Ageless Iron Plow Day

Dale Nierman plows a field in Roanoke with his vintage tractor during the Ageless Iron Plow Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.


Kiwanis donation

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Terri Edmiston (center), president of the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club, presents a donation from the club to Jan Williams (left) and Leon Hurlburt (right), both of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County. Hurlburt and Williams spoke to the club about a YSB program designed to prevent suicide among youth, and the club's donation will be targeted to that program.


Honeywell House to host program on life in Pakistan by AU prof

The Honeywell House in Wabash will host a program on life in Pakistan given by Anderson University Professor Emeritus Patricia Bennett on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

This event is sponsored by corporate sponsor Hidden Hollows Retreat.

Dr. Bennett developed and led student nurse cultural experiences in Pakistan, India and Brazil during her 18-year tenure as chair of the Anderson University Nursing Department.


HU professor Fairchild to present lecture on recent Turkish discoveries

The Centre for Non-Western Studies at Huntington University and the Focus on Excellence colloquium will present a lecture by Dr. Mark Fairchild, discussing his recent discoveries in Turkey.

The lecture, "Jews, Synagogues, Pirates and Curses in Ancient Cilicia," will take place Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the RichLyn Library conference room on the Huntington University campus.

Fairchild, professor of Bible and religion at HU, has made frequent trips to Turkey to study the societies that lived in ancient Cilicia, the home of the apostle Paul.


Supplies for school

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American Legion Post 160, in Roanoke, held a drive to collect school supplies, which were given to Roanoke Elementary and Crestview Middle schools. Participating in the presentation of supplies at Roanoke School were (from left) Roanoke students Drake Kropf, Katie Melcher and Emily Friese; Legion Auxiliary Vice President Bev Swaim; and Roanoke students Lauren Karshner and Morgan Lamon.


PNC volunteers tour Planetarium with PF kids

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Volunteers from PNC Bank joined children of Pathfinder Kids Kampus for the "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" Planetarium show on Sept. 17.

The "One World One Sky" mobile planetarium tour features an inflatable dome where children ages 3 to 5 view the show.

The children of Pathfinder Kids Kampus learned the basic principles of math, geometry and physics, and also about other cultures.

At the end of the show each child received a "One World, One Sky" poster with tips on finding stars as well as glow in the dark stickers.


Cheerleaders, ‘tough guys’ help United Way kick off its campaign

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With the help of a cheerleading squad and a couple of tough guys, the United Way of Huntington County kicked off its community-wide campaign on Friday, Sept. 21.

The organization has a head start on reaching the 2012-13 campaign goal of $735,000, which was unrolled during the kickoff luncheon by a cheer squad from Huntington North High School.


Bob Troyer Realty adds Reid to staff

Emily Reid has joined the staff of Bob Troyer Realty, in Huntington, as a sales agent.

Reid, who started on Sept. 17, says she has always been interested in the field of real estate sales.

"As I was thinking about going back into the work world, I saw a commercial for the Bob Troyer Real Estate School, in Fort Wayne," Reid states. "On a whim I called on a Wednesday and was told the next series of classes would be starting the following Monday. So I signed up."


Huntington woman earns art award in historical show in Wabash

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Connie Teusch, of Huntington, received an honor award for her entry in Historical and Architectural Art Show sponsored by Artistica Gallery, in Wabash.
The show was held Aug. 20 through Sept. 16.

Ellen Harmsen, Wabash, won the best of show award for her drawing of the Wabash County Museum and the National Block Building. Additional honor awards went to Elizabeth Freeman, of Wabash, and Sue Goffinet, of Alexandria.


Warren to have two new holiday events

A new organization in Warren is seeking businesses to participate in two holiday events.

Historic Warren, a new initiative of the Main Street downtown revitalization program, will sponsor a Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees on Nov. 16. The events will coincide with opening night for "The Christmas Story" at the Pulse Opera House in downtown Warren.


Blackburn graduates from basic infantry training in Columbus, GA

Army National Guard Pvt. Chase D. Blackburn has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.


Housewalkers to see one-time farmhouse

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A one-time farmhouse that has more than doubled in size now serves as home to Donna Hedrick, who will welcome community members as her guests during the Tri Kappa Housewalk on Oct. 14.

The Hedrick home, located at 3755 W. Division Rd., Huntington, grew from 1,200 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet through the efforts of Hedrick and her late husband, Greg Hedrick.


Love INC to host Fetrow memorial OH on Oct. 6

Love INC will host a Bill Fetrow memorial open house and dedication ceremony on Oct. 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A new sign and planter built in honor of Love INC's former director, Bill Fetrow, who died in the spring of 2011, will be dedicated. Love INC will be open for guided tours to the public.

Those interested in learning about the various ministries at Love INC are invited to attend as well.



Roanoke library nets PHH as major donor

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Parkview Huntington Hospital has become the most recent major donor to the Roanoke Public Library Building Corporation's capital campaign.

Darlene Garrett, chief operating officer at Parkview Huntington, announced that the hospital's board of directors approved a $25,000 donation to fund the library's program room.


County Sheep Producers to meet Tuesday, Oct. 2

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Tuesday, Oct 2, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex conference room to discuss items related to the 4-H sheep project.

Topics for discussion include possible rule changes and improvements for the 2013 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, located at 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington, or call 358-4826.



Pulse Opera House production of “The Orphan Train” continues in Warren

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Lily Kesler, Johanna Ashley, Nick Scheiber, Ana Redner, Nick Stucky, Rebecca Short, William Murray, Kirsten Roller and Sophia Tolen portray the orphans in the Pulse Opera House production of "The Orphan Train." The play tells the story of nine orphans who were taken from orphanages and the overcrowded streets of New York and transported by train to small Midwest farm communities for adoption. Performances at the downtown Warren theater continue Sept. 27, 28 and 29, and Oct. 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 375-7017 or visit


Local Special Olympics to have roadblock Saturday, Sept. 29

Huntington County Special Olympics will collect donations at a roadblock on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The roadblock will take place at the intersections of Jefferson and MacGahan streets, Market and Cherry streets and Jefferson Street and Etna Avenue.

Hours of the roadblock will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds from this event stay in Huntington County to help defray entry fees and to purchase uniforms and equipment for Huntington County Special Olympics athletes.

For further information, contact Nancy or Keith Hartley at 672-8316.



Craft time

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Librarian Karen Baker (middle) helps Emma Wagner (left) and Chloe North with a crafts project at the Roanoke Pubic Library on Saturday, Sept. 22.


State grant to help Andrews library grow bigger

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The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library, in Andrews, will be growing.

The Town of Andrews received a Community Focus Fund (CFF) grant totaling $261,102 to fund improvements to the library. The grant was announced on Aug. 31 and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman awarded the grant to representatives from Andrews at a statehouse ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21, recognizing all 38 of the communities that received CFF grants.


Victory Media names Huntington University ‘Military Friendly School’

Huntington University has been named to the list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools published by Victory Media, a media company that targets the military community.

The list includes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the United States that work to embrace the country's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The 1,739 schools have programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services for members of the military community.


Day-long benefit to aid long-time animal advocate Dee Hoffman

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A day-long benefit on Saturday, Sept. 29, will give the community a chance to benefit a long-time animal advocate.

Dee Hoffman, who is on indefinite leave from her long-time job as director of the Huntington County Humane Shelter, recently had a double mastectomy after finding a lump in her breast. She expects to begin chemotherapy within the next few weeks and may also face radiation treatment and additional surgery. She has no health insurance.


Malta House to hold third Chili Cook-Off Oct. 5

Malta House will hold its third annual Chili Cook Off on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Central Christian Church.

Individuals, teams or businesses are invited to enter their best chili dishes.

The event will feature all-you-can-eat chili, hot dogs, dessert and drink as well as entertainment.

There is a cost per adult, with a discount for children 10 years and under.

For entry details, contact Teresa Kaylor at 519-0168 or via email at teresa@tere

For more details about Malta Ministry, visit


Caitlin Williams earns dean’s list honor for summer semester work

Caitlin Williams, of Huntington, was named to the dean's list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the summer 2012.

Williams is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion marketing.

Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean's list.



