Taste of Roanoke

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Laura Wilson, of La Dolce Vita in Roanoke, serves crepes to Judy Mowery (right) and Nila Ross (center) during the Taste of Roanoke event Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Roanoke.

Music to the ears

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Conglomernotes serenade diners with big band music during Taste of Roanoke, held Saturday evening, Aug. 15, in downtown Roanoke. The event allows diners to sample the fare of Roanoke restaurants and non-profit organizations.

Huntington CROP Walk set for Oct. 4

The Huntington County CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will be held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4.

Walkers will step off on a 5K walk through Huntington at 2 p.m., joining participants in some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide.

Churches who would like to become involved in the event are asked to call Dean Beery, event coordinator, at 356-4444.

Last year, the 13 participating churches raised more than $6,300 to help stop poverty in the community and worldwide through self-help initiatives.

2 PHH ER employees get scholarships

Linda Prus (left), Parkview Huntington Hospital director of patient care, presents Jill Dreyer Scholarships to employees Deb Jeffers (center) and Stephanie Smith.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital emergency room employees Deb Jeffers, RN, and Stephanie Smith, unit clerk, have been awarded Jill Dreyer Scholarships in the amount of $500 to pursue nursing degrees.

The scholarship fund was established in memory of the late Jill Dreyer, a member of the hospital's nursing staff. It is supported by gifts that include contributions from Parkview Huntington employees through the annual Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation giving campaign. The scholarship is administered by the foundation.

Local Boys & Girls Club now offering one-year memberships

Briach Shrock, member of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, shows off the ID card that alllows members access to the facility and its resources.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County is now offering one-year memberships.

Membership is required to check in and out of the club's facility, between 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

Members participate in the five program areas, character and leadership, education, the arts, sports and recreation, and health and fitness. They receive tutoring for homework, opportunities for athletic activities, a free nutritious meal, opportunities for community service, mentoring from staff members and more.

Historic Forks sets aside a day of entertainment for Senior Citizens

The Historic Forks of the Wabash will host its annual Senior Day on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the historic park in Huntington.

Senior citizens are invited to attend the day's activities. Anna Fullhart will greet visitors in the Visitor's Center will dulcimer music. Nineteenth century shoemaking will be dem-onstrated by Bill Rapp, as he sets up a cobbler's shop in the museum. Sue Judd will be spinning in the Visitor's Center. Refreshments will be served.


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Moose Lodge 837 Women of the Moose, Chapter 255, donated 263 school supply items to The Salvation Army to be used in its latchkey program. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Brianna Louthan and Sharon Herring, latchkey employees; Capt. Sally Sell, Karen Price, senior regent of Chapter 255, and Julia Wine, recorder.

Seeking LaMont nominations

Pathfinder Services Inc. is once again accepting nominations for the annual Herbert D. LaMont Award.

The 24th annual award will be presented to someone in the community who has made an extra effort to assist persons with disabilities.

It is given in memory of Herbert D. LaMont, who was a major force in the development of services for persons with disabilities in Huntington County. He was an early supporter of Pathfinder Services Inc.

Taste of Roanoke is Saturday on Main Street

The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 16th annual Taste of Roanoke on Saturday, Aug. 15, on Main Street in Roanoke.

The Taste of Roanoke will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature some of the local restaurants, non-profit organizations and civic groups along with live entertainment by the Conglomernotes. This 17-piece orchestra plays big band music that will entertain diners outside on the street. Room on the street will also be available for dancing.

Among the food items on the "menu" for the Taste of Roanoke are:

Huntington University gets a second top college ranking from

For the second time, has named Huntington University one of America's Best Colleges.

At No. 97 on the overall list, Huntington was fifth among Indiana public and private colleges and universities and the second highest-ranked member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. In addition, Huntington ranked No. 86 on's list of America's Best Private Colleges.

Tractor contest senior lawn and garden division winners

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Winners in the area 4-H Tractor Contest's senior lawn and garden division were (from left) Paul Mesing, first, of Adams County; Darren Engleking, second, of LaGrange County; and Erikk Schoeff, third, of Huntington County.

4-H tractor contest junior farm/ag winners

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Winners in the area 4-H Tractor Contest's junior farm/ag tractor division were (from left) Cody Studebaker, first, of Whitley County; Elliot Gehres, second, of Adams County; and Michael Winters, third, of Huntington County.

Bulmer, Winters and Schoeff on to state tractor operators' contest

Winners in the area 4-H Tractor Contest’s senior farm/ag division were (from left) Matt Bulmer, first, of Huntington County; Jake Perkins, second, of LaGrange County; and Cory Studebaker, third, of Whitley County.
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The Area XI 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest was held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds with a total of 49 4-H members, representing seven different counties in northeastern Indiana.

Results are as follows:

In the Senior Ag Tractor, a total of 13 drivers participated in the division. Matt Bulmer, of Union Township, finished with first place honors. Kyle Lahr, of Jackson Township, and Nathan Richardson, of Dallas Township, also participated in this division but did not qualify for the state contest.

County Clerk Stoffel to resign

Huntington County Clerk Vicki Stoffel plans to resign her office at the end of the year, and the Republican Party has scheduled a caucus to select her successor.

