By Eric Stearley
At an informational meeting held at the city courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 25, Wabash Fire Chief Robert Mullett announced that the requirement for a fire watch is now being enforced. This mandates that business owners with a fire protection system will need to hire someone to watch the building for fire should the system go down for any reason, or chose to evacuate the building completely until the system is functioning. The fire watch personnel must also be a certified fire fighter in the state of Indiana and must be approved by the fire chief.
“This is not going to be popular,” said Mullett. “Whether it’s popular or not, it has to be addressed.”
By Eric Stearley
Audiences cheered this weekend as the Wabash Area Community Theatre took the stage for their performance of Peter Pan.
The stage was lit in a kaleidoscope of colors throughout the performance as Peter, played by Allison Thayer chased his shadow, befriended the Darling children, took the children to Neverland, and fought the evil band of pirates led by Captain Hook, played by Gary Dale.
A live orchestra accompanied the theatrics as the cast sang and danced through forests, in tree houses, and on a pirate ship.
The Mt. Etna United Methodist Women will host their 2013 Fall Food and Craft Bazaar on Sat. Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group is currently reserving booth space for anyone who would like to show and sell their handicrafts.
Tickets to enter the Wabash County Hospital Foundation's Cash Raffle are on sale for $20 each or six for $100. Each ticket provides five chances to win cash. Drawings to win $5,000, $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000 will be held at the Foundation's Gala on Nov. 9. Need not be present to win.
Crossroads Bank is pleased to announce the members of their Junior Board of Directors for the 2013-14 school year. The Junior Board consists of two high school juniors and two high school seniors from Manchester, Northfield, Southwood and Wabash High Schools.
The members this years are: Manchester High School: Adam Hanback, Mariah Mobley, Leah Sorg, Cole Mize; Northfield High School: Alicia Agness, Taylor Peterson, Joe Burcroff, Kalanu Watson Dunn; Southwood High School: Drew Rhamy, Alyson Gouveia, Noah Kirk, Grace Whitham; Wabash High School: Thomas Grier, Jordan Rauh, Claire Cromer and Shelby Stone.
Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Nu Chapter, celebrated Founders’ Day Sept. 17 at the Main View Inn in Manchester. Following the meal and candle lighting ceremony conducted by Renee Chenault, Mary Ann Mast was presented a gift in honor of receiving her 50-year pin at the annual International Convention in North Charleston, S.C. this summer.
Mary Ann Mast, currently Nu Chapter president, has held all chapter offices numerous times and was Province Secretary for one year.
Now is the time for individuals with Medicare to review their Medicare coverage. Individuals with Medicare can compare and change their Medicare Advantage plan and/or prescription drug plan from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. The coverage that has worked in the past may not be the best now, so it’s important to review the plan every year.
All children require a strong foundation during their early years to be ready to begin kindergarten, and, this fall, the Wabash County YMCA has launched CareTogether to help build that foundation. In this free program, children ages newborn to five years old meet twice a week for two hours to learn, grow and play together. Caregivers of the children (parents, grandparents, babysitters) are active participants in the program, playing and learning together with the child in their care. Children who may not be enrolled in formal preschool will learn skills they need for future schooling, while their caregivers learn how to better support their development at home.