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Jake Nash Represents HU at Nationals

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

Junior Jake Nash represented Huntington University at the 64th annual men`s NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores (Ala.) on May 21-23. HU was one of over 150 men`s and women`s programs at nationals.

For 13th-seeded Nash (Lebanon, Ohio, Dayton Christian), it was his first trip to the outdoor national stage where he finished 16th in high jump with a leap of 6-7. Nash currently holds the school record in high jump with a mark of 6-9.25, a feat he accomplished last month on April 18 at the Forester Invitational.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) claimed the women`s national championship title while Concordia University (Neb.) took the men`s title. 



HUs Jake Nash Heading to Nationals

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Junior Jake Nash will represent Huntington University at the 64th annual NAIA Men`s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships slated for May 21-23 at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.

No stranger to the national stage, Nash will be making this third trip to the NAIA Championships in high jump. The Dayton Christian product (Lebanon, Ohio) has twice been to the NAIA Indoor Nationals, earning All-America honors both times.

The leapster will now look to leave his mark at the outdoor event where he is scheduled to compete at 6:00 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, May 22. Nash qualified for nationals by hitting the NAIA A standard at the HU Invitational on April 18 with a career-best leap of 6-9.25.  

The National Championship will be video streamed live via Stretch Internet on www.NAIANetwork.com. Fans can watch with a paid subscription.



Michael Crowley Earns All Conference

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

For the second consecutive season, sophomore Michael Crowley has been honored by the Crossroads League as an All-Conference pick. The Chesterton native (Chesterton HS) was one of two catchers selected to the All-Conference squad.

Behind the plate, Crowley boasted a .982 fielding percentage and picked off 11 of his 18 opponents who attempted to steal a base.  

At the plate, he finished the season with 46 hits which included 11 doubles, the fourth highest number in the league, and a homerun. He also knocked in 23 runs and finished sixth in the conference in batting average (.374).

Joining Crowley as an All-Conference honoree was senior Kyle Zerfas (4-5) who was one of four starting pitchers named to the list.

He posted four wins against two losses in the conference and registered some impressive numbers by finishing third among his league peers in opponent batting average (.218), third in hits allowed per game (6.89), third in innings pitched (79.2) and fifth in earned run average (2.15).

In 14 appearances, Zerfas (Frankfort, Ind., Frankfort HS) gave up 61 hits, 23 runs (19 earned) and 17 walks while striking out 41. 

Sophomore TJ Lindstrand (Noblesville, Noblesville HS) was also honored by the Crossroads League this season as a member of the Gold Glove Team. As one of the league`s top left fielder`s, Lindstrand was perfect in the outfield with a 1.00 fielding percentage. In 37 games, he tallied 61 catches and four assists.

As a senior relief pitcher, Hohlbein (3-2) earned Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades. The Lenawee Christian High School product (Adrian, Mich.) ranked fifth in the league in total saves with three. In 26.1 innings pitched, he gave up just eight runs for an ERA of 2.73.

The right-handed hurler allowed 28 hits and eight walks while striking out 20 to hold his opponents to a .289 batting average.



No Qualifiers for NAIA Nationals Track

By Pam Sherman
Sunday, May 10th, 2015

A handful of athletes representing the HU track and field team participated in the Dr. Keeler Track & Field Invitational hosted by North Central College on Friday in hopes of qualifying for the NAIA National Championships. Unfortunately a weather delay didn`t help their cause as none of the Foresters were able to punch a ticket to nationals.

Christiana Hicks topped Huntington`s performances with a fourth place finish in triple jump by posting a mark of 37-01.25. Allison Amstutz also had a solid outing in shot put where she claimed sixth with a toss of 39-10.00. Courtney Baker clocked in at 1:01.02 in the 400 meters to finish fifteenth.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Baker, Hicks, Nicole Pennington and Samantha McCoy posted their best time of the year by running a 49.40 to take eighth.

