Vacuuming the lawn

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A Huntington Street Department worker uses a leaf vac truck to collect raked leaves from a yard on Cline Street on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The pickup is expected to continue until all the leaves are gone or until snow prevents workers from collecting them.

Sound advice

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cathy Vasil of Healthcare Therapy Services (HTS) offers suggestions on how to treat urinary incontinence during an informational session held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. HTS holds regular meetings at the facility on various topics affecting Seniors.

Love INC benefits from work of Wilson, others

Jack Wilson uses a special wire basket to pick up walnuts along Cherry Street in Huntington. Wilson had a pretty good haul this year – around 1,150 pounds of the nuts – which he sells to benefit Love In the Name of Christ.

When others may have been out walking their dogs or scurrying about between places like the grocery store to their vehicles, Jack Wilson got his exercise this fall by picking up black walnuts.

To be precise, 1,150 pounds of them.

At the end of October, which also marked the end of “walnut season,” Wilson says, that’s how much the nuts weighed that he delivered to a buyer, and then donated the proceeds to Love In the Name of Christ.

Much to do throughout Huntington’s downtown for ‘Christmas in the City’

Santa Claus waves from the ladder of a Huntington Fire Department truck as he officially arrives in town during last year’s Christmas in the City event. Hundreds of people turned out at Rotary Park downtown to greet him and watch the lighting of the electronic Christmas tree at the park’s fountain.  This year’s event happens Saturday, Nov. 30.
TAB file photo.

The Downtown Business Association presents “Christmas in the City” on Saturday, Nov. 30, in downtown Huntington with lots of family-oriented activities throughout three blocks on Jefferson Street.

The event highlights the arrival of Santa Claus to officiate lighting up the city for the holidays.

Streets will be closed downtown starting at 2 p.m. Saturday for the celebration.

Getting ready for Turkey Day

Photo by Steve Clark.

Volunteers with Trinity United Methodist Church’s annual Communitywide Thanksgiving Dinner stand with turkeys delivered to the church on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Pictured are (from left) Patty Sprinkle, Greg Sprinkle, Dylan Wynkoop, Penny Allen and Liz Godts. The church, located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington, will serve its Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal is free to everyone in the community.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers at kettles

The Salvation Army of Huntington County is currently looking for volunteers to ring bells at its red kettles.

To sign up, visit

The Salvation Army notes that kettle locations can be sponsored for a day. For more information, call the Salvation Army at 356-3485.

The Salvation Army is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Photo by Steve Clark.

Ernie Little (right), with the Huntington Street Department, places a Christmas wreath on a light pole at the corner of Jefferson and Washington streets while Joe Eckert, of the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department, keeps his ladder steady on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Little and Eckert placed decorations on a number of downtown Huntington light poles, getting the city prepped for the Christmas season.

Property tax penalty deadline nears

Property taxes were due Nov. 12, and delinquent taxpayers now owe a penalty.

Indiana law requires the county treasurer to add a late payment penalty to the unpaid portions of the amounts due for each installment of property taxes.

The penalty will be in the amount of 5 percent of the unpaid tax if the installment is completely paid on or before the 30 days after the due date and property owners are not liable for delinquent property taxes first due and payable in a previous installment for the same parcel.

Salvation Army sign-up for Christmas underway

The Salvation Army of Huntington County has announced that the sign-up period for its Christmas assistance program will be closing soon.

Sign-ups will be accepted on  Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Salvation Army is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

The phone number is 356-3485.

Markle TC to discuss storage issues at mtg.

The Markle Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Markle Town Hall, 197 E. Morse St., Markle.

The purpose of the meeting is to decide how to proceed with the building at 480 N. Clark St.

There will also be discussion on the different options for providing storage for the town’s equipment.


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