Flint Springs to host color run on Saturday

Flint Springs will be host a Falcon Color Chase run on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 9 a.m.

The fire department will be spraying down the slip and slide at the end.

All proceeds will go toward improving and purchasing recess equipment to encourage the kids to keep exercising.

Community support has come form the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, Bippus State Bank, First Federal Savings Bank of Huntington, Barlow Appliances & More, Hibbett Sports, McDonald’s and DeWeese Soft Water and Appliance.

A ‘chair-itable’ event

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Auctioneer Rex Luey (left), of Huntington, starts the bidding at the Chair-ity Affair held Saturday, Aug. 29, in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, as Keith Hartley holds up a chair decorated by the event’s sponsor, Miami Tool & Die, Inc. The chair fetched a final bid of $20. Proceeds from the auction and the day-long Harvest Craft Show and Bake Sale benefited Huntington County Special Olympics.

4-H fair association to hold annual meeting Sept. 15

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Family Living Building, Huntington County Fairgrounds, Huntington.

The board will hear final committee reports from the 2015 4-H Fair program and approve the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair dates. The board will also elect board members and officers for the coming year.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County office, located at 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Courthouse Annex, Huntington or call 358-4826.

Huntington Street Deptartment closed for Labor Day holiday

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Huntington residents whose normal trash pickup is Monday will have their trash picked up on Tuesday, Sept. 8, beginning at 7 a.m.

Sprucing it up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington University student Holly Santaguida (left), a freshman from Highland, gets the uppermost part of the building as Abby Poole (center), a freshman from New Palestine, and Leah Imhoff, a junior mentor from Peoria, IL, work below to paint the concession stand at Elmwood Park on Saturday, Aug. 29. Teams, comprised mostly of freshmen students, worked doing service project chores all over Huntington, as the university gets into gear with classes back in session as of Monday, Aug. 31.

September Business of the month

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Perfection Wheel, located at 255 N. Briant St., Huntington, was named Business of the Month for September by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

Salvation Army taking apps to help low-income at Christmas season

The Salvation Army of Huntington County will take applications for Christmas assistance for low-income families.

This assistance will include food and gifts either through its adoption program or toy shop program.

Applications are being taken on the following Saturdays: Sept. 12 and 19, Oct. 10 and 17 and Nov. 14 and 21, from noon to 3 p.m.

Appointments for pickup of Christmas assistance will be given the same day for qualifying applicants.

Recreational activities, sundae bar at next Junior Leader meeting

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization will meet Thursday, Sept. 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities and a make-your-own-sundae bar will be available.

The group will also begin planning activities and events that the county Junior Leader organization will be involved in for the year. Ideas for business meeting speakers, community service projects, fund-raising and other leadership opportunities will be discussed.

Salamonie Lake to have ‘50s, ‘60’s weekend at ‘Camp-in-Cruise’ event

A nostalgic weekend of ’50s and ’60s-themed activities is planned for Salamonie Lake’s “Camp-in- Cruise: Cool in Corduroy” event Sept. 12 through 15.

Activities will take place in the modern campground in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area.

Guests can cruise in for the car show and other family-oriented activities on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13. A pancake breakfast is at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., visitors can learn which animals lived in the Salamonie area in the ’50s and ’60s in “Animal Tracks.” At 11 a.m., guests can play “Team Up to Win.”

Renovated Habecker has official opening

Huntington University took time out on the first day of classes to celebrate the renovation of Habecker Dining Commons. Cutting the ribbon on Monday, Aug. 31, are (from left) Blair Stairs,  general manager of Huntington University Dining Services; Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, Huntington University president; Ron Coffey, vice president for student life at HU; Logan Presnell, Huntington University student body president; Julie Hendryx, senior director of human resources and operations at HU; Steve Fetters, CEO of Fetters Construction; Eric Pederson, president of Fetters Construction; and Nick Alwine, project manager for Fetters Construction.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The newly-renovated Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University was officially opened with a pre-lunchtime dedication ceremony on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 31.

As students lined up for lunch, HU President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton told them that the summer-long project at Habecker incorporated many of their suggestions.

