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HU Softball Drops a Pair to Marian U.

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The HU softball team remains on the hunt for their first league win as they dropped a pair of games, 2-1, 8-0, to Marian University (13-3, 6-0) Wednesday afternoon at the MU Softball Field. Despite outhitting their hosts, 9-3 in the opener, the Foresters struggled to put points on the board. Coach Gower`s crew left 11 runners stranded with their only run coming in the fourth when Cristin Carter sent one deep, the first four-bagger of her collegiate career. The Knights cashed in on all three of their hits in the first and third innings, scoring a run in each frame to hang on for the one-run victory. Emily Puterbaugh (1-4) took the loss for HU. In six innings in the circle she gave up three hits, two runs and two walks while striking out four. Carter finished with two hits as did Hannah Priskorn, Bess Fiechter and Courtney Sliger. Marian took it to Huntington in the nightcap. They opened up the contest with three runs in the first and never looked back, scoring at least one run in the next three innings to wrap up the 8-0 shutout in five innings. HU managed only three hits with Carter`s bat remaining hot. She finished with two hits to wrap up the series 4-for-6. Ariel Sheets was tagged with the loss, her third of the season. She gave up six hits and five runs, four of which were earned, while striking out two in three innings of work. With these losses, HU drops to 3-11 overall, 0-6 in league play. The Foresters are slated to host their first game on Friday against Bethel at 3 p.m.



Forester BBall Splits with Mount Vernon

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The weather finally cooperated enough for the Forester baseball team (4-7, 1-1) and Mount Vernon Cougars (10-6, 1-1) to open up league play at Cougar Field Wednesday afternoon where each team logged a win. MVNU claimed a 2-0 win in game one before HU stormed back in the nightcap for a 4-2 victory. Lucas Daugherty held Huntington in check in the opener to claim the shutout. In addition to giving up just one hit to Dalton Combs in the third, the junior hurler struck out five batters and allowed only one other Forester to reach base. Things started off just as well for starting pitcher Brock Gower (0-1) who limited MVNU to just one hit through the first three innings before Jake Dickerson and Efrain Montero unleashed for back-to-back homers in the bottom of the fourth. It proved to be the game`s only scores as Gower, relieved by Blake Hohlbein after that, took the loss for HU. In the nightcap, Combs` two-run blast in the top of the sixth lifted the Foresters past their hosts. It came on the heels of a 2-2 deadlock through the first five innings. Huntington struck first in the top of the third thanks to Mike Crowley`s RBI-single and Shea Beauchamp`s sacrifice fly but the Cougars scrapped back to plate a run in the bottom of the third and then Montero knotted things up with his second dinger of the day to set up Combs` game-winner an inning later. Kyle Zerfas (1-1) went the distance on the mound to give up eight hits, two runs and one walk while striking out three for the complete-game win. Combs finished 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI. Nate Stark and Jamar Weaver each scored a run and also picked up a pair of hits as the trio combined for six of HU`s nine hits. The Foresters are back at it on Thursday when they travel to Indiana Wesleyan. Opening pitch is slated for 4 p.m.



HU Track and Field Open Outdoor Season

By Pam Sherman
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The Huntington track and field teams opened their outdoor season over spring break by competing in the Wake Forest Open. Competing against mostly NCAA Division I athletes from schools such as Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Wright State, Notre Dame and Miami (Ohio), Brooks Gerke turned in the Foresters` top performance by tying for second in pole vault with a PR mark of 13`11.50, the seventh highest leap in HU history.

Jake Nash tied his personal record in high jump with a leap of 6`6.75 to claim fifth. Other top 25 finishes included Eric Baker in the 1,500 meters (24th, 4:15.09) and Austin Presnell in the 3,000 meters (25th, 9:18.06).  

On the women`s side, Christine Sparks ran a 4:54.54 in the 1,500 meters to finish fifth. The Foresters were well represented in the 3,000 meters with Gretchen Pyper leading the HU pack with her 14th-place finish in 11:03.78 while Krista Wood (11:19.72) and Rosie Ditzler (11:28.95) finished 19th and 24th respectively.

Hannah Moore established a new PR of 18:32.10 in the 5,000 meters to not only claim 24th at the meet but move from eighth to third in the Forester record books. She shaved 18 seconds off of her previous personal best. Other top 25 finishes included Paige Coolman in discus (21st, 121`6.75) and Jean Donaldson in javelin (20th, 107`7.75).

The Foresters compete in the Hanover College Invitational this coming Saturday.



HU Softball Team Plays All Weekend

By Pam Sherman
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Less than 24 hours after returning from Arizona, the HU softball team (3-9, 0-4) jumped into league play where they dropped back-to-back doubleheaders to Indiana Wesleyan (21-2, 4-0) and Mount Vernon (5-6, 2-0) over the weekend.

In a game that featured a combined nine hits and five errors, it was the Wildcats who came up with the 4-3 win in the opener on Friday before mounting an impressive comeback in the nightcap to claim a 6-5 victory for the sweep.

After trailing 1-0 through three innings of play in game one, Huntington relied on a pair of rookies in Alyssa Hiple and Christina Smith to get on the board. They each singled in a run in the top of the fourth for a 2-1 advantage.  IWU fired right back, scoring in the fifth and then adding two more in the sixth to climb back on top 4-2.

Huntington kept the game interesting when Audra Klopfenstein, pinch running for Emily O`Leary who had singled up the middle earlier in the inning, scampered home on a missed catch to pull her team within one, 4-3, in the top of the seventh. With momentum in their favor, HU had a runner in scoring position but IWU hurler Janessa Guevara made sure she didn`t go anywhere as she worked the final out to notch the complete-game win.

Emily Puterbaugh took the loss for HU. She went the distance on the mound to give up five hits and four runs while striking out three.

The nightcap proved to be a battle to the bitter end. Both teams scored early with HU striking first when Bess Fiechter made her way around the bases by way of a triple and IWU bobble. The Wildcats pulled even with their visitors in the second but the stalemate lasted less than an inning as Hiple sent her first pitch over the left field fence in the third with bases loaded to make her first collegiate homer a memorable one.

Hiple`s grand slam gave Huntington a 5-1 advantage but IWU was far from waving a white flag. The Wildcats got one back in their half of the frame and continued chipping away at the lead. They scored in three of the last four innings to set up Alexandrea Springer`s walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh that sent HU home empty-handed.

The top of the order provided the bulk of HU`s offense with Hannah Priskorn, Katie DePew and Bess Fiechter each logging a pair of hits.

Starting pitcher Lea Buckenmyer took the loss for Huntington. Through the first five innings, she gave up eight hits, five runs, three walks and one strikeout before being relieved by Ariel Sheets.

In Saturday`s opener against Mount Vernon, the Foresters managed only four hits while the Cougars pounded out ten to make for a lopsided 8-0 MVNU win. In addition to only surrendering four hits, winning pitcher Courtney Rengert was backed by solid defense as only twice did HU advance beyond second base.

Sheets took the loss for Huntington. In two innings on the mound she gave up five hits and three runs while striking out one.

With a chance to regroup before the nightcap, the Foresters were able to piece together a solid performance but still came up short on the scoreboard 4-3. They got off to a great start with Fiechter and Hiple each knocking in a run in the opening frame for a 2-0 lead. But the Cougars were quick to respond, piecing together four hits for three runs to climb on top 3-2.

Coach Gower`s crew rallied again in the fourth. Cristin Carter started things off with a blooper into shallow center and eventually came around to score on an O`Leary RBI-single to knot things up at 3-3. The next two innings were quiet before things heated up again in the seventh. HU had the go ahead run on second with one out but couldn`t convert unlike their counterparts who, behind Anna Boue`, polished off their visitors for the second time that day with a walk-off double. 

Puterbaugh gave up nine hits, four runs and a walk while striking out six for the loss. Priskorn and Hiple each went 3-for-4 at the plate to pace HU offensively.

HU is back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Taylor for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.



HU Baseball Finishes Up Florida Tourney

By Pam Sherman
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The Huntington baseball team ended their time in the sunshine state on a high note by winning their last two contests against Trinity Baptist College (Fla.) on Friday to improve to 3-6 overall.

In game one of their doubleheader with the Eagles, HU blanked TBC 3-0 before outlasting them 2-1 in the nightcap for the sweep. Garrett Scott picked up the opening win in the circle. He pitched the first five innings and gave up Trinity`s lone hit and three walks before Blake Hohlbein threw the final two innings.

HU did all of their damage in the second frame with a little help from the Eagle pitching staff. With bases loaded thanks to a walk and two hit batters, Dylan Henricks singled to right to drive in a run. HU`s second run came on the same play by way of a wild throw. Nate Stark`s then singled in the next run to account for the third and final run of the contest. 

Stark finished with two hits to lead his team offensively.

Game two took eight innings to establish a winner as the Foresters grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fourth before the Eagles knotted things up in the bottom of the seventh to extend the game to extra innings. It only took one as Coach Frame`s squad pieced together three consecutive singles. With two outs, Billy Geeslin started the rally with a base poke to left. Brock Gower followed up with a similar hit before TJ Lindstrand went left too to drive in Geeslin for the game-winner.

Shea Beauchamp was credited with the Foresters` first RBI when Stark, who had tripled to open the fourth, tagged up on Beauchamp`s line drive.

Earlier in the week, Huntington wasn`t as fortunate as they lost two games on Wednesday. Despite outhitting Saint Michael`s College (Vt.) 13-12 in Wednesday`s opener, HU could only match the offensive productivity of the Purple Knights in the fourth where each team logged three runs. Unfortunately, Coach Frame`s crew only managed a run on each side of their big inning while SMC had already piled up four runs through the first two innings and added two more in the ninth to notch the 9-5 win.

Michael Crowley was one of five Foresters to log two hits with his two-run blast in the fourth highlighting the pack. Andy Roser also cleared the fence in the eighth to account for HU`s final run of the day. He finished with two hits as did Geeslin, Henricks and Stark. Geeslin also drove in a run for his eighth RBI of the week.

Against Southeastern University (Fla.) later that day, Huntington enjoyed a 2-1 advantage heading into the bottom of the ninth but their lead wouldn`t hold as the Fire manufactured a fast and furious comeback in their last at-bat to claim a 3-2 win.

Starting pitcher Kyle Zerfas was charged with the loss. He gave up five hits, three runs and a walk while striking out five through 8.1 innings before being relieved by Hohlbein.

HU`s first run came in the fourth by way of an Avery Sneed double and Roser RBI-single. The Fire knotted things up later that inning but Huntington would go back on top in the seventh when Jamar Weaver tagged up on Stark`s sacrifice fly after singling to shallow right and advancing to third on two back-to-back wild throws. Zerfas held SU in check in the eighth before things unraveled in the ninth.

The Foresters outhit their hosts 11-6 with Henricks, Heaston Schwob, Sneed and Weaver each registering two base smacks.
HU returns to the Midwest this week to start the conference portion of their season.



Story Time at Kids Kampus

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Pathfinder Services President, John Niederman, and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters both led a special Story Time session on Wednesday, March 25th at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus Street in Huntington. The sessions were part of the statewide celebration of March as Disability Awareness Month.  Niederman and Mayor Fetters read several books to preschool and school age children celebrating this year`s theme: `Love Where You Live`.

