Caps collection results in two new recycled benches for Kids Kampus

Two colorful benches are enjoyed by some of the children at Kids Kampus on Monday, Aug. 14.  Celebrating the benches’ arrival are (seated, from left) Ben Petek, Emma Thornsberry, Piper Norman, Alyssa Hewson, Riley Armstrong, Kids Kampus Lead Teacher Sheila Crawford and Logan Platt; and (standing, from left) Pathfinder Services Senior Director of Business Development Loretta Mottram, Pathfinder Foundation Board Member Tiffanney Drummond and Kids Kampus Interim Administrator Elizabeth Hire.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The children of Pathfinder Kids Kampus recently received two recycled benches after participating in the ABC Promise Partnership cap recycling program offered by Green Tree Plastics in Evansville. The cost to produce the benches was donated by Alyssa Hewson and the Pathfinder Foundation.

The ABC program is a cap and lid program specifically designed by school children for school children. It has been a tool in the hands of the Pathfinder Kids Kampus teachers to teach children about caring for the Earth and green living.

Huntington library to have open house for home school parents

Anyone interested in learning how the library can be a resource for homeschool parents is invited to the Huntington City-Township Public Library Home School Open House Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.

The library’s youth services staff will go over the various areas of the library’s collection and resources that homeschool families can use to supplement learning, as well as participate in a library scavenger hunt to hone one’s library book- and fact-finding skills. The open house is open to all ages.

The Huntington library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

List more local results from state fair sheep show recently in Indy

Additional results of the 2017 Indiana State Fair 4-H Sheep project have been announced.

Here is how 4-H’ers in Huntington County placed:

4-H Breeding Ewe
Dylan Miller, sixth place overall.

Ewes Reserve Champion Ewe
Dylan Miller.

Ewe Lamb
Class 4
Kenyon Buckland, second place.

Class 6
Kenyon Buckland, fifth place.

Adult crafts on tap at Andrews library

The all-new Crafts & Coffee program will meet tonight, Thursday, Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

Each month, the Andrews library will offer an adult craft program, with all supplies provided. Crafters this month will create a shell necklace.

Beverages will be provided. Registration is requested.

To register, call the library at 786-3574 or email

The library is at 30 E. Madison St. in Andrews.

Huntington, Warren to hold CROP walks on Oct. 1

This fall, Huntington County and about 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP hunger walks around the theme “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.”

The three-mile walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, in Huntington and Warren.

12th annual Ride 2 Provide to benefit Markle blacksmith

Mark Thomas, shown in his blacksmith shop at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival in 2013, will be the beneficiary of this year’s Ride 2 Provide on Aug. 19 in Warren. In addition to a motorcycle ride, the day-long event at Markle Park features a silent auction, games and activities and a pulled pork dinner.
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The 12th annual Ride 2 Provide will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at Markle Park.

The centerpiece of the event is a motorcycle ride that takes off at 12:10 p.m., with the last bike returning to Markle Park at 4:30 p.m.

The park will be the site of games, food and an auction throughout the day, and those events are open to riders and non-riders alike.

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Mark Thomas.

Pork chops are on the menu Friday evening at the Markle Fire Station

The Markle Fire Department will serve a pork chop dinner on Friday, Aug. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The meal will be served at the Markle Fire Station, in Markle.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the door, with children 5 and younger eating free.

Huntington Baptist sets simulcast featuring Beth Moore, Travis Cottrell

Huntington Baptist Church will host a Living Proof simulcast, with teaching by Beth Moore and worship by Travis Cottrell, on Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is charged. Lunch will not be provided.

Moore’s theme is “Captivated — The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road,” seeking to answer the question “Are you willing to step out and trust Him?”

Register online at For information, visit the website or call the church at 356-6954.

Huntington library to unravel the sewing machine during teen program

Teens can learn sewing machine basics at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m.

Teens will get hands-on experience using a sewing machine for basic stitching, as well as craft their own drawstring bag. No registration is required.

The Huntington library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

For more information on these or other library programs, visit the library’s website at or visit the library’s page on Facebook at

HC alumni to meet at K of C on Sept. 16

Huntington Catholic alumni will meet on Sept. 16, at the Knights of Columbus, 2817 Theater Drive, Huntington.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m.

There is a cost, payable at the door.

The evening will end about 11 p.m.

The honor class this year is the class of 1967.

Crossing with a cover

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A covered bridge crosses the Wabash River at Etna Road in this photo taken about 1900. The photo is taken looking east, and visible at left is the Coon and Coll Sawmill. The area was also home to a cider mill, blacksmith shop and gristmill. This photo and other local artifacts can be seen at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Recovery Works offers connection to treatment, life skills after conviction

Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel (left) and Shelly Snyder, Huntington County director for the Bowen Center, go over paperwork for the Recovery Works program, an initiative designed to deliver treatment for mental health services to convicted felons who lack insurance.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Some inmates in the Huntington County Jail can now take advantage of treatment and counseling services designed to help them put their lives back together.

Recovery Works, a program provided locally by the Bowen Center, is designed for low-income people who have either served time for or face a felony offense.

Dedication set for new trail section

A dedication ceremony for Section 4 for of the Little River Trail, part of Huntington’s trail system, will be held on Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at Erie Heritage Park at the south end of the Erie Rail Trail Bridge between State Street and Riverside Drive.

The community is invited to attend.

The trail’s Section 4 runs along Riverside Drive from the Erie Rail Trail Bridge to Jefferson Street.

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.