Riverview Middle School gets state accolade for ‘promising practice’

Riverview Middle School has added another feather to its cap full of accolades, after the Indiana Department of Education included the school in its list of “Twenty New Promising Practices” schools around the state.

The nominated schools’ practices were reviewed with input from experts who work directly with the school or district, according to a press release issued by Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. The Promising Practices are shared with educators across the state as an example of a best practice that has had a positive influence on Hoosier students.

Local modelers club to have Wells County demo Aug. 27

The Huntington County Modelers Club will present flying demonstrations of radio controlled airplanes, gliders, helicopters and quad rotor helicopters on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1340W-800N, Wells County.

An article published in the Aug. 22 edition of The TAB did not include the fact that the address is in Wells County.

The day will also include a tailgate swap meet, food and drinks.

For information, visit

Victory Noll Center offers T’ai Chi Chih class series

Victory Noll Center is offering a T’ai Chi Chih: Joy Through Movement class beginning Sept. 6.

Classes are held Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The course runs  through Oct. 25.

Love INC seeks baked items

The Love in the Name of Christ Bake Sale will be held during the Roanoke Fall Festival on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Farmer’s Market. All proceeds will go to Love INC Food Pantry.

Items for donation, baked goods, snacks, candy or canned items will be collected at Love INC on Friday, Sept. 9. Items must be brought in before 2 p.m.

All items are to have ingredient labels as required by the Huntington County Health Department.

CFS seeks grilling contest entrants

Community and Family Services of Huntington County is holding a Grill Masters competition on Sept. 17 at Drover Park, in Huntington, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the nonprofit’s Empowering Communities to Unite program, which helps families restore services to their home or have services established in their home.

At the event, attendees may have a grilled item of their choice, side dish, dessert and drink for a small fee. Another grilled item can be added for an additional fee.

Leadership team expands at OSV

Our Sunday Visitor has expanded its leadership team to serve the changing needs of Catholics and Catholic organizations.

Greg Willits was named editorial director as of June 22. As editorial director, he oversees the quality, design and reach of OSV’s published content.

Willits was most recently the executive director for the Archdiocese of Denver’s Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries.

Prior to that, he hosted a daily three-hour radio talk show on Sirius XM’s the Catholic Channel called “The Catholics Next Door” with his wife, Jennifer.

Weather scrubs final Music in City concert; to be rescheduled next month

What was to have been the final Music in the City concert in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Aug. 20, was canceled because of concerns about inclement weather.

Organizers say the concert, featuring James and the Drifters, will be rescheduled on a to-be-determined date in September.

Troxel Equipment signs deal with 360 Yield Center

Troxel Equipment has signed a dealership agreement to sell and support 360 Yield Center products for its region.

This follows a June 6 announcement by John Deere of a multi-national allied distribution agreement that Deere signed with 360 Yield Center.

John Deere’s endorsement of 360 Y-Drop and 360 Undercover applications products combined with Troxel Equipment’s ability to sell, service and support puts Troxel in a good position to help growers with in-season nitrogen and plant health needs, a news release stated.

IFB holding meetings across state to upgrade strategic plan

Indiana Farm Bureau has been holding meetings around the state this summer to update the organization’s strategic plan.

The final meetings take place during the next three weeks.

Any Farm Bureau member can attend a strategic planning meeting. No registration is required with the exception of the last meeting, and members may attend whichever session is most convenient for them. Eleven meetings have been held already; details for the remaining nine are below.

• Aug. 25, 7 p.m. – Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Snyder to kick off Third District Coffee Tour

Pepper Snyder, Libertarian candidate for United Sates Representative in Indiana’s Third District, will kick off a Third District Coffee Tour on Saturday, Aug. 27, in Huntington.

Snyder, a Huntington resident, will meet with voters over coffee from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Moe’s Restaurant, 2990 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Future dates, times and locations will be announced.

The benefits of activity

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

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

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

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

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

Dee-licious treats

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Huntington to spray for mosquitoes

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

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

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

Other ways to help keep mosquitoes at bay:

Next modelers event set for this Saturday

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

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

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

For more information, visit www.huntingtoncoun

Roanoke Public Library to host next adult coloring session on Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

Huntington trails project gets $255K grant

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

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

Details about the project include:

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

Streetscape improvements along Riverside Drive.

Wayfinding signage.

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

Apple crafting

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

United Way to get extra funds for food, shelter programs

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

Good news for expansion

Photo by Ehren Wynder.

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

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

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

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

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

‘Super Spiders’ topic of Salamonie Preschool

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

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

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

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

Legion Auxiliary plans benefit garage sale

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

Proceeds from the sale will go to Huntington County veterans.

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

Sheets fund-raiser set for Saturday at PAL Club

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

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

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

Water play

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Huntington University music department earns high ranking

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

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

Children’s choir to hold open rehearsal, placement

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 locals earn Ivy Tech Northeast dean’s list honors

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

They are:
• Adam Middleton, of Andrews.

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

• Laura Ray, of Markle.

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