Hard at work

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Volunteers Steve Born (left), from Fort Wayne and Shaun Davis, of Ossian, an employee of Sure-Trac by Novae, work together to secure a frame Saturday, Sept. 29, at the newest Habitat for Humanity house build located at 1354 Drover St. in Huntington. The home, being built for Darian LaVine, is expected to be completed for a dedication ceremony on Dec. 21.

Questa Foundation announces paid internships at Indiana State Senate

Questa Education Foundation announces an opportunity for students to intern at the Indiana State Senate.

The Questa Scholars Program gives students a chance to focus on their education and graduate with less debt. In addition, Questa also teams up with businesses to match internship stipends up to $2,500.

Those who are a recent college graduate or a current student are encouraged to learn more about Questa’s internship partnerships and apply.

Local Dream Center announces women’s, men’s home directors

Rhonda Duhamell (left) and Donnie Foster
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The Indiana Dream Center has announced that Rhonda Duhamell and Donnie Foster have been chosen as directors of the ministry’s women’s home and men’s home, respectively.

Duhamell began her work with the Indiana Dream Center in 2014 as part-time assistant manager of the Thrift Store. She moved into the full-time thrift store manager role in 2017.

Municipal building corp. meets Oct. 9

The board of directors of the Huntington Municipal Building Corporation will meet for an initial meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room, located on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider approving the Articles of Incorporation and code of By-Laws of the corporation, electing officers, approving a form of lease and related addenda and any and all other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Shelley is new Jackson Square Apts. manager

Pat Shelley is the new property manager at Jackson Square Apartments in Roanoke. Shelley will divide her time between Jackson Square and the Bluffton Senior Villas, both owned by New Generation Management.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

When Pat Shelley arrived as the new property manager at Jackson Square Apartments in Roanoke on Sept. 1, she already brought with her plenty of experience from New Generation Management of Fort Wayne, which owns the property. She was already managing New Generation’s Bluffton Senior Villas and decided to increase her hours by managing both properties.

“I decided it was time to take on some more challenges and some more days of work,” she says.

Meat master

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mark Towery, parts and service director of Huntington Chevrolet, loads up the grill during the dealership’s grand opening event Saturday, Sept. 29.

Hall’s ‘Body Safety’ program to again be offered to elem. students

The “Body Safety” program presented by Sgt. Terry Hall will once again be offered to Huntington County elementary students.

A community meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Horace Mann Elementary School. Child care will be provided.

Hall will present the program at Horace Mann on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the morning and Andrews Elementary in the afternoon. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Hall will be at Lincoln Elementary School in the morning and Flint Springs Elementary in the afternoon.

‘DEE-licious Cooking’ set for next Tuesday at Andrews library

Cook up the last of the fall harvest with soup ideas from DEE-licious Cooking on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

This month’s DEE-licious Cooking will feature tips and tricks for making different kinds of soup from the library’s favorite resident cook, Dee Kochensparger. Participants will sample one of Kochensparger’s favorite soup recipes and share their own ideas.

HU invites nursing students to weekend

Huntington University invites prospective nursing students to its “Be a Nurse Weekend,” Nov. 16 and 17.

Students can experience first hand how HU nursing students gain the skills required in the health care industry, plus get a feel for the school’s campus. Participants will visit the nursing facilities, practice skill assessment techniques, gain first-aid training, interact with HU nursing students and try out the university’s simulation lab.

Visit to reserve a spot for the weekend.

Love INC to take over running the annual fall walnut collection drive

For the past 13 years, Trinity United Methodist Church has organized an annual fall walnut collection drive and has donated the proceeds to an area nonprofit. Last year, Trinity donated the proceeds to Love In the Name of Christ and now has handed off the project to Love INC.

As Love INC gears up to take the reins on the annual fall walnut drive, it is seeking the community’s support.

New Kiwanis officers

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The Huntington Kiwanis Club recently met to install new officers for the 2018-19 year.  Pictured are (from left) John Garrott, president; Lisa Garrott, outgoing president; Kristy Allred, treasurer; Desiree Frederick, president elect; and Gwen Burns, secretary.

Kiwanis installs new board members

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The Huntington Kiwanis Club recently installed new members to its board of directors. Pictured are (from left) Lisa Garrott, outgoing president; Todd Latta, Michelle Hogan and John Garrott, president. Not pictured is Kolby Rosemeyer.

Science demonstration

Photo by Steve Clark.

Lucy Howarth (middle), a fourth-grader in Anne Helmich’s class at Flint Spring Elementary School, participates in a science demonstration with Donita Hammerstein (right) and Kathleenann Yuhasz, both from the National Energy Foundation (NEF), during a presentation titled “Energy Safe Kids” that educated students on natural gas safety. The presentation was one of nearly 200 that NEF and Vectren will be giving in Indiana this fall on the topic of natural gas safety.

Huntington Catholic School August birthday books

Photo by Steve Clark.

Students and a teacher at Huntington Catholic School celebrated their August birthdays by donating books to the school library, as is customary at the school. Pictured are (front row from left) Carter Myers, first grade; Addisen Bischoff, second grade; Vanessa Ball, second grade; Anne Bergler, second grade; and Claire Fettinger, third grade; and (back row from left) Steven Ball, third grade; Karlie Holzinger, fourth grade; Samantha Stetzel, sixth grade; Denise Harrell, teacher; Lindsay Godfroy, eighth grade; and Genevieve Harrell, third grade.

Gentle students

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly “Spirit Awards” to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Gentleness was the virtue chosen for the month of August and winners were (front row from left) Noah Reust, first grade; Rilynne Lewis, second grade; Daniela Plascencia, third grade; and Roberto Cano, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Zella Jackson, fifth grade; Baden Craig, sixth grade; Cordelia Richert, seventh grade; and Helena Pyle, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Huntington Catholic School auditorium.