New officers

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Tim Gray and Lynn Brown are two of the volunteer board members for the Forks of the Wabash Historic Society. New board members were announced during a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

County BZA agenda set for Wednesday

The Huntington County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30p.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Courthouse.

The only item on the agenda is a proposed amendment to the Huntington County zoning ordinance regarding wind energy conversion systems.



Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Dan Akeley (left), executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, presents the Battle of the Businesses traveling trophy to Tammy Fearnow, who coordinated the winning Our Sunday Visitor teams. OSV has been participating in the battle for five years and won the title for the first time this year, placing in the top three of 14 of the 39 events. Participating OSV staff members celebrated their victory on Friday, Oct. 2.

Talking government

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

United States Rep. Mark Souder, who represents Indiana's 3rd Congressional district, talks to Flint Springs Elementary School students about his role in government. Souder spoke to the students on Friday, Oct. 2, and also fielded questions.

Accepting entries for county 4-H theme and design contest for 2010

The Huntington County 4-H Theme and Design Contest is currently accepting entries for the 2010 4-H year.

Members of the 4-H program are encouraged to submit entries in both theme and design categories and may have more than one entry in each category.

All entries must be submitted to the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office no later than Thursday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.

The winning entries will be used in a variety of 4-H promotional materials for the 2010 4-H club year.

Helping out

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four community organizations benefitted from a Sept. 13 golf tournament at Norwood Golf Club sponsored by the Bippus and Andrews Lions Clubs. The tournament raised $800, which was divided among The Open Door, Parkview Hospice, Love INC and Cancer Services for Huntington County.

Checking out the jewelry

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Checking out some of the handmade jewelry at one of the booths at the Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11, are (from left) Melani Wilson, Jan Antalis and Sharon Fallon.

Caricatures at Renaissance

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cassity Lincoln has her caricature drawn by Phil Coffel during the Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Approving look

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cameron Buckler looks at his painted face in a mirror during the Renaissance in Roanoke in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Poetry reading

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alexandra Zannis, of he Northeast P.O.E.T.S., read a poem druing the Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Fashionable pooches

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

This is what the fashionable canines were wearing on Saturday, Oct. 11, when they and their owners turned out for the Dog Walk, sponsored by the Huntington County Humane Society.

Dog Walk

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Nancy Keim and her Chihuahua, Lil Roscoe, approach a bench equipped with water and bowls for thirsty dogs while walking a trail on Saturday, Oct. 11, during the Dog Walk sponsored by the Huntington County Humane society.

Getting info

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Dee Hoffman, director fo the Huntington County Humane Shleter, and her Newfoundland listen to a program on nutriition for dogs at the Dog Walk at Evergreen Park on Saturday, Oct. 11. Dogs and owners could walk the trail, eat lunch, participate in contests, hear speakers and visit vendors in the event sponsored by the humane society.

Harlem Ambassadors promise Huntington audience a night of 'slam dunks and smiles' on Oct. 14

Coach Lade Majic will lead the Harlem Ambassadors basektball team into Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 14, for an evening of slam dunks and smiles."
Photo provided.

The Harlem Ambassadors will test their skills against a group of Huntington basketball standouts next month, promising both a good show and a carefree night out for a worry-weary Huntington community.

"This has been a bad year for a lot of people," says Steve Kimmel, a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce volunteer who is working with the sponsors of the event. "We're just trying to give people some entertainment and let them forget their troubles for an hour."

Getting proof

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Sara Mowery takes a picutre of a monster truck on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Hier's Park during the annual Kroozinationals event. Throughout the day there were numrerous activities, and vehicles which were awarded prizes in various categories.

Flu shots at Warren Pharmacy on Oct. 16

The Huntington County Health Department will have a flu shot clinic at the Warren Pharmacy on Oct. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

There is a cost for the shots.

Medicaid patients may obtain the shot without paying the co-pay if they present a currently active Medicaid card.

Medicare patients may pay for the vaccination and send their bill to Medicare for reimbursement. The Health Department will issue a receipt of payment.

Cash or local checks are accepted.

Residents of neighboring counties are welcome.

L.A.C.E. grants available to battle drugs, tobacco

The Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort (L.A.C.E.) is accepting funding requests from or-ganizations whose programs will address the inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs, in-cluding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and tobacco use in Huntington County.

L.A.C.E. is an arm of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana and is funded through fines paid by people convicted of alcohol or drug related offenses in the Huntington County courts.

Qualifying agencies can apply for grants of up to $3,000, which will be awarded in 2010.

