Set holiday trash pick-up

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Wednesday's trash route will be collected on Thursday, Nov. 12, along with Thursday's regular trash route.

It is asked that all items be ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on Nov. 12.


Dillon encourages Hoosiers to send mail to U.S. troops

State Sen. Gary Dillon (R-Columbia City) is encouraging residents to join Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's holiday season mail campaign for troops called "Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes."

"When you make your card list this year, please remember Indiana servicemen and women who will be spending the holidays away from their homes and families," Dillon said.

NNORC tours home whose renovation it had supported

The first floor of 802 First St. has seen some improvements, including refinished hardwood floors. The home is within the NNORC redevelopment map and the organization supports the improvement of homes owned by seniors in Huntington.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The NNORC (Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) group recently toured one of the homes in Huntington that it has supported to be renovated.

The group's mission is to support the renovation and upkeep of homes owned by Seniors older than 60 within the community, allowing the seniors to live in their homes, feel safer and maintain their lifestyles.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, members of the group toured 802 First St. The home was built in 1920.

Street paving in northeast section of Huntington to begin on Nov. 16

Street paving in the northeast section of Huntington will begin on Monday, Nov. 16.

David Schoeff, the city's director of engineering, says streets that are scheduled to be paved are Division, Guilford, Madison, Canfield, Arthur, Freedom, Fruit and Wesley.

"Our goal is to get Division, Guilford and Madison completed before weather gets to a point that we cannot pave any more this year," Schoeff says. "If the weather cooperates, we are planning on completing all of them."

Literacy coalition gives honors

Hallie Selig (left), of the Huntington County Literacy Coalition, presents Ed Robbins with an appreciation award for 10 years of service to the organization. The award was presented on Nov. 2 during the Coalition’s annual Tutor Appreciation Banquet.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition held its Annual Tutor Appreciation Banquet on Nov. 2 at The New Huntington Theater.

During the banquet, appreciation awards were handed out to Ed Robbins, for 10 years of service; Hosana Burgess, five years; Jean Oberholtzer, 20 years and Jill Rutz, five years.

New officers were also elected and they are new board members Deanna Scott and Sue Rumple, Karen Street, Patti Souers, president; Mary Lou Snyder, secretary and Joan Drayer, treasurer.


When losing is good

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Members of the Weight Watchers group of Huntington, which meets every Monday evening at Central Christian Church, participated in the Lose for Good campaign Aug. 30 to Oct. 17. The members lost a total of 496 pounds during that time and donated canned food to the churches in the Huntington area.

VNC to host 'A Different Kind of Christmas' on Saturday, Nov. 14

Victory Noll Center in Huntington presents "A Different Kind of Christmas" on Nov. 14 at the center.

Local businesses and their products will be showcased for sale from 9 a.m. to noon, pro-viding an opportunity for a new look at gift-giving and the awareness that a difference can be made locally and globally by how people shop, sponsors say.

Global awareness will be provided by One World Shop and Friends of the Third World, which will offer items from countries around the world.

The center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive.

The event is open to the public.

Huntington University, Downtown Business Group offering Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt

Huntington University and the Downtown Business Group are partnering to offer a Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt, on Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The scavenger hunt is part of the university's Parent Weekend.

"The group was approached by the university to offer an activity that would provide an opportunity for students, freshmen mostly, and their families more exposure to the local businesses and what they have to offer," states Rich Najuch, co-owner of the New Huntington Theater.
"After playing with a few ideas, we decided that this would be a really good one."

Relocating machine shop breaks ground in Huntington

Fogwell Manufacturing Company officials and Huntington officials turn dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for the company on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A Fort Wayne machine shop which plans to complete its move to Huntington by early next year was welcomed to town at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5.

"We're honored that you've chosen Huntington," Mayor Steve Updike told representatives of Fogwell Manufacturing Company.

Fogwell Manufacturing, a CNC (computer numerical controlled) machine company, is moving to the Riverforks Industrial Park. An addition to the existing building at 1700 E. Riverforks Dr. is now under construction.

Flint Springs recognizes students for first quarter academic achievements

Flint Springs has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks.

