Northfield and Southwood to hold parent-teacher conferences

Northfield and Southwood Jr./Sr. High Schools will be conducting parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 3:30–7:15 p.m. Teachers will take 30-minute dinner breaks on a rotating basis starting at 5 p.m. If you cannot make the available time frame, MSD strongly encourages you to contact the teacher(s) and set up an appointment that is mutually convenient.

The format this year is as follows: teachers will be in the gymnasium and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  MSD asks that you enter the building via the east doors leading to the gymnasium. 

Report cards will be available to be picked up by parents during the conference times.  If you do not pick up your child’s report card, MSD will send it home with him/her on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

If you have questions, please call 260-563-8050.

Posted on 2014 Oct 14
Jon Rosen opens new Halderman location in downtown North Manchester

By Shaun Tilghman

Jon Rosen has worked for Halderman Farm Management Service, Inc. in Wabash for 15 years, and the North Manchester resident is now offering those services a little closer to home, after recently opening his own office downtown at 227 E. Main Street.

“I live in North Manchester, so if I have something urgent that needs to be done it’s a lot more convenient for me to have an office closer to home,” said Rosen. “It’s also more convenient for some of the people I work with, especially those right here in North Manchester. I cover northeastern Indiana, so in addition to my clients in Wabash County, I also serve clients in Huntington, Kosciusko, Whitley, Marshall, Allen, Noble, DeKalb, Steuben, Lagrange, and Elkhart counties.”

Rosen went on to say that the new location would allow him to be more involved when it comes to his family, especially in terms of his children’s school activities. His wife, Beth, is an RTi teacher at Manchester Elementary School. Their daughter Kennedy is a freshman at Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School, their son Dyson is a sixth-grader at Manchester Intermediate School, and their son Tucker is two years old.

Family is obviously important to Rosen, who was raised on a farm in Urbana and continues to farm with his cousin, his uncle, and his father. The Halderman companies have been family-owned since Howard H. and Marie Halderman founded Halderman Farm Management Service, Inc. in their Wabash home in 1930.

Posted on 2014 Oct 14
Wabash Rotary donates $10,000 to United Fund

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Wabash Rotary Club hosted a benefit golf outing on September 17th to kick-off Wabash County United Fund’s annual fundraising campaign.  This year’s proceeds generated a $10,000 award to the organization.  Accepting on behalf of the United Fund was Steve Johnson, Executive Director.  Johnson stated, “The strong support of the annual campaign kick-off from the Wabash Rotary Club and from the community resulted in another successful event.”

Rotary members Dave Dorais, Brad Farlow, Art Jasen and Tom Frank worked closely with Johnson during the planning and execution of the event.   “We wanted the proceeds from the golf outing to exceed last year’s event, and that’s what happened,” shared Dave Dorais, Wabash Rotary committee chair for the outing. “The committee works hard, works well together, and has a great time organizing this event for a good cause in our community.”

Ninety-six golfers took to the tee boxes to enjoy the perfect weather conditions.  The event took place at the Honeywell Golf Course with lunch donated by Miller’s Merry Manor.  This year’s hole-in-one sponsors were Dorais Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Dealer, Brandt’s Harley- Davidson and INGUARD. 

Taking team honors was the Bob Land Team (Bob Land, Chris Reynolds, Gary Koerner and Randy Brown). Second place was won by the Rea Logan & Company Team (Linda Rea, Randy Miller, Steve VanVoorhis, and Wayne Denger).  Third place went to the REMC Team (Rob Pearson, Bruce Goslee, Roger Cromer, and Jarrod McKee).  Golfers who won Closest to the Hole honors included Randy Brown (1); Parker Beauchamp (3); Pat Mitchell (4); Dan Diedrich (5); Bruce Trump (6); Wayne Denger (7, 8, 12); Roger Cromer (9); Ryan Lewis (10); Randy Wilson (11), Pam Reynolds (13); Tyler Niccum (14); Adam Stakeman (15); Lynn Huddleston (16); Randy Brown (17) and Chris Reynolds (18).  Lynn Huddleston had the Longest Drive in the Fairway on Hole #2. 

Posted on 2014 Oct 14
Stirring it up with Angie Baer

Fall is here, and I have this overwhelming feeling that I should coincide with nature and enjoy every single minute of it, because I know a harsh winter is right around the corner. Using your slow cooker is the perfect way to simplify your week night meals and free you up in the kitchen so you can enjoy this beautiful season. I think my Crock-Pot is my favorite and most used small appliance. From my mom's avocado green Crock-Pot of the 1970's to the digital slow cookers on the market today, you must admit the slow cooker has come a long way, baby! There are a few tips you will want to keep in mind when using a slow cooker.

1. Avoid taking the lid off during the cooking process. Few recipes will require you to stir. When you take the lid off, it takes 20 minutes to recover and reach cooking temperature.

2. Go easy on adding liquids. Very little evaporation occurs with a slow cooker.

3. When purchasing a slow cooker, make sure it has a " warm " setting. The warm setting will keep your food hot but not continue to cook it.

For the next several weeks, I will share some of my most loved Crock-Pot recipes with you. So, with this in mind, pull out that Crock-Pot, dust it off, and let’s make some delicious, hearty meals for the fall. This recipe for pepper steak is especially tasty. I serve this over a bed of white rice, making this a fantastic weeknight dinner.

