Breiner hosts Saw Dust Gang gathering

The Wabash Valley Saw Dust Gang held its October meeting at Jim Breiner's workshop in Huntington County.

Members were able to purchase some of the equipment Breiner bought at a shop close-out.

Officers were elected, and include Terry Hahn, president; Jim McCann, vice president; and Bryan Cochran, secretary-treasurer.

The club is open to anyone who is or would like to be involved with woodworking as a hobby.

The next meeting will be held on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at Max Helfin's workshop. For information, call Richard Johnson at 765-662-1364.



Heritage residents will give the gift of warmth

Photo by Alex DeNicolo

A group of women at The Heritage of Huntington, led by Sue Felder, has 71 hats and scarves to be donated at the New Life Café.

Starting in July, the group of about 12 women worked to crochet and knit enough hats and scarves to donate one item to each visitor at the New Life Café.

The knitting and crocheting, which was done over a six-week period, was partially done on looms, a new process for many of the residents involved.

Much of the yarn used was donated by residents participating or purchased through money donated by residents who could not knit or crochet.


Area residents to participate in livestock exposition

Several Huntington County residents will be participating in the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Nov. 5-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY.

Dennis Wall and Sons, of Huntington, has entered two head of Rambouillet in the sheep division.

Tiffany Davis, of Andrews, has entered one head of market lamb in the sheep division.

Lane Burnam, of Huntington, has entered two head of market hogs in the swine division.

Cale Burnam, of Huntington, has entered two head of market hogs in the swine division.


Puppy socialization and dog agility classes start Wednesday at Hier’s Park

A six-week puppy and agility class will be offered at the Hier's Park, Community Building beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Instructors Sylvia McHenry and Laura Smart will lead the classes. McHenry is a retired 4-H leader and Smart is a current 4-H leader.

The puppy socialization class will run from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the agility class, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The agility class is open to dogs at any level and open to the public.

There is no charge for Huntington County 4-H members, but there is a cost for everyone else.


Christian Life Tabernacle Fall Festival

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Ava Vanlandingham (left) observes as volunteer Patty Garnett (far right) assists Koda McMann (center) as he attempts to "pick-a-duck" at the Christian Life Tabernacle Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22. The festival featured many games for children to play, as well as a police car demonstration, bake sale and a moonwalk


Markle tree saw history before its fall, but its story will live on

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

The town of Markle's silent timekeeper is now being put on display.

A cross section of a Markle burr oak that stood at the junction of Ind.-116 and U.S.-224, estimated to be 267 years old, has been installed in an outdoor exhibit at the Walkway Park near the town water treatment plant.

Markle Utilities Superintendent Rick Asher salvaged sections of the tree after storm winds brought the oak to the ground on July 28, 2010. Kenton Kline, who grew up near the site, assisted. At first they estimated the tree to be circa 1750-60.

"It was a huge tree," Asher says.


Crestview Middle School teacher, lands a kiss on a pig snout

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Brian Milton, a seventh grade science teacher at Crestview Middle School, lands a kiss on a pig snout as part of a United Way fund-raiser at the school. Students voted with coins to pick a teacher to kiss the pig, and Milton was the winner. The school raised $192.


Huntington University creates two new honor societies

The psychology and social work departments at Huntington University have each created a local honor society chapter this year.

Sophomores who meet academic qualifications, which include grade point average and number of credits, will have the opportunity to join the Phi Alpha Honor Society for social work majors or the Psi Chi Honor Society for psychology majors.

Membership in an honor society will increase those students' opportunities for awards, grants, publication and research conferences, says Carrie Lloyd, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology.


Lederle is company’s regional director

Natalie Lederle has been appointed to the position of regional director of the Indiana division of United Country Real Estate, based in Kansas, MO.

Lederle is the principal broker of the United Country - Natalie Elle Real Estate, based in Roanoke. Her franchise serves Huntington, Whitley and surrounding counties.

As the regional director of Indiana, Lederle will be responsible for recruiting and supporting franchises throughout the state.


Making a gift to Huntington County United Way campaign

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Dan Juergens (left) and Gina Juergens, of Juergens Do-It Best in Huntington, present a check for $495 from the company to Jim Scheiber, chairman of the 2011 Huntington County United Way campaign. The United Way's fund-raising campaign continues through Nov. 18.


Business of the month

Bailey's Coffee Ala Carte LLC was chosen as the November business of the month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating the announcement are (front row from left) chamber ambassadors Sue Rumple, Joe Burgess and Carla Buzzard; proprietor Robert Clifford Bailey, holding his son, Robert Christian Bailey; Bailey's wife Angela, holding daughter Autumn Bailey; and chamber representatives Michelle Crone and (back row from left) Jean Wright, Sandy Seacott, Scott Amburgey, Steve Kimmel and JoDean Knowles.


Students harvest produce

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Tim Becker's eighth grade students Tasia Dyke (left) and Carolyn Lhamon take time out of their regularly scheduled classes at Crestview Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to harvest extra produce from Nelson's Farm Produce, located on US-24 near Roanoke. The staff from Purdue Extension coordinated the event, and all the harvested food will be donated to organizations that serve the hungry people of Huntington County.


Huntington genealogists to meet Wednesday

The Huntington County Genealogy Society will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library located at 255 W. Park Drive.

The speaker will be Don Osterman, of Muncie. Osterman's topic will be "Christmas Ornaments of Old" and "Early Festivals and Customs."

Osterman has been involved in public speaking for more than 50 years. He speaks about church, inflation, currency, holidays, antiques and antique jewelry. Osterman is a retired toolmaker, and has been chairman of the Muncie Antique Interest Club for 11 years.


Saying thanks for support of the ISP dog.

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Indiana State Police canine officer Daniel Prus and his partner, Zeke, talk to fifth and sixth grade students at Huntington Catholic School after the students raised $410 to help support the ISP dog. The students raised the money with a car wash coordinated by their religion teacher, Denise Zahm, who became acquainted with Prus while he was growing up in Huntington. Prus has been with the Indiana State Police about four years and works out of the Peru post, spending most of his time in Wabash County. He and Zeke completed training in July.


Matching gift

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Rex Frederick (left), owner of Frederick's Photography, presents a blank check to Bruce Stanton, Huntington County veterans service officer, representing the gift he plans to make to the county's Veteran Recognition Fund. Frederick will match, up to a total of $2,000, donations made by individuals, businesses or organizations to the fund, which pay for Veterans Day and Memorial Day programs locally. Donations, with checks payable to the Veterans Service Office, may be dropped off or mailed to 354 N. Jefferson St., Room 102, Huntington, IN 46750.


YWCA honors local Extension agent

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Huntington resident Karen Hinshaw has received the 2011 Hope Award for Women's Economic Empowerment by YWCA Northeast Indiana.

Nominees are chosen for their substantial contributions to empowering women and eliminating racism in northeast Indiana.

Each October, YWCA Northeast Indiana presents its annual Hope Awards to outstanding supporters throughout its six-county service area.

For more information on the Hope Awards presentations and for events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, contact Steve Miller at 424-4908 ext. 252 or


Costume contest

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Izzy Harlan (right), 4, of Huntington, is directed away from the judging area after receiving the first award of the night on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Great Pumpkin Hunt at Hier's Park. Following the costume contest was a Halloween egg hunt.


HNHS principal to talk at HU Foundation b’fast

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Huntington North High School Principal Jeremy Gulley, who recently returned home after serving in Afghanistan, will tell his story at the Nov. 9 Huntington University Foundation Breakfast.

Gulley, a major in the Indiana Army National Guard, will describe his experiences helping the Afghan people develop their own agriculture.

The Foundation Breakfast is open to the public. It will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.


Salamonie School announces PA students

Salamonie School announces its list of students who have achieved perfect attendance for the first quarter of the school year.

They are:

Ayden Cooper, Madeline Fairchild, Tessa Maul, Ava Poulson, Shaylyn Suchciki and Makiah Tracy.

Grade One
Isaac Bodkins, Eduardo Gonzalez, Emma Helvie, Samantha Langston, Katelyn McMillan, Brayden Rice, Kiera Searless and Kora Vickrey.


Children’s Media Center director to speak at Forester Lecture

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Nicole Dreiske, executive director of the International Children's Media Center, will be the next guest speaker at the Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University.

The lecture will be held on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.
Dreiske works for International Children's Media Center, a non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to changing the way children view, use and engage media.


Walgreens offers a chance to help Seniors at holiday

Walgreens, in Huntington, and Homestead Senior Care, in Fort Wayne, will sponsor "Be a Santa to a Senior 2011."

Christmas trees with tags will be located in Walgreens stores from Nov. 18 through Dec. 3. The tags each have a "wish" from a local Senior and individuals can participate by fulfilling that wish.

At the end of the collection period, the gifts will be wrapped and presented to the Seniors during Christmas.

A wrapping party will be held, with more details to follow at a later date.


Boehmer UMC dinner is Nov. 5

Boehmer United Methodist Church is having an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken supper, on Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The meat will be prepared by County Line Concessions (Back Door Concessions).

Free-will donations will be accepted and proceeds will be used for outreach mission projects.

The church is located at 3467S-600W, in Liberty Center.



Zion UMC invites public to first contemporary worship service Nov. 5

Zion United Methodist Church invites the public to its first contemporary worship service on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m.

The service will be led by Tim Drabenstot. The church is located at 6272 N. Old Fort Wayne Rd.



Crestview Middle School announces honor roll for first quarter of year

Crestview Middle School recently announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the first quarter grading period of the 2011-12 school year.

They are:

Grade Eight
All A's - Joni Bennett, Madison Canady, Jason Case, Courtney Coffman, Toasha Davis, Isaac Dearduff, Anthony Ditzler, Josiah Doctor, Emma Eckert, Trevor Finch, Victoria Foster, Dominick Gill, Alec Goetz, Alexa Hill, Alex Hosler, Preston Husband, Marissa Jamison, Taylor Johnson, Angela Jones and Jessica Kauffman.


Andrews students earn honor roll recognition

The following students at Andrews Elementary were named to the honor roll for the first grading quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

They are:

Grade Three
All A's - Chesney Anderson, Andrew Anstead, Allison Caley, Ethan Crouse, Ethan Eckert, Aida Fancher, Tawna Garriott, Jessica Geiger, Kaitlynn Gordon, Zachary Harrell, Triniti Hendryx, Micki King, Cole Little, Victoria Myers, Maggie Park, Gavin Price, Antoinette Pruitt and Riliegh Reed.

Also, Naomi Richison, Matthew Schnepp, Myla Tackett, Cassandra Vargo, Kyra Williams and Daylin Wintrode.


Flint Springs recognizes its honor roll students for first quarter of the year

Flint Springs Elementary has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

They are:

Grade Three
All A's - Caleb Arivett, Jordan Asher, Ellie Bartrom, Ariana Betterly, Caliegh Davidson, Melody Glassburn, Audrey Gradeless, Talia Gutierrez, Dylinn Hertel, Keaton Kline and Xavier Lewis.

Also, Miranda Lippe, Laney Marshall, Jack Martin, Dylan Miller, Nathan Mygrant, Garrett Palmer, Jon Poff, Samuel Schuhler, Ben Shriner and Kali Stinson.


HHS Class of 1946 enjoys activity-filled reunion at golf club

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The Huntington High School Class of 1946 held its 65th reunion recently at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Thirty-one people attended the event, 20 of whom were classmates.

It was noted that members live in 14 different states, 43 from Indiana, including 28 from Huntington County.
This is the first graduating class after World War II.

Dean Stephan served as master of ceremonies for the evening.


Northwest Elementary names first quarter honor roll students

Northwest Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's

Fifth grade - Colin Betterly, Corbin Cozad, Peyton Dorsett, Claire Driscoll, John Groves, Mikala Holder, Maxwell Hughes, Kayla Inderlied, Hannah Johns, Kaden Kaiser, Brett Kaylor, Ashley Moehring, Preston Perlmutter, Shauna Spencer, Alexyea Ward, Macy Wohlford, Eli Wood and Adam Zahn.


