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 June’s 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
Dr. Ben Carson to speak at Wabash County Republican fundraiser in October

By Ashley Flynn

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., has recently been hailed a hero among conservatives after he ditched the so-called political correctness and expressed his opinions opposing high taxes and ObamaCare in his keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 7.

The next day, Dr. Carson’s name filled the headlines including a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Ben Carson for President.” Dr. Carson went from politically unknown to potential presidential candidate within a matter of days, and this October he will stop in Wabash to speak at the Wabash County Republican’s annual fundraiser.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04
Board meeting to be held to discuss damage at LaFontaine Elementary

by Emily Armentrout

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County will hold its next board meeting on Tuesday, June 11 in the LaFontaine Elementary gymnasium at 6 p.m. to discuss damage to a structural beam on the west side of the building that has rusted out and needs replaced.

“Our current option is to use the front classrooms for 6th grade, while the community, board of education and district officials work to decide the plans for the following year,” Dr. Sandra Weaver, Superintendent of MSD told The Paper.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04
Local fireman presenting new CPR technique

The Wabash Fire Department is starting a program that will teach people about the importance of early Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use. They are also emphasizing the importance of good quality chest compressions.

This new technique is called cardio-cerebral resuscitation (CCR). “CCR concentrates on chest compressions, unlike CPR which not only concentrates on compressions but also breathing into the person’s mouth,” said Adam Copeland, the local fireman leading the presentations.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04

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