Kim’s Katered Affair gets central location

Kim Nelson (holding scissors), owner of Kim’s Katered Affair, prepares to cut the ribbon to her new location at 115 N. Wayne St. in Warren on Monday, Dec. 1. Celebrating the occasion are (front row, from left) Danielle Shaw, of PNC Bank; Jennifer Smith, of iAB financial bank; Nelson; Tess Widener and Briley Abbott, both of Kim’s Katered Affair; and (back row, from left) Joel Arnold, of iAB financial bank; Melinda Daniels, of the Warren Chamber of Commerce; Mark Wickersham, of the Warren Chamber of Commerce; and Steve Kimmel, of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Likely without realizing it, many of Huntington County’s residents have tasted Kim Nelson’s wares, keeping her in business as a full-time caterer for seven years out of her more than 20 years’ experience cooking good food for special occasions.

On Monday, Dec. 1, however, Nelson was joined by a bevy of well-wishers as she cut the red ribbon to the new storefront of Kim’s Katered Affair, located at 115 N. Wayne St. in Warren.

Program on postcards is this Saturday at Andrews Library

The Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library has rescheduled the program on historic postcards and appraisal.

The event will be held at the library this Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. The presenter, Harley Sheets, is the past president of the Indianapolis Postcard Club and co-founder of the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society.

Sheets was born in Lebanon and now lives in Danville. His main focus in collecting is on Indiana high schools and his native Boone County.

Chamber December business of the month

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Metronet, with an office in downtown Huntington, was selected as business of the month for December by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Metronet has been in Huntington for four years and provides fiber optic television, Internet and telephone service to residents living in Huntington and just north of the city, with plans to expand service to Roanoke in early February.

McNew earns honor from interpretive group

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Marvin McNew, retired director of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Service, has received a Meritorious Service Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).

The NAI honored 11 individuals and one organization in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the profession of interpretation.

McNew took on leadership roles to make sure two NAI organizational units remained in existence, the NAI said. Both sections were in danger of being dismantled because of lack of leadership interest.

Union Church raises funds for ‘By the Book’

Rev. Rick Hines (left), senior pastor, Union Church, presents a check for $8,500 to Jack Oberholtzer, president of the “By the Book” board of directors. At right is Mark Hoffer, associate pastor, Union Church.
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“By the Book” Weekday Religious Education program received a check from Union Church for $8,500 on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The money received was earned from an annual fish fry held at Union Church to help fund the program. Union Church had an anonymous donor offer to match the first $2,500. The church served 1,085 individuals during the evening.

4-H Junior Leaders to meet Dec. 11 at Heritage

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Heritage of Huntington, 1180W-500N, Huntington.

The group will be Christmas caroling and visiting with residents. A short business meeting will follow the holiday visits.

The county 4-H Junior Leader organization is open to all youth who are in the seventh through 12th grades during the 2014-2015 school year. Four-H enrollment is now open until Jan. 15.

Youth can enroll at

HU president, holiday music on tap at HU Foundation b’fast

Sherilyn Emberton
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The Huntington University Foundation’s December breakfast will feature a message from President Sherilyn Emberton and holiday music from Joni Killian and Dr. Jiyoung Jeoung.

Emberton will give a campus update in addition to sharing a Christmas message.

The breakfast will take place in Habecker Dining Commons on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:45 a.m. and will conclude by 9 a.m.

The monthly breakfast meeting is open to all who are interested in learning about current community issues and the people and programs of Huntington University.

Collectible edibles

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Huntington Catholic School seventh grade student council members (from left) Michael Learned, Gracey Linker and Jessica Hartmus show the items collected from the school’s students for the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the Christmas adopted family program. The students gathered a total of 1,473 items for the drive.

Groups team up to raise runaway awareness

National and local groups have teamed up together to raise awareness and educate the public about teen homelessness and runaways.

The National Runaway Switchboard, the National Network for Youth, the National Safe Place and many other youth serving organizations, including the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, work collaboratively to raise awareness about runaway and homeless youth and educate the public about solutions and ways to prevent the growing problem.

Career Club

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Huntington County Prosecutor Amy Richison talks to Crestview Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls on Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, as part of Career Club, which encourages the school’s girls to learn about the many different occupations available to them.

Miami T&D hails Kline for 25 years

Jeff Kline
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Jeff Kline was recently honored for 25 years of service with Miami Tool & Die, Inc., in Huntington.

Kline started working at the company in November of 1989.

A recognition party was held at the plant, where he received a gift from the president for his years of service.

Miami Tool & Die has been in business since 1969.

Cub Scouts take to the water with homemade craft

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Earning awards for the entries in the Roanoke Cub Scouts’ Raingutter Regatta were (from left) Isaac Conwell, voters’ choice and neatest design; Jonny Fletter and Isaac Lilly, best paint job; Ryan North, neatest design; and Christian Brothers, most original.

Cub Scouts take to the water with homemade craft in Raingutter Regatta held at Roanoke church

Winners in the Roanoke Cub Scouts’ Raingutter Regatta were (from left) Isaac Conwell, second place; Jonny Fletter, third place; and Jakob Morton, first place.
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The Roanoke Cub Scouts held a Raingutter Regatta sailboat race on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Brethren Church in Roanoke.

The boys built and painted their own sailboats, then used a straw to blow them down a double lane track.

Race winners were Jakob Morton, first; Eli Conwell, second; and Jonny Fletter, third.

Other awards included best paint job, which went to Jonny Fletter and Isaac Lilly; most original, won by Christian Brothers; neatest design, Ryan North and Isaac Conwell; and voters’ choice, Isaac Conwell.

It adds up for pair of Crestview eighth-graders

Crestview Middle School eighth-graders Sebastian Kreul (right) and Julia Crist (center) placed first and second, respectively, out of the 1,560 students who participated in a regional math challenge. With them is math teacher Matthew Groves.
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For Sebastian Kreul and Julia Crist, it all adds up.

The two Crestview Middle School eighth-graders conquered an online math competition to claim the top two spots out of the 1,560 northeast Indiana students who participated.

And Kreul’s performance was almost perfect. Out of the 1,000 questions in the competition, he answered 999 of them correctly.

Crist wasn’t far behind, turning in 973 correct answers.

There’s another competition coming up in mid-December, and Kreul has high hopes.

“One thousand this time,” he says.

New Hope Church to celebrate Peace Sunday on Dec. 7

The New Hope United Church of Christ in Bippus will celebrate Peace Sunday on Dec. 7.

In honor of the special day, which is the second Sunday in Advent, members of the church’s congregation will release white homing pigeons in front of the church shortly before 9:30 a.m.

All are welcome to come and join in this celebration of peace.

The New Hope Church is located at 9160W-800N in Bippus. Susan Beamer, Wabash, serves as the pastor of the church.