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Rock City Cafe closes in downtown Wabash

Debra Hardin, most recent owner of Rock City Café in downtown Wabash, has made the decision to close the doors after many years of working at and then owning the restaurant.

The café was bought by Debra’s late husband, Thomas Hardin in 1975, with Debra becoming owner in November of 2010.

She told The Paper of Wabash County that the restaurant was one of the most important things in her life because that is where she met Thomas.

Debra was a senior in high school when she applied for a job at Rock City Café and began working for her future husband.

“He fired me and then we didn’t see each other for a few years,” she said. “We ran into each other and we went out on our first date and I asked him one time why he fired me and he said, ‘I don’t know Debbie, probably that smart mouth of yours,’” she said through a laugh. “I said, ‘Well then why’d you hire me back? I still got it!’”

When the building housing the café was bought to renovate into the affordable senior housing units, Rock City Lofts, Debra continued to lease the café space.

Posted on 2020 Oct 13
Autumn Ridge hosts Alzheimer's walk

This year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s organized by the Alzheimer’s Association looked a little different for the residents of Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre in Wabash.

Residents normally would participate in the larger walk in Fort Wayne, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the residents held a walk in the parking lot.

Posted on 2020 Oct 13
Local Avon rep wins trip to Paris

Wabash resident Carrie Pugh recently was the winner of a fully paid Paris trip through Avon.

She became an Avon representative in 2008 after receiving a monetary gift from her now late father.

“I wanted to take the 20 dollars and invest it, make it grow into more money,” Pugh told The Paper of Wabash County. “I had researched direct sales companies and picked Avon because they had other items besides makeup, like jewelry, fashion, fragrance and bath and body products. Something for everyone.”

Pugh also was interested in Avon because it was well known and could “sell itself.”

She has continued to sell Avon ever since because she loves the company.

Posted on 2020 Oct 13
Early voting underway

Registering to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election ended on Monday, and early voting in Indiana began on Tuesday.

In addition, the Wabash County Clerk’s office has received more than 1,500 requests for absentee ballots this year, Clerk Lori Draper told The Paper of Wabash County.

As of Sept. 30, she said, her office has mailed out 1,688 requests for absentee ballots. That is up substantially from 2016, when the office mailed 384.

“So, we have already had a significant increase,” she said. “This is largely due to COVID-19. One causes of the increase is we cannot hold voting at our three nursing homes that we have used as polling locations in the past and the residents at these homes must vote by absentee.

Posted on 2020 Oct 06
Ground broken for community building

During the October First Friday festivities in Downtown Wabash, a groundbreaking took place to mark the beginning of construction for the new location of Lighthouse Mission.

The Lighthouse Mission, along with F.I.S.H of Wabash County food pantry, Advantage Housing and 85 Hope Medical Clinic will be relocating to 123 W. Canal St., located at the corner of Canal and Cass Streets.

The thrift store has been looking for a new and larger location for a couple of years, according to Kristi Clark, board member of Lighthouse Mission.

“This new building will be able to provide food, clothing, housing and medical needs to those in our community,” said Clark.

The mission received a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural affairs.

Posted on 2020 Oct 06
3rd generation of Readers now in produce business

The crisp Fall air and the gentle dew on the pumpkins contrasts with the fragrance of fresh-picked cantaloupe and sweet corn at Loon Creek Valley Farms in Banquo in the southwest corner of Huntington County. Easy to find just south of 124 on 105, the colorful vegetable stand lures passersby to stop and revel in the bounty.

Behind the beauty of the early fall harvest is a long family tradition. Current owners Katelyn and Ryan Shuttleworth are the third generation of Raders to offer produce in Huntington County.

Katelyn’s grandparents, Albert C. and Ruby Rader, operated Rader’s Market on Etna Avenue in Huntington from 1938 – 1970.

Posted on 2020 Oct 06
City Schools' construction work progressing

Wabash High School’s Alumni Field was dedicated in September following a major renovation.

Work at the field included creating a new eight-lane track, turf field for football and soccer, new lights, new scoreboard and  new visitor seating.

It was the first of several major projects undertaken by the Wabash City Schools district at both the Wabash High School and Wabash Middle School campus and at the L.H. Carpenter building.

Posted on 2020 Sep 29
Honeywell Golf Course to undergo renovations

A portion of the Honeywell Golf Course will be closed beginning in October while it undergoes renovations.

“Most of the changes were going to make are basically a bunker project,” Honeywell Golf Pro Mel Thomas said. “We’re going to rebuild some of the bunkers that we have available.

“We’re going to rebuild the majority of the bunkers. Hopefully it won’t take all that long. It may take possibly upwards of eight weeks, depending upon the weather. It could be even sooner than that.

“Once we get the bunkers done, hopefully we’ll have a golf course that’s really ready to go.”

To rebuild the bunkers, workers will clean them out, put in new drainage, a Billy bunker, which is a polymer.

Posted on 2020 Sep 29

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