Camden artist takes top spot in LAC regional show

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Lisa Rush

A painting by Lisa Bliss Rush, of Camden, won the best of show award in the LaFontaine Arts Council’s Regional Art Show.

Rush’s award-winning piece is titled “Woodland Nymph.” The award was sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank.

Judge’s Awards went to Teri Fuller-O’Brien, of Huntington, for “Pluto & Prosperine” and to Brenda Ramseier, of Silver Lake, for “Proud.”

The Judge’s Awards were sponsored by DeLaney Hartburg Roth and Garrott LLC and McVoy Design Studio.

Other awards are:

Huntington BBQ Festival to help meal ministry, SA food reserves

Family and friends of Brenda and Larry Rosen are pitching in to put on the first Huntington BBQ Festival on Aug. 19 to benefit the New Life Community Meal Ministry and The Salvation Army. Gathered around the Rosens’ new smoker are (from left) Sabrina Newcomb, holding grandson, James Rosen; Sabrina’s husband, Dennis Newcomb, holding grandson, Jaxstin Dunlap; and Sabrina’s parents, Brenda and Larry Rosen. In back are Zac Wechsler and his dad, Kyle Wechsler.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Area residents can get their fill of barbecue this Saturday while helping provide food to their neighbors in need.

The Huntington BBQ Festival, featuring live music and a softball tournament in addition to the barbecue competition, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Monetary proceeds will go to the New Life Community Meal Ministry,  while donated non-perishable food will go to The Salvation Army.

Short an IU Herbert Presidential Scholar

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Alexandra Short

Huntington North High School graduate Alexandra Short has been chosen as a Herbert Presidential Scho-lar.

The Herbert Presidential Scholars Program offers a four-year renewable scholarship to Indiana high school students of exceptional achievement. Up to 70 incoming Indiana University freshmen are designated Herbert Presidential Scholars each year.

Short is the first honoree chosen for this award from Huntington North High School in the 13 years it has been in existence.

Huntington resident Young places in several classes at state fair llama show

Huntington resident Joe Young placed in several classes of the Indiana State Fair Open Llama and Alpaca Show.
His results are:

Adult Showmanship

Advanced Obstacle – seventh place.

Masters Obstacle – second place.

Pack Llama and Alpaca
Advanced, young pack llama advanced included – second place.
Masters – third place.

Public Relations Llama and Alpaca
Advanced – fifth place.
Masters – second place.

Kilander takes reserve champ at SF rabbit show

Huntington County 4-H’er Bryce Kilander, of Warren, took reserve champion for Best 6 Class at the 2017 Indiana State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show for his satin 6/8 doe.

Kilander also won reserve champion fryer in the meat rabbit classes.

Other exhibitors from Huntington County took numerous first-place awards for their rabbit projects.

Here are the results:

Best of Breed
Benjamin Shriner.

Best Opposite Sex of Breed
Benjamin Shriner.

Local Boy Scout Troop 130 does annual high adventure trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Huntington Boy Scout Troop 130 begins its Pictured Rocks adventure at Miners Castle. Pictured (from left) are Jeff Webb, Eric Bruce, Mike Cook, Jacob Bruce, Breckin Hammel, Evan Bostel, Jacob Worsham, Evan Meyer and Jim Fettinger.
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The scouts of Boy Scouts of America  Troop 130 traveled to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula July 15 to 22, for their annual high adventure trip.

Participants included scouts Evan Bostel, Jacob Bruce, Jacob Worsham, Breckin Hammel and Evan Meyer, and leaders Mike Cook, Jim Fettinger, Eric Bruce and Jeff Webb. The itinerary included hiking and camping in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, cycling on the scenic United States Bicycle Route 10 along the Lake Michigan shoreline and biking the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail near Traverse City, MI.

Toddler Tuesday

Photo by Steve Clark.

