SSF seeks vendors for festival marketplace

The Salamonie Summer Festival committee is seeking marketplace vendors to take part in the festival, which will be held the weekend of June 29 to July 1.

Anyone who deals in antiques, crafts, collectibles, flea market items, hobby items or home party items may participate.

Spaces start at 10 feet by 10 feet, with larger spaces available. Cargo trailers are allowed as long as they open from the side to display items. Electrical service is available on a first come, first served basis.

The fine points of birds

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Carol Spallone, an Indiana master naturalist volunteer with ACRES Land Trust, points out features of song sparrows, including how to recognize its call during a program held Monday, May 7, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The talk, which included several species of backyard birds and birds found on ACRES properties, promoted the upcoming Bird Blitz on June 3 through June 9. More information is available at

First Presbyterian to host spaghetti fund-raiser

First Presbyterian Church will host a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Friday, May 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 50 E. Tipton St., Huntington.

Carry-out is available.

Proceeds benefit summer camp, youth group activities and the church’s pet food pantry.

ICE recognition

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The employers of the Huntington North High School Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) program students were recognized  Thursday evening, May 3. The students have worked more than 17,000 hours throughout the school year under the mentorship of several Huntington County businesses.

Shepherd’s Pantry distributions suspended

Organizers of the Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews say due to circumstances beyond their control, the pantry will be temporarily suspended for monthly distributions effective immediately until further notice.

Updates will be provided for any changes.

YMCA preschool program director to retire after 28 years of service

Karen Larr, director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s preschool program, has announced her retirement following 28 years of service to the organization. An open house and reception to honor her will be held Sunday, May 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the YMCA.

Zanesville clean-up day is set for May 21

The Town of Zanesville and the Zanesville United Brethren Church are sponsoring a clean-up day for Zanesville residents on Monday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A 30-yard dumpster will be set up in the Town Hall Parking Lot. There will be a trailer available to dispose of metal items and appliances.

Hazardous materials, tires or electronics will not be accepted. This event will be manned by volunteers to ensure that only acceptable items are placed in the dumpster.

May birthday books

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Students at Huntington Catholic School celebrated their May birthdays by donating books to the school library, as is customary at the school. Pictured are (from left) Jedadiah Kline and Joshua Lippe, both first grade; Karsen Bischoff, fourth grade; and Augustus Kline, fifth grade. The school recognized the students on Friday, May 4, during an all-school liturgy at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Roanoke Lions aid library

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Roanoke Lions Club made a donation to the Roanoke Public Library for its summer reading program on Monday, May 7, at the library. Pictured are Karen Baker (left), library assistant, and Doug Clark, Roanoke Lions member.

Pious students

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Huntington Catholic School presents monthly “Spirit Awards” to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Piety was one of the virtues chosen for the month of May and winners were (front row from left) Clare Richert, kindergarten; Vanessa Ball, first grade; Claire Fettinger, second grade; Karlie Holzinger, third grade; and Josephine Kline, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Augustus Kline, fifth grade; Cordelia Richert and Ellen Rorick, both sixth grade; Alex Gomez-Ramirez, seventh grade; and Aric DeLaGrange, eighth grade.

More than 400 vehicles to ‘roll’ into Roanoke for annual car show

More than 400 cars, motorcycles and bikes are expected to “roll” into Roanoke, Indiana’s historic downtown Main Street, for the annual “Rolling Into Roanoke” car show and fund-raiser. The event takes place Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Across the Pond,” featuring European sports cars, old and new, plus European motorcycles – from vintage classics to modern day super bikes.

Prepping the field

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A farmer in southern Huntington County does some prep work on his field on Wednesday, May 9, taking advantage of a sunny but windy afternnon.

HU announces new group of Front Line Foresters

The Huntington University Front Line Foresters for the 2018-19 school year are (front row from left) Bailey Testerman, Adrianna McNab, Molly Mitchell, Abigail Matovich, Matéa Knispel, Kathleen Morrical and Bailey O’Dell; and (back row from left) Stephen Brown, Travis Rippe, Jacob Hansen, Jaron Dean and Brad Buckley. The group represents the student body to alumni, family and friends of the university.
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Huntington University has announced the names of the 12 student ambassadors named to the Front Line Forester program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Front Line Forester program began in 2012 as a way to represent the student body to alumni, family and friends of the institution. With the success of the program over the past six years, the university has hired 12 student ambassadors to continue the mission of the program.

Our Turn to Serve fund-raiser set for May 17 at Two EE’s Winery

Two EE’s Winery, 6808 U.S.-24, Huntington, will host a special event Thursday, May 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise funds for Our Turn to Serve and raise awareness of its services to veterans.

Guests will enjoy live music by Rosalind and the Way, wine, appetizers and a silent auction. Veterans who have been helped by service dogs funded by OTTS will be present to tell their stories.

Koontz earn Souder Memorial scholarships

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Travis Koontz is a recipient of the Souder Memorial Education Fund scholarship, presented by the United Methodist Memorial Home. Pictured are (from left) Brenda Johns, health facility administrator at Heritage Pointe of Warren; Koontz; and Carin Vickrey, director of human resources.