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Sept. Junior Rotarians announced

Kenadie Working (second from left) and Haley Newton (third from left) are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for September. With them are Rotary Club sponsor Nicole Johnson (left) and Rotary Club President Megan Reckelhoff. Not pictured is Newton’s Rotary Club sponsor Rose Wall.
Photo by Emily Wyatt.

Kenadie Working and Haley Newton are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for September.

Working is the daughter of Erin and Taylor Working. At Huntington North High School (HNHS), Working is involved in Huntington youth leadership and is on the basketball team.

Working is employed at First Federal Savings Bank as a teller and at the Etna Avenue Dairy Queen. She enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping and traveling.

Her future plans include going to college to study psychology and eventually become a therapist.

Genealogical Society to meet Oct. 6

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Huntington County Genealogical Society will have a combined live and virtual meeting. The topic will be "Cemetery Rules and Regulations" presented remotely by Jeanine Reagan-Dinius.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Keefer Center of the Huntington City-Township Public Library with in-person attendance limited to a maximum of 15 individuals.

Online access will be through Zoom. Call 356-0824 or e-mail the Keefer Center at for virtual meeting access.

Homecoming Court 2021

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The Huntington North High School student body recently voted for their Homecoming Royalty court members and Senior Court members. Featured are (front row, from left) freshman Molly Daugherty, junior Madison Ptak, seniors Alayna Pohler, Avery Drabenstot, Haley Newton, Addy Wiley and sophomore Kelsey Stout, as well as (back row, from left) freshman Jason Teusch, junior Drew Baker, seniors Jaxon Moore, Cam McCarver, Bailey Newton, Gavin Babb and sophomore Tucker McClure.

Huntington processing facility to become part of Reiter Dairy soon

Reiter Dairy, a Midwestern dairy processor, has announced that the milk processing facility, located at 1019 Flaxmill Road, is transitioning to become a part of the Reiter Dairy family.

Reiter has been nourishing families in the Midwest with dairy products for nearly 90 years. Today, Reiter Dairy is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative that helps support local dairy farm families.

Collect walnuts to donate to Love INC fundraiser

Love INC is hosting a fall walnut drive, which will be a fundraising event for the organization.

Walnuts may be dropped off at several different locations around Huntington County today, Monday, Sept. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 27:

• Huntington – Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St.

• Warren – Heritage Pointe of Warren, 801 Huntington Ave.
• Roanoke – Economy Machine Products, 9492 N. U.S.-24.

Other locations will also be available. They are:

United Way hosts Campaign Kick-off

The United Way of Huntington County had their 2021 Campaign Kickoff and Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 17. Featured are (from left) United Way Executive Director and CEO Kyle Metzger, United Way Director of Resource and Community Development Orion McCormack, Campaign Chairs Jay and Carlene Peters and United Way Board Chair Megan Reckelhoff posing with a Dolly Parton cutout to represent the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program that recently became available in Huntington County.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The United Way of Huntington County began their 2021 Campaign with a kick-off party and Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 17.

The event started at the GQT Huntington 7 Theater, where prominent local leaders of the United Way shared various updates regarding this year’s campaign. The campaign video for this year was also shown.

United Way Executive Director and CEO Kyle Metzger took the stage to share how the United Way is making an effort to keep the community informed on what the United Way is and what they do.

Spirit Day at Roanoke

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Counselor Ron Goetz (center) along with CeCe Blackburn (left) and Lauren Waterhouse dressed up in special Hawaiian apparel for Roanoke Elementary School’s Read-A-Thon Spirit Day on Friday, Sept. 17.

Public Lands Day taking place this weekend

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26. That means it’s time to get outside and choose a favorite outdoor activity at one of the many DNR properties throughout Indiana (

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort involving public lands. Many properties are hosting volunteer events, but every act of kindness counts.

Huntington North FFA receives Kudos Grant

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Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) Board Member Becky Souder passed along one of her Kudos Grants to the Huntington North High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) in preparation for their upcoming Mum and Pumpkin Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Learning Center Parking Lot. Featured (from left) are FFA members Phoebe Landrum, Abagayle Wright, Cameron Richison, Mason Miller, Tyson Thompson, Luke Trickle and Drew Miller.

HFH receives a grant for ‘Meat’ The Need initiative

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a $1,500 grant from NRA Hunters for the Hungry to support its “Meat” the Need initiative.

According to Feeding America, approximately 834,500 Indiana residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 240,000 of which are children. Deb Treesh, executive eirector of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, said that the funds received will be used to pay processing fees on donated livestock and deer, with the meat being given to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Indiana.

Huntington University announces enrollment

Huntington University’s (HU) fall 2021 enrollment numbers are officially locked in at 1,363 total students. Though down slightly from last year’s record enrollment, this number is still up overall when looking at the last five years of data.

“While many universities across the country are reporting downward trends over the past few years or small upticks after extremely low enrollment in 2020, Huntington University is pleased to be consistent with steady enrollment growth in key areas,” said Daniel Solms, vice president for enrollment management and marketing.