Betty J. Hollenbaugh

Betty J. Hollenbaugh, 94, of North Manchester, IN, and having connections to Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at 5:18 p.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Hollenbaugh graduated from Washington Center High School in Whitley County in 1941. She began working at Weatherhead in 1943. In 1971 she started working at Hunckler Products in Huntington, retiring in 1986. She and her husband made their home in Jefferson Township, Whitley County, and moved to Timbercrest in North Manchester in 2009.

James M. Moore

James Maurice Moore, 85, of rural LaFontaine, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at 3:48 a.m. at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

Mr. Moore was a 1950 graduate of Eagle Township High School in Zionsville, and received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1954. He was a United States Army veteran. He retired from I.T.T. Publishing Company in Indianapolis. He attended the Liberty Baptist Church in Sweetser. He lived in Wabash County since 1998.

He was born June 27, 1932, in Zionsville to Verne and Ruth Fink Moore.

Dorothy L. Kissinger

Dorothy L Kissinger, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Kissinger worked in customer service with JC Penney for 25 years, and later pursued a career at Lincoln Financial until she was 82 years old. After retirement she volunteered at Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of the Eastern Star Shiloh Chapter 141 and the Southwest Church of Christ.

She was born in Fort Wayne to Clarence and Viola Anderson. Her husband, Donald Kissinger, preceded her in death.

Russell Smith

Russell Smith, 90, of rural Wabash, IN, and having relatives in Lagro, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 6:20 p.m., at his home.

Mr. Smith worked at Wabash Alloys for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He lived in Wabash since 1966.

He was born April 26, 1927, in Paintsville, KY, to Carl and Annie Mae Bowen Smith. He married Nellie Mae Ward in Paintsville on April 12, 1950; she preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2013.

Norma W. Smith

Norma W. Smith, 91, of Montpelier, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 11:52 a.m. at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City.

Mrs. Smith was a 1945 graduate of Roll High School in Blackford County. She worked at Ledbetters, until she had her four children, then she became a homemaker. She also worked for a while at Warren United Methodist Home (now Heritage Pointe) and was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. From the early 1970s until the early 1990s, she worked at Gripco in Montpelier.

Marlene Allison

Marlene Allison, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Fort Wayne.

She was a 1958 graduate of the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and worked for several years at Lutheran Hospital. In 1971, she began work as a public health nurse at the Allen County Board of Health, where she worked until her retirement in 2002. She volunteered at Lutheran Life Villages and her church.

She was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Huntington to George C. and Leah Divelbiss Gearhart.

HCCF grants $30K for HU nursing tech

Michael Howell (left), executive director of the Huntington County Community Foundation and Matt Ditzler (right), the foundation’s associate director, present Dr. Diana Shenefield, HU’s director of nursing/associate professor of nursing, with a check for $30,000 that will be used for the nursing program’s technology upgrade.
Photo provided.

Huntington University announced that it has received a $30,000 grant from the Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF).

The grant will go toward the purchase of simulation-assisted technology and training materials needed for instruction and development of nursing and occupational therapy stu- dents. Local and state first-aid responders will also be trained using the new technology.

Students with self-control


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly “Spirit Awards” to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Self-control was one of the virtues chosen for the month of February and winners were (front row from left) Declan Dolby, kindergarten; Imogen Schnepp, first grade; Juniper Stepler, second grade; Cheyenne Catellier, third grade; and Ava Snyder, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Diego Gomez-Ramirez, fifth grade; Ellen Rorick, sixth grade; Gary Snyder, seventh grade; and Lucas Thomas, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Feb.

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.

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