Roanoke council votes to fund sidewalk construction in Roanoke Village

The Roanoke Town Council voted to fund the construction of a sidewalk in the Roanoke Village subdivision during its meeting on Tuesday, March 5.

The sidewalk will be constructed on the south side of Hillside Avenue and run from Lowry Way to South Main Street.

Council granted Superintendent of Operations Phil Hibbert permission to spend up to $30,000 on the project, with $15,000 coming from the town’s street fund and $15,000 coming from CEDIT.

Frederick G. 'Freddy' Johnson

Frederick Gene "Freddy" Johnson Sr., 73, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 4, 2019, at 9:13 a.m., at his home.

Mr. Johnson owned and operated Johnson Car Lot and worked at General Tire in Wabash for several years.  

He was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Harlan, KY, to Pearl and Daisy Osborne Johnson. He married Carol Ann Taylor in Lagro on Dec. 31,1965, and she survives.

Tracy A. Buzzard

Tracy Ann Buzzard, 33, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Ms. Buzzard was a 2003 Huntington North High School graduate.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a stock clerk at Wal-mart in Huntington.

She was born May 1, 1985, in Huntington to Daniel and Dorothy Shockome DeLaGrange.  Her parents survive in Huntington.

SWCD recognizes several for efforts at annual banquet Feb. 26

James Minton (left) and his brother, Gary Minton, hold the River Friendly Farmer of Indiana sign that they will post on their farm. They received the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District’s River Friendly Farmer Award at the SWCD’s annual banquet held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District recognized several individuals who have taken advantage of programs to promote good management practices during its annual meeting and banquet held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

43 organizations so far on board for EXPO/ArtsExpress combo on March 16

A total of 43 organizations have signed up for booths for the 2019 Huntington County Business EXPO/ArtsExpress to be held Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center Fieldhouse.

The deadline for booth sign-up is Friday, March 8, for the event, which marks the first time for the chamber EXPO and the ArtsExpress have teamed up.

‘Roll-Around’ March 28 to wind up city’s disability awareness efforts

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (far left) leads the charge for the Mayor’s Downtown Roll-Around, as a cavalcade of wheelchair-bound officials and others makes their way along a downtown street in observance of Disability Awareness Month in March. The annual trip, which will return this year on March 28, is an exercise in getting a feel of the challenges some disabled people face in navigating simple everyday ambulatory tasks.
Photo provided.

Sometimes, it’s an effort to just get through the day.

For community members with a disability, that “sometimes” ends up being all the time.

Doorways are too narrow, bathrooms are inaccessible and the print on the menu is too small.

Roanoke churches team up for Ash Wednesday

Churches in Roanoke will come together for an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.

Seminary United Meth-odist Church, 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke will be the host location for Ash Wednesday worship of music, prayer, repentance and imposition of ashes.

The speaker will be Rev. Joel Yeager of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church. Additionally, there will be participants in leading worship from Christ’s UMC, Zion UMC and Roanoke Brethren Church.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Seminary UMC at 672-3167.

Ready to enter

Photo by Steve Clark.

Austin Talley (middle), community outreach coordinator with PNC Bank, prepares children at Pathfinder Kids Kampus to enter a planetarium set up at the Huntington childcare facility on Monday, Feb. 25. Talley conducted three shows at the planetarium over the course of the day, teaching children about astronomy through a presentation titled “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” that featured characters from “Sesame Street.”

Top conservation farmer

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County farmer Hanson Young (third from left) holds the award he received after he was named the 2018 Conservation Farmer on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual dinner and banquet. With him are (from left) his son, Lamar Young, wife, Joan Young and son, Carey Young.

Know-It-Alls to learn brain tricks, tools

Participants in the Know-It-Alls program for 9 to 14-year-olds at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will learn about brain tricks and tools on Tuesdays, March 5 and March 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Participants will learn brain tricks and mind teasers on March 5, and on March 12 they will work on basic tool use and create nail art.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is located at 30 E. Madison St. in Andrews.

The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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