Huntington County Chamber November Business of the Month

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Innovative Packaging has been selected by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors as the November Business of the Month. Employees and Chamber ambassadors celebrated the occasion on Monday, Oct. 29. Holding the banner are Innovating Packaging employees (from left) Carrie Miller, Traci Reichard, Nancy Miller, Keri Cole and Lori Cox.

Breaking ground at Roanoke

Huntington County Community School Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Roanoke Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 29. The new school will be built on land adjacent to the existing school in Roanoke, with construction estimated to be complete by the fall of 2020.

Bakery and restaurant opens in downtown Markle

“Bread Guy” Zachary Halsema runs dough through a rolling machine as he prepares to bake croissants on Friday, Oct. 26, at The Bread Guy bakery and restaurant in Markle. The new business is located at 193 E. Morse St., inside the All Your Expectations Event Center.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lafayette native Zachary Halsema has lived in Markle the past three years, and about five months ago opened up “The Bread Guy,” a bakery and restaurant located downtown at 193 E. Morse St., in the All Your Expectations building.

Local United Way holding school supply restock event in honor of Giving Tuesday

The United Way of Huntington County is holding a school supply restock initiative in honor of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27.

Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a global day of giving. Instead of just one day, the United Way will be collecting school supplies throughout the month of November for its funded partners who work in the education impact area.

Mini-Monster Matinee

Photo by Steve Clark.

Chloe Craib (far left) and Chase Craib (left) accept candy from Andrew Bower during the Mini-Monster Matinee at the Haunted Hotel: 13th Floor, in Huntington, on Saturday, Oct. 27. The free event saw children and their adults go trick-or-treating at the Halloween-time venue with all of the lights turned on and the venue’s company of performers handing out treats.

Goal in mind

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ella Shenefield, 10, shoots some hoops from inside the pool at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Oct. 27, during Kids Night Out, a fund-raiser event for the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County. Kids came and had fun at the Y, doing things such as playing dodge ball, basketball or swimming in the pool.

Garner Scholarship Supper set for Nov. 2

Lincoln Elementary School’s annual Heith Garner Scholarship Supper and Talent Show will take place Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lincoln cafeteria.

A meal of chili, hot dog, chips, homemade cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served. Carryout meals will be available.

Guests will be entertained by students and staff who will be performing in a talent show throughout the evening.

Beacon CU presents checks to three groups

Cheryl McCoy (third from left), of Beacon Credit Union’s Huntington branch, ceremonially presents monetary donations to Shirley Hallman and Faye Cott (first and second from left, respectively), of Helping Paws Pet Haven; Mandy Reber (fourth from left), executive director, Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County; and Cynthia Casiano, founder, Animal House Sanctuary. The donations were awarded as part of the credit union’s Project Spotlight program.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Beacon Credit Union has awarded $1,750 to three charitable Huntington County organizations, all of whom were selected to receive the funds through the credit union’s eighth annual Project Spotlight program.

Local organizations and projects were nominated for the program and the public subsequently cast votes for them, doing so on social media, Beacon’s website or in one of the credit union’s branches. Voting took place in August and September.

‘GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays’ set for Nov. 14

“GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” is a seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at College Park Church, 1945 College Ave., Huntington.

The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. These people share  about:

• Being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays.

• What to do about traditions and other coming changes.

Second Saturday market, craft show on Nov. 10

The Second Saturday Flea Market/Craft Show in Warren will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center auditorium and gymnasium. Doors open to vendors for set-up at 7:30 a.m. Outdoor vendors can begin set-up at 6:30 a.m.

There are still a few tables, booth and outdoor spaces left for November. Vendors of all types are welcome – flea market items, handcrafted items, direct sales items and more.

Harmony Home donation

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Supporters of Harmony Home hold a check for $650 after a fund-raiser and motorcycle ride was held Oct. 20 to raise money for the Huntington facility, which is for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Pictured are (from left) Cory Gibson, Randy Gibson, Harmony Home Director Robert Knorr and Cortney Gibson.

Auxiliary women host district ‘Breakout’ session

Area leaders of the Fifth District Leadership “Breakout” that was recently held gather for a photo. They are (from left) Beverly Swaim, vice president, Roanoke Unit 160; Claudia Weitzel, president, Lagro Unit 248; Miriam Linkenhoker, president, Laketon Unit 402; Pat Elston, president, Huntington Unit 85; and Roxy Stoner, president, Wabash Unit 15.
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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 85 recently hosted a Fifth District Leadership “Breakout.”

The session was conducted by District Chairman Thelma Butler, of Laketon Unit 402, and assisted by District President Roxy Stoner of Wabash Unit 15 and District Vice President Julie Webb of Van Buren Unit 368.

The session included sharing information, ideas and material for auxiliary units to become knowledgeable of the needs to serve veterans and the community.

Place of Grace receives donation from ‘Voices of Recovery’ event

State Sen. Andy Zay (left) stands with Tony Sewell (center), executive director of Grace House, and Shane Beal, care coordinator/certified recovery specialist with Blackford-Grant Mental Health, during the “Voices of Recovery” event that was held on Oct. 1. Grace House was one of two recipients of donations from the symposium, with the other one being Place of Grace, located in Huntington.
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State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and Shane Beal, with Grant-Blackford Mental Health, have presented donations to local transitional living homes Place of Grace, in Huntington, and Grace House, in Marion.

The donations were proceeds that were collected from the “Voices of Recovery” event that took place on Oct. 1.

The event was hosted by Wabash City Schools and Ivy Tech Community College, where six speakers from all over the state of Indiana presented their stories of drug addiction to recovery at the Honeywell Center.

Seminary UMC to host youth camp fund-raiser

Seminary United Meth-odist Church will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to raise funds to send youths to camp.

The cost for the meal is a free will donation.

The church is located at 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke.

For more information call the church office at 672-3167.

Riverview names perfect attendance students

Riverview Middle School has announced the following students who have achieved the perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

Sixth Grade
Brooke Beeks, Luka Beemer, Colsen Brubaker, Zoey Byrd, Natalie Caley, Evan Carender, Annika Carpenter, Bailey Davis, Melanii Dials, Cole Eltzroth, Elise Felver, Owen Follis, Evan Garrison, Seth Gilbert, Javin Gray, Landon Green, Jackson Hopkins, Emma Johnson, James Johnson, Makenzie Jones, David Kendall, Brayden Kinsey and Kaylee Krumanaker.