Haunted street rod


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Susan Rolf (left), of Waynedale, and Greg Krantz, of Fort Wayne, admire a tricked-out 1923 Ford T-Bucket owned by Dick Smart, of Roanoke, during the Rolling into Roanoke car show held Saturday, July 27, in Roanoke.

Business of the month


Photo by Steve Clark.

Turn the Page Books & More, in Huntington, was named Business of the Month for August by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. Pictured are (from left) Terry Miller and Eric Bendes, chamber ambassadors; Steve Kimmel, executive director, chamber of commerce; Rex Frederick, owner, Turn the Page; Kerry Beaver, member, chamber board of directors; Michelle Dill, chamber ambassador; and Sonya Foraker, chairman of the board-elect, chamber board of directors. Turn the Page, located at 445 N. Jefferson St., specializes in used books and vinyl records.

Blood donors can get gift cards at Aug. site

To help decrease the emergency blood shortage, the American Red Cross will give an Amazon gift card to those who donate blood or platelets now through Aug. 29. Currently, the Red Cross reports it has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and a less than two-day supply of type O blood.

Local blood drives coming up are:

• Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.

• Aug. 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S.-24, Roanoke.

Ride 2 Remember Saturday at Elmwood Park

Ride 2 Remember, an event to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at Elmwood Park, in Huntington, starting at 8 a.m.

Hosted by the Hoodratz Alternative Transportation Club, the event is a bicycle ride to five Huntington-area parks. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with kickstands up at 9 a.m. The ride will begin and end at Elmwood Park, 1110 William St. In addition to stopping at parks, the ride will visit three local nursing homes.

Library announces book club reads for August

The Huntington City-Township Public Library announces the reads for its various book club meetings taking place in August.

Fiction Lovers’ Book Club is a club for adults who enjoy reading anything fiction. They will meet Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington branch to discuss “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath.

The Fabulous Foodies Cookbook Club will chat about cookbooks and recipes related to non-processed and all-natural foods. This club will meet Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

First Federal announces pair of additions have come on board

Morgan Miler (left) and Paula McEachern.
Photos provided.

First Federal has announced new additions to its staff.

Paula McEachern is assigned to the commercial department clerk position. She attended Ivy Tech Community College. She has over 18 years of previous financial and customer service experience.

McEachern and her husband, Gray, are members at Crossbridge Community Church in Fort Wayne.

Jojola champ in garden collection

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair garden collection project.

Taryn Jojola, champion, with merit.

Name strawberry project champions

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair strawberry project.

1st Year
Eva Marley, champion, with merit.
Maggie Mickley, reserve champion, with merit.

Division 2 & Above
Emma Holzinger, champion, with merit.
Zachary Ramp, reserve champion, with merit.
Blue ribbons: Brendon Ramp and Eli Ramp.

Pair of McMillans and Alwine earn soil and water project championships

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair soil and water science project.

Grades 3-5
Jonathan McMillan, champion, with merit.
Caeden Crider, reserve champion, with merit.
Blue ribbons: Jason Couch and Enrique Perez.

Grades 6-8
Nathaniel Alwine, champion, with merit.
Chloe Couch, reserve champion, with merit.

Grades 9-12
Matthew McMillan, champion, with merit.

Elliott earns championship in bike project

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair bicycle projects, with judging done on Thursday, July 18, at Lincoln Elementary School:

Grades 6-8
Anna Elliott,  champion with merit; and Audrey Bledsoe, reserve champion with merit.

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