Successful fund-raiser

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department pose for a photo with some of those who contributed to the fire department’s 2017 fund-raiser, and show the more than $45,000 worth of equipment purchased with the donations.

Andrews pantry opens

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the former union building, 67 N. Snowden St., Andrews.

The distribution is open only to residents of Andrews and Dallas Township.

Food will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Revival at First Free Will

The First Free Will Baptist Church, in Huntington, will hold a revival Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 18 through Oct. 20, with services starting at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Rev. Micky King will lead the services.

The community is invited to attend.

First Free Will Baptist Church is at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.

Trinity United Methodist rummage sale to benefit several ministries

Trinity United Methodist Women will conduct their annual rummage sale fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21.

The sale will be held in the lower part of the church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff’s dept. K-9 officer Zeek is in running for grant in online contest

Zeek, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 officer, is in the running for a grant to be awarded through online voting.
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The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 officer, Zeek, is in the running for a grant of up to $5,000 from Aftermath, a company that offers emergency and crime scene cleanup services.

The grants will be awarded on the basis of online votes. A link to the voting site is on the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department page on Facebook. Individuals can cast one vote a day through Nov. 7.

The five top vote-getters will receive grants. The money is designated for upkeep, training and equipment to support police K-9 units.

A STEM career

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kathy Carney (left) of PHD, Inc. and Scott Thorn (second from left) of 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. Huntington County 4-H Robotics talk about the need for workers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers as students take notes, during the Huntington North High School Career Day, held Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the school’s Fieldhouse.

Second sweeper to help keep streams cleaner

Drivers Kyle Updike (left) and Pat Scheiber stand in front of the City of Huntington’s expanded fleet of street sweepers, which includes a recently added 2017 machine (left) in addition to the 2013 street sweeper that was previously the city’s only street cleaning machine.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The addition of a second street sweeper to the City of Huntington fleet gives the city additional ammunition in its quest to keep pollutants out of area streams.

City Services Director Bob Caley and Adam Cuttriss, city engineering inspector/technician, showed off the new street sweeper on Thursday, Oct. 12.
The second machine, Cuttriss says, will help the city comply with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s regulations for municipal separate storm sewer systems.

Sweeping debris off the streets keeps it out of the storm sewers.

An information technology career

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Richard, program manager at Optiv Security, a provider of cyber security solutions, speaks to a group of Huntington North High School seniors attending the Career Day event Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the high school’s fieldhouse. Freshmen and senior students could visit 10 different career pods, including health services, financial services, manufacturing and science engineering, agriculture, architecture and public safety, where they could learn what it takes to enter the career field.

Beagle Club cross shoot set Nov. 12

The Fort Wayne Beagle Club will host a turkey, ham and bacon cross shoot, featuring Lengerich meats, on Oct. 29 and again on Nov. 12.

Both events start at 11 a.m. and food will be served. Twelve gauge guns are limited to .675 or larger choke.

The shoots will be held at the group’s club house at 14434 Aboite Rd., Roanoke.

FW singer to serve on LAC fund-raiser group

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Lisa Loza

Lisa Loza, a vocalist with the Fort Wayne-based group Urban Legend, will serve as arts advocate at the LaFontaine Arts Council’s fall fund-raiser, Fashions for the Arts, on Nov. 4.

Loza began singing solos at church at age 4, was a member of the church choir in her teens and performed with an award-winning show choir in high school.

DNR gives $50K grant to St. Peter’s First CC

St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

The church will use the grant to help stabilize and restore its building at 206 Etna Ave., formerly the Drover Town German Reformed Church. The project will include repointing mortar joints, repairing or replacing falling bricks and repairing damaged or deteriorating woodwork.

Amateur radio group meets Oct. 23

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.

Helping feed the community

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Markle Area Chamber of Commerce presents three checks in the amount of $350 each to area food pantries Monday, Oct. 9, at the Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Nazarene church to treat kids

The Huntington First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Rd., will hold a trunk-or-treat in its parking lot on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Children in fifth grade and younger are invited to come in costume to collect treats from decorated trunks. Snacks will be offered in the gym.

The family-friendly event is sponsored by the church’s children’s ministry department.

First Fed parent’s net income increases

Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc., the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, announced on Oct. 12 that its net income increased $505,000, or 62.3 percent, to $1.31 million ($1.10 per diluted common share) for the company’s third quarter ended Sept. 30.

That compares to net income of $810,000 (67 cents per diluted common share) for the third quarter of the previous year.

The current three months earnings were impacted by a negative loan loss provision that increased earnings roughly $400,000, net of taxes.

Dinner will benefit Special Olympics

Huntington County Special Olympics will serve a fund-raiser lasagna dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 2817 Theater Ave., in Huntington.

