Local citizen credits postman for saving his life

by Ashley Flynn

For 28 years, five days a week, Bryan Banister has been delivering mail to Wabash citizens. Banister faces rain, summer heat and snow during his routes, and sometimes he even saves a life.

Pat Fetter moved into Meadowbrook approximately five years ago along a route that Banister has delivered for 10 years. The two had conversations on a regular basis, and Fetter knows just when mail is delivered – right after 11 a.m.

Posted on 2013 Jun 25
Roannís Fireworks to be held July 6

The Roann community will celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 6 at the Covered Bridge/Pull Field. The best location for viewing the fireworks is at the Tractor Pull Field on the northwest side of Roann where there is plenty of parking.

Posted on 2013 Jun 25
Wabash Veteranís Speech to be housed in National Geographic archive

by Kalie Ammons

Gerald W. Pankop, Private First Class, Army Veteran, WWII, Belgium, European Theater will be immortalized in National Geographic’s video archives in the months to come.

Mr. Pankop travels to Wabash County high schools to talk about his experiences at the Battle of Bulge in Belgium, where he earned his Purple Heart and Bronze Star the day before his nineteenth birthday.

Posted on 2013 Jun 25
Pries Memorial Ride to be held June 22

A motorcycle ride in memory of Ron and Dave Pries, starting and ending at Bass & Bucks, will take place on June 22. There will also be camping at Bass & Bucks starting June 21. 

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
Aquaponic, organic greenhouse open in Peru

by Kerri Boggs

Green River Greenhouse, located at 1140 W 300 N, Peru, is owned by Cory Rairigh and Noble Gilbreath. They started building May 9, 2012. The greenhouse uses aquaponics to grow their produce and raise their fish.

Aquaponics is a mix between aquaculture and hydroponics. They have two tanks that, combined, can hold up to 30,000 fish. Each tank currently holds around 7,500 Tilapia.

Green River Greenhouse uses the water from the fish tanks to provide nutrients to the plants. The water is then recycled back into the fish tanks and the process repeats.

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
Farm Credit Breaks Ground for New Office in Marion

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture-lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, broke ground for a new office in Marion. to be located near the intersection of W. 44th Street and State Road 9. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 7 and was attended by local officials, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers.

“I’ve been a customer of the Marion office for a long time,” said Wayne Townsend, a Farm Credit customer who raises pigs in Hartford City, Ind. “The staff here are good people, and this location is a great fit for a new office.”

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
Young male charged with crossing the centerline caused accident

On June 4, at approximately 11:39 a.m., the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury accident at SR 15 and 400 S.

A 2001 Chrysler SUV, driven by Johnathan D. Wade, 17, Wabash, was southbound on SR 15 and crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2006 Mercury SUV, driven by a Chet D. Sites, 35, Peru.

Posted on 2013 Jun 17
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

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