Katelin Vogel wins 2013 Wabash County Festivals Scholarship Pageant

Katelin Vogel, a 2013 graduate of Wabash High School was crowned the 2013 Wabash County Festivals Scholarship Pageant Queen Saturday night.

Katelin will represent Wabash County at the State Festival Convention in Indianapolis on November 15 and 16. Katelin and her court will be attending the

FunFest in North Manchester; Dave Kunkle Car Show, Wabash; Herb Fest, Wabash; Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Roann; Chili Cook-off, Wabash and the Lagro Good Old Days in Lagro.

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
Chamber announces member ambassadors

The Chamber Membership Committee, under the direction of Rachel Cruz (Wabash County REMC), was pleased to announce its new Chamber Ambassadors Program at the June 12 Business Before Hours.  Five members were inducted as ambassadors, who will serve as the personal connectors between members and the Chamber Board of Directors.

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
Beauchamp & McSpadden name new company president

On Feb. 6, the Beauchamp & McSpadden Board of Directors named W. Parker Beauchamp as the company’s new president. Parker is a fourth- generation family member of the Wabash-head quartered insurance firm. The business was founded in 1872, and was purchased in 1927 by Parker’s great- grandfather, Ward Beauchamp. Ward’s son, Bob Beauchamp, Sr., joined his father at work in 1938, followed by Bob’s eldest son, Robert W. Beauchamp, in 1963. 

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
Several state parks, reservoirs offering holiday fireworks

The public is invited to fireworks shows at six Indiana state park and reservoir properties to celebrate Independence Day.

Indiana Dunes State Park will have fireworks on July 2 around 9 p.m. CDT.

Monroe Lake in Bloomington, Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon) Lake in Rockville, Patoka Lake in Birdseye, Pokagon State Park in Angola and Versailles State Park in Versailles will host fireworks on July 6 around 10 p.m. EDT.

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
Grief support group to hold meeting

Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice will provide a free grief support group from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on July 1 and July 15.  The meeting will be held in the conference room next to the cafeteria at Wabash County Hospital.

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
Happy Days Preschool accepting 2013-2014 registration

Happy Days Preschool of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ announced it is accepting registration for the 2013-2014 school year. 

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
YMCA announces July 4 entertainment

YMCA Announces Free July 4th Entertainment

God's Country Band will perform at the Field of Dreams, Morrett Sports Complex, on July 4 from 8-10 p.m.  The band will perform a mix of old time rock and roll, classic country, original gospel from their new album, and a patriotic salute beginning at approximately 9:40 p.m. and concluding with the National Anthem immediately before the fireworks display.

Posted on 2013 Jul 02
Local farmer leads fast paced double life

by Emily Armentrout

Local farmer, Nathan Vrooman, has been farming since he was old enough to drive a tractor with his father, Jack. Farming may not be a fast paced job, but his love of drag racing has him going speeds upwards of 165 miles per hour.

Growing up on the family farm, Vrooman started helping his dad. Whether it be planting and harvesting crops or taking care of the hogs, farming has always been a part of Vrooman's life. Racing became a part of Vrooman's life in 1979 when he decided to fix up his first car, a 1968 Chevell.

Posted on 2013 Jun 25

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