Future Vikes


Photo by Steve Clark.

Bob Prescott, head coach of the Huntington North High School varsity football team, gives instructions to attendees of the team’s youth camp on Tuesday, July 30, on the Kriegbaum Field practice field. Attendees learned about football fundamentals from the team’s coaching staff and players over the course of the camp, which spanned three days.

Softball camp


Photo by Steve Clark.

Doug Gower (right), head coach of the Huntington University softball team, rolls a ball to an attendee of a skills camp conducted by the team on Wednesday, July 31, at the school’s softball field. Camp attendees were high school softball players looking to sharpen and showcase their skills.

Project Spotlight voting runs through Sept. 30

Beacon Credit Union’s Project Spotlight voting takes place through Sept. 30.

Project Spotlight is a program created by Beacon Credit Union with the hope that individuals and organizations would be inspired to reach out and serve those living and working around them.

Roanoke High School Class of ‘58 meets for 61st reunion recently

The Roanoke High School Class of 1958 met for their 61st class gathering on July 20 at the Brethren Church in Roanoke, where their baccalaureate service was held in May of 1958.

One half of the graduating class and spouses were in attendance. Cards were signed and written to those on vacation and with health issues and those living out of state.

Ladies provided the snacks and beverages, and lots of memories and memorabilia were shared by all.

Clear Creek 11U travel baseball team tryouts are Aug. 10, 17, 24

The Clear Creek Bulldogs, an 11U travel baseball team, are holding tryouts on Aug. 10, 17 and 24, at Clear Creek Field, in rural Huntington, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each session.

Boys ages 11 and under are invited to attend. Baseball fundamentals will be assessed.

The Bulldogs will hold practices in the fall. The team’s season will commence next April. Games will be played primarily in northeast Indiana, but some games may be played as far south as Indianapolis.

Clear Creek Field is located at 8889N-300W, Huntington.

Invasive species primer at Salamonie Aug. 17

An Invasive Species Management Primer will be held Aug. 17 and 24. Justin Emmons, IDNR’s Salamonie Lake wildlife specialist, will present an informative meeting on Aug. 17, at 10 a.m., at Salamonie Interpretive Center, located at Salamonie Lost Bridge West SRA.

Emmons will identify several invasive plant species, and discuss prioritized management and management techniques. The group will also participate in a field observation, and a question and answer session. Those who attend should plan to bring a brown bag lunch.

Healing Waters food pantry sets distribution

Healing Waters Ministry’s Come to the Table Food Pantry is holding a food distribution event on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The pantry is open to all.

Healing Waters Ministry is located at 5811W-606S, Mt. Etna.

Farmland owning women get invite to conservation discussion

Women who own or manage farmland in Huntington County and areas nearby are invited to a free conservation discussion and field tour on Sept. 5 at the United Church of Christ at 202 E. 2nd St., Warren.

Coffee and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch is provided, and the program will end at 3 p.m.

Arts council announces regional show winners

Goven Martinez (left), of Huntington, stands with Sayaka Ganz, a renowned sculptor who judged the LaFontaine Arts Council’s Regional Art Show and awarded him “Best of Show” honors for his oil painting titled “Morning Mystery,” which is pictured above them. The Regional Art Show will be on display in Huntington University’s Robert E. Wilson Gallery, located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts, through Aug. 28.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has announced the winners of its Regional Art Show.

Winners were selected by the show’s judge, Sayaka Ganz, a renowned sculptor. She awarded “Best of Show” honors to an oil painting titled “Morning Mystery,” which was entered by Goven Martinez, of Huntington.

Winners were selected in three categories: Class I – oil, acrylic, watercolor or drawing media; Class II – photography or digital media; and Class III – sculpture, ceramics, textile or mixed.

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