Throughout the month of March, various organizations like Pathfinder Services have participated in similar activities statewide.  Locally, Pathfinder Services has held a ground breaking for the new Grant Street Front Porch Supportive Housing Community and a Mayoral Proclamation in celebration. This year the theme for the month is `Love Where You Live` which reminds us that communities thrive when we all take an active part.  Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana and given that adults and children with disabilities represent slightly more than 19 percent of Indiana`s population, disability awareness is important for all of us. Led by the Indiana Governor`s Council for People with Disabilities, the goal of Disability Awareness Month is to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities.





HU to Offer Summer Basketball Camp

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The Huntington University men`s basketball team will host their 13th annual summer basketball camp June 22-25 at the Merillat Complex Platt Gymnasium.  Cost to attend is $65 if you register and pay by June 1, $75 after June 1. K-9th graders (boys and girls) are welcome to attend.

Registration forms for the camp are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office or campers can register online at www.huntington.edu/athletics/mens-basketball. If you have any questions, contact the athletic office at 260.359.4212.



Special Olympics Participate in Event

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Thirteen individuals served by Pathfinder Community Supports participated in the Special Olympics Basketball Event at Taylor University on Saturday, March 21st.

Through Special Olympics – Huntington County, athletes gain opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

The Pathfinder Community Supports basketball players who participated on Saturday were Adam Smith, Angel Shepperd, Scott Roberts, Hope Nelson, David Maddux, Robert Swim, Elizabeth Fawbush,, Jameson Peters, Autumn Hartford-Davis,& Trevor Whitesell.  Marcie Sommers, Tom Marshall & Zeke Comer also participated in the skills competition.


The 1st picture is - #24 (with the ball) Trevor Whitesell @ left Jameson Peters

Group - back row - Gary Keyser coach, Scott Roberts, Robert Swim, Adam Smith, David Maddux, Hope Nelson & Matt Randell coach.

    front row - Autumn Hartford-Davis, Trevor Whitesell, Angel Shepperd, Elizabeth Fawbush & Jameson Peters





4-H Robotics Heading to State Event

By Pam Sherman
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

What an exciting Indiana District `Rookie` season for Huntington County 4-H Robotics, Team THRUST 1501. We just finished up our 3rd district event at Purdue University this weekend. We seeded 3rd at the event and captained an alliance from Terra Haute, Indiana, Team 5188 and our third alliance partner from West Layette, Indiana, Team 1646. Here is a recap of the Districts:

Indy
Seeded #10
Qualification Average Points: 49.42 points
Playoff Average Points: 89.13
WINNER of Indianapolis District `Gold Medal and Blue Banner`
WINNER of Innovation and Controls for our `Automation and closed-loop elevator controls`
Played the #1 seeded team in finals with an upset for the win.

Kokomo
Seeded #2
Qualification Average Points: 96.92 points
Playoff Average Points: 108.20
Semi-Finalist
WINNER District Engineering Inspiration for our `Involvement in our Community`

Purdue
Seeded #3
Qualification Average Points: 102.58 points
Playoff Average Points: 123.80
Semi-Finalist

As you can see, we have VASTLY improved our average points and ready to play at state. At the end of Kokomo event, our robot was ranked #25 in the WORLD of about 700 teams that played. World Rankings will be updated on Monday after all the data is compiled following the Week 4 district and regional events.

In our strategy of game play for Purdue District, Us and 5188 were two quite amazing `stacking` machines. Both capable of stacking two stacks each, however in the game of Recycle Rush, there are only three recycling container trash cans available on your end of the field. It was critical to our alliance to have a third partner that could get an extra can off the step for us, however when the round robin pick came back around to us, there were no more robots left in the field that could do that task, and the next best robot on the list was a land fill robot that could only pick up and stack a few totes.

In a risky attempt, 5188 captain mentioned that they had a `mechanism` they could add to 1646 robot`s. They added this same mechanism in the Indianapolis District Event and suggested to us during pickings that might be the only hope, so we took a risk to attempt to `cheesecake`, 1646 robot in order to add the function we needed to get an extra trash can we needed. Cheesecaking is a term born in the FIRST Robotics world that normally started when veteran teams would pick rookie teams and add or make a mechanism for their robot during elimination playoff. At the 2014 World Championship, Team 1501 helped `Cheesecake` a rookie team from Mexico make an in bounder at their pit for our qualification match.
Cheesecaking Team 1646 robot, was extremely risky, however we felt we could play the tournament while the mechanism was being constructed in the pit, during playoffs. This meant that during the quarterfinals, Us and Team 5188 played a 2 versus 3 robot during the playoff schedule. That`s like trying to play a basketball game with one man short on your team...unless you have a Michael Jordan on your team....We stacked 4 (6 stacks) every time we played, except our extra stack did not have a recycling container, and a couple of times the recycling container fell off the stack of 5188 which hurt us some, but allowed us to advance to semi-finals. In semi-finals, we pretty much did the exact same thing, but again 5188 recycling container fell off in semi 1 and 2, and we finally got 1646 robot ready to play in semi 3, which was super exciting to see because the mechanism worked to retrieve the extra cans we wanted, however our average was too low by this point to recover and we lost semi-final three and went home for the weekend.

This district event was a great event for us to prepare for State Championship. After it`s all said and done, we held our State Rank, and it`s OFFICIAL, we are ranked #1 in the State of Indiana and qualified to play at State April 3 and 4, in Indianapolis.

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We set out a goal 7 days ago in-between the Kokomo District and Purdue District last week to DOUBLE our stacking ability. A extremely LARGE risk and alot of hard work by our students and mentors with only three days to get it done. And we almost got our goal by stacking a 5 stack with container, and a 6 stack with container. (Our goal was a double 6 stack with container). One week ago, all we could do was a single 6 stack with a container. That`s impressive for our team to make radical changes to our robot that proved to get the results we wanted.

Our team is ready for State Champs, the robot is ready, the drive team is ready, the pit crew is ready, our scouts are ready. It`s going to be for blood at State, we just know it, the competition is fierce with 5 good stacking robots in the State of Indiana. 32 of us Indiana teams will duke it out for the first ever FIRST Robotics Indiana State Championship, April 3 and 4th.



Community Connections Offering Program

By Pam Sherman
Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center is offering a Home Buyer Education class taught in Burmese on Saturday, February 28th from 8:00AM until 5:00PM at their office located at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd, Suite 301 in Fort Wayne.

The eight hour class, taught in Burmese, will focus on reviewing what is necessary to become successful home buyers and home owners.  Pathfinder Community Connections follows the NeighborWorks curriculum, `Realizing the American Dream`, which is used by home buyer educators across the United States.

The class is $60 per family and reservations are required. Please contact Trish Feightner at 260-456-2385 Ext. 3602 or James Shwe at Ext. 3603 or by e-mailing Trish at tfeightn@pathfinderservices.org or James at jshwe@pathfinderservices.org.  All Pathfinder Community Connections instructors are certified by NeighborWorks America and the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority as home buyer educators and counselors. 

Potential home buyers include individuals who have never owned a home, have owned a home but no longer live there due to divorce, have always rented or lived with family members, have a good credit record, earn 50-80% of the area`s median income, and those who want to own a home but believe they cannot afford it.

Pathfinder Community Connections is the community development division of Pathfinder Services and was created in 1997. Pathfinder Community Connections is a certified NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center with offices in Huntington and Fort Wayne.  The division guides potential home buyers through the entire process of pre-purchase education, financial fitness, homebuyer education, loan packaging and closing, post-purchase counseling and foreclosure prevention if needed, free tax preparation, individual development accounts and an auto buying program. More information can be found online at www.cchomes.org.



Edible Books Festival on April 1st

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Community members from northeast Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will gather from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in the Student Life Center gymnasium on North Campus (3701 Dean Drive) for the Edible Book Festival, sponsored by the College`s Library.

Participants will turn a favorite book into an edible creation, often a cake and sometimes a more savory dish. For the first hour, attendees are invited to browse the exhibited `books.` For the final hour, they are invited to taste the 38 entries from businesses including Country Kitchen SweetArt and Sweets So Geek; Ivy Tech Northeast students and programs; and local artists.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature live music, art activities, book prizes, live readings, and a People`s Choice Award.

The Library`s Edible Book Festival is just one such festival taking place around April 1 internationally in countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, and Sweden. For more information about the international event, search for `Books2Eat: International Edible Books Festival` on Facebook.

 

 



Regional Board of Trustees to Meet

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

 

Monday, March 30, 2015

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Regular Regional Board of Trustees Meeting (open to the public)

The Regional Trustees will hold a regular meeting on the Coliseum Campus in the Lloyd Bridges Boardroom located at 3800 North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 to consider and take action on such items as may be brought before them.



Andrew Wickersham to Present Paper at HU

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Andrew Wickersham, the winner of the Centre for Non-Western Studies second annual essay prize, will present his research paper at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wickersham`s paper is titled, `An enigma to the West: The political ideology of Cambodia`s Norodom Sihanouk (1945-1970).` He is a senior history and political science double major from Huntington, Indiana.

`My paper explores the limitations of using Western political science terminology when analyzing other cultures,`Wickersham said. `Cambodia’s Norodom Sihanouk does not fit nicely on a traditional left-right political spectrum, which posed problems for the American State Department. I seek to understand his political ideology as it relates to the historic context of Cambodian kingship.`

Dr. David Roberts, senior lecturer of political science at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, will offer a response to Wickersham`s paper. Roberts is an expert on international relations and peace building. In the early 1990s, he was part of the United Nations Transitional Authority team in Cambodia that supervised the elections, and he interviewed the top Khmer Rouge leadership. In addition to his role at Loughborough, Roberts is a research fellow at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies. 

HU`s Centre for Non-Western Studies was formed in 2009 to support inter-disciplinary research and teaching linked by a shared common interest in non-Western politics, culture and society.

For more information about CNWS at Huntington University, visit https://www.huntington.edu/institutes-programs/centre-for-non-western-studies/.



HU to Host Occupation Therapy Day

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Huntington University`s graduate programs will hold a preview day for students interested in the occupational therapy doctoral program at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 27, at 1819 Carew St. in Fort Wayne.

The preview day is designed for prospective occupational therapy candidates and those interested in learning more about the program. Students will tour the campus and meet with OTD faculty, current students and other prospective OTD candidates.

A curriculum overview will be provided as well as financial information. Interviews will be conducted by invitation only.

Anyone interested in pursuing a career in OT is welcome to attend, including high school students, current undergraduate students and those who have already obtained a bachelor`s degree. Parents and friends are welcome to join as well.

For a tentative schedule, visit www.huntington.edu/graduate/occupational-therapy/ot-preview-day/.

RSVP at graduate@huntington.edu or call (800) 600-4888.

To learn more about the program, visit www.huntington.edu/graduate/occupational-therapy.



HU Ranks 23rd as Online Christian School

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Christian Universities Online has ranked Huntington University`s online graduate degree programs as No. 23 on its list of the Best Online Christian Graduate Schools. HU was the top Indiana school on the list.

