Pathfinder board gets rewarded for efforts

Representatives of NeighborWorks America present the board members of Pathfinder Services with a check for $10,000 on Monday, Sept. 8, representing a grant in recognition of Pathfinder’s efforts to build a stronger and more effective board of directors.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Pathfinder Services' board of directors has been rewarded to the tune of $10,000 for its efforts to build a stronger and more effective group.

The grant was awarded by NeighborWorks America, which presented a check to Pathfinder's board on Monday, Sept. 8.

A team of board members, consisting of Bob Burnsworth, Steve Schenkel, Chant Thompson, Seth Whicker and President John Niederman, recently participated in the Excellence in Governance program offered by NeighborWorks America.

Bippus Lions to host meal on Sept. 23

The Bippus Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Bippus Community Building. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.

The meal, prepared by Dan's Fish Fry, includes green beans, coleslaw or applesauce and bread and butter.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.


Friend of Farm Bureau

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Sen. Dan Coats (far right), R-IN, meets with Indiana members of the American Farm Bureau Federation after being named a "Friend of Farm Bureau." The annual award is given to members of Congress who, based on their legislative records, are nominated by their home state Farm Bureaus and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.

‘You’ve Got Mail’ at Wild Wednesday

"You've Got Mail" will be shown at the next Wild Wednesday, on Sept. 17, at the Huntington 7 Theater, 350 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

The movie is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The film is about two people in a correspondence courtship who are unaware that they are also business rivals.

Echo Lake Foods has its official start locally

Jerry Warntjes (left), vice president and general manager of Echo Lake Foods, speaks prior to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s Huntington plant.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A Wisconsin-based company announced Thursday, Sept. 11, that it has officially begun operations in Huntington.

Echo Lake Foods, which produces egg products and breakfast entrees, moved into the former Good Humor-Breyers building on West State Street about nine months after a January 2013 fire devastated its plant in Burlington, WI, said Jerry Warntjes, Echo Lake's vice president and general manager.

Huntington University Social Work Department to host all day education seminar on Sept. 26

The Huntington University Social Work Department will host an educational seminar, "Finding and Feeling God's Light in the Darkness," on Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Speakers will include Ann Sandercox, a Master of Social Work degree candidate with a personal connection to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and Tena Dellaca-Hedrick, social justice program coordinator at the Victory Noll Center, in Huntington.

Swine Boosters to meet

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex first floor conference room.

The discussion items include election of officers, selection of 2015 judge, proposed changes to swine project in the 4-H Fair book, and review of the 4-H Fair food tent. Anyone with a nomination for a 2015 4-H swine project judge should submit a short biography to the Executive Committee prior to the Sept. 17 meeting.

Libraries accepting Paws-to-Read sign-ups

The Huntington City-Township Public Library and Markle Branch, in conjunction with Canine Companions, are now accepting signups for the Paws-To-Read Fall sessions.

Paws-To-Read allows children to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Children who participate in Paws-To-Read nationwide show improved reading skills and self-esteem, find reading more enjoyable and feel more pride in their accomplishments.

Andrews food pantry to distribute on Sept. 18

The Shepherd's Food Pantry in Andrews will hold a food distribution on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Food items will be available for Andrews area residents between 10 a.m. and noon at 67 N. Snowden St., in Andrews. No appointment is necessary. Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Participants must bring their own box or container for their food selections.


Twisted Sizzors opens doors for business at rural Andrews site

The staff of Twisted Sizzors, located in rural Andrews, is comprised of (seated) salon owner and stylist Stephanie Sunderman; and (standing, from left) stylist Kristan Collins and stylist Jody Foster.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

When Stephanie Sunderman was looking around for a unique name for her new beauty salon business, she turned to the Internet.

"I Googled it," she says.

She found a shop called "Twisted Sisters," and a former co-worker suggested a variation.

"He said, what about ‘Twisted Sizzors.' And it stuck."

State Fair reserve champion

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Kendra Arnold, a Huntington County 4-H Fair member, garnered several awards at the 2014 Indiana State Fair. Arnold was named 4-H reserve champion with her crossbred gilt and had the 4-H Division IV reserve champion gilt. She went on to place fifth overall in the Gilt Grand Drive.

Local YSB to host Walk for Hope on Sept. 20

The recent death of Robin Williams prompted conversations about depression, mental health and suicide across the country, notes Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County.

The YSB is one of several organizations that are - and have been - attempting to keep the conversations about those topics going in Huntington County. Their efforts include the annual Walk for Hope, which will return for its fourth year on Sept. 20, as they attempt to increase community awareness about suicide.

Library contest winner

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jessica Bartrom was recently announced as the winner of "The Giver Contest," sponsored by Huntington City-Township Public Library. The contest was open to sixth through 12th-graders and Bartrom's name was drawn from a jar. As the winner, Bartrom received a prize bag, which included a hardback copy of "The Giver."

Cattlemen meet Sept. 22 to discuss possible changes to 4-H beef project activities

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex first floor.

Topics for discussion include proposed changes for beef and starter calf projects; setting dates for Beef ID Day and Preview Show in 2015; judge selection for Preview Show, 4-H Fair Beef Show, and 4-H Fair Starter Calf Show in 2015; and a review of the food tent at the 2014 4-H Fair.

Interested 4-H members and parents involved with the beef or starter calf project are encouraged to attend this meeting.

PHH recognized for reducing early deliveries

Parkview Huntington Hospital has been honored for working to reduce the number of babies born before the end of the 39th week of pregnancy.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital has been recognized for its work in reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before the 39th completed week of pregnancy.

The March of Dimes and the Indiana Hospital Association recognized Park -view Huntington and 50 other Indiana hospitals for the achievement.

"The last weeks of pregnancy are important," says Kristi Geiger, division director for the March of Dimes.

"Babies aren't just putting on weight. They are undergoing important development of the brain, lungs and other vital organs."