Salamonie Elementary announces its second quarter honor roll

Salamonie Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

They are:


Fifth grade
Jackson Barlow, Kinzie Cobbs, Seth Gilbert, Javin Gray, Marcus Linker, Caden Moore, Cameron Moore, Kayda Newman, Molly Schindler, Joseph Shively, Haley Smith, Maleah Warpup and Allen Yohe.

95th time

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

David Miller (left), of rural Huntington, watches at Lindsey Morua begins the process of collecting blood during the Red Cross blood drive held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke. Miller says this is the 95th unit he’s donated so far. Area Red Cross officials report that blood supply in the area is at a critical shortage.

Markle Town Council raises water, sewage rates at Wednesday meet

After no one spoke during a public hearing held at the Markle Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17, the council went ahead and approved two ordinances that will raise how much residents pay for water and sewage utilities.

Roanoke Beautification Foundation seeking donations for geraniums

The Roanoke Beautification Foundation is seeking donations for the geraniums it plants in downtown Roanoke.

In addition to the cost of the geraniums, the foundation pays to have the flowers watered on the weekends.

To make a donation to the foundation, make out a check payable to the Roanoke Beautification Foundation. Checks should be mailed to PO Box 388, Roanoke, IN 46783.

All donations to the foundation are tax-deductible as it is a 501(c)3.

HP sewing room again helping community

The ladies who make up the Heritage Pointe of Warren’s sewing room volunteers are (from left) Joyce Buzzard, Carol Tribolet, Mona Fletcher, Janice Ryan, Ruth Herring and Marge Blaire. Not pictured are Diane Winkler, Linda Kreiger and Doris Paul.
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For decades, Heritage Pointe of Warren has impacted its community through gifts made by the sewing room volunteers.

The report for 2017 shows nearly 300 bears, more than 275 dolls and numerous other items were made and donated to area hospitals, homeless shelters, daycares, abuse help centers and other organizations.

The volunteers in the sewing room for 2017 were Ruth Herring, Janice Ryan, Joyce Buzzard, Diane Winkler, Linda Kreiger, Mona Fletcher and Carol Tribolet. The group sews on Tuesdays and Fridays and helps clean molds for the ceramics room on Mondays.

Roanoke Food Pantry benefit

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A nine-member musical ensemble, Musicletctics, will perform Feb. 9 at The Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke, as part of a show to benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry. The group is comprised of (from left) Curt Alspaugh, Chelsea Smith, Otto Lowe, Damon Smith, Clay Smith, Vickie Kibellus and Jan Smith and (not pictured) Carla Alspaugh and Tabitha Schwyn.

PHH again offering ‘Freedom from Smoking’

Parkview Huntington Hospital is offering a Freedom From Smoking course, set to start to Monday, Jan. 29, in the hospital’s lower-level board-
room at 5:30 p.m.

The course, which is free, will meet eight times in seven weeks – twice for extra support during “quit week” – from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The course will feature the following:

- Education in stress management, weight control, assertive communication skills, exercise and nicotine replacement therapy.

- A step-by-step method for changing behavior and quitting smoking.

PHH goes to restricted visits in response to increased flu activity

In response to increased flu activity, Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) and all Parkview Physicians Group offices in Huntington have implemented visitor restrictions to help protect patients, visitors and co-workers.

- Anyone coming into the healthcare facility seeking treatment who has cold or flu-like symptoms
(such as fever, cough or muscle aches) should wear a mask while in public areas of the facility,
including waiting rooms.

Bed bugs to be topic of program

Methods of getting rid of bed bugs will be the topic of a program at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m.

Meg Friesen, corporation nurse for the Huntington County Community School Corporation, will lead the program, which is free. She will discuss treatments that include methods that are non-toxic to children and pets.

The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Meal, worship at Andrews UMC Jan. 21

Andrews United Meth-odist Church invites the public to join it in worshipping God in Christ on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11:30 a.m.

The service will consist of a meal and worship as Rev. Steve Cain leads the congregation to a “Feed Your Soul” worship service.  Holy Communion origins will also be presented.

The church is located at 39 McKeever St., Andrews. The public is invited.

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center to again do free tax prep assistance

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing free tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $54,000 in 2017. Free taxes kiosks will also be available for those with an income of up to $66,000 in 2017.

Huntington Catholic School annual Trivia Night is Jan. 27

The Huntington Catholic School’s annual Trivia  Night is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, hosted at the PAL Club.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first question promptly at 7 p.m.

For more information or to reserve tables, call the primary building office at 356-2320 or the middle school building office at 356-1926.

Northwest announces honor roll students for 2Q

Northwest Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of 2017-2018 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade

James Belovich, Sarah Crist, Adalyn Cutting, Anna Elliott, Benjamin Green, Wesley Hotchkiss, Karissa Kaiser, Colton Miller, Kavya Patel, Gwyneth Penrod, Gauge Sides, Rhett Spice, Delaney Veach and Ethan Zahn.

SS. Peter and Paul to present ‘Theology on Tap’

SS. Peter and Paul Parish will have a “Theology on Tap” presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. at The Berg Ale Haus, in Huntington.

Dr. Joe Ricke from Taylor University will present the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, authors of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Lord of the Rings,” respectively.

Another Theology on Tap has been set for Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at The Berg. Dr. John Bequette from the University of Saint Francis will present on “Christianity, Judaism and the Holocaust.”

Reflecting on MLK Day

Photo by Steve Clark.

