Cold? What cold?


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Despite temperatures in the single digits, three friends, (front to back) Nathan Williams, 15, Adam Hamilton, 15 and Blake Schell, 15, all of Huntington, go for broke on the sledding hill at Memorial Park on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Birdboy Brewing opens


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Birdboy Brewing Taproom on Friday, Dec. 29. Pictured are (from left) Perry Collins, president, Roanoke Chamber of Commerce; Ben Thompson, owner-brewer, Birdboy Brewing; Penny French-Deal, manager, French-Deal Fine Art Gallery; and Pete Eshelman, co-owner, Joseph Decuis. French-Deal painted aviation-themed murals in the taproom while Eshelman’s farm and restaurant will provide the taproom’s cuisine.

Cottage Event Center plays host to musical tribute to Elvis Presley Jan. 19

Veteran guitarist Kenny Taylor will headline a musical tribute to Elvis Presley at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke on Jan. 19.
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Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center plays host to a night of tribute to the music of legendary singer Elvis Presley with a concert by “El’s Angels,” starring guitar virtuoso Kenny Taylor on Friday, Jan. 19.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Korean vets to meet Jan. 13

The Korean War Veterans Association Indiana Chapter One will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Fraternal Order of Eagles 248, in Fort Wayne, at 10 a.m.

All Korean War veterans are invited to attend the meeting, as are their spouses and friends.

A meal will be served after the meeting at the Waynedale Azar’s Big Boy.

For more information, call Mary Anna Roemke at 485-7627.

Fraternal Order of Eagles 248 is located at 4940 Bluffton Rd., Fort Wayne.

Boy Scouts donate food


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Huntington Boy Scout Troop 130 collected nearly 500 pounds of non-perishable food through the Boy Scouts of America program Scouting for Food and donated that food to the Love In the Name of Christ and Life Church food pantries. Pictured are (from left) Assistant Scoutmaster Jeff Clausen, First Class Scout Jared Cartwright and Assistant Scoutmaster Jeff Cartwright.

All in a day’s work


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Carl Grant, maintenance supervisor at Parkview Apartments, works to clear residents’ parking areas and driveways at the apartment complex on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

New store near Roanoke specializes in ‘man cave’ type of merchandise

Chad Wiegmann, manager of the Men’s Mart store in Roanoke, sits in a genuine NASCAR race car that is in the process of being turned into a virtual reality (VR) game. The store features different types of arcade games and other “man cave” type items.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Although women are welcome inside its doors, the Men’s Mart, located at 11366 U.S.-24E, just east of Roanoke, is without a doubt a guy’s store.

The shop specializes in “man cave” items, primarily arcade-type game machines, sports memorabilia, neon lights, metal signs, antiques and collectibles – everything that’s a must-have to trick out a male retreat.

Kamella L. 'Kammy' Updegrove

Kamella L. “Kammy” Updegrove, 57, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at 10:47 a.m. at Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne.  

She was associated with Pathfinders, had worked at Wendy’s, attended First Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the Live & Learn Homemakers Club.
 
She was born Feb. 23, 1960, in Harrisburg, PA, to Joe and Darlene Updegrove. Joe (Lane) Updegrove and Darlene Updegrove survive in Fort Wayne.

Additional survivors include a sister, Kimm Loewen, of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Joe Updegrove, of Fort Wayne.

Dorothy Reich

Dorothy Reich, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at 10:40 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Reich graduated from high school in Detroit in 1948. She was a homemaker and attended The Well Church in Huntington. She sang in the church choir and the Philharmonic Chorale in Peoria, IL.

She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Detroit, MI, to Henry Darwin and Vera Yazikov Didama. She married Wilbur E. Reich on March 10, 1950, in Detroit; he preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1998.

Roanoke Town Council pays for new emergency services software

The Roanoke Town Council paid for new emergency services computer software at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The board agreed to pay a bill for $11,461 to Spillman Technologies for the software. All public safety agencies in Huntington County are transitioning to the software, with towns chipping in 2.5 percent apiece toward the total cost of the software while Huntington City and Huntington County cover the majority of the cost.

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