Local YSB to provide car seat inspections Sept. 27

In conjunction with the National Child Car Seat Safety Awareness week, the Youth Services Bureau will be providing car seat inspections on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office located at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington.

According to the latest statistics, 30 percent of fatalities of children under the age of 4 were unrestrained children. Unrestrained or inappropriately restrained children are three times more likely to be harmed in an accident then properly restrained children.

HNHS FFA to sell fall treats Sept. 23 at school

Huntington North High School’s FFA Club will have a pumpkin and mum sale on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school, on Viking Lane.

Items for sale will include Rise n’ Roll doughnuts and apple cider.

Love INC opens Nutrition Education Center

Becky Arnett (right), program assistant at Purdue Extension and Cooking With Love class instructor, talks about the benefits of the new kitchen classroom at Love In the Name of Christ at its inaugural class on Monday, Sept. 11. Pictured (from left) are Joey Spiegel, executive director of Love INC; Tammy Hurlburt, of the Huntington County Health Department; and Megan Bobay, from Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The first class held Monday, Sept. 11, in the new Nutrition Education Center at Love In the Name of Christ didn’t need a caterer for its grand opening event — the Cooking With Love class provided its own goodies for those in the class as well as visitors checking out the new kitchen classroom facilities.

The curriculum consisted of chicken chili, sautéed kale and Swiss chard with bacon, baked chicken and baked Brussels sprouts.

Red Cross: hurricanes put major crimp in blood collection in U.S.

As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

Keeping citizens safe

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rex Drabenstot, of the Huntington Fire Department, explains how firefighters use various types of equipment when dealing with fires and other incidents to April Poling’s second-grade class at Flint Springs Elementary School Wednesday, Sept. 13. Poling’s class, along with the second-grade class taught by Abby Pressler, are finishing up their unit on citizens in the community.

13th annual Pumpkin Hunt set for Wed., Oct. 25 at Heritage Hall

The 13th annual Pumpkin Hunt will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The event will start at 7 p.m. with the coloring contest and costume contest. The hunt will begin at approximately 7:20 p.m.

Costumes are optional. All participants for the  hunt must have a flashlight. This is a free event. Rain date will be Thursday, Oct. 26.

Contact Sharon Lamkin of the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department at 358-2323 or sharon. with any questions.

Cancer support group sets meet Sept. 18

The Cancer Support Group will meet Monday, Sept. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington.

Cancer survivor Charles Miller, of Mason MI, will speak on alternative treatments for cancer. Miller has done a vast amount of study and worked with hundreds of cancer patients who have recovered.

For more information contact Jim Wilson at 356-1312 or Grace Ann Lockwood at 358-9022.

Markle library to offer soup session, story time

The Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a ramen noodle workshop and a family history story time.

The ramen noodle workshop will take place Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. The program, part of the Kids Cooking series, is open to children ages 8 through 12.

Attendees will learn how to turn a packet of ramen soup into a nutritious meal. No cooking experience is necessary for those who attend.

Kids can cook, grownups can sell at library events

Upcoming events at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library include a ramen noodle workshop and a class on apps and websites that allow users can sell items.

The ramen noodle workshop will take place Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m. The program, part of the Kids Cooking series, is open to children ages 8 through 12.

Attendees will learn how to turn a packet of ramen soup into a nutritious meal. No cooking experience is necessary for those who attend.

Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

The Huntington County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Huntington County Historical Museum.

A catered meal was enjoyed followed by a speaking presentation by Jason Stevenson and Ann Gregson from Indiana Farm Bureau.

A short business meeting was held with a review of the 2016 minutes, election of delegates and introduction of local board members and officers.

County President Paul Jacobs gave a report on events and activities that the local Farm Bureau has been involved with over the last 12 months.

