Still time to get into Andrews fest parade

The Andrews Summer Festival Lions Parade will be Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to march in the parade needs to call Helen Goble at 321-446-5327.

New events to highlight Andrews festival

Teagan Hall (left) waits for Glenn Fisher to scoop out some ice cream during a free ice cream social put on by Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church at the Andrews Summer Festival last year. This year’s festival will take place Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10. T
TAB file photo.

The Andrews Summer Festival returns Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, with a slate of events aimed at entertaining children and adults alike.

Julie Newsome chairs the festival’s planning committee and says introducing new events was a point of emphasis for her and the other committee members.

“We’re constantly trying to change things up,” she says. “We, as a committee, think it’s important to continuously offer different entertainment.”

American Steel & Fab opens to public and adds several new services recently

Greg Dill (left) and Nick Christman run The American Steel & Fab Co. in Huntington. The business is opening its doors to the general public this week.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The American Steel & Fab Co. has been around about 1-1/2 years, but this week they are opening their doors to the community and adding some new services.

The welding and fabrication business is located at 880 Harrison St., Huntington, behind Dairy Queen and adjacent to the What’s the Big Dill Outlet. Greg Dill, president, and Nick Christman, co-owner and shop manager, welcome any job, no matter what size.

“We’ve been open since 2018, basically for commercial-type welding,” Dill says. “We’re just now opening up for the general public.”

Their first school concert


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Some pre-kindergartners at Flint Springs Elementary School show their enthusiasm Thursday, Aug. 1, as they practice a song they’ll sing for their parents at the conclusion of Kinder Kamp. The day camp, held at each Huntington County Community School Corporation elementary school, was designed to give new pupils a leg-up on how to do things in kindergarten, such as raise their hands to speak, walk in a line, use restrooms and give the teacher their attention.

HCCSC students headed back into classrooms on Wednesday, Aug. 7

Flint Springs Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Janette Halsey begins her 31st year of teaching by getting her classroom ready for her next class, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 7. Halsey’s room boasts a lighthouse/nautical theme with various decorations designed to keep her students occupied and attentive.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Community School students are already headed back to their respective schools, with the first official day of classes set for Wednesday, Aug. 7.

On the first day of school, start times will be at the regular start times rather than the 30-minute delay time.

All HCCSC elementary schools will have the same start and end times for the 2019-20 school year:

• First bell – 8:45 a.m.

• Start time (tardy bell) – 8:55 a.m.

• 30-minute delay start – 9:15 a.m.

• Regular dismissal time – 3:45 p.m.

Third great-grandfather of Roanoke resident finally receives Civil War headstone

The new headstone marking Civil War veteran Michael Gross’ grave was installed with a ceremony attended by his third great-granddaughter, Stacey Branstrator Law, of Roanoke, and members of her family on July 28, in Burr Oak, MI.
Photo provided.

The third great-grandfather of a Roanoke resident recently received his gravestone, after his Civil War service was recognized.

Michael A. Gross was honored July 28, in Burr Oak, MI, along with other military individuals. His third-great-granddaughter, Stacey Branstrator Law, attended the ceremony at the Burr Oak Township Cemetery, along with her mother and aunt, also Roanoke residents.

Under construction


Photo by Steve Clark.

The structure of the new Huntington Police Department takes shape on Thursday, Aug. 1, as laborers from The Hagerman Group put an I-beam in place. Construction of the new law enforcement facility is scheduled to be completed by May of next year.

Chip seal pres. work scheduled soon for Ind.-5 and Ind.-114 in Hgtn. county

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that chip seal preservation is scheduled for two roadways in Huntington County.
Roadways to be chip sealed are:

– Ind.-5, between U.S.-24 (Huntington County) to the South Whitley town limits (Whitley County).

– Ind.-114, between Ind..-9 (Huntington County) to U.S.-24 (Whitley County).

Roadways to be chip sealed in the vicinity of Huntington County are:

– Ind.-14, between Ind.-9 (Whitley County) to West Hamilton Road (Allen County).

– Ind.-205, between Ind.-5 and Ind..-9 in Whitley County.

Quilt fund-raiser for HP sewing projects

Heritage Pointe of Warren sewing room volunteers Ruth Herring (left) and Janice Ryan display a queen-size quilt and matching pillow covering that is being offered by silent bid auction to raise funds for the volunteer items the group makes for several area hospitals, which include breast pillows and port pillows for cancer patients, veterans’ lap quilts and dolls and teddy bears for pediatric units.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The sewing room volunteers of Heritage Pointe of Warren are offering a handmade quilt for silent bid auction. The quilt is on display in the Heritage Pointe sewing room.

The pattern of the quilt is called a disappearing patch and is made of deep reds and beige colors. The quilt is a queen-size quilt that measures 96 by 96 inches. There is a pillow covering along with the quilt. This quilt was made with a donation of new fabric and was made entirely by the sewing room ladies.

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