Lilly scholarship moves on to Earhart as first winner bows out

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Sometimes, being number two pays off.

Jessie Earhart, a member of the Huntington North High School Class of 2014, has stepped up to receive the four-year, full-tuition Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Huntington County after the initial recipient bowed out.


Student recognition

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce presented awards on Monday, April 14, to Huntington North High School students who have excelled in their vocational programs. Students and their programs included (front, from left) Doyle King, CAD mechanical; Houston Lehman, Project Lead The Way; Alex Riggers, transportation; and Parker Brundige, manufacturing.


Student recognition

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce presented awards on Monday, April 14, to Huntington North High School students who have excelled in their vocational programs. Students and their programs included (front, from left) Doyle King, CAD mechanical; Houston Lehman, Project Lead The Way; Alex Riggers, transportation; and Parker Brundige, manufacturing.


3 from GOP vying for 3rd District congress seat

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Three Republicans are vying to be their party's nominee for the U.S. Congressional Third District seat.

That office is currently held by Marlin A. Stutzman, who is seeking re-election. His challengers in the May 6 Republican primary are Mark W. Baringer, of Fort Wayne. and James E. "Jim" Mahoney III, of Huntington.


Chamber honors

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce presented awards on Monday, April 14, to Huntington North High School students who have excelled in their vocational programs. Students and their programs included (front, from left) Kristen Dyson, accounting; Leah Ness, information technology; and Alex Easley, business. Representing businesses that are sponsoring chamber members are (back, from left) Randy Sizemore, of First Federal Savings Bank; Joe Wiley, of Bowers Brewer Garrett and Wiley LLP; and Eric Fawcett, of Bippus State Bank.


Student awards

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce presented awards on Monday, April 14, to Huntington North High School students who have excelled in their vocational programs. Students and their programs included (front, from left) Josi Strange, early childhood education; Elizabeth Freck and Blake Brown, both family and consumer science; and Lauren McCullough, health services.


Vocational honors

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce presented awards on Monday, April 14, to Huntington North High School students who have excelled in their vocational programs. Students and their programs included (front, from left) Corbin Clarke, construction; Daniel Zahm, vocational automotive; Brooke Lengerich, I.C.E.; and Dilan Buuck, machine trades.


Chamber scholarships

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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to three students in vocational education programs at Huntington North High School. Student recipients are (front, from left) Elizabeth Freck, a student in the family and consumer sciences program; Alex Easley, a student in the business program; and Doyle King, a student in the industrial technology program. With them are (back, from left) Tracey Shafer, superintendent of the Huntington County Community School Corporation; Stefan Poling, chairman of the chamber board; and Chad Daugherty, HNHS principal.


Children’s Choir to perform April 27 in Huntington

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The Children's Choir of Huntington County (CCHC) will present its final concert of the season on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at College Park Church, in Huntington.

The concert will feature the treble choir, directed by Ashlyn Brady, and the concert choir, directed by Sharon Lehman.

The program will include a variety of songs from both choirs, and will culminate with the combined piece, "This is My Song," which was commissioned in 2013 for CCHC.

A free-will offering will be taken. Donations will directly benefit the choral program and the Children's Choir members.


Annual Roanoke/Jackson Twp. HS alumni banquet to be May 17

The annual Roanoke/-Jackson Township High School alumni banquet will be held on Saturday, May 17.

The banquet will be held in the Roanoke Elementary School gymnasium, with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and will be catered by Elegant Beginnings Catering.

Tickets may be purchased at iAB financial bank or at Bippus State Bank, in Roanoke, before Wednesday, May 7.


Women’s and men’s conference set for April 24-26 at Mission House

A women's and men's conference will be held Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at The Mission House in Huntington.

On Thursday, Rev. Jackie Howell of Harvest Word of Life International will speak at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Rev. Earlene Simpson of Branches of Christ Ministries will speak at 7 p.m.

On Saturday at 2 p.m., Lori Markiewicz of Mission House Ministires will speak and at 7 p.m. Rev. Julia Modarressi of Our Glorious Church will speak.

The Mission House is located at 569 Etna Ave., in Huntington.


St. Paul’s to serve up tenderloin supper May 3

St. Paul's County Line Church will hold its annual all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper on Saturday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.
The menu includes grilled and hand-breaded tenderloins, two side dishes, dessert and drinks. Carryout is available.

Children age 5 and under eat free.

The church is located at 3995N-1000W, Andrews, on the Huntington-Wabash county line.



Crestwoods to feature works by Cartwright

Crestwoods Frame Shop & Gallery, in Roanoke, will host an exhibit of works by Austin Cartwright April 19 through May 1.

The artist will be in attendance for an opening party on Saturday, April 19, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke. For information, call 672-2080.



Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on home

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Silver shovels sparkled in the spring sunshine Friday, April 11, during the groundbreaking ceremony for the 28th Habitat for Humanity home in Huntington County.

About 60 people attended the celebration at the site, located at 1316 Drover St. in Huntington.

The home's official construction began with prayer, praise and thanksgiving, much of it coming from the Timothy and Melissa Ivey family, who are the recipients of the new dwelling.

The Iveys lost the home they had been renting on Jan. 29 after it was destroyed by a fire.


Monson Chapel to serve fish, tenderloins April 26

Monson Chapel United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin dinner on Saturday, April 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal is sponsored by the church's building committee.

The menu features fish, tenderloin, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce, dessert and drink. Carry-outs are available.

Tickets are available at the door. Children ages 5 and under eat free. Proceeds will go to the building fund.

The church is located at 12220 Lower Huntington Road, Roanoke, behind GM.



Spring cleanup in progress at Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Mt. Calvary Cemetery's spring cleanup is underway.

Those taking care of specific graves are asked to remove all Christmas, worn and unsightly decorations.



Trio of incumbent state legislators unopposed in upcoming primary

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Three incumbent state legislators representing Huntington County are unopposed in this spring's primary election.

All three - Jim Banks and Travis Holdman, both state senators, and State Rep. Dan Leonard - are Republicans.
Banks, a Columbia City resident, was elected to the General Assembly in 2010. He represents senate district 17, which includes Wabash County and portions of Huntington, Whitley and Grant counties.

Banks works as a commercial real estate broker and serves as a supply corps officer in the United States Navy Reserve.


Red Cross announces blood donation events in Huntington County for May

The American Red Cross announces upcoming blood donation opportunities in Huntington County:

• Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., at Life Church in Café of Hope, Conference Room A, located at 900 E. State St., Huntington.

• Monday, May 5, from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, in the main room, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

• Tuesday, May 6, from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Lancaster Elementary School, in Conference Room A and B, located at 2932W-300S, Huntington. This is a Pint Size Heroes blood drive.


Library, Extension office partner to present money management session

In celebration of April as Financial Literacy Month, Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Purdue Extension of Huntington County have partnered to present a free workshop on basic money management, "Budgeting 101," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at the Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. 


