Touches of Health adds laser treatments to program lineup

Touches of Health has added a new laser therapy, Aura PTL II, a clinical program that integrates laser therapy, acupoint stimulation, substance specific stress reduction and nutritional and homeopathy support.

Seventy-four programs are available to help balance and reset the body to stop inappropriate responses to both external and internal stimuli, says owner/operator Deb Eath-erton. Smoking cessation and weight loss programs are available.

Touches of Health also now carries the full line of Medix4Life products, designed to fight cellular damage.

New shop sells motorcycle apparel, accessories

Harry (left) and Destiny Boggs are the owners of B. Leather & Bike Shop, in Huntington, which sells motorcycle apparel, accessories and parts.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Guardian bells are among the items offered at B. Leather & Bike Shop, a new store in Huntington selling motorcycle apparel, accessories and parts.

“Guardian bells are a real big thing,” explains the store’s co-owner, Harry Boggs. “If somebody buys a bike, somebody else will buy them a guardian bell to keep the ‘gremlins’ away from the bike.”

“It’s a superstition,” chimes in Boggs’ wife, Destiny, the store’s other co-owner.

“It’s a legend,” Harry concludes. “So they don’t have any bad luck on their bike.”

Huntington Theatre Guild: ACT II to present play about trial Feb. 19-20

Cast members of the Huntington Theatre Guild: ACT II’s production of “The Night of January 16” include (from left) Robin Hill, who plays Karen Andre; Deanna Albertson, who plays Judge Wilma Heath; and Travis Duckett, playing District Attorney Flint. The interactive play will be presented Feb. 19 and 20 in the Council Chamber at the Huntington City Building.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Theatre Guild: ACT II will present the production of “The Night of January 16,” directed by Matt Stephenson, on Feb. 19 and 20.  

The play is a trial about a murder that took place on Jan. 16. The cast includes a prosecuting attorney (Travis Duckett) and a defense attorney (Gentry Trimble), the accused (Robin Hill), a judge (Deanna Albertson) and many witnesses who will take the stand. The jury will actually be selected from the audience members.

The play will take place in the Council Chamber of the City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

Huntington resident joins MU as its director of residential life

Melanie Lawson
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Melanie Ebig Lawson, of Huntington, has joined Manchester University as director of residential life.

Lawson earned a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and a master’s degree in counseling and college student personnel from Eastern Michigan University.

Most recently she worked with Mount Holyoke College as associate director of residential life.

Lawson began in January and reports to Allen Machielson, the dean of student experience.

$500,000 lead donation gets new HU Welcome Center off to flying start

A $500,000 lead donation has been given to Huntington University by a trustee and will be allocated to start the construction of a new campus Welcome Center.

The 3,000-square-foot addition will be part of the Merillat Centre for the Arts and will house the university’s admissions office, support services and meeting spaces and will feature state-of-the-art teleconferencing technology. The admissions office is currently located in the lower level of Livingston Residence Hall.

Huntington library to hold two computer classes

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold two computer basics classes this March for those who wish to brush up on their computer skills.

Computer Basics 101 will be offered on March 1 at 1 p.m. The class will teach computer skills such as the various parts, mouse control, navigation and saving files.

Microsoft Word 101 will be offered on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. Participants can learn the basics needed to type, edit and format a document using Microsoft Word.

Kyger on UA dean’s list

Logan Kyger, of Roanoke, has been named to the University of Akron’s fall 2015 dean’s list.

Kyger is majoring in accounting.

Dean’s list students must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 to 3.999 while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Arts council names top January artists at HNHS

The LaFontaine Arts Council December artists of the month at Huntington North High School are (front row, from left) Claire Yazel, newspaper; Dalton Adams, Viking New Tech; Cassidy Butler, Viking New Tech; Jarin Matheny, radio; and Brendan Henry, television; and (back row from left) Ann Siegfried of the LaFontaine Arts Council; and teachers Tim Misiora, journalism; Michele Santa, Viking New Tech; and Nick Altman, radio-television. Not pictured is Paige Gordon, who was nominated for her work on the yearbook.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has named its January artists of the month at Huntington North High School.

