Victory Noll Center to host second in the series ‘Dinners & Dialogues’

Victory Noll Center presents the second event in the series "Dinners & Dialogues," to be held April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The interactive experience addresses topics of faith and social justice to help foster a deeper understanding of social issues that impact everyone on a daily basis.

The program will feature the topic "We are One Body: Nourishment as Relationship." Following the meal, participants will contemplate nourishment coming from being in a relationship with God, each person's body, each other and the Earth.

Optimists honor RMS students

The Huntington Optimist Club recently honored Riverview Middle School students J.J. Whicker and Maggie Winters with the club’s Youth Appreciation awards.
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The Huntington Optimist Club recently awarded its Optimist Youth Appreciation Award to two Riverview students, Maggie Winters and J.J. Whicker.

The club recognized the students as a few of the outstanding young people in the community. The students demonstrate outstanding dedication and service to their school, the community and its citizens.

Looking for bargains

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sonny and Loretta Jones, of Van Buren, check out a wreath for sale at the Forks of the Wabash "garage sale" held Saturday, March 29, in the event center. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase items needed for the warming kitchen and materials for the new handicapped-accessible canoe/kayak launch.

iAB promotes two to vice president

Pictured Kody Kumfer (left) and Nathan Liechty
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iAB financial bank recently announced the promotions of Kody Kumfer and Nathan Liechty to the positions of assistant vice president.

Kumfer began his banking career with iAB in October of 2009 as a teller at the West Jefferson office. Since then, he has advanced to roles in loan support, as a loan assistant and then on to becoming a relationship banker.

Andrews names its 3Q honor roll students

Andrews Elementary School has announced honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - C.J. Dawalt, Ethan Eckert, Cota Hahn, Grace Lacey, Maggie Park, Naomi Richison, Matt Schnepp, Myla Tackett, Tomas Velez, Merisa Walter and Daylin Wintrode.

All A's and B's - Chesney Anderson, Bailey Bruner, Max Bruner, Allison Caley, Ethan Crouse, Cole Davidson, Eryn Dolby, Colin Jackson, Joshua Keel, Gavin Price, Riliegh Reed, Damien Schmidt, Aryan Underwood, Cassandra Vargo, Kyra Williams and Savannah Yoder.

Karst receives honor for 30 years of service to Halderman

Pat Karst
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Pat Karst, of Huntington, was among employees honored for more than 30 years of service with Halderman Farm Management and Real Estate Services.

The award was presented during a company meeting at the Wabash headquarters. Representatives gathered to review lease trends and farmland values, idea share with other representatives, learn from guest speakers and receive training.

The honorees joining Karst included Dave Bonnell, of Columbus; Jim Clark, of Frankfort; and Rick Johnloz of Bluffton.

Tree falling sets back restoration in cemetery

An 85-foot tree lays in the old Roanoke Cemetery after it collapsed on March 14. Strong winds forced the tree to the ground, and it damaged several tombstones as it fell. Restoration will take place after weather conditions become more favorable.
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On Friday evening, March 14, strong winds toppled an 85-foot tree in the old Roanoke Cemetery, located at 850N and Roanoke Road, in Roanoke.

The tree was roughly three feet in diameter, and damaged several tombstones as it fell.

The old pioneer cemetery is currently in the process of being restored, and some of the already-restored tombstones were damaged when the tree fell.

Shelia Hines, Jackson Township trustee, says as weather conditions become more favorable the process of repairing the damaged stones will begin.

‘Bowl for Kenya’ raising missionary trip funds

Huntington County woman Elizabeth Bischoff will be raising money for a mission trip to Kenya with a "Bowl for Kenya" on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington.

For an entry fee, participants will be able to bowl three games, including getting their bowling shoe rentals for free, with awards going to the top three bowlers.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets and salsa and bake sales.

Walk-ins are welcome, or bowlers can sign up by Friday, April 4.

Visitor Bureau launches new branding strategy

The Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau has announced that it is launching a new branding strategy for the county.

"Do More in Huntington County" will kick off in April via a series of radio spots that will run on BEST 95.1 FM (formerly Majic) and sister station FUN 101.7, targeting the Northeast Indiana area and, specifically, neighboring Allen County.

Training the troops

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Kievskii Cuirassiers stand to attention as Rachel Platt, astride her horse Sunny, goes through maneuvers on Saturday, March 29, at Manasseh Stables in Roanoke. The historic interpretive group, members of the New Sotterlee Project, focuses on training soldiers and horses in 17th and 18th century warfare techniques. J.H. Northrop, director of the organization, says the group will host a Renaissance fair at its Huntington property in September.

Drew and Harold are Junior Rotarians for April

Jessica Drew (second from left) and Sam Harold (third from left) have been named Junior Rotarians by the Huntington Rotary Club for April. With them are their Rotary Club sponsors, Nicole Johnson (left) and Chuck Grable.
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Huntington North High School students Jessie Drew and Sam Harold have been selected as the Huntington Rotary Club's Junior Rotarians for April.

Drew is the daughter of Leanne Drew, of Lagrange. She plans to study physical therapy and work with special needs children after graduation. At HNHS, she has participated in volleyball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Athletic Board, Freshman Mentoring and tutoring.

Harold is the son of Terri Bonbrake, of Huntington, and Michael Harold, of Huntington. He is leaning towards obtaining a degree in business management.

Lincoln Elementary students take a trip to the 500 Motor Speedway

Lincoln Elementary students are among thousands of Hoosier fourth-grade students who will learn about Indiana's motorsports culture through the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health. Lincoln Elementary attended one of the eight study trips to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 1.

Troop 130 to present colors at Pacers tilt

Boy Scout Troop 130 will present the colors at the Indiana Pacers home game on Sunday, April 6, at a game played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis.

The game will be televised on Fox Sports and the NBA Channel, beginning at 6 p.m.

Six scouts and two adult leaders will present the American flag and the troop's flag during the national anthem.

Thirty-four people from the scout troop, including parents, will attend the game.

The troop meets on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Life Church, 900 E. State St., Huntington.


Bob Evans named Business of Month

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce representatives and Bob Evans employees gather on Wednesday, March 26, to celebrate the restaurant being named Business of the Month for April. Pictured are (front row from left) Belinda Clancy, of Markle Heath & Rehabilitation; Shelley Miller, Bob Evans server; Joshua Price, Bob Evans cook; Emily Donaldson, Bob Evans kitchen prep; Kathryn Fishbaugh, Bob Evans host; Nick Diffenbaugh, Bob Evans general manager; Mindy Muchow, of Tipton House; Sue Rumple, of Beacon Credit Union and Terry Miller, of Real Living Ness Bros.

Huntington Catholic School names 3Q perfect attendance

Huntington Catholic School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Abram Klausing, Josephine Kline and Sabrina Woolard.

First grade
Kaitlynn Fowerbaugh, Penelope Harrell, Augustus Kline, Chase Lyons, Karrigan Melcher, Grant Rosen, Samantha Stetzel, Justin Teusch and Garrett Thomas.

Second grade
Alexandria Campbell, Adam Holzinger, Averic Klausing and Jax Mickley.