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Renfroe to bring comedy show to Honeywell Center

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Anita Renfroe was familiar with the world of comedy. However, it was a suggestion by her three children to post a video clip to YouTube that helped many in the world of comedy get to know her.


The video, called “The Mom Song,” features Renfroe recapping her daylong conversations with her three kids in a little more than two minutes, all set to the tune of “The William Tell Overture.”


Renfroe will bring her comedy routine to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14.


“(‘The Mom Song’) kicked me off into general consciousness,” she told The Paper of Wabash County during a recent telephone interview. “I was already touring with Women of Faith, which is an arena tour where we played like big basketball arenas around the country. I think I was better known inside the Christian market than in the market in general. I think that might be the first time the people outside the Christian touring world heard about me.”
 

Posted on 2019 Mar 12
Community leaders discuss successes

Toby Tobias, North Manchester Town Council president, speaks at the State of the Community breakfast. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Communities in Wabash County experienced a variety of successes in 2018.


That was the word Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the second annual State of the Communities breakfast sponsored by Grow Wabash County.


But, as it is in nearly every case, the county also experienced some problems which officials hope to address in the future.


During the breakfast, emceed by Keith Gillenwater, Grow Wabash County president and CEO, representatives from the county’s incorporated municipalities spoke about the past year in their communities.
 

Posted on 2019 Mar 05
Metro approves SRO plan

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com


MSD of Wabash County approved the recommendation to add School Resource Officers at its schools for the 2019-20 school year at its board meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 26.


The agreement calls for the placement one SRO at the district’s north schools, Northfield Junior-Senior High School, Sharp Creek Elementary and Metro North Elementary, and one at the district’s south schools, Southwood Junior-Senior High School, Southwood Elementary and White’s Junior-Senior High School, during the school day for the 180-day school year period.

Posted on 2019 Mar 05
4-H Junior Leaders to host vets dinner

By The Paper staff

Wabash County 4-H Junior Leaders will host a free Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.


The event will take place at the Lagro Town Hall, 230 Buchanan St., Lagro.


The dinner will include spaghetti, salad and an ice cream bar. The meal is open to active military personnel, veterans and a guest.
 

Posted on 2019 Mar 05
Manchester announces Kindergarten Roundup

By The Paper Staff

NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester Community Schools has scheduled its 2019 Kindergarten Roundup for Wednesday, March 20, at the Manchester Administrative Offices, 404 W. Ninth St.


The roundup will run from noon to 7 p.m.


Prior to March 20, parents will need to stop by the Manchester Junior High building or Manchester Elementary School, 301 S. River Road, to pick up a kindergarten packet.
 

Posted on 2019 Mar 05
Group seeks to build observatory in Wabash County

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Astronomy enthusiasts from around the area and, perhaps, the country, could flock to Wabash County in the near future to take advantage of a project planned by the Wabash County Astronomical Society.


Society representative Dr. John Levine discussed the group’s plans – dubbed the Mississinewa Sky Observatory -- with the Wabash City Council at its Feb. 25 meeting. He presented a brief film helping to illustrate what the group hopes to do.


The group plans to build a state-of-the-art facility in southern Wabash County that will allow users to view the cosmos in person. It also will allow those around the world to log in and perform research at the facility.
 

Posted on 2019 Mar 05
Apaches celebrate

Members of the Wabash student body swarm around Apache basketball players Saturday night after the team won the Oak Hill sectional title, defeating the Manchester Squires, 63-60. The championship was Wabash’s first sectional title since 1967. Photo by Eric Christiansen

Posted on 2019 Mar 05
Town of Roann is now a member of Main Street

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

ROANN – The Town of Roann is now part of the Main Street Indiana program.


Town officials received a letter of the acceptance into the program, overseen by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, on Tuesday, Feb. 19.


Indiana Main Street encourages community driven revitalization of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns, according to the OCRA web page.


The community has been working about three years on the Main Street Indiana application process, according to Jo Ellen Nelson, who headed up the Roann Community Heritage Committee.


“We’re really excited,” she told The Paper of Wabash County. “It’s taken a lot of time to get everything together. We’re all very excited to read that mail.”


Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson also was happy to hear the news.


“I am so excited about having a Main Street organization in the Town of Roann,” he said. “This is an integrate part as we push together to the next level of improving our community and making Roann a great place for workers to live, and grow.
 

Posted on 2019 Feb 26

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