They are Dalton Adams, Viking New Tech; Cassidy Butler, Viking New Tech; Paige Gordon, yearbook; Brendan Henry, television; Jarin Matheny, radio; and Claire Yazel, journalism.

• Adams is the son of Matt and Molly Adams. He was nominated by teacher Michele Santa and the VNT staff.

Riverview team wins geography championship

Members of the Riverview Geography Bee team, which took champion honors in the geography bee at Indian Springs Middle School, are (front row, from left) Cassie Vargo, Julia Baker, Crystal Crider, Luke Bent and Ganon Speed; and (second row, from left) Sebastian Moyer, Hannah Brown, Brandon Kem, Melody Glassburn, Barrett Barscz, Breckin Hammel, Nathan Mygrant, Caden Brubaker, Zach Zehner, Emma Bradford and Joseph Kibellus; and (back row, from left) Aiden Klausing and Coach Les Hoffman.
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The Riverview Geography Bee Team won the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference Geography Bee championship on Feb. 2 at Indian Springs Middle School.

Questions for this year’s competition were on sub-Saharan Africa. The team was led by perfect scores from Nathan Mygrant and Luke Bent.

Other team members on the conference championship team are Brandon Kem, Joseph Kibellus, Emma Bradford, Ganon Speed, Cassie Vargo, Sebastian Moyer, Breckin Hammel, Zach Zehner, Hannah Brown, Caden Brubaker, Julia Baker, Melody Glassburn, Crystal Crider, Aiden Klausing and Barrett Barscz.

Huntington County woman earns USF fall semester dean’s list honors

Maggie Hollman, of Huntington County, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne.

The dean’s list includes students who have completed 12 or more semester hours of class credit and attained a scholastic semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Library celebrates bicentennial with books

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday with a Bicentennial Reading Challenge, sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Children and adults are encouraged to read 200 books, or adults may read 200 hours, between February and Dec. 10.

For every 10 books or hours completed, participants can enter for a monthly prize drawing. Extra entries can be earned by reading books about Indiana or written by Hoosier authors. At the end of the program, a grand prize winner will be drawn from all entries.

Winter wreath making

Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Assistant Librarian Dee Kochensparger (center) teaches Serenity Wheeler, (left) Jacob Wheeler (back right) and Shai Wheeler how to make a winter wreath during the Winter Craft Festival at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 4. Kids of all ages were able to make and take home various winter-themed ornaments.

Ivy Tech offers CNA class in Huntington

Due to a growing need for certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, in Huntington County, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will offer a CNA class in Huntington.

The class will prepare those interested in working as nursing assistants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals and home health agencies — all under the direction of a licensed nurse.

An evening of painting will benefit Café of Hope

Café of Hope will host a “Coffee and Canvas” fund-raiser on Friday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., featuring Giggabuggy.

Participants will be painting “Anchor Love.”

There is a cost for the session, which includes a free specialty drink from the café. Admission tickets can be purchased at Café of Hope or online through Giggabuggy’s website.

Proceeds will benefit Café of Hope.

HU faculty members granted promotions

Pictured from left, Dr. Tanner Babb, Barbara Michel, Dr. Timothy Smith, Dr. Evelyn Priddy
and Dr. Cindy Steury.
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The Huntington University Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation for promotions of rank for five faculty members.

Dr. Tanner Babb has been promoted to associate professor of psychology.

He teaches in the undergraduate department of psychology as well as in the Huntington University Graduate School.

Students recognized

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Steve Platt, a star player at Huntington University who went on to coach the university’s men’s basketball team for 14 years, was the special guest for the January PALs luncheon at Northwest Elementary School, which recognized students who display pride, achievement and leadership in their daily activities.

On stage

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Jana Henly, of Huntington, is featured as Inga in the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s production of the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein.” Performances are at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, on Feb. 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28, starting at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call 424-5220. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

American Red Cross seeking February blood donors

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Budding scientists

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Dr. John Regan, representing the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, visited the Huntington Catholic High School science fair to present awards to the students with the best projects on dental subjects. Andrea Krumanaker, whose project was titled “Listerine vs. Salt Water,” received the first place award from the dental society. Regan also presented special recognition certificates to seven other students.