Museum to show pair of movies

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center will hold a movie day on Saturday, April 19.

The movie is be free but there is a small cost for an additional tour of the museum.

The movie will start at 10:30 a.m. and will last approximately 60 minutes.

The film is a two-part movie on big cats. Both movies will feature Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler, Peter Gros and Stan Brock.

The first part will focus on the jaguar in the hostile terrain of Mexico. The second part will feature Perkins and Brock joining a cattle drive that is threatened by a jaguar.


Huntington Catholic School birthday books

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Catholic School has a unique way of receiving new books for its libraries. During the month of a student's birthday, parents may send in a donation for the purchase of a book. A label is placed in the front of the book with the student's name on it. That student reads the book first, and it is then placed in the library for other students to check out.



Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Catholic School students were honored during the April 11 all-school liturgy for displaying the Christ-like spirit of cooperation.


For the hoops

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Gerald Smelser, of the Huntington Lions Club, presents a check for $250 to Capt. Barbara McCauley of the Huntington Salvation Army on Wednesday, April 9. The donation will be used for the Salvation Army's basketball program


SWCD fish orders due on April 30

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its spring fish sale.

Orders and payment are due at the district office by April 30. Delivery will be on May 7.

Order forms are available at the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, or online at

For more information, contact the district office at 356-6816 ext. 3.



The benefits of saving

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Travis McEowen, assistant vice president and trust investment officer at iAB financial bank converses with a student about the benefits of saving her money during a presentation made to the fifth-grade classes at Northwest Elementary School on Monday, April 14. Jennifer Witmer, an administrative assistant at iAB (far right) and McEowen presented the program to the students for Teach Children to Save Day, which was observed on April 11. iAB made additional presentations to classes at Flint Springs and Andrews Elementary schools.


Ind.-9 construction project continues

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the Ind.-9 bridge over Catfish Creek six miles north of Columbia City will be closed through early August.

Work includes a new concrete bridge deck and rehabilitation of two piers.

The official detour is U.S.-30 to Ind.-109 to U.S.-33 to Ind.-9.

The project was awarded to Primco for the low bid of $750,000.

INDOT updates for Northeast Indiana can be found on the Indiana Department of Transportation: Northeast Facebook page and by following @INDOTNortheast on Twitter.



HU’s Batdorff, Brenneman score well in national math competition

Huntington University math students Luke Batdorff and Joe Brenneman were recognized for their scores in the nationally accredited William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

The Putnam competition is a national math contest for college students. Half of the students who sit for the exam receive a score of zero. A total of 4,113 students from 557 colleges and universities participated.

Batdorff, a senior math major from Bluffton, scored a 20 which tied him for 597th out of 4,113 students.


Dillman UB to hold rummage sale

Dillman United Brethren Church will hold a multi-family rummage sale on May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A bake sale will also be held, opening at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At 2 p.m. there will be a sack and fill-your-trunk sale.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the church's youth group mission trip to South Dakota and church camp scholarships.

Dillman Church is located in southwest Wells County, at 8888S-1100W-90, Warren. It is three miles west of Ind.-3 on County Road 900S, or four miles east of the VanBuren Cemetery.


Wings helps cancer group

Cancer Services for Huntington County will hold a fund-raiser at Wings, Etc. on Wednesday, April 23.

Fifteen percent of all food and soft drink purchases will be donated to Cancer Services.

A coupon is required, and will be available at the restaurant.

Cancer Services for Huntington County provides financial assistance for those coping with cancer.

Members of the organization will be present at the fund-raiser to answer questions and hand out the forms needed to begin patient coverage.



HU team to present award-winning ‘Hoosier Grown’ proposal

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Thirty Huntington University students will present their research from various disciplines at the 2014 Academic Research Forum from 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.

The forum will held in the Dowden Science Hall in various classrooms and lecture halls and is free and open to the public.

Along with students from several departments, the "Hoosier Grown" team will present their winning proposal from the Indiana Department of Agriculture's "Promoting the Good Works of Indiana Agriculture" marketing competition.


HU Foundation honors five locals for service

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The Huntington University Foundation honored five of its long-time board members on Wednesday, April 9, for their service to the organization.

Receiving honors were Ted Bendall, Steve Zahn, Bob Straight, Rocky Strickler and Gene Snowden.

Bendall, who joined the foundation board in 1964, was honored for 50 years of service. He retired in 2013. He served as foundation president from 1982 to 1984 and again from 1994 to 1996, the only person to have served twice in the position.


Lt. gov. to speak at HU graduation

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will be the keynote speaker at Huntington University's 116th commencement on May 17.

Huntington will honor graduates in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Complex at 2:30 p.m.

The graduate hooding ceremony will take place at the Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Rd., in Huntington at 10:45 a.m.

The university will award master's, bachelor's and associate degrees to 288 graduates.

Ellspermann is the 50th lieutenant governor of Indiana and was elected to the position in November 2012.


Aye aye, director

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rich Najuch (left), co-owner of the New Huntington Theatre, explains the audition process for the Tri Kappa "Aye Aye Kappa" Follies as Follies co-chair Annette Carroll looks on. The auditions were held in the theater on Wednesday, April 9, and rehearsals begin today, Monday, April 14. Those who could not attend the audition but still want to be in the show can call co-chair Nicole Johnson at 409-5532. The follies are set for May 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Huntington North High School auditorium. Najuch and Joel Froomkin will write and direct the show.


Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center will offer a Strength After Stroke program for the community on the following Wednesday

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center will offer a Strength After Stroke program for the community on the following Wednesdays:

• April 23 at 4 p.m.
• May 28 at 4 p.m.
• June 25 at 4 p.m.
• July 23 at 4 p.m.
• Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.

The class will meet to learn, exercise and socialize. The group will be led by Amy Owens, physical therapist. Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

There is no cost to attend. Reservations should be made by contacting Owens at 356-1252.


From the heart

Photo by Steve Clark.

Nikka Palmer shares personal stories about the importance of child abuse prevention efforts during a ceremony held at the Huntington County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 8, in recognition of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


SWCD holds tree sale

Orders for the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District's spring tree and shrub sale are due with payment to the district office by Wednesday, April 16.

Varieties of trees and shrubs available are October glory, red oak, Cleveland pear, autumn blaze maple, Norway spruce, blue spruce, tulip poplar, coral snap, dwarf burning bush, diablo ninebark, green rocket hybrid cedar and knockout roses.


HNHS FFA member Jacobs advances to state in 3 events

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The Huntington North High School Future Farmers of America club competed at the District 6 Leadership Contest on March 14 at North Miami High School. HNHS FFA finished fourth in cover points.

Kathleen Jacobs placed first in Extempora- neous Public Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking and Leadership Ambassador. She will now advance to state in all three events.


