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Commissioners delay Ogden Road vote
By David Fenker
 
Laketon residents will still have at least one more week with the stop signs on Ogden Road at 200 West.
 
The Wabash County Board of Commissioners tabled a vote on an amendment to the 2012 ordinance that established the three-way stop just north of Laketon at its Nov. 13 meeting.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 14
‘Fight night’ benefit to help raise funds for local woman battling cancer

Miranda Olinger is a local battling high-grade Immature Ovarian Teratoma. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

On July 25, doctors diagnosed Miranda Olinger with high-grade Immature Ovarian Teratoma, a rare and aggressive malignant germ cell tumor that represents 1 percent of all ovarian cancers.

Typically, it targets women in their mid-20s. There are no symptoms and, by the time it’s discovered, the cancer can be advanced in stage.

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Nov 14
Grant Creek Mercantile opens in LaFontaine

Grant Creek Mercantile is located at 14 W. Branson St. in LaFontaine and offers a variety of quilting and crafting products. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

LAFONTAINE – A new specialty shop has opened on LaFontaine’s main strip.

Grant Creek Mercantile, located at 14 W. Branson St., specializes in quilting and primitives and stocks a variety of craft supplies, according to Pam Whitner, business owner.

“We sell quilting fabric and quilting books,” Whitner told The Paper of Wabash County. “Wool, punch needle patterns and supplies, cross stitch floss, patterns and fabric, wool rug making (are also available). We sell painted floor clothes and boxes and primitives, such as lighting, Christmas décor and every day décor.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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103 Wabash County veterans commended at Quilts of Honor luncheon

Veteran Richard Tschantz receives a kiss on the cheek from his wife, Joyce Tschantz, after receiving his quilt. Photos by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

More than 100 veterans gathered at the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ Friday afternoon, Nov. 10, and received thanks for their service from the Quilts of Honor Quilters and loved ones.

Throughout the last year, the Quilts of Honor Quilters, a group of 12 Wabash County women armed with needles, thread and star-spangled fabric, crafted handmade quilts and placemats as gifts of gratitude for 103 veterans.

 

 

Posted on 2017 Nov 14
Youths meet 50 exhibitors at Wabash College and Career Fair

A representative from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne meets with local students during the recent WHS College and Career fair. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Wabash County and area youths met nearly 50 post-high school career exhibitors at the fourth annual Wabash High School College and Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

This year’s turnout, simply put, was “great,” according to Kyle Wieland, WHS principal.

“Each year, we have a lot of returning colleges, universities, our trade unions and also our community employers that come out,” Wieland told The Paper of Wabash County, “but each year we add a few more that either hear about it word of mouth or weren’t able to come in the past so they show up."

Posted on 2017 Nov 14
Children’s boutique opens in downtown Wabash

Chloe Yaggi, 4, holds up two dresses while shopping with her mother, Ashley Yaggi, (left) at Tiny Threads opening night, Nov. 3. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Tiny Threads officially opened Friday night, Nov. 3, during the Downtown Wabash First Friday event.

Located in the Market Walk alley at 49 W. Market Street, Tiny Threads is a children’s boutique that offers that offers “big city style and small town charm,” according to Leah Hines, business owner.

“I have a 2-year-old and I love dressing him in cute boutique clothes for special events and the pictures — 0 to 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1-year-old,” Hines told The Paper of Wabash County in an interview, “and I’m a big shopper of a couple of specific stores. It kind of got to me on social media when one day — it was just a standard outfit for (my son) — three people had pictures done with their little boys in the exact same outfit.

“So I thought I’d like something more unique and upscale, and I wanted to spend more time with my son so that’s why (Tiny Threads came about).”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sadler sentenced to 81 years for Marion man’s death in 2016

Waylon Sadler

By Emma Rausch

A Wabash man received 81 years in Indiana Department of Corrections for the 2016 death of Marion resident.

Waylon Sadler, 31, Wabash, was sentenced after he was found guilty of murder, felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, felony criminal confinement and felony intimidation in September.

In January 2016, Sadler was charged in connection to the homicide investigation of James L. Zook Jr., 55, of Marion. Zook was pronounced dead at 7:05 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2016, as a result of a punctured jugular vein and fractured trachea, according to the Grant County Coroner’s report.

Posted on 2017 Nov 14
Martin Yale acquires Kansas firm
By Joseph Slacian
 
Martin Yale Industries officials on Thursday, Nov. 9, announced the acquisition of Dry-Lam, LLC, of Shawnee, Kan.
 
Dry-Lam, LLC is a leading distributor of laminating equipment and films to the office product and commercial print finishing markets. Its expertise in laminating machines, films, transparencies, and tissue will expand Martin Yale’s product offerings and service.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 14

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