Pathfinder Foundation taking fund requests

The Pathfinder Foundation is now accepting fund requests for 2013 from organizations who have received a 501 (c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Organizations requesting funds need to fill out the Request for Funding Form, which must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013.

Requests will be reviewed at the March meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 19.


Senior luncheon at Salamonie IC on Feb. 4 to feature hawk program

People age 50 and older are invited to the monthly Senior Monday carry-in luncheon on Feb. 4 at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Andrews.

The luncheon starts at noon. A program on red-tailed hawks will follow the meal.

Attendees should bring their table service, a prepared dish to share and a donation to help defray costs of the provided main dish. Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS) at 468-2127.


Kayleigh Mower on Anderson dean’s list

On Jan. 25, Anderson University announced the names of its students named to the dean's list for the fall 2012-2013 academic year.

Among the names was Huntington resident Kayleigh Mower.

To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale.



Tippy Toes owner knows importance of foot care for elderly and diabetics

Photo by Steve Clark.

In her experience as a home healthcare nurse, Mary Graves became aware of how important foot care was, especially for the elderly and diabetics.

That's why Graves decided to open Tippy Toes, a toenail trimming service, in Huntington.

"I have been a home healthcare nurse for many years and I trimmed people's toenails when doing home healthcare and I just decided that this is a need for the area and want to do that sort of thing full time," Graves says.


Five generations of the Clark family

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Over Christmas, five generations of the Clark family got together for a photo opportunity. (Seated, from left) are J.D. Hill, great-grandfather; Marge Clark, great great-grandmother; and Jayma Dalene Zahm, born April 15, 2011 and (back row, from left) Kelly Zahm, grandmother; and Jace Zahm, Jayma's father.


Looking for tracks

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Interpretive Naturalist Teresa Rody (right) helps Ceaten Brubaker identify animal tracks during the "Wild About Weather" preschool program presented by the Salamonie Reservoir's Interpretive Center on Wednesday, Jan. 23.


Hare Raisers to hold annual rabbit show Feb. 2

The Huntington County Hare Raisers Association will hold its annual rabbit show on Feb. 2 at Hier's Park.

This is open to anyone interested in the 4-H rabbit project.

Different breeds of rabbit will be on display for show and sale.

All who would like to browse or purchase a rabbit for 4-H are welcome.

Come early to get the best choice of rabbit.

All are welcome to come and assist with setting up for the show on Feb. 1 or help out with the show on Feb. 2.

Entry begins at 6 a.m. and the show starts at 9 a.m.


Sheriff’s association to again award college scholarships to students

On Monday, Jan. 28, Huntington County Sheriff Terry J. Stoffel 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 $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.


Hunter ed class set at Roush Feb. 2-3

Registration is still being accepted for a hunter education class to be offered Feb. 2 and 3 at the Roush Fish and Wildlife area office/service building.

The class is mandatory for all hunters born after Dec. 31, 1986. Sessions are held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, and participants must attend both sessions.

To register, visit



Victory Noll Center to have directed retreats

Victory Noll Center is offering "Way of the Desert" directed retreats, and participants may choose from a pair of four-day opportunities in February and March.

The first session runs from 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, and runs through 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The other session begins at 5:30 p.m., on March 3 and goes through 3:30 p.m., on March 6.


Victory Noll Center to host ‘Couples Night’ Feb. 15 for Friday night date

Victory Noll Center will host "Couples' Night" on Feb. 15, allowing couples to indulge in a Friday night date.

There will be appetizers, activities and conversations and sessions designed to refresh relationships.

The night is perfect for newlyweds or those couples who have spent a lifetime together.


Check donation

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The John & Gale Mann Foundation recently presented the Roanoke Public Library Building Corporation with a $5,000 donation to assist in relocating the library to a larger facility in the former coil factory located on Main Street, Roanoke. On hand for the donation during a recent concert at Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke, were (from left) Perry Collins, library board member, and Gale and John Mann.


Sheriff seeks tips on church burglaries

Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel is seeking the public's assistance in solving a string of church burglaries.

Stoffel says that 14 churches in Huntington, Wells, Blackford and Grant counties have been burglarized over the past two months.

Most of the victimized churches have been in rural areas and the crimes have occurred during the evenings, Stoffel says. The thieves have taken musical instruments and electronics from the buildings. Detectives have no leads on either the identity of the thieves or the whereabouts of the stolen items, he added.


Salamonie to offer naturalist classes

Members of the public can take classes to become certified Indiana Master Naturalists starting in March at Salamonie Lake.

The IMN program at the Salamonie Interpretive Center runs March 14 through May 16, mostly on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., with some Saturdays scheduled.

The program is sponsored by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, which serves J. Edward Roush Fish & Wildlife Area, Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes, and Ouabache State Park.


PE students at HU offer classes for home schools

Huntington University's physical education students will again offer a physical education program for home-schooled children ages 3 through fifth grade this spring.

Children will be placed into one of four developmental levels: preschool (ages 3 and 4 and one adult must participate with the child), grades K-1, grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. The nine class sessions will be offered from March to May.


Chairs go to area children

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Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671, Markle, recently made 40 teddy bear rocking chairs, distributing 37 of the chairs to area children over the Christmas season.

The recipients, age 4 and younger, included post members' families and other children in need.

The project was inspired by 20-month-old James Darren Middleton, son of Adam and Kristina Middleton and grandson of a Post 6671 member.


HCARS to meet tonight

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting is today, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Huntington County Jail, second floor, meeting room 1.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in becoming a HAM or knowing more about amateur radio.

Parking is available in the east parking lot or on State Street.



Five generations

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The arrival of Noah Michael Mauger on Nov. 24, 2012, completed five generations of his family. With the baby are (from left) his grandmother, Deanne Renee Scher Lucas, of Hebron; great-great-grandmother, Emma Jo Harris, of Huntington; great-grandmother, Donna Jean Harris Scher, of Huntington; and his mother, Elaine Nichole "Nicki" Lucas, of DeMotte.


Perry to speak at Forester Lecture

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Morgan Perry, a self-proclaimed "media missionary," will be at Huntington University on Feb. 7 to discuss sex slavery in the United States.

The Forester Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.
Perry is the executive producer of the documentary "Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth."

Perry, 25, has been a "media missionary" for nearly seven years with one of the largest Christian missions movements in the world, Youth With A Mission (YWAM).


Andrews Elementary announces 2Q honor roll

Andrews Elementary has announced students achieving honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Meredyth Ahlyse, Jayden Bolinger, Hannah Brown, Danita Clark, Kendyl Coles, Samantha Diehl, Bayleigh Double, Jordan Hofmann, Meg McDonald, Haileigh Nissley, Madison Reust, Nicholas Scheiber, Ryan Shipbaugh, Hunter Smith, Sierra Stout and Wilson Whicker.


Salamonie releases 2Q honor roll

Salamonie School has announced students achieving honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Hailey Alford, William Castillo, Logan Christian, Engelica Dickson, Sydney Smekens, Paige Starr and Lauren Trickle.

All A's and B's - Grace Asher, Brody Brown, Hannah Burnworth, Natalie Danals, Reuben Davis, Eliza Francka, Alivia Harmon, Kolson Herstad, Michael Kelly, Kate Leichty, Jaylin Loftis, Olivia Markley, Kaitlyn Martin, Jacob Miller, Zeck Myers, Jagger Nine, Erin Small, Corbin Snow and Carly Spangler.


Therapy clinic now open in Huntington

Photo by André B. Laird.

Chrissy Machielson, DPT, is senior therapist at Indiana Physical Therapy, located at 2916 Wal-Mart Drive, in Huntington.

Machielson says the clinic, which opened for business on Jan. 7, is part of a franchise.

"It was originally started by three therapists," she states. "Today, there are 12 locations in northeast Indiana."

Other offices are located in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Angola and Auburn, Machielson adds.

"We specialize in pain treatment," she says. "Prior to us being here, the only local option people had was the hospital."


Walking indoors

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Cynthia McMillan (far left), Denise Bradley (center) and Kathryn Airgood kick their feet up while walking during "Walk Indoors," a free exercise program provided by the Family Nutrition Program of the Purdue Extension Office, which started Wednesday, Jan. 16. The class is a six-week course meeting Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Family Life Building at Hier's Park.


Flint Springs names honor students

Flint Springs Elementary announces students whohave achieved honor roll status for the second grading quarter of the 2012-2013 academic year.