Miller’s Merry Manor having several events to hail building milestone

Lora Gamble (left) puts the finishing touches on resident Mary Jane Kline’s coiffure Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Miller’s Merry Manor. Gamble has worked in three different types of jobs at the building, since it was first owned by Friendly Nursing Home.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The building that has become the home of the Huntington location of Miller’s Merry Manor is having its 50th birthday this year, and the nursing home has had several events to celebrate the milestone.

Along with the longevity of the physical structure, many of its employees have also logged multiple years working in the building, says Leanne Runyan, admissions and marketing director at Miller’s.

Cattlemen to discuss upcoming shows

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Topics for discussion include planning for the 2018 Preview Show, a photographer at the 2018 beef shows, 4-H Fair rule changes and other business.

For more information, call the Purdue Extension-Huntington County office at 358-4826.

Program will address secularism

The Biblical Alliance for Truth will present an interactive DVD program on “Divorcing God: Secularism and the Republic” on Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church.

The program will answer these questions: “Why do nations rise and fall?”, “What is necessary for a nation to remain free?” and “Who is the source of our liberties?” A comment period will follow.

The public is invited to attend this free program. Christ the King Episcopal Church is at 1224 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Heartland REMC crews sent down south to help with Irma recovery

Heartland REMC has sent crews and equipment to assist in the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

The storm has created widespread property damage with more than 6 million individuals without power in the southeastern part of the country. Roughly 931,000 of these are electric co-op outages.

An estimated 60 Indiana electric cooperative linemen left Indiana Electric Cooperatives in Indianapolis Tuesday, Sept. 12. The crews will work in two-week shifts until power is restored to the region.

Fall Festival at Hier’s Park on Oct. 7

The third annual Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hier’s Park.

There will be several free games with prizes for people of all ages to enjoy. A local DJ will be providing music at the event and will accept appropriate music requests. The Berg Ale Haus Brat Buggy will be there serving food.

Admission to the event is free.

Contact Sharon Lamkin of the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department at 358-2323 or sharon. with any questions.

Shepherd’s to distribute food

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold a food distribution on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews and Dallas Township-area residents only.

The distributions will take place at 67 N. Snowden St., in Andrews.  

No appointment is necessary.  Food is available on a first come, first served basis.

Bippus Lions meal Sept. 26

The Bippus Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bippus Community building.

The menu, prepared by Dan’s, includes green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, cookies and drinks.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts for children ages 6 to 10.

Angry interaction

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Jurors engage in drama in the Pulse Opera House production of “Twelve Angry Men.” Pictured (at the table, from left) are Tony Schafer, Dillon Higginbottom, Dylan McIntosh and John Cole; and (back row, from left) Matt Stephenson, Michael Blaugher, Matt Smith and Jonathan Kierman. “Twelve Angry Men” runs Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 4 p.m. More information is available at or by calling 375-7017 and leaving a message. The Pulse Opera House is located at 127-1/2 N. Wayne St. in Warren.

Excel class at Huntington library on Sept. 26

Adults can come to the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. to learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s famous spreadsheet software, Excel.

This is a beginner-level class, so all are welcome. Registration is required; visit to sign up. Attendees may bring their own laptop or borrow one from the library.

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

Second Saturday at Salamonie Lake moved to Oct. 21 for Fall Festival

Second Saturday programming at Salamonie Lake in October will actually take place on the third Saturday of the month, Oct. 21, to coincide with Fall Fest.

Activities include pumpkin decorating, a campground decoration comp- etition with prizes and more. Visitors can pick up a schedule of events at the gatehouse or interpretive center.

Most events are at the modern campground amphitheater and shelter area. Primitive campsites are still available in the Horsemen Campground and Apple Orchard.
Activities are:


Funding the team

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Dennis Brubaker (left), treasurer of the Huntington County Swine Boosters, presents a $1,000 donation to Leigh Ann Trickle, a member of the Huntington North High School FFA livestock judging team. The check will help the team pay for travel expenses to Grand Island, NE, where it will represent Indiana at the Aksarban Contest on Oct. 1. The team qualified for the contest after placing fifth in this year’s state contest. Additional team members are Spencer Atkinson, Sarah Hunnicutt, Bailey Irick and Victoria Keiffer.

