100 days


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Roanoke Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of the school year on Friday, Jan. 24.  Shown is kindergartener Lillian Parrish with her collection of 100 Skittles to mark the special day.100 days

Just a test


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

With emergency lights flashing, Huntington firefighters Jason Meier (left) and Steve Renzi work the ladder of the Tower 4 firetruck on Monday, Jan. 27, in the back lot of Fire Station 2 on Etna Avenue. The station’s vehicles are tested regularly on Mondays to make sure they are in working order in the event of an emergency run.

Huntington County Council on Aging fish fry is Feb. 7

The Huntington County Council on Aging’s annual fish fry is Friday, Feb. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, in Warren.

The menu by Dan’s Fish Fry includes all-you-can-eat fish and chicken, with green beans and ham, applesauce, bread, ice cream and beverages.

There is a cost for the meal with discounts for children ages 5 to 10 years and free for children under 5. Tickets are available at the Senior Center or from any HCCOA board member. Carryout is available.

The Knight Bergman Center is located at 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

Special speaker at ABWA meet on April 18

The Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association has announced that motivational speaker Sam Glenn will be appearing at the chapter’s special meeting on April 18.

The special meeting will be held at Huntington University, in Huntington, and run from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.

Glenn is an award-winning speaker, author and artist.

The first 100 paid registrants by March 18 will be entered into a drawing for an original painting by Glenn.

Three locals grad from Trine after fall semester

Three Huntington County residents completed their degree requirements at Trine University at the end of the fall 2019 semester.

Those students are:

Madison Jennings, of Andrews, completing a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

Mathew Neely, of Huntington, completing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science.

Blake Sailors, of Huntington, completing a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Announce Senior Center events for upcoming week of Feb. 3-7

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

Monday, Feb. 3
• 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, Feb. 4
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
• 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.

Doing it with style


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Gymnast Nora McDaniel adds a bit of flair to her balance beam routine during the Winter Jam Meet on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse. Spotting her is Carly Snyder of the Huntington Gymnastics Academy, which hosted the event. McDaniel scored 6.80 on the balance beam in the 9 to 10-year-old class, helping her to place ninth in all around in the Level 4 grouping.

Making shelter pets comfortable


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brenda Springer (right), the owner of Sew What?, a sewing and upholstery shop in Huntington, made and donated several beds for cats and dogs to the Huntington County Humane Shelter on Friday, Jan. 24. Accepting the beds on behalf of the shelter is Becky Blackmun, the facility’s director. Springer was assisted by Jane Jacobs and plans on making more beds for the shelter.

Evensong concert


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cindy Romano takes a break from playing the organ to address the audience during her Evensong concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington, on Sunday, Jan. 26. Romano played music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others on the church’s refurbished 1958 Möller pipe organ. The Evensong Concert Series is held monthly at the church and is free to attend.

Mental health speakers at YMCA Lunch & Learn

Presenters (from left) Heather Miller and Carmen Schlatter of Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (at the front of the class) and a room full of attendees at a prior YMCA Lunch & Learn session held at the Y. A new three-month Lunch & Learn series will start on Feb. 26. Photo provided. 
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Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana will provide speakers to help community members increase their awareness and knowledge around several important mental health topics and diagnoses during the next Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

Sessions will also be held at the YMCA on March 25 and April 29. All sessions will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The following topics will be covered:

• February will discuss depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders.

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