HU OTD program earns grant from foundation

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Huntington University’s doctoral program in occupational therapy has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation over a period of four years.

“Our first class of graduates in 2017 will be better prepared to serve others because of the foundation’s generosity,” Says Dr. Ann McPherren, vice president for strategy and graduate/-adult programs and professor of business and economics.

Sheep producers to discuss 4-H sheep project

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse Annex to discuss items related to the 4-H sheep project.

Topics for discussion include possible rule changes and improvements for the 2016 4-H Fair. All 4-H sheep members and interested producers are asked to attend this meeting.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.

Roudebush brings years of experience to pastry shop

Anna Roudebush, of Roanoke, puts the finishing touches on top of mini carrot-cake cupcakes on Thursday, Aug. 27, in her shop, Proper Pastry. Roudebush combines her European and American pastry experience with her own personal style in her creations.
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Roanoke’s newest bakery, Proper Pastry, is reaching for the pinnacle in pastry products, with a chef that has both European and American pastry experience in her background.

Anna Roudebush, who grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Huntington North High School in 2001, received an associate’s degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in food service management from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, NC.

Event aims for parents and teens

College Park Church will hold a simultaneous teen concert and parent seminar on Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crestview Middle School.

Teens in sixth through 12th grade can hang out, play games and enjoy a concert by Christian rock band Attaboy.

Parents of teens will have the opportunity to engage with nationally known speaker and licensed mental health counselor Paige Clingenpeel as she addresses issues facing teens and their fam-ilies today and gives guidance for parenting teenagers.

No registration is necessary.

Friendly students

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Roanoke Elementary School students celebrate being recognized as having the life skill of friendship during the week of Aug. 17. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Avery Kaiser, Aaron Foster, Gwenyth Kiser and Kristen Plasterer; (middle row, from left to right) Dean VanRyn, Jesalyn Klopfenstein, Ross Cuttriss, Clayten Bustos, Audrey Crawford and Tessa Prilaman; and (back row, from left to right) Lawson Fairchild, Alazai Larkey, Daniel Zook, Beth Tallman, Faithlyn Bennett, Max Robrock, Bram McCracken and Heidi Zook.

Sept. 5 breakfast will raise funds for Warren pantry

Members of Warren area churches will sponsor a pancake and whole hog sausage breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knight Bergman Civic Center, Warren.

The event will take place in cooperation with the Warren Area Tractor Pull, which will be in progress just down the hill from the Knight Bergman Center.

The Salamonie Valley Museum, located inside the center, will be open to the public during the same hours. The museum contains many exhibits from the Warren area and the U.S.S. Salamonie, a U.S. Navy warship.

‘Flying Fortress’ flies in to Huntington airport on Labor Day

The Yankee Lady, a vintage “Flying Fortress” used as a heavy bomber during World War II, will visit the Huntington Municipal Airport on Monday, Sept. 7. Visitors can purchase tickets for tours of the plane as well as rides.
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The Yankee Lady, the Yankee Air Museum’s award winning B-17G, will visit the Huntington Municipal Airport as part of its 70th anniversary tour.

The bomber will fly in Sunday evening, Sept. 6, and be at the local airport, 1365 Warren Rd., Huntington, all day on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. Self-guided tours and Flight Experience rides will be available beginning at 9 a.m.

United Way will kick off new campaign Sept. 25

United Way of Huntington County will kick off its 2015 campaign on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club, 608 E. State St., Huntington.

Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations should be sent by Sept. 18 to or by calling 356-6160.

Medicare expert to offer workshop at HCTPL

Questions about Medi-care will be answered in an upcoming session held at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

An expert from Humana will hold a Medicare Basics workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop is open to all—and especially those newly eligible or those turning 65 in the next 12 months. It will cover information on the various Medicare options, how to sign up and more.

The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Reunion set for CCC vets

Veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps, their family and friends are invited to a reunion at Brown County State Park on Sept. 26.

The reunion is an annual event hosted by Indiana State Parks to recognize the work of the CCC in developing parks in Indiana and elsewhere.

