Community Partner Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Overholser (left), of Pathfinder Outsource Manufacturing, listens as Brandon Keaffaber of Shuttleworth, Inc. accepts a Community Partner Award from Pathfinder Services during the organization’s annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Christmas season arrives in Warren with Fest of Trees, Walk

The Christmas season arrives in Warren Friday evening, Nov. 17, with the community’s traditional Festival of Trees and Holiday Walk.
This year, the event has expanded to include a soup supper and gingerbread house contest, both sponsored by the newly-organized Warren Creative Arts Outreach.

Thirty-three trees, decorated by businesses, organizations and individuals, will be on display throughout the downtown Warren area from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can vote for their favorite trees, and Miss Warren 2017 Sarah Jones will select one tree to receive the Queen’s Choice award.

Making rosaries


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gaven Bearmann (left), a kindergartner at Huntington Catholic School, watches as Jan Scher shows him how to put the finishing touches on the rosary he made on Monday, Nov. 13. Scher and other members of the Our Lady of Fatima Blue Army spent the day at the school, helping students in all grades make rosaries. The activity took place during the 100th anniversary year of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in the village of Fatima in Portugal, in which she urged the children to promote praying the rosary for peace.

City life a century ago


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This photo taken in 1911 shows the Odd Fellows building on Franklin Street, in Huntington, just east of a saloon-restaurant and a grocery store. The Huntington County Courthouse is barely visible across the street to the right. An old cannon and a working water pump can be seen on the courthouse grounds. This photograph and other local artifacts can be seen at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pathfinder celebrates self-reliance, inclusion at annual dinner

Pathfinder Services activities specialist Sarah Schwab (center) holds the 2017 Timothy Hancher Direct Support Service Award, presented at Pathfinder’s annual dinner Thursday, Nov. 9, by Barbara (left) and Bill Hancher. Schwab has worked at the organization since 2009. The award, presented each year to an exceptional employee, includes a check for $250.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A celebration of self-reliance and inclusion brought supporters of Pathfinder Services together for the organization’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Huntington PAL Club.

The theme of the evening, “Helping Dreams Come True for People Along Their Path to Self-reliance and Inclusion,” focused on the recognition of talents and celebration of dreams come true for individuals served in the four main service areas offered by Pathfinder Services: education and training, employment services, aff- ordable housing and community integration.

Donation for Blessings


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of Flint Springs Elementary School’s fifth-grade class present a donation to Blessings in a Backpack from money raised during a recent “Save the Pumpkins” dodgeball game. Students paid $1 each to play the game, as well as purchase T-shirts designed by fifth-grader Sophie Lunsford (third from left). Pictured are (from left) Flint Springs Physical Education Teacher Jo Ellen Earhart, Aubrey Wiegmann, Lunsford, Emily Johnson of Blessings in a Backpack, Marissa LeMar and Madalynn Wellman.

Roanoke Elementary artists


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Students from Roanoke Elementary School created works of art for the Renaissance in Roanoke art festival on Oct. 14. Students who produced works that received awards were recently recognized at the school.

Morning treats


Photo by Scott Trauner.

United States Marine Corps veteran Richard “Gomer” Endsley (left) accepts a cup of coffee and a doughnut from Leanne Runyan, admissions and marketing director at Miller’s Merry Manor, Friday morning, Nov. 10, at the nursing home. Miller’s handed out free coffee and doughnuts, and offered drive-through service, to veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Richardson, who spent 22 months including his 19th and 20th birthdays in Vietnam, was looking forward to riding in a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter during the community Veterans Day celebration the following day.

Roanoke woman participates in Lugar public service series

Tinisha Weigelt, of Roanoke, is one of 20 women from across Indiana participating in the 28th Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

The goal of the series is to “increase the number and influence of Republican women in elected and appointed governmental positions at the local, state and federal levels.” To date, 489 Hoosier women have graduated from the series.

Birdhouse decorator


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Four-year-old Cora Mattern, of Lagro, paints a mini-birdhouse while her grandmother, Laura Whiteleather, of Andrews, looks on at a decorative mini-birdhouses session at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Saturday morning, Nov. 11.

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