Two new troopers hit streets for FW post

Pictured Jeremy Brice (left) and Brent Lemberg
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Two new troopers reported for duty today, May 12, at the Indiana State Police Post, in Fort Wayne.

Probationary troopers Jeremy A. Brice and Brent D. Lemberg are among the 47 troopers who graduated from Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on May 1. Brice will be assigned to patrol in Huntington County, and Lemberg is a former Huntington University student.

Best in contest

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Maddison Levy, a fifth-grade student at Huntington Catholic School, holds her winning artwork that was chosen for the cover of the Run for the Rams program book. Levy's picture was selected out of 34 entries in the contest, which was open to all HCS students in kindergarten through eighth grade. She received a $50 gift card. The judges of the contest were Michael Zahn of First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters and Huntington Police Chief EJ Carroll. The 15th Annual Run for the Rams fund-raiser took place Saturday, May 10, at the PAL Club.

First Federal earns spot in top 200 banks for its size

First Federal Savings Bank has again been recognized by American Banker Magazine.

First Federal was tanked 166th among the top 200 community banks with less than $2 billion in assets for 2013.

The rankings are based on the banks' average return on equity over the past three years.

This is the third consecutive year First Federal has been among the top 200 community banks.


Two students receive Safety Council scholarships

Lukas Kaylor (front row, center) is surrounded by representatives from the Smith family, Huntington County Safety Council and Transwheel, as he accepts the Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Wednesday, May 7.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Huntington County Safety Council awarded scholarships to Lukas Kaylor and Tiffany Burke on Wednesday, May 7.

The high school seniors were awarded $1,000 to assist in their pursuit of careers in a health or safety related field. The students were selected based on academic performance, ability and financial need.

Kaylor was awarded the Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Transwheel and the safety council.

Safety council scholarship

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Tiffany Burke (center) is surrounded by her parents, and representatives from Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters and the Huntington County Safety Council as she accepts a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the organizations on Wednesday, May 7. Pictured are (from left) Sister Ginger Downey, OLVM; Holly Sale, president of Huntington County Safety Council; Paula Burke, Burke's mother; Burke; Dave Burke, Burke's father; Kathi Sands, director of human resources, OLVM and Kay Lankford, director of operations, OLVM.

Rapp publishes new book

Doris Gaines Rapp, of Huntington, is the author of "Smoke from Distant Fires," published April 4 by Daniel's House Publishing.

The historical fiction novel follows two middle school students who are assigned to document their families' connections to the Shawnee Indians. The family secrets that are revealed make them the butts of other students' jokes and bullying.

Twenty percent of the 2014 profits from "Smoke from Distant Fires" is being donated to benefit families and children through the United Methodist Women and local family programs.

Master gardeners plan annual plant sale May 17

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will have a spring plant sale on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

All are welcome to stop and see the selection of plants available as well as to learn more about spring planting.

Proceeds from the sale of these plants will go for both scholarships and local projects throughout Huntington County.

Ongoing projects for the Huntington County Master Gardeners include displays at Forks of the Wabash and Salamonie Reservoir.

Roanoke Kiwanis Club awards three scholarships

Rick Hartley, Roanoke Kiwanis Club president (left) stands with scholarship recipients (from left) Abby Blocker, Caitlin Ellis and Madison Carmichael.
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The Roanoke Kiwanis Club has chosen three recipients to be awarded $500 scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded to students who attended Roanoke Elementary and have excelled in a variety of areas including academics, extra-curricular activities and community service.

One of the scholarships is named in honor of the late DeLoss Hartley. Hartley was a founding member of Roanoke Kiwanis and a civic leader in Roanoke.

Markle sets collection guidelines for town’s May clean-up event

May Clean-up will be held in Markle on Tuesday, May 20, with metal items only to be collected. On Tuesday, May 27, all other items will be collected.

Those items include anything too large for regular trash collection such as furniture, carpeting, appliances or any metal items.

Items that will not be collected include hazardous materials, tires, liquid paints, brush, wire, fence or torn down construction.

Also, items that may be disposed of in normal curbside garbage pickup are ineligible for disposal on clean-up days.

Parkview Huntington honors volunteers with spring luncheon

Pictured are those reaching milestones who attended the annual Parkview Huntington Hospital volunteer appreciation luncheon.
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Nearly 100 volunteers from Parkview Huntington Hospital attended the annual PHH volunteer appreciation luncheon April 16 at St. Peter's First Community Church.

They are among the more than 150 volunteers who provided more than 20,000 hours of service to the hospital in 2013. Sixty volunteers were recognized for achieving milestone hours.

Classroom Teachers’ Association awards scholarships to 6 seniors

The Huntington Classroom Teachers' Association has awarded scholarships to six graduating seniors at Huntington North High School.

Scholarship recipients are:

• Daniel Becker, son of Marla and Tim Becker. He plans to study athletic training at Huntington University.

• Thomas Bolinger, son of Marie and Robert DeWeese. He plans to study computer science engineering at Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

• Carley McElhaney, daughter of Douglas and Jeana McElhaney. She plans to study athletic training at Anderson University.

WOTM to hold May 17 rummage, bake sale

The Women of the Moose, Chapter 255, will hold a rummage and bake sale on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 390 Frontage Rd., Huntington.

Rummage sale donations may be made to the lodge and items for the bake sale should be brought in by Friday, May 16.


Car talk

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Robert Valois sits inside his car as he talks with Jeffrey Valois (right) during the Classic Cruise In car show held Saturday afternoon, May 3, at Tipton Place. Proceeds from the show benefitted the Huntington County Council on Aging's building fund.

May 12-18 is Children’s Book Week at two libraries

May 12 to 18 is Children's Book Week at Huntington City-Township Public Library and Markle Library.
A list of events is as follows:

Annual Bookmark
Designing Contest for Kids and Teens

Area 4-H organizations set meetings and activities

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service - Huntington County Office announces its 4-H calendar:

Sunday, May 18
• 2 p.m. - Rifle, Family Living Building. Hier's Park.

Monday, May 19
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 7 p.m. - T-Bone. Salamonie School Gym.
• 7 p.m. - Horse & Pony Leaders. Annex.

Tuesday, May 20
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 7 p.m. - Fair Board Meeting. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.