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Gethsemane food distribution on Thursday

The Gethsemane Ministries food pantry will have a distribution on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its location at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

First Evensong concert of 2020 is pipe organ program

The first Evensong concert of 2020 will be given by Cindy Romano on Trinity United Methodist Church’s refurbished 1958 Möller pipe organ on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.

The theme for Romano’s program is classical works for organ that incorporate hymns and chorale tunes, as well as other types of church music. Among the composers represented are J.S. Bach, Johann Pachelbel and Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Rides to VA available for county’s veterans

Dedicating the vehicle that will be used to begin the new VTN – Veterans Transport Network – in Huntington County are members of American Legion Post 7 and other local officials who helped get the free service going for veterans. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) former Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters; current Mayor Richard Strick; Steve Garwood, second vice of Post 7; and VTN Coordinator Curt Juergens; and (back row from left) Chad Hammel, chief deputy of the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department; Post 7 Commander Stan Klosowski; Ed Hippensteel, Post 7 chaplain; and Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County veterans who need a ride to a Veterans Administration medical facility now have a new resource, with the launch of a new transportation service designed to meet their needs without cost.

Curt Juergens, who is the coordinator of the new Veterans Transport Network of Huntington County, says the mission of VTN is to provide veterans, or veterans with caregivers or a spouse who are unable to drive, free transportation provided by local volunteers.

Lincoln Elementary announces 2Q honor roll

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Second Grade
Lucian Cline, Isyabel Farthing, Jonah Fields, Brycan Hathaway, Jaylene Herber, Madeline Holley, Ethan Johnson, Arthur Kalhoefer, Ethan Loy, Aurie Martin, Lorelai Noland, Keva Perrin, Branson Rennaker, Samuel Reiger, Kasie Shively, Ruby Uresti-Reyes and Augustus Widmeyer.

Creating a winter scene


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Elizabeth Manes (left) and her mom, Karla Manes, both of Andrews, work on making pictures depicting winter-themed pictures at the craft workshop held Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. The scenes were created on glass and then framed.

Amity Lodge hails 145 years of Freemasonry

Amity Lodge 483 Free & Accepted Masons of Indiana’s new officers are (from left) Mark Johnston, Justin Wall, Matthew Doss, Mike Nightengale, Zac Carpenter, Ed Hershberger, Vern Neel and Robb Fultz. They were installed on Dec. 28, with Doss named worshipful master.

Amity Lodge 483 Free & Accepted Masons of Indiana celebrated 145 years of Freemasonry in Huntington County at its installation ceremony of officers on Dec. 28.

Matthew Doss was named worshipful master, Justin Wall was named senior warden and Steven Lafallotte was named junior warden.

Mark Johnston will serve as secretary, Les Howe will serve as treasurer and Vern Neel will continue to serve as chaplain. Robb Fultz moves to the senior deacon seat, Mike Nightengale moves to junior deacon and Bob Crispin will again sit as tyler.

Newton announces Indiana Sheriff’s Assn. to again give scholarships

Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton has announced that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.

There will be approximately 40 scholarships in the amount of $750 each awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association also offers scholarships

The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association offers scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.

IEHA is a state organization with a focus on continued education, leadership development and volunteer community support. This organization offers annual scholarships for all ages and in a variety of fields of education.

Horace Mann elementary names honor roll for second quarter

Horace Mann Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Clayton Ayoub, Carter Brewer, Adrian Brooks, Reece Davis, Patrick Flowers, Jasper Krumanaker, Gracie Lautzenhiser, Ellery Scheiber, Titus Schultz, Madolyn Smith, Chase Stecher, Luke Szelis and Marlene Willcox.

Fetters takes new role at Pathfinder Services Inc.

Brooks Fetters
Photo provided.

Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman has announced the hiring of Brooks Fetters as chief marketing and development officer. Fetters began his new role on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Fetters recently concluded his second term as mayor of the City of Huntington. Niederman said he is an accomplished executive leader whose career in Huntington has spanned more than two decades, with a strong focus on servant leadership. Fetters is well-acquainted with Pathfinder Services, having previously served on the Board of Directors.

Making drinkable water


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Assisted by his daughter, Andrea Krumanaker (left), Mark Krumanaker demonstrates how to filter water to make it potable during the family’s presentation on their journeys to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, given Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. The talk was part of ADTPL’s Library Brew series.

Enyeart wins spelling bee at Salamonie ES

Aiden Enyeart
Photo provided.

Aiden Enyeart was crowned champion of Salamonie School’s annual spelling bee, held Dec. 19.

The competition continued for four rounds, with Enyeart winning by spelling the word “trifecta.” He will go on to compete in the county spelling bee held at Huntington University in February.

Irelynn Hethcote was the contest’s runner-up.

Men’s Community Lunch at HP-Warren on Jan. 17

All men are invited to A Men’s Community Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 17, at noon in the 1A Activity Room at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

The menu will consist of offerings from East of Chicago Pizza.

Heritage Pointe of Warren is located at 801 Huntington Ave., Warren. To RSVP call Diane Johnson, djohynson@ummh.org or call 375-2201 ext. 4242.

Shepherd’s Pantry’s next distribution is Thursday

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold their next food distribution on Thursday, Jan. 16, between the hours of 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lions Clubhouse located at 365 Leedy Lane.

The distribution is intended for Andrews/Dallas Township area residents only. No appointment is necessary. First come first served. Those getting food must bring their own container.

If weather conditions are such that schools are closed on distribution day, the pantry will also be closed and reopen when schools are back in session.

Huntington County Right to Life presents gifts to ‘Christmas baby’

Ashlynn Pierce and her parents were honored as the first baby born following Christmas. She is held by her mother, Taylor Pierce, and joined by her father, Ethan Pierce. The family received a gift of baby items from Huntington County Right to Life.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Continuing a tradition for the past 38 years, Huntington County Right to Life has presented a gift package to the family of the first baby born on or following Christmas.

This year, Ashlynn Pierce was born on Dec. 31 at 9:34 a.m., the daughter of Ethan and Taylor Pierce, of Huntington.

Baby Ashlynn weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and measured 19.25 inches long at birth.

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