Hgtn. Firefighters hand out 4 scholarships

The Huntington Firefighters Association recently gave out $500 scholarships to (from left) Syanna Bonewitz, Alyssa Brinkman, Macy Campbell and Emily Daas.
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The Huntington Firefighters Association has announced the four winners of its scholarships for the 2019-20 school year.

Each totaling $500, scholarships were awarded to Huntington North High School seniors Syanna Bonewitz, Alyssa Brinkman, Macy Campbell and Emily Daas.

Funds for the scholarships were raised through the Lucas Sunderman and Weston Close Memorial Golf Outing.

Over 26 years, the Huntington Firefighters Association has given out approximately $50,000 in scholarship funds.

By the Book recognizes winners of annual essay writing contest

By the Book has recognized the students who turned in or mailed in their essay for this year’s writing contest.

The winners are:

• Third grade – Mackenzie Zumstein, first place; Gabby Hiner, second place; and Mallory Mattox, third place.

• Fourth grade – Austin Penrod, first place; Ruthie Stout, second place; and Ryder Ross and Logan Degitz, third place (tie).

Students were asked to write about their favorite By the Book lesson and what it meant to them. The judges were challenged to select the top three entries in third and fourth grade.

Open in Roanoke


Photo by Russ Grindle.

Stephanie McKibben (right), owner of Paper Moon in Roanoke, hands a bag to customer Mona McCauley, of Roanoke, after a transaction on Thursday, May 7, as the store re-opened to customers following the easing of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Paper Moon, located at 188 E. Second St., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. McKibben’s other business, Moose & Mollie’s Café, 171 E. Second St., Roanoke, will start serving dine-in customers following the Back on Track Indiana guidelines as of today, Monday, May 11.

Viking pride


Photo by Steve Clark.

Seniors who would have participated in the spring sports season at Huntington North High School hold personalized yard signs they picked up from Athletic Director Kris Teusch on Thursday, May 7, outside the school. Teusch and the athletic department wanted the students to have a memento from the sports season, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured are (from left) Corynn Barton, Graham Scher, Teusch and Cameron Foust.

Heartland REMC implements new steps

Heartland REMC, in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, has implemented new steps to protect its members and employees.

Until further notice, Heartland REMC will not be disconnecting any member’s electric service due to non-payment, allowing members experiencing financial challenges additional time to provide payment. Members should expect continued delivery of billing statements, as usage readings will continue.

Huntington County Solid Waste to hold meeting Monday at 8 a.m.

The Huntington County Solid Waste Management District will conduct a meeting on Monday, May 11, at 8 a.m. to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before Solid Waste.

In accordance with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-09 dated May 1, 2020, extending portions of his previous executive orders, no Solid Waste board member will attend in person but will instead attend remotely.

Bishop resumes public liturgies with restrictions

Catholic Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has decided to lift the suspension on public liturgies in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend beginning on the weekend of May 23 and 24, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.  

At the same time, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will continue for all Catholics in the diocese through Aug. 15, at which point it will be re-evaluated.

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Ch. cancels annual Shamrock Luncheon

The St. Peter Lutheran Shamrock Luncheon that was scheduled in March, then postponed to May 15 because of COVID-19 restrictions, has now been canceled.

The 2021 date will be announced later.

Stephen R. Daugherty

Stephen Ray Daugherty, 64, of Roanoke, died Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Mr. Daugherty was the founder and owner of Doc’s Crane & Rigging Inc. until he retired in 2012. He started the business in 1989. He was an active member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 45 years.

He was born Jan. 14, 1956 in Huntington to Robert and Barbara Johnson Daugherty. He was married to Brenda Riddile, and she survives.

Survivors include two sons, Eric (Katrina) Nelson and Samuel Daugherty; a daughter Stephanie (Wayne) Daugherty-Dennis; and five grandchildren.

Sister Joseph A. Kostka, OLVM

Sister Joseph Ann Kostka, OLVM, 93, a resident of Saint Anne at Victory Noll, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Saint Anne at Victory Noll, Huntington.

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