by Brent Swan
On April 11, area business leaders and government officials met at the Charley Creek Inn’s Big Four Ballroom as the Economic Development Group (EDG) of Wabash County hosted its annual meeting.
EDG President and CEO Bill Konyha gave his opening remarks prior to introducing the keynote speaker, Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
“Our personal incomes in the region and in Wabash County have fallen steadily since about 1980,” Konyha said. “In the past three years, according to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, the per capita in the region grew slightly more than nine percent. The per capita income in Wabash County has risen 14.3 percent. We are doing the right things.”
by Emily Armentrout
Recently, the culinary class at Heartland Career Center, instructed by Chef Brad Luzadder, has been working on preparing different types of meat. The beef council has visited the classroom and the Farm Bureau helped the students with their chicken fabrication, which is part of the state requirements for the course.
On April 9, Ian McFarland from Poole’s Meats went to Heartland Career Center to help the students learn how to fabricate different cuts of pork.
The Indiana Pork Board purchased a pig from Dawes and Dawes Farm, and donated it to Heartland Career Center to sponsor the pork fabrication in Chef Luzadder’s class.
A limited number of tickets are available for the Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction FUNdraiser to benefit the Sarah Kaye Haupert Memorial Dance Scholarship Endowment. The Event is scheduled for April 20 at 7:00 p.m., at the Wabash County REMC building.
Where else are you going to witness and solve a murder case in a few short hours, be served a scrumptious dinner, and enjoy a night of hilarious fun? You arrive at what will be the “scene of the crime” and once all of the guests are seated at their tables, the comedy and dinner begin. While you are being served a delicious meal, the actors perform an interactive murder mystery play – right there at your table. Your only mission – if you choose to accept it – is to sit back, enjoy the fun and guess “whodunit.”
Spring clean-up in Wabash will begin the week of April 29, according to Scott Richardson, Wabash Street Department superintendent.
Pick up will be divided into four sections, following the same routes as weekly trash.
Items will be picked up from tree lawns and along City streets only. No pick-ups will take place in alleys.
Piles of items to be picked up show be no larger than four feet by eight feet. Also, items for pick-up should be separate from brush piles.
Brush will not be picked up the week of spring cleanup.
Just in time for summer, lifelong Wabash County resident Allison Eads, is offering April and May personal and group training specials at her recently opened business, Be Fit With Alli.
Darcy Sierra Vail was inducted into the Alpha Phi Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana on Feb. 24.
A Wabash County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Community Foundation of Wabash County 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Cutter Koehler will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
On March 26, 29 Manchester students grades six through 12 competed in the Indiana State Science Olympiad Tournament held at Indiana University, Bloomington.
The C team earned the right to compete in the state tournament by finishing fourth at the Goshen Regional tournament.