Salamonie names honor roll students for quarter

Salamonie School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

Students achieving all A's are:

Second Grade - Gabrielle Alford, Jillian Bieber, Austin Brown, Grace Clabaugh, Tyler Forst, Alexander Gallegos, Jayce Hosler, Lily Klotz and Aurora Maul.

Also, Cam McCarver, Paige McCutcheon, Kennedy Mitchem, Nicholas Neuenschwander, Megan Ormiston, Evan Reynolds, Mason Scalf, Jarrod Sprinkle, Chandler Starr and Logan Welker.


Northwest lists its perfect attendance students

Northwest Elementary School has announced the names of students who achieved perfect attendance during the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

They are:

Stephanie Atkinson, Corynn Barton, Elizabeth Bercik, Stephan Bercik, Colin Betterly, Chase Bills, Brenna Bowers, Alyssa Brinkman, Brendan Brinkman, Jeffrey Burkett, Ashley Campbell, Kortney Campbell, Mikhayla Chapman, Joy Chen, Cameron Cheney and Campbell Cheney.


Post 160 fund-raiser hauls in $15K for Honor Flight

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A fund-raising effort held at American Legion Post 160 Roanoke in September netted a donation of $15,000 for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

The second annual fund-raiser was held Sept. 24 at the Roanoke Legion Post, and featured three bands - Acoustic Rush, KTR and Only Son. The benefit was organized by the Post 160 Honor Flight committee.

The donation was made to officials representing Honor Flight Northeast Indiana at an appreciation party held Oct. 14 at the Roanoke Legion.


Dog costume creativity

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

"My Little Pony" owned by Linda Murphy (left) and Trista King, was the winner of the Great Pumpkin Festival Dog Costume Contest for creativity on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event was sponsored by the New Huntington Theatre.


Pumpkin judging

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Lilly Nutter, a member of the Real Elegant Dames Red Hat Society club, judges a pumpkin creation on Friday afternoon, Oct. 28, for the Great Pupmkin Fesitval in downtown Huntington.


Fam Fest face paint

Photo by Alex DeNicolo.

Madison Hall (center) gets her face painted at the Boys & Girls Club Fam Fest at Hier's park on Friday evening, Oct. 28.


Activities at Fam Fest

Photo by Alex DeNicolo.

Kaitlyn Morley works on some Halloween artwork during the Boys & Girls Club Fam Fest on Friday evening, Oct. 28, at Hier's Park.


Snacking at Scarecrow Festival

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Doug Thieme (left) buys some cotton candy from Jennifer Hollems of the Fairy Floss Cotton Candy Company during the Scarecrow Festival in Warren on Friday evening, Oct. 28.


Sand art at the Scarecrow Festival

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Tara Bower (left) helps Kinsey Strine (center) and Addison Strine with sand art during the Scarecrow Festival in Warren on Friday, Oct. 28.


Raggedy Ann in downtown Huntington

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Two-year-old Olivia Lacey dressed as Raggedy Ann for the Great Pumpkin Festival in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 29.


Halloween parade

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Participants in the Great Pumpkin Festival in downtown Huntington start off the event on Saturday, Oct. 29, with a parade from First Federal Bank to the Huntington County Courthouse.


Revival tonight, Oct. 28, at Freewill Baptist Church

Freewill Baptist Church will hold a revival service on Friday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

Services will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Micky King will lead the services.

The services are open to the public.

The church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.



Helping Paws Pet Haven to hold fund-raiser

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Volunteers at Helping Paws Pet Haven and Adoption Center hold some of the felines that will benefit from a skating party fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at West Park Skate Center. A costume contest will be held, with prizes for scariest, most original and funniest in three age categories from toddlers through adult. Non-skaters are welcome. The price of admission includes skate rental, and the price is discounted for those who bring in four or more cans of canned cat food.


Habitat ReStore has new location

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tammy Lickey, a Huntington County Habitat for Humanity board member, enjoys the buffet during a grand opening celebration Saturday, Oct. 22, for the Habitat ReStore's new location at 325 Hauenstein Rd. The ReStore offers new and gently used home improvement items and furnishings, and accepts donations of those items. Store hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Collection box for Love INC in Warren

Love INC is collecting toiletries and paper products for those who are in need in Huntington County.

A collection box will be located at the Warren Pharmacy in downtown Warren.

Items to consider donating include toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, hairbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, soap and body wash, deodorant, dish soap, laundry soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Items donated will be distributed to low income families in the area.



Andrews Lions Club will hold its Halloween Festival Party

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A Halloween parade makes its way through downtown Andrews during last year's holiday celebration. This year, the Andrews Lions Club will hold its Halloween Festival Party on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Costumed children and their families should meet at 5 p.m. at the Andrews Methodist Church, located at McKeever and Main streets. They will follow a fire truck to the Town Hall, where Lions Club members will serve refreshments.


Lancaster announces its honor roll students

The following Lancaster Elementary students had all A's in the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Third Grade - Allyson Bailey, Makayla Ball, Barrett Barscz, John Biehl, Garrett Bowers, Emma Bradford, Grace Bradford, Makayla Braun, Caden Brubaker, Rebekah Brunner, Kennady Chapin, Jasmine Cosimini, Kyle Deetz, Lindsay Felton, Reese Freeman, Alexis Gaunt, Breckin Hammel and Madelyn Husband.


Scout trip

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Girl Scouts from Huntington County attended a Catholic Scouting event Oct. 8 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Wayne. The Scouts learned about two American saints, attended Mass, participated in an instructional Eucharistic Adoration and met other Catholic Scouts from the area. Attending with the local group were (front) Gabe Cotton; (middle row, from left) Julia Brindel, Jessica Hartmus, Rose Grantham, Tatihana Black and Elizabeth Grantham; and (back row from left), Mia Cotton, "St. Elizabeth Ann Seton," "St. John Neumann" and Lauren Jackson.


Crestview announces first quarter perfect attendance list

The following students at Crestview Middle School have achieved perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

They are:

Grade Six
Blaze Beals, Rachael Berggren, Cassie Bowers, Kahlib Bustos, Chase Camp, Kaleb Cole, Haley Book, Kiara Dominguez, Julie Donahue, Janessa Faye Dyke, Caleb Eckert, Jacob Foster, Elli Gerber, Gabrielle Haneline, Madison Hiebel, Katherine Jamison, Brett Johnson and Jordan Johnson.


Parkview program earns accreditation

Parkview Huntington Hospital's diabetes education program has been named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

This allows residents in and around Huntington County increased access to critical diabetes education services.

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. It is provided by diabetes educators.


Wilson Gallery to showcase Huntington University professors’ art

The featured work of Huntington University faculty members Bryan Ballinger and Ken Hopper will be on display in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on campus from Nov. 3 to Dec. 3.

Ballinger is an associate professor of digital media arts at HU. His specialty is in the design and illustration work of digital media including 3D CGI skills in modeling, texturing, lighting and animation.


University to present ‘Mattress’ Nov. 3-12

Huntington University Theater Company will present "Once Upon a Mattress," Nov. 3 through Nov. 12, its first production of the 2011-2012 season.

Senior theater performance major from Reading, PA, Meagan Heffner will play the lead role of Princess Winnifred in the musical.

The comedic fairy-tale musical tells the story of a princess, a pea and a kingdom full of people unable to wed until the queen can find an eligible bride for her son, the prince.

Well-known songs from the musical comedy include "Shy," "Opening for a Princess" and "In a Little While."


Mignone earns Pathfinder’s LaMont Award

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Pathfinder Services of Huntington honored individuals and organizations within the communities it serves during the organization's annual community recognition dinner Saturday evening at Huntington University.
Mike Perkins, a member of the Pathfinder Services board of directors, emceed the event.

John Mignone received the Herbert D. LaMont Award, which was presented by Bill Hancher, the 2007 Herbert D. LaMont Award recipient, and current member of the Pathfinder Foundation board of directors, and Diane Adams, the daughter of Kay LaMont.


Lancaster lists its perfect attendance students for quarter

The following students at Lancaster Elementary achieved perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Eric Allred, Kayla Amburgey, Landin Amerman, Mason Anderson, Katlin Angle, Lisa Arrington, Allyson Bailey, Bailey Baumgardner, Gabriel Baumgardner, Chelsea Beemer, Jadyn Bennett, Jazzmyn Bennett, Emma Bickel, John Biehl, Alexander Bishop and Zachary Bishop.


Hancher Award recipient

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Aliceon Stanley (left) accepts the Timothy Hancher Direct Services Award from Bill (center) and Barb Hancher. The award is given annually by the Hanchers in memory of Bill Hancher's son Timothy and honors a Pathfinder employee who works directly with people who have disabilities. This year's honor was presented Saturday evening, Oct. 22, during Pathfinder's annual dinner.


Café of Hope to host benefit for McKenzie’s Hope

On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 6 p.m., Café of Hope, in Huntington, will host a fund-raiser to benefit McKenzie's Hope.

Cash and supplies will be collected throughout the afternoon. Supplies needed include crayons, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, two-pocket folders, black permanent markers, letter size file folders (manila) and boxes of individually packaged snacks.

There will also be treats, games and crafts and a dance for middle school children from 8 to 10 p.m.
The theme for the dance is "The ‘80s," and children are welcomed to dress in costume.


Local Red Cross asking people to consider platelet donation; sets drives

The Red Cross of Huntington County is urging donors to consider donating platelets.

Platelets are the clotting components in blood that control bleeding. Patients with serious health conditions like leukemia, cancer and aplastic anemia can't produce enough platelets of their own and often need platelets to survive or to improve their quality of life. Platelets are also essential for many surgeries, trauma care and during the course of chemotherapy.

Following is a list of upcoming blood drives in the area:


HU student is extra in new Clooney flick

Huntington University film student Isaac Becker acted as an extra in the George Clooney film, "The Ides of March."
Becker, a junior film production student and a resident of Britton, MI, was on hand when the campaign scene was shot on March 15 in nearby Ann Arbor, MI.


WBCL interviewer will speak at Bethel Oct. 30

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Bethel United Methodist Church will host "Rally Day" on Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at 9 a.m.

Lynne Ford, from WBCL radio, will be the guest speaker for the event.

Ford is an interviewer on the WBCL Radio Network and produces its popular mid-morning program.

She is a graduate of Taylor University with a degree in professional writing.

A brunch and fellowship time will follow.

The event is open to the public.

The church is located at 629 Riverside Drive, Huntington.



VES to examine ‘What the Heck is Happiness?’

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Huntington University's Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today's business world.

On Oct. 28, the seminar will examine "What the Heck is Happiness?"

The seminar will take place from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar is led by Jim O'Donnell, the Luke J. Peters Professor of Business and Executive-In-Residence, and Troy Irick, vice president for strategy and innovation.


Church Women United sets one final observance

Church Women United of Huntington County will celebrate World Community Day one last time on Nov. 4, at 9 a.m., at Seminary United Methodist Church, in Roanoke.

Johanna Lange will lead the program "Living Our Faith, Unlocking Action." Offerings will be collected for UNICEF and the Tools of Hope/Blanket Fund of Church World Service.

This, the final meeting of Church Women United of Huntington County, will start with a continental breakfast. No reservations are needed.


Red Ribbon Week 2011 Proclamation

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike signed the Red Ribbon Week 2011 Proclamation in the presence of members of the Huntington Boys & Girls Club, urging citizens to wear and display red ribbons in observance of the drug awareness week of Oct. 23-31. Pictured are: (back row from left) Brenda Poulson, Lizzie Parker, Adrian DeLaGrange, club volunteer Jen Cramer, Kimber Davis, and Executive Director Mandy Reber; (front row from left) Katie Baker, Updike, and Angel Medsker.


Speaker to discuss prophesies on Oct. 30

Former Indiana Wesleyan University Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. G. Malcolm Evans will be the guest speaker at the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.

