Five generations

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Joan and Charles Klenke (front, from left), of Fort Wayne, hold their great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Simmons, whose birth on Sept. 4, 2016 — 14 weeks early — completed five generations of their family. With them are (back, from left), the baby’s mother, Chelsea Kinzie; grandmother, Dawn Anders; and great-grandmother, Dianne Diehl, all of Huntington.

A helping hand

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Jan Williams (front row, second from left), executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, accepts a donation of $270 from the advanced child development classes at Huntington North High School. The students raised the money through a Kids’ Night Out movie night, and the gift will be used in the YSB’s On Your Way Up program. The classes also participated in a  school-wide diaper drive earlier this year.

Shepherd’s Pantry to distribute April 20

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution on Thursday, April 20, between 10 a.m. and noon.

The event is open for Andrews and Dallas Township residents.

The location is 67 N. Snowden St., in Andrews.

No appointment is necessary. Food is available on a first come, first served basis.

Heritage Pointe childcare to have f’raiser

Heritage Pointe Childcare will hold a fund-raiser fish fry Thursday, May 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dogwood Glen Clubhouse, 753E-900S, Warren.

The meal will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry. Tickets include a discount for children.

Local man recipient of iAB Employee Scholarship award

iAB financial bank and the Fort Wayne Community Foundation have announced the four recipients of the iAB financial bank Employee Scholarship award.

The 2017 recipients are:

• Trevor Szelis, who will be a freshman this fall at Trine University in Angola pursuing a degree in civil engineering. He is the son of Trent and Amy Szelis, Huntington.

• Alyssa Garver, a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne. She is the daughter of Greg and Dana Garver, of Harlan.

Solid Rock UMC to host pizza fund-raiser

The Solid Rock United Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship will hold a fund-raiser on Tuesday, April 18, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at East of Chicago, in Warren.

Proceeds from the event, including all tips, will be used for local missions projects.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Assistant Alexandra Forsythe (left) watches as (from left) Hannah Grove, Isaac Smelser and Ben Covey check out the “magic orbs” they concocted from household ingredients during a science workshop put on Tuesday, April 11, by Purdue Extension-Huntington County. Forsythe and Extension Educator Rae Ann O’Neill also led the group, which also included Ren Grove, in an attempt to concoct heat-sensitive slime, but that experiment wasn’t as successful. The workshop was part of a six-session series of hands-on science activities sponsored by the local Extension office.

Bippus Lions to host annual fish, enderloin meal April 25

The Bippus Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, April 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bippus Community Building.

The meal, prepared by Dan’s, includes green beans, coleslaw or applesauce and bread and butter.

Tickets are discounted for children ages 6 to 10.

Winans launches new lawn, landscaping service

Mike Winans is the owner of Superior Scapes Lawn and Landscaping LLC, in Roanoke. The business, which officially began in January, offers an array of services from weekly lawn maintenance and weed control to residential snow removal.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Michael Winans will receive his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Indiana Tech in May.

But already the Roanoke resident and Huntington North High School graduate has opened his own business, Superior Scapes Lawn and Landscaping LLC, because that’s the kind of work he really likes.

“It started when I was a little kid,” he explains. “I started doing it on the side and then I decided that it’s something that I really enjoyed doing, so I went on to get my license to do fertilization and weed control.”

Markle library to start book club

The Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library has announced the start of its first official book club.

The club will meet every fourth Monday of the month at 5 p.m., starting April 24, and meetings will involve discussing the book chosen for that week over coffee, provided free by Barkley Builders.

Geared toward adults, this book club will read fiction and non-fiction, with all titles selected by its members.

All are invited to attend.

‘Pioneer Granny Doctor’ to be topic of Salamonie Senior Lunch May 1

“Millie: The Pioneer Granny Doctor” will be the featured program for the Salamonie Senior Luncheon at Salamonie Interpretive Center on May 1.

Millie will be portrayed by Laura Whiteleather, an interpretive naturalist with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

The character of Millie goes back to a time when doctors were few and far between. Pioneers depended on knowledge of medicinal plants passed down from generations to help relieve symptoms from illness.

Rabbits before Easter

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Huntington North High School FFA members (foreground, from left) Cheyanne Karst, Savannah Jones and Kiara Dominguez display a pen of rabbits to kindergartners from Northwest Elementary School during a visit to the Tom and Rose Wall farm on Thursday, April 13. The FFA-coordinated trip to the Wall farm is an annual event. Photo provided.

Quayle Center brings back designer purse Bingo

The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center will hold its annual designer purse Bingo night, Spring Flingo, on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will be held in Rieder Auditorium of the Huntington Catholic Sch-ool Primary Building, adjacent to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington.

Admission covers 20 games. Each game’s winner will receive a designer purse.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Light snack foods will be available for purchase. Participants must be at least 18.

Warren Scouts to serve lunch April 23

The Warren Scouts will host their first Sunday Luncheon on Sunday, April 23. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center.

The menu includes ham, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and desserts. Children younger than 6 eat free.

Profits from the luncheon will be used to pay for boys to go to camp over the summer, new Scout equipment and an upcoming Eagle Scout project.

Tonight’s Dialogue on Diversity will focus attention on gender inequality

The City of Huntington Prevention Task Force will hold its second Community Dialogue on Diversity tonight, Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive.

The topic for this conversation is “Gender Inequality: A Woman’s Perspective.” A panel of speakers will discuss their experiences within the Huntington community. A question and answer time will follow.

PNC brings puppets, stories, iPad to Kids Kampus

Jennifer Minick (left) and Becky Scheiber (center), of PNC Bank in Huntington, help Ben Petek pick out decorations for his puppet during a visit to Pathfinder Kids Kampus on Tuesday, April 11.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Becky Scheiber, Carol Sunderman and Jennifer Minick, of PNC Bank in Huntington, paid a visit to Pathfinder Kids Kampus on Tuesday, April 11, dropping off gifts of an iPad, puppets and books and staying for story time and a puppet-making session.

