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Some Lincoln students qualify for free tutoring to help them catch up

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, a Learning Fair was held at Lincoln Elementary to inform Lincoln parents about the free tutoring being offered to their students.

Based on the ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress - Plus) scores, Lincoln has failed to meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) for the past four years. Because of this, Lincoln is to offer free tutoring to eligible students, or a Supplemental Educational Service (SES).

Geders offers chiropractic services in return for 'Coats for Kids'

Dr. Stephen Geders and staff are partnering with The Salvation Army to give the gift of warmth by sponsoring Coats for Kids from Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 9.

Geders will donate his time and services for this cause.
By bringing in a new coat, new patients will receive a case history, orthopedic and neurological exam, and a written report of the findings. Existing patients may also help support this effort by donating a new coat and receive a credit on their account.

Ready to service

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Five new reserve officers were sworn in Thursday, Sept. 24, as members of the Huntington Police Department by Huntington Clerk-Treasurer Christi Scher (right). The new officers are (from left) Skyler Beard, Caleb Crago, Cole Lahr, Jason Smith and Ben Spurgeon. The reserves have received 40 hours of basic law enforcement training. Full-time officers Jay Kyle, the assistant chief, and Chris McCutcheon coordinate the reserves program.

High school, middle school students invited to enter VFW's essay contests

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2689, Huntington, and the Ladies Auxiliary are again sponsoring the "Voice of Democracy" scholarship competition for high school students, and the "Patriot's Pen" essay contest for middle school students through Nov. 1.

The two contests are open to qualifying students at all public, private, parochial and home schools in Huntington County.

This year's Voice of Democracy essay topic is "Does America still have heroes?"

All submissions must include a typed copy of the work as well as a recording.

Victory Noll Center will host festival and open house on Sunday afternoon

Victory Noll Center celebrates the season with a fall festival and open house on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Held on the grounds of Victory Noll, the festival will feature activities for the whole family, including walking the labyrinth, a scavenger hunt and a hayride.

Refreshments will be available with donuts, popcorn and apple cider.

The facilities of Victory Noll Center will also be open for tours, and Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will be on hand to talk with visitors.

Victory Noll is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

Haunted House opens on Oct. 2

Starting Friday, Oct. 2 will be the annual Haunted Hotel, sponsored by the Huntington Jaycees.

It will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. It will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays; Oct. 15, 22 and 29.

The Hotel, 13th Floor, is located at 511 N. Jefferson St. in downtown Huntington.

Visit or call 888-932-1827 for information regarding ticket prices, Hotel details and other inquiries.


HU to host Denver & the Mile High Orchestra on Oct. 2

Denver & the Mile High Orchestra will bring its signature big band style to Huntington University on Oct. 2.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The concert is part of the university's 2009 Homecoming celebration, "We Are HU!"

"They are unique since they are the only nationally promoted Christian group perform-ing and recording in a big band style with a distinctly Christian message," said Steve Pozezanac, director of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Noon Kiwanis Club installs officers

Lisa Garrott (left), new president of the Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club, receives the gavel from Happi Stoffel, lieutenant governor of the Wabash Valley District of Kiwanis.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club installed new officers and board members for 2010 during a meeting on Sept. 24.

New officers are Lisa Garrott, president; Steve Stull, president-elect; Nick Scheer, vice president; Nella Scher, treasurer/secretary; and Ron Tinkle, past president.

New board members are Sandy Seacott, Agnes Baker and Tom Lund. Each will serve a three-year term.


HU to host Band Invitational Concert Oct. 6

Huntington University will host its seventh annual Band Invitational Concert on Oct. 6.

The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the university's Merillat Centre for the Arts in the Zurcher Auditorium.

The Huntington University Wind Ensemble, with Director Dr. Robert Lynn, will share this concert with the Riverview Middle School band, with Director Jim Court, and the Nazarene Church Band, with Conductor Dr. George W. Killian.

Roanoke library to hail century

The Roanoke Public Library will turn 100 years old on Feb. 10, 2010 and is inviting the community to be a part of this celebration.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, the Friends of the Roanoke Public Library will host a free presentation by Michael S. Hart, inventor of eBooks and founder of Project Gutenburg. After the presentation there will be birthday cake and light refreshments for everyone.

A benefit auction will be held on Saturday, April 24. This will consist of a silent auction and a live auction. Light refreshments will also be available.

Band performance

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Members of the trombone section of the Huntington North High School marching band and the HNHS color guard perform their 2009 show, "Time," at an exhibition hosted by the band on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

HU offering PE for home-schoolers

Huntington University's Department of Physical Education is offering a physical education program for elementary-aged homeschooled children.

The department will have nine sessions this fall. Class time is from 2:15 to 3:03 p.m. in the field house of the university's Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recrea-tion. The dates for the sessions are Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; Nov. 5, 12 and 19; and Dec. 3.

HU TV program earns peer group recognition

HTV, a weekly news program written, directed, produced and edited by Huntington University students, earned recognition at the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters' 2009 College State Awards.

HTV took the gold in the TV Newscast College Category for a show produced as a team in May 2009. Adam Widener, of Whiteland, was the producer, and Brittany Christian, of Carmel, was the director. Both were senior broadcasting majors at the time of the broadcast and graduated in May 2009.

Birding outing

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Salamonie Birding Club held a special event at Huntington Nursery on Saturday, Sept. 19. Sister Grace Samblanet (fore-ground) and (background from left) John Shields, Sandra Watkins and Ellen Eppard were among those looking for feathered friends.