Lauer takes home pair of honors from state fair with chester white gilt

Huntington County 4-H member Kennidy Lauer won the champion chester white gilt at the 2015 Indiana State Fair and went on to win fourth place overall for gilts. Showing off the animal are (front row, from left) Bristol Buckland, Gracie Lauer and Kendall Lauer; and (back row from left) Matt Buckland holding Briar Buckland; Kennidy’s parents, Tina Lauer and Chad Lauer; Kennidy Lauer; Jesse Hinman; Brad Mortensen, judge; and Kent Brattain.
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Huntington County 4-H’er Kennidy Lauer won a pair of awards at the 2015 Indiana State Fair with her chester white gilt.

Lauer’s animal was first named champion chester white gilt. That made her eligible to make her first appearance in the Grand Drive, where she placed fourth overall among all gilts.

Lauer, the daughter of Tina and Chad Lauer, is a student at Manchester High School.

Commish set exec session

The Huntington County Commissioners will meet in executive session on Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in their office, located on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

The panel plans to receive information about and interview prospective employees.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

GriefShare meets weekly at New Hope

GriefShare, a combination seminar/support group, meets weekly at New Hope Church, 2001 Engle St., Huntington.

The group views DVDs that portray various situations and feature interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors with many years of expertise in grief recovery. The group is led by Ray Seilhamer, a pastor who has had extensive experience in leading GriefShare and in counseling people who have experienced loss through death.

Cubs offer invitation

Cub Scout Pack 3117 invites interested boys and their parents to come join in a meeting.

The pack meets on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.

RFF Cake Contest set for Sept. 12

The Roanoke Fall Festival’s Cake Contest and Auction will be held  Saturday, Sept. 12.

As in the past, the contest will include three divisions — kids, ages 5 to 10; junior, ages 11 to 18; and adult.  There will also be three categories within each division: most delicious, best decorated using festival theme and best decorated with general theme. The theme for this year’s festival is “Join The Fun — Get Ready to Roll!”

Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

Hinen’s family five generations

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Esther Hinen (seated), of Huntington, holds her great-great-granddaughter, Evelyn Quinn Whitaker, whose birth on July 22 completed five generations of Hinen’s family. Other family members, all of Fort Wayne, are (from left) Dawn Whitaker, Hinen’s granddaughter; Joseph Whitaker, her great-grandson; and John Hinen Jr., her son.

Goat association looking for new superintendent

The Huntington County Goat Association will be conducting interviews to fill the vacant goat superintendent position for the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Some of the responsibilities include contacting judges, goat ID day, barn set-up, check-in, show bill sort/development, show day, auction day, goat buyer-market and barn clean-up.

The Goat Association is looking for multiple interested people in the hopes of breaking this historically one-person position into a committee of several people.

Courthouse prayer event set for 9/11

Leaders and members of area churches are invited to pray for their country on Friday, Sept. 11, at noon on the steps of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Rev. Jim Splawn, pastor of Mission House Church in Huntington, is coordinating the prayer session.

The local event will be part of the nationwide “Cry Out America,” a grassroots prayer initiative of the Awakening America Alliance.

The alliance encourages Americans to pause each Sept. 11 to pray that the nation return to the principles on which it was founded.

Andrews VFD to host dinner fund-raiser Sept. 12

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu includes fish, chicken, sides, dessert and a drink. Carryout is available.

There is a cost for the meal. Cost for children ages 6-12 is discounted and children under 5 eat free.

Royal treatment

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Volunteer Carrie Burns (left), of Roanoke, paints the nails of Klaire Vanderford, 2, of Fort Wayne, as her sister, Khloe Vanderford, 4, awaits her turn during the Princess Party held Saturday, Aug. 29, in downtown Roanoke. The girls are the daughters of Clacey and Erik Vanderford. Dozens of young ladies dressed in their princess finery and did crafts, had their faces painted and hobnobbed with a bevy of royalty queens, including Miss Northeast Teen, Miss Fort Wayne and Mrs. Indiana.

