Taking apps now for Century, Half-Century honors

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington).

The awards, which will be announced in the spring, honor Indiana businesses that have operated in the state for 50 or 100 years and demonstrated a commitment to serving their community.

According to the IEDC, to be considered, businesses must:

• Have had continuous operations in Indiana for more than 50 or 100 years by Dec. 31, 2018.

Austin Best graduates from Marine boot camp

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Pvt. Austin G. Best

Pvt. Austin G. Best, 21, of Markle, graduated on Dec. 14 from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at MRCD San Diego, CA.

Best successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training as one of 82 recruits in Training Platoon 2106. While in training, he and his entire platoon were named Honor Platoon for scoring 98.7 percent or above on academic testing.

Following 24 days home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton for one month of training in the School of Infantry, then he will attend Military Occupation School in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Huntington County Cattlemen set meet for Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.

The Huntington County Cattlemen are scheduled to meet on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Conference Room.

Topics for discussion include planning for the 2019 Preview Show, 4-H Beef ID Day and officer elections.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension Huntington County, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, at 358-4826.

Roanoke council again discusses ‘quint’ fire truck

The Roanoke Town Council continued to discuss the possible purchase of a quint truck from a fire department in Allen County during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Brandon Taylor, chief of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, reported that the truck, a 2012 model, would be sold for $285,000 by the St. Joseph Township Volunteer Fire Department. That price, noted Taylor, included all of the truck’s ladders and attached equipment.

Hgtn. library offering computer basics classes

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer a computer basics class for adults on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

This class will start at the very beginning by covering the basics of understanding and using computers and tablets. Those attending may feel free to also bring their own device if they have questions regarding it, as there will be time for questions afterward.

This class is free and computers are provided. However, the class is limited to 12. Sign up by calling the library at 356-0824.

Two blood drives in county later in month

Two American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled this month in Huntington.

They are:

• Monday, Jan. 21, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Meth-odist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

• Monday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Huntington National Guard Armory, 800 Zahn St.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App online at  RedCrossBlood.
org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

First Federal CEO Zahn is second vice chairman for state bank group

Members of the 2019 board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) have assumed positions, effective Jan. 1. Board members were elected at the IBA Annual Convention last September.

Andrew J. Briggs, of Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, OH, was elected chairman.

Michael S. Zahn, of First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington, was elected second vice chairman.

Northeast Region directors are Jeffrey W. Gump, Farmers and Merchants Bank, LaOtto; Garry D. Kleer, First Bank, Richmond; and Michael C. Rechin, First Merchants Bank, Muncie.

Cancel January meeting of county safety council

The January meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council has been canceled.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Our Sunday Visitor.

Health board meeting set for today at 7 p.m.

The Huntington County Health Department will hold a health board meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Courthouse Annex building, 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Psi Iota Xi story time Jan. 14 at Hgtn. library

The Psi Iota Xi Sorority Story Time with a snack and craft will take place Monday, Jan. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The story, for ages preschool through second grade, is “Bear Snores On” by Karma Wilson.

The craft and snack are bear-themed.

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