Posted: Mar 09, 2018 11:28 AM EST
Updated: Jan 10, 2019 11:30 AM EST
Drew Bogle is the Stars of Service honoree for January 11, 2019. A 2015 graduate of Crestview High School, he joined the Air Force, was selected for the Washington, D.C. Honor Guard and took part in Trump's inauguration and President Bush's funeral.
Sue Harris is the Stars of Service honoree for January 4, 2019. Sue has been documenting the names of Wells County residents who served in WWII, even traveling to Europe to help in her efforts.
Chris Bohlman is the Stars of Service honoree for December 28, 2018. Chris and his dog Bessie work as a therapy team to provide comfort to show need it.
Kathleen Davis is the Stars of Service honoree for December 21, 2018. She has worked at The Marsh Foundation in Ohio for 23 years and is having to leave due to a battle with cancer. She has managed to stay employed despite her 2-year cancer battle.
Todd Wickey is the Stars of Service honoree for December 14, 2018. He has spent a majority of his life as a police officer and he's always willing to lend a hand or ear to truly be a public servant. He is currently an officer with the Portland PD.
Sally Segerson is the Stars of Service honoree for December 7, 2018. In addition to her full-time job, Sally is involved with the Street Reach for the Homeless organization.
LaLita Ford is the Stars of Service honoree for November 30, 2018. While serving in the military, LaLita became and EMT and is an asset to her family.
Quinci Sims is the Stars of Service honoree for November 23, 2018. She is a first grade teacher who makes a point of making all of her students feel accepted and loved according to the nomination.
Deputy Sheriff James Franze of Adams County has devoted much of his life to being a public servant first with the Decatur Police Department and currently with the Adams County Sheriff's Department. He is the honoree for November 16, 2018.
Mariasa Hanlon-McKenzie is the Stars of Service honoree for November 9, 2018. She is the director of the Hearten House in DeKalb County and she's dedicated herself to helping women overcome addiction.
Tiffany Beckman is a Paulding County Common Pleas Judge who has developed numerous programs such as the Paulding County Drug University. She is the first female judge Paulding County has paved the way for Paulding County to get a second female judge.
Amanda Brock is the Stars of Service honoree for October 26, 2018. She is in charge of the nursing staff at Towne House Retirement Community.
Deb Burton is the Stars of Service honoree for October 19, 2018. Deb is the Director of the Rose Home, a facility that helps women in the fight against addiction.
Josette Rider is the Stars of Service honoree for October 12, 2018. As CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Josette has been instrumental in raising funds and serves as a great mentor and role model.
Derrick Moore is the Stars of Service honoree for October 5, 2018. Moore is a special needs teacher who also coaches football.
Dr. Vishaal Veerula is the Stars of Service honoree for September 28, 2018. One of his patients was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and Dr. Veerula gave her hope in addition to a treatment plan. He puts the welfare of his patients first.
Stephanie Tucker is the Stars of Service honoree for September 21, 2018. She is simply known as "Officer Stephanie" to kids in Ossian where she is a police officer. She is the epitome of a public servant and helps make Ossian a great place to live.
Richard Hartman is the Stars of Service honoree for Sept.12, 2108. He is the lead chaplain for the FWPD. He is there for the men and women of the FWPD whenever they need a confidant, someone to vent to, or if they have questions on life in general.
Patty Rinker has spent 35 years in nursing and she's been at Parkview for 22 years. She received her Masters in Education and is now training her replacement.
Besides being an x-ray technician at Lutheran Hospital, Terra Schmidt is also an animal advocate and volunteers at the SPCA. She also volunteers for several other organizations making her the Stars of Service honoree for August 31, 2018.
Barb Umber is the Stars of Service honoree for August 24, 2018. She is the Executive Director for Homebound Meals and is constantly seeking volunteeers to deliver the meals as well as expanding the service to more clients.
Randy Wood is the Stars of Service honoree for August 17, 2018. He served in the USAF in Vietnam and now honors fallen soldiers by directing an Honor Guard.