Huntington resident Jones, WWII photo work featured in Legion mag

Huntington resident Bill Jones, who served as an aerial photographer in the Army Air Corps during World War II, is featured in the March issue of the American Legion Magazine.

The article focuses on Jones' photographs documenting the effects of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He eventually donated the photographs to the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum but retained digital copies of the photos.



Sign-ups for disaster assistance programs begin on April 15

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard has announced that farmers can sign up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15.


Huntington Catholic School to hold kindergarten orientation on April 24 at Primary Building on Cherry Street

Huntington Catholic School will hold its kindergarten orientation on Thursday, April 24, at the Primary Building, located at 820 Cherry St.

Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m. and orientation will begin at 1 p.m.

For an invitation or more information, call 356-2320.

There is a fee to register. Bring a copy of the student's birth certificate, baptism certificate and up-to-date immunization records.

Students must be 5 years old on, or before, Aug. 1, 2014, in order to enroll.



Flint Springs Elementary reveals honor roll students for third quarter

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.
Honor roll students are:

All A's
Grade three - Alyah Bolinger, Eden Brown, Derek Bruce, Jadin Fletcher, Lauren Grover, Emma Hosier, Rebeccah Kerlin, Adrianna Nightenhelser, Matt Pharoah, Aaliyah Quillen, Julia Redner, Melina Scher, Lucy Somers, Haylee Spurgeon, Kilee Tracy, Elijah Tucker, Ana Wiegmann and Ariell Wright.


HU honor society gets recognition at convention

Huntington University's Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi, an academic honors society, was recognized at the Alpha Chi National Convention held March 27 to March 29 in St. Louis, MO.

Eleven members and two sponsors attended the convention.

Daniel Binkoski, a senior from Whitmore Lake, MI, majoring in entrepreneurial small business management, business management and economics, and Will Stauffer, a senior from Churubusco majoring in communication studies, won disciplinary presentation prizes at the convention for their papers.


Stemming the flood

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Huntington University students help fill sandbags for Huntington residents during flooding on April 3. Sixteen HU students responded to a call for help made by Allison Timbrook, the city's community engagement volunteer coordinator, to Jacob Cross, student leader of the Volunteer 911 program of the Friesen Center for Volunteer Services at the university. In addition to filling sandbags, the students also helped deliver the sandbags to residents who were unable to pick them up.


Lincoln recognizes perfect attendance students for 3Q

Lincoln Elementary School has recognized students who achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

Those students are:
Kindergarten - Reagen Borgman, Jacob Branning, Ava Brooks, Lieghla Bruner, Melody Bruner, Aedan Bullins, Andrew Chopson, Daniel Clark, Hannah Crago, Trayce Culver, Carson Eckert, Rylan Finley, Priscilla Harris and Mariah Huffman.


Ness Bros.’ Eckert completes first year of auctioneer classes

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Huntington auctioneer Andy Eckert, of Real Living/Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., recently completed his first year of courses at the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI).

The three-year CAI program is a training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals.

CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering professional auctioneers instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, communication, finance, strategic planning and marketing.


Lincoln Elementary announces honor roll students for third quarter

Lincoln Elementary has announced honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's
Third Grade - KaDee Andrews, Kylee Andrews, Charity Barton, Kimberlyn Boxell, Noah Bruce, Alysia Chopson, Lillian Helvie, Josiah Johnson, Rose Kirk, Katlyn Lane, Jamen Matheny, Kaitlyn Nevil and Jacob Weatherspoon.

Fourth Grade -Ariah Adkins, Lindsey Barker, Jonas Bent, Alicia Bradley, Eli Brown, Holden Finley, Kalie Hill, Peyton Jackson, Jason Kendall, Robert King, Brianna McIntyre and Jada Tucker.


Food distribution April 17 at Shepherd’s Pantry

The Shepherd's Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution on Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Food items will be available for Andrews area residents at 67 N. Snowden St. (the former union building behind the Town Hall), in Andrews.

No appointment is necessary. Food will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Those picking up food must bring their own box or container for their food selections.



4-H photography workshop set for Wednesday, April 23, at annex bldg.

A 4-H photography workshop is set for Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building (first floor).

The workshop is open to all current 4-H members interested in the photography project.

Postcards were sent to all 4-H members enrolled in the photography project.

Some topics to be covered include exhibit rules; how to look for a great photo; flash versus no flash; and camera information.

Registration is encouraged by calling the Extension Office at 358-4826 by April 22.


Huntington County pair attend biennial flood conference in Indy

More than 140 individuals from across Indiana, including two from Huntington County, attended a biennial flood conference March 13 in Indianapolis.

The conference, called Operation Stay Afloat, was organized by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Bryn Keplinger, assistant director of the Huntington Countywide De- partment of Community Development, and Mark Mussman, executive director of the DCD, represented Huntington County at the conference.


New Testament scholar to lecture at university

Dr. Doug Moo, a New Testament scholar and author of several works in biblical studies, will be the speaker for the second annual Bergdall Endowed Lectureship on Biblical Studies at 7 p.m. April 22 at Huntington University.

His presentation, titled "The Hope of Righteousness: The Christian and Final Justification," will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus. The lecture, hosted by the Huntington University Bible and Religion faculty, is free and open to the public.


Future Farmers to sell flower baskets April 26

The Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club will offer spring flower baskets for sale on Saturday, April 26.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Junction 9 Express, located at the intersection of Ind.-9 and Ind.-124.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser will help fund the club's chosen service projects for the year.

Club leaders Natalie Keiffer and Dawn Shane challenged the 4-H'ers to put into action the 4-H pledge to better their club, community, country and world.


Center, HAT closed Friday

The Huntington County Senior Center and Huntington Area Transportation (HAT) will be closed Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday.

Call 359-4410 with any questions.



West Park hosts Easter hunt, late skate

West Park Skate Center will host an Easter Egg hunt for children 10 years and younger on Saturday, April 19, at noon.

The event is free.

The Easter Bunny will be present for pictures. Participants will need to bring their own cameras.
Many of the eggs will have prizes in them ranging from Easter baskets, plush stuffed animals, four-foot blow-up swords, a five-foot flamingo, roller skates, glow-in-the-dark items and candy.

Older children are invited to attend the late night skate on Friday, April 18, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


English professor will examine life of author Mansfield in April 15 lecture

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Dr. Todd Martin will discuss "Women and Katherine Mansfield's Divided Self" during the Huntington University Forester Lecture Series at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Martin is a professor of English at Huntington University.

The lecture will look at Mansfield's life as a divided self who never escaped her middle class upbringing yet also embraced the freedom brought on by emancipation.


Unit 7 Auxiliary hosts district leadership workshop

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Huntington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 recently hosted a Fifth District Auxiliary Leadership Workshop. The workshop was presented by Department Leadership Chairman Nancy McGinnis, of Kendallville Unit 86, assisted by Pam Shook, of Auburn Unit 97.

