Three HNHS graduates earn language certificates

Pictured (from left) Reagan Wohlford, Olivia Henderson and Emma Helmich.
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Reagan Wohlford, Olivia Henderson and Emma Helmich, all 2017 graduates of Huntington North High School, are the first Huntington North students to earn the new Indiana Certificate of Multilingual.

The certificate is awarded to students who have achieved a functional level of proficiency in both the English language and one or more other languages.

The students tested at an advanced or intermediate high level in all skill areas of their second language.

A hand-y work of art

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Olivia Fingerle, 11, of Roanoke, places colorful cutouts of her hands onto a black background to make a 3-D picture during Art Camp held at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, July 20. About a dozen youngsters worked on the projects, filling the black backgrounds with their imaginative decorations.

Zanesville gears up for Summer Festival Saturday

Brooklyn Holley, of Fort Wayne, competes in a hula hoop contest held during last summer’s festival car show in Zanesville. The car show will return to Zanesville as part of the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29.
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A car show, craft show and a full day of baseball are only a few of the activities in store at the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29, in Zanesville.

The festival’s car show will be held at the Zanesville United Methodist Church with music by  DJ Rich McCoy.

Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Dash plaques are given to the first 50 entries. Early registration fee is discounted. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

Entries for the car show can be mailed to PO Box 361, Zanesville, IN 46799. An entry fee is charged.

Saint Anne Community officially opens

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Staff and officials cut the ribbon on the new Saint Anne Victory Noll location in Huntington on Thursday, July 20. Celebrating the occasion are (front row, from left) Theresa Kitt, Mary McCormack and Anne Crawley, Saint Anne Communities; David Deffenbaugh, chief operating officer, Saint Anne Communities; Sister Mary Jo Nelson, president of the congregation at Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters; and Lucille Martinez; and (back row, from left) Elaine Wilson, Saint Anne Communities; Sister Ginger Downey; State Sen.

Adult coloring offered at Roanoke library July 27

Adult coloring and craft time will be offered at Roanoke Public Library on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m.

Supplies will be available for coloring only, but participants are welcome to bring their own craft or coloring supplies.

The library is located at 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, Roanoke.

Women’s car care clinic at Charity Baptist

A women’s car care clinic will be held Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at Charity Baptist Church.

The free clinic will instruct participants on how to check oil, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid and tire pressure as well as how to change a tire and the safe way to jump-start a car.

Preregistration is required. For questions or to register call 356-3573 or 388-4078.

Charity Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Broadway and Old U.S.-24 by Lake Clare and the Fitness Park.

Thornsberry joins Real Living/Ness Bros. staff as new real estate agent

Scott Thornsberry
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Real Living/Ness Bros., Real Estate & Auction Co., Inc., has announced that Scott Thornsberry has joined the office as a real estate agent.

“Real Living Real Estate has a reputation for providing quality real estate services and I’m honored to be a part of the company,” Thornsberry said. “I look forward to joining such a fine group of real estate professionals and serving Northern Indiana.”

15 organizations to set the pace for United Way in fund drive

As United Way Donor Development Coordinator Joy Koch (left) listens, United Way donor Tara McClure explains how she suddenly became a recipient of help from some of United Way’s partner organizations following a fire at her home on March 8. Her remarks were made at the annual Pacesetter Kickoff held Wednesday, July 19, at Central Christian Church.
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The 2017 United Way Pacesetter Kickoff on Wednesday, July 19, revealed 15 companies and organizations that have pledged to lead the way early into the 2017 fund-raising campaign.

The kickoff luncheon was held at Central Christian Church. Adam Fusselman, the 2017 campaign chair, introduced representatives from the companies that will “set the pace” of this year’s campaign:

• Andrews Elementary School.

• Bippus State Bank.

• Ecolab.

• First Federal Savings Bank.

• Flint Springs Elementary School.

• Gerdau.

Birdhouse craft, yoga sessions set in parks

Huntington Parks and Recreation will have several programs coming in the next few months.

A craft day for grandparents and their grandchildren will be held on Aug. 2, at Elmwood Park. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the large pavilion.

Participants will have the chance to paint their own birdhouse.

There is a fee for the craft kit. Supplies are limited participants are advised to sign up in advance. Visit the Parks and Recreation office at 634 Webster St. or call 358-2323 ext. 2502 to pay and reserve a craft kit.

St. Paul’s ice cream social is July 29

An ice cream social will be held at St. Paul’s County Line Church on Saturday, July 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Homemade chocolate, vanilla and lemon ice cream will be featured, along with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, lamb burgers, Spanish dogs, pies and cakes.

The church is located at 3993N-1000W, Andrews.


HU student film wins honors at Chicago festival

Ben Crane, a Huntington University senior from Richmond, wrote, directed and edited “Redshift,” a student film that won “Best of Fest” at Chicago’s Windy City International Film Festival.
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“Redshift,” a film produced by Huntington University students, took home “Best of Fest” and “Best Actor” at the Windy City International Film Festival on June 30 in Chicago, IL.

The film was presented at the festival by writer, director and editor Benjamin Crane; producers Zachary McIntyre and Joseph Walls; and actors Chris Holder and Kelsey Jaffer. The first-year festival showcased 76 films, both short and feature length, and had over 100 filmmakers and actors in attendance.

Goodnight authors textbook, earns ‘Best New Teacher’ recognition

Nicholas Goodnight
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Huntington resident Nicholas Goodnight, an automotive technology instructor at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus, has co-authored an automotive textbook and has earned top honors from an automotive teachers’ group.

Goodnight was named Best New Automotive Teacher in the Nation by the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.

The award, which was presented at the council’s conference held July 17 through 20 in Warren, MI, recognizes an outstanding automotive instructor who has been teaching for five or fewer years.