Attendees are encouraged to bring photo albums, memorabilia and other items to share.

Participants should meet at the Friends of Brown County Shelter House near the nature center at 10:30 a.m. for introductions, sharing of photos, stories and a short presentation.

HPPH running ‘special’ to get more cats adopted

A lot of cats and kittens are waiting for homes at the Helping Paws Pet Haven, and their two-legged friends want to find homes for them in the next month. They hope that offering a reduced price in the adoption fee through the end of September will help find forever homes for the felines.

“Our main mission at Helping Paws is to find just the right parents for each and every one of our little orphans,” says Betsy Bilyew, operational manager at the Helping Paws Adoption Center. “At our hearts, we feel that they each deserve their very own family and very own home.”

Miller is new manager at iAB’s branch office in Ossian

Cassie Miller has been named branch manager of the Ossian office of iAB financial bank.

Miller has been with iAB for more than five years and previously served as teller, personal banker and universal banker.

She earned an associate’s degree from Ivy Tech Community College in 2013. She has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters and volunteers with her church.

PHD’s expansion makes it player in automation

Thomas Allred (third from left), assistant vice president of PHD, Inc. Huntington Operations, accepts a check in the amount of $28,000 in CEDIT funds from Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall, in support of the company’s Phase 2 expansion project. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Commissioner Rob Miller, Commissioner Larry Buzzard, Allred, Wall and PHD Controller Mark Searles.
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Many people around Huntington know PHD  Inc. as the company that makes machines and molds for soda and water bottles. But on the heels of a major expansion, PHD’s management showcased the manufacturer’s versatility in making parts and products that support the automation industry.

“We used to say, if it needs pushed, pulled, turned or picked up or placed somewhere, we make something that will do it for you,” says Thomas J. Allred, assistant vice president of Huntington Operations. “That’s a lot of different products.”

Huntington library to host open house for home-schoolers Sept. 17

The Huntington City-Township Public Library invites all parents and children involved in homeschooling to come to the library’s Home School Open House on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This open house is an opportunity to discover materials and services the library has to offer for homeschooling families and programs.

The event will feature a child activity, library tours, an exploration of print and online library resourcesand an opportunity to meet and chat with library staff.

Genealogy meeting to focus on using Google research applications

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The Huntington County Genealogy Society will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The speaker this month is Vi Tester, reference/adult services librarian for the Wells County Library. Tester has been at the Wells County Library Genealogy Department since 1992. Her topic will be “Google for Genealogists.”

She will discuss Google Books and Google Newspapers and Google Translate.

She will also give some guidelines to help when doing a general or advanced searches.

Four local Questa Scholars chosen

The Questa Education Foundation has announced the 2015-2016 Questa Scholars, including local students, all graduates of Huntington North High School:

• Katelynn Farley, attending Huntington University.

• Elissa Garretson, attending Indiana Wesleyan University.

• Kaitlyn Oswalt, attending Huntington University.

• Rachel Platt, attending Huntington University.

Civil Air Patrol heads up emergency training

Several organizations from Huntington County participated in a training exercise coordinated by the Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol Aug. 22 and 23.

Participants trained for emergencies that may occur in Indiana, coordinating both ground crews and aircrews to simulate disaster relief, missing persons and missing aircraft missions.

Local participants included the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency, the Salvation Army and the Huntington Municipal Airport.

Battle of the Businesses

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PHD employee Danny Thomas (right) hands a container he just emptied out to coworker Kurt Gamble at the Huntington County Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Saturday, Aug. 29. Thomas, Gamble and others from PHD helped organize the ReStore’s trailer in fulfillment of the community service portion of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s Battle of the Businesses challenge.

