Marching Vikes exhibition

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Members of the Huntington North High School marching band perform their 2010 show, "Dreams" at Kriegbaum Field on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The band will compete at Homestead this weekend.


Harvest this year is early and progressing well due to weather

Photo by Scott Trauner.

According to a recent study by the Purdue University Extension Office, this year's corn harvest is rapidly progressing, due to an earlier start and favorable weather conditions.

Bob Nielson, professor of agronomy at Purdue University stated that the crop has grown quickly and matured early. It has dried well in the field, which means farmers should spend less on mechanized drying methods to bring grain down to desired moisture levels. Most of the crop could be harvested by early October if Indiana continues to have dry weather.


Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club to be site of second annual mule, donkey show on Saturday, Oct. 2

The Midstates Mule and Donkey Show Society will host its second annual open mule and donkey show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club grounds in Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The show will start at 9 a.m. with halter classes, color classes and best matched pair classes.

After a lunch break, the show will resume with a costume class, pleasure classes and several driving classes.


Early Indiana natives to be topic of Seniors’ lunch speech Oct. 4

Individuals age 50 or older are invited to the Seniors' lunch on Oct. 4. Guest speaker Pat Mooney will bring primitive tools and discuss people who lived in Indiana before contact with Europeans.

The program kicks off with the meal at 12:30 p.m. The meat dish will be provided by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS). Seniors should bring a dish to pass, their own table service and a small donation to help defray the cost of the provided meat dish.


Arrowhead Award

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jim (second from left) and Eve (third from left) Bickel received the Arrowhead Award on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The award was presented by festival Vice Chairman Carla Williams (left) and festival Chairman Jennifer Scalf. The honor is bestowed annually to someone who has made a major contribution to the festival. The Bickels have displayed their native American artifacts at the festival for 31 of the 35 years the event has been in existence.


Fetters to present current research Oct. 11 at ‘Focus’

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Dr. Luke Fetters, associate professor of ministry and missions at Huntington University, will present his current research about English teachers working in southern China on Monday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

His presentation is titled, "Ordering Chinese: How English Teachers in Southern China Rank the Relative Importance of Traditional Chinese Values."

This event will take place in the RichLyn Library Conference Room on Huntington University's campus. It is sponsored by the Centre for Non-Western Studies and the Focus on Excellence colloquium.


Parkview Huntington, Council on Aging sponsoring flu shots for Seniors during month of October

The Huntington County Council on Aging and Parkview Home Health and Hospice have teamed up to sponsor flu shots for Seniors during October.

The first date for shots is Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Health Department, located on the second floor of the Courthouse .

Attendees are asked to bring Medicaid and Medicare cards. For those without cards, there is a cost for the flu shot.

A pneumonia shot is also available for a separate cost. Pneumonia shots are good for five years, so Seniors are advised to check their medical records before opting for the shot.


Huntington library honors its junior volunteers

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library honored its junior volunteers on Friday, Sept. 24.

The junior volunteers perform many tasks at the library, including shelving books and library materials, unpacking boxes and checking contents, cutting out nametags and displays, cutting and sorting Campbell Soup labels, and helping assemble Happy Pacs for hospital use.


Bethel to hold Octoberfest Oct. 3

Bethel United Methodist Church in Huntington, at the corner of Riverside Drive and Allen Street, invites the community to an Octoberfest at the church on Sunday, Oct. 3.
The festivities will start with a church service in the sanctuary at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time.

At 10:30 a.m., grillers will start cooking hot dogs and hamburgers to be served on Allen Street between Riverside Drive and High Street. This area will be blocked for safety reasons. Tables will be set up.


Budding artists

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Conner McCord (left) and Lukas Morton, fourth-graders at Roanoke Elementary School, participate in "plein air" painting on Sept. 17. Students first watched "Linnea in Monet's Garden" for inspiration, then headed to Vine Street in downtown Roanoke to paint bridges. The paintings will be submitted to Arts United for judging for the Renaissance in Roanoke, which will be held on Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Hunter education course at Roush Lake Oct. 16-17

A hunter education course will be offered Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17, at the J. Edward Roush Lake Office/Service Building from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students must be present for both classes. All materials are provided at no charge. There is a range fee for range activities on Sunday, weather permitting.

The course will be instructed by Indiana State Conservation officers and hunter education instructors.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under 12 years of age. Hunter education is mandatory for all hunters born after Dec. 31, 1986.


Ochs for Sheriff campaign opens headquarters; grand opening Oct. 1

The Steve Ochs for Sheriff campaign has opened campaign headquarters at 131 Riverside Drive in Huntington.

A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1. Free hot dogs, chili dogs, nachos and drinks will be served from noon to 3 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

"Our new headquarters will serve as a central hub to pick up yard signs, T-shirts and any campaign material for our run for Huntington County sheriff," says Ochs, who adds that he will be in the office daily to meet the public.


Breaking ground

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Several community members break ground at the new First Farmers Bank and Trust on Hauenstein Road in Huntington.


New officers

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New officers of the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club are (from left) Rita Dinius, secretary/treasurer; Terri Edmiston, president-elect; and Kevin Amick, president, with Wabash Valley Lt. Gov. Happi Stoffel, who conducted the installation ceremony. Board members are Bill Hill, Martin Young, Terry Oden and Jaime Miller. Judy Deluca was welcomed as a new member, and was sponsored by Metro Kiwanis member Sharon Rethlake. Outgoing President Steve Williams provided musical entertainment.


ABWA Forks chapter celebrates business women

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The Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) participated in an after-work celebration of past and present business women on Sept. 22 at Mecates Mexican Restaurant.

Many talented women from the corporate world, history, popular music, ABWA National, and the Forks of the Wabash Chapter were recognized.


Garnett is speaker for Ladies’ Day Away Conference

A Ladies' Day Away Conference, with the theme "I'm Living It," will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Christian Life Tabernacle, 943 Swan St., Huntington.

The conference is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Patty Garnett will speak on "Living a Blessed Life."
The event is free and will feature door prizes. There is limited seating, and tickets can be obtained by calling the church office at 358-9100.

A free-will offering will be taken during the conference.



State Farm awards grant to Pathfinder Services

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Pathfinder Community Connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, has received a $10,000 grant from State Farm Insurance to be used for its credit rebuilding program.

The grant allows Pathfinder Community Connections to continue to offer credit rebuilding workshops, which assist potential homeowners with goal setting, spending plans, credit reports and scores, banking and debt management and various other topics.


Class of ‘75 reunion date set for Oct. 15, 16

The Huntington North High School Class of 1975 will hold its 35th class reunion on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16.

For more information, to RSVP or to buy tickets, contact Myrna Schoeff at 356-3906 or visit the class website at www.hnhs



VN to host workshop

Victory Noll Center will present a program dealing with the challenges of human conflict with the program "Conflict Transformation: Moving Toward Wholeness and Harmony," from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The workshop presents useful ways to analyze conflict and explores ways people might transform the pain of conflict into a more harmonious life with others.

Participants will take part in a lecture, experiential activity and quiet reflection.


Responsible students

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Roanoke Elementary School students who were honored for displaying the "strongest link" of responsibility are (front row from left) Allison Church, Morgan Lee and Aaron Amick; (middle row, from left) Garrett Schwieterman, Ashton Hosler, Reece Colclesser, Brison Beekley, Rebecca Sorenson and Syanna Bonewitz; and (back row from left) Ethan Hunnicutt, Danielle Gonser, Madison Brewer, Kelsey Retherford, Audrey Marjamaa, Katie Olinger, Alex Yergler and Morgan Lamon.


Taking a break

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Steve Goetz (right) serves a hot cheeseburger to Shelly Hubley during a cookout on Friday, Sept. 24, at Northern Indiana Packaging Company. The company held the cookout to raise funds for Huntington County United Way.


UWIS announces events to be offered this fall

The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services offers two Autumn Camping Weekends at Mississinewa Reservoir in October.

Events are open to day-visitors on Oct. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.

The first weekend offers mock medieval battles, a Swamp Stomp obstacle course, crafts, hands-on percussion music for the kids, pellet rifles, canoeing, lumberjack, pioneer activities and more. There is a program fee per event.

The second weekend offers a movie, family games and a pumpkin decorating contest. There is a fee per person the second weekend.


Korean War Veterans to meet in new location

The October meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One, will be held on Oct. 9 at a new time and location.

The meetings will now begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 857, 2202 W. Main St., Fort Wayne.

No breakfast will be available, but lunch will be served after the meeting. Friends and spouses are welcome to attend.



Hall to open for walking

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department will begin its free fall and winter walking program on Monday, Oct. 4, at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The building will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. for the walking program. 
Due to the popularity of this free program, the building will also be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. 
The program is open to all members of the community. 
For more information, contact the Parks Department at 358-2323.



