Master Gardeners to host plant sale

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will have a fall plant sale Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.

Perennials, dried flowers and numerous herbs will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the annual plant sales held in the spring and fall help support programs the Master Gardeners provide for the community.

Progressive dinner for Forks of Wabash fund-raiser Sept. 15

The Historic Forks of the Wabash invites guests to an old-fashioned progressive dinner at the Forks fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 15.

“This ‘new event’ is actually a twist on a popular event from the ‘70s – the progressive dinner,” says event co-chairman PJ Eddie. “Friends went to dinner in each other’s homes with a different course served at each house. Thus, we have put together a progression of courses served in the different buildings at the Forks.”

Huntington County Council on Aging issues chili cook-off invite to all

The Huntington County Council on Aging is issuing an invitation to chili cooks to compete in the seventh annual Chili Cook-Off Fund-raiser to be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cook-off will take place at the future site of Huntington County Council on Aging, 1450 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Contestants must be ready to serve by 11 a.m.

A fair take on the future

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Nikolas Jones (right), assistant director of admissions at Wabash College, talks to a group of students at Huntington North High School about the benefits of attending the school during the Future3 Fair held Wednesday, Aug. 29 in the HNHS Fieldhouse. The fair gave middle and high school students much to consider for their post-secondary school plans, with colleges, universities, trade schools, military and local employers, businesses and organizations represented at the event.

Huntington County Cattlemen to meet Sept. 13 at annex

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse An-nex. 

Topics for discussion include proposed changes for beef and starter calf projects; date for Beef ID Day in 2019; judge selection for Preview Show, 4-H Fair Beef Show and 4-H Fair Starter Calf Show in 2019; and an update on Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) for 2019.

HU gets another online honor for top colleges

Huntington University has been ranked 13th on the “Best Online Colleges in Indiana” list as published by

“Huntington University is proud to offer high-quality, faith-based online education at an affordable price in numerous undergraduate and graduate programs,” said Dr. Luke Fetters, interim dean of graduate and professional programs. “Students find that our instructors are not only academically qualified; they are also practically engaged in their areas of expertise and bring real-world experience to the online classroom.”         

Business of the month

Photo by Scott Trauner.

East of Chicago Pizza in Warren was named as the business of the month for September by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating the announcement are (front row from left) Jeremiah Moore, Melinda Daniels, East of Chicago owners Jeff and Becky Souder, East of Chicago employee Beth Thompson, Lisa Leas, Joanie Paxson and (back row from left) Rita Haneline, Jeremy Rufener, Kolby Rosemeyer, Michelle Gearheart, Brady Smekens and Andrew Henly.

Defining leadership

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Andy Cook, executive director of operations for Willow Creek Association, a global network of churches spanning more than 90 denominations, speaks to a group of graduate students Friday, Aug. 24, at Huntington University. The students, studying for master of arts degrees in organizational leadership and counseling, kicked off the 2018-19 academic year by attending the three-day, intensive event for the Institute of Leadership and Counseling.

Huntington County Democratic Party to hold monthly meet Sept. 5

The Huntington County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive.

Topic will be campaign reports, and party efforts until the election. The public is welcome to attend.

Flu shots at Sr. Center on Oct. 11

Walgreens pharmacists will be on hand to administer flu shots at the Huntington Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The shots are available to the public and Seniors are especially encouraged to participate in the program. Seniors should bring their Medicare/Medicaid cards and Walgreens will process the charges.

The Senior Center is located inside Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St., Huntington. For more information call 359-4410.

Huntington College 1939

An aerial view of Huntington College in 1939. When the school opened in September 1897, it was named Central College. The institution changed its name to Huntington College in 1917 and became Huntington University in 2005. This photo and other artifacts can be seen at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington. Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Re-enactors workshop Sept. 11, 13 locally

Anyone interested in learning more about historical re-enacting or interpretation is invited to attend a free two-day workshop in Huntington.

“How to Begin Historical Re-enacting and Living History Portrayal” will be offered Sept. 11 and 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening, at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.

Experienced re-enactors and interpreters will lead the workshops.

YSB to host QPR training session Sept. 6

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will be hosting a QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training session on Sept. 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This free suicide prevention training event will be held at the Youth Services Bureau’s office at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington.

Participants will learn local and state statistics, myths and facts, warning signs and risk factors, local resources and much more as it relates to suicide.

GOP offers paid spring internships

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices during the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore. Recent college graduates as well as graduate school and law school students are also encouraged to apply. Positions are open to Indiana residents as well as non-residents who attend a college or university located within the state.

15 additional openings for free preschool, care

Preschooler Clara Reckelhoff (left) gets some assistance from Pathfinder Kids Kampus teacher Jen Horn. Pathfinder Kids has openings for the On My Way Pre-K program that provides free preschool and childcare to 4-year-old children.
Photo provided.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus has announced 15 additional openings for the On My Way Pre-K program that allows the early education facility to provide free preschool and childcare to 4-year-old children. Path-finder Kids Kampus is now accepting applications for the additional openings for the 2018-19 school year.