On the men`s side, Jake Nash finished ninth in high jump with a leap of 6-05.50. The men`s 4x400 meter relay team of Phil Holliday, Jaden Kreft, Scott Skiles and Chris Reed  ran to a fourteenth place finish in 3:27.96.

Nash and Brooks Gerke will be representing HU at the 2015 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships slated for May 21-23 in Golf Shores, Alabama May 21-23.

 



Forester Baseball Season Ends

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The 2nd-seeded HU baseball team suffered a 6-3 loss to 3rd-seeded Spring Arbor Wednesday afternoon in an elimination game of the Crossroads League Tournament at Forest Glen. With this loss, the Foresters wrap up the season with a 27-15 record while the Cougars move on to the championship game where they will face top-seeded Mount Vernon later today.

After losing to Bethel in the opening round, Huntington scratched and clawed their way out of the consolation bracket to win three straight games before being forced out of the tourney by SAU.

HU didn`t go down without a fight as they battled until the bitter end. Down 6-1 heading into their last at-bat, Coach Frame`s crew pieced together a rally that included a Dylan Henricks single and Nate Stark walk - both of which resulted in a run to pull HU within three at 6-3.

With bases still loaded and two outs, the winning run stepped up to the plate but the comeback was cut short as Spring Arbor closer Robert Cleary worked his 44th strikeout of the season to bring HU`s season to an end. 

The Foresters first run came in the fourth on TJ Lindstrand`s RBI-single after the Cougars had already plated three runs. SAU would go on to scatter a run in three different innings to make for the 6-1 score heading into the ninth.

Lindstrand finished with three of his team`s six hits while Henricks (2) and Andy Roser (1) accounted for the other three.  

Starting pitcher Kyle Zerfas took the loss. In 2.2 innings in the circle he gave up four hits and three runs.



Kids Kampus Summer Kamp to Begin

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, the child care division of Pathfinder Services, is having a Summer Kamp for children ages 5 through 12 starting June 8th through August 11th.  The Summer Kamp includes up to 50 hours of fun and educational learning per week along with snacks, meals and a lot of activities.  Summer Kamp will take place all summer long Monday through Friday from 5:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Limited scholarship opportunities may be available.

The Kamp features structured programs and provides activities to help develop the `whole child` and will stimulate each child`s unique interests and sense of discovery.  Hands on experiences and opportunities for learning during the 2015 Summer Kamp include roller skating, a visit to the Fort Wayne Children`s Zoo, nature walks, crafts, cooking, trips to area parks and the splash pad, participation in the summer library program and more.

`Studies show children may lose over half of what they have learned during the school year over the summer break,` stated Lisa Mettler, Administrator of Kids Kampus. `Summer Kamp provides a fun and creative environment which engages the children in educational activities during the summer, helping them retain what they have learned in school.`

In addition to summer programming, Pathfinder Kids Kampus will be offering Fall Preschool, which is a program designed for children ages 3, 4, and 5 years. Two, three and five day preschool classes are available and will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd. Prices begin at just $23.50 per week!

Pathfinder Kids Kampus also has FREE Early Head Start openings for their Combination Program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age.  This program allows children to enjoy playing with other children five days a week while receiving Early Head Start curriculum preparing them for preschool and kindergarten.  In addition, two or three home visits per month allow parents and guardians to work on their child`s development and family goals

For information or to register for Summer Kamp and fall programs, please call Pathfinder Kids Kampus at (260) 356-0123 or visit www.kidskampus.org.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, offers Early Head Start programming for children 0 to 3 and expectant mothers, along with child care for children from 6 weeks to age 12 and preschool.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Level 3 Paths to QUALITY Provider and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at www.kidskampus.org.  Call 260-356-0123 for details.



Watch for Carpenter Bees Around Homes

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

     One of the most frequent calls this spring to the Huntington County Extension Office is that large bees are boring into wood structures.  A common place to find these bees is around decks attached to homes.

