Cleaning it up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Russell Ainslie (right) paddles a flat boat on the Little River, as students from Huntington North High School (background) tread the water alongside their boat, which served as a collector for trash and debris they removed from the river on Saturday, Sept. 15. A dozen volunteers entered the river at Elmwood Park to work on the project. It was sponsored by the Huntington County SWCD, which received a grant from Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Watershed Management grant to clean up a 1.5 mile stretch of the river between Elmwood Park and the Forks of the Wabash.

Local woman sets up MD fund-raiser at Skyzone

Jillena Millington, of Huntington, has set up a fund-raiser for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy patients on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Skyzone in Fort Wayne.

The event will raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a research center for muscular dystrophy. Half of the proceeds will go to muscular dystrophy research and the other half will go to helping children afflicted with the disease, Millington notes.

Nazarene Church holds ‘Freedom Sunday’ svc.

Huntington Church of the Nazarene will observe Freedom Sunday on Sept. 23, in support of anti-human trafficking.
Currently, 40 million people worldwide are slaves in sex exploitation and/or labor. No U.S. state is exempt.

Attendees can learn more in the 10:30 a.m. service.

The church is located at 1555 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Auction night benefits New Life Ministries

New Life Ministries has announced its Annual Benefit Auction set for Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cottage Event Center located at 9524 U.S.-24, Roanoke.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. There will be raffles, door prizes and a wide variety of items available at the auction. Items such as certificates for events, dining and services are donated by churches, businesses and individuals.

New Roanoke fire truck has been completed

The Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck has been completed, learned the Roanoke Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Firefighter Ryan Carroll reported that representatives from the department would be traveling to the truck’s builder, Summit Fire Apparatus, in Edgewood, KY, on Friday, Sept. 28, to inspect the truck. If the vehicle meets their approval, Summit will deliver it to Roanoke in mid-October, said Carroll.

TCU kicks off HU year with Forester Fund gift

Kay Schwob (left), senior director of advancement operations at Huntington University, and Marcy Hawkins (right), director of the Forester Fund, receive a donation of $2,500 from Gwen Burns (center), Teachers Credit Union Service Center manager. The money will go to help HU students with financial aid for their education.
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 Teacher’s Credit Union kicked off the new scholastic year by presenting Huntington University with a $2,500 check to support the Forester Fund.

 “Education is a major focus of the TCU Foundation and we are pleased to make this contribution to assist local students in their pursuit of a college education,” said Angie Dvorak, TCU’s vice president of marketing. “We appreciate the work of Huntington University and are pleased to partner with them.”

Teacher’s Credit Union was created by a band of teachers to promote empowerment and financial literacy as well as education.

Monarchs are topic at Salamonie Preschool on Sept. 26

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Amazing Monarchs,” on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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

Participants will hike, hunt for butterflies and make a craft. Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Hickory Creek admin earns WGU master’s

Alexis Arnold
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Hickory Creek at Huntington Administrator Alexis Arnold recently earned a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from Western Governors University.

Arnold completed the degree program on Aug. 15. Arnold says she gained “in-depth knowledge on how to lead people in healthcare, which will allow Hickory Creek at Huntington to provide better healthcare services to the residents we serve.”

Arnold’s capstone project was an action plan to solve the nursing department staffing issues within nursing facilities.

Radio group sets next meet

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Cafe of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming an amateur radio operator.

Trinity UMC moves its monthly free lunch site

Trinity United Meth-odist Church has moved the location of its monthly free Saturday lunches because of flooding in the dining area of the church.

The new location will be at the New Life Meal Ministry, 323 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The dates of the free lunches will be Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and March 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each date.

For more information call the TUMC church office at 356-0961.

Lovely day for a stroll

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Audra Martinez, of Huntington, takes advantage of the sunny, cooler weather Wednesday, Sept. 12, to walk her dog, “Nancy,” a boxer-lab mix, down Oak Street.

Senior line dancing

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Angela Pearson (foreground center) leads the Huntington County Senior line dancers class through the steps at the Senior Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Members of the class include (from left) Jean Mettler, Janet Berg, Pearson, Ethelind Mann (mostly hidden), Judy Wibel and Connie Kaylor.

Civic group announces third class of honorees

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One man offered up his own life to save countless others and helped to make the United States a global power. A local dentist ushered in the modern era of his profession. Two women blazed new trails, one as a pioneering law enforcement officer and another in service to the children of her community.

Community Choirs to offer classes at Heritage Pointe starting Oct. 1

The Community Choirs of Huntington County invite children ages 4 to 6 to join in classes beginning Oct. 1, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington, 1180W-500N, Huntington.

The classes will help children gain skills to build confidence, experience joy and increase brain power while growing into a young musician, say organizers.

There is a cost for the eight-class fall session. Visit 580305 to register online or call Belinda Cotton at 355-0372.

Salamonie Senior Lunch set for October 1 at the Interpretive Center

The monthly Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be on Monday, Oct.1, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

Guest speaker Beth Hauenstein will share her adventures in the Alaskan wilderness.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. The main dish, bean soup, will be provided. A small donation will be accepted.

Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. Reservations may be made by calling 468-2127.

Senior Luncheons are open to those ages 50 and older.