Korea vets to meet on Aug. 9

The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One, will be held Aug. 9 at Eagles Lodge 248, 4940 Bluffton Rd., Fort Wayne.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m., and lunch is served after the meeting.

Friends and spouses of Korean War veterans are welcome.


Huntington Catholic orientation set for Aug. 6

Huntington Catholic School will hold an orientation day on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

HCS families with children in kindergarten through eighth grade are asked to attend one of the sessions, which will be held at the Primary Building, 820 Cherry St. The first session will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the second session will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of the orientation day is to inform parents of different school procedures and the various opportunities at the school, and to hand out forms for students that need to be filled out and returned on Aug. 13.

Ride 2 Remember set for Aug. 2

The Ride 2 Remember for Alzheimer's Awareness will take place Saturday, Aug. 2.

The second annual event will include an open bike show, entertainment, swap meet, games, vendors, refreshments and the Ride 2 Remember Bike Ride.

Registration for the bike ride will begin Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. with kickstands up at 9 a.m. The ride will start and end at Hier's Park. The first 100 riders registered will receive a special gift.

The bike show will begin after the ride, at noon. Awards and prizes will be handed out at 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Parks dept. offering swim lessons in August

The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons Aug. 17 to 21 and Aug. 24 to 28.

The lessons are available for children age 4 and up, with a charge per child.

Beginner sessions will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. nightly, and intermediate sessions will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sessions will be held at Quality Inn, located at 2820 Hotel Ave., in Huntington.

For more information call 358-2323.


Callout for Battle of the Businesses is Aug. 4 at Huntington YMCA

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will hold its annual Battle of the Businesses competition Sept. 5 through Sept. 14.

Businesses of all sizes are invited to form teams and compete in two weekends of recreational activities.

Past activities have included canoe racing, corn hole, 5K walk/run, community scavenger hunt, sand volleyball, bicycle poker ride and kickball.

A callout meeting will be held on Aug. 4 at noon at the YMCA. To reserve a spot at the meeting, contact Don Cozad at

For information, call 359-9622.


A large donation

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Parkview Boys & Girls Club affliliates (back row from left) Skyla Tomasek, Michael Howell, Callihan Young, Angelia Lopez, Evelyn Lee, Jayden Oden and Mandy Reber and (front row from left) Brianna Cutting, Jailyn Johnston, Morgan Lee, Angel Hollingsworth and Kylli Williams accept a check from the Huntington County Community Foundation in the amount of $100,000. The check will benefit the club's new building, which will see a ground breaking this fall.

Hawkins returns to HU as alumni relations chief

Huntington University graduate Marcy Hawkins has taken the reigns as the director of alumni relations and director of the Forester Fund.

A 2003 graduate, Hawkins comes to HU having worked as the director of special events for the Arthritis Foundation of Northern Indiana. In addition, she served for nearly seven years as the special events and outreach manager for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.

"This new journey as director of alumni relations and the Forester Fund is truly a calling, and I'm very excited to be back on campus," she said.

RTL announces baby photo contest winners

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Twenty-eight entries were received for the 33rd annual "People's Choice" baby photo contest sponsored by Huntington County Right to Life.

First place went to Blakeley Johnson, who was born on Jan. 15, 2014, and is the son of Tanner and Rena Johnson, of Huntington. Blakeley received 28,964 votes and won a cash prize and portrait.

Second place went to Adelyn Joy Rakoczy, born on May 14, 2014, the daughter of Christopher and Rebekah Rakoczy, of Huntington. Adelyn received 25,298 votes and won a
cash prize and a portrait.

Closer to the goal

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Holly Saunders (center), executive director of the Huntington County Council on Aging, accepts donations from Cindy Kelley (left), president of Delta Theta Tau, and Lori Guy, the sorority's treasurer. The Delts raised the money through their annual Nelson's chicken barbecue in late May, and designated $1,000 toward the renovation fund for the new Senior Center and $200 toward the HAT (Huntington Area Transportation) fund. The council has purchased a building on West Park Drive to house the new Senior Center and has already raised about $300,000 for its renovation.

Victory kiss

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Jason Worster (right), 4-H poultry superintendent and a member of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board, receives a kiss from "Perfect" the pig after cheering her to victory during the mini-pig races Saturday evening, July 19, at the 4-H Fair. Holding the pig is Joni Cripe, of Animal Grams in North Manchester.

Car show fund-raiser for CC set for Aug. 9

A car show hosted by the Busted Knuckles Auto Club and sponsored by Crossroad Connections will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Hier's Park, Huntington.

The show is open to any vehicle. Registration is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the show will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. with door prizes given away intermittently.

There is an entry fee per space. All proceeds go to Crossroad Connections for community outreach programs.

Duck race champs

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Blake Murphy (left) and Alex Wesco, both of Huntington, received Walmart gift cards after they won the Nerdy Scientist Duck Race, part of the Huntington City-Township Public Library's summer reading program, "Fizz! Boom! READ!"

HCCSC student registration is July 30

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will hold registration for students starting Wednesday, July 30.

Students who need to register are elementary school students, students entering middle school (grade six) and all students who are new to the corporation.

Students should register at the school office in their attendance area.
On Wednesday, July 30, registration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m.

Registration will also be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Faith Community Church of God to host vacation Bible school

Faith Community Church of God will host vacation Bible school from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening.

The theme for vacation Bible school is SonQuest Rainforest. The church will transform into an animal-filled rainforest where kids 3 years old to those entering sixth grade will discover the knowledge in God's word and have an opportunity to respond to His truth by living out their Christian faith.

Activities will include story time, crafts, games, snacks and songs.

YSB announces its Safe Place 4-H winners

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has announced Jacob Allred, Stormee Putt and Alexis Garcia as this year's 4-H Safe Place winners.

Each received a $10 gift card and miscellaneous Safe Place items.

Safe Place is a crisis intervention program designed to provide youth with immediate assistance during times of crisis. The primary goal is to reduce the incidence of runaways, homelessness, throw-away children or other abuse and neglect directed toward young people.