Tuition costs and the number of degree programs were used to rank the schools. Huntington University currently offers three fully online graduate degree programs with master`s in global initiatives (missions), global youth leadership and pastoral leadership. The university also has two graduate programs that require online and face-to-face components with a master`s in youth ministry leadership and a Master of Education degree.

In the fall of 2015, HU will add online master`s degree programs in counseling and organizational leadership through its new Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling founded by Dr. John Townsend, New York Times best-selling author, leadership consultant, and one of the country`s top psychologists.

`Through our online graduate programs, we are intentional about providing a high-quality, engagement-focused approach with our students,`said Julie Goetz, director of Graduate and Professional Programs. `Offering programs online allows us to expand the reach of our mission and provide more opportunities for students to earn a degree in a way that helps them stay connected with their local church and community. Students can apply what they learn in class immediately into their lives, work and ministries. The HU values of Christ, scholarship and service are an integral part of every program we offer.`

Christian Universities Online an independent online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and other resources for finding, gaining admission into, and paying for a quality Christian education.

To learn more about Huntington University`s graduate programs, visit www.huntington.edu/graduate.

For the complete list of Best Online Christian Graduate Schools, see www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/best-online-christian-graduate-schools-guide/.





"The Birth of Jesus"

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Healing Waters Ministries of Majencia
presents  " The Birth Of Jesus"
on Friday Dec. 12, 2014 at 6pm.
 
We will have refreshments before
and after the play.
 
Please come and enjoy this time of fellowship
and enjoy the play  All are welcome.



Holiday Activities 2014 at St. Mary

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Saint Mary Church at 903 N. Jefferson Street has announced their Christmas and New Year’s schedule.  On December 24 at 5:15 p.m. will be the Children’s Christmas Mass.  We will have Midnight Mass at midnight and again at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.  On December 31, New Year’s Eve, Mass will be at 5:15 p.m. and again on New Year’s Day at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, please contact the Church Office at 356-4398.



Union Church welcomes Dr. Hines

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Union Church is pleased to announce that Dr. Rick Hines will begin serving as Senior Pastor November 3, 2014.  His first weekend in the pulpit will be Saturday November 8th at The Vine Campus located at 44 Vine Street, Huntington Indiana at 6:00PM and Sunday morning November 9th at Union Church 3688E 400N, 10:00AM.
Dr. Hines grew up in Roanoke, IN. Immediately after graduating from Huntington North High School he attended ITT Technical Institute and graduated with an A.A. degree in Electronics. His work experiences included time at the Arctic Circle, as well as G.E. Fort Wayne
After those experiences, Rick followed God’s leading to Columbia Bible College in South Carolina.  It was there he met and married his wife, Margaret.
Upon graduation from Columbia Bible College, Rick attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN, graduating with a M.A. in Biblical Counseling and a Master of Divinity.
Following Grace Seminary he ministered at a small church in Michigan City, IN for five years. During this time he began to investigate church planting. The opportunity finally came in Manitowoc, WI where in April 1996 Hope Community Church was birthed. During Rick’s tenure Hope experienced three building campaigns and the addition of multiple staff. The church experienced tremendous growth and eventually reached Sunday attendance of 800 people.
While Rick was in Wisconsin he furthered his education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL where he obtained both an M.A. in Bioethics and a Doctor of Ministry degree.
 Most recently he has been pastoring in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Rick and Margaret, have two sons, Glen and Alex. Rick enjoys reading, eating out and the martial arts. 
 
Union Church is excited about what God is doing.  The education and experience that Pastor Rick brings to our church will enrich our desire to love God and love people.  We invite you to come and worship with us! For more information on the ministry of Union Church visit www.unionchurchin.org or call the church office at 260-758-2550.
 



2014 Mt. Etna UM Church Bazaar

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Mark your calendars and start making those Christmas lists.  You won’t want to miss Mt. Etna United Methodist Church’s Annual Bazaar.  The Bazaar will be held on Sat. Oct 25th 2014, from 9AM – 2PM.  Again this year we have opened are doors to outside vendors to allow for a much larger array of gifts.  25 Vendors have already responded. Some of this year’s crafts and gifts include:   Jewelry, Candles, Pet toys, Craft supplies from Cozy Creations from Marion, IN., Women & Children clothing by “Uniquely Yours” and “Sewing Circle” Wreaths, Grave Saddles, Photo note cards, Baby items, Thirty-one Bags, Scentsy, Christmas ornaments, Book Singing, Plastic Bag Rugs, Mary Kay  and much more.
In addition, the United Methodist Women will be selling their famous homemade pies, noodles, Soup and many other baked goods. And yes, there will be pumpkin rolls that you can freeze and keep for Thanksgiving.  
In the morning there will be rolls and coffee for a free – will donation.  The church Youth will be serving a luncheon to help defray the costs of camp.  There will be a free drawing for a lovely door prize.
Believe me you won’t want to miss out on this event. Come for the Food, Fun, and Fellowship.
There are a limited number of vendor openings still available.  Call 260-375-3071 if interested in renting a space.
The church is located at the corner of State Roads 9 and 124 in Mt Etna, In



RCIA to being Sept. 4th

By Lamont Neal
Saturday, July 12th, 2014

If you have ever considered the Catholic Church as your way of life, the RCIA may be for you.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process whereby: 1) adults who wish to be baptized in the Catholic Faith and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist, or 2) those who have been baptized into another Christian faith tradition and desire to become members of the Catholic Faith, or 3) those who have been baptized as Catholics and have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, are led through a series of instructions and prayer in a group setting.  Our weekly sessions will be held at Saint Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday evenings, beginning September 4th from 6-7:30 p.m. in Assumption Hall located at 903 N. Jefferson Street.  Please note that an initial interview of each person interested in RCIA should be completed prior to September 4th.  For more information, please contact Dan DeLaGrange at the Church Office at 356-4398.



Library`s annual Teen Chess Tournament

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold its annual Teen Chess Tournament January 20th and 27th. From 6-8pm Tuesday, January 20th, teens grades 6-12 are invited to the Huntington Main Library for a chess instructional class from John Martinez and Kevin McCracken. The tournament itself will take place from 6-8pm Tuesday, January 27th, with participants divided into Beginner and Experienced groups. The tournament is free to participants, and snacks will be provided. Registration is requested, so please call 356-2900 to sign up. The Huntington Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.



Virginia Miller Award Presented

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

 The Huntington County Historical Museum recently handed out the Virginia Miller award to Dr. Todd Martin & Dr. Jeffrey B. Webb, both of Huntington. The award is presented annually to a person or persons for their interest and outstanding contribution to the preservation of local history. Both Todd & Jeff are the authors of the “Images of America Huntington” book.



Area Beef Meeting Set for January 7

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Beef producers are invited to attend an upcoming meeting hosted by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue University Extension. This meeting will take place on Wednesday January 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City, IN at the Eagle’s Nest on 125 S. Glen Trail.

            The meeting will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues from a Purdue Extension specialist.  IBCA will provide an update on policy and programs. 

If you would like to attend the Area XI beef meeting, please RSVP by calling the Huntington County Extension Office at 260-358-4826 or via e-mail (emfarris@purdue.edu ) by January 5.  Note that the counties in Area XI include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.

Cattle producers can keep up with the latest beef industry news on the Purdue Animal Sciences Beef Blog at http://www.thebeefblog.com/ . It includes timely news, issues, and management tips that have the potential to affect the beef business and decision-making process.  This blog was created by the Purdue Beef Team as an educational forum for beef producers and Extension educators.

For more information, contact Ed Farris, Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, Purdue Extension – Huntington County Office, 354 N Jefferson – Suite 202, Huntington by calling 260-358-4826.



State 4-H Scholarships due January 15

By Lamont Neal
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Huntington County 4-H members looking for financial assistance with upcoming post-high school educational efforts are encouraged to apply for state 4-H scholarships.  Available scholarships include:
• Indiana 4-H Foundation Senior Year Scholarship – 4-Hers who are currently high school seniors may apply for a scholarship of a minimum $250.  These funds can used towards any post high school training or degree of study and does not have to be in Indiana.
• Indiana 4-H Club Scholarship – High school seniors planning to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette campus, and studying a degree program in the College of Agriculture or Health & Human Services may apply.  This scholarship is based on financial need, along with scholastic ability and achievement in 4-H club work and covers a large portion of tuition fees.
• Indiana 4-H Youth Accomplishment Resume – 4-H members who are in the 10th grade or older may apply for a minimum $1000 scholarship.  Application is based upon a cover letter and résumé which outlines the skills and knowledge gained through the 4-H program at the local, area, and state level.
These three scholarship opportunities each have an application deadline of January 15th.  Eligible 4-H members must submit their application in an electronic form to the Purdue Extension-Huntington County office by the deadline of January 15th.  More information and scholarship applications are available at http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/ind_4h/scholarships.cfm#.
       
For more information, contact Julia Miller, jwickert@purdue.edu or 260-358-4826 at the Purdue Extension – Huntington County Office located in the County Courthouse Annex Building, 354 N Jefferson Street – Suite 202, Huntington.



4-H Events December 7-20, 2014

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Date Activity/Meeting Time & Location

12/8 Best-N-All & We Raise Em’ 7 pm, Warren United Church of Christ
12/10 T-Bone Club 6:30 pm, Salamonie School Gym 
12/11 Hoosier Boosters 7 pm, Annex Building
12/11 Junior Leader’s 5 pm, The Heritage of Huntington
12/13 Junior Leader Community Service 5 pm, Wal-Mart
12/14 Pork Chop Club 3 pm, First Baptist Church, Warren

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex,



Should You Be a "Hands-on" Investor?

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, July 20th, 2014

If you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest — it’s that simple. But the process of investing can sometimes seem anything but simple. What can you do to gain confidence that you are making the right investment moves?
The answer may depend on how involved you want to be with your investment decisions. Initially, you might think that you would like to be totally “hands on.” After all, how you save and invest your money is unquestionably a highly personal matter. And once you start exploring the investment world, you may find it fascinating, as it entails virtually every human endeavor imaginable: business, politics, science, the environment, and so on. But if you want to completely run your own show, you will need to put in a lot of work — such as studying the financial markets, staying up-to-date on changing investment environments and monitoring your portfolio to make sure it is still appropriate for your financial needs and goals.
Most people find that they do not have the time or expertise to manage this investment process on their own, which is why they turn to professional financial advisors. The key advantage in working with an advisor is that he or she knows your risk tolerance, goals and family situation, and can help you create a personalized, long-term investment strategy. A good financial advisor will communicate with you regularly and make recommendations. A financial advisor can offer you a variety of strategies and types of investments — such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds — to help you work toward your goals. Ultimately, though, you will be the one to make the “buy” or “sell” decisions.
Some investors prefer to leave even the buy-and-sell decisions to professionals. Most financial advisors offer advisory programs that take care of this for you. With these programs, you choose a professionally managed portfolio of investments. The programs typically offer a wide range of portfolios, so you can choose one that`s appropriate based on your needs, goals and risk tolerance. Each portfolio contains a broad range of investments that are selected by professional analysts and represent a variety of asset classes. Advisory programs also offer a sophisticated rebalancing process designed to keep your assets allocated appropriately, which can help keep you on track toward your specific financial goals.
Whether you choose to make your own decisions in consultation with a financial advisor or to invest in an advisory program — or both — you really should learn as much as possible about your investments. Whichever method you decide is best for you, remember that investing involves risk, and investment performance is never guaranteed. So make sure you’re asking the right questions, such as: What are the risk characteristics? How has a particular investment vehicle performed relative to others in its category? What are the tax implications of owning and selling a specific investment vehicle? What are the costs and fees associated with each choice?
            As you may have heard many times, knowledge is power — and that’s certainly true in the investment arena.
 
