Rep. Banks to host Service Academy Day Sept. 22

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that he will host a Service Academy Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base for local students who are interested in attending one of the five U.S. service academies.

Academy Day will be held at the Air National Guard Base at 3005 Ferguson Rd. in Fort Wayne. Doors will open for registration at 10 a.m. and the event is scheduled to last until 12:30 p.m.

Along with Banks and his staff, representatives from the following service academies will be present:

‘All About Me’

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Roanoke Elementary School second-grade student Payton Caylor shows off her “All About Me” project. Each student traced themselves on a piece of white paper and decorated it with 20 items that told all about them. The student says she likes princess things, owls, listening to music, going to church, video games and that she and her mom like to collect buttons.

HU Horticulture Club presents 2018 Paint-A-Pot Plant Sale fund-raiser

The Huntington University Horticulture Club presents its 2018 Paint-A-Pot Plant Sale on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the dining commons.

There is a cost per potand an additional cost for plants. Premium plants are also available. Cash only will be accepted.
The sale will be held inside the dining commons in case of inclement weather.

For more information email

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its food distribution on Thursday, Sept. 20, between the hours of 10 a.m. to noon for Andrews and Dallas Township-area residents only, at the Lions Clubhouse, 365 Leedy Lane (at the ball diamonds).

No appointment is necessary.

The food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants are asked to bring their own containers.

Party favor

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Darlene Stanley (left) and Mike and Chris Schnitz (fourth and fifth from left), members of the Huntington North High School Class of 1978, present a check for $3,650 to Ben Davis (second from left), executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA and Tim Allen (third from left), the Y’s director of youth sports and marketing Friday, Sept. 7.

Local choirs seeking help to name ‘Ensemble’

The Community Choirs of Huntington County Ensemble takes a break at their fall choral retreat. Members are (clockwise from left) Jay Clampitt, Emily Albertson, Claire Troyer, Sophia Tolen, Gloria Friesen, Solveig Webb, Luke Lehman, Anna Clampitt and Catherine Glosson. CCHC is asking the public to help give the group a creative and artistic name.
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The Community Choirs of Huntington County is seeking the public’s help to find a creative and artistic musical name for its highest-level singing group.

The highest-level group has been referred to as “Ensemble,” but the choir is seeking to find a more appropriate name.

Anyone can submit a name by email to, on the groups Facebook page “Children’s Choir of Huntington County” or by mail to CCHC, PO Box 293, Huntington, IN 46750.

Bippus Lions Club to have fish, loin f-raiser

The Bippus Lions C lub will have an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bippus Community Building.

The menu consists of fish prepared by Dan’s, green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, cookies and drinks.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts offered for children ages 6 to 10.

Walk for Hope

Photo by Steve Clark.

Participants in the eighth annual Walk for Hope depart the Huntingotn North High School Fieldhouse on Saturday, evening, Sept. 15, at the beginning of the walk. The two-mile walk was hosted by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntingotn County and the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force. Event sponosrs were the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network, DeWeese Soft Water and Appliances and Bippus State Bank.

Chalk Walk

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lee Anna Mongold, of Huntington, is in the process of doing a chalk painting entitled "All You Need Is Love" as part of the second annual Huntington Chalk Walk at the Huntington County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 15. Proceeds from the event will go toward a scholarship for art students through the Huntington Coutny Community Foundation.


Walk 'n Chow

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Humane Society held its first Walk 'n Chow fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evergreen Park, in Huntington. Picking out a couple of puppies to walk at the event are (from left) Keagan Hutchison, Killian Hutchison and Megan Hutchison.

Neither rain …

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Thanks to the umbrella overhead, Shelley Paschal (left) is able to paint a fire hydrant at the corner of Jefferson and Market streets on a rainy Saturday morning, Sept. 8, as part of the Downtown Hydrant-Painting Public Art Project put on by the LaFontaine Arts Council. Paschal’s husband Rich came up with the umbrella idea and provides company and support for his wife while she works.

Walk for Peace set for Sept. 21

Community members are invited to participate in “Walk For Peace: Peace Through Art” on Friday, Sept. 21, in recognition of International Day of Peace.

Walk For Peace will take place at Rotary Centennial Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. The route will loop through downtown Huntington and will include stations for reflection. The stations will include artwork done by local artists showcasing what peace looks like to them. At 6:30 p.m., a communal gathering will take place at Rotary Park to end the walk.

Local man earns Trine Doctor of Therapy

Trine University welcomed its fifth Doctor of Physical Therapy class at its annual white coat ceremony, held at the university’s Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne on Aug. 31.

Austin House, of Huntington, was one of 35 members of the Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 who received their white coats during the annual ceremony, symbolizing their transition from preclinical to clinical health sciences.

Presenting the coats were assistant professor Thomas “Gus” Almonroeder, Ph.D., Ryan Dombkowski, Ph.D. and Jenna Encheff, Ph.D.

Blood drive Sept. 17 at Evangelical UM Church

A blood drive will be held Monday, Sept. 17, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Meth-odist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

The American Red Cross is urging people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.

ZUM running four new Bible, book studies through Sunday, Oct. 14

Zanesville United Meth-odist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St. in Zanesville, is beginning four new Bible and book studies running through Sunday, Oct. 14.

Signing up in advance is not required for any study, but is recommended to allow planning for space, supplies, etc.

• “The Book of Genesis: God Creates the Heavens and Earth,” will be led by Terry Bowman.

• “Everybody, Always,” by Bob Goff, will be led by Reggie and Phyllis Hayes.

• “Developing the Leader Within You 2.0,” by John Maxwell, will be led by Travis Holdman.