Everyone safe as fire destroys Warren building

A pile of burned rubble is all that remains of the building at 214 N. Wayne St., in Warren, that housed long-time retail shop D & D Bikes and several apartments upstairs. The building, owned by Salt and Light Properties LLC, burned in a fire last Friday, Dec. 22. The top floor of the building at 212 N. Wayne St. also was destroyed by the fire.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

A retail fixture in Warren is closed for good, but no one was hurt in the fire that destroyed a building in downtown Warren on Friday, Dec. 22.

The owner of the building at 214 N. Wayne St., and the owners of the business that closed both expressed a positive take on the events of last week, despite their obvious losses.

“We’re blessed. Everybody got out alive,” said Jon Frettinger, of Salt and Light Properties LLC, which owned the building.

Feed Your Furry Families


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington County Animal Control, the Huntington County Humane Shelter, Hoosier Camel Encounter and Helping Paws teamed up to provide pet food to those who needed it over the holidays. Melissa McGee (left) receives a couple of bags of food on Saturday, Dec. 23, from (from second left) Arizona Sunday, Dawn Stanley, Elfie Bailey, Lori VanOver and Angie Sunday.

Business of the month


Photo by Steve Clark.

Team Haneline of Century 21 Bradley Realty, in Roanoke, was named Business of the Month for January by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Gifts for the Angel Tree


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Crestview Middle School’s seventh and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams recently donated money to purchase gifts for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Pictured are team members (from left) Callie Coon, Kendal Kline, Chloe Kauffman, Madi Wager, Kristin Cauffman, Peyton Jackson, Marideth Higgins and Kianna Jennings. Not pictured is Jackie Burcroft.

Apps open for students seeking leg. page spots

Applications are open for students interested in participating in the 2018 Indiana House Page Program during the legislative session, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

Pages have an opportunity to join Leonard during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and the House and Senate chambers.

Trinity UMC invites community to pair of free lunch days

Trinity United Meth-odist Church invites the community to enjoy free lunch days on Saturday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both dates.

Everyone is welcome to the meals.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., at the corner of Market and Guilford streets, in Huntington.

Waiting on the Polar Express


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The kindergarteners of Roanoke Elementary School participated in Polar Express Day on Thursday, Dec. 21. Other students and staff joined in on the celebration by wearing their pajamas. Shown are Sawyer Mulvey (left) and Hadley Toll waiting for the Polar Express to depart on Thursday morning to begin their fun-filled day.

Salamonie Preschool to learn about trees

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to a Salamonie Preschool class on Wednesday, Jan. 24, that will address how trees survive in the winter.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West SRA, Andrews.

In the class, children ages 2 through 5 and their adults will learn how trees survive in the cold, take a hike if the weather is favorable and observe nature.

Safety council to meet Jan. 10 at OSV

The Huntington County Safety Council’s next monthly luncheon will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Our Sunday Visitor, in Huntington, at 11:30 a.m.

The luncheon’s program will be presented by Dr. Chad Christman, of Parkview Occupational Health, and focus on drug testing laws.

There is a fee to dine at the luncheon. Cash or checks made out to “Huntington County Safety Council” are acceptable forms of payment.

A buffet meal will be served by Nick’s Country Café.

County wrestling club to hold 2 callout meetings

The Huntington County Wrestling Club will hold call-out meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Crestview Middle School, in Huntington, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The club is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registrations will be accepted at the meetings. There is a fee to register, which is paid through the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s website, www.ISWA.com. Club leaders will assist attendees with the registration process.

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