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Foresters Battle Elements in Mens Golf

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Forester golf team headed up north to play in Calvin College`s Knight Invitational on Tuesday at Pilgrim`s Run Golf Club where they finished sixth out of nine teams.

As a team, HU shot 331 with senior Lance Hoch leading the pack with a 79 (42, 37) which landed him tied for eighth overall. Ryan Boester (40, 44), Devin Dale (40, 44) and Derek Zurcher (39, 45) each carded an 84. Zach Borntreger posted a 90 (45, 45) and playing as an individual, Zach Herber played within a stroke of that to finish with a 91 (43, 48).

`Despite the worst conditions I have ever experienced during a golf tournament, I thought the guys adapted well and kept their patience,` said Coach Schownir. `Everyone had a couple of bad holes that prevented us from placing in the top half of the field. Pilgrim`s Run was an unfamiliar course to us and can be punishing if you find the wrong places.`

The Foresters had to battle the weather all day as they faced 30 degree temperatures with occasional rain, snow, sleet and wind gusts up to 40 MPH.

Grand Rapids Community College topped the field with a 316 followed by Calvin (317), Trine (318), Davenport (324), Rochester (329), HU (331), Cornerstone (338), Hope (341) and Aquinas (350).
The Foresters will host their own invitational this weekend at Rock Hollow Golf Club.



HU Baseball Splits with Bethel College

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

A late-game rally came up one run short as the Forester baseball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Bethel College in Tuesday`s opener before bouncing back for a 6-2 win in the nightcap at Forest Glen.

Starting Pilot pitcher Brant Jones held HU in check through the first six innings of game one by limiting Coach Frame`s crew to just four hits while his teammates generated just enough offense to plate a run in the third. Bethel`s 1-0 lead held until the final frame when both teams came alive offensively.

The Pilots took advantage of an HU error to start the seventh and hammered out two hits to score twice, one of which was of the unearned variety, to build their advantage to 3-0. But Billy Geeslin wasn`t about to let his team go down without a fight as he started things off with an infield single and eventually made his way home on Nate Stark`s RBI-single.

Dalton Combs kept the rally alive with a sacrifice fly to deep right to pull the Foresters within one at 3-2 but that`s where things came to a screeching halt as BC reliever Austin Branock worked the final out to pick up the save.

Kyle Zerfas was tagged with the loss. He gave up six hits, three runs and a walk while striking out four.

Stark finished with two hits and drew a walk to pace the Foresters at the plate.

Huntington made sure game two had a different outcome as they jumped on top 3-0 in the bottom of the second and then maintained at least a two-run lead the rest of the way. Geeslin got his team on the board by knocking in Mike Crowley in the second who had reached base on the Pilots` only error of the contest. Jamar Weaver and Dylan Henricks each picked up an RBI later in the frame to account for HU`s next two runs.

Both teams scored in the third with Huntington`s coming by way of TJ Lindstrand`s RBI-double to deep center. Henricks highlighted the fourth when he tripled in Weaver and then came around to score on a Stark single to push the lead to 6-1. The Pilots would find home one more time but would get no closer as the Foresters cruised to the 6-2 win.

Tanner Wyse went the distance on the mound to notch his fifth victory of the year. He gave up eight hits, two runs and a walk while striking out two for the complete-game win.

Henricks finished with three hits and two RBI while Stark added two hits and an RBI.

The Foresters (20-12, 16-6) are taking a break from league action to play at Robert Morris on Thursday at 4 p.m.



Lady Foresters Take Two From Goshen

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

It was one of the most impressive offensive outings of the year for the HU softball team as they picked up a pair of lopsided wins, 12-5, 11-3, over Goshen College Monday afternoon.

Even more notable than five different Foresters posting multiple hits in game one, eight players drove in at least one run to make for a well-balanced attack.

Coach Gower`s squad wasted little time establishing a lead that would stick thanks to Natalie McGuire`s willingness to take one for the team. With bases loaded in the top of the second, the tough-nosed shortstop was hit by a pitch to register the day`s most creative RBI.

