American Legion Post 160 to have virtual reality of D.C. vets memorials

Visitors to the Veterans Day celebration at American Legion Post 160, in Roanoke, can view the veterans’ memorials in Washington, DC, through a set of virtual reality goggles.

The Veterans Day celebration will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at 5 p.m.

Diamond Dave will entertain from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with live swing music and oldies. Food will be available.

The sights that can be viewed through the VR goggles are the same as those seen by veterans who have participated on Honor Flights to Washington, DC.

Realizing the Dream banquet honors Huntington’s Neely

First generation students attending private colleges that are members of the Independent Colleges of Indiana were honored Saturday, Nov. 4, at the 28th annual Realizing the Dream banquet in Indianapolis.

Among those honored were Mathew Neely, of Huntington, who is attending Trine University and Kelsey Anderson, of Bloomfield, who is attending Huntington University.

Each student received a $2,500 check to help with college costs. In addition, each student selected his or her most influential teacher or mentor to receive a $1,000 professional development grant.

One of NASA’s STEM projects

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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-grade student Evie Pye holds one of the model spaceships demonstrated by Stan Tieman, a Roanoke native and Huntington North High School graduate who studied engineering at Purdue University and now works for NASA. Tieman spoke with fifth-grade students about the importance of math and science, careers at NASA and the importance of perseverance. He brought in infrared cameras, model spaceships, solid rocket fuel and parts of spaceships to share with the students.

Richardson in first year at vet school

Jonathan Richardson is a first year student at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

He expects to  earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2021.

Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science in animal sciences from Purdue University.

While an undergraduate, he served as treasurer of the Ag Council and was an animal science ambassador, a member of the Pre-Vet Club and a brother of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.  

Richardson is a 2014 graduate of Northfield High School and the son of Mike and Susan Richardson, of Andrews.

Running with the lights

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Dan Burris, of Burris Farms, combines a field of corn near U.S.-24 between Huntington and Roanoke on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at about 7 p.m. to take advantage of a dry day in between several wet ones in the forecast. Burris reported his corn crop was doing pretty good despite the wet spring.

Riverview students earn honors from arts council

The LaFontaine Arts Council named four students from Riverview Middle School as its Artists of the Month for October. Those students are (from left) Emilie Garcia and nominating teacher Danielle Ellenburg; Jonathan York and nominating teacher James Court; Grace Null and nominating teacher Brenda Betley; and Haley Newton and nominating teacher Chris Husband.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has recognized four students from Riverview Middle School as its Artists of the Month for October. Those students are Emilie Garcia, Haley Newton, Grace Null and Jonathan York.

Garcia, the daughter of Manuel Garcia and Phyllis Paxton, was nominated for choir by Danielle Ellenburg, choir director.

Sunken Gardens lights to be turned on Nov. 26

A lighting ceremony for the Christmas lights at Sunken Gardens will be held on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m.

The Huntington County Children’s Choir will lead carols. Warm apple cider and candy canes will be served.

The free event is open to the public.

Sunken Gardens is at 1125 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Holiday events at Forks include Santa and trees

The Forks of the Wabash Historic Park will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2, with a display of decorated trees and wreaths opening later that day and continuing on Sunday, Dec. 3.

Children and their parents can have breakfast with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 2. Breakfast will be served in the Richardville Room of the main museum building at the Forks. Children will also be able to speak with Santa about their Christmas wishes.

Guest director steps in to lead Huntington University production

Guest director Adam Sahli and the Huntington University Theatre Company will present Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” in the Studio Theater of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The play will run on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with additional 2 p.m. matinee performances on Nov. 11 and 18.

In “All My Sons,” the seemingly content Keller family unravels as its members grapple with suspicions and accusations tainting their father’s business. Son is pitted against father and past sins threaten to destroy the tightly-knit family.

Pomp & Plenty to be magical

Choreographer Jason Johnson (front, far left) watches as Varsity Singers members William Borland (left) and Hunter Lee (right) lift Anthony Bryant into the air during rehearsal on Thursday, Nov. 2, for the song “Under the Sea,” one of the numbers featured in the show choir’s Disney-themed Pomp & Plenty performance on Nov. 18 and 19.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School’s Varsity Singers promise a magical show as this year’s Pomp & Plenty concert takes on a Disney theme.

Performances are Saturday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. An all-you-can-eat buffet dinner will be served Saturday after the first show, with the meal starting about 5:30 p.m.

Saturday tickets can be purchased for the show only or the show and the meal, which is available to those attending either show that day.