Distinguished alumni

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Kaylene and Edward Souers (second and third form left, respectively, received a distinguished alumni citation during the Huntington University Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 3. Flanking the couple are (from left) HU Director of Alumni Relations Margi Roush, President G. Blair Dowden, and HU Alumni Board President Robin Wright.

HU Young Alumnus of Year

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Beth Waterman was named Huntington University Young Alumnus of the Year during HU Homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct. 3. James and Patricia Waterman (second and third from left), accept on behalf of their daughter, currently serving in India. With them are (from left) HU Director of Alumni Relations Margi Roush, President G. Blair Dowden and Alumni Board President Robin Wright.

HU honors alums during homecoming activities

Dr. Dave Rahn (third from left) received the Huntington University Alumnus of the Year honor on Saturday, Oct. 3, during HU Homecoming activities.
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Dr. Dave Rahn was named Huntington University Alumnus of the Year and Beth Waterman was honored as Young Alumna of the Year during the university's homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 3.

In addition, Edward and Kaylene Souers were chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumni Citation.

Business of the month for October

Photo by Jessica Williams.

First Federal Savings Bank Corporation has been named the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for October. Pictured from left are Terry Miller, JoDeane Knowles, Satin Lemon, Michael Zahn, Brittanie Scheiber, Sue Wilhelm, Tera Garretson and Chamber President Bob Brown.

Food drive collection Oct. 10 at Huntington Wal-Mart store

Huntington University, STAR 88.3 and the Associated Churches of Allen County are sponsoring a "Share the Love" food drive through Oct. 10.

A collection will be held at the Wal-Mart store in Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food donations made at the Huntington location will be given to food banks in the community.

Those making a donation can enter a drawing to win four "meet and greet" passes to meet the Newsboys at the "Reach" event Oct. 18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.


HU inducts 13 into communications honor society

Advisor Heather Barkley (front row, left) poses with the new members of Lambda Pi Eta, a communication studies honor society.
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Heath Pearson, of Huntington, is one of 13 new members inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta chapter at Huntington University.

Pearson is a junior majoring in communication studies. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association.
The induction ceremony was held Sept. 19 at Habecker Dining Commons.

Fast pace

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, participants in the 5K leg of the triathlon get off to a hot start. The event, which benefits United Way, was sponsored by Parkview Huntington Hospital. The swimming portion of the race was held at the Parkview Huntington YMCA.

Attaboy single makes Christian charts

Attaboy includes (from left) Jeff Edgel, Amos Caley and Chris Brumbaugh. The band’s single “Wait on You” is on the Billboard Top 30 for Christian Contemporary Hit Radio.
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"Wait on You," a single by the Huntington-based band Attaboy is on the Billboard Top 30 for Christian Contemporary Hit Radio.

The song was at No. 28 the week of Oct. 5, after four weeks on the chart. Its highest position to date, reached in its first week, was No. 27.

The single was released to Christian radio stations nationwide in June.

Top guns

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The "NOS" team of (from left) Austin Hale, Triston Smeltzer, Cole Ray, Tre Clemons and Charles Dydasco went undefeated to capture the Fall 2009 Middle School Dodgeball Tournament held on Sept. 26 at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County. The next season starts Feb. 19.

Trash schedule changes for Columbus Day

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12.

Trash routes normally covered on Mondays will be covered instead on Tuesday, Oct. 13, along with Tuesday's regular trash route.

All items for pickup should be placed out by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.


State, national corn husking contests to be held Oct. 17-18 at area location

The 2009 Indiana and National Corn Husking contests will be held Oct. 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., near North Manchester.

Contest classes are divided into male and female age groups and time limits vary from 10 to 30 minutes.
Contestants husk corn from one row and throw the ears of corn into a horse drawn wagon, after which the corn is weighed.

Concessions will also be available.

The contests will take place on Ind.-114, one mile east of North Mancheser.

Mini geldings

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Jerry Patterson and Haley Thomas hold their donkey entries, during one of the halter class divisions, on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Huntington County Mule and Donkey Show was held at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Five vying for MIss Huntington crown

Five young women - Ashley Rethlake, Alli Harris, Lauren Petersen, Lindsey Berggren and Stephanie Spitnale - are in the running for the title of Miss Huntington 2010.

One of the five will be crowned during the Miss Huntington Scholarship Pageant, which will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Huntington North High School auditorium.

The reining Miss Huntington, Mallory Bunting, will be on hand to crown her successor.

Bunting, as well as each of the five contestants, will perform during the afternoon presentation.