Huntington University hires LeBlanc as instructor of worship leadership

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Jay LeBlanc

Huntington University has hired Jay LeBlanc as instructor of worship leadership and outreach coordinator.

New pastors installation at Hope Rising

Hope Rising, formerly Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church, will hold an installation service for new pastors on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m.

Zack and Carla Working will serve as senior pastor and worship pastor, respectively. Caleb and Kiana Kimball will serve as children’s pastor and youth pastor, respectively.

There will be a short service at the church, with refreshments following in the youth center.

The church is located at 1131 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Some spots left for Mt. Etna bazaar

A limited number of vendor openings are still available for the annual Mt. Etna United Methodist Church bazaar, to be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Again this year the church has opened its doors to outside vendors to allow for a much larger array of gifts.

Approximately 40 vendors have so far signed up.

In addition to the vendors, the United Methodist Women will be selling homemade pies, noodles and other baked goods.

Rolls and coffee will be for sale in the morning, and lunch will be served by the youth.

Treasurer’s office closes Aug. 10 for several hours

The Huntington County Treasurer’s office, located in the Huntington County Courthouse, will be closed Friday, Aug. 10, until 1 p.m.

Avila wins top honor at LAC Regional Art Show

An airbrush portrait, by Alejandro Avila, entitled “War,” captured the Best of Show Award at the 2018 LaFontaine Arts Council’s Regional Art Show. The show will be open to the public through Aug. 29 at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery at Huntington University.

Alejandro Avila, of Huntington, has won Best of Show at the LaFontaine Arts Council’s 2018 Regional Art Show for his airbrush painting titled “War.”

The award was presented Thursday, Aug. 2, during a reception held at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Roanoke council gets variety of updates

The Roanoke Town Council received updates on a variety of topics at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Supervisor of Operations Phil Hibbert reported that the new water main had been installed on Fifth Street. The process of jumping service over to it was set to begin this week, he noted.

Hibbert stated that the cost of the project was going to be much lower than anticipated. Bercot-Gibson Construction performed the work and had initially quoted Hibbert a price of around $80,000.

They're back!


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Sixth-grader Brock Drown (left) and eighth-grader Tessa Drown head into Riverview Middle School for the first day of classes this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Elwyn L-Roy 'Cy' Dalley

Elwyn L-Roy “Cy” Dalley, 84, of Montpelier, IN, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at 11:49 a.m. at Markle Health & Rehabilitation in Markle.

Mr. Dalley was a 1952 graduate of Byron Center High School in Byron, MI. He was a member of the Montpelier Church of Christ. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He attended the Great Lakes Christian College for three years. He was the regional manager at W.T. Grant in Clarence Center, NY, and was owner of Mr. Steak Restaurant in Marion and Kokomo. He also was a licensed auctioneer and owned Cy’s Auction Service.

Paul F. Bonner

Paul F. Bonner, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at his home in Huntington.

Mr. Bonner was a 1955 graduate of Union Center High School. He worked on the family farm in Huntington at various times throughout his life. After high school, he served his country in the United States Air Force.  While in the Air Force, he built and flew his own plane. He worked at Memcor for 38 years, retiring in 1998. He was a lifetime member of Markle United Methodist Church, serving as an usher and trustee.

Luella F. Haines

Luella F. Haines, 96, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at 3 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Huntington.

Mrs. Haines worked as a machinist at H.K. Porter for 28 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1921, to Harvey F. and Lottie M. Overholt Zook. She married Robert L. Haines on Aug. 25, 1940, in Hesston, KS, and he preceded her in death.

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