Telling it like it is

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dr. John Townsend, New York Times best-selling author, leadership consultant and psychologist, speaks during the Townsend Institute opening event Saturday, Aug. 29, in Zurcher Auditorium at Huntington University. About 500 people registered for the symposium from across the United States and several foreign countries.

Legion officers

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Members of American Legion Post 7, in Huntington, installed new officers for 2015 on June 6. Pictured (from left to right) are Joe Beemer, commander; Sally Gamble, auxiliary president; Gary Farthing, S.A.L. commander; and Dave McCullough, American Legion Riders director.

HU OTD program earns grant from foundation

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Huntington University’s doctoral program in occupational therapy has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation over a period of four years.

“Our first class of graduates in 2017 will be better prepared to serve others because of the foundation’s generosity,” Says Dr. Ann McPherren, vice president for strategy and graduate/-adult programs and professor of business and economics.

Sheep producers to discuss 4-H sheep project

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse Annex to discuss items related to the 4-H sheep project.

Topics for discussion include possible rule changes and improvements for the 2016 4-H Fair. All 4-H sheep members and interested producers are asked to attend this meeting.

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

Roudebush brings years of experience to pastry shop

Anna Roudebush, of Roanoke, puts the finishing touches on top of mini carrot-cake cupcakes on Thursday, Aug. 27, in her shop, Proper Pastry. Roudebush combines her European and American pastry experience with her own personal style in her creations.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Roanoke’s newest bakery, Proper Pastry, is reaching for the pinnacle in pastry products, with a chef that has both European and American pastry experience in her background.

Anna Roudebush, who grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Huntington North High School in 2001, received an associate’s degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in food service management from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, NC.

Event aims for parents and teens

College Park Church will hold a simultaneous teen concert and parent seminar on Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crestview Middle School.

Teens in sixth through 12th grade can hang out, play games and enjoy a concert by Christian rock band Attaboy.

Parents of teens will have the opportunity to engage with nationally known speaker and licensed mental health counselor Paige Clingenpeel as she addresses issues facing teens and their fam-ilies today and gives guidance for parenting teenagers.

No registration is necessary.

Friendly students

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Roanoke Elementary School students celebrate being recognized as having the life skill of friendship during the week of Aug. 17. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Avery Kaiser, Aaron Foster, Gwenyth Kiser and Kristen Plasterer; (middle row, from left to right) Dean VanRyn, Jesalyn Klopfenstein, Ross Cuttriss, Clayten Bustos, Audrey Crawford and Tessa Prilaman; and (back row, from left to right) Lawson Fairchild, Alazai Larkey, Daniel Zook, Beth Tallman, Faithlyn Bennett, Max Robrock, Bram McCracken and Heidi Zook.

Sept. 5 breakfast will raise funds for Warren pantry

Members of Warren area churches will sponsor a pancake and whole hog sausage breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knight Bergman Civic Center, Warren.

The event will take place in cooperation with the Warren Area Tractor Pull, which will be in progress just down the hill from the Knight Bergman Center.

The Salamonie Valley Museum, located inside the center, will be open to the public during the same hours. The museum contains many exhibits from the Warren area and the U.S.S. Salamonie, a U.S. Navy warship.

‘Flying Fortress’ flies in to Huntington airport on Labor Day

The Yankee Lady, a vintage “Flying Fortress” used as a heavy bomber during World War II, will visit the Huntington Municipal Airport on Monday, Sept. 7. Visitors can purchase tickets for tours of the plane as well as rides.
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The Yankee Lady, the Yankee Air Museum’s award winning B-17G, will visit the Huntington Municipal Airport as part of its 70th anniversary tour.

The bomber will fly in Sunday evening, Sept. 6, and be at the local airport, 1365 Warren Rd., Huntington, all day on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. Self-guided tours and Flight Experience rides will be available beginning at 9 a.m.

United Way will kick off new campaign Sept. 25

United Way of Huntington County will kick off its 2015 campaign on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club, 608 E. State St., Huntington.

Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations should be sent by Sept. 18 to or by calling 356-6160.