Interest appears to be strong for elected seats

Candidates line up in the Huntington County Clerk’s Office on the first day of candidate filing, Wednesday, Jan. 10, for the May 2018 primary. Pictured are (at desk, from left) Don Schoeff, running for auditor; Jay Poe, running for surveyor; Rob Miller, running for commissioner in the First District; and Vicki Pearson, running for recorder. Standing behind them are (from left) Chris Newton, who declared his candidacy for sheriff; current Huntington County Sheriff, Terry Stoffel; and Huntington County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chad Hammel. Assisting the candidates (at right) is Voter Registration and Election Deputy Pam Fowler.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Although the filing period has only been open since Wednesday, Jan. 10, interest has been high among those seeking to fill elected seats in Huntington County, according to the Huntington Clerk’s Office.

As the office opened its doors to allow candidates to file their intention to run for office in the upcoming May 8 primary, candidates and supporters – overwhelmingly Republican – spilled out into the outer hallway while others filled out the necessary paperwork.

Candidates who have filed for office as of Jan. 11 are:

Heritage Days seeking floats from former township schools for parade


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The Heritage Days steering committee of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is planning a special addition to the 2018 Heritage Days Parade. As the theme for Heritage Days is the ’50s: Community Strong, the committee is inviting the 15 township high schools of that era to each produce floats representing their individual schools.

New judging categories for Heritage Days Parade

New judging categories have been selected for the Heritage Days Parade, which will take place Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

With the theme “The ’50s: Community Strong,” parade judging categories will still include Best Theme Float. Other categories to be judged will include: Adult Group, Antique Vehicle, Best 1950s Sectional Float, Best Horse Unit, Best Musical Unit, Classic Vehicle, Marching Color Guard and Youth Group.

Heritage Days will take place Wednesday, June 20, through Sunday, June 24. The official colors for Heritage Days are black, white and silver.

Sock hop in works for upcoming Heritage Days

A sock hop is planned as a part of the 2018 Heritage Days festivities. The sock hop is part of celebrating “The ’50s: Community Strong,” the Heritage Days theme, and will take place on Friday, June 22, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute Jan. 18

Shepherd’s Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a distribution event at the Andrews Lions Club clubhouse on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event is only open to residents of Andrews or Dallas Township. No appointment is necessary to attend the event, which is first come, first served. Attendees are asked to bring their own containers.

The Andrews Lions Club clubhouse is located at 365 Leedy Lane, Andrews.

Stoffel returns to paint business at Juergens


Rose Stoffel

Rose Stoffel couldn’t stand doing nothing after she left her paint and decorating business, Stoffel Decorating, which she had owned for about 20 years.

After several years working at the Huntington County Courthouse, and then a very brief retirement, Stoffel returned to the paint business as the paint consultant at Juergens Hardware in Huntington.

“I ‘retired’ – for about one month,” she says. “I knew I wasn’t going to make it doing that, so I came up here. With my background and history they hired me over the phone.”

Andrews conducting income survey in effort to snare grant

Officials in Andrews will soon conduct a low to moderate income survey, with the aim to snag a $600,000 stormwater grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).

Town Clerk-Treasurer Laura Dillon says the survey is required for the grant, and she encourages town residents to take part in order to provide the data necessary to prove the need for the money.

Ball State University will conduct the anonymous study, she says, adding that no town officials will know any details about those who participate and provide data.

BMV shut for MLK holiday

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours Tuesday, Jan. 16.

For a complete list of branch locations and hours, or to complete an online transaction, visit myBMV .com.

HU gets another high Christian college ranking

Huntington University has been named one of the 50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the United States for 2018.
OnlineChristianCol leges.com ranked HU 35th out of 50 schools that made this year’s list.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the good work of our faculty and students. This one is especially meaningful because it highlights the dedication of our online faculty and staff who work very hard to serve this group of students,” said Daniel Solms, vice president for enrollment management and marketing.

Hoffman joins team at Any Shape of Hair

Photo by Steve Clark.
Allen Hoffman

Allen Hoffman has joined the team at Any Shape of Hair.

Hoffman comes to the Huntington salon from Creations Beauty School, also in Huntington, which he recently graduated from.

Hoffman offers a wide range of services. He cuts men’s and women’s hair and also does perms, waxes and hair coloring.

Hoffman works Wed-nesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is needed.

Any Shape of Hair is located at 449 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. The salon can be reached at 356-6330.

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