Ready to go shopping


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 present a donation in the amount of $500 to Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel (fifth from left) in support of the Shop with a Cop program. Pictured are (from left) Huntington Police Chief Chad Hacker, VFW Quartermaster Leslie Ackermann, Sgt. Chad Hammel of the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, VFW Post Commander Chuck Kuschel, Stoffel, VFW Past Commander Mike Harrell and Chief Deputy Chris Newton of the Sheriff’s Department.

First Farmers parent boar approves record cash dividend for quarter

First Farmers Financial Corp., the parent company of First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., announced that on Dec. 11 the board of directors approved a record quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share, payable on Jan. 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 31, 2018.

This quarterly dividend represents a 55.6 percent increase over the $0.18 split-adjusted dividend declared in December 2017.

Thanks for everything


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jan Williams (left), executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, chats with Adrian Halverstadt of the law firm DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott LLP during an open house to thank those who have supported the organization throughout the past year. The YSB staff cooked up a buffet lunch to serve to guests.

Ag producers hear farm equipment CEO at HU


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The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies hosted its third annual Harvest Celebration in Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons on Nov. 29. Mitch Frazier, chief executive officer of Reynolds Farm Equipment, was the featured speaker at the event.

Hoosiers can find lost life insurance policies with locator tool

The Life Insurance Policy Locator, launched by the Indiana Department of Insurance through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, has matched Hoosier consumers with policies totaling $3,783,124 in the past 12 months.

The NAIC launched the free national locator service in November 2016 to make it easier to connect consumers with lost life insurance policies or annuities.

In Indiana, 570 beneficiaries have been matched with $4,882,228 since November 2016.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to hold next distribution Dec. 20

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold a food distribution event on Thursday, Dec. 20, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews/Dallas Township-area residents only.

The pantry is located at the Lions Clubhouse, 365 Leedy Lane, Andrews.

No appointment is necessary. Food  is distributed first come, first served. Participants need to bring their own container.

Dream Center invites all to free Christmas lunch

The Indiana Dream center invites the community to a free luncheon on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church.

The all-you-can-eat buffet will feature turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and desserts.

Carry-out and delivery is also available. To register for delivery, call 356-5310 or text 519-0168.

The church is located at 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.

Donations may be sent to the Indiana Dream Center, PO Box 671, Huntington, IN 46750.

Huntington University hires Perry as ag ops coordinator

Nate Perry
Photo provided.

Huntington University has hired Nate Perry to serve as the coordinator of ag operations and external relations for the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies.

Christmas sweaters


Photo by Steve Clark.

Employees at the Huntington County Courthouse participated in an ugly Christmas sweater contest on Friday, Dec. 7. Pictured are (from left) contestants Abbey Rimstidt, Molly Burris and Terri Boone.

A drop in the kettle


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jeanne Chavis (left), of Markle, puts a donation into the Salvation Army red kettle manned by Janet Cole at Owen’s North on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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