Salamonie Senior Lunch set for October 1 at the Interpretive Center

The monthly Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be on Monday, Oct.1, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

Guest speaker Beth Hauenstein will share her adventures in the Alaskan wilderness.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. The main dish, bean soup, will be provided. A small donation will be accepted.

Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. Reservations may be made by calling 468-2127.

Senior Luncheons are open to those ages 50 and older.

Rep. Banks to host Service Academy Day Sept. 22

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that he will host a Service Academy Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base for local students who are interested in attending one of the five U.S. service academies.

Academy Day will be held at the Air National Guard Base at 3005 Ferguson Rd. in Fort Wayne. Doors will open for registration at 10 a.m. and the event is scheduled to last until 12:30 p.m.

Along with Banks and his staff, representatives from the following service academies will be present:

‘All About Me’

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Roanoke Elementary School second-grade student Payton Caylor shows off her “All About Me” project. Each student traced themselves on a piece of white paper and decorated it with 20 items that told all about them. The student says she likes princess things, owls, listening to music, going to church, video games and that she and her mom like to collect buttons.

HU Horticulture Club presents 2018 Paint-A-Pot Plant Sale fund-raiser

The Huntington University Horticulture Club presents its 2018 Paint-A-Pot Plant Sale on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the dining commons.

There is a cost per potand an additional cost for plants. Premium plants are also available. Cash only will be accepted.
The sale will be held inside the dining commons in case of inclement weather.

For more information email

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its food distribution on Thursday, Sept. 20, between the hours of 10 a.m. to noon for Andrews and Dallas Township-area residents only, at the Lions Clubhouse, 365 Leedy Lane (at the ball diamonds).

No appointment is necessary.

The food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants are asked to bring their own containers.

Party favor

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Darlene Stanley (left) and Mike and Chris Schnitz (fourth and fifth from left), members of the Huntington North High School Class of 1978, present a check for $3,650 to Ben Davis (second from left), executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA and Tim Allen (third from left), the Y’s director of youth sports and marketing Friday, Sept. 7.

City landfill won’t be around to celebrate 50th birthday

Trash is compacted into an area at the Huntington City landfill in a recent photo. The landfill, one of only two municipal landfills left in the state of Indiana, is being permanently closed.
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The Huntington City Landfill, which opened in 1970, won’t be around to see its 50th birthday.

Beset by rising costs, ever tightening environmental regulations, and the consequences of missteps in the past, the landfill is now being permanently closed. Trash pickup and disposal in the City of Huntington will be outsourced to a private company.

Local choirs seeking help to name ‘Ensemble’

The Community Choirs of Huntington County Ensemble takes a break at their fall choral retreat. Members are (clockwise from left) Jay Clampitt, Emily Albertson, Claire Troyer, Sophia Tolen, Gloria Friesen, Solveig Webb, Luke Lehman, Anna Clampitt and Catherine Glosson. CCHC is asking the public to help give the group a creative and artistic name.
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The Community Choirs of Huntington County is seeking the public’s help to find a creative and artistic musical name for its highest-level singing group.

The highest-level group has been referred to as “Ensemble,” but the choir is seeking to find a more appropriate name.

Anyone can submit a name by email to, on the groups Facebook page “Children’s Choir of Huntington County” or by mail to CCHC, PO Box 293, Huntington, IN 46750.

Bippus Lions Club to have fish, loin f-raiser

The Bippus Lions C lub will have an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bippus Community Building.

The menu consists of fish prepared by Dan’s, green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, cookies and drinks.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts offered for children ages 6 to 10.

Walk for Hope

Photo by Steve Clark.

Participants in the eighth annual Walk for Hope depart the Huntingotn North High School Fieldhouse on Saturday, evening, Sept. 15, at the beginning of the walk. The two-mile walk was hosted by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntingotn County and the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force. Event sponosrs were the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network, DeWeese Soft Water and Appliances and Bippus State Bank.


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