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Huntington University collects for "U Can Crush Hunger"

Community Harvest Food Bank’s 8th Annual U Can Crush Hunger Campaign weigh-in results are in. Huntington University, Indiana Tech, Indiana University Fort Wayne, Ivy Tech, Manchester University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Trine University, and the University of Saint Francis have already accumulated a tremendous total amount of 50,563 pounds towards our 125,000 pound goal. Huntington University has collected 9,796 pounds. Online voting continues until Nov. 11, at

New Life Ministries hosts benefit auction

New Life Ministries will host its annual Benefit Auction on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at First Merchants Heritage Hall located at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor Street, Huntington. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for children age 7-12, are available by visiting The event is free for age 6 and younger.

Vike Athletics Dept. launches new website

 Huntington North High School Athletics is releasing a one-stop shop website encompassing team schedules, rosters and other valuable sports information. This is a new website separate from the existing HNHS page that holds only a singular tab for athletics. HNHS Athletic Director Jeremy Markham has been in the works planning an athletics website since he filled the position last summer. And now his planning is becoming a reality. This summer, Markham worked alongside HCCSC Public Relations Coordinator Eric Andrews preparing a new website through rSchoolToday.

Local bar and grill raised funds for Huntington animal shelter

Pictured, from left in the check presentation are Animal Shelter Director Ashley Cox; Animal Care Specialist, Roberta Whitacre; Brockhaus Owners, Rod and Rachel Brockhaus; Community Coordinator, Courtney Carpenter and Animal Care Specialist, Michael Laitinen. Photo provided
Pictured, from left in the check presentation are Animal Shelter Director Ashley Cox; Animal Care Specialist, Roberta Whitacre; Brockhaus Owners, Rod and Rachel Brockhaus; Community Coordinator, Courtney Carpenter and Animal Care Specialist, Michael Laiti

Rod and Rachel Brockhaus and Brockhaus Bar & Grill hosted a benefit event Saturday, Oct. 29. at 855 E. Market Street, Huntington. The event took place to assist the Huntington County Humane Society with various needs. Animals were available to see and hold and a chili cook-off was included. The establishment quickly became filled with pet-related donations. Attendees donated, sampled chili, and could pet a furry friend. Furry Fix, a nonprofit organization from Wabash, donated 10 homeless cat shelters that were sold for $20 each.

Arrests made in county jail inmate death

A recent death in the Huntington County jail has resulted in multiple arrests, according to the Indiana State Police. The Indiana State Police began an investigation into the death of an inmate at the Huntington County Jail after Nicholas Parks, 42, of Bunker Hill was found unresponsive around 3 a.m. Oct. 22. This investigation has led to additional charges on three inmates currently incarcerated in the Huntington County Jail.

Arrest made in '17 Delphi murders

Oct. 28, 2022, will be the day Carroll County remembers as “the day.”   On that day, Richard Allen, 50, of Delphi was officially charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, 2,086 days since the two young girls’ bodies were found near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi. On Feb. 13, 2017, Williams and German went missing while walking on a trail near the bridge. On Feb. 14, 2017, their bodies were discovered.

Dementia (Alzheimers) support group forms

Caretakers who care for individuals with Dementia will have available a new support group in Huntington. The first meeting to establish this group will take place at Christ the King Church at 1224 N. Jefferson, on Thursday Nov. 3, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. A survey will be taken to determine the interest in the group as well as the preferred times to meet. In addition, a representative of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Greater Indiana will be present at the meeting to speak on related issues concerning Dementia. For questions, contact Nancy Heasley at 260-450-7077.

Salamonie Elem. teaches Say No To Drugs

 Salamonie Elementary School students and faculty took part in their Red Ribbon Day Rally 2022 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to promote a promise to live drug free. Red Ribbon history was given by students Addi Scobell and Dax Bailey. An introduction of guests Mayor Richard Strick, Police Officer Daniel Lowes, Police Chief Cory Boxell, and Warren Town Marshall Dennis Spitler was made by student, Hazel Maag.

County reminds residents of early voting

Early voting for the 2022 Huntington County General Election will continue through Nov. 5, with three of the county’s voting centers open to registered voters at different times. Voting will be held at the following places and times: • Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 1160 W 500 N — Open Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Fire Station, 150 Sparks St., Markle — Open Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. • American Legion, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke — Open Friday, Nov. 4 from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marching Vikes shine in Roanoke, continue busy September slate

Image by: Phil Smith. Senior trombonist Matt Pharoah performs during the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade.

By Phil Smith Pounding the pavement, despite searing late summer temperatures can sap the energy from anyone — but try doing it while maintaining your alignment with someone on either side of you and while also toting a heavy musical instrument. The Huntington North High School marching band doesn’t let hot parades and marching band competitions, or recruitment woes brought on by a world-wide pandemic slow it down. Fresh off the Roanoke Fall Festival parade on Saturday, Sept.

Patriotism abounds at Roanoke parade

Image by: Phil Smith. 2022 Roanoke Fall Festival Queen Corynn Barton, in the back, waves to the crowd, along with, from left, Jaela Faulkner, Aubrey Tyler, Ella McDaniel, Addison Tyler and Sydney Taylor. In the back is Erika Bugg.

The sidewalks were impassable, due to the enthusiasm of the attendees sitting, standing and waving American flags during the 68th Annual Roanoke Fall Festival Parade. Patriotism was at its peak, as the 619 individuals, 60 vehicles, and six floats provided the visual incarnation of this year’s parade theme “America, the Beautiful,” sponsored by the American Legion Post 160. The parade began with a check for $2,500 being presented to the Roanoke Police Department’s K-9 Unit from the Roanoke Sons of American Legion. The check was presented for the newest officer of the K-9 Unit, Doc.

Fred Loew and 100 Years of Soybeans

Professor Fred Loew, Huntington University Archives

As autumn approaches and farmers begin the harvest processes, great attribution goes out to former growers and individuals that devoted their lives to the industry. The history of the soybean crop cannot be discussed without mentioning the innovative spirit of one distinguished educator and botanist, Dr. Fred Loew. He grew up in rural Michigan, but came to Huntington for an education. At the time Huntington College was known as the new Central College, from which he graduation in the year 1902.

Meet and Greet

Right to Life of Northeast Indiana will be holding a meet and greet event on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Park Pavilion in Huntington. Right to Life encompasses LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Wells, Adams, and NOW Huntington County. With the closing of the Right to Life of Huntington this past May, we are excited to let the Huntington county area know that we will be serving them as their Right to Life of Northeast Indiana, with Zachary Rodgers as Executive Director.