Wayne Denger brings new Edward Jones office to Wabash

The Board of Directors and Ambassadors of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce invites the business community and the general public to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the new Edward Jones office run by Wayne Denger, Financial Advisor. The Ribbon Cutting will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 a.m. The new office is located at 760 Alber Street, Wabash. 

"I entered the financial services industry because I like helping people achieve their long-term financial goals," Mr. Denger says. "Building relationships with my clients and in my community is key." 

Edward Jones financial advisors meet face-to-face with clients to build strong relationships.

Posted on 2013 Sep 17
Wabash Realty partners with F.C. Tucker Company

F.C. Tucker Company announces the opening of a new affiliate office, F.C. Tucker/Wabash Realty located at 503 North Cass St., Wabash.

A veteran real estate professional for more than 20 years, Christy Kisner, along with her husband Bob, has owned and successfully operated Wabash Realty, LLC. After working with agents in surrounding counties, they believe the time is right to partner with Indiana's largest independently owned comprehensive real estate firm.

Posted on 2013 Sep 17
Beacon Credit Union raises $25,000 for Riley Hospital for Children

Every year, Beacon Credit Union raises money for the Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation through their Credit Unions for Kids Campaign.  The Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation offers hope to thousands of families seeking help for seriously ill and injured children; help that only Riley Hospital for Children can provide.  Every gift makes an impact, as the dedicated medical team at Riley Hospital could not deliver compassionate expert care without external financial support. 

Posted on 2013 Sep 17
CountryMark Donates $25,000 to Purdue School of Chemical Engineering

CountryMark President and CEO Charlie Smith participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to unveil the newly upgraded Unit Operations Laboratory for the Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering.

The school raised $550,000 for the project in order to bring the lab to the same state-of-the-art level as all the other laboratories located in Forney Hall on the West Lafayette campus. CountryMark donated $25,000 to the project, which finished renovations this summer. Students can now be educated using laboratory equipment and experiments designed for today’s industrial reality.

“We see great value in the chemical engineering program at Purdue,” said Charlie Smith, who also serves on the Purdue University Industrial Advisory Council. “One of its greatest strengths is the ability to introduce a world class education to students with a deep-seeded midwestern work ethic. The synergy of these two components creates extraordinary talent that we seek at CountryMark, and is sought by manufacturing companies worldwide.”

Posted on 2013 Sep 17
QuickMed opens in Wabash County Hospital

by Kalie Ammons

Don Barger and the folks at Wabash County Hospital have been working together to develop a facility to meet the demand for immediate care by patients whose conditions are not serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.

“Your typical coughs, colds, flu symptoms, sprains, strains, burns if you have something in your eye, just whatever needs immediate care, but is not an emergency. If you have shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, chest pain, you know, you should still probably go to the emergency room. But if you sprained your ankle playing basketball or you just don’t feel well, then that’s what we’re there for,” Barger told The Paper.

QuickMed opened on Monday, Sept. 16 and is currently in the hospital, adjacent to the emergency room. However, Barger hinted at some plans to construct a new facility.

“We are also looking at some space offsite. We’re revising some floor plans and we would like to move offsite, probably the first of the year,” Barger explained.

The Wabash QuickMed will provide previously limited services in Wabash County. Community members will now have access to reliable, walk-in health care without having to maneuver around a family doctor’s schedule or drive out of town.

“QuickMed is going to be comprised of two different components, one being the occupational health component and one the walk-in clinic component,” Barger said. “I am hoping between the occupational health patients and the walk-in patients we see 20 patients a day. I think that would be reasonable. Twenty-five, I think, would be really good,” Barger predicted.

Posted on 2013 Sep 17
Venison donation program connects hunters and the public

A program that allows hunters to give deer meat to those who want venison will be available again this fall.

GiveIN Game, DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s venison donation program, will be available for its third year. Hunters who are willing to donate venison and people who would like to receive venison began registering on Sept. 1 at

Posted on 2013 Sep 10
Manchester Main Street “Riverfront” Park to hold opening ceremony

Manchester Main Street (MMS) is hosting a “Riverfront” Park opening ceremony on Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m., to celebrate this truly collaborative community effort and wonderful addition to North Manchester. The event is open to the public and is a chance to meet the talented artists who helped make the park a reality. 

Posted on 2013 Sep 10
Museum announces Annual Operating Fund Campaign

The Wabash County Historical Museum, Inc. recently announced the start of their 2013 Annual Operating Fund Campaign. Mitch Figert, the museum’s recently appointed Executive Director, announced this year’s goal of $115,000.

“This is an aggressive goal compared to previous years’ campaigns,” Figert stated. “We have a lot happening at the museum and this campaign reflects the numerous improvements and additions taking place at our facility.”

Figert, who has been with the museum since mid-July, has openly commented on his plans to further engage families and youth in the historical museum. The museum currently admits all area school groups at no charge to the school corporations, educators or families.


Posted on 2013 Sep 10

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