The program included explanation of the auxiliary offices, chairmanships and the material and literature available for members to become familiar with the American Legion Auxiliary.


4-H activities up and running in full swing

Monday, April 21
• 5:30 p.m. - 4-H Camp Counselor Training, Allen Co. Extension Office.

• 6 p.m. - Archery, Community Building, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, April 23 • 6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Photography Workshop, Annex Building (downstairs).

• 7 p.m. - Blue Ribbon Riders. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Thursday, April 24
• 6:30 p.m. - Waggin' Tails. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Huntington Hummers Llama/Alpaca. Mills'.


Pointing out the details

Photo by Steve Clark.

Juanita Buzzard (left) points out details in a quilt to Barbara Betterly at the 13th annual quilt show hosted by the Historic Forks of the Wabash and the Piecemakers Quilt Club at the Forks in Huntington on Saturday, April 12.


Quilt show sewing demo

Photo by Steve Clark.

Bev Morgan (left) watches a sewing demonstration by Stephanie Jerabek at the 13th annual quilt show hosted by the Historic Forks of the Wabash and the Piecemakers Quilt Club at the Forks in Huntington on Saturday, April 12.


Community garage sale

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Annette Little, of Huntington, looks at a shirt for her granddaughter during the Huntington Parks & Recreation Community Garage Sale at Hier's Park on Saturday, April 12. The sale took place inside Heritage hall, the Family Life Building and the 4-H Community Building.


YMCA Spring Family Festival

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Master Gardener Janice Alvey (right) shows flower planting technique to (from left) Anastasia Eckinger, Lyndzey Eckinger and Lena Eckinger, all of Huntington, at the YMCA Spring Family Festival on Saturday, April 12.


Keefer earns title of genealogist for state

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Joan Keefer, head of the Indiana Room at Huntington-City Township Public Library, has been renamed Huntington County Historian, a title she has held since 1999, and Genealogist for the State of Indiana, by the Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS).

Keefer is a former member of the Huntington County Historical Society board, and helped organize the Huntington County Genealogical Society as a charter member.

She was also honored for her "Distinguished County Genealogical Service," an award Keefer says she is especially proud of, as she was nominated by a group of her peers.


Indiana’s first educator ratings say HCCSC blessed with good teachers

The state's latest foray into rating local educational efforts shows that the Huntington County Community School Corporation is blessed with good teachers.

That comes as no surprise to HCCSC Superintendent Tracey Shafer, who says there's a very deliberate effort on the corporation's part to guide its teachers to success.

More than 99 percent of HCCSC's certified staff members are rated "highly effective" or "effective," according to educator effectiveness data released April 7 by the Indiana Department of Education.


Love feast

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Volunteers Angie Parker (left) and Kate Schwartz serve roast pork and the trimmings to Jean Ross, of Huntington (right), at the Love Unity Feast held Sunday, April 6, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park. The meal raised funds for the Love In The Name of Christ ministry.


Andrews High School Alumni Assn. to celebrate 102nd annual banquet

The Andrews High School Alumni Association will celebrate its 102nd annual banquet on May 3 at Andrews Elementary School.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with punch in the lobby followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The classes of 1944, 1954 and 1964 will be honored. The class of 1964 will host the banquet.

Anyone who attended the school is welcome to attend and may bring along friends and relatives. Reservations are required and there is a cost for the meal, which must be paid in advance.


Riverview names its honor roll students for third quarter

Riverview Middle School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's
Eighth grade - Josi Barscz, Carson Bolinger, Charlotte Borland, Robert Borland, William Borland, Hale Bowen, Darianna Bryant, Taylor Conley, Auden Eckert, Jacob Fowler, Bailey Hughes, Larissa Johnson, Matthew Karst, Kasey Konz, Danielle Korporal, Brandon Kratz, Zachary Lippe, Melanie Lisinicchia, Sarah Malone, Ashlynn Miller, Alex Myers, Emily Paulette, Samuel Poling and Leann Ringenberg.


Huntington County Junior Leaders to help at food ministry on April 10

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet Thursday, April 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the New Life Food Ministry, 32 E. Franklin St., to help with the evening meal as part of their community service outreach projects. They will meet briefly after the meal to discuss upcoming events and activities.

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders organization is open to any 4-H member in grades 7 through 12.


Northwest Elementary honors perfect attendance students

Northwest Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:
Spencer Adkins, Isaiah Akins, Nathan Alleman, Gavin Babb, Drew Baker, Julia Baker, Rebekah Bates, Brenna Bowers, Jaxon Brooks and Kameron Burkhart.

Also, Braylon Burns- worth, Brendan Caffee, Denver Caffee, Evan Camomile, Parker Cam- omile, Alex Cannici, Eli Carter, Jared Cartwright and Cheney Campbell.


Meehan rates in top 100 at Butler

Trey Meehan, of Huntington, is among the Top 100 Students at Butler University.

Meehan, a strategic communication major, expects to graduate in 2015.

The Butler Alumni Association sponsors Top 100 Student Recognition to pay tribute to the talent and dedication of outstanding Butler students. The recipients are nominated by students, faculty and staff members for their outstanding character, scholarship and leadership. The recognition honors those who give unselfishly of themselves and who are highly regarded by the entire University community.



Communities for Lifetime group to meet May 2

The Communities for a Lifetime Spring Affiliate Council Meeting will take place Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter's First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington. The meeting is sponsored by Huntington Alert.

The panel discussion will address opportunities for enhancing and adapting historic communities for residents, while considering return on investment for property owners. The group will also tour Drovertown, a local historic district participating in a project to improve community livability.


‘Family Man’ is featured movie on Wild Wednesday

Seniors are invited to watch the April 16 "Wild Wednesday" movie, "Family Man," at the Huntington 7 Theater.

The movie - starring Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni and Don Cheadle - follows a successful businessman happily living the single life until he wakes up one morning to find that he's married with two kids, works as a tire salesman and drives a minivan that never starts.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is charged. To schedule a ride, call HAT at 356-3006 by noon the previous day.


Trinity UMC to hold bubble show by Alice Stickler

Trinity United Methodist Church will host a bubble show by Alice Plasterer Stickler on Sunday, April 13, at 5 p.m.
The show will be held in Epworth Hall at the church, located at 530 Guilford St., in Huntington.

The evening will also include the Joy Pleasers clowns as well as a meatloaf and macaroni and cheese dinner.

Admission is charged. The event is a fund-raiser for a summer mission trip to the Dominican Republic.



EMT of the Year

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rick Uecker (second from left) was named emergency medical technician of the year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in a ceremony at the post on Sunday, April 6. Joining Uecker are post officers Mike Harrell (first from left), junior vice commander, Rick Stell (third from left), commander, and Leslie Ackermann, quartermaster.


Paws-ing to read

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Azariah Schnitz, 11, of Huntington, reads a story about dinosaurs to Skylar, a border collie mix owned by Deana Davis (right), on Saturday, April 5, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The story time is part of library's Paws to Read program. Several dogs and their owners participate in the event, which encourages children to read aloud.


