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UMW will host Christmas tea

The United Methodist Women will be hosting a Christmas Tea again this year at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. The performance part of the tea will be given by Dane Baily, the singing auctioneer.
 Immediately after the show, coffee, tea and a multitude of snacks and baked goods will be served in the Epworth Hall portion of the church downstairs.

This is a free event sponsored by the UMW at Trinity UMC for the community. All are welcomed and encouraged to come see the show and have a snack. The entire event usually lasts two hours.

Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma honors individuals for years of membership

The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) met Saturday, Nov. 6, at Grace Lutheran Church in Columbia City. The meeting was opened at 8:30 a.m. by President Ann Ambler with 20 members present.

Ambler welcomed Leslie Hamman, Indiana State Organization Treasurer and the chapter’s State Liaison.

Professional artists Michael and Jennifer Lude presented the program on Creativity. They are the co-owners of Entwined Art and Innovation Services.

JJ’s employee earns a degree from WGU

Dave Crump, the Bookkeeper for JJ’s locations, recently completed his bachelor’s in accounting at WGU Indiana. He has been employed at JJ’s since August.

His responsibilities as  the bookkeeper for JJ’s include managing the accounting for seven JJ’s Convenience stores, two Quick Lubes, a coffee shop and a laundromat.

He and his wife live in rural Wabash County and are the parents of three children.
In his spare time, Crump says he enjoys building Legos with his youngest son, as well as woodworking.

ADTPL receives a grant

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library received a grant of American Rescue funds for its project “Connect to Your Library and Beyond.” This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

HN JROTC volunteers at Love INC


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Members of the Huntington North High School (HNHS) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) went to Love INC on Saturday, Nov. 20, to volunteer their time and assist with some much-needed projects around the organization. JROTC cadets are required to complete a set amount of community service hours throughout the school year. Featured above, cadets Connor Brown, Dominik Donahee and Haley Preston sort through donated goods.

Ecolab Inc. breaks ground on expansion in Huntington

Ecolab has started construction to expand its operations in Huntington to increase production of hand soaps and sanitizers. Featured, those present at the groundbreaking ceremony pose for a photo before cutting the ribbon.
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Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has started construction to expand its operations in Huntington to increase production of hand soaps and sanitizers.

Ecolab is installing new equipment at its 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 970 E. Tipton St. and increasing warehouse space at its 132,000-square-foot distribution center at 68 Commercial Road. The company expects to complete this work in early 2022.   

Salamonie to offer Winter Forest Camp in December

Salamonie Lake will host a three-day Winter Forest Camp for those ages 7 through 13 on Wednesday, Dec. 29, to Friday, Dec. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Salamonie Interpretive Center in the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area.

The program will include hikes, building, practicing teamwork and cooperation, deepening social skills and making connections to grow children’s responsibility as stewards of the Earth. The entire class time will take place outdoors, rain, snow or shine, so attendees should dress for the weather.

Roanoke Elementary School students learning the fun way


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Roanoke Elementary School fifth grade students recently took a study trip to the Forks of the Wabash. Students like Molly Hawkins (left) were able to participate in demonstrations such as how to carry water to colonial school with a shoulder yoke. She is being assisted by her grandmother and Forks of the Wabash volunteer Ronda Hawkins. 

Learning hands-on


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Roanoke Elementary School students in Katelin Herber’s kindergarten classroom recently read the book “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert. They then created their own leaf creation. Featured with their leaf creations are (from left) Melody Jones, Ella Havens, Casen Wolfe, Liam Booker and Lincoln Baker.

Ellsworth to display art at HAEC

From Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, through Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, the Arts Included Gallery, at the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center (HAEC), will present the works of Angela Ellsworth. Ellsworth is a fine art printmaker and former resident of Huntington. Now residing on a small family farm in Central New York, she works from her personal studio.

SWCD plans Dec. meeting

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. For location of the meeting, interested parties are asked to contact the District Office at 356-6816, ext. 3. The meeting is open to the public.

Boys & Girls Club of Hgtn. receives Duke Energy grant

Teenagers like Taylor Mooberry and Hunter Uhrick are benefiting from a $4,000 grant from Duke Energy.
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Duke Energy has recently provided a $4,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County for their CRASH Course, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington).

CRASH Course is a workforce development program that teaches middle and high school students how to fill out job applications, interview and dress suitably. The program also covers topics such as punctuality, attendance, good communication and being a team player.