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BMV warns of inappropriate phone solicitations

INDIANAPOLIS - R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), issued a warning to Hoosiers motorists of inappropriate phone solicitations regarding insurance rates:

Posted on 2013 Jun 10
New feature added to June’s Walk with a Doc

June 15 is the date for this month’s Walk with a Doc.  The walk will start at the Y at 8 a.m.   Co-chair Jan Roland, Wabash City Schools, comments that there are added features to this month’s walk.  “We are trying to challenge people a little with this walk.  We will have colored markers along the route.  When people see the marker, they are encouraged to increase their walking speed a little.  When they see the next colored marker, they will slow back to their original pace.”   This is called interval training and is used to up peoples’ cardiovascular rates.  This increase helps the person focus on a better ‘workout’ on this walk.  

Posted on 2013 Jun 10
Firm with local ties opens Wabash office

Wabash County residents Daniel J. Vanderpool and Benjamin D.R. Vanderpool have opened an office on North Cass Street in Wabash for the practice of law.

Vanderpool Law Firm, PC maintains its main office in Warsaw. However, due to the number of clients that have sought out their services from Wabash, they have opened a satellite office at 598 North Cass Street, next to Maxx Tan.

“We have seen an increase in the number of clients that travel from Wabash to Warsaw to seek counsel,” said Ben Vanderpool. “So we thought it would be beneficial to our clients and to us to have an office available locally. We can now meet with those clients in Wabash and save them the time they might have spent traveling to Warsaw.”

Posted on 2013 Jun 10
Dr. Ben Carson to speak at Wabash County Republican fundraiser in October

By Ashley Flynn

features@thepaperofwabash.com

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., has recently been hailed a hero among conservatives after he ditched the so-called political correctness and expressed his opinions opposing high taxes and ObamaCare in his keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 7.

The next day, Dr. Carson’s name filled the headlines including a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Ben Carson for President.” Dr. Carson went from politically unknown to potential presidential candidate within a matter of days, and this October he will stop in Wabash to speak at the Wabash County Republican’s annual fundraiser.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04
Board meeting to be held to discuss damage at LaFontaine Elementary

by Emily Armentrout

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County will hold its next board meeting on Tuesday, June 11 in the LaFontaine Elementary gymnasium at 6 p.m. to discuss damage to a structural beam on the west side of the building that has rusted out and needs replaced.

“Our current option is to use the front classrooms for 6th grade, while the community, board of education and district officials work to decide the plans for the following year,” Dr. Sandra Weaver, Superintendent of MSD told The Paper.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04
Local fireman presenting new CPR technique

The Wabash Fire Department is starting a program that will teach people about the importance of early Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use. They are also emphasizing the importance of good quality chest compressions.

This new technique is called cardio-cerebral resuscitation (CCR). “CCR concentrates on chest compressions, unlike CPR which not only concentrates on compressions but also breathing into the person’s mouth,” said Adam Copeland, the local fireman leading the presentations.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04
School Choice Indiana representative spoke at St. Bernard School

Last Wednesday, a representative from School Choice Indiana gave an informational presentation to parents at St. Bernard Catholic School.

School Choice Indiana is a non-partisan, statewide not for profit organization dedicated to expanding quality education options for Hoosier families.

During the presentation, parents received information on different programs and school choice options, eligibility and steps to take to apply for a program.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04
Wagon Wheel Theatre Presents -Shrek, The Musical

Kicking the 58th season off with a bang, The Wagon Wheel Theatre presents the Tony Award winning musical based on the DreamWorks film, which made “Shrek” a household name.  Ending its national tour in April of this year, Shrek, The Musical makes it regional debut only at the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw June 5-15.

Posted on 2013 Jun 04

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