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Wabash County Council

The Monday, March 18 meeting of the Wabash County Council has been cancelled due to a lack of business to discuss.

American Legion dinner

The Laketon American Legion is hosting a dinner to benefit their veterans programs on Friday, March 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fish, shrimp, meatloaf and beef ‘n’ noodles will be served as entrees with choice of potatoes, vegetables or salad as a side. Admission is $8 per person at the Bluebird Cafe in Laketon. Carry out will be available.

Honor band performance

The Wabash Valley Music Association’s (WVMA) Honors Band and Choir will mark its 45th year with its performance on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Honeywell Center. The Honors Band & Choir Concert is important to Wabash County because it uplifts the musical and artistic talent of high school students in our county. Every spring, the most talented high school musicians and vocalists are brought together to present the public concert at the Honeywell Center. Students from Northfield, Southwood, Wabash, and Manchester high schools spend weeks rehearsing for the riveting performance that showcases the tremendous amount of young talent in our area.

Student art at Clark Gallery

Artwork created by Wabash County elementary and middle school students will be on display at the Honeywell Center’s Clark Gallery from Feb. 21 to March 19. Art departments from all Wabash County schools grades K-8 have been invited to participate. This annual exhibit was created to celebrate the national “Youth Art Month” by providing an opportunity for students’ art to be showcased and shared with the community.

Euchre party in Swayzee

The Swayzee Lions Club will hold a euchre party Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. with cash prizes. Registration will be 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Entry fee is $12.50, proceeds will benefit Oak Hill School and Lions Scholarship Fund. To make reservations, contact Joe Hamilton (765) 922-7280 or Terry Shaw (765) 667-4848.

Open studio in Lakeland

The Lakeland Art Center & Gallery will host its first open studio March 9 from noon to 4:30 p.m. This is a time for creative people of all skill levels to come together for an afternoon of camaraderie while creating their art. Just bring your art supplies, subject matter and creativity. Lakeland Art Center & Gallery will supply the creative space. Light refreshments will also be provided. There is no registration required or admission fee charged. Anyone wishing to participate in art discussions or have their current work critiqued by their peers will be welcome as well.

Kiwanis breakfast

From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, the Wabash Kiwanis Club will host its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Pancake Day, at the Wabash Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill Street. Sausages and breakfast drinks will also be available at the event. Tickets are $8 at the door and $7 in advance for adults (13 and older); $5 at the door and $4 in advance for children (ages 6-12) and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets can be bought in advance from Wabash Kiwanis Club members. Those with questions can contact Club President-Elect Eric Seaman at eseaman@honeywellfoundation.org or check us out at Wabash Kiwanis Club on Facebook or wabashkiwanis.com.

Historical society meeting

The Wabash County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wabash County Historical Museum. The program will be presented by Robert Rozman, President of Diehl Machines. He will speak on the history of Diehl, one of Wabash’s oldest manufacturing plants. The program is free and open to the public. Attendees should enter through the east doors.

Clubhouse monthly luncheon

The Woman’s Clubhouse will host Teddy Roosevelt, portrayed by Gib Young, on March 12. The monthly luncheon will begin at noon with the program beginning about 1 p.m. This will be a very special program so make your reservations early to Mary Delauter, (260) 563-6613 or Carol McDonald, (260) 563-2331 by March 8. The cancelled February Cole Porter program will be rescheduled.

Annual conservation meeting

Heartland REMC will host the 74th annual meeting of the Wabash County Soil and Water Conservation District on Wednesday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speakers include Fred Whitford, coordinator of the Purdue University Pesticide Program, and John Obermeyer, IPM specialist at the Purdue University Department of Entomology. For reservations, call (260) 563-7846 ext. 3.

Renfroe in Anderson

Comedian Anita Renfroe will bring her stand-up comedy routine to The Paramount Theatre in Anderson on Saturday, March 16. Tickets are on sale now at theandersonparamount.org or by calling (765) 642-1234.

Old fashioned dinner

Wabash Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie St., will be holding an old fashioned ham and bean dinner on Saturday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. All you can eat menu includes fried potatoes, cornbread, greens, sauerkraut, weiners, pickled corn, plus desserts and a drink. All are welcome. Free will donations accepted.

VFW dinner and karaoke

Saturday, March 16, 5-7 p.m., have your choice of a meatloaf dinner or stuffed green pepper with sides and dessert at the Wabash VFW, 3678 West Old 24. Dinners are $7 per person. Join us after dinner for Karaoke with Scooter at 8 p.m.

Sheriff awarding scholarships

Wabash County Sheriff Ryan Baker announced Wednesday that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors and college students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. There will be approximately 40 $750 in scholarships awarded.

Qualifying students must be Indiana residents, a current member of the sheriff’s association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member, attend an Indiana college or university full-time (12 credit hours or more).

Applications are available via high school counselors, at the sheriff’s office at 79 W. Main St. in Wabash or online at IndianaSheriffs.org. The application deadline is April 1.

Free low impact fitness

Taught by MJ McClelland three days a week, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Living Well Winchester Center, 239 Bond Street; no registration required.

Cancer care advocate

Cancer Care Advocate Every Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. No appointment needed. Living Well Winchester Center, 239 Bond St. in Wabash. Supported by Hope Foundation.


DivorceCare, a 13-week DVD series sponsored by Wabash Friends Counseling Center, features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on topics concerning divorce and recovery. The support group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Room 112 in the Wabash Friends Church, 3563 South State Road 13, Wabash.

Group leader and members of the group meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Subway,

1812 S. Wabash Street on State Road 15, Wabash. For more information, call 260-563-8453, 877-350-1658, or e-mail office@wabashfriends.org; or call group leader Janet, at 260-571-5235. The website for DivorceCare is www.divorcecare.org.

Community Corrections board meetings

The Wabash County Community Corrections Advisory Board will meet at noon in the basement of the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 12.