They are:

Grade Three
All A's - Jacob Daughtery, Drayton Dydasco, Zachary Hubartt, Chloe Kauffman, Carson Kitchen, Gregory Miller, Austin Oswalt, Logan Reichenbaugh, Mary Rittenhouse, Regan Slagel and Kiana Vincente.


Safety Council to hear Musick at next meeting

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Bill Musick, director of Loss Control Services for Hylant, will be the featured speaker.

Musick will discuss how the overlap between worksite wellness initiatives, safety programs and workers compensation can translate into cost savings for the employer when appropriate health and well-being interventions are introduced to the employee population.

He will also talk about OSHA compliance strategies and Worker's Compensation trends.


Huntington University ‘Pink Out’ will honor survivors

The Huntington University women's basketball team will host its annual "Pink Out" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the University's Merillat Complex.

The event, sponsored by Beacon Credit Union and Walmart, will include recognition of breast cancer survivors during halftime of the HU vs. Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's basketball game.


Union Cemetery meeting set

Union Cemetery will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

The church is located at 3688E-400N, Huntington.



Volunteers earn YSB recognition

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County celebrated its volunteers during an "appreciation banquet" on Thursday, Jan. 24, presenting special awards to the year's most appreciated adult and youth volunteers.

Terra and Mike Rowley, who open their home to children in crisis, received the Adult Volunteer of the Year award.


Optimists offering college aid

The Optimist Club is accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships.

The scholarships will be awarded to Huntington County residents who are high school seniors.

Applications are available at Huntington North High School and at the office of Matheny, Hahn, Denman & Nix, LLP.

The deadline for applications is April 3.

For more information, contact Jeremy K. Nix at 356-7030.



YSB presents Adult Volunteer of the Year award

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jan Williams (right), executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, presents the agency's Adult Volunteer of the Year award to Terra and Mike Rowley during the YSB's annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 24.


Concert benefits ABWA

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The J Taylors will perform an evening of romantic music inspired by Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke.

The singing duo is made up of the husband-and-wife team of Jonathan and Janelle Taylor, who have been performing together since 2009.

The evening will include an Italian dinner served buffet style. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and show time is at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event is a fund-raiser for the American Business Women's Association.

For ticket information, call the Cottage Event Center at 483-3508.


Huntington North DECA students qualify for state contest

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The Huntington North DECA Club participated in the district competition at Fort Wayne Snider High School on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The students competed in a role play situation as well as a written test in their particular field.
Two teams earned first place awards - Chad Wingo and Andrew Sizemore in the financial services category, and Kole Hale and Luke Doughty in the marketing communications category.

Lauren Dass and Drew Schnitz teamed up for a second place finish in travel and tourism.


Andrews School to hold talent show, raffle, fish fry

Andrews Elementary School will hold a talent show and raffle on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin will be provided by Dan's Fish Fry. The meal includes green beans, applesauce, bread, drinks and ice cream. Carry-out will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at the school prior to the event or at the door for a slight increase.

There is a discount for children 6 to 12 years and those 5 and under are free of charge.



Library to host estate program

Justin Wall, of Wall Legal Services in Huntington, will present a program on estate planning on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

Wall will present an overview of various estate planning techniques for preserving wealth, minimizing estate taxes, planning for Medicaid and ensuring that a legacy is remembered and final wishes are honored.

The one-hour program is sponsored by the Friends of the Andrews Library. Registration is not required, and light refreshments will be served.


Habitat to dedicate 25th home Feb. 3

A dedication service for Huntington County Habitat for Humanity's latest home project will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

The ceremony will be held at the home, located at 66 Green Hill Court, in Huntington.

This is the 25th home constructed or rehabilitated by Huntington County Habitat for Humanity.



Andrews honors students with perfect attendance

Second grading quarter of the 2012-2013 school year

Andrews Elementary announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance during the second grading quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Haiden Bailey, Peyton Barnard-Crum, Aidan Beaver, Raleigh Benson, Ethan Bortner, Chloe Bowers, Donald Boyd, Gary Boyer, Tatum Brooks, Bailey Bruner, Chloe Camomile, Cheyann Campbell, Ricquel Campbell, Kameron Canfield, Annika Carpenter, Tyler Christle, Nicholas Clark, Karina Clifford, Gabriel Cotton, Brady Culver and Lilly Culver.


HN to present One-Act Play Festival

Four short comedies will be included in Huntington North High School's One-Act Play Festival.

Performances are Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. Each evening will feature the talents of eight female student directors and additional HNHS students in 35 roles.

In "Match (dot) Comedy," a man sets himself up with some amazing and bizarre dates. Casey Richman and Kiersten Shortridge are the directors, and the cast includes Jacob Mellendorf, Matti Gick, Taylor Imel, Kaley Higgins, Ashly Martin, Kandice Grimme and Kayleigh Carr.


Taylor honors 3 students

Several local residents were named to the Fall 2012 dean's list at Taylor University.

They are Molly King, of Huntington; Kayla Schen-kel, of Huntington; and Rachel Vachon, of Roanoke.

Full-time students are named to the dean's list when they have earned a GPA of 3.60 or higher for the term. The students must also have taken at least 12 hours of classes.



Silk screen print by HU art professor is selected for exhibit

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An exhibit at Artlink in Fort Wayne will feature a piece from Huntington University assistant art professor Barb Michel.

The show runs through Feb. 27.

The Regional University Exhibition features work from visual art faculty members from Huntington University, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the University of Saint Francis.

Michel will display a silk screen print.


Siela is author of book

Markle resident John Siela has self-published a book titled "Maps to Death: The Ticonderoga Experience."
The retiree wrote the work of fiction and published it Nov. 29, 2012.

The book tells the story of a man who travels to Ticonderoga after his wife is mysteriously murdered.
It is available for purchase on

Siela will have a book signing on Friday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main branch of iAB financial bank, located at 180 E. Morse St.,  Markle, IN.



Chamber honors those who make the city work

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its successes, welcomed new faces and bid farewell to several long-serving volunteers during its annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 21.

Chamber membership now stands at 401, a record for the local organization, Executive Director Steve Kimmel told the crowd at the Huntington PAL Club. The dinner crowd of 215 people, too, set a new record, he said.

Kimmel lauded Nicole Johnson, of Edward Jones & Company, who wrapped up her year as chairman of the chamber's board at the annual dinner.


Chamber honors outgoing chairman

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lee Pasko (left), of iAB financial bank, the 2013 Huntington County Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board, gives outgoing chairman Nicole Johnson a plaque of appreciation for her service during 2012 at the chamber's annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 21.


Dueling pianos at chamber dinner

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rusty Northrop (left) and Evan Burgess, of Midwest Dueling Pianos, entertained a record crowd of 215 at the 2013 Huntington County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Huntington PAL Club.


Roanoke girl works to give brother dream of lifetime

A 13-year-old Roanoke girl is selling handmade dolphin suncatchers so that her older brother can swim with the dolphins.

Sophia Young wants to send her brother, 23-year-old Caleb Young, to the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, FL, where he can fulfill a dream of swimming with the dolphins. Caleb has Tetrasomy 18p, a chromosomal disorder that results in medical and developmental disorders. He graduated from Homestead High School and now lives in a group home in Allen County.


Dining with dad

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Matt Neal (left) chats with daughter Kaitlyn Neal over breakfast at Kaitlyn's school, Andrews Elementary, on Friday, Jan. 18. The school cafeteria was packed with "Dining with Dad," an opportunity for fathers and grandfathers to eat breakfast with their students prior to the start of the school day.


State Attorney General announces $3.2 million left unclaimed

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Jan. 17 that his office returned more than $3.2 million in unclaimed property to current or former Indiana residents during 2012.

That total includes 245 returns, totaling $86,401.35, to Huntington County residents.

Unclaimed property includes investment earnings, insurance proceeds and benefits, wages and money from savings and checking accounts. Accounts in which there has been no activity for several years are turned over to the state, which attempts to locate their owners.


Info session for Hoosier Girls State set for Feb. 3

An informational session for girls in their junior year of high school who are interested in attending the 2013 Hoosier Girls State program will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 85, 1419 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The Hoosier Girls State program is sponsored locally by American Legion Auxiliary units of Post 7, Post 85 and Post 160, Huntington County.


Even in death, Richards still working for Roanoke

Death hasn't stopped E.J. Richards from working to better his community.