In the next inning, Emily O`Leary tapped into one of her two hits for an RBI-single. Bess Fiechter made it 3-0 on a sacrifice fly later in the frame before the Maple Leafs finally got on the board in the fourth. Alyssa Hiple fired right back in HU`s next at-bat by homering to right-center on a full count to make sure the lead dipped no lower.

Her mighty swing opened the floodgates as HU would go on to plate two more runs in the fifth, add another in the sixth and pile on five more in the seventh to make sure Goshen couldn`t assume a heroic comeback was in their future.

Highlighting HU`s five-run seventh was a string of run-scoring base smacks. Katie DePew doubled in a pair of runs with a shot down the right field line, Hannah Priskorn logged an RBI-single and Carter followed DePew`s lead by doubling in her team`s final run.  

Carter finished with three hits and two RBI. Bess Fiechter added two hits, two RBI and scored twice while Priskorn, Hiple and O`Leary tallied two hits apiece in addition to driving in a run.

Ariel Sheets (7-6) picked up her second consecutive complete-game win. She gave up 13 hits, five runs and one walk while striking out two.

There was even more despair in game two`s final score as the Maple Leafs kept things close early on before the Foresters pulled away for a shortened five-game contest that featured an eight-run spread.

Hiple had Goshen`s number as the heavy hitter pounded out her second four-bagger of the day in the top of the first with runners on second and third to make for a three-run blast. She followed that up with a double in the third as part of a four-run inning that extended the lead to four at 7-3.

Katelyn Shafer put the finishing touches on the day with a grand slam in the fifth to cut the game two innings short. The sophomore DP finished with three hits and five RBI.

Hiple also posted some impressive numbers by going a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, scoring three times and driving in just as many runs. Fiechter also totaled two hits which included a two-run single in the third.

Lea Buckenmyer earned the win in the circle. She gave up eight hits, three runs and two walks while striking out three in five inning of work.

The Foresters (19-21) are currently sitting in fifth in the league standings with a conference record of 16-16. They have a three-day break before heading to Saint Francis on Friday. Opening pitch is slated for 3 p.m.



HU Track and Field Invitational

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

Six Foresters collected first place finishes at the HU track and field invitational on Saturday where the women claimed third and the men finished fourth. 

Jake Nash earned two golds to pace the men`s team. He established a new PR in high jump with a leap of 6`9.25 to not only blow away the competition on Saturday but also establish himself as the best high jumper in school history. Prior to the weekend, the Lebannon (Ohio) native shared the program record with three other Huntington athletes.

Nash also enjoyed a top finish in triple jump with his mark of 42`4.75.

Brooks Gerke`s vault of 13`11.50 earned him a first place finish in pole vault. Kai Foday also claimed first in a field event with a PR heave of 162`10.75 in javelin.

Austin Presnell took second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase by clocking in at 10:32.19. Wyatt Jones earned points for his team in sprints by finishing third in the 100 meters (11.25) and fourth in the 200 meters (22.62).

Other individual point getters for HU included Phil Holliday in the 400 meters (8th, 51.41), Antonio Castillo in the 800 meters (3rd, 1:58.61), Cody Wiersema in the 1500 meters (6th, 4:11.76), Eric Baker in the 1500 meters (8th, 4:12.57) and 3,000 meters (8th, 9:25.28), Chris Reed in the 400 meter hurdles (5th, 1:00.00), Jonathan VanDuyne in the 400 meter hurdles (7th, 1:05.28), Stephen Kays in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (6th, 10:59.10), Jaden Kreft in long jump (5th, 20`5.50) and Nick Miller in shot put (4th, 40`10).   

Indiana Wesleyan claimed the men`s title with 146.33 points followed by Grace (145.83), Spring Arbor (129), HU (102.50), Anderson (72), Manchester (69), Goshen (34) and Saint Francis (21.33).

On the women`s side, Hannah Moore ran to a first place finish in the 3,000 meters as one of three Foresters to earn points in the race. She posted a winning time of 10:51.52 while teammates Gretchen Pyper (11:03.68) and Natalie Spahr (12:08.71) finished 3rd and 7th respectively.

