List upcoming events at Huntington Senior Center

Here is a listing of events happening in September at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Sept. 16
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• September birthday—Bingo celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

Healing Waters Ministry to host yard sale fund-raiser on Saturday

Healing Waters Ministry will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The church is located at 5811W-606S, Mt. Etna.

Pair of ‘founding fathers’ in Huntington next week

Ian Rose, portraying Alexander Hamilton (at left) and Kyle Jenks, portraying James Madison, will engage students throughout Huntington County on Sept. 16 and 17, as part of Constitution Day ceremonies.
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Two of America’s Founding Fathers will be portrayed in Huntington on Sept. 16 and 17, helping bring the American Revolution to life. Ian Rose and Kyle Jenks, as Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, respectively, will engage students in assemblies both days at Huntington County schools.

Huntington’s south side to be historical topic

Jean Gernand
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Events and places that belong to the history of Huntington south of the tracks will be shared in a presentation at the Huntington County Historical Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., by county resident Jean Gernand.

Gernand’s presentation is titled “Surprising Stories of Huntington’s South Side.” A runaway train, an attempted murder of a sheriff, a pleasure boat with couples dancing, a nationally known piano factory, a restaurant in a cave, and a proposed battle to block annexation are included in the colorful history.

Faith Community sets open worship nite

Faith Community Church of God, in Huntington, is holding a Community Worship Night at Hier’s Park, in Huntington, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A chili dinner will be served at the event, which is free to attend.

Hier’s Park is located at 547 S. Briant St., Huntington.

3 blood drives upcoming in county

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

Sunday, Sept. 15, 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at General Motors Corporation Fort Wayne Assembly, 12200 W. Lafayette Center Rd.

Set ‘Tree 101’ for Monday, Sept. 23

The Mayor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Stewardship and Purdue Extension Huntington County are hosting “Trees 101” on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington

John Woodmansee, Purdue Extension ag and natural resources educator from Whitley County, will share the basics of selecting, planting and caring for trees on property.

Call 358-2323 ext. 2502 to RSVP or for more information.

Christie mystery starts at Pulse next Friday night

Stephanie Westfall (left) plays Vera Claythorne and Matt Stephenson is Philip Lombard in the Pulse Opera House production of “And Then There Were None,” playing Sept. 20 through Oct. 6.
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Dame Agatha Christie’s mystery “And Then There Were None” comes to the Pulse Opera House beginning Friday, Sept. 20.

Ten strangers meet in an estate on a secluded island only to find out there is a murderer lurking about. With no phones, no way off the island and eventually no electricity, it’s anyone’s guess who will survive.

“And Then There Were None” contains suspense, plot twists and thrilling scenes.

Huntington library to again host Fun Palace

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a Fun Palace again this year. Fun Palaces are a global campaign to bring hands-on activities for all ages to libraries in communities around the globe, and the Huntington branch will be hosting its third consecutive Fun Palace.

The Huntington library's 2019 Fun Palace will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

Honored class

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The Rock Creek Center High School Class of 1959 will be among the honored classes at the Rock Creek annual alumni luncheon on Sept. 21.

Fraziers to sing at Calvary

Vocalists Ron and Sharon Frazier will minister in concert at Calvary United Methodist Church in Bippus on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.

The program is free and open to the public.

The church is located at 7955N-900W, Huntington.

Rock Creek annual alumni luncheon on Sept. 21

The Rock Creek Center High School Class of 1949 will be among the honored classes at the Rock Creek annual alumni luncheon on Sept. 21.
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The Rock Creek annual alumni luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 12:30 p.m. at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle.

All classes will be recognized, with honor classes being the class of 1949, 70 years; the class of 1959, 60 years; and the class of 1969, 50 years.

Also to be honored are the students who attended Rock Creek in 1969 but did not graduate from the school before consolidation.

Anyone who attended Rock Creek and former teachers are also invited, organizers note.

‘Madea Family Funeral’ is movie feature for WW

“A Madea Family Funeral” is the featured presentation at the next Huntington County Council on Aging’s Wild Wednesday Movie.

The movie will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 18, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. for a movie start time of 9 a.m. A small admission cost is charged.

Seniors can have free doughnuts, juice and coffee. Popcorn and soda will also be available for purchase.

This month’s partners are the Markle Health & Rehabilitation, Huntington Senior Center and Miller’s Merry Manor. Sponsors are:

LC graduates 4th class of ind. maint.

Huntington County Community Learning Center Industrial Maintenance Instructor Jacob Bradshaw shows off one of the student projects. Students in the course designed and programmed can crushers, and demonstrated their work during their recent graduation ceremony. Ivy Tech Instructor Gary Hall also taught the 25-week course.
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The Huntington County Community Learning Center hosted its fourth industrial maintenance graduation on Friday, Aug. 30. The course was coordination by Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment, and focused on industrial maintenance troubleshooting.

“The LC was happy to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to offer this course,” said Tiffanney Drummond, Huntington County Community Learning Center director. “This course allowed members of our community to learn more about industrial maintenance locally, with content they could immediately take back to work with them and implement.”

Newton swears in 7 new reserve officers

Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton (far left) administers the oath of office to seven new reserve deputies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Pictured are (from second left) Adam D. Spafford, James A. Morris Jr., Logan G. Boyer, Grace A. Bolinger, Joseph A. Dyar, Charles A. Bowling and Jarrod E. Davenriner.
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Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton swore in seven new reserve officers in a ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The officers are Grace A. Bolinger, Charles A. Bowling, Logan G. Boyer, Jarrod E. Davenriner, Joseph A. Dyar, James A. Morris Jr. and Adam D. Spafford.