PTO conferences on Oct. 4 at HNHS

Huntington North High School will hold parent/student/teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Parents and students will have the opportunity to visit with teachers, counselors and administrators.

Ten-minute appointments can be made by calling the main office, 356-6104, ext. 0, prior to 11 a.m. on Oct. 4.

Walk-in appointments are also available on a first-come, first-served basis and teacher availability.

Those seeking appointments longer than 10 minutes can make an appointment for another day.



Pair of Huntington residents among those to be honored at HU h-coming

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Two Huntington residents are among those to be honored during Huntington University's homecoming and family weekend Oct. 5 and 6.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters will be feted as HU's 2012 Alumnus of the year.

And HU track coach Tom King will see the school's newly renovated track and field stadium named in his honor.

Fetters, who earned degrees from HU in 1981 and 1987, will be recognized during an awards ceremony on Oct. 6 at 12:45 p.m. in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.


Haggertys to open rural Warren home to Tri Kappa Housewalk

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Mike and Stacy Haggerty's home in rural Warren is big enough to host get-togethers of their entire family, which can include up to 35 people.

On Oct. 14, the Haggertys will open their home not just to family, but to hundreds of people from the community during the triennial Tri Kappa Housewalk.

The 5,800-square-foot brick home, located at 8663S-200E, Warren, has been home to the Haggertys for the past three years. The couple designed the home, which was constructed by Granite Ridge Builders.


PAL flag football will raise funds for cancer research

The Huntington PAL Club will host a special flag football event every Saturday in October to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Donation opportunities and "pink out" gear for adults and players will be available.

Players and families will support the cause by wearing pink during the October flag football games.

The fund-raisers will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation.

Since 1998, the foundation has contributed $15 million to the research team at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, in Indianapolis.


Outstanding achievement

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Brenda Wintrode (right), broker/owner of Century 21 Property Shoppe, presents agent Janna Williams (left) with an Outstanding Sales Achievement and Performance Award. The award, from the Century 21 corporate organization, acknowledges top agents for their high sales during the first half of 2012. Williams has also received the Masters, Ruby and Diamond awards for the last four years. She and her husband Ray live in Huntington.


Red Cross announces three October blood drives in Huntington County

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces three upcoming blood drives in the month of October.

They are:

• Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. A blood drive will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church, in the main room.

Donors will receive an American Red Cross insulated tumbler.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

• Oct. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pathfinder Services, located at 1152 E. State St., in Huntington, will host a blood drive.

Call 356-0500 to schedule an appointment.


YWCA seeks Hope award nominees

The YWCA Northeast Indiana, in Fort Wayne, is currently accepting nominations for its Hope award.

The award is presented to an individual being recognized for their tireless efforts in one or more of these categories:

• Women's Economic Empowerment - someone who empowers women to achieve self-sufficiency and success.

• Racial Justice - someone who works to eradicate racial injustice.

• Child Advocacy - someone who promotes health and success for children or teens.


Movie night set at church

Central Christian Church will host a movie night on Sunday Sept. 30, at 5 p.m.

The movie shown will be rated PG or PG-13 and free popcorn and water will be available.

Nursery care will be provided with age-appropriate movies and snacks.

There is no cost for the event, which is open to the public.

The church is located at 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.



Artists of all ages invited to submit Hoosier history themed works for local Historical Society show

The Huntington County Historical Society will sponsor a Hoosier Historical Fine Art Show and Contest at the Huntington Historical Museum.

Anyone age 5 and older may enter the contest, and the subject matter is any historical person, place or event in Indiana.

Paintings, sketches, collages, photographs, sculptures and woodworking art projects will all be accepted.

Submission forms will be available at the museum, and projects will be accepted Oct. 17 through Oct. 20 and Oct. 24 through Oct. 27.


Marching Vikes did not benefit from project

An article in the Aug. 30 edition of The TAB incorrectly stated that the Huntington North High School Marching Vikes received a contribution from TCB Games and MarkleBank for the band's help in removing inventory from a former business.

The work was done by several members of the Marching Vikes working as individuals, and they received the contribution. The band as a whole did not participate in the project and did not receive the contribution, says Brenda Lintz, president of the Band Parents Organization.


Volunteers needed for end of season work at Helping Hands garden

Volunteers are needed for an end-of-season work day at the helping Hands Community Garden in Huntington.

The work day will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the garden, located on Viking Lane near Huntington North High School. Volunteers will help weed, rake, mulch and help with general maintenance tasks to prepare the garden for cool temperatures.

The community garden, now in its third year, provided vegetables, herbs and other produce for 426 individuals in 155 households this year. That number is up from the 300 people served in 2011.


Barker, Wall at Honeywell House on Oct. 9

The Honeywell House, in Wabash, will host violinist Martha Barker and harpist Sarah Wall on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

Barker is from Ohio and currently resides in Huntington. She began playing the violin at age 8 and attended the Canton Junior Symphony, which was started by her mother so Barker could practice along with talented young people in the surrounding area.

She was the youngest student to play with the Mount Union College Symphony Orchestra and studied at Wooster College before transferring to the Cleveland Institute of Music to finish her Bachelor of Music degree.


HU launches student ambassador program to rep its student body

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Huntington University has launched a student ambassador program to represent the student body to alumni, family and friends of HU.

Nine students will serve as Front Line Foresters this year by hosting foundation breakfasts, participating in prayer ministry luncheons, hosting homecoming and family weekend events, welcoming the board of trustees to meetings and showing appreciation to donors with thank you calls and letters.


Kiwanis Club announces country show in Roanoke

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The Roanoke Kiwanis Club will sponsor a fund-raising concert by the band Paul Stout Country on Friday, Oct. 19, in celebration of Country Music Month.

The concert will be held at the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke, with the Kiwanis Club offering barbecued pulled pork sandwiches and other food items before the show. A cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m.

The band will play music from country artists including Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr. and Alabama.


Swine Boosters to meet tonight

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The agenda items include election of officers, selection of 2013 judges, proposed changes to the swine project in the 4-H fair book, and review of the 4-H Fair food tent.

Anyone with a nomination for a 2013 4-H swine project judge should submit a short biography to the executive committee prior to the Sept. 24 meeting.


Peare-Kay Award to be presented at Parkview Gala on Oct. 27

The 2012 Parkview Huntington Community Gala will be held Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The semi-formal event will include a social hour, welcoming remarks from Parkview Health Chief Executive Officer Mike Packnett and Parkview Huntington Hospital Chief Operating Officer Darlene Garrett, food and beverages and the announcement of the recipient of the Dr. R. B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award.

The nomination period is closed. Nominees are from area health care professionals and the public.


Seeking descendants of real ‘orphan trains’

One of the performers in the Pulse Opera House production of "The Orphan Train" is seeking descendants of the children who came to the Midwest aboard that train.

David Templeton is researching the history of the orphans delivered by train to Huntington, Bluffton and Wabash. He has found several articles mentioning children who came by train and were adopted by area families between 1854 and 1929.


HCCF accepting fall grant applications

The Huntington County Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2012 fall grants through Oct. 15.

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible for grants to help them achieve their mission of improving the quality of life in Huntington County.

Grant guidelines and applications are available online at The application is an interactive PDF and is found under the grant tab near the top of the homepage.


HU grad to discuss career in wildlife at HU

Jonathan Ferris, a 1994 Huntington University graduate, will discuss his career in Indiana wildlife during a Sept. 28 program at HU.

The presentation, titled "Cooperative Extension Service as a Career Choice," will take place at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall. The seminar is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and is free and open to the public.

After graduating from HU with a bachelor's degree in biology, Ferris earned a master's degree in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University.


Cheer clinic kids to help cheer on Sept. 28

Youth who participated in a summer cheer clinic sponsored by the Huntington North High School cheerleaders will cheer at the Vikings football game on Friday, Sept. 28.

The appearance of the young cheerleaders was rescheduled from a previously announced date.

The game starts at 7 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field. Young cheerleaders should wear their cheer clinic T-shirts and will be admitted free. Friends and family members will be charged regular admission.


Pair new on staff at Vision Source-Dr. Host

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Ashley Seibold and Nicole Emley-Bell have joined the staff of Vision Source-Dr. Dan Host, in Huntington.

