County youth spread holiday cheer to community
O.J. Neighbours K-Kids Club caroled on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the halls of Wellbrooke of Wabash spreading holiday cheer to the facility’s residents. The fourth grade students sang songs including “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Children throughout the Wabash County community spread holiday cheer last week, beginning Sunday Dec. 6, with a variety of activities.
Posted on 2015 Dec 15
Parkview to break ground in ‘16; New hospital has targeted opening of 2018
By Joseph Slacian
Parkview Wabash Hospital will break ground for a new facility in 2016.
“We expect to break ground in spring or early summer next year,” Parkview Wabash President Marilyn Custer-Mitchell told The Paper of Wabash County. “We expect to open in early 2018. It’s about an 18-month building process.”
The building will be located at a site south of U.S. 24 and east of the Wellbrooke of Wabash campus.
Posted on 2015 Dec 08
‘Small Town USA’: Television series pilot shot in Wabash
Bearfruit Films crews followed around Wabash native Michael Palascak and actress Clare Kramer as the two met local community and business leaders while filming the pilot episode of “Small Town USA.” The film crew toured the Honeywell Center as well as the Wabash County Historical Museum all for the purpose of creating a television show highlight Wabash’s charm. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Bearfruit Films crews were spotted in Wabash last Tuesday, Dec. 1, filming the pilot episode of a new travel television series, “Small Town USA.”
The show’s producer and director Jeff Dykhuizen told The Paper of Wabash that the series is meant to highlight the nation’s hidden gems.
“James Simmons (owner of Bearfruit Films) had this fantastic idea of a show about highlighting small towns across the country that would normally be overlooked,” Dykhuizen said. “The main thing about the show is trying to prove to someone from the big city why the next destination they might visit could be a small town near them.”
Posted on 2015 Dec 08
Wabash’s answer to ‘Mr. Rogers’ is retiring; Snyder to leave Wabash library’s Children’s Department at end of ‘15
Nancy Snyder, Children’s Librarian at the Wabash Carnegie Public Library, tries her hand at spinning a plate during one of the programs last summer that was part of the library’s summer reading program. Snyder, who is retiring at year’s end, will be honored at an open house from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the library. The Paper of Wabash County  file photo
By Joseph Slacian
Over the last 31 years, Nancy Snyder has touched the lives of thousands of children in the City of Wabash. Along the way, however, she hopes she has instilled something very important to all of them: a love of reading.
Snyder became the Children’s Librarian at the Wabash Carnegie Public Library in June 1984. Later this month, she is retiring, looking to start the proverbial new chapter in her book of life.
She will be honored from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, during an open house at the Wabash library.
A teacher by trade, Snyder was teaching in Newton County when she and her husband, Tom, returned to Wabash County in 1984.
“We moved back to this area and I couldn’t find a job teaching,” she told The Paper of Wabash in an interview earlier this year. “I decided maybe if I couldn’t find a job teaching I’d look for something else.”
Posted on 2015 Dec 08
Bicentennial celebration to kick off Friday
By The Paper staff
Wabash County will kick off the Indiana Bicentennial celebration during a ceremony Friday, Dec. 11, at the Wabash County Courthouse lawn.
A brief ceremony will begin at noon, where a Bicentennial flag will be raised and a proclamation will be read to celebrate the beginning of the celebration.
Celebration organizers invite all interested residents and organizations in Wabash County to participate in the event.
Posted on 2015 Dec 08
City moves to annex several acres
By Joseph Slacian
The City of Wabash is on the verge of annexing nearly seven acres of land into is limits.
The land is in the northeast portion of the city around the intersection of Ind. 13 and U.S. 24. Part of the land is city-owned property that is not now in the city limits, while the majority of land is near the current Troxel Equipment site on the east side of Ind. 13.
The annexation, along with several other needed steps in the process, were all unanimously approved on Monday, Nov. 30, during a special meeting of the Wabash City Council.
In addition to approving the annexation on first reading, the Council also approved a fiscal plan for the annexed area and created an Economic Development Target Area within the city.
Posted on 2015 Dec 08
Cloverleaf resident asks about annexation
By Joseph Slacian
Wabash resident Jake O’Neill had a simple question for the Wabash City Council on Monday, Nov. 30, while it was discussing annexing roughly seven acres of land into the city.
O’Neill, who lives on Cloverleaf Drive, wondered what the city could do to alleviate sewage problems in the subdivision.
The city approved on first reading the annexation of land around Troxel Equipment, located just north of the neighborhood on Ind. 13. As part of the annexation, the city will extend sewer service to the newly annexed land.
O’Neill wondered if the city could do the same in the Cloverleaf area.
Posted on 2015 Dec 08
Audience participation required; ‘Whose Line?’ comedy duo returns to Wabash
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood joke with an audience member during a 2013 performance at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theatre. The Paper of Wabash County file photo
By Emma Rausch
Comedy duo Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will be back at the Honeywell Center on Friday, Dec. 11, to bring more laughs with their improvisational show.
Known for their roles on the ABC, Emmy nominated series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” the two comedians have been touring together for 13 years and still have no idea what they’re going to do from night to night, according to Sherwood.
“Well (improv) is always exciting,” he told The Paper of Wabash County during a phone interview. “Every night that we go out on stage, we have no idea what we’re going to do. So, it never gets monotonous because you always have to be on top of your game because you’re making it up completely as you go along.”
Posted on 2015 Dec 08

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