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Gray to be named Healthcare Hero
Daniel Gray (center), director of the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, is Parkview Wabash Hospital's Healthcare Hero for 2016. He will receive his award at the Parkview Wabash Foundation's annual Gala on Nov. 12. Pictured with Gray are Kerri Mattern, PWB Healthcare Hero Committee Chairperson, and Chris Sloan, Wabash County YMCA director of community engagement. Sloan nominated Gray for the award. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Daniel Gray, the director of the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, is Parkview Wabash Hospital’s 2016 Healthcare Hero.
 
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Gray was named this year’s recipient of the Healthcare Hero Award, a title that recognizes exceptional healthcare workers and volunteers. He will receive the award at the Parkview Wabash Hospital Foundation’s 22nd annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 12.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
71 years later, World War II vet reflects on service
Earl Harrell (second from right) poses for a photo with (from left) his son-in-law Daryl Smith, daughter Anita Smith and friend Susan Beckett following an interview with The Paper of Wabash County in which he reflected on his time as an airman in World War II. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Earl Harrell, a World War II veteran, is one of many that will be honored on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.
 
Although 71 years have passed since his duty ended, the national holiday serves as a memorial to veterans like Harrell and the time they spent serving their country.
 
In observation of Veterans Day, The Paper of Wabash County asked Harrell to share his story of valor.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Timbercrest launches $2 million campaign
By David Fenker
 
Timbercrest Senior Living Community has set out to raise $2 million in its “Pathways to Wellness” campaign.
 
Director of Development Faith Miller announced the campaign Saturday, Oct. 29, at a dessert banquet honoring friends and supporters of the company. 
 
“We are so grateful to all of you for your support of Timbercrest,” she said.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Chili for Charity donates $43,300 to 11 Wabash County causes
Erika Miller (left) receives a check for $300 from Marc Shelley, Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity committee member, on behalf of Wabash County Transit at the Chili for Charity check presentation Wednesday, Nov. 2. Photos by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity reinvested more than $43,000 into Wabash County Wednesday night, Nov. 2, after donating the funds to 11 local charitable organizations at its annual check presentation.
 
Since 2002, the Chili for Charity committee has donated more than $430,000 to local charitable organizations that serve Wabash County residents.
 
This year, the committee added $43,300 to that number.
 
“We’re also going to hit next year, I believe, we’re going to hit next year $500,000,” Committee member Wade Weaver said. “We’re going to hit over a half a million dollars next year because of this project.”
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Democrat candidates roll into Wabash
Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Gregg greets supporters on Thursday morning, Nov. 3, outside the Charley Creek Inn in downtown Wabash. Photos by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
A group of Democrat state and federal candidates stopped in downtown Wabash on Thursday morning, Nov. 3, as part of a statewide bus tour prior to the Tuesday, Nov. 8, General Election.
 
Gubernatorial hopeful John Gregg and his lieutenant governor running mate Christian Hale were among those visiting with party faithful in the lobby of the Charley Creek Inn.
 
Senatorial candidate Evan Bayh and his wife, Susan, also chatted with their supporters, as did Attorney General candidate Lorenzo Arrendondo.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
City orders two homes razed
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two homes were ordered demolished on Thursday, Nov. 3, by the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety.
 
Two others were saved from demolition, for now, and a fifth will likely face demolition sometime in 2017.
 
A home owned by Charles Purdy, at 242 W. Main St., and Robert Rose, at 523 W. Hill St., were ordered demolished.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Urbana shop opens for monthly sale
Crazy Sweet Annie’s will host two sales this month on Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 26-27. Antiques, Christmas décor and more will be available for purchase. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Crazy Sweet Annie’s, an Urbana-based shop, will open its doors the weekend of Nov. 12-13 and again Nov. 26-27 for its monthly sale.
 
Located at the former Crazy Horse Outfitters, 5678 E. 400 N., the typically once-a-month vintage barn sale includes antiques, handmade decorations, home décor and furniture.
 
However, “we’re also doing Thanksgivings Day weekend, Nov. 26 and 27,” owner Valerie Wilcox told The Paper of Wabash County. “We don’t usually do it twice a month.
 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Wabash GOP supporters rally

The Republican Party of Wabash County hosted a Bridge to Victory Rally on Thursday, Nov. 3. Locals showed their support for the party's candidates by waving signs and hands at the intersection of U.S. 24 and State Road 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. The rally was a collaborative effort of Republican parties across Indiana to get out and show support for their candidates in the upcoming election Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to Barbara Wagoner Pearson, Wabash County's Republican Committee chairman. Photo by Emma Rausch

 

 

 

Posted on 2016 Nov 08

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