            The insects are called carpenter bees.  Female carpenter bees will tunnel into wood to build nests.  The male carpenter bees may fly at you as if they will sting like a bumblebee.  However, the male carpenter bees do not have stingers so they cannot hurt you. 

            So, how can you tell the difference between a carpenter bee and a bumblebee?  Carpenter bees have shiny black abdomens, whereas bumblebees have hairy yellow abdomens.

            According to Purdue Extension Entomologist, Tim Gibb, the hole made by the carpenter bee actually goes straight into the wood for about 1-2 inches, then makes a 90-degree turn and runs with the wood grain for some 4-6 inches. The female bee fills 6-8 cells (separated from one another by partitions of wood pulp) with pollen and nectar.

Gibb further explains that each of these cells contains one bee larva. After the cells are completed, the female seals the tunnel and soon dies. Larvae inside the cells mature by late August and new adults emerge by early September. These adults forage for nectar but eventually reenter the tunnel (or a nearby one), clean it, and then overwinter in it. The cycle starts anew the following spring. 

It is recommended to varnish all exposed wood to limit the damage of carpenter bees.  If this is not a possibility, then spray a coating of carbaryl (Sevin) or permethrin to the exposed wood.  Insecticidal dusts can also be puffed into the holes.  After a few days the holes can be filled with wood putty.  Plugging the carpenter bee galleries with the putty will prevent future carpenter bee infestations. 

Typically these bees won`t cause severe structural damage.  Over time, however, the carpenter bees could weaken structures if they build their nests in the same location for many years. 

Remember to read and follow all label instructions when using insecticides.  For additional information, please see the Purdue Extension publication (E-252-W) on carpenter bees, which can be found at this Web link:  http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-252.pdf .

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.



Huntington County Cattlemen to Meet

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Tuesday May 26 at 7:00 pm in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex (first floor).  The agenda items include the food tent at the 4-H Fair and nominations for the Cattlemen`s Award.  

 

      For more information, contact Purdue Extension – Huntington County Office, 354 N Jefferson – Suite 202, Huntington or call 260-358-4826.



HPL & Markle Libarary Hosting Events

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 18th, 2015

The Summer Reading Program begins soon, and the summer will be filled with a variety of events at the Huntington and Markle libraries. Some of these events will involve getting crafty — so if you love DIY, you`ll love these events!
First up is the annual Father`s Day Make & Take craft. Children ages 4 through grade 5 are invited to make a terrarium for their Father`s Day gift on Saturday, June 13 at the Huntington Library. The program is free, courtesy of the Master Gardeners of Huntington County, but limited to the first 25 participants who sign up. Make sure to call the Children`s Desk at 356-2900 to register!
The Huntington Library will be holding a series of craft nights for teens and adults throughout the summer. On Tuesday, June 23rd at 6pm, we`ll be painting old bricks to look like the book spines of our favorite novels. These look wonderful in gardens! On Tuesday, June 30th at 6pm, we`ll be using comic book and old book pages to decoupage a variety of items. Feel free to bring your own to decoupage as well! And on Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm, we`ll be decorating mugs with permanent markers! All of these events take place at the Huntington Library, with the exception of the July 7th mug and marker craft — this will take place at Markle as well all day Monday, July 6th. All of these events are completely free to participate, but registration is required for supplies purposes. Please call the Reference Desk at 356-0824 to sign up!
The Huntington City-Township Public Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, 46750. The Markle Library is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle, 46770.



HPL Hosting Summer Teen Programs

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, May 14th, 2015

This summer, the Huntington Library will be hosting a variety of programs and events for teens as part of the superhero-themed Summer Reading Program! Chess is a game for those with super-hero focus, and the library`s calling chess superheroes everywhere to join up for some light-hearted matches! At 6pm June 11 and July 9, teens grades 6-12 can stop by to play chess, whether a beginner or pro. Snacks will be provided, and teens are encouraged to bring friends!
Teens are also invited to join art teacher Christine Nicholson for a workshop on creating your very own comic book! The workshop takes place Tuesday, June 16th from 6:30-7:30pm, and Nicholson will walk participants through creating characters, plotting the story, and how to tell the story in comic book form. All supplies will be provided, and teens can work together with a friend to make a comic together.
Both events are free and take place at the Huntington Library. While the chess matches do not require registration, the comic workshop is limited to the first 25 that sign up due to supplies limitations. For more information or to register, call the Young Adult Department at 356-0824. The Huntington Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.



