Cemetery Walk

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington City-Township Public Library Indiana Room Director Sarah Kirby talks about the interlocking hearts headstone on the graves of Robert and Doris Herzog during a Cemetery Walk at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Interpretive Naturalist Manager Teresa Rody introduces a screeech owl to the audience during a live birds of prey program presented at the Salamonie Lake Campground on Saturday, Oct. 19, as part of the Salamonie Lake Fall Fest.

Venerable Halloween tradition moves to new northside location

The venerable Huntington Halloweentime attraction Haunted Hotel: 13th Floor has moved.

After being located in downtown Huntington at 511 N. Jefferson St. for several years, the attraction has moved to 1885 N. Jefferson St., which is the former Niswander car dealership.

The change in venue prompted a change in format for the Haunted Hotel, says owner Brett Molitor. This year, the attraction is titled “Haunted Hotel: 13th Floor – Hooded” and sees attendees outfitted with blindfolds and hoods. Deprived of their sight, they must then navigate their way out of the venue.

Christian Life Tabernacle to host annual Free Fall Fest on Saturday

Christian Life Tabernacle will host its annual Free Family Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be activities such as family archery tag, obstacle bounce house and a pie-eating contest. Prizes will be awarded and candy will also be given away.

Food will also be available. There is no charge for any of the events or food.

Christian Life Tabernacle is located at 943 Swan St., Huntington. For more information, call 358-9100.

Sixth annual Pink Out set for Monday at Memorial Park pavilion

The sixth-annual Pink Out will be held Monday, Oct. 21, at the large pavilion in Memorial Park at noon.

The event is a fund-raiser for Cancer Services for Huntington County. It will feature a bake sale, raffle and silent auction. Individuals wishing to donate bake sale items can bring them to the pavilion starting at 10 a.m.

There will be a reflection walk at dusk. People are asked to walk with a flashlight, honoring cancer survivors, those currently battling cancer and those who lost their cancer fight.

Szelis awarded scholarship from Zeta National Education Foundation

Emily Szelis
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Emily A. Szelis, daughter of Troy and Lisa Szelis and granddaughter of Mary A. Szelis, of Huntington, was recently awarded a scholarship from Zeta National Educational Foundation (ZNEF).

Szelis graduated from Snider High School in Fort Wayne and is currently a freshman at Ball State University studying music education.
Since 1975, ZNEF has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships for higher education to both Zetas and Non-Zetas.

First Federal Savings Bank’s net income up

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced net income for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2019, increased $379,000 or 12.0 percent to $3.54 million ($2.96 per diluted common share), compared to net income of $3.16 million ($2.65 per diluted common share) for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2018.

RRHP, Lake City Bank to host fin. ed courses

Rapid Rehousing & Homeless Prevention (RRHP) has partnered with Lake City Bank to offer a series of financial education courses, at no cost to registered attendees.

These are instructor-led sessions with hands-on exercises that will be offered twice monthly on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the RRHP office, 1255 Engle St., Huntington.

Warren gearing up early for Holiday Walk, Festival of Trees holiday events

Historic Warren Inc., an Indiana Mainstreet initiative, is planning to bring the town alive again with the lights, sounds and smells of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

The Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees along with the Gingerbread House Contest will coincide with one another and be held on Friday Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trees will be decorated all over town and businesses will be welcoming folks inside to start their holiday shopping season with holiday treats and special deals.

Vectren notes customers should see decrease in NG bills

Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – North (Vectren), a CenterPoint Energy company, recently announced customers should expect a decrease of 5 to 10 percent in their natural gas bills when compared to those of last winter, assuming normal winter weather year-over-year. Low and stable natural gas prices continue to help customers’ bill amounts remain affordable.

First Farmers to repurchase outstanding stock

First Farmers Financial Corp., the parent company of First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., announced that at its Oct. 8, board meeting, the board of directors approved a plan to repurchase up to $2 million in the corporation’s outstanding common stock on the open market during the fourth quarter.

The timing, price and quantity of purchases under the stock repurchase plan will be at the discretion of management and may be discontinued, suspended or restarted at any time.

Former Huntington resident writes faith-based book recently

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Rick Harris

Huntington native Rick Harris has written a new faith-based book, “Life Stones,” that will be introduced in the November issue of the Huntington College Alumni magazine.

His book is being released with a “soft” book launch on Thursday, Nov. 7, with book signings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne. Harris’ first public book signing will be Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Two-EE’s Winery finishes expansion project

Two-EE’s Winery owners Eric and Emily Harris were joined by local officials to cut the ribbon for their newly completed expansion on Thursday, Oct. 10. Pictured are (from left) Mark Wickersham, Huntington County United Economic Development Corporation; Huntington County Commissioners President Larry Buzzard; Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall; Emily Harris; Eric Fawcett, Bippus State Bank; Eric Harris; Huntington County Commissioner Rob Miller; and Ryan Warner, Bippus State Bank. 
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Two-EE’s Winery announced on Oct. 14 the completion of its expanded facility, in which the company invested over $2.3 million.

The seven-month project, built by CME Build It Right Corporation, nearly doubled the size of the facility, with additional parking, an expanded production space for winemaking, and a new event center with separate wine bar, a private patio and private restrooms.

AIHS gets $30,000 donation from NIPSCO

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana Inc. (AIHS) has received a $30,000 donation from NIPSCO as part of the 2019 Charity of Choice program supporting Seniors.

AIHS is among one of 10 nonprofit organizations that serve Seniors in northern Indiana chosen by NIPSCO to receive funding.

Downtowns to be topic for luncheon

St. Peter’s First Community Church will present “Keeping Downtowns Vibrant in the Digital Age” at its Lunch ‘n’ Learn event on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

The program will be presented by John Bry, certified Main Street manager and director, Oakland County, MI, Main Street Program.
The cost of tickets includes lunch.

Make reservations by calling the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce office at 356-5300 by Friday, Oct. 18.

St. Peter’s First Community Church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.