Honeywell to host 2 interactive leadership seminars on Sept. 16

Jones Loflin, a professional speaker, author and trainer, will be virtually hosting classes through the Honeywell Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Registration for the virtual classes is open via
Photo by Mandy Mahan.

Jones Loflin, professional speaker, author and trainer, will be coming to the Honeywell Center, virtually, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to stream two different interactive leadership seminars via Eagles Theatre studios.

Loflin was a former middle and high school teacher. He made the switch to his current line of work in 1994. Initially, Loflin started out as a generalist when it came to speaking, and as his career went on, he began to focus in on time management, productivity and work-life balance.

According to Loflin, the books he has written stem from personal experience.

Donation to the Disaster Team

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Roanoke Tractor Puller Association made a donation in the amount of $500 to the Huntington County Disaster Team on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in appreciation and support for the work they provide to the organization and to the community. The group had to cancel their annual tractor pull in Roanoke this fall, but wanted to give back to the Roanoke community despite the setback. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Disaster Team Co-Captain Jon Eddingfield, Capt. Max Kaylor, Brian Dearduff of the Roanoke Tractor Puller Association and Disaster Team Co-Captain Fred Crago. 

Sing-Along time

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Pre-school aged children and their adults participated in the Salamonie Preschool’s “A is for Autumn Apples” class on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Children and their adults started the morning class off by having a sing-along, featuring popular children’s songs and a few nature-themed songs to learn as well. 

Outreach Ministries to accept donations

St. Henry’s Outreach Ministries truck will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20, taking donations to “fill the truck.”

Donations such as clean clothes, household items, furniture, toys and working TVs or computers will be accepted.

Red Cross encourages blood donations

The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups. For patients with rare blood types, blood from someone with a similar racial or ethnic background is important to decrease the chance of complications.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Life Church to host prayer walk Sept. 26

Life Church is hosting a prayer walk on Saturday, Sept. 26, at noon in conjunction with Franklin Graham’s Prayer March 2020 in Washington, DC.

The focus will be on asking God to be with us and heal our land as participants pray for the nation, families and local and national leaders.

Walkers will stop at and pray over the Boys & Girls Club, Huntington County Jail, Police Department (all law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel), downtown businesses and finish at the Courthouse. This is not a political event, just a time of prayer as a community.

Parkview Health joins Indiana lab testing network

As part of the Indiana Department of Health’s lab testing network, Parkview Regional Medical Center received a Roche cobas 6800 in August and began processing COVID-19 tests on Sept. 1.
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Parkview Health is joining hospitals and health systems across the state as part of the Indiana Department of Health’s lab testing network.

In partnership with the state, Parkview has obtained lab equipment that will reduce the turnaround time for COVID-19 diagnostic tests in the region.

A new Roche cobas machine in the lab at Parkview Regional Medical Center will allow the health system to process a high volume of COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, with most results available in less than 24 hours.

Free online fraud and cybercrime seminar Sept. 24

Join Lake City Bank’s Treasury Management team for an online seminar about fraud and cybercrime on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m.

The team will share common fraud scenarios that they and their clients have encountered and how to fight against them.

The bank will be joined by guest speakers addressing the following topics:

• George Goodlink, vice president and information security officer at Lake City Bank, will discuss how Lake City Bank protects client information and share some general cybersecurity and fraud protection tips.

A is for Autumn Apples

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Listening to nature-themed songs and poems at the Salamonie Preschool “A is for Autumn Apples” class on Wednesday, Sept. 9 are Pam Rudy and granddaughter Vera Miller. The class was held at the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services area at 3691 New Holland Rd. in Andrews.

Huntington North High School holds Senior Week; honors fall senior athletes

Walking with her parents, Adam and Kelly Clanin, is Huntington North High School senior and cross country runner Lily Clanin. The week of Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 was dedicated to senior athletes at Huntington North, ending with the senior night football game on Friday evening. Football players and managers, cheerleaders, cross country runners, band members and color guard members were celebrated before the football game on Sept. 4.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

In the spring, plans for school events like musicals, prom, graduation and more came to a grinding halt due to COVID-19 closures. Events that people in the community had been looking forward to for months were suddenly being postponed or canceled. Entire seasons of sports were missed, and Huntington North High School was unable to continue with their tradition of celebrating their senior athletes during their last home game of the season.

Huntington Parks & Recreation to host community events in September

The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department is hosting several community events and activities this month:

• “Yoga in the Park” will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Tuesday now to Sept. 29, in the large pavilion at Memorial Park.

Pre-register for the sessions by contacting megan.thompson@hunt or calling 358-2323 ext. 2502. There is a fee charged for all four sessions.

American Senior Communites earns 2020 award

American Senior Communities (ASC) has earned the 2020 Customer Approved award from Lincoln, NE-based health-care-intelligence firm NRC Health.

The award recognizes Senior care organizations across the country for creating an outstanding care experience for their customers. Locally, Markle Health & Rehabilitation is a member of the ASC family.

Chillin’ out by the campfire

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

With their horses tethered in the background, family members (from left) Richard Watkins, of Andrews, Grayson Hampton, 5, and Lauren Hampton, both of Fort Wayne, enjoy relaxing at their spot in the Horseman’s Campground at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 5. Park officials reported the campground was “sold out,” as families set up camp and enjoyed themselves during the long Labor Day weekend.

Biscuits are cooking!

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jaden Denham (left), 13, of Marion, mans a huge skillet over the fire as she cooks up biscuits to go with sausage gravy at the Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area campground on Saturday, Sept. 5. Overseeing the campfire cuisine is a friend, Cayson Shollay, 4, also of Marion.

Purdue Extension holds free opioid crisis program for community Sept. 24

The upcoming Understanding the Opioid Crisis program will provide community members an opportunity for education and discussion around the opioid crisis in the community.

Purdue Extension will offer this free event on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. This program is open to all members of the public and will be held at First Merchant’s Heritage Hall located at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.