Announce Senior Center events for week of Jan. 20 through 24

Here is a listing of events happening in January at the Huntington County Senior Center:
Monday, Jan. 20
• 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, Jan. 21
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• January birthday celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

HU’s Step Forward gets anonymous $1 million gift

Step Forward, Huntington University’s comprehensive campaign, recently received a $1 million anonymous estate gift.

“The overwhelming support of the Forester Family continues to amaze us,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “This gift will make a significant impact both toward our goals for the comprehensive campaign and for the university.”

Officially launched in October of last year, Step Forward is a $40 million comprehensive cam-paign aimed at taking the university to the next level as an institution.

Spinning wheel

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Five students from Roanoke Elementary School, (front row from left) Aidan Kline and Tyler Cassidy; and (back row from left) Matthew Gross, Kristen Cassidy and Tyler Gross, have been working before and after school to complete a Ferris wheel using a K’NEX Amusement Park set. Their project, which includes a motor to move the Ferris wheel, was completed on Jan. 10.

Pathfinder Services’ culture taking new direction

Michael Smull (upper right), of Support Development Associates, leads a session of training for Pathfinder Services employees. The organization is focusing on developing person-centered thinking, planning and practices for its staff.
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Pathfinder Services is working with Support Development Associates (SDA) to train employees at all levels of the organization in person-centered thinking, planning and practices.

Lincoln honors perfect attendance students

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

Briggs Bowen, Kade Boxell, Jazlyn Caley, Anneliese Freeman, Zachary Garrison, Valerie Jackson, Wyatt Thacker and Gabriel Tyner.

First Grade
Miles Allen, Riley Armstrong, McKinley Carpenter, Hunter Freeman, Oaklee Jones, Owen Layne, Vincent Nichols and Alexis Wine.

Gethsemane food distribution on Thursday

The Gethsemane Ministries food pantry will have a distribution on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its location at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

First Evensong concert of 2020 is pipe organ program

The first Evensong concert of 2020 will be given by Cindy Romano on Trinity United Methodist Church’s refurbished 1958 Möller pipe organ on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.

The theme for Romano’s program is classical works for organ that incorporate hymns and chorale tunes, as well as other types of church music. Among the composers represented are J.S. Bach, Johann Pachelbel and Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Rides to VA available for county’s veterans

Dedicating the vehicle that will be used to begin the new VTN – Veterans Transport Network – in Huntington County are members of American Legion Post 7 and other local officials who helped get the free service going for veterans. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) former Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters; current Mayor Richard Strick; Steve Garwood, second vice of Post 7; and VTN Coordinator Curt Juergens; and (back row from left) Chad Hammel, chief deputy of the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department; Post 7 Commander Stan Klosowski; Ed Hippensteel, Post 7 chaplain; and Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County veterans who need a ride to a Veterans Administration medical facility now have a new resource, with the launch of a new transportation service designed to meet their needs without cost.

Curt Juergens, who is the coordinator of the new Veterans Transport Network of Huntington County, says the mission of VTN is to provide veterans, or veterans with caregivers or a spouse who are unable to drive, free transportation provided by local volunteers.

Lincoln Elementary announces 2Q honor roll

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Second Grade
Lucian Cline, Isyabel Farthing, Jonah Fields, Brycan Hathaway, Jaylene Herber, Madeline Holley, Ethan Johnson, Arthur Kalhoefer, Ethan Loy, Aurie Martin, Lorelai Noland, Keva Perrin, Branson Rennaker, Samuel Reiger, Kasie Shively, Ruby Uresti-Reyes and Augustus Widmeyer.

Creating a winter scene

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Elizabeth Manes (left) and her mom, Karla Manes, both of Andrews, work on making pictures depicting winter-themed pictures at the craft workshop held Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. The scenes were created on glass and then framed.

Amity Lodge hails 145 years of Freemasonry

Amity Lodge 483 Free & Accepted Masons of Indiana’s new officers are (from left) Mark Johnston, Justin Wall, Matthew Doss, Mike Nightengale, Zac Carpenter, Ed Hershberger, Vern Neel and Robb Fultz. They were installed on Dec. 28, with Doss named worshipful master.

Amity Lodge 483 Free & Accepted Masons of Indiana celebrated 145 years of Freemasonry in Huntington County at its installation ceremony of officers on Dec. 28.

Matthew Doss was named worshipful master, Justin Wall was named senior warden and Steven Lafallotte was named junior warden.

Mark Johnston will serve as secretary, Les Howe will serve as treasurer and Vern Neel will continue to serve as chaplain. Robb Fultz moves to the senior deacon seat, Mike Nightengale moves to junior deacon and Bob Crispin will again sit as tyler.

Newton announces Indiana Sheriff’s Assn. to again give scholarships

Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton has announced that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.

There will be approximately 40 scholarships in the amount of $750 each awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association also offers scholarships

The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association offers scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.

IEHA is a state organization with a focus on continued education, leadership development and volunteer community support. This organization offers annual scholarships for all ages and in a variety of fields of education.

Horace Mann elementary names honor roll for second quarter

Horace Mann Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Clayton Ayoub, Carter Brewer, Adrian Brooks, Reece Davis, Patrick Flowers, Jasper Krumanaker, Gracie Lautzenhiser, Ellery Scheiber, Titus Schultz, Madolyn Smith, Chase Stecher, Luke Szelis and Marlene Willcox.

Fetters takes new role at Pathfinder Services Inc.

Brooks Fetters
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Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman has announced the hiring of Brooks Fetters as chief marketing and development officer. Fetters began his new role on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Fetters recently concluded his second term as mayor of the City of Huntington. Niederman said he is an accomplished executive leader whose career in Huntington has spanned more than two decades, with a strong focus on servant leadership. Fetters is well-acquainted with Pathfinder Services, having previously served on the Board of Directors.