 
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Scott Atkinson
2859 Northpark Ave, Suite 108
Huntington, IN 46750
260-356-0117
scott.atkinson@edwardjones.com
https://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=433923

 


JIM DITZLER
2808 THEATER AVE, SUITE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-1156
jim.ditzler@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=920122

 


CHUCK HARRIS
2859 NORTHPARK AVE SUITE 108
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-0117
chuck.harris@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=466474

 

NICOLE JOHNSON
1924 N JEFFERSON ST
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7247
nicole.johnson@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=429143

 


Trent McBride
2835 Guilford St
Huntington, IN 46750
260-358-4112
trent.mcbride@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=513714

 

JIM SCHEIBER
340 NORTHPOINT AVENUE STE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7196http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=617324
jim.scheiber@edwardjones.com

 

JIM WARNER
110 W SECOND ST
ROANOKE, IN 46783
260-672-2624
jim.warner@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=747052 

 



Women Must Know What to Expect

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Everyone needs to be aware of the financial resources they will have available in retirement. But if you’re a woman, you must be particularly diligent, for a variety of reasons. And that means you’ll need to know just what to expect from Social Security.
            Why should you, as a woman, pay extra attention to Social Security? For one thing, women often take time off from their careers to care for children and older parents, so they may accumulate less money in employer-sponsored retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans. And women still live several years longer than men, according to the Census Bureau.
Clearly, then, you need to get the most you can from Social Security. To do so, you will need to consider at least three key factors:
            • Age — You can start taking retirement benefits as early as 62, but your benefits may be reduced by up to 30% unless you wait until your “full retirement age,” which is likely 66 or 67. If you delay taking benefits until 70, your monthly benefits may be up to a third larger than if you started collecting Social Security at your full retirement age. You’ll need to weigh a variety of factors — such as family longevity, income from employer-sponsored retirement plans and your anticipated financial needs — in determining when you should start taking Social Security.
• Employment — If you work while receiving Social Security benefits before you reach full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 you earn over an annual limit, which generally increases each year. In the year you reach full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $3 you earn over the limit before your birthday. But once you reach full retirement age, your benefits will no longer be adjusted for earned income.
• Marital status — As a spouse, you can generally receive Social Security payments based on your own earnings record or collect a spousal benefit of up to 50% of your husband`s Social Security benefit. The benefit will be reduced if you start taking it before your full retirement age. To start collecting Social Security spousal benefits, you must be at least 62 years old and your husband must also have filed for his own benefits. If you’re divorced, and you’re not currently married, you can generally receive benefits on your ex-husband’s Social Security record, as long as you meet certain conditions. (For example, you had to have been married to your ex-husband for at least 10 years.)
            No matter how much Social Security you ultimately receive, it’s almost certainly not going to be enough to provide all the income you’ll need. So during your working years, try to contribute as much as you can, for as long as you can, to your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. At the same time, look for other investment opportunities. And when you reach retirement, create a withdrawal strategy that allows you to stretch out the income you receive from your investments for as long as you can. 
            By saving and investing as much as possible during your working years, maximizing your Social Security payments and carefully managing your financial assets when you’re retired, you can help improve your chances of enjoying the retirement lifestyle you deserve. 
 
This information is believed to be reliable, but investors should rely on information from the Social Security Administration before making a decision on when to take Social Security benefits. It is general information and not meant to cover all scenarios. Your situation may be different, so be sure to discuss this with the Social Security Administration prior to taking benefits.   
 
 This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

 

Scott Atkinson
2859 Northpark Ave, Suite 108
Huntington, IN 46750
260-356-0117
scott.atkinson@edwardjones.com
https://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=433923

 


JIM DITZLER
2808 THEATER AVE, SUITE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-1156
jim.ditzler@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=920122

 


CHUCK HARRIS
2859 NORTHPARK AVE SUITE 108
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-0117
chuck.harris@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=466474

 

NICOLE JOHNSON
1924 N JEFFERSON ST
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7247
nicole.johnson@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=429143

 


Trent McBride
2835 Guilford St
Huntington, IN 46750
260-358-4112
trent.mcbride@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=513714

 

JIM SCHEIBER
340 NORTHPOINT AVENUE STE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7196http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=617324
jim.scheiber@edwardjones.com

 

JIM WARNER
110 W SECOND ST
ROANOKE, IN 46783
260-672-2624
jim.warner@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=747052 



Could You Afford to Live to 100?

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Here’s an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a good chance of living to 100 — but the possibility may not be as remote as it once was. In any case, if you do plan to retire in your mid-60s, and you are in good health, you may well have two, or even three, decades ahead of you. To enjoy this time to the fullest — and to help prevent the possibility of outliving your financial resources — you will need to invest for income and growth throughout your retirement years.
            As a retiree, how much income do you need from your investments? There’s no one “right”
percentage for everyone. Furthermore, you shouldn’t have to rely solely on your investment portfolio, because you may have other sources — such as Social Security and potentially your employer-sponsored retirement plan — from which to draw income. Nonetheless, your investments can play a big role in providing you with the income you’ll need during retirement.
             Many retirees depend on fixed-rate investments for a good portion of their retirement income — so it’s a real challenge when interest rates are low, as they have been for the past several years. Consequently, when you retire, you’ll certainly need to be aware of the interest-rate environment and the income you can expect from these investments. Longer-term fixed-rate vehicles may be tempting, as they typically offer higher rates than shorter-term ones, but these longer-term investments may have more price fluctuation and inflation risk than shorter-term investments. Ultimately, you’ll likely need a balance between short-, intermediate- and long-term fixed-income investments to provide for a portion of your income in retirement.
            While it’s important to invest for income, you can’t ignore the need for growth — because you won’t want to lose purchasing power to inflation. As you know, we’ve experienced quite mild inflation recently. But over time, even a low rate of inflation can seriously erode your purchasing power. To illustrate: If your current monthly costs are $3,000, they will be about $4,000 in 10 years with only a 3% annual inflation rate. And in 25 years at that same rate, your monthly costs will have more than doubled, to about $6,200. To help protect yourself against inflation risk, you should consider having at least some investments that offer growth potential, rather than only owning fixed-income vehicles. And some investment vehicles, such as dividend-paying stocks, can offer both growth potential and current income. In fact, some stocks have paid, and even increased, their dividends for many years in a row, giving you not just income, but rising income. (Keep in mind, though, that companies are not obligated to pay dividends, and can reduce or discontinue them at any time.)
            To determine the right mix of growth and income vehicles for your individual needs, consult with a financial advisor who is familiar with your retirement plans, your risk tolerance and your family situation. And it may well be a good idea to plan for a very long retirement. You may not live to be 100 — but it would be a good feeling to know that you could afford to do so.  
  
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Scott Atkinson
2859 Northpark Ave, Suite 108
Huntington, IN 46750
260-356-0117
scott.atkinson@edwardjones.com
https://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=433923

 


JIM DITZLER
2808 THEATER AVE, SUITE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-1156
jim.ditzler@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=920122

 


CHUCK HARRIS
2859 NORTHPARK AVE SUITE 108
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-0117
chuck.harris@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=466474

 

NICOLE JOHNSON
1924 N JEFFERSON ST
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7247
nicole.johnson@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=429143

 


Trent McBride
2835 Guilford St
Huntington, IN 46750
260-358-4112
trent.mcbride@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=513714

 

JIM SCHEIBER
340 NORTHPOINT AVENUE STE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7196http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=617324
jim.scheiber@edwardjones.com

 

JIM WARNER
110 W SECOND ST
ROANOKE, IN 46783
260-672-2624
jim.warner@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=747052



Watch for Risk of Muni

By Lamont Neal
Friday, June 6th, 2014

Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. After all, municipal bond interest payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes, and possibly state and local income taxes, too — although some “munis” are subject to the alternative minimum tax. However, since not all municipal bonds are the same, you’ll want to know the differences — especially in terms of risk.
            Municipal bonds, like corporate bonds, essentially face two types of risk: interest rate risk and default risk. Interest rate risk becomes clear when market interest rates rise, causing the value of your existing municipal bonds to fall. No one will pay you full price for your bonds when newly issued bonds carry a higher rate — so if you plan on selling bonds before they mature, you risk losing principal. You can largely ignore this type of risk simply by holding your bonds until maturity, at which point you will receive the face value back, provided the issuer doesn’t default.
            And that brings us to the second type of risk: default risk. Historically, municipal bond default rates have been much lower than those of corporate bonds, particularly lower-quality bonds. But different types of municipal bonds carry different levels of default risk. Here’s a quick look at the two main categories of municipals and their risk characteristics:
                • General obligation bonds — General obligation bonds generally finance projects of a municipality. A general obligation bond issuer is required to do everything in its power, including raising new taxes, to ensure that interest payments are paid on time and in full. This requirement helps support the creditworthiness of general obligation bonds.
• Revenue bonds — Revenue bonds, which finance schools, hospitals, utilities, airports, affordable housing and other public works, are paid by dedicated streams of revenue. For example, revenues generated by the sewer system pay the interest on a sewer system revenue bond. Because revenue bonds have more restricted revenue streams than general obligation bonds, they are generally viewed to be riskier. To compensate for the added risk, revenue bonds usually pay a higher rate of interest than general obligation bonds.
When studying the risk factors of revenue bonds, you also have to consider the type of revenue bond involved. For example, some sectors, such as housing and health care, may be more volatile, as are some industrial revenue bonds. (These bonds, which are generally used to support a specific project, such as a new manufacturing facility, are sponsored by a government entity — but the proceeds go to a private, for-profit business.)
Of course, when evaluating the risk potential of municipal bonds, you don’t have to rely on guesswork. The major bond rating agencies — Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch — review municipal bonds to determine their creditworthiness. There are no guarantees, but by sticking with the bonds that are “investment grade,” you can help reduce the risk of owning a bond that goes into default.
Municipal bonds can be valuable additions to your portfolio. Besides providing income that’s free of federal taxes, these bonds offer you a chance to help support valuable projects in your community. But, as we’ve seen, different “munis” have different risk factors — so make sure you know exactly what type of bond you’re purchasing before you write the check.
 