Evans' talk is entitled "What in the World is Happening or What is Going to Happen," as related to the prophesy of Ezekiel 38 and 39.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.
The church is located at 1555 Flaxmill Rd.



Session at Huntington City-Township Public Library to focus on investing for retirement

MarkleBank and Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a free workshop on investing to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.

The workshop is designed for all ages of adults and will include topics of interest to those just beginning their retirement planning as well as those approaching retirement and those who have already retired.


New Life Fellowship to hail 10th year with revival, homecoming

In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, New Life Fellowship will be holding a revival and special homecoming service, with activities running through Sunday, Oct. 30.

Services start at 7 p.m. each night and guest speaker is Rev. Wayne Bryant, Ph.D., from Florida.

The schedule of events for the remainder of the celebration includes:

• Thursday, Oct. 27 - Play by the church's Fusion Group.

• Friday, Oct. 28 - Recognition of children and youth. There is a free gift for all children who attend.


Roanoke Elementary announces honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first grading period at Roanoke Elementary.

Grade Three
All A's - Dierra Coleman, Alex Gass, Mitchell Gerber, Alivia Jackson, Evelyn Lee, Angelia Lopez, Meghan Mahoney, Haiden McLeod, Aliyah Smith, Rebecca Sorenson and Hannah Whitney.


HCS names first quarter honor roll students

Huntington Catholic School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

Students earning all A's and named to the high honor roll are:

Grade four - Sydney Bowman, Graham Scher, Darcy Williams and Brant Young.

Grade five - Amara Eckert and Olivia Jablonski.

Grade six - Benjamin Blomeke and Rees Zay.

Grade seven - Andrew Albertson, Brie-Anna Coburn, Janessa Dodson, John Hipskind, Maximilian Pyle, Lindsey Scher, Sophie Simms, Audrey Wilcox and Alyssa Woolard.


HCS lists attendance awards

Huntington Catholic the namesof students who achieved perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Alexandria Campbell, Adam Holzinger, Luke Teusch, Nolan Williams and Isaac Zay.

First grade - Joseph Bowers, Garrett Rosen, Alivia Shockley, Tyler Teusch and Kyler Wilcoxson.

Second grade - Rachel McGuin, Ainsley Melcher, Katie Smith, Jacob Stetzel, Ryan Teusch, Evan Wilcoxson, Madelyn Williams and Sloane Williams.


Bendix honor

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Josh Hyatt (second from left), Pathfinder Services' sales and operations senior manager, presents a Community Partner Award to Bendix representatives (from left) Bill Reeds, Lori Mickley and Scott Stevens. Bendix was honored for providing employment opportunities to Pathfinder clients through a partnership with Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing. The honor was presented Saturday evening, Oct. 22, during Pathfinder's annual dinner.


Beacon awards grants to Malta House, clinic and Forks

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Beacon Credit Union recently announced the winners of the charitable giving promotion Project Spotlight.

Beacon is donating a total of $1,750 in each of the 11 counties in northeast Indiana where Beacon branches are located, bringing the grand total in charitable donations made by the credit union to $19,250.

In Huntington County, the first place winner of a $1,000 donation from Beacon Credit Union is Malta House Men's Emergency Boarding House.


Costumed creatures to be out in force this week through Halloween

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Costumed creatures will be out in force this weekend, even though Halloween isn't until Monday, Oct. 31.
Here's a rundown of many of the Halloween activities taking place throughout the area:

• Community trick-ortreat hours are:
Huntington - Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30 and 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Andrews -Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Markle - Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Roanoke - Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Warren - Monday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Zanesville - Monday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.


Vendors sought for Markle craft show

Vendors are wanted for Markle's Christmas in "Our Town" Craft and Product Show.

The show will be held on Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Markle Church of Christ.

For more information, contact Kelly Clanin at 758-2116 or kclanin@fron



Dowden, Wickersham attend leadership event

Two local representatives took part in the Regional Leadership Experience in Denver, CO, Oct. 13-15.

G. Blair Dowden, president of Huntington University, and Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County United Economic Development, were among the 35 area participants representing Leadership Fort Wayne and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.


Hipskind graduates basic training

PFC Anthony Hipskind, 19, of Huntington, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, on Oct. 7.

Hipskind completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training as one of the 86 recruits in Training Platoon 3215.

While in basic training, he qualified as a rifle expert and received a contract promotion to the rank of private first class.

After spending 10 days home on leave, Hipskind reported to Camp Pendleton in mid-October.


Four Riverview students named Artists of Month

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Riverview Middle School students Emma Davidson, Isaac Smith, Izaak Coon and Cassidy Spencer have been honored by the LaFontaine Arts Council as artists of the month.

Davidson, a seventh-grader and the daughter of Justin and Katie Davidson, of rural Huntington, was honored for her achievements in choir. Choir teacher Danielle Ellenburg says Davidson earned a gold rating in the 2011 ISSMA solo and ensemble contest. She was in the cast of the 2011 Riverview musical, "Guys and Dolls Jr.," and has been a soloist in school concerts.


Sheriff’s reserves holding canned food drive during Scarecrow Fest

The Huntington County Sheriff's Reserves will hold a canned food drive on Friday, Oct. 28, during the Warren Scarecrow Festival.

All donated items will be given to the food pantry in Warren.

In an effort to help the community during the holiday season, other canned food drives are being planned for the towns of Andrews, Markle and Roanoke.

For more information, contact Deputy Chris Long via e-mail at



Roanoke announces perfect attendance list

The following students had perfect attendance at Roanoke Elementary for the first quarter of 2011:

Kindergarten - Reece Bonewitz, Cadence Booher, Ben Bowers, Lizzie Colclesser, Ella Colclesser, Brett Donaldson, Aaron Emley, Lawson Fairchild, Dylan Jehl, Emalee Kline, Braydon Lawhorn, Matthew Lemaster, Noah Lopez, Jordan Martinez and Oliver Mitchell.


Area farmers seeing below average yields

Photo by Scott Trauner.

It may have been the "Year of the Soybean" at the Indiana State Fair this August, but area farmers are seeing below average yields for bean and corn crops this harvest.

"Last year was a really favorable year for harvest and farmers were ready to harvest at a regular time," says Ed Farris, agriculture and natural resource educator at Purdue Extension's Huntington County office. "This year is a different story."


Children’s Choir to host dinner and raffle Oct. 30

Photo by Andre Laird.

The Children's Choir of Huntington County will host its Autumn Dinner and Raffle on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m., at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Sponsored by Bendix Corporation, the evening will feature an auction with a wide variety of prizes.

"We were so excited that Bendix Corporation would sponsor our children this way," says Cathie Cady, fund-raising committee member. "And then we started hearing from professional sports organizations."


Great Pumpkin Festival set for downtown Huntington

The Great Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Downtown Business Group, will return to downtown Huntington on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29.

The Pumpkin Decorating Contest will kick off the event on Friday, Oct. 28, in its new location at the former Rodger's and Vivian's Income Tax Service, 323 N. Jefferson St. Cash prizes will be offered to the winning pumpkins in three categories - best dressed, best carved and best painted pumpkins.

Prize sponsors are First Federal Savings Bank, Justin Wall, of Wall Legal Services, and William Hogg, Attorney At Law.


Huntington University music students to perform in Oct. 26 recital

The Huntington University Department of Music presents the first Area Music Student Recital of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m.

The recital will take place in the Longaker Recital Hall inside the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The recital will feature a variety of music majors and minors in vocal and instrumental solo or chamber music.

It is free and open to the public.



Thoughts on improvement

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington County Hometown Improvement Committee had its initial meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Pathfinder Services. The group is seeking to engage county residents to provide thoughts, ideas and solutions for the community to be sustainable and thriving by building on its many assets. MarkleBank President Greg Smitley (center) participates in an exercise while Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve Kimmel (left) and Huntington County Economic Development Executive Director Mark Wickersham listen.


Special rabbit hunt set for youth at Salamonie

Department of Natural Resources staff from Salamonie Lake and the Indiana Beaglers Alliance invite youth between ages 11 and 17 to participate in a special rabbit hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Salamonie Lake.

The event begins at 7 a.m. at the visitors' center and ends at noon.

Each youth hunter will be supervised and assisted by an adult mentor during the hunt. Adults wishing to volunteer as dog handlers or mentors also must register in advance by calling 574-551-4067.


Warren Scarecrow Festival is Friday, Oct. 28

The streets of Warren will be lined with scarecrows as costumed characters parade through the downtown during the Warren Scarecrow Festival on Friday, Oct. 28.

The festival is sponsored by the Warren Chamber of Commerce.

Area residents, businesses and organizations were invited to create scarecrows, which will be judged on Thursday, Oct. 27. The scarecrows will remain on display in front of their creators' homes or businesses and along Wayne Street in downtown Warren during Friday evening's festivities.


Harlem Ambassadors visit Huntington North High School

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Lade Majic addresses a crowd of Huntington County's fourth and fifth grade students on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Huntington North High School gymnasium. Lade Majic is the coach of the Harlem Ambassadors, a professional show basketball team emphasizing the importance of earning a college degree and living drug-free. Majic spoke to students about the importance of never giving up on your dreams even when life is challenging


Food, craft items offered at Warren UCC bazaar

Warren United Church of Christ is hosting a holiday bazaar on Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year's theme is "Remembering When."

Items available for purchase include homemade noodles, apple dumplings, pies and salsa and handmade items in the Christmas Craft Room.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is located at the intersection of Second and Wayne streets, in Warren.



Psi Iota Xi accepting orders for cheeseballs

Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi is accepting orders for holiday cheeseballs.

Cheeseballs will be made on Nov. 11 and 12 and orders must be received by Nov. 5.

For more information or to place an order, contact Nondus Christman at 344-3807.



Euchre party at K of C to benefit HCS athletes

A euchre party on Nov. 5 will help raise funds to support student athletes at Huntington Catholic School.

The party will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 23 1/2 E. Market St. in Huntington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and card games begin at 7 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a snack to share. A cash bar will be available.

For information or reservations, Derek Boone, HCS athletic director, at 358-8431 or Richard Swada at 224-1503. Reservations may also be made at the Knights of Columbus Hall.


Retiring board member

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

John Mignone, chairman of the Pathfinder Services board of directors, presents a framed print to retiring board member Lori Mickley during the Pathfinder 45th anniversary annual dinner Saturday evening, Oct. 22, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. (More photos from the dinner will be in The TAB print edition on Thursday, Oct. 27.)


Pathfinder honor

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lisa Mettler (right) administrator of Pathfinder Kids Kampus, presents a Commmunity Partner award to Byron Price, representing David Culp and Co., at the Pathfinder Services 45th anniversary annual dinner Saturday evening, Oct. 22, at the Hunitngotn University Habecker Dining Commons.


Potato Soup Festival

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Iana Hirschy (left) and Katie Taylor play a fishing game set up at the Huntington County Boys & Girls Club for the Huntington Jaycees Potato Soup Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22.


Paws To Read

Olivia Angulo reads to Annabelle the dog as Annabelle's owner, Marilyn Mason, listens on Saturday, Oct. 22, during a session of the Paws to Read program at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The program gives children ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to practice their reading skills in a stree-free situaution.


Ghost Walk

Volunteer Linda Lakes, in period costume, talks about a bride ghost to a group of people during the annual Historic Forks of the Wabash Ghost Walk on Saturday, Oct. 22.


Heritage Pointe Christmas tree has ribbons honoring veterans

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A Christmas tree on display at Heritage Pointe, in Warren, is decorated with ribbons honoring area veterans.

The United Way committee at Heritage Pointe sold the ribbons in honor of Patriot Day, Sept. 11, and placed the ribbons on the tree along with red, white and blue lights. Residents, their families and employees were able to purchase the ribbons.


Three local officials at Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) annual conference.

Three local elected officials recently attended the Association of Indiana Counties' (AIC) annual conference.