Markle town-wide sale set

The Markle annual town-wide community garage sale is set for Saturday, May 17.

The event is open to all interested Markle area residents. Registration forms can be picked up at Tender Gardens, Markle Library, Crossroads Pantry and the Markle Town Hall.

Completed registration forms need to be returned to Teresa Beck at Tender Gardens Flower Shop, 134 E. Morse St. or emailed to no later than Friday, May 9, by 5 p.m.

A list of registered garage sales and maps will be available starting Tuesday, May 13, at local businesses.


Pizza Hut benefit for Boy Scout Troop 130

Boy Scout Troop 130 will hold a Pizza Hut benefit on Monday, April 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The troop, sponsored by Life Church, will receive a portion of the proceeds from customers purchasing the Pizza Hut buffet that evening. Scouts will act as servers and will also receive a portion of the tips.

Proceeds will help fund troop activities including summer camp.



Salamonie announces honor rolls

Salamonie School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's

Fifth grade - Grace Barlow, Kade Brown, Joseph Kibellus, Lacey Nightenhelser, Aidan Raab, Damon Rains, Clayton Shively, Hannah Warpup, Lane Wright and Zach Zehner.


Pies for love

Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Victory Noll Sister Alodia Carney (left) hands off a fruit pie to Love INC's Sara Brown in the Victory Noll kitchen on Friday afternoon, April 4. The variety of fruit pies donated by the organization were auctioned off on Sunday, April 6, at the Love Unity Feast.


Police Officers of the Year

Photo by Steve Clark.

Chris Long (second from left) and Matt Hughes (fourth from left) were named the county and city police officers of the year, respectively, by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in a ceremony at the post on Sunday, April 6. Joining Long and Hughes are post officers Mike Harrell (first from left), junior vice commander, Rick Stell (third from left), commander, and Leslie Ackermann, quartermaster.


Buddy Poppy season

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) purchases Buddy Poppies from Susie Draper, Lady Auxiliary Buddy Poppy chairman, during a Buddy Proclamation ceremony held on Sunday, April 6, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.


Northwest Elementary announces honor roll students for 3Q

Northwest Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:


Teacher and Firefighter of the Year

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rick Geist (third from left) and Jason Meier (fifth from left) were named teacher and firefighter of the year, respectively, by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in a ceremony at the post on Sunday, April 6. Joining Geist and Meier are post officers Mike Harrell (second from left), junior vice commander, Rick Stell (fourth from left), commander, and Leslie Ackerman (sixth from left), quartermaster, as well as Rodney Funk (left), past state commander of the VFW, who was also recognized during the ceremony.


Solid Rock to host pizza fund-raiser in Warren

The Solid Rock United Methodist Church Men's Fellowship will host an East of Chicago Pizza fund-raiser in Warren on Tuesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event, including all tips, will be used for local missions projects.

The cost for adults covers the buffet, drink and tax. Children's meals will be available at a reduced price.
East of Chicago Pizza is located at 111 E. 1st St., Warren.



Christ the King, 509 Community to hold joint Palm Sunday services

Parishioners from Christ the King Episcopal Church will meet Sunday, April 13, at the 509 Community at 9 a.m. for singing, scripture reading and blessing of palms.

At 9:30 a.m., parishioners from both churches will proceed from 509 to Christ the King at 1224 N. Jefferson St. for worship that includes a dramatic reading of the Passion story from the Gospel according to Luke and a celebration of the Eucharist with visiting Bishop Edward Little of the Diocese of Northern Indiana. The service at Christ the King will start at 10 a.m.

Other events include:


Roanoke Honor Flight Benefit Committee to host third annual auction on Saturday

The Roanoke Honor Flight Benefit committee will host the third annual Roanoke Honor Flight Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 12.

The event is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke.

The proceeds from this event will go to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to help offset the expenses for upcoming flights in 2014.

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana was created to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices by flying them to view their memorials in Washington, DC. Each Honor Flight costs approximately $60,000.


KK to celebrate April as ‘Month of Young Child’

Pathfinder Kids Kampus will celebrate April as the Month of the Young Child with a variety of activities, beginning with a flash mob today, Thursday, April 10.

The flash mob is set to take place at 10 a.m. at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, located at 435 Campus St., in Huntington. The community is invited to attend, both to witness the flash mob and to learn about early childhood education and the services Pathfinder Services offers.


Area UAW to have ‘Spring Cleaning’ garage sale

The UAW Union Label Committee will have a "Spring Cleaning" garage sale on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820E-900N, Roanoke.

The hall is located 2 1/2 miles west of GM on Lafayette Center Road (900N).

Vendor tables will be set up for home-made crafts.

For more information, contact 672-2209.



Tipton House announces name change to Tipton Place

Tipton House, a provider of assisted living services and care to seniors, has changed its name to Tipton Place.

The new name for the Huntington facility coincides with the rebranding of its parent company, Enlivant, which was formerly known as Assisted Living Concepts.

"We are thrilled about our new name - Tipton Place," said Executive Director Lori Crispen, "because it better reflects our commitment to provide a vibrant environment where our residents thrive each and every day."


Quality Inn to host hunt for community Saturday

Quality Inn, located at 2820 Hotel Ave., in Huntington, invites the community to attend a free Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The afternoon will include an Easter egg hunt with candy and prizes. One egg will contain a certificate for a free night's stay at Quality Inn.

Those attending will receive a free picture with the Easter Bunny, taken by Another Eve Photography.

Quality Inn was formerly known as Northview Inn & Suites.

For information, call 359-9000.



HCTPL closed today to host district conference

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will be closed today, Thursday, April 10, to host a district conference.

Eight area libraries will be in attendance and Curt Witcher, senior manager of special collections at Allen County Public Library, will give the keynote presentation.

The library will resume normal operating hours tomorrow, Friday, April 11.



Nurse practitioner White seeing patients at HMG

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dr Carol White, nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients at Huntington Medical Group.

Dr. White, RN, DNP, ANPC, GNPC and CNLCP, is a board certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner and holds a master's degree as both a nurse practitioner and community health nurse, as well as a doctor of nursing practice degree.


Huntington Baptist to hold Easter celebration, hunt

The Huntington Baptist Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon rain or shine.

Children aged through grade 5 are encouraged to bring an Easter basket and come prepared for lots of fun.

In addition to the Egg Hunt there will be lots of crafts, puppets, prizes and a Bible Easter story.

Huntington Baptist is located at 2435 Waterworks Rd., next to Riverview Middle School.

Contact the church for more information at 356-6954.



Pathfinder accepting clothes donations

Pathfinder Services is accepting donations of T-shirts, flannels, towels, dress shirts, sweatshirts, sheets, long johns and blankets, no matter the condition.

