B.B. Vape brings new commodity to town

Bart Berry, owner of B.B. Vape, stands behind his vapor tasting bar, where customers are welcome to try his custom e-liquid — available in 44 flavors — for free.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

B.B. Vape has introduced a new commodity to Huntington - custom e-liquid.

The store, which officially opened May 31, offers electronic cigarettes and vaping devices as well as a vapor lounge that offers free WiFi, snacks and beverages.
Owned by Bart Berry, B.B. Vape has a "try it free" policy.

A "tasting" bar, adorned with individual seats and a menu of flavor options at each place setting, greets all patrons - vapor amateurs and seasoned vets alike.

Berry says it all started as a hobby.

Humane Society to help struggling pet owners

The Huntington County Humane Society has initiated a community outreach program to assist financially struggling pet owners.

Through the program, which is funded by grants and donations, pet owners can receive assistance with expenses such as veterinary care, grooming or pet food. The specific assistance offered is based on the individual household's needs and could also include collars and leashes, transportation to a veterinarian's office and assistance with spaying or neutering.

Bonus antlerless deer county quotas are set

Bonus antlerless county quotas have been set for the 2014 Indiana deer hunting season, with quotas being reduced in 19 counties and increased in four.

In Huntington County, the quota is being reduced from four in 2013 to three in 2014, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced.

The quota assigned to a county represents the number of antlerless deer a hunter may take in that county above the basic bag limits. A license is needed for each deer taken.

First Federal Savings Bank names trio of new employees to its staff

(From left) Lukas Kaylor, Alex Easley and Eric Hensley.
Photos provided.

First Federal Savings Bank has announced three additions to its staff.

Lukas Kaylor joined the First Federal staff on June 2 as a part time teller at the North Jefferson location in Huntington. Kaylor received his academic honors diploma from Huntington North High School in 2014. Previously, he was a server at Bob Evans Restaurants. He is a member of Emmanuel Community Church and currently resides in Huntington.

Several locals earn Ball State honors

The spring 2014 dean's list for Ball State University has been announced.

Local students listed are:

Felecia Alderman, Jake Crosley, Caroline Ever- idge, Kevin Fisher, Patricia Flores, Aleesha Gamble, Justin Glancy, Becca Goodman, Jessica Huey, Justin Miller, Bethany Olinger, Kelsey Smart, Chelsi Snyder, Alex Uecker and Rachael Wieczorek.

Tyler Bracht and Rosemary Kaiser.

Colin McIntire and Spencer Sabinske.


Writer’s workshop set at Roanoke library

Mary Morgan.
Photo provided.

Roanoke Public Library will host a writer's workshop on Thursday, July 17.

Children's author Mary Morgan, writer of National Park Mysteries, will be present.

The workshop will begin at 7 p.m., ending at 8:30 p.m.
The Roanoke Public Library is located at 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, Roanoke.

This event is free, and sponsored by Roanoke Public Library and Roanoke Lions Club.


Hazardous waste site closed for holiday

The Huntington County Solid Waste Management District household hazardous waste facility will not be open on Saturday, July 5, because of Independence Day.

Instead, the facility will be open for drop-off of household hazardous waste on Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Jonathan Leist, district director, at 358-4886.


Retreat at St. Felix

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rev. Peter Deede left), associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Fort Wayne, and a Burmese native, coordinated a retreat this past weekend for Burmese youth from Catholic churches in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kansas and Pennsylvania at St. Felix Catholic Center, in Huntignton. Deede holds a contgainer as one of the youth in attendance pulls out names of saints during an activity.

Club Create session

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rylee Denney (left) watches as Kyra Williams cuts cheese for a slowcooker dip on Saturday, June 28, at the Andrews Library during a Club Create session for youth ages 10 to 16. Participants made slow-cooker dips and necklaces.

The perfect melon

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Melba Parrett (right), of Huntington, chooses a cantaloupe at the produce stand operated by Nick Denney of Denny Farms, Warsaw, on Wednesday, June 25, at the Huntington Farmers' Market. Despite threatening skies business was brisk at the market, with vendors offering a variety of items including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, salsa and maple syrup. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

On top of Huntington -- sort of

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Wendy Wolfert (left), of Huntington, enjoys the view from 95 feet in the air at the top end of the Huntington Fire Department Ladder Truck on Wednesday, June 25, along with firefighter Brent Bowman. Wolfert won the trip at a drawing at the Etna Avenue Fire Station open house during Heritage Days.

Middle school poets

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Three middle school students placed in the Huntington City-Township Public Library's poetry contest and received their awards on Monday, June 23. They are (from left) Audra Neal, honorable mention; Alivia Schulte, first place; and Jayce Lawrence, honorable mention. Their poems are on display at the library.

Bookmark artists

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Winners of the Huntington City-Township Public Library annual bookmark decorating contest are (from left) Alexandria Koch, in the grades 6 to 12 division; and Miranda Lippe, in the Grades K to 6 division. Not pictured is the Markle branch winner, Kaylyn Delaney. The artists were challenged to design a bookmark with the summer library reading program theme of "Fizz, Boom, Read!"

High school poets

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The winners of the Huntington City-Township Public Library poetry contest, high school division, are (from left) Chrysa Keenon, second place, and winner of the Director's Choice award; and Richa Patel, first place. Not pictured is Melissa Westfall, third place. Their poems are on display at the library.

Group searching for Second Infantry vets

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.

For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, NE, scheduled for Sept. 16 through Sept. 20, contact Secretary/Treasurer Bob Haynes at or 224-225-1202.