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Wabash woman celebrates 104 years

Dessie Sturgeon (front row, center) celebrated her 104th birthday on Nov. 1 surrounded by family at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Wabash resident and centenarian Dessie Sturgeon celebrated her 104th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

In 1813, Sturgeon was born to David and Mary (Schwartz) Mazelin and lived on a farm in Monroe County, south of Decatur, her son Donald Wolpert told The Paper of Wabash County.

Sturgeon married Lawrence Wolpert in 1932 and had three children, Donald, Richard “Dick” and Ruth. The family moved to Wabash in approximately 1933. However, her husband passed away when the children were still young, according to Wolpert.

Posted on 2017 Nov 21
WHS recognized at state dual credit ceremony
By Emma Rausch
 
The Indiana Department of Education honored 130 schools—including Wabash High School—at a dual credit ceremony on Monday, Nov. 6.
 
The ceremony recognized schools that achieved a minimum of 30 percent success rate in providing students with access to and success in dual credit courses during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a IDOE press release.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 21
Butchers withdraw complaint about boat ramp in Lagro
By Joseph Slacian
 
Glenn and Sheila Butcher, who have spearheaded the group Concerned Citizens and Landowners United’s efforts against Wabash River Trail’s proposed 33-mile bike trail, are dropping their complaint about a boat ramp in Lagro.
 
The Butchers, in a letter to The Paper of Wabash County on Monday afternoon, wrote, “We will be releasing the DNR Hearing on the boat ramp in Lagro, since it is complete and has beautified Lagro, and we plan on using it in the future.”
 
They said the ramp and associated projects – public restrooms and a new pavilion in downtown Lagro “have improved the appearance of Lagro,” Indiana.”
Posted on 2017 Nov 14
New judge to be sworn in Nov. 29
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash Superior Court Judge Amy C. Cornell, Wabash Superior Court Judge will be sworn in at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Superior Courtroom, 2nd floor, Wabash County Judicial Center, 59 W. Hill Street, Wabash/
 
Chief Justice Emeritus Brent Dickson of the Indiana Supreme Court will administer the oath.  A reception will take place immediately following the ceremony at the Wabash Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill Street, Wabash. 
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 14
Brenton is back: Local youth to raise funds for Shop with a Cop

Brenton Yarger shows off the outfit he will wear while raising funds for Shop with a Cop. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Joseph Slacian

The holiday season will soon be here, and with it are many familiar sites and sounds.

Those include colorful light displays on homes, businesses and, of course, the Wabash County Courthouse.

It also includes Brenton Yarger, a Northfield High School freshman, who has already started his annual quest to raise funds for the Wabash County Shop With a Cop program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Nov 14
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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Nov 14

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