Krista Wood and Allison Amstutz were the other two Foresters to claim top finishes. Wood won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:52.63 while Amstutz`s toss of 40`2 was more than enough to win shot put.

Courtney Baker broke the minute barrier in the 400 meters by clocking in at 59.08, good for second and a new  personal best. Christiana Hicks earned points for her team in several individual events including the 200 meters (5th, 26.57) and triple jump (5th, 34`2.25).

Jean Donaldson established a new PR in javelin with a third-place toss of 111`7. Samantha McCoy finished 5th in the 100 meters (13.16) and 7th in the 200 meters (26.71).

Other individual point getters for Huntington included Nicole Pennington in the 100 meters (7th, 13.36), Krista Wood in the 800 meters (11th, 2:26.01), Paige Coolman in discus (4th, 127`11.25*PR) and Korisa Kitts in hammer (7th, 125`1*PR).

Indiana Wesleyan also won the women`s title with 244 points followed by Manchester (116), HU (93), Grace (91), Spring Arbor (62), Goshen (45), Anderson (36) and Saint Francis (20).

Next up for the Foresters is the Crossroads League Championships at Goshen College on April 24-25.

 



HU Womens Tennis Opens At Classic

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

The Huntington women`s tennis team opened Indiana Wesleyan`s annual Mark Richards Classic on Friday with a win over Taylor University at the Sutter Tennis Center before dropping their next two matches to Indiana Wesleyan and IU Southeast on Saturday.

The three-match, two-day classic honor the late Mark Richards who coached tennis at IWU.

After suffering a 6-3 loss to the Trojans in the fall, it was sweet revenge for the Foresters as they outlasted their league foes in thrilling fashion for the 5-4 victory. The win came down to No. 1 singles where Constanze Golz came from behind to log the fifth and final point, 4-6, 7-5, 10-1.

The Foresters` only win in doubles came at the No. 1 spot which meant for an impressive comeback in singles action where HU enjoyed wins at the top four singles spots.

SINGLES RECAP
1. Constanze Golz (HU) def. Katherine Marquez (HU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-1

2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Sarah Smith (TU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Rachel Kammer 6-4, 6-1

4. Kerrie Ecker (HU) def. Betsy Jones 7-6, 6-4

5. Ashlen Nisely (TU) def. Erin Van Kampen 6-1, 6-2

6. Seven Wieland (TU) def. Amanda Brothers 6-4, 6-4

 

DOUBLES RECAP

1. Bemisderfer/Rongos (HU) def. Smith/Marquez 8-5

2. Jones/Kammer (TU) def. Golz/Ecker (HU) 8-1

3. Wieland/Annika Zeilstra (TU) def. Van Kampen/Brothers (HU) 8-0


The #25 Wildcats made quick work of HU on Saturday morning for a 9-0 sweep. After jumping out to a 3-0 advantage in doubles action, IWU claimed straight set wins in five of the six singles matches.

SINGLES RECAP

1. Katie Wilson (IWU) def. Constanze Golz (HU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Rachel Bottorff (IWU) def. Celine Rongos (HU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Courtney Siepman (IWU) def. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) 6-4, 5-7, 12-10
4. Kelsey Vessels (IWU) def. Kerrie Ecker (HU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Mikayla Marazzi (IWU) def. Erin Van Kampen (HU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Morgan Smith (IWU) def. Amanda Brothers (HU) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES RECAP
1. Wilson/Marazzi (IWU) def. Bemisderfer/Rongos (HU) 8-4
2. Vessels/Bottorff (IWU) def. Golz/Ecker (HU) 8-1
3. Diane Jones/Hornett (IWU) def. Van Kampen/Brothers (HU) 8-1

Against IU Southeast, the match came down to the wire with the Grenadiers getting the tilt 5-4. HU picked up a win at No. 1 doubles before grabbing wins at the first three spots in singles play to come up one match short of a win.