Seibold was named optometric assistant and office manager. She will provide pretesting and special testing services. Seibold has previously worked in the health care industry.

Emley-Bell will serve as receptionist for the office. She previously worked as head teller and teller at a local bank.

Vision Source-Dr. Dan Host is located at 518 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, and can be contacted at 356-4322.



Lincoln dinner and show will be held on Oct. 5

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Lincoln Elementary School will hold its third annual Heith Garner Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria and gym.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from Dawn Jackson at 224-1276.

Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Lincoln Elementary Heith Garner Scholarship Fund, which was started in 1997 in honor of a former Lincoln student who died in an automobile accident. He was the son of Don and Angie Garner, of Huntington, who help present the scholarships every spring.


Preparing for the season

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Carolyn Rogers, manager, and volunteer Craig Hildebrand, both with Covered With Love, prepare winter clothes for display in the store. The thrift store is a division of Love INC and offers a wide variety of clothing, shoes and other items. Store hours are Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, from, 9 a.m. to noon. The store is located in the Love INC building, 715 Byron St., Huntington.


All about the bunny

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Interpretive Naturalist Teresa Rody talks to a group of boys about the habits of rabbits on Wednesday, Sept. 19, during a rabbit class at Salamonie Interpretive Center. The class for preschool age youth also included a craft session and time outdoors.


LACE accepting prevention grant applications

LACE (Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort) is currently accepting applications for its 2013 prevention grants.

The grants are open to any organization or department that provides a service addressing at least one area targeted by LACE.

Those areas are:

• The high rate of drug abuse, including prescription and synthetic drugs, by both adults and youth in Huntington County.

• The high rate of alcohol abuse by both adults and youth in Huntington County.

• The high rate of tobacco use by both adults and youth of Huntington County.


Chili cook-off on Oct. 5

Malta House will hold its third annual Chili Cook Off on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Central Christian Church.

Individuals, teams or businesses are invited to enter their best chili dishes.

The event will feature all-you-can-eat chili, hot dogs, dessert and drink as well as entertainment.

There is a cost per adult, with a discount for children 10 years and under.

For entry details, contact Teresa Kaylor at 519-0168 or via email at teresa@tere

For more details about Malta Ministry, visit


HCCH Class of 1967 recaps reunion events

Members of the Class of 1967 of Huntington County Community High School (HCCH) celebrated its 45-year reunion on the weekend of Sept. 14-16.

Festivities kicked off at Nick's Kitchen on Sept. 14 with 40 class members and guests in attendance. The group then enjoyed music and social time on the former location of the YMCA.

On Sept. 15, eighty-three classmates and guests met at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Fort Wayne.


Tri Kappa Housewalk on Oct. 14 features 4 homes and 1 business

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The Tri Kappa Housewalk returns on Oct. 14, featuring four homes and a business building located throughout Huntington County.

The homes and the former Roanoke Coil Factory will open their doors to the community from noon until 6 p.m.

In addition to the Coil Factory, which is located at 314 N. Main St. in Roanoke, the housewalk will feature:

• The home of Bob and Abby Bolen, 2834N-300E, Huntington.

• The home of Donna Hedrick, 3755 W. Division Rd., Huntington.

• The home of Mike and Stacey Haggerty, 8663S-200E, Warren.


Dozens of county groups benefit from Pioneer Festival, co-chair notes

Dozens of Huntington County organizations - encompassing hundreds of individuals - benefit from the annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, says festival Co-Chairman Jennifer Scalf.

"A lot of people don't realize that this is a fund-raiser," Scalf says of the festival, which is in its 37th year this year.

While the amount of donations sponsors are able to put back into community projects varies from year to year - and with the weather - Scalf says the 2011 festival brought in $21,458 in proceeds.


Honor Flight benefit concert at Roanoke Legion set for Sept. 22

Featuring three bands, a World War II Honor Flight benefit outdoor concert will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Roanoke American Legion Post 160.

Kill the Rabbit, the Dave Liles Band and Acoustic Rush will be performing at the Legion, 1122 N. Main St., in Roanoke.

There will also be a beer tent, food and family entertainment.

In case of rain, the event will be held indoors.

Gates open at 3 p.m.

Children 10 and younger can attend free.


Special event at Roanoke library on Saturday

The Roanoke Public Library is sponsoring a "Cozy Celebration of Books!" on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The event features story time, an easy to do craft and other activities. It is geared towards preschool aged children, but older siblings are welcome.

Snacks will be provided.

The library now has "sit-upons," presented by Megan Baker as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project.

For more information call 672-2989.

The library is located at 126 N. Main St., Roanoke.



Winterfeld is new banquet manager for restaurant at Charlie Creek Inn

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Huntington resident Jason Winterfeld has been promoted to banquet manager at Twenty, the on-site restaurant at the Charley Creek Inn in Wabash.

Winterfeld has been employed at Twenty for 11 months.

He has 10 years of culinary experience, including serving as a banquet and sous chef at both the Northstar Event Center in Huntington and Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne.

He has been classically trained in French and Italian cuisine.

Twenty is located at 111 W. Market St., Wabash, inside Charley Creek Inn.


Fall turkey shoot to be held in Warren

The Masonic Lodges of Huntington and Mt. Etna, in conjunction with the Warren Sportsman's Club, will hold a fall turkey shoot on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sportsman's Club.

The shoot is open to the public.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., and lunch will be available.

Activities will include adult and youth rounds as well as a money round. Only 12-gauge and 20-gauge shotguns may be used.

The Sportsman's Club is located at 816 E. 3rd St., Warren.



Legion 85 Auxiliary rummage, bake sale Sept. 21-22

President Jean Watson opened the regular monthly meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 85 on Sept. 11.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present, followed by a moment of silence remembering the attack 11 years ago and a prayer.

Upcoming events being planned include a rummage and bake sale to be held on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All members of the post are encouraged to bring in any items in good condition.


Local Salvation Army to host Mom 2 Mom Sale on Sept. 22

The Salvation Army in Huntington will host a Mom 2 Mom Sale, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is open to the public.

The Salvation Army is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.



KBF Pres. Fund to help former Warren school

Two graduating classes from Warren High School have made donations to a fund designed to preserve the former school building, and other classes are being challenged to make additional donations.

Mary Emma Holmes spearheaded the collection of more than $1,800 from the class of 1952. That donation prompted Col. Bill Rupright to encourage his Class of 1962 to make a donation, and that class raised more than $1,700 for the fund.


1st Source Bank provides grant for finance workshops

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Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, received a $20,000 grant from 1st Source Bank to be used for its Financial Fitness program.

The grant allows for Pathfinder Community Connections to continue offering financial fitness workshops, which work with potential homeowners on the following topics:

• Financial planning in easy steps by discussing: why financial planning is important, self assessment, how to set and achieve financial goals, improve financial management practices.


Hurlburt, McVoy honored

Ball State University recently announced the list of students named to the dean's list for the summer 2012 term.

Among them were Huntington students Jacob Hurlburt and Grant McVoy.

To be named to the dean's list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for 12 or more credits of graded course work during a semester or six or more credits during a summer term.



Ride 2 Provide presentation

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Proceeds from the seventh annual Ride 2 Provide, held Aug. 16 in Markle, were earmarked for Huntington North High School student Cade Abbett (front row, second from left), who is being treated for cancer. The Ride 2 Provide committee recently presented Abbett with a check for $8,500 to help with his medical bills.


Several from county get Ball State degrees

Ball State University awarded bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students who graduated in the summer of 2012.

Among the graduates were several Huntington County students. They were:

Associate in Science - Kelly Myers.

Bachelor of Science - Amber Crago (cum laude), Whitney Hull and Jacob Hurlburt.

Master of Arts - Malia Jaynes.

Master of Science - Amber Degitz.



Kiwanis to serve pancakes, Nelson’s Chicken at festival

The Huntington Kiwanis Club will be serving up food at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival this weekend.

The Kiwanis Club will offer Nelson's Chicken and "pitatoes" on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The club will serve a pancake breakfast on Sunday only, Sept. 23, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Family Living Building. The meal will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, along with sausage and a drink with the first plate of pancakes.

