Pathfinder to have home buyer ed class

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center is offering a two-part home buyer education class on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at their Fort Wayne office, located at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd. Suite 301, Fort Wayne.

The eight-hour class will focus on reviewing what is necessary to become successful homebuyers and homeowners. The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center follows the NeighborWorks curriculum, “Realizing the American Dream,” which is used by home buyer educators across the United States.

Extension program promotes heart-smart choices

As the leading cause of death for all Americans, heart disease claims 600,000 lives annually. Purdue Extension’s Be Heart Smart program aims to help people fight this disease by better understanding it and gaining the necessary knowledge to make heart-smart choices.

Purdue Extension’s Be Heart Smart program is a new community program comprising four heart-health classes. It is intended to complement healthcare providers’ recommendations and help an attendee, or an attendee’s loved one, prevent or manage heart disease.

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Purdue Extension is offering intro program to grant writing

Purdue Extension is offering an introductory course on preparing grant proposals. The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Purdue Extension Huntington County, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Band camp becomes boot camp

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dalton Rose (right), a sergeant with the United States Marine Corps who recruits at Huntington North High School, prepares to start a training exercise at the Huntington North Marching Band Camp on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Rose and assistants Emily Paulette and Pvt. Ian Taylor put the marching band through military-style drills to build up their endurance for competitions this school year.

College Park to offer Spanish-language service

College Park Church, in Huntington, will start offering a Spanish-language worship service on Monday nights beginning Aug. 13.

The service will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Some services will be presented in Spanish and translated into English while the reverse will occur at other services.

Vicente Bravo, of Majenica, will be in a rotation of people who lead the services.

HU men’s soccer team to help with free clinic in FW on Aug. 7

Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, in partnership with Huntington University’s men’s soccer team, will hold a free soccer clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic, which will take place at 5100 Gaywood Drive in Fort Wayne, is open to all youth ages 6 to 16.

New name for Old U.S. 24 locally

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 31, at Our Sunday Visitor, in Huntington, to rechristen the revamped Old U.S. 24 as “Archbishop Noll Memorial Parkway.” Pictured are (front row from left) Rev. Ron Rieder, retired pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; Anthony Goodnight, director of public works and engineering services, City of Huntington; Mayor Brooks Fetters; Monsignor Owen Campion, retired associate publisher of OSV; Kyle Hamilton, chief executive officer, OSV; Karen Schafbuch, Archbishop Noll family; Gregg Koppelmann, Huntington area manager, E&B Paving; Jim Lewis, president, Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association; and Kevin Noll, Archbishop Noll family; and (back row from left) Adam Cuttriss, assistant director of public works and engineering services, City of Huntington; Steve Yoder, superintendent of parks and recreation, City of Huntington; Seth Boyd (partially obscured), design engineer, DLZ; and Bryn Keplinger (obscured), director of community development and redevelopment, City of Huntington.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Old U.S. 24 in Huntington has been rechristened “Archbishop Noll Memorial Parkway.”

Fittingly, the rechristening ceremony took place at the business Archbishop John Noll founded in Huntington, Our Sunday Visitor.

The ceremony, held Tuesday, July 31, coincided with the near-completion of a project that has seen the newly dubbed Noll Parkway, which extends from First Street to Broadway Street, get repaved and receive an eight-foot multi-use trail, which replaced an eastbound lane. The roadway also received drainage upgrades, increased landscaping and new curbs.

Riders Rendezvous Reunion moves to Sept. 14-16

Due to a scheduling conflict, Salamonie Lake has changed the dates for this year’s Riders Rendezvous Reunion equestrian weekend. The reunion will take place Sept. 14 to16. The reunion had previously been scheduled for Sept. 21 to 23.

A weekend of activities and entertainment is 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 charged per person for ages 9 and older for the weekend.

Activities planned for Friday, Sept. 14, are:

Senior Day at Forks set for Aug. 7

Senior Day at the Historic Forks of the Wabash is Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among activities planned for the day are demonstrations of old-time busy work and a program at 11 a.m. about medicinal herbs presented by Laura Whiteleather.

A master gardener will show visitors the five gardens on the Forks’ grounds and a museum guide will answer questions about the area’s history. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is charged. For more information call 356-1903.

A little more love

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Douglas King, of Roann, gives his 1971 Chevrolet pick-up truck a little more cleaning during the 11th Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge 333 Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Mt. Etna.

Flea market opening day

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cassandra Steigerwald (left) of Fort Wayne, and her daughter, Katelyn Steigerwald, check out makeup products for sale at a booth manned by Annika Greer (third from left) and her grandmother, Laura Brewer, on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the first day of the Huntington County Flea Market at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Steps for Success

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Matt Rowe (left) and Jessie Rowe trying on socks and new shoes at the Steps for Success on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Indiana Dream Center. For the ninth year, the local Dream Center gave out sneakers and gym shoes to youth from kindergarten through 12th grade as a way to help families offset some of the expenses of children going back to school.

Life-size Checkers

Photo by Steve Clark.

Callen Lenwell plays a life-size game of Checkers on Main Street in downtown Roanoke during the Friday Night Street Fair on Friday, Aug. 3.

Music in the City raps up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

O' Sister, Brother performs in downtown Huntington at the last Music in the City concert of the season. The group is comprised of (from left) Kyle Jackson on acoustic guitar, Bennett Spickelmier on cello and Tayler Gault on accordian. The concert series was co-sponsored by the Downtown Huntington Business Association and the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Stage sponsor Friday evening was Lake City Bank.

Pair of HCCSC teachers are finalists for state teacher of year accolade

Christy Neuenschwander (left) and Rachel Yarger.
Photos provided.

Two Huntington County Community School Corporation teachers are among 68 finalists for the 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year.

Christy Neuenschwander, a third-grade teacher at Salamonie School, and Rachel Yarger, who teaches English at Huntington North High School, are in line for the award with teachers nominated from across the state. Both Neuenschwander and Yarger won the 2018 Teacher of the Year from HCCSC, announced during an all-staff breakfast on May 31, at the end of the 2017-18 school year.