No meal will be served on Sunday.

RC urges sharing good health by donating blood

The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. By giving blood or platelets, donors may give patients more time – and more holidays – with loved ones.
Upcoming donation opportunities in Huntington County are:

• Nov. 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. American Legion, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Program offers teachers credentials in dual-credit STEM courses

Teachers in Indiana’s public schools and charter schools are invited to apply for STEM Teach II, a program designed to credential teachers to teach high-school dual-credit courses in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Dual credit courses allow students to earn college credits while still in high school and experience the academic rigor of higher education.

Once accepted into the program, teachers will be eligible to take graduate courses at participating Indiana colleges and universities at no cost for tuition, books and materials.

PRC takes part in disabililty employment awareness month

Staff and Resource Connection team members of Pathfinder Services celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. Pictured are (from left) Ashley Bostic, Philip Rogers, Erin Burris, Billie Ison, Keylii Winters, Brittany Estep, Diamon Oldham, John Smiley, Sandy Wing and John Niederman.
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Pathfinder Resource Connection recently participated in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Aw-areness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Inclusion drives Innovation.”

Andrews library has programs for everyone during November

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library has programs for everyone from toddlers through adults during November.

Teens and tweens are invited to create at the Andrews library’s studio sessions on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. Studio is a program now open to 9 year olds and older that features art and science activities, games and snacks. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, participants will build fidget spinners, and on Tuesday, Nov. 21, they will engineer toothpick towers. December Studio sessions will feature paper circuits and cookie decorating.

Lions donate

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Roanoke Lions recently presented the Roanoke Area Interfaith Church Council with a $300 donation. Claudia Houck (second from left), of the church council, accepts the donation from Lions Club Vice President Craig Bernard. Looking on are (front row left) Diana Bernard, club secretary; (back row from left) Charles Crawford, club treasurer; Jon Perkins, club president; Larry Elliott and Jim Vachon.

Lions help Roanoke beautification

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Roanoke Lions recently awarded the Roanoke Beautification Foundation a $300 donation. Rick Fisher (second from left), of the foundation accepts the check from Lions (from left) Jim Bush, Vice President Craig Bernard and Jim Vachon.

County Cattlemen to meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Topics for discussion will include planning for the 2018 Preview Show.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County office at 358-4826.

Youth Services Bureau to host Chamber After Hours on Nov. 9

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will host a Chamber After Hours and community open house on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Staff and board members will be available to provide information on the specific programs offered by the agency, the many outreach services offered by the agency and how the community can get involved. Tours of the building will also be available. Light refreshments will be provided.  

A stop on the road of yesteryear

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Tyndall’s cabins, restaurant and Shell filling station in 1941 on U.S.-24, across from today’s Our Sunday Visitor. A Texaco filling station can be seen at far left. This photo and other local artifacts can be seen at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington. Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

November Junior Rotarian

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sara Kauffman (left) is a Junior Rotarian with the Huntington Rotary Club for November. With her is Rotary Club sponsor Chad Daugherty.

Rotary Club taps two students as its Junior Rotarians for November

Gillian Lintz (right) is a Junior Rotarian with the Huntington Rotary Club for November. With her is Rotary Club sponsor Nicole Johnson.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School seniors Sara Kauffman and Gillian Lintz are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for November.
Kauffman is a National Honor Society member who has served on Student Council and class council. She has also been active in the Academic Superbowl team.

She is the daughter of Tracey Easterday, of Huntington.

Kauffman plans to study communications at Purdue University.

Riverview students earn honor roll status

Riverview Middle Sch-ool has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

They are:

All A’s
Eighth grade
Brendan Brinkman, Rachel Bryant, Leah Campbell, Wyatt Couch, Jacob Daugherty, Sophia Derico, Grace Dill, Wyatt Dohrman, Josie Eckert, Holden Finley, Garret Johnson, Makenna Jones, Bailey Landrum, Keagan Landrum, Cam McCarver, Paige McCutcheon, Haley Newton and Harrison Niswander.

‘Boone’ actor to present program at Historical Society meeting

Danny Russel will portray Daniel Boone in a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public.
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Danny Russel, a professional actor who specializes in historical characters, will portray Daniel Boone on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Society’s museum, located at 315 Court St., Huntington. The program is free and open to the public.

SHIP to hold ‘Medicare 101’ session for Seniors

Seniors who are trying to keep up with all the changes in Medicare are invited to a Medicare 101 session Monday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Huntington County Council on Aging.

