Council on Aging sets annual fish, chicken dinner

The Huntington County Council on Aging will have its annual all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, Warren.

The menu, by Dan’s Fish Fry, includes fish, chicken, green beans with ham, bread, applesauce, ice cream and beverages.

Youth chess tourney at library on Feb. 16

Those in grades three through 12 who play chess are invited to a tournament on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

There will be prizes, pizza and snacks provided.

The Chess Club meets every second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. For more information call 356-0824.

Free legal consultations Monday as part of ‘Talk to a Lawyer Today’

The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, in conjunction with the Indiana State Bar Association, will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a program to provide free legal consultations to those who cannot afford counsel, on Monday, Jan. 21, at the LaFontaine Center, in Huntington, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Smith wins spelling bee

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Josiah Smith (left) won the Roanoke Elementary School Spelling Bee on Jan. 9. Smith, the son of Davin and Ella Smith, spelled “doffing” correctly to win the competition. The event’s runner-up was Sawyer Teusch (right), the son of Neil and Kim Teusch.

Degitz tops spelling bee

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Lynnsey Degitz (left) recently won the Horace Mann Elementary School Spelling Bee. She spelled “dollop” correctly to win the competition. Mason Downey (right) was the event’s runner-up. Degitz will represent the school at the district spelling bee on Feb. 4.

2 from Huntington County get fall degrees from BSU

Ball State University has announced that two Huntington County students have graduated from Ball State in the fall of 2018.

Russ Degitz, of Andrews, received a Doctor of Education.

Alex Varney, of Warren, received a Bachelor of urban planning and development.

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center to again provide free tax preparation

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing free tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 in 2018. “My Free Taxes” kiosks will also be available for those with an income up to $66,000 in 2018.

Fawcett new BSB president, Warner to chairman in changes coming soon

Ryan Warner (left) and Eric Fawcett
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Bippus State Bank has announced that Ryan Warner will step down as president and become the bank’s chairman of the board.

Warner will become chairman of the board in April, following the retirement of the current chairman, Kenneth Rupley.

While Warner will no longer be the bank’s president, he will continue to serve as its chief executive officer and work a full-time schedule.
Eric Fawcett, the bank’s executive vice president, will succeed Warner as president.

Parkview Huntington Hospital unveils its new tech ambulance

Jeremiah Tucker (right), a paramedic at Parkview Huntington Hospital, demonstrates the power stretcher, featuring an inline track that uses a power lift to load the stretcher into the hospital’s new ambulance, as Emergency Medical Technician Alivia Eiting takes on the role of patient. The ambulance was on display at the front entrance of PHH on Friday, Jan. 11.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A new ambulance that increases safety for both patient and emergency medical service workers is now on the streets, responding to medical emergency calls.

Parkview Huntington Hospital introduced its newest ambulance to its staff and the public on Friday, Jan. 11. Some of Parkview’s emergency medical service professionals worked with the ambulance vendor to design and engineer the new truck, one of the first four in operation in the nation.

Roanoke man earns fall semester dean’s list honors at Ohio Wesleyan

Danny Brothers, of Roanoke, has been named to the 2018 fall semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University.

To earn dean’s list recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Huntington Catholic names perfect attendance students

Huntington Catholic has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

Elizabeth Ball, Evangeline Harrell, Genesis Ramirez, Colton Schenkel, Charla Stetzel and Henry Thompson.

First Grade
Mallory Barnard, Evan Burton, Declan Dolby, Logan Fowerbaugh, Carter Myers, Noah Reust, Adriana Schenkel, Lia Stanley and Bear Thornton.

Lincoln announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Lincoln Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

All A’s

Second Grade
Adison Allen, CaeLynn Baker, Kyla Bower, Aurora Brewer, Cheyanne Carpenter, Brady Fields, Amilya Gibson, Graci Maxwell, Taelyn Miller and Tristan Mitchell.

Third Grade
Graham Blackburn, Zoe Curry, Zane Feichter, Abby Good, Kennedy Hawkins, Owen Kline, Kayde Moore and Amber Myers.

Lincoln announces perfect attendance students

Lincoln Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

Morgan Alford, Miles Allen, Riley Armstrong, Ethen Brooks, Aaron Brown, Kenna Cohen, Marilynn Davis, Hunter Freeman, Paisley Hicks, Vincent Nichols, Trevor Shideler, Cadence Smith and Gabriel Tyner.

Salamonie Elementary names honor roll students

Salamonie Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

All A’s

Fifth Grade
Anna Clampitt, Isabella Draffen, Raylynn Eltzroth, Colleen Hughes, Aubrey Landrum, James Linker, Gunnar McCutcheon, Abigail Michaud, Jakira Morris and Dalton Stephan.

CPR certified

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The students in Terry Stoffel’s criminal justice class at Huntington North High School celebrate becoming certified through the American Heart Association in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Monday, Jan. 14, at the Huntington County Community Learning Center.