HU Launches `Bright Star` Program

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

The launch of Huntington University`s `Bright Star` program has generated new degree options, creative classroom strategies and a scholarship day for high school students.

As a part of the Faith Forward 2022 strategic plan, the university opened up a contest for faculty and staff idea submissions. `Bright Star` ideas are initiatives that draw students, collaborative partners, friends and/or donors to the university and can be implemented with a budget of $1,000 to $25,000. Ideas must possess a shelf life of at least two years.

`One of the hallmarks of a learning organization is that people are always thinking about and creating ways to improve what how they serve others,` said Dr. Ann McPherren, vice president for strategy & graduate/adult programs and professor of business and economics. `This year`s Bright Star initiative gave faculty and staff a formal way to bring their ideas forth. We had such strong participation and good ideas that we are going to continue the process in the future.`

Twenty-eight strong and widely varying Bright Star ideas were submitted. With the support of a donor, the university will fund and initiate four ideas this year. The other ideas will be considered for future implementation.

The 2014-2015 Bright Stars winning ideas are:

1.) Creation of a Master of Fine Arts degree in digital media & film and in digital media and producing – submitted by Dawn Ford, associate professor of digital media arts

`It was an honor to have this graduate program proposal selected for a Bright Star grant, and many people participated in the formation of the plan,` Ford said. `The Master of Fine Arts in creative producing degree will increase our enrollment and enrich our educational opportunities for undergraduates as they engage with graduate students on film projects. Faith-integration combined with the convenience of online classes make this program unique and very attractive to Christian filmmakers already working in the industry because grad students can attend this program while living anywhere in the world.`

2.) DIY (do-it-yourself) major – Creation of a framework/process for student designed inter-disciplinary majors – submitted by Sarah Harvey, registrar

`We are excited about this new program and the opportunities our students will have to design a program that precisely fits their educational goals,` Harvey said.

3.) Invigorating the classroom with reacting to the past curriculum – using the research-based case on how role immersion games transform college – submitted by Dr. Dwight Brautigam, professor of European history

4.) High School Student Scholarship Day – Creation of a prospective student visit day centered on the annual Academic Research Forum and participation by high-schoolers in events that day – submitted by Dr. Del Doughty, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of English

`I proposed that we bring back our old scholarship competition, but that we bundle it with the Academic Research Forum, one of the signature moments on our campus calendar,` Doughty said. `When families visit for Scholarship Day, they`ll see a bustling campus and many of our best students showing off their best work at the Academic Research Forum. For families who wonder about the value of a college degree, it`s an unimpeachable way for us to show them how an HU education changes lives for the better.`

Authors of the Bright Star initiatives selected will receive a $500 stipend and be recognized for their efforts.

 









HCCSC Board to Meet 5/27/15

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

The Huntington County Community School Corporation`s Board of Trustees will be meeting May 27, 2015 for a regular meeting in the Horace Mann Education Center.  The agenda and attachments are now available through the HCCSC web page at www.hccsc.k12.in.us , click on Board of Trustees, BoardDocs – Public, then click on the date and View the Agenda.

 



Cody Arnold Places 1st in IVY Tech Comp.

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 18th, 2015

Cody Arnold, a network infrastructure major at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, has placed first in the 2015 Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, or CCENT, competition.

Of 170 participants from across the United States and Canada, Arnold took the first spot among students from other high schools, colleges and universities.

According to the NetRiders website, Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions are designed to enhance classroom learning, unite students worldwide, and promote technology training and education. The NetRiders competitions test students on their knowledge of computer technology, from troubleshooting network problems to the components of a monitor.

