Source: North Manchester Journal, January 5, 1893
W.H. Warvel has sold his store building on south side Main Street to J.W. Domer and J.M. Curtner, for a consideration of something like $3,500. Mr. Warvel does not expect to leave the city at all, but has rented his old office from the new owners of the property.
Source: North Manchester Journal, January 14, 1897
The gentleman whose name heads this article is truly a self-made man, and the creative power in this instance has no reason to feel ashamed of its work. It is not the purpose of the writer to indulge in flattery of Mr. Warvel, but rather to pay that tribute to genius which it is ever proper to do. Mr. Warvel began life as a school teacher, and all who remember him in that capacity must admit that, as a wielder of the birch and tutor of the "young idea," he was the peer of the best. Without the aid of capital or "pull" upon rich relatives or influential friends Mr. Warvel began the study of law. As a young law student his paths were not always those of pleasantness and peace, but the eternal grit which has served him well in latter years was no less conspicuous in his character then than now and aided him in overcoming obstacles which to more pacific and less energetic natures would have seemed insurmountable. Today Mr. Warvel enjoys the proud distinction of being one of the ablest and most popular attorneys of the Wabash county bar, with a clientage whose demands upon his services keep him employed constantly.
In addition to his regular practice Mr. Warvel conducts a collection agency, and in this department he has no dull days. So widespread is his reputation as a responsible and effective collector that his business in this line amounts to almost a monopoly in North Manchester.
Whatever success Mr. Warvel has achieved in his chosen profession is due entirely to his own intelligently directed efforts, and today he stands as a living exponent of the truth of the old adage, "You can't keep a good man down."