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Honeywell House hosts tea party and proposa

The Honeywell House hosted an Alice in Wonderland tea party on Saturday, March 5. Children like McKinley Vanlandingham (from left) and Violet George crafted giant flowers and flamingo glasses, played croquet with flamingo mallets and met characters like Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts all before teatime. Once tea was served, characters joined their guests at the tables. At one table, one guest, Drew Stith, proposed to his girlfriend Taura Hosier while dressed as the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, respectively. Photo by Lena Cordes

Posted on 2016 Mar 08
Board of Works changes meeting dates
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety will no longer meet on Wednesday afternoons.
 
Rather, the board, at its March 2 meeting, unanimously approved changing its meeting day to the first and third Thursdays of the month.
 
Mayor Scott Long said the meeting needed to be changed because it conflicted with another meeting – the Mayors and Commissioners Caucus for Northeast Indiana – which takes place on the third Wednesday of the month.
Posted on 2016 Mar 08
New salon celebrates grand opening

Twisted Scissors Salon celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 4. Owner Barbara Baum and her husband Mark held the ceremonious scissors and her daughter Kelli assisted her with cutting the ribbon. If there was one thing Baum would want the community to know about her salon, it’d be “that it’s very upbeat and positive environment,” she told The Paper of Wabash County. “I want to it to be an experience when they come in here.” Wabash County Chamber of Commerce representatives joined the Baums and Twisted Scissors beauticians for the grand opening ceremony. Photo by Emma Rausch

Posted on 2016 Mar 08
Six named Lilly Scholarship finals
By The Paper staff
 
Six Wabash County youth were named finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
 
The finalists are Christian Deeter of Southwood High School, Max Karg or Manchester High School, Kolten Kersey of Southwood High School, Noah Shear of Northfield High School, David Shoue of Northfield High School, and Danielle Sparling of Southwood High School.
Posted on 2016 Mar 08
Social workers learn about suicide prevention
By Joseph Slacian
 
Social workers from around the area received tips on how to intervene if someone is thought to be contemplating suicide.
 
Presented by representatives of the Youth Service Bureau of Huntington County, training was given Tuesday, March 1, during two, two-hour seminars at the Wabash County YMCA.
 
Instructors Stephen Ward and Chauncey Armstrong explained the QPR theory to 13 social workers gathered for the morning session. A second session took place Tuesday afternoon.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 08
Crowd pays tribute to Glenn Frey
By Joseph Slacian
 
More than 300 people converged on the Historic Eagles Theatre on Wednesday, March 2, to pay homage to Glenn Frey, the late singer-songwriter with The Eagles.
 
The concert, “A Tribute to Glenn Frey of the Eagles” was a memorial concert in honor of the late Eagles member who died in January. It also served as a fundraiser for the renovation project at the Historic Eagles Theatre. 
 
Wabash resident Bobby Velasquez spearheaded the effort for the concert, which featured musicians from around the area.
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 08
Karsynís fundraiser to continue with new name
Karsyn Bratch, 12, gives a thumbs-up for a photo opportunity with her mother Linette Burchett at the second annual Kick It with Karsyn kickball tournament. Karsyn passed away in October. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Karsyn Bratch’s legacy will continue this year as organizers prepare for the third annual Kick It for Karsyn kickball tournament.
 
Karsyn, 12, of Wabash, passed away on Oct. 25, 2015, after she lost her fight with pediatric cancer, but not before raising approximately $60,000 for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.
 
To continue her legacy, Kick It for Karsyn, formerly Kick it With Karsyn, will return for its third year on Sept. 17 at the Morrett Sports Complex Field of Dreams in Wabash.
Posted on 2016 Mar 01
Bruss, Pilgrim get new positions
Mayor Scott Long (from left) poses with new Wabash Police Chief Matt Bruss and new Assistant Chief Bob Pilgrim. The two received their oaths of office on Feb. 22 and assumed their duties on March 1. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
Matt Bruss and Bob Pilgrim have taken over as Wabash City Police Department chief and assistant chief, respectively.
 
The pair received the oath of office on Monday, Feb. 22, from Mayor Scott Long. They didn’t take office until Tuesday, March 1, when former Chief Larry Schnepp’s retirement took effect.
 
“I am privileged that Mayor Long has appointed me as the Chief of Police,” Bruss said. “I look forward to maintaining a professional department and continuing to serve the citizens of Wabash well.”
 
Posted on 2016 Mar 01

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