United Way plans drive-through ‘Trunk-or-Treat’

The United Way of Huntington County is hosting a Halloween event for families in Huntington County looking for a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The “Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat” will be an opportunity for children to collect Halloween treats from local agencies and businesses that serve the Huntington community, all from the comfort of their own vehicles. The event will be free, but donations will be encouraged.

Senior night performance

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Performing during half-time of Huntington North High School’s senior night football game are members of the Huntington North band and color guard. Senior night was held on Friday, Sept. 4 for members of the football players and managers, cheerleaders, cross-country runners, band members and color guard members.

Day at the lake

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A young girl takes a break from biking to soak in the tranquil scene at Salamonie Lake Reservoir on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Voices of Veterans to perform concert on Facebook Live, Saturday, Sept. 12

Voices of Veterans will perform in a live Facebook concert event on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Formed in 2016, Voices of Vets provides free live music by professional musicians to veteran homes across America. With the onset of COVID-19, veterans are on lockdown and many cannot leave their homes. LiveVoices of Vets is seeking assistance to help fund the purchase of digital devices like iPads and tablets to donate to veterans homes so that veterans may have access to livestream concerts and other virtual experiences while maintaining social distancing practices.

Flu shots available to the public at Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 24

Walgreens pharmacists will be on hand to administer flu shots at the Senior Center, located at 500 MacGahan St., on Thursday, Sept. 24.

The shots will be available to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Seniors are especially encouraged to participate in the program. Those who have Medicare or Medicaid cards may bring their cards with them when they get their flu shot and Walgreens will process charges.

Medical equipment available on loan from Huntington County Senior Ctr.

The Senior Center has several pieces of medical equipment available for loan.

There are wheelchairs, walkers, commodes and shower chairs available. Wheelchairs are available for a small deposit fee. If a wheelchair is not returned by the end of the three-month agreement, the desposit will be forfeited.

The Senior Center policy is to loan for three months at a time. Renewals are accepted with a phone call and there is no charge. On the fifth and subsequent months, a small rental fee will be assessed.

Cook & Belle to perform in Warren’s next Final Friday concert on Sept. 25

Warren’s 2020 Final Friday Outdoor Concert Series continues with Cook & Belle in concert on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Park in downtown Warren.

Cook & Belle feature ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll.

The event is sponsored by Warren Area Chamber of Commerce, Hy-Line North America, Parkview Physicians Group and Golfo di Napoli.

Riverside Park is located on Ind.-218, at the corner of 1st and Main streets.

Honey of a deal

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Searching for flavored honey sticks at the Templar Farms booth on the last evening of the Roanoke Farmers Market are (from third from left) Bella Lewandowski and Rachael Lewandowski, both of Decatur, Nick Powell, of Woodburn, and Victoria Lewandowski, of Decatur. Manning the booth is Peter Stockfish (left), of Andrews. Friday, Sept. 4, was the last day for the 2020 market.

Reception planned for Crestwoods Gallery artists

Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is welcoming fall with an artist reception, Saturday Oct. 3.

Visitors may stop in the store from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

Crestwoods is following all guidelines for COVID-19 and ask that attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing.

The gallery is large enough to accommodate up to 40 people. The staff is able to meet customers by appointment to view the artwork through Oct. 31.

Small businesses offered grants from Rural LISC

The Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is offering assistance to small businesses in Huntington County.

Businesses in need of help with COVID-19 expenses are encouraged to fill out an application online at

Thanks to support from a variety of funders, LISC is providing grants to small businesses to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies through this challenging period.

Huntington’s farmers market will continue at Central Christian Church

The Huntington Farmers Market will be held each Wednesday through Oct. 28.

The Farmer’s Market is located in the parking lot of Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.

Vendors are welcome to sell from tables, tents or their car.

Each participant will be charged a small fee each Wednesday for their selling area. Vendors are required to wear masks and gloves, along with supplying hand sanitizer for customers visiting their site.

Items such as vegetables, fruits, plants, baked goods, craft items, handmade jewelry and more are available.

Getting ready for fall

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jessaleen Bealer, of Huntington, picks out fall-themed decorations at a booth at the Huntington County Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The near-perfect weather brought lots of shoppers to the event.

Book collecting

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jim Lenn, of Huntington, searches through boxes of books on Saturday, Sept. 5, in hopes of finding titles on World War II. Lenn was seeking his treasures at the Huntington County Flea Market, held in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

HU ag marks 100th anniversary of soybeans

Along with the agricultural industry around the country, Huntington University is celebrating the anniversary of the soybean.

According to the American Soybean Association, the First Corn Belt Soybean Field Day was held in Camden on Sept. 3, 1920, and included tours and presentations that led to the formation of the National Soybean Growers’ Association (later renamed the American Soybean Association).

This was a historic day in the agriculture industry, and Huntington University is still feeling those effects today.

Wet ride

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A boat trailing an inflatable craft zips through the waves on Salamonie Lake, as boaters play on the water during a packed Labor Day weekend at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area. While coronavirus restrictions closed the beach, boaters still found lots of room to have fun in.