Leon Hurlburt, county commissioner; Cindy Yeiter, county auditor; and Kittie Keiffer, county clerk, were in attendance.

The event was held Sept. 26 to 29 in Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

This year's theme was "Destination Education" and offered county officials a wide variety of professional development courses as well as networking opportunities.


Helping out food pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Daniel Zook, a first-grader at Roanoke Elementary School, donates canned and boxed food to the food pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke. The first grade class collected nonperishable goods to give to the local food pantry. The class brought their donation to the pantry and learned about how a food pantry works from Charlotte and Leroy Smart, who volunteer at the food pantry.


Trunk or treat set at St. Peter

St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Huntington will host trunk or treat on Monday, Oct. 31.

All are welcome to trick-or-treat from family-friendly decorated cars from 6-8 p.m. St. Peter's Lutheran is located at 648 N. LaFontaine St. in Huntington.



Warren Scout Cabin in need of repairs

The Warren Scout Cabin is in need of general repairs and cleaning.

Organizers of the cleanup project are in need of volunteers, shovels, rakes, ladders and scaffolding, paintbrushes, mowers, weedeaters, wheelbarrows, trucks that can haul gravel and cleaning supplies.

Donations of hamburgers, chips and drink for volunteers are also being sought.

To volunteer or make a contribution, call 375-2780.



Huntington University students serve in Tennessee

A group of Huntington University students spent their fall break serving in Tennessee.

The students were in Dyersburg, TN, Oct. 14-18 to help with the construction of a house.

The trip was sponsored by the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service, a campus organization dedicated to service and volunteering.

Students who participated were Liz Smith, Karen Bollenbacher, Mathis Glover, Jacob Smith, Thaddeus Goff, Allison Timbrook, Grace McBrayer, HU director of volunteer service and outreach ministry and Robert Schultz, driver for the trip.



H.E.L.P. Inc awards 10 scholarships to locals

Ten Huntington County students have been awarded $1,500 scholarships from H.E.L.P. Inc. for Disabled Citizens.

Colin McIntire and Abby Niederman each received the John Decker Memorial Scholarship in memory of board member John Decker.

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in post-high school studies who has a qualifying disability.

McIntire, son of Joe and Denise McIntire, is a freshman at Ball State University majoring in computer science. Among his extra-curricular activities, he participates on an award-winning wheelchair soccer team.


City, towns in county set trick or treat hours

Trick-or-treat hours have been established in area communities.

They are:

Huntington - Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30 and 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Andrews -Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Markle - Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Roanoke - Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Warren - Monday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Zanesville - None.



Locals to hit ‘runway’ for LAC

Photo provided.

Six local women will model fashions from Chico's during the LaFontaine Arts Council's "Fashions for the Arts" event on Nov. 5.

The luncheon and fashion show will be held at the LaFontaine Golf Club beginning at 11 a.m.

Models include Janet Scheiber, Cindy Krumanaker, Sharon Eutsler, Abby Hedrick, Jessica Howell and Nancy Carender.  Each woman will wear three different outfits, complete with accessories.

In addition to the meal and fashion show, silent auction items will be on display and available for bids.


Hippensteel benefit set for Saturday, Oct. 22

A benefit for Huntington resident Ed Hippensteel will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at American Legion Post 7, 1330 Etna Ave.

The day will begin with a motorcycle ride. Registration will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the ride will take off at 11:45 a.m.

A bake sale and auction will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m.


Supper at Union Church

Union Church will be hosting an all you can eat fish, chicken and tenderloin supper, Thursday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the meal will go towards the Associated Churches Weekday Religious Education.

Baked beans, applesauce and desserts will also be served.

There is a cost for tickets with a discount for children 6 to 12 years. Children five and younger eat free of charge.



"House Calls" broadcast from Juergens Do-It Best Hardware

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

George Juergens (left), owner of the Juergens' Do-It Best Hardware Store in Huntington, talks on-air with Rick Wolf, host of the WOWO radio show "House Calls with Rick Wolf," as Wolf broadcasts his show live from Juergens' store on Saturday morning, Oct. 15.


Herzog cards supporting ‘mounties’

Works by Huntington artist Jane Herzog are helping to support the Toronto Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association.

Many of Herzog's watercolors reflect the scenes she has seen during her frequent travels to Canada. She donated several of her watercolors to the RCMP Veterans' Association. The paintings were sold during the association's annual convention, raising several hundred dollars for charity.

Several of Herzog's watercolor scenes have also been printed on a collection of Christmas cards the association produced and sold last year.


Youth For Christ plans rallies in Fort Wayne and Huntington

Doug Fields will be the headliner for the Allen County Youth For Christ "2011 Piece Rally" at the Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with coffee and dessert selections available.

This is the organization's largest fund-raiser of the year, and admission is free.

Fields has been a pastor to teenagers and ministry leaders for more than 30 years. He served at Saddleback Church, with a membership of more than 20,000 people, as the youth and teaching pastor.


Boys & Girls Club to host Fam Fest on Oct. 28

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will host the fourth annual Fam Fest at Hier's Park's Heritage Hall, Friday, Oct. 28.

A meal will be served at 5 p.m. and the event will include a fireworks finale provided by Smokin' Aces Pyrotechnics at 7:30 p.m. Each meal includes pulled pork, provided by the Hog Roasters, BBQ sauce, sauerkraut, baked beans, applesauce, and homemade cookies.

The night's activities include a raffle; bounce house, cakewalk, pumpkin decorating station, face painting and hayride.


Huntington Catholic School Spirit Award - Respect

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Each month Huntington Catholic School gives out "Spirit Awards" to students from each class who display Christ-like behavior. Students awarded in October displayed the virtue of respect and compassion. The awards for this month were presented at St. Peter and Paul's church after the all-school liturgy.


Meyer is semifinalist for Merit Scholarship

Alexandra L. Meyer, a senior at Huntington North High School, is a semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The academically talented high school senior has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 national merit scholarships.

About 1.5 million students entered the program and 16,000 of those entrants advanced to the semifinalist level. The semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT.)


Loading up

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Loading a trailer with walnuts on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church are (from left) Don Mathias, Joshua Hupp, Joe Hupp and Chris Hupp. The final date for collection of the walnuts, which will be sold and the proceeds used to benefit the Huntington County Free Health Clinic, is this Saturday, Oct. 22.


Old German School to hold autumn open house on Oct. 23

The Old German School, located at 3995N-1000W on the Huntington-Wabash county line, will hold an autumn open house on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view exhibits depicting life in the German settlement, as well as a great deal of history of the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church which was founded in 1851.

The cemetery nearby is the resting place for the first settlers. Many gravestones are lettered in German, including the epitaphs. The cemetery was recently restored and graves are easily located.


Reading night

Photo provided.

Roanoke Elementary School student Lydia Thilmont (left) and her mother, Lea Viacara-Thilmont, read a book in the school's outdoor classroom during Roanoke's September reading night. The school holds reading nights once a month, inviting families to visit the school library and read together.


Friends of Andrews Library to hold Harvest event

The Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will be holding a free book event on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Items from past used book sales will be given away. Stop by and see if you can find something for nothing.

The library will also be holding its annual Harvest Party, Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Children, aged 3 to those in the sixth grade, can enjoy games, crafts, stories and refreshments.


Marching Vikes end season at regional

The season for the Huntington North High School Marching Vikes ended Saturday, Oct. 15, in Chesterton.

The local band's performance in the Indiana State School Music Association's regional marching band contest fell short of the mark needed to advance to the semi-state competition.


Landowners can team with hunters to protect land

Landowners experiencing deer damage to crops, forest regeneration or landscaping can get help from hunters in protecting their property through the DNR's Hunters Helping Farmers program.

In order to minimize such damage, the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife recommends that such landowners start a hunting program during the regular deer hunting seasons, which are quickly approaching.

Archery season has already begun, and firearms season begins Nov. 12.


Toxicologist to speak at next safety council meet

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m., at Huntington University.

The meeting will be held in the Habecker Dining Commons.
Dr. Prentiss Jones, toxicologist from South Bend Medical Foundation, will present the program "Drugs in the Workplace."

Tickets include lunch and registration is required by Nov. 4.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Holly Sale, Safety Council president, at 355-3203 or



High-tech grant

Photo provided.

Adam Scott (left) and Dave Bau (right), employees of Best Buy in Fort Wayne, present a $5,000 grant from Best Buy to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County (from second left) Sheyna Richardson, Angel Medsker and Candyse Arivett. The gift will be used to purchase 10 high-speed Internet computers for a middle school/teen technology center the club is developing. Club members will be able to use the center for homework and career planning.


Christian Life Tabernacle to host ‘Fall Fest’ on Saturday, Oct. 22

Christian Life Tabernacle will host a free community event on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The "Fall Fest" will include hay rides, games, chili and soup cook-off, dessert bake-off and door prizes among other activities.

For more information, contact the church at 358-9100.

The church is located at 943 Swan St., Huntington.



HHS Class of 1961 celebrates 50 years

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The Huntington High School Class of 1961 celebrated its 50-year class reunion with a variety of events Sept. 16-18.

The weekend began with a golf outing at the LaFontaine Golf Club. Gary McVoy was in charge of arranging the event. Friday evening, a tailgate party was held at the Holiday Inn Express followed by a visit to Young's Cafe with entertainment by classmate Judy Mitten Ruble. She sang several songs from the '50s and '60s.


Church sets carnival

First Freewill Baptist Church will host a Fall Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day's events include silent and bake auctions, games, hay rides and face-painting.

Chili, hot dogs, cotton candy and drinks will also be available.

Donations will be accepted. Proceeds go toward the church building fund.

The church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.



PHH hosts Alzheimer’s support group meeting

The next local meeting of the Alzheimer's support group is Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Participants in support groups receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the problems they face, and the latest in information regarding research.

All meetings are confidential and free of charge.

For additional information, contact the Alzheimer Association's Helpline, 24 hours a day, at 800-272-3900.

The hospital is located at 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.



Salamonie COB offers treats and soup Oct. 30

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will hold a community Trunk ‘N' Treat on Sunday, Oct. 30.

The event will start at 4:30 to 6 p.m. Prizes for all types of costumes will be awarded at 6:15 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

The community is invited to a free soup supper from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information call 468-2663.

The church is located on Ind.-124 between Ind.-9 and Ind.-5.



Hog roast is Saturday at Etna Wesleyan Church

Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church will host a hog roast as a youth fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes pork, green beans, applesauce, sauerkraut hot dogs for kids, desserts and a drink.
Carry-out will be available.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for children ages 4 to 10 years old. Children 3 years and younger are free of charge.

For more information call the church at 356-6188.

The church is located at 1131 Etna Ave.



Leaf pick-up begins in city Oct. 31

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington Street Department will begin collecting fallen leaves on Monday, Oct. 31.

Some trucks will be out on Oct. 20 and 21, but that will be just to test their leaf collection ability.

Three machines will be used to remove leaves from terraces. Residents should pile their leaves on the terraces and not in the streets. Leaves piled in the street will plug up city sewers.

The first leaf machine will start on North Jefferson Street and work west to the city limits.
The second machine will start on North Jefferson Street and work east to Broadway.


Fireworks group starts fund-raising

When Jennifer Fisher says that the Huntington Fireworks Committee began planning early for the 2012 Fourth of July display, she means early.

At 11:30 p.m. on July 4, 2011, Fisher says the committee volunteers began thinking of how to top the show they had just finished moments before.

"We were all standing around talking about what would be cool," says Fisher, the committee co-chair.


Set final walnut collection

The final collection of walnuts for the year will be on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church, project chairman Don Mathias has announced.

The walnuts are sold to raise money for the Huntington County Free Health Clinic, which is located in the church building.
Walnuts can be collected in baskets or bags and brought to the church on Saturday, Oct. 22, between 2 and 4 p.m.

Collection bags are available at the church office, if needed.

For more information on the project, contact Mathias at 356-0296.



Telling the story

Photo by Alex DeNicolo.