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Scott Atkinson
2859 Northpark Ave, Suite 108
Huntington, IN 46750
260-356-0117
scott.atkinson@edwardjones.com
https://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=433923

 


JIM DITZLER
2808 THEATER AVE, SUITE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-1156
jim.ditzler@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=920122

 


CHUCK HARRIS
2859 NORTHPARK AVE SUITE 108
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-0117
chuck.harris@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=466474

 

NICOLE JOHNSON
1924 N JEFFERSON ST
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7247
nicole.johnson@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=429143

 


Trent McBride
2835 Guilford St
Huntington, IN 46750
260-358-4112
trent.mcbride@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=513714

 

JIM SCHEIBER
340 NORTHPOINT AVENUE STE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7196http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=617324
jim.scheiber@edwardjones.com

 

JIM WARNER
110 W SECOND ST
ROANOKE, IN 46783
260-672-2624
jim.warner@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=747052



Free Yourself from Emotional Investing

By Lamont Neal
Friday, May 23rd, 2014

            In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. But you may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your heart, if you know a little something about two different cycles: the market cycle and your emotional cycle. 
            Let’s start with the market cycle. If you’ve been investing for a while, you’re aware (probably highly aware) that the financial markets are rarely static — they are always moving up and down, at least in the short term. (Over the very long term, a period of many decades, the markets have trended up.) But these short-term movements, while perhaps appearing as “zigs” and “zags” on a daily basis, actually form a pattern, or a cycle, that can last for months or years. These cycles are known as bull (up) or bear (down) markets. Going back to the Great Depression, the average bear market has lasted 21 months, while the average bull market has extended for 57 months, according to research from Standard and Poor’s Index Services.
            These market cycles greatly influence investors’ attitudes and behavior. In fact, they lead to the formation of investors’ emotional cycles. During bull markets, investors tend to feel optimism, excitement and even euphoria. But once a bull market ends and a bear market begins, investors start getting nervous. And the longer and deeper the bear market, the greater the depth of emotion felt by investors. These emotions can begin as anxiety and then progress to denial, fear, desperation and panic.
            Furthermore, market cycles and emotional cycles don’t really align. For example, investors may well experience euphoria when the market has reached its high point and a bear market has just begun. For a while, then, these investors, fueled by their euphoric feelings over the big gains they’ve achieved, may continue pouring money into the market, even as it’s declining. This type of behavior, though, is probably better suited for when the market is already at a low, when investors’ dollars will buy more shares. Conversely, investors may reach the peak of their fearfulness at the end of a bear market, just when things are about to turn around. At this point, their fear may hold them back from investing — even though, with prices low, it can be a good time to invest. Clearly, basing investment decisions on emotions can lead to poor choices.
            So don’t get caught up in this pattern. Instead, strive to follow a disciplined approach to investing. Build an investment portfolio that reflects your objectives, risk tolerance and time horizon, and seek to hold appropriate investments for the long term. Of course, you may well need to make adjustments along the way, but do it for the right reasons — such as a change in your goals or in the investments themselves — rather than as a reaction to the current market cycle.
            Our emotions are powerful, and their power can increase when applied to such a meaningful aspect of our life as our finances. But if you can detach yourself, as much as possible, from the emotional cycle of investing, you can avoid considerable angst — while helping clear the path to pursue your goals. 
 
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Scott Atkinson
2859 Northpark Ave, Suite 108
Huntington, IN 46750
260-356-0117
scott.atkinson@edwardjones.com
https://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=433923

 


JIM DITZLER
2808 THEATER AVE, SUITE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-1156
jim.ditzler@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=920122

 


CHUCK HARRIS
2859 NORTHPARK AVE SUITE 108
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-0117
chuck.harris@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=466474

 

NICOLE JOHNSON
1924 N JEFFERSON ST
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7247
nicole.johnson@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=429143

 


Trent McBride
2835 Guilford St
Huntington, IN 46750
260-358-4112
trent.mcbride@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=513714

 

JIM SCHEIBER
340 NORTHPOINT AVENUE STE A
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750
260-356-7196http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=617324
jim.scheiber@edwardjones.com

 

JIM WARNER
110 W SECOND ST
ROANOKE, IN 46783
260-672-2624
jim.warner@edwardjones.com
http://www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index.html&CIRN=747052



Leonard congratulates schools

By Lamont Neal
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) congratulates several local schools that were awarded teacher performance grants by the state. For the first time in Indiana history, grants will be presented to teachers rated either effective or highly effective as a bonus.

“I want to congratulate our local teachers for their hard work and also the parents for their commitment to the future of their children,” said Rep. Leonard. “It is evident that the young people in our communities are being taught by some of the best educators in the state, and they should be rewarded for all their hard work.”

The following list includes the school corporations that received teacher performance grants in House District 50:

• Fort Wayne Community Schools:  $564,672.16
• M.S.D. Southwest Allen County:  $370,142.98
• Huntington County Community Schools:  $178,135.82
• Northern Wells Community Schools:  $81,592.45
• Southern Wells Community Schools:  $21,243.74

Through House Enrolled Act 1001, which is the biennial budget that passed in 2013, a total of $30 million was allocated in teacher performance grants. The amounts awarded to qualifying schools were based on a combination of ISTEP+ and End-of-Course Assessment passing rates per pupil as well as graduation rates per pupil.

“Education is a cornerstone to a child’s success in the future. As our teachers develop and help mold tomorrow’s leaders, those who go above and beyond should be rewarded and commended for their outstanding efforts,” said Rep. Leonard.



Jail Bookings December 2

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The following information is received from the Huntington County Sheriff`s Department.

It is a listing of the Huntington County Jail Bookings over the past few days.

Huntington Free Press will continue to run this information as a public service for our readers.

Any questions concerning the listing should be directed to the Huntington County Sheriff`s Department.

 


METZ,JOSEPH PATRICK    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  0052  M   20  03/22/1994  W 
 11/10/2014  0052  000020140407
                          1312   MEMORIAL LANE        C       
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH THEFT                           11/10/2014
    Additional Charges:TH THEFT         1 Count |
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VILLASECA,DARIO        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  0905  M   21  07/14/1993  W  11/10/2014  0140  000020140408
                            41 E TAYLOR ST                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count | CO INTIMIDATIO   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
BRITTEN,JEREMY JAMES   - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  1245  M   25  07/17/1989  W  11/10/2014  0830  000020130229
                          6907 W 600 N                        
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS PARAPHERNALIA              11/12/2014
    Additional Charges:DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count |
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STATON,JOSHUA          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  1352  M   29  03/21/1985  W   11/10/2014  0830  000020140361
                          2209 W HAMILTON RD                   
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46819                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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DAHMAN,BRANDON G       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  1604  M   34  01/31/1980  W   11/10/2014  1559  000020000107
                           275   WRIGHT STREET                
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH THEFT
    Additional Charges:TH THEFT         1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
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CONLEY,TIGH A          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  1848  M   23  03/12/1991  W  11/10/2014  1705  000020140409
                          3321 E 4TH ST                        
                       ANDERSON        IN 46012                            CO BODY ATTACHMENT                 11/12/2014
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
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MULLINS,JESSICA        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  2006  F   41  12/17/1972  W   11/10/2014  1745  000020130348
                          1640   COTTAGE AVE                   
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            FR CHECK DECEPTION                 11/10/2014
    Additional Charges:FR CHECK DECEP   1 Count |
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FOX,BARRY              - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/10/2014  2305  M   37  03/28/1977  W   11/10/2014  2305  000020140410
                           367 W MCKEEVER ST                   
                       ANDREWS         IN 46702                            BA DOMESTIC BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA DOMESTIC BA   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
KEPLINGER,RICHARD L    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/11/2014  1642  M   52  06/01/1962  W   11/11/2014  1430  000020140411
                           403   CATHOLIC ST                  
 
 
                                                          
 
                       PIERCETON       IN 46562                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1
    Additional Charges:TR DWS-with pr   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
GEYER,TREVOR D         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/12/2014  2054  M   26  08/30/1988  W  11/12/2014  2025  000020070366
                           627   OAK STREET                   
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTA
    Additional Charges:DR POSS CONTRO   1 Count | TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -

LAHR,KYLE P            - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/14/2014  1049  M   21  10/26/1993  W  11/14/2014  0830  000020140402
                          5875 E 700 N                        
                       ROANOKE         IN 46783                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          11/16/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
LOWE,AMY LYNNETTE      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/14/2014  1538  F   35    W  303/94/6363 11/14/2014  1440  000020130240
                           500 S PEARL ST.                     
                       HAMLET          IN 46532                            OT DISORDERLY CONDUCT              11/18/2014
    Additional Charges:OT DISORDERLY    1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
SMITH,RICHARD DALE     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/14/2014  1736  M   24  01/11/1990  W   11/14/2014  1440  000020140236
                           357   ADAMS AVE                    
                       PERU            IN 46970                            HOLDING/NO CHARGE
    Additional Charges:HOLDING/NO CHA   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
EARNEST,MATTHEW JON    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/14/2014  1839  M   25  04/28/1989  W  11/14/2014  1622  000020140073
                           443   BYRON ST                      
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1
    Additional Charges:TR DWS-with pr   1 Count | OT DISORDERLY    1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
COLE,ANGELA M         FIELDS,ANGELA M        11/14/2014  1949  F   32  04/08/1982  W  315/88/5789 11/14/2014  1949  000020030270
                           805   ETNA AVENUE          3         HPD        S. BLAIR                     CASTRO,MIKE
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            HOLDING/NO CHARGE
    Additional Charges:HOLDING/NO CHA   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
PAROLE HOLD                                  HUNTINGTON CO
                                             317/839-7727
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ROGERS,ROBYN R         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/14/2014  2354  F   50  03/10/1964  W   11/14/2014  2354  000020140413
                           224 W WATER ST                     
                       HARTFORD CITY   IN 47348                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          11/15/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
COCKLIN,MARK A         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/15/2014  1355  M   57  10/21/1957  W  11/15/2014  0240  000020140414
                          1824 S JEFFERSON STREET             
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          11/15/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
WIRGAU,CHRISTIE N      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/15/2014  1748  F   37  10/22/1977  W   11/15/2014  0830  000020140415

                          1745 E MARKET ST                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            FR CHECK DECEPTION                 11/17/2014
    Additional Charges:FR CHECK DECEP   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
REED,DREW NEIL         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/15/2014  1825  M   20  05/15/1994  W   11/15/2014  1557  000020110138
                          4391 N 750 W                        
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BURGLARY
    Additional Charges:BURGLARY         1 Count | DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count | CO FALSE INFOR   2 Counts|
====================================================================================================================================
NORTH,JOSHUA R         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/15/2014  2250  M   18  03/12/1996  W  11/15/2014  2250  000020140416
                          2531 W PARK DR                      
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDE
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count | RE Refusal to    1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
COVE,CODY J            - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/16/2014  0040  M   18  05/09/1996  W 11/16/2014  0040  000020140417
                          1117   SMITH ST                      
                       ROANOKE         IN 46783                            BA BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA BATTERY       1 Count | DR MINOR POSSE   1 Count | DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count | DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
DAVIS,BRITTANY NICOLE  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/16/2014  2142  F   26  12/30/1987  W   11/16/2014  1959  000200660362
                          1324 E MARKET STREET                
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BA BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA BATTERY       1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
ELSTON,DUSTIN MICHEAL  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/16/2014  2205  M   20  07/19/1994  W  11/16/2014  2205  000020130416
                           357   FREDRICK ST                  
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH THEFT
    Additional Charges:TH THEFT         1 Count | CO INTIMIDATIO   1 Count | FALSE REPORTIN   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
HUCKER,CHAD E          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/16/2014  2240  M   24  09/29/1990  W   11/16/2014  0845  000020110187
                           118   DROVER ST                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
MCDANIEL,JENNIFER      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/17/2014  1345  F   31  01/06/1983  W 11/17/2014  0830  000020110106
                          9660 S 300 W                         
                       WARREN          IN 46792                            TR ACCIDENT LEAVING SCENE
    Additional Charges:TR ACCIDENT LE   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
HOWARD,KENNETH         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/17/2014  2230  M   28  12/07/1985  W   11/17/2014  2230  000020140418
                           301 W SUPERIOR ST                  
                       FT. WAYNE       IN 46802                            HOLDING/NO CHARGE                  11/18/2014
    Additional Charges:HOLDING/NO CHA   1 Count |
===========================================================================================