SINGLES RECAP
1. Constanze Golz (HU) def. Whitney Batliner (IUSE) 6-0, 6-2

2. Celine Rongos (HU) def. Dana Frank (IUSE) 6-2, 4-6, 11-9

3. Morgan Bemisderfer (HU) def. Haley Jones (IUSE) 6-2, 6-2

4. Katie Morrison (IUSE) def. Kerrie Ecker (HU) 6-3, 6-1

5. Abby Hurtgen (IUSE) def. Erin Van Kampen 6-0, 6-2

6. Maddie Ikerd (IUSE) def. Amanda Brothers 6-1, 6-4

 

DOUBLES RECAP

1. Bemisderfer/Rongos (HU) def. Batliner/Frank (IUSE) 8-4

2. Jones/Morrison (IUSE) def. Golz/Ecker (HU) 8-3

3. Ikerd/Hurtgen(IUSE) def. Van Kampen/Brothers (HU) 8-1


The Foresters (9-11) have one more match slated for Saturday at Grace at 11 a.m.



Kids Kampus Taking Enrollment Apps

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, `A Caring Place to Go Where Children Discover and Grow`, is now taking registrations for their 2015-2016 Premier Preschool starting September 8th, 2015.  The all inclusive, educationally enriched preschool is available for children who will be 3 to 5 years of age by August 1st, 2015.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Premier Preschool, located at 435 Campus Street in Huntington, Indiana, offers a wide variety of activities as a part of the kindergarten readiness program designed to help prepare children for school as well as encourage them to be creative and empower them to discover through activities and play. The preschool curriculum includes language activities, cognitive thinking, creative play, and social concepts as well as enhanced activities such as tumbling and dance, art and foreign language.  The Premier and Premier Plus Preschool classes are taught by early childhood professionals and follow the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to age 5.  Morning classes for 3 and 4 year olds are held Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 11:30am.  Morning classes for 4 and 5 year olds are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am – 11:30am.  Premier Plus Preschool, a 5 day program, is available for 4 and 5 year olds and is offered Monday through Friday from 12:30pm – 3:00pm or from 9:00am – 3:00pm (pending enrollment).  Before and after care from 6:00am – 6:00pm may also be available. 

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is waiving the $40 enrollment fee for those who register by May 1st.

In addition, there are a limited number for free preschool slots available to qualified families thanks to funding from an Early Education Matching Grant through the Family Social Services Agency.  The preschool program is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm for children who are 4 by August 1, 2015.  

To register a child for Pathfinder Kids Kampus Premier Preschool, please contact Lisa Mettler at 260-356-0123 or lmettler@pathfinderservices.org.  More information about Pathfinder Kids Kampus Premier Preschool can be found at 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.





Former Resident Working on Movie

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Sabrina Carmichael is  a 2003 graduate from Huntington North High School.  She is also an actress.  Currently she is working on getting funding for a movie that she has written and will star in.  It is the story of her grandfather, David Carmichael.  David was a Huntington resident for 75 years until is death in 2013. Much of this film will be filmed in Huntingon and there is a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise some of the necessary funding.  Local residents who pledge can choose from some unique rewards that would allow them to participate in the film, including walk-on roles, joining a viewing party in Huntington before the red-carpet premiere in LA, and honoring a loved one who has passed away in the on screen credits.


I am currently working on an interview with Miss Carmichael that will also be published.  This is a great opportunity for Huntington Residents to be involved in something exciting.  More information will be made available as it comes in.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1293411984/march

For more info. on Sabrina:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3112016/



Pathfinder Offering Class in Burmese

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

The Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center is offering a Home Buyer Education class taught in Burmese on Saturday, April 25th from 8:00AM until 5:00PM at their office located at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd, Suite 301 in Fort Wayne.

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

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

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

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



HPL Offering Mothers Day Event

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

Children ages 4 through grade 5 are invited to the Huntington Library to make a gift for Mothe`s Day. The Master Gardeners will host their annual Mother`s Day Make & Take craft on Saturday, May 9th at 10am. Children will be able to decorate a flowerpot and plant a plant to give their mother for the special holiday. A short story time will take place during the program as well. The program is completely free to participate, but limited to the first 35 that sign up. To register or to learn more, call the Children`s Desk at 356-2900. The Huntington Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.