Raising the flag

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jerry Helms (right), a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 honor guard,  raises an American flag on a newly-installed flagpole at the Mt. Etna Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 8, as other members of the honor guard stand in the background. The flagpole was donated by American Legion Post 7 and set in place by Scott Brickley, replacing a 50-year-old flagpole that was leaning to one side. About 300 veterans are buried in the cemetery, including veterans from the Spanish American War and World War I.

Walgreens pharmacists to offer flu shots at Senior Center in October

Walgreens pharmacists will be at the Senior Center, in Huntington, on Oct. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to administer flu shots.

The shots are available to the public.

Those attending should bring their Medicare or Medicaid cards. Walgreens will process the charges.

Sing, fry at First Freewill Baptist

The First Freewill Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., will host a fish fry and singing gathering on Saturday, Sept. 16. The fish fry will start at noon.

After the fish fry, the church will hold the singing assembly. A freewill offering will be received at the assembly. All proceeds will go to help support the church’s bus ministry. The church bus is available to pick up whoever needs a ride to and from the church. Everyone is welcome to come and join in fellowship.

For more information call the church office, 249-7517.

Ready to fly

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Students in Cathy Geyer’s kindergarten class at Roanoke Elementary School have been observing the development of their butterflies in class. On Thursday, Sept. 7, they released the butterflies in an outdoor classroom. Pictured are (from left) Jenabell Scobey, Charlie Johnson and Dominic Bowers checking out one of the butterflies before it was released.

Council on Aging to host chili cook-off

The Huntington County Council on Aging will hold its sixth annual Chili Cook-Off fund-raiser on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cook-off will be held at the council’s future location, 1450 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Cooks are invited to enter the cook-off to compete for the title of favorite chili.

Members of the public can purchase a ticket that entitles them to taste all the chili they want. Hot dogs, chips and brownies will also be available for purchase.

For more information or to register, call 359-4410.

Huntington University earns spots on Washington Monthly rankings

Huntington University has earned spots on the 2017 Washington Monthly College Rankings.

HU moved up eight spots from 2016 to claim the 29th spot in the National Universities-Bachelor’s category.

HU was also ranked 56th on the Best Bang for the Buck-Midwest list, 55 spots better than in 2016.

Washington Monthly rates schools on social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income stu- dents), research and service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

Rankings are available online at washington lege-guide.

Thinning out

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Master Gardeners Susan Miller (left) and David Miller thin out plants in the heirloom garden at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Friday, Sept. 8. The plants removed from the garden will be among those sold during the Master Gardeners’ fall plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Forks of the Wabash. The community is invited to shop and learn more about fall planting. Proceeds will fund scholarships and local projects, including maintenance of gardens at the Forks of the Wabash and Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Senior movie day on Sept. 20 features ‘La La Land’

“La La Land” is the movie for the Huntington County Council on Aging’s Wild Wednesday outing on Sept. 20.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in the story of two people drawn together by a common desire to do what they love, but their dreams as well as their love begin to fray as their success mounts.

Doors at the Huntington 7 Theater open at 8:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 9 a.m. Free doughnuts, juice and coffee will be provided by First Federal Savings Bank and The Trading Post. Popcorn and soda are available for purchase at a discount. Door prizes will be awarded.

Solid Rock sets ‘sweet’ bazaar

The “Sweetest Day” bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Solid Rock UMC, located at 485 Bennett Drive, Warren.

Local crafters will be hosting booths and displaying their products, including jewelry and pottery by Liz Bolinger, Ppainted slates by Cindy Boxell and soy wax candles and melts by Martina Cocklin.

Lunch will be served starting at 10 a.m., and desserts are available from the baked goods booth.

Call 375-3873 for more information.