Historical actor Rochel Garner Coleman II portrays a World War II Air Force sergeant at Crestview Middle School on Friday, Oct. 7. Coleman also portrayed many other characters in order to tell the story of the Tuskeegee Airmen of WW II. The story is based on research and oral histories gathered from living airmen. This is the first event of the LaFontaine Arts Council's annual Arts in Education programming this school year.


Gerdau breaks ground on big expansion

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

With a $9 million expansion project just nearing completion, Gerdau executives gathered Wednesday, Oct. 12, to break ground for a new project at the company's Huntington plant - an $18 million addition that will expand the local facility's capabilities.

The latest project will include a new building and crane. The building will house equipment that will allow the plant to add manufacturing processes for the steel bars it currently treats, including turning and polishing, inspection, induction heat treating, straightening and cutting.


Huntington University to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Huntington University will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a week-long observance from Oct. 19 to 26.

Information tables will be set up in the Habecker Dining Commons, and student volunteers will distribute informational brochures and pink ribbons.

In addition, luminaries in honor of or in memory of friends, family and acquaintances who have battled any type of cancer - not just breast cancer - will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an organization offering support to young women coping with breast cancer.


CFS Energy Assistance Program funds get reduced

The Energy Assistance Program run by Community and Family Services, Inc. has received a significant cut in state funding.

This cut in funding will affect the way Community and Family Services Inc. serves families.

Anyone with an appointment scheduled with a county office, or an appointment scheduled on a "Mass Day" - a day when each county office serves as many individuals receiving fixed income, Social Security, or disability as they can - this appointment is now canceled. Information about applying for energy assistance benefits will be available soon.



Huntington Catholic School Birthday Book award

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Huntington Catholic School has a unique way of receiving new books for its library. During the month of a student's birthday, parents may send in a donation for the purchase of a book. A label is placed in the front of the book with the student's name on it. That student reads the book first and then it is placed in the library for other students to check out. Students receiving books at the October All School Liturgy on Friday, Oct.


Warren Boy Scout sign-up goes to Nov. 1

Sign-up for Boy Scouts in Warren has been extended to Nov. 1.

For more information or to sign up a boy, call 375-2780.



Warren Scouts selling popcorn

The Cub Scouts of Warren are taking orders for Boy Scout popcorn. The boys will be out on Friday, Oct. 21 selling to the community. All popcorn sales benefit the local troops.


Film from Huntington University students makes the rounds of festivals

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A film created by three Huntington University students will be featured in the Toronto International Student Animation Festival.

This marks the fifth time the film, titled "Refresh," has been accepted by a film festival.

"Refresh" was created by HU seniors Sean Cruise, of Melville, NY; Benjamin Kroll, of Mount Lake Park, MD; and Matthew Weener, of Hudsonville, MI. The film examines the disparity between people who are privileged and those who live without, asking audiences to consider how limited resources can be used to help those with less.


Spirit Award - Compassion

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Each month Huntington Catholic School gives out "Spirit Awards" to students from each class who display Christ-like behavior. Students awarded in October displayed the virtue of respect and compassion. The awards for this month were presented at St. Peter and Paul's church after the all-school liturgy.


Training for tutors will start on Oct. 25

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition will hold a fall tutor training session for volunteers on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 8, and 15.

Sessions will run from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. The training will take place in the Huntington City-Township Public Library meeting room.

Participants must attend all four sessions and are encouraged to bring a brown-bag dinner.

Training and materials are provided for those willing to commit to one year of volunteer tutoring.

For more information, contact Hallie Selig at 356-0824.


Markle Health and Rehab sponsoring next Senior party on Nov. 3 at center

Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center will sponsor the November Senior party on Nov. 3, starting at 11:30 a.m.
The party will be held at the Huntington Senior Center.

For those needing transportation to and from the event, call HAT no later than noon one business day in advance, at 356-3006.

Reservations are required for the party and can be made starting Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. by calling the Senior Center at 359-4410.



Historic Forks seeks organizations and businesses to decorate trees and wreaths

The seventh annual Christmas Tree Walk will be held Dec. 3 and 4 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

The event will be held in the newly furnished room at the Forks, allowing more room for decorated trees.

This year a wreath display will be added to the decorations.

Organizations and businesses are invited to decorate or sponsor a tree or wreath. A sign with name and business or organization will accompany each entry.

For more information call 356-1903.

Proceeds support the Historic Forks of the Wabash programs.



Set Roanoke Halloween, Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

The Town of Roanoke will hold its annual Halloween and Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 31, starting at 5 p.m.

The parade group will gather at the Town Hall and will be escorted by the fire truck in a parade through downtown, ending at Roanoke Brethren Church.

Judging will follow the parade and a $25 cash prize will be awarded to the winner in each of the following categories, funniest, scariest, and most unusual.

Candy, hot dogs and hot chocolate will also be available for everyone.


College Park United Brethren is collection point for Operation Christmas Child

Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse Organization sponsors Operation Christmas Child, a program that collects gift-filled shoeboxes for needy children around the world.

Each year they ask churches, youth groups, 4-H clubs, Scout Troops, families or individuals to fill shoeboxes (or similarly sized boxes) with Christmas gifts to send to a needy child.


Historic Forks to hold annual Ghost Walk Oct. 22

The Forks of the Wabash Historic Park will host its annual Ghost Walk on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Tours of the park will begin at 6 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes throughout the evening. Tour times may be reserved by calling 356-1903. There is a cost for admission.

Guests will be led by candlelight throughout the park, stopping at several locations to hear storytellers.

Bruce Van Gilder, wearing top hat and tails, will describe funerals as presented in a family's parlor in earlier times.


HNHS choirs to perform on Thursday

The choirs of Huntington North High School will present their first concert of the year, "Let the Music Begin," on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

The concert features the Concert Choir, Viking Chorale, Viking Ladies, Glee Club and Varsity Singers, all under the direction of John Wenning.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Children 6 years and younger are admitted free.

Proceeds will be used to pay for the choirs' accompanist.



Swine Boosters set Oct. 20 meeting

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The discussion items include possible changes for 4-H swine champion awards, followup discussion of potential rule changes for the 2012 4-H Fair, and other business.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson, Suite 202, or via phone at 358-4826.



Hoosiers urged to remember troops during holiday

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman today announces the start of her fifth annual holiday letter writing campaign, asking Hoosiers to write holiday cards to our country's servicemen and women.

"Hoosier Cheer For Our Heroes" provides an opportunity for Hoosiers to send their thoughts and prayers to U.S. troops spending the season away from their homes and loved ones.

"Though troop levels are not where they have been in recent years, we still have thousands of  U.S. servicemen and women serving overseas this year.


Local man among four HU alumni receiving honors at homecoming

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Four distinguished Huntington University alumni were recognized during the school's homecoming weekend for their achievements in their professions or other areas of service since graduation.

The award ceremony took place Oct. 8 in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Nathan Hartman, of Huntington, and formerly of Berne, and Jason Eberly, of Los Angeles, CA, and a former resident of Fort Wayne, each received a 2011 Young Alumnus Award.


Community garden meet on Oct. 26

A meeting regarding the future of the Helping Hands Community Garden will be held on Oct. 26 at 3:45 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Purdue Extension Conference Room in the Courthouse Annex.

Tentative agenda items include:

• Review of 2011 garden usage by Susy Jennings and Anne Fetrow.

• Role of high school ag students in 2012 garden by Aaron McMillan and Jamie Buckland.

• Plant list for 2012 garden by Jennings and Ann McMillan.

• Summer weeding discussion.


Whinery gets Rock Creek alumni honor

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Larry Whinery recently received the Rock Creek Outstanding Alumni Award.

Whinery was recognized for his numerous contributions to the alumni group and for his active role as a community volunteer.

The award was presented by Alumni President Jack Brooks during the group's annual get-together on Sept. 10 at the Markle Church of Christ.

The Class of 1961 celebrated its 50-year class reunion at the gathering.

New officers are Bonnie Trout, president, and Ronald Hite, vice president.

Barba Eickoff will continue to serve as secretary and treasurer.


Open house Oct. 15 at Bippus East Fire Station to show off renovations

Photo by Alex DeNicolo.

The Bippus East Fire Station will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 15, to show the community renovations that have been taking place over the last nine months.

Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the station and meet those who serve in the department.


Several Huntington streets undergoing milling, paving work

Several Huntington streets will be undergoing a milling and paving project that is set to begin on Friday, Oct. 14, and continue through Friday, Oct. 21.

Affected streets are:

• Salamonie Avenue, from Jefferson Street to Gardendale Avenue.

• Wright Street, from Jefferson Street to Salamonie Avenue.

• Taylor Street, from Jefferson Street to Salamonie Avenue.

• McCrum Street, from Jefferson Street to Salamonie Avenue.


HNHS athletics to be taking Christmas evergreen orders

The Huntington North High School athletic department and student athletes will be taking orders for Christmas evergreen items until Friday, Oct. 21.

Items offered include centerpieces, 25-inch balsam wreaths, garland, door swags and holiday cross. Items for sale are made by Evergreen Industries in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the student's future athletic package fees. Orders will be distributed prior to Thanksgiving. Color pictures of items are posted on the Huntington North Athletic we page at


2 Huntington students get state Alpha Chi induction accolade

Two Huntington County students attending Huntington University were among the 19 new members inducted into the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi during a convocation on Oct. 7.

Membership in Alpha Chi is the highest academic honor at Huntington University and represents both a recognition of scholastic achievement and a commitment to promoting academic excellence and integrity on and off campus as well as service.


FS to host chicken, noodle dinner Oct. 20 as fund-raising event

Flint Springs Elementary School will be hosting a chicken and noodle dinner on Oct. 20.

The dinner will be held in the gym/café from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be a charge for adults and children 4 and older.

Carry-out will be available.

All proceeds will benefit the Flint Springs Elementary Scholarship fund.



4-H design theme entries to be taken through Oct. 28

Entries for the Huntington County 4-H Theme Design contest will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 28.

Huntington County 4-H members are encouraged to submit one or more entries, incorporating both a theme and design. Entries may be computer generated or drawn by hand and must contain both a design and theme for each entry.


Free meals

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Austin Menchaca (center) enjoys a meal at the Boys & Girls Club in Huntington with fellow club members Emily Street (left) and Dylan Wall (right). Free and reduced price meals are served at the Huntington club, located at 608 E. State St., from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with snacks served from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the same days. The Boys & Girls Club in Warren, located in Rooms 21 and 22 of Salamonie Elementary School, serves snacks from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The meals are offered through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program.


A gift for YSB

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Representatives of the Huntington Rotary Club present a check for $1,000 to the Huntington County Youth Services Bureau to be used in its teen suicide prevention program. Pictured are (from left) Annette Carroll, Rotary Club president; Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau; Ryan Beeching, YSB Safe Place coordinator; and Kristina Alvarado and Matt Roth, who co-chaired the Rotary Club's wine tasting in September. The event raised more than $3,200.


Scary butcher at Haunted Hotel

Photo by Andre Laird.

A Haunted Hotel character depicting a ghoulish butcher greets local youth as they make their way through the maze of floors on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Haunted Hotel, located in downtown Huntington, will be open Thursday through Saturday throughout the rest of October as well as Halloween, Oct. 31. The presentation is hosted by the Huntington Jaycees.


Next meeting of Cancer Support Group set for Oct. 17 at Trinity

The next meeting of the Cancer Support Group is Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the lower level of Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington.

A video featuring Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, will be shown. Barnard's topic is "Cancer Fighting Compounds and Immune Boosting Foods."

There will also be testimonies and recent health news shared.
The meeting is open to anyone interested.



SWCD meeting set for Oct. 18, but only if farming chores don’t interfere

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet on Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. for its monthly meeting, at the District office.

The meeting is open to the public. Due to farming season, attendees should call the office to confirm that the meeting will be held.

For more information, contact the District office at 356-6818, extension 3.

The office is located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.