Markle Library Plans Progressing

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

The new Markle Library building plans are currently in progress, and the library staff would like the community to have a say in the new building. They will be holding a Community Feedback Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th from 5:15-6:45pm at the Expectations Event Center, 193 E Morse St, Markle. The library is currently working with the architect firm krM Architecture to design the new building and are in the initial planning and feedback stages. They`re seeking community input so the residents of Markle can receive the best library for their needs as well as meet the architects who will build it. The new library will be on the land currently housing the city building, which will be torn down and the offices relocated. The meeting will be led by the architects and library staff will be in attendance. 
Those who cannot attend the meeting are welcome to email their ideas and needs to the library at ask@hctpl.info.



Dr. Jonathon Peterson to Present Seminar

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Dr. Jonathon Peterson, assistant professor of mathematics at Purdue University, will present a seminar entitled `My Life as a Professional Mathematician.`

It will be held Friday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall, located in the Dowden Science Hall at Huntington University. The seminar is a part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and is free and open to the public.

After receiving his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Peterson served as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University prior to taking his current position at Purdue University in 2011. His research interests involve probability as well as mathematics and sports. Peterson will discuss the nature of research in the field of mathematics with several of his own examples, and also will explain how his Christian faith relates to his work as a mathematician.

For more information about HU`s mathematics program, log on to www.huntington.edu/math.



HU Hosts Middle School Math Competition

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Northridge Middle School of Middlebury, Indiana, took home first place in the annual Huntington University Middle School Mathematics Competition on April 22.

Twenty area middle schools competed for individual and team awards while demonstrating their mathematical abilities. The goal of the competition is to support and encourage the efforts of students seeking to achieve in mathematics. For the team competition, Northridge captured first place, Discovery Middle School in Granger, Indiana, took second place and Crestview Middle School from Convoy, Ohio, took third place.

The individual titles were decided by a two-way tie-breaking question. Tina Lu, an eighth grader from Discovery Middle School, captured first place. Jonathan Dugle, an eighth grader from Northridge Middle School earned second place. Third place went to Anna Lucas, an eighth grader from Northridge Middle School, and Katie Cullers, an eighth grader from Bremen Middle School.

The mathematics competition is made up of three rounds. The first round is a 20-question written exam comprised of questions from algebra, geometry and general mathematics. Students can earn a total of 100 points for the exam. The individual round of the competition is made up of 10 questions. Students are given a minute and a half to complete each question. Each question answered correctly earns a student 10 points. The final round, the team round, provides additional points for the team score. Students are provided with several problems that are more challenging and best solved through the cooperative efforts of the team. A total of 50 points is possible for the final round.

Schools competing were: Bremen Middle School, Concord Junior High School, Crestview Middle School (Huntington, Indiana), Crestview Middle School (Convoy, Ohio), Discovery Middle School, Emmaus Lutheran School, Frankfort Middle School, Holy Cross, Lakeland Middle School, Milford Middle School, Northridge Middle School, Pope John Paul II, Queen of Angels, Riverview Middle School, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Paul Catholic School, Selma Middle School, St. Joseph Grade School, St. Louis Academy and Wawasee Middle School.Hosanna Burr, a sophomore mathematics education major form Columbia, Missouri, served as the student coordinator. The competition was overseen by Dr. Dan Dobbs and Dr. Jeff Lehman from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at HU.



HCCSC Board Meeting 4/27/2015

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Huntington County Community School Corporation`s April 27, 2015 School Board meeting agenda and attachments are now available through the HCCSC web page at www.hccsc.k12.in.us . Click on Board of School Trustees, then BoardDocs- Public, then April 27, 2015, and finally, Vies the Agenda.

 



IVY Tech Robotics Competition 4-25-2015

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

BACKGROUND:
YBOT, or Youth Building Our Tomorrow, is a high school robotics competition. Students form teams and design, build, and program robots to perform a series of tasks, which change annually.