The gifts were part of PNC’s Grow Up Great initiative, a nationwide effort to help children develop a passion for learning.

Area 4-H clubs announce this week’s activities

Huntington County 4-H activities this week include:

Tuesday, April 18
Canine Capers, 6 p.m., First Federal Community Building, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

T-Bone/Pork Chop Club, 6:30 p.m., Salamonie School gym.

Wednesday, April 19
Pistol, 6 p.m., Larry and Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Rabbit Workshop, 7 p.m., First Federal Community Building, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Salamonie COB to host Christian pianist April 30

The Salamonie Church of the Brethren, 2662W-600S, Warren, will host Christian pianist Jim Hendricks on Sunday, April 30, at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. 
The public is invited to attend.

As a child, Hendricks displayed an ability to play anything he heard on records and memorize any printed music that came across the piano. While still in grammar school, he was able to transcribe by ear complex harmonies and melodies without the use of a piano.

Diabetes education program set at Roanoke library

Novo Nordisk is holding a free Diabetes Academy class on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Roanoke Public Library, 314 N. Main St., Roanoke.

The class will be taught by a Novo Nordisk diabetes educator to help patients manage the disease. Curriculum includes:

• Diabetes 101 — covers basic diabetes information and terminology.

• Staying Healthy — provides tips for eating a healthy and staying active.

• Diabetes medication — reviews the basics about insulin and non-insulin injectable medications and demonstrates how to use injection devices.

Vaccination clinic

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Michaela Cook (center) holds her dog, "Ginger," as Indiana Business College vet tech students Madison Strong (left) and Maddie Sharp (right) administer a vaccination during the Canine Capers 4-H Club's annual vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 15, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. In addition to low-cost vaccinations, dogs could receive nail trims, heartworm tests and microchips. The clinic was a fund-raiser for the club and was sponsored by Dr. Jill E. Reinholt of Riverside Veterinary Clinic in Warren.


Healthy Steps

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Justin Hosler (front) receives a chair massage from Laura Hosler, a physical therapy assistant at Parkview Huntington Hospital, at the semi-annual Healthy Steps wellness fair on Saturday morning, April 15. The fair offered free health screenings, medical information, healthy lifestyle tips and low-cost lab tests.

'Blessing of the bikes'

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Bikers head out from Risen Savior Church in Huntington for a ride after receiving a "blessing of the bikes" on Saturday, April 15.

Lots of walking

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This map shows the City of Huntington’s planned network of trails. Construction of a section of the Little River Trail along Riverside Drive will be completed this spring, and construction of a segment of the Erie Rail Trail from Briant Street to Huntington University, begins this week.

Shooting stars

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Students participating in Roanoke Elementary School’s enrichment class learned about the stars and planets in the night sky recently with the use of an inflatable planetarium. Pictured are (front row, from left) Braianah Reed, Kaitlyn Sparks and Chloe North; and (back row, from left) Eliza Wohlford, Dean VanRyn, Lorelei Madsen, Isaac Conwell, Scott May and Bram McCracken.

Lancaster announces honor roll students for third quarter

Lancaster Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Second grade
Lily Andrews, James Arivett, Clayton Ayoub, Carter Brewer, Charles Close, Dalton Couch, Libby Couch, Alivia Everidge, Ava Getman, Hunter Gillespie, Geneva Hack, Brody Harris, Dalton Hoch, Dylan Husband and Ethan Johnson.

Andrews Elementary names its 3Q honor roll students

Andrews Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Fifth grade
Gracie Fields, Dayton Hartwig, Sophie Hudson, Corinne Martz, Elle McDonald, Ethan Meyer, Hunter Nunemaker, Keagan Price, Kylie Price, Caleb Reust, Jessica Rice, Haven Rieger, Jaycie Smith, Josiah Spath, Jade Stayner, Aaliayh Stephens, Shyanne Stout, Luke Teusch, Rachel Vereeke and Isaac Wilson.

Lancaster Elementary honors perfect attendance students

Lancaster Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

James Arivett, Clayton Ayoub, Luka Beemer, Zachary Bishop, Aidan Brinkman, Jacob Brosz, Katelyn Bryant, Braeden Christiansen, Mason Christiansen, Chloe Couch, Jason Couch, Brady Covey, John Covey, Tricia’Lynn Craig, Braxton Cutshall, Raygen Davis, Aubrey Dayhuff, Bentley Dayhuff and Anthony Dials.

Dream Center counseling earns court approval

Huntington Superior Court Judge Jenny Newton has approved the Indiana Dream Center’s outpatient program as an option for anyone who has been ordered by her court to obtain drug or alcohol counseling.

The Dream Center says its faith-based program is designed to help with any life-controlling issues by discovering the cause of the addiction and reaching a solution.

Wanna be on stage?

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tri Kappa members Nicole Johnson and Annette Carroll (from left), co-chairs of Red Stocking Follies 16, listen as director Rich Najuch explains how local residents can get involved in this year’s show. The once-every-three-years extravaganza kicked off with the traditional Meet the Director Party on Monday, April 10, at the New Huntington Theater, where performances are set for May 4, 5 and 6. The show, written and directed by Najuch and Joel Froomkin, features all local talent.

Fishing is free at Salamonie, other sites on Saturday

This Saturday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is a free fishing day at Salamonie Lake.

Indiana residents can fish public waters at Salamonie and other sites in Indiana without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp.

Free Fishing Days are opportunities for families to learn to fish because adults don’t need a license.

Families can fish for trout during special events at Columbia City’s Morsches Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and at Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell from 9 a.m. to noon.