‘Behind the scenes’ man Poulson gets called into spotlight as Samuel Jones Award winner

Larry Poulson (left) holds the 2019 Warren’s Samuel Jones Pioneer Award, presented to him by the 2018 recipient, Jeff Souder, during a breakfast held Friday, July 5, at the Knight Bergman Center. Poulson also holds the Key to the Town of Warren, which was also presented to him. Both awards acknowledged Poulson’s many years of service to the community as an electrician, fire chief, EMS driver, volunteer and board member.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A man known for his “behind the scenes” activities was honored in the spotlight Friday, July 5, as Larry Poulson was named Warren’s 31st Samuel Jones Pioneer Award winner for 2019.

The announcement was made at the Knight Bergman Center during the annual Samuel Jones Breakfast. Poulson’s wife Roselyn, his sons Lee, Joe and Ron and their families were on hand to lend their support.

Ruth E. 'Pinky' Schoeff

Ruth Evelyn “Pinky” Schoeff, 94, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 6:25 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Schoeff was a 1943 graduate of Huntington High School. She had worked at Caswell-Runyan in 1944, where she met her husband. She was a member of the Union Thrifty Homemakers Club, Rock Creek Happy Harmony Home Economics Club and was a Ladies Aid member at Zion United Methodist Church, where she was also a Bible school volunteer.

Happy 243rd birthday, America!


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Town of Warren held its Fourth of July fireworks show on Wednesday night, July 3, as a kickoff to the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Astronaut in training


Photo by Steve Clark.

William Oppy tosses a ball through a hoop and into a bucket as part of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library’s astronaut training program on Saturday, June 29. The program featured a series of NASA-inspired tasks.

Teachers Credit Union kicks off new school year with check to HU

Marcy Hawkins (left), Huntington University’s director of alumni relations and director of the Forester Fund, accepts a donation from Gwen Burns, service center manager at the Huntington Teachers Credit Union.
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Teachers Credit Union kicked off the new scholastic year by presenting Huntington University with a $2,500 check to support the Forester Fund.

“Education is a major focus of the TCU Foundation and we are pleased to make this contribution to assist local students in their pursuit of a college education,” said Angie Dvorak, vice president of marketing. “We appreciate the work of Huntington University and are pleased to partner with them.”

Miracle-Ear opens


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Miracle-Ear, in Huntington, on Friday, June 28. Pictured are (from left) Steve Godfroy, chamber ambassador; Noreen Davis, hearing instrument specialist, and Vicki Fisher, board-certified hearing instrument specialist, both with Miracle-Ear; Charles Chapman, president, Huntington Common Council; and Terry Miller, chamber ambassador. Miracle-Ear is located at 7 Parkmoor Drive, Huntington.

Patriotic youth parade at Friday Night Street Fair


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The second Friday Night Street Fair of the season in downtown Roanoke will feature a patriotic parade with youth riding their decorated bicycles and scooters and being pushed in strollers down Main Street.

All parade participants will be entered in a drawing to win a grand prize.

As usual, the evening will also feature live music and dinner outside from the grills.

Expanding Man, from Fort Wayne, will be performing its mixture of rock, soul and R&B from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Food will be available from Joseph Decuis, Moose & Mollie’s and The Village Inn.

Trio of programs set for Ladies Day at the Fair on Monday, July 22

Ladies Day at the Fair, sponsored by Huntington County Extension Homemakers, will be held on Monday, July 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The event will be held in one end of the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building, which is the rabbit building.  

Programs will be:
• 10 a.m. – Pam Scher on flower arranging.

• 10:45 a.m. – Rain Gardens. What to do with a wet spot in the yard or a drainage issue that causes trouble getting something to grow.

Local author to talk about new business book

Local author Damian Mason will speak about his newly published business book, “Do Business Better,” at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m., followed by a question and answer period.

Seniors to learn about evolution of baseball

Seniors will learn about baseball during the next Salamonie Senior luncheon on Monday, Aug. 5, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

Dennis Wiegmann, Flint Springs Elementary fifth-grade teacher, will share his passion for baseball in a program titled “How the Game Evolved from the 19th Century.”

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. Hot dogs will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. A donation will be accepted. Reservations may be made by calling 468-2127.

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