Awards are given out based on the robots` design and programming and on students` ability to problem-solve.

The event has been hosted at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast since 2010.


WHAT:
Teams from 13 northern Indiana high schools will compete in the championships of this team-building and robotics event. YBOT teams have been working on their designs since the fall.

Learn more at youthbot.org. Find photos of participating teams at youthbot.org/teams.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
North Campus, Student Life Center Gymnasium
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835


SCHEDULE:
Saturday, April 25

8:15 a.m.: Students arrive

9 a.m.: Competition begins (in gymnasium)

11:30 a.m.: Awards given out (at Blue Bamboo/Student Commons)



IVY Tech to Host 5th Touch a Truck Event

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

BACKGROUND:
IvyAEYC, or the Ivy Association for the Education of Young Children, is the Ivy Tech Community College Northeast student organization for the Early Childhood Education program.

WHAT:
IvyAEYC is hosting its fifth annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday. Children will be able to explore nearly 50 vehicles including limos, fire trucks, tow trucks, and police cars. The event is in conjunction with the national Month of the Young Child.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast parking lot
Coliseum Campus
3800 N. Anthony Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Get directions

SCHEDULE:
10 a.m. to noon April 25



"The Birth of Jesus"

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, December 7th, 2014

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



Holiday Activities 2014 at St. Mary

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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



Union Church welcomes Dr. Hines

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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



2014 Mt. Etna UM Church Bazaar

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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



RCIA to being Sept. 4th

By Lamont Neal
Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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



Library`s annual Teen Chess Tournament

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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



Virginia Miller Award Presented

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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



Area Beef Meeting Set for January 7

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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



State 4-H Scholarships due January 15

By Lamont Neal
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

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



4-H Events December 7-20, 2014

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Date Activity/Meeting Time & Location

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

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



Should You Be a "Hands-on" Investor?

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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

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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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

 



Women Must Know What to Expect

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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

 

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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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



Could You Afford to Live to 100?

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

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

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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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



Watch for Risk of Muni

By Lamont Neal
Friday, June 6th, 2014

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

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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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



Free Yourself from Emotional Investing

By Lamont Neal
Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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

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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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



Leonard congratulates schools

By Lamont Neal
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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



Jail Bookings December 2

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



PENALTY DUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

By Lamont Neal
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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



IDNR to hold new hours

By Lamont Neal
Sunday, November 30th, 2014

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



Jail Bookings Nov. 10, 2014

By Lamont Neal
Monday, November 10th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
 

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

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

    Additional Charges:RO ROBBERY       1 Count |
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BRUMBAUGH,AMANDA MARI  - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  2315  F   31  09/11/1983  W   10/26/2014  2315  000020090325
                          3851 N 750 W                         
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PR
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->
HUNTINGTON                                   HUNTINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                                /   -
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HARTWIG,CAMARON M      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/26/2014  2325  M   25  03/28/1989  W   10/26/2014  2325  000020130112
                           521 S LAFONTAINE                    
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            BURGLARY
    Additional Charges:BURGLARY         1 Count |
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SONTAY,SANTOS TZARAX   - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/27/2014  1238  M   30  08/08/1984  W   10/27/2014  0830  000020140337
                           450   COLERICK ST                   
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46806                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX PE          10/29/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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SCALES,JONATHAN M      - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/27/2014  1340  M   21  12/01/1992  A   10/27/2014  0830  000020140343
                          1908   STULTS RD                     
                       HUNTINGTON      IN 46750                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/29/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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GOULDING,DAWN          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/27/2014  1437  F   30  04/03/1984  U  10/27/2014  0830  000020140344
                         10728   THIELE RD                     
                       FORT WAYNE      IN 46819                            TR DRIVING WHILE INTOX IM          10/29/2014
    Additional Charges:TR DRIVING WHI   1 Count |
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MUFF,BRANDON M         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1324  M   32  01/06/1982  B   10/28/2014  0830  000020140287
                         10235   BITTERROOT DR                 
                       FT WAYNE        IN 46804                            BA DOMESTIC BATTERY
    Additional Charges:BA DOMESTIC BA   1 Count |
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HARDESTY,AARON         - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1411  M   28  05/05/1986  W   10/28/2014  1235  000020140389
                             6   COUNTRY SQUIREE CT            
                       LAFAYETTE       IN 47906                            CO BODY ATTACHMENT                 10/28/2014
    Additional Charges:CO BODY ATTACH   1 Count |
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LEE,WILLIAM R          - - - NO ALIAS - - -  10/28/2014  1605  M   39  04/21/1975  W  10/28/2014  1230  000020140310
                                 WINFIELD                      
                       INDIANAPOLIS    IN 46260                            TR DWS-with prior DWS <=1
    Additional Charges:TR DWS-with pr   1 Count |
                       <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->

