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Laurie Park's musical tones

Weather permitting, Club Saxophone will be performing in Laurie Park on Thursday evening, Aug. 25 at 7 pm. The City of Huntington and the Erie Band are sponsoring the free concert. This will be the final parks concert of the summer for the group. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for your comfort and convenience.

Pet parade planned

The annual 4-H Pet Parade will be held July 26 at 7 p.m. in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, as part of the fair.
Children aged 9 and younger may participate if they are not enrolled in the regular 4-H program. Mini 4-H member are eligible to enter.
Participants may choose to enter their pets as individuals or as groups. They are encouraged to wear a costume and dress up their pet. Each child will receive a prize.
The Huntington County Farm Bureau, Inc. is the parade sponsor.
For more information call 672 - 2611.

Two-EE’s receive medal

A wine produced by Two-EE’s Winery in Roanoke was recently awarded the bronze medal in the prestigious 2022 TEXSOM Awards.

Two EE’s 2020 Touriga Nacional, a dry red wine, competed against 2,000 collective entries worldwide, where only a fraction of submissions are awarded medals. It was Two EE’s first year participating in the competition.

Marleigh LaVine wins competitions, conducts fundraiser

Marleigh LaVine shows off her trophies and crown.
Photo by Frederick's Photography

Marleigh LaVine competed in the Sunburst State pageant in Indianapolis and was crowned Indiana’s Overall Princess for ages 5 – 27.

She competed with approximately 50 contestants in both the 7 to 10-year-old division and the overall category that encompassed all contestants in the 5 to 27-year-old divisions.

She also competed in several other award categories, including swim, school, patriotic, and formal wear.

Rolling into Roanoke to take place July 23

Rolling Into Roanoke, Northeast Indiana’s premier annual car event, will be July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Historic Downtown Roanoke and Park.
It’s a family-friendly event where admission is free and spectator parking is just $5 per car.

Event day registration for show cars is $30 for downtown if there is space available and $10 in the park.

There will be 25 sponsor-chosen favorites, so every vehicle is eligible for a specialty award. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m.

Roanoke Auxiliary announces scholarship winner

During the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 meeting on July 5 at the American Legion Post in Roanoke, President Barb Carroll introduced the Roanoke Auxiliary Scholarship winner Ryleigh Alles.

Alles is a 2022 graduate of Homestead High School. She plans to attend St. Mary’s College to study mathematics before continuing to Notre Dame to study engineering. She hopes to have a career in civil engineering.

Alles is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a three-year Junior member before moving up to senior status at age 18.

Area youngsters participate in Camp HERO activities

Conservation Officer Andrew Harman teaches a camper how to scuba dive in the YMCA pool.
Photo by Claire Butler

Chief Deputy Chad Hammel and Scott Craft ran Camp HERO on July 11 - 14 to teach kids about law enforcement offices and overall safety.

Camp Hero stands for Honor, Excellence, Respect, and with all three of those it can lead to Opportunities.

Over the course of four days, Law enforcement officers, such as conservation officers, paramedics, police officers, and firefighters volunteered and taught kids about law enforcement and safety in all situations.

Recent rain a blessing for farmers

As if planned strategically by someone hoping to grill over the holidays, much-needed rainfall hit the area not long after the annual Independence Day celebration wound to a close.

For local farmers, the precipitation was welcomed in earnest, as crops planted in May began showing distress from a longer-than-normal spell of dry conditions.

Markle Historical Society to host scan-a-thon event

The Markle Historical Society is hosting a scan-a-thon on July 18 from noon – 7 p.m. at the Markle historical Society on Sparks Street.

Volunteers will make high resolution scans while lenders wait or schedule a time to leave items with the Markle historical Society in advance.
The scans and catalog records will be uploaded into the online catalog at All items will be carefully handled and immediately returned to the owners.

Historic Warren acquires building

The former PNC Bank building was recently donated to Historic Warren with the intent that it will be used for economic revitalization through support for entrepreneurs and artists in the community.

Historic Warren writes, “We appreciate this opportunity and what it will provide to the Town of Warren. We are exploring options and ideas currently with the guidance of Indiana Landmarks. We want to bring economic growth and vibrancy to our downtown.”