Local CROP Walk raises $6,000 for hungry

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The Huntington County CROP Hunger Walk held on Sunday, Oct. 2, raised $6,000 to help hungry people around the world as well as in Huntington County.

There were two simultaneous three-mile walks; one in Huntington starting at Central Christian Church and one in Warren starting at Solid Rock United Methodist.

Ten churches participated with some 74 walkers and hundreds of sponsors.


Dusty work

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A cloud of dust obscures the driver of this combine as it harvests soybeans along CR 800N in northern Huntington County on Saturday, Oct. 8.


Roanoke Lions to have banquet to welcome potential members

The Roanoke Lions Club will have its next meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

This meeting will also be a banquet to welcome potential new members to the club. It will take place at the Village Inn Restaurant on Main Street downtown, between First and Second streets. The club will meet upstairs on the second floor.

The guest speaker for the meeting will be Brandon Taylor, Huntington County FEMA director.



Respect Life Month

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Huntington Mayor Steven D. Updike (seated) signs a proclamation declaring the month of October as "Respect Life Month" in Huntington on Friday, Oct. 7. "Respect Life Month" is sponsored by the Huntington County Right to Life. Representing the group at the signing was the Matthews family, including (left to right) Victor, holding 3-year-old son Xavier Gabriel and his wife, Nicole, holding 15-month-old son David Luther.


Evangelical United Methodist lunch to raise funds for backpacks

The missions committee at Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., will host a chili and soup lunch on Sunday, Oct. 16, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for children.

All proceeds benefit the Blessings in a Backpack, a local program supported by eight other churches.

The program provides emergency food supplies for families with children.



Flights benefit WWII vets

A donation by the Roanoke Lions Club to the Sons of the American Legion was earmarked for the Honor Flight program, which provides free trips for World War II veterans to see the World War II monument in Washington, DC.

Information accompanying a photo published in the Oct. 10 edition of The TAB was unclear as to the purpose of the Honor Flight program.



Roanoke library will display, explain a variety of eReaders at Nov. 12 event

The Roanoke Public Library will host an eReader Fair at the Roanoke Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to see, touch and experience a variety of eReaders. The Roanoke Public Library will begin offering eBooks for check out starting Nov. 30.

The eReaders that will be on display are Apple iPad2; Apple iPod Nano, third generation; Apple iPod Touch, fourth generation; Barnes and Noble Nook; Cruz Reader; Entourage Pocket Edge; Kobo eReader; Literati Reader; Pandigital Novel; Sony Reader Touch Edition; NextBook Next2 and Amazon Kindle.


Entrants sought for Oct. 22 Potato Soup Festival

The Huntington Jaycees Potato Soup Festival will be held at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Adult and children's fees will cover two chicken legs, a drink and unlimited potato soup tasting. Children 5 and younger are free.

There will also be free carnival games starting at 4 p.m. A boat ride will be there, weather permitting.

The event will serve as a fund-raiser for the club.


Personal best

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Every month Flint Springs Elementary School teachers award students for doing their "Personal Best." The winners for the month of September are (first row from left) Marideth Higgins, Tyra Clemons, Zoey Sell, Cameron Oswald, Zoe Woods, Brayden Tyree and Benjamin Shriner and (second row from left) Sullivan Marshall, Arianna Holzinger, Erika Brown, Vanessa Frey, Dylinn Hertel and Logan Stinson and (third row from left) Shailynn Sparks, Jeremiah Rains, Jacob Nelson, Michael Dillon, Hannah Scher, Salem Stanley and Taylor Harmon. Not pictured is Corgan Burnsworth.


HU homecoming coloring activities

Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Peyton Bickel (left), 8, colors a picture of Huntington University mascot "Norm the Forester" with sophomore Miranda Boyts and junior Lance Wood during HU homecoming festivities at the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex on Saturday, Oct. 8.


Kyle Lahr to study diesel/ag mechanics in Ohio

Roanoke resident Kyle Lahr has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio, in Lima, OH.

Lahr, a Huntington North High School student, plans to major in the diesel/ag mechanics program.

He is the son of Eldon Lahr and Beth Lahr, both of Roanoke.



Results of Roanoke cake event

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The Roanoke Fall Festival committee announces the winners in the recent cake contest, held as part of the annual festival.

Winners of the cake contest included:

Best Decorated - Kids Division (ages 5-10)
Simon Fairchild, first place; Conner Burkhart, second place; and Kassidy Finton, third place.

Most Delicious - Kids Division (ages 5-10)
Jessica Hartmus, first place.

Best Decorated (Theme) - Junior Division (ages 11-18)
Jaishree Finton, first place; Natalie McKibben, second place; and Joseph Bradley, third place.


Hospice Home seeking volunteers

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home is seeking volunteers to assist at its facility.

Volunteers need to be able to commit to three to four-hour shifts on a steady basis. Work includes simple meal preparation and delivery, flower arranging, restocking and cookie baking.

Various shifts are available with a special need on weekends and volunteer clerks are also needed.

Training is available and will start in November.

For more information, contact Ann Blue, volunteer coordinator at 435-3222 or via e-mail at



Brick House to hold event on Oct. 15

The Brick House Grill in downtown Huntington will have a television raffle fund-raiser for the Shop with a Cop program during its Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Oktoberfest will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The event will feature authentic German food, beverages and two bands, Scarlett and James and the Drifters.

The Brick House is located at 19 W. Washington St.



Park is Indiana’s ‘very best teacher’

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Most of the people who filled the Riverview Middle School gym on Monday, Oct. 10, seemed a bit puzzled as to why Principal Curt Crago's mood was so upbeat at a convocation he called to talk about bullying.

Especially after Crago pointed out the school board members and the county commissioner who just happened to be in the audience.


Indiana Teacher of the Year for 2012

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Riverview Middle School teacher Melanie Park (right) poses with Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, following an Oct. 10, 2011, convocation at Riverview in which Bennett announced Park as Indiana's Teacher of the Year for 2012.


Ecolab Foundation helping out local schools

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Nineteen grants totaling $34,188.31 were awarded to eight Huntington County Community School Corporation schools by the Ecolab Foundation in September.

The Ecolab Foundation is a community service branch of Ecolab, the Minnesota-based sanitation supply company with a facility in Huntington. The foundation provides grants to educators in company branch areas, including Huntington.

The total amount of available grant funds was $35,500.
Michele Santa, Viking New Tech staff member, was awarded $2,800 for team-building activity materials, VNT T-shirts and lanyards.


Second annual Heith Garner scholarship fund-raiser Oct. 13

Lincoln Elementary School will hold the second annual Heith Garner Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the school's cafeteria and gym.

All proceeds from this dinner go directly to the Lincoln Elementary Heith Garner Scholarship Fund.

The Lincoln Elementary Heith Garner Scholarship was started in 1997, in honor of a former Lincoln student who died in an automobile accident.  Heith Garner was active in the community, volunteering at the YMCA as a teenager.


Pancake breakfast at First Brethren Oct. 15

First Brethren Church will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Oct. 15, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

There is a cost for the breakfast, with a discount for children three to 12 years old. Children ages two years and under are free of charge.

Proceeds from the event benefit missions efforts.

The church is located at 245 S. Marion Rd., Huntington.



Funds for the clinic

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sue Rumple (right), manager of Beacon Credit Union's Huntington branch, presents a check for $1,000 from the credit union to (from left) Sharon Kay, RN, director of the Huntington Free Health Clinic, and Marilyn Watkins, the clinic's family nurse practitioner. Each Beacon branch is allotted funds to be donated to community projects, and the Huntington branch selected the clinic as one of its recipients.


On the water

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Ambassador Girl Scouts Andrea Broxon and Megan Manes brush up on their canoeing skills at a recent troop fun day. Girl Scouting troops are now forming. For more information call Girl Scouts of North Indiana-Michiana at 800-283-4812 ext. 146 or Nanette Yarde at 468-9409.


Tutor of the Month

Photo by Andre Laird.

Christine Jones (second, from left) was named Tutor of the Month for October by the Huntington County Literacy Coalition. With her are (from left) DeAnne Mills, coalition board member; Hallie Selig, literacy coordinator; and Deb Roy, board member. Jones has been tutoring reading and math since December 2010.


Rice gets Parkview Guardian Angel recognition

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Jami Niccum Rice, RN, is the latest Guardian Angel to be recognized through Parkview Huntington Foundation.

Rice, a nurse in the Inpatient Department, was honored in a brief ceremony Monday, Sept. 26, in the hospital. She received her Guardian Angel pin from Debra Jeffers, RN, of Parkview Huntington Hospital's Emergency Department, on behalf of Bobby Adkins.


Knights of Columbus council holds annual living rosary

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The local Knights of Columbus council held its third annual living rosary on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Huntington County Right to Life memorial on Warren Street near St. Mary Catholic Church. The 75 people in attendance offered prayers in honor of all babies who have died in abortions, for babies waiting to be born and for an end of abortion. Pictured are Fourth Degree Knights (back row, from left) David Rethlake, David Mettler, Grand Knight Jeff Young, Eric Lopshire and Phil Karst. With them are (front row from left) server Wilson Lopshire, Rev.


INDOT announces Ind.-3 closing Oct. 11

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that Ind.-3, between Ind.-128 and E. Shafer Rd., near Warren, is scheduled for closure on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 a.m.

A crew from Wabash Central Railroad Company will be rebuilding the crossing.

The official detour route is Ind.-124 to Ind.-5 to Ind.-218 to Ind.-3, which adds approximately 12 miles for through traffic.

The work is anticipated to be completed by Oct. 16, at 5 p.m., weather permitting.



New officers

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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club recently installed new officers. They are (from left) Rita Dinius, secretary/treasurer; Sharon Rethlake, president-elect; Terri Edmiston, president; and Wabash Valley Lieutenant Governor Jim Dinius, who served as installing officer. In addition, Jon Ellet and Barry Giggy were installed as board members.


Former students of Aboite Township one-room schools meet for reunion

The Annual Aboite Township one-room school reunion was held Saturday, Oct. 1, at the township fire station reception hall on Aboite Center Road.

Seven of eight schools were represented at the reunion.
Activities with an open house were held at the restored Aboite Center School No. Five.

"School Marm" Linda Huge was present to answer questions.
A scale model of the Wabash and Erie Canal aqueduct, which carried water over the Aboite creek, was on display at the school. The model was constructed by the late Ed Hurley and his wife Pauline.


McGuin's Clean Cut Lawn Maintenance donates to YMCA

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Tim McGuin (right) of McGuin's Clean Cut Lawn Maintenance, LLC, presents a check in the amount of $1,000 to Todd Latta of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. McGuin specified his donation go toward a piece of fitness equipment for the YMCA weight room. McGuin was able to have input on the type of equipment purchased, and his sponsorship banner will hang in the ‘Y' fitness center for one year.


Tree art at Huntington University

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Rachel Ellis, a freshman theater design and technology major at Huntington University, stands next to her artwork, "Life's Parameters," which she placed in a tree near the school's Loew-Brenn Hall. Hers is one of several pieces of art placed around campus as part of a Fundamentals of Design class. The project is designed to allow the students to observe the transformation of art over time as it is exposed to weather and outside tampering.


Marching Vikes to put on free exhibition of show for community

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes will put on a free show for the community in advance of their performance in the state marching band regionals.

The local show is set for Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., on Kriegbaum Field. The show is approximately 30 minutes in length.


Walgreens sets events

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Walgreens will be holding a bake sale on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The store will be selling caramel corn and popcorn all month long.

A Halloween photo shoot will be held on Oct. 30, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The pumpkin decorating contest will also be held on Oct. 30, and the deadline for turning in pumpkins for judging to Johnnie Hiles is Oct. 22.

Participants should place their name, age and phone number on the bottom of their pumpkins before turning them in.


Three-part exhibit showcases Jane Herzog’s art

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Three different aspects of work produced by Huntington artist Jane Herzog are on display in three separate locations around Huntington.