Oakley DeHaven (left), 21 months, with assistance from her grandmother, Tina Reed, works on a sun-catcher craft project on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Hier’s Park, in Huntington, during a Huntington Parks and Recreation Toddler Tuesday session. The final session of the season will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park at Drover Park, in Huntington, at 10 a.m.

Spraying time

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A farmer along Ind.-5 in southern Huntington County sprays his soybean crop on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Announce results of state fair sheep show

The results of the 2017 Indiana State Fair 4-H Sheep Program have been announced.

Here is how participants from Huntington County placed:

Class 12 – Cross Market Lambs
Johnna Cummins, fifth place.

Class 17 – Cross Market Lambs
Johnna Cummins, seventh place.

Class 19 – Cross Market Lambs
Johnna Cummins, third place

Announce State Fair meat goat local results

The results of the 2017 Indiana State Fair 4-H Meat Goat Program have been announced.

Here is how participants from Huntington County placed:

Junior Does
3 months old to under 6 months
Quentin Dale, sixth place.
Jenna Poulson, ninth place.

6 months old to under
9 months
Madison Poulson, seventh place.
Quentin Dale, 13th place.
Yearling Does

Huntington youth Covey earns pair of blues at State Fair cat show

Huntington County 4-H member Ben Covey earned two blue ribbons in the Indiana State Fair 4-H Cats Program.

Here are the results of the classes in which he competed:

Adult Division-Short Hair – blue ribbon.

Special Contest Division-Cage Decoration – blue ribbon.

Special Contest Division-Interactive Demonstration – participation.

Leidigs shine at State Fair pygmy goat show

Two Huntington County 4-H’ers brought home top awards from the pygmy goat show at the Indiana State Fair.

Breanna Leidig had the grand champion doe and champion senior doe.

Alexis Leidig had the reserve champion junior doe.

Results for Huntington County 4-H’ers in the Indiana State Fair 4-H Pygmy Goat program are:

Junior Wether
Participation: Matthew Kline and Michael Kline.

Banks seeks interns for district office

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has full-time and part-time internship opportunities available in his Fort Wayne district office.

College students or recent college graduates are preferred.

These internships are designed to give students an inside view of how a congressional district office functions on a day-to-day basis.

Legion plans fund-raisers to benefit Corina Barton

American Legion Post 85, in Huntington, will host a day of fund-raisers on Saturday, Aug. 26, to benefit Corina Barton, daughter of former Post Commander R.W. Barton.

Barton has been diagnosed with cancer and has no insurance.

A benefit poker run will start at noon. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon, with an entry fee charged per motorcycle. The poker run is hosted by Proud Souls MC of Huntington.

Tacos will be served from noon to 7 p.m. at the post, 1410 S. Jefferson St. in Huntington.

Into the river

Photo by Scott Trauner.

An excavator digs down toward the Wabash River at the Etna Avenue bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 9, in preparation for installing an outlet that will allow stormwater from Etna Avenue to flow into the river. The work is part of a project to alleviate flooding in the area while widening the road and constructing a 10-foot-wide recreational path that will eventually tie in to the city’s trail system.

Mud bogs will return to Andrews on Aug. 19

Tony Sitton barrels through the pit with his Jeep during the Andrews Mud Bogs last year. The event, a fund-raiser for the Andrews Volunteer Fire department, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, on the west end of Terrel Street.
TAB file photo.

It will be machine against mud when the Andrews Mud Bogs returns on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Trophies and prize money will be awarded to the drivers who get their vehicles the farthest through the mud pits, says Tom Wuensch of the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department, the sponsor of the annual event.

The mud bogs will be held in an empty lot at the west end of Terrel Street, in Andrews.

Cakes to be judged, auctioned at Roanoke festival

A cake contest and auction will be part of the 64th annual Roanoke Fall Festival.

This year’s festival theme is “There’s No Place Like Home.”

The contest and auction will be held during the festival on Saturday, Sept. 9.

There will be three divisions — Adult Division, Junior Division (ages 11 to 18), and Kids’ Division (ages 5 to 10).