Guess this

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Emily Brown gives her team a peek at her sketch during a round of Pictionary Friday, Sept. 24, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The game was part of Teen Game Night at the library.


Top ducks

Molly Smith (right) won first place and Brittany Arquette (left) and Kaitlyn Kline (center) won honorable mentions for best decorated duck in the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Plucky Duck Contest, held in conjunction with the summer reading program. Library patrons voted for their favorite ducks, and the ducks also raced down a water-filled gutter. Rhett Martin's eight-second run won the race. Plucky Ducky winners at the Markle library were Mari Lane, first place; Chandra Crago, second place; and Jonte Mechling, third place.


Solid Rock bazaar will be held Oct. 23

The Solid Rock United Methodist's annual bazaar is Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren. The doors will open promptly at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m.

An array of homemade goods, including pies, cakes, candies and noodles and other goodies, will be offered.

Lunch will be served during the day, consisting of soups, sandwiches and delicious deserts.

The cost is a free will offering.  Carry out will be available.


Christian Heritage Rally set

"America's Christian Heritage Rally," sponsored by the Christian Heritage Committee, will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Huntington North High School auditorium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The purpose of the evening is to allow those attending to "learn more about our nation's biblical heritage," organizers say, and learn about their rights as a Christian in the public arena. The evening will include a county-wide pastor appreciation.


23rd annual Kroozinationals set for Oct. 2-3 at Hier’s Park

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Ed Ferguson calls it an "end-of-the-year get-together of all the cruisers, all the people who are into custom cars."

That two-day get-together, while it may be mellow in nature, is jam-packed with shows, contests, games, auctions, parades, vendors and more.


Students raise funds for tables at Andrews

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The 2009-2010 Andrews Elementary Student Council raised $1,275 last year to purchase three wooden picnic tables for the school's courtyard, and two are already in place this year for teachers and students alike to enjoy.

The council sold concessions at home basketball games, held Easter candy sales and helped serve food during last year's alumni banquet, says Principal Gary Mast.


4-H theme and design contest is already taking entries for 2011 year

The Huntington County 4-H Theme and Design Contest is currently accepting entries for the 2011 4-H year.

Four-H members are eligible to make entries in both theme and design categories and may have more than one entry in each category.

All entries must be submitted to the Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office no later than Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. The winning entries will be utilized in a variety of 4-H promotional materials for the 2011 4-H club year.


Paper Artisans Extension Homemakers sponsoring ‘Let’s Go to the Crop’ Oct. 9

The Paper Artisans Extension Homemakers Club will sponsor "Let's Go to the Crop" on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Along with demonstrations, make-it/take-it items will also be offered.

There is a cost per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Registrations are due by Oct. 1 to Janice Smith, 4815 Old Fort Wayne Rd., Huntington, IN 46750.



A gift of books

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition made its annual book donation to second-graders at Horace Mann, Flint Springs and Lincoln elementary schools on Friday, Sept. 17, as part of the national Adult Education and Family Literacy Month. Pictured are (from left) Lincoln second-grader Haylee Penn, Lincoln Principal Adam Drummond, Coalition Vice President Patti Souers, Coalition President Karen Street, and Coalition board members Julie Monce and Sue Rumple, as the group stopped by Lincoln Elementary. Second-graders received a free book and goodie bag.


Carroll is chairman of county’s Democratic Party

Greg Carroll has been elected chairman of the Huntington County Democrat Party.

Carroll succeeds Jim Long, who resigned the party leadership effective Sept. 11 because of health concerns.
Carroll was elected during a party caucus on Tuesday, Sept. 21. He was one of two candidates and was selected over Ray Tackett, an Andrews Town Council member, for the position.


Victory Noll Center offers hayrides at open house

Victory Noll Center invites the community to its fall festival and open house on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The festival, held on the grounds of Victory Noll, will feature activities for the entire family including walking the labyrinth, a scavenger hunt and a hayride. Doughnuts, popcorn and apple cider will be available.

The facilities of Victory Noll Center will be open for tours. Members of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will be on hand to talk with visitors.


VFW is now accepting nominations for Scout of the Year Scholarship

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications for its Scout of the Year Scholarship.

Applicants must be male and must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout troop, Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship; must have received the Eagle Scout, Venture Silver or Sea Scout Quartermaster award; and must have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of his selection for the award.

The national first place winner received a $5,000 scholarship.

Second place is a $3,000 scholarship, and third place is a $1,000 scholarship.


County’s amateur radio society to meet today, Monday, Sept. 27

The next meeting of the Huntington County Amateur Radio Society is today, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held on the second floor, meeting room 1, of the Huntington County Jail.

The meeting is open to the public.

Parking is available in the east parking lot or on State Street.



Ball State University announces summer graduates from county

Ball State University announced its summer 2010 graduates.
Huntington County graduates were:

Bachelor of Science - Cory Falk.

Master of Arts - Marla Alexander, Bret Landrum and Andrew Wiley.

Master of Science - Teresa Close.

Master of Arts in education - Ashley Kitt.



PHH offers screenings and information at annual Health Fair

Parkview Huntington Hospital will hold its annual Fall Health and Fitness Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 11 a.m. at the hospital.

Lab tests, health screening and health information will be offered in the hospital's front lobby and in the lower level classrooms. The lab tests will be offered at a reduced cost, with PHH Senior Partner members receiving additional discounts. Only cash or checks will be accepted as payment.


Teens on the Town will visit pumpkin patch in Oct. 9 outing

Teens on the Town, a program from Pathfinder Community Supports, will continue activities for teenagers in October.

On Oct. 9, Teens on the Town will be going to Campbell's Pumpkin Patch in Wabash. Teens will be leaving the Pathfinder Community Supports office, located at 1152 East State St. in Huntington, at 9 a.m. and returning 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.


Zion UM sets meal, bazaar

Zion United Methodist Church will host its Harvest Supper and Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn or green beans, salads, dinner rolls, pies and drink.
Carry out is available.

There is a cost for tickets with a discount for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 4 years old are free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The church is located at 6276 N. Old Fort Wayne Rd., Huntington.



Huntington University to host eighth annual band invitational

Huntington University will host the eighth annual band invitational on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The Huntington University Wind Ensemble will join the Huntington Erie Band to perform a variety of band music, including arrangements by John Philip Sousa, an American composer and conductor who was known mostly for his American military and patriotic marches.

The Huntington University Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. Robert Lynn, and the Huntington Erie Band is directed by Thaine Campbell.


Marching Vikes offer preview of contest show

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes will perform their competition show in a free exhibition on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field.

The community is invited to attend. The show will last about a half-hour.



CCC veterans invited to statewide reunion at McCormick’s Creek State Park

Veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be honored at McCormick's Creek State Park with an Indiana statewide reunion on Oct. 9.

The day's events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the park's nature center and the Beech Grove shelter house.

CCC veterans and their families are invited for all activities at the park's nature center.

A picnic lunch will be served at noon at the Beechgrove shelter house, followed by a reunion photograph.


Prayer service is Sept. 30

First Brethren Church will hold a community prayer service on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

For more information, call 356-5769 or e-mail firstbrethren@onlyinter

The church is located at 245 S. Marion Rd., Huntington.



Evangelist to speak at Bethel AOG

Evangelist Nathan Grubb will be the guest speaker at Bethel Assembly of God on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m.

Before the call to full-time evangelism, Grubb served as a youth pastor for four years.

The church provides children's services during the regular service.

For more information call 356-8363.

The church is located at 1640 E. Taylor St.



Macaroni mountain

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Clients of Sell Chiropractic donated this "macaroni mountain," which will fill the food pantry at Love INC to be given out to local families in need. With the contributions are (from left), Love INC Director Bill Fetrow; Norma and Rex Tribolet, who coordinate the Love INC food pantry and Dr. Mark Sell. Sell estimates that clients donated more than 1,200 boxes of macaroni and cheese, a tradition of about five years. The food will last through the winter, Mrs. Tribolet says.


Announce Ball State dean’s list

Ball State University announces its students who were named to the dean's list for the summer 2010 semester.

Huntington County students were Jennifer Felton, of Huntington, and Victoria Lucas, of Roanoke.

To be named to the dean's list, students must maintain at least 12 credit hours during a semester (six during a summer term) and a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.



FHFH program helps provide families with meat

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) is encouraging all hunters to take additional deer, elk, or buffalo this season to help reduce hunger in northeast Indiana.

When the wild game is donated to one of the FHFH participating butchers, the butcher will cut, wrap and package the meat into family size packages and contact the local Feeding America Food Bank or area soup kitchens, food pantries, youth and senior centers.

The meat is then distributed to families in need.


