Holiday story time

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As youngsters listen enthralled, Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library Director Nancy Disbro reads a story with a Christmastime theme during the library’s story time on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Ten children attended the event, which included a take-home craft.

Stocking the shop

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Salvation Army Capt. Barbara McCauley (left) helps Carol Holmes (center) and Nancy Vickery arrange handmade hats on a table at the Salvation Army’s Christmas shop on Thursday, Dec. 18. Holmes and Vickery are members of the Town and Country Extension Homemakers Club, which donated 50 hats handmade by the club’s 12 members. Each hat represents about four hours of labor. McCauley said 167 families had signed up to select hats, toys and groceries from the Christmas shop on Dec. 18

Holiday prize drawing

Photo by Steve Clark.

Tammie Frederick (right), the Andrews Elementary School media clerk, announces names of students upon drawing them from a box during a prize drawing at the school’s Holiday Sing-A-Long on Thursday, Dec. 18. Belinda Cotton (left), a support staffer at the school, and others helped Frederick pass out the prizes to lucky students.

Merrily caroling

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Residents of the LaFontaine Center join members of the Riverview Middle School Seventh Grade Choir in singing Christmas carols at the center on Thursday, Dec. 18. Seated (from left) are resident Mary Smith, LaFontaine Center Service Coordinator Natalie Brautigam and resident Joy Cline. The choir, led by Danielle Ellenburg, serenaded its audience with holiday songs as well as a medley of tunes from the school’s upcoming spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Zoo scholarships to students with college animal majors

The Fort Wayne Zoological Society is accepting applications for the Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship, which bestows a one-time $2,000 award to a college-bound high school senior pursuing an animal-related career.

The scholarship award is based on an applicant’s character, commitment to the stewardship of animals, financial need and scholastic achievement. Graduating high school seniors in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties in Indiana are eligible to apply.

HAT announces holiday closing schedule

The Huntington Senior Center and Huntington Area Transportation (HAT) will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas.

HAT will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.

For more information call the Senior Center at 359-4410.

Extension office closed Dec. 24-25 for holiday

The Huntington County office of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday.

The office will also be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Habitat for Humanity moves to ‘one stop shop’ location

Serving in the new Habitat for Humanity office now located at 250 Commerce Drive, in Huntington, are (from left) Director of Accounting Jay Lahr, Executive Director Jean Wright and Volunteer and Program Coordinator Sam Schaadt.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The organization that provides affordable housing and sells repurposed building materials and home décor items is now a “one stop shop,” after the Huntington County Habitat for Humanity office moved into the front space of the building located at 250 Commerce Drive, in Huntington.

Trent Wolfe passes CPA examination

Trent A. Wolfe
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Trent A. Wolfe, senior manager at Kline’s CPA Group, Huntington, recently passed the CPA exam and became a fully certified public accountant.

He is also certified with the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent.

Wolfe, a Huntington County native, graduated from Manchester College with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting in 2006. After completing an internship with Kline’s CPA his senior year, he began full time in December of 2006.

1st Source earns SBA accolade

1st Source Bank has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s 2014 Community Lender Award.

This is the second consecutive year 1st Source has received the award, which recognizes its commitment to providing financial assistance to businesses in Indiana during the federal fiscal year.

1st Source Bank has a banking facility in Huntington, located at 1959 N. Jefferson St.