Spc. Chad Clements Memorial Ride

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Motorcyclists rumble down Jefferson Street in Huntington on Sataurday morning, Aug. 9, during the fourth annual Spc. Chad Clements Memorial Ride. The day-long event, which included food and music at American Legion Post 85, in Huntington, honors Clements, a Huntington soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Proceeds are donated to children's charities and troops overseas.

Steps for Success

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Savannah Duggan (left) tries on new shoes as her mother, Hope Duggan, watches during the fifth annual Steps for Success on Saturday morning, Aug. 9, at Drover Park in Huntington. The program sponsored by the Indiana Dream Center fits students in kindergarten though 12th grade with new socks and tennis shoes as they start a new school year. The morning also included food and carnival games.

HNHS freshmen orientation

Photo by Steve Clark.

Elaine Willour, a freshman mentor coordinator, addresses incoming Huntington North High School freshmen at a freshmen orientation session held Friday, Aug. 8, at the North Auditorium.

Lunch display

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kelsey Meyer, a first grade teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, sets up a display in her classroom on Monday, Aug. 4, which students will use to specify what kind of lunch they're having.


Photo provided.

American Legion Post 160, in Roanoke, honored the memory of Dale Alles with shirts bearing this design. Alles, who died last December, was very supportive of the Honor Flight program, which sends area veterans to Washington, DC, for a day trip to see the war memorials there. The legion regularly has benefits to raise money for the flights and, at its last benefit, auctioned off a sweatshirt bearing the tribute to Alles. Alles also held regular barn dances, which are being carried on by his family, and the family members wore the shirts at the most recent dance.

‘Campfire Cooking’ set for Aug. 9 at Salamonie

A program on "Campfire Cooking," will be held at Salamonie Lake on Aug. 9.

The all-ages event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center and is sponsored by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. UWIS staff will also teach fire-building and safety techniques.

Registration is requested. To register, or for more information, call 468-2127.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services ( uwis) is located at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.


Red Cross notes it still has urgent need for blood

The American Red Cross says it continues to have a need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following a call issued in late July.

Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays.

A gift to build on

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The Huntington Rotary Club recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County. The gift will be placed in the club's capital campaign fund and used to construct a new building. Attending the July 29 presentation were (front row, from left) Boys & Girls Club members Ashlyn Stanley, Angelia Lopez, Alison Lopez, Trinity Johnston, Natalee Searles, Luckas Moody and Alaina Stanley; Mandy Reber, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club; Rose Wall, president of the Rotary Club; and Boys & Girls Club member Caden Searles.

Alzheimer’s group to meet Aug. 13

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host "Know the 10 Signs" on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the La- Fontaine Center, 208 W. State St., in Huntington.

"Know the 10 Signs" is an introductory program that provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

There are no fees to attend this program, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Hosscat’s Buy-Sell-Trade opens in Huntington

Ken Allen (left) and Zack Allen are the owner and manager, respectively, of Hosscat’s Buy-Sell-Trade, in Huntington.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hosscat's Buy-Sell-Trade is open for business in Huntington.

Ken Allen owns the business while his son, Zack, manages it. The business carries air conditioners, refrigerators, microwaves, gas and electric stoves and many other household items, which Allen finds in storage lockers he purchases.

Allen got into purchasing storage lockers three years ago and says combing through them for good finds is "a thrill." His business had an online presence during that time, but he decided that the time had come to open up a brick-and-mortar store.

Eshelman gets spot on new Indiana Grown Commission

Pete Eshelman, of Joseph Decuis, in Roanoke, has been appointed to the new Indiana Grown Inititative Commission.

Eshelman was one of 10 members appointed to the commission by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. The panel will be chaired by Red McKinney, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Purdue University will also appoint a representative.

Grouch nominations until this Saturday

Nominations for the Markle Grouch contest will be accepted until Saturday, Aug. 9.

"Grouch" nominees must either live or work in Markle.

Nomination boxes will be at local businesses. After Aug. 9, names of the nominees will be put on a list for voting. Votes will be 25 cents each. Voting will run from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17.

The "Four Grouches" will be revealed Friday night, Aug. 22, at the Wildcat Festival.


Back-to-school clothing trade set for Saturday

Crossroad Connections will hold its second Back to School events on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Hier's Park.

The day will start off with the Kidz Clothes Trade from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Family Living Building. Parents can trade their outgrown children's clothing for the other lightly used clothing. Sizes infant to adult small are offered while quantities last, but not all sizes are guaranteed.

"We had 92 kids last year," says Valerie Fields, director of Crossroad Connections. "We'll double this year, I'm sure."

Preservation awards to be presented in Andrews

Huntington Alert Inc. invites the public to attend the presentation of its 2014 historic preservation awards.

Each year the awards go to recipients who have made an outstanding effort to preserve the architectural and building environment heritage of Huntington County.

The awards, including the David A. Schenkel Memorial Award, will be presented on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. The library is located at 30 E. Madison St., in Andrews.

Warren power outages blamed on faulty switch

Power outages experienced by customers of the Warren Municipal Electric Utility on Friday, Aug. 1, were caused by problems within the I&M (AEP) transmission lines, utility spokesmen report.

The Warren utility purchases power from I&M for distribution to Warren residents.

On Aug. 1, an automatic switch within the I&M transmission lines was opening, causing periodic interruptions affecting both Warren utility customers and REMC customers.