Pies for love

Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Victory Noll Sister Alodia Carney (left) hands off a fruit pie to Love INC's Sara Brown in the Victory Noll kitchen on Friday afternoon, April 4. The variety of fruit pies donated by the organization were auctioned off on Sunday, April 6, at the Love Unity Feast.

Police Officers of the Year

Photo by Steve Clark.

Chris Long (second from left) and Matt Hughes (fourth from left) were named the county and city police officers of the year, respectively, by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in a ceremony at the post on Sunday, April 6. Joining Long and Hughes are post officers Mike Harrell (first from left), junior vice commander, Rick Stell (third from left), commander, and Leslie Ackermann, quartermaster.

Buddy Poppy season

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) purchases Buddy Poppies from Susie Draper, Lady Auxiliary Buddy Poppy chairman, during a Buddy Proclamation ceremony held on Sunday, April 6, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

Northwest Elementary announces honor roll students for 3Q

Northwest Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Teacher and Firefighter of the Year

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rick Geist (third from left) and Jason Meier (fifth from left) were named teacher and firefighter of the year, respectively, by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in a ceremony at the post on Sunday, April 6. Joining Geist and Meier are post officers Mike Harrell (second from left), junior vice commander, Rick Stell (fourth from left), commander, and Leslie Ackerman (sixth from left), quartermaster, as well as Rodney Funk (left), past state commander of the VFW, who was also recognized during the ceremony.

Solid Rock to host pizza fund-raiser in Warren

The Solid Rock United Methodist Church Men's Fellowship will host an East of Chicago Pizza fund-raiser in Warren on Tuesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event, including all tips, will be used for local missions projects.

The cost for adults covers the buffet, drink and tax. Children's meals will be available at a reduced price.
East of Chicago Pizza is located at 111 E. 1st St., Warren.


Christ the King, 509 Community to hold joint Palm Sunday services

Parishioners from Christ the King Episcopal Church will meet Sunday, April 13, at the 509 Community at 9 a.m. for singing, scripture reading and blessing of palms.

At 9:30 a.m., parishioners from both churches will proceed from 509 to Christ the King at 1224 N. Jefferson St. for worship that includes a dramatic reading of the Passion story from the Gospel according to Luke and a celebration of the Eucharist with visiting Bishop Edward Little of the Diocese of Northern Indiana. The service at Christ the King will start at 10 a.m.

Other events include:

Roanoke Honor Flight Benefit Committee to host third annual auction on Saturday

The Roanoke Honor Flight Benefit committee will host the third annual Roanoke Honor Flight Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 12.

The event is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke.

The proceeds from this event will go to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to help offset the expenses for upcoming flights in 2014.

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana was created to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices by flying them to view their memorials in Washington, DC. Each Honor Flight costs approximately $60,000.

KK to celebrate April as ‘Month of Young Child’

Pathfinder Kids Kampus will celebrate April as the Month of the Young Child with a variety of activities, beginning with a flash mob today, Thursday, April 10.

The flash mob is set to take place at 10 a.m. at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, located at 435 Campus St., in Huntington. The community is invited to attend, both to witness the flash mob and to learn about early childhood education and the services Pathfinder Services offers.

Area UAW to have ‘Spring Cleaning’ garage sale

The UAW Union Label Committee will have a "Spring Cleaning" garage sale on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820E-900N, Roanoke.

The hall is located 2 1/2 miles west of GM on Lafayette Center Road (900N).

Vendor tables will be set up for home-made crafts.

For more information, contact 672-2209.


Tipton House announces name change to Tipton Place

Tipton House, a provider of assisted living services and care to seniors, has changed its name to Tipton Place.

The new name for the Huntington facility coincides with the rebranding of its parent company, Enlivant, which was formerly known as Assisted Living Concepts.

"We are thrilled about our new name - Tipton Place," said Executive Director Lori Crispen, "because it better reflects our commitment to provide a vibrant environment where our residents thrive each and every day."

Quality Inn to host hunt for community Saturday

Quality Inn, located at 2820 Hotel Ave., in Huntington, invites the community to attend a free Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The afternoon will include an Easter egg hunt with candy and prizes. One egg will contain a certificate for a free night's stay at Quality Inn.

Those attending will receive a free picture with the Easter Bunny, taken by Another Eve Photography.

Quality Inn was formerly known as Northview Inn & Suites.

For information, call 359-9000.


HCTPL closed today to host district conference

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will be closed today, Thursday, April 10, to host a district conference.

Eight area libraries will be in attendance and Curt Witcher, senior manager of special collections at Allen County Public Library, will give the keynote presentation.

The library will resume normal operating hours tomorrow, Friday, April 11.


Nurse practitioner White seeing patients at HMG

Dr. Carol White
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dr Carol White, nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients at Huntington Medical Group.

Dr. White, RN, DNP, ANPC, GNPC and CNLCP, is a board certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner and holds a master's degree as both a nurse practitioner and community health nurse, as well as a doctor of nursing practice degree.

Huntington Baptist to hold Easter celebration, hunt

The Huntington Baptist Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon rain or shine.

Children aged through grade 5 are encouraged to bring an Easter basket and come prepared for lots of fun.

In addition to the Egg Hunt there will be lots of crafts, puppets, prizes and a Bible Easter story.

Huntington Baptist is located at 2435 Waterworks Rd., next to Riverview Middle School.

Contact the church for more information at 356-6954.