WIDENER,TESS K         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  1257  F   20  07/02/1994  W   11/19/2014  1230  000020130370
                           304   MATILDA STREET                
                       WARREN          IN 46792                            DR MINOR POSSESSION ALCOH          11/19/2014
    Additional Charges:DR MINOR POSSE   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
HAYES,DALTON WAYNE     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  1410  M   18  10/08/1996  W   11/19/2014  1230  000020140419
                           557 E STATE ST                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            SE CHILD EXPLOITATION/POR
    Additional Charges:SE CHILD EXPLO   2 Counts|
====================================================================================================================================
SILLS,JEFFREY AARON    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  1745  M   24  06/02/1990  W   11/19/2014  1530  000020090275
                          1501   COLBURN ST                    
                       BIG RAPIDS      MI 49307                            BA BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA BATTERY       1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
LOPEZ,JUAN ANTONIO     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  1919  M   31  06/24/1983  W   11/19/2014  1530  000020110230
                          2226   POINT WEST DR                 
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46808                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PR
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
STOUDER,JAY R          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  2054  M   37  11/03/1977  W   11/19/2014  2000  000020030293
                          1919   KOCHER                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            CO BODY ATTACHMENT                 11/19/2014
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
SHOEMAKER,JOSEPH WAYN  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  2118  M   39  01/01/1975  W  11/19/2014  2118  000020020828
                           828 S MAIN STREET                  
                       BLUFFTON        IN 46714                            TR HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFEN
    Additional Charges:TR HABITUAL TR   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
SCHMIEDEL,SHANNON      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  2125  F   36  05/25/1978  W   11/19/2014  2125  000020140128
                           190 W TERREL ST                     
                       ANDREWS         IN 46702                            DR POSS MARIJUANA/HASH OI          11/20/2014
    Additional Charges:DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->

                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
ECKERT,ELIZABETH       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  2126  F   19  05/17/1995  W   11/19/2014  1835  000020130381
                          1636 N 1/2 GUILFORD ST               
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTA          11/19/2014
 
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NUNEMAKER,KARI M       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/19/2014  2221  F   37  06/03/1977  W   11/19/2014  1945  000020000414
                          1138   SWAN STREET         
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            CO BODY ATTACHMENT                 11/20/2014
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
LUCAS,CHRISTOPHER N    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/20/2014  1755  M   37  06/24/1977  W  11/20/2014  1605  000020000280
                          2913 S MONROE STREET                
                       MUNCIE          IN 46302                            POSS TWO/MORE CHEMICAL RE
    Additional Charges:POSS TWO/MORE    1 Count | DR POSS CONTRO   1 Count | DR POSS OF MET   1 Count | DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
LOWDEN,DYLAN C         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/20/2014  1904  M   21  11/11/1993  W   11/20/2014  1845  000020140421
                         10815   WILD RIDGE PL                 
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46818                            DR POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTA          11/20/2014
    Additional Charges:DR POSS CONTRO   1 Count | DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count | FALSE GOVERNME   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
HALE,BENNIE EARL       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/20/2014  2021  M   33  02/07/1981  W   11/20/2014  1730  000020020255
                         13702 N 21 ST STREET                  
                       TAMPA           FL 33612                            RE RESISTING LAW ENFORCEM
    Additional Charges:RE RESISTING L   1 Count | TH RECEIVING S   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->

                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
CORBRAN,DEREK L        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/20/2014  2152  M   21  03/16/1993  W   11/20/2014  1905  000020140285
                            30 E WAYNE ST.                      H
                       LAKETON         IN 46943                            TH THEFT
    Additional Charges:TH THEFT         1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
PARRETT,JAYSUN T       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/20/2014  2345  M   20  07/24/1994  W   11/20/2014  2345  000020140346
                           544   CRESCENT AVENUE              
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH CONVERSION                      11/21/2014
    Additional Charges:TH CONVERSION    1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
STOKES,JEROME K        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/21/2014  0948  M   31  07/17/1983  B  11/21/2014  0830  000020140353
                           221   GABLE STREET                  
________________________________________________
                       WATERLOO        IA 50703                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
COVEY,GAGE MICHAEL     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/21/2014  1836  M   20  10/16/1994  W  312/15/6270 11/21/2014  1740  000020140422
                           726   WEBSTER                        HPD        T.BICKEL 136                 GOFF,JEREMY
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR MINOR POSSESSION ALCOH
    Additional Charges:DR MINOR POSSE   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
HUNTINGTON                                   HUNTINGTON CO
JULIE BOWERS                                    /   -
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CLARK,AUSTIN J         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/22/2014  1012  M   23  06/11/1991  W  309/11/3628 11/22/2014  0255  000020130238
                          3211 W 915 NORTH                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
HUNTINGTON
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
BASSETT,STEPHANIE L    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/22/2014  1631  F   25  04/04/1989  W  11/22/2014  1615  000020140423
                           334 E PARK DRIVE                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            CO BODY ATTACHMENT                 11/22/2014
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
MCABEE,JOSEPH A        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/22/2014  2340  M   18  02/09/1996  W  11/22/2014  2340  000020140075
                          1123 N JEFFERSON STREET             
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR MINOR POSSESSION ALCOH
    Additional Charges:DR MINOR POSSE   1 Count | DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================

EARNEST,MATTHEW JON    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/24/2014  1218  M   25  04/28/1989  W  311/06/6098 11/24/2014  1145  000020140073
                           443   BYRON ST                      
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            OT DISORDERLY CONDUCT              11/25/2014
    Additional Charges:OT DISORDERLY    1 Count | TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
DAVIS,MELINDA          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/24/2014  1245  F   28  03/26/1986  W   11/24/2014  0830  000020090303
                           533 E FRANKLIN ST                  
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR DEAL COCAINE/NARCOTIC
    Additional Charges:DR DEAL COCAIN   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
BRYANT,CLAYTON         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/24/2014  1324  M   24  02/08/1990  W   11/24/2014  0830  000020140381
                           829 E 350 S                         
                       BLUFFTON        IN 46714                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          11/26/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
KEHLE,MITCHELL



PENALTY DUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Indiana Law (IC 6-1.1-37-10) requires the County Treasurer to add a late payment penalty to the unpaid portions of the amounts due for each installment of Property taxes.  The penalty will be in the amount of 5% of the unpaid tax if the installment is completely paid on or before the 30 days after the due date and you are not liable for delinquent property taxes first due and payable in a previous installment for the same parcel.  The last day to pay with a 5% penalty will be Dec. 10, 2014. Delinquent payments must be paid in the Treasurer’s office or sent by mail and must be post marked no later than December 10th 2014 to receive the 5% penalty. If taxes are due for more than the 2nd Installment of this year then the penalty will be in the amount of 10% of the unpaid tax.



IDNR to hold new hours

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, November 30th, 2014

IDNR DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AND J.E. ROUSH FISH AND WILDLIFE AREAS MAIN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE IS CHANGING THE HOURS OF OPERATION.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY DECEMBER 1, 2014 OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU WITH ANY OF YOUR HUNTING AND FISHING NEEDS!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED BUSINESS.



Jail Bookings Nov. 10, 2014

By Lamont Neal
Monday, November 10th, 2014

The following information is received from the Huntington County Sheriff`s Department.

It is a listing of the Huntington County Jail Bookings over the past few days.

Huntington Free Press will continue to run this information as a public service for our readers.

Any questions concerning the listing should be directed to the Huntington County Sheriff`s Department.

WHITENECK,RICHELLE MA  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/16/2014  1655  F   28  04/13/1986  W  10/16/2014  1655  000020050061
                          1557 N CRAMER RD                    
                       ANDREWS         IN 46750                            INTERFERING WITH DRUG OR           10/16/2014
    Additional Charges:INTERFERING WI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
REUST,RICHARD D        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/16/2014  2105  M   24  01/29/1990  W   10/16/2014  1419  000020100029
                          2161 N 650 E                         
                       LAGRO           IN 46941                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
WINEBRENNER,JOSIAH S   - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/17/2014  1403  M   26  07/25/1988  W  10/17/2014  1000  000020140379
                           301 W WHITLEY                       
                       CHURUBUSCO      IN 46723                            DR POSS MARIJUANA/HASH OI          10/17/2014
    Additional Charges:DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count | TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
PETTY,DILLION R        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/18/2014  0435  M   20  01/05/1994  W   10/18/2014  0435  000020140380
                           704   GRAYSTON AVE                 
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR MINOR POSSESSION ALCOH
    Additional Charges:DR MINOR POSSE   1 Count | BURGLARY         1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
SHELBY COUNTY OHIO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
VOGHT,AXEL DEE         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/18/2014  2146  M   22  04/16/1992  W   10/18/2014  2055  000020100186
                          1620   SABINE ST            B        
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH CONVERSION
    Additional Charges:TH CONVERSION    1 Count |
====================================================================================================================================
CRAFT,NORMA JEAN       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/18/2014  2320  F   29  07/23/1985  W  10/18/2014  2320  000020060302
                          1325   CYCLE DRIVE                  
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            CONTEMPT OF COURT
    Additional Charges:CONTEMPT OF CO   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
====================================================================================================================================
BRYANT,CLAYTON         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/19/2014  0139  M   24  02/08/1990  W  10/19/2014  0139  000020140381
                           829 E 350 S                         
                       BLUFFTON        IN 46714                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PE          10/19/2014

 
 
 

