The monthly Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be held at noon Monday, Sept. 14, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center, 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews, according to Teresa Rody, interpretive manager.

Meet Upper Wabash Invasives Network (UWIN) members and volunteers and get some hands-on experience learning more about invasive species and how to manage them from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26 at Salamonie Lake’s Interpretive Center, 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews, according to Teresa Rody, interpretive naturalist.

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On Tuesday, Indiana State Police (ISP) First Sgt. Mike Tomson, assistant district commander of the ISP Peru Post, recognized four ISP employees for their continued excellent service to the community during a meeting of the ISP at the Peru Post, according to a press release.

A groundbreaking ceremony has been planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the construction site of 5233 S. 50 East to celebrate the construction of the new Compass Rose Academy campus at White’s Residential and Family Services, according to Sarah Goodman, marketing coordinator at Michael Kinder & Sons, the firm leading the construction.

Before the North Manchester Town Council's monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Nancy Alspaugh, vice president of the North Manchester Historical Society, submitted a written request for their annual funding of $10,000.

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A jury trial date has been set in the case of Anthony Dibiah, 37, who has been accused of murdering his son, Nakota “Fergie” Kelly, 10, of Wabash.

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A judge has rescheduled the trial of two men charged in connection with the 2018 beating death of a Summitville man in Miami County.

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More than 300 graduates are expected to receive their diplomas, servant’s towels, and Bibles during Taylor University’s 2020 Commencement exercises, scheduled at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, according to James R. Garringer, director of media relations. One student eligible for graduation, Ethan Rice, is a Wabash County native, according to R. Edwin Welch, Ph.D., director of institutional research.

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Manchester University has joined the Great Lakes Esports Conference (GLEC). This adds intercollegiate games for students and further develops the growing program.

When I buy beets, carrots and turnips at the market, they are often presented as bright bunches, crowned with exuberant stalks sprouting a cascade of green leaves. While it may be tempting to chop off the stems and discard the mountain of greens left behind with the trimmings ... do not do that. These greens are delicious on their own, sauteed in olive oil, blitzed into pestos, folded into omelets and baked in frittatas. Rich in nutrients and ranging from sweet to peppery to earthy in flavor, they are an underappreciated bonus attached to your roots and crucifers.

Here is a classic marriage: the invigorating color and crunch of red cabbage with the sweetness of grated apples. A touch of allspice complements the familiar flavors. There is an ample dose of fiber and a panoply of phytochemicals, but mostly there is rich, layered flavor.

Last month, Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Service received a $26,250 appropriation from the state, according to Veronica Watson, community programs manager for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).

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By its nature, the monthly programs for preschool-age children and their parents at Salamonie Interpretive Center are close, hands-on experiences.

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During the evening of Tuesday, July 28, the MSD school board approved Joel Martin as the new principal of Sharp Creek Elementary School, according to Laura Langebartels, director of communication and community engagement.

Wabash City Schools (WCS) has announced they are again partnering with the Safe School Helpline, an anonymous reporting service, for the 2020-2021 school year, according to Jeff Galley, Wabash High School (WHS) assistant principal.

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On Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported two new local positive cases of COVID-19, bringing Wabash County's total to 163, with 3,230 tests. The local seven-day positivity rate as of Friday, July 31 was 3 percent. The state still reports three local deaths.

The Indiana State Police (ISP) Putnamville Post is passing along pass along some safety tips to start the new school year, according to Sgt. Matt Ames, public information officer.

Heartland Career Center in Wabash recently had four programs certified as State Earn and Learns (SEALs), “enabling students to graduate with industry credentials, college credits and valuable work and learn experiences with local employers,” according to a press release.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Parkview Health a $772,000 grant for the creation of a regional suicide prevention program, according to Tami Brigle, public relations manager.

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At a special budget meeting of the Wabash City Council, local leaders will attempt to plan for the upcoming fiscal year during a very uncertain economic time.

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The North Manchester Historical Society (NMHS) will be presenting its August program virtually, according to Laura Rager, director.

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On Tuesday, Teresa Ehret, deputy of elections and voter registration at the Wabash County Clerk's Office, said they had received their first school board petition and it has been certified.

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After many months of heated push back by residents and local and state leaders, Cole Wyatt, Wabash County Highway Department superintendent, announced at Monday's Wabash County Board of Commissioners meeting that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) had begun construction of the controversial J-turn project at the intersection of Indiana 24 and County Road 300 East, otherwise known as Lagro Road.

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Sam Hipskind, school resource officer for Wabash City Schools (WCS), said he would rather see local students, teachers and administrators have emergency supplies and not need them than need them and not have them. In that spirit, and keeping with recently-signed state law, Hipskind, along with several community partners, has organized a “safety bag” program to help begin the new school year.

Traveling abroad may be on hold right now, but there's no reason why we can't bring the taste and ambience of travel home to our kitchens and gardens with mezze. Mezze is an appetizer tradition essential to the cuisines of the Middle East, Turkey and Greece.

Cruciferous vegetables, like Brussels sprouts, can help lower risk for certain cancers, especially those of the colon, mouth, esophagus and stomach. When buying Brussels sprouts, make sure to select the small florets, and steam them until bright green and just tender. In this recipe we’ve paired Brussels sprouts with a sweet balsamic glaze — a great side dish to add to any meal.

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A vigil honoring the life of late 10-year-old Nakota “Fergie” Kelly was planned for the late evening of Friday, July 31 at the Field of Dreams, according to attorney Alan J. Zimmerman.

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On Friday, July 24 Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Order 20-37 to require face coverings beginning Monday, July 27 to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to Rachel Hoffmeyer, press secretary.

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Wabash High School sophomore Aidan Patton recently achieved a “lifelong goal” of making it to the Amateur National Motocross National Championship, according to parents Elizabeth and Travis Patton.

The Heart Transplant Program at Lutheran Hospital is fully activated under new surgical director Hannah Copeland, MD, FACC, FACS. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors recently approved the program for reactivation based on the recommendation from the OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee, according to Kara Stevenson, marketing and community relations manager.

Babe of Wabash County, a fiscally sponsored nonprofit of the Community Foundation, will be hosting a fundraiser showing of the movie “Shrek” from 8 to 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at the 13-24 Drive-In to raise money to establish a Babe Store in Wabash County, according to Melissa Ford, development associate.

White’s Residential & Family Services has officially launched the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), an evidence-based, trauma-informed model of care for treating children and teens in out-of-home therapeutic services, according to Denae Green, director of engagement.

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On Thursday, Parkview Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have reached an agreement on a new contract. The multi-year agreement provides Anthem members with continued in-network access to all Parkview Health providers and facilities, according to Tami Brigle, public relations manager for Parkview Health, and Tony Felts, director of public relations for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.