Safety Council meeting is Oct. 13

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m., in Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons.

Indiana State Trooper Scott Durbin will present the program titled "DOT Regulations."

There is a cost for the lunch. Registration is required by Oct. 8.

To make a reservation, contact Holly Sale, HCSC president, at 355-3203 or e-mail



Haupert joins HU staff

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Vincent Haupert has accepted a position with the Advancement Office at Huntington University.

Haupert brings to the university extensive experience in financial, investment and estate planning services.

As a major gifts officer, Haupert will be responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of major donors. He will work alongside the president, senior leaders and the university's advancement staff to formulate and implement strategic approaches for the development of major gifts for the university.


Plum Tree COC to hold homecoming on Oct. 10

The Plum Tree Church of Christ will celebrate its homecoming on Oct. 10.

The day will begin with a worship service and special music program at 10 a.m. and continue with a carry-in dinner starting at noon.

Current and past members of the church, their extended families, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Back Creek Boys Gospel Quartet will perform during the musical celebration portion of the worship service.

Dr. Jeanne Spoor, pastor of the church, will lead the worship service.

The church is located at 3029E-600S, Huntington.



Area eighth-graders invited to try Canterbury Scholar contest

Area eighth-graders are invited to be part of the Canterbury Scholar Competition on Oct. 2, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 29th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition is an opportunity for eighth-grade students to earn scholarships to Canterbury High School.

Up to 10 $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 for each year of Canterbury High School) will be awarded. Awards will be based on standardized testing, an essay, a school transcript and a personal interview.

Parents of participants are invited to a parent information meeting that day from 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Marching Vikes offer preview of contest show

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes will perform their competition show in a free exhibition on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field.

The community is invited to attend. The show will last about a half-hour.



Local Guard members may be among those deployed to Iraq in January 2012

Huntington-based members of the Indiana Army National Guard could be headed to Iraq in January 2012.

The 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered at the Tyndall Armory in Indianapolis, has received an unofficial notification of the possible deployment of the brigade.

The brigade includes the Huntington-based Delta Company 1st 293rd Infantry.

No official alert or mobilization order has been issued, however.


HU Homecoming is set for weekend of Oct. 1-2

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Huntington University will celebrate its homecoming weekend Oct. 1-2.

This year's theme, "Celebrating the Arts - HU style," is in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

During homecoming weekend, awards will be presented to notable alumni for their service and contributions to their communities and to the university.


HU launches four new degree programs

Huntington University has launched four new degree programs for the fall semester.

In conjunction with the campus' capital campaign and a mission to provide new and innovation programs to an ever-changing student body, the university will now offer a Bachelor of Science degree in studio art, a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design, a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and movement science and a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and exercise studies.


PHH to hold program to help teach those with special needs kids

Parkview Huntington Hospital invites the public to attend a free program, "Helping Children with Special Needs Succeed," on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level classrooms of Parkview Huntington Hospital.


Distinguished Hoosier

Photo by Jessica Williams.

State Rep. Phyllis Ruble Pond, R-New Haven (left), presents the Distinguished Hoosier award on behalf of Gov. Mitch Daniels to administrator and CEO of Heritage Pointe David P. Souder on Saturday, Sept. 18 during a luncheon to celebrate the facility's 100th anniversary. Pond has a family history of relatives residing in Heritage Pointe and was on hand for Saturday's events, which featured lunch, speakers and entertainment.


Marching Vikes to district Oct. 2 at Homestead

The Marching Vikes from Huntington North High School head to the district music festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Homestead High School, hoping to score high enough to advance to the regional event.

The HNHS marching band will perform at 5:43 p.m., the first band to perform in Class A, the category for the largest schools. The day's competition begins at 11 a.m. with Class D bands.

Awards presentations begin at 7 p.m.


HU senior nursing students volunteer time

Huntington University's senior nursing major students will volunteer their services at the third annual Fort 4 Fitness event Sept. 24-25.

The students will join several other health organizations during the health festival to offer tips and advice to the Fort Wayne area on how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Brochures, posters, pamphlets and one-on-one discussions will be provided by the students to educate the estimated 7,500 people expected to attend the event about the risks of heart disease and important facts concerning nutrition and the importance of exercise.


Honor group chooses Stoeckley

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Ian Stoeckley, of Roanoke, recently accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

Stoeckley, a student at Ball State University, will be honored during an induction convocation later this fall.

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.



Walter is recognized for service

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Warren resident Lynette Walter received the Partner in Progress Award from Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman during the 2010 Indiana State Fair.

Walter served on the Indiana State Fair board as appointed director from 2002 to 2010.

She was initially appointed by the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon and then re-appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

During her tenure, Walter served on the Executive Council and directed the Farm Bureau building, which included youth talent, baton, a cat show, karate, alpacas, sheep, meat goat wethers and boer goats.


Sheriff candidate will speak at Sept. 28 meeting of ABWA at Gathering Place

The next meeting of the American Business Women's Association will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. at The Gathering Place.

A carry-in supper will be served.

Steve Ochs, independent candidate for sheriff, will be the guest speaker.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, contact Chapter President Shirley Brown at 356-6304.

The Gathering Place is located at the corner of Guilford and Washington streets.



VFW Post 2689 is sponsoring pair of upcoming essay contests

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington is sponsoring two essay contests.

The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest is open to students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. They are asked to write an essay on the topic, "Does patriotism still matter?" The essay must be typed and must be 300 to 400 words long. Local winners advance to a state competition, with the possibility of moving on to the national level. State winners compete for $92,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds, with the first place winner on the national level receiving a $10,000 Savings Bond.


Huntington Kids’ Club invites children to join

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The staff and board members of Huntington Kids' Club invite all children who are currently in grades second through sixth to attend a weekly Monday evening program designed just for them.

The first meeting of this school year's program is Monday, Sept. 27. At this time Megan Condry, the director, and a staff of community and university volunteers will be trained and have in place a program that guarantees fun while learning about God and making new friends.


Walgreens having benefit for local man McCoy

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The Huntington Walgreens store will hold a benefit event for Huntington resident Anthony McCoy on Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 11 a.m. in the store parking lot.

McCoy was injured in a car accident on Aug. 29 of this year, which left him paralyzed from the waist down.
His grandmother, Bea Lawson, is an employee at Walgreens.

Walgreens will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs and the pharmacy will sell fresh caramel corn.

All proceeds will go towards McCoy's medical expenses.



Schenkel honored with signs

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New signs are now in place recognizing the Huntington County community of Bippus as the hometown of the late sportscaster Chris Schenkel.

The four new signs, provided by the Huntington County Highway Department, were installed Sept. 17 by Lowell Stouder, Jeremy Winkelman and Stan Bippus.

Stouder and Jim "Lefty" Bippus had installed the first set of signs 30 years ago.

Of those first signs, two were missing and the other two were badly faded.


Trinity UMC holding walnut collection drive

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Trinity United Methodist Church is, for the sixth year, collecting black walnuts as a fund-raiser to benefit the Huntington Free Health clinic, which is located in the church's basement.

Over the past five years, 62,034 pounds of nuts have been gathered, raising $6,335.

This year, the nuts are expected to bring about 10 cents a pound.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the fund-raiser by picking up walnuts from area trees or from their yards.

The walnuts may be brought to the church in buckets, baskets or boxes, but not plastic bags.


Kloer family earns two distinctions with AGA

The Mike and Lanna Kloer family was recently recognized by the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) for owning a Gelbvieh cow exhibiting the consistent maternal efficiency typical of "The Continental Breed of Choice."

The AGA has designated these beef females as Dame of Merit and Dame of Distinction.

The "Dame of Merit" honor recognizes cows that meet strict selection criteria, including early puberty and conception, regular calving intervals and above-average weight weaning weights on at least three calves.


Pressler collecting gifts for children at Riley

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Kalee Pressler, a fourth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary School, is organizing a fund-raiser to benefit children who are patients at Riley Children's Hospital through her involvement with the Indiana State Ambassador program.

Pressler will be collecting crayons, coloring books, puzzles, games and reading books for the hospital's patients. She will then deliver the collected items in mid-October so the patients.

The collection will be held at Horace Mann Elementary from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 during school hours.



Fall Festival is Saturday at Calvary United Methodist

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Calvary United Methodist Church, Bippus, will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the church.
The public is invited to attend.

The event begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and music by God's Call and Brother 2 Brother beginning at 6:30 p.m.
God's Call is a quartet composed of Kevin Teusch, Bob Johnston, Mike Tribolet and Pat Thompson. The group is inspired by the music of Bill and Gloria Gaither.


Bippus Lions will round out fish and chicken supper on Sept. 28 with pie

Bippus Lions Club will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Fish and Chicken Supper, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bippus Community building.

