Ghoulish wedding

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Bart Willard (left) officiates the wedding ceremony between Mike and Melissa Antonides, on Thursday, Oct. 1. The event marked the opening of the Haunted Hotel, located in downtown Huntington, on Jefferson St.

Pulse Opera House to sell fresh evergreens as expense fund-raiser

The Pulse Opera House will sell fresh evergreens for its annual fundraiser to help offset the operating expenses of the theater in Warren.

Evergreens will be sold until Oct. 24. Several different types of wreaths, swags, live trees, centerpieces and garlands are available for purchase.

Purchases can be made by calling 375-2436 or 375-3329 or in person at the opera house on Oct. 23 or 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The evergreens are also available to ship.


Red Cross offers CPR, babysitting training classes in month of October

The Huntington County American Red Cross is offering CPR classes and babysitting training sessions in October.

Those who have already been trained in CPR can earn recertification in adult CPR during a session offered on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Red Cross says that individuals who have repeated training in CPR have greater knowledge retention and more confidence in their skills than those who participate infrequently in the training.

Safety council to discus crisis prevention program

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Oct. 14 in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Patsy Hendricks, RN, director of clinical services at Parkview Behavioral Health, will present "Crisis Prevention in the Workplace."

Registration is required by Friday, Oct. 9.

For more information, contact Holly Sale, HCSC president, at 355-3203 or


Andrews Town Council to meet Wednesday

The Andrews Town Council will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall.

This is a change from the regularly scheduled date of the second Monday of the month.

For additional information, call the clerk-treasurer's office at 786-3848.


Wilson Gallery features works by Newell

Huntington University's Robert E. Wilson Gallery will feature works by award-winning Indiana artist Pamela Chase Newell from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14.

The exhibit will include luminous oil and pastel paintings of landscapes, gardens and still-life pieces.

"I paint the transient light and color that captivates me and hope the moment portrayed touches the heart of the viewer," Newell says in her artist statement.

The gallery will host an artist reception for Chase Newell at 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Future Foresters in HU Homecoming Parade

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The children of Huntington University faculty and staff participate in the HU Homecoming Parade on Friday evening, Oct. 2.

Sweet ride for the president

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington University President G. Blair Dowden (second from left) and his wife, Kris (left) ride down the Huntington University Homecoming Parade route in the back of an antique Ford owned and driven by Ed Smith.

Huntington University announces homecoming royalty

Amos Rawley (right), a Bible and religion major from Greencastle, PA, was named king, and Katie Aeschliman, a public relations major from Stryker, OH, was crowned queen when the Huntington University student body crowned its homecoming royalty Oct. 2.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Seniors in the homecoming court included Melissa Keighin, a social work major from Carlock, IL; Danielle Miller, a communication studies major from Findlay, OH; Jessica Rhode, a nursing major from Japan; Matthew Cable, a youth ministries and missions major from Chambersburg, PA; Joel Reichenbach, a youth ministries major from Bluffton, OH; and Peter Owens, a Bible and religion major from Indianapolis.

Representing the freshman class were court attendants Lauren Kerr, a missions major from Lake Orion, MI, and George Halim, a broadcasting major from Canada.

Harlem Ambassadors to perform Oct. 14

The Harlem Ambassadors will be brining their hoop artistry and laughs to the Huntington North High School Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., thanks to the efforts of the Huntington Lions Club.
Photo provided.

The Harlem Ambassadors will bring their professional basketball show to Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The traveling team will face a local team made up of former Huntington University and Huntington North High School basketball standouts, along with several local business persons, in a game beginning at 7 p.m. in the Huntington North High School gym.

The game is sponsored by the Huntington Lions Club, and all proceeds will be used for youth projects sponsored by the Lions Club.

Landfill project moving forward

The Common Council of the City of Huntington and the Board of Public Works and Safety held a special joint meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the council room in the City Building.

The two panels acted on the lease of an amount of land in the city landfill to Nature's Fuel, a company that is known as a "Waste To Energy" facility that converts solid waste into bio-oil, says City Landfill Director Ann Tompkins.

County BZA to review tower request

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals reviewed an application for a communications tower and received an update on a biodiesel permit granted one year ago at the BZA's meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Tom Farms, LLC, requested a special exemption to allow placement of a 140-foot communications tower at 4561W-1200N-35, South Whitley. The BZA approved his request, and the tower will be used for GPS in farm equiptment.

Sale for a cause

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Melissa Ivey (left), of Community Link Federal Credit Union, helps Sheryl Rea with her purchase on Friday, Sept. 25. Employees donated items for a sidewalk sale, with the proceeds to benefit the United Way campaign.

Seeking shoebox of gifts for needy children

Franklin Graham's Samaritan Purse Organization sponsors the Operation Christmas Child Program that collects gift-wrapped shoeboxes for needy children around the world.

Each year they ask churches, youth groups, 4-H Clubs, Scout Troops, families or individuals to get out their shoeboxes and fill them to send to a child in a poor country. These boxes can be filled with small toys, crayons, colored pencils, paper, toothbrush and paste, brush and comb, soap bar and wash rag, or anything else unbreakable or able to be mailed that can fit into it.

Benefit for family of Tena Johnson on Oct. 10 to include golf, auction

A benefit for the family of the late Tena Johnson will be held Saturday, Oct. 10.

Activities will include a golf tournament at Norwood Golf Club and a hog roast and benefit auction in downtown Andrews.

Johnson died in a car crash on Sept. 2, leaving a 12-year-old daughter as well as an adult daughter behind. She lived in Andrews and worked at Miller's Pub in Andrews.