Chairity check

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Tim Allen (front left) and his wife, Penny, of Huntington, check out the 'competition" of cleverly-decorated chairs to be auctioned off as a Special Olympics fund-raiser at the Harvest Craft Show and Chairity Auction on Saturday, Aug. 29, in Heritage Hal lat the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Huntington University students take the 'plunge'

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Huntington University freshman (from left) Kasey Carney, of Alexandria; Kylie Barker, of Woldocttville; and Heidi Tucker, of Chesterton paintin a concession stand building at Elmwood Park in Huntington as part of the annual Huntington University Plunge, in which college freshman go out into the community and do civic-minded work on their first weekend on campus.

Decorating her own crown

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Eliana DeRoo (left), 3, of Roanoke, gets a helping hand from Miss Northeast 2016 Emily Mishler, of Goshen, as she decorates her own princess corwn with colorful stickers at the Princess Party in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Aug. 29. DeRoo is the daughter of Rusty and Nikki DeRoo.

HU Move-In Day

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Shelby Harkness, a Huntington University freshman, gets her bedding sorted out during the school’s Move-In Day on Friday, Aug. 28.

Huntington County Free Health Clinic is accepting new patients

The Huntington County Free Health Clinic is accepting new patients.

To be eligible to receive services from the clinic, patients must be between the ages of 18 and 65 years.
Patients must submit proof of income each year for everyone in the household.

Those who did not work or file taxes during the previous year must present a third-party letter, stating that the applicant had no income and filed no taxes. The letter must be signed and notarized, which can be done at no charge at a library or bank.

Applicants must also submit a Medicaid denial letter.

Grounds maintenance

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Jerry LaCroix, Casey Sellers and Antonio Velez (from left) smooth out landscaping rocks around the shrubs outside the Huntington County Jail on Monday morning, Aug. 24. They were among four jail trusties who volunteered to spend a few hours in the sunshine helping Sheriff Terry Stoffel freshen up the landscaping.

Two Dudes concert will benefit Riley Hospital

Two Dudes in Flip Flops will bring their “trop rock” sound to the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke, for a Sept. 25 show benefitting Riley Hospital for Children.
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Two Dudes in Flip Flops will headline a “beach party” on Sept. 25 in Roanoke to raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children.

Guests are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts for the evening, to be held at the Cottage Event Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

A cash bar will be available and food prepared by 124 Catering can be purchased.

A day of remembrance

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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (seated) reads a proclamation on Monday, Aug. 24, designating Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, as SPC Chad D. Clements Recognition Day. Clements, an army enlistee, was killed in action in Afghanistan on that day in 2010. With Fetters are Danielle Clements (left), Clements’ sister, and Joshua Bowers, a longtime friend of Clements.

Parks Department offers craft classes

Several Make-It-Take-It craft classes are offered in September by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department.

The classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lions Club facility, located at 1103 W. Park Drive, across from Sunken Gardens.

Classes are:

• Sept. 1 — kitchen and garden, featuring rope-wrapped pots and painted wooden spoons.

• Sept. 8 — fall décor, featuring crepe paper pumpkins and aluminum foil leaf art.

• Sept. 15 — Christmas crafts, comprised of vintage-look decoupage ornaments and sock snowmen.

Zabel wins grill in fest drawing

Dale Zabel, of Warren, was the winner of the raffle held by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671 during the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Zabel won a Charbroil gas grill and a gift certificate to Lengerich Meats, of Zanesville.

The prizes were donated by Markle Hardware, Mark Schaufelberger and Whitney McBride.

Evaluations set for potential therapy dogs, owners

The Huntington team of Three Rivers Visiting Dogs will hold an evaluation session on Sept. 21 for handlers and dogs interested in becoming involved in the program.

The session will be held at 6:30 p.m. at The Heritage of Huntington. The evaluators will determine if the dogs and handlers are good candidates for the program. Dogs should be calm, non-aggressive and have basic obedience skills.

An eight-week class will begin after the evaluation session.

Special delivery

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Mike Lovett of Polar King Transport, Fort Wayne, works on putting the pieces of a United States Air Force T-33 together after the plane was delivered to the veterans’ memorial at Memorial Park, in Huntington. The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, produced between 1948 and 1959, was used as a jet trainer aircraft.