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



Snyder Calls on Pence

By Lamont Neal
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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



"Chair-ity Affair" a Success

By Lamont Neal
Monday, October 13th, 2014

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



Income and wealth gap

By Lamont Neal
Monday, September 8th, 2014

Editor,

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

Dean Beery



Ground swell growing to stop annexation

By Lamont Neal
Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cathy Beard



Special Olympics Thanks FOE #823

By Lamont Neal
Monday, October 7th, 2013

Dear Editor:

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

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

Thank You,

Keith and Nancy Hartley

Huntington County Special Olympics



Rosalea Myers

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Rosalea (Byall) Myers, 86, passed  away Monday, April 20th, at 1:00 a.m.  Rosalea was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Frank.  Rosalea was Frank`s business partner, first mate, and editor.  She was Frank`s inspiration for his story of the Incredible Sparrow.  Rosalea is survived by her four children, Steven Myers and wife Donna of Sequin, Texas, Sharon Downhour and husband Stuart of Montpelier, Indiana, Richard Myers and wife Claudia of Naples, Florida, and Ronald Myers of San Francisco, California.  In addition, Lea leaves five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Services will be held at Dobie`s Funeral Home in New Port Richey on Friday, April 24th between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Gulfside Hospice of New Port Richey, Florida.  Donation envelopes will be available at Friday`s services. There will be a viewing held at the Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W. Windsor St. Montpelier, Indiana on Wednesday, April 29th between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. followed by graveside services at Asbury Chapel in Wells County, Indiana.
 
 



Inez M. Whinery

By Pam Sherman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Inez Maro Whinery, 94, of Warren, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord April 18, 2015 at 6:48 am at Heritage Pointe, Warren.
            Maro was born August 20, 1920, in Sampsel, Oklahoma to Ernest and Ethel (Abbott) Lowery.  She married Gene Whinery on August 27, 1942, in Huntington.  He preceded her in death on October 24, 2012.
            Maro graduated in 1939 from Rock Creek Township High School, Warren.  She completed Comptometer School in Ft. Wayne in 1941.  After marriage she worked at G.E., Fort Wayne; Fleetwings, Inc., Bristol, Pa.; and Purdue University, West Lafayette.  After moving to Ohio in 1953, she was a bus driver and office worker for the Franklin County Department of Mental Retardation. Gene and Maro were active in the Merry Weds fellowship group of the Worthington UM Church while in Ohio. Maro volunteered at St. Rita`s Hospital, Lima, OH while Gene was at General Dynamics. After moving into Heritage Pointe in 2004, she volunteered by delivering mail and working in the library.  She was an accomplished seamstress, cook, and gardener and enjoyed making clothes, baking pies for numerous family, church and school events, and growing African violets.
             Survivors include a daughter, Ann (Fred) Crowner, two sons, Dan (Peggy) Whinery and Dale (Katharine) Whinery; seven grandchildren: Beth and Charles Crowner, Zach and Zeb Whinery, and Nathanael, Lindsay, and Tiffany Whinery; a special little friend, Raymond; and 19 nieces and nephews: Marge, Shirley, Yvonne, Girlene, Gerald, Allen, Marsha Kay; Galen, Carol, Karen, Tom, Mary Kay, Mike, Jerry, Jim, Dorrel, Kim, Heather, Sarah.
            She was preceded in death by: Father – Ernest S. Lowery, Mother – Ethel L. (Abbott) Lowery, Sister – Helen Wilson, Brothers – Marshall and Robert Lowery, Nephew – Daryl Lowery.
            Visitation is 1:00-3:00 pm, Saturday, April 25, at Applegate Chapel, Heritage Pointe, Warren, with funeral service at 3:15 pm with Rev. Galen Lowery officiating.  Burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster.
 