Discounted tickets are available in advance from any Kiwanis member.


Local SWCD to hold tree shrub sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a fall tree and shrub sale.

Varieties to be offered include prairiefire crab, red oak, Cleveland pear, autumn blaze maple, norway spruce, blue spruce, red sunset maple, coral snap, dwarf burning bush, diablo ninebark, London plane and knockout roses.

For an order form and complete list of trees and shrubs visit the District Office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington or visit the SWCD website at


Public to have input on Forks proposal for several campgrounds

The public will have a chance to comment on a proposal by the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park to develop several campsites on an island adjacent to the Forks property west of Huntington.

The Forks of the Wabash board has applied for a $40,000 grant from the Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission to fund the project. As part of the grant application requirements, it must hold a public hearing to solicit input from the community.

That hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.


YFC adds staff and set to unveil new programs

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The Youth For Christ organization in Huntington County (YFC) recently kicked off its 2012 year - and Roger Vezeau, chief ministry officer for Huntington County, says there are a lot of things to be excited about.

"For starters, we have added new staff," Vezeau states. "In previous years, we tried to get everything done with volunteers, but the program has expanded so much that it was no longer feasible to do that."

New to the staff are Liz Adams and Nate Hasty, who oversee the high school and middle school ministries, respectively.


ICBA recognizes Bippus State Bank with award

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has recognized The Bippus State Bank in Huntington as a 40-year member of the ICBA.

"Community banks such as Bippus State Bank are relationship bankers that are passionately committed to serving the needs of their local customers and communities," says Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO.

"It's community banks like The Bippus State Bank that drive economic stability and prosperity on Main Street and make their communities better places to work and live."


Taking shape

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The shell of the new Solid Rock United Methodist Church building on Bennett Drive in Warren takes shape on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12.


Bankers’ group awards recognition to Espich

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Rep. Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, has been named 2012 Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA).

The award was presented by IBA President and Chief Executive Officer S. Joe DeHaven during the association's annual convention on Sept. 11 in French Lick.

Espich was recognized for his 40 years of service in the Indiana House of Representatives, where he currently serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and of the State Budget Committee.


Hunters can check in their deer and turkey online this fall

Deer and turkey hunters will have the option this fall to use an online system - CheckIN Game - that was developed for the Department of Natural Resources to help streamline the current harvest reporting process.

Hunters can report their deer and turkey harvest using the convenience of a computer, smart phone or tablet that has Internet access without having to take the animal to a check station for physical inspection.

More than 2,100 turkey hunters took advantage of CheckIN Game when it was launched during the spring turkey season.


Huntington group is raising funds for cancer walk

A group from Huntington will hold two fund-raisers in preparation for its participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 13.

The group is walking in honor of Norma Lewis, who is battling breast cancer for the third time.

A multi-family rummage and bake sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all day on Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. The sale will be held at 720 S. Broadway St.

Diners who present special fliers at Applebee's on Tuesday, Oct. 9, will have 15 percent of their total bill donated to the group.


Pyle workers set reunion

Former employees of Pyle Industries will hold a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Andrews Lions Club.

Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service and drink.

For more information, call Deb Millican at 355-0045.



Salamonie Preschool on Sept. 19 to focus on rabbits

Preschool age children and their parents and guardians are invited to attend Salamonie Preschool on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Salamonie Lake to learn about rabbits.

The rabbits class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, located in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area.

Each Salamonie Preschool program is designed to enhance the child's basic education with a nature-related theme. Students learn letters of the alphabet, build crafts, interact with other children and time spent outdoors.


September Junior Rotarians

Photo by André B. Laird.

Junior Rotarians named for the month of September are Huntington North High School seniors Lauren Daas (second from left) and Trenton Kern (third from left). Rotary Club sponsors are Michael Hollowell (left) and Chuck Grable (right), filling in for Rose Meldrum.


House GOP Internship Program taking apps

State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) announces that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended to those who would like to gain professional experience as well as learn more about the legislative process.

"For any student interested in state government and how the legislative process works, this is truly the best opportunity in the state," Leonard says. "The knowledge and the networking opportunities interns are able to take away from this experience is outstanding."


‘By the Book’ classes start

The "By the Book" weekday religious education program has begun its 2012-13 classes for students in the Huntington County Community Schools.

Classes are held once a week for 32 weeks in trailers located near each of the seven Huntington County public elementary schools. The program is open to all third and fourth grade students with parental consent.

This year's teachers are Debbie Hersey, at Andrews, Flint Springs and Salamonie schools; Kathie Mower, at Lincoln and Northwest schools; and Stephanie Thompson, at Lancaster and Lincoln schools.


Huntington County Literacy Coalition members pass out books

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition members passed out books and goodie bags to local second graders on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Coalition members Sue Rumple (far left) and Jerry Anderson (far right) pass out books and bags to (front row from left) Kaile LeCount, Julia Redner, Alyah Bolinger, Matt Pharoah, Landon Martin, Autumn Fishbaugh, Porter Kennedy, and Macy Smith at Flint Springs Elementary School. The students were accompanied by their teachers (second row from left) Janet Cox, Annette Stoffel, Linda Hall and Abby Hedrick.


50th anniversary open house

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Star Excavating held an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at its facility in Bippus in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Senior Estimator Al Beghtel (center) discusses what he does during a tour of the facility.


Several local police agencies participate in recent driving crackdown

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department, Huntington Police Department and Warren Police Department participated in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving Aug. 17 through Sept. 3.

Nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country participated in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

In Huntington County, officers made more than 16 arrests for impaired driving, made eight other significant arrests and issued 129 citations during the enforcement period.



Bippus Lions will serve up fish and tenderloins

The Bippus Lions Club will hold a fish and tenderloin supper on Sept. 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will be held at the Bippus Community Building.

The menu features all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin, served with baked beans, coleslaw or applesauce, bread and butter and dessert.

There is a cost per person, with a discount for children 6 to 10 years old.

The fish is being prepared by Dan's Fish Fry.



Alzheimer’s support group will meet on Oct. 10

To help those who care for Alzheimer's patients, the Alzheimer's Association offers support groups.

Participants in support groups receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the problems they face and the latest in information regarding research.

All meetings are confidential and free of charge. 
For additional information on the support groups, call the Helpline, 24 hours a day, at 800-272-3900.


Girl Scout organizes gluten-free awareness day

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Kayla Brunner, a member of Girl Scout Troop 20566, organized a gluten-free awareness day July 7 at Hier's Park.

The 30 people in attendance heard several speakers, including Sarah Brunner, a mother of three gluten-free girls; Dr. Duane Hougendobler, a local pediatrician; Amanda Williams, a registered nurse; and Serendipity Sweets and Good Grains, a local bakery. Each person in attendance also received a gluten-free cookbook.

Donations for the workshop were received from Owen's north and south, Walmart, Huntington County 4-H and Troop 20566.


Huntington Alert to focus on former opera house

Huntington Alert will have a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Market Street Bar and Grill at 7 p.m.

Kathy Zahm will give the program about the opera house that occupied the second floor above the East Market Street shops.

She and her husband, Larry, own the middle store, which they are in the process of selling.

Zahm has collected newspaper articles and personal recollections of the various acts and music groups that once performed in the opera house space.


Changes to 4-H shows to be discussed bycounty cattlemen at next meeting

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

Topics for discussion include proposed changes to beef and start calf projects in the 4-H book; judge selections for the 2013 preview show, the 2013 4-H Fair Beef Show, and the 2013 4-H Starter Calf Show; and a review of the food tent at the 2012 4-H Fair.

Interested 4-H members and parents involved with the beef and/or starter calf project are encouraged to attend this meeting.


Andrews food pantry sets distribution

The Shepherd's Food Pantry in Andrews will hold a food distribution day on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Boxes of food will be available for Andrews area residents.
The boxes will be handed out between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 39 W. McKeever St., Andrews.

No appointment is necessary.

Boxes of food are handed out on a first come, first served basis.



Historical Society plans program on Horse Thief Detective Association

A program on the Horse Thief Detective Association will be presented during the Sept. 19 meeting of the Huntington County Historical Society.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.