State officials warn Hoosiers about the threat of Zika virus

State health officials are urging Indiana residents, especially pregnant women, to use caution when traveling to countries where the Zika virus has been detected and to take steps to protect against mosquito-borne illnesses at home and abroad.

Commish to have pair of exec sessions

The Huntington County Commissioners will hold two executive session meetings today, Monday, Feb. 8.

The first one will begin at 11:15 a.m. with discussing records classified as confidential by state or federal statute.

The second meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. to discuss litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

Both sessions will be held in Commissioners Room 103A of the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Executive sessions are not open to the public.

Kline files as Republican candidate for county council at-large seat

Ron Kline

Ron Kline has filed as a candidate in the Republican primary for one of the three at-large seats on Huntington County Council.

“I see the need to keep the spending under control in the county,” Kline said in announcing his candidacy.

Kline, a native and lifelong resident of Huntington County, is the founder of Handyman Service by Ron Kline, which he operated for 11 years before selling the business and retiring in 2015.

Sweet craft

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Shyloe Knipp (left), 5, of Huntington, concentrates as she scoops out a dollop of pink icing to go on her Valentine cookie during the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s “Cookies and Cards” event on Thursday, Feb. 4. She is assisted by library employee Amber Hudson. Children and adults could decorate cookies and make homemade cards using scrapbooking techniques during the family-friendly event. Shyloe is the daughter of Amanda Knipp.

Matheny is top speller at Andrews

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Jamen Matheny

Jamen Matheny is the winner of Andrews Elementary School’s spelling bee.

Matheny is a fifth grader in Luke Moreland’s class. He correctly spelled the word “acetone“ to win.

Matheny is the son of Patty Myers and Tom Matheny.

The runnerup is Kenzie Gamlin. Gamlin is also a fifth grader in Moreland’s class. She is the daughter of Scott Gamlin and Micki Beekman.

The spelling bee lasted 20 rounds with Matheny and Gamlin competing against each other for five rounds before a winner was decided.

New Hope UB to show ‘War Room’

New Hope UB Church will show the film, “The War Room” on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m.

Refreshments, including popcorn, punch and cookies will be served.

The community is invited to attend.

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

Christ the King to hold Ash Wednesday service

Christ the King Episcopal Church will hold an Ash Wednesday Eucharist and imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 1224 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Hair Raisers to host annual rabbit show

The Huntington County Hare Raisers Association is holding its annual rabbit show on Feb. 13 at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The show entry begins at 6 a.m. with the show judging beginning at 9 a.m.

This show helps to raise money to purchase awards for the youth in the 4-H rabbit project and the Janell Marie Saunders Scholarship. Saunders was a 10-year 4-H member who showed rabbits.

4-H activities schedule announced

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Huntington County office announces the 4-H calendar of activities from Feb. 8 to Feb. 21.

They are:

Monday, Feb. 8 – Leaders’ meeting, 7 p.m., at the Courthouse Annex.

Monday, Feb. 8 – Future Leaders, 7 p.m., at Littles’ home.

Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Wayne Township Future Farmers, 6:30 p.m., at Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Canine Capers, 6:30 p.m., Community Building at the fairgrounds.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 – T-Bone Club, 6:30 p.m., Salamonie School gym.

Ann Malone serves as president of PHH Guild

Incoming officers for the Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild are (left to right) Ann Malone, president; Louann White, vice president; Pat Hall, secretary; and Phyllis Pieper, treasurer.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild has announced its officers for 2016. They are Ann Malone, president; Louann White, vice president; Pat Hall, secretary; and Phyllis Pieper, treasurer.

Guild members operate the Parkview Huntington Hospital Gift Shop on a volunteer basis.

Proceeds from gift shop and popcorn sales support the guild’s efforts, in conjunction with the Parkview Huntington Foundation, to purchase equipment and other needs for the hospital and its programs.

Wilhelm will explore works of mercy

Victory Noll Center will continue its celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a session on March 3 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sue Wilhelm will facilitate a meditation on the gospel, which calls on each person to embrace the works of mercy and explore practical opportunities in our own back yards.

The evening will begin with a simple supper and will include prayer, reflection and conversation.

A fee is charged. Registration deadline is Feb. 24.