Tisha Marie Stotlar is the Stars of Service honoree for August 10, 2018. She created Bring It, Push It, Own It 5 years ago after seeing her daughter start to lose self confidence. She helps adolescent girls evolve physically and mentally.
Stephanie Merkling is the August 3, 2018, Stars of Service honoree. An AP Environmental teacher at Homestead High School, Merkling is previous Homestead Teacher of the Year winner who teaches with care and passion.
Shane Whiteman is the Stars of Service honoree for July 27,2018. Shane works as an RN dealing with dialysis and shows compassion when dealing with patients facing health problems or end of life decisions.
Dr. Kian Porter is the Stars of Service nominee for July 20, 2018. He has spent more than 30 years in medicine.His open-mindedness and love of learning lets him improve himself professionally and personally.
Kathleen Overmyer is the Stars of Service honoree for July 13, 2018. She has 28 years of teaching experience, and is a phenomenal educator who goes above and beyond to educate students and better herself as an educator.
Camille Garrison is the Stars of Service honoree for July 6, 2018. She's involved with many organizations including Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.
The person who nominated Dave Cserep says the DeKalb County Deputy Sheriff exemplifies the three "C's" of Country, County and Church. Dave has been deployed to Iraq twice and is a Bronze Star recipient.
From the nomination form: Belle always goes above and beyond in serving the community. Although she has a full time job as a House Manager for individuals with disabilities, she constantly serves as a volunteer for the Ave Marie House.
Cameron and Mary Moore of Auburn are the Stars of Service recipients for June 15, 2018. The two have been comforting veterans who participate in Honor Flights with their patriotic pillows since 2014.
Shirleyanne Casso's volunteerism started in the 1970's and continues to this day. She is 84 years old. She has volunteered at the Red Cross, Brentwood School, and the YWCA.
Michelle Mahathy (upper right) is the Stars of Service honoree for October 27, 2017. Michelle is a CNA at Covington Commons Assisted Living nad is known for her ability to love, give and care effortlessly.
Sam Conte (on the left) of the Civil Air Patrol
Sally Segerson is the Stars of Service honoree for March 3, 2017. Sally is an advocate for the homeless in Fort Wayne
Fred Kamuzinzi is the Stars of Service honoree for March 2, 2018. Fred was born in Rwanda and survived the genocide there, eventually making his way to the U.S. where he eventually wound up in Churubusco. He will graduate from West Point.
Meg Zenk is the Stars of Service honoree for February 23, 2018. She is the Executive Director of the DeKalb County Council on Aging and Heimach Center.
Tina Baumgartner is the Stars of Service honoree for February 9, 2018. Tina is described as a very caring person who works past her shift and loves her patients at Woodcrest.
Bob and Sandie Myer of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana are the Stars of Service honorees for Feb. 2, 2018. Bob and Sandie's leadership of Honor Flight took HFNEI from 5 to 6 flights to Washington D.C. to over 20 in their tenure.
Jennifer Sorg is the Stars of Service honoree for January 19, 2018. Jennifer is always going above and beyond to not only help her patients at Dupont Hospital but also her co workers.
Trinita Lung is the Stars of Service honoree for December 22, 2017. Trinita is retiring after 43 years as an elementary education teacher in Southwest Allen County Schools. She has made a positive impact on thousands of students.
The Stars of Service honorees for December 8, 2017 are Impact Cosmetology students from Kendallville who are paying it forward. They raised money with service projects and donated it to worthy causes.
Lavon Hart is the Stars of Service honoree for December 1, 2017. He served in the Navy from 1946 to 1948 and spent 45 years as a teacher in addition to being a member of the St. Joe-Spencerville Lions Club for 56 years.
Pam Tracy is the Stars of Service honoree for November 24, 2017. She is the founder and Executive Director of the all volunteer Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry.
Kathy is the Stars of Service nominee for November 10, 2017. She will do anything for anyone. She volunteers at the local food bank and raises money and participates in the boomerang backpacks.
