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Archive for September 2015

Celebrating 76 Seasons of Symphonic Sound

In October 2014, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 76th season with the concert, “Vive la France!”. The concert celebrated French composers, and featured the work of guest artist Kelly Hornbarger, flute, performing the virtuosic piece “Fantasie Brillante from Carmen.”   The Manchester Symphony Orchestra serves Wabash County and the region. This tradition has…

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Wabash is a Stellar community

Ask anyone in the City of Wabash, and they will tell you that Wabash is a Stellar Community. It’s not just their opinion. It’s a fact. For in August, Wabash was one of two Indiana cities named Stellar Communities Designees for 2014. The Stellar Communities Program is a collaboration between the Indiana Housing and Community Development…

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Canal played major factor in developing Wabash County

The Wabash and Erie Canal, though short-lived, played a great role in helping develop Wabash and much of Indiana in the early 19th century. The U.S. Congress provided a land grant to the State of Indiana to create the canal. Work on the canal began in Fort Wayne in 1832 and was finished in Evansville…

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Modoc drew nation’s attention to Wabash

No one knew it at the time, but a group of barking dogs and three elephants brought nationwide attention to Wabash County in November 11, 1942. For it was on that day that the Great American Circus came to Wabash to stage a fundraising event for Wabash High School. Among the acts in the circus was famed animal…

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