Business of the month

Metalloid, in Huntington, was named the Business of the Month for January by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. Pictured are (front row from left) Terry Miller, chamber ambassador; Jennifer Barth, director of manufacturing, Metalloid headquarters; Steve Godfroy, chamber ambassador; Luke Vickrey, general manager, Metalloid Huntington; and Paula Whiting, chamber ambassador; and (back row from left) chamber ambassadors Matt Ditzler, Kerry Beaver, Danielle Shaw and Rita Haneline.

List Huntington Co. Senior Center events for next week

Here is a listing of events happening in January at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Jan. 7
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Joy Pleasers have good year in 2018

The Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry has announced it had a good year in 2018 and has been able to donate $200 to each of five different local organizations.

Recipients were HAT, Right to Life, Honor Flight, the Open Door and Love INC.

The group also gave $500 worth of clothing to the Salvation Army for its Christmas program.

Joy Pleasers spent the past year participating in parades, picnics, birthday parties and nursing home visits.

Richison, Williams are January Jr. Rotarians

Mia Richison (second from left) and Trey Williams (third from left) are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for January. With them are Rotary Club sponsors Kathy Branham (left) and Chad Daugherty.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mia Richison and Trey Williams, both Huntington North High School seniors, are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for January.

Richison participates in varsity cheer, varsity softball, Student Athletic Board, Class Council, Operation Impact and is a freshman mentor. She has also been involved in the Riley dance marathon, peer tutoring, YFC middle school teacher, National Honor Society, Campus Life and is a scholar athlete in the Top 25 of her class.

She is also employed at Zesto and Board & Brush.

Homemaker service available to Seniors

The Huntington County Council on Aging offers a homemaker service to Seniors over age 60 or those of any age with a disability.

The service provides homemaker assistance to Seniors including help with general housekeeping, personal shopping, bill payment, prescription pickup, errand-running and shopping assistance.

For more information call the Senior Center at 359-4410 and ask for Dick Murray.

Council on Aging to hold annual fish and chicken supper Feb. 1 in Warren

The Huntington County Council on Aging will have its annual all-you-can-eat fish and chicken supper by Dan’s Fish Fry Services on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

The menu includes green beans and ham, applesauce, bread, ice cream and beverages.

Carry-out is also available.

Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center or from any HCCOA board member.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the event.

For more information about this event call 359-4410.

Elvis Presley tribute at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center set for Jan. 18

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center plays host to a night of tribute to the music of legendary singer Elvis Presley with a concert by “El’s Angels,” starring rockabilly guitarist Kenny Taylor.

The event, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18, is a fund-raiser for Northeast Indiana Honor Flight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature two hours of Elvis songs, ranging from his early recording at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis to the later works on RCA.

Huntington University history prof Webb contributes to recent book

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Jeff Webb

Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of American history at Huntington University, has published a chapter in a book focusing on a specific era in the history of higher education. 

Hometown memories

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brian Buzzard, of Buffalo, NY, and a native of Huntington, takes aim with his camera to capture the Air Force T-33A jet trainer, the centerpiece of the Veterans Memorial located inside Memorial Park on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Buzzard, who was back in town to celebrate Christmas with his family, remembers climbing onto the memorial’s tank (shown at rear) as a boy, when the tank was located near the playground.

Lions donate to Sal Army

Photo by Steve Clark.

Capt. Dennis Marak (third from left), of the Huntington Salvation Army, is ceremonially presented a check for $700 from members of the Roanoke Lions Club on Friday, Dec. 21. The Lions Club raised the funds by volunteering as bell-ringers at a Salvation Army kettle in Roanoke. Pictured are (from left) Lions Club members Jim Vachon and Jim Coppock, Marak and Charlie Crawford, Lions Club treasurer.

Nieman is Flint Springs spell champ

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Jozaphine Nieman

Fifth-grade student Jozaphine Nieman was the winner of the Flint Springs Elementary School annual Scripps Spelling Bee, held Dec. 11.

The winning word was “galleon.”

Nieman is the the daughter of Lindsey Nieman and Zach Brannan.

The runner-up was Foster Williams, son of Jerod and Karen Williams.

Benefit supper, auction to be held for Remnant House Jan. 14 in Warren

A benefit supper and auction for Remnant House Ministry, a Christian-based drug addiction program for women, will be held Monday, Jan. 14, in the Warren United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.
At 6 p.m., the freewill-donation supper will start while live and silent auctions will commence at 7 p.m.

Some of the items to be auctioned off include a TV, hot-air balloon ride, full set of tires, spray tans, propane gas, bakery items and more.

Several from county on BSU list

Ball State University has announced its fall 2018 dean’s list. Those from Huntington County who earned dean’s list honors include:

Hollyn Anderson, Gabrielle Carsten, Ashley Flotow, Taylor Johnson and Meghan Underwood.

Alexander Finney, Melanie Gradeless, Alyssa Hewson, Tabitha Jaggers, Bryce Johnson, Mariah Marshall, Jarin Matheny, Stephanie McElhaney, Taylor Scher, Mikayla Skinner, Miranda Smart and Jake White.

Hayley Haynes, Kaitie Jones and Lily Sabinske.

Milligan retires recently after 46 years at Bendix CV Systems

Nancy Milligan retired on Dec. 21, 2018, after more than 46 years of service with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.

Milligan’s latest position was finance administrator (customer claims, returns and hourly payroll).

She started with the company in Elyria, OH, on June 21, 1972. She transferred to Huntington when the company opened the Plant 1 facility, located at 1850 Riverfork Drive.

Her future plans include traveling to Florida, Colorado, Ohio and New York, as well as spending more time with family and friends.

First Federal Bank announces four promotions

First Federal recently announced the promotions of our employees. They are (from left) Ian Hope, Donnie Haire, Amanda Stroup and Joe Cassidy.
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First Federal Savings Bank recently announced the promotions of four employees.

Ian Hope was promoted to a vice president, and Donnie Haire, Amanda Stroup and Joe Cassidy were all promoted to assistant vice president slots.

Hope was promoted to vice president, commercial portfolio/SBA manager.

He joined the First Federal staff in 2004 and has a degree in accounting from the IU Kelley School of Business and has more than 25 years of banking and finance experience.