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School’s back in session


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Russell “Buzz” Buzzard (right), who was the custodian of the old Horace Mann school for 36 years and another 4 years at the new building on Waterworks Road rings the bell to signify that Horace Mann has reopened as an elementary school during a ceremony held Tuesday, Aug. 7. With Buzzard is his grandson (third from left), Rick Hall, and Hall’s daughters, Ella Hall (left), 12, and Maggi Hall, 10. The building, which was closed in 2011 as a cost-saving measure, welcomed students back to its halls on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Organic cheese plant coming to county

Golfo di Napoli Dairy has announced plans to locate a commercial organic cheese plant in Huntington County, creating up to 35 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.

New sign constructed


Photo by Steve Clark.

Workers from Mossburg Masonry, in Markle, construct a City of Huntington sign along U.S.-24 in Huntington, near Safari Trail, on Thursday, Aug. 9. The brick and limestone sign is situated at Huntington’s western gateway and joins identical signs already constructed at the city’s eastern and southern gateways. Pictured are (from left) Rick McClure and Aaron Mossburg. Not pictured is Kirby Mossburg.

5 generations


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The birth of Mariana Sweat on May 4, 2018, made it five generations for a local family. Shown at a recent gathering are (front from left) great-great grandparents Charles and Joan Klenke, of Fort Wayne, holding Mariana, and (back row from left) grandmother Dawn Anders, of Huntington; mother Sue Sweat, of Huntington; and great-grandmother Dianne Diehl, of Huntington.

New twist on genealogy data set for Aug. 20 at Huntington library branch

A presentation entitled “Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data” aims to share research knowledge with everyone and will take place Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Indiana Room.

Presented by Elissa Powell, CG, CGL, a professional genealogist and researcher, it will demonstrate a variety of tricks used in advanced levels of research and ways to look at what data genealogy researchers have from different angles.

Ivy Tech announces summer dean’s list students

Ivy Tech Community College recently announced the summer 2018 dean’s list for the Fort Wayne campus and the Warsaw site. Included in the list are local students:

Huntington – Bryant Bradler, Eden Conley, Kristopher Henderson, Audra Kimmell, Kami Koch, Lee Anna Mongold, Richard Schock, Danielle Schwartz and Jennifer Woodcox.

Roanoke – Austin Nagel.

Warren – Tonya Dentzer.

The Dean’s List, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who:

• Are degree-seeking.

102nd party


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wilhelmina “Willie” Penn (seated), a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington, celebrates her 102nd birthday with cake and presents at the nursing center on Thursday, Aug. 9, along with her daughter, Carrie Elser (left) and son, Charlie A. Penn. Penn’s birthday was actually Friday, Aug. 10 – but she was away from the center, out partying instead with family in celebration of the special day.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry sets distribution

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold their food distribution on Thursday, Aug. 16, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews-Dallas Township area residents, at the Lions Clubhouse, located at 365 Leedy Lane, at the ball diamonds.

No appointment is necessary. First come, first served.

Several from Bowers Jewelry attend RJO Summer Buying Show

Bowers Jewelers staff (from left) Rob Paolillo, Jolene Paolillo and Penny Cuttriss visit with Asher Lubelsky at the Fischler Diamonds Booth during the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization Summer Buying Show in Minneapolis, MN.
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Rob Paolillo, Jolene Paolillo and Penny Cuttriss from Bowers Jewelers and other top jewelers from around the country recently attended the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Summer Buying Show in Minneapolis, MN.

The three-day event, held semi-annually, gave jewelers the opportunity to learn about industry trends, network with other professional jewelers and share business ideas. This year’s show was themed “Minneapolis Rockstars.”

Locals compete at state fair

Here are the results of how Huntington County 4-H members placed in the 4-H Beef Show held at the Indiana State Fair:

CROSSBRED
(COMMERCIAL AND OTHER BREEDS)
DIVISION – HEIFERS
Class 1, Commercial Breeding Heifers-9
Riley Richardson, fifth place.

HEREFORD DIVISION – HEIFERS (100%)
Class 3, Senior Heifer Calves, born Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2017
Aubrey Landrum, third place.

Deadline to sign up for CRP is Aug. 17, reminds FSA

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17.

“Any agricultural producer that has eligible land should review the benefits of this program,” said Fordyce.  “It removes from production marginal, erodible land and, in doing so, improves water quality, increases wildlife habitat and provides more opportunities for recreational activities, including fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.”  

Local Walmart helps Hoosiers Feeding group

Walmart Store 2311, located in Huntington, has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $500 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock.

“We are very excited about our ‘Meat’ the Need program,” said Debra Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, “and pleased that Walmart is continually making an investment in our community.”

Love INC Unity Feast set for Aug. 19 at Heritage Hall, Hgtn. Co. Fairgrounds

The ninth annual Love In the Name of Christ Unity Feast will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The celebration of the unity of local churches through the ministry of Love INC will feature a dinner menu of chicken and noodles or roast pork, with a bake sale and carry-out available, sponsored by area churches.

Tickets may be purchased at the Love INC office or at the door.

Roanoke resident set to attend Troy University

Raeann Dobler, of Roanoke, has completed new student orientation and enrolled at Troy University for the Fall 2018 semester at the Troy Campus.

The fall semester for the Troy Campus starts on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Troy University is located at Troy, AL.

New sign constructed


Photo by Steve Clark.

Workers from Mossburg Masonry, in Markle, construct a City of Huntington sign along U.S.-24 in Huntington, near Safari Trail, on Thursday, Aug. 9. The brick and limestone sign is situated at Huntington’s western gateway and joins identical signs already constructed at the city’s eastern and southern gateways. Pictured are (from left) Rick McClure and Aaron Mossburg. Not pictured is Kirby Mossburg.

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