Good deed

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lee Pasko makes a pathway to the street for one of his neighbors in the 1700 block of Cherry Street on Thursday, Feb. 13, making the most of his snow blower after a fresh fall of snow overnight. Pasko removed the snow from the sidewalk of the entire block on the west side of the street.

‘I’ll take this one’

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Marcie Nofziger (left), of Huntington, gives her succulent dish garden selection to Adeline Imel, a Huntington University student and member of the university’s Horticulture Club on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Science Hall atrium. The club offered a wide variety of succulents in time for Valentine’s Day.

Salamonie Preschool to teach about energy

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “E is for Energy!” on Feb. 19. Preschoolers will learn about animals depending on plants for food.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center located in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Getting an early start

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Amy Kissel of Charley Creek Gardens talks to those attending the Library Brew lecture at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library about gardening tips and tricks on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Kissel’s talk focused on “no weed” gardening using techniques such as cover crops, bed planting and mulch.

Civilian Conservation Corps of Indiana next topic at Sal. Sr. Lunch

The next Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be held Monday, March 2, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center at noon.

The event is open to anyone age 50 or older.

Shelly Reed, an interpretive naturalist with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, will give a presentation titled “Civilian Conservation Corps of Indiana.” There will be trivia during the presentation.

FB district meet March 3

Indiana Farm Bureau will be holding its District 4 Spring Meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at the Huntington University Habecker Dining Commons at 6 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Local Shrine Club announces circus essay winners

The winners of the Huntington County Shrine Club’s Shrine Essay Contest are (front row from left) Mia Halverstadt, third-grader at Andrews Elementary; Caelynn Baker, third-grader at Lincoln Elementary; Landrie Scheiber, third-grader at Horace Mann Elementary; Alyssa Marz, fourth-grader at Andrews Elementary; and Logan Walter, fourth-grader at Andrews Elementary; and (back row from left) Shriners Jeff Baumgardner, secretary;  Steven McNally, president, Huntington club; Hapzim Shrine Circus Chairman Jim Wall; and Geoffrey Guy. Not pictured is Sophia Mason, fourth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary.
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The Huntington County Shrine Club has announced the winners of its annual Shrine Circus essay.

Each child that attended the circus was invited to write an essay of not more than 150 words about what he or she enjoyed at the circus. The best essay from each class was brought to the Huntington County Shrine Club. From these essays, three grand prize winners were chosen from third grade, and three grand prize winners were selected from fourth grade.

Judging of the hand-written essays was primarily on content.

Seven locals earn fall dean’s list honors at MU

Seven Huntington County students are among a group of 389 engaged in study at Manchester University who are on the fall 2019 dean’s list.

They are Elizabeth Allred, social work; Eli Christman, biology; Jessica Houston, social work; Brenna Inderlied, accounting; Levi Lehman, software engineering; Brady Pyrah, accounting; and Pryce Whisenhunt, instrumental music education.

Students earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher who have completed at least 12 semester hours with no more than three hours of pass/not pass grades are included on the dean’s list.

Roanoke library to run film about Mr. Rogers

The Roanoke Public Library will screen the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m.

The movie stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

The screening is free to attend. Snacks will be provided.

The library is located at 314 N. Main St.

Flag education program winners

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Lincoln Elementary School students (front row from left) Kory Boxell and Kayde Moore recently received certificates for winning a fourth grade flag education program contest sponsored by American Legion Post 7 in Huntington. The post also presented a check to the fourth grade classes, represented by  (back row from left) Lori Kline, Rebecca Livingston and Nikka Palmer.

Measuring up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rabbit Judge Mike Young (left) goes over the fine points of an English Lop rabbit, as its owner, Emma Fey, 11, of Bluffton, looks on. The annual Huntington County Hare Raisers Association Rabbit Show was held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The popular event served as a fund-raiser for the 4-H rabbit project and the Janell Marie Saunders Scholarship.

The Copper Still opens

Photo by Steve Clark.

The owners of The Copper Still, a bar specializing in fine wine and bourbon in Roanoke, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their business on Friday, Feb. 7.

SWCD hosting steering meetings on Feb. 27

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting steering committee meetings for the Lower Salamonie River Watershed and Upper Wabash River Watershed projects on Thursday, Feb. 27.

The Lower Salamonie River Watershed 319 steering committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Huntington County SWCD office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Red Cross announces pair of blood drives in county in next two weeks

The American Red Cross has announced the following blood donation opportunities in Huntington County.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Knight Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St.

Donors can make an appointment to give using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCross, calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Roanoke Lions to host dinner

The Roanoke Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish dinner on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 160.

The menu includes fish, choice of potato, two sides and a drink. A freewill donation dessert table will also be available.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5.

The Legion post is located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.