“411: It’s your body”
Sgt. Terry Hall asks Southwood Elementary children how many of them would come to school the next day and would tell everyone that their bike was stolen, the majority of which raised their hands. However, in a following question of how many would tell if they were touched inappropriately, very few raised their hands. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Sgt. Terry Hall returned to Wabash County last week to speak with the local students about body safety and, specifically, the “pretty big word,” child molestation.
Hall, a retired veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, developed the body safety program and has traveled across the country sharing it with every school that he can.
“What encouraged me (to speak about body safety) was I was the third in-line for molestation and there were several after me,” Hall told The Paper of Wabash County. “What broke my heart was some of my relatives and siblings have done drugs and gotten in trouble and have pulled robberies because they’re very angry inward people.
“This is something that child molesting causes. It causes very low self-esteem, your anger issues are amazing. I’ve talked to some kids that have done very negative things. They’re very angry about what’s happened to them. No one’s addressing the issue.”
Posted on 2015 Sep 29
Local boutique to ‘bling’ bras for breast cancer awareness
By The Paper staff
Ellen’s Dress & Bridal Boutique will host “Bras for a Cause” to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Parkview Hospital Mammogram Fund on Oct. 2.
The public is invited to “Bling Your Bra” to be displayed and be monetarily voted on. Those interested in entering a bra must deliver it to Ellen’s on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by 7 p.m. along with a $5 entry fee.
Posted on 2015 Sep 29
Dr. Ford Home to host Autumn Festival
By The Paper staff
A 19th Century Autumn Festival will take place at the Dr. James Ford Historic Home on Sat., Oct. 3 from 1-4 p.m.
Visitors will go back to a simpler time in history and enjoy a festival that celebrates the autumn season. There will be cider tasting for young and old alike, crafts for the kids, and free tours of the home and carriage house.
Posted on 2015 Sep 29
Life Chain planned Oct. 4
By The Paper staff
The 2015 Life Chain, sponsored by Right to Life of North Central Indiana, will take place Sunday, Oct. 4 in Wabash.
The event will be at 806 N. Cass Street near the Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store) from 2-3 p.m., rain or shine.  
Posted on 2015 Sep 29
Manchester Youth Yard Sale
By The Paper staff
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Organizers of the Manchester Youth Yard Sale is seeking consignment items for its Oct. 3 sale.
Those who consign their gently used children’s items will receive 66 percent of the sale price with the rest of the profit going to support Manchester Early Learning Center. 
The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with half price from 4-6 p.m. Items include children’s clothing (newborn-14/16), high chairs, swings, maternity clothes, strollers and car seats, toys, games, cribs, and more. 
Posted on 2015 Sep 29
Local high school honors alumni in Hall of Distinction ceremony
By Emma Rausch
The Wabash High School Hall of Distinction Ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 3., in the Wabash Middle School Auditorium.
This year, the ceremony will induct Royal Davis, Loren Berry, Charles Showalter, Pat Smith II, Michael Beauchamp, Steven Ford, O.J. Neighbours and Gene Stratton Porter into the Hall.
The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.
The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
Posted on 2015 Sep 29
Delays expected for Brandt ride

The annual Waldo and Steve Brandt Memorial ride will take place on Sept. 27 and motorists not participating in the ride should expect delays in several parts of the City of Wabash throughout the day.

The ride is in remembrance of Waldo and Steve Brandt and will depart Brandt’s Harley Davidson at noon.

Posted on 2015 Sep 24
‘Mary Poppins’ to bring ‘magic’ to stage of Honeywell Center
Clayton Marcum and Brittany Riner are the leading duo in the upcoming Wabash Area Community Theater production of “Mary Poppins.” Riner and Marcum, who play Mary Poppins and Bert, are paired with children Trey Wright and Camille Kugler, the “impossible” Michael and Jane Banks, as Poppins attempts to teach the children manners and that there is magic in the world around them. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
After three months of rehearsals, set building and costume preparation, local actors are ready to take the stage in the Wabash Area Community Theater (WACT) production of “Mary Poppins” Sept. 25-27 at the Honeywell Center Ford Theater.
The famous story is set in 1910 and follows the London-based Banks family as parents George and Winifred Banks, played by Eric Reichenbach and Nikki Bailey, lose yet another nanny due to their children’s bad behavior.
One morning, a magical nanny named Mary Poppins, played by Swayzee resident Brittany Riner, suddenly arrives at the Banks household and tells the family she is their new nanny, changing their lives forever.
In mid-June, Riner told The Paper of Wabash County that it’s been her dream to play the part of Poppins. Now, after weeks of practice and the production nearing, Riner admitted that it can be difficult to portray the character’s “practically perfect and confident” nature.
Posted on 2015 Sep 22

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