First Federal announces stock dividend payout

Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that the Corporation will pay a cash dividend of $0.195 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 20, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 6, 2014.

Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc. held its 19th annual shareholders' meeting April 22, 2014. The shareholders selected Dr. J. David Carnes and William A. Zimmer as directors of the company for terms to expire in 2017.

HU students selected for ‘Who’s Who’ listings

Twenty-one Huntington University students have been included in the 2014 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

These seniors join a group of students from more than 2,000 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

Wind, jazz groups to perform

Huntington University's Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will present a spring concert on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The wind ensemble, under the direction of Doug McElhaney, will perform pieces such as "Lassus Trombone," "Fantasy on American Sailing Songs," "Finale from Symphony No. 5," "Star Trek," "Sea Songs," "El Capitan" and "Fanfare for the Common Man," which features the HU Brass and Percussion ensemble.

The jazz ensemble, under the direction of Eric Clancy, also will perform.

You want me to do what?

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

"Lacey" gives veterinarian Kerrick Deardorff the eye prior to receiving her rabies shot at the vaccination clinic held in the Community Building at Hier's Park Saturday, April 26. Lacey, a pug, is held by her owner, Shirley Gardner, of Huntington. The clinic featured low-cost vaccinations and other services for dogs and was sponsored by the Riverside Veterinary Clinic as a fund-raiser for the Canine Capers 4-H Club.

BG Club's ninth annual Steak 'n' Burger Dinner is Monday, April 28

Bippus State Bank is the sponsor for The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington's ninth annual Steak n' Burger Dinner.

This fund-raising event will be held at Crestview Middle School on Monday, April 28. The evening will start with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and supper and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This year's event will also include a live auction that will include as a week stay in Grand Cayman, a seven-course meal for four from Chef Eric Braun, and a zip line trip for two.

Novae expansion to create up to 75 new jobs by 2016, company says

Novae Corporation, a utility trailer manufacturer based in Markle, has announced plans to expand its operations in Huntington County, creating up to 75 new jobs by 2016.

The company will invest $5.9 million to construct and equip a 73,000-square-foot facility at the Markle Industrial Park, its fourth manufacturing facility in northeast Indiana since 2005. The new operation will be online and fully functional by November.

Andrews VFD to have tenderloin fund-raiser on May 3 eve

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department will have an all-you-can-eat tenderloin dinner on Saturday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the fire station located on Main Street, Andrews.

Carryout is available.

For questions call Mike Clift, 388-3982.


Boxes full of donations

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Linda Wilson, a volunteer at the Huntington House, holds the door for Riverview Middle School eighth-grade student Jackson Wright as he carries in a box of donated items for the residents of the women's shelter. Wright, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, was one of 83 students who collected more than 500 household items during spring break to help the residents of Huntington House set up housekeeping once they transition from the shelter to living on their own.

Used book sale at Hgtn. library to hail National Library Week

The Friends of the Library will offer a one-day Spring Used Book Sale at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's main branch in celebration of National Library Week.

The sale will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, and continue until 4:30 p.m. that afternoon.

Lung power

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

James Thornton (left), a respiratory therapist at Parkview Huntington Hospital, watches as Budd Walls, of Fort Wayne, blows into a device to test his lung capacity during Parkview Huntington Hospital's "Healthy Steps" spring health fair on Saturday, April 19. The hospital offered free health screenings and information booths as well as lab tests and imaging services at discounted costs. Walls says he's a regular visitor to the health fair and, this year, brought along his neighbors.

Forks of Wabash ABWA to hold 30th annual Business Associate Event

The Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its 30th annual Business Associate Event on Wednesday, May 21, in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University beginning at 6 p.m.

Evening celebrations include awarding $4,000 in scholarships to community members, announcement of the chapter Woman of the Year, Business Associate of the Year, Vonnie Hoover Spirit Award and Top Ten Candidate.

The evening's entertainment will be provided by Christian comedian David Dean.

Newly sworn-in officers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four officers on the Huntington Police Department were promoted and sworn in to their new positions during a ceremony in the council chamber on Monday, April 21. Officers receiving promotions are (from left) Chris McCutcheon, promoted to sergeant; Tom Emely, promoted to captain; Alan Foster, promoted to sergeant; and Matthew Hughes, promoted to detective captain

YSB, YWCA to discuss ‘Digital Boundaries’ to youth safety

The Youth Services Bureau and the YWCA of Northeast Indiana are hosting a "Digital Boundaries" training on April 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The training will be held at the Youth Services Bureau, located at 1344 Maple Drive.

There is no cost for the training, however, space is limited.

The program will provide information on technology advances and how this can affect the safety of young people.

Proclamation of prayer

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (seated) finishes signing a document proclaiming Thursday, May 1, as City of Huntington Day of Prayer. Witnessing the occasion are (from left) Rev. Gary Dilley of College Park Church, Rev. Ron Rieder of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Rev. Richard Strick of St. Peter's First Community Church. The city's day of prayer coincides with the National Day of Prayer, set on the first Thursday in May. Local observances include a mayor's prayer breakfast on May 1.

Storm cleanup

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Crossroad Connections volunteers (from left) Ed Sessney, Jim Winters and Jim Sprowl replace siding on a home in Grant County that was damaged by a tornado last fall. Crossroad Connections assembled a team of volunteers from Sunnycrest Baptist Church, in Marion, and Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, in Huntington County, that spent Saturday, April 19, helping the home's occupants with cleanup and repairs.