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Good dog


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Gabrielle Haneline placed 13th out of 108 dogs in the Class 2B of the obedience competition at the Indiana State Fair Dog Show on Aug. 16. Haneline also placed 22nd in intermediate showmanship with her dog "Sadie." Gabrielle is the daughter of Marty and Rita Haneline and a member of the Waggin' Tails 4-H dog club in Huntington County.

Skilled at friendship


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These Roanoke Elementary School students have been recognized for demonstrating the life skill of friendship. They are (front row, from left) Gwenyth Kiser and Cole Ellet; (middle row, from left) Carter Hansen, Hattie Landrum, Grace Michel, Lucy Fritz, Isabelle Ottinger and Jack Hawkins; and (back row, from left) Jesalyn Klopfenstein, Beth Tallman, Lizzie Colclesser, Tyler Melcher, Caleb Eckert, Grace Vaught, Amaya Smith, and Landon Zeider.

In appreciation

Kevin Drayer (left), representing Salamonie Mills, accepts a photo of the 10-year members in the Huntington County 4-H program for 2014 from Cory Boxell, president of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Association. Salamonie Mills paid the $15 4-H program fee for all 154 first-year members and the 49 10-year members in 2014. In appreciation, the 10-year members signed the mat around the photo that was presented to Drayer. The photo was presented to Drayer during the association's Aug. 19 meeting.

In appreciation


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Kevin Drayer (left), representing Salamonie Mills, accepts a photo of the 10-year members in the Huntington County 4-H program for 2014 from Cory Boxell, president of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Association. Salamonie Mills paid the $15 4-H program fee for all 154 first-year members and the 49 10-year members in 2014. In appreciation, the 10-year members signed the mat around the photo that was presented to Drayer. The photo was presented to Drayer during the association's Aug. 19 meeting.

Huntington University gets accreditation reaffirmation recently

Sherilyn Emberton
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The Higher Learning Commission has granted Huntington University reaffirmation of its regional accreditation.

"Regional accreditation validates the efforts of quality institutions as they maintain high academic standards for their graduates," said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, Huntington University's president. "We are honored to be recognized by the Higher Learning Commission as providing meaningful curricular and co-curricular engagement for HU undergraduate and graduate learning experiences. Our faculty and staff are to be commended for their work in this valuable process."

Clear Creek church seeks aid in finding its history

The Clear Creek Community Church is seeking assistance in assembling memories of the church's 150-year history.

The church is seeking articles, pictures or memorabilia from the church. The memories will be displayed during the church's homecoming celebration on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

The celebration will include a carry-in lunch after the morning service and Christian fellowship after the meal. All are welcome, including anyone who has attended the church as well as all other members of the community.

Victory Noll Center to host annual Fall Festival

Victory Noll Center will host its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the United Nations celebration of World Day of Peace.

The day's activities are designed to show how all can become peacemakers.

Those attending can go on a hayride, explore the labyrinth, take a peace walk, visit the learning station, enjoy treats and more.

Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington. For information, visit www.olvm.org/vncenter.

 

Andrews library leaders earn 2 honors for building

Huntington Alert presented its David A. Schenkel Memorial Award to the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library for its historically sensitive building addition.
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Leaders of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library have received state and local recognition for adapting their building to 2014 needs while keeping its 1926 character.

Huntington Alert presented the library officials with its David A. Schenkel Memorial Award, while Indiana Landmarks recognized the library with an Indiana Preservation Award, one of three presented in northern Indiana.

Both awards were presented during an Aug. 19 meeting of Huntington Alert at the Andrews library.

Award from Indiana Landmarks


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Julie Donnell (right), of Fort Wayne, a board member of Indiana Landmarks, applauds Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library Board President Julie Newsome after presenting Newsome with a regional Historic Preservation Award from Indiana Landmarks.

Historic Preservation Award


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Adam (left) and Rebecca Hanson were recognized by Huntington Alert with a Historic Preservation Award for the work they have done on their business, Antiqology, in downtown Huntington.

Retreat for grieving parents Sept. 20 at Victory Noll Center

A retreat for grieving parents will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

The retreat is for parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age or any cause.

There will be time throughout the day for personal reflection, sharing and relaxation in a safe environment with others who have experienced a similar loss.
Activities will encourage creating a sense of community where parents can find strength and support from one another. Grief counselors will be on site.

American Heritage Girls to hold registration night on Thursday eve

American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop IN2435 will hold a registration night on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Huntington Baptist Church for families interested in learning more about AHG.

American Heritage Girls is a non-profit scouting organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.

It provides girls, from kindergarten through 12th grade, with opportunities to develop leadership skills, grow their faith and learn many skills through badge work and service.

Piecemakers Quilt Club to meet Thursday, Sept. 4

The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Meth-odist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Visitors are welcome.

 

Soaring with eagles


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Blake Sailors (right) recently received the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 637. For his project, Sailors mowed grass around and swept the inside of two buildings at the old Tractor Supply building on West Park Drive for Huntington County HAT. He is pictured with Scoutmaster Herb Scott.

Pie eating contest again on schedule at RFF

Russ Stanley tackles a pie during the pie eating contest at the 2013 Roanoke Fall Festival. The contest will return to the festival this year on Sept. 4, and the registration deadline is Aug. 29.
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Visitors to the Roanoke Fall Festival can participate in a pie eating contest, take a helicopter ride and be entertained by a balloon artist and "Circus Boy."

The pie eating contest will take place Sept. 4 under the Main Tent in Roanoke Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. The competition features four rounds - three age group rounds, for competitors ages 6 to 11 years, 12 to 17 years and 18 years and older, and a celebrity round. The contest is limited to the first eight entries received for each age group.

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