Creating awareness

Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Mayor Brooks Fetters signs a proclamation on Thursday, Sept.13, declaring Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 as Suicide Prevention Week. On hand for the signing were (standing, from left) Shelley Snyder, Bowen Center director; Leon Hurlburt, Youth Services Bureau co-president; Joe Rakoczy, YSB Suicide Prevention Task Force board member; Ryan Beeching, Safe Place coordinator at YSB; and Melissa Keighan, also with the YSB.


U.S. News & World Report again ranks HU high

Huntington University was once again listed among the top colleges in the region by U.S. News & World Report.

The university ranked third among Indiana's elite colleges and 13th among all Midwest colleges in the 2013 edition of the magazine's guide to the nation's Best Colleges.

"It's an honor to be chosen as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report - an honor that we do not take lightly," says Dr. Del Doughty, interim senior vice president for academic affairs.


Flu shots at Senior Center on Oct. 11

The Huntington Senior Center and Walgreens will sponsor flu shots on Oct. 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 pm. at the Senior Center.

The shots are open to the public and the Huntington County Council on Aging encourages Seniors to participate in the program.

There is a cost for each shot.

Medicaid and Medicare cards will be processed at the time of the shot.

Huntington Area Transportation will provide necessary transportation. To contact HAT call 356-3006.



Sewing Seniors

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Keeping in theme with "Going Back to our Roots" during the Senior Fall Fest 2012, these ladies (clockwise from left) Janet Kilgore, Ginny Smith, Joan Manning, Sondra Bowman, Kathy Boxell and Carol Gaskill create their own utensil holders to use while camping or during picnics. The ninth annual festival was held on Sept. 10, 11 and 12.


Victory Noll to host Fall Festival and open house

Victory Noll Center will celebrate the arrival of the fall season with a fall festival and open house on Sept. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The festival will feature activities including walking the labyrinth, a scavenger hunt and a hayride. Refreshments will be available.

The facilities of Victory Noll Center will be open for tours.

For more information, contact the center at 356-0628, ext. 174, or by e-mail at victorynollcenter@ More information is also available on the center's website at


Fall fish sale orders due on Sept. 28

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a fall fish sale with orders due by Sept. 28.

Varieties available include large mouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel catfish, fathead minnows, black crappies, northern jumbo bullfrog tadpoles, koi and grass carp. Water lilies and aquatic plants are also available.

For an order form visit the District Office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington or go to the SWCD website at www.


HU Theatre Company to present ‘Doubt’ starting on Sept. 27

The Huntington University Theatre Company will open its fall season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play, "Doubt."

The drama, set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, explores truth and consequences.

Sister Aloysius (Lindsay Siewert), the school principal, suspects the young and charismatic Father Flynn (Joshua Cookingham) of improper relations with one of his students, raising nuanced questions of moral certainty.
Siewert, of Huntington, is a senior at HU majoring in theater performance.


‘The Orphan Train’ is next Pulse Opera show

The story of nine orphans shipped from the streets of New York City to small towns across the United States is told in "The Orphan Train," opening Friday, Sept. 21, at the Pulse Opera House in Warren.

Although the orphans in the play are fictional, the story is based on history.

Between 1854 and 1929, orphans roaming the streets in New York and other large cities were rounded up and placed on trains headed for America's heartland. The goal was to place the children with families, who would provide a home in return for help on the farm or with other chores.


Festival lists top cakes

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Winners of the Roanoke Fall Festival cake contest have been announced.

They are:

Best decorated (theme), kids (ages 5-10) - Simon Fairchild, first place; Lawson Fairchild, second place; and Jason Bauman, third place.

Best decorated (non-theme), kids (ages 5-10) - Jessica Hartmus, first place; Laura Hatmus, second place; and Adalyn Harvey, third place.


YSB will offer training session in suicide prevention program

The Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force will host a community meeting to educate parents on suicide awareness.

The two-hour suicide awareness program, QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer), will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Sister to sister

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sister Judith Turnock (left), a member of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters based in Huntington, chats with Sister Maria Veritas, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, shortly after the Dominican sisters' arrival at the St. Felix Catholic Center in Huntington on Thursday, Sept. 13. The Dominican order has run out of room at its headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, and will use St. Felix as home for about 30 of its members.


Trinity UMC collecting nuts for fund-raiser

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For the eighth year, Trinity United Methodist Church is accepting walnuts to benefit the Huntington County Free Health Clinic at the church.

Members of the community are invited to pick up fallen walnuts and drop them off at the church.

The first week's drop-off will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the east parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church.
The church is located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington.

Walnuts will be accepted each Wednesday and Saturday through October.


Fair association to hold grain drive

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association is teaming up with Salamonie Mills and Central States Grain, in conjunction with area farmers, for the first fall harvest fundraiser, "Agriculture Helping 4-H."

The 4-H Fair Association, along with Salamonie Mills and Central States Grain will visit with area farmers this fall to collect their tax-deductible donations of grain. Mailers will be sent with pick-up dates that are predetermined as harvest approaches.


Center to host service for peace

In solidarity with the International Day of Prayer for Peace, Victory Noll Center will hold a special Taize Prayer Service on Tuesday, Sept. 18, inviting all to join in prayer to end violence in hearts, families, communities, churches and among nations.

The service will be held at 7 p.m. at Victory Noll Center, located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

No registration is required and there is no cost to attend the service.


HU to offer PE program

Huntington University's physical education students are offering a homeschool P.E. program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, with a special preschool class for children ages 3 and 4, this fall.

Children will split into one of four developmental levels: preschool (ages 3 and 4), grades K-1, grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. The nine-class sessions will be offered from September to December.


Lauren Daas is crowned 2012 homecoming queen

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Lauren Daas is crowned 2012 homecoming queen by last year's queen, Shelby Bradford, at halftime of the varsity football team's game against Anderson on Friday, Sept. 14.


Driving in style during homecoming parade

Huntington North High School senior Sebastian Eckert, a nominee for 2012 homecoming king, waves to the crowd during the Homecoming Parade, in Huntington, on Friday, Sept. 14. He was accompanied by Ana Eckert.


HNHS class of 2016 shows pride during homecoming parade

Photo by Steve Clark.

Representatives from the Huntington North High School Class of 2016 walk down Jefferson St., in Huntington, with their parade float during the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 14.


Harmony Feast in Huntington draws crowd

Photo by Steve Clark.

Becky Arnett (left) serves Alyssa Oprie at the Vinatelli's booth during the Harmony Feast in Huntington on Friday, Sept. 14.


HNHS 2012 Homecoming King and Queen crowned

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North seniors Drew Schnitz and Lauren Daas stand together after being named 2012 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the varsity football team's game against Anderson on Friday, Sept. 14.


Candidate to hold press conference

Ken Zuk, Democrat candidate for Huntington County Commissioner from the third district, will hold a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Zuk is seeking the seat currently held by Republican Tom Wall, who is running for re-election.

Zuk says the topic is "Republican Commissioner Goes Rogue."



HNHS sets homecoming this Friday

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday, Sept. 14, at its football game against Anderson.

The game starts at 7 p.m.

Preliminary events will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Kriegbaum Field. Kick-off for powder puff football games is at 6 p.m., and homecoming games will be held between the powder puff games. The public is invited, and admission is charged.


Pickard’s picture to hit Times Square

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Reid Pickard, of Roanoke, will be featured in the National Down Syndrome Society's Times Square video presentation on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Pickard's photo was one of more than 200 photos selected from more than 1,000 entries in the society's worldwide call for photos. Reid, who has Down Syndrome, is pictured riding his bicycle.


HU works hard to keep enrollment figure steady

Huntington University officials say their efforts to make an HU education more affordable are showing results in the 2012-13 school year.

The university reports 956 full-time undergraduate students this year - up slightly from last year's enrollment of 954 students.

The new student class this year has 292 students, compared to 291 last year.

The total head count for all students this fall is 1,206.


DAV mobile unit to visit Huntington on Sept. 18

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Service Office will be in Huntington on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse.

Free to all veterans and members of their families, the office helps veterans to navigate the complexities of benefits and services earned that are available to them.

For more information, contact NSO Tony R. Craig, at 317-916-3615.

The courthouse is located at 354 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.



