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Local Scouts visit Wyoming

High altitude, steep climbs, and tricky stream crossings challenged boy scouts from Huntington’s BSA Troop 130 during the week of July 9-15 in Wyoming’s Bridger Wilderness. The wilderness, spanning 428,087 acres, lies in the heart of the beautiful Wind River Range, part of the Rocky Mountains connecting Colorado’s Front Range with the Tetons of northern Wyoming.

Parkview Heart Institute honored

The Parkview Heart Institute has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines - AFib Gold quality achievement award for its commitment to managing atrial fibrillation (AFib), ultimately helping to reduce patients’ stroke risk. AFib affects millions of Americans, often leading to heart-related complications and increasing the risk for stroke fivefold. However, proper care and treatment can reduce these risks.

New exhibit opens at Huntington museum

   A new exhibit has opening at the Huntington County Historical Museum.   “What is a Hoosier?” opened July 10 and will continue through Aug. 14.    The museum is located at 315 Court St., Huntington.    The traveling exhibit uses maps and informational graphics to highlight the statistical impact of changing ethnic groups over time.    It shows how the comings and goings of newcomers to the state, through immigration or migration, habe created the Indiana known today, and how they will continue to shape the fture.

Farmer’s Market to move

The Farmer’s Market will begin July 12 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Photo courtesy of Huntington County Chamber of Commerce

The Huntington Farmer’s Market will move to a new location for 2023. The Farmer’s Market is planning to open and operate at the Evangelical United Methodist Church (EUM), 1000 Flaxmill Road. The market will take place, as in past years, on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. After the Chamber of Commerce met with Pastor Chris Lantz, he said the church is very excited to host the market, is looking forward to partnering with local vendors and getting the church more active in the community.

City’s fireworks set June 30

The City of Huntington Community Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration will take place at dusk Friday, June 30. The launch site will be the Huntington University Cross Country Course. The public may view the fireworks from the Crestview, Parkview and YMCA campuses. Parking will be available to the public after 6 p.m. Those attending should enter the parking area from the intersection of Stults Road and County Road 500 N.

Community Foundation receives grant

The Duke Energy Foundation and the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) Foundation announced $115,000 in grants will be awarded to five organizations working to assess and address child care gaps in Indiana communities. The Community Foundation of Huntington County is among the five organizations to receive funds. It will get $30,000. In recent years, the cost of child care has skyrocketed, and the number of licensed child care providers has shrunk. These challenges have put a strain on working parents and their employers.

Civil War vets honored on Decoration Day

David Tilden (left) performs Taps while George Foster stands at attention.
Photo by Joseph Slacian

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War gathered at Mount Hope Cemetery on Tuesday evening, May 30, for a Dedication Day service. During the ceremony, SUVCW members, along with local Boy Scouts, lit candles on the graves of the various Civil War veterans. Two Scouts – Ethan Meyer and Ben Augspurger – placed a wreath at the tomb of Brig. Gen. James Slack, who commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Division XIII Corps. American flags also were placed on Slack’s grave, as well as that of Col. C.E. Briant.

Early Childhood Coalition kicks off

In the fall of 2022, a group of community stakeholders convened to discuss challenges and opportunities in early learning and childcare across Huntington County. From those discussions, it was clear that immediate action was necessary and there was a shared commitment to tackle the work together. The Early Childhood Coalition of Huntington County was born. Huntington County has joined a growing list of county coalitions that make up the newly formed Northeast Indiana Regional Early Childhood Coalition.

Relay for Life planned June 2

This year’s Huntington County Relay For Life will be held on Friday, June 2 from 6 to 11 Parkview Huntington YMCA. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. with the singing of the National Anthem, Mayor Richard Strick reading the Relay Proclamation, and an opening prayer by Pastor Jason Parsons. Survivors will then take the first lap around the track and then their caregiver and family will join them for the second lap. At that time anyone in the community is invited to come join the fun walking the track or joining in the activities that evening. At approximately 10 p.m.

Memorial Day service has new location

Each year on Memorial Day, Huntington County honors the military service of Huntington County Veterans that have passed away. This year’s event will has been moved from Huntington North High School to the Crestview Middle School Auditeria (1151 W 500 N, Huntington). Please enter through door 1 at the front of the building.  The ceremony will be Monday, May 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 pm.

JeFFFest set for June 19

JeFFFest, the annual family-friendly event presented by the Lafontaine Arts Council, will be held on Sunday, June 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the corner of Jefferson and Franklin Streets. The fabulous music, fine art, and fun food bring an end to the annual Huntington County Heritage Days celebration. The Todd Harrold Trio, featuring Harrold, Eric Clancy, and Bob Bailey, will provide the music with sponsorship from Jeremy Garner Realtor RE/MAX. The musical entertainment will fill the streets of downtown Hunti Cont. on Pg. 3. ngton for the duration of the event.