Lutheran church to host treats

St. Peter Lutheran Church will have trick-or-treat on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, located at 605 Polk St.

Children can trick-or-treat from decorated booths and play games.


Bike winner

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lillie Billingsley, 3, of Andrews, stands beside the bicycle she won in the Great Pumpkin Hunt on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Hier's Park. She is the daughter of Scottie and Sam Billingsley.

Christian Life sets Fall Fest

Christian Life Tabernacle invites the community to its Family Fall Fest on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the church.

Activities include a tropical obstacle course, chili cook-off, hayrides, games and food, including a pie eating contest. There will also be candy and prizes awarded.
Everything is free.

The church is located at 943 Swan St., Huntington. For more information call 358-9100.


Warren Spook-A-Thon is open to runners, walkers and bicycle riders

A run, walk and bicycle ride set for Nov. 1 in Warren is sponsored by a fitness center that plans to open in the community in January.

The Warren Health and Fitness Center, owned by Warren businessman Mike Haggerty, will be located in the former Dollar General building on Huntington Avenue (Ind.-5).

The 5K Spook-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Check-in is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren. A fee is charged.

Sheriff offers tips for safe trick-or-treating

While trick-or-treating can be a great adventure for children, parents are urged to keep it fun by following a few basic safety tips offered by Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel:

• A responsible adult should always accompany children ages 12 and under when trick-or-treating.

• Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant and never obscure visibility.

• Have every trick-or-treater wear reflective clothing and/or carry a light or glowstick.

Team effort earns Riverview students chance to putt for years to come

Eighth grade English Language Arts teacher Sam Wright (left) and Northwest Elementary School Principal Mark DuBois (right) took some of the first putts on the new Riverview Middle School putting green after its dedication on Oct. 21.
Photo by Joni Knott.

A new putting green at Riverview Middle School will allow students both on the golf team and in physical education classes to practice their golfing skills for years to come.

"It was a team effort to put it together and it actually worked," says Northwest Elementary School Principal Mark DuBois. "Ultimately, it was just something that I thought would be really neat for the kids. Hopefully the kids will get to enjoy it."

Library to participate in International Games Day

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will participate in the seventh annual International Games Day on Nov. 15.

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to stop by the Main Library, in Huntington, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 to play a variety of games, including Ticket to Ride, Battleship, Carcassonne, Clue, Pandemic, Mario Kart and Wii Sports.

Other libraries and schools around the world will sponsor similar activities.

Creating a sachet

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jessica Geiger uses a mini iron on felt pieces as she goes through the steps to create an owl sachet Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. Kids made the sachets, which were then filled with cinnamon, clove, vanilla or peppermint inside, and also made caramel puff treats.

Eye on the ball

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

"Black Team" members Eric Shatto (left) and Celine Rongos go after the ball in a table tennis match Friday, Oct. 24 in the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center. The game was part of multiple student activities in the Olympiad XXI games held throughout the campus over the weekend.

Hgtn. County communities set trick-or-treat hours

Communities in Huntington County have established specific hours when little ghouls and goblins can haunt their neighborhoods in an attempt to fill their bags with candy.

Trick-or-treat hours around Huntington County are:

• Andrews - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Huntington - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Markle - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Roanoke - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Signs of the season

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Anna Brinegar, a staffer at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, surveys some of the decorated pumpkins that have been entered in the library's pumpkin decorating contest. Winners will be announced on Oct. 28.

Regular pick-up of fall leaves beginning Monday, Oct. 27, for Huntington residents

Huntington residents can expect to see regular pickups of fall leaves beginning Monday, Oct. 27.

Two city crews will be picking up leaves that have been raked to the curb, says City Services Superintendent Bob Caley. One crew will start on the north side of the city and one on the south side, he says.

"They'll go through every section at least once, and then start over," Caley says.

City residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb along the street, but not into the street, he says.

Local health pros making Ebola fighting plans

While the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the subsequent cases in the United States have taken center stage in the news, local health professionals are planning now how to combat the virus should it arrive in Indiana.

Reserve champion

Photo provided.

Dalton Husband (right) stands with C.R. Bradley, a professional roper and judge, after winning reserve champion in the dummy roping event for the 8-and-under age group at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, OH. Dalton is the 6-year-old son of Kristin and Scott Husband, of Huntington. Thirty-five ropers competed in the event, and Dalton received a Congress Medal and belt buckle.

For the Special Olympics athletes

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Brad Borntreger (front row, right), a trustee of Huntington Eagles 823, presents a check to Special Olympics athletes Jacob Sprinkle and John McCormack (front, from left) and Nancy and Keith Hartley (back, from left), Huntington County coordinators for Special Olympics. The donation, which represented proceeds from the Huntington Eagles' second annual Special Olympics Day, was presented on Saturday, Oct. 18, prior to a Special Olympics bowling session at Rainbow Lanes. It will be used to support Special Olympics activities.