Ben Hudson, Huntington’s SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) representative, will be at the Senior Center to take Seniors through the basics of Medicare.

He will also answer questions to help them make informed decisions and chart their own course.

To register for this free seminar, call 359-4410. The Senior Center is at 500 MacGahan St.

Library offers 2 food workshops on Nov. 16

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer two workshops focusing on food.

Teens can make their own versions of candy sushi and sugar cookie pizza on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. The program is free and registration is not required.

Adults can learn to make festival cheeseballs during a class offered on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.

Attendees can choose to make one of several holiday-themed cheeseballs to take home, using ingredients and recipes supplied by the library.

No registration is required.

Fashions for the Arts

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sandy Wilfong models an outfit at the LaFontaine Arts Council Fashions for the Arts program at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4. The program was a benefit for the arts council's "Arts in Education" programming to school students in Huntington County.

Huntington County Honors recognizes second class of ‘stars’

Inductees recognized at the 2017 Huntington County Honors program and their representatives are (front, from left) Mildred Tullis, Ross Clark, Joan Keefer and Mel Ring, all inductees; Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County Economic Development, representing J.W. Caswell and Winfred Runyan; and Jean Ringer, representing the Bippus family; (second row, from left) Margie Hedrick, Andy Purviance and Mary York, representing their mother, Emmaline “Emmy” Purviance Henn; Joyce Baker Hewitt, representing her father, Dr. E. DeWitt Baker; Susan Richey, representing her father, Dr. Robert M. Hafner; Linda Bryant, representing her great-aunt, Helen Purviance; Dodie Neuhauser and Diana Parker, representing their father, Gerald “Jerry” Yeoman; and Jennifer Koch and Lisa Fusselman, representing their father, Ivan “Kaiser” Wilhelm; and (back row, from left) Annette Baker Shepherdson and Dr. Ron Baker, representing their father, Dr. E. DeWitt Baker; inductee Dr. Gary Dilley; Luke Scheer Jr., representing his father, Luke Scheer Sr.; Chris Atchison, representing his grandmother, Elizebeth Smith Friedman; and Huntington County Honors board member Amber Hudson, representing H. Allen Smith.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Fourteen individuals and two families, whose lives intersected with Huntington County at some point and who went on to achievements on the national and international stages as well as in their hometown, were inducted as the second class of Huntington County Honors during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 28, in the Huntington County Courthouse.

Intri-Cut Tool Co. marks 25th year in business

Intri-Cut Tool Co., of Roanoke, has been selected as Business of the Month for November by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Celebrating the occasion are (front, from left) Terry Miller, JoDean Knowles and Staci Mathias, all Chamber Ambassadors; and J.B. Hoy, Cameron Hoy, Trent Lehman and Nolan Williams, all of Intri-Cut; and (back, from left) Scott Hammel, Roger Lauer, Vaughn Fuhrmann and Justin Whaley, all of Intri-Cut.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A family-owned business celebrating its 25th year has been selected as Business of the Month for November by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Intri-Cut Tool Co. marks its 25th anniversary on Nov. 2. It was founded by J.B. Hoy and Hoy’s brother-in-law, Trent Leh-man, joined him a year later. The two are now partners in the business.

From its beginnings in Hoy’s garage, the company moved into Roanoke and operated on Third Street and then downtown before moving to its current location on CR 900N just outside of Roanoke in December of 2005.

Incipio Devices announces $7.1 million expansion

Troy Johnson (center), president of Incipio Devices, and Mike Wack (right), the company’s vice president of development, provide a tour of the Commercial Road facility to (from left) Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters and Huntington County Commissioners Larry Buzzard and Tom Wall after announcing a major business expansion on Friday, Oct. 27. An unidentified employee is working in the background.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A 3-year-old Huntington company that designs and manufactures replacement joints has announced plans for a $7.1 million expansion project that will nearly double its workforce.

Incipio Devices announced Friday, Oct. 27, that it will expand both the manufacturing operation and the research and development capabilities at its plant at 84 Commercial Rd., in Huntington.

Local officials who gathered to hear the announcement were thanked for their contributions to the company’s growth.

Applications for winter heating assistance now being accepted

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has announced dates for the 2017-18 Winter Assistance Program through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

The program began Nov. 1 and concludes May 18.

Applications are being accepted by community-based organizations, including Community and Family Services, 1255 Engle St., Huntington.

Contact the local office at 356-1098 or comfama, or visit the website at