The first portion of the exam involved a 100-question virtual test that lasted an hour, equaling out to less than a minute per question. The second portion included a virtual lab with vague instructions, allowing Cisco to see if competitors could think on their feet, Arnold says.

For winning, Arnold received a $150 voucher for CCENT certification.

A 2014 Northrop High School graduate, Arnold plans to complete his associate degree at Ivy Tech Northeast  in spring or summer 2016 and hopes to enter the field upon graduation.

Learn more about the competition at academynetriders.com.



HU`s Ranks 9th as Hidden Gem College

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 18th, 2015

Huntington University was named the No. 9 `Hidden Gem` college in the U.S. for employers seeking graduates with skills in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects. There were 11 winners of College Recruiter`s 2015 Hidden Gem Index.

`This national ranking of HU`s Digital Media Arts Department affirms the strength of our graduates in the marketplace,` said Dr. Lance Clark, department chair. `High-caliber companies like Paramount and DreamWorks are employing Huntington University graduates, and this year alone, our students have won more than 30 regional and national awards. I believe the demand for our high-quality graduates in animation, broadcast-fusion media and film will only continue to grow.`

Established in 2005, HU`s digital media arts programs include majors in animation, broadcast-fusion media and film. The department was launched by HU faculty members Steve Leeper and Bryan Ballinger, both of whom worked on the popular `VeggieTales` series. The Digital Media Arts Department has the largest number of majors at HU with 130 in the 2013-2014 academic year, representing 13 percent of the undergraduate population.

College Recruiter used its custom research product to generate the rankings. College Recruiter`s database includes 185 majors at virtually every one of the 4,000 one- and two-year colleges and 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. A custom labor market or salary research report can tell an employer, for example, what the going rate is for a recent graduate with a certain major at a specific school. Other common queries include data related to SAT scores, gender, ethnicity, as well as tenure and turnover of employees.

`There are a lot of awards out there for best colleges, but they almost all focus on starting salary, percentage of graduates employed upon graduation, or percentage of graduates employed within their chosen career path upon graduation,`said Steven Rothberg, president and founder of College Recruiter. `There’s nothing wrong with those rankings but they fail to tell the entire picture. They miss schools which are hidden gems because they do an incredibly great job of taking students who may not have been able to get into the most expensive or most prestigious schools but who are hired into the same types of jobs with the same types of companies paying the same types of starting salaries.`

The modeling for this hidden gem school project was to identify the schools which featured high SAT/ACT scores for entering students, high average starting salaries for the regions in which the schools were located, a high percentage of graduates working in their chosen field of study, and a majority of the graduating class available for recruitment by employers. The availability factor distinguishes many of the excellent from the hidden gem schools. An excellent school may have a high percentage of its graduating class already committed to work for other employers or going to graduate school but that is not a school at which most employers will find success in their effort to hire graduates. A hidden gem school, on the other hand, is one at which employers are likely to find high quality candidates who are ready, willing, and able to say yes to an offer of employment

The top 11 hidden gem schools for U.S. for employers seeking graduates with skills in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects are:

1. Brigham Young University-Provo
2. Loyola Marymount University
3. Bradley University
4. George Mason University
5. Rochester Institute of Technology
6. DePaul University
7. New Jersey Institute of Technology
8. Minneapolis College of Art and Design
9. Huntington University
10. University of Hawaii at Manoa
11. Savannah College of Art and Design

College Recruiter helps recent grads and students find great careers. College Recruiter is the leading niche job board for college and university grads searching for entry-level jobs and students searching for internships. The site features hundreds of thousands of entry-level and internship job posting ads as well as tens of thousands of pages of employment-related articles, Ask the Experts questions and answers, blogs, videos and more. The clients are mostly federal government and Fortune 1,000 corporations who advertise their job openings using job postings, targeted email campaigns, targeted mobile banner ads, targeted display ads and virtual career fairs.