With a $53,500 gift from the E.J. Richards Trust, a fund-raising campaign to move the Roanoke Public Library into larger quarters has exceeded its goal.

The gift to the Roanoke Public Library Building Corporation puts the organization over its goal of raising $250,000 for renovation of space in the former coil factory building in Roanoke to serve as the library's new home.


Youth Services Bureau to recognize its volunteers today

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will be hosting its annual volunteer and community recognition dinner today, Jan. 24, 2013.

The dinner will be held at St. Peter's First Community Church, located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. There is no cost to the dinner, but reservations are requested.


Church and school to host Red Cross blood drives

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces two upcoming blood drives in the month of February.

• On Feb. 11, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church in the main hall.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

• A blood drive will be held on Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrews Elementary School, in the gymnasium.

This is a "Pint Size Heroes" blood drive.

The school is located at 509 E. Jefferson St., Andrews.


Youth Services Bureauoffering classes for parents

The Youth Services Bureau is taking registrations for its upcoming Empowering Parent classes.

There are two different classes being offered. They are:

• Growing As Parents (GAP) is designed to cover normal growth and development, age appropriate discipline, nurturing communication and many other helpful tips.

This two-hour class is offered on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs for six weeks beginning Feb. 5.

• Parent Trap is designed to address the issues parents face as they parent pre-adolescent and adolescent children.


The strength of metal

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Historic actor Patrick Garner portrays Thomas Edison at Roanoke Elementary School last week. Garner is using first grader Noah Wagner to demonstrate the strength of the metal fifth grader Kyle Korbeck-McGinnis is holding while third grader Sarah Utterback lends a helping hand.


Hostetler spells his way to a win at Northwest

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Isaac Hostetler is the winner of the Northwest Elementary School 2013 spelling bee.

Hannah Lehman was the runner-up in the school competition.

Fifteen students participated in the school spelling bee on Jan. 15.

Hostetler will represent Northwest in the Huntington County spelling bee on Feb. 11.



Huntington Catholic School perfect attendance

Second quarter of the 2012-13 school year

Huntington Catholic School has announced the names of students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Kaitlyn Fowerbaugh, Penelope Harrell, Augustus Kline, Chase Lyons, Grant Rosen and Justin Teusch.

Grade one - Jadyn Stecher, Nolan Williams and Isaac Zay.

Grade two - Joseph Bowers, Eben Dawson, Marin Melcher, Blaise Rupley, Braxston Smith, Tyler Teusch and Kyler Wilcoxson.


Perseverance spirit awards given to Huntington Catholic students

Photo by André B. Laird.

Each month during the school year, a spirit award is given to Huntington Catholic students who display Christ-like behavior.


Prayerfulness spirit awards Huntington Catholic students

Photo by André B. Laird.

Each month during the school year, a spirit award is given to Huntington Catholic students who display Christ-like behavior. Honored during January for prayerfulness are (front row, from left) Margaret Guerre, kindergarten; Laura Hartmus, second grade; Anna Guerre, third grade; Averic Klausing, first grade; and Peyton Rosen, fifth grade; and (back row, from left) Olivia Henderson, eighth grade; Savannah Albertson, sixth grade; Maddison Levy, fourth grade; and Ian Broderick, seventh grade.


Birthday Books for Huntington Catholic School

Photo by André B. Laird.

Huntington Catholic School students who donated books to the school library in honor of their January birthdays were (front row, from left) Alexandria Campbell, first grade; Jacob Stetzel and Anna Guerre, both third grade; and Olivia Godfroy, fourth grade; and (back row, from left) Shelby Brown, eighth grade; Hailee Wilcoxson, fifth grade; and Gavin Rosen, seventh grade. The books were presented following the Huntington Catholic's all-school liturgy, on Friday, Jan. 18.


Huntington University hires ex-IWU financial aid head to lead department

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Robert Sommers, formerly the head of financial aid at Indiana Wesleyan University, has been hired as Huntington University's new director of financial aid.

Sommers comes to the university having most recently served as the technology coordinator for financial aid at Indiana Wesleyan. Prior to that position, he worked as the Midwest regional director for Edfinancial Services/-EdAmerica for four years and director and then executive director of financial aid at Indiana Wesleyan for seven years.


Applications now being taken for Salamonie School scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the Salamonie School Scholarship (PROS).

To be eligible, students must be seniors at Huntington North High School, have attended Salamonie Elementary (K-5) for at least four years and must be planning a course of post-secondary study.

Applications are available at Huntington North. The deadline is April 15.



Miller earns spot on fall Butler dean’s list

Karissa Miller, a biology major and resident of Huntington, was listed on Butler University's Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students at Butler who carry at least 12 academic hours in a given semester are eligible for the dean's list in the college in which they are enrolled.



Huntington University alum chronicles Haiti in photo display

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A journey to locate her adopted son's birth mother has now been chronicled into a series of photographs by one Huntington University graduate.

In an exhibit titled, "Faces of Haiti," Rebekah Hubley, a 1999 Huntington graduate and adjunct professor, will share her love of the country and its people in a series of photographs. The photos were shot during her visits to Haiti to locate her son's birth mother.

The exhibit will be featured in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery from Jan. 31 to Feb. 21. An artist reception will be held on Feb. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Country tribute

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Henry Phillips (left) and Shannon Persinger perform as Shade 'N' Shannon Friday evening, Jan. 18, at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke. The three-hour show, a fund-raiser for the Roanoke Public Library Building Corporation, paid tribute to country legends Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. The Cottage Event Center will host an evening of romantic duets by The J Taylors on Feb. 15, a fund-raiser for the American Business Women's Association.


Septer wins iPad3

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Kristi Welker (right), online admissions counselor for Huntington University Professional Programs, presents John Septer with an iPad3 he won through a drawing. Septer is a student in the program and began online classes at HU in January. He is studying for his Associate of Science in organizational management.


Missionary couple will discuss work in Philippines during visit to Bethel Assembly of God

Missionaries Ray and Deborah Miller from Mindoro, Philippines, will share their vision with the congregation of Bethel Assembly of God on Sunday, Jan. 27, during the 10 a.m. service

The Millers are working with churches on the island of Mindoro to prepare workers and plant more churches.

Mindoro is home to more than 1.1 million people.
The Millers have been ministering in the Philippines since 2002.

For more information contact the church at 356-8363.

Child care ministries, from infant through sixth grade will be provided during the service.


Alzheimer’s group will meet Feb. 12 at Parkview Huntington Hospital

The next meeting of the Alzheimer's caregiver support group is Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The group provides emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the problems faced and the latest in information regarding research.

All meetings are confidential and free of charge. For more information, call the Helpline, 24 hours a day at 800-272-3900.

The hospital is located at 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.



Concrete poem

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The Roanoke Elementary School fifth-graders made a concrete poem in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 21. The students used a typographical arrangement of words important in conveying the elements of poetry or meaningful words to fill in on King's face on a wall at the school. The classes were those of Lisa Everton, Mary Gradeless and Diana Sowers.


Sixth-grader Holzinger captures spelling bee at Huntington Catholic

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Alexi Holzinger, a sixth-grader at Huntington Catholic School, is the winner of the school spelling bee.

Holzinger won the bee in the 11th round by correctly spelling "salinity." She is the daughter of Matthew Holzinger and Andrea Holzinger.

The runner-up is Olivia Henderson, an eighth-grader and the daughter of Jill Henderson and Ronald Henderson.
Holzinger will compete in the county spelling bee on Monday, Feb. 11, at Huntington University.

Participants in the school spelling bee on Jan. 10 were selected through competitions in their classrooms.


Crestview Middle School names its 2Q honor roll students

2012-13 school year.

Crestview Middle School has announced students achieving honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Sixth grade

All A's - Keegan Bartrom, Dane Brown, Reiley Brown, Corbin Cozad, Robert Flood, Danielle Gonser, Paul Helmich, Isabella Kryder Alena Miller and Elizabeth Nalliah.

And, Macy Niswander, Katelynn Olinger, Mia Richison, Lydia Riggers, Carissa Schuhler, Sawyer Stoltz, Savannah Vonesh, Macy Wohlford and Adam Zahn.


Crestview announces perfect attendance students for quarter

2012-13 school year.

