Roanoke VFD will refund money from summer portrait fund-raiser

The Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department is working to refund money to people who ordered but did not receive family portraits through a fund-raiser sponsored by the fire department over the summer, Fire Chief Chad Taylor says.

During the fund-raiser, Taylor says, the department accepted donations and also sold family portraits.

The company that was hired to take and distribute the portraits has apparently gone out of business, Taylor says.

The company kept the money paid for the portraits but did not deliver the pictures, he says.

Boy Scout Troop 130 will hold open house tonight

The scouts of Boy Scout Troop 130 invite families with young men ages 11 to 17 who are interested in Boy Scouts to attend an open house today, Monday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Miller family pond in Huntington.

The entrance to the grounds is located adjacent to the South Broadway Church of Christ, 1105 S. Broadway.

Boys can observe the troop's summer meeting program at the waterfront, and parents can direct questions about the scouting program to Troop 130 parents and leaders. Refreshments will be served.

Art examination

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Ann Shive, owner and curator of Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery in Roanoke, shows a piece of art to children from the Roanoke Public Library's Preschool Story Time. The children visited the gallery on Sept. 9, touring the facility for a chance to experience art in a public setting. Story Time children often visit businesses in Roanoke. Preschool Story Time at the Roanoke Public Library is held each Tuesday at 10 a.m. All preschoolers are invited to attend. Anyone bringing multiple children is asked to contact the library in advance at 672-2989.

Fultz attends Royal Neighbors forum

Kim Fultz, of Huntington, recently attended the Royal Neighbors of America's first womenLEAD Forum.

Royal Neighbors invited nine of its most successful female life insurance agents from across the country to the forum to provide them with a network of resources to further build their careers.

Royal Neighbors management presented sessions on underwriting, products, marketing plans, sales concepts and the organization's history and philanthropic mission.

Ehrenman and Gordon are listed in ‘Best Lawyers in America’ publication

Robert Eherenman (left) and Daniel Gordon.
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Two attorneys with local ties have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."

Robert P. Eherenman was listed in the practice areas of land use and zoning law and real estate law. He practices with Haller & Colvin, P.C., in Fort Wayne.

Eherenman graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1992 and from DePauw University in 1988.

Several earn summer degrees, honors at BSU

Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated or were included on the dean's list during the summer 2014 term.

Locally, Justin Glancy, of Huntington, has been named to the dean's list for summer 2014.

Summer 2014 graduates include Jessica Ehler, Bachelor of General Studies; Adam Drummond, Doctor of Education; and Ashley Ransom, Master of Arts in Education, all from Huntington.

Ball State is a state-supported university in Muncie with a current enrollment of about 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students.


Registrations still being accepted for trapper camp

Several openings remain in the trapping camp to be held Oct. 4 and 5 at Salamonie Reservoir.

The free program is open to trappers of all ages, especially youth.

Participants will set traps and return the next day to check the traps. Indiana State Trappers Association instructors will demonstrate skinning and fleshing the furbearers caught in the traps.

Lunch is provided both days and free overnight camping is available.

Registration is required by Sept. 26.

For information or to register, call Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 468-2127.

Huntington House yard sale set for this weekend

The Huntington House homeless shelter annual yard sale will be held Friday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a sack sale on Saturday until noon.

After noon on Saturday, everything is free until 1 p.m.

The sale will be held at St. Peter's First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.


Halloween-themed activities planned for Salamonie Lake’s Fall Festival

The Salamonie Lake Fall Festival will be held Oct. 17 and 18 in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area.

This year's event includes a Halloween-themed campsite decorating contest with prizes.

Saturday's activities include a live owl program at 3 p.m. at Salamonie's Interpretive Center. At 5 p.m. in the modern campground, hayrides and hot dog roasting will begin. Trick-or-treating runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and two 30-minute movies will begin at dark.

Campsite reservations are available by calling 866-622-6746 or by visiting

Free Healthy Baby class begins Sept. 22

Huntington County Extension will begin a new series of Have a Healthy Baby classes starting on Monday, Sept. 22. Two class options will be available to pregnant women.

Class times are Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 1:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Have a Healthy Baby is a free five-week program that is available to all pregnant women.

Climbing the ladder

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Roanoke Elementary School student Miles McMinn climbs a rope ladder to ring a bell at the Berne Swiss Heritage Days festival on Friday, Sept. 5. The school's fourth-grade classes took a study trip to Berne.

Sheets Museum fund-raiser to be at PAL on Nov. 1

Area residents have the opportunity to support the Sheets Wildlife Museum in Huntington at its annual fund-raising banquet Nov. 1 at the PAL Club.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for a social hour, with a variety of games scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Serving starts an hour later for the banquet prepared by Kim's Katering.

Attendees will provide the not-for-profit Sheets Wildlife Museum with resources to continue its programs and presentations promoting wildlife education and conservation.

Torn-up downtown streets scheduled for paving soon; other street projects also nearing completion

Mike Granger, laborer with Miller Pipeline, works on installing pipe beneath Jefferson Street on Thursday, Sept. 11. Pipe installation is nearing completion, and will be followed by the repaving of downtown streets.
Photo by Steve Clark.

There will be an end to the construction that's been taking place on Huntington streets, city leaders say.

Anthony Goodnight, who serves as the city's director of public works and engineering services, has provided an update on the four main projects taking place around the community - gas line replacement in the downtown area, sewer installation and reconstruction of Jade Road, new pavement on Hauenstein Road and the installation of the Frederick Street interceptor sewer.

Here are details for each of the projects:

Trail association to hail open of section of city trails

The Huntington Area Recreational Trail Association (HARTA) will host an event celebrating the opening of another section of city trails on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Elmwood Park.

The public is invited to walk all or part of this new one-mile stretch of community trail. This family oriented event is open to the community and though not required, walkers are encouraged to walk (or carry) their canine friends. Silly prizes will be awarded to participants and pups alike.

Huntington County 4-H Fair Association to hold annual meeting Sept. 16

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board will hear final committee reports from the 2014 4-H Fair program and approve the 2015 Huntington County 4-H Fair dates.

The board will also elect incoming board members and officers for the coming year.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County office, located at 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Courthouse Annex, Huntington or call 358-4826 or email