The benefits of activity

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Joey Vrazel, of Leverage Points Consulting, talks about the effects of exercise on the human brain during a session of the City of Huntington’s Active Living Workshop, held Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. Peter’s First Community Church. City officials, along with Purdue Extension, health and fitness professionals attended the meeting to learn, plan and brainstorm in support of an action plan to encourage a  healthier community.

Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting is today, Aug. 22

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society will be meeting today, Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at Café of Hope, in Huntington.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Café of Hope is located in Life Church at 900 E. State St., Huntington.

Dee-licious treats

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dee Kochensparger (left), assistant librarian of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library, demonstrates several varieties of homemade frozen treats during the Dee-licious cooking class held Thursday, Aug. 18, at the library, as her daughter, Ashly Kochensparger, prepares samples for the class to taste. The next class will be held at the library on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Huntington to spray for mosquitoes

The Huntington Street Department will spray for mosquitoes starting Tuesday, Aug. 23, weather permitting.

The spraying will start around 7 p.m. Spraying will start around the Hier’s Park area and continue counter clockwise around the city.

Officials warn residents to keep pets inside and windows closed. Anyone hearing the truck or the machinein their area might want to turn off air conditioners for awhile.

Other ways to help keep mosquitoes at bay:

Next modelers event set for this Saturday

The Huntington County Modelers Club invites anyone interested in radio-controlled airplanes, gliders, helicopters and quad rotor helicopters to attend the club’s next event on Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be flying demonstrations, a tailgate swap meet and food and drinks available. There is no charge to attend the event or to sell or trade.

The event will be held at 1340W-800N, Huntington.

For more information, visit www.huntingtoncoun

Roanoke Public Library to host next adult coloring session on Thursday

The next adult coloring session will be held at the Roanoke Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.

Supplies will be available but participants may feel free to bring their own, either for their own use or to share.

The Roanoke Public Library is located at 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, in Roanoke.

Local youth Vickrey earns 4-H Bright Futures Award from group

Green Leaf Inc., a Fontanet manufacturer of agricultural products, Rural Lifestyle Retailer Tractor Supply Company and 4-H Youth Development have announced that Owen Vickrey, of Huntington, is the Huntington County winner of the 2016 4-H Bright Futures Award, receiving a $25 Visa gift card and plaque.

Huntington trails project gets $255K grant

The board of the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) voted to support the City of Huntington’s Little River Trail project with a grant of $255,748 in Regional Cities Initiative funding on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The grant amount represents 20 percent of the $1.053 million of the project’s total cost

Details about the project include:

Construction of 4,124 feet or .78 miles of multi-use trails.

Streetscape improvements along Riverside Drive.

Wayfinding signage.

A pavilion and resting node near the Erie Rail Trail Bridge.

Apple crafting

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Linda Leist (left), of Huntington, admires a head carved from an apple, crafted by Karen Eltzroth (right) Tuesday, Aug. 16, during the annual Senior Day at the Historic Forks of the Wabash. In the background, Sister Loretta Bauer works at her spinning wheel, a part of the pioneer-era demonstrations seen by visitors at the park during the special event.

United Way to get extra funds for food, shelter programs

The Huntington County United Way has announced that Huntington County has been notified it will be awarded federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as appropriated by Congress. Huntington County has been recommended to receive an estimated $4,132 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Good news for expansion

Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Huntington city and county officials met at Huntington Aluminum, Inc. to take a tour of its newly expanded facility on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Pictured is Huntington Aluminum President Roger Kilty (second from right) accepting a check from the Community Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) given by Huntington City Council’s Joe Blomeke (center). Also pictured are (from left) Rob Miller, county commissioner; Larry Buzzard, county commissioner and Tom Wall, president of county commissioners.

Huntington to have volunteer appreciation cook-out on Sept. 10 at Sunken Gardens

The City of Huntington will host a volunteer appreciation cook-out on Sept. 10 in the Sunken Gardens, Huntington from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is a chance to say thank you to those who have given the community so much time and energy in the past year. Everyone is invited to be there in order to help show appreciation to the volunteers.

For more information, contact Andrew Rensberger, community engage
ment/volunteer co-ord- inator, at 358-2323.

‘Super Spiders’ topic of Salamonie Preschool

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Super Spiders” on Sept. 14 at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Each program is designed to enhance a preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

There is a small program fee per child. Advance registration is appreciated.

Legion Auxiliary plans benefit garage sale

The American Legion Post 85 Ladies Auxiliary will have its upcoming garage sale on Sept. 9 and 10.

Proceeds from the sale will go to Huntington County veterans.

Anyone who wishes to donate garage sale items is asked to contact the American Legion Post 85 and bring the items to 1410 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Sheets fund-raiser set for Saturday at PAL Club

The Sheets Wildlife Museum’s annual fund-raising banquet is Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Huntington PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive, Huntington. The festivities begin with a social hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The fund-raiser includes a live and silent auction, raffles, Bingo and a prime rib dinner. Beer and wine will be available. The live auction will immediately follow dinner.

The proceeds from the banquet benefit the museum and wildlife conservation.

Water play

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sisters Addie Pyle (left), 2, and Claire Pyle, 4, learn about the properties of water by getting their hands on some floating toys in a pool at the Huntington City-Township Public Library Wednesday, Aug. 17. The youngsters attending the water-themed S.T.E.M.  program made their own boats out of various materials, then tried them out to see if they would float.

Huntington University music department earns high ranking

The Huntington University music program has been ranked No. 10 for 2017’s Top Christian College Music Programs by Christian Universities Online.

“The music department at Huntington University is honored to be recognized by Christian Universities Online. We offer our students a wide variety of choices for their career pursuits. We are very proud of how prepared our graduates are and how successful they are in finding employment in their major fields of study,” states Dr. George Killian, associate professor of music/department chair.

