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MU graduates Class of 2017
Manchester University President Dave McFadden (left), presents John Prendergast with his honorary degree, a Doctor of Humane Letters. Photos by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- The nation’s first master of science in pharmacogenomics (PGx) recipients graduated from Manchester University Saturday, May 20.
 
The university’s Graduate and Professional Commencement began at 10 a.m., with 74 pharmacy doctoral, 10 pharmacogenomics master’s and six athletic training master’s candidates receiving their degrees.
 
“Last year, Manchester University made history by awarding our first doctor of pharmacy degrees. Today, we make history again my awarding our first master of science degrees in pharmacogenomics,” MU President Dave McFadden said in his welcome speech.
 
Posted on 2017 May 23
RDA likely won't impose trail deadline
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority likely won’t impose a deadline for Wabash River Trail officials to meet its requirements.
 
That was the word Friday, May 12, from Michael Galbraith, director of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Road to One Million program.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
Farmers urged to scout fields
By Emma Rausch
 
Cold, wet weather from April into May might have only lasted a few weeks, but it may have taken its toll on Wabash County crops, and it’s too early to tell to what extent, according to Curt Campbell, Wabash County Purdue Extension educator.
 
Right now, farmers should “be out there scouting their fields and keeping check to see the condition of the seed and potential of it still germinating,” Campbell told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
“If rains can hold off for a while, we still have plenty of time to get our crops planted,” he said.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
NM landmark closes its doors
By The Paper staff
 
Mr. Dave’s restaurant in North Manchester has closed.
 
According to the business’s Facebook page, as of 4:32 p.m. Saturday, May 13, “we have run out of fresh food and we have closed the doors for good.”
Posted on 2017 May 16
Witkoske to retire as Purdue Extension director

Teresa Witkoske teaches class at Metro North Elementary School on Wednesday, May 10, as Capt. Cash, a financial literacy character to teach children about saving money and one of many programs Witkoske has overseen since joining the Purdue Extension – Wabash County office. She will be retiring from her positions at the office as of May 31. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Teresa Witkoske, director of the Purdue University Extension – Wabash County, is retiring.

As of May 31, Witkoske, who also serves as the health and human sciences educator, will be stepping down from her roles, which she has undertaken for more than a decade, to pursue new endeavors.

Posted on 2017 May 16
City gets North Wabash Street bids
By Joseph Slacian
 
E&B Paving submitted the lowest bid on Wednesday morning, May 10, to reconstruct North Wabash Street from O.J. Neighbours Elementary School to U.S. 24.
 
E&B, of Huntington, bid $2.226 million for the project, which is designed to help with traffic flow to and from the Parkview Wabash Hospital now under construction.
 
The other bid, $2.618 million, came from Phend & Brown, Milford.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
Singleton-Anderson family begins work on Habitat house

Jeanettah Lyons, Wabash County Habitat for Humanity bookkeeper, (left) helps volunteers roll a dilapidated doghouse to a disposal pile during the county’s Women’s Build day on Saturday, May 13. Photo by Emma Rausch

By David Fenker

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Those traveling State Road 13 between North Manchester and Urbana recently may have noticed activity at the house located at 9124 N. SR 13.

The house is currently owned by Wabash County Habitat for Humanity, which originally built it around 20 years ago, and is in the process of being remodeled for a new Habitat family to move in.

“This home was previously built by Habitat,” County Habitat Executive Director Maggie Wimberly said. "Unfortunately, after working with the last family for five years, we had to foreclose on their mortgage.  Tyler and Shailea fell in love with the bones of the house and are eager to live in the country with their 3 young children.  We will add on about 300 square feet to accommodate the size of their family.”

Posted on 2017 May 16
St. Bernard named Four Star School
By Joseph Slacian
 
St. Bernard Catholic School was named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education.
 
The ranking, announced Friday, May 12, means that St. Bernard is among the very best schools in Indiana, according to Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16

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