Community

Walking with the folded American flag


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Walking with the folded American flag he received during his six-times-great-grandfather’s rededication ceremony is Glenn Humerickhouse. Members of the Warren community gathered together at Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren on Saturday, Sept. 12, to honor Elijah Mitchell, a Revolutionary War veteran, as well as two Vietnam War veterans, 

Chatting about plants


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Discussing plant options with two shoppers, Tim and Lucinda Smith, is Huntington Master Gardener Sharon Laupp. The Master Gardener group held a plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, where gourds, seeds, trees, plants and more were for sale. 

Shade or sun?


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Sharing information about plants that like the shade with a local shopper is Huntington Master Gardener Sharon Bowman. The Master Gardeners group held a plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Forks of the Wabash. 

Taking a closer look


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Inspecting a crab from a class “Sea Life Specimen Kit” during library time is Roanoke Elementary School First Grader Cooper Rich. Other specimens included a starfish, shrimp and a fish. 

Ensure voter registration before Election Day

The 2020 General Election is less than two months away.

Voter registration status can be confirmed at indi anavoters.in.gov or by calling the Huntington County Election Office at 358-4820. Registered voters also can call that number to request an absentee ballot by Oct. 22.

Early voting begins Oct. 6, and polls will be open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3. 

Oct. 5 is the voter registration deadline for the 2020 General Election.

Dept. of Transportation closes Ind.-218 in Wabash

Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation will close Ind.-218 in both directions just east of LaFontaine in Wabash County beginning on or after Monday, Sept. 14, for a culvert replacement project.

The approximately $216,000 project will replace a culvert at Metocinah Creek about three miles east of Ind.-15.

During the closure, the official state highway detour will follow Ind.- 15, Ind. -124 and Ind.-105.

The project is expected to be complete by early November.

Hgtn. Parks Department hosting several events during September

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several community events and activities for the month of September.

• “Yoga in the Park” will take place at 6 p.m. each Tuesday through Sept. 29 in the large pavilion at Memorial Park. Register for the sessions by contacting megan.thompson@huntington.in.us, or calling 358-2323 ext. 2502. There is a small fee associated with the event.

Noon prayer at Huntington County Courthouse


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Members of the Huntington community, along with (from left) Central Christian Church pastor Chris Hayden, Mayor Richard Strick and Mission House pastor Jim Splawn, gathered together outside of the Huntington County Courthouse on Friday, Sept. 11, to pray for leaders within the Huntington Community as well as within the country.

Huntington County Cattlemen will meet Sept. 21

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. 

Topics for discussion include proposed changes for beef and starter calf projects; a date for Beef/Starter Calf ID Day in 2021; and judge selection for preview show, 4-H Fair Beef Show and 4-H Fair Starter Calf Show in 2021.

Interested 4-H members and parents involved with the beef and/or starter calf project are encouraged to attend this meeting. As a reminder, submit bios of judge candidates in advance of the meeting.

Red Cross seeks volunteers for its Disaster Action Team to aid in crises

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help address the many disaster response activities across the U.S. It has been two weeks since Hurricane Laura devastated east Texas and Louisiana, and thousands of people are still staying in emergency lodgings because they cannot return home.

Historic deadly wildfires continue to consume millions of acres in the west, especially in California, Oregon and Washington, where tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate.

Helping Hands Community Garden hosts ‘Yoga in the Garden’ on Sept. 26 during fourth Sat. event

Helping Hands Community Garden is hosting the next fourth Saturday Event on Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. This free program’s theme is Yoga in the Garden. Join the Purdue Extension office for an all-ages morning yoga, hosted by the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their own mat or towel to use. This event is free but registration is required. Register by Sept. 24 by calling Caroline Everidge at the Purdue Extension Office, 358-4826. The Helping Hands Community Garden is located at 1340 S.

Giving back to the police department


photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brian Dearduff (right), of the Roanoke Tractor Puller Association, presents a check to the Roanoke Police Department in the amount of $1,000 on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The group decided to give back to the Roanoke community despite having to cancel their tractor pull event this year during the Roanoke Fall Festival. Receiving the donation are Town Marshal Jim Wood (left) and Deputy Marshal Grant Baumgartner. 

Boy Scouts fall popcorn sales persevere with COVID-19 adjustments through October 20

COVID-19 isn’t slowing down one of the most popular fund-raisers benefiting the Anthony Wayne Area Council (AWAC) of the Boy Scouts of America. The group’s Fall Popcorn Sale will look a little different this year, but the end goal is the same. Proceeds will go directly to help support the outdoor adventure, character and values-based leadership development programs that Scouting delivers to more than 5,000 northeast Indiana families.

Space still available in On My Way Pre-K program

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announces that there is still space available in all of Indiana’s counties in the statewide On My Way Pre-K program.

Pre-K providers from all over Indiana are following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help low-income 4-year-olds be ready to start kindergarten next year, while making child health and safety the top priority.

Beacon awards funds to 3 local organizations

Featured are winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 10th annual Project Spotlight program. Representatives from winning programs are (from left) Dawn Stanley, of Helping Paws, Erin Didion, of Love In the Name of Christ, Beacon representative Cheryl McCoy, and Jean Pasko, of Drake Goetz Memorial Park. The program received 68 nominations and over 64,000 votes over a one-month voting period.
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Over 5,000 votes from residents of Huntington County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 10th annual Project Spotlight program. Thanks to the engagement of our communities, Beacon Credit Union will be donating $1,750 to three charitable organizations/projects in Huntington County.

The winners for 2020 are:

• First place, Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc. – $1,000.

• Second place – Love In the Name of Christ – $500.

• Bonus Draw – Drake Goetz Memorial Park – $250.

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