Children’s choir to hold open rehearsal, placement

The Children’s Choir of Huntington County gives a recent performance. Auditions are open today, Monday, Aug. 22, to children interested in joining the choir.
Photo provided.

The Children’s Choir of Huntington County (CCHC) will hold an open rehearsal and choral placement for any child between the ages of 8 and 18 interested in singing. The rehearsal will take place today, Monday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts on the campus of Huntington University. Auditions will follow from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Every child who auditions will be placed in a group appropriate for their age, level of musical experience and vocal readiness.

Seniors get invite to carry-in luncheon on Aug. 25

Those age 50 and older are invited to the Scenic Senior Carry-in Luncheon at Ouabache State Park on Aug. 25.

Sponsored by the Friends of Ouabache group, the lunch is at noon in the Lodge Recreation Building.

After the meal, Jody Heaston, Indiana State Parks volunteer coordinator, will present a program about the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and its impact at Ouabache State Park. Also, people will get to view some photos of the park from the 1930s and hear the latest on the fire tower fund-raising status.

11 locals earn Ivy Tech Northeast dean’s list honors

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has announced that 11 Huntington County students have earned a spot on the summer 2016 dean’s list.

They are:
• Adam Middleton, of Andrews.

• Sydney Evans, Jeremiah Felver, Chelsey Gilbert, Misty Murray, Brandi Rupright, Joseph Schroder and Jorden Wiedenhoeft, all of Huntington.

• Laura Ray, of Markle.

• Cynthia Korbeck-Black and Samuel Richeal, both of Roanoke.

Warren Area Ministerial Association to host annual breakfast fund-raiser

The Warren Area Ministerial Association will host its annual pancake and sausage breakfast fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, in Warren.

Funds from this year’s breakfast will go directly to Warren’s Bread of Life Food Pantry and local charitable needs. No dollars will go to individual churches.

A freewill offering will be accepted in lieu of purchased admission tickets.

For more information call Rev. Allen Laws at 228-9084 or Rev. Jill Miller, 765-661-0365.

Got mud?

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Zeb Ballard runs his jeep hard through one of the pits at the Andrews Mud Bogs on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 20. The event, in its eighth year, is a fund-raiser for the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.

Ride 2 Provide

Photo by Scott Trauner

Motorcyclists release balloons and head out on a ride around Markle to start the 11th annual Ride 2 Provide. The event this year was  a fund-raiser to benefit Brian James, and featured games, a silent auction and more at the Markle Park.

Speed Show

Photo by Steve Clark.

Bruce Correll weaves his horse between two poles during a pole-bending exercise at the Speed Show on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Huntington band invites community to free concert at Hier’s Park stage

Wehr Rock of Elders band members are (from left) Bob Manginelli, Al McCurdy, Karen Wehr, Mike Bartholomew and Jim Helvie. The group will play in a free concert Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. at the outdoor stage at Hier’s Park.
Photo provided.

One local band is hosting a concert this coming Saturday and inviting the community to make it a party.

Wehr Rock of Elders (known as WROE) will begin playing Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. on the outdoor stage at Hier’s Park and go until around 11 p.m., delivering their hometown brand of classic rock, blues and country.

Drummer Bob Mangi-nelli says the concert is free and open to the public.

HC Bicentennial Choir invites singers to join at first practice on Sept. 8

The first practice of the Huntington County Bicentennial Community Choir will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. The practice will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

The choir, under the direction of Mark Kiefer, will perform three songs during the bicentennial celebration at Hier’s Park on Sept. 30. The event will start at 11 a.m.

All who can sing are invited to join the community choir for this special event.

Huntington County Retired Teachers to meet at Historic Forks on Sept. 7

The Huntington County Retired Teachers will meet at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Sept. 7, at noon.

The menu will consist of pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and pie prepared by Kim’s Katered Affair.

Nicole Johnson will present a program of vocal music. Newly-retired tea-chers will be recognized.

There is a cost for the meal. Reservations should be sent to Barb Buroker at by Saturday, Aug. 27.

Biblical Alliance guest speaker to discuss relationship with Israel, God

The Biblical Alliance for Truth will host guest speaker Timothy Duke, addressing the topic, “Israel - America’s Timepiece” on Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in The Heritage of Huntington’s meeting room.

This presentation will answer  “What are the consequences for a nation that rejects God?” and  “How is America following Israel’s history?”  The public is invited to attend this free program.

The Heritage of Huntington is located next to Parkview Huntington Family  YMCA, at 1180W-500N, Huntington.

AVFD working to make mud bogs bigger, better

Tom Wuensch (right), owner of TW Excavating and an Andrews Vounlteer Firefigher, and his son Trey stand in the five-foot pit that the custom “hot trucks” will drive through for the Andrews Mud Bogs on Aug. 20.
Photo by Ehren Wynder.

The Andrews Mud Bogs is just around the corner, and the Andrews Fire Department is working hard to make sure the event draws more people in than last year.

This is the eighth year that the Andrews Fire Department has put on the Mud Bogs, an effort to raise money for fire fighting equipment, and Tom Wuensch, firefighter and owner of TW Excavating ,has been spending the past few weeks moving earth to give the dozens of custom trucks that come through a chance to make mud fly.

Announce results for several animal projects at Indiana State Fair

Results of some of the 4-H animal projects in the Indiana State Fair have been announced.
They are:


Sarah Hunnicutt: second place in crossbred market steer.

Bailey Landrum: participation in Hereford intermediate showmanship; ninth place in Hereford spring yearling heifer; and third place in Hereford market steer.

Jami Norwood: participation in Simmental beef senior showmanship; third place in Simmental early summer yearling heifer; seventh place in Simmental market steer; and second place in Sim-Solution junior yearling heifer.