By Bill Barrows
The 54th Induction ceremony of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame was held in Indianapolis last Wednesday evening. Longtime Northfield and Southwood coach Steve McClure attended the induction to watch two of Northfield High School’s best be inducted as part of that team.
Joe and Jon Ross, played for the Norse and Coach McClure in the late 80’s and as seniors in 1990, were named to the Indiana All-State Basketball Team along with Mr. Basketball Damon Bailey, Linc Darner, Jeff Doyle, Elliot Hatcher, Noah Haynes, Mark Hisle, Jamar Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Chris Lowery, Eric Montross, William Moore, Jr., Juda Parks, Jeermal Sylvester, Travis Trice, Matt Waddell and Ryan Yoder.
Karla Singer (front row, center) prepares to sign her letter of intent to run cross country and track at Grace College. She is joined by her parents, Kelli Singer and Dave Singer, along with (back row, from left) Grace Coach Jeff Raymond, Northfield Head Coach Chad Andrews, Northfield Principal Mike Keaffaber, Northfield Coach Gina Dale, Northfield Coach Dick Leming. Photo by Gary Andrews
By Gary Andrews
Northfield senior Karla Singer signed her letter of intent Tuesday to further her running career at Grace College next year.
Singer, a four year all conference cross country runner while at Northfield was a major part of the Lady Norse qualifying for the semi state three straight years.
Singer said she chose Grace ”because I really liked the atmosphere and I fit in really well.”
A rider makes his way across the Mississinewa Dam during the 2014 Dam to Dam bicycle ride. The 2015 ride is scheduled for Sept. 13. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
Parkview Wabash Hospital is the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Dam to Dam Wabash County Century Ride, officials with the ride’s committee have announced.
Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, CEO for Parkview Wabash Hospital, said she is thrilled to have the hospital serve as the presenting sponsor for what has become an annual destination event.
“Parkview Wabash is deep-rooted in advancing the efforts of programs and events that focus on the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” Custer-Mitchell said. “We are proud to sponsor an event that connects people with fitness, while enjoying the scenic countryside.”
Five people were injured in this two-vehicle accident late Friday afternoon on State Road 13, just north of County Road 200 N. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Five people were injured late Friday afternoon in a nearly head-on accident on State Road 13, just north of Wabash County Road 200 N.
According to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 4:20 p.m. a 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Samuel H. Renz, 18, North Manchester, was traveling south on SR 13 when he failed to notice he was approaching slowed or stopped traffic.
The traffic, according to a release Sunday afternoon from the Sheriff’s Department, had stopped to allow a southbound vehicle turn east into a driveway.
Renz swerved into the northbound lane to avoid a rear-end collision and struck a northbound 2012 KIA van driven by Erickson D. Conkling, 39, North Webster.
Conkling and a front-seat passenger, Megan M. Conkling, 13, North Webster, were trapped in the vehicle, the release said. They had to be extricated by rescue units from the Wabash City and Noble Township fire departments.
By Joseph Slacian
Four charges have been filed against a Wabash businessman following a March 20 raid on his business.
Miteshkumar M. Adesara, 32, is charged with possession of a synthetic drug, counterfeiting, dealing in a synthetic drug and felony dealing in a synthetic drug.
Adesara was arrested March 20 following a raid at Plaza Mini Mart, 215 E. Harrison Ave., by Wabash Police and members of the Wabash Police Drug Task Force.
The green line on the map is the proposed Wabash River Bike Trail. Photo provided
By Joseph Slacian
Wabash County Commissioners on Monday, April 30, approved a request for a new bicycle trail designed to link Wabash County with Huntington and Miami counties along the Wabash River.
Although Wabash County approved the plan, which was broached by the Wabash River Bike Trail Inc. committee, it must also be approved by officials in Miami and Huntington counties.
“What we would like to do is have the county mark a road, what we are calling the Wabash River Trail,” committee chair Amy Ford told the commissioners. “It will a bike trail and a vehicle trail on something that’s already road. It’s not something that we are trying to build.”