Senior Center offers bus trip to State Fair Aug. 5

Area Seniors are invited to attend Golden Hoosiers' Day at the Indiana State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The Huntington Senior Center has chartered a bus to provide a ride to the event.

The bus will leave from the former Kmart parking lot in Huntington at 7:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m.

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation will provide a free breakfast on the bus prior to leaving. This year the bus will not stop in Anderson on the return trip for an early dinner to provide more time at the State Fair.

Street milling, paving in Huntington next week

Milling and paving of several streets in Huntington will commence next week.

A total of 17 streets will receive attention, with an 18th, Jade Road, to be completely reconstructed.

Concrete work has been completed, says Anthony Goodnight, director of public works and engineering services for the city of Huntington, which involved updating ramps within the extents of the project to comply with new standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Banks wins Legion’s Distinguished PS Award

Jim Banks.
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For the second year in a row, State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) is the recipient of the American Legion's 2014 Distinguished Public Service Award. He was recognized for his efforts on behalf of veterans during the recently concluded session of the Indiana General Assembly.

‘Splash on the Wabash’ revives ‘80s activity

Splash on the Wabash, to be held July 26, features an inner tube float down the Wabash River modeled on a scouting activity held in the 1980s.
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Splash on the Wabash, to be held on Saturday, July 26, revives an inner tube float down the Wabash River that was popular in the 1980s, combining it with a downtown bash offering free activities, education and a riverside concert.

The inner tube launch was originally an activity of area Boy Scouts in the 1980s.

"Many of the scouts who did the launch were very excited to see this event coming back," says Tina Bobilya, steering committee chairwoman. "They all have very fond memories of floating down the river and all enjoyed it immensely."

RPL offers online resources

The Roanoke Public Library is offering online resources for patrons to learn a foreign language or learn how to drive.

Beginning July 18, anyone with a Roanoke Public Library card can log in to the Pronunciator site through the Roanoke library website. Pronunciator will help patrons learn any of 80 languages through techniques such as speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable audio lessons and virtual conversation. Free apps are available for iPad, iPhone and Android tablet or phone.

Landrum is named Crossroads Bank VP

Todd Landrum.
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Todd Landrum has joined Crossroads Bank, in Wabash, as vice president of agricultural banking.

Landrum has been in the banking industry for more than 15 years. He has specialized in agriculture, mortgage and commercial lending.

Landrum and his father farm more than 1,100 acres in Huntington County. He is treasurer of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board, serves as a Huntington County Councilman and is a member of the Pathfinder Foundation board.

He and his wife, Jill, have four children.

HU opens new program in occupational therapy

Huntington University cut the ribbon and opened the doors to its first doctorate program and its first campus in Fort Wayne on Monday, July 14.

Huntington's occupational therapy program is the university's first doctorate program and its first degree in the allied health field.

"Launching a graduate program in occupational therapy is an exciting venture for HU," said Dr. Ann McPherren, vice president for strategy and graduate/adult programs.

Peer performance

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Alexandra Rigdon performs a vocal number during open mic night on Thursday, July 10, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, in Huntington. The library invited teens to show off their talents to their peers in a coffeehouse-type atmosphere, and the event drew a standing room only crowd.

Workshop will teach tips to cut costs

A workshop entitled "Where Does Your Money Go and Extreme Couponing" will be held on Tuesday, July 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Peter's First Community Church.

The workshop is a collaboration between the Purdue University Extension Office and Pathfinder Services, Inc. Huntington County.

In this workshop participants will learn how to get free groceries, stretch their dollars, find spending leaks and make a little go a long way.

Hammel earns top score in CMA exam

Jamon Hammel.
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Jamon H. Hammel recently passed the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.

He received an award for scoring in the top one percent of candidates taking the exam.

Hammel is an accountant with David Culp & Co. LLP.

David Culp & Co. LLP has offices in Fort Wayne, Huntington and Goshen.


New president

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Slim Fouts (left) is the new president of the Andrews Lions Club. He is shown accepting the gavel from Phil Bitzer, the club's outgoing president.

HHS Class of ‘59 to hail 55th year anniversary

On Sept. 19 and 20 the Huntington High School Class of 1959 plans to celebrate its 55th reunion.

Preliminary events include a Friday evening social time at the Holiday Inn Express and a Saturday morning brunch at Nick's Kitchen, followed by afternoon conversation at the Holiday Inn Express. The reunion concludes with a banquet and program on Saturday evening at the LaFontaine Golf Club, with Mike Thomas as the emcee.

Reservations, including a fee for the banquet, are due no later than Sept. 1.

St. Paul’s invites community to cookout

St. Paul's County Line Church invites the public to a cookout and ice cream social on Saturday, July 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Grilled hamburgers and coney dogs will be served, along with pies and cakes.

The church is located at Maple Grove Road and the Wabash County Line.

For more information contact the church at 786-3365.


Today is baby photo contest deadline

Dixie Harrold, of Huntington County Right to Life, looks over some of the entries in the 33rd annual “People’s Choice” Baby Photo Contest on Thursday, July 10. The deadline for entries is today, Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m.
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Today, Monday, July 14, is the final day entries for the 33rd Annual Huntington County Right to Life "People's Choice" Baby Photo Contest will be accepted.

Babies must have been born during 2012, 2013 or 2014 and be a resident of Huntington County. Unframed baby photos, up to 8x10, must be brought to the Right to Life office at 34 E. Washington St., Huntington, by 6 p.m. tonight.

A submitted photo must have the following information printed on the back in the following order: Full name of baby, date of birth, male or female, name of parents, address and telephone number.

Elite Ag expands product offerings to include new drainage plow line

Aaron Hacker (left), sales manager at Elite Ag Solutions, and Cale Eckert, a sales and customer service representative with the company, stand in front of two Johnson Drainage Plows. The plows are a new line carried by Elite Ag Solutions.
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Elite Ag Solutions is now offering Johnson Drainage Plows.

The Warren-based precision agriculture technology dealer felt the time was right to add the plows to its lineup.

"We work pretty closely with Trimble water drainage products through Trimble's water management programs and we wanted to offer a line of tile plows that we could offer as well as our control systems," says Cale Eckert, sales and customer service representative with the company.