Foster children get books of their own
A youngster shows her cheerleading skills to two members of the Indianapolis Colts's cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders, along with "Colts in Motion," the team's traveling museum, were on hand June 11 for the backpack distribution. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
About 90 local foster care youngsters have new backpacks and a summer’s supply of books.
The Indianapolis Colts, along with The Ford Meter Box Co., the Indiana Department of Child Services and Cargo Services Inc. kicked off the 2015 Books for Youth season on Thursday, June 11, at the Ford plant in Wabash.
The Colts’ traveling museum – Colts in Motion – along with Colts cheerleaders and the team’s mascot, Blue, were on hand as part of the celebration. The cheerleaders posed for pictures, signed autographs and helped distribute the backpacks, while Blue also played catch with the youngsters on hand.
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
Local dojo black belts 2 men

Two Wabash Valley Shuri-Ryu Karate Academy students were black belted on May 15, an honor bestowed upon them by Sensei Mike Castro (center). Rob Barton (left) and Tommy Music (right) traded in their brown belts when Castro decided that they had earned to move up in rank, according to Music. “It’s an honor to be promoted to black belt,” Music said in an interview with The Paper of Wabash County. “I cried. It’s seven years coming. Almost seven years that Mr. Barton and I have been coming down (to the dojo) anywhere from five to six days a week, one to two hours at a time. It’s been a long road to now and it’s an honor.” Photo provided

Posted on 2015 Jun 09
Lady Squires post-season run ends
By Gary Andrews
The youthful Manchester Lady Squires softball team traveled to Newton Park in Lakeville Saturday to play in their first ever semi state, falling to No.9 Elwood, 6-0, to end their post-season run.
The Squires threatened in the top of the first when Brooklyn Howard drew a one out walk and stole second before Celina Carter sacrificed her to third. The Squires failed to score, but got out of a jam themselves in the bottom of the inning.
Posted on 2015 Jun 09
Norse golfer advances to regional
By Gary Andrews
The Northfield and Manchester golf teams made the trek north to play in the always tough Warsaw sectional Friday with the Norse tying for sixth and the Squires finishing 10th.
Posted on 2015 Jun 09
Manchester Lady Squires will softball regional crown

The Manchester Lady Squires softball team captured its first-ever regional championship, defeating 2-1.

Posted on 2015 Jun 03
Lady Squires win first sectional title
Sydney Day celebrates after stealing home for the winning run in the sectional championship. Photo by Gary Andrews
By Gary Andrews
It took the Manchester Lady Squires nine innings to get it done, but get it done they did winning the Lewis Cass softball sectional 2-1 in nine innings over Oak Hill Thursday to win the Squires first ever softball sectional.
Sydney Day scored twice for the Squires, once in the fifth and the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth.
Posted on 2015 Jun 02
Fuller to play at Defiance

Kody Fuller signs a letter of intent to play baseball at  Defiance College. He is joined by his mother and grandfather (front row, from left) Jennifer Wagner and Oren Wagner. Also joining in the signing were Matt Stone (back row, from left), coach Jack Holley(Wabash Head Coach), Steve Furness, and Wabash principal Josh Blossom. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

Wabash senior Kody Fuller signed his letter of intent to further his baseball career at Defiance (Ohio) College next year. Fuller has been the man behind the plate for the Apaches the past four seasons.

Fuller said he chose Defiance because ”I got along with the coaches real well and the facilities are very nice.” Fuller added ”I also have family in Defiance”. Defiance is coached by Derek Woodley.

Fuller will study Sports Management while at Defiance which could lead to several different jobs.

Posted on 2015 Jun 02
Kelsheimer headed to Taylor
Kyle Kelsheimer signs a letter of intent to attend Taylor University. He is joined by his family, Char Kelsheimer (front row, from left) Kaden Kelsheimer, Rod Kelsheimer, Matt Stone (back row, from left), coach Jack Holley, Todd Armstrong, and WHS principal Josh Blossom. Photo by Gary Andrews 
By Gary Andrews
Wabash senior Kyle Kelsheimer signed his letter of intent Tuesday to further his baseball career at Taylor University next year. Kelsheimer anchors the Wabash outfield in center field.
Kelsheimer said he chose Taylor because ”I liked my visit there, the coaches and the facilities.”
“I will grow academically, spiritually and athletically while I’m there”. he added ”I hope to see immediate playing time in center field”.
Kelsheimer will study business. 
Posted on 2015 Jun 02

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