4-H fair board to hold annual meeting Sept. 18

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board will hear final committee reports from the 2012 4-H Fair and approve fair dates for 2013. New board members and officers will be elected.

For more information, contact the Huntington County office of Purdue Extension at 358-4826 or



Senior ‘Wild Wednesday’ at Huntington 7 Theater

This month's "Wild Wednesday" movie at the Huntington 7 on Sept. 19 is "Water for Elephants."

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Free coffee and doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

In the movie, Jacob, a veterinary student played by Robert Pattinson, abandons his studies after his parents are killed. He joins a traveling circus as its veterinarian.

Wild Wednesday partners are the Huntington Senior Center, Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center and Parkview Huntington Hospital.


Eight food vendors to offer samplings at Harmony Feast Friday

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Eight food vendors from around Huntington County will offer a sampling of cuisine from a half-dozen cultures during the third annual Harmony Feast on Friday, Sept.14.

The event will be held under a tent near PNC Bank at Huntington Plaza from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Huntington North High School's homecoming is the same night, and the homecoming parade will pass in front of the Harmony Feast tent.

The mini food court celebrates cultures that are a part of Huntington County, an edible celebration of the contributions people of all backgrounds have made to the community.


Music class starts tonight

Classes in the Young Musicians Program will begin Thursday, Sept.13, and Tuesday, Sept. 18, at St. Peter Lutheran School, 605 Polk St.

The Quarter Notes class, for children ages 1-3, meets on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The Half Notes class, for children ages 4-6, meets on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

The Whole Notes class, for children in first and second grades, meets on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Terra Rowley at 468-2705 or



Red Cross schedules pair of blood donations opportunities

The American Red Cross has scheduled two blood donation opportunities in Huntington.

They are:

• Monday, Sept. 17, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. 1000 Flaxmill Road in Huntington.

Go to and enter sponsor code "evanumc" to schedule your blood donation appointment.

• Sunday, Sept. 30, from 7:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St. in Huntington.


CEO of regional partnership is speaker for HU Foundation dinner

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John Sampson, president and CEO of Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, will be the keynote speaker at the Huntington University Foundation Annual Dinner on Sept. 27.

The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, but reservations are required.


Birthday Books

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Huntington Catholic School has a unique way of receiving new books for its libraries. During the month of a student's birthday, parents may send in a donation for the purchase of a book. A label is placed in the front of the book with the student's name on it. That student reads the book first and then it is placed in the library for other students to check out.


Grief Share group to start Sept. 19

New Hope Church, 2001 Engle St., in Huntington, will begin a new Grief Share group on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The 13-week program is open to people who have lost a spouse, parent, child or someone close to them over the last two years. Sessions will include videos, workbooks, sharing and prayer. Group leaders are Rev. Ray Seilhamer and Julie Crain.

There is no cost. To register, call the church at 356-0870; Seilhamer at 519-5871; or Crain at 358-4680.



List pick-up dates, times for 2012 HNHS yearbooks

Students who graduated from Huntington North High School in 2012 may pick up their 2012 yearbooks on Friday, Sept.14, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the high school commons.

Anyone who didn't order a yearbook may purchase one on Friday at the same time.

Current students who pre-ordered yearbooks may pick them up in the commons before school on Friday, Sept. 14.

After Sept. 14, yearbooks may be picked up or purchased before or after school in Room 407 of HNHS.

For information, email Kari Highley at



Radio chef will share her recipes at HU Auxiliary’s fall breakfast

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Phyllis Dowty, WBCL radio chef,  will be the featured speaker for the Fall Women's Breakfast sponsored by the Huntington University Women's Auxiliary on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m.

Dowty is the author of the "Rise and Shine" cookbook, which contains the recipes that she has used as chef on WBCL.

Once a month since 2003, she has cooked for the  WBCL morning DJs. The food she has prepared has included Potato Candy, Cheesecake Cream Fruit Dip, Peach Harvest Beef and Turkey Club Pizza.


Cook and Solloway recipients of HU’s Peer Awards for September

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The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for September are Dr. Michael Cook, associate professor of counseling, and Dave Solloway, admissions counselor.

The Peer Award, which began in 2003, recognizes the outstanding efforts of Huntington University faculty and staff members. Award winners are chosen each month by their peers.

Cook was recognized by Dr. Michael Rowley, associate professor of communication, for his "servant heart" and his efforts to create new assessment strategies for the department and university.


Nature’s Fuel announces new funding

A waste-to-energy company that first revealed plans to build in Huntington four years ago has announced that it has received funding for the $350 million project.

Glenn Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Nature's Fuel, announced Sept. 6 that funding will come from The Krinos Group, a Nevada based company that is the parent company of the Ohio-based Krinos Venture Capital. Johnson says The Krinos Group will fund the construction of the plant as well as all equipment needed for its operation.


MarkleBank, Grabill Bank merge to become iAB

Grabill Bank and MarkleBank will consolidate and become iAB Financial Bank as of Oct. 9, bank officers announced on Monday, Sept. 10.

The merger was approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Department of Financial Institutions in August.

The two bank holding companies merged in 2005, leaving the banks separately chartered, and became Independent Alliance Banks, Inc. (IAB). Grabill Bank and MarkleBank have consolidated administrative and operations functions but have maintained separate identities.


HU president named to board of American Council on Education

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Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of Huntington University, has been named to the board of directors for the American Council on Education.

He will serve a three-year term.

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, where Dowden has served as a board member for three years, appointed him to the position. Dowden serves as a member of the executive committee and chair of the committee on student aid for NAICU.


Miller will discuss alternative cancer treatments

Charles Miller, a cancer survivor from Mason, MI, will speak Sept. 17 at a meeting of the local Cancer Support Group.

Miller worked in the computer field for 36 years.

After surviving two melanoma skin cancer operations and removal of a kidney cancer, Miller began working with the Detroit-area HOPE cancer support group in 2002 in their efforts to inform people of how a better diet, along with alternative cancer treatment supplements, significantly improves a patient's success in defeating cancer.


Hazardous waste facility adds hours

The Huntington County Solid Waste Management District has expanded weekend hours for the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 517S-300W, Huntington.

The facility will now be open the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

These hours are in addition to weekly collection on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays, by appointment.

The additional Saturday collection will begin on Sept. 15.


Scoreboard donation

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dr. Steve Wynder (left), representing Parkview Huntington Hospital, and Dr. Brett Gemlick (right), representing Sport ONE, stand with plaques their organizations received from Huntington North officials on Friday, Sept. 7, for donating $30,000 for the new football and track scoreboard at Kriegbaum Field.


Kindness recognized

Huntington Catholic School presents Spirit Awards

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Each month, Huntington Catholic School presents Spirit Awards to students from each class who display Christ-like behavior. Students who exhibit the quality of kindness were honored Sept. 7 after the all-school liturgy at St. Mary Church. They are (front row from left) Lillian Holzinger, fourth grade; Alivia Shockley, first grade; Garrett Rosen, second grade; Aric DeLaGrange, third grade; Olivia Godfroy, fourth grade; and (second row from left) Russell Teusch, sixth grade; Emma Woolard, seventh grade; Brie-anna Coburn, eighth grade; and Darcy Williams, fifth grade.


DAR will hear World War II program

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its first meeting of 2012-13 on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The meeting will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the DAR Room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse. Nancy Kramer and Shirley Brown will serve as hostesses.

H. Stanley Huff will present the program on "World War II Memories."



St. Peter’s First will host Drover Town Block Party

St. Peter's First Community Church will host its annual Drover Town Block Party on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will feature homemade ice cream, live music, fellowship, an inflatable bounce house and games for children.

Local band James and the Drifters will provide entertainment.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., in Huntington.



Stecher new IT manager at FWRadiology

Shane Stecher, of Huntington, has been named information technology manager for clinical systems at FWRadiology, in Fort Wayne.

Stecher has more than 12 years of experience in the information technology field. He previously served as IT director for a northeast Indiana law firm. He holds a degree in electrical engineering with a focus on network engineering from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and a bachelor of science in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Roanoke Elementary School conducts a hearing screening

Michelle Thomas (left), speech therapist at Roanoke Elementary School, conducts a hearing screening with Emily Kline on Wednesday, Sept. 5.


