Fort Wayne Ballet’s next performance

Fort Wayne Ballet (FWB), Indiana’s longest-standing professional ballet company, announced the second installment of their spring season, Tchaikovsky Enchanted. This will be a live performance in the Arts United Center on Friday, March 26, through Sunday, March 28. Tickets are on sale now.

FWB will present enchanting excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s most popular and beautiful ballet scores including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

Performances will be live with social distanced seating and full protocols for audience safety and comfort.

VFW 2689 meets Feb. 11

The Auxiliary to VFW Post 2689 held their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m.  

Membership application included Kenneth Martin, joining via his dad who served in the Navy in April of 1945 on coastal duty and received the American Area Campaign Medal.  Applicant was accepted by voice vote.

Huntington on Ice

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A group of skaters make their way around the rink during Huntington’s  first-ever “Huntington on Ice” event in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 20.  A synthetic ice rink was set up and a full event sponsorship by Bippus State Bank allowed all participants to skate for free. The event also took place on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Tri Kappa scholarship application

Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa is currently accepting applications for both general and Laura Blackburn scholarships.

For the general scholarship category, applicant must be a high school senior planning to graduate in the spring and continue their education at a post-secondary institution.  

The Laura Blackburn Scholarship requires the applicant be a college student, or high school senior planning to graduate in the spring, pursuing a career in education.

Cottage Event Center will resume concerts

Carolyn Martin.
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The Cottage Event Center in Roanoke will resume offering concerts and shows starting on Friday, March 26.

The first will be Country Western performer Carolyn Martin who was once described by Vince Gill as “a great swing singer.”

Texas-born Martin has received many accolades over her career including Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year (three times), Hero Of Western Swing by the Cowtown Society of Western Music and induction in both the Southwest and Northwest Western Swing Societies Halls of Fame.  

Garlits named to Orr fellowship

Jake Garlits, a Trine University senior from Huntington, is part of the six percent of top-tier college seniors selected to join Orr Fellowship this year.

Orr Fellowship, one of Indiana’s nonprofit talent programs, is a two-year post-graduate program that places high-achieving college seniors from across the Midwest in full-time, paid positions at dynamic companies and organizations in Indianapolis.

IDEM Earth Day presentations

To help Indiana schools celebrate Earth Day 2021, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is offering free virtual classroom presentations to students across the state.

Every year, IDEM staff offers live presentations to discuss their careers and share STEM-based lessons on air, land, water and recycling.
Earth Day presentations are available to elementary schools in Indiana.

Presentation topics:

• Reduce, reuse, recycle your trash.

• Indiana’s environment and you.

• The water cycle.

NIIC is offering Lunch ‘n Learn

The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) is offering a livestream Lunch ‘n Learn to discuss how to build a resilient supply chain on Wednesday, March 3, at 12:30 p.m. Supply Chain Experts Matthew Caito and Dr. Janaina Siegler from the Butler Lacey School of Business will lead the discussion.

COVID-19 vaccines for 60 and up

The Indiana State Department of Health says Hoosiers 60 and older are now eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Huntington County Health Department is administering vaccines inside the gymnasium at Crest-view Middle School, 1151W-500N, Huntington.

Healthcare workers, first responders and long-term care residents also may sign up.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, visit or call 2-1-1.

Local registration assistance is available through the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 356-2900.

Parks dept. gives activity challenge

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department is holding a new event, “Fifty Miles in Two Weeks Activity Challenge.”

The parks department challenges everyone to grab a pair of walking/running shoes and join in on this activity challenge.
The challenge began yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 24. The parks department announced they would make a Facebook post where participants can post distances.

Charity Baptist offers class

Charity Baptist Church, located by Lake Clare at the intersection of Broadway and Old U.S.-24, is discussing the topic of The Christian and Civil Disobedience during the adult Sunday School class.

The class is open to the public and meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. This class examines Biblical attitudes and responsibilities toward authority and establishing guidelines for knowing when disobeying government is acceptable.

For more information, call 388-4078.

Food pantry open Thursday Feb. 25

Healing Waters Ministry’s “Come to the Table Food Pantry” is holding a food distribution event on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The pantry is open to all. Healing Waters Ministry is located at 5811W-606S, Mt. Etna.

Several area pastors share Lent devotional

Bobby Kemp.
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Several Huntington pastors agreed to write devotions for each week of Lent. These devotions are meant to help our neighbors faithfully lament the many losses endured during the pandemic.

To lament is to cry out about life’s sorrows, either to God, to others, or in private. Just as a sick person must admit they are sick before they seek treatment, someone in grief must acknowledge their pain as a part of pursuing inner peace. We hope these devotions will encourage you to lament, and to lament well.

“We don’t suffer alone.”

Chamber resumes Coffee Connections

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Huntington County Coffee Connections. The first meeting will be Wednesday, March 3, at 8 a.m. This meeting will be held virtually. Contact the chamber and they will send a WebEx invite.

The chamber is looking for creative ways to bring local business people together to help promote their business or the activities they are involved in.

Each person attending is invited to give a 30 second commercial about their business or any activity they are involved in.

Sparks Cemetery Association to hold meeting on March 13

The Sparks Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will take place on March 13, at 10 a.m., at the Turnpointe Church of the Brethren, 520 W. Logan St., Markle.

All plot owners are encouraged to attend and vote on election of officers and any business presented by the board of directors.