Donations may be dropped off at Outsource Manufacturing, at 1152 E. State St., Huntington or at Pathfinder North Campus at 2824 Theater Ave., in Huntington.

A donation bin is located in the south parking lot at Pathfinder North.

For alternate drop off arrangements, call Jessica Miller at 356-0500 extension 3146.



Boy Scout Troop 637 to have chicken, pork chop sale on April 12

Boy Scout Troop 637 will have a Nelson's chicken and pork chop sale on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 10 a.m.

The sale will be held at two locations in Huntington, in the parking lot at Juergens Do-It Center and the old Marsh store parking lot.

Those who donate a can of food for the local food pantry will receive a free bag of chips.



Governor to award match, science scholarships

Governor Mike Pence will recognize two outstanding high school seniors this spring for their exemplary performance in math and science.

One male and one female student will be selected for the Indiana Mr. and Miss math/science honor, and each will receive a $2,000 Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan scholarship contribution for their achievements.


A belle chapeau

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lila Hosier, 16 months, of Huntington, sports a newspaper hat decorated with a colorful feather, made during craft time at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Wednesday, April 2. She is held by her mother, Amanda Hosier.


Cap-tivating story

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Children in the 3 to 6-year-old group listen intently as Kay Stine, head of the children's department at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, uses a flannel board to tell the story, "Caps for Sale." The story time was held Wednesday, April 2, at the Huntington branch.


Just hanging around

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Madalynn Wellman, 7, and her great-grandfather, Samuel Shenefield, both of Huntington, take advantage of the mild, sunny weather Wednesday, April 2, to spend some time together at General Slack Park.


HCTPL holds teen poetry contest

Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to participate in Huntington City-Township Public Library's annual Young Adult Poetry Contest by entering their own original poem based on one of the two following themes: "It's Great Being A Teenager" or "It's Tough Being a Teenager."

Poems may be in the form of the poet's choice, including haiku, limerick, ballad and free verse, and must be the original work of the submitter. Illustrations are optional but encouraged. All submissions must be in good taste. Poems will be judged by the following criteria:


Sending it deep

Photo by Steve Clark.

Landon Cohen boots the ball in a game of kickball played during spring break day camp at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, April 3.


HU graduate counseling program to have visiting day April 15 in FW

Huntington University's graduate counseling program will host a visit day April 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Parkview Randallia campus in Fort Wayne.


‘By the Book’ to hold ministry celebration April 29

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The "By the Book" ministry will host a celebration of the Bible ministry on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's First Community Church.

The organizers are seeking those students, teachers and volunteers who have participated in the ministry over the years to come and share their experiences and write them in a special blessing book. The event will also feature balloons, cake and music of celebration and praise.


Abundant Life to present ‘Messiah’ as musical

Abundant Life Church will present a full-scale musical production "Messiah," depicting the life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.

"Messiah" delivers a cast and crew of nearly 150 people, live music featuring the Abundant Life Praise Team and nationally acclaimed artists under the direction of Chris Ford, live animals, special effects and lighting, authentic props and costumes and new scenes.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 432-0014.


Sixth annual Formula for Life 5K run, silent auction set for April 13

The sixth annual Formula for Life 5K run/walk and silent auction will continue its lifesaving mission on Sunday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning at Hutzell Athletic Center off Leesburg Road.

The event was founded by USF student Courtney Shepard after she encountered a starving infant on a medical mission trip, and the student-led organization has been providing food, wells for clean water and, most recently, funds to build a new orphanage as the event has grown.


Two Parkview Huntington employees step closer to nursing degrees with receipt of Jill Dreyer Scholarships

Photo provided.

Two Parkview Huntington Hospital employees working toward nursing degrees have been awarded Jill Dreyer Scholarships for the Spring 2014 semester.

Both Amanda Connelley, of Monroe; and Jami Rice, of Lagro, received  $750 toward their education costs for the current academic semester.

Connelley is a unit assistant in the hospital's Emergency Department. She is working toward a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the University of Saint Francis.


Forks, Piecemakers quilt show is April 12-13

The Historic Forks of the Wabash and the Piecemakers Quilt Club will host their 13th annual quilt show on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Indiana’s CFO speaks

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Indiana's new state auditor, Suzanne Crouch, speaks to the Huntington Optimist Club on Thursday, April 3, at Huntington University. Crouch is the state's chief financial officer, responsible for paying the state's bills and payroll for 32,000 state employees.


Adam Carroll keeps streets safe at night as newest sheriff’s deputy

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives in Huntington, Warren, Zanesville and Roanoke this month.

A blood drive will be held April 7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main room at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Road, in Huntington.

A blood drive will be held April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fults Recreation Room at Heritage Pointe, 801 Huntington Ave., in Warren.


iAB financial bank hails Bicknese for 25th

iAB financial bank recently recognized Nancy Bicknese as she celebrates 25 years of service with the organization.

Bicknese started with iAB in January of 1989 at iAB's Dupont office as a customer service representative.

Since then, she has held various positions in the organization, including as a supervisor in Accounts Management.

She currently works part-time in the Customer Service Call Center as a Call Center Agent.



Salvation Army to hold community Easter egg hunt April 19

The Salvation Army will be holding a Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 19 starting at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park.

Admission is free and families are invited to come and participate in many different activities.

There will be egg hunts with prizes for different age groups as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny, refreshments and a bounce house.

For questions and concerns contact Jason Sell at 356-3485.



Set preview day for HU occ. therapy doctoral program

Huntington University's graduate programs will hold a preview day for students interested in the occupational therapy doctoral program on April 11.

The preview day is designed for prospective occupational therapy can- didates and those interested in learning more about the program. Students will be able to tour the campus and meet with the director of the program, Dr. Ruth Ford.


FFBT to host first-time home buyer seminar

First Farmers Bank & Trust will host a one-day seminar for first-time home buyers on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The seminar will be held at the Kokomo Square location of First Farmers Bank & Trust, 101 W. Sycamore. Lunch will be provided for the event.

The seminar will educate participants on everything they need to know about buying a first home. By attending the event, participants gain certification that may qualify for down payment assistance up to $10,000. Income restrictions apply; call for details.


Crestview names honor roll students for 3Q

Crestview Middle School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's

Sixth grade - Autumn Anderson, Ayden Arquette, Isaiah Clampitt, Jacob Collins, Grace Dimond, Ashlyn Foster, Emily Freise, Drake Goetz, Lucas Grube, Jessica Hartmus, Hunter Heacock, Maisy Kesler, Mason Kyle, Kean McCracken, Meg McDonald, Katie Melcher, Olivia Meyer, Graham Scher, Lindsey Skiles, Olivia White and Darcy Williams.


