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List 88 veterans who died since last Memorial Day

A total of 88 Huntington County veterans have died since last Memorial Day, reports the Huntington County Veterans Service Office.

Those veterans are:
Rhynard L. Abbett, Nikki A. Abbett, Robert L. Allen, Harry G. Auten, Douglas E. Baker, Jan D. Bartrom, Robert A. Beavens, Lewis D. Beck, Wayne A. Beemler, Harold T. Bennett, John H. Berg, Robert P. Bir, Lincoln R. Brundige, Robert D. Bucher, Raymond J. Budrow Sr., Vernon W. Byer, Buddy W. Chapin, Dick E. Christ, Donald K. Coffman and Norman D. Cozad.

Prep work


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ashley James (right), of the American Red Cross, preps the arm of Amy Thomas, of Huntington, prior to Thomas’ blood donation on Tuesday at a blood drive held at the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke.

Huntington North HS announces student achievement awards

Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of Huntington North High School’s annual Achievement Night program, the students have still been honored by the school.

In addition to earning several designations and different types of diplomas, class members also earned several awards from different departments. Those seniors are:

Pork donation


Photo by Scott Trauner.

First Farmers Bank & Trust recently donated more than 500 pounds of unseasoned ground pork to two Huntington County agencies as part of its “Pigs to People to Pork” Initiative. The New Life Meal Ministries food pantry was one of the agencies receiving the pork. Shown are (from left) Mike Belcher, of First Farmers; New Life Meal Ministry Director Bob Burnsworth; and Doug Wilcox and Mark Wolf, of First Farmers.

FFBT offers ‘Pigs to People to Pork’ initiative

First Farmers Bank & Trust recently donated more than 500 pounds of unseasoned ground pork to two Huntington County agencies as part of its “Pigs to People to Pork” Initiative. The Love INC food pantry was one of the agencies receiving the pork. Shown are (from left) Doug Wilcox and Mark Wolf, of First Farmers; Kelley Miller, assistant director of Love INC.; Erin Didion, director of Love INC; and Mike Belcher, of First Farmers.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

First Farmers Bank & Trust, in partnership with pork producers and processors throughout the state, has initiated a direct assistance program to provide protein to food banks throughout Indiana and eastern Illinois.

Buzzard earns Doctor of Physical Therapy at Trine

Cameron Buzzard, of Warren, was one of 34 students who earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Trine University at the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Trine offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at its Center for Health Sciences in Fort Wayne.

John Joseph Sigstein Foundation offers grants

The John Joseph Sigstein Foundation was created to offer grants to organizations that will extend their approach to mission.

The foundation was established to promote and sustain the mission of God according to the charism of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters in solidarity with all persons, especially those living in poverty and oppression. Victory Noll sisters have served the people in mission centers across the United States. Through this foundation, they continue to have a presence in these areas.

Huntington North staff members make special deliveries to seniors


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Huntington North High School staff members made special deliveries to graduating seniors on May 19, 20 and 21.

Principal Rief Gilg, Assistant Principal Rod Richison and other staff members boarded Viking buses each morning shortly before 9 a.m. at the front of Huntington North to deliver caps and gowns, yard signs and pertinent information regarding graduation to senior students.

Huntington YMCA sets re-opening for Tuesday

The leadership and staff of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA let the public know they are glad to be re-opening on Tuesday, May 26, in accordance with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan.
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In accordance with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back On Track Indiana plan, the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will re-open its facility on Tuesday, May 26.

“I’m so happy for our members.  We’ve taken every reasonable measure to keep our members, community and staff safe,” says Todd Latta, YMCA CEO.

The document “Reopening Responsibly,” which outlines the plan, can be found on the Y’s website.

Hanging flags


Photo by Russ Grindle.

Roanoke Park Department employee Bob Scott hangs an American flag on a lamp post on First Street on Thursday morning, May 21. The flags were put up in time for Memorial Day and will remain up until Labor Day.

Love INC food pantry to re-open

The food pantry at Love In the Name of Christ will re-open for appointments beginning Tuesday, May 26.

This will be a gradual re-opening and hours will be limited at this time.

Appointments must be scheduled. Walk-ins are not being accepted at this time, noted Kelley Miller, Love INC assistant director.

Menu orders must be filled in over the phone with a receptionist. Miller notes Love INC will make every effort to fulfill the items each person orders, but they may substitute items if needed.

Roanoke library bd. sets meet

The Roanoke Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the library’s program room. The meeting will also be available to view on Zoom.

The agenda will include planned stages for re-opening the library, the 2021 budget, a review of some policies and use of Comcast or MetroNet for communication services.

The Roanoke Public Library is located at 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, in Roanoke.

For more information visit roanoke.lib.in.us or call 672-2989.

HCCF announces 10 Bergman scholarships

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Cora Hill, Evan Hill, Lily Sabinske, Leigh Ann Trickle, Corbin Snow, Maggie Winters, Ben Warpup, Ellie Stebing, Garret Smith and Tarah Zumbrun as recipients of 2020 George and Garnet Bergman Scholarships totaling $7,500.

Brother and sister Evan and Cora Hill are both students at Purdue University. Cora Hill will be entering her junior year this fall, majoring in agricultural education. Evan, a sophomore, plans to major in electrical engineering.

Their parents are Mary and Doug Hill.

Four earn HCCF Andrews FCC scholarships

Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarships were earned by (from left Madeleine Laymon, Jordan Hofmann, Trey Williams and Erin Burke.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Madeleine Laymon, Jordan Hofmann, Trey Williams and Erin Burke as recipients of 2020 Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarships totaling $2,400.

Laymon, a rising sophomore at Indiana University Fort Wayne, is majoring in dental hygiene.

She is the daughter of Andrea and Eric Laymon, of Andrews.

While at Huntington North, Laymon was on the volleyball and track teams.  She was the treasurer of the National Honor Society.

Pals and confidantes


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Miley Osborne (left), 12, of Huntington, hangs out with Mariah Waters, 12, of Huntington, as they sit on the edge of the fountain in Rotary Centennial Park downtown on Thursday, May 21.

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