Huntington Catholic Respectful students


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly “Spirit Awards” to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Respect was one of the virtues chosen for the month of February and winners were (front row from left) Lyndzey Eckinger, kindergarten; Elin Mickley, first grade; Jacob Vohs, second grade; Noah Stetzel, third grade; and Karsen Bischoff, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Baden Craig, fifth grade; Jax Mickley, sixth grade; Tyler Teusch, seventh grade; and Amaya Norman, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Feb. 2, during an all-school liturgy at SS.

First Fed parent says 2017 very strong year

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced annual earnings for the full year 2017 of $3.4 million ($2.84 per diluted common share).

The 2017 annual earnings represent the third highest earnings level ever recorded for the company. The full year 2017 earnings equates to a return on average assets of 1.12 percent and a return on average equity of 9.66 percent compared to an ROA of 1.22 percent and an ROE of 10.58 percent for the full year 2016.

SWCD to review watershed coordinator resumes

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet to review resumes for its 319 grant watershed coordinator position today, Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. at the District Office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.  

Story time en Español


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jana Bonfield, youth services librarian at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, reads the book, “Yo No Bice Mi Tarea Forque (I Did Not Do My Homework)” in both English and Spanish to youngsters and their families during a special Spanish version of Story Time on Saturday, Feb. 3.

A chance to perform


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Daylin Wintrode, a Huntington North High School freshman and member of the Viking Volume show choir, belts out Miranda Lambert’s “Your Momma’s Broken Heart” at Second Fiddle on “Music Row” in Nashville, TN. Wintrode got the opportunity to perform during a trip to Nashville over Christmas break.

Roanoke Knit Chicks donate red baby hats


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A group of women from Roanoke, called the Knit Chicks, have donated 85 red baby hats to the Parkview Huntington Hospital. February is American Heart Month and in honor of the American Heart Association the knitted hats spread awareness for people to lead heart healthy lives. Pictured are (front row from left to right) Kara Marshall and Judy Harris and (back row) Gretchen Brunett, Mary Brewer and Claire Collins.

Viking grapplers reach semi-state


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Six members of the Huntington North High School wrestling team punched their tickets to the New Haven Semi-state by placing in the top four of their respective weight classes at the Carroll Regional on Saturday, Feb. 3. Pictured are (from left) junior Christian Graft, 220 pounds, fourth place; senior Jacob Hall, 126 pounds, second place; freshman Preston Teusch, 106 pounds, champion; junior Ricky Haught, 132 pounds, champion; sophomore Darryn Kuhl, 113 pounds, fourth place; and junior Charlie Agnew, 195 pounds, second place. The New Haven Semi-state is set for Saturday, Feb.

Soup and crackers


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Patti Fleck (left), a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, puts crackers on top of Linda Gasaway’s homemade soup as she goes through the serving line Saturday, Feb. 3. The church has offered free lunch to anyone who wants to come by on the first Saturday of each month during the cooler months of the year. An average of 80 people per month enjoy the hot meal and fellowship, with the next meal set for March 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Breakfast stump


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

U.S. Senate candidate Mark Hurt explains why he is running for office during Breakfast with the Candidates, held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689. Hurt and other Republican candidates spoke to about 70 people in attendance.

Hunters can apply online for reserved turkey hunt

Hunters can apply online now for a reserved turkey hunt by visiting hunting.IN .gov and clicking on the “Reserved Hunt Info” link.

The application period ends March 19. No late entries will be accepted. The online method is the only way to apply.

Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying.

Hunters will be selected through a computerized, random drawing. Drawing results will be posted at wildlife.IN.gov within two weeks after application deadlines, and an email will be sent to applicants when results are posted.

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