 

For more information about College Recruiter`s Hidden Gems list, visit www.collegerecruiter.com/blog/2015/04/09/top-11-hidden-gem-colleges-for-employers-hiring-animation-interactive-technology-video-graphics-and-special-effects-majors/#more-160938.

 

To learn more about HU`s Digital Media Arts Department, log on to www.huntington.edu/dma.



HU Offers Summer Theatre Youth Camp

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 18th, 2015

Join Huntington University`s Theatre Arts Department for the 2015 Summer Theatre Youth Camp. The camp runs from June 22 to July 11, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

It is open for all children and youth entering grades 2-12 next fall. The camp will be held on HU`s campus in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

This summer`s camp will step into the magical world of Disney. For generations, Disney has been the pinnacle of entertainment for children and adults alike. This summer, children will have the opportunity to experience some of the most well-loved Disney characters and music from classics such as `Mary Poppins,` `Beauty and the Beast,``The Little Mermaid,` `The Jungle Book` and more.

The camp will culminate in a revue-style performance of these Disney classics, showcasing the singing and dancing talents of all who participate. Two performances of `Step Into Disney` will be held Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

During their time at camp, campers will learn acting, singing and dancing skills. Children also will develop language and communication abilities, creativity, social awareness, a positive self-concept and empathy as well as gain an understanding of the art of theater.

Features of the camp include:

Expert guidance from professional directors and camp mentorsParticipation on stage by every camperIndividual instructionFundamentals of theater emphasizedDaily games Christian atmosphereCamp T-shirtTheater prizes.

The cost of the camp is $195 and $220 if paid after June 8.

To learn more, contact Nancy Barnes at (260) 359-4262 or nbarnes@huntington.edu. For additional details and to download the brochure, visit https://www.huntington.edu/theatre/theatre-youth-camp/.



"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.

 


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    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count | CO INTIMIDATIO   1 Count |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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LOWE,AMY LYNNETTE      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/14/2014  1538  F   35    W   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
                                                /   -
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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 |
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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
                                                /   -
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COLE,ANGELA M         FIELDS,ANGELA M        11/14/2014  1949  F   32  04/08/1982  W   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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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|
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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
                                                /   -
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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|
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 ---->

                                                /   -
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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
                                                /   -
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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
                                                /   -
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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 |
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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 ---->

                                                /   -
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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COVEY,GAGE MICHAEL     - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/21/2014  1836  M   20  10/16/1994  W   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   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
                                                /   -
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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 |
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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 |
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EARNEST,MATTHEW JON    - - - NO ALIAS - - -  11/24/2014  1218  M   25  04/28/1989  W   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
                                                /   -
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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 |
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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 |
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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
                                                /   -
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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
                                                /   -
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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 |
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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
                                                /   -
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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 |
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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
                                                /   -
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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 |
====================================================================================================================================
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 |
====================================================================================================================================
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 |
====================================================================================================================================
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



Notice of Possible Hacked Account

By Pam Sherman
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

I have just returned home from work and have 2 personal messages on FB about persons  complaining about SS# being posted on my site. I know that I have NEVER posted any such things.  The articles that I post are articles that are sent to me via email from businesses, schools and funeral homes.  At the current time, that is all that I have been posting.  However, it is possible to be hacked.  I have scrolled through the site and I personally have found nothing like this on the newsfeed.  If you have seen it or can pinpoint exactly where it is, will you please message me.  Thank you very much.  This is a very serious matter.  If I have in fact had someone hack into this administrator account, I need to have this taken care of immediately. 

You can email me at pam.sherman@huntingtonfreepress.com

message me on FB under Pam Reeder Schmalzried

Email me at Sherman918@live.com

Thank you for your attention to this important matter!

Pam Sherman

 

 

UPDATE:

I received several screenshots of the post on the Huntington Buy It site.  The post was originated by a very uninformed person.  She was claiming that the jail bookings posted on Dec. 2, 2014 show every inmates social security number.  All sorts of threats insued.  However, anyone can read thru those jail booking posts and clearly see that nobody has a ss# present.  There is however an arrest log number.  It is in no way the same thing as a social security number.  No cause for alarm folks.





