New officers

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Lions District Governor Alan Arnold (left) recently installed new officers of the Andrews Lions Club. They are (from left) Cindy Rice, secretary; Michael Okuly, president; and Don Morgan, treasurer.

Koenig recognized with Case IH Pinnacle Award

Koenig Equipment dealerships in Gas City, Huntington, Logansport and Rossville have earned Case IH Pinnacle excellence status in AFS Precision Farming.  

The status requires a customer-centric approach to precision farming and Case IH awards Pinnacle status only to dealerships with a deep commitment across all organizational levels to selling and supporting precision farming products.  

iAB net income up 18 percent for second quarter

Independent Alliance Banks Inc., the holding company of iAB financial bank, has announced second quarter financial performance as of June 30, 2016.

Net income for the second quarter of 2016 increased 18.4 percent to $2.6 million, compared to the same period in 2015.

Battle of Businesses set for Sept. 9-18

The Parkview Huntington YMCA is planning its annual Battle of the Businesses competition for Sept. 9 through 18.

The competition allows businesses to form teams and compete against one another in two weekends of recreational activities, engage in fun events, build team unity and get to know others in the community.

First Federal net income up for first half

Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc., the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that net income for the six months ending June 30, 2016, increased $149,000 or 8.3 percent to $1.96 million ($1.63 per diluted common share).

That compares to net income of $1.81 million ($1.51 per diluted common share) for the six months ending June 30, 2015.  

1st Source Corp. net income down for quarter

1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has reported net income of $14.48 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $15.63 million reported in the second quarter a year ago. That brings the 2016 year-to-date net income to $28.30 million compared to $29.14 million in 2015.

Parkview Huntington to present free joint education program Aug. 16

Dr. Steven Wynder (left) discusses joint health and knee and hip replacement surgery during a program earlier this year at Parkview Huntington Hospital. The program, “Taking care of your joints,” will be repeated on Aug. 16.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital will present a free education program, “Taking care of your joints,” on Aug. 16, at 8 a.m. in the classrooms on the lower level of the hospital.

The program provides information on arthritis, exercise and stretching, the role of nutrition in fighting inflammation, surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint pain and other topics.

OLVM sisters announce new leadership team

The new leadership team of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will be installed Aug. 6. The team includes (from left) Sister Mary Jo Nelson, president; Sister Lucille Martinez, vice president; and Sister Ginger Downey, general secretary.
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Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will formally install its new three-member leadership team during a ceremony Aug. 6 in the Archbishop Noll Memorial Chapel on the Victory Noll campus, in Huntington.

New team members are Sister Mary Jo Nelson, president; Sister Lucille Martinez, vice-president; and Sister Ginger Downey, general secretary.

They were elected during General Chapter proceedings in March at Victory Noll. General Chapter is a gathering of congregation members to guide the direction of the community for the next four years.

Treats for readers

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Judy O’Banion (left) and Kay Ambrose, members of Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma, fill plastic bags with candy and other prizes during a work session Tuesday evening, July 19, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Sorority members and their husbands spent the evening filling more than 400 treat bags, which will be given out to young readers during the Huntington library’s summer reading party on July 28. Children can attend one of two sessions, the first from 10 a.m. to noon and the second from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Homemade ice cream to star at church cookout

St. Paul’s County Line Church will hold a homemade ice cream social on Saturday, July 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Chocolate, vanilla and lemon ice cream will be served.

Also on the menu are grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, lamb burgers and Spanish dogs, along with pies and cakes for dessert.

The church is located at 3995N-1000W, Andrews, at Maple Grove Road and the Wabash County line.

Patients’ donations to Habitat

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Staci Mathias (center), office manager at the Huntington County Habitat for Humanity, accepts a check for $1,365 from Dr. Stephen Geders (right) of Huntington Chiropractic Center as Petie Wust, Huntington County Chiropractic’s practice representative, helps to celebrate the occasion. The center has been raising funds for Habitat for Humanity by offering patients select chiropractic services in exchange for donations to the organization.

Council on Aging extending deadline for its state fair trip

The Huntington County Council on Aging is extending the deadline for its Indiana State Fair Trip.

Registration will close on July 29. A chartered bus will provide round trip transportation to the fair in Indianapolis. The bus will leave from the former Kmart parking lot in Huntington, leaving at 7:30 a.m. and returning about 6 p.m.

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation will provide a free breakfast on the bus prior to leaving. The trip fee includes transportation and admission to the fair. While at the fair, the shuttle rides are free to Seniors age 55 and over.

Scary encounter

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The Cowardly Lion, played by Alix Latta, puts on a brave front to frighten Dorothy (Lina Willard), Tin Man (Matthew Blomeke) and Scarecrow (Bryce Foreman) in a scene from “Wizard of Oz,” which will be presented this weekend by Huntington Theatre Guild: Act II. Shows are Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. in the Huntington North High School auditorium. Tickets are available in advance from any cast member, at Community Link Credit Union or by calling 224-3013.

HU will open Arizona campus with ribbon cutting, open house on Aug. 2

Huntington University will officially open the Arizona Center for Digital Media Arts in Peoria, AZ, on Aug. 2 with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.

Guests and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the newly-renovated facility as well as meet key HU staff and city officials who helped bring the center to Arizona.

Bolinger earns scholarship from Farm Credit Mid-America to attend WMU

Brianna Bolinger.

Markle college student Brianna Bolinger has been awarded a scholarship from Farm Credit Mid-America as part of the organization’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in agriculture.

Bolinger was awarded a $1,500 scholarship based on academic record, leadership qualities and community and school involvement. She attends Western Michigan University.

In total, Farm Credit Mid-America awarded 62 college scholarships across its four-state territory to its customers’ children and grandchildren who are pursuing degrees related to agriculture.