Crestview Middle School announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
They are:

Sixth grade
Daniel Arellano, Colin Betterly, Shaelyn Bills, Julia Crist, Peyton Dorsett, Danielle Gonser, John Groves, Jacob Haneline, Jacob Harrell and Jessica Henline.

And, Manolo Huerta, Atheena Ivy, Lyndsee Jacquay, Keegan Johnson, Frankie Johnson, Brett Kaylor, Isabella Kryder, Peyton LeCount, Faith Leist and Nathan Lister.


Huntington Catholic School lists students named to 2Q HR

2012-13 school year.

Huntington Catholic School has named its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's
Grade eight - Andrew Albertson, Brie-anna Coburn, Janessa Dodson, Olivia Henderson, Maximilian Pyle, Sophie Simms, Audrey Wilcox and Alyssa Woolard.

Grade seven - Garrett Scheiber and Rees Zay.

Grade six - Alexi Holzinger.

Grade five - Sydney Bowman and Darcy Williams.

Grade four - Lillian Holzinger.


Roanoke Elementary honors students for second quarter achievements

2012-13 school year.

Roanoke Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's
Fifth grade - Autumn Anderson, Syanna Bonewitz, Isaiah Clampitt, Alyssa Dauscher, Elijah Eckert, Ashlynn Foster, Emily Freise, Drake Goetz, Aidan Hosler, Laur- en Karshner, Drake Kropf, Morgan Lamon, Kean McCracken, Katie Melcher, Derrik Scharland, Ashlynn Snow, Callie Stetzel, Alayna Stroup and Noah Wiedenhoeft.


Top rider

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Huntington resident Jaron Graves placed in several categories at the recent Indiana State Fair. Graves placed first in the Challenged Rider division, seventh in showmanship and ninth in western halter.


Sheriff seeks information on church burglaries

Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel is seeking the public's assistance in solving a string of church burglaries.

Stoffel says that 14 churches in Huntington, Wells, Blackford and Grant counties have been burglarized over the past two months.

Most of the victimized churches have been in rural areas and the crimes have occurred during the evenings, Stoffel says. The thieves have taken musical instruments and electronics from the buildings. Detectives have no leads on either the identity of the thieves or the whereabouts of the stolen items, he added.


Miss Huntington pageant orientation set for Feb. 9 at Huntington North

The Miss Huntington 2013 Scholarship Program's orientation meeting will be held Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. at Huntington North High School, located at 450 MacGahan St., Huntington.

Attendees should enter through door 35.

Young women age 17-24 are eligible to participate.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate by June 2013, and not older than 24 years as of December 31, 2013.


HU’s J-term classes range from hip-hop to ‘Hobbit’

During the month of January, Huntington students have the unique opportunity to take one concentrated class for credit.

Many of the ‘J-term' classes count toward electives in students' majors, but they all challenge the students to think outside of their typical realm of understanding.

• In "The X-Files: Quest for Truth," Dr. Lance Clark is challenging his students to discover how the post-modern world is yearning for the spiritual while exploring the supernatural aspects of "one of the greatest television series in the history of TV," according to Clark.


Local SWCD office manager gets one of four statewide honors from group

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Cheryl Jarrett, office manager of the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), was one of four SWCD staff members from throughout Indiana to be recognized with Star Awards by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Jarrett received the Star Award during the association's annual Conservation Awards Banquet, which was held as part of the state organization's annual conference Jan 7-9 in Indianapolis.

Attending the conference with Jarrett were Kyle Lund and Andy Ambriole, Huntington County SWCD supervisors.


Learning about a famous inventor

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Historic actor Patrick Garner portrays Thomas Edison during a presentation and informal lecture at Lincoln Elementary School on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16. The presentation covered the inventions of Edison, of which there are more than 1,000, and problem solving. The LaFontaine Arts Council presented this program throughout area community schools as part of its Arts in Education programming.


Portland-based firm offers high-speed fiber optic in Markle

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A Portland-based company is now offering high speed fiber optic Internet and phone service to businesses and residents in Markle.

Mark Clemens, operations manager of Community Fiber Solutions in Portland, announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, that fiber optic service became available to the company's partner businesses in Markle on Jan. 1 and to the community as a whole on Jan. 7.


New books for Andrews Elementary School library

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DeAnna Scott (right), assistant manager of Teachers Credit Union, presents a collection of award-winning books to Tammie Frederick (left), media clerk at Andrews Elementary School. The books, all winners of the Caldecott medal for best illustrations, will be added to the school library for use by staff and students.


Riker joins Pathfinder Services as marketing mgr.

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Keela Steele Riker has joined Pathfinder Services as marketing manager, serving at the North Campus.

A Huntington native, Riker spent 19 years living in the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains before returning to her home town.

Riker holds a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral science from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master of Science in strategic business management from Colorado State University.

Most recently, Riker worked as director of marketing and admissions at a health and rehabilitation organization.


Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry to hold info meeting Feb. 2

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The Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry will hold an informational meeting and workshop at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Heritage of Huntington.

The Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry has been a presence in Huntington County since 1988, and for the next few months, will be giving members of the public an opportunity to join the group.

The event, open to males and females over the age of 16, will include a question and answer session as well as class time.


‘Stillness retreat’ at Victory Noll Center

The Victory Noll Center will host a "stillness retreat," teaching wellness and spiritual practice that bring an awareness of God's presence, on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Jan Parker, Cher Krueckeberg and Sue Wilhelm will facilitate the program.

Parker is certified in Healing and Transformation by Capacitar International and teaches wellness practices.
Krueckeberg is a yoga practitioner and teacher. She is assistant professor of social work and gerontology program director at Manchester College.


How to sketch a turtle

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Contemporary artist and children's book illustrator Bruce Langton gives drawing instructions to Andrews Elementary School students on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16. Langton taught the students how to sketch a turtle after giving a slideshow presentation on how to become a successful artist. Langton visited the school through the educational outreach program offered by the Honeywell Center, Wabash.


FTD honors Town and Country as Master Florist

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Rod and Jeannie Myers, of Town and Country Flowers, Gifts & Interiors in Huntington, have been designated as FTD Master Florists.

This recognition is annually awarded to only 20 percent of florists that are part of the 100-year-old FTD florist network.


‘Day at the Dentist’ set for Feb. 2

As part of National Dental Health Month, the Huntington County Dental Society is again sponsoring "Family Day at the Dentist" on Feb. 2.

The society estimates that nearly 4,000 Huntington County families have been served over that time.

"Family Day at the Dentist" is designed as an opportunity for individuals or families without a family dentist to have a free visual evaluation of their oral health and establish a relationship with a local dentist according to Huntington County Dental Society spokesperson Dr. John E. Regan.


Lancaster announces second quarter honor roll students

Lancaster Elementary School has announced students achieving honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Fifth grade
All A's - Merrill Ballinger, Alyssa Brink- man, Chloe Feltner, Brandon Kem, Tyler Kline, Vincent Lisinicchia, Karissa Marley, Dayne Prilaman, Morgan Richison and Malachi Riggers, Kali Snyder and Justin Szelis.

All A's and B's - Javin Beeks, Jack Britten, Jonathan Brown, Gage Cocklin, Cameron Foust, Cale Gray, Cassidy Gray, Thom Greving, Tavis Holley Jazlyn Jiosa and Clayton Johnson.


Lincoln sets 2nd quarter honor roll

Lincoln Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year.
Honor roll students are:

All A's
Third grade - Jonas Bent, Dane Blackburn, Holden Finley, Jason Kendall, Harrison Niswander, Viktoria Russell and Brooklyn Waikel.

Fourth grade - Madison Andrews, Isabelle Center, Tyler Dalrymple, Courtney Hale, Savannah Herring, Caleb Jackson, Madisyn Johnson, Matthew Kline, Michael Kline, Josee Lewis, Elysha Little, Haylee Penn, MaKayla Rodgers, Caden Searles, Ashlynn Stobber, Lacie Stouder and Kya Voght.


Right to Life Tolling of Bells Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Huntington County Right to Life is sponsoring the Tolling of Bells.

In commemoration of over 54 million babies who have been aborted, the churches will toll their bells on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at noon for five minutes.

Area churches participating are:


HU earns national recognition for online bachelor’s degree programs

Huntington University has again been listed among the top colleges in the nation for its online bachelor's degree programs.

U.S. News & World Report named Huntington the top private college in the state of Indiana for online education.

