A night on the town

Photo by Joni Knott.

Huntington Theatre Guild: Act II President Deanna Albertson (left) and Different Stages Theatre Executive Director Rich Najuch (right) drew the winning raffle ticket for the Huntington Theatre Guild: Act II fund-raiser raffle in front of the Huntington Theatre on Friday, Oct. 24. Winners Bill and Mary Richey won the tickets to the Different Stages production of "Les Miserables" and a gift certificate to Brick House Grill.

Reading time

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Roanoke Elementary School kindergartner Landon Perkins enjoys a story read by his mom, Sara Perkins, during the school's monthly "Roanoke Reading Night" on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This month, students were also allowed to dress in their Halloween costumes. Landon is dressed up as "Optimus Prime."

Warren’s Scarecrow Festival set for Oct. 31

Kaitlyn Boxell (left) helps Olivia Bailey (center) decorate a pumpkin while Gabbi Keene looks on at the booth of Mike and Stacy Haggerty during the 2013 Scarecrow Festival in Warren on Friday night, Oct. 25, 2013.
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The annual Scarecrow Festival returns to Warren on Halloween evening, Oct. 31, featuring a costume parade, games, a chili cook-off and, of course, scarecrows.

Most of the activity will take place downtown on Wayne Street, which is also where most of the scarecrows will be on display. The scarecrows were created by groups, individuals and businesses, so some of the scarecrows may be displayed in the front yards of their creators.

Riverview announces honor roll students

Riverview Elementary School has honored students who achieved the honor roll during the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

Eighth Grade - All A's
Diaa Almalahi, Spencer Atkinson, Tal Ben Yehoshua, Stephan Bercik, Emma Bickel, Alexander Bishop, Zachary Daugherty, Jessica Ditton, Amara Eckert and Brette Fawcett.

Andrews names honor roll students for first quarter

Andrews Elementary School has honored students who achieved the honor roll during the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

All A's
Fifth Grade: Mica Beal, Jacob Diehl, Grace Dill, Tyler Forst, Whisper Harper, Landon Hethcote, Garret Johnson, Foster McDonald, Kataya Moreno, Harrison Niswander, Isabel Niswander, Alayna Pohler, Cameron Richison, Zach Scheiber, Jamie Simpson, Jesse Simpson, Kaleb Stevenson, Elijah Straley, Lucas Thorn and Jacob Vereeke.

Nationally-published writer at Roanoke library

Janine Petry
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Janine Petry, writer who has been published in national magazines, will speak at the Roanoke Library on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.

Petry will address how writers break into writing for magazines, sought-after topics and the essentials of writing for magazines.

Petry has served as a writer and editor in Christian publishing for more than 15 years. She's worked on the staffs of several Christianity Today International (CTI) mag -azines, including Today's Christian Woman, Virtue,and Christian History, and as the assistant editor of Marriage Partnership magazine.

Huntington North baseball team to hold Pizza Hut fund-raiser on Monday

The Huntington North High School Baseball Program will host a pizza buffet fund-raiser at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The program will get a portion of the cost of the buffet and all tips will go directly to the program. Coaches and players will be available to host and wait tables.


Getting out the vote

Photo by Joni Knott.

Republican candidates for Indiana state office (from left) Kelly Mitchell, state treasurer candidate; Secretary of State Connie Lawson and Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch, both incumbents seeking re-election, encourage Huntington County residents gathered at Nick's Kitchen to vote early. During the rally on Friday, Oct. 24, each candidate discussed her conservative platforms and they jointly addressed the issue of voter apathy and low voter turnout on Election Day. Early voting at the Huntington County clerk's office will end on Monday, Nov. 3, at noon.

Crestview announces its honor roll students

Crestview Middle School has honored students who achieved the honor roll during the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.


Sixth Grade: Dominic Adams, Rebekah Bates, Arianna Betterly, Drew Briggs, Emily Crist, Caliegh Davidson, Nath-aniel Disler, Grade Driscoll, Samuel Elliot, Grace Gross, Dylinn Hertel, Alivia Hughes, Lindsey Hunt, Evelyn Lee, Meghan Mahoney, Victoria Myers, James Parker, Naomi Richison, Thomas Sch-weller, Ben Shriner, Rylee Spice, Morgan Stout, Savannah White, Hanna Whitney and Noah Zahn.

Special Olympics donation

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Debbie Goodyear (second from left) and Larry Goodyear (second from right), members of The Freedom Riders Chapter 5, present a check to Huntington County Special Olympics. Pictured (from left to right) are Keith Hartley, Huntington County Special Olympics coordinator, Debbie Goodyear, Special Olympics athletes Darin Thomas and Ryan Thomas, Larry Goodyear and Nancy Hartley, Special Olympics coordinator. The donation came from proceeds from the Oct. 11 motorcycle ride and breakfast put on by The Freedom Riders Chapter 5.

Churches teaming up to fill shoeboxes with gifts

Operation Christmas Child is underway, in which donors fill shoeboxes with school and health supplies and toys for less fortunate children in other countries.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Area churches are teaming up again this fall to collect filled shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child.

This is the seventh year for the project in Huntington, a program of Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse Charitable Organization.

Locally, College Park Church, located at 1936 College Ave. in Huntington, is the drop-off point for the shoe boxes. The cardboard boxes can be picked up at the church, filled with health supplies, school items and toys and then returned, filled the week of Nov. 17 to Nov. 24.

Seek decorated trees for Holiday Walk, Fest of Trees

Decorated trees are being sought for the Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees to be held in Warren on Nov. 21.

Trees can be entered in one of three categories - adult organization or business, youth organization and individual or family. For information on entering a tree, call 750-1798.

During the event, to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., area businesses, churches and the library will open their doors.

New events this year are a community Christmas carol sing at the Warren United Church of Christ and "Llamas at the Library" at the Warren Public Library.

Workshop on human trafficking set for Nov. 21

A workshop designed to raise awareness of the ramifications of human trafficking, and specifically trafficking in children, will be held on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victory Noll Center.

Author Holly Austin-Smith is the keynote speaker. She will tell her story of being trafficked for sex at age 14 and discuss how that experience led to her activism. She will address the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States.

Red Ribbon heroes

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Students at Roanoke Elementary School have been celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Monday, Oct. 27 was "Be a Hero Every Day." Pictured in their hero gear are (front row, from left) Caden Baker, Ellie Shape and Emma Kelsey; (middle row, from left) Josiah Smith, Cody Dauscher and Hannah Augspurger; and (back row, from left) teachers Kelsey Meyer and Courtney Woods.

Fish fry is Saturday at Lutheran gym

A fish fry supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the St. Peter Lutheran gym, 605 Polk St., Huntington.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

On the menu is fish, homemade German potato salad, potato chips, applesauce, bread and homemade pies and cakes. Carry-out is also available.

A bazaar will also be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with baked goods, handmade crafts and a silent auction for two quilts crafted by the church quilters.

Proceeds will benefit "Loving Neighbors," a Love In The Name of Christ program.