St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church holding Shamrock Luncheon Friday

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Huntington, is holding a Shamrock Luncheon on Friday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Soups, salads, casseroles and desserts will be served.

There is a fee to attend.

The luncheon will be held in the church’s gymnasium at 605 Polk St., Huntington.

Supporting UB Global


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rich Beaver (third from left), treasurer of the Huntington Rotary Club, presents a check for $11,300 to Michelle Harris (second from left), associate director, UB Global, at the Huntington Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at the LaFontaine Center, in Huntington. Also pictured are (first from left) Jeff Bleijerveld, director, UB Global, and Cindy Krumanaker, president, Huntington Rotary Club. The donated funds will help cover the cost of energy meters that were installed at Mattru Hospital in Sierra Leone.

Dessert carry-in, recipe exchange at Markle library

The Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a dessert carry-in and recipe exchange Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring a dessert and its recipe for an evening of taste-testing other desserts, gathering recipes to take home and chatting about all things baking.

This program is geared towards adults and is free to attend.

The Markle library is located at 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.

Soup supper, bazaar is set for Pleasant Chapel

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, in rural Roanoke, will hold a soup supper and bazaar on Saturday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu will include chili soup, chicken noodle soup, carrot and celery sticks and ham sandwiches, plus drinks and pies and cakes for dessert.

A freewill offering will be taken.

The church is located at 880E-1100N, Roanoke.

Roanoke Town Council to hold special session Tuesday, March 12

The Roanoke Town Council will hold a special session on Tuesday, March 12, at Roanoke Town Hall at 7 p.m.

The main agenda topic will be a discussion and determination of personnel with the Roanoke Police Department.

Other topics may be discussed as deemed necessary by the council president.

Special sessions are open to the public.

Roanoke Town Hall is located at 141 W. Third St.

Traffic to be restricted to one lane on Ind.-5 bridge over Wabash River

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that traffic will be restricted to one lane on Ind.-5 over the Wabash River on or after Monday, March 11, weather permitting.

Bridge rehabilitation will take place between Waterworks Road and CR W 100N in Huntington County.

Motorists can expect to see heavy equipment placing a temporary barrier wall, as well as a temporary traffic signal to alternate vehicles over the 16-foot-wide, single-lane bridge.

What shape is this?


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library Director Nancy Disbro (right) holds up a shape for her young audience to identify during a story-time session held Wednesday, March 6. The special time for preschoolers included singing a song and playing at different stations to explore various shapes.

Common council cancels meet for March 12

The Huntington Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, has been canceled due to lack of an agenda.

Banks again tries to fund ed for military families

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has reintroduced a bill, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which would provide military families with access to more educational opportunities and the ability to customize their child’s education.

The legislation would also provide portability to military families that they currently do not have.

Body Safety

Sgt. Terry Hall, a retired Indianapolis police officer, asks students at Salamonie School, in Warren, to raise their hands after posing a question to them during his Body Safety program on Wednesday, March 6. Hall informed the students about how they can protect themselves from predators and what the dangers of social media usage are. He also sought to instill the students with a sense of empowerment. The program was funded by the Ecolab Foundation and supported by several community entities.

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