Festival sponsor

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Bippus State Bank has signed on as corporate sponsor of the Andrews Summer Festival, sealing the deal with a $1,000 donation to help fund the festival. "This will allow the committee to offer many events and activities to the Andrews community that it otherwise may not have been able to do," says Festival Chair Cathy Johnson. Attending the announcement were (from left) Johnson; Kathy Gamble, Tammy Clift and Conner Gamble; festival committee members: Ryan Warner, president of Bippus State Bank; and Kelli Williams, festival committee. The Andrews Summer Festival will be held Aug.

Adult ed classes begin in new location July 28

The Huntington Adult Education classroom is moving to the St. Peter Lutheran Church school building at 605 Polk St., in Huntington. Classes will begin July 28 at that location.

Adult education classes for students 16 years and older are offered free of charge, through IMPACT Institute in preparation for the high school equivalency exam (the former GED).

The next exam will be on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Huntington County Community Schools Vocational Building.

S.P.A.R.K. program ends with games at Drover

Courtney Okuly (right) is tagged by Madison Klender, S.P.A.R.K. director, in a game of Capture the Flag during the program’s concluding day of activities and games on Friday, July 18, at Drover Park.
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The Summer Parks and Recreation for Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) program wrapped up Friday, July 18 ,at Drover Park.

Children ages 5 to 14 were eligible to participate in the summer program, which met at four parks throughout Huntington over the course of five weeks.

The program's participants were not alone at the culminating celebration, where the program's directors were present to wrap up the season as well.

S.P.A.R.K. directors are hired by the Huntington Parks Department to supervise the day-to-day goings-on for the program's duration.

LACE helps fund two B&G Club programs

The Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County offers two prevention programs, both funded by grants from LACE (Local Anti-drug Coalition Efforts).

More than 100 youth in kindergarten through eighth grade are participating in SMART Moves, which encourages healthy decision making and critical thinking skills. Youth learn how to avoid and resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity. They also have the opportunity to take part in arts and crafts, camping, fishing and volunteering.

New salon opens

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Any Shape of Hair, located at 449 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, officially opened for business on Wednesday, July 16, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Celebrating (from left) are Paul Thompson, general contractor; Abby Oursler, stylist; Shelly Holly, owner; Harley Nielsen, stylist; and Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Gene Snowden and Belinda Clancy. The salon is open in the former Bilyew's Corner, at the corner of Jefferson and Washington streets. It has three stylists and perms and cuts are available for both men and women.

Six-month earnings for First Federal parent up 25 percent

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014, increased $298,000, or 25 percent, to $1.5 million ($1.24 per diluted common share).

That compares to net income of $1.2 million (98 cents per diluted common share) for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Support for YFC

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iAB financial bank served as a corporate sponsor for the Wells County Youth for Christ golf outing, which was held July 18 in Bluffton, donating $1,000 to the organization. Attending the presentation of the donation were (from left) Laura Gerber, YFC donor administrator; Kody Kumfer, iAB assistant vice president; Steve Surbaugh, Bluffton High School Campus Life director; Stu Polson, Norwell and Southern Wells middle school Campus Life director; Ked Moser, Norwell High School Campus Life director; Sid Schwartz, iAB vice president; and Ray Paxson, iAB vice president.

Pajama stories at Huntington library begin Aug. 5

The Children's Department of Huntington City-Township Public Library will present Pajama Story Time sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.

Children ages 3 through grade two are invited to attend, wearing their pajamas and bringing their favorite teddy bear. The Aug. 5 session will feature the book "Llama Llama, Red Pajama" and a visit from some live llamas.

An ice cream party will be offered after the pajama story time session on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Five generations

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The Herber family recently celebrated the birth of Joshua Herber, making five living generations of that family. Posing for a portrait are (front row from left) great-grandmother Lois Norwood, of Huntington, and great-great-grandmother Mary Burton, of North Manchester; and (back row from left) grandmother Becky Herber, of Roanoke, and Joshua Herber, held by his father, Tony Herber, of Huntington.

Congregational Christian breakfast is Saturday

The Congregational Christian Church, in North Manchester, will serve a buffet-style breakfast on Saturday, July 26, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A free will offering will be accepted for the breakfast, which will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages and drinks. Carry-outs will be available.

Proceeds will support a mission team that will travel to Webster Springs, WV, in September.

The church is located at 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester.


A major and his daughters

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Ralph Tuttle (seated, center) who plays the Modern Major General in the Pulse Opera House production of "The Pirates of Penzance," is surrounded by his daughters on stage. The daughters are played by (seated, from left) Kayla Smyth and Noelle Turney; and (standing, from left) Chrysa Keenon, Kammie Kress, Lily Sabinske, Kaitlyn Mounsey, Lina Willard and Lizzy Finney. The show continues for three more weekends, July 24, 25 and 26; July 31, Aug. 1 and 2; and Aug. 7, 8 and 9. All shows are at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit or call 375-7017.

Evangelist will return to Bethel Assembly Sunday

Evangelist Fredrick Aguilar and his wife will minister at Bethel Assembly of God on Sunday, July 27, during the 10 a.m. service.

Aguilar ministered at the Huntington church in June.

Aguilar began preaching at age 10 on the street corners of Chicago, IL. He has been in full time ministry as a pastor and evangelist for more than 44 years.

Bethel Assembly of God is located at 1640 E. Taylor St., Huntington. Childcare is provided for children through sixth grade.

For information, call the church at 356-8363.


Zanesville Lions to raffle Peg Perego tractor, wagon

A Peg Perego tractor and wagon will be raffled off during the Lions Club Car Show at Homespun Day in Zanesville.

The one-day festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30. In addition to the car show, Homespun Day will feature a parade at 10 a.m.; craft, antiques and flea market booths; a pet contest, horse drawn wagon rides, food and other activities.

Raffle tickets are available in advance from Zanesville Lions Club members.

Proceeds will support the Zanesville Lions Community Park.
The tractor and wagon were donated by Peg Perego, in Fort Wayne.


Erie Railroad veterans to meet for breakfast at VFW

The next Erie Railroad breakfast is Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

All railway workers, friends and family are welcome.
There is a cost for the buffet breakfast.


LaFontaine Arts Council names judges for its regional art exhibit

The husband and wife team of Linda Farris and Tom Farris will serve as judges for the LaFontaine Arts Council 2014 Regional Art Exhibit, to be held Aug. 1 through Aug. 27 at the Wilson Gallery at Huntington University's Merrilat Centre for the Arts.

The exhibit will feature artists from the northern Indiana area working in a variety of mediums.

Artists interested in participating in the show can contact Debbie Dyer, executive director of the LaFontaine Arts Council, at ddyer@lafontaineartscoun or 358-0055 to obtain an entry form. Entry forms are due July 21.