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17th annual Senior Expo planned May 19

The 17th annual Senior Expo is Thursday, May 19, at the Merillat Complex on the Huntington University campus from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free for all guests and corresponds with National Older American’s Month.

This major fundraiser for the Council will include 75 booths, free breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and door prizes. Each year the Expo brings in more than 1,000 visitors.

HNHS students hear program on prom night safety

“It is my mission to save kids’ lives.” — Chad Bauer

 “I love ya, Pops. Wake me up for church in the morning” were the last words Chad Bauer ever heard his teenage son, Logan,say.

The next morning, Chad found Logan dead in bed from an accidental fentanyl overdose.
Chad, a Huntington native and captain on the Fort Wayne Fire Department, spoke recently to Huntington North High School (HNHS) seniors at Operation Safe Prom April 29.

Volunteers plant trees at arboretum

More than 80 volunteers helped celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees in an arboretum at Evergreen Park April 30.

“This is something that Huntington residents and visitors will be able to appreciate and enjoy for years to come,” Parks and Recreation Superintendent Steve Yoder said.

“As the arboretum grows and develops, we’ll add new walking trails and an outdoor event center. This is just going to be a great addition to our parks system and a place not only for the community to gather, but also for people to enjoy nature and learn more about Indiana history.”

Harbor Freight to open May 14

Harbor Freight Tools will officially open its new Huntington store Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m.

The store will be open Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Our team is ready to serve customers in Huntington and all of Huntington County,” said Kison Drake, store manager.
The store will stock a full selection of tools and equipment, including automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment and hand tools.

Crash claims woman’s life

The Indiana State Police investigated a fatal vehicle crash which claimed the life of a Muncie woman Monday evening on State Road 3, approximately 3 miles south of Markle.

At approximately 6:15pm troopers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on SR3 between CR200S and CR300S.  Upon arrival troopers found two passengers vehicle in the roadway, each sustaining heavy front end damage, one of which was overturned with occupants entrapped and injured.

YSB to celebrate 35th year in Htgn.

Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County (YSB) began in March, 1987, to provide at risk youth in Huntington County with services to address their specific needs.

Today’s YSB has expanded to include all youth, but the initial goal was to open a youth shelter that would provide an alternative for youth, instead of placing them in the adult jail.

Huntington library plans various youth programs

Local children and teens have a wide variety of new and continuing programs to choose from at Huntington City – Township Public Library (HCTPL).
Children’s programs

One of the newest programs is Tech Tuesdays, a drop-in event offered from 2 to 5 p.m. every week.

“Kids usually have phones and ipads from a young age and need help installing library apps,” said Malissa Hostetler, HCTPL children’s librarian.

Bippus High alums have 91st reunion

The former Bippus High School building
Photo provided

Bippus High School song
On Bippus Tigers, we’re all for you,
On Bippus Tigers, for Gold and Blue.
Keep on fighting ‘til you win,
Never give up and never give in.
On Bippus Tigers, keep up the fun,
On Bippus Tigers, the game must be won,
Keep our colors flying high,
And lead us to victory.

Approximately 40 former Bippus High School students and students’ family members gathered in the Bippus Lions Community Building Saturday, April 30, for the 91st Bippus High School Alumni reunion.

Mural to adorn Roanoke downtown

In partnership with the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB), Reusser announced today the installation of a new mural  to be featured ­in downtown Roanoke.

The mural will be installed at Reusser, a web and digital marketing agency located at 150 S. Main St. in Roanoke starting on Monday, May 9.

The mural is scheduled for completion by Monday, May 23.

National Guard visits Heartland Career Center

Soldiers from several units of the U.S. Army National Guard converged on Wabash County’s Heartland Career Center on Wednesday, April 20 to give students of the vocational school an idea of what military service would be like.

“It’s a recruiting event for the career center here,” said Chief Warrant Officer-3 Brinson Gaddie, who flew a Blackhawk helicopter to the career center from Gary to participate in the event. “We flew in to do a static display and show the capabilities of the aircraft, talk about the crew and the mission.”

Library auctions art to raise funds for programs

The Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will have an art auction slated for Sunday, May 1 through Monday, May 16.

They will be selling a collection of 70 art prints, paintings and sketches.

In addition, the sale  features a set of 23 original sketches by author and illustrator Jose Aruego,    as well as three original sketches by illustrator Paul
Zelinsky. Funds raised by the auction will help support the summer library program and other programming.

The artwork will be sold by silent auction starting on May 1.

Parkview Huntington hosts day for kids

Christy Knecht and Y School of Music student, Luke Houser, sharing their talents during the entertainment presentations at Parkview Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day.
Photo by Greenbear Photography

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA hosted 2022 Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 23.

The event included a community expo, Fun Run, 5K, entertainment and program presentations, vision screenings and open swimming.  
Approximately 20 different agencies and businesses were represented in the community expo, including the Huntington City-Township Public Library Bookworm.  

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families and is celebrated at Y’s across the country.

Rowley receives Mitchell Award

Jan Williams, Youth Services Bureau executive director and Child Protection Services team chair (from left), Williams, Terra Rowley and Kerri King show off the award.
Photo by Lori Overmyer

On Friday, April 22, the Huntington County Child Abuse Protection Team announced the recipient of this year’s Ronald E. Mitchell Award, and Mayor Rob Miller and County Commissioner Terry Stoffel proclaimed April National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Ronald Mitchell Award is given to a volunteer who has touched the lives of many children and families. Nominations come from the County Abuse Protection Team, law enforcement, mental health organizations, schools, hospitals, and Department of Children’s Services.

This year’s recipient is Terra Rowley.

HNHS to have Operation Safe Prom

Huntington North High School will once again be hosting its annual Operation Safe Prom, an event designed to remind students about the importance of making safe and responsible decisions.

Operation Safe Prom will be held in the west parking lot on the campus of Huntington North High School on Friday, April 29, at 8 a.m.

This year marks the seventh anniversary for the Operation Safe Prom event being dedicated to Buddy Brennan, a strong advocate that dedicated much time and many resources to the Huntington community and its youth.