    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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JENNINGS,JON           - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/19/2014  0754  M   53  11/09/1960  W   10/19/2014  0325  000020140382
                          1638 E 700 S                         
                       WARREN          IN 46792                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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BERRY,BRIANNA          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/19/2014  0819  F   22  04/17/1992  W   10/19/2014  0506  000020140145
                           736   ETNA AVE                      
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BA BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA BATTERY       1 Count | DR PUBLIC INTO   1 Count |
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SMITH,TERI             - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/19/2014  1005  F   26  02/22/1988  W   10/19/2014  0547  000020140383
                           906   LAKE AVE                     
                       FT WAYNE        IN 46805                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/19/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count | OT DISORDERLY    1 Count |
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JOHNSON,ANDREW         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/19/2014  1124  M   26  03/09/1988  W  10/19/2014  1100  000020140384
                           590   EASLAND CT                    
                       BAY CITY        MI 48708                            DR POSS MARIJUANA/HASH OI          10/20/2014
    Additional Charges:DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count |
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MARTINEZ,ADRIAN        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/19/2014  2034  M   40  07/06/1974  W   10/19/2014  2025  000020000020
                          1734   HILLSIDE AVE                 
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46805                            DR POSS MARIJUANA/HASH OI          10/20/2014
    Additional Charges:DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
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BOLDING,TIFFANEY M     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/20/2014  1313  F   26  06/24/1988  W   10/20/2014  0830  000020100400
                          1112   BECHTOL ST                   
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS MARIJUANA/HASH OI
    Additional Charges:DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count |
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KLARKE,URIAH J         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/21/2014  1006  M   42  05/30/1972  W  10/21/2014  0830  000020140268
                           224 E HOCKER ST          
                       MONROE          IN 46772                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PR
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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WINTRODE,DAKOTA L      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/21/2014  1224  M   19  07/07/1995  W   10/21/2014  0830  000020140253
                           521   HANNAH ST                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH THEFT
    Additional Charges:TH THEFT         1 Count |
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RUBLE,RACHEAL          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/21/2014  1314  F   25  07/15/1989  W  10/21/2014  0830  000020100460
                           545   MAYNE ST                      
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTA
    Additional Charges:DR POSS CONTRO   1 Count |
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AGNEW,JACOB A          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/21/2014  1542  M   24  07/19/1990  W   10/21/2014  1542  000020140093
                          1641   CONDIT STREET        125     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BA BATTERY                         10/22/2014
    Additional Charges:BA BATTERY       1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
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DEEL,JOHN L            - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/21/2014  1855  M   31  01/25/1983  W   10/21/2014  1647  000020140385
                          3269   LUPINE DR                    
                       INDIANAPOLIS    IN 46228                            TH CONVERSION                      10/22/2014
    Additional Charges:TH CONVERSION    1 Count |
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BLAND,TERRY W JR       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/22/2014  0336  M   46  12/15/1967  W  10/21/2014  2200  000020140386
                          6203 W 1000 S                        
                       WARREN          IN 46702                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PE
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count | TR ACCIDENT LE   1 Count |
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BRYANT,MARK            - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/22/2014  1310  M   45  10/18/1969  W  10/22/2014  1205  000020120344
                           258 S LEEDY LN                      
                       ANDREWS         IN 46702                            DR POSS MARIJUANA/HASH OI
    Additional Charges:DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count |
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WELCHES,TODD G         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/22/2014  1410  M   49  12/14/1964  W   10/22/2014  1225  000020140254
                           746   HENERY ST                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BURGLARY
    Additional Charges:BURGLARY         1 Count | TH THEFT         1 Count |
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WHINERY,ZEBULAN W      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/23/2014  2113  M   32  02/14/1982  W  10/23/2014  2030  000020120471
                         11450 S HARTFORD CITY RD              
                       WARREN          IN 46792                            BURGLARY
    Additional Charges:BURGLARY         1 Count |
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BARTROM,MONA L         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/23/2014  2330  F   60  11/27/1953  W   10/23/2014  2330  000020140387
                           702 W PARK DRIVE                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            FR CHECK DECEPTION                 10/24/2014
    Additional Charges:FR CHECK DECEP   1 Count |
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DAILEY,ZACHARY C       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/24/2014  1020  M   25  10/10/1989  W 10/24/2014  0830  000020140336
                           380   CLINE                        
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/26/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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SHEPHARD,HAL LYNN      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/24/2014  1047  M   60  11/10/1953  W   10/24/2014  0830  000020140290
                         10151 N SR 13                         
                       ELWOOD          IN 46036                            TR ACCIDENT LEAVING SCENE          10/27/2014
    Additional Charges:TR ACCIDENT LE   1 Count |
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BENFER,CHARLES ANDREW  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/24/2014  1300  M   22  09/16/1992  W  10/24/2014  1233  000020100412
                          1620   PARK                         
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BA BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA BATTERY       1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
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WALKER,KENNETH L       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/24/2014  2128  M   32  07/24/1982  B  10/24/2014  2050  000020140255
                          7227 E 35TH ST.                      
                       INDIANAPOLIS    IN 46226                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1          10/26/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DWS-with pr   1 Count |
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MCKINNIE,JAMES WESLEY  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/24/2014  2234  M   32  08/30/1982  W   10/24/2014  2155  000020130011
                          4783 S STATE RD 3                    
                       EATON           IN 473387                           CO BODY ATTACHMENT
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
                                             HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
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LACROIX,JERRY E        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/25/2014  0205  M   31  05/07/1983  W   10/25/2014  0205  000020080011
                          1772 N ETNA ROAD                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS PARAPHERNALIA
    Additional Charges:DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count | DR POSS SYNTHE   1 Count |

                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
HUNTINGTON COUNTY                            HUNTINGTON CO
                                                /   -
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MILLER,ALEXANDER K     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/25/2014  0738  M   20  08/03/1994  W   10/25/2014  0201  000020120244
                           214   MCCARTY ST                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            DR POSS PARAPHERNALIA
    Additional Charges:DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
HUNTINGTON
                                                /   -
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CLINE,JOSHA B          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/25/2014  1740  M   39  09/06/1975  W   10/25/2014  1740  000020060826
                          1935   ASPEN AVE                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            CONTEMPT OF COURT                  10/25/2014
    Additional Charges:CONTEMPT OF CO   1 Count |
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HAHN,MELISSA MARIE     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  1043  F   34  07/19/1980  W   10/26/2014  1004  000020030541
                          2540 E MARKLE ROAD                   
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            OPERATING MOTOR VEH W/REG
    Additional Charges:OPERATING MOTO   1 Count |
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JAMES,FREDDIE E        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  1214  M   64  01/06/1950  W  10/26/2014  0528  000020140388
                           726 E TIPTON ST                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/26/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count | DR POSS MARIJU   1 Count | DR POSS PARAPH   1 Count |
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KOHNKE,NATHEN R        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  1332  M   23  04/07/1991  W   10/26/2014  0345  000020080444
                           305   FREDERICK ST                 
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BURGLARY
    Additional Charges:BURGLARY         1 Count |
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BAKER,LLOYD D          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  1606  M   25  12/05/1988  W   10/26/2014  1520  000020090434
                          1105   5TH STREET                    
                       MARION          IN 46953                            FAILURE TO STOP AFTER ACC
    Additional Charges:FAILURE TO STO   1 Count |
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ROLAND,ANDREA L        - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  1917  F   33  12/02/1980  W 10/26/2014  1850  000020060014
                           749 E MARKET                        
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1          10/26/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DWS-with pr   1 Count |
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THORNBURGH,SHAWN       - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  2050  M   27  07/24/1987  W   10/26/2014  2050  000020120388
                           822   WABASH CIRCLE                
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            RO ROBBERY

    Additional Charges:RO ROBBERY       1 Count |
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BRUMBAUGH,AMANDA MARI  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  2315  F   31  09/11/1983  W   10/26/2014  2315  000020090325
                          3851 N 750 W                         
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PR
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
HUNTINGTON                                   HUNTINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                                /   -
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HARTWIG,CAMARON M      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  2325  M   25  03/28/1989  W   10/26/2014  2325  000020130112
                           521 S LAFONTAINE                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BURGLARY
    Additional Charges:BURGLARY         1 Count |
==================================================================================================================

SONTAY,SANTOS TZARAX   - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/27/2014  1238  M   30  08/08/1984  W   10/27/2014  0830  000020140337
                           450   COLERICK ST                   
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46806                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PE          10/29/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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SCALES,JONATHAN M      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/27/2014  1340  M   21  12/01/1992  A   10/27/2014  0830  000020140343
                          1908   STULTS RD                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/29/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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GOULDING,DAWN          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/27/2014  1437  F   30  04/03/1984  U  10/27/2014  0830  000020140344
                         10728   THIELE RD                     
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46819                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/29/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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MUFF,BRANDON M         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1324  M   32  01/06/1982  B   10/28/2014  0830  000020140287
                         10235   BITTERROOT DR                 
                       FT WAYNE        IN 46804                            BA DOMESTIC BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA DOMESTIC BA   1 Count |
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HARDESTY,AARON         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1411  M   28  05/05/1986  W   10/28/2014  1235  000020140389
                             6   COUNTRY SQUIREE CT            
                       LAFAYETTE       IN 47906                            CO BODY ATTACHMENT                 10/28/2014
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
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LEE,WILLIAM R          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1605  M   39  04/21/1975  W  10/28/2014  1230  000020140310
                                 WINFIELD                      
                       INDIANAPOLIS    IN 46260                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1
    Additional Charges:TR DWS-with pr   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->

                                                /   -
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WEST,ANTHONY ALLEN     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1718  M   37  07/28/1977  W   10/28/2014  1430  000020140078
                           326   WHITE BRIDGE CT               
                       BLUFFTON        IN 46714                            CO INVASION OF PRIVACY
    Additional Charges:CO INVASION OF   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
WELLS CO.                                    WELLS CO
POINTDEXTER,BLAKE                               /   -
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BURNWORTH,RYAN WAYNE   - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1746  M   34  07/30/1980  W  7 10/28/2014  1645  000020000600
                          1215   EVERGREEN ROAD       11       
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1          10/28/2014
  
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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PYLE,ALAN E            - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1818  M   63  09/27/1951  W   10/28/2014  1735  000020000569
                           604   KESWICK DRIVE                 
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TH CONVERSION                      10/28/2014
    Additional Charges:TH CONVERSION    1 Count |
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FEICHTER,FRANKLIN EDW  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1840  M   25  01/15/1989  W   10/28/2014  1840  000020080430
                           602 N BROADWAY                      
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750



Snyder Calls on Pence

By Lamont Neal
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Gary Snyder, Huntington County Community School Board District 2 candidate, is calling for Governor Mike Pence to reconsider his decision not to apply for up to $80 million in federal funding to expand access to early education for low-income Hoosier families, including children in Huntington.  Snyder is also challenging his opponents to join him in this request.
 
“I would call on Governor Pence to reconsider his decision not to apply for up to $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education and I would challenge my opponents to join me in this request,” Snyder said.  “My concern is that by not pursuing these funds, low-income families in the Huntington County Community School Corporation, and across the state, will not have access to high-level pre-K programs,” Snyder added.



"Chair-ity Affair" a Success

By Lamont Neal
Monday, October 13th, 2014

Huntington County Special Olympics would like to send a thank you to Ardella Moriarity and The Freedom Riders, Chapter 5 for a fantastic day of fun and fundraising, Saturday, October 11. Thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who donated items, their time and their talents to make the breakfast, lunch, bake sale and the “Chair-ity Affair” chair auction the best ever. Thank you to all of those who volunteered and donated items, we could not have done it without your help and support.  Huntington County is a great place to be.
Huntington County
Special Olympics



Income and wealth gap

By Lamont Neal
Monday, September 8th, 2014

Editor,

We have heard a lot recently about the income and wealth gap.  Why should we be concerned? 
For one thing, as the Standard & Poor’s recent analysis points out, the inequality has slowed the 5 year recovery from the recession.
Also we pride ourselves on being the land of opportunity.  Capitalism has its strengths, but anyone who is familiar with the game Monopoly knows that if the game starts with one person owning all the properties, the game is over before it started. According to Oxfam, 1% of the world’s population controls $110 Trillion, 65 times the total wealth of the poorest half of the world`s population (3.5 billion people).
The estate tax has historically provided a counter weight to this tendency to concentrate the wealth in a few individuals, but we have politicians today who have eviscerated that tax and would do away with it, calling it a “death tax”.
A number of millionaires and billionaires recently signed a petition asking congress not to repeal the estate tax.  They recognized that they would not have been able to acquire the wealth they did without the infrastructure and amenities developed by the common efforts of those who went before.  They understood that it is only fair to pass it on to the society that treated them so well.
President Obama, in an attempt to deal with the income gap, has called for a national minimum wage of $10.10 an hour.  The recent call from fast food workers for $15.00 is closer to what is needed.  The 13 states that raised their minimum wage at the start of this year have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not.  Raising wages improves employee’s morale, productivity and customer service.  When families have more money in their pockets they pump it back into their local economies.  If you work hard and play by the rules you shouldn’t have to raise your family in poverty.
Are your legislators voting for a higher minimum wage, a fair estate tax and doing away with loopholes that let wealthy CEO’s pay taxes at a lower rate than their underpaid employees?
If not, maybe it is time to elect someone who will represent all Americans, not just the 1% that pay for their campaigns.