In its 2013 list of the Best Online Bachelor's Programs, Huntington ranked 55th of 213 schools nationally. Only six Indiana colleges and universities made the national ranking.

Schools are ranked based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training and student services and technology.


Families invited to join in reading club at Andrews Library

The Andrews Library's Family Reading Club will be held from Jan. 21 through Feb. 25.

Families record the amount of time they spend reading, individually or together.

Each hour spent reading earns the family a mini prize and a ticket for a chance to win one of five grand prize baskets.

Reading aloud to each other counts as double.

Prize tickets can also be earned by attending the library's Family Nights.

Family Nights will be on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Family Night will include crafts, movies and Bingo.


Riverview Middle School students earn recognition for achievement

Second quarter of the 2012-13 school year

Riverview Middle School has announced students achieving honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Eighth grade
All A's - Cody Barton, Olivia Bowman, Bethany Brunner, Jeffrey Burch, Courtney Christle, Johnna Cummins, Samuel Daugherty, Sydni Fife, Emma Gordon and Hayley Haynes.

And, Gillian Hughes, Sarah Hunnicutt, Brenna Inderlied, Bailey Irick, Bailey Martin, Paige Martz, Cassiday Moriarity, Joshua Rakoczy, Brooke Richison and Alexandra Short.


Lancaster announces second quarter PA list

Second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year

Lancaster Elementary announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Dawson Amerman, Landin Amerman, Meccasia Anderson, Harley Auler, Allyson Bailey, Merrill Ballinger, Barrett Barscz, Hayden Beard, Luka Beemer, Jadyn Bennett, John Biehl and Emma Bradford.


Couple offers catering services for both private and corporate functions

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Alex and Natalie Burgess catered their own wedding and enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to offer the service to others.

The couple opened 1024 Catering Company LLC in April 2012. They operate out of the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke, but can prepare food in almost any permitted kitchen. The company caters all events, including parties, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, graduations and showers.


PHH Guild will meet on Tuesday

The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the hospital.

Guests are welcome.

Speaker Pamela Jane Davison of Johnson Associates will discuss estate planning services.



Harmony Initiative film features mixed race couple

The Harmony Initiative Task Force has released the first in a series of short documentaries about life in Huntington County.

The film features an interracial couple, André and Kristie Laird, who discuss their life together in the predominantly white community of Huntington.

The four-minute film will be showcased during a community program in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Huntington University's Merillat Centre for the Arts. It can also be viewed on the Harmony Initiative website, www.


Riverview announces perfect attendance students

Second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year

Riverview Middle School announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Sixth grade
Chandler Beaty, Stephan Bercik, Britney Bickel, Emma Bickel, Alexander Bishop, Jaime Black, Anthony Bryant, Andrew Burch, Devon Carter, Ashley Case, Zachary Daugherty, Jessica Ditton, Diaa Aldeen Almalahi, Mason Anderson, Spencer Atkinson, Megan Bell, Tal Ben Yehoshua, Jordan Bieber, Brooke Bireley, Victoria Blotkamp and Joseph Brown.


Pizza sale will raise operating funds for McKenzie’s Hope advocacy center

McKenzie's Hope will again be conducting its annual pizza sales fund-raiser.

Orders for pizzas are being taken now through Monday, Jan. 28.

All pizzas are 14 inches in diameter and come packaged in freezer bags for storage.

Orders can be made via phone at 356-5730; email to mckenzieshope@yahoo. com or on Facebook at

Pizzas will be available for pick-up on Feb. 2, between noon and 2 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser help to maintain the child advocacy center's operation.


Website founder will speak in HU Forester Lecture

Dr. Jean Bansemer, founder of the writing workforce company My Web Writers, will examine the importance for writers to stay active in their careers during the Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University on Feb. 24.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.
Bansemer, a native of Naperville, IL, graduated from Northern Illinois University with Bachelor of Arts in communication education English and later earned a master's in educational administration.


Weekly Bible study is offered at Café of Hope

A study of the book of Mark, titled "Jesus the Love Walker," will be held on Thursday evenings at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St, Huntington.

The weekly sessions will be held at 7 p.m. in meeting room 1. Those attending should bring a Bible.

For more information, call Tracy Enyeart at 225-0244 or contact New Foundations Ministries, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.



New location for Lutheran Medical Group

Photo by André B. Laird.

Dr. Jeffrey Witt, MD, (fourth, from left), a family medicine physician with the Lutheran Medical Group, participates in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of his relocated practice in Roanoke. Also present were Huntington County Chamber Ambassadors, Huntington County Commissioners and Lutheran personnel (from left) Perry Collins, Patti Hays, Huntington County Commissioner Larry Buzzard, Dr.


Beacon CU returns more than $800,000 to member-owners

Beacon Credit Union returned more than $806,588 to its member-owners on Dec. 31, 2012.

To reward its member-owners for their loyalty and the solid operating results in 2012, the Board of Directors of Beacon Credit Union returned more than $806,588 of loan interest back to member-owners who utilize Beacon Credit Union for their borrowing needs.


Drop-off boxes net a ton of unwanted drugs in 2012

More than 2,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste was collected in Huntington County during 2012, an increase of almost 40 percent over previous years, says Jonathan Leist, director of the Huntington County Solid Waste Management District.

Leist attributes the increase to the district's purchase of five permanent drug drop-off boxes, which was funded by LACE (Local Anti-drug Coalition Efforts). The drop-off boxes have been placed outside police stations in Huntington, Markle, Warren, Andrews and Roanoke, as well as at the Huntington County Jail.


2013 4-H recruitment is under way

Recruitment for the 2013 Huntington County 4-H program is under way.

4-H is a volunteer youth development and education program coordinated by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. Its primary objectives are to assist young people in acquiring knowledge, skills, citizenship and leadership opportunities.

The 2013 Huntington County 4-H program has scheduled call-out meetings to help families learn more about the county 4-H program during the month of January.


Active Listeners

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Flint Springs Elementary School students who earned a LifeSkill award for Active Listening during the month of December were (front row, from left) Madalynn Wellman, Karlynn Gilbert and Sophie Hart; (Second row, from left) Malachi Ruiz, Noah Lopez, Lydia Elkins, Trinity Burnsworth and Naomi Vincenti; (Third row, from left) Elliot Bostel, Ellie Bartrom, Grace Brown, Alanna Ruelas, Kayla Ables, Sydney McFarren and Tanner Mellen and (back row, from left) Tyler Gradeless, Chloe Pullum, Garrett Palmer, Maggie Regan, Colin Lloyd-Romig, Cameron Small and Zachariah Setser.


Brodrick marks PHD milestone

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Matt Brodrick is marking his 35-year service anniversary with PHD Incorporated this year.

His official anniversary was on Jan. 16.

Brodrick works in the Huntington facility of PHD as a CNC programming technician.



Several locals earn Trine’s president list honors

Several local students were named to the Trine University president's list for the fall 2012 semester.

To be named to the president's list, a student must have at least a 3.75 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 15 credit hours.

Students receiving president's list honors are:
Morgin Stell of Huntington, a senior majoring in design engineering technology.

Aaron Wolf of Huntington, a sophomore majoring in accounting.

Skye Bower of Warren, a senior majoring in psychology.

James Fisher, of Roanoke, majoring in accounting.


Scheiber graduates from Vincennes in fall

Huntington resident Corey C. Scheiber was among the fall 2012 graduates at Vincennes University.

Scheiber earned an Associate of Applied Science in surveying technology.



Pathfinder offering free help with tax preparation

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again provide free tax preparation assistance to people with low-to-moderate income this year, Jan 28 through April 15.

This year, a new feature will be available to taxpayers.

In addition to regular tax preparation appointments, a self-assistance will be offered.

The kiosk will be available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taxpayers can come in and do their own taxes through a user-friendly, free e-file program.


Martz is champion of Lancaster spelling bee

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Lancaster Elementary School held its 2012-13 spelling bee on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Layla Martz, daughter of James Martz and Stephanie Martz, was the winner.

She correctly spelled "subsequent."

Martz is 10 and a fifth grade student in Bevan Brauchla's classroom.

Merrill Ballinger, daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Ballinger, was the runner-up.

Ballinger is 11 and a fifth grade student in Bevan Brauchla's classroom.



Newly-formed support group open to caretakers of those with autism

Area service agencies and Huntington University have teamed up to offer a support group for parents and caretakers of individuals with autism.