A Taste of Spring

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Representatives of the champagne sponsors for the 2014 A Taste of Spring wine tasting fund-raiser event in Warren on Saturday, May 3, are (front row from left) Kim Nelson, of Kim's Katered Affair; Sharon Gebhart, of Gebhart's Floral Barn; Jill Huston, of Heritage Pointe, Jeff Souder, of East of Chicago Pizza Co.; and (back row from left) Neil Laymon, of Citizen's Telephone Corp.; Polly Edwards, of Family LifeCare; Tom Wall of T.D. Wall Inc.; and Robb Livingston of Shuttleworth Insurance. Robert Berghoff, D.D.S. and Edward Jones-Nicole Johnson are the other champagne sponsors.


Kids Kampus Golf Outing set for May 14

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center in Huntington will hold its 23rd annual golf outing on Wednesday, May 14. The fund-raising event, sponsored by David Culp and Company, will take place at LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Rd., Huntington.

Registration and a lunch sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.


Getting ready to dig

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ironclad employee Chris Hunt, of Huntington, sits behind the controls of a skid loader as he fills in a hole on Byron Street next to General Slack Park on Wednesday, April 2. Roger Miller, of Huntington (back to camera) assists. The company is replacing about 300 feet of a water main pipe on Byron Street. The project is expected to take two weeks to complete.


Wells Fargo team members earn kudos for work with local Habitat

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Wells Fargo Bank team members attended the Huntington County Habitat for Humanity's "Hab-poloy" Gala on March 1.

Monique Dennis, store manager at the Huntington office, accepted a volunteer service award for Wells Fargo Bank's partnership with Habitat for Humanity in 2013.

Michelle L. Crone, business banking administrative manager for Indiana and Ohio, received the servant leadership award.

Working together, Wells Fargo team members in Huntington and Fort Wayne have raised a combined $101,841 for the Huntington County Habitat for Humanity organization.


Extension office sets activities schedule for upcoming weeks

Monday, April 7
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.
Tuesday, April 8
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers, Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 6:30 p.m. - Wayne Township Future Farmers. Mt. Etna UMC.
• 7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers. Lahr's.
Wednesday, April 9
• 5:30 p.m. - Champion Achievers. St. Peter's First Community Church.
• 6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 7 p.m. - Blue Ribbon Riders. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
Thursday, April 10


Plenty of prizes for those participating in 2014 Youth Fishing Derbies in area

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The 2014 Youth Fishing Derbies to be held at Salamonie, and Mississinewa Reservoirs and at Roush Lake in Huntington on June 7, will award donated prizes to children who catch the longest fish overall, and in each age category at each property and provide goodies bags for all participants.

Laura Whiteleather, interpretive naturalist at Salamonie, says they are still in need of prize donations.

"It could be anything, even a restaurant gift card," she notes.


Helping out

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Erin Brown of Brown Construction, Huntington, paints the seat of a picnic table Sunday, March 30, at Hier's Park. The project is part of the city's new Community Engagement Volunteer program, headed by Coordinator Allison Timbrook.


Volunteer opportunities up at DNR

The public will have more opportunities to volunteer toward conservation projects through a new stewardship program with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Volunteer projects may include managing habitat, cleaning Fish & Wildlife areas, helping with hunting and fishing workshops, other forms of outreach, and gathering data on fish and wildlife.

Annie Walker has been hired as the program director. Her job will involve recruiting volunteers and matching them with Fish & Wildlife management projects across Indiana.


Local theater company needs kids for play roles

Different Stages, the resident company of New Huntington Theatre, will present "The Sound of Music" in July and August, and is looking to fill roles of the six younger Von Trapp children.

The professional production boasts adult cast members from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The company is eager to consider local children from all surrounding areas.

The auditions are open to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Roles to be filled are Friedrich, age 14; Louisa, age 13; Kurt, age 10; Brigitta, age 9; Marta, age 7 and Gretl, the youngest.


HU DMA students to have exhibit

The works of Huntington University's graduating digital media arts majors will be on display in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts from April 3 to 16. An artist reception will be held at 6 p.m. on April 5.

The exhibit will feature films, animations and other projects from the graduating seniors.

Those local students exhibiting are:

• Catherine Esch, Huntington, a senior Animation student.

• Matt Twigg, Huntington, a senior Animation student.

• Jonathan Willard, Huntington, a senior Animation student.


Victory Noll Center to host second in the series ‘Dinners & Dialogues’

Victory Noll Center presents the second event in the series "Dinners & Dialogues," to be held April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The interactive experience addresses topics of faith and social justice to help foster a deeper understanding of social issues that impact everyone on a daily basis.

The program will feature the topic "We are One Body: Nourishment as Relationship." Following the meal, participants will contemplate nourishment coming from being in a relationship with God, each person's body, each other and the Earth.


Optimists honor RMS students

Photo provided.

The Huntington Optimist Club recently awarded its Optimist Youth Appreciation Award to two Riverview students, Maggie Winters and J.J. Whicker.

The club recognized the students as a few of the outstanding young people in the community. The students demonstrate outstanding dedication and service to their school, the community and its citizens.


Looking for bargains

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sonny and Loretta Jones, of Van Buren, check out a wreath for sale at the Forks of the Wabash "garage sale" held Saturday, March 29, in the event center. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase items needed for the warming kitchen and materials for the new handicapped-accessible canoe/kayak launch.


iAB promotes two to vice president

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iAB financial bank recently announced the promotions of Kody Kumfer and Nathan Liechty to the positions of assistant vice president.

Kumfer began his banking career with iAB in October of 2009 as a teller at the West Jefferson office. Since then, he has advanced to roles in loan support, as a loan assistant and then on to becoming a relationship banker.


Andrews names its 3Q honor roll students

Andrews Elementary School has announced honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - C.J. Dawalt, Ethan Eckert, Cota Hahn, Grace Lacey, Maggie Park, Naomi Richison, Matt Schnepp, Myla Tackett, Tomas Velez, Merisa Walter and Daylin Wintrode.

All A's and B's - Chesney Anderson, Bailey Bruner, Max Bruner, Allison Caley, Ethan Crouse, Cole Davidson, Eryn Dolby, Colin Jackson, Joshua Keel, Gavin Price, Riliegh Reed, Damien Schmidt, Aryan Underwood, Cassandra Vargo, Kyra Williams and Savannah Yoder.


Karst receives honor for 30 years of service to Halderman

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Pat Karst, of Huntington, was among employees honored for more than 30 years of service with Halderman Farm Management and Real Estate Services.

The award was presented during a company meeting at the Wabash headquarters. Representatives gathered to review lease trends and farmland values, idea share with other representatives, learn from guest speakers and receive training.

The honorees joining Karst included Dave Bonnell, of Columbus; Jim Clark, of Frankfort; and Rick Johnloz of Bluffton.


Tree falling sets back restoration in cemetery

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On Friday evening, March 14, strong winds toppled an 85-foot tree in the old Roanoke Cemetery, located at 850N and Roanoke Road, in Roanoke.

The tree was roughly three feet in diameter, and damaged several tombstones as it fell.