Teens on the Town will visit pumpkin patch

Teens on the Town, a program from Pathfinder Services Community Supports will sponsor an activity for teenagers in October.

On Oct. 13, Teens on the Town will be going to Campbell's Pumpkin Patch in Wabash. Participants should be dropped off at the Pathfinder Community Supports office, located at 1152 E. State St., by 9 a.m. and picked up at 1 p.m.

The program focuses on youth ages 13 to 22 who are currently attending special needs programs at the middle and high school level.


Hurlburt earns honors

Jacob A. Hurlburt has been named to the 2011-12 dean's honor list of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University.

To earn the honor, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average for work completed during the past academic year.

The dean's honor list students will be honored at a reception on Sept. 22, during Family Weekend at Ball State.

Hurlburt is the son of Leon and Tami Hurlburt, of Huntington.



Ann Smith to lead art class in Wabash

The Wabash Art Guild will host a watercolor painting workshop on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Wabash Christian Church, located at the corner of Hill and Miami streets in Wabash.

The workshop is open to all artists.

The instructor is Ann Smith, of Huntington. Smith has taught weekly watercolor painting classes since 1995 and has also instructed adult education classes. Her work has won awards at many area fine art shows.


Junior Leaders meet Thursday to elect new officers

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization will meet Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The main item of business will be the election of officers for the 2013 4-H club year and a discussion on program plans for the coming year.

Officer positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, news reporter, health and safety officer, historian/photographer and recreation.


Victory Noll Center sets retreat for grieving parents

Victory Noll Center will host a retreat for grieving parents on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

The retreat is open to parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age from any cause. Parents are encouraged to bring a picture of their child.

Throughout the day, time will be available for personal reflection, sharing and relaxation.

The retreat will reflect on the work of James Miller's "Living your way fully through the seasons of your grief."


Huntington County SWCD to hold monthly meeting Sept. 18 at office

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the district office.

Due to farming season, it is advised that those interested in attending contact the office to confirm that there will be a quorum to hold the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public.

The office is located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.



Casino trip

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Residents of The Tipton House joined other Huntington residents for a trip to Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, in Anderson, on Aug. 31. Participants included (from left) Morgan McCartey, activity staff at Tipton House; Jack Ness, Tipton House resident; Maureen Houser, Elma Gearhart and Deenie Garber, all of Huntington; and Carla Buzzard, residence sales/admissions for Tipton House.


Huntington County 4-H program is in need of adult volunteers

The Huntington County 4-H program is in need of adult volunteers to assist with the leadership and guidance of community based 4-H clubs for the upcoming 4-H club year. 

Community based 4-H clubs involve youth from grades three through 12.  Volunteer orientation and training is provided for all new volunteers.

One specific area where volunteers are needed with is the 4-H shooting sports project.

Adults interested in working with younger youth in grades kindergarten through second grade may become involved with the Mini 4-H program.


Yarde completes work for Gold Award recently

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Ambassador Girl Scout Leslie Yarde completed work for the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Yarde coordinated the construction of 18 picnic tables for the Izaak Walton League of Huntington County.

Tables were funded in part by donations from the Huntington County Community Foundation and Girl Scout troops of Huntington and Wabash counties.

Tables were constructed in two sizes, for youth and adult usage.

Yarde also designed four tables to meet the American Disabilities Act guidelines to provide tables for those with disabilities.


HNHS Band Parent Organization gets nonprofit status

The Huntington North High School Band Parent Organization has received 501(c)(3) status.

The status, granted by the IRS, recognizes the group as a nonprofit organizations.

With the new status, any contributions to the Band Parents Organization are tax-deductible for the donors.

Contributions may be mailed to Treasurer Kristina Wust, PO Box 561, Huntington, IN 46750. Additional information is available from Wust at or Dawn Harvey at 355-9834.


Courtyard Studio & Boutique in Warren moves to larger quarters

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Courtyard Studio & Boutique in Warren recently relocated to a larger location at 123 N. Wayne St.

Owned by Ruth Swanson, the business opened at its new site on Aug. 30.

Swanson says the new location offers significantly more display and shopping area for customers to enjoy the offerings of the more than 35 regional and local artists, designers and fine crafters whose merchandise is displayed. Swanson's own materials are also available at the store, including mixed media designs in floral, kimonos and hand-crafted chairs.


Adult day care ministry open Fridays

The adult day care ministry at New Hope Church offers a four-hour relief period for caregivers in Huntington County every Friday afternoon.

The ministry is open every Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, located at 2001 Engle St. in Huntington. A typical afternoon includes games, singing, light exercises, snacks, old movies and conversation centers.

There are no steps to enter the church and the restrooms are handicap accessible.

A fee is charged to help cover the cost of snacks, crafts and other supplies.


Local Habitat partners with AmeriCorps for volunteer head

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Huntington County Habitat for Humanity will acquire the services of a volunteer coordinator through the AmeriCorps program.

Margo Crawford will join the local Habitat office in early September. Beginning on Sept. 29, she will coordinate volunteers at the ReStore and on the construction site for the next year.

She can be reached at the Habitat office at 356-7425 or


Bible Baptist offers program for youth

Bible Baptist Church invites youth ages 3 through sixth grade to its 2012-13 AWANA program, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The program includes Bible verses, story/message time, crafts and games.

Participants are divided into three age categories - Cubbies, for pre-schoolers; Sparks, kindergarten to second grade; and the Truth and Training program.

For more information, contact the church at 205 Leba Lane, Huntington, or call 356-5169.



Lanny Ray hails 25th year at PHD

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Larry Ray, a mill machinist at PHD Inc., recently celebrated his 25th year of service with the company.


Bowers pair attend RJO Fall Buying Show

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Rob Paolillo and Jolene Paolillo from Bowers Jewelry, in Huntington, recently attended the 2012 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Fall Buying Show in Milwaukee, WI.

This year's event was themed "Rev It Up."

The show featured information on new trends, recommendations for displaying jewelry, developing additional management and sales skills and networking opportunities with other jewelers.

Jewelers also had the opportunity to purchase jewelry at pre-negotiated prices.

Bowers Jewelers is located at 1 Parkmoor Drive, in Huntington.


Competitive drive

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lou Cougill, of Vevay, drives his two-donkey hitch for the judges at the Midstates Mule and Donkey Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club in Huntington.


Mule and donkey show at saddle club

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Marilyn Coby, of Culver, competes in the plesure driving single mini donkey class at the Midstates Mule and Donkey Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.


Ultimate Tailgate Party

Photo by Steve Clark.

A patron at the Ultimate Tailgate party, held outside Kriegbaum Field before the Huntington North varsity football team's game against Kokomo on Friday, Sept. 7, takes some food from Andie Cissel (right), while Dylan Cissel (far right) tries to help. The fund-raising event was sponsored by the Huntington Quarterback Club.


Painted fire hydrants to be showcased Sept. 9

Photo by Steve Clark.

Fire hydrants in the downtown Huntington area have been decorated by area artists, and the community is invited to view the finished works Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9.

The project is coordinated by the Huntington Arts Initiative. The theme is "A is for Alphabet," and each participating artist chose a letter of the alphabet. That artist then painted a fire hydrant to reflect something beginning with that letter.


Diners at Applebee’s on Sept. 10 can turn in flier to make a donation to Pathfinder Services programs

Pathfinder Services will hold a Dine to Donate day at Applebee's, located at 346 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington, on Monday. Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to midnight as part of its United Way Pacesetter campaign.

For anyone who eats at Applebee's that day and turns in a flier, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of the total ticket price for that order. Fliers can be found at, at the Pathfinder Services main office at 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington, or at the Pathfinder Community Supports office at 1152 E. State St., Huntington.


Pathfinder Community Connections will sponsor Home Buyer Fair Sept. 8 in its Fort Wayne office

Pathfinder Community Connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, will host a Home Buyer Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at its Fort Wayne office located at 3326 S. Calhoun St., Suite 102.

Prime Lending will host another Home Buyer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at its office located at 9434 Lima Rd., Suite B in Fort Wayne in the Lancia Plaza on the East side of Lima Road in between Till and Dupont.


