Several construction projects in Roanoke nearing completion

Several construction projects in Roanoke will soon be complete, according to reports given by Town Superintendent Paul Swain at the Roanoke Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Swain said crews have almost completed sewer taps as part of the Posey Hill project, and paving is expected to begin soon. When completed, residents in the Posey Hill neighborhood will have an improved sewer and storm sewer system, as well as a repaved street, curbs and sidewalks.

Presslers to compete at national pageant

Alisha Pressler, left, and Kalee Pressler
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Alisha Pressler and Kalee Pressler, both of Huntington, were recently selected to participate in Nationals' 2010 Miss Junior Teen and Miss Junior Pre-Teen Northern Indiana Pageant, respectively.

The event will be held on Aug. 21.

There are divisions of competition, with cash and specialty prizes in each category.

Should the girls win their respective contests, they would represent Northern Indiana and the surrounding communities at the Cities of America National Competition in Orlando, FL.

Duke Energy presents donation to Parkview Huntington Family YMCA

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Laura Sheets (third from left), of Duke Energy, presents a $5,900 from the Duke Energy Foundation to Parkview Huntington Family YMCA administrators (from left) Tim Allen, Rob Miller and Dan Akeley on Thursday, July 29, at the YMCA. The gift will be used to build an outdoor sand volleyball court, which should be ready for use next spring. Miller says the Y plans to work with local middle and high school volleyball program and begin an elementary program, offering the sport year-round to both boys and girls.

Champion Hill Toppers lose two to Deep River Grinders

Champion Hill Topper "Lightfoot" Cox raps out a hit against the Deep River Grinders on Saturday at Olde Republic Field at Lake Clare.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

After chasing the geese off the soaked field of play the Saturday afternoon past, many of the Ballists of the Hill Toppers were sure that their style of Base Ball would see them come out victorious against the boys from Hobart. After all, the average age of the Ballists from Lake County was older than that of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers and in the past the clubs had play even up matches where the locals had done well.

Huntington County Chamber will host seminar on computer servers.

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, at noon, the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on computer servers.

The topic for the evening will be the Windows 2008 Small Business Server package and will be led by Justin Davidson, owner of Orion Solutions Inc.

The seminar is helpful for those looking to replace their current servers or have been considering a "First Server."

There is a cost, which includes lunch.

To register, contact the Chamber office at 356-5300 or contact Orion Solutions Inc. at 358-5683.


Senior Council meeting to be held August 11

The Community Senior Advisory Council of Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. will meet on August 11, at 1:30 pm., at the Administrative office in the first floor conference room.

Contact Carol Ellinger, director of Planning and Development at 745-1200 or via e-mail at for more information.

The meeting is open to the public.

The office is located at 2927 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne.


Cornhole contest to raise funds for and awareness of the United Way.

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Teachers Credit Union staff member Meghan Sovine (right) tosses a bean bag towrd the cornhole target as TCU member Dorsey Hamilton (left) watches. The credit union, one of several financial institutions serving as pacesetters for the Huntington County United Way, held a cornhole contest to raise funds for and awareness of the United Way.

Nathaniel Wood earns BA from Columbia College

Nathaniel Wood, of Roanoke, recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago, in May.

Wood earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography.


VFW Post 2689 lends help to clean up park

Members and friends of the VFW Post 2689 in Huntington volunteered their time and efforts for a beautification project at Memorial Park's Sunken Gardens on Sunday, Aug. 1.

The volunteers helped to clear over-grown vines, trim bushes and pulled weeds by the bridge area.

This is the second project that the group has done. They also volunteered to clean up the park on June 13.

Volunteers were Carl and Susan Guelsdorf, Susie Draper and Rich Sutton.


Teachers Credit Union named Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

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Teachers Credit Union was named Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for the month of August. On hand for the presentation are (from left) Terry Miller, Michelle Crone and Amy Stansell, chamber ambassadors; Sandy Seacott, Teachers Credit Union; Gene Snowden, chamber ambassador; Steve Kimmel, chamber executive director; Tera Garretson and Paula Whiting, chamber ambassadors; JoDeane Knowles, Teachers Credit Union; and Sue Rumple, chamber ambassador.


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