Herzog's portraits are on display at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Sketches are exhibited at Four Corners Custom Framing, and landscapes and still lifes are on show at Huntington University's Wilson Gallery.


HU Auxiliary seeks donations of items for benefit garage sale Oct. 21-22

The Huntington University Women's Auxiliary will hold its 21st annual garage sale benefit, to be held Friday, Oct. 21 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22 8 a.m. till noon.

The sale will be held in the HU field house, located at the Guilford Street campus entrance.

The proceeds from the sale will fund the 2011-12 Women's Auxiliary project - raising $2,000 for re-upholstery of furniture in Roush and Wright Hall lounges.

Donations for the sale will be accepted at the field house on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 3-6 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 21, from 7-11 a.m.


Pleasant Chapel UM sets bazaar

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual soup supper and bazaar, from 4 to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The menu includes chili soup, vegetable soup, carrot and celery sticks, sandwiches, drinks, pies and cake. A freewill offering will be taken.

The church is located at the intersection of county roads 1100N and 100E.



BP checks move to hospital chapel

Parkview Home Health & Hospice of Huntington is moving its walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic from its office located at 2806 Theater Ave. to Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.

The clinic will operate out of the hospital's chapel, providing free blood pressure checks for the public. It will be staffed by hospital volunteers and be open every Tuesday, beginning Oct. 11, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.


Afternoons R.O.C.K. begins today at two area Boys & Girls Club locations

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County and Warren sites will again be holding the Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana program this fall.

The program will run from Oct. 10 through Dec. 9.
It will be held in Warren on Mondays and Wednesdays at Salamonie School until 5:30 p.m.

Practice buses will be available.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the program will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County until 6 p.m.
HAT transportation will be available to Andrews and Roanoke students.


Bridal bazaar is Oct.23

Expectations! Event Center in Markle will host a bridal bazaar on Oct. 23, from noon to 4 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample foods from various caterers as well as get information on selecting a DJ, planning a honeymoon, choosing a cake among other activities.


For the veterans

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The Roanoke Lions Club presented the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) with a check for $500 toward the Honor Flight program on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Roanoke American Legion. The Honor Flight program helps send American veterans to special events in Washington, DC. Pictured are (from left) SAL Commander Mike Sheets and Roanoke Lions Charlie Crawford, Dave Winters and Dave Burns.


Local youth part of Luers royalty

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Casey Baker, of Roanoke, was crowned homecoming king at Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, on Sept. 23. With him is Elle Veldman, of Fort Wayne, who won the homecoming queen's crown. Baker is a senior at Bishop Luers and is this year's co-captain of the Luers football team. He is the son of Tracy and Sherry Baker.


Null among firefighters to be honored at national ‘Fallen Firefighters’ service

The 30th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor three Indiana firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2010, including the husband of a former Huntington women.

Firefighter/Paramedic Chad L. Null, 33, of the Sullivan Fire Department, died after suffering a heart attack following two EMS responses on Dec. 16, 2010. He was the husband of Cassandra Emley Null, formerly of Huntington.


Hunter Education class starts Nov. 5

A Hunter Education course will be held at the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area Office Building on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The course will be instructed by Indiana State Conservation officers and Hunter Education instructors.

Anyone attending must be present for both classes, and all materials are provided.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under 12 years of age who signs up for the course.

Hunter education is mandatory for all hunters born after Dec. 31, 1986.


CCC vets invited to reunion at Ouabache

Veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) are invited to a reunion at Ouabache State Park on Oct. 15.

The day's events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the park's CCC-built shelter, "The Lodge."

CCC veterans and their families will enjoy a light lunch served at the shelter, followed by a reunion photograph and tour of CCC structures.

Attendance is free, however the usual vehicle gate fee will apply.

Reservations for the event and the lunch must be made by Monday, Oct. 10.


Mattress fund-raising

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

William Murray, a member of the Huntington North High School Varsity Singers, dressed as a mattress and stationed himself in front of the school on MacGahan Street to drum up business for the group's mattress sale fund-raiser in the HNHS fieldhouse. Murray was holding a sign that read, "Honk if you want me to dance"; when passing vehicles honked, he obliged.


HU queen gets a hug

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alysse Perez (right), the 2011 Huntington University homecoming queen, gets a hug from 2010 queen Carita Landes Bass after receiving her honor on Friday evening, Oct. 7.


HU homecoming king

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington University sudent Daniel Binkoski (left), of Adrian, MI, standing in for the university's 2010 homecoming king, crowns 2011 homecoming king Alec Rosario, of Valparaiso, on Friday evening, Oct. 7.


Scooting through the HU Homecoming Parade

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

HU students, some on scooters, joined with alumni and friends for the Huntington University Homecoming Parade on the HU campus on Friday evening, Oct. 7.


Huntington University students participate in Fall Work Day

Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington University student Becca McIlwain paints a section of wall in the children's area at Life Church on Saturday, Oct. 1. HU students participated in the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Services' annual Fall Work Day. Other locations included Helping Paws Pet Haven and a Habitat for Humanity home.


Sermon series at Seminary UM will deal with death

A series of messages dealing with death will begin Oct. 16 at Seminary United Methodist Church, Roanoke.

"So You're Dead; Now What?" will continue through Oct. 30.



Online resource available to voters; voter registration by Oct. 11 to vote in November

The online resource "Who's On Your Ballot?" is now available to Indiana voters for the 2011 municipal election, Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White says.

Anyone who is not registered to vote or who needs to change registration must do so before Oct. 11 in order to vote this November, White adds.

"It's important that Hoosiers wishing to vote are proactive and complete the registration process early and accurately," White says.


St. Joseph Catholic Church having chicken pit fund-raiser on Oct. 8

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, is having a chicken pit fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Sparky Mart parking lot at the corner of Vine Street and U.S.-24 in Roanoke.

The chicken dinners will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., or until all the chicken is sold.

Chicken dinners will include a half chicken, deep rubbed and marinated, redskin potatoes, a roll and butter.

Proceeds will go toward the cost of painting the interior of the church. For advance tickets or additional information, call Jerry Girardot at 710-4009.



Marching Vikes head to regional

Huntington North High School's Marching Vikes will march on to the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) regional marching band competition on Oct. 15.

The HNHS band was among the bands scoring at a predetermined level - individual band scores are not made public - at the Oct. 1 district festival at Homestead High School. Those bands all advanced to the regional competition.

The Vikes will be among the Class A (largest) schools to compete at the regional site in the northwest Indiana town of Chesterton, one of four sites hosting regional competitions.


Special dumping at landfill through Oct. 15

Huntington County residents may dispose of tires, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners at the Huntington Landfill at no charge through Oct. 15.

The project is being sponsored jointly by the Huntington Landfill and the Huntington County Solid Waste Management District in an effort to encourage residents to recycle those items.

All Huntington County households are eligible to participate.


Myers is featured artist at LAC event

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Photographer and videographer Rob Myers will be featured as the arts advocate at this year's "Fashions for the Arts," an annual event sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

The luncheon and fashion show will be held Nov. 5 at 11 a.m., at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

A Huntington County native and Huntington North High School graduate, Myers developed a love of old movies from the time he was young, a passion he shared with his older brother Rod. The brothers often discussed how to become moviemakers themselves.


Pleasant Chapel UMC to celebrate centennial

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Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 1100N-100E, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the erection of its present building with a Rally Day and Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The Pleasant Chapel congregation was organized in 1844 by the Rev. J. Surran, a minister of the St. Joseph Conference of the United Brethren in Christ Church.


Huntington native ends 27-year career with ISP

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Indiana State Police Sergeant Michael R. Yordy recently announced his retirement after 27 years of service.

Yordy, 50, is a Huntington native and a 1980 graduate of Huntington North High School. He was accepted to the 42nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in 1984, and on Nov. 18 of that year he was appointed to the department as a trooper and assigned to the Seymour Post. He served that district for six years before transferring to the Bloomington Post.


Benevolence benefit for 2 local families will be held Oct. 9

A benevolence benefit will be held for the families of Dennis Allen and Jack Conley, on Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., at First Freewill Baptist Church.

Guest singers include the Hope Singers, among others.

All donations go toward expenses incurred due to illness.

The church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.



HU nursing dept. going to PDA use

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The Huntignton University nursing department is now requiring all incoming juniors to purchase a PDA, such as an iPod Touch or a Blackberry, for use in the classroom as well as clinicals later this year.

"It's exciting as a nurse because having a good reference at your fingertips is wonderful," says Diana Shenefield, instructor of nursing. "Mostly, it's to get them the most up-to-date information because it is ever changing."


Vintage wheels

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Kira and Troy Wardwell, accompanied by son Cameron Wardwell, chat with Ron North, seated inside his 1950 Packard, during the Kroozinationals car show Saturday, Oct. 1, at Hier's Park. The two-day event featured contests, cars and more.


Roanoke student has opportunity to work with actress Sigourney Weaver

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Caryn Garton of Roanoke was one of seven Saint Mary's College students to work with actress Sigourney Weaver and her theater director husband Jim Simpson in a master class on Sept. 26.

Garton is a philosophy and theater major of the class of 2014, and the daughter of Jill Gemmer and Rick Garton. She graduated from Homestead High School.


Extension educator to lead series on getting a handle on household bills

Karen Hinshaw, Purdue Extension educator, will be presenting the "Where Does Your Money Go?" program starting tonight, Oct. 6, at the Courthouse Annex second floor meeting room.

"Where Does Your Money Go?" is a program that explains different ways to budget household income to help cover important bills and expenses by eliminating and postponing other expenses.

The program will be presented tonight, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at 1 p.m., Nov. 7 at 10 a.m., Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.

Call 358-4826 to sign up.



Artisans to hold scrapbooking, card event

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The Paper Artisans, a Huntington County Extension Homemakers club, will be holding a scrapbooking and card-making event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage Hall, in Hier's Park.

Participants will have a full day full of scrapbooking and card-making, as well as shopping and learning new techniques.

The public is invited to visit and see what a "scrapbooking crop" is all about, and learn about the Extension Homemakers club activities. There will be vendor booths on-site as well, at which the public is invited to shop.


Hathaway benefit is Oct. 15 at Market Street Bar and Grill

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Friends of Heidi Dolby Hathaway will sponsor a benefit for Hathaway and her family on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Market Street Bar and Grill.

Hathaway, of Huntington, was diagnosed with breast cancer after seeking medical care for an injury suffered when her vehicle was struck by lightning during a trip to Seward, NE, in May.

Hathaway subsequently had a mastectomy and is now undergoing chemo-therapy, with radiation planned in the future.

Hathaway's position at a doctor's office was eliminated after her cancer diagnosis.


Warren RoadRunners set trip to G.W. Stroh Orchards, ‘Pickle Factory’

The Warren RoadRunners are off the G.W. Stroh Orchards & Sechler's "The Pickle Factory" in northern Indiana on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

G.W. Stroh Orchards grows 30 varieties of apples. Also at the orchard are cider, honey, pumpkins, apple butter, jams and jellies. An apple variety chart will be available on the bus.

The Pickle Factory is stocked with plenty of pickles, condiments and other pickled products to suit a variety of tastes.

A lunch stop is planned for Clay's Family Restaurant . Clay's prides itself on its famous homemade soups and pies.


It’s official

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, which opened its doors on Sept. 8, made its opening official with a ribbon cutting on Monday, Oct. 3. Gathered for the ceremony were (front row from left) Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Seth Marshall and Bobby Bailey; Xue Lin, the restaurant's head chef; Cindy Lin and Tim Wu, the wife-and-husband team who own the restaurant; and Chamber Ambassadors Sue Rumple and Paula Whiting; and (back row from left) Ambassador Michael Zahn; Chamber Executive Director Steve Kimmel; and Ambassadors Keith Eller and Lee Pasko.


LACE accepting applications for 2012 prevention grants

LACE (Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort) is currently accepting applications for its 2012 prevention grants.

