Sheets Museum movie will explore nature and wildlife in Minnesota

The Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center will have a movie day on Saturday, June 14. The movie will start at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 60 minutes. The movie is free; tours of the museum are available for a small cost.

The movie will be the "Best of Minnesota Bound." Ron Schara and Raven will explore nature's nooks and crannies, highlighting wonders of wildlife in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

There will be an easy quiz with the top three youth receiving a gift certificate to be used in the museum gift shop.

United Way honors iAB as Top 25 for its workplace fund-raising campaign

IAB financial bank was recently named a Top 25 Workplace Campaign, as well as a Top 25 Corporate Giver, for the United Way's 2013-24 Community Campaign.

More than 130 iAB employees committed $27,450 in personal funds to the United Way, and a corporate gift of $12,500 was made to total a nearly $40,000 donation.


Huntington University student plans local horror film

Huntington University junior Matt Burris is partnering with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center's student venture lab to make his feature film "The Axe Murders on 9."

Burris, a film production major who moved to Fort Wayne in 2009, became the first filmmaker to be sponsored by the NIIC's student venture lab. He now has his own film company, Signed Visuals.

Burris went through a three-level process to persuade investors to fund his film.

Humane Society to host Mutt March, Dog Wash

The Huntington County Humane Society will sponsor a Mutt March and Dog Wash on June 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Both events will be held at Drover Park on Etna Avenue. Positive reinforcement training will be demonstrated. Snacks and drinks will be available. Photos can be purchased.

Relay for Life is Saturday at Kriegbaum Field, Hgtn.

The Huntington County Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 14, at Kriegbaum Field, in Huntington.
Cancer survivors will be honored during a dinner tonight, Thursday, June 12.

The 24-hour relay is designed to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Opening ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Teams will camp out around the track, with team members taking turns walking around the track. Food, games and other activities will be offered throughout the 24 hours.


Oldies rock show at Cottage Event Center will follow Roanoke car show

Fred Rothert leads Freddy & The Hot Rods, featured performers in the “Cruise the Cottage” oldies rock show July 19 at the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke.
Photo provided.

The Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke, will present an oldies rock show on July 19 following the first "Rolling into Roanoke" car show.

"Cruise the Cottage" at the Cottage Event Center will feature Fort Wayne oldies rock trio Freddy & The Hot Rods.

The show is geared toward families, including those who have spent the day participating in the car show. Food will be available, including hot dogs, sloppy joes, chili dogs and desserts. A cash bar and soft drinks will also be available.

B-K sales to help Cancer Services

Cancer Services for Huntington County will hold their seventh annual B-K Root Beer Stand fund-raiser on Monday, June 16. The event runs all day until closing.

B-K will donate $1 for each order that day to Cancer Services. The restaurant will also offer cookies with each order.

Funds from Cancer Services are used to help those battling cancer in Huntington County. The organization helps with mileage costs for traveling back and forth to treatment and prescription costs for cancer medication not covered by insurance.


Andrews students had a year’s perfect attendance

Andrews Elementary School has honored a number of students who achieved perfect attendance during the entire 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Hannah Leonard and Carter Smith.

First grade
Destiny Duckworth, Makyla Myers and Lillian Schoppman.

Second grade
Gracie Fields, Keagan Price, Logan Sibert, Aidan Beaver and Josiah Spath.

Third grade
Chase Falcone and Tyler Hauck.

Fourth grade
Jabez-Silas Bingham and Allison Wintrode.

Three Huntington University profs serving on national education boards

(From left) Dr. Luke Fetters, Dr. Karen Jones and Dr. Tom Bergler.
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Three Huntington University ministry professors are serving on national boards.

Dr. Luke Fetters, professor of ministry and missions, serves on the board for the Society for Professors of Christian Education.

Dr. Karen Jones and Dr. Tom Bergler, both professors of ministry and missions, serve on the executive board for the Association of Youth Ministry Educators.

Jones was a founding member of that organization and is currently serving a second term on its board.

Tickets now available for float down the river

Tickets are now on sale for the Inner Tube Launch at Splash on the Wabash, scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The event features a six-mile, more than two hour lazy river ride from the Roush Dam to the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

Participants will park at the Historic Forks of the Wabash and be transported to the dam for the launch. Shuttles will be ongoing between 10 a.m. and noon.

Run 4-Health on June 28 will benefit the Huntington County 4-H program

The Huntington County Run 4-Health, sponsored by Huntington County 4-H, will be held on June 28.

The run will begin and end at Hier's Park and all proceeds will go to the Huntington County 4-H program.

The event begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine, and is open to all ages. Music will be played at the start/finish line.

Chip timing and age group awards will be offered. A time limit will be enforced, requiring a minimum pace of 2.5 mph.

Getting off on the right foot

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Some of the approximately 85 participating runners and walkers take off from the front of the Youth Services Bureau on Saturday, June 7, in the YSB 5K 4 Kids race. The course took participants through neighborhoods on Huntington's south side, on streets including Gardendale Avenue, Salamonie Avenue, Waterworks Road and Engle Street before ending back up at the Youth Services Bureau. Trophies and medals were given out for the first place male and female finishers in five age groups.

iAB donates more than 2,200 water bottles to Community Harvest FB

iAB financial bank has donated more than 2,200 water bottles to Community Harvest Food Bank to use in its laundry detergent initiative.

By placing a collection bin in each location, iAB employees were able to gather and recycle these water bottles so they can be used as containers for the food bank to use in distributing homemade laundry detergent to those seeking its services, as well as to other area food banks.

Over the past two years, iAB employees have collected and donated approximately 15,000 water bottles.


Trinity UMC hosting vacation Bible School June 23-26

Trinity United Meth-odist Church invites children 4 years through fifth grade to attend vacation Bible school June 23 to 26.

Sessions will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night.

The week's theme is "SonWest Roundup," and children will sing songs, watch skits, make crafts and play games as they learn about Jesus.

Register online at www.huntington or call the church office at 356-0691.

Trinity United Meth-odist Church is located at Guilford and Market streets, in Huntington.


Performance training becomes part of Life Church’s mission in Huntington

Mike Hill is the founder of Champs Academy, a new performance training facility operating at Life Church, in Huntington. The academy’s grand opening will be Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a health expo.
Photo by Steve Clark.

What do a church, a café and a gym have in common?

As it turns out, quite a bit.

Life Church, in Huntington, has operated Café of Hope for the last four years and is now unveiling Champs Academy, a performance training facility that's also located within the church's four walls at 900 E. State St.

For Mike Hill, the founder of all three, the opening of the academy, as well as the café before it, was done in fulfillment of a progressive vision for what a church can be.