Dinner will include lasagna, salad, garlic bread and a brownie. A bake sale will also be held.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets help cover entry fees and equipment for bowling, basketball, corn toss and track competitions held throughout the state.

For more information, contact Keith or Nancy Hartley at 672-8316 or

Warren church to host Pumpkin Palooza Oct. 28

The second annual “Pumpkin Palooza” is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Warren.

A popular part of Warren’s Scarecrow Festival weekend, Pumpkin Pa-looza features free pumpkins, children’s games and activities and a complimentary lunch for the whole family.  

Senior Center to celebrate October birthdays Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m.

The Senior Center in Huntington will celebrate October birthdays on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

The birthday cake is provided by Tipton Place.

Celebrating birthdays in October are Holly Saunders, Marty Chapin, Joann Prus, Dick Barnes, Jim Anderson, Elizabeth Terrhaar, Beverly Shively, Mary Brooks, Marcie Kinsey, Helen Winterrowd, Rebecca Cozad and Sue Martz.

Honored Lion

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Lions Club District Gov. Roger Cash (right) presents Lion Richard Michel (left) with a certificate and chevron for his 50 years of membership in the Lions Club. The award was presented at the Bippus Lions’ regular meeting Oct. 10 at the Lions Community Building.

H.O.P.E. for animals adds two days to walk-in wellness clinic

Starting Oct. 17, H.O.P.E. for Animals Nonprofit Low-Cost Spay/-Neuter and Wellness Clinic will begin seeing pets in the Wellness Clinic for vaccines, heartworm tests and other basic wellness services without an appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Active in service

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Pam Scher (second from left) is honored for 35 years of active service in Tri Kappa’s Chi Chapter. She was initiated in 1982 and has been active ever since, and is now joining the associate chapter of Huntington. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Sherry Miller, active advisor; Scher; Kay Schwob, active president; and Sherrill Ness, associate chapter president.

HU to offer free will, financial planning event

Huntington University, in partnership with the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana, will be a host site for Write a Will Week. The event will take place at the Habecker Dining Commons on Oct. 23 and 25.

Lisa Garrott, local estate attorney and a member of the Forester Legacy Advisory Council, will write a simple will, free of charge, provided the participant includes a not-for-profit organization as a beneficiary.

Documentary Nov. 2 on early childhood

The first of a five-part documentary, “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation,” will be shown Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Crestview Middle School auditeria.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. and will include a free light dinner provided by the Indiana Youth Institute. The movie will be followed by a community discussion.

The documentary examines the reasons children in America are faring poorly and the consequences for the nation’s future.

‘Flocked’ house

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The “flocking” of Rebecca Hawley’s home during a recent Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa meeting was cause for excitement. As Dr. Janelle Pflieger of Cardinal Health presented the program, the Huntington North High School cheer squad set up the flamingos in the front yard.

Riverview invites vets to program

Riverview Middle School will honor veterans with a program at the school on Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 1:45 p.m.

All veterans in the community are invited to attend.

The school is at 2465 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Pathfinder to hold annual dinner Nov. 9

Pathfinder Services will hold its annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Huntington PAL Club.

The theme for the dinner is “Recognizing our talents and helping dreams come true for people along the path to self-reliance and inclusion.”

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Herbert D. LaMont Award and the Timothy Hancher Award.

The LaMont Award recognizes an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution toward creating opportunities for people in the Huntington community with developmental disabilities.

Salamonie Lake to host an evening of learning about the heavens at night

November’s Second Saturday at Salamonie Lake, to be held Nov. 11, will focus on “Night Sky Activities.”

The program runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center and will include making a  constellation craft and learning about the Aurora Borealis.

Participants can make art to go with what they learn and observe. Scouts can fulfill requirements for Tiger-Sky is the Limit.

Advance registration is required by calling 468-2127. A per-participant fee is payable the day of the event.

Wild Wednesday on Oct. 18 offers movie for Seniors

People 50 and older are invited to attend Wild Wednesday on Oct. 18 at the Huntington 7, 350 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for free doughnuts, juice and coffee and discounted popcorn and soda. Door prizes will be awarded.

The movie “Gifted” starts at 9 a.m. The film centers on a single man raising his niece, whose mathematical abilities prompt the man’s mother to make plans to separate the two.

Admission is charged.

Mmm ...

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Heritage Pointe of Huntington employees (left from third left) Chad Johnson and Taylor Scher sample some chili from the competition, Heritage Pointe of Warren, at the Huntington County Council on Aging's sixth annual Chili Cook-off Fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the future site of the Council on Aging, 1450 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Heritage Pointe of Warren employees (from left) Tara Bowman and Treva Flemming do the kibitizing.

Fizzing apple

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Watching an apple fizz as part of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 are (from left) Braxton Ashbaugh and Jeremy Oppy. The Fall Fest was a fall-themed play day.