Posted on 2014 Oct 14
Lawrenz celebrates 40 years serving Timbercrest Senior Living Community

By Shaun Tilghman

On Sept. 30, Timbercrest Senior Living Community held a Tree Dedication Ceremony in honor of Administrator David Lawrenz’s 40th anniversary. A crowd of residents, staff, friends, and family gathered at the North Manchester institution to surprise Lawrenz and to celebrate his milestone of service.

Timbercrest Associate Administrator Ted Neidlinger, Timbercrest Board President Gene Sloop, and friend Steve Hammer each offered kind words about Lawrenz during the ceremony.

“All of the literature in the long-term care field agrees that a primary indicator of the quality of a facility is the length of service of the organization’s administrator or CEO,” said Neidlinger. “By that measurement, it is no surprise that Timbercrest is known to be one of the best retirement communities in the State of Indiana, and I would say in the country. David has served Timbercrest for 40 years, beginning his career here on Sept. 30, 1974; his impact on the organization, though, is much, much greater than mere stability.

“David did not start his career as a CEO or even as an assistant administrator or manager – he began as an orderly. He began as a caregiver and has remained a caregiver. His dedication to the organization is grounded in his concern for the residents and the staff. We could probably figure it out from old records, but I cannot imagine how many persons who have lived here he has known, befriended and cherished; how many residents have looked to him for assurance that they would be taken care of regardless of how long they lived here.”

Posted on 2014 Oct 14
Paramedic accused of sexually assaulting disabled patient

by Eric Stearley

On Friday, Sept. 26 at 10:12 p.m., the Wabash Police Department received a report that a female resident at Vernon Manor Children’s Home reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a male paramedic in an ambulance on the way back from a doctor's appointment in Carmel.

After an investigation by Detective Jim Kirk, Kyle Meyers, 31, Muncie, was arrested and placed in the Wabash County Jail on a 72-hour hold to await charges. At the time, Meyers was an employee of Heartland Ambulance Service, a private ambulance transport company with 5 locations in Indiana.

“We don’t know where it happened,” said Kirk. “It could have been Hamilton County, Tipton County, Howard County, or here in Wabash.”

Since the crime was reported in Wabash, the Wabash Police Department took the case, and the investigation has been completed. After reporting the crime, the victim was taken to the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center to be examined by a forensic nurse.

“We were looking for DNA evidence, and that stuff’s done anytime we have a victim like that,” said Kirk. “All of our sexual assault cases, we take them to a forensic nurse in Fort Wayne. “

The victim is an adult, and was described as "mentally capable, but physically challenged."

“We’re just sickened by this,” said Heartland Ambulance Services Owner Ken Jackson. “He hasn’t been with our company long. He was a really ideal employee; always on time, we never had any problem with him. He’s done an exceptional job, and I’m just flabbergasted.”

Posted on 2014 Oct 07
Wabash Family Medicine welcomes new doctor

by Emily Armentrout

Wabash Family Medicine at Wabash County Hospital recently welcomed Dr. Jamie Broekhuizen, D.O. to their practice.

Dr. Broekhuizen has been in practice for the past six years in Michigan and Illinois. She is a family physician who studied at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., followed by med school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Penn. Dr. Broekhuizen did her rotations outside of Detroit before completing her residency in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Dr. Broekhuizen has five children and resides in Fort Wayne with her family. “I like working in smaller communities. I’ve always worked in Michigan or Illinois and they were all kind of small, farming communities,” Dr. Broekhuizen told The Paper. “The opportunity arose to come here, so I did.”

Dr. Broekhuizen is currently taking new patients at Wabash Family Medicine, located in the basement of Wabash County Hospital. “I am taking new patients. People can call the office and they will receive a packet to fill out. I also offer a 15-minute meet and greet appointment for people who might like to meet me first. I won’t give them any medical advice; there’s no prescriptions written but they can come in and talk to me to see if it might be a good fit for them,” said Dr. Broekhuizen.

If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Broekhuizen, you can contact her office at 260-569-2302.

Posted on 2014 Oct 07
Judy Ward named Kiwanian of the Year

The Wabash Kiwanis Club has named Judy Ward as its 2013-2014 Kiwanian of the Year.

The announcement came at the club’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, September 30th.  Outgoing club president Ware Wimberly said “Judy has been a great servant of the children of this community, both through the Kiwanis Club as well as the many other organizations she’s involved with.”

Originally from Brazil, Indiana, Ward taught elementary music in Wabash for 40 years before her retirement three years ago.  She is actively involved in the community, as the coordinator for the Visual and Performing Arts programs for Wabash County.  She has also been the Wabash director for FAME (Foundation for Art and Music in Education), which presents multicultural programs with a one-day festival each spring.

“Judy is a great choice for Kiwanian of the Year,” said incoming club president Jordan Tandy.  “She does so many great things for our club, including a lot of behind the scenes things that she doesn’t always get credit for.  She is truly deserving.”

Ward is also the music director at the Wabash Christian Church.  She is a board member of the Wabash Area Community Theater and the Wabash Unit of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association.  She is a member of Tri Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma teacher honor society, Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity, and the Wabash Retired Teachers Association.

Her son Ed Norris resides with his wife Angellyn and their three children in Fishers.

Posted on 2014 Oct 07

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