Clogging at the festival

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of the Wildcat Valley Cloggers, of Kokomo, perform under the main tent at the Roanoke Fall Festival on Friday night, Sept. 7.

Gettin her order placed

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kynslee Corson (third from left) makes sure Kathleen Wisel of St. Joseph’s Church hears her order at the food booth during the Roanoke Fall Festival on Friday evening, Sept. 7. With the youngster are her parents (from left) Drew and Jenna Corson, and her sister, Makayla (not shown in the baby carriage.)

Dr. Carnes reflects on daughter’s life-changing donation decision

J. David Carnes, MD, Parkview Physicians Group – Family Medicine (right), with his wife, Janice (left), and daughter, Colleen, at the Parkview Huntington Community Gala last year, where Carnes was honored for his contributions to healthcare in Huntington County. Colleen made her own contribution in July, when she donated a kidney to a Fort Wayne boy, inspiring regional and national media coverage and her parents’ pride.
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There’s no time like a family gathering for a special announcement.

And at Easter, J. David Carnes, MD, and his wife, Janice, received surprising news from their daughter, Colleen.

“She said, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m going to donate a kidney this summer,’ says Carnes, a Huntington native who practices with Parkview Physicians Group – Family Medicine and sees patients at Parkview Huntington Hospital. “She was very committed and comfortable with her decision. So we said, ‘Oh, OK, then.’ We were all for it.”

Pet parade introduces new friends

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Erika Wilkinson (left) holds her English mastiff, “Olive,” as she introduces the dog to “Watson,” a Chihuahua-dachshund mix owned by Frank Van Ness (right) prior to the start of the Roanoke Fall Festival Pet Parade Thursday, Sept. 6, in Roanoke Park. Looking on are Lesa and Bob Scott (second and third from left). All are from Roanoke.

‘Abraham Lincoln’ returning to Pioneer Festival to entertain youth

Danny Russel, in character as Abraham Lincoln, brings the 16th president of the United States to life during the 2017 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. Russel will return to this year’s festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23.
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Abraham Lincoln will return to the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival this year to entertain the youngsters, who can also create scarecrows to display at the festival and show their pioneer spirit by participating in a children’s parade.

Ducks are released for the run

Roanoke Lions Club members dump plastic ducks into the creek at the Roanoke Park to start the Roanoke Fall Festival Ducky Run on Saturday, afternoon, Sept. 8.

Putting the best foot forward

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Gerald Eckert (left) and Jane Garrison, both of Huntington, step out on the dance floor to the music of The Bulldogs at the Roanoke Fall Festival on Saturday night, Sept. 8.

Andrews UMC to have ‘take and donate’

Andrews United Methodist Church will have a “take and donate” sale in its basement Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will go to Andrews Natural Disaster Fund.

The church is located at 39 W. McKeever St., Andrews.

Andrews VFD taking applications

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department will be accepting applications for firefighters on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Andrews Fire Department.

Birdhouse fund-raiser for Lake Clare Fitness Park

The Professional Piddlers Association has constructed 15 birdhouses that represent the former township and city high schools open in Huntington County prior to Huntington North High School. These birdhouses are for sale with the proceeds to go for more obstacles at the Lake Clare Fitness Park.
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Members of the Professional Piddlers Association are holding a fund-raiser to secure dollars to build three additional obstacles at the Lake Clare Fitness Park in the spring of 2019.

The Piddlers constructed 15 birdhouses that represent the former township and city high schools that were open prior to the consolidation of these schools into Huntington North. The birdhouses are painted in school colors and they show the schools’ names and mascots. There is also a birdhouse built for Huntington North High School.


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