Saving the leftovers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Love In the Name of Christ Food Pantry Director Kelley Miller (left) helps Jill Morrow, the kitchen manager at Lincoln Elementary School, pack up unused food items at Huntington County schools to be distributed through the food pantry on Wednesday, July 19. The partnership between the schools and Love INC is aimed at keeping packaged food from going into the trash when it can be given to those who need it. The food will be located on a “free” table at the Love INC pantry.

Norwood on dean’s list at U of Findlay

Brody Norwood, of Roanoke, has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at the University of Findlay.

To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The University of Findlay is in northwest Ohio.

Pump Track ceremony

Photo by Steve Clark.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Huntington Parks Pump Track, located at Yeoman Park, in Huntington, was held on Tuesday, July 18. The hilly, asphalt track serves as a bicycle motocross (BMX) course.

1st Source reports 2Q record net income

1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has reported a record high net income of $16.67 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 15.13 percent compared to $14.48 million reported in the second quarter a year ago.

That brings the 2017 year-to-date net income to $32.88 million compared to $28.30 million in 2016, an increase of 16.18 percent.

Making it shine

Photo by Scott Trauner

Mark Searles (left) and his wife, Kim, of Fort Wayne, give their 2007 Porsche Cayman a final once-over during the Rolling Into Roanoke on Saturday morning, July 22, in downtown Roanoke. The annual event featured hundreds of antique and unique vehicles, and was presented by the Roaoanke Beautification Foundation.

Rolling Into Roanoke

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Mike Spahr (left) of Warren, talks with car owner Bob Craig, of Warsaw, about Craig's 1958 Ford during Rolling Into Roanoke on Saturday morning, July 22. Hundreds of unique and antique vehicles filled Roanoke's downtown area for the day-long show, which was presented by the Roanoke Beautification Foundation.

Hewing workshop at Markle cabin site

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Steven Lalioff, of Cicero, led a workshop on log hewing at the site of the Markle log cabin on Saturday morning, July 22. The historic cabin lost two logs that had rotted away, and to save money Lalioff was teaching volunteers how to hew logs to replace the rotten ones.

Music in the City

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The band Roustabout serenades the crowd on a sultry Friday evening, July 21, in downtown Huntinton as part of the free Music in the City concert series. Band members shown are (from left) Chris Kauffman, Joey Spiegel and Bob Thompson.

Roanoke gallery owner will serve as judge for LAC Regional Art Show

Penny French-Deal
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Penny French-Deal will serve as judge for the LaFontaine Arts Council’s 2017 Regional Art Show.

The show will be held Aug. 5 through Aug. 30 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

French-Deal, an award winning contemporary oil painting artist, grew up on a farm in Indiana. She studied at the Fort Wayne Art Institute and now manages her own gallery, French-Deal Fine Art, in Roanoke.

French-Deal focuses on landscapes and portraiture, using vibrant colors in her contemporary impressionistic style.

Mt. Etna car show is Aug. 5

The Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge will hold its 10th annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Judged classes include cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods. Trophies will be awarded to each to the top three finishers in each class. Special trophies will also be awarded.

Entrants will receive dash plaques and door prizes will be awarded. Food will be available.  

The show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration at 10 a.m., at the Masonic Lodge in Mt. Etna, a mile east of the intersection of Ind.-9 and Ind.-124, 10 miles south of Huntington.

Adding greenspace

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Josie Ferrell, 11, of Huntington, adds green “grass” in the form of green colored sugar to her forest-themed cupcake Monday, July 17, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Kids decorated cupcakes with a variety of frostings and toppings, lending them so library patrons could vote on their favorite decorated cakes.

Harshbarger will bring Andrews stories for Seniors

The monthly Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be on Monday, Aug. 7, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

Featured speaker and Andrews native Janice Harshbarger, author of “Only in Andrews,” will highlight history and anecdotes about the town that are included in her book. Harshbarger is beginning to write a second book on Andrews history.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Telescopes topic at Second Saturday

Guests can learn about the night sky and how to use telescopes at Salamonie Lake’s Second Saturday event on Aug. 12.

The event runs from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with Steve and Debbie Russell hosting a telescope clinic.

Meet at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Telescopes will be provided.

Second Saturday is a monthly educational series of programs at Salamonie Lake.

A fee per participant is payable the day of the event.

Standard gate fees apply.

HU ranked 13th among most affordable Christian universities in the Midwest

Huntington University has been ranked 13th in Christian Universities Online’s (CUO) list of “25 Most Affordable Christian Colleges & Universities 2017 – Midwest.”

A follow up to CUO’s “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities 2017” ranking, this list highlights institutions located in the Midwest that offer students affordability without compromising quality in their programs.

Huntington County Amateur Radio Society to meet tonight at COH

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society will meet on Monday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

Anyone interested in learning about amateur radio or becoming an operator is invited to attend.

Libraries prepping for several programs

The early weeks of August will bring multiple programs to both the Huntington and Markle branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Teens can “Paint It Like Pollock” in a painting workshop to be presented on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. in Markle and on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. in Huntington. Participants will learn about the life and works of artist Jackson Pollock, as well as create their own drip painting. Wearing old clothes is suggested.

Bus trip to Indiana Grand Casino to benefit Ride 2 Provide group

A bus trip to the Indiana Grand Casino, in Shelbyville, will benefit the Ride 2 Provide organization.

The bus will leave from the Methodist Church parking lot in Markle at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, and return to Markle around 5 p.m.

There is a cost for the trip and it is limited to 40 people. The fee includes casino cash and a food voucher. Raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing will also be held.

To sign up for the trip, contact Carla Buzzard at 273-0748 or Lesa Asher at 438-8635.

Aug. 1 deadline for two types of ag insurance

Farmers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2017 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.