Community

Big deal of the day


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Heidi Gartley (left), of Union City, MI, finds a great deal on a coffee pot for only $5 at the annual Forks of the Wabash rummage sale Saturday, April 11. Awaiting her turn to pay for her finds is Gartley’s friend, Annette Shively, of Andrews (center), as Forks volunteer Marvin Eltzroth (right) stands by to make the sale.

‘Pawsing’ to enjoy a good tale


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Marley Willcox, 6, of Huntington (right), reads to “Daisy,” a golden retriever owned by Sharon Ernst (center), during a Paws-to-Read session Saturday, April 11, at Huntington City-Township Public Library. Several children read to the registered therapy dogs as encouragement to read aloud and improve their skills. Marley is the daughter of Adam and Kassy Willcox.

Local Huntington University students participate in research forum

Twenty-four Huntington University students, including eight from Huntington County, participated in the HU Student Senate’s annual Academic Research Forum on Wednesday, April 15.

The forum provides students with an opportunity to make presentations on topics related to their majors.

Jillian Fetters, of Huntington, discussed “Personality Assessments of Women Wearing Makeup.” She is a senior majoring in communication studies.

Metro Kiwanis makes donation to youth sports programs at PAL, YMCA

Celebrating donations to PAL and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA are (from left) John Mason, Metro Kiwanis president; police officer Ben Spurgeon; Lisa Leist, president-elect, Metro Kiwanis; and YMCA Sports Director Tim Allen.
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Huntington Metro Kiwanis President John Mason and President-Elect Lisa Leist recently presented a check to both the PAL Club and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA for support and sponsorship of youth ball teams at the PAL and YMCA.

Metro Kiwanis also provides scholarships to local youth and supports projects such as the Ronald McDonald House, County Spelling Bee, Terrific Kids, Lap Reading, Scholarships and Boy Scouts.

Revival begins at First Freewill Baptist

The First Freewill Baptist Church will be having revival services starting tonight, Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. through Sunday morning at 11 a.m. There will be different preachers for each service.

Following the Sunday morning worship there will be a dinner prepared by the church women.

The church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave.

The public is invited.

Business leaders to discuss Stoicism

Del Doughty
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Huntington University’s honors program will host a panel discussion featuring business leaders from northeast Indiana at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 20.

The panel will include Matt Geyman, director of operations at Latham International; Emily Harris, co-owner of Two-EE’s Winery; and John Sampson, president/CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

The discussion will take place in Longaker Recital Hall located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The event is free and open to the public.

Local auctioneer Eckert recently completes 2nd year CAI courses

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

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

The three-year CAI designation is earned after an intensive, executive development program offering professional auctioneers instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, communication, finance, strategic planning and marketing.

Pathfinder seeking cotton item donations

Brian Sommers processes donated materials into industrial wipes at Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing. The facility is seeking donations of light to medium weight cotton and cotton blend materials.
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Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing, a division of Pathfinder Services, is seeking donations of light to medium weight cotton and cotton blend materials to be manufactured into and sold as industrial wipes.

Suitable fabrics include T-shirts, towels, blankets, linens and similar items.

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing supplies the industrial wipes to the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation and other agencies in Indiana.

Vocational honors


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School students who are top achievers in the school’s vocational programs were honored Monday, April 13, by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Students honored included (front row, from left) Chase Stephan, construction; Chase Stepler, transportation; Logan Green, Project Lead The Way; and Thomas Horn, manufacturing. Award sponsors were (back row, from left) Ken Kline, standing in for Builder’s Mart; Randy Seaman, of Bendix; Rich Heller, of Shuttleworth; and Sandy Seacott, of TCU.

Vocational honors


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School students who are top achievers in the school’s vocational programs were honored Monday, April 13, by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Students honored included (front row, from left) Jacob Leming, accounting; Brandon Spencer, information technology; Ashley Okuly, business; and Ashly Kochensparger, early childhood education.

First Federal parent announces net income increases 6 percent

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that net income increased $52,000, or 6 percent, to $892,000 (74 cents per diluted common share) for the first quarter, which ended March 31.

That compares to net income of $840,000 (69 cents per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2014.  

