Program focuses on invaders

Maggie Kubina, a park ranger with the United States Army Corps of Engineers at J. Edward Roush Lake, will discuss invasive species and how they threaten Indiana's natural environment during a program on Tuesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, in Huntington.

The program, "Explosive Nature of Invasive Species," is part of the library's summer reading program. It is free and open to all children in grades one through six.

Registration is suggested, but not required. To register, call the library's Children's Department at 356-2900.

Antiqology featured in "Faces of Tourism" campaign

Adam (left) and Rebecca Hanson and their downtown Huntington shop, Antiqology, are featured in a state tourism video that will be released in September.
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Antiqology, in downtown Huntington, is featured in the "Faces of Tourism" campaign of the Indiana Tourism Association.

The association selected the Huntington business to represent northern Indiana in the campaign, which emphasizes the value of tourism in Indiana and the role small businesses play in tourism.

The video, which highlights unique places to visit, is scheduled to be released in September. It will be presented to legislators to encourage allocation of funds to support tourism initiatives.

Antiqology is owned by Adam and Rebecca Hanson.


‘Pirates of Penzance’ returns to Pulse, featuring original cast and offspring

Pirate King Travis Fisher stands over the shoulder of Parker Ellenburg in this scene from “Pirates of Penzance,” which opens July 18 at the Pulse Opera House, in Warren.
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A swashbuckling cast sweeps into Warren's Pulse Opera House with the opening of "Pirates of Penzance" on Friday, July 18.

This is actually the second time the Pulse has presented the Gilbert and Sullivan musical. The first show was in 1996, and this rendition features several of the original cast members as well as several offspring of 1996 cast members.

HNHS Class of 1974 will combine reunion with homecoming festivities

Alumni of the Huntington North High School Class of 1974 will return to their hometown Sept. 26 through 28 for homecoming festivities as they celebrate their 40-year reunion.

The weekend will begin Friday night, Sept. 26, by attending the Viking homecoming football game at 7 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field, followed by a bonfire nearby. Saturday, Sept. 27 includes a tour of HNHS at 11 a.m., a golf scramble at Clear Creek Golf Course at 1 p.m. and evening celebration/light meal at Norwood's. Lunch at Nick's on Sunday, Sept. 28 will conclude the weekend's activities.

Class of 1964 fiifty-year reunion

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The Huntington Township High School Class of 1964 met June 29 at the home of Gary and Dee Montel, in North Manchester, for its 50-year class reunion. Attending the reunion were (front row, from left) Bill Oswalt, Sondra Swindler Combs, Ann Schroeder Crippin and Sandy Sandlin Barrus; (second row, from left) Becky Flora Lawson, Nancy Yordy Beard, Janet Hefner Coldren, Areldean Reckard Montel and Mark Hiple; and (standing, from left) Tim Soper, Ken Harris, Stan Stucker, Brent Andrews, Jim Paxton and Nancy Votrie Michnal.

Vectren crews replacing mains, service lines

Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery have begun replacing gas mains and service lines in Huntington as part of the company's pipeline replacement program, Vectren has announced.

The multi- year program will replace about 1,000 miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout northern Indiana.

Invite veterans to shooting sports range day

All veterans are invited to attend a veterans' shooting sports range day on Sunday, July 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Roush Lake Shooting Range.

Activities include a military weapon marksmanship challenge, with weapons and ammunition provided for the contest. Other prizes will be awarded for rifle and pistol target, skeet, trap and poker shoot.

All veterans are expected to provide their own shotgun, rifle or pistol as well as ammunition. No .50 caliber or larger and no automatic weapons will be allowed.

First in line

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ceolia Gray, of Wabash (left), is first in line to get lunch at the Miller's Merry Manor Senior Picnic held Thursday, July 10 at Hier's Park. A sunny day brought out about 250 people to the free picnic, with Miller's Merry Manor's corporate marketing group serving Seniors a meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cucumber-onion salad, chips and brownies and watermelon for dessert.

For the love of kitties

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The Hallman children donate the proceeds of a bake sale and a garage sale they held to Helping Paws Pet Haven. Pictured are (from left) Levi, Emma, Eli and Isaac Hallman with Helping Paws Executive Director Dawn Stanley. The children say they wanted to raise the money because they love the cats at Helping Paws and wanted them to have fun, new things.

Invite those interested in Catholic religion to participate in RCIA locally

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or is considering joining the Catholic Church is invited to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington.

Emley to celebrate 25 years at PHD

Roger Emley
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Roger Emley will celebrate 25 years with PHD on July 19.

Emley is a saw operator on day shift at the Huntington PHD facility.


Family Game Night July 15 at HCTPL

Family Game Night will be held Tuesday, July 15, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, in Huntington.

Games begin at 6 p.m.

The library staff will be on hand with old favorites like Scattergories, Uno, and Chutes and Ladders, as well as newer selections such as Pandemic and Settlers of Catan. The staff can also explain the rules of the games.

Families are invited to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Registration is requested by calling the library's Children's Department at 356-2900.


HU top value in state for college ed

Huntington University has been ranked as the top school in Indiana for its economic value by Educate to Career's recent college rankings.

Huntington was named No. 39 out of more than 1,200 schools nationwide.

HU students make an average of $31,600 upon graduation, according to ETC. The ranking system, developed in 2013, measures improvement in earnings and employability of graduates against the total cost of the education at the institution.

Preparing to dive

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Indiana Conservation Officer Andrew Harmon gives Blake Anson, 8, of Andrews, some advice before taking him under the water during Camp H.E.R.O. on Thursday, July 10, at the Parkview Huntington YMCA. Divers instructed the campers about water safety and gave most of them their first scuba diving lesson. Anson is the grandson of Aaron and Joleen Anson, of Andrews.

Three new staffers at First Federal

Pictured from left, Jessie Williams, Grace McCarthy and Mallory Peters.
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First Federal Savings Bank announced the addition of three staff members.

Jessie Williams and Grace McCarthy have been hired as tellers at the South Bend Drive location, in Fort Wayne.
Williams earned an associate's degree in general studies from Montcalm Community College, in Michigan. She previously worked as a receptionist at Southwest Hair and Day Spa.

McCarthy attended Ivy Tech Community College and previously worked at Massage Envy Spa, in Fort Wayne.