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Local March of Dimes raises $12,000 for cause
Approximately 75 walkers gathered at Paradise Spring Historic Park to Walk for Babies with the March of Dimes. Photo provided
 
By The Paper staff
 
Seventy-five walkers gathered at Paradise Spring Historical Park on Saturday, May 7, to walk for babies with the March of Dimes.
 
From the park to Vernon Manor, attendees walked 3.6 miles and raised more than $12,000 for the cause. The Emergency Management Agency staff, the Sheriff’s Department and Wabash Police Department were present to provide safety as the walkers traveled the route.
 
The Wabash County Committee for the March of Dimes provided snacks, lunch, face painting opportunities and provided rides for walkers who couldn’t walk the entire route.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Warsaw man facing drug possession, dealing charges
By The Paper staff
 
A Warsaw male was arrested Sunday, May 15, for possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana after being pulled over because of a report of fighting within his moving vehicle. 
 
A concern citizen called the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and reported a fight-in-progress in a white, Chevy Lumina vehicle driving south on State Road 15.
 
The officers located the vehicle and questioned the man and woman inside.  
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Crash claims NM man
By The Paper staff
 
A rural North Manchester man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning on Wabash County Road 100 E and CR 1400 N.
 
David Christian, 62, rural North Manchester was pronounced dead at the scene following the 8:42 a.m. accident.
 
Posted on 2016 May 24
Special Olympians compete

Wabash County Special Olympian Richard Hundt tries his hand at the long jump on Saturday morning during the Area 5 Special Olympic Games at Wabash High School’s Alumni Field. Athletes from eight counties competed at the event, which went on in spite of frigid temperatures.  The games began with a torch run, parade of athletes and the athletes taking the Special Oympics pledge. Wabash Police Officer Jerry Honeycutt places a ribbon on one of the winning athletes. Photos by Joseph Slacian

Posted on 2016 May 17
EMA, Emergency Planning Committee test public safety agencies
Firefighters from Noble and Wabash Fire Departments load a mannequin, which was declared deceased in the disaster drill, onto a vehicle to have him removed from the scene. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
It started with a phone call.
 
“This is a drill and we have a chlorine leak, looks like a fatality and several people with breathing problems,” Terry Hobbs, Real Alloy employee, called into 9-1-1 Saturday morning, May 14.
 
Then the test began.
 
More than 15 public safety agencies and local organizations participated in a disaster drill on Saturday morning at the Real Alloy complex.
 
Posted on 2016 May 17
Parkview Wabash plans groundbreaking
By Joseph Slacian
 
Groundbreaking for the new Parkview Wabash Hospital will take place at noon, June 30, hospital officials confirmed with The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Officials from Parkview Health and the local hospital are expected to participate in the event, which will take place at 1800 N. Wabash St., the site of the new facility.
 
Posted on 2016 May 17
Longtime NM elementary educator retires
Manchester Elementary School teacher Kathy Hawkins will be retiring after 28 years of teaching. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester Elementary School teacher Kathy Hawkins is retiring after 28 years of educating Laketon and North Manchester youth.
 
Since 1988, Hawkins has taught approximately 700 youngsters at two different schools, across four different grades and with seven different principals. She also received two Teacher Creativity grants from the Community Foundation of Wabash County in 2006 and 2014.
 
“I was three years president of Manchester’s Teachers Association and I’m very proud of that,” Hawkins said with a laugh, reciting her “numbers.”
 
She’s also been a “beacon” for promoting the arts in the North Manchester community, according to daughter Sarah Hawkins Moan.
 
Posted on 2016 May 17
I want to make Wabash look good: bellazo relocates to Market Street
Darcy Vail, store owner, stands in front of the new storefront of bellazo: Revived Style. Vail’s apparel shop was originally located on Canal Street before it relocated to Market Street. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
Another Market Street storefront has been filled, this time by a familiar face and business.
 
‘bellazo: Revived Style,’ previously located on Canal Street, opened its official brick-and-mortar doors at 104 W. Market St. for the first time on Friday, May 6.
 
The store specializes in women’s apparel and offers a wide variety of secondhand and vintage fashion, sizes 00 to 26, all handpicked by storeowner and stylist Darcy Vail.
 
Posted on 2016 May 17

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