The Dr. James Ford Historic Home, a restored 19th Century physician's home and surgery invites you to its first annual 19th Century Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-5 p.m. This free festival offers demonstrations of some early American skills, snacks and activities for the entire family.
Enjoy a basket weaving demonstration by JoAnn Weaver, 19th Century corn shelling, butter churning, apple cider tasting, walnut cracking and pumpkin painting.
by Eric Stearley
A 1963 single engine Beechcraft Debonair crash landed in a soybean field near Urbana, 1/2 mile west of SR 13 off of 500 N. The plane crash was reported to Wabash County Sheriff's Department at 10:29 am.
Wabash County Sheriff's Department Deputy Matt Cox confirmed one pilot and two passengers were on board. Pilot, Rex Ott, 62, Danville, Iowa, and front passenger Timothy Swift, 59, Washington, Iowa, sustained minor cuts and bruises. Rear passenger Tracy Swift, 52, Washington, Iowa, was airlifted to Parkview Hospital with a possible broken leg and lacerations.
Ott reported that the propellor went into overspeed while cruising at 5,500 ft. This means that the engine was running well over the recommended maximum RPM, which can cause engine damage or catastrophic failure. Oil sprayed out of engine onto windshield, causing pilot to lose visibility. It could not be slowed down, so the pilot decided to kill the engine altogether. The propellor continued to windmill until it fell off of the plane 2 miles east of the crash site.
The pilot and passengers were flying from Iowa with an intended arrival in Van Wert, Ohio. They were in contact with the Wabash Municipal Airport planning an emergency landing, but quickly realized they could not make it. The airplane nearly hit trees in the wooded area adjacent to the field as they made the crash landing.
.Reverend Tim and Mary (Cooper) Webb, Wabash, will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sept. 28 from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come help the couple celebrate at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church, 360 Columbus St., Wabash. The couple’s daughters Sarah and Kara Webb and family members are sponsoring the celebration.
Reverend Tim and Mary Webb were married Sept. 24, 1988 at the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church by Reverend Donald Arms.
Reverend Tim is the current pastor at Southside Freewill Baptist Church and he has also been employed at Comcast for 27 years. Mary Webb is employed at Cornerstone Veterinary Services in Urbana. The couple has two daughters, Sarah and Kara Webb, both of Wabash
by Ashley Flynn
Recently, Senator Joe Donnelly announced a federal grant awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration to allow Wabash Municipal Airport to rehabilitate its runway. Under the FFA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), Wabash Municipal Airport was awarded approximately $1.5 million.
“Hoosier families and businesses rely on our state’s efficient infrastructure to get from one place to the next or to move goods and services. This grant provided by the Federal Aviation Administration will allow Wabash Municipal to improve its runway so that passengers and cargo plans can continue to be safe traveling in and out of Indiana,” Senator Donnelly said in a press release.
The grant money will be used to rehabilitate the eastwest runway, which is the main runway used at the facility.
Bechtol Grocery Company is proud to announce the 11th Annual Cancer Day Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Five percent of all sales that day will be donated to the local Wabash County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Doors will open early for this one-day sales event at 7 a.m.
If you enrolled a student in elementary school in Wabash County this year, chances are you noticed new station during school registration. The Wabash County Promise and the Wabash County YMCA had tables set up at each school to get students set up with CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings accounts. This Friday, Sept. 27, The Wabash County Promise in partnership with Indiana State Treasurer Richard Murdock will host a “Walk Into My Future” event on the campus of Manchester University to celebrate the new matching grant program.
by Kalie Ammons
A new business is coming to Wabash to sell “everyday needs for less.” 2-4-6 Warehouse is a locally owned and operated company that will sell name brand everyday items.
“Ninety percent of the products will be two, four or six dollars,” said Dave Gleason, owner of the new business.
2-4-6 Warehouse will specialize in health and beauty aids, while providing a little bit of everything else, including: compacts, creams, make-up, nail polish, personal hygiene products, household items, vitamins, blood pressure machines, scales, snacks, toys, electronics and more.
“We will have new products daily at unbelievable prices. I buy all my name brand products from liquidators and retail,” Gleason told The Paper.
2-4-6 Warehouse will have its grand opening on Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 212 N Wabash St, Wabash. Its normal weekly hours will be Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Nothing is more important than making sure all Indiana children have access to the highest quality care that is provided at Riley Hospital,” says Cindy Simon-Skjodt, member of the Simon family who, in 2007, made the largest donation ever to Riley Hospital for Children.
In the spirit of this gift comes the announcement that the 17th Annual Wabash Kiwanis Club Bucket Brigade for Riley Hospital for Children will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year the donation sites will be outside six gracious local retailers: Kroger, Bechtol’s Grocery, Wal-Mart, Big R, Walgreens and Save-A-Lot. Wabash Kiwanis members will join with Key Club members from Wabash and Northfield High Schools to accept donations.