Bill Patterson is the Stars of Service honoree for November 17, 2017. He is the property manager for First Presbyterian Church where he's always ready to lend a helping hand.
Abbey is the Stars of Service honoree for October 13, 107. Besides tending to her family and career, Abbey also is a fixture at Ascension Lutheran Church and School.
Daniel Muller is the Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, Stars of Service nominee. As an 8th grade student at Concordia Lutheran Grade School, Daniel made care packages for the homeless in Fort Wayne.
Dr. Geoff Randolph is the Stars of Service honoree for October 20, 2017. He has spent over 25 years serving the community in various capacities.
Janice Miller is the Stars of Service honoree for October 6, 3017. Janice is an 8th grade science teacher at Angola Middle School whose efforts to help people goes beyond the classroom.
Roy Horther is the Stars of Service honoree for September 29, 2017. In addition to serving as Financial Assistant and Senior Ministries Coordinator at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Tim Fisher is the Stars of Service honoree for September 22, 2017. His efforts as Cub Master for Pack 3186 have made it into a an extremely successful organization.
Karen Karrer is the Stars of Service honoree for September 15, 2017. She has served the community for over 20 years and has 4 dogs she works with for Northern Indiana Search and Rescue.
Stan Loos is the Stars of Service honoree for September 8, 2017. Stan has been a volunteer fire fighter in Orange Township (Rome City area) for over 40 years.
Paula Kaufman is the Stars of Service honoree for September 1, 2017. She is the founder of Out of the Jam Ministries, a local organization that teaches women and teens in culinary and entrepreneurial training.
Christopher Shortridge was a Stars of Service honoree for August. He works at GM following a career in the Navy. Christopher is known for his extensive volunteer work.
Dave Rittmeyer was the Stars of Service honoree for August, 4, 2017.
Thomas Quady is a retired boxer, Marine and insurance broker who served during the Vietnam War. He was the Stars of Service honoree for June 30, 2017.
Fremont Fire Chief Eric Hufnagle is the Friday, June 23, 2017, Stars of Service honoree. Eric has been a volunteer fireman since he turned 16.
Brittanie Barker was the Stars of Service winner for May 5, 2017.
Chester Wine volunteers at the food bank at Trinity Untied Methodist Church six days a week, helping to feed those in need. Chester is the Stars of Service honoree for Friday, June 16, 2017.
Carol Faghih was honored as one of the Stars of Service on June 9, 2017.
Bradley Hall, standing to the right of WANE-TV General Manager Tom Antisdel was the Stars of Service winner for April 28, 2017.
Tony Stimpson is the Stars of Service honoree for April 7, 2017. He has served the citizens of Fort Wayne, Allen County and northeast Indiana for 25-plus years as a paramedic on the ground, in the air, and as a member of law enforcement.
Mary Bradley is the Stars of Service honoree for March 10, 2017. Mary works at Queen of Angels School where she fills a number of roles.
Condra worked at Allen County Library for 28 years until cancer forced her to leave her position. However, cancer didn't slow her enthusiasm to help children and families in Ft Wayne.
Robert Rzasa, has always gone above and beyond for others through his service in the military and on the Markle Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter and first responder.
Casey is a captain with the Fort Wayne Fire Dept.
Michael Holbrook is the honoree for August 25, 2017. Father of 3. Commander leader of Royal Rangers both at Souls Harbor in Auburn and for the the whole state of Indiana.
Cherie Walda was honored Friday, June 2, 2017. She is a Speech Pathologist at Southwest Allen County Schools.
Sgt. Mitchell McKinney was honored on May 26, 2017.
Trumarkus C. Alexander
Roger Valliere is Dental Director and Dentist at Matthew 25. He was honored on May 12, 2017.
Brad Isbister is Medical Director & Physician at Matthew 25. He was honored on May 12, 2017.
Tornell Moore is a Drug Court Case Manager. He was honored as a Star of Service on April 21, 2017.
Megan McGehee is a 4th grade teacher and spouse of a service member who works full-time, volunteers at church among other things.
Tom Meyers was honored on March 24, 2017 for his work with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.