All As
Grade Three

Diaa Almalahi, Gavin Baker, Jaime Black, Chloe Clark, Olivia Cook, Zachary Daugh-terty, Jessica Ditton, Brette Fawcett, Coton Funk, Brendan Hoover, Cameron Jagger, Janell Johnston, Raegan Killigrew and Clark Kitchen.
Macy Lange, Nathan Lister, Alena Miller, Mariah Okuly, Melissa Pharoah, Kenzie Pricket, Xavier Schell, Carissa Schuhler, Lacey Smith, RaeAnne Smith, Samantha Smith, Hailey Stepler, Hugo Vargas, Nick Wells and Zack Zoerb.

Half Century Award

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Gov. Mitch Daniels (left) honored Cline Transfer, of Huntington, with the Governor's Half Century Award for being in business 50 years, on Wednesday, Nov. 4. With Daniels are (from second left) Huntington Heating & Cooling owners Bob and Leslie Zahm, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and State Rep. Dan Leonard.

Half Century Award

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Gov. Daniels honors four Huntington County business with Half Century awards

Gov. Mitch Daniels (left) honored South Side Marathon, of Huntington, with the Governor’s Half Century Award for being in business for 82 years, on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
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Governor Mitch Daniels recently honored four Huntington County businesses for longevity and community service in the Statehouse during the annual Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards ceremony.

The governor presented Cline Transfer Inc., Huntington Heating & Cooling, Lehman Floor Covering Inc. and South Side Marathon with Half Century Awards.

Andrews Elementary announces honor roll for first quarter

Andrews Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

All A's
Fifth Grade

Amber Adamonis, Alexis Bowers, Erin Burke, Kelsey Coles, Sarah Hunnicutt, Lucas Newsome, Emily Pence, Kirsten Reed, Andrew Schenkel, Logan Sizemore, Orion Smith and David Zielinski.

Chili donation

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jeff Souder (center), owner of the East of Chicago Pizza in Warren, presents a donation raised from the store's chili booth at the Warren Scarecrow Festival last Friday, Oct. 30, to Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Julie Moss (left) and Vice President Shane Wright.

Crestview Middle School announces its honor roll for first quarter of 2009-10 school year

Crestview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks.

All As
Grade Eight
Josie Beaver, Danny Becker, Katherine Bennett, Olivia Bickel, Madison Burns, Madison Carmichael, Sarah Christman, Brandon Crawford, Kayla Delatorre, Henry Easley, Cailin Ellis, Rachael Romley, Kasey Hicks, Valerie Huffman, Jacob Hunnicutt, Andrew Ken-nedy, Kaylie Killian, Ashley Landon, Quentin Lintz, Ashly Martin, Scott McClellan and Andrew McElhaney.

Officials believe no Indiana Guard personnel at Fort Hood

Officials believe that no Indiana National Guard personnel are at Fort Hood in Texas, following the shootings there Thursday, Nov. 5.

"As of right now the Indiana National Guard is not aware of any Indiana National Guard Soldiers or Airmen currently stationed or on duty at Fort Hood," says Staff Sgt. Les Newport, of the Indiana National Guard media relations.

They have released a family hotline number to call to check on loved ones, 866-836-2751.


Andrews FD holiday food drive this Saturday

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Holiday Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Firefighters will accept donations of canned goods, dry food and other non-perishables. Cash donations will also be accepted.

The collection will be held at the Andrews Fire Station.
Some of the items collected will be given to the Andrews Community Helpers, a volunteer group that prepares and delivers a Thanksgiving dinner to area shut-ins.

Pathfinder groups to have Community Day Sale

Pathfinder Kids Kampus and OutSource Manufacturing divisions of Huntington are joining with Elder-Beerman for a Community Day sale on Saturday, Nov. 14, for local non-profit organizations in the community.

Announce pumpkin decorating winners

Members of The Real Elegant Dames Red Hatters, of Warren (from left) Christine Knox, Joyce Shepherd, Marian Hoffman, Queen Mum Lilly Nutter and “Freddie” Couch were the judges for the fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Downtown Business Group's fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival kicked off Friday, Oct. 30 with the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, held at the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Twenty-seven pumpkins vied for the top place in three categories: Best Dressed, Best Carved and Best Painted, each being awarded $20.

Those donating the cash prizes were Hogg & Wall Associates, Wall's Homes and Wehr Into Flowers.

