New county deputy

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dylan Lagonegro (left) repeats after Huntington County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Newton (right), as she administers the oath of office to swear Lagonegro in as a new Huntington County Sheriff’s Department deputy Monday, July 16, in the Superior Courtroom of the Huntington County Courthouse. Witnessing the installation is Lagonegro’s girlfriend, Shelbie Smart, and Jonas Smart.

Swearing in

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Anthony “Tony” Hipskind (left), repeats the oath of office administered by Huntington County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Newton (right), as he is sworn in as a new Huntington County Sheriff’s Department deputy Monday, July 16, in the Superior Courtroom of the Huntington County Courthouse. With him is his mother, April Worster.

Praying with Father Solanus to host Mass for sick with Rev. Kummer

Praying with Father Solanus announces that a Mass for the sick will be celebrated by Rev. Bill Kummer on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. at St. Felix Catholic Center.

Prior to the Mass there will be recitation of the rosary. After Mass there will be a blessing of the sick by Rev. Kummer, using a relic from Solanus Casey. Petitions may also be made for those who are suffering.

St. Felix Catholic Center is located at 1280 Hitzfield St., Huntington.

St. Paul’s to host ice cream social

St. Paul’s County Line Church will have an ice cream social on Saturday, July 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Lemon, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream will be served, as well as grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, lamb burgers, Spanish dogs and brownies.

The church is located at 3995N-1000W in Andrews, at Maple Grove Road (400N) and the Huntington/Wabash county line.

‘Comic Characters’ is theme of LAC fire hydrant painting project this year

The LaFontaine Arts Council has announced that the theme of this year’s fire hydrant painting project will be “Comic Characters.”

Artists will choose well-known animated characters from comic books, television or movies. All of the hydrants to be painted are in and around the downtown Huntington area.

The TAB office is still open

The TAB office at 1670 Etna Ave. is still open during the street work in front of the building. Drivers should carefully follow the orange barrels into the parking lot. For a quick transaction, parallel parking can be done, but if the transaction will take more than a few minutes, drivers should pull around to the side or back lots. Once in the lot, a driver will have to drive to the back to turn around completely to drive back out.

Thank you for your patience.

Love INC to have ninth annual Unity Feast

Love In the Name of Christ will have its ninth annual Unity Feast on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Merchants Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Volunteers are being sought to help out with several duties, including making pies and desserts to greeters, ticket takers, servers and carry-out.

Contact Erin Didion at 356-0933 to volunteer.

Taiko Drums

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Taiko Drums, a part of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, performed in Huntington on Tuesday, July 10, in the parking lot of the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Riders Rendezvous Reunion Sept. 21 at Salamonie

Equestrians are invited to attend a Riders Rendezvous Reunion at Salamonie Lake’s Horseman’s Campground, Sept. 21.

A weekend of activities and entertainment are planned, with a focus on raising funds to “Power the Camp.” Trail riders are working to electrify the campground. Advanced registration is encouraged. There is a fee for ages 9 and older for the weekend.

Activities planned for Friday, Sept. 21 are:

Arts in Parks at Upper Wabash Interpretive Services July 28, Aug. 4

Learn how to make music with rainsticks, thunder drums and a bumblebee shaker during Arts in the Parks workshops with musician Dianna Davis on July 28 and Aug. 4, at Salamonie Lake.

The July 28 workshop, called “Rainsticks and Thunder Drums,” will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn about flood control and create their own rain stick. Afterward, everyone can create music with their rainstick, thunder drums and other provided instruments.

Chalk artists

Photo by Steve Clark.

Brothers Miles Tucker (left) and Ari Tucker create sidewalk chalk art during a Toddler Tuesday session at Hier’s Park, in Huntington, on Tuesday, July 10. Toddler Tuesdays is a free program for children ages 2 to 5 and their adults that is put on by Huntington Parks and Recreation. The next session is Aug. 14, at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park, at Drover Park, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Annual 4-H pet parade set for July 24

The annual 4-H Pet Parade will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, as part of the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Children ages 9 and younger may participate, provided they are not enrolled in the regular 4-H program. Mini 4-H members, however, are eligible to enter the event.

Participants may choose to enter their pets as individuals or as groups of two or more, and are encouraged to wear a costume and dress up their pet.

Each child will receive a prize.

Getting help from mom

Photo by Steve Clark.

Reid Kitt (right) get some assistance from his mother, Ashley Kitt, as he fills a bottle with colored sand during a children’s craft activity at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Tuesday, July 10. The library will be holding another children’s craft activity on July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tripping the splash fantastic

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Genavive Weinley, 9 months, giggles as her grandmother, Patty Eckart, of Huntington, introduces her to the water jets at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park on Thursday, July 12. The popular splash park is located within Drover Park at 1215 Etna Ave. on Huntington’s southwest side.

‘Car Art and More’ now open at Crestwoods

“Car Art and More” opened July 14 at Crestwoods Gallery in Roanoke with an artist reception on July 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This show features Kelly Bremer and Larry Hampton car art along with artists Austin Cartwright, Elizabeth Wamsley, Tim Brumbeloe and Justin Johnson.

The exhibition will run through Aug. 11.

The next showing will be Alan Larkin’s new paintings, with an opening to be announced.
Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke.