ABWA national selects local member Crone as one of its Top Ten of year

Michelle Crone
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Michelle L. Crone, business banking administrative manager of Wells Fargo Bank in Huntington, has been named one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year by the American Business Women's Association.

The Top Ten Business Women of ABWA is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education and community involvement.

Wiffle ball tournament for Schmaltz fund-raiser

The second annual Garry Crosbie Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held Sept. 13 in Markle, and teams can register through Aug. 24.

The tournament is sponsored by the Steve Kelly Cancer Relief Foundation and proceeds will go to the foundation and to the family of Wyatt Schmaltz, a Huntington boy being treated for cancer.

The double elimination tournament will be held at Markle Park. Each team will receive six T-shirts and will be guaranteed of playing at least two games.

Concessions will be available all day. Several activities will be offered for children.

First day fun

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Students from Nicole Warpup's kindergarten class at Salamonie School, in Warren, get in some recreation time on the first afternoon of school on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Third cutting

John Vickrey does a third cutting of hay in a field just outside of Warren on Wednesday, Aug. 13


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Richard Knox admires a motorcycle and sidecar on display at Markle Health & Rehabilitation's Show Us Your Ride Car, Truck and Bike Show, held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9. In addition to the vehicles on display, the afternoon featured food and entertainment, with proceeds earmarked for the Alzheimer's Association, Karing for Kids, Kelly Cancer Foundation and Wells County Boys & Girls Club.

Monkeying around

John Goble (left), of Huntington, helps his son Bronson, 3, navigate the monkey bars at Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 14.

Benefit for Andrews fire victims set for this Wednesday at Nick’s Kitchen

A benefit for an Andrews family whose home was destroyed by fire will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nick's Kitchen, in Huntington.

A portion of the dine-in food sales and all tips collected will go toward obtaining new housing for the family.

The July 31 fire destroyed the home of Shawn Smith and daughters Hannah, 15; Autumn, 15; Shayna, 14; and Aaliya, 12. Although no one was injured, the house and its contents are a total loss. The Smith family is currently staying in temporary housing.

Roanoke Fall Festival to hold eighth annual Corn Bag Toss Doubles Tourney Sept. 5

The Roanoke Fall Festival will hold its eighth annual Corn Bag Toss Doubles Tournament on Sept. 5 on the tennis courts at Roanoke Park.

In the event of rain, the tournament will be held in the gym at Roanoke Elementary School.

The tournament will begin at 7 p.m. with registrations being accepted until 6:45 p.m. as long as openings exist. Entries will be limited to the first 32 teams that are received. There are no age or gender limitations. An entry fee is charged.

Conflict resolution speaker at St. Peter’s

St. Peter's First Community Church, located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington, will host a presentation by Zoughbi Zoughbi, the founder and director of the Wi'am Conflict Resolution Center in Bethlehem, on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Zoughbi is a 1989 graduate of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Volunteering their time

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Members of the Huntington University men's soccer team recently volunteered their time to paint and wash windows at the LaFontaine Center. Painting the outside of the building are (from left) Aaron Harting, RJ Hughes and Ryan Lechlitner.

SC offers advance planning workshop

A free workshop, "Setting Your House in Order," will be offered on Sept. 9 at the Senior Center, in Huntington.
Keith Huffman, an elder law attorney, will present the advance planning workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m. Food will be served and door prizes will be given out.

The session is sponsored by McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home and the Huntington County Council on Aging.

For reservations, call 359-4410.


Friends of NRA to hold hog roast, family shoot

The Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold a hog roast and family shoot on Sept. 6 at the J. Edward Roush Fish and Wildlife Area shooting range.

Activities will get underway at 10 a.m. The day will include a trap shoot and other shooting games.
Participants should bring eye and ear protection and can bring their own pistols, rifles, shotguns and archery equipment. Guns, including BB guns, will be available for those who don't have their own firearms.

Cancer society seeks volunteers to drive

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteer drivers in all northeast Indiana counties for its Road To Recovery program.

An estimated 35,560 Indiana residents will learn that they have cancer this year. Getting to their scheduled treatment may be a challenge.

"One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips to treatment in six weeks," said Melissa Baker, mission delivery specialist for the American Cancer Society. "A patient receiving chemotherapy might report for treatment weekly for up to a year.

HNHS Class of ’84 reunion is Aug. 30

The Huntington North High School Class of 1984 will hold a reunion on Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the LaFontaine Golf Course and Banquet Center.

The evening will include appetizers, a buffet dinner, cash bar, music and a 50/50 raffle.

For reservation information, email or write to HNHS Class of 1984 at 3510W-100N, Huntington, IN 46750.


Judged tasty

Smoky's Barbecue, a Marion restaurant owned by Huntington resident Brian Reust, earned second and third place awards in the Michigan State Barbecue Championship on July 26. The competition drew 56 professional barbecue teams from several states and two from Canada. The Smoky's Barbecue team earned a perfect score in each of the meat categories, which included chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The Smoky's Barbecue team includes (from left) Mike Emley, Terri Emley, Karen Rupe and Reust.