Announce winners at sixth annual Great Pumpkin Hunt

The sixth annual Great Pumpkin Hunt was held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Hier's Park.

The festival kicked off with a coloring contest where costumed children colored pictures of pumpkins, scarecrows and more.

The coloring contest winners were: birth-3 years, Tailor Raber, Jaydon Stephan and Kris-topher Boyer; ages 4-7, Ashlynn Stobber, Courtney Okuly and Kendra Sandlin; ages 8 and older, Stacey Cox, Troy Elston and Brittany Cline.
The best in show winner in the coloring contest was Tasia Drabenstot.

PHP announces scholarship chances

Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Inc., (PHP), a locally managed care organization, is providing scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in a health-related field.

PHP will award a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to the first place winner; a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to the second place winner; and third place will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000.

Historical society schedules appraisals and awards

Teresa and Ed Plasterer of Plasterer’s Antiques and Things will offer appraisals during the Huntington County Historical Society’s special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 315 Court St.
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The Huntington County Historical Society will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum, located at 315 Court St.

Teresa and Ed Plasterer of Plasterer's Antiques and Things will offer free appraisals for all members. Non-members will be charged a small fee for appraisals. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting.

tobyMac's Winter Wonder Slam tour will make a stop at HU on Dec. 3

Huntington University and Trinity Communications will present multi-Grammy and Dove award-winning artist tobyMac in concert at the university's Fieldhouse on Dec. 3.
The Fieldhouse is located in the Merillat Complex for Physical Education & Recreation.

tobyMac will appear as part of his Winter Wonder Slam tour. The Huntington University concert also will include Stephanie Smith, B.Reith and Attaboy.

Sheets Museum offers discounted admission with donation of food for Love INC

The Sheets Wildlife and Learning Center is stepping up to help less fortunate families.

With the donation of a canned good, the museum is offering a reduction off of ticket prices for each item donated this holiday season.

Through this program, the Sheets Museum is providing Love INC with donated canned goods for families' Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The museum is a unique collection of nearly 200 species of wild animals and fish from around the world.

Geders has lead role in HU's 'Beauty and Beast'

The Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts will present "Beauty and the Beast" Nov. 12-21, with a cast that includes a baker's dozen of Huntington residents.

"Audiences will be delighted and spellbound by the story of Belle and her less-than-charming captor," says Jay Duffer, director and assistant professor of theater arts.

Katie Geders, a Huntington University senior from Huntington, holds the lead role of Belle. Geders is majoring in elementary and special education, with a minor in theater performance.

Salamonie School announces its honor roll list for the first quarter

Salamonie School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

All A's
Eighth Grade

Thomas Bolinger, Cameron Buzzard, Jonathon Goulding, Kole Hale, Tatum Johnson, Kennan Mooberry, Braydon Poulson, Connor Sabinske, Harlie Summers and Alissa Weight.

Seventh Grade
Shelbie Goulding, Walter Hacker, Danielle Kem, Mariana Lane, Megan Pressler, Walker Spahr and Amanda Tolen.

Sixth Grade
Olivia Bolinger, Alexandra Christian, Kaitlin Jones, Nicholas Kimmel, Olivia Newsome and Spencer Sharpe.

Church Women United to celebrate World Community Day Friday

Church Women United of Huntington County will celebrate World Community Day on Friday, Nov. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The celebration starts at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast.

This year's theme is "Piecing Earth Together" and the program will be led by the women of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Participating churches are reminded to bring their donations for Tools of Hope-Blanket Fund and UNICEF.

The community is invited to attend and reservations are not required.

For more information call Johanna Lang at 356-0976.


Roanoke residents, business owners invited to commnet on proposed design guidelines

An open meeting will be hosted Thursday, Nov. 5, to seek input from the community on draft building design guidelines for Roanoke's commercial districts.

The proposed guidelines have been put together by a group of community and business leaders to maintain the look and charm of the historic downtown commercial district. That committee will host the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Seminary United Methodist Church.

Board of Works to hold special meeting Friday at 8 a.m..

The Board of Public Works & Safety for the City of Huntington will hold a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Mayor's Conference Room, on the third floor of the Huntington City Building.

Personnel matters and any other matter brought before the board will be discussed.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St.