The fish will be prepared by Dan's Fish Fry.

Other menu items include baked beans, coleslaw or applesauce, bread and butter and pie.

There is a cost for the event, with discounts for children 6 to 10 years.



Sorority to host chili cook off at Forks on Oct. 16

The first Annual  Historic Forks of the Wabash Chili Cook-off, hosted by Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, will be held on  Oct. 16.

Chili tasting starts at 5 p.m. and chili will be judged by the public as well as a panel of secret judges.
Chili will also be available for purchase in four and 12-ounce cups.

Other items will be available for a small fee including hotdogs, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, water and cookies.
Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at approximately 7 p.m.


HU theatre to present ‘Picnic’

"Picnic," a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by William Inge, will open Thursday, Sept. 23, in Huntington University's Studio Theatre, located on the lower level of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The Huntington University Theatre Company will present four performances of the play, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 24 and 25, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sept. 25.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Merillat Centre box office at 359-4261 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


First Farmers Bank & Trust to celebrate 125th anniversary Oct. 4-8

First Farmers Bank & Trust will celebrate its 125th anniversary at all bank locations during the week of Oct. 4-8.

Branch office events include customer gifts, giveaways, themed contests and refreshments.


Veterans of Foreign Wars accepting nominations for teacher recognition

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is seeking nominees for its National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

Three teachers from each level - kindergarten through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades - will be selected as national winners.

Each national winner will receive $1,000 and a free trip to the awards ceremony. The teacher's school also receives $1,000.

Anyone, except the teacher himself or herself, may nominate a teacher for the award.


Car Wash at St. Mary Church will benefit Huntington House residents

Huntington House Homeless Shelter will hold a carwash on Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in St. Mary Catholic Church's parking lot.

There is no cost but donations are suggested and all proceeds benefit the needs of the shelter's residents.

For more information call 358-0748. The church is located at 909 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.



HU students offer physical education classes for area homeschool children

Huntington University's Department of Physical Education is offering a physical education program for homeschool children in kindergarten through fifth grade this fall.

The department will have nine sessions from September to December. Class time is from 2:15 to 3:05 p.m. in the field house of the university's Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation.

Session dates are Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2 and 9.

This service is available to all area homeschooled children in elementary grades, from Huntington and surrounding counties.


Huntington University picks up another prestigious national ranking

Washington Monthly, a monthly nonprofit magazine based in Washington, DC, has ranked Huntington University as one of the Top 50 baccalaureate colleges in the nation.

The university was ranked No. 41 based on social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Huntington University was also recently named one of the Top 10 Best Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.


Legion Post 160 sponsoring concert for Honor Flight funds

Photo by Matt Murphy.

People visiting area businesses this summer may have noticed containers sitting by cash registers with signs asking for donations to benefit World War II veterans.

If you have put any spare change in any of those containers, you have helped Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, part of the Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight provides veterans with a one-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., so they can see the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.


Annual 4-H fair association meeting Sept. 21

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park, Huntington.

The board will hear final committee reports from the 2010 4-H Fair program and approve the 2011 Huntington County 4-H Fair dates. The board will also elect incoming board members and officers for the coming year.

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



CROP Hunger Walk will benefit the poor both here and around the world

Photo provided.

The Huntington County CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3.

The goal is to raise funds to help stop hunger and poverty in the community and around the world through self-help initiatives.

Organized locally, the walk has been held annually since 1984. There are 14 churches currently signed up, but there is room for more. A portion of the funds raised here in Huntington has gone to food pantries at Love INC, Senior Pack and the Warren pantry.


Works by visual arts alumni are now on display at HU’s Wilson Gallery

The Huntington University Visual Arts Alumni Exhibit has opened in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery.

The exhibit, which features recent works by visual arts alumni, is open until Oct. 7.

An artist reception will be held Oct. 2 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances and by appointment.

Gallery admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.



Local Red Cross office announces blood drives

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces upcoming blood drives for the month of October:

• Oct. 4, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd. in Huntington.

• Oct. 6, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, located at 641 N. Main St. in Roanoke.

Traditional whole blood or double red cell donation can be made at the Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Rd., Fort Wayne, across from the Memorial Coliseum.


ISP will collect unwanted medicines

The Indiana State Police will participate in the nationwide initiative headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), "Prescription Drug Take Back Day," on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The "Take Back" initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

Collection sites will be set up nationwide as collection points for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.

This service is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked.


Yeiter is grand prize winner in Roanoke Ducky Run

Winners have been announced in the Roanoke Kiwanis Ducky Run, held on Sept. 11 during the Roanoke Fall Festival.

Kelly Yeiter was the winner of the $100 cash prize from the Kiwanis Club, while Colton Miller received a $50 saving bond from PNC Bank and Elsie Wygant won a $50 savings bond from Bippus State Bank.


Pulse to offer old-time photos at Pioneer Fesival

Pulse Opera Players will host an activity during this year's Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Sept. 25 and 26.

The group will be taking and selling old-time photos.

This activity is a series of events planned to help recoup losses incurred by the cancellation of the summer production of "Fiddler on the Roof."

Donations are also being accepted. Donations can be sent to Pulse Opera House, P.O. Box 631, Warren, IN 46792.



Pulse needs actors for ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Pulse Opera House, in Warren, is holding auditions for the Christmas production of "Miracle on 34th Street."

Auditions will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the theater.

Parts are available for 10 men, 10 women and 10 children.
This is a non-musical production, so auditions will consist of readings from the script. Rehearsals will be held Monday to Friday, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and not everyone will be needed each night.

Performance dates are Nov. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 and Dec. 2, 3 and 4.


Wallace’s art featured at exhibit at Four Corners

The art of Jace Wallace will be on display Friday, Sept, 24, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Four Corners Custom Framing Gallery and Gifts, 419 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Wallace, a Huntington native, will demonstrate his process of digital painting. His work includes fantasy, pinups, macabre and pop art.

Wallace graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and holds a bachelor of fine arts in illustration. He was named to best of Ringling all three years he was eligible and won the Ringling President's Award for his book "Basic Feelings."


Fashion with Arts is Nov. 6

The LaFontaine Arts Council of Huntington County will hold its annual fashion show fund-raiser on Nov. 6 at the LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington.


Junior Rotarians

The Huntington Rotary Club's Junior Rotarians for September are Taylor Mortorff and Gretchen Spahr, both seniors at Huntington North High School. Spahr is the daughter of Tom and Amy Spahr, of Huntington. Mortorff's parents are Kirk and DeAnn Mortorff, of Roanoke. Pictured are (from left) Rotary Club sponsor Rose Meldrum, Spahr, Mortorff, and sponsor Stefan Poling.


Producers to meet on Sept. 22

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Wednesday Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex conference room.

The group will meet to discuss items related to the 4-H sheep project. Topics for discussion include possible rule changes for the 2011 4-H Fair as well as potential improvements to the Rusk Building (sheep barn).

All 4-H sheep members and interested producers are asked to attend this meeting.


Mt. Etna UMC to host series on ‘Chasing God’

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church will host a fellowship series during October.

"Chasing God" will be held on four Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 7 p.m. each night.

A meal will be provided at 6:30 p.m., followed by the study, which will run no later than 8:30 p.m.

he study is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and proceeds will be used to send the youth to camp next summer.

Reservations are not required, but requested to ensure there is adequate food.

Registration can be done via e-mail at mtet


‘Amelia’ to be shown at Senior Friday

The movie "Amelia" will be shown during Senior Friday Sept. 24 at the Huntington 7 theater.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the program starts at 9 a.m. The day is open to people 50 and older.

September movie sponsors are Teachers Credit Union and Deal-Rice Funeral Home. SecureHorizons by United Healthcare will supply the coffee. First Federal savings Bank will supply the doughnuts.


East Union seeking reps for parade

Former students of East Union Center School are invited to represent their school by marching in the 100th Bluffton Free Street Fair parade on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The parade begins at 7 p.m. Those attending are asked to meet on Poplar Street, just south of Bluffton Regional Hospital, just prior to 7 p.m. or at the 4-H Park at 5:45 p.m. Those attending are also asked to wear the school colors of black and white.

A social time will be held at the Wells County Library immediately after the parade.

For more information, call Melba Edwards at 638-4327.



Andrews Library gathering town’s history to be preserved in scrapbook and DVD

Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is collecting photographs and memorabilia from Andrews and Dallas Township for a scrapbook for the library and for a DVD the library is putting together as a fund-raiser.

The scrapbook will go along with a display in the bottom level of the library that holds some memorabilia from Andrews, which was recently donated to the library by the Andrews Lions Club.