The Autism Puzzle Connection of Huntington County is sponsored by the Bowen Center in Huntington, the Autism Society of Indiana, Pathfinder Services Inc., the special services department of Huntington County School Corporation and Dr. Joni Schmaleride, assistant professor of education at Huntington University.

Shelly Snyder, director at the Bowen Center, says each partner plays a key role.


Huntington Alert to meet on Jan. 22

Huntington Alert plans to meet at St. Peter's First Community Church, located at 206 Etna Ave., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.

Bonnie Hostler will host the group and provide a tour of the historic building.

Also, Alert members and those attending will learn about Robert Diffenbaugh, now deceased, but once an active member of the congregation.

Diffenbaugh's efforts to recognize the church for its place in local history earned it a place in the National Register of Historic Places.


Extension annual meeting set for Feb. 4

Huntington County Extension will hold its annual meeting on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The evening will begin with a short business meeting. Board members will be elected and activities of 2012 will be reviewed.

After the meeting, the 4-H Robotics Club will present a demonstration, discuss past successes and preview plans for 2013.

Those attending will have the opportunity to participate in National Youth Science Day activities by building Eco-Bots.

The Extension Board invites all Huntington County residents to the meeting.


Local doctor earns spot on Kids First Trust board

Gov. Mitch Daniels made several boards and commissions appointments to the Kids First Trust Fund Board of Directors.

Ten members were appointed, including Dr. Duane Hougendobler, of Huntington.

Dr. Hougendobler's term will expire July 1, 2013.

The board works to promote the health of children and reduce infant mortality by funding programs, which prevent child abuse and neglect.



Cancer group will hear program on helpful food

The Cancer Support Group will meet on Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Trinity United Methodist Church.

The group will be viewing a DVD by a vegan trucker titled, "Let Your Food Be Your Medicine." Testimonies and health news will be shared.

The meeting is open to the public.

The church is located on the corner of Guilford and Market streets in Huntington.



Legion 85 auxiliary sets events

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 85 announced upcoming events in January and February at its meeting on Jan. 8.

The events are a raffle to win a snow blower, and a Valentine's Day lasagna dinner on Feb. 16 at the American Legion Post 85.

After dinner, from 8 p.m. to midnight the band Rock & Loaded will perform.

Dinner tickets can be purchased from the American Legion Post 85 located at 1410 S. Jefferson St.

All events are open to the public.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Post or from a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.


New Hope Church hosts quilting class

New Hope Church is hosting a seven-week quilting class, which started on Jan. 11.

Rose Hughes is the instructor and the class runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hughes will also instruct a class in basket weaving on Tuesday nights, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There is a cost for the classes and the cost excludes materials.

For more information, contact Hughes at 356-8087.

The church is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington.



Steineman on Trine dean’s list

Brett Steineman of Huntington has been named to Trine University's dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Steineman is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

To be eligible for dean's list, a student must carry a semester grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.749 and carry a minimum of 15 credits.



Anderson top speller at Roanoke

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Autumn Anderson won the Roanoke Elementary School spelling bee on Jan. 9 by correctly spelling the word "societal."
She is the daughter of Steve and Pamela Anderson of Roanoke.

Kean McCracken was the runner-up in the school bee.

His parents are Kevin and Bridget McCracken of Huntington.



Cherry graduates from Azusa Pacific University

Huntington resident Matthew Cherry was among the winter graduates at Azusa Pacific University on Dec. 15.

Cherry earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish.



Salamonie Interpretive Center beginning its new winter hours

The Salamonie Interpretive Center new winter hours, effective Jan. 14 through April 5, are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The center will resume regular hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on April 6.

The center is in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area, Ind.-105, in western Huntington County.

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Upper Wabash Interpretive Services group to attend winter eagle viewing

The staff and volunteers of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will lead a caravan to Indiana's largest documented winter eagle roost on Feb. 2 and 3.

The Eagle Watch will begin at Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m. both days.

The program begins with a short overview of Indiana bald eagles and caravan to the roost to watch the eagles come in for the night.

Belle the bald eagle, from As Wings of Eagles, Inc., will be at the Feb. 2 Eagle Watch with her handler, Zach Walker.


Fort Wayne pastor Reynolds to give Martin Luther King Day address at Huntington University

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Keith Reynolds, senior pastor of Fairhaven Mennonite Church in Fort Wayne, will present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day address at Huntington University.

The program will be held on Jan. 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.


Taking a break

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A hawk takes a break on the porch swing at the Thurman Glassburn residence at 750 Margaret St. in Huntington last Saturday, Jan. 5.


Five family-friendly shows make up 2013 season for Pulse Opera House; season opens in March

Five family-friendly shows will make up the 2013 season of the Pulse Opera House in Warren, offering audiences the tried-and-true as well as one of the newest musicals to hit the stage.

The season opens in March with "Ramona Quimby," based on a series of children's books written by Beverly Cleary. The title character is an impulsive, energetic, independent 8-year-old.

Performances are March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, with school shows on March 7 and 8.


Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute

The Shepherd's Food Pantry in Andrews will hold another food distribution day on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Boxes of food will be available for Andrews-area residents and will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon at the new location, 67 N. Snowden (old Union building behind the town hall).

No appointment is necessary and boxes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.



O’Donnell feeling down about 2013 economy

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Jim O'Donnell's feeling down.

Really down.

"We are on a trajectory which is unsustainable as a nation," the former financial services executive told the crowd gathered at Huntington University on Wednesday, Jan. 9, for the 2013 version of his annual economic forecast.


Announce Heritage Days theme

"Steamin' Into Huntington" is the theme for Huntington Heritage Days 2013, which will be held June 19-23, the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Festival participants will be asked to showcase the history of the railroad and its impact on Huntington in their parade floats and other activities.

The first passenger train arrived in Huntington on Jan. 7, 1856, coming from Toledo, OH. Passenger service to Huntington ended in 1971, although freight continues to roll through the city.


County fair board to meet Jan. 15 at Heritage Hall

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park. 

The board will discuss continuing plans for the 83rd Annual Huntington County 4-H Fair to be held July 12-26.

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



Hunter ed course Feb. 2-3

A Hunter Education Course will be offered on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area Office/Service Building on Ind.-5.

Attendees must be present for both classes. All materials will be provided at no charge.

The course will be instructed by Indiana State Conservation Officers and Hunter Education Instructors.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany those attending under the age of 12.

Hunter education is mandatory for all hunters born after Dec. 31, 1986.


State health department announces new school immunization requirements

The Indiana Department of Health has announced new school immunization requirements for the 2013-14 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

New requirements include:

• Kindergarten through 12th grade: Two valid doses of varicella vaccine or a documented history of having chicken pox disease. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will need to have their history of chicken pox disease documented by a healthcare provider.
The department also recommends that students receive the following immunizations:


Writers’ group to meet

This month's meeting of the Huntington Area Writer's Network will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City Township Public Library.

Anyone interested in writing or poetry is welcome to attend.

The library is located at 255 W. Park Drive.



Set coming blood drives

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes blood and platelet donors across the United States for helping to ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need both locally and across the country.

All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply. Donors with type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give.

Local upcoming blood donation opportunities are:


Extension office to host free exercise program

The Purdue Extension Office of Huntington County will sponsor "Walk Indoors," a free exercise program provided by the Family Nutrition Program, starting Jan. 16.

The six-week workout group will meet in the Family Living building at Hier's Park on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"Walk Indoors" is a DVD exercise routine developed by Debra Palmer, Ph.D., a professor and nutrition specialist at Rutgers University.


OnlyInternet expands high speed in Huntington County

OnlyInternet has expanded its high speed Internet service to Polk and Lancaster townships in Huntington County.

OnlyInternet spokesman Brandon Borders says the company recently turned on new broadcasting sites near the intersections of Ind.-9 and CR 400S and at Ind.-105 and Division Road.

The Bluffton-based company now provides service to all of Huntington County, with the exception of Jackson Township.

For information, visit or call 800-363-0989.



Roanoke lists 2nd quarter perfect attendance for 2012-2013 school year

Roanoke Elementary announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Ryan Abt, Celeste Ackley, Aaron Amick, Austin Amick, Autumn Anderson, Sullivan Bauer, Carissa Beck, Brison Beekley, Ashton Berghoff, Lazarus Bertsch, Katelyn Bickel, Syanna Bonewitz, Madison Bowers, Jack Braden, Nia Branning, Carly Brown, Wesley Burkhart, Auburn Cartwright, Nicholas Chandler and Dylan Cissell.