Vocational honors


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School students who are top achievers in the school’s vocational programs were honored Monday, April 13, by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Students honored included (front row, from left) Melayna Grover and Madison Phillips, both family and consumer science, and Megan Pressler, health services. Award sponsors are Rod Richison, standing in for Team Haneline Century 21 Bradley Realty; Lisa Smith, of Miller’s Merry Manor; and Katie Martin, of Huntington University.

Vocational honors


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School students who are top achievers in the school’s vocational programs were honored Monday, April 13, by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Students honored included (front row, from left) Connor Nash, CAD mechanical; Austin Laux, vocational automotive; Brandon Yeiter, I.C.E.; and Grant Pape, machine trades. Award sponsors were (back row, from left) Ken Kline, standing in for PHD; Ed Crouse, of Transwheel; Chris Troxell, of Schneider Electric; and Dominique Millard, of UTEC.

70 veterans to participate in April 22 Honor Flight

Seventy veterans will participate in the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana flight to Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 22, and the community is invited to help welcome them home.

The group is scheduled to return to the main terminal of Fort Wayne International Airport that evening, at approximately 9 p.m. A live band and the Patriot Guard Flag Corps will line the airport terminal,and community members are invited to join in the welcome home.

Updates on the return time will be posted on the group’s Facebook page, HFNEI.

Clear Creek alumni bqt. May 2 at Huntington University

The Clear Creek High School annual alumni banquet will be held on Saturday, May 2, at Huntington University.

A social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m.

All former students, teachers and friends are invited to attend. Invitations have been sent to former students whose current address is known.

Anyone from the classes of 1935, 1945, 1955 and 1965 will be recognized as the honored classes.

4-H fair board to meet April 21 to discuss plans for upcoming fair

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Board will meet Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier’s Park, Huntington.

The board will discuss continuing plans for the 85th Annual Huntington County 4-H Fair to be held July 17 to July 31.

For more information contact Julia Miller, jwickert@purdue.edu or 358-4826 at the Purdue Extension-Huntington County office, located in the County Courthouse Annex Building, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington.

Andrews Elementary announces honor roll students for third quarter

Andrews Elementary has honored the following students with the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

All As

Fifth Grade
Branson Bales, Peyton Barnard-Crum, Micah Beal, Grace Dill, Avery Drabenstot, Tyler Forst, Felisha Hensley, Landon Hethcote, Sonya Jackson, Garret Johnson, Foster McDonald, Haley Newton, Harrison Niswander, Alayna Pohler, Rebecca Rice, Cameron Richison, Zach Scheiber, Jamie Simpson, Jesse Simpson, Kaleb Stevenson, Elijah Straley, Lucas Thorn, Jacob Vereeke and Alaina Williamson.

Apps being taken for Drover Town rehab project

Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, and the City of Huntington announce that applications are being accepted for the second round of construction in the Communities for a Lifetime Drover Town Project.  

The City of Huntington was awarded more than $660,000 from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) in March of 2012.

County residents Carmichael, Ely on Saint Mary’s DL

Saint Mary’s College has announced that  Madison Carmichael, of Huntington, and  Olivia Ely, of Roanoke, have earned a place on the Fall 2014 dean’s list.

A student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale with at least 12 graded credit hours to earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s.

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic women’s liberal arts college located in Notre Dame.

End Time Prophecy conf. continues

An End Time Prophecy Conference continues this week at Christian Life Tabernacle, 943 Swan St., Huntington.

Sessions are tonight, April 16, and Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, April 19, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The first session was held on April 15.

The speaker is Evangelist M. Julien Ryder.

For more information, call Christian Life Tabernacle at 358-9100.

Lincoln Elementary honors top students for third quarter

Lincoln Elementary School has honored the following students with honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

All As
Second Grade
Natalie Adams, Kaydence Brock, Christopher Crider, Jeremiah Davenriner, Jaiden Eckert, Adison Elzey, Samantha Harris, Isaac Lahr, Lillian Lemke and Brendolyn Shaw.

Warren Church of Christ to celebrate 100 years

The Warren Church of Christ will celebrate its 100th anniversary in downtown Warren this weekend, April 18 and 19.

The church is located at the corner of Wayne and Third streets in a 100-year-old building that has been completely renovated. Community members are invited to attend the celebration.