Remembering our heroes

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Riverview Middle School student Nathan Gottschalk searches for the name of a veteran on the American Veterans Traveling Wall, at Hier's Park on Thursday, Sept. 16. Opening ceremonies were held and "The Wall" was on display in Huntington through Sept. 19.


Sizable flag

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington Eagles Lime City Aerie Post 823 marches with its giant American flag during the Veterans Welcome Home Parade on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Huntington as part of the activities related to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute being in town from Sept. 16-19, sponsored by American Legion Post 7 and American Legion Riders Chapter 7.


Honoring veterans

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Riley Swihart holds a United States flag while watching the Veterans Welcome Home Parade on Etna Avenue in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 18. The parade was part of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute and related actvities that were in Huntington from Thursday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 20.


Battle of the Businesses

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Leslie Staley of Unilever lets a horseshoe fly during a Battle of the Businesses competition at Memorial Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 18.


Celebrating 100 years

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Mossburgs Strings performs Saturday, Sept. 18, at the 100th annniversary celebration at Heritage Pointe in Warren.


Bike Challenge gets underway

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The seventh annual Huntington Bike Challenge heads off down Jefferson Street in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the start of the race/ride sponsored by the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau and 3 Rivers Velo Sport Bike Club. The ride was held both days of weekend.


Would that be a plow seat?

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Richard Renz, of rural North Manchester, has his 2-year-old granddaughter, Elizabth Renz, securely fastened in a car seat as he gets ready to do some plowing at Plow Day 2010 in northern Whitley County on Saturday, Sept. 18.


Plow day 2010

Photo by Scott Trauner.

All types of antique and vintage farm machinery was on display and demonstration at the Plow Day 2010, a demonstration and fund-raiser held Sataurday, Sept. 18, at the Steve and Beth Sickafoose Family Farms in rual Whitley County, just across the county line. Here, a line of plows takes to the field.


HNHS royalty

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North High School homecoming royalty chosen Friday night, sept. 17, at halftime of the football game against Anderson are Queen Taylor Bard (left) and King Joshua Wenning.


Can the Indians

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Flint Springs Elementary School students play to the Huntington North High School Homecoming theme of "Can the Indians" in their homecoming parade entry on Friday, Sept. 17.


Sophomore float

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington North High School Class of 2013, the current sophomore class, has its homecoming float rolling down the homecoming parade route on Friday evening, Sept. 17.


Homecoming parade

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Salamonie School marching band performs at the Huntington North Hgih School Homecoming Parade on Friday evening, Sept. 17.


Harmony Feasting

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Participants of the inaugural Harmony Feast take in a beautiful evening nad a varied menu of food at the inaugural Harmoney Feat on Friday evening, Sept. 17, in the Huntington Plaza parking lot. The evening was the first community event sponsored by the Harmony Initiative Task Force, a group of community leaders dedicated to building awareness of the different backgrounds and life experiences the county's residents bring as they work to make a better future for all.


Recounting history

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

John Litchoff speaks to area residents about his service on the USS Salamonie battleship during the Vietnam War. Litchoff's address was part of the opening cermeonies of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute on Thursday, Sept. 16. The display wil be at Hier's Park through Sunday, Sept. 19.


Cost of Freedom

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Cost of Freedom Wall displays the dog tags of service men and women who have died in combat from Vietnam to the present. The monument is part of the American Veterans Traveding Tribute, which will be on dsiplay at Hier's Park in Huntington through Sunday, Sept. 19.


Students participate

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Area students participate in an activity to find the names of service men and women who died in comabat on the American Veterans Travel Tribute wall replica on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Hier's Park.


A few words

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike addresses the crowd during the opening ceremonies of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute visit to Huntington at Hier's Park on Thursday, Sept. 16.


Singing the anthem

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington resident Cynthia Buff sings the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute visit to Huntington on Thursday, Sept. 16. The event will run through Sunday, Sept. 19, at Hier's Park.


Homecoming candidates

The 2010 Huntington North Homecoming Court has been announced through a student body vote. One girl and one boy represent the freshman class, the sophomore class and the junior class. Four girls and four boys from the senior class are up for homecoming queen and homecoming king, who will be crowned Friday night, Sept. 17, at halftime of the Huntington North homecoming football game against Anderson.


Shafer up for the task as UW fund-raising leader

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Times are tough, and Tracey Shafer is fully aware of that.

He's also fully aware that Huntington County residents will step up to help their friends and neighbors get through these tough times.


Shelter to have golf tourney Saturday for fund-raiser

Huntington County Humane Shelter will hold a Florida scramble golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Norwood Golf Course, Huntington.

The rain date is Sept. 25.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. Pop, beer and snacks will be sold throughout the event.

Prizes will be awarded throughout the day for various events.

There is a registration fee per person, which includes cart, lunch, green fees, Mulligans and skins.


Parkview CEO Packnett to speak at annual HU Foundation dinner

Photo provided.

Huntington University's annual foundation dinner will feature Mike Packnett, president and CEO of Parkview Health.

The dinner will be held on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons on Huntington University's campus with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

At the dinner, Packnett, who joined Parkview Health in June 2006, will speak about Vision 2020, an initiative to improve northeast Indiana by 2020 through improved businesses, education, infrastructure and the general quality of life for residents.


Pathfinder seeks tax preparation volunteers

Pathfinder Community Connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, is seeking volunteers to assist with its tax preparation service.

The service will be provided to anyone with a low to moderate income. Last year, the first year for the program, 16 volunteers helped prepare 465 tax returns.

Volunteer tax preparers will receive training to prepare basic individual income tax returns. Those classes will be held in December and January in Huntington.

Volunteers are also needed to serve as greeters and answer phone calls for the program.


PAL honor

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Virgil Scher holds a photo of himself as a young Huntington police officer during opening ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 11, for the PAL flag and tackle football seasons. One of the three flag football fields was named in honor of Scher, and the other two fields will bear the names of the late LeMoine Drabenstot, who served 17 years on the Huntington County Sheriff's Department and was a former sheriff, and the late Greg Hedrick, who served as a Huntington police officer and was active in PAL activities.


“Hey, Abe!”

Photo by Jessica Williams.

On Friday, Sept. 10, Lincoln Elementary got a special visit from the president after which their school is named. Pictured is Abraham Lincoln speaking with a group of kindergarteners about books he found in the school library that talk about his life. The visit was apart of the school's celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's inauguration and included lesson stations about life in 1861, such as a cannon demonstration outdoors. In the afternoon, older students got to play a round of baseball with the Champion Hill Toppers Base Ball Club.


Survivor to speak at next cancer support meeting

Charles Miller, a cancer survivor and founder of a cancer support group, will discuss alternative treatments for cancer during a meeting on Monday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Miller, who worked in the computer field for 36 years, survived surgeries for skin cancer and removal of a kidney cancer. He founded the Detroit-area HOPE cancer support group in 2002 and is now working with cancer support groups full time.

For information, call John Lockwood at 358-9022 or Jim Wilson at 358-6684.


Testing fitness

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington University exercise science students (right side, front to back) Mariah Town, Alicia Willour and Sarah Miller help Northwest Elementary School students during timed push-ups for the third and final pilot year of KidFit on Friday, Sept. 10. The program consists of 18 students this year and is coordinated between Northwest and Andrews physical education teacher Erin Holloway and Huntington University exercise science instructor Matthew Ruiz, who is in charge of the science side.


Cattlemen to meet Saturday at Brian Spice home

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. at the home of Brian Spice, 6284N-200W, Huntington.

Topics for discussion include proposed changes to the 4-H beef project; judge selection for 2011 Preview Show, 2011 4-H Fair Beef Show and 2011 4-H Fair Starter Calf Show; and a review of the food tent at the 2010 4-H Fair.

A meal will be provided and will include beef bratwurst and ribeye sandwiches.  Those attending are asked to bring a chair.

To make a reservation, call Spice at 355-0249 or the Extension office at 358-4826.



Long resigns as Democrat chairman; new leader will be elected on Sept. 21

The Huntington County Democrat Party is seeking candidates to fill the party chairman's seat, left vacant after Jim Long stepped down from the position on Saturday, Sept. 11 after about two years of leading the county's party.

"My health is bad," Long said following his resignation. "I'm just a mess ... "

He added he is currently on dialysis for over 12 hours a week to treat a kidney condition. He's been on the treatment for a year, he explained.


Andrews Council meets today

The Andrews Town Council will hold an executive session today, Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.

The executive session, which is closed to the public, will be held at the Andrews Town Hall.

The agenda includes receiving information about the alleged misconduct of a town employee and to discuss that person's status as an employee.