Dean Beery



Ground swell growing to stop annexation

By Lamont Neal
Thursday, May 1st, 2014

A meeting was held on Tuesday, April 29th to educate and inform the public and affected property owners whose land falls into the proposed forced annexation areas set forth by Mayor Brooks Fetters and the Huntington City Council.

The topics included the negative effects on the city and county residents if the annexation is passed. These negative effects include higher taxes to cover the costs of added infrastructure, the loss of revenues to the School Corporation and public library, and higher utility rates.

For more information, visit the City of Huntington’s website at  www.huntington.in.us , type “Annexation” in the search area then select  City of Huntington Annexation Plan 2014-2021. In addition to this report, type “Comprehensive Plan” in the search area, select  City of Huntington 2012 Comprehensive Plan  and scroll to pages 71-85 for further aspects of the annexation plan developed back in September of 2012.

The public is encouraged to voice their opinions about the annexation plan by contacting the City Council Members who will be voting yes or no to continue with Annexation.  City Council Members include: Charles Chapman, District 1, 260.359.3469, Paul Pike, District 2, 260.358.0763, Jim Long, District 3, 260.356.4682, Wayne Powell, District 4, 260.356.4934, Joe Blomeke, District 5, 260.356.6912, Greg Davis, At Large, 260.519.2223 and Jack Slusser, At Large, 260.356.4755. Mayor Brooks Fetters may be reached at 260-356-1400 x212, as well.

A Special Meeting and Public Hearing is scheduled for June 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers located at the Huntington City Building that citizens of Huntington City and County are urged to attend and voice their opinions.

The public is also invited to attend the next meeting against the forced annexation on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm at 6864 Stults Rd (6864N – 200W).  “LIKE ” the group’s Facebook Page Huntington Annexation to follow the latest information.

 

Cathy Beard



Special Olympics Thanks FOE #823

By Lamont Neal
Monday, October 7th, 2013

Dear Editor:

We would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles #823 for their recent fundraising events for Huntington County Special Olympics. The volunteers, entertainment and food were fantastic. To those who participated in the auctions and made donations of any kind throughout the day, thank you.

Because of the help and participation from local organizations and residents, we are able to provide sports competition for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Thank You,

Keith and Nancy Hartley

Huntington County Special Olympics



Hazel E. Earhart

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Hazel E. Earhart, 99 of Huntington passed away at 1:30 am on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Hazel was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. She had worked in assembly at Triad-Utrad for 12 years, retiring in 1978.

Hazel was born on July 27, 1915 in Sylacauga, Alabama, a daughter of Frank R. and Margaret N. (Bearden) Giddens.

She was united in marriage to Warren Earhart on November 29, 1941 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2002.

Survivors include two daughters: Terry Earhart of Huntington; Vicki Smith of Huntington; a sister: Mary Riggle of Huntington; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles Giddens, Wilbur Giddens, James Giddens and three sisters: Lela Anguish, Ruby Wilson and Melba Giddens.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 am following visitation at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.

Interment will take place at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion.

Memorial donations can be made out to First Church of the Nazarene Children`s Ministry or Heritage Pointe Activity Department both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

To sign Mrs. Earhart`s on-line guest registry visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com


 



Daniel Hunt Evans

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Daniel Hunt Evans, age 73, of Huntington, died on Monday (March 23, 2015) at his home.

A Celebration of Dan`s Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, with calling hours from 1-2 p.m. Dan will have another service in Big Moose, NY, where the family has had a cabin for seven generations, sometime this coming summer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington Humane Society in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Dan was born on June 11, 1941 in East Chicago, Indiana, the son of Gurdon C. and Mildred Webb Evans. He was a 1959 graduate of Oliver P. Morton High School in Hammond, Indiana. He attended college at Manchester, and graduated with a B.S. in education from Huntington College. He also earned a M.S. degree from St. Francis University, Ft. Wayne, in Special Education. His first teaching job was at Warren School, where he taught typing, and also was the senior class sponsor. He then became a special education teacher and taught in every school and grade level in Huntington. He retired, and continued to work part time at Salvation Army and Goodwill in Huntington for a few years. Dan was always a dog-lover, and for the past several years participated in the Animal Rescue Program taking in dogs and loving them as his own children. He was a person with a great sense of humor, fun, and had a very caring heart.

He is survived by his only sibling - Jennifer Evans and Robert Fitzgibbon of Rome, New York; his three nieces - Elisabeth, Kristi, and Erika of New York, Vermont, and North Dakota; four grandnieces - Elsa, Raffaella, Annika and Lily; and many special cousins and friends. He also was very close to Larry Williamson, whom he helped to raise, and his children, L.J. and Samantha.



Jody R. Bir

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Jody R. Bir, age 62, of Huntington, died at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday (March 25, 2015) at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Visitation will be held from 3 - 7 p.m. Sunday (March 29, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (March 30, 2015) at St. Mary`s Catholic Church, 903 North Jefferson Street, Huntington with Father John Pfister officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or to the donor`s choice in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Jody was born on August 24, 1952 in Huntington, the daughter of Ernest E. and Doris (Boyer) Stallsmith. She was a 1970 graduate of Huntington North High School. On May 14, 1977, Jody married Timothy A. Bir at St. Mary`s Catholic Church in Huntington. She worked for Lutheran Medical Group in the heart center for over 15 years and 14 years as a Teacher`s Aide with the Huntington County Community School System. Jody was a member of St. Mary`s Catholic Church and the Quilt Club, both in Huntington. She was lovingly known as `Sarge` and loved her family, friends, and extended friends.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years - Tim Bir; one son - Justin (Carrie) Bir of Xenia, Ohio; one daughter - Allison (Bruce) Turner of Guthrie, Oklahoma; one brother - Todd (Debra) Stallsmith of Huntington; two sisters - Janie (Donald) Wolf of Edmonton, Kentucky, and Edie Whitacre of Andrews; and two grandchildren - Leah Turner and Isaac Bir.




Benjamin L. Anderson

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Benjamin L. Anderson, 25, of Albany, IN, recently went to be with the lord. He was born on Wednesday, February 07, 1990, in Delaware County, IN. Benjamin was a 2008 graduate of Delta High School. Ben worked for Minar`s IGA as well as several local factories. He attended Temple Baptist Church in Dunkirk, IN. Ben enjoyed Basketball, Baseball, hiking, camping, and studying the Bible. He was also involved in the community by helping Coach Baseball. 
Survivors include his Mother – Toni (Thurman) Anderson, Sister - Katie A. Anderson (Husband, Brian) Franklin, Nephew – Braylon Franklin, Albany, IN, Paternal Grandmother - Annabelle Anderson, Daleville, IN, Aunt - Shirley (Husband, Arnold) Clevenger, Albany, IN, Aunt - Dianna (Husband, Lin) Dampier, Selma, IN, Uncle - Clark (Wife, Mary) Anderson, Redkey, IN, Aunt - Lori Bender, Uniondale, IN, Aunt - Dara (Husband, Gene) Veazey, Lakeland, FL, Aunt - Jackie (Husband, Eric) Clevenger, Daleville, IN, Aunt - Faith Clawson, Daleville, IN, and Several Cousins 
He was preceded in death by his Father - Chris Anderson, Maternal Grandmother - Ruth Thurman, Maternal Grandfather - Bennie Thurman, Paternal Grandfather - Lloyd D. Anderson, Paternal Grandmother - Anna May Collins, Uncle – Mark Anderson, and Uncle - Bob Bender
 Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Meacham Funeral Service 648 W. State St. Albany on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday.
 A service to celebrate his life will be at Meacham Funeral Service 648 W. State St. Albany at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 28, 2015 with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Black Cemetery in Dunkirk.
 Arrangements have been entrusted to Ben`s Cousins; Funeral Directors Bud Whetsel and Jeff Glancy.
 Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com
 



Raymond Rogers

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Raymond Rogers, 85, of Hartford City, IN, passed away at 2:35 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at University Nursing Center in Upland, IN.  He was born on Wednesday, April 03, 1929, in Wells County, IN.  He married Wynona J. (Cunnington) Rogers on Sunday, September 07, 1947 in Dunkirk, IN.  Mr. Rogers a 1947 Graduate of Montpelier High School, retired in 1993 from the Blackford County Highway Department as a Superintendent after 23 years of service. He had also worked for Dobson Construction for 13 years and farmed in his spare time. Raymond formerly owned Rogers Mobile Feed Service as well as R & R Excavating. He attended the Olive Branch Church of the Nazarene. Raymond had also wintered in Crystal River, Fl. for many years.
 
 Survivors include his Daughter - Linda W. Kurut, Warsaw, IN, Son - Harold A. (Wife, Judy) Rogers, Hartford City, IN, Daughter - Mrs. Ray (Cathy E.) Nottingham, Hartford City, IN, Daughter - Mrs. Dale (Karen) Pattison, Marion, IN, Sister - Mildred A. Jones, Hartford City, IN, Sister - Eleanor A. Bennett, Hartford City, IN, Sister - M. Elizabeth Hughes, Hartford City, IN, Sister - Roberta Grimes, Muncie, IN, Granddaughter - Rachel Guerra, Geneva, IN, Grandson - Raymond Kurut, Chicago, IL, Grandson - Philip Kurut, Ft. Wayne, IN, Grandson - Harold E. Rogers, Hartford City, IN, Granddaughter - Melanie Parker, Hartford City, IN, Grandson - John Rogers, Hartford City, IN, Grandson - Jason Rogers, Montpelier, IN, Grandson - Mark Taylor II, Frankfort, IN, Granddaughter - Catrina Snyder, Montpelier, IN, Granddaughter - Cassandra Reidt, Portland, IN, Grandson - Damon Pattison, Marion, IN. Granddaughter - Danelle Cord, Jefferson City , MO, 27 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his Father - Otto A. Rogers, Mother - Merlie E. (Morris) Rogers, Wife - Wynona J. (Cunnington) Rogers, Sister - Mildred A. Jones, Hartford City, IN, Sister - Alice May Phillips, and 1 Great Grandson.
  Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
 A service to celebrate his life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28, 2015 with Pastor Steve Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Twin Hill - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.
 
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.