The grant application process is open to any organization or department who provides a service that addresses at least one of the targeted issues identified by LACE.

Those issues include:

• The continued use of drug and alcohol abuse among adults and youth in Huntington County.

• High tobacco use among adults and youth.

• Increased concerns pertaining to misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs.


Mt. Etna United Methodist to hold food, craft bazaar

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Food and Craft Bazaar on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year there will be over 25 outside vendors in addition to the United Methodist women's homemade pies, noodles, soups and baked goods.


VFW Auxiliary invites students to write Veterans Day essays

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

All Huntington County students in grades one through 12 are invited to enter the Veterans Day essay contest sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 85.

In their essays, students should answer the question, "What is the true meaning of Veterans Day and why is it important to me?" The essays must be the original work of the student and must be hand written.

A separate piece of paper accompanying the essay must list the student's name, age, grade and school, home address, telephone number and parents' names.


Quilters will meet tonight

The next meeting of the Piecemakers Quilt Club is today, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite cutting tool and quilt book.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.



Junior Leaders to elect officers at Oct. 13 meeting

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization will meet Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

The main item of business will be the election of officers for the 2012 4-H club year and discussing program plans for the coming year.

Officer positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, health and safety officer, historian/photographer, news reporter and recreation officer.


Artists to abound in streets of Roanoke as town hails ‘Renaissance’

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Artists will abound in the streets of Roanoke this weekend as the town celebrates "A Renaissance in Roanoke."

The Plein Air Paint-Out is one of the main events on Saturday, Oct. 8. Other activities will include art exhibits, a juried art marketplace, a farmers' market, entertainment and food.


Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 823 donates to LOVE INC

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Joey Spiegel (left), executive director of Love INC, accepts a donation from Gerry Lane, president of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 823, of Huntington. The lodge raises the funds through card games and other activities at the lodge and has made donations to 11 organizations in the community. The donation to Love INC will be used to assist people in the community.


With Love Left Over golf outing puts family into van from Auto Park

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With Love Left Over Inc., a Huntington-based non-profit organization, sponsored its first golf outing on Sept. 24.

As part of the golf outing, Timothy and Tabatha Bush and their son Keegin were presented with a 1999 Dodge Caravan donated by The Auto Park, of Huntington. The dealership donated the van as a "closest to the pin" award, and With Love Left Over selected the Bush family as the recipient.
Five-year-old Keegin has cerebral palsy and suffered a stroke as an infant. As a result, he has limited mobility and is unable to speak.


Exhibit will feature works by five HU students

Five Huntington University visual arts students had work accepted into the third annual "A Renaissance in Roanoke" college art exhibit.

This is a juried art exhibit of current regional college students as a part of the Renaissance in Roanoke art festival in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Judging this event is Charles Sheppard, of the Fort Wayne Museum of Arts.

The exhibit will take place at Joseph Decuis, 191 N. Main St., Roanoke.

The HU students are:

• Alan Hay, a senior studio art major from Fort Mill, SC. His piece is titled "Ex Morte Vita."


Ball State announces local summer graduates and dean’s list students

Ball State University, in Muncie, recently announced its summer 2011 graduates as well as its list of students named to the dean's list for the summer semester.

Graduates were:

Huntington - Alecia Johnson, Associate in Science; Lauren Dettmer, Bachelor of Science; Danielle Dabler, Master of Arts; and Christian Hubley, Master of Science.

Markle - Michael Ripperger, Master of Arts in Education.

Roanoke - Matthew Dinius, Bachelor of Science; Thomas Duncan, Master of Arts in Education; and Adrian Bachnivsky, Master of Business Administration.


Reading to members of library's Discovery Crew program

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jessi Brown, of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, shows the illustrations of a book she is reading to members of the library's Discovery Crew program, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28. Program members looking on are (from left) Lorraine Perkins, Taylor Stettler, Stephen Carnes and Hannah Grove.


Food pantry aid

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Capt. Tim Sell (left) of the Huntington Salvation Army accepts a donation from Secretary Pat Yeater (middle) and President Gerry Lane (right) of Huntington Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 823. The donation will benefit the Salvation Army's food pantry, which has seen a 50 percent increase of use in recent months.


Markle Cemetery Association to hold annual meeting

Markle Cemetery Association will be holding its annual meeting on Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Markle Town Hall and is open to all interested residents.



Indiana’s deer season underway with opening of early archery

Indiana's 2011 deer season began Saturday, Oct. 1, with the opening day of early archery.

Hunters must possess a valid deer hunting, youth, lifetime comprehensive hunting or apprentice deer hunting license to legally pursue deer.

Hunter education is required for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986; however, individuals of any age may buy an apprentice license without having to take hunter education provided they are hunting with a licensed mentor.

Individuals are limited to three apprentice hunting licenses in their lifetime.


Worthy donation

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McKenzie's Hope Executive Director Amber Kaushik (second from left) accepts a check for $2,300 from Johnson Junction employees (from left) MaryLou Rahr, Taylor Godfroy and Lyndee Ehler. Johnson's Junction raised the money by selling paper trees and hearts for the child advocacy center during the month of September.


Sheets Wildlife Museum announces a reduction in its admission

The Sheets Wildlife Museum, Huntington, announces a reduction in its admission prices.

New group prices have also been implemented.

For information, call 356-9453 or email



Northwest Elementary staffers receive service awards recently

Northwest Elementary School staff members recently received service awards in recognition of their ongoing commitment to the students of the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

The awards were sponsored by Sandy Seacott of Teachers Credit Union, Lee Pasko of MarkleBank, Michael Zahn of First Federal Savings Bank and Erin Carter of Bippus State Bank.

Service awards were presented to:

Five years: Lisa Meyer, Amy Shalley, Yvonne Brown, Brenda Turner, Juanita Wright and Wendy Yaste.


PHD open house

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

PHD Plant Manager, Ron Cardin, stands next to an open house banner, inviting the public to visit the plant on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cardin is inviting the community to attend and learn about what it is they do at our local PHD. The Huntington plant, located at 4763N-US 24E, works with pneumatic hydraulic development of parts that are shipped to Fort Wayne for assembly.


Chamber Elected Official Open House on Oct. 24

Members of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend an Elected Official Open House on Monday, Oct. 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

No speeches are scheduled. The evening is designed to allow elected officials and members of the local business community to exchange ideas.

To make a reservation, call the Chamber office at 356-5300.



Area residents earn trip to national corn husking contest

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Richard Hinton, of Warren, placed third in the men's open division of the Indiana State Corn Husking Contest.

The event was held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Salomon Park Farm in Fort Wayne.

Hinton tossed in 112.86 pounds of husked corn in 20 minutes. Division champion Dennis Brown, of Winchester, husked 303.11 pounds, and Ben Gruber, of Woodburn, placed second with 150.80 pounds.

All three men will represent Indiana at the national contest to be held Oct. 14 and 15 in Marshall, MO.

Two Roanoke-area residents also qualified for the national contest.


Authors to be at library book-signing tonight

Authors Janice Holman Ballard and Allison "Cammie" Ballard will appear at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's main branch tonight, Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.

They will discuss and sign their book, "The Longest Journey: Two Women's Stories of Grief and Healing," which was published in June through Outskirts Press.


Central Christian sets Community Fall Harvest Party

Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St. (in front of the high school), announces the upcoming Community Fall Harvest Party on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m., in the Family Life Center.

Josh Dirnberger and his band will be providing music. There will be free food and fun for all.

Activities will be available for all ages including two inflatables, clowns, face painting, corn hole, bingo and several young children's games.

For more information contact Sue Elliot at 356-6425.



Caro will speak at Pathfinder Services annual dinner

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Inspirational speaker Dan Caro, who will provide the keynote address at the Pathfinder Services annual dinner on Oct. 22, will also appear at the Main branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library earlier that day.

Caro's visit to the library, which will also include a book signing, will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.


Genealogical society sets next meet for Oct. 5

The Huntington Genealogy Society will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, in the Indiana Room.

Guest speaker Randy Bellamy will talk about the "Fur Trade."

Bellamy is a re-enactor and will be dressed in character.
The meeting is open to the public.



New executive director of the local Red Cross

Photo by Alex DeNicolo

Vickie Ellis is the new executive director of the local Red Cross. Ellis, who has been involved with the Red Cross for more than 29 years, became executive director of the Huntington chapter September 5. She is also executive director of the Adams County chapter.


October business of the month

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Johnson Junction was chosen as the October Business of the Month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.


Local artist Jane Herzog featured in HU exhibit

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The work of Huntington resident Jane Herzog will be on display at Huntington University in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on campus from Oct. 12 to 28.

The exhibit, titled "Landscapes and Still Life," will feature works in watercolor and pastels.

Herzog is a long-time resident of Huntington. While in high school, she took art classes at Huntington College.

An artist reception will be held for Herzog on Oct. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Zanesville Cleanup Day is Oct. 15

The town of Zanesville will hold its Clean Up Day on Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A large dumpster will be available at the town hall.

The dumpster will be available for use by Zanesville residents only.



Collection for Love INC

The Warren Pharmacy, located in downtown Warren, is collecting items to be donated to Love INC.

Items being collected include toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, hair brushes, shampoo and conditioner, soap and body wash, deodorant, dish soap, laundry soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

The items will be given to area families in need.



EXCEL launches online writing, learning lab

Huntington University's EXCEL Adult Degree Programs has launched an Online Writing and Learning (OWL) lab to assist students with their writing assignments.

EXCEL students can now email their work to the OWL to receive suggestions and feedback. The submissions are reviewed by EXCEL instructors who have English/writing teaching backgrounds.


WAMA hosts cornhole tourney., picnic

On Oct. 9, the Warren Area Ministerial Association will host its second annual corn hole tournament and carry-in picnic.

The event will be held at Tower Park, in Warren, at 12:30 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share as well as their own table service.

For more information, contact the Solid Rock United Methodist Church to register at 375-3873.



Junior Rotarians

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Bronwen Fetters (second from left) and Colin Spencer (third from left), both students at Huntington North High School, are the Huntington Rotary Club's Junior Rotarians for October. With them are Rotary Club sponsors Carol White (left) and Dave Mettler (right).


Christian perspective on Israeli-Palestinian conflict at HU lecture

Jonathan Kuttab will give "A Christian Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" during a Forester Lecture Series event at Huntington University on Oct. 11.
The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.


Banks invites Indiana students to visit Statehouse

State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) will participate in the Indiana State Senate's school outreach program this year by inviting his youngest constituents to visit the Statehouse and learn why their ideas count.


Church seeks walnuts to provide funds for clinic

Trinity United Methodist Church will be collecting walnuts to raise money for the Huntington Free Health Clinic.

Walnuts can be collected in baskets or bags and brought to the church every Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m. through Nov. 5.

Collection bags are available at the church office, if needed.

For more information on the project, contact Don Mathias, chairman, at 356-0296.

The group has a goal to raise $10,000 this year for the free clinic, which is located at the church, 530 Guilford St.



Oberholtzer leads Associated Churches

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jack Oberholtzer is the new president of the Associated Churches of Huntington County.

Oberholtzer succeeds Jim Guhl in that position.


Doctor visit at the follies

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Patient Ruth Marsh (left) pays a visit to the doctor, Brian Carender, during the Red Stocking Follies performance on Saturday Oct. 1. The follies are a triennial fund-raiser put on by the local Tri Kappa organization. This year's performance, "Return to Glamour," was the 14th incarnation.


'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'

Jessica Howell performs "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" during the Tri Kappa Red Stocking Follies on Saturday, Oct. 1.


Follies wedding

Photo by Lauren Wilson.

Adam Riecke (left) and Laura Penrod (center) perform as the bridal couple and Lori Mickley is the wedding photographer in a scene from the Tri Kappa Red Stocking Follies on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 1.


Fall work day

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Helping with some painting at the Life Church as part of the Huntington Univeristy Joe Mertz Center Fall Work Day in the community are students Chelsea Harshfield (left) and Laura Watson.