Purple Heart Corridor pledge

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Dave Harris (fourth from left), a board member of Two-EE’s Winery, makes a pledge of $2,000 from the winery for the archway on West Park Drive in Huntington proclaiming the road a “Purple Heart Corridor.” On hand for the announcement at the VFW Post 2689 in Huntington on Wednesday, Oct.

Local orthodontist offering candy buy back of trick-or treaters’ loot

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Angela Becker Orthodontics is holding its 15th annual “Great Candy Buy Back” again this year.  The program is open to the entire community.

Buy back dates are Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Becker will pay each trick-or-treater $1 per pound for their sweets, up to a maximum of 10 pounds, and match $1 per pound in a donation to his or her school.

The candy will then be donated to military troops and/or local heroes.

Huntington University launches largest comprehensive campaign

Huntington University President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton takes a whack at the large sign in front of the Huntington Union Building – often called the “HUB” – during a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 17, announcing the university’s highest comprehensive campaign goal ever at $40 million. The HUB’s renovation will be part of the projects funded with the money raised.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Billed as its largest campaign goal ever, Huntington University announced its comprehensive campaign on Thursday, Oct. 17, with $40 million targeted through 2022.

HU President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton’s excitement was palpable as she introduced the event to the staff, students, prospective students and members of the media attending the announcement.

“On a day like today it is amazing to be a Forester,” she said. “I’m so excited, not only for the current Forester family, but many of the alums and others that are here today to participate in this. …

Bethel United Methodist Church trunk or treat on Oct. 27

Bethel United Methodist Church, in Huntington, is holding a trunk or treat on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will feature candy and activities and be held rain or shine. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

The church is located at 629 Riverside Drive, Huntington.

Salamonie Church of the Brethren trunk or treat on Oct. 27

Salamonie Church of the Brethren, in Warren, is holding a trunk-or-treat on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A soup supper will follow the event in the church’s fellowship hall.

The church is located at 2662W-600S, Warren.

Pumpkin preschool

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Interpretative Naturalist Shelly Reed leads a group of preschoolers and their caregivers in singing a song about pumpkins during the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services’ Salamonie Preschool program on Wednesday, Oct. 17. It was a full house for the popular program, which also included a “pumpkin hike” through the grounds of Salamonie Lake, which were decorated for the occasion.

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church holding fall bazaar on Saturday

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church is holding its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will boast over 40 booths carrying a variety of items. Those items include personalized Christmas decorations, Ukrainian Pysanky, Mug Shoz, Color Street nail strips and greeting cards. Homemade baked goods by the United Methodist Women will be sold as well.

Door prizes will be awarded.

Doughnuts and coffee will be available in the morning. A freewill donation lunch will be served in the afternoon by the church’s youth.

Huntington County 4-H Fair Assn. to hold fish fry fund-raiser Oct. 26

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association is holding a fish fry on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meal will be served in the fairground’s First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall. The menu will be highlighted by all-you-can-eat fish, chicken and tenderloins. Green beans, applesauce, chips and dessert will be served as well.

The cost for the meal is a freewill donation.

Carryout will be available.

The Huntington County Fairgrounds are located at 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

Chicken noodle soup, sloppy joes for St. Joseph Rosary fund-raiser

The St. Joseph Rosary Society of Roanoke is selling chicken noodle soup and sloppy joes.

The soup will be sold in 32-ounce containers; the sloppy joes will be packaged and frozen and sold in one-pound bags.

Orders will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 22. To place an order, email

Orders will be available for pickup at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Roanoke, on Saturday, Oct. 26, after the 4 p.m. mass and on Sunday, Oct. 27, after the 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. masses.

Trinity UMC trunk or treat to be Saturday

Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington, is holding a trunk or treat at The Gathering Place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to the trunk or treat, a free meal of hot dogs, chips and popcorn will be served.

The Gathering Place is located across the street from Trinity United Methodist Church, which is at 530 Guilford St.

Garage Door Services consolidates in one building

Nick Yarger stands next to a garage door and a display in the showroom of Garage Door Services of Huntington, which has a new location at 102 N. Briant St., Huntington. The move allows for the entire business to be located at one place.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

When Nick Yarger and his business partner Doug Waldfogel purchased Garage Door Services of Huntington back in August of 2017, they found themselves running back and forth between buildings to take care of business.

Now they’ve taken care of that problem.

Garage Door Services has moved locations and is now at 102 N. Briant St. in Huntington. Situated in a former welding shop, the company now has its offices, showroom and warehouse in about 2,600 square feet under the same roof. After spending some time to remodel the building, they moved in on Sept. 30.

Parkview’s health fair set for this Saturday

Parkview Huntington Hospital’s (PHH) semi-annual health and wellness fair, Healthy Steps, will next take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at PHH. The hospital’s main entrance will open at 7 a.m.

The fair is a chance to take advantage of free health screenings, reduced-cost lab work and other wellness-related activities.

Boy Scout Troop 130 sets open house for prospects

BSA Troop 130 scouts (front row from left) Logan Murray, Jared Cartwright and Bailey Bruner and (back row from left) Jacob Worsham, Jacob Bruce and Breckin Hammel pause for a picture on Mt. Lafayette in New Hampshire. Troop 130, which is based in Huntington, is inviting boys ages 11 to 17 to an open house where they can learn more about Boy Scouts on Monday, Oct. 28, at Life Church, in Huntington, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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The scouts of BSA Troop 130, Huntington, invite families with young men ages 11 to 17 who are interested in Boy Scouts to attend an open house on Monday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Life Church, in Huntington. Life Church is located at 900 E. State St.

Boys can talk to scouts and scout leaders about the outdoor activities program as well as rank advancement and merit badge programs, and parents can direct questions about scouting to Troop 130 parents and leaders. Refreshments will be served.

Purple Heart Corridor check

Photo by Scott Trauner.

VFW Post 2689 kicked off the campaign to raise funds for an archway on West Park Drive proclaiming the road a “Purple Heart Corridor” with a check for $1,500 on Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, in a program at the post. Checks and pledges totaling $6,000 were announced that night.

HW food pantry open

The Healing Waters food pantry will open on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Healing Waters Ministry.

The food pantry is open to anyone in the community who is in need.

The ministry is located at 5811W-606S, Huntington.