS teacher who tragically died in a plane crash, and the corporation has kept her memory and legacy alive with the annual awards.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24
Graduating seniors urged to come home

Chad Elliott, a Souhwood High School senior, introduces himself at the Honor Students Lunch. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian

jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The top students from Wabash County’s four public high schools were recognized Thursday, April 19, during the annual Honor Student Luncheon.


The purpose of the event, sponsored by Grow Wabash County, the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Manchester University, is to honor top graduating seniors from the county high schools, and to have an opportunity to encourage local talent to return to their home for employment opportunities during the summers or after graduation from their college experience.  Students were seated by areas of interest with business persons who could speak to those interests.
 

Posted on 2018 Apr 24

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