Rita A. Minnich

Rita A. Minnich, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Nov.13, 2017.

Mrs. Minnich was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.

She was the daughter of Clarence and Aquanita Gnau. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Minnich.

Arts dream blossoms into Warren Creative Arts Outreach

Working in his rural Warren studio, Josh Heim shapes one of the ceramic bowls that will be given to adult ticketholders at Soup for the Arts on Nov. 17, the first fund-raising event of the newly formed Warren Creative Arts Outreach.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Nov. 13, 2017.

It all started with an art show held during last summer’s Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

It’s blossomed into an effort that could wrap art around an area far beyond Warren.

“When you put a bunch of artists together — we’re dreamers,” says Josh Heim, who works in ceramics at his studio just outside of Warren.

Commemorating Parker

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Zahm (left) and Emily Goedesky unveil a statue of their father, Thomas Aquinas Parker, at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park during the Huntington Veterans Day Program on Saturday, Nov. 11. Parker was a Navy corpsman from Huntington County who died in the Vietnam War. His body was never recovered. The $70,000 statue was funded through gifts and in-kind donations.

Reber honor

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mandy Reber (left), executive director of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, receives a Community Partner Award on behalf of the club and congratulations from Carrie Sellers during the Pathfinder Services annual dinner Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Huntington PAL Club.

Community Partner Award

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Overholser (left), of Pathfinder Outsource Manufacturing, listens as Brandon Keaffaber of Shuttleworth, Inc. accepts a Community Partner Award from Pathfinder Services during the organization’s annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Christmas season arrives in Warren with Fest of Trees, Walk

The Christmas season arrives in Warren Friday evening, Nov. 17, with the community’s traditional Festival of Trees and Holiday Walk.
This year, the event has expanded to include a soup supper and gingerbread house contest, both sponsored by the newly-organized Warren Creative Arts Outreach.

Thirty-three trees, decorated by businesses, organizations and individuals, will be on display throughout the downtown Warren area from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can vote for their favorite trees, and Miss Warren 2017 Sarah Jones will select one tree to receive the Queen’s Choice award.

Making rosaries

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gaven Bearmann (left), a kindergartner at Huntington Catholic School, watches as Jan Scher shows him how to put the finishing touches on the rosary he made on Monday, Nov. 13. Scher and other members of the Our Lady of Fatima Blue Army spent the day at the school, helping students in all grades make rosaries. The activity took place during the 100th anniversary year of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in the village of Fatima in Portugal, in which she urged the children to promote praying the rosary for peace.

City life a century ago

Photo provided.

This photo taken in 1911 shows the Odd Fellows building on Franklin Street, in Huntington, just east of a saloon-restaurant and a grocery store. The Huntington County Courthouse is barely visible across the street to the right. An old cannon and a working water pump can be seen on the courthouse grounds. This photograph and other local artifacts can be seen at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pathfinder celebrates self-reliance, inclusion at annual dinner

Pathfinder Services activities specialist Sarah Schwab (center) holds the 2017 Timothy Hancher Direct Support Service Award, presented at Pathfinder’s annual dinner Thursday, Nov. 9, by Barbara (left) and Bill Hancher. Schwab has worked at the organization since 2009. The award, presented each year to an exceptional employee, includes a check for $250.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A celebration of self-reliance and inclusion brought supporters of Pathfinder Services together for the organization’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Huntington PAL Club.

The theme of the evening, “Helping Dreams Come True for People Along Their Path to Self-reliance and Inclusion,” focused on the recognition of talents and celebration of dreams come true for individuals served in the four main service areas offered by Pathfinder Services: education and training, employment services, aff- ordable housing and community integration.

Donation for Blessings

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of Flint Springs Elementary School’s fifth-grade class present a donation to Blessings in a Backpack from money raised during a recent “Save the Pumpkins” dodgeball game. Students paid $1 each to play the game, as well as purchase T-shirts designed by fifth-grader Sophie Lunsford (third from left). Pictured are (from left) Flint Springs Physical Education Teacher Jo Ellen Earhart, Aubrey Wiegmann, Lunsford, Emily Johnson of Blessings in a Backpack, Marissa LeMar and Madalynn Wellman.


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