Several from Bowers Jewelry attend RJO Summer Buying Show

Bowers Jewelers staff (from left) Rob Paolillo, Jolene Paolillo and Penny Cuttriss visit with Asher Lubelsky at the Fischler Diamonds Booth during the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization Summer Buying Show in Minneapolis, MN.
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Rob Paolillo, Jolene Paolillo and Penny Cuttriss from Bowers Jewelers and other top jewelers from around the country recently attended the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Summer Buying Show in Minneapolis, MN.

The three-day event, held semi-annually, gave jewelers the opportunity to learn about industry trends, network with other professional jewelers and share business ideas. This year’s show was themed “Minneapolis Rockstars.”

Locals compete at state fair

Here are the results of how Huntington County 4-H members placed in the 4-H Beef Show held at the Indiana State Fair:

Class 1, Commercial Breeding Heifers-9
Riley Richardson, fifth place.

Class 3, Senior Heifer Calves, born Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2017
Aubrey Landrum, third place.

Deadline to sign up for CRP is Aug. 17, reminds FSA

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17.

“Any agricultural producer that has eligible land should review the benefits of this program,” said Fordyce.  “It removes from production marginal, erodible land and, in doing so, improves water quality, increases wildlife habitat and provides more opportunities for recreational activities, including fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.”  

Local Walmart helps Hoosiers Feeding group

Walmart Store 2311, located in Huntington, has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $500 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock.

“We are very excited about our ‘Meat’ the Need program,” said Debra Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, “and pleased that Walmart is continually making an investment in our community.”

Love INC Unity Feast set for Aug. 19 at Heritage Hall, Hgtn. Co. Fairgrounds

The ninth annual Love In the Name of Christ Unity Feast will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The celebration of the unity of local churches through the ministry of Love INC will feature a dinner menu of chicken and noodles or roast pork, with a bake sale and carry-out available, sponsored by area churches.

Tickets may be purchased at the Love INC office or at the door.

Roanoke resident set to attend Troy University

Raeann Dobler, of Roanoke, has completed new student orientation and enrolled at Troy University for the Fall 2018 semester at the Troy Campus.

The fall semester for the Troy Campus starts on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Troy University is located at Troy, AL.

New sign constructed

Photo by Steve Clark.

Workers from Mossburg Masonry, in Markle, construct a City of Huntington sign along U.S.-24 in Huntington, near Safari Trail, on Thursday, Aug. 9. The brick and limestone sign is situated at Huntington’s western gateway and joins identical signs already constructed at the city’s eastern and southern gateways. Pictured are (from left) Rick McClure and Aaron Mossburg. Not pictured is Kirby Mossburg.

Ivy Tech announces summer dean’s list students

Ivy Tech Community College recently announced the summer 2018 dean’s list for the Fort Wayne campus and the Warsaw site. Included in the list are local students:

Huntington – Bryant Bradler, Eden Conley, Kristopher Henderson, Audra Kimmell, Kami Koch, Lee Anna Mongold, Richard Schock, Danielle Schwartz and Jennifer Woodcox.

Roanoke – Austin Nagel.

Warren – Tonya Dentzer.

The Dean’s List, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who:

• Are degree-seeking.

Scott memorial meal to benefit youth bowlers

A chili and hot dog supper in memory of Doug Scott will benefit Huntington County Youth Bowling.

The supper will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 85, 1410 S. Jefferson St. Admission is by free will donation.

Scott coached youth bowling for many years at both Rainbow Lanes and Oak Lanes, in Huntington. He also coached boys’ bowling at Huntington North High School, leading the team to the state championship title in the Indiana high school state bowling tournament in 2011.

Schul scholar chosen

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Ann Ambler (left) representing the Schul Scholarship committee, congratulates Kasey Konz, the winner of the 2018 Constance L. Schul Scholarship. The scholarship is given to a student who is pursuing a degree in the health field. Konz will be attending Indiana University this fall majoring in human biology.

New twist on genealogy data set for Aug. 20 at Huntington library branch

A presentation entitled “Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data” aims to share research knowledge with everyone and will take place Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Indiana Room.

Presented by Elissa Powell, CG, CGL, a professional genealogist and researcher, it will demonstrate a variety of tricks used in advanced levels of research and ways to look at what data genealogy researchers have from different angles.

Andrews Volunteer Fire Department readies for fund-raising mud bog

The Andrews Mud Bog is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, on property at the end of Terrell Street, in Andrews, at noon.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.

The sign-in period for individuals wishing to participate in the event will run from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a participation fee. Drivers ages 16 to 17 must have parental consent.

Mintons among 49 Hoosier farmers getting ‘River Friendly’ accolade for 2018

Forty-nine Hoosier farmers, including two from Huntington County, have been announced as “River Friendly” for 2018.

James L. Minton and Gary W. Minton received the award, nominated by the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Shooter response

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of local law enforcement take aim at the “active shooter” – in this case a fellow officer playing the role of a gunman – inside Riverview Middle School during active shooter training Monday, Aug. 6. Pictured are (from left) Maj. Chris Newton, Huntington County Sheriff’s Department; Master Trooper Jamie Hotchkiss, Indiana State Police; and Marshal John Markley, Markle Police Department.

PHF awards grants to five depts.

Fourteen mini-grants, totaling $7,221, have been awarded to five departments at Parkview Huntington Hospital by Parkview Huntington Foundation.

The grants will fund requests addressing patient safety and comfort, educational materials, computer accessories and therapy enhancements. They were approved July 25 by the foundation’s board of directors after consideration of a recommendation by a grant review panel of board members.

Grant funding is drawn from the foundation’s unrestricted Greatest Need Fund, using money contributed during the 2018 Employee Generosity Campaign.