Legion 160 Auxiliary accepting applications for its scholarships

The Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary 160 is accepting applications for scholarships.

Children or grandchildren of any member in good standing are eligible to apply.

After the scholarship is awarded, recipients can attend the college or vocational school of their choice.
Applications are available at the American Legion Post 160, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

All transcripts and school recommendations must be included with the application.


Davis, Shafer named member and staff of month at B&G Club

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The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington has announced the recipients of its member and staff of the month award.

Tosha Davis was named Member of the Month. Davis is currently a freshman at Huntington North where she is a part of Viking New Tech.

Davis enjoys attending the Boys & Girls Club, hanging out with friends, texting, listening to music and taking pictures.

Her future goals are to attend college at either Purdue or Indiana University where she would like to study nursing and law enforcement.


Herber opens biblical pastoral care and counseling practice

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington resident Kellie Herber recently opened her counseling practice, All Things New: Biblical Pastoral Care & Counseling.

With over 20 years in ministry as a pastor, Herber opened her practice because she felt a need.

"I've lived in Huntington for 11 years and in working and talking with people, I saw an overwhelming need for biblical counseling," she states. "There are wonderful counseling centers here, but if you have to refer someone for biblical counseling, the closest places are in Wabash or Fort Wayne."


Huntington County Cattlemen to meet on Jan. 17 at HC Courthouse Annex

The Huntington County Cattlemen are scheduled to meet on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex (first floor).

Topics for discussion include planning for the 2013 Preview Show and officer elections.

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



UW annual meeting is on Jan. 22

The United Way of Huntington County will hold its 2012 annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The agenda includes a review of the annual report, recognition of the retiring and incoming board presidents and planning for this year.



Beef ID Day

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Andrew Laymon leads his 4-H beef animal out of the chute after it received its ear tags at the 4-H Beef ID Day at Hier's Park on Saturday, Jan. 12.


Pulse auditions for 'Ramona Quimby' are Jan. 13

Auditions for "Ramona Quimby," the first production of the 2013 season at the Pulse Opera House in Warren, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13.

Auditions will begin at 2 p.m. in the downtown Warren theater. Roles are available for four men, six women, one boy, three girls and an ensemble of children, teenagers and adults.


Collector’s Box becomes 48th site of YSB’s Safe Place program

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The Collector's Box, in Huntington, recently became the 48th Safe Place site to serve Huntington County's youth.

Owner Todd Nightenhelser stated, "I wanted to open a place where kids could have a safe place to have fun. Growing up I always wanted some place to go where I could have fun and be with my friends, so when I started my business I wanted to make sure this would be that type of place."

He added that on average 40-45 youth visit his business at 515 N. Jefferson St., daily.


Working out the details

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Rei Rutkowski, Pujeeth Meruba and Austin Grant (from left), all members of the Team THRUST 1501 4-H robotics team, participate in a brainstorming session on Saturday, Jan. 5, with other group members. The team met at Huntington University to discuss the specifics for the new robot that they will spend six weeks building for a nationwide competition.


GS cookie sales start on Jan. 11

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana will begin selling Girl Scout cookies on Friday, Jan. 11.

The sale will continue through March 12.

Available varieties include Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and the new Mango Cremes.

Mango Cremes combine a crispy cookie with the taste of mango with no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives.


Funds for the troops

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Sheryl Hart, president of the American Legion Post 160 Auxiliary, presents a check for $500 to Alison Mansfield, founder of Operation U.S. TroopSupport Inc. The funds will be used to buy items for care packages, which will be sent to units serving overseas.


Reschedule 4-H Beef ID Day to Jan.12

The Huntington County 4-H Beef ID Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 12, at the cattle barns in Hier's Park, Huntington.

Huntington County 4-H members planning to exhibit beef steers or non-registered breeding heifers must bring their animals for weighing, identification and ear-tagging between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon on Jan. 12.

The beef ID day was originally scheduled for Jan. 5 but was postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

For more information, contact Julia Miller at or 358-4826.



Back to School

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Huntington Catholic first graders (clockwise from bottom left) Jadyn Stucher, Avelic Klausing, Ella Mettler and Adam Holzinger create sketches in art class on the first day back to school after Christmas break, Monday, Jan. 7.


A century of business

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Bailey-Love Mortuary, in Huntington, was presented with a Centennial Business Award by the Indiana Historical Society, in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, during the society's annual Founders Day Dinner Dec. 3 in Indianapolis. Bailey-Love celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Shown with the award are (from left) Brian Love, Amber Love, Chris Love, Janelle Love, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Daniel Hasler and Lesley Love. The mortuary was founded by Frank H.


Christian Life Tabernacle to hold revival on Jan. 12 & 13

Christian Life Tabernacle will be hosting a revival Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The guest preacher will be Rev. Derrick Sherrill from Cullman, AL.

For more information contact the church office at 358-9100.

The church is located at 943 Swan St., Huntington.



Cowboy Gathering at Salamonie

All horse aficionados are invited to attend a Cowboy Gathering on Feb. 23 at Salamonie Lake for an evening of food and fellowship.

The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Visitors will hear a presentation on riding trails at Big South Fork and Zenith Campground in Tennessee.

Stew and soft drinks will be provided. Visitors should bring a dish to share and table service.

Registration is required by calling 468-2127.


Krei, Marshall and Markle to speak at symposium

Bippus State Bank will host a Small Business Symposium on Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Event speakers will be:

• Edward A. Krei, keynote speaker. He is a managing director with The Baker Group, an Oklahoma City-based investment firm. Krei will discuss how to prepare your business for economic change.


Hasker addresses Trinitarian persons in new publication

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Dr. William Hasker, emeritus professor of philosophy at Huntington University, answers the question, "How can there be three Trinitarian persons but only one God?" in his new book, "Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God."

Hasker's book contains an analysis of the doctrine surrounding the Trinity from a philosophical and theological standpoint.


Tri Kappa group to award several scholarships

The state Tri Kappa organization will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.

Each state scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.
Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 to students on the local, province and state levels.

Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

Twelve $1,000 academic scholarships will be awarded and additional at-large scholarships could be awarded dependent upon the funds available.


Jan. 14 blood drive at Evangelical UMC

The Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross are hosting "Give Blood. Get a Cookie." blood drives in communities across Northern Indiana during the month of January.

After a blood donation appointment, donors will be treated to Girl Scout cookies.

On Jan. 14, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., in Huntington.

To schedule a blood donation appointment at any "Give Blood. Get a Cookie." blood drive, call 800-733-2767 or visit red



Indiana House Page Program accepting apps

State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) invites local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program.

The program offers students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to visit the Statehouse and witness a full day of legislative activity.

"It is always great to see so many young people taking advantage of our House Page Program each year," Leonard says. "The program offers students a one-of-a-kind experience to witness their government in action."


Junior Leaders to meet on Jan. 10 at New Life

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at the New Life Food Ministry, located at 32 E. Franklin St., Huntington, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. to help with the evening meal.

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., the group will conduct its monthly business meeting, hear committee reports and plan for upcoming meetings and fund-raising activities.

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization is open to any 4-H member in grades seven through 12.


Humane Society dinner will feature service dogs

The Huntington County Humane Society will hold its annual dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

The evening will include a program on service dogs. Two police officers will introduce their service dogs and Julian Horn II will bring his seeing eye dog, Lincoln.

Lincoln was raised at the Huntington County Humane Shelter his first year and recently helped ring bells for The Salvation Army at Walgreens.

To make a reservation, call 356-0355 or 519-1804.



Habitat seeks volunteers for indoor build

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity will have Indoor Build Days on Jan. 22-23 and Jan. 28-31 at 66 Greenhill Court in Huntington.

To volunteer, contact Margo Crawford at 356-7425 or mcrawford@



Gifts to renamed HU scholarship fund on rise

Contributions to the Huntington University scholarship fund are up 6 percent over the past 12 months, an increase HU officials attribute to the fund's name change.

Formerly known as the University Fund, the rebranded Forester Fund helps underwrite scholarships used for institutional aid.

"At Huntington University, we are the Foresters. The rebranding of this fund was the perfect way to promote giving in a way that will directly impact our students," says Vincent Haupert, vice president for advancement.