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



Patricia A. `Patty` Wolf

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

 Patricia A. `Patty` Wolf, age 79, of Huntington, Indiana passed away at 8 a.m. Friday (May 22, 2015) at Markle Health & Rehabilitation in Markle.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana 46750 to assist family with arrangements.

     Patty was born on July 26, 1935, in Warren, Indiana, the daughter of Walter and Louetta (Caley) Campbell.  She attended Warren High School and later received her GED.  She married Gene J. Wolf on September 13, 1952 in Uniondale, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1998.  She was a homemaker and had worked as the housekeeping manager at the Huntington 7 Theater for several years.

     Patty is survived by four sons – Larry (Tracie) Wolf of Andrews, DeWayne (Leslie) Wolf of Huntington, Kent (Teresa) Wolf of Marietta, Georgia, and Greg Wolf of Huntington; four daughters – Jody (Chris) Snyder of Warsaw, Janelle (Kent) Young of Fort Wayne, Melissa (Mark) Palmer of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Tricia (Jason) Anders of Anderson; two brothers – Harold Campbell of Warren and Lavon Clevenger of Bluffton; three sisters – Idella Gard of Warren, Opal Stewart of Huntington, and Becky Mays of Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Her parents, husband, infant son – Timothy Wolf, sisters – Wynette Sands, Evelyn Coppock, Maxine Surfus, Sharon Campbell, and Marcella Davis, and brothers – Bud Campbell and James Campbell, precede her in death.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com.  Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Patricia A. `Patty` Wolf.



 



Gary Wayne Jones

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

Gary Wayne Jones, 67, of Warren, IN, passed away at 4:10 PM on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born on Tuesday, November 11, 1947, in Bluffton, IN.  He married Suellen (Smith)  Jones on Saturday, March 22, 1969 in Huntington Co.  Gary was a 1965 graduate of Warren High School. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Purdue in 1972. He was a Agriculture Lending Officer and retired from Beacon Credit Union. Gary was affiliated with many different clubs including the FFA Board, Huntington Co. Extention Board, Soil & Water Conversation District Board, and S.A.M.S. He attended the United Church of Christ in Warren where he served as a Deacon, a Trustee,and was currently serving as  the Joy Sunday School Class President and was on the Church administative board. Gary also farmed in Huntington Co. Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969.  While in Vietnam from 1968-1969  he received a purple heart. Survivors Include: Wife - Suellen (Smith) Jones, Warren, IN,Daughter - Karalynn D.Jones (Shawn Dailey) , Ft. Wayne, IN.,Sons - Todd W. Jones, FT. Wayne, IN., and Adam W.(Melissa) Jones, Warren, IN.,Grandsons - Stephan Dailey, Keaton Jones, Mason Jones, and  Chance Wilson Jones, Brother – Keith Jones (Sandra Bayne) , Poneto, IN.,Sister-in-law - Sharon Jones Friend, Muncie, IN., and several Nieces & Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father - Roger L. Jones, Mother - Claire Maxine (Herr) Jones,
Brother - David Jones, and one nephew.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Warren United Church of Christ 202 E. 2nd Street Warren on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Church Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

A service to celebrate Gary`s life will be at Warren United Church of Christ 202 E. 2nd Street Warren at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 with the Pastor Scott E. Nedberg and  Rev. Ed Clark  officiating.  Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the U.S. Army.

Preferred memorials:  Huntington County 4-H Fair Association   or  Warren United Church of Christ Memorial Fund  with envelopes at the church.           

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com



Patricia A. `Patty` Wolf

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

  Patricia A. `Patty` Wolf, age 79, of Huntington, Indiana passed away at 8 a.m. Friday (May 22, 2015) at Markle Health & Rehabilitation in Markle.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana 46750 to assist family with arrangements.

