Historic Forks to highlight features at Summer Open House on Aug. 27

The Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington, will host a Summer Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Summer Open House is an expanded version of the Historic Forks’ Senior Day at the Forks event, an annual outing geared toward Senior Citizens. Increased interest in the park led organizers to open up the event to anyone curious about the Historic Forks’ museum and historic buildings.

Results for county youth at SF dairy cattle show

Here are the results of how Huntington County 4-H members placed in the 4-H Dairy Cattle Show held at the Indiana State Fair:

Class 2, Winter Heifer Calf, born Dec. 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2019
Devin Pearson, 14th place.

Class 3, Fall Heifer Calf, born Sept. 1, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2018
Dyson Pearson, llth place; Braylon Beekman, 16th place.

County 4-H members show up big at state fair swine show

Here are the results of how Huntington County 4-H members placed in the 4-H Swine Show held at the Indiana State Fair:

Class 14, 4-H Berkshire Barrow
Reece Boxell, participation.

Class 9, 4-H Berkshire Gilts
Clayton Johnson, participation.

Indiana Senate offers paid internships

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring semester internships to college students, recent college graduates and graduate students during the 2020 legislative session.

Full-time positions are available in many departments, including legislative, legal, policy, communications, multimedia and information technology. Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore.

Benefits include a biweekly stipend, scholarship and academic credit opportunities, professional development, community involvement and networking.

Bowers pair at summer jewelry buying show

Shonah Landes (second from right) and Penny Cuttriss (right) from Bowers Jewelers meet with Jerry Chicone (left) and Diane Pelia at the H.L. Manufacturing booth during the 2019 Retail Jewelers Organization Summer Buying Show held recently in Schaumburg, IL.
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Penny Cuttriss and Shonah Landes from Bowers Jewelers recently attended the exclusive 2019 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Summer Buying Show in Schaumburg, IL.

The three-day event, themed “Summer Celebration,” provided jewelers from around the nation the opportunity to purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices, share business ideas, network with peers and check out the latest industry trends.

Eherenman named to 2020 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ edition

Robert Eherenman
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Haller & Colvin, P.C. has announced that Attorney Robert W. Eherenman was listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Eherenman was recognized in the practice area of Land Use, Zoning Law and Real Estate Law.

Eherenman is a resident of Roanoke.

Responding as one

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of Huntington County law enforcement, fire, emergency management and EMS work together to save the life of a would-be victim during an active-shooter training session at Huntington University’s “Hub” on Friday, Aug. 16. The session, taught by Indiana Department of Homeland Security Rescue Task Force/Tactical Trainer Mark Litwinko, focused on integrating response, good communication and patient care between the agencies to facilitate handling potential shooter situations.

Septic company started to answer demand for service

Jeremy Dyke has opened J&S Septic Service, in Huntington. The business pumps septic tanks, inspects tanks and locates tank lids.
Photo by Steve Clark.

J&S Septic is open for business in Huntington.

Jeremy Dyke started the business four months ago, after spending a few years monitoring the demand for septic services in the area, which he says has overwhelmed area providers.

“The county needed it,” says Dyke of his business. “So, we were like, ‘You know what? Let’s get our piece of the pie.’”
J&S Septic pumps septic tanks, inspects tanks and locates tank lids.

Aside from Huntington County, the business will also serve surrounding counties.

Announce Senior Center events for coming week

Here is a listing of events happening in August at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Aug. 26
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

OCRA says second round of CDBG is open

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has announced that the second round of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for the year is open.

The following programs are accepting applic-ations this round:

– Main street revitalization.

– Public facilities.

– Stormwater improvements.

– Wastewater/drinking water.

Celebration of Hope to hail one year of local Celebrate Recovery meetings

Celebration of Hope, an event commemorating the one-year anniversary of Celebrate Recovery meetings in Huntington, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Peter’s First Community Church.

The event, sponsored by Huntington Downtown, will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a motorcycle ride. From noon to 2 p.m., lunch will be served. There will also be live music and a guest speaker.

Celebrate Recovery meetings focus on any type of addiction or problems that people are struggling to overcome.

St. Peter’s First Community Church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Getting ready

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By the Book teachers (from left) Stephanie Thompson, Debbie Hersey and Kathie Mower meet in advance of By the Book classes starting on Monday, Aug. 26. These classes, focusing on religious education, are held weekly and offered to all students in the Huntington County Community School Corporation, with a signed permission slip.

State gives Simon family farm Centennial Award

Members of the Simon family celebrate receiving the Hoosier Homestead Farm award Friday, Aug. 9, at the Indiana State Fair. Pictured are (front row from left) Lane Simmons, Maggie Simmons and Worth Simmons;  (second row from left) Lisa Gilbert, Mary Simon, Deborah Simmons, Aaron Simmons and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch; and (back row from left) Director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler, Matt Gilbert, Steve Simon and Dwight Simon. The Simon farm is located near Roanoke.
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Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a new record in the program’s 40-year history. Those honored included the Simon family of rural Roanoke, whose farm, begun in 1919, qualifies it as a Centennial Award farm.

The award was presented Aug. 9 at the Indiana State Fair.

HW holds Women’s Night Out

Healing Waters Ministry, in Mt. Etna, is holding a Women’s Night Out event on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the church at 6 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to anyone in the community, will feature speaker Willa Sprunger, of Berne. Following Sprun-ger’s presentation, refreshments will be served.

Healing Waters Ministry is located at 5811N-606S, Mt. Etna.

Warren Scout Troop 126 to host flag retirement ceremony Aug. 28

Warren Scout Troop 126, with the assistance of Markle and Warren veterans, will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Warren Scout Cabin, located behind Heritage Pointe on Scout Cabin Road.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Those attending are asked to bring their own seating.