First baby waits until second day

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The first baby of 2013 didn't make his appearance at Parkview Huntington Hospital until the second day of the year, but that was still earlier than his parents expected.

Samuel Evans Butler arrived on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 1:39 p.m., making him Parkview Huntington's New Year's baby.

His parents, Katie Robinson and Jesse Butler, of Wabash, say Samuel arrived six days early. Robinson's due date was Jan. 8.

They came to Parkview Huntington for the delivery because the Wabash County Hospital doesn't deliver babies, Butler says.


Working together

Photo by Lauren W. Wilson.

As part of Healthy Kids Day at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, Jan. 3, Mary Young (left) partners up with volunteer Kelsey Hoke in a balloon race. The girls finished in first place.


Psi Iotes invite children to special library program

Psi Iota Xi Sorority and The Huntington City-Township Public Library invite children to a special "Polar Bear Story Time" and craft on Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at the main library in Huntington.

Children ages preschool to second grade may attend, where they will listen to stories about polar bears and other arctic animals and participate in a make-and-take craft.

This is a free event - all materials will be provided, and refreshments will be served.

Registration is appreciated. Call the Children's Department at 356-2900 to register.


Open house for Dalrymple retirement

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Mary Dalrymple will retire after 12 years of service at Teachers Credit Union, in Huntington.

An open house will be held to honor Dalrymple on Friday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The credit union is located at 313 Northpoint Ave.



Locals earn Ivy Tech fall dean’s list honors

Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast announces the names of students named to the dean's list for fall 2012.

They are:

Kathleen Bouck; Amanda Downey; Irene Hutchison; Travis Koontz; and Marissa Skinner.


Cash-Cline tribute concert set in Roanoke

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Singing duo Shade 'N' Shannon will present an anniversary tribute to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Jan. 18 at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Johnny Cash and the 50th anniversary of the death of Patsy Cline.

Cline was killed in a 1963 plane crash shortly after completing a national tour with Cash.
The country music legends charted dozens of songs and together recorded almost 2000 songs.


A century in business

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Young's Café, in Huntington, was presented with a Centennial Award during a dinner held Dec. 3 in Indianapolis. The award is presented by the Indiana Historical Society in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have been in business for 100 years. Daniel Hasler (right), Indiana secretary of commerce, presented the award to (from left) Danny Young, Susan Young Mote, Sharon Young, Larry Young and Kay Young Eberhart. Young's Café celebrated 100 years in business in April, 2011.


Cafe of Hope announces calendar of events for month of January

The Cafe of Hope announces events on its calendar for the month of January.

They are:

• Jan. 18 - Family friendly karaoke from 6-9 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public.

• Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 - Last call trivia from 7-9 p.m. Play is free, and prizes are provided for winners.

During the month of January all players will receive a free fountain soda. This is a team event.

For more information visit or call Cafe of Hope at 355-0055.



Backup singers

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The Dillman Church Sanctuary Choir served as backup singers for Ernie Haase and Signature Sound during a Dec. 7 concert at the Honeywell Center, in Wabash.


Preschoolers can learn about the weather Jan. 23 at Salamonie IC

Preschool-age children can learn about weather at one of two Salamonie Preschool classes on Jan. 23 at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

"Wild About Weather" runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Salamonie Preschool programs are designed to enhance a child's basic education. Participants learn letters of the alphabet, build crafts, interact with other children and spend time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.
Adults are required to attend the preschool with their children.


Thorne Insurance earns 2012 Presidential Partner accolade

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Thorne Insurance has earned the designation of Presidential Partner for 2012 from Western Reserve Group, the top award presented by the company.

Only 20 agencies in Indiana and Ohio are designated Presidential Partner Agencies out of all of Western Reserve Group's 426 agencies.

The award is achieved through outstanding agency underwriting of business, continued positive growth through new sales and retention of exisiting customers through excellent customer service.

Thorne Insurance has been open since 1928 and has represented Western Reserve Group since 1994.


Community groups to sponsor workforce training

United Way of Huntington County, the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and the Youth Services Bureau will sponsor a multigenerational workforce training on Friday, Jan. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Peter's First Community Church located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.


Preparing to swing

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kristy Ridgway (right), an interpretive naturalist with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, positions Courtney Huizinga so she can take a swing at a piñata during the Winter's Night Sky Camp at the interpretive services center, near Andrews, on Friday, Dec. 28.


Just in time for resolutions, website offers Hoosiers way to assess health

Just in time for New Year's resolutions, a newly-launched website offers Hoosiers - and residents of each of the state's 92 counties - a chance to assess their health.

The goal, sponsors say, is to give health providers the information they need to help improve the health of their communities.


Huntington County HELP mission is to aid people with disabilities

Huntington County HELP is a not-for-profit foundation established to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities.

It began life as a part of the national Easter Seals organizations, but became independent of that organization some 25 years ago so that its funds could be used solely for Huntington County residents.


Library holding Chess Time for local youth

The Huntington City-Township Public Library invites youth in grades six through 12 to test their skills at Chess Time.

Chess Time will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Huntington library, 255 W. Park Drive.
Teens can play practice games to build their strategy skills and then, if they wish, enter a chess tournament.

The tournament will be supervised by Jack Oberholtzer. Depending on the number of participants, tournament play may be concluded at a later date.


County residents can recycle tires, Freon items free of charge

In an effort to help encourage residents to clean up and recycle household waste tires, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners, the Huntington Landfill and Huntington County Solid Waste Management District will work together to offer all residents of Huntington County an opportunity to recycle tires and Freon-containing items free of charge.

Tire and Freon collection has been expanded from month-long special events to a permanent year-around service beginning in 2013.


Perfection investing in equipment at facility

Photo by Steve Clark.

Perfection Wheel LLC, of Huntington, announced on Friday, Dec. 28, an investment of $130,000 for the purchase of new manufacturing equipment, creating five new jobs while retaining 30 existing positions at their facility.


School corporation’s Ainsworth earns professional certification

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Jerri Ainsworth, payroll specialist for the Huntington County Community School Corporation, has earned certification as a Business Office Specialist from the Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

To earn the certification, she completed 18 hours of required coursework, 30 elective class hours and 10 seminar hours.



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Lilly Culver, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, picks out a new pair of moccasins during a shopping trip in December. Payless ShoeSource sponsored the shopping trip for 125 Huntington County children as part of its international program, Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, which provided $1.5 million in free shoes to children around the world during the holiday season. The local children got to pick out their own shoes during shopping trips to Fort Wayne on Dec. 18 and 20.


Business of the Month

Photo by Lauren W. Wilson.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA was named the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month on Thursday, Dec. 27.


Dollars making sense

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Megan Bobay (right), a volunteer with Junior Achievement of Huntington County, explains to Lincoln Elementary School second-graders Alexis Miller (left) and Danielle Eckert how money moves through a community. Bobay was a volunteer in Jill Slagel's class during the fall semester. JA volunteers taught students about the roles of workers in communities and how communities work.


Lox Inc. adds Bradberry

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Mary Bradberry has joined the staff of Lox Inc. as a sylist.

Bradberry has 18 years of experience.

She graduated from Huntington Beauty College as a licensed cosmetologist.

She is available Monday through Saturday and will accept walk-ins and appointments.

To make an appointment with Bradberry, call 388-5262.

Lox Inc. is located at 125 Stadium Drive, Huntington.



Enjoying day camp

Photo by Lauren W. Wilson.

Kenadie Working (far left), Owen Woodlard (center) and Spencer Adkins enjoy a dip in the pool during the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA's Day Camp on Thursday, Dec. 27. The children were able to enjoy activities at the YMCA during their winter break from school.


Norwood Health and Rehabilitation to have Snow Party on Jan. 24

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation will conduct its annual Snow Party on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center, in Huntington.

There will be entertainment, door prizes, snacks and refreshments.

Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 359-4410. Reservations can be made starting on Monday, Jan. 7, at 8 a.m.

The Huntington Senior Center is located at 354 N. Jefferson St, Huntington.


Junior Rotarians

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School seniors Drew Schnitz (second from left) and Mariah Zumbrum (second from right) were named Junior Rotarians for the month of January by the Huntington Rotary Club. Also pictured are their Rotarian sponsors Chuck Grable (representing Steve Pfister) and Kristina Alvarado.


Shirt designer

Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Volmer paints a shirt during the Winter's Night Sky Camp at the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services Center, near Andrews, on Friday, Dec. 28.