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Canine flu cases confirmed in Indiana; no reports in Wabash County
New strain of influenza sickens over 1,100 dogs in Midwest and kills at least five
 
By Emma Rausch
 
At least a dozen cases of canine influenza have been reported in the northwest part of Indiana, but none were reported in Wabash County, according to the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.
 
Since the beginning of April, an outbreak of canine flu that started in Chicago has sickened more than 1,1100 dogs in the Midwest, killed at least five, and recently spread to Indiana. As of April 21, nine dogs caught the virus in Lafayette and the Muncie Animal Shelter quarantined 70 dogs, putting adoptions on hold after several dogs returned with the virus after being neutered at Purdue University.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Arrest warrant leads to alleged meth lab
Matthew J. Hayslip, 28, Wabash, and Samantha L. King, 33, Wabash, were arrested May 5 for an alleged meth lab at Hayslip's apartment. Photos provided
 
By The Paper staff
 
Two people are in custody after an arrest warrant served by Wabash Police Department (WPD) early Wednesday morning allegedly led to the discovery of an active meth lab.
 
According to a news release issued Tuesday May 5 by WPD, at about 2:14 a.m. Tuesday Wabash Police served an active arrest warrant on Matthew J. Hayslip, 28, Wabash, at 422 ½ W. Hill St.
 
While officers were inside the residence, they allegedly located an active meth lab.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Local youth attend Rotary leadership camp
The Wabash County Rotary Club sent three delegates to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp on April 17-19 to mentor promising youth leaders. The students then shared their experiences at the club’s April 27 meeting and accepted their awards. Rotarians (from left) Nick Hentgen, Todd Lybarger, (second from right) Dana Brady, and Dave Mann presented awards to delegates (third from left) Paul Farlow, Jessika Krom, and Madalyn Dale. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Three Wabash County students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp on April 17-19 in Brookston as the 2015 Wabash Rotary Club delegates.
 
Northfield High School juniors Madalyn Dale and Jessika Krom joined Southwood High School sophmore Paul Farlow at Camp Tecumseh YMCA Outdoor Center to develop leadership skills among chosen students from 55 other Rotary Clubs in northern Indiana.
 
“(RYLA) is an opportunity to mentor promising young leaders that are serving their own communities and beyond,” said Dana Brady, local committee chair. “The whole idea behind this, as far as this club is concerned, is that we believe in the program. We’ve seen what it’s done for a number of years.”
Posted on 2015 May 12
Young husband remembered on first wedding anniversary
Lacey Jeanette Shepler releases a special balloon which reads “I Love You” during a memorial service for her late husband, Dustin Lee Shepler, on Thursday, May 7, on what would have been their first wedding anniversary. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Thursday, May 7, should have been the first wedding anniversary for Lacey and Dustin Shepler.
 
Rather, Mrs. Shepler and about 15 family members and friends gathered at the spot outside the Wabash Judicial Annex where the couple exchanged wedding vows to hold a memorial service for the late Shepler.
 
Shepler, 18, was killed Jan. 5 in a truck-train accident at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing on Bond Street.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Contestants sought for Festivals Scholarship Pageant
By The Paper staff
 
Contestants are being sought for the 25th annual Wabash County Festivals Scholarship Pageant.  The pageant will take place Friday, June 26, 2015 in the Ford Theater.  
 
Any Wabash County woman ages 17 to 21 who plans to further her education is eligible.  Any young lady from 17 years old to those already attending college and are not yet 22, are encouraged to enter. All college age girls need to be enrolled in college for the 2015-16 school year. 
Posted on 2015 May 12
Parkview Wabash Hospital plans annual breakfast
By The Paper staff
 
Parkview Wabash Hospital will deliver its annual State of the Hospital report on Wednesday, May 20. The breakfast event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Honeywell Center lobby.
 
Parkview Health President and CEO, Mike Packnett, and Parkview Wabash Hospital President, Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, are the featured speakers. They will discuss the recent affiliation of Parkview Health and the former Wabash County Hospital. Custer-Mitchell will also provide an update on the status of the replacement facility project.
Posted on 2015 May 12
NM church plans fundraising fish fry
By The Paper staff
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- The North Manchester Congregational Church will host their annual Jonah Club Fish Fry on Friday, May 15 at the church located on the corner of 4th and Walnut streets.    
 
The Congregational Christian Church made the decision to send its summer mission team into the local community to help with home repairs, children’s programs and other outreach efforts to impact the community of North Manchester.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Auditions planned for ‘Mary Poppins’
By The Paper staff
 
Auditions are planned for the Wabash Area Community Theater's production of "Mary Poppins."
 
The show will be performed from Sept. 25-27 in the Honeywell Center's Ford Theater.
 
Auditions will take place over the weekend, and audition materials are available at the Wabash Carnagie Library and the North Manchester Library.   
Posted on 2015 May 12

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