New Hope ‘work crew’ gets creative to help secretary’s handicapped son


Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published Aug. 25, 2014.

Rev. Ray Seilhamer, of New Hope United Brethren Church, jokes that Barbara Hilterbrand has changed her mind "1,300 times" regarding the renovation of her house, in Huntington.

Despite Hilterbrand's wavering, her final vision for the house has remained the same: make it accessible for her son.

Registration under way for fall Story Time


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Registration for fall Story Time is under way at the Markle Branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Children ages birth through age 5 and their caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and fun at Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 and continuing until Nov. 13.

Each week will explore a different color, and children and their caregivers are encouraged to wear each week's color when they come to the library for Story Time.

Banks receives DAV honors for vet program


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The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) recently named State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) its Legislator of the Year. Banks received the award for his efforts in establishing the Indiana Veteran Recovery Program and Fund.

During the 2014 session, Banks authored Senate Enrolled Act 180, which directs the Indiana State Department of Health to further study the implementation of programs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries.

Sparks' record run leads HU to Bluffton Invite title

Sophomore Christine Sparks ran a course record to pace the Huntington University women's cross country team to victory at the Bluffton University Invitational on Friday, Aug. 29.

Sparks covered the 5K course in 19:02.64 to finish first out of 68 runners and lead HU to 42 points, five less than runner-up Ohio Northern.

Roanoke Fall Festival adds several attractions


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Helicopter rides and an expanded slate of activities on Thursday highlight the new additions to this year's Roanoke Fall Festival, set for Thursday, Sept. 4, to Saturday, Sept. 6.

A helicopter will be located in the outfield of the front ball diamond at Roanoke Park on Friday and Saturday and will be giving five to eight-minute rides for a fee.