Adrianna McNabb speaks at Huntington University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service on Monday, Jan. 15, in the Merillat Center for the Arts Auditorium. The service featured reflection on King’s legacy in the form of speeches, musical performances and more.

Christmas Baby

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The 2017 Right to Life Christmas Baby, Trulee Michelle Patterson, shown at 17 days old on Friday, Jan. 12, is held by her mother (left), Alisa Pattterson, of rural Huntington. The baby is accompanied by (from left) her father, Daniel Patterson; brother, Garrin Patterson, 3; and brother, Peyton Patterson, 11. Trulee was born on Dec. 26 at 10:36 p.m., weighing in at 6 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Garrin holds a present from Huntington County Right to Life for the baby, containing baby items including a blanket, romper outfits, onesies and a pair of satin shoes.

Free Hep C, HIV tests at health dept. Feb. 21

Positive Resource Connection will be conducting Hepatitis C and HIV testing at the Huntington County Health Department on Feb. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The testing is performed free of charge. Tests will be conducted confidentially, with results available in 20 minutes.

The last call for tests will be 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call 744-1144.

The Huntington County Health Department is located at 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Lift Warren boil advisory

Town of Warren Utitlity Manager Lee Poulson announced about an hour ago, Wednesday, Jan. 17, the boil advisory for the town had been lifted.

Performing for the chamber

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Alicia Pyle Quartet performs Monday evening, Jan. 15, at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce's 94th annual dinner.

‘Blue Skies’ sums up Huntington chamber’s 2017 efforts

Bippus State Bank was honored with the 2017 Community Excellence Award by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce at its 94th annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Huntington PAL Club. Accepting the award are BSB Executive Vice President Eric Fawcett, board member Juli Johnson and ag lender Sandy Hacker.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The first song played by the Alicia Pyle Quartet at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce’s 94th annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 15, was “Blue Skies,” summing up much of the organization’s report for the past year.

“2017 was another strong year for the chamber,” said Steve Petry of the W.A. Zimmer Company, who was introduced by Executive Director Steve Kimmel as the Chamber’s 2018 board chairman.

Warren under boil advisory

The town of Warren is under a boil water advisory until further notice, due to a water main break on Sunday, Jan. 14.

Updates will be posted as they are received.

McCullough earns USF dean’s list spot

Lauren McCullough, a student at the University of Saint Francis, in Fort Wayne, was named to the dean’s list for the school’s most recent semester.

To qualify for that honor, a student must have completed 12 or more semester hours of class credit and attained a scholastic semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

McCullough is a 2014 graduate of Huntington North High School.

Love INC executive director Spiegel says it’s time for new leadership

Joey Spiegel
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Joey Spiegel, the executive director of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC), says it’s time to step down and let someone else take the helm and run the ministry that’s helped thousands of people in the Huntington community.

Spiegel, who is leaving to pursue new opportunities, will stay on at Love INC until Feb. 2, to help the organization with the transition process as it seeks a new director.

He says the six-and-a-half years he’s been at “Love,” as it is more commonly known among its staff and volunteers, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.

Huntington University sponsors Warner Bros. art exhibit at Honeywell

The Huntington University School of the Arts is sponsoring the exhibit “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons” at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. The exhibit runs through Feb. 7.
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Huntington University’s School of the Arts is the sponsor for The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons exhibit at the Honeywell Center, in Wabash. The exhibit is on display from now through Feb. 7 at the Clark Gallery.

Groundhog, stay in bed!

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jerry Matt (left), of East Baton Rouge, LA, and partner Mychael Smoyer, of Destin, FL, finish up eating lunch at the picnic table outside at Ari’s Gyros & BBQ Ribs Thursday, Jan. 11. The employees of Environmental Solutions, the company which has been distributing the new curbside recycling containers throughout Huntington, took advantage of temperatures in the upper 50s while they could, with the promise of a dramatic change on Friday with highs plummeting into the 30s.

Holdman bill would expand incubators availability in state

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) has announced the introduction of Senate Bill 123, which would expand the availability of newborn safety incubators, commonly referred to as “baby boxes.”

Top chili cooks

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Seminary United Methodist Church, in Roanoke, held its Unhanging of the Greens Chili Cook-off on Jan. 7. The following individuals won awards for their entries, (from left) Sophia Shenelec, The Lazarus Award (Raises the Dead), for spicy chili; Krista Hiner, The Burning Bush Award, for spiciest chili; Carol Johnson, The Coat of Many Colors Award, for most colorful chili; and Keith Hartley, The Walks on Water Award, for thickest chili.

Set Master Gardener training in February

Purdue Master Gardener intern training will be at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Feb. 12 and ending April 9. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 22.

The class includes a wide range of subjects, including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety and culture of vegetable, flower, landscape and fruit plants. Possibilities for volunteering include working at community gardens, teaching classes and writing articles after completion of the Master Gardener intern coursework.

Norwood makes dean’s list at Evansville

Jami Norwood, of Roanoke, has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the fall semester 2017.

Norwood is majoring in athletic training.

To make the dean’s list, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Eagle watch with staff Feb. 10-11 at interpretive ctr.

See bald eagles Feb. 10 and 11, with staff from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Participants will meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m. on both days, listen to a brief overview of Indiana’s bald eagles and then caravan to the roost.

Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes.

There will be some walking on paved road. Those who need handicapped parking should request it upon registration. Port-a-pots will be available. Participants can leave the site at any time.