Stoffel's term lasts through Dec. 31, 2010. She says she plans to resign Dec. 31 of this year. The caucus will be held Aug. 18 to give Stoffel time to train her successor in the responsibilities of the office, Huntington County Republican Chairman Kris Underwood says.

"It just makes it easier for training purposes and transition," Stoffel says.

10 4-H scholarships are given out during recent Huntington County fair

A total of 10 4-H scholarships, totaling $5,000, were presented during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The 4-H members receiving scholarships are:

• The Janell Marie Saunders Nursing/Health Profession Memorial Scholarship was presented to Nicole Shaw, of Jefferson Township. Her parents are Todd Shaw, of Columbia City, and Susan Denman, of Warren. She currently attends the University of Saint Francis and is studying nursing. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a 4-H student entering nursing or other health profession.

Basket fund-raiser for Pathfinder Pacesetter effort

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is continuing ITS United Way Pacesetter campaign with a basket fundraiser.

The staff from the organization has assembled 16 baskets. Seven baskets will be placed in a silent auction and nine baskets raffled off. Bidding ends at noon on Friday, Aug. 14.

Wildcat Festival Parade deadline extended to Aug. 18

The Markle Wildcat Festival Parade deadline has been extended to Aug. 18.

Parade entry forms are available online at and may be e-mailed to Rhonda O'Reilly, parade chairman, at

The parade is Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact O'Reilly at 273-0716.


Council Against Domestic Violence to hold meet about protective orders

The Council Against Domestic Violence will present an open public meeting on protec-tive orders on Aug. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department.

The guest speaker will be Jennifer Pyclik, a deputy prosecutor with the Huntington County Prosecutor's Office.

The program will feature information on issues pertaining to protective orders, reviewing the current protective order statute and addressing issues relating to domestic violence.

Like the bees

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Kids work on putting together a “beehive piñata” at the Salamonie Summer Day Camp at the Lost Bridge West Interpretive Center at Salamonie Reservoir on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The week-long camp’s focus was on insects and the day’s topic dealt with bees. Helping with the project are (from left) Devon Dill, Autumn Taylor, Holly Gillespie, Drew Bartrom, Young Hoosier Conservation Corps aide Ashley Poole and Aiden Huizinga (facing back).

VNC women's retreat moved to Aug. 22

The date of the Victory Noll Center Women's Auxiliary retreat has been moved to Aug. 15.

The retreat, which was previously announced to be held Aug. 22, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Victory Noll Center.

The program will be "Jesus' Women's Auxiliary: Those Who Participated in His Mission." The retreat is for women already members of the auxiliary or for those who are interested in becoming members.

Free entertainment

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the local band Loose Gravel perform for a crowd at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Friday, July 31. The free concert was one of a series of outdoor concerts being sponsored this summer by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

New friends

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Connor Miller makes friends with a greyhound named Pan during the Furr Fest Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Huntington County Humane Shelter. Pan came with owner Marita Pierce and All-Star Greyhounds of Fort Wayne.

Playing those tunes

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Several members of the flute section learn their drill and music during the first day of the Huntington North High School Marching Vikes' band camp on Monday, Aug. 3, at the school. Playing are (from left)Desire Okuly, Brooke Crisswell, Brandi Ayers and Kayla Canvin.

UW Pacesetters to hold Prize Basket Bingo Thursday evening at Heritage Hall

The Huntington County United Way Pacesetters have begun their campaigns to raise money for the United Way before the official start of the United Way Campaign later this year.

The organizations, Beacon Credit Union, Teachers Credit Union and First Federal Savings Bank are joining efforts for a new event, Prize Basket Bingo.

The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Huntington University will cover state cuts to 253 students' awards

Huntington University students concerned about reductions in state grants can breathe easier.

The university has stepped up to cover the difference for the 253 students affected by Indiana's cuts to individual student awards.

Eighteen percent of these students are from Huntington County.

Scholarship awarded

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County 4-H member Nicole Shaw (front row, right) was awarded the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, during the 4-H awards program Wednesday, July 29, at Hier’s Park. The scholarship, given to a 4-H graduate who is pursuing studies in a health-related field, is given in honor of Saunders, a 10-year 4-H member who was studying nursing at the time of her death in 2006.

HU a 'regional best' for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Huntington University is named as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review.

The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its Web site feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region that posted July 27.

Setting the pace

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

United Way Pacesetters financial division representatives (from left) Jennifer Eller, of Teachers Credit Union; Satin Lemon, of First Federal Savings Bank; and Sue Rumple, of Beacon Credit Union, pose with Love INC Executive Director Bill Fetrow with items received during a recent drive. The institutions collected non-perishaable items, clothing and household items and donated them to Love INC as part of the United Way Pacesetter campaign.

A new coat

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dave Gillespie (left) and Rex Thrift, employees at Shuttleworth Inc., carefully apply paint to the foyer of the Youth Services Bureau on Wednesday, July 22. The activity was part of a United Way Pacesetter event.

Freshmen to get first taste of Huntington North High School

Huntington North High School will hold freshman orientation on Aug. 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the HNHS field house.

Registration is from 1 to 1:25 p.m. Students should enter the building through Door 28 and be picked up at the same place.

During the day, students will have the chance to meet their mentors and get schedule and locker information as well as the opportunity to purchase a "HNHS Class of 2013" T-shirt.

At 5 p.m., parents are welcome to participate in the tour of the building with their child.