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Healing Waters offers new food pantry

Healing Waters Ministry is offering a free food pantry, open to all, on May 24, June 28, July 28 and Aug. 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each date.

More dates will follow.

The pantry offers canned and boxed food, paper and cleaning products, hygiene and baby products.

Healing Waters Ministry is located at 5811W-606S, Mt. Etna.

Andrews High School alums invited to join on float for Heritage Days

The Andrews Alumni Association officers have announced that an entry is being planned for the Huntington Heritage Days Parade.

Alumni, friends, residents and students are invited to join in representing Andrews High School Cardinals in the parade.

For more information, contact Angie Pearson at 356-8674 or Phil Ruppert at 786-3253.

Roanoke library offers adult coloring

Roanoke Public Library will again offer an adult coloring session on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the library, 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, Roanoke.

Supplies will be available for coloring only; however, participants may bring their own craft or coloring supplies.

For more information, call the library at 672-2989.

Food pantry fund-raiser

United Hearts Ministries-Harvest House Food Pantry in Van Buren will be placing a bid on a new location and is offering churches and individuals the opportunity to help with the purchase of the new location. They will be purchasing the old bank on First Street, in front of the new Van Buren Fire Barn.

This food pantry is entirely supported by Van Buren and surrounding communities and does not receive food or funds from the federal or state government.

Prize sponsor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Crain Ford, of Warren, is the sponsor for a hole-in prize at the Heritage Pointe Alzheimer’s Golf Outing on June 16 at Dogwood Glen. Standing in front of a pick-up truck to be given if someone hits a hole-in one on the designated hole during the tourney are (from left) Jerry Brodrick, of Crain Ford; Chod Boxell, chief financial officer at Heritage Pointe; Charlie Crain, Crain Ford co-owner; and Ernie Smiley, director of golf at Dogwood Glen.

Boswell grads from Citadel

Kirsten Boswell, of Roanoke, graduated from The Citadel during The Citadel Graduate College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5. Boswell received a Master of Arts in English.

The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2018 included 281 graduate, 114 evening undergraduate and 59 veteran students.

‘Lotsa’ packing


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Representatives from the Huntington Police Department and Huntington Fire Department helped out packing bags of food for Blessings in a Backpack during the last Blessings packing of the school year. The group put together about 900 bags of food to last for three weeks during the summer. Among those packing were Huntington Police Patrolman Skyler Beard.

47th annual Forester Night hails top HU students, professor of year

Dr. Dwight Brautigam (center) receives his fourth Professor of the Year Award during the  47th annual Huntington University Forester Night on May 8. Brautigam is flanked by Dr. Jeffrey Webb (left) and Dr. Tim Smith. The event celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus and provided recognition for the Foresters of the Year, the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award and the Impact Initiative Scholarship.
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The 47th annual Huntington University Forester Night celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus, as well as the recognition of the Foresters of the Year, the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award, the Impact Initiative Scholarship and the Professor of the Year. The event was held May 8.

Penalty now being added to late county property tax payments

A penalty is now being added to Huntington County property taxes not paid by the May 10 due date.

A penalty of 5 percent will be charged if the spring installment is paid on or before 30 days after the due date and if the taxpayer is not behind on previous property tax payments for the same parcel. If taxes are due for more than this year’s spring installment, the penalty will be 10 percent of the unpaid tax.

Burnau and Geller earn N’west PTO scholarships

Haley Burnau (left) and Mitchell Geller.
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Northwest Elementary School PTO scholarships have been presented to Haley Burnau and Mitchell Geller. This is the 16th year for the two $500 scholarships.

Burnau is the daughter of Rob and Amy Burnau. She attended Northwest Elementary School for six years.

During her high school career she participated in activities, honors and services such as president of National Honor Society, 4-H president, Student Athletic Board, Class Council, cross country, girls’ basketball manager, tennis and volleyball.

Burnau plans to attend Indiana University to study nursing.

Seeking Union Twp. alumni for Heritage Days Parade float

Union Township High School alumni are needed to help support the Heritage Days Parade school float entered into the “Best ’50s Sectional Tournament Float” on June 23.

T-shirts are for sale for graduates to wear. Graduates are also needed to ride the float and bus.

Contact Judy Foudy Risk at 672-2823 or Rich Shafer at 228-1960 to order a shirt and get on the list to ride in the parade.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus thanks teachers during appreciation week

Pathfinder Kids Kampus teachers Michelle Borne (left) and Nondus Christman show off the tumblers they recently received during Teacher Appreciation Week at the facility.
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The teachers at Pathfinder Kids Kampus were thanked and celebrated recently during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7 to 11. All teachers at Pathfinder Kids Kampus were given a tumbler created by the artists served by Pathfinder Services’ Creative Abilities Art Studio.

First Federal gets banking accolade for 7th straight year

First Federal Savings Bank (FFSB) has been named to American Banker Magazine’s Top 200 Community Banks for the seventh consecutive year. The magazine qualifies banks for this listing if they have less than $2 billion in total assets and have stock that is publicly traded.

There were 633 banks eligible to be ranked using these qualifiers. FFSB came in at No. 75 on this year’s list.

The magazine ranked the institutions based on the profitability metric, Return on Average Equity, over a three-year period. Only 12 banks from the state of Indiana made this list.

HCARS to meet this evening

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held today, Monday, May  21, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The public is welcome.

Merry Royalty


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Miller’s Merry Manor residents Mary Jane Klein (left) and Max Solloway were crowned the queen and king of the manor Wednesday, May 16. The ceremony was held for residents, staff, friends and family as part of the facility’s National Nursing Home Week celebration activities.

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