Bippus Fun Day

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Shayna Cripe, 3, (left) and Luke Inderlied, 6, both of Bippus, play in the moon walk during New Hope United Church of Christ's "Party in the Park" at the church in Bippus on Saturday, Sept. 11. This is the second year the church has sponsored the event, which is designed as a community-fellowship activity for those of all ages.


‘Blithe Spirit’ opens on Friday at Warren’s Pulse

The Pulse Opera House in Warren will present Noel Coward's comedy, "Blithe Spirit."

Performances are Sept. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and Oct. 1 and 2.

Tickets will be available at 7 p.m. in the lobby and doors to the theater open at 7:30 p.m.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for children 12 years and under.

Those bringing a non-perishable item for the Food Pantry will receive $2 off their ticket. The deal is good for only one item per ticket; for adult tickets only and not good with any other offer.


Church Women United meet at Pleasant Chapel

Church Women United of Huntington County announces a change in the venue of its annual fall meeting.

The meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m., at Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church.

This is a change from the meeting place announced at the May Friendship meeting.

The theme is "Living the Challenge: Differently Enabled, Uniquely Called."

Johanna Lange will lead the program.

A continental breakfast will be served by the women of Pleasant Chapel and no reservations are needed.

The church is located at 1100N-100E.


Judi Steiner wins grand prize in FCS Duck Race

Judi Steiner, of Berne, was the grand prize winner of the fifth annual "Duck Race on the Wabash " on Aug. 14.
Her duck won her the $1,000 prize by beating the other 3,176 ducks to the finish line.

More than $25,000 was raised for Family Centered Services from the "Duck Race on the Wabash." Funds raised will help Family Centered Services to continue to provide programs that support youth and families in Wells, Huntington, and Adams counties.


Contestants sought for Miss Huntington title

Sponsors of the Miss Huntington Scholarship Pageant have put out the first call for participants in this year's pageant, which will be held on Nov. 20.

Entries are due by Oct. 8.

The pageant is open to young women who live in, work in or attend school in Huntington, Wabash, Whitley, Adams or Wells counties. They must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate by June of 2011, and not older than 24 years as of Dec. 31, 2011.


Children’s Choir adds classes for younger children

The Children's Choir of Huntington County will offer an early childhood music program this fall.

The early childhood music classes for children from birth to 8 years are designed to be fun and active experiences learning about music, Children's Choir officials say.


Huntington BZA will hear four requests

The Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals will consider four requests when it meets tonight, Monday, Sept. 13.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St.

The agenda includes:
• A request by Donna Smith for a special exception to be allowed to place a single-wide mobile home at 338 Columbia St. The area is zoned R-2 residential.


HNHS sets homecoming schedule

Huntington North High School announces its schedule of events for Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 16-17.

Thursday, Sept. 16
Powder Puff football - Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field. There is a cost for admission and the public is invited.

Homecoming games will be held between the Powder Puff games and will include corn hole, hot dog eating contest, greased watermelon relay and greased tug-of-war.

Friday, Sept. 17
The homecoming parade starts at 5 p.m., with traveling from the Viking Lane entrance to Huntington City-Township Library.


Eight vendors to serve foods from around world at Harmony Feast on Friday, Sept. 17

Eight vendors will serve foods from seven cultures around the world during Huntington's first Harmony Feast on Friday, Sept. 17.

Those attending can sample taste treats originating in Mexico, Germany, China, Italy and Ireland, as well as American staples and Cajun/Creole specialties.

The evening is the first community event sponsored by the Harmony Initiative Task Force, a group of community leaders dedicated to building awareness of the different backgrounds and life experiences the county's residents bring as they work to make a better future for all.


Free carnival at Warren COC Sept. 18

A free carnival will be held Saturday, Sept. 18. at the Warren Church of Christ parking lot, 302 N. Wayne St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Events include a dunk tank, bounce house, face painting and games. There will also be food.



HU to have roundtable discussion on 14th amendment

Huntington University will observe Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17 with a public roundtable discussion on the 14th Amendment.

The program will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts on Huntington University's campus.


Stephan to be guest speaker at next HS meeting

Photo provided.

Dean Stephan, former teacher, coach and principal at Lincoln School, will discuss community sports of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Stephan's presentation will be during the Sept. 21 meeting of the Huntington County Historical Society.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St.
Stephan will focus on Horace Mann, Lincoln, Central and Riley schools.

Friends, students and former players are invited to attend and share their stories as well.


Luncheon to feature Upchurch

Dr. Rick Upchurch, director of Huntington University's Excel Adult Degree Programs, will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 22 Leadership Luncheon, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons.


Crafters sought for Oct. 30 bazaar at Mt. Etna UMC

The Mt. Etna United Methodist Women are planning their 2010 Fall Food and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They are currently reserving booth spaces for anyone who would like to show and sell his or her handicrafts. Booth spaces are for an 8-foot by 8-foot booth and one table. Some booth spaces do have electricity. Booth spaces, tables and electricity are all on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of registration and booth payment.

All vendor types are welcome. Items not allowed to sell are pies, prepared soups and noodles.


Group hosts blood drive at HU dining commons

Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 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.


Chubinski is newest member of PPG

Photo provided.

Podiatrist Dennis J. Chubinski, of Inverness Foot Clinic, is the newest member of the Parkview Physicians' Group.

Chubinski earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1973, and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, in 1978. He served his post-graduate preceptorship at Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton.


‘Plow Day’ at Sickafoose Farms is Saturday, Sept. 18

Steve and Beth Sickafoose Family Farms, near South Whitley, will host the Fifth Annual Plow Day & Benefit on Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 9 a.m.

The community event is a fundraiser to help with financial expenses for Emma Hindbaugh and Leah Schwartz and their medical needs.

The hog roast starts at 11 a.m. Amish potato salad, baked beans, chips, drink and dessert will also be served.


HPL to host Teen Game Night Sept. 24

The Huntington City-Township Library will host a free Teen Game Night on Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 3:45 p.m.
The featured game is Pictionary. Food will be served and players have a chance to win prizes.

Space is limited so registration is recommended.
For more information or to signup, call the Children's Department at 356-2900.

The library is located at 200 W. Market St., Huntington.



Lonny Lynn Orchestra to play at Heritage Pointe

Photo provided.

The Lonny Lynn Orchestra will perform Friday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Applegate Chapel of Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

The free concert is open to the community.

The orchestra, based in Ithaca, NY, plays ballroom dance music from the 1930s and '40s, as well as some country and Latin selections.

It has been entertaining dancers in the Midwest for more than 20 years.



Pizza buffet will benefit Special Olympics

Huntington County Special Olympics will be holding a fundraiser today, Monday, Sept. 13, at the Huntington Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut will be donating $1 from each adult buffet sold between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Special Olympic parents and athletes will be providing the service for the evening.

The donation and tips will be used for entry fees to bowling, basketball and track competitions held around the state.

Pizza Hut Huntington is located at 101 Frontage Rd., Huntington.



Girls can get advice on nail care at Markle library

Girls in grades four through 12 are invited to a "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" nail care workshop today, Monday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Markle branch, 197 E. Morse St. in Markle.

Each participant will learn  proper nail care, how to do their own manicure and have the chance to browse through the library's books on beauty crafts.

The workshop is free, and all materials will be provided.
Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required to attend, and space may be limited.


Swine Boosters will meet Thursday at Hier’s Park

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The agenda includes election of officers, selection of 2011 judge, proposed changes to swine project in 4-H Fair book, review of the pork chop tent and other business. 
Anyone with a nomination for a 2011 4-H swine project judge should submit a short biography to the executive committee prior to the Sept. 16 meeting.


9-11 service

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Pastor Patrick Haskins of Huntington Faith Center leads a prayer summit in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, at the Huntington County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 11


United Way fund-raising kick-off

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tracey Shafer, chairman of the 2010 Huntington County United Way fund-raising campaign, speaks during the campaign's kick-off meeting on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.


Spc. Chad Clements comes home

Townspeople show respect to fallen hero

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

As word spread that the plane carrying Spc. Chad Clements' body back from Afghanistan had been delayed, the people standing along the route the procession would take merely nodded - and stayed where they were.

An extra 45 minutes, they said, was a small price to pay to honor the soldier who had given his life.

"I'm just here to show my respect," said Fort Wayne resident Dean Mossburg as he stood at the edge of Flaxmill Road, holding a large American flag. "It's the least I can do."


Legion Riders, Post 7 bring American Veterans Traveling Tribute to Huntington Sept. 16-19

Photo courtesy of Lisa Luhrman

From Sept. 16 through 19, Huntington will play host to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute.

The visit of the memorial (also known as "The Wall") is made possible by the American Legion Riders Chapter 7 and American Legion Post 7.

On Sept. 15, The Wall will be escorted into Huntington from Columbia City.

Organizers are still seeking bikers to help with the escort.

