Rev. James T. Hodson

Rev. James Thomas Hodson, 90, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Roy 'Dick' Brown

Roy “Dick” Brown, 73, of LaFontaine, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at 6:56 p.m.

Mr. Brown worked in the maintenance/production division at Owens-Illinois, Active Products and GDX. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

He was born Dec. 3, 1945, in Morehead, KY, to Roy and Lena (Clifford) Brown. He married Marjorie Montgomery on Sept. 22, 1966, and she survives.

Trio of Huntington North cheerleaders gain elite entry to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NY

Huntington North High School varsity cheerleaders (from left) Dylinn Hertel, Lauryne Pearson and Arianna Betterly are headed to New York City this November to march and cheer in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The three juniors each tried out individually for the opportunity to join the All American Cheerleaders in this year’s parade. The trio will be the only high school cheerleaders from Indiana to appear at the event.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Three Huntington North High School varsity cheerleaders are not only going to represent their school in a nationally televised parade this fall, but they will have the distinction of being the only high school cheerleaders from Indiana to appear at the event.

Arianna Betterly, Dylinn Hertel and Lauryne Pearson, all HNHS juniors, were selected to march and cheer in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in New York City on Nov. 28.

Scarecrow Festival returns

The 17th annual Scarecrow Festival in downtown Warren returns on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The festival will kick off with a costume parade at Wayne Street and 3rd Street at 5 p.m. Following is a family fun-filled night with candy, games, basket auction and chili cook-off.

For more information, call 375-4616 with questions.

Scarecrow and chili entry forms can be found at local businesses.

Dinnertime for ducks


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Greta Schenkel (front) and Samantha Endsley, both of Huntington, take time out of their day on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to sprinkle feed for the ducks at Lake Clare, enticing them to come up to the roadway alongside the lake to snack. Endsley says she carries birdseed in her vehicle at all times just in case she gets the opportunity to feed the ducks.

Solid Rock invites veterans to celebration Nov. 10

Solid Rock United Methodist Church invites all veterans, active duty military and their families and deceased veterans’ families to a veterans homecoming celebration on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The morning service starts at 10 a.m. and then at 5 p.m. a complimentary dinner will be served followed by an “Armed Forces Tribute” show of appreciation.

Referendum on ballot as voting starts Oct. 8

In just shy of a month, Huntington County voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on two questions that will direct the Huntington County Community School Corporation in how it pays its teachers and provides facilities for students.

Every voter registered in the county will be able to vote on the questions, regardless as to whether there is a municipal race in their residential district.

LAC presents ‘Didgeridoo Down Under’ at Nazarene

The LaFontaine Arts Council will present “Didgeridoo Down Under” at the Huntington First Church of the Nazarene on Monday, Oct. 28.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the program is free and open to the public, with Pathfinder Services clients and YMCA, Special Olympics and Council on Aging members encouraged to attend.

Since 2004 “Didgeridoo Down Under” has been presented in more than 7,000 schools and other venues. The high-energy Australian-themed program combines music, culture and history, science, character building, comedy and audience participation.

Swine Boosters donate


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Matt Buckland (left), president of the Huntington County Swine Boosters Club, presents a donation to (from second from left) Aaron Amick, Katelyn Arnold and Emma Haupert of the Huntington North High School FFA Livestock Judging Team recently. The donation helped with expenses while the team was competing at the national livestock judging contest at Grand Island, NE. As a team they took sixth overall in placing, 10th overall as a team and Amick placed fourth in sheep, with the team placing fourth overall in the sheep division.

A Renaissance in Roanoke back Oct. 12

Plein air painter John Kelty (right) works on his watercolor while Bob Mansfield (left) and Cathy Eckert, both of Fort Wayne, watch during the Renaissance in Roanoke event last year in downtown Roanoke. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Oct. 12.
TAB file photo.

Downtown Roanoke will once again be bustling with artists and art lovers as A Renaissance in Roanoke returns to town on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Presented by the Roanoke Village Inn, this annual juried art fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Roanoke.
The centerpiece of the event is its juried art marketplace. Artwork created by local and regional artists in a range of mediums will be available for purchase.

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