Roanoke Memorial Chapel to host open house

Roanoke Memorial Chapel, known as “Roanoke’s Own Funeral Home,” will be hosting an open house event on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The funeral home is located at 240 Crestwood Drive, Roanoke.

Roanoke Memorial Chapel is owned and operated by Cindy Rice. For additional information, call 672-2507.

Tax penalty payments due

Delinquent tax payers now owe a penalty, as property taxes were due on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Penalty payments are due no later than Thursday, Dec. 10.

Indiana law requires the county treasurer to add a late payment penalty to the unpaid portions of the amounts due for each installment of property taxes.

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer addresses group

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Diane Hunter Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, addresses a small group before the proclamation signing that took place on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Kara Strass gives some of the history of her tribe

Kara Strass, Director of Miami Tribe Relations at the Myammia Center at Miami University, addresses a small group of people to introduce herself and some of the history of her tribe in Huntington before the proclamation signing that took place on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Cookie Walk canceled

Christ’s United Methodist Church in Roanoke has opted to cancel its annual Cookie Walk for 2020 due to COVID-19.

“We feel it is in best interest of those we serve with our delightfully wonderful cookies to adhere to the advice of the Huntington County Health Department at this time,” Rev. Carla Rice said, noting plans have started for 2021.

“We are making plans for the 2021 Cookie Walk to make it bigger and better. We thank all of you for your patronage in the past. We also want to take this time to wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas.”

Removing the ropes

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John Plasterer removes rope from an obstacle at the local fitness park near Lake Clare in Huntington. Other items taken down included the rope swing and climbing rope located on the kids’ obstacle course. Locals like Plasterer and Stan Bippus hope to see the park re-opened in the springtime.

Drive-through letter drop-off

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Local volunteers meet a drive-through Christmas in the City participant to give them Christmas treats and to drop their letters to Santa in the special mailbox made available for the letters. Christmas in the City featured a drive-through spot at the Huntington County Courthouse with a letter drop-off and a meet and greet with Santa and others like Snoopy, Buddy the Elf.

Free lunch available to community Dec. 5th

A free lunch will be available to the community on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The meal is sponsored by Trinity Church.

The lunch will be carry-out only and will be located at The Gathering Place, 547 Guilford St., Huntington, which is across from the church.

Special dividend available at FFSB

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $1 per share on the company’s common stock. The record date will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, and the payment date will be Wednesday, Dec. 23.

VFW Auxiliary discuss membership matters

The Auxilary to VFW Post No. 2689 held their regular meeting on Thursday, Nov 12, discussing new membership applications, previous meeting minutes, several communications and an update on unfinished business.

Drive-through chicken noodle dinner coming up Dec. 5

Huntington First Church of the Nazarene is hosting a drive-through chicken noodle dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. Orders are due Tuesday, Dec. 1.
One-size meal consists of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, roll, vegetable and dissert. Call Huntington First Church of the Nazarene at 356-1614 to place an order.
Pickup will be on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Door 10 carport at the church. Meals will be delivered to patrons’ vehicles. Payment is due at pick up.
The Huntington First Church of the Nazarene is located at 1555 Flaxmill Road, Huntington.

JJ Java to feature art from area youngsters

Featured are a few of the decorative cup sleeves that have been designed by local elementary school students. The sleeves will be available for hot drinks from JJ Java from Monday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 6, or as supplies last.
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Huntington County Community School Corporation elementary schools have partnered with JJ Java, a local coffee shop in Huntington, to produce custom-designed coffee sleeves to spread holiday cheer throughout the community. Each elementary school will have a designated day for their coffee sleeves during Feature Week at JJ Java, which is held during the first week of December.

A seatbelt solution for children

A young girl demonstrates the 2B Sheilds.
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Natalie Guenin Unger saw a need, determined a solution, and, working with her father, Mark Guenin, created 2B Shields to revolutionize a child’s travel experience giving children more protection and comfort.

In other words, Unger and Guenin have developed a product that keeps young children safer, physically and emotionally, and provides instant information to emergency providers in a crash situation.

Markle to host Christmas in Our Town

Those who are looking for a Christmas-themed event to take part in this year can look no further than the town of Markle. The annual Christmas in Our Town festivities will be held on Friday, Dec. 4.

Friday’s festivities, which will be held in Veteran’s Park, located on Sparks Street, begin with lighted luminaries at 5:30 p.m. and carriage rides running from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A live nativity and Candy Cane Café will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. and a tree lighting will be held at 7 p.m. Directly after the tree lighting, Santa will arrive at 7:05.

Zahn elected 2021 chairman of Indiana Bankers Assoc.

Michael Zahn
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Michael S. Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington, has been elected 2021 chairman of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Bankers Association.

The election took place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, during the virtual IBA Mega Reimagined Conference and Annual Convention. Zahn currently serves the IBA as first vice chairman and will become chairman effective Jan. 1, 2021.