Wabash Veteranís Speech to be housed in National Geographic archive

by Kalie Ammons

Gerald W. Pankop, Private First Class, Army Veteran, WWII, Belgium, European Theater will be immortalized in National Geographic’s video archives in the months to come.

Mr. Pankop travels to Wabash County high schools to talk about his experiences at the Battle of Bulge in Belgium, where he earned his Purple Heart and Bronze Star the day before his nineteenth birthday.

Posted on 2013 Jun 25
Pries Memorial Ride to be held June 22

A motorcycle ride in memory of Ron and Dave Pries, starting and ending at Bass & Bucks, will take place on June 22. There will also be camping at Bass & Bucks starting June 21. 

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
Aquaponic, organic greenhouse open in Peru

by Kerri Boggs

Green River Greenhouse, located at 1140 W 300 N, Peru, is owned by Cory Rairigh and Noble Gilbreath. They started building May 9, 2012. The greenhouse uses aquaponics to grow their produce and raise their fish.

Aquaponics is a mix between aquaculture and hydroponics. They have two tanks that, combined, can hold up to 30,000 fish. Each tank currently holds around 7,500 Tilapia.

Green River Greenhouse uses the water from the fish tanks to provide nutrients to the plants. The water is then recycled back into the fish tanks and the process repeats.

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
Farm Credit Breaks Ground for New Office in Marion

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture-lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, broke ground for a new office in Marion. to be located near the intersection of W. 44th Street and State Road 9. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 7 and was attended by local officials, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers.

“I’ve been a customer of the Marion office for a long time,” said Wayne Townsend, a Farm Credit customer who raises pigs in Hartford City, Ind. “The staff here are good people, and this location is a great fit for a new office.”

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
Young male charged with crossing the centerline caused accident

On June 4, at approximately 11:39 a.m., the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury accident at SR 15 and 400 S.

A 2001 Chrysler SUV, driven by Johnathan D. Wade, 17, Wabash, was southbound on SR 15 and crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2006 Mercury SUV, driven by a Chet D. Sites, 35, Peru.

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
BMV warns of inappropriate phone solicitations

INDIANAPOLIS - R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), issued a warning to Hoosiers motorists of inappropriate phone solicitations regarding insurance rates:

Posted on 2013 Jun 10
New feature added to Juneís Walk with a Doc

June 15 is the date for this month’s Walk with a Doc.  The walk will start at the Y at 8 a.m.   Co-chair Jan Roland, Wabash City Schools, comments that there are added features to this month’s walk.  “We are trying to challenge people a little with this walk.  We will have colored markers along the route.  When people see the marker, they are encouraged to increase their walking speed a little.  When they see the next colored marker, they will slow back to their original pace.”   This is called interval training and is used to up peoples’ cardiovascular rates.  This increase helps the person focus on a better ‘workout’ on this walk.  

Posted on 2013 Jun 10
Firm with local ties opens Wabash office

Wabash County residents Daniel J. Vanderpool and Benjamin D.R. Vanderpool have opened an office on North Cass Street in Wabash for the practice of law.

Vanderpool Law Firm, PC maintains its main office in Warsaw. However, due to the number of clients that have sought out their services from Wabash, they have opened a satellite office at 598 North Cass Street, next to Maxx Tan.

“We have seen an increase in the number of clients that travel from Wabash to Warsaw to seek counsel,” said Ben Vanderpool. “So we thought it would be beneficial to our clients and to us to have an office available locally. We can now meet with those clients in Wabash and save them the time they might have spent traveling to Warsaw.”

Posted on 2013 Jun 10

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