Festivities begin on Saturday, April 18, with an open house from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a cookout from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Salamonie names honor roll students for 3Q

Salamonie Elementary School has honored the following students with the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

All As
Fifth Grade
Alexander Gallegos, Madison Herstad, Aurora Maul, Cam McCarver, Paige McCutcheon, Ken-nedy Mitchem, Nicholas Neuenschwander and Megan Ormiston.

Fourth Grade
Blaine Brown, Cadence Crouse, Zoe Erickson, Keaden Justice, Emily Manry, Matthew Martin, Emma Mounsey, Lucas Trickle and Abagayle Wright.

CFS accepting apps for Housing Choice Voucher Program

Community and Family Services will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list on April 27 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The program provides rental assistance to individuals and families who meet income guidelines. A limited number of vouchers are available each year and the wait list time is lengthy.

Applicants must bring copies (not originals) of the photo ID for everyone in the household 18 and older, Social Security card and birth certificate for everyone in the household and proof of disability or work status.

RTL announces Mother’s Day carnation sale

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 37th annual Mother’s Day Carnation Sale on May 8, 9 and 10.

Long-stemmed carnations, corsages and vases will be sold Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Right to Life office only, 34 E. Washington St., and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RTL office, JC Penney, The Trading Post, Family Dollar and Subway North store.

Long-stemmed carnations and corsages will also be sold at Saturday and Sunday Masses at St. Joseph, St. Catherine, St. Mary and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic churches.

‘Name That Choir’ contest for new group

Members of the new community choir for teens and adults with and without disabilities started by the Children’s Choir of Huntington County held their first rehearsal Monday, April 6. They are (front row, from left to right) Terra Rowley, Michael Paff, Elizabeth Rice, Melissa Anderson, Mia Cotton and Eve Rowley; (second row, from left to right) Darin Thomas, Autumn Hartford-Davis, Tori Harpole, Grace Rice, Belinda Cotton and Marilyn Dunten; (third row, from left to right) Sandy Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Ryan Thomas, Jodie Scher, Sabrina Hart, Chrissy Canvin and Sandy Wing; and (fourth row, from left to right) Denise Gilliland, director; Robert Anderson and Sue Nieman, accompanist.
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The Children’s Choir of Huntington County is holding a “Name That Choir” contest,  inviting residents to submit potential names for its newest choir.

The purpose of the new choir is to integrate and unite individuals within the community who do and do not have disabilities.

The prize will be gift cards from local retailers. The deadline for submissions is May 1.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute on April 16

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution on Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Food items will be available to Andrews/Dallas Township area residents at the former union hall located at 67 N. Snowden St., in Andrews.

No appointment is necessary. Food will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Those attending must bring their own boxes and containers.

Sharp divisions among candidates are shown during mayoral debate

Republican mayoral candidate Larry Buzzard (right) answers a question as candidates Brooks Fetters (left), the incumbent, and Greg Sprinkle (center) wait their turn during a debate on Thursday, April 9, at the Café of Hope.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sharp divisions among the Republican candidates for mayor emerged as three of the four hopefuls exchanged views on a variety of subjects, including city-county cooperation, during a Republican Party-sponsored debate Thursday evening, April 9, at Café of Hope.

A full house turned out to hear incumbent Mayor Brooks Fetters and challengers Greg Sprinkle and Larry Buzzard offer their views on topics ranging from economic development to the outsourcing of city services.

Making it official


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Friends and fellow business owners turned out on Tuesday, April 7, to help Trisha Abbott cut the ribbon to officially open her store, Mazie’s Flowers, in downtown Markle. Pictured are (from left) Kallie Burton, Marshia Slusser, Vicki Shepherd, Rita Haneline, Abbott’s daughter Briley Abbott, Abbott’s husband Brian Abbott, Abbott, Beth Blocker, Nadean Brown and Tracy Goetz. Mazie’s Flowers, located at 171 E. Morse St. in Markle, opened its doors March 2 and offers floral arrangements as well as garden-inspired gifts and home decor.

Historic Forks quilt show set for April 18

The 14th annual quilt show at the Historic Forks of the Wabash will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be a variety of quilted items on display. Quilters will demonstrate new quilting techniques both days.

Three local quilters will be demonstrating several of their quilts and giving a history of each one.

There is a quilters’ garage sale both days.

There is an admission fee. Children 5 and younger are free.

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