Salvation Army’s red kettles feeling pinch of shortened holiday season

The Salvation Army’s red kettles are feeling the impact of the short 2019 holiday season. With the last day of bell ringing set for Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, many locations across Indiana are still far behind their fund-raising goals. They are asking the community to help fill the kettles on these last few days to ensure that local programs are not affected by a shortfall.

Markle residents will be able to get help for sidewalk repair, installs

Markle residents will be able to get substantial help to replace, rehab or install sidewalks along their properties, after the Markle Town Council updated its matching sidewalk program during it regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Town Superintendent Rick Asher said he had trouble with contractors returning his calls with estimates on what the cost would be to replace the town’s sidewalks.

Time for games

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rev. Josh Kessler (right), pastor of The Well, leads Huntington County fifth-grade students in a game at the second annual Integrity Day on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Huntington University. The kids then attended a basketball game in Platt Arena, in which the Foresters faced East-West University. About 300 fifth graders and their teachers attended the event.

County’s RDC to hold meeting at courthouse

The Huntington County Redevelopment Commission will be meeting today, Monday, Dec. 23, at the Huntington County Courthouse at noon.

The meeting will be held in the Huntington County Commissioners Office, Room 103A.

The courthouse is located at 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Gifts for the party

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of the Central Christian Church S.W.A.T. (Students with Testimony) Team youth group wrap gifts for a Christmas party the church hosted for the Huntington House Women’s shelter this past Friday night. Among those helping on Wednesday night, Dec. 18, are (from left) Keith Thomas, leader Terri Terry and Abby Scher.

Local woman earns fall dean’s list honors at USI

Josi Barscz, of Huntington, is among 2,304 undergraduate students at the University of Southern Indiana who were recognized as having achieved dean’s list status for the fall 2018 semester.

Top spellers

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Roanoke Elementary School held its fifth-grade spelling bee on Monday, Dec. 16. Lucas Harris (left) won the competition. His winning word was “chestnut.” Connor Preston (right) was the event’s runner-up.

Sneak peak

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Select staff members at Roanoke Elementary School were recently chosen to take a VIP tour of the new, under-construction Roanoke Elementary building. Pictured are (from left) JoAnna Clousing, speech language pathologist; Principal Jami Craft; Sarah Stine, art teacher; Tami Reust, cashier; Jami Cassidy, second-grade teacher; and Amanda Pye, technology lab assistant.

Big toy donation

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, in Huntington, received over $17,000 worth of toys from Pacers Sports and Entertainment, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Jakks Pacific Toys on Thursday, Dec. 19. Pictured are (front row from left) Jen Verschure, Mad Ants; Christina West and Sheryl Glancy, both Pathfinder Services; and Julie Rumschlag, Mad Ants; and (back row from left) Nicole Hahn and Aleks Shcherbakov, both Pathfinder Services.

2019 Turkey Trot raises $30,669 for Kids Kampus

Pathfinder Services announced on Dec. 16 that $30,669 was raised for its children’s facility, Kids Kampus, at the 15th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Pictured at the announcement are (front row from left) Kids Kampus attendees Cason Carmichael and Dakota Richards; and (back row from left) Kids Kampus Director Elizabeth Hire; Huntington County Community Foundation Associate Director Matt Ditzler; Huntington County Community Foundation Executive Director Michael Howell; Pathfinder Services Donor Relations and Events Manager Christina West; PNC Vice President of Client and Community Relations Catherine Hill; McDonald’s of Huntington Owner Britt Sather; and Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman.
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In a check presentation on Monday, Dec. 16, Pathfinder Services revealed that $30,669 was raised through the 15th annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.


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