HCTA head Gross says group appreciated pay raise efforts

The Huntington County Teachers Association appreciated the contract that the Huntington County Community School Corporation worked out with them, but it didn’t include the raises teachers were hoping would have been provided had the referendum questions passed on Nov. 5.

The 2019-2020 contract received unanimous approval as part of the consent agenda item during the school board’s first meeting since the election, on Monday, Nov. 11.

Letter from a serviceman


Photo by Steve Clark.

Patricia Jacobs, an eighth-grade teacher at Riverview Elementary School, shares a letter from her son, Daniel Jacobs, a former Riverview student who now serves in the United States Air Force, during a Veterans Day program at the school on Monday, Nov. 11. Jacobs’ letter gave insights to the program’s attendees about what his life in the military is like.

Local United Way gets award for book money

United Way of Huntington County has been selected from among over 100 applications to receive an award of $3,264.31 for new books and eBooks that will expand the organization’s mission.

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, awarded the funds as part of its OMG Books Awards: Offering More Great Books to Spark Innovation, a program that will give more than $4.7 million in funding to distribute
1.5 million brand new books and eBooks to children living in low-income communities in 33 states and territories.

Announce Senior Center events for Nov. 18-22

Here is a listing of events happening in November at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Nov. 18
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• November Medicare birthday-Bingo Celebration at the Senior Center.

HU’s own ‘Indiana Mark’ to be featured in film debuting at school on Nov. 19

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” had Indiana Jones, but “The Last Apostle” has Indiana Mark. Most know him as Dr. Mark Fairchild, professor of Bible and religion at Huntington University, but his breakthroughs as a world-renowned archeologist might make the former name more fitting.

Crafting wreaths


Photo by Steve Clark.

Nancy Arnold (left) and Peggy Callahan work on wreaths at a craft event hosted by the Huntington County Master Gardeners on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The event featured a variety of crafts for participants to try their hands at, with members of the Master Gardeners standing by to render assistance.

Salamonie Preschool program Nov. 20 talks about ‘Nature’s Gift of Turkeys’

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Nature’s Gift of Turkeys,” on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Attendees will learn about wild turkeys and make a take-home turkey call.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

This program is designed to enhance a preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Historical society to have elections on Nov. 20

Prior to the Nov. 20 Huntington County Historical Society program presentation, nominations and election of officers will take place.

Only those in attendance who are members of the society are eligible to vote, and then only if the current general meeting is their second general meeting since joining, unless membership began in October of this year.

Positions to be filled include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and four board positions.

Christmas After Hours, OH at City Building

A Christmas After Hours and Open House event will be held on Dec. 5 at the Huntington City Building from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mayor Brooks Fetters will be in attendance at the event, which will be in the council chambers on the third floor of the city building. Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations are requested. To make a reservation, contact the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce office at 356-5300 or   skimmel@huntington-chamber.com.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

St. Peter’s First Community announces events for Nov. 17

St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington, has announced events that will occur on Sunday, Nov. 17.

The monthly men’s breakfast will be held at Sportsmobile, 250 Court St., Huntington, at 8 a.m.

A congregational meeting will be held after the worship service at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Agenda items are the 2020 budget and election of 2020 team leaders. Copies of the 2020 budget are available in the William Street foyer. All church members are encouraged to stay for the meeting.

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