Emergency Planning Committee to test skills at tabletop disaster exercise

The Huntington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a tabletop exercise on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The tabletop exercise will involve a crash with two trucks and a chlorine leak.

Several agencies are invited to participate and the event is open to the public.

For more information contact Robert Jeffers, Huntington County Emergency Management Agency, at 358-4870.

Young rockers perform in downtown Huntington

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Youth from the School of Rock in Fort Wayne, a performance-based music school that teachers children and takes them to shows in the Northeast Indiana area, perform at "Music in the City" in downtown Huntington on Saturday evening, July 23.

Rolling Into Roanoke

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Marysia Wallace, of Fort Wayne, checks out a 1957 Chevrolet 2-door hardtop at the Rolling Into Roanoke event on Saturday, July 23.

Local chef strikes out on his own by driving eatery to customers

Jason (left) and Lauren Winterfeld are now operating JB’s Cuisine Machine, which will make its first major public appearance during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.
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After more than 15 years in the food industry — and the 12-hour days it demands — a new baby convinced Jason Winterfeld it was time to cut back.

“I realized a chef’s life wasn’t going to allow me to spend time with my son,” he says.

Not wanting to move out of the kitchen entirely, he and wife Lauren Winterfeld decided to strike out on their own, purchasing and outfitting a food truck.

“It’s so big on either coast,” he says of the food truck trend. “People are following their favorite food trucks.”

Pulse ‘Holmes’ auditions held July 25

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” will hit the stage of the Pulse Opera House, in Warren, beginning Sept. 9, and auditions will be held on Monday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m.  

The play pits Holmes and Watson against one of the most criminal minds in history. This adaptation is based on the 1899 play by actor/manager William Gillette. With the assistance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Gillette wrote the script and toured in it for 30 years. The world premier of this adaptation was in 2006. The play won rave reviews and won the 2007 Edgar Award for the Best Mystery Play.

Essay earns local girl on-scene political look

Jade Miller, of Huntington, poses smiling outside the White House during the trip she took with the Fort Wayne Urban League to Washington, DC.
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During one of the most divisive and confusing moments in American politics, Jade Miller, of Huntington, was given the opportunity to experience and gain insight in the political spectrum of the nation’s capital.

Miller, a sophomore at Huntington North High School, was selected by the Fort Wayne Urban League for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC on July 6.

Salamonie Preschool to have ‘Nature’s Colors’

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Nature’s Colors” on Aug. 17.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

There is a program fee per child. Advance registration is appreciated. Register by calling 468-2127.

Program on dealing with shooters at 2 churches

A program on dealing with an active shooter will be presented at both St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Roanoke, and St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, in Nix Settlement.

Roanoke Town Marshal Jim Wood will present both programs, explaining what the public should and should not do if confronted with an active shooter. Organizers say the chances of being faced with an active shooter at school, work or church are remote, but knowing what to do if it happens could save lives.

New Hope’s Seilhamer transfers to church near Chambersburg, PA

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Ray Seilhamer, pastor of New Hope United Brethren Church, has been transferred to the Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, located north of Chambersburg, PA.

A celebrative worship service will be held Sunday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. at New Hope UB Church, followed by a meal to honor the leadership of Ray and his wife Ruth Seilhamer. The church is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington.

The service will also feature a mortgage burning ceremony for New Hope Family Life Center, which has been paid off, as well as an installation ceremony of the church’s new pastor.

Lion of the Year

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Phil Bitzer (right) has been named Lion of the Year by the Andrews Lions Club. He is shown accepting the award from Don Morgan, the club’s treasurer.

Putting around

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Peyton Denney (right), 15, of Andrews, observes the putt he made through LEGO obstacles as his sister, Rylee Denney, 11, observes, during the Andrews-Dallas Township Library’s summer reading program party held Saturday, July 16. The miniature golf game was one of several held for kids at the library to celebrate the culmination of the reading program. Peyton and Rylee are the children of Sandi and Brian Denney.

Hittin’ the bricks

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Jessica Burnard (left), of Huntington, a member of the Historic Review Board, and Hawley Heights resident Trent Wolfe work on removing mortar from some of the bricks salvaged after two of the old pillars were torn down from the neighborhood Saturday, July 16. Volunteers and city workers removed the deteriorating pillars on Cherry Street just north of Collins Street, which are slated to be rebuilt with the help of a $2,000 grant. Plans call for 12 new pillars to be installed in the historic neighborhood.

Paddleboat crooner

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Bob “Cap’n Bob” Barnes, known as the Singing Skipper of the Dixie Sternwheeler boat in North Webster, sings “Hello, Young Lovers” to the residents of The Heritage of Huntington in a concert held Friday, July 15. Barnes can be found singing love songs aboard the Dixie during its Saturday night “Sunset & Moonlight Cruises” excursion on Webster Lake. Upcoming area concerts include the Tipton House on Sept. 15 and Dec. 21, and a Christmas concert at Heritage Communities in Warren on Dec. 6.

Mt. Etna Masons to host car show

Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge 333 will host a car show for cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Mt. Etna Lodge.

There is a fee for car entry. Trophies will be given for first, second and third place winners. All makes and models are welcome. There will also be door prizes and food and drink.

Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge 333 is located at 5908S – 594W, Mt. Etna.

2016 HNHS grad earns spot at ‘Speaking Science’

Aaron Webb
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Aaron Webb, a 2016 graduate of Huntington North High School, was among those selected to participate in “Speaking Science,” a program funded by the National Science Foundation to develop communication skills among early-career scientific researchers.

The program was directed by Dr. Laura Wysocki, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Sara Mehltretter Drury, assistant professor of rhetoric at Wabash College.