"For riders who are interested, we will be leaving the American Legion Post 7 at 5 p.m.," states Joie Jodrey, veteran and chairperson for The Wall committee.


Walgreens offering flu shots at all stores

Walgreens, which has a store in Huntington, will provide flu shots at all 7,500 stores throughout the nation.

There is a price for the shots.

David Foerman, registered pharmacist at the local Walgreens, 1804 N. Jefferson St., says the store can bill Medicare and Medicaid, as well as some private insurers that cover the shot.

Shots are given by a pharmacist and are available for patients 14 years old and older anytime the pharmacy is open.


Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church to hold hog roast as youth fund-raiser

Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church will host a hog roast on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church's fellowship hall.

The menu includes pork, green beans, potatoes, desserts and a drink. Carry-out will be available.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for youth. Children 3 years and younger are free of charge.

The event is a youth fund-raiser.

The church is located at 1131 Etna Ave.



Love INC to serve dinner at KBC as fund-raiser

Love In the Name of Christ of Huntington County will be serving dinner at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This year's menu includes: stuffed chicken breast or baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll and butter, assorted salads and desserts, some of which will be sugar free.

There is a cost per dinner for the event, which is a fund-raiser for the organization.



Junior Leaders to meet this evening, Thursday, Sept. 9

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization will meet Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The main item of business will be the election of officers for the 2011 4-H club year.  Officer positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, health and safety officer, devotions leader, recorder and recreation.

Any 4-H member in grade seven or older who is interested in serving in an elected officer position must complete a Junior Leader Officer Application Form prior to the meeting.


maurices to host humane shelter fashion show

A fashion show to benefit the Huntington Humane Shelter will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Sponsored by maurices, the show is part of a company-wide campaign to raise support for animal shelters and increase pet adoptions. Local models will be used in the event.


Golf outing for shelter

Norwood Golf Course will host a "Florida Scramble" golf outing to benefit the Huntington County Humane Society on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served between noon and 1 p.m. Soft drinks, beer and snacks will be sold throughout the event.

The per-player registration fee includes cart, lunch, green fees, Mulligan's and Skins. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.


Bye graduates Air Force basic training in Texas

Photo provided.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin D. Bye graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Tammy Popp, of Indianapolis, and David Bye, of Huntington.


Huntington libraries now taking story time registrations

Registration for "Bee Happy - It's Story Time" is underway at both locations of Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children ages birth to 7 years old at the main library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning on Sept. 14 and 15.  Children ages 2 to 7 are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle branch library, 197 E. Morse St., beginning on Sept. 16.


62nd reunion

Photo provided.

The Huntington High School Class of 1948 held its 62nd class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the LaFontaine Golf Club. Entertainment was provided by David and Dianna Dean and 25 members were in attendance. They were (first row from left) Donna (Johnston) Winters, Joan (Morrett) Murphy, Barbara (Ziegler) Kaiser, Sally (Lowey) Hendricks, Barbara (Carr) Stoffel, Barbara (Frewer) Bell, Mary E.


HU physics professor Bratt to present findings from his summer project with university’s radio telescope

Huntington University has one of the few operational radio telescopes in the region.

Installed in 2003, the telescope has been invaluable to faculty research, college officials note. Now, Dr. Jonathan Bratt, assistant professor of physics, is testing its potential for undergraduate research.


Local Izaak Walton League names winners from shoots

The Huntington Izaak Walton League announces June and August shoot results.

Cross shoot winners for June were Wade Berry and Dick Meldrum. The trap winner was Eddie Heffelfinger, who won the first, second, third and fifth shoots. Jason Cooper won the fourth shoot, Mike Claubaugh won the sixth, and Bill Davis won the seventh shoot.

Heffelfinger also won the first, second, third and seventh shoots in the August trap shoot. Tyson Miller won the fourth shoot, and Chip Olinger won the fifth and sixth shoots.


CLF to offer six-week financial budgeting class

Christian Life Tabernacle has donated scholarship money to United Trust Financial, a non-profit business which offers a six-week financial budgeting class that focuses on money management.

The next course will be offered Sept. 13 through Oct. 18 on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sept. 14 through Oct. 19 on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.
The six-week class will cover budgeting, goal-setting, bankruptcy and more.

United Trust Financial is located at 943 Swan St. in Huntington.


Ladies Day Out is Sept. 18

Ladies Day Out - a day of pampering and shopping for moms, sisters, daughters and girlfriends - will be held Saturday Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Gathering Place.

Activities and featured items include massages, makeovers, raffle items, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, scarves, purses and handcrafted items.

There is no admission fee.

The event is sponsored by the ABWA Forks of the Wabash Chapter.

The Gathering Place is located at 547 Guilford St., Huntington, across from Trinity United Methodist Church.


Set Discovery Crew programs

The Huntington City-Township Public Library calls all first, second, and third grade students to register for Discovery Crew, a library program held Wednesday afternoons at 4:15 at the main library, 255 W. Park Drive.

Discovery Crew sessions begin Sept. 15 and continue through Nov. 10.


Troop 130 to hold event on Sept. 13

Boy Scout Troop 130, of Huntington, will host an open house on Sept. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The event is open to families with boys ages 11 to 17.
Troop 130 families will be available to answer questions about scouting. Participants will also witness a court of honor at which rank advancements and merit badges will be awarded.

Cake and punch will be served.

Troop 130 is the Wabash Valley District Troop of the Year for 2009 and has held that distinction for many years running.


Knights to host World Day of Prayer

The Huntington Knights of Columbus will be hosting a World Day of Prayer Service for Peace at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m.

The service is open to the general public of all religious denominations, and marks the ninth anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Rev. Augustine, assistant pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, will lead the short service.

St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 903 N. Jefferson St. in Huntington.

For more information, contact John Shields at 356-7519.



Bethesda welcomes Montgomery

Gospel singer Judith Montgomery will perform during the morning worship service at the Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews.

The service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 p.m.

Montgomery is a native of Shoals.

She performs mostly only songs she writes, and her teenage daughter accompanies her in many of the songs she performs.

There will be a carry-in dinner following the service.

Admission is free and the performance is open to the public.

Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church is located at 116 S. Main St. in Andrews.


College fair at MC on Sept. 29

High school students will meet representatives from 37 colleges, universities and technical schools at the 2010 Wabash County College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Manchester College in North Manchester.

The free event is open 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All high school students and their families are invited. No reservations are necessary for the event, to be held in the College Union on the east side of campus.


Honoring Spc. Chad Clements

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lisa Ormsby, Pat Johnson, Kelsey Butcher and Kathleen Wisel (from left), all employees of Schenkel's Dairy, hold a flag as a motorcyclist escorting the funeral procession of Spc. Chad Clements passes in front of their workplace on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The flag had been used to cover the casket of Johnson's late father-in-law, DeWayne Johnson, who served in World War II and the Korean War. Clements was killed on Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan.


Waiting for the procession

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Richard Shenefield, of Huntington, holds his American flag a few houses down and across the street from the home of Spc. Chad Clements' mother on Hitzfield Street on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, as he waits for the procession and the hearse with Clements' body to come through town. One of Shenefield's grandsons went to school with Clements, who was killed Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan.


Saluting a hero

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Parker Camomile, 2, waves a flag Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, as he waits for the body of Spc. Chad Clements, who was killed Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan, to return to Huntington in a funeral procession.


The tree says it all

Photo by Jessica Williams.

A sign reads, "Land of the Free ... Home of the Brave," on a tree in the front yard of the home of Spc. Chad Clements' mother and stepfather on Hitzfield Street in Huntington. The procession came from U.S.-24 and made its way to the funeral home from Flaxmill Road and Hitzfield Street.Clements was killed on Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan.


Waving the colors

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Sande Anderson, of Auburn, waves her American flag while waiting for Spc. Chad Clements' body to return to Huntington. Anderson is a friend of one of Clements' cousins and came out to show her support. Clements was killed on Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan.


Waiting for a hero

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lisa Ormsby, Pat Johnson, Kelsey Butcher and Kathleen Wisel (from left), all employees of Schenkel's Dairy, hold a flag as they wait in front of their workplace on Wednesday, Sept. 8, for Spc. Chad Clements' funeral procession to pass by. The flag had been used to cover the casket of Johnson's late father-in-law, DeWayne Johnson, who served in World War II and the Korean War. Clements was killed on Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan.


Democrat Club to hold monthly breakfast Saturday

The Huntington County Democratic Club will be holding its monthly breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the VFW beginning at 9 a.m.

The breakfast is open to the public with a small fee for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Fifth District Chairman Keith Clock will be the featured speaker.

He will discuss the upcoming elections and other matters concerning the Democratic Party.