The old pioneer cemetery is currently in the process of being restored, and some of the already-restored tombstones were damaged when the tree fell.

Shelia Hines, Jackson Township trustee, says as weather conditions become more favorable the process of repairing the damaged stones will begin.


‘Bowl for Kenya’ raising missionary trip funds

Huntington County woman Elizabeth Bischoff will be raising money for a mission trip to Kenya with a "Bowl for Kenya" on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington.

For an entry fee, participants will be able to bowl three games, including getting their bowling shoe rentals for free, with awards going to the top three bowlers.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets and salsa and bake sales.

Walk-ins are welcome, or bowlers can sign up by Friday, April 4.


Visitor Bureau launches new branding strategy

The Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau has announced that it is launching a new branding strategy for the county.

"Do More in Huntington County" will kick off in April via a series of radio spots that will run on BEST 95.1 FM (formerly Majic) and sister station FUN 101.7, targeting the Northeast Indiana area and, specifically, neighboring Allen County.


Training the troops

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Kievskii Cuirassiers stand to attention as Rachel Platt, astride her horse Sunny, goes through maneuvers on Saturday, March 29, at Manasseh Stables in Roanoke. The historic interpretive group, members of the New Sotterlee Project, focuses on training soldiers and horses in 17th and 18th century warfare techniques. J.H. Northrop, director of the organization, says the group will host a Renaissance fair at its Huntington property in September.


Drew and Harold are Junior Rotarians for April

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School students Jessie Drew and Sam Harold have been selected as the Huntington Rotary Club's Junior Rotarians for April.

Drew is the daughter of Leanne Drew, of Lagrange. She plans to study physical therapy and work with special needs children after graduation. At HNHS, she has participated in volleyball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Athletic Board, Freshman Mentoring and tutoring.

Harold is the son of Terri Bonbrake, of Huntington, and Michael Harold, of Huntington. He is leaning towards obtaining a degree in business management.


Lincoln Elementary students take a trip to the 500 Motor Speedway

Lincoln Elementary students are among thousands of Hoosier fourth-grade students who will learn about Indiana's motorsports culture through the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health. Lincoln Elementary attended one of the eight study trips to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 1.


Troop 130 to present colors at Pacers tilt

Boy Scout Troop 130 will present the colors at the Indiana Pacers home game on Sunday, April 6, at a game played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis.

The game will be televised on Fox Sports and the NBA Channel, beginning at 6 p.m.

Six scouts and two adult leaders will present the American flag and the troop's flag during the national anthem.

Thirty-four people from the scout troop, including parents, will attend the game.

The troop meets on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Life Church, 900 E. State St., Huntington.



Bob Evans named Business of Month

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce representatives and Bob Evans employees gather on Wednesday, March 26, to celebrate the restaurant being named Business of the Month for April. Pictured are (front row from left) Belinda Clancy, of Markle Heath & Rehabilitation; Shelley Miller, Bob Evans server; Joshua Price, Bob Evans cook; Emily Donaldson, Bob Evans kitchen prep; Kathryn Fishbaugh, Bob Evans host; Nick Diffenbaugh, Bob Evans general manager; Mindy Muchow, of Tipton House; Sue Rumple, of Beacon Credit Union and Terry Miller, of Real Living Ness Bros.


Huntington Catholic School names 3Q perfect attendance

Huntington Catholic School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Abram Klausing, Josephine Kline and Sabrina Woolard.

First grade
Kaitlynn Fowerbaugh, Penelope Harrell, Augustus Kline, Chase Lyons, Karrigan Melcher, Grant Rosen, Samantha Stetzel, Justin Teusch and Garrett Thomas.

Second grade
Alexandria Campbell, Adam Holzinger, Averic Klausing and Jax Mickley.


Andrews announces perfect attendance for 3Q

Andrews Elementary School has announced students earning prefect attendance in the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Isabell Green, Hannah Leonard, Evan Maul, Ava Scheiber, Joash-Nehemiah Bingham, Bostan Krallman, Emily Perdue, Carter Smith, Garrett Pohler, Olivia Rosen and Mikaila Wilburn.


RMS 8th grade students receive Kiwanis accolades

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Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Riverview Middle School's outstanding eighth-graders who were selected by the school's staff for their individual accomplishments.

Larissa Johnson, daughter of the late Doug and Lori Johnson, and Ben Warpup, son of Brian and Nicole Warpup, received the honors.


HCS announces 3Q honor roll

Huntington Catholic School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's
Fourth grade - Josie Eckert, Morgan Hasty, Kendra Sandlin, Katie Smith and Kennedy Stecher.

Fifth grade - Olivia Godfroy, Lillian Holzinger and Seth Scheiber.

Sixth grade - Jessica Hartmus and Graham Scher.

Seventh grade - Dylan Hasty and Olivia Jablonski.

Eighth grade - Garrett Scheiber.


Set Pizza Hut fund-raiser

Pizza Hut will host a fund-raiser on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., with funds benefitting the Andrews Summer Festival.

The festival fund will receive $1 for each buffet sold, as well as tips.

Committee members will wait on tables as guests have a meal.

Huntington Pizza Hut is located at 101 Frontage Rd.



In the air

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Taylor Mooberry takes a leap over a bar held by parent volunteer Keely Oswald during the Flint Springs Elementary School Wellness Fair on Friday, March 28. Each of the classes presented sessions on different topics, including body systems, mental and emotional health, nutrition and more, and students participated in physical exercises in the school gym.


The TAB to publish special Holy Week services on April 14

The TAB will publish special worship services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday on Monday, April 14.

To be included in the listing, information on the services must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 10, at noon.

Information may be emailed to, faxed to 356-1177 or mailed to PO Box 391, Huntington, IN 46750.



Heritage Days to feature pair of car shows at this year’s festival

Heritage Days will have two car shows as a part of this year's festivities.

Friday evening, June 20, will bring a Downtown Car Show/Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The original Friday evening car show will move to Saturday, June 21, at Huntington North High School from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Salamonie announces perfect attendance students for 3Q

Salamonie School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Anna Clampitt, Blaine Freiburger, Ava Green, Nevin Hines, Keaton Jones, James Linker, Abigail Michaud, Erika Moreland, Jakira Morris and Hailey Pursifull.


Roanoke names honor roll students for third quarter

Roanoke Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's
Third grade - Grant Beckner, Avey Bonewitz, Marison Bowers, Audrie Bowman, Bryce Colclesser, Alyse Geiger, Trey Gerber, Emma Holzinger, Renee Peterson, Faith Plasterer, Ashlee Schwieterman, Taylor Vetor and Savanna Wilson.


Erie Railroad workers to meet for breakfast at local VFW April 5

The Erie Railroad workers will meet for breakfast at the local VFW on West Park Drive at 8 a.m. this Saturday, April 5.

All railroad workers, and their friends and family, are welcome.