Kennedy earns DL at Miami University

Andrew Kennedy has been named to the dean’s list at Miami University for the 2018 spring semester.

Kennedy, from Huntington, is majoring in biochemistry, premedical studies.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within their division for second semester 2017-2018 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.

Miami University is located in Oxford, OH.

Pledged to Place of Grace

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The Lions Club of Huntington County has selected Place of Grace to be the recipient of a $5,000 pledge, given over five years. Pictured is Lions Club President Tom Tristler (right), presenting Sharon Metzger, executive director of Place of Grace, with a check for $1,000 to fulfill the 2018 portion of the pledge.

Nightenhelser hopes to make old library a hub of activity once again

Todd Nightenhelser, the owner of TCB Games, stands outside the store’s new Huntington location at 44 E. Park Drive, which was built to serve as the Carnegie Free Library in 1903. In addition to his business, Nightenhelser hopes to attract other tenants to the building, with the goal of making it a hub of local activity once more.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Carnegie Free Library used to be a hub of activity in Huntington.

“Everybody came here every day,” says Todd Nightenhelser, who’s researched the library, but also remembers going there as a child.

Up until May, though, the building had sat empty for the better part of a decade.

DOT says chip seal work to start in area soon

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that chip seal preservation is scheduled to begin in July. Work is scheduled for various roadways in Adams, Blackford, Grant, Huntington and Wells counties. INDOT maintenance crews are expected to begin on or after Monday, July 2, weather permitting.

Local roadways to be chip sealed include:

• U.S.-224 from Ind.-1 to just west of the Wells/Adams county line.

• Ind.-124 between Ind.-3 and Ind.-116 in Huntington and Wells counties.

Edward Jones financial advisors score company highly in survey

Ninety percent of Edward Jones financial advisors say they will be working at the firm in one to two years from now, according to a survey by J.D. Power, which ranks Edward Jones “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms” for the ninth time in as many studies.

The industry average was 51 percent.

Hgtn. Chiro Center holding school supply drive

The Huntington Chiropractic Center is holding its annual Back to School Supply Drive on Thursday, July 12, at the center, located at 1504 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The drive will continue through July 20.

This year the center is assisting the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County with school supplies donated from the drive.

Supplies requested include book bags, pencils, erasers, markers, glue sticks, note cards, notebooks, scissors, dry-erase markers, crayons and colored pencils.

HCCOA, HAT to be closed for July 4 holiday

The Huntington County Council on Aging and Huntington Area Transportation (HAT) will be closed Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

The Council on Aging agency will reopen on Thursday, July 5.

July business of the month

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rainbow Lanes has been named the July 2018 Business of the Month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. The Elzey family and Chamber ambassadors, which chose the business, celebrate the occasion on the lanes of the bowling center. Pictured are (from left) Terry Miller, Alicia Bauer and Jeremiah Moore, ambassadors; Jenni Elzey, Matt Elzey and Doc Elzey, owners; Kolby Rosemeyer, ambassador; Charlotte Elzey, owner; and Stacey Dresher, Jessi Brown, Rita Haneline and Laura Fretz, ambassadors.

Roanoke library now offering instructed online courses

Roanoke Public Library has acquired Gale Courses from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Through this program, Roanoke residents can access instructor-led, online courses through the Roanoke Public Library website.

All BMV branches in state closed for July 4

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches are closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Thursday, July 5.

Many branch locations have 24-hour BMV Connect kiosks where customers can complete routine BMV transactions any time of day.

To find a kiosk, or to complete a transaction online, visit


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