Huntington House continuing its collection of gently used items for upcoming fund-raiser sale

Huntington House is continuing to accept items for its garage sale fund-raiser.

Gently used clothing, hard surfaced furniture and working appliances will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The sale will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 11, at Huntington House, 576 William St.

Sale times are Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Safety council to host ‘Domestic Violence in Workplace’ program

The Huntington County Safety Council is hosting the "Domestic Violence in the Workplace" program as part of its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the Huntington University Library conference room.

Interested persons are asked to register by today, Monday, Sept. 2. Contact information is listed below.

The program will be presented by Chynna M. Presley, education advocate with the YMCA.

Lunch will be provided for a fee, and includes a taco bar, chips and salsa, refried beans, Mexican rice and chocolate fudge mint cake.


Landgrave earns her doctorate with honors

Photo provided.

Lindsay Wyatt Landgrave, formerly of Roanoke, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Doctorate of Pharmacy on May 7.

While attending USC, Landgrave was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and was a recipient of the Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities award.

She is currently a pharmacy practice resident at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis and plans to complete an additional pharmacy residency to specialize in pediatrics.

Landgrave is the daughter of Philip and Joni Wyatt, of Roanoke.


HU starts public portion of capital campaign

Huntington University has launched the public portion of a $21 million capital campaign to renovate Becker Hall, build a new Studio Art Center, expand the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation (MCPER), and grow the University Fund and endowment.

"Together: The Campaign for Huntington University" was initiated in 2007 to improve and expand campus offerings and facilities.


Boys & Girls Club offering free meals on site

The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County is offering free and reduced-price meals at its sites in Huntington, Warren and Andrews.

Participants must meet income eligibility guidelines. Children in households that receive TANF or food stamp benefits or who are Head Start participants are automatically eligible for free meals.

Funding for the program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs.


PHH to offer free cribs

Parkview Huntington Hospital, through the "Cribs for Kids" program, is offering free portable cribs, crib sheets and pacifiers to families in need of a safe place for their infants to sleep.

Cribs for Kids is a safe-sleep education program for low-income families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.

Eligibility is based on financial need. Those who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid or Hoosier Health Wise are automatically eligible.


Several bus trip opportunities via Warren RoadRunners

The Warren RoadRunners will host several trips over the next few months.

Frankenmuth, MI, is the destination on Sept. 20.

The community, known as "Michigan's Little Bavaria," carriage rides, riverboat cruises, shopping and sightseeing.

The bus leaves at 7 a.m., and the deadline for registration is Sept. 18.

The group will attend a rehearsal of the Summit City Barbershop Chorus on Sept. 27 in Fort Wayne as the award-winning group prepares for a competition.


Waterfowl workshop set for Sept. 25 near North Webster

A waterfowl-hunting workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area near North Webster.

Instructed by Indiana Conservation Officers and DNR Wildlife Biologists, some topics of discussion will be:

• The history of waterfowl hunting.

• Waterfowl ID (study skins and wings available for hands on viewing).

• Decoy layout and blind placement.

• Waterfowl regulations.

• Waterfowl foods.


State husking contest Sept. 25 at FW

The 2010 Indiana Corn Husking Contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne.

The contest is open to all who enjoy corn harvest the way it was prior to mechanical pickers. Contest classes are by age groups; youth to senior citizens, men and women.

A contest consists of a participant husking from one row, throwing the ears in a horse drawn wagon. The corn is then weighed and inspected for excess shucks. Classes vary from 10 to 30 minutes.

Food is available, and the public is welcome.


Victory Noll to offer grief support program

Victory Noll Center will present the program, "Cherishing Our Memories: Remembering Through Grief," on Saturday, Sept. 25, to provide understanding on how to draw on memories to help deal with losses.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Victory Noll Center, located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

The leader for the event will be Ken Prather, who has been a volunteer grief and bereavement counselor for the past 10 years.

He is also the founder of Reaching for Joy.

Participants are asked to bring something they can share with the group as a memory.


First Church of Nazarene accepting orders for Sept. 25 AF distributions

First Church of the Nazarene is accepting orders for the Sept. 25 distribution date for Angel Food Ministries.

Orders will be taken now through Sept. 17 by noon.
Orders will be accepted at the church Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Cash or food stamps (EBT) are due at the time of order.
For more information, contact Marsha Sumwalt at 359-9856 or the church at 356-1614.

The September distribution day is Sept. 25 at the church, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Dillman Church to host blood drive

Dillman Church, near Warren, will host a Red Cross blood drive on Sept. 25 from 7 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall of the church.

Donors will receive a travel mug.

For more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment, call 375-3569, 375-2727 or 934-2422.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.


MDA Fill-The-Boot Campaign

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington city firefighter Mike Burnworth collects money on Saturday, Sept. 4, for the MDA Fill-the-Boot Campaign at the Etna Avenue traffic stop in Huntington in conjunction with the annual national MDA telethon over the Labor Day weekend. Firefighters throughout the nation man traffic stops as part of the campaign.


Warren tractor pull

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Donald Douglas has a cloud of smoke and the front end rising as he competes in the lightweight class of the Warren Labor Day Deadweight Tractor Pull on Saturday, Sept. 4.


UWIS raising funds with Sept. 14 meal

A fundraiser pancake breakfast will take place at the Salamonie Nature Center on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., to support projects and events put on by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

The event is being staged by The Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services group, which is raising funds to build a bird-of-prey raptor center at Salamonie Reservoir and seeking new members.


Clean up

Jesse Clark, an incoming freshman student at Huntington University, trims greenery at Helping Paws Pet Haven south of Huntington on Saturday, Aug. 28. Clark's work was part of the HU Plunge, a volunteer service event for all incoming HU students. The volunteer work was performed at Helping Paws, Pathfinder Services, the Church of Our Glorious King, the American Red Cross - Huntington County Chapter, the Parkview Huntington YMCA, the Salamonie Interpretive Center and Huntington Head Start.


Fall bazaar at Mt. Etna

The Mt. Etna United Methodist Women are planning their 2010 Fall Food and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They are currently reserving booth spaces for anyone who would like to show off and sell his or her handicrafts. Booth spaces are for an 8' by 8' booth and one table. Some booth spaces do have electricity. Booth spaces, tables and electricity are all on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of registration and booth payment.
All vendor types are welcome.


Move in

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Jake Finnegan (left) and Daniel Evans (right) help the Bortz family of Clarks Mill, PA move their sons into Huntington University's Wright Hall on freshman move-in day, Friday, Aug. 27. HU Student Development has said that this year's incoming class was the second-largest on record.


Paper Artisans holding ‘crop’ on Oct. 9 at Hier’s

The Paper Artisans Extension Homemakers Club is hosting a crop on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Hall at Hier's Park, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A crop is a day to get together with other scrap-bookers and card-makers to catch up on various projects, learn new techniques, observe demonstrations involving material and machines that others might be unfamiliar with and to enjoy reconnecting with friends and possibly make new ones.

There will be room to spread out and be creative, event officials say.


Lions hold KidSight training seminar in Indy

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Phil Ruppert, Herb Mills, Cindy Rice and Don Malone, members of Huntington and Andrews Lions Clubs Operation KidSight team, traveled to the Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank in Indianapolis Aug. 21 for a training seminar.

Indiana Lions, in conjunction with the Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank and the Indiana University department of Ophthalmology, offer free eye screening to children ages 2 through 5.


Roanoke Fall Festival parade participants have until Saturday to get registered for the event

This Saturday, Sept. 4, is the deadline for entries into the 57th Annual Roanoke Fall Festival Parade.

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m., the parade is sponsored by the Roanoke American Legion Post 160, and all parade entries must be registered with the Legion.

Numerous prizes will be awarded.

Check-in will be at St. Joseph's Catholic parking lot and line-up is at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Mike Sheets at 747-6926.

Entry forms are also available online at under the "Fall Festival" tab.


Korean War vets group to meet

The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the VFW Post 857, located at 2202 W. Main St., Fort Wayne.

The meeting will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with lunch after the meeting. Breakfast will not be served.

Spouses and friends are welcome to attend.



St. Peter again holding adult computer classes

Computer classes for adults will again be offered at the St. Peter Lutheran School, located at 605 Polk St. in Huntington.

The fall session will begin Sept. 20 and will end Nov. 19. Classes are planned Monday mornings at 10 a.m., Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. The classes last about 90 minutes.

Step-by-step printed instructions are handed out in each class, and hands-on practice time is provided. The networked computers have Internet access and have several kinds of useful software.


Ultimate tailgate

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Bryan Parker cooks burgers at the Ultimate Tailgate Party at Kriegbaum Field before the Huntington North High School varsity football game against Carmel on Friday, Aug. 27. The event was a fundraiser for the Huntington Quarterback Club.