Bellamy to present program on French influence in local history at historical museum open meet

Cindy (left) and Randy Bellamy are dressed in pre-Revolutionary War era garb. Randy Bellamy, who portrays a French trader, will speak at a Huntington County Historical Society program on March 16 about the French influence in Huntington County.
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On Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m., the Huntington Historical Museum will hold an open meeting.

Randy Bellamy, dressed as a pre-Revolutionary War era French fur trader, will present a program on French influence in Huntington County.

Bellamy and his friends have been French re-enactors for 17 years, traveling to festivals in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Upcoming programs include Joe Krom presenting, "William Wells at the Forks of the Wabash," on May 18.
The museum is located at 315 Court St.


Huntington University announces new bachelor’s degree in marketing to start this coming autumn

Huntington University is offering a new Bachelor of Science in marketing degree beginning this fall.

The marketing degree will be offered through the university's business and economics department. Classes will focus on the principles of marketing, salesmanship, market research, consumer behavior, business communication, financial management and advertising and promotion. Enrollment is currently under way.

Extension office announces 4-H calendar of events for March 15-18

Purdue Extension Cooperative Extension - Huntington County Office announces it 4-H calendar of events for the week of Monday, March 15.

They are:

Monday, March 15
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - Tractor Club meets at Koenig Equipment.

Tuesday, March 16
6 p.m. - Shotgun, Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - Rifle and Muzzleloader clubs will meet at Warren Sportsman's Club.

6 p.m. - Radio Control Driving. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Gately will sign books, lead retreat at Victory Noll Center

Edwina Gately

Internationally-known speaker, writer, advocate, poet and mother Edwina Gateley will bring her message to Victory Noll Center with a pair of events in April.

On Friday, April 23, Gateley will be on hand for a gathering and book-signing of her new book, "In God's Womb: A Spiritual Memoir." On Saturday, April 24, she will lead a day-long retreat, "In God's Womb: Your Soul Journey With God."

HU professor will present piano recital on March 23

Dr. Patricia Spedden, professor of music at Huntington University, will present a piano recital on Tuesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts.

The recital will feature piano arrangements from her two CD recordings - classical works blended with hymns and praise songs - against a backdrop of visual images and nature sounds.

Shaping the future

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Mike Gibson, a State Farm agent from Roanoke, speaks during the Huntington County Regional Vision 2020 meeting on Tuesday, March 9, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. Community leaders present were split into five groups for each of the Northeast Indiana Foundation's pillars - Quality of Place, 21st Century Talent, Infrastructure, Competitive Business Climate and Entrepreneurship. The purpose of the meeting was to develop a vision aimed at shaping the vitality of the regional economy.

Warren church sends pastor into retirement

Gerald Moreland (right) and his wife Ruth celebrate Moreland’s retirement on Jan. 10 from the Warren Church of Christ after a 45-year career as a pastor in Ohio, Markle and Warren. He is now a chaplain for Heritage Pointe.
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On Jan. 10, a secret operation - codenamed "G-ment" - was conducted at the Warren Church of Christ to celebrate the 45-year career of the church's pastor, Gerald Moreland.

The event, short for "Gerald's retirement," was planned by numerous people, including his wife Ruth. The couple's four children - Rachel, Angela, Sarah and Luke - along with four guests spoke of Moreland during his last service, which drew an estimated 280 people. That is almost double the average Sunday attendance of 150.

When Moreland first went to Warren six years ago, he says the number was 50.

Explaining the rules

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington University students Curt Sanders (left) and Melissa Hicks go over the rules of "Capture the Continents" to a group of second and third grade homeschool students on Thursday, March 11. The activity, held at the university's fieldhouse, was part of physical education class for elementary-aged students.

School board votes to reduce members’ pay

At the request of Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees President Kevin Patrick, the board unanimously approved a reduction of their compensation during their meeting on Monday, March 8.

The reduction includes a 10 percent cut to the yearly stipend of $2,000 given to each board member and a reduction from $112 to $100 for each special meeting attended by a member.

The new figures are effective April 1.

Former Huntington County business owner offers free prom dresses

High School girls in Huntington County have a chance to look great for prom night, for free.

Sue Mygrant, the former owner of Wedding Rentals and More, has 75 prom dresses she wants to give away to local high schoolers.

"I didn't know what else to do with them," Mygrant says. "There are people out there struggling to make it, and I wanted to help out the community."

Good Citizen Award

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Taylor Phillip Allred (fourth from left) recently received the Good Citizen Award from the Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. With him are (from left) his father, Tom Allred; DAR State Regent Martha Barnhart; local Regent Alice Stickler; Taylor Allred; his mother, Cindy Allred; and local DAR historian Jean Kaltenmark.

Salamonie School PROS group to hold fund-raising carnival

The Salamonie School PROS will be holding their bi-annual carnival on Friday, March 26. A supper will be held from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. The games will start promptly at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.

The supper will consist of walking tacos, nachos, hot dogs, chili dogs and East of Chicago pizza. There will be numerous games for all ages, including inflatable interactive games and raffles as well.

All games, food and raffles will require tickets, which can be purchased ahead of time.

Huntington Democrat Party to hold business meeting Tuesday, March 16

The Huntington Democrat Party will hold a business meeting on Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the party's headquarters.

The meeting will include the election of a vice chair, which due to Indiana Laws, must be female.
Interested women can send a letter of candidacy to Chairman Jim Long, at 2066 Sabine St., Huntington, IN 46750.

The meeting is mandatory for precinct committee members.
The headquarters is located at 20 N. Jefferson St.


Applications being taken for scholarship

Huntington County HELP, Inc. for Disabled Citizens will award a scholarship in memory of the late board member John Decker.

The John Decker Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded to a Huntington county resident who is a high school senior or a student enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in post high school studies who has or has had a physical or learning disability.
Disability must be documented with an IEP, a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or a physician's letter.

Master Gardener instructs group on making rain barrel

On Saturday, March 6, Master Gardener Richard Wymer instructs a small group on how to make their own rain barrel. The workshop instructed participants on the benefits of using rain barrels to help in water conservation as well as for environmental reasons.