            Preferred memorials may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or Salvation Army in care of Glancy H.Brown & Son, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren, IN 46792.
 



Esther `Bea` Blake

By Pam Sherman
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

  Esther `Bea` Blake, age 85, of Huntington, died at 8:20 a.m. Monday (April 20, 2015) at Miller`s Merry Manor in Huntington.

    Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Thursday (April 23, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday (April 24, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Minister Scott Reece officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to service.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory in Huntington County.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

    Bea was born on January 31, 1930 in Monument City, Indiana, the daughter of Charles Coldren and Sylvia Grace (Searles) Kern.  She graduated from Monument City High School in Polk Township and married Charles L. Blake on February 12, 1955 in Washington, Indiana. He preceded her in death on October 23, 1995.

    Bea was a homemaker for 14 years and worked at Caswell Runyon in Huntington. She worked at General Engineering in Andrews for several years as a seamstress, and later she worked at Majestic in Huntington, wherefrom she retired after 27 years.  She was devoted to family and friends and enjoyed baking and cooking for them.  She also loved gardening and flowers.  Bea volunteered at Miller`s Merry Manor in Huntington for many years.

    Survivors include two daughters – Debra E. (Steve) Sheppard of Defiance, Ohio and C. Dianne (Don) Zoch of Huntington; one son – Chuck Blake of Huntington; two sisters – Jeanette Black of Fort Wayne and Nancy J. (Bill) Reed of Huntington; four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.   She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister – Belle McKinney, and two brothers – Paul Kern and Dale Kern.

    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 Esther `Bea` Blake.  

 



Connie L. Moore

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

   Connie L. Moore, age 80, of North Manchester, formerly of Huntington, died at 9:00 p.m. Sunday (April 19, 2015) at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

    A gathering of family and friends will be from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Friday (April 24, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Father Michael McKinley officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

   Connie was born on January 7, 1935 in Huntington, the daughter of David M. and Sylvia (Campbell) Kaufman.  She was a 1953 graduate of Bippus High School. She retired in 2003 from Wabash Magnetics after 40 years of service in production.

    Connie is survived by her son – Kenneth Moore of Huntington. She is preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather – Jacob Melchers, and her brother – Albert Kaufman.

    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 Connie L. Moore.  

 



Gladys M. Tharp

By Pam Sherman
Monday, April 20th, 2015

  Gladys M. Tharp, age 92, of Huntington, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday (April 18, 2015) at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

    Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday (April 23, 2015) at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Gary Dilley and Rev. Paul Hirschy officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to service.  Burial will be in Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Huntington County or College Park Church in Huntington, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

    Gladys was born on March 14, 1923 in Huntington, the daughter of Charles and Irene (Notter) Gemmer.  She was a 1940 graduate of Lafayette Center High School. She married William J. `Jack` Tharp on May 9, 1942 in Roanoke, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 2012.

    Gladys was a homemaker and worked at Coil Industries as well as Wabash Magnetic, both in Huntington. She was also a cook for Huntington schools.  She was a member of Union Church and she loved to bake and crochet.

    Survivors include her daughter – Irene Westfall of Huntington; her son – Walter E. (Janette) Tharp of Huntington; one sister – Phyllis Gruber of Cheyenne Wyoming; one brother – Ralph Gemmer of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren.   She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister – Geraldine Clancy, and one brother – Arden Gemmer.

    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 Gladys M. Tharp.