Discovery Crew to launch in Huntington, Markle

Huntington City-Township Public Library offers Discovery Crew programs this fall at both the main library in Huntington and the Markle branch library in Markle.

Discovery Crew members meet each week for stories and crafts, and sessions last 45-60 minutes.  The theme for this fall's Discovery Crew program is "Fractured Fairy Tales," with related games, silly songs and activities.


HU professor produces campaign film for area United Way fund-raisers

Dr. Lance Clark, a professor of Huntington University, has produced a film being used in United Way campaigns throughout northeast Indiana.

Clark, professor of digital media arts film and communication, directed the film with help from several former and current Huntington University students including Jim Marbach, Ryan Schnurr (2012), Mike Ayers and Tim Bajema.


Rines is new assistant manager at local Sherwin-Williams store

Sherwin-Williams in Huntington announces the addition of Shelby Rines to its staff as assistant manager.

The Portland native earned a degree in human resource management from Ball State University, and assumed her new duties on June 1.

"I wrote a paper on Sherwin-Williams in college and by doing that I learned a lot about the company and what it stands for," Rines states. "I also got the chance to talk to a few reps who came to a job fair on campus."


Blood drive to be held Sept. 12 at Habecker

Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons.

The Joe Mertz Center hosts four blood drives each year in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Individuals who are interested in donating blood may register online at or in person in the dining commons at Huntington University.

Walk-ins are also acceptable, but everyone participating must have a photo ID. The blood drive is open to the public.


Story Time sessions to begin at pair of libraries

Story Time sessions will begin this month at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's facilities in Huntington and Markle.

Weekly sessions for children from birth to 7 years are offered at the Huntington library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 11 and 12.

Sessions at the Markle library are open to children ages 2 through 7 and are held on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 13.

Registrations are now being accepted at both libraries.


Huntington County students attend Boiler orientation session at Purdue

Local students joined the Boilermaker community by participating in the annual Boiler Gold Rush program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

The participants included:

Adi Ben Yehoshua, of Huntington; Anndee Hinesley, of Huntington, Austin Shaw, of Warren; Jessica Baker, of Huntington; Cory Mygrant, of Huntington; Elizabeth Blinn, of Warren; and Erin Hipskind, of Roanoke.

And, Emily Koons, of Huntington; Julia Helling-er, of Roanoke; Jericho Parrett, of Huntington; Amanda Kaiser, of Roanoke; Andrew Mason, of Huntington; and Mitch-ell Corbat, of Markle.


Watch your speed

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A mobile monitor flashes the speed of a passing vehicle headed down Cline Street on Thursday, Aug. 30. Pat Scher, assistant chief of the Huntington Police Department, says the speed monitor is being placed around the city - sometimes on streets where speeding complaints have been received, and sometimes at random. "It's just to make people aware of their speed," Scher says. "If you're going 35 in a 30, slow down." Anyone who wants the speed monitor placed in their neighborhood can make that request by calling the police station, 356-7110, he says.


HU prof Wright links math, potatoes in lecture

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Dr. Matthew Wright, assistant professor of mathematics at Huntington University, will discuss his mathematical research in relation to potatoes during a Sept. 14 lecture.

In mathematics there are different ways to quantify the size or even the temperature of irregularly-shaped objects, such as potatoes. Wright's presentation will provide answers to the questions "What is the size of a potato?" or "What is the temperature of a potato?"


Free trappers education course set for Oct. 6-7 at Salamonie Int. Center

Salamonie Lake and the Indiana State Trappers Association (ISTA) will host a free trappers education course Oct. 6 and 7 at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

The program is for all ages, although youth participants are especially encouraged to attend.

The program starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, with education on trapping issues, ethics and regulations.

Saturday afternoon, participants will accompany an instructor on the trap line and set traps under close supervision. Traps will be left overnight and checked Sunday morning.


Author, illustrator at library

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jean Miller (left, second from bottom) reads the children's book she authroed, "My Eyelids Are Drooping," to children and their family members during Grandparents Story and Crafts Day at the Huntington City-Township Public Library in Huntington on Saturday,Sept. 1. To Miller's left is her son, Justin Miller, who illustrated the book, and to her right is her grandson, Dylan Miller, who helped her read the book.


GS groups hail cookie sales with overnighter

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Girl Scout Daises and Brownies from Huntington Catholic School Troop 20299 celebrated their successful cookie sales with an overnight adventure at the property of Jean Williams in Whitley County on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4.

The girls made tie-dye T-shirts and designed their own puzzles. They also prepared for a future camping trip by practicing camping skills such as cooking on a campfire, fire safety, putting up a tent, practicing a 911 call and learning how to treat minor injuries.


Seeking nominations for Peare, Kay awards

The Parkview Huntington Foundation invites health care professionals and the public to submit nominations for the Dr. R. B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award.

The award recognizes contributions to excellence in local health care and is named in honor of two prominent Huntington physicians who were instrumental in advancing area health services and in establishing the current Parkview Huntington Hospital. Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Sept. 21.


Local youth’s work benefits neighbor, others

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

When Huntington County resident Kathy Rao broke a bone in her leg this spring, she thought her garden would be non-existent this year.

An 11-year-old neighbor came to her rescue, getting Rao's garden put in and making possible the delivery of a bounty of produce to the Huntington House, a local women's shelter.

"She called me over and said, ‘Hey, you want to come help me?'" says Nick Anderson, recounting the beginning of the project.


‘Biblical Photography’ opens at HU on Sept. 10

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Over the past 15 years, Dr. Mark Fairchild has visited more than 250 sites in the regions of Turkey, conducting surface surveys of ancient Biblical sites.

In that time, he has documented thousands of antiquities with photographs. He will share some of these images in an exhibit opening at Huntington University on Sept. 10.

The exhibit, titled "Biblical Photography," will run through Oct. 6 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery with an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.


Saddle Club to host Mule and Donkey Show Sept. 8

The Midstates Mule and Donkey Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.
Events begin at 9 a.m.

The show will feature mules and donkeys ranging in size from miniatures (under 36 inches) to mammoth and draft animals (56 inches and over).

Classes will include halter, western and English riding, driving, pole bending and barrel races. The show will end with the coon jump and chariot race.


Two-way traffic

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Nolan Hess (top) heads down a slide at Hier's Park only to be met by Emma Kelsey, heading in the other direction. Hess and Kelsey spent some time at the park on Thursday, Aug. 30, after a picnic lunch.


Gardening program set

The sixth installment of the 2012 public education series sponsored by Huntington County Master Gardeners will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

Advanced Master Gardener Kay Lilie will discuss how it is possible to have something in bloom during the spring, summer, and fall. She will explain how to keep plants in top-notch shape as well as give hints on rose gardening.  
Interested persons should contact the Extension office at 358-4826 to register.


Local Homemakers attend area camp

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Ten members from Huntington County attended the Northeast Indiana Homemakers Camp Aug. 22-24 at Shiloh Park Retreat and Convention Center.

Full-time campers from Huntington County were Pharaba Campbell, Pam Fausz, Stephanie Jerabek, Nancy Poulson, Nancy Smith and Rita McCabe.

Huntington residents attending one day of the camp were Ann Emley, Marjorie Mautz, Pam Will and Earlynn Worster.

Fausz was crowned 2012 camp queen by last year's queen, Kay Prosser from DeKalb County.


Star Excavating named business of the month

Photo by André B. Laird.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce named Star Excavating business of the month for the month of September. On hand for the presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 29, are (front from left) Cathy Gibson, Nichole Buehler, Bill Inderlied, co-owners Lon Knecht and Brandon Knecht, Terry Miller and Tammy Buehler and (back row from left) Steve Godfroy, Tom Kimmel, John Hoffman, chamber president Steve Kimmel, Doug Boone, Al Beghtel and Gene Snowden.


Genealogy Society to hear talk on ‘Pioneers and First Families’

The Huntington Genealogy Society will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The meeting will be held in the Indiana Room.

Charlotte Hurd Blair is this month's speaker, discussing "Pioneers and First Families."

Blair was born and raised in Whitley County and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

She worked as teacher and principal in Wisconsin after graduation, then moved to Whitley County.