Children's carnival

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Gabby (left) and Isaac Stratton work on a craft at the children's carnival held Saturday, July 21, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Christmas in July

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jared Mitchell, of Fort Wayne, gets in some cornhole target practice before the competition starts in one of several events at Christmas in July at Salamonie Lake on Saturday, July 21.

Rolling into Roanoke postponed to next Saturday

The Rolling into Roanoke car show has been postponed to Saturday, July 28.

The threat of inclement weather on the show’s original date, Saturday, July 21, is what prompted organizers to move the event.

“We just had a tough decision there, but we had to make the call, based on what’s forecasted,” explains Rick Fischer, the show’s chairman. “It just didn’t look good. We kept watching, kept watching and it kept getting worse.”

Several from Huntington County earn degrees from WGU recently

The following local residents have received their degrees from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, FL); 65th (Seattle, WA); and 66th (Las Vegas, NV) commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 15,000 students from across the country.

• Ann Mason, of Huntington, has received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

• Brandi Cross, of Huntington, has received her Master of Science in educational leadership degree.

Ride 2 Remember set for Aug. 4 at Elmwood Park

The sixth annual Ride 2 Remember for Alzheimer’s Awareness bike ride, show and swap meet will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at Elmwood Park, 1110 William St., Huntington.

The ride will begin and end at the park, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and kickstands up at 9 a.m. The bicycle poker run will go to five Huntington area parks and parade through three local nursing homes. An open bike show will be held after the ride.

Other activities include entertainment, games, three wheel races, vendors, refreshments and muscle bike drag races.

Paul Memorial Scholarship winners

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The recipients of the 2018 Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarship have been announced. They are (from left) Haley Burnau, Stephanie McElhaney, Karmen Koch, Sydni Fife, Josi Barscz and Miranda Smart. Not pictured is Elizabeth Allred. This year’s recipients received $500 each to go toward their continuing education in their chosen fields. A golf outing fund-raiser for the 2019 scholarships will be held on Sept. 8 at Clear Creek Golf Course.

Bailey to head up HU graduate and undergrad teacher education

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Tyanne Bailey

Huntington University has announced that Tyanne Bailey has been named the director of graduate and undergraduate teacher education.

Second Saturday to focus on night sky

Gaze at stars through a telescope and learn about the night sky at Salamonie Lake’s Second Saturday program on Aug. 11.

The program runs from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and will be hosted by astronomy enthusiasts Steve and Debbie Russell, who will offer a “Starry Night Telescope Clinic.” Participants should meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

The event fulfills requirements for the Bear Scouts merit badge Finding the Big Dipper, the North Star and the Little Dipper.

First Federal parent says half-year income for 2018 up by 34 percent

Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc. (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced net income for the six months ended June 30 increased by $540,000 or 34 percent to $2.13 million ($1.78 per diluted common share) when compared to net income of $1.59 million ($1.32 per diluted common share) for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The current six months earnings equate to an annualized ROA of 1.33 percent and a ROE of 11.91 percent compared to an annualized ROA of 1.05 percent and an annualized ROE of 9.20 percent for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

Fair trip reservation deadline nears

The deadline to make a reservation for the Huntington County Council on Aging’s bus trip to the Indiana State Fair is drawing near.

The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Miller’s Merry Manor will provide a free light breakfast for all at 7 a.m., prior to departure. The bus will leave from the Senior Center (Central Christian Church) parking lot at 7:30 a.m. sharp. The bus will stop in Anderson on the return trip for an early dinner (at particpants’ own expense) and return to Huntington around 6 p.m.

A pair of characters

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Matt Smith as Karl, the Giant and Matt Stephenson as Edward Bloom are featured in the current Pulse Opera House production of “Big Fish.” Performances are July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sunday shows are at 4 p.m. Reservations may be made online at or by leaving a message at 375-7017.

Next adult coloring session at Roanoke library is July 26

The next adult coloring session at Roanoke Public Library will be Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m.

Supplies will be available for coloring only, but participants may bring their own craft or coloring supplies for themselves or to share.

The library is located at 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, Roanoke.

For more information, call 672-2989.

New county deputy

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dylan Lagonegro (left) repeats after Huntington County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Newton (right), as she administers the oath of office to swear Lagonegro in as a new Huntington County Sheriff’s Department deputy Monday, July 16, in the Superior Courtroom of the Huntington County Courthouse. Witnessing the installation is Lagonegro’s girlfriend, Shelbie Smart, and Jonas Smart.

Swearing in

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Anthony “Tony” Hipskind (left), repeats the oath of office administered by Huntington County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Newton (right), as he is sworn in as a new Huntington County Sheriff’s Department deputy Monday, July 16, in the Superior Courtroom of the Huntington County Courthouse. With him is his mother, April Worster.

Praying with Father Solanus to host Mass for sick with Rev. Kummer

Praying with Father Solanus announces that a Mass for the sick will be celebrated by Rev. Bill Kummer on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. at St. Felix Catholic Center.

Prior to the Mass there will be recitation of the rosary. After Mass there will be a blessing of the sick by Rev. Kummer, using a relic from Solanus Casey. Petitions may also be made for those who are suffering.

St. Felix Catholic Center is located at 1280 Hitzfield St., Huntington.