Apple Day

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Kindergartners in Cathy Geyer's classroom at Roanoke Elementary School recently had "Apple Day." One of the apple activities was to make homemade applesauce. The students helped by peeling the apples. Pictured is Dominic Ollar helping Geyer peel an apple.

Markle’s ‘Christmas in Our Town’ celebration to be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7

Markle's "Christmas in ‘Our Town'" will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7.

Organizers are looking for individuals to help the Chamber of Commerce organize and plan the weekend. Businesses are asked to sponsor or plan events.

To volunteer, call Linda Beck at 820-0089 by Oct. 17.
Activities planned include horse and wagon rides, craft vendors, Santa visits, train rides for kids, a soup supper and organ recital.


Dreyer Sharpe Memorial Dog Park officially opens at shelter

Ron Sharpe (second from left) reaches out to Pat Merckx (seated), president of the Huntington County Humane Society, during a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4, for the Susan Dreyer Sharpe Memorial Dog Park adjacent to the humane shelter.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Susan Dreyer Sharpe Memorial Dog Park at the Huntington County Humane Shelter was officially opened on Saturday, Oct. 4, with cake, punch, short speeches - and a bevy of dogs getting used to the idea that they could run free inside an expansive field of grass.

The park was donated by Ron Sharpe in memory of his late wife, who operated a dog training business and had been involved in the Huntington County Humane Society prior to her death in September of 2013.

Blessing the pets

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rev. John Pfister, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church (right), offers the Blessing of the Animals at Helping Paws Pet Haven on Friday, Oct. 3, as Director Dawn Stanley (left) and volunteer Mary Lou Overman listen.

Trout part of college’s livestock judging team

Thomas Trout, of Huntington, was a member of the livestock judging team from Black Hawk College East Campus, in Galva, IL, that participated in the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Exposition Contest in Omaha, NE.

The team earned the second high team overall ranking, following a first place finish in beef, second in swine, third in sheep/goats and fourth in reasons.

The next contest for the team will be Oct. 16 to 18 at the Purdue & Stockman Invitational in Indiana.


TNT Glass opens its doors in Roanoke

Chris Clemons stands outside TNT Glass, now open in Roanoke.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

TNT Glass is now open in Roanoke.

The shop is owned by Chris Clemons, who worked at Huntington Glass for 10 years until that business closed, and his wife Wendy Clemons.

TNT Glass can replace broken glass in windows and doors in all types of buildings, both commercial and privately owned.

All types of class are available, including insulated glass and tempered glass, Clemons says.

The business is able to cut and replace tabletops, mirrors and shower doors, he adds.

Clemons says he will also replace screens and door closures.

Grandparents’ Day

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Sam Williams (left) chooses a doughnut while his friend, Noah Wagner, waits for him as Sam's grandparents Sharon and Steve Williams, follow in line at Roanoke Elementary School. The school celebrated Grandparent/VIP Day on Thursday, Oct. 2. Students enjoyed breakfast with their VIPs, did a craft project together and had their pictures taken together.  Students could also give their VIPs a tour of the building and show them their classrooms and do activities in the classroom as well.

Clear Creek Church plans homecoming celebration

The Clear Creek Community Church will celebrate 150 years of Christian fellowship with a homecoming celebration at the church on Sunday, Oct. 12.

The special service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a carry-in lunch and Christian fellowship after the meal.

Everyone is welcome whether they attended the church or would just like to celebrate its anniversary and see the church.

Anyone who may have articles, pictures or memorabilia of the church is asked to share them with the congregation. A special display will be set up so all can enjoy the history of the church.

Faith Community to host Senior party

Faith Community Church of God is the location of the October Senior party sponsored by Norwood Health and Rehabilitation, on Thursday, Oct. 23. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

The church is located at 3615 N. Norwood Rd., Huntington. Call 359-4410 for reservations, which will be accepted on or after Monday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.

Call HAT for a ride to the party, 356-3006. Reservations must be made by noon one business day in advance.


Respectful students

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students at Huntington Catholic School received Spirit Awards for Respect on Friday, Oct. 3. They are (front row, from left) Samantha Stetzel, second grade; Owen Woolard and Gary Snyder, both in fourth grade; Isaac Scheiber, first grade; and Sophie Hudson, third grade; and (back row, from left) Graham Scher, seventh grade; Lillian Holzinger, sixth grade; Andrea Krumanaker, fifth grade; and Gage Swada, eighth grade.

CROP walks raise funds to alleviate hunger

Participants in the Huntington County CROP Hunger Walk make their way down MacGahan Street near Huntington North High School during the event, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 5.
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Walkers from 11 churches took part in the Huntington County CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5.
Simultaneous three-mile walks took place in Huntington and Warren.

Proceeds from the Hunger Walk support Love INC and the Warren Food Pantry, as well as the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service.

The length of the walk represents the distance women in developing countries walk each day for water, an average of 3.6 miles.

Compassionate students

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students at Huntington Catholic School were honored Friday, Oct. 3, with the Spirit Award for Compassion. They are (front row, from left) Jillian Melcher, third grade; Karrigan Melcher, second grade; Caleb Scheiber and Braxton Smith, both in fourth grade; and Averyana Dawson, first grade; and (back row, from left) Kadi El Hussein, sixth grade; Katie Smith, fifth grade; Peyton Rosen, seventh grade; and Madeline Dunn, eighth grade.

Is art nature or nature art?

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Seventh-grade students in the art class at Huntington Catholic School recently studied the nature-themed works of Henri Rousseau, Claude Monet and Georgia O'Keeffe. They pressed pumpkin leaves into clay to form a bowl that they made nature into art. Pictured (from left to right) are students Michael Learned, Gracey Linker, Peyton Rosen and Jennifer Betancourt.

Junior Leaders to meet Thursday at Heritage Hall

The Huntington County Junior Leaders will meet Thursday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Officers will be elected for the 2015 4-H club year.
Officer positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, news reporter/photographer, health and safety officer, historian/photographer and recreation leader.

Any 4-H member in seventh grade or above who is interested in serving as an elected officer must complete an application form prior to the meeting. Forms are available in the Purdue Extension Huntington County office.

Local woman named outstanding in her field

Donna Schnepp, of Huntington, holds a plaque designating her recognition by Strathmore’s Who’s Who, a register and global netweork for professionals who are outstanding in their fields.
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Donna Schnepp, of Huntington, has been recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who, a registry and global network for professionals who are outstanding in their fields.

Schnepp is a certified instrument specialist at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne, where she is responsible for the inspection and sterilization of surgical instrumentation.

She was the first certified instrument specialist in Indiana.