HU ice rink dedication

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton welcomes supporters to a dedication ceremony for the university’s new ice rink Monday evening, Jan. 26, with HU student body president Aron Tan to her left. Special guests at the ceremony, being distracted by Fort Wayne Komets hockey team mascot Icy D. Eagle, are Komets players Kaleigh Schrock (left) and Mike Embach (second from left). The purchase and installation of the temporary rink was a student-led project and will be open to HU students, faculty and staff. Students voted to name the facility “The Frozen Forest.”

Chamber to host state of city address Feb. 6

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Brooks Fetters.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a state of the city address by Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters on Feb. 6.

Fetters will update chamber members on several key initiatives on his agenda for 2015 and review accomplishments in 2014. His address will be followed by a question and answer session.

The event will take place at Café of Hope beginning at 7:30 a.m. The chamber will provide coffee.

Arts council honors five from Huntington North

Huntington North High School Artists of the Month are (front row, from left to right) Jacob Vinson, Caleb Cross, Katelynn Farley, teacher Kortney Brubaker holding student Kylie Frederick’s picture and Jessica Fowler. Teachers (back row, from left to right) are Nick Altman and Michele Santa.
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The LaFontaine Arts Council has honored five Huntington North High School students as Artists of the Month for January.

They are Jacob Vinson, Amanda Cross, Katelynn Farley, Kylie Frederick and Jessica Fowler.

Vinson was nominated by Nick Altman, radio instructor. Altman says, “Jacob has been a reliable broadcaster for boys’ and girls’ basketball games the last two seasons.”

Vinson is the son of Ron and Rachel Vinson.

Lions help Roanoke school put books in library

Jerry Anderson (left), of the Roanoke Lions Club, presents Roanoke Elementary School Library Media Clerk Tammy Winans (center) and Chris Tillett, principal of Roanoke Elementary School, with a donation used to purchase 10 books for the school’s library.
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Roanoke Elementary School recently purchased 10 library books with donations made by the Roanoke Lions Club. Money was raised  through a variety of events in 2014.

Media Clerk Tammy Winans says the donations were used to purchase the following books for the school library:

• “Dolphin Tale: The Junior Novel.”

• “Dolphin Tale 2: Junior Novel.”

• “Fly Guy’s Amazing Tricks” by Tedd Arnold.

• “Jackpot” (the sixth in the Swindle series by Gordon Korman).

• “Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea.”

Master Gardeners to kick off speaker series with Louanne Kaye on Feb. 4

The first installment of the 2015 public series sponsored by Huntington County Master Gardeners will be held on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Master gardener Louanne Kaye will present “Glass Garden Art.”

She will demonstrate how to make towers out of glass. She glues together clear glass plates, wine glasses, cups, saucers, or other glass items to create a tower of four or five pieces. Usually she tops the tower with a candle.

These totems may be used to create interest spots in gardens or on porches.

List upcoming events at Andrews Elementary School

Upcoming events for Andrews Elementary School include:

Monday, Feb. 2 - Fifth grade boys and girls basketball game at 4 p.m. at Andrews (vs. Roanoke); cookie dough sales begin.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Fifth grade boys and girls basketball pictures, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 - 30 minute delay start; fifth grade boys and girls basketball game at Lancaster at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5 - Treblemakers meet after, school  until 5 p.m.

Voc. tech. center to offer open enrollment

The Huntington Vocational Technical Center, the future home of the Huntington County Community Learning Center, will offer open enrollment classes this semester.

All classes will be run through Ivy Tech Corporate College at the College’s Huntington location, 2201 N. Jefferson St., in Huntington.

The following classes will be available:

• CNC Machine Operator, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 24 to May 21.

• OSHA 10-Hour—General Industry, 8 a.m. to noon from March 16 to March 18.

Schroeder new PHH media relations specialist

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Maria Schroeder.

Maria Schroeder has joined Parkview Huntington Hospital as the community/media relations specialist.

Schroeder has more than five years of marketing experience. She previously assisted with Parkview Foundation’s Cookin’ Men committee.

Schroeder graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentrating in marketing. She completed her Master of Business Administration at Taylor University.

iAB parent company announces second straight record quarter

Independent Alliance Banks Inc., the holding company of iAB financial bank, has announced financial performance as of Dec. 31, 2014.

IAB’s 2014 fourth quarter earnings reflected its second consecutive record for financial performance. Net income for 2014 fourth quarter was $2.8 million, compared to $2.1 million in 2013 fourth quarter, a 33 percent gain. Net income for 2014 increased 26 percent at $9.3 million, compared to $7.4 million at year end 2013. Earnings per share for 2014 was $2.29 compared to $1.81 in 2013.

Financial highlights include:

Local Farm Bureau offering six scholarships this year

Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc. is offering six $500 scholarships for this year’s graduating seniors or students enrolled in a two or four year accredited college program.

Parents, guardians or applicant must hold a current Indiana Farm Bureau Inc. membership and must be a resident of Huntington County.