Categories include Most Delicious, Best Decorated Festival Theme and Best Decorated General Theme (Baker’s Choice).

Prize money will be given for each category and division.

Andrews pantry open Thursday

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold a food distribution on Thursday, Aug. 17, between 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews and Dallas Township area residents.

The distribution will take place at 67 N. Snowden St., behind the town hall in Andrews.  

No appointment is necessary. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A taste of music

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Various musicians who normally play with separate bands got together on Saturday, Aug. 12, to crank out tunes in downtown Roanoke during the Taste of Roanoke.

Now let me see ...

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Loretta Stephens (left) looks over the baked goods at Grandma Sue's Pies and More food stand, with Roger Hitzfield offering his input, at the Taste of Roanoke in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Fun time

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kali Miller is all smiles as she maneuvers a miniature paddle boat inside a man-made pond at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park as part of the Splash on the Wabash on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Splash on the Wabash

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

People bask in the sun as they float on the Wabash River during the Splash on the Wabash fund-raising event on Saturday, Aug. 12. The trip took the floaters from Etna Avenue to the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.

What do we have here?

Photo by Steve Clark.

Robert Rains (left) and Candy Richarson check out a pick-up truck at the Show Us Your Ride Car, Truck and Bike Show on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation.

Music in the City finale

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the community enjoy the final Music in the City series concert of the summer in downtown Huntington on Friday night, Aug. 11. James and the Drifters was the evening's entertainment.

Entertaining at Tipton Place

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

The Erie Band entertained the residents of Tipton Place in Huntington during a barecue and concert on Thursday evening, Aug. 10.

Set support group for parents and caregivers

Monthly sessions for parents of children 5 and younger will begin in September at St. Peter Lutheran School, in Huntington.

PEP, Parents Encouraging Parents, will provide a time for parents and caregivers to get together and enjoy social activities, share experiences and participate in discussions that help encourage families and provide support.

During that time, their children can play with other children their age in a supervised setting.

‘Who is My Neighbor?’ series at Victory Noll

Victory Noll Center is offering an eight part series exploring the question “Who is My Neighbor?”

This question is found in the Gospel of Luke. Jesus was willing to engage everyone around him from fishermen to lepers, from the Samaritan woman to the Syro-Phoenician, from tax collectors to the poor widow. When asked, “Who is my neighbor,” Jesus offered a parable and then his own question: “Now who would you say was a neighbor … ?”

Bishop Rhoades to celebrate Mass at St. Felix Catholic Center

Bishop Kevin Rhoades will celebrate a Mass for the Sick on Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Felix Catholic Center, in Huntington.

The Mass begins at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by recitation of the rosary at 12:30 p.m.

The Mass is sponsored by the group Praying with Father Solanus, named in honor of Rev. Solanus Casey. Casey, whose intercession is credited with many apparently miraculous cures, spent 10 years of his life at St. Felix Friary, in Huntington. The former friary is now the home of St. Felix Catholic Center.

Local riders place in State Fair 4-H Horse and Pony classes

The results of the Indiana State Fair 4-H Horse and Pony Western Division and Contesting competitions have been announced.

Results for the residents from Huntington County who participated are:

Western Type Pony
Colt or gelding 56 inches and under
Emma Eckert, third place.

Intermediate Western Showmanship at Halter
Sixth Grade
Emma Eckert, seventh place.

Results of Huntington County 4-H’ers’ participation at State Fair

Results of many Indiana State Fair non-animal projects have been announced.

One local 4-H’er, Alexandra Forsythe, won the Sweepstakes Award for having the best overall exhibit in the 4-H computer project. Her entry addressed designing and building a supercomptuer and particle accelerator.

An orange ribbon awarded to a project signifies an exceptional blue ribbon exhibit, and other top exhibits are awarded blue ribbons. Exhibitors can also receive second-tier red ribbons, third-tier white ribbons and green participation ribbons.