     Patty was born on July 26, 1935, in Warren, Indiana, the daughter of Walter and Louetta (Caley) Campbell.  She attended Warren High School and later received her GED.  She married Gene J. Wolf on September 13, 1952 in Uniondale, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1998.  She was a homemaker and had worked as the housekeeping manager at the Huntington 7 Theater for several years.

     Patty is survived by four sons – Larry (Tracie) Wolf of Andrews, DeWayne (Leslie) Wolf of Huntington, Kent (Teresa) Wolf of Marietta, Georgia, and Greg Wolf of Huntington; four daughters – Jody (Chris) Snyder of Warsaw, Janelle (Kent) Young of Fort Wayne, Melissa (Mark) Palmer of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Tricia (Jason) Anders of Anderson; two brothers – Harold Campbell of Warren and Lavon Clevenger of Bluffton; three sisters – Idella Gard of Warren, Opal Stewart of Huntington, and Becky Mays of Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Her parents, husband, infant son – Timothy Wolf, sisters – Wynette Sands, Evelyn Coppock, Maxine Surfus, Sharon Campbell, and Marcella Davis, and brothers – Bud Campbell and James Campbell, precede her in death.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com.  Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Patricia A. `Patty` Wolf.


 



Norma J. Holzinger

By Pam Sherman
Monday, May 25th, 2015

 Norma J. Holzinger, 82, of Huntington, IN, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 2:13 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington, IN.  
     Mrs. Holzinger was born January 13, 1933, in Huntington, IN, to Archie and Elizabeth (Pfister) Young.  Her parents preceded her in death.   She married James E. Holzinger on June 6, 1953.  He survives in Huntington, IN.

     Norma was a 1951 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School and a graduate of Warner Beauty College.    Norma was a lifetime beautician and retired after owning and operating Holzinger Beauty Salon.   Mrs. Holzinger was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Huntington, IN, life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Huntington Art Guild and Three Rivers Decorative Painters.
 
     In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by a son, Thomas E. (Pamela) Holzinger, Roanoke, IN; a daughter, Sue J. (Steve) Ward, North Webster, IN; two brothers, Martin (Jackie) Young, Huntington, IN, James (Joyce) Young, Huntington, IN; two sisters, Carol Grove, Huntington, IN, Janet (Johan) Brongers, Amherst, MA; five grandchildren, Nick Holzinger, Craig (Emily) Holzinger, Parker Holzinger, Ashley Ward and Nicole (Trent) Nabinger; and 3 great grandchildren, Jaxon Nabinger, Colton Nabinger and Lilia Holzinger.

     Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN.  

    Additional calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. prior to the Mass at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
    
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, IN 46750 with Fr. Ron Rieder, OFM Cap presiding.
 
Memorials can be made to the Masses of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN  46750.
 
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington, IN
    
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.
   Online condolences may be sent to:  www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com

 



Mary L. Rupert

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  Mary L. Rupert, age 83, of Huntington, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday (May 18, 2015) at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

    Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Friday (May 22, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday (May 23, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Diane Samuels officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to service.  Burial will be in Pleasant Chapel Cemetery in Huntington County.

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

    Mary was born on March 31, 1932 in Allen County, Indiana, the daughter of Clem and Esther (Stephens) Pickard. She worked at Huntington Memorial Hospital as a nurses` aide for over 25 years. In 1988, she earned a degree in Accounting from International Business College in Fort Wayne.  Mary enjoyed knitting and crochet and was an avid reader.  She loved her dog `Pritty Boy` and her cat `Lucky.`

    Survivors include three sons – Thomas H. Rupert of Huntington and Randall (Sandy) Rupert, both of Huntington and Phillip (Elena) Rupert of Bloomington; two daughters – Sandy (Kelly) Holland of Fort Wayne and Laura Buchanan of Dorr, Michigan; 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.   She is preceded in death by her parents, a son – Dennis Rupert, and a granddaughter – Sarah Bultemeier.

    Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com.  Those unable to attend may view the service on the Bailey-Love Mortuary channel at www.livestream.com.  Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Mary L. Rupert.